Chic, IL Blatent drive for post #......er....what number are we on?

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  1. Bosh_Talk Jedi Padawan

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    Several people at work have seen this and all say pretty much the same thing. A MUST SEE. Considering it's from the same guy who made "Roger & Me" it's gotta be good.



  2. Le_Penguin Jedi Youngling

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    A moment of silence, please...

    http://www.cnn.com/2002/SHOWBIZ/Music/10/31/rapper.slain/index.html

    ...followed by several moments of @ss-kickin' beats, dammit!

    -Le Penguin
    "When I wake up people take up mostly all of my time
    I'm not singing, phone keep ringing so I make up a rhyme
    I'm not bragging, people nagging, 'cause they think I'm a star
    Always tearing what I'm wearing, I think they're going too far
    A girl named Carol follows Darryl every gig we play
    Then he dissed her and dismissed her, now she's jocking Jay"
  3. Bosh_Talk Jedi Padawan

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    Now I'm really depressed.

    Kick off shoes, jump on the jock
    Listen to the Jam Master as he starts to rock
    His name is Jay and he's on his way
    To be the best DJ in the US of A
    J-A-Y are the letters of his name
    Cutting and scratching are the aspects of his game
    So check out the master as he cuts these jams
    And look at us with the mics in our hands
    Then take a count, 1-2-3
    Jam Master Jay, Run-D.M.C
    He's Jam Master Jay, the big beat blaster
    He gets better cause he know he has to
    In '84 he'll be a little faster
    And only practice makes a real Jam Master
    We're live as can be, not singing the blues
    We got to tell you all the good news
    The good news is there is a crew
    Not 5, not 4, not 3, just 2
    Two MC's who are claim the fame
    And all other things won't be the same
    Because it's about time for a brand new group
    Run-D.M.C to put you up on the scoop
    We make the fly girls scream in ecstacy
    We rock the freshest rhymes at a party
    We put all the fellas in a daze
    It's everyone that we amaze
    And we got the master of a disco scratch
    There's not a break that he can't catch
    Jam Master Jay that is his name
    And all wild DJ's he will tame
    Behind the turntables is where he stands
    Then there is the movement of his hands
    So when asked who's the best, y'all should say:
    Run-D.M.C and Jam Master Jay
    Jam Master Jay is the one in charge
    It's up to him to rock beats that are truly large
    He is the master of the scratch and cut
    So move your arms, so move your legs
    So won't you move your butt
    We're not talking ground, we're not talking sky
    We're not talking low, we're not talking high
    We're not talking big, we're not talking small
    We want all of the people on off the wall
    We're not talking night, we're not talking day
    But we're talking 'bout Jam Master Jay
  4. JodoKast74 Jedi Padawan

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    It's like that, and that's the way it is!!

    R.I.P. Jam Master Jay
  5. JodoKast74 Jedi Padawan

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    From CNN,

    Jonathan Harris, the flamboyantly fussy actor who portrayed the dastardly, cowardly antagonist Dr. Zachary Smith on the 1960's sci-fi show "Lost in Space," has died. He was 87.

    "Oh the pain!! The pain!!"
  6. synasp Jedi Youngling

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    Man...... why is everyone dying?... someone make it stop...
  7. Hazmatt Jedi Padawan

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    Have we mentioned Richard Harris in this thread? No offense to Harry Potter, but I certainly hope he is remembered for more than Dumbledore.
  8. synasp Jedi Youngling

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    aw man... yeah, I was thinking about Richard Harris when I wrote that last post...

    hm.. I think an entire generation of little kids will always know him as just Dumbledore though... such is the price of being in a movie like Harry Potter.... (whenever I see the guy who played Wolverine ?name?--like that Kate and Leopould movie.. I always think "why is Wolverine hitting on that girl?" or something.... ahem...)

    disregard the previous paragraph..
  9. Bosh_Talk Jedi Padawan

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    We're running only a couple hundred posts ahead of a certain other city which will remain nameless. So, let's make for 17K...and I don't care what you smell!
  10. Bosh_Talk Jedi Padawan

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    sorry for the formatting, and this isn't verified, but what a read...

    Subject: United States v Reid - Final Statements by Judge Young U.S.

    District Court Judge William Young made the following statement in
    sentencing "shoe bomber" Richard Reid to prison. It is noteworthy, and
    deserves to be remembered far longer than he predicts.

