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Title: What are you doing?
Post by: pixote on January 03, 2011, 02:37:00 AM
Right now.


I'm writing.
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Post by: mañana on January 03, 2011, 03:08:14 AM
Suck it monkeys, I'm going corporate!
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 03, 2011, 03:22:35 AM
Staying awake.
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Post by: pixote on January 03, 2011, 03:22:52 AM
Suck it monkeys, I'm going corporate!

I'm sure that's where Claude would have ended up, too. You know, had things worked out different.

pixote
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Post by: mañana on January 03, 2011, 03:37:22 AM
[noembed]You could totally tell he had sellout written all over him, he was trying way too hard. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQYYsnTaP9I=#t=0m22s)[/noembed]
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Post by: Beavermoose on January 03, 2011, 03:38:08 AM
At work, listening to some hobo tell me his life story. X_x I want to shoot myself... :-\
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Post by: Wilson on January 03, 2011, 04:35:10 AM
I've been for a jog, cleaned my car and done the shopping.  It's still only 10.30am :-\
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Post by: Corndog on January 03, 2011, 08:21:29 AM
Getting ready for work, which will be followed by my first class tonight. It has begun again  :(
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 03, 2011, 08:49:23 AM
A film or a game, not sure which yet.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on January 03, 2011, 09:43:06 AM
wondering if pix is stabilizing the forums or fiendishly putting his stamp on the collective? or ingeniously post-whoring
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: pixote on January 03, 2011, 02:03:38 PM
wondering if pix is stabilizing the forums or fiendishly putting his stamp on the collective? or ingeniously post-whoring

I was wondering the same.  :)

pixote
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Post by: 'Noke on January 03, 2011, 02:24:18 PM
Making a huge bunch of New Year resolution's which will probably take up all my time for the next year.
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Post by: Bondo on January 03, 2011, 10:00:15 PM
Wondering if the forum software calendar will figure out the whole 2011 thing before my birthday.
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Post by: Mike Shutt on January 04, 2011, 06:54:53 AM
Getting ready for my second day of my last semester of high school.
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Post by: FroHam X on January 04, 2011, 07:52:06 AM
Sometimes I forget that GC is still in high school. And then I'm reminded. It really does explain a lot.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 04, 2011, 09:08:16 AM
Going to Atlantic City for the day. I don't really like going so much (not having money kind of hurts the whole gambling thing  :P ), but my grandmom wants to go, so I can walk around and get a card and something. I think the website said they give me $25 free slot dollars for signing up as well, so that is alright I guess. Also, blackjack for a dollar, but I detest blackjack almost as much as I detest slots. I want to play and watch craps.
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Post by: edgar00 on January 04, 2011, 03:46:50 PM
seeing how a lot of Filmspotters have detail-heavy 'movies watched in 2011' posts and thinking if I should be more precise as well.
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Post by: Wilson on January 04, 2011, 04:03:30 PM
Congrats Bill.

I only came here to express my delight at getting a date next Tuesday with the most amazing girl in the world, that I met last Sunday night.  Nice opposite ends of the spectrum.

It went fantastically.  So much so, we've booked tickets to go see We Will Rock You musical late Jan/early Feb.  Trying to stay grounded, but she's pretty wonderful.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on January 04, 2011, 04:15:24 PM
 :)

(I'm reading about more dead birds in the southeast... these aren't really in the same spectrum at all.)
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Post by: Melvil on January 05, 2011, 12:50:38 AM
Watching movies until 4 a.m. since I then have to drive my brother to the airport. Tomorrow's gonna suck.
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Post by: mañana on January 05, 2011, 12:51:36 AM
Ouch.
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Post by: pixote on January 05, 2011, 12:55:08 AM
Watching movies until 4 a.m.

My guitar gently weeps.  ;)

pixote
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 05, 2011, 01:12:01 AM
Finishing off an epic, 3000 word expository as to why I watch these motion picture things. It will probably go up tomorrow.
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Post by: mañana on January 05, 2011, 01:13:09 AM
Finishing off an epic, 3000 word expository as to why I watch these motion picture things. It will probably go up tomorrow.
I'd also like to hear about the Sega Genesis phase.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 05, 2011, 01:14:43 AM
Finishing off an epic, 3000 word expository as to why I watch these motion picture things. It will probably go up tomorrow.
I'd also like to hear about the Sega Genesis phase.
That's for the why I play video games post, which I've actually written, I just haven't posted.
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Post by: mañana on January 05, 2011, 01:37:43 AM
Can't wait!
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Post by: Bondo on January 05, 2011, 01:47:10 AM
My reason #1 is trying to understand human emotion and behaviors. Apparently some things make people sad and other things make people happy. And sometimes people do things even when it doesn't make sense.
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Post by: Melvil on January 05, 2011, 03:50:52 AM
Watching movies until 4 a.m.

My guitar gently weeps.  ;)

Life is so tough! ;D
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Post by: Melvil on January 05, 2011, 06:21:48 AM
Ugh, my brother can be such a jerk. He has serious communication problems. :-\ When he's gone I have to cover for his work, yet he didn't let me know about this trip until he asked me to take him to the airport. Two days ago. Then it wasn't until we were in the car leaving that he told me I had to pick up the person he's going with, half an hour in the complete opposite direction. So it was a much longer mid-night excursion than I thought. >:(

Guess I'll try and get a few hours of sleep now that the sun is coming up.
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Post by: mañana on January 05, 2011, 06:55:05 PM
A painful airport farewell.  :'(

I can take you guys and gals with me wherever I go, right? RIGHT?
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 05, 2011, 07:17:40 PM
Only in your heart and in your head.

You could also possibly smuggle a small filmspotter in your hair.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on January 05, 2011, 07:20:59 PM
Dealing with the fact that someone hacked my gmail account, and creating a new gmail account so I can delete said hacked account.
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Post by: mañana on January 05, 2011, 07:22:13 PM
You could also possibly smuggle a small filmspotter in your hair.
:) That's exactly why I grow it like that.
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Post by: StarCarly on January 05, 2011, 11:22:36 PM
Watching some NewsRadio.
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Post by: Mike Shutt on January 06, 2011, 06:50:26 AM
Trying to stay awake, so I can get through the day.
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Post by: Corndog on January 06, 2011, 03:33:33 PM
Really not wanting to go to class in half an hour. I would much prefer being able to attend the annual Crosstown Shootout (Xavier v. Cincinnati). Sadly my mundane, boring, useless education has to get in the way. But seriously, of all classes it has to be this one...
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Post by: Bondo on January 06, 2011, 04:43:25 PM
Hoping the brackets get going again...maybe once filmspot fever subsides.
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Post by: enzobot24 on January 06, 2011, 06:17:12 PM
Messing around with my new fountain pen - got a decent German one (Lamy). Really the best pen tech for those that write in cursive like myself.

Besides that, I'm enjoying the fact that I only have classes Tuesday through Thursday this quarter... mmm, four day weekends.
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Post by: Tequila on January 06, 2011, 07:42:56 PM
Lamy is awesome.
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Post by: edgar00 on January 06, 2011, 11:03:14 PM
Post whoring for one thing.
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Post by: Junior on January 06, 2011, 11:13:36 PM
Messing around with my new fountain pen - got a decent German one (Lamy). Really the best pen tech for those that write in cursive like myself.

Besides that, I'm enjoying the fact that I only have classes Tuesday through Thursday this quarter... mmm, four day weekends.

I got into a four day weekend thing my second semester of college. I was living in a single and I didn't really go out except for food or whatever. Don't fall into this trap! Make sure you still do things!
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Post by: edgar00 on January 06, 2011, 11:27:30 PM
Preparing a review for San Quentin.
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Post by: 1SO on January 07, 2011, 10:11:05 AM
Making Award recommendations to a member of the DGA.  Just got another vote for Fincher and Nolan.
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Post by: FroHam X on January 07, 2011, 12:03:15 PM
Making Award recommendations to a member of the DGA.  Just got another vote for Fincher and Nolan.

As though they need your help.
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Post by: Bondo on January 07, 2011, 12:30:29 PM
Film editing.
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Post by: FroHam X on January 07, 2011, 12:32:58 PM
Editing a very very long piece of audio recording. You guys might enjoy this.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 07, 2011, 12:34:08 PM
It better be what I think it is.
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Post by: 1SO on January 07, 2011, 01:33:04 PM
Making Award recommendations to a member of the DGA.  Just got another vote for Fincher and Nolan.

As though they need your help.
It was a Catch-22.  If I had them vote for Gasper Noe or Banksy, it'd be throwing away a vote.  My other choices (Aronofsky, Tom Hooper, David O. Russell) are also near locks.  Actually, of that group Nolan seems the most vulnerable.
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Post by: Tequila on January 07, 2011, 01:36:46 PM
'them'? Just how many people do you have in your pocket? And do they know you're just using them?
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Post by: ¡Keith! on January 07, 2011, 01:37:10 PM
Fun with lasers
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Post by: Mosca on January 07, 2011, 01:39:29 PM
Fun with lasers
Show me
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Post by: ¡Keith! on January 07, 2011, 02:14:54 PM
Fun with lasers
Show me

You'd go blind
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Post by: Mosca on January 07, 2011, 02:22:03 PM
Fun with lasers
Show me

You'd go blind
Not IN my eyes, you fool  :D
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Post by: Bill Thompson on January 07, 2011, 03:56:23 PM
Post whoring for one thing.

I believe I may be doing the same thing, we shall see...
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Post by: pixote on January 07, 2011, 11:33:25 PM
Heading home. Finally.

pixote
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Post by: smirnoff on January 07, 2011, 11:39:59 PM
I'm up late. Can't pull myself away from the computer for some reaosn.
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Post by: Junior on January 08, 2011, 11:28:14 PM
Not posting reviews for Buried, Piranha 3D or Four Lions.
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Post by: Pseuds on January 09, 2011, 08:00:01 AM
Watching Outlaw, can't say its sparking any enthusiasm in me.
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Post by: Junior on January 09, 2011, 09:48:31 PM
Not posting reviews for Buried, Piranha 3D or Four Lions.

I knew there was a reason why I wasn't doing this.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on January 10, 2011, 09:47:43 AM
Trying to find a version of VLC Media Player to download that isn't saddled with some extra add-on, like Bing Bar or a survey machine thingie. I need the version I download to be clean because this is my girlfriend's computer, not mine. Anyone know of any places to download add-on free versions?
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Post by: Verite on January 10, 2011, 10:32:19 AM
Trying to find a version of VLC Media Player to download that isn't saddled with some extra add-on, like Bing Bar or a survey machine thingie. I need the version I download to be clean because this is my girlfriend's computer, not mine. Anyone know of any places to download add-on free versions?

I got mine from VideoLan, recently updated it to the new version, and don't see any add-ons.  Where are they supposed to appear?  I don't know where to look. My browser doesn't have Bing Bar and I don't know the survey machine that you mentioned.
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Post by: Wilson on January 10, 2011, 10:35:11 AM
There's an option to install the addons when you install vlc from the official site.  All you have to do is make sure you uncheck them during the install process and they won't appear.

At least, that's the way it was when I last installed it before christmas.
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Post by: FifthCityMuse on January 10, 2011, 11:24:21 PM
Getting ready to go see The Jane Austen Argument with Kim Boekbinder and, possibly, depending on her health, Amanda Palmer. Gotta love ninja gigs.

Rock on bitches.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on January 11, 2011, 01:33:47 AM
karate, friendship, ect.
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Post by: Beavermoose on January 11, 2011, 06:03:51 AM
Working new job as a projectionist at uni, its freaking great!
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Post by: Mosca on January 11, 2011, 07:16:18 AM
Reading Realtime updates on my 123 server outage. People on Twitter DO get excited!  ::)
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Post by: Corndog on January 11, 2011, 08:28:02 AM
Morning class got cancelled and by the time my night class rolls around I expect the University should be closed, so Snow Day! Ima get some homework done then watch movies all day. ;D
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 11, 2011, 01:48:55 PM
Killing time inbetween classes.
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Post by: jbissell on January 11, 2011, 02:15:36 PM
Snow Day! Which means I get to go home and shovel. And then do math homework.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 11, 2011, 06:47:56 PM
Getting ready to go see The Jane Austen Argument with Kim Boekbinder and, possibly, depending on her health, Amanda Palmer. Gotta love ninja gigs.

Rock on bitches.

Yay! Amanda Palmer!
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Post by: FifthCityMuse on January 11, 2011, 08:45:05 PM
Hopefully I'll write it up soon. Let's just say that it was crowded, sweaty, and awesome. The real find of the night is Kim Boekbinder. She's totally stunning.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on January 11, 2011, 08:51:38 PM
Thinking about applying to be a member of The Online Film Critics Society this March, I'll probably be denied but it's worth a shot.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 11, 2011, 08:52:13 PM
O yea, I should do that just for the heck of it. I forgot to last year.
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Post by: roujin on January 11, 2011, 08:58:20 PM
Sitting in chat.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 11, 2011, 09:43:43 PM
Hopefully I'll write it up soon. Let's just say that it was crowded, sweaty, and awesome. The real find of the night is Kim Boekbinder. She's totally stunning.

am iTuning her as I type.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 11, 2011, 09:44:28 PM
Thinking about applying to be a member of The Online Film Critics Society this March, I'll probably be denied but it's worth a shot.

you should totally go for that Bill!
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Post by: Beavermoose on January 11, 2011, 11:16:40 PM
Juggling women. Some are easier than others.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 11, 2011, 11:26:33 PM
Crafting preliminary best games and directors of 2010 lists.
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Post by: jbissell on January 13, 2011, 09:37:57 AM
The cross-eyed opossum just made me laugh way too much.
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Post by: Tequila on January 13, 2011, 05:39:10 PM
Realizing that the party I'm invited to on Saturday is a Costume Party.
Oh.
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Post by: Bondo on January 13, 2011, 10:14:28 PM
Wishing I was still living in Denver. The Denver Film Center is screening Goodbye Solo on Sunday, introduced by Ramin Bahrani. That would be pretty awesome.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 14, 2011, 12:08:41 AM
Wishing I was still living in Denver. The Denver Film Center is screening Goodbye Solo on Sunday, introduced by Ramin Bahrani. That would be pretty awesome.

Seems to be an understatement. I think Solo is probably his worst film, but it's still really great. Make a new film, Ramin!
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Post by: Mike Shutt on January 14, 2011, 06:48:02 AM
Getting ready to make my way through the final day of the school week before a 3 day off period.
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Post by: edgar00 on January 14, 2011, 07:29:18 PM
Preparing a review for Each Dawn I Die.
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Post by: Corndog on January 15, 2011, 01:06:27 AM
Episode 1 of Here's the Thing in the books! Think it went pretty well. We recorded it and hope to get it available in podcast form for everyone to listen to soon. Did anyone listen?!
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Post by: jbissell on January 15, 2011, 11:55:10 AM
Going to a funeral for my gf's grandma. Will be interesting to see how the Buddhists do it.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 16, 2011, 06:52:21 AM
Getting ready for my 1st 1/2 marathon - today is the day!
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Post by: saltine on January 16, 2011, 06:58:04 AM
Getting ready for my 1st 1/2 marathon - today is the day!

Best of luck! 
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Post by: Mosca on January 16, 2011, 08:35:48 AM
Getting ready for my 1st 1/2 marathon - today is the day!
  :) Move it
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Post by: ¡Keith! on January 16, 2011, 02:55:51 PM
how went it marty?
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 16, 2011, 03:07:15 PM
Finished w/ time to spare! Enjoying a post race beer as I type. It was quite emotional when I finished and I am NOT taking my medal off all day today. Lol!
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Post by: Melvil on January 16, 2011, 03:13:35 PM
Congrats Marty! That's awesome.
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Post by: Clovis8 on January 16, 2011, 03:15:00 PM
Finished w/ time to spare! Enjoying a post race beer as I type. It was quite emotional when I finished and I am NOT taking my medal off all day today. Lol!

sweet!
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Post by: mañana on January 16, 2011, 03:38:54 PM
Well done!
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Post by: ¡Keith! on January 16, 2011, 04:24:50 PM
It was quite emotional when I finished and I am NOT taking my medal off all day today.

grats... and have fun in the shower!
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 16, 2011, 06:15:49 PM
Counting down to the tears. Last episode of Hannah Montana ever tonight  :'(  :'(  :'(
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 16, 2011, 06:29:23 PM
Watching StarCraft II instead of the Golden Globes.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 16, 2011, 06:36:26 PM
Counting down to the tears. Last episode of Hannah Montana ever tonight  :'(  :'(  :'(

Turns out it was an hour long one, and I missed the first half, so I'll just wait until it comes on Netflix in the next couple of days. I can wait a few more days, I reckon.
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Post by: Mike Shutt on January 16, 2011, 06:50:42 PM
Counting down to the tears. Last episode of Hannah Montana ever tonight  :'(  :'(  :'(

That show was still on?
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Post by: edgar00 on January 16, 2011, 07:39:59 PM
Preparing a review for Inception.
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Post by: oneaprilday on January 16, 2011, 11:14:07 PM
Finished w/ time to spare! Enjoying a post race beer as I type. It was quite emotional when I finished and I am NOT taking my medal off all day today. Lol!
Woo!!! Awesome, Marty!
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Post by: Mosca on January 17, 2011, 09:25:44 AM
Finished w/ time to spare! Enjoying a post race beer as I type. It was quite emotional when I finished and I am NOT taking my medal off all day today. Lol!
Hurrah!  ;D
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 17, 2011, 09:31:54 AM
It was an doubleplus good experience for sure. I registered in the San Diego 1/2 marathon for June 5th and I am looking at the Disneyland race in september too.
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Post by: Mosca on January 17, 2011, 09:34:37 AM
It was an doubleplus good experience for sure. I registered in the San Diego 1/2 marathon for June 5th and I am looking at the Disneyland race in september too.
Do you have to run in costume?  :)
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 17, 2011, 09:39:28 AM
I'm sure you could - there were several in costume yesterday. I never thought 13.1 miles could be such a party.
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Post by: Mosca on January 17, 2011, 09:40:36 AM
I'm sure you could - there were several in costume yesterday. I never thought 13.1 miles could be such a party.
A common cause usually makes people v happy
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Post by: Emiliana on January 17, 2011, 12:35:53 PM
Being pleasantly surprised that my internet connection is still working - they said they were going to cut it off today.

Also, sitting on a huge pile of boxes. Everything except the kitchen, the pictures on the walls and the electric appliances is completely packed up. Those three things will be taken care of tomorrow - and then I'll be ready for the moving people to come at 8 am on Wednesday.
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Post by: smirnoff on January 17, 2011, 12:52:26 PM
Hope everything goes well during the move, Em. :)
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Post by: Mike Shutt on January 17, 2011, 12:53:54 PM
Beginning the massive process of reworking my top 100.
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Post by: Emiliana on January 17, 2011, 01:05:55 PM
Hope everything goes well during the move, Em. :)

Thanks 'noff! Can't wait to get this all over with, but so far, so good. :)
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Post by: Corndog on January 17, 2011, 04:33:12 PM
Just spent a few hours making a database of the movies I own. Final count is 241. Also, reorganized based on release dates, keeping DVD, collections and Blus separate of course.
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Post by: 'Noke on January 17, 2011, 04:43:15 PM
Saying Hi to emliana.
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Post by: Emiliana on January 18, 2011, 02:17:53 AM
Saying Hi to emliana.

Hi you!
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Post by: Mosca on January 18, 2011, 07:34:06 AM
Being pleasantly surprised that my internet connection is still working - they said they were going to cut it off today.

Also, sitting on a huge pile of boxes. Everything except the kitchen, the pictures on the walls and the electric appliances is completely packed up. Those three things will be taken care of tomorrow - and then I'll be ready for the moving people to come at 8 am on Wednesday.
Yes, happy moving! It's lovely to be somewhere new  :)
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Post by: oneaprilday on January 18, 2011, 10:27:22 AM
Also, sitting on a huge pile of boxes. Everything except the kitchen, the pictures on the walls and the electric appliances is completely packed up. Those three things will be taken care of tomorrow - and then I'll be ready for the moving people to come at 8 am on Wednesday.

Hope things are going well today, Em, in preparation for tomorrow! :)
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Post by: pixote on January 18, 2011, 12:49:32 PM
Using Alt+0161 to type ¡Keith!'s name without having to cut and paste.

pixote
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Post by: ¡Keith! on January 18, 2011, 01:24:20 PM
 :D
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 18, 2011, 07:54:33 PM
Biting off far more than I can chew. Means I'll be scarce round these parts for a bit.  :-\
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 18, 2011, 10:33:35 PM
super happy fun time.
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Post by: chesterfilms on January 18, 2011, 10:36:31 PM
doing things
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Post by: saltine on January 18, 2011, 10:59:05 PM
Got a new girl?
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Post by: chesterfilms on January 18, 2011, 11:06:54 PM
yes. i am getting married in 60 days :)
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Post by: ses on January 18, 2011, 11:07:30 PM
yes. i am getting married in 60 days :)

Congrats!!
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Post by: tinyholidays on January 18, 2011, 11:22:35 PM
Just finished the first draft of my Filmspots ballot. My love of Winter's Bone looks so much more objective now.
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Post by: saltine on January 18, 2011, 11:25:57 PM
yes. i am getting married in 60 days :)

<-----Is that the lucky girl?
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Post by: chesterfilms on January 18, 2011, 11:44:02 PM
yes she is
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Post by: tinyholidays on January 19, 2011, 12:00:12 AM
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If you turn your head sideways, that is a skyscraper of love. I built it for you.
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Post by: oneaprilday on January 19, 2011, 12:43:38 AM
So good to see you here, chester!!! :) :) :)

And many happy congrats to you and your girl! :)
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Post by: Junior on January 19, 2011, 12:45:41 AM
Woo!
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Post by: ¡Keith! on January 19, 2011, 03:26:55 AM
'Grats Chester! (Back in the US? Ever actually leave?)
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Post by: Wilson on January 19, 2011, 12:09:12 PM
Getting ready for my 8th date in a little over 2 weeks with the same girl.  I think I like her.
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Post by: 'Noke on January 19, 2011, 12:11:20 PM
YayChester!!! Congrats!!! Welcome back!!!!

And that's awesome Wilson. :)
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Post by: MartinTeller on January 19, 2011, 12:11:44 PM
Back in the office after a month of working from home, recovering from achilles tendon surgery.  Had insomnia last night (my brain wanted to play "This Is Your Life" all night), operating on 2 hours of sleep.  Feeling dazed.
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Post by: oneaprilday on January 19, 2011, 12:12:38 PM
Getting ready for my 8th date in a little over 2 weeks with the same girl.  I think I like her.
:)

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Post by: mañana on January 19, 2011, 12:14:35 PM
Congrats, chester!
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Post by: saltine on January 19, 2011, 05:37:53 PM
That's a hard surgery and recovery, MT.  I hope you get more rest in the days/nights to come and heal quickly.

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Post by: FifthCityMuse on January 19, 2011, 05:43:03 PM
We've finally got the internet connected! Yay!
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Post by: Bondo on January 19, 2011, 06:05:50 PM
Putting the finishing touches for the semester's syllabi.
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Post by: roujin on January 19, 2011, 06:36:04 PM
Sitting in chat.
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Post by: chesterfilms on January 19, 2011, 07:34:37 PM
thanks guys!
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Post by: Clovis8 on January 19, 2011, 11:24:54 PM
gratz Saltine and Chester.  ;D
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Post by: ¡Keith! on January 20, 2011, 12:24:34 AM
gratz Saltine and Chester.  ;D

wait, what?
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Post by: Bondo on January 20, 2011, 12:53:47 AM
Haha, I think Saltine threw some by doing this

<---

in reference to the "lucky girl" or something. She was asking if it was the girl in Chester's picture but it could be seen as coyly talking about herself.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: saltine on January 20, 2011, 01:03:30 AM
Haha, I think Saltine threw some by doing this

<---

in reference to the "lucky girl" or something. She was asking if it was the girl in Chester's picture but it could be seen as coyly talking about herself.

except I don't know how to be coy

I was pointing to the lovely girl.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Mosca on January 20, 2011, 12:31:32 PM
Biting off far more than I can chew. Means I'll be scarce round these parts for a bit.  :-\
Well, don't stray too far.  :(
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Post by: edgar00 on January 20, 2011, 03:52:31 PM
Wondering what I will do on Saturday morning ( my first regular 2-day weekend since the holiday break).

Probably watch soccer while eating Reese Puffs, but I'm not sure.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on January 20, 2011, 05:50:46 PM
yes. i am getting married in 60 days :)

Congrats! Yay!
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Post by: Clovis8 on January 20, 2011, 06:17:47 PM
Haha, I think Saltine threw some by doing this

<---

in reference to the "lucky girl" or something. She was asking if it was the girl in Chester's picture but it could be seen as coyly talking about herself.

doh!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 20, 2011, 11:07:12 PM
Regretting that I missed out on My Dog Tulip. Sorry Filmspots  :'(  :'(  :'(
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Post by: FifthCityMuse on January 21, 2011, 12:22:47 AM
I'm totally alone on this, but you have nothing to regret. Worst film I saw last year.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: pixote on January 21, 2011, 05:07:31 PM
Opening the voting for the 2010 Filmspots. Here are the nominations ballots (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=9629.0). The deadline to vote is January 31.

pixote
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: smirnoff on January 21, 2011, 05:17:56 PM
10 Days. I can do it!
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Post by: CSSCHNEIDER on January 21, 2011, 05:38:08 PM
TRONing out to Journey's Separate Ways thanks to Pandora.  Let's all go to FLYNN's Arcade and get our game on.
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Post by: Bondo on January 21, 2011, 05:42:18 PM
My ballot is ready pending any last week discoveries.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 21, 2011, 05:50:47 PM
Yeah, I'm making mine now as well.Will get to Illusionist tomorrow, Boonmee maybe tomorrow as well, though I should just count that as 2011 if it is as good as word implies. Have Four Lions, Ghost Writer, and Macgruber I'm undecided about seeing. Who knows. Illusionist is the big one. Sad I missed Tulip and Tangled, just so I could know my animation ballot is top notch.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jbissell on January 21, 2011, 09:40:41 PM
Yikes, don't think I'll get much watched in 10 days. Really haven't seen enough this year to feel good about filling out a ballot but I guess there's enough stuff that can carry over from last year.
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Post by: jbissell on January 21, 2011, 09:47:12 PM
Also, I'm doing math homework on a Friday night.

Lame.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: pixote on January 21, 2011, 10:20:51 PM
Realizing that I spent more time in the last few days organizing the Filmspots than I did watching Filmspot films.

Time to change that.

pixote
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: mañana on January 21, 2011, 10:24:59 PM
Yikes, don't think I'll get much watched in 10 days. Really haven't seen enough this year to feel good about filling out a ballot
This.

Realizing that I spent more time in the last few days organizing the Filmspots than I did watching Filmspot films.
Thanks for your work!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: MartinTeller on January 21, 2011, 10:30:06 PM
Yikes, don't think I'll get much watched in 10 days. Really haven't seen enough this year to feel good about filling out a ballot

Same here.  I tend to play catch-up when the Oscar nominees get announced.  I wish I could participate, but there's no way I can watch many 2010 movies before the end of the month.  Well, I could if I got really frantic about it, but I've got a lot of other stuff on my plate at the moment.
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Post by: pixote on January 21, 2011, 10:44:56 PM
Yikes, don't think I'll get much watched in 10 days. Really haven't seen enough this year to feel good about filling out a ballot

Same here.  I tend to play catch-up when the Oscar nominees get announced.  I wish I could participate, but there's no way I can watch many 2010 movies before the end of the month.  Well, I could if I got really frantic about it, but I've got a lot of other stuff on my plate at the moment.

If there's one nominee that you're particularly passionate about (whether it be a film or performance or whatever), it's worth submitting a ballot, even if that one nominee is the only thing on it.

Unless I find a bunch of gems in the next ten days, my own ballot is going to be really, really sparse.

pixote
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Junior on January 22, 2011, 01:32:59 AM
Looking at potentially getting a 35mm prime lens for my birthday. Since I'm taking pictures of people now and all that jazz.
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Post by: enzobot24 on January 22, 2011, 05:17:30 AM
(The drinking thread is gone - so just gonna put this here)

Trying my first absinthe - I generally like the black licorice taste. Though I feel a little strange drinking something so "gothic."
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Post by: Mosca on January 22, 2011, 09:16:54 AM
(The drinking thread is gone - so just gonna put this here)

Trying my first absinthe - I generally like the black licorice taste. Though I feel a little strange drinking something so "gothic."
Ooooh. Wormwood.  :P
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Post by: Mosca on January 22, 2011, 09:19:01 AM
(The drinking thread is gone - so just gonna put this here)

Trying my first absinthe - I generally like the black licorice taste. Though I feel a little strange drinking something so "gothic."
Ooooh. Wormwood.  :P
I like Pernod. Neat.  :o
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Post by: Tequila on January 22, 2011, 09:41:06 PM
Trying my first absinthe - I generally like the black licorice taste. Though I feel a little strange drinking something so "gothic."
We went on a school trip to Prague once and me and some friends got drunk real bad on Absinthe. I lost my passport in the taxi that night but luckily I had given the driver a €50 tip and he returned it to the hotel the next day.
I still love the Green Fairy though.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: mañana on January 23, 2011, 03:35:03 PM
Roasting the bird and finishing another bottle of wine.
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Post by: Corndog on January 23, 2011, 04:04:40 PM
Dinner, then concert time. I'm taping the Steelers game so don't tell me what happens!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: oldkid on January 23, 2011, 04:33:56 PM
The Steelers, that's a country music group, right?
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Post by: Corndog on January 23, 2011, 11:27:03 PM
The Steelers, that's a country music group, right?

Awesome, unbelievable, dominating first half. Second half they just did enough to not lose the game. Super Bowl bound!
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Post by: Pseuds on January 24, 2011, 03:53:19 AM

Just got home from setting up for the Australia Day Skyworks, parts of my body have stopped working.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Mosca on January 24, 2011, 05:13:40 AM
The Steelers, that's a country music group, right?
Maybe you meant:  :D
Stuck In The Middle With You - Stealers Wheel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DohRa9lsx0Q#)
Pity he's a gonner.  :'(
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Post by: Clovis8 on January 24, 2011, 12:48:46 PM
Sitting on the beach at key west drinking the most girly drink ever and it tastes so good!  ;D
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Post by: oldkid on January 24, 2011, 01:07:20 PM
The Steelers, that's a country music group, right?
Maybe you meant:  :D


You know, I think I was trying to think of them when I made the quip.  Great song.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on January 24, 2011, 01:18:14 PM
Sitting on the beach at key west drinking the most girly drink ever and it tastes so good!  ;D

nice. (Pink Lady?)
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Post by: oneaprilday on January 24, 2011, 01:29:40 PM
Sitting on the beach at key west drinking the most girly drink ever and it tastes so good!  ;D
Nice!!
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Post by: Corndog on January 24, 2011, 05:09:26 PM
Getting ready for my radio show tonight with my friends. Comedian Jimmy Pardo will be on the show tonight, so be sure to listen in. It is from 10-12 EST and you can listen at bearcastradio.com.
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Post by: edgar00 on January 24, 2011, 11:13:25 PM
Writing a review for Looking for Eric.
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Post by: oneaprilday on January 24, 2011, 11:52:22 PM
Writing a review for Looking for Eric.
Looking forward to reading it! :)
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Post by: Corndog on January 25, 2011, 12:05:08 AM
Getting ready for my radio show tonight with my friends. Comedian Jimmy Pardo will be on the show tonight, so be sure to listen in. It is from 10-12 EST and you can listen at bearcastradio.com.

Hope some of you listened in. Again it was a blast, especially with Jimmy Pardo on air. The podcast will be up soon for those interested.
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Post by: Junior on January 25, 2011, 12:07:27 AM
I'm looking forward to the podcast!
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Post by: mañana on January 25, 2011, 12:10:35 AM
Cool.
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Post by: edgar00 on January 25, 2011, 09:53:25 AM
Writing a review for Looking for Eric.
Looking forward to reading it! :)

Oh, I get nervous when anticipation mounts for something I'm working on!
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Post by: Mike Shutt on January 25, 2011, 03:33:03 PM
Got back from an audition not too long ago. I think it went very well.
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Post by: Tequila on January 25, 2011, 04:01:01 PM
Swan Queen?
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Post by: Clovis8 on January 25, 2011, 04:28:45 PM
being conflicted;

pro;

Had so much fun jet skiing in 7 foot waves all day

Con;

Crashed my rental ski to the tune of $400

I think it was worth it.  ;D
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Post by: ¡Keith! on January 25, 2011, 04:32:44 PM
being conflicted;

pro;

Had so much fun jet skiing in 7 foot waves all day

Con;

Crashed my rental ski to the tune of $400

I think it was worth it.  ;D

do they offer insurace like Avis?
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Post by: Clovis8 on January 25, 2011, 04:39:08 PM
being conflicted;

pro;

Had so much fun jet skiing in 7 foot waves all day

Con;

Crashed my rental ski to the tune of $400

I think it was worth it.  ;D

do they offer insurace like Avis?

sadly no
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 25, 2011, 05:40:43 PM
About to go work out after getting back from working out.  :P
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Post by: Beavermoose on January 25, 2011, 06:42:28 PM
Overseeing a public projection of The Social Network.

aka getting paid to watch The Social Network.
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Post by: FifthCityMuse on January 25, 2011, 07:12:39 PM
Hottest 100! (http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/) My nationalism astounds me.
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Post by: Mike Shutt on January 26, 2011, 07:06:47 PM
Swan Queen?

Close. Mr. MacAfee from Bye Bye Birdie.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Corndog on January 26, 2011, 07:49:56 PM
Just talked to my mom about dropping out of my education degree and just finishing my history one. Not an easy or fun decision, but I just don't want to be a teacher. Focus my attention elsewhere and move on with things.
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Post by: Bondo on January 26, 2011, 07:52:50 PM
Just talked to my mom about dropping out of my education degree and just finishing my history one. Not an easy or fun decision, but I just don't want to be a teacher. Focus my attention elsewhere and move on with things.

Yes, but they actually employ teachers. :P

I'm happy to be making money again but not happy to be teaching so I certainly think I know how you feel.

I kinda feel like the ASL interpreters in my class were making fun of me; damn them with their silent and cryptic language.
http://www.hulu.com/embed/nF6IxcrTkIFlMwZEm65aHg (http://www.hulu.com/embed/nF6IxcrTkIFlMwZEm65aHg)
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Post by: Corndog on January 26, 2011, 07:58:04 PM
They employ teachers and they always need teachers, which is why most districts are making cuts, makes sense. But of course it's just that I don't want to do it, so...
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Post by: Mosca on January 27, 2011, 08:07:07 AM
They employ teachers and they always need teachers, which is why most districts are making cuts, makes sense. But of course it's just that I don't want to do it, so...
If you don't want to, then you mustn't. It would make you miserable.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: mañana on January 28, 2011, 07:50:22 AM
Worrying about pixote, as usual.
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Post by: Bondo on January 28, 2011, 02:25:17 PM
Wondering why, if everyone in the State of Colorado seems to be donating to Filmspotting (I swear I will if I get regular gainful employment), there hasn't been a Colorado filmspotter meetup.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bondo on January 28, 2011, 02:30:01 PM
Why, if the entire population of Colorado is donating to filmspotting (except me, I promise I will once I get steady gainful employment), there hasn't been a Colorado filmspotter meetup.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Corndog on January 28, 2011, 11:18:53 PM
Writing my review for The Rite. It is strange writing a review with a particular audience in mind.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 29, 2011, 05:56:26 PM
Candy trip, My Dog Tulip, Skins (UK), Skins (US).
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Post by: oldkid on January 30, 2011, 12:24:37 PM

I kinda feel like the ASL interpreters in my class were making fun of me; damn them with their silent and cryptic language.

I was an interpreter for the hearing impaired for years, and I have to say that the temptation to make funny comments in front of everyone with only one or two people knowing what you are saying is hard to resist.  It is also difficult to resist correcting a teacher's stupid remarks, or at least mentioning that you know how stupid it is.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: edgar00 on January 30, 2011, 06:35:56 PM
After glancing at the posts in the 'Movies watched in 2011' thread (a fantastic reference catalogue for movies I should discover), wondering how in heaven's name some people are watching over 40 movies in a month. Shiat, wondering how people watch over 30 movies in a month. I'm at 25 right now and I consider January to be a great month.
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Post by: smirnoff on January 30, 2011, 06:52:28 PM
I don't have cable, so if I watch anything it's almost always a movie. Generally I'll throw one on after work and maybe watch one or two over the weekend. It averages out to about 1 a day or slightly less.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Tequila on January 30, 2011, 07:05:16 PM
Well, some people are just more committed to their hobbies than you.
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Post by: Junior on January 30, 2011, 07:07:34 PM
Recording a The King's Speech podcast.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 30, 2011, 10:50:27 PM
Finishing off my Filmspot ballot, weeping for the films I didn't get to see yet.  :-\
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 30, 2011, 10:56:36 PM
I watched so much Skins this weekend. I am going to sleep now.
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Post by: Tequila on January 30, 2011, 11:11:13 PM
Finishing off my Filmspot ballot, weeping for the films I didn't get to see yet.  :-\
It ain't over 'til it's over.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Corndog on January 30, 2011, 11:16:22 PM
After glancing at the posts in the 'Movies watched in 2011' thread (a fantastic reference catalogue for movies I should discover), wondering how in heaven's name some people are watching over 40 movies in a month. Shiat, wondering how people watch over 30 movies in a month. I'm at 25 right now and I consider January to be a great month.

Yea, January was crazy for me. I finished with 43 which sounds insane to me. But with awards season here, I guess I just made a good effort to see the stuff I hadn't yet because it also looks like most of it was 2010 stuff. I do not expect future months to be so fruitful. I know I had a month or two last year that I struggled to get to 10.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jdc on January 31, 2011, 12:38:02 AM
Hmm, January ends up being my worth month in years and years I think.  I got through about 265 films last year and it looks like January will end with 6, 1 of which was a re-watch.  February is going to be a lot of travel, I think it might be less then 10.  I am still looking through the filmspots but realize I haven't seen very many of them yet. 
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Post by: FroHam X on January 31, 2011, 12:39:19 AM
I'm just awesome.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 31, 2011, 01:52:36 AM
That's being, not doing. Here you've got to be doing the awesome, not being the awesome.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FroHam X on January 31, 2011, 01:56:02 AM
My being awesome was in reference to having watched over 50 films in the month of January.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on January 31, 2011, 02:05:12 AM
Did you do anything else in January?

Although, to be fair, I've come close to that number several times. Usually in the summer.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FroHam X on January 31, 2011, 02:16:08 AM
Yes. I have done other stuff. I'm a busy dude. I just decided to watch more movies. Many of them at night, when I do not sleep.
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Post by: enzobot24 on January 31, 2011, 06:01:46 AM
Editing more of that creative commons Nine Inch Nails concert. I spent three hours tweaking 1 minute of footage.

Pretty exhausting. 5 cameras is not nearly enough coverage for a concert - especially when the cameramen focus in on the same stuff (I'm guessing they didn't coordinate beforehand). I'd say you need one per band member + two free-roamers + one master + maybe one facing the audience for reaction shots... so yeah, 9 cameras. That would do it.
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Post by: jdc on January 31, 2011, 07:56:18 AM
I would be happy if the concerts had very little editing and mostly a single point of view shot.  OK, not completely but I do get distracting watching so many editing jumps when watching concerts on DVD or BD.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jdc on January 31, 2011, 08:12:24 AM

This should be your inspiration for concert editing:

Motorhead doing "Ace Of Spades" on The Young Ones (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTd1SSYYyss#)

I love how they keep cutting to the wrong guitar player during the solos.  I haven't watched this since the 80's but it always stuck in my head
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Post by: Beavermoose on January 31, 2011, 09:26:25 AM
FILMSPOT BALLOT! ALL DAY!
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Post by: ¡Keith! on January 31, 2011, 09:50:27 AM
All day? I did it in about an hour.  Now It just needs to hold up to the 3 other films I'm planning on consuming today!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: edgar00 on January 31, 2011, 10:12:12 AM
I forgot about the Filmspot ballot. Either I whip something up in 20 minutes before work or I send something in at 11:57 PM or thereabouts. It's looking like it will be late tonight.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ¡Keith! on January 31, 2011, 10:48:11 AM
I forgot about the Filmspot ballot. Either I whip something up in 20 minutes before work or I send something in at 11:57 PM or thereabouts. It's looking like it will be late tonight.

you have till midnight this side of the international dateline so make sure to check that list twice!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: pixote on January 31, 2011, 11:58:25 AM
The latest I can accept ballots is 24 hours, 2 minutes, and 35 seconds from the timestamp on this message.

pixote
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Melvil on January 31, 2011, 11:59:17 AM
Eek!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: pixote on January 31, 2011, 07:08:48 PM
Sobering up before tabulating ballots.

Because I care.

pixote
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Corndog on January 31, 2011, 07:17:02 PM
Getting ready for episode 3 of Here's the Thing Radio tonight 10pm-12am EST. Hope you tune in and support the show! We have comedian Geoff Tate in studio tonight for your listening enjoyment. To listen just go here and follow the link to listen: Bearcast Radio (http://bearcastradio.com/)!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on January 31, 2011, 08:13:23 PM
I need to remind myself to listen to the second half of this after Skins finishes up. These are all in podcast form as well, correct?
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: edgar00 on January 31, 2011, 09:45:41 PM
What I just did: sent in my Filmspot ballot.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: pixote on January 31, 2011, 11:19:57 PM
Reminding everyone that you have about 12.5 hours left to get your Filmspot ballot in. Don't f—k this up!

pixote
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Corndog on January 31, 2011, 11:37:32 PM
I need to remind myself to listen to the second half of this after Skins finishes up. These are all in podcast form as well, correct?

Yes, the first two episodes are up at our blog (http://heresthethingradio.blogspot.com). This episode was a blast with comedian Geoff Tate in studio. The podcast should be up in a couple of days.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Melvil on February 01, 2011, 12:37:26 AM
What I just did: sent in my Filmspot ballot.

Me too! Since I plan on sleeping through half the day (and then feeling bad for doing so) tomorrow, I really needed to get it in tonight. Almost forgot.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: oneaprilday on February 01, 2011, 01:41:20 AM
What I just did: sent in my Filmspot ballot.

Me too!
Me, three!
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Post by: oldkid on February 01, 2011, 02:18:16 AM
I did forget  :-[ :'( :-[ :'( :-[ :'(
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Post by: pixote on February 01, 2011, 02:24:33 AM
I did forget  :-[ :'( :-[ :'( :-[ :'(

9.5 hours left!

pixote
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: oldkid on February 01, 2011, 02:27:56 AM
Ah, there is hope!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: pixote on February 01, 2011, 10:58:24 AM
Hoping to wake up in time to tabulate all the Filmspot ballots before the chat starts. Hell, hoping to wake up in time for the chat!

(Get your ballots in! Get your ballots in! Still time to get your ballots in!)

pixote
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: smirnoff on February 01, 2011, 11:04:11 AM
Don't burn out pix!
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Post by: pixote on February 01, 2011, 03:13:08 PM
Tabulating.

pixote
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Post by: Bill Thompson on February 01, 2011, 03:46:36 PM
Reposted from my FB,

Someone, I'm not going to name names, just received the letter telling him that he passed his state EMT-B test with flying colors. This means that in a few weeks when he receives his license in the mail he will be an official, practicing EMT, not too shabby...

In unrelated news, holy blizzard Batman! Sadly I'm stuck at my apartment while my girlfriend and little girl are back at my new home and I won't be able to make it out there for a few days, bummer...
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Post by: ¡Keith! on February 01, 2011, 03:47:51 PM
a yay and a boo to that news.
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Post by: oneaprilday on February 01, 2011, 05:08:15 PM
Congrats, Bill!
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 01, 2011, 05:12:14 PM
Congrats!
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Post by: oldkid on February 01, 2011, 09:42:54 PM
EMTs are awesome
Bill is an EMT
Therefore, Bill is awesome

Yes, the conclusion was already true, but it's good to have proof.
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Post by: Bondo on February 01, 2011, 10:15:39 PM
That is a valid use of deductive reasoning. I should totally use that example for my students.
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Post by: pixote on February 02, 2011, 01:07:48 AM
Making a list, checking it twice.

pixote
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Post by: roujin on February 02, 2011, 01:42:26 AM
I've saved the transcript.
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Post by: roujin on February 02, 2011, 01:46:33 AM
I'll be contacting you.
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Post by: FroHam X on February 02, 2011, 06:16:37 AM
Snow day!
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Post by: Bondo on February 02, 2011, 08:21:31 AM
SnowCold day!

Seriously, they cancelled classes because it is below 0°F. Oh well, movie time!
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Post by: Mosca on February 02, 2011, 08:27:31 AM
Taking my eldest - Christopher - to his first day of school.

I feel a little queasy.  :'( :'(
Did he enjoy it? Were you alright?
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Post by: Bill Thompson on February 02, 2011, 08:30:33 AM
EMTs are awesome
Bill is an EMT
Therefore, Bill is awesome

Yes, the conclusion was already true, but it's good to have proof.

Ha, awesome, thanks Steve. :)
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Post by: 'Noke on February 02, 2011, 08:38:10 AM
Bit late but Yay Bill!!!
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Post by: 1SO on February 02, 2011, 12:03:18 PM
Trying to remain calm and professional.

I hope to have a photo for you later this afternoon explaining why.

Corey, you're gonna hate me for this.
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Post by: Melvil on February 02, 2011, 12:07:57 PM
Staying in. It has begun.

(http://i55.tinypic.com/k2kz1c.jpg)
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Post by: smirnoff on February 02, 2011, 12:09:42 PM
Poor Mustang.
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Post by: FroHam X on February 02, 2011, 12:13:35 PM
Trying to remain calm and professional.

I hope to have a photo for you later this afternoon explaining why.

Corey, you're gonna hate me for this.

It's okay, I saw his tweet. Lee Unkrich visiting the set.

Wake me up when Brad Bird shows up.
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Post by: Melvil on February 02, 2011, 12:33:30 PM
Well if Froham isn't going to hate you for that, can I? :)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on February 02, 2011, 12:50:11 PM
Trying to remain calm and professional.

I hope to have a photo for you later this afternoon explaining why.

Corey, you're gonna hate me for this.

It's okay, I saw his tweet. Lee Unkrich visiting the set.

Wake me up when Brad Bird shows up.

At this point I'm pretty sure I'd take Unkrich over Bird, but the true answer is I'd take either, because they are both awesome.
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Post by: FroHam X on February 02, 2011, 01:38:42 PM
Brad Bird has made three of my favourite movies ever ever AND he was one of the better producers to work on the Golden Years of The Simpsons.
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Post by: Melvil on February 02, 2011, 04:28:51 PM
Shoveling snow. I had to take a break, this is a ton of snow. I wish I had a better snow shovel...Or a Charizard.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 02, 2011, 04:33:39 PM
That's the best thing I've read on the internet all day.
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Post by: 'Noke on February 02, 2011, 04:58:51 PM
Shoveling snow. I had to take a break, this is a ton of snow. I wish I had a better snow shovel...Or a Charizard.


 :D


Oh Melvil, this is why you're my BFF!!

(PS, do you mind if I steal this? Due credit will be given, of course)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on February 02, 2011, 07:36:31 PM
I wonder if the post office delivered today? I have a couple of movies from NF due today and I don't want to leave them out in the subzero temps if they are actually here. But, they didn't deliver at my fiancees apartment. I can't find anything online, but it's cold outside and I really don't want to go outside if they aren't there, hmmm, what to do...
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Post by: oldkid on February 02, 2011, 08:09:35 PM
Shoveling snow. I had to take a break, this is a ton of snow. I wish I had a better snow shovel...Or a Charizard.

I had to post this as my FB status (quoted, of course) ... so cool.
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Post by: Melvil on February 02, 2011, 09:07:55 PM
Why thank you all, I'm flattered. :)
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Post by: mañana on February 02, 2011, 09:22:03 PM
Feeling dirty and a little ashamed. Chat is a den of sin and disgrace.  :-[
I always shower after, but can never get clean.
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Post by: Fugee on February 02, 2011, 11:17:12 PM
Making sure everything's in order for my Study Abroad Application. Norwich, here I hopefully come... next fall!
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Post by: oneaprilday on February 02, 2011, 11:43:56 PM
Making sure everything's in order for my Study Abroad Application. Norwich, here I hopefully come... next fall!
Nice!
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Post by: edgar00 on February 03, 2011, 12:25:54 AM
Reading the 2010 Filmspot nominations lists (and subsequent reply posts).

Jesus, I have to see The Kids are All Right now? So many freaking nominations...
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Post by: edgar00 on February 03, 2011, 12:35:47 AM
Formulating a response post about the 2010 Filmspot nominees. Don't know if I'll actually respond to what anyone already wrote however. There are like 4 pages of posts...
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Post by: Thor on February 03, 2011, 09:25:17 AM
So far, I'm the only ass who bothered to show up to work today.

So I'm going to spend some good times on the forum. I'm going to party like it's 2009.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on February 03, 2011, 09:32:31 AM
So far, I'm the only ass who bothered to show up to work today.

So I'm going to spend some good times on the forum. I'm going to party like it's 2009.

w00t!
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 03, 2011, 12:58:53 PM
Wondering: Should I go to a 12:01 showing of Never Say Never 3D for $5 more or just wait for the 11:15 one the next morning and pay the $10?
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Post by: pixote on February 03, 2011, 02:05:53 PM
I will be disappointed if you don't make the midnight showing.

pixote
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Post by: pixote on February 03, 2011, 07:10:05 PM
Wondering if Junior's birthday was milkshake.

pixote
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Post by: Junior on February 03, 2011, 07:17:56 PM
It was pretty milkshake. I got to shovel a lot, I got a dead rabbit delivered to my front door, I got to go out to dinner, I got blueberry vodka (the better to make Blerry Coke with) and I watched America's Funniest Home Videos with friends for three hours. I loved it. Thanks for asking!
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Post by: FifthCityMuse on February 03, 2011, 09:29:40 PM
So I just sent an email to Matt Singer and Alison Willmore thanking them for four years of the best podcast around, and I basically made myself cry. Attachment is a funny thing. I'm gonna miss that podcast like crazy. I might just have to seek out the first 22 that I'm yet to listen to.
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Post by: Beavermoose on February 03, 2011, 09:42:40 PM
Noticing I recently went over 3000 posts.
And so did FCM.

