How to pomegranate?

Seeing fresh pomegranates in the store recently has me thinking about trying to do something with them for the first time. I have to admit though that I'm a little bit intimidated by them. How do you get the pomegranate goodness off of the little seeds? Maybe I should just buy one and play with it instead of asking for advice online, but they've always seemed incredibly laborous - like the fruit equivalent of picking bits of chicken meat off a whole carcass. Is there some method I'm not understanding?

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