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Re: The "Storm Area 51" memes
« Reply #75 on: September 18, 2019, 11:43:47 AM »
https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelgoldstein/2019/09/16/area-51-celebrations-set-as-vegas-lays-odds-on-number-of-arrests/#6d22ef035050

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Re: The "Storm Area 51" memes
« Reply #76 on: September 18, 2019, 12:18:02 PM »
The article fails to mention whether these apprehended Dutch fellows even bothered to follow directions and run Naruto style.
I suspect they didn't, which was their downfall as it made them so much more likely to get caught.
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Re: The "Storm Area 51" memes
« Reply #77 on: September 18, 2019, 06:34:54 PM »
The article fails to mention whether these apprehended Dutch fellows even bothered to follow directions and run Naruto style.
I suspect they didn't, which was their downfall as it made them so much more likely to get caught.

It really wasn't necessary to specify in the article that they failed to run Naruto style, since they were caught.  ;D  Perhaps, being from the Netherlands, they didn't know about Naruto. (?) (FWIW I had never heard of Naruto until this thing came up.)
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Re: The "Storm Area 51" memes
« Reply #78 on: September 18, 2019, 06:39:01 PM »
Naruto is such a stupid show.

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Re: The "Storm Area 51" memes
« Reply #79 on: September 18, 2019, 08:35:19 PM »
Naruto is such a stupid show.

It is, however, extremely popular.
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Re: The "Storm Area 51" memes
« Reply #80 on: September 18, 2019, 08:46:54 PM »
Naruto is such a stupid show.

I've never seen it. Never heard of it before this meme. Have no intention of ever watching it. But it tickled my funny bone when the meme showed up. "They'll never catch us if we run like Naruto with our arms out behind us."  ::)
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Re: The "Storm Area 51" memes
« Reply #81 on: September 18, 2019, 08:50:50 PM »
Naruto is such a stupid show.

I've never seen it. Never heard of it before this meme. Have no intention of ever watching it. But it tickled my funny bone when the meme showed up. "They'll never catch us if we run like Naruto with our arms out behind us."  ::)

It's not actually such a bad show, for an anime series aimed at early teens.
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Re: The "Storm Area 51" memes
« Reply #82 on: September 19, 2019, 01:20:55 PM »
This is tomorrow. Anyone massing?
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Re: The "Storm Area 51" memes
« Reply #83 on: September 19, 2019, 03:39:20 PM »
Side note, my 1 year old occasionally runs Naruto style. 

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Re: The "Storm Area 51" memes
« Reply #84 on: September 19, 2019, 03:45:25 PM »
This is tomorrow. Anyone massing?


Not me. ;D
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Re: The "Storm Area 51" memes
« Reply #85 on: September 19, 2019, 04:24:00 PM »
Naruto is such a stupid show.

I've never seen it. Never heard of it before this meme. Have no intention of ever watching it. But it tickled my funny bone when the meme showed up. "They'll never catch us if we run like Naruto with our arms out behind us."  ::)

It's not actually such a bad show, for an anime series aimed at early teens.

Oh come on, it's terrible. The storylines are crap.

It's mind-numbing. You can sit and watch for half an hour and nothing happens. It draws everything out to an excruciating degree, so that even a single fight scene of a few minutes will often span several episodes, with half of each episode comprised of a slow-motion review of the inaction that had transpired in the previous episode.

And given that the animation style expands time so widely that a few seconds take up an entire 22 minute episode,  you might expect each episode to be packed with detail. But no. Because the animation is so lazy and shitty, all the nuance of a fight is delivered through hamfisted exposition in the form of voice-overs by the secondary characters who are standing around watching the fight from the sidelines. 

          Stationary CU of girl character. "Oh, no! What is happening to his eyes? They're turning red!"

Shaky-cam ECU of Naruto in scribbly drawing style, his eyes glowing red. "Nggggghhh..."

Stationary CU of Naruto's best friend, looking quizzical: "Wait...what is that thing he's doing... could it be... the legendary magical eyeball technique?"

