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Title: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on December 02, 2010, 12:21:55 PM
Have at it kids. :D
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 'Noke on December 02, 2010, 12:23:27 PM
I am here to chew bubblegum, and kick ass.


And I'm all out of bubblegum.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FroHam X on December 02, 2010, 12:24:21 PM
Damn. I was just in the process of creating Thread 42: General Chatter in order to have both the last post on the old thread and the first one on the new thread. A testament to the whoring ways of old as it were.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Corndog on December 02, 2010, 12:26:16 PM
I will soon be done with yet another class. My Intro to Journalism final is in a half hour. With that, 3 of my 5 classes will be over for the quarter! All I will have left is to write yet another paper for History of Byzantium (only 3 pages though) and my oral exam (Friday) and my written exam (Wednesday) for German. Then freedom!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: edgar00 on December 02, 2010, 12:26:44 PM
God bless you, Filmspotting message board moderators. If you were 00 agents M would give one of his semi-friendly grunts of approval after a job well done.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on December 02, 2010, 12:26:57 PM
I believe this thread is the dawning of a new era.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FroHam X on December 02, 2010, 12:28:07 PM
I believe this thread is the dawning of a new era.

And by the sounds of it, NASA will today be announcing the discovery of some form of extra-terrestrial life. Coincidence?


EDIT: Marty, you magnificent bastard. Stealing away my "last post" on the whoring thread with your cunning moderator tricks. I love your balls.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on December 02, 2010, 12:28:31 PM
God bless you, Filmspotting message board moderators. If you were 00 agents M would give one of his semi-friendly grunts of approval after a job well done.

Nice analogy.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on December 02, 2010, 12:29:40 PM
Wow - its easy to make you people happy. Well most of you...
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Junior on December 02, 2010, 12:33:13 PM
God bless you, Filmspotting message board moderators. If you were 00 agents M would give one of his semi-friendly grunts of approval after a job well done.

If I were a moderator I'd want the Judi Dench version of M, thank you very much.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FroHam X on December 02, 2010, 12:36:46 PM
Wow - its easy to make you people happy. Well most of you...

Did you not read the part where I said I love your balls?

:37
Sweet rescue scene (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0ByM5GjLrk#ws)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on December 02, 2010, 12:40:26 PM
I love them too.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Tim on December 02, 2010, 01:47:39 PM
it doesn't quite seem like a 42 yet......  ;D
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on December 02, 2010, 02:21:26 PM
Godfather!

And now I can truly and seriously forget about my post count for at least a year.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 1SO on December 02, 2010, 02:29:37 PM
Boom Goes the Dynamite!

Our world will never be the same.  Congrats Bondo!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on December 02, 2010, 02:30:17 PM
Congratulations, Bondo!  That was pretty fast, too, wasn't it?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Tim on December 02, 2010, 02:31:07 PM
lol@1SO

nice one Bondo!

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Beavermoose on December 02, 2010, 02:54:54 PM
Godfather!

And now I can truly and seriously forget about my post count for at least a year.

Congrats Bondo and with very little whoring too.


I'D ALSO LIKE TO USE THIS NEW THREAD TO REMIND EVERYONE TO SUBMIT THEIR LISTS FOR BEST DIRECTOR/PERFORMANCES.
DO IT NOW!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ¡Keith! on December 02, 2010, 03:01:36 PM
and honestly, who need whoring when you have Inception?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Mike Shutt on December 02, 2010, 06:32:27 PM
Congrats Bondo and with very little whoring too.

I'D ALSO LIKE TO USE THIS NEW THREAD TO REMIND EVERYONE TO SUBMIT THEIR LISTS FOR BEST DIRECTOR/PERFORMANCES.
DO IT NOW!

I would also like to express both of these sentences.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: pixote on December 02, 2010, 06:36:12 PM
Congrats Bondo and with very little whoring too.

I'D ALSO LIKE TO USE THIS NEW THREAD TO REMIND EVERYONE TO SUBMIT THEIR LISTS FOR BEST DIRECTOR/PERFORMANCES.
DO IT NOW!

I would also like to express both of these sentences.

I recommend sending PMs to active posters (like myself) who have not submitted a list yet. (You can message ten people at a time.)

pixote
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on December 02, 2010, 06:47:08 PM
Thanks everyone. It has been a good first year of active posting.

and honestly, who need whoring when you have Inception?

I'm trying to decide whether to tell my parents to use the Inception Combo-pack I ordered as my Christmas gift.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ¡Keith! on December 02, 2010, 09:52:46 PM
and honestly, who need whoring when you have Inception?

I'm trying to decide whether to tell my parents to use the Inception Combo-pack I ordered as my Christmas gift.

 :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on December 03, 2010, 03:52:38 PM
Prediction:

The us gov is pretending not to be able to stop wikileaks and playing up the damage so as to scare old politicians who don't understand computers into passing a law that will allow them to control the internet.

(http://noffload.net/uploader/files/1/econs/emot-tinfoil.gif)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ¡Keith! on December 03, 2010, 04:23:47 PM
(http://noffload.net/uploader/files/1/econs/emot-tinfoil.gif)

not sure if yr paranoid or a white mage.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on December 03, 2010, 05:37:27 PM
lol. It's tinfoil. :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Tim on December 03, 2010, 05:44:55 PM

I sincerely hope that doesn't happen, although there are plenty of precedents in the US that indicate it is a very plausible prediction.

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Corndog on December 05, 2010, 10:30:12 PM
I'm sorry guys, I've "spotted (http://www.tastespotting.com/)" something else
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on December 05, 2010, 10:41:55 PM
I'm sorry guys, I've "spotted (http://www.tastespotting.com/)" something else

Yeah, there is also photograzing.com and foodgawker.com
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Beavermoose on December 06, 2010, 04:31:34 PM
Food porn. I love it.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: alexarch on December 09, 2010, 06:56:37 PM
I always figured that Voldemort would grow back his entire face over the course of the last three movies. I figured he looked half-formed in Goblet of Fire because it was the first time that he took true, full, bodily form.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Melvil on December 14, 2010, 08:40:14 PM
Is it weird to drink apple juice while eating an orange?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Mike Shutt on December 14, 2010, 08:43:12 PM
Is it weird to drink apple juice while eating an orange?

No.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Melvil on December 14, 2010, 09:09:14 PM
That's a relief.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Corndog on December 15, 2010, 07:41:54 AM
I will be leaving the forums for a few days as I venture to Cumberland Island in Georgia (US) with some of my friends for some backpacking and escape. It should be a lot of fun and I will be back by Monday refreshed and with pictures! If I am not posting again by Tuesday, send help, I may be dead from the alligators, sharks, or feral horses.

Have a good couple of days of movie watching!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Mike Shutt on December 15, 2010, 08:03:05 AM
I will be leaving the forums for a few days

Before you go, turn in a performance list.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Melvil on December 18, 2010, 09:35:12 PM
Just stumbled upon Sam's blog while doing an image search. Made me smile. :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on December 18, 2010, 10:26:48 PM
Prediction:

The us gov is pretending not to be able to stop wikileaks and playing up the damage so as to scare old politicians who don't understand computers into passing a law that will allow them to control the internet.

(http://noffload.net/uploader/files/1/econs/emot-tinfoil.gif)

I think you mean try to control the internet, as so many dictatorships have found, it just is too damn hard.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on December 20, 2010, 11:03:09 PM
This thread isn't nearly the gold mine it used to be under the post whoring moniker...
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on December 20, 2010, 11:04:17 PM
This thread isn't nearly the gold mine it used to be under the post whoring moniker...

Ahem, Mr. Moderator, I thought that was the point.  ;)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on December 20, 2010, 11:05:26 PM
This thread isn't nearly the gold mine it used to be under the post whoring moniker...

Ahem, Mr. Moderator, I thought that was the point.  ;)

Merely an observation Ms Admin - I long for the old untamed heady days of yore...
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on December 20, 2010, 11:08:03 PM
This thread isn't nearly the gold mine it used to be under the post whoring moniker...

Ahem, Mr. Moderator, I thought that was the point.  ;)

Merely an observation Ms Admin - I long for the old untamed heady days of yore...

Remember those days?  The Top Gun quotes went on and on and on...sigh.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on December 20, 2010, 11:14:06 PM
This thread isn't nearly the gold mine it used to be under the post whoring moniker...

Ahem, Mr. Moderator, I thought that was the point.  ;)

Merely an observation Ms Admin - I long for the old untamed heady days of yore...

Remember those days?  The Top Gun quotes went on and on and on...sigh.

I can hear someone already:

TWO OF YOUR SNOT-NOSED JOCKEYS moderators DID A FLYBY post whore ON MY TOWER in my forum AT OVER 400 KNOTS! I WANT SOME BUTTS, I WANT ‘EM NOW, I’VE HAD IT!!!  :P
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on December 20, 2010, 11:17:19 PM
This thread isn't nearly the gold mine it used to be under the post whoring moniker...

Ahem, Mr. Moderator, I thought that was the point.  ;)

Merely an observation Ms Admin - I long for the old untamed heady days of yore...

Remember those days?  The Top Gun quotes went on and on and on...sigh.

I can hear someone already:

TWO OF YOUR SNOT-NOSED JOCKEYS moderators DID A FLYBY post whore ON MY TOWER in my forum AT OVER 400 KNOTS! I WANT SOME BUTTS, I WANT ‘EM NOW, I’VE HAD IT!!!  :P

That just about covers the post whoring.  The hard deck for this thread was less post whoring.  You knew it, you broke it.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on December 20, 2010, 11:19:46 PM
This thread isn't nearly the gold mine it used to be under the post whoring moniker...

Ahem, Mr. Moderator, I thought that was the point.  ;)

Merely an observation Ms Admin - I long for the old untamed heady days of yore...

Remember those days?  The Top Gun quotes went on and on and on...sigh.

I can hear someone already:

TWO OF YOUR SNOT-NOSED JOCKEYS moderators DID A FLYBY post whore ON MY TOWER in my forum AT OVER 400 KNOTS! I WANT SOME BUTTS, I WANT ‘EM NOW, I’VE HAD IT!!!  :P

That just about covers the post whoring.  The hard deck for this thread was less post whoring.  You knew it, you broke it.

Maybe I should be a truck driver. Hey ses you know the name of that truck driving school. Truck Master I think it is. I might need that
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on December 20, 2010, 11:22:30 PM
This thread isn't nearly the gold mine it used to be under the post whoring moniker...

Ahem, Mr. Moderator, I thought that was the point.  ;)

Merely an observation Ms Admin - I long for the old untamed heady days of yore...

Remember those days?  The Top Gun quotes went on and on and on...sigh.

I can hear someone already:

TWO OF YOUR SNOT-NOSED JOCKEYS moderators DID A FLYBY post whore ON MY TOWER in my forum AT OVER 400 KNOTS! I WANT SOME BUTTS, I WANT ‘EM NOW, I’VE HAD IT!!!  :P

That just about covers the post whoring.  The hard deck for this thread was less post whoring.  You knew it, you broke it.

Maybe I should be a truck driver. Hey ses you know the name of that truck driving school. Truck Master I think it is. I might need that

I guess that post whoring wasn't such a big hit, huh?  I know it's tough. You're a moderator, you have to live with that reputation. But it's like you're post whoring against a ghost.



Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on December 20, 2010, 11:29:23 PM
This thread isn't nearly the gold mine it used to be under the post whoring moniker...

Ahem, Mr. Moderator, I thought that was the point.  ;)

Merely an observation Ms Admin - I long for the old untamed heady days of yore...

Remember those days?  The Top Gun quotes went on and on and on...sigh.

I can hear someone already:

TWO OF YOUR SNOT-NOSED JOCKEYS moderators DID A FLYBY post whore ON MY TOWER in my forum AT OVER 400 KNOTS! I WANT SOME BUTTS, I WANT ‘EM NOW, I’VE HAD IT!!!  :P

That just about covers the post whoring.  The hard deck for this thread was less post whoring.  You knew it, you broke it.

Maybe I should be a truck driver. Hey ses you know the name of that truck driving school. Truck Master I think it is. I might need that

I guess that post whoring wasn't such a big hit, huh?  I know it's tough. You're a moderator, you have to live with that reputation. But it's like you're post whoring against a ghost.

For 8 weeks you’ll postwhore against the best trolls in the Internets. You were #2, Cougar was #1. Cougar lost it, turned in his keyboard. You guys are #1. But you remember one thing: you screw up just this much you’ll be posting in an AOL chatroom fulla middle-age guys posing as girls and wow addicts outta south korea.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on December 20, 2010, 11:30:40 PM
I can't top that, Marty.  You! You are still dangerous. You can be my wingman anytime.  :) :) :) :) :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 1SO on December 20, 2010, 11:31:08 PM
I believe women are much more comfortable being intimate and sexual with other women than men with men.  This theory is certainly shaped by the media, conversations at social functions and my years in college, but I don't think it's sexist or narrow-minded to believe that.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on December 20, 2010, 11:32:44 PM
I believe women are much more comfortable being intimate and sexual with other women than men with men.  This theory is certainly shaped by the media, conversations at social functions and my years in college, but I don't think it's sexist or narrow-minded to believe that.

I definitely WANT to believe that...I know.
That makes me sexist and narrow minded...I'm pretty sure.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on December 20, 2010, 11:49:10 PM
I take Dan Savage's word for it...women's sexuality is more fluid. Though I would qualify your statement by saying nominally straight women and men. I'm pretty sure gay men are pretty comfortable being intimate and sexual with men. And some people don't know what comfortable means. :) (Insert "what, like in the back of a Volkswagen" joke here)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on December 22, 2010, 02:34:54 PM
SES and St Martin the most titled (I see you now have a World Destroyer title), loved the twisted Top Gun quoting.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on December 22, 2010, 02:39:42 PM
SES and St Martin the most titled (I see you now have a World Destroyer title), loved the twisted Top Gun quoting.

 :)  We used to do it quite often, but that was probably 2-3 years ago.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on December 22, 2010, 02:52:09 PM
I take Dan Savage's word for it...women's sexuality is more fluid. Though I would qualify your statement by saying nominally straight women and men. I'm pretty sure gay men are pretty comfortable being intimate and sexual with men. And some people don't know what comfortable means. :) (Insert "what, like in the back of a Volkswagen" joke here)

I am very comfortable in my own sexuality - I don't mind anyone flirting with me and I would never be offended by attention from a man. I am kind of an attention whore. Intimacy (even the non-sexual kind) does not bother me...but I think I am in the minority.

SES and St Martin the most titled (I see you now have a World Destroyer title), loved the twisted Top Gun quoting.

 :)  We used to do it quite often, but that was probably 2-3 years ago.

Pix used to get in on the Top Gun action also - we never did find out who was the best of the best...
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on December 22, 2010, 02:53:59 PM

 I am kind of an attention whore.

Wha??   :o
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on December 22, 2010, 02:54:59 PM

 I am kind of an attention whore.

Wha??   :o

I know - I seem so meek and unassuming...
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on December 22, 2010, 02:56:03 PM

 I am kind of an attention whore.

Wha??   :o

I know - I seem so meek and unassuming...

So, so meek.  St. Martin the Meek
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Mosca on December 22, 2010, 03:09:40 PM

 I am kind of an attention whore.

Wha??   :o

I know - I seem so meek and unassuming...

So, so meek.  St. Martin the Meek
:) Nothing wrong with a bit of titillation, is there.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on December 22, 2010, 06:33:51 PM
Yes there is. I hate your kind...  >:(

Then again, you always serve as good diversions at parties so I can pretend to be a tree over in the corner, quiet, unassuming, just poised to kill every last one of you at a moments notice...
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on December 22, 2010, 06:39:27 PM
Yes there is. I hate your kind...  >:(

Then again, you always serve as good diversions at parties so I can pretend to be a tree over in the corner, quiet, unassuming, just poised to kill every last one of you at a moments notice...

Did I miss something...?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on December 22, 2010, 06:42:26 PM
Only my entire life history of watching annoying attention grubbers rule the parties and ruin events for everyone else.  :P
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on December 22, 2010, 06:47:52 PM
Only my entire life history of watching annoying attention grubbers rule the parties and ruin events for everyone else.  :P

I don't GRUB for attention - it just comes to me...I sparkle in the daylight.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Clovis8 on December 22, 2010, 06:51:15 PM
Sam has been sounding more and more like Travis Bickle every day!  ;)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on December 22, 2010, 06:54:06 PM
Sam has been sounding more and more like Travis Bickle every day!  ;)

I was going to say William D-Fens Foster but I can go with Bickle...
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Mosca on December 23, 2010, 09:05:09 AM
Yes there is. I hate your kind...  >:(
Then again, you always serve as good diversions at parties so I can pretend to be a tree over in the corner, quiet, unassuming, just poised to kill every last one of you at a moments notice...
  :) Ah, Sam. You have to realise that some people are actually extroverted introverts...who are shy but are pretending hard not to be, by being something they're not. SO it doesn't matter then, see?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on December 23, 2010, 12:47:40 PM
Sam has been sounding more and more like Travis Bickle every day!  ;)

I was going to say William D-Fens Foster but I can go with Bickle...

As someone who is more geek, I would prefer D-Fens.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on December 23, 2010, 01:12:52 PM
Hasn't seen Falling Down...
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on December 23, 2010, 09:35:06 PM
You need to see Falling Down.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on December 23, 2010, 09:38:31 PM
You need to see Falling Down.
Guess what I just found on netflix instant?  ;)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on December 24, 2010, 03:34:52 PM
You need to see Falling Down.
Guess what I just found on netflix instant?  ;)

Looking forward to your review
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on December 25, 2010, 03:21:17 PM
You need to see Falling Down.
Guess what I just found on netflix instant?  ;)

Looking forward to your review
You guys prod me if I don't get on watching this soon. Got a ton of other movies I want to get to as well but don't want to forget it.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Tim on December 29, 2010, 02:59:25 AM
are the years 2010-2019 called the tens?


also looks like I am transferring my PhD candidature to another Institute - It looks like a bureaucratic nightmare to make the switch, but my supervisor just moved to another institute.....and well I could do with a little extra time - I think my candidature is pretty much up already ;(
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Tim on December 29, 2010, 03:05:17 AM
or death.....

 :D
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Beavermoose on December 29, 2010, 07:07:03 AM
I think we call it the teens. At least that's what my teacher says in regards to 1910-1919.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 1SO on January 01, 2011, 01:11:14 PM
NOW!

Tried to plant a post on 11:11:11 on 1/1/11.  Missed it by 3 seconds.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FroHam X on January 01, 2011, 01:30:26 PM
On my settings it says 3:11:14 anyway.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Mike Shutt on January 01, 2011, 01:37:36 PM
NOW!

Tried to plant a post on 11:11:11 on 1/1/11.  Missed it by 3 seconds.

You'll have another shot tonight.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on January 03, 2011, 11:34:37 AM
Good riddance to the old bloated threads. They became impossible to search via the print function.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on January 03, 2011, 12:22:37 PM
Good riddance to the old bloated threads. They became impossible to search via the print function.

A general but quiet whine about the Movie Association Thread
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Mosca on January 06, 2011, 08:46:29 AM
HAPPY NEW YEAR y'all  :D
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 06, 2011, 08:48:41 AM
Happy New Year to you!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Mosca on January 06, 2011, 08:54:36 AM
How was it?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 06, 2011, 10:34:12 AM
How was it?

Fabulous - spent it in LA - it was cold and rainy but I was with good friends and I got some seriously awesome shopping in down on Melrose - yay me.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 06, 2011, 10:43:33 AM
How was it?

Fabulous - spent it in LA - it was cold and rainy but I was with good friends and I got some seriously awesome shopping in down on Melrose - yay me.

must be laying out quite a bit on the new svelte Martin wardrobe.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on January 06, 2011, 11:06:08 AM
How was it?

Fabulous - spent it in LA - it was cold and rainy but I was with good friends and I got some seriously awesome shopping in down on Melrose - yay me.

must be laying out quite a bit on the new svelte Martin wardrobe.

St. Martin the Svelte   ;D
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 06, 2011, 01:23:29 PM
How was it?

Fabulous - spent it in LA - it was cold and rainy but I was with good friends and I got some seriously awesome shopping in down on Melrose - yay me.

must be laying out quite a bit on the new svelte Martin wardrobe.

Trying to hold off till I get to my target weight but I couldn't resist the bargains.

How was it?

Fabulous - spent it in LA - it was cold and rainy but I was with good friends and I got some seriously awesome shopping in down on Melrose - yay me.

must be laying out quite a bit on the new svelte Martin wardrobe.

St. Martin the Svelte   ;D


Hmmm - name change?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Mosca on January 07, 2011, 08:25:58 AM
I was thinking: St Martin the Suave
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on January 07, 2011, 08:46:44 AM
St Martin the Spartan
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Mosca on January 07, 2011, 01:18:59 PM
St Martin the Stoic
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: alexarch on January 07, 2011, 01:20:45 PM
How was it?

Fabulous - spent it in LA - it was cold and rainy but I was with good friends and I got some seriously awesome shopping in down on Melrose - yay me.

must be laying out quite a bit on the new svelte Martin wardrobe.

Trying to hold off till I get to my target weight but I couldn't resist the bargains.

How was it?

Fabulous - spent it in LA - it was cold and rainy but I was with good friends and I got some seriously awesome shopping in down on Melrose - yay me.

must be laying out quite a bit on the new svelte Martin wardrobe.

St. Martin the Svelte   ;D


Hmmm - name change?
St. Martin the Naked. (Still waiting for those NSFW pics to hit my inbox, Marty.)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Mosca on January 07, 2011, 01:37:47 PM
I AM SHOCKED  :o
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: alexarch on January 07, 2011, 01:46:12 PM
Speaking of new wardrobes after a weight drop -- In May I bought some espensivo jeans before my weight loss. The weight loss experts say that you shouldn't avoid buying clothes, anticipating weight loss, the idea being that you make yourself happy with the weight you are, which will spur you to treat yourself better, eat better, etc.

So I bought the jeans, lost 25 pounds, and had these nice jeans that looked like what Jerry called, "Jared pants." So I had them altered, and now they look a little like Mom-jeans, fit at the waist and a tad saggy in the butt.

There is no lesson at the end of this story.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FroHam X on January 07, 2011, 01:55:07 PM
Alex, I feel like you should write a book. The new David Sedaris.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Mosca on January 07, 2011, 01:55:57 PM
So I had them altered, and now they look a little like Mom-jeans, fit at the waist and a tad saggy in the butt.
EXCUSE ME. I am a mother and my jeans are nothing like this! Tsk!  :D
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: alexarch on January 07, 2011, 02:12:02 PM
Alex, I feel like you should write a book. The new David Sedaris.
That's probably the highest compliment that anyone could pay me. Thank you. And Mosca, let's be clear. We ALL start sagging in parts as we get older, not just moms. For instance, I've never been more proud of my thin neck that I have now. But nonetheless I'm developing a waddle. It's small, only noticeable to person that scrutinizes ever square inch of himself, but it's there and it will grow.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Mosca on January 07, 2011, 02:28:11 PM
Alex, I feel like you should write a book. The new David Sedaris.
That's probably the highest compliment that anyone could pay me. Thank you. And Mosca, let's be clear. We ALL start sagging in parts as we get older, not just moms. For instance, I've never been more proud of my thin neck that I have now. But nonetheless I'm developing a waddle. It's small, only noticeable to person that scrutinizes ever square inch of himself, but it's there and it will grow.
I agree. But it's my arse that is saggy, NOT my jeans. And I suspect your waddle is a swagger really.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bill Thompson on January 07, 2011, 04:11:21 PM
Hey, a little pimpage that I usually don't participate in, but if any of you feel so inclined head to the link below to vote for my blog. Bill's Movie Emporium, in the Best Review Blog category for the 2011 Total Film Blog Awards. Thanks to any who do vote. :)

2011 Total Film Movie Blog Awards (http://www.totalfilm.com/features/the-2011-total-film-movie-blog-awards/page:6)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on January 07, 2011, 07:40:15 PM
Voted, you are currently in 7th place. Best of luck.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 09, 2011, 12:59:25 AM
St Martin the Spartan

I like this so much I may start wearing sandals, carrying a sword and smart mouthing every Persian I see...

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on January 09, 2011, 03:06:54 AM
Hey, a little pimpage that I usually don't participate in, but if any of you feel so inclined head to the link below to vote for my blog. Bill's Movie Emporium, in the Best Review Blog category for the 2011 Total Film Blog Awards. Thanks to any who do vote. :)

2011 Total Film Movie Blog Awards (http://www.totalfilm.com/features/the-2011-total-film-movie-blog-awards/page:6)

But "Between the Seats" is a nominee, too!  How do I choose?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Mosca on January 09, 2011, 07:52:33 AM
Hey, a little pimpage that I usually don't participate in, but if any of you feel so inclined head to the link below to vote for my blog. Bill's Movie Emporium, in the Best Review Blog category for the 2011 Total Film Blog Awards. Thanks to any who do vote. :)

2011 Total Film Movie Blog Awards (http://www.totalfilm.com/features/the-2011-total-film-movie-blog-awards/page:6)
Bill, I voted for you as I don't want you to break my effing legs! And also, because you write thoughtfully and, in a good way, pugnaciously! Onwards and upwards  :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bill Thompson on January 09, 2011, 11:49:58 AM
Hey, a little pimpage that I usually don't participate in, but if any of you feel so inclined head to the link below to vote for my blog. Bill's Movie Emporium, in the Best Review Blog category for the 2011 Total Film Blog Awards. Thanks to any who do vote. :)

2011 Total Film Movie Blog Awards (http://www.totalfilm.com/features/the-2011-total-film-movie-blog-awards/page:6)

But "Between the Seats" is a nominee, too!  How do I choose?

The only proper way to choose is to use rock, paper, scissors, but I'm not sure how that would work in your situation. :)

Hey, a little pimpage that I usually don't participate in, but if any of you feel so inclined head to the link below to vote for my blog. Bill's Movie Emporium, in the Best Review Blog category for the 2011 Total Film Blog Awards. Thanks to any who do vote. :)

2011 Total Film Movie Blog Awards (http://www.totalfilm.com/features/the-2011-total-film-movie-blog-awards/page:6)
Bill, I voted for you as I don't want you to break my effing legs! And also, because you write thoughtfully and, in a good way, pugnaciously! Onwards and upwards  :)

Thank you kindly :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on January 09, 2011, 01:50:00 PM
I voted for you, Bill, but don't tell Edgar.  Frankly, you review more animation and that's the tops in my book.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bill Thompson on January 10, 2011, 09:05:44 AM
I voted for you, Bill, but don't tell Edgar.  Frankly, you review more animation and that's the tops in my book.

Ha :) Your secret is safe with me.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Emiliana on January 10, 2011, 06:12:09 PM
Could somebody please tell me who this is? I feel I should recognise her, but I don't.

(http://i55.tinypic.com/w7n9tz.jpg)

Somebody I know posted this as their facebook profile picture, and I don't want to ask them about it.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Junior on January 10, 2011, 06:24:23 PM
According to TinyEye (http://www.tineye.com/) it's Priscilla Presley. TinyEye is great for looking up who is in a picture.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Melvil on January 10, 2011, 06:25:38 PM
According to TinyEye (http://www.tineye.com/) it's Priscilla Presley. TinyEye is great for looking up who is in a picture.

Ha, you beat me by seconds. Love TinEye.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Emiliana on January 10, 2011, 06:28:45 PM
Wow, fantastic, thanks guys! I have never heard of TinEye before - looks very useful. Bookmarked!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Melvil on January 10, 2011, 06:30:26 PM
As a side note, I never would have recognized her based on how she looks now. ;)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 1SO on January 10, 2011, 06:52:45 PM
If it's so great, why can't it tell me who worm@work's Avatar is?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on January 10, 2011, 07:02:29 PM
If it's so great, why can't it tell me who worm@work's Avatar is?

Monica Vitti
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Melvil on January 10, 2011, 07:03:19 PM
If it's so great, why can't it tell me who worm@work's Avatar is?

Computers can be struck dumb by beauty too. ;)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 11, 2011, 12:38:44 PM
CINECAST! your Honda Civic - I've a horse outside.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 'Noke on January 11, 2011, 01:16:12 PM
CINECAST! your Honda Civic - I've a horse outside.

 :D.

Oh Marty, I love you.

"CINECAST! your subaru....."
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Melvil on January 12, 2011, 12:48:04 PM
Found a neat abstract wallpaper for my phone on some blog. :)

(http://i56.tinypic.com/13zmv01.jpg)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Junior on January 12, 2011, 12:48:41 PM
Cool!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Junior on January 12, 2011, 06:57:42 PM
I love these famous people (fictional and not) that share my four-letter thing:

Homer
Virgil
William Shakespeare, bard of Avon
A. A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)
Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers' Neighborhood)
Calvin (Calvin and Hobbes)
Bastian (The Neverending Story)
E.T.: the ExtraTerrestrial
Doug Funny, Doug cartoons
Tommy, Rug Rats cartoons
Rocko, Rocko's Modern Life cartoons

Calvin hits home for me for sure.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 23, 2011, 07:55:21 AM
This thread is not so random and surprising anymore since it was remade - I miss you OPWT
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 'Noke on January 23, 2011, 08:26:55 AM
This thread is not so random and surprising anymore since it was remade - I miss you OPWT

You just aren't trying hard enough Marty.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on January 23, 2011, 10:01:37 AM
I have to say, since the changes the forum has been 11.37% less fun.  (I had it quantified by a statistician)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 23, 2011, 10:16:35 AM
This thread is not so random and surprising anymore since it was remade - I miss you OPWT

You just aren't trying hard enough Marty.

Sadly - this may be true - I am close to 10K and I have lost my mojo...

I have to say, since the changes the forum has been 11.37% less fun.  (I had it quantified by a statistician)

 :D
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 'Noke on January 23, 2011, 10:47:42 AM
I have to say, since the changes the forum has been 11.37% less fun.  (I had it quantified by a statistician)

Can you break that down by change? How much of that was OPW locking?

This thread is not so random and surprising anymore since it was remade - I miss you OPWT

You just aren't trying hard enough Marty.

Sadly - this may be true - I am close to 10K and I have lost my mojo...

Keep it up Marty!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 23, 2011, 11:06:51 AM
Just to be random and change things up:

The Rescues - Teenage Dream (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THUk6dVwbyE#ws)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 'Noke on January 23, 2011, 11:15:11 AM
Well done.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FroHam X on January 23, 2011, 11:19:51 AM
Proof that Teenage Dream is the best song ever written. But then, of course it is. A song cannot be bad if it takes five people to write it.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Mosca on January 23, 2011, 12:36:30 PM
Random for my KoC:
http://www.firstfoot.com/dictionary/full.html (http://www.firstfoot.com/dictionary/full.html)
It's very amusing.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 23, 2011, 03:02:29 PM
Heh - I'm a Bajin...
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Mosca on January 23, 2011, 03:11:41 PM
Heh - I'm a Bajin...
Wot, as in:
'See that Marty, thas a bajin, he's oanly chibbed tha' puur Mrs Wummin ferrer pension'
NO! And not a Spangle either.  :D
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 23, 2011, 03:12:18 PM
Rihanna - Umbrella (Acoustic) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=589Mvlz6LWE&feature=related#)

Marie Digby put this on her last album although she used the Rhianna pronunciation of UM-BER-ELLA which I like better than this early version but Marie's version is my favorite.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 23, 2011, 03:17:05 PM
I've got nothing to say, but I just wanted to say that because I haven't really said much lately...
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 'Noke on January 23, 2011, 03:25:00 PM
Ted Leo - Since U Been Gone / Maps (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBr5FPIL8UU#)

It just makes sense.....in my mind.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on January 23, 2011, 03:43:14 PM
All these top 40 songs were so perfect in their original form.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 'Noke on January 23, 2011, 03:49:35 PM
All these top 40 songs were so perfect in their original form.

But! Matt! Ted!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on January 23, 2011, 03:55:02 PM
Yeah, I don't get that guy. I'll try again...for you, jbizz, and tiny. But aside from that, the song was just so perfect before.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 23, 2011, 04:40:51 PM
All these top 40 songs were so perfect in their original form.

Well it's a good thing that they are still available in that very same original form for you to still enjoy.
For myself - I am always open to reinterpretations. Most art is borrowed anyway.

But then again - I'm a real choob... ;D
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: roujin on January 23, 2011, 08:55:51 PM
All these top 40 songs were so perfect in their original form.

Acoustic guitars are evil.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on January 23, 2011, 09:50:54 PM
For myself - I am always open to reinterpretations.
Of course!

All these top 40 songs were so perfect in their original form.
Acoustic guitars are evil.
They're wonderful, but dangerous. 



Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 24, 2011, 12:48:28 AM
They're wonderful, but dangerous. 

especially when their power is magnified by an open dorm room door
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on January 24, 2011, 01:01:03 AM
Proof that Teenage Dream is the best song ever written. But then, of course it is. A song cannot be bad if it takes five people to write it.

It is amazing what real instruments and the ability to sing can do to a song.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: roujin on January 24, 2011, 09:46:06 AM
Make the song worse?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on January 24, 2011, 12:38:08 PM
They're wonderful, but dangerous.  
especially when their power is magnified by an open dorm room door
Your roommate was a Jack Johnson fan?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Corndog on January 24, 2011, 05:08:27 PM
Episode 2 of Here's the Thing  (http://heresthethingradio.blogspot.com/) airs tonight from 10-12 EST. You can listen in live at lbearcastradio.com, or wait for the podcast on our blog.

Oh, and as a way to get people to listen to the show, Comedian Jimmy Pardo will be a guest on the show tonight. Yes, we are a legitimate radio program in case you had doubts.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Mosca on January 25, 2011, 09:43:50 AM
Let's be nice to people who have only just joined the forum  :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 25, 2011, 09:57:35 AM
Agreed.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 25, 2011, 10:38:34 AM
It's more fun to haze the regulars anyway.  :D
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Corndog on January 25, 2011, 10:38:54 AM
FRESHMAN!!!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 25, 2011, 10:44:12 AM
Just don't duct tape their buns together.  that turned out really badly for a friend of mine.  see, there was this jock type right...
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Beavermoose on January 25, 2011, 07:04:08 PM
Lets pants 'em.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 25, 2011, 07:12:46 PM
Swirly?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: BlueVoid on January 25, 2011, 11:24:35 PM
Anyone have a pickle?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 25, 2011, 11:32:01 PM
are you referencing pickle CINECAST!er?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: BlueVoid on January 26, 2011, 12:20:09 AM
are you referencing pickle CINECAST!er?

How many steps do you think he could make?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: pixote on January 30, 2011, 01:25:46 AM
I was going to post on Twitter today how the grocery store was selling the entire season seven of Degrassi: The Next Generation for just $4.99 and how it's too bad it couldn't have been a season of the original Degrassi, but then I remembered that matt tmw wasn't on Twitter so what's the point.

pixote
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on January 30, 2011, 01:31:42 AM
But I am!

@chico_et_le_man
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 30, 2011, 01:34:36 AM
But you haven't tweeted in months.  :P
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: pixote on January 30, 2011, 01:34:54 AM
Well, gee, now I'm just hurt that you're not one of my followers.  :'(

cinepix
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on January 30, 2011, 01:38:13 AM
But you haven't tweeted in months.  :P
I'm more a user than a a pusher.

Well, gee, now I'm just hurt that you're not one of my followers.  :'(

cinepix
Fixed.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: pixote on February 01, 2011, 04:08:42 AM
My eyes hurt.

pixote
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Junior on February 01, 2011, 11:54:59 AM
That picture I took of the cat and the dead rabbit has over 1,900 views on flickr now. Figures that my worst shot is also my most viewed.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Junior on February 01, 2011, 12:31:57 PM
That picture I took of the cat and the dead rabbit has over 1,900 views on flickr now. Figures that my worst shot is also my most viewed.

Up to 3124 now.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Tequila on February 01, 2011, 01:01:02 PM
Would you post a link already?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Junior on February 01, 2011, 01:05:41 PM
TADA! http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnslngr1919/5407379571/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnslngr1919/5407379571/#)

Up to 4k now. That's roughly 20 percent of total views to my flickr in the past 4 years.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on February 01, 2011, 06:40:29 PM
Is anyone cold yet?


Muahahaha!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Junior on February 01, 2011, 09:36:52 PM
TADA! http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnslngr1919/5407379571/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gnslngr1919/5407379571/#)

Up to 4k now. That's roughly 20 percent of total views to my flickr in the past 4 years.

Ok, now it's at over 20,000 views. All of my pictures combined equal only 34,000. Almost 60 percent of my total flickr views have been of a dead rabbit with its head torn off.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on February 01, 2011, 09:41:16 PM
Maybe you could do a Dead Rabbit series.  You'd be famous!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on February 02, 2011, 10:21:55 PM
Late in the day, but wishing you a...
(http://i53.tinypic.com/dr2lgw.jpg)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on February 02, 2011, 10:37:13 PM
Good night my pretties...
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bill Thompson on February 03, 2011, 03:29:53 PM
Figured I'd ask this here, but even when not in use it is bad to stack one laptop on top of another one, correct? It's a silly question, but I've never had more than one laptop before, but now that I'm moving in with my fiancee we will and we're struggling to find room for everything. She asked me about this and my gut said that it wouldn't be a good thing, but I wanted to check and make sure.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on February 03, 2011, 03:37:13 PM
It won't be a problem. Just put the heavier one on the bottom.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: alexarch on February 04, 2011, 08:23:56 AM
Figured I'd ask this here, but even when not in use it is bad to stack one laptop on top of another one, correct? It's a silly question, but I've never had more than one laptop before, but now that I'm moving in with my fiancee we will and we're struggling to find room for everything. She asked me about this and my gut said that it wouldn't be a good thing, but I wanted to check and make sure.
Not sure why, but I stacked a MacBook on top of another, and it wouldn't turn on. Took it off the other MacBook and it turned on fine.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on February 05, 2011, 09:05:39 PM
Mr. Semantic would have been a good Roger Hargreaves book.  :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: alexarch on February 07, 2011, 10:53:37 AM
It's frigging cold in here. My nipples are harder than allowed on broadcast television.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: alexarch on February 07, 2011, 02:01:23 PM
Just now, I was trying to shake the word "misanthrope" out of the dark recesses of my brain. Before it came out, my mind spat out "androgynist" and "misanthropist." Now I'd like definitions of those two non-words.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on February 08, 2011, 12:43:12 AM
Just now, I was trying to shake the word "misanthrope" out of the dark recesses of my brain. Before it came out, my mind spat out "androgynist" and "misanthropist." Now I'd like definitions of those two non-words.

Androgynist: A geneticist who studies XXY chromosome types.
Misanthropist: A psychologist who specializes in the behavior of bureaucrats
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 08, 2011, 12:51:55 AM
huh, would've though and androgynist studies this guy (http://www.944.com/data/events/images/3/6/8/7/2/rsvp.jpg) amongst other interests.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on February 08, 2011, 01:02:58 AM
it's good for words to have multiple meanings.  Otherwise, how could a dictionary be made?  And if there are no dictionaries, how can there be language?  We must create more meanings for words that otherwise would not exist, so we may have more language.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Mosca on February 08, 2011, 04:09:58 PM
it's good for words to have multiple meanings.  Otherwise, how could a dictionary be made?  And if there are no dictionaries, how can there be language?  We must create more meanings for words that otherwise would not exist, so we may have more language.
Yes, let's neologise  :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: enzobot24 on February 08, 2011, 07:55:18 PM
it's good for words to have multiple meanings.  Otherwise, how could a dictionary be made?  And if there are no dictionaries, how can there be language?  We must create more meanings for words that otherwise would not exist, so we may have more language.

That's what portmanteaus are for.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: pixote on February 10, 2011, 05:48:02 PM
Remember when I had mono? What a lark that was!

pixote
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on February 10, 2011, 06:41:34 PM
Remember when I had mono? What a lark that was!

pixote

Someday you'll look back and say, "Those were the best days of my life".... well, maybe not.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: pixote on February 14, 2011, 01:57:03 AM
The next Arcade Fire album should totally feature Rihanna.

pixote
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 14, 2011, 03:26:27 PM
I used to be Number Four but then they changed what Number Four was. Now what I am isn't Number Four and what's Number Four seems weird and scary.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Mosca on February 14, 2011, 03:34:54 PM
I used to be Number Four but then they changed what Number Four was. Now what I am isn't Number Four and what's Number Four seems weird and scary.
ATP ranking?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 14, 2011, 03:47:51 PM
I used to be Number Four but then they changed what Number Four was. Now what I am isn't Number Four and what's Number Four seems weird and scary.
ATP ranking?

A-B-E ranking.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: alexarch on February 16, 2011, 11:54:38 AM
My stomach is better looking than your stomach.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: alexarch on February 16, 2011, 11:55:49 AM
No, not YOUR stomach. His and hers. Thought that was obvious.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FifthCityMuse on February 16, 2011, 06:36:07 PM
I always feel like more of an adult when doing banking. Even if I'm just transferring money from one of my accounts to another or my accounts.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: alexarch on February 20, 2011, 04:38:03 PM
I need for NBC to make Maya Rudolph's brilliant "Tiny Moves" available for distribution or posting in online, movie-buff forums.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: alexarch on February 21, 2011, 03:32:23 PM
We roast cocoa beans, and we roast coffee beans. The end products of both beans go together like curmudgeonly television doctors and canes. So, how close, evolutionary speaking, are cocoa and coffee trees?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 21, 2011, 04:21:32 PM
Coffee
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Ixoroideae
Tribe: Coffeeae
Genus: Coffea
Species: Coffea arabica
Cocoa
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Rosids
Order: Malvales
Family: Malvaceae
Subfamily: Byttnerioideae
Tribe: Theobromateae
Genus: Theobroma
Species: Theobroma cacao
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: alexarch on February 23, 2011, 05:56:13 PM
Well, color me disappointed. Would've thought they were closer.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: alexarch on February 24, 2011, 03:30:15 PM
Why does Amazon on Chrome suck so bad? Am I missing a plug-in?

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5059/5474866274_21fc9f40af.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/baldingangrily/5474866274/)
Picture 1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/baldingangrily/5474866274/#) by AKnesnik (http://www.flickr.com/people/baldingangrily/), on Flickr
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: alexarch on February 24, 2011, 03:32:38 PM
(http://www.944.com/data/events/images/3/6/8/7/2/rsvp.jpg)

(http://www.threadbombing.com/data/media/15/simpsons_nelson_haha2.jpg)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on February 24, 2011, 03:39:56 PM
Why does Amazon on Chrome suck so bad? Am I missing a plug-in?

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5059/5474866274_21fc9f40af.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/baldingangrily/5474866274/)
Picture 1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/baldingangrily/5474866274/#) by AKnesnik (http://www.flickr.com/people/baldingangrily/), on Flickr

Hmm, it certainly doesn't render like that for me.

Best guess I'd say Java is either disabled or not installed. (or flash)?

I'm no expert though.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 24, 2011, 05:09:55 PM
It shouldn't look like that. Try hitting F5 when you're on an amazon page.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 'Noke on February 27, 2011, 09:39:03 AM
I'm looking forward to going into school tomorrow and if anyone mentions the oscars I'm going to go "screw the oscars, filmspots winners come out tonight!!!!" and then not explaining what I'm talking about.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 1SO on February 27, 2011, 02:53:03 PM
I'm looking forward to coming home. Getting back to my marathon. Getting back to the boards. On the upside I'm almost done with Lost. 5 episodes to go.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Beavermoose on March 04, 2011, 10:54:48 AM
Charlie Sheen visited me in my dream and told me I should join twitter and follow him. He said it was the only way I could ever be bi-winning.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: pixote on March 04, 2011, 10:22:01 PM
Has anybody ever used the Scroll Lock key on their keyboard intentionally? Or, like me, do you just hit it by accident every now and then and then spend twenty seconds wondering why your computer's acting weird?

pixote
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on March 04, 2011, 10:40:42 PM
Also, too, numlock.
Also, too, capslock.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Beavermoose on March 05, 2011, 01:28:33 PM
Charlie Sheen visited me in my dream and told me I should join twitter and follow him. He said it was the only way I could ever be bi-winning.

So  I did it... @AlexBeaverMof
My life is complete.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on March 08, 2011, 04:00:47 PM
Also, too, numlock.
Also, too, capslock.

Seriously, you do not use numlock or capslock, intentionally?

I never use scrolllock intentionally.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 10, 2011, 04:32:13 PM
So this has been the lamest spring break ever. Friday and Saturday were spent trying to fix a car. Monday I went out of town to visit schools, which was good, I guess. But Tuesday and Wednesday I was sick and now I find out the car we ended up trying to fix actually is still broken. So yea, Finally I've got time to go out and do stuff and I've got no car. Guess I'll just get ahead on school or something lame like that.

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Junior on March 12, 2011, 12:35:29 AM
HA! The Whiteboard Podcast beat Filmspotting to a review of The Adjustment Bureau. Too bad Filmspotting has about a billion times more listeners.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on March 12, 2011, 09:09:38 PM
Can I just say that I love my new iPhone?
I just did.

Its like my new BFF (but never my wingman)...
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: pixote on March 14, 2011, 12:07:05 AM
I seem to be mad at the world today. Not sure why.

Happy to be here, though. Yay for refuge. Yay for all of you.

pixote
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 14, 2011, 12:56:45 AM
I know how you feel. Been in an unusual rut of general anger today.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on March 14, 2011, 11:40:56 AM
I know how you feel. Been in an unusual rut of general anger today.

I've been having that problem for a month.  I think its time for me to take a few days off.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Verite on March 14, 2011, 12:27:40 PM
Got two 404 errors today for the first time since the search changes were instituted.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Katebo on March 14, 2011, 12:28:02 PM
Happy Pi Day, everyone! Take a few minutes out of today to enjoy a slice of apple, cherry, or whatever your favorite flavor is, and ponder the mysteries of 3.14159...
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FroHam X on March 14, 2011, 12:51:34 PM
And when you're eating that slice of pie you'd better be doing your best Special Agent Dale Coop impression.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on March 14, 2011, 06:32:21 PM
That's a thumbs up Diane.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 16, 2011, 09:21:22 AM
Last night I had a dream where The Reelists turned out to be pretty famous.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FroHam X on March 16, 2011, 09:23:44 AM
It might get there if certain people would come up with films to compare and contrast based on related themes...
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 16, 2011, 09:29:15 AM
I'll make a comeback. Just need to get through this rut of stuff right now.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FroHam X on March 16, 2011, 09:33:11 AM
Don't worry about it. Ain't like I'm paying you.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 16, 2011, 09:48:52 AM
I'm holding out till you start.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FroHam X on March 16, 2011, 09:51:43 AM
You'll be waiting a very very long time.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 16, 2011, 10:05:51 AM
 :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Corndog on March 16, 2011, 04:32:37 PM
I'm dropping off the face of the earth. Can't find a good idea for a consistent column and can't find the time write if I did. Sorry FroHam, I'm out for now.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on March 16, 2011, 04:54:31 PM
One of these days FroHam is gonna get desperate and come begging to me for a regular trite and overdone DVD releases column. ;)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FroHam X on March 16, 2011, 05:50:57 PM
I'd be happy witha DVD column.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Mosca on March 22, 2011, 04:57:49 PM
Just wondering, what would it be like for some people if there was a word count of say, oooh, 100 words, per post. Eh?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on March 22, 2011, 05:36:05 PM
Minimum or maximum?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Beavermoose on March 22, 2011, 05:45:04 PM
Just wondering, what would it be like for some people if there was a word count of say, oooh, 100 words, per post. Eh?

I wish.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on March 22, 2011, 06:47:01 PM
Just wondering, what would it be like for some people if there was a word count of say, oooh, 100 words, per post. Eh?

Would a picture count for 1000?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on March 22, 2011, 10:48:10 PM
Just wondering, what would it be like for some people if there was a word count of say, oooh, 100 words, per post. Eh?

Many would be speechless.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 1SO on March 22, 2011, 11:55:25 PM
Just wondering, what would it be like for some people if there was a word count of say, oooh, 100 words, per post. Eh?

Many would be speechless.

...
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: verbALs on March 23, 2011, 09:37:04 AM
Just wondering, what would it be like for some people if there was a word count of say, oooh, 100 words, per post. Eh?

My next 4 reviews are 311, 177, 306 and 402 words long respectively. So my answer to your proposal is a rude word. ;D 
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Mosca on March 23, 2011, 10:06:37 AM
Just wondering, what would it be like for some people if there was a word count of say, oooh, 100 words, per post. Eh?

My next 4 reviews are 311, 177, 306 and 402 words long respectively. So my answer to your proposal is a rude word. ;D 
If you bring that sentence in for a fitting, I can have it shortened by Wednesday. Hawkeye, M*A*S*H
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: MartinTeller on March 23, 2011, 08:41:45 PM
Most of the time I browse this forum from work and stay on top of it pretty easily.  When I take a day off and am doing my own thing*, it's amazing how fast the new posts seem to pile up.  It's daunting to log in and see 50 threads with new posts!


* 1) running around to appointments; and 2) playing "Stacking"
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on March 24, 2011, 02:18:04 PM
Most of the time I browse this forum from work and stay on top of it pretty easily.  When I take a day off and am doing my own thing*, it's amazing how fast the new posts seem to pile up.  It's daunting to log in and see 50 threads with new posts!


* 1) running around to appointments; and 2) playing "Stacking"

Filmspotting: It's not just an adventure, it's a job.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Verite on March 25, 2011, 05:02:21 PM
Lately, roujin, worm, matt, flieger, and pixote haven't been posting as much as they used to.  :'(
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on March 25, 2011, 05:13:20 PM
I just figured you were finally admitting defeat. I am king of page 2.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: MartinTeller on March 25, 2011, 05:16:34 PM
I have a three year Harper's backlog

I cancelled my subscription to Harper's like 12 years ago because they just kept accumulating.  Same thing happened with The New Yorker.  Curse you, periodicals!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 25, 2011, 05:32:05 PM
roujin is too busy podcasting and stealing 2-year-olds' snacks.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on March 25, 2011, 05:48:00 PM
My key to keeping up with magazines is realizing I don't have to read every article. The Economist in particular would overwhelm me if I didn't get into the habit of reading the Leaders and then skimming most of the articles for things that strike my fancy.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: roujin on March 25, 2011, 08:19:45 PM
Lately, roujin, worm, matt, flieger, and pixote haven't been posting as much as they used to.  :'(

Howdy.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on March 25, 2011, 10:45:40 PM
I stupidly went and got a grown-up job - they make me start before 10! - but my forum commitment remains strong.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 25, 2011, 10:46:27 PM
I stupidly went and got a grown-up job - they make me start before 10! - but my forum commitment remains strong.

its ok, we can get thru this.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on March 25, 2011, 10:47:23 PM
5:01pm drinks help.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 25, 2011, 10:52:49 PM
yeah, but not as much as the 2:45 ones.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on March 26, 2011, 02:20:58 AM
I now have more posts than Colleen.  That's sad.  :(
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on March 26, 2011, 01:42:24 PM
looking for a new avatar
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 26, 2011, 01:44:50 PM
Lost the addiction?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on March 26, 2011, 01:48:03 PM
naw - just feel like a change...
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on March 26, 2011, 07:58:41 PM
Submitted final grades this morning, then spent almost the entire day outside with Uri doing yard work - so very nice to be AWAY from my desk and enjoying spring.

Apple trees pruned (all 5), flower beds dug out, car washed.  Yay!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on March 26, 2011, 08:01:39 PM
Just got back from having sushi - full on spider rolls, sapporo and nigori sake...yum.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Corndog on March 26, 2011, 10:37:56 PM
Back from the Cincinnati Roller Girls. Wow, tons of fun. K. Lethal, Hannah Ouchocinco and Wheezy killed Ramb0 Samb0 and the other Nashville jammers tonight.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on March 26, 2011, 10:42:11 PM
Just got back from having sushi - full on spider rolls, sapporo and nigori sake...yum.
Yummmm.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on March 26, 2011, 11:10:57 PM
Back from the Cincinnati Roller Girls. Wow, tons of fun. K. Lethal, Hannah Ouchocinco and Wheezy killed Ramb0 Samb0 and the other Nashville jammers tonight.

I have a friend on the Denver Roller Dolls so I've been to a number of their bouts. Yeah, good times.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 1SO on March 27, 2011, 11:55:13 AM
I just figured you were finally admitting defeat. I am king of page 2.

Not Anymore. Welcome to Page 1.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 'Noke on March 31, 2011, 02:56:38 PM
Could somebody please help me manipulate a youtube link so when it's clicked it will go straight to a specific point in the video? Thank you.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Melvil on March 31, 2011, 03:06:06 PM
Let the internet do it for you! (http://youtubetime.com/) :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Verite on April 04, 2011, 04:50:54 PM
Emiliana hasn't been posting much.  :'(
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on April 04, 2011, 05:55:43 PM
Emiliana hasn't been posting much.  :'(
I've just been thinking the same. :(
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on April 04, 2011, 05:58:22 PM
Emiliana hasn't been posting much.  :'(
I've just been thinking the same. :(
Is she busy sorting out her new place?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on April 04, 2011, 06:24:03 PM
Emiliana hasn't been posting much.  :'(
I've just been thinking the same. :(
Is she busy sorting out her new place?
She was basically moved in last I talked to her. I do know, though, that she started a new job sometime in January, and it was keeping her really busy - that could be it still.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Melvil on April 04, 2011, 09:55:31 PM
Is it just me or are TV stands ridiculously overpriced? It seems like they start at about $150 for something incredibly basic.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on April 04, 2011, 10:03:16 PM
Is it just me or are TV stands ridiculously overpriced? It seems like they start at about $150 for something incredibly basic.

