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Thread: Ethics and Technology

  1. #1 Ethics and Technology 
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    Really, we need to get a handle on our American ethical problems. Is there no end to the spoiling of otherwise-noble technology?

    I mean, who could possibly object to technology that allows us to animate images? Heck, even our smilies are animated.

    But this ... I mean, come on. Where's your God now? Where's your savior now?

    <blockquote>Warning: Clicking this link may endanger your faith in humanity</blockquote>

    Riot in the streets, I tell you. Haul the people responsible for this crime against humanity out of their cars and beat them until they can no longer wreck noble technological endeavors.

    Really, the alternative is to ban the use of computer-animated images; that's just unreasonable, and besides, it's not as fun as sixpacking the people responsible for this film.


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    Hmm.
    So I take it you don't like Herbie?
    Is it because the old classics shouldn't be messed with?
    Or did you always dislike Herbie?

    It's a movie.
    I've seen worse.

    Disney (for raping Herbie)
    Guess that answers my question.
    So, you somehow think that this movie won't live up the 'standards' of the old movies then?
    You realize that Herbie the Love Bug was always a cheesy pile of crap?
    Don't you?


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  4. #3 The Wisdom of Necrophilia 
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    That whole era of Disney moviemaking produced incredibly bad films. Candleshoe, Herbie, The Shaggy D.A., That Darn Cat ... and yes, I'm aware of the scary corellation to Fred MacMurray.

    The last thing Disney should do is commit this act of cinematic necrophilia. Those films should be left to alone as a testament to a dead-eyed naîvete. Booking that cast to revive this franchise is a waste of money and dignity. Disney could get better press using those funds to feed children in Africa, or just blowing it on coke and hookers.

    Much like The Mask and that dancing baby from Ally McBeal, just because you can doesn't mean you should.

    What's next? Robin Williams as Pete's Dragon? Maybe we could get Hillary Duff to sing "Candle on the Water".
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    You're so tough tiassa.

    Burly bastard.

    Question: Is this making an effort in adding 'cool and shit' features to your persona?

    You should'a just posted a note going: Fuck you.
    Badass social commentaries rule.

    Anyways, how dare you people defile herbie? I have nothing but fond, oh so fond memories about that lovable little rascal.

    Explain or perish, necrophilia coveting to revive is not a bad thing, herbie shall blossom.

    Did you see the movie? Because othervice this is idiotic.
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    Who is "Herbie"?

    I most gleefully boast in my ignorance!
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    Quote Originally Posted by water
    Who is "Herbie"?

    I most gleefully boast in my ignorance!
    You really don't want to know, but since you insist it was a VW Beetle that talked. Very bad to watch, it hurt my eyes as well as my brain because I remembered the old Disney films that were exceptionaly done, this was a real piece O'crap.
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  8. #7 So .... 
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    Anybody ever see the Speed Buggy episode of Scooby Doo? Or how about Harvey Birdman?

    <blockquote>• Image: "Speed Buggy smoking out Vulturo"
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    You really don't want to know, but since you insist it was a VW Beetle that talked.
    Uhh. No he didn't. He communicated, yes. But only in the ways you'd expect a car to communicate in.
    Honks. Door slams. Etc...

    Water, Herbie was a sentient VW Bug. I'm not sure if they ever explained why. Probably black magic. It is a Disney movie after all. We all know that Disney is a satanic organization.

    That whole era of Disney moviemaking produced incredibly bad films. Candleshoe, Herbie, The Shaggy D.A., That Darn Cat ... and yes, I'm aware of the scary corellation to Fred MacMurray.
    I was always kinda partial to The Shaggy D.A. Don't know why... Probably because of the satanic elements...

    What is your opinion of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang?

    Or all those movies with a young Kurt Russel? Dexter or something, ain't it? I forget...


    I can see where you're coming from. But, Disney can hardly be blamed. How many other old franchises have been remade in the modern era?

    You know what would be sweet? An unrated version of I dream of Genie. Mmm. To recreate that sexy thing in an age where people aren't concerned if they show her belly button or not...
    Mmmm.
    Actually, I'd prefer an X-rated version, but done tastefully, you know?
    And let's throw in a lesbian scene with Samantha and Sabrina from Bewitched while we're at it...
    Sweet.

