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by GiantSnowman
Fri May 03, 2013 3:11 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
Replies: 747
Views: 240234

Re: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name

Oh thank you!

I guess it wasn't that old. (I saw it in the mid 90's) I've been teaching friends the martian greeting and it was really hard to explain why they should learn it.
by GiantSnowman
Thu May 02, 2013 11:14 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name of
Replies: 747
Views: 240234

Re: Things you remember watching but can't remember the name

I once saw a French sf comedy about two old French men who befriend an martian. At first, one of the men is ridiculed for claiming to have met an alien. He attempts to hang himself but his friend saves him. The martian has a martian greeting which he teaches to the two men; It involves extending you...
by GiantSnowman
Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:37 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Iron Man 2
Replies: 78
Views: 9766

Re: Iron Man 2

I have a feeling the character of Nick Fury has been waiting for Samuel Jackson. David Hasslehoff didn't seem to do him justice with all the tight leather.

Question about the little bit after the credits.
Spoiler:
What Marvel baddy flies trough space and has a giant sword?
by GiantSnowman
Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:18 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Space Alert
Replies: 1
Views: 629

Re: Space Alert

I've spent two evenings with this. I think you understated the confusion and mayhem a little. You see, there's a CD playing shouting things like: "Threat detected! Zone Blue! T-minus 5!" at which point you draw a card with an enemy. The CD runs for about ten minutes during which you'll be ...
by GiantSnowman
Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:36 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...
Replies: 686
Views: 72543

Re: Avatar: the most heavily promoted film since I-don't-know...

The story sounds a bit dull, but sometimes the setting makes up for it. Like in Waterworld. The scenery and gunships from Avatar trailers remind me of Halo, which is a good sign for me.
by GiantSnowman
Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:30 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Push
Replies: 1
Views: 650

Push

Push is a movie about people with superpowers set in Hong Kong. The powers run in the family and are pretty much the same for everyone who's got a type. They've got names like Watchers, Sniffs, Movers, Pushers and Bleeders. Governments have been experimenting on/with them since the Nazi's showed it...
by GiantSnowman
Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Heroes, Mythology, and Religion
Replies: 22
Views: 3483

Re: Heroes, Mythology, and Religion

I always thought of Neo more as Buddha-like then Jesus-esque. I see the Matrix as a metaphor for our world of illusions from which he is the first to awaken.
by GiantSnowman
Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:48 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Stairgate: Universe
Replies: 763
Views: 66110

Re: Stargate: Universe

I really liked how they didn't take 15 minutes to wrap up the timetravel episode after the solution has been found. Just fading to black after he sends his message back in time leaves more time for the actual excitement.
by GiantSnowman
Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:31 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: (500) Days of Summer
Replies: 38
Views: 6810

Re: 500 Days of Summer

Does this title make anyone else think about 30 Days of Night?
by GiantSnowman
Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:10 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: V [one-character-titles are dumb ~4d.]
Replies: 68
Views: 9077

Re: V

Didn't they already remake V once with Earth: Final Conflict? It's a bit more sf but it still had the same story core of aliens coming to earth to make everything better who secretly have a hidden agenda.
by GiantSnowman
Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:07 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Guild (Felicia Day goodness)
Replies: 36
Views: 6288

Re: The Guild (Felicia Day goodness)

The Guild is cute, but I got fed up with everyone's rampaging passive aggressiveness after a while. Seriously, Codex, sometimes the easiest way to solve a problem is to talk to people about it . Including, and especially, the people you're having the problem with . No, that would involve confrontat...
by GiantSnowman
Wed Nov 18, 2009 11:27 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Prince of Persia: Disney Movie
Replies: 41
Views: 4823

Re: Prince of Persia: Disney Movie

You appear to have confused the worst part of the DOOM movie with the only decent part of it. The entire thign should've been filmed from that POV. :lol: Oh dear, I fear you maybe right there. However, I'm not going to sit trough Doom again to verify. Maybe it would be fun to watch that white guy c...
by GiantSnowman
Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:55 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Zombieland!
Replies: 56
Views: 6037

Re: Zombieland!

Spoiler:
It was a shame the opening credits said "Bill Murray as himself" was in it. It spoiled the surprise of Bill Murray still living in his own house.

