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by Christo
Thu Dec 24, 2015 4:29 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars: Episode 7: Electric Boogaleven
Replies: 479
Views: 103457

Re: Star Wars: Episode 7: Electric Boogaleven

Further thoughts I don't think I've seen anyone up above mention: I really loved the sense of violence from Kylo Ren's actions and lightsaber. The different look and sound of his lightsaber were just really visceral. Every time he brought it out it was like a gut punch. Like, that fucking light...
by Christo
Sat Dec 19, 2015 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars: Episode 7: Electric Boogaleven
Replies: 479
Views: 103457

Re: Star Wars: Episode 7: Electric Boogaleven

I've got some spoiler-filled questions, 1) Was it Coruscant that was blown up? 2) Do you figure Snoke is really that big? Or were they just projecting him that big? Any chance that he's actually tiny? 2.1) P.S. Why in the hell would they make Snoke look so much like Andy Serkis's...
by Christo
Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:40 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The Magicians Trilogy... anyone? anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 4566

Re: The Magicians Trilogy... anyone? anyone?

I also only read the first book, and didn't particularly like it. The "Harry Potter" part was fine, but the latter half was both boring and annoying. In particular, The MC is incredibly annoying, and I hated how they essentially fridged the woman in the final conflict. It just felt like a...
by Christo
Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:38 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Jurassic World
Replies: 56
Views: 6581

Re: Jurassic World

Earlier in the movie, I honestly thought they'd make it part human, so you get fun ethical dilemmas and such. Man, I thought I was the only one. Same here. When they were talking about weaponizing it, I had flashbacks to the Aliens movies, and thought of an dino/human crossover ala, the Baby from A...
by Christo
Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Jurassic World
Replies: 56
Views: 6581

Re: Jurassic World

I just don't think it makes for good story telling or for good development of theme.
by Christo
Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:35 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Jurassic World
Replies: 56
Views: 6581

Re: Jurassic World

Well, the raptors have been trained to work with Chris Pratt, right? So that half makes sense. The T-Rex is just dealing with the biggest aggressor who is there. If you're a person and there's a dog trying to bite you, and a flea, you're gonna deal with the dog first, right? And the wat...
by Christo
Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:28 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The Magicians Trilogy... anyone? anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 4566

Re: The Magicians Trilogy... anyone? anyone?

PeteP wrote:I remember dropping it halfway through the first book can't quite remember why maybe because of the MC.


I can imagine that. It's definitely not for everyone. The blend of the literary and high fantasy makes for an uneven read.
by Christo
Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:13 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: The Magicians Trilogy... anyone? anyone?
Replies: 5
Views: 4566

The Magicians Trilogy... anyone? anyone?

I just finished The Magicians trilogy by Lev Grossman, and I was wondering what anyone else thought of it. I've got to say, I loved all of it until the last half of the last book. Then I got pretty frustrated.
by Christo
Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Jurassic World
Replies: 56
Views: 6581

Re: Jurassic World

I've got to say, I was not into it. I mean for the first three-quarters it was OK. It was a rehash of what's come before with some tongue-in-cheek moments of, "Look how we've amped it up 20 years later." And the ideas were all recycled. And then... the weaponization idea, which was pulled ...
by Christo
Sat Jul 18, 2015 1:20 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Counting Crows and Michael Franti
Replies: 1
Views: 3905

Counting Crows and Michael Franti

So, back in 2009, Counting Crows toured with Michael Franti & Spearhead, and I had the privilege of catching them. It was the most extraordinary concert experience I've ever had because the bands didn't open for one another; they just took the stage together and played each other's songs all nig...
by Christo
Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:51 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Giant-Man in miniature
Replies: 16
Views: 3476

Re: Ant-Man

I was totally into it, man. I mean, I could gripe about some stuff, but why would I want to?

I'm going to sound like a crazy person, but because of the reversal of expectations, I actually enjoyed it more than Age of Ultron. A lot more.
by Christo
Sat Jul 18, 2015 12:49 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Terminator: Genesys (SPOILERS!)
Replies: 8
Views: 1908

Re: Terminator: Genesys (SPOILERS!)

I went in expecting it would be absolute shit. Instead it was sort of enjoyable. Okay, the plot was a bit meh and the trailer had already spoiled anything potentially surprising about the movie, but there were moments I found hilarious. Yeah, I guess I felt the same way about Ant-Man--which I thoro...
by Christo
Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:24 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Terminator: Genesys (SPOILERS!)
Replies: 8
Views: 1908

Re: Terminator: Genesys (SPOILERS!)

