Oscars easier to call without seeing the movies

Oscars easier to call without seeing the movies

Nike mercurial superfly cheap if you are a Nike Hypervenom Phelon TF dedicated moviegoer, or even if you are not, you might find yourself drawn into an Oscars pool.

You might find yourself looking at the long nike mercurial superfly cheap lists of categories and nominations and wondering how you can possibly pick the winners when the only movie you saw in the theatre in all of 2015 was an Adam Sandler groaner because Star Wars was full, and Sandler isn’t even nominated. Not that he ever had a chance. Comedies almost never win Academy Awards. It’s discrimination, pure and simple. Follow the pushback on Twitter at OscarsSoSerious.

And don’t worry about competing in an Oscars pool if you haven’t seen all or even any of the nominated movies. There are about 60. To watch them all would take three regular workweeks. That’s more than most people can manage, including the people who vote on the Oscars. Like anyone else, they have other things to do, important things, such as binge watching Making a Murderer on Netflix. Then one day their votes are due and they still haven’t seen The Danish Girl, say, a British biopic about a Danish transgender artist in Paris in the 1920s, struggling with her sexual identity. The film has two nominations for best actor and best supporting actress. They are brilliant, I’m sure, but the subject matter is difficult. Netflix beckons.

To predict the Oscar winners, if not to vote on them, seeing the movies is almost a disadvantage. Your view then is coloured by personal preferences. You might think a movie is terrific, but remember, the awards are for the best, not for the most entertaining. In this case, “best” is what reflects most favourably on the people who vote. They want the winners to be movies that make them look good. Then they can spend the next year walking around with their chests out instead of defending their choices.

Consider, for instance, the award for best picture. If it nike mercurial superfly cheap was decided purely on entertainment value, Mad Max: Fury Road would certainly win. It’s a total blast. Academy members, however will not support Fury Road. They won’t want to be explaining for the rest of their lives that Mel Gibson wasn’t in this one.

The choice that needs no explaining is The nike mercurial superfly cheap Revenant. It celebrates courage, perseverance and gruesome special effects, all of which reflect well on the film industry. The Revenant also celebrates Leonardo DiCaprio, a genuine movie star who off screen stands against all the right things. The Revenant also is shockingly violent, so no one can accuse the Academy of playing it Nike Hypervenom Phelon TF safe. Is The Revenant the best movie? I don’t know, but it is perfectly cast in the role of best movie.

Fury Road will do better in categories like cinematography and visual effects because no one remembers these awards and voters will feel bad about not giving it the best picture award when Mel Gibson wasn’t even involved.

You can apply this analysis to all of the categories. Consider the award for best foreign language film. This is perhaps the most difficult of categories to predict since almost no one has seen any of the entries. As usual, they all are punishingly grim. The nominees: A Hungarian film about Auschwitz; a Colombian film about the last surviving member of an indigenous tribe; A French Turkish film about sisters growing up in repressive rural Turkey; a Jordanian film about a Bedouin orphan buffeted by the turmoil of the First World War; and a Danish film about Nike Hypervenom Phelon TF a soldier accused of war crimes in Afghanistan. Anyone who watched all these would need counselling.

Predicting the winner from this jolly fare is easier. It will be the Colombian entry about the last surviving member of his tribe. The award will signal Hollywood’s particular displeasure with aboriginal dislocation, while acknowledging a 98 per cent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

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Niche Dating Site Forces People to Pass IQ Test Before Hook’n Up

Niche Dating Site Forces People to Pass IQ Test Before Hook’n Up

Nike mercurial superfly cheap cleats soccer if you’re very smart and very single, a new specialized dating site could be your saviour. An interview with founder Trine Jensen reveals what gives this smarty pants website its legs. The site is so exclusive you have to pass an IQ test to even join.

The IQ test is the biggest game changer for the site, for better or worse. It’s a difficult test asking 18 questions pertaining to patterns and shapes. Supposedly, this test is “culture fair” so various ethnicities can approach the test equally, no language skills required.

After two Digital Journal staffers (myself and colleague Chris Hogg) took the test and failed, we wondered if the IQ test would block users interested in joining the site. It’s too early to say if the site’s IQ test is flawed, but it’s obvious elitism is the name of the game for specialized dating sites like this one. Both Hogg and I consider ourselves to be relatively intelligent people, but clearly we had issues with determining the circle square dot squiggly line sequence. site’s launch, it attracted 167 members. The Danish site has been up for three weeks and has close to 1,300 members. I felt that it was desirable to sort by some kind of criterion. Since intelligence for me is an important characteristic in my future partner, I thought it would be interesting to use an intelligence test to sort by.

You can also use the site for social networking if you are not looking for dating, but would merely like to meet other people with high IQ’s. I found that if you have a high IQ, but not high enough to join Mensa, there really wasn’t anywhere else to go until now. We have a debate forum which I think is an important feature at the site, and an instant messenger function. I expect to add a blog feature soon as well. I would like the user interface to become more advanced in the future, but so far all the money for the site is currently coming out of my own pocket. test and failed. But I consider myself intelligent, but not based on a Mensa test. test is too hard or misleading?

Jensen: Sorry to hear that you failed. Based on the statistics from the Danish version of the site that has been up and running for 3 weeks now, I don’t think the test is too hard.

Approximately 20 per cent of the people who have taken the test, have passed it. I’m aiming for the top 15 per cent of the population, and since people with high IQ’s are more likely to take the test than people with low IQ’s, I believe it’s close to what I was aiming for. But the test will be evaluated and adjusted on a continuing basis.

I agree that this kind of test is not the only way to measure intelligence it also depends on how you define intelligence. But I found that a test consisting only of images was the most culture fair way of testing intelligence. Tests that test mathmatical or verbal skills give people who haven’t gone to school for a lot of years a disadvantage. I wanted to avoid that. Lavalife)?

Jensen: I think there is a future for niche dating sites. They can never get as big as the cleats soccer general ones, but I think that’s an advantage. If it is important to you that your future partner posses a specific quality or are interested in a particular hobby, niche dating sites are a good way to “sort out the noise,

Jensen: nike mercurial superfly cheap I have experienced that myself, and I hear from a lot of women that men can be intimidated by a woman who’s more intelligent. I say that my site is a way for women to meet men who are equally or more intelligent than themselves, and who cleats soccer will not be intimidated by their intelligence. And after all, the men who are on the site must be interested in meeting intelligent women or they wouldn’t be there in the first place.

Jensen: In the coming year, I cleats soccer hope that the site will continue to grow, and that the IQ test and the site in general will continue being improved. And I hope a lot of people will meet new friends and potential life partners cleats soccer nike mercurial superfly cheap.