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Apocalypse Meow Apocalypse Meow

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Nice twist

I loved apocalypse now, It is one of my favorite movie of all time.



-Sandwich- -Sandwich-

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Not playing

It wont play for me :/ it get to the intro then stops. I'm using linux.



Tobacco Man Tobacco Man

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Well...

I like the flash, it was a little funny but i don't like the way you portray smokers, I am 16 and it is legal to smoke in italy at 16. I dont think of myself as a terrible person because i smoke and you make smokers look only like lazy fat ugly people. I do very well in all my classes and i have a good social life. I do not think cigarettes changed me really. When i need to chill down i will smoke a cigarette i dont think that is so bad. Im sorry if i am not makeing much sense. :)


WeirdOwl responds:

You're making sense. And I think the piece isn't necessarily making fun of smokers as much as it is the arguments. The point of view of this short is of Tobacco Man and how he sees the world, mocked in a Colbert-esque way, not my personal view of who people are. He sees people in terms of "hippies" and "post-pregnancy smoke junkies." Here's my view:

People aren't bad because they smoke, but they're doing something that's not healthy. It's a choice. I personally believe that people shouldn't add onto their lives in terms of their bodies, but subtract what isn't necessary in their lives to live more freely. Smoking is one of those habits that doesn't really add anything other than an addictive manufactured high and a load of health problems. Using any substance to control the body's natural responses changes the body's ability to function as it naturally should. Humans used to get 10 hours of sleep each night before the invention of the light bulb. Now we're awake more, and there are people who believe they need coffee to wake up and a drink to go to sleep. It's just dependency upon substances to work against what your body is asking of you. Smoking doesn't make you fat lazy and ugly, and you're not the devil or a monster because you smoke, but you make a choice to function against the way that your body naturally asks of you. There's no universal right or wrong to that, but it's a choice you make. And there's more to a person than just the polarizing smoker/non smoker. We're so much more than consumers of petty products no matter what we consume.

That's more of the point of view I'd like to explore with the series. People tend to get defensive when you challenge their beliefs and support things they agree with, honor and vilify. They'll be willing to discredit your good arguments and support your bad ones based on your stance, regardless of the rational line of thinking. I once watched two girls talk about voting for George Bush because "Kerry's like, such a flip flopper." That's just supporting your own beliefs based on a half-hearted catch phrase and not the depth of the arguments. And the way people do both with a topic like smoking is not only fascinating, but humorous on both ends of the argument.

Long answer. I guess I'm in a typing mood today.

Recent Game Reviews


Pandemic II Pandemic II

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Tehe

I named mine swine flu.



Guitar Geek Guitar Geek

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Awesome

I can play really good on guitar her but when i play these games on computer i usually fail, but this was different.



The Star of Anan The Star of Anan

Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Nice work

I suck at it lol but its a good game =D.


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Recent Audio Reviews


neva goona let you go neva goona let you go

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

too gay

The lyrics are gay as fuck. But the beat is okay.



ParagonX9 - HyperioxX ParagonX9 - HyperioxX

Rated 5 / 5 stars

I love it

I love the speed you did very good on this. :D


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Attempt Attempt

Rated 5 / 5 stars

Loved it

Just like your other music and flashes it was great =D.


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