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Everything Else / Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« on: January 20, 2008, 08:51:16 am »
this one, depending on your perspective, is either really exciting because there are no clear frontrunners, or really scary because there are no clear frontrunners.  but the bottom line is, so far, it seems like a 4-person race (huckabee, romney, clinton, obama).

TV / Re: Canceled too soon!
« on: January 19, 2008, 08:02:07 am »
george takei could do it! :D

Movies / Re: Movie Awards Season 2008 (SAG, Globes, Oscars, etc...)
« on: January 19, 2008, 08:00:02 am »
i think legend, along with 300, may be up for some visual, sound and editing awards...however...that's going to be a really crowded field this year between things like harry potter 5, spiderman 3, pirates 3, etc. whatever you thought of those movies, those are franchises which have earned nominations and won in technical categories. i would actually like to see a shake-up this year because 300 did something nobody's ever seen before.

TV / Re: WGA strike
« on: January 19, 2008, 07:55:40 am »
There are plenty of independent writers who would love a chance to step in for the money these people make.

oh, make no mistake, i'm one of these.  ;)

TV / Re: WGA strike
« on: January 18, 2008, 08:03:25 am »
overall, while it's sucking big for TV, i have to agree with the writers based on everything i've read about this whole thing.

usually, writers are paid a lump sum of $250,000 each time one of their episodes goes into syndication...what's called a "residual."  since writers work sporadically (with 75% of the WGA members being unemployed at any given time...but i'm guessing, say, ted elliott and terry rossio aren't really ever in that statistic, lol...), they depend on residuals. 

with the advent of the internet, people watching things online and purchasing to watch on their iPods, the writers have a point...they should get something like a residual for that, too, since more people from all over the world are watching and being entertained by the episode. the studios want to give them $250 per episode for every episode of theirs that appears on the internet, which put in perspective against the $250,000 for tv syndication residuals, is pretty much BS.  the studios are being greedy, period.

when 4 major studios cancelled their writers' contracts the other day, it meant they're mostly sticking a fork in this year's tv season and focusing on next september.  so yeah...i hope some of the cool new series make it, and some of the old ones that were on the bubble.  this was supposed to be scrubs' last year, but now it might not go out in a manner befitting the could just STOP.   :(

TV / Re: Pushing Daisies
« on: January 18, 2008, 07:54:48 am »
i really like this show.  there's something kinda twisted and tim burton about it.   8)

Forum Games / Re: The above poster's name
« on: January 18, 2008, 07:49:56 am »
a description of the area between george w. bush's ears.   ;D

Everything Else / Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« on: January 18, 2008, 07:49:00 am »

1. john edwards has not taken so much as $1 in campaign money and has no lobbyists involved in his central campaign.

2. i don't think barack obama has been around capitol hill long enough to be in anyone's pocket least not to the degree of hillary.

on the republican side...giuliani and mccain are the only ones who don't give me nightmares.  ;)

Everything Else / Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« on: January 17, 2008, 02:15:27 pm »
Being a Republican myself I can see that GamerMommy and I are going to have differing views on alot of things. In fact I'm probably one of the few Republicans on this entire site so my views are different than the majority here.

i'm down with that.  in fact, i like discussing things with people who have different opinions from mine (because it makes for a livelier discussion, and it helps you think of things coming from angles you may not have thought about before), and we're being respectful, so i like that.     8)

I believe that we will see another terrorist attack after the election if too many changes are made.

i think this is going to happen regardless of who is elected, and regardless of what foreign and domestic policies happen after that election.  experts are predicting within 3 years.

Everything Else / Re: Have you ever tried standup comedy?
« on: January 17, 2008, 12:43:55 pm »
make sure you say something about, "women just LOVE this barack obama.  all the women around are like, 'ooooh he's so sensitive!' 'oooh, he's so handsome!' ...women LOVE barack obama!  i'll tell you why it really is.  for the majority of middle-aged housewives in america, if they vote for obama, that's the ONLY way they're gonna get a Big O."

thankyouverymuch.   ;D

that one was for free...

Everything Else / Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« on: January 17, 2008, 12:40:28 pm »
1. even though i'm a staunch democrat, i agree that rudy giuliani showed more leadership on 9/11 than the president of the united states (though i wish he'd quit bringing that up during his campaign).  and if it comes to hillary vs. rudy, i honestly don't know what i'll do.  i mean...hurricane katrina, george bush was barbecueing chicken at his ranch while people drowned...rudy giuliani would have been down there in hip boots, bossing people around.  this is a guy who ACTS.

2. 9/11 did NOT make our current president popular.  he gave one good speech afterward, then proceeded to squander the goodwill of the entire world by lying his way into an oil-grabbing war that's become the biggest fiasco our country has seen since vietnam.

3. thomas jefferson, the writer of the declaration of independence and one of the smartest, wisest presidents we ever had, was a unitarian who favored separation of church and state.  it was specifically due to his intervention that the country was founded on the prinicple of NO STATE RELIGION, because that way, everyone could choose for him or herself what religion they wanted to practice (even if NONE). god was added into the pledge during the mccarthy era, when to be anything but christian was an excuse to brand you a communist.

4. re:obama and experience...he has the same experience level as abraham lincoln did.  i honestly believe it's more important as president to surround yourself with competent, intelligent, savvy people...if you do that, your personal experience isn't as much an issue...and i think barack is sharp enough to understand this.  and you also have to ask yourself, what KIND of experience are you talking about?  because while barack may not have as much experience in the senate as clinton or mccain, he has scads more experience working to bring other parties to the table.  i honestly think he's in a position to bring this country back from the brink of apathy.  and that's never been more necessary.

Music / Re: Songs stuck in your head
« on: January 17, 2008, 08:38:06 am »
"i ammmmmm your brooooooo...therrrrrr......" from american idol last night...

Everything Else / Re: 2008 US Presidential Election-Official Discussion
« on: January 17, 2008, 05:47:43 am »
it's up to each individual least that's CURRENTLY the case.  however...the current makeup of the supreme court (which GWB stacked to his right-wing advantage, and justices typically have no term limits but serve for life...) makes it a real possibility that roe v. wade could be overturned at some point. :o 

i don't have a problem with people being against abortion.  i DO have a problem with 1) a bunch of old, white, MEN making laws about what women can and can't do with our body parts (it's a control thing) and 2) having such a personal choice dictated.  you know...keep George outta my Bush!!!   ;)

when i was 24 years old and halfway through college, i got pregnant unexpectedly, and had to make that choice (and one that surprised me).  i had my daughter, never finished school. i made the choice that was the right one for me (and even though she's nearly 13 and therefore a real pill sometimes, i still would choose the same way if i had a do-over) but i could NEVER PRESUME to tell someone else what their choice should be...because for women, there are costs regardless of what we do. 

i am against both women who use abortion as a form of birth control AND women who have more children specifically to bilk the welfare system...both extremes do exist...but overall, i think choice is the best way to go and it will be incredibly sad for our country if we go backward in this regard.

Books / Re: The Greatest science fiction writes!
« on: January 17, 2008, 05:36:30 am »
i also really liked madeleine l'engle...i must have read "a wrinkle in time" a bazillion times between the ages of 10 and 13...

Everything Else / Re: Who are you?
« on: January 17, 2008, 05:35:15 am »
If that isn't the most varied resume I've ever seen GM...

well, you know...good at many, master at none, lol...i certainly haven't had a boring life, but i won't be raking in the big bucks anytime soon, either.  :D   it's all good.

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