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Thu Oct 11, 2018, 08:03 PM

At the start of every disaster movie there's a scientist....



My favorite sign from the science march. I saved it because I liked it so much. Seems even more appropriate now than when we had the march.

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Reply At the start of every disaster movie there's a scientist.... (Original post)
Amaryllis Oct 2018 OP
The Velveteen Ocelot Oct 2018 #1
Amaryllis Oct 2018 #2
Haggis for Breakfast Oct 2018 #8
Hassin Bin Sober Oct 2018 #11
Haggis for Breakfast Oct 2018 #12
Hassin Bin Sober Oct 2018 #13
Haggis for Breakfast Oct 2018 #14
SuprstitionAintthWay Oct 2018 #4
The Velveteen Ocelot Oct 2018 #5
DemocracyMouse Oct 2018 #3
dalton99a Oct 2018 #6
SCVDem Oct 2018 #7
burrowowl Oct 2018 #9
Demovictory9 Oct 2018 #10

Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 08:06 PM

1. Funny and true!

Just yesterday I watched a movie on Netflix called "The Wave," in which at the beginning of the movie a geologist was ignored by his bosses when he warned that there would be a catastrophic landslide, and sure enough....

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 08:07 PM

2. Jurrasic Park...don't mess with nature or it will come back to bite you.

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Response to Amaryllis (Reply #2)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 10:01 PM

8. Also, the movie "2012" (or what I call "John Cusack Saves the World")

At the beginning, there is all of this science about the impending disaster. And they even get prepped, but it all still goes to Hell because of greed. Then at the end, what's left of humanity ends up in Africa, where it all started.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 11:27 PM

11. The best was The Day After Tomorrow. They had a Dick Cheney look alike poo pooing climate change.

Then, when the shit hit the fan, Americans scrambling to climb over the fences to get in to Mexico.

I saw the movie in a predominantly Latino neighborhood. Needless to say, the crowd was cheering that scene. I was like, “yeah, that seems about right “

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 11:35 PM

12. Seeing that scene in a Latino neighborhood would have been funny.

Kind of like seeing a military movie on Base. I remember seeing the movie "Grey Lady Down" when I was stationed at Naval Station Charleston (SC). It's about a sub that bottoms in the ocean and the efforts to save it. The audience was so vocal, it was hilarious.

Also, I remember seeing "Airplane" at a Base in TX. My entire tower (I was an air traffic controller) crew went to see it. Now THAT was an experience. We laughed our asses off. We almost got thrown out of the theater.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #12)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 12:28 AM

13. Ha, Gray Lady Down! I know it well! Charlton Heston and ... Robert Caradine? Stacey Keach too?

My dad was an American Airlines employee so I grew up around airports and airplanes. My dad howled with laughter when Robert Stack beat up the Moonies in the airport in Airplane. It was around the time the Moonies won the court cases that allowed them in the airports.

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Response to Hassin Bin Sober (Reply #13)

Fri Oct 12, 2018, 12:42 AM

14. There were so many great scenes and great one-liners

in "Airplane" it's hard to know where to start. But I will say this. It was a background shot of a man walking down an array of radar screens, when he stops at one and pulls it open, only to take out his laundry -- we HOWLED at that one.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 09:44 PM

4. Norwegian, right? That was pretty good. And in such a beautiful part of the world.

The Norwegian scientist didn't even have American Republicans or religious fundamentalists obstructing him and the fjord town still got hammered.

Just let 'em try to get science to be heeded over HERE.

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Response to SuprstitionAintthWay (Reply #4)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 09:48 PM

5. Yeah, I watched it twice just to look at the scenery.

Geirangerfjord is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the crevasse is real.

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 09:44 PM

3. The moral of the story:

Immediately phase out fossil fuel infrastructure. Let's do it in 10 years. We have the alternative, we're just not listening to the scientists.

As a citizen I demand we have a f*king future. And I demand that this post be honored with 300 recommendations.

Someone explain to me why even this brilliant (and hilarious) post is under attended... Oh, yeah, a celebrity wasn't mentioned..... grrrr

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 09:51 PM

6. Well, we have Dr. Kanye West

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 09:51 PM

7. Superman

Jor-El was a scientist who failed to convince the Science Council that the planet was doomed.

He built the small rocket for his son and the rest is sci-fi history.

How many will survive our next extinction event?

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 10:55 PM

9. Too true!

Alas!

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Response to Amaryllis (Original post)

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 11:04 PM

10. haha. a scientist who is predicted something bad, he/she is considered a kook

when that something bad happens, the military goes looking for him/her

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