Also listening to the final 4 IFC podcasts.
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Post by: FifthCityMuse on February 03, 2011, 10:02:13 PM
So it only took me, what, two-and-a-half years? I hadn't even realised I was close to 3000.
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Post by: Emiliana on February 04, 2011, 03:40:55 AM
It was pretty milkshake. I got to shovel a lot, I got a dead rabbit delivered to my front door, I got to go out to dinner, I got blueberry vodka (the better to make Blerry Coke with) and I watched America's Funniest Home Videos with friends for three hours. I loved it. Thanks for asking!

Aw, your cat realized it was your birthday and brought you a present? Isn't that sweet of the little coldblooded killer?  ;D
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Post by: Junior on February 04, 2011, 10:19:20 AM
It was pretty milkshake. I got to shovel a lot, I got a dead rabbit delivered to my front door, I got to go out to dinner, I got blueberry vodka (the better to make Blerry Coke with) and I watched America's Funniest Home Videos with friends for three hours. I loved it. Thanks for asking!

Aw, your cat realized it was your birthday and brought you a present? Isn't that sweet of the little coldblooded killer?  ;D

Well, kinda. It wasn't my cat but I think it was a cat that has a crush on my cat. It knows how to get to her heart.
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Post by: 1SO on February 04, 2011, 01:01:23 PM
Hugged an Oscar nominee.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 04, 2011, 01:02:25 PM
If it wasn't Jennifer Lawrence, I'm not impressed.
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Post by: 1SO on February 04, 2011, 01:04:05 PM
She is a Supporting Actress nominee.  Not from this year.
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Post by: FroHam X on February 04, 2011, 01:20:36 PM
She is a Supporting Actress nominee.  Not from this year.

Amy Ryan?
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Post by: Bondo on February 04, 2011, 02:49:19 PM
Regretting doing something that was a bad idea even though I had a pretty good grasp that it was going to be a bad idea. Oh well, no long term harm.

Normally this would be about drinking.
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Post by: Corndog on February 04, 2011, 05:25:31 PM
Wondering if I ever posted pictures from my trip to Cumberland Island, Georgia back in December.
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Post by: Sandy on February 05, 2011, 01:11:25 AM
Taking a break from the shop vac
Busted pipe
Curse you cold weather!
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Post by: pixote on February 05, 2011, 02:45:58 AM
Deciding whether to bother finishing Cropsey and wondering how to explain myself to joem18b (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=6628.msg567278#msg567278) if I do.

pixote
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Post by: enzobot24 on February 05, 2011, 12:58:12 PM
So it only took me, what, two-and-a-half years? I hadn't even realised I was close to 3000.

Don't feel bad about it - I've been here 4 years and I haven't broken 1000 yet.
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Post by: enzobot24 on February 05, 2011, 12:59:05 PM
What am I doin'?

Cooking bratwursts and enjoying Boylan's Creamy Red Birch Beer.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 05, 2011, 01:33:18 PM
Homework. Also, wondering what "Other Sources" means in the statistics section of Wordpress.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 05, 2011, 03:49:34 PM
Posting out of the religion thread, but tangentially connected: I hear the jury's still out on...science.

Never let an Arrested Development reference slip by!
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Post by: Tequila on February 05, 2011, 04:24:16 PM
Tearing up while watching TV for the first time this year.
Damn you, touching human interest stories!
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Post by: Junior on February 05, 2011, 04:27:00 PM
I can only assume American Idol.
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Post by: Tequila on February 05, 2011, 05:09:13 PM
Heh. The German version of Idol has this guy:
(http://www.welt.de/multimedia/archive/1251459132000/00885/kami_bohlen_DW_Verm_885786g.jpg)
You know, him, from this 80s band:
(http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/_/164284/Modern+Talking.jpg) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_Talking)
They've always made me cry.
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Post by: edgar00 on February 05, 2011, 06:49:11 PM
Writing about On Dangerous Ground and The Racket.
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Post by: Thor on February 05, 2011, 06:59:15 PM
Dressing up as Richie Tennenbaum.
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Post by: oneaprilday on February 05, 2011, 07:41:06 PM
Avoiding the Religion thread, lest I be tempted to engage.

Also, trying to find more ways to procrastinate. This 18-page student essay in front of me is very daunting. If I usually spend 1/2 an hour reading/responding tor 4-5 page student essays, how long is this one going to take? *Sigh.* On a happy note, this student is incredibly intelligent and a very good writer, to boot. Still. 18 pages.
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Post by: Clovis8 on February 05, 2011, 07:43:52 PM
Avoiding the Religion thread, lest I be tempted to engage.

Also, trying to find more ways to procrastinate. This 18-page student essay in front of me is very daunting. If I usually spend 1/2 an hour reading/responding tor 4-5 page student essays, how long is this one going to take? *Sigh.* On a happy note, this student is incredibly intelligent and a very good writer, to boot. Still. 18 pages.

I was so THAT student when I was still in school.  ;D
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Post by: oneaprilday on February 05, 2011, 07:58:28 PM
;D I believe it.

Ok, I'm tackling the essay, and I just have to share this lovely paragraph:

"Perception can be a funny thing. In some cases, to observe a thing directly, to make a thing the subject of one's focus, is not the most effective way to see it. For instance, there is a phenomenon known to stargazers: when gazed directly upon, many dim stars seem to simply disappear into nothingness. I remember observing this myself as a young child, wondering if the stars I could see dimly from the sides of my vision really existed. I later learned that this is a property of the human eye, that the visual receptors in one's peripheral vision are better attuned to seeing in very low light. Some thing cannot be understood by focusing directly upon them, they  must be approached laterally, while looking at something else. Certain numbers are like this, irrational numbers like Pi, or the square root of seven. To view them directly is to stare at infinity. We move their true nature to the periphery and represent them as symbols, as estimations, or in relation to other numbers. Some things can only be observed through the peripheral vision, but this sensitivity is an evolutionary adaptation, evolved to attune one to the dangers of the world, evolved to alert one to the nightmare-beasts that slide silently through the mists and shadows. To see them, to acknowledge them, is to put oneself in their midst."

Love that last sentence.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 05, 2011, 11:04:16 PM
Bed. Not feeling well.
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Post by: Junior on February 06, 2011, 01:13:41 AM
Helping ny mom deal with the big leak in her bedroom ceiling. A late night!
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Post by: FroHam X on February 06, 2011, 02:23:30 PM
Trying to fully wrap my mind around the time travel mechanics in the film Primer. This is proving to be an invaluable tool. There are so many philosophical cans of worms opened by the film.
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Post by: Melvil on February 06, 2011, 09:51:47 PM
Eating chocolate soup. Tasty.
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Post by: jbissell on February 07, 2011, 10:29:40 AM
Reading this New Yorker article (http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/02/14/110214fa_fact_wright?currentPage=all) about Paul Haggis and his defection from Scientology. God I hope PTA can get his film made at some point.
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Post by: Junior on February 07, 2011, 11:59:05 AM
Wondering if I'm crazy for planning on getting the Matrix Blu box set.
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Post by: FroHam X on February 07, 2011, 12:00:02 PM
Wondering if I'm crazy for planning on getting the Matrix Blu box set.

Yes.
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Post by: alexarch on February 07, 2011, 12:20:17 PM
Wondering if I'm crazy for planning on getting the Matrix Blu box set.
Not for The Matrix but for buying BluRays.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on February 07, 2011, 12:21:45 PM
Reading this New Yorker article (http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/02/14/110214fa_fact_wright?currentPage=all) about Paul Haggis and his defection from Scientology. God I hope PTA can get his film made at some point.

that is a ridiculously long piecehi!
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Post by: Fugee on February 07, 2011, 02:07:04 PM
Thinking this was the 'What are you not doing thread?' Makes more sense now xD
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Post by: Corndog on February 07, 2011, 08:05:50 PM
Getting ready for episode 4 of Here's the Thing Radio (http://heresthethingradio.blogspot.com)! Have some free time tonight? Spend it with us and you won't regret it. Tune in here (http://bearcastradio.com/html/streams.html)! from 10pm-12am EST.
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Post by: mañana on February 07, 2011, 09:40:43 PM
Trying to remember if FroHam likes Apocalypse Now or not.
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Post by: Junior on February 07, 2011, 09:45:29 PM
Trying to figure out which of my new discs to watch. Prolly not a foreign one (goodbye Vengeance films), prolly not a new one (Almost Famous and Monsters are on hold), prolly not a Matrix movie. That leaves Community or Futurama. Both would be with commentary.

Also, nobody cares.
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Post by: Beavermoose on February 07, 2011, 10:19:48 PM
Waiting for the bus in -20 degree weather.
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Post by: Sandy on February 07, 2011, 11:13:02 PM
Helping ny mom deal with the big leak in her bedroom ceiling. A late night!

Is your mom's house okay?
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Post by: Junior on February 07, 2011, 11:17:55 PM
Yeah, it's all good. Not leaking now. Thanks for the concern!
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Post by: Sandy on February 07, 2011, 11:26:39 PM
Good.

Great pictures, by the way.
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Post by: Junior on February 07, 2011, 11:30:59 PM
Thanks!
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Post by: Junior on February 08, 2011, 01:30:30 PM
Trying this swype thing out. Works pretty well. I hope to get faster on this crazy phone.
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Post by: Melvil on February 08, 2011, 02:50:14 PM
Swype is amazing. I couldn't live without it.
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Post by: jbissell on February 08, 2011, 09:04:23 PM
Putting together a cheat sheet for my midterm tomorrow.
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Post by: mañana on February 08, 2011, 09:23:34 PM
Good luck, jbizz, not that you need it.
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Post by: jbissell on February 08, 2011, 10:19:37 PM
Good luck, jbizz, not that you need it.

Oh, but I do! Math is not my strong suit, but I should be ok with the cheat sheet. Good thing I can write small and neat.
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Post by: pixote on February 08, 2011, 10:32:19 PM
Catching a cold (from the ice inside my soul).

pixote
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Post by: mañana on February 08, 2011, 10:37:39 PM
Good luck, jbizz, not that you need it.
Oh, but I do! Math is not my strong suit, but I should be ok with the cheat sheet. Good thing I can write small and neat.
Ha, in that case, godspeed!
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Post by: Fugee on February 08, 2011, 11:02:52 PM
Debating whether or not I'd like to enjoy a beer with my dinner tonight. Work, gym, homework all finished for the day...
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Post by: alexarch on February 09, 2011, 08:16:07 AM
One more day stuck indoors thanks to bitter cold, ice, sleet and snow in DFW. I think I'll catch up on my pot-mending.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 09, 2011, 02:40:18 PM
Leaving my first filmspotting feedback. I probably spoke way too fast but I had a lot to cram into that minute.

Watch out, Corey Atad...
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Post by: FroHam X on February 09, 2011, 02:43:41 PM
I'll have you know I cram everything I need to say into no more than 30 seconds. Never more than 30 seconds.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 09, 2011, 03:16:23 PM
Dude, you can't talk about a Kieslowski film for only 30 seconds!
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Post by: edgar00 on February 09, 2011, 03:32:36 PM
I'll have you know I cram everything I need to say into no more than 30 seconds. Never more than 30 seconds.

That was the lesson you learned after the /Film debacle?
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Post by: FroHam X on February 09, 2011, 04:06:00 PM
No, the /Film thing was very specific. I knew I couldn't talk for only 30 seconds, so I just went full retard on it.
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Post by: edgar00 on February 09, 2011, 10:49:29 PM
Exploring some film related blogs for the first time. The quality of certain sites is staggering. Some people do a phenomenal job at this 'writing intelligently about film on the internet' thingy. Makes me want to up my own game.
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Post by: FroHam X on February 09, 2011, 11:01:51 PM
Exploring some film related blogs for the first time. The quality of certain sites is staggering. Some people do a phenomenal job at this 'writing intelligently about film on the internet' thingy. Makes me want to up my own game.

Hehe. Thanks ;)
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Post by: enzobot24 on February 09, 2011, 11:38:55 PM
Cajoling myself into writing more short story material.

Writing fiction (free of cliche) has to be one of the toughest things out there.
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Post by: oneaprilday on February 10, 2011, 12:09:24 AM
Checking out the Google art project.
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Post by: pixote on February 10, 2011, 02:09:47 AM
Watching Animal Kingdom and finally figuring out who Ben Mendelsohn reminds me of. Fred Armisen.

pixote
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Post by: FroHam X on February 10, 2011, 03:04:26 AM
Watching Animal Kingdom and finally figuring out who Ben Mendelsohn reminds me of. Fred Armisen.

pixote

That's really funny, cause I could not stop thinking of Chris Parnell.
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Post by: jdc on February 10, 2011, 03:10:34 AM
Debating whether or not I'd like to enjoy a beer with my dinner tonight.

Some things are just not worth debating about...just do it.


For me, just finished spending a long day of my vacation working as there were a few things I knew I had to get done while out of the office.  And of course, a few more things you respond to once you open email and know about them. 
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Post by: pixote on February 10, 2011, 03:38:40 AM
Watching Animal Kingdom and finally figuring out who Ben Mendelsohn reminds me of. Fred Armisen.

That's really funny, cause I could not stop thinking of Chris Parnell.

Haha, that's totally who I meant! Oops!

pixote
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Post by: Junior on February 10, 2011, 07:54:45 AM
Being with peace.
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Post by: Fugee on February 10, 2011, 04:35:18 PM
Cajoling myself into writing more short story material.

Writing fiction (free of cliche) has to be one of the toughest things out there.

If you find any secrets as to making it easier, do let me know. I had a rough morning trying to work on things.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 10, 2011, 06:49:17 PM
Doing what I do to make sure I don't go down either a self destructive/depressing binge this weekend. Good luck, FLY.
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Post by: oldkid on February 10, 2011, 07:08:39 PM
Good luck, FLY.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on February 10, 2011, 11:41:36 PM
Doing what I do to make sure I don't go down either a self destructive/depressing binge this weekend. Good luck, FLY.

Bieber?
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Post by: edgar00 on February 11, 2011, 12:01:21 AM
Writing about Mother.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 11, 2011, 09:51:35 AM
Doing what I do to make sure I don't go down either a self destructive/depressing binge this weekend. Good luck, FLY.

Bieber?

If only, that has been put on hold a few weeks as interest has been drummed up to make it an outing. Sunset Limited on Saturday though.
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Post by: Junior on February 11, 2011, 09:32:38 PM
Being told that my voice (along with that of my cohost) is insufferable.
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Post by: Clovis8 on February 11, 2011, 09:34:48 PM
Being told that my voice (along with that of my cohost) is insufferable.

People are idiots. Ignore them
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Post by: Junior on February 11, 2011, 09:37:25 PM
I'm glad for it, we have our first negative feedback!
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Post by: pixote on February 13, 2011, 01:13:26 AM
Letting sleeping dogs lie.

But she's so cute!

pixote
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Post by: ses on February 13, 2011, 11:06:14 AM
FINALLY getting my luggage.  Ugh, it has been a hassle getting to Banff.  My flight was delayed enough out of Cincinnati, so I would miss my connection flight in Chicago, so they switched me to another airline that went to Toronto then to Calgary.  I get to Toronto (about 4 hrs behind schedule at this point), and I have to pick up my luggage to go through customs.  Well, no luggage.  No luggage for ANYONE on my flight.  They misplaced the ENTIRE flight's luggage.  I then catch my flight to Calgary, and we have to de-ice, so I get to Calgary about 5 hours (and 3 in the morning) later than expected with no luggage.  2 days later, and a bunch of conversations with Air Canada officials, I get my luggage.  They kept thinking it was because I switched airlines.  They couldn't grasp the fact that nobody on my flight got their luggage as well.  I have flown internationally 5 times.  Every time I have lost my luggage.  Though, this was the first time heading towards my destination.  It is much less stressful when you lose it going home. 
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Post by: mañana on February 13, 2011, 11:10:27 AM
Wow, that sucks.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 13, 2011, 11:12:32 AM
But you ended up getting it, right?

It's stories like this that made me take everything I needed in a carry-on bag when I flew. Just seems like less hassle, but probably not possible if you're going on a big international flight.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ses on February 13, 2011, 11:16:12 AM
Yeah, I just got it.  I had enough stuff in my carry-on (including ski clothes), to last me a couple of days.  But I am here for quite a while and it's winter, so I need a bit more stuff than what fits into a carry-on.  It was more about being stressed about not having all of my stuff for the trip, because there were things I would eventually need.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: edgar00 on February 13, 2011, 11:38:04 AM
Preparing my first 'capsule review' article. Not something I am super keen on, but I threw the idea out to the readers in a poll and the 'yes' came out on top, so here we go.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 13, 2011, 12:27:00 PM
Finishing of my unintentionally epic review of The Illusionist. It will be up later today.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on February 13, 2011, 12:57:21 PM
That seems like a lot of connections Ses - cost savings vs. flying from Chicago to Calgary?
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Post by: FroHam X on February 13, 2011, 01:04:59 PM
You are very unlucky with the travel, ses. BUT! You're IN CANADA! YAY!
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Post by: ses on February 13, 2011, 08:48:27 PM
That seems like a lot of connections Ses - cost savings vs. flying from Chicago to Calgary?

It was just one connection, the original was Cincy-Chicago-Calgary, ended up being Cincy-Toronto-Calgary, it was just all the luggage hassles and delays that made it so long.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on February 13, 2011, 11:49:21 PM
ahh ok, yeah, unexpected changes ruin everything
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Post by: Fugee on February 14, 2011, 01:17:35 AM
Realizing that I already hit 1k posts a handful ago and thus cannot make something epic for my 1000th. Boo.
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Post by: Beavermoose on February 14, 2011, 08:57:35 AM
Realizing that I already hit 1k posts a handful ago and thus cannot make something epic for my 1000th. Boo.
To 2000!
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Post by: Solid Blake on February 14, 2011, 09:06:21 AM
Recreating this scene with my girlfriend for Valentine's Day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fo_4gkWODy0&feature=player_embedded#at=42 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fo_4gkWODy0&feature=player_embedded#at=42)
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 14, 2011, 09:32:06 AM
If she agrees to that, she's probably a keeper.  ;)
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Post by: Sandy on February 14, 2011, 10:21:16 AM
Making pink pancakes

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!
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Post by: Junior on February 14, 2011, 11:09:33 AM
Changing my middle name to Quesadilla.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on February 14, 2011, 11:22:23 AM
Sam Quesadilla Jackson, Jr.?

DO IT!
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Post by: smirnoff on February 14, 2011, 04:14:27 PM
On hold with Fox blu-ray department, waiting to get my Sunshine blu-ray replaced. (thx Froham)
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Post by: Corndog on February 14, 2011, 07:48:09 PM
Getting ready for episode 5 of Here's the Thing Radio (http://heresthethingradio.blogspot.com)! Be sure to tune in (http://www.bearcastradio.com) for a comedy of love from 10pm-12am EST!
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Post by: smirnoff on February 14, 2011, 08:09:47 PM
Getting ready for episode 5 of Here's the Thing Radio (http://heresthethingradio.blogspot.com)! Be sure to tune in (http://www.bearcastradio.com) for a comedy of love from 10pm-12am EST!

I am going to check out your podcast one day. Until then I wanted to point out a typo:

Quote
Mr. Pardo has been making people last for over 20 years with his quick wit and sharp demeanor.

Or maybe it's not a typo. I don't know :)
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Post by: edgar00 on February 15, 2011, 10:51:28 AM
Writing a review for L'illusionniste and not even making an attempt to accomplish the same job sam did. I will provide a link at the end of the review so people who visit my blog can check out your review, sam.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: alexarch on February 15, 2011, 06:11:11 PM
Listening to pixote's latest. Loving the blips and beats.

(http://www.nogenremusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/550w_music_robyn_body_talk.jpg)
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Post by: FifthCityMuse on February 15, 2011, 07:59:59 PM
Catching up after being in absentia for around 10 days. It's a task and a half.
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Post by: smirnoff on February 16, 2011, 12:11:04 PM
Reading the uncyclopedia (http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Captain_Picard) article on Captain Picard. Very funny :)
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Post by: oneaprilday on February 16, 2011, 12:34:13 PM
Toddler storytime at the library.  8)
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Post by: Melvil on February 16, 2011, 02:35:59 PM
Suddenly being very sick. Bleeeeerg.
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Post by: Mosca on February 16, 2011, 04:07:53 PM
Suddenly being very sick. Bleeeeerg.
Well I hope that's over by now  :(
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Post by: Melvil on February 16, 2011, 08:09:11 PM
Suddenly being very sick. Bleeeeerg.
Well I hope that's over by now  :(

102.7

 :(
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Post by: mañana on February 16, 2011, 08:57:54 PM
Multitasking 'til it bleeds.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on February 16, 2011, 09:11:39 PM
Reading some Armond White...
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Post by: oneaprilday on February 16, 2011, 09:15:52 PM
That's rotten, Melvil. Hope you feel better soon.
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Post by: oldkid on February 16, 2011, 11:45:35 PM
That's rotten, Melvil. Hope you feel better soon.

Get better!  Now!  >:(

(I think it's good to command these things.  Let them know who's boss.  But really, hope you get better soon, Melvil)
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Post by: Basil on February 18, 2011, 01:18:38 PM
Just saying hi.
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Post by: smirnoff on February 18, 2011, 02:44:32 PM
Basil! Glad you're here. Listen, I noticed you've listed yourself as a healer. Well we've got a sick Melvil here, and he needs healing! Please work your magic.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 18, 2011, 03:08:40 PM
he's an entrepreneur first though... healin' don't come cheap.
Clovis - there's yr opening!
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Post by: enzobot24 on February 18, 2011, 05:47:00 PM
Feeling relieved that my weird dizzy spell is essentially gone. I was starting to worry.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Thor on February 18, 2011, 06:09:07 PM
Being that loner guy nursing a beer at a bar.

I'm waiting for people, honest!
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Post by: smirnoff on February 18, 2011, 06:11:32 PM
Going to what I'm told is a proper steak house here in Winnipeg (Rae and Jerry's)

(http://i51.tinypic.com/30iubky.jpg)

I hope I'm not sitting next to Joe Pesci's table.
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Post by: Bondo on February 18, 2011, 06:44:49 PM
Being that loner guy nursing a beer at a bar.

I'm waiting for people, honest!

That is usually me...I'm always the first person in the group to show up.
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Post by: Pseuds on February 18, 2011, 07:45:22 PM

Enjoying my morning off, it's a rarity.
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Post by: mañana on February 18, 2011, 11:55:24 PM
Going to what I'm told is a proper steak house here in Winnipeg (Rae and Jerry's)

(http://i51.tinypic.com/30iubky.jpg)

I hope I'm not sitting next to Joe Pesci's table.
Nothing goes with a steak like a tomato juice.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 19, 2011, 12:05:56 AM
Waiting for my family to go to bed.  >:(
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Post by: Junior on February 19, 2011, 12:53:34 AM
Being streets ahead.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 19, 2011, 12:57:03 AM
Pulling an all nighter cuz I'm a rebel like that.
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Post by: Junior on February 19, 2011, 09:51:06 AM
In a bout an hour, going to a closing Borders.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on February 19, 2011, 10:48:01 AM
protectionism is just not cool.
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Post by: Beavermoose on February 19, 2011, 07:00:38 PM
Picking my oscar winners for the oscar contest!
One week left!
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Post by: alexarch on February 20, 2011, 09:25:32 AM
Falling in love with French press coffee. My espresso maker is on the fritz (not Lang).
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Post by: smirnoff on February 20, 2011, 12:46:44 PM
Falling in love with French press coffee. My espresso maker is on the fritz (not Lang).

They say the trick is to give it a quick stir just after you pour the water in... get a bit of froth on the surface, release more of the somethingorother.
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Post by: Junior on February 20, 2011, 07:18:53 PM
Just finished recording our Oscar episode. I think it will make for a good intro podcast for those that haven't listened yet...
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: smirnoff on February 20, 2011, 10:08:57 PM
Eyeballing new members with fishy signatures (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=17174).
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Post by: roujin on February 20, 2011, 10:09:45 PM
It means Prozac.
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Post by: enzobot24 on February 20, 2011, 10:36:42 PM
Falling in love with French press coffee. My espresso maker is on the fritz (not Lang).

French presses make a nice, incredibly drinkable cup of coffee. Even though I have an espresso machine now, I still go back to the press quite a bit.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: 1SO on February 20, 2011, 10:45:18 PM
Eyeballing new members with fishy signatures (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=17174).
This has been a pet peeve of mine for a while. I would love to eliminate the members who never post and are clearly here to spam some product.

Then I'd go after...
1. Those who don't like Pixar
2. Iconoclasts
3. Canadians

 ;D   ;D   ;D
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Post by: Corndog on February 20, 2011, 10:46:46 PM
What's an Iconoclast? I don't qualify for the other two, but this one concerns me.
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Post by: Clovis8 on February 20, 2011, 10:52:11 PM
That's it no more Canadian bacon, maple syrup, poutine, Celine Dion or beer that doesn't taste like water for 1SO.

EMBARGO
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Post by: tinyholidays on February 20, 2011, 11:05:46 PM
beer that doesn't taste like water

This is a myth!! An egregious slander!! Fighting words!!
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Post by: Clovis8 on February 20, 2011, 11:13:29 PM
beer that doesn't taste like water

This is a myth!! An egregious slander!! Fighting words!!

ever tried a bud, or worse a coors light? I defy someone to differentiate them from tap water.  ;)
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Post by: mañana on February 20, 2011, 11:14:23 PM
What's an Iconoclast?
roujin. He killed Ghostbusters!
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Post by: tinyholidays on February 20, 2011, 11:16:48 PM
beer that doesn't taste like water

This is a myth!! An egregious slander!! Fighting words!!

ever tried a bud, or worse a coors light? I defy someone to differentiate them from tap water.  ;)

I don't know why this makes me actually defensive! I need to spend some time inside a turtle shell thinking about my emotional reactions.
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Post by: enzobot24 on February 21, 2011, 12:10:35 AM
beer that doesn't taste like water

This is a myth!! An egregious slander!! Fighting words!!

ever tried a bud, or worse a coors light? I defy someone to differentiate them from tap water.  ;)

I'd take tap water over a Bud Light or Coors any day. I bet my refrigerator produces higher quality water than they use to brew that crap.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on February 21, 2011, 12:51:06 AM
Molson kinda tastes like stagnant water though...
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Post by: FroHam X on February 21, 2011, 01:04:18 AM
Molson kinda tastes like stagnant water though...

It tastes like Canada ;)

Actually, Canadian (NOT EXPORT!) tastes significantly better than Coors or Bud. But still not great.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on February 21, 2011, 01:23:54 AM
heh, we get Molson Canadian as well - its the best of their offerings (XXX is the worst I've had).  As far as macros though i'll stick to the Euros.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Melvil on February 21, 2011, 01:39:36 AM
For some reason still being sick. Like a lot! At least the delirium is gone. Now the worst part is the insomnia. Or the bees.
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Post by: pixote on February 21, 2011, 02:19:08 AM
For some reason still being sick. Like a lot! At least the delirium is gone. Now the worst part is the insomnia. Or the bees.

NOT THE BEES!

pixote
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Post by: jdc on February 21, 2011, 05:42:07 AM
beer that doesn't taste like water

This is a myth!! An egregious slander!! Fighting words!!

ever tried a bud, or worse a coors light? I defy someone to differentiate them from tap water.  ;)

Is Canadian beer good?  Not defending Bud or Coors light or any of the crap, I just do not remember Moosehead, Labbats Blue or the other Canadian beers being great either. Though I left the homeland before I could drink so mostly I have only tried the stuff they export.

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Post by: Beavermoose on February 21, 2011, 06:32:42 AM
I drink Canadian PBR.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 21, 2011, 08:38:59 AM
(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.urlesque.com/media/2011/02/strykerariel-1.jpg)
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Post by: mañana on February 21, 2011, 10:45:09 AM
Keepin' it Riel.
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Post by: Corndog on February 21, 2011, 08:15:43 PM
Episode 6 of Here's the Thing Radio comin' straight from our mouths into your dome tonight 10pm-12am EST. Listen in at www.bearcastrdio.com (http://www.bearcastrdio.com).
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Post by: jdc on February 22, 2011, 02:56:52 AM
Preparing for a week in Beijing, need to find where I put my winder clothing and hope it is not moldy.
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Post by: Fugee on February 22, 2011, 03:00:38 AM
Wishing I was playing SC2 or working on a screenplay but actually writing up a snooze-fest about Non-Narrative Documentary.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ses on February 22, 2011, 08:09:22 PM
Finding it hard to come back to the boards after being away for a week or so, too many posts to catch up with.

This has been a pet peeve of mine for a while. I would love to eliminate the members who never post and are clearly here to spam some product.


We try our best, but sometimes some slip through.  Recently, saltine and I eliminated over 2000 members that were spam or unused, etc. 
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Post by: Melvil on February 22, 2011, 08:13:46 PM
Welcome back, ses!
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Post by: ses on February 22, 2011, 08:18:21 PM
Thanks!  Trying to get back in the swing of things.  I will post pics of my vacation tomorrow or so.  Too bad I don't have one of the faceplant I did trying to snowboard for the first time.  I literally hit the ground with my face, my neck was sore for a few days.  :)
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Post by: Thor on February 22, 2011, 08:20:35 PM
Reeling from surprise party thrown in honor of my impending fathership by Kartemquin colleagues. Felt really at home for first time in Chicago.
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Post by: mañana on February 22, 2011, 09:40:28 PM
Nice.
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Post by: ses on February 22, 2011, 10:38:52 PM
I just filled out an application for me and Riley to volunteer at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, they have a dog visitation program.
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Post by: Corndog on February 22, 2011, 10:46:52 PM
Sounds awesome!
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Post by: Clovis8 on February 22, 2011, 10:48:12 PM
I just filled out an application for me and Riley to volunteer at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, they have a dog visitation program.

That is such a cool idea. 
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Corndog on February 22, 2011, 11:21:40 PM
Looking for more people to like my radio show on facebook. I am in a friendly competition with another radio show for most fans, so if you are on facebook, I would love it if you became a fan of Here's the Thing Radio (http://www.facebook.com/HTTradio). I would love it even more if you listened! Download the podcast at our blog (http://heresthethingradio.blogspot.com)!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: oldkid on February 23, 2011, 12:48:17 AM
Breaking the law by allowing a couple 16 year old girls stay overnight in the church while it's snowing outside.  Hope they don't make a mess.   
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Post by: pixote on February 23, 2011, 01:03:27 AM
Hoping someone filmed Thor's surprise party and added a saxophone score.

pixote
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jdc on February 23, 2011, 02:59:48 AM
Resting in hotel before having to conduct some training, who the hell is going to pay attention to a training session at 7pm?
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Thor on February 23, 2011, 08:31:38 AM
Hoping someone filmed Thor's surprise party and added a saxophone score.

pixote

Sadly not :)
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bondo on February 23, 2011, 02:13:36 PM
Worrying that I might have a hip replacement in my near future and hoping it is just tendonitis or muscle strain or some such. Hip replacements might be cool at 80 but they are decidedly less cool at 28. Be thankful that I used the word cool rather than the word hip.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 23, 2011, 03:05:15 PM
Worrying that I might have a hip replacement in my near future and hoping it is just tendonitis or muscle strain or some such. Hip replacements might be cool at 80 but they are decidedly less cool at 28. Be thankful that I used the word cool rather than the word hip.

has yr ever sustained serious damage? (Skiing, MVA, Football?)
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bondo on February 23, 2011, 03:16:07 PM
Worrying that I might have a hip replacement in my near future and hoping it is just tendonitis or muscle strain or some such. Hip replacements might be cool at 80 but they are decidedly less cool at 28. Be thankful that I used the word cool rather than the word hip.

has yr ever sustained serious damage? (Skiing, MVA, Football?)

No hip damage so much but I had necrosis in the knee end of the femur already and it is more common on the hip end so it gives me reason to think I might be prone to it. :-\
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Post by: mañana on February 23, 2011, 03:16:24 PM
Wow, that's terrible.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 23, 2011, 03:26:38 PM
yeah, necrosis isn't good.  best of luck.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: pixote on February 23, 2011, 09:13:18 PM
Wondering why I've been depressed. Maybe it's a good night to start tabulating Filmspot ballots. Or not.

pixote
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 23, 2011, 09:42:59 PM
Wondering why I've been depressed. Maybe it's a good night to start tabulating Filmspot ballots. Or not.

pixote

the Mountain Goats debut a new song from the new album on Letterman tonight, you should watch that.
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Post by: Basil on February 23, 2011, 11:38:22 PM
Feeling lonely.
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Post by: ses on February 23, 2011, 11:41:22 PM
Feeling lonely.

Me too, after I get back from a trip with my boyfriend, I miss him that much more when we are apart again.  :'(
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: oneaprilday on February 23, 2011, 11:44:08 PM
Feeling lonely.

Me too, after I get back from a trip with my boyfriend, I miss him that much more when we are apart again.  :'(
:( :(
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ses on February 23, 2011, 11:46:21 PM
Feeling lonely.

Me too, after I get back from a trip with my boyfriend, I miss him that much more when we are apart again.  :'(
:( :(

It's hard to believe we have been doing this for over three years now.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: oneaprilday on February 23, 2011, 11:49:54 PM
Feeling lonely.

Me too, after I get back from a trip with my boyfriend, I miss him that much more when we are apart again.  :'(
:( :(

It's hard to believe we have been doing this for over three years now.
Would it cheer you up if I could come over and watch Aliens with you?
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ses on February 23, 2011, 11:50:44 PM
Feeling lonely.

Me too, after I get back from a trip with my boyfriend, I miss him that much more when we are apart again.  :'(
:( :(

It's hard to believe we have been doing this for over three years now.
Would it cheer you up if I could come over and watch Aliens with you?

Definitely, we can have a Michael Biehn marathon.  :) :)
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: oneaprilday on February 23, 2011, 11:54:09 PM
Feeling lonely.

Me too, after I get back from a trip with my boyfriend, I miss him that much more when we are apart again.  :'(
:( :(

It's hard to believe we have been doing this for over three years now.
Would it cheer you up if I could come over and watch Aliens with you?

Definitely, we can have a Michael Biehn marathon.  :) :)
Count me in!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ses on February 24, 2011, 12:25:03 AM
Feeling lonely.

I am sorry you are feeling lonely Basil, you should hang around here more often.  It usually cheers me up, and we miss you. 

(http://i52.tinypic.com/eg8ktw.png)
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Basil on February 24, 2011, 12:31:55 AM
Aw, man, that's sweet! :)
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Post by: ¡Keith! on February 24, 2011, 12:40:03 AM
how's everything goin?
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: oneaprilday on February 24, 2011, 12:41:57 AM
how's everything goin?
I'm curious, too, Basil - we miss you!

(Also, I miss your Basil avatar - could you please bring him back? :) )
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Basil on February 24, 2011, 12:43:19 AM
It's alright. I'm just bored, with school and everything, and in a weird limbo period with the movie.

how are things in philly (and other midsize american cities)?

Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 24, 2011, 12:49:45 AM
Hey, who you callin' mid-sized!

Not bad - moving into a new place in a little over a month.  Zod's getting hitched.

Any festivals accept yet?
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Basil on February 24, 2011, 01:00:21 AM
More referring to the other cities you travel to than Philly itself. Can't wait to see Zod's wedding photos on facebook!

Rejected by Sundance, but since then the only we've heard from is the competition on campus, which is showing us next weekend. Should hear from quite a few more here soon.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 24, 2011, 01:23:28 AM
facebook is like the suppository of wedding pictures or something.

Good luck!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Junior on February 24, 2011, 01:27:10 AM
I really hope you meant repository.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bondo on February 24, 2011, 06:35:32 AM
I really hope you meant repository.

:D

Makes me think of the faux Art Bell Y2K purse.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 24, 2011, 09:00:59 AM
Quote from: Full Metal Jacket
Sir, it was far! From that book suppository building, sir!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: mañana on February 24, 2011, 11:13:21 AM
Achieving self-awareness, rhesus macaques-style.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 24, 2011, 10:00:17 PM
Feel like I'm getting sick

:no:
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Totoro on February 24, 2011, 11:35:14 PM
Feel like I'm getting sick

:no:

I'm already there!!!  :'(  :'(  :'(

 :'(
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Tequila on February 25, 2011, 04:19:23 AM
Feeling kaboochi.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 25, 2011, 07:43:44 AM
Feel like I'm getting sick

:no:

No sleep. Throat burning.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Tequila on February 25, 2011, 09:06:39 AM
Realizing that it's a Boyd & Bacon week, so..something else.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ses on February 25, 2011, 09:11:11 AM
Realizing that it's a Boyd & Bacon week, so..something else.

I would rather it be Bacon and Mayo week, de-lish  ;)
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Post by: pixote on February 25, 2011, 10:09:58 AM
Realizing that it's a Boyd & Bacon week, so..something else.
I would rather it be Bacon and Mayo week, de-lish  ;)
I hope this includes screenings of 42nd Street, The Fighting Sullivans, The Petrified Forest, and maybe It's Love I'm After.

But not this (http://www.bogley.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=40306&d=1294254142).

pixote
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Post by: ses on February 25, 2011, 06:33:55 PM
Sitting in the emergency department, waiting to be assigned a room because I just found out I have to have my gallbladder removed tomorrow. Fun times.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Clovis8 on February 25, 2011, 06:37:24 PM
Sitting in the emergency department, waiting to be assigned a room because I just found out I have to have my gallbladder removed tomorrow. Fun times.

You must have caught some rare Canadian hoser bug. :D

Seriously though that sucks. I hope you feel better.

 
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Tequila on February 25, 2011, 06:38:07 PM
:(
Sorry to hear that, get well soon.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ses on February 25, 2011, 06:39:41 PM
I had problems when I was in Canada, and they started up again today, so I went to the hospital. So yeah, like South Park, I blame Canada   ;)
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Post by: smirnoff on February 25, 2011, 06:44:18 PM
Hope you get well soon!
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Post by: oneaprilday on February 25, 2011, 06:51:07 PM
Sitting in the emergency department, waiting to be assigned a room because I just found out I have to have my gallbladder removed tomorrow. Fun times.
Ugh, so sorry, ses. :(  Hope all goes well and recovery is exceptionally speedy!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: 'Noke on February 25, 2011, 06:53:31 PM
Get well soon ses!
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Post by: tinyholidays on February 25, 2011, 07:12:54 PM
How awful, ses! Good luck with your surgery!
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Post by: saltine on February 25, 2011, 07:23:23 PM
Speedy recovery, ses. 
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Post by: mañana on February 25, 2011, 09:05:38 PM
I'm sorry to hear that, ses. Get well soon.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Melvil on February 26, 2011, 02:48:59 PM
Being fed up with this world!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ses on February 26, 2011, 04:02:34 PM
I am home, gallbladder out.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: oneaprilday on February 26, 2011, 04:04:18 PM
How are you feeling?
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ses on February 26, 2011, 04:10:29 PM
I am okay, in pain of course, but it could be a lot worse.
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Post by: oneaprilday on February 26, 2011, 04:20:36 PM
I am okay, in pain of course, but it could be a lot worse.
Not sure how similar your surgery is to having a c-section, but I guess I can imagine what the pain is like - I hope you can get lots of rest and the pain lessens quickly!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Sandy on February 26, 2011, 04:21:35 PM
Being fed up with this world!

Melvil, you still sick?
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ses on February 26, 2011, 04:22:28 PM
I am okay, in pain of course, but it could be a lot worse.
Not sure how similar your surgery is to having a c-section, but I guess I can imagine what the pain is like - I hope you can get lots of rest and the pain lessens quickly!

Have a c-section is probably way worse, this was laparoscopic, so I have 4 small incisions
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Post by: Bondo on February 26, 2011, 04:24:49 PM
Playing the Political Fury iPhone app...it pits a (self-identified) Democrat against a Republican on a battle of trivia. So far the global score is 49,647-49,630, a margin of 17 in favor of Democrats. So far my score is 19-2. This apparently means holding me aside, Democrats and Republicans are identical.
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Post by: oneaprilday on February 26, 2011, 04:25:17 PM
I am okay, in pain of course, but it could be a lot worse.
Not sure how similar your surgery is to having a c-section, but I guess I can imagine what the pain is like - I hope you can get lots of rest and the pain lessens quickly!

Have a c-section is probably way worse, this was laparoscopic, so I have 4 small incisions
That's good to hear! Is the surgery always done that way now?
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ses on February 26, 2011, 04:31:25 PM
I am okay, in pain of course, but it could be a lot worse.
Not sure how similar your surgery is to having a c-section, but I guess I can imagine what the pain is like - I hope you can get lots of rest and the pain lessens quickly!

Have a c-section is probably way worse, this was laparoscopic, so I have 4 small incisions
That's good to hear! Is the surgery always done that way now?

Typically, unless there are complications, then they have to do what is called "open" surgery, which takes a lot longer to heal and you have a big scar
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Melvil on February 26, 2011, 05:16:27 PM
Being fed up with this world!

Melvil, you still sick?

Yeah. :( Word is my flu is called "bronchitis." Don't know if that explains why I've had it so long.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Solid Blake on February 26, 2011, 05:58:42 PM
Making Thom dance: http://getdownthom.com/529 (http://getdownthom.com/529)
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jbissell on February 26, 2011, 06:57:54 PM
I finally found an apartment in the city. I'll find out if I'm approved on Tues. Beyond excited.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: edgar00 on February 26, 2011, 07:03:58 PM
Having a hellish time picking my favourite film in 'best cinematography' for the Filmspots. There are two movies I really want to see win, and I have no idea which one I want more.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: lise on February 26, 2011, 09:28:29 PM
sad as it is... going through old papers and getting rid of things I don't need. Luckily the movie in the background makes the process less dull. Well that and the wine ;)
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: oldkid on February 26, 2011, 09:37:38 PM
I am okay, in pain of course, but it could be a lot worse.
Not sure how similar your surgery is to having a c-section, but I guess I can imagine what the pain is like - I hope you can get lots of rest and the pain lessens quickly!

Have a c-section is probably way worse, this was laparoscopic, so I have 4 small incisions

I had an appendectomy and my wife had a c-section.  The c-section was way worse.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: lise on February 26, 2011, 09:40:24 PM
I am okay, in pain of course, but it could be a lot worse.
Not sure how similar your surgery is to having a c-section, but I guess I can imagine what the pain is like - I hope you can get lots of rest and the pain lessens quickly!

Have a c-section is probably way worse, this was laparoscopic, so I have 4 small incisions

I had an appendectomy and my wife had a c-section.  The c-section was way worse.

both sound painful to me... I hope you feel better soon ses
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: edgar00 on February 26, 2011, 10:17:58 PM
Writing about Cronos.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Corndog on February 27, 2011, 12:13:13 AM
Hoping ses is feeling better and also a good friend of me called me today and said she was rushed to the hospital. She said she can hardly talk or move or do much and they aren't exactly sure what is wrong with her. So what am I doing? I'm worrying about her and hoping it is nothing serious.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Sandy on February 27, 2011, 01:21:21 AM
ses and Melvil, wishing you both well.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Pseuds on February 27, 2011, 07:56:39 AM

I've just successfully finished working with a theatre production, I'm looking forward to a few days of sleep before work on the Future Music Festival starts.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: edgar00 on February 27, 2011, 07:58:10 AM
Hoping ses is feeling better and also a good friend of me called me today and said she was rushed to the hospital. She said she can hardly talk or move or do much and they aren't exactly sure what is wrong with her. So what am I doing? I'm worrying about her and hoping it is nothing serious.

Let's hope things start looking up soon enough.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Mosca on February 27, 2011, 09:56:18 AM
I finally found an apartment in the city. I'll find out if I'm approved on Tues. Beyond excited.
And the city is...?
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ses on February 27, 2011, 10:45:49 AM
Thanks everyone for the well wishes, I greatly appreciate them.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jbissell on February 27, 2011, 11:53:12 AM
I finally found an apartment in the city. I'll find out if I'm approved on Tues. Beyond excited.
And the city is...?

Chicago
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on February 27, 2011, 12:00:57 PM
I finally found an apartment in the city. I'll find out if I'm approved on Tues. Beyond excited.
And the city is...?

Chicago

If someone was to be taking a trip to Chicago to attend a music festival in the middle of July, where are the best places to stay for a group of 2-4 people on a budget?
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: edgar00 on February 27, 2011, 03:23:11 PM
Reading the newspaper, waiting for the Film Junk pre-Oscar show to start (today they'll be live).
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ¡Keith! on February 27, 2011, 03:27:07 PM
Downloading the live action and animated shorts.
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Post by: Basil on February 27, 2011, 03:47:50 PM
Downloading the live action and animated shorts.

Curious to hear your thoughts on the live action bunch.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ses on February 27, 2011, 05:20:14 PM
I finally found an apartment in the city. I'll find out if I'm approved on Tues. Beyond excited.
And the city is...?

Chicago

Where in Chicago?
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jbissell on February 27, 2011, 08:55:15 PM
I finally found an apartment in the city. I'll find out if I'm approved on Tues. Beyond excited.
And the city is...?

Chicago

Where in Chicago?

I believe it's St. Ben's. I'll be a little east of Damen between Montrose and Irving Park on Berteau.

Right now, I'm getting ready to lose the beard I've had going for a month.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: pixote on February 28, 2011, 02:05:45 AM
Voting in the Filmspots.

pixote

Tabulating.

pixote
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: pixote on February 28, 2011, 11:05:25 AM
Learning who won this year's Filmspots!

You can share in this knowledge in tonight's chat at 7pm EST. That's about seven hours from the timestamp on this message (assuming you have your time zone correct in your forum profile, of course).

pixote
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Junior on February 28, 2011, 11:09:05 AM
Learning who won this year's Filmspots!

You can share in this knowledge in tonight's chat at 7pm EST. That's about seven hours from the timestamp on this message (assuming you have your time zone correct in your forum profile, of course).

pixote

Me too! A surprise write in win for Junior as best person alive was the biggest upset for me.
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Post by: oneaprilday on February 28, 2011, 11:26:25 AM
You can share in this knowledge in tonight's chat at 7pm EST. That's about seven hours from the timestamp on this message (assuming you have your time zone correct in your forum profile, of course).

pixote
I'll be teaching then, but I'm looking forward to seeing the results!
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Post by: ¡Keith! on February 28, 2011, 11:40:09 AM
Learning who won this year's Filmspots!

You can share in this knowledge in tonight's chat at 7pm EST. That's about seven hours from the timestamp on this message (assuming you have your time zone correct in your forum profile, of course).

pixote

Me too! A surprise write in win for Junior as best person alive was the biggest upset for me.

Queen Beatrix was Robbed!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on February 28, 2011, 11:53:19 AM
You can share in this knowledge in tonight's chat at 7pm EST. That's about seven hours from the timestamp on this message (assuming you have your time zone correct in your forum profile, of course).

pixote
I'll be teaching then, but I'm looking forward to seeing the results!
I'll be watching a movie for school then. Might pop in afterwards, but it would probably be around 10 EST and I imagine everyone will probably be gone by then.
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Post by: 'Noke on February 28, 2011, 11:57:02 AM
You can share in this knowledge in tonight's chat at 7pm EST. That's about seven hours from the timestamp on this message (assuming you have your time zone correct in your forum profile, of course).

pixote
I'll be teachingsleeping then, but I'm looking forward to seeing the results!
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Post by: mañana on February 28, 2011, 12:00:07 PM
Set your alarm, 'Noke.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: 'Noke on February 28, 2011, 12:03:06 PM
Set your alarm, 'Noke.

You think I should power nap now?
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: mañana on February 28, 2011, 12:08:41 PM
Probably easiest to just ditch school tomorrow.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: pixote on February 28, 2011, 01:07:37 PM
There's a slim chance I'll be sleeping then, too.  :-\

pixote
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jbissell on February 28, 2011, 02:11:26 PM
Just found out that the application for my apartment has been approved so I'll be signing the lease later this week.
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Post by: mañana on February 28, 2011, 02:15:19 PM
Congrats, jbizz! Apartment hunting sucks so I'm glad you found a place.
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Post by: jbissell on February 28, 2011, 02:26:44 PM
Congrats, jbizz! Apartment hunting sucks so I'm glad you found a place.

Thanks! Yeah, I was feeling pretty overwhelmed because I wasn't having much luck finding a place that worked for me but then just ended up in the right place on Sat.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bill Thompson on February 28, 2011, 03:25:32 PM
I haven't been on in a bit, so,

--sorry to hear you're still sick Mel, I just got over an upper respiratory infection, so I feel you on the bronchitis.

--sorry to hear about the surgery ses, but glad to hear you are doing well in its aftermath.

--Good news on the apartment J, did you go for a studio or a one bedroom, maybe even the hard to afford Chicago 2 bedroom?
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Post by: Melvil on February 28, 2011, 04:14:53 PM
--sorry to hear you're still sick Mel, I just got over an upper respiratory infection, so I feel you on the bronchitis.

Thanks, Bill, and everyone else for the well-wishes. Good news is I'm finally getting better. My fever is gone, and I'm getting honest to goodness sleep at night. I'm told to expect that the cough will stick around for weeks, but I can deal with that.
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Post by: jbissell on February 28, 2011, 04:38:48 PM
--Good news on the apartment J, did you go for a studio or a one bedroom, maybe even the hard to afford Chicago 2 bedroom?

Just did a 1 bedroom, though it's spacious enough that there would be room for the gf if I'm still there past this year.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Corndog on February 28, 2011, 04:39:25 PM
I know that some of you will be participating in the Filmspot chat tonight and I am here to welcome you to enjoy that chat with me and my friends. The chat starts at 700 with an undetermined end time. My radio show, Here's the Thing Radio (http://heresthethingradio.blogspot.com), airs tonight from 10pm-12am EST. So if you are still in chat or just getting out, come listen to our very funny show, with special guest comedian Mike Cody. Simply go to www.bearcastradio.com (http://www.bearcastradio.com) and click listen!

