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    [–] Hunting with salt. erkdaclerk 1 points ago in interestingasfuck

    It's a razor clam.

    [–] Reddit is Being Manipulated by Professional Shills Every Day erkdaclerk 47 points ago in videos

    I think they found the loophole, just pay the admins individually instead of the corporate entity of Reddit.

    [–] EMSK: How To Give A Sharp Loud Whistle erkdaclerk 10 points ago in everymanshouldknow

    Hey, one of our videos in the wild. Neat!

    [–] Elevation of the European continent [3921x3401] erkdaclerk 3 points ago in MapPorn

    I feel like I'm learning something about general population demographics but I don't know what. Southern Europe is mountainous and Northern Europe is flat. Like, are the cultural differences influenced by this or is it just a coincidence?

    [–] Supporting Characters that Steal the Movie? erkdaclerk 97 points ago in movies

    Anthony Hopkins is way too far down on this list. He won best actor for a role that got like 20 minutes of screentime. The sequel was just called Hannibal.

    [–] Natalie Portman's strange accent in "Jackie" was spot on, according to linguists erkdaclerk 2 points ago in movies

    Yes exactly, and method has become so ubiquitous that it is easy to think there could be no other way to act. Realism in acting is a relatively recent phenomenon. If you go back to medieval times or the Greek classical age, the acting will look very different. There were certain poses, or expressions, or costumes that could be worn that would telegraph a characters emotions. Subtlety and subtext was not always common, it's one of the reasons Shakespeare is so revered today. Actors over the last century have put what today is viewed as the basis for all acting into context by creating various acting philosophies, such as the method, which put these ideas down concretely.

    [–] Natalie Portman's strange accent in "Jackie" was spot on, according to linguists erkdaclerk 6 points ago in movies

    I definitely think you can make that argument and many people do. It's the extremes I find that have drawn critique and come to represent the method as a whole. The original intent was to use personal experience to inform the performance. It's one thing to draw from your life to act out how it would feel to stomp a dog to death. It's another thing to go out and stomp a dog to know how it feels. I think the former requires more acting skill than the latter.

    [–] Natalie Portman's strange accent in "Jackie" was spot on, according to linguists erkdaclerk 704 points ago * (lasted edited 19 days ago) in movies

    The Method has been largely bastardized and misunderstood by the general population. While it now means going to crazy lengths to experience emotion, it used to just be an acting style that told you to draw from personal experience to make your acting more realistic.

    [–] I just went to Blackpool. Wtf, England? erkdaclerk 27 points ago in unitedkingdom

    Whelp, I'm here. We made it. I'm an American and want desperately to know what is happening, but I fear that you all will laugh at my ignorance and tell me lies.

    [–] ‘I no longer have to be politically correct’: GOP politician arrested after grabbing a woman in her genital area erkdaclerk 4 points ago in politics

    I was working as an assistant for a very bigoted old man and I would have to drive him around and he would insist that Rush be on. I had never actually listened before and heard this live. It took everything in my power not to say anything. The old man didn't seem to mind, after all he would eventually tell me that I was so nice that I was changing his view of Puerto Ricans...

    [–] Scientists predict how much Donald Trump is going to destroy the planet erkdaclerk 29 points ago in EverythingScience

    You don't have the time to write down five things, but you can write two paragraphs about how you can't right down five things? You're either a troll or a ridiculously stubborn person.

    [–] Scientists predict how much Donald Trump is going to destroy the planet erkdaclerk 17 points ago in EverythingScience

    If you just name five positive things, we can all admit that we're wrong. The absolute refusal to do so makes it look like you can't, at least to the people you are trying to convince. Whatever point you're trying to make, it is backfiring and only further confirming the belief that all he does is bad.