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(Aint-It-Cool-News)   Dark Knight Rises composer Hans Zimmer has written and recorded a tribute piece called "Aurora". 100% of the proceeds from the single will go to the victims of the tragic shooting there. Let's get behind this, Fark   (aintitcool.com) divider line 133
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2012-07-27 10:16:42 PM
I'm in for $1.29


/I didn't vet the charity as it is only a buck twenty-nine.
// Its probably fine.
 
2012-07-27 10:23:17 PM
How about he pitches in some of the cash he received for the movie.
 
2012-07-27 10:49:53 PM
Sometimes, occasionally, humanity will NOT make me wish for a meteor to strike the earth and hit the reset button. This is one of those times.
 
2012-07-27 10:51:51 PM
Is there a torrent for it, yet?

/just kidding
 
2012-07-27 10:51:53 PM
Another Beg-a-thon. Thanks, but no thanks.
 
2012-07-27 10:52:32 PM

bojon: How about he pitches in some of the cash he received for the movie.


Who's to say he hasn't?
 
2012-07-27 10:54:55 PM
Good for him.
 
2012-07-27 11:10:46 PM
i1079.photobucket.com

It stinks like Redditt in here
 
2012-07-27 11:57:50 PM

PhiloeBedoe: It stinks like Redditt in here


Like 90's coding and premature ejaculation? Yeah, the AOL of the modern internet. Good for them.
 
2012-07-28 12:33:44 AM
Haven't you done enough damage, Hans Zimmer?
 
2012-07-28 01:44:30 AM

poonesfarm: bojon: How about he pitches in some of the cash he received for the movie.

Who's to say he hasn't?


Who says he has. Things like this get me. It's the same self righteous crap as "We Are the World"

farkin' all the people in that room could have pooled their money and bought Africa in the 80's. The whole damn place. Instead, they wrote a crap song begging for money.

farkin' don't write a piece of music and use charity to boost sales on crap. Write good music, make legit money, and donate to worthy causes with wisdom.
 
2012-07-28 01:50:18 AM
...giggity?
 
2012-07-28 01:50:43 AM
lets not
 
2012-07-28 01:52:05 AM
Is it going to give me a headache?
 
2012-07-28 01:54:16 AM
I'd rather give all my money to Danny Elfman..
 
2012-07-28 01:55:27 AM

doglover: poonesfarm: bojon: How about he pitches in some of the cash he received for the movie.

Who's to say he hasn't?

Who says he has. Things like this get me. It's the same self righteous crap as "We Are the World"

farkin' all the people in that room could have pooled their money and bought Africa in the 80's. The whole damn place. Instead, they wrote a crap song begging for money.

farkin' don't write a piece of music and use charity to boost sales on crap. Write good music, make legit money, and donate to worthy causes with wisdom.


You're getting awfully pissed off about something you shouldn't be getting at all pissed off about. You should probably calm down.
 
2012-07-28 01:55:57 AM
So....Zimmer is now the Fark pariah du jour?

Wow.
 
2012-07-28 01:56:33 AM
Maybe that 9-11 America country singer can reclaim his 15 minutes with a song about this.
 
2012-07-28 01:58:22 AM
www.american-buddha.com
 
2012-07-28 01:59:46 AM
but what color ribbon do i need to wear?
 
2012-07-28 02:02:20 AM

Apos: So....Zimmer is now the Fark pariah du jour?

Wow.


According to Wikipedia, he scored The Lion King. I stopped reading at that point, I'm fine with this, and I am well aware I own at least one other soundtrack he's scored, possibly up to a half dozen or so.
 
2012-07-28 02:02:21 AM

Larry Mahnken: You're getting awfully pissed off about something you shouldn't be getting at all pissed off about. You should probably calm down.


I had to sing We Are the World for like 6 minutes yesterday. I'm allowed to be upset about that.
 
2012-07-28 02:02:49 AM

minitrue noram: but what color ribbon do i need to wear?


media.reason.com
 
2012-07-28 02:02:58 AM
What about the senseless tragedy with the 23 Hispanics in the pickup truck last week as well?

14 dead, the rest injured.