I kind of hate whoring myself out like this, but it is sweeps week and we need as many listeners as we can get. And if you've never listened before, tonight would be a perfect night to tune in. As always, if listening live is inconvenient, the show will also be available in podcast form later in the week on our blog.

Hope you tune in!

Adam
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Post by: pixote on February 28, 2011, 05:01:37 PM
Just to clarify: The Filmspot chat starts at 7pm EST (not 7:30pm) and will probably run about two hours.

omg, that's just an hour from now!

pixote
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Corndog on February 28, 2011, 05:14:21 PM
You should have edited my post then, moderator...
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Post by: oneaprilday on February 28, 2011, 11:55:15 PM
Wishing someone would fill me in on the Filmspot winners. (Pretty please?)
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Post by: oldkid on March 01, 2011, 12:25:05 AM
I was only on for a half hour, but I found out that Never Let Me Go won best cinematography, Toy Story 3 won best animated, and Mother won best non-English language film.
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Post by: oneaprilday on March 01, 2011, 12:32:00 AM
I was only on for a half hour, but I found out that Never Let Me Go won best cinematography, Toy Story 3 won best animated, and Mother won best non-English language film.
Thanks! Yay for Never Let Me Go!
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Post by: Corndog on March 03, 2011, 11:09:33 AM
If anyone has the time from 2pm-4pm to tune in to listen to some music I like, feel free. I am hosting a special episode on Bearcast Radio because it is sweeps week. Just go to bearcastradio.com (http://bearcastradio.com) and click "Listen". I feel so bad whoring this stuff out...I swear, I'm not trying to spam.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bill Thompson on March 03, 2011, 02:25:33 PM
Becoming increasingly upset with kids. I understand my little girl is sensitive about things like others hurting bugs or animals or trees. I also understand she gets on the nerves of a lot of her class mates because she willingly pals around with the slower kids who get made fun of all the time. But, these are admirable traits that kids refuse to see, and that's why last year not a single one of her so called friends bothered to show up to her birthday party. And again this year it's looking like it's going to be the same. Her mom and I love her to death of course, but there's only so much we can do and that means it will be another birthday party day full of a very heartbroken four year old crying a lot.  :'(
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Post by: Bill Thompson on March 03, 2011, 02:54:16 PM
I just added a playlist to my YouTube channel for the Inception soundtrack. Despite liking the movie less and less the more I think about it, I'm now close to calling it a really terrible film, I love the soundtrack, absolutely love it. Weird...
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Post by: 1SO on March 03, 2011, 03:14:04 PM
"I can't get the soundtrack from Inception out of my head. But it does make everything I'm doing seem much more important." - Paul Feig
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Post by: Sandy on March 03, 2011, 05:38:03 PM
Becoming increasingly upset with kids. I understand my little girl is sensitive about things like others hurting bugs or animals or trees. I also understand she gets on the nerves of a lot of her class mates because she willingly pals around with the slower kids who get made fun of all the time. But, these are admirable traits that kids refuse to see, and that's why last year not a single one of her so called friends bothered to show up to her birthday party. And again this year it's looking like it's going to be the same. Her mom and I love her to death of course, but there's only so much we can do and that means it will be another birthday party day full of a very heartbroken four year old crying a lot.  :'(

Sounds like she needs new friends. How would she like a pen pal? I have a kindergartner who is just learning to write--it would be a lot of fun for her. If you are interested, just PM me and I'll have her send a letter.
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Post by: Melvil on March 03, 2011, 07:24:00 PM
Working late. Booo!
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Post by: oneaprilday on March 03, 2011, 07:54:03 PM
Becoming increasingly upset with kids. I understand my little girl is sensitive about things like others hurting bugs or animals or trees. I also understand she gets on the nerves of a lot of her class mates because she willingly pals around with the slower kids who get made fun of all the time. But, these are admirable traits that kids refuse to see, and that's why last year not a single one of her so called friends bothered to show up to her birthday party. And again this year it's looking like it's going to be the same. Her mom and I love her to death of course, but there's only so much we can do and that means it will be another birthday party day full of a very heartbroken four year old crying a lot.  :'(
Children can be really cruel.  I'm sorry, Bill.  It's really tough to know how, as a parent, how to handle a situation like this. Have you or her mom talked to her teacher?
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Post by: Bill Thompson on March 03, 2011, 09:17:53 PM
Becoming increasingly upset with kids. I understand my little girl is sensitive about things like others hurting bugs or animals or trees. I also understand she gets on the nerves of a lot of her class mates because she willingly pals around with the slower kids who get made fun of all the time. But, these are admirable traits that kids refuse to see, and that's why last year not a single one of her so called friends bothered to show up to her birthday party. And again this year it's looking like it's going to be the same. Her mom and I love her to death of course, but there's only so much we can do and that means it will be another birthday party day full of a very heartbroken four year old crying a lot.  :'(
Children can be really cruel.  I'm sorry, Bill.  It's really tough to know how, as a parent, how to handle a situation like this. Have you or her mom talked to her teacher?

That's a bit of a tough subject. I would like too, but I'm still not at the stage where I think I can tell Sarah, "Hey, this shouldn't be happening, I'm going to talk to her teacher." So, that leaves it in Sarah's hands and she shies away from confrontation so much that nothing ever gets done about the situation.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: pixote on March 04, 2011, 01:02:50 PM
Searching Google for "a time for burning" shoah "harvey milk" and hitting the I'm Feeling Lucky button. Interesting result.

pixote
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Post by: Junior on March 04, 2011, 01:04:50 PM
Getting excited to record the first episode of what is currently known as Canon Fodder.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: oneaprilday on March 04, 2011, 02:08:37 PM
That's a bit of a tough subject. I would like too, but I'm still not at the stage where I think I can tell Sarah, "Hey, this shouldn't be happening, I'm going to talk to her teacher." So, that leaves it in Sarah's hands and she shies away from confrontation so much that nothing ever gets done about the situation.
Hmm, yeah, that's tricky - I guess the best you can do at this point is give moral/emotional support. Will be hoping things improve somehow.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: MartinTeller on March 04, 2011, 02:10:31 PM
Searching Google for "a time for burning" shoah "harvey milk" and hitting the I'm Feeling Lucky button. Interesting result.

My site made the first page of results! (http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=%22a+time+for+burning%22+shoah+%22harvey+milk%22&btnG=Google+Search&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=)


edit: Boy, I really need to spruce up my website, it's long overdue.  I don't even have "Home" links anywhere.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: smirnoff on March 04, 2011, 03:28:03 PM
It's SUPER easy to navigate though. I like that a lot.

I wish the filmspotting community had a catalogue system like that for our collective reviews.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: mañana on March 04, 2011, 03:32:28 PM
I wish the filmspotting community had a catalogue system like that for our collective reviews.
Who's got nothing to do this weekend?  :)
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: smirnoff on March 04, 2011, 04:07:35 PM
If I could do it in a weekend I would :)
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: mañana on March 04, 2011, 04:12:39 PM
It could totally be done in a weekend. Just eliminate sleep and restroom breaks, and only eat those marathon runner energy gel things. My understanding is that's how pix gets the Filmspot work done.
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Post by: Bondo on March 04, 2011, 04:27:34 PM
Ailing >:(
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Post by: smirnoff on March 04, 2011, 04:45:32 PM
It's friday, you should be aleing! :(
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Post by: ¡Keith! on March 04, 2011, 05:10:56 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bondo on March 04, 2011, 05:39:27 PM
It's friday, you should be aleing! :(

Yes, yes I should.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: pixote on March 04, 2011, 05:44:06 PM
It could totally be done in a weekend. Just eliminate sleep and restroom breaks, and only eat those marathon runner energy gel things. My understanding is that's how pix gets the Filmspot work done.

Minus the energy gel things.  :)

pixote
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: edgar00 on March 04, 2011, 06:12:26 PM
Writing about Hellboy.
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Post by: oneaprilday on March 04, 2011, 07:46:41 PM
Playing Famous Objects from Classic Movies (http://famousobjectsfromclassicmovies.com).
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Post by: smirnoff on March 04, 2011, 08:02:50 PM
For some reason I breezed through the first 20 and then it seemed like every other one that came up took me ages to figure.
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Post by: roujin on March 04, 2011, 08:07:48 PM
I'm sitting in chat. Waiting to be ridiculous.
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Post by: oldkid on March 04, 2011, 09:38:26 PM
Playing Famous Objects from Classic Movies (http://famousobjectsfromclassicmovies.com).

I got 87 right and 16 wrong.
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Post by: mañana on March 05, 2011, 03:18:22 AM
(http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/english/on-line-exhibits/sports/pics/5717_curling_820.jpg)

Well, earlier.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on March 05, 2011, 08:49:21 AM
I finally reorganized the DVDs at my home so that it's actually our DVDs, mixed together. We met in the middle, she gave up keeping animated separate from all the other movies, I gave up keeping TV mixed in with the movies, she got her way with series of films being grouped together (think all the Air Buddies films being grouped together after Air Buddies instead of alphabetically by their title), and I gave up listing foreign films by their foreign title. It was an interesting experience...
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: smirnoff on March 05, 2011, 09:54:15 AM
That's great, you found someone who cares enough about movies to have a preference. That's gotta be worth the compromise ;)
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Post by: ¡Keith! on March 05, 2011, 03:57:03 PM
(http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/english/on-line-exhibits/sports/pics/5717_curling_820.jpg)

Well, earlier.

so. jealous.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: smirnoff on March 05, 2011, 05:21:15 PM
I doubt you were wearing clothes that awesome :)
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: mañana on March 05, 2011, 10:44:46 PM
http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/english/on-line-exhibits/sports/pics/5717_curling_820.jpg (http://www.archives.gov.on.ca/english/on-line-exhibits/sports/pics/5717_curling_820.jpg)
Well, earlier.
so. jealous.
Might have a regular Friday night game.

I doubt you were wearing clothes that awesome :)
Not even close.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Beavermoose on March 06, 2011, 04:16:17 AM
Finding famous people to follow on twitter.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Solid Blake on March 06, 2011, 10:58:07 AM
Deciding which car to buy...

2005 Volkswagen GTI

(http://images.carweek.com/images/444/228810/2495360_640.jpg)

or

2008 Subaru Impreza Sport Hatchback

(http://i615.photobucket.com/albums/tt236/royalgasinc/006-8.jpg)

Thoughts?

Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Corndog on March 06, 2011, 10:59:13 AM
Well you have the right idea with the hatchback, definitely the way to go.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Solid Blake on March 06, 2011, 11:04:28 AM
The GTI has been my dream car for quite some time, and it's a 5 speed manual... which is more fun.

The Impreza has an automatic gearbox, but is a 4 wheel drive (better than the FWD GTI) and will be more reliable in the long run.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bondo on March 06, 2011, 12:04:27 PM
I'm still rocking my 1995 Subaru Legacy Wagon so I vote Subaru.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Melvil on March 06, 2011, 12:12:26 PM
Subaru. Go for the manual every time!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bondo on March 06, 2011, 12:18:55 PM
Pfft, manuals are so irrelevant.

One advantage of the Subaru is the horizontally aligned engine means that in event the timing belt goes, the engine doesn't. I know this from experience. Replacing the timing belt and a few other small things was doable, replacing the engine would have meant a new car at that point.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Junior on March 06, 2011, 09:52:14 PM
Going all Candide on your asses.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 06, 2011, 10:16:45 PM
Das Auto.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Solid Blake on March 07, 2011, 05:57:30 AM
Decided to check out the Subaru before the Volkswagen. However, first thing's first... the dreaded credit union.  :-\
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jbissell on March 07, 2011, 10:29:30 AM
Reading Tom Scharpling's recap of Celebrity Apprentice (http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/03/celebrity_apprentice_scharplin.html). Funny!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Corndog on March 07, 2011, 05:00:59 PM
Pimping my show again. Episode 8 hits you tonight from 10pm-Midnight EST and can be heard at www.bearcastradio.com (http://www.bearcastradio.com). Tonight we once again feature comedian Geoff Tate in studio and it should prove to be a pretty good show. Listen or not. Just thought I'd throw it out there. And if you just want to catch up with the podcasts, check out our blog at heresthethingradio.blogspot.com (http://heresthethingradio.blogspot.com).
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Thor on March 07, 2011, 10:48:54 PM
Waiting for the baby. Any day now.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ses on March 07, 2011, 10:49:41 PM
Waiting for the baby. Any day now.

Very exciting! Can't wait to see pictures!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Clovis8 on March 07, 2011, 10:51:22 PM
Waiting for the baby. Any day now.

gotta teach that kid punctuality.  ;)
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FifthCityMuse on March 07, 2011, 11:14:49 PM
Sitting in class, watching the Panic Room special features. It's... um... really great. Learning loads. Don't want to think about how much debt these three hours are putting me into.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Junior on March 08, 2011, 01:28:15 AM
Those are some really great special features. Fincher is always on point in his DVD releases.

I just had the deepest conversation that I have ever had. Exposed some things about myself that I haven't said to anybody before. It's a crazy feeling.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Basil on March 08, 2011, 01:29:24 AM
I just had the deepest conversation that I have ever had. Exposed some things about myself that I haven't said to anybody before. It's a crazy feeling.

Cool.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FifthCityMuse on March 08, 2011, 06:35:50 AM
Playing with the new iPad. It's called Incandenza.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: pixote on March 08, 2011, 02:00:19 PM
Compiling a list of documentaries I think might be among the Top 100 of all time.

You should do the same (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=9259.0), if you haven't already.

pixote
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Sandy on March 08, 2011, 02:28:52 PM
Thanking you for fixing my post--again!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jbissell on March 08, 2011, 04:37:46 PM
Tonight I will be donating to WFMU during The Best Show on WFMU from 9-midnight EST. You should too! The premium is spectacular and you'll have a shot at winning some great prizes if you donate during the show tonight.

FLY, notice the Mountain Goats are included on the 7"!

Quote
Hello everybody! It's Tom Scharpling, the host of The Best Show On WFMU!

WFMU’s 2011 fundraising marathon is underway, and I'm doing my second and final fundraising marathon show this Tuesday, March 8th from 9 PM- midnight EST, asking for your pledges to help keep WFMU up and running for another year. Remember, WE ARE A LISTENER SPONSORED STATION, and the way we make our operating budget is through our marathon. We don't take sleazy corporate grants or shady government subsidies or any of that stuff, and that allows us to bring you freeform radio that is 100 percent free - that's the beauty of not having ties to The Bad Guys.

We've got special guests galore coming down to make the show as much fun as possible. What kind of ‘special guests’ you may ask? For starters we’ve got TED LEO returning to the Best Show airwaves! And we will also have CARL NEWMAN from the New Pornographers on hand! And JOHN HODGMAN will also be in the studio! And KURT VILE is gonna swing by also! Four of the most talented people in The Biz are all going to be LIVE IN THE STUDIO this Tuesday night! Unbelievable, right?

So call and pledge 1-800-989-9368 or pledge online at www.wfmu.org (http://www.wfmu.org) this Tuesday March 8th between 9 PM- midnight EST!! But you gotta pledge DURING the show to get the exclusive Best Show DON’T STOP ME NOW FANTASY PACK, available to anyone who pledges $75 or more!

The first item in the pack is a vinyl 7” record called RATED GG! The single is comprised of exclusive songs by notorious scum rocker GG Allin cleaned up and recorded by BEN GIBBARD, THE MOUNTAIN GOATS, CINECAST!ED UP, TY SEGALL and TED LEO!

There will also be a DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of the single that will feature additional content by HOME BLITZ, SCHARPLING AND WURSTER, DUMP, JULIE KLAUSNER and more!

Seriously – this thing is going to be legendary. And it is ONLY available by pledging DURING MY SHOW. After that it will not be for sale anywhere ever!

The second part of the pack is a POSTER designed by CHARLES BURNS! Burns is a true mega-talent - one of the all-timers in the comics game for the last two decades - and he has been kind enough to lend his talent to The Best Show! And again, this poster will be GONE FOREVER if you don’t pledge DURING MY MARATHON SHOW ON TUESDAY MARCH 8th!

There will also be an awesome T-SHIRT included in the pack, which is shown here! And if that’s not enough I’m adding a BUTTON to the mix! Also awesome and also available ONLY BY PLEDGING DURING MY MARATHON SHOWS.

Once the marathon is over, ALL THESE THINGS ARE GONE FOREVER.

There are pledge levels at  $150, $365, $500, $1000 and $3000, and the station takes care of you big-time with a TON of awesome prizes and shirts and CDs that you can’t get anywhere else. And unlike that PBS or NPR crap, WFMU’s premiums are all top-notch and well made – who hasn’t seen a cool WFMU t-shirt in their travels? And everything is 100 percent TAX DEDUCTABLE!

And as an added bonus, anyone who pledges $500 or more will receive a SCREENED VERSION of the Charles Burns poster in addition to the printed version! Amazing!

And for you white whales out there, we have a truly amazing prize on the table for whoever pledges the most money over the course of my two shows. STEVE LAMBERT designed an absolutely beautiful work of art called UNSTOPPABLE that will be given out to the largest Best Show pledger! I’ve included a picture of it here and you can check out more info on Steve Lambert by checking out visitsteve.com!

And if you want to support the station but don't have the money right now, YOU DON’T HAVE TO PAY YOUR PLEDGE RIGHT AWAY! The station sends you a bill in the mail and you can take care of it later. You can structure your payments in EASY MONTHLY INSTALLMENTS! But the important thing is pledging and being a part of something Good in a world that is filled with Too Much Bad, especially in These Troubling Times.

IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO CALL OR PLEDGE ONLINE DURING MY SHOW, I will gladly write the pledge up myself. You can email me your information - name, address and pledge amount - and I will fill it out myself. All addresses and information is completely confidential and is not sold or distributed in any way shape or form, so don't worry about your privacy. Write me at toms@wfmu.org and I’ll take care of it.

And PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THIS! Put it on Facebook and Twitter and MySpace and maybe even Friendster if you can still remember your password. Post it on like-minded message boards! Tell co-workers and friends and family members and whoever! The station has a huge mountain to climb this time, but we can do it if enough people step up to the plate and pitch in.

THE FACTS:

Tuesday March 8th between 9 PM-midnight EST

TED LEO, CARL NEWMAN, JOHN HODGMAN and KURT VILE LIVE IN STUDIO

CALL 1-800-989-9368 or PLEDGE ONLINE at www.wfmu.org (http://www.wfmu.org) on TUESDAY MARCH 8th between 9 PM-midnight EST and be counted!

Thank you!

Tom Scharpling.
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Post by: 'Noke on March 08, 2011, 04:42:23 PM
This sounds awesome. Will I hear this in podcast form? That'd be cool.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jbissell on March 08, 2011, 06:13:12 PM
This sounds awesome. Will I hear this in podcast form? That'd be cool.

The podcast is available in iTunes, usually on Thurs. or you can listen to the archived stream anytime here (http://wfmu.org/playlists/BS).
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 08, 2011, 09:00:20 PM
Yeah, they posted that on Pitchfork or the Mountain Goats's Twitter. Forget which one. I really want to hear what John recorded, but FLY doesn't have $75 to spend on that 7 inch.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: pixote on March 10, 2011, 02:31:35 AM
Trying to inspire you (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=9259.msg577621#msg577621) to post your own list of favorite documentaries in the next couple of days.

pixote
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Beavermoose on March 10, 2011, 06:36:41 AM
Essay on Film Noir for tomorrow.
I'm feeling so uninspired. :-\
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: MartinTeller on March 10, 2011, 08:32:24 AM
Essay on Film Noir for tomorrow.
I'm feeling so uninspired. :-\

Find some inspiration! (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=9163.0)
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: smirnoff on March 10, 2011, 06:01:51 PM
Did the length of the pages on the forum just change or am I tripping out?
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: saltine on March 10, 2011, 06:08:25 PM
Remember the disappearing posts in the Dogtooth thread?  That was happening also in the 333 show thread, so I changed the post count per page to make page two happen and the missing posts appeared on page two.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: smirnoff on March 10, 2011, 09:16:38 PM
Jumped on a deal (http://accessories.dell.com/sna/products/Video_Conferencing/productdetail.aspx?c=ca&l=en&s=dhs&cs=cadhs1&sku=A4641271) for a new TV.
(http://i1.squidoocdn.com/resize/squidoo_images/-1/lens17647157_1297868758LG_60PZ550.jpg)

Easy to justify considering the time spent watching movies. 60" plasma. That ought satisfy my upgraditis for a while.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: pixote on March 11, 2011, 01:17:22 AM
Turning on the news looking for coverage of the major earthquake in Japan.

pixote
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Verite on March 11, 2011, 01:51:43 AM
I'm stunned by the news footage of people who tried to evacuate the coastal area in their cars and got swept by the tsunami.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: enzobot24 on March 11, 2011, 04:14:42 AM
Scrambling to finish a short story - due tomorrow. 9 pages in.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 11, 2011, 08:40:07 AM
Turning on the news looking for coverage of the major earthquake in Japan.

pixote

Yes, this was bad news to wake up to. I'll watch/read a bit of the coverage today to get the full rundown.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Tequila on March 11, 2011, 05:27:41 PM
Retiring.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: pixote on March 11, 2011, 06:29:06 PM
Making one last please for ballots for our Top 100 Documentaries (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=9259.0) list.

pixote
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: edgar00 on March 11, 2011, 07:36:36 PM
Turning on the news looking for coverage of the major earthquake in Japan.

pixote

Yeah, I read about that this afternoon. Absolutely horrifying. That stuff mortifies me.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FroHam X on March 12, 2011, 01:47:34 PM
Being a cheeky bar stool on a recently created thread.

I pre-censored myself using the words "bar stool" so that The Powers That Be won't have to.


Oh no, looks like I'm being a cheeky bar stool here as well.



Edit (clovis): no reason, just felt like being a "power's that be".
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 12, 2011, 01:49:51 PM
I think you've become your avatar...
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FroHam X on March 12, 2011, 01:51:42 PM
Does this mean I get to have sex with Kate Winslet in the back of a car soon?
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bondo on March 12, 2011, 01:53:54 PM
Bestiality! :-X
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 12, 2011, 01:54:16 PM
Only in your dreams. I expect a Leo/Cobb related joke in response to this post.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 12, 2011, 01:55:35 PM
We have to go deeper!

I never disappoint, Sam.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Corndog on March 12, 2011, 03:28:03 PM
Reading the 'Do you listen to critics?' thread. Good times.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ses on March 12, 2011, 04:10:52 PM
Wondering what I should do with my leftover Nutella.  I am deciding between Nutella swirl poundcake, Nutella brownies, or Nutella cookies. 
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Clovis8 on March 12, 2011, 04:27:31 PM
Wondering what I should do with my leftover Nutella.  I am deciding between Nutella swirl poundcake, Nutella brownies, or Nutella cookies. 

bake any of those and mail me some!  ;D
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Junior on March 12, 2011, 04:28:59 PM
Enjoying the new guy.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: pixote on March 13, 2011, 11:44:02 AM
Contributing to the Bill Stickers Legal Defense Fund.

pixote
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: oldkid on March 13, 2011, 12:59:47 PM
Contributing to the Bill Stickers Legal Defense Fund.

pixote

you made me laugh AGAIN!  >:(
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jbissell on March 13, 2011, 03:39:10 PM
Just finished a 20 team fantasy draft. What a nightmare.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bondo on March 13, 2011, 04:06:36 PM
Contributing to the Bill Stickers Legal Defense Fund.

pixote

you made me laugh AGAIN!  >:(

I've been losing a lot of late.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Fugee on March 13, 2011, 08:36:39 PM
Flickcharting for the first time in a while. Why must I start down this road again?
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: tinyholidays on March 13, 2011, 08:40:57 PM
Fugee, give in and let it love you back. I wish Flickchart were my pillow.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Fugee on March 13, 2011, 09:03:29 PM
Fugee, give in and let it love you back. I wish Flickchart were my pillow.

But... but I just had to choose between Superbad and Lost In Translation. My head nearly exploded from the indecision.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: pixote on March 14, 2011, 05:25:10 PM
Announcin'! (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=9259.msg579075#msg579075)

pixote
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Corndog on March 15, 2011, 01:07:02 AM
Slowly recovering from an awesome 3 hour episode of Here's the Thing Radio (http://www.facebook.com/HTTradio), which featured call in guest Rambo Shambo, a Nashville Roller Girl, a Bone Crusher (http://allmusic.com/artist/bone-crusher-p211289) vinyl giveaway, a mystery caller named Thomas, broadcasting from the floor, and a church song karaoke segment. End of the quarter for the show. End of the quarter for school tomorrow at about 7pm.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: pixote on March 15, 2011, 01:14:52 AM
Becoming infatuated with another Taylor Swift song ("Back To December" this time).

pixote
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Corndog on March 15, 2011, 01:21:32 AM
Try "Enchanted".  ;)
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: StarCarly on March 15, 2011, 01:36:03 PM
I'm at SXSW, and I keep running into Doug Benson. I love his podcast and Super High Me, but I just want to run up to him and quote his one line role from Friends: "My mom calls it Bloomies"
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Corndog on March 15, 2011, 01:41:52 PM
I would ask him if he wanted to go get some McGriddlezza
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: mañana on March 15, 2011, 01:48:05 PM
Don't tell him he's a shithead, that probably gets tiresome.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: MartinTeller on March 15, 2011, 02:02:12 PM
F5-ing the hell out of the Criterion website waiting for the new announcements.  Rumor has it they will be: Makioka Sisters, Kiss Me Deadly, People on Sunday, Zazie dans le metro, Black Moon, Insignificance and an Eclipse set of Raffaello Matarazzo.  But unconfirmed as of yet.

F5 F5 F5 F5 F5
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bondo on March 15, 2011, 02:11:52 PM
You got my hopes up for a Criterion Twilight box-set. >:(
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 15, 2011, 02:22:24 PM
Working.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 15, 2011, 03:12:23 PM
Waiting for my family to reestablish contact. Apparently, they don't answer phones but have no problem responding to Facebook posts.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: pixote on March 15, 2011, 03:27:43 PM
Waiting for my family to reestablish contact. Apparently, they don't answer phones but have no problem responding to Facebook posts.

Phones are so five minutes ago.

pixote
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bondo on March 15, 2011, 03:41:09 PM
Fighting with Google Docs and losing. :(

There's a good hour of my life wasted.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 15, 2011, 03:47:29 PM
Waiting for my family to reestablish contact. Apparently, they don't answer phones but have no problem responding to Facebook posts.

Phones are so five minutes ago two thousand and late.

pixote

FYP
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FifthCityMuse on March 15, 2011, 08:04:01 PM
Silly little things that I pretend are important, to put off big things that are actually important.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: oldkid on March 16, 2011, 12:58:24 AM
Realizing just how sad my life would be if I really accepted my role as administrator.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: pixote on March 16, 2011, 04:57:18 AM
Listening to "Back to December" one last time before bed. Help me.

pixote
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jbissell on March 16, 2011, 11:03:51 AM
Trying to get some more studying done for my final tonight. 2 cheat sheets!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Sandy on March 16, 2011, 11:12:27 AM
Realizing just how sad my life would be if I really accepted my role as administrator.

Is it the paper work or the expectation of others?

Oh, I forgot to ask you--does Jim Bass still sing rock n roll in the shower?
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: oneaprilday on March 16, 2011, 03:29:17 PM
Embarrassing myself:

How well do you know the countries in and around N. Africa and the Middle East? (http://www.rethinkingschools.org/just_fun/games/mapgame.html)
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: oldkid on March 16, 2011, 03:44:39 PM
Embarrassing myself:

How well do you know the countries in and around N. Africa and the Middle East? (http://www.rethinkingschools.org/just_fun/games/mapgame.html)

I got a hundred percent on the African nations and missed two in the middle east.  But the recent Soviet nations I did terribly on.  I memorized all the countries in the world in sixth grade and those countries didn't exist then.  No excuse, I suppose.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: mañana on March 16, 2011, 03:45:53 PM
I get this  (http://i51.tinypic.com/b3orpk.png) far and then it's guess work. Nothing to feel ashamed about, it's not like that region's ever in the news or anything.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bondo on March 16, 2011, 03:52:38 PM
I switched up Western Sahara and Mauritania and guessed (correctly) on the more obscure 'stans. On the whole my BA in Geography is in no danger of being taken away.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: oneaprilday on March 16, 2011, 03:57:44 PM
Nothing to feel ashamed about, it's not like that region's ever in the news or anything.
There's that comfort, for sure.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: mañana on March 16, 2011, 04:02:28 PM
 ;)
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Corndog on March 16, 2011, 04:37:05 PM
To those who dare. (http://www.sporcle.com/games/world.php)

EDIT: I got like 180 once.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bondo on March 16, 2011, 05:12:53 PM
I got 135. Spelling became a big issue.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Mosca on March 16, 2011, 05:15:14 PM
Trying to find a DVD of
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RYdUnS2hqg&feature=player_embedded (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8RYdUnS2hqg&feature=player_embedded)
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Corndog on March 17, 2011, 07:54:51 AM
Working, hoping to make good money today since it's St. Patty's day, the end of exam week, and the start of the NCAA Tournament. Then at about 2:30-3, leaving for Spring Break to Gulf Shores, Alabama. So I won't be around for a few days. Have fun kiddies!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Fugee on March 17, 2011, 05:31:50 PM
Writing the take-home portion of my last final, which I also have to show up to at 8 a.m. tomorrow morning. Much rather go buy Fifa.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 17, 2011, 10:41:17 PM
Waiting for 19 minutes to pass.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 17, 2011, 11:01:52 PM
Waiting for 19 minutes to pass.

FINALLY!

Now I can party. Party. YEAH!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ses on March 18, 2011, 06:56:34 PM
Being exhausted after my first full week back after my surgery.  Glad it's the weekend.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: tinyholidays on March 18, 2011, 07:22:17 PM
Being exhausted after my first full week back after my surgery.  Glad it's the weekend.

I'm glad you're well enough to be on at work all week! Take it easy, ses!

I also had my first full week back after mono. Still kinda mono-y, but one doesn't get paid to sleep.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 18, 2011, 07:25:44 PM
Being exhausted after my first full week back after my surgery.  Glad it's the weekend.

I'm glad you're well enough to be on at work all week! Take it easy, ses!

I also had my first full week back after mono. Still kinda mono-y, but one doesn't get paid to sleep.

You haven't been volunteering for the right studies.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Solid Blake on March 19, 2011, 02:41:14 PM
Just bought this car:

(http://images.instagram.com/media/2011/03/19/66d794eda4d94235b2c2166a9fb96621_7.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: oneaprilday on March 19, 2011, 03:12:02 PM
Congrats, Blake. :)
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 19, 2011, 05:14:12 PM
is there a social network for VDub owners... cuz there should be.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Solid Blake on March 19, 2011, 06:09:02 PM
is there a social network for VDub owners... cuz there should be.

It's called the Third Reich.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ¡Keith! on March 20, 2011, 02:16:08 AM
is there a social network for VDub owners... cuz there should be.

It's called the Third Reich.

BMW was the official car of that.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: MartinTeller on March 20, 2011, 08:49:52 PM
I just bought one too!

(http://i56.tinypic.com/2622pf9.jpg)
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: oldkid on March 21, 2011, 02:55:13 AM
Having a theological discussion with Froham.  Outside the Religion thread.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Solid Blake on March 21, 2011, 06:35:31 AM
I just bought one too!

Nice! I was looking at the Honda Fit models also. Of all compact cars (Yaris, Versa, etc.), the Fit is the most attractive, by far.
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Post by: Mosca on March 21, 2011, 09:45:33 AM
I just bought one too!

Nice! I was looking at the Honda Fit models also. Of all compact cars (Yaris, Versa, etc.), the Fit is the most attractive, by far.
I have a very pretty Yaris  :)
(http://i994.photobucket.com/albums/af69/qtadbam/car002-2-1.jpg)
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Post by: Solid Blake on March 21, 2011, 11:35:48 AM
The Yaris is the pug of the automobile species.  ;)
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Post by: StudentOFilm on March 21, 2011, 03:21:44 PM
Seeing Patton Oswalt perform.  8)
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Post by: ses on March 21, 2011, 05:47:52 PM
Deciding with the boyfriend where we are going to go for our fall vacation, I think we are going to hit up the California parks this time, Yosemite, King's Canyon, Sequoia, Death Valley and Joshua Tree.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 21, 2011, 06:17:31 PM
Compiling my preliminary "Best Tracks of 2011 - First Quarter" list. Any songs that demand listening to before it starts the finalization process?
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Post by: Bondo on March 21, 2011, 11:44:07 PM
Pondering whether, if my reaction is "who?", the director really needs a poll.
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Post by: MartinTeller on March 21, 2011, 11:58:51 PM
Pondering whether, if my reaction is "who?", the director really needs a poll.

After having posted some rather obscure director polls myself, I'm in no position to criticize.  But um... yeah, some of these new ones popping up seem pretty damn marginal.
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Post by: jbissell on March 22, 2011, 10:48:43 PM
What was supposed to be a nice birthday dinner with the family turned into a nightmare. My mother and brother were on their way to the restaurant in my car when it died, basically in the middle of the road. We thought it was just the battery so my dad and I went and got a new one and swapped it out, only to determine that something else was also wrong. Managed to get enough charge to move it into a hotel parking lot and called AAA. Our first time estimate was just over an hour. After 1:30, we called and were told that the driver had called us 3 times with no response. Must have had a wrong number because we got no calls. Then we were told it'd be another 30 min. After 45 more min, we were told another 30. And then "he's just getting gas, 10-15 min.". 30 min. later it became "any minute now". And after a total of 4 hrs., the driver showed. He said he never made any calls and never stopped for gas. Even worse, he was coming from a town that is, at most, 20 min. away from where we were. So basically, CINECAST! AAA.
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Post by: oldkid on March 22, 2011, 10:58:32 PM
It used to be that the main source of revenue for tow trucks was AAA.  Now they make a lot more money towing away random cars and being general jerks.  I wouldn't blame the AAA dispatch for this.  It's probably the tow truck driver lying, not AAA.
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Post by: jbissell on March 22, 2011, 11:04:14 PM
It used to be that the main source of revenue for tow trucks was AAA.  Now they make a lot more money towing away random cars and being general jerks.  I wouldn't blame the AAA dispatch for this.  It's probably the tow truck driver lying, not AAA.

I'm not really sure what reason he would have had to lie about it, they don't get paid if they don't make the pick up. Of course I'm also not sure why several people at AAA would lie either. But I know someone was.
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Post by: oldkid on March 22, 2011, 11:28:49 PM
It used to be that the main source of revenue for tow trucks was AAA.  Now they make a lot more money towing away random cars and being general jerks.  I wouldn't blame the AAA dispatch for this.  It's probably the tow truck driver lying, not AAA.

I'm not really sure what reason he would have had to lie about it, they don't get paid if they don't make the pick up. Of course I'm also not sure why several people at AAA would lie either. But I know someone was.

He could have lied if he were doing other pick ups (of non-attended cars) first when he wasn't supposed to.  Or if he wasn't working when he was supposed to.  I can't think of any reason AAA would lie.
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Post by: UberGeekyGirl on March 23, 2011, 02:57:33 PM
Thanking everyone for their awesome engagement gratz and wishes yesterday. Hopefully things will calm down a bit after the wedding and I'll be back to bug you all.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on March 23, 2011, 02:59:59 PM
Thanking everyone for their awesome engagement gratz and wishes yesterday. Hopefully things will calm down a bit after the wedding and I'll be back to bug you all.

where y'all planning on living?
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Post by: ¡Keith! on March 23, 2011, 03:16:45 PM
Retiring.

I guess this was for serious  :'(  also, deleting post to prevent the awesomeness?
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Post by: UberGeekyGirl on March 23, 2011, 03:20:32 PM
Thanking everyone for their awesome engagement gratz and wishes yesterday. Hopefully things will calm down a bit after the wedding and I'll be back to bug you all.

where y'all planning on living?

California for now. DrKimble can't get enough of the desert.
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Post by: ses on March 23, 2011, 03:28:58 PM
congrats UGG and DrKimble!!!
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Post by: Bill Thompson on March 23, 2011, 04:22:03 PM
congrats UGG and DrKimble!!!
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Post by: UberGeekyGirl on March 23, 2011, 04:36:59 PM
Thanks!!!
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Post by: Basil on March 25, 2011, 04:12:06 PM
Looking for a place to stay in Boston.
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Post by: tinyholidays on March 25, 2011, 04:37:43 PM
Best wishes, UberGeekyGirl! Congratulations, DrKimble!

--

I'm packing. Throwing everything into categorical piles on the floor and then boxing it up is the best approach to this necessary activity, right?
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Post by: Clovis8 on March 25, 2011, 04:39:35 PM
Waiting in line for 2 hours to buy an iPad 2. Yes I am that guy.  ;D
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Post by: ¡Keith! on March 25, 2011, 05:19:00 PM
Waiting in line for 2 hours to buy an iPad 2. Yes I am that guy.  ;D

did it just get released in canada?
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Post by: Clovis8 on March 25, 2011, 05:43:35 PM
Waiting in line for 2 hours to buy an iPad 2. Yes I am that guy.  ;D

did it just get released in canada?

Today
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Post by: edgar00 on March 25, 2011, 06:45:07 PM
Putting some real serious thought for the past week or so about doing something awesome. Hints: it would be about movies and for my blog, but also a new experience for me personally. 'It' also happens every September.
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Post by: FroHam X on March 25, 2011, 09:16:27 PM
TIFF!
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Post by: edgar00 on March 25, 2011, 09:34:28 PM
Yes.

I need to make a plan. Hotels costs, hotel locations. public transportation costs. train tickets, where the venues are, how much it costs to get the movie tickets (apparently it's a lot more expensive than a usual cinema ticket), etc.
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Post by: tinyholidays on March 26, 2011, 09:32:13 AM
TIFF meet-up! I'm totally gonna come to town for this too.

Quote from: edgar00
public transportation costs

Ha. Don't underestimate that one. Toronto's trans is kinda pricey and not generous with transfers.
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Post by: FroHam X on March 26, 2011, 10:08:42 AM
Quote from: edgar00
public transportation costs

Ha. Don't underestimate that one. Toronto's trans is kinda pricey and not generous with transfers.

Damn TTC!
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Post by: jbissell on March 26, 2011, 03:57:34 PM
Got a new sofa and TV, which were the 2 remaining bigger ticket items I needed to buy for my new place.
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Post by: tinyholidays on March 26, 2011, 08:09:41 PM
Putting my DVDs into a travel case and throwing out all of the covers. Telling myself that this is ok.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on March 26, 2011, 08:19:49 PM
But is it...really...?
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Post by: tinyholidays on March 26, 2011, 08:28:48 PM
Some of this packaging is really nice. It's hurting to disrobe them and throw that niceness in the trash. But they're DVDs, and I move so damn much. It makes sense. One day, I'll start buying Criterions, and I won't do this to them.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 26, 2011, 08:35:50 PM
If I didn't like how pretty they all look lined up on a shelf, I'd probably do the same thing.
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Post by: smirnoff on March 26, 2011, 08:46:19 PM
+10 practicality points

The next level is: Remove your cupboard doors, an unnecessary obstacle in the way of obtaining snacks.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on March 26, 2011, 08:53:16 PM
This is anarchy...
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Post by: Bondo on March 26, 2011, 09:52:34 PM
Listening to a public radio podcast convince me that public radio doesn't need governmental funding...but that it should get more governmental funding.
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Post by: Corndog on March 26, 2011, 10:52:37 PM
The next level is: Remove your cupboard doors, an unnecessary obstacle in the way of obtaining snacks.

Genius! Where is my screwdriver!?
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Post by: oldkid on March 27, 2011, 12:33:54 AM
Listening to a public radio podcast convince me that public radio doesn't need governmental funding...but that it should get more governmental funding.

Absolutely.  But it's kind of a philosophical thing with Republicans...  big government is bad unless it has a bayonet on it.
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Post by: jbissell on March 27, 2011, 01:54:07 AM
Some of this packaging is really nice. It's hurting to disrobe them and throw that niceness in the trash. But they're DVDs, and I move so damn much. It makes sense. One day, I'll start buying Criterions, and I won't do this to them.

Yeah, I just finished boxing up 75% of my DVDs and it only confirmed what I already knew. Too damn many.
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Post by: FifthCityMuse on March 27, 2011, 06:41:19 AM
Being thoroughly weirded by the new look. Not that it's bad, but you get used to something after three years.

Thanks for the upgrade Lynch!
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Post by: FifthCityMuse on March 27, 2011, 07:04:46 AM
Hadn't noticed the stars. Odd. Yeah, the quoting looks interesting too. A little harder to follow perhaps.

That said, I'm not complaining, I promise. I think it looks kinda cool. I think I may even like it, as a whole.
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Post by: tinyholidays on March 27, 2011, 10:43:42 AM
There are large quotation marks at the beginning, but not the end. Does this mean that true accuracy is unattainable? That knowledge and truth is fluid and malleable? That every quote is a QooC?

I laughed.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 27, 2011, 02:32:01 PM
Making plans. Theoretically, in July and August, FLY will be constructing a novel. Details will be ironed out.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 27, 2011, 02:38:17 PM
Have fun. Novel writing is exciting and infuriating at the same time.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on March 27, 2011, 02:39:50 PM
It will be an endurance exercise which I look forward to a bit.
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Post by: StudentOFilm on March 27, 2011, 06:27:02 PM
I mentioned this in the Movie Buzz thread, but I just bought tickets to attend a screening by my school of Amadeus with F. Murray Abraham in attendance. It's in Boston if anyone happens to be in the area and would like info.
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Post by: Fugee on March 27, 2011, 07:45:38 PM
Loving the new theme while slacking off from writing/cleaning.
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Post by: smirnoff on March 28, 2011, 10:54:08 AM
Learning to use Alt+s instead of Tab, Enter to post. It's hard.
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Post by: FroHam X on March 28, 2011, 10:56:37 AM
I've never used that. I think on mac you have to press control+option+s.

EDIT: Confirmed. But that button combination is a little weird.
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Post by: mañana on March 28, 2011, 03:24:01 PM
Retiring.
I guess this was for serious  :'(  also, deleting post to prevent the awesomeness?
For reals?!?!  :(
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Post by: smirnoff on March 28, 2011, 03:41:58 PM
Retiring.
I guess this was for serious  :'(  also, deleting post to prevent the awesomeness?
For reals?!?!  :(
I refuse to believe it! Perhaps he's just reincarnated as a new member but we haven't noticed yet. :(
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Post by: Melvil on March 28, 2011, 04:02:33 PM
Hopefully he's just gearing up for a spectacular 10,000'th post.
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Post by: UberGeekyGirl on March 28, 2011, 04:28:38 PM
Counting down the minutes until I leave work.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on March 28, 2011, 04:55:53 PM
buying a bed
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Post by: Corndog on March 28, 2011, 06:16:15 PM
Working 18 hours a week, taking 6 classes, hosting 2 radio shows, playing on 2 softball teams and writing movie reviews for the school paper. See everybody in June if I'm still alive.

Not really, but pretty much.
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Post by: Beavermoose on March 29, 2011, 01:18:45 AM
Working 30 hours a week, taking 4 classes, juggling 2 women, playing 3 video games and watching a lot of movies. See everybody in June if I'm still alive.

Not really, but pretty much.
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Post by: edgar00 on March 29, 2011, 01:44:46 AM
I'll just be back tomorrow. Alive.

Really.

Bond. James Bond.

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Post by: Corndog on March 29, 2011, 07:19:29 AM
Man it's hard out here for a pimp.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on March 29, 2011, 07:27:41 AM
Finally taking the time to really check out the forums for the first time in a few days.
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Post by: 1SO on March 29, 2011, 08:45:17 AM
Oh, Hi Bill.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on March 29, 2011, 08:50:47 AM
Oh, Hi Bill.

Heh, hey 1SO, life is busy, took me a while to really look at the new boards. I like it, don't know how it's worked out as far as fixing the problems of the old board though. Does your marathon topic still have the same problems?
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Post by: 1SO on March 29, 2011, 09:11:49 AM
Does your marathon topic still have the same problems?

Nope. The Phantom Posts have appeared, all the links work and it's all quotable.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on March 29, 2011, 09:25:22 AM
Does your marathon topic still have the same problems?

Nope. The Phantom Posts have appeared, all the links work and it's all quotable.

Ah, good, good.
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Post by: jbissell on March 29, 2011, 10:09:10 PM
Waiting for Destroyer to take the stage.
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Post by: roujin on March 29, 2011, 10:11:27 PM
Bejar will turn away from you when he's done singing. It's great!
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Post by: Clovis8 on March 29, 2011, 10:11:43 PM
watching everything I can by the poet Rives. Trust me do the same. He has had me cheering with joy all night.

one to get you started (http://www.ted.com/talks/rives_on_4_a_m.html)
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on March 29, 2011, 10:14:54 PM
Practicing my ukulele...
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Post by: Bondo on March 29, 2011, 10:46:28 PM
Bejar will turn away from you when he's done singing. It's great!

I've always loved Bejar's stuff with The New Pornographers. The concert I went to he'd pop out every fifth song or something to participate, with a snack or a drink, clearly less coherent than any other member of the band.
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Post by: Sandy on March 29, 2011, 10:56:24 PM
watching everything I can by the poet Rives. Trust me do the same. He has had me cheering with joy all night.

one to get you started (http://www.ted.com/talks/rives_on_4_a_m.html)

I was going to wait til 4 a.m. to post this, but--Thanks! How did you learn about him?
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Post by: Clovis8 on March 29, 2011, 10:59:22 PM
watching everything I can by the poet Rives. Trust me do the same. He has had me cheering with joy all night.

one to get you started (http://www.ted.com/talks/rives_on_4_a_m.html)

I was going to wait til 4 a.m. to post this, but--Thanks! How did you learn about him?

Watching TED videos. Search Rives on TED or YouTube. They are all so fun.
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Post by: oldkid on March 29, 2011, 11:07:44 PM
TED videos are addictive.
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Post by: Junior on March 30, 2011, 12:16:32 AM
Fighting sexism throughout the internet. Maya Moore scored her 3000th point tonight but since she's a girl and lacks a penis her accomplishment is not impressive. BOLOGNA!
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Post by: Bondo on March 30, 2011, 12:25:14 AM
Do it with a man's size basketball against male defenders and I'll start caring. Wait, scratch that, it will still be basketball so I still won't care. :P
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Post by: jbissell on March 30, 2011, 01:01:31 AM
Bejar will turn away from you when he's done singing. It's great!

I've always loved Bejar's stuff with The New Pornographers. The concert I went to he'd pop out every fifth song or something to participate, with a snack or a drink, clearly less coherent than any other member of the band.

Same. It was a good show, other than the absolutely infuriating audience.
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Post by: Junior on March 30, 2011, 08:14:33 PM
Submitting 5 pictures as test prints for White House Custom Color printing. Once these get printed and I check them out I can have them print out my pictures in all kinds of formats. I don't know if any of you would potentially buy a picture from me but this is how it would get done. It's mainly for family but I wouldn't rule out sending you guys some stuff if you're interested...
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Post by: Totoro on March 30, 2011, 09:00:15 PM
Just asked a girl out over FB. Terrible thing to do, I know, but I couldn't get a hold of her today.

This is important because I'M BACK. I'M BACK ON THE MARKET. AND I'M READY TO DATE whether I get rejected or not. :D

(Right when I messaged her, she logged off.  Good or bad sign?)  ???

Edit: AAAAAAAAAAAND REJECTED. Okay, fine. NEXT!
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Post by: Sandy on March 31, 2011, 12:41:24 AM
Her loss. Good luck out there!
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Post by: Junior on March 31, 2011, 03:34:09 AM
Finishing a roughly 4 hour reading binge. Freedom is completed. Now, what next?
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Post by: smirnoff on March 31, 2011, 08:36:33 AM
Emailing Disney about getting Never Cry Wolf blu-ray'd.
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Post by: Junior on March 31, 2011, 11:54:15 AM
Angering sam, I assume.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on March 31, 2011, 01:49:34 PM
Angering sam, I assume.
To be fair, I double posted today, but that's only because no one watched any movies last night.
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Post by: jbissell on March 31, 2011, 03:43:37 PM
Going to rent a van for my move tomorrow.
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Post by: enzobot24 on March 31, 2011, 05:00:15 PM
Enjoying the little things. I might be stranded at home - what with a totaled car - but at least I have my artisanal absinthe and custom order beef jerky.

Guess things are looking up.
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Post by: tinyholidays on April 01, 2011, 05:46:20 PM
Spending the weekend crashing at friends' in between having moved out of my house and flying out of Seattle. We're watchin stuff, talkin movies. drinkin beer.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on April 01, 2011, 06:02:42 PM
packing
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Post by: ses on April 02, 2011, 12:26:19 AM
So I just turned off a show I had been watching that was on my DVR, what was playing on TV, the last 20 min or so of ET, will I watch it? Yes.  Will I cry? Yes.
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Post by: FroHam X on April 02, 2011, 05:14:42 PM
Just transcribed the whole interview I did for TheReelists on my own. A thirty minute interview. Took about 3-4 hours to transcribe. And now to edit and clean up and prepare for posting. Wow, interviews are hard work!
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Post by: edgar00 on April 02, 2011, 06:55:01 PM
Getting ready for a shootout with Bill...
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Post by: smirnoff on April 02, 2011, 07:49:17 PM
Went out for breakfast with some buddies, swung by the butchers and picked up some beauty steaks (about 16$ a pop), came back to my place and played 4 player NBA jam (ps3, super fun game), fired up the bbq, watched some golf, had some beers, ate the steaks (they were amazing), and then we watched Any Given Sunday. Good day. :)

Oh and I received a reply to this:

Emailing Disney about getting Never Cry Wolf blu-ray'd.

Quote
Dear ******,

Thank you for your email regarding Never Cry Wolf.  We value your interest in Walt Disney Home Entertainment.

At this time, we do not have a Blu-ray release date for this title.

We will forward your request for release to our Marketing Department for consideration.

