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Adam Scott And Mr. Beaks Unashamedly Share Their Feelings About Nik Fackler's LOVELY, STILL!

Opening this Friday in limited release is LOVLEY, STILL, a gently whimsical tale of a late-breaking romance between two lonely senior citizens. Sounds like a random piece of faux-uplift found best relegated to Lifetime, right? It isn't that at all. Written and directed by first-time filmmaker Nik Fackler, LOVELY, STILL is a surprisingly moving, wholly genuine celebration of true, lasting love that never once descends into irony or cynicism - which is all the more remarkable given Fackler's youth (he was twenty-three when he shot the movie). So much for this generation being too hip to register a sincere emotion. Set in Omaha, Nebraska (and featuring music from Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst, Mike Mogis and Nate Walcott), the film boasts towering performances from the formidable likes of Martin Landau and Ellen Burstyn; if a major distributor was handling this movie, these two would be in the running for numerous year-end awards. Obviously, Landau and Burstyn are tremendous in their scenes together - but they're also wonderful when paired with their young counterparts, played by Adam Scott and Elizabeth Banks. Scott is particularly impressive as the putz-y grocery store manager who attempts to assist Landau in his boyish wooing of Burstyn; even if his character is thoroughly misguided, it's nice to see Scott playing a (relatively) nice guy for a change. In talking with Scott earlier today, he seemed kind of stunned that he got to share the screen with a legend like Landau (he's been a fan of the Academy Award-winning actor since he saw him in CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS twenty-two years ago). In the below interview, we talk about his experience working alongside two of his acting heroes (he's also an avid admirer of Ms. Burstyn in ALICE DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE), the uniqueness of writer-director Nik Fackler, the intimidating intellect of Elizabeth Banks, his ambitions as a producer (the man knows his movies) and the not-all-used-up future of PARTY DOWN.



Mr. Beaks: This is such an uncommonly sweet and sincere movie. There's been such a tendency towards cynicism and irony that a movie like this really stands out. When you got the script, was this striking to you as well?

Adam Scott: It really was. It really struck me as this unabashedly sweet love story between two people who are older. You never see something like that unless it's on the Hallmark Channel - and this is not a Hallmark Channel movie at all. This guy, Nik Fackler, who directed it is this really smart young guy; I think he wrote the script when he was eighteen. He's kind of mired in that Omaha scene with Bright Eyes, The Faint, and all of these great bands. He directs music videos for them. He's this really cool, smart kid, and he got Martin Landau and Ellen Burstyn to do it. So I really wanted to do it to work with them, and work with him because he wrote this extraordinarily sweet movie. He had this real Tim Burton-ish vision for the movie, which I thought was really interesting. I think what he came up with is something that's really sweet and lovely without being overly sentimental and gooey. It's this straightforward love story between people who just happen to be older.

Beaks: It's rare to see that kind of insight in a young writer.

Scott: It really is. And when I got to the set... I'd talked to Nik on the phone, but I'd never met him. So I got there and was looking around for him to meet him. And this kid walks up to me with jeans rolled up to his knees and this weird hat on, and he's like, "Hey, how's it going?" I figured he was an intern or someone's son on the set. He was lifting boxes, like, helping the crew bring stuff upstairs. He stopped for a second to say "Hello" to me, and I was shocked that this was the guy who was going to direct this movie. It was a great way to kick off the experience. The whole thing was a really fun, playful experience. It wasn't a tough shoot at all. With a super low budget sometimes they're tough, but it was a total blast.

Beaks: Well, the bulk of your scenes are with Martin Landau, so I can only imagine. What was the dynamic like between you two?

Scott: It was terrific. He's a really sweet, open guy. When I was in high school, CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS came out, and I just devoured that movie. As soon as I could, I got a copy of it, and, in high school, must've watched it thirty times. I couldn't get enough of his performance in the movie. So we spent a lot of time talking about CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS; he loved talking about that movie and that character. It was fascinating. He's just a wonderful guy. I still can't believe I got to work with him as much as I did. We got to do some really fun scenes, and improvised a bit. I had just ten days earlier finished STEP BROTHERS, so I was coming from this movie where I was doing a lot of improvisation; that was the mindset I was in, so in a couple of the scenes we were doing, I started throwing stuff out there. And he got right in there with me. We had a really good time screwing around a bit. It was really fun.

Beaks: That must've been quite a change of pace, though. Did you have to say to yourself, "What's appropriate for STEP BROTHERS might not be appropriate for this movie?"

Scott: I guess. We could do anything, and if they didn't want it they could cut it out. That's what I learned from my STEP BROTHERS experience: try everything, and if it doesn't work they just don't use it. We did a bunch of stuff [in LOVELY, STILL] that's not in the movie that works or doesn't, but it was fun to just experiment with this acting giant, this incredible film presence. It's still crazy that I got to hang out with him and know him a bit.

Beaks: I've got to say that CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS might be my favorite Woody Allen film.

Scott: I think it definitely is my favorite Woody Allen movie.

Beaks: Did he share any anecdotes that you could perhaps pass along?

Scott: He said a lot of things. (Pause) I'm trying to parse what would be appropriate to share, because he was being very candid with me with how he approached the movie. He knew I loved CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS, so when we were working on scenes, he would drop in little anecdotes about things Woody Allen said to him. He talked about how Woody Allen works. Martin's a really matter of fact guy and so is Woody Allen, so it sounds like they had a terrific working relationship. Neither of them have a lot of time for bullshit; they just got right down to it. And it's some of the best acting and directing that's ever been done. You know, when you're growing up and watching these movies for the first time... at least, for me, I always figured there was endless handwringing and examination and analyzation to come up with a movie that incredible and that lasting. But then when you talk to these people... like the conversations I had with Martin Scorsese [on the set of THE AVIATOR], to them it's not that big of a deal. That's still mind-blowing to me. It's fascinating to hear someone talk about making CRIMES AND MISDEMEANORS or GOODFELLAS, and they're like, "Oh, yeah, we shot at that place, and it was great." They talk about it like it was a regular work day. But, for us, it's tattooed on our psyche forever. It's this iconic moment. But for them, they were just making a movie.

Beaks: You could actually apply that to your career, though. The day you were doing the "Sweet Child O' Mine" scene in STEP BROTHERS, you didn't know that this would become its own little phenomenon.

Scott: That's true. Of course, we knew it was insane. We thought it was hilarious when we were doing it, and hoped other people would think it was hilarious. But, you're right, when stuff like that happens and I'm involved, it is a little weird. I wasn't doing anything that special; I was just trying to make it work on the day. And it ended up working because it was well written and well directed. I was just a small cog in that machine. But you're right, it's funny to think of it that way.

Beaks: How was it working with Ellen Burstyn and Elizabeth Banks?

Scott: It was terrific. Ellen is another acting hero from ALICE DOESN'T LIVE HERE ANYMORE. It's one of my favorite movies. She's terrific. She's really funny, and just a really sweet woman. She's also ferociously intelligent. And Liz and I have become buddies; we just did another movie this past summer called MY IDIOT BROTHER together. She's really fun, always a good time. Very stupid person. (Laughs) I think within two years, she will completely take over show business. She is smarter than I will ever be.

Beaks: You also worked with Dana and Stephen Altman on this movie. There's a lot of history there. Did you get to know them at all?

Scott: A little bit. In their office, they had this old NASHVILLE poster that I wanted to steal. It was a vintage NASHVILLE poster from its original release. I kept walking by it and saying, "This is extraordinary, guys. I'm a person who really cares about this movie." You know, really hinting "Give this to me as a wrap present." There was no way that was going to happen. You know, one of my favorite movies of the last few years is A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION. It ended up being his last movie, and it's a great film.

Beaks: It's a lovely swan song.

Scott: It is. I'm so glad that got to be his last one. It's so weird. That movie is so evocative of something that I still can't put my finger on. There's something that makes me feel so nostalgic for my childhood, and I have no idea why. There's something so powerful about it. There's nothing that reminds me of my childhood directly, but I find the movie so... indirectly moving. I really think it's a great movie.

Beaks: You've started producing. What kinds of movies are you looking to make? You're obviously well-versed in film, so I imagine you'd probably like to try to do everything.

Scott: I grew up in the '80s, and just recently I hosted a screening of INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM at the Screen Actors Guild. It was a lot of fun to see it up on the big screen again. For some reason, they asked if I would like to screen one of my favorite movies there; I don't know why they asked me, but I was happy to think about what would one of my favorite movies be. I'd just recently finally seen PIRANHA 3D, and I was so pleased with that movie and that it turned out to be so much fun. Opening night, I went to a movie theater and watched it with an audience... and afterwards, I saw the audience breaking up into groups out in the lobby. They weren't going to their cars; they were talking about different scenes, about how they couldn't believe this happened or that happened. Everyone was smiling and laughing, and it reminded me of TEMPLE OF DOOM. I hadn't seen that in a movie lobby since TEMPLE OF DOOM. I just love that movie. It's been badmouthed over the years as the Indiana Jones movie that went too far or whatever, but, for me, it was always my favorite one; it's so fun, and it just doesn't stop. So that is kind of a template. Growing up in the '80s, with BEVERLY HILLS COP, BACK TO THE FUTURE, MIDNIGHT RUN... all of these action-comedies, that's kind of my favorite genre. I love how David Gordon Green sort of found it again with PINEAPPLE EXPRESS. THE OTHER GUYS was also a great continuation of that. I love the movies of the '80s. I'm rediscovering my fondness for that kind of smart entertainment - smart, kind of broad-ish entertainment. I found myself really happy to see the audience having such a good time at PIRANHA. It was hard to find someone that wasn't laughing or couldn't believe what the fuck they were seeing. It was just audacious and a total blast. I mean, SEX, LIES & VIDEOTAPE is one of my favorite movies as well, but JAWS and RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK are on the other side of that coin.

Beaks: There's so much by-committee filmmaking when you're summer event films now. You don't get that heart or the level of invention that we saw in movies back then. You had Spielberg and Joe Dante, and miracles like GHOSTBUSTERS...

Scott: GHOSTBUSTERS, THREE AMIGOS, THE BLUES BROTHERS... those are big blockbusters where they just let the director do what the director is good at; they let them be who they are, and you got these lightning-in-a-bottle moments in blockbuster movies that we don't see anymore. That's why PINEAPPLE EXPRESS, THE OTHER GUYS and PIRANHA 3D are so refreshing in my opinion; these guys are just left to express themselves and let out all this fun on the screen. That's what a summer blockbuster should be. And INCEPTION as well. I saw INCEPTION a couple of times, and even though it's more serious-minded, I just thought it was a blast and fascinating and a great night at the movies.

Beaks: How are things going on PARKS AND RECREATION?

Scott: They're great! In two weeks, we start shooting again. We shot the first six episodes for Season Three back in the spring, and we're going to continue with Episode Seven in a couple of weeks. It's some great stuff, great episodes. It's such a terrific group of writers over there; no matter how terrible I am, I'm protected by this great room of writers. And actors. It's just a great group over there.

Beaks: It's one of my favorite ensembles on TV.

Scott: I agree. I was a total PARKS AND REC nerd before coming on, so it was a really great gig.

Beaks: I do not envy anyone having to keep a straight face in front of Nick Offerman.

Scott: It's insane. He's out of his fucking mind.

Beaks: It sucks we have to wait so long for it to come back, but at least it is coming back.

Scott: I think the network knows what they're doing. They're doing what they can to protect all their shows, and to put them on at the optimum time. We're trusting them that it's all going to work out for the best.

Beaks: Finally, is there any talk of doing a PARTY DOWN movie or getting those characters back together somehow?

Scott: We really want to try and do something. We're not sure yet what exactly, but a movie is not out of the question. We did a thing in L.A. a few months ago with Tig Notaro and Sarah Silverman, a live stage show where we all went on and did different things in front of an audience. We thought maybe a live PARTY DOWN show would be fun, too. I don't know. We all just love working together, and we would all agree that PARTY DOWN is a real pinnacle in all of our careers creatively. STARZ really gave us autonomy. So we all want to do something together.

Beaks: Would that be a touring show?

Scott: I don't know. Maybe. That would be fun, though. If people would go, we wouldn't rule it out. But a movie would be fun, too - if people would promise to go, so we could get money to make it. We're all going to get together for dinner next week, so maybe we'll figure out something that night.



I promise to go. Multiple times. And I'm sure we've plenty of readers who'll pledge their hard-earned ducats to a PARTY DOWN movie. Pipe up in the talkback, folks! In the meantime, seek out LOVELY, STILL. It opens September 10th in New York City, and expands to Los Angeles on September 17th. Faithfully submitted, Mr. Beaks

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  • Sept. 10, 2010, 4:28 p.m. CST

    vomit

    by theycallmemrtibbs

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 4:28 p.m. CST

    vomit

    by theycallmemrtibbs

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 4:28 p.m. CST

    vomit

    by theycallmemrtibbs

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 4:29 p.m. CST

    party down movie?

    by Juror Number 8

    yes please! a live stage show would be great, too. it will ultimately go down as one of those "brilliant but canceled" shows that never got it's due recognition.

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Saw Lovely, Still last October...

    by Greenleaf1

    ...at the Milwaukee Film Festival. Landau and the director were there to talk about the film. I was really surprised how young the director was, given the nature of this story I think it's pretty impressive that it was written/directed by someone so young. The movie is pretty good. I don't see it having any Oscar hopes, but I enjoyed it quite a bit.

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 4:54 p.m. CST

    BOOOORING

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    NIK FUCKLER CAN TAKE HIS ASS AND SHOVE IT UP HIS ASS!

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 5:05 p.m. CST

    This kid?

    by Brian

    Good for him. I used to surf Nik Falkers Angels and Suicides website and I thought it was pretty good. He made a short movie about a douchebag kid who gets raped and then decides to commit suicide, but first kills his mother, before killing himself, because he didn't want her to suffer over his death. It sounds dumb as I type it, but it was sincere and very well made. Good one, Nik!

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 5:56 p.m. CST

    The Vicious Kind

    by John-Locke

    Adam Scott gives an absolutely corking performance in The Vicious Kind, he's not just great at comedy, he's got some serious dramatic acting chops this guy, he's gonna go far. This movie looks good too, I'm in.

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 7:02 p.m. CST

    "ice ice baby"

    by yourSTEPDADDY

  • Sept. 10, 2010, 7:07 p.m. CST

    Party Down is hilarious. And awesome.

    by TedKordLives

    I could watch that show for the rest of my life.

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 12:48 a.m. CST

    FANTASTIC interview!

    by DrSherlockHouse

    Adam Scott i a hugely underrated actor, and sounds like a really down to earth individual in this interview (despite having made some pretty major film/tv performances by now). Whether it's HBO's sexy series Lie To Me, or Starz Party Down, or hobnobbing with Will Ferrell in an Apatow-Esque production, the guy shows not only range, but enthusiasm. It's really refreshing to see individuals like this succeed. Here's to his producing career and hoping he really finds a way to capture the lightning in a bottle that is the 80's action comedy cinema!

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 11:56 a.m. CST

    From the company that brought you Gooby...

    by Goochbag

    On the serious though, this looks pretty decent. I'll watch Adam Scott and Elizabeth Banks in anything.

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 12:22 p.m. CST

    Crimes and Misdemeanors was Woody's last

    by alan_poon

    great film.

  • Sept. 11, 2010, 11:38 p.m. CST

    Saw this last year

    by enderandrew

    I actually saw this in Omaha last year, and it was hands down the best movie I saw all year. I'm so glad this is getting release.

  • Sept. 12, 2010, 11:10 p.m. CST

    math

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  • Sept. 12, 2010, 11:28 p.m. CST

    I'm in this film

    by oducerproducer

    Well i'm an extra.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:21 a.m. CST

    128,945th

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Wow, pretty clean room

    by rogueleader66

    I'll set up the bar.....

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:22 a.m. CST

    still bitches leave

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:22 a.m. CST

    well which is it young feller?

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:22 a.m. CST

    Sixies

    by rogueleader66

    Didn't man to hijack your bitches leave thing the last time or whenever I did it, my bad dude.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:23 a.m. CST

    this place is great rogue!!

    by Six Demon Bag

    yer getting the hang of it!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:24 a.m. CST

    Yea I am catching on sixies

    by rogueleader66

    Takes me some time, but I generally get into the groove of things.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:24 a.m. CST

    no prob rogue..

    by Six Demon Bag

    you can do it anytime you want too..

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:25 a.m. CST

    we had to vamoose outta the old digs after

    by Six Demon Bag

    my VMAs confession.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Well ty sir

    by rogueleader66

    But I will always give you the courtesy of doing it first:)<P>Anyways, had a really great weekend, great get together saturday night, got some great tshirts to add to my collection, money, some scratch off lottery tix which gave me another 18 bucks. Went out Sunday and got a 100 disc spindle of blank DVD's and a 2gb micro sd card for my phone. <P>Oh fri, sast and sun....puffed the magic dragon. Also had some booze mixed in with that on Saturday night, my bro-in-law brought me some Ciroc (i think that's the name) it's coconut flavored vodka....goooooood stuff.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:37 a.m. CST

    sounds like a pretty full weekend..

    by Six Demon Bag

    mine was a whole bunch o nuthin..<P>just the way i like it.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:38 a.m. CST

    It's ok Sixies

    by rogueleader66

    I watched them last year. What a train wreck. MTV is an embarrassment to music.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:47 a.m. CST

    It was a full weekend

    by rogueleader66

    Always is when my kids are with us, but I love it.<P>Started to watch Hot Tub Time Machine last night. I was enjoying it but we had to turn it off about 18 minutes in, Mrs Rogue thought it was a bit much for the two 13 year old that were watching it with us (her kids). See could see where it was going and didn't think it was ok for the kids.<P>So we threw in The Breakfast Club, always a good watch.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:50 a.m. CST

    rogue..

    by Six Demon Bag

    yeah HTTM is definitely not for kids..

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:55 a.m. CST

    yeah theres something innocent about watching

    by Six Demon Bag

    80s R-Rated films or even 70s...these days its really malicious behavior compared to yesteryear.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9 a.m. CST

    Yea I agree

    by rogueleader66

    While there was no sex or nudity in what we watched, you could see clearly where the movie was going and as much as I wanted to watch it, parental sensibility took over. Now, they watched and loved The Hangover, which in comparison seems rather tame aside from the language and the naked Chinese dude.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:04 a.m. CST

    Melatonin bitches leave...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...my parents are always going on and on about melaonin, some natural, body rhythm sleeping aid, blah, blah, blah...<P> For some reason they gave us some ages ago...I stumbled into the bottle last night and popped one out of idle curiosity, expecting nothing. <P> It definitely didn't knock me out like a narcotic, but I slept like the dead...and had a really hard time waking up. I'm still struggling a little. Like when you wake up from a really deep dream...all groggy and your fingers don't work right.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:06 a.m. CST

    I keep forgetting to put HOT TUB on my queue...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I'mma fix that right now.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Flick

    by rogueleader66

    I take three melatonin every night before bed. I have sleep apnea and everything helps. My machine helps me to breathe better, the melatonin helps me to sleep better. Like you said, it does not knock you out but when you do sleep it's good sleep.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:11 a.m. CST

    Lady Gaga wore a meat dress?...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...hmmm. Couple bottles of champagne, some kebab sticks, a blow torch and you've got the beginnings of a beautiful evening...

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:13 a.m. CST

    Gonna be scarce for the next couple of days...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    I've got mega-billing to do here at work. <BR><BR>Would love to hang out in < P > back land, but the fates want to work that poor Fish to the bone...<BR><BR>We hates it forever.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:15 a.m. CST

    Interesting, Rogue. I thought it was just some...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...old person thing like prunes.<P> I have to say, I slept unbelievably well. I'm intrigued.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:16 a.m. CST

    We'll keep your spot warm and vicious for you...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...Fishus.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:16 a.m. CST

    Sorry to hear that Fishy, but pop in when you can

    by rogueleader66

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:18 a.m. CST

    But if the CHOPACABRA comes around I ain't...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...serenading his ass, that's your gig.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:18 a.m. CST

    I thought the meat dress...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    was kind of brilliant and--dare I type it--pretty sexy.<BR><BR>And I've been a vegetarian for well over a decade! That stated, steak used to be my favorite food...<BR><BR>All THAT stated, I think wearing meat is a stunt that calls more attention to animal rights issues than wearing lettuce bikinis, etc., ever will be.<BR><BR>Shit, I gotta work!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:19 a.m. CST

    Yea I did too Flick

    by rogueleader66

    But I had to do something, I just was not getting good sleep. I figured what do I got to lose? 4 bucks for the bottle. Have not looked back since, and when I don't take it, I do not sleep nearly as good. Of course I still gotta sleep with that thing on my face for the apnea, but I am long since used to it by now.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:20 a.m. CST

    Wow I give Fishy credit

    by rogueleader66

    I could NEVER give up steak....or meat for that matter.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:24 a.m. CST

    whassup with these hurricanes hitting the eastern seaboard??

    by Six Demon Bag

    is this normal?

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Rogue

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Used to think I could never give it up either. Hell, I hated 99% of all vegetables. It helps that my wife is an AMAZING cook.<BR><BR>Now I think I could never give up cheese. <BR><BR>Must... tear... self.... from.... < P > back.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:26 a.m. CST

    Yea get to work Fishy!!!!

    by rogueleader66

    Love talking with you but dont gets in no trouble!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Flick

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    I have at least two Chop-songs in the works. Choppah stole my thunder and kinda outdid me on that "Choppah Man" song. That's going to be a tough one to outdo.<BR><BR>Man, when this billing shit is done... fuck. I HATE billing.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Six

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    As a lifelong Gulf Coast resident, I can tell you--no--it ain't normal in my experience. But every hurricane season has its own unique steering patterns.<BR><BR>All that stated, looks to me like we're having more than our fair share of fish storms (ha ha) this season.<BR><BR>Can you guys tell how fucking hard I'm working? I'm working so hard tears are rolling down my face.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:31 a.m. CST

    fishy

    by Six Demon Bag

    yeah im in houston and usually its the gulf getting hammered or something..but lately its the original colonies getting nailed..

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:32 a.m. CST

    HOLY SHIT. Last day to get your < P >'s Recs in!!!!!

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Channeling James Tolkan:

    by ColonelFatheart

    SLACKERS!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:34 a.m. CST

    re: gaga...

    by Six Demon Bag

    if you need help getting outta your seat cause of your "dress", do not wear it..and when i saw the meat dress..i commented on it that it looked like she picked up scraps from a slaughterhouse and then upon further inspection it ACTUALLY looked like fucking meat..fuck that..

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:36 a.m. CST

    alright alright...

    by Six Demon Bag

    gonna think of something to rec...

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:36 a.m. CST

    I hate to say it, but that Piano Man song was inspired.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:41 a.m. CST

    I think Gaga is a hoot. I'd be sure we set some...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...ground rules before the fun with kebab sticks and blowtorches got started.<P> It's important to me that a good time is had by all.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:41 a.m. CST

    STEEAAAAAKKKKK?

    by white_vader

    We can't afford steak Homey! <p> STTTEEEAAAKKKK?

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:42 a.m. CST

    I fucking HATE Gaga

    by rogueleader66

    She just irritates the shit outta me. She combines styles of Madonna, Cher, Grace Jones, and people think she is some kind of innovator. Her songs are so generic that anyone could have done them. Her voice is mediocre at best, and The videos? Please, NOTHING special about them.<P>Shows up at baseball games in a jersey and underwear, gets pissed off for getting attention and flips off fans. Oh but she is no attention whore right? Shows up at her own sisters wedding in one of her ridiculous costumes, What bitch, it's her sister's day and she just has to steal the spotlight. Don't tell me she could not have toned it down for her sister. She is just an attention craving bitch who thinks she is some kind of goddess.<P>Look I understand she is young and all the fame is going to her head. But god she is gonna burn out fast. Not that it would be a bad thing for that to happen, but I don't see her lasting more than a few years. Last nights VMA's just showed how fucking stupid people are.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:43 a.m. CST

    Ok Gaga rant over

    by rogueleader66

    Normailty (Or what for me passes for it) resuming.......

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Rogue, I think you're taking her waaay too seriously...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...the whole thing is just a pop science experiment for her. She's more the equivalent of a good talkback troll...maybe she's got a little Choppah in her.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:53 a.m. CST

    HEY YOOOOO!(Ed MacMahon style)

    by MacReady452

    Hard drinking weekend pb. Snuck in a little izzm too for good measure.<p>DATE NIGHT....i was a little disappointed. For the level of, ostensible comedic genius, perpetrated on the viewer i was expecting way more. 3/5

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:57 a.m. CST

    now all i can picture is

    by MacReady452

    A jugalo in husky cargo pants, a lady gags t shirt stretched over an absurd beer gut, and a skullet. So lives, THE_CHOPPAH. We need some kind of artistic rendering of a mug shot. Our suspect is described as.........

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Flick

    by rogueleader66

    Perhaps your right, but it doesn't help that my step daughter fucking worships the ground she walks on, that just fuels my hate for her. Were it not for that, I would probably just be indifferent to her.<P>If someone my SD dislikes does something "whoreish" she rants and raves about it, yet if Gaga does almost the same thing, she praises her for it and says how cool and unique she is, and it drives me fucking insane. I know that is how teenagers are, but that doesn't make it infuriate me any less.<P>MORNIN MAC!!!!!!!!!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:58 a.m. CST

    Yeah, that seems to be the consensus, Mac...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I like both of them. It'd be nice if thy had turned out an old timey comedy classic.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 10:03 a.m. CST

    Ha! Rogue, that changes everything...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...now she's made it personal. If you were to deliberately run the Gaga down with your X-wing I believe any jury would let you off easy.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Oh it is tempting Flick

    by rogueleader66

    Set the S-foils into attack position, swoop down on her....but I would not shoot, I'd pick her up on the tip of the wing laser and fly around with her for a while, and just when she thinks it's over, I drop her of the laser, turn around, fly straight down after her, shoot off a leg or and arm and just as she is about to SPLAT....weapons at full, I blast away, pulling up just in time to avoid crashing. Oh how sweet it would be!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Important Work

    by Le Vicious Fishus

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  • Sept. 13, 2010, 10:17 a.m. CST

    i watched DATE NIGHT too this weekend..

    by Six Demon Bag

    and COUPLES RETREAT was on HBO so there was that..<P>DATE NIGHT had its moments and i like both of the leads..but i think it petered waaaay out by the end..

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 10:18 a.m. CST

    is that USAGI YOCHOPPAH?

