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Title: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on June 14, 2008, 05:01:10 AM
Dear Hidden Tracks,

Quit acting so childish.  I can see you.

Sincerely,

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on June 14, 2008, 11:09:09 AM
Dear Time,

Go back.

Sincerely,

Basil
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Post by: ¡Keith! on June 14, 2008, 02:32:37 PM
Dear Craig Kilborn

Come back.

Sincerely,

Keith
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Tequila on June 14, 2008, 04:11:56 PM
Dear Windows,

I hate you.

Sincerely,

Tequila
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on June 15, 2008, 01:16:51 PM
Dear Inspiration,

Strike.

Sincerely,

Basil
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Post by: alexarch on June 15, 2008, 01:19:32 PM
Dear spare tire,

Stay or leave.  Didn't your mother tell you it's rude to lurk in doorways?

Sincerely,
Alex
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on June 15, 2008, 06:29:38 PM
Dear this thread,

I like you.

Sincerely,

Basil
XOXOXO
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on June 15, 2008, 09:42:50 PM
Dear everybody,

Keep on keepin' on.

Love, Everybody else.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: J5er on June 16, 2008, 01:59:06 AM
Dear Kelly Clarkson

Thank you for being the most amazing person on earth. 

Sincerely,

J5er
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on June 16, 2008, 07:05:42 AM
Dear Monday mornings,

Please stop sucking so much.

Thanks,
ses
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on June 16, 2008, 07:25:58 AM
Dear Jobs,

Please stop happening. Alternately, stop being so long.

Love,

Junior.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: secondcitywolverine on June 16, 2008, 09:06:42 AM
Dear Liver,
I apologize for what I have done to you these past few years and admire your stamina.

In awe,
SCW
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on June 16, 2008, 09:19:15 AM
Dear George Lucas,

Just Stop.

With Contempt,

This Guy
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Post by: m_rturnage on June 16, 2008, 10:01:00 AM
Dear George Lucas,

While retroactively ruining everything you've done before, you somehow overlooked Howard the Duck. Please spend the rest of your time and money tinkering with that movie instead of the ones I like.

Sincerely,

RT the Human
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 16, 2008, 10:56:02 AM
Dear 365 page Desk Calendar,

Please parse out the good bits over all of your pages instead of blowing them all in January.

Yours Truely,

Not Laughing.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on June 16, 2008, 12:31:38 PM
Dear you,

Post something.

Sincerely,

Basil
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on June 16, 2008, 12:34:12 PM
Dear beginning,

Where are you?

Sincerely,

Basil
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on June 16, 2008, 07:05:42 PM
Dear Twilight of My Existence,

I don't think we should see each other right now.
I have too many good things going to fit you in.

Nothing Personal,

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on June 16, 2008, 08:45:10 PM
Dear Clouds,

Please stop being photogenic. It's getting boring.

Love,

My blog readers.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oneaprilday on June 17, 2008, 10:44:45 PM
Dear stupid, slow internet,

Speed up.

Woefully yours,
OAD
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on June 18, 2008, 02:02:45 PM
Dear nappers,

Teach me.

Sincerely,

Basil
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on June 22, 2008, 08:23:23 PM
Dear America,

Maybe I owe you an apology.  Maybe you're all right after all (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=3869.msg123541#msg123541).

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on June 22, 2008, 08:27:10 PM
Dear Acid Reflux,

I think it's time we split up. It's you not me.

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: winrit on June 22, 2008, 08:29:16 PM
Dear Acid Reflux,

I can't believe you cheated on me with Marty. We are SO over!

Bite me,

~A
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on June 23, 2008, 08:14:43 AM
Dear Acid Reflux,

I didn't know you were into women too.
Maybe I was wrong about us.

Call me,

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 23, 2008, 10:45:59 AM
Dear Spammers,

Occasionally I have to thank you for amazing lines like this:

"Obama grows great length through herbal supplements"

Yours Truly,
KK
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on June 23, 2008, 07:17:32 PM
Dear Day From Hell,

I don't know how else to say this, so I will be direct:

You need to leave me alone. Stop following me. Go find someone else to share in your misery.

It will never work,

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on June 23, 2008, 07:18:44 PM
Dear Acid Reflux,

Why haven't you called?
Have you been seeing A?


Miss you,

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: winrit on June 23, 2008, 09:08:33 PM
Dear M,

Do you really expect me to put my life on hold for you? You can't wait to see me at 3:00 a.m. with beer breath and pizza in your teeth, but the next day you act like it was all meaningless? That really stings. Sometimes I wonder if you ever even liked hot wings?

Wondering if it was all a lie,

Acid Reflux





 
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Kalbiqueen on June 23, 2008, 11:45:24 PM
Dear week-long headache,

You can go now.  I know I needed you to get out of that thing the other day, but it's over now.  Go find someone else.

xoxo
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: karlwinslow on June 23, 2008, 11:48:13 PM
dear acid reflux,

thank you for being untapped comedy gold.

~ kw
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on June 23, 2008, 11:56:03 PM
Dear Fancy Feast,

I just saw another commercial for your "restaurant-inspired food for cats," and it reminded me of a question I've been meaning to ask for years—

Are you frickin' serious?

Sincerely,

pixote
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Post by: winrit on June 24, 2008, 12:09:59 AM
Dear Pixote,

Mmm...

(http://i109.photobucket.com/albums/n52/winrit/fold-out.jpg)


~Cat
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on June 24, 2008, 11:51:35 AM
Dear A,

You are all fancy talk when we are alone - eating sausage, pizza and Slim Jims - but who is this Pepto Bismo bitch you run off to before you go to bed???
Yes, I know all about PB and her fancy pink outfits.
She makes you forget all about me doesn't she?
I CAN'T BELEIVE THIS - I DUMPED M FOR YOU!!!!!

Please just tell me this a phase you are going through (like in college).

I need you to need me,

Acid Reflux
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on June 24, 2008, 11:54:00 AM
Dear three people who read my blog,

Get ready, tonight's gonna be a doozy.

Love, me.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: winrit on June 24, 2008, 05:46:30 PM
Dear M,

I don't know why we let Acid Reflux come between us. I thought AR would always be there for me, but has really only caused me more pain. M, I think you feel the same. Want to get together for a nice salad and leave AR behind? I know we'll be happier in the long run.

To new beginnings,

~A



Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on June 24, 2008, 06:05:27 PM
A,

I agree - AR has caused me nothing but pain.
It don't know why AR has come between us but (and I feel this in my gut) I don't think AR has our best interests in mind.
The salad sounds delightful.
Also I want you to meet a friend of mine: Zantac.

To old friends (and new),

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: winrit on June 24, 2008, 06:22:04 PM
Dear A and M,

I know you have been colluding behind my back. You better watch out because I'm going to come for both of you and when I do, it's going to hurt. I know you can't live without me. Think twice before you order from your favorite pizza place. I'll be waiting.

Forever burned,

Acid Reflux



Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on June 24, 2008, 11:56:01 PM
Dear Simple Machines Forum,

It'd be cool if, in your next version, you update it so that the percentages in multiple-selection polls are based on total voters, not total votes.  'Cause results like this (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=3891.0) don't make a lot of sense.

With love,

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 25, 2008, 01:06:58 AM
Dear 24hr Pharmacy,

You get me.

Cheers-
K2
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: lise on June 25, 2008, 01:14:41 AM
Dear Brain,

Can you please turn off so I can go to sleep.

Thanks,

Lise
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 25, 2008, 04:44:41 AM
Dear YouTube Insight,

You are now how I measure my worth.

Forever Yours,
K
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on June 25, 2008, 07:57:23 AM
Dear Fat,

Begone from me. You are nothing butt trouble ab I can't have you in my life.

Love (handles)

Marty
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: winrit on June 25, 2008, 01:01:55 PM
Dear pix and M,

Cheese puns are the only puns that make the grate.

Fonduely yours,

A
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on June 25, 2008, 06:12:25 PM
Dear Acid Reflux,

I ate a suasage buiscuit today and of course I thought of you.
How can I feel this way when you have brought nothing but pain into my life?
Deep in my gut - I still burn for you.

We belong together,

~M

Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: winrit on June 25, 2008, 11:55:13 PM
Dear M,

I love you. Let's never fight again.

My heart burns for only you,

Acid Reflux
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 26, 2008, 12:02:13 AM
Dear Acid Reflux,

I've never heard of you.  I don't know who your are or why you are such a tumultuous part of the lives of others but I am happy for never having met you. I feel special. You also seem to bring out a strange punnyness in otherwise normal people. Please continue your trajectory and leave me alone.  I feel as though I am missing nothing.  It is much more awesomer that way.

Sincerely-

Feelin Fine
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on June 27, 2008, 12:09:51 PM
Dear pizza,

Don't taunt me.

Sincerely,

Basil
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on June 27, 2008, 12:36:22 PM
Dear mold,

I hate you and so do my antibodies. Go away.

Sincerely,

Face
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: J5er on June 27, 2008, 01:23:51 PM
Hello,
Please stop making me not act like myself and completely screw up my thought process.  I thought I knew what I wanted, and how I wanted to live my life, then you came along and it all is f*cked up.  I want to talk to you, but I know that's not a good idea on so many levels.  What I hate is that with you gone like this, I haven't just gotten rid of the issue, I've also gotten rid of a friend.
Sooner rather than later?

Best wishes,

Mr. Ordinary Day
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on June 28, 2008, 08:44:38 PM
Dear Brewers,

Please don't move above a .500 record on the road.  Because then I'd have to really, truly believe in you, and watch all your games, and read every article about you, and I so don't have time for that.

Respectfully,

pixote

P.S. I believe all these issues can be resolved by activating Eric Gagne from the DL and returning him to the closer's role.  Please get right on that.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on June 28, 2008, 08:49:35 PM
To whom it may concern:

Please don't be difficult.

-Bas
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: J5er on June 29, 2008, 02:13:12 AM
Dear Victoria Beckham,
You're alright with me. I know you're seen as useless and self-indulgent, and that may be true, but your stellar work with the Spice Girls pardons you from whatever crap you get into with the Cruise's.
Viva forever,
J5er
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 29, 2008, 06:17:31 AM
Dear J5er,

Tell me what you want.  What you really, really want.

Yours
Becks.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on June 29, 2008, 09:31:19 AM
Dear Banana Cream Pie,

You are a sly and devious trickster who is only interested in your own consumption.
Quit flaunting your crust like a cheap tart who lets her thong creep out from beneath her jeans...

Oh yeah - you are cheap tart.

~Marty
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: J5er on June 29, 2008, 01:16:45 PM
Dear Becks,
I wanna AH I wanna AH I wanna AH I wanna AH I wanna ZIGGA ZIGGA ZIGGA ZIGGA ZIG ZAG!
Sincerely,
J5er
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on June 29, 2008, 01:24:21 PM
Dear Real Life,

Sorry I am not more excited to see you.  I enjoyed my vacation too much. 

ses
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on June 30, 2008, 08:17:59 PM
Deer halapeeno Cheezburgr,

I can haz you...oh hai asid rephlux!

Lolz
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on July 07, 2008, 08:13:56 PM
Dear Patience,

Become me.

Sincerely,

Basil
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on July 07, 2008, 08:18:54 PM
Dear Sense of Self Worth,

It's been a long hard day - where's the little tube so I can re-inflate you?

Seriously,

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: lise on July 07, 2008, 08:39:31 PM
Dear Marty,

I think I lost the tube under the couch. Sorry for deflating on you.

-SoSW
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: saltine on July 07, 2008, 09:02:43 PM
Dear I-70,

You're HELL in the rain.

Saltine
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: J5er on July 07, 2008, 10:02:37 PM
Dear God,
If you're up there, strike down Tim Allen as a sign, please?
Thanks,
Someone
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on July 07, 2008, 10:06:28 PM
Dear J5er,

Tim Allen gets a pass because of Galaxy Quest...and Toy Story (I & II).

To Infinity and Beyond,

~G
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on July 08, 2008, 10:14:02 PM
Dear National League,

All your base are belong to us.

Sincerely,

The Brewers of Milwaukee
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on July 11, 2008, 07:21:04 PM
Dear Brett,

I actually think you've handled this great.  By retiring, you let me mentally move on to the Aaron Rodgers era (*shudder*) and now, a few months later, I'm actually excited at the prospect of watching you play for another team.  It'd be amazing, actually, to finally be able to watch you play without caring about how a dumb interception might cost the Packers the game.  Have as many 3 TD, 3 INT games for the Ravens as you want; I'd be tuned in every week with a smile on my face.

Going to a NFC team would be awkward, though.  Try to avoid that, k?  Montana and Chiefs is a good model.  (And he's still considered one of the greatest ever, right?  So, yeah, ignore all that 'tarnish your legacy' nonsense.)

See you on Sundays!

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: secondcitywolverine on July 12, 2008, 10:32:10 AM
Dear Metra,
You actually made the Chicago Transit Authority look good. Congrats!

SCW
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Aaron on July 12, 2008, 11:10:44 AM
Dear 10th job interviewer ,
I sit through you silly characters study and answer the CINECAST!ing same questions over and over (my favorite : Tell me a few things about yourself that you would change?  What, aside from drowning cats and killing people who ask me silly CINECAST!ing questions?).

The interview is like a stage play that you have to make up in your head.  Sometimes you have to be funny, other times you have to be as serious as a tax collector.  What I have come to believe in my heart of hearts is that the interview has almost nothing to do with the job that you ultimatly have to do.   In fact, I pretty much know when I am going to be called back 5 minutes into your stupid interview.  I've killed interviews just so that I don't have to spend another minute looking at your face or answer your questions any longer.
Hell is an interview that never ends.

Unemployed
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on July 12, 2008, 09:14:30 PM
Dear App Store,

You are awesome. I always wanted my iPod to be a lightsaber.

Love, Hipsters.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on July 13, 2008, 12:46:09 AM
Dear Blue M&Ms,

I still hate you.  You'll never replace Tan.  Not in my heart.

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on July 13, 2008, 06:55:03 PM
Dear Blue M&Ms,

I still hate you.  You'll never replace Tan.  Not in my heart.

pixote
Don't blame me, I voted for purple!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: JokerXgg on July 13, 2008, 07:48:43 PM
Dear Kidney...

Please come back, I miss you

Sincerely,
Joker
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on July 14, 2008, 01:34:35 PM
Dear Quebec,

Please don't make me go to Buffalo, NY. The border crossing is much more convenient.

Sincerely,
Face
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on July 14, 2008, 03:18:13 PM
Dear Buffalo,

It was nice to see you today.

Sincerely,

Basil
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on July 16, 2008, 12:48:19 AM
Dear tomorrow,

Give me something to do.

Sincerely,

Basil
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on July 16, 2008, 04:07:11 AM
Dear Yesterday,

Quit pushing.

Annoyed,

Today
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on July 16, 2008, 08:29:09 AM
Dear God of Puppies,

make mine get well - he has suffered enough.

Thanks,

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on July 16, 2008, 08:31:19 AM

Dear God of Puppies,

make Marty's get well - he has suffered enough.

Thanks,

ses
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: winrit on July 16, 2008, 09:24:31 AM
Dear M,

We love you and your puppy.

Always,

The Legion

Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on July 17, 2008, 03:39:04 PM
Dear libraries everywhere,

I'm not afraid of you anymore. Let's be friends.

Sincerely,

Basil
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on July 17, 2008, 04:15:42 PM
Dear Legion,

You guys are great!

Much Gratitude,

~M & C, V and J
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on July 20, 2008, 04:09:08 PM
Dear rain,

Go away. Come back tomorrow.

Thanks,

Basil
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on July 20, 2008, 04:12:38 PM
Dear Heat Wave,

Kindly die from great pain and torture.

Sincerely,
Face
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on July 20, 2008, 09:43:02 PM
Dear Heat Wave,

Kindly die from great pain and torture.

Sincerely,
Face

Seriously.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Kevin Shields on July 20, 2008, 11:03:13 PM
Dear Gas Prices...

Please, please, please drop to less than a $1 a gallon at the most. 

Sincerely,


Void
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Tequila on July 21, 2008, 12:39:36 AM
Dear black and unsweetened coffee,

please work your magic once more.

Sincerely,

Tequila
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on July 21, 2008, 12:55:23 AM
Dear sleep-

Why are you so elusive now? 

You used to be so easy to find.

ses  :(
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on July 21, 2008, 01:09:38 AM
Dear sleep,

I hate you.

Sincerely,

Basil
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on July 21, 2008, 01:12:07 AM
Dear sleep-

I love you.

Please come back.

ses
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on July 21, 2008, 12:00:40 PM
Dear Diet Dr. Pepper,

That you taste more like regular Dr. Pepper does not mean that you taste like regular Dr. Pepper.  I'm not even sure what you're comparing yourself against.  More than what, I have to ask.  I mean, it's true, Diet Coke tastes nothing like regular Dr. Pepper, so you've got them there, but I'm not sure what to do with that information.

Sincerely,

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on July 21, 2008, 01:26:18 PM
Dear IMAX,

Make like yr being arrested and spread 'em.

Cheers-

K
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on July 23, 2008, 11:52:57 PM
Dear level 24,

I hate you.

Sincerely,

Basil
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oneaprilday on July 24, 2008, 12:15:26 AM
Dear Sleepless Nights,

Go away and give me some peace.

Grumpily yours,
OAD
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on July 24, 2008, 09:21:05 AM
Dear Sleepless Nights,

Why bother OAD?
You have been staying at my place now for quite sometime...no need to get greedy.

~Marty
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on July 25, 2008, 06:52:28 PM
Dear Mummy 3,

Please have no Filmspot-worthy attributes.  I really don't want to feel compelled to watch you.  Bad enough people keep touting In Bruges.

Thanks.

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: J5er on July 28, 2008, 03:41:01 AM
Dear Barack Obama,
You're a pretty cool dude, and I'm reading your "Blueprint for Change," and it annoys me when people accuse you of being all talk and rhetoric, when your plans and beliefs are clearly posted on your website. 
Sincerely,
J5er
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on July 28, 2008, 11:45:53 AM
Dear Keith,

Resists using this thread to rebut J5er. ;)  That is not its intent.  There is another thread for that.

Yours-
Me
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Think_Long on July 28, 2008, 12:38:37 PM
Dear Keith -

you seem to disagree with j5er.  This leads me to conclude that you are a: against hope, or b: against change. 

.interesting.

- T
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on July 28, 2008, 02:04:35 PM
Dear T,

Against change no, but there is a better agent in the race with a 22 year history od demonstration.  Hope... eh, as an abstract concept I can really take it or leave it.

As I said though we should prolly take this to the politics thread. (though I'm good with keeping the current format ;D)

See ya soon-
K
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Think_Long on July 28, 2008, 02:15:03 PM
Dear T,

Against change no, but there is a better agent in the race with a 22 year history od demonstration.  Hope... eh, as an abstract concept I can really take it or leave it.

As I said though we should prolly take this to the politics thread. (though I'm good with keeping the current format ;D)

See ya soon-
K

Dear K,
i was of course being facetious (sp?).  while i am a fan of the b. o., i think his idolization is prime real estate for satire. hence, anytime anyone seems remotely skeptical of him, i accuse them of being against hope. or racist. or something completely ridiculous like that.

anyway, keep hating hope, that's cool

- T
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on July 28, 2008, 02:39:15 PM
Dear T,

Against change no, but there is a better agent in the race with a 22 year history od demonstration.  Hope... eh, as an abstract concept I can really take it or leave it.

As I said though we should prolly take this to the politics thread. (though I'm good with keeping the current format ;D)

See ya soon-
K

Dear K,
i was of course being facetious (sp?).  while i am a fan of the b. o., i think his idolization is prime real estate for satire. hence, anytime anyone seems remotely skeptical of him, i accuse them of being against hope. or racist. or something completely ridiculous like that.

anyway, keep hating hope, that's cool

- T

Sup T,

Imma Hater  ;D

Piece-
K
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on July 28, 2008, 03:08:09 PM
Dear John McCain,

Now are you against torture or for it?
Do you know the difference between Shiite and Sunni?
Can you really say that Bagdhad is safe when you need body armor, a battalion of bodyguards and air support to walk the streets?
Did you really want to clean up election/campaign finance or was that just until your Presidential campaign?
Do you think that a continuation of GWB's policies are REALLY what this country needs?

Sincerely,

One of your Senate constituents
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on July 28, 2008, 07:09:34 PM
Dear John McCain,

BURN!

Love,
The people who read marty's letter.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on July 28, 2008, 09:04:23 PM
Dear any politician and or big budget Hollywood movie,

Please make fiscal responsibility and government solvency cool again.

Hopeful yours-

_ME_
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: secondcitywolverine on July 28, 2008, 10:04:35 PM
Dear Person That Left Their Dry Laundry in the Dryer Well Past It's Finished Time,
If you see many people waiting to use a dryer, please pick it up in a timely manner. Or you may find they have been thrown into a trash compactor.

Thank you,
Waiting To Dry
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Post by: chesterfilms on July 28, 2008, 11:16:27 PM
dear liver,
so sorry about last night  :-X
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: JokerXgg on August 06, 2008, 08:42:05 AM
Dear Car,

Sorry for not changing your oil
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on August 06, 2008, 11:07:51 PM
Dear Brett,

Have fun in New York.

Sincerely,

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on August 06, 2008, 11:14:00 PM
Dear Brett,

Brit? Bret? Brrettt? Brit? Brit?

Signed,

Confusicated
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: winrit on August 07, 2008, 12:29:57 AM
Dear life,

Stop making me run into people I don't want to see.

Hiding behind a pole,

~A
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Ronan on August 07, 2008, 06:49:22 AM
Dear people who write on IMDB boards

No one cares

Sincerly

Ronan
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 07, 2008, 08:26:37 AM
Dear Formerly Sick Puppies,

Please start keeping some decent hours. getting me up to play at 1 AM is entirely unacceptable....but you're so damn cute.

With dark circles around my eyes,

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on August 07, 2008, 11:01:38 AM
Dear Argyle,

You're awesome. Someone should make a movie about you. I would like to be that someone.

Your friend,

Basil

(http://i35.tinypic.com/2whi61g.jpg)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on August 07, 2008, 11:09:22 AM
Dear Argyle,

You're awesome. Someone should make a movie about you. I would like to be that someone.

Your friend,

Basil
If they can make a movie about a font (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0847817/), surely they can make a movie about a pattern.  I support your desire, sir.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on August 07, 2008, 11:12:08 AM
Edited for clarity.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Think_Long on August 07, 2008, 03:35:49 PM
Dear Argyle,

You're awesome. Someone should make a movie about you. I would like to be that someone.

Your friend,

Basil
If they can make a movie about a font (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0847817/), surely they can make a movie about a pattern.  I support your desire, sir.

helvetica is a great film sir! i suggest you watch it. fonts are the bees knees
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on August 07, 2008, 04:16:18 PM
Yeah, I agree, actually. Helvetica was one of the best docs of last year.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: m_rturnage on August 07, 2008, 04:18:49 PM
Dear Short Attention Span-

Why do you always
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Thor on August 07, 2008, 04:37:03 PM
Dear ennui,

ENOUGH!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on August 07, 2008, 04:48:49 PM
Dear work,

CINECAST! you, I'm done!

CINECAST! yeah,

Jr.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: lise on August 07, 2008, 05:41:18 PM
Dear Weather,

Choosing to pour down rain the day I leave my umbrella at home isn't nice.

Lise
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on August 07, 2008, 05:56:34 PM
Dear Argyle,

You're awesome. Someone should make a movie about you. I would like to be that someone.

Your friend,

Basil
If they can make a movie about a font (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0847817/), surely they can make a movie about a pattern.  I support your desire, sir.

helvetica is a great film sir! i suggest you watch it. fonts are the bees knees
Why do people always assume I'm speaking in an ironic tone?  I loved Helvetica.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: lise on August 07, 2008, 11:55:47 PM
dear alex,

you usually are speaking in an ironic tone. sorry for the confusion.

the boards
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: choatime on August 08, 2008, 12:58:56 AM
Dear "Resort" hotel,

Thank you for having rooms just an elevator ride away from my conference.  I appreciate the USAToday, the nice soaps and lotions and shampoos and the nice rubber sea lion bath toy.  However, there's this thing called "the internet" that should not cost $10 per day.

Cheers,
choatime
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on August 08, 2008, 07:36:27 AM
dear alex,

you usually are speaking in an ironic tone. sorry for the confusion.

the boards
Omygod, I so don't even know what you're talking about.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 08, 2008, 08:09:21 AM
dear alex,

you usually are speaking in an ironic tone. sorry for the confusion.

the boards
Omygod, I so don't even know what you're talking about.

There ya go. That's the Alex we know.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on August 08, 2008, 09:59:35 AM
Dear everybody except people that are named Alex,

There are more than one of us. Please clarify because I am never sarcastic and/or ironic.

Love,

Alex.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: lise on August 08, 2008, 10:10:12 AM
dear alexes,

the above statement stands.

cheers,

lise
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: chesterfilms on August 08, 2008, 10:10:59 AM
dear friday,
please be amazing.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Ronan on August 08, 2008, 10:12:07 AM
Dear Chester

I always am.

Sincerley

Friday
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 08, 2008, 12:10:56 PM
Dear Radiohead,

PLAY CREEP!!!!

prepping for disappointment-

K
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: lise on August 08, 2008, 01:07:57 PM
dear keith,

prepping for disappointment is a good thing

-Past radiohead concert-goer
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on August 08, 2008, 01:15:30 PM
Dear Abby,

What the hell am I doing here?  I don't belong here.

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on August 08, 2008, 01:16:23 PM
Dear Abby,

Please disregard my last message.  I got better, I got strong.  I got better, now there's nothing wrong.

Cheers!

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 08, 2008, 01:21:04 PM
Dear Abby,

Please disregard my last message.  I got better, I got strong.  I got better, now there's nothing wrong.

Cheers!

pixote

Dear Pix,

You are so wrong.

Concerned,

Abby
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on August 08, 2008, 01:26:02 PM
Dear Sir,

I have a complaint.  I can't remember what it is.  It doesn't matter anyway.

Sincerely,

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on August 08, 2008, 02:13:02 PM
Dear Time-

Why do you not seem constant when you really are?
Where is 5:30pm and why does it see so far away?

Hurry!
ses
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Think_Long on August 08, 2008, 02:14:27 PM
dear email

i'm sorry i check you so frequently. i just pray that someday my inbox will be full of interesting emails.
and no, i am not interested in your 'herbal supplements'

-t
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 08, 2008, 02:53:23 PM
Dear Person Whole Stole my Back-Flow Regulator off Of My Main Water Line In Broad Daylight,

Now I have to cancel this shift and tonight's.
That was a bold and daring move...


...thank you.

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Think_Long on August 08, 2008, 03:26:51 PM
dear martin,

it's just another addition to my back-flow regulator necklace. this thing is going to make one lucky lady feel very special

-t
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on August 08, 2008, 03:32:42 PM
Dear summer homework,

I thought I was done with you. Apparently not.

You're a jerkface.

Basil
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on August 08, 2008, 03:34:35 PM
Dear Basil-

Many years from now you will remember when you actually had summers. 
Don't let a little homework get in the way.

 :),
ses
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on August 08, 2008, 03:58:21 PM
Dear Quebec,

I hate your government and its ability to hold onto paperwork and allocate budget. I'd make you pay, but you have proven your dominance. Please don't hurt me.

Sheepishly,
Face
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on August 08, 2008, 05:22:07 PM
Dear faceboy,

Maybe we can still work something out.  Give me a call.

Sincerely,

Matthew Bernstein
Director of Graduate Studies
Department of Film Studies
Emory University
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on August 08, 2008, 05:37:01 PM
Dear ses,

That's what being a teacher is for.

 ;D,

me.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on August 08, 2008, 11:16:47 PM
Dear Wikipedia,

What's a "foam party", and do I wish to attend?

Thanks for your help,

Basil
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 08, 2008, 11:19:01 PM
Dear Basil,

Let me be a part of your formative experiences.
I will rock your world.

Slippery yours,

Foam Party
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on August 09, 2008, 12:18:27 AM
Dear ses,

That's what being a teacher is for.

 ;D,

me.

I know, practically everyone in my family is a teacher. 
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on August 09, 2008, 06:25:33 PM
Dear pixote,

Don't taunt me, I'm feeling stabby.

Sincerly,
face
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 10, 2008, 10:33:19 PM
Dear US Men's 400 Freestyle Relay Team

YOU ARE CINECAST!IN' AWESOME!

Blown away-

K
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on August 11, 2008, 01:27:39 AM
Dear slow motion,

Stay away from Ridley Scott.

Sincerely,

Basil
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 11, 2008, 11:55:30 AM
Dear French 400 Meter Freestyle Relay Team,

Smash who?

USA! USA! USA!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: duder on August 11, 2008, 12:48:11 PM
Dear slow motion,

Stay away from Ridley Scott.

Sincerely,

Basil

 :D

If I didn't know you were watching Gladiator, I could have guessed it from this post.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on August 11, 2008, 01:50:37 PM
dear liver,
so sorry about last night  :-X
QFL.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on August 12, 2008, 12:54:34 PM
Dear library,

Please don't disappoint today. Netflix has already screwed me over enough.

Sincerely,

Basil
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on August 12, 2008, 01:04:10 PM
Dear Basil,

Where the hell were you? I waited for like ten hours.

lonely,

Jr.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on August 12, 2008, 02:37:29 PM
Dear Junior,

Shut up and go watch Out of Sight.

Your friend,

Basil
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 12, 2008, 02:41:54 PM
Dear Basil,

Where the hell were you? I waited for like ten hours.

lonely,

Jr.

Dear Junior,

Shut up and go watch Out of Sight.

Your friend,

Basil


Dear Boys,

Is there something you need to be telling us?
You 2 carry on like...well...we are a diverse and accepting bunch. :P

Platonically,

Your fellow filmspotters
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on August 13, 2008, 12:35:28 AM
Dear Hamlet 2 marketing team,

What makes you think people still like Napoleon Dynamite?

Confused,

Basil
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on August 13, 2008, 12:37:05 AM
Dear Burn After Reading marketing team,

Thanks for trying to make the Coen Brothers a household name.

Wishing you the best of luck,

Basil
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: edgar00 on August 13, 2008, 12:39:07 AM
Dear Hamlet 2 marketing team,

What makes you think people still like Napoleon Dynamite?

Confused,

Basil

Never did like it.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on August 13, 2008, 12:40:40 AM
Dear iTunes,

I knew that you would make Groundhog Day the $.99 movie of the week today just because I shelled out the $3 yesterday, but I still hate you for it.

-Basil
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: edgar00 on August 13, 2008, 12:42:08 AM
That's actually kind of funny.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on August 13, 2008, 12:44:54 AM
That's actually kind of funny.

Yeah, I mean, I literally sat there for 5 minutes before deciding to rent it, thinking to myself "you know, I bet this will become the $.99 movie of the week tomorrow. I should definitely wait.  I have that feeling that it's gonna happen. I'm almost positive. Ok. I'm definitely gonna wait."

Click.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: edgar00 on August 13, 2008, 12:51:46 AM
That's actually kind of funny.

Yeah, I mean, I literally sat there for 5 minutes before deciding to rent it, thinking to myself "you know, I bet this will become the $.99 movie of the week tomorrow. I should definitely wait.  I have that feeling that it's gonna happen. I'm almost positive. Ok. I'm definitely gonna wait."

Click.

I feel for you man. It's like when I chuck out 25-30 dollars for those 2-disc special editions only to see the same darn edition in some kind of '2 for 30 dollars' sale a couple weeks later. It's happened more than once.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: J5er on August 13, 2008, 08:24:26 AM
Dear JTT,
Grow up and realize you'll never amount to anything.  You're a selfish bastard incapable of love.
J5er
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 13, 2008, 02:59:32 PM
Dear Sexy Jesus,

Rock Me.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Colleen on August 13, 2008, 04:22:20 PM
Dear Delta Airlines:

If you want people to tell you when your employees may be engaging in fraudulent activities, you might consider making it easier to reach your corporate security department and actually speak to a human being.

Just sayin,
Colleen
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: edgar00 on August 13, 2008, 04:29:06 PM
Dear Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson,


Don't screw with the franchise again. Stay on the course you've chosen to take with my buddy Craig.

Thanks.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on August 13, 2008, 07:19:54 PM
Dear Taran Noah Smith,

Now that JTT has fallen into such disfavor, it's totally time to make your move.  Go for it!  Prove them all wrong!

Love,

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on August 14, 2008, 12:08:20 AM
* * CONFIDENTIAL * *

For Godfather Eyes Only


Basil,

By now you should have received your passkey to the super secret Godfather subforum.  Let me know if you have any problems logging in.

See you there!

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on August 14, 2008, 12:08:49 AM
We got that handled.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on August 14, 2008, 01:01:17 AM
Dear Netflix

You owe me too.

Frustrated,

Basil
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: J5er on August 14, 2008, 01:42:11 AM
Dear Alicia Keys,
I'm sorry but I'll no longer be able to adore your music.  I wish I could. :(

Feeling the bitter stain of heartbreak,

Tainted
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FroHam X on August 14, 2008, 01:55:49 AM
Bill Watterson:

I need me more Calvin & Hobbes.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on August 14, 2008, 09:48:53 AM
Dear ses,

You know where you are?  You're in the jungle baby!

Kind regards,

Axl
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on August 14, 2008, 10:03:44 AM
Dear ses,

You know where you are?  You're in the jungle baby!

Kind regards,

Axl

WWWWWWWWWHHHHHHHHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY??
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: edgar00 on August 14, 2008, 10:45:38 AM
Dear Genreal Mills,

Thanks for making Reese Peanut Butter cereal actually taste like Reese Peabut Butter Cups!

with love, edgar.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: J5er on August 14, 2008, 11:28:29 AM
Dear Meryl Streep,
May you live another 100 years and make 100 more films.
Best wishes,
J5er
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 14, 2008, 11:31:06 AM
Dear Top Gun,

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Your Wingman,

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on August 14, 2008, 11:31:34 AM
Dear M-

You can be my Wingman anytime

Love,
Top Gun
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Colleen on August 14, 2008, 11:32:54 AM
Dear Project Runway,

Can I just tell you how excited I am about the drag queen challenge next week?  Even Tim Gunn seemed a little giddy.  Sure it's silly and wandering far afield from actual fashion design but I don't care. 

Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FroHam X on August 14, 2008, 11:38:35 AM
Dear Steve Jobs,

I'd like to thank you for buy Pixar from George Lucas all those years ago.

Yours truly,
Corey Atad (frozenhamster)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on August 14, 2008, 11:59:26 AM
Dear marty,

You got the number of that truck driving school?  I think I might need that.

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on August 14, 2008, 12:00:47 PM
Dear ses,

On the count of three, break hard right.

pixote

P.S.  Three!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 14, 2008, 01:44:06 PM
Dear M,

Upon further review it seems I already have a wingman.  You might want to try Cocktail or Real Genius.

Your -

Pix's Wing Man (aka TG)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 14, 2008, 01:52:31 PM
Dear Pix,

Truck master, right?

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Ronan on August 14, 2008, 07:24:24 PM
Dear France

I thank you for all your wine

Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on August 17, 2008, 11:57:09 PM
Dear Smalls,

You're killing me.

Respectfully yours,

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on August 18, 2008, 11:40:05 PM
Dear Monkey Death Car,

Oh, it's on now.  On like Donkey Kong.

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on August 18, 2008, 11:41:08 PM
Dear frozenhamster,

It's hampster from now on. Good job.

Love,

Everybody.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: edgar00 on August 18, 2008, 11:47:55 PM
Dear makers of Guitar Hero,

Quick creating zombies, will you?


confused,

Edgar
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: winrit on August 18, 2008, 11:57:35 PM
Dear Acid Reflux,

Want to come over tonight? Marty's not around and I know how much you love fried cheese.


Pre-heating,

A

Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: lise on August 18, 2008, 11:57:52 PM
Dear dreams,

I know we weren't on very good terms last night, but can't we just get along?

-Lise
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 19, 2008, 08:37:36 AM
Dear Acid Reflux,

I made Sausage McMuffins for breakfast today - your favorite...

Where are you?

Are you with her again? :'(

Anxiously,

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on August 19, 2008, 01:00:50 PM
Dear Steampunk,

Please die.  I'm so incredibly sick of reading about you on BoingBoing.

Love,
Alex
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: winrit on August 19, 2008, 01:13:06 PM
Dear Acid Reflux,

I had so much fun last night. You made me feel warm deep inside.

Burning for you,

A


Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on August 19, 2008, 01:52:32 PM
Dear Acid Reflux-

I don't care that you have long since left me for A and M. 

I have a strong relationship with Prevacid, and I am happy.

Good Luck,

ses
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 19, 2008, 02:01:34 PM
AR,

Your cruelty knows no bounds.
Haven't I been a naughty boy?
Where is my pain?

Painless,

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 19, 2008, 02:03:33 PM
Dear Acid Reflux-

I don't care that you have long since left me for A and M. 

I have a strong relationship with Prevacid, and I am happy.

Good Luck,

ses

AR,

If you want to get all of us together...

I'd be up for that.

Hopefully,

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: winrit on August 19, 2008, 02:13:19 PM
M,

I'm experiencing a mild burning sensation. Did you get that too. I'm worried AR may have given us something. SES said there was a pill for it I think.

Burning but not yet itchy,

A


Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: lise on August 26, 2008, 12:19:18 PM
Dear AR,

It's completely fine with me if you just visit Angela and Marty... I know that you are really close to them, and I'd hate for you to have to make the trip.

Lise
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: winrit on August 26, 2008, 01:29:05 PM
Dear AR,

Who is this Lise person? What does she have that I don't? Is it burritos or broccoli, or your favorite: beer and hot dogs. Well consider this hot dog stand closed for business!

No more processed beef for you,

A
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on August 26, 2008, 02:13:34 PM
Dear AR,

Thanks for keeping away. It's not me, it's you.

Jr.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 26, 2008, 03:21:21 PM
AR,

I see Chili Dogs and Milk Shakes in our future together.

That's hot....right? :-\

Tentative,

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: winrit on August 26, 2008, 04:06:00 PM
Dear M,

Chili dogs and milk shakes sounds great. Do we have to bring AR?

Hopeful,

A
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 26, 2008, 04:14:43 PM
Dear A,

We don't have to bring anyone else but AR just seems to crash the party anyhoo.

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: edgar00 on August 26, 2008, 05:48:27 PM
Dear EA Sports,

Does there have to be a new game every year? Every year?

Worried,

ec
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on August 26, 2008, 07:12:06 PM
Dear Penguin Classics,

Please stop publishing more than one D. H. Lawrence books. And, if you can't do that, please don't make the cover design and picture so simillar that poor English students can't tell the difference.

Your friend and customer,
Me.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on August 26, 2008, 09:12:45 PM
Dear Cricket,

I don't want to kill you.  But you really have to shut up or find your way back outside.  I mean, seriously.

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on August 26, 2008, 09:15:06 PM
Dear Donovan McNabb-

Please don't get hurt or suck this year.

