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> Does the Hunger Games play to the 99% or Tea Party?
Quinarvy
post Mar 25, 2012 -> 08:02 PM
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QUOTE (mr_genius @ Mar 25, 2012 -> 08:50 PM) *
i haven't read the book or seen the movie. but i'm sure the villains are inspired by Obama/Democrats


And this was the most asinine comment in the thread, especially considering they're more inspired by Hitler and King Minos.

Seriously, know what you're talking about before you're "sure" of something. Especially considering the book came out before Obama was elected, or else I'll go ahead and say 1984's villains are clearly based on Bush/Republicans.

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post Mar 25, 2012 -> 08:04 PM
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It must be about the Romney's, because they went to the movie.

Therefore, guilty by association.


http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/...the-day-hungry/
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post Mar 25, 2012 -> 08:12 PM
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QUOTE (caulfield12 @ Mar 25, 2012 -> 09:04 PM) *
It must be about the Romney's, because they went to the movie.

Therefore, guilty by association.


http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/...the-day-hungry/


kind of like the criminal that goes to the scene of the crime to reminisce. that does make sense now.
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post Mar 25, 2012 -> 08:20 PM
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QUOTE (Quinarvy @ Mar 25, 2012 -> 09:02 PM) *
And this was the most asinine comment in the thread, especially considering they're more inspired by Hitler and King Minos.

Seriously, know what you're talking about before you're "sure" of something. Especially considering the book came out before Obama was elected, or else I'll go ahead and say 1984's villains are clearly based on Bush/Republicans.

^^^ trolled
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post Mar 25, 2012 -> 08:28 PM
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QUOTE (Quinarvy @ Mar 25, 2012 -> 08:02 PM) *
And this was the most asinine comment in the thread, especially considering they're more inspired by Hitler and King Minos.

Seriously, know what you're talking about before you're "sure" of something. Especially considering the book came out before Obama was elected, or else I'll go ahead and say 1984's villains are clearly based on Bush/Republicans.



I'm pretty sure Marty34 doesn't like KW.


"If we win, who would be in charge of the government?" Gale asks.

"Everyone," Plutarch tells him. "We're going to form a republic where the people of each district and the Capitol can elect their own representatives to be their voice in a centralized government. Don't look so suspicious; its worked before."

"In books," Haymitch mutters.

"In history books," says Plutarch. "And if our ancestors could do it, then we can, too. Frankly, our ancestors don't seem much to brag about. I mean, look at the state they left us in, with the wars and the broken planet. Clearly,they didn't care about what would happen to the people who came after them. But this republic idea sounds like an improvement over our current government."

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post Mar 26, 2012 -> 05:02 AM
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It is impossible to become POTUS without donations from the very people who will be affected later by government policies. It seems weirder to me to have someone donate, and a politician accept, donations from someone they disagree with and not accept donations from people they agree with. So later it should come as no surprise that the elected official sides with the same people who donated to his campaign. Which is why I favor knowing everyone who donates, even if they do it behind and through a PAC or other such vehicle.
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QUOTE (mr_genius @ Mar 25, 2012 -> 08:50 PM) *
i haven't read the book or seen the movie. but i'm sure the villains are inspired by Obama/Democrats


The GOP pats your head and pins a ribbon on your shirt. You have successfully completed the program! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/usa.gif)

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post Mar 27, 2012 -> 02:25 PM
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Book 2 so far bears striking similarities to a NatGeo documentary I saw about NK, how this one guy made one minor mistake and knew he had to flee for his life, escaping under an electrified fence and his knowing that the family he left behind was likely dead or in a concentration camp.
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post Mar 27, 2012 -> 02:27 PM
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Also, Racist Hunger Games Fans Are Very Disappointed


Some samples:
(IMG:http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17hneuahestnvjpg/original.jpg)
(IMG:http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17hng9beyz0hjjpg/original.jpg)

Adding to the irony of the overt racism is that the book explicitly describes Rue as dark-skinned.
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post Mar 27, 2012 -> 07:13 PM
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QUOTE (StrangeSox @ Mar 27, 2012 -> 03:27 PM) *
Also, Racist Hunger Games Fans Are Very Disappointed


Some samples:
(IMG:http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17hneuahestnvjpg/original.jpg)
(IMG:http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17hng9beyz0hjjpg/original.jpg)

Adding to the irony of the overt racism is that the book explicitly describes Rue as dark-skinned.


haha how did you even find that?
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QUOTE (mr_genius @ Mar 27, 2012 -> 08:13 PM) *
haha how did you even find that?


Been posted on yahoo and other sites about people making racist comments with the characters.
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post Mar 27, 2012 -> 07:49 PM
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QUOTE (StrangeSox @ Mar 27, 2012 -> 03:27 PM) *
Also, Racist Hunger Games Fans Are Very Disappointed


Some samples:
(IMG:http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17hneuahestnvjpg/original.jpg)
(IMG:http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/17hng9beyz0hjjpg/original.jpg)

Adding to the irony of the overt racism is that the book explicitly describes Rue as dark-skinned.



I missed that part, so it's my bad, guess I was reading it too quickly and missed that description of her character completely (of course, dark-skinned could be Dominican, Mexican, Native-American, Haitian, etc.).

I guess it makes sense, as both of the representatives from District 11 were African-American...that it has to be some region of the country like the Southeast, that wide swath from North Carolina south and west through AL/MS/LA.

Who knows?

If District 12 was supposedly like WV/Appalachia/Kentucky, and the Capitol was Denver/Rocky Mountains...and District 13 would logically be Washington, D.C./Maryland/Camp David, the former capital.



http://movies.yahoo.com/blogs/movie-talk/r...-182705585.html
Controversy over Hunger Games casting...

http://shine.yahoo.com/work-money/quot-the...BHRlc3QD;_ylv=3

Other movies with arguments over race-based casting, starting with Last Airbender



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post Mar 27, 2012 -> 09:37 PM
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That the text explicitly says she is dark-skinned provides humor to the disgusting racism of the comments. If the book was race-ambiguous, why is it such a terrible thing for her to be black?

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post Mar 27, 2012 -> 09:40 PM
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QUOTE (StrangeSox @ Mar 27, 2012 -> 10:37 PM) *
That the text explicitly says she is dark-skinned provides humor to the disgusting racism of the comments. If the book was race-ambiguous, why is it such a terrible thing for her to be black?


Yeah, Rue and Thresh we're specifically mentioned as dark skinned.

And Cinna, well, I imagined him as white. But it's never said and who can complain about Lenny Kravitz? He was great.
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Cinna=cinnamon=persian or arab in my mind but it isn't right or wrong.
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