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Ok, now REALLY off to work

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    on fucking billing.<BR><BR>&thinsp;&zwj;&zwj;&zwj;&zwj;<br>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; ,dM&nbsp; <BR> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; dMMP&nbsp; <BR> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; dMMM'&nbsp; <BR> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; \MM/&nbsp; <BR> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; dMMm.&nbsp; <BR> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; dMMP'_\---.&nbsp; <BR> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; _|&nbsp; _&nbsp; &nbsp; p&nbsp; ;88;`.&nbsp; <BR> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; ,db;&nbsp; p&nbsp; >&nbsp; &nbsp; ;8P|&nbsp; &nbsp; `.&nbsp; <BR> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; (``T8b,__,'dP&nbsp; &nbsp;|&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; |&nbsp; <BR> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; |&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; `Y8b..dP&nbsp; &nbsp; ;_&nbsp; &nbsp; |&nbsp; <BR> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; |&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; |`T88P_&nbsp; /&nbsp; &nbsp; `\;&nbsp; <BR> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; :_.-~|d8P'`Y &nbsp; / &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; /&nbsp; <BR> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; \_&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; TP &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; ;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 7`\&nbsp; <BR> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; ,,__&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; >&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; `._&nbsp; &nbsp; /'&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; /&nbsp; &nbsp; `\_&nbsp; <BR> &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; `._&nbsp; """"~~~~------|`\;'&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; ; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;,'&nbsp; <BR> &nbsp; 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  • Sept. 13, 2010, 10:20 a.m. CST

    im gonna hafta say COUPLES RETREAT was superior to DATE NIGHT

    by Six Demon Bag

    that just happened..<P>as cliched and lazy as it may be..COUPLES coasted on charm and whatnot..i like jason bateman and vinny is always good for an awkward laugh..and kudos for actually using peter seraficizwshkflafyhuebdppahdf7uez...hes funny.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 10:23 a.m. CST

    Is COUPLES RETREAT as bad as i have heard?

    by MacReady452

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 10:27 a.m. CST

    couples retreat..

    by Six Demon Bag

    it depends on on much you like the actors and stuff cause basically they are coasting on their personalities here..<P>its cliched and hackneyed but it has its charm and the scenerey is beautiful to say the least..if you giggled in the trailer, give it a try..<P>all in all, it must be said that i think this was an excuse to go on vacation and get paid for it..

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Think I will watch The Expendables tonight

    by rogueleader66

    Mrs Rogue is working a late shift and when I mentioned that I had gotten a copy of the movie she did not sound all that interested in it so I will try to fit it in tonight and spare her LOL.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 10:31 a.m. CST

    Bah. I did not like COUPLES RETREAT at all.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 10:43 a.m. CST

    I've posted 11 times so far today*. Typing it all up...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...probably took about seven minutes. Were there any time or post count limits in the rules? I can't remember.<P> I'd don't want child services showing up at my door.<br> <br> <br> *current post excepted.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 10:46 a.m. CST

    Flick

    by rogueleader66

    Careful bro, you are dancing the fine line, you are very close to being a naughty parent. Don't make us slap your hand when you cross the line.<P>HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 10:48 a.m. CST

    G'morning peoples.

    by Fuzzyjefe

    Weekend was good. Lost 5 bucks at poker Friday night, but seeing my good friend and his new fiance (who turned out to be a real sweetheart) was worth it. <p> Watched a loooot of football Saturday (Roll Tide), and had my nephew's second b'day party. Fun! <p> Yesterday, got some yardwork done and read 2 books. <p> I'm so happy to announce WINTER'S BONE is actually showing here in the 'ham, so I believe I may see that today.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 10:56 a.m. CST

    Fuzzman!

    by rogueleader66

    Good mornin my brotha!<P>Had a good weekend myself, added some awesome tshirts to my collection. Puffed the magic dragon several times, hell my cousin even stocked me with a little bit more, so between that and what Mrs Rogue got me, i am set for a few months anyways.<P>Tshirt haul....<P>1 Callahan Auto shirt....<P>1 Family Guy Something Something Something Darkside Movie poster shirt....<P>1 family guy character grid shirt....a bunch of squares with all the main characters as well as a bunch of secondary ones...very cool....<P>1 Star Wars shirt, with the logo and an X-Wing fighter on it.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 10:57 a.m. CST

    5 bucks Fuzz man? That's it?

    by rogueleader66

    You got off easy bro

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 11:06 a.m. CST

    i need to get some more tees

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Sixies

    by rogueleader66

    I got 4 drawers worth plus overflow in a storage container, I think at last count I had over 100, so I am sure it is more at this point.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Sixies nails COUPLES RETREAT with this:

    by ColonelFatheart

    "all in all, it must be said that i think this was an excuse to go on vacation and get paid for it.."

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 11:10 a.m. CST

    Off for a quck bite then to the afternoon shift

    by rogueleader66

    Back shortly

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 11:12 a.m. CST

    A plain T-shirt was good enough for Steve McQueen...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...and it's good enough for me, I reckon.<P> None of this imitation vintage stuff, either. The only thing weathering my T-shirt is the sun, the wind, the rain, and my own manly secretions.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST

    So, what you're saying, Flick, is that T-shirts to you

    by ColonelFatheart

    are what socks are to Harry?

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Exactly, Col. Not so much a shirt as a Love Garment.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 11:16 a.m. CST

    I just got one more Rec for < P >

    by ColonelFatheart

    Thanks, Fishy. <p>Now, Fish, as we all know is swamped with work, and he still got in his Rec. ...

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 11:17 a.m. CST

    DAMN MY MISPLACED COMMAS.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Why should love be restricted to socks?...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...why not a tweed love hat, or silk vest?

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Misplaced commas? I have no idea what you're...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...talking about. I type as I think. If I have to pause to think for a second, you're getting a comma or a bunch of little dots...

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 11:24 a.m. CST

    I'm all belligerent and manly today...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...first T-shirts, and now commas.<P> I don't know what's come over me.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Write for yourself, edit for your audience.

    by ColonelFatheart

    I'm going to make that my mantra.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Maybe you're all backed up, Flick.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Maybe it was all that olf fart Melatonin sleep...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I got last night. I'm telling you, it was the la petite mort of sleep.<P> I should make that stuff my Rec.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 11:37 a.m. CST

    La petite mort of sleep, and...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I dreamt of vagina dentatas all night.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Oh man, that bites.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 11:42 a.m. CST

    You just have to be quick like a bunny...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...FAST AS FAST CAN BE, YOU'LL NEVER CATCH ME!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 11:51 a.m. CST

    More Thumper, less smooth Velveteen Rabbit...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...when you're dealing with a vagina dentata.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 11:53 a.m. CST

    It's goes unmentioned in Watership Down, but I believe,

    by ColonelFatheart

    based on contextual analysis, that Woundwort actually became the way he did due to a fateful encounter with the Black Vagina Dentata of Inle.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 11:56 a.m. CST

    The truly brave and resolute can take the Bigwig...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...approach.<P> Stare that thing down and stand your ground...come what may.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 11:57 a.m. CST

    HA! Col...Wound-wort indeed.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Shrimp fried rice for lunch

    by rogueleader66

    and a cold can of Sprite.....goodness all around my friends

  • Sept. 13, 2010, noon CST

    So my DF just finished reading Gone With the Wind.

    by ColonelFatheart

    She found herself caught up in the drama, the romance of it all, but she had trouble swallowing all that bullshit romanticism about the gentility of the slave economy, about how blacks were better off as slaves, etc.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Speaking of fried rice, my DF and I had an interesting

    by ColonelFatheart

    dinner Friday night with her friend and her friend's husband. We ate at a placed that specializes in making "meat" in Chinese and Asian dishes out of vegetables, tofu and some other nonmeat stuff. I had the sesame "chicken," and I really liked it. Sure, it just wasn't the same, but I was satisfied. The "pork" lo mein was damned near perfect, though, with the little shreds of "pork" coming the closest to replicating meat out of all the stuff.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 12:05 p.m. CST

    That's a pretty big turd to swallow, Col...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...here's a real quote from my grandmother in-law (?). I was right there, I heard the words...<P> "Those blacks, they can be really smart!". She thought she was being magnanimous.<P> Jesus wept.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Glad you enjoyed it Colonel, but....

    by rogueleader66

    Ewwwwwwwwwww....god I could never eat crap like that, I applaud you for taking the high road and indulging in that....food. If it aint real, I aint eating it. I know your DF is a Vegatarian or whatever they call them selves these days, but still, you are a brave man to do such things, I don't know If I could. I suppose were I in your position I might, but even then I just don't know if I could do it.<P>Kudos to you Colonel.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST

    I avoid meat in Chinese food anyway...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...it always seems like the slimiest, least identifiable bits of the animal.<P> Vegetarian Chinese sounds like the way to go.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 12:17 p.m. CST

    ...the pork in particular is always mysterious and fatty.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Rogue, Flick, I'm open to pretty much any kind of food.

    by ColonelFatheart

    So it wasn't a task or anything. This stuff was really good. I plan on going back.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Colonel

    by rogueleader66

    I am as well, open to many foods (hell I have eaten kangaroo for fuck's sake), but damn I just cant stomach meat that is not meat. If I want something that tastes like it, I am gonna eat the real thing. <P>I have a question about vegetarians....I don't understand the ones that eat the meat substitutes, I mean they are against eating meat so why eat a substitute? Your basically saying you like meat but won't eat it out of protest or principle? If you are a veg who does it for health reasons, and not out of protest, ok. But the ones who despise meat and all it stands for, when those people eat imitation meat, does that not make them incredibly HUGE hypocrites?

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Afternoon, Peebers...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Sounds like everyone had a much better weekend than I...Worked Sat Night and all day Sunday, only to come home and watch the Cowboys snatch defeat from the jaws of a comeback victory...

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST

    I think Fishus is a vegetarian, so I'll let him answer that.

    by ColonelFatheart

    The vegetarians I know abstain from meat simply for health reasons.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Sorry about your weekend, Cheeses.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Well, except for the Cowboys loss. YEAH!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST

    How do Cheeses

    by rogueleader66

    I was puffin all weekend bro, good times. My cousin hooked me up with more, so between him and what I got from Mrs Rogue, I am set for a few months. <P>Hope your ribs are feeling better as well.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST

    I know a few conscientious objectors. I don't think...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...vegetarian stuff imitating meat makes them hypocrites, necessarily. They're against animal suffering, not a particular savory flavor.<P> I'd say it's similar to your wife dress up in a cheerleader outfit...doesn't make you a pedophile.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Daytime Cheeses!

    by FlickaPoo

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 12:34 p.m. CST

    GF is a veg and eats the fake shit

    by MacReady452

    she LOVES meat, but she also loves the cuddly little critters. She hates the inhumane treatment of the animals and the slaughterhouses and chicken farms and shit like that.<p>She still wants chicken parm and a hotdog every now and then so the fake stuff does the trick. Most vegetarians that I know don't really have any political or fanatical reason for being that way. They just don't prefer meat. Consequently they are over weight from eating nothing but pasta and cheese pizza. The most unhealthy shit on the planet.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST

    ...now, dressing a chicken up in a cheerleader...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...and fucking its feathers off would be hypocritical if you're a vegetarian.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 12:36 p.m. CST

    ↑*outfit.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 12:37 p.m. CST

    Flick

    by rogueleader66

    Good point> Still not sure about the whole thing with the meat thing, if you are a veg out of protest it just seems to me you should avoid anything that even resembles it, because even though it may not be real meant, wouldn't it be considered a "symbol" of meat?<P>I dunno, maybe I am just being ignorant or short sighted. I don't care what people do as long as you don't try to push it on me, and it does not hurt others.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 12:38 p.m. CST

    meant=meat

    by rogueleader66

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 12:38 p.m. CST

    Dressing a celery stalk as a cheerleader...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    that'll get you committed...

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 12:38 p.m. CST

    ...and dress an underage chicken up in a cheerleader...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...outfit and fuck its feathers off and you're going to jail, asshole.<P> Vegetarianism has nothing to do with it.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST

    the problem for the most part rogue

    by MacReady452

    is that 90% of the world is operating on a meat based diet. Both functions we attended this weekend had picnic bbq food. Tuna in the pasta salad???? Really? Ziti with meatballs. Other pasta salad with peperoni. She can't win. It is an uphill battle sometimes. Then she wants ME to pick where we eat out? Fuck no. I"m not touching that one.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Personally, I hate the inhumane treatment...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    we give out crops. They are grown on farms, covered in filthy dirt and feces and are harvested without anesthesia.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 12:43 p.m. CST

    I prefer my chicken in

    by MacReady452

    dominatrix latex.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    I am definitely against the inhumane treatment

    by rogueleader66

    But that is not gonna stop me from eating my double cheeseburger, hot dog with mustard and sauerkraut, or NY Strip steak medium rare with a bacon topped baked potato, or Mrs. Rogues awesome fried chicken....NEVER.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 12:45 p.m. CST

    Now you're talkin', Mac. Maybe a couple of those metal...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...fighting spurs.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 12:47 p.m. CST

    Mac

    by rogueleader66

    I agree it's tough to be a vegetarian, and restaurants, at least some of them, should try to be a bit more veggie friendly, but as you said, 90% of the world eats meat, so the focus will be on them, not the 10% who don't eat meat. Dollars and cents, that's the bottom line my friend.<P>BTW Mac, how is the home situation? Any improvement from when you first were seeking advice about it?

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 12:48 p.m. CST

    My chicken spends the weekend beating

    by MacReady452

    Larry Wachowski.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 12:51 p.m. CST

    I sympathize with animal cruelty vegetarians in theory...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...but I dunno...nature is red in tooth and claw...<P> Better to have Javier Bardem shoot you in the back of the head with a cattle gun and be turned into steak than have a pack hyenas eat you alive...or have a wasp paralyze you, lay eggs in your stomach...and be eaten alive by her young as they hatch.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 12:53 p.m. CST

    My take as a Vegetarian

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    I'm a vegetarian for ethical reasons. They are personal reasons that have to do largely with a two week stint I had in the emergency room of an animal hospital watching a beloved pet slowly, agonizingly dying. I won't get into the gory details, but--after that experience--I'll never eat meat again.<BR><BR>As far as "fake" meat is concerned, to me it all has to do with protein intake. If you don't have the luxury of having an extraordinary cook in the family (like I do), as a vegetarian you've got to get the proper amount of protein every day. And "fake meat" is usually chock full of protein.<BR><BR>It's not a black and white issue (as it's often portrayed). <BR><BR>Take me. I used to LOVE meat. But--even ten years ago--transitioning from meat eater to vegetarian was hard because "fake meat" products were hard to come by. <BR><BR>One other thing. I rarely eat meat substitutes these days, though many veg recipes call for it to literally substitute for meat both nutritionally and for taste/texture. Just because you don't eat meat doesn't mean you despise and are disgusted with the idea of eating something with similar taste and texture. Like I stated before--not a black or white issue.<BR><BR>Me, I'm not offended or angered by meat eaters or their choice of food. I do think everyone should at least do a little research into slaughterhouse and factory farm practices, but my choice is just that--my choice.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 12:54 p.m. CST

    rogue

    by MacReady452

    home is good. We all talked it out. Mostly GF wants to know that this group living situation is temporary. I talked to her about the things that I was looking for from her and at the time she was very stand offish. Since then though she has addressed no less than 3 out of 4 of the major issues. These things take time but she is making an effort, and if she is making an effort then I can't complain. Soooo....its been good.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1 p.m. CST

    Fishy

    by rogueleader66

    Very well spoken sir.<P>Unfortunately, there is nothing I can do about practices in slaughterhouses, or at chicken farms, or anything. My protesting of such things by becoming a vegetarian, will, in my eyes, accomplish nothing. I understand why other people do it and I truly applaud those who do. I for one, just cannot do something like that because I enjoy meant too much, I don't like how the animals are treated, but there is truly little I can do about it. Even PETA, as big as they are, what have they really accomplished? Have their protests actually changed the treatment of animals? I am not saying they should just stop what they are doing. I know they strongly believe they are doing the right thing. All I am saying is that if a big group like them don't accomplish much, then lil old me becoming a veg out of protest aint gonna make a difference. That's merely my point of view, I do not judge those who believe and live differently.<P>ME ROGUE ME WANT MEAT

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:01 p.m. CST

    One more thing...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    I'll gladly eat dinner with friends and family that are eating meat, and I never would lecture them on their eating habits (or really think about it at the time honestly). <BR><BR>BUT--there is a big difference between going out of your way to eat meat from animals who are treated more or less decently while they are alive and obliviously eating the flesh of the living beings growing up and experiencing their whole lives in tiny cages with thousands of other animals above and below them existing in the most nightmarish conditions imaginable. Factory farming is an unthinkable abomination that needs to be corrected one day.<BR><BR>It's hard to think about--believe me, I know. When people ask me specifically why I'm a vegetarian, I say what I think on the matter. And I think if you eat meat, you should consider where the meat is coming from (whether free range animals or factory farms). That's all.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST

    Mac

    by rogueleader66

    That is just flat out awesome bro, am very happy for you. I don't know what if any of all the words of wisdom you got here helped, but even if one sentence helped you out, then we as your friends have done our job.<P>Hope things continue to get better bro.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:04 p.m. CST

    PETA

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    I'm not happy with their methods, but--yeah--they've pretty much done more for animal rights singlehandedly than any organization in history. They've demonstrably forced many corporations (including McDonalds, Burger King, KFC, PetSmart and the like) to treat their slaughter-animals more humanely (usually by blowing the lid off of their cruel practices with inside video and investigations).<BR><BR>Yeah, I hate their gimmicks and insipid, childish antics, but behind the scenes they've been good for animals--period.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Personally, and you can call me an asshole if you like...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    I enjoy being at the top of the food chain. And, I think that I can say with certainty, that if I am ever eaten by a shark or a bear or a pack of wolves, they will not give a shit if I was raised in a cage or free range...<p>So, if they don't care, why should I..? I think that's only fair...

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST

    I dunno Fishy maybe I am just being a douche

    by rogueleader66

    Saying how I can't change anything, seems like kind of a lame excuse. The bottom line is I like meat and will continue to eat it. I would be very unhappy as a vegetarian, so that is a road I will not be traveling down, ever. I won't sacrifice happiness for anything, I did it in my marriage, won't do it in any other facet of my life.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST

    And for me...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Not eating meat is not a protest. It's a personal choice. If I did eat meat, though, I'd try to make sure that--as often as possible--I knew that the animal it came from was not from a factory-farm source.<BR><BR>Don't mean to sound didactic. It's not an issue that I talk about much, but it's one that I think about a lot and one that I think gets a bad, unfair rap oftentimes.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:09 p.m. CST

    I heard recently somewhere that McDonalds...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...had been successfully pressured to use more humane meat providers, and that most slaughterhouses were making changes because McDonalds is so big that as it goes...so goes the animal killing business.<P> The story wasn't about a perfect world, just significant improvement.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Fishy

    by rogueleader66

    Like I said, what they believe in is a sound, sensible thing. It is the forcing of shit down peoples throats that I despise.<P>Standing in front of a KFC covered in fake blood, trying to gross me out? Give it up already, the only words I would have for them would be....Get out of my way asshole you are standing between me and my hot juicy breasts.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:11 p.m. CST

    Cheeses

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    I understand. And if you were hunting for food in the wilderness, killing it and eating it all by yourself--your argument would hold up. <BR><BR>We are indeed at the top of the food chain. But we are conscious animals that have cognizance of the world around us. <BR><BR>I'm not condemning meat eaters for eating meat. I'm just suggesting that we should all have an assurance that the animals whose flesh we are eating were not bred and raised in nightmarish hell.<BR><BR>

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Fishy

    by MacReady452

    what is your favorite vegetarian dish. I'm always looking for new ideas for GF. She gets bored with the same old thing sometimes.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Rogue

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Understood. I find the face of PETA to be despicable, even if they do accomplish a lot. They make vegetarians in general look like idiots--which I believe is unfair. Not to say there aren't plenty of idiots who are vegetarians. There are probably proportionally as many of those in the veg world as in the meat eating world.<BR><BR>My decision is a personal one, and I wouldn't deign to force it on anyone.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Mac

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    I have many favorites, but my wife makes a roasted red peppers stuffed with a black bean based stuffing that's just incredible.<BR><BR>I shit you not. I doubt I could've become a veg had it not been for the cooking prowess of my wife. Even as a meat eater, I've never eaten dishes nearly as delicious as some of the ones she makes for us. I'm one lucky fish.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:16 p.m. CST

    I agree Fishy, to a point

    by rogueleader66

    The point where If I cannot get meat from a well treated animal, I sure as heck am not gonna stop eating because of that. I am sure that humane treatment is still rare in the meat business, so if I find it and can utilize it, so much the better. But If I can't, I wont not eat it out of protest either. <P>I'm a barbarian, take me for what I am.<P>But I also applaud you Fishy for your stance and your views.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:17 p.m. CST

    Fishus, I totally respect your stand, I do...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    I have many friends that are vegetarians for the same reason. <p>I just don't share the guilt or concern about the comfort or quality of life of animals bred and raised for the sole purpose of slaughter to feed people. I mean we are mostly talking cows and chickens, two of the stupidest less self aware animals on the planet. and, I love a plump, tender chicken and some veal and I don't really care how it gets to my plate.<p>Just my take, no offence intended to anyone...

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Has anyone seen Food Inc?

    by MacReady452

    apparently(GF and my bro have seen it but not me)the soy industry is as if not MORE fucked up than the meat processing industry. From what I understand there is a corporation that has a stranglehold on pretty much ANY soy product. This leads to them forcing their will on soy farmers and prolly price fixing the industry. Fodd Inc is available to stream on Netflix.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:19 p.m. CST

    Hmmmmmm

    by rogueleader66

    Ok Fishy, that stuffed peppers thing does sound good. I use black beans in my chili all the time, I prefer them over the kidney beans. Although my next batch, being cooked this week, will have both beans as well as (sorry Fishy LOL) both ground beef and ground turkey.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:20 p.m. CST

    oh and thanks rogue

    by MacReady452

    everyone was a big help here, and rogue you in particular, since you pretty much have first hand knowledge of multiple scenarios I am dealing with, you were very helpful. I appreciate it boss.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:21 p.m. CST

    "Get out of my way asshole ...

    by ColonelFatheart

    ... you are standing between me and my hot juicy breasts." <p>That's what I say to the bouncers at strip clubs. <p>Not really.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Cheeses

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    And my main point: we're not like nonhuman animals. We have consciousness. And with consciousness comes some responsibility. <BR><BR>I'm not naive enough to believe that we are all going to suddenly decide to stop eating meat. But the more awareness about the fucking horror of factory farming there is, the better. You don't have to be a vegetarian to want nonhuman animals to live out their lives in non-hideous conditions. <BR><BR>Sure, a shark wouldn't think what kind of life his prey had before he ate it... but--again--we are aware in a way that sharks (and most other nonhuman animals) never will be. We are out of tune with nature "red in tooth and claw" and have been for a long time. So we can't excuse our bad behavior by pointing at nonhuman animal behavior on one hand and reap the benefits of our superior minds and skills on the other.<BR><BR>Damn. I've got to get back to work. I hope my tone isn't off here. I don't mean to come off like an asshole. But it is something I feel strongly about and have spent years thinking about and researching.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:24 p.m. CST

    Mac

    by rogueleader66

    Anytime bro, if you ever need an ear or some advice, or anything I am always listening. Will always do my best to help out my friends.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:26 p.m. CST

    Some of those vegetarians can be really smart!...

    by FlickaPoo

    BAM!<P> Full circle, baby.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:27 p.m. CST

    The Veg thing is a double edged sword

    by MacReady452

    the ethos and ideology are sound, especially when you look at the state of the BUSINESS, cause that what it all comes down to. My problem is that the history of our species and culture and country are meat based. Manifest Destiny could never have happened without cured meat. Surviving through a winter on just produce? Not sure about that. I never want to admit that some redneck gun nut has it right, but if you are gonna go out there, hunt, field dress, process and but food on the table......I have a ton of respect for that. the problem is that fat overfed lazy motherfuckers are content to sit back in the la-z-boy and have hamburger delivered to their front door. They will pay handsomely for the convenience.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:27 p.m. CST

    No worries Fishy

    by rogueleader66

    You don't come off as an asshole, just as a person with strong convictions and that is to be admired, not criticized.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:28 p.m. CST

    I actually have very few vegetarian friends...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    We are about 2% of the population.<BR><BR>I don't hold ANYthing against meat eaters, and I respect the choice. I was just amazed at all I learned on the topic once I made my choice.<BR><BR>I'm done. Billing hell, here I come (again).

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:29 p.m. CST

    Vegetarians who eat imitation products aren't hypocrites...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I am.<P> I think Vicious is right...yet I continue in my carnivorous ways.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:29 p.m. CST

    My perspective comes from being raised on an actual farm.

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    My family raised cattle. My aunt and Uncle next door raised chickens and pigs. If we were planing a big get together for the family, we killed a few chickens by chopping off their heads and letting them run till they bled out. We sold the cattle to slaughter houses and once every fall we killed a pig and made sausage, pork chops etc for the winter. We also tracked, killed and ate local wild deer and squirrel.<p>If the animals didn't want that, well, too bad. They had exactly the same amount of time to evolve into sentient beings that we did...and they chose not to...

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST

    BAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!...

    by FlickaPoo

    "If the animals didn't want that, well, too bad. They had exactly the same amount of time to evolve into sentient beings that we did...and they chose not to"<P> AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! <P> I love you, Cheeses!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:31 p.m. CST

    ahh Fishy hit right on my diet

    by MacReady452

    red peppers and black beans (I have it with chicken, sorry) covered in Franks Red Hot. That is the meal I make for myself prolly 3 nights a week when I am being good about my "diet".

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Fishus, your tone is perfectly acceptable.

    by ColonelFatheart

    You've balanced your passion with civility. The Pedalback thrives on the meeting of the minds, and we're all pretty thick-skinned.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:35 p.m. CST

    hahaha Cheeses

    by MacReady452

    right on though. It made waaaaaay more sense back in the day when that is how it was done. <p>Someone smarter than me said,<p>"Don't bad mouth the farmer with a full mouth."<p>Prolly about hypocrisy or something. Off to Resident Evil Afterlife.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:35 p.m. CST

    Oh Cheeses

    by rogueleader66

    You are a riot dude.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Colonel got it exactly right

    by rogueleader66

    We dont judge here

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:36 p.m. CST

    Frank's Red Hot, aka aqua vita.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Enjoy Mac

    by rogueleader66

    Curious to know how it is, expecting a report when you return.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Have you guys heard anything

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    about efforts for growing animal tissue in laboratory conditions? Supposedly their ready for commercial production. It's a pretty creepy concept that takes a bit of getting used to--yet it would solve a shitload of problems (not just ethically--but cost of feeding farm animals, damage to environment, etc). <BR><BR>Want Chicken Parmesan? Have Biologist Sam grow it in his petri dish! <BR><BR>Cruelty free, baby!<BR><BR>Shit, guys. I need to work!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:38 p.m. CST

    Love Frank's Red Hot

    by rogueleader66

    My house is never without a bottle present in the cabinet.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:39 p.m. CST

    That way Star Trek lies...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Replicator, here we come!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Fishy

    by rogueleader66

    GET TO WORK DAMNIT!!!!!!!!<P>Don't get yourself in trouble over your obsession with the PB!!!!!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:40 p.m. CST

    So, the DF and I have settled on our Halloween costumes.

    by ColonelFatheart

    We are very, very excited.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:40 p.m. CST

    Colonel

    by rogueleader66

    So, what is the costume???

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:43 p.m. CST

    Of course, a family farm is heaven compared to...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...your average industrial meet production facility...like the difference between CHARLOTTE'S WEB and HUMAN CENTIPEDE.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:46 p.m. CST

    Yeah, but what about ...

    by ColonelFatheart

    a cross between CHARLOTTE'S WEB and HUMAN CENTIPEDE?

