Americans expect certain endings in movies

I’m currently watching the movie San Andreas, and it seems like a matter of convenient marketing oriented screenplay that in the aftermath of the earthquake, two of the main characters just happened to be in the very same spot (in Los Angeles no less) they needed to be in to find the other main characters.

Americans want their cinema to have good endings for the protagonists to the point where the storyline often has form insane coincidences for that to be able to happen.

If this were a French film, it’s likely all the characters would die, and there’d be no resolution acceptable to American movie goers.

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RIP, the iPod

And I don’t mean “ripping” music for the ipod…

I heard it yesterday that Apple will no longer be making iPods soon. I kinda figured this was on its way; the mp3 itself has recently been replaced in terms of licensing with a more efficient type of file and these days people aren’t as interested in gadgets that only function as music players…they could just use the mp3 player in their smartphones just like they use their smartphones as cameras, computers, and planners already.

That said, I’ll miss it. I still have an iPod touch that I bought back in 2009. Still runs quite a bit more smoothly than my new smartphone.

The CNN Reddit Affair continued…

The latest from Kapitalist Kitty

Kapitalist Kitty

THIS is a lot of hullabaloo about absolutely nothing. But both CNN and the defending the Reddit troll have turned it into something by their insistence as another episode in the proxy war between the left and the right. The statement that proved the news line heard around the world was this:

CNN is not publishing “HanA**holeSolo’s” name because he is a private citizen who has issued an extensive statement of apology, showed his remorse by saying he has taken down all his offending posts, and because he said he is not going to repeat this ugly behavior on social media again. In addition, he said his statement could serve as an example to others not to do the same.
CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change.
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Critics of CNN have taken in large part to calling the statement “blackmail” and holds this…

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