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confrontingbabble-on:

It is just too hard for many (predominantly young and inexperienced) to mentally mature…and fully wean themselves from their own insecurities: Pseudoscience, confirmation bias…and comforting delusions…the lure of waning organized religion..is being replaced with other meaningless superstitions…in a vain attempt to fill a sense of impending vulnerability, in an uncertain world…

Science and Engineering Indicators 2014 has found: “In 2012, slightly more than half of Americans said that astrology was “not at all scientific,” whereas nearly two-thirds gave this response in 2010. The comparable percentage has not been this low since 1983.”  http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/seind14/index.cfm/chapter-7

Further…

"More and More Americans Think Astrology Is Science" http://www.motherjones.com/authors/chris-mooney?page=6

(via sfcg)

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othersidemoon:

ambientwhispers:

In the new Captain America: The Winter Soldier movie Cap has a list of things to see/try/do that people suggest as he adjusts to life in the 21st century. At the preview screening a few weeks back I was surprised to see Tim Tams on the list. I thought that was distinctly Australian and some Americans wouldn’t recognise it. Well it turns out they’ve regionalised the list. I don’t have a screen grab of the Aussie list but here’s the US and UK versions…Very clever.

Here’s the Korean version


Oldboy is an acceptable addition (as long as it’s the Korean version not the crap US remake).And here’s the very average Australian list…

othersidemoon:

ambientwhispers:

In the new Captain America: The Winter Soldier movie Cap has a list of things to see/try/do that people suggest as he adjusts to life in the 21st century. At the preview screening a few weeks back I was surprised to see Tim Tams on the list. I thought that was distinctly Australian and some Americans wouldn’t recognise it. Well it turns out they’ve regionalised the list. I don’t have a screen grab of the Aussie list but here’s the US and UK versions…

Very clever.

Here’s the Korean version

Oldboy is an acceptable addition (as long as it’s the Korean version not the crap US remake).

And here’s the very average Australian list…

Australian list - the winter soldier

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When I first got this role I just cried like a baby because I was like, ‘Wow, next Halloween, I’m gonna open the door and there’s gonna be a little kid dressed as the Falcon.’ That’s the thing that always gets me. I feel like everybody deserves that. I feel like there should be a Latino superhero. Scarlett does great representation for all the other girls, but there should be a Wonder Woman movie. I don’t care if they make 20 bucks, if there’s a movie you’re gonna lose money on, make it Wonder Woman. You know what I mean, ’cause little girls deserve that. There’s so many of these little people out here doing awful things for money in the world of being famous. And little girls see that. They should have the opposite spectrum of that to look up to.

– Captain America: The Winter Soldier star Anthony Mackie, discussing playing the Falcon, and the need for more representation of women and minorities in superhero movies

The truly awesome bit:  "I don’t care if they make 20 bucks, if there’s a movie you’re gonna lose money on, make it Wonder Woman. You know what I mean, ’cause little girls deserve that. "

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In the new Captain America: The Winter Soldier movie Cap has a list of things to see/try/do that people suggest as he adjusts to life in the 21st century. At the preview screening a few weeks back I was surprised to see Tim Tams on the list. I thought that was distinctly Australian and some Americans wouldn’t recognise it. Well it turns out they’ve regionalised the list. I don’t have a screen grab of the Aussie list but here’s the US and UK versions…Very clever.

In the new Captain America: The Winter Soldier movie Cap has a list of things to see/try/do that people suggest as he adjusts to life in the 21st century. At the preview screening a few weeks back I was surprised to see Tim Tams on the list. I thought that was distinctly Australian and some Americans wouldn’t recognise it. Well it turns out they’ve regionalised the list. I don’t have a screen grab of the Aussie list but here’s the US and UK versions…

Very clever.

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