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Old October 10 2011, 04:16 AM   #3496
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I demand proof she is a woman!!!! Sure she had a baby, but that can be faked!
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Old October 10 2011, 04:20 AM   #3497
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What annoys meis ignorance and stubborn persistent ignorance annoys me even more.
There are no anatomical or physiological factors in being Hispanic.
Nice way to stay civil there, ace. Well, since I'm just ignorant, it was a hell of a lucky guess on my part, huh.
I guessed it with Eric Estrada, too.
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Old October 10 2011, 04:26 AM   #3498
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^You might be better off if you said she had some meso-american physical traits.
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Old October 10 2011, 04:26 AM   #3499
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I demand proof she is a woman!!!! Sure she had a baby, but that can be faked!
Well, Alba could have had a baby. As far as I am concerned, anything is possible after I saw that Arnold Schwarzenegger documentary!
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Old October 10 2011, 04:32 AM   #3500
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What's uncivil about expressing a distaste for ignorance?

You're not exactly known around here for civil discourse, pal.

Geez, I'm sure her last name was on the posters and in the credits. It was also widely discussed here and elsewhere. Wouldn't be suprised if you contributed to those discusions. So, yeah. A lucky guess. Lets stick to that story.
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Old October 10 2011, 04:36 AM   #3501
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Nice way to stay civil there, ace. Well, since I'm just ignorant, it was a hell of a lucky guess on my part, huh.
You can claim anything you like on a BBS, but people are under no compunction to believe unproven assertions which are implausibly self-serving.

Nor is civility a virtue in response to some of this narrow foolishness.
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Old October 10 2011, 08:11 AM   #3502
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Whether she has any "typical" Hispanic features or not, I also thought that the light blond hair and blue eyes Jessica Alba had as Sue Storm looked fake as hell, and I found that pretty distracting as well. Her acting didn't help either, of course.
I think that's probably all Beaker's trying to say, too.
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Old October 10 2011, 11:02 AM   #3503
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Since we're still talking about Alba in the FF movies I didn't like her performances because of her acting. She looked the part and at the time the first film was made she was the hot "It" actress and FF was a highly sought superhero film as well (remember Sean Astin lost the bid to Tim Story to direct it...I still wonder how Astin's pitch would have went. Probably more traditional I assume). My pic to play Sue in a FF reboot now would be Alice Eve
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Old October 10 2011, 01:39 PM   #3504
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Caucasian is a bullshit made-up pseudoscientific word that has little to nothing to do with anything.

While 'Hispanic' is slightly better as it is generally used in the US as a term for the peoples that arose out of the Spanish conquests and not so much for the "Of Spain" it originated as. It isn't of much use if you want to be exact, though if you aren't being an ass it is pretty easy to know what is intended with it.

Jessica Alba does not look Germanic, Nordic, Arabic, Slavic or Anglo, nor particularly Mediterranean. While she clearly has mostly European features, the features she did inherit from her Hispanic/Mestizo father mark her as clearly something other than pure European, or Caucasian if you must, just as someone who is one fourth Japanese or Indian or Ethiopian or Inuit would. Skin tone or eye color is such a minor factor in making someone look one ethnicity or another that it is hardly worth bringing up unless it is notable for its rareness globally such as an entire population with light blonde hair and fair eyes. A Swede will probably still look like a Swede to anyone familiar with Swedes even if you dye his hair and give him contacts, just as certainly as Jessica Alba couldn't be made to look as 'white' as Chris Evans no matter how much they clearly tried.

In closing, they should have just let her look like herself and explained it away as having different dads or moms or cast a brother who was less white-bread. That whole mess and this whole argument was born out of a desire to please fanboys while never actually thinking through what the problem was in the first place.
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Old October 10 2011, 02:28 PM   #3505
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^ this.


Now can we talk about Superman again?
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Old October 10 2011, 02:33 PM   #3506
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Are we still on the Jessica Alba thing?
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Old October 10 2011, 02:56 PM   #3507
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I've said it before and I'll say it again...we have a long two years to go with this thread if it is going to continually go off topic with tangent after irrelevant tangent. I'll be surprised if it isn't locked at some point and will have to be restarted.
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Old October 10 2011, 05:51 PM   #3508
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Are we still on the Jessica Alba thing?

Given the chance, I'd never get off of Jessica Alba.
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Old October 10 2011, 06:03 PM   #3509
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On bottom's better.
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Old October 10 2011, 07:08 PM   #3510
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Geez, I'm sure her last name was on the posters and in the credits. It was also widely discussed here and elsewhere. Wouldn't be suprised if you contributed to those discusions. So, yeah. A lucky guess. Lets stick to that story.
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Nice way to stay civil there, ace. Well, since I'm just ignorant, it was a hell of a lucky guess on my part, huh.
You can claim anything you like on a BBS, but people are under no compunction to believe unproven assertions which are implausibly self-serving.

Nor is civility a virtue in response to some of this narrow foolishness.
I have lots of bad traits. I am no liar. Not ever. Life is too short, and I pledged years ago I would not live my life in any way that I feel a need to lie about it. For the record, I haven't kept track of the people in pop culture since Lee Majors was one of them.

I really want this conversation to end, but I will not be silent when my character is attacked. So I'm done now, unless someone insults me again.
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