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Sarcasm is dead. Likes and RTs obviously mean endorsements. Misanthrope, sophomaniac and anti-(baby)murder. Salafi Shi'i, Indian jnoubi. I like smiles.
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Can be better Feb 4
Replying to @ElegantiaeArbit
Does it look cool because it looks like a gigantic old style Air Conditioner?
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Can be better Jan 31
Death isn't really an end. But.. the reality that we'll never get to live through favourite moments with that particular person will absolutely wreck your conscience. That's the tragedy of death, it's the complete impossibility of anything tangible and new with someone we adore
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Can be better 9 Mar 18
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Can be better Jan 6
Replying to @abmu17
Scorsese was right and he didn't go far enough. Americans live in a rotting theme park disguised as a civil society.
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Can be better Jan 6
Replying to @abmu17
So the best analogues come from popular culture. SpongeBob, Spiderman, Rey or (RDJ's) Ironman. These are the cultural phenomenon that evokes human emotions such as awe, admiration, loyalty in large swathes of population. Not their leaders.
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Can be better Jan 6
Replying to @abmu17
The closest is someone like Trump, or to a smaller scale Bernie. But every other cultural icon is an carefully crafted through popular culture and market curation. Even Trump is viral meme that peaked enough to become president, and not a genuine, enduring popular phenomenon.
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Can be better Jan 6
Replying to @abmu17
So this national arcade ride is evident when you see ubiquitous political analysis through the prism of Harry Potter and GoT. And what this constant plugging out has done is creating a society without genuine human elements like heroes. Americans have no Soleimani equivalent.
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Can be better Jan 6
Replying to @abmu17
And to him, marvel films were as far removed from cinema as earth is from Alpha Centauri. To him they are theme parks. Impressive spectacles that is constructed specifically for sensory overload, immersion, relief and distraction. And that is America's cultural footprint atm.
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Can be better Jan 6
Replying to @abmu17
And his initial remarks touched a nerve unlike other outrages. Amnesiac rage where one hot topic is replaced by another in the matter of hours, his remarks stood strong and evoked strong responses and debate for months. The discussion about impeachment died faster
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Can be better Jan 6
Replying to @abmu17
Scorsese described Marvel cinemas as 'not cinema'. Cinema to him is an art depicting the human experience, in all its paradoxical complexities. The dialectic of human interactions bringing about a revelation of aesthetics, spirituality and emotion. And the vision of the artist.
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Can be better Jan 6
This tweet reminded me of last year's most brutal front of the culture war: Disney vs Scorsese. And in a way, this random Iranian caller flabbergasted about an appropriate retaliation to their tragedy, is exposing the vapidness of contemp-America/na.
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Can be better Jan 3
Replying to @ElegantiaeArbit
Are you kidding me, there's at least 300 salafis who would watch the fall of sassanids.
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Can be better Jan 3
follow back bro.
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Can be better Dec 31
Let's make this decade a bit more active for this account
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Can be better 20 Aug 19
Well 'ello mates
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Can be better 11 Aug 19
Eid Mubarak folks (: Mine is tomorrow but insha Allah you guys all have a great time today as well
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Can be better 21 Jun 19
I have never told you either.
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Can be better 21 Jun 19
Have a great jumuah people
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Can be better 21 Jun 19
Replying to @abmu17
But my account certainly seems to be
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Can be better 21 Jun 19
Well.. I'm not dead
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