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Old 29th July 2020, 11:44 AM   #3081
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Originally Posted by Dr. Keith View Post
In a thread about such an evil occurrence, this is the first time the word evil has actually popped into my mind. Take that as a compliment, I guess.
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Old 29th July 2020, 12:23 PM   #3082
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Originally Posted by Dr. Keith View Post

Such a good boy. I never watched the whole movie, so I assume that is a picture of Dog and Max walking into the sunset at the end. <No spoilers!>
Have you ever heard Tom Hanks final thoughts on the movie, "Turner and Hooch"?...
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Old 29th July 2020, 12:42 PM   #3083
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Originally Posted by Dr. Keith View Post
In a thread about such an evil occurrence, this is the first time the word evil has actually popped into my mind. Take that as a compliment, I guess.
I'm not sure what's evil about it. Livestock is livestock. Not all cultures keep the same sort of livestock. But they all manage to separate their personal feelings about them when it's time.

You don't think that all those critters the FFA kids raised from birth and tried to win prizes for got to live to a ripe old age, do you?

Yeah, it might be a bit sad. But I think "evil" is something of an overstatement.
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Old 31st July 2020, 09:08 AM   #3084
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Originally Posted by quadraginta View Post
I'm not sure what's evil about it. Livestock is livestock. Not all cultures keep the same sort of livestock. But they all manage to separate their personal feelings about them when it's time.

You don't think that all those critters the FFA kids raised from birth and tried to win prizes for got to live to a ripe old age, do you?

Yeah, it might be a bit sad. But I think "evil" is something of an overstatement.
I was shooting for overstatement due to the live stock being man's best friend. I even included an emoji!

Besides, Dog is not used for that in the movie. At least, it is not shown to be used for that.
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Old 31st July 2020, 09:31 AM   #3085
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Originally Posted by Dr. Keith View Post
I was shooting for overstatement due to the live stock being man's best friend. I even included an emoji!

You're imposing the expectations of your culture on another. Not to mention it's a post-apocalyptic wasteland culture.

Even in less disaster-ridden times dogs are not afforded the same devotion in all cultures that they are within the Western psyche. And even in Western cultures that devotion falls to the wayside when people get hungry enough.

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Besides, Dog is not used for that in the movie. At least, it is not shown to be used for that.

Exactly. They didn't show them using the toilet, either.
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Old 31st July 2020, 01:00 PM   #3086
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Originally Posted by quadraginta View Post
They didn't show them using the toilet, either.
They didn't need to. The whole movie was crap from go to woah!
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Old 3rd August 2020, 01:53 PM   #3087
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As am I.
Not me! I'm surviving it with my cat.



Well, and a spouse. I suppose he wants to be counted too.
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Old 3rd August 2020, 01:54 PM   #3088
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Originally Posted by Dr. Keith View Post
In a thread about such an evil occurrence, this is the first time the word evil has actually popped into my mind. Take that as a compliment, I guess.
I don't get it. Why would that be evil? Is it the subtextual reference to the dog rather then the surface level reference to meat on the hoof?

ETA: never mind, I'm caught up now.
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