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

Discussion in 'Chicago, IL' started by JediJeff13, Aug 26, 2002.

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  1. ThomSolo Jedi Master

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    "The cat is near the chair"
    And the monkey is on the bran... no, wait! Where'd that monkey go?
  2. Schph_Gochi Jedi Master

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    My thoughts on Christmas....

    Christmas is weird....

    It is the holiday where we gather around a dead tree...and eat candy out of socks.....
  3. Le_Penguin Jedi Youngling

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    Anyone who watched Antiques Roadshow tonight got an inadvertent glimpse of everyone's favorite flightless waterfowl.

    Channel 11 replays the latest Raodshow episode 4 or 5 times over the course of the week. If anyone's interested, look for the taller of the two guys with the cavemen in the montage immediately following the guy with all the baseballs.

    We're on screen for about three seconds, bringing my "fame clock" from 13:26 up to 13:29. Fifteen minutes, here I come!

    -Le Penguin
    "Looks like someone we know..."
  4. Hazmatt Jedi Master

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  5. JediAutobot Force Ghost

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  6. Le_Penguin Jedi Youngling

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    Stop that!

    -Le Penguin
    "Real Estate!"
  7. ThomSolo Jedi Master

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    Sweet monkey Jesus! Hazmatt, what the smeggin' heck was that???
  8. Hazmatt Jedi Master

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    OK, since I obviously can't tell a joke any more (it's been a long day, and I'm cranky), there is a website calling itself "mix master" where you can enter two URLs ("website addresses" to the unwashed masses). The website uses one website for the layout, and the other for the data.

    So, I entered "www.cnn.com" for the layout, and "www.chicagoforce.org" for the data. If you look in your address bar after you click the link, you can see the messed up URL.

    Hey, at least I didn't do like everyone else and use The White House and a porn site.
  9. ThomSolo Jedi Master

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    Now that I understand it and have played with it for a bit... that's funny! ;)
  10. ThomSolo Jedi Master

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    http://www.neomonsterisland.com/a_archives/007/336/336.html

    I think we can all agree with the punchline to this TKT strip... warning, slightly colorful language (hence copy/paste rather than a direct link).
  11. Le_Penguin Jedi Youngling

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    This isn't exactly a hot story, but I've just recently come across it (dunno how I missed it for two months...)

    For anyone who's interested (and we all should be) Fantagraphics books is in the opening stages of an enormous -and historically important- undertaking: The Complete Peanuts, a massive chronological collection of the entire 50-year history of the greatest comic strip of all time. They'll be releasing two books per year, each book containing two years' worth of strips. That's 25 books over the course of 12 1/2 years. This will be, without hyperbole, one of the most important collections of 20th century art. Volume One ships in March... I can't wait.

    More info here:
    http://www.fantagraphics.com/peanuts/peanuts.html


    -Le Penguin
    "Aaaarrggghhh!"
  12. Le_Penguin Jedi Youngling

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    Great stuff:

    http://www.mcsweeneys.net/links/lists/Bush-Palpatine.html

    I think number 6 is "both."

    -Le Penguin
    "Only now, at the end, do you understand"
  13. JediJeff13 Jedi Master

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    Star crossing of the week:

    Spoke with Joie Calio on the phone yesterday. Who's he, you say???? The guy wrote and sang a little ditty heard on the radio entitled "Dizz Knee Land" from the band Dada.






    I TOTALLY Chris Farley'ed the guy while I was on the phone.

    Really???? That's AWE-SOME! I'm such the dork.
  14. ThomSolo Jedi Master

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    Pardon me, I have nothing to say!