Thanks,
Fantasy Sports Loser
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 26, 2008, 10:15:46 PM
Dear Donovan McNabb-

Please don't get hurt or suck this year.

Thanks,
Fantasy Sports Loser

QFT

Real Sports Loser.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on August 27, 2008, 09:25:00 AM
Dear dreams-

Why must you be so crazy?

Can't you just let me sleep one night in peace.

Exhaustedly yours,

ses  :(
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on August 27, 2008, 01:11:27 PM
Dear group projects,

I think I'm in love with you.

Sincerely,

Optimistic student
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on August 27, 2008, 01:13:01 PM
Dear Talk-Shitter,

You are a repulsive human being.

Sincerely,
Alex
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on August 27, 2008, 01:15:22 PM
Dear Basil,

Was that inverse synecdoche?  That is, is it actually the cute girl in your group that you're maybe possibly in love with, rather than the group projects themselves?

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on August 27, 2008, 01:17:31 PM
Dear pixote,

I hate you both for your use of the word synecdoche and your creepily accurate intuition.

-Basil
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oneaprilday on August 27, 2008, 03:46:32 PM
Dear AR,

I'm very sorry for the misunderstanding, but I don't think I sent you a "Be My Friend" invitation.

I think can each live up to our best potential if we live separately.

No hard feelings,
OAD
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on August 27, 2008, 03:52:44 PM
Dear AR,

Aren't A and M enough for you.

Leave OAD alone!

ses
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 27, 2008, 04:19:10 PM
Dear AR,

You dawg!
Why you hogging all the pretty babies?

Lata playa,

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: edgar00 on August 27, 2008, 05:28:20 PM
Dear Facebook,

Try to not be so corny.

Annoyed, Edgar
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Post by: edgar00 on August 27, 2008, 05:30:00 PM
Dear Aston Martin,

Thank you for...you know...existing

Amazed, Edgar.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: saltine on August 27, 2008, 05:34:41 PM
Dear Ezra Brooks,

You're a lot smoother than I remembered!

Cheers!

Saltine
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: edgar00 on August 27, 2008, 05:44:00 PM
Dear faceboy,

I hope you find Montreal to your liking.

welcome, Edgar.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: J5er on August 27, 2008, 06:08:22 PM
Dear Idaho,
Yes, that name sounds mysterious.  But I'm just writing you a thank you note here, mostly because I don't know where or how I could write a thank you note that is cool enough to thank you, so this will have to suffice.  And you're awesome btw, in case you didn't know that. 
~J to the 5 to the errr
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: chesterfilms on August 27, 2008, 06:35:59 PM
Dear Hillary,

thank you.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 27, 2008, 08:34:02 PM
Dear Tori Amos,

Thanks for Little Earthquakes and your sexy, pixie-like weirdness.

With happy ears,

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Deacon.Snacks. on August 28, 2008, 01:01:20 AM
Dear Metallica,

Let this album be better than St. Anger!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Kevin Shields on August 28, 2008, 10:59:43 PM
Dear Scar-Jo,

CINECAST! you.  Take your stupid blonde hair, big tits, political ass-kissing, dumbass boyfriend of the week, and your eroding acting skills back to the CINECAST!ing salon.  Me and you are done! 

Sincerely,


Your ex-boyfriend/ex-fan.

P.S.

If the old version of the Lost in Translation/Ghost World/Girl with a Pearl Earring is still around.  Call me. 
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Post by: mañana on August 29, 2008, 01:55:31 AM
Dear Scar-Jo,

CINECAST! you.  Take your stupid blonde hair, big tits, political ass-kissing, dumbass boyfriend of the week, and your eroding acting skills back to the CINECAST!ing salon.  Me and you are done! 

Sincerely,


Your ex-boyfriend/ex-fan.

P.S.

If the old version of the Lost in Translation/Ghost World/Girl with a Pearl Earring is still around.  Call me. 

Boy, you really didn't like Scoop.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: winrit on August 29, 2008, 09:09:37 AM
Dear M,

Don't be jealous, but I once served cantaloupe to Tori Amos.

Former server,

A
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 29, 2008, 11:04:05 AM
Dear A,

First Acid Reflux, now Tori...
Next - you're gonna tell me you know Christy.

With 1 eyebrow up,

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: winrit on August 29, 2008, 12:29:39 PM
Dear M,

It was just once in college.

Can't a girl have a little fun,

A
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Colleen on August 29, 2008, 12:36:09 PM
Dear 6:00,

Hurry up and get here.

Impatiently yours,
c.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 29, 2008, 12:37:56 PM
Dear A,

I encourage young women to explore and find out new things about themselves.
So in the pioneer spirit of exploration - you have my blessings.

Set sail for new horizons!

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on August 29, 2008, 12:51:34 PM
To the phrase "I was in college."

Thanks for being my excuse way too many times. 
;)

ses
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: winrit on August 29, 2008, 02:43:09 PM
Dear SES,

lol.

A
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 29, 2008, 02:44:45 PM
Dear Summer,

You've been awesome and all but next year could you try not to drain my bank account quite so much?

Thanks-

K to the E
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Think_Long on August 29, 2008, 03:32:03 PM
dear fall
 
take a cue from summer - keep the pbr flowing, and the stress no-showing

-T
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: edgar00 on August 29, 2008, 05:53:46 PM
Dear summer,

We had some good times. Thanks. Same time next year?

Satisfied, Edgar.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Ronan on August 29, 2008, 05:59:52 PM
Dear Summer

Are you ever going to arrive in Ireland

Yours impatiently

Ronan
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: lise on August 29, 2008, 06:24:33 PM
Dear Ronan,

Better luck next year.

-Summer
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Kevin Shields on August 29, 2008, 06:32:28 PM
Dear Scar-Jo,

CINECAST! you.  Take your stupid blonde hair, big tits, political ass-kissing, dumbass boyfriend of the week, and your eroding acting skills back to the CINECAST!ing salon.  Me and you are done! 

Sincerely,


Your ex-boyfriend/ex-fan.

P.S.

If the old version of the Lost in Translation/Ghost World/Girl with a Pearl Earring is still around.  Call me. 

Boy, you really didn't like Scoop.

I kinda liked it but it was mediocre Allen and Johansson was OK but nothing wowed me.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 30, 2008, 12:09:10 AM
Dear Power,

Thanks for leaving me for nearly 24 hours in the lurch.

Sweating,

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on August 30, 2008, 02:37:28 AM
Dear Trojans,

Fight on! Beat the Cavaliers!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 30, 2008, 04:09:10 AM
Dear Trojans,

Don't fail me now (or ya know, ever).

Yours-

Not ready to be a daddy
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on August 30, 2008, 11:02:14 AM
Dear Keith-

Ha ha, that was hilarious.


ses
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: edgar00 on August 30, 2008, 12:37:22 PM
Dear R. V. Persie,

Do that more often,

Grateful, Edgar.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: skjerva on August 31, 2008, 10:42:21 AM
An Open Letter to God, from Michael Moore

Sunday, August 31st, 2008

Dear God,

The other night, the Rev. James Dobson's ministry asked all believers to pray for a storm on Thursday night so that the Obama acceptance speech outdoors in Denver would have to be cancelled.

I see that You have answered Rev. Dobson's prayers -- except the storm You have sent to earth is not over Denver, but on its way to New Orleans! In fact, You have scheduled it to hit Louisiana at exactly the moment that George W. Bush is to deliver his speech at the Republican National Convention.

Now, heavenly Father, we all know You have a great sense of humor and impeccable timing. To send a hurricane on the third anniversary of the Katrina disaster AND right at the beginning of the Republican Convention was, at first blush, a stroke of divine irony. I don't blame You, I know You're angry that the Republicans tried to blame YOU for Katrina by calling it an "Act of God" -- when the truth was that the hurricane itself caused few casualties in New Orleans. Over a thousand people died because of the mistakes and neglect caused by humans, not You.

Some of us tried to help after Katrina hit, while Bush ate cake with McCain and twiddled his thumbs. I closed my office in New York and sent my entire staff down to New Orleans to help. I asked people on my website to contribute to the relief effort I organized -- and I ended up sending over two million dollars in donations, food, water, and supplies (collected from thousands of fans) to New Orleans while Bush's FEMA ice trucks were still driving around Maine three weeks later.

But this past Thursday night, the Washington Post reported that the Republicans had begun making plans to possibly postpone the convention. The AP had reported that there were no shelters set up in New Orleans for this storm, and that the levee repairs have not been adequate. In other words, as the great Ronald Reagan would say, "There you go again!"

So the last thing John McCain and the Republicans needed was to have a split-screen on TVs across America: one side with Bush and McCain partying in St. Paul, and on the other side of the screen, live footage of their Republican administration screwing up once again while New Orleans drowns.

So, yes, You have scared the Jesus, Mary and Joseph out of them, and more than a few million of your followers tip their hats to You.

But now it appears that You haven't been having just a little fun with Bush & Co. It appears that Hurricane Gustav is truly heading to New Orleans and the Gulf coast. We hear You, O Lord, loud and clear, just as we did when Rev. Falwell said You made 9/11 happen because of all those gays and abortions. We beseech You, O Merciful One, not to punish us again as Pat Robertson said You did by giving us Katrina because of America's "wholesale slaughter of unborn children." His sentiments were echoed by other Republicans in 2005.

So this is my plea to you: Don't do this to Louisiana again. The Republicans got your message. They are scrambling and doing the best they can to get planes, trains and buses to New Orleans so that everyone can get out. They haven't sent the entire Louisiana National Guard to Iraq this time -- they are already patrolling the city streets. And, in a nod to I don't know what, Bush's head of FEMA has named a man to help manage the federal government's response. His name is W. Michael Moore. I kid you not, heavenly Father. They have sent a man with both my name AND W's to help save the Gulf Coast.

So please God, let the storm die out at sea. It's done enough damage already. If you do this one favor for me, I promise not to invoke your name again. I'll leave that to the followers of Rev. Dobson and to those gathering this week in St. Paul.

Your faithful servant and former seminarian,

Michael Moore
MMFlint@aol.com
MichaelMoore.com

P.S. To all of God's fellow children who are reading this, the city New Orleans has not yet recovered from Katrina. Please click here for a list of things you can do to help our brothers and sisters on the Gulf Coast. And, if you do live along the Gulf Coast, please take all necessary safety precautions immediately.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Thor on August 31, 2008, 10:50:57 AM
Really great stuff. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I'd forgotten that Moore was such a good satirist.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on September 01, 2008, 03:59:45 AM
Dear Part 3,

Here. I. Come.

Sincerely,

Determined Reader
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: edgar00 on September 01, 2008, 08:31:17 AM
Dear Labor Day,

Thanks for the day off,

Content, Edgar.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: winrit on September 01, 2008, 11:35:52 AM
Dear coffee,

Where have you been my whole life?

Jittery,

A
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on September 01, 2008, 11:52:59 AM
Dear giant ugly spider who lived on my front porch,

I gave you your space even though you creeped me out every time I saw you.

After all, you were outside, I was inside. 

I didn't even mind when you made your web right in front of my door.

But I walked through it last night, and you ended up in my hair.

Sorry you had to die.

Twitchily,
ses
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Think_Long on September 02, 2008, 04:25:39 PM
dear rain,

im sorry all of the kids sing that mean song. we don't really want you to leave

please stay

-T
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: choatime on September 02, 2008, 09:25:51 PM
Dear executive producers of Prison Break,

I've seen the first season of your show, and so I know you can make great television.  What happened?  I hope you are alright.

Best wishes,
c
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on September 02, 2008, 11:13:27 PM
Dear Joe Lieberman,

You should be ashamed of yourself and your big frog mouth.

Love,

The Democratic Party
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on September 02, 2008, 11:24:56 PM
Dear Joe Lieberman,

You should be ashamed of yourself and your big frog mouth.

Love,

CT Residents.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: J5er on September 03, 2008, 12:11:44 AM
Dear Joe Lieberman,

You should be ashamed of yourself and your big frog mouth.

Love,

The Democratic Party

I second this emotion.  And if he's gonna give a speech against his own party's candidate, at least make it interesting.  That was crazy boring.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on September 06, 2008, 02:57:16 PM
Dear today,

Please be better than tomorrow.

Thanks,

Basil
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: lise on September 06, 2008, 10:49:02 PM
Dear worker people who decided to replace the carpet in the apartment above me before 9am.

Please don't do it again. I can't be responsible for my actions if you should show up tomorrow.

-lise
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: edgar00 on September 07, 2008, 10:39:49 PM
Dear New England Patriots,

Good luck.

Stunned, Edgar.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: saltine on September 08, 2008, 08:00:31 AM
Dear skunk caught in the neighbor's live animal trap,

You were supposed to be a possum.

What now?

~saltine
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Colleen on September 08, 2008, 08:05:09 AM
Dear DA's office,

Thanks for letting me know the case that I absolutely positively had to be there for was continued on Friday afternoon.  That way I was able to quickly make arrangements to get back into the hostage negotiation class you insisted I withdraw from so I could be here to testify.

Oh, wait, you didn't tell me til this morning.

Never mind.

Colleen
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on September 08, 2008, 08:09:10 AM
Dear crickets who have taken up residence in my basement,

Look, I have caught three of your buddies and safely let them outside.

I could have killed them, the least you could do is shut up now.

Hrmph,
ses
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Thor on September 08, 2008, 03:03:54 PM
Dear skunk caught in the neighbor's live animal trap,

You were supposed to be a possum.

What now?

~saltine

Tomato juice is supposedly good for getting rid of the smell...
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: edgar00 on September 08, 2008, 10:16:03 PM
Dear neighbors,

Not everybody loves loud hip hop at 11pm.

tired,

Edgar
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on September 10, 2008, 12:32:22 PM
Dear Italians,

Curse you for dubbing everything.  Here I thought I was finally going to be able to watch the second season of Rock School, only to hit play and hear Gene Simmons talking in a language I've mostly forgotten.

Grr.

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on September 15, 2008, 12:05:26 AM
Dear education,

Are you really why I'm here?

Sincerely,

Your fun-loving friend, Basil
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on September 15, 2008, 05:06:13 PM
Dear Ned Yost,

I'm sorry that I responded to news of your firing by yelling so loudly and enthusiastically.  That was rude of me.  Or something.

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on September 15, 2008, 05:15:42 PM
Dear Infection,

I hate you. I hate you and all your symptoms. There is no chance for redemption. There will be no Christmas card.

face
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 15, 2008, 05:30:20 PM
Dear Infection,

I hate you. I hate you and all your symptoms. There is no chance for redemption. There will be no Christmas card.

face

The Clap?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on September 15, 2008, 07:02:17 PM
Dear Infection,

I hate you. I hate you and all your symptoms. There is no chance for redemption. There will be no Christmas card.

face

The Clap?
Nah, that's easy to diagnose.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: winrit on September 15, 2008, 09:02:32 PM
Dear _Keith_,

Thanks for making me laugh. I needed that.

Now feeling a little better,

~A
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: edgar00 on September 15, 2008, 09:07:41 PM
Dear Playstation 3,

Stop being so expensive

Sincerely and wishing you were in my living room,

Edgar.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on September 15, 2008, 09:09:44 PM
Dear Edgar,

Good luck with that.

Playing my Xbox 360 for mad cheap,

Jr.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on September 16, 2008, 01:49:23 AM
Dear Steven,

Thanks for inspiring me once again. I think I'll do my screenwriting homework now.

Your #1 fan,

Basil
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: saltine on September 16, 2008, 09:42:19 AM
Dear Qantas,

After flying AlItalia I promised never to badmouth you again.  But now that you've cancelled our noon flight and bumped us to a midnight flight, I'm taking it back.  You suck!

Your unhappy frequent flier,
~saltine
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: winrit on September 16, 2008, 09:58:34 AM
Dear Face's mucus,

Be gone!

Always there for you,

Immune System
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on September 16, 2008, 10:49:35 AM
Dear Immune System,

Um, there is no mucus. Maybe this is part of the problem. Take a look around and reevaluate. I've given you Cipro as armament.

Just trying to help,
face
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: edgar00 on September 16, 2008, 11:10:33 AM
Dear David Cronenberg,

Could you put a monster in your next movie?

wondering, but still very satisfied with your work,

Edgar.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on September 16, 2008, 11:18:30 AM
Dear lotrsamnumbers,

Seriously? You actually thought that The Hottie and the Nottie was a silent film? Seriously?

And never use wikipedia as an argument in an online conversation.

Gotcha,

Jr.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on September 16, 2008, 12:24:49 PM
Dear Acid Reflux,

Now that Zantac has (temporarily) left me I see that you have been creepin around again.
I am tired of being burned by you.

Look for Pepto Bismo,

~Marty
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: winrit on September 16, 2008, 12:58:51 PM
Dear M,

You totally know what turns me on. You can't expect me to sit by and watch as you put extra cheese sauce on that. If you insist on teasing me, don't be surprised if I creep up on you. I can't change what I am.

Titillated,

Acid Reflux
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on September 16, 2008, 04:19:28 PM
Dear bro,

Don't tase me.

Fearful,

Basil
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on September 16, 2008, 04:21:33 PM
Dear bro,

Don't tase me.

Fearful,

Basil
I'm gonna tase you bro!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on September 17, 2008, 09:44:02 PM
Hey,

I want you.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on September 17, 2008, 10:38:02 PM
To want me?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on September 17, 2008, 10:41:48 PM
Dear Shakespeare,

You are so much more awesome than I thought you were. And I had a pretty high opinion of you already.

Big fan,

Jr.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on September 17, 2008, 10:42:16 PM
AR,

I need you to need me.

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on September 20, 2008, 06:01:05 PM
Dear Bob Uecker,

Thanks for being there for me in these depressing times.

Love,

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on September 21, 2008, 08:47:57 AM
Dear Angela,

Remember that your friends love you over here.
We miss you already.

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on September 21, 2008, 08:55:10 AM
Dear Angela,

Remember that your friends love you over here.
We miss you already.

~M

Yes we do.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: edgar00 on September 21, 2008, 09:17:49 AM
Dear Chelsea,

Come on, lose a game at home. It won't feel that bad...

Edgar.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on September 24, 2008, 08:38:42 PM
Deat Local News Make-Up Artists,

HD is now, not hence.  Please stop making our newscasters look like Orange Creamsicles.

Sincerely,
Alex
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: edgar00 on September 24, 2008, 09:48:16 PM
Dear Adam and Matty,

Try to bring out an After Hours how a bit more often. They're awesome.

Edgar
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on September 25, 2008, 12:50:56 AM
Dear Metro,

Stop closing at 1am. You're very inconvenient for doing so. I didn't want to walk home. Just who do you think you are?

Face
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on September 25, 2008, 08:53:59 AM
Dear Acid Reflux,

You need to go see A - cheer her up.
I am setting you free.

You will always have a place in my heart,

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: winrit on September 26, 2008, 09:28:36 PM
Dear AR,

You are always there for me during these tough times. The way you brought me that burrito-as-big-as-my-head, was really touching. I appreciate all the tough love you have given me; I wish I had more to give back. I think it is time for me to move on and I'm sorry if I lead you on, but I think your disgusting.

Healing,

A
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: edgar00 on September 26, 2008, 09:33:12 PM
Dear Old Navy,

Stop making moronic looking ads.

Fed up, Edgar.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: chesterfilms on September 26, 2008, 10:43:15 PM
Dear Burn After Reading,

Please Don't Suck Tonight.

chester
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: edgar00 on September 27, 2008, 05:53:01 PM
Dear Arsenal Football Club,

Keep your chin up,

Still hopeful, Edgar.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on September 27, 2008, 06:21:07 PM
Dear Burn After Reading,

Please Don't Suck Tonight.

chester

Dear chester,

did it?

ses
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on October 06, 2008, 09:21:50 PM
Dear AR,

Didn't you notice that winrit was back?

Why are you still hanging out with me?

Meet my friend Zantac,
ses
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: edgar00 on October 07, 2008, 08:52:04 AM
Dear October,

Man, you got cold real fast!

Edgar.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on October 07, 2008, 08:53:33 AM
Dear October,

Man, you got cold real fast!

Edgar.
I know, it's wonderful.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: chesterfilms on October 07, 2008, 11:23:40 AM
Dear Burn After Reading,

Please Don't Suck Tonight.

chester

Dear chester,

did it?

ses

Dear ses593,
No
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on October 07, 2008, 11:26:41 AM
Dear Burn After Reading,

Please Don't Suck Tonight.

chester

Dear chester,

did it?

ses

Dear ses593,
No

Dear chester,

I agree

ses
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on October 07, 2008, 11:29:33 AM
Dear AR,

Please stay away from ses, winrit misses you like crazy.
I could never love you as you will never be faithful.

St.M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: winrit on October 07, 2008, 03:57:42 PM
Dear M and S,

I'm very vulnerable right now. Do you think it is a good idea for me to be hanging out with AR right now? AR can be so insistent and I'm not sure I have the power to resist.

Tempted,

A

Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on October 07, 2008, 04:28:03 PM
A,

AR is purely physical. I think it's what you need.
AR will do you with no strings attached.

Enjoy,

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: winrit on October 07, 2008, 04:36:23 PM
Dear AR,

You bad boy!

Where have you been my whole life,

A



Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on October 07, 2008, 06:16:23 PM
Dear A and M,

I am not so sure about AR being NSA. 

Even though I told AR that I didn't want anything serious,

he keeps hangin' around.

S
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on October 07, 2008, 06:51:49 PM
S,

Newsflash: AR is kind of a whore.
You know you are my friend but I gotta say that you encourage AR...quit doing what you are doing and AR will go away.

Gotta run my AR is acting up,

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: chesterfilms on October 08, 2008, 11:19:39 AM
Dear Cigarettes,

We knew it was a bad idea from the beginning. We called it off once before, but I came back for more. Now I see how you really are. I spend $5.00 a day on you and all you want to give me is sickness. My wife has known about us for a long time, and even though she says she doesn't care, I know she does. Well, I'm calling it quits. I don't want you anymore.

mikey

p.s.

i will miss all the cool pictures we have made together.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on October 08, 2008, 11:31:11 AM
Dear chester,

Good luck, I am sure you can do it!  :)

ses
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Thor on October 08, 2008, 12:03:03 PM
Dear Chester,

Enjoy spending that extra $1,825 a year on movies!

Thor
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on October 08, 2008, 12:04:20 PM
Dear Mikey,

I could introduce you to my dear friend Acid Reflux.
AR will make you forget all about Cigs.

Hopefully,

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on October 08, 2008, 12:12:30 PM
M-

AR and Cigs are close friends,

they often hang out together.

S
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on October 08, 2008, 12:17:07 PM
S,

This is scandalous!
A proper lady or gentleman would NEVER be seen in the company of either.
(but it never stopped me - naughty! I know!)

Horrified,

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on October 08, 2008, 12:19:14 PM
M-

I know, but what can I say?

I was wild back in the day.

And don't even get me started on what happens

when their old companion Alcohol shows up too.

S
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: winrit on October 08, 2008, 01:46:43 PM
Dear Chester,

Switch to chocolate. It may not be great for the waist line, but it's health benefits are far greater than than those of cigarettes.

Stay strong,

A


Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on October 08, 2008, 01:51:24 PM
Dear Chester,

Even sunflower seeds are a less obnoxious habit. You've made the right decision. Stay strong. Four days before the physical habit goes away, then it's all mental.

Face
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on October 08, 2008, 01:53:07 PM
Chew on beef jerky instead of smoking.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Thor on October 08, 2008, 01:54:45 PM
Dear Cigarettes,

You're still big. It's just Chester's photos and American pictures that got small.

Glad that you are still clinging on in the Far East markets and whenever there's a really bad guy around.

Thor
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Kevin Shields on October 09, 2008, 11:07:04 AM
Dear Josh Freese...

Thank you for your three year services to Nine Inch Nails.  You are far and away the best drummer, live or session, to ever work with.  Your skills are beyond comprehension and it's very sad that you're leaving the band at the end of the year.  Whatever person that will replace you will never live up to your stature or power.  Thanks Josh, hope you do well with whatever project you're doing.  And we'll miss your jokes though we do feel sorry for Leo spooning you.

thevoid99
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on October 09, 2008, 11:14:16 AM
Dear Chihuahua,

Thanks for showing thevoid99 so much love. He has a hard time showing his true feelings for you but we think he's slowly coming out of his shell.

With nothing but love,

The gang at Filmspotting
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 09, 2008, 11:16:49 AM
Dear Gang,

Yip, yip, yip, yip, yip-yip, yip.

-
Chihuahua
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Kevin Shields on October 09, 2008, 09:22:02 PM
Dear Chihuahua,

Thanks for showing thevoid99 so much love. He has a hard time showing his true feelings for you but we think he's slowly coming out of his shell.

With nothing but love,

The gang at Filmspotting

STOP WITH THE CINECAST!ING CHIHUAHUAS!!!!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on October 10, 2008, 04:46:55 AM
Dear "enough",

What are you?

-The Mouse



Dear drunk people playing rock band,

You're funny, but I blame you for whatever grade I get on this paper.

-Alex
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on October 10, 2008, 10:29:30 AM
Dear Prudence,

Remember that time when you came in through the bathroom window?

That was awesome.

Anonymouse.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on October 10, 2008, 10:45:12 AM
Dear thevoid99,

Mijo - why do you hate me?
We should spend some time talking music and how much we hate that pendejo Marilyn Manson...he is no good to us chihuahuas. He has a head like a hole.
We need to stop this downward spiral and you should not bite the hand that feeds you.

I need feel you from the inside my friend,

Chihuahua

Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: edgar00 on October 10, 2008, 12:20:34 PM
Dear NHL,

You're back so soon?

Edgar.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: winrit on October 10, 2008, 01:30:35 PM
Dear AR,

Want to meet me for margaritas and burritos after work?

I can't resist you,

A
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 10, 2008, 01:31:25 PM
Dear AR,

Want to meet me for margaritas and burritos after work?

I can't resist you,

A

Dear A,

Forget AR - I'll be there at 5 :D

late-
K
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: winrit on October 10, 2008, 01:35:41 PM
Dear K,

While AR has my heart, I'm still willing to share my burrito.

I'm the fiery one in black,

A
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on October 10, 2008, 01:37:03 PM
I think K is also...
(willing to share his burrito)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 10, 2008, 01:38:55 PM
I think K is also...

 :P ;)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: winrit on October 10, 2008, 02:49:23 PM
I think K is also...
(willing to share his burrito)

Dear M,

One can only hope.

Hungry,

A
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on October 10, 2008, 02:50:43 PM
I think K is also...
(willing to share his burrito)

Dear M,

One can only hope.

Hungry,

A

Oh my goodness - I just blushed.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on October 10, 2008, 07:44:12 PM
Dear A-

There is the saucy and spicy girl I know and love,

AR will be back any day now.

ses
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Kevin Shields on October 10, 2008, 10:28:57 PM
Dear Chihuahuas

LEAVE ME ALONE!  Just accept the fact that your film sucked and it's making everyone act stupid!  You're trying to kill my brain cells...  :'(

thevoid99
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: J5er on October 13, 2008, 04:29:24 AM
Dear Pix,
You are seriously awesome.  Thanks for that.
Later,
J5er
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: edgar00 on October 13, 2008, 08:44:12 AM
Dear paper,

I like you. You make good books. Although I'm sorry about your distant cousin the tree.


Edgar.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on October 13, 2008, 11:11:21 PM
Dear life,

You are the prettiest woman I have ever seen.

-Secret Admirer
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FroHam X on October 14, 2008, 12:00:04 AM
Dear Walt Disney,

Can't you unfreeze yourself and get your company back to making good movies? I know Lasseter is a great guy, but even though he made Toy Story he still just ain't no Walt.

Signed,
Froham
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Thor on October 30, 2008, 05:07:11 PM
Dear Filmspotters,

No documentary polls today. I was too busy. Maybe tomorrow. But don't count on it.

You never really seemed to like them much anyway,

Thor
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FroHam X on October 30, 2008, 05:18:15 PM
Dear J. L. Hamster,

Your legacy will be remembered.

Signed,
A Humble Admirer
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on October 30, 2008, 07:22:08 PM
Dear Thor,

Pretty please?  Tomorrow?

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: edgar00 on October 30, 2008, 08:08:35 PM
Dear winter,

Take your time. We don't need you just yet in late October/early November.

Somewhat annoyed, Edgar.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on November 06, 2008, 06:24:59 PM
Dear President Elect Obama,

Please don't squander this unexpected rush of international good will. In the days since 9/11 we have lost a lot of it due to the fact that we were a nation governed by fear.
Let's show the world what a nation governed by hope looks like - let's make it cool to be American again.

Hopeful,

Me
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 06, 2008, 06:36:56 PM
Dear President Elect Obama,

Please don't squander this unexpected rush of international good will. In the days since 9/11 we have lost a lot of it due to the fact that we were a nation governed by fear.
Let's show the world what a nation governed by hope looks like - let's make it cool to be American again.

Hopeful,

Me

I was always cool - where have you been? ;)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Wilson on November 06, 2008, 08:19:47 PM
Dear America

Well done

Love,
The World
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: mañana on November 06, 2008, 09:40:35 PM
Dear America

Well done

Love,
The World

Word.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: StarCarly on November 08, 2008, 07:09:36 PM
Dear Penn State -

About the whole national title thing. Sorry.

-Iowa
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: jbissell on November 08, 2008, 09:41:08 PM
Dear Penn State -

About the whole national title thing. Sorry.

-Iowa

 ;D
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Kevin Shields on November 08, 2008, 10:12:34 PM
Dear Ben Lyons...

You're a CINECAST!in' douche! 

Signed,


Filmspotters
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Thor on November 10, 2008, 10:15:33 AM
Dear Ben Lyons...

You're a CINECAST!in' douche! 

Signed,


Filmspotters

Seconded. Even Mankiewicz is starting to look like he wants to throttle him.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on November 12, 2008, 09:58:52 PM
Hey,

I can't not think of you. When will this end? Or is it just about to begin?

-You know who
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FroHam X on November 13, 2008, 03:07:14 AM
Joss Whedon

Please write more movies.

Thanks,
Corey
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on November 13, 2008, 06:57:36 AM
Hey you,

Hey you, out there on your own, sitting naked by the phone, would you touch me?

Sincerely,
Pink
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FroHam X on November 13, 2008, 09:42:20 AM
Hey you,

Hey you, out there on your own, sitting naked by the phone, would you touch me?

Sincerely,
Pink

Yes.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: skjerva on November 21, 2008, 11:11:14 AM
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa216/skjerva/Picture1-8.png)

This is a Very Hot Topic
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: winrit on November 24, 2008, 10:35:23 PM
Dear AR,

I'm on top of the world. Even you can't bring me down. You don't believe me? I'm going for the cheese right now!

Beware old friend,

A
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on November 24, 2008, 10:46:13 PM
Dear AR,

Just let A know "you're a man".

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: winrit on November 24, 2008, 10:58:14 PM
Dear M,

It totally worked.

Wearing the same clothes to work two days in row,

AR
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on November 25, 2008, 10:35:52 AM
A,

The walk of shame.

Impressed,

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on December 01, 2008, 01:04:45 PM
  This is to the guy who tried to film the enire Coldplay concert while standing in front of me,

Thanks - I really enjoyed watching the concert through your telephone screen.
You might want to thank me for the incredible restraint I showed to you and your phone. It was very difficult to ignore the everpresent, throbbing desire to beat the sh*t out of you and stomp your pretty little phone into oblivion. May the link between brain tumors and cell phone use turn out to be true in your case.

  Your truly,

  Marty
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on December 01, 2008, 01:10:10 PM
  This is to the guy who tried to film the enire Coldplay concert while standing in front of me,

Thanks - I really enjoyed watching the concert through your telephone screen.
You might want to thank me for the incredible restraint I showed to you and your phone. It was very difficult to ignore the everpresent, throbbing desire to beat the sh*t out of you and stomp your pretty little phone into oblivion. May the link between brain tumors and cell phone use turn out to be true in your case.

  Your truly,

  Marty

You haven't been to a show in a while have ya?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on December 01, 2008, 03:45:14 PM
I have been to several this yr - I know that this is a new trend - but it's one that I personally abhor. It ruins the experience for those behind the camera toting A-holes and it's rude as well. It won't be long before I have an altercation with one of these people who are ruining MY experience.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on December 01, 2008, 03:48:20 PM
I have been to several this yr - I know that this is a new trend - but it's one that I personally abhor. It ruins the experience for those behind the camera toting A-holes and it's rude as well. It won't be long before I have an altercation with one of these people who are ruining MY experience.

you should totally NOT look at my youtube page.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on December 01, 2008, 03:54:54 PM
Grrrrrrr...

Look - I don't have a problem with it as long as people are aware of the ones behind them. I just don't want my experience impeded upon because someone wants to post videos or pictures. That's not right.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on December 02, 2008, 12:53:16 AM
Dear Steven,

Why NYC? L.A. is so much better. Plus, you know you could use another round of rodent love after that one crazy night in the fourth row of the Chinese Theater.

Awaiting your mating call,

Basil
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on December 02, 2008, 12:53:53 AM
Hey Stephen,

....

-Taylor Swift
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: StarCarly on December 02, 2008, 11:46:32 AM
Hey Stephen,

....

-Taylor Swift

You stole my reply to you.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: edgar00 on December 02, 2008, 12:21:57 PM
Hey winter in Montréal,

Take your time. We don't need the snow now. You can wait for, uh, April, when starts to get warmer. Yeah, uh, you can try to snow then...


You longtime friend, edgar.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Kevin Shields on December 04, 2008, 12:25:30 AM
Quote
From NIN.com:

File this one under lost opportunities.

I'm very proud of the show we've put together for this tour and have been working hard the last few months to find a way to capture it. I had an amazing situation lined up that would have allowed me to film the show in 3D with James Cameron's team for a theatrical release as well as DVD / BluRay, etc. We had an extra date added to the tour that we were going to give away all the tickets for and have a filming party / thank you show.

I made two critical mistakes. One was to approach a certain record company that owns some of the song rights about producing / funding. The second was to allow said company to CINECAST! around as usual for months before saying um... no. We then achieved the impossible by finding alternate production / funding but the timetable is too rushed to get it filmed comfortably with the remaining time left on the tour. This tour and a lot of the personnel involved finish at the end of this leg, so we can't push filming into Jan / Feb.

Deep breath...
This was an amazing tour and production - certainly the best thing I've ever been involved with and likely the final tour for NIN on this scale. Thank you to those who came out to see it and forgive me for having a Kanye West moment, but this was FOR SURE the best show of the year and any bullshit end-of-the-year poll you may read in the next few weeks that says otherwise simply has it wrong. Those of you who saw it know I'm right.

The shows we have announced in 2009 and any more that may be announced will be a completely different approach with some different personnel and will likely be the last for the foreseeable future.

Dear Trent Reznor,

Thank you for putting such a great show last August in Duluth, GA even though I had to watch it from the side of the stage.  Sucks that the Universal Music Group once again, screwed you over for something you wanted us fans to enjoy along with that theatrical 3-D film that I'm sure will blow away everyone else's.  While it'll be sad that the next leg will be the last.  I was glad to say that I saw you guys live twice in my lifetime and they were experiences that I can't even describe.  I just hope you can return in the next few years stronger than ever.   

Signed,


Void, a loyal NIN fan to the death.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on December 04, 2008, 03:48:45 AM
Dear Marty,

Hope yr feeling better today.

Us Filmspotters.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Kevin Shields on December 04, 2008, 03:07:24 PM
Dear Jimmy Iovine & the Universal Music Group,

CINECAST! YOU!!!!!

Signed,


Void, NIN fan
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on December 08, 2008, 03:19:17 AM
Dear AR,

You are now a symptom of my GERD. I'm really excited you're here. Leave the veterans alone.

-Basil
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on December 08, 2008, 10:13:28 AM
Dear AR,

Young boys now....really? For realz?

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on December 08, 2008, 06:21:34 PM
Dear skjerva,

Hiya.

-Mouse
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on December 08, 2008, 06:23:34 PM
Dear AR,

Young boys now....really? For realz?

~M

At least AR waited until he was legal.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on December 08, 2008, 09:36:01 PM
Dear AR,

Zantac is coming for you. Run and hide.

-B
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on December 16, 2008, 03:40:12 AM
Dear Gossip Girl,

You win again.

Love,

pixoxote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on December 16, 2008, 03:51:36 AM
Dear Gossip Girl,

Can't wait to hook up with you again over break.

Love,

B
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on December 18, 2008, 09:00:59 PM
Dear Cuba,

Thanks for the sandwich.

With much love,

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on December 18, 2008, 09:42:23 PM
Dear Milk,

Get out of my nose.

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on December 20, 2008, 04:39:45 PM
Dear United States Postal Service,

Please try delivering mail for a change. You're making it really hard to catch up on movies in time for the Filmspots.

Thanks,

Baz
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on December 21, 2008, 09:07:15 AM
Dear AR,

What have you done with winrit?

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: edgar00 on December 21, 2008, 10:46:03 AM
Dear storm,

You are a wicked everlasting old thing

Cheers, Edgar.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on December 21, 2008, 03:39:35 PM
Dear Filmmakers,

after having had the chance to watch both changeling and twilight(dont ask) in the same week they both happened to remind me of the same film. I now come to give some advice to all you other filmmakers.

Please, please, please stop reminding me of mean streets. If you do that, you have already lost.

from,

The immortal, the godlike,
gman1050
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on December 21, 2008, 03:43:32 PM
Dear gman,

Tell me the truth.  Twilight was the lesser of those evils, right?  I mean, right?

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on December 21, 2008, 03:56:43 PM
Dear gman,

Tell me the truth.  Twilight was the lesser of those evils, right?  I mean, right?

pixote

Both felt like being bludgeoned over the head but at least i was ready for twilight to do that. But eastwood, how could you do this to me?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on December 23, 2008, 04:32:51 AM
Dear Zack Snyder,

I know we've had our disagreements(300) but please don't ruin my beloved watchmen.

please,
gman
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Thor on December 30, 2008, 09:18:54 AM
Dear Zack Snyder,

I know we've had our disagreements(300) but please don't ruin my beloved watchmen.

please,
gman



Dear Fox,

Eat all the dicks.

Love,

-DOB
 (http://www.cracked.com/blog/fox-can-eat-several-dicks/)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: winrit on January 02, 2009, 05:26:27 PM
Dear AR,

Thanks for tagging along on my vacation. It wouldn't have been the same without you.

What kind of meat was that anyhow,

A


Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FroHam X on January 04, 2009, 11:09:38 AM
Dear Pixote,

We have to stop doing this. It isn't healthy. I think we're fooling ourselves.

Love,
Froham
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on January 06, 2009, 04:22:57 AM
Dear Fellow Hidden User,

You've teased me too long with your unfulfilled potential for posting something new.  I'm going back to bed.

Harumph.

