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Re: Things that made you go "WTF?" today o_O
« Reply #136545 on: August 12, 2018, 12:30:03 pm »

How does a small-for-his-breed chihuahua manage to occupy an entire queen-size comforter?
By living with people unwilling to toss it off the comforter, presumably. Small breed dogs are remarkably incapable of holding their ground when something doesn't want them to.
Honestly, he moves if you so much as jiggle him a bit accidentally by sitting down next to him. He's not defensive about it, he just somehow managed to lay down in such a way that the entirety of the comforter focused in on him and his little fluff nest.

He doesn't even usually like spots that are open-air, he tends to make little caves for himself where the only hint at his presence is a tiny opening where you can see a nose and some tail fluff poking out. Every now and then, a solitary paw.


And an update regarding the salad: I was apparently mistaken again and my GF is eating the other food item we brought back, which was a box of potato salad. The "salad" remains untouched and slightly dehydrated in the fridge.

The irony here is that she made scrambled eggs to go with the potato salad. Y'know, something that would go great with the onions, green onions and tomatoes we don't know what to do with, but nah.

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« Reply #136546 on: August 12, 2018, 12:37:22 pm »

But those are salad ingredients. Green onions go nicely with lettuce, light drizzle of vegetable oil and a bit of vinegar and a bit of salt and you're good to go. Similarly onions and the tomatoes, just add some green peppers and season with oil/vinegar/salt and that's it.
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« Reply #136547 on: August 12, 2018, 01:06:10 pm »

Just take the onions and eat them as is.
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« Reply #136548 on: August 12, 2018, 01:09:57 pm »

I mean the best thing you could do is take it out of the fridge and put it in the trash can.
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« Reply #136549 on: August 12, 2018, 01:11:47 pm »

I mean the best thing you could do is take it out of the fridge and put it in the trash can.
Maybe if you are a savage.
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« Reply #136550 on: August 12, 2018, 01:29:53 pm »

Fuck i love green onions. I could eat those all goddsmn day.
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« Reply #136551 on: August 12, 2018, 01:45:14 pm »

But those are salad ingredients. Green onions go nicely with lettuce, light drizzle of vegetable oil and a bit of vinegar and a bit of salt and you're good to go.
That would require lettuce, which we don't have.

Similarly onions and the tomatoes, just add some green peppers and season with oil/vinegar/salt and that's it.
That would require green peppers, which we don't have.


We split a tiny frat fridge between the two of us, and most of the fridge space goes to her Pepsi Max addiction and the "rustic" glass water bottles because she can't drink from the sink. What's left of the space, I tend to use for nonalcoholic beers because they give me a tiny glimmer of light in life without being "too stinky" or prompting a discussion/comment about unhealthy drinking habits. There's no room for vegetables even if I was better about using fresh ingredients multiple days in a row, which I'm not because making something that requires actual preparation will exhaust me for at least two days.

Addendum: Also it's Sunday today, which means absolutely everything is closed. There are about 2-3 stores that will actually stay open on Sunday, but they don't sell vegetables unless it's of the "frozen friday wok mix in a bag" variety.

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« Reply #136552 on: August 12, 2018, 02:44:46 pm »

So, there's some upcoming horror flick titled "The Nun".

I don't think very highly of it right now since one of their ads is apparently a simple jumpscare featuring stuff from the movie, like the titular Nun.

It's just a simple clip of a hallway, the video "glitching" for a few seconds, Nun face, and then brief reveal of the movie and credits before five seconds are up.

I wonder if the person who made that was so isolated from literally all horror culture that they genuinely thought they were breaking new ground there.
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« Reply #136553 on: August 12, 2018, 02:52:18 pm »

If there's anything I've learned from watching a TAS of Pepsiman: The Running Hero, it's that company behind pepsi should never in a million years be let within a hundred feet of anything having to do with city planning and maintenance.

Also, probably need to call OSHA on them.

... and maybe NASA. That might be a blatantly hazardous use of anti-grav but it's still anti-grav.
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« Reply #136554 on: August 12, 2018, 02:53:57 pm »

So, there's some upcoming horror flick titled "The Nun".

I don't think very highly of it right now since one of their ads is apparently a simple jumpscare featuring stuff from the movie, like the titular Nun.

It's just a simple clip of a hallway, the video "glitching" for a few seconds, Nun face, and then brief reveal of the movie and credits before five seconds are up.

I wonder if the person who made that was so isolated from literally all horror culture that they genuinely thought they were breaking new ground there.

People watch movies for tropes and cliches. Critics would claimnit isn’t horror because it didn’t indulge in the cheap tricks horror movies use to induce fear and discomfort.
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« Reply #136555 on: August 12, 2018, 03:20:39 pm »

Critics would claimnit isn’t horror because it didn’t indulge in the cheap tricks horror movies use to induce fear and discomfort.

I'm not sure I typed what I meant to say quite right - the trailer for The Nun that I saw (I've seen 2 so far, one with just a video of a hallway, another with an animation of volume slider being fiddled with, both followed up by jumpscare and The Nun).

While it does certainly leave an impresson on me in that I know that the film exists and that it's horror, I still can't help but feel upset about the fact they think using a jumpscare (a cheap horror movie trick) qualifies as effective advertisement.

I don't know, maybe the movie was targeted for the kind of person who'd enjoy horror, cheap or otherwise, but I guess I'm still upset.

I also don't wanna start off a Youtube video with an ad that makes me flinch in fright.

EDIT: Someone actually made a youtube video about how upset they were about these ads...
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« Reply #136556 on: August 12, 2018, 03:26:12 pm »

The jump scare is a cheap trick for a horror movie, so incorporating it into the advertisement lets people know if they enjoy horror, here’s a horror movie. It’s probably cheaper than cutting together bits from the movie for a trailer.
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« Reply #136557 on: August 12, 2018, 03:37:09 pm »

Considering that The Nun is a cheap spinoff about a secondary character in the shitty sequel to a shitty horror movie that I'm pretty sure is itself a spinoff of something-or-other despite being yet another "Based on a true spook!" movie based on inspirations that were inspired by the lives of a couple real-life tinfoil spookhunters who are best known for nothing to do with anything in the movie or that particular spinoff...

I'm not sure what you were expecting.

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« Reply #136558 on: August 12, 2018, 04:19:35 pm »

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I was expecting that I'd be able to watch youtube with ads without having to brace for jumpscares every so often.

I was also expecting to post the occasional thing here and there without getting snarked at, but I guess that might be a bit much to ask.

Also, I didn't know any of that.
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« Reply #136559 on: August 12, 2018, 04:25:33 pm »

Someone actually made a youtube video about how upset they were about these ads...

I'm more offended that you made me watch a youtube video with sub-2006 production values. It doesn't bode well for how relevant that guy is as a film critic.

Watching the actual 2 minute trailer, the jumpscare is shown at the end, after plenty of setting/expositon. Jumpscares are native to that movie/genre.

The ads in question are 5 seconds long. What else are they going to show in 5 seconds to convey "type of movie"? If it was a Star Trek type movie, they're going to show a clip of an epic space battle, despite quite a low amount of screentime in a Trek movie being "epic space battles".

This isn't an indictment of the use of jumpscares, it's a result of advertisers only having a few seconds now to advertise something to you. Try and come up with a coherent 5 second advert for anything that doesn't heavily use a cliche.

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