F_alk, there is a difference between “keeping it civil” and “mouthing off at every chance”. There has to be a certain amount of trust for moderators for a forum like this to work.
I am closing this topic. It’s too bad, because I was attempting to make a point to marine about exactly the kind of thing that you were expressing in a less civil manner. Regardless, I think I got my point through without having to have him admit it. It’s not the Muslim in the terrorist, just as it’s not the alchohol in the irresponsible idiot.
Maybe they should mention that profits are about $0.10 a gallon whether the gallon is $1.999 or $3.999…
They should also point out that the US government gets about $0.10 taxes per gallon and…
state and local taxes get about $0.36 per gallon.
Hmmmm! That means that government gets about $0.46 cents per gallon of gas that you buy. That means the taxes are four and one half times the profit.
If the congress requests that oil companies give half their profits to the Katrina Fixit Funds…
OIl companies should ask congress and the states to give one-third of their taxs to the Katrina Fixit Funds…
and settle for one-quarter! That’d pay for everything I bet.
Sometimes it can be hard watching the parody videos because, while I don’t speak it fluently by any means, I know a good bit of German and it is distracting to read subtitles for language that very obviously means something else. I have to make a concerted and constant effort to tune out my mind translating.
I have the same problem. To me, the Hitler rant videos that work best, and that allow me to disregard most easily the actual meaning of the German dialogue, are the ones in which the writers of the fake subtitles pay close attention to Bruno Ganz’s performance of each line (his tone of voice, his gestures, his emphasis of particular words, his motivation) and come up with clever subtitles which genuinely give the impression that this is what he’s actually saying and which form a coherent, plausible narrative. Ganz goes through quite a range of emotions in that clip, and a good parody dialogue will likewise shift in tone as the clip progresses to reflect this accurately. I think the “Hitler rants about the new Axis and Allies game” video is particularly good in this regard, with my favourite part probably being the line about the errata page.
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Sorry at first I thought this would entitle itself to this board but now I am not so sure. So please move yourselves over to Political Discussion to View it!