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Like you know what I'm talking about
We live in a society where so much of pop culture is never ending referential

WandaVision references old ass TV that I'm sure most of it's viewer base hasn't even ever seen

I don't even think the writer's have, They're just referencing it because that's what you are supposed to do, Like references these days just seem to be self regurgitating references because references can be made, no meaningful purpose behind it, just ooo it's that thing that i saw referenced in that other thing!

Anyway back to our point,
I like comedies, so I feel pressure to watch Happy Days, Taxi, and Honey Mooners and feel like I'm missing out if I don't watch them to build up my history and culture

For e.g some of you who like comic books might feel the same way about all the various billion runs of each character

I don't even know if they'll hold up, and I've basically held the belief that something influential or the first to do it only gives it merit to the history books, Nothing more
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>Not from a contrarian view point but from a philosophical, change is good viewpoint
but all the classics are usually genre shattering masterpieces that did something so good or new, changed how it was usually done it redefined it. Thats exactly why i enjoy revisiting them. For one, they're good works, for two they helped define the genre, for three, you gain an understanding of all that followed it.

so yes, id advise checking out the classics, without forcing yourself f they dont hold up either


yeah I 100 percent know what you mean


i understand how important they are, my point is that nowadays it feels that we have acquired a sort of rigidity and uniformness in looking at media

that would have also crushed the classics we now revere, there is so much more of everything now and we certainly don't live in a meritocratic system where the best things automatically rise through the shit

my point is not to throw away the classics but to enjoy them alongside the new
not to crush the voice of the new classics that may arise using the old classics

oh good to hear
would you like to elaborate further?


>that would have also crushed the classics we now revere, there is so much more of everything now and we certainly don't live in a meritocratic system where the best things automatically rise through the shit
That's just it, though: they're "revered," and rarely experienced. Plenty of people talk about "the classics," but few people actually bother with them. In effect, "fuck the classics" just reinforces this same behavior and lack of engagement with the past.

There is one sense I would agree with "fuck the classics": trying to find one's own way in art. But this requires actual engagement with the classics and the traditions to which they belong and help constitute, not an empty rejection of the abstraction "classics," and not pointless and stupid evaluations of "classics" on the basis of whether they make you feel good, whether you "liked" Citizen Kane or not. Fundamentally, both you and the other person are evaluating artistic works in terms of "enjoyment," or, in short, like consumers. For an actual philosophically "Marxist view" on this, here is Adorno in his Aesthetic Theory:
<Pleasure masquerades beyond recognition in the Kantian disinterestedness. What popular consciousness and a complaisant aesthetics regard as the taking pleasure in art, modeled on real enjoyment, probably does not exist. The empirical subject has only a limited and modified part in artistic experience *tel quel*, and this part may well be diminished the higher the work’s rank. Whoever concretely enjoys artworks is a philistine; he is convicted by expressions like “a feast for the ears.” Yet if the last traces of pleasure were extirpated, the question of what artworks are for would be an embarrassment. Actually, the more they are understood, the less they are enjoyed. Formerly, even the traditional attitude to the artwork, if it was to be absolutely relevant to the work, was that of admiration that the works exist as they do in themselves and not for the sake of the observer. What opened up to, and overpowered, the beholder was their truth, which as in works of Kafka’s type outweighs every other element. They were not a higher order of amusement. The relation to art was not that of its physical devouring; on the contrary, the beholder disappeared into the material; this is even more soPost too long. Click here to view the full text.


I'm into writing and feel like it's less accepted to take influence from Bret Easton-Ellis than Dostoevsky for example.


I want that deep red Zizek pill on why Disney is remaking their old animated feature films but devoid of soul and charm as live action monstrosities and why Hollywood in general cannot make a new story and is endlessly digging its head into its own anus amid a shit slurry of “sequels” and remakes of IPs from the 80s.
Like, I get the base actual reason is $$$ because they figure they’ll always get an audience doing so, but I still want the more basic economic facts as to why god awful remakes and sequels decades later are the only film products that can turn a profit and I wanna know the ideology present in the making of these products
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Money. They are doing it for money.


Live action is usually much cheaper than animation


> the thing is, also… every discussion about Whether The MCU Is Garbage or Is Disney Irredeemably Evil or Has Star Wars Gone On Too Long or Why Does It Feel Like There’s Been Just Three Shows On American TV For The Past 3 Decades inevitably ends up at “hey but don’t shame people for wanting to have fun and escape the continuous nightmare of late capitalism for 2 hours a night” and like. fair. being effortlessly entertained is a valid desire that deserves to be fulfilled. but the thing is. and I really don’t wanna be That Guy but. if you’re coming back home from your soul-crushing corporate job into your alienated nuclear household, tired from a busy day of doing some bullshit to make a living, and you feel dead inside, and your idea of escape is to tune into the next installment of something that’s not really cinema as much as like, a long serialized commercial for the fast fashion items with the popular character of the month, then I’m sorry bro but you’re not really going anywhere. you’re not escaping, you’re sinking deeper in. and look. it’s your god given right to watch schlocky TV and then go read fanfic about it. but if you’re wondering why all this dazzling entertainment still leaves you feeling so empty you just wanna scream and scream and scream, then you might actually have an acute case of going too long without consuming any media that has an intent beyond draining your money and time and a formula beyond regurgitating what sold best last year



It costs millions and millions of dollars to make movies. New stuff is riskier than nostalgia bait. It's not that complicated.