Stationary CU of Naruto's adversary, looking confused, then terrified: "Looks like the magical eyeball technique, but it can't be... I thought that was just a legend!"

Stationary CU of old man ninja who dresses like a humble chicken farmer: "Naruto, using the legendary magic eyeball? I didn't know he knew that technique!"

Stationary CU of Naruto's sensei, hand on chin: "Who taught Naruto how to use the legendary magical eyeball technique? He's not ready yet... if he hasn't learned how to control it, he could kill us all!"

Tune in next time to find out of Naruto really does know the legendary magical eyeball technique!


Naruto is garbage. It makes Pokemon look like Citizen Kane

There are much, much better shows for early teens.
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Re: The "Storm Area 51" memes
« Reply #86 on: September 19, 2019, 08:50:03 PM »
Naruto is such a stupid show.

I've never seen it. Never heard of it before this meme. Have no intention of ever watching it. But it tickled my funny bone when the meme showed up. "They'll never catch us if we run like Naruto with our arms out behind us."  ::)

It's not actually such a bad show, for an anime series aimed at early teens.

Oh come on, it's terrible. The storylines are crap.

It's mind-numbing. You can sit and watch for half an hour and nothing happens. It draws everything out to an excruciating degree, so that even a single fight scene of a few minutes will often span several episodes, with half of each episode comprised of a slow-motion review of the inaction that had transpired in the previous episode.

And given that the animation style expands time so widely that a few seconds take up an entire 22 minute episode,  you might expect each episode to be packed with detail. But no. Because the animation is so lazy and shitty, all the nuance of a fight is delivered through hamfisted exposition in the form of voice-overs by the secondary characters who are standing around watching the fight from the sidelines. 

          CU of girl character. "Oh, no! What is happening to his eyes? They're turning red!"

ECU of Naruto in scribbly drawing style, his eyes glowing red. "Nggggghhh..."

CU of Naruto's best friend, looking quizzical: "Wait...what is that thing he's doing... could it be... the legendary magical eyeball technique?"

CU of Naruto's adversary, looking confused, then terrified: "Looks like the magical eyeball technique, but it can't be... I thought that was just a legend!"

CU of old man ninja who dresses like a humble chicken farmer: "Naruto, using the legendary magic eyeball? I didn't know he knew that technique!"

CU of Naruto's sensei, hand on chin: "Who taught Naruto how to use the legendary magical eyeball technique? He's not ready yet... if he hasn't learned how to control it, he could kill us all!"

Tune in next time to find out of Naruto really does know the legendary magical eyeball technique!


Naruto is garbage. It makes Pokemon look like Citizen Kane

There are much, much better shows for early teens.

And yet, as I said, it is extremely popular. You are one of the few people who thinks it's crap. You hold a minority opinion.
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Re: The "Storm Area 51" memes
« Reply #88 on: September 19, 2019, 09:49:31 PM »
Yeah, Vegas is better suited to hosting a large gathering of nutters. Lots of experience, plenty of accommodations, conference centers, great food, great entertainment, and for the terminally stupid: gambling. Even legal prostitution for those willing to drive a couple of hours (?) to the town of Pahrump. I'll bet some of the ladies would be willing to dress up as ETs for sufficiently-generous customers.
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Re: The "Storm Area 51" memes
« Reply #89 on: September 20, 2019, 07:17:45 AM »
And yet, as I said, it is extremely popular.

Do you really think popularity is the best metric for judging art?


You are one of the few people who thinks it's crap. You hold a minority opinion.

I'm pretty sure the majority of people in the world don't even know what Naruto is, and they wouldn't give two shits about it if they did.

I don't know about the anime culture in Australia, but around here Naruto has long had a pretty low reputation among anime fans.[1,2,3] The American anime community generally considers the Naruto and its fanbase to be an embarrassment, to the extent they've coined a... special slur just for fans of that show.

But hey, it's silly for two grown men to argue the merits of a TV action cartoon aimed at adolescents. If you happen to like it, that's fine.
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