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    If you've never seen Thug Notes, you owe it to yourself to check it out. This is far and away my favorite and funniest series on literary analysis, even if the videos are a bit short and the analysis a bit shallow.

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    This is a good, but long ass kicking of the CinemaSins youtube channel:



    good stuff.

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    Part 2/3 of the one and only episode of Really That Bad is out.



    I have to say that I agree with Bob's overall analysis here: there are a large number of small changes that could have made this movie good or even great, and it's those qualities that make this movie feel especially bad. Movies that are bad in every possible way are just funny, but movies like this that could have been good are annoying and frustrating.

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    On the subject of analyses that explain at length why something is bad, here is one about the new Sherlock:


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    "At length" is right. I'm not sure how I feel about these critiques that are longer than the source material.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James Brown View Post
    "At length" is right. I'm not sure how I feel about these critiques that are longer than the source material.
    I don't mind it if the analysis is interesting.

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    When conservatives realize they cannot win democratically, they will not abandon conservatism. They will abandon democracy.

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    This is technically music analysis, but I figure there are probably enough Fleetwood Mac fans around to appreciate it.


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    On the music in Wonder Woman.

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    I started reading the gulag archipelago at Jordan Peterson's recommendation because it perhaps gives one some insight into how he views things.("You need to read it if you want to understand what's happening." Roughly his words) I'm not even 100 pages in and I'm already sick with exhaustion. That said I have noted some interesting points:

    -Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn attributes a large amount of the arrests in the soviet republics to the system of government quotas for arrests. It's actually one of the first things he points out.

    -The USSR immediately began the business of destroying their political opposition in the aftermath of the revolution. There wasn't much of a "Step by step..." things definitely got worse as time went on but it parallels Hitler perfectly in that they didn't wait for their opposition to consolidate power and do much organizing.

    -The USSR made a point to destroy its prisoners slowly and as secretively as possible, such that the entire scope of their crimes could never be brought to light, contrasting with the holocaust which Eisenhower meticulously documented but could only do so as a result of prevailing in armed conflict with the third reich.

    -Part of the way the USSR maintained control was to pit the cities against the country and visa versa and to feed their outrage against so-called parasites. In this regard they're not much different from modern conservatives!

    -Another way was by creating an atmosphere of paranoia. "Who can we trust? Who's an informant?" It speaks to the efficacy of the USSR's ability to paralyze the creation of new political opposition (Though small movements seem to have persisted regardless)

    -The soviet union did not care for socialists because they threatened the power of the totalitarian state and made efforts to hunt them down, also not much different from hitler funnily enough.

    I'll maybe go further in depth if/when I finish the book but I am finding it a good read so far.
    Sure, shooting them in the back is illegal in those circumstances, but e cop getting convicted is not doing any good to the dead guy.

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