    January 30, 2003 United States v. Reid

    Judge Young: Mr. Richard C. Reid, harken now to the sentence the Court
    imposes upon you. On counts 1, 5 and 6 the Court sentences you to life in
    prison in the custody of the United States Attorney General. On counts 2,
    3, 4 and 7, the Court sentences you to 20 years in prison on each count,
    the sentence on each count to run consecutive with the other. That's 80
    years. On count 8 the Court sentences you to the mandatory 30 years
    consecutive to the 80 years just imposed. The Court imposes upon you each
    of the eight counts a fine of $250,000 for the aggregate fine of $2
    million. The Court accepts the government's recommendation with respect to
    restitution and orders restitution in the amount of $298.17 to Andre
    Bousquet and $5,784 to American Airplanes. The Court imposes upon you the
    $800 special assessment. The Court imposes upon you five years supervised
    release simply because the law requires it. But the life sentences are real
    life sentences so I need go no further. This is the sentence that is
    provided for by our statues. It is a fair and just sentence. It is a
    righteous sentence. Let me explain this to you. We are not afraid of any of
    your terrorist co-conspirators, Mr. Reid. We are Americans. We have been
    through the fire before. There is all too much war talk here. And I say
    that to everyone with the utmost respect. Here in this court where we deal
    with individuals as individuals, and care for individuals as individuals,
    as human beings we reach out for justice. You are not an enemy combatant.
    You are a terrorist. You are not a soldier in any war. You are a terrorist.
    To give you that reference, to call you a soldier gives you far too much
    stature. Whether it is the officers of government who do it or your
    attorney who does it, or that happens to be your view, you are a terrorist.
    And we do not negotiate with terrorists. We do not treat with terrorists.
    We do not sign documents with terrorists. We hunt them down one by one and
    bring them to justice. So war talk is way out of line in this court. You
    are a big fellow. But you are not that big. You're no warrior. I know
    warriors. You are a terrorist. A species of criminal guilty of multiple
    attempted murders. In a very real sense Trooper Santigo had it right when
    you were first taken off that plane and into custody and you wondered where
    the press and where the TV crews were and he said you're no big deal.
    You're no big deal. What your counsel, what your able counsel and what the
    equally able United States attorneys have grappled with and what I have as
    honestly as I know how tried to grapple with, is why you did something so
    horrific. What was in that led you here to this courtroom today? I have
    listened respectfully to what you have to say. And I ask you to search your
    heart and ask yourself what sort of unfathomable hate led you to do what
    you are guilty and admit you are guilty of doing. And I have an answer for
    you. It may not satisfy you. But as I search this entire record it comes as
    close to understating as I know. It seems to me you hate the one thing that
    is most precious. You hate our freedom. Our individual freedom. Our
    individual freedom to live as we choose, to come and go as we choose, to
    believe or not believe as we individually choose. Here, in this society,
    the very winds carry freedom. They carry it everywhere from sea to shining
    sea. It is because we prize individual freedom so much that you are here in
    this beautiful courtroom. So that everyone can see, truly see that justice
    is administered fairly, individually, and discretely. It is for freedom's
    sake that your lawyer
  11. Le_Penguin Jedi Youngling

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    The Brunching Shuttlecocks (www.brunching.com) have gone the way of the dodo. Apart from being all-around entertaining, they were one of the most consistently funny sites online (rarely relying on Internet-related material) and a source of endless Star Wars-themed humor, most of it linked on these boards by me as it appeared. For those who have never been to their site: go now. It's funny.

    http://www.brunching.com/starwarscompanies.html

    http://www.brunching.com/lukeside.html

    -Le Penguin
    "God shmod. I want my monkey-man!"

  12. Schph_Gochi Jedi Padawan

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    gee....

    and I thought brunching was going somewhere to have breakfast/lunch...

    who knew...
  13. Le_Penguin Jedi Youngling

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    Patrick Roy, greatest hockey goalie ever -and one of the greatest pro athletes ever, retired this morning after 18 seasons in the NHL. His career highlights are too ridiculously numerous to list here, so I'll just recount one of my favorite Roy off-ice moments...

    In 1996, Roy and the Avalanche were on their way to the Stanley Cup and they met up with the Chicago Blackhawks (the last really good Blackhawk team, btw) in the second round. In one of the games, Jeremy Roenick was taken down (some say he dove) on a breakaway toward Roy's net. Lots of people -on the Hawks' bench, Hawks fans, some guys in the press booth- thought Roenick should've been awarded a penalty shot, but he wasn't. The Hawks lost that game, and afterward Roenick and most of the Chicago staff spent a lot of time complaining about not getting the penalty shot. When asked about the situation, Roy said something along the lines of "he could've taken the shot as far as I'm concerned. I would've stopped it."

    Roenick heard this of course, and rattled off a rant about how Roy wasn't invincible and how he would've scored "no problem" if he'd been given that penalty shot.

    Roy's response? "Sorry, I couldn't hear what he was saying. I got these two Stanley Cup rings plugging my ears."