I'm going to pretend this is the first time they've gotten an email like this and that now I've got the ball rolling for real.
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Post by: Melvil on April 03, 2011, 08:56:13 PM
Thinking I'm going to finally buy a new TV (exciting!) and trying to figure out what to buy (annoying!).
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Post by: Corndog on April 03, 2011, 09:27:43 PM
Subscribing to The New York Times. Does this make me smarter?
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Post by: ses on April 03, 2011, 11:03:37 PM
Debating if I should watch Chinatown, which just came on one of my HBO channels (I have seen it multiple times) or continue watching my 6 part Ken Burns documentary on The US National Parks.
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Post by: Bondo on April 04, 2011, 10:49:45 PM
Discovering that Roku can do so much more than Netflix and Amazon-On-Demand. They've got a TED talks channel (hello Clovis) and Roku Newscaster which gives you access to a lot of shows from the various mainstream news channels but some more interesting things like Al Jazeera's live stream. Win!
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Post by: Clovis8 on April 04, 2011, 11:02:37 PM
Discovering that Roku can do so much more than Netflix and Amazon-On-Demand. They've got a TED talks channel (hello Clovis) and Roku Newscaster which gives you access to a lot of shows from the various mainstream news channels but some more interesting things like Al Jazeera's live stream. Win!


boxee box > roku
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Post by: FroHam X on April 04, 2011, 11:08:03 PM
Are these devices at all useful in Canada?
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Post by: Clovis8 on April 04, 2011, 11:19:00 PM
Are these devices at all useful in Canada?


I love my boxee. Only think we don't get here is hulu
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Post by: ses on April 04, 2011, 11:20:20 PM
boxee, that's sounds so cute
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Post by: Melvil on April 04, 2011, 11:20:47 PM
boxee box > roku

Perhaps, but $80 > $200 is also a valid equation.
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Post by: FroHam X on April 04, 2011, 11:22:20 PM
I'd still need to get a good ISP with a lot of bandwidth right?
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Post by: Clovis8 on April 04, 2011, 11:24:44 PM
I'd still need to get a good ISP with a lot of bandwidth right?

Yep if you are on Rogers you are screwed.
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Post by: Clovis8 on April 04, 2011, 11:25:45 PM
boxee box > roku

Perhaps, but $80 > $200 is also a valid equation.

True.
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Post by: FroHam X on April 04, 2011, 11:29:41 PM
I'm actually on Bell, so just about equally screwed. I'm looking at indie ISPs but I'm waiting for the CRTC storm to settle so I better know what I'm getting myself into.

EDIT: Also, does the roku also play files off a computer such as AVI and MKV? Because that is the kind of functionality that would be the tits. I know Boxee has that.
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Post by: Bondo on April 05, 2011, 07:54:30 AM
EDIT: Also, does the roku also play files off a computer such as AVI and MKV? Because that is the kind of functionality that would be the tits. I know Boxee has that.

No, Roku does not speak to your computer. I can see the appeal of that functionality.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on April 05, 2011, 12:27:44 PM
why not get an actual computer?
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Post by: Bill Thompson on April 05, 2011, 12:39:20 PM
EDIT: Also, does the roku also play files off a computer such as AVI and MKV? Because that is the kind of functionality that would be the tits. I know Boxee has that.

No, Roku does not speak to your computer. I can see the appeal of that functionality.

I can see the appeal, but I don't need it. MY PS3 has everything I need though, it is really the best multimedia machine I've ever had, and it speaks to my computer, if I ever needed that.
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Post by: FroHam X on April 05, 2011, 12:58:48 PM
The PS3 is great, but it doesn't have MKV capability, which is very annoying.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bill Thompson on April 05, 2011, 02:28:27 PM
The PS3 is great, but it doesn't have MKV capability, which is very annoying.

If I even knew what MKV capability was, I'm sure it might be.
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Post by: smirnoff on April 05, 2011, 02:37:04 PM
You can work around that if you use something like Tversity (http://tversity.com/) to set up a computer on your network as a media server. It's really simple. PS3 recognizes it automatically and then you can play any file on that pc through your ps3.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: oneaprilday on April 05, 2011, 02:43:41 PM
Prepping for class tonight - my first day of spring quarter.  Only 72 days 'til summer break!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FroHam X on April 05, 2011, 02:46:49 PM
You can work around that if you use something like Tversity (http://tversity.com/) to set up a computer on your network as a media server. It's really simple. PS3 recognizes it automatically and then you can play any file on that pc through your ps3.

The problem is it then gets the computer to decode the MKV file, which makes it all very slow, at least with my setup it does. It would be amazing if the PS3 could simply play those files.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bondo on April 05, 2011, 03:48:24 PM
why not get an actual computer?

I assumed the goal was watching the video on a TV screen rather than a computer monitor.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FroHam X on April 05, 2011, 03:51:28 PM
I think he means why not get a computer to hook up to the home theatre system. Which is an option, but it's also an expensive option. And computers are loud.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 05, 2011, 04:28:45 PM
My computer monitor is a TV screen...
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FroHam X on April 05, 2011, 04:36:29 PM
Yeah, but is you computer hooked up to a full home theatre system?
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Corndog on April 05, 2011, 04:44:01 PM
I have been revamping my blog (http://corndogchatscinema.blogspot.com) too, inspired by the great work of Bill. The man truly is an inspiration to us all. I have added a few more pages, which I hope makes things more navigable, if that is a word.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 05, 2011, 05:06:12 PM
Yeah, but is you computer hooked up to a full home theatre system?
It will be a full home theatre system when I get done with it!  ;D
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ses on April 05, 2011, 06:45:33 PM
Prepping for class tonight - my first day of spring quarter.  Only 72 days 'til summer break!

Good luck! Let us know how your first day went!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: oneaprilday on April 05, 2011, 06:53:40 PM
Prepping for class tonight - my first day of spring quarter.  Only 72 days 'til summer break!

Good luck! Let us know how your first day went!
Thanks! I will.  Class starts in 15 minutes. :)
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bill Thompson on April 05, 2011, 07:19:09 PM
I have been revamping my blog (http://corndogchatscinema.blogspot.com) too, inspired by the great work of Bill. The man truly is an inspiration to us all. I have added a few more pages, which I hope makes things more navigable, if that is a word.

Thanks man, your words do mean a lot, I've struggled a lot with the dwindling readership of my blog over the past year. I know I've always said I don't care who reads my stuff, but the truth is as my readership has gone dramatically down I've begun to wonder if anyone even cares what I write anymore. Even if there's a bit of a joke in what you're saying (not saying there is, but you never know), what you said still means a lot to me. :)
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FroHam X on April 05, 2011, 07:22:58 PM
I wonder about people caring all the time. Example, I did that interview that I posted yesterday. I was a lot of work and I think it came out really well, but it barely got any hits.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: MartinTeller on April 05, 2011, 07:28:30 PM
 :-[  I very rarely read any of your guys' blogs.  It's nothing personal, I'm sure there's some well-written stuff there, I'm just trying to minimize the amount of time I spend on the internet.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FroHam X on April 05, 2011, 07:32:29 PM
Spending time away from the internet is overrated ;D
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bill Thompson on April 05, 2011, 09:44:44 PM
I have been revamping my blog (http://corndogchatscinema.blogspot.com) too, inspired by the great work of Bill. The man truly is an inspiration to us all. I have added a few more pages, which I hope makes things more navigable, if that is a word.

Totally forgot to mention it in my original reply, but I'm digging the new look Adam. Very accessible, clean, and easy to navigate, I like it.  8)
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Corndog on April 05, 2011, 10:53:53 PM
Thanks Bill, and no joke. If you had not done the stuff to your blog, I would not have thought/been motivated to put more work into cleaning mine up. I still have to add some more links and I think I'm going to transfer some of my work from here so I have it on my blog, like my Directors marathon and some of my more thought out things. Apparently I am starting to take my blog a little more serious.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 05, 2011, 11:11:08 PM
I feel like I should be redesigning now, but to do that, I'd have to take a leap I'm not quite prepared for yet. It will probably be a summer project.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FroHam X on April 05, 2011, 11:12:07 PM
Trying to figure out what the music is in this commercial. It is killing me.

Lexus ad (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSf84GLyvsQ#ws)
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 05, 2011, 11:15:49 PM
O yea, You probably heard it in Atonement. It's Clair de lune.

You're welcome.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bill Thompson on April 05, 2011, 11:16:01 PM
Thanks Bill, and no joke. If you had not done the stuff to your blog, I would not have thought/been motivated to put more work into cleaning mine up. I still have to add some more links and I think I'm going to transfer some of my work from here so I have it on my blog, like my Directors marathon and some of my more thought out things. Apparently I am starting to take my blog a little more serious.

It's a fine line to tread, whether to take your blog seriously or have fun with it. I think the key is to fall in the middle of those two trains of thought. I need to take my blog seriously and make it look good because people are reading it, as my readers I owe them the best product I can give them, so I clean up my blog and fix it when I don't think it is working for them. But, I love movies, that's why I write about them. I don't ever want to stop having fun writing about them and sharing my experiences and thoughts with others. Don't take it too seriously, but don't treat your blog like a joke, find a solid middle ground. That's my advice at least.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FroHam X on April 05, 2011, 11:17:52 PM
O yea, You probably heard it in Atonement. It's Clair de lune.

You're welcome.

Debussy! Damn! I knew it. I knew and yet I couldn't place it and now I feel incredibly stupid. And actually, I didn't remember it from Atonement at all.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 05, 2011, 11:19:22 PM
O yea, You probably heard it in Atonement. It's Clair de lune.

You're welcome.

Debussy! Damn! I knew it. I knew and yet I couldn't place it and now I feel incredibly stupid. And actually, I didn't remember it from Atonement at all.
I don't either. I just know it's somewhere in the movie cuz I bought the soundtrack. It's one of those classical pieces I hear a lot for some odd reason.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: tinyholidays on April 06, 2011, 09:00:10 AM
You guys actually remember it from Twilight.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jbissell on April 06, 2011, 10:28:07 AM
Back at work and checking the forum for the first time in almost a week.

I'm all moved in to my new apartment.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bondo on April 06, 2011, 03:38:53 PM
Working out the kinks so I can watch movies on my good laptop off the DVD player on my bad laptop. My good laptop doesn't have an optical drive and my bad laptop has a bad connection to the monitor. Theoretically I should be able to run the film remotely but it hasn't panned out yet.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: oneaprilday on April 06, 2011, 05:06:35 PM
Prepping for class tonight - my first day of spring quarter.  Only 72 days 'til summer break!

Good luck! Let us know how your first day went!
Thanks! I will.
A great first day.  A number of non-traditional (read: older than 18 or 19) students are in the class - I always appreciate the maturity they bring to a room - and a large number of students who seem to be taking the course because they are really interested in Am lit and genuinely love to read, not just because they need a particular credit.
 
It's a very full class, which always makes discussion tricky, but we listened to Sherman Alexie's "Breaking and Entering" (http://www.wnyc.org/shows/shorts/2010/feb/28/) last night, and a good portion of the class had some incredibly insightful things to say about it. 

Should be a fun quarter. :)
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: tinyholidays on April 06, 2011, 05:25:51 PM
Replacing my fourth lost license. This time an out-of-state one. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Don't be me.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bondo on April 06, 2011, 05:43:29 PM
and a large number of students who seem to be taking the course because they are really interested in Am lit and genuinely love to read, not just because they need a particular credit.

Heh, I would have taken more lit classes (I took one) if they didn't make you write those blasted literary analyses. Perhaps odd for someone who loves writing about film but I was always terrible at them and it made me hate English classes even though I enjoyed the books I was reading for them.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Corndog on April 06, 2011, 07:03:52 PM
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Don't be me.

Duly noted.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FifthCityMuse on April 07, 2011, 06:30:21 AM
Working on a treatment.

You know how sometimes you put in all this effort, and you look, and you've written like a half a page, and you're like, is that it?

I know I'm doing good stuff, I just wish there was more of it. When I print this I want it to have real weight you know? Not just be four flimsy pages.


Oh, and equally, I need a better title for this film. The one I have works, but it's so insular, and the tone is all wrong, and there are all these implications that just don't match the film.

Eh.


Also: realising this thing is a whole lot more autobiography than I meant it to be. Stupid self awareness.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bill Thompson on April 07, 2011, 08:26:04 AM
Just submitted my application to become a member of the Online Film Critics Society (http://www.ofcs.org/). The only part that really worried me was the last part about the need for them to be able to easily navigate my blog and find my most recent 100 reviews. They gave me the option to provide links to my last 100 reviews, but I decided not to. I figured that the fact that all of my reviews have dates on them, and that I have a calendar, as well as an archive tab, built into my blog should make it very easy to navigate. I'm still worried they might not think it is though, and I may have messed up by not just providing links to my last 100 reviews.  :-\
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Corndog on April 07, 2011, 10:06:54 AM
You da Man, Bill. You da Man.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: edgar00 on April 07, 2011, 11:18:18 AM
Just submitted my application to become a member of the Online Film Critics Society (http://www.ofcs.org/). The only part that really worried me was the last part about the need for them to be able to easily navigate my blog and find my most recent 100 reviews. They gave me the option to provide links to my last 100 reviews, but I decided not to. I figured that the fact that all of my reviews have dates on them, and that I have a calendar, as well as an archive tab, built into my blog should make it very easy to navigate. I'm still worried they might not think it is though, and I may have messed up by not just providing links to my last 100 reviews.  :-\

I think you'd be a good member. There's a nice, raw 'from the gut' element to your reviews that so many other reviewers don't embrace, including myself (except that Devil's Backbone review. I couldn't hold back).
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: UberGeekyGirl on April 07, 2011, 02:57:39 PM
I'm at work and want to watch a movie on my iPhone. Tell me what I should watch from instant!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: enzobot24 on April 07, 2011, 03:49:23 PM
Working on a treatment.

You know how sometimes you put in all this effort, and you look, and you've written like a half a page, and you're like, is that it?

I know I'm doing good stuff, I just wish there was more of it. When I print this I want it to have real weight you know? Not just be four flimsy pages.


Oh, and equally, I need a better title for this film. The one I have works, but it's so insular, and the tone is all wrong, and there are all these implications that just don't match the film.

Eh.


Also: realising this thing is a whole lot more autobiography than I meant it to be. Stupid self awareness.

The best titles usually come after you've finished a story. Once all that planning and editing anxiety is gone, you can really take a step back and make a kickass title.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FroHam X on April 07, 2011, 04:16:56 PM
I usually start with a title and work from there. For example, right now I'm working on a script called Surrender Monkeys. Inspired by the Simpsons line. It's an animated film about French monkeys who must protect France from an attack by German Gorillas.


I just made all that up right now. You may steal my idea at will.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bill Thompson on April 07, 2011, 05:22:29 PM
You da Man, Bill. You da Man.

Thank you,

I think you'd be a good member. There's a nice, raw 'from the gut' element to your reviews that so many other reviewers don't embrace, including myself (except that Devil's Backbone review. I couldn't hold back).

and thank you. :) It would definitely be a big move, allowing my reviews to be posted on Rotten Tomatoes, maybe Metacritic as well, and it would help to make me look legit, I think.

Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Corndog on April 07, 2011, 06:41:16 PM
Sand Volleyball kicks up for the spring season!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FifthCityMuse on April 07, 2011, 06:43:10 PM
Oh, and equally, I need a better title for this film. The one I have works, but it's so insular, and the tone is all wrong, and there are all these implications that just don't match the film.

Eh.

The best titles usually come after you've finished a story. Once all that planning and editing anxiety is gone, you can really take a step back and make a kickass title.
I can go either way. I think if I get the title early on, everything flows from that. I've drawn whole stories out of a title. If I don't have it, it might never come. I don't know that I'm ever going to have a satisfactory title for this one. But the current one def has to go.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: roujin on April 08, 2011, 02:38:47 AM
Tracking down a live bootleg.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 08, 2011, 10:55:53 AM
Wondering if it's cool if I post three polls that have celebrities squaring off against one another.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: StudentOFilm on April 08, 2011, 01:21:40 PM
Going to see Joel McHale standup at 8:00 PM. Then I'm off to party. Then tomorrow morning I'm directing my first student film. Then I'm hopefully going to party. Then on Sunday I'm directing more of my first student film. Then I'll go see Hanna and/or Your Highness.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: MartinTeller on April 08, 2011, 02:02:15 PM
Going to see Joel McHale standup at 8:00 PM. Then I'm off to party. Then tomorrow morning I'm directing my first student film. Then I'm hopefully going to party.

Fun fun fun fun fun
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Post by: StudentOFilm on April 08, 2011, 03:45:33 PM
....until Daddy takes the T-Bird away.... in my case it's a Honda Civic  :'(
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: edgar00 on April 09, 2011, 07:14:11 PM
Writing the next Reelists article. I wanted to do this earlier froham, but it was a busy week.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FroHam X on April 09, 2011, 07:15:04 PM
No problemo, ed!
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Post by: Beavermoose on April 09, 2011, 07:35:37 PM
I am currently projecting a Montreal Screening of the Room. 8)
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: edgar00 on April 09, 2011, 07:59:45 PM
I am currently projecting a Montreal Screening of the Room. 8)

I'm actually not jealous. For all the buzz surrounding that movie, I'm just not that interested.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Beavermoose on April 09, 2011, 08:09:37 PM
I'd never watch it on my own, but these kinds of screenings with people yelling things out are a lot of fun.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Melvil on April 09, 2011, 09:45:53 PM
I've seen it at two midnight screenings and I would gladly do so again. I think Wisseau is going to be back in Chicago toward the end of the year. I genuinely cherish this thing.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Corndog on April 10, 2011, 08:40:25 AM
Just a friendly reminder for those with some free time coming up, my movie radio show, Once Upon a Time in the Movies, airs from 12pm-2pm EST today on Bearcast Radio (http://www.bearcastradio.com). And immediately following is Here's the Thing Radio. So tune in you you're interested and have the time, otherwise you can catch up with the podcast if you are interested in that at our blog (http://ouatitm.blogspot.com).

Thanks peeps.

Adam
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Post by: Fugee on April 11, 2011, 01:17:22 PM
Praying that we don't have a quiz in Theatre History today. Then turning in the last part of my Study Abroad application! Norwich here I (hopefully) come!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: edgar00 on April 12, 2011, 10:08:09 AM
Writing about Bodyguards and Assassins.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ferris on April 12, 2011, 11:01:46 AM
...poking my head in to say "hi".

How are things going!?  So cool to see familiar names still everywhere in the forums this morning!  I found that game called Minecraft and I've been digging ever since.  No time for chat, no time for film. Gotta dig gotta dig gotta dig
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ¡Keith! on April 12, 2011, 11:03:11 AM
Writing about Bodyguards and Assassins.

won't be able to catch that at the fest this week - looks pretty awesome though.


...poking my head in to say "hi".

How are things going!?  So cool to see familiar names still everywhere in the forums this morning!  I found that game called Minecraft and I've been digging ever since.  No time for chat, no time for film. Gotta dig gotta dig gotta dig

HEY! I would check out the game but my time is far too waste on frivolous items like that.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ses on April 12, 2011, 11:09:08 AM
Hi ferris!! We miss you!!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: tinyholidays on April 12, 2011, 11:13:28 AM
Hi, ferris! Did you see that Never Cry Wolf has moved into the 3rd round of the 80s US bracket? It was a lighthouse signal sent out to bring you back in from the open seas.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: smirnoff on April 12, 2011, 11:14:49 AM
Ferris! Yes! I was just wondering what you were up to the other day. Now I know. You're one of those Minecraft crazies! (I've yet to understand the appeal of that game myself, but maybe one day)

You should pop by once in a while even if you aren't watching movies anymore!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: oneaprilday on April 12, 2011, 11:27:59 AM
Ferris!!! Hi!
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Post by: mañana on April 12, 2011, 12:21:23 PM
ferris!!
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Post by: Melvil on April 12, 2011, 12:38:48 PM
I'd recognize that shirt anywhere! Good to know you're alive and doing well (as well as one with a Minecraft addiction can be doing, I suppose). ;D
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bill Thompson on April 12, 2011, 03:16:19 PM
Ferris!!! Hi!
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Post by: Corndog on April 12, 2011, 03:49:29 PM
Just finished transferring all of my awesome Bond Marathon posts from here to my blog. Took forever, but worth it I think.

Now a little dinner here pretty soon, Philosophy Through Movies with 'Where Angels Fear to Tread' for Cultural Relativism, and then softball at 10!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 12, 2011, 06:19:26 PM
  I found that game called Minecraft and I've been digging ever since.  No time for chat, no time for film. Gotta dig gotta dig gotta dig
That explains a lot...I actually played Minecraft back in the day when all you could do was build stuff, no crafting, no animals, no monsters.

It was a blast, but after a few weeks I moved on. I think all the added mechanics would have kept me hook

In any case, hi, and hope you stop and stay for a while.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: edgar00 on April 12, 2011, 08:41:15 PM
Writing about Bodyguards and Assassins.

won't be able to catch that at the fest this week - looks pretty awesome though.




It hasn't come out in Philly? It's been out on blu-ray here for a month already I think.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: oldkid on April 12, 2011, 09:17:46 PM
...poking my head in to say "hi".

How are things going!?  So cool to see familiar names still everywhere in the forums this morning!  I found that game called Minecraft and I've been digging ever since.  No time for chat, no time for film. Gotta dig gotta dig gotta dig

Hey, ferris!  All my kids have been busy with Minecraft as well.  But I don't think they've been as serious as you.  Of course, when you are serious about something, it is the rare person who can beat you in obsession.  ;)
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ferris on April 13, 2011, 08:51:14 AM
...poking my head in to say "hi".

How are things going!?  So cool to see familiar names still everywhere in the forums this morning!  I found that game called Minecraft and I've been digging ever since.  No time for chat, no time for film. Gotta dig gotta dig gotta dig

Hey, ferris!  All my kids have been busy with Minecraft as well.  But I don't think they've been as serious as you.  Of course, when you are serious about something, it is the rare person who can beat you in obsession.  ;)

I've gotten to a point where if I just allow the obsession to completely take hold I can work through it much quicker and move on to the next thing!

Glad to head Never Cry Wolf made it so far in the brackets!  I'll definitely have to go back and read some reviews!  If I remember right there were a number of first round snubs that needed rectifying! 
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ¡Keith! on April 13, 2011, 10:24:48 AM
Writing about Bodyguards and Assassins.

won't be able to catch that at the fest this week - looks pretty awesome though.




It hasn't come out in Philly? It's been out on blu-ray here for a month already I think.

Hasn't gotten any theatrical release in the states.  Just playing festivals right now. Amazon lists a couple of DVD copies but no Blu of it at all :-\
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Post by: Bondo on April 13, 2011, 07:56:38 PM
I'm considering having this shirt made to wear on babysitting duty:

(http://i53.tinypic.com/oza4m.jpg)
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Post by: smirnoff on April 13, 2011, 08:13:47 PM
I just found a picture of the first car I bought (10 years ago now). It had a horn that played La Cucaracha.

(http://i56.tinypic.com/dn0v43.jpg)

First and last car I ever owned.  ;D
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Post by: tinyholidays on April 13, 2011, 08:40:32 PM
Packing to drive from Atlanta to Cincinnati tomorrow and on to Toronto the next day. According to Google Maps, there's only a 7 mile difference to go via Detroit or Buffalo. Anyone made a similar trip before? Recommendations?
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bondo on April 13, 2011, 09:23:11 PM
Buffalo side takes you nearish Niagara Falls? Sounds more scenic than Detroit. Most things sound more scenic than Detroit.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: tinyholidays on April 14, 2011, 04:51:09 AM
Yeah, that's what I'm thinking too.

Alright, I'm off to drive a thousand miles. Enjoy the next couple of days!
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Post by: Corndog on April 14, 2011, 07:04:14 AM
Safe journey! I'm excited you will be in Cincinnati, if but for mere moments.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jdc on April 14, 2011, 08:17:42 AM
cleaning out (up) my life.  I have moved over 20 times since 1990, how is it that I have managed to keep all my tax returns with me going back that far....

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Post by: Beavermoose on April 14, 2011, 10:09:37 PM
Studying for my film history exam. Really wish I'd taken more notes on Italian Neorealism.
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Post by: oldkid on April 14, 2011, 11:37:39 PM
Instead of writing my next article for The Reelists (like I was supposed to), I decided to spend all day setting up an online store for my church (as fundraising... ha!)  and to set up a new blog (my 30th!).  This blog is full of photography my wife and I took. 

Take a look... (http://awholebunchofpictures.blogspot.com/2011/04/monsters-of-deep.html)
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FroHam X on April 14, 2011, 11:41:43 PM
This seems like a good reason not to write a Reelists article. I'll accept it. ;D
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 14, 2011, 11:49:37 PM
I was busy giving presentations and trying to figure out Grad school stuff...I should write an article this weekend though....emphasis on should.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on April 16, 2011, 06:20:03 AM
Drinking a la the connective power of Facebook w/ lise and winrit!

aaaaand was too drunk to finish posting it...
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: oldkid on April 16, 2011, 11:51:00 AM
This seems like a good reason not to write a Reelists article. I'll accept it. ;D

Hopefully I'll finish it today.  Maybe two...
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FroHam X on April 16, 2011, 11:55:18 AM
This seems like a good reason not to write a Reelists article. I'll accept it. ;D

Hopefully I'll finish it today.  Maybe two...

Don't sweat it. It's not like you're being paid. It's all for fun.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: MartinTeller on April 16, 2011, 12:00:20 PM
Working on a Saturday. grrrrrrrrrr
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on April 16, 2011, 02:47:57 PM
Me too - for the past 3 Saturdays...
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Post by: Bondo on April 16, 2011, 03:32:44 PM
Getting ready to tabulate the top-100 Documentaries list.

Go over and rate the films (https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dHpPYVgyLXVUa0pBX05sZm9kZnhrVUE6MQ#gid=4) on the shortlist in order to participate. One day left to submit a rating ballot.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Tim on April 16, 2011, 07:15:50 PM
Just submitted an article for a conference to be held in New Zealand in a couple of months. It took me a lot longer to write than I estimated.....

finally I can have some free time for a few hours.....
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bill Thompson on April 16, 2011, 07:22:50 PM
Thinking about whether I should add a podcasting feature to my movie blog. There are a ton of movie podcasts out there and I think it would be cool to do reviews of them so people know which ones I think are worth their time and which ones are easily avoided. On the one hand it seems cool to me, on the other hand it seems like I'm telling others what to think, so we'll see.
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Post by: edgar00 on April 17, 2011, 09:28:07 AM
Writing about The Proposition. I was hoping to have this done by last night however. I estimate that the review will be published just before noon.
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Post by: saltine on April 18, 2011, 01:57:38 AM
Stockpiling calories so I can enjoy hot cross buns on Friday.
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Post by: jdc on April 18, 2011, 02:33:37 AM
Stockpiling calories so I can enjoy hot cross buns on Friday.

What are those?  I am afraid to search at work as I am not sure what type of images may appear;)
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Post by: saltine on April 18, 2011, 04:06:47 AM
Easter treats, hot buns baked with sultanas and currants, eaten on Good Friday. (http://www.bakersdelight.com.au/product.aspx?id=1285)

Delicious, but lots of calories...
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Post by: Tim on April 18, 2011, 06:05:18 AM
I have never associated hot cross buns with calories - except for maybe those chocolatey ones that have been popular in the last couple of years - the ones with the fruit in them are almost like health food - I have been eating home made ones every day for the last week - yummy ;)
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Post by: saltine on April 18, 2011, 06:15:06 AM
I hate you..for so many reasons.
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Post by: UberGeekyGirl on April 18, 2011, 10:23:27 PM
Sitting at home with Dr Kimble being married! hehe...
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Post by: ses on April 18, 2011, 10:27:20 PM
Sitting at home with Dr Kimble being married! hehe...

Yay! Congrats you two!
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Post by: UberGeekyGirl on April 18, 2011, 10:29:00 PM
Thank you! *hugs to everyone* You should all come over we have tons of extra wedding cake.
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Post by: saltine on April 18, 2011, 10:36:27 PM
So great!  Our little girl is all grown up! *sniff*
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Post by: ses on April 18, 2011, 10:44:12 PM
And married to a doctor no less.
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Post by: oneaprilday on April 18, 2011, 10:58:07 PM
Sitting at home with Dr Kimble being married! hehe...
:) :) :)
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Post by: 1SO on April 18, 2011, 11:05:16 PM
I haven't replied because I hardly know what to say. It's quite meta, and I smile every time I think about it. Congrats to you both.
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Post by: oldkid on April 18, 2011, 11:32:43 PM
Congrats to Dr. Kimble and UGG for gettin' hitched!  I love weddings  :'( :D :'( :D
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Post by: pixote on April 19, 2011, 12:24:40 PM
Trying to catch up.

pixote
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Post by: Corndog on April 19, 2011, 12:54:32 PM
Being unnecessarily nervous for an oral German exam I have in about 20 minutes. The exams only count as 5% of the final grade and it is just a 10 minute conversation with the instructor with three other students. Maybe the fact that I feel like I might fall asleep even just walking over there has something to do with it. I need more sleep.
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Post by: Corndog on April 19, 2011, 01:54:29 PM
Yep. Complete overreaction. Easy as pie. Now to write about some movies and then continue reading 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?'
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Post by: ¡Keith! on April 19, 2011, 02:16:36 PM
Sitting at home with Dr Kimble being married! hehe...

Grats!
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Post by: Bill Thompson on April 19, 2011, 03:03:05 PM
Sitting at home with Dr Kimble being married! hehe...

Grats!
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Post by: Bill Thompson on April 19, 2011, 03:03:46 PM
Wondering if I should use a friends address as my address for school next semester, and how that would affect my financial aid, or if I should just transfer schools?
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 19, 2011, 05:32:54 PM
Why not just use your actual address? Moving soon?
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Post by: Sandy on April 19, 2011, 07:14:47 PM
Yep. Complete overreaction. Easy as pie. Now to write about some movies and then continue reading 'Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?'

Stück des Kuchens!
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Post by: Bondo on April 19, 2011, 07:15:39 PM
Continuing to want to punch the director's polls in their faces.
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Post by: MartinTeller on April 19, 2011, 08:58:12 PM
Continuing to want to punch the director's polls in their faces.

You know, I put it to a vote and almost everyone was okay with it.  It's not that difficult to not read threads you're not interested in.  I do it every day.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bill Thompson on April 19, 2011, 09:10:29 PM
Why not just use your actual address? Moving soon?

I just moved, but I moved to a new community college district. Problem is that my old district actually has the best program in the state for paramedics, so I'd rather go there. But, it is an hour away, and this means my financial aid checks would be going to a house other than mine, it's a big decision I think.

Continuing to want to punch the director's polls in their faces.

You know, I put it to a vote and almost everyone was okay with it.  It's not that difficult to not read threads you're not interested in.  I do it every day.

I love em, even when I haven't seen anything by that director, keep it up. We are a movie discussion board after all...
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Post by: StarCarly on April 19, 2011, 11:32:39 PM
Making chocolate chip cookies.
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Post by: ses on April 20, 2011, 12:07:20 AM
Listening to sirens and watching the weather, tornado warning! Fun times.
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Post by: FifthCityMuse on April 20, 2011, 03:14:55 AM
At The Wheeler Centre to listen to people talk about David Foster Wallace. Yay!
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Post by: smirnoff on April 20, 2011, 07:45:37 AM
Listening to sirens and watching the weather, tornado warning! Fun times.

Don't let it flip your umbrella inside out!
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Post by: FifthCityMuse on April 20, 2011, 08:53:01 AM
At The Wheeler Centre to listen to people talk about David Foster Wallace. Yay!
This was pretty great. Six speakers read various excerpts from Wallace's work. Two from The Pale King, one from Consider the Lobster, one from Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, one from Oblivion and the last read 'This is Water'.

Nam Le, who read from Good Old Neon, from Oblivion (which I haven't read) just seemed to choose the most magic passages, and had such a beautiful reading voice.

I want to get a tattoo that is simply 'w/r/t'. I think there would be many things worse than being reminded of David Foster Wallace every day.
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Post by: roujin on April 20, 2011, 09:30:18 AM
"Good Old Neon" is amazing.
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Post by: Fugee on April 20, 2011, 03:36:43 PM
Sitting during one of those awkward 40-minute breaks in between classes, unsure what to really do. So... filmspotting!
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Post by: pixote on April 20, 2011, 06:11:17 PM
Making one last push for ballots for the Top 100 Documentaries (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=9259.msg588696#msg588696) list. Come on, people, it's super easy!

(http://i51.tinypic.com/v6ri3d.png) (https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dHpPYVgyLXVUa0pBX05sZm9kZnhrVUE6MQ#gid=4)

See! Go vote! (https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dHpPYVgyLXVUa0pBX05sZm9kZnhrVUE6MQ#gid=4)

pixote
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Post by: enzobot24 on April 20, 2011, 06:57:57 PM
Recovering from a 32 hour day and a 13 hour sleep coma.

My sleep schedule is gonna be all sorts of wacky.
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Post by: smirnoff on April 20, 2011, 07:16:53 PM
(http://img715.imageshack.us/img715/4070/avatar3530.jpg)

Recovering from ... coma.

Was Sandra Bullock waiting for you wait you came to?
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Post by: enzobot24 on April 20, 2011, 07:20:12 PM
Had to think about that for a second.

Yes, yes she was.
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Post by: Tim on April 21, 2011, 12:46:10 AM
Sitting at home with Dr Kimble being married! hehe...

That is fantastic UGG!!!

Please save me some cake ;)
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Post by: oneaprilday on April 21, 2011, 01:04:58 PM
Looking forward to teaching Poe in my American lit class today.  Hurrah for chills, thrills, madness and creepy narrators!
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Post by: ses on April 21, 2011, 08:35:50 PM
Looking forward to teaching Poe in my American lit class today.  Hurrah for chills, thrills, madness and creepy narrators!

What Poe?
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Post by: oneaprilday on April 21, 2011, 10:53:59 PM
Looking forward to teaching Poe in my American lit class today.  Hurrah for chills, thrills, madness and creepy narrators!

What Poe?
"The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Black Cat" - we had a really fun discussion. :)
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Post by: ses on April 21, 2011, 10:55:00 PM
Looking forward to teaching Poe in my American lit class today.  Hurrah for chills, thrills, madness and creepy narrators!

What Poe?
"The Fall of the House of Usher" and "The Black Cat" - we had a really fun discussion. :)

Two good ones! Very cool.
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Post by: enzobot24 on April 21, 2011, 11:41:41 PM
Just learned about the Dvorak keyboard layout today - so I'm trying to learn it.

Pretty easy to learn with an onscreen keyboard to help you out.
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Post by: enzobot24 on April 22, 2011, 04:06:09 AM
Yup, I'm proud to say that this post was written using the Dvorak layout.

(It's been a boring night.)
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on April 22, 2011, 08:58:26 AM
Just learned about the Dvorak keyboard layout today - so I'm trying to learn it.

Pretty easy to learn with an onscreen keyboard to help you out.
I thought about learning it but then I remembered all the public computers I had to use on a semiregular basis.

Maybe one day when the only computers I have to work at are my own.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 22, 2011, 09:40:35 AM
Still sick, so I'll go and type paper or something.
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Post by: Fugee on April 22, 2011, 12:11:00 PM
Realizing I don't have any reading to do for my Theatre class. 2 hours of nothing and my laptop is about to die, so... heading home
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Post by: pixote on April 22, 2011, 01:30:38 PM
Reminding you that today is that last day to vote for the Top 100 Documentaries list. It doesn't matter if you've only seen a handful of the shortlisted films; you're vote is still important. Just go here (https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dHpPYVgyLXVUa0pBX05sZm9kZnhrVUE6MQ#gid=4), click a couple of buttons, and you're done.

pixote
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Post by: mañana on April 22, 2011, 04:43:31 PM
Recuperating.
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Post by: StarCarly on April 22, 2011, 09:18:46 PM
Reminding you that today is that last day to vote for the Top 100 Documentaries list. It doesn't matter if you've only seen a handful of the shortlisted films; you're vote is still important. Just go here (https://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?hl=en&formkey=dHpPYVgyLXVUa0pBX05sZm9kZnhrVUE6MQ#gid=4), click a couple of buttons, and you're done.

pixote

This.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on April 22, 2011, 09:53:41 PM
Just spent the entire day at the hospital with my fiancee. She had another terrible asthma attack, and this time they are hospitalizing her, at least for one day, maybe more.
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Post by: Corndog on April 22, 2011, 11:47:20 PM
Just wrote my first song, albeit co-wrote. But whatevs, it was a ton of fun and I think its decent, but then again what do I know? haha.
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Post by: oneaprilday on April 23, 2011, 12:01:13 AM
Just spent the entire day at the hospital with my fiancee. She had another terrible asthma attack, and this time they are hospitalizing her, at least for one day, maybe more.
Sorry to hear that, Bill.  Hope she's better soon!
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Post by: Bondo on April 23, 2011, 12:32:54 PM
Recuperating.

This would be a generous term for my present experience. The less generous would be self-loathing.

Wine and cheese party last night :no:
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Post by: smirnoff on April 23, 2011, 03:30:22 PM
More wine than cheese by the sounds of it! :D
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Post by: edgar00 on April 24, 2011, 04:36:29 PM
Watching hockey on a Sunday afternoon.
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Post by: Beavermoose on April 24, 2011, 05:01:59 PM
Just finished recording the first episode of the CFP (Canadian Film Podcast). We reviewed Daydream Nation. Its a bit unfocussed (both the film and the podcast) and we ramble for a bit too long but it went well.
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Post by: edgar00 on April 24, 2011, 05:23:48 PM
Just finished recording the first episode of the CFP (Canadian Film Podcast). We reviewed Daydream Nation. Its a bit unfocussed (both the film and the podcast) and we ramble for a bit too long but it went well.

Will this be available online at some point in the future?
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Post by: Bill Thompson on April 24, 2011, 06:05:31 PM
Just finished recording the first episode of the CFP (Canadian Film Podcast). We reviewed Daydream Nation. Its a bit unfocussed (both the film and the podcast) and we ramble for a bit too long but it went well.

Will this be available online in iTunes at some point in the future?
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Post by: Beavermoose on April 24, 2011, 06:06:58 PM
Just finished recording the first episode of the CFP (Canadian Film Podcast). We reviewed Daydream Nation. Its a bit unfocussed (both the film and the podcast) and we ramble for a bit too long but it went well.

Will this be available online at some point in the future?

Yes it shall soon, once I figure out where I can upload it to the net.  :)
Also will send it to itunes.

EDIT: I put it up on ZShare: http://www.zshare.net/audio/89396398f26a2b30/ (http://www.zshare.net/audio/89396398f26a2b30/)
Notes to myself:
-The music is a bit too loud when compared to the talking.
-Audio is surprisingly good considering it was recorded off Skype. It skips a few times though.
-We too often get derailed, I blame Ethan.
-I say umm... too much.
-The show needs to be better structured.
-I should take better notes after watching the film.
These will all be improved in the second episode.
Feel free to send me some feedback.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on April 25, 2011, 01:18:32 AM
Joined a new gym today (I hated LA Fitness) so I guess I got that going for me...
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Post by: enzobot24 on April 25, 2011, 03:12:04 AM
Cringing at the fact that a girl in my creative nonfiction workshop wrote a personal experience essay on how she forgot to do last week's peer critiques.

Man, the professor is gonna tear her apart.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on April 25, 2011, 09:17:46 AM
Cringing at the fact that a girl in my creative nonfiction workshop wrote a personal experience essay on how she forgot to do last week's peer critiques.

Man, the professor is gonna tear her apart.

she's the next charlie kaufman!
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Post by: edgar00 on April 25, 2011, 11:30:05 AM
Writing about Miracle Mile.
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Post by: Bondo on April 25, 2011, 02:36:32 PM
Aching...it is amazing what a physical and emotional toll teaching for three hours has on an introvert like me.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 25, 2011, 03:11:23 PM
Typing paper. Also, I gave blood today and my arm hurts. Odd.
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Post by: Sandy on April 25, 2011, 07:55:15 PM
Aching...it is amazing what a physical and emotional toll teaching for three hours has on an introvert like me.

Hope you get some down time.
Beavermoose posted this a while back. In case you missed it:

Care for your introverts.
http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2003/03/caring-for-your-introvert/2696/ (http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2003/03/caring-for-your-introvert/2696/)
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Post by: Bondo on April 25, 2011, 10:37:24 PM
Well, I've prepared my final lecture for the semester (and I'm not planning on teaching again) so I can kind of coast and grade the rest of the semester so less standing and talking. So hopefully this is the last time I'll have to feel like this.
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Post by: Junior on April 26, 2011, 03:39:38 PM
It's like a billion degrees of niceness out so I'm going to take a walk around a local park. I needs me some springtime pictures.
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Post by: ses on April 26, 2011, 07:05:05 PM
Prepping for a presentation tomorrow, why did I used to think that being a scientist I wouldn't have to do much public speaking?
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bill Thompson on April 26, 2011, 10:30:57 PM
Being upset at hackers. Seriously people, why the need to potentially screw everyone over? Just leave us all alone and go play your computer games elsewhere, more specifically leave the PlayStation Network and my personal info alone.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: smirnoff on April 26, 2011, 10:49:22 PM
I don't mind it. These are the same types of people who end up doing things I find helpful or good.

It keeps Sony honest.
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Post by: FroHam X on April 26, 2011, 10:53:36 PM
I don't mind it. These are the same types of people who end up doing things I find helpful or good.

It keeps Sony honest.

This is, very simply, a complete load of shite.
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Post by: Melvil on April 26, 2011, 11:20:00 PM
It's unavoidably Sony's error. We know these kinds of people are out there, so if you don't take sufficient measures to protect against it this happens. It sucks, but it's nothing new, online or off.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FroHam X on April 26, 2011, 11:25:31 PM
It's unavoidably Sony's error. We know these kinds of people are out there, so if you don't take sufficient measures to protect against it this happens. It sucks, but it's nothing new, online or off.

Yeah, but there are always going to be holes. Sony should have maybe had their system more secure, but I refuse to believe that making it more secure would have stopped anything once a hacker was set on doing something like this. There is only one fact ultimately, and that is whoever did this illegally accessed a network and then criminally stole the personal information of millions of people.
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Post by: edgar00 on April 26, 2011, 11:56:28 PM
Prepping the next Reelists article. It's alright if you get it a bit before noon, froham? I try to send in articles as complete and mistake free as possible, but is that enough time for you considering that the article should, in theory, be up on Thursday?
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Post by: FroHam X on April 26, 2011, 11:57:30 PM
Tis perfect.
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Post by: Melvil on April 27, 2011, 12:12:17 AM
Yeah, but there are always going to be holes. Sony should have maybe had their system more secure, but I refuse to believe that making it more secure would have stopped anything once a hacker was set on doing something like this. There is only one fact ultimately, and that is whoever did this illegally accessed a network and then criminally stole the personal information of millions of people.

All of computer science groans in disgust. ;) If determination were all it took online banking, e-commerce, private networks, etc. would entirely fall apart. Hackers work towards these things on a constant basis, you just only hear about the ones where they succeed, and it's up to the system designer's to make sure they don't.
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Post by: FroHam X on April 27, 2011, 12:18:38 AM
Of course all it takes is determination. In this day and age holes are just as unavoidable as hackers. There is no such thing as a 100% secure network. Did Sony screw up massively, yes, they did, and they need to be more damn careful about this sort of thing, but that is not a reason whatsoever to absolve real criminals of their criminal actions.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Melvil on April 27, 2011, 12:48:22 AM
Oh come on, surely you don't think I'm absolving the criminals of their actions. That's completely beside the point.

It's pretty impossible to quantify how secure a "system" is (to use necessarily vague terminology), especially since there are so many different types of security involved, but it's not as you say. The point is that this attack was completely avoidable, a simple oversight that allowed the attackers to bypass the real security.  But the thing that makes it more akin to negligence is that such a compromise allowed access to PSN user's sensitive personal information. That should never happen.

Remember, the attack itself has not caused any down time and would have been pretty harmless if Sony had properly protected that information. They took the network down themselves because they can't run it until they do things "right" in order to, erm, minimize the class action lawsuits. :)
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: mañana on April 27, 2011, 08:38:51 AM
Prepping for a presentation tomorrow, why did I used to think that being a scientist I wouldn't have to do much public speaking?
Good luck!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ¡Keith! on April 27, 2011, 09:22:00 AM
They're trashing our rights! they're trashing the flow of data! They're TRASHING! TRASHING! TRASHING!
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 27, 2011, 09:46:08 AM
Waiting for the leak. Make it happen today!
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Post by: edgar00 on April 27, 2011, 10:47:17 AM
Tis perfect.

I should be sending it off to you within the next 20 minutes or so. I have to say, I think this is my personal favourite of the 3 articles I've written yet.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Clovis8 on April 27, 2011, 08:08:50 PM
Melvil is exactly correct on this and Fro is way off base. Of course networks can be secure and this is a huge failing of Sony for which they will rightly pay billions in liability and lawsuits.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FroHam X on April 27, 2011, 08:26:28 PM
I really don't think I'm way off base. Sony had a responsibility to protect the information of its users. They screwed up. They will likely get sued, and the deserve to get sued. But what pisses me off in all of this is that time and time again internet hackers have gotten into networks everyone would have expected to be secure. There is no doubt in my mind that if a hacker really wanted to he'd be able to get into the Live network as well. What disgusts me is comments all over the net that treat the hackers like they're just doing their jobs, and that it all comes down to Sony. If there weren't assholes trying to hack into these networks there wouldn't be an issue at all. Sony was negligent and needs to take responsibility for that. The person or persons who hacked into the network were criminal and should be put in jail and probably never let out.

And like I've said, there is no such thing as a 100% secure network, certainly not one that is connected to the web. There are always holes and that's why security is always needing to improve. It took four years for hackers to crack Sony's PS3 copy protection, but eventually they did it.

What I know is that I have a PS3, I don't often connect to PSN, but I definitely am upset about Sony's negligence. But I'm more upset at whoever it is that hacked the network, and I'm confident enough in Sony having received this wake up call loud and clear that I will not be too worried about connecting to PSN again once it's back online.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Clovis8 on April 27, 2011, 08:31:39 PM
We dont yet know if this is a white hate hacker or black hat but either way if I put $1000 in the bank and they leave in on the front sidewalk overnight and it's stolen I blame the bank, not the thief.

Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Melvil on April 27, 2011, 08:57:44 PM
There is no doubt in my mind that if a hacker really wanted to he'd be able to get into the Live network as well.

The best proof that this kind of thinking is wrong is that the Live network, like so many others, has not been hacked. The same incentive is there and you can guarantee that it is a massively desirable target.

But if that were true, it kinda hurts the case for Sony more. As I said before, the real crisis of this situation is not that Sony got attacked, but that they didn't sufficiently protect their customer's records. It's super basic security practice that you don't keep that kind of information unencrypted, or passwords unhashed. So if you're assuming that it's impossible to prevent intrusions, you have double reason to follow that practice.

Again, I certainly don't condone the actions of malicious hackers, I'm taking it for granted that they are to be frowned upon. But computer security is something that, unfortunately, is not always taken seriously enough, and when that negligence affects 77 million people, I don't believe they should be given a free pass.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FroHam X on April 27, 2011, 09:13:07 PM
Well, there is the issue of Sony recently suing hackers. That would make them a more immediate target. In this case though it was clearly Sony's negligence. They left a massive hole that made them more easily exploitable. They also didn't sufficiently encrypt user data (though from the sounds of it credit card information was protected from the attack due to heavy encryption). It's a fudge up no doubt. And I don't give Sony a "free pass", but at this point the damage is done and what's important is that they fix their security, which from the sounds of it they are doing very seriously.

And don't be so naive as to think that Live cannot be brought down. Of course it can, and I wouldn't be surprised if it has suffered intrusions you have not heard about, probably because the holes weren't left as open as Sony's were in this case and vital personal information wasn't stolen.
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Post by: smirnoff on April 27, 2011, 09:30:03 PM
It's just like Ed Norton says in Fight Club:

Quote
A new car built by my company leaves somewhere traveling at 60 mph. The rear differential locks up. The car crashes and burns with everyone trapped inside. Now, should we initiate a recall? Take the number of vehicles in the field, A, multiply by the probable rate of failure, B, multiply by the average out-of-court settlement, C. A times B times C equals X. If X is less than the cost of a recall, we don't do one.

It was a calculated risk on Sony's part. Security costs money. Doing your due diligence costs money. More money than it costs to deal with what they're dealing with right now, so they opted not to do it.

For Microsoft, because it's a paid survice, the calculation presumably came out differently. They have that money to provide security. That's not to say it won't get hacked. But if it happens they'll be able to show they did "everything they could" (which actually means "the bare minimum we could do that a judge would look at and say "that's enough"").

The hackers are an inevitable force of human nature. Exploiting weaknesses the way a wolf exploits the old and weak. The herd is thinned but also made stronger.

That's life.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FroHam X on April 27, 2011, 09:34:08 PM
Hey, if it means I get to stick with the awesome PSN service without paying for it AND it's becomes Fort Knox, that's pretty win. Thanks, hackers!
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Post by: Melvil on April 28, 2011, 03:20:38 AM
And don't be so naive as to think that Live cannot be brought down. Of course it can, and I wouldn't be surprised if it has suffered intrusions you have not heard about, probably because the holes weren't left as open as Sony's were in this case and vital personal information wasn't stolen.

There's a difference between naivety and warranted confidence. 8)

Human oversight / error can exist anywhere, but it's not like there's only one possible layer of security (unless you're Sony, buuuurrn). Good security makes no assumptions and covers all angles to prevent unauthorized activity, so while your use of "intrusions" is vague, if an attack has no material result the security was successful.