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on January 06, 2009, 07:35:02 AM
dear apple,

start posting new trailers! I'm bored sick over here.

gman
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Kevin Shields on January 06, 2009, 04:12:51 PM
dear apple,

start posting new trailers! I'm bored sick over here.

gman

Here, here!  And fix the link for the Che trailer!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: lise on January 06, 2009, 04:53:15 PM
Dear Fellow Movie Trailer Lovers,

I've spent hours of procrastination here (http://www.comingsoon.net/trailers).

-anon. 
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Melvil on January 08, 2009, 11:54:02 AM
Dear United States Postal Service,

That package that's 7 days late? Sometime soon would be good.

Melvil
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: edgar00 on January 08, 2009, 12:03:18 PM
Dear Kellogg's,

Your Cocoa Rice Crispies are tasty, but no Reese Puffs.

Better luck next time!

Edgar.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 08, 2009, 12:37:26 PM
Dear Edgar,

You should pick up Cocoa Pebbles.  Its the better choco-rice cereal.

yours,

Fred & Barney.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 08, 2009, 02:09:08 PM
Dear Texans's Front Office,

Give them Hell in the draft.

FLYmeatwad
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Melvil on January 08, 2009, 02:19:49 PM
Dear Subway Employees,

What part of "a little" don't you get?

Anonymous Customer
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on January 08, 2009, 02:49:12 PM
dear life,

give me something interesting to write about.

gman
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on January 08, 2009, 03:00:20 PM
Dear MarbeGirl,

Every kiss begins with Kay.

Love,

War of the Worlds
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on January 12, 2009, 12:00:25 AM
Dear faceboymaniacs,

Computer encountered "blue screen of death" and I have yet to negotiate it because I cannot find my OS disc. Still working out whether I will commit to using Cait's computer or commit to fixing mine.

Say your prayers and watch your bracket films,

faceboy
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: roujin on January 12, 2009, 12:07:43 AM
I am a faceboymaniac, yes.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on January 19, 2009, 05:01:58 PM
Dear backfat,

F-ck you!

Alex
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on January 19, 2009, 07:45:30 PM
Hey Kirk,

Say it; don't spray it. Jeez.

-Khan
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on January 19, 2009, 07:47:27 PM
Dear Malai Kofta,

I'm really good to you, talking nice about you at work and all. Why the heartburn?

Sincerely,
Alex
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on January 20, 2009, 11:04:40 AM
Dear faceboymaniacs,

I missed you all. Enjoy the inauguration.

face
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FifthCityMuse on January 20, 2009, 11:45:13 AM
Dear Barack Obama,

Not that I believe you will, but still.

Don't CINECAST! it up.

- All of us.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 20, 2009, 12:00:35 PM
Dear Barack Obama,

Not that I believe you will, but still.

Don't CINECAST! it up.

- All of us.

(you didn't mean the oath did you?)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Thor on January 20, 2009, 12:00:48 PM
Dear All of You,

It's up to you to not CINECAST! it up. I'm just a figurehead, not the messiah.

Word.

Barack Obama.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 20, 2009, 12:12:08 PM
Dear America,

Every now and then - you make me proud.
This is one of those times.

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 20, 2009, 12:13:01 PM
Dear AR,

I think we have come to a point where reconcilliation is impossible.
Pack your bags - it's over between us and I mean it this time.

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on January 20, 2009, 12:40:49 PM
Dear _Keith_,

About the oath, um... That was my bad, actually.  :-[

Faithfully,

John Roberts
Chief Justice
United States Supreme Court
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 20, 2009, 12:43:21 PM
Dear _Keith_,

About the oath, um... That was my bad, actually.  :-[

Faithfully,

John Roberts
Chief Justice
United States Supreme Court

heh, yeah, think it was intentional?

actually seems there was a flub on each side - O cut in early on the first response and Roberts then collapsed on his feet flinging words about willy nilly.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=274_VdeckAU (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=274_VdeckAU)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 20, 2009, 01:14:50 PM
Dear AICN Fanboy Freaks,

It's Hugh Jackman, sending this note from freezing Vancouver. I have read a lot of your online comments regarding the footage that we are currently shooting and I share your passion for the Wolverine character and the movie - I owe it all to you guys!

I wanted to reach out and let you know that due to scheduling conflicts with certain cast members and location/weather considerations, we had to wait until now to shoot a couple of scenes. Please rest assured that Wolverine will be badass and hopefully meet all of your expectations.

-HJ
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on January 20, 2009, 06:11:52 PM
Dear Express Lane Customer-

What part of 15 items or less don't you understand?

Yeah, I counted, you had 37 items, 37!

Seriously, wtf?

ses
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on January 21, 2009, 05:41:22 PM
Dear TV Guide,

Seriously?  "Hamms it up?" (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=4871.msg206415#msg206415)  I mean... seriously?

Not egg-cited,

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on January 22, 2009, 03:46:07 AM
Dear Stephen,

This was not your best moment:

(http://i44.tinypic.com/2hcpzyw.jpg)

But this was as awesome as the error above was embarrassing:

(http://i44.tinypic.com/2mq91yd.jpg)

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on January 24, 2009, 02:07:31 PM
Not sure if this still applies...

Dear Filmspotters,

It won't even let me post anymore. I think other people think they're posting, not realizing their posts aren't ever showing up. Be warned.

With love,

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on January 24, 2009, 10:54:50 PM
Dear AR,

I think we have come to a point where reconcilliation is impossible.
Pack your bags - it's over between us and I mean it this time.

~M ses
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: roujin on January 24, 2009, 11:52:13 PM
Wait, is it...
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on January 25, 2009, 10:32:07 AM
it's where it's at.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: winrit on January 25, 2009, 02:34:07 PM
Dear AR,

I think we have come to a point where reconcilliation is impossible.
Pack your bags - it's over between us and I mean it this time.

~M ses~A
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on January 26, 2009, 03:30:03 PM
To all of my dearest friends at st andrews college,

F- YOU!!

love,
gman
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on January 27, 2009, 11:55:56 PM
Dear steam,

I totally blew you off.

Feeling better,

Basil
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on January 28, 2009, 01:23:24 AM
Dear maus' steam,

Don't be hangin' 'round here just 'cause he don't want you no more.

You don't gotta go home, but you can't stay here.

face
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 28, 2009, 12:22:03 PM
AR,

Take your skanky ass and get outta my life.
It's obvious I don't want you around while I am tryin to eat my chili cheeseburger (with jalapenos) in peace...

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Scalzo on January 29, 2009, 02:05:27 PM
Dear Media,

Let's ease off the pedal a bit here.  Jessica Simpson is STILL hot!  And not 'fat'!

Incredulously Yours,

Chris 'I wish I was Romo' Scalzo
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: thatguy_sam on January 29, 2009, 02:07:26 PM
Dear Media,

Let's ease off the pedal a bit here.  Jessica Simpson is STILL hot!  And not 'fat'!

Incredulously Yours,

Chris 'I wish I was Romo' Scalzo

uh, the problem wasnt that Jessica was 'fat', she was complaining about the medias comments made about her SISTER's wieght
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Marbe on January 29, 2009, 02:09:23 PM
Dear Campbell Brown,

Chill out.

Sincerely,
Mar
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 29, 2009, 02:16:59 PM
Dear FLYmeatwad,

Get ready to go to class in half an hour.

Yours Truly,
The Warden
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on January 29, 2009, 02:55:30 PM
Dear Symphonic Heights,

I would like to reach you, but I have trouble with metaphors.

Alex
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on January 29, 2009, 03:09:49 PM
Dear Jason Statham,

you are The Last Action Hero (http://www.empireonline.com/empireblog/Post.asp?id=282)  For a reason (http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=uEXsOqdzYhE)

love, gman.

ps keep making crank movies. The guys here wont admit it but they love them.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: thatguy_sam on January 29, 2009, 03:10:44 PM
Dear Jason Statham,

you are The Last Action Hero (http://www.empireonline.com/empireblog/Post.asp?id=282)  For a reason (http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=uEXsOqdzYhE)

love, gman.

ps keep making crank movies. The guys here wont admit it but they love them.

uh, i will admit it!! Crank rules!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 29, 2009, 03:31:13 PM
Dear Jason Statham,

you are The Last Action Hero (http://www.empireonline.com/empireblog/Post.asp?id=282)  For a reason (http://ie.youtube.com/watch?v=uEXsOqdzYhE)

love, gman.

ps keep making crank movies. The guys here wont admit it but they love them.

uh, i will admit it!! Crank rules!

QFT
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FroHam X on January 30, 2009, 12:52:19 AM
Dear Zack Snyder,

Please do it right. Please. I beg of you.

Thanks for trying at least,
Every fanboy in the World
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 30, 2009, 12:56:21 AM
Dear Froham,

Haven't you heard? I'm a Visionary.  No matter what I do it will be right.

Yours-
ZS
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FroHam X on January 30, 2009, 01:04:18 AM
Dear ZS,

I know you're a "Visionary", but 300 still sucked. Just sayin'.

Love,
Froham
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on January 30, 2009, 01:05:04 AM
Dear Froham,

It's good to be agreeing again.  If Watchmen reminds me of 300 for even a second, I'll be a really sad hamster.

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 30, 2009, 01:07:41 AM
Dear Froham,

It's good to be agreeing again.  If Watchmen reminds me of 300 for even a second, I'll be a really sad hamster.

pixote

This is Madness!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FroHam X on January 30, 2009, 01:12:29 AM
Dear Froham,

It's good to be agreeing again.  If Watchmen reminds me of 300 for even a second, I'll be a really sad hamster.

pixote

Well, it looks like it has that same silly slo-mo effect, but if that's where the similarities end I will be a very happy hamster. And THAT's and alliteration, so you know it's good!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on January 30, 2009, 02:18:57 AM
Dear Froham, pixote and others.

300 sucked cause of the story and the burly gay spartan men. Watchmen has a great story and no burly gay men. happy now?

love,
ZS.

Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on January 30, 2009, 08:03:57 AM
Dear ZSnyder,

300 sucked because of your terrible story-telling and visual techniques used within and you're inability to use burly gay-men to your advantage. That's all your fault.

face
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 30, 2009, 09:35:35 AM
Dear Filmspotters,

What's the matter with burly gay men?
I happen to have a lot of burly gay friends.
They're great gals!

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 30, 2009, 10:28:50 AM
Dear Filmspotters,

I will kick you all into the bottomless pit for your insults and you will fall in a kinda visionary slow-motion-y way and $0 million worth of  opening weekend viewers will explode in thunderous applesauce.

King L.
(of the Burly Brigayd)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on January 30, 2009, 10:35:28 AM
Dear Filmspotters,

What's the matter with burly gay men?
I happen to have a lot of burly gay friends.
They're great gals!

~M
It's not the burly gay men that are at fault with 300. That was the GOOD part of the movie. The failure was in the application of said beefcake in the movie.

Or maybe it was that the movie was so bad that even burly gay men couldn't save it. Which is a sad fact indeed.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 30, 2009, 10:39:30 AM
VISIONARY!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: edgar00 on January 30, 2009, 10:42:57 AM
Dear ZSnyder,

300 sucked because of your terrible story-telling and visual techniques used within and you're inability to use burly gay-men to your advantage. That's all your fault.

face
One would think that burly gay men would at least provide some comical relief or something.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Melvil on January 30, 2009, 12:24:28 PM
One would think that burly gay men would at least provide some comical relief or something.

I found the movie pretty laughable.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on January 30, 2009, 01:51:06 PM
dear gman's dad,

Now that the year is over, I'd like to thank you for bringing your son to see Mr. Bean's holiday and Mamma Mia!. If not, then my film would have been on his worst of the year list.

love,
George Lucas.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Thor on January 30, 2009, 03:36:17 PM
dear gman's dad,

Now that the year is over, I'd like to thank you for bringing your son to see Mr. Bean's holiday and Mamma Mia!. If not, then my film would have been on his worst of the year list.

love,
George Lucas.

 :D
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on January 30, 2009, 06:01:09 PM
Dear Mr. edgarchaput,

Please don't hotlink (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=1873.msg211100#msg211100) our images.  Not that we'll let you.

Sincerely,

MoviePosterDB.com
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: edgar00 on January 30, 2009, 06:06:02 PM
Dear MoviePosterDB.com,

Duly noted,

Regretfully yours,

Edgar.

p.s. Thank you pixote.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on January 30, 2009, 10:49:43 PM
Dear ZSnyder,

300 sucked because of your terrible story-telling and visual techniques used within and you're inability to use burly gay-men to your advantage. That's all your fault.

face
One would think that burly gay men would at least provide some comical relief or something.
Hey, I'm all in favor of burly gay men.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on January 31, 2009, 12:28:44 PM
Dear Mario lopez,

would you like to play musical pants? (http://www.thedailyshow.com/video/index.jhtml?videoId=189760&title=Mario-Lopez-Interviews-Barack-Obama)
love,
Tuddy.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on February 02, 2009, 01:57:33 AM
Dear YouTube videos that employ slow-motion,

You coulda had class. You coulda been somebody. You coulda been a contender.

Always disappointed,

Basil
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on February 02, 2009, 02:20:21 PM
Dear Self-Obsession,

Go bother someone else.

Sincerely,
Alex
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on February 02, 2009, 02:27:05 PM
Dear alexarch,

Stop being all distracting and stuff.

Junior (and other who should be working).
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on February 02, 2009, 02:45:42 PM
Dear Junior,

It's what I do. It's what I live for. To help unfortunate merfolk like yourself. Poor souls with no one else to turn to.

Sincerely,
Ursula
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on February 02, 2009, 02:58:31 PM
Dear Ursula,

Sorry. I didn't realize that I was telling you how to do your job. I'll refrain in the future and you can go about your soul-harvesting in peace.

Junior.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on February 02, 2009, 03:34:07 PM
Dear Universe,

Am I really all the things that are outside of me?

Your mote of dust on the wind, Junior (by way of Animal Collective).
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 02, 2009, 03:53:34 PM
Dear Junior,

You can relax, because everything you could ever want or be, you already have and are.

Sincerely-
Bernard Jaffe
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on February 03, 2009, 04:12:16 PM
Dear Taylor Swift,

"Hey Stephen" is really about Soderbergh, right?

Hoping to not have my fantasies destroyed,

Basil
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Thor on February 04, 2009, 09:50:47 AM
Dear Basil,

Your devotion is adorable.

Wishing I could have a love so pure,

Thor
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: edgar00 on February 04, 2009, 10:19:11 AM
Dear Basil,

Don't forget about Stephen Colbert!

Just levelling the playing field,

Edgar.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on February 04, 2009, 11:14:22 AM
Dear Thor,

Meet your Anagram Superhero Alter-Ego, Roth (http://slumbering.lungfish.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/roth.gif), courtesy of Lore (http://slumbering.lungfish.com/).

Sincerely,
Alex
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Thor on February 04, 2009, 01:49:10 PM
Cool. No, wait, not cool.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FroHam X on February 05, 2009, 12:29:51 AM
Dear Darlton Lindeluse,

I love that small show you make. The one on the island with the polar bears and the other stuff.

Keep up the good work,
SumGuy
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on February 07, 2009, 02:34:38 AM
Dear Jack,

Hang in there.

Love always,

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FroHam X on February 07, 2009, 11:25:31 AM
Dear Clovis,

I will get you for this!

Watch your back.

Be careful starting any cars or opening any doors.

Look out for any grenades or landmines.

Sincerely,
Froham!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Kevin Shields on February 07, 2009, 07:24:00 PM
Dear Mr. Soderbergh & Mr. del Toro

You Guys CINECAST!in' Rock!  I will vote for Che at the Filmspots

Void
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on February 08, 2009, 12:05:04 AM
Dear M. Le Pew,

No means no, asshole.

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FroHam X on February 08, 2009, 12:14:54 AM
Dear M. Le Pew,

No means no, asshole.

pixote

lol!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: zarodinu on February 08, 2009, 01:17:26 AM
Dear Cindy,

Dumping your twenty five year old male-nurse husband for a forty year old married doctor is pretty freaken low.  The whole hospital thinks you are a home-wrecking slut.  Eric is a great fellow, and I am sure he will find someone else, hopefully someone who is not a gold digging whore.

Sincerely,
Z   

Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on February 08, 2009, 04:51:32 PM
Dear winrit and karlwinslow,

YOU CAN DO IT!!!!

Love,

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FroHam X on February 08, 2009, 05:05:24 PM
Dear Sony,

Thank you for the awesomeness that is the PS3.

Your not-very-loyal customer,
Corey A.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: edgar00 on February 08, 2009, 05:08:04 PM
Dear Christie Cookies,

Please package your cookies carefully, you useless old tub of gak.

cio,
Edgar.

Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on February 09, 2009, 05:21:07 PM
Dear AR,

Once again, I throw a party and invite my good friend Patty Melt and once again, you crash said party.
I did not invite you. GET OUT.

Exasperated,

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on February 09, 2009, 05:29:37 PM
Dear Marty,

AR was waking me up repeatedly the other night, and I made a decision then and there to be rid of the fiend. I bought some Zantac 75, and now when I feel the slightest quivers of AR's approach, I kill AR with a pill.

Alex
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 09, 2009, 05:35:09 PM
Dear Trendy Ass Hipster Writers,

You'll come crawling back... you can quote me on that.  We used to be such friends when I helped you out in yr damned conversational irony but now you've gone and thrown that all away. 

Just hangin out here-
""
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 09, 2009, 05:39:45 PM
Dear FLYmeatwad,

Go write your paper. Listen to some Radiohead and Miley Cyrus after it is finished.

With your best interest at heart,
FLYmeatwad
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on February 11, 2009, 02:54:56 AM
Dear Kitty,

Hello!

Love,
pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on February 11, 2009, 11:20:06 AM
Dear Kitty,

Hello!

Love,
pixote
LOLlercoaster.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FroHam X on February 11, 2009, 11:22:46 AM
To whom it may concern:

Hello.


- CA
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on February 11, 2009, 09:19:27 PM
Dear scallions,

You are deliciously malicious.

All my love,
faceinator
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Kevin Shields on February 11, 2009, 10:26:52 PM
Dear Trent Reznor,

Please make sure the new Jane's Addiction album (if you're really working on it) not suck.  Make sure Perry Farrell doesn't rule over everyone and keep Dave Navarro in check so he can't preen around like a little bitch.  The last album disappointed the 15 year old in me.  Now that you have all of the original guys in the room.  Please make sure it doesn't just rock.  It has to be arty as well (that's why Strays wasn't really good along with its polished production by Bob Ezrin). 

Signed,


Void
NIN/Jane's Addiction fan
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 11, 2009, 10:29:36 PM
Dear FLYmeatwad,

Seriously, stop being sick, this stuff is getting frustrating.

Watching you when you sleep,
stomach, throat, nose, and head

p.s. Drink some water...or suffer the consequences.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Scalzo on February 12, 2009, 09:57:51 AM
Dear America,

Can we please stop with the GD '-gate' suffix on every GD controversy?!?  I can't take it anymore!


Oh, and some one drop some quick dry cement in Nadya's babyport.

Peace!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on February 12, 2009, 11:53:15 AM
Suffix-gate...
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: m_rturnage on February 12, 2009, 11:54:57 AM
Scalzogate begins now.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on February 12, 2009, 12:47:29 PM
dear the cast and crew of inglourious baterds,

I LOVE YOU!!!

love,
gman.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Scalzo on February 12, 2009, 08:03:39 PM
Dear Bud Selig,

A-Rod has shamed the game?  A-Rod?  How about you and the rest of the owner's turning a blind eye and profiting from it all?!?  Was A-Rod wrong?  Sure.   But you're more than qualified to share some of the blame.  Hypocrite.

Nice 'blind' test by the way...
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Lynch on February 12, 2009, 11:15:41 PM
Dear Sydney Weather,

Please don't rain on me this weekend.

Thanks

Frank
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on February 12, 2009, 11:43:14 PM
Dear sleep,

Stay back demon!

face
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on February 13, 2009, 12:10:21 AM
(http://i40.tinypic.com/2yy5l6t.png)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on February 13, 2009, 01:07:23 PM
Dear pixote,

You broke my laugh track.

face
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on February 14, 2009, 02:14:20 PM
dear the usual suspects,

Can I just say I don't care who Keyser Soze is anymore? Please?

gman.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FroHam X on February 14, 2009, 02:38:00 PM
Dear Brian Swinger,

Thank you for making The Useful Suspects.

Your adoring fan,
DamGer
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on February 16, 2009, 02:25:00 PM
Dear Young Directors,

Plot is a tricky thing.  If you can't do it right, don't do it at all.

Love,

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 16, 2009, 02:40:51 PM
Dear Young Directors,

Plot is a tricky thing.  If you can't do it right, don't do it at all.

Love,

pixote

Are you advocating films consisiting entirely of pedophilic shots up japanese girls' skirts?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: roujin on February 16, 2009, 05:33:47 PM
:)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on February 17, 2009, 05:40:05 AM
dear clovis,

Wendy and Lucy won best adapted screenplay. Thought I should let you know.

 :)

Gman
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: zarodinu on February 17, 2009, 06:34:43 AM
Dear WALL-E fans,

"The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."  -Joseph Stalin

Sorry about Filmspot guys
 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on February 18, 2009, 09:48:28 AM
Dear Laundry,

If you could kindly hide yourself while I'm gone, I'll happily wash you quickly in the ensuing days. That's a promise.

insincerely,
face
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on February 18, 2009, 06:14:54 PM
Dear Jamie Stewart,

Do you love me?

Love,
Jamie Stewart
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: saltine on February 19, 2009, 04:16:32 AM
To our dearest Froham,

Post please.

Love,

Fellow Filmspotters (the suspense is killing us)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on February 19, 2009, 08:09:04 AM
Dear gerbil,

You're no longer a gerbit, but I still haven't forgotten.

face
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on February 19, 2009, 11:17:50 AM
Dear Self-Respect,

Don't leave me because of this job.

I am begging you,

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on February 19, 2009, 11:41:58 AM
Dear M,

You can always replace him with me.

Sex, Drugs and Popular Music
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: zarodinu on February 23, 2009, 09:20:52 PM
Dear Sean Penn,

Thanks for acknowledging Proposition 8 in your Oscar speech.  Its the only reason you got the damn statue.

Sincerely,
Z

PS:  You are a good actor, if you could only learn to shut the f up.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on February 23, 2009, 09:52:39 PM
Dear Sean Penn,

Thanks for developing a sense of humor between Mystic River and Milk. Every little bit counts.

Thanks again, Junior.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: mañana on February 23, 2009, 09:59:42 PM
PS:  You are a good actor, if you could only learn to shut the f up.

I don't know Z, Penn was atypically good natured last night. He seemed genuinely moved and most amazingly he was funny; "I know how hard I make it to appreciate me".

Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Colleen on February 24, 2009, 11:04:21 AM
Dear father sperm donor to the BB shooting victim from Sunday:

You were in Alabama with your crackhead girlfriend on Sunday and no one could reach you.  You didn't tell your 20 year old daughter that you were leaving town and leaving her in charge of your other kids.  You didn't leave any written directive authorizing medical care or anything else for your kids while you were gone.  You had no idea what was going on.

So don't call me multiple times today and tell me you want to press charges on the 9 year old dumbass who accidentally shot your daughter with the BB.  You have no standing in this case.  It's been handled. 

Please CINECAST! off.

Sincerely,
Colleen
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Colleen on February 24, 2009, 11:04:56 AM
P.S. Also please abstain from alcohol before calling the police and telling them how to do their job. 
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on February 24, 2009, 11:39:46 AM
P.S. Also please abstain from alcohol before calling the police and telling them how to do their job. 
Colleen, is it an insult to say that there are days that I'm so glad I'm not you? I mean the cop-lady uniform makes your job seem very glamorous. And your avatar makes me think that you and I have a very similar taste for the absurd. But damn, girl. The most I have to deal with in my job is boredom and unappreciative bosses.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Colleen on February 24, 2009, 12:26:55 PM
Nah, sometimes *I* wish I wasn't me!

I like the job most of the time.  Most of the time I work fraud cases, which I like a lot.  But I am usually the only one here on Sundays and for the last 3 Sundays we've had ridiculous cases I have had to be involved in that have been eating up all my time for no good reason.  3 weeks ago was the case of the 13 year old arsonist, two weeks ago I had a rape case that is *still*going on (suspect is calling victim from jail constantly trying to get her to drop the charges, even after a protective order was served on him--now I have to get an agg stalking warrant but at least he's staying in jail), this week was the BB gun drama.  Feh.  I'm just over teh stupid right now and need about a week of chill out time to get my stress level back down.  But don't have time for it!

Anyway, I'm glad I can vent here at least, and maybe be a little entertaining too.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: zarodinu on February 24, 2009, 08:00:29 PM
Nah, sometimes *I* wish I wasn't me!

I like the job most of the time.  Most of the time I work fraud cases, which I like a lot.  But I am usually the only one here on Sundays and for the last 3 Sundays we've had ridiculous cases I have had to be involved in that have been eating up all my time for no good reason.  3 weeks ago was the case of the 13 year old arsonist, two weeks ago I had a rape case that is *still*going on (suspect is calling victim from jail constantly trying to get her to drop the charges, even after a protective order was served on him--now I have to get an agg stalking warrant but at least he's staying in jail), this week was the BB gun drama.  Feh.  I'm just over teh stupid right now and need about a week of chill out time to get my stress level back down.  But don't have time for it!

Anyway, I'm glad I can vent here at least, and maybe be a little entertaining too.

As somebody who works in the bottom of the nursing pyramid at the local hospital, I feel your pain hon.  Some jobs can drive you nuts.  I try to watch more movies, spend more time outdoors, and pick up girls at local bars, all of it helps with the stress.   
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on February 25, 2009, 12:29:17 AM
Dear Sliced Bread,

Don't listen to the haters.  You're still the best.

Love always,
pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FroHam X on February 25, 2009, 12:35:59 AM
Dear Sliced Bread,

Don't listen to the haters.  You're still the best.

Love always,
pixote

I don't think anybody has ever said otherwise.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on February 25, 2009, 03:45:10 PM
Dear caffeine,

I'm sorry I taunted and disrespected you. Please accept my apology and have mercy on me.

face
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: edgar00 on February 25, 2009, 04:05:39 PM
Dear caffeine,

I'm sorry I taunted and disrespected you. Please accept my apology and have mercy on me.

face

Dear Dr. faceboy,

I have never known caffeine to show mercy. I hope you have luck with that.

Curious,
Edgar.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on February 25, 2009, 04:31:13 PM
Dear caffeine,

I'm sorry I taunted and disrespected you. Please accept my apology and have mercy on me.

face

Dear Dr. faceboy,

I have never known caffeine to show mercy. I hope you have luck with that.

Curious,
Edgar.

Dr. Chaput:

Your theorem is proving true thus far. I will keep you updated.

Hoping you're wrong,
face
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: zarodinu on February 25, 2009, 05:17:18 PM
Dear my life,

get it together already,

Z
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 25, 2009, 05:19:31 PM
Dear Homework,

Finish yourself and let me watch Snow White!

FLYmeatwad
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Scalzo on February 25, 2009, 09:52:51 PM
Dear Congress,

Let me get this straight.  Every time I turn around, and see another screwed up thing going on.  The economy has gone to hell.  I've had friends lose their job.  The industry I work in is getting hammered every day. 

And you decide to pass a resolution honoring Paul Newman.  WHAT?!?  Nothing else going on that deserves your attention?  NOTHING?  The economy?  Civil rights for gays?  Education?  Unwanted births?  The Environment?  Alternative fuel options?  The Middle East? 

W.T.F.?  Hey!  A-Rod used performance enhancing drugs.  Better start a whole new round of hearings, you grandstanding, sanctimonious bastards.  I can't take this anymore.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Kevin Shields on February 25, 2009, 10:02:37 PM
Dear Animal Collective,

Sorry guys.  We're now Void's new #1 Album of 2009, so far.

Signed,

Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on February 25, 2009, 10:23:06 PM
Dear Animal Collective,

Sorry guys.  We're now Void's new #1 Album of 2009, so far.

Signed,

Yeah Yeah Yeahs
So wrong.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on February 26, 2009, 11:08:50 PM
Dear American Idol,

When there's only room for one more girl in the top three (at most) and not all the girls have been introduced yet, we know the girls at center stage are going home.

Also, if Nick/Norman doesn't make the wildcard show, you should probably keep him around anyway, maybe as sort of a singing version of Dunkleman or something.

Wishing I could quit you,
pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on February 27, 2009, 06:36:18 AM
Dear watchmen,

don't break this string of great movies I've been having. Please. I'm couting on you.

love,
gman.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Mitchator on February 27, 2009, 11:32:54 AM
Dear bartender,
  I love you.

xoxoxo
Mitch
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on February 28, 2009, 01:34:55 AM
Dear Woman in the T-Mobile Commericial Who's Not Bea Arthur,

You look an awful lot like Bea Arthur.  Thank you for being a friend.

Sincerely,
pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on February 28, 2009, 04:15:38 AM
Dear Sydney,

Hey, you want a cookie?  You want a cookie?  Aww, I know you do.  I know you want a cookie.  So, come on.  Just get in the car and I'll give you a cookie.  That's right.  Get in the car and then I'll take you back to America... where you'll get more cookies!  Better cookies!  Not these crap Irish cookies!  Come on, be a good dog, get in the car and get your cookie, you cute thing you...

Love,
pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on February 28, 2009, 04:21:54 AM
Dear Sydney,

Hey, you want a cookie?  You want a cookie?  Aww, I know you do.  I know you want a cookie.  So, come on.  Just get in the car and I'll give you a cookie.  That's right.  Get in the car and then I'll take you back to America... where you'll get more cookies!  Better cookies!  Not these crap Irish cookies!  Come on, be a good dog, get in the car and get your cookie, you cute thing you...

Love,
pixote

dear pixote,

sydney doesn't eat cookies. And she can detect bulls***. Nice try though.
Also, we call them biscuits.
and I'd like to know how you thought you were going to drive across the atlantic.

This one disturbed me.

trying not to think of you creepily stealing my dog,
gman.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on February 28, 2009, 04:13:05 PM
Dear Competing "Open Letter" Thread,

Wow. (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=254.0)

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on February 28, 2009, 04:25:27 PM
Dear Competing "Open Letter" Thread,

Wow. (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=254.0)

pixote

dear pix,

I don't think competing open letters thread is what they're going for.

hoping I've still scared the crap out of you,
gman.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on February 28, 2009, 05:47:54 PM
dear PS Hoffman,

Death comes faster then you think.

love,
the random guy in the aeroplane.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Kevin Shields on February 28, 2009, 06:02:43 PM
Dear Rolling Stone magazine,

Your 5-star review of the new U2 album is total shit.  You disappoint me David Fricke.  After this, the 5-star review of the new Bruce Springsteen album and putting idiots on the cover.  The magazine that was once cool 40 years ago is now officially irrelevant.

Signed,


Void
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: mañana on February 28, 2009, 06:08:12 PM
the magazine that was once cool 40 years ago is now officially irrelevant.

I think that's been official for some time now.

Your 5-star review of the new U2 album is total shit.  You disappoint me David Fricke. 

They don't call him "Five Star" Fricke for nothing.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Colleen on February 28, 2009, 06:31:00 PM
Well at least they got the Bruce Springsteen review right.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Kevin Shields on February 28, 2009, 10:35:46 PM
Well at least they got the Bruce Springsteen review right.

Are you shitting me?  Is it as good as Born to Run, Nebraska, and Born in the U.S.A. with all of its polished production?  I've heard tracks from that record and I wasn't impressed. 
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Colleen on March 02, 2009, 06:09:39 AM
Actually I am.  Rolling Stone will give 5 stars to any Bruce effort that isn't an utter disaster.  But I'd give it 4 stars.  I really like it.  Everyone is crazy about Magic, apparently, but other than Radio Nowhere, Long Walk Home and a couple of other songs, I thought it was just okay.  I think The Rising is a masterpiece, though, and would put it up against Born in the USA and even Born to Run in a second.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FroHam X on March 02, 2009, 07:42:38 AM
Dear Mr. Snyder,

Tonight I'm watching your visionary film, Watchmen. You better not have CINECAST!ed it up.

Sincerely,
FroHamp
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: zarodinu on March 02, 2009, 11:08:55 AM
Dear patient XXX,

There is a direct correlation between you taking a swing at the nurse, and you being tied up to the bed.  I know crystal meth is a fun hobby, but all good things in moderation.

your loving caretaker,


Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on March 03, 2009, 01:27:58 AM
Dear Canadian television programmers,

Stop playing Cube. I know you have quotas to fill, but I'd rather see anything else than Cube for the 156th time.

face
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FroHam X on March 03, 2009, 01:43:57 AM
Dear Canadian television programmers,

Stop playing Cube. I know you have quotas to fill, but I'd rather see anything else than Cube for the 156th time.

face

Movie Network ftw!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on March 03, 2009, 12:48:16 PM
Dear Canadian television programmers,

Stop playing Cube. I know you have quotas to fill, but I'd rather see anything else than Cube for the 156th time.

face

Movie Network ftw!
If only it were just them.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on March 05, 2009, 11:43:15 AM
Dear Random Gash in My Shin,

Where the f—k did you come from?

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 05, 2009, 01:58:37 PM
Dear Random Gash in My Shin,

Where the f—k did you come from?

pixote

UPI?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on March 05, 2009, 02:04:41 PM
I'm going definition 1 (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=UPI) over definition 3.  It was close though.

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on March 09, 2009, 11:39:38 AM
Dear Digestive System,

It was fun at first. You kept me home reading for two days. I vomited like a fire hydrant opened in the Bronx on a hot summer day. I got to sleep on the couch with sheets and blankets from the spare bedroom like I was twelve again. You know, laughs.

But now it's getting old. I'd really love to eat a spicy or rich food again without fear of shitting myself. I would love for you to stop moaning pathetically in the middle of business meetings.

Straighten up, mister. You're trying my paitence.

Sincerely,
Alex
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Marbe on March 09, 2009, 03:13:06 PM
Dear Digestive System,

It was fun at first. You kept me home reading for two days. I vomited like a fire hydrant opened in the Bronx on a hot summer day. I got to sleep on the couch with sheets and blankets from the spare bedroom like I was twelve again. You know, laughs.

But now it's getting old. I'd really love to eat a spicy or rich food again without fear of shitting myself. I would love for you to stop moaning pathetically in the middle of business meetings.

Straighten up, mister. You're trying my paitence.

Sincerely,
Alex

That was nearly poetry.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 09, 2009, 04:32:41 PM
Dear Digestive System,

It was fun at first. You kept me home reading for two days. I vomited like a fire hydrant opened in the Bronx on a hot summer day. I got to sleep on the couch with sheets and blankets from the spare bedroom like I was twelve again. You know, laughs.

But now it's getting old. I'd really love to eat a spicy or rich food again without fear of shitting myself. I would love for you to stop moaning pathetically in the middle of business meetings.

Straighten up, mister. You're trying my paitence.

Sincerely,
Alex

That was nearly poetry.

when alex speaks of matters colo-rectal he really flows.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on March 09, 2009, 04:50:58 PM
Dear Digestive System,

It was fun at first. You kept me home reading for two days. I vomited like a fire hydrant opened in the Bronx on a hot summer day. I got to sleep on the couch with sheets and blankets from the spare bedroom like I was twelve again. You know, laughs.

But now it's getting old. I'd really love to eat a spicy or rich food again without fear of shitting myself. I would love for you to stop moaning pathetically in the middle of business meetings.

Straighten up, mister. You're trying my paitence.

Sincerely,
Alex

That was nearly poetry.

when alex speaks of matters colo-rectal he really flows.
Such things should always be entertaining. And flowing.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: thatguy_sam on March 10, 2009, 04:06:08 PM
Dear Digestive System,

It was fun at first. You kept me home reading for two days. I vomited like a fire hydrant opened in the Bronx on a hot summer day. I got to sleep on the couch with sheets and blankets from the spare bedroom like I was twelve again. You know, laughs.

But now it's getting old. I'd really love to eat a spicy or rich food again without fear of shitting myself. I would love for you to stop moaning pathetically in the middle of business meetings.

Straighten up, mister. You're trying my paitence.

Sincerely,
Alex

That was nearly poetry.

when alex speaks of matters colo-rectal he really flows.
Such things should always be entertaining. And flowing.

i feel your pain alexarch, and at this very moment share it.
excuse me while i go vomit
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on March 10, 2009, 04:07:53 PM
Dear Digestive System,

It was fun at first. You kept me home reading for two days. I vomited like a fire hydrant opened in the Bronx on a hot summer day. I got to sleep on the couch with sheets and blankets from the spare bedroom like I was twelve again. You know, laughs.

But now it's getting old. I'd really love to eat a spicy or rich food again without fear of shitting myself. I would love for you to stop moaning pathetically in the middle of business meetings.

Straighten up, mister. You're trying my paitence.

Sincerely,
Alex

That was nearly poetry.

when alex speaks of matters colo-rectal he really flows.
Such things should always be entertaining. And flowing.

i feel your pain alexarch, and at this very moment share it.
excuse me while i go vomit
I love that very relaxed feeling I get after a really violent vomit. (I don't love that very repulsed feeling I get after you violently vomit on me.)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oneaprilday on March 10, 2009, 04:16:45 PM
I love that very relaxed feeling you get after a really violent vomit.

You're using "you" in a very willy-nilly fashion.  ;)   There's vomiting and then there's vomiting.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on March 10, 2009, 04:23:54 PM
Better?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on March 10, 2009, 04:32:42 PM
Better?

with this letter and elephant combined, I'm not going to feel good for daysss.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: thatguy_sam on March 10, 2009, 04:36:34 PM
ah yes the few moments after a violent vomit session before the need to chunder once again hits, those are the moments of enlightenment
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oneaprilday on March 10, 2009, 05:39:48 PM
Better?

Yep.  :)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on March 11, 2009, 10:04:31 AM
Dear Love Handles,

Who invited you to my party?

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on March 11, 2009, 06:15:40 PM
Dear Love Handles,

Who invited you to my party?

~M

Must have been Dr. Saddlebags.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on March 11, 2009, 10:52:19 PM
Dear Merpeople,

Thanks again for all your help.

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Thor on March 12, 2009, 11:32:22 AM
Dear pixote,

So it was Daryl Hannah that took you away for a while?

I always wondered what she's like in real life.

Thor.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on March 13, 2009, 04:37:56 PM
Dear Everybody,

Hi hi hi hi!!!!!!  ;D

Love,
pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Bill Thompson on March 13, 2009, 04:39:56 PM
Dear AT&T DSL,

I know you like to freeze up and lose the internet connection at random times. I'm sure this is fun for you, but it's not fun for you. I don't ask for much from you, just play my porn, let me write whatever I want to write and don't spaz out, that's all. Please stop, I don't want to switch ISP's again.

Yours truly,
Bill
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Kevin Shields on March 14, 2009, 12:11:44 AM
Dear Chris Cornell,

Your record really CINECAST!ing sucks.  You've sold out and decided to become a product.  Now who's laughing?

Signed,


Void

P.S.

