I will admit that Apple's hardware isn't up to the standards implied by what they charge, but it's about the lifestyle. If you're spending all your time jostling for position in some kind of hateful office politics, the last thing you want to do when you get home is dick around getting Linux to work the way you want.
I don't even know what my dream job would be. I just know I want to make more money and then go from there.
My cousin is a personal CPA for an old rich woman and her foundation. He gets endless private jet flights and basically is just her personal money guy. I feel like that would be my dream job for you.
CobaltBlue, on 25 January 2019 - 04:53 PM, said:
So I just GIF responded before because I didn't have much time, but Swingers is absolutely a classic film. It's in the pantheon of break-up films. From a plot standpoint, I get that it seems like not much is happening. It's more of a character study and a satire. I also think it's immensely quotable and probably have most of the movie memorized. I'm guessing I've seen it at least 10 times.
I first rented and watched it soon after it was available at Blockbuster. It had the lasting effect of getting me into swing and neo-swing. I loved the music, and I enjoyed taking a dance class. I also wore a blue zoot suit with a fedora and wingtip shoes to my prom. Getting beyond the exposure to new cultural elements to the actual film...
I generally agree with loogie's assessment and would probably cite those two things first, but let's go in-depth on a lot of it.
Spoilering for length and plot (I guess)...
So we open with Mike having a tough time getting over a relationship and receiving some pretty good advice from a friend about what it's going to take. We also get a general feel for Mike's sad life.
From there, we get introduced to Trent. He's definitely a satirical character. He's the guy that everyone perceives as really cool, but he pretty much shows that he's a sham by the end of the movie.
Then we get an amazing condemnation of the grass-is-greener approach to life (which interestingly also acts as pessimism in the face of negativity):
"We're gonna spend half the night driving
around the Hills looking for this party
and then leaving cause it sucks, then
we're gonna look for this other party you
heard about. But, Trent, all the parties
and bars, they all suck. I spend half
the night trying to talk to some girl
who's eyes are darting around to see if
there's someone else she should be
talking to. And it's like I'm supposed
to be all happy cause she's wearing a
backpack. Half of them are nasty skanks
who wouldn't be shit if they weren't
surrounded by a bunch of drunken horny
assholes. I'm not gonna be one of those
assholes. It's ****ing depressing. Some
skank who isn't half the woman my
girlfriend is is gonna front me? It
makes me want to puke."
We get the trip to Vegas...which has a fair share of funny and awkward moments. We see them fail pretty repeatedly.
From there, we get introduced to a few more characters and some of general LA scene...which is again satiric. There's also a fun little meta scene where they're talking about Tarantino and Scorsese and people ripping each other off and then immediately do that. We see some of the shallowness at the party they go to.
They proceed to the club, Mike gets the girl's number after the bear claws/rated-R speech by Trent, and then there's the trouble in the parking lot with Sue.
After that, we get one of the funniest cringe scenes in the history of film where Mike is leaving messages. A fair number of people that I've watched the movie with have said, "No! Stop!" out loud. The comedic timing is really really great.
Then we get the great inspirational speech from Rob. This is the meat of the film. This is true friendship, and this is the clip that I show people when they're depressed.
See, it's all how you look at it. If
your life sucks, then mine is God awful.
I mean, I moved out here partially
because I saw how well you were doing.
You got in the union, you got an agent.
I thought if you could make it, maybe I
I didn't make it...
ROB That's your problem, man. You can't see what you've got, only what you've lost.
Those guys are right. You are "money".
From there, Mike finally pulls out of his spiral. We get the one last club scene that opens with one of the better long shots in cinema. It's also where Mike also finally becomes the happier though still self-deprecating version of himself. The evening and the morning shows that Lorraine is a good match for him, and that he's finally let go of his past relationship.
In our last scene, Trent is made to look a fool, and we're also kind of funnily left hanging on what Mike's ultimate realization is.
In summation, SA, you're wrong.
I'm with SA on this one. I thought Swingers sucked. I didn't see it until like 2012 though, so it's time had certainly passed.
My cousin is a personal CPA for an old rich woman and her foundation. He gets endless private jet flights and basically is just her personally money guy. I feel like that would be my dream job for you.
OK, yeah, thatís my dream job.
A few years ago at my moms old church one of the guyís wife had died and so he was going to move to DSM and his son and daughter in law who are both CPAís in Chicago told him to just go check out condos and let them know and heís like ďoh, well I donít have the money for thatĒ and theyíre like donít worry about it weíll just pay cash for it and I feel like it gave my mom false expectations about how much money Iíll have.
I was a little unsure of myself diving into a debate about artist merit with SA as my only ally. But I feel like a nice little coalition has come together to stand up and say "no more" to this idea of Swingers as a good movie. #timesup
David_Sklansky, on 25 January 2019 - 08:05 PM, said:
I always liked the retro Nike running shoes like the Waffle Racer. You might appreciate that era of Nike more than Jordans or something, as they're less urban, i.e. associated with forgettable whiteness.
those shoes and a short pair of nylon gym shorts and you too can look like a 1980s lipstick lesbian.
I don't love them. I think they are straddling a line between casual and dress, but in a bad way, that they are neither dressy enough to wear professionally, nor cool enough to wear casually. They are probably fine for business casual work environments, but really they scream old guy cool to me, like something an old dude would wear with his "flashy" sweater vest to go to the Shrine meeting in his corvette.
i have to assume you came in here with that weak shit, if serious, because you know that any discussion of the kavanaugh allegations will find you roasted alive by the facts. the entire process, to quote two supreme court justices, was a circus, a national disgrace. 85% of the media was complicit in trumping up baseless, fraudulent allegations because they donít like the way SCJBK interprets the law. from the very beginning democrats and the left media were in hysterics over his nomination and the actions of the last three weeks were an extension of those hysterics.
so no, sir, you are the stereotype. a stereotype of a moron who canít think for himself.