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:47 p.m. CST

    ...I'm willing to compromise.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:49 p.m. CST

    THE HUMAN CENTIPIG. Not a perfect solution...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...but it's 100 steps in the right direction.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:52 p.m. CST

    Ah, so our costumes.

    by ColonelFatheart

    She's going as The Dude, and I'm going as Walter.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:53 p.m. CST

    ...see, 'cause it has 100 legs, and...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...OH, FORGET IT! IT'S PEARLS BEFORE SWINE AROUND HERE. <P>I'm off to the library...watch out for bad guys, guys.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:54 p.m. CST

    I only have one moral imperative when it comes to animal slaught

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    and that is to use all of the animal for something. Don't kill a cow for the meat and then throw away the leather hide. <p>That is why I have no problem eating "meat by-product" hot dogs or vienna sausages with horse lips and ground anus...at least we are consuming it all.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:56 p.m. CST

    Strings of pearls before strings of swine?

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:57 p.m. CST

    Colonel, for Halloween this year...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    I'm gonna wrap myself in a big red ribbon with a large bow on my back. Then I'll hang a big tag around my neck that says..."To: Women, From: God."

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:57 p.m. CST

    HAHAHAHAHA! Brilliant, Cheeses!

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:58 p.m. CST

    Colonel

    by rogueleader66

    Sounds pretty cool, although I have never seen (ducks from the inevitable bullets) The Big Lebowski.<P>I know, I suck.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Whoa, Rogue....

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST

    You puff the Magic Dragon ......

    by ColonelFatheart

    ..... and have never seen LEBOWSKI???

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:01 p.m. CST

    Guess who *I* get to pickup from the airport today

    by D.Vader

    TERRY FREAKIN' GILLIAM. <p> That's right PBrewers. The director of Brazil, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Parnassus, The Fisher King and 12 Monkeys. <p> I'm so damned psyched.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:02 p.m. CST

    WOW

    by rogueleader66

    Someone just accused Fishy of being THE_CHOPPAH in the Trekback....that's just wrong. Choppah is a fucking tool, Fishy is not. Wow someone likes Choppah (as amazing as that concept it) and so that must mean that they are one and the same? What fucking ever, get a life people.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:03 p.m. CST

    GILLIAM?

    by ColonelFatheart

    HOLY SHIT. Way to go, Vades!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Yup, I sadly admit it Colonel

    by rogueleader66

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Tell him he's Pedalback approved, Vades.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:04 p.m. CST

    That

    by rogueleader66

    Is just fucking awesome Vades, try not to get too starstruck now.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST

    I'm getting tired of assholes accusing him of being Choppy.

    by ColonelFatheart

    That's not the first time. Guy's just having a little fun making fun of the troll, writing some damned funny songs.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:05 p.m. CST

    One year, the ex and I got theses foam rubber shark costumes...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    the ones where your face sticks out of the mouth and the body trails behind you. We covered them in playing cards all in winning poker hands, (A,K,Q,J 10, etc) and went as a pair of "Card Sharks." We won several contests that year. It WAS Vegas, after all.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    D.VADER!!!! Please tell him that FISHER KING...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...is one of my favorite movies and I'm one of the three people who loved TIDELAND!!<P> Also, tell him that the stress and anxiety from watching LOST IN LA MANCHA took five years off my life.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:06 p.m. CST

    how defuck dows THAT happen???

    by Six Demon Bag

    way to go DV!!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:07 p.m. CST

    please tell gilliam

    by Six Demon Bag

    that he made the BEST time travelling midget movie ever!!!!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:07 p.m. CST

    I imagine "Pool Sharks" wouldn't have worked too well.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Those balls are heavy. <p>Although I imagine if you went full on the pun, and put some swimmies on your fins and stuck a pool skimmer somewhere on your body, it could work.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:09 p.m. CST

    There aren't too many people I'd fawn over, but...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...but I might have a hard time around Terry Gilliam.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:09 p.m. CST

    I really don't know how to react to this news

    by D.Vader

    In the past I've picked up John Schwartzman (Oscar nominated DP for Seabiscuit and some Bay movies, related to Coppola), and the Oscar-winning DP for Avatar (a few years ago), and last week I was on a commercial directed by the guy who directed Shanghai Noon and Marmaduke. And I interned at Scott Free and saw Ridley Scott every day and Tony every now and then. <p> But uhhh... this is different. He'll be with other pple unfortunately so I dunno if I'll ever get the chance to talk with him, but I was told he's a nice completely normal guy, so I hope we'll get to have a rapport today or tomorrow. <p> The only REAL hurdle I have to approach is this: how cool is it to ask for an autograph or a picture in this situation?

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:09 p.m. CST

    I know it'd be unprofessional, but how awesome

    by ColonelFatheart

    would it be if Vader got Gilliam to autograph something with this message: "To the Pedalback. Keep fuckin' that chicken. Terry Gilliam."

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:10 p.m. CST

    Agreed Colonel

    by rogueleader66

    It's bullshit, anyone can see Fishy is not Choppah. People think because he is universally loathed that if you like him, that can only be the same person. Well not everyone reacts to trolls with venom. Fishy does it in a much more entertaining way.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:10 p.m. CST

    ...D, DON'T CRASH. Stay frosty.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:10 p.m. CST

    I mean, which movie do I pick to talk about?

    by D.Vader

    12 Monkeys? Time Bandits? Holy Grail? Fuck...

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:13 p.m. CST

    Awesome D-man...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Buy the man some chili and tell him, "It's made with 12 monkeys..."

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:14 p.m. CST

    I'd personally go with 12 Monkeys (my fav Gilliam flick)

    by rogueleader66

    Lot of depth to that story, may get a tidbit no one else but the privileged few have gotten. But, your call Vades, you will do fine.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:17 p.m. CST

    I'd ask him about Monty Python, myself...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    But, that's just me...

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Yeah I do love 12 Monkeys.

    by D.Vader

    And Time Bandits. And Holy Grail... <p> But I have 2 hours to watch Parnassus so I can know wtf I'm talking about. NASH OUT!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:19 p.m. CST

    I'm an HST guy, so I'd ask him about FEAR AND

    by ColonelFatheart

    LOATHING.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:20 p.m. CST

    Ask him if Brad Pitt really smells as bad...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    as people say...

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:24 p.m. CST

    theres a lot to talk about..

    by Six Demon Bag

    hes ha great, albeit troubled career!<P>ask if he can draw a chicken getting fucked and we can put it at the shelter!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:33 p.m. CST

    Damn I totally forgot about Fear and Loathing too!!

    by D.Vader

    Damn! Brain overload!!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:38 p.m. CST

    awesome

    by Six Demon Bag

    A shirtless skateboarder is a local hero for stopping a Quran-burning in Amarillo over the weekend. <P> Inspired by the canceled plan that got national attention, Pastor David Grisham announced he'd burn a Quran in a public park, but was foiled by a guy who swiped the holy book from his hands. <P> "I snook up behind him and took his Quran. He said something about burning a Quran, and I said, 'Dude, you have no Quran!' and ran off," said 23-year-old Amarillo resident Jacob Isom, who protested the burning along with more than 200 others, most recruited by a local Unitarian Universalist congregation. The opposition toted signs promoting peace and tolerance between faiths. <P> Grisham is well-known for hate-filled antics--he'd launched a boycott against the city of Houston for its "social ills" and held rallies against the gay population in Amarillo. <P> "You're just trying to start Holy Wars," Isom said of Grisham after he gave the book to a religious leader from the Islamic Center of Amarillo, the Amarillo Globe-News reported.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:41 p.m. CST

    "Dude, you have no Quran!"

    by ColonelFatheart

    AMEN

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:42 p.m. CST

    HHHHHAAAAA!!!! Way to go, Shirtless Skateboarder...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    'Dude, you have no Quran!'

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:43 p.m. CST

    HAHA ... I hope this lady wins the primary!

    by ColonelFatheart

    http://gawker.com/5636829/will-this-comical-anti+masturbation-lady-win-a-senate-primary

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:51 p.m. CST

    An anti-masturbation platform...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    is really about NOT taking matters into you own hands...<p>Plus, masturbation is a time honored American tradition like baseball, NASCAR and corporate greed...No way she gets the nod...She'll only 'beat' herself...

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:52 p.m. CST

    Safe to say she's a real WHACK job.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:53 p.m. CST

    I understand she is taking dildonations...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:57 p.m. CST

    She really has NO HANDLE on the situation

    by rogueleader66

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Apparently she likes to STROKE her own ego

    by rogueleader66

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST

    She IS about creating new jobs...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    but, they are all in the private 'Hand' and 'Blow' sectors...

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 3 p.m. CST

    To those who agree with her, she's making a rather

    by ColonelFatheart

    TOUCHING appeal to their beliefs.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 3:01 p.m. CST

    Her campaign slogan....

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    "Nobody jerks us around..."

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 3:05 p.m. CST

    She just got permission from the Divinyls...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    to use their song on the campaign trail..."When I Think about You, I Touch Myself...

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 3:05 p.m. CST

    she will GO DOWN on the polls...

    by Six Demon Bag

    im not good at innuendos...

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 3:08 p.m. CST

    She may be anti-masturbation...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    but she is definitely pro 'Polishing Bishops', 'Petting Porpoises' and 'Buffing Carpets'...

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 3:15 p.m. CST

    She is sponsored by "Two Finger" Tequila...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    and Jack Mehoff® Beef Jerky..."Nobody beats our meat..."

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    How can you be anti-masturbation in Delaware?

    by ColonelFatheart

    Not much else to do there, for pete's sake.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST

    She's already complaining that her critics...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    are hitting below the belt...

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 3:23 p.m. CST

    I understand her first act as a lawmaker...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    would be to introduce a bill advocating 'hands-free orgasm' reform...

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 3:24 p.m. CST

    Delaware? That state still exists?

    by rogueleader66

    I thought they actually closed it. Like anyone would notice if they did.<P>"Hi....I'm in....Delaware" - Wayne Campbell 1992

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I spent a whole week in Delaware one afternoon...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 3:27 p.m. CST

    No sales tax in Delaware, but the road tolls are pricey.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 3:27 p.m. CST

    What will Delaware to the States Ball?

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Idaho, Alaska....

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Is there a Masturbation Tax looming in Delaware's future?

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 3:31 p.m. CST

    A New Jersey?

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 3:39 p.m. CST

    I'm out

    by rogueleader66

    Work day over, time to get home take a power nap, get some dinner going, and chill.<P>Back later gang...Peace!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 3:41 p.m. CST

    Keep it real, rogue.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Watch out for masturbators, Rogueman...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Time's ticking away ... < P >'s Recs are due Tuesday a.m.

    by ColonelFatheart

    i.e. Tomorrow. <p>I'm going live with them around 11:45 a.m. eastern. If I don't get 'em by then, you're gonna have to wait for next month.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 3:56 p.m. CST

    Wow--rich goings on at Klingonback

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    I come up for a breath of fresh air only to see that I'm being accused of being Choppah's sock puppet by yet ANOTHER boring ass, semi-troll (this time the always tedious BurnHollywood).<BR><BR>LOL!<BR><BR>Love it. These guys must think I spend way more time online than I do.<BR><BR>It's flattering in a way.<BR><BR>Say what you will about ol' Chop, but he ain't boring!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 3:57 p.m. CST

    Guys

    by anonymoose

    It's Tommy Wiseau's The Room: The Video Game. <P> http://tinyurl.com/2c3ga47

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 4:07 p.m. CST

    Hey all. Sorry to post and run...

    by Fuzzyjefe

    but I had to pretty much get to shaving and showering to get to the 1245 showing of WINTER'S BONE. I made it. <p> Aaaand....it was FAN-tastic. Those mountains of Missouri almost seem like a foreign land, only adding to the feeling of constant, creeping menace. The story of a 17-year-old girl trying to find her bond-jumping daddy before herself, her mentally ill mother, and younger brother & sister lose their home & land; the film was a great slow burn with some really great performances. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. <p> Alrighty then, gotta get on the lawn mower for a while. Hope to be back soon.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Still haven't seen THE ROOM.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 4:15 p.m. CST

    WINTER'S BONE ... thanks for the review, Fuzz.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 4:23 p.m. CST

    FUCK YEAH!!!!

    by MacReady452

    American Gods came in the mail today.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 4:32 p.m. CST

    Resident Evil: Afterlife

    by MacReady452

    For the most part it is more of the same. Milla is as hot as ever. It made it almost criminal when she goes to take a shower and she ends up taking off her gun holsters......and thats it.<p>Some decent action, the polished look is gritty yet fake. Without revealing too much....it picks up where it left off, follows up on the loose ends, then immediately makes all that ground work irrelevant by taking a it a completely different direction. <p>If you like the first 3 you will prolly dig this but it isn't anything brilliant. 3/5

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 4:35 p.m. CST

    Wow

    by rogueleader66

    I swear some people have no brains. It's bad enough that people think Fishy is Choppah, but to say he was also SCOTPILGRIMFAN???? Anyone who knows anything about going online, especially to frums and such, could see that it was abot, plain and simple. It never responded to anyone and the posts were always the same with a slight variation here and there.<P>God people are such ignorant dolts.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 4:47 p.m. CST

    Mila hasn't aged, has she?

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 4:54 p.m. CST

    i just like how people think

    by Six Demon Bag

    certain posters can be 5 different people at one time..<P>do you know how crazy and time consuming that is???<P>like when nutcase said that we were one person and if you look at any given timeframe and the convos that occur, its ludicrous and scary that someone would think that..

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 4:55 p.m. CST

    The only clothing she removes in the gun holsters?

    by ColonelFatheart

    That's some kind of metaphor for viewing feminism in the 21st century. Don't ask me to explain myself, though.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 4:56 p.m. CST

    Watch it Sixes...you almost stepped on the line...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Mila never ages...she is an immortal.

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 5:01 p.m. CST

    i piss on the line!

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST

    Yea Sixies

    by rogueleader66

    You are on dangerous ground bro, keep your eye on that line.<P>That is so funny to even type it, that moron and his "lines". Priceless.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST

    mila is immortal!!

    by Six Demon Bag

    for she drinks the water shit!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 5:02 p.m. CST

    chick-en GOOD!

    by Six Demon Bag

    leeloo dallas multipass!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 5:05 p.m. CST

    From SomethingAwful.com

    by anonymoose

    You Didn't Really Think This One Through Did You, Paul? <P> by Ian "ProfessorClumsy" Maddison <P> EXPECTATIONS: None. <P> Yeah, I know it probably seems like a cop out to sum up my feelings with such a flippant single-word response, but there really isn't any other way to express it. I expect absolutely nothing from Resident Evil: Afterlife. With trailers playing up the fact that "every shot was designed for 3-D," which is a bullshit variant on "things fly towards the camera constantly," and a director whose greatest achievement to date is to be regularly confused with a much more accomplished director with a similar name, you'll forgive me if I don't get too enthusiastic about this one. <P> REALITY: The Resident Evil video game franchise was never noted for its powerful storytelling. The best it could do was distract you from its nonsensical narrative with effective atmosphere and jump scares, combined with a mix of puzzle-solving and fight-or-flight gameplay flourishes. Naturally, in the transition from game to film, the storytelling is pushed right to the forefront, and you can't distract people from your nonsense when they're not having to deal with shit at the same time. Paul W.S. Anderson has tackled this issue by completely doing away with the story of the games - not a bad idea in itself - and replacing them with one that makes even less sense. How is that physically possible, you ask? Well, let me see if I can unscramble this shit and put together a semi-coherent synopsis for you. <P> Albert Wesker (Shawn Roberts) is the obviously insane, yet massively wealthy chairman of a huge umbrella corporation called Umbrella Corporation. This is a front for his improbably expensive scientific experiments involving something called a T-Virus, which causes an unstoppable zombie apocalypse, among other things. So far, so acceptable; assuming you don't stop to think about character motivations and that sort of thing. Wesker's corporation is seemingly brought down when Alice (Milla Jovovich) and her army of Alice clones (the exact amount of whom is impossible to determine) violently murder all of his security personnel by defying the laws of physics and geographical restrictions. <P> Some time later, when Alice has supposedly lost her super powers due to an injection Wesker gave her, she is able to re-unite with her old friend Claire Redfield (Ali Larter), who suffers from convenient plot amnesia brought on by a robotic spider stuck to her chest, and together they go to a prison to rescue a small group of people that conveniently includes Claire's brother Chris (Wentworth Miller), who she doesn't remember because of that whole plot amnesia thing. They escape the prison, thanks to an enormous cache of automatic weapons, and make it on board a ship they expect to hold their salvation only to find that - surprise, surprise - it's an Umbrella Corporation vessel and Albert Wesker is on board carrying out his crazy experiments. <P> That's just boiling it down to the basic elements of the three-act structure while skirting over the copious amounts of plot convenience, physically impossible action scenes and characters who can magically teleport from room to room so long as they're not on camera. There are so many instances of the latter that giving only a single example would not do it justice, so here comes a list: <P>* The shower room scene, which has zombies climbing up through a large hole in the floor. Somehow the hole itself has gone unnoticed, and a confrontation is interrupted when one character notices a zombie has suddenly popped up behind Alice. Alice is facing the hole, so there is no obvious way for the zombie to have crept up on her without encountering the other guy first. <P>* On the roof of the prison, the zombies are locked inside. Suddenly, one of them runs into the frame behind the characters. The next shot shows the gates and door being smashed open, so I'm not sure how that one got through on its own. <P>* In the opening scene, upon learning of an intruder in the building, Wesker's security force blockades the entrance. Alice then drops down behind them and starts murdering them. Shortly afterward, her army of clones has also appeared from seemingly nowhere without anyone noticing. <P>* After all her clones are dead, the real Alice turns out to be on Wesker's escape helicopter. Presumably she was just hiding in there the whole time, but when and how she got in there is never explained. <P>* In the prison, Chris reveals the location of a hidden armoury that can only be accessed by swimming through the flooded basement levels. The water is teeming with zombies, making the swim difficult. Once they find the weapons, they just teleport themselves back to the group without the need for another dangerous swim. <P>* There is a giant monster with a giant hammer that breaks down the main gate to the prison. That's the kind of thing you would notice if it managed to squeeze itself through the door of the shower room, don't you think? I guess not. <P>* In the final sequence aboard the ship, Alice finds Wesker's office when she breaks off from the other characters. There is only one entrance to the office and Wesker is watching it carefully, with another armed man facing the other way and two monster dogs circling the room. In spite of this, Chris and Claire are still able to sneak up behind him without anybody noticing. <P>* (SPOILER ALERT) After Wesker has been violently destroyed, his remains are locked behind a thick blast door. Moments later, he has a head start on the protagonists as he makes for his escape helicopter. Once on board, he sets off a self-destruct device, only to find that Alice has moved the explosives onto his chopper, blowing him up. They didn't even know Wesker was there until they entered his office, there's no way Alice could have run off, found the self-destruct device, discerned which helicopter Wesker would try to escape with, smuggled the explosives on board, run back to his office, killed him, locked him in, and then suddenly be chasing him to the helicopter only to watch him explode because she already ran back and forth and ... oh, fuck it. <P> Considering this is supposed to be an action/horror film, a good sense of geography is essential. You can't just make stuff up on the spot for your characters to have already done off-screen, you need to give audiences something that makes sense. Remember Die Hard? That film had an excellent sense of geography. They spent a lot of time early on establishing where things were in relation to each other and how the main character moves around undetected. In Resident Evil: Afterlife, anybody who has been off-screen for any length of time is liable to suddenly appear behind you. It's pure laziness on every level, giving me the impression that Paul W.S. Anderson just doesn't care. He doesn't want people to think about his films on even the most basic of levels, which is to say, he doesn't care if people can even accept what they are seeing in front of them. All he cares about is if it looks cool, and that brings me to my next point. <P> Everything we see in this film looks like it came from the imagination of a young boy. Waifish super-models performing acrobatic martial-arts to brutally massacre faceless bad-guys and zombies, whilst constantly stopping to strike a pose in slow motion, does not constitute action in my book. The fact that all of this is presented in headache-inducing 3-D doesn't help either, especially when most scenes look like they were constructed from cardboard cutouts stood at varying distances from the camera. Every action scene falls into the same relying-on-convenience trap that the plot does, with trays of scalpels and falling shards of glass suddenly being put to improbable use whenever they were needed. <P> So there's no internal logic, the visuals beat you over the head, and the story is laughable. Please let there be some kind of an emotional hook at the very least ... Sorry, not this time. You'd think that the reunion of Claire and Chris Redfield would serve as some kind of emotional centre for the film, but it doesn't. In fact, apart from their initial scene in which Claire does not remember him, they barely interact at all. Even after Claire's amnesia is magically lifted, she offers no reaction to her brother's presence. They don't speak to each other, there is no indication given of how long it has been since they saw each other, their relationship is completely ignored. <P> All that does is make you aware of a huge failing with the fundamentals of the script; Alice and Claire are exactly the same character, differentiated only by one of them having amnesia. They may as well be the same character; just have one protagonist and then introduce Wentworth Miller as the brother, and instead of having amnesia, introduce some kind of tension between them. That way you can at least explore an emotional arc and actually have a somewhat engaging film. Who am I kidding? Anderson doesn't even understand how moving from one room to another works, he clearly isn't ready to learn about engaging story-telling techniques. <P> I want to finish by bringing up the only good thing about the entire film: it is only 97 minutes long. Thank God for that. Don't get excited just yet, because there's one more criticism coming your way and it is directly tied to what I just said. This film has no ending. There is absolutely no denouement to speak of. I know what you're thinking: "But ProfessorClumsy, you already spoiled the third act. Isn't that the ending?" Well, soon after that happens, a huge taskforce of Umbrella Security Dudes show up and a new villain is introduced and then they ... roll the credits. What is this, a television show? Do I have to tune in next week to find out what happens next? Then it hit me; that incoherent opening sequence. That was the ending of the previous film, wasn't it? This is how this franchise operates, holding out on the ending so that people watch the sequels. I'm wise to your evil plan, Paul W.S. Anderson. Wait... W.S? WeSker...? WESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSKERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!! <P> Narrative Coherence 0/10 <P> Physical Probability 0/10 <P> Geographical Consistency 0/10 <P> Charismatic Performances 0/10 <P> Satisfying Denouements 0/10 <P> Overall 0/50

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!

    by ColonelFatheart

    Something awful indeed.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Okay, foax. Outta here for the evening.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Keep fuckin' that chicken!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    AND DON'T FORGET YOUR < P > RECS!

    by ColonelFatheart

    I'm going live with what I got tomorrow at 11:45 am Eastern tomorrow.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 5:44 p.m. CST

    BLACK DYNAMITE drinking game

    by MacReady452

    Drink every time they say Black Dynamite, you diabolical dick shrinking mother fuckers.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 5:58 p.m. CST

    Cream Corn

    by Fuzzyjefe

    Nooooooooooo!!!!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 6:07 p.m. CST

    You're welcome Colonel, and g'night.

    by Fuzzyjefe

    I was very happy I liked WINTER'S BONE as much as I did. Oftentimes, smaller indie films get a lot of love because they are really 'better than they should be' IMO. This movie was GOOD. <p> You really get a sense of how different the rules are in that place, and that helps you get a firm grip on how dangerous Ree's little quest can be. And Jennifer Lawrence plays Ree sooo perfect. She's this 17-year-old girl that has her family and their little bit of land. And though she's scared of some of the folks she has to deal with, and out of her depth quite a bit...she has this core of STEEL that she flashes when needed. <p> And John Hawkes (Miami Vice, East Bound & Down, Lost) plays her uncle, Teardrop, like a coiled spring that would destroy you if it ever got sprung. It was a damn winner, for sure. I'm gonna add that to my collection first chance I get. <p> As you can tell, It's on my mind. I could go on and on about it. But you peeps should find out for yourselves at the earliest opportunity.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Brutal review!

    by TedKordLives

    But P.W.S.A.'s been going downhill since EVENT HORIZON, and his speed has only increased over the years... <P> Heya gang.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 6:09 p.m. CST

    STAR TREK fans are the craziest motherfuckers...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...in this space/time continuum. No doubt about it...and now they've got the CHOPPAHMATIC stirring the pot...

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 6:11 p.m. CST

    Hiya, Ted, Fuzz. I just got here myself. Need to...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...catch up.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 6:17 p.m. CST

    Good BAMF, guys.

    by TedKordLives

    Anybody notice that I broke this thread in the day is was posted?

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 6:28 p.m. CST

    howdy Flick...

    by Fuzzyjefe

    I've kinda given up on the 'catch-up', ESPECIALLY on busy-ass days like today. I sorta see the p-back as a bar. I come in, take a stool, and pick it up from there. <p> I may go back for a little pointer from time to time, but there's days when ya'll are just a bit TOO prolific.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 6:38 p.m. CST

    I gottsta know what's going on, and if Nilla sends me...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...a message from the future, I don't want to miss it.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 6:49 p.m. CST

    M'kay then.

    by Fuzzyjefe

    I been dippin' my toes in the trekback. Nothing too crazy yet. <p> Would you like to know more? <p> Yes, please.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 6:52 p.m. CST

    I catch up and post at the same time, now...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    I just open a new window to read, so I always come back to the same place, and the other I refresh every few minutes...<p>I read slow.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 7 p.m. CST

    Boborci...please redo the Space Hippies story

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    and mix it with the half/black/half/white racial story and throw in some Space Mexicans and make it RELEVANT, baby

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 7:01 p.m. CST

    Hey gang

    by rogueleader66

    Gonna call my kids then watch The Expendables, will give my thoughts on it later, keep that chicken greased!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Why would ANYONE think Fishus was anything other...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    than what he professes to be.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 7:06 p.m. CST

    A sadistic, vegetarian, French fish?

    by FlickaPoo

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 7:08 p.m. CST

    Could be, Flick...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    I see Mr Nice Gaius is implicating DannyGlover'sDickblood...<p>I don't know that he's THAT good...

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 7:18 p.m. CST

    I honestly can't believe

    by Fuzzyjefe

    that anyone actually puts that much thought into it. When someone bothers me on the boards, I try to ignore 'em. <p> I know, call me crazy...

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 7:19 p.m. CST

    And good eventide to ya Cheeses.

    by Fuzzyjefe

    Glad to know the riblets are feeling better and better. <p> I saw a card made by THE ONION the other day at Target. It had a pic of a mean-looking cat and the headline read: CAT THINKS OF MURDER ALL DAY.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    Another winner from THE ONION card rack:

    by Fuzzyjefe

    2 scientists standing over a dead dolphin with clipboards. Headline: SCIENTISTS FIND DOLPHINS NOT SO SMART ON LAND.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 7:21 p.m. CST

    I implied the same with MNG last week

    by D.Vader

    They both display signs of great intelligence now and then, something you realized about Danny when he wasn't playin the part of the troll. But Danny is busy these days so I don't think he really could be the Choppah too.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 7:40 p.m. CST

    HHHHAAAA!!!! Fuzzy...On both examples...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Cats Vs Dolphins on Land...I'd watch that for a dollar...

