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Re: Nicki Minaj's Grammy Performace Mocks Catholicism
« Reply #90 on: February 14, 2012, 11:49:53 PM »
If the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences doesn't already screen proposed performances, this is evidence that they need to.  If they do, then this is evidence that someone needs to smack some sense into whoever does so.
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Re: Nicki Minaj's Grammy Performace Mocks Catholicism
« Reply #91 on: February 15, 2012, 01:16:42 AM »
Is this the wrong place to say that I thought it was really well done and one of the most interesting pop pieces I've seen in a long time? And that in all fairness, the action on the screen fit the events of the song, wherein someone suspected of insanity (or demon possession) is being subjected to treatment above and beyond what they were willing to undergo at the hands of supposedly benevolent authority figures?

Roman Catholicism and exorcism are the more famous examples in pop culture thanks to films such as The Exorcist, almost demanding that a Roman priest and rites be used in the performance for cultural literacy, but there are multiple news stories per year about Charismatic sects going too far in their attempts to expel demons (usually in the case of some rebellious teenage girl likely tired of putting up with her family's wacko crap). The problem is, there is no easily recognizable backwoods "Pentecostal Preacher" visual short-hand, unlike Roman Catholicism (monks, priests, nuns, etc) or even Televangelists (slick hair, expensive suit, cross on podium).

At the end of the day I don't think this video is any more anti-Roman Catholic than Pink Floyd's Another Brick in the Wall pt 2 was against education.
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Re: Nicki Minaj's Grammy Performace Mocks Catholicism
« Reply #92 on: February 15, 2012, 01:52:31 AM »
Is this the wrong place to say that I thought it was really well done and one of the most interesting pop pieces I've seen in a long time? And that in all fairness, the action on the screen fit the events of the song, wherein someone suspected of insanity (or demon possession) is being subjected to treatment above and beyond what they were willing to undergo at the hands of supposedly benevolent authority figures?

Roman Catholicism and exorcism are the more famous examples in pop culture thanks to films such as The Exorcist, almost demanding that a Roman priest and rites be used in the performance for cultural literacy, but there are multiple news stories per year about Charismatic sects going too far in their attempts to expel demons (usually in the case of some rebellious teenage girl likely tired of putting up with her family's wacko crap). The problem is, there is no easily recognizable backwoods "Pentecostal Preacher" visual short-hand, unlike Roman Catholicism (monks, priests, nuns, etc) or even Televangelists (slick hair, expensive suit, cross on podium).

At the end of the day I don't think this video is any more anti-Roman Catholic than Pink Floyd's Another Brick in the Wall pt 2 was against education.
I don't think it's the wrong place to say the above.

My opinion (as if it matters to anyone)? Mockery is good for us. It spurs us on to clean up our acts. Unless, of course, we simply resort to dodging bullets by crying "foul!" and "Satanic!" and "Anti-<Add-Whatever-One-Doesn't-Like-Being-Criticised-Here!>". Viva la freedom of criticism, even if the Catholic Church, the Orthodox Church, Education, or whatever other sacrosanct beliefs someone might hold to, is on the receiving end. In the end, it can make us better at whatever it is we are.

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Re: Satanists mocking Icons @ the Grammy Awards?
« Reply #93 on: February 15, 2012, 02:23:30 AM »
I'm more shocked that any of you watched the Grammy Awards. 


 Kinda what I was thinking.  I'd rather watch Andrew Dice Clay run the Kentucky Derby in a horse suit.  Anyway, I doubt this goofball is Satanic, she's simply parading her bad taste while riding on Madonna's frayed coattails.  And why would anyone be surprised about the bad taste found at the Grammy's?  The fact that some folks are watching this train wreck tells me that some folks still cling to bad taste like a Garfield suction cup doll on the inside windshield of an AMC pacer.
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Re: Nicki Minaj's Grammy Performace Mocks Catholicism
« Reply #94 on: February 15, 2012, 02:25:43 AM »
It's a shame one can't look to the grammys for examples of moral uprightness anymore.  ;)



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Re: Satanists mocking Icons @ the Grammy Awards?
« Reply #95 on: February 15, 2012, 10:47:56 AM »
The grammys still matter? Really? Wow, I learn something new everyday.