I like the idea of zombies being able to run away too. I haven't seen that before.
by GiantSnowman
Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:50 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Prince of Persia: Disney Movie
Replies: 41
Views: 4823

Re: Prince of Persia: Disney Movie

I noticed that trailer had a large amount of jumping and climbing in it. Doom was a bad movie, but the worst part of it was where they did that scene from the eyes of the protagonist so it looked like a 3d-shooter. I hope they're not basing the movie on the platforming aspect instead of the story. D...
by GiantSnowman
Sat Oct 31, 2009 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0656: "October 30th"
Replies: 62
Views: 14657

Re: "October 30th" Discussion

Candy? Where we're going we don't need... candy.
by GiantSnowman
Tue Oct 27, 2009 11:02 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0654: "Nachos"
Replies: 96
Views: 23612

Re: "Nachos" Discussion

Any board game you play against someone who's having a phone conversation featuring the sentence: "Of course I love you honey." is guaranteed to result in victory. That might be a hard one to pull off intentionally, but making the doorbell ring for an online opponent at the right moment so...
by GiantSnowman
Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:51 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Why is Rorschach so likeable?
Replies: 91
Views: 50075

Re: Why is Rorschach so likeable?

Executing just vengeance on pure evil criminals was part of what made superhero stories popular in the first place. The moral absolutes used in these comics made everything a clean Good vs. Evil fight, helping us escape from the grey much we have to sort out every day. Alan Moore tried to deconstruc...
by GiantSnowman
Thu Jul 23, 2009 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Discworld for English class
Replies: 60
Views: 7545

Re: Discworld for English class

Since they're mostly deconstructions of the fantasy genre, wouldn't the first two books appeal to more to a teacher doesn't like fantasy?
by GiantSnowman
Sat Jun 27, 2009 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Bioshock 2: What would you like to see?
Replies: 41
Views: 3689

Re: Bioshock 2: What would you like to see?

I don't think they'll do sharks in Bioshock since it's all about that the monsters used to be human. That said, I wouldn't mind some humans that can no longer be easily recognized as such instead of the mooks that just want to shoot or club you. The best thing about the first game that would need re...
by GiantSnowman
Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: London police accused of waterboarding
Replies: 33
Views: 2507

Re: London police accused of waterboarding

When police are interrogating suspects, they're always trying to make them uncomfortable to the point where they give confessions or information they would not give willingly. Even with rules that ban the use of pain, hunger, physical contact there's plenty that can be done to make people uncomforta...
by GiantSnowman
Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:40 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0569: "Borders"
Replies: 73
Views: 15592

Re: "Borders" Discussion

These countries would be much improved by the insertion of the RedvsBlue ctf team, to teach them the ways of the flag.
by GiantSnowman
Wed Sep 17, 2008 1:29 pm UTC
Forum: Religious Wars
Topic: Star Trek vs. Star Wars
Replies: 360
Views: 150175

Re: Star Trek vs. Star Wars

I'd like to add some meta-story thinking about the Federation vs the Empire: In both universes, good always triumphs over evil in the end. This is a little more true for Star Wars since it is a fantasy setting which must always have some good vs evil conflict in it, while Star Trek spends some of it...
by GiantSnowman
Wed Sep 03, 2008 11:35 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Whedon's Doctor Horrible
Replies: 333
Views: 34889

Re: Whedon's Doctor Horrible

Okay, so I exaggerated a bit to be funny, which I thought it was because there is a grain of truth in it. Hear me out. Captain Hammer is evil. He only does the superhero thing to show how awesome he is, while utterly failing as a human being. Real superheroes are always trying to show villians the e...
by GiantSnowman
Tue Sep 02, 2008 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Whedon's Doctor Horrible
Replies: 333
Views: 34889

Re: Whedon's Doctor Horrible

You know, the whole thing is all Penny's fault! If she would have resisted Hammer's cheesy smile she could have turned Billy around. In fact, she was halfway there during her song in the laundry room. (doesn't your brain grow daisies on the inside when you hear it) Then, she was interrupted by her n...
by GiantSnowman
Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:31 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0450: "The Sea"
Replies: 128
Views: 21711

Re: "The Sea" Discussion

I thought he was talking about getting high heels.
by GiantSnowman
Fri Jul 11, 2008 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0448: "Good Morning"
Replies: 119
Views: 17736

Re: "Good Morning" discussion

It seems my sleep rhythm has moved to Kabul over the last few weeks (from GMT+1), I hope I don't get woken up by bombs soon.

-edit How come there's only one vowel in rhythm? It's a 2-syllable word!
by GiantSnowman
Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:54 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0446: "In Popular Culture"
Replies: 144
Views: 39202

Re: In Popular Culture Discussion

I would like to thank the authors of these two posts: A classic troll would be to make a reasonable sounding post that contained incorrect peripheral information--putting Picard under the heap of tribbles, say, while making an otherwise sound argument about the merits of foley vs CGI. Bonus points a...
by GiantSnowman
Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0441: "Babies"
Replies: 111
Views: 18069

Re: "Babies" discussion

phlip wrote:I was reminded more of Advanced Technology than Thoughts...


