Not to send another topic sprawling away, but I the keynote at our conference on Saturday had a very interesting argument. He claimed that men (or, more specifically, testosterone levels in anyone) affect how you perceive and/or experience time. So, someone with a high level of testosterone (most men, or perhaps women who are undergoing testosterone injections) will be much more concerned about *when* things take place, the exact number of days that have passed since an event, and so on. So, we might want to know, say, exactly how many years we've been playing games, or just how many hours it took us to complete Metroid Prime, etc. According to his research, women are much less likely to know or care about such things (I'm guessing he's excluding birthdays and anniversaries, which are obviously very important to them). But he argues that since men were the hunters in the tribe, we had to be much more cognizant of the passing of time (though to me this begs the question--assuming women were doing the farming/gathering/child bearing--wouldn't time also be important for them?)
He has studied many, many Youtube videos of men and women of all shades of sexuality. Anyone with normal to high testosterone levels (for a regular man) is much more likely to say things in their videos like, "It's been exactly three months since I came out," or "I realized I was gay when I was 12 years old," etc, whereas the lesbians or male-to-females hardly ever made such statements or anything like them (indeed, they claimed not to know or thought it was a very slow, gradual process). I also thought about how often I've been asked to say just how many years I've known a friend; seems like men or women are just as likely to ask, but I'll pay attention from now on. In my case, if you asked my wife and I how long we've been married, I'd have to sit down and calculate it. Elizabeth would probably know instantly.
The keynoter (Keith Dorwick, if you're interested) also said he thought this might be a control issue; having "control" over time gives us a sense of power associated with manliness.
So, in other words, if you have your plan to see this move down to "1800 hours" or whatever it is, good for you. :P
This movie has the who's who of movie tough guys in it; even Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis are apparently going to do cameos!
The underground movie geek sites have been buzzing about this movie for most of this year, calling this, in effect, the manliest man movie to ever be conceived! Pass the testosterone!
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LOL. I'm marking my calendar, that's for sure.