Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby Aero » Tue May 12, 2015 12:39 pm

MarioLuigiToadAndToad wrote:I believe Cannabis should be legalized. I think weed should be legalized for medical and druggy reasons. This would make cannabis look less "cool" to smoke because and expose the stupidity (as if it wasn't obvious it's stupid already) of what Cannabis can do to a person, and show all the other stupid teenagers my age and above that weed is as just as dumb as smoking and all the other drugs in the entire universe. I also think it would increase taxes by ALOT here in the US.
Not exactly unpopular, but hey who even reads polling data anymore right?
StrikeForcer wrote:Another: TV stations really sensationalize news just because of their political ideologies ahead of finding the objective truth.
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People who get any information besides the weather report, or more than an episode of a show deserve to be dragged into the streets and shot. The garbage that is on air, especially on children's programming, is astonishingly horrible. Turn on a Nickelodeon show and count how many times you hear an unnecessary sound effect or laugh track. I'd bet you would lose count especially for shows like "Big Time Rush," where they put completely random sounds during dialogue in order to keep dem kids laffin' because god knows their shitty writing won't! At least shows like Drake & Josh, and iCarly just used laugh tracks without the sound effect gimmick but those shows are dead now. It's basic manipulation to edit in all of those buzzes and bells to stimulate you, but laugh tracks could be arguably worse even though they're not as annoying as loud and dumb sounds. The whole point of them is to laugh for you. You hear people laughing, so that means you should laugh too. That's the whole point: manipulation. Have you ever watched a comedy at a theater and laughed with the rest of the audience, and then watch that movie at home alone and not laugh as much? Have you ever been to some gathering, and clapped for something even though you had no investment into what was going on? It's in our biology to fit in, and when television exploits that; it makes you wonder about the ethics of having laugh tracks and sound effects.

Look how great TBBT is without laugh tracks:


Adult programming is less dangerous at least to some degree, because adults aren't as impressionable as kids. Though they do get commercials non-stop about this drug that will fix this thing that's wrong with you, or this product that will get you laid, etc. There's two commercials specifically I want to point out with how far gone television is:



For the first one, it just seems like a quick gag for a travel site ad. If you think about it for more than a second, it has terrible implications. You're watching someone control someone else's brain to buy something, that's the objective of what is going on. The nurse even says it's completely unethical, because they know what's going on in the ad too. Do I think the creators of this commercial are part of some mind control conspiracy? No. Is there more going on than what is presented? Yes.

For the second commercial, this covers everything wrong with these types of ads. You have someone, typically a woman, going about their life because they take a drug that controls their depression. This ad, and many like it, say to call your doctor if you begin to have suicidal thoughts while taking a drug that's supposed to help that. Pharmaceutical companies just pump these drugs out, and they all have this same problem. You will always have a drug recommended to you instead of taking control of your own life. Personal responsibility, and living a better life to solve your problems? Nonsense, have some drugs that are typically found in the toxicology reports of mass shooters.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby mechamind » Tue May 12, 2015 2:31 pm

AeroMatter wrote:Long rant about television with some unpopular opinionsTM mixed in:
Thank you for posting this.

What I have to disagree about is the statement that adults aren't as impressionable. I think if they were better, discrimination would have been abandoned long ago. I'm not sure how long ago, but it would have been after it became the norm to pay attention to the media.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby Hyperme » Tue May 12, 2015 3:53 pm

Nuclear power is pretty good, and if you disagree you don't understand.
People who voted against Instant Runoff Voting were dumb and lame.
Killing people doesn't solve problems.
Super Mario World is a better game than Super Mario Brothers 3.
Discrimination is still around and it's still pretty bad.
Nigel has bad taste.
Cities should be growing upwards, not outwards.
Also, GotG > Age of Ultron.
For its flaws, the BBC at least tries to be impartial.
Green party are basically hippies.
Smoking anything is going to screw up your lungs.

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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby mechamind » Tue May 12, 2015 4:00 pm

Hyperme wrote:Discrimination is still around and it's still pretty bad.
Not really an unpopular opinion, but an absolute fact.
Hyperme wrote:Cities should be growing upwards, not outwards.
I personally understand both the benefits of growing upwards and the drawbacks of outwards. One of the few downsides to up is that you only have one chance if you want to be efficient.