I hear cinder blocks are cheap. :D
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on April 04, 2011, 10:06:15 PM
Yeah, for what you get seems like half that price would be more reasonable. Total gouging for something they know you'll need.

Is the diy route an option? You could build it exactly the way you want. Take a look at what this guy put together with some basic materials (http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/home-theater-design-construction/23753-my-diy-flexy-rack-tv-stand.html). Looks pretty sharp when it's all finished.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on April 04, 2011, 10:07:52 PM
Heck, that's some good work.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Melvil on April 04, 2011, 10:19:15 PM
Is the diy route an option?

The new TV was supposed to be the reward for all the home-improvement stuff I've been doing, not more work. ;D

But maybe. I've just been planning out a coffee table I'm going to try to build. Match set!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Emiliana on April 06, 2011, 07:08:29 AM
Emiliana hasn't been posting much.  :'(
I've just been thinking the same. :(
Is she busy sorting out her new place?
She was basically moved in last I talked to her. I do know, though, that she started a new job sometime in January, and it was keeping her really busy - that could be it still.

Oh you wonderful, wonderful people...

oad is right - all is well with my new place, I am moved in and it feels like home. It's the new job that's been putting me through the wringer - it has basically sucked away all my energy to do anything else. And I also have to confess that every time I do manage to come here (and I have still been here pretty regularly, lurking instead of posting), the boards feel more and more alien to me. I miss many of you a lot, and I feel extremely guilty about not being here (and doing certain write-ups), but right now I am quite simply a little overwhelmed by it all.

However, I hope I'll be able to get things together soon and come back. Thank you guys for asking, it really means a lot.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on April 06, 2011, 05:57:19 PM
We miss you Em!



So apparently someone in my neighborhood, or driving through my neighborhood drives a silver DeLorean.  I was sitting on my porch swing and it comes around the corner like some regular car.  How awesome is that?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FroHam X on April 06, 2011, 06:16:50 PM
That is the most awesome thing ever and further proof that I need to come live with you. Great cooking and time travel are a perfect combination.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on April 06, 2011, 06:24:08 PM
I knew you would appreciate it, FroHam
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on April 06, 2011, 08:39:21 PM
We miss you Em!
Yes!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on April 07, 2011, 01:28:42 PM
I just noticed, I'm completely used to the new forums. Took a bit of time, but I'm there.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Corndog on April 07, 2011, 07:07:30 PM
Have I mentioned how awesome I think it is that on the new forum you can click a picture to see its original size if it has been resized for a post?

Well, it is.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Beavermoose on April 11, 2011, 06:13:31 PM
pix hasn't been around much lately, he's probably planning an awesome 25000th post.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: tinyholidays on April 11, 2011, 06:16:35 PM
I am hoping to lure pix back by posting a 90s Far East verdict tonight. If all goes to plan, it should be as reviving as applause for Tinkerbell.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Melvil on April 11, 2011, 06:19:31 PM
I am hoping to lure pix back by posting a 90s Far East verdict tonight. If all goes to plan, it should be as reviving as applause for Tinkerbell.

 :) I'm looking forward to it!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: tinyholidays on April 11, 2011, 06:25:31 PM
Oh no. Don't get your hopes up for anything impressive in the verdict's content. But maybe it'll inspire other people to fire up their 90s Far East assignments as well?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Verite on April 11, 2011, 07:02:14 PM
pix hasn't been around much lately, he's probably planning an awesome 25000th post.

I think he's busy with the documentary shortlist.  And that upcoming milestone post might be some huge review of the docs he's been watching.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on April 11, 2011, 07:09:28 PM
I'm not participating in the 90s FE bracket again until Maborosi is resurrected.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on April 11, 2011, 07:16:25 PM
Eep! Did I kick that out? I can't remember. :(
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: tinyholidays on April 11, 2011, 07:19:14 PM
Looks like it (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=4515.msg320228#msg320228), 'noff.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on April 11, 2011, 07:30:53 PM
Heh. I tried to make amends in the verdict. I support your movement, Bondo!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on April 11, 2011, 08:10:45 PM
Heh. I tried to make amends in the verdict. I support your movement, Bondo!

Having seen three Koreeda films, if not for the fact that I love two of them, I would never recommend them to myself just thinking about the style of film. So I can understand your verdict perfectly.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on April 12, 2011, 05:38:27 PM
Yuri Gagarin really brightened-up my Googling today.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on April 12, 2011, 09:41:35 PM
Anybody meditate?  What are the benefits for you?  I am thinking about taking it up.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on April 12, 2011, 11:01:12 PM
Anybody meditate?  What are the benefits for you?  I am thinking about taking it up.

I go in waves - when I do - I find myself more in tune with my own emotions. I don't necessarily become more peaceful but I can watch my own thoughts (emotions) come into existence and, hopefully, better control my responses.
My resources are Buddhist but if you are interested I can send you a few websites that have some helpful tips or recommend a couple of good books.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Beavermoose on April 14, 2011, 10:05:06 PM
I read meditate as medicate...
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on April 14, 2011, 10:42:35 PM
I read meditate as medicate...

I read it mediate.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 'Noke on April 15, 2011, 05:50:24 PM
Anybody meditate?  What are the benefits for you?  I am thinking about taking it up.

Indeed. It's incredibly peaceful afterwards, and relaxes and focuses my mind.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on April 18, 2011, 03:50:26 PM
I wish there was a famous movie theater in my town and I could say "I saw Ben Hur at the ********" last night, and people would know where I meant.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 18, 2011, 05:14:36 PM
You and me both.

Although, it would be totally fun to just give the theater name anyway even though it's generic, like

Quote
I totally watched Scream 4 at Hollywood 16. It was boss.

Or something like that.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on April 18, 2011, 06:47:11 PM
The theater I like best here is called The Globe. Sounds big but it's just three screens. The upside is that it's never busy (even opening night for a BIG film will only fill it 1/3 to 1/2). Another plus is that it's mostly old people who go to the theater, and they like to sit as far back as possible and often way out on the edges. Also, with the exception of bag rustling, they are quiet. Matinees are 6$, primetime 9$. Good stuff.

The downside is the concession is never manned by more than one person (typically an overwhelmed 15 year old girl). You don't show up early to get a good seat, you show up early to get popcorn in time. The other downside is that 1 out of 2 times theres some misalignment with the projector or the tracking is off (sorry, I don't know what else to call it. It's when you see the bottom half of the image on top and the top half on bottom, and there's the break in the middle). Since there's no projectionist they just set it and forget it so someone always has to run out and get them to fix it (typically the same 15 year old girl getting crushed at the concession).

Me and my friends have gotten used to saying "It's always an experience at The Globe".
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Corndog on April 18, 2011, 09:58:23 PM
Aw, I feel bad for her.

In Cincinnati there is a nice trio of the kind of independent theaters. There is the Esquire in Clifton, which is where the University is, and also right down the street from where ses works. And then there is the Mariemont on the east side of town and the Kenwood theater, which opened fairly recently. So we have a nice selection and I have had good experiences at all.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Beavermoose on April 18, 2011, 10:03:33 PM
The other downside is that 1 out of 2 times theres some misalignment with the projector or the tracking is off (sorry, I don't know what else to call it. It's when you see the bottom half of the image on top and the top half on bottom, and there's the break in the middle).

35mm film stock has 4 sprocket holes to every frame. If they don't know what they're doing they've got a 3 in 4 chance of placing the frame off center while threading it through the projector.

They should really hire a projectionist, preferably that old guy from Last Action Hero.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FroHam X on April 18, 2011, 10:08:18 PM
Really all it takes is somebody who understand the concept of aligning the leader frame with the aperture or aperture guide.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: enzobot24 on April 18, 2011, 10:09:29 PM
As much as I hate the Southern California heat (living on the precipice of the desert) - I do love being able to drive an hour to the ArcLight, Laemmle, and Egyptian theaters in Los Angeles.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: tinyholidays on April 20, 2011, 09:43:37 AM
Does anyone else on here use Google Reader? I would like to have more friends. Let us increase our network. Way better than tumblr.

My id is the email addy in my profile.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 20, 2011, 12:59:58 PM
I use feedly cuz I'm a hipster.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FroHam X on April 20, 2011, 01:05:23 PM
RSS is for hipsters.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 20, 2011, 02:11:27 PM
I use feedly cuz I'm a hipster.

Ah, that's where the feedly traffic comes from. Interesting.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on April 20, 2011, 03:19:28 PM
Does anyone else on here use Google Reader? I would like to have more friends. Let us increase our network. Way better than tumblr.

I use Google Reader...though your e-mail isn't publicly shown in your profile (so far as I could tell).
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on April 20, 2011, 03:34:19 PM
What does google reader do? (pretend I'm an idiot)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on April 20, 2011, 03:37:15 PM
It consolidates all your RSS feeds (blogs and news and even forum threads if one was so inclined) into one convenient place rather than having to check each individual site. It also has social functions like sharing things you find interesting with comments and the like.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on April 20, 2011, 03:58:32 PM
That's cool.

I find these board keep me pretty well plugged in though anyways.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: tinyholidays on April 20, 2011, 04:02:56 PM
I use Google Reader...though your e-mail isn't publicly shown in your profile (so far as I could tell).

Excellent point, Bondo. I was thinking of the old profile, perhaps? It's rader.leslie.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bill Thompson on April 20, 2011, 05:11:31 PM
Does anyone else on here use Google Reader? I would like to have more friends. Let us increase our network. Way better than tumblr.

My id is the email addy in my profile.

I use Google Reader, I had no idea it had any social networking capabilities though.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Melvil on May 01, 2011, 10:24:45 PM
I don't enjoy these peanuts, but I'm eating them anyways.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on May 02, 2011, 01:58:21 PM
My wife's birthday!  We're going to The Cheesecake Factory.  And then probably take some pictures.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on May 02, 2011, 02:23:47 PM
Woo! Have fun!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bill Thompson on May 02, 2011, 02:24:01 PM
My wife's birthday!  We're going to The Cheesecake Factory.  And then probably take some pictures.

Have a bunch of fun!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Melvil on May 02, 2011, 02:40:16 PM
Have a bunch of fun cheesecake!

In addition to fun, of course. :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 1SO on May 03, 2011, 10:21:10 AM
Couldn't find a thread for Broadway.

Tony nominations are out and while I've heard from everyone how great Book of Mormon is, I've been looking at youtube clips of The Scottsboro Boys and it looks equally amazing. Wish I could go to NYC and do a direct comparison.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 03, 2011, 10:25:23 AM
I want to see The Book of Mormon hard. They should release a filmed version.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: pixote on May 04, 2011, 12:55:13 AM
I got drunk on Tequila today in celebration of his return.

True story.

pixote
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Tim on May 07, 2011, 06:26:14 AM
I want to see The Book of Mormon hard. They should release a filmed version.

I already read the book, it was pretty boring ;)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Tequila on May 07, 2011, 07:57:54 PM
I got drunk on Tequila today in celebration of his return.
I'm known to have that effect on people.
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Post by: Corndog on May 24, 2011, 12:17:26 AM
Thought it was just an allergy/head cold thing. Now my throat is hurting. Hope it doesn't get any worse.
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Post by: smirnoff on May 24, 2011, 04:33:40 PM
Has imdb been rendering funny for anyone else today? It keeps cramming all the stuff on the right side for some reason. It was doing it at work and now I'm having the same problem at home.
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Post by: Tequila on May 24, 2011, 04:38:23 PM
I'm getting the same, 'noff :(
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Post by: MartinTeller on May 24, 2011, 04:38:37 PM
Has imdb been rendering funny for anyone else today? It keeps cramming all the stuff on the right side for some reason. It was doing it at work and now I'm having the same problem at home.

Yeah I just experienced the same thing.  It fixes itself if you refresh.
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Post by: Verite on May 28, 2011, 03:32:30 PM
Where duder at, yo?
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Post by: Verite on May 31, 2011, 04:21:07 PM
Just got 404'd for the first time in what seems like two months.
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Post by: oldkid on June 03, 2011, 02:50:51 AM
Just got 404'd for the first time in what seems like two months.

Nice to be you.  But it's probably been almost a month for me as well.
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Post by: Beavermoose on June 03, 2011, 03:49:58 AM
I wish.
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Post by: pixote on June 03, 2011, 03:54:37 AM
Sometimes, late at night, when caffeine becomes scares, I wonder if personal marathons will be the downfall of the forum — like, "Hey, let's all get together and talk amongst ourselves to ourself."

Then again, I'm very excited for the eventual resumption of pixote's super slow dictation marathon.

pixote
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Post by: tinyholidays on June 03, 2011, 07:47:30 AM
I can see the self-indulgence aspect of marathon threads, but I also like how they highlight individual (or sometimes partnered) journeys. In a marathon thread, I get to know how other people on this forum see and think about movies in a much more clear manner than I can on the "Write about the last movie" thread. This knowledge helps to inform how I interact with that member in other parts of the forum. Also, marathons often focus on learning about an unfamiliar genre or director, and organizing that can make that thread kind of a designated educational zone, such as what happened with my westerns marathon.
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Post by: ses on June 03, 2011, 07:53:54 AM
the marathon threads used to be all group marathons, I am not exactly sure when it switched to mostly individual marathons
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 03, 2011, 07:58:45 AM
I blame individuality.
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Post by: MartinTeller on June 03, 2011, 08:14:24 AM
The personal marathons get enough interaction when it's movies a lot of people have seen.  Otherwise, it does tend to feel like talking to yourself (e.g., my noir marathon).
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 03, 2011, 08:18:31 AM
I comment on just about any film I've seen. Haven't seen a lot of what people have been talking about in marathons recently.
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Post by: Bondo on June 03, 2011, 08:38:39 AM
I'm hoping theme marathons are maybe the split the difference approach. It can be a bit tough to get multiple people to time watching the same film together (the hazard of the group marathon...or even partnered marathons sometime). But things like Shocktober, Noirvember and Docember or now the One-Night Stands thing may have people with not all that overlapping sets of films but at least they post in a single location with some common purpose that promotes discussion.
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Post by: oldkid on June 03, 2011, 10:30:34 AM
It seems that our group energy is going into Pantheon projects instead of more innovative ones.  If we didn't have so many lists we were keeping up on, at least so frequently, perhaps we'd have more group or partnered marathons. 
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Post by: MartinTeller on June 03, 2011, 11:00:47 AM
It seems that our group energy is going into Pantheon projects instead of more innovative ones.  If we didn't have so many lists we were keeping up on, at least so frequently, perhaps we'd have more group or partnered marathons.

I agree.  It's so secret that I love making lists, but all the different Pantheon lists are starting to feel more like work than fun (I'm actually kind of dreading putting together my cinematography list).  "I'll list my stuff and you list your stuff and then we'll smoosh them all together into one big list of stuff" doesn't really leave much to discuss.

I'm with Bondo, I like the themed marathons where anyone can jump in.
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Post by: 1SO on June 03, 2011, 11:08:29 AM
I'm one of the biggest supporters of the Marathon Thread. First of all, tiny nailed it when she wrote "I get to know how other people on this forum see and think about movies in a much more clear manner than I can on the "Write about the last movie" thread." I wish flieger had a thread for his Jerry Lewis marathon rather than it being scattered all over the Movie Talk board.

The marathons focus my movie watching time on a particular project, so I'm not just wondering what to watch next. That focus has also increased my ability to watch more movies because I know what I want to see next. The group marathons are a lot of fun. I'm already anticipating Bill, me and whoever else will be a part of this Shocktober. I do think something about the group projects has become lost to individual ambition though. It's become very clear with the recent Satyajit Ray discussion.

Here is a filmmaker who can and should be part of a group marathon. I've read individual posts by people who plan to watch, but I'm the only one planning a S. Ray marathon and it's wedged in amongst 50 other directors. I had hoped a group marathon would guide me and I would arrive late to the party with a handful of great recommendations by the lot. Instead it looks like 3 or 4 months from now I'll be checking out a couple based only on Martin and w@w's recommendations.
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Post by: MartinTeller on June 03, 2011, 11:18:37 AM
I'm one of the biggest supporters of the Marathon Thread. First of all, tiny nailed it when she wrote "I get to know how other people on this forum see and think about movies in a much more clear manner than I can on the "Write about the last movie" thread." I wish flieger had a thread for his Jerry Lewis marathon rather than it being scattered all over the Movie Talk board.

The marathons focus my movie watching time on a particular project, so I'm not just wondering what to watch next. That focus has also increased my ability to watch more movies because I know what I want to see next. The group marathons are a lot of fun. I'm already anticipating Bill, me and whoever else will be a part of this Shocktober. I do think something about the group projects has become lost to individual ambition though. It's become very clear with the recent Satyajit Ray discussion.

Here is a filmmaker who can and should be part of a group marathon. I've read individual posts by people who plan to watch, but I'm the only one planning a S. Ray marathon and it's wedged in amongst 50 other directors. I had hoped a group marathon would guide me and I would arrive late to the party with a handful of great recommendations by the lot. Instead it looks like 3 or 4 months from now I'll be checking out a couple based only on Martin and w@w's recommendations.

The problem with a group marathon for Ray is that his films aren't easy to get your hands on, especially if you like things like decent translations.  I know the Ray thread is very me-me-me right now, but I'm hoping it will be a resource and a discussion thread as his work gradually becomes available.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on June 03, 2011, 04:36:33 PM
The problem with group marathons is that often times people drop out, sometimes wholesale. The Disney Marathon was eventually just me for a stretch of about 30 films. To be honest, it's tough to put together a group marathon, and after my experience with the Disney one I don't want to do it again.
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Post by: MartinTeller on June 03, 2011, 04:42:36 PM
Another problem is that there's only about 20 people who post here on a regular basis :/
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Post by: tinyholidays on June 03, 2011, 04:49:20 PM
Glancing at the member list, I'd say it's more like 50.

I do try to wrangle other people in, but a message board is kind of a commitment!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: MartinTeller on June 03, 2011, 04:52:04 PM
Glancing at the member list, I'd say it's more like 50.

Yeah I guess it is closer to 50.
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Post by: Clovis8 on June 03, 2011, 05:31:33 PM
We need to have a member drive and get the word out?

Ideas?
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Post by: ses on June 03, 2011, 05:32:46 PM
I thinks it's more about getting members to post more, we've had over 3000 people post, but not everyone is regular or sticks around.
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Post by: smirnoff on June 03, 2011, 06:21:44 PM
When group marathons were the only thing going the primary motivation behind them was to dip your toe in the water. Also, they sort of operated in conjunction with the podcast and you were motivated because you wanted to be in tune with the coming discussions. On top of that they were only five films long. You knew if nothing else you'd get to hear Adam and Sam/Matty talk about something you just watched, and if you didn't like it it wouldn't go on forever.

Things are more free-form now. You don't necessarily have the podcast to anchor the discussion and I can't remember the last time a marathon was only 5 films. So that's one motivator gone, and a bigger commitment required (due to length). Also just the general purpose of marathons has shifted it seems from introduction to completion. It's hard to find even two people interested and inexperienced in any one thing let alone finding two people who want to dive in that deeply.

In hindsight I kind of feel like the solo-marathons were, perhaps, inevitable. The logical next step. I think people here are pretty experienced in their viewing, they've had a taste of just about everything. Now they're deciding what to pursue further. Fulfilling personal obsessions.

Also, what everyone else said. :)



But yes I would like to see and be a part of a good old fashioned group marathon. The Harry Potter one was really enjoyable.

Do we need to separate individualist marathons to give the group ones room to breath? That subforum can get pretty busy and maybe new members and infrequent members take one look and leave because, well, look at it! It's kind of chaotic, all the crazy names and such. No biggie if you're a regular, all the names make sense. Daunting I imagine if it's your first time (and it might end up being your last).

One way to revitialize the group marathons perhaps (on top of separating them for organizational purposes) is to reign ourselves in a bit. Right now we fire up new marathons willy-nilly and it can be a challange to keep tabs on the progress of all of them (let alone participate). If we limit ourselves to one group marathon a month and only 5 films or even 3 films per marathon, that might focus the existing potential enough to produce a solid turnout. Themes would be suggested and then voted on before each month, similar to how the MDC is handled, and just ONE would be selected. Selecting the films for the marathon could work in a similar fashion. The inherent simplicity of a monthly marathon is something everyone, including those people who are new to the boards, will understand immediately. That seems like a critical thing in getting people on board. Make it simple and easy to jump right in, and not a long commitment.

Just an idea.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on June 03, 2011, 11:42:10 PM
I think it's a good idea, smirnoff.  I've been inspired to do more on the musical front thanks to 1SO's marathon.  Maybe that might be a good subject to do five films on?
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Post by: oneaprilday on June 04, 2011, 12:35:18 PM
I would post more if I could. :(  Other life commitments and such, you know?  I should have lots more - well, some more - time this summer and I plan to be much more present on the forum, starting at the end of this month.

Great ideas, 'noff.  I'd love to participate in another group marathon - it's been a few years since I've done that but loved it when I did -  but I think I need one that's only 5 films or so.  I can commit to a sprint, but not a marathon.
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Post by: oldkid on June 04, 2011, 01:12:42 PM
I would post more if I could. :(  Other life commitments and such, you know?  I should have lots more - well, some more - time this summer and I plan to be much more present on the forum, starting at the end of this month.

Great ideas, 'noff.  I'd love to participate in another group marathon - it's been a few years since I've done that but loved it when I did -  but I think I need one that's only 5 films or so.  I can commit to a sprint, but not a marathon.

It'll be great to have you posting more, OAD.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 04, 2011, 01:18:39 PM
Sometimes, late at night, when caffeine becomes scares, I wonder if personal marathons will be the downfall of the forum — like, "Hey, let's all get together and talk amongst ourselves to ourself."

Then again, I'm very excited for the eventual resumption of pixote's super slow dictation marathon.

pixote

Master and Commander shall return! (Eventually). Been a rough year or so for having sit down, film watching time. I should chip away at the few short ones on the list.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Mike Shutt on June 04, 2011, 02:01:49 PM
If you will pardon my absence, I am back. I am sorry to those who missed me (which I assume is not many, aside from my 80s Bracket followers). There was just a lot going on these past few months with our school play, choosing a college (which is UT), friends moving away across the globe, and CINECAST!ing graduating from high school. I'll try to be on the boards as much as I can. I look forward to reading up on what I've missed, if I possibly can.
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Post by: Junior on June 04, 2011, 02:06:22 PM
Welcome back!
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Post by: sdedalus on June 04, 2011, 02:12:55 PM
The "Write About..." thread is the great River that sustains us all. Give up your blog links, your Marathons and your Directors threads and immerse yourself in its soothing waters.

I love the randomness of the "Write About. . ." thread.  I also like the individual marathons for many of the reasons tiny listed.

Group marathons are extremely difficult to sustain, but I thought one of the best group experiences we've had here was the later rounds of the 90s US bracket, where groups of 3-5 people watched the same pairs and voted on the winner.

I'm too scattered in my interests to stick to a marathon or three the way 1SO and Bondo can.  This year I've got ongoing "marathons" of Shaw Brothers, Cecil B. DeMille, Johnnie To, Silent Films, Japanese Cinema, Eric Rohmer, etc mixed in with all the other random movies I watch.
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Post by: jdc on June 04, 2011, 08:24:25 PM
choosing a college (which is UT)

Tennessee or Texas?
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Post by: Mike Shutt on June 05, 2011, 10:40:51 AM
choosing a college (which is UT)

Tennessee or Texas?

Texas
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Post by: ¡Keith! on June 05, 2011, 01:22:32 PM
I wish flieger had a thread for his Jerry Lewis marathon rather than it being scattered all over the Movie Talk board.

It would be great if you were to curate a marathon from the randomness of the "Write about" thread.  You could take fliegers posts on a series and organize them into an individual marathon or even a group marathon.  Alternately, the use that thread as a the hive mind base that it is to engage, retrospectively, with what peers have written in your own prospective analysis of films.  I think that makes for more lively individual marathon.
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Post by: Bondo on June 05, 2011, 01:41:01 PM
That kind of thing requires search functionality. ;)
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Post by: ¡Keith! on June 05, 2011, 01:43:53 PM
That kind of thing requires search functionality. ;)

It's there. It's twelve moves away, but it's there.
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Post by: sdedalus on June 05, 2011, 02:01:18 PM
In theory, that would be the purpose of the Jerry Lewis Directors Thread.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on June 05, 2011, 05:27:39 PM
In theory, that would be the purpose of the Jerry Lewis Directors Thread.

hmm, good place to store as well
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Post by: pixote on June 05, 2011, 08:08:08 PM
It's there. It's twelve moves away, but it's there.

:)

I'm pretty sure I've quoted that line in the last ten days, myself.

pixote
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Post by: ¡Keith! on June 05, 2011, 10:44:22 PM
It's there. It's twelve moves away, but it's there.

:)

I'm pretty sure I've quoted that line in the last ten days, myself.

pixote

nice.
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Post by: Melvil on June 06, 2011, 09:33:48 PM
Just wanted to put this out here before I commit...I'm probably going to be buying a new TV very soon (plus a PS3). I'm not worried about going super high-end, so I'm looking at this Samsung LN46D630 (http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Samsung+-+46%22+Class+/+1080p+/+120Hz+/+LCD+HDTV/2122306.p?id=1218310760572&skuId=2122306), which is carried locally for about $800. To those who know more about home theater stuff than I do, anything critical I should know before going ahead? My living room isn't super light-controllable, so I think I should stick with an LCD.
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Post by: smirnoff on June 06, 2011, 09:47:25 PM
I haven't looked at any reviews but Samsung generally seems to be well regarded for their lcds. I think this is probably a pretty safe choice.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Melvil on June 06, 2011, 09:50:16 PM
Thanks 'noff! When I went into research mode I realized just how out of the loop I've been, so some extra assurance is great. :)
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Post by: MartinTeller on June 06, 2011, 10:33:56 PM
I have a Samsung LCD (LN52A550P3F, I think) and I'm not all that happy with it.  For the most part it's fine, but doesn't have a satisfactory zoom mode for watching non-anamorphic DVDs, and on some DVDs there's a noticeable "smearing" effect, especially during darker scenes (it happens a lot on Satantango, which upsets me greatly).  I'm thinking about switching to an LED, but I need to research it more.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Tim on June 06, 2011, 10:36:22 PM
I have been spending way too little time on the boards (work has been overwhelming, with family and study filling in the gaps).........I notice this especially when I look at the photos on the board and realise how quickly everyone's children and nieces are growing up.

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Post by: ¡Keith! on June 07, 2011, 01:56:04 AM
baiter.
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Post by: dallegre on June 11, 2011, 10:27:40 AM
Yikes. I haven't posted in a LONG time due to busyness/lack of movie watching/general laziness. Hopefully I can get back to reading, posting, and watching fairly often again.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 11, 2011, 11:16:30 AM
Have I ever told you people I dream in black and white?
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Post by: Beavermoose on June 11, 2011, 03:18:28 PM
I figured you dreamed in a yellow tinted magic hour.
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Post by: Bondo on June 11, 2011, 04:03:59 PM
Have I ever told you people I dream in black and white?

Even Sam's subconscious is pretentious. :P
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Post by: FroHam X on June 11, 2011, 04:37:05 PM
When I dream it's in anamorphic widescreen and there are lots of lens flares.
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Post by: MartinTeller on June 11, 2011, 04:40:53 PM
I don't want to know what Bondo dreams about.
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Post by: FroHam X on June 11, 2011, 05:15:43 PM
Let's just say he dreams some Vivid productions.
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Post by: Bondo on June 11, 2011, 06:04:07 PM
I don't remember my dreams generally. I did have a recurrent dream when I was young that was some weird mix of Back To The Future and Indiana Jones.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on June 12, 2011, 12:38:13 AM
My dreams are all on a sound stage and come with a laugh track...and sometimes people get voted off after you all call in (or text) from your dreams.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Melvil on June 28, 2011, 07:57:57 PM
So the subwoofer my brother ordered came today...

(http://i54.tinypic.com/dvpt2b.jpg)

What.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on June 28, 2011, 08:14:32 PM
That looks like the monolith from 2001...
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 28, 2011, 09:07:36 PM
I decided to give Google Chrome another try, mainly because I tend to be a fan of all things Google. I still need to get used to it some more, but I'm eating my words already, I'm pretty sure I already prefer this more than Firefox. I can't remember why I was so harsh on Chrome the first time around, but things have changed.
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Post by: Melvil on June 28, 2011, 09:14:10 PM
What has won you over about it?
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Post by: saltine on June 28, 2011, 09:14:33 PM
I love Chrome now and as you, Bill T, I can't remember why I left it the first go-round.  We must have had a good reason, but it escapes me.
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Post by: saltine on June 28, 2011, 09:16:47 PM
What has won you over about it?

I know you're asking Bill, but for me, it's the speed.  Firefox eats my RAM, but Chrome has a kinder, gentler method for opening multiple tabs, etc.

("Firefox eats my RAM" Please don't quote this in the out of context thread.)
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Post by: FroHam X on June 28, 2011, 09:30:33 PM
Firefox is really bad on RAM, especially on OS X. I love Chrome because there is a very nice simplicity to it, yet it feels pretty fully featured. The only times I use Firefox are for the DownThemAll plug-in when I'm downloading from Megaupload.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 28, 2011, 09:40:50 PM
What has won you over about it?

I love Chrome now and as you, Bill T, I can't remember why I left it the first go-round.  We must have had a good reason, but it escapes me.

Candace pretty much answered it for me, it's a combination of speed and that I now found it easier to navigate. Either way, I'm really digging it this go around.
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Post by: Clovis8 on June 28, 2011, 09:42:48 PM
Yep chrome rules. I wish there was an iPad version.
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Post by: Junior on June 28, 2011, 10:35:18 PM
Chrome is the best. It's fast. I like the way it handles tabs (not moving the x when you close multiple tabs is great) and the omni-bar is awesome.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 28, 2011, 11:01:18 PM
I can't remember why I was so harsh on Chrome the first time around, but things have changed.
Well, depending on when you tried it, there was a time when it was basically a massive pain to add any sort of additional functionally to the browser.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: tinyholidays on June 29, 2011, 09:54:21 AM
Yeah, that's how it was when I first tried it. I missed my bookmarks too much. I'm back on Chrome mainly, but I do pull up Firefox when I want to use different plug-ins. And having both browsers lets me be logged in to different Google accounts at once.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on June 29, 2011, 12:22:51 PM
I realized something.

I forgive my ex. She's human and she's still figuring out life and everything.

Her new relationship is wrong though. She left me for him. I don't believe that's really love. I refuse to believe love is waiting around with someone until someone better comes along. If the relationship was ending, she should have told me that we needed to break up. It takes two to start one, but one to end it. Instead, she cheated, lied, and left me. Cheating is actually WORSE for the cheater than it is for the person being cheated on. They're always going to compare their new relationship with their old one, always going to look for the perfect person, but will never find one. They'll jump through relationship after relationship to avoid the realization that the problem is them, not others. And that's... depressing. I've realized things about myself in this break up. I'm going to be at peace in mind for my next relationship. I want to reconnect with my ex because I love her and I'm going to try being friends. Maybe I'll tell her all of this. I don't know.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: MartinTeller on June 29, 2011, 12:30:49 PM
If the relationship was ending, she should have told me that we needed to break up. It takes two to start one, but one to end it. Instead, she cheated, lied, and is not with him.

...

I want to reconnect with my ex because I love her and I'm going to try being friends.

This sounds like an experience I had many years ago.  Maybe it will be different for you, but trying to be friends did not work for us.  After a while I realized that I was as responsible for the breakup as she was, but the cheating thing was always there, unspoken but looming over any chances of real friendship. 

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on June 29, 2011, 01:25:37 PM
Yeah, I think you can aspire to be friendly with an ex (I am with mine) but not friends.
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Post by: jdc on June 29, 2011, 05:44:37 PM
If the relationship was ending, she should have told me that we needed to break up. It takes two to start one, but one to end it.

Maybe from casual observation or maybe from listening to too much Loveline back in my day, but often it seems some people just need to be in a relationship which means that don't break up when they should.  They wait until they have another one to jump into.  I saw this with a couple of my female college friends as well, they were very unhappy in a relationship that was not working but never broke up until they met somebody new.  Not to say yours was a horrible relationship, but some people just hate the idea of not being in one. 


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I want to reconnect with my ex because I love her and I'm going to try being friends. Maybe I'll tell her all of this. I don't know.

This can sometimes work, but you really have to give it time and let it form naturally.  If it is one or two months, don't push it as I think it is way too early.  Let things be for 6 months or a year or more and then sometimes it can work.  The couple of ex's that I later became friends didn't happen by trying to make it happen.  One I tried to remain in touch with and the more I did the more distant she got.  She had her own things to deal with and pushed me away.  Maybe 6 months later we reconnected and now have been friends for the last 10 years.  I have met her BF,, stayed in their spare room, taken them to dinner when they were passing through Singapore one year, etc.  Maybe we chat every few months now but I know she will always be a friend.

The other ex-gf really despised me for a while and didn't talk to me for years though we did have some common friends.  After a couple of years we bumped into each other and had a casual conversation and started to chat some.  Then I decided to move overseas, so we met a few times for dinner and became pretty good friends at that point.   If I was back in town, we met up and she gave me a couch to sleep on if I needed it. All was good until one of our common friends later destroyed it again by suggesting I had other motives but that wasn't true.  So when she said she no longer want to remain in touch, I just let it be. 

Sometimes it is just not worth the energy and your peace to try to force a situation to happen.  It is beyond your control so relax and wait to see what happens. 
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 30, 2011, 09:09:49 AM
I've been messing around with Chrome. It's cool, but the tabs are still too bulky. Once you app tabs, you never go back tabs.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 30, 2011, 10:57:00 AM
Just to let people know, if I'm late responding to anything- List of Shame, Dictator Club, Brackets, inquiries- it's because we're having computer problems at the house now and I'm not sure when I'll have them resolved.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: dallegre on June 30, 2011, 05:30:33 PM
Yep chrome rules. I wish there was an iPad version.

This is why I was so torn between getting an iPad or one of the Honeycomb tablets. I ended up going with the iPad, but when I tried out the Xoom the browser was as good as chrome on a desktop.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on July 02, 2011, 08:03:44 PM
It's too bad Coleen is gone with her informal relationship column.  It's sad that I've passed her in posts :(
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Tim on July 04, 2011, 07:49:30 AM
Marking all handed back in time

Grades all sent out in Time

Just arrived in Auckland with a headache - At least I have some time to unwind before the conference begins on Wednesday morning

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on July 04, 2011, 04:46:22 PM
I get out of a relationship, ALL OF MY FRIENDS GET IN ONE.

What's worse is that they all invite each other to go out on, like, couple group dates.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on July 05, 2011, 06:28:52 AM
I get out of a relationship, ALL OF MY FRIENDS GET IN ONE.

What's worse is that they all invite each other to go out on, like, couple group dates.

Bummer, don't they invite you?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Melvil on July 12, 2011, 01:54:49 PM
My internet is out until thursday. That's nearly three whole days! Bummer.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on July 26, 2011, 02:49:33 AM
I feel like I should make a thread. "Totoro's Relationship Woes". Ha. New update!

So, about 3 months ago, my ex and I were still viciously fighting through the internet. We fought over fb, which led to her blocking me. We fought over formspring to which she responded to by disabling her account. It was kind of a victory for me.

Until now.

She has put her account back into commission which is now tempting me to put it out of commission by flooding her inbox with some fighting words and insults. I understand this all may sound foolish, immature, and petty, but in this particular situation, I feel justified. And I admit it does make me all of those adjectives. I just don't really care at the end of the day. It's all anonymous anyways.

But I may avoid it. I'll try to. I'll make it last as long as I can. But I feel like if I can make her disable her account again, it'd be for the best.

All this talk makes it sound like I'm not over her. I'm over her, I don't want her back! But I'm not over how she treated me and how she made happiness out of the pain she caused me.

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on July 26, 2011, 04:30:51 AM
No good will come from doing any of it.  Wipe her from you contacts, phone, email, FB, and everything else.  You are wasting energy which is going to lead you down a hole.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on July 26, 2011, 07:07:04 AM
Totoro, acting petulantly here helps you how?

"If I'm going down you're going down with me" is a perfectly terrible bit of logic. (HT: The Dixie Chicks)

Or to quote R.E.M., "Living well is the best revenge." Going on the attack on the internet is probably what she wants from you because it makes her get to feel powerful and special and from the sound of it she isn't special. Taking the crap maturely and going and finding someone else is the response that is likely to cause her the most distress.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Beavermoose on July 26, 2011, 07:51:50 AM
All this talk makes it sound like I'm not over her. I'm over her, I don't want her back! But I'm not over how she treated me and how she made happiness out of the pain she caused me.

My honest advice: Get over it.
It can be very difficult; but find something to distract you, something you can invest some time in.
Obsessing over the past will only hurt you.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on July 26, 2011, 02:48:00 PM
I love living in the Midwest sometimes, people just come into work with bushels of corn, handing it out for free.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Corndog on July 26, 2011, 02:52:05 PM
I love living in the Midwest sometimes, people just come into work with bushels of corn, handing it out for free.

Ha! Awesome. Some guys at my Dad's work have been bringing fresh vegetables from their gardens. Fresh green beans, peppers, cucumbers. It is definitely nice.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on July 26, 2011, 02:54:49 PM
I love living in the Midwest sometimes, people just come into work with bushels of corn, handing it out for free.

Ha! Awesome. Some guys at my Dad's work have been bringing fresh vegetables from their gardens. Fresh green beans, peppers, cucumbers. It is definitely nice.

yeah, i grow all of that in my garden, and bring it in when I have extras. 
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: pixote on July 27, 2011, 01:16:12 AM
Dangerous Drinking Games, Volume 23: Watching Dawson's Creek and drinking every time the four main characters address each other by name.

pixote
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Tim on July 30, 2011, 05:05:03 AM
eeeek, a spammer is attacking the forum :(
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Clovis8 on July 30, 2011, 07:14:12 AM
eeeek, a spammer is attacking the forum :(

I got em.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Tim on July 30, 2011, 09:56:02 PM
Yay!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: edgar00 on August 01, 2011, 01:24:23 AM
Huh, August 1st. You know, there's still a decent amount of time left for nice weather and time for a lot of fun, but every year, whenever August rolls around, I get this slightly sad feeling about it being summer's final lap.

Does anybody else get this?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: sdedalus on August 01, 2011, 01:35:55 AM
Summer has barely started yet here.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: edgar00 on August 01, 2011, 01:40:04 AM
Summer has barely started yet here.

I doubt Seattle weather compares much with Montréal weather. I might have been generalizing too much back there.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Monty on August 01, 2011, 01:54:44 AM
Huh, August 1st. You know, there's still a decent amount of time left for nice weather and time for a lot of fun, but every year, whenever August rolls around, I get this slightly sad feeling about it being summer's final lap.

Does anybody else get this?

The 1st August usually means the football season is about to start  ;D.
For me the Bank Holiday at the end of August usually means the end of summer  >:(
It hardly feels like there's been a summer in the UK this year, just like last year and the year before that  :(
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 01, 2011, 08:32:57 AM
After about a month of 100+ degree weather, I have no sadness in seeing the summer begin to wrap up.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 01, 2011, 03:54:02 PM
Huh, August 1st. You know, there's still a decent amount of time left for nice weather and time for a lot of fun, but every year, whenever August rolls around, I get this slightly sad feeling about it being summer's final lap.

Does anybody else get this?

I get excited about it cooling off so I can go outside again w/o fear of heat stroke.
...still have about 2 months before this happens but the end is now in sight.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on August 01, 2011, 04:10:36 PM
Huh, August 1st. You know, there's still a decent amount of time left for nice weather and time for a lot of fun, but every year, whenever August rolls around, I get this slightly sad feeling about it being summer's final lap.

Does anybody else get this?

I get excited about it cooling off so I can go outside again w/o fear of heat stroke.
...still have about 2 months before this happens but the end is now in sight.

August means the end of winter is near, so I like it, the weather is starting to get warmer. Don't know what you crazy northerns are talking about.  ;D
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Junior on August 01, 2011, 04:56:19 PM
I'm way more of a fall/winter guy, so I'm happy about it.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Corndog on August 01, 2011, 05:00:21 PM
I'm a love life kind of guy, which means I think about the end of Summer and I get bummed, until I realize that Fall is coming!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Junior on August 01, 2011, 05:55:19 PM
Life is the worst of all possible cereals. Give me Cinnamon Toast Crunch or give me death.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on August 01, 2011, 05:56:37 PM
I eat Life cereal on occasion, though cinnamon toast crunch is great with soft serve ice cream or frozen yogurt.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on August 01, 2011, 06:02:24 PM
Life (whole wheat kind) is my current cereal base. Love the flavour and the texture (wet or dry). Sprinkle Harvest Crunch on top ftw.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 01, 2011, 06:24:25 PM
I eat oatmeal instead of cereal.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Melvil on August 01, 2011, 06:37:29 PM
Cinnamon Life is amazing, but I suppose Cinnamon Toast Crunch is good too if you're like 8. ;)

But Sam is right. Oatmeal is where it's at.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 01, 2011, 09:43:13 PM
Grape Nuts or Steel Cut Oats for this guy.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: saltine on August 01, 2011, 10:13:15 PM
Steel cut oats are silly.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on August 01, 2011, 10:18:08 PM
Steel cut oats are silly.

You mean tasty, right?  :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: saltine on August 01, 2011, 10:28:18 PM
Steel cut oats are silly.

You mean tasty, right?  :)

I mean I don't like 'em, think the product is a promotion and nothing more.  Should I give 'em another chance?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on August 01, 2011, 10:30:59 PM
Steel cut oats are silly.

You mean tasty, right?  :)

I mean I don't like 'em, think the product is a promotion and nothing more.  Should I give 'em another chance?

I like that they are kind of chewy and heartier than rolled or quick instant oats.  I will make some at the beginning of the week and have it for breakfast for days.  I have a good recipe for Baked Apple Oatmeal.  (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2008/09/baked-apple-oatmeal.html)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Tim on August 01, 2011, 10:35:18 PM
What is a steel cut oat? Are the oats in America really tough?

My cereal of choice is Maple Pecan Granola :)

Regarding seasons, Winter is my favourite month - I just enjoy the sunless skies - we don't get snow here, so it is mainly just cold and dry. I can wear my thick jackets, and spend the long nights wandering the cities before I have to hide from the sun at dawn.

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on August 01, 2011, 10:39:24 PM
It's whole grain groats (inner part of the oat) that have been cut into pieces rather than rolled flat like most oatmeal available in the US.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Tim on August 01, 2011, 10:55:00 PM
ses, your Baked Apple Oatmeal recipe looks really good. I might make some if I find some steel cut oats - I guess I could make it out of rolled oats as a fall-back?

There is a lot of milk in that recipe. Do you ever have issues with milk boiling over in the oven? Last week when I made a rice pudding I wasn't watching carefully enough and ended up with milk all over the bottom of the oven.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: saltine on August 01, 2011, 11:01:33 PM
I'll try your recipe, ses.

Here's what we had this weekend that was great:  Apple cider kraut

If you can make a recipe of that, I'll love you forever.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on August 01, 2011, 11:04:42 PM
That recipe uses a lot of liquid because the steel cut oats absorb a lot of liquid and take longer to cook than rolled oats, so I don't know if that would work with this recipe or not. 

When I have a lot of milk in a recipe I try and use a big dish so that it won't boil over or put a tray under the dishes in case it boils over.


Saltine, I will have to work on the apple cider kraut.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on August 02, 2011, 12:28:38 AM
I have a good recipe for Baked Apple Oatmeal.  (http://sarahskitchenadventures.blogspot.com/2008/09/baked-apple-oatmeal.html)
I've made it - it's so yummy!


Re: the seasons.  I'm always depressed when summer ends, but we never got hot, hot weather here, and as sdedalus said, this summer has been a particular stinker.  The thought of going back into month upon month of cloud and drizzle without a good couple of months of sun, is killing me. 

On a happy note, today was beautiful, and our family spent the day mucking about on the beach.  Happy times.
(http://i55.tinypic.com/2j8ju0.jpg)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 02, 2011, 01:22:59 AM
Steel cut oats are silly.

Silly tasty!
Seriously - I think they taste better, I like the texture better and supposedly - they are healthier - I get mine from Jamba Juice in the mornings and they are divine.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on August 02, 2011, 08:01:12 AM
What a great picture oad!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on August 02, 2011, 11:50:47 AM
Thanks, ses. :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: tinyholidays on August 03, 2011, 03:23:56 PM
Oh, um, hi, guys.

What'd I miss?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 03, 2011, 03:24:38 PM
OH HAI!

Welcome back.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Corndog on August 03, 2011, 03:25:43 PM
This. (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=7245.msg613640#msg613640) and This. (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=2896.msg614370#msg614370)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on August 03, 2011, 04:08:53 PM
Yay! tiny!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 'Noke on August 03, 2011, 04:20:51 PM
Oh, um, hi, guys.

What'd I miss?

Hi. Unfortunately, you kinda missed the deadline for The second Filmspotters' top 100 albums list (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10153.0) but you can still make it for the countdown (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10153.msg614288#msg614288)!! That'd be cool.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on August 03, 2011, 09:08:06 PM
[suspicious]Testing[/suspicious]

Testing

 :-\
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: saltine on August 03, 2011, 09:10:04 PM
[suspicious]Testing[/suspicious]

Testing

 :-\

aware, trying to get the tags re-installed
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 06, 2011, 09:13:36 AM
The Ferris is back!  ;D
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on August 06, 2011, 10:12:38 AM
Hi, ferris. What's up?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on August 06, 2011, 12:11:50 PM
Hey, ferris.  Hope you stick around for a while. :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: edgar00 on August 06, 2011, 12:19:23 PM
Welcome back ferris.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 06, 2011, 05:04:31 PM
Welcome back ferris.

Indeed
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on August 07, 2011, 12:17:54 AM
If you offered someone to make dinner for them, do you think it would be courteous to tell them when the food is ready?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 'Noke on August 07, 2011, 03:46:00 PM
HEY GUYS!!!!!


We're doing the countdown for the 2nd filmspotters' top 100 albums later on tonight, if you happen to be doing nothing come and stop by in chat!! Countdown starts at 7pm EST!!!!!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Corndog on August 07, 2011, 03:48:22 PM
Super excited for that! I wonder how few of my picks make it!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Melvil on August 08, 2011, 10:52:15 PM
Hmm, is there a chance that now having cat litter (which really just tags along with other cat things) in my garbage bags will make them less likely to be targeted by racoons? That would be awesome.
Title: Phone, meet toilet... toilet, phone.
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 11, 2011, 12:43:12 PM
Based on the article ses posted. (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=9543.msg616390#msg616390)  Is filmspotting a representative sample?
Title: Re: Phone, meet toilet... toilet, phone.
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 11, 2011, 12:49:28 PM
What phone?
Title: Re: Phone, meet toilet... toilet, phone.
Post by: ses on August 11, 2011, 12:50:23 PM
I have not, but I did drop it once in the rain, and the battery slid under my car.  Fun start to a workday.
Title: Re: Phone, meet toilet... toilet, phone.
Post by: FroHam X on August 11, 2011, 01:09:53 PM
I dropped my iPhone in a toilet, which was extremely annoying. And I didn't have it in my hands or anything. Somehow, in the process of pulling down my pants, my phone came out of my pocket and fell right into the bowl. That is why I now have an iPhone 4.
Title: Re: Phone, meet toilet... toilet, phone.
Post by: Tequila on August 11, 2011, 01:12:35 PM
Don't be silly.
Title: Re: Phone, meet toilet... toilet, phone.
Post by: Bondo on August 11, 2011, 01:19:47 PM
I hear these things are solved by a bowl of rice.

Anyway, I've not toileted my phone but I did wash my iPod Shuffle twice. Still mostly works (I think...I haven't had much cause to use it in the past couple years).

Edit: Apparently I need to read the forums occasionally...the rice thing is what started this.
Title: Re: Phone, meet toilet... toilet, phone.
Post by: FroHam X on August 11, 2011, 01:24:22 PM
Rice did nothing to save my phone, though I know it worked for my sister when she accidentally knocked her phone into a pool.
Title: Re: Phone, meet toilet... toilet, phone.
Post by: Corndog on August 11, 2011, 01:31:35 PM
I am a responsible adult!
Title: Re: Phone, meet toilet... toilet, phone.
Post by: FroHam X on August 11, 2011, 01:33:14 PM
Corn, shiz happens, as Forrest Gump would say (if he was on this forum and had to avoid swearing.)
Title: Re: Phone, meet toilet... toilet, phone.
Post by: edgar00 on August 11, 2011, 02:10:13 PM
I dropped my iPhone in a toilet, which was extremely annoying. And I didn't have it in my hands or anything. Somehow, in the process of pulling down my pants, my phone came out of my pocket and fell right into the bowl. That is why I now have an iPhone 4.

So, when the iPhone landed into the pool of water, you had not shat yet at least?
Title: Re: Phone, meet toilet... toilet, phone.
Post by: FroHam X on August 11, 2011, 02:16:26 PM
Correct.
Title: Re: Phone, meet toilet... toilet, phone.
Post by: edgar00 on August 11, 2011, 02:24:42 PM
Oh, okay. That's not so bad.
Title: Re: Phone, meet toilet... toilet, phone.
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 11, 2011, 03:38:09 PM
Oh, okay. That's not so bad.

 ;D
Title: Re: Phone, meet toilet... toilet, phone.
Post by: oldkid on August 11, 2011, 03:45:15 PM
I am not good to my technology.  I've dropped a beeper and a phone in the toilet.  I've dropped another phone in a creek.  I've dropped every phone I've had on the concrete more than once.  I've dropped my iPod in every conceivable place, including a food bag which ended up being donated to someone in need.  Well, that person got an extra special prize.

And I don't even want to talk about headphones...
Title: Re: Phone, meet toilet... toilet, phone.
Post by: Beavermoose on August 12, 2011, 07:53:18 AM
My first cell phone died when I dropped it in front of a moving bus.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Verite on August 12, 2011, 02:01:12 PM
Welcome back ferris.

Indeed
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on August 13, 2011, 01:07:44 AM
Welcome back ferris.

Indeed

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPaed8I3V1A (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPaed8I3V1A)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on August 13, 2011, 04:58:58 PM
Even when I know that I'm in the friend zone and am pretty fine with it, I still feel weird hearing, "you're like a brother to me!"
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on August 13, 2011, 05:36:34 PM
Even when I know that I'm in the friend zone and am pretty fine with it, I still feel weird hearing, "you're like a brother to me!"

My only experience with "he's like a brother to me" was that it meant "I want to do him." Sadly this was being said by the girl I was dating at the time about someone else. :o
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on August 17, 2011, 04:49:22 PM
So if you could build a road that spanned the entire equator, always at sea-level, would that road be infinitely downhill?

My answer is yes, though you couldn't have perpetual motion because the force of gravity and inertia would be less than the forces of friction and drag.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on August 17, 2011, 05:06:30 PM
I must be stupid because I can't even figure out what makes this question tricky.  ;D

My answer, which seems like the only logical one to me, is no. Why would it be downhill at all?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: MartinTeller on August 17, 2011, 05:09:19 PM
Yeah I'm not a physicist or whatever, but I don't get it either.  Doesn't "downhill" imply a variance in elevation from sea level?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on August 17, 2011, 05:12:50 PM
It obviously would be so minimally downhill as to be not noticable, but the point I'd make in favor of it being downhill is that the earth is not flat. Thus the road would have to follow the natural curvature of the earth, which would be downhill. If it were flat you would get increasingly away from the natural curvature of the earth until you were in space.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on August 17, 2011, 05:42:22 PM
This sounds like heresy, Bondo. Have you been hanging around that trouble-maker Copernicus again?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: MartinTeller on August 17, 2011, 06:08:44 PM
It obviously would be so minimally downhill as to be not noticable, but the point I'd make in favor of it being downhill is that the earth is not flat. Thus the road would have to follow the natural curvature of the earth, which would be downhill. If it were flat you would get increasingly away from the natural curvature of the earth until you were in space.

Isn't this true about any road, not just one at the equator?

This might be too much for my little brain.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Jared on August 17, 2011, 06:25:54 PM
sea level varies throughout the world based on air pressure, temperature.

Assuming that was uniform however, I think half of the distance would be considered upward. if you went 10,000 feet in one direction and the curvature cause a 1' drop, it would be downhill (negative slope: -1/+10000). If you in the oppisite direction however, your rise over run would be -1/-10000, or positive .0001 slope). Similarly, if you were approaching the start from that point, you would have to rise one point as you went 10000 further
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on August 17, 2011, 06:30:32 PM
Isn't this true about any road, not just one at the equator?

Yes, and to respond to jrod, it would be downhill in all directions (though not equally, the earth is not a perfect sphere, the sphere would be steeper in the North/South direction). I used "sea level" to imply that there were no elevation changes and that the only thing affecting the equation was the curve of the earth.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Jared on August 17, 2011, 06:40:07 PM
well your slope is your rise over run. If your starting point is A and you start going east, you are moving in a positive direction, and moving downhill due to the curvature. rise -/ run + = downhill.

I mispoke above. Once you got a quarter of the way around the world, you are moving in the oppisite direction on the east west line. If you define east as positive, you have to define west in relation to your starting point as negative. You approach the halfway point, and then go another quarter way around the earth rise - / run - = uphill.

