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  1. Since someone mentioned it: there was indeed a Highlander cartoon series (non-anime). Which has to be toward the top of the list of the "why did they make a cartoon based on this, the original is not suitable for children at all" shows. Conan, Robocop, Tales from the Crypt, Toxic Crusader etc. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUlEamQJ-1g It was originally a French show, but it was syndicated in the US. It used to come on around the same time as Samurai Pizza Cats and Sailor Moon on weekday mornings around here, back when cartoons on non-Cartoon-Network were a thing.
  2. (psst...you may be wasting your time, bro) Here is the New Yorker piece that came up in the episode, where the white supremacists give their thoughts on Trump. I found it to be really interesting. http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/08/31/the-fearful-and-the-frustrated Also, the Ace of Base nazi theory definitely far-fetched IMO. I get that whats-his-name was actually in a neonazi band etc, but that doesn't mean that the lyrics in question were written by him. Even accepting that some of them were, it doesn't mean that he had any control of what was in the music videos. Also there's the fact that they were Swedish. While I understand that many (most?) Swedes speak English, there are still always things that don't translate exactly. I listened to the episode of Unpopular Opinion where Brown got into this theory, and I think it got a more appropriate amount of skepticism there.
  3. 100% on board with this suggestion. Have seen this movie a half dozen times, but had never watched Twin Peaks until this year. After watching the entire series, was shocked to realize that Ed and Nadine played the couple in this movie.
  4. I think one of the things left out of the conversation was fear of reprisal. On the racism/genocide issue- a few months back I read a statement by a Confederate general from Texas during the Civil War period. He defended the institution of slavery, and part of his rationale was the following: if blacks were to get equal rights and be encouraged to act the same as whites, then it would inevitably lead to white oppression and slavery. From his point of view, it made complete sense, right? If you grow up in a world where you not only discriminate against a certain group of people but actively keep them subjugated as slaves, and in said world this is not only common, but a multi-billion-dollar industry which is centuries old, then that is your concept of normal, and begs no alternative. I read a similar statement from someone opposed to black voting rights a century later. So it was feared that black people, if given the chance, would obviously do what white people had done to them- because it would be a mirror image of that normal order of things. Indeed, it would have to be even worse, due to the barbarous nature of black people, etc. There's a common phenomenon where a cheating spouse will accuse the person they're cheating on of having an affair. More generally, there is a great Edgar Allan Poe short story called The Black Cat, which is somewhat subtly about the hate (fear) that stems from wrongdoing.
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    Fantastic Four (2015)

    Isn't it pretty clear that the studios hunt for these directors, though? They throw money at these indie directors because they want young guys who they can push around. They want to be able to tell them what to do (exception: Edgar Wright, etc), force storylines and characters, etc. Marc Webb went from 500 Days of Summer to the Spider-Man reboot (what), Josh Trank went from Chronicle to Fantastic 4, and I think like 90% of those Platinum Dunes horror reboots were directed by either former music video directors or Rob Zombie.
  6. Thomas Jane. James Marsden. Scott Glenn. Piper Perabo. Billy, Bob, Thornton. And Bart the Bear. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bP4XCk25Qzs Can not officially recommend this, since I haven't seen it, but the trailer is nuts. Anyone willing to take the plunge? Synopsis from VUDU: James Marsden, Thomas Jane, Piper Perabo and Billy Bob Thornton star in this action-packed adventure set in the Alaskan wilderness. After a relentless grizzly starts to wreak havoc on a small town, the sheriff heads into the forest to find his ecologist wife but instead crosses paths with his estranged brother. They soon find themselves on the run from the massive killer bear. The hunted become the hunter in this edge-of-your seat thriller about the power of nature and the smell of blood.
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    Some June Streaming Options

    Literally thought you meant movies June was in that are on Netflix. Ass Backwards is still streaming AFAIK
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    Robocop 2 (1990)

    RoboCop 3 is easily one of the most insulting movies I've ever seen. It never even occurred to me that it might be for kids, given how violent the first two were. I just know it made me mad. The plot points are almost literally written out on the screen. That is why I recommend they watch it for HDTGM.
  9. As a Sacramento native: Go fuck yourself. Good episode, though.
  10. I have to say, I found this ep a little bit lacking? As a Black guy, there are certainly perspectives which aren't communicated to the general, mainstream audience (ie. White people)- but this episode seemed a bit narrow (IMO). Was expecting something more along the lines of the Moral Panics episode. Also, there was quite a bit of reverse American exceptionalism- instead of saying that we're the best,, Mr. O'Brien declares us (Americans) the worst, based on the OKCupid studies. But, to defend Whitey for a second, it seems to me that internationals on OKC are probably more comfortable with dating internationally, because they're on an American website (or are just Americans living abroad). And being more open to the idea doesn't make them not-racist, by the way- it's like saying White guys aren't racist because a lot of them are super into Asian women. On the plus side, I have listened to a few eps of the "Denzel Washington is the Greatest Actor of All Time, Period" podcast, and enjoyed them. Will check out the "The Read" and give them a shot, also. PS. I am a regular listener, don't mean to come across as a hater.
  11. 1. Cooler 2. LL Cool J's signature look during the 80s was a kangol hat that he'd wear all the time, and this carried over into the 90s. It was so tied to his identity that when another rapper wanted to diss him, he disrespected one of the hats: I feel like Larry Zbysko kinda killed it. Relatively, I mean.
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    Left Behind (2014)

    Update: Left Behind II: Tribulation Force not as crazy/entertaining. Stick with part 3, which is apparently a crazy bastardization of the stuff in the Left Behind books, and basically killed the original movie series.
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    Left Behind (2014)

    Would recommend Left Behind 3: World at War. Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvsW46FzCd8 http://forum.earwolf.com/topic/17349-left-behind-world-at-war/page__p__104056#entry104056
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    Dead Silence

    Flashback scene with the ventriloquist show was the best scene, I think. Just watched this recently on Netflix, this is a great bad movie. Not cheesy-but-enjoyable like Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. This is a bad movie in the sense that it's packed to the gills with horror movie cliches and plot holes. Still very enjoyable (in a WTF kind of way). In searching for reviews on Youtube, I stumbled across some people who actually like this movie, which actually makes sense to me if it's your first horror movie or you don't watch them often and you don't realize how uninspired it is.
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    HDTGM?-like Podcasts

    I think you might enjoy RedLetterMedia's stuff (most famous for the Star Wars Mr. Plinkett breakdowns), particularly Best of the Worst and Wheel of the Worst- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4pJL1eAh00