Trent Reznor is right.  It's very uncomfortable to listen to a record as embarrassing as yours. 
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 14, 2009, 12:14:15 AM
Dear Chris Cornell,

Your record really CINECAST!ing sucks.  You've sold out and decided to become a product.  Now who's laughing?

Signed,


Void

P.S.

Trent Reznor is right.  It's very uncomfortable to listen to a record as embarrassing as yours. 

I cannot understand the hate for this yet the love of the new Yeah Yeah Yeahs.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Bill Thompson on March 14, 2009, 09:53:19 AM
Dear Chris Cornell,

Your record really CINECAST!ing sucks.  You've sold out and decided to become a product.  Now who's laughing?

Signed,


Void

P.S.

Trent Reznor is right.  It's very uncomfortable to listen to a record as embarrassing as yours. 

I cannot understand the hate for this yet the love of the new Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

I don't understand the hate either, but I do understand the love for the new YYY's. What I don't understand is how someone like Trent Reznor who hasn't made anything beyond a borderline good album in close to 10 years is chiming in on the matter, and to go along with that,

Dear Trent Reznor,

You no longer matter, deal with it.

All the best,
Bill
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 14, 2009, 10:02:34 AM
Trent Reznor did some good work on that El-P track "Flyentology." I'm not too hot on the CD as a whole, but I respect El-P for what he does and he's an interesting guy. Not too sure about Reznor, but NIN has never really been my type of music. "The Hand That Feeds," "Capital G," and some other song are fun to listen to in Rock Band though.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Kevin Shields on March 14, 2009, 06:03:37 PM
Dear Chris Cornell,

Your record really CINECAST!ing sucks.  You've sold out and decided to become a product.  Now who's laughing?

Signed,


Void

P.S.

Trent Reznor is right.  It's very uncomfortable to listen to a record as embarrassing as yours. 

I cannot understand the hate for this yet the love of the new Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

I don't understand the hate either, but I do understand the love for the new YYY's. What I don't understand is how someone like Trent Reznor who hasn't made anything beyond a borderline good album in close to 10 years is chiming in on the matter, and to go along with that,

Dear Trent Reznor,

You no longer matter, deal with it.

All the best,
Bill

What you just said is bullshit.  Year Zero is easily the best thing he did since The Downward Spiral as it was an album that was cohesive.  Didn't sound like previous NIN albums.  Lyrically, it was a new step for Trent and he took new risks with that record.  Ghosts I-IV though not for everyone, was the record he always he wanted to do and succeeded.  Taking on a record that is just an instrumental record with several people and making it unpredictable and moody while selling it on the net for $5 is pretty damn cool to me.  It was the most daring thing he did since The FragileThe Slip, though not perfect sequence wise, is NIN at its raw yet simple form as it was a record that rocked and dabbled into previous NIN styles and instrumentals.  The singles from With Teeth are great while the album is good despite its lyrical repetitiveness. 

I think Trent Reznor has done a lot more interesting music with NIN and outside of NIN that is way better than Chris Cornell's bullshit record.  Reznor is at least not slaving away to what record executives want and is in it for himself.  Would Chris Cornell give away free multi-track files to fans to remix free of charge?  Would Cornell give away 400GB of unedited raw video footage for fans to edit to make their own concert DVD?  I don't think so.  Plus, Reznor's work on that El-P track kicked ass along with the Saul Williams album he produced.  And he might be producing the new Jane's Addiction album.  He's the one who will get it right instead of what Bob Ezrin went for on the band's last album. 

Plus, Pitchfork has been praising Reznor as of late and they were often very snotty towards NIN.  They'll be giving NIN 5-7 pt. reviews for whatever happens next while Cornell is likely to get a well-deserved 0 for being a complete sell-out who made a record that doesn't appeal to either his rock fans or Timbaland's club crowd.  Reznor was just stating what everyone else was saying about that record.

So much for a Soundgarden reunion. 
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 14, 2009, 06:14:40 PM
Dear Chris Cornell,

Your record really CINECAST!ing sucks.  You've sold out and decided to become a product.  Now who's laughing?

Signed,


Void

P.S.

Trent Reznor is right.  It's very uncomfortable to listen to a record as embarrassing as yours. 

I cannot understand the hate for this yet the love of the new Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

I don't understand the hate either, but I do understand the love for the new YYY's. What I don't understand is how someone like Trent Reznor who hasn't made anything beyond a borderline good album in close to 10 years is chiming in on the matter, and to go along with that,

Dear Trent Reznor,

You no longer matter, deal with it.

All the best,
Bill

So much for a Soundgarden reunion. 

Probably for the best, Soundgarden is no good.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on March 14, 2009, 06:23:45 PM
Soundgarden is no good.

Much like every other band mentioned on this page.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: roujin on March 14, 2009, 06:24:47 PM
The Beatles and Bob Dylan also suck.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on March 14, 2009, 06:25:45 PM
Soundgarden is no good.

Much like every other band mentioned on this page.

The Beatles and Bob Dylan also suck.

never mind.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: roujin on March 14, 2009, 06:26:31 PM
Radiohead, too.

Just making sure all the biggies get covered on this page :)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 14, 2009, 06:27:01 PM
The Beatles and Bob Dylan also suck.

I can agree with half of this statement.

Soundgarden is no good.

Much like every other band mentioned on this page.

El-P is pretty good, I really don't like Jane's Addiction though. We are eventually getting one of their records in Rock Band as full album DLC, but that singer's voice pisses me off. We're also getting Pearl Jam's Ten a week from Tuesday, which will likely also suck if any other Pearl Jam song I've ever heard is any indication. I'll download the CD though this week and see how it sounds before judging though.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on March 14, 2009, 06:28:28 PM
The Beatles and Bob Dylan also suck.

I can agree with half of this statement.


Which half?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 14, 2009, 06:49:25 PM
The Beatles and Bob Dylan also suck.

I can agree with half of this statement.


Which half?

My admiration, respect, and love for Bob Dylan's body of work knows (Love Minus Zero Over) No Limit.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Bill Thompson on March 14, 2009, 08:41:38 PM
Dear Chris Cornell,

Your record really CINECAST!ing sucks.  You've sold out and decided to become a product.  Now who's laughing?

Signed,


Void

P.S.

Trent Reznor is right.  It's very uncomfortable to listen to a record as embarrassing as yours. 

I cannot understand the hate for this yet the love of the new Yeah Yeah Yeahs.

I don't understand the hate either, but I do understand the love for the new YYY's. What I don't understand is how someone like Trent Reznor who hasn't made anything beyond a borderline good album in close to 10 years is chiming in on the matter, and to go along with that,

Dear Trent Reznor,

You no longer matter, deal with it.

All the best,
Bill

What you just said is bullshit.  Year Zero is easily the best thing he did since The Downward Spiral as it was an album that was cohesive.  Didn't sound like previous NIN albums.  Lyrically, it was a new step for Trent and he took new risks with that record.  Ghosts I-IV though not for everyone, was the record he always he wanted to do and succeeded.  Taking on a record that is just an instrumental record with several people and making it unpredictable and moody while selling it on the net for $5 is pretty damn cool to me.  It was the most daring thing he did since The FragileThe Slip, though not perfect sequence wise, is NIN at its raw yet simple form as it was a record that rocked and dabbled into previous NIN styles and instrumentals.  The singles from With Teeth are great while the album is good despite its lyrical repetitiveness. 

I think Trent Reznor has done a lot more interesting music with NIN and outside of NIN that is way better than Chris Cornell's bullshit record.  Reznor is at least not slaving away to what record executives want and is in it for himself.  Would Chris Cornell give away free multi-track files to fans to remix free of charge?  Would Cornell give away 400GB of unedited raw video footage for fans to edit to make their own concert DVD?  I don't think so.  Plus, Reznor's work on that El-P track kicked ass along with the Saul Williams album he produced.  And he might be producing the new Jane's Addiction album.  He's the one who will get it right instead of what Bob Ezrin went for on the band's last album. 

Plus, Pitchfork has been praising Reznor as of late and they were often very snotty towards NIN.  They'll be giving NIN 5-7 pt. reviews for whatever happens next while Cornell is likely to get a well-deserved 0 for being a complete sell-out who made a record that doesn't appeal to either his rock fans or Timbaland's club crowd.  Reznor was just stating what everyone else was saying about that record.

So much for a Soundgarden reunion. 

All of what Reznor has done since 1998 has been good, no more, no less. I could care less what he gives away for free or if he works on his own or with a studio. Last I checked every single record Johnny Cash ever put out was done while slaving away for the corporate studios, and hey, every single record he ever put out was great. Reznor can start talking when he starts making great music again, but that's not going to happen most likely. A once great but now merely good artist taking potshots at other artists is always good for a laugh though, and it will be even funnier ten to twenty years from now when Reznor has reached official suckage status and no one knows who he is or cares anymore and he's still taking potshots at other artists while wearing Downward Spiral t-shits in interviews to make it seem like he still matters. I reiterate,

Dear Trent Reznor,

You no longer matter, deal with it.

All the best,
Bill
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Kevin Shields on March 14, 2009, 09:25:10 PM
You obviously haven't listened to anything he did in the past 2 years which are his best work to date.  He doesn't wear Spiral t-shirts let alone any NIN t-shirts.

[ad hominem attacks are lame.  thanks.  -mgmt]

Dear Trent,

You still matter no matter what you do.  Even for your missteps and CINECAST!-ups.  You at least made sure you don't make yourself look stupid to the public while maintaining some dignity.  I will see you on May 10, 2009 with Jane's Addiction and Street Sweeper making sure you kick some CINECAST!ing ass.

Signed,



Void, dedicated NIN fan for 15 years.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: roujin on March 14, 2009, 09:27:54 PM
Classy as usual :)

I don't really like NIN or Johnny Cash. Hello :)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Bill Thompson on March 14, 2009, 09:33:14 PM
You obviously haven't listened to anything he did in the past 2 years which are his best work to date.  He doesn't wear Spiral t-shirts let alone any NIN t-shirts.

[ad hominem attacks are lame.  thanks.  -mgmt]

I've heard it, didn't impress me all that much, like I said before, good, not great. And the t-shirt comment was a joke, take it easy.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 14, 2009, 09:51:58 PM
Dear musicians, especially Dylan, Rush, and Miley Cyrus,

Give up your masters to Harmonix free of charge under the terms that more of, and in the case of Miley any of, your songs will be offered as DLC for Rock Band, also it would be great if they were free DLC, but I'd pay if needed.

Burnin' Up,
FLYmeatwad
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Kevin Shields on March 14, 2009, 10:52:54 PM
You obviously haven't listened to anything he did in the past 2 years which are his best work to date.  He doesn't wear Spiral t-shirts let alone any NIN t-shirts.

[ad hominem attacks are lame.  thanks.  -mgmt]

I've heard it, didn't impress me all that much, like I said before, good, not great. And the t-shirt comment was a joke, take it easy.

CINECAST! YOU!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: saltine on March 14, 2009, 11:18:09 PM
Guys!  Agree to disagree and move on...please.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: chesterfilms on March 14, 2009, 11:21:39 PM
wow. someone love some nin!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on March 14, 2009, 11:53:52 PM
Dylan, Rush, and Miley Cyrus

Two of these things is not like the other.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: mañana on March 15, 2009, 02:42:20 AM
Dylan, Rush, and Miley Cyrus

Two of these things is not like the other.

You mean Rush is the odd-one-out, right? Being Canadian and all.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on March 15, 2009, 02:45:11 AM
Dear FLYmeatwad,

I'm so unhip that when you said Dylan, I thought you were talking about Dylan Thomas.  Whoever he was.

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 15, 2009, 08:17:18 AM
Dear FLYmeatwad,

I'm so unhip that when you said Dylan, I thought you were talking about Dylan Thomas.  Whoever he was.

pixote

I wouldn't mind some Dylan Thomas in Rock Band either, but he may not make the transition very easy.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 15, 2009, 04:33:37 PM
Dylan, Rush, and Miley Cyrus

Two of these things is not like the other.

You mean Rush is the odd-one-out, right? Being Canadian and all.

just thought they were all included in some previously-unknown-to-me trifecta of suck.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Thor on March 15, 2009, 04:44:24 PM
This is a happy thread!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on March 15, 2009, 05:22:50 PM
dear computer,

What's wrong? Usually you aren't that slow, but for some reason you're going horribly. Are you sick or something? I've been waiting for paes to load three times more then what I've spent on those pages. What's going on?

gman.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: thatguy_sam on March 15, 2009, 06:00:22 PM
Dear Life,

Just when things were finally starting to look up, you decide to have my girlfriend suffer with a car accident
why? is this some sort of test of our relationship, whether i will stick with her through her depression?
god im turning into a depressed loony, i think i need counselling

thatguy_sam
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on March 15, 2009, 06:10:11 PM
Dear Life,

Just when things were finally starting to look up, you decide to have my girlfriend suffer with a car accident
why? is this some sort of test of our relationship, whether i will stick with her through her depression?
god im turning into a depressed loony, i think i need counselling

thatguy_sam

dear thatguy_sam,

don't worry, it'll all be over soon.

 :),
gman.

dear computer,

What's wrong? Usually you aren't that slow, but for some reason you're going horribly. Are you sick or something? I've been waiting for paes to load three times more then what I've spent on those pages. What's going on?

gman.

dear computer,

wtf? I just tell you that you're too slow then you decide to get faster again? I'm happy, but what just happened?

gman.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: edgar00 on March 15, 2009, 06:16:08 PM
Dear Life,

Just when things were finally starting to look up, you decide to have my girlfriend suffer with a car accident
why? is this some sort of test of our relationship, whether i will stick with her through her depression?
god im turning into a depressed loony, i think i need counselling

thatguy_sam

I hope things will get better.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: worm@work on March 15, 2009, 10:34:57 PM
Dear Life,

Just when things were finally starting to look up, you decide to have my girlfriend suffer with a car accident
why? is this some sort of test of our relationship, whether i will stick with her through her depression?
god im turning into a depressed loony, i think i need counselling

thatguy_sam

Sorry to hear this, sam :(. Hope things get better really soon.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on March 16, 2009, 09:05:57 AM
Dear Joe,

Where ya gonna run to now?

Concerned,
pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Thor on March 16, 2009, 10:40:24 AM
Hey Joe,

I heard you shot your woman down?

Alarmed, thinking of calling the cops,

Thor.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on March 16, 2009, 10:42:17 AM
dear thor and pix,

What Joe is this?

gman.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on March 16, 2009, 11:13:00 AM
Dear God,

I don't need a big reduction in the price of beer.

Sincerely,
Sarah McLachlan, channeling XTC.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 16, 2009, 12:25:18 PM
Dear God,

A little one wouldn't be a bad idea though. Not a top priority or anything but just want it floating around in yr divine headspace as a possible option.

Sincerely,
_TS_, finishing the thought for Sarah McLachlan, channeling XTC.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on March 16, 2009, 12:33:25 PM
_TS_
Eliot?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 16, 2009, 12:38:48 PM
Dear alexarch,

"Poser!"

Ironically Yours,
Hipsters.

_TS_
Eliot?

Also... (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=2974.msg171615#msg171615)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on March 16, 2009, 12:41:13 PM
Dear alexarch,

"Poser!"

Ironically Yours,
Hipsters.

_TS_
Eliot?

Also... (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=2974.msg171615#msg171615)
I thought it was impolitic to call them hipsters. I thought that went out with 2007. Along with redonkulous.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FroHam X on March 16, 2009, 12:51:29 PM
Dear Breaking Bad,

I hereby anoint you "Best Show on Television"

That's right, you're even better than Lost.

Signed,
The Hamp
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 16, 2009, 01:00:17 PM
Dear alexarch,

"Poser!"

Ironically Yours,
Hipsters.

_TS_
Eliot?

Also... (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=2974.msg171615#msg171615)
I thought it was impolitic to call them hipsters. I thought that went out with 2007. Along with redonkulous.

Its on the wane but not yet passé... more than that, I'm not yet comfortable using the term "Twitteratti"
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on March 16, 2009, 01:31:55 PM
Dear Jon Stewart,

THANK YOU.
Your interview of Jim Cramer was the best thing I have ever seen on your show or on any "talking head" politico show.
Pundit, demagogue, entertainer/comedian - I don't care what they call you - you were amazing.

Accountable,

~Martin

For those of you who might have missed it:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/13/jim-cramer-on-daily-show_n_174558.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/13/jim-cramer-on-daily-show_n_174558.html)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 16, 2009, 02:09:20 PM
Dear Jon Stewart,

THANK YOU.
Your interview of Jim Cramer was the best thing I have ever seen on your show or on any "talking head" politico show.
Pundit, demagogue, entertainer/comedian - I don't care what they call you - you were amazing.

Accountable,

~Martin

For those of you who might have missed it:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/13/jim-cramer-on-daily-show_n_174558.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/03/13/jim-cramer-on-daily-show_n_174558.html)

JBizz posted an article  (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=2630.msg233920#msg233920)that hits exactly what I thought of the "interview."  Weak sauce.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on March 16, 2009, 03:29:08 PM
You are entitled to your opinion - I think we are overused to a public lack of accountability in the system. Whether Cramer is solely responsible or not - he did play a role (however small) and this is as good a start as any. Rarely does any journalist (and I certainly don't put Stewart in that category) hold an interviewee accountable - usually they allowed to spin and move on. Not this time.
Nowhere in his blog does Feinberg note where he got his information (on whether Cramer was coached to fight back) so his opinion is about as valid as mine.
It was an uncormfortable breath of fresh air.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: thatguy_sam on March 16, 2009, 03:38:23 PM
Dear Filmspotting Forum Members

thanks for all the support,
its greatly appreciated  :)

thatguy_sam
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on March 16, 2009, 07:53:56 PM
Dear Filmspotting Forum Members

thanks for all the support,
its greatly appreciated  :)

thatguy_sam

that's what we do here. that and post whore.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 17, 2009, 12:37:28 AM
You are entitled to your opinion
I realize! ;D

Quote
- I think we are overused to a public lack of accountability in the system. Whether Cramer is solely responsible or not - he did play a role (however small) and this is as good a start as any. Rarely does any journalist (and I certainly don't put Stewart in that category) hold an interviewee accountable - usually they allowed to spin and move on. Not this time.
Nowhere in his blog does Feinberg note where he got his information (on whether Cramer was coached to fight back) so his opinion is about as valid as mine.
It was an uncormfortable breath of fresh air.

My problem is that I wouldn't put Cramer into the journo category either so accusing him of not making an attempt at journalistic integrity rang pretty flat to my ears.  And as for all the other points - he coulda just berated a cardboard cut out.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FroHam X on March 17, 2009, 12:46:14 AM
You are entitled to your opinion
I realize! ;D

Quote
- I think we are overused to a public lack of accountability in the system. Whether Cramer is solely responsible or not - he did play a role (however small) and this is as good a start as any. Rarely does any journalist (and I certainly don't put Stewart in that category) hold an interviewee accountable - usually they allowed to spin and move on. Not this time.
Nowhere in his blog does Feinberg note where he got his information (on whether Cramer was coached to fight back) so his opinion is about as valid as mine.
It was an uncormfortable breath of fresh air.

My problem is that I wouldn't put Cramer into the journo category either so accusing him of not making an attempt at journalistic integrity rang pretty flat to my ears.  And as for all the other points - he coulda just berated a cardboard cut out.

But he parades himself as an expert of the financial system, and being a part of the news media does he not have any sort of responsibility? I think he does, and so does Stewart, and that is why he was being called out. But still, Stewart clearly said that his beef was much more with the network than with Cramer.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 17, 2009, 12:56:00 AM
You are entitled to your opinion
I realize! ;D

Quote
- I think we are overused to a public lack of accountability in the system. Whether Cramer is solely responsible or not - he did play a role (however small) and this is as good a start as any. Rarely does any journalist (and I certainly don't put Stewart in that category) hold an interviewee accountable - usually they allowed to spin and move on. Not this time.
Nowhere in his blog does Feinberg note where he got his information (on whether Cramer was coached to fight back) so his opinion is about as valid as mine.
It was an uncormfortable breath of fresh air.

My problem is that I wouldn't put Cramer into the journo category either so accusing him of not making an attempt at journalistic integrity rang pretty flat to my ears.  And as for all the other points - he coulda just berated a cardboard cut out.

But he parades himself as an expert of the financial system, and being a part of the news media does he not have any sort of responsibility? I think he does, and so does Stewart, and that is why he was being called out. But still, Stewart clearly said that his beef was much more with the network than with Cramer.

I think Stewart and Cramer are the exact same thing - they are celebrity personalities that attempt to entertain their audiences.  Level of experience on matters fiscal or comedic is why they do well in those parts but I would not call either investigative reporters.

Yeah I know Stewart tossed out his caveat about his beef being with CNBC but the questions he fires off at Cramer show that that's not what really mattered to him as much as finding an in studio target to pummel.

On the other hand I do think Cramer played the puppy in the corner part perfectly and that could be helping my sympathies along.  Look back at when Stewart went on Crossfire and just allowed Tucker Carlson to be the GIANT CINECAST!ING DOUCHE that he is.  Super viral because (well mostly because no one actually watches Crossfire so it had to be seen somewhere) but also because it was good.  I don't see this bit attaining the legendary status that one holds.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FroHam X on March 17, 2009, 01:04:44 AM
I don't see this bit attaining the legendary status that one holds.

That's only because it wasn't some big feud and it didn't end with Stewart calling someone a dick.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on March 17, 2009, 01:18:19 AM
Cramer ran a hedge fund and that makes him more than just a figurehead or an entertainer. He was/is an insider with access to those with the real power on wall street. Yes his show is a lot of fluff but as Stewart said - people were listening and he touted himself as an expert to be trusted.
It may not attain the same status as the crossfire show but this has more substance because I think he did something so many "real" journalists fail to do and that's hold their interview subjects accountable for what they say. He clearly did his homework on this and he even says that he wants to go back to doing funny stuff.
Like he said - this isn't a f*cking game - I think the clips showed that Cramer (in his hedge fund days) was just as guilty as any of those other crooks out there.
It's not the crux of the economic problem by any means and Cramer should not be the "face" of this thing - but he is culpable and he had knowledge that he could have passed on to his viewers that might have saved them from exposure. :P
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FroHam X on March 17, 2009, 01:22:57 AM
Dear Jon Stewart,

Thank you for stirring such great debate.

Your loyal fan,
Frozen A. Hampster III, Esq
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 17, 2009, 09:20:13 AM
Dear world,

ANARCHY!

Also, more Suite Life.

With care,
FLYmeatwad
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: lise on March 17, 2009, 09:24:41 AM
Dear Marty,

I think it's kind of spooky that we have very similar thoughts on things... are you in my head?!?!

Lise
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 17, 2009, 11:16:51 AM
Dear Marty,

I think it's kind of spooky that we have very similar thoughts on things... are you in my head?!?!

Lise

You are wingpeople... soar! ;D
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 17, 2009, 12:12:06 PM
Dear gman1050,

Hi!

-
Keith
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on March 17, 2009, 12:15:14 PM
Dear gman1050,

Hi!

-
Keith

dear _Keith_,

Not what I was thinking but,

Hi!!

gman.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on March 18, 2009, 03:03:39 AM
Dear Birds,

It's the middle of the night.  Please stfu.

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: mañana on March 18, 2009, 03:19:48 AM
Dear Birds,

It's the middle of the night.  Please stfu.

pixote

British women?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on March 18, 2009, 04:33:32 PM
Dear Smalls,

You're killing me.

Seriously.

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 18, 2009, 05:07:54 PM
Dear Smalls,

You're killing me.

Seriously.

pixote

 :D

(this may be my most used quote in everyday talk)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on March 18, 2009, 05:16:15 PM
Dear people who take the elevator one or two floors when I am in a hurry,

would it kill you to take the stairs?

Seriously,

ses
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: thatguy_sam on March 18, 2009, 05:47:36 PM
Dear people who think its the little things that count

stop doing all those drugs and get back to the real world
the little things dont matter at all IMO

thatguy_sam
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on March 19, 2009, 12:07:31 AM
Dear Mr. Boddy,

Sorry, but anyone who keeps a lead pipe lying around their conservatory deserves to be beaten to death with it.

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FifthCityMuse on March 19, 2009, 01:45:20 AM
Dear pixote,

How else will I water the plants?

Yours sincerely, Mr Boddy
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on March 19, 2009, 03:31:00 AM
Dear Geoffrey,

Just because I'm a Toys R Us kid doesn't mean I want to see you naked.

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: winrit on March 19, 2009, 11:07:37 AM
Dear life,

Stop being a struggle. I'm really trying here.

Sigh,

~A


Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on March 19, 2009, 11:32:27 AM
Dear A,

Haven't I provided you with a hot new boyfriend?
Quit complaining.

~L
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Emiliana on March 19, 2009, 11:45:32 AM
Dear Winter,

Enough already.

Love,
Em
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Tequila on March 19, 2009, 11:53:34 AM
Snow in Munich too?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Emiliana on March 19, 2009, 12:19:27 PM
Snow in Munich too?

For less than half an hour, but yes. Otherwise just cold and grey and nasty.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on March 19, 2009, 12:20:28 PM
Dear Jesse,

Three Kings vs Schindler's List isn't as cut and dry as you think it would be. Dummy head.

Your humbly awesome roommate,
Junior.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Thor on March 19, 2009, 12:28:27 PM
Dear Jesse,

So, how's your girl?

Still bitter,

Rick Springfield.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: winrit on March 19, 2009, 01:04:04 PM
Dear life,

You're right. He is hot.

Thanking my lucky stars,

~A
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on March 23, 2009, 05:17:02 PM
Dear Suga Suga,

How you get so fly?  I'm really asking here.

Curious,
pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Lynch on March 24, 2009, 05:03:18 AM
Dear GoDaddy,

Why do you have to suck at hosting so hard...

and yet be so popular?

signed,

Frank
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on March 24, 2009, 05:18:11 AM
Dear Lynch,

Thank you very much for you inquiry.  It's true.  We know what people want (http://www.finfacts.com/irelandbusinessnews/uploads/godaddy.jpg).

Sincerely,
The GoDaddy.com Team
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on March 25, 2009, 05:23:41 PM
Dear Mr. Ed,

Well, are you a horse or aren't you?  Your theme song seems quite confused on the matter.

Respectfully,
pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on March 25, 2009, 05:26:19 PM
Dear Mr. Ed,

Please disregard my previous inquiry.  I was mixing up your show with Mama's Family again.

Still a fan,
pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on March 25, 2009, 06:04:54 PM
Dear Pix,

I'm a horse...of course.

~Ed
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on March 26, 2009, 02:56:04 AM
Dear Keebler Elves,

I believe you owe me a cookie.

I want my cookie.

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on March 26, 2009, 02:05:34 PM
Hey, you, alexarch—

Get off of my cloud!

Love,
pixote

P.S.  Nice going.

Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: thatguy_sam on March 26, 2009, 02:54:09 PM
Dear Different Time Zones

I understand why you exist, but that doesnt stop you from being annoying

i only want to communicate with those in other parts of the world without having to stay up until some ungodly hour!

thatguy_sam
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on March 26, 2009, 04:46:06 PM
Dear Pixote,

And into your car?

Sincerely,
Billy Ocean
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 27, 2009, 11:41:35 AM
Dear person in every Festival Q&A who asks "Are you planning a sequel?"

You are the reason everything sux.

Despising Your Face,
Keith
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on March 27, 2009, 11:48:26 AM
Dear person in every Festival Q&A who asks "Are you planning a sequel?"

You are the reason everything sux.

Despising Your Face,
Keith

dear Keith,

please elaborate.

gman.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Thor on March 27, 2009, 11:49:40 AM
Dear Gman,

That's a little bit like asking him for a sequel.

Watch yourself,

Thor
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 27, 2009, 11:57:22 AM
Dear Gman,

That's a little bit like asking him for a sequel.

Watch yourself,

Thor

 ;D

GMan... for some reason someone in every audience thinks that every film should have a sequal... I can only assume this has been beaten into their heads that by the likes of The Lion King 1½ and other such awful cash ins.  Sometimes (frankly - 99.8% of films that play at film festivals) do not need, will not get & the filmmakers have not the inkling to make a CINECAST!ing sequal.  And when the director laughs at the question in a kind of embarassed yet humble way this should tell you to stop asking that question because he's really laughing at you.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on March 27, 2009, 12:05:14 PM
Dear Gman,

That's a little bit like asking him for a sequel.

Watch yourself,

Thor

 ;D

GMan... for some reason someone in every audience thinks that every film should have a sequal... I can only assume this has been beaten into their heads that by the likes of The Lion King 1½ and other such awful cash ins.  Sometimes (frankly - 99.8% of films that play at film festivals) do not need, will not get & the filmmakers have not the inkling to make a CINECAST!ing sequal.  And when the director laughs at the question in a kind of embarassed yet humble way this should tell you to stop asking that question because he's really laughing at you.

who exactly was asked that question?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 27, 2009, 12:06:24 PM
like I said - someone in every Q&A audience infailably does.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on March 27, 2009, 12:07:32 PM
like I said - someone in every Q&A audience infailably does.

where's the my head is blowing up in anger avatar?

oh, wait, this'll do.  >:( >:( >:( >:(
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on March 28, 2009, 07:25:26 PM
Dear Girl,

If you go a million miles away, I'll track you down.  I know you don't love that guy
'cause I can see right through you.

Forever yours,
Supes
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on March 28, 2009, 08:11:43 PM
Dear Random Gash in My Shin,

Shouldn't you have started to heal by now?  It's been like three weeks, wtf.  Should I be looking inside you for an alien tracking device?

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on March 28, 2009, 08:14:12 PM
TAfT.

I'm done with you. You were funny the first three times.

Junior.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Bill Thompson on March 28, 2009, 08:59:34 PM
Dear kid at the gym,

If you don't want your ribs broken then don't ask me to stop holding back and start hitting you with all I have.

Cheers,
Bill
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Melvil on March 29, 2009, 10:32:32 AM
Dear snow,

GTFO!

Sincerely,
Melvil
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: JokerXgg on March 29, 2009, 12:24:55 PM
Dear Accounting Class,

Why do i keep studying?

Yours,
JokerXgg
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 30, 2009, 08:55:10 AM
Deer John,

Kinda over green.  How bout expanding that palate?

Thanks-
K
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on March 30, 2009, 11:19:43 AM
Dear Keith,

We couldn't agree more. Green is so last year. Brown, on the other hand, is forever.

Sincerely,
UPS
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on April 01, 2009, 03:46:52 AM
Arnold,

Stop playing coy.  You know exactly what I talkin' about.

Willis
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: mañana on April 01, 2009, 03:54:58 AM
Arnold,

Stop playing coy.  You know exactly what I talkin' about.

Willis

I'm either really tired, or that is like "who's on first?" funny.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: worm@work on April 02, 2009, 12:03:51 AM
dear ipod,

You know I love you. It's great that you've mastered this mood-detection feature. But can you please turn that off for a while now? I really need to watch a movie!

-w@w
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on April 02, 2009, 09:33:30 AM
DEAR JESUS!!!!!!

THANK YOU FOR INVENTING CAFFEINE1111!!!!!!

LOVE AND KISSES!!!!!!1
ALEX!!!!1
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Post by: ¡Keith! on April 02, 2009, 10:18:44 AM
DEAR JESUS!!!!!!

THANK YOU FOR INVENTING CAFFEINE1111!!!!!!

LOVE AND KISSES!!!!!!1
ALEX!!!!1

I thought you were on ginseng + blood?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on April 07, 2009, 12:38:47 AM
Dear Joey,

I'm not angry anymore.  I just thought I'd write to let you know that.  You know, just in case.  Like, say you're somewhere drunk and passed out on the floor, then, well, I guess you wouldn't be reading this till later.  But it's at least something to think about when you wake up, right?

I'm hurting too.

Love,
pixote
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on April 07, 2009, 12:30:38 PM
Dear Wendy,

Tramps like us - well - baby we were born to run.

~B
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: smirnoff on April 07, 2009, 02:48:05 PM
Dear yoyosammy, Big C, arcnyc, Wilson and Colleen,

I hope one day you get around to watching the movies I dictated to you in August, October, November, January, and March. I'll give you a break Colleen, because it hasn't been very long  ;)

Sulkily yours,
smirnoff
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on April 08, 2009, 09:33:12 AM
F,

Relax - don't do it.

HJ
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: mañana on April 09, 2009, 03:07:58 AM
Dear yoyosammy, Big C, arcnyc, Wilson and Colleen,

I hope one day you get around to watching the movies I dictated to you in August, October, November, January, and March. I'll give you a break Colleen, because it hasn't been very long  ;)

Sulkily yours,
smirnoff

You definitely need to be firmer. Try something like: I will not stand for this transgression! Ready the gallows!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: smirnoff on April 09, 2009, 06:58:25 AM
That's too funny!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Colleen on April 12, 2009, 09:39:56 AM
I actually have watched my assigned movie--I just have to find time to write it up.  In my defense, I've been having, simultaneously, a major depression, a sinus infection, a suddenly and recently deceased friend which involved an out of town funeral trip, and the usual work related chaos.

I was so excited to find an open letter addressed (at least partially) to me--bummer it was a scolding!

Seriously Smirnoff, I will do this very soon.
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Post by: worm@work on April 12, 2009, 09:46:44 AM
I actually have watched my assigned movie--I just have to find time to write it up.  In my defense, I've been having, simultaneously, a major depression, a sinus infection, a suddenly and recently deceased friend which involved an out of town funeral trip, and the usual work related chaos.

I was so excited to find an open letter addressed (at least partially) to me--bummer it was a scolding!

Seriously Smirnoff, I will do this very soon.

Awww Colleen, this all sounds horrible :-\. And here I was complaining about having to work on a Sunday morning. I do hope things get better soon on all fronts and that you're back here posting fun work stories (even though sometimes I wonder if they're really fun for you!).

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Post by: edgar00 on April 12, 2009, 01:29:44 PM
Dear yoyosammy, Big C, arcnyc, Wilson and Colleen,

I hope one day you get around to watching the movies I dictated to you in August, October, November, January, and March. I'll give you a break Colleen, because it hasn't been very long  ;)

Sulkily yours,
smirnoff

This is me in my a-hole mode: That's pretty funny.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on April 18, 2009, 04:13:09 PM
Dear George,

Whom do you love.  Whom.

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on April 19, 2009, 10:45:09 AM
Dear Screenclick,

This is the final straw. I didn't get mad when you only sent me the final hour of the godfather part 2, nor when my copy of Man On fire didn't work. but this is it. Medium is bigger then low. that means when I have only one movie I have not put in your low column, that's the one you send. Not Million Dollar Baby. Or The Ladykillers.

gman.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 19, 2009, 01:05:39 PM
Dear Screenclick,

This is the final straw. I didn't get mad when you only sent me the final hour of the godfather part 2, nor when my copy of Man On fire didn't work. but this is it. Medium is bigger then low. that means when I have only one movie I have not put in your low column, that's the one you send. Not Million Dollar Baby. Or The Ladykillers.

gman.


This post reminds me that I should say something...

Dear FLY(it's an acronym)meatwad,

You will finish editing this paper pretty soon, and you'll likely lose motivation to do any more work and simply concern yourself with celebrating that the paper if finally finished, which is probably a bad choice, but hey, you really want to watch Bambi, right? That is true, you should do that, but you need to make sure these films get back to Netflix in the next few days so they send Out of Sight in time for the weekend to do a verdict, which means you need to watch Cries and Whispers as well. Maybe you should just send them back anyway and get Cries and Whispers another time. Now get back to work.

Unfaithfully Yours (seriously, go do a write up for that as well, man!)
FLYmeatwad
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: smirnoff on April 21, 2009, 10:01:19 AM
I actually have watched my assigned movie--I just have to find time to write it up.  In my defense, I've been having, simultaneously, a major depression, a sinus infection, a suddenly and recently deceased friend which involved an out of town funeral trip, and the usual work related chaos.

I was so excited to find an open letter addressed (at least partially) to me--bummer it was a scolding!

Seriously Smirnoff, I will do this very soon.

Awww Colleen, this all sounds horrible :-\. And here I was complaining about having to work on a Sunday morning. I do hope things get better soon on all fronts and that you're back here posting fun work stories (even though sometimes I wonder if they're really fun for you!).



I shouldn't have opened my big mouth. Take care Colleen.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on April 30, 2009, 01:01:55 AM
@_Keith_,

Just remember, there was no way to see or avoid that jetwash.

@pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on April 30, 2009, 02:28:08 AM
dear pix,

does rss = really suspicious stalker?

late-
Jester.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: StarCarly on May 06, 2009, 11:31:10 PM
Dear College,

Why are you going by so much faster than high school? Slow down.

-Carly
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ferris on May 07, 2009, 11:53:35 AM
Dear Man Ram,
What were you thinking?

NM...I think we all know what you were thinking.

Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ferris on May 11, 2009, 11:35:05 AM
Corndog,

What is that avatar from?  Is that Tom Hulce?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Corndog on May 11, 2009, 01:40:35 PM
Corndog,

What is that avatar from?  Is that Tom Hulce?

Dear Ferris,
It's actually Stevie Ray Vaughan. As I am new I have yet to really get myself an avatar and am not sure this is one I wish to keep...any suggestions? Maybe I'll go with Tom Hulce from one of my favorite movies: Stranger Than Fiction. Then again, maybe not...
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Corndog on May 11, 2009, 02:01:08 PM
Dear Filmspotting Forums,

I have decided this shall be my avatar. Disney's Robin Hood. As this was probably my favorite animated film of all-time, or at least growing up in an almost pre-Pixar world, I find it fitting. I henceforth shall not change it.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ferris on May 11, 2009, 02:42:00 PM
I like it!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on May 11, 2009, 02:54:52 PM
Oh, he's so handsome... just like his reward posters!

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Thor on May 11, 2009, 03:05:03 PM
dear pixote,

You're still weird.

with love,

everyone else
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on May 18, 2009, 06:52:57 PM
Dear Lost Friend One of Many,

Happy birthday!

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Kevin Shields on May 18, 2009, 09:34:36 PM
Dear Lars von Trier...

Teach me!  I want to become a great filmmaker like you! 

Signed,


Void, your new slave. 
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: mattybgame on May 18, 2009, 10:02:33 PM
The obnoxious film critic at tonight's Terminator Salvation screening,

I don't care what movies you've seen before anybody else; don't review them so loud that everyone in the damn theater can hear you. We don't give a sh^t. And yes, I will tell you to your face again that "nobody cares." And please get a doctor to look at that thing on your neck.

ballgame
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on May 18, 2009, 10:03:51 PM
BURN!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on May 18, 2009, 10:31:21 PM
You should make sure it wasn't the thing on his neck that was giving the reviews. If so, you may owe him an apology once you give him whatfor.

Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 18, 2009, 11:39:32 PM
a kinda George / Kuato situation?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on May 20, 2009, 01:18:27 PM
Dear Lady Talking to Your Friend at Whole Foods,

You are wrong. Zico Premium Coconut Water is NOT refreshing and delightful. It is a dingy liquid that, when served slightly above room temperature, brings me back to the days of my youth when I fell face-first into the muddy creek down the street. But because it is whitish, it also brings to mind a money-shot of a hypothetical, exceptionally hydrated pornstar.

