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Amph The Amphitheatre Social Thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by REVANLORD, May 28, 2006.

  1. Vincent-Kenobi

    Vincent-Kenobi Jedi Knight star 3

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    Tulsa got buried in snow today. On the plus side, my new dorm is in the same building as the caf, so I don't have to expose myself to the elements in order to get a bite to eat:p
     
  2. Nevermind

    Nevermind Jedi Knight star 6

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    It's raining, which it does every day between Hallowe'en and October 30th.
     
  3. JohnWesleyDowney

    JohnWesleyDowney Jedi Master star 5

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    Starting at this very moment, Casablanca on TCM.
     
  4. JohnWesleyDowney

    JohnWesleyDowney Jedi Master star 5

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    An interesting and underrated movie, The Stunt Man, starring Peter O'Toole, starts on TCM in 9 minutes.
     
  5. Nevermind

    Nevermind Jedi Knight star 6

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    Very kinetic movie. Doesn't quite hold together, but enjoyable.
     
  6. Vader_vs_Maul

    Vader_vs_Maul Jedi Master star 3

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    Dr. Zhivago on TCM in an hour.
     
  7. Nevermind

    Nevermind Jedi Knight star 6

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    What the *HELL* is happening in Japan? What rocket scientist decided to have nuclear power plants in a very unstable earthquake zone?
     
  8. Champion of the Force

    Champion of the Force Jedi Master star 4

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    Isn't the entire country sitting on an unstable earthquake zone? :confused:
     
  9. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    Yeah, right? Also, the Japanese are a large population living in a relatively small area. I suspect their only hope of producing enough energy is to have nuclear power plants. Perhaps fossil fuel plants would have produced enough too, but they pollute a lot, in a country that already has a very dense urban population.

    Of course, the flipside to the coin is that nuclear waste must be stored away pretty much forever. Regarding the earthquake risk, the plants were built with extensive security measures, but the earthquake was much stronger (8,9) than anyone expected to be normal.
     
  10. Nevermind

    Nevermind Jedi Knight star 6

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    They have tremblers all the time. It's crazy.
     
  11. Mr44

    Mr44 VIP star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Is anyone planning on going to see the Taxi Driver re-release in theater this weekend? (well, really not "weekend" per se, it's 2 Saturdays in select markets)

    Looks like a extensive remastering process was used, so it could be a fun opportunity to see the Scorsese-Deniro contemporary classic on an actual movie screen.

     
  12. JohnWesleyDowney

    JohnWesleyDowney Jedi Master star 5

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    A unique film beginning now on TCM. "The Last of Sheila" written by actor Tony Perkins and Stephen Sondheim. The only screenplay Sondheim ever wrote. Directed by Herbert Ross.

    Interesting casting in this film. James "Lolita" Mason plays a child molester. And there's other interesting coincidences too.
     
  13. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    [link=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uC9z8JazDe8]Transformers: The Samuel L. Jackson episode[/link]. Funny, but predictable. Warning: bad language.


    (Post #500 :))
     
  14. JohnWesleyDowney

    JohnWesleyDowney Jedi Master star 5

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    The dumbing down of America continues. MTV's gift to our culture, Snooki from Jersey Shore, was paid $ 32,000 to speak at Rutgers University.

    Oh, I get it! They paid her using this formula: Snooki, you get a $ 1,000 for each of your I.Q. points.

    [link=http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Snooki-Gets-32K-to-Dish-on-Jersey-Shore-Lifestyle-at-Rutgers-119052504.html]Snooki speaks![/link]
     
  15. Nevermind

    Nevermind Jedi Knight star 6

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    Who's she?
     
  16. JohnWesleyDowney

    JohnWesleyDowney Jedi Master star 5

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    She's one of the stars of the MTV reality show Jersey Shore, a real low point in American television history.
     
  17. Nevermind

    Nevermind Jedi Knight star 6

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    Low a la "My Mother the Car"?
     
  18. Vader_vs_Maul

    Vader_vs_Maul Jedi Master star 3

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    Ben-Hur is on TCM tonight at 9pm CET.
     
  19. Havac

    Havac Former Moderator star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    So, the Late Show has a [link=http://www.cbs.com/late_night/liveonletterman/foo_fighters/video/]two-hour Foo Fighters concert[/link] up on their site. It's predictably awesome.

    I discovered this the day after discovering that Rolling Stone is [link=http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/wasting-light-20110408]streaming the entire new album[/link].

    Listen. Discuss.
     
  20. JohnWesleyDowney

    JohnWesleyDowney Jedi Master star 5

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    North by Northwest just started on TCM. Always enjoyable.
     
  21. Nevermind

    Nevermind Jedi Knight star 6

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    Oh, good. :)
     
  22. Drac39

    Drac39 Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    I haven't seen 'North by Northwest'. I'm really behind on Hitchcock. I think his films are great but I don't have the same enthuiasm for him as a lot of people do. I do genuinely love Psycho though
     
  23. Nevermind

    Nevermind Jedi Knight star 6

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    "North by Northwest" is a lot of fun, and the crop-dusting scene is iconic.
     
  24. Nevermind

    Nevermind Jedi Knight star 6

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    The Canadian Federal election is on currently. Two parties--the Conservatives and the NDP (the social-democrats) are doing extremely well. Two others--the Liberals and Bloc Quebecois (the separatists) are getting pasted. For some reason, the Bloc collapsed in favour of the NDP (whose leader was born in Montreal and is a francophone). The NDP have never done well in Quebec before. The Liberals did poorly because the polls said the NDP were surging; the usual Liberal voters apparently voted Conservative to hold it off. Strange days, indeed.
     
  25. JohnWesleyDowney

    JohnWesleyDowney Jedi Master star 5

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    Sounds like Canada has a lot more political parties than the U.S.

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