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22. Blue Balls (n/t
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  -Audiences experience 'Avatar' blues (become depressed, unhappy w/ humanity) Lorien  Jan-11-10 08:44 PM   #0 
  - It's okay. They can always play the videogame.  Ian David   Jan-11-10 08:46 PM   #1 
  - 1. Create the Need  Moochy   Jan-11-10 08:47 PM   #3 
     - 4) Hype the need through the media. n/t  Ian David   Jan-11-10 08:51 PM   #9 
        - The real "need" is a connection with nature and each other  Lorien   Jan-11-10 09:04 PM   #18 
           - Well put.  omega minimo   Jan-11-10 09:31 PM   #28 
           - .  Moochy   Jan-11-10 09:38 PM   #30 
              - Where can one get one of these magic boxes?  omega minimo   Jan-11-10 09:44 PM   #33 
              - LOVE adbusters.  Lorien   Jan-11-10 10:05 PM   #42 
           - +1  villager   Jan-11-10 10:16 PM   #48 
           - Jesus, these people need to go take a walk in the woods . . .  hatrack   Jan-12-10 09:02 AM   #122 
           - My mom was telling me about an article she read that said that many people live with  Lorien   Jan-12-10 09:50 AM   #129 
           - It's not all around me - just houses, malls and roads where the woods used to be.  Lilith Velkor   Jan-12-10 01:19 PM   #141 
           - +1000000000000!  earth mom   Jan-12-10 09:04 AM   #123 
  - Why don't they join a rain forest preservation campaign, then?  WildEyedLiberal   Jan-11-10 08:47 PM   #2 
  - That's what I was wondering myself. An EarthWatch expedition in Costa Rica  Lorien   Jan-11-10 08:57 PM   #12 
  - I don't even have to go to Costa Rica  arcadian   Jan-11-10 10:25 PM   #50 
     - Sure, I can too, and they aren't that few and far between (certainly not in Florida  Lorien   Jan-11-10 11:37 PM   #60 
  - because they don't care  pitohui   Jan-11-10 09:06 PM   #21 
  - Pfft. Rain forests aren't in 3-D. n/t  Cessna Invesco Palin   Jan-12-10 12:06 AM   #67 
     - lol, well played.  boppers   Jan-12-10 12:18 AM   #71 
  - I think your explanation  dana_b   Jan-11-10 08:48 PM   #4 
  - The Na'vi do live the way "civilized" people should.  branders seine   Jan-11-10 08:49 PM   #5 
  - Ah, so you bought into the "Noble Savage" trope.  proteus_lives   Jan-11-10 11:37 PM   #61 
  - A trope, in a Cameron film? Heaven forbid.  boppers   Jan-12-10 12:21 AM   #72 
     - I'm already a junkie!  proteus_lives   Jan-12-10 12:34 AM   #75 
     - A short list:  boppers   Jan-12-10 01:04 AM   #82 
        - In case you haven't seen it:  proteus_lives   Jan-12-10 01:43 AM   #106 
           - LOL  boppers   Jan-12-10 02:08 AM   #114 
              - I got it from this site.  proteus_lives   Jan-12-10 10:24 AM   #130 
     - ItHasAlreadyRuinedMyLife  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Jan-12-10 09:05 AM   #124 
  - Who would want to live under a hippy theocracy that had no agriculture? nt  anonymous171   Jan-12-10 11:27 AM   #132 
     - 10-foot-tall blue people with tails  branders seine   Jan-12-10 01:19 PM   #140 
  - No, not bizarre fanboys do really weird shit  nadinbrzezinski   Jan-11-10 08:49 PM   #6 
  - Tom Hanks saw this shit coming way ahead of his time...  Ian David   Jan-11-10 08:53 PM   #10 
  - Oh fanboys have been around a LONG time  nadinbrzezinski   Jan-11-10 09:05 PM   #19 
  - I love that movie.  proteus_lives   Jan-11-10 11:39 PM   #62 
  - If he were really a fanboy, he would have called it a Dire Wolf.  ContraBass Black   Jan-11-10 10:49 PM   #57 
     - I was wearing a Davion uniform  nadinbrzezinski   Jan-11-10 11:14 PM   #58 
  - I have yet to see it.....  Joe the Liberal   Jan-11-10 08:49 PM   #7 