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 7:42 p.m. CST

    I know Cheeses..

    by Fuzzyjefe

    I got a few glances as I was guffawing like an ass in the card aisle. I didn't care.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 7:48 p.m. CST

    I do believe that cats ALWAYS have murder...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    in the back of their mind...I've seen what they do to the little lizards that sometimes sneak into the house to avoid the heat.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Oh I know Cheeses, I know

    by Fuzzyjefe

    I had two cats myself for years. The sweetest, most hands-on kitties the world has known. I mean, freakin' lap-cats. That's a rare thing. <p> But let a critter in the house.....MURDER-DEATH-KILL.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 7:58 p.m. CST

    You choads still at it?

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    Well touch my tooter!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8 p.m. CST

    I'll touch your tooter, CHOPPAH...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    right after you toot my toucher...

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:03 p.m. CST

    Oh poop!

    by Fuzzyjefe

    We gots bicycle sharer calling Bob Orci out on trekback. <p> Fight! Fight! Fight! Fight!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST

    'dolphins not so smart on land'

    by TedKordLives

    BWAH-HAHAHAHAHAHA-HAHAHAHAHAHA! <P>Suck it dolphins!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:21 p.m. CST

    Here's another one for ya:

    by Fuzzyjefe

    Picture of a normal-looking, thirtysomething fella. Headline: 134-YEAR-OLD ATTRIBUTES LONGEVITY TO TYPOGRAPHICAL ERROR.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    Hahaha

    by TedKordLives

    Nice, Jefe. And good to see that you turned some people on to 'Winter's Bone' over in the Trekback. Having grown up in the Ozarks, I should prolly check that out my own self.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST

    Thanks Ted.

    by Fuzzyjefe

    I tell you, I haven't been that affected by a film in a while. I can't quite put my finger on what, exactly it was....but I just really dug the hell out of it. <p> I think a big part of it was that it didn't make asses of the folks that live there, in that way. It just showed things the way they were (I know it's a movie, but you get what I'm saying). I HATE it when film-makers make folks that live 'differently' look like fools, or objects of ridicule. <p> Just because someone is brought up different from you, or comes from another part of the country, doesn't make them 'less' than you. It's that smug superiority you get oftentimes that makes my teeth grate.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST

    So what's the PB consensus:

    by TedKordLives

    Boborci, the real deal or not? I can see it being the real dude, but what do you guys think?

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST

    I have no idea. I believe Cobra thinks he might be...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...real. If I may presume to speak for the Dojo.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Unless I'm mistaken Ted

    by Fuzzyjefe

    I believe he's popped up from time to time, usually in Orci-related TBs. I know that doesn't prove anything, but it would be a pretty strange trolling technique to just wait on an Orci-themed TB, and then bring out your boborci handle. <p> Then again....maybe not.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:41 p.m. CST

    Things HAVE been getting weirder and weirder...

    by TedKordLives

    And for AICN, that's fucking saying something. Personally, I blame fucking CHOPstick for the devolution of discourse. But that's just me.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:46 p.m. CST

    You think, Ted? I'd say there's an ebb and flow...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...to it. I started posting during the reign of DickBlood...place was a madhouse. It was a long time before I realized people discoursed here at all.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:46 p.m. CST

    One strike against though:

    by Fuzzyjefe

    He frikkin' ignored my FRINGE question. So he's a troll or a poopy-head. Maybe both. <p> I just wanna know how much Charlie Francis we're gonna get this season. That's all.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:48 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I'm sorta with Flicka on this one.

    by Fuzzyjefe

    I didn't even have a handle for a loooong time, things were so FLAMING. <p> I noticed that the @sshole TBs were much more convo-oriented, so I got my handle & posted there from time-to-time. Then, when I had all this free time, it was GAME ON.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:49 p.m. CST

    But still

    by Fuzzyjefe

    you gotta just keep your head down and carry on any discourse in spite of a lot of gooberism.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Flick, maybe you're right, brother.

    by TedKordLives

    Orville or Wilbur? HA! <P> Ok, MST3K quotes aside, I can see your point. I started coming here just a few months before the Baleback, tho, so I might not have the proper frame of reference.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    All that hate's gonna burn that talkback up, kid.

    by Fuzzyjefe

    Keeps it warm.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 8:59 p.m. CST

    I think what Flick is saying is...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Whatever doesn't CHOP us, only makes us stronger...

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9 p.m. CST

    The Expendables

    by rogueleader66

    Stallone and Co. do not disappoint, and while I would have liked to have seen a more team oriented movie, they seemed kind of disjointed until towards the end, but there was some awesome action, a ton of blood and bullets, and it was just great to see Dolph back on the big screen, I hope if they do another, he gets a bigger part. A few minor complaints, but overall a very satisfying film.<P>4/5 Stars

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9 p.m. CST

    Pre-Pedalback, I was always only about the jokes...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I mostly posted in the morning, and I'd just try to post the funniest thing I could think of in each new article as it appeared.<P> I was pretty proud of some of that stuff. All gone now...like tears in the rain.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:02 p.m. CST

    Was it purple rain Flicka?

    by Fuzzyjefe

    Or Bloodrayne?

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:04 p.m. CST

    ...acid rain, Jefe.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:05 p.m. CST

    'Was it regular rain? Or was it...

    by TedKordLives

    CHUBBY RAIN?!?'

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Blue eyes melting

    by Fuzzyjefe

    IN THE RAIN!! OH GOD!!!! THE BURNING!!!!!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST

    And like all rain, it joins the cosmic puddle, Flick...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    to forever resonate with all mankind...

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Oh my I think I just crossed ass_tasters "line" gang

    by rogueleader66

    Help me PB he is gonna TYPE AT ME!!!!!!! OMG I DONT KNOW IF I CAN TAKE THE PAIN!!!!!!!<P>God what a pathetic loser.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:11 p.m. CST

    "Alien love?!?

    by TedKordLives

    Why you say 'Alien love'?!?" <P> Ok, I'll stop quoting 'Bowfinger' now.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:16 p.m. CST

    CHOCOLATE RAIN

    by SON_OF_THE_CHOPPAH

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    My my ... what IS going on in here???

    by SON_OF_THE_CHOPPAH

    I DO declare!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Ted, you really can't find a theatrical cut of ALIENS?...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...both versions came with my collector's edition DVD, and I only got it a few years ago.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Ted, this one...

    by FlickaPoo

    http://tinyurl.com/348x5ag

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Gotta go get Mrs Rogue from work guys

    by rogueleader66

    I may come back just to play with ass_taster for a bit. Guy is a freaking riot.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:24 p.m. CST

    Flick.

    by TedKordLives

    I should have clarified. I couldn't find a USED copy of ALIENS t-cut.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST

    ...oh. Ted, that's because nobody's willing to give...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...that shit up.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:29 p.m. CST

    Yeah, that makes sense.

    by TedKordLives

    Although when I was looking for a copy for our liveblog, I did see one that I THINK was the one you linked to, but it was locked in a plastic box and was maybe missing some of the outer packaging, so I had no idea what was inside. But it was really expensive for a used copy so I didn't bring it up with the shopkeep. <P> I think I'll go take a look after work, which is five minutes from now. <P> So, later gang!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Later Teddster...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Later Teddster...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Night, Ted.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:38 p.m. CST

    Oopps...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Well whattayaknow...

    by Fuzzyjefe

    Herc has confirmed Bob Orci in the trekback. <p> He still didn't answer my Fringe question. It was benign. Rubbin' elbows fellas, rubbin' elbows.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 9:53 p.m. CST

    I bet D. Vader and Terry Gillium are drunk as shit...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    at a tittie bar right now, talking about midgets and working with Katherine Hellman and how many monkeys it actually takes to make a good chili...

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 10:44 p.m. CST

    I can't wait to hear about D.Vader's

    by STLost

    adventures with Mr. Gilliam. That is bad ass!

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Damnit damnit damnit

    by D.Vader

    Gilliam got into the other guy's van. This is after the producer cock-blocked him during the introductions between us and the 6 other pple that were on the flight, and she never introduced herself to us either. <p> Ah well. I guess there's tomorrow.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Good luck for tomorrow Vades.

    by Fuzzyjefe

    Fuzzy-----out for the night. Keep it real, or just real wierd.

  • Sept. 13, 2010, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Knee cap that other driver tomorrow, D-man...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    go totally Tonya Harding on his ass...

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 4:58 a.m. CST

    Love you guys!

    by StephenKingRules

    Just to clear things up: I'm Lotharius. Sorry it's been so long since I've been on here. I forgot my password, been involved in a marriage thingamagig, and have become a father to a son! A busy few months to be sure!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 5:19 a.m. CST

    Watching "Rapid Fire" right now!

    by StephenKingRules

    Perfect DTV (though it was released theatrically) action movie. Powers Boothe is in this thing. And Brandon Lee (who should have been a star) in a simplistic plot with unexpected emotional resonance. With some awe-aspiring martial arts, this is the type of Grindhouse film that QT and RR have been searching for!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 6:35 a.m. CST

    forgotton passwords...

    by STLost

    marriage thingamagigs, and babies. All valid excuses to miss the pedalback for those few months. <P> But only valid &thinsp;&zwj;&zwj;&zwj;&zwj;<br>once. &thinsp;&zwj;&zwj;&zwj;&zwj</br> <P> Don't forget that..... *evil eye* <P> Welcome back lotharius! And congrats on the bouncy baby boy!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 6:40 a.m. CST

    Lotharius! Welcome back!

    by D.Vader

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 7:11 a.m. CST

    < P >'s Rec Room recs due now!!!

    by ColonelFatheart

    I am going live with them at around 11:45 a.m. Eastern. Get moving, folks!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Good morning gang

    by rogueleader66

    Hope everyone had a good night. Sorry about the BS yesterday in the Klingonback.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Morning, morning!

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Can't wait to read those Recs!

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Morning, folks.<BR><BR>Monday is over. Thank the fucking lord.<BR><BR>Since Mr. Orci is gracing our humble abode here at AICN, I saw fit to throw my two cents in about the latest ST film. <BR><BR>Can't BELIEVE Asi missed Orci. A travesty.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 7:40 a.m. CST

    i am lothar KING of the HILL people..

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 7:42 a.m. CST

    Ehhhhhhh

    by rogueleader66

    Yesterday sucked, I have to stop letting that tool reel me into his stupid bullshit...again, sorry guys.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 7:43 a.m. CST

    congrats on all your adventures in the real world..

    by Six Demon Bag

    i feel like samwise's OTHER best friend that got ditched when he took a hike with frodo, only to come back years later and you regale your stories to us over some mead and other portly goods..<P>but little do you know i broke rosie in like a stallion while you were gone..see this smile..see her limp..now add it up..<P>oh and welcome back..

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 7:45 a.m. CST

    Morning Fishy

    by rogueleader66

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 7:48 a.m. CST

    Lotharius

    by rogueleader66

    Hello, I am a relative newbie here (in the PB, not at AICN), even though I don't know you (have seen you around as Lotharius) I will say welcome back and congrats on your new arrival! I have three myself and being a parent is awesome.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 7:59 a.m. CST

    Just got another Rec!

    by ColonelFatheart

    Thanks, Scary! <p>Tick ... tick ... tick ... tick

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Congrats, Lotharius.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Good to see you, man.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:19 a.m. CST

    rogue...don't worry about it

    by STLost

    Kobe is just easy fodder to get worked up over.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:24 a.m. CST

    man i wasnt even there and that bitch talked shit..

    by Six Demon Bag

    whatta bitch..<P>hes obviously not playing by any rules..and im sorry as i said before..i will call ANYONE out, regardless of what they think.<P>if bob orci aint untouchable..sure as shit kobe aint.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:28 a.m. CST

    STL

    by rogueleader66

    Thanks dude. The guy just gets so fucking irritating, its as if he thrives on being a total asshole and he tries to piss off as many people as possible. I just try to laugh at him because he is so damn ridiculous, NO ONE acts like that in real life. So I know it's an act, but he is still a dick.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Just got another Rec!

    by ColonelFatheart

    Thanks, Flick.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:39 a.m. CST

    Well Fishy

    by white_vader

    For me, Tuesday is over. And I'm getting nervous. Up to half way through the week and I've been trying to nail a design and really thought I had it, but the boss wanted me to head back in the other direction. If I don't nail things in the next couple of days, the next few weeks will be a nightmare. And I'm not turning out enough stuff. Yeesh... <p> You ever get that feeling, the coming storm?

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:40 a.m. CST

    Hotdamn, congratulations, Loth!

    by FlickaPoo

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Hey Loth, er Lothy, er...

    by white_vader

    what was your nickname before, dude? <p> Should we just call you Kingsy now? <p> Anyway congrats dude.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Whew...sorry to cut it so close, Col.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Outta here now.

    by ColonelFatheart

    When I'm back, the Recs will be with me.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:43 a.m. CST

    Nilla

    by rogueleader66

    I get that feeling a lot dude. Most of the time the dread I am sensing does not come, or is not as bad as I had anticipated, but still, I hate feeling that way regardless.<P>Remind me again Nilla, cause I am an idiot...what do you do?

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:45 a.m. CST

    Nilla, like a train wreck in slow motion?...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I know that feeling far too well. For me it usually involves slowly colliding schedules. I sign up for things years in advance, and each project moves at its own pace...inevitably resulting in pileup. <P> Jesus! what a clusterfuck.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:46 a.m. CST

    Later Colonel

    by rogueleader66

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:51 a.m. CST

    just did my rec..

    by Six Demon Bag

    a double rec..<P>when i procrastinate..i make up for it with twice the work!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:52 a.m. CST

    Hey, Six. Are you taking a break from WHO, or...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...are you jut keeping your thoughts private?

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:56 a.m. CST

    no im in the 6th doctor now..

    by Six Demon Bag

    do NOT like him..<P>i know i need to give you an update..i should be done with the classic series by friday..update henceforth..

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:03 a.m. CST

    I can't wait for you to start the new series...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...hear what you think, see how it compares, etc...

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:20 a.m. CST

    i have the eccleston series on reserve at library..

    by Six Demon Bag

    have you seen the TV movie from the 90s? i know i should skip it..but i havent heard anything GOOD about it..

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:22 a.m. CST

    Good morning you bunch of car-thievin' so-and-so's!

    by Fuzzyjefe

    Gonna head out in a bit to pick up FRAINGE ssn 2 with my trade-in credits. <p> Had a good time last night with the Star Trek name game. There were some damn winners up in there. <p> Can't wait to see the recommendations today.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:26 a.m. CST

    G'Mornin Fuzzman

    by rogueleader66

    I need to catch up on Fringe as well, only saw most of the first season but I liked what I saw. Watched The Expendables last night, good ole, bloo guts and bullets...loved it.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:33 a.m. CST

    You DO need to catch up Rogue

    by Fuzzyjefe

    FRINGE is REALLY good. There was a bit of a lull during the 2nd season, but once it picked up the thread again, it was fantastic. John Noble is awesome, Joshua Jackson has won me over, and frikkin' Robocob was in one of the best episodes so far. <p> It seems like there was absolutely NOTHING that Dr Bishop didn't at least TRY to do in his lab at one time or another.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Speaking of Recs, we saw DEAD LEAVES last night...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...it isn't every day you see something that makes you say...damn, I haven't seen anything quite like that before. <P> I think any anime, animation, or comic book fan should give this a peek...give your eyeballs a good 15-20 minutes to adjust to the speed and girth. You'll either kinda love it, or you'll think it's the next big nail in the coffin of human civilization. It's streaming on Netflix, so no commitment necessary.<P> Japanese trailer...<P> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCuieF9Uzgc<P> English trailer...<P> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCuieF9Uzgc<P> The trailers don't do it justice, this is hardcore eyeball fucking.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Was Nimoy as awesome as I have heard he is?

    by rogueleader66

    I hear he was just great in his guest role in Fringe, is the hype true?

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Y'know, he was alright at first

    by Fuzzyjefe

    and seemed to be sleepwalking. The later epis with him were a bit more livelier. Especially whenever he and John Noble were trading barbs.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:40 a.m. CST

    YOU!!!

    by Fuzzyjefe

    Ya crap too much!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:41 a.m. CST

    That was.....something else Flicka.

    by Fuzzyjefe

    I don't know. It's going on the list. But in pencil.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:42 a.m. CST

    Alright fellers

    by Fuzzyjefe

    I'm gonna hit the road for a while. I'll be back, all FRINGE'd up.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:43 a.m. CST

    didnt john noble get into a fight with someone?

    by Six Demon Bag

    he has a beef with someone..perhaps kobe?

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:47 a.m. CST

    for some reason i thought it was RIP TORN..

    by Six Demon Bag

    Egyptian actor Omar Sharif reportedly rammed a table lamp into his fellow actor, Lord of the Rings star John Noble’s face after the two got into a violent argument at the Umaid Bhavan Palace in Jodhpur recently. The two actors, who are shooting in the desert city for the movie ‘One Night With the King,’ which also stars acting legend Peter O Toole, were reportedly quite drunk when an argument turned into a fist fight following which Sharif hit Noble with the lamp

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:48 a.m. CST

    ...here, this gives a better idea...<P>

    by FlickaPoo

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:49 a.m. CST

    ...here, this gives a better idea of the visuals...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...[music not from the movie]<P> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsqhIixYa2k&feature=related

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:52 a.m. CST

    PARTY DOWN MOVIE NOW!!! i Will Go See It 257 Times!

    by pr1c3y

    Fans of Scott should check out, The Vicious Kind the darkest, most heartbreaking feel good comedy ever made. And for the venom spouters, Adam does some serious banging to the Prom Shite girl in it. Superb little movie.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:57 a.m. CST

    Ah'm back

    by white_vader

    never met a 'puter I couldn't overload... <p> Hey Rogue. Yeah, I hate that felling, especially when you get it weeks away. And I do fillums, character design, storyboards, concept art, FX stuff, bit of advertising, alla that gear. Whatever pays the bills basically. Things Down Under are a bit grim so I jump around from Live-action to animation, ads, commercial illustration, whatever. Damn our strong dollar, we don't get your cast-off productions any more!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:10 a.m. CST

    I'm looking forward to season 2 of Fringe

    by white_vader

    The first was up and down for me. Very much a victim of the "formula", and it really started to annoy me how conveniently everything they ran into had been one of his old experiments. That sort of lazy plotting doesn't usually come in until the fourth season! BUT, I did enjoy it overall, and it was with some reservation that I had to admit Noble's and Jackson's character dynamic really started working well when Akiva fucking Goldsman came on board. Before then it was so pat, simplistic and repetitious, but in the last few eps I really felt they started to get into the right groove, and much less "two things occur to me" with the second inevitably being a non-sequitor or him wanting something to eat while doing something disgusting. But I feel like it will hit its stride for me in Season 2, and the big arc stuff will be a bit more natural. <p> Of course I'm a bit patriotic about the Aussies, and Noble is doing a great Vincent Price, but man, Anna Torv just can't bloody act. Her Soap Opera roots show in her desperate overacting and anguished expressions that often have bugger-all to do with the appropriate reaction. She's just trying so damned HARD! Maybe she'll chill a bit more... I think they just hired her because they needed a different blonde chick.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:12 a.m. CST

    i s fringe good?

    by Six Demon Bag

    how many seasons have there been?

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:22 a.m. CST

    ewwwww..akiva goldsername worked on FRINGE..

    by Six Demon Bag

    nevermind.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:25 a.m. CST

    Yeah, I pretty much love FRINGE

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    There's an off episode every once in awhile (and the season 2 finale had problems in logic), but--as Fuzzy mentioned--"White Tulip" guest starring Peter Weller is one of the best single tv shows I've seen EVER. The ending had me bawling like a 1 year old kid.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:44 a.m. CST

    < P >'s Rec Room, September 2010, Rec #1

    by ColonelFatheart

    "Dots and Loops" by Stereolab (1997)<br> Album<p> Recommended by STLost<p> Great as background music for a party, or if you are alone (or coupled up) in the dark, chatting or whatnot. Also works great for winding down for the night. A great ambient music album which has a smooth sound to it. It has a 60s feel to it that instantly grabbed my attention. And who would have thought I would be interested in music that has singing in French.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:46 a.m. CST

    < P >'s Rec Room, September 2010, Rec #2

    by ColonelFatheart

    The Wildcard Series, by George R.R. Martin<br> A Sci/fi fantasy series of novels and mosaic novels (collection of short stories woven into a coherent plot line arc.)<p> Recommended by Cheeses_of_Nazareth<p> Why?...If you like comic book superheroes and you like them gritty and realistic, it just doesn't get any better than this series about and alien virus that causes people to become "Jokers" or "Aces". The Aces include a Fortunado, a mystic pimp who charges his powers with Tantric sex acts, the Turtle, a shy but powerful telekinetic who can only use his powers while hidden in his floating shell, a killer named Demise who can kill with a glance and many other colorful takes on the superhero genre. The first three books are the best as they chronicle the history of the virus and the first battle with the truly malevolent Astronomer and his minions and the arrival on earth of the dreaded swarm, Tiamat...<p> An awesome sexy, funny and frightening read for those of us who grew up on comics...

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:49 a.m. CST

    LET IT BEGIN, LET IT BEGIIIIIIN!!

    by FlickaPoo

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:49 a.m. CST

    < P >'s Rec Room, September 2010, Rec #3

    by ColonelFatheart

    The Hap Collins/Leonard Pine Novels, by Joe R. Lansdale<br> All seven so far:<br> SAVAGE SEASON<br> MUCHO MOJO<br> THE TWO-BEAR MAMBO<br> BAD CHILI<br> RUMBLE TUMBLE<br> CAPTAINS OUTRAGEOUS<br> VANILLA RIDE<p> Recommended by Fuzzyjefe <p> I understand this recommendation is for ONE THING a month. But you gotta go with all or nothing on these. Not because of continuity (though there is a loose continuity, recurring characters, etc). Not because they all tell one big story. But because once you read about these guys, you'll want more. I mean it. Hap and Leonard are a couple of 40-something east Texans with a friendship tighter than a Gordian knot and each is tough as ten-penny nails (don't let the fact that Leonard is gay lead you to believe he won't whup your ass). I suppose you'd classify each as a mystery/thriller. Lansdale tells each story with prose that reads like some good-ole-boy sittin' on his front porch spinnin' a yarn you don't want to end. Here's an exerpt from BAD CHILI. Hap & Leonard are out in a pasture taking shots at cans, shooting the shit:<p> We had one revolver between us, and as Leonard talked, he handed the revolver to me and I started to load it. I had placed four shells in the chambers when out of the woods, bounding as if on a Pogo stick, came a frenzied squirrel.<br> Let me tell you, if you have never seen an agitated squirrel you have seen very little, nor have you heard much, because the sound of an angry squirrel is not to be forgotten. It is high-pitched and shrill enough to twist your jockeys up your crack.<br> For a moment, Leonard and I were frozen with amazement, stunned by the shrieking. Both of us have been in and around the woods all our lives, and as a youngster I had hunted squirrel and our family had fried and stewed and eaten them with poke salad and mustard greens on many occaisions, but in all my born days, and I'm sure in Leonard's, we had never seen anything quite like this.<br> I suddenly wondered if my taste in meat had been passed down through generations of squirrels by word of mouth, and here, finally, was old Beebo come to avenge the death of a relative. That rascal was bouncing four feet high at a leap, and after four leaps it was totally clear of the woods and was springing directly toward us. We broke and ran. The squirrel, however, was not a quitter.<br> Glancing over my shoulder, I saw that it was in fact gaining on us, and Leonard's cussing was having absolutely no effect, other than to perhaps further enrage the animal, who might have had Baptist leanings. <p> That little tidbit is within the first 4 pages. Before the real trouble starts. I love Lansdale, and the Hap & Leonard novels are my favorites of his. Funny, fast-paced, action-packed and surprisingly thoughtful through all the mess that goes on.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Three for now. I want to let 'em breathe.

    by ColonelFatheart

    I'll put the next group out in about an hour or so.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:52 a.m. CST

    Thanks to everyone who got in their Recs.

    by ColonelFatheart

    We had some squeeze in right at the deadline, but they made it, bless their souls.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Not all the Pebrews I emailed submitted, but

    by ColonelFatheart

    I think we had a pretty good turnout for the first time.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:54 a.m. CST

    Hey Flick, have you seen the trailers for Gaspar Noe's

    by white_vader

    Enter the Void/ Especially the first one which is basically the credit sequence from the look of it. Don't look if you have epilepsy though!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11 a.m. CST

    I'm loving this Rec business. ST you have to...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...watch out for the French. Give'em an inch, and they'll take a meter.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11 a.m. CST

    ...Nilla, I have not...let me fix that.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:02 a.m. CST

    I like George RR Martin's style, just from reading

    by ColonelFatheart

    A Song of Ice and Fire. I may have to check out this Wildcard series now.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Man, I always post and then get swamped.

    by white_vader

    Looks like everyone else is a lot more lenient when it comes to Fringe than I! And yes, Goldsman made it better. Shudder. I guess that's karma for all the crap he brought to stuff like I, Robot (Smiff's fault too) and, well, most everything else. <p> Now I wish I hadda got off my arse for the recs. Couldn't think of anything cool enough in time...

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Don't worry, Nilla. There's always next month.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Cool, Col.

    by white_vader

    Can you do food?

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Anything, 'Nilla. Food, booze, music, places, anything.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:08 a.m. CST

    If you got something now, 'nilla, just email me,

    by ColonelFatheart

    and I'll post it later today. <p>They're all going in a thread at the Shelter, too.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Hmm...I think I might like to ENTER THE VOID.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST

    ...because I've already seen TOUCHING THE VOID...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...and while I loved the movie, I NEVER want to do that.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST

    How about FILLING THE VOID?

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST

    GROPING THE VOID

    by Six Demon Bag

    a family film

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:14 a.m. CST

    UNLEASHING THE VOID!!!

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:15 a.m. CST

    ...hehehehe.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:16 a.m. CST

    THE VOID GOT FINGERED.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:16 a.m. CST

    CHOPPIN THE VOID!!

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:17 a.m. CST

    SAY NOTHING, starring John Cusack as

    by ColonelFatheart

    Void Dobler.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:17 a.m. CST

    BACK TO THE NOTHING

    by ColonelFatheart

    Starring Christopher Void and the Langoliers.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Blank-faced Channing Tatum played

    by ColonelFatheart

    Pretty Boy Void in PUBLIC ENEMIES.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:19 a.m. CST

    CLASH OF THE VOIDS, starring whatshisname...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I'm drawing a complete blank.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:20 a.m. CST

    TWEAKING THE VOID

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    VOIDIAC

    by Six Demon Bag

    about a serial killer who escapes the grasp of the police by dare i say it..avoiding them!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    THIS SUMMER, VOIDS!...WILL!! CLASH!!!...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...[crickets]

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:23 a.m. CST

    LETHAL VOID = The amount of work I'm getting done...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...right now.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Hogan's Zeroes

    by ColonelFatheart

    Co-starring Void Bochner.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:25 a.m. CST

    The Void Is Not Enough

    by rogueleader66

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:28 a.m. CST

    You and me both Flick!

    by rogueleader66

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:28 a.m. CST

    as the saying goes...a VOID in the hand

    by Six Demon Bag

    is worth two in the bush

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:29 a.m. CST

    BYE BYE VOIDY?

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:29 a.m. CST

    SEA HUNT starring VOID bridges!

