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  1. After you post 119 more times I think you should permanently change your post count to "Over 9000". 

  2. The Spook Who Sat by the Door 1973 not-quite-blaxploitation film about a man who becomes the first black CIA agent, then goes back to Chicago and uses the skills he learned to train his people in guerrilla warfare against the U.S. government. I say "not-quite-blaxploitation" because it's not cheesy, it's relevant, and it's really good. It's in the National Film Registry, and it's available on YouTube. Soundtrack is by Herbie Hancock.
  3. He is definitely one of the examples I was thinking of. Since he's already a cartoon I think his effeminacy comes across the most through his voice. Although, to his credit, he didn't think he could co-sign the sentiment of "homies over hoes".
  4. Existential Comics seems like its tone has gotten more polemical lately (two other examples being "Mad Marx: The Class Warrior" and "Derrida Arrested"). Maybe it's just the effect of the new artist drawing people to look way angrier and more intense than before. Anyway, I like it when the philosophers play Dungeons & Dragons. As far as the content of this comic: I've read Neil DeGrasse Tyson talking about how philosophy isn't good for science majors and they should skip it, which bothered me. I would agree if he were only talking about metaphysics, which is full of the kind of overly vague abstractions and pointless navel-gazing that are popularly associated with philosophy as a whole. But epistemology is important. It's concerned with justification of beliefs and how we know what we know, and it's closely associated with philosophy of science (and by extension the definition and methodology of science). Ethics and analysis of competing value systems is also very important. Some of the people associated with logical positivism like Wittgenstein and Carnap decided ethical statements were meaningless or just an expression of personal emotions. I can't overstate how obtuse that seems to me, as if ethical statements can't have any reasoning behind them or significant logical implications and consequences for people's everyday decisions.
  5. No. You meet the 'right person' when you're in frequent contact with lots of new people. If you aren't normally doing this, it requires making an effort to do so. No one is going to come find you or bump into you magically at the grocery store just because you've stopped making an effort to socialize, which is one naive but common interpretation of this idiom. On the other hand, as others have noted or hinted at, it can be easier to meet someone good for you when you're not projecting perfection onto the first new attractive person you meet. If you bring the attitude of "I'm going to have fun socializing and see what happens" rather than "I'm going to find a significant other within the next month", it goes a long way towards building more natural connections.
  6. This is a pretty good point. Ostentatious advertising for potential clients (and employees) of the wealth and success brought by quality product. Of course, as you noted, for the exceedingly successful the advertising and ostentatiousness isn't even necessary. Also true. This is Yuri, Elizabeth Shue's pimp from Leaving Las Vegas. He is a prison-tattooed Russki psychopath. Bwahahaha. @thebrainpolice: what happened to your Henry VIII post? It was great.
  7. Well, I've never heard that before. Do you think she had?
  8. Yes. This. Now she'll associate you with the taste of mediocre coffee. Should have gone with something you know something about, or gotten to know what she liked first. Also, if it's "sweltering in the UK at the moment", why would you get her a hot beverage? Maybe she just wanted some cold water too. To answer the main question, I don't mind if someone makes little mistakes or faux pas on early dates. They don't have to be perfect, as long as they are generally enjoyable to be around. If they do something repulsive though, like yell at the waitress or cough up a lung, it's not going to help them. Some people are less forgiving than I am, but other people are also probably much more.
  9. It all sounds very scientific.
  10. There's a certain pop-cultural stereotype of pimp that stands out, like those of a pirate or a cowboy. The fur coat wearing, pastel colors loving, skinny physique having, preening, flamboyant walking, sing-song talking hustler. There have been many pimps over time, and most of them probably didn't and don't actually look or act quite like this. But the ones that do are counterintuitively associated with uber-masculinity and heterosexual attraction by a considerable number of people, both male and female. As far as I can tell, the answer lies in some combination of '70s gay/disco fashion, pickup-artist peacocking, and the desire to look like or fuck a 19th-century English dandy. (That, and apparently controlling someone's mind while you physically abuse them and exploit them sexually for money is really hot to some folks, especially if you do it with style.) Some examples: This (on the left) is Bishop Don Magic Juan. You may remember him from 50 Cent's "P.I.M.P." video. Mr. Juan enjoys star-shaped sunglasses, dressing in suits the color of Kermit the Frog, and wearing large amounts of jewelry plastered with his nickname. I don't know who the guy on the right is. He reminds me of a stuffed polar bear. This is the "pimp walk". You know, that walk that people do when they think they're hot shit. Now compare it with a runway model strutting his or her stuff. Watch this gif while listening to Madonna's "Vogue". It's pretty much the same thing. This is just one of Willie Dynamite's many fabulous outfits that drive the ladies wild. The others include a magenta suit embroidered by frilly feathers and some kind of solid-gold raincoat with a red collar and blue hat. Also this guy, Roscoe Orman, played Gordon on Sesame Street, which has nothing to do with pimping but I thought it was worth a mention. This is Harvey Keitel in Taxi Driver doing his "Bang BANG" pose. In this movie his main prostitute was a 12-year-old, and he wasn't portrayed as admirable or attractive at all. But he was still a pimp who acted pretty girly. This is Huggy Bear from Starsky & Hutch. I don't know what else to say except that the combination of neckerchief, jeans jacket, backwards lean with hand on hip, and bent wrist hand gesture do not signal to me that he is into ladies. This is basically the "Disregard Females, Acquire Currency" guy.
  11. The second movie claims there's "no fate but what we make for ourselves". Supposedly John Connor made Kyle Reese memorize that to tell Sarah, although if I recall it wasn't actually in the first movie, or it was only in a deleted scene. The second movie is pretty obviously in favor of the "no fate" idea, as it involves the protagonists attempting to change the future. The first movie does seem to present the future war as inevitable (like the coming storm at the end), but it also involves time travel as an attempt to change the outcome of the future (on the machines' side) and as an attempt to preserve it (on the humans' side). And if fate were totally inevitable, there would be no sense that Sarah was ever actually in any danger. The third movie, of course, just unceremoniously throws the whole "no fate" idea out the window and proceeds to crap on everything that came before it. I don't know how the fourth or fifth movies viewed it because they looked awful and I didn't watch them. Edit: In the first Terminator, the quote Reese recites is "Thank you, Sarah, for your courage through the dark years. I can't help you with what you must soon face, except to say that the future is not set. You must be stronger than you imagine you can be. You must survive, or I will never exist" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0088247/quotes?item=qt0434590). So it does explicitly refute the idea of fate to some extent, if not necessarily as strongly as the second movie.
  12. I'm pretty sure my virginity has grown back at this point