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The new post good stuff about poetry...
22 Aug 2016 07:32 PM
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Thanksgiving 2014 pics!
29 Nov 2015 01:09 PM
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Star Trek RPG: Apocrypha
05 Oct 2015 08:39 PM
If an episode of a TV show has not aired yet, a book has not been published, or a movie has not premiered, any discussion of their plot details and descriptions are considered to be spoilers. Threads that are going to discuss such things should...
Yeah, so not sure what the policy is on starting threads.
Don't see too many here, actually.
Yeah, yeah, OK.
So I saw *The French Connection* again the other night, and the first half of *The French Connection 2*, which I hadn't seen, and,...
I'm sure that if you watch certain shows, you see that they are working towards creating a romantic relationship. I'm sure you probably screamed at the TV,"Get them together already!" Surprisingly, TVTropes doesn't have a page with that title. ...
I was chilling with my uncle today and he had some funny old videos of me and my nephew playing piano at some Christmas, and me drunkenly playing a piano on the sidewalk.
I didn't want to find a way to seamlessly get these from his ancient phone...
CBS counting down top SB ads. My favorite: Bird and MJ playing HORSE for Big Mac meal. Who would you put in the 2016 version?
I'd pit LeBron against either KD or Curry.
How far in advance are they shot? Assuming she's in the 2016 edition, how noticeable will Chrissy Teigen's (unretouched) bump be? Assuming she does bf, I assume shoots have enough downtime for nursing breaks?
Who would you cast in all Latino(a) or Asian-American versions?
When a company decides to build a skyscraper, do they ever put out call to artists to create pieces/murals for the interior?
Yeah, so it seems after searching google for a few seconds, some "people" do the fashion thing. This. Whatever.
I prefer function, liking my long umbrella for when it might seriously rain, but always having my shorter Totes in my...
Yeah so this guy is OK I guess, but he illustrates my point that don't even bother modulating fancy through the fourths/fifths -- just go up by half-steps.
My cite? this video, and James Brown's Live at the Apollo album.
THAT, my friends,...
They'd both be Shorts, but:
The Play (end of '82 Cal-Stanford)
The Flutie Hail Mary in '84
Yeah, so it occurred to me, if this is to be an acceptable board, there should be a thread devoted to one of the established forms of formal, musical expression.
So, why not bebop, to take one well-formed example.
One of Herbie's recent Norton lectures, titled "Buddhism and Creativity" is worth looking at. Reddit's "jazz" subreddit is actually a pretty interesting forum, for being so large.
I am still miffed some chippie at school like ten years ago never...
1. "The Weight" being played in the background while something happens.
2. Eva Green getting naked.
3. William Sanderson doing something.
I just want to see what my post count is right now.
Gah, I can't even post img tags!
I've always hated birds, kind of. Because the most prominent are the .... refrain from comparing one of god's creatures to a shrieking harpy or merman ... crows that are constantly shrieking and crapping all over the place.
Used to be I could go to a place like cra**ed.com (don't want to spam the place) and load up a bunch of bullshit to go read and sometimes laugh at at my leisure.
So, that place apparently thinks its staff and adjunct employees are whatever, like...
I am not much of a celebrity news person, and only see 5 or 6 movies per year. I watch TV occasionally, but not that much. I saw "Top Gun" and "Risky Business" when I was a kid, but besides his involvement with Scientology, know little about Tom...
Yeah, so I was all last few days thinking holy fuck shit, maybe *Finnegans Wake* really *is* the greatest novel ever written.
And then, choosing a new floor to study on today, I was like "Hey, maybe that suckbag who subjects classics got a...
Since it's been a while since we did this, I figured I'd start it up again.
Today I'm putting up "Bloodstained Heart" by Darren Hayes. I've always enjoyed his vocals, but this song really surprised me. The guitar on this track is particularly...
Another of the late great actors has also now gone.
I'll always remember him for the good films like Lawrence of Arabia or the Lion in Winter and the bad films where he still out-acted everyone like High Spirits and Supergirl.
With the PS4 and the XBox1 coming out soon, the latest ads showcasing them are all starting to come out. Most of them are as you would expect, just general ads for the systems.
But this one caught my eye. It's not really an ad, more a complete...
River Song - the Doctor's Wife. Time traveller, adventurer and played by the delightful Alex Kingston. Now Alex Kingston is an excellent actress. I have no problems with her appearing in Doctor Who and she brings a lot to the role. If only the role...
