1) Buy a company on credit
2) Have the company assume the debt you used to buy it.
3) Give yourself and your friends a huge salary.
4) The company won't be able to handle the debt, so just let it go bankrupt. (Tough luck, employees!)
It's the American dream! So long #ToysRUs
It makes sense to people who want to sell books to kooks!
And in the end, isn't that enough?
"HP and the Goblet of Fire" has got to have the most "child logic" plot ever.
You can just see some eight-year old explaining it.
"His name's on the list, so TECHNICALLY that means he has to compete!"
Even though literally nobody wants him to, and the rules say he can't?
"Yeah, because, if your name's on the list, then you're OFFICIALLY in the game and you have to play. Officially"
It absolutely has a Japanese influence.
And as people used to western animation, that Japanese influence stands out to us like a sore thumb. But it's still very western, and I'm pretty sure that someone used to Japanese animation will only see its 'westerness'.
Basically, if it's halfway between worlds, you'll perceive it as being in whichever world you're least familiar with. Because that's the part that's not "normal" to you.
I doubt a Japanese person would say Boondocks looks Japanese.
It looks a *little* Japanese, so to someone who thinks western art is "normal", those anime-ish qualities stand out.
There are lots of anime's that Japanese people describe as "western influenced". But again, to those of us who grew up thinking western stuff was "normal", all we can see is that it's still not 100% western, so we label it "Japanese"
And the "Western" stuff always looks "Western".
It's just that people who grew up watching it equate "Western" with "Normal".
That's the kind of bias you really want to be self-aware about.
Flat shaded characters on a painted background?!? Crazy!
Honestly, in both the original Doom and the remake, the humans are pretty much the bad guys.
The demons didn't ask us to open a gateway to hell and send soldiers in.
Why did we even BUILD a military base on Phobos?
@CobaltVelvet It started as a thing poor people did because they couldn't afford proper glassware. Then it became a shorthand way for movies to signify hicks and hill people.
...but now it's just become a thing people do. It got a huge boost a couple years ago when there was that scare about BPA in plastic, and people threw out everything they owned with a plastic lid.
Now, company that makes mason jars sells lids with straw holes.
@Austin_Dern The whole caring industry is ripe for disruption!
@20excalibur07 I think A square was originally someone who didn't "Get" Jazz.
I've got to assume it's because a square is rigidly defined and old, and not at all free-form and new.
The "around" thing sounds like how you'd explain it to your mom who didn't want you listening to that new-fangled music.
One day I want to own an old mansion so I can individually lock each interior door with a different key, and then hide the keys nearby in insane places.
@bob think of them as liberating interesting content from its bird-shaped prison.
This tree is supposed to be right outside my window.
I THOUGHT I heard a loud noise last night. https://www.instagram.com/p/BgEq-FXFs6z/ https://scontent.cdninstagram.com/vp/717af6711d955b4d114b4d8d1fcd0c8b/5B27D578/t51.2885-15/s640x640/sh0.08/e35/28427556_339024843250185_3264323703583801344_n.jpg
who remembers the IRC wars over whether or not away nicks were acceptable
I wonder how the computers on Star Trek handle text documents. Character encoding for hundreds of worlds worth of languages much be insane. Do they still use Unicode in the 24th century?
Do they have to update it every time they meet a new species?
@thomnottom I dunno, sounds like in both cases someone arrogant and self-centered is knowingly endangering the vulnerable?
@thomnottom Isn't pertussis mainly an anti-vaxxer disease?
Old advertisements are a delight!
In 1897 nobody wore watches on their wrists, but you could get one for the handlebars of your bicycle! https://octodon.social/media/2aQ0O1qqDoiDYF1fP78