To reiterate, if Sony's back-end wasn't so massively flawed, this never would have been a blip on our radar, it's just not that easy to "take down" a competently designed service, much less walk away with boatloads of sensitive records. The scary thing is how long it's taking them to fix it, which really seems to show how deep the problems go.
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Post by: FroHam X on April 28, 2011, 08:20:29 AM
Actually, the length of time doesn't bother me so much. I'm sure the problems go deep, but I think the amount of time is purely down to them taking a ground up approach to solving this, which really is better than merely patching the exposed areas. What's less inspiring is the near lack of information Sony has been providing, but then what can anybody expect from a corporation, especially in an area with so little regulation? Not every company is willing to be as open as, say, Maple Leaf Foods was when they had contaminated food a few years back.
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Post by: Junior on April 28, 2011, 11:12:53 AM
Being excited about a Big Boi/Modest Mouse collaboration. I'd like a whole album but a song or two would do. Long live the funk!
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Post by: FroHam X on April 28, 2011, 11:15:30 AM
Getting back into the swing of watching movies.
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Post by: Junior on April 28, 2011, 12:26:17 PM
I'm so excited for the NFL draft to not be a thing anymore.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 28, 2011, 01:51:21 PM
Hope the Texans can wrangle Peterson. For the record: NFL Draft >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> British Royalty Wedding
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Post by: ¡Keith! on April 29, 2011, 12:43:08 AM
going to bed and assuming that I'll be missing something that's 99% like this:

Somebody's Getting Married - The Muppets Take Manhattan (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFw4L7-AFdw#ws)
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Post by: Bondo on April 29, 2011, 08:01:38 AM
Feeling powerless and depressed. My first class's term paper deadline just passed. 1/3 didn't turn a paper in (it is worth 20% of their grade) and of those that did turn it in, 1/5 I'll probably have to take to task for plagiarism. These are my first cases in four semesters teaching.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 29, 2011, 10:21:33 AM
These all freshmen?
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Post by: Bondo on April 29, 2011, 11:28:00 AM
These all freshmen?

I teach at a community college, I don't think terms like freshmen are relevant in that setting. Most of my prior experience was underclassmen at a university.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on April 29, 2011, 11:39:33 AM
Ah, you're probably correct. When was the deadline set exactly? If a lot of them are older they may be working or something.
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Post by: edgar00 on April 29, 2011, 12:57:49 PM
Prepping a review for Dark Crystal.
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Post by: oneaprilday on April 29, 2011, 03:43:22 PM
Feeling powerless and depressed. My first class's term paper deadline just passed. 1/3 didn't turn a paper in (it is worth 20% of their grade) and of those that did turn it in, 1/5 I'll probably have to take to task for plagiarism. These are my first cases in four semesters teaching.
I know exactly how you feel.  I had a bunch of plagiarizers in one class last year after having no plagiarism for years, and I always have students who just don't turn their work in - even though are often really bright, intelligent students.  It is depressing to see the waste of a quarter's time and money for a bright student - and plagiarism feels like a personal slap in the face to me.

But that's the way it goes, I guess.  I make my syllabus as clear as possible about plagiarism and deadlines, and tell my students at the beginning of the quarter that the syllabus is a contract both they and I are responsible for.  If they don't fulfill the requirements of the contract, it's sad, but it's their problem.  They may need to get burned in order to realize things need to change in their academic life.
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Post by: Fugee on April 29, 2011, 10:33:14 PM
Sitting in a huge hangar at Oregon State University with over 100 PC gamers LANing it out. Nerd out!
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Post by: Corndog on April 30, 2011, 07:23:45 AM
Going to a movie, then watching a movie, then off to the Reds game tonight to get my 2010 NL MVP Joey Votto bobblehead and see one of my favorite pitchers play, Josh Johnson of the Florida Marlins.
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Post by: Clovis8 on April 30, 2011, 08:51:01 AM
Feeling powerless and depressed. My first class's term paper deadline just passed. 1/3 didn't turn a paper in (it is worth 20% of their grade) and of those that did turn it in, 1/5 I'll probably have to take to task for plagiarism. These are my first cases in four semesters teaching.
I know exactly how you feel.  I had a bunch of plagiarizers in one class last year after having no plagiarism for years, and I always have students who just don't turn their work in - even though are often really bright, intelligent students.  It is depressing to see the waste of a quarter's time and money for a bright student - and plagiarism feels like a personal slap in the face to me.

But that's the way it goes, I guess.  I make my syllabus as clear as possible about plagiarism and deadlines, and tell my students at the beginning of the quarter that the syllabus is a contract both they and I are responsible for.  If they don't fulfill the requirements of the contract, it's sad, but it's their problem.  They may need to get burned in order to realize things need to change in their academic life.

When I was teaching I never felt bad about punishing either cheaters or people who were late to submit work. I always felt those were the two things about academia closest to being in the labour force. When they leave and get a job neither will be tolerated so I felt like it was some of the best real world training I provided by imposing those penalties.
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Post by: Junior on April 30, 2011, 03:39:43 PM
Upgrading from a 47 inch TV to a 55 inch smart TV. Bigger!
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Post by: enzobot24 on May 01, 2011, 03:26:57 AM
Very nice.

What type?
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Post by: smirnoff on May 01, 2011, 08:03:29 AM
Last weekend I rode to the park in shorts in a t-shirt. This morning there's 2 inches of slow on the ground and it's blowing like stink. I really thought winter was over this time! :(
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Post by: FifthCityMuse on May 01, 2011, 08:24:12 AM
Making drastic script changes.

I've just compressed the whole thing by about 2 pages, and seeing as it was only around 5 to begin with, that's significant. But it's odd, the way that I can tell that while it's gotten narratively worse, or that it's too brief, too abrupt, it's also significantly more honest. Deeper. That the emotion and subtext is clearer, in a good way. It'll still need another draft, but it's better now.
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Post by: Bondo on May 01, 2011, 10:47:06 AM
Last weekend I rode to the park in shorts in a t-shirt. This morning there's 2 inches of slow on the ground and it's blowing like stink. I really thought winter was over this time! :(

We had an inch on the ground here as well, though I still went to the gym in a t-shirt. Spring=Bondo scraping ice off his windshield in a t-shirt.
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Post by: Junior on May 01, 2011, 10:52:22 AM
Very nice.

What type?

A Vizio. We've had good experiences with them. This is the "smart" version, too. Netflix! (if we had Netflix!)
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Post by: 1SO on May 01, 2011, 12:56:48 PM
Wife and I making our separate lists of our Top 100 Pixar characters. Features and shorts.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 01, 2011, 01:22:52 PM
They have that many characters?
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Post by: 1SO on May 01, 2011, 01:24:35 PM
Just did a preliminary list of 143 and that excludes brief roles like Nemo's mom or Ratzenberger's cameo in Up.
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Post by: edgar00 on May 01, 2011, 04:20:29 PM
Just finished voting for the Lammys. Maybe some Filmspotters got a a few votes from me, but I'll never tell!
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 01, 2011, 05:12:22 PM
I'm gonna have to wait till next weekend when I don't have looming finals.

So yea, that's what I'm doing, writing my biggest final, which I've got about a page and a half to finish before the whole editing process begins.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bill Thompson on May 01, 2011, 08:31:15 PM
Just finished voting for the Lammys. Maybe some Filmspotters got a a few votes from me, but I'll never tell!

I did this last week, you got a lot of votes from me, so did Sam. The only other active FSer who had a blog that I saw in the LAMB Blogroll was The Reelists, I think, I voted for them as well.
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Post by: edgar00 on May 01, 2011, 08:37:48 PM
Just finished voting for the Lammys. Maybe some Filmspotters got a a few votes from me, but I'll never tell!

I did this last week, you got a lot of votes from me, so did Sam. The only other active FSer who had a blog that I saw in the LAMB Blogroll was The Reelists, I think, I voted for them as well.

One of the results of spending a decent amount of time here at the Filmspotting message boards and reading different opinions on different films turned many of us into better writers. Confidence in formulating opinions into cohesive reviews and a better understanding of film genres are what I took away from spending a good few months here before starting Between the Seats back in September of 2008.
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Post by: smirnoff on May 01, 2011, 09:59:50 PM
Honing my Cheerful Fake Middlebrow Philistinism.
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Post by: mañana on May 01, 2011, 10:16:02 PM
I really thought winter was over this time! :(
:(
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Post by: jdc on May 02, 2011, 01:39:32 AM
Monday aftermoon, sitting at a wine bar, waiting for sombody, wondering if things are about to get really complicated
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Post by: jdc on May 02, 2011, 01:47:01 AM
nervous uncertainty is a good way to put it
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Post by: saltine on May 02, 2011, 01:57:49 AM
Monday aftermoon, sitting at a wine bar, waiting for sombody, wondering if things are about to get really complicated

I love cryptic posts like this one.  It allows me to take my imagination for a run.
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Post by: jdc on May 02, 2011, 07:54:36 AM
I'm imagining a professional hit is about to go down, John-Woo-style.  8)


Nothing quite that extreme but the day has been surreal
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Post by: smirnoff on May 02, 2011, 08:11:58 AM
Surreal? Gondry-style then. :)
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Post by: jdc on May 02, 2011, 08:18:54 AM
I think maybe in a way which reminds me, I have had the Science of Sleep DVD sitting at home for over a year now and not watched it yet.  I will do so this week
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 02, 2011, 03:01:48 PM
Thinking which color to use besides black for the Best Documentaries Chat tonight.

Also, papers. 1 finished. 1 left to edit. 3 pages, quotes, and editing for the one due Thursday. I have an outline do Thursday that I have not started work on yet either, so that kind of blows. Wednesday will suck!
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Post by: pixote on May 02, 2011, 03:04:35 PM
Building enthusiasm for tonight's announcement of Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries of all time.

pixote
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Post by: Castor on May 02, 2011, 03:19:36 PM
Wondering what I'm going to blog about next!
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Post by: mañana on May 02, 2011, 03:45:02 PM
tonight's announcement of Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries of all time.
On election night!?
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Post by: smirnoff on May 02, 2011, 04:10:54 PM
tonight's announcement of Filmspotters' Top 100 Documentaries of all time.
On election night!?
Hah, I thought that's what he was going to say at first :)

x2 excitement!
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Post by: tinyholidays on May 03, 2011, 04:36:00 PM
Looking at film production programs that emphasize editing.

(Ahhhhhh.)
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Post by: jdc on May 04, 2011, 08:33:20 AM
Monday aftermoon, sitting at a wine bar, waiting for sombody, wondering if things are about to get really complicated

I love cryptic posts like this one.  It allows me to take my imagination for a run.

To be cryptic, it started here:

i dont know, an amazing day but i see bad things beginning.  I feel good but very sad for what I think...

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Post by: jdc on May 05, 2011, 10:31:01 AM
Slowly things are starting to resolve themselves.  I wish I could be more upfront at times with friends but there are a lot of things that are uncertain for which I should not have to explain. I was confronted that crossed the line of the code among men.  Except I do not believe the situation deserves it to have a line though I do understand that it might hurt. But the hurt will have nothing to do with me.  At what point does a friendship line just become emotional manipulation?  Why are we in the 40's and this feels like the situation could be played out in a high school drama.

Anyway, what I am doing?  Feeling alive
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Post by: edgar00 on May 05, 2011, 10:57:04 AM
Prepping a review for Ichi the Killer.
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Post by: jdc on May 05, 2011, 10:58:19 AM
Prepping a review for Ichi the Killer.

enjoy the ride
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Post by: Beavermoose on May 05, 2011, 08:54:47 PM
Been helping my 15 year old brother with math and he's actually learning. I think kids would perform much better if teachers actually had some one on one sessions with them.
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Post by: Basil on May 06, 2011, 12:25:05 AM
getting my soderbergh on
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 06, 2011, 08:26:49 AM
I overslept so no Meek's Cutoff  :'(  :'(  :'(

Why is it not playing down here? I blame THOR!
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Post by: 1SO on May 06, 2011, 09:59:55 AM
According to the release schedule (http://meekscutoff.com/theaters/) the 40min drive to Philadelphia, PA is as close as you're going to get.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 06, 2011, 10:12:53 AM
Yeah, and I don't mind driving (damn gas prices though), it's the parking that kills me. I don't know, maybe I'll just wait for the DVD. Same with Thor, I reckon. I really want to support Reichardt financially though. I need to find a job :no:
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Post by: MartinTeller on May 06, 2011, 10:22:57 AM
Putting my DVD collection (http://martinteller.dvdaf.com/owned) on DVDAficionado and being annoyed that they don't have some of my imports in their database.  Especially the Satyajit Ray stuff.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: tinyholidays on May 06, 2011, 11:26:11 AM
Trying to figure out how to figure out someplace between Toronto & Atlanta that's playing Cave of Forgotten Dreams this weekend.

Anybody have it in their city?
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Post by: ses on May 06, 2011, 12:45:08 PM
it's playing in  Cincy you know

http://www.mariemonttheatre.com/ (http://www.mariemonttheatre.com/)
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 06, 2011, 12:47:02 PM
It's in Philly, but I don't think it's in 3-D. What a waste.
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Post by: tinyholidays on May 06, 2011, 01:31:19 PM
it's playing in  Cincy you know

http://www.mariemonttheatre.com/ (http://www.mariemonttheatre.com/)

AHHH So it is! Curse you, movies.yahoo.com search results!
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on May 06, 2011, 04:47:10 PM
Back at work for a couple of hours - then get my ex home (she is sleeping in my bed) and after that - perhaps a film or 2...

is that cryptic enough for ya...? 8)
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Post by: smirnoff on May 06, 2011, 06:23:18 PM
I made some hard tack. I was curious what it tasted like and just how hard it was.

It's very bland and VERY hard, lol. Experiment successful I guess.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on May 06, 2011, 06:40:25 PM
I got a letter from Rutgers Camden's Law School today. They said I should apply for a pilot program where they let in 20 students who score in the 75th percentile or higher on one of the sections of the GRE in lieu of the LSAT test. As I grapple with the fear that I have no potential career after graduating with a Master's next year, I kind of wish they had sent this to me earlier. Probably something I should have given a whirl, if only to make some kind of money. :no:

Depression settling in, so it would seem.
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on May 06, 2011, 09:34:03 PM
Pondering the idea of tackling Michel De Certeau's The Practice Of Everyday Life - any thoughts/input from my more learned filmspotters...?
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Post by: Bill Thompson on May 08, 2011, 11:17:23 AM
Wishing all the moms here at FS a very Happy Mother's Day, you guys are great!!! :)
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Post by: edgar00 on May 10, 2011, 08:42:06 AM
Prepping the next Reelists article.

Topic: Robin Hood: The Man and the Myth
The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) and Robin Hood Prince of Thieves (1991)
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Post by: smirnoff on May 10, 2011, 12:10:44 PM
Oooooooooo! I'm there.
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Post by: edgar00 on May 11, 2011, 11:04:06 AM
Oooooooooo! I'm there.

Well then, keep your eyes peeled for updates at The Reelists tomorrow.

As of now, prepping a RoboCop review.
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Post by: Wilson on May 12, 2011, 02:51:41 AM
Eagerly anticipating the return of Sam Van Hallgren on FS #346!
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Post by: Fugee on May 13, 2011, 04:14:43 PM
Killing time prior to my Study Abroad orientation. Hour and fifteen to go. Excellent >.>
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Post by: Sandy on May 13, 2011, 05:52:48 PM
Killing time prior to my Study Abroad orientation. Hour and fifteen to go. Excellent >.>
Where are you going?
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Post by: smirnoff on May 14, 2011, 12:22:33 AM
narf

<3 fs
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Post by: FroHam X on May 14, 2011, 04:46:11 AM
Chillin in the land of milk and honey.
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Post by: FifthCityMuse on May 14, 2011, 06:53:42 AM
Just shot a TVC. There were all these people in my house. And now they're gone, and I'm lonely. I should start editing, but I might wallow in my loneliness a moment more.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: edgar00 on May 14, 2011, 04:13:41 PM
Going to kick it like it's 2008: spend a couple hours hanging around the message boards and see how much stuff I can reply to.
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Post by: tinyholidays on May 14, 2011, 04:29:35 PM
Sounds like my 2011!
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Post by: smirnoff on May 14, 2011, 05:39:57 PM
Stinking.

Rode to park and back, worked up a good sweat cause I was really pushing myself. Upon my return the water in my place doesn't work which presumably has something to do with the dozen city workers gathered around a big hole in the road outside my place.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: edgar00 on May 14, 2011, 08:58:09 PM
Prepping something for The Good, the Bad, the Weird.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 14, 2011, 09:35:59 PM
Catching up on the boards.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Corndog on May 14, 2011, 09:36:54 PM
Feeling restless (which might be the worst feeling in the world), and therefore having writer's bloc, and therefore having a totally pointless, unproductive night
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Sandy on May 14, 2011, 09:58:59 PM
Steve, are you feeling better?
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Post by: edgar00 on May 15, 2011, 08:21:56 AM
Prepping something for The Good, the Bad, the Weird.

Man, I'm really, really tired. This review might not be one of my best.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bill Thompson on May 15, 2011, 08:27:29 AM
Prepping something for The Good, the Bad, the Weird.

Man, I'm really, really tired. This review might not be one of my best.

Mine is scheduled to be published at 10AM, and I'm actually a bit happy with what I wrote, for a change. :)
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Post by: edgar00 on May 15, 2011, 08:30:29 AM
Prepping something for The Good, the Bad, the Weird.

Man, I'm really, really tired. This review might not be one of my best.

Mine is scheduled to be published at 10AM, and I'm actually a bit happy with what I wrote, for a change. :)
Mine is coming out at around 11, maybe even 11:30 and slogging through it.
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Post by: jdc on May 15, 2011, 05:42:03 PM
saying goodbye someone, hopefully it will be temporary
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Post by: Bondo on May 17, 2011, 12:54:36 PM
Finishing a short film screenplay. It isn't much (takes up a page and a half...it doesn't have a lot of dialogue) but I think it can legitimately be called a complete concept. It is very exciting.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Melvil on May 17, 2011, 01:24:11 PM
Yard work (Or breaking from yard work)! Finally a decent day.
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Post by: mañana on May 17, 2011, 09:38:13 PM
Lazy cakes and nutmeg.
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Post by: 1SO on May 17, 2011, 10:32:34 PM
Sounds like a vaudeville burlesque review.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bondo on May 20, 2011, 12:25:44 AM
Putting his finished script draft into (more or less) proper script formatting. I'm kicking it all professional and such.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: edgar00 on May 22, 2011, 04:12:22 PM
Chilling out with family and friends in Ottawa, Ontario for the long weekend.
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Post by: jdc on May 23, 2011, 08:16:22 PM
checking out for a couple of weeks

traveling to thailand and china in the next two weeks
1 work trip to malaysia when i can get it scheduled in the next week or so
Starting class tomorrow
Starting on a new relationship
try to repair an old friendship relating to the above item
just getting life back in order

Plus, I have not kept a good recording of what I watched with has been sporadic this year.   
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Post by: ses on May 23, 2011, 08:35:20 PM
Good luck with all those things, have a good trip!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: edgar00 on May 24, 2011, 12:12:06 AM
Prepping a hopefully interesting announcement at Between the Seats.
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Post by: FifthCityMuse on May 24, 2011, 09:42:18 AM
Drinking coffee at 12.40am. Yay for assessments due!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: mañana on May 24, 2011, 09:49:45 AM
Drinking coffee at 12.40am. Yay for assessments due!
Good luck!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FifthCityMuse on May 24, 2011, 09:55:16 AM
I think the real worry is that I might get it done at a reasonable hour, only to find myself too overloaded with caffeine to sleep. Hrmm.
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Post by: tinyholidays on May 24, 2011, 10:17:29 AM
Slamming back Criterion titles that are expiring from Netflix on the 26th. To the detriment of my work.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 24, 2011, 10:27:44 AM
Writing!

Barton Fink - I'm a writer, you monsters! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogQpie4JA9o#)
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Post by: jdc on May 24, 2011, 12:54:57 PM
Good luck with all those things, have a good trip!

thanks.. today was not easy, i think we got close to having the police called due to arguments at the bar and it didn't end well.  This is all too cattish for people over 40
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Post by: roujin on May 25, 2011, 10:33:02 AM
Watching the carpet be sliced up. It's CINECAST!ing drenched.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on May 25, 2011, 10:35:33 AM
Watching the carpet be sliced up. It's CINECAST!ing drenched.

you need to move to a higher floor.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 25, 2011, 10:35:46 AM
That is the suck. I' had to work on gutting out half the house when it flooded a few years back.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bondo on May 25, 2011, 11:40:07 AM
Our rental house had a root obstruction to the sewage pipe so it came back up into the basement. Had to take out all the  (virtually brand new) carpet/pad, a few pieces of furniture and about a foot of the drywall for the whole basement. Thankfully insurance is paying contractors to do it.
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Post by: ses on May 25, 2011, 05:10:58 PM
Listening to tornado sirens again, I am really getting tired of this.
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Post by: smirnoff on May 25, 2011, 06:20:48 PM
(http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2011/4/30/0877f748-2bc6-4ab1-9637-224dee062977.jpg)

 ;)
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Post by: edgar00 on May 26, 2011, 09:48:07 AM
Finishing off the next Reelists article. I don't think I've pissed anybody off so far with my verdicts. That might change.
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Post by: Beavermoose on May 28, 2011, 10:13:45 AM
Gonna spend the day catching up on my hundreds of marathon/mdc/bracket reviews!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Monty on May 28, 2011, 10:39:30 AM
Counting down the minutes till the Barcelona - Man United CL final starts in just over 3 hours.
Watched a couple of films, but is it me, or has today been a really slow day.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: smirnoff on May 28, 2011, 04:22:36 PM
Listening the nearby church ding-dong out Amazing Grace on their bells. Sounds good. Gives the neighbourhood a nice vibe :)
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Post by: Bondo on May 28, 2011, 08:33:47 PM
Despairing at the banal fascism of TV morning shows.

Were they followed by novel communism in the afternoon?
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Post by: jdc on May 29, 2011, 06:58:10 AM
Waiting for a flight.  As luck would have it, I miss read the timing of my flight and arrived at the counter 5 minutes after my flight was suppose to take off only to find the flight was 3 hours delayed.  whoooooo, I would have been stuck for another day
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: oldkid on May 29, 2011, 12:47:42 PM
Steve, are you feeling better?

Yes and no.  I'm not sick anymore (I think-- bronchitis is so hard to tell sometimes), but I'm pretty depressed and we have to make a lot of changes in our church.  But I'm on the cusp of getting a break, so it will all work out.
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Post by: Bondo on May 29, 2011, 07:25:30 PM
Preparing to live up to my reputation for having a stone where most people have a heart.
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Post by: Sandy on May 30, 2011, 03:16:32 AM
Steve, are you feeling better?

Yes and no.  I'm not sick anymore (I think-- bronchitis is so hard to tell sometimes), but I'm pretty depressed and we have to make a lot of changes in our church.  But I'm on the cusp of getting a break, so it will all work out.

Sorry to hear about the setbacks. I hope you get to keep the Gresham location--it's ideal. I'm sad that I am unable to help, for your work is important.  Praying for good things to come your way!
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on May 30, 2011, 09:54:23 PM
Working - I have been here since 445 AM - I am, however, catching up on missed episodes of FS.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on May 31, 2011, 02:30:08 PM
feeling a duty to write a bit about The Tree of Life...
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on May 31, 2011, 02:46:12 PM
Do it! But post it in the spoilers thread.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on May 31, 2011, 03:08:53 PM
Do it! But post it in the spoilers thread.

Oh yeah, it will definitely be in that section.  teaser... its his worst film.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ses on June 01, 2011, 08:16:51 PM
FINALLY getting my garden planted.  I got seeds for zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers, sugar snap peas, and green beans planted yesterday.  Today I got my tomatoes, hot and sweet peppers, eggplant, and tomatillos planted today.  The names for tomatoes are so funny, they sound like names for wrestlers: Beefmaster, Sweet 100, Golden Boy, and Champion.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: pixote on June 01, 2011, 09:14:54 PM
Trying to decide how best to escape from reality for the next four days.

pixote
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: smirnoff on June 01, 2011, 09:18:02 PM
Weren't you starting in on a new TV series? That ought to do the trick, no?

Take care!
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Post by: oneaprilday on June 01, 2011, 10:50:39 PM
FINALLY getting my garden planted. 
Yay!
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Post by: Junior on June 03, 2011, 01:38:36 AM
Being excited for my contributions to the Reelists 30 day challenges to appear. Will they lead to me finally doing my idea for a series? Who knows!
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Post by: oldkid on June 03, 2011, 02:52:55 AM
Mercy and I just finished watching Last of the Mohicans-- the first movie we've watched together for at least three weeks.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bondo on June 03, 2011, 07:01:38 AM
Putting some soy sauce on it.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on June 04, 2011, 09:56:47 AM
waking up in San Diego - am here to race in a 1/2 marathon tomorrow.
Went to a Padres game last night. Its much colder here than in Phoenix!
Anyway - love the city - will be looking for great seafood today if anyone has any reccomendations please PM me!
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Post by: edgar00 on June 04, 2011, 07:45:32 PM
Juggling a few articles: A Pale Rider rebuttal, an X-Men First Class review and a Come Drink With Me review.

The first two will appear tomorrow. Don't know about the third one.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 05, 2011, 01:46:30 PM
waking up in San Diego - am here to race in a 1/2 marathon tomorrow.
Went to a Padres game last night. Its much colder here than in Phoenix!
Anyway - love the city - will be looking for great seafood today if anyone has any reccomendations please PM me!

good luck!
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on June 05, 2011, 05:27:04 PM
Never gonna give you up.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 05, 2011, 06:46:52 PM
Just got back from a couple of days of camping.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ses on June 05, 2011, 06:48:22 PM
Just got back from a couple of days of camping.

Where?
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on June 05, 2011, 06:50:17 PM
Driving home from SD- great race and my feet hurt.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 05, 2011, 07:02:26 PM
Just got back from a couple of days of camping.

Where?

Shabbona Lake state park in Illinois.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ses on June 05, 2011, 07:40:21 PM
Just got back from a couple of days of camping.

Where?

Shabbona Lake state park in Illinois.

Was it nice? 
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 05, 2011, 09:20:06 PM
Just got back from a couple of days of camping.

Where?

Shabbona Lake state park in Illinois.

Was it nice?

Very much so. We were hampered by some rain (we forgot that we needed a new tent, our old tent has the tendency to leak), but we still had a good time. We weren't able to do a lot of exploration because our daughter wanted to spend most of her time around the lake and at the campgrounds. It's a nice place though with a beautiful lake, we plan on going back again, both as a family and where it's only my fiance and I so we can do some serious trail and non-trail hiking. (Not that my daughter doesn't like to hike, but she is a five year old and she has days where she gets tired out very easily).
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Fugee on June 07, 2011, 11:41:00 AM
Having withdrawals from Sasquatch the other weekend. Still. Found it extremely hard to get back into the swing of things after a crazy, awesome experience like that. Hell, I've only watched 2 movies in 2 weeks :O
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Post by: Corndog on June 07, 2011, 01:54:51 PM
Being done with college. nbd
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Post by: mañana on June 07, 2011, 01:57:56 PM
Congrats, Corn!
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Post by: ¡Keith! on June 07, 2011, 02:04:10 PM
Congrats, Corn!

no more papers, no more books!
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 07, 2011, 02:04:56 PM
Congrats. Party time!
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Post by: tinyholidays on June 07, 2011, 03:50:20 PM
Well done, Adam!
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Post by: Sandy on June 07, 2011, 07:16:48 PM
Being done with college. nbd

It's a gbd! Congatulations!
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Post by: Bill Thompson on June 08, 2011, 06:31:23 AM
Congrats Adam.

I went on hikes in the Starved Rock and Matthieson State Park's yesterday. Starved Rock was good like always, but the waterfall we discovered at Matthieson was awesome, especially the getting to see the dog swim all through the waterfall area. Oh yeah, also picked up my marriage license.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: MartinTeller on June 08, 2011, 08:24:50 AM
Starved Rock!  I camped there as a Boy Scout.

(I hate camping and I hated Boy Scouts)
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Post by: ¡Keith! on June 08, 2011, 09:46:15 AM
Oh yeah, also picked up my marriage license.

when's the date?
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Post by: oneaprilday on June 08, 2011, 11:52:21 AM
Being done with college. nbd
Belated congrats!  That's awesome, Corn!
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Post by: FroHam X on June 08, 2011, 11:54:21 AM
Congrats Corn!!!!


I'm currently obsessing over Dia Frampton, my new crush. Saw her last night on The Voice. SO PRETTY!

Dia Frampton - Such Great Heights (Postal Service cover) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwxIb4S5aIg#ws)
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Post by: Sandy on June 08, 2011, 12:00:58 PM
Oh yeah, also picked up my marriage license.

So happy for you!
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Post by: oneaprilday on June 08, 2011, 01:35:08 PM
Oh yeah, also picked up my marriage license.
Woo! :)
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 08, 2011, 03:47:57 PM
Starved Rock!  I camped there as a Boy Scout.

(I hate camping and I hated Boy Scouts)

I love camping, I'm pleased as pie to have found a fiancee who loves mature and has helped me get back to doing more outside/nature-centric things like camping. :)

Oh yeah, also picked up my marriage license.

when's the date?

July 07, our anniversary. We are getting hitched at Lover's Leap at Starved Rock, which is technically illegal, but we're banking on a very small wedding (about 6-7 people total will be there) letting us get away with it.

Thanks Sandy and Melissa :)
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Post by: 'Noke on June 08, 2011, 03:52:13 PM
Hooray to both corndog and bill!!!!!!
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Post by: oldkid on June 08, 2011, 04:24:45 PM
Hooray to both corndog and bill!!!!!!

New worlds for both of you!
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Post by: 1SO on June 08, 2011, 04:45:39 PM
Bill picked up his Marriage License. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFw4L7-AFdw#ws)
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Post by: Corndog on June 08, 2011, 04:55:54 PM
Thanks guys...

And congrats Bill, so happy for you!


Tonight: the return of trivia, for one night only, before I move back to Columbus.
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Post by: worm@work on June 08, 2011, 04:57:53 PM
Thanks guys...

And congrats Bill, so happy for you!
Indeed! Such an adorable family :).

Tonight: the return of trivia, for one night only, before I move back to Columbus.
Yay, I miss those so much. Any chance you might post the questions for us, Corndog?
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Corndog on June 08, 2011, 04:59:14 PM
Yay, I miss those so much. Any chance you might post the questions for us, Corndog?

It's a possibility. I am friends with the host...
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Post by: tinyholidays on June 08, 2011, 05:30:15 PM
So exciting, Bill!
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Post by: ses on June 08, 2011, 06:25:56 PM
Starved Rock!  I camped there as a Boy Scout.

(I hate camping and I hated Boy Scouts)

I love camping, I'm pleased as pie to have found a fiancee who loves mature and has helped me get back to doing more outside/nature-centric things like camping. :)

Oh yeah, also picked up my marriage license.

when's the date?

July 07, our anniversary. We are getting hitched at Lover's Leap at Starved Rock, which is technically illegal, but we're banking on a very small wedding (about 6-7 people total will be there) letting us get away with it.

Thanks Sandy and Melissa :)


So great Bill!  I was at Starved Rock a few years ago in the winter, very beautiful.  Congrats!
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Post by: tinyholidays on June 08, 2011, 08:42:20 PM
Packing for my flight to LA in the morning! MAXFUNCON! See you there, jb!
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Post by: worm@work on June 08, 2011, 08:44:00 PM
Packing for my flight to LA in the morning! MAXFUNCON! See you there, jb!

Have lots of fun, tiny and bizz :). Am so envious.

Tiny, are you going to all those podcast recordings like jbizz as well?
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Post by: tinyholidays on June 08, 2011, 08:46:54 PM
Packing for my flight to LA in the morning! MAXFUNCON! See you there, jb!

Have lots of fun, tiny and bizz :). Am so envious.

Tiny, are you going to all those podcast recordings like jbizz as well?

Yeah! Those will be group things. I'm stoked. Last year was one of the best experiences of my life. I really recommend it.

Actually, only about 2 hours of the whole 3 days will be for panel-y type small group stuff. The rest of the time is everybody all together. Since there's less than 200 people, it works out well.
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Post by: worm@work on June 08, 2011, 08:59:08 PM
Packing for my flight to LA in the morning! MAXFUNCON! See you there, jb!

Have lots of fun, tiny and bizz :). Am so envious.

Tiny, are you going to all those podcast recordings like jbizz as well?

Yeah! Those will be group things. I'm stoked. Last year was one of the best experiences of my life. I really recommend it.

Actually, only about 2 hours of the whole 3 days will be for panel-y type small group stuff. The rest of the time is everybody all together. Since there's less than 200 people, it works out well.

Sounds so good, seriously. I expect a full report!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bondo on June 09, 2011, 10:43:16 PM
Hurting.

I went mountain biking for the first time today with a new group I joined. I don't think I quite understood their scale (or that it was going to be mountain biking rather than groomed trail biking) because I started off with something rated 3 for technical (out of 5). As it happens 3 is the highest they go on their rides, there are two other 3s. I skipped one short sequence called the "stairs" that had like four foot drops but otherwise I made it through unscathed. I'm not sure I really want anything that intense again though. It is kind of insane and I felt like I was going to die at least twice.
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Post by: smirnoff on June 09, 2011, 11:25:30 PM
Heh, reminds me of the incident I had today. I hit a nasty pothole going about 35km/h and it jarred my hands free of the bars and one foot off the pedal. Nearly went down, had the front wheel wobble going, but somehow managed to regain control. Had there been a parked car to my right at that particular moment I would've scratched his side up something awful. No busted spokes or anything thankfully.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bondo on June 09, 2011, 11:32:31 PM
Yikes, I know someone who was going about that speed or maybe a bit more down a hill and hit a pothole or something that broke his front tire and launched him...I don't think he broke anything (other than his helmet) but got beat up pretty well.

Course tonight one person faceplanted going down the "stairs." Thankfully just a few abrasions and she finished the ride. Scary stuff.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Corndog on June 11, 2011, 06:53:38 AM
Moving
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Junior on June 11, 2011, 08:22:32 AM
Awake way too early for a Saturday.
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Post by: Tequila on June 11, 2011, 08:40:03 AM
Discovering the 'Desert Island Discs' archives.
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Post by: Corndog on June 11, 2011, 03:52:32 PM
Moving

Completely moved back in. Wasn't too bad. My roommates helped. One of them is making dinner right now, while the other is going to see 'The Tree of Life' with me tonight. I could get used to these people who call themselves "Mom" and "Dad".
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on June 12, 2011, 05:53:27 PM
Going to see The Tree Of Life - its waaaay over in Scottsdale so I am getting an early start.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: worm@work on June 13, 2011, 06:54:28 PM
Feeling super nervous about having to make a research presentation tomorrow. I wasn't scheduled to present but my co-author just emailed to say she can't make it because she's not feeling well.
She didn't even send me slides so am starting from scratch :-\. Butterflies in my stomach.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Clovis8 on June 13, 2011, 07:00:32 PM
Feeling super nervous about having to make a research presentation tomorrow. I wasn't scheduled to present but my co-author just emailed to say she can't make it because she's not feeling well.
She didn't even send me slides so am starting from scratch :-\. Butterflies in my stomach.

That sucks. Best to try to avoid just reading from a paper version. You co authored so you know the material. Have fun and look at it as a chance to chat about something you really know about.

You know more about the topic than the audience.

Then again I am a nerd and love presenting at conferences.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: worm@work on June 13, 2011, 07:03:39 PM
Thanks for the vote of confidence :). Really need it right now.
I love presenting too usually. I just hate being caught unawares. I think I'll feel better once I actually get my slides done instead of just complaining about it!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jdc on June 13, 2011, 07:04:19 PM
Feeling super nervous about having to make a research presentation tomorrow. I wasn't scheduled to present but my co-author just emailed to say she can't make it because she's not feeling well.
She didn't even send me slides so am starting from scratch :-\. Butterflies in my stomach.

Just have to ask, do you think she is really sick?  Seems strange she wouldn't send the slides unless she didn't have any?  Good luck
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: worm@work on June 13, 2011, 07:11:27 PM
Just have to ask, do you think she is really sick?  Seems strange she wouldn't send the slides unless she didn't have any?  Good luck

Yeah, no idea. Never worked with her prior to this and I'm non-confrontational (i.e. wimpy) to a fault. So didn't even bother to ask too many questions.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jdc on June 13, 2011, 07:17:48 PM
Just have to ask, do you think she is really sick?  Seems strange she wouldn't send the slides unless she didn't have any?  Good luck

Yeah, no idea. Never worked with her prior to this and I'm non-confrontational (i.e. wimpy) to a fault. So didn't even bother to ask too many questions.

Yes, I sort of would be the same, not to be non-confrontational, just that I think it would be wasted energy that won't change anything.  Anyway, don't let us distract you too much if you need to work on the preso. 
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: mañana on June 13, 2011, 07:49:24 PM
Good luck, worm. You'll do great!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: St. Martin the Bald on June 13, 2011, 08:01:33 PM
Thanks for the vote of confidence :). Really need it right now.
I love presenting too usually. I just hate being caught unawares. I think I'll feel better once I actually get my slides done instead of just complaining about it!


w@w - you will do awesome!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FifthCityMuse on June 13, 2011, 08:06:29 PM
Discovering the 'Desert Island Discs' archives.
I'm pretty sure they weren't there the last time I looked at that website, and yay! Excitement!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Clovis8 on June 13, 2011, 08:07:05 PM
What kind if research do you do w@w? I know what Ses does but not what you do.
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Post by: pixote on June 13, 2011, 08:41:28 PM
Rejoicing to see posts from Marbe(girl).

pixote
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Post by: oneaprilday on June 13, 2011, 10:30:07 PM
Good luck, worm. You'll do great!
x2

Will be thinking of you tomorrow!
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Post by: Corndog on June 14, 2011, 07:31:47 AM
Packing, for a trip with friends to the Sleeping Bear Dunes/North Manitou Island until Sunday. So I won't be seeing my 'Spotting peeps for a while.

And I'm putting my 17 game mlb.com Beat the Streak hitting streak on the line by having to pick days in advanced.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: 1SO on June 14, 2011, 12:45:19 PM
Combing through Cinema Sights looking for comments with the 'F' word.  :D
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Post by: FroHam X on June 14, 2011, 12:47:04 PM
Combing through Cinema Sights looking for comments with the 'F' word.  :D

Why are you doing this?
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bill Thompson on June 14, 2011, 12:48:03 PM
Combing through Cinema Sights looking for comments with the 'F' word.  :D

Look for anything posted by Steven Flores, or if he's using his old handle, TheVoid99. He swears up a storm in his comments, all the time. I love it myself, but I think I remember James saying that he censored his comments, so maybe you won't find anything.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 14, 2011, 12:49:58 PM
Combing through Cinema Sights looking for comments with the 'F' word.  :D

Look for anything posted by Steven Flores, or if he's using his old handle, TheVoid99. He swears up a storm in his comments, all the time. I love it myself, but I think I remember James saying that he censored his comments, so maybe you won't find anything.
Yup. I edit them out. Trying to keep the site in the PG range.

Pretty much every Steven Flores comment has a few vulgarities.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FroHam X on June 14, 2011, 01:05:34 PM
Void wasn't commenting as much on TheReelists as of late. Not sure why.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Beavermoose on June 14, 2011, 03:06:23 PM
I've been volunteer/managing the University Television Stations film show for the last week, contacting press people and whatnot and requesting to be added to their mailing list. Now we're getting a whole lot of Press Screenings and I feel really cool. Maybe I'll actually be able to go out and watch more movies in the theaters without it hurting my wallet as much.  :)
Organizing a film show is no easy feat though. A lot of hard work.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: worm@work on June 14, 2011, 03:52:35 PM
Feeling super nervous about having to make a research presentation tomorrow. I wasn't scheduled to present but my co-author just emailed to say she can't make it because she's not feeling well.
She didn't even send me slides so am starting from scratch :-\. Butterflies in my stomach.

Thanks for letting me complain here last night. This all went better than I expected.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ses on June 14, 2011, 03:54:13 PM
Feeling super nervous about having to make a research presentation tomorrow. I wasn't scheduled to present but my co-author just emailed to say she can't make it because she's not feeling well.
She didn't even send me slides so am starting from scratch :-\. Butterflies in my stomach.

Thanks for letting me complain here last night. This all went better than I expected.

Glad to hear, that can be quite nerve wracking.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Pseuds on June 14, 2011, 08:55:27 PM
Working.......sort of. I'm at work but I haven't been on the forum for so long I thought I'd drop a line. Hi guys!
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Post by: jdc on June 14, 2011, 09:04:24 PM
Working.......sort of. I'm at work but I haven't been on the forum for so long I thought I'd drop a line. Hi guys!

Hi there...  was wondering where you been as of late..
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Pseuds on June 14, 2011, 09:19:37 PM
Hi! Yeah I've been very absent lately. Trying to fit more than 25 hours into a day.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: roujin on June 14, 2011, 09:34:46 PM
Trying to stay awake.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 15, 2011, 04:32:43 PM
Savouring the creamy deliciousness of it in my mouth.

pretty sure i've heard the actress judge on Iron Chef use this phrase.
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Post by: jdc on June 15, 2011, 04:34:12 PM
Is that show still on?  I use to watch it in the 90's
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Post by: ¡Keith! on June 16, 2011, 09:50:04 AM
Is that show still on?  I use to watch it in the 90's

in some permutation or another, yeah. 
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 16, 2011, 11:29:34 AM
BLOOMSDAY! I should be getting hammered for this, right?
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: MP on June 16, 2011, 08:41:43 PM
BLOOMSDAY! I should be getting hammered for this, right?
I hope it was stately...
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: 1SO on June 18, 2011, 12:11:24 AM
Writing a Screenplay.

So euphoric when I get pages done and the process doesn't feel like pulling teeth.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bondo on June 18, 2011, 12:19:07 AM
Writing a Screenplay.

So euphoric when I get pages done and the process doesn't feel like pulling teeth.

Yay!

My little effort felt very rewarding. I suppose I don't have to get this one made before thinking about other ideas.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jdc on June 18, 2011, 12:26:04 AM
contemplating
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 18, 2011, 12:27:15 AM
I feel fat. I need to find somewhere around my house to run or something  :'(  :'(  :'(
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FroHam X on June 18, 2011, 01:21:45 AM
Writing a Screenplay.

So euphoric when I get pages done and the process doesn't feel like pulling teeth.

Is it the one about the dog who runs for President?
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Beavermoose on June 18, 2011, 01:25:44 AM
Writing Far East Bracket match-up!!!!! Also catching up on other board stuff.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: tinyholidays on June 18, 2011, 10:07:31 AM
Recovering from the best vacation of my life. I love LA!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: mañana on June 18, 2011, 01:32:07 PM
Crank up the Beach Boys, baby, don't let the music stop!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: edgar00 on June 19, 2011, 12:51:58 PM
Learning to juggle, figuratively speaking. A huge week at work is coming up, I'm due for another Shaw Brothers review (I know which film and have watched it but have not even begun to write) and I want to write about Super 8 and Tree of Life. Oh, and that Casino Royale review. Busy, busy, busy.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 19, 2011, 12:56:11 PM
Yea, I've been writing a lot lately, but I'm still behind and probably won't get much out in the next couple of days. Also fell behind on the 30 Days thing.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: tinyholidays on June 19, 2011, 01:24:01 PM
Recovering from the best vacation of my life. I love LA!

Have slept 35 of the past 48 hours, guys. This is my life now.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Beavermoose on June 19, 2011, 01:32:18 PM
Recovering from the best vacation of my life. I love LA!

Have slept 35 of the past 48 hours, guys. This is my life now.
I envy you.
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Post by: Monty on June 19, 2011, 01:52:43 PM
I'm on a horse!!!

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Post by: 1SO on June 19, 2011, 02:20:15 PM
Recovering from the best vacation of my life. I love LA!
It's a great place to live.
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Post by: Corndog on June 20, 2011, 12:46:48 AM
Just got back to civilization. Recovering a bit from my awesome trip by catching up on the boards. I will post photos of my epic adventure tomorrow probably. Glad to be back here though.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 20, 2011, 12:47:53 AM
Glad to have you back!
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Post by: Sandy on June 20, 2011, 12:58:19 AM
I'm on a horse!!!

(http://i55.tinypic.com/endqo.jpg)
Lucky you!
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 20, 2011, 10:46:41 PM
Glaring at ¡Keith!  >:(
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Post by: Bondo on June 20, 2011, 10:48:19 PM
Glaring at ¡Keith!  >:(
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Post by: FroHam X on June 20, 2011, 10:49:55 PM
Staring longingly at ¡Keith!
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 20, 2011, 10:50:38 PM
Glaring at FroHam.  >:(
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Post by: ses on June 20, 2011, 10:50:55 PM
Glaring at ¡Keith!  >:(
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Post by: FroHam X on June 20, 2011, 10:56:28 PM
Glaring at FroHam.  >:(

Doing puppy dog eyes at Sam.

(http://i56.tinypic.com/2gt22iu.jpg)
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Post by: ses on June 20, 2011, 11:01:13 PM
Aww....
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Post by: Beavermoose on June 21, 2011, 06:26:03 AM
PMing "Glare" to iKeith!
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Post by: jdc on June 21, 2011, 11:25:24 AM
something that i have never done before
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Post by: ¡Keith! on June 21, 2011, 12:06:08 PM
something that i have never done before

firing two guns whilst jumping through the air?
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Post by: jdc on June 21, 2011, 12:07:25 PM
something that i have never done before

firing two guns whilst jumping through the air?

becoming engaged
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Post by: tinyholidays on June 21, 2011, 12:12:40 PM
Whaaaa

Congratulations, jdc!
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Post by: mañana on June 21, 2011, 12:14:38 PM
Congrats!
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Post by: 1SO on June 21, 2011, 12:34:19 PM
Congrats!

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Post by: Bondo on June 21, 2011, 12:40:02 PM
something that i have never done before

firing two guns whilst jumping through the air?

becoming engaged

I like to think of the whole series of events as a hand of poker and you just pushed all-in ftw. 8) I like it.
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Post by: FroHam X on June 21, 2011, 12:41:22 PM
I hope it's a Canadian wedding, with pudding, as is tradition.
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Post by: MartinTeller on June 21, 2011, 12:43:35 PM
Congrats!
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Post by: Junior on June 21, 2011, 12:44:48 PM
Woo!
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 21, 2011, 12:51:30 PM
Way to go! I wish you two the best future.
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Post by: Fugee on June 21, 2011, 12:54:46 PM
Right on, congrats jdc!
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Post by: worm@work on June 21, 2011, 01:06:13 PM
Awesome! Congrats to both of you.
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Post by: 'Noke on June 21, 2011, 01:12:48 PM
That's awesome jdc! Congrats!
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Post by: oneaprilday on June 21, 2011, 01:41:50 PM
Woo! Congrats, jdc!!
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Post by: ¡Keith! on June 21, 2011, 02:02:21 PM
something that i have never done before

firing two guns whilst jumping through the air?

becoming engaged

well played ;D and congrats!

To the woman who's moving to Germany?
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Post by: Bill Thompson on June 21, 2011, 02:10:14 PM
Woo! Congrats, jdc!!
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Post by: tinyholidays on June 21, 2011, 02:41:45 PM
I hope it's a Canadian wedding, with pudding, as is tradition.

Haha, wait. Is this true?
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Post by: ¡Keith! on June 21, 2011, 04:06:33 PM
South park royal wedding frazz haha beast (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FQ97cmVOwSk#)
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Post by: tinyholidays on June 21, 2011, 04:21:25 PM
Ok. I've got a lot of Canadian weddings to go to this year! What if there's pudding!
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Post by: jdc on June 21, 2011, 04:46:37 PM
something that i have never done before

firing two guns whilst jumping through the air?

becoming engaged

I like to think of the whole series of events as a hand of poker and you just pushed all-in ftw. 8) I like it.
As an avid poker player, yes, I think that is a good way to put it...

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Post by: jdc on June 21, 2011, 04:48:10 PM
something that i have never done before

firing two guns whilst jumping through the air?

becoming engaged

well played ;D and congrats!

To the woman who's moving to Germany?

Yes, same woman but she will not be moving to Germany now... 

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Post by: jdc on June 21, 2011, 04:54:03 PM
I hope it's a Canadian wedding, with pudding, as is tradition.

Really.. thank you all...

Maybe I will lose my Canadian card... I didn't know this.  Will have to work out if there is one or two later.  A wedding here usually something like this.  Ceremony is down at the Ministry of Marriage with a couple of witnesses... Boom, married in 10 minutes.  Either on that day, or sometime later that year, you hold a banquet dinner for your family and friends which usually will be a 10 course meal including suckling pig, fish and prawns and sharkfin soup.  As strange as her eating habits are (she eats almost anything you can think of), she is opposed to sharkfin soup.  I will see about adding pudding, does Yorkshire pudding count?  That is my favorite.
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Post by: FroHam X on June 21, 2011, 05:15:48 PM
Ok. I've got a lot of Canadian weddings to go to this year! What if there's pudding!

Then it would it be tradition and it would be a great day for Canada, and therefore, the world.
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Post by: saltine on June 21, 2011, 05:36:06 PM
Wow, jdc, just wow! I couldn't be happier for you.  And, she's lovely.
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Post by: jdc on June 21, 2011, 06:57:45 PM
Thanks Candace... it all started the first time we met, she started looking through my DVD/Blu-ray collection and she started pulling out things like Clockwork Orange and 2001 and then commented on how nice they were.  For her, she said said it was when I put a plate of food in front of her that I prepared which was maybe 30 minutes later... 
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Post by: saltine on June 21, 2011, 08:29:00 PM
That sounds like real compatibility and true love.  Keep us informed about your marriage plans!
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Post by: ses on June 21, 2011, 08:35:36 PM
Congrats jdc!
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Post by: Clovis8 on June 21, 2011, 08:38:27 PM
Gratz

Ps froham is being a smart ass with the pudding thing.
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Post by: FroHam X on June 21, 2011, 08:39:54 PM
I'm not being a smart ass, I'm just being a silly hamster. Congrats on the engagement, and I hope we're all invited to the wedding (invited in spirit will suffice).
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Post by: Tim on June 21, 2011, 08:43:01 PM
congrats jdc!!!!

Yorkshire pudding is great for any occasion ;)
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Post by: jdc on June 21, 2011, 09:56:48 PM
Gratz

Ps froham is being a smart ass with the pudding thing.

That is ok, when I first saw his latest avatar, I thought it was John McClain for a moment and that he had seen the light.  Everybody invited in spirit and if anybody actually visits out here, you should always let me know.

Will work more on the plans in the coming weeks....