That's the last time I trust the word of woman wearing neon sweatpants. Repent, you sinner.

Sincerely,
Alex
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 20, 2009, 01:20:59 PM
Dear Lady Talking to Your Friend at Whole Foods,

You are wrong. Zico Premium Coconut Water is NOT refreshing and delightful. It is a dingy liquid that, when served slightly above room temperature, brings me back to the days of my youth when I fell face-first into the muddy creek down the street. But because it is whitish, it also brings to mind a money-shot of a hypothetical, exceptionally hydrated pornstar.

That's the last time I trust the word of woman wearing neon sweatpants. Repent, you sinner.

Sincerely,
Alex

What in god's name would've given you a reason to trust her the first time?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on May 20, 2009, 02:37:58 PM
Alex,

Coconut water is only acceptable when used to make tea, wherein it is often delicious.

You may blend in or strain out any chunks beforehand.

Face
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ferris on May 20, 2009, 04:05:29 PM
Shoppers at Safeway:

(http://jeffstatt.smugmug.com/photos/541687996_CFjKi-X3.jpg)

This is basic stuff here people.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: edgar00 on May 21, 2009, 11:33:01 PM
Dear mother nature,

Don't stop now. Keep it coming.

Measly human,

Edgar.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on June 01, 2009, 01:03:48 AM
Dear Sleepy Jean,

Cheer up!  I mean, seriously!

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Kevin Shields on June 04, 2009, 06:42:18 PM
Dear Junior...

Your comments about comparison Poison to NIN really offended me.  That hurt.  It really did.  I maybe a little crazy when it comes to NIN.  That's because I love them so much and they've helped during my teen years and also in my adulthood.  The fact that you mentioned Poison in the same sentence with NIN about relevance is downright hurtful.  NIN is on tour right now and it will be their last tour, for several years until Trent Reznor decides to go on the road full-time.  There will be new NIN records in the coming years but no tours which is fine.  Poison however, don't really make much new music and are often on tour with bands from the hair-metal genre as part of a package thing.  Often, it just brings moment of nostalgia.  Reznor has no interest in nostalgia since he always puts out something new for us fans to enjoy and look forward to hear live.

Until then... don't say another goddamn word about my favorite band before I CINECAST! you up.

Meanwhile, enjoy the NIN future right here...

(http://www.nin.com/photoblog/uploaded_images/photo-740253-740284.jpg)

Signed,


Void, #1 NIN fan at Filmspotting
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 04, 2009, 06:50:03 PM
Trent Reznor is kind of like Chamillionaire except that I like Chamillionaire.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on June 04, 2009, 09:45:26 PM
I wasn't saying that to be mean. I kinda like Poison. I don't like NIN, though. I do enjoy some other things as well.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Kevin Shields on June 04, 2009, 10:39:05 PM
I wasn't saying that to be mean. I kinda like Poison. I don't like NIN, though. I do enjoy some other things as well.

OK, you're forgiven.  I kinda like Poison too because of CC's bad guitar playing.  He's hilarious.  Just don't say anything about NIN.  I know they're not for everyone and I can respect that.  Some purists of the industrial scene don't like them either because of their success.  I understand that.  NIN is faulted for bringing some lame NIN-wannabes into the mix like Stabbing Westward, Gravity Kills, and worst of all, Linkin Park.

Trent Reznor is kind of like Chamillionaire except that I like Chamillionaire.

Only in your delusional, 3D world.  3D is overrated and pointless. 
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on June 04, 2009, 10:48:13 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-eXUtoDH4g#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-eXUtoDH4g#ws)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 04, 2009, 11:40:15 PM
Trent Reznor is kind of like Chamillionaire except that I like Chamillionaire.

Only in your delusional, 3D world.  3D is overrated and pointless. 

I have explained the importance of 3-D numerous times. As for the comparison to Chamillionaire, I shall expand on that tomorrow.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 05, 2009, 07:40:23 AM
Trent Reznor is kind of like Chamillionaire except that I like Chamillionaire neither are all that impressive musically speaking.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 05, 2009, 08:23:34 AM
Trent Reznor is kind of like Chamillionaire except that I like Chamillionaire neither are all that impressive musically speaking.

You are severely misled.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 05, 2009, 08:58:56 AM
Trent Reznor is kind of like Chamillionaire except that I like Chamillionaire neither are all that impressive musically speaking.

You are severely misled correct.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on June 06, 2009, 02:09:01 AM
Dear Mr. Citizen Kane,

Don't feel bad.  How Green Was My Valley is pretty f—king great, too.

Love,
pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Kevin Shields on June 06, 2009, 04:06:43 PM
Trent Reznor is kind of like Chamillionaire except that I like Chamillionaire neither are all that impressive musically speaking.

Don't push it! 
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on June 11, 2009, 07:21:51 PM
Hey man,

Nice shot!

Miss ya,
pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on June 13, 2009, 12:36:40 AM
Dear snootier filmspotting friends,

I prod because I love. Also you might want to check out an explosion or boobie or two.

AKA, sorry for being a jerk sometimes.

Jr.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on June 13, 2009, 12:38:28 AM
(http://i41.tinypic.com/2qjy7gj.gif)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: roujin on June 13, 2009, 12:39:03 AM
Jr.

Hi, evil twin.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on June 13, 2009, 11:49:57 AM
Dear Junior,

Watch and appreciate Jeanne Dielman and I'll give you a universal pass. I'll even consider rewatching Jurassic Park.

All my love,
Face
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on June 13, 2009, 10:43:36 PM
Dear Face,

I don't care that much.

Jr.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on June 14, 2009, 12:06:14 AM
Dear Junior,

It's on.

Face
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: smirnoff on June 15, 2009, 02:16:20 PM
Dear The Keg restaurant,

For both our sakes please do no assign the one dude working in the whole place to serve my table.

Thank you
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on June 26, 2009, 11:48:11 AM
Dear ClubVibes,

I don't know who you are, what you're selling, or how you got my email address. But you got some moxie, kid.

Paint me curious,
Alex
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Colleen on July 27, 2009, 05:41:42 PM
Dear CARDSERVICES,

Please stop calling me.  As long as I have caller ID, I will never answer.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on July 27, 2009, 06:46:41 PM
Hey Mr. Blue Sky!

Just sayin' hey.

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: mañana on July 28, 2009, 11:17:53 AM
Dear Takin' It to the Streets,

I've misjudged you. Oh, you certainly are a bad song, but I've never given you credit for also being so wonderful.

Sincerely,
Matt
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Kevin Shields on July 28, 2009, 09:54:38 PM
Dear Marilyn Manson...

You're even more pathetic than ever.  Fighting with an online blog because they've been questioning your cred lately and not to mention that you're still more CINECAST!ed up than ever.  It's amazing, I saw you live 13 years ago and you were pretty damn amazing.  Now look at you.  You can barely sing your songs, you can't even remember your lyrics and you've become more intoxicated by drugs and alcohol.  Speaking as a former fan.  This is what I need to say.  Grow up, get your shit together, and stop being a CINECAST!ing clown.  It's not funny anymore.

Void
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ferris on July 29, 2009, 09:21:01 AM
Dear Marilyn Manson...

You're even more pathetic than ever.  Fighting with an online blog because they've been questioning your cred lately and not to mention that you're still more CINECAST!ed up than ever.  It's amazing, I saw you live 13 years ago and you were pretty damn amazing.  Now look at you.  You can barely sing your songs, you can't even remember your lyrics and you've become more intoxicated by drugs and alcohol.  Speaking as a former fan.  This is what I need to say.  Grow up, get your shit together, and stop being a CINECAST!ing clown.  It's not funny anymore.

Void

So you liked him before he was a clown and wasted?  You guys go to the same daycare ?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Thor on July 29, 2009, 09:47:32 AM
Dear Marilyn Manson,

I saw you live 12 years ago at Reading Festival. You pretended to cut yourself on stage, but didn't really. Silly man.

Keep reaching for that rainbow,

Thor
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on July 29, 2009, 02:14:57 PM
Dear Motivation and Intitiative,

Please come back to me...things just aren't the same since you left. My good friend Job may leave if you don't get back here.

Thx,

M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on July 29, 2009, 02:16:21 PM
Dear M,

Mwhahahahahahaha.

Love,
WoW
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on July 29, 2009, 02:52:45 PM
Dear sriracha,

You stay fresh forever, but never last long enough for me to take advantage of it. I'd love to know how far your powers reach, but perhaps man was not meant to find out.

Love you,
face
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: saltine on July 29, 2009, 05:15:32 PM
Dear sriracha,

You stay fresh forever, but never last long enough for me to take advantage of it. I'd love to know how far your powers reach, but perhaps man was not meant to find out.

Love you,
face

Rooster sauce?!? We love the stuff!  Singapore Street Noodles!  Its power reaches at least far enough to include us.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on July 29, 2009, 05:19:59 PM
Dear sriracha,

You stay fresh forever, but never last long enough for me to take advantage of it. I'd love to know how far your powers reach, but perhaps man was not meant to find out.

Love you,
face

Rooster sauce?!? We love the stuff!  Singapore Street Noodles!  Its power reaches at least far enough to include us.

Origins of sriracha. (http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/20/dining/20united.html?_r=3&pagewanted=1)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: mañana on July 29, 2009, 05:23:38 PM
but never last long enough for me to take advantage of it.
How long do you need? We go through it like it's ketchup.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on July 29, 2009, 05:36:48 PM
Dear Bob Dylan,

I'm sorry, but Mason Jennings sings the Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll better then you. It's just not your song.

You're still a genius.

gman.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Kevin Shields on July 29, 2009, 11:24:58 PM
Dear Marilyn Manson...

You're even more pathetic than ever.  Fighting with an online blog because they've been questioning your cred lately and not to mention that you're still more CINECAST!ed up than ever.  It's amazing, I saw you live 13 years ago and you were pretty damn amazing.  Now look at you.  You can barely sing your songs, you can't even remember your lyrics and you've become more intoxicated by drugs and alcohol.  Speaking as a former fan.  This is what I need to say.  Grow up, get your shit together, and stop being a CINECAST!ing clown.  It's not funny anymore.

Void


So you liked him before he was a clown and wasted?  You guys go to the same daycare ?

I became a fan of when his first record came out because he was a protege of Trent Reznor.  He made some good records but then.  He took his rock star thing way too seriously.  He said things about Trent Reznor that were very unkind though Reznor did really do things to Manson that weren't cool.  He put himself in the same magazine cover with CINECAST!ing Fred Durst.  He was making music that wasn't very good and then he was doing things that are just horrible and alienated pretty much his original audience.  His new record is OK but not much worth cheering about.  His drug and alcohol abuse is taking its toll and now he's fighting the Buddyhead blog.  A blog that often does lot of exaggerating stories that aren't meant to be taken seriously and Manson wants to kill a guy named Meathead who does some work for the NIN Hotline. 

This new incident makes it clear that a lot of former Manson fans are now shaking their head in disapproval and is amazed how big he's falling.  Now there's rumors that this will probably Manson's last tour because he's unable to deliver great performances anymore to the frustrations of his backing band.  I stopped becoming a fan in 2002-2003 because he became more of a gimmick and such.  Now he's just pathetic. 
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on July 30, 2009, 12:02:58 AM
but never last long enough for me to take advantage of it.
How long do you need? We go through it like it's ketchup.
That's what I was saying. It never lasts more than a couple weeks. And we keep the original rooster sauce along with the chili garlic and the sambal oelek in the house at all times.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: mañana on July 30, 2009, 12:50:00 AM
but never last long enough for me to take advantage of it.
How long do you need? We go through it like it's ketchup.
That's what I was saying. It never lasts more than a couple weeks. And we keep the original rooster sauce along with the chili garlic and the sambal oelek in the house at all times.
Gotcha.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: skjerva on July 30, 2009, 01:39:16 AM
Dear Filmspotting Smarties,

What is the 90s film that had box art of some kids on roller blades and lab coats in a V-formation, black background.

Much Love,

skjerva
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on July 30, 2009, 01:41:20 AM
kids

Teenage?  Or younger?

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on July 30, 2009, 01:46:22 AM
(http://i26.tinypic.com/30sbk3c.jpg)

[question mark]

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: skjerva on July 30, 2009, 01:55:40 AM
(http://i26.tinypic.com/30sbk3c.jpg)

[question mark]

pixote

looks possible.  someone described it to me, i gave you all i knew
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on July 30, 2009, 01:58:43 AM
IMDb comments argue for 'worst film ever' status.

What's this month's movie dictator theme again?

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on July 30, 2009, 09:47:20 AM
Any film with Joe Estevez AND Frank Stallone about rollerblading samurai has to be a classic no?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Thor on July 30, 2009, 10:02:51 AM
Dear Filmspotting Smarties,

What is the 90s film that had box art of some kids on roller blades and lab coats in a V-formation, black background.

Much Love,

skjerva
(http://[url=http://www.critcononline.com/images/prayer%20of%20the%20rollerboys%20academy%20poster.jpg]http://www.critcononline.com/images/prayer%20of%20the%20rollerboys%20academy%20poster.jpg[/url])

One of my big sister's favorites (she was into Corey Haim... haha)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ferris on July 30, 2009, 10:09:18 AM
Dear Filmspotting Smarties,

What is the 90s film that had box art of some kids on roller blades and lab coats in a V-formation, black background.

Much Love,

skjerva
(http://www.critcononline.com/images/prayer%20of%20the%20rollerboys%20academy%20poster.jpg)
One of my big sister's favorites (she was into Corey Haim... haha)

that has GOT to be it!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: skjerva on July 30, 2009, 10:10:25 AM
Dear Filmspotting Smarties,

What is the 90s film that had box art of some kids on roller blades and lab coats in a V-formation, black background.

Much Love,

skjerva
(http://[url=http://www.critcononline.com/images/prayer%20of%20the%20rollerboys%20academy%20poster.jpg]http://www.critcononline.com/images/prayer%20of%20the%20rollerboys%20academy%20poster.jpg[/url])

One of my big sister's favorites (she was into Corey Haim... haha)

i think so :) thanks :)
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Post by: Colleen on July 30, 2009, 07:02:58 PM
That's the one I was trying to think of....what a rubbish title.
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Post by: StarCarly on July 30, 2009, 08:00:21 PM
More than one movie fits that description?
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Post by: facedad on July 30, 2009, 10:38:02 PM
Dear TLC,

Cait just changed the channel away from the baseball game so that she could watch a rerun of one of your least interesting shows to help her fall asleep. She is completely addicted to your trashy freakshows. I hate you and you will pay. It won't be today, but soon and I will make sure you see it coming.

All my love,
face
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Post by: Thor on July 31, 2009, 09:50:53 AM
Dear HGTV,

Yeah, what faceboy said, except directed at you. CAN'T ANYONE BUY OR DECORATE A FREAKING HOUSE WITHOUT IT BEING ON TV ANYMORE?

I am the angel of death, the time of redemption is near,

Thor
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Post by: facedad on July 31, 2009, 07:53:39 PM
Dear Thor,

We have much to discuss.

Meet me at the place,
face
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Post by: pixote on July 31, 2009, 11:24:07 PM
Dear Miller Lite,

Your Taste Protector Cap would be cooler if it kept the beer from getting in the way of the taste of the can.

pixote
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Post by: pixote on August 02, 2009, 09:35:36 PM
Dear Clarissa,

I still have questions.

Please help.

pixote
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 02, 2009, 09:43:21 PM
Dear Clarissa,

I still have questions.

Please help.

pixote

This post makes me happy  :)

I enjoyed that show a ton, I wish they would re-run it at times.
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Post by: pixote on August 02, 2009, 10:10:30 PM
Dear The Fray,

Thanks for making us seem so exciting.

Best Regards,
Coldplay
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Post by: Kevin Shields on August 02, 2009, 10:45:55 PM
Dear The Fray,

Thanks for making us seem so exciting.

Best Regards,
Coldplay

LMAO!!!!!

The Fray makes Coldplay sound like Radiohead on acid. 
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Post by: Colleen on August 02, 2009, 10:57:57 PM
Dear The Fray,

Thanks for making us seem so exciting.

Best Regards,
Coldplay

LMAO!!!!!

The Fray makes Coldplay sound like Radiohead on acid. 

I thought they both bored the hell out of me because I'm old and out of it.  Add Nickleback and Matchbox 20 to that list too.
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Post by: Kevin Shields on August 02, 2009, 11:23:25 PM
Dear The Fray,

Thanks for making us seem so exciting.

Best Regards,
Coldplay

LMAO!!!!!

The Fray makes Coldplay sound like Radiohead on acid. 

I thought they both bored the hell out of me because I'm old and out of it.  Add Nickleback and Matchbox 20 to that list too.

Agreed.  Is it me or has rock radio become more redundant since 1998?  I feel like nothing has changed very much.  There's not much being played and the new stuff is just boring as hell.  Which is why I'm glad I don't listen to it very much at all unless there's a NIN song or something cool on. 
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Post by: Clovis8 on August 02, 2009, 11:28:47 PM
Dear The Fray,

Thanks for making us seem so exciting.

Best Regards,
Coldplay

LMAO!!!!!

The Fray makes Coldplay sound like Radiohead on acid. 

I thought they both bored the hell out of me because I'm old and out of it.  Add Nickleback and Matchbox 20 to that list too.

Nickleback are great for one reason. If someone says they like Nickleback you immediately know they have no taste and know nothing about music. It's a nice litmus test. They are easily the worst band to become famous in 20 years.
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Post by: pixote on August 03, 2009, 12:06:05 AM
Nickelback's great when you listen to two of their songs at once.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvujgcbaCF8# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvujgcbaCF8#)
See?

pixote
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Post by: Colleen on August 03, 2009, 12:06:59 AM
Dear The Fray,

Thanks for making us seem so exciting.

Best Regards,
Coldplay

LMAO!!!!!

The Fray makes Coldplay sound like Radiohead on acid. 

I thought they both bored the hell out of me because I'm old and out of it.  Add Nickleback and Matchbox 20 to that list too.

Agreed.  Is it me or has rock radio become more redundant since 1998?  I feel like nothing has changed very much.  There's not much being played and the new stuff is just boring as hell.  Which is why I'm glad I don't listen to it very much at all unless there's a NIN song or something cool on. 

I feel the same way.  The only "radio songs" that have grabbed my attention in the last few years are dance/pop songs like Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani, Flo Rida and the like.  They are repetitive and not all that great but at least they are memorable.  I couldn't even tell you any songs from the bands mentioned above and I know I've heard songs from all of them.

I have Sirius and when I listen to any radio in the car, I tend to listen to it, and spend almost all my time on the Bruce Springsteen station (of course), the garage Rock station, the First Wave (80s alternative/new wave) station, and the vinyl and rewind stations (60s/70s, and 80s classic rock, respectively).  I sorely miss the XM punk/ska/rockabilly channel Fungus, which went poof shortly before the merger.  Nothing has really replaced it, though they've found room for 4 channels with various flavors of heavy metal.  Feh.  The Garage Rock station plays some rockabilly but no punk; the new wave channel used to play more punk but doesn't anymore, and "FAction" (the aggressive sports rock station, whatever the hell that is, plays nu-metal type punk but not the old stuff from the 70s and 80s that I love.  Whither the Dead Kennedys, The Cramps, the Vandals and the Damned, dammit?)

If I venture away from the rock band, I go to the 40s and 50s stations on Pop, the alt.country station on Country, and the Backspin (old school) rap station on the hip hop bands.  Or go listen to one of the NPR stations or old time radio (if it's a detective show, I like old detective shows but old comedy shows leave me cold).

There's still new music coming out that I like, it just doesn't seem to get any radio play, even on satellite.  My favorite musical discovery of the last few years is Brandi Carlile, and I don't hear her anywhere.  Same goes for Le Tigre, Beth Ditto, Candye Kane, Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys and any number of others.  Very annoying.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on August 03, 2009, 12:55:55 AM
The radio industry has decided that all interesting new music is only being listened to on iPods and thus its no use for them to play... of course this becomes a self fulfilling prophesy.  Some major markets have great selection of alt/indie stations (esp Orange & Riverside Counties where you get the best of what Diego and LA have to offer) - I gotta say Phantom was pretty great in Dublin, is all international radio this decent? But even NYC doesn't have a great non-college station to cater to that demo (feel free to correct me if i'm wrong but I've stopped searching the dial up there.)
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Post by: 'Noke on August 03, 2009, 07:57:53 AM
The radio industry has decided that all interesting new music is only being listened to on iPods and thus its no use for them to play... of course this becomes a self fulfilling prophesy.  Some major markets have great selection of alt/indie stations (esp Orange & Riverside Counties where you get the best of what Diego and LA have to offer) - I gotta say Phantom was pretty great in Dublin, is all international radio this decent? But even NYC doesn't have a great non-college station to cater to that demo (feel free to correct me if i'm wrong but I've stopped searching the dial up there.)

Phantom is a pretty good station, and we have a couple more decent ones. but I still don't listen to the radio to much.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 03, 2009, 01:53:46 PM
Dear Acid Reflux,

It's been ages since we last talked.
I know things were strained towards the end and I hope I never have to face the awkwardness of forcing you out the back door (very painful) again.
I have gone through so many changes - it seems like it was a lifetime ago that we were together - really - I am a different man.
I hope you are happy with your new tramp - I mean - friend...
I am content knowing you from a distance now.

~M

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Post by: alexarch on August 03, 2009, 02:13:24 PM
Dear Acid Reflux,

It's been ages since we last talked.
I know things were strained towards the end and I hope I never have to face the awkwardness of forcing you out the back door (very painful) again.
I have gone through so many changes - it seems like it was a lifetime ago that we were together - really - I am a different man.
I hope you are happy with your new tramp - I mean - friend...
I am content knowing you from a distance now.

~M


Hehheh. Poop.
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Post by: Colleen on August 03, 2009, 06:59:11 PM
Dear Acid Reflux,

It's been ages since we last talked.
I know things were strained towards the end and I hope I never have to face the awkwardness of forcing you out the back door (very painful) again.
I have gone through so many changes - it seems like it was a lifetime ago that we were together - really - I am a different man.
I hope you are happy with your new tramp - I mean - friend...
I am content knowing you from a distance now.

~M



Marty,

Sorry I'm not buying it.  Are you hoping AF stalks you here and sees this?  It's seems kind of passive aggressive--if you were really over AF you wouldn't have the need to communicate.

I bet you still follow AF on Facebook and Twitter, don't you?
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Post by: Colleen on August 03, 2009, 07:03:05 PM
Dear Scale and/or Body,

I don't know which of you did this or whether you conspired together but either way, very funny.  You know today is weigh-in day.   You know I was careful to drink lots of water yesterday and all that.  Yet when I stepped on the scale first thing this morning it showed I had gained 3 lbs.  In a WEEK!  I know that can't be right, but that's what it says so that's what I record, and take the nagging from the computer in stride.

But then---THEN!  Hours later, AFTER I've eaten, I step on again and now I'm not only NOT up 3 lbs from last week, I'm 2 lbs lower than last week!  WTF Scale and/or Body?  I know you are snickering about this. 

I'm stuck with this week's recorded weight but you better not let this happen again next week or I might have to keep you two separated for a while. 
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Post by: ¡Keith! on August 03, 2009, 07:43:19 PM
Dear guy in the supermarket rocking the pepsi branded PJs

Go home and put your god damned pants on.

sincerely-
pitying mankind
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Post by: 'Noke on August 04, 2009, 06:31:50 AM
dear mind,

ummmm....

Mononoke.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 04, 2009, 08:39:01 AM
Dear Cold Pizza,

Please, what ever you do - DO NOT bring AR with you to visit.
It's over between us and I am keeping it that way.

~M
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Post by: mañana on August 04, 2009, 03:11:27 PM
Dead Mark Zuckerberg,

Thank you for your contribution to society. Without it, how would I gain access to poorly lit pictures of people I kinda know drinking?

Matt,
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Post by: pixote on August 21, 2009, 03:33:34 AM
Girl,

What'd you do to your hair?!

I'm not saying I don't like it, necessarily.  Just curious as to, you know, what your motivation was for the change and all that.

It's certainly different.

Love you!

pixote
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Post by: pixote on August 26, 2009, 03:11:52 PM
Dear Joanna,

Thanks for the offer to swallow my sadness.

That's so sweet of you.

I hope you're hungry.

pixote
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Post by: 'Noke on August 26, 2009, 03:17:39 PM
dear pixote,

Thank you for not leaving me to just drift away.

Eternally Grateful,

Open Letters thread.

p.s. The population of Maryland would like to extend the same setiment.
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Post by: facedad on August 26, 2009, 03:29:53 PM
Dear pix,

I'm not sure that's sadness. You may wish to talk to a high school health teacher.

face
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Post by: UberGeekyGirl on August 26, 2009, 03:40:23 PM
Dear Filmspotting Forum Posters,

I'm new here and a little shy. Please be gentle.

Nervously,
UberGeekyGirl
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Post by: alexarch on August 26, 2009, 03:41:49 PM
Dear UberGeekyGirl,

Your stairs are all bloody.

With kindness,
Alex
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Post by: 'Noke on August 26, 2009, 03:47:21 PM
Dear Ubergeekygirl,

No worries. the people here are incredibly awesome and, while some of us may be a bit off kilter, we aren't mean in any way.

Have you introduced yourself yet? (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=527.0)
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Post by: ferris on August 26, 2009, 04:59:17 PM
Dear Filmspotting Forum Posters,

I'm new here and a little shy. Please be gentle.

Nervously,
UberGeekyGirl

Based on your screen name you will fit it just great around here :)  

People are great around here, much more so than most other forums.  After you introduce yourself, let us know what your top 20 and/or Top 100 (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=6317.0) are!
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Post by: pixote on August 26, 2009, 05:01:15 PM
Just let us know when you start feeling comfortable so we can make fun of you proper.

pixote
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Post by: Corndog on August 26, 2009, 05:19:46 PM
Just let us know when you start feeling comfortable so we can make fun of you proper.

pixote

She already got a little self-deprecating humor in her name, I say we jump in anytime. Am I wrong?
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Post by: smirnoff on August 26, 2009, 07:42:18 PM
Dear Filmspotting Forum Posters,

I'm new here and a little shy. Please be gentle.

Nervously,
UberGeekyGirl

I require a demonstration of ubergeekiness. For example, have you ever crocheted a tea cozy with a Ghostbusters logo on it?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 26, 2009, 08:18:53 PM
Dear Filmspotting Forum Posters,

I'm new here and a little shy. Please be gentle.

Nervously,
UberGeekyGirl

I require a demonstration of ubergeekiness. For example, have you ever crocheted a tea cozy with a Ghostbusters logo on it?

Do you know all of the Buffy The Vampire episodes by heart?
Do you have strong feelings (bordering on violent) on whether Spike or Angel was her true love?
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Post by: Junior on August 26, 2009, 08:43:50 PM
Dear internet,

Please, stop listening to directors until after their film is released. That way you could watch the Avatar trailer and appreciate a cool looking movie without comparing it to stupid things that Cameron says. Gamers learned to stop listening years ago. You need to catch up.

Thanks a bunch,
Jr.
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Post by: ferris on August 26, 2009, 09:14:42 PM
Dear Filmspotting Forum Posters,

I'm new here and a little shy. Please be gentle.

Nervously,
UberGeekyGirl

I require a demonstration of ubergeekiness. For example, have you ever crocheted a tea cozy with a Ghostbusters logo on it?

Do you know all of the Buffy The Vampire episodes by heart?
Do you have strong feelings (bordering on violent) on whether Spike or Angel was her true love?

Open the junk drawer in the kitchen of your apartment and count how many dice you find with more than 6 sides
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ferris on August 26, 2009, 09:15:36 PM
Dear Filmspotting Forum Posters,

I'm new here and a little shy. Please be gentle.

Nervously,
UberGeekyGirl

I require a demonstration of ubergeekiness. For example, have you ever crocheted a tea cozy with a Ghostbusters logo on it?

Do you know all of the Buffy The Vampire episodes by heart?
Do you have strong feelings (bordering on violent) on whether Spike or Angel was her true love?

Open the junk drawer in the kitchen of your apartment and count how many dice you find with more than 6 sides

wait wait....I've got one more....



ready?....



Team Jacob or Team Edward? 


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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 26, 2009, 09:16:03 PM
Thanks - spit take across the computer.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 26, 2009, 09:17:54 PM
Dear Filmspotting Forum Posters,

I'm new here and a little shy. Please be gentle.

Nervously,
UberGeekyGirl

I require a demonstration of ubergeekiness. For example, have you ever crocheted a tea cozy with a Ghostbusters logo on it?

Do you know all of the Buffy The Vampire episodes by heart?
Do you have strong feelings (bordering on violent) on whether Spike or Angel was her true love?

Open the junk drawer in the kitchen of your apartment and count how many dice you find with more than 6 sides

wait wait....I've got one more....



ready?....



Team Jacob or Team Edward? 




Have you ever had a serious discussion as to whether River Tam could take Buffy Summers in a straight up fight?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ferris on August 26, 2009, 09:22:30 PM

I require a demonstration of ubergeekiness....

Essay question: (20 points)

Is John Lock the smoke monster?  Why or why not?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Colleen on August 26, 2009, 09:32:27 PM
Do you laugh at xkcd comics and forward them to people you know?

(Like this:)

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/action_movies.png (http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/action_movies.png)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: smirnoff on August 26, 2009, 09:40:31 PM
Man are you guys geeks! I don't have a clue what you're talking about :)
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Post by: ferris on August 26, 2009, 09:59:31 PM
Do you laugh at xkcd comics and forward them to people you know?

(Like this:)

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/action_movies.png (http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/action_movies.png)


River Tam Beats of Everyone - sweet

Directed by Michael Bay
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Post by: Colleen on August 26, 2009, 10:04:58 PM
Do you laugh at xkcd comics and forward them to people you know?

(Like this:)

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/action_movies.png (http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/action_movies.png)


River Tam Beats of Everyone - sweet

Directed by Michael Bay


A true geek would notice the use of the actual Serenity font in the movie title as well.
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Post by: 'Noke on August 27, 2009, 06:42:58 AM
I love how our idea of a geek is someone who knows a lot about Joss Whedon TV shows. It's obvious that we need to ask other questions.

Do you believe there is a seventh cylon?

Do you have any form of Dr Who memorabilia in your room. (Extra points if it's your duvet.)

Do you know how many unreleased Star Trek episodes there have been? do you have them on dvd?

Is it obvious I don't know anything about any of these tv shows?

What do you think Blue Sun is?

And finally, what did you score on this (http://www.empireonline.com/empireblog/Post.asp?id=121)?
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Post by: FroHam X on August 27, 2009, 06:47:23 AM
Do you laugh at xkcd comics and forward them to people you know?

(Like this:)

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/action_movies.png (http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/action_movies.png)


River Tam Beats of Everyone - sweet

Directed by Michael Bay


A true geek would notice the use of the actual Serenity font in the movie title as well.

Sure, but only a true geek would be able to sing Once More With Feeling from start to finish.
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Post by: UberGeekyGirl on August 27, 2009, 11:10:20 AM
Well to be honest I have been catching up on the TV geekiness over the past year or so. I have more comic books and toys of all sorts then I'd like to admit at this time, I collect original ring worn wrestling masks from the wrestlers themselves and I play lots and lots of video games.

The TV Sci/fi geekiness has started to seep in and is slowly taking over *smile* thanks to my boyfriend.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Melvil on August 27, 2009, 01:34:38 PM
Sure, but only a true geek would be able to sing Once More With Feeling from start to finish.

I can do this, and I'm proud of it!
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Post by: Clovis8 on August 27, 2009, 01:37:04 PM
An Open Letter to everyone;

I have been a little obsessed with IB lately. I have not loved a movie so much in a long time. I will calm down soon. I promise. :D

P.S. I was wrong about Wendy and Lucy. I take back everything bad I ever said.

Signed;
Clovis
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 27, 2009, 02:50:42 PM
Do you laugh at xkcd comics and forward them to people you know?

(Like this:)

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/action_movies.png (http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/action_movies.png)


River Tam Beats of Everyone - sweet

Directed by Michael Bay


A true geek would notice the use of the actual Serenity font in the movie title as well.

Sure, but only a true geek would be able to sing Once More With Feeling from start to finish.

I have the soundtrack on my iPod - does that count?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on August 27, 2009, 03:18:44 PM
My boyfriend sends me xkcd comics all the time.


Dear AR-

I know that Prilosec has been keeping us apart,

but I ate some spicy barbecue today.  Please

don't make an unexpected visit.

-ses
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Colleen on August 27, 2009, 05:05:42 PM
Do you laugh at xkcd comics and forward them to people you know?

(Like this:)

http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/action_movies.png (http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/action_movies.png)


River Tam Beats of Everyone - sweet

Directed by Michael Bay


A true geek would notice the use of the actual Serenity font in the movie title as well.

Sure, but only a true geek would be able to sing Once More With Feeling from start to finish.

Not that anyone human WANTS to hear me sing, but I can do this.  Scary huh.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Melvil on August 27, 2009, 05:11:52 PM
Dear Colleen,

I'll sing with you anytime.

Admiringly,
Melvil
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 27, 2009, 05:13:19 PM
Dear ses,

Telling me you don't want me around and then eating spicy bbq (with your bf no less) is a mixed bag of signals.
You know we aren't done - and I will be sneaking in later tonight.
You know you want me - we are a love that lasts forever.

Unstoppable,

AR
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on August 27, 2009, 07:13:02 PM
Dear ses,

Telling me you don't want me around and then eating spicy bbq (with your bf no less) is a mixed bag of signals.
You know we aren't done - and I will be sneaking in later tonight.
You know you want me - we are a love that lasts forever.

Unstoppable,

AR

Dear AR-

I can't deny that you have a burning place in my heart,
or else, I wouldn't have eaten that butterfinger cookie,
I will be waiting up for you.

ses
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Post by: facedad on August 27, 2009, 07:50:12 PM
Dear all you people posting on page 54,

I didn't know I was so lacking in the dork department.

Thanks or I hate you all?

face
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on August 27, 2009, 08:28:43 PM
Dear Lawrence Kasdan and Nicholas Meyer,

Please get to work on the feature (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=3160.msg311591#msg311591).  Now!

Love,
pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: smirnoff on August 28, 2009, 09:05:41 AM
Dear Filmspotters,

(http://i30.tinypic.com/14av813.jpg)

Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: mañana on August 28, 2009, 11:39:02 AM
 :D
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on August 29, 2009, 04:30:06 AM
That was brilliant.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: smirnoff on August 31, 2009, 10:38:42 AM
Hopefully he hasn't had another piggybacking accident.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Thor on August 31, 2009, 08:18:03 PM
Hah!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: smirnoff on August 31, 2009, 08:25:11 PM
oho!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Colleen on August 31, 2009, 09:25:40 PM
hurrah!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on September 01, 2009, 12:21:44 PM
Hah!


Hooray! He's returned!!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: UberGeekyGirl on September 01, 2009, 04:08:59 PM
Dear 1st Math Class of the Semester,

I hate you already.

Sincerely,
Raquel
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on September 01, 2009, 04:15:41 PM
Dear Raquel,

Come to the dark side of "there are no wrong answers".

Love,
English classes.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: UberGeekyGirl on September 01, 2009, 04:17:25 PM
I'm finishing up credits for transfer so I'm forced to take math. *sigh* I am also taking Political Science and Introduction to Film. Yay!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ferris on September 01, 2009, 08:55:23 PM
Dear 1st Math Class of the Semester,

I hate you already.

Sincerely,
Raquel

The further you get in math, the more likely the answer is either 1 or 0
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Corndog on September 01, 2009, 10:24:37 PM
Math can suck it
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on September 01, 2009, 10:37:33 PM
Math can suck it

Corndog is a smart fox.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on September 01, 2009, 10:40:14 PM
Dear Junior,

hotnoodlewhoopieyes?

B
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 02, 2009, 12:18:57 AM
Dear absoluteastronomy.com (http://www.absoluteastronomy.com/topics/Kefalos)

You've been led horribly astray.

late-
k
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on September 11, 2009, 11:16:59 AM
Dear Group of Guys with Matching Fauxhawks and White, Patent Leather Belts,

You look like idiots. Just because there are five you doesn't make it right. The scruffy facial hair helps, yes. Otherwise it looks like you walked in a line under a ceiling-mounted Dyson.

Sincerely,
Alex
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ferris on September 11, 2009, 05:13:07 PM
Dear Jess,

I want you to know....I will NEVER want that wagon wheel coffee table
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on September 11, 2009, 07:19:12 PM
Dear Bono,

I have made arrangements for Joshua to ride my wild horses.  On days he's unavailable, his sister Katie should be able to cover.

Thank you for your inquiry.

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: mañana on September 11, 2009, 08:09:33 PM
 :D
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: StarCarly on September 11, 2009, 09:00:52 PM
Dear Jess,

I want you to know....I will NEVER want that wagon wheel coffee table


Awww now I want to watch that!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on September 14, 2009, 02:01:34 PM
dear Mononoke,

Stop hanging yourself on this. Get over yourself. You're obssesing. It's not good for you.

Looking out for you,

Mononoke
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on September 14, 2009, 02:12:25 PM
Dear Mononoke,

The voices aren't real; they're inside your head. Only you can hear them. Also, the black dogs with blood on their fangs trying to steal your manuscripts are not real. The angels on the ceiling stabbing the snakes with a sharpened cross? Yeah. Those are real. You should definitely run away from those.

Love,
Alex
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: lise on September 14, 2009, 02:18:44 PM
dear guy in the queue at lunch wearing a tie with a tshirt,

yeah, but no

-FP
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: smirnoff on September 14, 2009, 03:54:22 PM
Dear makers of the Slap Chop,

1 hard boiled egg, a tiny pickle, a green onion, and 2 grams of ham, chopped up and laying on a cutting board is not a breakfast to go... it's not even a breakfast period.

Hungrily yours,
smirnoff
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on September 15, 2009, 12:50:24 AM
Dear AR,

Thanks for crashing my party tonight.
So not cool coming in with Chorizo Burrito - you were not invited.
No means no!

Burning,

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on September 15, 2009, 12:55:29 AM
Dear Kanye,

Thanks for justifying me not buying any of your albums.
It takes a hella big dose of douchebaggery to get me to take Taylor Swift's side - so congrats to you.
Please take your place next to Axel Rose in the douchebag hall of fame.
Welcome to the real world.

Much respect,

~St_M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: roujin on September 15, 2009, 01:43:19 AM
dear kanye west,

keep being awesome

roujin
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Clovis8 on September 15, 2009, 01:50:07 AM
dear kanye west,

keep being awesome

roujin

I cant stand taylor swift's music but nobody could really think what he did was "awesome". Give me a break. I feel bad for you if you actually thought it was awesome.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on October 12, 2009, 06:09:24 PM
Dear Everyone Around Me,

Thanks for getting yourself into trouble.