    Anybody ever see the Speed Buggy episode of Scooby Doo? Or how about Harvey Birdman?
    Oh. Wow. I'd totally forgotten about Speed Buggy.
    You know, it's weird all the shit we used to watch as kids. It fades after a time, but then you see a reference to it years later and those old neural connections just Zing!!

    Do you remember the old cartoon, not sure which company, where this Taxi Cab had a kid and he bought a shell for his baby boy. A nice respectable little Taxi Cab. But, the boy wanted to be a speedster with a fox tail hanging from the antenna. Well, the old man forced him to be a cab, but he snuck out and changed into the hot rod and decided to go dance with a train?
    That was a cool cartoon.

    Anyway.

    I still say it's only a movie. And I'm sure that Michael Eisner has enough money to 'waste' on this and still have money left over for hookers and cocaine...
    Did you know that the rumor goes that Walt Disney actually came up with the idea for Mickey while high to the gills on Coke? His original 'story' was how Mickey fell out of the ceiling and started talking to him.

    Also, I used to have this High Times where they talked about how much of a freak Walt was. He'd have parties over at his house and invite people down to the basement to show off his child-size iron maidens and say, "This is what I really think of the little fuckers."

    Plus, they made an interesting connection between the oddball aunt-niece/uncle-nephew relationships. As though he were trying to break up the family unit in some strange way.

    Plus, he had an anal fixation. All those critters walking around with their asses hanging out.


    Oh. And about Harvey Birdman. I liked the one with the Jetsons where they were all struggling to... Gasp!... Walk across the room on their own power. They ended up eating Elroy.. or maybe Judy.. on the way. Survival of the fittest and all.

    Yup. By this picture which shows the aftermath, it must have been poor wittle Judy who had to feed the family.

    Ahh. The struggle.
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    Oh that's right ,people would talk to the car and it would honk, doors and hood and trunk open and closing to show it understood. I guess I was trying to forget that crappy movie but now I'm have terrible flashbacks!!
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    Or all those movies with a young Kurt Russel?
    There was a really good one where he had a drunk father . . . . Follow Me, Boys! Yup, I though that was a good one. I don’t ever recall liking another one of those old Disney movies though . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by invert_nexus
    Plus, he had an anal fixation. All those critters walking around with their asses hanging out.
    Leave the shithole alone, man. Butts have their own merit - asthetic ; glamourous - especially with women, besides physiological necessity.
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    Wow. Was I just talking about Bewitched?

    http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/bewitched/site/
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  14. #13 Ay! Ye gads! 
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    Bewitched? Please, no. I don't even want to think about it.

    I don't get this thing about "bigger and more sparkly"! I think making a Herbie film, if any more are going to be made, ought to be something Disney demands of a young director as a demonstration of technical skill, management capability, and filmmaking principles. In that way, they could use this dog-tired franchise in a useful manner while preserving as a perverse genre unto itself that era of Disney moviemaking.

    Think for a moment of Richard III. Now what could be cooler than Shakespeare with armored tanks and explosions? But it didn't go over well with the audience at all. Too highbrow for explosions, on the one hand, and too lowbrow for Shakespeare.

    Now, I won't claim Herbie the equal of Shakespeare, or, for that matter, vice-versa. But think of it in terms of who sees "family" films. Apparently those good values of the past need to be more glitzy before they're good enough.

    It's not violence or profanity in films. It's bad films that are the problem.

    Even Berwick's abysmal Microwave Massacre has a certain amount of redemption to it. Even Roger Ebert writing titty films has a certain amount of redemption to it.

    And yes, even this new Herbie film has a certain amount of redemption to it. As a close associate has advised: "I think the world needs more red-headed sluts, so we should continue to encourage her to make bad movies."

    True as this may be, I do wonder why they can't just get her to be a slut in a decent picture. Like Heather Graham in Boogie Nights, maybe?

    Because cramming sluts in family films just doesn't work quite right.

    Into. I mean, cramming sluts into family films ....
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