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    Quote Originally Posted by Star_Jammer View Post
    The song, the movie, or both?
    The movies.

    The song is a gem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRay View Post
    The movies.

    The song is a gem.
    Doesn't everyone consider the movies trash?
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    When you combine both WW, interwar conflicts and the deaths of multiple communist regimes you start to hit some high numbers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starter Set View Post
    Not even close. Are you kidding lol?
    As a percentage of population, as I pointed out before. Obviously, there were more people killed in the last century than others, but there were also a lot more people who weren't killed in the 20th century than the preceding ones. It's all about context.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Batson View Post
    Doesn't everyone consider the movies trash?
    Yes, it is lowbrow humor. But with comedy, you either laugh or you don't. Neither is right or wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRay View Post
    The movies.

    The song is a gem.
    I second that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Batson View Post
    Doesn't everyone consider the movies trash?
    I haven't seen it but I remember when the first one came out it actually got some half way decent reviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby101 View Post
    Yes, it is lowbrow humor. But with comedy, you either laugh or you don't. Neither is right or wrong.
    I agree. They're not for everyone, bt if it's your type of humor, you won't be disappointed.
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    The 20th century was a bloody one for sure, but it also saw unprecedented advances in the standard of living for pretty much the entire world and created a new international order that has so far succeeded in keeping the peace where previous attempts have failed. Hundreds of millions may have died from war, famine, disease, and natural disasters, but billions more were born and survived to live peaceful, prosperous, and happy lives that would not have been possible in previous eras. The question of course is whether we can continue to build on this progress, or whether the quality of life we enjoyed in the 20th century was just an unsustainable aberration that future generations will suffer for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Batson View Post
    Doesn't everyone consider the movies trash?
    It would appear not. Most of the people I know in real life are big fans at least.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Darknight Detective View Post
    I believe it's the case globally, too, Doc. I'll try to back up my theory with numbers within the next few days.
    Here's a perfect example of what I have been talking about: the An Lushan Rebellion of 755-763 AD. 21,633,308 million people lost their lives in this war, which accounted for 10% of the world's population. This translates to at least 200 million deaths during the time of the two World Wars (the latter wars just missing the 100 million mark). That a war almost nobody knows anything about could have been twice as deadly as World Wars I and II is just mind boggling (two years shorter, too!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by PwrdOn View Post
    The 20th century was a bloody one for sure, but it also saw unprecedented advances in the standard of living for pretty much the entire world and created a new international order that has so far succeeded in keeping the peace where previous attempts have failed. Hundreds of millions may have died from war, famine, disease, and natural disasters, but billions more were born and survived to live peaceful, prosperous, and happy lives that would not have been possible in previous eras. The question of course is whether we can continue to build on this progress, or whether the quality of life we enjoyed in the 20th century was just an unsustainable aberration that future generations will suffer for.
    I agree with all of your points.
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    Has anyone read Sapiens? This discussion reminded me of that book
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubistian View Post
    Has anyone read Sapiens? This discussion reminded me of that book
    Is that good or bad? I have never read that book myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Darknight Detective View Post
    Is that good or bad? I have never read that book myself.
    Good. I think the book is pretty cool and it touched at one moment the topic discussed here, which I think is an interesting theme. The book basically is a summary of the history of mankind
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