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Re: Nicki Minaj's Grammy Performace Mocks Catholicism
« Reply #96 on: February 15, 2012, 10:51:27 AM »
It's a shame one can't look to the grammys for examples of moral uprightness anymore.  ;)



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Re: Satanists mocking Icons @ the Grammy Awards?
« Reply #97 on: February 15, 2012, 11:42:17 AM »
History is nothing other than lies that have been agreed to.
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Re: Nicki Minaj's Grammy Performace Mocks Catholicism
« Reply #98 on: February 15, 2012, 11:43:50 AM »
How original of her to protest/poke fun at Christianity. No one has ever done that before...
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Re: Nicki Minaj's Grammy Performace Mocks Catholicism
« Reply #99 on: February 15, 2012, 11:47:09 AM »
Ok, so a bunch of elitist morons attach Christianity and folks are surprised by that?

Really?

I would find a Grammy or Oscar, or silly named show that does not poke at Christianity to be FAR more noteworthy.

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Re: Nicki Minaj's Grammy Performace Mocks Catholicism
« Reply #100 on: February 15, 2012, 12:00:50 PM »
I myself am not so suprised at what happened at the Grammys. (True) Christianity are not of this world and the west has this current and limited view of Christianity presented by the Roman Catholic and Protestant Churches of today and anything that's mostly controversial in Christianity in western postmodern eyes would mostly point to these two churches. And that's when the cheap shots start.

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Re: Satanists mocking Icons @ the Grammy Awards?
« Reply #101 on: February 15, 2012, 12:10:29 PM »
History is nothing other than lies that have been agreed to.
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History is what the historians say it is.

History is what people say historians say it is.

People are historians say history that people are they say.
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Re: Satanists mocking Icons @ the Grammy Awards?
« Reply #102 on: February 15, 2012, 12:24:14 PM »
STOP THE RECURSION!!!!!!!!! :D

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Re: Satanists mocking Icons @ the Grammy Awards?
« Reply #103 on: February 15, 2012, 12:24:29 PM »
History is nothing other than lies that have been agreed to.
History is simply the version of what happened that the victors have written
History is what the historians say it is.

History is what people say historians say it is.

People are historians say history that people are they say.
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Re: Satanists mocking Icons @ the Grammy Awards?
« Reply #104 on: February 15, 2012, 12:27:53 PM »
What's confusing? Vamrat, that was hilarious.

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« Reply #105 on: February 15, 2012, 12:32:33 PM »
If we're plagiarising Churchill we might as well add Mr Marx to the mix

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Re: Nicki Minaj's Grammy Performace Mocks Catholicism
« Reply #106 on: February 15, 2012, 12:37:04 PM »
How original of her to protest/poke fun at Christianity. No one has ever done that before...
Nicki, is no Madonna. Nicki is simply not talented enough to be that contraversial.
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Re: Satanists mocking Icons @ the Grammy Awards?
« Reply #107 on: February 15, 2012, 01:15:18 PM »
If we're plagiarising Churchill we might as well add Mr Marx to the mix

"History repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce."


I thought it was Voltaire that we were plagiarizing.

Or Napoleon - History is a fable that has been agreed upon.
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Re: Nicki Minaj's Grammy Performace Mocks Catholicism
« Reply #108 on: February 15, 2012, 01:15:51 PM »
Wait, so you must be talented to be controversial? Does this mean that if artists like Madonna, Marilyn Manson, etc. weren't controversial they'd still be famous media personalities? Hmm. Someone should ask whoever voiced the Archies about that. Also, two words: Milli Vanilli.

There's certainly nothing new in using sex and/or gory, blasphemic, or otherwise unsettling imagery to sell music (or film, or books, or whatever). That's all that's going on here, and I don't think it requires any talent to appeal to the lowest instincts of humanity.

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« Reply #109 on: February 15, 2012, 01:53:06 PM »
I had always heard that it was Napoleon.  I really did not consider it plagiarising is history has not yet determined who actually said it.

If we're plagiarising Churchill we might as well add Mr Marx to the mix

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I thought it was Voltaire that we were plagiarizing.

