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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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GAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!1newweek!!

TeX --

1) Glad your molar’s not cracked; bummer about teh potential root canal.
2) Happy you got some rain and that Bob can go home. (Hope he doesn’t find any mutated kale in teh crisper drawer…)
3) Gratified that you’re coping with teh Big Dog’s passing as best you can.
4) I’ve put up precisely one thread; all thanks go to Mac for keeping this place spinning.
5) Lurved the Sad Dog Diary; the combination of writing and delivery was great. (Narrator did a nice “warm and fuzzy pathos” read.)

Mac --

Another winning Grumpy Cat; well done.

Need. Moar. Kawfee. Stat.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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It’s mean-spirited of me, but I’m quite tickled that teh movie industry is having such a carpy summer at the box office. I predict the response will be even louder, ‘splodier, more stunt-and-CGI-driven FAILs.

Frankly, I hope their current “business model” collapses under the weight of all the arrogance, egoism and cluelessness.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago

Good morning, Gerbil Nation!

I’m not sure what Fatwa’s talking about, I’ve rather enjoyed this summer’s movies. Oh wait! That’s because I haven’t actually seen any of them! Why? Because I normally see only one or two movies (in the theater) all year! Why? Because they’re too bloody expensive and too bloody awful!

This is too much. I must pee on the bed.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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I must pee on the bed.

Heh…that is cathartic.

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I was interested to read several months ago that they’re making a film of Orson Scott Card’s “Ender’s Game”, a novel I quite enjoyed. Some weeks ago, I read a blog post by Card -- whose been involved in the production -- which indicated he was very pleased with what he’d seen while visiting the set.

So, I’m thinking “yay!…perhaps a science fiction film which won’t suck”. Until I watched the trailer a couple of days ago, which would seem to indicate otherwise based on SFX which are contrary to key plot points in the book.

I get that film storytelling is quite different from print storytelling. And understand that making the film ages of the kids a few years older than in the book is probably due to both marketing and “whiny leftoid” considerations .

Nonetheless, my enthusiasm waned significantly after teh trailer, which went well beyond the characters’ ages. Guess I’ll have to wait for the reviews after its November release.

(But I strongly suspect I won’t be going to see it; *tsk*)

I’ll be in my bunk. Peeing. 😉

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago

Really? Carp! I, too, was hoping it wouldn’t suck.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Paddy --

Here’s teh trailer; see what you think:

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
8 years ago

I had Teh Older watch it with me to get his opinion. Key points in the storyline seem to have been eliminated or re-ordered, so it’s almost like giving the punchline before the joke.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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The storyline -- which I believe Card was involved with -- combines Ender’s Game and Ender’s Shadow.

I’d gladly cough-up a double-sawbuck if it doesn’t suck too egregiously. (I’ve not been to a movie theater since sometime before I left L.A. in April, ’04.)

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Wow! That came out in 1956!!1!

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
8 years ago

Drive-by: gotta love liberal America.

http://www.tmz.com/2013/07/22/george-zimmerman-crash-victims-white/

Headline-George Zimmerman: Crash Victims Were White.