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:31 a.m. CST

    < P >'s Rec Room, September 2010, Rec #4

    by ColonelFatheart

    CWCki (http://www.cogsdev.org/cwcki/Main_Page)<br> Website<p> Recommended by anonymoose<p> Other than providing endless and ongoing entertainment, this website is guaranteed to make you feel better about your life. Give yourself a pat on the back for being at least halfway normal and decent... Unless you're Chris. Then you're fucked.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:32 a.m. CST

    PARENTHOOD is back on tonight..

    by Six Demon Bag

    great show

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Ha! Oh, Moose...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...Chris-Chan had me at psych-O.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:33 a.m. CST

    < P >'s Rec Room, September 2010, Rec #5

    by ColonelFatheart

    Sons of Anarchy<br> Television show<p> Recommended by MacReady452<p> Since season 3 just premiered I will REC Sons of Anarchy. If you haven't gotten on board yet seasons 1 and 2 are available on Netflix. GET TO IT!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST

    Never even heard of SONS OF ANARCHY...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...interesting.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:34 a.m. CST

    < P >'s Rec Room, September 2010, Rec #6

    by ColonelFatheart

    They Thirst by Robert McCammon <br>Book<p> Recommended by rogueleader66<p> In my opinion, the best vampire story ever written. Well paced, an array of great characters, a book you will not want to put down. At the time of it's publication, there had not been anything like it, and nothing has topped it since. It has been out of print for a number of years, so check your local library or secondhand bookstore, or Amazon, it will be worth the effort, I guarantee it.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:35 a.m. CST

    I'm really intrigued by this McCammon fellow.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:36 a.m. CST

    My library has it!...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...good'ol library.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:39 a.m. CST

    I signed up for PaperbackSwap.com.

    by ColonelFatheart

    I haven't started swapping yet, but a friend tells me it's the best thing that's happened to her book-reading life ... and she reads a library's worth a month.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Colonel

    by rogueleader66

    McCammon rocks dude. Aside from my rec, he wrote a Stand type story that IMO is way better than The Stand, which I loved. It's called Swan Song. Fucking awesome.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:45 a.m. CST

    I think I'm even more interested in that end of the world...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...book by the same guy.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:47 a.m. CST

    I'll have to catch PARENTHOOD on Hulu.

    by anonymoose

    I'll be gone for a few days. See ya.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:48 a.m. CST

    RIP Harold Gould

    by ColonelFatheart

    Harold Gould, a veteran character actor who played Betty White's boyfriend on classic U.S. sitcom "The Golden Girls" and con man Kid Twist in the 1973 movie "The Sting," has died, the Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.<p> Gould died Saturday at the Motion Picture and Television Fund retirement community in Los Angeles, of prostate cancer that had metastasized, said Leah Gould, his daughter-in-law. He was 86. Gould appeared in movies such as "Harper," the 1974 remake of "The Front Page," "Love and Death," "Silent Movie," "Freaky Friday" and "Patch Adams." He was also widely respected for his theater work.<p> On television, Gould may be best remembered for playing Martin Morgenstern on the 1974-78 situation comedy "Rhoda" and Miles Webber on the 1985-92 sitcom "The Golden Girls."<p> He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lea, his children, Deborah Gould Harris, Joshua Gould and Lowell Gould, and five grandchildren.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Man, I miss the creaky old used bookstores in...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...Sarasota Fl. So many people dying every day down there...so many moldy old libraries that heirs and beneficiaries don't want to take the time to sort through...

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Have fun, Moose.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Flick...see the post above yours LOL

    by rogueleader66

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:52 a.m. CST

    Flick, you should make a pilgrimage up to

    by ColonelFatheart

    Montclair one day. There's a great, creaky old bookstore called the Montclair Book Center. Very dusty, very dense with good ol' dead trees. <p>http://www.montclairbookcenter.com

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:53 a.m. CST

    See ya, 'moose!

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:54 a.m. CST

    Swan Song is on my radar.

    by ColonelFatheart

    And speaking of vampires and end of the world books, my DF is reading GDT's/Chuck Hogan's The Strain right now. She says it's really creepy and that there's an autopsy scene that made her want to ralph up her lunch.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Well, I'm back ya'll.

    by Fuzzyjefe

    Cool to start seeing those recs going up. <p> Flicka, I gotta second SWAN SONG. Though it DOES have more than a passing resemblance to THE STAND, there are plenty of really cool unique ideas in there. Cool characters, a touch of THE ROAD WARRIOR, and nuclear armageddon. What else do you need?

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:02 p.m. CST

    Yeah Colonel

    by Fuzzyjefe

    THE STRAIN is verra good as well. The second book is out (for the general population, anyway) 2 weeks from today. I'm all a-quiver.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:04 p.m. CST

    Man, I can talk books all day long.

    by Fuzzyjefe

    I've read 8 books in the last week. I've watched 1 movie, if that tells you anything.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:06 p.m. CST

    Do you write, Fuzzy?

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:10 p.m. CST

    Holy Crap

    by rogueleader66

    Burger King now makes a 2500 calorie, 144 grams of fat Pizza burger, at the moment, only offered in the Times Square BK in good ole NYC.<P>In this artery clogger....4, thats right, 4 whopper patties, mozzarella cheese, pepperoni, marinara sauce, & tuscan pesto sauce all on a sesame seed bun, cut into 6 pieces like a pizza.<P>I can truly say I have gotten fatter just from reading about it and if I keep reading my cholesterol will rise as well

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Fuzzman

    by rogueleader66

    Do you stick to any specific genre of book, or do you read it all? James Patterson? Nicholas Sparks? Dean Koontz? Thomas Harris? Lisa Gardner? Any of those? All of them?

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:12 p.m. CST

    They should call that burger the Sicilian Hitman.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:15 p.m. CST

    bring that shit to me man!

    by Six Demon Bag

    i will take that pizza burger!<P>you only die once right?

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:16 p.m. CST

    Colonel

    by Fuzzyjefe

    I've done a LEETLE BIT of it. I tend to get disgusted and stop, a lot like my drawing used to be. I'm my own worst critic. <p> And before anyone asks, none thus far produced shall EVER see the light of day. EVER. NEVER-EVER-EVER-EVER.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Oh hey Rogue

    by white_vader

    I shoulda labelled it more clearly, but I did answer ya up there ("Ah'm back) at 9.57. <p> Now I really feel like a burger... at 3 in the morning...

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Awww, c'mon Fuzz...

    by white_vader

    pleeeeaaaaaassse?

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:18 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Fuzz, I understand.

    by ColonelFatheart

    One of my journalism profs told me my problem is that I put on my editor's hat while I'm writing. I can't shake it. I can see it's much the same for you. <p>But sometimes I burst with ideas and just gotta get 'em out. But I don't, and so I become constipated. Similar with you?

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:19 p.m. CST

    The Elvis burger!

    by white_vader

    'cause he's the Burger KING mamma! The... oh never mind...

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST

    "I'll be Mellow When I'm Dead"

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    All that vegetarian talk yesterday got me to thinking about one of my favorite old songs...<BR><BR>by Weird Al<BR><BR><BR><BR>I don`t care about your karma.<BR> I don`t care about what`s hip.<BR> No space cadet`s gonna tell me what to do.<BR> I won`t swim in your Jacuzzi.<BR> You can`t make me settle down.<BR> I`d rather kick and jump and bite and scratch,<BR> And scream until I`m blue.<BR> I may as well be hyper,<BR> As long as I`m still around.<BR> `Cause I`ll have lots of time to be laid back,<BR> When I`m six feet under ground.<BR><BR> I`ll be mellow when I`m dead. I`ll be mellow when I`m dead. I`ll be mellow when I`m dead. <BR> I`ll be mellow when I`m dead. I`ll be mellow when I`m dead. I`ll be mellow when I`m dead.<BR> When are you<BR> Cosmic cowboys<BR> Gonna get it through your head.<BR> I`ll be mellow when I`m dead. I`ll be mellow when I`m dead. I`ll be mellow when I`m dead. <BR> I`ll be mellow when I`m dead. I`ll be mellow when I`m dead. I`ll be mellow when I`m dead. <BR><BR> I can`t stand the smell of incense.<BR> I don`t really like to jog.<BR> No Joni Mitchell eight-tracks in my car. (ooh)<BR> I hate anything organic.<BR> Even health food makes me sick.<BR> You won`t catch me sipping Perrier<BR> Down in some sushi bar.<BR> I tell you, now`s the time to go for<BR> All the gusto you can grab.<BR> You`ll have plenty of time to be low-key<BR> When you`re laid out on the slab. <BR><BR> I`ll be mellow when I`m dead. I`ll be mellow when I`m dead. I`ll be mellow when I`m dead. <BR> I`ll be mellow when I`m dead. I`ll be mellow when I`m dead. I`ll be mellow when I`m dead. <BR>When are you<BR> Cosmic cowboys<BR> Gonna get it through your head.<BR> I`ll be mellow when I`m dead. I`ll be mellow when I`m dead. I`ll be mellow when I`m dead. <BR>I`ll be mellow when I`m dead. I`ll be mellow when I`m dead. <BR>I`ll be mellow when I`m dead. <BR><BR> Don`t want no part of that vegetarian scene.<BR> I won`t buy me a pair of designer jeans.<BR> No redwood hot tub to my name.<BR> I got all that I want,<BR> And if it`s all the same to you,<BR> I don`t need a course in self-awareness<BR> To find out who I am.<BR> And I`d rather have a<BR> Big Mac or a Jumbo Jack<BR> Than all the bean sprouts in Japan!<BR><BR> So don`t ask me what I`m into.<BR> I don`t need to prove I`m cool.<BR> I`ll break your arm,<BR> If you ask me what`s my sign.<BR> I won`t tell you where my head`s at.<BR> I don`t need to see no shrink.<BR> Psychosis may be in this year,<BR> But I`m really not that kind,<BR> And I`m in no hurry to be casual.<BR> In fact I think I`ll wait<BR> Until I`m pushing up the daisies.<BR> (Like, wow, man, can you relate?) <BR><BR> I`ll be mellow when I`m dead. I`ll be mellow when I`m dead. I`ll be mellow when I`m dead.<BR> I`ll be mellow when I`m dead. I`ll be mellow when I`m dead. I`ll be mellow when I`m dead.<BR> I`ll be mellow when I`m dead. I`ll be mellow when I`m dead.<BR><BR> I`ll be mellow when I`m dead.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:21 p.m. CST

    Rogue, my brain time-share partner

    by Fuzzyjefe

    I read all kinds of stuff. I've read King, Koontz, some of Patterson's Alex Cross stuff, Lansdale, McCammon, Christopher Moore, Gaiman, Lovecraft, Howard, Westlake, L'amour, Anne Rice.... <p> If a title, cover, or synopsis grabs me, I'll give it a chance. But I'll say this: you gotta get me in the first 100 pages, or you're done. I cannot stand lazy, boring, or dumbed-down crap. <p> I have a soft spot for cool twists on old ideas and genre fare, and if you can make me laugh out loud while reading, I'm a fan for life, or until you start sucking. Don't read a lot of King anymore. But then again, I've already read 95% of his stuff.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:22 p.m. CST

    I've always got a book going, but reading has taken...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...the biggest hit since having Dear Child.<P> Well, that and TV...we got rid of cable, but good riddance I say.<P> Oh, and video games. Haven't played a game in a year or two. Games I miss.<P> OK, reading hasn't taken the biggest hit, but it's taken a far bigger one than I'd like.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:22 p.m. CST

    I have the opposite problem Col.

    by white_vader

    I can talk the leg of a chair, and my writing is just as verbose. I have that thing of "Sorry I wrote you such a long letter, I didn't have time to write a shorter one" re: editing. I'm so parenthetical that I just keep adding shit!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:22 p.m. CST

    < P >'s Rec Room, September 2010, Rec #7

    by ColonelFatheart

    Songs of a Dead Dreamer by Thomas Ligotti<br> Book <p> Recommended by Le Vicious Fishus<p> Back in the Spring of 1991, I was browsing the horror stacks at a local BOOKS-A-MILLION in Hoover, Alabama when I came across the paperback version of Ligotti's Songs of a Dead Dreamer. I was immediately struck by the evocative, despairing title and—honestly—the cover art (which featured a despondent girl merging into a mountain landscape). Once I turned the book over and read the Washington Post blurb, "Put this on the bookshelf between Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft where it belongs," I was instantly sold. I was and am an avid Lovecraft and Poe reader and admirer, so Ligotti's collection had a lot to live up to. I'm glad to state that it did—and more. I had at once found in Ligotti my favorite prose writer, living or dead.<p> I remember reading "The Frolic," arguably Ligotti's most conventional tale, and being absolutely mesmerized by Jon Doe's cosmic, scummy, blissful visions. The tales in SoaDD were so filled, to one degree or another, with this kind of bleak, numinous ecstasy coupled with a rich, sardonic and self-effacing humor. It was like nothing else I had experienced as a reader. As I continued Songs, I noticed that my hands were occasionally tingling as if they had a moderate but definitely noticeable electrical current running through them (a peculiar sensation I had never experienced hitherto). By the time I finished "The Chymist" I knew that I had found my writer—the one fiction writer, more than any other before or since, that absolutely spoke to me. It was as if Ligotti intimately shared all of my most private fears and obsessions—even the ones of which I wasn’t consciously aware—and was able to artistically project them via a precise yet perfectly elegant prose. In short, way back in ‘91, I felt like the stories in Songs had been extracted from my sleeping mind and set to paper. Immediately, I recognized that were I a prolific fiction writer (and I'm not), I'd strive to write fiction identical to Thomas Ligotti's work.<p> Ligotti’s stories nearly always transport my imagination and—paradoxically considering the subject matter—produce a great sense of well-being, relief and calm in me. To quote Ligotti's "The Cocoons," when I read Tom's stories I felt (and feel) a "...great sense of escape from the poles of fear and madness ...as if I could exist serenely outside the grotesque ultimatums of creation, an entranced spectator casting a clinical gaze at the chaotic tumult both around and within him." I invariably leave those tales feeling calm and aware and even ecstatic. Ligotti's stories have been like Transcendental Meditation for my imagination. <p> Anyway, in ’91, I didn't put that first Ligotti collection down till I was done with the last story, and I immediately began rereading it all again (which at the time I had never done with any other book). I am embarrassed and amused that I in fact proceeded to read Songs and was so unable to put the book down that I managed to continue reading it even while driving from the bookstore parking lot to my dorm room at college. Had I died in a fatal accident, it would have certainly been ironic.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:23 p.m. CST

    i missed our interview with

    by MacReady452

    D.B. Sweeney and John C. McGinley cause some broad went ahead and got run over on a five lane road. Lame for me. Death for her. <p>This message of hope brought to you by Mac.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Associated Music for Song

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    http://tinyurl.com/3xrjc6b

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:23 p.m. CST

    Back to the Colonel

    by Fuzzyjefe

    Yeah, I'm a bit like that. I have 2 ideas (that I think are good, not overly original, but good) that I've been mentally fine-tuning for about a year. <p> I'm about to the point of actually getting some character sketches down, and maybe loose outlines for some plots. We'll see.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:24 p.m. CST

    Man, from one extreme to the other!

    by white_vader

    From vegetarianism to the king of burgers, and constipated writing to verbal diarrhoea - we cover it all!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Where'd Rogue go?

    by white_vader

    Missed him again!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:27 p.m. CST

    < P >'s Rec Room, September 2010, Rec #8

    by ColonelFatheart

    "The Wild, The Innocent and the E Street Shuffle," by Bruce Springsteen<br> Album <p> Recommended by ColonelFatheart <p> Forget the 80s radio anthems, forget the post-9/11 mix of baby boomer-ish hope crossed with Bush-era despair. It's hard to shake, I know, but if you have a preconceived notion of The Boss, let it slip for a little while and give this album, his second, a shot. "The Wild ... " is a sprawling, bizarre album from the period Columbia Records was trying to sell Springsteen as the "New Dylan," right before Bruce made the move toward Phil Spector-ish power pop arrangements on "Born to Run" (still the greatest rock single of all time, in my rather unqualified opinion). Nah, "The Wild ... " is a lot like the artist himself at the time: scruffy, verbose, rambling, eccentric, eclectic. It's tales of ordinary folks are big and romantic, but it's from the gutter; it's early Scorsese meets early Spielberg. The song styles range from strange boogie ("The E Street Shuffle") to smoking blues rock ("Kitty's Back") to Saturday night rocker (the iconic "Rosalita") to an aching tale of Boardwalk longing ("Fourth of July Asbury Park [Sandy]"). But to me, the highlight of the charmingly ill-produced album, is "Incident on 57th Street," a sprawling epic of the romance of both the streets and the bedroom. Here are the opening lyrics: <p> Spanish Johnny drove in from the underworld last night<br> With bruised arms and broken rhythm in a beat-up old Buick<br> But dressed just like dynamite<br> He tried sellin' his heart to the hard girls over on Easy Street<br> But they sighed "Johnny it falls apart so easy and you know hearts these days are cheap" <p> It's a party album for poetic hearts. Pop open a bottle of wine, or pour yourself a glass of scotch, dim the lights, and start yearning.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Vicious, Thomas Ligotti...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...SOLD! <P> To the poo flicker in the corner.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:27 p.m. CST

    Hold the damn phone. Fishus...

    by Fuzzyjefe

    Man, you were up in my neck of the woods! I hit that Books-a-million when I'm in Hoover from time to time. I live about 20 miles north of Birmingham still. <p> Cue Twilight Zone music.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST

    These Recs are fantastic...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    We'll have the AICN equivalent of a book/music/film club shortly if we all take the recommendations (and I plan on doing just that).<BR><BR>Thanks, Colonel sir!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:29 p.m. CST

    < P >'s Rec Room, September 2010, Rec #9

    by ColonelFatheart

    Cucumber Mint Mojito<br>Booze, of course. <p> Recommended by ScaryWaitress <p> Muddle cucumber and mint sprigs in a rock glass with 1/2 oz fresh lime juice and 3/4 oz simple syrup, 1 1/2 oz Hendricks gin, splash of club. <p> It's weird, but it's freaking GOOD, and you're all going to miss summer when its gone...

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:30 p.m. CST

    Yep, Fuzzy

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Went to BSC for undergrad and grew up in Mobile. Have visited Bham several times a year for my whole life. My wife grew up in the area. Small world!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:32 p.m. CST

    Sorry to hear that, Mac.

    by ColonelFatheart

    And 'nilla, I'm like that when I actually do write something. I just can't stop, and I use too many damned semicolons (they're necessary, I assure you!)

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Thanks Nilla, I saw it

    by rogueleader66

    BTW if you like horror stories, check out a book called Reciprocity - An Anthology Of Horror...trying to find a link for it. It is a little pricey, but a friend of mine self published it and its really great stuff.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:34 p.m. CST

    You're welcome, Fish.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:37 p.m. CST

    That blurb about my buddies book

    by rogueleader66

    Was for everyone, not just Nilla....looked at it and was like..oh that was for everyone but it does not look like it is. LOL

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST

    I love the smell of a good used bookstore

    by Fuzzyjefe

    that musty smell of millions of words. Some of 'em just waiting there for you. It smells like...undiscovered countries. <p> That need a good airing out.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST

    Colonel, Fuzz, any other tinkerers...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...start and finish something, you owe it to yourself.<P> Fortunately, in my line of work, you sign the contract first...and then you HAVE to finish. Every project I've worked on, I've wanted to quit at least 100 times. My first book I fantasized seriously and obsessively about faking my own death and leaving the country. Some days I was absolutely convinced I was just a dog sniffing his own shit.<P> Is the work any good? Who knows, but finishing and holding the tangible result is a great feeling. And maybe it doesn't really matter. I've found that over time things I thought were great aren't all that, and things I disliked are a lot better than I realized at the time.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST

    stop plagerizing SCARY!!!

    by Six Demon Bag

    jk.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:41 p.m. CST

    ROSALITA!!!

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:44 p.m. CST

    ...I think my point was that left to my own devices...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I never would have finished anything, but I'm lucky and thankful that I was forced to.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:46 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Flick, I think it's also laziness, to be honest.

    by ColonelFatheart

    I have a buddy who's pumped out two full-length novel manuscripts, some screenplays, short and feature-length, and produced two short films. I admire his work ethic above all, and his material is pretty good, too.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:47 p.m. CST

    I am definitely sold on Ligotti, by the way.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Those are some musical words you cited there, Fish.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:49 p.m. CST

    OK, I'm done speechifying...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...sorry about that.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:52 p.m. CST

    Some venom over in the Klingonback

    by rogueleader66

    And one guess as to who is there now....

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:54 p.m. CST

    No, Flicka, don't be like that

    by Fuzzyjefe

    sometimes folk need to hear it. <p> One of my main concerns is that I've read so much/seen so many films, etc, that I'll be regurgitating 50 other folks' work, without really making anything my own.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    But I'll say this...

    by Fuzzyjefe

    If the TWILIGHT books can make a mint, I oughta be able to make a living.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:55 p.m. CST

    Cool Rogue

    by white_vader

    Gotcha.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:56 p.m. CST

    Yeah Deadlines

    by white_vader

    Sometimes I think there's no challenge if my lazy arse doesn't leave things to the last second. Then I always kick myself as suddenly it's so clear exactly what needs to be done... <p> Speaking of which -

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 12:58 p.m. CST

    what?

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 1:02 p.m. CST

    And, really, I can't think of an extended narrative.

    by ColonelFatheart

    I can only write "moments."

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 1:03 p.m. CST

    Digging the RECs this month!

    by STLost

    What a great idea Colonel! There's plenty on the list to keep me busy for awhile! <P> RE: writing stories, drawing etc. I have a lot of ideas, some are written down, but nothing ever gets fleshed out. I would like to remedy that someday. Plus I need to scan STARDODGER and get it up on the shelter.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 1:04 p.m. CST

    But I should take comfort that even Shakespeare

    by ColonelFatheart

    was relying on well-worn narratives.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 1:04 p.m. CST

    exactly colonel..

    by STLost

    I have tons of "moments" written down. But how to string them together into a cohesive story?

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 1:05 p.m. CST

    No, thank YOU, ST.

    by ColonelFatheart

    That's quite the interesting rec.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST

    < P >'s Rec Room, September 2010, Rec #10

    by ColonelFatheart

    FUTURE BOY CONAN sometimes known as CONAN, THE BOY IN FUTURE<br> Animated TV series <p> Recommended by FlickaPoo <p> I've talked about this one before, but wanted it on the record as my first Rec. This 26 episode animated series directed by Hayao Miyazaki first aired in Japan in 1978, and takes place in the distant future of 2008. A prologue informs us that a terrible war has sunk the continents and knocked the Earth off its axis. An attempt to flee into outer space has failed, and a half-wild boy named Conan and his grandfather survive on a lonely island. Are they the last survivors on Earth? Is there a wider world to discover? Can one wild boy, armed only with courage, a fishing spear, and an open heart defeat the rise of evil Industria? <p> All the things that make Miyazaki a legend are here, but instead of a movie you get 26 exciting episodes. FUTURE BOY CONAN can be hard to find, but any Miyazaki or animation fan should track it down. In particular, I can't think of a better role model for a boy...Conan is fierce, strong, wild, brave, kind, cheerful, helpful, loyal, but somehow never boring.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST

    well, back to work...

    by STLost

    see ya guys in a few hours, days, weeks, etc.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 1:06 p.m. CST

    Ok got the link

    by rogueleader66

    Was gonna put this in next months rec room, and still may, but I must do shameless promotion for my friend anyways.<P>http://tinyurl.com/23342vy<P>The book can be downloaded or bought in paperback. Either way it is worth it. I have known this guy for 12 years and my recommendation comes from having read the stories, and friend or not, they are fantastic. If you like horror, you really gotta read this guys. Fun fact, another friend of mine whom I have known since HS did the cover art.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 1:07 p.m. CST

    < P >'s Rec Room, September 2010, Rec #11

    by ColonelFatheart

    FREE ENTERPRISE and FANBOYS<br> Cinematic double feature<p> Recommended by Six Demon Bag<p> In regards to my recommendation this month ... I haven't really picked a favorite but something i found amusing and charming and i think it represents out little thing pretty well (no offense if applicable). <p> FREE ENTERPRISE, 1998 <p> FREE ENTERPRISE is a SWINGERS-type film for TREK nerds who obsess about all things geeky. Of course, one becomes hung up on a girl, who gives her phone number on an expensive comic book, so he has to buy it (more accurately, he begs his well off friend to spot him the money to buy it). Shatner is in it, playing himself and his presence makes the film. Not the greatest film by a long measure, it gets by on its intentions and charm of its innocence. The major themes of getting older and accepting responsibilty is tried and true but when its juxtaposed with people comparing their laserdiscs (!), you really cant fault its cliched script. <p> FANBOYS, 2009 <p> FANBOYS is a film of the same cloth, striving for the same result of its theme. A gaggle of high school friends, when they find out one of them doesnt have much time left on earth, journey cross country to sneak into skywalker ranch to see Episode 1 before its released. Hijinks ensue in this road trip film. This film is better when you get the in-gags and references (like FREE ENTERPRISE), hell there are even some amusing cameos along the way, including "harry knowles". <p> You not gonna learn anything new with these two films but i will say you will not walk away unhappy. A pleasant way to spend your time.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 1:08 p.m. CST

    And that'll do it for this month's Recs.

    by ColonelFatheart

    I'll have this month's entry up in the Shelter ASAP.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 1:08 p.m. CST

    Later STL

    by rogueleader66

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Colonel, I'm not a huge Bradbury fan, but...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...have you ever read DANDELION WINE? It's probably too nostalgic for a lot of people, but I thought the structure and idea were great.<P> It's basically a bunch of loosely connected memory stories taking place over a single summer. Sometimes it's hard to be sure what the point is of any given vignette...but if nothing else, the end result is a powerful portrait of a kid, a time, and a place.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 1:11 p.m. CST

    I may already have next months rec in mind Colonel....

    by rogueleader66

    Should I just send it or wait? I'll wait in case i come up with anything else. Or should we just send a bunch and you will get to them at some point? Your call bro.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 1:12 p.m. CST

    STARDODGER!

    by FlickaPoo

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Anyone interested in FUTURE BOY CONAN...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...you can find the first episode here.<P> http://www.gogoanime.com/future-boy-conan-episode-1<P> As always, disregard the intro song.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 1:14 p.m. CST

    Rogue

    by ColonelFatheart

    1. Thanks for you highlighting your buddy's book. <p>2. Hold off on your Rec for next month until I call for submissions. I'm probably going to do it the second week of October instead of the second day, so we don't crowd out the PANTHEON results and nominees.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 1:18 p.m. CST

    No problem Colonel

    by rogueleader66

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 1:19 p.m. CST

    I haven't read any Bradbury.

    by ColonelFatheart

    I've heard of DANDELION WINE and its subject matter, though. It seems like a decent model to follow.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Alright all, gonna have to step out a while.

    by Fuzzyjefe

    Gotta go pick up some meds for the mother unit (and tip-toe over to the bookstore). Back later taters!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Later Fuzzman my brother

    by rogueleader66

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 1:39 p.m. CST

    Adios, Fuzz.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 1:40 p.m. CST

    God the afternoon is fucking dragging

    by rogueleader66

    I HATE when that happens!!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Aargh, that's so typical.

    by white_vader

    Just knuckled down and my boss broadsided me via email from your neck of the woods with a different job/ad he wants me to work on over the next coupla days. Yoiks. Concept time! That'll learn me... <p> Rogue, what's the drama? Boring installation time again? You're at work, right?