    No, that's not true. I want to go on record as saying that the soundtrack for Godzilla vs. Megaguirus is one of the best sci-fi soundtracks I've ever heard. (plus it has bonus monster sound effects at the end)
  15. Bosh_Talk Jedi Master

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    When's the theatrical release of the original Godzilla supposed to hit theaters?
  16. ThomSolo Jedi Master

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    Sometime in spring, that's all I can find out. I hope it does indeed come to Chicago (probably the Music Box or someplace similar), though apparently there are plans for a DVD release as well. I've seen the Americanized version (the one with Raymond Burr) and it's actually not that bad, but from what I've heard the original is a much better piece of cinema.

    In a related bit of news (for those who care), Toho Studios plans to celebrate G's 50th anniversary with a multi-monster blowout featuring daikaiju from throughout Gojira's history. At least ten monsters will be featured... tentative (English) title is "The Godzilla". The film will likely be released in November 2004, since that is when the actual anniversary falls.
  17. Le_Penguin Jedi Youngling

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    Rock. So since the title "Destroy All Monsters" is already taken, will this new one be called "Monster Block Party"? "Daikaiju A-Go-Go"? "Who Invited Gaigon"?

    -Le Penguin
    It's the Curies! We must flee!"
  18. ThomSolo Jedi Master

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    How about "Giant Monsters All-Out Attack"? No, wait, that's been done... they can't make it a "vs." title, not with that many monsters. *chuckle* Maybe Toho should ask Lucas for suggestions... LOL!
  19. JediAutobot Force Ghost

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    I can see it now. Attack of the Monsters Menance.
  20. Hawk-Bat Jedi Master

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    Well my wrist has a Cast now and it is Black just informing everyone now you can go about your buisness.
  21. Le_Penguin Jedi Youngling

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    Man, I know you're young and we all went a little nuts with it the first few years, but c'mon... ease down. You'll have the damn thing for the rest of your life, kid.

    -Le Penguin
    "Apparently, he's goin' for a world record."
  22. TheExecutor Jedi Knight

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    Megalomaniacs the lot of you!
  23. ThomSolo Jedi Master

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    And your point is...?
  24. ThomSolo Jedi Master

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    It's horoscope time!

    ARIES (March 21-April 19)
    This week, the process of gradual and minimal change in your life will begin, so be ready to accept entirely new placements of furniture.

    TAURUS (April 20-May 20)
    Your self-image takes yet another blow when Pam Grier farms your butt-kicking out to a tired-looking bottle blonde.

    GEMINI (May 21-June 21)
    For the second time in a century, you will find yourself emotionally and artistically unprepared for an outbreak of Big Band Fever.

    CANCER (June 22-July 22)
    Valentine's Day is once again almost upon you, and once again, it doesn't mean anything at all.

    LEO (July 23-August 22)
    Be open to suggestions, as this week marks the start of a new era of freedom and risk-taking for Leo. Now, mail us all your pants.

    VIRGO (August 23-September 22)
    It's generally agreed that eyewitnesses aren't always reliable, but everyone swears that they saw you whispering to the cattle moments before the stampede.

    LIBRA (September 23-October 23)
    After a long review of the issues and the candidates' positions on them, you're pretty sure you won't vote this time, either.

    SCORPIO (October 24-November 21)
    They'll say that you're finally free, that you're no longer in pain, and that you're in a better place, but you'll know what the wishy-washy jerks really mean.

    SAGITTARIUS (November 22-December 21)
    If your controversial calculations are correct, Eddie was almost 30 when they recorded "Hot For Teacher."

    CAPRICORN (December 22-January 19)
    You're not one to blindly do what others suggest, but you can't think of a good reason not to go **** yourself.

    AQUARIUS (January 20-February 18)
    You're tempting fate if you keep mentioning that you've only got two weeks before your retirement from the Chicken Shack.

    PISCES (February 19-March 20)
    Most people are either part of the solution or part of the problem, but you're one of the red herrings thrown into the answer set to mislead test-takers.
  25. ThomSolo Jedi Master

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    CANCER (June 22-July 22)
    Valentine's Day is once again almost upon you, and once again, it doesn't mean anything at all.


    Being a Cancer myself, all I can say is... ouch!
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