  - Even though it's made by NewsCorp, you still gotta see the movie. n/t  Ian David   Jan-11-10 08:57 PM   #13 
  - Fucking stupid. How empty must your life be  Codeine   Jan-11-10 08:50 PM   #8 
  - "Art" has never been more inaccessible  Robb   Jan-11-10 08:57 PM   #14 
  - Indeed. People are so overwhelmed with staying afloat these days  Lorien   Jan-11-10 09:03 PM   #17 
  - People's lives ARE empty. Little connection with Nature and only superficial  Lorien   Jan-11-10 09:01 PM   #15 
  - Yeah, but many films...  CoffeeCat   Jan-11-10 09:22 PM   #24 
  - Posers helping Christian* Fundamentalists give the movie a bad name.  patrice   Jan-11-10 08:54 PM   #11 
  - bingo  ldf   Jan-11-10 10:42 PM   #53 
  - Wait until the DVD with the deleted sex scenes comes out.  hedgehog   Jan-11-10 09:02 PM   #16 
  - Blue balls? n/t  Ian David   Jan-11-10 09:06 PM   #20 
  - wouldnt it be called 'pink balls?'  Moochy   Jan-11-10 10:08 PM   #44 
  - Blue Balls (n/t  whatchamacallit   Jan-11-10 09:13 PM   #22 
  - one thing that amused me about the rapture for this movie--to the point of suicidal depression  niyad   Jan-11-10 09:20 PM   #23 
  - He had several  nadinbrzezinski   Jan-11-10 09:27 PM   #25 
     - Formula? The story has been told before:  Lorien   Jan-11-10 09:36 PM   #29 
        - Worst than that  nadinbrzezinski   Jan-11-10 10:13 PM   #47 
  - the Septics and Sciencyists have a lot to do with the general lack of imagination,  omega minimo   Jan-11-10 09:29 PM   #26 
  - What are you trying to say? Are you talking about skeptics and scientists?  csziggy   Jan-11-10 09:44 PM   #32 
  - Those who don't understand "studying and understanding the real world without resorting to' rigid  omega minimo   Jan-11-10 09:49 PM   #36 
  - Use anti-septics for the septic, but no clue on the sciencyists.  FSogol   Jan-11-10 09:50 PM   #37 
     - Real science sheds light while mere scienciness blocks it.  omega minimo   Jan-11-10 09:56 PM   #38 
        - Put down the bong.  FSogol   Jan-11-10 09:57 PM   #39 
           - Or at least pass it this way!  Lisa0825   Jan-11-10 10:07 PM   #43 
           - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-11-10 10:37 PM   #52 
           - Says the person who can't type one completely coherent post.  Lisa0825   Jan-11-10 10:47 PM   #55 
              - Thank you for outing yourself  omega minimo   Jan-12-10 12:55 AM   #78 
           - oh you have GOT to be fuckin KIDDING  omega minimo   Jan-12-10 12:45 AM   #76 
           - Take off the blinders  omega minimo   Jan-11-10 10:36 PM   #51 
              - The same stupid science you're always bitching about is the only reason...  Cessna Invesco Palin   Jan-12-10 12:25 AM   #73 
                 - What no magic fairy Na'vi dust?  nadinbrzezinski   Jan-12-10 12:48 AM   #77 
                 - Don't don the blinders, dear NB  omega minimo   Jan-12-10 01:00 AM   #81 
                 - What blinders that there is science and science can be a problem  nadinbrzezinski   Jan-12-10 01:09 AM   #84 
                    - Sciencyness is a problem, like truthiness is.  omega minimo   Jan-12-10 01:11 AM   #86 
                       - I am not talking of truthiness, but of SCIENCE  nadinbrzezinski   Jan-12-10 01:13 AM   #88 
                       - WTF is sciencyness anyway? n/t  Cessna Invesco Palin   Jan-12-10 01:15 AM   #90 
                       - An aproximation of science, like truthiness for truth  nadinbrzezinski   Jan-12-10 01:22 AM   #92 
                          - Indeed.  Cessna Invesco Palin   Jan-12-10 01:23 AM   #95 
                             - Yet you ignore the answer  omega minimo   Jan-12-10 01:29 AM   #97 
                                - OK, first of all...  Cessna Invesco Palin   Jan-12-10 01:35 AM   #100 