Or Napoleon - History is a fable that has been agreed upon.
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Re: Satanists mocking Icons @ the Grammy Awards?
« Reply #110 on: February 15, 2012, 02:21:40 PM »
I would like to point out that some things are quite demonic and evil whether they are done for shock value, as a joke, for financial profit, or as an intentional act of satanic worship. We should recognize evil and call it such, rather than winking at it and adopting a laissez faire posture of tolerance simply because those doing the evil "don't really believe in it."

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Re: Satanists mocking Icons @ the Grammy Awards?
« Reply #111 on: February 15, 2012, 02:23:59 PM »
As master of a Masonic lodge, I was really pleased to see our plans for the Grammy spectacle to come to fruition. After the performance, we all went into the lodge room and toasted each other with wine goblets made from human skulls, followed by a 1204-second round of applause for the sack of Constantinople.

Would you like to know what we have planned for the Oscars?

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« Reply #112 on: February 15, 2012, 02:40:38 PM »
As master of a Masonic lodge, I was really pleased to see our plans for the Grammy spectacle to come to fruition. After the performance, we all went into the lodge room and toasted each other with wine goblets made from human skulls, followed by a 1204-second round of applause for the sack of Constantinople.

Would you like to know what we have planned for the Oscars?


Does it involve child-sacrifice?  Because I had heard that the Masons were formed by the families of Carthaginian exiles who'd escaped after the sack.
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« Reply #113 on: February 15, 2012, 02:52:03 PM »
As master of a Masonic lodge, I was really pleased to see our plans for the Grammy spectacle to come to fruition. After the performance, we all went into the lodge room and toasted each other with wine goblets made from human skulls, followed by a 1204-second round of applause for the sack of Constantinople.

Would you like to know what we have planned for the Oscars?


Does it involve child-sacrifice?  Because I had heard that the Masons were formed by the families of Carthaginian exiles who'd escaped after the sack.

Worse. We bring in an Orthodox child and then teach him five-point Calvinism.

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Re: Satanists mocking Icons @ the Grammy Awards?
« Reply #114 on: February 15, 2012, 02:58:45 PM »
As master of a Masonic lodge, I was really pleased to see our plans for the Grammy spectacle to come to fruition. After the performance, we all went into the lodge room and toasted each other with wine goblets made from human skulls, followed by a 1204-second round of applause for the sack of Constantinople.

Would you like to know what we have planned for the Oscars?


Does it involve child-sacrifice?  Because I had heard that the Masons were formed by the families of Carthaginian exiles who'd escaped after the sack.

Worse. We bring in an Orthodox child and then teach him five-point Calvinism.

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Re: Nicki Minaj's Grammy Performace Mocks Catholicism
« Reply #115 on: February 15, 2012, 03:01:42 PM »
I'm more interested in this statement by the "Catholic Justice League" as I call them:  (from the linked article in OP)

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« Reply #116 on: February 15, 2012, 04:10:04 PM »
As master of a Masonic lodge, I was really pleased to see our plans for the Grammy spectacle to come to fruition. After the performance, we all went into the lodge room and toasted each other with wine goblets made from human skulls, followed by a 1204-second round of applause for the sack of Constantinople.

Would you like to know what we have planned for the Oscars?


Does it involve child-sacrifice?  Because I had heard that the Masons were formed by the families of Carthaginian exiles who'd escaped after the sack.

Worse. We bring in an Orthodox child and then teach him five-point Calvinism.


Either this is just blood-libel or you truly are a fiend.
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Re: Satanists mocking Icons @ the Grammy Awards?
« Reply #117 on: February 15, 2012, 04:44:01 PM »
As master of a Masonic lodge, I was really pleased to see our plans for the Grammy spectacle to come to fruition. After the performance, we all went into the lodge room and toasted each other with wine goblets made from human skulls, followed by a 1204-second round of applause for the sack of Constantinople.

Would you like to know what we have planned for the Oscars?


Does it involve child-sacrifice?  Because I had heard that the Masons were formed by the families of Carthaginian exiles who'd escaped after the sack.

