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stymingersfink


Nov 19, 2007, 3:27 PM
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PTFTW!

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fulton


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as of now, 1861 views, 77 replies --

level of interest computes to 4%...


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fulton wrote:
as of now, 1861 views, 77 replies --

level of interest computes to 4%...
Well, that's bad numbers, ya see... but let me explain why.

When someone has responded, it shows up in everyone who has replied "My Topics" list, which then means curiosity gets the best of the worst of us, so we click to see what someone else's .02 is actually worth. Since we've already responded we often do not bother dropping another reply into the thread. An exception might be the BET coffeehouse thread, where ultra-postwhore PC+++++ is not only the norm, it's actually encouraged by the thread owner. Perhaps this is for the express purpose of maintaining a more positive number from the equation you've provided, perhaps just because it makes up for having so many weke posters in there (if you've got a lack of strength in the content, perhaps the sheer quantity of it will make up for it?). If you can't bedazzle 'em with brilliance, bamboozle 'em with bullshit... or so the saying goes.

Anyway, it's where babblers go to babble. Am I babbling? Well, at least it's not skewing your numbers. I'll just STFU now, go babble somewhere else.
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eastvillage


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I didn't read the book, but I saw the movie. The movie is great.
Powerful story, fantastic cinematography, great actors, great acting.
I would highly reccomend seeing this movie in a theater.
The story taps into our raw drive to experience a pure life. No doubt the kid had serious problems - he was blinded by anger and did irrational, stupid things - and he ultimately paid with his life.
He could have easily gotten out if he had tried sooner, but I think that is the point, he never really intended to come back.
There is major irony in that it was a single element of civilization that really killed him - the bus.
If he'd been camping with his crappy gear for 30 to 40 or so days, he would have gladly left the forest: Alaskan mosquitos, rain, bears etc. He would have seen his visions and come back to write about them.
If you love wilderness, you can relate to some part of the story.


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scienceguy288 wrote:
I just want to add that everyone has that primordial urge to go out into the wilderness, away from all of the evils that modern society have cultivated.

Are you sure? I can't see Paris Hilton having those urges...


socalbolter


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Reading the book right now.

I'll let you know...


getsomeethics


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i enjoyed the book, doubt i will see the movie, but i think chris should be nominated for a Darwin Award.


Uncia


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getsomeethics wrote:
i enjoyed the book, doubt i will see the movie, but i think chris should be nominated for a Darwin Award.

I disagree. Darwin awards demand a certain ingenuity. To be worthy you must construct or discover previously unknown selective pressures. While he put himself in the situation that eventually lead to his death, Chris' death was not novel.

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