Thread to discuss this novel and make people envious and more apt to read this book.
It's a very cool universe where the US was overtaken by China and underwent a cultural revolution: "the great cleansing winds" or some shit. And augmented people fly in kites around Manhattan, cool shit.


Here's the book. Hope I can discuss it with some of you in the future.


Looks good m8, I'll check it out


You better, it's really cool, zola feeling without the descriptive heaviness.

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Are Language courses on Udemy worth spending money on?
If yes, which one would you recommend?
Udemy is having a sale that is going to end in 12 hours.


I'd say "probably not worth it".


just download them from free, they dont starve
im currently seeding russian, german, chinese, korean, and some programming languages udemy courses


Are they prerecorded or live sessions? If it is the former, they are probably not worth it. You can hire people to tutor you 1-on-1 on italki and similar sites.

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Do you have any physical collections of whatever you like?
Be it stamps, magazines, decks of cards, weaponry, naked figurines of underaged anime girls, etc.


There already is a collection thread my nigga use catalog


Oh shit I;m sorry.


No problem fam


Post this on AKM


>Bumping a thread that hasn't been posted in for over a year

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>Expensive>Overly complicated to maintain>Overlapping wheels frequently jammed>Difficult to get to the battlefield>Gun not that much more powerful than the Panzer IV>Inefficient armour layout meant it was only impenetrable for a few months>Subsquent medium tanks from all sides were better armed and armoured while also being cheaper, lighter and more serviceableWhy does the propaganda about the Tiger tank (and most German engineering from WW2) being the best during the war last to the modern day? The Tiger was an awful tank, a waste of resources and did nothing to change the course of any battle.
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>>964>Aircraft carriersTheir only real use is to act as transport and launch pads for imperialist fleets to park off the coast of a smaller country and bomb it to shit. When face with an opponent of equal technological advancement or even slightly comparable technology these carriers are sitting ducks to cruise-missiles.https://www.quora.com/Why-have-big-battleships-e-g-USS-Iowa-and-the-Bismarck-become-obsolete-in-modern-navies/answer/Chuck-Garen


>Why does the propaganda about the Tiger tank last to today
It's part of the whole "le uber reich/clean wehrmacht" myth about how the heroic, well trained Germans all killed the soviet horde 10:1 but lost because "muh red zerg rush"


>Still pushing this shit meme
Wehraboos are truly subhumans


Post this on AKM because it's military related


given the thread has been necroed, reminded me of this military project I recently learnt about


basically, immense underground complex in greenland ice to be able to launch nukes at ussr

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Post topics related weapons of mass destruction


Oh look, its your mom.


what type of mom joke is that? I don't get it


Post this on AKM

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Just don't talk about gun control
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that video doesn't show anything lol. all of them were maneuvering their guns in exactly the same way


Did you get the point of the video? The point is that the size difference between a long gun and a pistol while aiming is negligible, only a few inches, because while aiming with a long guns your hands are bent, and with a pistol your arms are fully extended. That guy only talked about the stopping power advantage of a long gun but he didn't even mention what I've heard a lot of experts say, which is long guns are better for novices because the recoil is mitigated by the stock, whereas with a pistol people often hit everything but what they're aiming at because they can't control the recoil.


>your hands are bent
arms are bent


In a home defense situation, not so much, but the point of a pistol is that you take it with you. I carry one every day, and I wear it around the house. Just based off probability, you'll be using something like that more often. Of course, the ideal thing is to use it to end things quickly or fight your way to a rifle.


Moved to >>>/AKM/426.

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Is investing in bitcoin or crypto worth it in 2021? I thought it would stagnate by now but there has been a lot of growth at the beginning of the year, if i remember correctly. I was thinking about putting a chunk of money on my wallet and letting it snowball until it grows a couple of times so that buying an apartment will be easier for me, but I can't seem to decide without asking my internet friends about it first. Based or cringe idea?
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I would just go for it, I started last year thinking I was always too late, and doubled my savings, although the price was a lot lower last year,iam personally wary of just letting it stay there, because the price may crash, planning to pull it out next year


buying a security and selling it within the same day
as opposed to more long-term management


i hate the stock market so much
why do they have to invent their own terms

now i gotta google what security means


I invested in bitcoin since 2019 and 2.5x what I've put in. You can still make gains with it. Presumably Bitcoins price will
1) crash now and rise steadily until November 2022
2) significantly rise and then crash before steadily rising until November 2022
That's just the prognosis for now. We should be around the 100k to 200k range next November.


securities are just any kind of financial contract that you can trade. stocks/equities, futures, loans, etc
clicking around on investopedia can be useful, although they can still be pretty opaque


and why is it typing "site:rutracker.org [search term]" into duckduckgo?


The best torrent site is the search extension on Qbittorent which automatically searches the top sites for you.


Try it out, I found it by looking for more obscure music torrents. You'll find things you won't find on any of those mainstream torrent sites. Doesn't matter if the search compiles a bunch of sites that all have the same limited pool of torrents.



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