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TV / Re: Lost -- Season 4
« on: February 07, 2008, 12:14:30 pm »
i didn't notice that another patient had also seen charlie.  i thought hurley was just being crazy.

here's some fun...i found both of these on whitney matheson's "pop candy" blog...  <---- Saywer's Nickname Generator.  my husband and i are "mathboy" and "milquetoast."   ;D

also,  <---- This new band that writes a new song every week summarizing that week's episode.  Too bad they aren't very good, musically.

anyway....on to tonight's episode!!!!!!!  YAAAAAAAYYYY!!!!!

Everything Else / Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« on: February 05, 2008, 07:49:56 pm »
Fair enough...sorry...but my experience was that of living in a Deliverance-style rural area where the whole small town was nuts, hence my heebie-jeebies and my need to veer completely around West Virginia in my travels for the rest of my life.  My then-husband and I were actively recruited to join the KKK and treated differently when we refused to join...and that's only ONE of the MANY weirdnesses that occurred during my two years there. There probably are sane, nice people living somewhere in the state...but I never met them in 2 years. 

Obviously my viewpoint is going to be different from that of others, politically, and I'm not going to apologize for that because debate and dialogue, and the right to individual beliefs are one of the founding concepts of our country.  You are welcome to your opinion, and I'd defend to the death your right to have it and promote it.

Everything Else / Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« on: February 05, 2008, 02:37:47 pm »
i honestly disagree with the supposition that "obama lacks the cajones" to make change.  if you think about what specifically the president of the US does, you'll realize that the most important characteristic in a president is DELEGATION and the ability to surround oneself with competent people.  not necessarily people who always agree with you...but brilliant, competent, committed people of good character.  (and yes, such people DO exist.)  if obama's experience has proven anything, it's that he is capable of working with people of all political parties...and able to surround himself well.  hillary has accepted too much money from special interests, owes too many people, and comes with too much baggage...she is downright divisive...whereas barack is a bringer-together-er.   ;D

mccain, love him or hate him, at least he's honest and straightforward and is a person of reasonably good character.  i could live with him...but NOT with huckabee or romney.  if the end contest is hillary v. mccain, there will be serious soul-searching going on at our house...and that would be made harder if it were clinton/obama (but i doubt that would happen).  i told my husband that if it comes to hillary v. mccain and he votes mccain, he won't have to sleep on the couch.  (whereas, his ass would have TOTALLY been on the couch had he voted for GWB.)

i have NOT heard that hillary is leading...actually CNN, an hour ago, had she and barack in a deadlock...mccain winning on the R side overall but huckabee taking WV (which...i lived there for awhile...every joke you've ever heard about the place is THE TRUTH, and i'm not kidding.)

Movies / Re: Greatest one-liner ever!
« on: February 04, 2008, 08:31:14 am »
aw man, beat me to the punch with the "need more FBI guys" line...

if you're talking pirates of the caribbean, i could type all day....but i won't.   ;)

not the best ever, but these are pretty good...

"take off my van halen shirt before you jinx the band and they break up!"  (~the wedding singer)

"get away from her, you B----!!!!" (~riley in ALIEN)

"you made a time machine, out of a delorean?!?" (~marty mcfly in back to the future)

"my name is inigo montoya. you killed my father. prepare to die."  (~montoya in the princess bride)

Movies / Re: 3:10 to Yuma
« on: February 04, 2008, 08:17:35 am »
you know what? i can't generally stand russell crowe either...but i thought this was in my top 5 movies of last year.

TV / Re: Lost -- Season 4
« on: February 03, 2008, 09:52:49 am »
"Jacob" (who, you remember, is just a long-haired doppleganger for John Locke) was not actually seen on this episode, however, Hurley did see his shack while he was stumbling, lost, through the jungle.  Hurley saw the guy inside and it scared him, so he convinced himself it wasn't really there, only to look up and be found by the actual John Locke.

TV / Re: Lost -- Season 4
« on: February 01, 2008, 06:01:14 am »
1. we DON'T know the parachute man...he's new. he's the guy who's been on the sat phone.

2.'s all flash-forwards now.  The producers said that at the halfway point of the series (which was the finale of season episode that had BOTH flash forwards AND flashbacks...) they were going to stop doing flashbacks and do flash forwards.

3. i missed the reference to the "oceanic 6."  though i do believe that some people do leave, some people do stay.  obviously, we know that jack, hurley, and kate left; we know that kate is happy to be back, but that jack is not and that hurley has been driven insane by it (i think, insane with guilt because he knows the other passengers are still on the island and still alive, but it's a secret they've agreed to when jack asked him point blank, and when he lied about knowing analucia or having any idea what happened to her). whoever was in the coffin at the end of season 3 came back, too. 

4. who do you guys think is in the coffin? there are soooo many people it could have been, if you consider that nobody came to the funeral, and the number of characters on the show who have no family or friends...locke, sawyer, ben...  someone i know suggested that maybe it was michael, while walt maybe stayed on the island.  my official guess is ben, because of how hateful kate's voice was when she said, "why would i want to go to THAT funeral?"

5. when kate says "he'll wonder where i am."  at the end of season 3...did she find a new guy, or is she with sawyer?

6. i think john locke clearly stays because he has always had a special connection to the island.  i think bernard and rose (the older couple with the black lady and the white man) are going to stay, because rose is another person who experienced ridiculous healing from the island (she had some inoperable, incurable disease which disappeared on the island).  i think sun is going to want to go, because she's pregnant and may die if she stays to try to deliver...and i think claire and the baby are going to leave (because desmond saw it happen in one of his visions).

my guess about the nature of the island is that it's kind of like a hub, a port, a window between alternate realities.  so if jack, kate, hurley, etc. get on one helicopter and fly home, they won't come back to the same reality, the same version of the world, as the people who get on the next helicopter.

