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Discussion in 'Literature' started by Master_Keralys, Jan 1, 2009.

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  1. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    For added effect, read that post as if John Hurt is saying it.
     
  2. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Older than some, younger than others. Why do you ask?
     
  3. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    Just seems odd this'd be your first time of such an experience given the greater weather extremes of the US.
     
  4. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Ever notice how big the United States is?
     
  5. Jedi Ben

    Jedi Ben Chosen One star 7

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    So it's what tropical desert where you are? As a general rule the US gets snow more frequently so you're likely used to it, here? We get 2 inches and everything collapses!

    Now, all playing aside, how would you classify the climate for your area? Is snow unusual? Or is it the amount?
     
  6. MercenaryAce

    MercenaryAce Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Well, as a Californian, I pretty much never see snow. Ever.

    I like it that way. Gets cold enough already - there are even days where I can't where shorts and sandals.
     
  7. AdmiralNick22

    AdmiralNick22 Fleet Admiral of Literature star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    OMG. NEW GODZILLA TRAILER. OMG.

    That is all. Now go watch it!

    --Adm. Nick
     
  8. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    Snow's not very unusual where I am now, no. But I've not been here forever.
     
  9. Robimus

    Robimus Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Snow in areas that are not accustomed to always causes extreme difficulties. Ice storms even more so.

    In central Canada we get a ton of snow and the poor conditions it can cause. Yet because we have the infrastructure in place to deal with it(because we basically have to deal with it several times a year) I haven't had a "snow day" since around 1998. 40-50 inches of snow a year and not a day of work missed. For instance last year on a couple occasions we had over 10 inches of snow in one night, everything ran as usual.

    Even my ten year old daughter's school has never closed due to weather conditions since she started attending.

    This is of course all in a metropolitan area, rural areas have a more difficult time of it.
     
  10. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    Also, as someone who grew up in Buffalo: there's a world of difference between "snow" and "snow day".
     
  11. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    Whoh cool -- the first minute sounds eerily like 2001 Space Odyssey. Now that's a way to make a trailer!
     
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  12. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    In North Carolina we have the French Toast Apocalypse most winters.

    Here's the timeline:

    1. Weather Person forecasts a possibility of snow. The greater the possibility and the greater the number of inches forecast, the greater the apocalypse.

    2. Native Southerners all cry "OH MY GOD OH MY GOD OH MY GOD WE'RE GONNA STARVE!" and the grocery store parking lots fill up like the Wal-Mart parking lot on Black Friday. The bread, milk and eggs displays empty more quickly than the condom displays before a big frat party, until all that is left is pumpernickel, half and half and five-dollar a dozen organics. And glow-in-the-dark unlubricated blue latex. (Oh wait...that's the other display.) Meanwhile, native Northerners roll their eyes and mutter "Why don't you damn Southerners learn to drive in snow?"

    3. Two inches of snow falls. Towns die, because there are two snow plows in the entire state of North Carolina and they're both in the mountains. People hole up inside their houses wondering what they can do with bread, milk and eggs, and duh, it's time for breakfast. But inevitably someone decides that French toast isn't French toast without sausage, so said someone attempts to venture into both inches of Snowmageddon. Said someone drives one block and runs into a stop sign, claiming not to see it due to the blizzard. Native Northerners roll their eyes and mutter "Why don't you damn Southerners learn to drive in the snow?"

    4. Inevitably somebody will whine, "It's below 70 degrees! It's COLD!" To which I reply, yeah, I love snow, now shut up and eat your damn French toast.
     
  13. King of Alsakan

    King of Alsakan Jedi Master star 4

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    Okay good I thought it was 2001 theme as well. It was a really well done trailer. Looking forward to it now.
     
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  14. Cynical_Ben

    Cynical_Ben Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Godzilla movies are literally, literally second only to Star Wars in terms of my cinematic love. I critique and ravage pretty much every movie I see, but Godzilla movies, for some reason, no matter how bad they are, manage to pique my enjoyment and entertainment regardless of the many many problems they might have. The only ones I cannot justify or defend in any way are Godzilla's Revenge and the 1998 Rolland Emmerich-made American abomination that bears the Godzilla name. And I consider the first one, Gojira, one of the classics of cinema. This new one looks like the first truly serious Godzilla movie made on American soil, and the first one to see Godzilla as the villain for a very, very long time. I am incredibly psyched.
     
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  15. blackmyron

    blackmyron Force Ghost star 6

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    But how do you feel about Jet Jaguar?
     
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  16. Cynical_Ben

    Cynical_Ben Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    [​IMG]

    Seriously, that movie is incredibly enjoyable, with or without the MST3K guys. It's a hallmark of a series that's been across all parts of the seriousness spectrum in its sixty+ years of life. And what happens if you put in "Jet Jaguar" to the text interface of the teaser site for the new movie? PUNCH PUNCH PUNCH!
     
  17. Lugija

    Lugija Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    New Hobbit movie imminent. Closing all communications. Don't tickle a sleeping dragon.

    Sent from another Galaxy
     
  18. Barriss_Coffee

    Barriss_Coffee Chosen One star 6

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    THAR BE DRAGONS.

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  19. Lugija

    Lugija Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    D-dr-dr-dragon. :eek:
     
  20. AdmiralWesJanson

    AdmiralWesJanson Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Pacific Rim was my Godzilla movie, and more than made up for the 1998 joke. Hopefully this one is as good as PR was.
    I remember watching King of the Monsters and Godzilla 1985 when I was little, like 6 or so. My dad used to read Jurassic Park as my bedtime story at that age too :D
    Part of a monster movie marathon with another movie that I cannot recall the name of and have been looking for ever since :(

    Goin g to see Hobbit with a friend tomorrow night. Should be fun.
     
  21. Gamiel

    Gamiel Force Ghost star 6

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    Finally finished with my homepaper on Indian history 1, 1500-1890[face_nail_biting]
    Now I can allow myself to enjoy the small privileges my cold gives me. Like laying on the couch and watching the movies that I bought with my birthday money
     
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  22. s65horsey

    s65horsey Otter-loving Former EUC Mod star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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  23. krtmd

    krtmd Jedi Knight star 4

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    *whistles*

    Wonders if Trip watched last night's SOA finale? :eek:
     
  24. CooperTFN

    CooperTFN TFN EU Staff Emeritus star 6 VIP

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    I preferred the carbonite Sleeping Beauty.
     
  25. Gorefiend

    Gorefiend Chosen One star 5

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    Bounty Hunter Mulan is rather awesome.
     
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