finetalpies  asked:

So now my mom is saying we should all vote Green because voting strategically to remove the Liberals is "bad" and also that John Horgan acted like a jerk during the debate and she believes all the crap aboot the NDP ruining the economy. It's frustrating because I know she used to be an NDP voter but suddenly she's gulping down the anti-NDP propaganda. Can you help me out with resources again? I'm specifically looking for the posts talking aboot how the economy actually fared during NDP/Lib govs

Fact Check: Did the NDP really spark a ‘decade of decline’ as Liberals claim? (the answer is mostly no)

This article on the BC NDP in the 1990′s also busts a lot of myths about the economy:

BC’s Economy: Whose Was Best?

Fact: The BC NDP’s economy in the 1990′s was better than Gordon Campbell’s BC Liberals were in the 2000′s.

Another account comparing the BC NDP & BC Liberals in power:


Pro-tip: The BC NDP come up on top again.

The BC NDP left the BC Liberals with a 1.5 Billion dollar surplus, the BC Liberals lied about it:

Campbell Misled Public on NDP Finances

On the BC Liberal side here’s some resources:

20 times Christy Clark got caught making stuff up about the economy

3 staggering charts show how big the gap between rich and poor is growing in British Columbia

B.C. has Canada’s highest inequality of wealth: report (2014)

B.C. has second-highest poverty rate in Canada: Think tank

Vancouver homeless count reveals 10-year high (2016)

Running on ‘Debt Free BC’ Slogan, Clark’s Liberals Added $10.85 Billion to Debt in Four Years

I think that’s probably good for now. But if you want more resources, let me know.

dramatic reading of ‘genius’, mad lib theatre, that entire 17 minute long vid about his motion capture for the hobbit, three word stories, keira knightley interview, crossing the road in front of that “obviously not pap” and asking him if he was a pap then when the guy says no saying ok and just leaving, feeling up paul rudd and telling people about it, reading single ladies with that mouth piece

pomrania  asked:

"Confused Sleep-Over Voice" and "The Seventh of Not-Gonna-Happen".

Hmmm….lemme think a minute here….

Confused Sleep-Over Voice
Nobody said introducing a giant alien robot to the concept of slumber parties was going to be easy, but Rafael Jorge Gonzales Esquivel was nothing if not determined. He had two stacks of Mad Libs, a box of Mountain Dew, a crate of energon, and no set bedtime. He was going to regret everything tomorrow, of course, but it would be so worth it.”

The Seventh of Not-Gonna-Happen
The first time he asked her out after the breakup, she’d politely declined. The second time, she’d flatly said no. The third time she’d threatened him with a blow-torch. She was lucky she was so petite and harmless looking, and that he’d been too embarrassed to tell anyone. But Roland was irritatingly persistent, and Marianne had lost patience ages ago. She was about ready to take drastic measures including but not limited to asking her eldritch swamp-neighbors for assistance.”
(Strange Magic au. Feels like something @abutterflyobsession has probably done? I’m not sure. She comes up with the best aus for that movie)

awkward-teabag  asked:

Thoughts on how when asked about BC's housing issues, not just Vancouver's, Clark just said (slightly paraphrasing here) that of course she means all of Metro Vancouver? Has she (and the BC Libs) hit the point where they're not even going to pretend they care about anyone outside of Vancouver?

That whole debate was filled with so many ‘alternative facts’ from CC I lost count. Those actions by the BC Liberals were focused specifically on Vancouver. They worked with the mayor of Vancouver. I’m not aware that any similar action was crafted with Burnaby/Surrey/Delta/etc.

And she ignored the other communities with housing crisis outside of Metro Vancouver. I’ve heard that Victoria’s market is getting out of control too, and I’m in Kamloops paying almost $900/month for very basic housing.

‘Cars 3’: How Pixar Channeled Paul Newman to Get Back on Track — Watch New Trailer

After a detour into spy territory with “Cars 2,” Pixar gets back on track with another Pixar animated mid-life crisis movie. “Cars 3” finds champion Lightning McQueen (Owen Wilson) struggling past his prime and channeling the late Paul Newman’s sagacious Doc Hudson from “Cars” for a comeback.

The filmmakers were able to use outtakes from John Lasseter’s “Cars” recording sessions with the late Newman for the sequel’s flashbacks. Fortunately, the director left the mic on the legendary actor and celebrated race car driver, who had a lot more to say than his lines. Newman would regale them with anecdotes, play practical jokes, and often utter, “That’s not racing!” They added some of his ad libs in “Cars 3.”