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Post by: oldkid on June 22, 2011, 01:50:05 AM
I'm so happy for you jdc!  It's all terribly romantic.  Was she getting on the plane to Germany and you ran up the tarmac and she saw you and said, "What are you doing?" when you knelt in front of her and proposed?  Well, that might be too good to be true.  ;)

Two filmspotting engagements in one year!  Who's next?
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Post by: jdc on June 22, 2011, 02:59:57 AM
I'm so happy for you jdc!  It's all terribly romantic.  Was she getting on the plane to Germany and you ran up the tarmac and she saw you and said, "What are you doing?" when you knelt in front of her and proposed?  Well, that might be too good to be true.  ;)

Two filmspotting engagements in one year!  Who's next?

Not quite that romantic but maybe in the screen play version it will be. At least we have a good story of how we met...

I couldn't let Bill have all the fun and the year is still young so others...
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Post by: 'Noke on June 22, 2011, 06:14:07 AM
Two filmspotting engagements in one year!  Who's next?

Im putting money on GothamCity.
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Post by: ses on June 22, 2011, 07:46:55 AM
Two filmspotting engagements in one year!  Who's next?

Sounds like a good poll question.  ;)
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Post by: jdc on June 22, 2011, 08:55:44 AM
Two filmspotting engagements in one year!  Who's next?

Sounds like a good poll question.  ;)

Can I bet it won't be Sam?
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Post by: Bondo on June 22, 2011, 09:03:17 AM
I'm gonna short myself on this question, though it seems likely that I've got a date upcoming.
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Post by: enzobot24 on June 24, 2011, 04:14:03 AM
I found my old 4th generation iPod (classic). It was one of the last ones that supported FireWire transfers. The sync speed is so amazingly fast. I just transferred 570 songs (4GB worth) in 6 minutes.

By comparison, my iPod touch takes 40 minutes to transfer a few albums over USB to flash memory. So, in conclusion, Apple hasn't cared enough to improve on 7 year old technology. In fact, they have chosen to worsen it.

I miss the old/cool Apple--back when they cared about performance....
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 24, 2011, 08:09:26 AM
Beach weekend! Hope the weather's good and I can get a killer T on. Next step... G and L!
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on June 24, 2011, 09:07:30 AM
I found my old 4th generation iPod (classic). It was one of the last ones that supported FireWire transfers. The sync speed is so amazingly fast. I just transferred 570 songs (4GB worth) in 6 minutes.

By comparison, my iPod touch takes 40 minutes to transfer a few albums over USB to flash memory. So, in conclusion, Apple hasn't cared enough to improve on 7 year old technology. In fact, they have chosen to worsen it.

I miss the old/cool Apple--back when they cared about performance....

Yup - I loved the firewire - never understood why they discontinued using it.
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Post by: jdc on June 24, 2011, 09:16:58 AM
I found my old 4th generation iPod (classic). It was one of the last ones that supported FireWire transfers. The sync speed is so amazingly fast. I just transferred 570 songs (4GB worth) in 6 minutes.

By comparison, my iPod touch takes 40 minutes to transfer a few albums over USB to flash memory. So, in conclusion, Apple hasn't cared enough to improve on 7 year old technology. In fact, they have chosen to worsen it.

I miss the old/cool Apple--back when they cared about performance....


Yup - I loved the firewire - never understood why they discontinued using it.


Probably USB2 would be cheaper since it is much more widespread and in theory should be slightly faster.  I don't think a lot of the other non-Apple devises wanted to support 2 standards when the only gain small amount of sales having a Firewire devise at the time.

If you find today's USB devise faster then an old Firewire devise, then I something seems wrong by just looking at the specs. 
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Post by: pixote on June 24, 2011, 06:07:54 PM
Setting up a random movie death match between Cars 2 and Weekend at Bernie's II.

pixote
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Post by: edgar00 on June 25, 2011, 10:44:28 AM
Congrats jdc.


I'm writing the review for Casino Royale (1967). The Bond marathon returns today!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ¡Keith! on June 25, 2011, 12:50:37 PM
Setting up a random movie death match between Cars 2 and Weekend at Bernie's II.

pixote

Voodoo AND Jonathan Silverman? no contest.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Mike Shutt on June 25, 2011, 01:02:34 PM
Trying to work my way back onto the forum in a consistent manner. It isn't really working, which is sad.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: saltine on June 25, 2011, 08:47:46 PM
Just remembering that one of our forum members (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=318) worked on Car2 as an animator.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: MartinTeller on June 25, 2011, 08:59:09 PM
Realizing it's 7:00 already and all I've watched today is a few episodes of Mad Men and a handful of Varda shorts.  Back to the TV!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: 1SO on June 25, 2011, 10:16:46 PM
Just remembering that one of our forum members (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=318) worked on Car2 as an animator.
Tis true, but I'd hate to think I have to take this too much into consideration when writing about the movie so long as I'm honest and not insulting (trolling). I've taken some ribbing over projects I was involved with, and the upside is in these forums I have the opportunity to defend/explain myself.
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Post by: Corndog on June 25, 2011, 10:26:30 PM
Well in his defense, I did think the animation was great.
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Post by: Bondo on June 25, 2011, 10:57:02 PM
Yeah, Steve and I didn't play very nice on Kaante, though I've come around to at least finding a cheesy sort of fun in it (and Amitabh Bachchan still manages to be great in it) though I wouldn't recommend it to people. Then again, I gave some of the strongest raves to another of 1SO's projects so I like to think that balances things out.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Totoro on June 26, 2011, 03:00:34 AM
I'm going to Disneyland tomorrowtoday!!! :D (oi vey, better get to bed, yikes D: )

And then I'm finally going to watch REQUIEM FOR A DREAM afterward. Cuz you need to balance happiness with absolute suffering and horror.  ;D
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Post by: FifthCityMuse on June 26, 2011, 07:35:50 AM
Bryan Batt from Mad Men went to Love Never Dies this evening. He did not buy a program from me.
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Post by: Tequila on June 26, 2011, 07:51:22 AM
I miss Sal.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 26, 2011, 09:44:41 AM
Reading the Cars 2 thread.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: tinyholidays on June 26, 2011, 09:55:25 AM
Enjoy Disneyland, Totoro! I had the best day of my life there a couple of weeks ago. Ride in the front at Splash Mountain!
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Post by: enzobot24 on June 26, 2011, 11:05:14 AM
Surprised how far my early morning jogs have gotten.

I'm up to 9.2 miles.
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Post by: Bondo on June 26, 2011, 01:15:30 PM
Enjoy Disneyland, Totoro! I had the best day of my life there a couple of weeks ago. Ride in the front at Splash Mountain!

Sounds a bit more like soggyholidays. :D
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Post by: enzobot24 on June 26, 2011, 01:18:14 PM
Enjoy Disneyland, Totoro! I had the best day of my life there a couple of weeks ago. Ride in the front at Splash Mountain!

(http://media.avclub.com/images/articles/article/58/58117/rocksplashmountain_jpg_627x1000_q85.jpg)

I didn't know The Rock was a Filmspotter.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: tinyholidays on June 26, 2011, 01:20:39 PM
Sounds a bit more like soggyholidays. :D

I was!! I was wringing out my skirt for 2 hours (and really happy to have been wearing a black top)! My purse was soaked through, and I'm lucky my ipod & phone weren't shot. I can't wait to go again next year!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: smirnoff on June 26, 2011, 01:39:35 PM
Scrubbing my deck by hand. It appears to have been neglected for the last twenty years so there's quite a build-up of mildew. Two filmspotting episodes later it's done. I feel like Daniel-san. Come at me with your high punches now, old man!

Pardon me while I go paint my fence and wax my car.





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Post by: FLYmeatwad on June 26, 2011, 04:52:47 PM
Beach weekend! Hope the weather's good and I can get a killer T on. Next step... G and L!

Right now I'm just getting my catch up on, and reading for class tomorrow :no:
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Post by: Fugee on June 27, 2011, 11:40:46 AM
Wondering why someone would bother breaking into my Previa, then not even taking any of the loose change/few $1 bills sitting in the center console. Thanks, mystery person!
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Post by: ¡Keith! on June 27, 2011, 04:47:15 PM
picking up tix to the MLS All-Star game vs. ManU - w00t!
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Post by: Tequila on June 27, 2011, 05:23:36 PM
You can do it, beat the reserves!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Beavermoose on June 27, 2011, 05:27:45 PM
Just moved into my new apartment with occasional forum member Puke Lerry. It's awesome!
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Post by: tinyholidays on June 27, 2011, 05:32:40 PM
Hey, congrats!
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Post by: ¡Keith! on June 27, 2011, 06:16:46 PM
You can do it, beat the reserves!

 ;D

(they couldn't do it last year - then again, all-star games are always a joke anyway.)
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: smirnoff on June 27, 2011, 06:48:18 PM
Wondering why someone would bother breaking into my Previa, then not even taking any of the loose change/few $1 bills sitting in the center console. Thanks, mystery person!

Bummer! :-\

Maybe they just had a thing against dust busters. (I kid!)
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Post by: St. Martin the Bald on June 27, 2011, 07:08:05 PM
Ugh - still working - it's 115* today...brutal.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on June 27, 2011, 07:11:49 PM
Hang in there. Drink lots of water.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Corndog on June 29, 2011, 10:47:42 AM
Just cleaned the inside of my car (finally). Gonna eat some lunch then I'm thinking about going out golfing for the first time all year. Then maybe I'll clean the outside of my car too!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: mañana on July 02, 2011, 10:59:21 AM
Waiting for the French to catch on to Ernest P. Worrell.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: pixote on July 04, 2011, 05:34:02 PM
Waiting for the French to catch on to Ernest P. Worrell.

LOLawesome.

pixote
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Post by: 1SO on July 04, 2011, 05:34:54 PM
Someone at my BBQ is telling people about working with Jerry Lewis.

I wonder if flieger reads this thread.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FroHam X on July 06, 2011, 03:12:55 PM
Having dirty dirty thoughts about Amy Pond.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: MartinTeller on July 06, 2011, 03:20:50 PM
Waiting for my frozen Giordano's to dethaw.  They charge an arm an a leg for shipping, but if it's half as good as getting it fresh from the restaurant it'll be worth it.  The number one thing I miss about living in Chicago is the pizza.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 07, 2011, 10:16:06 AM
Hmm, so I guess that's the place I need to stop when I'm there in a week or so? I've asked around before and gotten a few names, but I'm still whittling down the place to get pizza from when I'm there.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jdc on July 07, 2011, 08:00:26 PM
Waiting for my frozen Giordano's to dethaw.  They charge an arm an a leg for shipping, but if it's half as good as getting it fresh from the restaurant it'll be worth it.  The number one thing I miss about living in Chicago is the pizza.

You are sharing it, right?  I just looked at it and can not imagine eating more then a slice.  I grew near The Silo Pizza place North of Chicago so that was the usually family outing but those pizza look like wimpy now compared to Giordano's.  Now I just like the NY style and not all that cheese and dough... but it does look good
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: MartinTeller on July 07, 2011, 08:21:01 PM
Waiting for my frozen Giordano's to dethaw.  They charge an arm an a leg for shipping, but if it's half as good as getting it fresh from the restaurant it'll be worth it.  The number one thing I miss about living in Chicago is the pizza.

You are sharing it, right?  I just looked at it and can not imagine eating more then a slice.  I grew near The Silo Pizza place North of Chicago so that was the usually family outing but those pizza look like wimpy now compared to Giordano's.  Now I just like the NY style and not all that cheese and dough... but it does look good

No, just me.  Fortunately, it reheats nicely, and isn't bad cold, either.

However, I have to say the frozen is not as good as the real deal.  The cheese has a weird gluey consistency and there's not enough sauce or meat.  Still better than regular pizza, but not the slice of home I was hoping for.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jdc on July 07, 2011, 08:24:55 PM
I could never convince my friends here the pleasure of cold pizza.  They think its nuts, I guess it was cause they never lived away for college where you would just eat the pizza that was sitting on the table from the night before.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Melvil on July 07, 2011, 08:26:28 PM
I could never convince my friends here the pleasure of cold pizza.  They think its nuts, I guess it was cause they never lived away for college where you would just eat the pizza that was sitting on the table from the night before.

That's not a pleasure, it's called settling. ;)
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bondo on July 07, 2011, 09:27:49 PM
My favorite pizza place here has great pizza hot but I'm almost convinced it is better cold (like refrigerated). It is super great.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 07, 2011, 09:35:03 PM
FLY can tolerate cold pizza, I guess, but I always found it so much better with Woody Paige. If it's not hot, it's not what I want.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Corndog on July 07, 2011, 09:38:13 PM
One of my friends wants to open a cold pizza breakfast restaurant. Also, I have been craving pizza the last few days. This will be remedied tomorrow for dinner  ;D
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jdc on July 07, 2011, 09:46:21 PM
One of my friends wants to open a cold pizza breakfast restaurant. Also, I have been craving pizza the last few days. This will be remedied tomorrow for dinner  ;D

If your friend asks you to invest in his restaurant idea, I would pass. 
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Corndog on July 07, 2011, 09:46:51 PM
Oh, I know.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bondo on July 07, 2011, 09:57:53 PM
Winning a gift certificate for a fancy $70 dinner for two. Trying to figure out a scenario in which I need a $70 dinner for two (not including alcohol).
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 07, 2011, 10:03:03 PM
Exclusively order alcohol!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ses on July 07, 2011, 10:20:41 PM
Giordano's is my favorite Chicago style pizza
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 07, 2011, 10:26:36 PM
It appears to be the one I will be sampling. The whole pies are pretty expensive, but still, I'll spring probably. So much deep dish!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bondo on July 07, 2011, 10:29:09 PM
Exclusively order alcohol!

If it covered alcohol I could blow the $70 on my own just by having high quality drinks. Alas, eating $70 of food on my own is neither likely nor advisable (it is debatable whether eating/drinking $70 in combination would be advisable but it would be possible).
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Corndog on July 08, 2011, 08:53:38 AM
Helping my mom with a Garage Sale all day. You should come over and buy my crappy old stuff!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Fugee on July 08, 2011, 11:14:32 AM
Falling in love with JoBeth Williams in Poltergeist.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Corndog on July 09, 2011, 05:27:10 AM
Race Around Ohio all day! About to NCOD hardcore all day!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: MartinTeller on July 14, 2011, 10:48:44 AM
Starting to rebuild my top 100 list (that happens in August, right?).  Got it narrowed down to 115 so far, but the ranking is the hardest part.  And I still need to revisit my one-night stands.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 14, 2011, 10:55:19 AM
Been doing a bit of that myself, rewatching some old favorites, reranking a few titles, dropping a few behind the scenes.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 14, 2011, 11:00:26 AM
Going to Chicago for Pitchfork Fest! See you all on Monday!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: MartinTeller on July 14, 2011, 11:28:41 AM
I dusted off my old Flickchart account to help with my top 100 and my lord, ranking your favorite movies is excruciating.  Devils on the Doorstep vs. Naked?  I DON'T KNOW PLEASE DON'T MAKE ME CHOOSE
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: tinyholidays on July 14, 2011, 01:32:12 PM
Yay! Flickchart is the handiest for me. Come top 100 ballot time, I will be so prepared, you guys. So prepared.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Beavermoose on July 14, 2011, 11:43:39 PM
Montreal Fantasia Film Festival. 8)
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Post by: oldkid on July 14, 2011, 11:56:06 PM
Wondering why anyone would want to dethaw frozen pizza.  I'd prefer to thaw it.

I've been working on my top 100 for a year and I'm only halfway through.  Sigh.  I'm going to hand in something, but I need to start worrying less about my write ups and just get cracking on watching films. 

I will do the write ups, mind you.  Eventually.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on July 16, 2011, 01:58:20 PM
college keg party themed 30th birthday party.
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Post by: edgar00 on July 16, 2011, 02:04:40 PM
Montreal Fantasia Film Festival. 8)

What did you see?
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Post by: Sandy on July 16, 2011, 03:45:48 PM
Park City, lounging by the pool.  8)
But, it's keeping me from Harry Potter til Monday. :P
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Post by: Beavermoose on July 17, 2011, 08:30:33 AM
Montreal Fantasia Film Festival. 8)

What did you see?

So far I've seen:
Red State
Detective Dee
Attack the Block

But I've got a few big days coming up.
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Post by: edgar00 on July 17, 2011, 09:11:10 AM
Montreal Fantasia Film Festival. 8)

What did you see?

So far I've seen:
Red State
Detective Dee
Attack the Block

But I've got a few big days coming up.

How smart/stupid would it be to show up like 15-20 minutes before a movie starts in terms of lineup and seating? I really want to see Cave of Forgotten Dreams noonish (about 90 minutes long) at AMC but I have Ip Man playing at 14h15 over at Concordia (10 minute walk).

Not a good idea or it won't really matter?


And by the by, how was Red State?

edit: How was Detective Dee? That looked great.

N.B. I have my tickets already. I'm not talking about rushing to actually by tickets.
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Post by: Beavermoose on July 17, 2011, 09:20:50 AM
If you don't care about seating it doesn't really matter when you arrive, if you're hoping on getting front row center 2-3 hours in advance is probably a good idea. The lines are long.

I'm going to be on the Sound on Sight podcast to talk about Red State, so you can listen to that on Thursday probably. :P

As for Detective Dee, it was a lot of fun. A bit too long and the plot gets a bit silly and convoluted near the end but the fight scene set-pieces are great. Its a Hong Kong action movie so its not really anything I hadn't seen before but I enjoyed it.
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Post by: edgar00 on July 17, 2011, 09:31:41 AM
If you don't care about seating it doesn't really matter when you arrive, if you're hoping on getting front row center 2-3 hours in advance is probably a good idea. The lines are long.

I'm going to be on the Sound on Sight podcast to talk about Red State, so you can listen to that on Thursday probably. :P

As for Detective Dee, it was a lot of fun. A bit too long and the plot gets a bit silly and convoluted near the end but the fight scene set-pieces are great. Its a Hong Kong action movie so its not really anything I hadn't seen before but I enjoyed it.

2-3 hours!?! Phuck that. I'll go see Cave.

Thanks, by the way.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 18, 2011, 11:08:11 AM
Back in action, baby!
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Post by: MartinTeller on July 19, 2011, 10:06:20 AM
Seriously considering a switch to a Poor/Fair/Good/Very Good/Great/Masterpiece rating system instead of the 1-10 scale.  Maybe letter grades, but I think the plain text descriptors are more meaningful.
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Post by: smirnoff on July 19, 2011, 12:10:03 PM
I like it.
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Post by: jbissell on July 19, 2011, 02:31:35 PM
Going to Chicago for Pitchfork Fest! See you all on Monday!

I totally met FLY.
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Post by: smirnoff on July 19, 2011, 03:31:00 PM
Melting.

(http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p191/vegas-rick/Wicked-Witch-Melting.jpg)
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Post by: mañana on July 19, 2011, 05:36:10 PM
Melting.
Yep, I've been drinking.
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Post by: Bondo on July 19, 2011, 09:35:24 PM
Realizing the what are you drinking thread is locked.

Drinking a double Whiskey Sour.

Hurting from a long bit of mountain biking.
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Post by: smirnoff on July 19, 2011, 10:00:42 PM
Hey cool! Where do you ride? What do you ride?
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Post by: Bondo on July 19, 2011, 10:49:03 PM
Places...on a mountain bike.

The mountain bike is a G2, if that means anything. 21 gears, front shocks and apparently not quite tall enough for me.
Colorado is actually pretty great for biking. Even in Colorado Springs where the government is super libertarian, they do a fair bit with parks because they know it is key to the tourism industry. Good bike paths and parks. The park I was at today was really great and it is just three miles away so I biked there and back (and didn't have to pay to get in because apparently they only charge cars). I've got a picture that I'll put up at some point...need to find a more discreet place than tinypic for personal pics I think.
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Post by: oneaprilday on July 20, 2011, 03:50:10 AM
Sighing happily.  Tree of Life is even better after a second viewing - lived up to and then exceeded the first.
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Post by: smirnoff on July 20, 2011, 08:12:45 AM
Places...on a mountain bike.

The mountain bike is a G2, if that means anything. 21 gears, front shocks and apparently not quite tall enough for me.
Colorado is actually pretty great for biking. Even in Colorado Springs where the government is super libertarian, they do a fair bit with parks because they know it is key to the tourism industry. Good bike paths and parks. The park I was at today was really great and it is just three miles away so I biked there and back (and didn't have to pay to get in because apparently they only charge cars). I've got a picture that I'll put up at some point...need to find a more discreet place than tinypic for personal pics I think.

Cool. I'm not too familiar with mountain bikes and I've never heard of Orange Bikes but poking around there website I like what I see. British mountain bikes... who would've though?!
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Post by: ¡Keith! on July 20, 2011, 09:44:55 AM
British mountain bikes... who would've though?!

they're only mountain bikes on the way down. 
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Post by: Bondo on July 20, 2011, 10:05:58 AM
I don't know my own bike well enough. The brand is Karakoram and it is a All GT model, not G2. :-[
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Post by: edgar00 on July 20, 2011, 11:09:47 AM
Writing reviews for The Wicker Tree and Troll Hunter.
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Post by: Fugee on July 20, 2011, 12:44:30 PM
Thinking about doing a Haneke marathon, then posting all the little reviews in a single thread of glory and disturbing...ness.
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Post by: oldkid on July 20, 2011, 03:44:11 PM
That'd be great, Fugee.  I've been catching up on Haneke, myself.
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Post by: Tim on July 20, 2011, 07:40:02 PM
I agree that would be a good marathon. I might follow along myself if you are doing it slowly, as there are a few I need to watch and a few I need to revisit....although I am worried about revisiting a couple of them.....
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 20, 2011, 07:47:35 PM
He's one of my directors on my shortlist for future director marathons.
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Post by: Beavermoose on July 20, 2011, 08:11:19 PM
The Fantasia Film Festival is making me feel all professional.

We interviewed Michael Biehn today along with the director Xavier Gens and other cast members of "The Divide"
We also interviewed Robin Hardy director of The Wicker Man , and he's one of the nicest people ever.
Ethan even asked him about the remake.

 :D
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on July 20, 2011, 11:41:31 PM
Going to Chicago for Pitchfork Fest! See you all on Monday!

I totally met FLY.

I can confirm this happened. By chance too! And it was awesome. I have now met jbizz, facedad, and iKeith!. Who is next?
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Post by: Tim on July 21, 2011, 02:44:46 AM
thinking about going to the cinema tonight to watch the final Harry Potter film.......

.....Emma is 21 these days.....
(http://gracemagazine.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/emma-watson-vogue-4.jpg)
 ;D
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Post by: enzobot24 on July 21, 2011, 03:30:22 AM
Prepping for an upgrade to OS X Lion.

But my damn backup drive is freezing up. So I format another one of my external drives, which is only 320GB, and move lots of stuff around.
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Post by: Fugee on July 21, 2011, 11:18:39 AM
That'd be great, Fugee.  I've been catching up on Haneke, myself.
I agree that would be a good marathon. I might follow along myself if you are doing it slowly, as there are a few I need to watch and a few I need to revisit....although I am worried about revisiting a couple of them.....
Let's do this thing, I'll try and start getting a general order/thread together today!
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Post by: Junior on July 21, 2011, 11:34:12 AM
Downloading SwiftKey X for free. Thanks, Amazon!
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Post by: Junior on July 21, 2011, 11:50:07 AM
Now I'm typing with SwiftKey! It's swifterer!
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Post by: MartinTeller on July 21, 2011, 10:07:09 PM
Debating whether or not to call in sick tomorrow.  I'm leaning towards yes, but I always end up feeling guilty about it.
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Post by: Bondo on July 21, 2011, 10:43:06 PM
If I had work to call in sick from I'd be considering it. It is too early for flu season but it definitely feels like that. Could always be allergies though. Tomorrow evening is the first time to see a bunch of my Denver friends in a few months so I don't want to miss that.
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Post by: MartinTeller on July 21, 2011, 10:53:10 PM
If I had work to call in sick from I'd be considering it. It is too early for flu season but it definitely feels like that. Could always be allergies though.

I always just say "I'm not feeling well".  I figure if anyone asks I'll say food poisoning ("I ate some bad squid" which really did happen to me not too long ago), but no one ever asks.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 21, 2011, 10:54:20 PM
They probably don't ask because they don't want to be asked when they call in "sick."  :P
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Post by: MartinTeller on July 22, 2011, 12:06:00 AM
Eh, screw it.  I guess I'll be a grown-up and go to work tomorrow.  Damn my conscience.
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Post by: mañana on July 22, 2011, 08:26:50 AM
Wondering what Jennifer Garner is going to do with Tequila when she finally catches him.
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Post by: Lobby on July 22, 2011, 12:14:57 PM
I'm watching the news reports about the ongoing terrorist attack in Norway. I'm safe, living 500 km away from Oslo, but we're still pretty close in Scandinavia. It's shocking and disturbing.
:(
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Post by: Corndog on July 22, 2011, 12:18:38 PM
Glad to hear you are safe, but sad to learn of the attacks.
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Post by: Lobby on July 22, 2011, 02:41:54 PM
It's really sad to see. The reports are getting worse and worse and it feels quite unreal.
Really depressing.
This isn't 9/11 but it's coming closer to where we are and we're really not used to it. This used to be a protected part of the world. The Shire.
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Post by: Beavermoose on July 22, 2011, 08:04:53 PM
Our team interviewed Joseph Kahn, director of Torque and Detention.
He was really cool.
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Post by: Totoro on July 24, 2011, 01:43:36 AM
Comic Con was alright. Really wished I skipped the panels and walked around the booths more. Also wished I saw IGN and Community. Ooooh zeee welllll. Good times. Found out that only roughly 20% of the material there are things I'm truly interested in.
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Post by: goodguy on July 24, 2011, 02:20:45 AM
Comic Con was alright.

Coppola's Twixt panel sounded like fun. And Friedman's Locke & Key screening would have interested me too.
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Post by: edgar00 on July 30, 2011, 01:44:37 PM
Taking it easy. No work, no Fantasia, no non-Fantasia films...

Just slowly writing some reviews.

edit: For the record, those reviews are Moonraker, Victims, The Whisperer in Darkness, El Sol. Not all of them will appear today, of course.
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Post by: Lobby on July 30, 2011, 01:54:36 PM
Packing. I'm going to Scotland for a week, so I won't visit the forum for a while. I'll miss you! :(

I've prepared a couple of posts for my blog though.

And I've made a 100 list contribution!!! I haven't made up my mind yet if I'm ready to submit it. But it probably won't get much better this year. If I change my mind I can always start to work on the one for 2012 :)
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Post by: edgar00 on July 30, 2011, 01:56:15 PM
Comic Con was alright. Really wished I skipped the panels and walked around the booths more. Also wished I saw IGN and Community. Ooooh zeee welllll. Good times. Found out that only roughly 20% of the material there are things I'm truly interested in.

There was a time (4-5 years ago) when Comic-Con sounded amazing. As the years have gone by and I read/listen to feedback from podcasts and whatnot, the more I get the impression that it really is much ado about nothing.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on July 30, 2011, 02:03:09 PM
Begging the next step towards being a music snob by ripping my disk in .flac format.
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Post by: edgar00 on August 01, 2011, 08:34:43 AM
Heading to work for maybe the only time until Saturday. It's very slow at the office so I'm getting a lot of time off.

More Fantasia feedback to come as soon as tomorrow and some brief thoughts on two other films I saw recently, Cowboys and Aliens, and Captain America.
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Post by: Fugee on August 01, 2011, 11:38:36 AM
Comic Con was alright. Really wished I skipped the panels and walked around the booths more. Also wished I saw IGN and Community. Ooooh zeee welllll. Good times. Found out that only roughly 20% of the material there are things I'm truly interested in.

There was a time (4-5 years ago) when Comic-Con sounded amazing. As the years have gone by and I read/listen to feedback from podcasts and whatnot, the more I get the impression that it really is much ado about nothing.

Are we talking from a film-only point of view or has the Comic in Comic-con been declining too?
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Post by: StudentOFilm on August 01, 2011, 07:29:35 PM
I can't wait for New York Comic-Con.

I'm off to Boston for a week just out of boredom. My friends and I managed to get a deal from a family friend who is getting us a 4-star room for $80 a night (split between four of us). We will probably just hit the bar/club scene and go to some nice restaurants. Probably catch a movie too (30 Minutes or Less seems to be the group consensus).
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Post by: Bill Thompson on August 01, 2011, 08:41:59 PM
Just finished scheduling an interview at Superior Ambulance Services, for an EMT-B job, for tomorrow afternoon, a bit nervous I am.
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Post by: saltine on August 01, 2011, 08:45:20 PM
Just finished scheduling an interview at Superior Ambulance Services, for an EMT-B job, for tomorrow afternoon, a bit nervous I am.

Good luck with that!   Keep us informed.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on August 01, 2011, 09:17:31 PM
Just finished scheduling an interview at Superior Ambulance Services, for an EMT-B job, for tomorrow afternoon, a bit nervous I am.

Good luck with that!   Keep us informed.

Thanks and will do. :)

My wife just told me about this exchange that took place between my daughter and her (great) grandpa today,

When asked whether her dad was a good dad Kaiti said, "No." Her grandpa responded quizzically, "He's not?" To which Kaiti said, "No, he's the very bestest dad in the whole wide world!" :)
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Post by: saltine on August 01, 2011, 09:21:28 PM
Just finished scheduling an interview at Superior Ambulance Services, for an EMT-B job, for tomorrow afternoon, a bit nervous I am.

Good luck with that!   Keep us informed.

Thanks and will do. :)

My wife just told me about this exchange that took place between my daughter and her (great) grandpa today,

When asked whether her dad was a good dad Kaiti said, "No." Her grandpa responded quizzically, "He's not?" To which Kaiti said, "No, he's the very bestest dad in the whole wide world!" :)

That's really special, Bill.  So glad Kaiti welcomes her new dad into the family so easily. 
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 01, 2011, 09:25:14 PM
When asked whether her dad was a good dad Kaiti said, "No." Her grandpa responded quizzically, "He's not?" To which Kaiti said, "No, he's the very bestest dad in the whole wide world!" :)
Kids are awesome.  ;D
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Post by: Bill Thompson on August 02, 2011, 08:29:18 PM
Just finished scheduling an interview at Superior Ambulance Services, for an EMT-B job, for tomorrow afternoon, a bit nervous I am.

Interview went pretty well, oh yeah, and I got the job. :)
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Post by: Corndog on August 02, 2011, 08:38:17 PM
Lame, Bill. Super lame.
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Post by: ses on August 02, 2011, 08:40:03 PM
Just finished scheduling an interview at Superior Ambulance Services, for an EMT-B job, for tomorrow afternoon, a bit nervous I am.

Interview went pretty well, oh yeah, and I got the job. :)

Congrats!!!!!
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 02, 2011, 09:09:24 PM
Just finished scheduling an interview at Superior Ambulance Services, for an EMT-B job, for tomorrow afternoon, a bit nervous I am.

Interview went pretty well, oh yeah, and I got the job. :)
Wow, must have been impressive if you got the job at the interview.
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Post by: oneaprilday on August 02, 2011, 09:15:43 PM
Yay! That's awesome, Bill!
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Post by: smirnoff on August 02, 2011, 09:43:53 PM
Just finished scheduling an interview at Superior Ambulance Services, for an EMT-B job, for tomorrow afternoon, a bit nervous I am.

Interview went pretty well, oh yeah, and I got the job. :)
Wow, must have been impressive if you got the job at the interview.

Yeah, what happened? Did the interviewer start choking on something and you saved his life? :P

I kid. Congrats!
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Post by: MartinTeller on August 02, 2011, 09:49:11 PM
Just curious... did you trim the beard for the interview?
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Post by: Bill Thompson on August 02, 2011, 10:06:39 PM
Thanks everyone. :)

Just finished scheduling an interview at Superior Ambulance Services, for an EMT-B job, for tomorrow afternoon, a bit nervous I am.

Interview went pretty well, oh yeah, and I got the job. :)
Wow, must have been impressive if you got the job at the interview.

Yeah, what happened? Did the interviewer start choking on something and you saved his life? :P

I kid. Congrats!

Surprisingly enough we just talked, don't know why but I must have clicked with him.

Just curious... did you trim the beard for the interview?

Yep, it's all gone.  :(
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Post by: Junior on August 02, 2011, 11:44:43 PM
Woo!
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Post by: Melvil on August 03, 2011, 01:12:09 AM
Yep, it's all gone.  :(

NOOOOOOOOooooooooooo!

I mean, congratulations! ;D Really, congrats, that's awesome!
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Post by: oldkid on August 03, 2011, 11:44:57 AM
Well, at least I still have my beard.  Sad to see another one go.

But getting a good job is a great thing.
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Post by: Clovis8 on August 03, 2011, 11:56:23 AM
Well, at least I still have my beard.  Sad to see another one go.

But getting a good job is a great thing.

still got mine too although I recently had an oil company give me crap for it because the SCBA "may be fit properly if we ever ran into H2S".

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Post by: oldkid on August 03, 2011, 12:21:25 PM
But Clovis, our belief systems require us to have beards to emulate our founders.  ;)
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Post by: FroHam X on August 03, 2011, 12:38:15 PM
Clovis doesn't have a belief system, unless you count communism. Freakin pinko.
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Post by: Bondo on August 03, 2011, 12:42:32 PM
My van dyke beard is going strong. Haven't decided whether I'd shave it off if I got a job interview.
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Post by: Clovis8 on August 03, 2011, 12:46:52 PM
But Clovis, our belief systems require us to have beards to emulate our founders.  ;)

Lol never thought of it that way. I buy it. :)
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Post by: Clovis8 on August 03, 2011, 12:47:32 PM
Clovis doesn't have a belief system, unless you count communism. Freakin pinko.

Hellz ya!
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Post by: Bondo on August 04, 2011, 08:35:23 AM
Wondering what the man walking a dog icon[suspicious] "hide from suspicious viewers" button does.[/suspicious]

Heading off...won't be around much if at all for a few days.
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Post by: Fugee on August 04, 2011, 11:30:23 AM
Chugging coffee in preparation for the 7 hour drive ahead of me. Spokane, here I come!
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Post by: 1SO on August 05, 2011, 12:58:05 PM
Wondering if FroHam is just going around disagreeing with all my posts, like a dog marking territory.


I would not touch the animation in Toy Story. It's not advanced CGI but it looks great and it holds up. Especially now with the HD re-rendering it got for the 3D/Blu-Ray release.

Equilibrium is much much worse than Insamnia. This is because Insomnia is a good film, not great, but good, while Equilibrium is an awful film.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 05, 2011, 01:05:05 PM
Wondering if FroHam is just going around disagreeing with all my posts, like a dog marking territory.
He's a bitter hamster.  :-\
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Post by: 1SO on August 05, 2011, 01:14:45 PM
I just noticed 4 of his last 10 posts have been about me being wrong.



2. Children of Men - Michael Caine's hippie can be a bit much at times.
No great film can survive a "pull my finger".


I beg to differ. More films need such a joke.



1SO is wrong as usual.
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Post by: MartinTeller on August 05, 2011, 01:15:06 PM
Wondering if 1SO is just going around quoting all my old reviews so he can disagree with them, like a hamster marking territory.

(edit: also wondering if I will ever get over this habit of dropping words when I type)
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Post by: AAAutin on August 05, 2011, 01:20:27 PM
Wondering what kind of mean alpha hamsters you guys had as kids that went around marking territory all the time.
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Post by: MartinTeller on August 05, 2011, 01:22:15 PM
They have very very tiny bladders
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 05, 2011, 01:25:50 PM
I just noticed 4 of his last 10 posts have been about me being wrong.
I take it the other 6 are about me being wrong.  :D
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Post by: Corndog on August 05, 2011, 01:31:51 PM
Headed up to Cleveland tonight for a bachelor party. The plan is to barhop all night, not exactly my thing, by anything for a friend.
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Post by: 1SO on August 05, 2011, 01:55:06 PM
Wondering if 1SO is just going around quoting all my old reviews so he can disagree with them, like a hamster marking territory.

(edit: also wondering if I will ever get over this habit of dropping words when I type)
Your brief reviews are excellent intros to my marathon writeups. I post them out of respect. They offer the reader a great comparison/contrast in one post and saves you the trouble of posting your review afterwards. A lot of my marathon films are rarely watched and there aren't a lot of reviews I can pull from. I can always count on you. I even linked directly to your review when I wrote about Innocence (which you never commented on.)
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Post by: Bondo on August 05, 2011, 03:34:42 PM
Curiously neither of my reviews of Innocence from this year were linked  :'(
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Post by: 1SO on August 05, 2011, 03:38:48 PM
I had to hunt for worm and Martin's reviews. Your opinions on Innocence are easy to find.
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Post by: MartinTeller on August 05, 2011, 03:46:36 PM
I even linked directly to your review when I wrote about Innocence (which you never commented on.)

I really didn't have anything to add, and was kind of busy at the time.
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Post by: FroHam X on August 05, 2011, 05:06:49 PM
Deciding whether to pee on my computer so that I can mark the whole Internet as my territory.
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Post by: AAAutin on August 05, 2011, 05:15:48 PM
(http://us.cdn2.123rf.com/168nwm/sjfyn/sjfyn0905/sjfyn090500040/4800284-hamster-standing-up-computer-keyboard.jpg)
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Post by: FifthCityMuse on August 05, 2011, 05:16:42 PM
Today? Today I'm shooting my grad short. Right now? I'm eating cold pizza for breakfast and dying a little inside.
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Post by: Melvil on August 06, 2011, 01:10:16 AM
Working on some neat VFX stuff for a film some friends are putting together. Fun stuff! But why do I always do my best work after I should have gone to bed?
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Post by: Bondo on August 06, 2011, 12:51:57 PM
Bearing pall.
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Post by: 'Noke on August 07, 2011, 06:05:43 PM
In chat counting down the albums list! Come join us!
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Post by: Beavermoose on August 08, 2011, 10:02:05 AM
Pinkberry 3D, do it!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nzFthHDisI&feature=channel_video_title
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Post by: edgar00 on August 10, 2011, 06:11:31 PM
Just working right now, but later tonight I'll write a few quick Fantasia movie reviews, maybe share some overall thoughts just to wrap it all up.

Kind of sad it's over.
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Post by: mañana on August 11, 2011, 11:37:15 AM
Submerging my iPod in rice.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on August 11, 2011, 11:55:36 AM
Submerging my iPod in rice.

it does work!

(Pool? Toilette? Fish Tank?)
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Post by: mañana on August 11, 2011, 12:04:38 PM
Toilette
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Post by: ses on August 11, 2011, 12:23:19 PM
Toilette

you are not alone (http://news.yahoo.com/nearly-1-5-people-drop-smartphone-toilet-040008846.html)
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Post by: oldkid on August 11, 2011, 03:48:00 PM
Downloading all my programs and documents to my new computer.  Yea!  The torture is over!  I think I'll watch Three Colors: Blue on it to test it out...
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 11, 2011, 03:52:18 PM
Nice.  ;D
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Post by: Sandy on August 11, 2011, 03:55:58 PM
oldkid's back!
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Post by: mañana on August 12, 2011, 08:17:38 AM
Submerging my iPod in rice.
it does work!
I'm back in business!

*knocks on wood*
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Post by: edgar00 on August 12, 2011, 06:04:27 PM
Hooray for matt!


I'm just waiting for the weekend to finally start.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 14, 2011, 04:19:37 PM
Deciding whether or not to upgrade to Amazon Prime now that my free trial is over. Students get 50% off, so it would only be $39 for the year, which is not terrible. Not sure if I will be buying enough sub-$25 items to cancel out the shipping, as I know I won't be buying 39 DVDs, Blu-Rays, Books, or Videogames where the extra dollar for release date delivery would recoup my purchase.

Still, the free two day is bad ass. Anyone know if their streaming library has much worthwhile, as unlimited access to that may push me over the top.
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Post by: Bondo on August 14, 2011, 04:30:50 PM
I haven't tried their free streaming service because even though I'm allowed to use Prime for shipping on the family account, I can't use the streaming :no: There was some goodish stuff there, though a lot of overlap with Netflix I think (as in, much of what they have Netflix also has streaming, not that they have most things Netflix has).
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Post by: Bill Thompson on August 14, 2011, 06:23:08 PM
Just got offered an interview with a fire department. The pay is terrible ($15 for each of the 12 hour shifts I would work a month and a rate of $10 an hour for any calls I go on), but I only have to work three shifts a month and show up for three nights of training a month. The key is that they would pay for fire school and medic school.

That's great, but I wish these people would have contacted me months ago, because now my schedule is too full. I'm full time with the ambulance company, still working at least one day a week at Target, and I'm starting my full time school schedule next week (complete with a 30 hour internship at another fire department), plus I have a family. I have to find a way to fit Hinckley, the new fire department in, but man, the timing on all of this is something awful.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 16, 2011, 07:48:52 PM
Right now I'm upset, so I'm going to watch more Game of Thrones I reckon.
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Post by: ses on August 16, 2011, 09:36:40 PM
Finding Corndog's Filmspotting soulmate (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=3990).  Too bad she doesn't post anymore.
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Post by: Corndog on August 16, 2011, 09:47:28 PM
Eau Claire, WI, here I come! I did say I wanted to meet Filmspotters in person.
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Post by: Sandy on August 17, 2011, 12:09:50 AM
Off to Vegas (to help my daughter move). Too bad it's 110 degrees. Steve, I'm having a hard time getting a copy of Spirited Away--I haven't forgotten! Have a great week everyone!
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Post by: Lobby on August 17, 2011, 09:44:05 AM
Heading for Stockholm to watch The Wedding of Figaro at the Opera in company with my 17 year old, who - believe it or not - said "yes!" when I asked if she was up for it.

It's a +3 hour long show. I hope she can keep her hands off her cell phone for that long... ;)

Seriously, it's wonderful that she wants to try it. Opera isn't as scary as it seems, but actually quite enjoyable. Í had this very late realization for myself only earlier this year. Until then I had been prejudiced against it.
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Post by: Bondo on August 17, 2011, 09:46:10 AM
I find The Magic Flute to be the gateway opera.
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Post by: Lobby on August 17, 2011, 09:50:23 AM
Oh, totally. Unfortunately it's not on the repertoir right now but I'd love to see that live.

Bergman's setup of this from the mid 70s really left traces, at least in the Swedish homes. He suddenly made opera interesting and accessable. Especially Håkan Hagegård as Papageno... he must have been brilliant since I actually NOTICED him as a 8 year old.
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Post by: jbissell on August 17, 2011, 02:05:35 PM
Cramming for my microecon final. I've got 4 hrs.
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Post by: mañana on August 17, 2011, 02:38:40 PM
Good luck!
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Post by: oldkid on August 18, 2011, 05:32:09 AM
Staying up far too late than is good for me.

Sandy-- don't worry about it.  List of Shame is at your own pace.  Take as long as you need to.  (Remembering that every minute before watching Spirited Away is another minute of life not having reached its perfect joy ;)
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Post by: Mike Shutt on August 19, 2011, 10:08:50 AM
Getting ready to move into my dorm today. College, here I come.
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Post by: mañana on August 19, 2011, 10:10:00 AM
Frosh Week!
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Post by: ¡Keith! on August 19, 2011, 10:41:48 AM
get blitzed!
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Post by: edgar00 on August 19, 2011, 10:43:06 AM
Getting ready to move into my dorm today. College, here I come.

Best of luck in your studies. Don't forget to have some fun too!
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Post by: Mike Shutt on August 19, 2011, 10:55:02 AM
Getting ready to move into my dorm today. College, here I come.

Best of luck in your studies. Don't forget to have some fun too!

Thanks. My studies will be fun. I'm a film major. I don't really need anything else.


get blitzed!

Nah. That isn't my style.
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Post by: MartinTeller on August 19, 2011, 10:59:54 AM
Building a Criticker collection of movies I want to see because IMDb's "Watchlist" replacement for MyMovies SUCKS HARD.
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Post by: edgar00 on August 19, 2011, 11:03:40 AM
Getting ready to move into my dorm today. College, here I come.

Best of luck in your studies. Don't forget to have some fun too!

Thanks. My studies will be fun. I'm a film major. I don't really need anything else.


get blitzed!

Nah. That isn't my style.

@GothamCity151: You know, I almost went into film studies when I entered university, but changed my mind at the last minute.

@Keith: You don't know what you're talking about. The best thing at university is to
'...crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentation of their women. '

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Post by: ¡Keith! on August 19, 2011, 11:10:03 AM
Conan the Freshman ftw!
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Post by: Lobby on August 19, 2011, 12:58:17 PM
I've just submitted a last-minute application for a job I'd really want but didn't notice was announed until today, which was the last day for applying. Quite stressful. I haven't applied for a job for years and I discovered that I must have lost all old apps, CV etc in an old computer crash so I had to start from scratch.

Now I'm done, but exhausted.

So what could be better than going to a not-too-hard-to-digest movie? I'm just about to take off for The Rise of the Planet of the Apes! Yay me! :)
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Post by: oneaprilday on August 19, 2011, 01:03:22 PM
Good for you, Lobby!  And have fun at the movie. :) :)
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Post by: oneaprilday on August 19, 2011, 05:03:20 PM
Enjoying the fruit of my labor.  ;D

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

(http://i56.tinypic.com/uwm7d.jpg)
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Post by: Monty on August 19, 2011, 05:31:01 PM
Enjoying the fruit of my labor.  ;D

They look fantastic, what are you planning to do with them oad? Jam, jellies?
About a month ago I picked a lot of blackcurrants, which got made into jam and compote. I do the picking my mom does the cooking.
It's just about blackberry picking time here in the UK and I shall post pics with the fruit of my labours  ;D
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Post by: oldkid on August 19, 2011, 06:53:22 PM
Great looking blueberries!

We got to actually harvest some blueberries this year for the first time since we had our blueberry bushes.  It turns out our chickens had been eating the berries as soon as they appeared.  chickens are dead now (by raccoons!), so we got our blueberries.  (I think its a terrible way for chickens to die.  I would have much rathered put them in the pot.)
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Post by: oneaprilday on August 19, 2011, 08:06:33 PM
Enjoying the fruit of my labor.  ;D

They look fantastic, what are you planning to do with them oad? Jam, jellies?
About a month ago I picked a lot of blackcurrants, which got made into jam and compote. I do the picking my mom does the cooking.
It's just about blackberry picking time here in the UK and I shall post pics with the fruit of my labours  ;D
We'll consume lots fresh, I know, but a pie for sure and then I'll freeze a bunch.  Love having having them in my freezer throughout the year for muffins, pancakes, smoothies, etc.  I like blueberry jam, but really prefer raspberry or strawberry (missed out on picking those this year - boo!).  Yumm, black currants!  Not sure if I can get those around here, but blackberry season is almost upon us here, too - cannot wait for those!  (Ha, I actually prefer "labour(s)" but am forced to be patriotic in my spelling, especially as a teacher (!) Looking forward to see your pics. :) )

We got to actually harvest some blueberries this year for the first time since we had our blueberry bushes.  It turns out our chickens had been eating the berries as soon as they appeared.  chickens are dead now (by raccoons!), so we got our blueberries.  (I think its a terrible way for chickens to die.  I would have much rathered put them in the pot.)
We've got a few bushes this year, too, that are producing pretty well (hopefully more next year) - mostly for munching on when we're outside - love it!  Wow, I never thought of chickens getting berries (and raccoons!! that is a rather terrible way to die :(  ) - we worry only about wild birds getting ours and netting the bushes seem to keep them away.
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Post by: Lobby on August 20, 2011, 05:40:06 PM
Just finished watching Cyrus, my third movie in about 24 hours. The other two were The Rise of the Planet of the Apes and The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.

Three quite different movies. I have an issue with one of them, something that made me feel quite miserable and a bit at a loss on how to grade it. More about this in the review, which I'll hopefully write tomorrow. Now: sleeping time!

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Post by: Tim on August 22, 2011, 02:41:14 AM
Just unwrapping the 32GB HP TouchPad I bought today for $148 ;) They only got released in Australia last Monday for $599, but were discontinued by Thursday. I never would have bought one at $599, not even $300, but I couldn't pass up a $148 touchpad!

(http://www.gadgettastic.com/wp-content/2011/02/HP-TouchPad-tablet-600x410.jpg)
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Post by: Bill Thompson on August 22, 2011, 04:04:11 PM
I'm feeling all awesome because Jen Kirkman responded to one of my tweets, that's like epic.
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Post by: 'Noke on August 22, 2011, 04:06:22 PM
I'm feeling all awesome because Jen Kirkman responded to one of my tweets, that's like epic.

NICE!!
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Post by: 1SO on August 22, 2011, 08:50:26 PM
Finding all my movie reviews and printing them out... you know, in case there's a book deal in my future.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 22, 2011, 08:53:12 PM
You can be pretty funny sometimes.
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Post by: AAAutin on August 22, 2011, 08:53:47 PM
you know, in case there's a book deal in my future.

CONGRATULATIONS! (In case, y'know, there's a book deal in your future.)
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Post by: oldkid on August 22, 2011, 10:20:02 PM
Remember us little people after you hit the big time.
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Post by: Tim on August 22, 2011, 10:32:56 PM
Finding all my movie reviews and printing them out... you know, in case there's a book deal in my future.

you should also go back to podcasting and get your podcasts printed out as books too ;)

http://podbookz.com does that. Actually Adam should investigate them for the Filmspotting books.........
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 23, 2011, 06:10:07 PM
You so funny.
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Post by: roujin on August 23, 2011, 06:26:29 PM
Hello there!
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Post by: tinyholidays on August 23, 2011, 08:05:00 PM
Figuring out a new routine of living in a different country, living with boyfriend, and keeping my toes dipped in forum fun.
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Post by: AAAutin on August 23, 2011, 08:12:38 PM
Welcome back! Do share.
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Post by: MartinTeller on August 23, 2011, 10:23:10 PM
Figuring out a new routine of living in a different country, living with boyfriend, and keeping my toes dipped in forum fun.

Did you ever watch Sita Sings the Blues?
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 24, 2011, 09:14:14 AM
Going to Six Flags. Hopefully it's fun/not overcrowded.
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Post by: Lobby on August 24, 2011, 03:51:15 PM
Working on a new list: My life in movies, starting the year when I was born, 1967, running until now, with a few personal reflections about each choice, explaining how they relate to me.
 