Is it only a tragedy since this occurred during Batman, or because the weapon was a gun rather than a truck? Does it matter that each of these incidents could have been prevented?

Nah, I don't think it does.

Kill 12 people in a theater: Tragedy. Kill 14 in your truck: whatever.
 
2012-07-28 02:06:00 AM
Having some trouble here. I listened to a bit of it and, being a Zimmer score, all I'm seeing in my mind is a movie clip of Holmes shooting everyone, in slow mo. After 3 seconds of him grinning and 4 rounds flashing out, we see a 1 second reaction of the crowd scrambling, 3 seconds of a brass casing slowly falling to the floor and another one just ABOUT to hit the floor, but then we cut to a camera near the door where people are scrambling over one another to get to it while the camera is moving upward on a jib arm, still in slow mo, then we cut back to the shooter on a close-up...

It's a movie score, which could be wildly inappropriate by some interpretations. Well I'm sure it's sorta just me and all.
 
2012-07-28 02:07:15 AM

doglover: poonesfarm: bojon: How about he pitches in some of the cash he received for the movie.

Who's to say he hasn't?

Who says he has. Things like this get me. It's the same self righteous crap as "We Are the World"

farkin' all the people in that room could have pooled their money and bought Africa in the 80's. The whole damn place. Instead, they wrote a crap song begging for money.

farkin' don't write a piece of music and use charity to boost sales on crap. Write good music, make legit money, and donate to worthy causes with wisdom.


these guys hear ya
 
2012-07-28 02:07:24 AM
I feel bad for those affected by the shooting in Aurora last week. I really do. However, it's interesting how we, as a society, react to such events. In an average day, ~40 people in the U.S. are murdered, ~90 die in automobile crashes/accidents, and dozens of pedestrians are killed by motor vehicles. Undoubtedly, some of these people are every bit as innocent as the folks in the movie theater were. Where are their tributes and candle-light vigils? Where are their charity drives? The innocent people who die in non-dramatic stories seem to whither away in relative obscurity compared to the pop coverage of these types of shootings (Aurora, Virginia Tech, etc.).

I mention this not to diminish the events that happened in Aurora. I'm just curious as to why stories like this one "catch on". There are many innocent people killed doing things that we all do every day, so I don't think it's because "it could have been me". I suspect it's the result of the rare nature of the Aurora shooting and the relatively large number of deaths in such a small area -- it's such a "shocking" event, unlike the vehicle fatalities or murders involved innocent folks that we're now accustomed to as we watch/read the news. If people really cared about innocent people dying, then it probably shouldn't matter how they died (well, within reason). How many people have donated to the families who have lost innocent loved ones in car accidents or other fatal events since Aurora?
 
2012-07-28 02:07:27 AM
there's no sense of community quite like a vicarious sense of community
 
2012-07-28 02:11:58 AM

Meesterjojo: Kill 12 people in a theater: Tragedy. Kill 14 in your truck: whatever.



Do YOU know how to get a hold of the families of a truck full of illegal immigrants?
 
2012-07-28 02:13:27 AM

farkingismybusiness: [www.american-buddha.com image 850x363]


I went with a full fiver... makes me exempt from all others.

Plus I like the Zimmer....


/dont hate
 
2012-07-28 02:17:16 AM
Not to be a dick, but:
What's the money going to be used for? Are there any particularly large or unusual expenses associated with this tragedy? How much fundraising do the victims actually need?
I have a feeling that all the direct costs of medical care, trauma counselling, etc. can be covered by local donations and funds that have already been received.
 
2012-07-28 02:21:04 AM

Mog32Kupo: farkingismybusiness: [www.american-buddha.com image 850x363]

I went with a full fiver... makes me exempt from all others.

Plus I like the Zimmer....


/dont hate


I ain't hating. This is a good thing.
 
2012-07-28 02:21:33 AM

feckingmorons: I'm in for $1.29


lh6.googleusercontent.com

f*cking arm yourselves, the revolution will not be advertised

people are rioting against their governments all over the f*cking world

breaking the grasp of the f*cking bankers who indebt every f*cking one of you

man up, nancies
 
2012-07-28 02:25:00 AM

doglover: Larry Mahnken: You're getting awfully pissed off about something you shouldn't be getting at all pissed off about. You should probably calm down.