Worse. We bring in an Orthodox child and then teach him five-point Calvinism.


 :laugh: Now we have looked on the face of true evil!
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Re: Satanists mocking Icons @ the Grammy Awards?
« Reply #118 on: February 15, 2012, 04:48:48 PM »
As master of a Masonic lodge, I was really pleased to see our plans for the Grammy spectacle to come to fruition. After the performance, we all went into the lodge room and toasted each other with wine goblets made from human skulls, followed by a 1204-second round of applause for the sack of Constantinople.

Would you like to know what we have planned for the Oscars?


Does it involve child-sacrifice?  Because I had heard that the Masons were formed by the families of Carthaginian exiles who'd escaped after the sack.

Worse. We bring in an Orthodox child and then teach him five-point Calvinism.


Is that compatible with the Phil Jackson inspired triangle offense? You know, a dose of Zen, a shot of Calvin.....

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Re: Nicki Minaj's Grammy Performace Mocks Catholicism
« Reply #119 on: February 15, 2012, 04:56:46 PM »
How original of her to protest/poke fun at Christianity. No one has ever done that before...
Nicki, is no Madonna. Nicki is simply not talented enough to be that contraversial.

Madonna had/s talent? News to me.

And, though I had never heard of Nicki Minaj before this, from the few other songs I'd listened to as research for my earlier reply- girl can flow, and her performance at the Grammy's would have sounded sinister even without onstage Hollywood Catholic melodrama. Which, given what I've read about her "Roman" persona, is the whole point. All in all, I'd put the whole production at least three points higher than "Like a Prayer".
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Re: Satanists mocking Icons @ the Grammy Awards?
« Reply #120 on: February 15, 2012, 04:56:58 PM »
As master of a Masonic lodge, I was really pleased to see our plans for the Grammy spectacle to come to fruition. After the performance, we all went into the lodge room and toasted each other with wine goblets made from human skulls, followed by a 1204-second round of applause for the sack of Constantinople.

Would you like to know what we have planned for the Oscars?


Does it involve child-sacrifice?  Because I had heard that the Masons were formed by the families of Carthaginian exiles who'd escaped after the sack.

Worse. We bring in an Orthodox child and then teach him five-point Calvinism.


 :laugh: Now we have looked on the face of true evil!

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Re: Satanists mocking Icons @ the Grammy Awards?
« Reply #121 on: February 15, 2012, 05:09:00 PM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

As master of a Masonic lodge, I was really pleased to see our plans for the Grammy spectacle to come to fruition. After the performance, we all went into the lodge room and toasted each other with wine goblets made from human skulls, followed by a 1204-second round of applause for the sack of Constantinople.

Would you like to know what we have planned for the Oscars?


Does it involve child-sacrifice?  Because I had heard that the Masons were formed by the families of Carthaginian exiles who'd escaped after the sack.

Worse. We bring in an Orthodox child and then teach him five-point Calvinism.


Is that compatible with the Phil Jackson inspired triangle offense? You know, a dose of Zen, a shot of Calvin.....



In that case go ZONE, it is always the Achilles' Heel of the Triangle, that and Phil Jackson's unrepentant rejection of every implementing a bench with actual talent ;)

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Re: Satanists mocking Icons @ the Grammy Awards?
« Reply #122 on: February 15, 2012, 05:09:30 PM »
As master of a Masonic lodge, I was really pleased to see our plans for the Grammy spectacle to come to fruition. After the performance, we all went into the lodge room and toasted each other with wine goblets made from human skulls, followed by a 1204-second round of applause for the sack of Constantinople.

Would you like to know what we have planned for the Oscars?


Does it involve child-sacrifice?  Because I had heard that the Masons were formed by the families of Carthaginian exiles who'd escaped after the sack.

Worse. We bring in an Orthodox child and then teach him five-point Calvinism.


 :laugh: Now we have looked on the face of true evil!

If a child in your Sunday school should have a fascination with tulips, you will know him to be our handiwork.