                                - OK, first of all  omega minimo   Jan-12-10 01:41 AM   #105 
                                - ROFL  dionysus   Jan-12-10 02:09 PM   #144 
                                - So if I happen to be critical of the antivaxer crowd I have blinders on?  nadinbrzezinski   Jan-12-10 01:35 AM   #101 
                                   - Do they make a vaccine for whatever's wrong with him? n/t  Cessna Invesco Palin   Jan-12-10 01:37 AM   #103 
                                   - Good guy most of the time  nadinbrzezinski   Jan-12-10 01:38 AM   #104 
                                   - Your assumptions are the blind spot here.  omega minimo   Jan-12-10 01:44 AM   #108 
                                   - Um what?  omega minimo   Jan-12-10 01:43 AM   #107 
                                      - Nah yours is an example of what Jacoby calls  nadinbrzezinski   Jan-12-10 02:00 AM   #111 
                                      - You are making false assumptions and projections here  omega minimo   Jan-12-10 12:00 PM   #133 
                                      - Wake up and smell the coffee because you have been  nadinbrzezinski   Jan-12-10 12:18 PM   #136 
                                      - The sciencyists create the false dichotomy and attack others, control/prevent discussion  omega minimo   Jan-12-10 12:43 PM   #138 
                                      - NO dear, as far as the ani vaxers are concerned  nadinbrzezinski   Jan-12-10 01:12 PM   #139 
                                      - That's not what I'm talking about.  omega minimo   Jan-12-10 01:32 PM   #142 
                                      - Then you have made a very poor showing in explaining yourself  nadinbrzezinski   Jan-12-10 01:57 PM   #143 
                                      - Those without blinders  omega minimo   Jan-12-10 05:43 PM   #145 
                       - This guy is like a far less entertaining version of the timecube.com guy.  Cessna Invesco Palin   Jan-12-10 01:22 AM   #93 
                       - FFS define your term...  Cessna Invesco Palin   Jan-12-10 01:14 AM   #89 
                          - .  omega minimo   Jan-12-10 01:22 AM   #94 
                 - That was Clarke, not Asimov..  Fumesucker   Jan-12-10 02:06 AM   #113 
                 - Wrong  omega minimo   Jan-12-10 12:59 AM   #80 
                    - What misguided black and white thinking? What are you talking about?  Cessna Invesco Palin   Jan-12-10 01:07 AM   #83 
                       - .  omega minimo   Jan-12-10 01:10 AM   #85 
                          - Can you give an example?  Cessna Invesco Palin   Jan-12-10 01:16 AM   #91 
                             - Yes  omega minimo   Jan-12-10 01:25 AM   #96 
                                - You really don't understand the concept of "giving an example" do you?  Cessna Invesco Palin   Jan-12-10 01:31 AM   #98 
                                   - They are rampant  omega minimo   Jan-12-10 01:34 AM   #99 
                                      - You can't give one, can you?  Cessna Invesco Palin   Jan-12-10 01:36 AM   #102 
                                         - I already have  omega minimo   Jan-12-10 01:45 AM   #109 
                                            - I'm not investigating a term that you made up and which has no definition.  Cessna Invesco Palin   Jan-12-10 01:57 AM   #110 
                                               - You made no effort  omega minimo   Jan-12-10 12:02 PM   #134 
                                                  - I did make an effort to consider it. I consider it nonsense.  Cessna Invesco Palin   Jan-13-10 12:20 AM   #146 