You end by going from the 3/4 point rise - / run + = downhill

You are only going downhill the whole time if you define moving both easterly and westerly as positive in relation to your starting point. You may be moving compass east from the quarter point to the half point, but you are moving in the oppisite direction that you started moving on that plane. Otherwise youd have a bust in elevation due to the whole road having been downhill. Math doesnt bust when its done correctly.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Jared on August 17, 2011, 06:50:30 PM
actually, i suppose it would technically be downhill uphill downhill uphill. If you draw a circle (the equator) and define a postive x and y direction (say 12 and 3 o clock), then:

drive on road 12 to 3 oclock. positive, negative (downhill slope)
drive on road 3 to 6: neg, neg (uphill)
drive 6 to 9: neg, pos (downhill)
drive 9 to 12: pos, pos (uphill).

A person is moving uphill at 6 if they are moving downhill at 12 oclock. THey are oppisite directions.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on August 17, 2011, 07:03:12 PM
I'm still confused as to why there's any slope at all. If the center of the earth is represented by a point, and all positions around the equator are equidistant from that point then how can a slope exist? That would mean all points around the equator are not equidistant, wouldn't it? That some are further away than others.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FroHam X on August 17, 2011, 07:34:12 PM
Bondo is severely confused on this one. Allow me to break it down.

Assuming a person stays at "sea level" along the equator then there is no uphill or downhill momentum. If you slice the Earth along the equator and then turn it on its side then the person would appear to be walking downhill, but due to the fact of gravitational force that is not actually how we ascribe momentum as up or downhill. More important is the angle relative to the centre of gravity of the planet, which is directly in the middle of the core. Assuming it was possible to always remain at "sea level", the angle of momentum relative to the centre of gravity remains constant at 90°. Remove the "sea level" criteria and you cool walk up a mountain and momentum would be heading >90° relative to gravity, and down the mountain would be <90° relative to gravity.

You're welcome.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on August 17, 2011, 08:05:44 PM
I grant that Froham is right on gravity, but I don't grant that it isn't continuously downhill in both directions. It is a paradox like the stairs in Inception.

Draw a circle. At any point along the circle, the arc of the circle curves toward the earthside of the point...i.e. downhill, on both sides of the point. To be going flat (as opposed to uphill or downhill), you'd have to be going at a 90° angle relative to your current position (not relative to the center of the earth), where 0° is straight to the center of the earth and 180° is straight up toward space. Downhill in this case would be 270-360/0-90 while uphill would be 90-270.

In this case saying you have to go uphill and equal amount to how much you go downhill is like saying you have to go right the same amount as you go left in order to make a roundtrip trip when four lefts or four rights will get you there.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: MartinTeller on August 17, 2011, 08:48:24 PM
I think there's some semantics issues here.  For practical purposes, the concept of "going downhill" means going from a point of lesser gravitational pull to a point of greater gravitational pull.  If you're talking about a road where all points are equidistant from the earth's center, there is no going downhill or uphill.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FroHam X on August 17, 2011, 08:51:56 PM
That would be correct if you used downhill to mean in a downward direction relative to current position when the planet it looked upon from the point of view of the poles and toward the equator. But this is a fallacy. When I talk about going up or downhill I'm personal experience I may be referring to it in relation to my original position, but this is only because my vantage point does not see the curvature of the Earth. As far as my senses are concerned the natural plane of the planet is flat. But it is not flat, I'm actuality the "flat surface" of the Earth (the ocean, for example) is curved, so we cannot actually judge uphill or downhill on such a simplistic two-dimensional level. You could just as easily say, if your slice in the planet and your vantage point was different, that the person is always walking clockwise or counter clockwise.

The only way to properly judge uphill or downhill momentum on a spherical planet is to use the centre of gravity as the constant, not the actual shape of the planet, and so the measure becomes the delta of degrees relative to gravity.

Walk that person around a 2D circle and though he look to be moving downhill to the eye, revolver the circle at the same speed as the person and he appears to be stationary in both forward and backward positions, but also in upward and downward position.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Corndog on August 17, 2011, 09:03:42 PM
This conversation is stupid. The answer is no.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FroHam X on August 17, 2011, 09:10:20 PM
Also, what Corn said.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on August 17, 2011, 09:14:23 PM
The conversation is giving me a headache.  I think I'll give it to my 18 year old math smartie and he'll try to prove that it is possible.  I'll see how long I can go before I start laughing.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on August 17, 2011, 09:15:05 PM
Well, to go back to the point of gravity, if you are stationary on the road there would be no gravitational force "downhill" but if you are moving then you would have centripetal force pulling downward due to gravity. So really that's the key aspect here, centripetal force.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on August 17, 2011, 10:10:50 PM
I asked my son and he just said, "Of course not.  It's not downhill."  Darn.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on August 17, 2011, 10:18:48 PM
I do think we have a semantic challenge as Martin says. I don't think there is anything physically or geographically improper with my claim, we just aren't all agreeing on the meaning of the words used to describe it.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 17, 2011, 10:21:25 PM
Doesn't uphill and downhill have to do with altitude from sea level? Seems like it has nothing to do with the actual spherical nature of the planet and everything to do with the relation to sea level.

FroHam is making this way more complicated than it needs to be, even though he's pretty much saying what I'm saying.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on August 18, 2011, 04:51:12 AM
My sister has dropped her cellphone into the toilet three times in her life. I have never once dropped any form of technology into water.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Melvil on August 18, 2011, 09:24:52 PM
My sister has dropped her cellphone into the toilet three times in her life. I have never once dropped any form of technology into water.

Not even the ones that deserve it? :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Tim on August 18, 2011, 10:29:23 PM
lol!

I believe flieger posted about doing something similar a few months back...can't be bothered looking it up to link.....

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Tim on August 18, 2011, 10:50:31 PM
Isn't she gorgeous?

(http://i56.tinypic.com/5l791h.jpg)

Yes it is an ARP Odyssey MK2!!!

Sasha Grey knows her vintage synth gear
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FroHam X on August 18, 2011, 10:54:40 PM
Why doesnt she have her clothes off?

(The synth, I mean)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 18, 2011, 11:14:04 PM
Seeing as Grey isn't that pretty, I assumed you could only be talking about the keyboard.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on August 18, 2011, 11:19:07 PM
Them's fighting words. >:(
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FroHam X on August 18, 2011, 11:20:21 PM
Sasha Grey looks pretty when she isn't putting on her "come do me" face.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 18, 2011, 11:27:12 PM
Yea, I'm only basing this on the The Girlfriend Experience because I haven't seen her other "works." Whenever she tried to be sexy or mysterious, I just found her off-putting.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FroHam X on August 18, 2011, 11:29:36 PM
Whenever she tried to be sexy or mysterious, I just found her off-putting.

I tend to agree with this.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 19, 2011, 05:34:25 PM
Yea, I'm only basing this on the The Girlfriend Experience because I haven't seen her other "works." Whenever she tried to be sexy or mysterious, I just found her off-putting.

I think she's pretty most of the time.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on August 19, 2011, 06:46:55 PM
Borrowing your neighbor's wireless - that's totally cool, right?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on August 19, 2011, 07:21:40 PM
Borrowing your neighbor's wireless - that's totally cool, right?

Sure.  Why don't you just download five movies at the same time and see if he notices?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 19, 2011, 07:43:02 PM
There's money in the banana stand...
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 19, 2011, 07:44:03 PM
Borrowing your neighbor's wireless - that's totally cool, right?

Well if it's an unprotected network then he must want people to use it...that's very generous of him.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on August 20, 2011, 02:13:50 PM
I agree.  I think it's fine as long as we are aware that we don't slow down his service too much.

We also can't assume it will always be there.  Eventually your neighbor will realize how exposed he is making his computer to hacking and he will put a password on it.  Of course, if he gives you his password, it's all good.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 20, 2011, 02:19:03 PM
I don't trust being on an open wireless network. If you can get in, anyone could get in.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on August 20, 2011, 02:32:25 PM
I don't trust being on an open wireless network. If you can get in, anyone could get in.

Because there is a horde of computer hackers sitting outside your house just waiting to get at your files.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: dallegre on August 20, 2011, 03:14:43 PM
I just got moved into my residence hall at KU. I don't know if there are any filmspotters in the Lawrence area, but feel free to pm me if you want to meet up or whatever.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Corndog on August 22, 2011, 12:43:35 PM
Got an interview for a job at Best Buy this afternoon. It would only be a part time thing obviously, but it would be nice to no longer be a bum nonetheless.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 22, 2011, 12:44:46 PM
Got an interview for a job at Best Buy this afternoon. It would only be a part time thing obviously, but it would be nice to no longer be a bum nonetheless.

Good luck, working at BB sounds like it would be a sweet part time gig. :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 22, 2011, 12:54:45 PM
A question for an admin or a mod, can visitors vote in polls, or is that for members only?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ferris on August 22, 2011, 02:13:12 PM
There's money in the banana stand...

:D

I have to watch that whole series again
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on August 23, 2011, 04:44:22 PM
Is there a Musical thread on the boards?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: tinyholidays on August 23, 2011, 08:10:15 PM
Got an interview for a job at Best Buy this afternoon. It would only be a part time thing obviously, but it would be nice to no longer be a bum nonetheless.

Hope it went well!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Corndog on August 23, 2011, 08:31:56 PM
Got an interview for a job at Best Buy this afternoon. It would only be a part time thing obviously, but it would be nice to no longer be a bum nonetheless.

Hope it went well!

It did! Second interview tomorrow with the GM. Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on August 24, 2011, 08:39:08 AM
They make you do a second interview at Best Buy? Good luck, Corn!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Corndog on August 24, 2011, 09:16:20 AM
They make you do a second interview at Best Buy? Good luck, Corn!

Apparently. I, too, was unaware.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on August 24, 2011, 01:12:34 PM
A question for an admin or a mod, can visitors vote in polls, or is that for members only?

They can view polls, but not vote in them.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Corndog on August 24, 2011, 01:19:08 PM
Interviews no more, even it is only "seasonal" employment.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Verite on August 24, 2011, 05:59:06 PM
You're open to people from all walks of life and not quick to judge.

I like to think the former is true of me.  I strive for the latter.

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You're one of those people who enjoy the journey, maybe even more than the destination.

Very true.

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You don't wear a tie very often


Very true.

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and wear a sports jersey even less (not the competitive type).

I don't own any sports jerseys, but I hate losing pickup basketball games or rec league games.  My competitiveness is ramped up when the opposition talks smack.

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If you have a car it's probably a volkswagen (black).

Nope.

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You don't consider yourself a dog or cat person, but it's nothing against animals.

Spot on.

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Also, you probably know Kung-fu. And you play some instrument.

No on both.

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Well, how'd I score?

Pretty good, I think.  :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on August 24, 2011, 06:01:49 PM
I feel better informed already :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Verite on August 24, 2011, 06:05:53 PM
I really like puppies, though.  A couple of my fam and friends have some right now.   And I love stuff in movies with animals that I find cute or funny.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 'Noke on August 24, 2011, 06:13:52 PM
I feel better informed already :)

Do me! Do me!

(Hi flieger)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: AAAutin on August 24, 2011, 06:29:38 PM
I quite like this game: "Smirnoff Stares Clearly Into Your Soul."

(It's almost as good as that classic game: "Smirnoff Gets You Drunk.")
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 'Noke on August 24, 2011, 06:35:11 PM
I quite like this game: "Smirnoff Stares Clearly Into Your Soul."

(It's almost as good as that classic game: "Smirnoff Gets You Drunk.")

I've played the latter a lot more than the former.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on August 24, 2011, 06:49:23 PM
Noke:

A keen observer but often content to keep his observations to himself. You admire most those who display grace under pressure. You drink for fun not courage. It's not in your nature to veg out. You're equal parts practical and romantic and you hope it stays that way. Punctuality is important to you. Polo shirts aren't your style. When need arises you can run faster than most. You like red meat more than fish and you can never seem to remember what you dreamt.

Keep in mind I'm working off your 2010 top 100 ;)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 'Noke on August 24, 2011, 06:55:30 PM
A keen observer but often content to keep his observations to himself.

Sure! And not so much. Depends on the person. I'm quieter online because I have to think before I speak, and There's dozens of people much much louder than me.

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You admire most those who display grace under pressure.

Never thought of it that way but sure!

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You drink for fun not courage.

I don't drink anymore, but when I did this would be true.

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It's not in your nature to veg out.

I had to look this up, apologies if I mistook what you meant. It IS in my nature to veg out. I wish it wasn't.

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You're equal parts practical and romantic and you hope it stays that way.

Definitely. Though I know it will stay the same. Cause I'm romantic.

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Punctuality is important to you.

Nah, I could care less.


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Polo shirts aren't your style. When need arises you can run faster than most. You like red meat more than fish and you can never seem to remember what you dreamt.

Yes, yes, and yes, though not by a lot. I like fruit more than both. :)

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Keep in mind I'm working off your 2010 top 100 ;)

My 2011 top 100 is virtually the same.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on August 24, 2011, 06:58:19 PM
I don't know you as well as I imagined (Miss Cleo makes it look easy)! You've set me straight. :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: MartinTeller on August 24, 2011, 07:12:09 PM
I want in on this!  Dissect me, noff.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Corndog on August 24, 2011, 07:41:33 PM
I am fascinated by this phenomenon. Me next!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on August 24, 2011, 09:51:58 PM
I want in on this!  Dissect me, noff.

To know you is to know an honest man. In more lyrical times you might've been called Matrin The True. In hard times friends can count on your support. You're heart says "love conquers all" but your head keeps your feet on the ground. You know how to take take life's complications in stride and find humour in unconventional places. You're a good driver and people don't feel tense when riding along with you. Also, something tells me you can sing pretty well, though you're not the type to do so publicly. :)

I am fascinated by this phenomenon. Me next!

You pride yourself on having good manners. Old people love your sincerity and smile, and grandmother's everywhere would call you "a nice young fellow". Your a good sport in all things, especially sport. You don't usually look to be the leader but when pressed into action you're quite comfortable in the role. Courage inspires you but wisdom inspires you more. When you buy milk you don't take it from way at the back of the shelf. You own only as many shoes as is necessary and make friends easily.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Corndog on August 24, 2011, 09:54:19 PM
You own only as many shoes as is necessary and make friends easily.

Get out of my closet!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on August 24, 2011, 09:59:14 PM
Fine, but I'm taking your Jordache jeans with me!  8)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Corndog on August 24, 2011, 10:02:25 PM
My whaty whats?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on August 24, 2011, 10:05:12 PM
Me! Me!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Verite on August 24, 2011, 10:14:17 PM
Fine, but I'm taking your Jordache jeans with me!  8)

LMFAO @ Jordache.  Cot damn, what a reference.  Post of the year, 'noff.  Post of the year.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Corndog on August 24, 2011, 10:18:01 PM
I don't get the reference as it pertains to me, even after looking up what the heck they were/are.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 24, 2011, 10:40:49 PM
Hit me with your best shot Noff.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Verite on August 24, 2011, 10:48:20 PM
I don't get the reference as it pertains to me, even after looking up what the heck they were/are.

I meant reference in and of itself (that is, just bringing up the word/brand Jordache made me laugh) not how it relates to you because I have no idea how it relates to you or what's he's saying with it.  I think it's just simply playing off the word closet and thinking of a not so popular brand.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Junior on August 24, 2011, 10:55:09 PM
Oh, this is awesome. Do me!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: MartinTeller on August 24, 2011, 11:10:42 PM
To know you is to know an honest man. In more lyrical times you might've been called Matrin The True.

For the most part, I'm pretty honest. 

In hard times friends can count on your support.

Ehhh... I don't know about that.  The sad truth is I'm rather anti-social.  Most of my friends have drifted away.

You're heart says "love conquers all" but your head keeps your feet on the ground.

This kind of sounds meaningless. 

You know how to take take life's complications in stride

Sort of.

and find humour in unconventional places.

Yes, for sure.

You're a good driver and people don't feel tense when riding along with you.

Oh, way way off here.  I'm a lousy driver and people hate riding with me.  I grew up in a car-less household, didn't learn to drive until I was 21.

Also, something tells me you can sing pretty well, though you're not the type to do so publicly. :)

I sing horribly, but I have done it on stage.  And on tape, I released 8 solo albums... which I can't listen to because my voice is dreadful[/b].
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: AAAutin on August 24, 2011, 11:20:44 PM
I released 8 solo albums...

The Martin Teller Sessions? I'll listen to 'em for you.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on August 24, 2011, 11:52:08 PM
Me too smirnoff! Though, by the time you get to me, your empathic abilities will be exhausted.

Jordache jeans aren't popular anymore? I must be getting old.  ::)

Martin, can you pm me and show me how to put multiple quotes in a post? I missed the tutorial.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: MartinTeller on August 25, 2011, 09:42:54 AM
Martin, can you pm me and show me how to put multiple quotes in a post? I missed the tutorial.

I don't know an easy way, I just copy the quote code.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Lobby on August 25, 2011, 09:53:43 AM
But then: can you tell me how I make a proper link to something, so I can link to the name/title and not to the address, so to say? I figure I have to code it myself, adding some "ahref" stuff, but it's been years and years since I did any html coding and I can't remember it properly. I would appreciate a simple pointer.
And yes, I have no pride whatsoever, I ask the silliest questions.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on August 25, 2011, 09:58:38 AM
Dare I expose myself to such a revealing portrait? Why not.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: MartinTeller on August 25, 2011, 10:01:36 AM
But then: can you tell me how I make a proper link to something, so I can link to the name/title and not to the address, so to say? I figure I have to code it myself, adding some "ahref" stuff, but it's been years and years since I did any html coding and I can't remember it properly. I would appreciate a simple pointer.
And yes, I have no pride whatsoever, I ask the silliest questions.

{url=http://www.filmspotting.net}THIS IS A LINK TO THE FILMSPOTTING HOME PAGE{/url}

replace the {} with [] and you get....

THIS IS A LINK TO THE FILMSPOTTING HOME PAGE (http://www.filmspotting.net)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Lobby on August 25, 2011, 10:02:44 AM
TY
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Corndog on August 25, 2011, 10:05:30 AM
A nice way to try and figure some of that stuff out is, if you see something you want to know how to do, just quote the post and then look at the code in that post. For instance, for the link thing this is what Martin's link looks like in his original post (I just removed the quote part so you can see):

{url=http://www.filmspotting.net]THIS IS A LINK TO THE FILMSPOTTING HOME PAGE[/url} (same with the{} replaced with [])
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on August 25, 2011, 10:20:10 AM
I don't get the reference as it pertains to me, even after looking up what the heck they were/are.
I think it's just simply playing off the word closet and thinking of a not so popular brand.
Hah yeah, I had to reach way back for that name. I'm not saying anything by it, just thought it was would be a funny thing to find in someone's closet. :) Don't worry, I owned worse (Bugle Boy).

Quote from: wiki
Elastic cuffs at the bottom of the jeans and cross-stitching patterns were also a major part of the Bugle Boy style
Awwww yeah!

Me! Me!

You're a romantic with a love for exotic locales and you respect those who solve problems with a careful methodical approach. You're not easy to surprise because your healthy imagination tips you off to even the most unlikely of possibilities. You're comfortable in an urban setting but more at home amongst nature. You admire spontaneity, class and a good sense of humour. You've got a knack for planning things and people often look to you for guidance. Fake plants aren't your bag, and nothing hits the spot for you like a evening on your patio with a good drink and some company (and a sunset).

Hit me with your best shot Noff.

It's in your nature to defend those who can't defend themselves and you always keep your word. You would make a good pastor or teacher even if you aren't drawn to the idea. You don't play the lotto or gamble, that's not your style. You admire those who do what's right because it's right. You've got a high pain tolerance and can stomach stuff most people can't bear to look at and people's first impressions of you are typically wrong. Also, you strike me as a pasta fan.

Oh, this is awesome. Do me!

You take your time in coming to conclusions and so don't often say things you regret. Making assumptions is not your way, you deal in evidence and facts. You admire those who can talk their way out of a situation and look to do the same. I imagine you wear glasses, but aren't a hat person. Big events like weddings you find tiresome. You don't sweat the small stuff and wish the world was less prone to making a big stink out of little things. You love irony and board games.

Me too smirnoff!

You're good at looking people in the eye and your positive attitude rubs off on those around you. You're liable to break into song and dance at the slightest provocation... it's part of your charm. Hardships don't dampen your spirits for long, and you're not one to complain. You enjoy all things whimsical. Family is your first priority and they're lucky to have you. Thinking creatively comes natural as does laughing. Also you're hopelessly nostalgic ;)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on August 25, 2011, 10:36:35 AM
But then: can you tell me how I make a proper link to something, so I can link to the name/title and not to the address, so to say? I figure I have to code it myself, adding some "ahref" stuff, but it's been years and years since I did any html coding and I can't remember it properly. I would appreciate a simple pointer.
And yes, I have no pride whatsoever, I ask the silliest questions.

lobby,

one way to figure out how somebody does something is just to hit the take their post and hit the "quote" button.  Then you will see the HTML coding behind the formatting and you can just borrow it.  I also wonder the exact same thing on the example you asked so I just quoted another poster that had done it and I can see the code behind it.

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Lobby on August 25, 2011, 10:44:24 AM
Makes sense. I should have thought about it myself considering how much code I delete every time I make a quote..:)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on August 25, 2011, 11:21:09 AM
You're good at looking people in the eye and your positive attitude rubs off on those around you. You're liable to break into song and dance at the slightest provocation... it's part of your charm. Hardships don't dampen your spirits for long, and you're not one to complain. You enjoy all things whimsical. Family is your first priority and they're lucky to have you. Thinking creatively comes natural as does laughing. Also you're hopelessly nostalgic ;)

100% smirnoff! At times I forget to be that person, so thanks for reminding me. It's really one of the nicest gifts I've been given--thanks so much. Someday I hope you share with us the formula for your insight. And the other filmspotter's definitions, so perfect! Bill, are you a pasta man?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FroHam X on August 25, 2011, 11:24:16 AM
Oooh, do me, smir!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on August 25, 2011, 12:59:18 PM
Dare I expose myself to such a revealing portrait? Why not.

It's not that often that a piece of art or music speaks to you but when it does it gets you in a big way. You aren't prone to making rash decisions and you always keep "the big picture" in mind. Your not one to have to wool pulled over your eyes. You appreciate the elegance of efficiency and strike me as the inventive type. You don't leave a task half finished, once you start you typically keep at it right to the end. Friends can count on you to keep a level head and I suspect you're a keen chess player (or would be). You process information quickly and effectively.

Oooh, do me, smir!

Hmm, you ain't got a top 100... alas, I'll make due.

You're the type willing to dive in head first but you're quick on your feet so rather than finding yourself in over your head you actually have a head start. You have a strong work ethic and those who work with you couldn't want for a better partner. You keep many projects up in the air at once but that's the way you like it. You're at home in a crowd but also comfortable enough flying solo. Your social life on the internet is an extension of your real social life and not a replacement for it. You don't strike me as the sort who would get in fights.

Someday I hope you share with us the formula for your insight.

It's just a gut reaction is all (and some imagination too) ;) Acutally it's been good that people are correcting me, I've learned so much.

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FroHam X on August 25, 2011, 02:00:09 PM
You have a strong work ethic and those who work with you couldn't want for a better partner.

Everything seems about right except for that one bit. My work ethic is pretty all over the map. If I get down to something I will really go for it until it's done an perfect, but I'm also a huge procrastinator a lot of the time.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Verite on August 25, 2011, 02:30:50 PM
Don't worry, I owned worse (Bugle Boy).


 ;D  I owned some in the 80s.  Good times.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Lobby on August 25, 2011, 02:57:26 PM
OK, Smirnoff, I'll give you a tricky one considering I've been in this forum for a quite short time. Have you formed any enlightened opinion about me? It's quite interesting to see what first impression others have of you.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on August 25, 2011, 04:31:28 PM
Pretty spot on 'noff. Chess isn't so much my interest but I do like strategy games.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on August 25, 2011, 05:03:37 PM
OK, Smirnoff, I'll give you a tricky one considering I've been in this forum for a quite short time. Have you formed any enlightened opinion about me? It's quite interesting to see what first impression others have of you.

You're like how I imagine Ripley from Alien was before she became an astronaut. Brave, passionate, but without that hard edge yet, still young at heart. I suspect your as open as honest in real life as you are here and that attracts people to you. I also feel like you'd sooner see a natural wonder than a famous historic monument or something man-made. I think you like cheeky humour but the fastest way to lose your respect would be to make a mean-spirited remark at another person. People respect your opinion and as such you are a good influence on those around you. You're unassumingly confident.  :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FroHam X on August 25, 2011, 05:17:41 PM
I don't know if Lobby agrees with all of that, but I can tell you that I've gotten exactly that impression as well.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bill Thompson on August 25, 2011, 05:25:01 PM
Pretty much spot on Noff. :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Lobby on August 25, 2011, 05:37:59 PM
Smirnoff, you're putting the words so nicely and in such a loving way that I feel a little embarrassed. But yes, I recognize myself a lot in your description. It's the person I am or the person I want to be or maybe the person I can't help being, even if it sometimes puts me in a lonely place. If you can attract people in one way, you can also - scare them off in a different way. Kind of hard to explain, but that's how it is.

Funny you're mentioning Ripley. She's my hero! A true lioness. And astronaut was indeed one of the careers I once dreamed of, but I might have mentioned this elsewhere on the forum.

The confidence part is a special story. Sometimes I have a lot of it. I can enjoy situations that others find very uncomfortable, like standing in front of an audience, talking passionately about something I love, glowing and enjoying to sense the energy that is spreading in the room.

But I also have down-periods, dips, moments of quite bad selfdoubts, not to say self hatred, when I'm very harsh to myself, not nice at all. If you take the average, I suppose you're right.

And like many others, I'm amazed at your skills in observations of other people. It's really a gift.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on August 25, 2011, 05:52:49 PM
Well you're all such good peeps, I'm just happy to know you. :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: AAAutin on August 25, 2011, 05:54:13 PM
Ah, 'Noff, I bet you use that line at all the orgies...
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on August 25, 2011, 06:02:16 PM
Ah, 'Noff, I bet you use that line at all the orgies...

(http://i.imgur.com/y9sTF.gif)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FroHam X on August 25, 2011, 06:17:51 PM
My perception of 'noff, let's see how accurate I am:

Smirnoff is a cool cat. He loves to get into epic discussions about almost anything, but he doesn't like to get into arguments. He feels getting too emotionally invested in trivial debates is not worth his time or energy. Instead he prefers to engage directly with the film and other art he consumes.

The 'noff is a hard worker when he wants to be, but he also likes to take it easy much of the time. He enjoys pushing his own boundaries, but doesn't care to go overboard with it. He enjoys long walks on the beach and holding hands in front of the sunset.

'noff is also extremely confident in himself, but don't confuse that for self-seriousness. He knows how to take a joke and he's quite easy going on that front. In fact, when he's with friends and others more familiar he has no problem taking and dishing out all sorts of harmless personal jabs.

Smirnoff is obviously a film fanatic, but in his eyes the most valuable proposition of film it's its transportive abilities. Sometimes he just wants an escape into another world, to get into a different and completely enjoyable headspace. Film provides this for him like almost nothing else.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on August 25, 2011, 06:54:48 PM
My perception of 'noff, let's see how accurate I am:

Smirnoff is a cool cat. He loves to get into epic discussions about almost anything, but he doesn't like to get into arguments. He feels getting too emotionally invested in trivial debates is not worth his time or energy. Instead he prefers to engage directly with the film and other art he consumes.

The 'noff is a hard worker when he wants to be, but he also likes to take it easy much of the time. He enjoys pushing his own boundaries, but doesn't care to go overboard with it. He enjoys long walks on the beach and holding hands in front of the sunset.

'noff is also extremely confident in himself, but don't confuse that for self-seriousness. He knows how to take a joke and he's quite easy going on that front. In fact, when he's with friends and others more familiar he has no problem taking and dishing out all sorts of harmless personal jabs.

Smirnoff is obviously a film fanatic, but in his eyes the most valuable proposition of film it's its transportive abilities. Sometimes he just wants an escape into another world, to get into a different and completely enjoyable headspace. Film provides this for him like almost nothing else.

The bolded bits are bang on, I must say! In other cases it's sort of where I'd like to be but don't quite think I'm there. Thanks for that, Froham. You may understand me better than I understand myself, that last paragraph is particularly well put and sort of made me say "aha!" :)

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FroHam X on August 25, 2011, 06:56:47 PM
Are you saying you don't really care for long walks on the beach?????
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on August 25, 2011, 07:06:35 PM
Are you saying you don't really care for long walks on the beach?????

I don't believe I've ever given it a try. I enjoy long walks and beaches, I suspect the sum would be at least equal to its parts :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on August 25, 2011, 07:17:04 PM
Well, that was fun.  'Noff, is it too late for me to jump onto this train?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on August 25, 2011, 08:23:34 PM
Well, that was fun.  'Noff, is it too late for me to jump onto this train?

Not at all!

I've always admired your bigheartedness and how when a film hit home for you it really seemed to land hard. You take things to heart that others might shrug off. I expect in your work you're probably no stranger to thankless tasks and yet I've never known you to be bitter. In fact you always seem to have a hopeful attitude even when things are rough. Your a wonderful dad, of that I'm quite sure. I think mostly your the kind of guy whose actions have a positive effect on those around you, even if it's not altogether obvious or immediate. You also may be a kid at heart :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on August 25, 2011, 08:32:13 PM

I've always admired your bigheartedness and how when a film hit home for you it really seemed to land hard. You take things to heart that others might shrug off. I expect in your work you're probably no stranger to thankless tasks and yet I've never known you to be bitter. In fact you always seem to have a hopeful attitude even when things are rough. Your a wonderful dad, of that I'm quite sure. I think mostly your the kind of guy whose actions have a positive effect on those around you, even if it's not altogether obvious or immediate. You also may be a kid at heart :)

Thanks!  I may have to have my wife post the "dark side" of Steve :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Verite on August 25, 2011, 10:29:53 PM
Can one of the mods move these Dr. Smirnoff Melfi posts into a new thread so that the greatness is easier to find in the future??!!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on August 25, 2011, 11:03:21 PM
"Sorcerer Smirnoff Summarizes Essences"
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on August 26, 2011, 12:51:18 AM
Super description of oldkid!

And, way to go FroHam!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ferris on August 26, 2011, 08:37:28 AM
I quite like this game: "Smirnoff Stares Clearly Into Your Soul."

ok man do me (hmm I should be kinda easy for you I think)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on August 26, 2011, 09:32:40 AM
ok man do me (hmm I should be kinda easy for you I think)

You're not one to do things in half measure. When you take something on it's not just to see if you can do it, but how well you can do it too. It seems to me that you prefer to reach a high level of competence in many skills than mastery in just one and as such there's definite beginnings and ends to you interests in a given area. You have an adventurous spirit and prefer to blaze your own trail than be guided along an existing one. Socially I see you as a pretty laid back guy, but you also enjoy getting out there on your own, going at your own pace. You respond most to characters on similar philosophical journeys to your own and you appreciate fine craftsmanship in all things.  :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on August 26, 2011, 12:06:19 PM
ok man do me (hmm I should be kinda easy for you I think)

You're not one to do things in half measure. When you take something on it's not just to see if you can do it, but how well you can do it too. It seems to me that you prefer to reach a high level of competence in many skills than mastery in just one and as such there's definite beginnings and ends to you interests in a given area. You have an adventurous spirit and prefer to blaze your own trail than be guided along an existing one. Socially I see you as a pretty laid back guy, but you also enjoy getting out there on your own, going at your own pace. You respond most to characters on similar philosophical journeys to your own and you appreciate fine craftsmanship in all things.  :)

And you missed, you are just one cool guy that everybody missed for the period you were gone. Not sure if I missed what happened, but doesn't matter, welcome back.

Smirnoff, you deserve you own thread as your insights are fascinating.  They may tell more about you then the other person or not.  But it doesn't matter, this been the best thread the last couple of days.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Junior on August 26, 2011, 12:45:00 PM
Oh, this is awesome. Do me!

You take your time in coming to conclusions and so don't often say things you regret.

Mostly true, though I do like to proclaim things as the best of the year a little too easily!

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Making assumptions is not your way, you deal in evidence and facts.

I'd say that's mostly true, too. Speculation isn't my bag.

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You admire those who can talk their way out of a situation and look to do the same.

I don't even know if I've had to argue my way out of a situation. I don't know what that says about me...

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I imagine you wear glasses, but aren't a hat person.

100%!

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Big events like weddings you find tiresome.

Fun at first, tiresome quickly. Unless they're really awesome. Though I haven't been to one since I've been of drinking age. I wonder how that will turn out!

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You don't sweat the small stuff and wish the world was less prone to making a big stink out of little things.

Yes, totally. The problem is that I consider too many things small stuff. Oh well.

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You love irony and board games.

Are we talking dramatic or situational? And yes, love the board games, don't have enough money to get the ones I want.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ferris on August 26, 2011, 12:52:57 PM
ok man do me (hmm I should be kinda easy for you I think)

You're not one to do things in half measure. When you take something on it's not just to see if you can do it, but how well you can do it too. It seems to me that you prefer to reach a high level of competence in many skills than mastery in just one and as such there's definite beginnings and ends to you interests in a given area. You have an adventurous spirit and prefer to blaze your own trail than be guided along an existing one. Socially I see you as a pretty laid back guy, but you also enjoy getting out there on your own, going at your own pace. You respond most to characters on similar philosophical journeys to your own and you appreciate fine craftsmanship in all things.  :)

Yep. That's pretty spot on....Somehow I have a wierd feeling yours might not be too far off from this description as well?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ferris on August 26, 2011, 01:10:21 PM
And you missed, you are just one cool guy that everybody missed for the period you were gone. Not sure if I missed what happened, but doesn't matter, welcome back.

awwww very nice of you to say :)

Oh nothing happened.  I do one obsession at a time.  My film obsession ended one day.  From 2009 to 2010 I saw over 350 films.  Since Oct 2010?  I think I've seen 4.   But it's nice to be able to pop back in at random and still feel so welcome....   8)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: AAAutin on August 26, 2011, 01:12:26 PM
So, what's your new obsession then?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ferris on August 26, 2011, 06:33:56 PM
Got obsessed with the Gym.  Lost 40 pounds in 4 months.  That's what great about obsessive people.  What's not so great is I started getting involved with my kids in Minecraft and that's been my obsession for 5 months and in that time haven't been to the gym once - gained 20 pounds back.  So now I'm between obsessions.  I'm trying to decide whether to learn Java, or create a Sports Jargon Wiki, build a music studio , or find a new job...

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on August 26, 2011, 06:40:53 PM
I vote for music studio.. but a job is sometimes important
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Corndog on August 26, 2011, 09:48:35 PM
I vote for music studio.. but a job is sometimes important

With ferris they could be connected, no?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on August 26, 2011, 10:35:32 PM
Yep. That's pretty spot on....Somehow I have a wierd feeling yours might not be too far off from this description as well?

Heh yea, pretty much. That's what made it so easy to come up with  ;)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ferris on August 26, 2011, 11:29:21 PM
I vote for music studio.. but a job is sometimes important

With ferris they could be connected, no?

wow you just blew my mind....
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on August 27, 2011, 01:46:12 AM
So, apparently I've just passed 1,000 posts here on Filmspotting. Can I get a...

(http://images.pictureshunt.com/pics/i/internet_high_five-2496.jpg)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 1SO on August 27, 2011, 01:52:19 AM
WOOT!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on August 27, 2011, 01:53:46 AM
Nice work.  8)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Lobby on August 27, 2011, 04:30:12 AM
I think you got a new shiny title award, "elite member", right? Grats!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: tinyholidays on August 27, 2011, 08:54:31 AM
My, what a big hand. Congrats, Totoro!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on August 27, 2011, 11:28:49 AM
Congratulations Totoro!

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_YKIiimJgR34/TFuu2T5adEI/AAAAAAAACgo/IZ3TIQxit9k/s1600/%5Blarge%5D%5BAnimePaper%5Dwallpapers_My-Neighbor-Totoro_gabychan(1.25)__THISRES__76018.jpg)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 27, 2011, 12:12:10 PM
So, apparently I've just passed 1,000 posts here on Filmspotting. Can I get a...

(http://images.pictureshunt.com/pics/i/internet_high_five-2496.jpg)

done! shrinking for manners sake - should not be taken as a revealing of anything more personal than that.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ferris on August 27, 2011, 03:29:32 PM
Congratulations Totoro!

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_YKIiimJgR34/TFuu2T5adEI/AAAAAAAACgo/IZ3TIQxit9k/s1600/%5Blarge%5D%5BAnimePaper%5Dwallpapers_My-Neighbor-Totoro_gabychan(1.25)__THISRES__76018.jpg)

Steve stole my idea!  Congrats!  8)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on August 27, 2011, 04:44:14 PM
Well done Totoro. Freaky thing was my hand fit perfectly in the hand outline. Yes I do have small hands
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on August 27, 2011, 09:39:53 PM


Me! Me!

You're a romantic with a love for exotic locales and you respect those who solve problems with a careful methodical approach. You're not easy to surprise because your healthy imagination tips you off to even the most unlikely of possibilities. You're comfortable in an urban setting but more at home amongst nature. You admire spontaneity, class and a good sense of humour. You've got a knack for planning things and people often look to you for guidance. Fake plants aren't your bag, and nothing hits the spot for you like a evening on your patio with a good drink and some company (and a sunset).


That's pretty spot on, and it made me smile.  Thanks 'noff.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Monty on August 28, 2011, 08:01:29 AM
Just hope our American friends are OK and haven't taken too much of a battering from Hurricane Irene. Be safe people.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Clovis8 on August 28, 2011, 08:32:17 AM
Just hope our American friends are OK and haven't taken too much of a battering from Hurricane Irene. Be safe people.

Sounds like it was mostly media hype in the end. Storm turned out not nearly as bad as predicted which is good.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ¡Keith! on August 28, 2011, 12:18:07 PM
Just hope our American friends are OK and haven't taken too much of a battering from Hurricane Irene. Be safe people.

Sounds like it was mostly media hype in the end. Storm turned out not nearly as bad as predicted which is good.

couple people died - a surfer who should've known better. some flooded basements and small areas of power outage here but yeah, nothing major.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on September 03, 2011, 12:59:59 PM
Post 9000...rounding the bend and heading toward objective awesomeness.

If I had been posting at my current rate of 5000/yr since I created my account I'd be at 25000. Keep that in mind pix. :P
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on September 04, 2011, 03:07:39 PM
If ifs and buts twere apples and nuts all 'told ladies be stuffing their guts.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on September 06, 2011, 02:30:59 PM
Have you guys clicked on the google logo today?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on September 06, 2011, 04:08:21 PM
Just did. :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on September 07, 2011, 06:57:54 PM
Congratulations Totoro!

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_YKIiimJgR34/TFuu2T5adEI/AAAAAAAACgo/IZ3TIQxit9k/s1600/%5Blarge%5D%5BAnimePaper%5Dwallpapers_My-Neighbor-Totoro_gabychan(1.25)__THISRES__76018.jpg)

Awwww!!! Yes!!! :D

Guys, I got a problem. My friend called today to tell me that he's writing a screenplay that's similar to the one I sent him to help me make. He clarified - this isn't plagiarism - but then why the fork is he calling me to tell me all this?

What do I do? I'm kind of totally teed off right now.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on September 07, 2011, 07:47:19 PM
Write the better screenplay.  Think of it as an opportunity to create a better creative act than you would have if your "friend" hadn't stolen your idea.

I'd also tell him that it's a pretty sucky thing to do.  Maybe not legally plagiarism, but a betrayal.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: AAAutin on September 07, 2011, 07:49:22 PM
And then? Hit him with a shovel.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on September 08, 2011, 01:46:30 AM
Unless you followed any of the steps to get copyright, I'm not sure you have much recourse. I've sent my script to a few people, but given the low probability that I actually film it, if someone wants to steal it they can (though I'd rather they give me a writing credit).
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on September 08, 2011, 02:04:50 AM
Well, I learned that I can't trust him anymore. He's becoming less and less of a friend and more like a rival. Oh well.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ferris on September 08, 2011, 09:29:48 AM
I'd also tell him that it's a pretty sucky thing to do. 

Definitely this.  Give him one chance to rethink.  THEN be tee'd off.  :)

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on September 10, 2011, 10:25:26 PM
sdadalus...

CONFIRMED. :D

Joyous occasion!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on September 11, 2011, 08:26:11 AM
I'm 5 in forum years today!  8)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: tinyholidays on September 11, 2011, 08:32:26 AM
Off to Kindergarten with you!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on September 11, 2011, 04:24:20 PM
Forum years are kinda like dog years.  You pant a lot and pee in inappropriate places.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Lobby on September 11, 2011, 04:51:18 PM
I'm 5 in forum years today!  8)

Congratulations! I'm celebrating three months tomorrow. It's wonderful to be the youngest one for a change. :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 'Noke on September 11, 2011, 05:08:32 PM
These forums are the only place I feel old.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on September 12, 2011, 12:03:49 AM
Off to Kindergarten with you!

Don't forget your lunchbox!
(http://i54.tinypic.com/vdg7pu.jpg)
happy 5th smirnoff
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 1SO on September 12, 2011, 12:17:30 AM
A 5th of smirnoff

(http://i53.tinypic.com/op4d5j.jpg)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on September 12, 2011, 08:25:39 AM
Cheers!

That lunchbox is awesomes!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: tinyholidays on September 12, 2011, 09:13:23 AM
I am currently in awe of anyone who cooks, cleans, and organizes for more than two people, especially while working and/or maintaining any creative output. I'm a month into this co-living thing, and it's a lot of work to just keep oneself and another from falling over the edge of squalor!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on September 12, 2011, 09:37:56 AM
I am currently in awe of anyone who cooks, cleans, and organizes for more than two people, especially while working and/or maintaining any creative output. I'm a month into this co-living thing, and it's a lot of work to just keep oneself and another from falling over the edge of squalor!

 :D When you figure out the magic formula, let me know!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ferris on September 12, 2011, 02:20:34 PM
Off to Kindergarten with you!

Don't forget your lunchbox!
(http://i54.tinypic.com/vdg7pu.jpg)
happy 5th smirnoff

Awesome!

Congrats Smirnoff.  BTW: Curious, based on the forum stats, how many days, hours, minutes and seconds have you wasted here over that time?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: StudentOFilm on September 12, 2011, 03:37:14 PM
I am currently in awe of anyone who cooks, cleans, and organizes for more than two people, especially while working and/or maintaining any creative output. I'm a month into this co-living thing, and it's a lot of work to just keep oneself and another from falling over the edge of squalor!

I live by myself and still can't figure out how to cook, clean, and organize for one person while maintaining any creative output. ;D
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: tinyholidays on September 12, 2011, 04:07:35 PM
I seem to be better at taking care of two people and a long-haired cat than I was of just myself.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on September 12, 2011, 06:50:22 PM
BTW: Curious, based on the forum stats, how many days, hours, minutes and seconds have you wasted here over that time?

156 days, 21 hours and 20 minutes

Which over 1825 days (i.e. 5 years) is 8.5% of my time. That sounds about right too. ;D
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on September 18, 2011, 03:56:19 PM
We aim to please
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: StudentOFilm on September 20, 2011, 10:17:16 PM
Just read New York Comic-Con's schedule. The Walking Dead (AMC) and Avengers (Marvel Studios) panels are on my list to go to. Cast and crew of both are rumored to be in attendance.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on September 21, 2011, 01:26:52 AM
My friend and I got into a huge argument today. After it all, I apologized for being rude and being a jerk. I owned up to everything. He replies to me pretty much like this, "While I accept your apology, I still think you're an immature and can't hold a conversation."

I responded by deleting then blocking him.

Am I right in doing this, filmspotting nation? We can all get mean and nasty to each other, but once someone apologizes, people should try their best to settle the dust. That's how I see it anyways.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on September 21, 2011, 05:20:43 AM
A sincere apology should be accepted, if it is not, clearly there are deeper issues and it is time to move on. Be open to revisiting the friendship, if the other puts in the effort, but otherwise be polite at random meetings and do not seek the person out.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: AAAutin on September 21, 2011, 05:37:58 AM
I responded by deleting then blocking him.

Friendships so easily dismissed are not friendships worth having. However, if this is some sort of passive-aggressive ploy on your part, your "friend" is probably right in his characterization of you.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ferris on September 21, 2011, 07:47:52 AM
My friend and I got into a huge argument today. After it all, I apologized for being rude and being a jerk. I owned up to everything. He replies to me pretty much like this, "While I accept your apology, I still think you're an immature and can't hold a conversation."

I responded by deleting then blocking him.

Am I right in doing this, filmspotting nation? We can all get mean and nasty to each other, but once someone apologizes, people should try their best to settle the dust. That's how I see it anyways.

Hey Totoro...sorry to hear this .  That's always hard.  :-\

It would be unfair of me to try to make a judgement call based on just this.  It'd be too easy for me to fall on one side or the other based on recent interactions I've hard with peole in my life.  My advice is determine if this is person worth being friends with - only you can make that call ( and there is no right or wrong answer).  But either way - behave in a way that brings you the outcome you want, not in the way that satisfies a loose set of social interaction rules.  In my 150 or so years  on this planet I've yet to hear a good decision start with phrase "I shouldn't have to be the one...". 

Lastly - I'll leave you with something my Dad always said growing up, and it's mantra I live by:  "You can have it your way, or you can make everyone else happy.  You can't have both.  Decided which one you want then don't look back". 




Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on September 21, 2011, 08:49:11 AM
I pretty much agree with the above.

Internet relationships are tough.  First, because people say things that they wouldn't normally say face to face.  Second, because it's so easy to switch on or off a relationship.  Think about your relationship with this person otherwise.  Are there positive things you like about being connected with him?  Balance it out-- is his refusal to apologize and to say something inappropriate in the heat of the moment worth blocking out the positive things?  Also think about what benefit you might be offering him, and put that in the mix. 

Typically, I have found that unless a person continues to be obnoxious over a period of time, it isn't worth cutting off a relationship.  And then, you never know, he may wake up today and regret what he said, and he needs the opportunity to make it up to you.  Whether that be an apology or another way of restoring the relationship.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on September 21, 2011, 02:57:31 PM
My friend and I got into a huge argument today. After it all, I apologized for being rude and being a jerk. I owned up to everything. He replies to me pretty much like this, "While I accept your apology, I still think you're an immature and can't hold a conversation."

I responded by deleting then blocking him.

Am I right in doing this, filmspotting nation? We can all get mean and nasty to each other, but once someone apologizes, people should try their best to settle the dust. That's how I see it anyways.

Hey Totoro...sorry to hear this .  That's always hard.  :-\

It would be unfair of me to try to make a judgement call based on just this.  It'd be too easy for me to fall on one side or the other based on recent interactions I've hard with peole in my life.  My advice is determine if this is person worth being friends with - only you can make that call ( and there is no right or wrong answer).  But either way - behave in a way that brings you the outcome you want, not in the way that satisfies a loose set of social interaction rules.  In my 150 or so years  on this planet I've yet to hear a good decision start with phrase "I shouldn't have to be the one...". 

Lastly - I'll leave you with something my Dad always said growing up, and it's mantra I live by:  "You can have it your way, or you can make everyone else happy.  You can't have both.  Decided which one you want then don't look back".

Thanks ferris and thanks guys.

It was the straw that broke the camel's back. He's dismissed me several times in the past. When ever I'm hanging out with him in a group, I'd try to connect and make a conversation. He'd just brush me off in favor of his friends or girlfriend. Once he invited me to come with him to a club as a group to have fun and dance. He left me at the club with one of his friends (who was a guy, btw) that I don't know to go have sex with his girlfriend in the car.

You're right, ferris. And besides. There are plenty of nicer people to befriend in the world.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: tinyholidays on September 25, 2011, 08:30:16 AM
I missed noting my two-year board anniversary yesterday. In that period, I've moved five times, so I'd like to thank you guys for providing a constant location of community while I pinball around North America. It's definitely helped me maintain a sense of stability.

My goal for the next year? Stop being such a wimp and go back to writing fun, meaty, in-depth reviews.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ferris on September 25, 2011, 02:13:35 PM
I missed noting my two-year board anniversary yesterday. In that period, I've moved five times, so I'd like to thank you guys for providing a constant location of community while I pinball around North America. It's definitely helped me maintain a sense of stability.

My goal for the next year? Stop being such a wimp and go back to writing fun, meaty, in-depth reviews.

Two years!  Cool!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ferris on September 25, 2011, 02:16:46 PM
Geiko Insurance.  Now for Malick fans
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rR1nB-c_Tw&feature=player_embedded (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rR1nB-c_Tw&feature=player_embedded)

(http://jeffstatt.smugmug.com/Screenshots/AssociationGame/i-XhgwkrN/0/M/9-25-2011-2-17-39-PM-M.png)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on September 26, 2011, 09:52:12 AM
My goal for the next year? Stop being such a wimp and go back to writing fun, meaty, in-depth reviews.

Great goal!

Happy anniversary!  It feels like you've just joined...  huh.  My third anniversary is this next February.  Actually, it's the day before my daughter's birthday (the one who doesn't participate here), so I should remember.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: MartinTeller on September 26, 2011, 10:11:03 AM
Oh gee, my 1 year anniversary was last week.  It didn't occur to me to make note of it.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: tinyholidays on September 26, 2011, 10:18:55 AM
You've stormed the castle, Martin.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on September 26, 2011, 10:28:31 AM
I never know what date to use for my marker. If it was sign-up/first post then I missed my five year anniversary back in July. Probably more reasonable is when I started regular posting (after about 35 posts) on 1/9/2010. I shall have my 10k before too long though, so that shall be a time of merriment.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on September 27, 2011, 11:50:04 PM


Me! Me!

You're a romantic with a love for exotic locales and you respect those who solve problems with a careful methodical approach. You're not easy to surprise because your healthy imagination tips you off to even the most unlikely of possibilities. You're comfortable in an urban setting but more at home amongst nature. You admire spontaneity, class and a good sense of humour. You've got a knack for planning things and people often look to you for guidance. Fake plants aren't your bag, and nothing hits the spot for you like a evening on your patio with a good drink and some company (and a sunset).


That's pretty spot on, and it made me smile.  Thanks 'noff.

Am late to the party but do me!
Do me noff!

That felt a little dirty...
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on September 28, 2011, 09:59:56 AM
Ah St. Martin... I think of you as a social chameleon. You can gel with any crowd but you also have it in your to be the most colourful member of the group (if the mood should strike you). You're not easily shocked and you probably have a wealth of good stories to tell from your wild youth. These days you much more sensible... maybe even wise! But not without a healthy sense of nostalgia to balance it out. Also, you're handy with tools n' stuff. When you get your hands on a thing you understand the mechanics at work.

Wildcard addition: as a kid you were exceedingly good at Hungry Hungry Hippos, which is weird because it doesn't seem like skill game.

I have no idea if any of this is close. You're a tough read.  :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on September 28, 2011, 11:40:05 AM
Am late to the party but do me!
Do me noff!
I forgot about this project of yours, 'noff!  Me, too? 


(Love your description of Marty. Curious to see what he'll think of it. :)  )
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on September 28, 2011, 12:56:56 PM
OAD you're probably the daughter of Mother Teresa or someone like her. That's the only way I can explain your superhuman levels of compassion (a quality I'm sure you've passed on to your kids). You seem happy in life, content, but not too content. I think you've sort of figured out how this "life" thing works, or at least how to get through it gracefully. I doubt if you're one to repeat your mistakes more than once, you're much too self-aware for that. When you travel I suspect it's about the people you meet more than the places you see. Something tells me you still send out hand-written Christmas cards... there's some traditions you just won't break.  :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on September 28, 2011, 02:03:04 PM
OAD you're probably the daughter of Mother Teresa or someone like her. That's the only way I can explain your superhuman levels of compassion (a quality I'm sure you've passed on to your kids).
Ah, 'noff, shall I tell you how much I am not anything like as kind and generous as an imagined daughter of Mother Teresa? Let me count the ways!  It's interesting though that you get this sort of vibe from me; I've often wondered about the implications of the fact that it is on the forum that I have the opportunity to project my best self if I so choose: I can edit out of my posts any state of irritability or grumpiness I might be in at a given moment.  My children, I'm afraid, don't get the benefit of those edits - if only I could do that for them. 

You seem happy in life, content, but not too content. I think you've sort of figured out how this "life" thing works, or at least how to get through it gracefully. I doubt if you're one to repeat your mistakes more than once, you're much too self-aware for that.
It is true, I think, that I am mostly happy and content - though I do have regular fits of depression and dissatisfaction with my life.  (And then I'm often frustrated with myself for giving into wallowing in that depression and/or dissatisfaction.)  I guess I am self-aware - maybe too self-aware - and I wish it did keep me from repeating mistakes.  Certain mistakes, yes (eg. in teaching or something), I do learn from and work never to repeat; other mistakes are like bad pennies that keep turning up even though I am aware of my tendency towards them.  On my best days and at my most philosophical, I hope to achieve the mindset that these repeated mistakes will help keep me humble and will make me generous towards others in their mistakes.

When you travel I suspect it's about the people you meet more than the places you see. Something tells me you still send out hand-written Christmas cards... there's some traditions you just won't break.  :)
Both of these are true.  :)  I'm at my happiest when I feel I've made a personal connection with someone.  The downside of the latter is that I might find myself feeling irritable during the month of December when I receive those generic, impersonal newsletters from friends; I so much prefer getting one handwritten sentence written to me than those, usually unsigned, newsletters written to an audience of everyone.  :(
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on September 28, 2011, 03:07:07 PM
I can edit out of my posts any state of irritability or grumpiness I might be in at a given moment.

