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Old 01-28-19, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by rw2516 View Post
I'd wager that 90% of the population wouldn't know Stan Lee from his name. Show them his picture and, "Oh yeah. That old guy in the superhero movies." Stan was a well known figure in comics, which is a sub culture. Comics are like a secret club and those who read them are in on the secret.
As huge as Game of Thrones is, less than 1% of the population knew the books existed and had ever read one. Those who had been reading them before the tv series were in on something that everybody else was left out on. Comics are like that.
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Yes the comics and characters are more widely known, but that doesn't mean they are as important to the general public as they are to the sub culture.
If a single guy had invented Trix, Alpha-Bits, Cocoa Puffs, Captain Crunch, Fruit Loops and Lucky Charms and died today, people would think about it minute and then never think about it again. That's what comics mean to the general population. It is in error to apply Stan's importance to the sub culture to the entire population.
Maher is wrong in not recognizing Stan's importance to the subculture, and right in that most people don't give a shit.
You nailed it.
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Old 02-08-19, 11:29 PM
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At a certain point I just had to mute all of Jack Kingston's filibustering. Too bad because I like Malcolm and Natasha.
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Old 02-09-19, 08:11 AM
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Stan had been appearing in the Marvel films for close to the last two decades. People awaited his cameos. He definitely had notoriety and I'm fairly certain a lot of people, including casual viewers started to notice him and caught on to who he was eventually.
No, fans awaited them. And you're wrong. Casual viewers in no way started to notice him, they just didn't. Go out an ask them yourself. You are projecting.
rw2516 really hit the nail on the head.
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Old 02-09-19, 08:21 AM
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No, fans awaited them. And you're wrong. Casual viewers in no way started to notice him, they just didn't. Go out an ask them yourself. You are projecting.
rw2516 really hit the nail on the head.
Iím not projecting anything. I know people who are more casual type viewers who recognized Stan and after seeing multiple Marvel films started to recognize him and expected him to pop up. Iím sure if my circle of people who arenít big comic fans recognized him that there are more out there. Even in the theaters or whatever when heíd pop up for his cameo he pretty much always got a reaction of some sort.
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Old 02-09-19, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by mwbmis View Post
At a certain point I just had to mute all of Jack Kingston's filibustering. Too bad because I like Malcolm and Natasha.
I don't know who I hate as a guest more: Jack Kingston or Stephen Moore.
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Old 02-09-19, 09:16 PM
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I don't know who I hate as a guest more: Jack Kingston or Stephen Moore.
For me it's Kathy Griffin or Cornel West. Griffin almost had me turn the show off once.

I lean heavily left, so that's telling you something.
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Old 02-10-19, 08:52 AM
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Originally Posted by mwbmis View Post
At a certain point I just had to mute all of Jack Kingston's filibustering.
That dude is the ugliest cheerleader Iíve ever seen.

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Old 02-11-19, 05:46 PM
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Originally Posted by JTH182 View Post
I don't know who I hate as a guest more: Jack Kingston or Stephen Moore.
Those guys are the worst of the right's hacks...pure pond scum.
Absolutely no evidence to back up their claims.
Their willingness to mislead and outright lie are some of the worst examples of what's wrong with politics today.
I would pay good money for an opportunity to spend some time alone with them...
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For me it's Kathy Griffin or Cornel West.
They are annoying.
Both have a habit of trying to take over the show (particularly West).
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