AngrySquirrel wrote:I liked it.


I wanted to like it, and I had such low expectations that I almost did. What did you like about it?
by Christo
Tue Jul 07, 2015 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Terminator: Genesys (SPOILERS!)
Replies: 8
Views: 1908

Re: Terminator: Genesys (SPOILERS!)

I'm wondering: the futuristic sci-fi in the first and second films was, to me, pretty horrible, while it was decent in the fourth film. How does this abomination new film compare? The future looks pretty much identical to the way it was shown in the first films. The 80's somehow looks cheesier. And...
by Christo
Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:36 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Terminator: Genesys (SPOILERS!)
Replies: 8
Views: 1908

Terminator: Genesys (SPOILERS!)

I read the reviews before going, so I knew it wasn't going to be good and could actually enjoy some aspects of it--like Arnold "taking the long way." That being said, I'm sort of baffled how a movie this bad gets made. I mean, I've watched all of the movies at least twice, so I'm fairly st...
by Christo
Thu Jun 04, 2015 11:38 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2101
Views: 286268

Game of Thrones: Deadpool

I want to make this a new thread, but not sure if it's distinct enough. A friend of mine and I created a Game of Thrones: Deadpool--i.e. we created some simple rules and made bets on who's going to die before the end of the season. We came up with pretty simple rules. We just created a list of about...
by Christo
Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:11 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2101
Views: 286268

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

PolakoVoador wrote:
Lucrece wrote:
Too bad they killed her off :*(


Maybe that should be in spoilers?

Anyway,
Spoiler:
I knew she wasn't going to make it when they focused so much on her being separated from her kids.


Yeah, but it's Game of Thrones. It could have just as easily been her kids that died.
by Christo
Sun May 31, 2015 11:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 809364

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

Djehutynakht wrote:She is a woman. Therefore, she is revolutionary and we must vote for her.


Sarcasm?
by Christo
Sun May 31, 2015 11:46 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mad Max: Fury Road
Replies: 52
Views: 12595

Re: Mad Max: Fury Road

GG, that was a spot on point. Did anyone else think there was a bit of disabled-phobia? Villains all have some kind of physical deformities, though I felt it was more in reference to dynastic inbreeding. Yes. Absolutely. It reminded me of the x-men movies in which the heroic ones are all gorgeous a...
by Christo
Sun May 31, 2015 11:38 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Mad Max: Fury Road
Replies: 52
Views: 12595

Re: Mad Max: Fury Road

PAstrychef wrote:A very minor point. Sydney to Perth is 4,000 km, more or less. So if you drive 50 km/day you get across the land mass in 80 days. How could you drive for 160 days and not have hit the coastline?


I guess you do 25 km / day. :wink:
by Christo
Tue May 26, 2015 2:54 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Daredevil (Netflix)
Replies: 106
Views: 17080

Re: Daredevil (Netflix)

But that wasn't what I was talking about. They made the actress for Miss Cardenas fake a heavy accent when speaking English, but the pretense falls apart with spanish speaking people because she obviously is a native English speaker who can barely speak Spanish. Same with German. I'm not a native s...
by Christo
Wed May 06, 2015 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Daredevil (Netflix)
Replies: 106
Views: 17080

Re: Daredevil (Netflix)

To me the weirdest thing about Fisk's plans was that he didn't seem to really care about any person or place in particular. He was going to push the people out, destroy the buildings and rebuild everything the way he likes it. So, yes, gentrification and control of where he grew up... maybe tha...
by Christo
Sun May 03, 2015 11:17 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Daredevil (Netflix)
Replies: 106
Views: 17080

Re: Daredevil (Netflix)

But I've got a lingering question: You know how Fisk is always going on about fixing the city? What exactly is he trying to do? I mean, he's doing an awful lot of immoral things, and if it's a matter of "the ends justifying the means," I'd like to know what ends he has in mind...
by Christo
Sat May 02, 2015 2:03 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Daredevil (Netflix)
Replies: 106
Views: 17080

Re: Daredevil (Netflix)

I just finished the series and appreciate this thread. I totally missed that... Gao could be a skrull But I've got a lingering question: You know how Fisk is always going on about fixing the city? What exactly is he trying to do? I mean, he's doing an awful lot of immoral things, and if it's...
by Christo
Mon Apr 20, 2015 3:17 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Odd Pronunciations
Replies: 19
Views: 7002

Re: Odd Pronunciations



These just blew my mind hole.
by Christo
Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:52 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Odd Pronunciations
Replies: 19
Views: 7002

Re: Odd Pronunciations

gmalivuk wrote:Only if you pretend that 'gh' can ever be /f/ at the beginning of a word, or that 'ti' by itself can start with anything other than /t/.