Love,
pixote's hero complex
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on October 16, 2009, 05:05:37 PM
Dear sleep.

I'm sorry, we'll spend some quality time tomorrow night. Tonight I have to do something else.

'Noke./
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Colleen on October 26, 2009, 06:22:45 PM
Dear dogs:

I appreciate the stellar service you do in barking to warn us of, and chase away, the following dangerous things:

--the mailtruck
--the UPS truck
--the lady from around the corner walking her Pekinese
--random leaves
--squirrels
--the cat who sits on the porch to taunt you

However, I note that all four of you failed to take note of or bark at the person who entered my vehicle in the wee hours of Sunday morning and made off with my car radio.  Tyler, you are 14, blind and possibly going deaf, and sleeping in a room toward the back of the house.  You are excused.

Sugar and Joey, you are partially excused since you were also in a back bedroom.  Though that doesn't seem to stop you from hearing everything from the above list except for the cat.

Kingsley, I'm very very disappointed.  You were in the living room.  You have created a hole in the dining room blinds exactly the size of your head specifically so you check on comings and goings in our driveway.  Yet you apparently slept through the entire incident.

I'm putting my foot down now.  The next time you destroy the sofa, we aren't going to get you a new one.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on October 26, 2009, 06:36:33 PM
I love this.

Our dogs are on their 3rd sofa.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 26, 2009, 06:40:27 PM
dear Mononoke FLYmeatwad,

Stop hanging yourself up on this. Get over yourself. You're obsessing. It's not good for you.

Looking out for you,

Mononoke FLYmeatwad
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on October 27, 2009, 09:43:11 PM
Kingsley, I'm very very disappointed.  You were in the living room.  You have created a hole in the dining room blinds exactly the size of your head specifically so you check on comings and goings in our driveway.  Yet you apparently slept through the entire incident.

 :). My dad's name is Kingsley.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on October 28, 2009, 07:56:13 PM
Dear fellow filmspotters,

If all goes correctly, this should be my post number 4999, which means I have been post whoring a lot today(this feels strange). I just felt like saying..thanks. You guys have always been very kind to me, helped through the tough patches of life (And at this age that's a lot of tough patches), and always made me feel at home. I'm always happy sitting here posting, it always makes my day so much better. It's so fantastic to be a part of a group of people like this who, are just awesome beyond words. Thanks guys.

Now, I'm going to take a short abscensce of the boards in order to complete my super secret yet super awesome 5000th post, so until then adieu. Dont miss me too much.

'noke.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 28, 2009, 07:57:36 PM
Dear fellow filmspotters,

If all goes correctly, this should be my post number 4999, which means I have been post whoring a lot today(this feels strange). I just felt like saying..thanks. You guys have always been very kind to me, helped through the tough patches of life (And at this age that's a lot of tough patches), and always made me feel at home. I'm always happy sitting here posting, it always makes my day so much better. It's so fantastic to be a part of a group of people like this who, are just awesome beyond words. Thanks guys.

Now, I'm going to take a short abscensce of the boards in order to complete my super secret yet super awesome 5000th post, so until then adieu. Dont miss me too much.

'noke.

I look forward to this post immensely, so much so that it sparks this open letter.

Dear gman1050,

You're such a tease.

Out of the shadows,

acronym
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Corndog on October 28, 2009, 08:12:30 PM
OH THE HUMANITY!!!!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Tim on October 28, 2009, 08:48:16 PM
It had better be worth the wait!
;)

enjoy offline time!!!!!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 29, 2009, 12:05:14 AM
I approve of the break concept.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FroHam X on October 29, 2009, 12:08:06 AM
I approve of the break concept.

Now that's class. I did it exactly the opposite way. I got to 5,000 and personally reversed the results of the Filmspots to make The Wrestler the winner over Wall-E, and then I went ahead and took a week long break to let you all breathe.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on October 29, 2009, 12:09:04 AM
Aww, gnoke. You're gonna make me cry.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 29, 2009, 12:14:08 AM
I approve of the break concept.

Now that's class. I did it exactly the opposite way. I got to 5,000 and personally reversed the results of the Filmspots to make The Wrestler the winner over Wall-E, and then I went ahead and took a week long break to let you all breathe.

my break was almost 12 hours... it was painful.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: StarCarly on October 29, 2009, 12:14:38 AM
Dear 'Noke,

We like you too.

-The boards.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: smirnoff on October 29, 2009, 07:19:48 AM
The longer you wait noke the higher our expectations :)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 29, 2009, 11:38:16 AM
I approve of the break concept.

Now that's class. I did it exactly the opposite way. I got to 5,000 and personally reversed the results of the Filmspots to make The Wrestler the winner over Wall-E, and then I went ahead and took a week long break to let you all breathe.

The Wrestler is really good. Wall*E is a damn communist.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on October 31, 2009, 06:20:24 PM
pixote,

Progressives are awful, awful human beings.

xoxo,

Gossip Girl
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on November 03, 2009, 01:42:39 AM
Filmspotters whom adore me,

You've not forgotten. I will find my way back.

face
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: saltine on November 03, 2009, 03:05:05 AM
Dear faceboy,

Goody!

Adoring Filmspotter
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oneaprilday on November 03, 2009, 02:00:09 PM
Dear pixote,

Why so scarce?  :'(

oad
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oneaprilday on November 03, 2009, 02:00:36 PM
Dear 'Noke,

It had better be good.

oad
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on November 03, 2009, 03:08:03 PM
Dear Family,

Damnit, call me when something big happens. I'd rather be freaked out ahead of time.

face
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 03, 2009, 03:10:03 PM
Dear FLY,

Don't look down, just step. One foot in front of the other, one at a time.

Always watching, always waiting,

FLYmeatwad
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: UberGeekyGirl on November 03, 2009, 03:17:11 PM
Dear Bank,

Please just sell me this house, I want to make it my home now. It has been about 6 months since we started this dance. Aren't you tired? I know I am.

Pleadingly,

Only Bidder On The House
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: StarCarly on November 03, 2009, 07:25:22 PM
Dear Ben and Jerry's Stephen Colbert's Americone Dream,

You are how I'm going to gain all the weight back.

Resigned,
Carly
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on November 03, 2009, 09:17:52 PM
Dear Carly,

B & J's headquarters are down the street from my aunt's house. We can stop this before it's too late.

Three whiskers on a one eyed cat,
face
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oldkid on November 04, 2009, 01:16:26 AM
Dear 'Noke:

We're waiting.  As if you didn't know.

I know you must be lurking around the edges of the forum, wishing you could respond, but holding back.  I'm all for self control, but ENOUGH ALREADY!

I'm not good at waiting for Christmas presents, either.

SK
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Clovis8 on November 04, 2009, 01:20:43 AM
I'm beginning to think 'Noke is...

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_vwt55TQq-3k/SRjX2xI93sI/AAAAAAAADcQ/UyoD7eI2jTs/s320/kaiser+soze.jpg)

"The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist. And like that, poof. He's gone. "
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: saltine on November 04, 2009, 01:23:34 AM
Nah, he lurks late at night, reads all the posts he missed, then goes back into his cave.  I can see him out there.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FroHam X on November 04, 2009, 01:57:55 AM
Nah, he lurks late at night, reads all the posts he missed, then goes back into his cave.  I can see him out there.

If he was smart he'd create a new account so he could lurk and post while maintaining the illusion that he had truly left for an extended period.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ferris on November 04, 2009, 02:46:03 AM
Nah, he lurks late at night, reads all the posts he missed, then goes back into his cave.  I can see him out there.

If he was smart he'd create a new account so he could lurk and post while maintaining the illusion that he had truly left for an extended period.

Has anyone seen 'Noke and ABRogers in the same place at the same time?  I'm just sayin  ;)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FroHam X on November 05, 2009, 01:25:34 AM
Nah, he lurks late at night, reads all the posts he missed, then goes back into his cave.  I can see him out there.

If he was smart he'd create a new account so he could lurk and post while maintaining the illusion that he had truly left for an extended period.

Has anyone seen 'Noke and ABRogers in the same place at the same time?  I'm just sayin  ;)

Has anyone seen Froham or Rhino in the same place and the same time?  ;)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on November 05, 2009, 06:06:24 AM
Dear Parents Television Council,

This agression will not stand! (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091105/ap_en_tv/us_tv_gossip_girl_complaint_14)

Grr,
pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FroHam X on November 05, 2009, 08:17:29 AM
Dear Parents Television Council,

This agression will not stand! (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091105/ap_en_tv/us_tv_gossip_girl_complaint_14)

Grr,
pixote

I'm sorry, pix. I had to give up watching Gossip Girl a couple episodes ago. I feel it's gotten pretty stale. I suppose that's the price for creating a show in which it's hard-to-impossible to really care about any of the characters.

At least The O.C. had characters I was invested in, and that was able to get me through some substandard plotlines.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oldkid on November 10, 2009, 09:14:25 PM
Dear pix:

Please keep your dirty dreams to yourself.  This is a family forum.  Or at least relatively clean.

Pastor Steve, aka the Society for Undermining Mathematical Theories (SMUT)

I had a dream about PV=nRT the other night...

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: mañana on November 12, 2009, 06:31:21 PM
Dear University of Minnesota,

It's true, I did express interest in the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs. But that was a long time ago, so you need to stop inundating me with emails. I've moved on, so should you.

Sincerely,
matt the grad school tease
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on November 16, 2009, 02:06:48 PM
Dear Diana Krall,

Your chafafah is delightful, truly delightful. And your aussen fay is inspired. Such delicacy and subtlety. But the frim-fram sauce is ultimately a failure, unfortanately. It arrived tepid and congealed, and it drowned those poor french fried potatoes and red-ripe tomatoes. It's a shame, really because I know how hard you worked on it.

Better luck next time,
Alex
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: lise on November 16, 2009, 02:15:41 PM
Dear pix:

Please keep your dirty dreams to yourself.  This is a family forum.  Or at least relatively clean.

Pastor Steve, aka the Society for Undermining Mathematical Theories (SMUT)

I had a dream about PV=nRT the other night...

pixote

it isn't a dirty dream, it's an ideal one (queue fozzy bear-esque canned laughter and a hook to pull me off stage)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on November 16, 2009, 02:33:35 PM
queue fozzy bear-esque canned laughter

I laughed for real, but I feel dirty about it.  :)

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: lise on November 16, 2009, 03:10:40 PM
queue fozzy bear-esque canned laughter

I laughed for real, but I feel dirty about it.  :)

pixote

it's always ok to feel dirty about laughing at a bad pun, I just smile at posting them though
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 16, 2009, 03:12:33 PM
FLY,

Get your head in the game, and out of my crotch!

With passion,

meatwad
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 1SO on November 16, 2009, 08:31:24 PM
FLYmeatwad,

Please go back to taking your medication.  We love you either way, but...

Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on November 16, 2009, 08:35:21 PM
...the smell of those bodies under the floorboards is starting to get to us...
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: OmNom on November 16, 2009, 08:35:35 PM
FLYmeatwad,

Please go back to taking your medication.  We love you either way, but...



Better Living through chemistry.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Tim on November 17, 2009, 12:38:00 AM
Dear Boss,

please give me a year off, at full pay. I need the break but I can't afford it - I have over 1000 movies I desperately need to see! It will totally boost my work output ;)

Tim
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oneaprilday on November 18, 2009, 01:39:33 PM
My dear Filmspotters,

I would just like to thank you all for the wonderful love and support you've shown me over the years I've been a part of this forum. You are truly a special bunch of folks.

Without you, I would not be the man I am today.

My warmest regards,
oad
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Clovis8 on November 18, 2009, 01:41:33 PM
I would not be the man I am today.



<-----confused!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oneaprilday on November 18, 2009, 01:45:49 PM
<------------------


 ;)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: edgar00 on November 18, 2009, 01:47:49 PM
My dear Filmspotters,


Without you, I would not be the man I am today.

My warmest regards,
oad

Expect the unexpected.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Clovis8 on November 18, 2009, 01:48:00 PM
<------------------


 ;)


Ah! LOL. I need some better mod powers so we can change that sexist title.

Godwoman?
Godlady?
Godmother?
AwesomeGirl?

 ;D
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on November 18, 2009, 01:52:22 PM
My dear Filmspotters,

I would just like to thank you all for the wonderful love and support you've shown me over the years I've been a part of this forum. You are truly a special bunch of folks.

Without you, I would not be the man I am today.

My warmest regards,
oad

Congrats OAD! It's been a distinct pleasure knowing you too.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on November 18, 2009, 01:54:45 PM
My dear Filmspotters,

I would just like to thank you all for the wonderful love and support you've shown me over the years I've been a part of this forum. You are truly a special bunch of folks.

Without you, I would not be the man I am today.

My warmest regards,
oad

Easily - you are one of the nicest most insightful people here...always a pleasure reading your posts.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oneaprilday on November 18, 2009, 01:55:50 PM
I need some better mod powers so we can change that sexist title.

Godwoman?
Godlady?
Godmother?
AwesomeGirl?

 ;D
Yeah, not sure. ses, I think, brought up the problem when she became a godfather, too - I haven't been able to think of anything cool as a counterpart to godfather.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Clovis8 on November 18, 2009, 02:00:19 PM
I need some better mod powers so we can change that sexist title.

Godwoman?
Godlady?
Godmother?
AwesomeGirl?

 ;D
Yeah, not sure. ses, I think, brought up the problem when she became a godfather, too - I haven't been able to think of anything cool as a counterpart to godfather.


Godess?

Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oneaprilday on November 18, 2009, 02:56:39 PM
Congrats OAD! It's been a distinct pleasure knowing you too.
Easily - you are one of the nicest most insightful people here...always a pleasure reading your posts.
Thanks, 'Noke and Marty. All joking about my new manliness aside, everyone here is so awesome - I'm so glad to be a part of this forum!

 

I need some better mod powers so we can change that sexist title.

Godwoman?
Godlady?
Godmother?
AwesomeGirl?

 ;D
Yeah, not sure. ses, I think, brought up the problem when she became a godfather, too - I haven't been able to think of anything cool as a counterpart to godfather.
Goddess?
That one's not quite working for me - not sure why. I'll keep trying to think of something . . .
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ferris on November 18, 2009, 02:58:39 PM
Easily - you are one of the nicest most insightful people here...always a pleasure reading your posts.

Plus you're over 30 and live where it rains all the time.  Like me :) !
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Emiliana on November 18, 2009, 03:23:01 PM
Dear oneaprilday,

You are the best!

Love,
Em
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Clovis8 on November 18, 2009, 03:25:00 PM

That one's not quite working for me - not sure why. I'll keep trying to think of something . . .


We better think of something before Skjerva finds out about this!  ;)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Emiliana on November 18, 2009, 03:59:05 PM
Maybe we could approach it from a different angle and make it "Annie Hall" or "Amélie" or "Ripley" or something...? (Certainly not "The Bride" though ;))
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: lise on November 18, 2009, 04:00:53 PM

That one's not quite working for me - not sure why. I'll keep trying to think of something . . .


We better think of something before Skjerva finds out about this!  ;)

then we would have to make is completely gender-neutral (i.e. godpersons)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: mañana on November 18, 2009, 04:04:06 PM
Maybe we could approach it from a different angle and make it "Annie Hall" or "Amélie" or "Ripley" or something...? (Certainly not "The Bride" though ;))
That's what I was going for with this (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=3079.msg297782#msg297782). It's too bad Ripley didn't have a cooler title.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Clovis8 on November 18, 2009, 04:18:14 PM
Maybe we could approach it from a different angle and make it "Annie Hall" or "Amélie" or "Ripley" or something...? (Certainly not "The Bride" though ;))

I love this idea. It is so forum specific. We should do a poll and vote for the best one then change it (if changing it is even possible?).

Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oneaprilday on November 18, 2009, 05:23:14 PM
Dear oneaprilday,

You are the best!

Love,
Em
:) :) Thanks, Em.


Maybe we could approach it from a different angle and make it "Annie Hall" or "Amélie" or "Ripley" or something...? (Certainly not "The Bride" though ;))
Yes, I'd really like something like this idea, too. (And no, definitely not The Bride! :D )
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oldkid on November 18, 2009, 05:26:30 PM
My dear Filmspotters,

I would just like to thank you all for the wonderful love and support you've shown me over the years I've been a part of this forum. You are truly a special bunch of folks.

Without you, I would not be the man I am today.

My warmest regards,
oad

Easily - you are one of the nicest most insightful people here...always a pleasure reading your posts.

Congrats to your graduation, oad!  You are great!

As far as titles, maybe it should be changed to actors or directors.  Could be Brando instead of Godfather and Hepburn as the counterpart?  Or we could go with a director that is gender vague, such as Coppola-- for both Francis and Sophia?  
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: saltine on November 18, 2009, 05:35:46 PM
Dear Fellow Filmspotters,

Changing Godfather to a different designation is easy.  However, changing it to two different designations is not easy.  If you change it, go gender neutral, not one for guys and another for gals.

We tried this once before and no one came up with much.  Using Objectively Awesome for 10,000 seems to be getting closer to what works than trying names of persons etc.

We're game for a reasonable change that everyone can agree on.

Admin
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 18, 2009, 05:40:29 PM
Dear Everyone,

Change it to Cinegasm!

With Delight,

FLYmeatwad
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Bill Thompson on November 18, 2009, 05:56:24 PM
Dear Netflix,

It's bad enough that you have given me short notice that the first season of Star Trek is being taken off of instant, but now your player refuses to load. Let's fix this, okay.

Cheers,
A Disconcerted Turkey
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 18, 2009, 06:37:54 PM
Maybe we could approach it from a different angle and make it "Annie Hall" or "Amélie" or "Ripley" or something...? (Certainly not "The Bride" though ;))
That's what I was going for with this (http://www.filmspotting.net/boards/index.php?topic=3079.msg297782#msg297782). It's too bad Ripley didn't have a cooler title.

Alien Hive Queen?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Clovis8 on November 18, 2009, 06:40:08 PM
5000= subjectivly awesome
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: OmNom on November 19, 2009, 12:26:11 AM
Dear Stephen Baldwin,

When your picture on Wikipedia looks like this...

(http://i49.tinypic.com/ac5z43.jpg)

...it's time to take matters into your own hands.

Remember: it's the encyclopedia anyone can edit.

OmNom
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on November 19, 2009, 12:30:43 AM
Give me Victor McLaglen or give me death.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: OmNom on November 19, 2009, 12:15:20 PM
Dear John Cusack,

It is over between us.  OVER. 

You know how much I loved you.  How much I was always there for you.  Heck, for years I have carried that Better Off Dead torch for you.  I recommended it to people every chance I got, because it's such a beautiful sublime noir comedy that everyone should see.  But the most important point here is that I have always felt that that movie was rock-solid evidence that you had integrity and brains. 

The years have passed, Cusack.  And the cred that you had with me has been eroding.  Once upon a time I knew that if you were in a movie it was gonna be goooood.  But those days are gone, aren't they?  Just be a man and admit that they're gone.  America's Sweethearts?  Serendipity?  Must Love Dogs?  The Runaway Jury?   War, Inc.?  When I was given this proof that you were straying I thought back to what we'd had when we were just teenagers and I still held on. 

But then-- lo, and behold-- I read this yesterday.  Lord help me but I am still in shock:

Steve Holland: So we're all watching the Better Off Dead screening that night, and John walked out of the movie. About 20 minutes into it, he walked out, and he never came back.

The next morning, he basically walked up to me and was like, "You know, you tricked me. Better Off Dead was the worst thing I have ever seen. I will never trust you as a director ever again, so don't speak to me."

DS: Are you kidding?!

Steve Holland: No, it was that bad. He was just really upset. And I said, "What happened?! What's wrong?!" And he just said that I sucked, and it was the worst thing he had ever seen, and that I had used him, and made a fool out of him, and all this other stuff.

And I was just stunned, because it was as funny as shit. And he was great in it. And he was helping me edit it throughout the summer.

DS: How did that affect you?

Steve Holland: It made me not care about movies anymore. And I didn't even want to do One Crazy Summer at that point. I was just gone. It was sort of like the break-up that I made Better Off Dead about. It was so out of left field, that it just floored me.

And I told John, look, "I have this scene, you're in it. Do what you want to do. But this is what it says and you can do whatever you want."  And then some reviews started coming out about Better Off Dead while we were still shooting One Crazy Summer. And people were writing giant stories about what a great, funny movie it was. It previewed in Rhode Island, and someone write a 3 page newspaper story about how funny it was, and one of the grips tacked it on John's door. So he started to lighten up. And Bob Goldthwait is really funny, and he brought a lot of levity to all of it, too. And started to tease John for being so cranky. But, you know, John doesn't want to be "foolish" I guess? He's more serious than we think, I guess.

I feel like I let him down. And it totally surprises me so much because I have to say the most important person to me about that movie, was John. I really wanted him to love it as much as I loved it. And once he said that stuff, it was like a girlfriend who breaks up with you. You can't fight with her. It's like everything is so great, and then they say "I hate you!" out of nowhere. There's really no argument you can have. I had my heart broken. That was the second time my heart was broken since that girl that Better Off Dead was about, honest to God.

It made me think, "What's this business about? It's no fun." But, I will say that Better Off Dead was the happiest time of my life without a doubt.


The whole interview is on www.thesneeze.com (http://www.thesneeze.com), you mangy cur. 

So come to find out, you hated the best thing in your life.  I don't know what I ever saw in you, Cusack.  You broke that director's heart, and, I gotta say, mine too.

If 2012 sucks--- if I can watch that movie and hear you cashing a paycheck-- I don't ever want to see you again.  I want full custody of Say Anything, Grosse Point, and Better Off Dead.  And you need to make an apology to Steve Holland.

OmNom

Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on November 19, 2009, 12:23:25 PM
If 2012 sucks--- if I can watch that movie and hear you cashing a paycheck-- I don't ever want to see you again.  I want full custody of Say Anything, Grosse Point, and Better Off Dead.  And you need to make an apology to Steve Holland.

and High Fidelity. Also, we get full control over Being John Malkovich because it was obviously not you in that role.
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Post by: skjerva on November 19, 2009, 12:25:07 PM
ugh
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: OmNom on November 19, 2009, 12:53:10 PM
If 2012 sucks--- if I can watch that movie and hear you cashing a paycheck-- I don't ever want to see you again.  I want full custody of Say Anything, Grosse Point, and Better Off Dead.  And you need to make an apology to Steve Holland.

and High Fidelity. Also, we get full control over Being John Malkovich because it was obviously not you in that role.

Yes.  Good call. 
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on November 19, 2009, 12:56:04 PM
If 2012 sucks--- if I can watch that movie and hear you cashing a paycheck-- I don't ever want to see you again.  I want full custody of Say Anything, Grosse Point, and Better Off Dead.  And you need to make an apology to Steve Holland.

and High Fidelity. Also, we get full control over Being John Malkovich because it was obviously not you in that role.

Yes.  Good call. 

Yup yup
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: StarCarly on November 19, 2009, 01:18:01 PM
I love John Cusack as much as the next girl (perhaps you've heard me mention my favorite movie). I think he's made some terrible choices but he'll never be Nicolas Cage.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 19, 2009, 01:44:08 PM
I love John Cusack as much as the next girl (perhaps you've heard me mention my favorite movie). I think he's made some terrible choices but he'll never be Nicolas Cage.

The trailer for Bad Lieutenant though, it looks so good!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: roujin on November 19, 2009, 02:29:40 PM
I love John Cusack as much as the next girl (perhaps you've heard me mention my favorite movie). I think he's made some terrible choices but he'll never be Nicolas Cage.

I'd like to see Cusack approach Cage levels of Cagedom. That would be interesting.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 19, 2009, 02:31:47 PM
I love John Cusack as much as the next girl (perhaps you've heard me mention my favorite movie). I think he's made some terrible choices but he'll never be Nicolas Cage.

I'd like to see Cusack approach Cage levels of Cagedom. That would be interesting.

have you (or, ya know, anyone) seen The Ice Harvest
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: roujin on November 19, 2009, 02:32:47 PM
I haven't, but now I want to.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 1SO on November 26, 2009, 03:01:34 AM
FLYmeatwad,

Saw this at tonight's Disney event and thought of you.  I kept the pic large in case you wanted it.

(http://i45.tinypic.com/30uxn3n.jpg)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on November 26, 2009, 03:24:26 AM
Dear AR,

While I would love it if we spent the holidays together - I understand if you have a previous engagement with winrit or ses. I would dump me for either of those 2 hotties and turkey.

Painfully,

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on November 26, 2009, 07:57:58 AM
Dear AR,

While I would love it if we spent the holidays together - I understand if you have a previous engagement with winrit or ses. I would dump me for either of those 2 hotties and turkey.

Painfully,

~M

Dear AR-

I know we spent last Thanksgiving together, so I won't be upset if you decide to visit Marty or winrit this year.

Thankfully,
ses
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 26, 2009, 08:16:52 AM
Way cool, 1S0
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on December 02, 2009, 12:18:13 AM
Dear Facebook,

Sorry, but I've blocked the Mafia Wars app.  We're still cool though right?

Sincerely,
E. Ness
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oneaprilday on December 03, 2009, 01:52:43 PM
Dear English 102 student,

Writing "final draft" on your essay will not fool me into thinking this isn't the same thing you turned in two weeks ago as your first draft.

I can be smart like that sometimes.

Sincerely,
Your instructor
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: roujin on December 03, 2009, 01:53:39 PM
I think I've done that. No, it didn't work.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oneaprilday on December 03, 2009, 02:06:21 PM
Dear English 102 student #2,

The words and phrases "however," "moreover," "nevertheless," "on the other hand," "similarly," "in addition," and "as a result," do have actual meanings. Adding them randomly to the beginning of each of your paragraphs will not fool me into thinking your essay now has a logical progression of ideas.

Sorry, but please try again,
Your instructor
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: roujin on December 03, 2009, 02:07:39 PM
Logical progression of ideas? I spit in the face of a logical progression of ideas!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oneaprilday on December 03, 2009, 02:56:35 PM
Logical progression of ideas? I spit in the face of a logical progression of ideas!
You mean,

Ideas of progression logical? Logical face in a spit I of a progression idea!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oldkid on December 03, 2009, 02:58:41 PM
Logical progression of ideas? I spit in the face of a logical progression of ideas!
You mean,

Ideas of progression logical? Logical face in a spit I of a progression idea!

lol
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on December 03, 2009, 03:01:33 PM
Logical progression of ideas? I spit in the face of a logical progression of ideas!
You mean,

Ideas of progression logical? Logical face in a spit I of a progression idea!

 :D
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ferris on December 03, 2009, 03:49:50 PM
taking AOD's lead


Dear 18-40 year old male seeking software support,

if you would stop accessing porn on your computer, my software would run much faster on your machine.  As much as you lie to me and say you never use your work laptop for personal stuff I don't believe you.  Clearing your browsing history is not nearly enough to keep me from finding out...

Sincerely
your friendly neighborhood programmer
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Corndog on December 03, 2009, 03:54:19 PM
Logical progression of ideas? I spit in the face of a logical progression of ideas!

However, illogical progression, on the other hand...
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on December 03, 2009, 03:56:12 PM
taking AOD's lead


Dear 18-40 year old male seeking software support,

if you would stop accessing porn on your computer, my software would run much faster on your machine.  As much as you lie to me and say you never use your work laptop for personal stuff I don't believe you.  Clearing your browsing history is not nearly enough to keep me from finding out...

Sincerely
your friendly neighborhood programmer

Dear Ferris,

Sorry.

'noke.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: OmNom on December 03, 2009, 03:59:26 PM
taking AOD's lead


Dear 18-40 year old male seeking software support,

if you would stop accessing porn on your computer, my software would run much faster on your machine.  As much as you lie to me and say you never use your work laptop for personal stuff I don't believe you.  Clearing your browsing history is not nearly enough to keep me from finding out...

Sincerely
your friendly neighborhood programmer

Dear Ferris,

Sorry.

'noke.
Lol!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on December 03, 2009, 04:05:39 PM
Noke'

Here's the mic - take it away.

late-
¡Keith!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on December 04, 2009, 03:46:53 PM
Dear ferris' oldest son,

It was about slavery.

Sincerely,
pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ferris on December 04, 2009, 06:45:20 PM
Dear ferris' oldest son,

It was about slavery.

Sincerely,
pixote

now he thinks you're stupid too.  He likes Bill though!  :)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Bill Thompson on December 04, 2009, 06:47:23 PM
Dear ferris' oldest son,

It was about slavery.

Sincerely,
pixote

now he thinks you're stupid too.  He likes Bill though!  :)

Sounds like a fine young lad.  :)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on December 05, 2009, 11:03:36 PM
Dear Bowl Championship Series,

Please work your beautiful black magic tomorrow and keep Texas out of Pasadena.

Thanks,
TCU, Cincy, whoever the f--k else.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on December 06, 2009, 02:35:06 AM
Dear matt the movie watcher,

What's your opinion of the last movies you've watched?  The people have a right to know.

Regards,

pixote
people's representative
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: mañana on December 07, 2009, 11:53:41 PM
Dear matt the movie watcher,

What's your opinion of the last movies you've watched?  The people have a right to know.

Regards,

pixote
people's representative
Coming soon...
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on December 15, 2009, 05:56:39 AM
Dear TAG Heuer,

To sever your relationship with Tiger Woods because he's a jackass would reflect a gross misunderstanding of your target market.

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FroHam X on December 15, 2009, 07:13:55 AM
Dear TAG Heuer,

To sever your relationship with Tiger Woods because he's a jackass would reflect a gross misunderstanding of your target market.

pixote

Genius.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on December 15, 2009, 02:41:17 PM
Dear Food Network,

Please kill Guy Fieri and give his body to Ina Garten so that she can make a lovely feast for all her Hampton Gays. Call it The Cook and the Frosted-Tipped, Sunburned, Loudmouth Fatass, and you can style it a lá The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover. Shiny, plastic, monochromatic rooms and place-settings. Costumes by Gaultier. Crystal and furnishings by Nambe and Lalique. Music by the deepest NYC DJ in collaboration with Philip Glass.

I want this.

Thanks,
Alex

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Post by: Tim on December 19, 2009, 06:46:55 PM
Dear Filmspotters,

I am about to drive almost 4000km just so I can spend the christmas break with in-laws. I wish there could at least be a closed amusement park at the other end......flieger can you please feed the snake.

Love
Kings of the Road

Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on December 19, 2009, 09:42:52 PM
Dear Everyone,

Thanks for being here.

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on December 19, 2009, 10:27:35 PM
Dear Delta,

Please take a look around.  I think someone left a phone off the hook by mistake.

Thanks.

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on December 19, 2009, 11:30:33 PM
Dear Marty,

Could you get me an inappropriate sexual advance for xmas?

Thanks hon,
face
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on December 19, 2009, 11:55:38 PM
Dear Face,

I find it hard to imagine any sexual advance you would find inappropriate... :D

All my love,

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Clovis8 on December 20, 2009, 12:22:39 AM
There is such a thing as an inappropriate sexual advance?  Crazy talk in this thread! ;D
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on December 20, 2009, 03:13:54 AM
There is such a thing as an inappropriate sexual advance?  Crazy talk in this thread! ;D

of course there is. lets role-play - you be the altar boy and I'll be the vicar.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Clovis8 on December 20, 2009, 10:57:10 AM
There is such a thing as an inappropriate sexual advance?  Crazy talk in this thread! ;D

of course there is. lets role-play - you be the altar boy and I'll be the vicar.


oh fun!  ;)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on December 20, 2009, 12:23:18 PM
I've got the wafers and the incense!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: saltine on December 31, 2009, 08:53:14 PM
Dear CIA Director Panetta,

Looks like you're going to have to take one for the team.

What a bunch of f_k-ups !

Yours sincerely,
Citizen of the USA
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: smirnoff on January 03, 2010, 02:31:13 AM
Dear Bill,

Is Bill short for William or Billaim? Please say it's Billiam.

your friend,
smirnoffiam
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on January 03, 2010, 03:21:11 AM
Dear Mr. Wiseman,

Please make a film about a porn company so I can shake up my top three films of all time.

Thanks in advance!

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on January 04, 2010, 03:36:22 PM
Dear Bloc Party,

Yes, I am happy for a moo cow.  What a weird question though!

Love,
pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Colleen on January 09, 2010, 04:24:49 PM
Dear Ovaries,

I mean it, I'm not having kids.  You can stop now.

<heart>
Colleen
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oldkid on January 09, 2010, 08:24:30 PM
Dear Testes:

Perhaps you're mad at me because I told a doctor to cut the tube connected to you.  I can understand that perhaps you might be irritated that I didn't consult you first.  But I don't think it's fair to any of us that you completely cut out all hormone production!  We're all still around, it's time to get back to work, guys!

With respect,
Steve
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: winrit on January 09, 2010, 08:28:01 PM
Dear heart,

Please return the blood to my toes.

Freezing,

A
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on January 09, 2010, 08:43:53 PM
Dear Joss Whedon,

I'm going to have to wait 5 More Seasons till I get closure right? Sigh, I'm never going to see my friends again.

With love,
noke.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oldkid on January 14, 2010, 11:03:27 AM
Dear 'Noke:

Please come back.  You can perhaps cut your crackspotting time back, as I did and ferris is attempting.  We miss you.  :'(

Steve
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: mañana on January 14, 2010, 06:47:03 PM
Dear umbrella users,

Eyes don't grow back. Be careful.

Yours respectfully,
matt the fellow pedestrian 
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: smirnoff on January 14, 2010, 08:34:10 PM
You're too tall! ;)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: mañana on January 14, 2010, 08:43:44 PM
I am!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on January 14, 2010, 08:45:57 PM
Just like Archibald Simpson!

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: mañana on January 14, 2010, 08:55:32 PM
 :D
If his IMDB page can be trusted, he's slightly taller than me.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on January 14, 2010, 11:53:41 PM
Dear Camden,

Thanks so much for not destroying the wife and I today. We really appreciate our middle class lives and not being crushed by your crime and poverty. I hope wrestling power back from the incompetent state controllers really helps.

face
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: smirnoff on January 16, 2010, 01:04:36 AM
Dear duder,

No sight nor sound of you in while. Your duderness brings balance to the force.

noff
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on January 21, 2010, 04:54:11 PM
Dear interior decorators,

When you karate chop the edge of a standing throw pillow — you know, how you guys like to do (http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/uimages/la/060308fenmore1.jpg) — you make it look like a fortune cookie. I have a hard enough time with the throw pillow itself, but when you make it look like a giant Chinese confection, it sets my teeth to vibrating.

Please don't do this. And, for the love of God, please don't start designing throw pillows with the fortune cookie crease actually built into the structure of the thing (http://www.hotels.com/13/hotels/1000000/10000/8000/7989/hcom_7989_12_b.jpg).

Sincerely,
Alex
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Colleen on January 21, 2010, 04:58:31 PM
Dear interior decorators,

When you karate chop the edge of a standing throw pillow — you know, how you guys like to do (http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/uimages/la/060308fenmore1.jpg) — you make it look like a fortune cookie. I have a hard enough time with the throw pillow itself, but when you make it look like a Chinese confection, it sets my teeth to vibrating.

Please don't do this. And, for the love of God, please don't start designing throw pillows with the fortune cookie crease actually built into the structure of the thing (http://www.hotels.com/13/hotels/1000000/10000/8000/7989/hcom_7989_12_b.jpg).

Sincerely,
Alex


First thing I thought when I saw the second pictures was "Funky shaped pillows + hotel room + lots of plushy surfaces + guest(s)) * alcoholic beverages = SEXYTIME!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: StarCarly on January 21, 2010, 05:01:03 PM
Dear interior decorators,

When you karate chop the edge of a standing throw pillow — you know, how you guys like to do (http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/uimages/la/060308fenmore1.jpg) — you make it look like a fortune cookie. I have a hard enough time with the throw pillow itself, but when you make it look like a giant Chinese confection, it sets my teeth to vibrating.

Please don't do this. And, for the love of God, please don't start designing throw pillows with the fortune cookie crease actually built into the structure of the thing (http://www.hotels.com/13/hotels/1000000/10000/8000/7989/hcom_7989_12_b.jpg).

Sincerely,
Alex

I don't know why, but the mental image of an interior decorator karate chopping a pillow made me laugh out loud.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 22, 2010, 10:44:01 PM
Dear Internet...
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FroHam X on January 22, 2010, 10:48:57 PM
Dear Internet...

You beat me to it. Jerk.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 22, 2010, 10:49:31 PM
Dear Internet...

You beat me to it. Jerk.

 ;D
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Corndog on January 22, 2010, 10:53:31 PM
Dear Internet...

You beat me to it. Jerk.

 ;D

double jerk
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on January 24, 2010, 04:00:25 AM
Heh, this thread was the first thing I thought of, too.

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Tim on January 28, 2010, 04:28:39 AM
Dear Fat Kid at Burger King,

why did you have to hold up the entire line for ages whilst you pointed out a microscopic piece of lettuce sitting on your chicken burger. Ok, so perhaps you ordered it without lettuce. We all needed a magnifying glass to be able to see it. You really could have eaten it. It may have done you some good. Afterward you could go for a jog around the park!

From,
Impatient and hungry
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on February 04, 2010, 05:17:40 PM
Dear Acid Reflux,

We have gone quite a while with the present agreement working for both of us. Now you want to break the truce and invade my stomach - wtf?

~M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ferris on February 06, 2010, 06:51:11 PM
Dear Acid Reflux,

We have gone quite a while with the present agreement working for both of us. Now you want to break the truce and invade my stomach - wtf?

~M

You sure you didn't compromise the agreement by sneaking in a midnight Ben and Jerrys run?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: UberGeekyGirl on February 09, 2010, 10:10:02 AM
Awww :)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: DrKimble on February 10, 2010, 10:05:46 AM
Dear DrKimble,

I miss you. I wish I knew how to quit you. Please post again.

Love,
flieger.
I miss you too buddy, I miss you too. I had a couple of busy months plus I spent three weeks with Ubergeekygirl and the forums weren't too high on my 'to do' list. Rest assured that I do miss the forums and in particular your silly ass. Get that picture association threat in shape ... the day of my return is nigh.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on February 10, 2010, 01:56:48 PM
Dear facebook,

No, I will not join your group. Very sorry. Actually, I'm not.

'noke.

Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on February 10, 2010, 02:00:15 PM
[noembed]Dear Bono,

Yah, It's pretty cool when you started running around the circle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDkBzkA9L4s) in the middle of the audience, but I rode a CINECAST!ing bike (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMwn_hnoS5Y) while playing a song, so I kinda win.

Love,
Peter Gabriel[/noembed]
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ferris on February 10, 2010, 04:08:12 PM
[noembed]Dear Bono,

Yah, It's pretty cool when you started running around the circle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDkBzkA9L4s) in the middle of the audience, but I rode a CINECAST!ing bike (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMwn_hnoS5Y) while playing a song, so I kinda win.

