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Old 07-13-2019, 03:54 AM
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Default Re: It's pretty obscure, you've probably never heard of it. Also it's on Netflix Inst

Mrs. S and I just watched "What About Dick?" on Netflix, a radio play starring Eric Idle, Tim Curry, Tracey Ullman, Eddie Izzard, Russell Brand, Billy Connolly, and others. The actors and the live audience appear to have had a wonderful time.

"Oh packety wackety
Nickety nackety
Sings the lonely trout
Splickety wickety
Pickety nickety
What is life about?
Shackety mackety
Thwackety crackety
She was just a slut
Find yourself another lass
A nicer piece of butt!"

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Old 07-28-2019, 07:22 PM
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Minimalism Documentary (2016), more truthfully titled ‘thanks to capitalism everything is a scam to get you to buy something... check out our new book!’

While it hits on some good and basic points that some might not be aware of; consumerism is bad, Americans tried to fill their holes with consumer goods, shoveled down their throats by capitalism, now we have tons of stuff that is becoming more and more worthless on purpose so to stay in fashion one must consume quicker, and that part of that consumptions is an artificial value created by capitalist industries to keep your money flowing in one direction.

Ultimately though the whole ‘documentary’ feels like a combination of a vanity project and sneaky advertisement, as yes indeed the two dude bros commissioned this movie to coincide with a book launch and speaking tour. The whole movie has a taint of capitalism wearing the skin of progressiveness to help reign in the few sheep of the flock that have strayed.

It’s indirectly a look at how people react to big emotional changes and fool themselves into thinking they’re different because their focus has changed. As they both came to minimalism after massive life changes. There’s a much deeper story here about how people define themselves by what they do or what they focus on so as to assume a change of focus is a change of personality. The more destabilizing those changes are the more likely someone will grab out for any amount of stability and presume it’s stable ground and not just the best panic option in a bad situation. One never explored as it would be bad for marketing.

That is all part of why the documentary rings hallow, this wasn’t a carefully studied and mused over concept (and seriously, white dude musses on anti-materialism, maybe by a lake, is a whole book genre) but instead we’re watching two rich dudes with tons of monetary and social capital pretend play minimalists within the framework of capitalistic concepts. So in the end we have two dudes who had a forced revelation and immediately decided to market that revelation as somehow new and game changing.

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Watched all of season 1 of Derry Girls yesterday*. Can and do recommend. Will watch season 2 asap, but also hoping to stretch it out more as seasons and episodes quite short.


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