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  1. Sticky thread Sticky: On Spoilers

    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...

    Started by Zuul‎, 15 Nov 2009 08:44 PM
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  1. Omnibus movies Q&A thread including trivia

    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,...

    Started by Jizzelbin‎, 18 Feb 2014 08:13 PM
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  2. Red face Home births in fiction (visual mediums especially)

    Can you think of any TV show/movie (besides the JUST occurred to me "Call the Midwife") in which a ROUTINE, PLANNED home birth is depicted?

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 19 May 2017 08:10 PM
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  3. Does this trope have a page

    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. ...

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 23 Mar 2017 05:20 PM
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  4. Funny home videos

    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...

    Started by Jizzelbin‎, 27 Oct 2015 02:13 AM
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  5. Update Super Bowl commercial

    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.

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 06 Feb 2016 09:22 PM
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  6. Talking SI SWIMSUIT EDITION

    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?

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 18 Dec 2015 01:46 PM
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  7. Red face Cast other ethnicity's versions of "The Wiz"

    Who would you cast in all Latino(a) or Asian-American versions?

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 19 Dec 2015 10:32 PM
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  8. Smile Art in office buildings

    When a company decides to build a skyscraper, do they ever put out call to artists to create pieces/murals for the interior?

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 21 Nov 2015 02:17 AM
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  9. Fashion: umbrellas.

    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...

    Started by Jizzelbin‎, 24 Oct 2015 03:25 PM
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  10. Yeah whatever music and suff youtube and whatever

    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,...

    Started by Jizzelbin‎, 18 Apr 2015 01:36 AM
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  11. 30 for 30 subjects you want to see

    They'd both be Shorts, but: The Play (end of '82 Cal-Stanford) The Flutie Hail Mary in '84

    Started by Erictelevision‎, 20 Jul 2015 04:23 AM
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  12. Bebop thread

    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. ...

    Started by Jizzelbin‎, 19 Apr 2015 05:47 AM
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  13. Religion and the Arts -- Herbie Hancock speaks on Buddhism and Creativity

    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...

    Started by Jizzelbin‎, 13 Sep 2014 05:28 PM
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  14. What Are You Listening To Part 3:

    PC8nNsYYGSU&list=QL T8oLTpw7veQ

    Started by Cluricaun‎, 24 Sep 2010 11:44 AM
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  15. Things that improve almost any movie/TV show

    1. "The Weight" being played in the background while something happens. 2. Eva Green getting naked. 3. William Sanderson doing something.

    Started by Rube E. Tewesday‎, 12 Dec 2014 03:09 PM
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  16. Here is baby chewbacca

    I just want to see what my post count is right now. http://images.joke.co.uk/images/webshop/custPhotos/small/22728a.jpg Gah, I can't even post img tags!

    Started by Giraffe‎, 19 Aug 2009 10:35 PM
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  17. Music and birds

    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. (btw Vergil's...

    Started by Jizzelbin‎, 06 May 2014 09:55 PM
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  18. So when did comedy sites get be all like not?

    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...

    Started by Jizzelbin‎, 30 Mar 2014 01:14 AM
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  19. How did the "Tom Cruise is gay" rumors get started?

    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...

    Started by MPB in SLC‎, 29 Mar 2009 06:54 PM
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  20. The denigrate other novels omnibus thread

    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...

    Started by Jizzelbin‎, 19 Feb 2014 06:53 PM
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  21. A new Song of the Day

    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...

    Started by Zuul‎, 26 Sep 2011 11:20 AM
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  22. RIP Peter O'Toole

    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. A glass,...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 15 Dec 2013 04:34 PM
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  23. Playstation Nostalgia

    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...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 21 Oct 2013 09:47 AM
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  24. The rise and fall of River Song

    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...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 10 Oct 2013 05:15 PM
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  25. Ben Affleck is Batman

    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...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 23 Aug 2013 11:49 AM
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  26. Abnosome is The New Thing!

    :cool: Just so that you know!

    Started by jali‎, 12 Aug 2013 12:51 PM
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  27. A new Doctor Who

    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...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 03 Jun 2013 10:30 AM
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  28. Knightmare Returns

    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...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 24 Jul 2013 11:31 AM
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  29. So Long Ray Harryhausen

    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...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 09 May 2013 12:11 PM
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  30. Marvel promo release #1 issues.

    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....

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 11 Mar 2013 10:35 AM
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  31. Twin Peaks art show to open

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/04/18/twin-peaks-exhibition_n_1431644.html?ref=topbar#s877567 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.

    Started by Elendil's Heir‎, 19 Apr 2012 12:34 PM
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  32. Do you watch TV?

    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...

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 27 Feb 2013 10:25 PM
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  33. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey [Massive spoilers]

    Disclaimer: Do not read this if you have not seen the movie. Really Just Do Not

    Started by What Exit?‎, 15 Dec 2012 11:48 PM
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  34. RIP: Sir Patrick Moore

    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...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 10 Dec 2012 09:07 AM
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  35. Non-Humanoid aliens

    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...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 25 Sep 2012 06:56 AM
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  36. 60 years of the Mousetrap

    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...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 19 Nov 2012 04:58 PM
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  37. Supernatural, Season 8

    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....

    Started by Rube E. Tewesday‎, 03 Oct 2012 02:17 PM
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  38. Random Penguin

    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...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 29 Oct 2012 11:05 AM
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  39. Jerry Seinfeld's new web series

    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. http://www.crackle.com/c/Comedians_In_Cars_Getting_Coffee/

    Started by Elendil's Heir‎, 10 Oct 2012 05:26 PM
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  40. All new Hallowe'en costumes thread.

    Behold!

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 10 Oct 2012 09:01 PM
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  41. I was an Avengers extra

    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...

    Started by Elendil's Heir‎, 07 May 2012 12:50 AM
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  42. On re-reading Tolkien -- spoilers for anybody on the web who hasn't read LOTR

    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...

    Started by Rube E. Tewesday‎, 11 Apr 2011 10:14 AM
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  43. R.I.P Ray Bradbury

    Ray Bradbury, one of the best sci-fi authors has sadly passed away aged 91. May his works be forever unburnable.

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 06 Jun 2012 04:20 PM
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  44. Sweet Home Alabama, courtesy of Tesla Coils

    Okay. Wow. 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. bbLshnfu0wY

    Started by AllWalker‎, 27 Aug 2012 05:50 AM
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  45. Superheroes' secret identities

    Kinda says it all: http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150992696947413&set=a.496252457412.269264.207108197412&type=1&theater

    Started by Elendil's Heir‎, 24 Aug 2012 04:51 PM
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  46. What's everyone reading?

    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. ...

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 25 Mar 2012 02:34 PM
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  47. Raiders of the Lost Ark returning to theaters

    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...

    Started by parzival‎, 19 Aug 2012 01:24 AM
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  48. R.I.P Harry Harrison

    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.

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 16 Aug 2012 10:18 AM
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  49. Strange things you've read

    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...

    Started by Rube E. Tewesday‎, 04 Jun 2012 04:48 PM
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  50. Some thoughts on reading H.P. Lovecraft

    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...

    Started by Rube E. Tewesday‎, 11 Apr 2012 10:21 AM
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    09 Aug 2012 03:41 PM Go to last post

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