Ever since I saw that, I've been secretly hoping one of my friends or cousins will get pregnant so I can make them a Self-Replicating warning T-shirt:
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by GiantSnowman
Sun May 11, 2008 11:07 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0421: "Making Hash Browns"
Replies: 122
Views: 33234

Re: "Making Hash Browns" Discussion

xkcd usually has a passion for accuracy so I am disturbed to see this comic violates the basic laws of physics. If you swing the racket forward at the potato with the intention of slicing it, it won't be launched towards the plate but rather it would fall on the ground after slicing. (snip) Isn't t...
by GiantSnowman
Mon May 05, 2008 10:19 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0419: "Forks and Spoons"
Replies: 146
Views: 27312

Re: "Forks and Spoons" Discussion

It seems sporks have replaced velociraptors. I'm going to have to find some new defences for my house.
by GiantSnowman
Wed Apr 30, 2008 3:48 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0417: "The Man Who Fell Sideways"
Replies: 174
Views: 35601

Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

If you start falling sideways, wouldn't gravity have to pick a direction (as on a compas) for you to fall in? Would that direction be genetically determined? Would one part of the sideways falling people fall west and the other part east?
by GiantSnowman
Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:48 am UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0417: "The Man Who Fell Sideways"
Replies: 174
Views: 35601

Re: "The Man Who Fell Sideways" Discussion

I once saw this short film about a guy who wakes up one day on his ceiling, and ends up falling in the sky. I can't remember what it was called but I think it was French.
by GiantSnowman
Wed Apr 23, 2008 4:09 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0413: "Mistranslations"
Replies: 110
Views: 19539

Re: "Mistranslations" Discussion

Has anyone ever seen a mistranslation like that in some sort of kama sutra book? Or any tips that sound like they must have been derived from such a mistranslation?
by GiantSnowman
Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0406: "Venting"
Replies: 133
Views: 26908

Re: "Venting" Discussion

I watched one or two episodes of Firefly, but I just couldn't suspend my disbelief. They were happy about salvaging a powerbar from a spaceship at the expense of how much fuel? And then there was that overly cliché totalitarian government on one side opposed to the cannibalistic space-zombies. Way t...
by GiantSnowman
Sat Mar 08, 2008 8:43 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: Help me stop a alien invasion.
Replies: 57
Views: 10719

Re: Help me stop a alien invasion.

Why not call in the Predators? Or better, design combat exo-skeletons for humans that would make a wrestling match with an Alien an even fight! Armed men on layers of steel and stone surrounding defenceless civilians only work until that one mistake with the door controls. And since the war can even...
by GiantSnowman
Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:21 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0388: "Fuck Grapefruit"
Replies: 412
Views: 88612

Re: "Fuck Grapefruit" Discussion

I think this subject is excellent material for a flamewar, allow me to escalate: Everyone who thinks banana's should tasty be is just an Absolute-Noob in fruittasting, some people just don't have a clue when it comes to fruit. Whoever got the stupid idea that nectarines are easier to eat then peache...
by GiantSnowman
Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:18 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0383: "Helping"
Replies: 358
Views: 99022

Re: "Helping" Discussion

I'm a bit split about this subject. I was that girl, and boy did I cling to ankles. Eventually, everyone shook loose and I was left to find happyness for myself. I succeeded, but I'm still not sure if it was despite of, or because of having to do it alone. I think what I truly needed was anyone coul...
by GiantSnowman
Sun Feb 03, 2008 5:15 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0172: "Skateboarding is Not a Crime"
Replies: 49
Views: 20192

Re: Official "Skateboarding is Not a Crime" Discussion

Look what I found in a Singapore metro station:
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by GiantSnowman
Fri Feb 01, 2008 6:12 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0377: "Journal 2"
Replies: 346
Views: 46504

Re: "Journal 2" Discussion

Wow, nice comic! Will the Black Hat Woman be the classhole from now on? Will Black Hat Man go live a hermit's life in Alaska? I can't wait to find out.
by GiantSnowman
Sun Jan 27, 2008 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: Individual XKCD Comic Threads
Topic: 0375: "Pod Bay Doors"
Replies: 123
Views: 34140

Re: "Pod Bay Doors" Discussion

When I mentioned that GLaDOS wanted Chell to survive... I didnt imply she was concerned for the human's health. I believe GLaDOS main concern (either because too effective AI or superb programming) was to prove that the hand held portal device could be released. I had the feeling the gun wasn't the...

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