EyeballKid: Old enough to know better: I wonder if they're also butthurt that Atlas Shrugged didn't get a Best Picture nom?I'm still surprised that politicians who treat that trudging snoozefest of literary shiat like it's gospel complained that the ACA bill was too hard to read.
HeartlineTwist: I personally don't find it too impressive that it's the 4th highest grossing documentary of all time when you have conservatives being bussed to go see the movie in droves.Also, the top 10 highest grossing documentaries:1. Fahrenheit 9/11 . . . $119 million2. March of the Penguins . . . $77 million3. Justin Bieber: Never Say Never . . . $73 million4. 2016: Obama's America . . . $33 million5. Earth . . . $32 million6. Chimpanzee . . . $~29 million7. Katy Perry: Part of Me . . . $25 million8. Sicko . . . $24 million9. An Inconvenient Truth . . . $24 million10. Bowling for Columbine . . . $21 millionhttp://www.boxofficemojo.com/genres/chart/?id=documentary.htmAlso, the Academy has rarely, if ever, given a flying fark about how much a movie grossed in relation to whether or not to nominate.
Mrbogey: Koalaesq: Did anyone here actually see this movie? I assume most democrats didn't, not wanting to add to its box office gross. I know it was a hit piece, I just don't know how bad it really was.I didn't see it and I believe the odds are in my favor that the strongest opinion against this film are held by people who never saw it. I at least have seen the Moore films I bash.
FuryOfFirestorm: You don't have to actually eat sh*t to know that it will taste bad.
Dr Dreidel: Pants full of macaroni!!: Dimensio: neenerist: [i50.tinypic.com image 687x325]And after such high critical acclaim. Grass root astroturf campaigns; how do they work?The Rotten Tomatoes rating is not the final unskewed rating.Rotten Tomatoes is clearly slurping on OBIGOT's gigantic Kenyan penis.We need to start an unbiased movie review site. Conserva-Tomatoes, perhaps.RottenPotatoes.com
Epicedion: The problem with Michael Moore is that he uses deceptive techniques to get people to say things they don't agree with and so he can later use clever editing to take quotations out of context or make individuals look stupid. He doesn't have bias, he fundamentally misrepresents people and opinions to strengthen whatever message he's cooked up for his movie.
schrodinger: The problem isn't that people are being quoted out of context. The problem is that the statements are offensive even in context.
sprawl15: Uh...no.Simple example: the KKK/NRA cartoon.
Bashar and Asma's Infinite Playlist: Michael Moore plays loose with the facts, but he was still nominated I believe. It's not that truth itself is a condition for getting a nod, it's plausibility.
schrodinger: The cartoon makes the argument that both organizations are symptoms of the same underlying disease, which is a culture of violence and irrational paranoia.
The Lone Gunman: DNRTFAThat being said, I'm pretty sure that it wasn't nominated because of a rule that if the DVD of the movie comes out before a certain date, that will make it ineligible.So, whether it was good or not, it wouldn't have been nominated anyway.It was the same reason why Fahrenheit 9/11 wasn't nominated for an Oscar either.Hilariously, when F9/11 wasn't nominated, conservative pundits gloated to anyone who would listen, as though that was more important than it being the only documentary to gross nine figures. Plus, obviously, the fact that Michael Moore already HAS an Oscar.
Curious: "bowling" had some editing that created visual lies. no one got handed a rifle at the bank. but they did get rifles.i didn't see more than the trailer for "2016" but man was that steaming pile of bull shiat.
SilentStrider: I'm thinking of doing a documentary of my own. I'm calling it "Butthurt: What Happens When Conservative Crybabies Don't Get What They Want".
vygramul: And we return to exactly the question, why is crime rare. I bet even the rate of single-shot murder is lowed in Canada.
unyon: vygramul: And we return to exactly the question, why is crime rare. I bet even the rate of single-shot murder is lowed in Canada.Or violent crime in general. But single-shot murder would be a fairly arbitrary statistic. Like I said, guns are generally concentrated into the hands of very few, and not in urban areas. I live in a city of around 1.2 million people, and I've never seen a gun anywhere or owned by anyone in the city that wasn't on the hip of a cop. That'd be the experience of most Canadians. Given the relative rarity of firearms, it's hardly surprising that gun murders are pretty uncommon. Gun murders are almost always gang related and committed with illegal handguns smuggled from the US.
sprawl15: It went in asking what factors contributed to the Columbine massacre and went out saying "Dunno. But the NRA are douchebags."
schrodinger: So basically, the Todd Akin defense.
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