So we don't look for secret handshakes, anymore. Tulips are the giveaway! Gotcha!  :laugh:
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Re: Satanists mocking Icons @ the Grammy Awards?
« Reply #123 on: February 15, 2012, 05:10:05 PM »
Greetings in that Divine and Most Precious Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

As master of a Masonic lodge, I was really pleased to see our plans for the Grammy spectacle to come to fruition. After the performance, we all went into the lodge room and toasted each other with wine goblets made from human skulls, followed by a 1204-second round of applause for the sack of Constantinople.

Would you like to know what we have planned for the Oscars?


Does it involve child-sacrifice?  Because I had heard that the Masons were formed by the families of Carthaginian exiles who'd escaped after the sack.

Worse. We bring in an Orthodox child and then teach him five-point Calvinism.


Is that compatible with the Phil Jackson inspired triangle offense? You know, a dose of Zen, a shot of Calvin.....



In that case go ZONE, it is always the Achilles' Heel of the Triangle, that and Phil Jackson's unrepentant rejection of every implementing a bench with actual talent ;)

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Re: Nicki Minaj's Grammy Performace Mocks Catholicism
« Reply #124 on: February 15, 2012, 05:21:56 PM »
Dear everyone,

Holy Martyr Porphyrius pray for us!

St. Porphyrius, Sept 15

An actor, he first mocked at Christians before Julian the Apostate. On one occasion, when he was mimicking the Christian mystery of Baptism, he was dipped into the water, pronouncing the words: 'In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.' When he emerged from the water, he cried out: 'Now I am a Christian!' Everyone thought that this was in jest, as always, but he held firm to it, stopped mocking Christians and finally suffered for Christ. He was beheaded in 361, and entered into the Kingdom of Christ.

From The Prologue From Ochrid by Bishop Nikolai Velimirovich


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Re: Nicki Minaj's Grammy Performace Mocks Catholicism
« Reply #125 on: February 15, 2012, 05:31:03 PM »
Dear everyone,

Holy Martyr Porphyrius pray for us!

St. Porphyrius, Sept 15

An actor, he first mocked at Christians before Julian the Apostate. On one occasion, when he was mimicking the Christian mystery of Baptism, he was dipped into the water, pronouncing the words: 'In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.' When he emerged from the water, he cried out: 'Now I am a Christian!' Everyone thought that this was in jest, as always, but he held firm to it, stopped mocking Christians and finally suffered for Christ. He was beheaded in 361, and entered into the Kingdom of Christ.

From The Prologue From Ochrid by Bishop Nikolai Velimirovich


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The threads' have been merged?! Awww, I was having fun posting in the non-crazy-masonic-conspiracy-theory thread.

Can I make that a suggestion for the future? A Crazy Masonic Conspiracy Theory and Sane Person forum subdivision for every category from now on? Who would I send such a suggestion to?
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The threads' have been merged?! Awww, I was having fun posting in the non-crazy-masonic-conspiracy-theory thread.

Can I make that a suggestion for the future? A Crazy Masonic Conspiracy Theory and Sane Person forum subdivision for every category from now on? Who would I send such a suggestion to?

Agreed.  I was having fun posting in the crazy masonic conspiracy theory thread, but now with the inclusion of some good, serious posts I don't think I'll have as much fun humorously derailing any longer. 
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Re: Satanists mocking Icons @ the Grammy Awards?
« Reply #128 on: February 15, 2012, 08:55:53 PM »
What's confusing? Vamrat, that was hilarious.

PtA doesn't parse functions which call themselves.

It wuz lulz.

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Re: Satanists mocking Icons @ the Grammy Awards?
« Reply #129 on: February 15, 2012, 09:00:29 PM »
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Re: Satanists mocking Icons @ the Grammy Awards?
« Reply #130 on: February 16, 2012, 02:01:17 AM »
What's confusing? Vamrat, that was hilarious.

PtA doesn't parse functions which call themselves.
Actually, you haven't seen me program a function that calculates a mathematical factorial (x!). ;D Program one of those bad boys to use recursion (x! = x * (x - 1)! = x * (x - 1) * (x -2)! = ...), then plug in a large starting number to test it, and you could end up choking your computer with a big recursion stack. That, and the end result would cause overflow errors, even with a 64-bit integer, with not that big a starting number.
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Re: Satanists mocking Icons @ the Grammy Awards?
« Reply #131 on: February 16, 2012, 10:51:14 AM »
What's confusing? Vamrat, that was hilarious.

