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 A new 1984 movie...
Called "Equals" and starring Kristen Stewart and Nicholas Hoult? Good lord, I'm gonna have to watch this trainwreck.
And Jennifer Lawrence says that those two have great chemistry. That's a pretty flattering thing to say about your boyfriend and another woman, especially one with about 0.1% of your acting talent. (Or maybe the rumors that Lawrence is dating Hoult are false? Oh well.) Still, I love reading reviews of bad movies, and this one's gonna deliver on that front, no doubt. Wehpudicabok [話] [変] [留] 08:44, 16 January 2014 (UTC)
 Should I put this one up?
A rather good essay for the aspiring fringe genius on how to SHOW THEM ALL without needing killer robots, a death ray, or a army of radioactive gorillas, but it's from 2007. I don't think it's been mentioned here before? --Gulik (talk) 05:57, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
- Stick it up (Ooh Matron), but just mark it as from 2007. I can't see why it won't be well received (blame me if it isn't) Scherben (talk) 06:49, 20 January 2014 (UTC)
 Conservative Protestants and traditional marriage
Classic case of post hoc ergo propter hoc there. I don't suppose the study being referenced controlled for income, or for educational level. Those make a large difference in divorce rates as well. We should know better.
There's also the 'do as I say' phenomenon at work, which you see a lot of in that culture. They whoop and holler about the sanctity of marriage at least in part because they know in truth that their own relationships, and those of their neighbors, are fragile.
The Bible Belt is a land of unfortunate feedback loops. When the culture tells you that to touch beer or liquor to your lips marks you as one of the unsaved and damns you to hell, the idea of responsible drinking tends to fade into the background: you ain't going to learn from these folks. And the drunken misadventures of the newly damned prompt another round of sermons. - Smerdis of Tlön (talk) 21:38, 21 January 2014 (UTC)
 Trolling paper
Although I would be ready to believe trolls are typically sadistic and childish (Especially those that make threats and spend lots of time obsessing over their targets, not just shitposting snots), trolls are not exactly honest -was dishonesty taken into account when the researchers came to this "Dark Tetrad" conclusion? Or would misrepresenting oneself to seem even worse be part of all that? --TheLateGatsby (The end of the dock ) 17:08, 12 February 2014 (UTC)
- Hey, I object to merely being called a sadist! I'm also not sure how they came to this conclusion, when the trolls were clearly going to be lying for the lulz. Take it from me, I'm one!--The Madman (talk) 17:30, 12 February 2014 (UTC)The Madman
- I wonder what their definition of "troll" was, since in my experience, people labeled as trolls run the gamut from "plays practical jokes on people" to "eggs on suicidal persons". Frederick♠♣♥♦ 22:54, 12 February 2014 (UTC)
 Attractive convict
She's not suing because she's a meme. She's suing because her picture is being used for an advertisement. She's more or less okay with the meme (except for the whole suddenly-becoming-the-target-of-a-bunch-of-creepy-internet-people thing)--"Shut up, Brx." 17:45, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
- She has every right to sue against the use of her mugshot for commercial purposes. Also that meme is creepy. Bismarck (talk) 00:09, 5 March 2014 (UTC)