What I think is that any parking should be located under the building, not around the sides (except for the usual street and avenue arrangement).
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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby Wkay » Tue May 12, 2015 10:26 pm

Hotel Mario was great. I know you secretly hate me now.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby Zeldamaster12 » Tue May 12, 2015 10:33 pm

I actually like Creed, and I somewhat like Nickelback's old stuff.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby MarioLuigiToadAndToad » Tue May 12, 2015 10:36 pm

Shepard wrote:Hotel Mario was great. I know you secretly hate me now.
It's ok. I bet mostly everyone who hates Hotel Mario never played it.
I've never played it before, so I can't be too quick to judge.

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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby Bomber57 » Tue May 12, 2015 10:37 pm

MarioLuigiToadAndToad wrote:
Shepard wrote:Hotel Mario was great. I know you secretly hate me now.
It's ok. I bet mostly everyone who hates Hotel Mario never played it.
I've never played it before, so I can't be too quick to judge.
Here's the final boss if you are interested.

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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby MarioLuigiToadAndToad » Wed May 13, 2015 12:58 pm

Bomber57 wrote:
MarioLuigiToadAndToad wrote:
Shepard wrote:Hotel Mario was great. I know you secretly hate me now.
It's ok. I bet mostly everyone who hates Hotel Mario never played it.
I've never played it before, so I can't be too quick to judge.
Here's the final boss if you are interested.

Ok, so I deleted my post, and I thought about it over night and, this is "unpopular opinions". Looking from another persons perspective, that boss battle could look badass.
I didn't think Super Mario Sunshine was all that great. It felt too unfamiliar to other Mario games (I picked up the controller expecting SM64), like Hotel Mario.

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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby lighthouse64 » Wed May 13, 2015 2:38 pm

Unpopular opinion.

Google sucks. They stalk your location and searches.
Just your average user...

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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby MarioLuigiToadAndToad » Wed May 13, 2015 5:49 pm

lighthouse64 wrote:Unpopular opinion.

Google sucks. They stalk your location and searches.
I think you'll get along just fine with my friend @Sn0wch1ld. I like DuckDuckGo.com and Google.com. I like MSN.com (The Yahoo-like version of Bing.com) as well.
I recommend you DuckDuckGo.com . They let you search anonymous in their eyes (The NSA still tracks you though).

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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby suckhacker » Wed May 13, 2015 5:51 pm

I dislike pediphiles*

closely look at meaning of word or you won't get it

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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby JupiHornet » Wed May 13, 2015 6:02 pm

lighthouse64 wrote:Unpopular opinion.

Google sucks. They stalk your location and searches.
Much, MUCH better than Bing. And they aren't arrogant like Bing is.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby suckhacker » Wed May 13, 2015 6:04 pm

Turtwig wrote:
lighthouse64 wrote:Unpopular opinion.

Google sucks. They stalk your location and searches.
Much, MUCH better than Bing. And they aren't arrogant like Bing is.
Yahoo is way better than both of them. fuck goggle and binge

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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby Mista Epic » Wed May 13, 2015 7:13 pm

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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby XerX » Wed May 13, 2015 7:16 pm

lighthouse64 wrote:Unpopular opinion.

Google sucks. They stalk your location and searches.
So does your ISP.

Also I don't see why this would be a bad thing really. It's to help with your search. Unless...

Looking up porn bruh?

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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby JupiHornet » Wed May 13, 2015 7:30 pm

suckhacker wrote:
Turtwig wrote:
lighthouse64 wrote:Unpopular opinion.

Google sucks. They stalk your location and searches.
Much, MUCH better than Bing. And they aren't arrogant like Bing is.
Yahoo is way better than both of them. fuck goggle and binge
No.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby Murphmario » Wed May 13, 2015 7:34 pm

Joey's rules for roleplays are just downright terrible. Only access to a few franchises and having to approve roleplays first!? Terrible rules.
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Re: Unpopular Opinions/Free Speech Topic

Postby Enjl » Wed May 13, 2015 7:40 pm

Murphmario wrote:Joey's rules for roleplays are just downright terrible. Only access to a few franchises and having to approve roleplays first!? Terrible rules.
I mean all the roleplay I've played so far ("The Dark Eye" roleplay) follows pretty much the same rules but okay.
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