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Runt

Member Since 04 Aug 2003
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#2201505 2001 Nissan Frontier

Posted by Runt on 07 February 2016 - 10:29 AM

Man that looks like a load of fun.

 

Fuck cars get boats. 

 

Runt




#2201483 I really don't know what to do with this place.

Posted by Runt on 01 February 2016 - 04:37 PM

Sell the domain for some cash and offload the forum to some bullshit domain to archive it for posterity? 

 

Keep it alive so I can watch it die? 

 

Spend the time and effort to maybe return it to a fraction of it's once glory? 

 

I don't know anymore, I basically grew up here, 13 years spent with you goons. 

 

Before my dad passed a few weeks ago he asked about this place and I told him I didn't know what to do. 

 

Well time to figure it out. 

 

Runt




#2200694 Representation of minorities in films.

Posted by Runt on 15 January 2015 - 10:03 PM

With the Oscars up and coming a lot of people are pissed of that Selma isn't getting the attention they feel it deserves. Which prompts twitter and tumblr to erupt about how there isn't more representation in hollywood for their specific group and how all of hollywood is racist.  It seems to completely escape them that making movies is a business a multi-billion dollar business. Which means you need to appeal and market to your biggest demographic and guess what demographic that is?

 

White people!!!!!

 

They account for 63% of movie goers in the North American market (US and Canada) the next largest demographic is Hispanic at 17% that means a Caucasian person is almost 4 times more likely to go see a film than anyone else. So if you're making a big budget film and you know that the majority of your customer base is going to be Caucasian what do you do? You white wash the fuck out of that movie and market to the largest demographic because you gotta get paid.

 

"That's just North America though the rest of the world is different"

 

Not so much. North America makes up around 33% ($10.5B)of the total market by far and away the biggest market. China is the next largest market with around $3.6B which accounts for around 10% of the market. It takes the top 5 international markets to equal the North American market. The top five are China, Japan, UK, France, and India which means 3 out of the 5 have a minority Caucasian population.

 

"BUT the reason we don't go see movies is because we aren't represented"

 

Oh? So if someone were to make a movie for African Americans, Starring African Americans, Written, produced, and directed by African Americans it would blow the box office away? Well let's look at movies that had large African American cast members from 2013.

 

2013

1. The Butler - $116M

2. 12 Years a Slave - $56M

3. After Earth - $63M

4. The Call - $51M

5. Peeples - $9.1M

6. Luv - $138,000

7. Mandela Long Walk to Freedom - $8.1M

8. Mother of George - $142,000

9. Blue Caprice - $87,000

10. Best Man Holiday - $70M

 

All movies with a large African American cast and if you add up all of them they wouldn't be in the Top 3 grossing movies of 2013. In fact the only movie in that list to even get in the top 25 is The Butler and it was number 25 exactly. Now pretend you have $50M you're looking to invest do you put it in Iron Man 3 or 12 Years a Slave?

 

I'm not saying Hollywood isn't filled with a bunch of racist pricks I'm sure it is but if there was another demographic as viable as Caucasians in North America you had better believe that there would be a line of producers ready to drop coin to cash in. However history has shown the African American and Hispanic communities don't come out in droves to support films even when tailored to them. So until that changes expect producers in Hollywood to put a nice coat of white paint on everything with a side of mayonnaise because they have a movie to sell they're not trying to make a statement on a summer blockbuster they're trying to make a billion dollars on.

 

/Rant

 

Runt

 

Source for demographics

http://www.mpaa.org/...3_032514-v2.pdf

 

Source for African American Movies in 2013

http://theurbandaily...st/item/2782725




#2200586 Ditched the GP and got a Boss 302

Posted by Runt on 13 January 2015 - 08:11 AM

Broken motors = broken dreams




#2199874 So what's going on?

Posted by Runt on 03 October 2014 - 11:16 AM

Or how about you enjoy your outdoor space without the internet, fuck the internet, shut that shit off and set some shit on fire. 

 

Runt




#2199800 So what's going on?

Posted by Runt on 30 September 2014 - 11:49 AM

I remember working in a corporate structure, it sucked, glad to see it still sucks. 

 

Runt




#2199785 If you guys thought the DJI Phantoms were expensive...welll...

Posted by Runt on 29 September 2014 - 11:44 AM

HEY GUYS RIGS AND GYROS AND SHIT!

 

Runt




#2199144 So what's going on?

Posted by Runt on 27 July 2014 - 04:22 PM

 

Distance and altitude test with the Phantom.

 

2200ft @ 230ft altitude was max and 900FT altitude max.

 

Here's another video found an old quarry and saw something beneath the water and had to take a closer look.

 

 

Runt




#2199064 Police encounters?

Posted by Runt on 24 July 2014 - 08:11 AM

Sean remember that time you drove my diamante in addison and got pulled over after I told you "whatever you do don't go down beltline because the registration is expired" and you did anyway? 


The cop told me "You are a terrible friend for letting him drive this car without proper insurance or registration". 

 

Yeah anyway good times. 

 

Runt




#2198999 NSA has some competition!!

Posted by Runt on 20 July 2014 - 09:52 PM




#2198970 I'm an engineer for symantic

Posted by Runt on 18 July 2014 - 12:24 PM

He scoffed, he wasn't aware people used them for things other than decaying work of art. 

 

Runt




#2198785 This website has been alive for 11 years.

Posted by Runt on 14 July 2014 - 07:56 AM

I just wish they would open up more Chipotles. 

 

Runt




#2198741 Hobby Lobby wins against Obama Care Act

Posted by Runt on 10 July 2014 - 07:10 PM

My penis smells like vanilla.

 

Runt




#2198705 Hobby Lobby wins against Obama Care Act

Posted by Runt on 10 July 2014 - 11:01 AM

That also is a great way to ship baby. 

 

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#2198188 This website has been alive for 11 years.

Posted by Runt on 25 June 2014 - 11:08 AM

I've known a lot of you for almost 11 years. 

 

Shit.

 

Runt