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Re: many scholarly analyses can be picked out of this, i swear
« Reply #101 on: 22 Mar 2011, 21:28 »

Downloads of the single passed 2 million. This girl may have made a lot of money over all this irrational antipathy.
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Re: many scholarly analyses can be picked out of this, i swear
« Reply #102 on: 22 Mar 2011, 22:31 »

Turns out she donated it all to Japanese tsunami relief. The kids are alright?
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Re: many scholarly analyses can be picked out of this, i swear
« Reply #103 on: 23 Mar 2011, 03:37 »

The kids are fools. Shoulda donated 50%, deducted tax, channeled the other 50 to an offshore bank in the Caymans. She'll never be a pop star if she carries on like this.
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Re: many scholarly analyses can be picked out of this, i swear
« Reply #104 on: 23 Mar 2011, 05:43 »

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Re: many scholarly analyses can be picked out of this, i swear
« Reply #105 on: 23 Mar 2011, 05:55 »

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Re: many scholarly analyses can be picked out of this, i swear
« Reply #106 on: 23 Mar 2011, 08:00 »

Turns out she donated it all to Japanese tsunami relief. The kids are alright?

Honestly, it depends. The optomist in me says that her thought process lead her to realize that this is likely a fluke, but whatever happens in her future, her (presumably) upper middle class or wealthier background will probably open a few doors for her and she'll probably be allright, and so it is reasonable to give the money from her good fortune to help those who had an equally flukeish missfortune. The pesimist says that she assumes this is the start of a long, successful music career and so giving away her money now is irellevent next to the millions of dollars she's sure to make.
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Re: many scholarly analyses can be picked out of this, i swear
« Reply #107 on: 23 Mar 2011, 14:54 »

Or she is just a reasonably good person? I think the former is the closest but also I doubt she thought about it that well. It may even be that she thinks it will further her career (think Bono).
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Re: many scholarly analyses can be picked out of this, i swear
« Reply #108 on: 23 Mar 2011, 15:12 »

Turns out she donated it all to Japanese tsunami relief. The kids are alright?

Ah fuck it then. I don't care if she's a dilettante, of rich parentage or an idiot. That's a big move and to be applauded, especially considering the snivelling "Pearl Harbour" bullshit which has been floating around the dumbest percentile of the right-wing nutjob brigade. Good for her.
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Re: many scholarly analyses can be picked out of this, i swear
« Reply #109 on: 23 Mar 2011, 15:26 »

Yeah that's certainly much more admirable than what I'm going to do in the coming week, which is spam people and beg them for money
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Re: many scholarly analyses can be picked out of this, i swear
« Reply #110 on: 23 Mar 2011, 16:48 »

What would you have done if you had come into a million-ish dollars when you were 13?

I would've bought a nice house in the mountains.
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Re: many scholarly analyses can be picked out of this, i swear
« Reply #111 on: 23 Mar 2011, 16:54 »

I would have flown to every Hanson concert in the world and bought every single piece of merchandise.
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Re: many scholarly analyses can be picked out of this, i swear
« Reply #112 on: 23 Mar 2011, 16:58 »

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Re: many scholarly analyses can be picked out of this, i swear
« Reply #113 on: 23 Mar 2011, 17:01 »

video games probably?
no, I think it would still have been LEGOs at that point.
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Re: many scholarly analyses can be picked out of this, i swear
« Reply #114 on: 23 Mar 2011, 17:13 »

would've been video games for me

also probably the house thing, depends how much waiting time I had between learning about the money and actually receiving it, because you know, thinking in advance about things, it alters results
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Re: many scholarly analyses can be picked out of this, i swear
« Reply #115 on: 23 Mar 2011, 17:18 »

I probably would have moved back to Chicago. And gotten like, a million Magic: The Gathering cards.
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Re: many scholarly analyses can be picked out of this, i swear
« Reply #116 on: 24 Mar 2011, 05:50 »

Definitely a house. I still would.
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Re: many scholarly analyses can be picked out of this, i swear
« Reply #117 on: 24 Mar 2011, 06:47 »

an entire vat of floam.  shiiiiiiit.

Also, in regards to the video, whose idea was it to use that creepy "sketch" effect on iMovie or whatever sad editing program $2000 dollars will get you?  It looks like dogshit on the holocaust.

EDIT: Another thing I noticed.  If these kids are thirteen, who is driving?   
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« Reply #118 on: 24 Mar 2011, 08:40 »

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Re: many scholarly analyses can be picked out of this, i swear
« Reply #119 on: 24 Mar 2011, 08:45 »

Considering my mindset at the age of 13, if a million dollars had come my way I'd also have given a lot of it to charity. Idealism ranked higher in my mind than life goals back then, maybe it does for her as well.
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Re: many scholarly analyses can be picked out of this, i swear
« Reply #120 on: 24 Mar 2011, 10:24 »

The big assumption here is that the decision was made by her rather than her parents.
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Re: many scholarly analyses can be picked out of this, i swear
« Reply #121 on: 24 Mar 2011, 13:54 »

or her agent/marketing advisor
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Re: many scholarly analyses can be picked out of this, i swear
« Reply #122 on: 24 Mar 2011, 14:49 »

I don't really care if she donated the money under torture, frankly.

