Fisto's Disco: The LACWAC Social Thread

Discussion in 'Star Wars TV' started by G-FETT, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    Indeed. We had a WWII club in high school and we spent most of our time watching Band of Brothers.
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  2. Darth_Zandalor Force Ghost

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    I was really impressed with Donnie Wahlberg in particular. He is a far more talented actor than his brother Marky Mark, which is why I think it's a shame we don't see more of him. Hell, even in the Saw films he was a strong actor.
  3. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    I thought the same about David Schwimmer in the early episodes. Still, I always liked Damian Lewis and whatshisface from Office Space.
  4. Darth_Zandalor Force Ghost

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    It's always amazing to see people's reactions when they discover that Damian Lewis is English. The dude can nail accents the same way that Ewan McGregor can perfectly imitate a texan.
  5. Sgt Crowfield Chosen One

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    Oh yes, BoB! :D
    I remember what a hassle it was to get the uncensored (Swiss) set of DVDs. I loved the series, but the (fact) book it was based upon ... not so. Quite the other way around with Black Hawk Down: while I loved the (fact) book to bits, I found the movie to be more on the 'meh' side of things.
  6. EHT New Films Manager

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    It's familiar, I think I've seen it but the kids may not have... so will look into it again. I just found that it is on Netflix... 6 episodes anyway, which I think is the full deal. Added it to the queue. :cool:
  7. EHT New Films Manager

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    That lamb's not cute, you don't know what the hell you're talking about.





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  8. Darth_Zandalor Force Ghost

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    This lamb is cute
  9. The Shadow Emperor Jedi Grand Master

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    Reposting my challenge from the Savage thread:

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  10. AkashKedavra_93 Emperor of the Seven Realms and the First Dragons

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    The answer is incorrect on the "first kill" question.
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  11. The Shadow Emperor Jedi Grand Master

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    Why so it is. I made this yesterday at midnight, so don't hold it against me.
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  12. AkashKedavra_93 Emperor of the Seven Realms and the First Dragons

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    Oh, no grudges or anything. Just thought you should know.
  13. The Shadow Emperor Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm feeling generous, so you guys get 16 minutes now for the quiz instead of 12. Have at it.
  14. TaradosGon SWTV Mod - Like Palpatine with animals

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    I've seen three images with the exact same layout in the span of 24 hours...

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    The last I can't find a picture of, but it's from the graphic novel Superman: Secret Identity and is essentially the Call of Duty image with a soldier in the foreground seemingly yelling orders to the reader and pointing behind him while three others shoot up at Superman.

    I'm reading it, think "man, I've seen this before," find the Call of Duty image and recognized it. Then on a completely unrelated trip over to Wookiepedia's article about the New Sith Wars, I stumble upon the first image.

    Is there like some kind of famous photo or something from WWII that I am unaware of that the three are modeled off of, or did Call of Duty 2 (2005) rip off Secret Identity (2004) with Star Wars Insider 80 (2005) copying one or both, too?

    Or multiple artists independently came to the conclusion that having some guy point behind him in the thick of battle whilst looking away is badass.



    P.S. For my obligatory Seinfeld-esque Superman reference of the week -- Secret Identity is incredibly trippy. Takes place in the "real world" where Superman exists as a comic book character. A kid is named Clark Kent AFTER Superman and lives in Kansas and is made fun of for being named after the comic book character... he then develops Superman's powers, rescues some people... And wears Superman's costume so that if anyone sees him, they will just be laughed off and not taken seriously if they claim to have been rescued by Superman. [face_hypnotized]:-B
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  15. Mia Mesharad Force Ghost

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    Isn't that Superboy Prime's backstory, before the Anti-Monitor came along?
  16. ImNotAStarWarsFanboy Force Ghost

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    @TaradosGon It's most likely one of those stock poses that gets used over and over.

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  17. TaradosGon SWTV Mod - Like Palpatine with animals

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    Huzzah for an uncomfortable and ambiguous - in regards to being good or bad - phone interview with a zoo.
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  18. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    Phone interview? For what type position and how did it go?

    I'm getting a pedicure. Happy spring, people.
  19. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    What happens when polish that looks Carolina blue in the bottle, turns out to be Star Destroyer grey. :p

    Yeah, had the hands done too, not subjecting you people to a picture of my feet.

