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Arc Tempest



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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 6:32 am    Post subject: 5/30/07 - Validation Reply with quote



That's gotta be the longest tagline yet.
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i don't get it
can someone explain to me what a validation is in american cinemas?
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 8:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kibate wrote:
i don't get it
can someone explain to me what a validation is in american cinemas?


I was just about to ask the same thing myself.

UPDATE: my American colleague tells me it is to allow you to have free parking...
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't understand exactly what validation is in this context, but Seymour's glee is universal. That plus the ticket lady's order in the end deeply amuses me.
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 1:40 pm    Post subject: . . Reply with quote

valiD
as well as for human purpose, a more prosaic 'validation' is commonly asked for the vehicle parking also (discounted or comp'd as part of a service). kind of like a receipt added value, it's nice to receive.
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 1:51 pm    Post subject: Meaning what? Reply with quote

When Tat is subtle, he is very subtle indeed! I loved the way this comic slowly enveloped me -- like hot fudge over cold ice cream!

Validation is sometimes used to be about Parking -- so getting a validation at the downtown cinema could be about Seymour having free parking for the movie. One level at the top.

Also tho' validation is used in this religious context -- "Jesus died for our sins so we are validated, from our sinful existence, by grace to go to heaven." It's a bit ironic that the goody girl as a movie ticket seller could validate Seymour for heaven especially when Seymour doesn't get the religious mystery of validation (panel 2) -- but then again who really does? Seymour has ticket punched to go to heaven for going to a movie! (another ironic spin).

Yet another spin could be that we all wonder if we're valid -- does our existence have any meaning? And so the last panel is Seymour "in love" since he is in fact a valid person.

Of course -- sometimes a whale is just a whale ... Moby Dick. I liked it on all those levels, even if those levels may not have been intended.
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 2:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love not living in a big city anymore. Don't get me wrong, of course a city offers more to do.. but paying an arm and a leg for parking, is a bitch no matter how you look at it.
I would've been gleeful, just like Seymour, to be validated.

(To foreigners: its usually a stamp retailers add to your reciept to prove that you've shopped with them in the past hour or what not. Then when you leave the parking deck, you show that to the attendant and either get a discount or get free parking as a thank you for being a paying patron.)
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The tagline is from an old school SNL skit.

God damn I miss John Belushi.
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 8:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

except marvin smiley wasn't a belushi character.

<edit> make that stuart smalley.
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nah I'm pretty sure it was Phil Hartman, it would have been very strange to see Belushi try doing Marvin Smiley.
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

al franken.

hartman did about everyone else. dang, hadn't thought of him in ages - he's one to miss also.
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No no, Belushi started that phrase, if you look way back it's a skit he did.

Smiley came after.
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2007 11:12 pm    Post subject: Re: . . Reply with quote

The joke is that church people are always looking for validation. Another person to justify their existance and give them the "thumbs up! you're okay" message.

The word "validation" is often used to describe attention seeking women, who "seek validation" for their actions. Church people are very similar.

The joke is that churchies like Seymore need validation, and get really excited when they get it.

In other news, you all should listen to this song called opiate. I posted a link to the video, but you can hear the song as well.



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