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    [–] Movies with "That Scene" Roller_ball 3 points ago in horror

    Sleepaway Camp

    [–] Controversial Horror Films Roller_ball 2 points ago in horror

    I don't know if I'd call The Human Centipede controversial. Controversy typically implies public disagreement. Besides a small minority, most people who are aware of The Human Centipede agree that it is just a one-trick torture porn.

    I think I Spit On Your Grave is probably the most controversial. There are two very contradictory takes on the movie -- it is an exploitation of a woman being raped or it is a movie made to empower females.

    [–] Books like ‘The Collector’ Roller_ball 3 points ago in horrorlit

    The Corn Maiden by Joyce Carol Oates is pretty similar. It also has the switching narratives.

    You might also want to look into Leonard Lake. There is a book written about him (Die for Me by Don Lasseter) that I haven't read, but he is a killer that was absolutely obsessed with The Collector and trying to have his own 'Miranda'.

    [–] Audition by Ryū Murakami Roller_ball 2 points ago in horrorlit

    I read Piercing. It was one of the rare cases when not knowing the premise led to me being disappointed. The book was intense, but not the same kind of intensity that the first couple pages had, which led to me being a little underwhelmed. If I knew what the book was about going in, I think I would of enjoyed it more.

    [–] Does anyone else annoy THEMSELVES while eating? Roller_ball 1 points ago in misophonia

    No, it's like tickling myself. It is one of the reasons why people in my family thought I was faking it. "Why aren't you annoyed by your own eating?" To be honest, I can understand where they are coming from with this question and I would be incredulous in their shoes.

    [–] What happens if a parent in the US refuses to give their child a name at birth? Roller_ball 3 points ago in answers

    I was born pre-mature before my parents picked out a name. My birth certificate has my name as Boy.

    [–] 'Vegans will never change anything' Roller_ball 13 points ago in vegan

    I started by making completely justifiable excuses like "this pizza is going to be thrown away if nobody eats it." Once I started justifying something it led to me justifying everything and I ended up just giving it up (while staying consistently vegetarian.)

    I've been meaning to going back to vegan for some time. For a while I've had the guilt of not being vegan mixed with the superficial worry about weight gain and ended up going back.

    From my prior experience I know that being vegan is an indefinite thing. I plan on doing it forever, but who knows how my attitudes will change in the future.

    [–] 'Vegans will never change anything' Roller_ball 277 points ago in vegan

    I was vegan for about 3 years when I was younger. Took about 10 years off and now I've been vegan for the past few. It is like stepping out of a time machine.

    Couple things I've really noticed:

    • There is so much more variety.

    • Trader Joe's used to be the best place to get vegan food, but they haven't improved at all in the last 10 years, while places like Shop Rite and Target have whole vegan sections. Trader Joe's, I love you guys, but up your vegan game.

    • When did they start listing at the bottom of the ingredients whether or not it has eggs or dairy? It is fantastic not having to read through 50 ingredients searching for whey protein.

    [–] Is anyone else kind of tired of Satanism in horror movies? Roller_ball 14 points ago in horror

    I think pagan or voodoo cults are far more disturbing because they seem so exclusive and mysterious.

    so Hereditary

    [–] [WW] Frozen 2 Official Teaser Trailer just dropped. Initial predictions? Roller_ball 6 points ago in boxoffice

    Lion King 2 didn't mean to be a success. It meant to be a quick cash grab like that Frozen Fever short.

    A much bigger thing is the characters. Little kids, mainly young girls, are obsessed with Elsa. It makes sense -- she is a princess with superpowers. Every time I hear kids play from the playground, to in the snow, to at the pool, there are always some kid shouting "I'm Elsa, shooting you with my ice powers" or something.

    [–] 🎵 AND I DON'T GIVE A DAMN BOUT MY BAD REPUTATION 🎶 Roller_ball 26 points ago * (lasted edited 4 days ago) in dvdcollection

    It was a Friday or Saturday night show, which really hurt it. It was never meant to have a huge audience, but more of a cult following.

    I also think the show would have done better if it had some time to build up an audience. The word-of-mouth was pretty good, but it was off the air before people even had the chance to watch it. I remember it being on a lot of 'best television of the year' lists after it had already been cancelled.

    edit: Also, anecdotally, I remember having a really hard time convincing anyone the show was good. I remember specifically telling people, "I watched a show that had a scene of a kid eating a cheese sandwich alone in front of the TV and it was amazing." It was a hard sell.

    [–] [WW] Frozen 2 Official Teaser Trailer just dropped. Initial predictions? Roller_ball 12 points ago in boxoffice

    It'll do better than the original. The Frozen property has only gotten stronger since its release. Kids haven't forgotten about the movie, but have been playing with Else toys, having Frozen birthday parties, been memorizing the soundtrack, so many other things.

    [–] Bill Gates slams Ocasio-Cortez, says her tax policy is 'missing the picture' Roller_ball 22 points ago in news

    Read the article people:

    Certainly, the idea of government being more effective in terms of how it runs education or social programs, there’s a lot of opportunity for improvement there," Gates said in the podcast. "In terms of revenue collection, you wouldn’t want to just focus on the ordinary income rate, because people who are wealthy have a rounding error of ordinary income."

    He continued: "They have income that just is the value of their stock, which if they don’t sell it, it doesn’t show up as income at all, or if it shows up, it shows over in the capital gains side. So the ability of hedge fund people, various people — they aren’t paying that ordinary income rate."

    "The one thing that never gets much press — the IRS shows the statistics for the top 400 people of the highest income and the rate they pay," Gates went on to say. "Anyway, you should look at that. It’s about a 20 percent rate, so it has nothing to do with the 39.6 marginal ordinary income rate. So it’s a misfocus. If you focus on that, you’re missing the picture."

    He's not getting defensive over keeping his money. He saying as someone with experience dealing with a large amount that if there is a 70% tax rate on income gains, it won't have any effect and the real issue has to do with tax shelters.

    [–] Love or hate ash vs evil dead Roller_ball 2 points ago in horror

    Love it. I'm shocked that something as raw and of-the-moment as Evil Dead was still able to capture a lot of the magic. The movies also have their fair share of camp, which is really hard to keep consistent without just veering off into parody or pure silliness (