TV / Re: Lost -- Season 4
« on: January 31, 2008, 10:07:21 am »
Mommy doesn't care, as long as the first episode tonight is....


 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Everything Else / Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« on: January 31, 2008, 10:05:47 am »
my question is....did edwards drop out now to help barack or hillary?

(ducks head back out)

Everything Else / Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« on: January 29, 2008, 02:50:13 pm »
Ted Kennedy and the Kennedy family has put it's support behind Barrack Obama this morning. This could be seen as a major slap to the Clinton campaign. We'll probably be seeing less of Bill now.

agree. and for hillary to respond in that manner would be wise.  in my experience, especially when discussing politics with my republican friends (and yes, i have some), they looooooooooove to fixate on and pick apart bill's presidency every time his name comes up.  (not that it's good or bad, just an observation.)  i honestly think he's hurting her more than he's helping her...not that i support her anyway.  ;)

the kennedys don't wield the kind of power and influence they once did.  i think this was a purely psychological manoeuver geared toward people of a certain age, because kennedys endorsing obama recalls the "camelot" days in the white house, and therefore seeks to evoke that same type of sentiment around obama which many people seem to feel.

as far as the state of the union address...not even knowing it was his last one was motivation enough to make me watch the freekin' thing.  i get so angry listening to that man anymore that it isn't even worth it for me. i just end up cussing like patrick dempsey without hair product, eatng TUMS like they're M&M's, and throwing things at the TV with blessedly bad aim.

Movies / Re: Greatest one-liner ever!
« on: January 28, 2008, 02:16:49 pm »
i agree with many of these, but here are a couple more...

"i believe i speak for al of us, captain, when i HELL with our orders, sir."  (--Cmdr. Data)

"lens cap!"  (--the last line of "Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow")

Movies / Re: Movies you want made
« on: January 28, 2008, 01:25:11 pm »
keeping in mind that i'm a middle-aged housewife...

1. pirates of the caribbean prequels, or sequels.  i don't even care if they suck.  more jack sparrow.  more, more, more, MORE.   ;D

2. a biopic about my great-aunt, the 1930's movie star.  she was awesome, and had the coolest actual life i've ever heard of.

3. any vehicle that brings josh holloway into the movies. he, in a western, would just kick. ass.  ;)  he could be the new clint eastwood if given the right chance.

4. movie version of the 1961 kids' novel "the phantom tollbooth" by norton juster.

5. movie version of joanne harris' novel, "gentlemen and players."

6. movie version of "the gun seller" by hugh laurie.

7. movie version of "good omens" by neil gaiman and terry pratchett.

8. two words: THE HOBBIT.  (obviously it's being bandied about but i wish they'd just DO it already...)

9. mass effect, the movie, starring clive owen as john shepherd.

10. movie about the last princess of hawaii, victoria ka’ of the saddest, most moving stories ever...would make an absolutely EPIC movie.

11. movie version of the "lymond" chronicles by dorothy dunnett.  (sadly, heath ledger would have been PERFECT for the lead.)

Movies / Re: The WORST movies you have ever seen.
« on: January 28, 2008, 01:01:59 pm »
ok can i go back to this thread and update my answer, now that i've seen "there wil be blood?" what a bowl of goose poop....HORRIBLE...

Movies / Re: Movie Awards Season 2008 (SAG, Globes, Oscars, etc...)
« on: January 23, 2008, 04:32:25 am »
(At least you didn't insert a Heath Ledger joke, and thank you for that.  Anyone who is a serious movie buff is truly sad about that right now.)

It depends on how much you like movies, and how seriously you take your love of film...and this year truly had something for everyone.  300, while UNBELIEVABLY overlooked for all the technical oscar nominations, pushed the envelope this year of the fusion between animation and live acting; for action you had 2 worthy titles in the form of Bourne Ultimatum and the newest Bond. This was the best year ever for Judd Apatow comedies, if you like those (Superbad, Knocked Up, Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story).  If you are into eye candy, we had Angelina's digitized bosom in Beowulf...but honestly, the eye candy was better for WOMEN this year, what with Clive Owen in both Elizabeth and Shoot Em Up (which was fantastic only because it was also ridiculous), Captain Jack Sparrow (natch), and Viggo Mortenson pulling the craziest nude ninja scene captured on film, ever.  If you are a musician or like movies about music, you had August Rush, Once, and Music & Lyrics (which for people in their 30's was funnier than it had a right to be); movie musicals made another comeback with Hairspray, Enchanted, Sweeney Todd.  Between Ratatouille and The Simpsons, it was a decent year for animation.  And of course anyone into heavy drama had plenty of titles to choose from, too. Which is all a very long-winded way of answering your question, "Was there anything worth watching in 2007?" with...That depends on what kind of movies you like, but this particular year, there was something watchable, maybe even enjoyable, in most categories you can think of.

My favorite movie of the year was "3:10 to Yuma," and I don't even like Russell Crowe, but he was great in it.

Forum Games / Re: The above poster's name
« on: January 20, 2008, 08:52:42 am »
An anagram of Aravel, the earliest known city of the Chicken Empire, or so the myth goes. The myth tells of how chickens, because not being able to run or fly, developed their cognitive abilities instead. Though the War-Mongering humans managed to bring terror to their people. The humans enslaved the population of the empire. They retained control over them so long, people simply forgot this proud species had intelligence. Through the blunder of a young boy thinking it was a simply domesticated farm animal, human-king learned the practical applications of chicken meat. Thus leading to the form of the chicken we know today.


carry on, then...(and skip're on Cool AN)

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