I makes me quite melancholic, more than I had imagined. So many memories and emotions connected to it.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on August 24, 2011, 10:46:33 PM
Went on a ride along at work today, was in the back of the ambulance for about five hours with no problems at all. :)
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 24, 2011, 10:53:52 PM
Awesome. Hope that remains standard.
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Post by: Melvil on August 24, 2011, 11:35:44 PM
Woohoo! Really hope everything works out for ya Bill.
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Post by: Sandy on August 25, 2011, 12:15:40 AM
I echo that!
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Post by: ¡Keith! on August 25, 2011, 08:53:01 AM
Went on a ride along at work today, was in the back of the ambulance for about five hours with no problems at all. :)

 :)
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Post by: oneaprilday on August 25, 2011, 11:16:43 AM
Very cool, Bill!
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Post by: 'Noke on August 25, 2011, 01:12:54 PM
YES!!
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Post by: MartinTeller on August 25, 2011, 02:33:18 PM
So, in the past few weeks, two of our programmers have left for greener pastures, leaving us with a staff of 3.  And one of those is taking paternity leave next month.  The result is I've been way busier at work... and since work is where I usually do most of my internet goofing off, I have a lot less time for reading and posting here.  I'll still post my movie reviews, but in general you're going to be seeing less of me for a while.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on August 25, 2011, 02:34:11 PM
Thank you all :)
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Post by: Melvil on August 25, 2011, 02:36:15 PM
Sitting in my car, filmspotting(v).
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Post by: 1SO on August 25, 2011, 02:50:40 PM
That means FroHam will have to double his efforts of pointing out how wrong I am.
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Post by: FroHam X on August 25, 2011, 02:55:08 PM
That means FroHam will have to double his efforts of pointing out how wrong I am.

Is this in reference to this:

So, in the past few weeks, two of our programmers have left for greener pastures, leaving us with a staff of 3.  And one of those is taking paternity leave next month.  The result is I've been way busier at work... and since work is where I usually do most of my internet goofing off, I have a lot less time for reading and posting here.  I'll still post my movie reviews, but in general you're going to be seeing less of me for a while.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 25, 2011, 09:24:54 PM
Going to Six Flags. Hopefully it's fun/not overcrowded.

It, indeed, was fun.
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Post by: ferris on August 25, 2011, 09:54:54 PM
So, in the past few weeks, two of our programmers have left for greener pastures, leaving us with a staff of 3.  And one of those is taking paternity leave next month.  The result is I've been way busier at work... and since work is where I usually do most of my internet goofing off, I have a lot less time for reading and posting here.  I'll still post my movie reviews, but in general you're going to be seeing less of me for a while.

Cool! Three opening at your place of work!  You aren't in the Pacific Northwest by chance are you? :)
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Post by: Bondo on August 25, 2011, 10:06:33 PM
Pretty sure Martin is in Portland, so yes.
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Post by: oldkid on August 25, 2011, 10:07:51 PM
Actually, ferris, MT is right here in Bridgetown!

I am trying to watch The Thin Red Line streamed before it is permanently taken off, but Netflix keeps shutting down.  I've been interrupted more times I can count (not all of it due to Netflix).  This is not the ideal way of watching Malick.  I'm tempted to just start all over again.
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Post by: ferris on August 25, 2011, 10:14:07 PM
Actually, ferris, MT is right here in Bridgetown!

Ok MT tell me where to submit a resume!  (I'm actually not joking!) VS.NET SQL2008  Oracle blah blah blah
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Post by: MartinTeller on August 25, 2011, 11:00:58 PM
Actually, ferris, MT is right here in Bridgetown!

Ok MT tell me where to submit a resume!  (I'm actually not joking!) VS.NET SQL2008  Oracle blah blah blah

Do you know C#?  PM me and I'll give you the details.  We're located in Lake Oswego.
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Post by: smirnoff on August 26, 2011, 08:37:51 AM
I love this. Filmspotters helping filmspotters, irl :)
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Post by: verbALs on August 26, 2011, 08:58:40 AM
Wow I just looked up where you are MT on googlemaps can you see that mountain from where you are? It looks cold where you live, but gorgeous. Just showing my complete ignorance.
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Post by: ferris on August 26, 2011, 09:02:45 AM
Wow I just looked up where you are MT on googlemaps can you see that mountain from where you are? It looks cold where you live, but gorgeous. Just showing my complete ignorance.

It's been in the 90's in Portland this past week.  That's said, it's been the first week since last August that it's been that hot :) 

Wow so we have OldKid, MT and myself in Portland! Cool!  That mountain is Mt Hood, by the way
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Post by: MartinTeller on August 26, 2011, 10:17:46 AM
Yeah you can see Mt. Hood from most places in the city.

I've lived here since 94.  While there are things I miss about Chicago, I'll probably stay here the rest of my life.  It's a nice place to live.
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Post by: Corndog on August 26, 2011, 10:29:41 AM
I think I would love to live in the Pacific Northwest.
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Post by: Melvil on August 26, 2011, 10:44:06 AM
I have some friends who are semi-obsessed with Portland. They keep promising we'll take a roadtrip there sometime. Would be cool if that happened!
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Post by: mañana on August 26, 2011, 11:05:10 AM
Put a bird on it!
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Post by: edgar00 on August 26, 2011, 01:23:55 PM
I'm thinking of a sports themed blog, an idea that has been lurking somewhere in my brain for maybe a year now, on and off. I am not one of those hard core fans who memorize a vast multitude of stats in ever sport and every game. Don't ask me which field goal kicker has the lowest success ratio when playing at home or anything like that, I don't know the answer.

No, this blog would be more like my general thoughts on whatever most recent sporting event I watch on tv. A fan's perspective, a fan who loves sports but doesn't get too bogged down in the stats side of the games, although one can't entirely ignore stats nor do I (I just don't go crazy analyzing them).

 I haven't taken the plunge yet. With work, social life and sleep time, Between the Seats takes up a lot of the time left for me, so I don't want to get all excited about a new project only to conclude a couple months later that I can't keep up. Plus, I'm terribly lazy when it comes to the offseason of sports. When a championship is won, I pretty much tune out until the start of the next season, so there'd be some long stretches where I simply wouldn't write anything about a given sport other than really big news.

I don't know. Still mulling over this.
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Post by: Corndog on August 26, 2011, 02:47:25 PM
That's be awesome Edgar! One of the pages on my blog is "The Sports Page", but I only have two posts under it. Pretty much the same thing with Music. I just end up doing too much when it comes to Movies to have the time, but I've been thinking about making a weekly schedule thing to keep me on it, like one sports article a week and one music review a week, and then movies whenever, but I too haven't made the plunge yet.
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Post by: tinyholidays on August 26, 2011, 03:13:24 PM
Figuring out a new routine of living in a different country, living with boyfriend, and keeping my toes dipped in forum fun.

Did you ever watch Sita Sings the Blues?

I did! I owe reviews on a few things.
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Post by: oldkid on August 26, 2011, 03:33:02 PM
Some reasons why everyone (especially Junior) should visit Portland:

Photos of Portland (http://awholebunchofpictures.blogspot.com/)
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Post by: verbALs on August 26, 2011, 03:34:35 PM
Honestly I looked at the google satellite picture and you could tell what a great place it must be to live.
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Post by: Corndog on August 26, 2011, 03:35:58 PM
Heading down to the Clippers (Indians AAA team) game tonight with the family. Nice night for a ball game.
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Post by: Junior on August 26, 2011, 03:41:57 PM
Some reasons why everyone (especially Junior) should visit Portland:

Photos of Portland (http://awholebunchofpictures.blogspot.com/)

I'd love to live in Portland. Anybody got a job for a young man with an English degree out there?
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Post by: Bondo on August 26, 2011, 04:56:27 PM
I've actually applied for jobs in Portland. Didn't get interviews though.  :'(
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Post by: oneaprilday on August 26, 2011, 07:14:06 PM
We need think of a way to move all Filmspotters out to the PNW!
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Post by: sdedalus on August 26, 2011, 07:22:31 PM
Some reasons why everyone (especially Junior) should visit Portland:

Photos of Portland (http://awholebunchofpictures.blogspot.com/)

I'd love to live in Portland. Anybody got a job for a young man with an English degree out there?

You mean besides selling coffee, books and/or popcorn?
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Post by: sdedalus on August 26, 2011, 07:23:08 PM
Ranking movies.  380 down, 1000 to go!
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Post by: Junior on August 26, 2011, 08:32:59 PM
I'd do at least one of those things.
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Post by: ses on August 26, 2011, 08:42:49 PM
Just getting home from work, I have logged 154 hrs in the past 3 weeks. I am exhausted.
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Post by: tinyholidays on August 26, 2011, 08:43:59 PM
Goodness. Take care, ses!
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Post by: Corndog on August 26, 2011, 09:52:19 PM
We need think of a way to move all Filmspotters out to the PNW!

I'm down! Care to take a young chap (w/History degree) in until he lands on his feet?
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Post by: AAAutin on August 26, 2011, 10:09:40 PM
I almost moved to Portland six years ago.

It's depressing to ponder the trajectory my life could have taken...
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Post by: oldkid on August 26, 2011, 11:05:30 PM
I could just kick everyone out of my house and have you guys move in. 

There's plenty of work.  As long as you don't want money for it.   I've been doing that for more than ten years.
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Post by: ferris on August 26, 2011, 11:28:37 PM
Some reasons why everyone (especially Junior) should visit Portland:

Photos of Portland (http://awholebunchofpictures.blogspot.com/)

I'd love to live in Portland. Anybody got a job for a young man with an English degree out there?

You mean besides selling coffee, books and/or popcorn?

fixed your post.  I think Powells is the only book store left
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Post by: AAAutin on August 26, 2011, 11:35:41 PM
I think Powells is the only book store left

But what a book store it is! I've oft dreamt of getting lost in that monstrosity, only to burrow into a rack in the Media Reference section for warmth. 
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Post by: oneaprilday on August 27, 2011, 12:13:34 AM
We need think of a way to move all Filmspotters out to the PNW!

I'm down! Care to take a young chap (w/History degree) in until he lands on his feet?
Sure!  :)
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Post by: verbALs on August 27, 2011, 12:20:18 AM
Yes it sounds ideal. And when the FBI storm the enclave, we won't notice for watching films.
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Post by: sdedalus on August 27, 2011, 01:30:48 AM
You mean besides selling coffee, books and/or popcorn?

fixed your post.  I think Powells is the only book store left

Really?  The bookstores of Seattle are still doing fine.  Not Borders of course, but the used bookstore trade seems as vibrant as ever.  I'd imagine business at used bookstores would boom during recessions, as people are forced to sell off books and also pay less for the ones they do buy.
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Post by: Corndog on August 27, 2011, 08:36:36 AM
We need think of a way to move all Filmspotters out to the PNW!

I'm down! Care to take a young chap (w/History degree) in until he lands on his feet?
Sure!  :)

Don't tempt me haha
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Post by: tinyholidays on August 27, 2011, 08:44:42 AM
Heading to new student orientation at Second City. Wondering if they improvise the orientation.
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Post by: Bondo on August 27, 2011, 10:03:31 AM
Haz'ing the broadband internet again. Unfortunately between two halfweeks away from home this month I blew through my 200MB 3G data limit and thus had to pay an extra $15 for a second 200MB. Oh well, considering I save $10 a month and have never done this before I'm still winning.
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Post by: oneaprilday on August 27, 2011, 12:04:10 PM
Heading to new student orientation at Second City.
Awesome, tiny! Please report back. :)
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Post by: Clovis8 on August 27, 2011, 12:09:24 PM
Heading to new student orientation at Second City. Wondering if they improvise the orientation.

So cool. T-minus 3 years will we see you on SNL. T-minus 6 years till you play Adam Sandlers love interest in a blockbuster summer film! :D
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Post by: tinyholidays on August 27, 2011, 12:11:05 PM
I'm glad that I signed up! I wanted to find an in for the Toronto comedy community, and it seems like a lot of the tv comedy writers in the area get culled from this program.

@Clovis Haha. At 27, I'm afraid I'm too old for anything like that! I'll be happy to end up with a job on a writing staff.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on August 27, 2011, 12:14:21 PM
awesomesauce tiny!
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Post by: Clovis8 on August 27, 2011, 12:17:36 PM


@Clovis Haha. At 27, I'm afraid I'm too old for anything like that! I'll be happy to end up with a job on a writing staff.

 ;D

(http://www.bsckids.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/tina-fey-crop.jpg)

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Post by: oneaprilday on August 27, 2011, 12:49:16 PM
Discovering a new Seattle band: The Head and the Heart (http://www.amazon.com/Head-Heart/dp/B004IXWI6E/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1314467217&sr=8-8).  Good stuff!
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Post by: verbALs on August 27, 2011, 01:58:39 PM
Listen if you really can see a floating mountain from where you live, I am moving there. This is what you get when you google Mt Hood! OMG Mofo! Innit!

(https://img.skitch.com/20110827-qyy1f3up46wrx6g4u1fncm1kp6.jpg)
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Post by: Bondo on August 27, 2011, 02:03:26 PM
This is pretty much the view out of my window*.

(http://www.pikespeakwatercolorsociety.org/images/Pikes%20Peak%2004.jpg)

*Okay, not out my window, but if I drive to the right place in town.
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Post by: tinyholidays on August 27, 2011, 02:35:00 PM
Beautiful, Bondo! Do you ever go up the mountain?

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Post by: Bondo on August 27, 2011, 02:48:33 PM
Haven't been up the mountain (Pikes Peak) in years and years though one of my favorite rides takes me right by the sandstone formation (Garden of the Gods) that is in the foreground. Hiking Pikes Peak sounds like an activity to do with someone else, I need to find someone else.
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Post by: ferris on August 27, 2011, 03:14:30 PM
Listen if you really can see a floating mountain from where you live, I am moving there. This is what you get when you google Mt Hood! OMG Mofo! Innit!

(https://img.skitch.com/20110827-qyy1f3up46wrx6g4u1fncm1kp6.jpg)

I love when the mountain floats! 

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Post by: oneaprilday on August 27, 2011, 03:37:42 PM
Beautiful pic, Bondo.



And there are mountains aplenty in the PNW, verbALs.  Just took this pic a few evenings ago from my deck. :)

Mt. Baker:
(http://i56.tinypic.com/2vwww3m.jpg)

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Post by: 1SO on August 27, 2011, 03:39:49 PM
We have Hollywood Hills.

(http://i.imgur.com/iqkRR.jpg)
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Post by: sdedalus on August 27, 2011, 03:41:39 PM
From one side of Federal Way you get this view:

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq159/theendofcinema/1988252420_1bc0631bf4.jpg)

From the other, you get this one:

(http://i443.photobucket.com/albums/qq159/theendofcinema/412-250.png)

From my house, you get neither, but still.
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Post by: Corndog on August 27, 2011, 04:08:32 PM

And there are mountains aplenty in the PNW, verbALs.  Just took this pic a few evenings ago from my deck. :)

Mt. Baker:
(http://i56.tinypic.com/2vwww3m.jpg)

Don't tempt me haha
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Post by: Lobby on August 27, 2011, 04:14:47 PM
I'm just back from the cinema, happy and pleased after watching Submarine. Such a charming movie! And fun! I giggled, more than I can remember doing in a very long time.

On the other hand I watched Fish tank yesterday night and it didn't grab me the way I had hoped.

Now I just need to figure out why I feel the way I do about those movies. I'll grab a night of sleep first though and see if I wake up with some insights.
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Post by: Junior on August 27, 2011, 04:23:14 PM
I liked Submarine, after a fashion.

I'm going to a Hurricane party!
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Post by: oneaprilday on August 27, 2011, 04:24:29 PM
And there are mountains aplenty in the PNW, verbALs.  Just took this pic a few evenings ago from my deck. :)
Mt. Baker:
(http://i56.tinypic.com/2vwww3m.jpg)

Don't tempt me haha
;)  :)
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Post by: Bondo on August 27, 2011, 04:29:33 PM
@Lobby: It saddens me that Fish Tank didn't quite work for you. I so love it.
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Post by: tinyholidays on August 27, 2011, 04:30:30 PM
You guys are making me miss Seattle! No mountains in Toronto, although I can see the CN Tower from our condo.
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Post by: Corndog on August 27, 2011, 04:33:34 PM
You guys are making me miss Seattle! No mountains in Toronto, although I can see the CN Tower from our condo.

I bet you can see your hunk of a man from there too  ;)
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Post by: tinyholidays on August 27, 2011, 04:36:15 PM
Haha. He is the main attraction, yes.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on August 27, 2011, 05:51:46 PM

I'm going to a Hurricane party!

does drinking during a cane with several people count as a 'cane party? cuz if so i'm already there!

btw, i've created a Hurricane Irene shot: Ouzo with a dollop of tzatziki (Irene being of Greek derivation).  I'm workingdrinking up the courage to attempt it.
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Post by: FroHam X on August 27, 2011, 05:52:27 PM
I'm just back from the cinema, happy and pleased after watching Submarine. Such a charming movie! And fun! I giggled, more than I can remember doing in a very long time.

On the other hand I watched Fish tank yesterday night and it didn't grab me the way I had hoped.

Now I just need to figure out why I feel the way I do about those movies. I'll grab a night of sleep first though and see if I wake up with some insights.

I can't wait for your reviews of these. I am absolutely infatuated with Fish Tank and I loved Submarine.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on August 27, 2011, 10:27:41 PM
Earthquake, hurricane, twister... disaster trifecta! (also, why has no one made Hurricane: The Movie? aside from Spike Lee)
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Post by: Junior on August 27, 2011, 10:55:02 PM
Bob Dylan frowns on you.

(http://i.imgur.com/nfHB1.jpg)
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Post by: ¡Keith! on August 27, 2011, 11:02:10 PM
pfft, that flick wasn't even believable - there has never been a hurricane Denzel!
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Post by: oldkid on August 27, 2011, 11:03:27 PM
On a relatively clear day in Portland, you may not see forever, but you can see...

(http://www.strawberrybicycle.com/gallery/albums/WalkAbout/Washington_Park_008.jpg)

And at the east end of that bridge is my house.  See it?  Right near the hospital?
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Post by: ferris on August 28, 2011, 12:16:52 AM
On a relatively clear day in Portland, you may not see forever, but you can see...

(http://www.strawberrybicycle.com/gallery/albums/WalkAbout/Washington_Park_008.jpg)

And at the east end of that bridge is my house.  See it?  Right near the hospital?


And of course that's our other mountain, Mt St Helens...you know, that one that blue it's top back in 1980
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Post by: oneaprilday on August 28, 2011, 12:19:50 AM
And of course that's our other mountain, Mt St Helens...you know, that one that blue it's top back in 1980
I remember exactly where I was when that happened. 
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Post by: sdedalus on August 28, 2011, 01:24:50 AM
I don't, but I remember the aftermath.  Everything in Spokane was covered in ash (it was like snow, only warm and really, really soft).  I had just turned four.
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Post by: Sandy on August 28, 2011, 01:56:45 AM
If you step out onto my back porch you see this:
(http://i54.tinypic.com/ek58xi.jpg)

If you look out my kitchen window, you see a house.  :P
If only the builder had turned my house just a little.


I have to share two great things that happened today!
I got to do some voice work for the audio version of a children's magazine and I have been invited to attend, as a post degree student, the TMA 498R Special Topics in Media Art: Great Films, at the University. It's an opportunity to show my worth as a possible candidate for their graduate program.
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Post by: oldkid on August 28, 2011, 02:07:57 AM
That's awesome, Sandy!  Good luck with that!


What are we doing?  The Kimes' household Sing Along with Mary Poppins Night!  So much fun!
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Post by: Lobby on August 28, 2011, 02:13:52 AM
I can't wait for your reviews of these. I am absolutely infatuated with Fish Tank and I loved Submarine.

Oh dear. I hesitate writing about Fish Tank since it's so loved here. I didn't hate it but it's not one of the best movies I've seen so to say. Maybe I should just keep silent about this one... Nah. I'll see what I can do. But don't expect a love song.
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Post by: Lobby on August 28, 2011, 02:15:41 AM
@Sandy: Would you mind swapping life with me?
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Post by: Sandy on August 28, 2011, 02:26:35 AM
@Sandy: Would you mind swapping life with me?

Let's see... Beautiful Swedish woman, who speaks at least two languages fluently; has a wonderful way with words and is very personable.   Yes, yes I would!
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Post by: Lobby on August 28, 2011, 02:34:12 AM
You'd get disappointed at the view from my window. And my current job is lightyears from your as comes to doing something cool, creative and challenging. I don't know how it happened, but somewhere on my way I did some less-than-optimal decisions, ending up with a job that is quite unexciting.

But, oh, wait, that's not so clever to say if you're trying to market the idea of a swap between us!

Forget about what I just wrote! I'll just say: Awesome! It's a deal! I think it should work out fine, we're about the same age, and we both love bittersweet romance on the screen... If we're lucky people won't even notice we've switched. ;)
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Post by: Sandy on August 28, 2011, 02:56:29 AM
 :D



My job has been your job--raising kids. Except, you also have been providing for them. I did the voice work as a volunteer--perhaps if they like what they heard today, it could help pay tuition down the road.  Regret is a persistent bother on my shoulder--it's a good thing we have such long lives to keep picking ourselves up and starting again.
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Post by: jdc on August 28, 2011, 05:20:36 AM
sitting at the park by the sea drinking wine.  nice sunday evening
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 28, 2011, 07:34:14 AM
Hoping everyone else is safe. At least here the hurricane was a bust though, we didn't even lose power once.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on August 28, 2011, 09:12:54 AM
I envy you guys. I do have a little wooded area right outside my back yard, but there aren't beautiful lakes or massive mountains for hundreds of miles from where I live.
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Post by: ferris on August 28, 2011, 11:21:45 AM
....Awesome! It's a deal! I think it should work out fine, we're about the same age, and we both love bittersweet romance on the screen... If we're lucky people won't even notice we've switched. ;)

Wow what a great screenplay idea!  We could get Cameron Diaz to play Sandy and Kate Winslet to play Lobby.  Oh...wait...
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Post by: Sandy on August 28, 2011, 05:47:29 PM
Jude Law's Graham! Lucky Me!
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Post by: Tim on August 28, 2011, 06:04:03 PM
currently getting up at 5AM every morning in an attempt to finally get my thesis finished before christmas......I am soooo tired.......
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Post by: edgar00 on August 28, 2011, 08:35:43 PM
Seeing some mesmerizing footage of the floods on the east coats of the United States. That's very frightening.
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Post by: Junior on August 28, 2011, 09:55:19 PM
Listening to the sweet sounds of somebody else's generator while reading A Clash of Kings by candlelight. I hope the generator is the power company, but it's been going for an hour now...
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Post by: mañana on August 29, 2011, 09:41:04 AM
Heading to new student orientation at Second City. Wondering if they improvise the orientation.
!
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Post by: Lobby on August 29, 2011, 04:13:52 PM
Finishing a blogpost of the musing (non-review) sort to be published on Friday while enjoying a (small) glass of single malt.

It feels quite nice. I enjoy writing so much. Or I enjoy whisky. Whatever you prefer.

Even though it ended up keeping me from watching any movie this night. How I wish the evenings were longer!
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Post by: AAAutin on August 29, 2011, 04:20:06 PM
Listening to Sam, 1SO, and the hamster talk about TOP GUN on MDC...

(You guys down for some volleyball later?)
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Post by: Lobby on August 29, 2011, 04:25:52 PM
MDC?
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Post by: FroHam X on August 29, 2011, 04:27:19 PM
That would be the Movie Dictator Club Podcast. A show I did with 1SO, and then later on added Sam. It is now defunct, but you can still find the episodes on iTunes.
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Post by: Corndog on August 29, 2011, 04:59:24 PM
(You guys down for some volleyball later?)

I am! I can even do the super cool high five.
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Post by: AAAutin on August 29, 2011, 05:05:28 PM
You can be my wingman anytime...
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Post by: Corndog on August 29, 2011, 05:08:00 PM
Bullshit! You can be mine.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on August 29, 2011, 05:10:58 PM
Putting out feelers. How does it feel?
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Post by: edgar00 on August 29, 2011, 05:18:27 PM
Compiling a top 100 films list.

edit: looking back at my 2009 list. How younger and more naive I was back then, so intent on putting provocative films on my list. To hell with that. I'm much more comfortable with what I like and not today.
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Post by: Corndog on August 29, 2011, 05:19:20 PM
Got my bike fixed finally. Fixin' to go on a ride with a friend of mine tonight. First time in a while.
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Post by: FifthCityMuse on August 29, 2011, 07:31:45 PM
Sorting a top 100 while in class. Being suitably drastic.

The Turin Horse!
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Post by: smirnoff on August 29, 2011, 07:35:12 PM
Compiling a top 100 films list.

edit: looking back at my 2009 list. How younger and more naive I was back then, so intent on putting provocative films on my list. To hell with that. I'm much more comfortable with what I like and not today.

;D That makes me smile.
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Post by: ferris on August 30, 2011, 07:32:07 AM
Compiling a top 100 films list.

edit: looking back at my 2009 list. How younger and more naive I was back then, so intent on putting provocative films on my list. To hell with that. I'm much more comfortable with what I like and not today.

:)  I know what you mean.  Mine has basically done a SIN curve between the two over the past 15 years.  Mine is going more mainstream this year - For instance, ditching 8 1/2 for The Breakfast Club and Blade Runner for True Grit.  But I'm sure in two years I'll be once again wondering why I allowed such vacuous, secular fare to sneak into my list!
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Post by: AAAutin on August 30, 2011, 07:59:16 AM
ditching 8 1/2 for The Breakfast Club

Yay, Ferris!

Blade Runner for True Grit.

Boo, Ferris!

(Quite the ambivalent crowd today.)
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Post by: ferris on August 30, 2011, 08:15:18 AM
ditching 8 1/2 for The Breakfast Club

Yay, Ferris!

Blade Runner for True Grit.

Boo, Ferris!

(Quite the ambivalent crowd today.)

If I can manage to avoid the Blade Runner soundtrack for the next 5 days this decision will stick. Otherwise, apologies to the Coens for the tease... :)
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Post by: AAAutin on August 30, 2011, 08:19:09 AM
Psst--hey kid, I got somethin' to show ya...  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RScZrvTebeA)
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Post by: ferris on August 30, 2011, 08:23:01 AM
Psst--hey kid, I got somethin' to show ya...  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RScZrvTebeA)

ARRRGH!!!! I CAN'T BELIEVE I FELL FOR THAT!  DANG!  Ok it's back in.  I'm powerless against 80's synths
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Post by: AAAutin on August 30, 2011, 08:23:59 AM
That's right: suck it, Coens.
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Post by: Junior on August 30, 2011, 11:55:48 AM
Something to do with this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GPg8djk5nY
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Post by: ferris on August 30, 2011, 01:44:37 PM
Something to do with this...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GPg8djk5nY

I'd love to see the finished product.  Just showed this to the kids.  I'll tell you right now this just changed the entire rest of the week for one of them :)
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Post by: AAAutin on August 30, 2011, 01:47:29 PM
Boy, will they be disappointed: He's just referring to his audio endeavor, which happens to be called "The Whiteboard Podcast."

"Daddy, daddy, can we huddle around the computer and listen to the men talk about movies and stuff?"
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Post by: ferris on August 30, 2011, 01:52:13 PM
Oooooo.....ha ha.  Ok.  Yeah I guess I've been out of the loop.  Maybe I can listen to that audio over the top of something like this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnIojJWKTjw&feature=related
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Post by: AAAutin on August 30, 2011, 01:53:52 PM
I was really hoping that was going to be a piece of Vangelis score...
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Post by: Corndog on August 30, 2011, 02:06:11 PM
I was really hoping that was going to be a piece of Vangelis score...

Ha, that's what I was expecting it to be too, and I think ferris was insinuating that one of his brilliant children was going to perform his own stop motion. I still remember the short film he produced.
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Post by: AAAutin on August 30, 2011, 02:07:43 PM
I still remember the short film he produced.

Oh?
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Post by: ferris on August 30, 2011, 02:11:00 PM
I was really hoping that was going to be a piece of Vangelis score...

Ha, that's what I was expecting it to be too, and I think ferris was insinuating that one of his brilliant children was going to perform his own stop motion. I still remember the short film he produced.

Yeah - that's it :)

"Brilliant" LOL. Yes depending on the day :)  Lately if you gave any of those kids that label they'd either lose it or it'd be growing mold under their bed by the end of the week ;)
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Post by: Corndog on August 30, 2011, 02:13:39 PM
I can only assume the children of a brilliant man would also be brilliant  ;)
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Post by: ferris on August 30, 2011, 02:18:41 PM
I still remember the short film he produced.

Oh?

ok not quite a short film, but it's got some charm nonetheless:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLCDkvvnngU

He's now doing a bunch of stop motion stuff with Legos, but he hasn't been happy enought with any of them to post on Youtube....

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Post by: AAAutin on August 30, 2011, 02:38:14 PM
but it's got some charm nonetheless

Hell yeah, it does. (And quite relatable, to boot: I can't tell you how many times I have been thinking about tacos just before being sideswiped by some calamitous event...then again, that's probably because I spend most of my day thinking about tacos.) What music did you use? It sounds very Williamsian.

He's now doing a bunch of stop motion stuff with Legos, but he hasn't been happy enought with any of them to post on Youtube....

Is your son, by chance, Vincent Gallo? If not, tell him his adoring public cries out for more. (I'm a sucker for all things Lego.)
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Post by: ferris on August 30, 2011, 02:43:48 PM
but it's got some charm nonetheless

Hell yeah, it does. (And quite relatable, to boot: I can't tell you how many times I have been thinking about tacos just before being sideswiped by some calamitous event...then again, that's probably because I spend most of my day thinking about tacos.) What music did you use? It sounds very Williamsian.

He's now doing a bunch of stop motion stuff with Legos, but he hasn't been happy enought with any of them to post on Youtube....

Is your son, by chance, Vincent Gallo? If not, tell him his adoring public cries out for more. (I'm a sucker for all things Lego.)

Nice comments :) thank you.  I'll pass those along.  Yeah the kids' got his dad's completely random sense of humor.  That music is from Dragonheart, if memory serves
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Post by: Beavermoose on August 30, 2011, 09:27:26 PM
Compiling a top 100 films list.

Argh, need to get this done! x_x
Barely have time to even get on the boards these days.
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Post by: smirnoff on September 01, 2011, 01:13:01 PM
Reading about step wells (http://www.360cities.net/image/abhaneri-step-well#-352.98,0.63,110.0) in India. These things are incredible!
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Post by: Junior on September 01, 2011, 01:20:09 PM
The Fall!
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 01, 2011, 01:23:11 PM
I love the expression of that one guy.  ;D
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Post by: StudentOFilm on September 03, 2011, 04:02:18 PM
I just moved into my newly owned Boston apartment.
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Post by: tinyholidays on September 03, 2011, 04:12:43 PM
Congratulations, SoF!
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Post by: oldkid on September 04, 2011, 02:08:51 AM
Is it a nice apt?
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 04, 2011, 08:45:31 AM
Wondering where I can submit my Top 100 Films, also wondering if there is a specific format. FLY can't find a post about it anywhere :no:
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Post by: tinyholidays on September 04, 2011, 09:12:41 AM
Here ya go (http://www.filmspotting.net/forum/index.php?topic=10384.msg612891#msg612891), FLY.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 04, 2011, 09:12:55 AM
Thanks!
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Post by: StudentOFilm on September 04, 2011, 09:48:22 AM
Is it a nice apt?

I got lucky. It's $1000 a month. Technically it's a studio with a kitchen and living space. It was really luck of the draw. I could've moved in and found the place dirty as all hell like some of my new neighbors did. Within two days I filled it up with a desk, chair, bed, couch, ottoman. I'm happy with it, my building is all college kids like myself and so are the few buildings next to me so I don't feel out of place.
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Post by: AAAutin on September 04, 2011, 05:43:53 PM
I got lucky. It's $1000 a month.

Note to self: when passing through Boston, luck is a luxury that one can ill afford.
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Post by: Solid Blake on September 04, 2011, 05:52:09 PM
Is it a nice apt?

I got lucky. It's $1000 a month. Technically it's a studio with a kitchen and living space. It was really luck of the draw. I could've moved in and found the place dirty as all hell like some of my new neighbors did. Within two days I filled it up with a desk, chair, bed, couch, ottoman. I'm happy with it, my building is all college kids like myself and so are the few buildings next to me so I don't feel out of place.

You need to move down here to Quincy, man. I'm moving into a 2-story, 2-bedroom apartment, sun-deck, yard, driveway, etc., all for $700 (with all utilities included!). But then again, I got the deal through my employer.  8) What part of Beantown you living in?
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Post by: StudentOFilm on September 04, 2011, 06:14:40 PM
Mission Hill.

And I'm mostly lucky because I started looking at such a late time and got one of the lower prices. I have friends moving into crappier apartments more inner city for a higher price. City-living has its pros and cons (one of which is the real estate prices).
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Post by: Solid Blake on September 04, 2011, 06:43:49 PM
Mission Hill.

And I'm mostly lucky because I started looking at such a late time and got one of the lower prices. I have friends moving into crappier apartments more inner city for a higher price. City-living has its pros and cons (one of which is the real estate prices).

Cool man, make sure to take advantage of Jamaica Pond, the brewery tours, quirky coffee shops, and all that this hipster-centric place has to offer... I'll admit it's not my favorite place in Boston, but it's definitely a happening place (I spend most of my time around Central Square).
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Post by: Mike Shutt on September 06, 2011, 03:38:58 PM
Making my top 100 video. Hopefully I will be done in a week.
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Post by: Verite on September 06, 2011, 03:53:57 PM
Making my top 100 video. Hopefully I will be done in a week.

Nice!
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Post by: jdc on September 07, 2011, 08:52:41 AM
Is it a nice apt?

I got lucky. It's $1000 a month. Technically it's a studio with a kitchen and living space. It was really luck of the draw. I could've moved in and found the place dirty as all hell like some of my new neighbors did. Within two days I filled it up with a desk, chair, bed, couch, ottoman. I'm happy with it, my building is all college kids like myself and so are the few buildings next to me so I don't feel out of place.

How can people go to university these days.  My cheapest semester in university was sharing a house with 2 friends and we split the $200 rent a month.  I can't say it was nice, I slept on a floor and my room had no heat so was about 50 degrees in the morning winter months.  But then rent was $67 per month.  I think the most I paid was around $300 for a 1 bedroom by myself. 

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Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 07, 2011, 09:12:12 AM
Inflation or something.
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Post by: Solid Blake on September 07, 2011, 09:28:28 AM
It's called student loans...  :-\
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Post by: Lobby on September 07, 2011, 12:02:25 PM
Just finished a blog post for Friday. 2287 words. That must be something of a record, breaking all unspoken rules of blogging. Poor readers, if anyone will get through the wall.

But it was fun to write!
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 07, 2011, 12:05:13 PM
My Why I Watch Movies post is 2700 words so I'm a rule breaker, too. I look forward to reading it!
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Post by: Lobby on September 07, 2011, 12:07:38 PM
It's actually part one of three. It's my life in movies. Didn't get any further than to 1982 in all those words.

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Post by: FroHam X on September 07, 2011, 12:09:11 PM
Wow! I am very excited to read what you've got. 1982, eh? Some good movies that year.
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Post by: Lobby on September 07, 2011, 12:19:14 PM
I've put up the actual list somewhere at this forum. But now there are explanations that might shred some light over the choices. And yes, 1982 was hopeless so I cheated. :)
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Post by: edgar00 on September 08, 2011, 01:19:36 PM
Planning on taking some time over the next couple of days to finally read over the top 100 lists Filmspotters posted and comment as best I can. Everybody has, so I might as well join in on the fun.
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Post by: Lobby on September 08, 2011, 03:38:44 PM
Having a glass of red wine, writing about Toy Story 3. Life is so enjoyable sometimes.


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Post by: ¡Keith! on September 09, 2011, 04:32:42 PM
Waiting 4 years for the power-lace feature.
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Post by: ses on September 09, 2011, 05:13:59 PM
Thinking of something to make with the pound of lump crabmeat that is sitting in my fridge
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Post by: Lobby on September 09, 2011, 05:24:07 PM
1. Going through some blogs and writing comments here and there.

2. Thinking about what to write about the movie I watched last night, Coppola's Somewhere.

3.  Ignoring the fact that it's past midnight where I live and I'm absolutely exhausted and would do wise to go and get some sleep. I don't expect I'll be able to ignore it that much longer though. My eyes are starting to fall down.

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Post by: Bondo on September 09, 2011, 05:41:59 PM
2. Thinking about what to write about the movie I watched last night, Coppola's Somewhere.

Awesomeness and Team Elle!
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Post by: Lobby on September 09, 2011, 05:49:06 PM
I liked it. It's not on par with Lost in Translation, but it's a solid 4/5 in my book. I'm going to be nice with it. But I think I need some sleep before I can write something coherent.
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Post by: oldkid on September 09, 2011, 07:16:31 PM
Feeling good for the first time in a month or so.

I switched doctors, and the new one wanted to find my medicine at a cheap rate.  In the meantime, I was at half-brain mode (sometimes less than that).   Yesterday, I finally got my shot and I feel normal again.  Yea!
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Post by: roujin on September 09, 2011, 07:41:32 PM
Sitting in chat.
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Post by: Beavermoose on September 10, 2011, 07:20:24 AM
Sprint Triathlon! 750m swim, 20k bike, 5k run
I did it 3 years ago with a really bad bike.
This year I've got a better bike but I'm a bit sick and am probably in worse shape than I was back then. Wonder how I'll compare.
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Post by: tinyholidays on September 10, 2011, 08:00:37 AM
Good luck, Beavermoose!

Today, I'm supercleaning the house while boyfriend is out of town. Get out of the way, you dirty dishes!
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Post by: Sandy on September 10, 2011, 11:37:02 AM
Feeling good for the first time in a month or so.

I switched doctors, and the new one wanted to find my medicine at a cheap rate.  In the meantime, I was at half-brain mode (sometimes less than that).   Yesterday, I finally got my shot and I feel normal again.  Yea!

This is great news!

Hope it went well Beavermoose!
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Post by: Mike Shutt on September 10, 2011, 12:51:34 PM
Working on Part III of my Top 100 videos. I think this one is going to be good.
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Post by: Lobby on September 10, 2011, 05:03:59 PM
I just came home after watching silent movie with Chaplin in a theatre. What made it special was that there was a pianist playing the music live. It's the first time for me and I was happily surprised at how good it was. Normally I'm not a huge fan of Chaplin slapstick. But the live music made a huge difference.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on September 11, 2011, 10:11:11 AM
Actually visiting the forums a bit. My work and school schedule is so hectic now that until my school workload lessens around December I will hardly be around.

Also, I just took a paid on call position at the Hinckley Fire Protection District. The pay is nothing, basically $45 a month plus $10 an hour for any calls I go on, but they will put me through Fire II and medic school. The only conditions I have to meet are to be there the first three Tuesday nights of the month for training and to work a shift every Thursday from 6Pm to 6AM.
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Post by: Bondo on September 11, 2011, 01:35:39 PM
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n598/Bondo112/IMG_0201.jpg)

Racing For The Cure. Unlike the other picture I loaded of this rock formation, I actually took this picture. That's where the race was. I finished my 5k at a personal best of 35 minutes.
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Post by: MartinTeller on September 11, 2011, 02:57:48 PM
Congrats!
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Post by: oldkid on September 11, 2011, 04:19:35 PM
Bill--- I hope you won't disappear altogether!  It's good to go through a period of busyness, especially if it means better things for you.

Also, don't forget to spend good time with your two women!
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Post by: mañana on September 11, 2011, 06:21:08 PM
Well done, Bondo.
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Post by: ferris on September 12, 2011, 02:23:46 PM
(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n598/Bondo112/IMG_0201.jpg)

Racing For The Cure. Unlike the other picture I loaded of this rock formation, I actually took this picture. That's where the race was. I finished my 5k at a personal best of 35 minutes.

Nice!  Both the photo and the accomplishment!  Are you planning other running events in the future?  My wife starting getting into running a few years ago on a similar event and just finished the "Hood to Coast" event over Labor Day.  For her it got pretty addicting.  I'm curious if you're going to experience the same thing

(By the way, remind me where this is?  Colorado?)
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Post by: Bondo on September 12, 2011, 03:05:24 PM
Yes to Colorado, no to running. I do this event to honor family members who are survivors but I'm a cyclist, not a runner. My knee couldn't handle a heavy running schedule. I do need to keep an eye out for bike races coming up.
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Post by: Mike Shutt on September 12, 2011, 11:44:16 PM
Just finished editing Part III of my top 100 videos. Exporting now.
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Post by: MartinTeller on September 13, 2011, 02:16:41 PM
Getting really friggin' nervous about a job interview on Friday.
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Post by: Lobby on September 13, 2011, 03:11:48 PM
Good luck about that!
I've got a job interview the following Friday, but I haven't started to freak out quite yet.

What I'm doing now? Trying to focus my mind enough to write a couple of reviews.
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Post by: Bondo on September 13, 2011, 03:24:49 PM
More filmspotters getting jobs (or better jobs)!

I've got a job test on Thursday, this one is serious, unlike the one I went for last week. If I do well I'll get an interview for the position. It could be a really good position for me and is back up in the Denver Metro where I've got friends and family.
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Post by: mañana on September 13, 2011, 03:35:10 PM
@ Martin and Bondo
Good luck!
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Post by: ¡Keith! on September 14, 2011, 01:37:57 AM
Mourning the transition from milk poo to solids poo.

I hate how Hollywood makes "All Growns Up" seem free from any kind of sadness.



just finished bottling my first beer.
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Post by: oneaprilday on September 14, 2011, 02:01:17 AM
Mourning the transition from milk poo to solids poo.
Stinky times, stinky times.

For my part, I've spent the day trying to convince a toddler that poo is much nicer in a toilet than in a diaper/nappy.  She's remains unconvinced. 
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Post by: mañana on September 14, 2011, 08:43:22 AM
just finished bottling my first beer.
Cool! How does it taste?
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Post by: ferris on September 14, 2011, 08:52:27 AM
Mourning the transition from milk poo to solids poo.

Bill Cosby has a bit about how suddenly things smell different around the house.  Couldn't find it, but yeah...Mourning is the right word.
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Post by: ferris on September 14, 2011, 08:56:00 AM
Mourning the transition from milk poo to solids poo.

I hate how Hollywood makes "All Growns Up" seem free from any kind of sadness.


With the notable exception of Tickle me Emo, of course...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7IxliAPjAk&feature=player_embedded
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Post by: ¡Keith! on September 14, 2011, 09:27:43 AM
just finished bottling my first beer.
Cool! How does it taste?
I'll let you know in 2 weeks :'( (needs to carbonate in the bottles)
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Post by: Verite on September 14, 2011, 03:44:38 PM
Mourning the transition from milk poo to solids poo.
Stinky times, stinky times.

For my part, I've spent the day trying to convince a toddler that poo is much nicer in a toilet than in a diaper/nappy.  She's remains unconvinced.

Check out this short clip (77 seconds) when you have the time  :)
(http://i950.photobucket.com/albums/ad343/Sel-U-Lloyd/ss.jpg) (http://vimeo.com/29062234)
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Post by: oneaprilday on September 14, 2011, 04:59:49 PM
 ;D Totally.
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Post by: oldkid on September 14, 2011, 05:52:23 PM
I'm in Pennsylvania!  I'll be here with my family for a couple weeks.  Visiting my wife's family and hanging out.
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Post by: Corndog on September 15, 2011, 01:26:16 AM
Went back and read some of my old blog posts that weren't about movies. I should really try and get back into the habit of writing like that.
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Post by: ¡Keith! on September 15, 2011, 09:26:04 AM
I'm in Pennsylvania!  I'll be here with my family for a couple weeks.  Visiting my wife's family and hanging out.

yay for PA!
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 15, 2011, 11:05:26 AM
PA! PA! PA!
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Post by: ferris on September 15, 2011, 05:09:50 PM
I'm in Pennsylvania!  I'll be here with my family for a couple weeks.  Visiting my wife's family and hanging out.

Hmmm...

Scranton-Wilkes Barre ?
Allentown?
Wait!  Lancaster?
No, Erie!?
How about Titusville?
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Post by: sdedalus on September 15, 2011, 05:10:38 PM
Writing flyer copy for the new Metro Classics series.
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Post by: Corndog on September 15, 2011, 05:12:06 PM
I believe Steve referenced Scranton at some point.

I am going to dinner for some pub pizza and then over to my buddy's place for a little jam session. The album is expected to drop in 2017.
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Post by: oldkid on September 15, 2011, 06:05:25 PM
Yep, I'm in the Scranton area.  But we plan on visiting friends near Chambersburg, in Amish country.
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Post by: ferris on September 15, 2011, 10:34:32 PM
Got it on the first guess ! 

Ah the heart of Lackawanna Valley...and home of the Electric City Trolley Museum
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Post by: AAAutin on September 16, 2011, 10:16:38 AM
Sitting in a tin can, far above the world.
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Post by: Mike Shutt on September 16, 2011, 10:27:11 AM
Putting out the fire with gasoline.
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Post by: oldkid on September 16, 2011, 11:40:08 AM
Working hard at resting.
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Post by: AAAutin on September 16, 2011, 11:59:29 AM
Working hard at resting.

I am unfamiliar with that particular Bowie lyric.
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Post by: MartinTeller on September 16, 2011, 12:10:13 PM
Well, my interview went really well.  I'm pretty sure they're going to call me back for the next round.  The thing is, it's looking like it will be a big salary cut for me... like, 15% or more.  I really have to think about what it's worth to me to have a job that's more fulfilling, more convenient, and less stressful. 
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 16, 2011, 12:17:04 PM
Well, if you can still live rather well, I'd say it would be worth it as most individuals do spend a majority of their time working. You might have to cut down on all those DVD/bluray preorders...
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Post by: Bondo on September 16, 2011, 12:23:57 PM
Stress avoidance is worth a lot to me unfortunately. I was talking to a former co-worker who made the same as me there who is in consideration for a job making more than twice as much, but doing something I would never tolerate (emotionally). I on the other hand would be content making the amount I was for the rest of my life if it meant a job that didn't result in anxiety attacks.
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Post by: Lobby on September 17, 2011, 04:22:39 PM
Recovering from watching two Bollowood movies in a row in a theatre which was full to the very last seat. The films had more of... everything. Don't know quite what to make of it. There were moments when I thought: "Now I'm leaving, this is just poor, shitty comedy I'd never ever sit through if it was from EU or US". But then the movie countered with a crazy dance number and I was back enchanted by some weird spell.

Quite an experience it was. But I'm not sure if I can take more Bollywood tomorrow as the festival carries on. A couple is enough to make me satisfied for a long time...

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Post by: Bondo on September 17, 2011, 05:11:30 PM
Ooh, which ones did you end up seeing? Reviews coming?
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Post by: Lobby on September 17, 2011, 05:25:16 PM
Reviews will come. I hope to get some time for writing tomorrow. I have two others I need to write first. I've had quite a fantastic mix of movie watching the last few days: First Hunger from 1966, which somehow reminded me of Naked... And then I watched The Illusionist from last year, the animated one.

And tonight it was Bollywood. I watched first The Japanese wife and then 3 Idiots. So many different genres!

I might watch Kabhi Khushi Khabie Gham or Udaan tomorrow as the festival continues. All the showings are free, which is pretty awesome! The Indian embassy sponsors this. I think they see an opportunity to market India for tourism, judging from all the tourist leaflets they're spreading.

However I've got a cold that is running increasingly bad, so I'm not sure I can make it. :(

It was quite an experience just to watch those two Indian movies tonight. 75 percent of the audience had Indian origins and judging from their reactions, they found 3 idiots incredibly funny. That was quite some laughing toing on there! I wasn't on the same page all the time but I can't deny that Bollywood movies has a certain charm. I've never EVER seen as many male actors crying on screen for instance.

I'll write something proper tomorrow. But first I need to tend to Hunger and The Illusionist, which have waited longer in the queue.
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Post by: MartinTeller on September 17, 2011, 08:31:29 PM
And tonight it was Bollywood. I watched first The Japanese wife and then 3 Idiots. So many different genres!

Definitely want to hear your thoughts on these.  The first was a big disappointment for me, considering Aparna Sen's previous work.  And the second is lined up for my List of Shame.
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Post by: Bondo on September 17, 2011, 08:34:16 PM
That's just because you refuse to watch the great Mary Poppins.
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Post by: FroHam X on September 17, 2011, 08:42:14 PM
Mary Poppins is life.
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Post by: ses on September 17, 2011, 08:56:12 PM
Mary Poppins is life.

indubitably
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Post by: 1SO on September 22, 2011, 11:50:47 AM
Wondering what JeanRZEJ's Top 100 films has on it.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 22, 2011, 11:51:30 AM
Only the finest.
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Post by: Corndog on September 23, 2011, 10:33:07 PM
In Latrobe PA for another friend's wedding I'm in, which means my reviews of Alien: Resurrection, Moneyball, and Tomorrow Never Dies won't come out of me until Sunday at the earliest. Should be a ball tomorrow though.
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Post by: oldkid on September 23, 2011, 11:09:07 PM
That's funny CD because I'm in PA visiting family.  Although I'm near Scranton today, tomorrow I'll be near Harrisburg.
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Post by: ferris on September 24, 2011, 12:31:32 AM
Looking out the hotel window of my hotel in the Midland TX out at the jumbotron at a full 30,000 seat stadium watching high school football.  Every car in the parking lot that's not an Ford F150 is a Ford F250

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Post by: saltine on September 24, 2011, 08:45:27 AM
Looking out the hotel window of my hotel in the Midland TX out at the jumbotron at a full 30,000 seat stadium watching high school football.  Every car in the parking lot that's not an Ford F150 is a Ford F250

I'm right across the highway from you, ferris.  When you mentioned Midland, I thought you were in Midland, OR.  Do you have time for a quick hello?
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Post by: ferris on September 24, 2011, 09:40:08 AM
Looking out the hotel window of my hotel in the Midland TX out at the jumbotron at a full 30,000 seat stadium watching high school football.  Every car in the parking lot that's not an Ford F150 is a Ford F250

I'm right across the highway from you, ferris.  When you mentioned Midland, I thought you were in Midland, OR.  Do you have time for a quick hello?

