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  • Last Movie You Saw & What Did you Think

    Hatorian said:
    Das Boot Directors Cut

    such a good movie. It’s a marathon to watch but worth it. It also made the scene in Beerfest(Super Trooper guys) where the Germans go to America to try and get the beer recipe 100x more hilarious when you realise the father is the captain in Das Boot and they sneak into the beer hall via submarine. 

    I wish they made more World War 2 movies focused on the European war. I mean we did get Dunkirk and 1917 (not WW2) which had 0 Americans. But I would like some more films focused on Germany. There are a few out there for those interested but they are more Low Budget. 

    Land of Mine(English title)
    Stalingrad (1993)
    Come and See

    All highly recommend. 

    You should add Downfall to the list. If you haven't seen it yet check it out. I thought it was extremely well done and acted. 
  • Best/Most Moving Scene In One Pic

  • Best/Most Moving Scene In One Pic

  • Best/Most Moving Scene In One Pic

  • Protests Across the America

    I've got a question for the forums because I know we have smart people on here and I trust/respect your opinions  despite only having online interactions. My son is almost four, and as we watch news of the protests he of course is curious. He is seeing people being angry and so he naturally asks why. My wife and I have told him that a man was hurt and killed and people are upset about it. As innocently as a four year old does, he asks who and we tell him some police officers did. He thinks (as most of us were taught as children) that police are the good people and that they help. We just explain that the police made a bad decision and now they are in some trouble but not all police are like that. I'm being super intentional in trying to raise him with the understanding that some people are treated differently for things like the color of their skin and that we need to do all we can to stop that. I am trying to balance the line of truth while still being somewhat delicate as not to completely turn my son in to a cynic so early (life does that in due time). Is this the right approach? What conversation would you have/are having with your kids about this? 
    Our kid is about the same age as yours. We've had very similar conversations with her about what's going on. I think honesty is important, and kids understand more than you think. This is a lesson they need to learn if anything will ever change. Be honest, but try not to scare them. The times write a good article on this if you want some tips:

    When my kid saw all the windows on our street being boarded up, she asked me about it. I explained to her that the people who owned the stores were worried that protesters might break the windows. She turned to me and asked, "Do we need to board up our windows?" I told her no that we were safe and didn't need to do it. She stood there and thought about it for a minute and then said, "Yeah, are windows are too high up for anyone to break." We live on the third floor. Kind of brakes your heart that your kid has to think about this stuff, that's why it's so important that we change this once and for all.