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Amelie wasn't crap cause it wasn't 'proper' art house, it was crap cause it was Disney does manic pixie dream girl toss. The pretty colours dulled the senses as it went down (and One Way Ticket coulda done with some of them pretty colours) but once down it offered nothing.

That's twice you've tried play the anti-intellectual 'snob' card. Don't make it three.
 
Amelie wasn't crap cause it wasn't 'proper' art house, it was crap cause it was Disney does manic pixie dream girl toss. The pretty colours dulled the senses as it went down (and One Way Ticket coulda done with some of them pretty colours) but once down it offered nothing.

That's twice you've tried play the anti-intellectual 'snob' card. Don't make it three.
fmk_Rol: I am most definitely not trying to play the snob card. I don't know you, but I suspect you mistake a compliment for a jab. I'm not a mensa member, but based on the vast majority of your posts, you seem to have your back up and ready to pounce. I mean this from the bottom of my heart that I appreciate your contributions. I'm not trying to be a smart-ass and one up you. I mean what I say.
I live in a society where smart people are generally looked down upon by the voting public. I assure you I am the last person who would dismiss intellectuals.
As has been stated in the past, my only beef with you is your tendency to rip someone apart because you have a different viewpoint. That's it. Nothing more or less.
Your contributions are valued, but you might want to cut out the Mexican stand-off schit. It is not very becoming of an intellectual. p.s. Edited to say that sometimes your differing viewpoints are not always right. I know that might be hard for you to digest, but you are not always the smartest person in the room.
 
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The asperger's stuff is something else. As an early childhood educator...NAH. Complete bull&#^$. Please don't use that excuse to be an as&hoIe
He really does lean into it, doesn't he, in interviews he really is using it to justify being a ***?

In the book, it's not really so. The biggest problem with in and the book is where it comes in the book / in the book's writing process. He really should have been able to use it as a prism to reframe the past but, as with the bullying, he doesn't go there. It's like he's got a picture of the past he doesn't want to challenge.
 
I'm sure someone like Trent Lowe would challenge past events. If memory serves, JV terminated his contract because the guy wasn't fit. A contract is a contract, regardless of a rider's current state.
Those who have been bullied are not immune from bullying.
 

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