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 2:17 p.m. CST

    Ha! Flick!

    by white_vader

    I should have known! Way to go, futureboy!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 2:18 p.m. CST

    Nilla

    by rogueleader66

    Yea I am at work. Just a bunch of tedious windows updates. That's what is making this day drag. usually there is stuff in between when I do updates, but not today, just shoot me now! Although looking at the clock i have less than an hour to go now thank god.<P>We got some things brewing in the company that could bring about some cool changes, and may mean more money, I am just growing impatient, I hope they start happening soon. I like where I am and want to stay but if things don't start improving business and salary wise, moving on will be in order.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 2:35 p.m. CST

    I am Spartacus!

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Werner Herzog on his new 3D documentary:

    by ColonelFatheart

    http://tinyurl.com/3a9snen

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 2:58 p.m. CST

    By the way, New York Mag as an interesting DAILY SHOW...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...article this week. The most interesting part is a solid peek behind the curtain at how the Stewart and the writers come up with a show...and then Stewart rewrites the entire thing, minutes before air time...while high on caffeine and Swedish fish.<P> http://nymag.com/arts/tv/profiles/68086/

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:05 p.m. CST

    Ha!

    by ColonelFatheart

    “He knows that the moment he really believes he’s important, the funny goes away and he becomes Bill O’Reilly, except shorter and Jewish.”

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:05 p.m. CST

    That actually sounds like Bill Maher.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:09 p.m. CST

    i like bill maher..

    by Six Demon Bag

    but only in short bursts..he can come off extremely arrogant and smug..

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:10 p.m. CST

    speaking of..

    by Six Demon Bag

    REAL TIME back on friday!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:10 p.m. CST

    Great interview with Guillermo del Toro

    by Fuzzyjefe

    up at deadline.com. <p> I love that filthy bastard. And he loves the movies.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:10 p.m. CST

    I'd love to see that doc in 3-D...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...Herzog...3-D. <P> Suck it, haters*.<br> <br> <br> <br>*(present company excluded)

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:11 p.m. CST

    I watch Real Time a lot.

    by ColonelFatheart

    He's grown more curmudgeonly, though, and it's hard to handle. I'm glad he gets mostly good guests. The show has balls, at least.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST

    I love listening to del Toro talk about stuff...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...his commentaries for PAN'S LABYRINTH are riveting.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:12 p.m. CST

    I am totally down with Herzog in 3D.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:13 p.m. CST

    I'm out PB

    by rogueleader66

    Will be back later at some point, got to go to the Meet the Teacher night at my kids school....just found out about it, I hate last minute shit but don't want to disappoint my kids. <P>Peace out Pebrews!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:14 p.m. CST

    what have I missed?

    by savagedave

    Finished my masters degree last week, not had the time for shootin' the breeze.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:15 p.m. CST

    HA!...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...Sixies, has the hunter become the hunted?

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:16 p.m. CST

    Mazal tov, Savage!

    by FlickaPoo

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:18 p.m. CST

    i just invited bob over..

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:20 p.m. CST

    i feel like billy bob in BAD SANTA...

    by Six Demon Bag

    "i beat the shit outta some kids today.."

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:24 p.m. CST

    cheers flick

    by savagedave

    I'm now a Master of International Security and Terrorism. Doesn't feel much different to tell the truth, but sounds kinda impressive at least!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Master of Terror!

    by Fuzzyjefe

    I feel the waves of spookiness from here.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Master of International Security and Terrorism...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...damn.<P> Tell me the truth. Shock collars and invisible fences are the only real solution, right?

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:28 p.m. CST

    you should call yourself the SAND SPIDER

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Congratulations, Dave!

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Why would he call himself the sand spider?

    by Fuzzyjefe

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Any plans to become a Doctor of Terror?

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:30 p.m. CST

    Oh wait, that would mean proctology.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Let's have a Pedalback cheer for Dave!

    by ColonelFatheart

    On the count of three ... PUDENDA!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:31 p.m. CST

    1 ...

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:31 p.m. CST

    ... 2 ...

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:31 p.m. CST

    Pudenda!

    by Fuzzyjefe

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:32 p.m. CST

    ... 3!

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:32 p.m. CST

    PUDENDA!!!!!

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:32 p.m. CST

    Oops!

    by Fuzzyjefe

    I prematurely pudenda'd.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:32 p.m. CST

    keep that tin foil hat on is all I'll say

    by savagedave

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:32 p.m. CST

    im pissed that EMPIRE book is 60 bucks!

    by Six Demon Bag

    wasnt the first one half that??<P>and manatee is using the dojo line..<P>weesa some influential fuckers..

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:34 p.m. CST

    with that said

    by savagedave

    I'll probably be flipping burgers or stacking shelves for a few months until I can (hopefully) translate it into a proper job.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:35 p.m. CST

    Dave, once you get a gig at the CIA, look me up

    by ColonelFatheart

    and see if you can get me in there.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:36 p.m. CST

    But I want to be recruited in a really cool,

    by ColonelFatheart

    cloak and dagger sort of way. CONFESSIONS OF A DANGEROUS MIND-style.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:38 p.m. CST

    No worries, Fuzz.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Pudenda is never premature, nor is it ever late. Pudenda arrives precisely when it means to.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:38 p.m. CST

    "take this application form away...

    by savagedave

    and fill it in with invisible ink."

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:40 p.m. CST

    I must have given pudenda

    by Fuzzyjefe

    really crappy directions.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:42 p.m. CST

    you should be a CRIME DOCTOR!!

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:44 p.m. CST

    Is this Ole Miss thing for real?

    by ColonelFatheart

    Lucasfilm shot down the students' effort to make Admiral Ackbar their new mascot?

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:45 p.m. CST

    Oh yeah Colonel.

    by Fuzzyjefe

    Uncle George is stingy with his toys.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    what I REALLYwanted to be

    by savagedave

    Was Master of Magic, Spells and Illusions, Enemies Flee in Fear and Confusion.<p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Nm_jJBkHtU

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:47 p.m. CST

    What a chode.

    by ColonelFatheart

    That could have been incredible. I would have become an Ole Miss fan right then and there.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:48 p.m. CST

    man dont fuck with kate winslet...

    by Six Demon Bag

    sam mendes pick up project after BOND fell thru, just got postponed..

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:49 p.m. CST

    I know!

    by Fuzzyjefe

    I can imagine all the signs and stuff at games: <p> Don't punt! It's a trap!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:51 p.m. CST

    Great GDT quote about Cameron:

    by ColonelFatheart

    "I love that type of filmmaker, with those gigantic stainless steel balls, Alec Baldwin-style in Glengarry Glen Ross, fucking clanking together. You can’t explain success in retrospect." <p>I'll feel a lot better once AT THE MOUNTAINS OF MADNESS is greenlit, though.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST

    Checking out for a while.

    by Fuzzyjefe

    Dinner, some Fringe, whatever. Later.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:53 p.m. CST

    By default, I'm a Notre Dame fan.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Growing up in an Irish Catholic household will do that to a man. <p>Still, nothing but nostalgia and guilt bind me to that team. Ole Miss becomes the Admiral Ackbars, I'm watching every game.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Peace, Fuzz.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 3:58 p.m. CST

    My C.I.A. qualifications...

    by FlickaPoo

    1- Fluent in Italian. <P> 2- Years of experience with heat + lemon juice invisible ink technique. <P> 3- A practicing Confusionist for 37 years.<P> 4- If captured, my disabled learning ability will prevent me from remembering and revealing state secrets. <P> 5- I'm an unusually quiet tiptoer.<P> 6- I once carefully cut a fancy chocolate in half, scooped out the filling, filled the cavity with black pepper, sealed the chocolate back together undetectably using a warm spoon...and successfully delivered the pain to the target (my babysitter).<P> 7- When I heard of the paper-cup-of-water-balanced-on-a-door trick, I immediately amended the technique for my own shock and awe purposes. If a paper cup is good, a five gallon bucket is much better, right? Fortunately, when my sister opened the door and the bucket fell straight down on her head, it didn't quite break her neck...<P> ...but hey, a little collateral damage is perfectly acceptable...right?

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 4:06 p.m. CST

    This is the funniest thing I've read all day

    by ColonelFatheart

    "6- I once carefully cut a fancy chocolate in half, scooped out the filling, filled the cavity with black pepper, sealed the chocolate back together undetectably using a warm spoon...and successfully delivered the pain to the target (my babysitter)."

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 4:14 p.m. CST

    Wow, thanks! True story...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I'm just reporting the facts.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Shows how mature I am.

    by ColonelFatheart

    I'm trying to figure out when I can give that a shot.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 4:57 p.m. CST

    Whew!

    by TedKordLives

    Had to catch up here AND on the Trekback. That shit had its crazy dial turned to 11!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 4:59 p.m. CST

    Actually ended up watching NuTrek last night.

    by TedKordLives

    It's streaming on Netflix now...started the movie buzzed and ended it pretty drunk. Undeniably fun and thrilling, but plot holes you could drive a starship thru. Great casting all around, tho...

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 5:01 p.m. CST

    Evening, Ted!

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 5:06 p.m. CST

    'Allo 'Allo!

    by TedKordLives

    Wut ave we ere?

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 5:07 p.m. CST

    Nuffin'

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 5:08 p.m. CST

    Got my ticket for the $1 movie tonight: WESTWORLD!

    by TedKordLives

    Gonna be effin' sweet, methinks. And the kicker? The sequel, FUTUREWORLD, is streaming on Netflix. Gonna double up tonight!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 5:12 p.m. CST

    I watched WESTWORLD the very first time my...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...parents left me alone for the evening...I'm guessing I was nine or so. Scared the poo out of me...all of it. It was years before I had anything to flick.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 5:13 p.m. CST

    Sounds fun, Ted.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 5:24 p.m. CST

    Only seen it once.

    by TedKordLives

    A while back. Never seen the second one. Brought my little pinch hitter to make it even more fun.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 5:28 p.m. CST

    TedKordLives machine-

    by TedKordLives

    ZERO DEFECTS. <P> Just felt like throwing that out there.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 5:43 p.m. CST

    You guys ever see WERNER HERZOG EATS HIS SHOE?

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 5:47 p.m. CST

    Nope.

    by TedKordLives

    But I'd buy it for a dollar!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 5:49 p.m. CST

    I have not, but if it's Herzog...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I'm guessing he really does it.<P> What is it, a short film?<P> A snuff film for footwear aficionados?

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 5:52 p.m. CST

    It's a short film.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Here's the story: Errol Morris, when he was a young filmmaker, complained to Herzog that he couldn't finish off the film he was working on. So Herzog challenged him: If you finish the damn thing, you lazy cretin, I'll eat my shoe. <p>Well, Morris finished.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 5:55 p.m. CST

    Wiki link

    by ColonelFatheart

    http://tinyurl.com/2xm57c

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 6:04 p.m. CST

    ...no sole?!

    by FlickaPoo

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Enjoy westworld tedders

    by Six Demon Bag

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 6:09 p.m. CST

    Would you eat the bone of a chicken?

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 6:13 p.m. CST

    By the time we're done pounding that chicken...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...you won't have to worry about bones.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 6:13 p.m. CST

    In Pedalback, chicken eats your bone.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 6:23 p.m. CST

    Will do Sixes.

    by TedKordLives

    Will fucking do.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 6:23 p.m. CST

    In Pedalback, chicken tenderizes your breasts.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 6:25 p.m. CST

    In Pedalback, chicken a la kings you.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 6:33 p.m. CST

    In Pedalback, chicken lets you be TedKordon Bleu.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 6:33 p.m. CST

    In Pedalback

    by Fuzzyjefe

    you don't wanna know what a Thai chicken does. <p> Trust me. You don't.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 6:39 p.m. CST

    Evening Peebers...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    what's the deal-i-o?

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 6:51 p.m. CST

    Hello, hello, hell-o Cheeses.

    by Fuzzyjefe

    It's gotten a bit quiet in here the last few minutes. I'm about to go shave the ol' noggin & get a shower, as I've been burning the HELL out of my brush pile that I built up the last 2 months. I mean, that sucker went up faster than gas prices on Memorial Day weekend. WHOOOOOOSH! <p> Now I'm stinky. Back later Cheese-grater.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 6:54 p.m. CST

    End of the day bottleneck, Cheesemaster...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...wrap up work, stories and bedtime for rodents, food...

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 7:02 p.m. CST

    Trying to catch up...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Busy day, I see...<p>BTW...< P >Recs...great idea...great submissions all...

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 7:22 p.m. CST

    I'll rec something next month, I promise.

    by TedKordLives

    Just couldn't think of anything except THE STUFF, and you guys have heard me going on about that movie enough already.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 7:32 p.m. CST

    Dude, Ted, that's OK.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Flick rec'd Future Boy Conan, and lord knows how many times he mentioned that. <p>It's nice to write a brief appreciation of something you love.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 7:33 p.m. CST

    How's it stringing, Cheeses?

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 7:45 p.m. CST

    Hey, Teddster, Hey Colonel...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Colonelman...re: Wild Cards...George RR Martin writes a large part of it, but he is credited as editor. Several other great SF/Fantasy authors created and wrote many of the other characters...But, I have LONG been a fan of Martin's and the first 3 books (at least)have his distinct fingerprints all over them...

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 7:48 p.m. CST

    HA! It's been months since I mentioned FUTURE BOY!...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...and I've got all these good new Pebrews to bug about it!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 7:48 p.m. CST

    'SUP, bitches?

    by ScaryWaitress

    God damn, I am tired. I was fine until, like, an hour ago... I'll tell you what, gents. It only takes ONE annoying peckerhead driving 10 miles under the speed limit at the end of the day to fuck up my mood. This dingleberry drove all leisurely-like for 8 miles before I finally got a look at his liscence plate (there was an SUV betwixt dingleberry and me.) <P> The license plate read STH LORD. <P> No, I'm not kidding.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 7:48 p.m. CST

    Martin straight up doesn't give a shit.

    by ColonelFatheart

    He will kill a main character, and it will make sense. At least that's my sense from A Song of Ice and Fire. Have you read that yet, by the way, Cheeses?

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Scary, what it be, hillbilly?

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 7:50 p.m. CST

    Darth Tailgater?

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 7:51 p.m. CST

    No. Darthing Miss Daisy.

    by ScaryWaitress

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST

    I straight up don't give a shit right now myself.

    by ScaryWaitress

    So what's been happening up in this piece?

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 7:52 p.m. CST

    Hell Scary

    by Fuzzyjefe

    he was just spreading the dark side. Anger leads there, y'know. <p> Looking for a new apprentisssss.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 7:55 p.m. CST

    Well Mrs Scary

    by Fuzzyjefe

    we rubbed cyber-elbows with Mr Bob Orci over in trekback...the pebrew recs went up...and then just the usual day-to-day geeksplosion of awesomery that is pedalback. <p> How YOU doin? Except for the angry bit.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 7:56 p.m. CST

    GET CRUNK, SCAROLD.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Well then the peckerhead failed, Fuzzy.

    by ScaryWaitress

    He didn't make me angry. He made me tired. AND, with a license plate that obvious, he's made himself a marked man. Woe be unto him if I see his vehicle parked somewhere out of the way... I WILL leave a Special Surprise for him under the handle of his door handle. 'Cause, if you're going to spread the dark side, I feel you should reap what you sow.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Xactly right on Martin, Colonel...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    I haven't read any of his "Sword and Sorcery" stuff, but I fell in love with his future space world, like Nivin's Known space books, especially a little book called 'Tuff Voyaging' about a man who recovers a giant derelict bio-genetic warship and uses it for profit and goodness.<p>And, yeah...he'll kill of anybody.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 7:58 p.m. CST

    At which point does death stop being an abstraction?

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Working on it, Colonel, sir.

    by ScaryWaitress

    So how was hangin' with Bob Orci? Cool of him to use his actual name, huh?

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 7:58 p.m. CST

    Ladies and gentlemen...

    by Fuzzyjefe

    I give you ScaryWaitress. <p> Do NOT vex her. 'Cause HELL'S A'COMIN!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8 p.m. CST

    Hey Scary, Flick, Fuzzyman....

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:01 p.m. CST

    It was. He was mostly just giving shit back

    by Fuzzyjefe

    that he was receiving. But he did acknowledge little ol me when I told him we needed more Charlie on FRINGE this season, or I'd type very angrily at him. <p> I give the man props for dropping himself in the cesspool, and playing rough with the bullies.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:01 p.m. CST

    Hey Cheeses.

    by ScaryWaitress

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:02 p.m. CST

    I hope to fuck he finishes ASOIAF.

    by ColonelFatheart

    The prick!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Scary, loved your Rec, by the way.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:05 p.m. CST

    Hi there Cheeses.

    by Fuzzyjefe

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:05 p.m. CST

    Well, the crazy, anti-masturbation Teabagger in Delaware

    by ColonelFatheart

    Is going to win the GOP nomination for the U.S. Senate race. <p>Thank you, Teabaggers!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:09 p.m. CST

    If you hate masturbation, you hate...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...the character of Batman.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:10 p.m. CST

    WTF is ASOIAF, pray tell?

    by ScaryWaitress

    And thank you, Col! It's damn tasty. <P> I was going to submit this recipe for a basil gimlet, but I thought the idea of making your own basil-flavored simple syrup might be asking too much. <P> Hands down, my favorite mixed drink, though. Available at Bin14 in Hoboken.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:11 p.m. CST

    Colonel, the bitter irony

    by Fuzzyjefe

    is that the ultra-religious douches are gonna drive this country straight to hell.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Ooh! Ooh! I know that one Scary!

    by Fuzzyjefe

    A Song of Ice and Fire.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST

    They're trying like hell, Fuzzy.

    by ScaryWaitress

    Pun intended. <P> Seriously, HOW many times have we seen the "well meaning 'good guys' become maniacal, tyrranical despots" theme in movies and literature? Do these wingnuts NEVER WATCH TV?

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:13 p.m. CST

    Fuzzy, I'm still holding out SOME hope.

    by ColonelFatheart

    I think what we're seeing is the violent, spittle-flecked death rattle of an extreme fringe of a racial majority that had been given free reign to fuck us all for years in the name of the rich. It's ugly, it's gonna get uglier, but unless Palin gets her grubby thumb on the big red button, they'll fall prey to simple numbers.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST

    ASOIAF = A Song of Ice and Fire,

    by ColonelFatheart

    George RR Martin's badass sword and sorcery fantasy series.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:15 p.m. CST

    Oh, and update: my mood is 57% better

    by ScaryWaitress

    thanks to BenMarco Malbec. Silky, dark, rich, red goodness. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..............

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:17 p.m. CST

    Turtle Club is the one that uses microwaves and hot plates, righ

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:19 p.m. CST

    Thompson american whiskey

    by leo54304

    Got Elvis, Dino and Sinatra on the rotation enjoying 50-60s guys music with some Thompson whiskey as company. Life is good.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Martin is no prose stylist like Tolkien, but shit,

    by ColonelFatheart

    he is no-nonsense, even when he's dealing with the intricacies of royal intrigue and politics. Great, razor-sharp dialogue, too. Graphic sex and violence. And dragons. Bad ass fucking dragons. Not to mention dueling mythologies. <p>What I'm saying is: Get the damned books already!<p>A Game of Thrones<br>A Clash of Kings<br>A Storm of Swords<br>A Feast for Crows<br>Plus, there's supposedly three more books on the way. Fucker better get moving.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:20 p.m. CST

    Colonel...I WISH, I wish with all my heart

    by Fuzzyjefe

    that I could believe that. But...living in the damn BUCKLE of the bible belt my entire life, I know that there's a WHOLE LOT of young'uns that have been brought up in that special blend of Christianity that seems to leave out the 'love for all' stuff. <p> I just don't understand how that little tidbit gets lost in the shuffle. Y'know, the whole 'love one another' bit. It's more of a 'love the believers, be afraid of the rest' mentality.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:21 p.m. CST

    A good drink is like a kiss from a good woman

    by leo54304

    Sweet on the lips, puts a fire in your mouth and leaves you with a warm feeling in the gut afterward.<br> <br> To the ladies gents, proof that heaven and hell exist.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:23 p.m. CST

    Female characters are on even footing with the males, too.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Got it written down colonel, thanks

    by leo54304

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:24 p.m. CST

    Fuzzy, there'll always be that kernel of intolerance.

    by ColonelFatheart

    But it's a numbers game. Really, Whitey is being outscored in a game of attrition, but they're not content with running out the clock.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:25 p.m. CST

    No problem, leo. You will enjoy it.

    by ColonelFatheart

    That's the Colonel's guarantee!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:28 p.m. CST

    Col... yes, that's the Turtle Club.

    by ScaryWaitress

    The guys who run it are all really young... they did a GORGEOUS job renovating what used to be a dive. Cory is my buyer (REALLY good looking, too) and the chef is Carlos (also pretty easy on the eyes, I might add.) It's a fun account to have, I was lucky to get in on the ground floor with them. I am intrigued by the Martin fellow of whom you speak. I have been out of the fantasy loop for many years now... I have no idea who's good anymore. Are those books listed in order?

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Re: "female characters are on even footing"

    by ScaryWaitress

    Heh. I'll take that bet.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:30 p.m. CST

    In order, yes.

    by ColonelFatheart

    HBO is making a series out of them, called "A Game of Thrones," with the first season focusing on the first book. <p>Starring Sean Bean, Lena Headey and Peter Goddamn Dinklage.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Hey guys...

    by TedKordLives

    You should go check out the behind the scenes pic of the day if you haven't already. <P> It's adorable.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:31 p.m. CST

    As long as we don't end up with Idiocracy

    by Fuzzyjefe

    change is welcome. Of course, given the state of America's schools.....

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I'm not really seeing things through a feminine

    by ColonelFatheart

    prism. You be the judge, though.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:34 p.m. CST

    Shaking hands with Terry Gilliam...

    by D.Vader

    Is like shaking hands with Santa Claus.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:35 p.m. CST

    Yeah, make no mistake, Fuzz.

    by ColonelFatheart

    They are doing their best to dismantle a lot of what gave Americans an advantage: good public schooling, infrastructure, financial security for retirees ...

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:36 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Vades! You did it!

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:37 p.m. CST

    Yay, D-man!!!!

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    tell us, tell us...

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    From Wiki:

    by ColonelFatheart

    Although Martin has acknowledged his debt to the works of J.R.R. Tolkien,[17] Jack Vance[18] and Tad Williams,[15] the series differs from these earlier works in its greater interest in and use of realistic elements. While Tolkien was inspired by mythology, A Song of Ice and Fire is more clearly influenced by medieval history, most notably the Wars of the Roses.[19] Likewise, while Tolkien tended toward romantic relationships, Martin writes frankly of sex, including incest, adultery, prostitution, and rape. As a result, illegitimate children play prominent roles throughout the series. This has led to the series being cited as a forerunner of a 'gritty' new wave of epic fantasy authors that followed, including Scott Lynch,[20] Joe Abercrombie,[21] Steven Erikson and Scott Bakker. On his website, Martin has acknowledged historical fiction authors such as Bernard Cornwell and George MacDonald Fraser to be influences on the series. Martin has cited the cover blurb by Robert Jordan for the first book to have been influential in ensuring the series' early success with fantasy readers.[22] <p> Martin is an avid student of medieval Europe, and has said that the Wars of the Roses, along with many other events in Europe during that time, have influenced the series. However, he insists that "there's really no one-for-one character-for-character correspondence. I like to use history to flavor my fantasy, to add texture and verisimilitude, but simply rewriting history with the names changed has no appeal for me. I prefer to reimagine it all, and take it in new and unexpected directions."[23]

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:38 p.m. CST

    Thanks Ted, that photo is magical

    by leo54304

    Eastwood supposedly this tough guy just quietly I don't know appreciating the wonder that are children. Nor creepy to me but reverent. Very nice.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:39 p.m. CST

    Awesome, Vades.

    by TedKordLives

    Alright gang, I'm off to 'get ready' for WESTWORLD. <P> Toodles.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:40 p.m. CST

    Have fun, Ted!

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Yul have a good time, I'm sure Ted.

    by Fuzzyjefe

    Zing!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:45 p.m. CST

    Enjoy the Wild Wild Westworld, Teddy...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Watch out for bald, robot gunslingers...

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:45 p.m. CST

    No can doosville, baby-doll

    by D.Vader

    Im afraid I have to run at the moment.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:46 p.m. CST

    "Yul have a good time," HHHHAAAA!!!!

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:51 p.m. CST

    Evening Gang

    by rogueleader66

    Im a little high at the moment, but I had to pop in and say hi to my peeps...some fun today in the Klingonback. Hope everyone had a good day and all have a good night. Will talk you tomorrow!<P>Peace out fools

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    I picked up A GAME OF THRONES a while ago...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...and that political realism was a bit of an obstacle. In my defense, I had just come off over two years of non stop political insanity...between the presidential primaries and general election.<P> I love medieval history, but usually I like my fantasy more mythological or psychological...I'm an escapist by nature. I'm going to try it again once I recover...I'm not completely against politicking in fantasy. As a kid I loved the DERYNI books and ST. CAMBER OF CULDI. Deryni

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:53 p.m. CST

    You don't get a lot of chances

    by Fuzzyjefe

    to make a Yul Brynner pun Cheeses. Gotta hit while the iron's hot.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:54 p.m. CST

    Hi and bye Rogue!

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 8:57 p.m. CST

    ...and I'm really looking forward to the HBO show...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...hope they do right by our Colonel.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:01 p.m. CST

    Jesus Christ, rogue... way to leave your Colombian fog

    by ScaryWaitress

    lingering. <P> SHIT, why am I HUNGRY?

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:02 p.m. CST

    Tom McCarthy is directing the pilot.

    by ColonelFatheart

    He did THE VISITOR and THE STATION AGENT, both really good movies but nowhere near the scale of Game of Thrones. Still, the guy knows actors, and he can create an intimate atmosphere, which is necessary for adapting these books. <p>So far, and this is based just on snippets of footage, it looks like they have the look absolutely nailed. And the casting, particularly Sean Bean ... but really particularly Dinklage ... is spot on. <p>I believe it will be good, but I just hope it's BETTER than good and a big hit, at that. HBO's shelling out a lot of cash for this. I'd hate to see it not get reupped on account of exorbitant costs.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Acacia by David Anthony Durham

    by leo54304

    Leodan Akaran, ruler of the Known World, has inherited generations of apparent peace and prosperity, won ages ago by his ancestors. A widower of high intelligence, he presides over an empire called Acacia, after the idyllic island from which he rules. He dotes on his four children and hides from them the dark realities of traffic in drugs and human lives on which their prosperity depends. He hopes that he might change this, but powerful forces stand in his way. And then a deadly assassin sent from a race called the Mein, exiled long ago to an ice-locked stronghold in the frozen north, strikes at Leodan in the heart of Acacia while they unleash surprise attacks across the empire. On his deathbed, Leodan puts into play a plan to allow his children to escape, each to their separate destiny. And so his children begin a quest to avenge their father's death and restore the Acacian empire—this time on the basis of universal freedom<br> <br> Big cast with all given fair amount of page time to develop each character.<br> <br> Interesting use of drugs to keep a population happy but at a cost. Won't give spoilers but a nice solid read. Not sword and sorcery read either.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Col... like FIREFLY.

    by ScaryWaitress

    And yes, I'm still pissed.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Ok peoples, I gotta head out.

    by Fuzzyjefe

    See youse laters.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Course I have showtime not HBO. arrrgh

    by leo54304

    Will see if I can switch

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:07 p.m. CST

    That sounds pretty frigging cool, leo.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:08 p.m. CST

    See ya, Fuzzbucket.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:15 p.m. CST

    Fuzzbucket. I love that nickname.

    by ScaryWaitress

    It's so... fuzzy, and cuddly. <P> Of course, I picture Fuzzy as this blond, ruddy Yeti-of-the-South as it is... so the cuddly nickanme is only solidifying it...