Wait, this is allowed? I should try it sometime. ;)

*deletes all his posts*
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on September 28, 2011, 07:24:45 PM
*deletes all his posts*
Well, you probably don't have to delete all of them. ;)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on September 28, 2011, 08:31:51 PM
Ah St. Martin... I think of you as a social chameleon. You can gel with any crowd but you also have it in your to be the most colourful member of the group (if the mood should strike you).

This is true - at least the chameleon part - it's not that I am shifty but rather I have run in so many crazy crowds - I find it easy to ride the wave so to speak...
I am a people watcher - interactions intrigue me.

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You're not easily shocked and you probably have a wealth of good stories to tell from your wild youth. These days you much more sensible... maybe even wise!

I have a lot of stories...I have seen things and done things that make me laugh now but I honestly don't know what I was thinking at the time.
My wisdom is easily imparted to others but rarely followed by myself - ahh the follies of middle age.  ;D


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But not without a healthy sense of nostalgia to balance it out.

Nostalgia or melancholy?
I miss those days when life seemed like this crazy adventure but stability is a great thing - it actually given me the confidence to chase bigger dreams. 8)


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Also, you're handy with tools n' stuff. When you get your hands on a thing you understand the mechanics at work.

I am good at understanding processes and systems ONCE I get to work with them. It's hard for me to have it explained to me - I need to get my hands dirty.
But as far as actual mechanical issues - and yes I work at an auto auction - I am utterly and completely stupid - god help us all if you see me with a wrench in my hands. We have hit the very last line of defenses.  :o

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Wildcard addition: as a kid you were exceedingly good at Hungry Hungry Hippos, which is weird because it doesn't seem like skill game.

Never played - but I did excel at Uno, Clue and Battleship - oh and Othello.

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I have no idea if any of this is close. You're a tough read.  :)

Pretty good actually :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on September 28, 2011, 10:13:15 PM
I has dilemma!

I met this super awesome, extremely attractive, very intelligent girl today at Club Rush. We get to talking and I think/feel the attraction is mutual. She signs her name for my club and leaves. I look at the name and I'm shocked, then saddened. Her last name is Kennedy. My mom's maiden name is Kennedy! And my Mom's family lives in California... (where I live)  :-\

Help, FS! Am I overreacting or should I not pursue this girl?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on September 28, 2011, 10:21:15 PM
Lots of people's names are Kennedy. Legally you only have to worry if she's your first cousin, and only in some states. Biologically, there's no particularly strong reason not to go for your cousin (the risk of birth defects is equivalent to having a child after 30). And if she's second cousin or further then there is absolutely no reason to be bothered about it from either standpoint.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: StudentOFilm on September 28, 2011, 11:04:03 PM
You aren't overreacting. I'm a very open person so I don't mind saying this at all- I slept with a girl named Lauren once and that is my sister's name. It felt freaking weird. When someone says their name and it's the name of someone in your family, you go in your head perhaps unknowingly, "that's my [insert relationship]'s name." Bothered me at the time, but then I totally remembered that my uncle's wife (so my dad's sister-in-law) married a woman with his sister's name. Names shnames.

Unless you get married and you know everyone at the wedding beforehand... than there might be a problem... ???
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on September 29, 2011, 02:10:51 PM
Oh Martin and OAD, I feel like I know you much better now :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ferris on September 30, 2011, 01:23:37 PM
I has dilemma!

I met this super awesome, extremely attractive, very intelligent girl today at Club Rush. We get to talking and I think/feel the attraction is mutual. She signs her name for my club and leaves. I look at the name and I'm shocked, then saddened. Her last name is Kennedy. My mom's maiden name is Kennedy! And my Mom's family lives in California... (where I live)  :-\

Help, FS! Am I overreacting or should I not pursue this girl?

eh?  What's the issue?  Name shmame.   For the last 19 years mom and wife have shared the same first and last name.  Only time this is an issue is when picking up prescriptions at the pharmacy.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on September 30, 2011, 05:09:27 PM
If there was a game called "Hug, Handshake or High-Five" where one had to determine from body language which gesture another person was going for, I would lose constantly.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Junior on September 30, 2011, 05:12:41 PM
That sounds like a fun game. High-FiHug!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on September 30, 2011, 05:30:25 PM
lol Bondo :)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_aua2IW0DtNs/R_2Z-88UcoI/AAAAAAAAAvA/LVS6Df69mjI/s320/bad+high+five.jpg)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on September 30, 2011, 05:41:35 PM
Also too

(http://belieber.files.wordpress.com/2010/12/john-mayer-kanye-west-high-five-gif.gif)

This one wins because it incorporates all three.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ferris on October 01, 2011, 10:11:46 AM

This one wins because it incorporates all three.

oh my that is awkward.  See this is precisely why I spend most of my social interactions with arms akimbo!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on October 01, 2011, 10:18:45 PM
Would a good looking people thread be alright to make?

What we'd do is post pictures of ridiculously good looking people.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: AAAutin on October 02, 2011, 05:36:54 PM
We already have one of those, Totoro; it's called the media.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 02, 2011, 05:40:01 PM
That thread would just be filled with Emma Roberts, I imagine. Also, I think there's a similar thread in the Top 5. There's also the He/She/They are Awesome thread wherein I post pictures of beautiful people and Disney stars.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on October 05, 2011, 03:23:22 PM
So you recognise that Disney stars are not beautiful people
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on October 06, 2011, 02:25:53 PM
 :P
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: saltine on October 06, 2011, 09:43:49 PM
Anyone familiar with Chicago?

I'm looking (for next year) at a condo here:

Location: River North & Downtown Chicago
Cross streets: State and Wacker

If it helps, the building's block includes Smith & Wollensky, BIN 36, House of Blues, Chase Bank, Hotel Sax, 10 Pin, & Harry Carays.

What is this area like?

The condo price is almost too good to be true so I'm thinking maybe the area is not great.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on October 06, 2011, 11:38:19 PM
Anyone familiar with Chicago?

I'm looking (for next year) at a condo here:

Location: River North & Downtown Chicago
Cross streets: State and Wacker

If it helps, the building's block includes Smith & Wollensky, BIN 36, House of Blues, Chase Bank, Hotel Sax, 10 Pin, & Harry Carays.

What is this area like?

The condo price is almost too good to be true so I'm thinking maybe the area is not great.

Saltine is the new co-host confirmed?  :o
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on October 08, 2011, 12:34:31 AM
I met someone. :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Melvil on October 08, 2011, 01:08:53 AM
Saltine, I'm not an authority on condos in the city, but as for the area itself I don't see how you could go wrong. You're basically right in the heart of the theater and shopping districts, on the river walk, and close to lake shore drive. Doesn't get much more downtown than that. :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: saltine on October 08, 2011, 01:25:46 AM
Saltine, I'm not an authority on condos in the city, but as for the area itself I don't see how you could go wrong. You're basically right in the heart of the theater and shopping districts, on the river walk, and close to lake shore drive. Doesn't get much more downtown than that. :)

Thanks, Melvil. I'm so glad to get this good report from you.

I love the apt, 60th floor, great views of the city.

Hopefully, Sept 2012 we'll be in Chicago for a month.  It's looking better and better.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on October 08, 2011, 01:53:36 AM
Hi Saltine,

Not sure if you enjoy jazz but if you move to Chicago or visit, try going to Green Mill on Monday to see Patricia Barber. 

http://patriciabarber.com/

She is an amazing talent and plays at this bar most Monday's if not out touring.  The Green Mill use to be one of Al Capone's hang out back in the 20's and has quite a few good artists performing there.

http://www.greenmilljazz.com/history.html

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: saltine on October 08, 2011, 03:17:23 AM
Hi Saltine,

Not sure if you enjoy jazz but if you move to Chicago or visit, try going to Green Mill on Monday to see Patricia Barber. 

http://patriciabarber.com/

She is an amazing talent and plays at this bar most Monday's if not out touring.  The Green Mill use to be one of Al Capone's hang out back in the 20's and has quite a few good artists performing there.

http://www.greenmilljazz.com/history.html

Wow, sounds like fun!  It's on the list!

(We'll be living in the city for a month in 2012, probably Sept.)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jim brown on October 08, 2011, 08:25:07 AM
My favorite part of Yom Kippur is the music. Kicking it old school; listening to a lot of Atony! Atoni! Atoné!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on October 28, 2011, 01:24:22 AM
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_ltpg2tIr9J1r25y9yo1_1280.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=AKIAJ6IHWSU3BX3X7X3Q&Expires=1319869383&Signature=wXsxBwCUbamA0fbS3MuO5yyhrag%3D)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on October 28, 2011, 01:25:22 AM
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Really bad picture of me.  :P
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on October 28, 2011, 01:38:53 PM
You have the same eyes as your avatar.  :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on October 29, 2011, 02:54:15 PM
Haha, except mine are blue. :)

Oh my, where's the photo?  :-\
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: AAAutin on October 29, 2011, 07:50:57 PM
I guess that means you're part of the 0% now.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Tim on November 02, 2011, 08:39:46 PM
This image link should work better Totoro.

They are downsizing at my work right now. 70 people are about to lose their job because the government won't fund the government education discount they said was mandatory for all government regulated education institutes to offer to all citizens. #IdioticGovernment


(http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_ltpg2tIr9J1r25y9yo1_1280.jpg)

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Corndog on November 04, 2011, 03:33:53 PM
Who lives in Columbus, Ohio and wants to go to movies with me? I'm growing tired of going by myself.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on November 04, 2011, 03:53:31 PM
I think I am going to see Take Shelter at the Esquire tomorrow, too bad you still aren't in Cincy  :(
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on November 04, 2011, 04:52:43 PM
3 months worth of weekends and about 6-7k worth of tools and materials = buddy's finished basement

(http://i.imgur.com/EmZjv.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/TXEJc.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/TDRUK.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/S8Yb1.jpg)

This was a great project and it turned out very well. I wish I had some before pictures but basically it was like any other basement; concrete floor, concrete walls, and a cieling full wires and duct work. Now it's 450 sq feet of whatever he wants it to be, and an isolated utility room. It was satisfying to do a top to bottom project like this because you experience a little bit of everything. Some things I knew how to do from past projects and other things I only knew how to do in theory. As long as your not in a hurry though you can do anything.

Most useful tool:
(http://www.an451reviews.info/image/makita-td020dsew-72-volt-lithium-ion-cordless-impa.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/Makita-TD020DSEW-7-2-Volt-Lithium-Ion-Cordless/dp/B000MPP558/ref=sr_1_11?s=hi&ie=UTF8&qid=1320442021&sr=1-11)
This dinky little impact driver was the surprise hit of the project. The only reason my buddy had it was because it the homebuilder threw it in as a promotional item or something. For it's size it packed a wallop and would easily get through most days without needing a battery swap. It saw use during every stage of the project and never came up short. It'll sink a 3 inch screw and keep on going if you want it to. As hard as we were on it it never showed any sign of wear. The only time we switched to a standard drill was if we needed the adjustable chuck, otherwise it was Makita all the way.

Most difficult stage:
Drywalling. Not hard to do, but hard to do well. We knew it would  be, and it was. I consider myself fairly handy and even still it took a long time to get what I would call satisfactory results. It's an ugly stage of the project and so you want to get through it quickly. That's the problem. When you think your done and it looks good, do more. More mud, more sanding. You can be sure that once you get the paint on any flaws will stand out 10x more. Mad props to pros who do this.

Easiest stage:
Surprisingly, electrical. At the outset it seemed like the biggest wildcard aspect of the project (because neither of us had done it before) but it turned out to be incredibly simple. We ran 4 new circuits, modified 2, and never had any problems. Bought this book at home depot and it told us everything we needed to know.
(http://cb.pbsstatic.com/l/43/1843/9780696211843.jpg)

We've passed all the inspections and everything is to code or better. It feels good. My DIY bug is satisfied for a while. Next project, reno the condo when I move in.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on November 04, 2011, 04:57:17 PM
Wow, beautiful! 

Uri would agree with you, btw, about drywalling - he loathes it - and when he was small-time contracting, it was the one part of the job he could do on his own but eventually decided it just wasn't worth the pain and subbed it out.  He used that Wiring 1-2-3 book, too. :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 04, 2011, 04:59:15 PM
I wish you were my buddy.  ;)

Great work. Looks very sharp.

Luckily, I've never had to drywall, but I've come to have an extreme hatred of working with sheet rock. The dust it generates is the most vile stuff I can imagine. I can't think of anything I hate more.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on November 04, 2011, 05:20:27 PM
Thanks!

Uri would agree with you, btw, about drywalling - he loathes it - and when he was small-time contracting, it was the one part of the job he could do on his own but eventually decided it just wasn't worth the pain and subbed it out.
That seems like a smart move. The folks who are good at it are just SO fast and do good work... and they don't seem to mind doing it. Win win. :) It'd be the last thing I'd want to do exclusively though.

Luckily, I've never had to drywall, but I've come to have an extreme hatred of working with sheet rock. The dust it generates is the most vile stuff I can imagine. I can't think of anything I hate more.

I'm with you there, awful stuff. We isolated the basement from the rest of the house as best we could and always had all the windows open downstairs whenever we were sanding. I think our biggest breakthrough though came when instead of buying a good filter for the shop vac we did the opposite, we removed all the filters, attached a long exhaust tube to the casister and basically vented all the dust directly out into the atmosphere. ;D Luckily he lives in a windy neighbourhood so it didn't all just settle on his lawn but instead dispersed harmlessly. You've just gotta remember to give the vac a thorough clean out with your air-compressor afterwards or you'll get a nasty surprise next time you turn it on!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Corndog on November 04, 2011, 06:05:50 PM
I think I am going to see Take Shelter at the Esquire tomorrow, too bad you still aren't in Cincy  :(

Very true, and funny story, I think I am heading out to see Take Shelter at th Drexel tonight in Columbus. Double  :( :(
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jim brown on November 04, 2011, 06:17:53 PM
Beautiful work, smirnoff.  Truly.

At this stage in my life, between the 3 kids and 2 dogs, cleaning the bathroom qualifies as home improvement.   :P
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on November 04, 2011, 07:17:50 PM
Here's hoping it doesn't take you three months to do it! :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jim brown on November 04, 2011, 08:08:46 PM
Here's hoping it doesn't take you three months to do it! :)

Let's just say it's a work in progress.   :(
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on November 04, 2011, 08:28:15 PM
I think I am going to see Take Shelter at the Esquire tomorrow, too bad you still aren't in Cincy  :(

Very true, and funny story, I think I am heading out to see Take Shelter at th Drexel tonight in Columbus. Double  :( :(

The screening I am going to tomorrow has a Q and A afterwards by one of the producers, Tyler Davidson.  Apparently he is from Ohio and will be attending. 
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Corndog on November 04, 2011, 09:31:33 PM
The film is set in the Elyria, Ohio area. I think they filmed there too. Enjoy! Should be fun!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on November 04, 2011, 11:04:49 PM
Wow smirnoff, you cook and finish basements too. Impressive!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on November 04, 2011, 11:09:30 PM
If you've used one spatula you've used 'em all.  ;)

(http://www.clipartguide.com/_small/1386-0812-2916-5240.jpg) (http://www.homeimprovementsdepot.com/images/drywall-knife1.jpg)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on November 04, 2011, 11:18:16 PM
 :D  I'm just following you around the forum. How do you get the pictures up so fast?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on November 04, 2011, 11:30:17 PM
I keep a supplementary supply of smileys (http://noffload.net/uploader/files/1/econs.html) handy because I seem to use them so much. So that helps. Everything else, google + imgur (thanks MartinT for that heads up, great site). (http://noffload.net/uploader/files/1/econs/ninja.gif)

edit: this post belongs in the "I'm such a nerd" thread. (http://noffload.net/uploader/files/1/econs/redface.gif)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on November 04, 2011, 11:36:39 PM
that's awesome
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on November 05, 2011, 12:05:27 AM
that's awesome

smirnoff's secret smiley stash!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on November 06, 2011, 03:38:16 PM
I miss Bill.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: AAAutin on November 06, 2011, 05:05:33 PM
I miss Bill's podcast reviews.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 06, 2011, 05:10:16 PM
Check out his Blog (http://billsmovieemporium.wordpress.com/)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: AAAutin on November 06, 2011, 05:39:54 PM
Hey! A new podcast review. S'been a while.

(Unfortunately, it's a podcast I recommended...and he tears it to bits.)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on November 06, 2011, 06:38:04 PM
I was wondering where he was, what happened?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: AAAutin on November 06, 2011, 07:22:08 PM
We drove him away, jdc, we drove him away. [Sad emoticon thingy.]
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on November 07, 2011, 04:14:31 PM
I just had one of those moments like in the movies where the character thinks he sees something, but then a bus goes by and the next time he looks it's something else. Only for me it was a tree I was walking by and not a bus. I thought I saw a dog but then it was a bag of garbage.

I've never had this happen to me before that I can remember, so it was pretty exciting. I did a Keanu "whoa".
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: pixote on November 07, 2011, 04:25:41 PM
smirnoff, the movie of your life has just begun. We're on like page five of the script, wherein we see the first flashes of your supernatural gifts. In another seven pages, you'll learn that you're The One and be given your quest. You'll reject it, just because that's how these things work. But then a mysterious archeologist will die horribly before your helpless eyes, and with his dying breath he'll gasp, "Please, smirnoff. Please help my snowbird father." And despite your reluctant Canadian nature, you'll promise him that you will.

pixote
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on November 07, 2011, 05:01:51 PM
I will not fail!
(http://fc09.deviantart.net/fs49/i/2009/182/3/a/Dragons_Lair_by_Makinita.jpg)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on November 07, 2011, 05:38:38 PM
:D

pixote, we've missed you.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on November 07, 2011, 11:27:36 PM
I just had one of those moments like in the movies where the character thinks he sees something, but then a bus goes by and the next time he looks it's something else. Only for me it was a tree I was walking by and not a bus. I thought I saw a dog but then it was a bag of garbage.

I've never had this happen to me before that I can remember, so it was pretty exciting. I did a Keanu "whoa".

(http://i44.tinypic.com/104gbyr.jpg)
usually a glitch in the Matrix
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on November 08, 2011, 11:19:21 PM
THE TRUTH CAN NOW BE TOLD!

It is true that I had a spiritual counselling session with the previously named 1 Strong Opinion, which was under pastoral confidentiality, but since SOMEONE 'fessed up the whole thing...

Some of our newer members may not be aware of this but when Mr. 1SO first showed up he went by his full name, 1 Strong Opinion. And strong opinions they were!
Paul Thomas Anderson has demons
Demons he said! How frightful.  There was a time though, which many here will remember, when 1SO had demons of his own...
4) Prince Caspian
5) Rambo
Such brazen statements sent shockwaves through the community, let me tell you. Oh how we wailed and gnashed our teethses.
But then oldkid came, and we commissioned him to perform an exorcism. And he did so. After the procedure there was no longer a 1 Strong Opinion, but 1SO. And that's the story of how 1SO got his name.

Ahem...

Perhaps some of you wondered what happened to 1 Strong Opinion on that fateful day, and how the exorcism actually took place.

Frankly, Benny Hinn and his ilk disgust me.  They have no sense of decorum or of fair play.  They are all about screaming and hitting people in the forehead.  What this world needs is a Mennonite exorcist.

Mennonite exorcisms are pretty simple, actually.  You take the demon to a local bar and buy him a few drinks.  As the Mennonite, you can't have a drink yourself, but it helps to have the demon loosened up.  I would have had a Dr. Pepper, but I don't drink soda either, so I had a cranberry juice.  With a lemon.

I told the demon straight out that he wasn't welcome on the forum anymore.  Just too much drama, and he was crowding out the Unpopular Opinion thread.  He took it as well as could be imagined.  At first he argued, and then he came to his senses and realized that there were enough recklessness on the forum as it was, and so he just wasn't needed. 

The rest of the night was spent well.   He almost drowned himself in margaritas and the juice gave me a stomach ache.  We laughed, we cried... it was a good night.  Then I put him under The Ban. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shunning)  We parted in silence.

A rendering of how he looked after I broke the news:

(http://www.deviantart.com/download/115940094/FullMetal_Kitty__Gluttony_by_MoonlightAlchemist.png)

I've often wondered what happened to him.  Great guy, really.  Just misunderstood, more than anything.

Still, it's great to have 1SO still on the forum in a semi-rational demeanor.  Again, happy 10,000th.

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 1SO on November 09, 2011, 12:07:00 AM
I wondered what happened. That night's such a blur. I seem to have a pic from around the same time.
(http://i.imgur.com/Lqo7v.jpg)

Thanks for the congrats. Happy that I haven't slowed down. And my opinions (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=6628.msg606202#msg606202) are still unpopular (http://www.socialmediaexplorer.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/ostracized.jpg). I just post them in the Marathons Thread (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10148.0) now so only a handful of people (http://i.imgur.com/DDjQF.gif) actually read them.
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Post by: oldkid on November 09, 2011, 11:18:29 AM
That school pic is awful, in the best way.  I'll have to use it myself.
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Post by: MartinTeller on November 09, 2011, 12:23:05 PM
So what is the origin of this Froham/Sam rivalry?  I can't tell if it's a "friendly" rivalry or a mock-friendly rivalry.  All I know is they constantly seem to be sniping at each other.
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Post by: FroHam X on November 09, 2011, 12:37:16 PM
So what is the origin of this Froham/Sam rivalry?  I can't tell if it's a "friendly" rivalry or a mock-friendly rivalry.  All I know is they constantly seem to be sniping at each other.

It mostly involved Sam having no heart, and also us having done a podcast together. But mostly the former.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 09, 2011, 12:52:01 PM
And also the fact FroHam is mostly wrong.
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Post by: 1SO on November 09, 2011, 01:08:59 PM
It was more interesting when it was just the FroHam/1SO rivalry. ;) Adding Sam was a big mistake.  :o :'(



 8)
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 09, 2011, 01:12:07 PM
It was.
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Post by: FroHam X on November 09, 2011, 01:12:19 PM
:-\

1SO and Sam are both awful in their own special ways.
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Post by: saltine on November 09, 2011, 05:47:05 PM
So what is the origin of this Froham/Sam rivalry?  I can't tell if it's a "friendly" rivalry or a mock-friendly rivalry.  All I know is they constantly seem to be sniping at each other.

Some sort of brotherly love but, yeah, it escapes me too.

I've been around long enough to ignore most of what the three of them post anyway.  ;)
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Post by: FroHam X on November 09, 2011, 06:04:04 PM
Oh no, don't mess with us, Candace! ;D
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 09, 2011, 06:15:47 PM
To be fair, I ignore what I post half the time.
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Post by: FroHam X on November 09, 2011, 06:18:27 PM
To be fair, I ignore what I post half the time.

Ignorance is bliss, as they say.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on November 12, 2011, 04:10:06 PM
Hey filmspotters - long time no see. :)
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Post by: 'Noke on November 12, 2011, 04:12:40 PM
Mr Marty!! Hello. It is always good to see your face.

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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 12, 2011, 04:18:08 PM
Who?


Just kidding. Hi!
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Post by: ¡Keith! on November 13, 2011, 11:43:57 PM
Hey filmspotters - long time no see. :)

how ya been?
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Post by: mañana on November 20, 2011, 11:49:37 PM
How magnificent? Like Esquerita-magnificent?
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Post by: jim brown on November 24, 2011, 10:27:44 AM
Do the turkeys in Germany say "Goebbels Goebbels"?  I like to think that they do.

Anyway, Happy Thanksgiving everybody!
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Post by: oneaprilday on November 24, 2011, 11:41:30 AM
Happy Thanksgiving everybody!
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on November 24, 2011, 01:29:11 PM
Happy Thanksgiving everybody!
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Post by: mañana on November 24, 2011, 01:53:46 PM
Thanks, guys, but it was like 6 weeks ago.  :)
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Post by: oldkid on November 24, 2011, 01:56:03 PM
Happy Thanksgiving to the U.S. folks!
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Post by: ¡Keith! on November 24, 2011, 03:38:29 PM
Happy real Thanksgiving all!
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Post by: Totoro on November 30, 2011, 05:56:00 PM
So, the girl I've known since my birth (our families were friends before we were born, she's 10 days older than me) just had her first child. Crazy! One day you're a toddler watching Beauty & the Beast together then before you know it, she's having a baby and I'm 1,000 miles away from her. We were pretty close friends for a long time, but then we started drifting apart, as people do. It's just so crazy how time flies.

Personally, I'm uncertain if I'll ever procreate. Maybe one day in my thirties. What about you people?
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Post by: jdc on November 30, 2011, 07:23:57 PM
So, the girl I've known since my birth (our families were friends before we were born, she's 10 days older than me) just had her first child. Crazy! One day you're a toddler watching Beauty & the Beast together then before you know it, she's having a baby and I'm 1,000 miles away from her. We were pretty close friends for a long time, but then we started drifting apart, as people do. It's just so crazy how time flies.

Personally, I'm uncertain if I'll ever procreate. Maybe one day in my thirties. What about you people?

My close friends now really are not the ones I was close to when I was younger.  That is natural as you start discovering who you are and your interests later and usually go other ways.  Though I am still in touch with my childhood friend from the time I was born, though it has been 12 years since I saw him.  Still in touch with 1 person from high school and a few from college.

As far as babies, I would have said NEVER from the time I was able to seriously think about girls until this year (42).  I have now changed my thinking.  I am not jumping on board saying I want to do it but I am not open to try
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Post by: Bondo on November 30, 2011, 07:36:32 PM
I don't think I want to be passing on my genes. Why burden someone else with that? Besides, I'm not sure I could handle being a father. When I spend time with my nephews I get overwhelmed after an hour and feel the need to shut myself in my room for a bit. Maybe I'll end up step-father to older kids who don't require the same level of monitoring and interaction. I'm old enough that marrying a divorcee becomes a bit more likely anyway.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on November 30, 2011, 08:45:12 PM
You will marry a much younger Korean girl and have kids that her parents will help raise for you.
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Post by: oldkid on December 01, 2011, 04:31:42 PM
My oldest child is turning 19 this month and I am in denial.   It's not my own age I'm bothered about.  I just am not ready to admit that I am pretty much done raising a human being to adulthood.   
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Post by: smirnoff on December 01, 2011, 04:34:52 PM
Pretty soon she's going to be taking care of YOU! Finding your keys, doing your taxes, cleaning your gutters... all those things old people just seem to give up on.

I'm just giving you a hard time... you've got at least 20 years before that stage. :)
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Post by: ses on December 01, 2011, 05:42:00 PM
I've been doing my dad's taxes for the past 3 years.  So steve, you have about 10 yrs.
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Post by: oldkid on December 01, 2011, 06:53:48 PM
I've been doing my dad's taxes for the past 3 years.  So steve, you have about 10 yrs.

Maybe not even that long!  I've been feeling pretty old today.

Oh, and my oldest is male. 
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 02, 2011, 02:02:03 PM
I missed this conversation earlier, but I would like to have children.
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Post by: AAAutin on December 02, 2011, 02:16:31 PM
I missed this conversation earlier, but I would like to have children.

With Geena Davis?
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 02, 2011, 02:18:49 PM
I missed this conversation earlier, but I would like to have children.

With Geena Davis?

I believe you're misinterpreting. I would physically like to have kids, like give birth to them and everything. Could probably make a living off of that if I found a way to make it work!
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Post by: AAAutin on December 02, 2011, 03:04:54 PM
I would physically like to have kids, like give birth to them and everything. Could probably make a living off of that if I found a way to make it work!

ThorneFLY, surrogate father.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 02, 2011, 03:30:53 PM
Could make family trips to the theater tax deductible, maybe!
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Post by: Bondo on December 02, 2011, 05:12:27 PM
FLY, pregnancy envy is my domain.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on December 02, 2011, 05:19:45 PM
It's called womb envy (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Womb_and_vagina_envy).
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on December 02, 2011, 05:22:40 PM
The whole misogyny aspect of that sounds like crap, it would seem the more likely result would be gender dysphoria.
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Post by: oneaprilday on December 02, 2011, 11:55:00 PM
FLY, pregnancy envy is my domain.
Yeah, pregnancy  (http://www.helpher.org/hyperemesis-gravidarum/)is a real blast.
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Post by: Totoro on December 03, 2011, 12:08:29 AM
FLY, pregnancy envy is my domain.
Yeah, pregnancy  (http://www.helpher.org/hyperemesis-gravidarum/)is a real blast.

Literally. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxB9mnKYr4M)  :o



 :P  ;)
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Post by: 1SO on December 03, 2011, 12:28:22 AM
I see links there.


I'm not clicking them.  ???
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Post by: Bondo on December 03, 2011, 12:37:35 AM
FLY, pregnancy envy is my domain.
Yeah, pregnancy (http://www.helpher.org/hyperemesis-gravidarum/)is a real blast.

Neither is menstruation fun (I hear), but those are among the markers of physical womanness and thus the things that hold the most symbolic power to an MtF transsexual.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on December 03, 2011, 12:54:07 AM
Neither is menstruation fun (I hear), but those are among the markers of physical womanness and thus the things that hold the most symbolic power to an MtF transsexual.
Vomiting continuously for 5 straight months and suffering dehydration and rapid weight loss - that's the sort of symbol that kills women.  Very powerful.

Bondo, I'm sorry, but you clearly know nothing about that particular form of hell.  Please don't romanticize it.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on December 03, 2011, 01:07:50 AM
Who's romanticizing abnormally challenging pregnancies?

Would you prefer transsexuals to only want the easy parts of being a woman? That would seem to be doing a disservice or a form of objectification.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on December 03, 2011, 01:26:41 AM
*flieger streaks through this conversation, his maleness bouncing to its own unique rhythm*

I take it the hood came off for that?
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Post by: ¡Keith! on December 03, 2011, 01:41:34 AM
That's between me and my Rabbimohel.

FYP - oddly, Me and My Mohel is the title of the show i'm trying to pitch to JTN.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on December 03, 2011, 01:49:11 AM
Who's romanticizing abnormally challenging pregnancies?

Would you prefer transsexuals to only want the easy parts of being a woman? That would seem to be doing a disservice or a form of objectification.
Calling a life-threatening pregnancy a "marker of physical womanness" that holds "symbolic power" is romanticizing it and objectifying it.   I wouldn't wish the real thing, the pregnancy, on anyone because I'm not a sadist.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on December 03, 2011, 01:59:23 AM
Who's romanticizing abnormally challenging pregnancies?

Would you prefer transsexuals to only want the easy parts of being a woman? That would seem to be doing a disservice or a form of objectification.
Calling a life-threatening pregnancy a "marker of physical womanness" that holds "symbolic power" is romanticizing it and objectifying it.   I wouldn't wish the real thing, the pregnancy, on anyone because I'm not a sadist.

It's true.  I saw my wife suffer through three of these, and while all three of my children are worth the suffering she went through, it was certainly suffering.  During her first pregnancy she lost weight and was unable to get out of bed for more than a few minutes at a time for months.  During the second pregnancy, she was so ill and bed ridden our two year old son would often sneak out of the house and get lost (to her-- he knew where he was and how to get home), sometimes going across the street.  Often, pregnancy is terrible suffering.  Enough so that I got myself fixed after the third.  We had enough kids, it was time to move on.  But all this to say, while not experiencing pregnancy myself, I was close enough to it that I'm glad to have not experienced it and I would wish it on no one, were it not for the greatest task of all-- bringing a human being to life.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on December 03, 2011, 02:05:26 AM
Bondo, OAD is a soldier. You're essentially telling OAD that wars are fun and killing people is stress free. That life as a soldier is enjoyable because it's romantic or something. OAD has been down that road. It's not peaches and gravy.

Here's a picture to describe this argument:

(http://cdn.screenrant.com/wp-content/uploads/Raiders-of-the-Lost-Ark-gun-vs.-sword.jpg)

OAD plays the role of Indiana Jones here.
You play the role of Sword wielding guy.

Should I make more metaphors about this situation or are we good?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on December 03, 2011, 02:09:39 AM
Just to be fair to Bondo, I know he's not saying that pregnancy is fun.

But I'm pretty sure OAD is saying (like a soldier), "If you don't have to accept it, don't"

Besides, pregnancy, labor and birth is the ultimate test of strength.  Men can't handle it.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Junior on December 03, 2011, 02:16:44 AM
What about that one guy from Oprah?














THIS WAS A JOKE.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Lobby on December 03, 2011, 02:20:18 AM
Speaking from someone with experience:

Being pregnant is amazing. I enjoyed it pretty much. Giving birth on the other hand... Wow. The first one had complications which ended up with an emergency caesarean section. I remember screaming "I want to die, I want to die" before they sedated me. And the thing is: I meant it. Not to scare someone off giving it a try ;)

The next delivery went far better, but it was still painful to say the least. Those childbirths have changed my view on pain. What pain can be like.

You haven't talked about brestfeeding yet. It's a very special and positive experience provided that you can make it work. When it doesn't work it can be rather painful and frustrating. I've had it both ways, so I know.

All in all I don't regeret my pregnancies. There's some bad coming with it but the good outweights it, and then we haven't talked about the outcome, our beloved children, but that's another story.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on December 03, 2011, 02:30:56 AM
I did mention my children-- although honestly, looking directly at my son right now, I'm beginning to question all the trauma it took to get him (just joking)

But yeah, my wife went through a lot herself-- nothing unusual, but added together it was terrible:
colic, breast infections, c-section, displaced rib, uncontrolled vomiting, severe lack of sleep, loss of weight in pregnancy, etc.

Maybe I should have my kids pay their mom for trauma.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on December 03, 2011, 02:55:46 AM
Thank-you, Steve, for all that.  And yes, as much as I adore my children and would do it over for them, we're done, too, no question. 

I'm glad pregnancy was a positive thing for you, Lobby - for many women it is, thank goodness.  But I'm with you on the childbirth thing, unfortunately - also wretchedly long and painful experiences for me, two ending in c-sections, one emergency.

In the end, I have to say I am, in some way, thankful for what I experienced, if only because it gave me a sense of my own weakness and helplessness and thus, I hope, humility - and also compassion for women who struggle with all those things related to having a child, for those who find it nothing like the beautiful thing they hoped it would be.

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: saltine on December 03, 2011, 05:04:06 AM
What's the best thing about having children? 

GRANDCHILDREN !!!!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: saltine on December 03, 2011, 05:42:25 AM
Either spider parts just fell out of the air con vent or I've had way too much wine tonight.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on December 03, 2011, 05:55:51 AM
Either spider parts just fell out of the air con vent or I've had way too much wine tonight.

Has to be the former. Not such thing as the latter.  About to have a glass or more myself
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: saltine on December 03, 2011, 06:01:09 AM
Right!  Deeply into the fortifieds now.  Gotta stop!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on December 03, 2011, 09:06:25 AM
Who's romanticizing abnormally challenging pregnancies?

Would you prefer transsexuals to only want the easy parts of being a woman? That would seem to be doing a disservice or a form of objectification.
Calling a life-threatening pregnancy a "marker of physical womanness" that holds "symbolic power" is romanticizing it and objectifying it.   I wouldn't wish the real thing, the pregnancy, on anyone because I'm not a sadist.

I'm sorry if I wasn't clear but I was never talking specifically about life-threatening pregnancy when making my comments, I was talking about pregnancy in a general sense. I certainly don't claim any great knowledge of the real toll of pregnancy but I am aware that it isn't typically pleasant even in the best conditions and is extremely risky in a lot of ways. I'm thankful that my sister-in-law seems to have not suffered any significant complications during her two pregnancies.

So yeah, I can't speak about the pregnancies, but I can speak to gender dysphoria. I was probably wrong talking about "envy" at the start because this isn't some casual sentiment, it is a deeply traumatic emotion of feeling out of place with one's body. Massive levels of depression and high rates of suicide accompany it. Even if one goes through the full sex change and can pass as a woman, the "markers" that I was talking about are the things that medicine can't change and they are the things that exist, mocking those involved that they aren't "real women," a reminder of the genetic error that caused them so much anguish. Maybe they should be joyous that they get to be women without many of the hassles (though obviously being trans has its own set of hassles), but that's just not how it works mentally. I'm rather lucky in that I'm more in the middle of the gender spectrum and don't have the same antipathy for my body that is common.

Anyway, I don't think either of us means to take light or demean the struggle of the other, it's just that each is very personal to us.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on December 03, 2011, 09:47:31 AM
Ah.  I know of others who suffer with the same body issues, Bondo, and I can see how torturing it is.  In fact, one person I know went through a full multiple personality change because of it-- that and other reasons.

Trauma is trauma.  We aren't making light of yours.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on December 03, 2011, 10:28:41 AM
Thank-you for the explanation, Bondo, and

yes:
Trauma is trauma.  We aren't making light of yours.
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Post by: verbALs on December 03, 2011, 11:30:08 AM
Quote from: oldkid
Enough so that I got myself fixed after the third.
Hey someone else who has the "Mark Of Zorro". Yes three kids was enough. Without the snip we'd have a football team by now, absolutely no self control.

Yes I was there for all three as well. Intense isn't the word. A mix of the worst anxiety, terrible pain (and that look on her face that said "you caused this you...."), and incredible joy.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on December 03, 2011, 12:55:09 PM
Yes I was there for all three as well. Intense isn't the word. A mix of the worst anxiety, terrible pain (and that look on her face that said "you caused this you...."), and incredible joy.
:) Pretty perfect description.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on December 03, 2011, 01:24:00 PM
Wow. Where have I been? This has been fascinating reading. After two children, my remedy--adoption!  :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: verbALs on December 03, 2011, 01:30:06 PM
Sandy! You lightweight!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on December 03, 2011, 01:32:14 PM
From what I hear, adoption is no piece of cake, either. Probably not as physically painful, but it probably takes just as long. My cousin adopted a couple of years ago and it took about 6 months, which is definitely on the short side of adoption. And I think it might be even more expensive than having a child. Lots of fees involved.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on December 03, 2011, 02:01:09 PM
Sandy! You lightweight!

Amen brother!   As our plane took off, after being in Vietnam forever and all the trauma and red tape that ensued, my husband turned to me and asked, "Wasn't the other way easier?" and without skipping a beat I emphatically answered, "No!"
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: verbALs on December 03, 2011, 02:20:17 PM
Ha ha. Bless you Sandy.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on December 03, 2011, 09:59:23 PM
I'm 21 and I have no children. Just stating the obvious so I can ask the following question(s):

Why do people have children? Do you feel that you're obligated to your parents/religion/culture? Do you believe that you need to save their legacy? Did you want to just have the experience? Is it something I'll just naturally want to do in 8-12 years? Or is there some other reason for it that I didn't list?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Junior on December 03, 2011, 10:06:57 PM
I'm gonna say primal urges. IT'S PRIMAL!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on December 03, 2011, 10:11:36 PM
I had no real desire to have children, although my wife and I talked a little about how we'd raise them. 

We did have the desire to have sex, though. And we didn't always have the money for birth control.  Frankly, we just weren't as careful as we could have been.  But, we figured, heck, we were going to have them sometime.  So why not when we're completely unprepared?

Yeah, so don't tell my kids, but every single one of them exist due to our carelessness.   Once we become decisive, we didn't have kids anymore.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on December 03, 2011, 10:16:55 PM
Tax credits.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on December 03, 2011, 10:25:48 PM
Tax credits.

Great way to lose money.
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Post by: mañana on December 03, 2011, 10:29:00 PM
Revenue generation; Anne Geddes is always looking for talent.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on December 03, 2011, 10:38:53 PM
(http://i43.tinypic.com/2qibqd3.png)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on December 03, 2011, 10:46:28 PM
Cha-ching!
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Post by: jdc on December 03, 2011, 11:39:56 PM
I'm 21 and I have no children. Just stating the obvious so I can ask the following question(s):

Why do people have children? Do you feel that you're obligated to your parents/religion/culture? Do you believe that you need to save their legacy? Did you want to just have the experience? Is it something I'll just naturally want to do in 8-12 years? Or is there some other reason for it that I didn't list?

I never felt an obligation to the parents, religion or culture nor do I really care about my legacy.  And I naturally wanted to do as I got older. The only thing that has changed me to consider them isdue to the girl I am now with.

It is possible you won't change, I probably never would either other then for one person.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: sdedalus on December 04, 2011, 12:30:30 AM
Eh, it's something to do.  Life gets boring after awhile.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Lobby on December 04, 2011, 01:40:01 AM
It's been a while... but if I remember it correctly I think there were several factors in this. One was some sort of "instinct" I guess. The animalistic urge to reproduce.

Then there was curiosity. A huge chunk of life experience, the one of being a parent, raising a child that we wanted to check out for ourselves. Others seemed to think it was a good one.

Also: there was the thought of what it would be like to get old, really old, NOT having any children. It seemed scary and lonely. Not that we expected our children to care for us like they do in other cultures. But at least... some living creature who would still be around and occasionally talk to you.

There were probably more things as well at work. Vanity perhaps or fear of death...
But here are a few.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: verbALs on December 04, 2011, 03:28:15 AM
Quote from:
Yeah, so don't tell my kids, but every single one of them exist due to our carelessness.   Once we become decisive, we didn't have kids anymore.
;D This again. My missus is very enigmatic on this subject, so I may not have been let in on the decision-making process. In this particular dictatorship I may have the right of veto but I have never tested it's existence by actually using it.  ;D

If that seems like a wierdly carefree way to live your life, having kids at a relatively early age (23 onwards) means we are still young enough to enjoy the empty nest but with the advantage of more money to actually enjoy it. Circumstance is the reason we have this perspective, obviously. Put it another way "life is what you make it"(tm) (Talk Talk c. 1985).
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Post by: Lobby on December 04, 2011, 03:56:39 AM
I'm very much with you about the pros of having your kids at early age verbALs. I was 25 at the arival of our first and the next came 1,5 years later. Which means that I'm now in my mid 40s as they're heading off to lead their own lives and I've got quite a few years ahead of me. Admittedly all this incoming freedom is as much scary and comfusing as it's tickling and I honestly don't know what to make of it.  But hopefully I'll come up with something.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Beavermoose on December 04, 2011, 07:49:32 AM
Kids are awesome!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Tim on December 06, 2011, 02:56:08 AM
Got all my marking finished today. The results are being published as we speak. Now I can finally get back to completing my PhD..........
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Melvil on December 06, 2011, 07:29:13 PM
Hi everyone!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on December 06, 2011, 08:00:24 PM
Hey Melvil, did you make it through the Gate of Time?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on December 06, 2011, 08:41:24 PM
Hardest working soot ball on the boards. :)
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Post by: oldkid on December 06, 2011, 08:55:39 PM
Melvil, is it for me?  I love presents.

If it's a lump of coal, I'll pass, but if it's a cute soot creature, that'd be great.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Melvil on December 06, 2011, 09:01:04 PM
Hey Melvil, did you make it through the Gate of Time?

Ha! I did, there and back again! :)

Hardest working soot ball on the boards. :)

It took the last few months just to finish wrapping this dog-gone present!

Melvil, is it for me?  I love presents.

If it's a lump of coal, I'll pass, but if it's a cute soot creature, that'd be great.

I don't gift my own kind, you monster! ;)

It's good hearing from you all, I've missed this place!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on December 06, 2011, 09:28:18 PM
Cold sores are painful - I don't even want to talk to anyone...
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Post by: saltine on December 12, 2011, 09:26:52 PM
I've got a 3sec clip shot from a camera phone.  Can I make it into a looping thingy?  I want the video and the audio.  Is there software for that?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on December 12, 2011, 10:15:17 PM
You could try this online service (http://gifninja.com/) for turning video clips into animated gifs...

Never tried it myself.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: saltine on December 12, 2011, 10:42:27 PM
That was easy to do, thanks, but no audio which was the best part of the video.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Melvil on December 12, 2011, 11:08:07 PM
Hmmm, is there a classier site than ytmnd for pairing audio with gifs? I can't think of another easy way to get audio into the equation.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Tim on December 13, 2011, 05:12:12 AM
nothing is classier than ytmnd!

they brought us classics like:
http://blueballfixed.ytmnd.com/ (http://blueballfixed.ytmnd.com/)
http://parisfacial.ytmnd.com/ (http://parisfacial.ytmnd.com/)
http://picard.ytmnd.com/ (http://picard.ytmnd.com/)



Candace, what you could do is save it in a web friendly movie format (like mp4 or ogg (or both even for extra compatibility)) and then you can embed it into any web page using some simple html5:

<video autoplay loop>
   <source src="video.ogg" type="video/ogg">
   <source src="video.mp4" type="video/mp4">
   video not supported
</video>


Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on December 13, 2011, 07:17:22 AM
I can't believe I forgot ytmnd :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on December 13, 2011, 01:20:26 PM
I wish I could forget ytmnd. Stuff is too catchy.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on December 13, 2011, 02:45:31 PM
ytmnd - I wish I could quit you!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: saltine on December 14, 2011, 10:13:02 PM
Thank you, everyone!

Orlando?
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Post by: oldkid on December 15, 2011, 03:44:20 AM
The twenty people who complain about your end of year lists (http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2011/12/14/143699630/the-20-unhappiest-people-you-meet-in-the-comments-sections-of-year-end-lists)

Hmmm.  I wonder which one of these I am?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Tim on December 15, 2011, 03:51:48 AM
Thank you, everyone!

Orlando?

aka Tim - because flieger reminded me I forgot Sally Potter after I submitted my top 50 directors.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on December 15, 2011, 08:41:05 AM
The twenty people who complain about your end of year lists (http://www.npr.org/blogs/monkeysee/2011/12/14/143699630/the-20-unhappiest-people-you-meet-in-the-comments-sections-of-year-end-lists)

Hmmm.  I wonder which one of these I am?

I think the directors' list unveiling revealed me as a "Surprisingly Lucid Narcoleptic." 8)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Verite on December 18, 2011, 12:28:21 PM
Those crackers are so friggin' addictive.  I might have to get me some tomorrow :)

Yep!  I don't buy 'em often because I tend to binge, but food indulgence and the holiday season go hand in hand.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: BlueVoid on December 18, 2011, 01:11:22 PM
Did you ever notice that people always make a point to tell you they love your right before you get on a plane or long car trip, even if its completely out of character? On the surface its very sweet, but really what they are doing is making sure they won't have any guilt if you crash and die horribly. Nice. </takes off cynic hat>
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on December 19, 2011, 01:30:36 AM
Did you ever notice that people always make a point to tell you they love your right before you get on a plane or long car trip, even if its completely out of character? On the surface its very sweet, but really what they are doing is making sure they won't have any guilt if you crash and die horribly. Nice. </takes off cynic hat>

No, I never noticed that.








I will now.  Thanks  >:(
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on December 19, 2011, 04:54:57 AM
Can barely keep up at the moment and will be flying off on the 23rd for a few weeks so not sure if I will get a chance to check in much.  So.. have a great holiday everybody...
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on December 19, 2011, 09:41:39 AM
I love you jdc, have a safe flight.

Whew, that's a load off my mind.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on December 19, 2011, 10:17:05 AM
I love you jdc, have a safe flight.

Whew, that's a load off my mind.

lol
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on December 19, 2011, 05:56:11 PM
Thanks, now the rest of you can feel horrible if I die in a horrible crash.

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 19, 2011, 07:53:14 PM
Triple six is my number, you can get it off my tumblr (http://www.tumblr.com/blog/flymeatwad)!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Lobby on December 20, 2011, 04:49:50 PM
Since my daughter just admitted passing out in a nightclub and being taken home by two Liverpool policemen in her first term, the passed out kitteh was on target.

I didn't know where to put this, since the original "you laugh" thread seemed a bit inappropriate. But I'd just wanted to express my sympathies for you, from parent of teenagers to another. It's not a fun thing to deal with.

:(
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Lobby on December 24, 2011, 02:09:42 AM
Being single this time of year is really starting to take a toll on me. This is the first time celebrating Christmas alone since 2008. I'm going crazy in desperation, ugh.

Sorry to hear that.
*hug*
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Lobby on December 24, 2011, 02:15:02 AM
I wish I could post a picture of a sparkling, snowy Scandinavian Christmas, the way it should look and often DOES look. The last few years we've had magical Christmases with plenty of snow.
But I can't. It's the wettest, darkest, greyest Christmas we've had for quite a few years. And my Christmas tree, while nicely decorated, is leaning dangerously and isn't something I'd like to show to the forums for fear of ridicule.

And I've already finished my rice porrage (which is what I always eat for breakfast on Christmas Eve). There's nothing left to take pictures of, so you won't get any. But before taking off for a day filled with Christmas celebrations I just want to say (to all of you who celebrate Christmas, not everyone does):

God Jul!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: verbALs on December 24, 2011, 02:36:22 AM
Happy Xmas Lobster.

The idea of celebrating on Christmas Eve has only just dawned on me. I wish this was a tradition we did co opt from another country. Halloween has been Americanised here, and why not after ET? Christmas Day and Boxing Day (is that a British thing only?) are the big ones. Christmas Eve isn't even a holiday, we normally work.

@Totoro- I feel for you, I'm sorry to hear this. I have always found this time of year accentuates all the problems, as well as all the great things in life. Summing up your year is inevitable isn't it?
I want to write more for you but I won't do it at the risk of saying what you already know. I have followed this episode in you life through the comments you have made. All I can say is you have people looking out for you and wishing the best for you, even from 6, 000 miles away.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: saltine on December 24, 2011, 12:29:39 PM
Mele Kalikimaka to everyone at the forum.  Enjoy your holiday. 

I'll be boogie-boarding at Hanalei Bay on Kauai today with my granddaughter while her mommy and daddy and aunt learn to surf.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on December 24, 2011, 12:44:37 PM
I'll be boogie-boarding at Hanalei Bay on Kauai today with my granddaughter while her mommy and daddy and aunt learn to surf.
You're the best, saltine. :) 
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: MartinTeller on December 24, 2011, 12:48:02 PM
Being single this time of year is really starting to take a toll on me. This is the first time celebrating Christmas alone since 2008. I'm going crazy in desperation, ugh.

Oh, Totoro, you remind me so much of myself at your age.  Will it help if I tell you things do get better?  I know it's cliché but in my experience romance really does come when you're not looking for it.  You seem very downtrodden about women and about not being attached, but try to learn to enjoy your own company, and the company of friends.  "Desperation" is a turn-off for almost everyone, and the people it does attract are not those who are good for you.

I know if someone had said these things to a 22 year-old Martin, it probably wouldn't have helped anything.  But I wish it could have.  Just don't worry so much about "being single"!  It isn't a crime, you know :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on December 24, 2011, 12:49:43 PM
I'll be boogie-boarding at Hanalei Bay on Kauai today with my granddaughter while her mommy and daddy and aunt learn to surf.

Puff The Magic Dragon! Screw the drug symbolism, its a song about the way the hills around Hanalei Bay look like a dragon lying down, curled around the Bay. I visited there when I was a kid. So beautiful.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on December 24, 2011, 01:11:43 PM
Merry Christmas/Happy Holiays/Ba Humbug enjoy what ever you are doing today (and everyday).
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on December 24, 2011, 01:13:46 PM
Being single this time of year is really starting to take a toll on me. This is the first time celebrating Christmas alone since 2008. I'm going crazy in desperation, ugh.

Oh, Totoro, you remind me so much of myself at your age.  Will it help if I tell you things do get better?  I know it's cliché but in my experience romance really does come when you're not looking for it.  You seem very downtrodden about women and about not being attached, but try to learn to enjoy your own company, and the company of friends.  "Desperation" is a turn-off for almost everyone, and the people it does attract are not those who are good for you.

I know if someone had said these things to a 22 year-old Martin, it probably wouldn't have helped anything.  But I wish it could have.  Just don't worry so much about "being single"!  It isn't a crime, you know :)


Absolutely this - words of wisdom indeed from Martin (must be the name...) :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: verbALs on December 24, 2011, 01:17:15 PM
Quote
Just don't worry so much about "being single"!  It isn't a crime, you know

In fact just bear in mind that from time to time the attached amongst us would kill for a bit of time being single.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: MartinTeller on December 24, 2011, 01:20:50 PM
Quote
Just don't worry so much about "being single"!  It isn't a crime, you know

In fact just bear in mind that from time to time the attached amongst us would kill for a bit of time being single.

It's not exaggeration to say I fantasize about it.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: verbALs on December 24, 2011, 01:23:34 PM
That's CINECASTing! hilarious.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Monty on December 24, 2011, 02:12:59 PM
I'll be boogie-boarding at Hanalei Bay on Kauai today with my granddaughter while her mommy and daddy and aunt learn to surf.

How exotic does that sound. In Sheffield, it's dark, dank and rainy. If anybody wants to do house-swap for next Xmas please let me know ;)

Being single this time of year is really starting to take a toll on me. This is the first time celebrating Christmas alone since 2008. I'm going crazy in desperation, ugh.

Watch these, listen and learn from the master 8)

Woody Allen - How To Get The Girl (Bogart Style) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrLrMG-uo7A)

Woody Allen - Talk To A Girl (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jbnueb2OI4o&feature=related)

He's never done me wrong!!!
 
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on December 25, 2011, 10:41:19 AM
Being single this time of year is really starting to take a toll on me. This is the first time celebrating Christmas alone since 2008. I'm going crazy in desperation, ugh.

Oh, Totoro, you remind me so much of myself at your age.  Will it help if I tell you things do get better?  I know it's cliché but in my experience romance really does come when you're not looking for it.  You seem very downtrodden about women and about not being attached, but try to learn to enjoy your own company, and the company of friends.  "Desperation" is a turn-off for almost everyone, and the people it does attract are not those who are good for you.

I know if someone had said these things to a 22 year-old Martin, it probably wouldn't have helped anything.  But I wish it could have.  Just don't worry so much about "being single"!  It isn't a crime, you know :)

Very well said and I agree about what a 22 year old jdc would be the same and now the 42 year old jdc wishes he could have knocked a little more sense into him at the time.

