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  1. Because if you see something he built, and you don't immediately gasp in wonder and awe with full understanding of the meaning of his work, you are clearly an evil non-thinker!
  2. Though the Breaking Bad one was much longer. ...The gf just got past chapter 1 in part 3 of the book, so we may be seeing I and II together soon. Surprisingly, II is playing in my theater this time! (My city only has 50k people.)
  3. Dante, I agree with your point entirely--except in a graded system like school where, by definition, some have to get low grades compared to others' high grades. What would colleges do if everyone had a 4.0 and really understood all the material? How would they select their students? I suppose you could argue that if demand went up, supply would go up. Well, what would happen if all those students went to college and succeeded--graduated with flying colors, in relevant degrees, so that everyone was qualified for a white collar job? I'm not incredibly attached to the argument I'm mak
  4. Now if the person was near suicide ANYWAY, and they saw that you valued life and they thought you were doing good things, then it's pretty plausible imo. But that's not a stranger. They'd have to know you. Maybe that's unrealistic though, because when a person sees someone that inspires them, they probably want to live life...
  5. SA, I wonder what happened in that scene, after they were the only three left. It seems completely unrealistic that at that point they'd all just go their own separate ways without saying anything to each other.
  6. The idea would be that the "mind" of the book would be the words/ideas contained therein, and the "body" would be the book itself. There would be no dichotomy between the two, and as such, somehow "disrespecting" the book would thereby disrespect the words and the author. In Finding Forrester, the title character rebukes his pupil for dog-ear-ing a page in a book: "Show a little respect for the author!" [edit] corrected grammar
  7. This may seem like a superficial question, but it runs a bit deeper. Just now, I tied my shoes, placing them upon my hardcover copy of Atlas Shrugged, because it was laying on a coffee table and it provided the most convenient height at the moment. I wonder, would you (the individual reader) consider this as a sign of disrespect for the author? I first thought, well, the importance of the book is in the words themselves. But then I thought of the false mind-body dichotomy, and wondered if that idea, of mind and body being one, would/could apply to physical objects. Does it matter if a
  8. Yeah, saying "You're wrong, but I forgive you" pretty much makes anyone sound like a *insert expletive*.
  9. It looks way, way better than I was expecting. But then, they said they were spending 10 times more on advertising, right? I imagine this movie doesn't have CG effects or scenes to nearly the degree that the first did, because you don't have to show the John Galt Line, and therefore it's possible to make it more cheaply. The scream in the last one made me cringe because it certainly hadn't been built up to, and seemed almost humorously melodramatic in context. I hope there's nothing like that in this one. *taggart tunnel collapse*
  10. At first I thought it was just a palette swap of Summer, but I was wrong.
  11. Do you have examples of this? Have you run into it a lot? I'm probably an example...I'm a janitor, working for minimum wage...but I got a 1460 on my SATs and I left college with a 3.82 GPA, mainly due to psychological issues. (Part of it was alienation from everyone around me, which I kind of chose, because I was a hard-core Rand subscriber who thought that lots of people I interacted with were "evil".)
  12. So, I should not take the word of my supervisor who assured me I won't have any problems as long as I'm getting the job done? And if I were to get in trouble later, I couldn't quote that? My fear is that this is simply how the system works, this is how my boss wants to run things, and if I try to bring it up, the hammer will fall down on me even though it's what everyone else does as well. My boss tends to only communicate the bare minimum, or even less, than is necessary. I don't see him being willing to take the time to write out a verbal statement, and there's the risk that if this is
  13. Okay, this is really long, because it includes details to help "suss out" the situation. So if you don't have time, don't bother. It regards a legal/moral issue at work. If someone does read it and knows where it properly goes, feel free to move it, though I am as interested in people's opinion of the morality of my situation, as I am in their thoughts on the legality. I was hired as a janitor for a building service company. The company has the janitors fill out timesheets. I was told at the beginning by my boss that it was a 4-hour job or "schedule". I was trained by a supervisor who
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