PtA doesn't parse functions which call themselves.
Actually, you haven't seen me program a function that calculates a mathematical factorial (x!). ;D Program one of those bad boys to use recursion (x! = x * (x - 1)! = x * (x - 1) * (x -2)! = ...), then plug in a large starting number to test it, and you could end up choking your computer with a big recursion stack. That, and the end result would cause overflow errors, even with a 64-bit integer, with not that big a starting number.
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Re: Satanists mocking Icons @ the Grammy Awards?
« Reply #132 on: February 16, 2012, 10:53:36 AM »
What's confusing? Vamrat, that was hilarious.

PtA doesn't parse functions which call themselves.
Actually, you haven't seen me program a function that calculates a mathematical factorial (x!). ;D Program one of those bad boys to use recursion (x! = x * (x - 1)! = x * (x - 1) * (x -2)! = ...), then plug in a large starting number to test it, and you could end up choking your computer with a big recursion stack. That, and the end result would cause overflow errors, even with a 64-bit integer, with not that big a starting number.
Ummm, is the correct answer...toast?  ??? ??? ???
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Re: Nicki Minaj's Grammy Performace Mocks Catholicism
« Reply #133 on: February 16, 2012, 10:55:10 AM »
Is this the wrong place to say that I thought it was really well done and one of the most interesting pop pieces I've seen in a long time? And that in all fairness, the action on the screen fit the events of the song, wherein someone suspected of insanity (or demon possession) is being subjected to treatment above and beyond what they were willing to undergo at the hands of supposedly benevolent authority figures?

Roman Catholicism and exorcism are the more famous examples in pop culture thanks to films such as The Exorcist, almost demanding that a Roman priest and rites be used in the performance for cultural literacy, but there are multiple news stories per year about Charismatic sects going too far in their attempts to expel demons (usually in the case of some rebellious teenage girl likely tired of putting up with her family's wacko crap). The problem is, there is no easily recognizable backwoods "Pentecostal Preacher" visual short-hand, unlike Roman Catholicism (monks, priests, nuns, etc) or even Televangelists (slick hair, expensive suit, cross on podium).

At the end of the day I don't think this video is any more anti-Roman Catholic than Pink Floyd's Another Brick in the Wall pt 2 was against education.

I can see where you are coming from with this.  All the same, I think Nicki Minaj should be tossed into a river to see if she floats or not, then subsequently burnt.  Wouldn't want people to get the idea that they can make fun of Christianity and get away with it.
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Re: Nicki Minaj's Grammy Performace Mocks Catholicism
« Reply #134 on: February 16, 2012, 11:17:20 AM »
Is this the wrong place to say that I thought it was really well done and one of the most interesting pop pieces I've seen in a long time? And that in all fairness, the action on the screen fit the events of the song, wherein someone suspected of insanity (or demon possession) is being subjected to treatment above and beyond what they were willing to undergo at the hands of supposedly benevolent authority figures?

Roman Catholicism and exorcism are the more famous examples in pop culture thanks to films such as The Exorcist, almost demanding that a Roman priest and rites be used in the performance for cultural literacy, but there are multiple news stories per year about Charismatic sects going too far in their attempts to expel demons (usually in the case of some rebellious teenage girl likely tired of putting up with her family's wacko crap). The problem is, there is no easily recognizable backwoods "Pentecostal Preacher" visual short-hand, unlike Roman Catholicism (monks, priests, nuns, etc) or even Televangelists (slick hair, expensive suit, cross on podium).

At the end of the day I don't think this video is any more anti-Roman Catholic than Pink Floyd's Another Brick in the Wall pt 2 was against education.

I can see where you are coming from with this.  All the same, I think Nicki Minaj should be tossed into a river to see if she floats or not, then subsequently burnt.  Wouldn't want people to get the idea that they can make fun of Christianity and get away with it.

I'd be careful with that burning thing though....I recall a former poster who got into a big argument that didn't end well which included his accusation that burning of heretics and witches was limited to our Western friends.