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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #135885 on: July 28, 2018, 07:02:55 pm »

Fun fact: Kubrick almost got arrested for espionage due to that film (at least, according to Kubrik). At the time, the B-52 was the hot new superweapon, and highly classified. The Air Force was shocked at the highly-accurate interior in the film, and tried to find Kubrick's source. Turned out the film crew just extrapolated from the B-29.
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« Reply #135886 on: July 28, 2018, 07:51:22 pm »

Fun fact: Kubrick almost got arrested for espionage due to that film (at least, according to Kubrik). At the time, the B-52 was the hot new superweapon, and highly classified. The Air Force was shocked at the highly-accurate interior in the film, and tried to find Kubrick's source. Turned out the film crew just extrapolated from the B-29.
Or so they say...

In reality, Kubrick commissioned a crack team of mercenary infiltration specialists to document and retrieve the confidential military designs, just so he could lend extra authenticity to the film.

It's true, I read it somewhere.

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« Reply #135887 on: July 30, 2018, 07:07:20 am »

It reminds me of the time that NASA hired Kubrik to film a fake moon landing. Of course his perfectionism was such that he forced them to film on location. That is a joke, for the record.
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« Reply #135888 on: July 30, 2018, 08:42:37 am »

You can now get DMCA takedown notices for embedding tweets from twatters on Twitter.
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« Reply #135889 on: July 30, 2018, 08:50:26 am »

Is that a change in Twitter's privacy policy? I don't use Twitter, so I don't know.
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« Reply #135890 on: July 30, 2018, 08:53:56 am »

Just a fun question, do you guys have states in your country that people make fun of? Like, here in Brazil, we have a state called "Acre" which is waaaaaaaaaaay to the west, it's so far that we say evolution haven't reached them yet, and so, they still have dinosaurs.
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« Reply #135891 on: July 30, 2018, 08:57:46 am »

We have Tasmania (if that little island even counts as a state!), the population of which consists almost entirely of two-headed, inbred mutants.
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« Reply #135892 on: July 30, 2018, 08:59:03 am »

Just a fun question, do you guys have states in your country that people make fun of? Like, here in Brazil, we have a state called "Acre" which is waaaaaaaaaaay to the west, it's so far that we say evolution haven't reached them yet, and so, they still have dinosaurs.

Not a state, but everyone in America makes fiun of Detroit.
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« Reply #135893 on: July 30, 2018, 08:59:45 am »

You can now get DMCA takedown notices for embedding tweets from twatters on Twitter.
Here's an EFF article about it (from February) with some important context, I feel.  This isn't someone making a tweet then DMCA-ing you for embedding their public tweet, that would be weird.  This was someone tweeting a copyrighted photograph, a bunch of news agencies embedding the tweet to make use of the photograph, and the photographer challenging the news agencies (as well as the tweeter, I assume).

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« Reply #135894 on: July 30, 2018, 09:00:29 am »

Just a fun question, do you guys have states in your country that people make fun of? Like, here in Brazil, we have a state called "Acre" which is waaaaaaaaaaay to the west, it's so far that we say evolution haven't reached them yet, and so, they still have dinosaurs.

Not a state, but everyone in America makes fiun of Detroit.

also, New Jersey if you live up north.
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« Reply #135895 on: July 30, 2018, 09:00:50 am »

You guys should all just be glad that Detroit is stalwart enough to be the urban scapegoat.  8)

That said, in the US the question is better re-framed "Does your country have any states that are not made fun of?"
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« Reply #135896 on: July 30, 2018, 09:07:53 am »

Big countries like US are sure to have these cases. What I'm thinking on is: What about the small countries? Do we have any sweeden? Imagine what fun countries like these make of their states?
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« Reply #135897 on: July 30, 2018, 09:16:46 am »

In Britain, it's common for everyone to have one for almost everyone else. Down here in the civilised bit of the Southwest we make fun of Plymouth (Janners), Bristol (or Brizl, if you were born there), the small towns (Tiverton especially for their inbreeding) the Northerners, the Welsh and Cornish.  Everyone else makes fun of us, the Welsh, the Irish, the Scottish, the northern Irish, and whoever happens to be one county over.

To note - Seriously though, Tivertonians are the most savagely inbred people.  They all look like Deep Ones.  No one is impressed by Plymouth - it's a complete shithole and the entire city is like some dystopian concrete project to see how awful we can make human existence before an entire city will collectively take their own pathetic lives.
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« Reply #135898 on: July 30, 2018, 09:26:16 am »

Big countries like US are sure to have these cases. What I'm thinking on is: What about the small countries? Do we have any sweeden? Imagine what fun countries like these make of their states?

Yes. All of the places, actually. Stockholm for being twats. Skåne for being Danish. The Northlands for being mute and emotionally crippled. Islandislanders for being inbred, and also Stockholmarjävlar. Northlanders for being inbred. Gothenburgians for being Gothenburgians. Jönköpingare for being free-religious zealots.

The only places in Sweden which don't get made fun off by the other parts are the places that everybody else have forgotten exist. And the Smallands, because we are the objectively ubermen of the world and everybody admires and worships us.

Also, remember - the regions/provinces of Sweden generally corresponds roughly to the old tribal territories of the nation. That means there's a lot of very old hangups and prejudices that gets thrown around. Mostly as jokes nowadays, of course.


In Britain, it's common for everyone to have one for almost everyone else. Down here in the civilised bit of the Southwest we make fun of Plymouth (Janners), Bristol (or Brizl, if you were born there), the small towns (Tiverton especially for their inbreeding) the Northerners, the Welsh and Cornish.  Everyone else makes fun of us, the Welsh, the Irish, the Scottish, the northern Irish, and whoever happens to be one county over.

To note - Seriously though, Tivertonians are the most savagely inbred people.  They all look like Deep Ones.  No one is impressed by Plymouth - it's a complete shithole and the entire city is like some dystopian concrete project to see how awful we can make human existence before an entire city will collectively take their own pathetic lives.

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« Reply #135899 on: July 30, 2018, 09:31:49 am »

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