In a clever reversal of “The Color of Money” riff from the first movie, McQueen plays mentor to trainer and wannabe racer Cruz Ramirez (Cristela Alonzo) in a bid to win one last race against upstart Jackson Storm (Armie Hammer). Ramirez knows everything about simulated training but nothing about real racing, so McQueen teaches her some old-school tricks on a road trip back to Hudson’s hometown, where they soak up the origins of racing.

While the movie was always about mentorship, said Brian Fee, who was promoted to director after being a storyboard artist on the “Cars” franchise, “my way into that was as a parent. I think of McQueen and Doc as a father-son relationship. And now that I’m a father, my two daughters influence me a lot.”

Fee devised a little art lesson for his daughters. “I set up one of their dolls and I painted it,” he said. “I wanted them to see how a finished product is made, if you sit and put the time into it. They didn’t pay attention — they didn’t care. I actually thought I wasted my time. A week later I go in my oldest daughter’s room and I saw these paintings on the floor of her stuffed animals, and it overtook me, this profound feeling of what a parent gets out of it. That’s what I think McQueen and Doc had. And I don’t think McQueen ever knew how Doc felt. That’s what I wanted to get into the movie.”

But the key to “Cars 3” was rising racer Ramirez. Originally, it was a more generic story about mentoring, but not only did Fee bring in his daughters’ vulnerability, but Alonzo contributed her own backstory as well. She told Fee and the other filmmakers about her struggle to be a stand-up comic and how she overcame gender prejudice and lack of confidence.

A crucial moment occurs when McQueen shows Ramirez how to prevent sliding when racing on a beach. He realizes that she has little to offer him in terms of practical training, but, with her back turned to him, she confides that McQueen was her idol, yet she lacked the talent and confidence to be a racer.  Only then does McQueen start being sensitive to her vulnerability.

McQueen has no alternative but to tap into the racing genius of Hudson in order to beat the faster Storm. He even meets four of Hudson’s friends (inspired by real NASCAR legends Wendell Scott, Junior Johnson,  Smokey Yunick, and Louise Smith) as well as his trainer, fittingly, a Hudson pick-up truck.

“I love hearing the genesis of anything,” said Fee. “So I tried to [connect] the high-tech of racing all the way back to how it got started with stock racing in this country. There was a lot of soul there. They were Doc’s high school friends.”

And thanks to the global illumination of RenderMan RIS, the photo-reality of “Cars 3” is vastly superior to “Cars” from 2006. There’s greater detail in the vehicles and landscapes as well as more nuanced performances.

“John pushed us to use the new renderer,” said producer Kevin Reher. “‘Don’t dumb it down,’ although we had to dial it back a bit. When he first saw there were four eyes because of the reflection on the window, he said you couldn’t have that. It still has reflections and sparkle in the paint. John wanted Jackson to be incredibly cool with glowing blue numbered lines and graphics. And where the reflections landed was important.”

Not surprisingly, the mentoring serves as a metaphor for what goes on at Pixar, with Lasseter (“Toy Story 4”), Pete Docter (“Inside Out”), and Andrew Stanton (“Finding Dory”) nurturing the next generation of directors and animators. “I rely on them every moment that I can to pick their brains,” Fee said. “‘What do you wish you knew when you were in my situation?’ ‘How can I get there even faster because I can soak in your  wisdom?‘”

As Pixar continues to demonstrate, it’s more than a toy, a fish, or a car.  It’s about a journey with relationships and choices that viewers can see themselves in.

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anonymous asked:

TANIB is something I can watch over and over, but it suffers because Peter wasn't really involved in the making. I remember that he hated TANIB, and didn't even go to the premiere which upset Carl?

Hey there! I thought he didn’t go because of the bust up / punch up at Reading? They fell out towards the end of that film and didn’t speak for a while, I know Carl was ranting that he was done with the Libs forever after that reunion. I was under the impression that no one in the band had a hand in how it turned out really, Carl was saying he couldn’t sleep after the first time he saw it? I could be wrong of course - please correct me if you heard otherwise. Carl didn’t like the Athems doco apparently so I guess they both have stuff they didn’t enjoy about those films. I do agree Peter wasn’t as heavily in TANIB as much as Carl was, but I felt like we badly needed to see Carl being so open. For me it changed how I felt about him in many ways X