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Postby microchip08 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:03 pm

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Postby Jordy... » Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:11 pm

Feud wrote:
Jordy... wrote:Who is to say those other things aren't usury as well?


The dictionary?

Usury is the charging of a excessively high rate of interest on loans. You're looking for a word more along the lines of "exploiting", or "profiteering".

Not a big deal. It's not used much these days, that's why I didn't say much about it the first time, it's not something that I'd expect non-native english speakers to know.


You need to see it in a broader perspective, he pays by having his image violated, beyond his grave, to those he owes. I find that an extraordinary interest he has to pay if he cannot even repay it while alive, it's akin to debt-slavery were commonly debt is transfered from mother-to-child only now it's transferred from alive to beyond his dead.

I'm sure his relatives had to give permission for this, or maybe not, maybe only the company he signed a contract with had to give permission, in which case I would find it even worse. But if it was his family, I find them cheap, because I'm sure they are not poor, bulking with money from everything that sells with his name to this day, and to then violate his rest and image for even more money, is just disgusting.

You do realize that the movements seen on stage were made by an actor, as was his voice, they just pasted his image on it...
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Postby Jordy... » Sat Apr 21, 2012 3:20 pm



I did and I must say I found the preview disappointing, my guess is if it wasn't because they are well known within RPS they wouldn't have gotten the article and a slightly more negative review. I'll actually make a topic, because I want to know what other people are thinking..
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Postby Feud » Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:35 pm

Jordy, you're trying to sound smart and insightful to cover yourself, but face it: you used the wrong word. What you're describing has nothing to do with that word. It's not a big deal, people use the wrong word all the time. Just own it and move on.
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Postby Jordy... » Sat Apr 21, 2012 8:42 pm

Fine, but exploitation doesn't cover it, he's being used.
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Postby xander » Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:24 pm

Jordy... wrote:Fine, but exploitation doesn't cover it, he's being used.

He's dead. He doesn't care.

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Postby Jordy... » Sat Apr 21, 2012 10:29 pm

xander wrote:
Jordy... wrote:Fine, but exploitation doesn't cover it, he's being used.

He's dead. He doesn't care.

xander


you don't know that...
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Postby NeatNit » Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:35 pm

I think he would be honored to become the world's first live singing hologram. :)
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Postby Jordy... » Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:48 pm

Why? What does it stand for? It stands for utter meaninglessness...
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Postby NeatNit » Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:55 pm

What they did there is first and foremost a tribute to Tupac.
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Postby Jordy... » Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:28 am

you don't seriously believe that do you? What they did there was trying to make money.. How is copying someone a tribute to someone?
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Postby NeatNit » Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:34 am

Jordy, arguing is fun and all but pretending to be stupid / forcibly stating an opinion opposite of the other person is not the way to do it.


Sorry if that came out too mean but I KNOW that you don't actually believe your words.
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Postby Jordy... » Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:43 am

I mean it alright, how often is copying someone an act of mockery? In fact, I dare say copying someone is THE most dominate form of mockery used. Now sure it's not the case this time, but I still find it disrespectful.

Ask yourself this, would you like to see your beloved deceased family member be exposed as a hologram with his motion acted out by someone else as is his voice? I would find it distasteful, it's one thing for a person to do it, but computerized hologram.. no thank you, it would leave a weird taste in my mouth...
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Postby NeatNit » Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:24 am

Regardless of all the things I find wrong with your post, I'm going to have to change the topic and say BEST SEASON FINALE EVER!!!!!
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Postby Feud » Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:57 am

Jordy... wrote:Fine, but exploitation doesn't cover it, he's being used.


One might say that they are "exploiting" his image and likeness.

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