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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« Last post by Cramulus on May 24, 2021, 08:56:16 pm »
4. Roger's nipples now have four different textures of hair. That's course, curly, fine, and something we've been calling "Kramer"
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Apple Talk / Re: The Happy Prince (Hey, Louie)
« Last post by TheAudience on May 24, 2021, 08:12:22 pm »
However, that being said, we're sorta way off topic.

True.

Again, it's all about balance.  Extremism is ugly no matter what you're being extreme about, whether that be the extremists hollering inside the capitol building (swallows) or the ugly-faced politicos driving them on (princes).  The difference in the prince and the swallow in the story, of course, being that one is a reformed exploiter who is still exploiting, and the other is a person addicted to being exploited.  The prince (in the story, for example) doesn't even have to be a bad guy.  Just someone who exploits others to do things in the prince's name to wash away the prince's sin (you're getting the irony right now, I am guessing), even as it loads the prince down with more sin.  Extremism in this tale, as in life, always ends badly...Especially if you don't believe there is a god up there to make it all better when you are destroyed.

I'm curious about reasoning that the happy prince's actions in this story loads them down with more sin? Is it because the sparrow (the exploited) dies at the end of the story because of the interference by the happy prince?
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Apple Talk / Re: The Happy Prince (Hey, Louie)
« Last post by Doktor Howl on May 24, 2021, 07:56:23 pm »
However, that being said, we're sorta way off topic.
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Apple Talk / Re: The Happy Prince (Hey, Louie)
« Last post by Doktor Howl on May 24, 2021, 07:55:50 pm »
Frank Poole's death scene in 2001 A Space Oddessey.  I think I was 5 when it aired on TV.

Should I add that one to my list of "Things I need to experience at some point because they are common cultural references but I missed because I had a sheltered/ uncultured upbringing".

It's pretty bad.  For a five year old, let's just say that I never wanted to be an astronaut.
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Apple Talk / Re: The Happy Prince (Hey, Louie)
« Last post by TheAudience on May 24, 2021, 06:24:29 pm »
Frank Poole's death scene in 2001 A Space Oddessey.  I think I was 5 when it aired on TV.

Should I add that one to my list of "Things I need to experience at some point because they are common cultural references but I missed because I had a sheltered/ uncultured upbringing".
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Apple Talk / Re: The Happy Prince (Hey, Louie)
« Last post by Doktor Howl on May 24, 2021, 06:11:35 pm »
PBS did it in charcoal animation and it was the second worst TV moment for me as a child.

"Look at this golden statue with it's jeweled eyes" It's grey...
"Look all the gold has been removed from the statue" It's still grey...
Honestly, it's quite the story to tell young kids. "Rich people are terrible and poor people suffer and die early. But, God! So, heartwarming. Right?"
But I guess kids have to learn these things eventually.

If this was the second worst, what was the worst TV moment for you as a child?

Frank Poole's death scene in 2001 A Space Oddessey.  I think I was 5 when it aired on TV.
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Apple Talk / Re: The Happy Prince (Hey, Louie)
« Last post by TheAudience on May 24, 2021, 05:30:54 pm »
PBS did it in charcoal animation and it was the second worst TV moment for me as a child.

"Look at this golden statue with it's jeweled eyes" It's grey...
"Look all the gold has been removed from the statue" It's still grey...
Honestly, it's quite the story to tell young kids. "Rich people are terrible and poor people suffer and die early. But, God! So, heartwarming. Right?"
But I guess kids have to learn these things eventually.

If this was the second worst, what was the worst TV moment for you as a child?
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Apple Talk / Re: The Happy Prince (Hey, Louie)
« Last post by Doktor Howl on May 24, 2021, 05:01:04 pm »
That brings back some nearly forgotten memories. My parents used to read this story to the family each Christmas when I was a kid. I kind of wonder if they read us a simplified version for kids, or more likely, I just lacked the experience and vocabulary to understand most of it so only the simplified outline remained in my head.

Thank you for the link and the trip down memory lane.

PBS did it in charcoal animation and it was the second worst TV moment for me as a child.
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Apple Talk / Re: The Happy Prince (Hey, Louie)
« Last post by TheAudience on May 24, 2021, 04:47:07 pm »
That brings back some nearly forgotten memories. My parents used to read this story to the family each Christmas when I was a kid. I kind of wonder if they read us a simplified version for kids, or more likely, I just lacked the experience and vocabulary to understand most of it so only the simplified outline remained in my head.

Thank you for the link and the trip down memory lane.
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Apple Talk / Re: The Happy Prince (Hey, Louie)
« Last post by Doktor Howl on May 24, 2021, 04:02:30 pm »
This isn't about the person I've spent a lot of time bitching about.

This is about someone else entirely, with an entirely different set of motives.

Just to be clear.
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