I had to sing We Are the World for like 6 minutes yesterday. I'm allowed to be upset about that.


Listen, there comes a time when we heed a certain call, when the world must come together as one. There are people dying, and its time to lend a hand to life -- the greatest gift of all.
 
2012-07-28 02:28:23 AM

urban.derelict: feckingmorons: I'm in for $1.29

[lh6.googleusercontent.com image 50x50]

f*cking arm yourselves, the revolution will not be advertised

people are rioting against their governments all over the f*cking world

breaking the grasp of the f*cking bankers who indebt every f*cking one of you

man up, nancies


Fine. $1.35. Final offer.
 
2012-07-28 02:31:58 AM

Meesterjojo: What about the senseless tragedy with the 23 Hispanics in the pickup truck last week as well?

14 dead, the rest injured.


Did you hear about the 5-car pile-up outside of San Diego?
All 84 Mexicans were able to walk away unhurt.

Anyway, do you have a link?
 
2012-07-28 02:33:07 AM
I don't know, it seems like a good idea to me. I'm in.
 
2012-07-28 02:36:23 AM
so if this 'tribute piece' ever reaches the top of the Billboard chart, Facebook and Twitter will explode with, "Number 1 with a bullet" jokes.

/and then a few days later, Fark will greenlight a story with the same headline and everyone will go apeshiat over how funny and clever and fresh and tasteless subby is.
 
2012-07-28 02:37:40 AM

ladyfortuna: Apos: So....Zimmer is now the Fark pariah du jour?

Wow.

According to Wikipedia, he scored The Lion King. I stopped reading at that point, I'm fine with this, and I am well aware I own at least one other soundtrack he's scored, possibly up to a half dozen or so.


Also did Inception, The Prince of Egypt (yeah, the movie isn't that great, but the music is excellent) and Gladiator.
 
2012-07-28 02:40:21 AM

calbert: so if this 'tribute piece' ever reaches the top of the Billboard chart, Facebook and Twitter will explode with, "Number 1 with a bullet" jokes.

/and then a few days later, Fark will greenlight a story with the same headline and everyone will go apeshiat over how funny and clever and fresh and tasteless subby is.


I remember when getting greenlights meant something.
 
2012-07-28 02:40:28 AM

bojon: How about he pitches in some of the cash he received for the movie.


HOW DARE HE DO SOMETHING GOOD IN A WAY THAT DOES NOT LIVE UP TO YOUR ASSHAT STANDARDS!

How much money have you donated to them, hm?
 
2012-07-28 02:44:17 AM

WxGuy1: I feel bad for those affected by the shooting in Aurora last week. I really do. However, it's interesting how we, as a society, react to such events. In an average day, ~40 people in the U.S. are murdered, ~90 die in automobile crashes/accidents, and dozens of pedestrians are killed by motor vehicles. Undoubtedly, some of these people are every bit as innocent as the folks in the movie theater were. Where are their tributes and candle-light vigils? Where are their charity drives? The innocent people who die in non-dramatic stories seem to whither away in relative obscurity compared to the pop coverage of these types of shootings (Aurora, Virginia Tech, etc.).

I mention this not to diminish the events that happened in Aurora. I'm just curious as to why stories like this one "catch on". There are many innocent people killed doing things that we all do every day, so I don't think it's because "it could have been me". I suspect it's the result of the rare nature of the Aurora shooting and the relatively large number of deaths in such a small area -- it's such a "shocking" event, unlike the vehicle fatalities or murders involved innocent folks that we're now accustomed to as we watch/read the news. If people really cared about innocent people dying, then it probably shouldn't matter how they died (well, within reason). How many people have donated to the families who have lost innocent loved ones in car accidents or other fatal events since Aurora?


This pretty much covers how I feel about this event, and all the coverage it's been getting 24/7 since it happened. Of course it's newsworthy, now let it go. I don't need all the feel-good bullshiat stories and tributes, there are other things more important happening in the world right now.
 
2012-07-28 02:45:04 AM
BWAAAAAAAHM!
 