Love,
Peter Gabriel[/noembed]

I'm going with Gabriel here.  That guy puts on a friggin great show
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Colleen on February 10, 2010, 04:09:45 PM
[noembed]Dear Bono,

Yah, It's pretty cool when you started running around the circle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDkBzkA9L4s) in the middle of the audience, but I rode a CINECAST!ing bike (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMwn_hnoS5Y) while playing a song, so I kinda win.

Love,
Peter Gabriel[/noembed]

I'm going with Gabriel here.  That guy puts on a friggin great show


U2 are no slouches, but I gotta give it to Gabriel too.  Besides the WOMAD festival is one of the best multi-act events I've ever been to.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: mañana on February 10, 2010, 06:40:50 PM
Hey Rudy,

Somebody left some message for you.

Cheers,
matt the helpful
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oldkid on February 10, 2010, 08:16:42 PM
[noembed]Dear Bono,

Yah, It's pretty cool when you started running around the circle (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDkBzkA9L4s) in the middle of the audience, but I rode a CINECAST!ing bike (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMwn_hnoS5Y) while playing a song, so I kinda win.

Love,
Peter Gabriel[/noembed]

I'm going with Gabriel here.  That guy puts on a friggin great show


U2 are no slouches, but I gotta give it to Gabriel too.  Besides the WOMAD festival is one of the best multi-act events I've ever been to.

Peter Gabriel > U2 > The Beatles    (But Pink Floyd defeats them all!)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Tim on February 10, 2010, 09:52:24 PM
... the day of my return is nigh.

Yay!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: mañana on February 12, 2010, 04:52:36 PM
Hey TransLink,

Apparently there is something going on in town, maybe add some more buses.

Sincerely,
matt the squished
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Post by: smirnoff on February 12, 2010, 08:24:44 PM
I don't know if they have any to spare... err, okay nevermind. (http://maps.google.ca/maps?hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=49.13277,-123.101029&spn=0.002159,0.00405&t=h&z=18)  :D
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Post by: mañana on February 12, 2010, 08:57:43 PM
Love it!  ;D
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Post by: pixote on February 22, 2010, 02:24:57 PM
Dear Sons and Daughters of Hungry Ghosts,

We should hang out sometime, trade stories, ya know?

pixote
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Post by: facedad on February 22, 2010, 10:28:14 PM
Dear everyone,

Who wants to teach me better time management? Anyone? Anyone?

face
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Post by: ferris on February 22, 2010, 10:29:32 PM
I'm working on a book of coping mechanisms for adult ADD.   I've been working on it for 25 years.  Just can't seem to get focused.  But I'll send you a copy when it''s done.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 22, 2010, 10:30:10 PM
After I finish the three papers that are due Thursday I'll see if I can find the time.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on February 22, 2010, 10:31:03 PM
Exactly the kind of help I expected.
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Post by: oldkid on February 23, 2010, 02:36:20 AM
Just study this diagram and it will all make sense...




(http://plannerinprogress.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/time-management-mindmap.jpg)

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Post by: facedad on February 23, 2010, 08:13:36 AM
Great, now I'm crying.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: mañana on February 23, 2010, 05:44:57 PM
Dear everyone,

Who wants to teach me better time management? Anyone? Anyone?

face
My strategy is stop wasting so much time here.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: facedad on February 23, 2010, 07:08:47 PM
Dear everyone,

Who wants to teach me better time management? Anyone? Anyone?

face
My strategy is stop wasting so much time here.
I tried that. It seemed to backfire.
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Post by: pixote on February 28, 2010, 04:43:34 PM
Dear People Not Voting for My Preferred Filmspot Nominees,

Thanks for voting!  I hate you.

Love,
pixote
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Post by: ferris on February 28, 2010, 05:50:26 PM
Dear People Not Voting for My Preferred Filmspot Nominees,

Thanks for voting!  I hate you.

Love,
pixote

You're welcome. Sorry.  And I still love you man.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 28, 2010, 05:52:48 PM
Dear Olympics,

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/30/Are_we_done_yetmp.jpg)

With regards,

-I want my quality television back.
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Post by: Tequila on February 28, 2010, 05:56:06 PM
Wait, Disney was showing it too?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 28, 2010, 05:58:21 PM
Thankfully no, but my Thursdays have been damned to Hell for the past two weeks or something.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Colleen on March 03, 2010, 08:36:07 AM
Dear Staples.com:

It's March.  Please take the Christmas lights off your website logo.  Seriously, I can see how people can take a while to pull out the ladder and take down physical lights, but come on, we are talking a couple of keystrokes here.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on March 04, 2010, 01:49:56 PM
Dear Lobos,

Please don't lose in the first round.

K? Thanks.

pixote
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 04, 2010, 06:47:18 PM
Dear Clock,

Make it time for Community, Parks and Rec, and The Office!

Sincerely,
NOW!
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Post by: FroHam X on March 04, 2010, 06:48:54 PM
Dear Clock,

Make it time for Community, Parks and Rec, and The Office!

Sincerely,
NOW!

Oooh, that's right. Tonight is potentially the last new episode of The Office I will ever watch.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 04, 2010, 06:50:01 PM
 ::)  ::)  ::)
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 04, 2010, 06:51:02 PM
Dear Clock,

Make it time for Community, Parks and Rec, and The Office!

Sincerely,
NOW!

Oooh, that's right. Tonight is potentially the last new episode of The Office I will ever watch.
That was last year for me.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on March 04, 2010, 07:38:47 PM
Dear Turkey,

Why so sore?

Armenia
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Post by: FroHam X on March 04, 2010, 07:46:48 PM
Dear Turkey,

Why so sore?

Armenia

LOL

Edit: though I don't know what you are referring to? Goverment arrests? Or just Turkish/Armenian relations.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on March 04, 2010, 07:51:28 PM
US congressional committee declared armenian deaths in WW I - Turkish genocide. Turkey pulled its american ambassador.
That's the short version from memory.
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Post by: FroHam X on March 04, 2010, 07:54:58 PM
US congressional committee declared armenian deaths in WW I - Turkish genocide. Turkey pulled its american ambassador.
That's the short version from memory.

Is this news. Turkey doesn't want to admit to it's past. Have the American, Canadian, Mexican, Spanish or British governments ever admitted to the genocide of the indigenous in North America by using the term genocide? Most developed nations have a past they'd prefer to remain hidden.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Colleen on March 05, 2010, 06:53:35 PM
Dear lady who declined an offer of a dead docket on your false alarms ticket and insisted on a trial, causing us to sit an extra hour in court when we were all starving, and were found guilty and fined $150,

Ha. Ha. Ha.

Have a nice day,

code enforcement department
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Post by: smirnoff on March 27, 2010, 01:47:59 PM
Say duder,

You got any more of that good sarsaparilla?

-noff
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: UberGeekyGirl on March 30, 2010, 10:52:06 AM
Dear Fates...

Please, please, please, please, please....

Thank you for your consideration,
UberGeekyGirl
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 31, 2010, 05:01:03 PM
Dear American Broadcasting Corporation,

Please keep your whorish promotional countdown widget off of my LOST screen, dammit!

Cheers-
The devoted fans you do not want to piss off.
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Post by: ferris on March 31, 2010, 05:13:00 PM
Dear American Broadcasting Corporation,

Please keep your whorish promotional countdown widget off of my LOST screen, dammit!

Cheers-
The devoted fans you do not want to piss off.

I need you to also retroactively complain about the digitized ads on the football fields of NCAA football games.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 31, 2010, 05:15:32 PM
Dear American Broadcasting Corporation,

Please keep your whorish promotional countdown widget off of my LOST screen, dammit!

Cheers-
The devoted fans you do not want to piss off.

I need you to also retroactively complain about the digitized ads on the football fields of NCAA football games.

Which network?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on April 12, 2010, 10:45:44 AM
Dear Orthopaedic Surgeons,

When contemplating an email address make sure its something googlable in a standard workplace environ.  XXX@theboneboys.com is not  something I feel I should be looking up at my cube.

Cheers-
Keith
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Post by: mañana on April 12, 2010, 10:51:38 AM
:D
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Post by: smirnoff on April 12, 2010, 10:50:25 PM
Dear Amazon.com,

You are a dumbass company. Canada is not located on the god damn moon, so please quite being a bunch of horses' asses and agree to ship what I want to buy! Also, I'm not paying 52$ on .ca when it's 45$ on .com. F*ck you! Our space dollars are worth just as much as yours.

Subject of the Queen,
smirnoff
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: DrKimble on April 13, 2010, 04:40:19 AM
Our space dollars are worth just as much as yours.
:D Dang, someone's pissed off!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: smirnoff on April 13, 2010, 05:48:55 AM
I'll get over it. :)
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Post by: DrKimble on April 13, 2010, 07:31:07 AM
I'll get over it. :)
That's how revolutions are lost.
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Post by: smirnoff on April 13, 2010, 07:49:26 AM
I'll get over it. :)
That's how revolutions are lost.
That's a good point. I'll write them a real nasty letter, as soon as I'm done ordering that dvd I said I wouldn't.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: edgar00 on April 13, 2010, 11:55:45 PM
Dear MGM,

For the love of god get your shit together.

edgar00
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Post by: DrKimble on April 14, 2010, 03:36:53 AM
I'll get over it. :)
That's how revolutions are lost.
That's a good point. I'll write them a real nasty letter, as soon as I'm done ordering that dvd I said I wouldn't.
Yep, they got you by the bees.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: DrKimble on April 20, 2010, 02:51:22 AM
Dear Swiss movie theaters

This country has been a global role model for a working multicultural and especially multilingual society. 'The back of the box' was in Italian, German and French, nobody gave two s*its about what religion you're practicing and most importantly movies had their original audiotrack. We relied on the English learned at school to understand the spoken words or if we couldn't decipher Robert Downey Jr.'s mumbling we relied on subtitles.

All that is in the past.

Now, dear Swiss cinema, you're nothing but a uni-language, corporate-obedient whore catering to an increasingly lazy audience. The closest cinema playing Clash of the Titans or Kick-Ass in English are in Zurich. That's a two hour drive. I know you have more prestigious customers but if you think those who will not accept French movies to be dubbed define you why are you alienating them? Yes, I did notice those posters advertising a dubbed version of Bienvenue chez les Ch'tis, a movie in which the different French dialects are integral to story and characters. That is lost in translation. You are turning into a dull creature, indistinguishable from a big, fat 12 auditorium theater abomination in a mall in which the selection of snacks is more important then the movies playing. Your menu used to be exquisite. Movies from all around the globe were playing and often an Iranian drama, a British comedy or an American Indie would be the most seen movie for weeks. Hollywood and the rest of the world lived in harmony and balance. The very idea of Switzerland, peaceful coexistence, was nowhere more evident then on Thursday's newspaper with reviews of new releases and the boxoffice charts. Variety was key. Now only independent cinemas in major cities can afford playing smaller movies and only specialized theaters show blockbusters in English - major cities being Zurich and Bern. I hear Basel has fallen.

I give up. I'm beat. DVD is my new home now. For the record: Swiss cinema, go CINECAST! yourself.
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Post by: Tim on April 20, 2010, 05:52:44 AM
DrK, are they just playing the crap dubbed German stuff everywhere now? It was so hard to find an English film in English when I was there, in fact it was hard to find any film that was in anything other than German.
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Post by: DrKimble on April 20, 2010, 06:05:32 AM
I'd say it started around five years ago and has gotten progressively worse. Example Hollywood blockbusters: You almost always had the choice between either seeing them dubbed or with the original audiotrack with subtitles.

There are a total of around 25 auditoriums in a 60 mile radius with four movies playing in the original audiotrack right now. It used to be even. I particularly bugs me with animated movies. The voices are especially important in those movies and even though dubbing studios are doing a pretty good job so much is lost in translation.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Colleen on April 20, 2010, 11:14:25 AM
As one of those lazy Americans who can't be bothered to learn other languages yadda yadda yadda I have to say I despise dubbing and will always choose to see a movie in the original language with subtitles if I have any choice at all.
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Post by: tinyholidays on April 20, 2010, 11:20:05 AM
Yeah, I pretty much refuse to watch something if its dubbed. I wish Netflix Watch Instantly had subtitle options for movies that they've uploaded as dubbed, but I guess that's too complicated.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 20, 2010, 11:56:14 AM
If the same script is being used there is no difference in hearing someone say a phrase and reading the same exact phrase. The Wrath of God is still a pretty damn good film despite the dubs/subs/anything else.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: DrKimble on April 20, 2010, 02:05:56 PM
I didn't want to make the impression dubbing should be banned entirely. If someone simply prefers not to read when watching a movie so be it. That's perfectly fine. My point was you used to have a choice. It's that option I dearly miss. As Colleen said, if given the choice she goes with the original audiotrack. I'm the same way. But wait, I'm a fool. It's probably best to play the latest Harry Potter in German for ten weeks in two half empty auditoriums of the same theater instead of having a German and an English version. Sorry, I think at this point I'm just repeating myself, basically rephrasing my rant. I'm just fed up with this bullshit. It's well past an annoyance. They frickin' ruined going to the movies for people like me and I loved going to the movies. I used to go around fifty to sixty times a year. I've gone to the movies twice this year so far. I'll shut up now. This belongs in the 'I just need to whimper' thread anyway.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: smirnoff on April 20, 2010, 03:00:13 PM
You sound like you're on the verge of getting a real mugshot taken. :)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: DrKimble on April 20, 2010, 04:00:56 PM
I'm told to have a bad temper. Just keep any sharp objects out of reach and everybody should be fine.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on April 30, 2010, 04:36:43 PM
Dear Anonymous Person of the Opposite Sex Who Had the Grocery Store Cashier Pass Your Phone Number Along to Me on a Tightly Folded Piece of Paper,

Sorry in advance for never getting back to you.

Respect!

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on April 30, 2010, 04:39:19 PM
Dear Anonymous Person of the Opposite Sex Who Had the Grocery Store Cashier Pass Your Phone Number Along to Me on a Tightly Folded Piece of Paper,

Sorry in advance for never getting back to you.

Respect!

pixote
It's funny how a look of curiosity mixed with mild revulsion can look like a come-on.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: tinyholidays on April 30, 2010, 04:49:51 PM
Dear Anonymous Person of the Opposite Sex Who Had the Grocery Store Cashier Pass Your Phone Number Along to Me on a Tightly Folded Piece of Paper,

Sorry in advance for never getting back to you.

Respect!

pixote

Weird. Don't they know to use the Missed Connections section of Craigslist?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on April 30, 2010, 06:44:03 PM
Dear Anonymous Person of the Opposite Sex Who Had the Grocery Store Cashier Pass Your Phone Number Along to Me on a Tightly Folded Piece of Paper,

Sorry in advance for never getting back to you.

Respect!

pixote

Wait, pix shops at the grocery store?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 01, 2010, 12:45:33 AM
Dear Anonymous Person of the Opposite Sex Who Had the Grocery Store Cashier Pass Your Phone Number Along to Me on a Tightly Folded Piece of Paper,

Sorry in advance for never getting back to you.

Respect!

pixote

Wait, pix shops at the grocery store?

do they sell Reeses Puffs anywhere's else?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on May 01, 2010, 05:51:30 PM
Dear Anonymous Person of the Opposite Sex Who Had the Grocery Store Cashier Pass Your Phone Number Along to Me on a Tightly Folded Piece of Paper,

Sorry in advance for never getting back to you.

Respect!

pixote

Wait, pix shops at the grocery store?

do they sell Reeses Puffs anywhere's else?

Touche. And dibs.

Wonder how random lady felt about a grown man buying a pile of junk food.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on May 10, 2010, 06:53:17 AM
Dear Modern World,

I'm not pleased to meet you.

You just bring me down.

Regards,
pixote


Sent from my iPad.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FroHam X on May 10, 2010, 09:23:42 AM
Sent from my iPad.

Is this the first mostly solid indication that pixote is indeed a person and it does indeed live in the United States?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 10, 2010, 09:37:46 AM
Sent from my iPad.

Is this the first mostly solid indication that pixote is indeed a person and it does indeed live in the United States?

so you missed the pic of pix wearing nothing but the American Flag?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FroHam X on May 10, 2010, 09:41:20 AM
Sent from my iPad.

Is this the first mostly solid indication that pixote is indeed a person and it does indeed live in the United States?

so you missed the pic of pix wearing nothing but the American Flag?

I must have!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Clovis8 on May 10, 2010, 07:31:54 PM
Dear Clovis;

You sir are a moron. Good job on dropping that coffee cup on your laptop screen thereby leaving a giant crack down the middle. You didnt need that $100 anyway.

signed;

You suck!

 >:(
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: mañana on May 10, 2010, 08:47:01 PM
Ouch, that sucks.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on May 11, 2010, 01:24:51 AM
Dear Clovis;

You sir are a moron. Good job on dropping that coffee cup on your laptop screen thereby leaving a giant crack down the middle. You didnt need that $100 anyway.

signed;

You suck!

 >:(

For a second there, for some strange reason, I thought it was Ferris posting, which kinda blew my mind.

Anyways, that sucks Clovis :(.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: DrKimble on May 19, 2010, 08:13:19 AM
Dear Clovis;

You sir are a moron. Good job on dropping that coffee cup on your laptop screen thereby leaving a giant crack down the middle. You didnt need that $100 anyway.

signed;

You suck!

 >:(
I sense a lot of self hatred here, mkay. Ok everybody, take this seriously, mkay? The coffee is a metaphor (mkay?) and the crack in the screen is a symbol.

Alright, seriously now: For the past five minutes I was trying to figure out how a laptop would have to be placed in order for a falling cup to crack the screen. I don't understand. I'm confused. I give up.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 19, 2010, 11:06:33 AM
Yea, I wasn't going to ask but I wondered that as well.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Clovis8 on May 19, 2010, 06:36:51 PM
Laptop sitting on floor open
+
Me sitting on couch
+
Me needing more coffee
+
Girlfriend laying across legs
+
Getting tickled while I get up
=
broken laptop

It's simple math really.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on May 19, 2010, 07:20:16 PM
Laptop sitting on floor open
+
Me sitting on couch
+
Me needing more coffee
+
Girlfriend laying across legs
+
Getting tickled while I get up
=
broken laptop

It's simple math really.


My fantasy has been ruined!!

(http://www.adamfield.net/20021028_halloween_party/dumbdumber.jpg)

they are soooo going to fall. I hope they didn't put a laptop....oops!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: DrKimble on May 20, 2010, 02:09:09 AM
Laptop sitting on floor open
+
Me sitting on couch
+
Me needing more coffee
+
Girlfriend laying across legs
+
Getting tickled while I get up
=
broken laptop

It's simple math really.

In my head it's your girlfriend and not the cup that falls on the laptop and breaks it. I think the cup is being framed for a crime it didn't commit but your home is outside of my jurisdiction, there's nothing I can do. Just know I'm keeping an eye on this. I'm watching you, mister.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oneaprilday on May 27, 2010, 05:29:48 PM
Dear Joy Division,

Where have you been all my life?

Missed you,
oad
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on May 27, 2010, 08:21:03 PM
Dear OAD,

Glad to see you've seen the light.

'Noke
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: StarCarly on May 27, 2010, 09:49:59 PM
Boy-

Stop being attractive

-Girl
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Clovis8 on May 27, 2010, 10:03:03 PM
Boy-

Stop being attractive

-Girl

right back at ya, girls
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 27, 2010, 10:04:23 PM
Boy-

Stop being attractive

-Girl

right back at ya, girls
Seriously.

And quit wearing all those really short shorts.

K? Thanks.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Clovis8 on May 27, 2010, 10:08:20 PM
Boy-

Stop being attractive

-Girl

right back at ya, girls
Seriously.

And quit wearing all those really short shorts.

K? Thanks.

um, quit? I am confused!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 27, 2010, 10:10:47 PM
Obviously they should wear something...I'm just saying...it's distracting.  ::)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Clovis8 on May 27, 2010, 10:30:55 PM
Obviously they should wear something...I'm just saying...it's distracting.  ::)

No, my point is short shorts should be mandated by law. :D
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: StarCarly on May 27, 2010, 10:43:12 PM
Obviously they should wear something...I'm just saying...it's distracting.  ::)

No, my point is short shorts should be mandated by law. :D

You men and your constant shirtless basketball playing in the summer is just as distracting.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 27, 2010, 10:57:50 PM
Obviously they should wear something...I'm just saying...it's distracting.  ::)

No, my point is short shorts should be mandated by law. :D
You know car accidents can be caused by short shorts...if you catch my drift.  ;)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: mañana on May 28, 2010, 03:57:23 PM
Dear Joy Division,

Where have you been all my life?

Missed you,
oad
Neat.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on June 04, 2010, 09:23:34 AM
Dear Los Angeles,

Frozen yogurt ≠ ice cream. Pinkberry ≠ Häagen-Dazs or Cold Stone or Marble Slab. Please stop sending us that shit. It is repulsive.

Kind regards,
Alex
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: BlueVoid on June 04, 2010, 09:32:05 AM
Mmmmm Pinkberry.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Pseuds on June 04, 2010, 09:38:50 AM

Dear D,

I noticed there's an empty seat next to me

and I was wondering why you're not in it  :'(

Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 04, 2010, 09:39:57 AM
Dear Los Angeles,

Frozen yogurt > ice cream. Pinkberry > Häagen-Dazs or Cold Stone or Marble Slab. Please send us that shit. It is like THE BEST!

Kind regards,
Alex

Fixed!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: tinyholidays on June 04, 2010, 12:32:20 PM
I want to live in a world where there is a place for both yummy fruit-topped frozen yogurt and ridiculously overpriced ice cream.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 04, 2010, 01:47:16 PM
I want to live in a world where there is a place for both yummy fruit-topped frozen yogurt and ridiculously overpriced ice cream.

that world is Torrance, CA.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on June 04, 2010, 01:54:01 PM
I want to live in a world where there is a place for both yummy fruit-topped frozen yogurt and ridiculously overpriced ice cream.
Not me. I want Pinkberry dead. I want Yogurteria dead. I want I Can't Believe It's Yogurt dead. I want anyone who enjoys any of that shit dead. I want their intestines pulled out of their bodies through their belly buttons and dried on coat hangers. Frozen yogurt is an offense to God.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 04, 2010, 01:56:42 PM
I call it FroYo.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: mañana on June 04, 2010, 02:02:58 PM
I know Yogen Früz (http://i49.tinypic.com/2ag0xh3.jpg) sure hits the spot after a long day of studying.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: tinyholidays on June 04, 2010, 02:05:25 PM
I want to live in a world where there is a place for both yummy fruit-topped frozen yogurt and ridiculously overpriced ice cream.
Not me. I want Pinkberry dead. I want Yogurteria dead. I want I Can't Believe It's Yogurt dead. I want anyone who enjoys any of that shit dead. I want their intestines pulled out of their bodies through their belly buttons and dried on coat hangers. Frozen yogurt is an offense to God.

Whoa.  :o

Good thing there's no god and therefore nothing to offend! Haha! Am I right, guys??
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FroHam X on June 04, 2010, 02:10:27 PM
I call it FroYo.

FroHam approves.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 04, 2010, 02:33:51 PM
All types of yogurt are gross.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 04, 2010, 02:57:05 PM
Dear Filmspotters,

The month of June welcomes The Filmspotters Top Animated Films (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=5309.msg460641#msg460641), please participate. That is all. Thank you.

Cheers,
Bill
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: alexarch on June 04, 2010, 04:25:44 PM
I want to live in a world where there is a place for both yummy fruit-topped frozen yogurt and ridiculously overpriced ice cream.
Not me. I want Pinkberry dead. I want Yogurteria dead. I want I Can't Believe It's Yogurt dead. I want anyone who enjoys any of that shit dead. I want their intestines pulled out of their bodies through their belly buttons and dried on coat hangers. Frozen yogurt is an offense to God.
Good thing there's no god and therefore nothing to offend! Haha! Am I right, guys??
Obviously I was referring to the Judeo-Christian God. Siva, Odin and Diana are all on board. (Strangely, Artemis, Diana's Greek equivalent, makes a distinction between pre-millennial and post-millennial frozen yogurt shops. She's a-okay with I Can't Believe It's Yogurt and TCBY, but will soon turn the CEO of Pinkberry into a hairless mole.)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on June 09, 2010, 04:00:33 AM
Dear Glee fanatics,

If you really think the finale of Glee was so depressing, go and watch Buffy. When you finish The Body, call me.

love,
'Noke
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 09, 2010, 07:48:39 AM
Dear Noke,

Two completely different episodes that were going for two different types of depressing emotion.

Cheers,
Bill
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Emiliana on June 09, 2010, 10:12:10 AM
Dear Noke, dear Bill,

thank you very much for raising my expectations for the Glee finale to almost unbearable heights. Now I can't stop wondering what depressing things are going to happen...

(I'll probably have time to watch it tomorrow).

Love,
Em
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 09, 2010, 11:03:22 AM
Oh yea, I forgot about that show. I might just keep on forgetting.  :-\
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on June 14, 2010, 08:46:28 PM
Dear Vanity Fair,

When you do a list of the top 10 most stunning french actresses and don't include Juliette Binoche, you lose all validity. In everything.

Thanks,
'Noke
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on June 14, 2010, 08:52:10 PM
Guess who was on the list?


<-----

Oh yeah.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on June 14, 2010, 08:54:33 PM
Guess who was on the list?


<-----

Oh yeah.

Course you were. Cause Deneuve is amazingly gorgeous. Some of the picks were fine, but Eva Green over Binoche?  :-\
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oldkid on June 14, 2010, 08:56:20 PM
Guess who was on the list?


<-----

Oh yeah.

Course you were. Cause Deneuve is amazingly gorgeous. Some of the picks were fine, but Eva Green over Binoche?  :-\

Mononoke was on the list?  I didn't know she was French.

And Old Kid?  Pretty broad-minded magazine, I'd say.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 14, 2010, 11:22:10 PM
Dear Vanity Fair,

When you do a list of the top 10 most stunning french actresses and don't include Juliette Binoche, you lose all validity. In everything.

Thanks,
'Noke
Totally true. Vanity Fair usually features ugly women in my opinion.  :P
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: mañana on June 18, 2010, 03:38:01 PM
Dear guy sitting next to me on the bus,

Don't fart so much.

Yours truly,
matt
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: smirnoff on June 18, 2010, 04:09:21 PM
Dear guy sitting next to me on the bus,

Don't fart so much.

Yours truly,
matt

Dear matt,

How much would you like me to fart then? And be specific. How many cubic feet per minute of smelly air is acceptable?

Sincerely,
Guy sitting next to you on the bus
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: mañana on June 18, 2010, 04:27:28 PM
Had I known it was you, smirnoff, farts or no farts, I would have said hi.  :)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: smirnoff on June 18, 2010, 04:36:34 PM
That's good to know. Flatulential freedom is a beautiful thing ;)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: jdc on June 21, 2010, 03:24:49 AM
sorry about that...
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: mañana on July 07, 2010, 12:39:20 PM
Dear BBQ beef and BBQ pork,

There's room in my heart (and tummy) for both of you.

Love,
matt the hungry
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: roujin on July 07, 2010, 02:00:28 PM
matt the hungry hungry hippo
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: mañana on July 27, 2010, 12:47:11 PM
Dear those of you posting here (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=1028.0),

I have a moviola. I am trained, you are not. If the shoe fits, wear it.

Sincerely,
matt the pedigreed movie watcher
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FroHam X on July 27, 2010, 12:48:44 PM
Dear those of you posting here (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=1028.0),

I have a moviola. I am trained, you are not. If the shoe fits, wear it.

Sincerely,
matt the pedigreed movie watcher

Armond the movie watcher
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Kazaam on July 27, 2010, 04:10:24 PM
Dear Armond,

After reading only one of your reviews, I am inclined to dismiss anything else you've written as nothing more than a verbose neurosis of sorts.

Nothing...and I mean nothing...can justify you saying Jonah Hex was better than Toy Story 3.

Sincerely,

Sanity
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Clovis8 on July 27, 2010, 05:47:59 PM
Dear everyone on earth;


Please stop reading Armond White's garbage. It is pure trolling and written only to rile up people. Every time we talk about what a galactic moron he is, he wins.

Signed;
me
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 1SO on July 27, 2010, 05:57:17 PM


I heart Clovis8
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Bill Thompson on July 27, 2010, 06:17:34 PM
Dear everyone on earth;


Please stop reading Armond White's garbage. It is pure trolling and written only to rile up people. Every time we talk about what a galactic moron he is, he wins.

Signed;
me

I disagree with him more often than not, and I do basically agree with you, on the riling up part, but in the end I do think he has some interesting opinions, so he's not total garbage like a Ben Lyons.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Bondo on July 27, 2010, 06:20:44 PM
Dear everyone on earth;


Please stop reading Armond White's garbage. It is pure trolling and written only to rile up people. Every time we talk about what a galactic moron he is, he wins.

Signed;
me

I disagree with him more often than not, and I do basically agree with you, on the riling up part, but in the end I do think he has some interesting opinions, so he's not total garbage like a Ben Lyons.

Yes, but is he as cute as Ben Lyons?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Bill Thompson on July 27, 2010, 06:21:53 PM
Dear everyone on earth;


Please stop reading Armond White's garbage. It is pure trolling and written only to rile up people. Every time we talk about what a galactic moron he is, he wins.

Signed;
me

I disagree with him more often than not, and I do basically agree with you, on the riling up part, but in the end I do think he has some interesting opinions, so he's not total garbage like a Ben Lyons.

Yes, but is he as cute as Ben Lyons?

I like to consider myself hot for the right type of man, and Lyons is not that type of man.  :)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oldkid on July 28, 2010, 01:38:10 AM
Dear everyone on earth;


Please stop reading Armond White's garbage. It is pure trolling and written only to rile up people. Every time we talk about what a galactic moron he is, he wins.

Signed;
me

I disagree with him more often than not, and I do basically agree with you, on the riling up part, but in the end I do think he has some interesting opinions, so he's not total garbage like a Ben Lyons.

Yes, but is he as cute as Ben Lyons?

I can't help but imagine your avatar saying that. 
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Kazaam on July 28, 2010, 08:29:30 AM
Dear everyone on earth;


Please stop reading Armond White's garbage. It is pure trolling and written only to rile up people. Every time we talk about what a galactic moron he is, he wins.

Signed;
me

Armond will never win. I won't allow it. That's a good comparison between Armond and a troll, though.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 28, 2010, 10:56:53 AM
Dear clovis8,

Quit talking about Armond White. The best way to enable a troll is to let him get to you. Ignore his existence, destroy his power.

Signed,

Sam the "Armond White ain't got nothing on me" Cinema Snob
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Clovis8 on July 28, 2010, 08:25:18 PM
Dear clovis8,

Quit talking about Armond White. The best way to enable a troll is to let him get to you. Ignore his existence, destroy his power.

Signed,

Sam the "Armond White ain't got nothing on me" Cinema Snob

do as I say not as I do.  ;D
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 28, 2010, 08:28:11 PM
I figured as much. I just had to point it out.  ;D

Wait, what were we talking about.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Beavermoose on July 28, 2010, 10:23:41 PM
I figured as much. I just had to point it out.  ;D

Wait, what were we talking about.

Weren't you talking about Ar.... Ooooohhhh
I got ya. ;)

 ::)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on July 28, 2010, 10:51:30 PM
Anyone who champions Neveldine/Taylor while giving a nice big FU to the Pixar kool-aid drinkers will always have my sympathies.  I will ignore his myriad hypocrisies!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: roujin on July 28, 2010, 11:03:07 PM
 :)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: StarCarly on July 29, 2010, 01:33:38 AM
Dear New Tenants-

I don't care if it's moving day. You can't park there.

Exasperatedly yours,
Carly
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: mañana on August 02, 2010, 09:31:19 PM
Dear Victoria Regional Transit System,

You're the worst.

Sincerely,
matt the unlicensed
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Mike Shutt on August 02, 2010, 09:33:49 PM
Dear Highway Traffic,

Just stop what you're doing. It is better for everyone.

Cordially,
Unhappy Driver
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: tinyholidays on August 02, 2010, 10:00:03 PM
Every time I open this thread, I imagine my nightmare scenario:

Dear tinyholidays,

Please stop. You're not funny.

Love,

People on the Internet


I'd like to thank you all for not yet making this true. I hope that you do not use this knowledge to destroy me.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on August 02, 2010, 11:19:34 PM
Dear brinyholidays,

Please continue. You're the best around.

love,

Everybody.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: mañana on August 02, 2010, 11:26:37 PM
Dear brinyholidays,

Please continue. You're the best around.

love,

Everybody.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Beavermoose on August 02, 2010, 11:47:58 PM
Is brinyholidays her cousin?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 02, 2010, 11:55:13 PM
Is brinyholidays her cousin?

indeed, quite a salty girl at that.  have you met hermoineholidays?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: roujin on August 03, 2010, 12:13:24 AM
Dear people who robbed my apartment,

Thanks for leaving the computer.

Love,

roujin
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: tinyholidays on August 03, 2010, 12:15:58 AM
Dear people who robbed my apartment,

Thanks for leaving the computer.

Love,

roujin

Wow. roujin. What happened? Are you ok? What about noncomputer stuff?  :-[ :-[

have you met hermoineholidays?

 :D  You all are very sweet to indulge my neediness.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oneaprilday on August 03, 2010, 12:19:06 AM
Dear robbers,

Stop picking on my friends.

Thanks,
oad
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: roujin on August 03, 2010, 12:34:20 AM
Wow. roujin. What happened? Are you ok? What about noncomputer stuff?  :-[ :-[

Got home from work, lock was busted and the two big TV's, mom's laptop, friend's xbox 360 that he had left here + other assorted nonsense was missing.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Beavermoose on August 03, 2010, 12:41:31 AM
Wow. roujin. What happened? Are you ok? What about noncomputer stuff?  :-[ :-[

Got home from work, lock was busted and the two big TV's, mom's laptop, friend's xbox 360 that he had left here + other assorted nonsense was missing.

That sucks, a lot.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: smirnoff on August 03, 2010, 07:45:37 AM
Damn, that's awful. :(
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on August 03, 2010, 08:16:50 AM
I am sorry roujin.  :(
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Mike Shutt on August 03, 2010, 10:28:26 AM
Wow that sucks, but at least it seems they did not take the really valuable stuff, which, I guess, is a good thing.....i think
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: mañana on August 03, 2010, 01:43:38 PM
That's terrible, rouj.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 29, 2010, 10:08:27 PM
Dear AMC,

I'm happy for your win and all - but there was really no need to spoil the Emmy's I was recording on another channel.  I mean, I watched your program live and this is the thanks I get?

Sincerely,
Suffering in the First World.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: smirnoff on August 30, 2010, 07:25:02 AM
Dear CNBC,

I may not know much about market fundamentals, but I'm pretty sure Roger Clemens isn't an important factor.

noff
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oldkid on August 30, 2010, 11:18:30 AM
Dear Bondo:

My computer has a bumper sticker on it which says, "Jesus Christ: The beloved socialist hippie."

Not judging, just saying.

Steve
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Beavermoose on August 30, 2010, 01:15:15 PM
I everyone loves hippies so much why did you all vote for Cartman in the TV Characters battle.
*grumble, grumble* >:(
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Mike Shutt on August 30, 2010, 06:15:00 PM
Dear A/C,

Please work.

Sincerely,
The guy sitting in the room
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 02, 2010, 08:13:42 PM
Dear Forums,

I've been neglectful, but you know I do it all in love. Not steamy passion, love. Not lust, love. Not wanton acts of disregard for our mental and physical future. For love. But I'll be back real soon, so keep the tub warm, keep the candles burnin', and always, always, always keep the bottles frosty. Those aren't your tears running down your face at night, they are me smearing up your mascara.

From behind the steamed mirror,

FLYmeatwad
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oldkid on September 02, 2010, 08:21:58 PM
The letter directly above deeply concerns me.  I think I know what it says about FLY.  But what does it say about the forum?  And do I really want to participate in this? 

This letter makes me feel dirty.  And the more FLY tries to convince me that it is not dirty, the more dirty I feel.  It all belongs in the out of context thread. 

Just kidding FLY.  I was entertained.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: UberGeekyGirl on November 04, 2010, 05:18:38 PM
Dear Forums,

I'm baaaaack! I missed you and I don't know why I was away so long. Forgive me?

Love,
UGG
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: smirnoff on November 04, 2010, 05:22:39 PM
Of course!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: UberGeekyGirl on November 04, 2010, 05:23:22 PM
Yay!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oneaprilday on November 04, 2010, 06:28:02 PM
Of course!
:)  Stick around!!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Emiliana on November 04, 2010, 06:51:39 PM
Dear UGG,

We missed you, too! Of course we forgive you, welcome back!

Love,
Em and everyone else, I am sure  ;D
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oldkid on November 06, 2010, 10:58:51 AM
Dear UGG,

We missed you, too! Of course we forgive you, welcome back!

Love,
Em and everyone else ;D

Yea, UGG!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on November 09, 2010, 01:01:58 PM
Dear Dallas Cowboys,

You're welcome.

Sincerely,
The Green Bay Packers
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on November 22, 2010, 12:31:17 PM
Dear Minnesota Vikings,

You're welcome.

Sincerely,
The Green Bay Packers
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Bondo on November 22, 2010, 12:34:06 PM
Thanks?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on November 22, 2010, 12:41:59 PM
Thanks?

The Packers have come through twice this season for fans who hate their team's coach. I bet San Diego fans wish the Chargers had visitied Green Bay this year.

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Bondo on November 22, 2010, 12:55:07 PM
Ah, I see what you did there and I approve. If Childress goes out now it will be two of my three teams (thanks to the Kansas Jayhawks).

Unfortunately Denver doesn't get the Packers this season, though I'm not convinced their problem is the coaching.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 22, 2010, 05:00:52 PM
Dear Filmspotters,

Due to the absolute suckiness of family, you probably won't hear from me again until sometime next week. Out of state holiday visit.  :P

Sincerely Peeved,

Sam the Cinema Snob
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oldkid on November 25, 2010, 03:28:38 PM
You will be missed  :'(
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on November 27, 2010, 05:10:12 PM
Dear X Factor,

You know how we made an agreement where you would go your way and I would go mine and we weren't going to encroach upon each other's territory and we were all the better for it?

Yah, [noembed]This is way too far (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yl2ESpJM2wo)[/noembed]

I'll be coming. With a cattle prod gun.

Noke
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oneaprilday on December 02, 2010, 03:51:51 PM
Dear Aoife,

Repeatedly throwing your blankie out of your crib will not ultimately prevent naptime. Also, it's really very boring out here - just me and stacks of papers. Best just go to sleep. (Trust me, you'll like it; I know I would.)

Love,
Mum
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on December 02, 2010, 03:54:15 PM
Dear Aoife,

Please also learn how to read.

Love,
Jr.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oneaprilday on December 02, 2010, 04:01:31 PM
Dear Aoife,

Listen to Jr.

He is wise beyond his years.

