Amph The Amphitheatre Social Thread

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

  1. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    It's the blinking and the knitted brow. The women can't get the latter due to botox injections...
  2. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Anybody here in the path of Hurricane Irene?
  3. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    Well it's raining here south of Boston, but that's probably all we'll get. Plus some heavy winds.
  4. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    Yeah, we've had tornadoes in the area. Oddly, we have not yet lost power or cable, and there's no flooding in the basement -- usually we're among the first for these things! But the heaviest winds aren't supposed to arrive for another two or three hours, so we'll see. And we've got a generator hooked up so unless a tree falls on that even a power outage shouldn't be particularly annoying.

    Really, I hope it all passes peacefully. My facebook feed is full of "bring it on" comments, but frankly I'd rather my preparations have been in vain than be put to the test, and I'd rather all my friends and acquaintances who did no preparation be smug than suffering in the hours to come.
  5. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Hope you all get through it in one piece. I've been watching it on TV, and it's getting bad/scary in some places.

    I couldn't believe that they closed down transit in NYC at noon. How are people going to get out? Did they warn people ahead of time of the closure?
  6. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    Oh, yes. They've been telling people since Friday to evacuate, that they were going to be shutting things down, etc.
  7. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Well, okay, then. There are some people who will be stupid no matter what, and stay when they should go.
  8. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Sorry, folks, I'm having some serious computer problems...
  9. JohnWesleyDowney Force Ghost

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    The 1931 Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde, starring Fredic March, now starting on TCM.
  10. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    God love TCM, I've seen more interesting movies on that station than in any theatre.
  11. JohnWesleyDowney Force Ghost

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    The Curse of Frankenstein, 1957, starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee, starting
    shortly on TCM.

    I love the billing: and Christopher Lee as "The Creature."

    Chosen by this month's guest programming, John Carpenter.
  12. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Cheesy Hammer goodness. :)
  13. Drac39 Force Ghost

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    I still event decided my horror film schedule for Halloween this year. I'm definitely going to pick up the Criterion release of 'Island of Lost Souls'
  14. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    I saw that on TCM. Adaptation of "The Island of Dr. Moreau"

    You know the Brando version? That is not better.

    Get "The Fearless Vampire Slayers" instead.
  15. CloneUncleOwen Force Ghost

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    [image=http://mimg.ugo.com/200904/21413/moreau_bucket.jpg]

    Marlon Brando wearing an ice bucket on his head in THE ISLAND OF DR. MOREAU.

    Not the Master's finest cinematic moment.
  16. Drac39 Force Ghost

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    Yeah the best thing to come out of that film was the parody character on South Park
  17. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    All I can say is that Charles Laughton camps it up mightily.
  18. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

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    Figured this might be the best thread to share this link in: Darth Vader's Greatest Speech Ever Made, pairing footage from ROTJ & TCW with a Carlie Chaplin speech I've never heard before (although the title of the movie it's apparently from is known to me, so it may be more obvious to those who have seen that), with a dash of Zimmer. Quite excellent.
  19. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Thanksgiving in the States today.
  20. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone celebrating it. :)
  21. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    Why on earth do you have it so late? A month from Xmas makes no sense at all. We have ours in mid-October.
  22. Todd the Jedi Mod and Sitcom Dad of SWTV

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    It's all marketing. After all, you can't have Halloween and Thanksgiving in the same month.:p
  23. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

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    That's when we have Columbus Day. According to Wikipedia one traditional reason why Thanksgiving is later in the states is that the harvest season ends earlier farther north.
  24. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

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    I looked it up, too, and it turns out that Thanksgiving wasn't a holiday in Canada until 1957, but the First Nations did have a harvest festival in October, so they chose that.
  25. A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Riot Deterrent

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    Thanksgiving makes complete sense in its current placement on the American calendar.

    You just haven't looked at it in a purely western capitilist mindset. A holiday which has devolved into the celebration of gluttony only works to its apex if the weather outside holds the potential of being miserable.

    How else could my wife and I go out to eat amongst the bourgeois, stuffing our faces with more food than a human body can contend with, and enjoy the pleasure of having the maitre de go outside to shoo off the starving orphans who were standing outside the window next to our table...?

    The scenario isn't nearly as pleasurable if the orphans aren't shivering near death.