    -Le Penguin
    "It's not bragging when it's the truth."
  14. Hazmatt Jedi Padawan

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  15. vaderisone Jedi Padawan

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    Nice pictures and captions
  16. JediAutobot Jedi Master

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    Hazmatt, until you posted it, I had totally forgotten, but the Lombard Sport Core, in addition to the driving range had a mini-golf. And they totally had the same statue. It's been gone for years, but I still remember be at that hole, making the breathing noises to freak out my sister, who was like four years old.
    I remember we saw RotJ on opening day at 10am, then went minigolfing, then my pool. Wow, I can't believe some mini course still has that.
  17. JediJeff13 Jedi Padawan

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    This week's scopes have an eerie connection, as my daughter's hamster had a run of freedom again for the 3rd time in a month. Dang little 2 year old neighbors:

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    Aries: (March 21?April 19)
    Don't take it personally: Someone had to be the cutoff point for who does and doesn't get on the Emergency Earth-Escape Rocket.

    Taurus: (April. 20?May 20)
    You know you should really stop hurling fistfuls of hamsters out the window of your speeding car, but they're so darn cute.

    Gemini: (May 21?June 21)
    After weeks of deliberation, you have yet to hear a compelling argument for not beating most of the people you've ever met to within an inch of their lives.

    Cancer: (June 22?July 22)
    It's looking like they're not going to call you the Double-Dustpan Killer until you kill someone with a pair of dustpans.

    Leo: (July 23?Aug. 22)
    No one can understand you without first understanding the subtle-but-crucial difference between the terms "all you can eat" and "all you care to eat."

    Virgo: (Aug. 23?Sept. 22)
    You will finally learn the true meaning of fear this week. First of all, it's not a light minty flavoring.

    Libra: (Sept. 23?Oct. 23)
    That man who just wrapped a trombone around your neck was Jim Knepper, a Mingus sideman and notorious crank.

    Scorpio: (Oct. 24?Nov. 21)
    Polaris rising in Scorpio this week is deeply troubling, as it has to be millions of light-years out of position to do so.

    Sagittarius: (Nov. 22?Dec. 21)
    Your bossiness and predilection for minding other people's business are important parts of being the World's Best Grandma.

    Capricorn: (Dec. 22?Jan. 19)
    A little bird tells you that someone has a crush on you, but terrible secrets imparted by the giant birds hatched from the sun render this irrelevant.

    Aquarius: (Jan. 20?Feb. 18)
    The importance of a good night's sleep will be briefly overshadowed by the importance of a good set of shovels and entrenching tools.

    Pisces: (Feb. 19?March 20)
    You're the kind of person who considers himself open to all kinds of new experiences, as long as they involve eating buffalo wings.
  18. Le_Penguin Jedi Youngling

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    Some random SW-related goofiness from Letterman's Top Ten archive:
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    May 24, 1999
    Top Ten Thoughts On The Minds Of People In Line For Star Wars

    10. "Nice of Cher to loan me her Academy Awards outfit."

    9. "First in line.... This'll look good on my resume."

    8. "The babes should be coming over to talk to me any minute now."

    7. "I shouldn't have to wait in this line -- I'm Carrie Fisher."

    6. "I sense a disturbance in my hairline."

    5. "Is that some sort of image-gathering droid?"

    4. "Princess Leia... Princess Leia... Princess Leia... Princess Leia...."

    3. "What I want is a prequel to 'Turner and Hooch'."

    2. "This line better move soon, or Paul will have to host the show for me."

    1. "What a couple of geeks."
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    Feb. 21, 1997
    Top Ten Signs You've Seen the `Star Wars' Movies Too Many Times

    10. Your poodles are named "C," "3," "P" and "O"

    9. You won't sleep with your wife unless she says, "Help me, Obi Wan, you're my only hope"

    8. You spent $10,000 trying to Rogaine yourself into Chewbacca

    7. You're continually stunned when the President makes major decisions without consulting Mark Hamill

    6. Your favorite pickup line: "Would you like to handle my light saber?"

    5. You keep referring to your lawn mower as "that crazy droid"

    4. You spend most of your days trying to use "the Force" to open a can of pears

    3. You once saw an eggplant that looked kind of like Darth Vader and almost had a heart attack

    2. Your sex life is strictly "Han Solo," if you know what I mean

    1. You like Yoda so much, you voted for Ross Perot
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    May 6, 1999
    Top Ten Star Wars' Fans Complaints About The New Movie

    10. Lame scene where Ewoks are freed from captivity by Reverend Jesse Jackson.

    9. R2-D2 sexier with the implants in.

    8. "A long time ago, in a galaxy far away" replaced with "Make me a billionaire, losers."