It's still a brilliant reference.
by Christo
Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 809364

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

*shrug* I'm apathetic about Clinton in general. Right. I think that's the response most give her, and I don't want that in a president. I want someone who inspires others to follow her. It's a beautiful idea, but as far as presidential candidates go it's at best a rarity to find a -candidate- that ...
by Christo
Mon Apr 20, 2015 2:22 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Odd Pronunciations
Replies: 19
Views: 7002

Re: Odd Pronunciations

brenok wrote:G as in fish


Brilliant.
by Christo
Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:23 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Odd Pronunciations
Replies: 19
Views: 7002

Re: Odd Pronunciations

I as in Ian
J as in Jose
K as in Knock
L as in the second one in Llama
by Christo
Thu Apr 16, 2015 4:12 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 809364

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

*shrug* I'm apathetic about Clinton in general. Right. I think that's the response most give her, and I don't want that in a president. I want someone who inspires others to follow her. Her big line in her declaration to run was, "Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champ...
by Christo
Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:23 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 809364

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

That's why I don't mind her being the "inevitable" candidate as much as I would, say, if this was 8 years back. This is her final shot. Either she gets it or she doesn't. So far, all the other candidates could return at some future time. I mind her being the "inevitable" candida...
by Christo
Thu Apr 16, 2015 12:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: 2016 US Presidential Election
Replies: 8482
Views: 809364

Re: 2016 US Presidential Election

What do you think about Elizabeth Warren making a go of it? She's explicitly said that she isn't interested. No such luck there. Shhh... we can still hope. Maybe if Clinton just isn't getting it done, then Warren will step up. Sort of like when Rick Perry entered the race sort of late because no on...
by Christo
Thu Apr 16, 2015 2:48 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Presidential Diversity ;)
Replies: 1
Views: 2508

Presidential Diversity ;)

So, it's possible that the United States will immediately follow it's first African-American president with its first female president, and I'm all for diversity, so I started planning our presidential diversity in advance. There are more Latinos in the US than blacks, so it's only fair to make sure...
by Christo
Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:43 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Odd Pronunciations
Replies: 19
Views: 7002

Odd Pronunciations

You know when you're spelling something for someone over the phone, and they can't understand if you're saying "d" or "b" (or whatever). A friend of mine is fond of finding the oddest words possible to fill those in. K as in knee. G as in gnat. Anyone up to the challenge of comin...
by Christo
Thu Apr 16, 2015 1:33 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Eddie Izzard & The Battle of Hastings
Replies: 3
Views: 1724

Re: Eddie Izzard & The Battle of Hastings

Deva wrote:Here. (Just in case: 38:00.)


Deva, you truly are magic. That's awesome. I wonder if I can show it to my students or if someone will call my boss about the F-bomb.
by Christo
Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:04 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Eddie Izzard & The Battle of Hastings
Replies: 3
Views: 1724

Eddie Izzard & The Battle of Hastings

Hey folks, I'm talking to my students about The Battle of Hastings tomorrow, and I want to show them Eddie Izzard's hilarious bit about the photojournalists of the time making the Bayeux Tapestry. Unfortunately, I can't remember what show that bit is in. Anyone know? Or--better yet--have a link to i...
by Christo
Thu Jan 15, 2015 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: 90's Commercial for Jeans. Little Help?
Replies: 5
Views: 2205

Re: 90's Commercial for Jeans. Little Help?

Deva, you truly are magical.
by Christo
Sat Dec 27, 2014 6:51 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: 90's Commercial for Jeans. Little Help?
Replies: 5
Views: 2205

Re: 90's Commercial for Jeans. Little Help?

YES! Where did you find that? How can I get a higher resolution image?
by Christo
Sat Dec 27, 2014 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: 90's Commercial for Jeans. Little Help?
Replies: 5
Views: 2205

90's Commercial for Jeans. Little Help?

Anyone remember the ad campaign for jeans that involved made up scientific names for the various sub-cultures? I think it was Levi's, and I think it was the early 90's. But they had silly names like "Skatus Maximus" or "Chopus Condropus." I had a bunch of posters that my mom thre...

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