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by The Hitman
18 Jan 2009, 10:59
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Childsplay - Epic monies were made
Replies: 14
Views: 886

Personal Belief: In Desert Bus '07, The crew only expected 5k, and the 20ishK was beyond expectations. Now in Desert Bus '08, the same equation was kept, and near the 70k mark it was taking thousands of dollars to move to the next hour. Perhaps the equation should be changed to a more logistic mode...
by The Hitman
18 Jan 2009, 10:00
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Art-ish thinge...yeah...
Replies: 8
Views: 697

If you'd like feedback, I first recommend that you not try to draw in an 'anime' style, that you not outline objects, and that you rough out the basic anatomy of people before you start drawing them. 99% of attempts to draw things that look 'anime' always end up looking really, really phony, because...
by The Hitman
17 Jan 2009, 20:06
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modern art: your thoughts? (Also another person died)
Replies: 33
Views: 1804

Using video games as a medium has not been explored, truly, as art before (in my infinite wisdom of art history). I would be interested to see what someone could make using that medium... free of the pressure to ship millions of copies. Actually, there are tons of great independent games produced w...
by The Hitman
17 Jan 2009, 17:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modern art: your thoughts? (Also another person died)
Replies: 33
Views: 1804

Also, to continue the tradition of double posts, Gears of War is pretty silly. I'm not saying it isn't art in the same way that if I draw a picture of a cow on a napkin, that is probably art in some sense, but I don't think it's particularly good or meaningful to watch Captain Buff McSquarejaw chain...
by The Hitman
17 Jan 2009, 17:43
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modern art: your thoughts? (Also another person died)
Replies: 33
Views: 1804

I would concede that this is the major argument against my thought. However, I would contend that often the works were not "solely" created for commercial purposes. Often they were crafted with layers of meaning, occasionally making fun of the ones who had commissioned the work. For examp...
by The Hitman
17 Jan 2009, 16:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modern art: your thoughts? (Also another person died)
Replies: 33
Views: 1804

metcarfre wrote:I have an addendum to my previous post. An actual opinion on art (I know!). It is thus; "That which is created solely for commercial purposes is not art".
This is why I think no video game can be art.
Discuss.


How about freeware?
by The Hitman
17 Jan 2009, 13:18
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modern art: your thoughts? (Also another person died)
Replies: 33
Views: 1804

Yukikaze wrote:That depends on what your definition of "is" is.


Tired joke is tired.
by The Hitman
17 Jan 2009, 10:57
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modern art: your thoughts? (Also another person died)
Replies: 33
Views: 1804

I had Eagleton's book on literary criticism where the best definition of literature he could come up with was "Literature is anything which is read as literature." I think art is pretty much the same way. Short of leaping out of an alley with a handgun and a print of On White II and demand...
by The Hitman
16 Jan 2009, 23:13
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modern art: your thoughts? (Also another person died)
Replies: 33
Views: 1804

Considering that painting of a soup can sold two years ago for 11.8 million dollars, I actually have no idea what the point you are trying to make is.

Also, you may want to familiarize yourself with Worthington's Law: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aF8wLg5Asgo
by The Hitman
16 Jan 2009, 18:45
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Modern art: your thoughts? (Also another person died)
Replies: 33
Views: 1804

I think Duchamp is really fun, like a lot of other Dada artists and writers. Stuff like Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2 is actually fantastically well done, and obviously the Fountain is pretty funny. I also really enjoy Surrealism: Dali, Ernst, Magritte etc. I like my artists talented enough to ...
by The Hitman
16 Jan 2009, 16:56
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Good bye vanilla earl grey tea misto....
Replies: 63
Views: 5553

I don't see what all the arguing is about on proportions of milk and water, etc. Everyone knows that most of the flavour in Starbucks' drinks comes from the tears of the child labourers who pick their coffee anyway.
by The Hitman
16 Jan 2009, 09:08
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: He was not a number- RIP Patrick McGoohan
Replies: 9
Views: 756

