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unnamednewbie13
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I'm reminded of all those stories about USPS getting screwed over during the Trump administration.

re: social media logins, disqus is a big aggravation trying to get me to use my google. somewhere along the way, I must have enabled it or it just somehow automatically connected to it without needing confirmation.
uziq
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Dilbert_X wrote:

Second time of asking package has been returned to vendor, they've refunded paypal - visa payment was processed through paypal but not my paypal acct - will it go back to my visa card or will I have to login to the paypal acct I haven't used in 15 years and figure that one out? It should never have touched the account.

USPS Has stopped shipping to Aus for now as there are too few flights and Auspost is overloaded.
USPS Clearly had no mechanism for dealing with that and retrieving packages.
now do 13 hail marys and prostrate yourself 100 times before gaia. you just burned through enough carbon for 4,500 indians to live off for a year.
unnamednewbie13
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I wonder how many other looped packages were with it.
RTHKI
mmmf mmmf mmmf
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Chrome brought back that continue browsing feature so I have many tabs open now
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unnamednewbie13
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Nov1: happens
social media: DID YOU KNOW DIE HARD IS A CHRISTMAS MOVIE?!

Repeat for at least two months. Repeat cycle until the heat death of the universe.

Die Hard is not a ChRiStMaS mOvIe, shut up. It has a Christmas wallpaper. I'm backed by the star and the cinematographer. Christmas camp's backed by memes. If every movie with a crabby man and/or set during winter was a Christmas movie, a much larger bulk of movies would be Christmas movies.

Wouldn't be an FWP annoyance if people didn't keep bringing it up.

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Dilbert_X
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Its a christmas movie

https://www.johnhanlonreviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/10-Reasons-why-Die-Hard-is-a-Christmas-Movie-700x457.jpg
#Freed Britney !
unnamednewbie13
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The movie has none of the motifs you'd normally expected from a Christmas movie, and the holiday itself isn't anywhere near central to it. The occasional background prop and joke is the thinnest veneer, cynically bloated for the memes. Like Batman Returns, I might watch either film around the end of a year, but not humor some notion that they're about the holiday. You'd like Batman Returns. Bruce Wayne rescues a cat at the end.

Even Gremlins at least had a Christmas present as a major plot device.

e: Dune is a sci-fi

Last edited by unnamednewbie13 (2021-11-15 03:14:37)

War Man
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unnamednewbie13 wrote:

The movie has none of the motifs you'd normally expected from a Christmas movie, and the holiday itself isn't anywhere near central to it. The occasional background prop and joke is the thinnest veneer, cynically bloated for the memes. Like Batman Returns, I might watch either film around the end of a year, but not humor some notion that they're about the holiday. You'd like Batman Returns. Bruce Wayne rescues a cat at the end.

Even Gremlins at least had a Christmas present as a major plot device.

e: Dune is a sci-fi
Hey, it has family and there is a Christmas story in it. It's Christmas enough.
The irony of guns, is that they can save lives.
unnamednewbie13
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It's not really something I mentioned in FWP with the intention of getting into a philosophical discussion about it. I think 'Christmas-adjacent' is a good compromise term I've seen used to describe movies that take place on our around Christmas but aren't strictly speaking movies about Christmas. Toss it in the pile with stuff like L.A. Confidential and the aforementioned Batman Returns.

My FWP is that while Die Hard is a good action film, the repetitive didjaknow memes around the holiday season, about it being a "Christmas movie" (its ties to the holiday are barely superficial at best) is beyond old. Like yes, I know you think Die Hard is a Christmas movie. Yes, I know Viggo broke his toe when he kicked a helmet.

There are tons of unconventional picks with Christmas iconography. Eyes Wide Shut, Brazil. Christmas scenes in non Christmas movies, a bunch of of soldiers were ambushed by indians on Christmas Eve in Major Dundee. Die Hard is just a tired meme trotted out in chains for smug internet points.
SuperJail Warden
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Is Nightmare Before Christmas a Christmas movie?
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unnamednewbie13
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IMO a more fun question, and one free of the tired baggage of Die Hard. Is NBC a Christmas or a Halloween movie? Both? More one than the other?

I think it's mostly a Halloween movie. Its content, even when Christmas gets involved, is dark and off-putting even during Halloween Town's awkward attempt at Christmas cheer. Even the title puts one thing before the other.

It's in the opening lyrics, really.



Further, I don't think Jack Skellington learned any sort of Christmas lesson. The whole affair gave him a boost in the end, renewed enthusiasm for his old calling. It might have been interesting if Christmas had been encroaching on Halloween Town like it does in retail.
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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Jack Skellington got a girlfriend at the end of the movie. That's how many Christmas movies end. The protagonist and his love interest become official or reconcile during the Holiday season.
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unnamednewbie13
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That's really not enough though. Do you know how many movies there are where people become friends or lovers or whatever?
SuperJail Warden
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How many romantic movies reference Christmas but aren't Christmas movies?

Last edited by SuperJail Warden (2021-11-16 09:19:29)

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unnamednewbie13
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Tons of various romantic movies overlap Christmas somehow, without being Christmas movies. If every time a so much as a bauble appeared in the upper left hand corner of a short scene qualified a film, the distinction of being a Christmas movie would be rather meaningless.
Dilbert_X
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Somehow I have run out of IEC cables, I thought I had a lifetimes supply.
#Freed Britney !
SuperJail Warden
Gone Forever
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Dilbert_X wrote:

Somehow I have run out of IEC cables, I thought I had a lifetimes supply.
Ask for some for Christmas.
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unnamednewbie13
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Keep us updated on the Florida tracking when you order some new ones, dilbs.

Also, don't forget to trace the pattern for that spring's travels. May want some good chalk and reliable spell candles, never know who you'll summon.
uziq
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indian peasants dream of getting a spring from florida for christmas.
unnamednewbie13
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Indians would be virus-irresponsible following through on that, burdening strained essential workers with frivolous international orders.

Boxes might also have leprosy.

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