No kidding!  I'll get contact info over to ya. 
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Post by: tinyholidays on September 24, 2011, 01:18:33 PM
Don't forget: wherever there are two or three of you gathered in our name, there the rest of us are among you. So, drink up!
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Post by: saltine on September 24, 2011, 02:53:56 PM
It was great meeting ferris!  He's exactly like I imagined him...kind, friendly, articulate and funny.

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Post by: Mike Shutt on September 24, 2011, 05:12:16 PM
Creating a new blog. Starting completely from scratch. This blog I will actually keep up.
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Post by: ferris on September 24, 2011, 09:09:01 PM
It was great meeting ferris!  He's exactly like I imagined him...kind, friendly, articulate and funny.

Likewise!  I'm so glad you caught my post earlier and we had a chance to meet, albeit briefly.  Good conversation - I could have easily spent a few hours.  Saltine is the type of person you just get smarter being in the same room with...
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Post by: saltine on September 24, 2011, 09:34:52 PM
Thank you, ferris.

Gee, my lucky summer...I've met three filmspotters, all great people.
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Post by: ferris on September 24, 2011, 09:39:09 PM
Thank you, ferris.

Gee, my lucky summer...I've met three filmspotters, all great people.

Remind me....who were the other two?
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Post by: saltine on September 24, 2011, 09:56:39 PM
sdedalus and oneaprilday

While we were living in Seattle, we were able to meet up with both.
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Post by: 'Noke on September 25, 2011, 05:08:25 AM
That's awesome! I wish I could meet up with Ferris, oneaprilday, and sdedalus.
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Post by: Lobby on September 25, 2011, 09:09:04 AM
I'm writing about the last movie I watched - My Fair Lady. As opposed to what I had thought it makes me grumpy and annoyed even to think about it. Not what you expect from a pink and rosy musical.

Maybe I'm the weird one.
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Post by: tinyholidays on September 25, 2011, 10:02:47 AM
Since it's my favorite movie, I'm slightly distraught to hear that, Lobby. I feel worried awaiting your review. I guess I've never thought of it as a "pink and rosy musical." It always seemed more Higgins brown to me.
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Post by: Bondo on September 25, 2011, 10:45:03 AM
You make me sad. So be it. Come Patsy.
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Post by: Bill Thompson on September 25, 2011, 11:42:27 AM
Just got back from working a 24 hour shift on the ambulance, but now that the sick and crazy people are done with it's time for the family to take the dog on a boat for the first time.
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 25, 2011, 11:51:12 AM
Being pissed at football injuries. Seriously Foster, Hillis, Austin, Amendola, and Felix Jones? CINECAST! you guys!

EDIT: Can't forget about the Romo uncertainty!
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Post by: Lobby on September 25, 2011, 11:52:38 AM
Since it's my favorite movie, I'm slightly distraught to hear that, Lobby. I feel worried awaiting your review.

I know!!! :(

I'm probably completely wrong in my whining. We'll see. I've been interrupted in my writing by a dinner party. Will get back to it now for a little while, hopefully.
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Post by: Bondo on September 25, 2011, 10:03:52 PM
Going to the closing party of the film festival, including a burlesque/boylesque show. Should be interesting.
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Post by: Corndog on September 26, 2011, 09:34:32 AM
Trying to come up with a good idea for my 10,000th post, which is approaching much quicker than I expected. I think I have one, but that may change.
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Post by: oldkid on September 26, 2011, 09:46:16 AM
Recouping after spending all weekend driving all over NY and PA.  And laughing too hard with old friends.

Can't wait for your post CD!
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Post by: Lobby on September 26, 2011, 09:58:53 AM
Trying to come up with a good idea for my 10,000th post, which is approaching much quicker than I expected. I think I have one, but that may change.

My jaws drop whenever I see posters who are above 10 k posts. I know some of you have been aruond for years, but still... The intensity of your posting is amazing. At my pace it will take me several years only to reach 5k unless I start some ridiculous spamming.

Anyway: looking forward to read something spectacular. :)

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Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 26, 2011, 10:00:40 AM
Just wait, Lobby. At some point we all break off a string of binge posts. FLY is hoping it happens again for him soon as well. Make the push to 20k!
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Post by: Corndog on September 26, 2011, 10:04:05 AM
laughing too hard

Does not compute.
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Post by: Junior on September 26, 2011, 02:09:58 PM
Having a job interview on Thursday.
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Post by: tinyholidays on September 26, 2011, 04:11:38 PM
Knock 'em dead, Junior!
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Post by: AAAutin on September 26, 2011, 04:14:39 PM
Not literally; HR tends to frown on such behavior.
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Post by: tinyholidays on September 26, 2011, 04:16:03 PM
Break their legs!
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Post by: Junior on September 26, 2011, 04:17:12 PM
PEOPLE WILL BE BROKEN AND KNOCKED!
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Post by: oneaprilday on September 26, 2011, 04:30:18 PM
Having a job interview on Thursday.
Nice!  Will/can you say what position/company you're interviewing for?
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Post by: Junior on September 26, 2011, 04:36:35 PM
Social Media Manager at a local car dealership. It would be both fun and interesting!
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Post by: FroHam X on September 26, 2011, 04:38:29 PM
Does this mean you could spend all day at work surfing the Filmspotting forum but get away with calling it "work"?
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Post by: mañana on September 26, 2011, 04:39:44 PM
Good luck, Junior.
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Post by: Junior on September 26, 2011, 04:40:46 PM
Does this mean you could spend all day at work surfing the Filmspotting forum but get away with calling it "work"?

I'll be sure to ask at the interview.

Good luck, Junior.

Thanks!
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Post by: MartinTeller on September 26, 2011, 04:42:33 PM
Good luck. 

I'm currently hating my job and hoping this other opportunity pans out.  Salary cut be damned, I'm just not happy where I am.
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Post by: tinyholidays on September 26, 2011, 05:51:03 PM
When do you find out, Martin?
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Post by: MartinTeller on September 26, 2011, 06:30:58 PM
When do you find out, Martin?

I dunno.  They said they would call back for another round of interviews, but they couldn't say when because they're still working with HR to define the position (and hopefully come up with a better salary).
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Post by: Bondo on September 26, 2011, 06:45:56 PM
Not getting the job I tested for. :(
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: oldkid on September 26, 2011, 09:47:45 PM
laughing too hard

Does not compute.

Sometime we can get cramps
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Corndog on September 27, 2011, 10:31:44 AM
Cleaning up the basement. A dirty, cobwebby mess which I am hoping to make into a usable room. Can you say "bachelor pad"? Alright, maybe just movie watching room, but still.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Lobby on September 27, 2011, 12:19:09 PM
Writing down my reflections about Jane Eyre and The Shawshank Redemption. (No, not in the same post, even if it could make for an interesting connection perhaps.) I keep falling behind, watching new movies quicker than I manage to write about them.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jdc on September 27, 2011, 06:42:38 PM
Cleaning up the basement. A dirty, cobwebby mess which I am hoping to make into a usable room. Can you say "bachelor pad"? Alright, maybe just movie watching room, but still.

I so wish I had a basement or dedicated room for a HT.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jdc on September 27, 2011, 06:42:59 PM
trying to finalized 2010 taxes....:(
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Corndog on September 27, 2011, 06:48:25 PM
Cleaning up the basement. A dirty, cobwebby mess which I am hoping to make into a usable room. Can you say "bachelor pad"? Alright, maybe just movie watching room, but still.

I so wish I had a basement or dedicated room for a HT.

I was able to make it all happen in just one day. I will have to post a picture of my new Man "Movie Watching" Cave when I get the chance to actually utilize it.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jdc on September 27, 2011, 07:14:06 PM
Cleaning up the basement. A dirty, cobwebby mess which I am hoping to make into a usable room. Can you say "bachelor pad"? Alright, maybe just movie watching room, but still.

I so wish I had a basement or dedicated room for a HT.

I was able to make it all happen in just one day. I will have to post a picture of my new Man "Movie Watching" Cave when I get the chance to actually utilize it.

cool cool.  When I moved into my current apartment, I was close to converting the master bedroom to the HT/Audio room and was going to sleep in the spare bedroom.  The master bedroom had no connecting walls or floor to anybody so I wouldn't ever disturb anybody with noise.  In the end I decided to put it all in the living room but I am lucky that the walls are quite thick cement and the neighbors never complain since I can play it quite loud.

I may start looking for a new house soon and the first thing I always do it try to visualize where to setup the HT/audio stuff. 
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on September 28, 2011, 11:25:04 AM
Pressing the marked all as read button.  :P
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jim brown on September 28, 2011, 01:30:08 PM
Getting ready for Rosh Hashanah with all my in-laws. The food will be Jewish; the family dynamic, Shakespearean.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: oldkid on September 28, 2011, 01:32:38 PM
Hanging out with my kids, watching Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood.  Our flight home was cancelled today and we were up at 3am for it.  We'll try again tomorrow.  At least we aren't hanging out in the airport.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Mike Shutt on September 28, 2011, 06:29:37 PM
Going to go see a production of The Tempest without props. Should be interesting.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: sdedalus on September 28, 2011, 07:36:11 PM
Hoping someone comes to see Jeanne Dielman tonight.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: oneaprilday on September 28, 2011, 07:49:45 PM
Let us know how it goes; it's a pretty bold (read: cool) choice of a film.  :)
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jim brown on September 28, 2011, 08:00:48 PM
From what I've read about the movie, if you treat it like The Rocky Horror Picture Show and act out a lot of the movie, at least you'll get some household chores done in the process.   :)
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: smirnoff on September 28, 2011, 09:25:02 PM
Let us know how it goes; it's a pretty bold (read: cool) choice of a film.  :)

Word. I'm not a fan but your theater is bad ass for playing it.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bill Thompson on September 28, 2011, 10:31:29 PM
Just read an email where my application for the Online Film Critic's Society was rejected, on the basis that my reviews are not up to their level of quality, I don't offer meaningful and distinctive contributions to film criticism, and that my website is not professional looking. I didn't expect to make it in, but it still sucks.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jdc on September 28, 2011, 11:10:38 PM
Just read an email where my application for the Online Film Critic's Society was rejected, on the basis that my reviews are not up to their level of quality, I don't offer meaningful and distinctive contributions to film criticism, and that my website is not professional looking. I didn't expect to make it in, but it still sucks.

I just peaked at their site, well, it is hardly professional looking.  Just looks like a blog site but I have not read through their content yet.  Will look more into them over the weekend.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: sdedalus on September 29, 2011, 01:33:19 AM
We ended up with 12 people for Jeanne Dielman.  It was not our least attended film ever, instead it was #119 out of 120.

(The lowest was 7 people last fall for Evil Dead 2, the problem there was that Bruce Campbell was appearing at a showing of the first Evil Dead two days later at a Zombie Convention in town).

I'm not really surprised, we designed this series knowing the last two weeks would be a tough sell (last week was Celine & Julie Go Boating, which exceeded expectations and drew 28 people).  We made enough $ on the others that we still ended up in profit for the series.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Lobby on September 29, 2011, 02:14:31 AM
Just read an email where my application for the Online Film Critic's Society was rejected, on the basis that my reviews are not up to their level of quality, I don't offer meaningful and distinctive contributions to film criticism, and that my website is not professional looking. I didn't expect to make it in, but it still sucks.

Being rejected is never nice. How shallow it sounds I hope you'll not let the disappointment overwhelm you. As far as I understand from their website you could always apply again next year. If this really is that important to you - make it a project to come up to their standards. Look at their current member's websites. How are they different to yours? Is there any way you could change in that direction to become more like them?

On the other hand you might ask yourself: do you really need to be a member of that society? I figure yes if you're aiming for making a living out of writing about movies, but if it's just a great hobby, why not let it be that way?

If you ask me I think personal blogs are more fun to read than the websites of the members of that society. I didn't recognize any of them, but I checked out a handful and I thought to myself that it wasn't for me. Not personal enough.

However, if you really, really are aiming for that, you shouldn't be put off by that letter. It's not the end. It's just a start on your way into the club.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: mañana on September 29, 2011, 08:49:56 AM
We ended up with 12 people for Jeanne Dielman
Ouch. It played in Vancouver in 2009, I wonder how they did with it.

We made enough $ on the others that we still ended up in profit for the series.
That's good.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: MartinTeller on September 29, 2011, 09:52:17 AM
We ended up with 12 people for Jeanne Dielman.  It was not our least attended film ever, instead it was #119 out of 120.

How many stayed through the whole thing?
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on September 29, 2011, 10:04:23 AM
 :'(  :'(  :'(

I would adore the chance to see JD proper on the big screen. Keep fighting the good fight, Sean!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Junior on September 29, 2011, 11:16:24 AM
Preparing for my job interview. Nerd powers activate!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FroHam X on September 29, 2011, 11:18:11 AM
Enjoying these Onion #CongressHostage tweets.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: oneaprilday on September 29, 2011, 11:59:46 AM
We ended up with 12 people for Jeanne Dielman.  It was not our least attended film ever, instead it was #119 out of 120.
That doesn't seem too bad to me, considering.  I've been in our indie theater here on the opening night of a film with even fewer in attendance.  Bellingham is smaller than Seattle, of course, but still.



Preparing for my job interview. Nerd powers activate!
Good luck! God speed! Knock 'em dead!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ¡Keith! on September 29, 2011, 12:27:48 PM
Preparing for my job interview. Nerd powers activate!

cashier at Newbury Comics?
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: verbALs on September 29, 2011, 03:55:18 PM
Just read an email where my application for the Online Film Critic's Society was rejected, on the basis that my reviews are not up to their level of quality, I don't offer meaningful and distinctive contributions to film criticism, and that my website is not professional looking. I didn't expect to make it in, but it still sucks.

I just peaked at their site, well, it is hardly professional looking.  Just looks like a blog site but I have not read through their content yet.  Will look more into them over the weekend.
Yeah websites that read as a list like that shouldn't be criticising other people's work, when they seem to be being deliberately plain. Not leading by example are they? From what I have seen of website design software leaving it that dull, is just plain obtuse.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: sdedalus on September 29, 2011, 03:57:38 PM
We ended up with 12 people for Jeanne Dielman.  It was not our least attended film ever, instead it was #119 out of 120.

How many stayed through the whole thing?

I don't know, I left after it started.  Only one person had seen it before though, so there may very well have been a walkout or two (or ten).
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Pseuds on September 30, 2011, 05:24:24 AM
Finally found time to get back into the forum... just happens to be whilst I'm at work.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: oldkid on September 30, 2011, 07:14:45 AM
Great to see ya, P3D!

I had better be going home.  Two days of cancelled flights is not good for me or for my homeless folks.  Grrrr.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Pseuds on September 30, 2011, 07:38:35 AM
Great to see ya, P3D!

I had better be going home.  Two days of cancelled flights is not good for me or for my homeless folks.  Grrrr.

Hi oldkid! It's good to be back. Boy it sucks to be you, I hope everything works out for you and your folks.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: AAAutin on September 30, 2011, 09:25:33 AM
Preparing for my job interview. Nerd powers activate!

And? Did your nerd powers take the form of employed person?
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Junior on September 30, 2011, 09:35:58 AM
Not yet. Interview went well, I think. I didn't make a fool of myself, so that's good. There would be another interview if they liked me, so I'll be waiting on that phone call.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Junior on September 30, 2011, 01:33:35 PM
Taking the bait.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bondo on September 30, 2011, 04:18:34 PM
Almost filling out my gender as female on one of those EOE surveys on a job app. Freudian slips and such.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: oldkid on October 01, 2011, 11:28:39 AM
Getting ready to go to work from my home.  Nice to be home, finally.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ferris on October 01, 2011, 04:08:00 PM
Getting ready to go to work from my home.  Nice to be home, finally.

Same here!  Spent all but 6 days in September on the road!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jim brown on October 03, 2011, 11:49:04 PM
Wondering why my Satan sense is tingling.

BECAUSE HE'S RIGHT BEHIND YOU!!!!!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jim brown on October 03, 2011, 11:50:02 PM
Wondering why my Satan sense is tingling.

BECAUSE HE'S RIGHT BEHIND YOU!!!!!

Actually - no.  Sorry.

It was a moth.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 04, 2011, 09:49:01 AM
It's starting to get cold! Do I wear a leather jacket today or a pea coat?
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jim brown on October 04, 2011, 10:53:08 AM
Waiting to hear from the vet to see whether they operate or put my dog down.  [insert frowny face]
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 04, 2011, 10:55:40 AM
Sorry to hear that  :'( :'( :'(

We had to put our dog down in the middle of August. Few things are as emotionally trying.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: MartinTeller on October 04, 2011, 11:00:32 AM
Waiting to hear from the vet to see whether they operate or put my dog down.  [insert frowny face]

Sorry to hear that, Jim.  I hope it works out for the best.  We have an elderly kitty on his last legs, if he doesn't turn around very soon we're going to have to put him out of his misery.  It's the hardest decision a pet owner is faced with.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Melvil on October 04, 2011, 11:24:17 AM
Ordering parts for a new computer. So exciting! My current one has served me well, but it's really starting to show it's age for a lot of what I use it for. Of course now that I've ordered the parts, using it will be unbearable during the three-day wait for shipping. ;D
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jim brown on October 04, 2011, 03:01:05 PM
Typing happily that Shady lives to bark another day. 
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Thanks Fly & Martin.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: MartinTeller on October 04, 2011, 03:11:47 PM
Awesome!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Lobby on October 04, 2011, 03:33:08 PM
Just finished watching Animal Kingdom. It was a tough view, but oh, how good! A fantastic movie. Just telling you. I'll need to digest it a little before I'll babble a bit more about it in a few days.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bondo on October 04, 2011, 03:37:44 PM
 :) :) :)

That beginning shot!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: smirnoff on October 04, 2011, 04:05:22 PM
Ordering parts for a new computer. So exciting! My current one has served me well, but it's really starting to show it's age for a lot of what I use it for. Of course now that I've ordered the parts, using it will be unbearable during the three-day wait for shipping. ;D

Hehe, I know that feeling :)

Hit me with some specs, yo. Lets have a nerd moment. What'd you get?
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Melvil on October 04, 2011, 04:42:23 PM
Hit me with some specs, yo. Lets have a nerd moment. What'd you get?

I do believe at this point it's more useful to take note of my non-nerd moments. ;D The main components are:

Core i5 2500k
8GB DDR3 1600
Radeon HD 6950 2GB
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Mobo
120GB Corsair Force GT SSD (What I'm most excited about!)

Plus I just picked up a second 22" monitor for a dual setup, and got an awesome new mouse. I didn't actually budget for those, but the damage is done!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bill Thompson on October 04, 2011, 05:23:11 PM
Dealing with the stupidity of Comcast. Our internet went down a few days ago, and after it came back on everything works, but my Netflix on my PS3 and my TomTom app on my laptop. The TomTom tells me that it ca no longer use its web connector port. The NF instant application loads, but when I play a movie it loads about 10% then tells me it can't connect to the internet. I've dealt with NF and Sony already, the problem is not on their ends. The issue is the modem, because when I reset it I can play NF, but as soon as I stop the movie or turn off NF instant/the PS3 it won't load again. Comcast can't figure out the problem, and yeah, this sucks.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: sdedalus on October 04, 2011, 05:36:21 PM
Comcast just sent me a brand-new modem unsolicited because mine was so old (I'd had it for 7 1/2 years).

Haven't noticed much of a difference.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: smirnoff on October 04, 2011, 08:05:15 PM
Hit me with some specs, yo. Lets have a nerd moment. What'd you get?

I do believe at this point it's more useful to take note of my non-nerd moments. ;D The main components are:

Core i5 2500k
8GB DDR3 1600
Radeon HD 6950 2GB
ASRock Z68 Extreme3 Mobo
120GB Corsair Force GT SSD (What I'm most excited about!)

Plus I just picked up a second 22" monitor for a dual setup, and got an awesome new mouse. I didn't actually budget for those, but the damage is done!

Christmas came early! :D
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: enzobot24 on October 04, 2011, 08:30:23 PM
Comcast just sent me a brand-new modem unsolicited because mine was so old (I'd had it for 7 1/2 years).

Haven't noticed much of a difference.

Well, modem tech hasn't changed at all in 10 years. in fact, most of the US's internet services aren't even close to reaching the 54mbit/s limit of wireless G routers--since the national average is something like 1.5mbit/s.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: oldkid on October 04, 2011, 11:05:51 PM
Feeling miserable with a cold.  And four hours of sleep.  And working hard all day.  Blah.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Melvil on October 04, 2011, 11:08:55 PM
Feeling miserable with a cold.  And four hours of sleep.  And working hard all day.  Blah.

 :-[ Feel better!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: oldkid on October 04, 2011, 11:14:48 PM
Feeling miserable with a cold.  And four hours of sleep.  And working hard all day.  Blah.

 :-[ Feel better!

(http://omg.wthax.org/smilies/emot-salute.gif)
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Melvil on October 05, 2011, 08:20:49 PM
Eating applesauce. Pray for my safety.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jim brown on October 05, 2011, 08:24:10 PM
Eating applesauce. Pray for my safety.

Don't fall in.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Mike Shutt on October 06, 2011, 03:36:16 PM
Reading a batch of DC's New #2s.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: StudentOFilm on October 06, 2011, 03:44:06 PM
Reading a batch of DC's New #2s.

I only got Action Comics #2. So much fun.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bill Thompson on October 06, 2011, 04:10:36 PM
Just set up an appointment with an adoption lawyer. I know I don't have the money for this, but she's my daughter and it's about time she was legally recognized as such, plus this ensures that a certain other party can't harm her any more.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ¡Keith! on October 06, 2011, 04:13:18 PM
good luck with that Bill.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Lobby on October 06, 2011, 04:17:34 PM
This sounds like a wise thing to do Bill. I hope everything will work out the way you want it to.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Mike Shutt on October 06, 2011, 04:21:28 PM
Reading a batch of DC's New #2s.

I only got Action Comics #2. So much fun.

Get Animal Man. It's my favorite of the New 52.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Sandy on October 06, 2011, 09:52:00 PM
Just set up an appointment with an adoption lawyer. I know I don't have the money for this, but she's my daughter and it's about time she was legally recognized as such, plus this ensures that a certain other party can't harm her any more.

Adoption is the greatest gift. Please keep us posted.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: StudentOFilm on October 06, 2011, 11:39:19 PM
Reading a batch of DC's New #2s.

I only got Action Comics #2. So much fun.

Get Animal Man. It's my favorite of the New 52.

Just for financial reasons I didn't go out and buy every new issue like I had originally planned to, but I love Lemire's Sweet Tooth so I'll be sure to get Animal Man in trade paperback.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 08, 2011, 04:02:31 PM
Leaving for James Blake! Yes!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bondo on October 08, 2011, 05:14:27 PM
First snow in the mountains (this picture is from my driveway):

(http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n598/Bondo112/IMG_0203.jpg)

I have a 40 mile bike ride tomorrow morning starting at 8am...gonna be a chilly one I fear.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Monty on October 08, 2011, 05:38:15 PM
Good luck fella. Do you live on the set of Weeds, early series? (Little Englander comments, I'm so sorry)

Anyway, have a good day Bondo.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bondo on October 08, 2011, 06:01:55 PM
I do live in a little box made out of ticky-tacky if that is what you are getting at. ;D
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jim brown on October 09, 2011, 05:51:42 PM
I fought the lawn and the lawn won.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: AAAutin on October 09, 2011, 05:58:50 PM
I fought the lawn and the lawn won.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Ga9VWddYFBA/Rk0vtkVeEkI/AAAAAAAAA_4/_vn5UO_6BrI/s400/2big-head-3.jpg)

(Approximation.)
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jim brown on October 09, 2011, 06:00:59 PM
I fought the lawn and the lawn won.

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Ga9VWddYFBA/Rk0vtkVeEkI/AAAAAAAAA_4/_vn5UO_6BrI/s400/2big-head-3.jpg)

(Approximation.)

Yep.  Except that lawn is too neat.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Bill Thompson on October 09, 2011, 07:22:54 PM
Bought pumpkins today at the pumpkin patch, did a lot of fun stuff, has a good time.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: mañana on October 09, 2011, 08:48:39 PM
Sweating gravy.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: smirnoff on October 09, 2011, 09:05:08 PM
I've heard Degree gives you 24 hour protection but your case might be an exception. :-\
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jim brown on October 09, 2011, 09:18:43 PM
Roll-on mashed potatoes is the answer.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jdc on October 09, 2011, 09:42:29 PM
Listening to this song over and over and not sure why but I can't get it out of my head

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCXtDO1tebA&feature=related

Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: mañana on October 10, 2011, 04:10:44 PM
I've heard Degree gives you 24 hour protection but your case might be an exception. :-\
If there's a cure for this, I don't want it. Leftovers!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jdc on October 11, 2011, 01:18:32 PM
Very long and early flight in a few hours.  Now just trying to stay awake long enough to go to the airport and then hopefully sleep as much as possible when I get on the flight.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Junior on October 11, 2011, 03:40:53 PM
Just got back from the second interview for that job. Will hear early next week what's up. Cross your fingers!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Lobby on October 11, 2011, 03:43:14 PM
that's great! Keeping my fingers crossed.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: saltine on October 11, 2011, 07:19:25 PM
Happy landings to both of you, jdc and Junior!
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jdc on October 11, 2011, 09:29:11 PM
Happy landings to both of you, jdc and Junior!

Layover in HK waiting the long leg to Chicago. Always painful but this is a much improved United plane from last time and they have a decent choice of on demand movies
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Pseuds on October 11, 2011, 10:25:49 PM
Quote
Layover in HK waiting the long leg to Chicago. Always painful but this is a much improved United plane from last time and they have a decent choice of on demand movies

The worse layover I've had was 12 hours in Auckland en route to LA , not much happening there. These kind of airports need cinemas.  >:(
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: saltine on October 11, 2011, 10:35:55 PM
Happy landings to both of you, jdc and Junior!

Layover in HK waiting the long leg to Chicago. Always painful but this is a much improved United plane from last time and they have a decent choice of on demand movies

And there are worse airports than the one in HK.  I've had some long layovers there myself.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: oldkid on October 11, 2011, 11:35:04 PM
Listening to this song over and over and not sure why but I can't get it out of my head

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCXtDO1tebA&feature=related

Because it deserves to be in your head.  I can't believe I used to hate all country music.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jdc on October 12, 2011, 08:55:49 PM
Quote
Layover in HK waiting the long leg to Chicago. Always painful but this is a much improved United plane from last time and they have a decent choice of on demand movies

The worse layover I've had was 12 hours in Auckland en route to LA , not much happening there. These kind of airports need cinemas.  >:(

The layover is not that bad, just the flight to Chicago.  I at least get to use the business lounge and have a few films and tv series to watch on a tablet with me to help pass the time.  So far I like The Killing.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ses on October 14, 2011, 12:57:12 PM
I just bought this on sale for $5, I think I will be making some pumpkin-apple donuts with apple cider glaze this weekend. 

(http://i56.tinypic.com/2ik3bep.png)


Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: AAAutin on October 14, 2011, 01:07:03 PM
I will be making some pumpkin-apple donuts with apple cider glaze this weekend. 

I think my tongue just had an orgasm.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: MartinTeller on October 14, 2011, 01:09:02 PM
Playing hooky, watching all the bonus stuff on the Jackie Brown disc
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: AAAutin on October 14, 2011, 01:10:23 PM
watching all the bonus stuff on the Jackie Brown disc

Hey, I have that. Anything worth breaking it out for?
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: mañana on October 14, 2011, 01:10:47 PM
I just bought this on sale for $5, I think I will be making some pumpkin-apple donuts with apple cider glaze this weekend. 
Kitchen adventures are the greatest of all adventures.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: jim brown on October 14, 2011, 01:10:58 PM
Ordering a ridiculous amount of tea from China.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: mañana on October 14, 2011, 01:12:12 PM
All of it?
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: ses on October 14, 2011, 01:12:31 PM
I just bought this on sale for $5, I think I will be making some pumpkin-apple donuts with apple cider glaze this weekend. 
Kitchen adventures are the greatest of all adventures.

Aw, that made me smile matt.  :) :)
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Post by: jim brown on October 14, 2011, 01:13:28 PM
All of it?

Not quite.  400 grams of it.
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Post by: AAAutin on October 14, 2011, 01:16:29 PM
Kitchen adventures are the greatest of all adventures.

Indeed. If only they could be monetized and shipped, so that I may reap the reward. I would gladly be the Marcus to ses's Indy.

Those donuts belong in a museum, ses! (And by "museum," I mean the echoing hall I call my stomach.)
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Post by: ses on October 14, 2011, 01:18:07 PM
Kitchen adventures are the greatest of all adventures.

Indeed. If only they could be monetized and shipped, so that I may reap the reward. I would gladly be the Marcus to ses's Indy.

Those donuts belong in a museum, ses! (And by "museum," I mean the echoing hall I call my stomach.)

Marcus got lost in his own museum.  :)  I guess getting lost in the echoing hall of your stomach wouldn't be a bad thing.

Hopefully I will get a post up of it this weekend, to feast your eyes upon.
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Post by: MartinTeller on October 14, 2011, 01:19:33 PM
watching all the bonus stuff on the Jackie Brown disc

Hey, I have that. Anything worth breaking it out for?

Nothing too revelatory... The roundtable discussion with Elvis Mitchell is pretty good.
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Post by: AAAutin on October 14, 2011, 01:22:11 PM
I guess getting lost in the echoing hall of your stomach wouldn't be a bad thing.

Well, there is a dinosaur in there. (Pro eating tip: Mesozoic Era bones do not digest.)
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Post by: mañana on October 14, 2011, 01:31:08 PM
Aw, that made me smile matt.  :) :)
:)
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Post by: jim brown on October 14, 2011, 02:30:24 PM
Contemplating Halloween costumes.  Torn between "Sexy Harriet Tubman" and "Zombie Bess Truman". 
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Post by: mañana on October 14, 2011, 02:43:09 PM
Sexy zombie Bess Truman is your winner.
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Post by: Sandy on October 14, 2011, 04:07:53 PM
How's this for sexy?

I won't lock my doors or bar them either if any of the old coots in the pictures out in the hall want to come out of their frames for a friendly chat.
--Bess Truman
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Post by: jim brown on October 14, 2011, 04:21:02 PM
How's this for sexy?

I won't lock my doors or bar them either if any of the old coots in the pictures out in the hall want to come out of their frames for a friendly chat.
--Bess Truman

Bess was a woman of loose morals when it came the spectral realm.  And note the plural!  I guess she was going for multiple phantasms.   :o
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Post by: edgar00 on October 14, 2011, 04:23:53 PM
Getting into the blogging groove again after a long absence.
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Post by: Lobby on October 14, 2011, 04:29:41 PM
Just arrived home after spending the night dancing 16th century dances. Now: gin & bitter lemon, blogging duties and general chatter. Got to love Friday nights!
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Post by: edgar00 on October 14, 2011, 04:45:43 PM
blogging duties

High five!
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Post by: Junior on October 14, 2011, 04:47:04 PM
blogging duties

High five!

I just started up again after two weeks off! Blogtastic!
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Post by: Lobby on October 14, 2011, 05:01:30 PM
High five!

Hehe... nothing special tonight though. Just need to reply to a few comments... too tired to write entire blogposts.
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Post by: AAAutin on October 14, 2011, 07:25:52 PM
(http://stagevu.com/img/thumbnail/udlamiuzrkwzbig.jpg)

"Ah-haaa!"
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Post by: jim brown on October 15, 2011, 01:38:06 PM
iPhone update.  Deleted all my apps and music.  I hate re-synching.
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Post by: enzobot24 on October 15, 2011, 07:10:07 PM
Is syncing really slow for you on iTunes with an iPhone?

I have a first generation iPod touch and, by God, it's the slowest thing ever. Takes an hour to sync 70 Apple Lossless tracks.
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Post by: ses on October 16, 2011, 11:19:37 AM
I just bought this on sale for $5, I think I will be making some pumpkin-apple donuts with apple cider glaze this weekend. 
Kitchen adventures are the greatest of all adventures.

This is happening.
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Post by: jdc on October 16, 2011, 12:18:46 PM
a couple of slices, a couple of beers and the first time in 6 years to watch an american football game:)
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Post by: mañana on October 16, 2011, 02:55:37 PM
I just bought this on sale for $5, I think I will be making some pumpkin-apple donuts with apple cider glaze this weekend. 
Kitchen adventures are the greatest of all adventures.
This is happening.
Awesome. We had pumpkin pancakes this morning. They did not disappoint.
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Post by: Corndog on October 16, 2011, 06:02:35 PM
Playing forum catch-up after a weekend off.
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Post by: Junior on October 16, 2011, 06:13:35 PM
You're in for a good time.
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Post by: Corndog on October 16, 2011, 06:30:12 PM
Yea, I can see what you mean...
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Post by: saltine on October 16, 2011, 07:38:12 PM
a couple of slices, a couple of beers and the first time in 6 years to watch an american football game:)

They've changed the rules, but haven't moved the goalposts!
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Post by: FroHam X on October 16, 2011, 07:41:27 PM
Being irritated, both by people and my beard.
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Post by: jim brown on October 16, 2011, 09:46:47 PM
Hiccup cures, PLEASE!
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Post by: jim brown on October 16, 2011, 10:35:27 PM
Please.  Been over an hour.
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Post by: Junior on October 16, 2011, 10:37:15 PM
A spoonful of peanut butter works for me.
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Post by: jim brown on October 16, 2011, 10:39:05 PM
ok - that's new.  doing it now.

just did a piece of bread followed by a glass of water.  maybe fluffernutter next.
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Post by: Corndog on October 16, 2011, 10:41:01 PM
Have somebody blow into your face.
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Post by: jim brown on October 16, 2011, 10:42:20 PM
Have somebody blow into your face.

I believe that's a violation of my parole.   ;)
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Post by: Sandy on October 16, 2011, 10:43:16 PM
Please.  Been over an hour.

If the peanut butter doesn't work:

The 30 second cure

Step 1: Start by inhaling through your mouth until your lungs feel full (when it feels like you cannot inhale any more.... your lungs will basically stop taking in air).

Step 2: Swallow.  You are not really swallowing anything but it seems that without this act, it doesn’t work.  Do not let any air out.

Step 3: Now inhale some more until your lungs feel full again.  You may not be able to inhale a lot, but do get some more air in.  It will start to get difficult to do this as you go, but keep trying.  You obviously can’t suck in as much air as you did initially, but just a little will do (think of it as taking a “sip” of air but directly into your lungs).

Step 4: Swallow again.  This too will start to get difficult as you go.  Do not let any air out.

Step 5: Repeat steps 3 and 4 (inhale and swallow) until you cannot swallow again.  While it seems you can almost always suck in just a little more air, it is actually the swallowing that gets to be impossible.  When you feel like you cannot swallow again, swallow again anyway.  It will be hard to do, your face will probably turn red, and you may make squeaking sounds.  But you CAN swallow one last time.  By this time, your lungs should also be quite full and it should be difficult to get much more air in as well.  While you should try not to let any air out, if you have really repeated steps 3 and 4 as many times as you can, you probably will end up letting a little air out before you can take that last swallow.  If you find that air keeps escaping out of your nose even early in the process, try squeezing it shut with your fingers.

Step 6: Exhale.

Good luck!
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Post by: Corndog on October 16, 2011, 10:46:28 PM
Just don't go Charles Osborne (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Osborne_(hiccups)) on us there jimbo.
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Post by: jim brown on October 16, 2011, 10:49:34 PM
Peanut butter worked!!!!

That was my 3rd bout of hiccups today; this time over an hour.

Thanks guys.  Keeping those cures at the ready.


I used to drink a glass of water from the other end of the glass and that would always work.  Not this time. 

Junior: Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you.  For real.
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Post by: jim brown on October 16, 2011, 10:52:27 PM
Just don't go Charles Osborne (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Osborne_(hiccups)) on us there jimbo.

Corndog - that's unreal.  I've been so miserable with this all day.   68 years???  Kill me.
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Post by: Junior on October 16, 2011, 10:54:16 PM
I'm glad I could help. For those who want to use this in the future, make sure you use a giant spoon and overflow it. It's all about taking time to swallow the peanut butter.
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Post by: jim brown on October 16, 2011, 11:02:40 PM
I'm glad I could help. For those who want to use this in the future, make sure you use a giant spoon and overflow it. It's all about taking time to swallow the peanut butter.

Yes - and also not thinking about what you are doing.

"New" cures work best for me because I'm not thinking about the whole "your diaphragm is spasming" thing.  Drinking out of the opposite side of the glass used to be my go-to cure.  Now it's peanut butter.

I cannot tell you how miserable I was.  Thanks again, Junior.
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Post by: Bondo on October 16, 2011, 11:28:46 PM
I had a friend swear by drinking water through a napkin.
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Post by: Junior on October 16, 2011, 11:49:36 PM
Solving all the world's problems.
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Post by: AAAutin on October 17, 2011, 01:59:22 AM
For those who want to use this in the future, make sure you use a giant spoon and overflow it. It's all about taking time to swallow the peanut butter.

If you have no peanut butter at hand, substitute sugar. Instant relief.
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Post by: Pseuds on October 17, 2011, 02:16:36 AM
Just paid for my SQ tickets to Singapore  ;D  $137 AUD return  ;D and they're my favourite airline.
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Post by: oldkid on October 17, 2011, 02:29:58 AM
For those who want to use this in the future, make sure you use a giant spoon and overflow it. It's all about taking time to swallow the peanut butter.

If you have no peanut butter at hand, substitute sugar. Instant relief.

Equal, Sweet and Low or Nutrasweet?  What about stevia?
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Post by: saltine on October 17, 2011, 02:43:56 AM
pseudo, When are you going to Singapore?  We have a Filmspotter who lives there.  Have you ever been before?
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Post by: AAAutin on October 17, 2011, 02:45:10 AM
Equal, Sweet and Low or Nutrasweet?  What about stevia?

I tried Sweet & Low once, but I don't think it worked as well. The classic cane stuff is your best bet.

("Substitute" as verb, not noun.)
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Post by: Totoro on October 17, 2011, 03:36:54 AM
I just killed a big spider on my bed.

Will not be sleeping tonight.
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Post by: jim brown on October 17, 2011, 03:33:43 PM
Is syncing really slow for you on iTunes with an iPhone?

I have a first generation iPod touch and, by God, it's the slowest thing ever. Takes an hour to sync 70 Apple Lossless tracks.

Actually, it was surprisingly quick.  I just feel like I'm always about to lose a whole bunch of material whenever I re-sync. 
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Post by: sdedalus on October 18, 2011, 02:44:47 AM
Feelin' preachy.
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Post by: saltine on October 18, 2011, 03:00:18 AM
Feelin' preachy.

Nah, you're making us think or rethink, Sean.
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Post by: sdedalus on October 18, 2011, 03:13:34 AM
I can stay on this high horse all night if I have to.
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Post by: sdedalus on October 18, 2011, 03:29:07 AM
Thank you sir.

If only this kid would go to sleep so I can finish watching this very dated musical from 1929.
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Post by: sdedalus on October 18, 2011, 04:03:45 AM
The Broadway Melody.  Love the dialogue, can't believe someone thought the back drop was more interesting than tap dancers feet and so framed the chorus line from the knees up in the first dress rehearsal number.
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Post by: Junior on October 18, 2011, 07:33:14 AM
Waiting.
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Post by: Junior on October 18, 2011, 12:20:21 PM
I like to watch the list of what members are doing when there's an argument in a thread. It's a race between Forhamp and Martin, who's gonna win!!?!
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Post by: FroHam X on October 18, 2011, 12:21:40 PM
Junior, this isn't a contest. And if it was, you'd have already won.
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Post by: MartinTeller on October 18, 2011, 12:39:00 PM
I like to watch the list of what members are doing

The what now?  Is Big Brother watching?
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Post by: Junior on October 18, 2011, 12:42:24 PM
No, this is more like a panopticon. Anybody can click the thing that lists how many members are on the site at the moment and it will show you what topic everybody is reading/responding in.
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Post by: MartinTeller on October 18, 2011, 12:50:19 PM
No, this is more like a panopticon. Anybody can click the thing that lists how many members are on the site at the moment and it will show you what topic everybody is reading/responding in.

Whoa, why are there 8 guests viewing the old "What Movie Is Playing Now?" thread that hasn't been posted in since January?  Glitch?
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Post by: AAAutin on October 19, 2011, 11:02:20 AM
Concluding, based on his avatar, that AAAutin is a bear.

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6049/6261095218_6366ba1111.jpg)

I'm in your backyard--eating your duck feed, scaring your children, ruining your patio furniture.
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 19, 2011, 11:09:16 AM
Bears are jerks.  >:(
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 19, 2011, 11:52:56 AM
 :) Rediscovering my love of MOON by starting and ending my posts with appropriate emoticons  :-*
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Post by: jim brown on October 19, 2011, 01:07:48 PM
My wife wants us to have Halloween costumes that "go together". 

My suggestion:

Her - Cowgirl
Me  - Reverse Cowgirl

We're still thinking through all that implies.  Might be best to just stay in this year.
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Post by: MartinTeller on October 19, 2011, 01:11:56 PM
Ha ha!

I haven't dressed up for Halloween in 15 years.  Here's a snapshot of the momentous occasion:

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

I'm the one with the feather duster.  Way more hair and way less girth than I currently carry.
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Post by: jim brown on October 19, 2011, 01:19:46 PM
That's hilarious, Martin.

My wife and I had a couple of costume parties when before the kids came along.  Always a lot of fun to see what people come up with. 
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Post by: 1SO on October 19, 2011, 01:57:52 PM
This ties in nicely with the conversation you've been having with Bondo about his 100 Performances.
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Post by: MartinTeller on October 19, 2011, 02:22:43 PM
It's all been an elaborate ruse.  I am Bondo.

I had a massive crush on the girl on the left, but it wasn't reciprocated.  I guess some chicks aren't into French maids.
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Post by: oldkid on October 19, 2011, 07:11:09 PM
It's all been an elaborate ruse.  I am Bondo.


IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW!!!!!!!!
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Post by: ferris on October 20, 2011, 02:21:52 AM
Just heard the massacre theater from this past Friday.  Awwwwwwwww....I think I can die now   :)
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Post by: FroHam X on October 20, 2011, 02:29:37 AM
Ferris, that massacre was my idea. You're welcome.
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Post by: ferris on October 20, 2011, 03:03:37 AM
Ferris, that massacre was my idea. You're welcome.

So great...I'm really curious if you had any other scenes in mind?  Now I'm going to have to run the whole thing through my head...

Maybe the one where Roy and Jilian meet again on the hillside where the helicopters fly in?
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Post by: saltine on October 20, 2011, 03:55:04 AM
Ferris, that massacre was my idea. You're welcome.

So great...I'm really curious if you had any other scenes in mind?  Now I'm going to have to run the whole thing through my head...

Maybe the one where Roy and Jilian meet again on the hillside where the helicopters fly in?

That was the first one submitted (by me).  Adam knocked it back and accepted Froham's.
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Post by: ferris on October 20, 2011, 06:17:46 PM
Ferris, that massacre was my idea. You're welcome.

So great...I'm really curious if you had any other scenes in mind?  Now I'm going to have to run the whole thing through my head...

Maybe the one where Roy and Jilian meet again on the hillside where the helicopters fly in?

That was the first one submitted (by me).  Adam knocked it back and accepted Froham's.

Cool - I love how great minds think alike sometimes
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Post by: jdc on October 21, 2011, 05:58:55 AM
airport lounge, waiting.  Missed my connection Tokyo due to a delay in LA but they changed me to another airline a couple hours later.  Now I am peeved at the travel agent as this has been a 33 hour journey and I found out they could have cut one of the stop overs. 
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 21, 2011, 02:17:14 PM
Writing a short response paper to Darwin. This guy was silly  :P
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Post by: FroHam X on October 21, 2011, 02:19:53 PM
Writing a short response paper to Darwin. This guy was silly  :P

:o
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Post by: FLYmeatwad on October 21, 2011, 02:33:29 PM
It gets even funnier each time I see an exclamation mark show up.
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Post by: AAAutin on October 21, 2011, 04:07:28 PM
Darwin. This guy was silly  :P

Man did not evolve from ape, but from FLY!
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Post by: ferris on October 21, 2011, 06:35:31 PM
Considering a treastice on the "Social Norms for Coping with Ineffectual Pursuits towards Certainty".  Of course I must first determine what guidelines to use for "social norm".  Seems pretty abstract.  I need to get clarify on that.  Oh and...what is "certaintly"?  Hmm...it must mean different things to different people. 

See this is how I never get anything done.
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Post by: 1SO on October 21, 2011, 09:25:04 PM
Spamming Chatzy!

Can't Fight the flieger
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Post by: saltine on October 22, 2011, 03:30:29 AM
Reading about yet another deadly shark attack in our waters in two weeks. 
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Post by: Clovis8 on October 22, 2011, 09:03:13 AM
Reading about yet another deadly shark attack in our waters in two weeks.

Another shark panic coming?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey_Shore_shark_attacks_of_1916 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey_Shore_shark_attacks_of_1916)
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Post by: jdc on October 22, 2011, 01:11:40 PM
Reading about yet another deadly shark attack in our waters in two weeks.

Another shark panic coming?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey_Shore_shark_attacks_of_1916 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey_Shore_shark_attacks_of_1916)

Instead of any crazy idea of remaking Jaws, they probably should just do the movie that inspired Jaws.  This book was pretty good on those attacks. 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Close_to_Shore

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Post by: oneaprilday on October 22, 2011, 04:33:19 PM
Marking essays (final drafts) and reading this comment I made, previously, on a student's first draft:

"Develop your reader so that your clear has impact and nuance."  :o


(Clearly, I need more sleep before I tackle these things.)
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Post by: Sam the Cinema Snob on October 22, 2011, 04:42:11 PM
Sometimes I wonder when I get back papers if even the teacher knew what they meant with some of the comments.  :D
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Post by: oneaprilday on October 22, 2011, 04:47:28 PM
I swear, that's the worst I've seen from myself. :D  I do, in fact, put a lot of energy into trying to make specific comments that will actually be useful to students in the revision process.  But sigh, after the 50th essay, I guess I run out of creativity and just start writing nonsense.
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Post by: roujin on October 22, 2011, 06:09:40 PM
just start writing nonsense.

I do this from the start. It works out well enough.
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Post by: oneaprilday on October 22, 2011, 06:19:06 PM
Your nonsense is much better than my nonsense though. :)
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Post by: roujin on October 22, 2011, 06:33:19 PM
If you start with nonsense, you're that much closer to the sublime.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: oneaprilday on October 22, 2011, 07:00:20 PM
Roald Dahl knew it:

"A little nonsense now and then, is cherished by the wisest men."
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Post by: roujin on October 23, 2011, 03:30:04 PM
Wishing it was 2009.
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Post by: Lobby on October 23, 2011, 04:01:20 PM
Just finished watching Mr Nobody. It made me happy for reasons I can't quite explain. Now I'm heading for bed still smiling inside. Even if it's a pretty sucky day tomorrow.

Some movies have that effect on me. I guess it's why I've got this hangup on films.
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Post by: Lil Slugger on October 23, 2011, 04:18:29 PM
Pretending to do my assignment when really i'm just listening to Whose Line Is It Anyway?

Parents can't seem to figure out why i'm laughing at the Care Standards Act.
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Post by: smirnoff on October 23, 2011, 06:24:06 PM
Just finished watching Mr Nobody. It made me happy for reasons I can't quite explain. Now I'm heading for bed still smiling inside. Even if it's a pretty sucky day tomorrow.

Some movies have that effect on me. I guess it's why I've got this hangup on films.

If you're going to write a review of this I certainly look forward to reading it.
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Post by: jdc on October 23, 2011, 08:53:37 PM
actually trying to think about the long term
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Post by: Monty on October 23, 2011, 09:18:03 PM
I'm suffering from a bout of the flu, complete with eye infection, that's why I'm online at this ungodly hour, can't sleep :( ...and watching a re-run of the Man Utd - Man City game ;D
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Post by: Lobby on October 24, 2011, 12:29:06 AM
Just finished watching Mr Nobody. It made me happy for reasons I can't quite explain. Now I'm heading for bed still smiling inside. Even if it's a pretty sucky day tomorrow.

Some movies have that effect on me. I guess it's why I've got this hangup on films.

If you're going to write a review of this I certainly look forward to reading it.

I basically write reviews on everything I watch. And I certainly wouldn't skip this one.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Wilson on October 24, 2011, 06:48:06 AM
Enjoying access to the internet in workplace.  Moved in with the girl last week, and we don't get the internet for another 2 weeks yet.  It's hell.
Title: Re: What are you doing?
Post by: Lil Slugger on October 24, 2011, 07:12:30 AM
...and watching a re-run of the Man Utd - Man City game ;D

Same!  ;D

Though i'm also listening to the re-run of my team getting beat sooo... Turns out we can't do well even in the conference.
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Post by: edgar00 on October 24, 2011, 10:17:29 AM
Enjoying my first day off of the week: Reading, writing some reviews that will pop over the next day or two, reading some more...really just taking the time to do things I had so much more time for earlier this year.
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Post by: mañana on October 24, 2011, 11:05:09 AM
Letting my colours burst.
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Post by: jim brown on October 24, 2011, 12:51:10 PM
In receipt of tea from China. 

About to make "Imperial Tie Guan Yin of Anxi" Oolong tea of Fujiar.

(It's like Tetley.) 
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Post by: AAAutin on October 24, 2011, 12:53:08 PM
About to make "Imperial Tie Guan Yin of Anxi" Oolong tea of Fujiar.

Hilarious! (Jim strikes again!)
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Post by: oneaprilday on October 24, 2011, 04:04:36 PM
I'm suffering from a bout of the flu, complete with eye infection, that's why I'm online at this ungodly hour, can't sleep :(
Sounds awful. :(  Hope you're feeling better today, Monty!
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Post by: ¡Keith! on October 24, 2011, 04:09:21 PM
Letting my colours burst.

Make 'em go, oh, oh, oh Mañana!
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Post by: M