NewportBarGuy: PhiloeBedoe: It stinks like Redditt in hereLike 90's coding and premature ejaculation? Yeah, the AOL of the modern internet. Good for them.
ExcaliburPrime111: People who want to help get an incentive to make a nominal donation, which if multiplied over a large enough number of people, will result in a substantial donation.Sure, it might be possible for him to donate a ton of money directly, but here you are, crying over the possibility of donating $1.29, yet you expect someone else to pay out hundreds of thousands or more. Come on.
Acharne: Oznog: 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.Though I haven't heard the track, your description of the scene was so bang on that I know believe I have actually played the entire track, in my head, simply from the visuals you described. We're going to hell.
Apos: So....Zimmer is now the Fark pariah du jour?Wow.
GreenAdder: 1. AICN link, seriously?2. Hans, I want to buy the song. Make it available somewhere that isn't iTunes.
paulseta: Subby here.
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?
Patterson: He wrote and recorded this in a week. I don't want to buy rushed, uninspired music./douche factor of 11?
WxGuy1: 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?
Worldwalker: And another 43 people have died on American highways since my last post. Where is their national outpouring of grief? 4 more have died in house fires. Where is their candlelight vigil?
Patterson: He wrote and recorded this in a week. I don't want to buy rushed, uninspired music.
shoegaze99: Patterson: He wrote and recorded this in a week. I don't want to buy rushed, uninspired music.Music written in a single night invariably sucks.
shoegaze99: But traffic accidents are a regular part of life. We expect them.
Nezorf: Worldwalker: Speech.Nicely written.
doubled99: No, let's not.Mass killings are bad enough, but the only thing worse is the inevitable hack artist making a "tribute" to deceased in order to get publicity for their shiatty song.
Worldwalker: doubled99: No, let's not.Mass killings are bad enough, but the only thing worse is the inevitable hack artist making a "tribute" to deceased in order to get publicity for their shiatty song.This thread has long ago petered out; such is the tao of Fark. My question, Harry Chapin's question, still stands: What happens the day after Thanksgiving? I think this emphasis on Aurora is the wrong focus -- we need to be looking at what we can do for the less-dramatic, but every bit as important, tragedies that don't make the national news for weeks on end.
JonBuck: Do you understand why events like this gets the attention they do? That's all I want to know. I understand you disagree, but that's not been my point.
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