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:17 p.m. CST

    As a lifelong reader, it's so weird that apart from King...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I haven't read a single one of the books that Fuzzy and Rogue love so much.<P> I think that in my reading I was usually after the transcendent as I saw it at that particular time and place...so I was reading things like Tolkien, Narnia, George MacDonald, Ursula K. LeGuin, Lord Dunsany, Evangeline Walton's retellings of Welsh mythology, Mervyn Peake's GORMENGHAST, Marc Helprin's WINTER'S TALE and A SOLDIER OF THE GREAT WAR, Nathaniel Hawthorne, lots of classics...<P> Almost nothing witty or funny. I think when I'm reading I'm looking for something sublime to make that inner wiseguy shut the fuck up for a minute.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:23 p.m. CST

    "make that inner wiseguy shut the fuck up for a minute."

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    I gave up on that a decade or two ago, Flick...I find my inner cynicism humorous enough get me thru the week...

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:25 p.m. CST

    Reviews of Acacia

    by leo54304

    Entertainment Weekly: In its 576 pages, Acacia tackles some big themes: In addition to military occupation, slavery, and substance abuse, Durham weaves in holy war and chemical weapons. Since this is the author's first foray into fantasy—he has three historical novels to his credit—it makes sense that he would bring Earth's ills with him. But you don't have to draw parallels between, say, Halliburton and Acacia's seafaring war profiteers to savor all the throat-cutting and dirty dealing. It is enough to know that Durham's new world—like our old one—is crawling with wickedly fascinating scumbags. A-<br> <br> James Patrick Kelly, Hugo Award Winner: Treachery in the throne room, princes in hiding, ancestors reaching from beyond the grave, wars of succession—this is a novel that Shakespeare would have loved. David Anthony Durham is rebuilding epic fantasy from the ground up. There are books that you visit for a vacation and then there are books that you live in. Get ready to have your mail forwarded to Acacia

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Thanks for another fun day folks, I'm outtta here

    by leo54304

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:28 p.m. CST

    ...I think that inner wiseass is my real barometer...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...if he's laughing his ass off, then what I'm watching or reading is funny. If he's standing up erect and yelling FUCK YEAH!...then what I'm watching is adolescently craptastic...<P> But the best is when he sits down, shuts the hell up, and hangs his head in shame or silent respect...that's when I know I'm on to something really good.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:33 p.m. CST

    That's the Bible in ya, son!

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:33 p.m. CST

    That Christyun Bible!

    by ColonelFatheart

    Unleash your inner Jew, Flick. Snark away!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:34 p.m. CST

    And, see, when my inner Wiseass sits down...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    shuts up and hangs his head, I usually fall asleep. <p>I never really enjoyed "DEEP" that much.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:34 p.m. CST

    It makes all that profound shit fun!

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Ever read Catch-22?

    by ColonelFatheart

    Heller perfectly balances his inner wiseass with the transcendent.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:40 p.m. CST

    Ha! You guys are probably right...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I transferred all those misty religious feelings onto fantasy and fairy tales.<P> I haven't read CATCH-22. One of those classics I've been meaning to get to for years. The nice thing about not attending American schools is that I didn't have all these great books shoved down my throat in a classroom setting.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Like a reverse CS Lewis ...

    by ColonelFatheart

    "I transferred all those misty religious feelings onto fantasy and fairy tales."

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:42 p.m. CST

    See, Flick, I did go to American schools,

    by ColonelFatheart

    and I didn't have much crammed down my throat at all. My school district sucked balls.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:47 p.m. CST

    ...a self made Colonel.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Fox News reporting: GOP won't support anti-jacking

    by ColonelFatheart

    nutcase in Delaware Senate race! Let Palin and the Teabaggers back her, they're supposedly saying. The guy the establishment GOP had been supporting was up in the polls against the Dem, too! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:50 p.m. CST

    I read the usual Boy stuff too. I had a big Hemingway...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...infatuation for a while...who doesn't?

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:50 p.m. CST

    Republican on Republican violence...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    the BEST kind of violence...

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:51 p.m. CST

    Cheeses... I'm with you on the snark.

    by ScaryWaitress

    I WANT to like deep and meaningful... more than I often do. Craptastic is generally my speed these days, especially since the rest of my life is so freaking stressful. I want really good, really involving, a little funny, with a shot of sarcastic and a whole lot of "FUCK YEAH!!!!!" in the finish. <P> Some hot love-makin' in that mix doesn't hurt either, but so many male writers write their love scenes SO BADLY, it makes my skin crawl. (See: Ken Follett. Tried reading Pillars of the Earth again, had to stop. It's just too bad.) So, WELL WRITTEN sex is a plus, but that's usually asking WAY too much. <P> I'm willing to give these ASOIAF a shot- I don't mind political intrigue.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:52 p.m. CST

    On the Road actually opened doors for me.

    by ColonelFatheart

    A teacher recommended it, and it made me all romantic and gooey about really, really READING. Hemingway's estate was indeed one of the beneficiaries of my dollars I earned toiling in the Hell that was the boardwalk French fry stand that fateful summer I cracked open On the Road and The Dharma Bums.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:52 p.m. CST

    So the GOP is pro-masturbation?...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...do I need to lake another look at their platform?

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:52 p.m. CST

    I did not have a big Hemingway crush.

    by ScaryWaitress

    But then, I DO lack testicles, after all.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:52 p.m. CST

    Sorry, Flick...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Closest I got to Hemingway was the Hardy Boys series...

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Pretty much every woman I know hates Hemingway.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:54 p.m. CST

    I think any hand-wringing about the GOP destroying this country

    by ScaryWaitress

    will be much ado about nothing. Those wingnuts can barely form a bus line, much less run a country. Obama's not doing THAT bad yet.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:54 p.m. CST

    Being anti-masturbation is a dick too far the GOPers.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:56 p.m. CST

    I didn't say hate... but you have to say to yourself, hmm...

    by ScaryWaitress

    wonder why that is? <P> Maybe because he wrote with liquid testosterone for ink? Which wouldn't be so bad, except he also has a minimalist style, so the big male tone comes off as brutish, rather than strong? I don't know. Honestly, I haven't read Hemingway in years, I'm just remembering impressions.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:56 p.m. CST

    Cheeses, not even THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA?

    by FlickaPoo

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:57 p.m. CST

    OH, DEAR! I SIMUPO'ED MY OWN HUSBAND!!!!!

    by ScaryWaitress

    I'm so sorry, to all those present. You didn't need to see that. <P> Flick... was it good for you? <P> [lights cigarette]

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Flick

    by Six Demon Bag

    Thanks for the laugh about batman and masturbation...that takes me back

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Seriously... ANTI-MASTURBATION!?!?!??!?!

    by ScaryWaitress

    What DO those silly Bible-thumpers expect people to do if they can't have sex 90% of the time?!?!??!?! <P> This is going to make this country a laughingstock in Europe. I mean, not that most people care... but I have to work with Europeans, and the giggling and pointing is going to be intolerable.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10 p.m. CST

    Is that the one with the albatross around the guy's neck?

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Naw, didn't do anything for me...didn't even leave a memory engram except for a WTF moment in literature...<p>But, I'm not a big Jack London or Louis L'Amour either...

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10 p.m. CST

    Hi Sixies.

    by ScaryWaitress

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Col, have you read THIS BOY'S LIFE and...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...OLD SCHOOL by Tobias Wolff? <P> BOY'S LIFE is a memoir about a poor, fatherless, rough and tumble childhood in the Southwest and Pacific Northwest, and OLD SCHOOL is about the same boy conning his way into and attending Harvard (I think...one of those stone and lichen schools).<P> I read them a while ago, but I was completely riveted at the time.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Republicans need to get "A HOLD" on themselves...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:02 p.m. CST

    Cheeses, that's The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner.

    by ScaryWaitress

    The Old Man and the Sea is about a guy, in a dinghy, who catches a fish so big he can't even haul it up onto his boat. <P> Actually a beautiful, tragic story. The one Hemingway book I liked.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:03 p.m. CST

    Sixies, that was for you...I hoped you'd see it.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:05 p.m. CST

    Oh, you mean Moby Dick...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    No, I didn't read that one either...Got about half a chapter in and then I broke down and just bought the Cliff Notes...

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Eeeeewwwww, married people SimuPo...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...that's gross. My parents would NEVER do that!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:06 p.m. CST

    I just don't like books about fishermen...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Including that ol' 'Fisher of Men'...

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:08 p.m. CST

    I have never read Bill Dance's Autobiography...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    and I am sure there is one...

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Cheeses... oh, Cheeses...

    by ScaryWaitress

    Just because you don't like whipping your pole out whenever you see water, doesn't make it a BAD thing.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:10 p.m. CST

    I have The Cheese Bible here at home...

    by ScaryWaitress

    just sayin'.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Never read Wolff.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Outside of an essay somewheres, I think, probably in the NYer or NYT ...

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:14 p.m. CST

    OK, gentlemen.

    by ScaryWaitress

    I have had a long-ass day, and I have to be out of here at the crack of dawn's ass tomorrow. I have a meeting with a self-admitted immature Latino with deep pockets tomorrow, bright and early. Looking forward to it, actually. <P> If you tinkle <br> When you sprinkle <br> Please be neat <br> Wipe the seat!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:14 p.m. CST

    I do not enjoy fishing...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    I do not enjoy television shows about fishing.<p>I do not enjoy AM radio programs about fishing.<p>I do not like when my District manager tells me stories about his fishing.<p>I do not enjoy stories or books about fishing.<p>I do not like movies about fishing...with one HUGE exception...<p>and that being JAWS...

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Here's video of the whackadoodle who's got a

    by ColonelFatheart

    grip on the poor ol' GOP. <p>http://tinyurl.com/2fr6jho

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Peace, Scary!

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:15 p.m. CST

    That's SPRINKLE when you TINKLE.

    by ScaryWaitress

    Aaaaand... the wine has done its job. A-FUCKING-MEN.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:17 p.m. CST

    No matter how much you shake and dance,

    by ColonelFatheart

    the last two drops fall in your pants.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:18 p.m. CST

    OK, Cheeses... lets do this GOP Whackadoodle style.

    by ScaryWaitress

    I do not enjoy fucking... <P> I do not enjoy television shows about fucking. <P> I do not enjoy AM radio programs about fucking. <P> I do not like when my District manager tells me stories about his fucking. <P> I do not enjoy stories or books about fucking. <P> I do not like movies about fucking...with one HUGE exception... <P> and that being JERSEY SHORE...

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Shake it more than twice...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    and you're playing with yourself...and you will piss off the State of Delaware...

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:20 p.m. CST

    Wocka wocka wocka!

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:20 p.m. CST

    ...HA! Cheeses, I feel the same way, but...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...my exceptions include THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA, THE RHYME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER (not really about fishing), MOBY DICK (FINE! I've only read the abbreviated and illustrated versions as a kid, SO WHAT?!), JAWS...oh, and I'm looking forward to that 3-D Piranha movie about blood and boobies.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Aha! I sign off for a while

    by Fuzzyjefe

    and you bunch of yahoos wanna start having the book club! You bunch of no good, book-thievin' so and soes!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:22 p.m. CST

    I would LOVE to read a really fucking good,

    by ColonelFatheart

    mythic, epic sea monster novel. Something like Moby-Dick crossed with Lord of the Rings.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:23 p.m. CST

    With a dash of Lovecraft, too.

    by ColonelFatheart

    I want immense, incomprehensible Things lording it over the deep, described in such a way to make you feel abandoned and lonely in a dark and limitless indifferent universe of water.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:24 p.m. CST

    ...shhhh, Fuzzy's back...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...[ehem] so, that sports game on TV...that was a really good game! A lot of numbers and points...and winning with balls and stuff...

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:24 p.m. CST

    And this time I'm really peacin'.

    by ScaryWaitress

    And, for the record, no I will not be enjoying Piranha 3-D with my husband. I have an urgent appointment to have my cooch waxed that day... I thought that sounded like more fun. <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> <br> Oh. My. God. I did NOT just say that.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:25 p.m. CST

    HHHHHHAAAAA!!!!! Scary....

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    I do not enjoy masturbating... <p>I do not enjoy television shows about masturbating. <p>I do not enjoy AM radio programs about masturbating. <P>I do not like when my District manager tells me stories about his masturbating. <p>I do not enjoy stories or books about masturbating. <p>I do not like movies about masturbating...with one HUGE exception... <p>and that being There’s Something About Mary...

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:27 p.m. CST

    And now, I have to leave.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Gotta wax my cootch. <p>Night, Pebrews! <p>Keep reading that chicken!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:27 p.m. CST

    I would read that book, Colon-El.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:29 p.m. CST

    The few classics I ever really feel the need to revisit:

    by Fuzzyjefe

    OF MICE AND MEN (I cry like a baby), TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, THE OUTSIDERS, and pretty much any Edgar Allen Poe. <p> I found Hemingway a bit dull, Melville a LOT dull, and everyone else can suck it. <p> Oh yeah, FRANKENSTEIN & DRACULA are on the list of good uns also. <p> To burst a bubble...Scary, I'm bald, I wear really cute glasses, and I have some chin whiskers with more salt than pepper these days. But hold on to that illusion. It makes ME feel better.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Wow, Colonel, you puffin the magic dragon tonight?

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    That sounds awesome...like the Abyss, Moby Dick and Conan all rolled into one...

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Blue eyes though.

    by Fuzzyjefe

    And they are ARRESTING.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:31 p.m. CST

    Your eyes are COPS?!?!

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    You're the FUZZ!!!!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Yes Flicka

    by Fuzzyjefe

    those sweaty men, playing with those balls, scoring all the time. <p> Some pitch, some catch, some strike out.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Bed time, fuckers. Type funny stuff for me to read...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...tomorrow.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Mm-hmm Cheeses.

    by Fuzzyjefe

    I been taking names too. <p> I can't believe that I sometimes actually type in the Southern vernacular. "I been taking names too." WTF? I reckon ya'll been up to no good 'round chear!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:38 p.m. CST

    I love those sayings, Fuzzy...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    I asked an old guy who was once my boss how much more work we had to do, as in how far along in the process were we at that point and he just said...<p>"Well, we don't lack near as much as we did..."<p>I use it all the time now at work...

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:44 p.m. CST

    That's the only shit Jeff Foxworthy ever did that made me laugh

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    the "You Might be a Redneck" words...<p>Sensuous...."Sensuous up, how 'bout gettin' me a beer."

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:44 p.m. CST

    Cheeses..

    by Fuzzyjefe

    did he say "We don't LACK" or "We don't LIKE", only pronounced as lack. 'Cause when you get down near finished, ya don't like that much, I reckon. That's one of those phrases I've heard my whole life, but I STILL have no idea of its roots. <p> Here's an example. Maybe you're lost. You pull over to ask directions, and the person tells you it's just down the road you're on: "You don't like that far to go. It's 'bout a mile'r two on down the road, I reckon." <p> I know what they mean, but I don't know how. Y'get me?

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:50 p.m. CST

    I TOTALLY get you, Fuzzy...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    I always saw it as lack pronounced as Like...You don't lack too much (time) being finished. <p>When we visited my cousins when I was little I always remember my Uncle telling my Aunt, "Well, we better git to bed so these people can go home..."

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Momma-'n-em's house...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:59 p.m. CST

    When I lived in Vegas I worked with an old guy...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    who was from less than 10 miles from where I grew up. He was a heavy drinker and I was the only person in the whole building who could translate for him some mornings.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:59 p.m. CST

    Hi and bye scary..

    by Six Demon Bag

    It just got real personal in here...<p>**cue swooshing Michael bay tracking shot**

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 10:59 p.m. CST

    "go to bed so these people can go home"...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...my dad always said that.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11 p.m. CST

    Here's a few good ol' Southern phrases for your edification:

    by Fuzzyjefe

    You could start an argument in an empty house. <br> He's so damn useless if he had a third hand he'd need another pocket to put it in. <br> You're about as handy as a back pocket on a shirt. <br> You're so dumb you couldn't piss your name in the snow. <br> He's so rich, he buys a new boat every time one gets wet. <br> That boy's so tall if he fell down he'd be halfway home.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:02 p.m. CST

    And one of my all-time favorites:

    by Fuzzyjefe

    That boy's strong as an ox, but only half as smart.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Duh, Flick...we're the same person, remember?

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:03 p.m. CST

    ...I always liked...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...he gets dumber as the day grows longer.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:04 p.m. CST

    I'm gonna start calling you "blister"...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    'Cause you're annoying and you never show up until AFTER all the work is done...

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:04 p.m. CST

    ...oh, right. I keep forgetting.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:05 p.m. CST

    Damn son...

    by Fuzzyjefe

    you look like your face caught on fire and somebody put it out with an ax.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:06 p.m. CST

    Damn...

    by Fuzzyjefe

    that gal is finer'n frog hair.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:07 p.m. CST

    "finer'n frog hair"...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...my dad said that too...the fuck? I guess because frogs don't have hair, so nothing could be finer?

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:07 p.m. CST

    You look like you got beat half to death...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    <p>TWICE!!!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:07 p.m. CST

    A LOT of Southern phrases begin

    by Fuzzyjefe

    with "Damn".

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:08 p.m. CST

    There you go Flicka

    by Fuzzyjefe

    HE CAN BE TAUGHT!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:09 p.m. CST

    That there fella

    by Fuzzyjefe

    is crazy as a football bat. <p> It don't help he's ugly as Death backin' outta the outhouse, either.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:10 p.m. CST

    That'll make a tadpole slap a whale...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    (a compliment around our hushold)

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Then there were all the old "so poor" lines...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...so poor, we ate nothing but saltine crackers...wiped our asses with a whisk broom...<P> Our house was so small you had to go outside to change your mind...<P> Our house was so narrow our dog wagged its tail up and down...

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:11 p.m. CST

    *household*

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:12 p.m. CST

    That poor girl is so ugly

    by Fuzzyjefe

    when she'us born, the doctor slapped both ends. Bless her heart.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:13 p.m. CST

    My Dad says the reason he and his brother...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    have no middle names is that Gramps was too poor to afford them...

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:13 p.m. CST

    Yeah..

    by Fuzzyjefe

    and then that doctor slapped her momma!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Damn, her ass looks like two boys fightin' over a ham...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:14 p.m. CST

    ...hehehehe...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...all right, I'mma try this bed thing again.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:16 p.m. CST

    G'night Flick

    by Fuzzyjefe

    sleep tight and all that hoo-ha.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:17 p.m. CST

    We wuz so poor

    by Fuzzyjefe

    couldn't hardly pay attention.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:19 p.m. CST

    My cousin is so damn ugly

    by Fuzzyjefe

    he hasta sneak up on a ham sammich.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:24 p.m. CST

    You never, EVER ask 'em "Where are my keys..."

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    "If they were up your ass, you'd know where they were..."

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:28 p.m. CST

    im so fucked up

    by DioxholsterReturns

    that ive never read the Catcher and the Rye. im a laughing stock

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:28 p.m. CST

    Yeah, I wore that one out

    by Fuzzyjefe

    with my friends a few years back. <p> Bunch of snobby-snobs.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:29 p.m. CST

    Don't worry Diox

    by Fuzzyjefe

    it ain't the be-all, end-all. <p> Now, ANNE OF GREEN GABLES...

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:34 p.m. CST

    Catcher and the Rye.

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    I never read that either. Is it about a baseball player who drinks heavily? Or is it just Field of Dreams all over again...?

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:39 p.m. CST

    Actually Cheeses

    by Fuzzyjefe

    I believe it's a sequel to THE PITCHER OF DORIAN GRAY.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:39 p.m. CST

    What'll you fellas have to drink?

    by Fuzzyjefe

    Ah, just bring us a pitcher of Dorian Gray.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Was Catcher IN the Rye the sequel or the pre-quel?

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:40 p.m. CST

    Hell yeah!

    by Fuzzyjefe

    We're gonna have a Wilde night tonite!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:42 p.m. CST

    I don't care WHERE you caught her!

    by Fuzzyjefe

    Just make sure you keep her.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:43 p.m. CST

    HHHHAAAA!!! Pitcher...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:44 p.m. CST

    I swear to all that's holy

    by Fuzzyjefe

    if I catch her in the rye again, she'll feel the back o'my hand!

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:47 p.m. CST

    Southern Boy on the phone with is brother...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    Brother: Dude, She's a VIRGIN???? <p>Southern Boy: Yeah, I know... <p>Brother: Look, if she ain't good enough for her own family, what makes you think she's good enough for ours?

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:48 p.m. CST

    What?

    by Fuzzyjefe

    They cain't even throw a flag over her face and fuck ol' glory?

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Double bagger...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    One over her face and one over yours just in case hers comes off...

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Alright my good man Cheeses.

    by Fuzzyjefe

    I need to turn in. Thanks for the wordplay my good man. <p> I don't like too much 'til I'm off to dreamland.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Double-bagger...

    by Fuzzyjefe

    that's one I've never heard afore.

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:53 p.m. CST

    If you feel tired all day, Fuzzy...

    by Cheeses_of_Nazareth

    you just need to sleep faster...<p>Later, man...

  • Sept. 14, 2010, 11:54 p.m. CST

    Okay...last one before I go...

    by Fuzzyjefe

    That there girl's a butterface. She has a great body, butterface could use some work.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 1:25 a.m. CST

    DONT FUCK WITH ADAM SCOTT

    by ciroslive

    That is all.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 3:24 a.m. CST

    I agree.

    by TedKordLives

    Don't fuck with Adam Scott. He will destroy you.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 3:27 a.m. CST

    Holy Shit its late.

    by TedKordLives

    Good thing there was only one beer in the fridge.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 3:42 a.m. CST

    I'll say this about WESTWORLD...

    by TedKordLives

    Best bar fight. Ever. Those who disagree are free to post rebuttals.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 6:08 a.m. CST

    Wassa book?

    by white_vader

    Readin's fer sissies.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 6:09 a.m. CST

    Scary may lack testicles,

    by white_vader

    But she does have breasticles.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 7 a.m. CST

    The world doesnt need to fear corporations.

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    It needs to fear THE_CHOPPAH.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 7:20 a.m. CST

    Good Morning All

    by rogueleader66

    Sorry Scary, didn't mean to leave my cloud as I passed thru last night....or should you be thanking me? LOL<P>Went to Meet the teacher last night at the kids school, met 2 out of the three teachers, all seem good. Get this...my daughter's one complaint about her teacher....she doesn't give ENOUGH homework....who ever thought you would hear a child say that.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 7:22 a.m. CST

    Morning all

    by MacReady452

    today on our show<p>Giada De Laurentis<p>and <p>Justin Long and Christina Ricci

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 7:25 a.m. CST

    rogue...your kid likes homework..?...

    by MacReady452

    ...she must hate America then.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 7:33 a.m. CST

    rogue my fellow NYer

    by MacReady452

    how bout Paladino taking the Republican nom over Lazio?<p> For those that don't give a shit....Paladino is the Tea Party candidate that was snubbed by the G.O.P as a primary candidate. He ran on his own and won in a landslide.<p>Fuck me.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 7:34 a.m. CST

    Morning Mac

    by rogueleader66

    My daughter is a unique child, she likes to be challenged at school. Apparently this new teacher dies not believe in too much homework, but it's not enough for my kid. Go figure. Of course her brothers complain because they think they have too much, but they are boys I expect nothing less lol.<P>That's a decent guest list for today dude! Get a good pic of Christina ;) he he he he.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 7:36 a.m. CST

    O'Donnell won in Delaware

    by MacReady452

    that is Palin's scissoring partner.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 7:38 a.m. CST

    ...but she isn't physically in the studio?...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...you don't get to sniff her?

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 7:38 a.m. CST

    full disclosure

    by MacReady452

    these are satellite interviews rogue. We speak with them live but they couldn't be further away from me.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 7:39 a.m. CST

    ...↑Miss Ricci I mean.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Mac

    by rogueleader66

    Lazio was the better choice of the two, not thrilled with either one but Paladino? WTF? A landslide? Armageddon is truly coming.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 7:43 a.m. CST

    nah Flick

    by MacReady452

    she was also sitting down, wearing dark clothing in a dark room. It was very difficult to get a look at the Black Snake Moan goods.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 7:44 a.m. CST

    Mac

    by rogueleader66

    Satellite interviews? Pshhhhhh....that sucks.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 7:45 a.m. CST

    Paladino doesn't have a shot, Mac.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Cuomo was going to beat down Lazio, but he's going to crush Paladino.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 7:46 a.m. CST

    And O'Donnell is so nutty that even Karl Rove

    by ColonelFatheart

    crapped all over her last night on Fox.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 7:47 a.m. CST

    my understandin of it rogue

    by MacReady452

    Lazio campaigned heavy downstate where he is based. Paladino is obviously more well known up here and did a lot of TV ads where as Lazio was virtually non existent here.<p>They are also touting it as a signal of general discontent within the G.O.P.<p>Big fucking surprise.<p>The real question is can he beat Cuomo?<p>Answer.....<p>FUCK NO.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 7:47 a.m. CST

    Nice little roundup of links about crazy O'Donnell.

    by ColonelFatheart

    http://tinyurl.com/25u5pvs

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 7:49 a.m. CST

    Paladino did have a PB-worthy pun last night.

    by ColonelFatheart

    In his victory speech, he said a vote for Andrew Cuomo would be a vote for the "status-Cuomo."

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 7:50 a.m. CST

    its obvious, isn't Colonel

    by MacReady452

    what up boss?

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 7:51 a.m. CST

    Paladino is a

    by MacReady452

    "status-Homo"<p>now THAT is a pun

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 7:52 a.m. CST

    What it is?

    by ColonelFatheart

    Shame you couldn't sniff Ricci.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 7:54 a.m. CST

    Mac

    by rogueleader66

    Ok so no big surprise really. As long as Cuomo beats down that clown Paladino, which should be an easy task. God help us if Paladino gets in.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 7:55 a.m. CST

    Are all these Teabag victories the equivalent of...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...the controlled, evil, conniving villain finally losing his shit at the end of the movie...showing the world his/her true colors?<P> YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!! [spittle flies]<P> AND I'D HAVE MADE IT TOO, IF IT WEREN'T FOR THESE MEDDLING KIDS!!

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 7:55 a.m. CST

    Morning Colonel

    by rogueleader66

    Isn't a shame Mac cant get a whiff of sweet Miss Ricci? Damn satellite bullshit!