Love,
Mum
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FifthCityMuse on December 02, 2010, 05:33:09 PM
Mum
Have you always used the proper spelling? It definitely suits you. I can't imagine you as a mom.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oneaprilday on December 02, 2010, 06:13:09 PM
"Mum" is mostly just wishful thinking on my part (also, I love that you call it the "proper" spelling - I agree - though most Americans wouldn't know what we were talking about). I should have made a point of making my kids more Anglo when they were young, I guess.

They rarely call me "mom" though - I don't like that either. It's usually "mama" - though as they get older, they'll probably switch to "mom" like most of their friends. Sigh.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FifthCityMuse on December 02, 2010, 06:23:50 PM
 :)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oldkid on December 02, 2010, 07:42:26 PM
"Mum" is mostly just wishful thinking on my part (also, I love that you call it the "proper" spelling - I agree - though most Americans wouldn't know what we were talking about). I should have made a point of making my kids more Anglo when they were young, I guess.

They rarely call me "mom" though - I don't like that either. It's usually "mama" - though as they get older, they'll probably switch to "mom" like most of their friends. Sigh.

I don't know.  My kids are 17 (almost 18  :o ), 14 and 10 and they still call us 'mommy' and 'daddy'.  I know of other kids that do the same.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oneaprilday on December 02, 2010, 07:51:23 PM
Thanks for that, steve. That's heartening. :)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Tim on December 02, 2010, 10:07:32 PM
lol - I didn't think anything of the correctness of that post until FCM pointed it out. That is the one word in the American lexicon that bugs me more than any other. Mum always sounds much nicer! Don't just wish it - enforce it ;)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Bondo on December 02, 2010, 10:25:25 PM
Ok, clue me in, how is mum vs. mom a matter of correctness as opposed to cultural preference?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Corndog on December 02, 2010, 10:31:13 PM
Ok, clue me in, how is mum vs. mom a matter of correctness as opposed to cultural preference?

Because every culture thinks they are right, duh.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Tim on December 02, 2010, 10:48:42 PM
Mum is softer on the ear than Mom!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on December 02, 2010, 11:23:32 PM
Mum is the root, mom is a bastardisation. Right?  :-*

nah, mum's the stem and petals too.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on December 02, 2010, 11:25:21 PM
yeah, i have some mums outside on my porch
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on December 02, 2010, 11:27:17 PM
yeah, i have some mums outside on my porch

are they boasting over which one of you kids inside is having a more successful career?  ;D
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: sdedalus on December 02, 2010, 11:56:05 PM
So . . . mum's the word?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on December 03, 2010, 12:30:17 AM
So . . . mum's the word?

would seem to be the case, everyone knows we're the original mummers anyway.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on December 03, 2010, 01:48:14 AM
A genre of film highlighting the maternal: mumblecore
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: sdedalus on December 03, 2010, 04:46:48 AM
(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq159/theendofcinema/Mummy-karloff-headshot.jpg)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Adrienne on December 03, 2010, 07:02:10 AM
"Mum" is mostly just wishful thinking on my part (also, I love that you call it the "proper" spelling - I agree - though most Americans wouldn't know what we were talking about). I should have made a point of making my kids more Anglo when they were young, I guess.

They rarely call me "mom" though - I don't like that either. It's usually "mama" - though as they get older, they'll probably switch to "mom" like most of their friends. Sigh.
My poor son, I made him call me Adrienne, because I wanted him to know I am a person as well as/not just his mother. Then when he was old enough, he just switched to mum. Also now he uses mummy if he is in a good mood and mother if I am being a pain.
But it's nice, I have lots of tapes of me reading to him when he was wee, and there's this little voice going: But Adrienne... Love it.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Beavermoose on December 05, 2010, 02:43:55 PM
"Mum" is mostly just wishful thinking on my part (also, I love that you call it the "proper" spelling - I agree - though most Americans wouldn't know what we were talking about). I should have made a point of making my kids more Anglo when they were young, I guess.

They rarely call me "mom" though - I don't like that either. It's usually "mama" - though as they get older, they'll probably switch to "mom" like most of their friends. Sigh.

I don't know.  My kids are 17 (almost 18  :o ), 14 and 10 and they still call us 'mommy' and 'daddy'.  I know of other kids that do the same.

I call my parents mummy and daddy. That's just their names.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Mike Shutt on December 05, 2010, 02:52:16 PM
Filmspotters,

Please, please, please get in your ballots for the Top 100 Performances List. I know I have been quite the pest about this, but I just want the list to appease and incorporate everyone. I have decided Wednesday is the LAST day I will be accepting ballots. Again, please get those in.

Cheers,
GC
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oneaprilday on December 06, 2010, 10:36:38 AM
But it's nice, I have lots of tapes of me reading to him when he was wee, and there's this little voice going: But Adrienne... Love it.
:D Awesome.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Bondo on December 14, 2010, 10:14:42 PM
Dear SNL Writers,

Having two dudes kissing, because it's kinda gay, isn't funny anymore. Actually, it probably never was. And just so we're clear, two chicks kissing also isn't funny.

Cheers,
People With An IQ Over South Carolina
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Clovis8 on December 14, 2010, 10:16:43 PM
Dear SNL Writers,

Having two dudes kissing, because it's kinda gay, isn't funny anymore. Actually, it probably never was. And just so we're clear, two chicks kissing also isn't funny.

Cheers,
People With An IQ Over South Carolina

hear f-ing hear!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: FroHam X on December 14, 2010, 10:19:30 PM
Dear SNL Writers,

Having two dudes kissing, because it's kinda gay, isn't funny anymore. Actually, it probably never was. And just so we're clear, two chicks kissing also isn't funny.

Cheers,
People With An IQ Over South Carolina

hear f-ing hear!

But having  actors playing a son licking his father's mouth and fondling his mother's breasts kind of is.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on December 14, 2010, 10:29:09 PM
Dear Santa,

Please bring ses anything her big heart desires - I can't think of anyone who deserves to be on your nice list more.

If not Santa, then I'll ask Jobu (and bring him rum and cigars).

Thanks,

~St_M
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Mike Shutt on December 15, 2010, 08:05:18 AM
Dear SNL Writers,

Having two dudes kissing, because it's kinda gay, isn't funny anymore. Actually, it probably never was. And just so we're clear, two chicks kissing also isn't funny.

Cheers,
People With An IQ Over South Carolina

hear f-ing hear!

But having  actors playing a son licking his father's mouth and fondling his mother's breasts kind of is.

No, that isn't particularly funny either.
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Post by: FroHam X on December 15, 2010, 08:44:07 AM
But having  actors playing a son licking his father's mouth and fondling his mother's breasts kind of is.

No, that isn't particularly funny either.

I'm a simple man, what can I say?
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on December 15, 2010, 09:30:56 AM
But having  actors playing a son licking his father's mouth and fondling his mother's breasts kind of is.

No, that isn't particularly funny either.

I'm a simple man, what can I say?

Yep - me too - Oedipus has always worked better for me as a comedy.
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Post by: FroHam X on December 15, 2010, 09:40:47 AM
Oedipus

I'm sorry, I don't speak French.
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Post by: 'Noke on December 15, 2010, 10:46:58 AM
Oedipus

I'm sorry, I don't speak French.

Ain't you Canadian?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: smirnoff on February 25, 2011, 01:35:36 PM
Dear GothamCity151,

You've been pretty scarce lately. Hope things are good on your end.

See you around,
noff
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Post by: Bondo on February 25, 2011, 05:00:24 PM
I think GC has potentially referenced another play at school and such that was going to keep him occupied. Hopefully as we get toward summer he'll resurface.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Bondo on May 08, 2011, 05:20:46 PM
Dear Film Reviewers,

Stop giving Thor positive reviews, you aren't going to trick me into watching it.

Sincerely,
Bondo
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Post by: 1SO on May 08, 2011, 07:49:12 PM
I was positive, but I'm fine with you waiting for DVD.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on May 18, 2011, 06:48:41 PM
Dear Sleep-

I know you have eluded me for years now, don't you think it's time you gave in?

I'm so tired.  I don't know what it's like not to be tired. 

Oh, and if you see Dreams, tell him to tone it down a bit.  What little of you I see doesn't
feel productive because he is too active.

Tiredly yours,
ses  :'(
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Post by: pixote on June 03, 2011, 03:46:30 AM
Dear espn3,

Thank you so much for having a replay of the spelling bee available to stream tonight. My DVR stopped recording fifteen minutes short, and it would have killed me to have missed out on Canada's being the bridesmaid yet again.

Sincerely,
pixote
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Post by: Clovis8 on June 03, 2011, 07:48:31 AM
How will we go on living up here.  ;)

I predict a wave of suicides.
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Post by: mañana on June 07, 2011, 08:22:50 PM
Dear people who robbed my apartment house,

Thanks for leaving the my computer, it has my thesis on it. Really shitty of you to take my sister and girlfriend's computers though.

Love,

roujin matt
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Post by: mañana on June 07, 2011, 08:41:08 PM
Urgh, my camera's gone too.
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Post by: Clovis8 on June 07, 2011, 08:46:19 PM
That really sucks Matt   
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Post by: ses on June 07, 2011, 09:21:36 PM
Oh no!  So sorry to hear that matt.
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Post by: smirnoff on June 07, 2011, 09:24:54 PM
That's awful. Argh, I'm so frustrated for you  >:(
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Post by: tinyholidays on June 07, 2011, 09:38:10 PM
Oh, Matt. That's so awful. I'm sorry.
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Post by: mañana on June 08, 2011, 08:52:46 AM
Thanks, guys.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on June 08, 2011, 09:48:29 AM
aw crap, sorry to hear Matt :(
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Post by: worm@work on June 08, 2011, 10:08:41 AM
Ugh, this sucks matt :(. I got burgled the night after my dissertation proposal defense. They took my laptop which had notes on the comments I got from my committee. Spent the entire next day making sure I wasn't forgetting any of the changes / recommendations so as to not get tripped up during the final defense.
Really sorry to hear about this.
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Post by: 'Noke on June 08, 2011, 10:16:24 AM
That sucks Matt. I'm sorry.  :(
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Post by: mañana on June 08, 2011, 10:31:47 AM
@'Noke and ¡K!
Thanks for your concern, guys.

@worm
Wow, what a nightmare that would be! I'm going to spend some time today copying my files on to my work computer, which I should have been doing anyway.
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Post by: oneaprilday on June 08, 2011, 11:51:21 AM
Oh, matt, how horrible! I'm so sorry.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 08, 2011, 12:20:23 PM
Dear World,

Quit making crap things popular.

Thanks,

Sam the Snob
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Post by: Bill Thompson on June 08, 2011, 03:43:50 PM
Sorry to hear about that Matt, on the bright side I'm always available to inflict payback.  :P
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on June 15, 2011, 12:42:37 AM
Who's robbing the houses of our best Filmspotters? That is so uncool!

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: saltine on June 28, 2011, 10:55:36 PM
Dear Republicans,

Please, please choose Michele Bachmann.  The comedy will never end.

Thank you,

Democrats for Bachmann!
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Post by: Clovis8 on June 28, 2011, 11:01:46 PM
Dear Republicans,

Please, please choose Michele Bachmann.  The comedy will never end.

Thank you,

Democrats for Bachmann!

Lol no doubt. They actually managed to find a bigger moron than Bush. It's really kind of impressive.
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Post by: Junior on June 28, 2011, 11:04:14 PM
Bachmann/Palin '12! Because there isn't enough stupid in the world.
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Post by: saltine on June 28, 2011, 11:12:47 PM
Bachmann/Palin '12! Because there it enough stupid in the world.

I think I just wet myself!
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Post by: Bondo on June 28, 2011, 11:16:57 PM
I'd love to share in this humor but the way elections work, Bachmann/Palin could win the election and that would be bad. Romney/Jindal! I wouldn't vote for them but they might be able to not destroy the country in the event they get elected.
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Post by: saltine on June 28, 2011, 11:22:46 PM
I'd love to share in this humor but the way elections work, Bachmann/Palin could win the election and that would be bad. Romney/Jindal! I wouldn't vote for them but they might be able to not destroy the country in the event they get elected.

Get serious!
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Post by: Clovis8 on June 29, 2011, 07:26:51 AM
I'd love to share in this humor but the way elections work, Bachmann/Palin could win the election and that would be bad. Romney/Jindal! I wouldn't vote for them but they might be able to not destroy the country in the event they get elected.

Get serious!

Bush was elected, twice!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Clovis8 on June 29, 2011, 07:35:37 AM
So awesome. Bachmann explain to Fox how she feels a kindred to John Wayne since they are from the same home town.

Except whoops it's not John Wayne from her town, it's John Wayne Gacy.

I love this women.

http://gawker.com/5815920/bachmann-compares-self-to-gay-rapist-clown-serial-killer (http://gawker.com/5815920/bachmann-compares-self-to-gay-rapist-clown-serial-killer)
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Post by: smirnoff on August 03, 2011, 09:11:34 PM
Dear Hamster,

Your link still takes me to thereelists.com

404'ely yours,
noff
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Post by: FroHam X on August 03, 2011, 09:27:08 PM
Which link?
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Post by: Corndog on August 03, 2011, 09:33:12 PM
Your globe link. aka your website link in your profile.
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Post by: FroHam X on August 03, 2011, 09:45:11 PM
And fixed. I completely forgot such a link even existed.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Clovis8 on August 27, 2011, 04:26:47 PM
Dear Everyone,

Not to put too fine a point on it
Say I'm the only bee in your bonnet
Make a little birdhouse in your soul

Signed,
Clovis
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Post by: oneaprilday on August 27, 2011, 04:54:52 PM
Listening to some They Might Be Giants?  :)
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Post by: Clovis8 on August 27, 2011, 05:28:11 PM
Listening to some They Might Be Giants?  :)

 ;D

D, world destruction
Over and overture
N, do I need
Apostrophe T, need this torture?

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Post by: Corndog on August 27, 2011, 05:31:00 PM
Dear They Might Be Giants,

How do you not know? I'm not judging, I'm just saying. I didn't know there was a point where you could be unsure as to the status of a giant.

"Meh, I mean he's really tall and big, but giant? I would be more inclined to call him oversize."
"Yea, but you have to consider that the average male human height is about 5'10" and this guy is a lot bigger than that, like a lot. I would think he would be too tall to be able to play basketball even. He wouldn't fit inside the gym."
"I hear what you're saying, but I just can't envision this guy at the top of a beanstalk."

Sincerely,
Corndog
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Post by: MartinTeller on August 27, 2011, 05:35:32 PM
Dear TMBG:

Ana Ng and I are getting old and we still haven't walked in the glow of each other's majestic presence.  Please advise.

Thank you,
Martin Teller
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Post by: oldkid on August 28, 2011, 02:13:18 AM
Dear TMBG:

Are you really Dr. Spock's back up band?

Your friend,

SK
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Post by: Bondo on September 28, 2011, 09:14:47 AM
Dear Seth Rogen,

Your jokes might be funnier if you didn't laugh at them. Why not give that a try?

Best wishes,
Bondo
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Post by: ¡Keith! on September 28, 2011, 09:25:23 AM
Dear Seth Rogen,

Your jokes might be funnier if you didn't laugh at them. Why not give that a try?

Best wishes,
Bondo

you should always laugh at your own jokes - especially if noone else does.  its the style of his laugh that tends to be offputting.
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Post by: Bondo on September 28, 2011, 09:26:04 AM
That is very probably true.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 28, 2011, 09:42:00 AM
That is very probably true.

That's definitely true, I think. It's what I was referring to in chat last night, anyhow. That goofy/annoying uhuhuhu.
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Post by: MartinTeller on September 28, 2011, 10:09:41 AM
Dear Tim Heidecker,

Your jokes might be funnier if you occasionally laughed at something. Why not give that a try?

Best wishes,
Martin Teller



Seriously, I enjoy Tim & Eric, but listening to him on this week's episode of "Who Charted?" is torture.  It was the same thing when he was on Comedy Bang Bang.  He needs to loosen up a little and quit being so committed to being "in character" all the time.

Only halfway through the episode, hopefully it gets better.  So far, it's the first Who Charted I haven't enjoyed.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 28, 2011, 10:17:02 AM
Speaking of Seth Rogen's laugh, everyone should check this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPBiMU2yI3c&feature=player_embedded#!) out!

That's what I'm talking about!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oneaprilday on October 03, 2011, 04:25:55 PM
Dear writing instructor,

For the  Writing Analytically [textbook] notes and reading . . .  i don't know if I'm reading the right pages so i don't know if my notes will be correct but its ok not to give me credit for it anyway its late and i think everything in that book just is about writing analytically witch is kinda redundant.

~A student



Dear student,

I am bowled over by your clear-eyed, specific, and thoughtful critique of our textbook.  I have no idea which textbook I should use, now that I know ours is such redundant piffle.  Please advise.

~Your instructor

P.S.  Could you also please take over teaching for me this week?
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Post by: Clovis8 on October 03, 2011, 04:34:48 PM
The misspelling of which as witch really cements this as gold. :)
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Post by: tinyholidays on October 03, 2011, 04:36:29 PM
Ha. Oh no.

PPS: You will find a syllabus most helpful in your future education. Find it.
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Post by: oneaprilday on October 03, 2011, 04:52:02 PM
The misspelling of which as witch really cements this as gold. :)
Indeed. :)

PPS: You will find a syllabus most helpful in your future education. Find it.
P.P.P.S. Class attendance is also surprisingly helpful.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ferris on October 03, 2011, 05:34:28 PM
Dear writing instructor,

For the  Writing Analytically [textbook] notes and reading . . .  i don't know if I'm reading the right pages so i don't know if my notes will be correct but its ok not to give me credit for it anyway its late and i think everything in that book just is about writing analytically witch is kinda redundant.

~A student

This is so great on so many levels, but I think I'll start at the surface:  The student couldn't be bothered to capitalize the letter "i" ....Perhaps the student is on the tail end of an e. e. cummings phase.  I've been there. 





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Post by: Clovis8 on October 03, 2011, 06:18:39 PM
I also like the generic opening. Here is my rewriting...

Dear person whose name I might know had I attended a single class;

As you are likely aware, I am borderline illiterate. Furthermore, I am unable to differentiate writing directed at my English professor and my latest tweet. I also find the textbook redundant having now read the cover while relieving myself last night.

Two to one, pick 'em, that in 15 years I will be a famous Republican so be careful failing me.

Thank you.
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Post by: oneaprilday on October 03, 2011, 06:38:54 PM
Perhaps the student is on the tail end of an e. e. cummings phase. 
If only that were true! :)


@Clov:  Spot on, I'm afraid.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: smirnoff on October 15, 2011, 10:40:19 PM
Hey matt,

What do you make of Manitoba voting in ANOTHER NDP majority (even bigger majority than before!)?

Politically baffled,
noff
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Post by: mañana on October 16, 2011, 10:30:26 PM
To some degree you can chalk up the win to timing. Had the election been held fall of 2010 or spring of 2011, the Tories almost certainly would have won - not because people were outraged with the government, more of a "time for change" thing. But the Jet bump, the amazingly bug-free hot summer, and ever rising property values put people in a good mood and made them feel like “we’re on the right track”. And the NDP campaign, negative as it was, it would seem was far more effective.

The popular vote was close, but Tory support is inefficiently distributed; they need to breakthrough in those suburban Winnipeg ridings that the used to own. By election day I was expecting the NDP to win, but I thought they’d lose 3 or 4 of those seats suburban seats (Kirkfield Park, Southdale...etc), I certainly did not see them adding 1 to their total.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: smirnoff on October 17, 2011, 05:32:44 PM
I'm nervous about any party that's been in power for so long. What you say makes sense, Selinger certainly did everything he could to appear as if he had a hand in the Jets' return. I really dislike him for that, petty as it sounds.

Go Jets! (please win soon before it becomes a big thing)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Basil on January 03, 2012, 09:38:28 AM
Dear Ndugu,
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Post by: ¡Keith! on January 03, 2012, 09:57:17 AM
ha!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: jim brown on February 12, 2012, 10:14:43 AM
Dear World - 

Whitney Houston never gave a sh*t about you.

Time to return the favor.

Thx.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on February 12, 2012, 10:29:05 AM
She said she would always love me. You calling her a liar?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: jim brown on February 12, 2012, 10:40:43 AM
She said she would always love me. You calling her a liar?

Sadly, you were the only one to whom she was true.

My condolences, Junior.   :'(
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on July 30, 2012, 05:26:58 PM
Dear mañana,

You dumb jerk! You should be kicked in the head!

Sincerely,
pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: mañana on July 30, 2012, 08:39:11 PM
Haha, "It Creeps" was totally the first thing that came to mind when I saw this (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=9543.msg691090#msg691090). Feminist horror!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Pseuds on August 07, 2012, 11:32:06 PM
Whoever managed to turn the refrigerator off over night,

Thanks, the defrosted liquid has made its way under my desk.

Kind regards,
Your formally friendly colleague.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on October 17, 2012, 07:36:35 PM
Just because I haven't gotten enough politics talk off my chest already.

Dear Mr Romney/Mr Ryan,

Two things:

1) Don't pretend you know anything about the euro crisis. It's obvious you do not.

2) It's incredibly demeaning/reductive to assume that because Greece has a large public debt and the US does too that you are anywhere near becoming as bad as Greece(never mind Spain, who does not have a big public debt). Both Greece and Spain are in terrible terrible conditions, whereas everything seems to be going well for you guys. It angers me when you comepare the two.

From one of the PIGS.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: verbALs on October 18, 2012, 02:29:48 AM
Glad you mentioned this, since it's not something that fits with US politics.

My understanding is that the situation in the PIIGS group (Italy as well) drives the value of the Euro down. If Germany stood alone, because it manufactures and exports so much, its currency value would be significantly higher outside of the mega-Euro. A low currency always stimulates exports (cos you pay less for the product) so Germany gets a big boost to its economy.

It isn't a surprise that the economies of SO. Europe run at a different speed to N. European ones, and it isn't a surprise that low Euro/ high exports would arise. The extent of the crisis might be a surprise, but I wonder if Germany especially isn't making hay while the sunshines in this regard. The strange thing is how France is coughing and spluttering, given the same conditions.

PS Germany also has direct recent experience of running in a two speed economy from the unification with the East. So I doubt any of this is a big surprise to German bankers.

PPS From the outside I am very much a fan of the Euro "experiment", but the current situation and the push for more central control isn't something any smaller country should be happy with. By smaller, I include the UK in that. We also have too much to lose because of the current power of the London markets.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 'Noke on October 19, 2012, 07:04:11 PM
Glad you mentioned this, since it's not something that fits with US politics.

My understanding is that the situation in the PIIGS group (Italy as well) drives the value of the Euro down. If Germany stood alone, because it manufactures and exports so much, its currency value would be significantly higher outside of the mega-Euro. A low currency always stimulates exports (cos you pay less for the product) so Germany gets a big boost to its economy.

It isn't a surprise that the economies of SO. Europe run at a different speed to N. European ones, and it isn't a surprise that low Euro/ high exports would arise. The extent of the crisis might be a surprise, but I wonder if Germany especially isn't making hay while the sunshines in this regard. The strange thing is how France is coughing and spluttering, given the same conditions.

PS Germany also has direct recent experience of running in a two speed economy from the unification with the East. So I doubt any of this is a big surprise to German bankers.

PPS From the outside I am very much a fan of the Euro "experiment", but the current situation and the push for more central control isn't something any smaller country should be happy with. By smaller, I include the UK in that. We also have too much to lose because of the current power of the London markets.

I responded over here (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=2974.msg703564#msg703564)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on September 30, 2013, 06:32:02 PM
Dear Congress-

I'd like to be able to go to work tomorrow.

Thanks,
ses
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on September 30, 2013, 11:47:05 PM
Dear Congress-

I'd like to be able to go to work tomorrow.

Thanks,
ses


 >:(
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oldkid on October 03, 2013, 02:35:16 AM
They never listen to you, do they?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on October 03, 2013, 12:39:21 PM
They never listen to you, do they?

No, no they don't.   :-\
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Bondo on October 13, 2013, 01:50:05 AM
Knocking on wood with crossed fingers and all but it seems maybe hopeful that thus thing is moving toward an end. I hope, but am not necessarily optimistic that they'll get a back pay thing through to help make this less terrible for you ses.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Bondo on October 16, 2013, 11:40:41 PM
From what I gather, it is back to work (soon, and with back pay) day for ses. Hopefully they can avoid doing this again for a while.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: saltine on October 17, 2013, 09:48:38 AM
From what I gather, it is back to work (soon, and with back pay) day for ses. Hopefully they can avoid doing this again for a while.

She's a contractor, not a federal employee.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Bondo on October 17, 2013, 11:58:33 AM
Oh. Bummer. Well, at least back to work then.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on October 17, 2013, 03:55:57 PM
From what I gather, it is back to work (soon, and with back pay) day for ses. Hopefully they can avoid doing this again for a while.

Thanks, yes, I'm back at work, but I don't get any backpay.  I had to take forced vacation time, and I had to borrow time as well, so now I'm -40 hours in the hole.  Hopefully I can make up some of that time so I can have time off to see my family during the holidays. 
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Post by: ¡Keith! on October 21, 2013, 10:06:56 PM
well that totally sucks!

Good luck ses.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ses on October 22, 2013, 08:50:00 AM
well that totally sucks!

Good luck ses.

Thanks Keith!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on June 23, 2014, 11:29:02 AM
Dear tinyholidays,

omg, hi!

pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on August 08, 2014, 01:22:04 PM
Dear Medium,

Thank you for helping me grow as an actress.

Love,
Patricia
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: mañana on August 08, 2014, 01:23:02 PM
lol
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: tinyholidays on August 08, 2014, 01:32:57 PM
Dear tinyholidays,

omg, hi!

pixote

Haha, I'm just seeing this. I think I hit mark all as read to get a fresh start.  8)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oneaprilday on October 13, 2014, 09:56:08 PM
Dear Student,

When I say 4-5 pages, I don't mean 10 pages.

Unless you are Shakespeare or Dickens reincarnated (and I'll need proof for that).

Sincerely,
Your word weary Professor
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oldkid on October 14, 2014, 12:37:04 AM
A professor once gave the class a take home essay.  He didn't put a limit.  So I handed in a thirty page paper.  Next time, he gave us a limit.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Bondo on October 14, 2014, 12:39:22 AM
Well, I could reformat that paper to make it fit the page count...but then it would still be as many words, but harder to read. Page Counts + Formatting standards.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oneaprilday on October 25, 2014, 05:54:42 PM
A professor once gave the class a take home essay.  He didn't put a limit.  So I handed in a thirty page paper.  Next time, he gave us a limit.
:D I'll bet he did.

Well, I could reformat that paper to make it fit the page count...but then it would still be as many words, but harder to read. Page Counts + Formatting standards.
MLA requires a Times New Roman (or roughly equivalent) font, 1 " margins, 12 point font size. Can't fiddle with the formatting much then and "fool" the teacher on page count. :)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: mañana on October 26, 2014, 09:53:39 PM
Now that 11 is the default, 12 looks huge to me.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 27, 2014, 11:56:43 PM
Now that 11 is the default, 12 looks huge to me.

baiter.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: mañana on October 28, 2014, 06:58:49 AM
 8)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oneaprilday on December 11, 2014, 02:27:12 PM
Dear Student,

You've only just now realized that that research project that was worth 50% of your grade, the one you didn't turn in, even with multiple reminders, was going to affect your grade so much?

No, four days now, after the quarter has ended, I will not "give [you] an extension."

Sincerely,
Your Big Meanie Instructor
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: roujin on December 11, 2014, 02:46:07 PM
Oh. . . so you're saying teachers don't like it when you do that.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oneaprilday on December 11, 2014, 02:53:19 PM
 ;)  Something like that.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: smirnoff on December 11, 2014, 04:15:04 PM
Why do people pay money to fail at something? At least go to a casino, it's way more fun!
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oneaprilday on December 11, 2014, 04:56:42 PM
Why do people pay money to fail at something? At least go to a casino, it's way more fun!
Something I ask myself every quarter!  :-\
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: smirnoff on December 11, 2014, 05:02:55 PM
I wish someone would pay for me to take your class. They can have the credits, I'll keep the knowledge. :)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oneaprilday on December 11, 2014, 05:09:44 PM
Haha, I'd love to have you in my class. :)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Bondo on December 11, 2014, 06:22:17 PM
My students who generally came to class and got all the work done and still didn't do well, I felt bad about that, I felt that maybe I let them down by not being good enough as an instructor. The students who were spotty with attendance and assignments, I marked those bad grades with a certain measure of satisfaction.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: sdb_1970 on December 11, 2014, 09:59:05 PM
Dear Student,

You've only just now realized that that research project that was worth 50% of your grade, the one you didn't turn in, even with multiple reminders, was going to affect your grade so much?

No, four days now, after the quarter has ended, I will not "give [you] an extension."

Sincerely,
Your Big Meanie Instructor

Well, hell, there goes your three jalapeños on ratemyprofessors.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oneaprilday on December 12, 2014, 12:01:22 AM
My students who generally came to class and got all the work done and still didn't do well, I felt bad about that, I felt that maybe I let them down by not being good enough as an instructor. The students who were spotty with attendance and assignments, I marked those bad grades with a certain measure of satisfaction.
Yeah, this student falls in the latter category, so I really don't feel sorry for her.  Her grade is fair, and I gave her every opportunity to do better while there was time.  I do hope it's a bit of a wake up call though - she's a bright kid and could do so much better if she just wanted to.


Well, hell, there goes your three jalapeños on ratemyprofessors.
;D I shall do my best to bear the loss with dignity.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: MattDrufke on June 16, 2015, 03:15:03 PM
Dear audiences at comedy shows,

Your job is to laugh. Please do not speak unless spoken to. Heckling is the worst. You are not helping the show. You are not impressing your date. You are not showing anyone that you belong to be onstage. What's that? You were completely sober when it happened. Dear heavens... You're a monster.

Sincerely,

Me
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: verbALs on June 16, 2015, 03:34:39 PM
I went to a show with Stewart Lee, who might not be known outside the UK. He was heckled and went into this long rant about how the heckling had actually ruined his act. How since he appeared on TV the audience had changed, how he wished for those earlier audiences even if he now made loads of money at bigger venues. Eventually he started spieling on how comedians led a lonely life and they committed suicide like Robin Williams; how comedy made them sensitive. At all these turns people were laughing while he stayed dead serious and had a go at the audience for being insensitive. Sometimes people clapped instead and he would say that was the sort of audience he wanted. Basically he making people laugh and then ranting about them laughing.

It was so intricate repeatedly bouncing off how the original heckle had caused all of it. In short it was a genius riff on the nature of comedy itself. A hell of a challenge daring people not to laugh, making them laugh at the most sensitive personal things and then screaming at people's insensitivities. People getting up to go to the loo as he was eulogising Robin Williams and he would melt down in rage.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: MartinTeller on June 16, 2015, 03:41:25 PM
I went to a show with Stewart Lee, who might not be known outside the UK.

He is.  Not on the level of, say, Eddie Izzard, but he's definitely known.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: verbALs on June 16, 2015, 04:19:26 PM
I'm glad because talk about challenging art.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: MattDrufke on June 17, 2015, 08:46:29 AM
That sounds amazing.

A few years ago, two idiot columnists from the Chicago Tribune teamed up and wrote a piece called, I believe, "In Defense Of The Heckler". I believe their whole point was how when a comedian really lets go and has a great exchange with a heckler that it's so much fun to watch and really shows the skills of the comedians. Naturally, the Chicago comedy community lost it's collective mind. On a great blog, my friend Peter-John Byrnes wrote an amazing response. Check it out if you have a minute:

http://www.comedyofchicago.com/2013/01/strongly-worded-letter-by-peter-john.html (http://www.comedyofchicago.com/2013/01/strongly-worded-letter-by-peter-john.html)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Jeff Schroeck on June 20, 2015, 09:36:00 AM
That sounds amazing.

A few years ago, two idiot columnists from the Chicago Tribune teamed up and wrote a piece called, I believe, "In Defense Of The Heckler". I believe their whole point was how when a comedian really lets go and has a great exchange with a heckler that it's so much fun to watch and really shows the skills of the comedians. Naturally, the Chicago comedy community lost it's collective mind. On a great blog, my friend Peter-John Byrnes wrote an amazing response. Check it out if you have a minute:

http://www.comedyofchicago.com/2013/01/strongly-worded-letter-by-peter-john.html (http://www.comedyofchicago.com/2013/01/strongly-worded-letter-by-peter-john.html)

Did they use examples like comedians telling the heckler to blow them, or blow somebody, or blow themselves, like in Jamie Kennedy's boneheaded movie "Heckler"?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 1SO on November 10, 2015, 11:35:01 PM
To Whom It May Concern,

My life away from the computer must take a greater importance. And so it has reached that point where the Boards have served their purpose and I am now planning an exit strategy.

I will continue to watch movies, only not at such an intense rate, and I no longer see the need to share my thoughts (or update my Director ranked lists) on almost everything I watch. If there is something I really want to talk about, I will probably still post. We shall see.

As for my unfinished projects...
* Noir-vember is over for me. I will continue to update the index and I may still watch some more Noir, but I won't write about each one like I'm in a competition.
* I do not plan to participate in DOC-ember. I very much want to watch Amy and Cobain: Montage of Heck, but I wouldn't count on my writing about them.
* I will not be starting a thread for Once Upon a March in the West, Music of May, Noir-vember or my other monthly projects next year. If someone else keeps them going, I may participate, but it is uncertain.
* By next Shocktober we will know if all of this is bunk. I hope by then to be away from this as well. We shall see.
* I will still participate in the Top 100 Club at least up until the completion of Round 2. The 7 names remaining watched 1-2 titles of mine and I will return in kind. Next on my list for Bondo is White God, which I will probably watch but I wouldn't expect a write-up.
* Most important to me is the Director Ratings Project. I will see this through, though I'm now aiming to conclude collecting data by mid-December. I will then build lists and share them in my available spare time.


I am not being chased off the boards by any of you. I enjoy my time here greatly, but in the desire to create content I have pushed off career goals and pressing deadlines. I don't think it will be possible to walk away completely, but I need to stop trying to be a project manager and simply be an observer. I must put my creative energy into achieving what I hope will be a more substantial, long-term happiness.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: MartinTeller on November 11, 2015, 12:00:17 AM
As someone who recently shed my movie-obsessiveness (and with it, much of my participation in this forum), I understand and support this. Our hobbies shouldn't consume us or obscure our view of what we want to do with our lives.

Don't be a stranger. Share your discoveries, when you come across them. Share your life too... we care about that.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Junior on November 11, 2015, 12:17:35 AM
Yeah, I'm happy for you. You've always been a big organizer here, with projects and marathons and such, but that stuff only matters because there's a person behind it. You do you, we'll support you if you want to be supported. I'd like to keep in touch, because you're a cool dude. Go out and share your coolness with everybody else, we can pick up slack where it needs to be picked up. But, you know, if you want to write stuff here, nobody's going to stop you.  ;) 8) :'( :P ;D
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: DarkeningHumour on November 11, 2015, 01:32:24 AM
Sorry to see you go. Good luck with your projects.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Bondo on November 11, 2015, 01:35:07 AM
Guessing the timing vis a vis your birthday isn't a coincidence?
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: chardy999 on November 11, 2015, 06:16:55 AM
I think Junior said it best, do what you gotta do.

And don't feel the need to put a label on it, to say that you're going to do or not do any particular thing on the forum in the future. Just do what you want and what brings you gratitude and joy.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Corndog on November 11, 2015, 07:17:15 AM
You're the best, Chuck.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: oldkid on November 11, 2015, 10:58:06 AM
It is a sad thing, but probably a good thing. Frankly, 1SO, you've been carrying the bulk of the board this last year.  Since my time off, I've been cutting back on the boards, just because I need to bring more balance in my life, stop doing things because I feel pressure from others to do things.  Also because, since Nov 1, I've really focused on writing this novel for Nanorimo (which is a crazy thing, really).

I think the boards would be better if the things that are really popular get taken by a variety of people.  It's great that Bondo has taken over the Top 100 Club.  I'm really enthusiastic about a month of Musicals, so I'd be happy to take over May.  I wonder if Sandy would be interested in taking over the Western month?  Without Martin or 1SO pushing Noirvember, I wonder if that will end up going the way of the dinosaur.   

But in the end, it is better if we all have balance in our lives.  This board is a community, a place of sharing, and it shouldn't be a burden on anyone.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: 1SO on November 11, 2015, 11:37:52 AM
Guessing the timing vis a vis your birthday isn't a coincidence?

The Birthday was the match that lit the fuse, but there are a number of dynamite sticks. I kept thinking it was my addiction to movies, but when I'm working on my writing there is always time for a movie or three: breakfast, dinner, late night. It's when I'm spending the rest of the day creating and maintaining projects. That's writing and time I should be focusing on my scripts. I always saw this as time with my friends and I think I will find a healthier way to balance it out. A way where time with my friends isn't taking my creative energy away from my writing. (The sad equation is movies inspire ideas while sharing ideas with friends removes creativity.)

There's also the money factor. Right now my wife and I make about enough to sustain us. Some months are better than others. I need to get us to a more financially secure place.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Sandy on November 11, 2015, 12:16:40 PM
1SO, I'm in agreement with oldkid. You have carried a heavy load here, building community and as you said, content. Share the load. :) I'd love to host March's Marathons and wherever else I can be of use. I too am looking for balance, but find if I can even spend a little time here, I'm that much happier in my day. You are all my friends and this is a very special place for me. I hope you find what works best for you and that it brings you much peace and happiness. I'm so grateful for all that you've done here.  :)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Jared on November 11, 2015, 12:28:42 PM
There's also the money factor. Right now my wife and I make about enough to sustain us. Some months are better than others. I need to get us to a more financially secure place.

Step 1: Watch a ton of horror films
Step 2: ?
Step 3: Big profit

This get rich quick scheme didn't work for me either.

Don't be a stranger  :)
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: smirnoff on January 16, 2016, 12:11:35 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/NM8216j.gif)

(you're doing the right thing though 1SO :) )
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on October 26, 2016, 02:51:02 PM
Dear Netflix,

Thanks for the email. Your abject lack of understanding about what movies I might like continues to amuse me.

Love,
pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Jared on October 26, 2016, 05:15:19 PM
I find it funny how often I get annoyed by the streaming sites trying to recommend stuff based on genre or the personnel involved in a movie. Why can't these dumb sites realize that my movie watching interests sway with a carefully calibrated swath of podcasts, critics, and online friends!? Perhaps I need to look in the mirror, and realize I am the problem  :(






...no, it is Netflix who is wrong.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on July 04, 2017, 03:57:40 PM
Dear Major League Baseball,

You may be surprised to learn that Independence Day and Memorial Day are not the same thing.

Thanks,
pixote
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: Bondo on July 04, 2017, 05:29:54 PM
And that neither is Veteran's Day.
Title: Re: An Open Letter to ...
Post by: pixote on July 04, 2017, 05:45:35 PM
And that neither is Veteran's Day.

It's like they're jealous that the NFL plays games in November.

pixote