Status Quo

from the why-yes,-actually,-we-have-considered-that-already dept

Yes, I have heard it

Every argument
I ever hear anymore
Goes just like this one

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 9th, 2011 @ 1:54am

    Seriously....these comics are the worst. They are neither funny nor insightful. The worst.

     

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    Dave, Jun 9th, 2011 @ 2:18am

    Actually, I find them very insightful.

    Not that the status quo is necessarily a bad thing. But something being the status quo does not prove its worth.

     

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    G Thompson (profile), Jun 9th, 2011 @ 2:23am

    Brilliant as always Nina, though I must be old I kept thinking of Status Quo.. the Band! Now can't get them outa my head!

    Status Quo - Rocking All Over The World [Look at the hair! eeek ;)]

     

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    mike allen (profile), Jun 9th, 2011 @ 2:31am

    status quo means its the same standing still not moving forward or backward just keeping things as they have been for years. Do we want to stand still or move forward?

     

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    Call me Al, Jun 9th, 2011 @ 2:43am

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    "status quo means its the same standing still not moving forward or backward just keeping things as they have been for years. Do we want to stand still or move forward?"

    I don't think I agree with you there. It is not a comment on progress but rather a comment on change. Status quo basically means the existing state of affairs... it is essentially a point in time and we decided whether or not we approve of that point of time and want to maintain it or change from it. Whether that change is "moving forward or backward" is largely subjective but any major change will move the status quo to a new point in time.

     

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    Chargone (profile), Jun 9th, 2011 @ 2:49am

    Ahh, Yes. Status Quo. the aledgedly wonderful current state of affairs. we have already dismissed that claim.

    /turian council member.
    i'm probably doing this wrong.

     

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    The eejit (profile), Jun 9th, 2011 @ 3:34am

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    Go to VGCats, then come back. :)

     

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    The eejit (profile), Jun 9th, 2011 @ 3:35am

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    It clearly needs a more death-metal twist.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 9th, 2011 @ 5:10am

    Every toon
    all of the time
    is preaching to the choir.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 9th, 2011 @ 5:22am

    Interesting fact about filmmakers that balk about getting licenses for material they want to use in their movies:

    It isn't the licenses that are holding these people back, it's that these "artists" do not want to have any partners who might share in the profit. So then these "artists" try to blame the rightsholders for holding them back.

    What a sick, twisted con.

     

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    xebikr (profile), Jun 9th, 2011 @ 5:54am

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    In other words, some rightsholders are holding other rightsholders back.

    Oh, and spot on Nina. Wow. The comic was awesome but the Haiku gave me chills.

     

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    The eejit (profile), Jun 9th, 2011 @ 5:54am

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    No, a sick, twisted con, is the RIAA et al demanding payment as a trade union for works they didn't produce.

     

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    techflaws.org (profile), Jun 9th, 2011 @ 6:00am

    Re:

    Every obvious troll
    all of the time
    is obvious.

     

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    techflaws.org (profile), Jun 9th, 2011 @ 6:07am

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    So then these "artists" try to blame the rightsholders for holding them back.

    Actually the artists tell those rightsholder to go and f*** themselves and simply use other stuff so said rightsholders come away empty-handed. Smart move.

     

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    Josh in CharlotteNC (profile), Jun 9th, 2011 @ 6:29am

    Re: Re:

    Standard Haiku is
    Five-Seven-Five syllables
    You're doing it wrong

     

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    Jason, Jun 9th, 2011 @ 6:32am

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    I like them. I do however wonder if Nina grasps the self-deconstructing irony of the poem.

     

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    Jason, Jun 9th, 2011 @ 6:33am

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    No, "grasps" isn't fair. I wonder if she intended it.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 9th, 2011 @ 7:03am

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    Wait, do you meant that this is the the worst comics ever made? Or do you mean the worst comics on this page? Or on this site? Or on the Internet?

    You have to explain, or else people won't understand you.

     

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    Jeremy7600 (profile), Jun 9th, 2011 @ 7:15am

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    If you are trying to infer something about Nina, I think you've got it wrong.


    She paid the rightsholders $50k for the compositions

    http://www.smilepolitely.com/arts/copyrighting_away_culture_an_interview_with_nina_p aley/

    Sorry if I'm reading you wrong, I just wanted to point this out in case I didn't read you wrong.

