WTF Moments in History

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Re: WTF Moments in History

Post by eldin raigmore » 24 Dec 2014 19:38

I think the North Korean government shot itself in the foot with its overstrong reaction.
If they'd just said (quietly and only once) "it's going to be a sucky movie", and then when it came out everyone agreed (and Sony lost money), that would have been much better revenge.
Just IMO, of course.

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Re: WTF Moments in History

Post by alynnidalar » 24 Dec 2014 22:12

eldin raigmore wrote: In recent years there have been several instances where people confuse bad manners with crime and sin.
"Etiquette" is "ethics in the small". A breach of etiquette is just not worth getting that mad about.
I think making the film was a breach of etiquette.
I agree that the movie is in poor taste and probably a terrible movie, but to put it frankly, the North Korean government is one of the last group of people on this entire planet that I would waste any of my life being concerned over being rude to.

The whole situation is utterly absurd and rather hilarious, though, from an outside view of it.


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Re: WTF Moments in History

Post by qwed117 » 21 Mar 2015 20:55

I wouldn't say so. That doesn't make it WTF, the fact that it was just supposed to be a show of power! There was no real reason for fighting. India does have purpose in fighting though, the water from that glacier feeds some Kashmiris and Ladakhis
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Re: WTF Moments in History

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Re: WTF Moments in History

Post by Creyeditor » 10 Mar 2018 01:25

WTF? Did I miss something?
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Re: WTF Moments in History

Post by Trailsend » 10 Mar 2018 05:20

Well that's a heck of a way to revive a dead thread.

Shemtov, I refer you to House Rule #2. Knock it off.
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Re: WTF Moments in History

Post by Xonen » 10 Mar 2018 15:22

Lest someone get the urge to start actually debating this latest topic, I'm locking this thread. Let it rest in peace.

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Re: WTF Moments in History

Post by Trailsend » 14 Mar 2018 00:07

Shemtov has asked me to leave a note here that he "was temporarily not of completely sound mind when making that post".
任何事物的发展都是物极必反,否极泰来。

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