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Re: The Armond White Thread

#1326 Post by Perkins Cobb » Wed Feb 21, 2018 1:57 am

Yeah, sorry, guess I'm on Twitter too much. In practice it means people are jumping all over him (cathartically so, in this case) rather than indicating agreement.

Edit: Meanwhile, during my nap, Armond doubled down and posted "proof" (a link to some rightwing claptrap) that one of the kids is a fake. Wish I could say I was surprised.

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Re: The Armond White Thread

#1327 Post by Michael Kerpan » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:04 am

Yes. Mr. White has, at long last, gone irretrievably from the loony side to the (utterly) dark side. Not content with stupidity he has moved on to outright evil...

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#1328 Post by Drucker » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:07 am

Perkins Cobb wrote:
Yeah, sorry, guess I'm on Twitter too much. In practice it means people are jumping all over him (cathartically so, in this case) rather than indicating agreement.

Edit: Meanwhile, during my nap, Armond doubled down and posted "proof" (a link to some rightwing claptrap) that one of the kids is a fake. Wish I could say I was surprised.
Ratio means more people are replying to your tweet than liking it, generally meaning that they are telling you your tweet sucks. More here.

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#1329 Post by dx23 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:08 am

I never understood the line of thinking of people like Armond and right wing conspiracy theorists like him. So Deep State is smart enough to do these "fake massacres" but dumb enough to recast the same actors over and over in all of them? Of course, I shouldn't expect these assholes to have any common sense and dignity.

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#1330 Post by cdnchris » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:24 am

There's one guy I used to work with who was easily one of the stupidest people I had ever met and how he got a job as a developer I'll never know, but he started insisting that Sandy Hook was a hoax and that all of the survivors were crisis actors. In fairness, though, I think it was his way of dealing with it. When the news first came out I recall him being extremely bothered by it, genuinely upset about it. I think his latching onto the conspiracy was a way to deal with it: pretend it just didn't happen at all. He never showed any extreme political leaning but he really did latch onto the conspiracy and never let up on it. I put that down to maybe a sort of empathy, though he was still incredibly stupid.

As to these other nut jobs it's probably something similar though far more nefarious: as long as they don't have to accept what happened they can continue living in their little bubble and they don't have to change any of their thinking. The world is still as it was, facts be damned!

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#1331 Post by tenia » Wed Feb 21, 2018 11:30 am

Screw these facts screwing the world we're living in ! So much simpler if all was just a conspiracy instead of us having to, you know, actually do stuff to try and avoid future similar issues !

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#1332 Post by Fiery Angel » Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:49 pm

dx23 wrote:I never understood the line of thinking of people like Armond and right wing conspiracy theorists like him. So Deep State is smart enough to do these "fake massacres" but dumb enough to recast the same actors over and over in all of them? Of course, I shouldn't expect these assholes to have any common sense and dignity.
Of course, the Deep State was also smart and nefarious enough to conspire against Trump during the election but dumb enough to lose said election anyway.

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#1333 Post by Big Ben » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:41 pm

Semi-related but if you see a name or pronoun placed in a set of three parentheses like this: (((TEST))). It's a way that far right groups signal out those of either Jewish faith or of Jewish descent. Armond White tolerates this shit and it's infuriating.

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#1334 Post by zedz » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:28 pm

Big Ben wrote:Semi-related but if you see a name or pronoun placed in a set of three parentheses like this: (((TEST))). It's a way that far right groups signal out those of either Jewish faith or of Jewish descent. Armond White tolerates this shit and it's infuriating.
I have lost all respect for Sunn O))).

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#1336 Post by domino harvey » Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:09 am

That pullquote has to be an all-time great for White

EDIT: Wait, this review is unexpectedly coherent and occasionally well-argued, what's happening

SECOND EDIT: But also contains a shout out to Dolly Parton's new children's album for no reason, so it's still classic Armond White

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#1337 Post by Big Ben » Sat Mar 10, 2018 11:53 am

A broken clock is right twice a day domino which would account for occasional coherent thought. The phrase "black enslavement program" is a doozy.

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Re: The Armond White Thread

#1338 Post by matrixschmatrix » Sat Mar 10, 2018 12:17 pm

Haha, yes, very insightful Armond
There’s a real element of misandry here, with Pine’s affectless dad, Michael Peña playing a demonic male, and Zach Galifianakis as the effeminate Happy Medium wearing a man bun.

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#1339 Post by whaleallright » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:19 pm

Cinema visionaries Fritz Lang, Leni Riefenstahl, Jean Cocteau, Jacques Tati, Karel Zeman, John Boorman, Wes Anderson, and Zack Snyder
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#1341 Post by domino harvey » Thu Mar 29, 2018 5:58 pm

Desplechin himself admitted to Royal Tenenbaums influencing A Christmas Tale

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#1342 Post by Shrew » Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:04 pm

This anti-sentimental ruse contrasts with Zack Snyder’s Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’hoole, where avian creatures had deep, mirror-like eyes, luxurious wings, and sensuous talons...
Apparently Armond is thirsty for some owls.


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Re: The Armond White Thread

#1344 Post by Big Ben » Thu May 24, 2018 6:50 pm

He talks about loneliness as "hipster nihilism" and refuses to acknowledge the growing uptick in both major depression among millennials. Really insightful there Armond. Believing that people despair because you think they want to do so.

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Re: The Armond White Thread

#1345 Post by Mr Sausage » Thu May 24, 2018 7:01 pm

Well, he called Nolan's Dark Knight films totemic examples of hipster nihilism, and those are movies that affirm values so often they make slogans of them ('It's not what I am, but what I do that defines me.', 'The hero Gotham needs, not the one it deserves', ect.). That term of Armond's has no meaning. It's a catch all for whatever Armond wants it to mean in the moment, usually as a way to vaguely criticize movies that contain certain negative emotions or moods like despair, unhappiness, hopelessness, whatever, or have a dark visual palette. He's picked it because both 'hipster' and 'nihilism' sound bad. He otherwise has no idea what either of those words mean.

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#1346 Post by Gregory » Thu May 24, 2018 7:06 pm

The hipster nihilists really are to blame for their own depression, though, when they do things like cut off Aimee Mann's toe and then get all petulant when it turns out there was never any ransom money.

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Re: The Armond White Thread

#1347 Post by domino harvey » Thu May 24, 2018 8:31 pm

I still think Tara Reid was robbed of an Oscar for Magnolia

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#1348 Post by Gregory » Thu May 24, 2018 8:37 pm

Off-topic but huh?

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#1349 Post by DarkImbecile » Thu May 24, 2018 8:45 pm

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