Jan. 16, 2001, 3:56 p.m. CST
Jan. 16, 2001, 3:59 p.m. CST
Seeing my shitty province get so much coverage :)
Jan. 16, 2001, 4 p.m. CST
Well, before some beloved fellow talbacker makes the cheap go and says "you still look like a moron" I'm going to piss him off and say it here "I look like a moron". Now on the movie. Well, submarine movies can be quite cool (Das Boot anyone?). Heck, even Crimson Tide was quite watchable. But as much as Bigelow can pull interesting visuals, I don't know if she can pull the rather quiet, sober style I think a submarine movie needs. And The Weight of Water was crap. a beautiful looking one, yeah, but crap nonetheless.
Jan. 16, 2001, 4:11 p.m. CST
Your right J.S.S., it is strange to see it get so much coverage. I have the Herald for my homepage to keep up events at home while i am away, and this is the first interesting thing i have seen. I never thought I would see it as a link on AICN.
Jan. 16, 2001, 4:14 p.m. CST
In his book The Sex Chronicles Lance Rancier outlines an extremely dangerous act once practiced by Asian prostitutes: [Japanese prostitutes working] in the Hong Kong harbor offered the ultimate pleasure to a man. The service was expensive to the man and dangerous to the woman. The Sampan girl, working in a boat, leaned over the side of the boat and ducked her head into the water. The customer entered her from behind, experiencing exquisite va91nal spasms around his p3n1s as the woman reacted to her near drowning. She pulled herself out of the water just before she lost consciousness, usually after the client had experienced an intense orgasm. Needless to say, you can't really do this on a submarine!!!
Jan. 16, 2001, 4:19 p.m. CST
-- you still look like -- Oh, damn you to hell! *sigh* You know, it used to be much more fun when the 'first' folks were all a bunch of idiots. I miss those days ...
Jan. 16, 2001, 4:52 p.m. CST
I love submarinespeak. Harrison, Liam, and submarines: I'm there!
Jan. 16, 2001, 4:58 p.m. CST
Uh, "Crimson Tide" had a quiet sober style? Whoever posted it, I think you have a case of the bends. Quiet sober style and a Bruckheimer / Simpson production don't belong in the same thought together.
Jan. 16, 2001, 5:11 p.m. CST
Like Das Boot. Crimson Tide was watchable at its best, but from this movie and the talent involved I expect way more. And sure you do, also.
Jan. 16, 2001, 7:15 p.m. CST
Hey, the city looks pretty cool in this pic. The sub looks neat too. These are my opinions.
Jan. 16, 2001, 7:46 p.m. CST
Who needs another submarine movie? How many times do I have to watch people listen to a sonar signal getting closer, or be still so the enemy sub won't hear them, or have the sub lose power and sink down until it almost bursts? Oh and what's the deal with Liam Neeson? Is it me or is this guy just not as liked as you would think based on all the movies he's doing? I'll answer that... it's not me.
Jan. 17, 2001, 1:05 a.m. CST
This appears to be the decommissioned Russian surplus submarine that was available on e-bay a few months back. It would have been yours for about $1 million, and something to tow it out of Florida, where it was a tourist attraction. Looks like the K-19 people scored a coup, and saved themselves a hell of a lot of money!
Jan. 17, 2001, 7:06 a.m. CST
I spent most of my life in Halifax until recently, so it's kind of funny to see pictures of movies being shot there. All the scenes above deck on Bill Paxton's ship in Titanic were shot right there in that harbour (on the left side out of frame). Cameron just matted out all the city in the background. Unfortunately, one of my wacky East Coast brethern was kind enough to spike a big seafood chowder for the crew with PCP, sending countless people to the hospital. More importantly, Halifax is a lot like Springfield on the Simpsons. If the filmmakers need a building to film in, the city will forcibly evacuate all of downtown. If any species of animal bothers the cast, Halifax will have it wiped out! It's a quirky little place with tries a bit too hard to be touristy sometimes (we'll just CRAM the quaintness down your throat!) but overall, a nice place to live. Unless you want to make more than 21,000 a year or keep a job long enough to retire.
Jan. 17, 2001, 8:02 a.m. CST
Narf is so right. You can't really make any decent money here. The people seem kind of Snobish, or anti social as well. That's exactly why I'm moving, the economy is sooo bloody bad.
Jan. 17, 2001, 8:24 a.m. CST
Sub in photo is a diesel powered "Juliet" class which carries four cruise missiles in it's hull casing. K-19 was an atomic powered "Hotel class that carried three ballistic missiles in it's conning tower... they may need a little work here,but at least it IS Russian. they may
Jan. 17, 2001, 10:01 a.m. CST
Narf and JSS, which Halifax are you talking about? People snobbish? Bad economy? I'm a 28 year old making 70,000, with no ceiling in sight. I think it might depend on what kind of work you're trained for. And come on, everyone knows Eastern Canada has some of the friendliest, most hospitable people around.
Jan. 17, 2001, 11:21 a.m. CST
The Halifax I know is the one that spray-painted the grass green when Charles and Diana visited; The one that built up the downtown core which included a beautiful International Cafe for the G-7 political summit, then promptly tore it down and put up a fenced up empty lot in its place when the G-7 ended; The one that promotes toruism all year round, even in the winter by constantly telling people that its citizens are all a bunch of illiterate fishermen; And the one that employs exactly ONE person who makes $70,000 a year, when the minimum wage is almost the lowest in Canada. Did I forget the slow death of the downtown core and the lack of parking? But we do lead the pack in smokers! And Halifax has more bars in a 5-block radius than most cities have all together. Oh yeah, and the bus system, which raises prices constantly while cutting service. Shall I go on?
Jan. 17, 2001, 11:36 a.m. CST
You've clearly got some issues with Halifax. I had no intention of picking at a sore spot, and I know we're straying from the point of this talkback, so I'm not gonna jump all over your points (whether successfully or not). I hope wherever you relocate(d) to better meets your expectations. I know I love it here, but I gotta go - me and my girlfriend (makes 65k) who bought a beatiful 4 bdrm house overlooking the water (for only 94k) are going for drinks with some of our other painfully overpaid friends at one of the many bars in the downtown core. :-)
Jan. 17, 2001, 12:46 p.m. CST
How does it affect us here in the Maritimes? For the record, I did move away and make gobs more money than I did in Halifax. For the record again, I probably was being a bit harsh on my old home town. I dunno, something about Halifax just makes me so damn mad sometimes.
Jan. 17, 2001, 7:34 p.m. CST
My god this is funny! Steve Murphy...Now there's a celebrity. Man, I love Halifax too. It's great. It's like having the advantages of being in a city without the crime. I've been to cities all over Canada, but Halifax is the nicest. However I can see Narf's points too. That Springfield analogy is hilarious. It's like how we're STILL trying to milk Titanic. Ah well.