Wasn't it (the now absent) Bill that had such a negative outlook with women for a while and next thing you know he get married?  (at least if my old mind still remembers this threads). 

Anyway.. I spent most of my xmas and holidays without a SO over the years.  Usually though it was spent out with good friends that were also in the same boat.  Chinatown in San Francisco almost became a traditional Xmas dinner for a group of us
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on December 26, 2011, 07:51:55 PM
I hope smirnoff's absence is on account of him being a great host to his family.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 1SO on December 26, 2011, 11:03:18 PM
You're making me paranoid.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on December 27, 2011, 05:39:44 PM
I hope smirnoff's absence is on account of him being a great host to his family.

It was. :)

It was really nice having them come here this Christmas and being able to avoid the whole riggamarole of visiting various extended family members, and preparing a huge dinner, and just driving all over the place. We're all pretty sick of that stuff. It was just the three of us, and it was no trouble at all. Good food and drink, gift giving and everythiing else. One of the most layed back Christmases I've ever had, and also one of the best.

And Merry Christmas to you, Sandy :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on December 27, 2011, 05:43:40 PM
It sounds perfect smirnoff.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on December 28, 2011, 02:20:44 AM
A laid back Christmas IS a perfect Christmas.

This year, my  Christmas was hectic and insane.  By the time the actual day rolled around I was ready to quit.  But it was great for everyone else, so that's good.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Monty on December 31, 2011, 07:22:38 PM
Just want to wish everyone on the forum a Happy New Year.

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on December 31, 2011, 08:31:06 PM
Just want to wish everyone on the forum a Happy New Year.

Sure, if you want to recognize these things.  As for me, I'm still in 1981.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Lobby on January 01, 2012, 12:14:51 PM
I sent in a few links to IMDb to blogposts of mine to see if they'd accept them to link to as external reviews. And they did! I don't know if they're picky or anything but it feels great to be among the others on the list.

:)

I'm not sure I'll go through all my blog posts but it feels like it's worth the effort to do this for small movies, especially Scandinavian, where there are very few links to reviews in English.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: sdedalus on January 01, 2012, 12:28:10 PM
Wondering if I should just use Woody Guthrie's New Year's Resolutions (http://www.toddamusic.com/wp-content/uploads/woody-guthries-new-years-rulins.png) as my own.

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on January 01, 2012, 02:12:47 PM
I already do all those things.  8)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on January 01, 2012, 02:39:13 PM
I have a serious problem with number four.

And numbers six, eight, nine and ten.   I've given up on number 26.   And number 21?  Ppfffft.

However, Matt?  Great job on #27.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Tequila on January 01, 2012, 03:56:55 PM
Happy new year, everyone.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: roujin on January 01, 2012, 04:20:58 PM
Great job on #27.

This mañana kills fascists.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on January 02, 2012, 01:44:31 AM
I going to work on #15.  Learnin's good.



I sent in a few links to IMDb to blogposts of mine to see if they'd accept them to link to as external reviews. And they did! I don't know if they're picky or anything but it feels great to be among the others on the list.

:)

I'm not sure I'll go through all my blog posts but it feels like it's worth the effort to do this for small movies, especially Scandinavian, where there are very few links to reviews in English.

They're lucky to have your reviews. Congrats!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on January 02, 2012, 02:23:27 PM
They say that the two topics not to discuss in polite company are religion and politics, yet here those threads broadly seem to be among the most civil, it's film that sets us at each other. Though I suppose that is to be expected on a film forum.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: sdedalus on January 02, 2012, 02:43:15 PM
Movies are more important.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on January 02, 2012, 02:49:28 PM
Movies cover religion and politics. Religion and politics rarely cover movies. QED
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on January 05, 2012, 12:11:21 PM
Happy holidays, and all that good stuff. Though I guess they’re over, unless of course you’re following the Julian Calendar...in that case, a merry Ukrainian Christmas to all!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on January 06, 2012, 01:39:52 AM
Movies cover religion and politics. Religion and politics rarely cover movies. QED

You just don't follow the right religions or politics

http://hollywoodjesus.com/ (http://hollywoodjesus.com/)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jim brown on January 08, 2012, 11:58:13 AM
After three weeks of deliberation, we finally told Charlotte that she has been diagnosed with epilepsy.

Her response: laughter and then asking "When I tell Nana Sue do you think she'll take me shopping?"
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Junior on January 08, 2012, 01:12:03 PM
Kids are the best.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jim brown on January 08, 2012, 03:33:33 PM
Especially the herky-jerky ones.  :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: verbALs on January 08, 2012, 03:35:54 PM
Especially the herky-jerky ones.  :)
Only you can make that joke. (My sister used to do the same dance sometimes :o ;D).
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: shuabert on January 15, 2012, 01:16:22 PM
Is there a thread for talking about the Golden Globes? That bastion of industry integrity airs tonight.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Corndog on January 15, 2012, 02:44:35 PM
There is always chat (http://www.chatzy.com/639320735094). Or the not Filmspots thread (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10216.0).
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Pseuds on January 15, 2012, 06:39:37 PM
My supervisor just go blasted by a client because her cruise was canceled. This was due to the ship sinking off the island of Giglio. Yup, it was that ship that she was booked on. She went nuts because the cruise line is more concerned with the passengers still on the ship than with reimbursing her with another cruise. She stated that it was unfair and that the Costa didn't care about ruining her holiday....unbelievable.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: saltine on January 15, 2012, 06:45:54 PM
My supervisor just go blasted by a client because her cruise was canceled. This was due to the ship sinking off the island of Giglio. Yup, it was that ship that she was booked on. She went nuts because the cruise line is more concerned with the passengers still on the ship than with reimbursing her with another cruise. She stated that it was unfair and that the Costa didn't care about ruining her holiday....unbelievable.

Wow, so me me me
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Clovis8 on January 23, 2012, 08:46:47 PM
Help me settle a bet,

Without googling, have you heard of An Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on January 23, 2012, 08:48:10 PM
Ambrose Bierce, right?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Clovis8 on January 23, 2012, 08:52:12 PM
Ambrose Bierce, right?

Yep
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on January 23, 2012, 08:52:28 PM
Help me settle a bet,

Without googling, have you heard of An Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge?
Yes.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on January 23, 2012, 08:53:01 PM
Yes, I read it before, quite a while ago.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Clovis8 on January 23, 2012, 08:53:34 PM
Help me settle a bet,

Without googling, have you heard of An Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge?
Yes.

I knew you would know it for sure. :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on January 23, 2012, 08:56:43 PM
:)

I remember reading it first in early high school - and discussing irony.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Clovis8 on January 23, 2012, 08:58:56 PM
:)

I remember reading it first in early high school - and discussing irony.

Is it still taught?

It came up when I was mentioning how it use to be a staple of high school English classes but some friends said nobody had ever heard of it.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on January 23, 2012, 09:04:48 PM
Is it still taught?

It came up when I was mentioning how it use to be a staple of high school English classes but some friends said nobody had ever heard of it.
Hmmm. Not sure.  I'll ask my two high school English teacher friends.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Corndog on January 23, 2012, 09:05:03 PM
Sounds vaguely familiar.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 23, 2012, 09:06:23 PM
There's a Twilight Zone episode of that story, I believe. We read it while I was in high school, but that was in 9th or 10th grade, I think, so probably about 7 years or so back now. I did my student teaching in middle school, and I don't think the story was in their anthology. I'll ask some of the high school teachers I know, but I think it's started to be phased out, as the lesser cannon is wont to do.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Clovis8 on January 23, 2012, 09:10:02 PM
Lesser cannon :(

I still love that story. 
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: AAAutin on January 23, 2012, 09:12:55 PM
Never read it, never heard of it. I will be suing my alma mater's English department (for being a less-than-nourishing mother).
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: saltine on January 23, 2012, 09:14:40 PM
I taught it for Freshman English, I think it was.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on January 23, 2012, 09:18:53 PM
Who won the bet?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 1SO on January 23, 2012, 10:46:04 PM
Help me settle a bet,

Without googling, have you heard of An Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge?

Even I know and have read this one.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on January 23, 2012, 10:58:34 PM
Sounds familiar, I was probably supposed to have read it.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on January 23, 2012, 11:20:48 PM
I read in for school, ages ago.  Really memorable story.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: MartinTeller on January 23, 2012, 11:29:25 PM
There's a Twilight Zone episode of that story, I believe.

Actually a French short film that Twilight Zone aired with some slight editing.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: sdedalus on January 24, 2012, 02:00:32 AM
Read it and watched the movie in high school.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Junior on January 24, 2012, 07:43:27 AM
Wrote a paper on it junior year of college. Good stuff.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Clovis8 on January 24, 2012, 07:55:44 AM
moral of the story; my friends are illiterate. :D
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on January 24, 2012, 09:11:30 AM
Happy one year mark Totoro!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jim brown on January 24, 2012, 11:16:47 AM
Help me settle a bet,

Without googling, have you heard of An Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge?

Are former Lit majors disqualified?

If not: I have read it several times and seen the short film as well.

Between my appreciation for Occurrence as well as The Devil's Dictionary I should probably seek out more Bierce.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: tinyholidays on January 24, 2012, 11:24:54 AM
Help me settle a bet,

Without googling, have you heard of An Occurance at Owl Creek Bridge?

Read and seen it several times.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on January 24, 2012, 11:49:03 AM
I'm not sure what this Occurrence thing is.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jim brown on January 24, 2012, 11:51:21 AM
I'm not sure what this Occurrence thing is.

Public domain is what it is. (http://fiction.eserver.org/short/occurrence_at_owl_creek.html) (I think.)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Corndog on January 24, 2012, 11:57:15 AM
Oh, it's a short story? I totes read that.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on January 24, 2012, 12:05:12 PM
My two high school English teacher friends:

"Hmm...I don't remember reading it in high school (though I did in college), and it's not part of our school's freshman or sophomore English curricula. I've not taught American Lit however (an option for students during Jr/Sr year here), and Bierce's work(s) could be part of the American Lit course -- or at least an option in the anthology. Every high school even in the county may have diffferent course offerings and literary selections, of course; I can only speak definitively about my school."

"Interesting question. Yes, I taught it in 9th grade English, but I don't think it was actually in the anthology. I can't remember for sure. I think the teacher who taught Am Lit used it sometimes too. I'm not teaching any survey courses online, so I don't know about those, but my AP Lit and AP Lang courses don't use it."
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: saltine on January 24, 2012, 06:03:34 PM
Oh, it's a short story? I totes read that.

The alternate title is Incident at Owl Creek Bridge.  That's the title I taught it under, but I'm not sure why I had that as the title and not the other one.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Clovis8 on January 24, 2012, 06:36:12 PM
My two high school English teacher friends:

"Hmm...I don't remember reading it in high school (though I did in college), and it's not part of our school's freshman or sophomore English curricula. I've not taught American Lit however (an option for students during Jr/Sr year here), and Bierce's work(s) could be part of the American Lit course -- or at least an option in the anthology. Every high school even in the county may have diffferent course offerings and literary selections, of course; I can only speak definitively about my school."

"Interesting question. Yes, I taught it in 9th grade English, but I don't think it was actually in the anthology. I can't remember for sure. I think the teacher who taught Am Lit used it sometimes too. I'm not teaching any survey courses online, so I don't know about those, but my AP Lit and AP Lang courses don't use it."

I wonder if it is losing popularity. Sad. I really think its pretty great.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 24, 2012, 08:24:56 PM
There's a Twilight Zone episode of that story, I believe.

Actually a French short film that Twilight Zone aired with some slight editing.

Interesting, it's a pretty good episode so I reckon that means it's a pretty good film too.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on January 27, 2012, 11:51:46 PM
Trying to write a script for my Chapman video submission. What they want is a film that isn't about film and doesn't feature myself as an actor. Struggling to write one, I realized that the happiest moments of my life come from talking about film, making a film, or watching a film. Rarely do other things make me truly happy. Is that weird, filmspotting?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 28, 2012, 01:19:29 AM
Trying to write a script for my Chapman video submission. What they want is a film that isn't about film and doesn't feature myself as an actor. Struggling to write one, I realized that the happiest moments of my life come from talking about film, making a film, or watching a film. Rarely do other things make me truly happy. Is that weird, filmspotting?

can't you just make it about some kind of alien attack?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jim brown on January 29, 2012, 09:14:29 PM
I watch the Pro Bowl for the commercials.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jim brown on January 30, 2012, 09:27:26 PM
Got a flat tire on the way home from work tonight.  Called AAA. 

Dude looked nothing like Francis Ford Coppola.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: AAAutin on January 30, 2012, 10:06:37 PM
And the gun wasn't nearly as helpful as, say, a jack (http://semantink.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/jackPoster.jpg) would have been.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 30, 2012, 11:30:29 PM
And the gun wasn't nearly as helpful as, say, a jack (http://semantink.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/jackPoster.jpg) would have been.

Huh, I was expecting something else when clicking "jackPoster.jpg"
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: tinyholidays on February 02, 2012, 04:57:25 PM
I think I missed something big...

What's a Retro Filmspot?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: pixote on February 02, 2012, 04:58:31 PM
I think I missed something big...

What's a Retro Filmspot?

Filmspots Awards ... but for a year in the past.

It's gonna be a thing.

pixote
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on February 02, 2012, 05:00:05 PM
I think I missed something big...

What's a Retro Filmspot?

Filmspots Awards ... but for a year in the past.

It's gonna be a thing.

pixote

It's gunna be awesome
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: tinyholidays on February 02, 2012, 05:05:17 PM
What kinda year? Hot dog!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: pixote on February 02, 2012, 05:06:23 PM
What kinda year?

Something pre-1980, I expect.

Hot dog!

1946 sounds good to me!

pixote
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on February 02, 2012, 05:14:51 PM
What kinda year?

Something pre-1980, I expect.

Hot dog!

1946 sounds good to me!

pixote

Best visual effects, lol. :P
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on February 02, 2012, 05:33:13 PM
It's gonna be f-cking amazing, but stop trying to steal 2011's thunder, tiny!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on February 02, 2012, 05:35:52 PM
Not sure how eligibility shall be determined, but using imdb years, I've seen 8 films from 1946. My ballot will be very boring. I should probably watch My Darling Clementine, though I don't see much else from that year that I feel an urgent desire to catch up with.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on February 02, 2012, 05:37:38 PM
I think the hope is that people will watch a lot more than 10ish films from whatever year is selected.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on February 02, 2012, 05:43:38 PM
I'm dubious of the existence of >10 movies worth watching in any given year pre-1980. :P
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on February 02, 2012, 05:45:39 PM
I'm dubious of your dubiousness.  :-*
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: sdedalus on February 02, 2012, 05:58:53 PM
Yay!  Old movies!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: tinyholidays on February 02, 2012, 06:02:38 PM
It's gonna be f-cking amazing, but stop trying to steal 2011's thunder, tiny!

Eep! I will go back to watching this ape movie in penance.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on February 02, 2012, 06:04:56 PM
I forgive you.  :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: MartinTeller on February 02, 2012, 06:30:12 PM
Going by Criticker's years, I've seen 50 films from 1946.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: sdedalus on February 02, 2012, 07:07:38 PM
I've only seen 25. 10 can reasonably be considered films noirs.

Speaking of which, what is your preferred plural for "film noir"?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: MartinTeller on February 02, 2012, 07:12:45 PM
I mix it up.  I generally prefer "film noirs" even though I'm pretty sure that incorrect.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: sdedalus on February 02, 2012, 07:13:57 PM
It looks better, but it sounds wrong.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Corndog on February 02, 2012, 09:04:21 PM
Film is the noun and noir the adjective. You have to pluralize the noun, so the correct form would definitely be "films noir".
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: sdedalus on February 02, 2012, 09:10:13 PM
But the term is French, where the noun and adjective must both be pluralized: "films noirs".
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Corndog on February 02, 2012, 09:15:00 PM
We are talking English though, right?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: sdedalus on February 02, 2012, 10:17:56 PM
If it were English, we'd call it black film, not film noir.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on February 02, 2012, 10:37:59 PM
Quote from: Wikipedia
French-loaned compounds longer than two words tend to follow the rules of the original language, which usually involves pluralizing only the head at the beginning:

aide-de-camp      aides-de-camp
cri du coeur         cris du coeur
coup d'état          coups d'état
tour de force       tours de force

A distinctive case is the compound film noir. For this French-loaned artistic term, English-language texts variously use as the plural films noirs, films noir, and, most prevalently, film noirs. The 11th edition of the standard Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary (2006) lists film noirs as the preferred style. Three primary bases may be identified for this:

1. Unlike other compounds borrowed directly from the French, film noir is used to refer primarily to English-language cultural artifacts; a typically English-style plural is thus unusually appropriate.
   
2. Again, unlike other foreign-loaned compounds, film noir refers specifically to the products of popular culture; consequently, popular usage holds more orthographical authority than is usual.
   
3. English has adopted noir as a stand-alone noun in artistic contexts, leading it to serve as the lone head in a variety of compounds (e.g., psycho-noir, sci-fi noir).
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: sdedalus on February 03, 2012, 12:56:14 AM
Those first two reasons are really, really weak.  But the third works for me, but not just as a noun, "noir" has been adopted into English as an adjective as well.  So since I think "film noirs" just looks and sounds really awful, I'm gonna go with "films noir".
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: pixote on February 03, 2012, 01:01:28 AM
My championing of RsBI has yet to take hold in baseball circles.

edit: A quick Google search reveals that I've been more successful than I realized.

pixote
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: verbALs on February 03, 2012, 02:39:19 AM
What kinda year?

Something pre-1980, I expect.

Hot dog!

1946 sounds good to me!

pixote

I've got 6 films I would like to see, I haven't seen before.
I've got 4 films I would like to watch again (because I am old and I can't remember them). Interesting list; A Tales of Two Cities, Great Expectations, My Darling Clementine, The Postman Always Rings Twice

However this ain't the place to address this, so when is this happening?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: sdedalus on February 03, 2012, 10:37:52 AM
My championing of RsBI has yet to take hold in baseball circles.

edit: A quick Google search reveals that I've been more successful than I realized.

pixote

That's pretty awkward.  Is there any reason "RBI" can't be an acronym for "Runs Batted In" as well as "Run Batted In"?  In that case, "RBI" would function as both singular and plural, and "RBIs" would be as incorrect as "mooses".
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on February 03, 2012, 11:06:54 AM
Quote from: Chicago Manual of Style Online
Q. My question refers to the plural use of acronyms and initialisms. As I have always understood it, the acronym or initialism can be pluralized only if the last letter indicates the plural item. So MOU (memorandum/memoranda of understanding) cannot become MOUs, but ICT can become ICTs (information and communication technologies). I run into this problem a lot with the initialism RFP (request for proposals), which people like to pluralize as RFPs to indicate multiple requests. The word proposals is already plural, so it does not make sense to me to add an s to the end of the initialism. What is the correct way to make acronyms or initialisms plural?

A. If you can stop thinking of the spelled-out meaning of the acronym and just treat the acronym itself as a word with its own meaning, you should be able to add that little s without fretting.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: sdedalus on February 03, 2012, 11:39:32 AM
Ugh.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on February 03, 2012, 11:42:18 AM
As long as people understand what you are saying, there is no such thing as incorrect grammar. Grammar exists solely to aid in communication, where communication is the transmission of information.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on February 03, 2012, 11:44:30 AM
As long as people understand what you are saying, there is no such thing as incorrect grammar. Grammar exists solely to aid in communication, where communication is the transmission of information.
I suspect people have thoughts on that claim. To "Words and Grammar and Stuff" we go!

Ugh.
;D
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: sdedalus on February 03, 2012, 11:55:32 AM
As long as people understand what you are saying, there is no such thing as incorrect grammar. Grammar exists solely to aid in communication, where communication is the transmission of information.

yu, b like! craZY 1 bON?Do.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: tinyholidays on February 03, 2012, 12:01:33 PM
As long as people understand what you are saying, there is no such thing as incorrect grammar. Grammar exists solely to aid in communication, where communication is the transmission of information.

Linguistic truth!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on February 03, 2012, 12:26:40 PM
As long as people understand what you are saying, there is no such thing as incorrect grammar. Grammar exists solely to aid in communication, where communication is the transmission of information.
Linguistic truth!
True.

But generally speaking, you can make your point mostly quickly and/or most effectively when you follow grammar conventions.

I can read and respond to a student essay that follows grammar conventions in 15 minutes.  The student essay that is rife with grammar errors ("errors," if you like) takes me 45 minutes, not because I'm using my red pen more but because it takes me a lot longer to figure out what the student is trying to say.  I understand it, eventually, but getting to the understanding is a maddening process.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: tinyholidays on February 03, 2012, 12:39:51 PM
For me, that was the biggest hardship of teaching Writing 101, reading all this writing theory stuff in the classes I was taking and knowing that I really needed to be teaching students how to use comma clauses for their future classes.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: verbALs on February 03, 2012, 12:41:46 PM
Quote
grammar errors

Gotcha, two nouns! D- no star

Grammatical errors.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 03, 2012, 12:43:46 PM
The notion that language was concrete has always bothered me as well, hence the quest for "dank" continues.

That said, I'm mostly here to clear the air about something rather important, and likely what is at the front of everyone's mind:

In my case I will accept either FLY, FLYs, FLsY, FsLY, FsLsY, FsLsYs, sFLYs, sFsLY, sFLsY, or even sFsLsYs.

Depending on the day, I think it's also proper to spell any of those backwards.

EDIT: Also, with the rise of WU LYF, I will also accept LYF but not claim their use of meaning applied to that acronym. Any deviation like the ones above in relation to that acronym are sound uses of grammar as well. Again, depending on the day, it is even proper to use WU FLY.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: MartinTeller on February 03, 2012, 12:47:51 PM
In my case I will accept either FLY, FLYs, FLsY, FsLY, FsLsY, FsLsYs, sFLYs, sFsLY, sFLsY, or even sFsLsYs.

Well, what about flies?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 03, 2012, 12:51:18 PM
In my case I will accept either FLY, FLYs, FLsY, FsLY, FsLsY, FsLsYs, sFLYs, sFsLY, sFLsY, or even sFsLsYs.

Well, what about flies?

I don't really think that's an acronym :no:

I think the acronym also loses its meaning when it becomes FLIES, the letters don't really work that way, I don't think.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on February 03, 2012, 12:55:01 PM
Quote
grammar errors
Gotcha, two nouns! D- no star
Grammatical errors.
Stinker. :)


For me, that was the biggest hardship of teaching Writing 101, reading all this writing theory stuff in the classes I was taking and knowing that I really needed to be teaching students how to use comma clauses for their future classes.
Too true!

The notion that language was concrete has always bothered me as well, hence the quest for "dank" continues.
My objection to "dank" is aesthetic in nature. :)

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 03, 2012, 01:16:50 PM
Sometimes I think I'm not funny enough to be on this board.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: pixote on February 03, 2012, 01:18:17 PM
Sometimes I think I'm not funny enough to be on this board.

Your avatar really sells this statement.

pixote
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jim brown on February 03, 2012, 01:23:34 PM
Sometimes I think I'm not funny enough to be on this board.

Everybody funny; now you funny, too. (http://youtu.be/ISmgOrhELXs?t=2m27s)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jim brown on February 08, 2012, 08:08:35 PM
The missus just left for Israel; I've got twelve days to get these kids Jesused up.   ;)

#jcftw
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on February 08, 2012, 08:24:24 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 08, 2012, 08:31:52 PM
Show them Jesus Camp! ;D
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Corndog on February 08, 2012, 09:25:42 PM
The missus just left for Israel; I've got twelve days to get these kids Jesused up.   ;)

#jcftw

In my head I read it as "#jtfu"
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: pixote on February 10, 2012, 08:33:55 PM
We are Hugh.

pixote
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Junior on February 11, 2012, 10:48:37 PM
There's something about the part in I Will Always Love You where everything drops and she starts to go crazy. It always gives me chills.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on February 11, 2012, 11:05:55 PM
David Foster is a schmaltz genius.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on February 14, 2012, 12:10:23 PM
“Love isn’t a state of perfect caring. It is an active noun, like struggle. To love someone is to strive to accept that person exactly the way he or she is, right here and now.” –Fred Rogers



...wouldn't that be a verb, to love?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: verbALs on February 14, 2012, 12:16:00 PM
Right here & now is right. The state of "to love" changes every second, and means different things at different times. Also the word "strive" is very pertinent since striving does not necessarily mean succeeding. Hence the ever present statement "I love you but....."

- Curmudgeon of a certain age
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on February 22, 2012, 09:59:40 AM
For whatever reason, my mom got a subscription to Vogue.

First page of editorial content: 218
Worst name for a watch: Ladymatic
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on February 23, 2012, 01:10:56 AM
Hey, cool, I'm finally awesome.   8)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Junior on February 23, 2012, 01:21:18 AM
You've always been awesome, now you're objectively so.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on February 23, 2012, 01:51:44 AM
Congrats, OAD!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Lobby on February 23, 2012, 02:00:46 AM
So many posts! And considering the quality of your posts it's even more impressive. Grats!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on February 23, 2012, 03:35:47 AM
Thanks, ya'll. :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: coreyatad on February 23, 2012, 05:18:22 AM
Only now that oad has the status does "Objectively Awesome" have any real meaning.

Congrats!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on February 23, 2012, 07:26:16 AM
Repairing the damage caused when I reached that threshhold no doubt.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: verbALs on February 23, 2012, 08:05:27 AM
"Queen of the Boards"makes you sound like striptease act......ok I'll go with that. Cngrats QotB  :D
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 23, 2012, 09:11:10 AM
Objectively Awesome Day!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on February 23, 2012, 09:27:54 AM
Here's to 10,000 more!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on February 23, 2012, 10:18:24 AM
Only now that oad has the status does "Objectively Awesome" have any real meaning.
Aw. :)

Repairing the damage caused when I reached that threshhold no doubt.
Nah.

"Queen of the Boards"makes you sound like striptease act......ok I'll go with that. Cngrats QotB  :D
;D

Objectively Awesome Day!
Woo!

Here's to 10,000 more!
On my way! Only 9,993 to go!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on February 23, 2012, 01:55:59 PM
Congrats OAD  ;D
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on February 23, 2012, 02:07:44 PM
You can congratulate me as this is my very first Filmspotting post!

Hey, cool, I'm finally awesome.   8)

I may not have congratulated you on your first post, but four and a half years later let me congratulate you on your 10,000th! :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on February 23, 2012, 02:58:29 PM
Congrats OAD  ;D
;D

You can congratulate me as this is my very first Filmspotting post!
Hey, cool, I'm finally awesome.   8)
I may not have congratulated you on your first post, but four and a half years later let me congratulate you on your 10,000th! :)
:D, thanks, 'noff.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: pixote on February 23, 2012, 03:50:34 PM
I'm kicking myself for not having a gift ready. I mean, I knew this day would come eventually. I just figured it'd be in April.

pixote
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on February 23, 2012, 07:21:43 PM
Finally, another lady to join me with 10,000+ posts!  Congrats OAD!!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 23, 2012, 07:59:07 PM
oad! Congrats!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 1SO on February 23, 2012, 11:10:43 PM
Did you know that OAD's real name is not April?
I've been away from the computer all day and I feel like I'm coming in with too little too late. (Esp since I didn't notice this happened yesterday.)
Congratulations Melissa. I would like to repost one of your earliest comments. One of my favorites.

I find the differences between Mark's reviews and American critics' reviews in general (not Filmspotting in particular) quite fascinating and refreshing. I'm particularly interested in why certain filmmakers seem to make such a splash with American critics while Mark has very little use (even disdain) for these same filmmakers - I'm thinking of Michael Moore and Judd Apatow as two specific examples. I remember Mark being less than enthusiastic about Borat, too - as opposed the general delight the film seemed to incite over here. As a film student, I wonder, Rick, if you can comment on this - does Mark speak for many British film lovers in regard to these filmmakers, or is his opinion unique?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on February 24, 2012, 01:25:24 AM
oad!

It's an acronym.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 24, 2012, 02:17:02 AM
oad!

It's an acronym.
;D
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on February 24, 2012, 02:31:44 AM
I'm kicking myself for not having a gift ready. I mean, I knew this day would come eventually. I just figured it'd be in April.

pixote
Aw, I shoulda timed it better! :)

Finally, another lady to join me with 10,000+ posts!  Congrats OAD!!
Are we the only two of our kind with 10,000? Hurrah for good company!

oad! Congrats!
FLY! Thanks!

Did you know that OAD's real name is not April?
I've been away from the computer all day and I feel like I'm coming in with too little too late. (Esp since I didn't notice this happened yesterday.)
Congratulations Melissa. I would like to repost one of your earliest comments. One of my favorites.

I find the differences between Mark's reviews and American critics' reviews in general (not Filmspotting in particular) quite fascinating and refreshing. I'm particularly interested in why certain filmmakers seem to make such a splash with American critics while Mark has very little use (even disdain) for these same filmmakers - I'm thinking of Michael Moore and Judd Apatow as two specific examples. I remember Mark being less than enthusiastic about Borat, too - as opposed the general delight the film seemed to incite over here. As a film student, I wonder, Rick, if you can comment on this - does Mark speak for many British film lovers in regard to these filmmakers, or is his opinion unique?
My screen name is confusing, isn't it? A spur of the moment, random decision from when I first joined the forum - weird that it now feel so completely attached to my identity.  But it's nice to be called Melissa. :)  And thanks for the congrats!

Interesting that you remembered/chose that old comment of mine - I still do love comparing British and American perspectives on the same films.  I think, now, that Kermode is more unique than I took him to be at first.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on February 24, 2012, 02:51:44 PM

Finally, another lady to join me with 10,000+ posts!  Congrats OAD!!
Are we the only two of our kind with 10,000? Hurrah for good company!


 :)  Yep, just us two.  Worm is the closest to 10,000 now with over 7,000 posts. 
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: MartinTeller on February 24, 2012, 02:55:54 PM
Worm doesn't post enough :(
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on February 24, 2012, 05:08:44 PM
Worm doesn't post enough :(
Agreed!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 28, 2012, 12:14:03 AM
Will, I really do wish you and your mom the best tomorrow. In opposition to the spiritual, I'll drink to her health. Cheers.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Lobby on February 28, 2012, 12:36:21 AM
Thinking of you and your mom.

*hugs*
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on February 28, 2012, 01:51:44 AM
Hey,

Tomorrow my mother is going through some pretty heavy surgery. I try to shy myself away from the specifics, but it's because of her blood cots. It's a high risk surgery. She could end up without her arms ... or she could end up dying. She'll most likely be alright though because the doctors have assured us so. Anyway, I normally try to not divulge such personal information about my family to anyone, so if you could do something for me, I'd greatly appreciate it. I'd like you to pray. Or if you don't pray, I don't know, send good vibes, meditate, whatever, with thoughts for my mom. She's had a really difficult life and I don't want it to be anymore difficult.

Thanks,
Totoro aka Will

Of course I will pray.

And, Keith, drinking to her health is full of spirits.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on February 28, 2012, 03:34:34 AM
Totoro, hoping all goes well for your mum. <sending out good vibes>
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 28, 2012, 08:48:28 AM
And, Keith, drinking to her health is full of spirits.

 :D
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on February 29, 2012, 12:41:48 AM
She made it through! She has another surgery in six weeks or so but the worst is over for now. Thanks, everyone.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on February 29, 2012, 12:46:56 AM
She made it through! She has another surgery in six weeks or so but the worst is over for now. Thanks, everyone.
So glad to hear that! Thanks for letting us know.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on February 29, 2012, 01:00:30 AM
She made it through! She has another surgery in six weeks or so but the worst is over for now. Thanks, everyone.

That's great.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on February 29, 2012, 11:12:21 AM
She made it through! She has another surgery in six weeks or so but the worst is over for now. Thanks, everyone.

Glad to hear that Totoro.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 29, 2012, 12:15:12 PM
Definitely!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on February 29, 2012, 09:49:13 PM
There's a raccoon trying to set up shop under my deck. They say you should set up a radio and light near the entrance of where he's getting in to keep him away. I put a speaker out there and have it looping filmspotting epidodes. :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on March 01, 2012, 12:38:28 AM
She made it through! She has another surgery in six weeks or so but the worst is over for now. Thanks, everyone.

Glad to hear, here's to a speedy recovery.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on March 01, 2012, 12:46:45 AM
There's a raccoon trying to set up shop under my deck. They say you should set up a radio and light near the entrance of where he's getting in to keep him away. I put a speaker out there and have it looping filmspotting epidodes. :)

My pet raccoon, they are our friends:)

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4119/4767474688_11f74e0abd.jpg)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on March 01, 2012, 09:58:23 PM
I am very sad to have missed the chat around the Filmspots and the general celebrations.  I was insanely busy yesterday and only ended up getting three hours of sleep last night.  I don't see why the weather won't fit itself around the forum schedule!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: sdedalus on March 01, 2012, 10:14:03 PM
You should talk to someone about that.  Don't you know a guy?  ;)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on March 01, 2012, 11:08:15 PM
So I took the day off tomorrow (a late birthday day off) - and I am sitting here staring at a pile of laundry and deciding what errands I can get done.

Is this what getting old and maturing is all about?

Because what I usually did is create memory lapses on my birthday (some of you call them blackouts I believe) and now I am just hoping for clean underwear....
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 01, 2012, 11:45:30 PM
blacking out and hoping for clean underwear... been there.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on March 03, 2012, 05:33:35 AM
clean underwear

That's when you turn them inside out... isn't it.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on March 07, 2012, 05:29:24 PM
My job is harshin' my mellow...
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: sdb_1970 on March 07, 2012, 05:35:24 PM
Why do bands go out on a new tour to support an album that is not going to be released for another several weeks?  Isn't the point of a tour to promote sales of the new record?  If I go to the concert and like the record, am I supposed to put it on my to-do list to buy six weeks down the road?  Seriously.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on March 07, 2012, 06:04:29 PM
My job is harshin' my mellow...

Turn that harsh mellow into a marshmellow.

(http://cdn.overclock.net/d/d6/d640c7a8_kool_aid_oh_yeah.jpeg)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: sdedalus on March 07, 2012, 06:30:35 PM
Why do bands go out on a new tour to support an album that is not going to be released for another several weeks?  Isn't the point of a tour to promote sales of the new record?

Not any more thanks to those meddling kids and their "internet".
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on March 07, 2012, 06:36:37 PM
If anything, new albums support tours now. The business model has switched.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on March 08, 2012, 04:42:35 AM
I've noticed this before as well but sometimes wondering if the album might have slipped but it would be very difficult to reschedule concerts that were already booked.  I like to be at least a bit familiar with the music before a concert.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on March 08, 2012, 08:28:04 AM
I like to be at least a bit familiar with the music before a concert.

Same. I went to a New Pornographers concert before I was a fan and while I had listened through Challengers before, while at the concert (which was great), half of me was wanting to be home listening to the album more. Being familiar with it allows you to appreciate the live performance more.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: shuabert on March 08, 2012, 08:41:05 PM
Being familiar with it allows you to appreciate the live performance more.

This is what I always tell my buddy when he is trying to get me to go see bands I've never heard.

To be fair, I have been introduced to a few bands solely on the basis of being blown away by seeing them live.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on March 09, 2012, 08:22:30 AM
What's this retro filmspots thing everyone was talking about?

*nudge* 8)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: sdedalus on March 09, 2012, 09:34:38 AM
Give us a thread, pix!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: saltine on March 09, 2012, 07:21:27 PM
Give us a thread, pix!

Getting ducks in a row, then the board will appear...like magic.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on March 09, 2012, 07:46:08 PM
Give us a thread, pix!

Getting ducks in a row, then the board will appear...like magic.
Yay!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: sdedalus on March 09, 2012, 07:49:21 PM
Please, we need something to talk about other than each other.  Our navels can't take this gazing much longer!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: saltine on March 09, 2012, 08:04:35 PM
Please, we need something to talk about other than each other.  Our navels can't take this gazing much longer!

cornmeal compress, anyone?

It's coming soon.  It's in the final stage of prep.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Katebo on March 14, 2012, 09:33:58 AM
Happy Pi Day, everyone!! I'll be having apple later today- what about you? Last year I doubled down and also made my first ever chicken pot pie, but this year I'm trying to keep it slightly healthier (and in a competition with apple, chicken pot, yummy as it is, is a distant second).
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: pixote on March 15, 2012, 12:57:45 PM
Filmspot Fever has given way to March Madness.

pixote
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Verite on March 15, 2012, 07:35:41 PM
Yummy

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41508y2Dj6L.jpg)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on March 19, 2012, 03:22:25 PM
Hey, guys.

I have to take some time off the boards. I'll be back in the summer. I've found myself spending way too much time on here with you guys and that can't happen anymore. Don't worry, Oldkid, I'll write the review for To Kill a Mockingbird for MDC, but between that and after that, I'm a ghost.

Talk to you later, filmspotting.
Bye.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Lobby on March 19, 2012, 03:31:40 PM
Until we meet again Totoro!
Take care.

*hugs*
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: sdb_1970 on March 19, 2012, 04:15:36 PM
Hola, tortoro ... We will be expecting a report when you return.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 19, 2012, 07:12:11 PM
attend to your studies young man!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on March 19, 2012, 11:34:36 PM
I'll be looking forward to the review, but apart from that, you will be missed!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on March 19, 2012, 11:58:19 PM
Take care Totoro. Good luck with school.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 1SO on March 23, 2012, 01:56:27 PM
I hate when I mention a known film/TV person because it always comes off as a humble brag.

I work in the industry and have met, had meals or meetings with many people. Friends with a few of them. Just the nature of the job. They never got me far with my own projects. If I had to name drop the person who helped my career the most it would be Sean S. Cunningham, who most of you would have to look up. (I don't count John Humber because we were friends long before he directed Dakota Skye.) Being friends with people who work in show business is often a difficult social balance for a film nerd like me to strike correctly.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: coreyatad on March 23, 2012, 01:58:22 PM
I think your humblebrag morphed into an explanabrag.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: verbALs on March 23, 2012, 02:05:00 PM
I think you should trust your own perceptions, which are generally very good IMHO, and enrich the conversation with what you know. Honesty is only a problem to the dishonest, maybe that is too obvious to state, but there you go.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: MartinTeller on March 23, 2012, 02:06:14 PM
I wouldn't worry about it.  It doesn't come off like bragging to me.  I only added that Muhammad Ali line as a joke.

I did totally see him once, though.  Very weird.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on March 23, 2012, 06:08:10 PM
I appreciate name dropping - even in a humble way.
It allows me visualize my vicarious life with you...I bet you never knew we were so close 1SO, did you?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on March 23, 2012, 06:09:53 PM
I hate when I mention a known film/TV person because it always comes off as a humble brag.
Nah, I was just goofing.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 1SO on March 23, 2012, 06:35:16 PM
I took it all in good humor. Just don't want you thinking I'm off having lunch with Robert Duvall.

Did it once. There were 18 other people at the table.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 23, 2012, 07:03:52 PM
Oh yeah and CINECAST! wedding bells.
If you are an emotionally closed off, self repressed woman with commitment phobias - call me - apparently I am right up your alley.

send 'em my way! totally my type!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: shuabert on April 08, 2012, 04:25:05 PM
Happy Easter, friends. I hope your day is blessed.  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=865iwKPn6Uw)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on April 08, 2012, 11:13:13 PM
Happy Easter, friends. I hope your day is blessed.  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=865iwKPn6Uw)

Very nice shuabert. Hope your day was as well.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 1SO on April 17, 2012, 10:05:49 AM
learn to hear opinions that are diff than urs.. it's a sign of growing up.

No Longer Consider a Sign of Growing Up:
1. Spelling
2. Grammer
3. Manners
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: MartinTeller on April 17, 2012, 10:10:23 AM
1. Spelling
2. Grammer

hmmm
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: verbALs on April 17, 2012, 10:30:32 AM
Quote
learn to hear opinions that are diff than urs.. it's a sign of growing up.

I hear the sound of metal sheets being twisted and ripped, when I read this sentence. That's a rare talent. Let's nurture his uniqueness and grok in fullness.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on April 27, 2012, 01:51:50 AM
I'm ready.

(http://i47.tinypic.com/f2jvkn.jpg)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on April 27, 2012, 01:56:19 AM
 :D



Good night flieger, I mean goood eeevening.

Night all
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jim brown on April 29, 2012, 10:13:01 AM
Thinking about going into business for myself.

First thought: drug mule

Pros

Cons
In all honesty, can't think of a one.

Thoughts?

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on April 29, 2012, 10:26:40 AM
Hemorrhoids.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: verbALs on April 29, 2012, 12:03:25 PM
Rectal probing
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on April 29, 2012, 04:45:54 PM
Rectal probing

Was that a pro or a con?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: AAAutin on April 29, 2012, 07:57:00 PM
Thinking about going into business for myself.

First thought: drug mule

Cons
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Clovis8 on May 09, 2012, 08:45:14 PM
Google reminded me to say Happy Birthday to the world most famous non-fiction archaeologist, even if he was an Egyptologist (eww!).
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: sdedalus on May 09, 2012, 09:06:17 PM
Howard Carter?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Clovis8 on May 09, 2012, 09:08:33 PM
Howard Carter?

Yep
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jim brown on May 09, 2012, 09:11:14 PM
Howard Carter?

Yep

Subject of one of my first In Search Of... episodes.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on May 09, 2012, 09:14:48 PM
Google reminded me to say Happy Birthday to the world most famous non-fiction archaeologist, even if he was an Egyptologist (eww!).

From your reaction I take it that Egyptology is to Archaeology what Political Theory is to Political Science?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Clovis8 on May 09, 2012, 09:18:59 PM
Google reminded me to say Happy Birthday to the world most famous non-fiction archaeologist, even if he was an Egyptologist (eww!).

From your reaction I take it that Egyptology is to Archaeology what Political Theory is to Political Science?

That would be a fair analogy. More apt might be Egypologists are to archaeology as white people are to a Michael Bolton concert.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on May 09, 2012, 09:21:52 PM
Hmm, maybe not so apt, Political Theory is to Political Science what Michael Bolton is to music.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on May 11, 2012, 02:18:20 PM
Not to be a braggart or anything, but I totally took a shower in my house yesterday.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: pixote on May 11, 2012, 02:28:33 PM
Not to be a stalker or anything, but I totally took a shower in your house yesterday.

pixote
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on May 11, 2012, 02:38:46 PM
Lucky guy, you. It has cold and hot water!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on May 11, 2012, 02:53:41 PM
Luxury, we are still waiting for an upgrade to our bucket.

Pleased your hot water service is fixed.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on May 11, 2012, 03:15:59 PM
Best of all, when I turn the shower on, it doesn't even pour water through the kitchen ceiling below. Jealous?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 11, 2012, 03:27:37 PM
So now you have to haul the used plates up to the second floor to wash them and yourself now? that seems like a loss of efficiency.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on May 11, 2012, 03:47:26 PM
Haven't figured that out yet.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ¡Keith! on May 11, 2012, 04:12:19 PM
step 1: install a garbage disposal.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on May 11, 2012, 09:30:15 PM
*mad high fives for matt*
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on May 12, 2012, 01:22:47 AM
matt,

Not to be OCD or anything, but I totally cleaned the shower in your house yesterday.

Congrats on your successful project!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jim brown on May 13, 2012, 08:52:17 PM
Just had a shower in matt's house yesterday; it was golden.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on May 13, 2012, 10:08:29 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on May 14, 2012, 04:49:14 AM
Just had a shower in matt's house yesterday; it was golden.

Wrong shower
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on May 14, 2012, 09:46:12 AM
eww, now I have to clean it again.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on May 14, 2012, 03:40:26 PM
You can always count on me to bring the tone down.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on May 16, 2012, 07:23:35 PM
So I read a thing about Jenny McCarthy (http://jimromenesko.com/2012/05/16/sun-times-endorses-jenny-mccarthys-controversial-organizations/) that Ebert linked on twitter. She's big on the vaccines cause autism and about finding cures/treatment for autism. This got me thinking about the special education of person first language, where they would consider it bad to call someone an autistic person, preferring to say a person with autism. But this feeds into McCarthy's premise that autism is a disease to be treated. I reject that. To me I'm an autistic person like I'm a white person, not a person with whiteness.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 16, 2012, 10:50:45 PM
The difference there is that whiteness is a social construct that doesn't really exist.

Either way, I'm not sure I make that connection. There's not an implication using person first language that a person with a wheelchair has a disease to be treated. Regardless, the goal of PFL is to avoid groupings and whatever limitations are placed on it because of the language do not offset the admirable intentions to combat generalizations. Whether it be social, fighting against the white/black binary, physical, avoiding labeling people as handicap or cripples and creating a limited perspective of their larger existence as people, or mental, resisting generalizations of what it means to have autism, dyslexia, or any other biological mental disorder in the context of existing within the world, the focus on the individual rather than the difference is, at least in theory, commendable.

I think the limitations on PFL are imposed partially through the language (again, one cannot destroy the master's house with the master's tools), partially through society and culture (one need only look at the way advertising and capitalism work), and (to me likely in large part) by the means through which all people construct identity (the reliance on identifying difference in order to reaffirm the self).

The part I struggle with, even when one embraces a label, is the problem (and tragic unavoidable qualities) of labels.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Clovis8 on May 16, 2012, 10:56:05 PM
So I read a thing about Jenny McCarthy (http://jimromenesko.com/2012/05/16/sun-times-endorses-jenny-mccarthys-controversial-organizations/) that Ebert linked on twitter. She's big on the vaccines cause autism and about finding cures/treatment for autism. This got me thinking about the special education of person first language, where they would consider it bad to call someone an autistic person, preferring to say a person with autism. But this feeds into McCarthy's premise that autism is a disease to be treated. I reject that. To me I'm an autistic person like I'm a white person, not a person with whiteness.

The vaccines autism link is completely discredited. It's the creationism of medicine.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on May 16, 2012, 11:02:59 PM
Indeed Clovis, I may have accused McCarthy and Jim Carrey of killing children previously.

Anyway, my approach to autism is much like the approach to sexuality. One needs to come out of the closet and be out and proud in order to change society's thinking about it. Especially with someone, like myself, on the higher-functioning end where it might not be obvious, to help expand knowledge of what an autistic person is.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on May 17, 2012, 02:46:31 AM
There was a tragic accident that happened in the little country that I live in where a China National (PRC) driving a Ferrari ran a red light at 430AM and smashed into a Taxi killing 3 people, the taxi driver, the Japanese female passenger and the driver of the Ferrari.  The footage was captured from somebody's dashboard cam here (though not pleasant to watch).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMcNY8yTvx0

There was passenger in the Ferrari that survived who was a young KTV hostest/student but no comments from her yet.  The driver also had an expecting wife and child

The incident has caused a lot stir on local forums as there has been a growing voice of anti-FT here particular to the Chinese nationals (FT is what they refer to as Foreign Talent). 

http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/asia/293364/ferrari-crash-fuels-singapore-anti-foreign-sentiment

Lately the level of discourse on some of the local forums have become too abrasive that I have stopped posting though do still read to get a general idea of the different views.  Almost any incident that gets reported or uncovered by netizens gets a lot of discussion going though it usually gets too far off the point of talking about government policies to what seems more like anger and hatred to groups of people.

I have little issue with a change in policy that would reduce the number of foreigners that live here even if it effected myself but I'm disturbed by the trend of discourse

http://sg.news.yahoo.com/are-singaporeans-becoming-racist-.html




Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on May 17, 2012, 08:16:24 AM
Maybe Eduardo Saverin should have second thoughts about his new choice of home.

It's hard to say without data, much easier to just highlight every crime committed by foreigners and create the assumption that they are a negative force. That's certainly what they do in the US. I once did a letter to the editor of a newspaper taking them for task for highlighting the undocumented status of the suspects in one case seeing as they don't make a point of highlighting that suspects are citizens in the billion other cases. I know it's been documented in the US that immigrants have a lower crime rate than citizens, not sure how that stat would look for Singapore.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on May 17, 2012, 09:29:46 PM
Maybe Eduardo Saverin should have second thoughts about his new choice of home.

It's hard to say without data, much easier to just highlight every crime committed by foreigners and create the assumption that they are a negative force. That's certainly what they do in the US. I once did a letter to the editor of a newspaper taking them for task for highlighting the undocumented status of the suspects in one case seeing as they don't make a point of highlighting that suspects are citizens in the billion other cases. I know it's been documented in the US that immigrants have a lower crime rate than citizens, not sure how that stat would look for Singapore.

From what I hear, Eduardo is out partying and clubbing a lot which makes this a great place to be.  There are lots of clubs and you could 7 days a week.  I can even find a club that is packed on a Sunday afternoon.

This has been a complaint for a while that the rich can buy their Perm Residence here which was true.  If you could deposit $10M in a bank here you could become a residence.  The properly stopped this about 1 year ago.  But you will find lots of people have done that.  Even Jet Li and Gong Li are Singapore citizens though I am not sure how much they stay here.  I think they say to send their kids to school but I can think of other motives

I am not sure if foreigners create more crimes then locals but in general this is a very low crime country with a very high percentage of foreigners.  I've read before that Singapore's foreign born population out numbers the native born which then would make sense that a high percentage of crimes would also be done by foreigners.

In the current trend, well, the crimes being highlighted seem to mostly deal with one group of people and the comments being made is becoming increasingly disturbing.  The same is happening in HK and I hear people here that wish they would do the same, though the press is less free that you wouldn't see this kind of thing happen:

http://articles.cnn.com/2012-02-01/asia/world_asia_locust-mainlander-ad_1_mainland-hong-kongers-hong-kong-tourism-board?_s=PM:ASIA


Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on May 19, 2012, 09:23:17 AM
tomorrow man.
What roujin has in mind when he thinks of me. (http://www.pulpinternational.com/images/postimg/back_to_the_future_08.jpg)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on May 19, 2012, 09:24:25 PM
Maybe Eduardo Saverin should have second thoughts about his new choice of home.

ok, I find this annoying:

Tech Crunch has details:

Any ex-pat with either a net worth of over $2 million, or an average income tax liability of at least $148,000 over the last five years, "will be presumed to have renounced their citizenship for tax avoidance purposes." The ex-pat will have to demonstrate to the IRS that this is not the case if it is not. If there is a "legitimate reason" for that person living outside the U.S. no penalties will apply. But if the IRS finds that someone gave up their passport for tax purposes, they will impose a tax on that individual's investment gains "no matter where he or she resides."

The rate of that capital gains tax will be 30 percent -- the same that non-resident aliens currently pay on dividends and interest earnings.The tax detailed this act, if approved, will backdate for 10 years after its approval.</i>

Said Senator Schumer: "Eduardo Saverin wants to de-friend the United States of America. Sen. Casey and I have a status update for him: Pay your taxes in full or don't ever try to visit the U.S. again. This is a small, narrow group. And they deserve to get the treatment we're giving them."

This really is just political grandstanding.  Regardless of the reason that Eduardo gave up his US Citizenship, there is a clear process and tax exit you have to go through in order to do so.  You can not just turn in your passport, it is only finalized after the IRS has given you a tax clearance and declared you clear.  You have to pay taxes on the liquidation value of your assets at the time of declaration which was back in Jan 2011

He has properly followed the law and process and to change anything now that would penalize him (or anybody else that properly followed the exit process) should be considered unconstitutional.

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on May 19, 2012, 10:00:01 PM
That's true, legislation that applies retroactively is clearly unconstitutional. However, Eduardo Saverin is also clearly a douchebag. Unfortunately there is no legislation that can solve that problem or else I would be governor of New Jersey.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Tim on May 20, 2012, 08:27:27 PM
I can't use my old username anymore - someone else took Tim whilst I was busy being Orlando.

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: AAAutin on May 20, 2012, 08:31:22 PM
I can't use my old username anymore - someone else took Tim whilst I was busy being Orlando.

Tilda Swinton's revenge!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Tim on May 20, 2012, 08:56:17 PM
Hmmm - I like the thought of that!  ;D
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: shuabert on May 22, 2012, 09:00:58 PM
I'm back, y'all. Been vacationing in BC/Washington for the past two weeks.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on May 23, 2012, 12:40:26 AM
BC/Washington is the best! Where did you go?

Also, welcome back. :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: shuabert on May 23, 2012, 09:44:02 AM
My brother got married on Van Island, so we were there for about four days, but we spent some time in Langley and Vancouver before that, and went down to Seattle for a couple days afterward. Good times. As someone who lives in a completely landlocked province, I love the coast.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on May 23, 2012, 10:37:24 AM
Nice! Sounds like a great trip.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on May 23, 2012, 12:23:42 PM
I'm back, y'all. Been vacationing in BC/Washington for the past two weeks.

Huh, they don't have the internet up there?  You would have thought they did. ;)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on May 24, 2012, 01:09:05 AM
Is it ever okay to hurt someone's feelings?

I have a friend who is hooking up with a married man. She's done it before many times, then stopped. Now she's doing it again. I care about this person, so I told her that she is a hooker and when she said that she hated herself I told her that she should hate herself. I feel like I was cruel to her, but then again, that's how I feel.

What do you guys think?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 1SO on May 24, 2012, 01:33:21 AM
Sounds like your friend has problems with her self-esteem. She'd probably benefit more from you helping her rather than re-enforcing her own negative feelings. Sometimes (often) it's not a good time to tell a person how you really feel about a situation. This isn't about you getting the truth out there, it's about this destructive need she has and figuring out why it drives her. Positive change can only come from a positive direction.
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Post by: Bondo on May 24, 2012, 02:12:42 AM
Well, the married man, not the mistress, is the one who made a wedding vow. On the other hand, if she knows he's deceiving his wife, she's a bit culpable. She should demand more of herself. The problem isn't so much her choice but what her choice says about her view of herself. Rather than demonizing her, tell her she should think more highly of herself than to go with someone who has clearly demonstrated a lack of consideration for women's feelings. She's clearly hating herself rather enough already. Because if he's willing to do that to his wife, he's damned sure willing to do it to his mistress. She should love herself enough to move past these choices. You loving her rather than hating her is a surer path to her loving herself.