I wouldn't have done it, especially not at her age.
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Re: many scholarly analyses can be picked out of this, i swear
« Reply #123 on: 24 Mar 2011, 16:18 »

Do I even want to venture in to knowing what "Pearl Harbour" stuff has been said?

Well, even if it is artistically horrendous, the millions of haters can now say "Well, actually that was very good of you. Well done".

Seriously, fuck Band Aid. Fuck getting real singers in like Chris Martin, Robbie Williams and Bono, lets just get auto-tuned 13 year olds - people love to hate it.
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« Reply #124 on: 24 Mar 2011, 16:39 »

Do I even want to venture in to knowing what "Pearl Harbour" stuff has been said?

If you managed to miss it, do yourself a favour and don't bother Googling now. It'll just make you angry.
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« Reply #125 on: 24 Mar 2011, 17:28 »

To be fair these days my faith in humanity level is at a pretty much constant low...
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Re: many scholarly analyses can be picked out of this, i swear
« Reply #126 on: 24 Mar 2011, 19:04 »

Honestly, I've heard worse crap than that on the radio. People acted like it's the worst music ever, but really it was just average-bad.

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« Reply #127 on: 25 Mar 2011, 04:41 »

welp

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Re: many scholarly analyses can be picked out of this, i swear
« Reply #128 on: 25 Mar 2011, 05:42 »

Okay so that's one scholarly analysis.

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Re: many scholarly analyses can be picked out of this, i swear
« Reply #132 on: 26 Mar 2011, 04:38 »

Slate looks at how much she's probably actually made so far

not quite a millionaire but from chasing links through that article onto the others, she's made something near $50,000. Its awesome if all or most of that is going towards the tsunami relief.

Guys, if we pool $2,000, get a 13 year old, we could totally make some dough. Although we'll have to make it clear that we're not a paedophile collective.
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« Reply #133 on: 26 Mar 2011, 06:56 »

Wait, we're not?
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Re: many scholarly analyses can be picked out of this, i swear
« Reply #134 on: 26 Mar 2011, 07:05 »

Of course not, we've got a clearly delineated managerial heirarchy!
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« Reply #135 on: 26 Mar 2011, 07:21 »

I thought we were an autonomous collective.
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Re: many scholarly analyses can be picked out of this, i swear
« Reply #136 on: 26 Mar 2011, 09:27 »

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Re: many scholarly analyses can be picked out of this, i swear
« Reply #137 on: 26 Mar 2011, 12:30 »

You're fooling yourself, we're living in a dicktatorship.

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« Reply #138 on: 26 Mar 2011, 19:43 »

You're fooling yourself, we're living in a dictatorship.

I haven't seen that movie in a decade and I was watching that exact scene on youtube earlier today.

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Re: many scholarly analyses can be picked out of this, i swear
« Reply #139 on: 26 Mar 2011, 23:32 »

I think this is relevant.

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Re: many scholarly analyses can be picked out of this, i swear
« Reply #140 on: 27 Mar 2011, 01:51 »

I don't really care if she donated the money under torture, frankly.

I wouldn't have done it, especially not at her age.

yeah what the fuck guys, the cynical veneer b.s. is kind of inappropriate in the face of something that's probably if it's true going to directly help save lives

Okay so that's one scholarly analysis.

they don't name like a single theorist or philosopher, i call shenanigans
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Re: many scholarly analyses can be picked out of this, i swear
« Reply #141 on: 27 Mar 2011, 05:48 »

honestly regardless of what she was doing with the money I think this all got pretty heinous. I mean, the first couple jokes were funny, but it quickly reached a point where I'm wondering what kind of assholes are this intent on picking on a little girl. Especially considering all the things they don't care about, why do people care so much about a teenage girl's dorky youtube video?

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« Reply #142 on: 27 Mar 2011, 05:52 »

Actually it seems like the vitriol has been easily surpassed by genuine and feigned affection. We have a slanted view of the reception because we all spend far too much time on the internet. In reality, this girl has been applauded and relatively acclaimed by the mainstream media. She's got the platform she wanted now and regardless of whether her next song is good or bad it won't matter because there's probably now an audience for both.
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« Reply #143 on: 27 Mar 2011, 08:25 »

the internet is also basically the mass mob of 2011, i bet far less of those people would have responded so harshly if it was going to take place in a venue closer to a one on one exchange, or even in one where there'd have to be some identifying markers included. not saying there aren't also a lot of grown adults who are absolutely pathetic low life cowards who for inexplicable reasons derive a lot of joy out of insulting young girls (see: my days working in food service as a teenager) but anonymity and group mentalities will also consistently bring out the worst in people. them's the breaks
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« Reply #144 on: 10 Feb 2020, 22:03 »

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