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  20. Sgt Crowfield Chosen One

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    Saw it tonight with hubby and a friend. It was mindless F*U*N. Perfect for a Saturday night :D. Now I remember why every movie should have Dwayne Johnson in it. And the guy who played Stormshadow ^^.
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  21. TaradosGon SWTV Mod - Like Palpatine with animals

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    A seasonal position working with sting rays. I did a three month internship with the Detroit Zoo back in 2010 and being hired full time just doesn't seem like it's in the cards for people that don't have 1-3 years of experience. A paid seasonal job is my best bet at getting paid experience which will look good when applying for full time work, but it only seems to come in the Summer. Last Summer I had several interviews and ultimately was never hired.

    I'm not sure about the interview. A lot of previous interviews had questions in common that I could anticipate, but this guy seemed to adapt his questions to my answers and caught me off guard, causing me to fumble for answers on a couple.

    For instance he asked if I would have a problem giving "keeper talks" to guests, I said no and that I voluntarily did that during my internship with the Detroit Zoo. He then says something like "say on your first day I tell you that in 10 minutes, without preparation, you need to give a talk about ________ cobra, what would you say?"

    He had me on speaker phone and I couldn't really hear him clearly and it sounded like he kept saying "Folphe" or something like that. "Folphe Cobra." I told him I couldn't understand him and he repeated it like four times - getting gradually more irritated each time - and every time I kept hearing "Folphe Cobra." So I BSed some answer to his question, not being familiar with a "Folphe Cobra" I told him that and that I would just stick to what I know about basic snake biology, evolution, and diet. After the interview I was like, what the hell is a Folphe Cobra? And looked online and figured out that he must have been saying "False Cobra," so I looked like I was going into some asinine spiel about how I would talk about cobras, etc.

    In hindsight I feel like the correct answer would have been to inform him that I'm not familiar with that animal and own up to that.

    I felt like it went really well aside from that flub (which felt significant).

    Hopefully I get hired this Summer, because if a whole other year passes and I can't get a job related to my zoology degree, I'm probably going to have to just say **** it and look for some completely different job that spits on all the time and money I invested in a Zoology degree.

    If nothing else I was accepted to an unpaid internship in Idaho Falls for this Summer, so I guess that's what I'll do if I get turned away from this job.

    I don't think so (?) but I'm not sure. I don't know anything about the Anti-Monitor, but I've read several Superman graphic novels taking place across the various continuities, like Superman Earth One, The Death of Superman, Superman: Secret Origin, and Superman: Camelot Falls, all which have like no continuity to each other, so I'm not sure how they all relate (if at all) to each other.

    I was only about half way through Secret Identity at the time I made the above post, but finished it this morning.

    It's about somebody essentially living a life that mirrors Superman's in a world where Superman does exist as a comic book character. So it's like me getting Superman's powers tomorrow and wearing Superman's costume. He marries a Lois, though she is Indian and her last name isn't Lane, it's Chaudauri or something like that. She's initially put off by the idea of being paired with a "Clark Kent." Clark lives in Manhattan, not "Metropolis" and he is a writer, not a journalist - and is constantly made fun of for his resemblance to the comic book character.

    It pretty much follows his entire life from adolescence to being an elderly man with a family, and he is not as invulnerable as Superman is, makes mention that the sun does not re-charge his power, becomes weaker as he gets older, and suggests that his powers may have come from a secret government experiment tampering with the water supply, not in being an alien.

    I thought it was really well written and interesting. AFAIK it doesn't take place in any kind of continuity with the other Superman tales. It's probably my second favorite graphic novel I've read (which have largely been Superman graphic novels) after Superman: Earth One, vol 2.
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  22. Darth Ibonek Jedi Grand Master

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    Look out for RED 2! Funny how it also has Bruce Willis in it.[/quote]
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  23. Sgt Crowfield Chosen One

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    Perhaps you're lucky, @TaradosGon. One of my best friends who has a degree in biology (herpetology and entomology) managed to secure a job as a zoo director shortly after he got his degree. A small zoo at first, but he did well and later moved on to direct one of the biggest zoos in Germany.
    But he's the exception ... most of my friends with degrees in biology sell tires or - if they're lucky - pharmaceutical products. But who am I to complain? With a master in military sociology I held jobs like parole officer, editor-in-chief of a corporate magazine and (currently) SharePoint admin. Continuous education is a must nowadays I guess.
  24. anakinfansince1983 Chosen One

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    If he regularly does interviews via speaker phone, he's probably had that kind of misunderstanding happen before. Good luck, hope it works out for you. :)
  25. AkashKedavra_93 Emperor of the Seven Realms and the First Dragons

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