"Absolutely. I'm with Daniel Dennet in that I think myth shapes minds. If you want to understand a culture, you should first try to understand their myths. Keep in mind that movies and television are modern day myths... and they build on older…"
"Anime(and video games) made me want to learn about Japanese culture. I took Japanese in high school and 2 classes in college. Overall, not impressed with japanese culture. They are extremely xenophobic, sexist, and hive mind mentality. Their history…"
Since there are alot of dust and cobwebs on the discussion board, I wanted to ask if watching anime gets you interested in learning everything about Japan beyond watching the anime like the culture and language? Or do you just have interest in the anime and nothing else about the country intrigues you? Anime is art, but I find that anime would be a good way for people to get interest in the country, based of the unique art style of it, the genres offered with it, and the emotions in animation…See More
"My first anime shows were Dragonball Z and Tenchi Muyo (and possibly Cowboy Bebop). More like ones that were shown on Toonami back in the Mid-late 90's. Back then, I still didn't get too interested in anime until InuYasha…"
"I am definitely a fan. I liked him as a child and in the last five years have explored his more activist stances and causes. There is probably no one I have ever heard speak, privately or publicly, whose views on religion and politics line up…"
"I love Penn! I've been listening to him a lot lately. Although his Penn Point videos are kind of annoying with all of the ads and constant camera switching. Penn is a very gracious and thoughtful guy."
"I think I heard some man named Jillette on the Hannidy radio show and hear there that he was also on The Apprentice. Hannidy was kind to him (unbelievably) and Jillette was a very patient, kind man...nicer than I would've been…"
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