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    Team of kind and caring government officials helps organize a neighbourhood to survive zombie apocalypse through progressive redistribution of non-lethal force options"
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    Haha. That's funny because I tapped out in the middle of the first "Dragon Tattoo" book as it was just too much for me. Too heavy.

    But I was the guy sneering at Hunger Games" saying it's a total rip off of Japan's "Battle Royal".

    (Which it is)

    (And note the evil Government theme there, too)
    The book is a million times better. IDK how anyone even understands the most important parts of the Hunger Games seeing on ly the movies.

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    Is that so? I didn't know that. That there was such a difference.

    Cause the movies did nothing for me.

    While I'm beating this dead horse: First couple Harry Potter books are about a British boy being hunted by an evil sorcerer. Defended by authorities like parents and Headmasters.

    Then the story needed to hit American audiences .... suddenly the bad guys are the Government.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Knuckles View Post
    What is VERY unique about US TV and movies since the 90s is the anti-Government theme that is prevalent in every genre of Hollywood movie except war movies and Kids animations. It is overwhelming. It's relentless.

    The Government is a perfectly good villain for a story, but My God ... it's like 75% of American TV and movies movies now the Government is either psychopathic, inept, or both.

    And I don't know if it's art imitating life or the other way around - where a steady diet of that is actually causing Government mistrust.
    Whut? Are you aware of hit US tv series like Homeland, Designated Survivor and 24?

    I have no idea what you mean. I'd have said government-worshipping was chic again in the US media.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Knuckles View Post
    Is that so? I didn't know that. That there was such a difference.

    Cause the movies did nothing for me.

    While I'm beating this dead horse: First couple Harry Potter books are about a British boy being hunted by an evil sorcerer. Defended by authorities like parents and Headmasters.

    Then the story needed to hit American audiences .... suddenly the bad guys are the Government.
    Never read one of the books, or seen one of the movies. Probably never will, much as I enjoy her adult fiction, under her nom de plum, Robert Galbraith.

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    Never read one of the books, or seen one of the movies. Probably never will, much as I enjoy her adult fiction, under her nom de plum, Robert Galbraith.
    I've seen all the Harry Potter films, but only read the first two books. Lots of fun.
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    When I taught overseas English books worth reading were rare like diamonds. You took what you could find and you appreciated it.

    I knew a guy traded a bag of weed for a copy of Tommyknockers lol.

    That's why I read most Harry Potter books.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Knuckles View Post
    The Missing Women thing here is so sensitive. And a lot of the blame, a lot of it, falls on the RCMP.

    But fuck me, as horrible as it is to say, and as much as a victims mother doesn't want to hear it, how the HELL are police supposed to know when a transient with no address and severe drug and mental health issues, who survives by doing illegal things and is doing everything they can to hide from police - goes missing?

    How can police possibly know that a homeless prostitute with warrants is missing?

    But you can't say that to a Truth and Reconciliation Committee.

    It's our job to know (shrug).
    The worst-kept secret in Florida was the murders of dozens, maybe hundreds, of victims, mainly females, based off of evidence collected from the ocean. It was deniable in part because, of course, there' s no crime scene.

    They caught one killer, Oba Chandler, but body parts are still showing up inside deep water fish, etc. from time to time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Knuckles View Post
    When I taught overseas English books worth reading were rare like diamonds. You took what you could find and you appreciated it.

    I knew a guy traded a bag of weed for a copy of Tommyknockers lol.

    That's why I read most Harry Potter books.
    I loved Tommyknockers! Made for tv movie sucked, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Jeffrey View Post
    I've seen all the Harry Potter films, but only read the first two books. Lots of fun.
    They are viewed as very positive for the young adult readers.

    Certainly superior to the glittering vampires in Twilight movies.
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