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If God wants to punish us, He'll answer our prayers, I guess.
Right. And more to the point, in this context I think human perception is actually more important than true randomness. I get that what happened to me is consistent with the laws of probability, but it makes for a frustrating experience, especially because planning becomes so difficult.
Atari Teenage Riot - Destroy 2000 Years of Culture (gotta listen to that one as loud as you can stand)
Woo for The Birthday Massacre! Was just listening to them last night.
Yeah, I'm moving in that direction (just dumped a bunch of music onto my phone yesterday). Figure lots of They Might Be Giants right now....
Certainly to be hoped!
We don't listen to a ton of music (mostly since I listen to a lot of fairly dark stuff and I'm worried about my daughter repeating the lyrics).
I remember when she was much younger she really responded to highly rhythmic things. So she really liked anything from Portishead to Combichrist. She seemed to like Coil a lot, too.
Exactly. I was never really into comics, but I at least vaguely knew the guy who ran the comic shop in the next town over since that's where we got all our RPG sourcebooks.
Gaming shops are the classic example: the places people go to play games and hang out. My brother used to spend hours at the local comic shop playing 40K, and got to know a lot of people there. Sadly that place too went under....
I feel like this criticism is basically "Rotten Tomatoes does what Rotten Tomatoes intends to do."
- A range of critics with quite different styles, quite different viewpoints, quite different approaches and quite different prejudices cannot meaningfully be reduced to an average.
That's the whole point. If 73% of critics, all coming from different places, said a movie sucks (as they did with Batman v. Superman), chances are it's not very good. If I only read 1 review, how do I know that person just doesn't like superhero movies? And if that's the case, their review stops being meaningful. But by giving an aggregate, we get much more meaningful information. I don't find his analogy at the end to be compelling at all, and really isn't a good description of what Rotten Tomatoes does.