    7. You never find out what the "Matrix" is.

    6. When theater lights come back on, you're still a 40-year old virgin.

    5. Scene where Millennium Falcon hits an iceberg feels tacked on.

    4. There's no glowing hockey guy.

    3. Somebody forgot to cut price tags off wookie costumes.

    2. Most of special effects budget went toward giving Yoda a realistic looking rash.

    1. Media is virtually ignoring its release.
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    -Le Penguin
    "I liked it when they turned the hose on us."
  19. Bosh_Talk Jedi Padawan

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    LOS ANGELES, July 15 - Miramax Films will take the unusual and potentially risky move of releasing "Kill Bill," the much-anticipated Quentin Tarantino martial arts action-adventure film, as two movies, the first to open in the fall. Miramax will in effect be taking a three-hour film with a 200-page script and turning it into a serial.
    Harvey Weinstein, a co-founder of Miramax, which is financing the film, said in an interview on Monday that the first installment would be in theaters on Oct. 10. The second release date is in still being negotiated, but it could be two to six months later, he said.
    To many in Hollywood, the decision will come as a surprise. Mr. Weinstein, who in Hollywood is known as "Harvey Scissorhands," after the title character in the movie "Edward Scissorhands," has a reputation for forcing directors to cut both costs and the lengths of their movies. Mr. Tarantino spent 155 days shooting the film, well more than planned and longer than usual for most films.
    But Mr. Weinstein said Mr. Tarantino was something of a special case. The popularity of his violent yet original 1994 film, "Pulp Fiction," helped put Miramax on the map and generated an abundance of cash to help the studio bankroll other movies.
    "Miramax is the house Quentin Tarantino built," Mr. Weinstein said. And because of this director's stature he was granted "carte blanche," Mr. Weinstein added.
    "Kill Bill'` is Mr. Tarantino's first foray into action filmmaking. His limited body of work also includes the equally violent yet critically praised "Reservoir Dogs."
    When Mr. Tarantino first approached Mr. Weinstein about doing "Kill Bill" several years ago, it was with the condition that he be allowed to film the whole 200-page script that he had written. When Mr. Weinstein visited the set in its last month of shooting late last year, Mr. Tarantino said in a statement, Mr. Weinstein brought up the idea of splitting it in two.
    No decision was made at the time although Mr. Tarantino shot two opening-credit sequences, he said. Mr. Weinstein said it was not until he visited Los Angeles three weeks ago, when Mr. Tarantino showed him more than an hour and a half of the film, that the two decided on the two-film approach.
    "Kill Bill" is the story, told in chapters, of the world's deadliest female assassin, who survives being shot on her wedding day and, after five years in a coma, seeks revenge on the man who tried to kill her. The film's samurai-style fight sequences were filmed largely in China and take place in everything from a nightclub to a snow-covered garden to a suburban home.
    "There were no obstacles involved in splitting up `Kill Bill' at all because I've always designed the movie, thought about the film, as malleable in any number of versions," Mr. Tarantino said in his statement. That includes different versions for Asia, America and Europe.
    The serial approach to "Kill Bill" has parallels to the making of the second and third installments of the "Matrix" series and "The Lord of The Rings" trilogy, which were filmed as one story but divided into parts and have been released on a staggered schedule. But those films were conceived as multipart releases; "Kill Bill" was not.
    Despite the success of the "Matrix" and the "Lord of the Ring" franchises, Miramax's decision carries risks, given the box-office figures for a number of sequels, prequels and serials. Several have been disappointments this summer, including "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle," which received heavy publicity and generally favorable reviews as an enjoyable romp but which still failed to attract crowds. The serial films that have done well at the box office, like the "Matrix" series, have had built-in audiences already interested in the story. "Kill Bill," on the other hand, is from Mr. Tarantino's original screenplay.
    Mitigating some of the risk is the movie's price tag, which Mr. Weinstein estimated at more than $55 million, not including marketing costs: less than what many blockbusters cost because many of the actors worked for union-scale wages and because
  20. ThomSolo Jedi Padawan

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    The following post is a complete non sequitir, but then isn't that what this thread is for? :)

    I was checking username profiles a moment ago and noticed that HawkBat's age shows as 16, while Sithman shows as 17.

    That means that Sithy is no longer our youngest Chicago Forcer.

    Take a bow, Kevin!

  21. Sithman Jedi Grand Master

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    :D


    Thank you, thank you! \\takes a bow\\ ;) :p


    Though, I would have hoped you could have determined he was younger just by how we both acted differently... Evidently not, lol. Crap. :p [face_laugh]
  22. General Kenobi Administrator Emeritus

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  23. ThomSolo Jedi Padawan

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    ....you act differently?

  24. Sithman Jedi Grand Master

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  25. JediJeff13 Jedi Padawan

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    Sid Hoffman or Sid Frenchman?
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