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Old January 4 2013, 12:54 PM   #16
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Re: Atlas Shrugged

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It has Armin Shimmerman in it for a few minutes.
Which is interesting, considering he voiced Andrew Ryan, who, besides having his name derived from Ayn Rand, was the founder of Bioshock's underwater city where he tried (and failed) to establish a sort of objectivist society.
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Old January 4 2013, 01:07 PM   #17
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I thought they meant Cloud Atlas too. Atlas Shrugged is the first book in years I've had to put down after first few chapters. Turgid stodge.
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Old January 4 2013, 05:58 PM   #18
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It has Armin Shimmerman in it for a few minutes.
Anything like his character in Bioshock?

Think "Left Behind", but for Randians.
I have never seen any of the Left Behind movies although I admit I love the books. The ones that aren't prequels, anyway.
Don't those books end with a giant superhero Jesus arriving on Earth and incinerating millions of Jews/Muslims/Atheists etc?
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Old January 4 2013, 06:54 PM   #19
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Was this a good movie?
If you're a conservative, yes, both installments so far have been very good.

If you voted for Obama and think Occupy Wall Street had a point, no, it sucked.
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Old January 4 2013, 08:49 PM   #20
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Funny how the word Beatles can be, be atlas or be at last or beat less.
I found the ideas on the back cover philosophy to be very interesting and intend on reading it. What's it like 1000 pages. In my library the book laptops for idiots is about 1000 pages too. Stephen King's 'The Stand' never ends either.
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Old January 4 2013, 09:24 PM   #21
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If you're a conservative, yes, both installments so far have been very good.

If you voted for Obama and think Occupy Wall Street had a point, no, it sucked.
And if you just happen to be a lover of cinema, you'll realize that those were terrible movies.
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Old January 4 2013, 11:13 PM   #22
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Re: Atlas Shrugged

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I have never seen any of the Left Behind movies although I admit I love the books. The ones that aren't prequels, anyway.
Don't those books end with a giant superhero Jesus arriving on Earth and incinerating millions of Jews/Muslims/Atheists etc?
Millions of something, yes. Not Jews or Muslims. The only people killed in that scene are worshipers of Nicolae Carpathia, i.e. the Antichrist. Conversely, many of the main characters who survive the whole thing ARE Jews or Muslims.
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Old January 5 2013, 12:32 AM   #23
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Good one!
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Old January 5 2013, 12:50 AM   #24
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Forget the film. But, you should read the book before it's banned.
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Old January 5 2013, 03:37 AM   #25
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The Fountainhead is a better book and film...
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Old January 5 2013, 03:46 AM   #26
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Forget the film. But, you should read the book before it's banned.
Banned by who? Its been out for 55 years. Don't see it going away any time soon.
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Old January 5 2013, 06:09 AM   #27
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On my shelf I traditionally keep Atlas Shrugged next to a copy of Chairman Mao's Little Red Book just to piss both of them off. You'd think there'd be sparks or something.
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Old January 5 2013, 07:16 AM   #28
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On my shelf I traditionally keep Atlas Shrugged next to a copy of Chairman Mao's Little Red Book just to piss both of them off. You'd think there'd be sparks or something.
Or book sex.
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Old January 5 2013, 07:38 AM   #29
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^ Very angry hate sex.

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Don't those books end with a giant superhero Jesus arriving on Earth and incinerating millions of Jews/Muslims/Atheists etc?
Millions of something, yes. Not Jews or Muslims. The only people killed in that scene are worshipers of Nicolae Carpathia, i.e. the Antichrist. Conversely, many of the main characters who survive the whole thing ARE Jews or Muslims.
Put another way: Jesus arrived on Earth and gleefully incinerated millions of non-Christians.

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Was this a good movie?
If you're a conservative, yes, both installments so far have been very good.

If you voted for Obama and think Occupy Wall Street had a point, no, it sucked.
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Forget the film. But, you should read the book before it's banned.
Lulz.
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Old January 5 2013, 08:41 AM   #30
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Re: Atlas Shrugged

Ayelbourne wrote: View Post
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It has Armin Shimmerman in it for a few minutes.
Which is interesting, considering he voiced Andrew Ryan, who, besides having his name derived from Ayn Rand, was the founder of Bioshock's underwater city where he tried (and failed) to establish a sort of objectivist society.
I did not know that. Hm. [/Johnny Carson]

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I have never seen any of the Left Behind movies although I admit I love the books. The ones that aren't prequels, anyway.
Don't those books end with a giant superhero Jesus arriving on Earth and incinerating millions of Jews/Muslims/Atheists etc?
Millions of something, yes. Not Jews or Muslims. The only people killed in that scene are worshipers of Nicolae Carpathia, i.e. the Antichrist. Conversely, many of the main characters who survive the whole thing ARE Jews or Muslims.
Actually, the only ones who survive in that book are the "RTC"s. The Jewish and Muslim people either miraculously convert to Jesus (oops! He IS the Messiah! Oh how silly of me to adhere to my faith out of some sense of love and devotion!), or die. Believe me, I have the entire collection in hardcover and on disc, and I can pull it up quickly.

In the final pages of the book, Jesus massacres millions upon millions of people on his "left", and that's after all of the global judgments where billions of other innocents are brutally killed by plagues and other bowls of wrath inflicted by said god. The book states that those with the mark of the best are destroyed. The mark of the beast, of course, being the mark put upon people so that they could buy and sell. You know, make money so they can eat and have a place to live.

"The Glorious Appearing" is anything but, and the Jesus portrayed there is a psychopath. Fuck that guy.
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