For the upcoming Superman/Batman film, Ben Affleck will be starring alongside Henry Cavill as Batman.
You know what...I don't mind it too much,
I think he could pull off a really good Bruce Wayne, but I'm not sure I've seen him be able to pull...
Just so that you know!
So Matt Smith is leaving the show after 4 years of playing the Doctor are over and already the papers have gone into a frenzy of trying to guess who the next one will be. It's a shame that John Hurt is unlikely to play the next one, probably because...
Knightmare was a kids show from the 1990's sending a group of four kids to try and complete a quest. One of them would walk through a computer generated dungeon with a massive helmet so they couldn't see anything, while the other three advised and...
One of cinema's greatest visionaries has died aged 93, although his skill with models is always going to be there.
Given just how cheap and easy CGI looks, it rarely has the realness that he was able to generate with models, which look as good...
Marvel have selected 700 #1 issues of their comics and have put them up for free in a limited run lasting a couple of days and available from their digital store. The Promo is running Sunday March 10 and runs 11PM Eastern Time on Tuesday, March 12....
If I were in California, I'd go! Loved that TV show.
The picture with Bob's, Leland's and Laura's faces melding is actually kind of scary.
An ever increasing amount of my consumption of TV shows is now through my PC. It's handy to have a show on in the background while doing other things and the local networks now have adequate if not astounding online players. Do you watch much tv? I...
Disclaimer: Do not read this if you have not seen the movie.
Most of you may not have heard about him, but he was the world’s longest-running presenter of a single television show: the Sjy at Night, which give most people their first glimpse of astronomy. It first started in 1957 and he was still going until...
Looking through the latest sci-fi, I was struck by the number of aliens around that all appear to be vaguely humanoid with a lack of anything really different?
Admittedly it is always easier to film someone humanesque, but have there been any new...
It has now been continuously running for 60 years in London and is the world's longest running stage production. Agatha Christie's play, the Mousetrap, is still going strong. To celebrate the occasion a special guest cast took to the stage for a...
Don't know if anybody will be commenting, but here's the thread.
So, looks like Dean's gonna get out of Purgatory. Who knew.
And, I gather, the boys are going to re-unite after a year. Again.
Somehow I'm not optimistic. But we'll see....
It looks as though owners of two of the world's largest publishers, Random House and Penguin, are to merge to form the biggest. It looks as though owners, Bertelsmann and Pearson will be combine to form a massive company worth several billion to see...
It's got some very funny short films, with the all-you-need-to-know title Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. My favorites: Ricky Gervais, Joel Hodgson and Brian Regan.
I wrote a first draft of this right after filming, and recently revised it, now that the movie has been released in the U.S. and we're released from the studio's nondisclosure agreement. Hope you like it. I'll remember that night for a long, long...
After many years away from LOTR, I'm reading it to my ten year old, who's liking it a lot. I'm enjoying it too, but I'm starting to pick up on things I never noticed as a kid or young man.
Something that hit me like a ton of bricks recently...
Ray Bradbury, one of the best sci-fi authors has sadly passed away aged 91.
May his works be forever unburnable.
Thanks to Annals of Improbable Research for pointing this out to me. I feel such an awesome thing is wasted on such a terrible song.
Kinda says it all:
I commute on the train 1 or 2 days a week now, and it's giving me time to use my nook and actually get some stuff read. I recently finished Unbroken, which is something I think should be read by those of us who haven't lived through a World War. ...
A limited IMAX release, for the week of Sep 7-13. I'm assuming US only, and I don't know how many theaters it'll be in.
Normally I'm not too excited about movie re-releases, but this one for some reason grabs my attention. I actually want to...
Another of the golden age Sci-Fi writers has passed away. Harry Harrison, author of the Stainless Steel Rat series, and many, many other sci-fi novels has died aged 87.
I really enjoyed his books and he will be missed.
Thanks to all the great public domain stuff out there on the Web, I recently read a wonderful booklet from the early 20th Century called "Farming with Dynamite". This fine publication of the Dupont corporation is a gold mine of information about...
After decades of reading practically nothing by Lovecraft, I recently went on a bit of a binge (helped by the fact that just about everything he wrote is in the public domain and available for free on my iPad).
I've pretty much hit my limit...
Not news, but I just learned about it:
"But I don't wanna be a pirate...!"
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