     

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    FUDbuster (profile), Jun 9th, 2011 @ 7:38am

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    She only paid that after she had finished the film and shown it at various film festivals though, right? That's what I recall her saying on This Week In Law.

     

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    Jeremy7600 (profile), Jun 9th, 2011 @ 7:56am

    I wouldn't know the logistics. Is the timing of it an issue?

    Is there a transcript from the podcast? I won't be able to watch the video for another 2 hours.

     

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    crade (profile), Jun 9th, 2011 @ 8:10am

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    Lets all bribe the government to siphon money from others to us for all eternity so we don't have to spend any effort making anything else ever again.

    "Rightsholders" what a sick twisted con.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 9th, 2011 @ 8:30am

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    Agreed. These comics are fucking terrible.

     

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    Erik J. Heels (profile), Jun 9th, 2011 @ 8:34am

    There is no right to the status quo.

    See also:

    * There Is No Right To The Status Quo
    http://erikjheels.com/1818.html

     

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    crade (profile), Jun 9th, 2011 @ 8:44am

    Re: Re: Re:

    Yeah, I was thinking status quo isn't quite right.. It's more what *used* to be the status quo. That old status quo that they are chanting is dust in the wind now and they are trying to shut the world down to get it back.

     

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    Jason, Jun 9th, 2011 @ 9:02am

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    I meant the self-referential nature of the poem as an argument itself. It wasn't very funny, but then I wasn't really joking.

     

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    HothMonster, Jun 9th, 2011 @ 9:21am

    Re: Re: Re:

    he is a copytard he doesn't know how to create art just profit from other peoples.

    Zing!

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 9th, 2011 @ 10:50am

    What is a gernerator?

     

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    HothMonster, Jun 9th, 2011 @ 11:07am

    Re:

     

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    crade (profile), Jun 9th, 2011 @ 11:19am

    Re: Re: Re: Re:

    Ahh, I didn't read carefully enough and thought you were talking about the cartoon rather than the poem for some reason.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 9th, 2011 @ 11:36am

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    Let's all say stupid shit about a subject we know nothing about and pretend every person can write one great song and live forever off it.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 9th, 2011 @ 11:46am

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    Some of them are ok. I don't get this one.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 9th, 2011 @ 11:49am

    If a troll is defined as someone who disagrees with you, then we can all use that seal all of the time!

     

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    Rose M. Welch (profile), Jun 9th, 2011 @ 1:40pm

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    ^^ This.

     

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    crade (profile), Jun 9th, 2011 @ 1:50pm

    Re: Re: Re:

    Those pushing for draconian laws don't haveta write anything, they already managed to get the "rights" to enough stuff one way or another, that part is covered. Step 2: Bribe government, prevent effort.

     

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    Hephaestus (profile), Jun 9th, 2011 @ 2:58pm

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    dude you are worse with punctuation that I am.

     

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    dwg, Jun 9th, 2011 @ 5:03pm

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    Blow me. How's that for less funny and insightful?

     

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    Marcel de Jong (profile), Jun 10th, 2011 @ 1:28am

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    if the shoe fits...

     

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    Major, Jun 10th, 2011 @ 3:56am

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    Sorry... Could not... resist....



    -I Made This-



    Ps : If someone is gonna sue me for that, please, aim it at The eejit. He gave me the idea !

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Jun 10th, 2011 @ 5:13am

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    I figure you can save time and just put that logo on every one of Nina Paley's posts when they are added. Her stuff is just bait anyway.

     

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    nasch (profile), Jun 10th, 2011 @ 8:20am

    Re: Re:

    I don't think I agree with you there.

    Yes, you actually do agree with him. :-) He said "status quo means... keeping things as they have been." And you said "Status quo basically means the existing state of affairs."

    It is not a comment on progress but rather a comment on change.

    You can have change without progress, but you can't have progress without change.

     

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    Major, Jun 10th, 2011 @ 5:15pm

    I hope i wont get sued over this

    G Thompson :"Brilliant as always Nina, though I must be old I kept thinking of Status Quo.. the Band! Now can't get them outa my head!"



    The eejit: "It clearly needs a more death-metal twist."



    This two sentence and Nina's picture went in the melting pot, then something flahed through what's left of my brain.
    And i ended up making THAT.
    And no i can't do any better...

     

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