  - I thought Progressives were supposed to be  MicaelS   Jan-12-10 12:10 PM   #135 
  - This dude need professional help  Synicus Maximus   Jan-11-10 09:29 PM   #27 
  - So this "reporter" earns more than I do and they think an anon user called "mike" is a Source?  slampoet   Jan-11-10 09:40 PM   #31 
  - That's pretty superficial of our society....  Haole Girl   Jan-11-10 09:45 PM   #34 
  - Think about the demographic that the film appeals to  Lorien   Jan-11-10 10:03 PM   #41 
  - I was just talking with my husband about this and...  Haole Girl   Jan-11-10 10:08 PM   #45 
  - Same question I was asking myself. nt  RedCappedBandit   Jan-11-10 10:20 PM   #49 
  - Good movie, nice message, stunning visuals, but if you think its is  FSogol   Jan-11-10 09:48 PM   #35 
  - Personally, I don't think that it's "deep" at all  Lorien   Jan-11-10 09:58 PM   #40 
  - Maybe he is sensitive to "American" collective guilt  texastoast   Jan-11-10 10:10 PM   #46 
  - No, I think it has more to do with...  mrbarber   Jan-11-10 10:43 PM   #54 
  - "people discover that, really, they like jungles, and not seeing them cut down to provide more FOR  MisterP   Jan-11-10 10:48 PM   #56 
  - "Conventional thinkers" have been spoon fed the same RW swill since 1980  Lorien   Jan-11-10 11:33 PM   #59 
     - Jenseits des Powell-Memo  MisterP   Jan-11-10 11:53 PM   #65 
  - The sad thing is that people are affected by this shitty movie.  proteus_lives   Jan-11-10 11:41 PM   #63 
  - hahahaha  janx   Jan-11-10 11:41 PM   #64 
  - The only James Cameron movie that made me want to commit suicide was Titanic.  Cessna Invesco Palin   Jan-12-10 12:05 AM   #66 
  - DiCaprio's hamming wasn't too easy to deal with, either.  boppers   Jan-12-10 12:30 AM   #74 
  - Gah! Now I have that horrific song in my head!  Lorien   Jan-12-10 02:16 AM   #115 
  - You know, something tells me Avatar will be seen about like Titanic in a few years.  Marr   Jan-12-10 11:24 AM   #131 
  - The human race has a nasty genocidal streak.  roamer65   Jan-12-10 12:08 AM   #68 
  - Genocidal..and suicidal  Lorien   Jan-12-10 12:15 AM   #70 
  - They have a woefully narrow view of humanity. nt  greyl   Jan-12-10 12:10 AM   #69 
  - Well Im off to see it tomorrow  brettdale   Jan-12-10 12:56 AM   #79 
  - News Flash: Some Depressed People Still Get Out To Watch Films!  sofa king   Jan-12-10 01:12 AM   #87 
  - well, i don't know... if a movie makes you contemplate suicide, then i don't blame the movie...  1   Jan-12-10 02:05 AM   #112 
  - Here's news for them. We had a lush and beautiful world once.  shadowknows69   Jan-12-10 02:21 AM   #116 
  - yes we did! and boo fucking hoo...  1   Jan-12-10 02:33 AM   #117 
     - "Boo fucking hoo"? Actually, what's happening to our planet IS tragic  Lorien   Jan-12-10 02:44 AM   #118 
     - true dat. nice and sad pictures. and what is your point, exactly? about the movie?  1   Jan-12-10 02:51 AM   #119 
     - Are you human?  shadowknows69   Jan-12-10 09:18 AM   #125 
     - Um, my point about the article is stated in the OP  Lorien   Jan-12-10 09:33 AM   #126 
     - thank you for sharing those beautiful pics  niyad   Jan-12-10 08:54 AM   #120 
     - your comment reminds me of a guy at an environmental conference one time, who asked, "why should we  niyad   Jan-12-10 08:56 AM   #121 
        - Was the guy suicidal or just mentally handicapped?  Lorien   Jan-12-10 09:34 AM   #127 
  - We live in a very sad era when people perfer fantasy over the beauty of real nature.  Javaman   Jan-12-10 09:35 AM   #128 
  - I felt Avatar would hit home with folks  upi402   Jan-12-10 12:26 PM   #137 
 

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