2012-07-28 02:48:11 AM
I'm sorry but this is only getting so much media coverage because the shooting happened during the premiere of a new Batman movie. I'm not calling "viral marketing" yet but shiat happens every day all around the world and most of the time, no one seems to be giving a crap about it. I'm trying to feel bad here but I can't.
 
2012-07-28 02:50:00 AM
I'll bite. I'm totally the target audience for this; I haven't seen the movie, but I've been listening to the soundtrack:

The Dark Knight Rises Soundtrack stream

off and on for the last two weeks.
 
2012-07-28 02:54:06 AM
100% of the proceeds. I'm ok with this.
 
2012-07-28 02:54:29 AM

Just yesterday I was walking down the street, when Hans Zimmer approached me and started talking about how the shootings in Aurora was tragic, and if I would be nice enough to go onto iTunes and buy a tribute song he created, where the donations would go to the victim of the tragedy. I said sure, Mr Zimmer, it would be an honor. How much does the track cost? He replied, "I need about tree-fiddy."


Tree fiddy.


Well, it was about that time I noticed that Hans Zimmer was about eight stories tall and was a crustacean from the Paleolithic Era. The Loch Ness Monster. I said "Dammit, monster, get out of my way! I ain't giving you no tree fiddy!" He replied, "How about two fiddy?"

 
2012-07-28 02:57:02 AM
I too hate when the rich come out with something that begs us normies to pony up the cash. I especially hate it when a celeb gets an illness and then suddenly ends up on tv talking about how we all have to donate to find a cure...that celeb didn't care about a cure until he/she had the illness...and these rich folk don't care a hoot about the suffering of the normies in everyday life...Rich people could just plunk down their own money for a change, like this shooting. If Zimmer wanted, he could buy each and every one of the people in that theater a new house or pay off every medical bill that the injured received...but no, he writes something on his piano that probably took him thirty minutes and basks in the glow of hero worship while us normies cough up the dough.
Rich people have one rule, never invest your own money in a project. Follow that rule, and you'll get rich.
 
2012-07-28 03:04:37 AM

WxGuy1: I feel bad for those affected by the shooting in Aurora last week. I really do. However, it's interesting how we, as a society, react to such events. In an average day, ~40 people in the U.S. are murdered, ~90 die in automobile crashes/accidents, and dozens of pedestrians are killed by motor vehicles. Undoubtedly, some of these people are every bit as innocent as the folks in the movie theater were. Where are their tributes and candle-light vigils? Where are their charity drives? The innocent people who die in non-dramatic stories seem to whither away in relative obscurity compared to the pop coverage of these types of shootings (Aurora, Virginia Tech, etc.).

I mention this not to diminish the events that happened in Aurora. I'm just curious as to why stories like this one "catch on". There are many innocent people killed doing things that we all do every day, so I don't think it's because "it could have been me". I suspect it's the result of the rare nature of the Aurora shooting and the relatively large number of deaths in such a small area -- it's such a "shocking" event, unlike the vehicle fatalities or murders involved innocent folks that we're now accustomed to as we watch/read the news. If people really cared about innocent people dying, then it probably shouldn't matter how they died (well, within reason). How many people have donated to the families who have lost innocent loved ones in car accidents or other fatal events since Aurora?


Because there are some major qualitative differences between those events, and this one.

1) It was planned and executed by one person. You can't say the same of a car accident, point your finger at someone and say "he did it!". You can make that claim for a murder, but then it becomes...
2) It's a matter of scale. If this guy had shot one person outside of the theater and was arrested then it'd be no more than a footnote on the local news.
3) And yes, the circumstances themselves were dramatic. Humans love drama. It's very basic to human nature. Why do you think reality TV is so popular? True Crime literature? Drama! Conflict! We thrive on it. We sat around campfires and told stories long before we ever had agriculture.

People die every day, in various circumstances, some mundane, others tragic. This is an atrocity committed by one guy. We struggle to understand why this guy did what he did. We empathize with the survivors, wondering if we would have reacted like they did if the madboy had done the same thing at our theater. Eventually the public will move on. But at least try and understand why something like provokes the reaction it does.
 
2012-07-28 03:04:47 AM
I don't care at all.
 
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