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This is such a bogus, rectilinear attitude. Just because your goddamn TV, which weighs 80 pounds and is stuck on a stand or on the wall, just because it has a landscape aspect ratio, you anti-portrait left-brained people gotta stick your nose in everybody's portrait business. The phone fits in your hand, you can turn it any way you like. People have a vertical aspect ratio. You can frame someone from three feet closer with portrait over landscape.Get over it.Edit: hey,...
Aha, bien sûr, thanks.
Touché. Something Rogifan especially can't buy, like good, old inclusive fun.
What's a MTV?Seriously, though, I think the ad should go down nicely with pot heads. It bears repeated watching 'cause there's so much going on. I want to know how they did that shot with 99 moving videos. All composited? I guess so.
Anyway, it's interesting that they've divided the torus into the harmonious and mystical number of nine, the same as the number of microtubule bundles in cilia and the sperm tail, and the universal micromotor of the biological world.
I never trust anybody who starts with "Trust me." Just like 25 years ago, I stopped listening when someone said,"Let me be honest with you." Glad that one died out. Wish "trust me" would.
Those business ads, no matter how self serving, did a lot of good by shaming the racist diehards and laying out a better ideal for equal treatment for nonwhite Americans.At the same time, the US was killing hundreds of thousands, poisoning the environment, and land-mining the trails and fields in Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia.If you had been in the US at the time, would you have been saying we should not be marching for civil rights for blacks, and that IBM and a hundred...
That's more like it. Although the stance taken by Tim Cook is the first hopeful sign I've seen in 60 years of watching this paranoid government work. (I remember the McCarthy and HUAC hearings, the instant suspiciousness of the Kennedy assassination, the overthrow of Allende, that sort of thing.)The basic right to privacy is something we have not had to debate in a meaningful way until now, when our entire mental life is contained in a little slab in our pocket. Cook is...
Foolish quacking. All presidents serve under the mandates of the intelligence and thought police apparatus that never changes from one administration to the next. Just ask Jack Kennedy. It will be as bad or worse under the next, just as it was worse under the previous.
The value of equality for everyone underlies all other values, social and political. If one doesn't share that view, it's like living with the one percent.If you don't think that gays and other gender-blended people deserve equality, you have a moral problem, like several do in this thread. It is your problem, not ours.A company taking a public stand on the leading edge of social consciousness is nothing new. In the 70s many companies made a big deal in their advertising...
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