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 7:55 a.m. CST

    no sniffing

    by MacReady452

    and then Justin Long is screaming into the camera the whole time soaking up all the good Ricci time.<p>Douche. Eh..he is alright. I generally like him.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 7:56 a.m. CST

    Morning Flick

    by rogueleader66

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 7:56 a.m. CST

    EXACTLY, Flick.

    by ColonelFatheart

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!! <p>"You mean the bad guy this whole time was just racist ol' Mr. Smith, the neighborhood billionaire oligarch?"

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 7:57 a.m. CST

    Mac

    by rogueleader66

    I like Justin Long ok, I liked Accepted and he was good in He's Just Not That Into You. Can't stand those stupid fucking Apple commercials he does, but that's not his fault.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 7:58 a.m. CST

    I wish Ricci was her old meaty self, though.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Ah well. What was she promo-ing?

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 7:59 a.m. CST

    Morning, Rogue...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...where are my manners?

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 7:59 a.m. CST

    We did have Miss September

    by MacReady452

    from Playboy in studio though. She is local soooo...<p>I didn't get to meet her though so she might as well have been sitting on the satellite in space for all that it mattered to me.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 7:59 a.m. CST

    Justin Long was ace in IDIOCRACY.

    by ColonelFatheart

    "Well, don't want to sound like a dick or nothin', but, ah ... it says on your chart that you're fucked up. Ah, you talk like a fag, and your shit's all retarded."

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 8 a.m. CST

    Ricci promo ing

    by MacReady452

    Alpha and Omega<p>cartoon dogs

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 8:01 a.m. CST

    No worries Flick

    by rogueleader66

    I was so damn high last night, I had to check and see if I said anything stupid on here, amazingly I did not, which is surprising, when I am that stoned I usually gush about something.<P>Scary's comment about my "cloud" did make me laugh.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Rogue

    by ColonelFatheart

    When you wake up the morning after puffing the magic dragon do you ever feel like just staying in bed?

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 8:02 a.m. CST

    Idiocracy

    by rogueleader66

    I for got he was in that Colonel....that movie is a damn riot. I want to see Extract, wanna know if Mike Judge still has it. Loved the hell outta Office Space...Mrs Rogue though it was dumb as fuck though.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 8:03 a.m. CST

    yo CHOPPAH!

    by Six Demon Bag

    CHOP this...

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 8:04 a.m. CST

    Colonel

    by rogueleader66

    Absolutely bro, I normally get up at 6:40 every morning, this morning...7, and it was still an effort to get out of bed, I just wanted to sleeeeeeeeeeeep.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 8:10 a.m. CST

    Yo, Sixies. I got that GOODNIGHT MOON DVD...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...from the library, and DD is obsessed with it. I thought it would be to slow moving for her at this point, but she loves it. She's got half the thing memorized already.<P> Thanks.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 8:10 a.m. CST

    OFFICE SPACE was eerily dead on.

    by ColonelFatheart

    I was once a low-level functionary with vaguely defined responsibilities at a company run by passive-aggressive, cover-your-ass yuppies.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 8:15 a.m. CST

    Scary and I saw OFFICE SPACE in a completely...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...empty theater. We both had shit jobs at that time, and we'd scraped the cash and change together for a late night theater splurge to distract us from our troubles.<P> Perfect movie, under the circumstances. Good thing the place was empty, because we were screaming with laughter...tears rolling down our faces...

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 8:20 a.m. CST

    Extract sucks balls

    by MacReady452

    Idiocracy is awesome. Terry Crews as the President <p>and <p>Justin Longs diagnosis of "Not Sure's" symptoms..<p>"...you talk like a fag and your shits all retarded."<p>Brilliant.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 8:20 a.m. CST

    At least you guys had each other.

    by ColonelFatheart

    (Cue "Full House" audience) Awwwwwwwww

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 8:21 a.m. CST

    I was gonna say that Justin Long

    by MacReady452

    sounds like a porn name<p>which leads to the next great cameo of his in<p>Zack and Miri<p>His scene is pretty much the best part about the movie. <p>Besides the BOOBS!

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 8:22 a.m. CST

    ...no, at least we had OFFICE SPACE...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...< P > bless the movies.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 8:22 a.m. CST

    And, no, I wasn't not puffing the dragon last night.

    by ColonelFatheart

    That Lord of the Rings-meets-Moby-Dick-meets-Lovecraft idea for an epic sea monster novel just came to me.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 8:24 a.m. CST

    That last post was for Cheeses, who asked.

    by ColonelFatheart

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 8:27 a.m. CST

    And now I gotta go.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Later taters.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 8:28 a.m. CST

    Terry Crews is awesome.

    by white_vader

    It was pretty funny how they always tried to cover up his muscles in Everybody hates Chris though. We all know he's built like a brick shithouse!

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Later Col.

    by white_vader

    El Polo.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 8:29 a.m. CST

    Go Tea Party! I want a war in the GOP

    by leo54304

    Will divide tea party and conservative GOPers who know these guys are crazy. GOP used to be able to them in check. God, Reagan and W played them perfectly but now? Not anymore. If tea party wing gains control of GOP, Palins got the nomination for '12.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 8:32 a.m. CST

    So I wonder if Judge will bring it

    by white_vader

    when he brings Be-avis and buttHEAD back (little nod for the fans there)... I dunno about going back to the well on that one. But if anyone can, he can.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 8:39 a.m. CST

    I hope Beavis & Butthead come back

    by rogueleader66

    I miss those two stupid idiots. Disappointing to hear that Extract sucked, still will see it, just not in a rush now. Crews was awesome in The Expendables, dude was toting one bad ass weapon.<P>Later Colonel<P>Mornin Nilla

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Morning Rogue

    by white_vader

    Thursday mornin' to be exact. Arghh. I'm so behind, and I have so much work to do. Never rains but it bloody pours... <p> Yeah dude, I think my fave episodes are "Choke" where Beavis chokes for the whole damn episode, and the Nudist colony one. "We saw naked chicks" Huh, huh, huh...

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 9:07 a.m. CST

    Speaking of Christina Ricci, just watched After.Life

    by TrigPalinsBodyDouble

    Not a good film by any stretch of the imagination, think it went straight to DVD, but the lovely Miss Ricci is naked for a good bit of the the film. Of course, most of her nude scenes are not erotic in the least as she may or may not be a corpse and Liam Neeson is there with her being very clinical as her mortician. That said, all Rated R films should have this quantity of female flesh. Highly recommended for pervs fans of Miss Fivehead.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 9:08 a.m. CST

    from the TREKback yesterday...

    by STLost

    AICN by The Bicycle Sharer Sep 14th, 2010 01:21:59 PM<P> Ain't It Crack, Nerds! I've spent entire fucking days in a talkback. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Oh, fuck this motherfucker. Post. Refresh. Refresh. Refresh. Oh, this shit will NOT stand! <P> HAHAHAHAH...that Bicycle Sharer is an ok dude. Plus he ate his shit sandwich! Respect to that! <P> Nice to see Bob Orci come in and get molested by his detractors, but still manages to stay on his feet. That's pretty cool. I thought Sixes almost had Orci come over to the PB for a minute! So close! <P> Back to work.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 9:10 a.m. CST

    Nilla

    by rogueleader66

    I love the choke one. I also like the one where they cut off some of their hair and glue it to their faces for a "beard"..."Hey baby...wanna stroke my beard"....great stuff. Of course the cornholio one is classic. Oh and the one where they befriend the serial killer. Damn I wanna see those now!

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 9:14 a.m. CST

    flick..

    by Six Demon Bag

    im glad DD enjoyed GOODNIGHT MOON..aint it great..its been a while since weve watched it..but its always in the rotation..<P>the poor little kid stammering at the end (after the credits) is soul crushing..<P>lil demon has it practically memorized too.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 9:16 a.m. CST

    STL

    by rogueleader66

    Sharer is an ok dude in my book. I agree, Orci took it all in stride, props to him for taking his lumps and not backing down, he stood his groud. I just hope he takes the criticism as caring and not bitching, he seemed to.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 9:20 a.m. CST

    flick..

    by Six Demon Bag

    now we are on the WHEELS ON THE BUS dvds..<P>those are astonishing low budget bad but they have its charm.. a dragon (voiced by ROGER DALTREY) drives the bus full of monkeys, macaws, and kids..and they sings songs and go places..to the moon, the zoo..<P>the songs are catchy and its all in good fun..but the acting and production values are pretty low rent.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Yo, everyone.

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Another day, another fucking agonizing, tormenting, tedious and infuriating day of billing.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Orci was in a Trekback?

    by TrigPalinsBodyDouble

    Was Asi and THE_CHOPPAH there?

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 9:32 a.m. CST

    How'd I miss this?

    by TrigPalinsBodyDouble

    Orci and Asi have already had it out by savagedave Sep 15th, 2010 04:43:14 AM In a previous talkback. It was some funny shit.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 9:33 a.m. CST

    Morning Fishy

    by rogueleader66

    What is it you do exactly...you may have said so before but yea I don't remember if you did.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 9:34 a.m. CST

    Actually Trig

    by rogueleader66

    Neither one of them was there. Asi was told in another TB but he did not seem to give a crap. Odd.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 9:43 a.m. CST

    savagedave seems to think they met previously

    by TrigPalinsBodyDouble

    That would seem to be a thing of legends and an excellent script for one of Fishy's movies.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 9:46 a.m. CST

    Kick me in the jimmy!

    by THE_CHOPPAH

    KICK ME IN THE JIMMY!!!!

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 9:50 a.m. CST

    Ok Choppah

    by rogueleader66

    You have officially been *KICKED* in the jimmy...happy now?

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Is Orci the one with the shite haircut

    by white_vader

    or is that Kurtzman? It was a Transformers thing or something where they were being interviewed and I dunno if it was supposed to be emo hip or what but it looked like Orbison's wig had crawled up there and found a new host or something. Jesus... <p> And Asi didn't take the fight to Orci? Seems a bit gutless, no offence. <p> Asi, Orci, Orci, Asi, it's like a Letterman bit!

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 10 a.m. CST

    Ines Sainz, female reporter involved in Jets story

    by leo54304

    check her out on the web. Wow!! Mentioned her on trek thread but wanted to bring her up on this one.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 10:08 a.m. CST

    I'm in

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Information Systems & Technology (mostly IS these days--disaster based). I'm one of the three executive staff here--but it's not as as it sounds. Just a mid-sized agency. Shouldn't get more specific than that...

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 10:08 a.m. CST

    Meant to write

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    not as hoity toity as it sounds.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 10:11 a.m. CST

    Nilla

    by rogueleader66

    I was a bit surprised at Asi's non reaction. Maybe he didn't know that it was confirmed that it was indeed the real Orci, and he just figured why bother arguing with the guy again. But with confirmation, that presents an opportunity to confront the guy on a civil, yet harshly critical manner. Oh well, I am sure he will be back at some point and maybe Asi will take him on. Honestly if he does, I hope he does it with some civility and not the usual manner in which he discusses Trek.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 10:14 a.m. CST

    Ok Fishy

    by rogueleader66

    Im in IT as well, work as a PC Tech/Network admin for an outsourcing company, we maintain library computer systems.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 10:20 a.m. CST

    Don't really feel like reading the whole Orciback

    by TrigPalinsBodyDouble

    but I hope that everyone told him not to remake Khan!

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 10:26 a.m. CST

    Trig

    by rogueleader66

    A lot of people voiced their displeasure at the possibility of Khan being in the next one. I have always maintained it should be a lesser known race like the Tholians or the Gorn or the Kelvans, something we have not already seen, and something that has not already been done to perfection.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 10:45 a.m. CST

    Dude, Leo

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    You're fucking everywhere, dude! ;-) Gotta disagree with you on the Republican/Tea Party hating, but, hey, ain't that what makes the world go?

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 10:46 a.m. CST

    STLost

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    LOL! Thanks, dude. Shit sandwich tasted even worse the second time. Oh, yeah, and Orci fucking blows donkeys!

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 10:50 a.m. CST

    Can someone please...

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Point me to the Orci-Asi duel? I would just about fucking pay to see that. That shit would probably make my fucking year.<p>I got a lot of respect for the Orci post-talkback (fuck that motherfucker is BOLD!), but his arguments and excuses were weak as hell. ("You don't get it.") Yeah, that's right, motherfucker, I don't "get" bad fucking writing. But I do "get" coming on AICN, defending your shit, mixing it up, taking your shots, and hitting right back. You're a first class talkbacker, Orci (even if you're a third class writer).

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 10:55 a.m. CST

    What the fuck is wrong with Fareal?

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    He posted the EXACT same "if you hate America" post over in the Trek talkback. I mean, it's one thing to dump some unsolicited political shit (been guilty of it myself), but, fuck, try not to fucking repeat yourself EXACTLY in every talkback.<p>Oops! My bad. Just read the talkback and it looks like Fareal wasn't the first to post political shit. Still, dude, why not try to write something original in each one? What are you, a fucking Hollywood exec? "Hey, let's redo 'Let the Right One In!" But, shit, at least, they reshoot the shit. Fareal just copies and pastes.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 10:59 a.m. CST

    Funny thing is

    by TrigPalinsBodyDouble

    You know that J.J. Abrams has heard about Asi at this point. I wonder if when J.J. and Orci get together for drinks they have a good laugh about it.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 11 a.m. CST

    I love how the only good news is...

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Delaware! LOL! There's gonna be a proper ass-fucking in November, but all some people have to grab as a life preserver is fucking Delaware! Hold tight to that, my friends! Hold tight! Maybe it'll help you sleep the night you have to start saying "Speaker-Elect Boehner." ;-)<p>Oh, yeah, and just so my position is clear, fuck Rove and fuck Bush, too! I was willing to cut those clowns some fucking slack until I found out (how'd I miss it?!?!?) that Bush signed a fucking bill that prohibits selling incandescent light bulbs after 2012. WTF?!?!?! Incandescent light bulbs?!?!?! That's what "compassionate conservatives" and Democrats are against? LIGHT BULBS!!! Fuck, man. That's some sad shit.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 11:02 a.m. CST

    Jar Jar Abrams heard about AsimovLives

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    That is the bright spark in my fucking day, imaging that conversation. Fuck, I love AICN!

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 11:05 a.m. CST

    I used to like Hemingway

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    But then I read Raymond Chandler's parody of him. Made me laugh so hard that I couldn't read Hemingway again without chuckling.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 11:08 a.m. CST

    ColonelFatheart

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Lord of the Rings-meets-Moby-Dick-meets-Lovecraft? Fucking brilliant, dude! Do it, brother! Write that shit! The market is out there (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters, and shit). Do it, dude! You've got a fucking customer right here.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Best not to get into politics at all here in PB...

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    That way whoop ass lies.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Yeah, that's the down side to such a distinct style...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I think Cormac McCarthy is vulnerable on that front too.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Scary Waitress

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Appointment to have your cooch waxed? So, we're still on for today then? ;-)

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 11:10 a.m. CST

    You misread Bycicle

    by white_vader

    We're talking about the fact there WAS no duel.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST

    And I miswrote Bicycle!

    by white_vader

    Zuh...

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Rogue and 6DB

    by TrigPalinsBodyDouble

    Asi made a post specifically not for you guys in the OrciTrekBack.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 11:21 a.m. CST

    Bicycle Sharer

    by ColonelFatheart

    Thanks, man. I'm not going for the mere grafting/mashing up that's all the rage these days in genre fiction, though. I just want an epic work where all those influences and then some shine through. <p>Ha! I'm responding as if I'm actually going to write it. I'm a lazy fucker.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 11:24 a.m. CST

    As the token conservative libertarian here

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    I look forward to seeing y'all here on November 3. Gonna be a good day.<p>I used to fall for the same tripe (from the other side) that you guys do -- Oh, the Republicans/Democrats are evil personified! Oh, Clinton/Bush/Obama is gonna destroy the Constitution! Oh, the other side is destroying our "rights!" LMAO!<p>I got my favorites and all, but this political shit is just a bunch of hyped-up bullshit. And every year, year after year, the mouth-breathing, knuckle-dragging idiots parrot that shit and regurgitate it as they shamble toward the voting booth. Election happens, the world spins, and everything keeps moving on, no matter what party's in office, day after day after day...<p>For confirmation, please note the VAST differences between Bush and Obama -- Gitmo still open, the "timeline" for Iraq withdrawal was a deal Bush signed with Iraqis, stimulus and bailouts, outlawing INCANDESCENT FUCKING LIGHT BULBS (you gotta be fucking kidding me!), warrantless wiretaps, rendition, and Sebelius and the "defenders" of "rights" telling insurance companies that they're gonna "keep track" of companies that raise rates and say that it's the fault of the new health care law!<p>Remember in the, oh, so distant past when Ari Fleischer, just post-9/11, suggested that we watch what we say? An outrageous attempt by the administration to stifle free speech and dissent, we heard! And Hillary Clinton claimed that highest form of patriotism was dissent!<p>Cut to: eighteen months later and, my, how times have changed! Suddenly, dissent is taboo and racist and monitoring a company's free speech is just the right thing to do. LMAO! Both these parties hack away at "rights" when it suits them and demonize the others at will.<p>You know what makes me like the Tea Party? Both the Dems AND the Republicans can't stand up. I guess that means they must be doing SOMETHING right. ;-)

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Token...I like that.

    by FlickaPoo

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Sharer-- click here to find Orci/AsimovLives run-ins.

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    http://tinyurl.com/2ft8b5o

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 11:30 a.m. CST

    Rogue

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Fellow IT guru--I salute thee.<BR><BR>I worked as a reference dept librarian in a university library and a research librarian in a law library in Manhattan for some years btw.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 11:30 a.m. CST

    No, Colonel, fucking do it!

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    I swear I watched my wife sweat over her writing, re-writing, editing, etc. And all that while she was working a full-time! You can do it, dude! We got faith in ya, man! Fucking outline that shit, do a chapter or two a day (2,000 to 4,000 words) and make that shit happen. Come on, Colonel! Too many people with great ideas give in to laziness or busy-ness and then we're forced to watch fucking "Bewitched: The Movie" or some such shit. Have some faith in yourself, do the work, get yourself a truthful and merciless editor (my wife used a published author to edit her stuff as well as co-writing with her, Inez Kelley), and make that shit happen. You've got a guy right here (and I'm sure I ain't alone) who'd pay you for that, provided you put the work into it.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Thanks, Vicous!

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Heading there now!

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 11:37 a.m. CST

    One more thing, Colonel

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Raymond Chandler, a fucking LEGEND, didn't start writing until he was forty-four fucking years old! He was an alcoholic and had gotten fired from every decent job in Los Angeles. And you know how he did it? He found some stories that he liked (Hemingway, stuff in Black Mask, etc.) and he literally just studied them and re-wrote them, editing and changing until he had something original. Forty-fucking-four! Have you ever read Chandler? That motherfucker was a fucking poet of prose! He is, to this day, my favorite author. I reread his novels every damn year. Been doing it for ten years or so. The guy became a master simply by copying others and editing, editing, editing and reworking until he got to the magic. Do not let that idea slide, Colonel. Do yourself (and us) a favor and give it a shot. Fuck, Revenge of Fett has a script man! I know you can do it.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Sharer, I appreciate your civil approach to politics.

    by ColonelFatheart

    But, really, if you're a true libertarian, small-government type, please kindly go tell the Tea Party and their elite backers (Dick Armey, the Koch brothers) to go fuck themselves. The Tea Party was concocted in salons of power and marched out on live national TV by professional screaming head Rick Santelli, who just so happened to call for a new American Tea Party just as these supposedly grassroots organizations were taking shape on the Internet. <p>Poll after poll shows the so-called libertarian Tea Partiers as supporting keeping defense spending at current levels and keeping their government entitlements. Not to mention they often betray a disregard for facts (such as Obama's birthplace and religion or "Keep government out of my Medicare!") <p>Now, I don't dispute that there are many, many people in this country who would prefer a smaller government and more lax regulations on middle-class entrepreneurship. Hell, I'm one of them. But I also understand that it is impossible to revert to specifically what the "Founders" had in mind, as Glenn Beck or other Tea Partiers are liable to spout out about at any given moment. Progress and change are natural law, to co-opt a seemingly harmless term turned vile by the use of Christian fundamentalists. Therefore unnatural law, the laws of ethics and government must also change. That's progress. The Tea Party doesn't appear to be for progress. They appear to be clinging with childlike ferocity to an ideal that never really existed. <p>I'm with Andrew Sullivan. Once Tea Partiers get serious about significant cuts in defense and entitlement reform, not to mention the embracing of basic civil rights for gays, religious minorities and even illegal immigrants (yes, they are breaking the law, but they shouldn't be treated as refuse), then maybe I'll listen. Hell, I'd give Ron Paul a chance if he weren't for bringing back the gold standard, which would result in violent, brutal social engineering on a scale not seen since Hitler.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 11:39 a.m. CST

    Vicious, which one?

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    I get an AICN "search" page with a crap load of talkbacks. Which one is the right one? The first one?

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 11:40 a.m. CST

    Sorry, Bicycle. Just had to get that off my chest.

    by ColonelFatheart

    I tend to get along better with libertarian/conservatives. They always seem more willing to engage in debate on logical, civil grounds. Of course, I'm more than happy to admit that the Democrats are nowhere near where they need to be, but I believe progress comes from embracing what's possible first. <p>And I can't thank you enough for the encouragement to write! I appreciate it greatly.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 11:40 a.m. CST

    bike

    by Six Demon Bag

    i just like the haters who are saying that obama hasnt done shit..when he fact he has made valiant progress.<P>the previous admin fucked this country 8 ways from thursday and they expected it to be fixed in two weeks.<P>this shit is gonna take some time..the question is--are we gonna be a buncha patient fuckers or whiny bitches looking for a quick fix?

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 11:42 a.m. CST

    Oh man, I dig Chandler.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Only read one book, though, The High Window. <p>You know, I think Hunter S. Thompson did something like what Chandler did, wherein he just copied Crime and Punishment word for word just to see how Dostoevsky made it work.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 11:46 a.m. CST

    Sixies, THE WHEELS ON THE BUS DVD?...

    by FlickaPoo

    ...DD is crazy about that book.<P> And yeah, that kid at the end of GOODNIGHT MOON is the best.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 11:48 a.m. CST

    Yep, Sixies

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    Hilarious that critics (i.e, just about everyone in the country it seems) think that Obama should have every goddamn problem the country faces wrapped up after 1.5 years in office. Of course, Reagan (that old coot) faced the same criticism as in the early 80s.<BR><BR>I've come to the opinion that any large group of people (e.g., American voters left or right politically) are collectively assholes with the attention span, the memory and the patience of a fly.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 11:49 a.m. CST

    I never knew Chandler waited that long, though!

    by ColonelFatheart

    Gives one hope.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Bike

    by Le Vicious Fishus

    The first one has some good material. Others probably do as well.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 11:50 a.m. CST

    Sixies

    by rogueleader66

    I am so on the same page as you regarding Obama. Sadly, I think everyone is looking for a quick fix and they aint gonna get it, 8 years of shit is not gonna be swept away in a short time. The fact is Obama is constantly being forced to change shit because of the fucking filibuster that the GOP assholes use like a child's toy. They roadblock everything the President does until he changes it to suit their needs or just throws it out. Either way they are trying to control him any way possible and that makes him look like he isn't doing anything, or doing it badly.<P>That's about as much as I care to talk about regarding politics.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Nov. 3: I think the GOP will take the House,

    by ColonelFatheart

    but by a small margin. The Dems will hold on to the Senate. <p>Obama will then have a great political opportunity on two fronts: <p>1. On some sticky issues that some progress can be made on, he'll be able to depict himself as the ultimate bipartisan deal-maker, thus winning back some of the indies he lost in this year of malaise. <p>2. On progressive, easily-sold policies that have absolutely no chance of making it through a more centrist legislature, he can hammer away at the GOP for standing in the way of progress. You're beginning to see it now with several top GOPers wavering on extending all of Bush's tax cuts. Obama, so far, is playing this right. He's got a good hand (tax cuts for the middle class, increase for top earners), and the GOP is bluffing. Too bad he's got to contend with milquetoast "Democrats" such as puckered asshole Joe Lieberman and Evan Good Fucking Riddance and Good-Bayh. <p>Either way, Obama should have pretty good coattails come 2012, and if the GOP continues its Tea Party fracture, you're looking at Dems, possibly even more progressive Dems, taking back majorities.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 11:57 a.m. CST

    And now I'm done talking politics for today.

    by ColonelFatheart

    Not because I don't like it, but because I like it too much and I'll never shut up.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 11:59 a.m. CST

    Colonel

    by The Bicycle Sharer

    Every movement (see Republicans, Democrats, Whigs, Know-Nothings, etc.) has its morons. Speaking as a Tea Partier myself (and knowing some, too - I'm a member of a tongue-in-cheek group that bills itself as the "Brain Trust" - very tongue-in-cheek, by the way - half our messages involve as much more talking about chicks as it does politics), I personally want government out of health care (Obamacare and Medicare/Medicaid), retirement (Social Security), marriage (since when does the government decide to "sanction" contracts, gay or straight - they don't do it for any OTHER contract - get 'em the fuck out of ALL marriage sanctioning), and free speech (that's "hate speech" or "corporate speech" or emailing the President and calling him a douche - see the British kid who did just that this week and got banned from the U.S. for life). I'm for a cut-back in entitlement spending and a tight, here-in-this country and fuck Europe and N. Korea and Japan and Iraq and Afghanistan military. I'm against businesses exploiting fucking illegals and for illegals obeying the law, including the laws about immigration. I'm for the gold standard - anything else enables government manipulation of the currency and the printing and devaluation of money. I AM a Christian fundamentalist, but I'm a conservative libertarian, which means that I live MY life by my values, allowing the society to be governed by the values of the Consitution (not my personal religious beliefs) which means keeping government out of sanctioning fucking unions, ANY unions, gay or straight. I'm for states' rights, in my case, meaning that if Massachusetts or Cali want to institute a communist utopia, more power to 'em and let people vote with their feet. I don't give a shit for the "elite backers" (fucking Dick Armey is "elite?") and I doubt that most Tea Partiers do, certainly the ones with whom **I** speak don't. I'm for a VERY limited federal government (and as expansive a state government as you like). I don't give a shit where Obama was born, but I think it's the height of fucking hilarious that the group that championed "9/11 was an inside job by Bush, Rove, and Rice" decry the speech of others (while at the same time ridiculing the "stupidity" of Bush's administration - how's that work anyway - the dumbest president in history masterminded a brilliant false-flag operation?!?!?). I love listening to people like Ed Schultz decry the "incivility" of the public discourse (when directed at them) just before they go to a "Psycho Talk" segment and called someone a psycho or a douche - thank heaven for civility! I don't think that reverting to what the Founders envisioned is any more ludicrous today (under Democrat and Republican regimes) than it was under a fucking monarch. And no Tea Partier that I know feels any different. Sure, there are some fucking morons in the group 'cause there are morons in society (D.C. just threw out their half-black Democrat mayor who instituted education reforms and got test scores up 'cause he was "out of touch" and "not black enough"); every group has 'em - Republicans, Democrats, Tea Partiers, what have you.

  • Sept. 15, 2010, 11:59 a.m. CST

    I think/hope passing some sort of health care...

    by FlickaPoo