P.S. Though all sex is to a certain sense commodified, calling people hookers who don't explicitly have sex for money is always a bad idea. Not that there's anything wrong with hookers. Or sluts or whatever. It's only wrong if it leaves her hating herself like she is...or causes great harm to others.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on May 24, 2012, 04:47:41 AM
I am not sure that it is the result of hating herself, it could also be that it is the perfect way to avoid commitment. Which ever it is not a positive action. Calling her a hooker is not appropriate though. Better to try and get her to focus on getting out of the situation and to seek positive relationships (even if they are short term). It may also be appropriate to try and direct her to a councillor or other professional help.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: MartinTeller on May 24, 2012, 10:08:52 AM
Is it ever okay to hurt someone's feelings?

I have a friend who is hooking up with a married man. She's done it before many times, then stopped. Now she's doing it again. I care about this person, so I told her that she is a hooker and when she said that she hated herself I told her that she should hate herself. I feel like I was cruel to her, but then again, that's how I feel.

What do you guys think?

Honestly?  I think you're being a judgmental asshole.  I can't help but wonder if you wish this "friend" was hooking up with you instead.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: shuabert on May 24, 2012, 02:07:31 PM
Zing!

Slut-shaming is never appropriate.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on May 27, 2012, 09:46:27 AM
She is displaying addiction.  To tell an addict that they are guilty or horrible doesn't help because they already know that.  What they need is community and accountability to give them steps to cease the addiction.  Give her the book Willpower, or recommend a 12 step group for her to go to (too bad there isn't Relationships Anonymous), or even a 12 step book.  But the importance of the 12 step program isn't the steps as much as the accountability.  In AA, if someone is feeling tempted to give into their addiction, they have someone to call 24/7.  That's what she really needs.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on June 10, 2012, 10:44:01 PM
Is it ever okay to hurt someone's feelings?

I have a friend who is hooking up with a married man. She's done it before many times, then stopped. Now she's doing it again. I care about this person, so I told her that she is a hooker and when she said that she hated herself I told her that she should hate herself. I feel like I was cruel to her, but then again, that's how I feel.

What do you guys think?

Honestly?  I think you're being a judgmental asshole.  I can't help but wonder if you wish this "friend" was hooking up with you instead.

We did before, but it wasn't fun. We mutually didn't care for each other in that way. Better off friends.

But thanks, everyone! I haven't talked to her in a while. I think I will now.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: MartinTeller on June 11, 2012, 06:36:10 PM
I just played "JISM" in a Lexulous game... with my mom.  Am I bad person?

It was worth 40 points.
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Post by: Bondo on June 11, 2012, 07:59:00 PM
It's probably alright, I mean, you should see the kind of archaic slang they use in comic book movies these days.
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Post by: smirnoff on June 11, 2012, 09:02:18 PM
lol Martin, I want you on my team for anything. You play to win! :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Monty on June 21, 2012, 11:45:37 AM
If It keeps raining like this, Sheffield is gonna resemble Venice, it's absolutely teaming it down. A flood warning was issued yesterday/this morning, this is on the back off a drought warning and hose pipe ban that was issued a few weeks ago.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on June 26, 2012, 07:58:27 PM
It's a gray, rainy day here in the Pacific NW, and the kids, of their own accord, just put on Benjamin Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra.  I forgot we had it.  After just having seen Moonrise Kingdom last night, my heart sort of leaped at hearing those first wonderful notes. :) 
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on June 26, 2012, 09:24:36 PM
Quick, everyone look at OmNom's huge avatar, before she fixes it.


(http://noffload.net/uploader/files/1/econs/typerhappy.gif)

(http://noffload.net/uploader/files/1/econs/glomp.gif)



Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: OmNom on June 26, 2012, 09:29:43 PM
Quick, everyone look at OmNom's huge avatar, before she fixes it.


(http://noffload.net/uploader/files/1/econs/typerhappy.gif)

(http://noffload.net/uploader/files/1/econs/glomp.gif)

I hate you so much.   ::)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on June 26, 2012, 09:30:09 PM
Shows over, nothing to see here.

Thank you OmNom. I got a kick out of that. :)

/theannoyinglittlebrotheryoumayormaynothavehad
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on June 26, 2012, 09:31:48 PM
Saw it!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: OmNom on June 26, 2012, 09:35:56 PM
If you all could have been here to see me panic and my 17 year-old daughter laughing at me and showing me how to FIX it with one click... That's it.  I'm never changing my avatar again!   :'(

I'm fine, I'm fine, walking it off.  Gin?  Anyone wanna join me?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on June 26, 2012, 09:40:24 PM
Quick, everyone look at OmNom's huge avatar, before she fixes it.
:D

OmNom, I've totally been there: http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=2494.msg43529#msg43529 (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=2494.msg43529#msg43529)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on June 26, 2012, 09:44:23 PM
I was just about to link to that. OAD may remember my mentioning how much of a kick I got out of that too. :)

You made my day OmNom, I'd buy you that gin if I could. (http://noffload.net/uploader/files/1/econs/icon_pidu.gif)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on June 26, 2012, 09:47:31 PM
I do indeed remember. :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: OmNom on June 26, 2012, 10:15:45 PM
Quick, everyone look at OmNom's huge avatar, before she fixes it.
:D

OmNom, I've totally been there: http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=2494.msg43529#msg43529 (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=2494.msg43529#msg43529)

Actually oad, that actually does make me feel a bit better.  Thank you.   :)

Cuz *sniff* they *sniff* were *sniff* all *sniff*  laughing at me? and *sob* I tried to fix it super fast and it wouldn't do it and  :'( then it was too big  :'( and I couldn't see anything and then I thought I broke the whole forum!!  :-[  :'(

Seriously no I'm over it!  I'm, it's so 45 mins ago, um, wow, look!  Is that an artsy French director over there? 
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: OmNom on June 26, 2012, 10:20:27 PM
Hmf.  Well.  Now that I'm in a tiff, I may as well go post the one I've been working on today:  "Top 5 Actresses I Wish Would Die in a Fire Because They're Prettier Than Me." 
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on June 26, 2012, 10:26:59 PM
 :D ses has saved me... twice! Luckily smirnoff wasn't present at those times.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on June 26, 2012, 10:34:04 PM

Actually oad, that actually does make me feel a bit better.  Thank you.   :)
*Hugs* :)
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Post by: smirnoff on June 26, 2012, 10:38:59 PM
Third times a charm, Sandy. (http://noffload.net/uploader/files/1/econs/ninja.gif)

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on June 26, 2012, 10:40:52 PM
:D ses has saved me... twice!

 :D
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on June 28, 2012, 11:28:53 PM
So after 6 yrs - I am finally leaving the exciting world of corporate automotive remarketing.
I am going back to school at the end of July - yay me.
I am going to become a licensed massage therapist and hopefully, eventually own my own spa...
That's the plan at least.
I am excited to leave my huge timesuck of a job behind as it has been soul crushing lately - time to reinvent marty.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: shuabert on June 28, 2012, 11:31:00 PM
Good luck Martin. I'm all for not staying with a job that you hate.
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Post by: oldkid on June 28, 2012, 11:33:57 PM
Congratulations, Marty!  Taking this new step means a new direction for you life (even if you don't make the goals you have set for yourself today.)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 29, 2012, 12:08:37 AM
w00t Marty! best of luck on yr new endeavor to get paid to touch people! ;)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on June 29, 2012, 12:11:04 AM
Show me on the doll...
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 29, 2012, 12:12:37 AM
it's not on that side...
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on June 29, 2012, 12:16:08 AM
I may change my name to happy ending.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Emiliana on June 29, 2012, 07:16:28 AM
Sounds fantastic, Marty! It's great that you are going after what you want!
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Post by: oneaprilday on June 29, 2012, 04:59:04 PM
Congrats, Marty!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on July 06, 2012, 02:19:14 PM
I don't think I had heard of the German poet Rilke before today but suddenly he's referenced in the film I watched AND was the answer to a clue in today's crossword puzzle. Weird.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on July 07, 2012, 09:54:33 PM
When you're looking at "Who's Online" and you see someone else doing the same thing it's like looking at your neighbours through their window and them suddenly turning and noticing you watching them. (http://noffload.net/uploader/files/1/econs/eusa_shifty.gif)

(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/funny-pictures-nosy-neighbor-kitten-is-spying-on-you.jpg)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on July 07, 2012, 10:20:00 PM
When you're looking at "Who's Online" and you see someone else doing the same thing it's like looking at your neighbours through their window and them suddenly turning and noticing you watching them. (http://noffload.net/uploader/files/1/econs/eusa_shifty.gif)

(http://icanhascheezburger.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/funny-pictures-nosy-neighbor-kitten-is-spying-on-you.jpg)

 :)) There should be a "howdy" button available.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: OmNom on July 08, 2012, 08:34:11 PM
(http://i50.tinypic.com/33m1oxs.jpg)

Oh hai guys!   :D
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on July 08, 2012, 08:45:58 PM
(http://www.damnlol.com/i/0fc996ee730dc8e7f8f86c1eed5ab48e.png)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on July 09, 2012, 12:35:56 AM
Approaching 10K....took me long enough.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on July 09, 2012, 12:38:34 AM
I know!  It feels like I've been on so long and yet I'm still a bit of a distance from that Golden Mean.  Oh well, in time...

Oh, and congrats when it's time.  It's like you are 9 months pregnant and the baby is overdue...
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on July 09, 2012, 12:39:49 AM
Hahaha  - never thought of it that way...
DAMN I NEED TO GET THIS THING OUT OF ME!!!
...where's the surgery pod....?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on July 09, 2012, 12:47:09 AM
Demand an epidural!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on July 09, 2012, 12:52:20 AM
I demand an epidural if I get a hangnail removed...
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on July 09, 2012, 10:37:10 PM
Every time I go to home depot I walk through the tile section hoping to find the perfect product for my kitchen backsplash. Today was the day. And it was on sale.

(http://evolutionyou.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/success_baby.jpg)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: OmNom on July 09, 2012, 10:41:33 PM
Every time I go to home depot I walk through the tile section hoping to find the perfect product for my kitchen backsplash. Today was the day. And it was on sale.

(http://evolutionyou.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/success_baby.jpg)

 ;D

Good job.  Our kitchen backsplash is in dire need of a re-tile. 

And it'll happen as soon as the front porch is finished.   >:(
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on July 09, 2012, 10:55:17 PM
Good job.  Our kitchen backsplash is in dire need of a re-tile. 

And it'll happen as soon as the front porch is finished.   >:(

It never ends does it. :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on July 09, 2012, 11:24:15 PM
(http://i45.tinypic.com/v40z7r.jpg)

Doing the happy dance for you!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on July 11, 2012, 06:54:42 PM
@OmNom,

Thought you'd like to see what TinyPic had me type today.


(http://i48.tinypic.com/wa3xtz.jpg)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: OmNom on July 11, 2012, 07:43:53 PM
@OmNom,

Thought you'd like to see what TinyPic had me type today.


(http://i48.tinypic.com/wa3xtz.jpg)

:D
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on July 18, 2012, 10:02:56 PM
Just this weekend I was commiserating with my dad on the phone about the various renovation projects we're both chipping away at, and how now that it's summer working in coveralls is quite uncomfortable. Worse still if your particular coveralls are made with a cotton that breaths about as well as a old yellow raincoat. Anyways, one other design flaw came up that we both thought was the biggest oversight of all. No flap on the chest pocket thingy! Any time you bend over to pick something up you also end up picking up the former contents of said pocket. Very frustrating, and yet somehow putting things in those pockets can't be helped!

Fast forward to today. I'm painting my utility closet, I bend over to move the paint tray and *plop*, in goes my mp3 player. I pull it out by the cord, like a wet rat. Ugh. I grab a roll of toilet paper and begin trying to wipe off the paint, and it seems to be going well, but then I notice the mini-usb port is just completely filled. Paint is all over the connectors, and the opening is so small I can barely get at it to clean. So I dunno, I did my best. It continued to play music the entire time (which is promising), but the real problem is that mini-usb port. It's how you charge it and transfer new music. If that's buggered, it's all buggered. I'll see what happens tomorrow, when it's dried out. Maybe I can chip out the rest with a pin or something.

Anyways, that's my gaff of the day. Fortunately it's not a particularly expensive player. I sure wish I'd sown on a make-shift flap like I was thinking about though. (http://noffload.net/uploader/files/1/econs/icon_confused.gif)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on July 18, 2012, 10:04:56 PM
That sucks. I was painting a room last week and decided to do it in silence to avoid just such an incident. I brought the player into the room but then saw the paint tray sitting there and I thought better of it. A rare moment of foresight.

I did drop my iPod in the toilet last year and it survived, if that makes you feel any better.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on July 18, 2012, 10:53:37 PM
 :'( Sansa Clip Zip.

If the paint is latex, it might peel out if it's nearly dry. Sorry about that smirnoff.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on July 18, 2012, 11:08:11 PM
All year round I wear an overshirt and put my iPod and phone in the breast pockets, unbuttoned. 

A few years ago, I was preparing a number of bags full of food to be given to the homeless and mentally ill.  Somehow in the process of that, I lost my iPod in one of those bags.

Someone got a really cool surprise when they got home.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on July 18, 2012, 11:48:53 PM
I have DirecTV and I am not happy.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on July 19, 2012, 03:37:05 PM
I went into that doctor's appointment a boy, and I came out a man.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on July 19, 2012, 04:37:46 PM
Prostate exam?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on July 19, 2012, 06:06:39 PM
That sucks. I was painting a room last week and decided to do it in silence to avoid just such an incident. I brought the player into the room but then saw the paint tray sitting there and I thought better of it. A rare moment of foresight.

I did drop my iPod in the toilet last year and it survived, if that makes you feel any better.

It does now. My player is still working, mini-usb and all! (http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z100/DBM888/Emoticon-woohoo.gif)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on July 19, 2012, 08:01:49 PM
Prostate exam?
Oh, yeah, big time.

My player is still working, mini-usb and all! (http://i191.photobucket.com/albums/z100/DBM888/Emoticon-woohoo.gif)
Nice!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on July 19, 2012, 09:49:22 PM
Prostate exam?
Oh, yeah, big time.


Moon River:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPStwD1C8-c
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on July 19, 2012, 10:20:10 PM
Going to see the midnight premier of TDKR - trying to take a little nap before but I am kinda excited.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on July 20, 2012, 11:41:24 AM
Metal detectors in movie theaters... after today it's definitely on the table. An overreaction?

The cost would obviously be passed on to the customers, but would they (you) be willing to pay even more for tickets that are already so expensive? Would it be the last nail in the coffin for theater goers like yourself?

General thoughts on todays events?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on July 20, 2012, 11:50:17 AM
what happened?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on July 20, 2012, 11:52:02 AM
http://liveblog.washingtonpost.com/2012/07/20/colorado-theater-shooting/
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: pixote on July 20, 2012, 11:52:07 AM
An overreaction?

The few media reports I've heard keep trying to de-randomize the random act of violence, by trying to tie it specifically tied to The Dark Knight Rises (Matt Lauer: "Was he imitating the character of Bane in the movie?" Random radio guy: "Will you be more reluctant now to let your kids see this movie now?") or movie theaters in general. I don't get it. Random acts of violence are just that: random. Any time there's a crowd there's a potential for a lone gunman to shoot up the crowd. It doesn't matter if it's a movie theater or a high school baseball game or a concert at a bar or whatever.

Anyway, I don't think the point of the metal detectors would be patron safety. The point would be a public relations effort to minimize the effect of fear-mongering on theater ticket sales.

pixote
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: sdedalus on July 20, 2012, 11:57:05 AM
There's no such thing as a random act of violence.  Calling it random leaves us powerless to do anything about it.  It's nihilistic and reinforces the status quo: the ready availability of mass-killing weapons and the sick culture of violence the country embraces and valorizes.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: pixote on July 20, 2012, 11:59:34 AM
Calling it random leaves us powerless to do anything about it.

I disagree with this, but I don't want to get lost in semantics.

pixote
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: sdedalus on July 20, 2012, 12:01:06 PM
If it's random it's necessarily unpredictable and unpreventable.  Crimes like this are eminently predictable and if not entirely unpreventable, can at least be mitigated.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 20, 2012, 12:02:32 PM
This has been hitting the big time on the website known as Reddit.

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It is sad to think that the first few people on earth needed no books, movies, games or music to inspire cold-blooded murder. The day that Cain bashed his brother Abel's brains in, the only motivation he needed was his own human disposition to violence. Whether you interpret the Bible as literature or as the final word of whatever God may be, Christianity has given us an image of death and sexuality that we have based our culture around. A half-naked dead man hangs in most homes and around our necks, and we have just taken that for granted all our lives. Is it a symbol of hope or hopelessness? The world's most famous murder-suicide was also the birth of the death icon -- the blueprint for celebrity. Unfortunately, for all of their inspiring morality, nowhere in the Gospels is intelligence praised as a virtue.

A lot of people forget or never realize that I started my band as a criticism of these very issues of despair and hypocrisy. The name Marilyn Manson has never celebrated the sad fact that America puts killers on the cover of Time magazine, giving them as much notoriety as our favorite movie stars. From Jesse James to Charles Manson, the media, since their inception, have turned criminals into folk heroes. They just created two new ones when they plastered those dipshits Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris' pictures on the front of every newspaper. Don't be surprised if every kid who gets pushed around has two new idols.

We applaud the creation of a bomb whose sole purpose is to destroy all of mankind, and we grow up watching our president's brains splattered all over Texas. Times have not become more violent. They have just become more televised. Does anyone think the Civil War was the least bit civil? If television had existed, you could be sure they would have been there to cover it, or maybe even participate in it, like their violent car chase of Princess Di. Disgusting vultures looking for corpses, exploiting, CINECAST!ing, filming and serving it up for our hungry appetites in a gluttonous display of endless human stupidity.

When it comes down to who's to blame for the high school murders in Littleton, Colorado, throw a rock and you'll hit someone who's guilty. We're the people who sit back and tolerate children owning guns, and we're the ones who tune in and watch the up-to-the-minute details of what they do with them. I think it's terrible when anyone dies, especially if it is someone you know and love. But what is more offensive is that when these tragedies happen, most people don't really care any more than they would about the season finale of Friends or The Real World. I was dumbfounded as I watched the media snake right in, not missing a teardrop, interviewing the parents of dead children, televising the funerals. Then came the witch hunt.

Man's greatest fear is chaos. It was unthinkable that these kids did not have a simple black-and-white reason for their actions. And so a scapegoat was needed. I remember hearing the initial reports from Littleton, that Harris and Klebold were wearing makeup and were dressed like Marilyn Manson, whom they obviously must worship, since they were dressed in black. Of course, speculation snowballed into making me the poster boy for everything that is bad in the world. These two idiots weren't wearing makeup, and they weren't dressed like me or like goths. Since Middle America has not heard of the music they did listen to (KMFDM and Rammstein, among others), the media picked something they thought was similar.

Responsible journalists have reported with less publicity that Harris and Klebold were not Marilyn Manson fans -- that they even disliked my music. Even if they were fans, that gives them no excuse, nor does it mean that music is to blame. Did we look for James Huberty's inspiration when he gunned down people at McDonald's? What did Timothy McVeigh like to watch? What about David Koresh, Jim Jones? Do you think entertainment inspired Kip Kinkel, or should we blame the fact that his father bought him the guns he used in the Springfield, Oregon, murders? What inspires Bill Clinton to blow people up in Kosovo? Was it something that Monica Lewinsky said to him? Isn't killing just killing, regardless if it's in Vietnam or Jonesboro, Arkansas? Why do we justify one, just because it seems to be for the right reasons? Should there ever be a right reason? If a kid is old enough to drive a car or buy a gun, isn't he old enough to be held personally responsible for what he does with his car or gun? Or if he's a teenager, should someone else be blamed because he isn't as enlightened as an eighteen-year-old?

America loves to find an icon to hang its guilt on. But, admittedly, I have assumed the role of Antichrist; I am the Nineties voice of individuality, and people tend to associate anyone who looks and behaves differently with illegal or immoral activity. Deep down, most adults hate people who go against the grain. It's comical that people are naive enough to have forgotten Elvis, Jim Morrison and Ozzy so quickly. All of them were subjected to the same age-old arguments, scrutiny and prejudice. I wrote a song called "Lunchbox," and some journalists have interpreted it as a song about guns. Ironically, the song is about being picked on and fighting back with my Kiss lunch box, which I used as a weapon on the playground. In 1979, metal lunch boxes were banned because they were considered dangerous weapons in the hands of delinquents. I also wrote a song called "Get Your Gunn." The title is spelled with two n's because the song was a reaction to the murder of Dr. David Gunn, who was killed in Florida by pro-life activists while I was living there. That was the ultimate hypocrisy I witnessed growing up: that these people killed someone in the name of being "pro-life."

The somewhat positive messages of these songs are usually the ones that sensationalists misinterpret as promoting the very things I am decrying. Right now, everyone is thinking of how they can prevent things like Littleton. How do you prevent AIDS, world war, depression, car crashes? We live in a free country, but with that freedom there is a burden of personal responsibility. Rather than teaching a child what is moral and immoral, right and wrong, we first and foremost can establish what the laws that govern us are. You can always escape hell by not believing in it, but you cannot escape death and you cannot escape prison.

It is no wonder that kids are growing up more cynical; they have a lot of information in front of them. They can see that they are living in a world that's made of bullshit. In the past, there was always the idea that you could turn and run and start something better. But now America has become one big mall, and because of the Internet and all of the technology we have, there's nowhere to run. People are the same everywhere. Sometimes music, movies and books are the only things that let us feel like someone else feels like we do. I've always tried to let people know it's OK, or better, if you don't fit into the program. Use your imagination -- if some geek from Ohio can become something, why can't anyone else with the willpower and creativity?

I chose not to jump into the media frenzy and defend myself, though I was begged to be on every single TV show in existence. I didn't want to contribute to these fame-seeking journalists and opportunists looking to fill their churches or to get elected because of their self-righteous finger-pointing. They want to blame entertainment? Isn't religion the first real entertainment? People dress up in costumes, sing songs and dedicate themselves in eternal fandom. Everyone will agree that nothing was more entertaining than Clinton shooting off his prick and then his bombs in true political form. And the news -- that's obvious. So is entertainment to blame? I'd like media commentators to ask themselves, because their coverage of the event was some of the most gruesome entertainment any of us have seen.

I think that the National Rifle Association is far too powerful to take on, so most people choose Doom, The Basketball Diaries or yours truly. This kind of controversy does not help me sell records or tickets, and I wouldn't want it to. I'm a controversial artist, one who dares to have an opinion and bothers to create music and videos that challenge people's ideas in a world that is watered-down and hollow. In my work I examine the America we live in, and I've always tried to show people that the devil we blame our atrocities on is really just each one of us. So don't expect the end of the world to come one day out of the blue -- it's been happening every day for a long time.

MARILYN MANSON (May 28, 1999)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on July 22, 2012, 07:31:52 AM
I sometimes don't know to laugh, by envious, or sorry for the things I see at times.  Was just walking through a popular bar area (you can find good night life 7 days a week here) when I walked past this elder man who was holding hands with 2 young, attractive women on each side as like he was Bruce Wayne.  Only problem, he was mid 50's, beer gut, and looked like a slop with two mid 20 year old girls.

I think he feels cool or proud but it always looks quite pathetic to me. 

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Post by: saltine on July 23, 2012, 01:13:27 PM
My granddaughter REALLY wants to see a real human heart and brain.  Any ideas about where I could take her to see this?  Or is that simply not on display anywhere? 

She is adamant that it's not a model she wants to see, but a real human heart and brain.  In a jar? Yes, she's fine with that, but not a model.

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: AAAutin on July 23, 2012, 01:34:48 PM
There is/was a touring science exhibit called "Bodies" that included such things.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on July 23, 2012, 01:39:00 PM
Bodies/Body World would do the trick.

There's also the medical history/oddities museum in Philadelphia, The Mutter Museum (http://www.collegeofphysicians.org/mutter-museum/), I assume there are hearts and brains in jars there, though I'd call ahead just to make sure. I really should have gotten there by now.
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Post by: saltine on July 23, 2012, 02:05:52 PM
Thanks, guys.  I looked up Bodies the Exhibition.  That's full-on and maybe too much for a 7 yr old. (and me)

The Mutter Museum is a possibility. Must get to Philly!  I think I'm going to love that city.

We are headed to DC.  Anyone know of anything there?
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Post by: AAAutin on July 23, 2012, 02:32:32 PM
The seat of the United States federal government seems like the last place you'd look for a heart or a brain. Ha, ha, h--ugh.

(The National Museum of Health & Medicine (http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/2114) is in the D.C. metro area.)

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Post by: MartinTeller on July 23, 2012, 02:45:54 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/m7Fkv.jpg)
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Post by: saltine on July 23, 2012, 02:48:15 PM
The seat of the United States federal government seems like the last place you'd look for a heart or a brain. Ha, ha, h--ugh.

Very funny, AAA!

I wonder if -=Tim=- (formerly Orlando) has seen that, Martin.  (last name's Opie)
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Post by: saltine on July 23, 2012, 02:58:03 PM
OK, NMHM it is!  I loved the write-up at that link you sent, AAA.  Thanks...we'll make Philly another day!
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Post by: ¡Keith! on July 24, 2012, 01:59:30 PM
Brief follow-up. Anthony Bourdain just visited the Mutter this afternoon, seems he declared it had “the best gift shop ever.”

 ;D
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Post by: saltine on July 24, 2012, 02:01:16 PM
Brief follow-up. Anthony Bourdain just visited the Mutter this afternoon, seems he declared it had “the best gift shop ever.”

 ;D

Funny!  We will keep it on our travel list for the future!
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Post by: Bondo on July 24, 2012, 11:13:28 PM
Holy shitballs, we don't have thunderstorms like this back in Colorado *watches strobelike lightning, listens to ping of hail against window, smells torrents of water*
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: pixote on July 27, 2012, 04:43:55 PM
What's your favorite candy?

pixote
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Post by: Junior on July 27, 2012, 04:45:43 PM
Peanut butter cups, obviously. Anybody who says otherwise is a big old dummy.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 27, 2012, 04:55:07 PM
Interesting. I tend to distinguish between chocolate and candy proper.
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Post by: MartinTeller on July 27, 2012, 04:56:19 PM
Peanut butter cups, obviously. Anybody who says otherwise is a big old dummy.
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Post by: AAAutin on July 27, 2012, 04:58:07 PM
What's your favorite Candy?

(http://www.hotflick.net/flicks/2006_Candy/006CND_Abbie_Cornish_013.jpg)
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Post by: smirnoff on July 27, 2012, 05:07:47 PM
Hard candy: Jolly Ranchers
Soft candy: Starburst
Chocolate bar: Crunchie :)
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Post by: verbALs on July 27, 2012, 05:10:25 PM
Hard
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 27, 2012, 05:14:24 PM
CINECAST! the controversy, this is still a gem...

I want candy, bubble gum, and taffy. Skip to the sweet shop with my sweetheart Sandy. Got my pennies saved so I'm her sugar daddy. I'm her Hume Cronyn and she's my Jessica Tandy, I want candy!

Put it in a pile, split it with my bitty 50/50 down the line. Kinda like close encounters of the cavity kind. I'm talkin liquorice kisses, talkin chocodile smiles. I want candy, I got a sugar tooth. Put on your shin gaurds, Sandy, 'cause I wanna knock boots. Lick my peppermint stick til' the lollipop droops. Gumdrop that don't stop til' its licked knot loose (ladies).

Candy... candy... I need candy bubble gum, and taffy. Get in my way punk, you're gonna get ya ass beat, nasty. Do it till your dad sees, embarrass your whole family. Just 'cause you came between a kid and his candy I need candy.

Any kind'll do. Don't care if it's nutritious or "FDA approved". It's gonna make me spaz like bobcats on booze. A hyperactive juice that only I can produce, and fuel a giant drill, bore straight into Hell, releasing ancient demons from their sleep forever spell, so they can walk upon the earth, and get re-situated, and hock the diet pills that MC Pee Pants has created.

I need candy, want some candy, eat candy til' I'm dead. I'll kill you for some candy, give me candy, candy head! Where you keepin' all the candy?! Who made you candy king?! If you don't give me some candy, I will make the ladies sing!

Candy, in tha morning, candy on the way to school. Candy, at school, at lunch...in the afternoon. Candy, its good, on your way home from school. Candy, at diner,at dinner, in bed!

Mess up the mix, mix up the mess, come on down yo, here's the address! At 6-1-2 Wharf Avenue, said 6-1-2...Wharf Avenue. Right next to, gentlemen's club.

EDIT: The Aaron Carter song is also dank.
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Post by: verbALs on July 27, 2012, 05:30:53 PM
FLY is having a sugar rush
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Post by: Sandy on July 27, 2012, 05:34:33 PM
Peppermint stick




jk

non chocolate: Red Vines
chocolate: Almond Joy
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Post by: sdedalus on July 27, 2012, 05:58:19 PM
Fruit-based candies > chocolate- based candies.

Skittles, Sour Patch Kids, Starburst
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Post by: ¡Keith! on July 27, 2012, 06:35:47 PM
Ribbon.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on July 27, 2012, 06:45:09 PM
chocolate bar: Polly Waffle (which they are stopping making, sniff, sniff)
general: sherbet fountain or fudge (Scottish)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on July 27, 2012, 09:54:47 PM
Okay, Polly Waffle? Crunchie? Please describe.
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Post by: Bondo on July 27, 2012, 10:05:44 PM
I came up with a new drink, called the Cough Drop. Fill a pint glass halfway with a hard cider of your choice. Drop a shot glass of liquid Nyquil into the pint glass and chug.

That's about as close to candy as I go.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on July 27, 2012, 11:27:10 PM
Okay, Polly Waffle? Crunchie? Please describe.

I did not see who put up Crunchie, but it is the Cadbury equivalent of a Violet Crumble. So chocolate coated honeycomb.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ab/Crunchie_bar.jpg/290px-Crunchie_bar.jpg)

Polly Waffle is a Nestle product (so I will not buy it), and is a log bar with a marshmallow centre, wrapped in a wafer, then a chocolate coating

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-q2LEZfUNzv4/T7qQGXJ-2AI/AAAAAAAAFXM/uQiKFlswwBY/s1600/polly+waffle+interior.jpg)
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Post by: jdc on July 27, 2012, 11:31:03 PM
Not a candy guy but on those few times I am back in Canada, I have to buy Coffee Crisps.  Why do these only seem to be sold in Canada?

(http://thisaustinlife.files.wordpress.com/2011/06/coffeecrisp.jpg)

(http://www.montrosecandy.com/store/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/coffee%20crisp.jpg)
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Post by: oldkid on July 28, 2012, 02:22:04 AM
My recent favorite is Snicker's Peanut Butter.

But Peanut M&Ms are my long-standing regular.
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Post by: Sandy on July 28, 2012, 03:17:07 AM
Okay, Polly Waffle? Crunchie? Please describe.

I did not see who put up Crunchie, but it is the Cadbury equivalent of a Violet Crumble. So chocolate coated honeycomb.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ab/Crunchie_bar.jpg/290px-Crunchie_bar.jpg)

Polly Waffle is a Nestle product (so I will not buy it), and is a log bar with a marshmallow centre, wrapped in a wafer, then a chocolate coating

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-q2LEZfUNzv4/T7qQGXJ-2AI/AAAAAAAAFXM/uQiKFlswwBY/s1600/polly+waffle+interior.jpg)

Dave, it's your favorite candy bar but you won't buy it? Has Nestle done something awful?

Thanks for the explanations. :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on July 28, 2012, 03:23:03 AM
Has Nestle done something awful?



Well, they have decided to let only Canadians enjoy the wonderfulness that is Coffee Crisps for some strange reason
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Post by: Sandy on July 28, 2012, 03:47:22 AM
Has Nestle done something awful?



Well, they have decided to let only Canadians enjoy the wonderfulness that is Coffee Crisps for some strange reason

 :D  Yeah, what's that all about? Any good Singapore chocolatiers?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on July 28, 2012, 03:57:33 AM
Has Nestle done something awful?



Well, they have decided to let only Canadians enjoy the wonderfulness that is Coffee Crisps for some strange reason



 :D  Yeah, what's that all about? Any good Singapore chocolatiers?

(not my pictures below)

I don't think chocolatiers.  I was in Hong Kong the last few days and had this desert at Sweet Dynasty:

(http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/01/9e/62/34/the-sweet-dynasty.jpg)

You can scroll through to see what HK desserts look like:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotos-g294217-d786130-w3-The_Sweet_Dynasty-Hong_Kong.html#27838536

This is often typical of local desserts (not candy):
(http://www.healthguru.sg/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/0001163.jpg)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/1/4348326_2f40a5f48a.jpg)\

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4043/4243828040_7b99c909b9.jpg)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on July 28, 2012, 04:32:32 AM
Dave, it's your favorite candy bar but you won't buy it? Has Nestle done something awful?

Nestle has a long history of paying doctors and generally pushing infant formula in poor developing countries. This is a problem because infant formula is expensive and needs to be mixed with water (which in developing countries is often contaminated). The expense means mothers will often not mixed enough formula up and so the infant gets insufficient nutrient. There is a wiki page on the boycott (here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nestlé_boycott)).

I stopped getting Nestle products about 8 to 10 years ago after hearing about this practice, it was during my more activist days, and I just have not found a reason to start buying their products again. I am sure I still occasionally buy something from the huge range of products they own, but I do try and avoid them.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on July 28, 2012, 04:36:13 AM
Dave, it's your favorite candy bar but you won't buy it? Has Nestle done something awful?

Nestle has a long history of paying doctors and generally pushing infant formula in poor developing countries. This is a problem because infant formula is expensive and needs to be mixed with water (which in developing countries is often contaminated). The expense means mothers will often not mixed enough formula up and so the infant gets insufficient nutrient. There is a wiki page on the boycott (here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nestlé_boycott)).

I stopped getting Nestle products about 8 to 10 years ago after hearing about this practice, it was during my more activist days, and I just have not found a reason to start buying their products again. I am sure I still occasionally buy something from the huge range of products they own, but I do try and avoid them.

Oh. That is very disturbing. Thanks for letting me know.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on July 28, 2012, 04:43:09 AM
I was in Hong Kong the last few days and had this desert at Sweet Dynasty:

(http://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/01/9e/62/34/the-sweet-dynasty.jpg)

You can scroll through to see what HK desserts look like:

http://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotos-g294217-d786130-w3-The_Sweet_Dynasty-Hong_Kong.html#27838536

This is often typical of local desserts (not candy):
(http://www.healthguru.sg/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/0001163.jpg)

(http://farm1.static.flickr.com/1/4348326_2f40a5f48a.jpg)\

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4043/4243828040_7b99c909b9.jpg)


That's like Star Trek food! So fun! I can't figure out why corn and beans are in their desserts and I'm a little afraid to ask what the beige paste picture is.  :)
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Post by: jdc on July 28, 2012, 10:04:05 AM

That's like Star Trek food! So fun! I can't figure out why corn and beans are in their desserts and I'm a little afraid to ask what the beige paste picture is.  :)

Usually there are a lot of desserts are with sweetened bean paste or sesame paste. I know a lot of times I think they just look horrible but then you try them and they are very good.  At the end of most Chinese dinners the desserts end as a big plate of fresh mango, watermelon, apple, etc.  If not fresh fruits, then often will be shaved ice with syrups and fruits.  But never pies or cakes. 
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on July 31, 2012, 03:04:09 AM
Because I'm a horrible person, my first thought upon reading this (http://www.queerty.com/pa-lesbians-admit-to-beating-burying-alive-former-girlfriend-20120730/) was that clearly digging proper graves is a man's job.

Quote
A Pennsylvania prosecutor is considering the death penalty for two women who admitted to beating, strangling and burying alive one of the pair’s former lovers.

The couple, 18-year-old Jade N. Olmstead and 20-year-old Ashley M. Barber, told police they lured Brandy M. Stevens—Olmstead’s former girlfriend—to their Cochrantan, Pennsylvania, home.

There they proceeded to punch 20-year-old Stevens, choke her with a rope, pound her head against a stump, and roll her into a shallow grave they had prepared, according to testimony by state police trooper Eric Mallory.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on August 01, 2012, 08:56:09 AM
Sure, at first glance the hipster simulation of a mid-century, working class barbershop is pretty obnoxious. The barberpoll and smell of men is replaced with metrosexuals sporting sleeve tattoos who recommend the clientele to definitely get Sigur Rós tickets if they're going to be in Montreal next week. All is of course forgiven when the framed, autographed John Larroquette glossy is spotted. The stack of Playboys and obvious reverence for Keith Richards were merely icing.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 08, 2012, 05:35:36 PM
Sigur Ros tickets is a really good idea...
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 30, 2012, 08:48:52 PM
...and with resounding, underwhelming fanfare - I cross a major milestone.


10,000 posts!!!!!! 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8) 8)
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Post by: Junior on August 30, 2012, 08:49:43 PM
Woo!
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 30, 2012, 08:54:33 PM
An appropriate response - heheh.
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Post by: Sandy on August 30, 2012, 09:06:12 PM
That's quite an accomplishment!  :)
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Post by: Clovis8 on August 30, 2012, 09:08:20 PM
Welcome to the club good sir. We've been waiting for you.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 30, 2012, 09:15:50 PM
Welcome to the club good sir. We've been waiting for you.

Oh now I get access to the company jet, the condos in Park City and in Cannes?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Clovis8 on August 30, 2012, 09:22:53 PM
Welcome to the club good sir. We've been waiting for you.

Oh now I get access to the company jet, the condos in Park City and in Cannes?

During even numbered months our club is mostly about spreading charity and good will, odd numbered its hookers and blow.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on August 31, 2012, 12:40:22 AM
Gratz Marty! This forum needs more side scrolling cool.
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Post by: ses on August 31, 2012, 01:26:12 AM
Welcome to the club good sir. We've been waiting for you.

Oh now I get access to the company jet, the condos in Park City and in Cannes?

During even numbered months our club is mostly about spreading charity and good will, odd numbered its hookers and blow.

All the more reasons there needs to be more than OAD and me at 10,000+ posts.  ;)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on August 31, 2012, 01:42:34 AM
Congrats Marty!
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Post by: 1SO on August 31, 2012, 02:06:21 AM
Welcome Mr. The Bald.

Some figures (probably inaccurate.)
24 Members have crossed 10,000
17 of those still post regularly
The next 2 in line to cross - skjerva and Basil - are inactive, though Basil almost returned a month ago.
The real horse race is among the next 4 names.

(http://i.imgur.com/Z4ia1.png)

Who will be #25?


worm@work is the current Queen of Page 2.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on August 31, 2012, 04:26:28 AM
Congrat Mr Bald
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Post by: smirnoff on August 31, 2012, 07:49:54 AM
His first post.

I would really love to hear you guys do a Kubrick marathon - while you have gushed over some of his movies (A Clockwork Orange, Dr. Strangelove) you have yet to really address the genius of (or talk about how overrated) his work.
  I want to hear your takes on Spartacus or Barry Lyndon (was it his most beautiful film ever?) not to mention  discussing just how perfect R. Lee Ermey was as a casting choice in Full Metal Jacket.
  Also I want to hear your opinions on Eyes Wide Shut - I have a lot of respect for your picks and want to know just how you feel about this controversial film - was it his best? Or was it just trash?

  Also - I am sitting down to Me, You & Everyone We Know as well as The Wild Bunch tonight and I owe it all to you two...thanks for opening my eyes to some great films (saw Vertigo last night as well) and I look forward to more outstanding stuff from you and your show!

:)
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Post by: oneaprilday on August 31, 2012, 10:18:15 AM
Marty! Woo!
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Post by: verbALs on August 31, 2012, 11:38:10 AM
Yeah I watched Me, You & Everyone We Know because of the show, as well. An example of being able to trust the guys about a left-field film.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 31, 2012, 12:41:13 PM
His first post.

I would really love to hear you guys do a Kubrick marathon - while you have gushed over some of his movies (A Clockwork Orange, Dr. Strangelove) you have yet to really address the genius of (or talk about how overrated) his work.
  I want to hear your takes on Spartacus or Barry Lyndon (was it his most beautiful film ever?) not to mention  discussing just how perfect R. Lee Ermey was as a casting choice in Full Metal Jacket.
  Also I want to hear your opinions on Eyes Wide Shut - I have a lot of respect for your picks and want to know just how you feel about this controversial film - was it his best? Or was it just trash?

  Also - I am sitting down to Me, You & Everyone We Know as well as The Wild Bunch tonight and I owe it all to you two...thanks for opening my eyes to some great films (saw Vertigo last night as well) and I look forward to more outstanding stuff from you and your show!

:)

Oh - that's like hearing yourself on tape for the first time. I don't post much about film but my tastes and ideas have evolved so much - mostly from reading you guys argue (I'm sorry - discuss) the finer points of cinema.
I confess I fall on the subjective side of the fence - it has so much to do with my emotional reactions for me but I digress...
Thank you all for a very fun and informative 6+ yrs. This is my true internet family here.

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on September 06, 2012, 10:56:35 PM
I'm closest to being #25, and I'd be proud to accomplish that, but I don't post near as often as Martin, certainly.  Part of it depends on my other non-film activity.  The last couple months have been dry writing months.  Martin's cut back as well.  I guess it could be anybody's.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Antares on September 18, 2012, 11:47:12 AM
I'm sitting here looking at my computer screen and it really needs a good cleaning. Does anyone have a good recommendation for cleaning an LCD monitor with something you'd have on hand in the average home?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Junior on September 18, 2012, 01:06:54 PM
This method works wonders. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sMmjSE_d6J0)
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Post by: oldkid on September 18, 2012, 08:42:30 PM
Thanks, that was great.
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Post by: StudentOFilm on September 20, 2012, 01:09:25 AM
So, when a web page you regulary visit like your blog just turns up as a white screen... what does that mean?
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Post by: mañana on September 20, 2012, 02:48:45 PM
Free Fiona!
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Post by: AAAutin on September 20, 2012, 02:59:59 PM
Free Hashish!

(Read the sign at the border stop.)
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Post by: jdc on September 21, 2012, 06:28:48 PM
france or italy?
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on September 24, 2012, 05:39:56 PM
Cake....



...or death?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Verite on September 28, 2012, 03:19:09 PM
But what's your low "love" ratio a product of?  :)
Love's scary and I don't want to get hurt.

Quote from: Ethan Hawke
Sometimes I dream about being a good father and a good husband. And sometimes it feels really close. But then other times it seems silly like it would ruin my whole life. And it's not just a fear of commitment or that I'm incapable of caring or loving because... I can.

(http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee86/mbwjones/Library/hawke.jpg)

Quote from: Ethan Hawke
I kind of see this all love as this, escape for two people who don't know how to be alone. People always talk about how love is this totally unselfish, giving thing, but if you think about it, there's nothing more selfish.

He's scared, too.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on September 28, 2012, 03:20:59 PM
 ;D
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Post by: mañana on October 01, 2012, 09:45:35 PM
I'm going to call the cops if the neighbours across the lane don't start keeping it down. I could hardly hear my belt sander over their children laughing.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on October 01, 2012, 09:57:15 PM
People these days! :D
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Post by: ¡Keith! on October 02, 2012, 12:10:00 AM
 ;D
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Post by: smirnoff on October 02, 2012, 05:32:59 PM
Maybe I don't know what I'm doing but to me the defrost function on a microwave means "would you like this to take 5 times longer than it needs to?"

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 03, 2012, 10:26:39 AM
It actually means - oops! i forgot to take the chicken out of the freezer this morning!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on October 05, 2012, 03:30:39 AM
Just was having a conversation with a co-worker talking about Malaysia.  She asked me where I stay when I travel to Penang for work last time.  For the life of me I couldn't remember so I tried to describe the are that area... "its the hotel by the water down near the end of the road by the hawker centre.  You know that hotel with the lounge playing live music called The G Spot."

The reply:  "Yes, that would be the G Hotel, hence the name of the club"

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on October 07, 2012, 03:43:49 PM
At least you know where it is - a lot of guys can't even lay claim to that...  :P
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Tim on October 14, 2012, 07:56:12 PM
Does anyone here use http://duckduckgo.com/ as an alternative to the basic google search?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on October 15, 2012, 06:09:41 PM
Why do chains and fast food survive in places with tons of good food?  NY seems to have a ton of good pizza places as well as sandwich shops.  Why would somebody go to a Subway or Pizza Hut/Dominoes, etc.  I am not even sure they will be cheaper or faster.

Didn't get to explore 5 Guys or any local hamburger joints but I don't see much or a reason for a lot of the big fast food chains. 
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on October 15, 2012, 06:20:34 PM
I think it's the same reason people will order the same thing every time they go to restaurant x. They are confident they'll enjoy it.

When someone is hungry, the need to try something new is superseded by the need to be satisfied. Why would they want to take a chance and risk not enjoying their lunch, when they could get a Big Mac and know exactly what it's going to taste like (i.e. the same way it tastes everywhere else in the country).

In a nutshell that's the power of a franchise isn't it?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on October 15, 2012, 06:28:36 PM
I think it's the same reason people will order the same thing every time they go to restaurant x. They are confident they'll enjoy it.

When someone is hungry, the need to try something new is superseded by the need to be satisfied. Why would they want to take a chance and risk not enjoying their lunch, when they could get a Big Mac and know exactly what it's going to taste like (i.e. the same way it tastes everywhere else in the country).

In a nutshell that's the power of a franchise isn't it?

That is true, it was how the replicated success.  I suppose I drink Starbucks coffee more then trying random cafes. Time to try to change that.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on October 15, 2012, 11:18:24 PM
The old standard is a comfort. Tonight I should have ordered a burger or boneless wings as they would have been better than the twice as expensive stuffed pork chops.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on October 16, 2012, 06:17:49 AM
everything with bone tastes better.  Hopefully going to try BWW sometime during this trip.  Never had them before
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on October 16, 2012, 06:50:45 AM
Oddly, the pork chop was bone-in...not a fan of dealing with bones.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on October 16, 2012, 06:56:19 AM
So out of these, what should I try

BWW
Chipotle
5 Guys
Panera

I can try one, maybe two before going home.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on October 16, 2012, 07:56:48 AM
Those are all national chain restaurants but I would hit Chipotle if I had to choose one, then 5 Guys, then Panera.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 16, 2012, 08:27:40 AM
What's BWW?

Of those things Chipotle is probably the best. Some people like 5 Guys, but I think it's way overrated and too expensive for a decent burger and fries that aren't even as good as somewhere like Checkers or even Wendy's. Panera has some dank hot chocolate, and the bread bowls are okay if you don't mind the soup being bad, but that's another place I think is way overpriced for what you get. But, for me, I rarely see the point in paying for a cold sandwich.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on October 16, 2012, 08:36:25 AM
BWW = Buffalo Wild Wings.  I miss a good vinegar based hot wing.  Lots of Chicken wings in SG but not Buffalo style outside of Hooters which are not very good there
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 16, 2012, 08:37:46 AM
Hmm, I don't like BWW very much either then, the dry wings tend to be dry and the wet ones still aren't that great.

I would rank these places in the following order: Chipotle > BWW > 5 Guys > Panera
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on October 16, 2012, 08:52:07 AM
I think there is a 5 Guys here...haven't been there.

I like the BWW boneless wings quite a bit. Panera is fine but I can't really disagree with what FLY says. Chipotle is quality eats too but the food brick is a bit played out.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 16, 2012, 08:59:30 AM
If one is to get something from BWW, the best choice would, in fact, be the boneless wings.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on October 16, 2012, 09:11:38 AM
thanks all...

goodbye NY... on to Chicago...

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 16, 2012, 09:14:16 AM
Get Giordano's, obvi.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on October 16, 2012, 09:18:05 AM
Get Giordano's, obvi.

I will be back in Nov with my fiancé and plan to go there during that time.  I say Chicago in the generic sense, I will be out in the burbs and not in the city this time
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 16, 2012, 09:25:49 AM
Ah.

(http://s3-ak.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/terminal01/2011/7/27/10/enhanced-buzz-30621-1311777553-13.jpg)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on October 16, 2012, 11:02:11 AM
I agree.  Chipotle first, then Five Guys then Panera... although the last two, it depends on how you're feeling.  Five Guys has a good greasy burger and (too many) fresh cut fries, while Panera has healthy, fresh sandwiches and soup.  After Five Guys, I feel a little dirty but satisfied.  After Panera I feel like I ate something good for me, but maybe I should go back in and get a chocolate pastry.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on October 16, 2012, 12:24:59 PM
Ah.

(http://s3-ak.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/terminal01/2011/7/27/10/enhanced-buzz-30621-1311777553-13.jpg)

Well, never been to Naperville, but I am sure it is not far off.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on October 16, 2012, 03:17:14 PM
Does anyone here use http://duckduckgo.com/ as an alternative to the basic google search?

I had never heard of it, but it looks good, so I am going to give it a go. Thanks
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Corndog on October 16, 2012, 04:48:04 PM
Ah.

(http://s3-ak.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/terminal01/2011/7/27/10/enhanced-buzz-30621-1311777553-13.jpg)

Well, never been to Naperville, but I am sure it is not far off.

My boss is from Naperville haha.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 17, 2012, 09:58:17 PM
Ah.

(http://s3-ak.buzzfed.com/static/enhanced/terminal01/2011/7/27/10/enhanced-buzz-30621-1311777553-13.jpg)

Well, never been to Naperville, but I am sure it is not far off.

My boss is from Naperville haha.

Is your boss also from Chicago?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: AAAutin on October 17, 2012, 10:12:04 PM
Is your boss also from Chicago?

His boss is Chicago. (Corndog belongs to the city. Corndog belongs to the night.)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on October 29, 2012, 11:58:07 AM
Sandy, does it disturb you that they named a "Frankenstorm" after you?  I thought you were so nice.  Is there a darker side we don't know about?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on October 29, 2012, 01:00:53 PM
Sandy, does it disturb you that they named a "Frankenstorm" after you?  I thought you were so nice.  Is there a darker side we don't know about?

"I'm a stranger to you. You have no idea what I am capable of."  The Negotiator



Batten down the hatches!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on October 29, 2012, 01:03:40 PM
Well, that clears up a lot.  I'll be more careful next time I open up one of your thank you cards :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on October 29, 2012, 01:09:17 PM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/b8jucm.jpg)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on October 29, 2012, 03:19:45 PM
Thanks Sandy, I didn't have to work today (markets closed). :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: roujin on October 29, 2012, 03:22:30 PM
 >:(
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on October 29, 2012, 07:24:47 PM
Thanks Sandy, I didn't have to work today (markets closed). :)

 :D

The lengths I go to, to get you a day off work.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on October 30, 2012, 04:33:26 PM
There are 140 guests on the boards. Has that happened before?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on October 31, 2012, 09:08:26 AM
Happy Halloween Everyone!


(http://i50.tinypic.com/2rghveo.jpg)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on October 31, 2012, 10:24:12 AM
 :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on October 31, 2012, 10:28:06 AM
(http://i46.tinypic.com/2nvxe76.jpg)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 1SO on October 31, 2012, 10:53:33 AM
From our Catering Dept.

(http://i.imgur.com/0ZThj.jpg)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on October 31, 2012, 03:11:08 PM
1SO that looks very spooky.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on November 06, 2012, 10:00:09 AM
Days to moving: 16
Boxes packed: 2

(HELP!  :o)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on November 06, 2012, 10:06:45 AM
 :D

Oh how I wish I could! Good luck OAD, you'll get there... one bite at a time.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on November 06, 2012, 10:17:38 AM
:D

Oh how I wish I could! Good luck OAD, you'll get there... one bite at a time.
How I wish you could, too! I could use a good dose of your cheery spirits and energy. :)  And thanks, that's what I keep telling myself - just a bit at a time. It will happen!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Emiliana on November 06, 2012, 10:26:41 AM
I'd be over in a heartbeat to help you pack, oad, if I could! It seems like such a big mountain to climb when you start, but once you really get down to it, it's amazing how much you can get done in a day or two. Oh, don't you have a bunch of in-laws and friends that you can recruit?  ;)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: pixote on November 06, 2012, 10:42:40 AM
Boxes packed: 2

That's all you need! Let the rest go!

pixote
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on November 06, 2012, 11:32:23 AM
I'd be over in a heartbeat to help you pack, oad, if I could! It seems like such a big mountain to climb when you start, but once you really get down to it, it's amazing how much you can get done in a day or two. Oh, don't you have a bunch of in-laws and friends that you can recruit?  ;)
Oh, I know you would and I would so love that! :)  Thanks for the encouragement.

I do have a bunch of in-laws and friends I've been thinking of recruiting, but when, inevitably, my conversations with them begin with their telling me how incredibly busy their lives are - I just can't ask.  :-\   Uri has been working 60 hour weeks, but he's finally getting an extra day off on Thursday, so our plan is to get a bunch done then.  And I've got a couple of days off of teaching coming up (national holidays), too, so that will be a help!

