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Goldmine  ·  3114 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: MFW I found out I have 16 ignores

I'm at 18 now. MOVIN' ON UP

Goldmine  ·  3115 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: MFW I found out I have 16 ignores

THROW DOWN THE BAN HAMMER!

Goldmine  ·  3115 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: MFW I found out I have 16 ignores

Remember when I got abused by you aka every day? Sadface.

Goldmine  ·  3115 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: MFW I found out I have 16 ignores

IT APPEARS THAT WE ARE AT AN IMPASSE

Goldmine  ·  3115 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: MFW I found out I have 16 ignores

Modship in 2 subreddits of your choice and a Chipotle burrito.

Goldmine  ·  3115 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: MFW I found out I have 16 ignores

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Goldmine  ·  3115 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: When Circlebroke broke

It all makes sense...

Goldmine  ·  3119 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: DAE think that hubski is literally the best thing since reddit?

It's almost like this website is good or something.

Goldmine  ·  3119 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Fallacy of the Baseball Hall of Fame

Baseball has never been clean, and I wish these writers would stop pretending like it has.

I don't really know what constitutes a 'first ballot hall-of-famer' anymore, but you should be able to make the argument for at least 5 or 6 of the guys appearing on the ballot this year.

The HOF voting shouldn't be an avenue for writers to make political statements. They should just vote in the best of that particular era and move on. The end of this article gave some solid ideas on how to reform the process, and I think some if not all of these need to be instituted, because the system is clearly broken.

Goldmine  ·  3119 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Reddit is down, post animal gifs
Goldmine  ·  3119 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hypothetical for the day

I've never been put into such a situation, so it's difficult for me to say, but I honestly don't think i could kill someone.

This is probably considered cheating for your experiment, but I would try to do something like rob a bank. Actually there was that story a few months ago about a man who did just that because he didn't have health insurance and needed the care provided in our prison systems.

Goldmine  ·  3119 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: So I deleted my reddit account...

Welcome, BAA (^ĚŽ^)

You're right. I was being a bit facetious.

I think the Academy must feel that a director has to leave his or her mark on the film to be nominated. For example, in Lincoln Spielberg was involved in nearly every piece of the film making process. He is even the one who tapped Lewis to play the lead. I can't say that is the case for every film.

Also, certain directors, like say Nolan, are known for having a very distinct vision and guiding their films in ways where others may fail. I can say this is also the case for Ang Lee, where he really tries to push the envelope with the movies he directs.

I don't think that a director should necessarily be given credit for every facet of filmmaking. There are many instances where 1 specific acting performance has carried a film, and there are cases where maybe the writing was terrific, but that director was completely separate from the writing process.

It's difficult to really get inside the mind of each Academy member, but it certainly would be interesting to get a member's take on this issue.

Goldmine  ·  3119 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The Floodgates

I think it's silly to assume that just because certain "power users" sometimes post inane content on reddit, they are not capable of any serious discussion on here.

Well, the Academy increased the number of nominations for Best Picture to 10 last year, while Best Director is still at 5.

Goldmine  ·  3119 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: DAE think that hubski is literally the best thing since reddit?

Kyle pls

Goldmine  ·  3119 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: DAE think that hubski is literally the best thing since reddit?

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