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Old 02-22-2003, 09:17 PM   #46
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"If we can't turn to our artists, who can we look to?" ~ Sheryl Crow

it's amazing how seriously some of these people take themselves, please save the world for us Sheryl, after all, you've slept with God *hopes people get the obscure Eric Clapton reference*
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Old 02-22-2003, 09:36 PM   #47
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I agree with Diamond that it's at least ironic that Hollywood actors (who indeed in many ways represent what the likes of Osama despise about western society) feel the need to speak out on this subject
Im telling you Salome..

Osama and Saddam will eventually send these
self indulgent
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unwitting clueless co-collaborators
special

"thank you cards" for their unknowing support of these maniac's prosperity..

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Old 02-22-2003, 09:57 PM   #48
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. Commercial films, with all their sex and violence, are all generally conservative in message.



And we have clueless drones putting duct tape and plastic on their doors because Tom Ridge said so. It is no different than the "duck-and-cover" tactic to "protect" yourself from a nuclear attack.

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Melon,
Can you not seperate the movies from the people in them that protest, who HAPPEN TO BE LIBERAL?

Saddam and Osama arent filled w hate because we make B-Rated movies.
They despise the people that star in them,
and the people that star in these movies are now blissfully enabling these maniacs. ..
I thought you were brighter than this Mr Melonhead

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Old 02-22-2003, 10:05 PM   #49
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Melon,
Can you not seperate the movies from the people in them that protest, who HAPPEN TO BE LIBERAL?

Saddam and Osama arent filled w hate because we make B-Rated movies.
They despise the people that star in them,
and the people that star in these movies are now blissfully enabling these maniacs. ..
I thought you were brighter than this Mr Melonhead

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Oh please. You are looking to be "explosive." What is your point in this thread? I'm perfectly smart enough to know what you mean, and trust me: it isn't a secret exposé. Everyone knows that people in Hollywood are liberal, but guess what? Most artists are like that; it comes with the territory, and, if you don't like it, stop watching television or movies.

I'm allowed to give you a hard time, yes?

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...and, if you don't like it, stop watching television or movies.
My thoughts exactly.
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Old 02-22-2003, 11:08 PM   #51
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My thoughts exactly.
melon and pax-
u are both being as rigid as the fundmentalists..

i like the actors/artists for their talent ..
sometimes their chatacter..
not for their-over the top- look at -me -im a crusader in the spotlight, arent i swell?

connect the dots children.

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Old 02-22-2003, 11:32 PM   #52
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Old 02-22-2003, 11:42 PM   #53
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i find it hilariously ironic that you describe two people as liberals and in the same breath - fundamentalists.

i guess theyre extremely liberal, yes?
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Yeah but what was the original point again? Some Hollywood types are self-regarding liberals who like the limelight that attends making a bit of a PR crusade on, well, a liberal issue. Ok, on that I agree. Some are. But what about the millions upon millions who took to the streets last weekend? You know? Some of them must have turned up as a result of making up their own minds on the issue. Hollywood isn't even a blip on the radar with this one.

And my original comment stands. Maybe it does give some comfort to Saddam to see so many protesting a war. But people are entitled to protest a war if they think it's for the wrong reasons and that it will inflict more suffering than the alternative, or than can be tolerated. I mean, if anyone in a position of authority wants to imply that a chunk of their population are traitors (I'm alluding to the Australian context here but the principle remains), why not just have the guts to come out and say so? Then we can return the favour at the next election.
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I suppose the real irony is that in a funny sort of way, both Saddam Hussein (maybe: who knows really?) and I detest Hollywood-style pop culture. So where does that leave me?
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I suppose the real irony is that in a funny sort of way, both Saddam Hussein (maybe: who knows really?) and I detest Hollywood-style pop culture. So where does that leave me?

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it leaves you constantly turning the stations looking for something decent to watch on tv... only to wind up back on the internet or something
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South Park is pretty conservative IMO.
indeed. it's a lot like a typical full house-like sitcom once you take away all the shock value tactics. the kids get into a pickle, and they somehow get out of it, and learn a lesson at the end of the show and come out better people.

i challenge anyone to challenge my point, but the catch is you can't mention any of their shock value tactics. no "but they have a kid die in every episode!" or mention how raunchy their movie was.

i think it's a satire of typical sitcoms while also (maybe on purpose) still maintaining some typical sitcome-esque qualities you'd expect elsewhere. for example, their christmas specials. they feature singing and dancing. sure, in south park, you have adolf hitler singing "o tannenbaum," but still.
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In word, yes, but not necessarily in deed.

The Hollywood community is contradictory that way. Here's my take on Hollywood: The Hollywood community promotes liberal causes, hold fundraisers for said causes, largely votes Democrat and holds fundraisers for Democrats. Yet, this same community is filled with producers and writers who have sexist, racist and homophobic tendencies. Actually there's probably more sexism in Hollywood than you'll find just about anywhere else.
Dis is true.

Melon, why don´t you give me an answer? I want your opinion.
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