Boxes packed: 2

That's all you need! Let the rest go!

pixote
Oh, that sounds wonderful. We have way too much STUFF. Ugh.  (And since those two boxes are mostly books from my fiction/literature shelf, I really think that is all I need. :) )
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Emiliana on November 06, 2012, 04:29:34 PM
(And since those two boxes are mostly books from my fiction/literature shelf, I really think that is all I need. :) )

Heh, I understand why those were the first two boxes that were packed - I think I found my books also the easiest and most fun thing to pack when I moved.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on November 07, 2012, 12:18:19 AM
The two lies I tell myself every time we move:

"I will never move again"

"We are going to get rid of all this extra junk"

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on November 07, 2012, 01:20:52 AM
*sigh*

So true.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: pixote on December 04, 2012, 11:39:42 AM
Chihuahua.

pixote
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on December 06, 2012, 05:04:31 PM
Chihuahua.

pixote

Remember how that drove void crazy?
The guy who loved nine inch nails and scar-jo
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: pixote on December 11, 2012, 11:28:16 AM
Strawberry Banana is so dominantly the best kind of yogurt. Why do they even make other kinds?

pixote
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: MartinTeller on December 11, 2012, 11:33:15 AM
I like French Vanilla.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: saltine on December 11, 2012, 05:44:04 PM
I am thrilled beyond belief that my movie-watching hasn't taken me to that dark place where perfection is required for enjoyment.  IMHO
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FLYmeatwad on December 11, 2012, 05:55:28 PM
Yogurt is absolutely, universally, terrible regardless of flavor.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on December 11, 2012, 06:36:13 PM
A man unloaded 60 rounds from his rifle at a food court in a mall just down the street from me. 

Praying.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on December 11, 2012, 06:46:45 PM
A man unloaded 60 rounds from his rifle at a food court in a mall just down the street from me. 

Praying.

Clackamas is south of you, yes? Sobering news.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: MartinTeller on December 11, 2012, 07:03:03 PM
Yes, a couple miles south of me, too.  I was just at that mall a few weeks ago.  It's all over the news.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on December 20, 2012, 01:50:59 AM
Hi OAD! Are you moved in?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on December 20, 2012, 01:58:57 AM
Hi! Yes! All moved in. We signed today. :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on December 20, 2012, 02:14:03 AM
I'm so happy that you get to enjoy Christmas in your new home. :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on December 20, 2012, 02:17:38 AM
Thank-you and me, too! It's such a treat of a Christmas present for us!!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Tim on December 20, 2012, 02:44:06 AM
Awesome OAD!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on December 20, 2012, 02:51:25 AM
Hi! Yes! All moved in. We signed today. :)

That was quite fast.  I'll finish the signing and take the keys on 15 January but won't move until the end of March.  I have some renovations to do but they will get delayed due to the Chinese New Year on 10 Feb.  Enjoy xmas in your new home...
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on December 20, 2012, 10:10:41 AM
Awesome OAD!
Thanks, Tim! :)

Hi! Yes! All moved in. We signed today. :)

That was quite fast.  I'll finish the signing and take the keys on 15 January but won't move until the end of March.  I have some renovations to do but they will get delayed due to the Chinese New Year on 10 Feb.  Enjoy xmas in your new home...
Thanks, jdc! From the time our offer was accepted (mid-Oct) until now has felt like an eternity - but you're right - it has been fast! And we're thankful. We were able to work out a deal with the former owners (who are so great) where we could move in a bit before actual closing; it's been nice to be somewhat settled before Christmas.

What kinds of renovations will you be doing to your new place? Nothing too major, I hope?  Happily, we haven't had to do anything to ours - though we'll have some small maintenance-type things to take care of soon, eg. a little moss on the north roof, and also as former carpenter, Uri's been eyeing a bunch of the trim work he's not happy with and he'll eventually do something with that.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on December 20, 2012, 10:18:09 AM
So happy for you OAD!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on December 20, 2012, 11:07:09 AM
So happy for you OAD!
Thank-you, ses! :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on December 20, 2012, 06:44:18 PM
Awesome OAD!
Thanks, Tim! :)

Hi! Yes! All moved in. We signed today. :)

That was quite fast.  I'll finish the signing and take the keys on 15 January but won't move until the end of March.  I have some renovations to do but they will get delayed due to the Chinese New Year on 10 Feb.  Enjoy xmas in your new home...
Thanks, jdc! From the time our offer was accepted (mid-Oct) until now has felt like an eternity - but you're right - it has been fast! And we're thankful. We were able to work out a deal with the former owners (who are so great) where we could move in a bit before actual closing; it's been nice to be somewhat settled before Christmas.

What kinds of renovations will you be doing to your new place? Nothing too major, I hope?  Happily, we haven't had to do anything to ours - though we'll have some small maintenance-type things to take care of soon, eg. a little moss on the north roof, and also as former carpenter, Uri's been eyeing a bunch of the trim work he's not happy with and he'll eventually do something with that.

A couple major things, will have the kitchen and bathrooms completely redone.  This usually means they will have to break up the floor and wall tiles with a jackhammer type advise and put down new.  The rest will be painting the walls and polishing the floors.  Plus, I want to run networking and speaker wiring behind the walls.  So I am looking at about 1 month worth of work before moving in.

People in general leave their places in pretty poor condition when they move.  They just expect the new owners will renovate.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on December 20, 2012, 07:47:12 PM
Wow, that sounds like a lot of work. I suppose the advantage is that you get to make a bunch of your own design choices.  I hope it all goes smoothly for you when renovation time comes!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on December 21, 2012, 01:31:20 AM
Its 12/21/12 people, remember: remove the head or destroy the brain.

Happy Apocalypse!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on December 21, 2012, 01:42:14 AM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/2gv81fp.jpg)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: verbALs on December 21, 2012, 02:15:45 AM
Look please clarify which Armageddon we are facing. Preparing for a zombie apocalypse or constructing a steel umbrella for a rain of fire, will be useless, if the four horsemen appear instead! As for Ragnarok can anyone suggest a suitable dragon defence?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on December 21, 2012, 02:26:16 AM
It was below zero (F) today which is as per usual. I could do with a bit of hellfire.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on December 21, 2012, 06:36:01 AM
See it really is the end of the world. Here (http://www.news.com.au/features/mayan-apocalypse-2012/julia-gillard-the-end-of-the-world-is-coming/story-fngjq0bi-1226531023530) is the Australian Prime Minister confirming it.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on December 21, 2012, 07:41:36 AM
I do believe a Hellmouth was opened onto the I-10 today (the route of my morning commute to school) - need a slayer...
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on December 28, 2012, 07:21:23 PM
Try not to cry...

(https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/6894454016/hFD902EC9/)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Monty on December 31, 2012, 06:35:30 PM
Happy New Year everybody ;D.

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on December 31, 2012, 06:54:32 PM
Was just heading here to post the same before I went out...
Happy New Year Filmspotting!
Be safe out out there...
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on January 01, 2013, 07:24:32 AM
At current pace, I should clear 1000 films this year ;D
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on January 02, 2013, 05:53:24 AM
At current pace, I should clear 1000 films this year ;D

Now there is a challenge.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 03, 2013, 11:17:26 AM
Hope everyone had a great New Year!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on January 03, 2013, 12:43:54 PM
Did, thanks.  You, too! :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: saltine on January 04, 2013, 09:16:33 AM
We're grandparents of a baby boy!  Leo Daniel

He's in London now, but coming to live his life in Brisbane starting in April. 

He's healthy and the mom is fine.  We couldn't ask for more.

Daniel is the name of our son who died in his twenties, Baby Leo's dad's brother.  We are so proud that Dan is being honoured by his brother in this naming.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on January 04, 2013, 09:30:48 AM
Congrats, saltine - that's wonderful!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on January 04, 2013, 09:31:46 AM
Couldn't be happier for you Candace! Congrats!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on January 04, 2013, 10:01:51 AM
Congrats!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 04, 2013, 10:20:32 AM
Wooo! Now proceed to spoil that grandchild.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Junior on January 04, 2013, 11:10:48 AM
Woo!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on January 04, 2013, 12:17:59 PM
!!!


(http://i50.tinypic.com/2duiz4.jpg)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: saltine on January 04, 2013, 01:04:25 PM
Thanks, everyone.  We're excited!

On a different topic:  Anyone here use Quora?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Verite on January 04, 2013, 01:52:35 PM
We're grandparents of a baby boy!  Leo Daniel

Congrats!  8)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on January 04, 2013, 09:33:27 PM
Congrats Saltine...


The board is teasing me by sending me New Topic emails for topics I can't see:

The topic or board you are looking for appears to be either missing or off limits to you.

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on January 06, 2013, 12:25:58 AM
Congrats Saltine.

Sorry I do not use Quora (or know what it is).
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on January 07, 2013, 03:26:45 PM
Saltine the 3rd of Jan episode of Slate Culture Gabfest podcast talks about Quora near the end of the episode
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on January 07, 2013, 10:59:20 PM
The girls I find interesting, I don't find physically attractive. The girls I find physically attractive, I do not find interesting.

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on January 07, 2013, 11:00:23 PM
What do I do?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Junior on January 07, 2013, 11:00:51 PM
Wait.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on January 07, 2013, 11:17:33 PM
Yep.  There are girls out there for you.  And one or two might even like you back.  But don't rush it.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on January 08, 2013, 12:29:18 AM
You don't have to just limit yourself to just one...

But seriously...

Try not to think or push it too much.  Usually when you just forget about trying to make something happen things will often fall into place.

But that is hard to learn
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on January 08, 2013, 12:32:40 AM
The girls I find interesting, I don't find physically attractive. The girls I find physically attractive, I do not find interesting.

That is a quandary and makes for a good would you rather question. If you had to choose one, which would it be?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: verbALs on January 08, 2013, 01:44:30 AM
I thought that's what light switches were for. So they didn't have to see me, I mean
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on January 08, 2013, 03:53:33 AM
The girls I find interesting, I don't find physically attractive. The girls I find physically attractive, I do not find interesting.

That is a quandary and makes for a good would you rather question. If you had to choose one, which would it be?

Neither.

So I will wait.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on January 08, 2013, 09:29:47 AM
A fair and honest answer Totoro. Wishing for you both.



I thought that's what light switches were for. So they didn't have to see me, I mean

 :D

Well, as long as you keep those shoes illuminated!

Which is beside the point. You've posted your picture, so I know what you wrote isn't true.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 08, 2013, 11:36:42 AM
Interesting women > attractive women

An interesting woman will always be interesting.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Corndog on January 16, 2013, 01:39:25 PM
My ideal job/blog/website:

Read and Review 1 book every week (probably a nice number of 50 in a year) [Split it about 40/10 - 35/15 between old/new stuff (until I get more caught up sort of thing)]

Listen to and Review 5 albums every week (probably a nice number of 250 in a year) [Split it about 175/75 give or take new/old stuff (so 1-2 archive picks a week)]

Watch and Review 5 movies every week (probably a nice number of 250 in a year) [Split it about 150/100 even old/new stuff (so 3 archive picks, 2 current year films a week)(potential to flip those two depending on demand)]

If this was a full time job I think I could easily do it:
Avg 2hr/film x 5/week = 10 hrs on movies
Avg 1hr/album x 5/week x possible a 2nd listen for each = 10 hours on music
That leaves 20 hrs a week for reading a book to equal the full 40 hr work week.

Plus 11 reviews a week so maybe add another 10-12 hours for writing give or take, for a grand total of 50-52 hours/week (doing what I love though, right?).

It's a rough draft anyway. Now to find out how I can get paid for it, right!? Right? Right....
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: AAAutin on January 16, 2013, 06:26:07 PM
Now to find out how I can get paid for it, right!? Right? Right....

Right! Write!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Corndog on January 16, 2013, 06:58:15 PM
I see what you did there.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: AAAutin on January 16, 2013, 07:02:52 PM
I see what you did there.

Hopefully, I'll soon be able to say the same about you.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on January 22, 2013, 07:18:44 PM
Just a random store I noticed because of FS forum

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8096/8406221723_f3b936e859.jpg)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 22, 2013, 07:31:40 PM
Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiick. Probably will make that my avatar at some point. Bookmarked! Now I just need to figure out how to navigate all the things I've bookmarked over the years.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 26, 2013, 07:25:00 PM
RE: girls

What you find attractive now will change and will continue to do so - it's a sign that you too are changing/evolving.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 26, 2013, 07:27:08 PM
I dunno, I feel like finding brains attractive in a woman will transcend my aging process.  ;)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 27, 2013, 08:19:10 AM
If that's really your thing, I know a guy. Question: How much room do you have in your refrigerator/have you considered buying your own fridge-freezer hybrid?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on January 28, 2013, 04:28:43 PM
It just dawned on me today how 3D printers are really the ground floor of a technology that will eventually develop to the level of Star Trek food replicators.

(http://i.imgur.com/NVCzri3.jpg) (http://i.imgur.com/uOSMp25.jpg)

I just hope I live long enough to say "Tea, Earl Grey, Hot" and have it appear.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: verbALs on January 29, 2013, 01:27:47 AM
Has that guy printed a blancmange?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Verite on January 30, 2013, 05:51:35 PM
(http://timethemoment.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/surfing.jpg)

That wave that Garrett McNamara surfed is reported to have been 100 ft.  The 41 and 45 second marks in this vid look like that moment: http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/video/2013/jan/29/garrett-mcnamara-100ft-wave-video
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: MartinTeller on January 30, 2013, 06:28:15 PM
Just a gentle reminder (or possibly unknown info for newcomers): if you post a link to an image, there's a chance that what everyone else is seeing is a red X.  Some sites do not allow direct links to their images (IMDb, DVDBeaver, MoviePosterDB, to name a few).  If you're going to post images from elsewhere on the web, it's best to use an image hosting site like tinypic.com or imgur.com.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: don s. on January 30, 2013, 08:54:11 PM
Finding myself with some time to kill (arrived extra early for a show at an unfamiliar venue), so I'm digging thru the archives. In other words, don't be surprised if some ancient threads suddenly appear a the top of the stacks.

on edit: managed to contain most of the damage to the Music section....
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: shuabert on January 31, 2013, 09:38:40 AM
I post movie poster images from Wikipedia. Are they not showing up?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: saltine on January 31, 2013, 04:12:02 PM
I post movie poster images from Wikipedia. Are they not showing up?

I can see your posters, shuabert.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: keefey45 on February 02, 2013, 12:04:26 PM
To everyone,

Yesterday was my 1 year anniversary of being a part of these forums. I would just like to thank all of you for being so awesome. It's obvious that I don't know as much about movies as most of you, but you've all made me feel welcome from Day 1.

Between the games, filmspots, sports, and general discussions, I've had a blast here. Thank you to everyone for being so welcoming and, at times, helpful.

I look forward to the years to come as well as the conversations that are as wacky and fun as the people.

Thank you!
-Alex
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on February 02, 2013, 12:07:29 PM
Happy anniversary, keefey!  It's been great having you here. :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 1SO on February 02, 2013, 12:49:05 PM
Happy anniversary, keefey!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: keefey45 on February 02, 2013, 01:39:02 PM
Thanks guys!  ;D
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on February 02, 2013, 02:09:14 PM
keefey! Has it already been a year? It seems like yesterday you posted this:

This isn't really during the movie so I don't know if this counts. It's kind of a long story but I swear it is all true.

When I was like 15 on my cousin's birthday I joined him and his weird friends to see Leatherheads at the 7:00 show. When it was over, I decided I wanted to see something that actually looked good, so I watched 21 by myself at 10:00. When it was over, I called my then girlfriend and walked on the outside of the parking lot. The cinema/mall is connected to a Comfort Inn hotel. Next thing I know, a police car flashes its lights at me. He tells me to hang up my phone and I do. My girlfriend is freaking out because the last thing I said was "A cop is stopping me and he wants me to hang up." I cooperate because I know he has me for being out past curfew, but then he starts getting real serious and has me lean on the hood of his car so he can pat me down. He reaches into all of my pockets and empties them in the hood. He asks me my name. I answer. He asks me my Social Security number. I tell him I don't know (I didn't). He asks my why I gave him a fake name and doesn't believe that I don't know my SSN. I tell him that is my real name. He informs me that there have been several car robberies in the Comfort Inn parking lot and I match the description. He is ready to arrest me when my mom calls my phone. He answers it and tells her I am being arrested. She proves that I am not lying by giving him my name and it matches what I tell him. She screams at him over the phone and tells me to go inside the McDonald's and she'll pick me up there. I walk to the McDonald's and they won't let me in because the dinning area is closed. The cop comes back and flips out on me because I'm not doing what he said. I had to explain.

That and the movie quote game are my first memories of you. :) It's been a good year.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: keefey45 on February 02, 2013, 02:54:08 PM
Haha. It did go by fast. I'm still a newbie on here. One of my favorite memories on the boards is when you mentioned me in the "Spot The Filmspotter" thread. I was so happy that you compared me to Joe Lamb from Super 8. It was a very accurate comparison as well.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on February 02, 2013, 03:56:32 PM
 :D I'm glad. That's how I picture you and as Sheriff Woody.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: keefey45 on February 02, 2013, 04:05:19 PM
and as Sheriff Woody.

HAHA! I forgot about that. I was "Pedophile Woody" for Halloween a few months ago. There's a great picture of drunken me that I can't believe I haven't posted on here yet.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on February 02, 2013, 05:10:48 PM
Happy  anniversary keefey45
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on February 02, 2013, 05:20:46 PM
Great to have you with us, K!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on February 08, 2013, 09:16:29 PM
For my final trick... I perform the Double Post!

(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQtT3ER2tmvKrTHIje2BRBFoU_rjb88-_N7dNONPDVsOzj3uWEqgw)

(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR2KkfgIAdSSbSMXpaNw7NotgWcyc6cjIFUjYubt6Q7j-Glolwf)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_vBDRtMvzJSQ/SUGca222XjI/AAAAAAAAAW8/d4NZkCTur2c/s400/number10000.jpg)

(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRn2N8ksym5TMxVAGjb-kP-uwTco8Cy9_1hd4dM0aorfvf3FSf8OA)

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ktD1QY5xCqY/T2yC_XUS81I/AAAAAAAAA5M/CwUsEegtl4s/s1600/10000.jpg)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on February 08, 2013, 09:23:09 PM
In honour of the occasion! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7KtAgAMzaeg) (featuing matt tmw's old avatar iirc)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on February 08, 2013, 09:26:35 PM
 :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on February 11, 2013, 06:08:58 PM
Just as long as we all agree this has nothing to do with child buggery.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on February 11, 2013, 06:10:06 PM
Page 69... coincidence?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: shuabert on February 11, 2013, 07:38:31 PM
Pope quits

He made his announcement in Latin. They couldn't work out if he was retiring or planning to storm the walls of Troy.

Is that an Eddie Izzard reference? Cause if it is, well done.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 12, 2013, 09:27:03 AM
Page 69... coincidence?

 ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on February 14, 2013, 09:13:15 AM
(http://i48.tinypic.com/25gat1w.jpg)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: keefey45 on February 14, 2013, 10:26:13 AM
Thank you very much, Sandy! I hope your Valentine's Day is a compassion filled one.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on February 14, 2013, 10:43:35 AM
Thank you, Sandy!  You too!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Verite on February 15, 2013, 08:12:03 AM
Videos of the meteorite that hit Russia (http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/02/15/russia-meteorite/1921991/).  The video at the top also includes footage of some damaged buildings and two patients being attended to by medical personnel.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Corndog on February 15, 2013, 10:24:25 AM
Dang. I would be freaking out if I saw that.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on February 23, 2013, 01:32:43 PM
Looking at the Recent Posts thread and there's back to back quoting posts:

This is Spinal Tap

Shark Sandwich
"I am the way God made me."
"Several people combust on stage each year; it's just not widely reported."
"I'm not asking, I'm telling with this. Kick my ass."


   
As You Like It

"O, wonderful, wonderful, and most wonderful wonderful!
and yet again wonderful, and after that out of all whooping." :D



What a forum!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on March 02, 2013, 09:50:47 AM
The targeted ads on Filmspotting really must thing highly of my abilities to think I can make it to 10,000 (not posts)

(http://i49.tinypic.com/rk0pdl.jpg)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: keefey45 on March 02, 2013, 10:45:16 AM
The targeted ads on Filmspotting really must thing highly of my abilities to think I can make it to 10,000 (not posts)

(http://i49.tinypic.com/rk0pdl.jpg)

Don't sell yourself short! I believe in you!  ;)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on March 02, 2013, 08:34:49 PM
Story time!

So, about a month ago, I met a girl (let's call her Girl A). We became kindasorta friends, more like professional acquaintances, had some laughs, worked together on a short film I am making. We were good. Girl A invites me to a party, I go, it turns out to be a kickback. I found her friend, Girl B, attractive. I hit on her, she was clearly hitting back on me. We really connected, we had some flirty fun. Anyway, after the party, we exchanged numbers and I go back to life. A few days later I ask if she would like to go out, she politely declines because of a recent break up, no big deal, I really think she is awesome anyway. We're good.

A few days ago, Girl A and I have a fight about something completely unrelated to above situation. However, halfway through the fight, she brings up the fact that I hit on her friend and that doing so had offended her. I responded that, well, she was clearly hitting back on me and that we were just, you know, having fun.

My question is - why is Girl A annoyed or offended that I was hitting on her friend?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on March 02, 2013, 10:16:33 PM
If I had the courage to ask a guy to a party and he spent the evening flirting with my friend, it would be difficult, but I wouldn't say anything. A heated argument might have the power to bring it front and center though.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on March 02, 2013, 11:53:11 PM
If I had the courage to ask a guy to a party and he spent the evening flirting with my friend, it would be difficult, but I wouldn't say anything. A heated argument might have the power to bring it front and center though.

But there were other guys there. And girls. It was her party. Sorry. Forgot to include that.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on March 03, 2013, 12:31:10 AM
Most likely Girl A was interested in you. I wouldn't say you did anything wrong if you were assuming she just extended an invite to a party she was throwing.  But if she was interested maybe she is now a little hurt and you misunderstood her intentions.

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on March 03, 2013, 12:34:39 AM
Yes, I agree with jdc.

I wasn't saying you did anything wrong Totoro, just showing a possible viewpoint.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on March 03, 2013, 12:36:51 AM
Well, darn.

We made up now and I invited her to hang out sometime. Will update you guys when she (if she ever does) gives a response.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on March 06, 2013, 03:31:20 AM
Nope, turns out she is a manipulative jerk!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on March 06, 2013, 06:13:26 AM
Don't jump to conclusions.... Nothing is ever what it seems.  Your mind runs wild at times and so does theirs...

Anyway... Don't know the story but know simple things can really get out of hand very quickly
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on March 06, 2013, 06:21:40 AM
It is a long story, but I am glad it is all in the past now and I am glad that I will not dredge it up. Perhaps you're right, jdc, but all evidence is not pointing in her favor. Best course of action is not to rock the boat, but boy is it hard not to shake it just a little right now.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: enzobot24 on March 10, 2013, 06:44:08 AM
It's been quite a while since I posted on the Filmspotting forums. Nice to see most of the familiar names are still around.

Funny though, on Totoro's subject of manipulative girls, I stopped coming to this forum because I was spending all my spare time with a crazy girl. The only one that was in my group of friends (bad sign already, I know now). She had a boyfriend of 5 years, also in the group. I had a crush on her for forever. And this guy was rude to her often. She told me she liked me after knowing me for a year, then broke up with him. Then she got wishy washy. "I like you, but I loved him." Strung me along for months. It was my first relationship, so I didn't know better. Plus, she and I clicked in terms of humor and taste--and I thought she'd eventually see the light. She cheated on me with the ex and things just went south. She broke up the entire group too.

And I didn't get into USC's graduate film program.... but I got to the phone interview stage. Just working on building up a resume now (internships, etc).

Anyway, learnt a lot about life in a year. Looking forward to getting back into deep filmic discussions with you all. Missed this place.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on March 10, 2013, 10:36:28 AM
Good to have you back, enzobot
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on March 10, 2013, 02:22:38 PM
Welcome back enzobot. It sounds like you had a big year of learning.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on March 11, 2013, 11:37:35 AM
Good to hear your update, enzobot - I'm sorry to hear life has been kinda rough, but as you say, there's always something to learn about life - maybe especially during the rough patches.  Here's hoping things start looking up!

Nice to have you back. :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: pixote on March 11, 2013, 11:42:25 AM
Welcome back, enzobot!

pixote
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on March 14, 2013, 09:51:32 PM
Completely exhausting week but in a pretty good way. Little time to keep up for the next little while plus no time to get to watch a movie.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Clovis8 on March 15, 2013, 08:45:01 PM
Hey everyone.

Everything is great. I've just been really busy this year in my personal and work life. Haven't had time to see much film. I've missed the forum and am going to try to be around a little more.

The fact that I was not active on the forum when Before Midnight was announced nearly resulted in me being single. My girlfriend even said at one point to quit talking about it and go post to FS forum!

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on March 15, 2013, 09:11:01 PM
:))
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on March 15, 2013, 09:51:56 PM
 ;D ;D welcome back Clovis
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on March 15, 2013, 10:11:28 PM
Hi Clovis!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 15, 2013, 11:24:35 PM
(http://www.city-data.com/forum/pictures/t/61/59b86743ff6b62a108cb0d41fdbaff03_61295.gif)

glad to have you back... and not broken up!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on March 15, 2013, 11:24:54 PM
Hi Clovis!! We've missed you! Good to hear you are well. :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on March 16, 2013, 01:19:09 PM
We have missed you Clovis.  Can't wait to hear your views on Before Midnight!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: MartinTeller on March 16, 2013, 03:12:44 PM
Top 5 Franchise Foods (in no particular order):

1. Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana: What I had for lunch, which is what inspired me to do this post.  Pretty much every entree at the OG is an exercise in disappointment, but this soup is a joy.  A creamy, spicy broth swimming with potatoes, kale and chunks of sausage, it's a perfect meal by itself (or even better, paired with their buttery, slightly salty breadsticks... the only other really good item at OG).

2. Wendy's Chili: Generally Wendy's is one of the better fast food chains.  But their fries are a bit bland.  Better to substitute for a bowl of their surprisingly tasty chili, which is a healthier option anyway.  Once in a while you'll get a cup that's a little too soupy, but usually it's got the right balance of ingredients.  Hot sauce is a must, cheese and onions optional.

3. Arby's Mozzarella Sticks: It's FRIED CHEESE, what's not to love?  Sure, it's terrible for you but what a guilty pleasure.  Delicious with or without marinara.  Red Robin also makes pretty good mozz sticks.  The ones at Jack in the Box are awful, though.

4. Popeye's Spicy Fried Chicken: With a light, crispy batter that packs just enough of a kick, Popeye's blows KFC out of the water.  There isn't a franchise near me, but every once in a while I'll make the 45 minute round trip just to have some.  Caveat: cold leftover KFC is better than cold leftover Popeye's.

5. White Castle Sliders/Burgerville Rosemary Shoestring Potatoes: A tie for two regional selections.  I don't live in the Midwest any more so I rarely get a chance to indulge in WC's little "belly bombers", but the frozen supermarket version is actually not a bad substitute (and a bonus, they don't come with pickles, which I hate).  Here in the Pacific Northwest we have Burgerville, but frankly I don't care at all for their burgers.  They're probably better for you than a Big Mac or a Whopper, but the patties are flat, flimsy and tasteless.  Their seasonal rosemary fries, however, are absolutely craveable.  I wish they carried them year round. 


(I left off Giordano's stuffed pizza... it's the best food in the universe, but I don't consider them large enough to really qualify as a "franchise")
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: shuabert on March 16, 2013, 03:35:19 PM
Totally agree on Wendy's chili, but it's also great to dip their sub-standard fries into as a means to improve them.

A&W Onion Rings are the most underrated fast food snack.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on March 16, 2013, 03:54:00 PM
Awesome Martin! Must try the Popeye Chicken some day, and shuabert's onion ring recommendation. My favorite franchise food is the grilled steak salad at Cafe Rio, with all that great stuff on it, pico, guacamole, cilantro, lime and the pièce de résistance--the cilantro ranch; reluctantly leaving out the tortilla. I could eat that everyday.

I've mentioned this elsewhere, but my favorite sandwich is the Vegetarian with Roast Beef at Jimmy Johns. Now that's a sandwich.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Corndog on March 16, 2013, 04:06:37 PM
I worked at Jimmy Johns for 3 years in college and I must say that I never saw that combination.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Monty on March 16, 2013, 04:18:33 PM
Thanks for taking a bullet for the rest of us Martin!

This with the franchise/fast food chain's, clearly is an American thing, because I can't remember the last time I went to one of these fast food places? must be years ago?

Unless if Fish & Chips count, then that would be a week last Wednesday.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on March 16, 2013, 05:13:01 PM
Wendy's Spicy Chicken Sandwich is a classic.

Loved Taco Bell's Cheesy Bean and Rice Burrito but they stopped selling it. :'(

I basically never get fast food anymore though.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Clovis8 on March 16, 2013, 05:14:11 PM
After the White Castle films came out I went to the states on a trip and went out of my way to try it. My girlfriend refused to taste it once we saw it and I could only stomach two bites. There are freaking holes in the burger to save meat! It was the closest thing to dog food I have ever eaten.

Maybe I got a bad one?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: MartinTeller on March 16, 2013, 05:44:38 PM
Totally agree on Wendy's chili, but it's also great to dip their sub-standard fries into as a means to improve them.

Yeah but you wouldn't need both, unless that's all you're eating.

A&W Onion Rings are the most underrated fast food snack.

I think my wife had those once.  I'm not big on onion rings.

Awesome Martin! Must try the Popeye Chicken some day, and shuabert's onion ring recommendation. My favorite franchise food is the grilled steak salad at Cafe Rio, with all that great stuff on it, pico, guacamole, cilantro, lime and the pièce de résistance--the cilantro ranch; reluctantly leaving out the tortilla. I could eat that everyday.

I've mentioned this elsewhere, but my favorite sandwich is the Vegetarian with Roast Beef at Jimmy Johns. Now that's a sandwich.

Never heard of either of those places (Jimmy Johns kind of rings a bell).  Are they regional? 

Thanks for taking a bullet for the rest of us Martin!

This with the franchise/fast food chain's, clearly is an American thing, because I can't remember the last time I went to one of these fast food places? must be years ago?

Unless if Fish & Chips count, then that would be a week last Wednesday.

We eat a lot of take-out, I'm not proud of it.  I don't really know how to cook and my wife is good at it but ridiculously lazy (she did just buy some kitchen stuff, but I doubt she'll ever use it... I'll believe it when I see it).  And yeah, fish & chips counts.

Wendy's Spicy Chicken Sandwich is a classic.

My favorite sandwich there, although lately I'm gravitating towards their grilled chicken.

Loved Taco Bell's Cheesy Bean and Rice Burrito but they stopped selling it. :'(

If I remember correctly, that one was too gloppy/gooey for me.  There's very little I like at Taco Bell.  The Meximelt is okay and the Fresco menu is decent.  I used to love their taquitos, but they stopped selling those too!  Ever have Taco Time?  I should have made this a top SIX, I totally forgot their Crisp Chicken Burrito, it's scrumptious. 

After the White Castle films came out I went to the states on a trip and went out of my way to try it. My girlfriend refused to taste it once we saw it and I could only stomach two bites. There are freaking holes in the burger to save meat! It was the closest thing to dog food I have ever eaten.

Maybe I got a bad one?

From their website: "Our burgers have five holes because they help the patties cook faster and more evenly while eliminating the need to turn them over."  Could be a pack of lies, I suppose, but I'll buy it.  Anyway, I guess it's an acquired taste.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on March 16, 2013, 06:08:10 PM
I worked at Jimmy Johns for 3 years in college and I must say that I never saw that combination.

Leave it to me to be the odd man out. I'm only slightly embarrassed when I order one. You've got to admit, it would make a great sandwich, right? Right? :) Or, do you never want to see a JJ sandwich again?

Awesome Martin! Must try the Popeye Chicken some day, and shuabert's onion ring recommendation. My favorite franchise food is the grilled steak salad at Cafe Rio, with all that great stuff on it, pico, guacamole, cilantro, lime and the pièce de résistance--the cilantro ranch; reluctantly leaving out the tortilla. I could eat that everyday.

I've mentioned this elsewhere, but my favorite sandwich is the Vegetarian with Roast Beef at Jimmy Johns. Now that's a sandwich.

Never heard of either of those places (Jimmy Johns kind of rings a bell).  Are they regional? 

There are two Jimmy Johns in Portland and Cafe Rio is all throughout the West, except for Oregon and Washington. It's just a matter of time before you'll be infiltrated too. :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Clovis8 on March 16, 2013, 06:11:46 PM
No chipotle love? I've never been but isn't it considered the crem-de-la-crem of fast food?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: MartinTeller on March 16, 2013, 06:16:09 PM
I've never had it.  I keep meaning to try it, but there isn't one nearby.  I've heard both good and bad.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Clovis8 on March 16, 2013, 06:22:34 PM
I was in Florida last week and no matter how many times I go to the states it never ceases to amaze me that you can order a medium rare burger! That is against the law in Canada.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 16, 2013, 06:42:54 PM
You people are gross. All this food is terrible.  :P


And this would hold true for pre-celiac Sam.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on March 16, 2013, 07:00:52 PM
That is against the law in Canada.
It's easier to have a high minimum heat standard, than it is to have a safe food system. 
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on March 16, 2013, 08:05:00 PM
Martin, never heard of Taco Time. Must not be where I've been. Taco John's is terrible though.

I was in Florida last week and no matter how many times I go to the states it never ceases to amaze me that you can order a medium rare burger! That is against the law in Canada.

I feel like not ordering a burger medium rare should be against the law...any more cooked and it just isn't worth eating. Not coincidentally, I don't eat a lot of burgers. Just not a beef person really.

A good Qdoba/Chipotle burrito is of course tasty but they aren't drive thru and thus I don't consider them fast food. Once I'm walking in, I'd throw in a place like Pita Pit and their gyro. Good eats.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: shuabert on March 16, 2013, 08:37:35 PM
No chipotle love? I've never been but isn't it considered the crem-de-la-crem of fast food?

It's so good it doesn't get mentioned with "fast food."
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on March 16, 2013, 09:08:42 PM
1. Chipotle Chicken Burrito with Salsa Verde
The very best franchise food ever, so much flavor packed into that tortilla.  I prefer it with a side of salsa and an iced tea, which is also good.

2. Carl's Jr. Breakfast Burger
Soooo much fatty goodness!  A burger, scrambled eggs, bacon and tater tots that they call "hash browns" with ketchup.

3. Cheesecake Factory's Chicken Chili
With sour cream and rice. 

Wendy's chili is surprisingly good.  However, I'm addicted to their Jr. Bacon Cheeseburgers.  But since I only go there maybe once or twice a year, it's a pretty ineffective addiction.

And Martin, there is a Jimmy John's on Broadway and 12th.  I keep thinking about going there, but there's a Subway right across the street, so if I want a good sandwich, why try something new?
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Post by: 1SO on March 16, 2013, 09:30:06 PM
1. Chick-Fil-A Chicken Sandwich. (I learned how to make these at home, so I don't have to give them my money.)
2. Panda Express Orange Chicken
3. Outback Steakhouse Bloomin' Onion
4. KFC Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
5. Chipotle Carnita Fajita Burrito

Honorable Mention: Any Steakburger at Steak n Shake.
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Post by: MartinTeller on March 16, 2013, 09:59:19 PM
2. Carl's Jr. Breakfast Burger
Soooo much fatty goodness!  A burger, scrambled eggs, bacon and tater tots that they call "hash browns" with ketchup.

There's a Carl's Jr right on my way to work, once in a blue moon I'll stop there for breakfast but it's not very good.  I've never tried the breakfast burger... that sounds a little too heavy for me.

3. Cheesecake Factory's Chicken Chili
With sour cream and rice. 

I ate there once, their menu is INSANE.  I don't remember what I had... fettucine alfredo, maybe.  I don't remember hating it or anything, but I don't trust a place with that much stuff on the menu. 

And Martin, there is a Jimmy John's on Broadway and 12th. 

Ah... I rarely get over there.  There's one not far from my workplace, though.  Maybe I'll give it a shot.
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Post by: oldkid on March 16, 2013, 10:24:04 PM
Yep, the breakfast burger is heavy.  So much so that I can eat it at 10am and don't need anything else until 6 or 7 that night.

It is amazing to me the level of quality Cheesecake Factory gives for such a huge menu.  And it really is huge.  I think the first time we went there it took my wife a half hour to order.  And she's a fast reader.

If you get to Jimmy John's let me know what you think.
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Post by: Corndog on March 16, 2013, 11:49:59 PM
Jimmy John's has good bread, though they only have two option: french roll and sandwich 7 grain wheat. Both are good though, and what makes the sandwich. Their niche is speed. You can get in and out. We were actually supposed to be able to make a sandwich from start to finish in 30 seconds or less. They also deliver and speed is their thing there as well. But overall they have decent sandwiches, again the bread being the highlight, so much better than Subway bread (though as I said, less option).


Sandy, I actually still go about once a week for lunch as there is one right near my office. But I did go on a hiatus from it for about a year after I stopped working there. Who gets tired of sandwiches!?
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Post by: saltine on March 17, 2013, 12:25:31 AM
I've eaten Jimmy John's but I'm not a fan of mayo and I didn't yell quickly enough to prevent it going onto my sandwich.  Yes, they are fast.

I quite like sandwiches from Pot Belly Pig, especially the way they heat the sandwich.  I usually get some sort with turkey, can't remember what they call it.  I hate that there is never anywhere to sit; it's a tiny place and always so crowded.

We eat Subway while on the car trips.  They are everywhere and we can pop in, grab a sandwich and drive on, even eat while driving.  It makes up in convenience what it lacks in sandwich goodness, though they are OK tasting as well, especially if you ask them to heap up the vegies which are quite fresh.
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Post by: jdc on March 17, 2013, 12:44:21 AM
2. Panda Express Orange Chicken

That hurts...

Ok, I enjoy cooking though I typically out local hawker food most days which I guess you could say is fast food.  So.. my local favorite fast foods.

honarable mention:
Prawn omelet

(http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l842179792.jpg)

5.Chicken Rice (Hainanese)
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--ppvPRWKg6g/UDlSfpdTAuI/AAAAAAAADIk/m9pCLjKOrN8/s1600/hainanese-chicken-rice-04.jpg)

4. Char Sui and roast duck on rice:
(http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8006/7656420820_f66f70c4e5.jpg)

3. Fried Kway Teow
(http://primasingaporesauces.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Char-Kway-Teow-Recipe.jpg)

2. bak kut teh

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3248/2703810190_9d9155acbf_o.jpg)

1. Prawn Mee

(http://travelerfolio.com/tf2/photos/2009/07/beach-road-prawn-mee.jpg)
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Post by: MartinTeller on March 17, 2013, 12:46:12 AM
That all looks amazing.  Duck done right is a sublime treat.  I wanna try a prawn omelet!
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Post by: jdc on March 17, 2013, 12:52:12 AM
Most of those meals average between $3 to $5 which a McD's is about $5 to 7 for a meal.  Best to skip fast food
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Post by: saltine on March 17, 2013, 12:56:40 AM
I love all those dishes, jdc, but where are the chicken heads?
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Post by: jdc on March 17, 2013, 01:10:24 AM
I love all those dishes, jdc, but where are the chicken heads?

You have to go to China for the chicken headds, I can't seem to find them around Singapore.  Though Chicken feet are popular just about anywhere.
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Post by: Sandy on March 17, 2013, 01:14:12 AM
jdc, if I had that kind of food so readily available to me at those prices, I may never cook again.


Sandy, I actually still go about once a week for lunch as there is one right near my office. But I did go on a hiatus from it for about a year after I stopped working there. Who gets tired of sandwiches!?

I would, if I worked there for three years. :) I'm glad you can enjoy them again. If you ever try my sandwich, let me know what you think!
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Post by: shuabert on March 17, 2013, 02:05:59 AM
Subway ... they are OK tasting as well, especially if you ask them to heap up the vegies which are quite fresh.

Extra extra black olives, please!
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Post by: Monty on March 17, 2013, 05:53:03 AM
Subway's, I ain't even been there. It's looks so soulless the way they prepare the food. I'm gonna stick to my Fish & Chips and the occasional pizza.
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Post by: Clovis8 on March 17, 2013, 09:21:46 AM
There's a soulful way to make a sandwich?  :)

Subway is actually a pretty important restaurant in that it is one of the few fast food places that offers a truly healthy option. However, stay away from the meatball sub. It among the least healthy things offered in any fast food chain.

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Post by: Lobby on March 17, 2013, 09:54:21 AM
Indeed. Subway became our savior when we were on a car vacation in US a few years ago.
We found a lot of the alternatives pretty gross after a while. Everything seemed to be fried, simmering in fat and oversized portions of cheese. Time after time we ended up eating at Subway since it was the only place where we could eat something that felt fresh and healthy, and at a low cost too.

I just wish there were more alternatives like that. Especially if you're travelling by car, eating at stops along he way, it's pretty bad, unless it has improved since we were there. It remains to see if it's any better in NYC which we will visit in two weeks.
My strongest memory from our last visit when it comes to food is how we had to remove a bucket full of cream cheese from our bagels every morning before we could eat them. No matter how we plead the staff to make it a thin coat, we ended up throwing away food.

It's a bit strange to me. Surely there should be a market for healthier fast food?
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Post by: Bondo on March 17, 2013, 10:08:27 AM
There's no such thing as too much cream cheese on a bagel!
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Post by: Lobby on March 17, 2013, 10:30:35 AM
 ???
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Post by: ¡Keith! on March 17, 2013, 01:16:55 PM
In-N-Out's Double Double, protein style, ketchup/mustard, no spread & Five Guys Cheeseburger (LTOKM) are my favorite fast burgers. Five Guys fries are by far the best things out there.

I find White Castle really revolting - the onion smell makes me gag, let alone the meat itself.

Smmich wise, when Subway first started I had them fairly often but have completely given up on them over the years, I like the soulless comment - its so true. Plus Wawa is cheaper for that kinda thing. First Quiznos came along and they were great, now its Panera Bread & Cosi that cater to any sandwich needs I have. The Corner Bakery is pretty good but there aren't that many of them. Primo has excellent hoagies as well.
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Post by: oldkid on March 17, 2013, 01:46:49 PM
There's no such thing as too much cream cheese on a bagel!
(http://citypictures.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/bagel.jpg)
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Post by: Lobby on March 17, 2013, 04:11:22 PM
Yes! That's exactly what the monster bagels I encountered in NYC looked like. Scary stuff.
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Post by: saltine on March 17, 2013, 09:31:19 PM
Since ses gave a shoutout to her shiny pan, I'll say I love my new steam mop.  I did the floors effortlessly. 
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Post by: Sandy on March 17, 2013, 10:06:37 PM
What does it look like saltine? Or, can you post a model #?
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Post by: saltine on March 17, 2013, 10:47:53 PM
(http://i49.tinypic.com/i3tiyx.jpg)

Bissell Model BS23V8F

That pointed part swivels so it gets the edges and corners with ease.  Fill the tank, wait for the steam to start, push the trigger and go over the floor.  My floors are high gloss tiles; they have never looked better.  So easy.
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Post by: Sandy on March 17, 2013, 10:50:38 PM
I think I love you saltine! :))

thanks!
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Post by: jdc on March 21, 2013, 11:08:33 PM
I recently needed a mover and got a couple of recommendations.  At first, I just called one and he came out to assess my stuff and checked the property where it was moving to.  We agreed on a the date but I waited his quote.  When it finally came, it was 3 times higher than my previous 3 moves.  In his quote he mentioned it was walkup on both sides so I corrected him saying that it was walkup (3 flights) at the new place but my old place had an elevator.  His response was that I still had a stair case inside and that he already gave me a 10% discount.

I quickly called the next mover who came out 2 hours later to check my stuff and gave me a quote on the spot that was 1/3 the price.

I messaged the first guy to tell him that his price was too high and I was going to use another mover in which case he quickly replied that he would drop the price by $400 which was still 100% high then the quote I just received.

So annoying that somebody tries to blatantly take advantage.  I don't think he realized that I had lived here a long time, moved quite a few times so knew the real cost, and was a partner in a business that was previously recommending him to customers that needed moving services.


The fact that he quickly dropped his first quote so much once he knew I got another quote just annoyed me even more since he basically was admitting that he was just trying to gouge me.
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Post by: saltine on March 22, 2013, 02:10:37 AM
We just bought a $600 drier and the installer wanted $230 to install it and carry away the old drier (which he would sell as it's about 6 months old).  So, I feel your pain, jdc. 

We declined.  John installed the new drier and took the "old" one to Cash Converters and got $75 for it.  (I wouldn't be writing this if that hadn't worked out for us.  I had visions of John under the weight of the drier like the wicked witch under the Oz house.)

You can't move yourself though, I understand that.

By the way, John was reading about the car restrictions/costs in Singapore and asked me if you had a car.  It looks to us like private car ownership is discouraged in Singapore.  I can see why.
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Post by: jdc on March 22, 2013, 11:11:18 AM
By the way, John was reading about the car restrictions/costs in Singapore and asked me if you had a car.  It looks to us like private car ownership is discouraged in Singapore.  I can see why.

Car ownership here is insane.  You have to purchase a COE (certificate of entitlement) which will give you the right to own a car for 10 years.   The upfront cost to own a car with a 1.6 litre or below engine at the moment is about $70,000.  That means you have to add the cost of the car on top of the COE.  A 2.4L Honda Accord is probably around
$150K. (that is SG dollars but still around USD125,000)

It is a small island and I am probably about 15KM from work by car but I spend about 60+ mins each way going to work on public transit as I need go Bus =>train => train => bus   I spend my time to and fro from work listening to Podcasts which is at least 2 to 2.5 hours each day.

My public commute is about $1.70 each way so much cheaper then owning a car.  Even if I were to take taxi most of the time, it is cheaper then car ownership. 

I end up driving about 1 week a year on vacation but I really do not miss having a car. 






 


Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on March 24, 2013, 05:55:09 AM
That is certainly a way to limit the number of cars on the road, and ensure only the very rich can afford to drive, not sure it would go so well here in Australia, but travel distances are a little longer.
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Post by: smirnoff on March 25, 2013, 04:47:43 PM
Last call for participants in this round (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=12157.0)! Join in! Maybe you can sort out what #4 and #10 are. Nobody else has. :)
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Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on March 26, 2013, 01:43:02 AM
Do you think it is more shameful to watch soap operas or be in a soap opera?

Definitely to watch them from my point of view.
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Post by: oldkid on March 26, 2013, 06:05:59 AM
At least if you're in a soap opera you get paid for it.  It's a job.

Most shameful might be to write for a soap opera, unless you keep it from your resume.
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Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on March 26, 2013, 12:32:31 PM
But writing for one is like acting in one, a job.
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Post by: Sandy on March 26, 2013, 01:22:28 PM
And if people stopped watching, they'd be out of said jobs. :D
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Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on March 26, 2013, 01:53:25 PM
So Sandy are you saying you would feel no shame in either watching or performing in a soap opera?
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Post by: Sandy on March 26, 2013, 02:00:51 PM
 :))

That's when they'd really lose their audience. For that I'd feel shame.

I haven't seen a soap opera for many years. I tried watching one when I was in high school, but didn't have the patience for it.
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Post by: Corndog on March 26, 2013, 02:03:02 PM
My grandma watched em all. My mom used to watch All My Children for years. Would record it on VHS during the day so she could watch it when she got home from work.
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Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on March 26, 2013, 02:14:52 PM
I had a year and a half addition to Home and Away about 10 or so years ago, the only time I have ever watched one. Although True Blood is soap opera like and I do watch that. There is even a link between the 2 as Ryan Kwanten was in Home and Away at the time I was watching it.
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Post by: smirnoff on March 26, 2013, 06:29:29 PM
There was one that was on one summer when I was a kid. OMG it was great! There was this crazy exorcism going on like something out of a horror movie. It was wild! It totally blew my mind. I watched it for a couple weeks until I went back to school and that was it. Never watched one since. They're never doing anything that cool!
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Post by: shuabert on March 26, 2013, 09:44:08 PM
There was one that was on one summer when I was a kid. OMG it was great! There was this crazy exorcism going on like something out of a horror movie. It was wild! It totally blew my mind. I watched it for a couple weeks until I went back to school and that was it. Never watched one since. They're never doing anything that cool!

Passions, by any chance? I used to watch that one every day after school and I remember subplots involving a witch and her talking doll.
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Post by: don s. on March 26, 2013, 10:08:55 PM
I loved "Passions." For a while I was taping it every day to watch after work. It was nuts.
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Post by: smirnoff on March 26, 2013, 10:26:27 PM
Passions doesn't ring a bell for me.
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Post by: don s. on March 27, 2013, 12:42:31 PM
Avatar-ready!

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/8d/Tabitha-timmy-martimmys.jpg)
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Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on March 27, 2013, 02:04:15 PM
Juliet Mills just makes me think of Nanny and the Professor.
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Post by: pixote on March 29, 2013, 02:16:36 PM
Dear Ndugu...
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Post by: Corndog on May 11, 2013, 10:04:57 AM
Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's on the boards! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ4Rnba85o8)

And to clarify, I have not met this kid, despite what he tries to tell you at the end....
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Post by: don s. on May 11, 2013, 10:48:40 AM
Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's on the boards! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ4Rnba85o8)

And to clarify, I have not met this kid, despite what he tries to tell you at the end....

Maybe if you ate a vegetable once in a while.
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Post by: oneaprilday on May 11, 2013, 11:54:16 AM
Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's on the boards! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ4Rnba85o8)

And to clarify, I have not met this kid, despite what he tries to tell you at the end....
:)
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Post by: Sandy on May 11, 2013, 01:37:31 PM
Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's on the boards! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQ4Rnba85o8)

And to clarify, I have not met this kid, despite what he tries to tell you at the end....
:)

I'm honored to know a guy named Corndog. :)
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Post by: MartinTeller on May 14, 2013, 02:13:53 PM
I had a dream last night that Verite did a massive, comprehensive post about Charles Schulz.  And we had a conversation (a face-to-face conversation, but I can't remember what he looked like) about the joys of any sort of "Complete Works" product.

In my dream, the forums weren't painfully slow :(
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Post by: Bondo on May 15, 2013, 01:53:55 AM
In my dream, the forums weren't painfully slow :(

They seem less slow if you don't check them from 2pm until 2am because of work and such.
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Post by: oldkid on May 18, 2013, 07:25:32 PM
I had a dream last night that Verite did a massive, comprehensive post about Charles Schulz.  And we had a conversation (a face-to-face conversation, but I can't remember what he looked like) about the joys of any sort of "Complete Works" product.


The awesomeness of Verite increased a hundred-fold in my mind.
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Post by: 1SO on June 17, 2013, 12:58:51 AM
HarryMeckle
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The Mods were too quick for my performance art.
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Post by: jdc on June 28, 2013, 08:23:16 PM
Anyone eat at a place called Noodle & Company before?  If so, how is it?
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Post by: Bondo on June 28, 2013, 08:29:35 PM
I have eaten there a number of times...it is from Boulder after all. It is perfectly palatable but nothing amazing.
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Post by: AAAutin on June 28, 2013, 09:28:18 PM
Anyone eat at a place called Noodles & Company before?  If so, how is it?

It is perfectly palatable but nothing amazing.

Yeah, it's okay. I recommend the Japanese pan noodles.
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Post by: jdc on September 21, 2013, 08:16:34 PM
A couple of days ago I past the 9 year mark from the day I moved to Singapore and soon will it will be the longest I have ever lived in one place. Well, at least 1 city since I have lived in 5 different places in my 9 years here.  Do others have an issue of staying still in one place?
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Post by: Melvil on September 21, 2013, 08:21:36 PM
A couple of days ago I past the 9 year mark from the day I moved to Singapore and soon will it will be the longest I have ever lived in one place. Well, at least 1 city since I have lived in 5 different places in my 9 years here.  Do others have an issue of staying still in one place?

I've never moved out of the 10 mile radius where I was born, so I can't say that I do. I'm pretty firmly rooted here at this point, for better or worse.

Seeing as this has been the longest you've been in one place, are you feeling an itch to go somewhere new or do you think you've finally found a place you want to stay?
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Post by: jdc on September 21, 2013, 08:30:59 PM
I think I am pretty settled to stay here having recently bought a condo.  though I have made 2 pretty big moves before going from NC to San Francisco and then SF to SG which happened very quickly due to random events without a plan or thought. 
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Post by: Melvil on September 21, 2013, 08:37:33 PM
That sounds terrifying (the no plan or thought part). ;D Glad that you seem to have made the best of it!
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Post by: jdc on September 21, 2013, 08:44:35 PM
That sounds terrifying (the no plan or thought part). ;D Glad that you seem to have made the best of it!

I mean I had a job but I didn't really think too much about it.  My move here just happened cause I woke up on a Monday and had a bad day at work as my new boss wanted me to do something that I wasn't prepared to do.  Until that moment, I hadn't thought about switching jobs.  By the end of that week, I had a job offer, resigned and two weeks later was moved and working in a new job. I wish I had taken some time off but I know too often the cost of not taking the opportunity when it presents itself as well.
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Post by: Sandy on September 21, 2013, 09:00:00 PM
A couple of days ago I past the 9 year mark from the day I moved to Singapore and soon will it will be the longest I have ever lived in one place. Well, at least 1 city since I have lived in 5 different places in my 9 years here.  Do others have an issue of staying still in one place?

I moved 5 times while growing up, so I like the idea of new places. The longest I lived anywhere was my last home and that was 12 years. I was ready to go.
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Post by: oldkid on September 23, 2013, 12:20:14 AM
This year marks 10 years of living in the same house, the longest I've lived in one place by far.  It's odd, really.
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Post by: jdc on September 23, 2013, 12:34:52 AM
A couple of days ago I past the 9 year mark from the day I moved to Singapore and soon will it will be the longest I have ever lived in one place. Well, at least 1 city since I have lived in 5 different places in my 9 years here.  Do others have an issue of staying still in one place?