My roommate and I had just downloaded the series when I heard the news. I'd never seen it, but I'm really enjoying it so far.
by The Hitman
14 Jan 2009, 14:58
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2 Google Searches equals the same amount of CO2 as...
Replies: 20
Views: 1023

i google all the time and i have a beef with it, where is my global warming this year was the coldest year in a while, and last winter IT SNOWED IN FUCKING FLORIDA, only like .2in but it snowed, WHERE THE FREEK IS MY GLOBAL WARMING, THIS IS FLORIDA AND ITS FREEZING Just so you know, 'global warming...
by The Hitman
13 Jan 2009, 21:09
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2 Google Searches equals the same amount of CO2 as...
Replies: 20
Views: 1023

Re: 2 Google Searches equals the same amount of CO2 as...

Boiling a kettle? http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7823387.stm According to Alex Wissner-Gross Harvard University Academic. Google of course, disagrees, claiming each search is only 0.2 grams of CO2. More at Eleven. Except that Wissner-Gross didn't actually say that. In fact, he contacted the ...
by The Hitman
13 Jan 2009, 11:14
Forum: Unskippable
Topic: Unskippable 2: Dead Rising
Replies: 29
Views: 2956

"I've been waiting on this rooftop for years..."
by The Hitman
08 Jan 2009, 21:09
Forum: Unskippable
Topic: Unskippable: Now Playing on The Escapist
Replies: 74
Views: 5783

Speaking as both a medical doctor and attorney, this series promises to be solid gold.
by The Hitman
08 Jan 2009, 21:05
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sands of Time
Replies: 42
Views: 1916

I hear the new one has a glowing thingy that shows you exactly where to jump.

La Mulana it ain't.
by The Hitman
24 Dec 2008, 19:11
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Happy Festive Day
Replies: 24
Views: 921

Re: Happy Festive Day

Matt wrote:THAT is christmas.


That's Christmas for my family too. If your Christmas doesn't involve getting drunk at 10 a.m., I feel bad for you.
by The Hitman
24 Dec 2008, 10:02
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ah the funny things
Replies: 23
Views: 1436

Yeah, jeez, everyone knows that isn't how you build fictional time-travel devices. Don't you remember in issue 12 of the Back to the Future spinoff comic starring Marty's dog where Doc's descendant from the mutant-inhabited future of 2196 explains how you can never draw a picture of a flux capacitor...
by The Hitman
22 Dec 2008, 22:24
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wanna save the economy? Throw a shoe
Replies: 30
Views: 1459

The fact that President George Walker Bush still has the poise to get up in front of an audience which he knows all hate him, dodge not one, but two thrown shoes, and then crack jokes about it after the 8 constant years of character assassination and verbal abuse that he's endured tell me that he i...
by The Hitman
22 Dec 2008, 22:15
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keanu Reeves as Spike Spiegel in 2011 Cowboy Bebop Movie
Replies: 39
Views: 2349

I have never seen any of this show, but I keep hearing about it.

I still don't think Keanu Reeves should be cast in any role more complex than perhaps some kind of carp.
by The Hitman
22 Dec 2008, 22:12
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Obama did What??
Replies: 20
Views: 1108

I think I could do a bitchin' CCG: except that it probably wouldn't be dedicated to taking as much of people's money as possible, which as far as I can tell is pretty much what they're all about.

I bet Obama would play it.
by The Hitman
22 Dec 2008, 13:22
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Obama did What??
Replies: 20
Views: 1108

Sorry, all I'm getting out of this is that Obama doesn't know how to play Magic properly.
by The Hitman
22 Dec 2008, 09:31
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Very Zombie Christmas (It's back!)
Replies: 18
Views: 1397

I find this to be very seasonal: Jesus was the original zombie.
by The Hitman
22 Dec 2008, 09:10
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Snow!
Replies: 217
Views: 8743

A woman... ON THE INTERNET!?112one

I also am a constant wearer of scarves. It's just too cold otherwise. Also, the cloud cover is clearing a bit here, and the sun is striping through the breaks in the clouds onto the snowy trees. It is quite pretty.

Oh wait, it's gone again.

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