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Forum: Amusement Bark 19 February 2019, 12:29 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 43,935
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While we’re on the subject, I’d also like to say...

While we’re on the subject, I’d also like to say I think they got the caste system all wrong. Setting aside the racist implications (I mean, they made the light skinned apes the leaders and the big...
Forum: Amusement Bark 18 February 2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 43,935
Posted By ASL
I’d put that in the same category of trope as...

I’d put that in the same category of trope as human aliens. Of course the aliens in a 1960s sci-fi film would speak English. Just like the Russian guy in Star Trek: English with a Russian accent,...
Forum: Rantidote 18 February 2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 26,712
Posted By ASL
What if they’re driving a steam roller?

What if they’re driving a steam roller?
Forum: Amusement Bark 17 February 2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 43,935
Posted By ASL
Planet of the Apes (1968). Just re-watched it for...

Planet of the Apes (1968). Just re-watched it for the first time in a while. In the middle of the third act, they mentioned the shore along a river being impassable at high tide. That got me...
Forum: SLC 17 February 2019, 05:35 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 29,860
Posted By ASL
United Kingdom Are the homeowners and any accompanying pets or...

Are the homeowners and any accompanying pets or other nouns crooked? Say, cats, for instance, or the miles walked?
Forum: Police Blotter 17 February 2019, 12:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,002
Posted By ASL
Icon18 Police sources: New evidence suggests Jussie...

Police sources: New evidence suggests Jussie Smollett orchestrated attack (https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/16/entertainment/jussie-smollett-attack/index.html)

The "weird hedging" just got a whole lot...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 February 2019, 02:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By ASL
United States Ah yes, 2004, when we were supposed to believe...

Ah yes, 2004, when we were supposed to believe that a decorated war hero was a coward and a traitor while some guy who used his father's wealth and connections to pull an abbreviated stint in the...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 14 February 2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By ASL
Icon18 I heard LaRouche was pronounced dead ten years...

I heard LaRouche was pronounced dead ten years ago as a way to discredit him, but that he still isn't really dead. And he's only eighty-two. So, #FakeNews is what I have to say about this latest...
Forum: Amusement Bark 14 February 2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 407
Posted By ASL
Read This! That is, I believe, a different phenomenon of...

That is, I believe, a different phenomenon of deliberately made knock-offs rather than competing films of comparable (or even nearly comparable) quality/effort from different producers. There is a...
Forum: Amusement Bark 14 February 2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 407
Posted By ASL
This is among the reasons why I recommend viewing...

This is among the reasons why I recommend viewing the Netflix documentary first. Anyway, made with an (in places unsavory) agenda != scam.

And while we’re on the list of similar films that came...
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 February 2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 732
Posted By ASL
According to Doc Brown of Back to the Future II,...

According to Doc Brown of Back to the Future II, they were supposed to have abolished all lawyers by now. Maybe he’s commenting from an alternative timeline where that holds true?
Forum: SLC 13 February 2019, 01:57 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 16,338
Posted By ASL
I’m reminded of how the titular character in...

I’m reminded of how the titular character in Johnny Got His Gun wanted to be put on display, like in a freak show. The brass didn’t go for it, of course. Still, I really digged Donal Sutherland's...
Forum: Amusement Bark 13 February 2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By ASL
Is this a prequel to Rebel in the Rye? In that it...

Is this a prequel to Rebel in the Rye? In that it takes place in the same universe and will also suck?
Forum: Business Bytes 12 February 2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 37,619
Posted By ASL
Reading Hidden city ticketing makes the news again:...

Hidden city ticketing makes the news again: Lufthansa sues passenger who missed his flight (https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/lufthansa-sues-passenger-scli-intl/index.html).


The article also...
Forum: Amusement Bark 12 February 2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 732
Posted By ASL
So you’re saying you’d like to see sometching...

So you’re saying you’d like to see sometching like this Consumer Probe skit from SNL, but slightly more sincere on the part of the sleazy guy defending it?
...
Forum: SLC 12 February 2019, 12:36 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 16,338
Posted By ASL
TV No. No you’re not. But I’m sick like that.

No. No you’re not. But I’m sick like that.
Forum: SLC 10 February 2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 16,338
Posted By ASL
The test is pretty simple. Were they alive when...

The test is pretty simple. Were they alive when the other person was alive? If no, then they couldn’t possibly have known them. Guaranteed any children now living fall into that category for both...
Forum: Amusement Bark 10 February 2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 43,935
Posted By ASL
Well, she claimed to have paid that money to her...

Well, she claimed to have paid that money to her workers. I’m happy to believe she did, but not enough to donate or encourage others to donate money over it. I’m jaded like that.
Forum: Amusement Bark 09 February 2019, 11:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,166
Posted By ASL
You know who had a really badass circa 1990's...

You know who had a really badass circa 1990's webpage (http://www.angelfire.com/nb/novemberbravo/index.html)?
Forum: SLC 09 February 2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 16,338
Posted By ASL
Jolly Roger Don’t you see? You’re only making my point. These...

Don’t you see? You’re only making my point. These children don’t know any of the dead. It’s a religion. A religion based on death and a veneration of the dead. It’s not about catharsis or shared...
Forum: Amusement Bark 09 February 2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,166
Posted By ASL
Reading Lacks authenticity. No midi on auto play.

Lacks authenticity. No midi on auto play.
Forum: SLC 09 February 2019, 03:48 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 16,338
Posted By ASL
Australia See, I take the exact opposite stance compared to...

See, I take the exact opposite stance compared to most, or at least the loudest, veterans (the sort of veterans who demand everyone drop everything for a moment of silence to remember someone they...
Forum: SLC 09 February 2019, 02:38 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 16,338
Posted By ASL
Icon106 Haven’t you ever heard And the Band Played...

Haven’t you ever heard And the Band Played Waltzing Matilda?
Forum: SLC 09 February 2019, 12:51 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 16,338
Posted By ASL
Ponder Nope. Then I guess I’m not talking about...

Nope.


Then I guess I’m not talking about you. I’m talking about the people who think the music playing at the Cenotaph sure is pretty.


Quite possibly, yes. Particularly if you appreciate it...
Forum: SLC 08 February 2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 16,338
Posted By ASL
United Kingdom Honestly, I’m not a huge fan of how a sort of...

Honestly, I’m not a huge fan of how a sort of death cult has formed around Remembrance Day and, in the US, Memorial Day, either. Too much beauty to it. All the poppies, the wreath-layings, the...
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