I moved 5 times while growing up, so I like the idea of new places. The longest I lived anywhere was my last home and that was 12 years. I was ready to go.

I moved a few times growing up cause the parents moved around a couple of times.  I really hate moving but then still seem to move a lot as the 9 years here and I have had 5 different address and the 4 years living in San Francisco area and I had lived 4 different places.  now I really going to try to just stay in one place at least for 5 years
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Post by: jdc on November 16, 2013, 03:05:03 AM
I love local Hong Kong food but now the first thing I think about getting when I arrive here is a slice of NY style pizza. 
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Post by: jdc on November 19, 2013, 05:35:55 AM
Are there any fast food hotdog joints?  If so, is there anything about a Hotdog that is special to make you want to go have one?
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 19, 2013, 10:01:23 AM
Nathan's is kind of a chain, but you won't find hotdogs at places like McDonald's and Burger King, or most places with Drive Thrus. Sonic does have a number of different hotdogs, as does Johnny Rockets, though both of those are tougher places to track down in my neck of the woods. Hotdogs tend to be made by the toppings put on them in that case, which is mostly a waste because aside from chili, cheese, and/or mustard toppings on hotdogs are gross. Some specialty places are better as they are more likely to use different kinds of meat to make the hotdogs.
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Post by: MartinTeller on November 19, 2013, 10:28:47 AM
A&W (http://www.awrestaurants.com/) has hot dogs.  I've never tried one.  Maybe I will today.

NW regional chain Burgerville used to have hot dogs but they dropped them from the menu.  They were really friggin' good hot dogs :(
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Post by: Sandy on November 19, 2013, 10:42:07 AM
I didn't know Burgerville had hotdogs.



FLY is right about the toppings making the hotdog, but oh, so wrong about the gross factor! :D So many regional hotdogs to choose from:

http://www.seriouseats.com/2008/07/america-regional-hot-dog-styles-coneys-half-smokes-reds-whites.html


My favorite is the Chicago Dog (I don't think ketchup is supposed to be on it though. I'd leave that off.).

(http://i39.tinypic.com/ivcqh3.jpg)



If ever you're in Utah, I'll take you to J Dawgs, a very popular local creation. It's all about the sauce and then you can add on what you like. I've only eaten there twice--don't want to make it a habit. :)

(http://i39.tinypic.com/2nv5qw3.jpg)
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Post by: Bondo on November 19, 2013, 12:03:27 PM
I usually roll just ketchup but I like the pickle spear idea. Want to go buy hot dogs just to try it.
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Post by: ses on November 19, 2013, 12:38:23 PM
In Cincinnati, there are Skyline and Gold Star which are chili places, and they sell the popular cheese coney, which is basically a hotdog with chili and cheese on it.  In Chicago, I love Hot Doug's (http://www.hotdougs.com/). Now that I am Denver, I have been to Biker Jim's  (http://bikerjimsdogs.com/) a few times before Colorado Rockies games.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on November 19, 2013, 02:21:54 PM
Hot Diggity (http://www.thehotdiggity.com/) is Philly's hipster (read: awesome) dog place on South Street. They have various takes on regional dogs: The Cincinnati Skyline, The Windy City, The Saigon Fusion, ect. Apparently they are expanding... all the way to Birmingham, UK!?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: MartinTeller on November 19, 2013, 02:26:33 PM
Just tried the Coney Cheese Dog at A&W.  Bleh.  I was hoping the picture was an exaggeration, but they really do pile on way too much chili & cheese.  The dog gets totally lost under all that slop.  I prefer just onions and sometimes jalapenos and/or ketchup on a dog, but chili/cheese can be nice when done in moderation.  This was not moderated.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on November 19, 2013, 02:29:44 PM
Thanks for your reconnaissance work, Martin!


You're so lucky ¡Keith! Look at all those choices. I think I'd try the Seattle Grunge first.

I just realized I haven't had lunch yet. No wonder this thread is so appealing...
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ¡Keith! on November 19, 2013, 03:23:10 PM
I just realized I haven't had lunch yet. No wonder this thread is so appealing...

 ;D
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: don s. on November 25, 2013, 07:58:25 PM
Ketchup... brrr!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Tequila on November 26, 2013, 05:02:59 AM
What are your feelings on mayo?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on November 26, 2013, 08:37:29 AM
One of the things I hate the most perhaps only behind onions.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Tequila on November 26, 2013, 01:01:19 PM
What's so bad about onions? I think I only dislike olives and butter.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: pixote on November 26, 2013, 02:02:32 PM
Olives are the worst.

pixote
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: MartinTeller on November 26, 2013, 02:24:07 PM
I can deal with black olives on pizza, but otherwise ick

I have a long list of condiment dislikes:

mayonnaise (cole slaw is okay if not too mayo-heavy)
vinegar
salad dressing*
mustard
horseradish
pickle/relish
wasabi


Also hate edamame and capers, and a million other foodstuffs I'm not thinking of at the moment.  Not crazy about green peppers, but it depends on the use.  I'm a picky eater.


* Especially ranch and other mayo-based dressings.  I can tolerate an occasional vinegar-based salad dressing, if applied lightly. Usually I just get salad dry, or with a lemon wedge.  You get a lot of funny looks ordering a salad with no dressing.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on November 26, 2013, 02:37:11 PM
I think I only dislike . . . butter.
Insanity.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: FLYmeatwad on November 26, 2013, 02:43:35 PM
In the past three years I have eaten like five cans of black olives in a single sitting. I would never put them on pizza or a hot dog though.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on November 26, 2013, 03:09:50 PM
there are only two "condiments" that I know of that I'm wholly unable to consume:

Vegemite
Nattō - those sticky fermented soy beans.

I'm sure there are more items out there somewhere, waiting to go on my list.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on November 26, 2013, 03:27:53 PM
I think I only dislike . . . butter.
Insanity.

Yes. 

I really only dislike a few things, coconut, I can't stand it, I don't like the texture and it tastes like I am eating suntan oil.  I do like coconut milk and I cook with it often to make curries.

I also don't like caraway and by extension rye bread, it overpowers everything.  Other than that, I will eat pretty much everything.

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: MartinTeller on November 26, 2013, 04:25:13 PM
I don't mind the taste of coconut, but yeah the texture bugs me.

I used to hate curry but now I can deal with it, at least Thai curries.  Still not something I would choose to order, but it's progress.

Not wild about rye bread either, but I haven't had it in ages.  I have a real problem with bitter tastes (don't like coffee either, or any kind of dark beer or dark chocolate).
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Monty on November 26, 2013, 04:40:59 PM
I think I only dislike . . . butter.
Insanity.

Yes. 

+1  :o. Do you like margarine at all?

I generally try to keep the salt intake down to a minimum, except for Fish & Chips.
Apart from that I'm fine with tomato sauce, brown sauce, mayo, coleslaw, branston pickle, henderson's relish, mustard and horseradish, although they are generally assigned to specific food choices. i.e brown sauce + bacon sandwiches = lovely ;D.

I agree with Sandy on vegemite, although it's called marmite in the uk. Horrid stuff.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Lobby on November 26, 2013, 04:45:30 PM
I've got got a dislike that is very unpractical: I don't like egg. I'm ok with it as an ingredient in pancakes, but I can't eat it as it is: boiled, fried, in an omelette etc. It's not something I'm happy about, but it's been like this since I was a child.

I also don't like shellfish, which is very unpractical since it's considered a delicacy in Sweden. It's a social thing to eat it.

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Tequila on November 26, 2013, 05:13:57 PM
+1  :o. Do you like margarine at all?
Not particularly. I enjoy eating bread without any kind of spread so it's never been much of a problem.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on November 26, 2013, 05:14:45 PM
What's so bad about onions? I think I only dislike olives and butter.

They almost make me heave, i wish I could get over it as normally I am quite open in trying and eating about anything.

but disliking butter???  rich creamery butter???
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yikWrRmlaYo
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on November 26, 2013, 05:23:07 PM
I think I only dislike . . . butter.
Insanity.

Yes. 
Butter is the worst. I think part of it is just the texture for me, but I also dislike how it softens everything.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on November 26, 2013, 05:24:14 PM
It would be good for me not to like butter. Ah well.


brown sauce + bacon sandwiches = lovely ;D.

I had to look up what brown sauce is. I've been missing out!

Quote
I agree with Sandy on vegemite, although it's called marmite in the uk. Horrid stuff.

 :D

I don't understand it at all! It's like salt paste.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Lobby on November 26, 2013, 05:26:09 PM
I love butter, but not in combination with cheese. If I have a sandwich with cheese I don't want any spread under it. It gets too greasy for my taste.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on November 26, 2013, 05:26:27 PM
I also don't like shellfish

Now that is the crazier than not liking butter.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Lobby on November 26, 2013, 05:27:07 PM
I also don't like shellfish

Now that is the crazier than not liking butter.

I know! I'm not proud or happy about it. It's so inconvenient.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on November 26, 2013, 05:31:53 PM
I also don't like shellfish

Now that is the crazier than not liking butter.

I know! I'm not proud or happy about it. It's so inconvenient.

I can imagine.. I sometimes entertain visitors at work that come into town, the worst thing I can hear somebody say is "I'll eat anything but don't like seafood."  But seafood is all the best foods...

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on November 27, 2013, 10:55:25 AM
I love crab, scallops, shrimp, and lobster, but I no longer eat the bivalves that you eat the entire thing like clams and mussels.  That has to do with the fact that I spent three years researching and developing a method to detect bacteria, protozoa, and viruses in them as a means to monitor water quality, since they are such great filter feeders.  If you guys knew what I found in the gills and digestive glands of these animals, you wouldn't want to eat them either.

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on November 27, 2013, 06:43:45 PM
I love crab, scallops, shrimp, and lobster, but I no longer eat the bivalves that you eat the entire thing like clams and mussels.  That has to do with the fact that I spent three years researching and developing a method to detect bacteria, protozoa, and viruses in them as a means to monitor water quality, since they are such great filter feeders.  If you guys knew what I found in the gills and digestive glands of these animals, you wouldn't want to eat them either.

Sounds like very interesting work but I don't want to know for my love of oysters...
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on November 28, 2013, 02:54:05 AM
Thai Politics always been somewhat amusing though can be frustrating (on travel or business)  A few things happening now:



The leader of the Thai Democratic party is basically trying to overthrow the Democratically elected leader

"We will not give up even if the prime minister resigns or dissolves parliament. We will stop only when power is in the hands of the people," protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban told supporters.

Suthep on Tuesday called for the creation of an unelected administration to run the country, in the clearest indication yet that the demonstrators are seeking to suspend the democratic system.

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/thai-protests-widen/901824.html

An arrest warrant was issued for the guy leading the protests but they won't arrest him.

Outside of the 2010 classes, the protests usually are non-violent.  So much so that the protesters can actually take over the top crime fighting agency:

Anti-government protesters have forced the evacuation of Thailand's top crime-fighting agency, on the fourth day of street demonstrations.

The marchers, who want the government to step down, targeted a complex of government offices outside the city.

The protest leader said they wanted to shut down government ministries in a bid to cause disruption.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25099126


They hardly seem to make it fully to a new election before an overthrow.  Even after one and they setup a new structure and hold another election, the old party gets back in.

Anyway... this caused me to cancel a trip this weekend as well as meeting that got scheduled for Monday.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on November 28, 2013, 03:46:37 AM
I think I only dislike . . . butter.
Insanity.

Yes. 

+1

+ another 1, insanity

there are only two "condiments" that I know of that I'm wholly unable to consume:

Vegemite

I'm sure there are more items out there somewhere, waiting to go on my list.

But how can you have a cheese and Vegemite sandwich?

I don't understand it at all! It's like salt paste.

Thats why it is so good :)

I also don't like caraway and by extension rye bread, it overpowers everything.  Other than that, I will eat pretty much everything.

I recommend making your own rye bread, then you avoid the caraway seeds, although I would not want to. I have been making a lovely dark rye with sliced blanched almonds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds, yum.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on November 28, 2013, 08:56:27 AM
All of you picky eaters are pretty bizarre, but the butter haters are suffering from a particularly acute form of psychosis.

@ses Yeah, caraway in rye is a bummer.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on November 28, 2013, 06:38:38 PM


I recommend making your own rye bread, then you avoid the caraway seeds, although I would not want to. I have been making a lovely dark rye with sliced blanched almonds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds, yum.

I'll bet that's just wonderful.

My two great dislikes are Vegemite and broccoli.  Most other things I like. 

But how can anyone dislike butter?  It's like my friend who disliked chocolate.  Poor souls that need serious medication for their own good.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on November 28, 2013, 08:21:35 PM
*resumes eating rye with caraway triscuits*

Mmm.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on December 01, 2013, 02:33:25 AM
Today's fresh bread, dark rye with sliced almonds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds. It tastes so good.

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Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: WillMunny on December 01, 2013, 09:38:39 AM
I should have photographed a highly cinematic dish - do you remember Goodfellas? - today but Dave's post has changed my mind, so here is today's bread: ciabatta

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Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on December 01, 2013, 12:59:27 PM
Fresh baked bread is one of the most precious creations of all.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on December 01, 2013, 11:52:20 PM

I also don't like caraway and by extension rye bread, it overpowers everything.  Other than that, I will eat pretty much everything.

I recommend making your own rye bread, then you avoid the caraway seeds, although I would not want to. I have been making a lovely dark rye with sliced blanched almonds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds, yum.

I will have to try that sometime.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ¡Keith! on December 02, 2013, 02:58:19 PM
This talk reminds me I have a bottle of The Bruery's Rugbrød rye brown ale at home...
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on December 02, 2013, 11:28:22 PM
there are only two "condiments" that I know of that I'm wholly unable to consume:

Vegemite

I'm sure there are more items out there somewhere, waiting to go on my list.

But how can you have a cheese and Vegemite sandwich?

Oh! You eat it with something? I though it was it's own bread topping. I promise if someone offers me a cheese and Vegemite sandwich, I'll take a bite. Just let me have some water nearby. :)



Yummy looking bread Dave and WillMunny!


Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on December 03, 2013, 12:52:01 AM
It is also a spread on its own. Thanks.

WillMunny's bread looks delicious.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: don s. on December 04, 2013, 11:22:45 PM
My goodness. I pretty much love everything that has been rejected hereabouts, except possibly vegemite and Thai politics.

pats belly

While I don't usually eat it on its own (or as a sandwich spread), I'd hate to confess how much butter I go through in this house. And no, no Last Tangos involved, either.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on December 04, 2013, 11:34:29 PM
 :)

More pics of your culinary creations please, don s.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on December 25, 2013, 06:26:01 PM
Merry Christmas everyone!

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Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Tequila on December 25, 2013, 07:32:28 PM
I think this goes here (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=12636.0), oldkid.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on January 01, 2014, 11:45:44 PM
In Europe they had the horse meat scandal which meant that some beef products also contained horse meat.

But China has Donkey meat scandal, except it doesn't mean that beef products contained donkey meat, it means that people that they were getting donkey but the donkey was contaminated by other meats.  The other meats still is a mystery.

http://news.yahoo.com/wal-mart-recalls-donkey-product-china-fox-meat-050542879--finance.html
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on January 02, 2014, 02:33:39 AM
I need to tell someone about this.  I just don't know who.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on January 26, 2014, 10:47:33 AM
Happy Australia Day!

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Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on January 26, 2014, 02:41:00 PM
Thank you, it was a lovely day. Some spent at the beach building sand castles and playing in the water. Some spent relaxing with friends. What better way to spend a day.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Tequila on February 12, 2014, 03:59:27 PM
Every time I look at Melvil's avatar, for the first few seconds I see some insect doing a handstand. This has been going on for years.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on February 13, 2014, 04:48:32 PM
Every time I see his avatar, I get a brief burst of joy.  This must be why I feel so fondly of Melvil :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on February 14, 2014, 09:01:14 AM
Happy Valentine's Day Filmspotters!



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Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 14, 2014, 10:55:55 AM
 :) :-*
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on March 08, 2014, 10:44:14 PM
Curious. How often do you give or receive compliments to/from random strangers?

Yesterday, I was picking up some take-out, and the young woman at the counter struck me as looking a lot like Elizabeth Moss, the same sort of natural, unaffected beauty. I generally try to be friendly and polite, but I'm not given to striking up conversations or saying much of anything at all to strangers, beyond essential civilities. But for some reason, I plucked up my courage and asked this woman if she'd ever been told she looked like Moss - she hadn't and didn't know who Moss is, but she looked so incredibly tickled and joyful that I'd asked that it made me think I ought to speak up more often, to offer a compliment on impulse to someone I don't know.

And today, I was walking in rainy downtown Bellingham (not a big city, but still, not really a chatty, warm sort of place where one smiles and/or greets others on the sidewalk) when, as I was passing by another pedestrian, a young-ish man, a sort of Seattle-grunge type (that's the basic Bellingham vibe, with more of a hippie, granola feel), he smiled at me suddenly, and said, "You are beautiful." It was so startling and so totally unexpected (I've never had such a thing happen before), I could only laugh and choke out something that I think must have sounded like a "thanks"; he shouted back over his shoulder, "You're welcome!" and disappeared around a corner. He didn't linger; he clearly didn't expect anything from me, and so the exchange kind of made my day. A little unexpected gift.

Wouldn't it be nice if we could say to others the nice things that flash into our heads more often? It's so easy to feel alone in a crowd, and little non-invasive outreaches, reminders that we are all a human family, can just change the whole tone of a day.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on March 08, 2014, 11:48:19 PM
 :)

Nice way to end my day. Thanks OAD. I'm taking your words to heart and will see if I can surprise someone soon.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on March 08, 2014, 11:59:24 PM
Maybe I've been too embedded in radical feminism, but I feel I could never compliment a woman I don't know on her looks (and don't really compliment women I know either...unless I am involved with them). Feels too loaded.

In a more general sense...I still probably don't compliment strangers because I don't really talk to strangers. And being complimented makes me a bit uncomfortable because I don't like standing out.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on March 09, 2014, 12:37:21 AM
Maybe I've been too embedded in radical feminism, but I feel I could never compliment a woman I don't know on her looks (and don't really compliment women I know either...unless I am involved with them). Feels too loaded.

In a more general sense...I still probably don't compliment strangers because I don't really talk to strangers. And being complimented makes me a bit uncomfortable because I don't like standing out.
Yes, complimenting a woman can be tricky, especially if you're a man, because of the a) creep factor or b) the radical feminist factor, but I think there are ways to compliment people that avoid those risks or problems. A good friend of mine, for example, was once slipped a scrap of paper by someone who was getting off the train (she was staying on); "you have a beautiful smile," the paper said. The person didn't stick around to see her reaction, and it wasn't the sort of compliment, surely, that anyone could take offense to. She certainly didn't. So I suppose I'm thinking there are ways like that, that I could pass along a happy thought to someone I notice, without making any demands on the person and without putting the person on the spot.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on March 09, 2014, 01:13:36 AM
Curious. How often do you give or receive compliments to/from random strangers?
I'm not at all confident in my ability to compliment a stranger without coming off as a total weirdo. It's a totally different story with women I know; I've always had a rapport with women that makes it easy to compliment someone's appearance (and ratchet it up to a flirt if the mood strikes) without it being awkward. 

(and don't really compliment women I know either...unless I am involved with them).
I hope this doesn't extend to your mom. She wants to know you think her hair looks nice today.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 09, 2014, 08:58:43 AM
I'll compliment my sisters, but that's about it.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: verbALs on March 09, 2014, 10:24:02 AM
"Don't talk to strangers" is something you say to children. It's not meant as advice for adults.

A lot of you guys are younger so please take a bit of advice. If you don't have the ability to deliver a compliment to a lady then practice until you do. If you think it's some anti-PC "old fashioned" thing to do then then you are at the mushy end of the whole women's equality movement. Last night I was in a bar and a girl came around serving drinks and I instantly said that she was absolutely gorgeous and got a up for a high five. She smiled put down her tray and we high fived. Next time she came around this beautiful woman gave me a big smile. I'm at least twice her age have no chance with her and wouldn't know what to do with it if I was given that chance.

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Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on March 09, 2014, 11:11:04 AM
It's a totally different story with women I know; I've always had a rapport with women that makes it easy to compliment someone's appearance (and ratchet it up to a flirt if the mood strikes) without it being awkward. 
Awesome. :)

your mom. She wants to know you think her hair looks nice today.
She does!


@verbALs Interesting idea, to practice. There can often be a fine line between creep and nice; two guys can say the exact same thing, and one makes the woman super uncomfortable, the other makes her day. Sounds like you did the latter with this drink server. :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: verbALs on March 09, 2014, 11:27:04 AM
But the practice is in being charming and polite; smiling, being relaxed and enthusiastic. I understand it's outside of the comfort zone but those days I enjoy the most are those where I engage with others. Like going up to the chef and asking him what's good. Never had a bad meal ( yeah after he says "everything"). You have to have the sensitivity to know who responds to the attention and who doesn't. Those that respond are usually the ones who do it themselves and appreciate the effort being put in by another person. No I certainly don't do it all the time but if I'm out to enjoy myself it's a big part of that enjoyment and it's a very long time since I've done it with the idea of "that" endgame. I'm less comfortable now if I'm not doing things like that. Say what feels right, be honest, trust your instincts, don't push it, enjoy. But work at it if it doesn't come naturally. Good things will come.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 09, 2014, 02:02:10 PM
I'll compliment women on other things, but not their looks. I just have a feeling that saying that could be too easily misconstrued.

And I'm pretty fine with talking to strangers, even more  than most people who are more outgoing than me. I usually have a small chat when in the checkout line in the grocery store with the cashier or someone in line.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: verbALs on March 09, 2014, 02:07:58 PM
OK. Is this an age thing? I don't really have a dog in the fight....as it were. I'm not worried about the response in other words. I'm not losing out on anything.

I had a conversation with a lady of my age about the things that people at our stage of development (as t'were) DON'T need to get involved with when talking to the opposite sex. We can be more direct, is the gist of it. NO, I was NOT trying to do what you think I was trying to do, get your minds out the gutter. First rule of those conversations is declare your allegiances up front, to avoid confusion. God, my mates always used to tell girls I had kids, just to take me out of the game early. High tackle! (It was a joke we recycled last night since we all have kids now).
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 09, 2014, 02:14:35 PM
Friends are also trying to force me to date right now, which I'll be honest is a huge factor at how I'm approaching this right now.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: verbALs on March 09, 2014, 02:41:55 PM
Oh Sam yeah been there. You can get seriously pissed off with your friends for pushing that at you. Like Ash said "you have my sympathy".
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on March 09, 2014, 03:47:41 PM
It's true.  Once you've been married for a while and people know you aren't looking for something out of the compliment, it gives us male people a lot more freedom to give honest opinions.  Of course, some of us are heading toward the "dirty old man" category.... 

In my position, I've been wondering about the social politics of being a pastor and offering a compliment on a woman's looks.  For some, being a pastor means you are "safe", for others, it means you are a predator.   (Thanks, all you pastors who have had affairs!)   Well, I generally just compliment clothes, which is generally safe.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on March 09, 2014, 03:55:58 PM
In my position, I've been wondering about the social politics of being a pastor and offering a compliment on a woman's looks.  For some, being a pastor means you are "safe", for others, it means you are a predator.

Win win.

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Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on March 09, 2014, 03:58:52 PM
Oh, I think I'm going to die.  LOL.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: shuabert on March 09, 2014, 04:05:55 PM
It's a good policy to not comment on a woman's appearance unless you have already established that type of rapport in a relationship, because 1) without context it reduces her to less than a whole person and 2) it assumes she wants that form of attention from a stranger, which is a big assumption to make. It's not about your intent, it's about how the comment is received. Complimenting a woman on her hair/boots, etc, is slightly more acceptable, because you're not making an unsolicited judgment about something inherent to her person.

My thoughts.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on March 09, 2014, 11:15:57 PM
I'd be inclined to compliment women on their smiles, not sure "you have the most stunning overbite" would be taken as highly as it would be intended.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bill Thompson on March 10, 2014, 08:30:15 AM
I take an even approach. I'll compliment women on their looks, and get weird responses. So, I also compliment men on their looks, and get even weirder responses.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on March 10, 2014, 09:13:53 AM
 :))
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on March 10, 2014, 12:10:02 PM
It's a good policy to not comment on a woman's appearance unless you have already established that type of rapport in a relationship, because 1) without context it reduces her to less than a whole person and 2) it assumes she wants that form of attention from a stranger, which is a big assumption to make. It's not about your intent, it's about how the comment is received. Complimenting a woman on her hair/boots, etc, is slightly more acceptable, because you're not making an unsolicited judgment about something inherent to her person.

My thoughts.
Hmmm, I don't think this absolute generalization can be made; so much depends upon how a comment is delivered, the context, the personalities and/or sensitivities of the individual personalities involved. I didn't feel objectified by that guy on the street who said I was beautiful that other day, but I've felt objectified and demeaned in other circumstances (egs. whistles, or cat-calls feel extremely demeaning to me though I know some - just a very few - women who like that sort of thing).  So I guess I can understand why, particularly, as a man you'd just decide to make a policy of not complimenting a woman you don't know - I appreciate the sensitivity that shows, honestly! - though it's a bit sad it has to be that way. If we lived in a culture where there was less routine objectification going on (er, I guess like a utopia or something ;) ), I don't see why a spoken acknowledgement of the beauty we see in someone we don't know would be a bad thing.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: verbALs on March 10, 2014, 12:27:42 PM
I find that bit there that OAD emboldened just really depressing. Sorry if you live in this world. If you aren't doing it, how would you know if women feel lessened by it,is the obvious question? And who fed you this line? Did he live alone?

Guys, you have an example in OAD of an extremely attractive lady (I've seen the picture!) whose really stunning quality is an extremely fine and foxy mind! And she's the one saying it's a compliment. Come out of the cupboard you boys and girls.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on March 10, 2014, 06:55:44 PM
I do appreciate shuabert's caution though, you know? It's nice know there's a guy who's thinking about how women are being objectified in our society and is trying to avoid being a part of it.

(Also, and now you're just embarrassing me! But thanks. :) )
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on March 11, 2014, 12:29:13 AM
Oh, I think I'm going to die.  LOL.

 :))

I don't know what I laughed at more, smirnoff's pic or this.


Fun and informative discussion. I think compliments should be spread around a little. :) Look for the men/women that may not always get noticed, but have something special about them. It'll make their day.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: shuabert on March 11, 2014, 12:47:27 PM
I find that bit there that OAD emboldened just really depressing. Sorry if you live in this world. If you aren't doing it, how would you know if women feel lessened by it,is the obvious question? And who fed you this line? Did he live alone?

All of the women in my life who have to deal with unwanted attention from strangers on a daily basis have made it very clear.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: verbALs on March 11, 2014, 01:45:24 PM
But you accept others have a different experience?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: shuabert on March 11, 2014, 07:43:43 PM
Of course, but it's safe and respectful to give a stranger the benefit of not assuming she wants that when she hasn't indicated otherwise.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 11, 2014, 03:30:21 PM
Hope all the mothers have a great day!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on May 11, 2014, 10:09:52 PM
Thanks, Sam! :) I did!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on May 13, 2014, 02:42:59 AM
I had one of the worst dates ever last night.

Dating sucks. Gonna be celibate until I'm thirty.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on May 13, 2014, 05:06:47 AM
It does indeed
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on May 13, 2014, 05:34:54 AM
I had one of the worst dates ever last night.

Dating sucks. Gonna be celibate until I'm thirty.

too curious.. what happened to make the date so bad?  Though I have had a few bad dates, at worst I have only every thought it was a waste of a few hours of my life.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on May 18, 2014, 03:53:33 AM
I had one of the worst dates ever last night.

Dating sucks. Gonna be celibate until I'm thirty.

too curious.. what happened to make the date so bad?  Though I have had a few bad dates, at worst I have only every thought it was a waste of a few hours of my life.

She was super bipolar. She kept hitting on me in a sexual way (touching me everywhere, kissing me, etc.) then flipping a switch and becoming instantly frigid whenever I reciprocated, "What kind of woman do you think I am?" and "My mother taught me never to give it up too early." I'd then call her out for being a cocktease to which we would fight. She'd say sorry, I'd say sorry, then she would laugh and get super handsy and kissy.

This cycle repeated for like 7-8 times over the course of 5 hours and 2 restaurants. $50 later, I told her it wasn't going to work and she asked, "Are all men like this?" as if I was being an asshole.

This was all with the absence of alcohol, by the way.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on May 18, 2014, 06:13:49 AM
This was all with the absence of alcohol, by the way.

I think I've spotted the problem.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: verbALs on May 18, 2014, 06:19:27 AM
I thought "$50 date" summed the problem up quite well.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on May 18, 2014, 09:20:25 AM
If it worked at 100$ and failed at $50 I'd run away as fast as I could.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: verbALs on May 18, 2014, 04:44:22 PM
Cheap bugger
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on May 18, 2014, 07:35:42 PM
If it worked at 100$ and failed at $50 I'd run away as fast as I could.

There is that but also it is better to try to separate the dollar investment from the date so the only thinking out of the whole experience is that I wasted $50 for "this."  My first thought Verbal was making a remark about the amount spent but later I thought it has more to do that the after thought is more about that it involves the idea of the wasted investment of money. 

But not trying to imply that is the only after thought but not sure it should even be part of the consideration when a date doesn't go well.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on May 18, 2014, 08:01:41 PM
It is when it's split between two restaurants. For some dumb reason, I thought the date would improve at restaurant #2. Wrong. Should have went with my initial gut feeling.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on May 18, 2014, 08:43:40 PM
Cheap bugger

You mean you won't come to my wedding reception at Arby's? What kind of best man are you? Lettin' me down bro!

But not trying to imply that is the only after thought but not sure it should even be part of the consideration when a date doesn't go well.

I'm sure that's right. All dating is a waste of money till it isn't. Like the lotto. :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on June 06, 2014, 11:09:41 PM
Customer service is really lacking here at times.

So went for dinner last night after work to a Sushi restaurant with one of my friends.  We sat down at the Sushi bar, placed the food order, a couple of beers and a small bottle of Sake.  Before everything came I went to use the restroom which as nice enough with this heavy frosted glass doors to the toilet (no him and hers, just 2 shared stall as it was  a small restaurant).  Quickly finished my business and went to open the door and the knob on the lock just kept turning but it wouldn't unlock the door.  After a few minutes of trying to figure out how to get out I gave up and had to shout to get attention of another customer to get the staff to help.

For the next 10 minutes they tried to find a way to pry the lock from the door as it was held on by some hex screws which they didn't have a tool for.  Finally they found a screwdriver which they passed under the door and asked if I could try to pry the lock off from the inside but still no luck.  But I could get to the wall screws that were holding the hinges in place so I unscrew them.  So I passed the screw driver back to their staff who also managed to remove the screws on the other side as well.  Finally after 30+ minutes of being trapped in the stall I was free.  They said a quick sorry, nothing like that has every happened before...

Got back to our seats at the bar to see all the food waiting but my friend was just waiting for me to return before eating. We finished the meal without the manager or anybody coming over to say anything.  The table behind me were joking with me about incident and asked if I would ever come back.  I just said, not sure, I will let you know after they give me the bill. 

So the bill comes, the lady apologies again and says they gave me a 10% discount for my trouble on a $165 bill.  I quickly turned around to the table behind me and said, to answer your question, No. won't ever come back.  On the way out the manager said the normal.. hope you come back soon... so I told her that I won't ever be back and that it was quite insulting to be just offered a 10% discounts given I was stuck in your toilet for 30 minutes.  Got another "so sorry... come back next time and will make up for it.." but just told her they had the chance to do it correctly the first time so no point, I won't be back.

I know I could have raised a lot of noise to begin with to to get a lot more but  I kept quiet after the incident as I was curious how they would handle it.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sandy on June 07, 2014, 11:14:29 AM
I'm claustrophobic, just reading that!

I think you handled it well, letting them show their true thoughts on the matter. If I don't like a place, I usually don't say anything, but then not return. Sometimes it's worth making a point. Sorry you were trapped for so long!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on June 07, 2014, 11:41:28 AM
Wow, that is awful.  I probably would have reacted the same way as you, jdc.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on June 07, 2014, 07:20:22 PM
Bummer, but nicely handled
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on June 17, 2014, 03:45:46 AM
Any chance Matty Ballgame would be guest on the 500th episode or ever to do a guest appearance?  There was a moment in the the last episode (Immigrants) that just made me think that there may be some bad blood due to one of the off-hand remarks about the Pantheon films.  Probably wrong but than it occurred to me that he doesn't seem to really get referenced in any discussions. 
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: The Deer Hunter on June 17, 2014, 03:56:27 AM
I read something on his website some time ago written by him that gave me the impression that there was something more to his departure from the show. I hope there isn't any bad blood and I'd like to see him on the show again. Or if there was some bad blood i would be curious to know what it could be.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Tequila on June 17, 2014, 09:07:15 AM
They're still following each other on Twitter. It can't be that bad.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: MartinTeller on June 17, 2014, 10:27:36 AM
Any chance Matty Ballgame would be guest on the 500th episode or ever to do a guest appearance?  There was a moment in the the last episode (Immigrants) that just made me think that there may be some bad blood due to one of the off-hand remarks about the Pantheon films.  Probably wrong but than it occurred to me that he doesn't seem to really get referenced in any discussions.

I did think it was exceedingly odd that when Josh talked about the Pantheon he said it was picked by "me and Adam and Sam Van Hallgren"... no mention of Matty at all.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on June 17, 2014, 05:55:06 PM
Any chance Matty Ballgame would be guest on the 500th episode or ever to do a guest appearance?  There was a moment in the the last episode (Immigrants) that just made me think that there may be some bad blood due to one of the off-hand remarks about the Pantheon films.  Probably wrong but than it occurred to me that he doesn't seem to really get referenced in any discussions.

I did think it was exceedingly odd that when Josh talked about the Pantheon he said it was picked by "me and Adam and Sam Van Hallgren"... no mention of Matty at all.

Then shortly after that their was a comment that where Josh says, "I know Adam and a couple of the show's previous hosts..."  It just sounded odd to me to say it that way but maybe I just reading too much into it.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: saltine on June 17, 2014, 06:49:09 PM
Remember, Josh has never met Matty.  He works with Sam and Adam everyday. It was a simple oversight on Josh's part.  Don't read anything into it.

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on June 17, 2014, 08:02:24 PM
Sure.. then hopefully he can still make a guest appearance from time to time. 
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: saltine on June 27, 2014, 08:31:40 PM
So this happened...

I'm nearing my 50th high school reunion (do the math, I'm old). It should be said here that I've completely lost touch with my high school, moved away, never looked back. I was added without my consent to a Facebook page re: class group gathering addresses for the reunion.  Firstly, I resented the addition to the group.  Then I got a bit interested in the lists they were posting.  Then this:  a list of the dead members of the class...

The number was 1/5 of my class.  I was amazed.  I've never thought of us as, well, dead.  It hit me so hard.  It's been on my mind all day. 

Aren't we supposed to live forever?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on June 27, 2014, 08:39:49 PM
I question the practice of enumerating the dead, but the fact of mortality strikes us all at some point.   It is sobering to be a part of a group in which so many people have passed away.  For me, it's the sort of thing that makes me better prepared for the inevitable.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on June 27, 2014, 08:48:37 PM
We have a In Memoriam group for my high school on Facebook.  I dread whenever I see a notification for it.  It is such a sobering thought.  I found out a few people I lost touch with passed away after high school, and I never knew about it. 
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: saltine on June 29, 2014, 07:22:03 PM
We saw Book of Mormon yesterday, amazingly outrageous!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: ses on June 29, 2014, 10:30:06 PM
We saw Book of Mormon yesterday, amazingly outrageous!

Awesome!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 1SO on June 29, 2014, 11:13:19 PM
I agree, but there's a tinge of disappointment that it wraps up so quickly.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on June 30, 2014, 01:18:38 AM
Does anyone else stockpile media?

I have movies I have never watched, albums I have never listened to and books galore on my kindle and my book shelf that I have never read.
It's like I am waiting for some special time in my life when I suddenly have about a year or two to do nothing I then I'll get caught up...
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Totoro on June 30, 2014, 05:26:01 AM
So this happened...

I'm nearing my 50th high school reunion (do the math, I'm old). It should be said here that I've completely lost touch with my high school, moved away, never looked back. I was added without my consent to a Facebook page re: class group gathering addresses for the reunion.  Firstly, I resented the addition to the group.  Then I got a bit interested in the lists they were posting.  Then this:  a list of the dead members of the class...

The number was 1/5 of my class.  I was amazed.  I've never thought of us as, well, dead.  It hit me so hard.  It's been on my mind all day. 

Aren't we supposed to live forever?
Someday, one of us will simply stop posting. Will we notice?
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Dave the Necrobumper on June 30, 2014, 06:01:44 AM
Does anyone else stockpile media?

I have movies I have never watched, albums I have never listened to and books galore on my kindle and my book shelf that I have never read.
It's like I am waiting for some special time in my life when I suddenly have about a year or two to do nothing I then I'll get caught up...

Yes, no, yes (films, albums, books). It is definitely a thing for me. It is usually just me looking for the right thing for my mood, and the stockpile often does not supply that.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on June 30, 2014, 06:06:16 AM
Does anyone else stockpile media?

I have movies I have never watched, albums I have never listened to and books galore on my kindle and my book shelf that I have never read.
It's like I am waiting for some special time in my life when I suddenly have about a year or two to do nothing I then I'll get caught up...


A fair it of all of the above as well.  One thing that happens is that I will be usually more interested in the last book or film I got, not the one I bought previously where I can't remember what peaked my interest in the first place. 
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Lobby on June 30, 2014, 08:19:18 AM
So this happened...

I'm nearing my 50th high school reunion (do the math, I'm old). It should be said here that I've completely lost touch with my high school, moved away, never looked back. I was added without my consent to a Facebook page re: class group gathering addresses for the reunion.  Firstly, I resented the addition to the group.  Then I got a bit interested in the lists they were posting.  Then this:  a list of the dead members of the class...

The number was 1/5 of my class.  I was amazed.  I've never thought of us as, well, dead.  It hit me so hard.  It's been on my mind all day. 

Aren't we supposed to live forever?

I'm nodding from my horizon. I've never been to a high school reunion, but if I went to one I should probably consider booking a therapist apointment at the same time.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Tequila on July 01, 2014, 05:11:12 AM
I'm about to ignore my ten year High School reunion. I think I might give it a go the next time.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: verbALs on July 01, 2014, 06:49:30 AM
I had this conversation with a friend at the weekend (not Sandy). I think going to anything like this is the right thing to do. I'm in a very sociable phase of my life at the moment though. Gives life a buzz.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 01, 2014, 07:36:48 AM
Ehh, I dunno. I went from jumping to at every chance to be sociable to now realizing it's probably best to hone down whom I hang out with. Also swing pretty far down the introvert end of the spectrum,.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on July 01, 2014, 08:08:01 AM
My few friends from that era were 1 year ahead of me and not in my class.  My brother had a HS year book from my days and when I scanned through my class it was kinda of scary how few of those people I actually knew.  So I never considered to attend one of those events plus it would also be quite a commitment to make the journey

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Tequila on July 01, 2014, 08:19:59 AM
Also swing pretty far down the introvert end of the spectrum.
Me as well, plus I feel like I'm still in touch with all the folks from group that I actually cared about anyway. Maybe that's missing the point of going to these things but I simply don't have any desire to catch up just yet.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: verbALs on July 01, 2014, 10:44:30 AM
Ehh, I dunno. I went from jumping to at every chance to be sociable to now realizing it's probably best to hone down whom I hang out with. Also swing pretty far down the introvert end of the spectrum,.

Yeah me too. Not sure you understand what introvert means. It doesn't mean shy.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 01, 2014, 11:10:17 AM
I'm not shy, I just find doing stuff with people draining and after a certain period of time, I'm just done with people for the evening.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on July 01, 2014, 11:34:31 AM
My 30 yr reunion is this summer. I hope they enjoy themselves. I got out and never looked back.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: tinyholidays on July 03, 2014, 11:16:37 PM
Do cusses not get cinecasted out here anymore? I just submitted a post with one and was mildly shocked when it came out the other side undigested.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on July 03, 2014, 11:28:45 PM
I'm pretty sure only CINECAST! and FILMSPOTTER! get bleeped. The rest are acceptable, or at least aren't censored.

For those keeping score at home, that was the f-word and c-word.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: The Deer Hunter on July 04, 2014, 01:26:56 AM
Up until recently when i tried using the f-word i thought you guys were actually saying CINECAST! instead of the actual swear word.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: jdc on July 04, 2014, 02:08:08 AM
Up until recently when i tried using the f-word i thought you guys were actually saying CINECAST! instead of the actual swear word.

I thought this for probably at least a couple years and then one day just decided to type CINECAST! in a post.  now this was the 2nd time
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on July 04, 2014, 03:02:52 AM
CINECAST!, FILMSPOTTER!, motherCINECAST!er


Well a lot of them do - sucker of roosters however will fall thru the filters if typed. In case you wondering...
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 04, 2014, 09:31:06 AM
Oh, I actually replaced the world with CINECAST! all these years.  :-[
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: The Deer Hunter on July 07, 2014, 03:01:32 AM
(http://i57.tinypic.com/2yo5tnm.jpg)

What?
Title: Mind-Blowing Title
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 07, 2014, 07:42:15 AM
You can change the subject line of your replies to thread.
Title: Re: Mind-Blowing Title
Post by: oldkid on July 07, 2014, 08:55:48 AM
You can change the subject line of your replies to thread.

Wow.  That's mind-blowing.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 1SO on July 07, 2014, 09:08:25 AM
I do it all the time, like in my Pixar Marathon. I was going to do something gimmicky for my review of Daar (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=12547.msg774531#msg774531) which I know is of interest to hardly anyone, but in the end I was really happy with the way it came out so I went with a more subtle adjustment.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: roujin on July 07, 2014, 11:41:43 AM
I noticed.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: tinyholidays on July 11, 2014, 10:37:03 AM
I'm Joyce from American Splendor now. I have always been Joyce. I was just wearing a Madeline Kahn mask for a while.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on July 11, 2014, 04:38:05 PM
Joyce is awesome.  From one of my favorite films.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: SmashTheTV on July 11, 2014, 05:59:37 PM
Have you read any of Harvey Pekars work? Our Cancer Year which has a major appearance in that film is his masterpiece. (Co-written by Joyce)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on July 11, 2014, 06:14:43 PM
After I saw American Splendor, I read Our Cancer Year and some other slim volumes.  A great journal, very human.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: SmashTheTV on July 11, 2014, 08:03:15 PM
After I saw American Splendor, I read Our Cancer Year and some other slim volumes.  A great journal, very human.

Our Movie Year is quite good to, but spoiled with a large amount of Jazz stories. (Didn't make sense to have them in a book about his life around and after the movie)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on July 11, 2014, 09:55:10 PM
Actually, Our Movie Year is one I read, too.  I can't remember the titles or story well because I saw them in the library and just stood at the end of a bookcase, reading them.  Takes about an hour each volume.  Don't ask me why I didn't sit down.  I don't know.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Junior on July 13, 2014, 12:33:10 AM
Call this Junior CPR. The last 10 reviews I've posted in the Respond to thread have gotten zero feedback. Like, nothing. I get that spans like this happen and it's probably all a coincidence, but maybe it's not. What can I do to write better reviews? What's annoying, what causes you to stop reading? Help me be more interesting!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on July 13, 2014, 12:43:40 AM
Well, your Easy A review in Top 100 Club led to quite a lot of discussion.

All the reviews you've posted lately in Respond To thread are films I have not seen and thus have little to say. The last film you posted there that I have seen was The Great Dictator, of which I just have little to say about. You are just too early or too late to the game. Watch the right films at the right time. :D
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: 1SO on July 13, 2014, 12:52:00 AM
General pre-diagnosis: Reviews have a longer lifespan if filed under the Director's Thread when possible. It cements them as a reference source

Junior diagnosis:
Jodorowsky's Dune - put that in my Watchlist after skimming your review. I say 'skim' because by now I'm generally so in sync with your opinions that I will check out anything that receives at least an 8/10 That is also why I will probably watch Willow Creek for Shocktober, though I have a much bigger plan in mind for that Marathon.

After MT, my interest in Life Itself grew tremendously. I watched it yesterday because of your review on the 9th. My mistake was that I posted my thoughts, and we almost started a discussion, but never responded to your review.

You want to know why I put Transcendence on my Watchlist? "Is there a movie as silly as this one out so far this year?"
After 21JS and Lego, 22JS is going to get watched. I didn't want to read your review beforehand.

Bad Words. They Came Together. - The pattern I'm noticing is that you see movies I want to see. Only you see them before me. So I tend to look at the rating and skim the review. Afterwards, I go into the Director's thread, but don't do a search to pull reviews out of that soup bowl.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Junior on July 13, 2014, 01:01:51 AM
I think you might actually have a point with the too late or too early thing. A lot of those 10 were on either of those ends. I can't help it on the too late thing, and I can't really see myself holding on to a review until it is more widely available because that seems all too professional to me. So, I guess I'm telling myself to deal with it.

And yeah, there was a lot of talking about other movies and my horrible whatever-ism after that Easy A review. Not exactly what I was hoping for, but I'll take it!

1SO, I'm glad I'm having some effect! Keep having good taste. I am also of two minds on the whole director thread thing. I understand the archival aspect and I like the idea of chronicling a growing director's work there, or me discovering a director in the same fashion. I guess I just have a lot of goodwill towards the Respond to thread, being an old-timer and all. I like the chaos, and the idea that there would be a review of The Mist by the new guy followed by Snowpiercer from Bondo and then Muppets Most Wanted from you and after all that the movie I've never heard of from Martin (I'm speculating here, that review has yet to be written). Movies are everything, and the Respond to thread is our own community's embodiment of that idea.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on July 13, 2014, 01:05:20 AM
My problem with the Directors thread is that when I see it in new posts, I don't know if it is review or just someone posting/updating a ranking. So I don't click unless it feels timely (Matt Reeves).
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: don s. on July 13, 2014, 02:22:43 PM
I'm really enjoying living in The Future. On Friday, I was at Amazon.com clearing some stuff off of my Wish List (by … ordering it). With my Prime membership, I expected I would start getting some of the items as early as Monday. But the first package arrived today (it's Sunday, by the way), courtesy of the U.S. Postal Service. WHEN DID THIS START HAPPENING? When have you ever seen a post(wo)man on a Sunday? I'm not complaining, but I actually felt a little guilty. It was like she left church early, threw on her uniform, hopped in the truck, and made a special trip to my house just so I could start watching old W.C Fields movies.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: verbALs on July 13, 2014, 03:05:20 PM
We're with you. Sunday deliveries in the UK with Prime got the first today. Poor delivery guys (bet it's not triple pay)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: The Deer Hunter on August 09, 2014, 06:32:27 PM
Went to Cirque du Soleil last night. Well, at least i tried to. Turns out the tickets i bought 4 months ago is for August next year. Awkward. ;D We weren't the only ones who made that mistake though.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: smirnoff on August 09, 2014, 06:38:56 PM
:))
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on August 09, 2014, 08:22:40 PM
They sell tickets to Cirque more than a year in advance?  :o
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: The Deer Hunter on August 09, 2014, 08:27:03 PM
They sell tickets to Cirque more than a year in advance?  :o

I thought that too. If you buy tickets to an event in a month coming up you assume it's that one. I never even thought to check for the year.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 24, 2014, 01:22:10 AM
I feel inundated with videos portraying some sort of injustice/violence against someone.
Makes me depressed and want to delete my FB account.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oneaprilday on August 24, 2014, 02:15:08 AM
I know.

I just changed my settings so at least the videos wouldn't automatically play.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: MartinTeller on August 24, 2014, 01:01:50 PM
I'm being inundated with a different kind of video.  It is not possible for me to be more aware of ALS than I am right now.  I am so goddamn aware of ALS.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 24, 2014, 02:24:20 PM
I appreciate raising awareness (and money) for a good cause, I think the form its taken is supremely tacky.  The whole chainmail style where you have 24 hours to respond or else is invasive and rude. Also, some people aren't comfortable videoing themselves or would just rather not dump a bucket of ice on themselves. Or maybe they'd rather donate the money anonymously without being called out or noticed for their donation. Some people might want to give their money to other, equally important causes. It's the whole bandwagon mentality where a lot of people are doing it just because all their family and friends are doing it.

It's doing a good thing, so you seem like an ass for critiquing it, but it think there are some problematic dimensions to it.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: pixote on August 24, 2014, 03:53:34 PM
I thought pouring a bucket of ice water on yourself was the option for people who didn't donate.

That's what Jean-Luc (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju5VxyM3S4o#noexternalembed) taught me, anyway.

pixote
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 24, 2014, 04:20:00 PM
Lot of people are doing it so they can challenge other people...but I might be understanding the rules wrong.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: roujin on August 24, 2014, 04:32:42 PM
Some men just want to watch the world burn.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on August 24, 2014, 04:42:36 PM
Although I am also bored with videos of people dumping water on themselves (although Neil Gaiman did it with class and Patrick Steward didn't do it with class), I am happy to watch a charity movement be so successful.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on August 24, 2014, 06:50:18 PM
OAD - I actually posted a video of one of the shootings in St Louis but the discussion was so disheartening that I deleted the post.
When did we (as a culture) devalue human life so much - especially those considered out on the fringes of society?
There are times when I feel so hopeful for the world but this is not one of them...

@oldkid - I feel ya man. That stuff has turned into a cariacature of itself so quickly...
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: SmashTheTV on August 24, 2014, 08:04:19 PM
I think the Ice challenge started in Australia, then spread to New Zealand, so we had a month of it. Ice was sold out across the country in the middle of winter. It was finally starting to die out. I stopped seeing in on Facebook. Then American celebrities got into it..

I worked for a Charity once. So I'm pretty cynical about them. If I could hook you on to a $20 a month donation and once I got my cut & my company got a cut it would be over a year until the charity got any money and by then you might of unsubscribed.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on August 24, 2014, 08:09:58 PM
I run a charity and we are always unable to keep up on our bills.  So I'm pleased when someone succeeds.  Fundraising isn't easy.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: mañana on August 27, 2014, 10:22:17 AM
Not to brag or anything, but I totally have a beginners drivers license.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 27, 2014, 11:37:29 AM
The roads will never quite be the same again.  ;D
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: pixote on August 29, 2014, 12:30:44 PM
Wondering how many list-makers know that they're not limited to the colors in the forum's drop list.

Navy
Blue
Royalblue
Mediumblue
Dodgerblue
Steelblue
Skyblue
Deepskyblue
Lightskyblue
Aquamarine
Lightblue
Slateblue
Turquoise
Aqua
Powderblue
Cadetblue
Midnightblue
Darkblue
Orchid
Plum
Violet
Thistle
Mediumorchid
Darkorchid
Darkviolet
Blueviolet
Hotpink
Deeppink
Fuchsia
Lightpink
Magenta
Pink
Salmon
Lightcoral
Mediumpurple
Darkmagenta
Indigo
Purple
Seagreen
Darkcyan
Forestgreen
Limegreen
Darkgreen
Springgreen
Green
Lightgreen
Palegreen
Teal
Lime
Yellowgreen
Olive
Olivedrab
Darkorange
Tomato
Coral
Crimson
Indianred
Orangered
Red
Chocolate
Saddlebrown
Sienna
Slategray
Darkgray
Black
Orange
Goldenrod
Gold

pixote
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Junior on August 29, 2014, 12:33:52 PM
I really hope you just copy and pasted that from somewhere instead of writing it all out. But that's fun info. Now I can finally indicate all the different kinds of movies based on colors and suchly.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Bondo on August 29, 2014, 12:40:27 PM
No movies are good enough to qualify for purple.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: pixote on August 29, 2014, 12:41:41 PM
I really hope you just copy and pasted that from somewhere instead of writing it all out.

I copied and pasted the words and then used a quick formula to add the color code. A thirty second process.

pixote
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Melvil on August 29, 2014, 02:27:21 PM
Finally I can properly rank my lists from Thistle to Aquamarine. Thanks pixote!
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: oldkid on August 29, 2014, 04:55:33 PM
I did not know this.  Saving info

Thanks pixote :)
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: alexarch on September 10, 2014, 11:17:03 PM
I'm disturbed by magenta through orchid. Too vaginal.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: tinyholidays on September 11, 2014, 03:38:55 AM
no such thing
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: alexarch on September 11, 2014, 10:23:13 AM
Feeeeeeling
Like a daisy
Feeeeeeling
Like a lily
Feeeeeeling
Like a rose
Feeeeeeling
Like an ORCHID!!!!


If you don't know the rest, you need to get hip.
Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Tim on September 23, 2014, 05:29:06 AM
I just bought a CD drive and the 3.1 kickstart ROM for my Amiga 1200 ;)

Now I can finally install Amiga OS 3.9!

http://www.haage-partner.de/amiga/aos39/aos39-e.htm (http://www.haage-partner.de/amiga/aos39/aos39-e.htm)

Title: Re: General Chatter
Post by: Tim on September 23, 2014, 06:41:40 AM
I just bought a CD drive and the 3.1 kickstart ROM for my Amiga 1200 ;)

Now I can finally install Amiga OS 3.9!

http://www.haage-partner.de/amiga/aos39/aos39-e.htm (http://www.haage-partner.de/amiga/aos39/aos39-e.htm)