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  1. Post Your Desert Island Author!

    For the rest of your long, solitary life (there's food aplenty on this island, and you're the apex predator), you have only the written catalog of a single author to keep you company. Whose work do you take? For the purposes of this thread, books...

    Started by OneCentStamp‎, 19 Mar 2010 02:17 PM
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    20 Mar 2010 11:11 PM Go to last post
  2. Cult Movies!

    Simple enough, really: I want you to name the first three cult movies that come to your mind, or the three you most want to think about.

    Started by OtakuLoki‎, 18 Mar 2010 11:43 PM
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    19 Mar 2010 12:18 PM Go to last post
  3. Poll Poll: Forrest Gump

    Time to poll and we'll keep this one secret. There is a lot of hate for this movie on this board, me I love it. So rate it on a scale from 1 to 10 like the IMDB.

    Started by What Exit?‎, 05 Mar 2010 11:46 AM
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    17 Mar 2010 05:32 PM Go to last post
  4. FX's Justified--going to watch?

    Last night while at the bar, something on the muted television caught my attention. It was the always sexy Timothy Olyphant, and he looked like this. And this And I got a girl boner. I had never even heard of this show before, but...

    Started by pepperlandgirl‎, 06 Mar 2010 12:45 PM
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    17 Mar 2010 10:03 AM Go to last post
  5. What non-fantasy-series characters would do best against Buffyverse vamps?

    For purposes of this thread, science fiction counts as fantasy, and so do comic books; I also think we should restrict ourselves to action/mystery/detective series. It's obvious that neither Superman nor Odo is going to be bothered by a Buffyverse...

    Started by Skald the Rhymer‎, 12 Mar 2010 12:08 PM
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    17 Mar 2010 08:59 AM Go to last post
  6. ST: TOS; The City on the Edge of Forever Ep#28

    A real gem. A true classic. An award winning show (a Hugo in 1968). Myriad plot twists, solid characterizations, intriguing and plausible alternative world. Fast paced, but packed with human touches--nothing is sacrificed just to move the plot along...

    Started by eleanorigby‎, 07 Mar 2010 02:18 PM
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    14 Mar 2010 11:20 PM Go to last post
  7. Your "desert island" albums.

    I don't remember seeing this here before. But the idea is that you're stuck on a desert island and you only have five albums to listen to for the rest of your life. What would they be? Mine: 1) Björk - Vespertine 2) XTC - Skylarking 3)...

    Started by Taumpy‎, 10 Sep 2009 10:24 PM
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    13 Mar 2010 12:07 AM Go to last post
  8. Laura Prepon looks like a hot mess.

    I saw her on House this week, and I see that she's continuing that blonde thing she started in the later seasons of That 70s Show. For the love of god, why hasn't anybody stopped her? In the early seasons of That 70s Show, she was cute in a...

    Started by OneCentStamp‎, 10 Mar 2010 10:12 AM
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    12 Mar 2010 03:23 PM Go to last post
  9. Christopher Lee is fucking boss

    Started by Myrnalene‎, 05 Mar 2010 06:12 PM
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    11 Mar 2010 11:47 AM Go to last post
  10. Favorite kid's books

    The 'Where the Wild Things Are' post got me thinking on this. What were your favorite books as a wee one? If you have kids, what were/are your favorite books to read to them? When I was little (4-6) my favorite favorite book ever was Tacky the...

    Started by RabbitMage‎, 21 Oct 2009 02:59 AM
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    11 Mar 2010 08:35 AM Go to last post
  11. YouTube recommends...

    It used to be that YouTube would just recommend stuff without telling you why, but now it links each recommended video with something you watched. And if I was watching Nick Cave videos last night and it suggests an interview with him, that makes...

    Started by Zuul‎, 06 Mar 2010 05:54 PM
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    10 Mar 2010 06:46 PM Go to last post
  12. Corey Haim dead at 38

    I'm afraid my first words upon seeing this headline were, "Well, that's not a surprise." Even less of a surprise is that it was apparently of an overdose. Story here.

    Started by Zuul‎, 10 Mar 2010 09:37 AM
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    10 Mar 2010 10:40 AM Go to last post
  13. Alice in Wonderland

    Is anyone buying what Tim Burton is selling anymore? Starring Johnny Depp, check. Co-starring Helena Bonham-Carter, check. Music by Danny Elfman, check. Tim Burton? Do something else for a change, or give it a rest. And why did they make...

    Started by Myrnalene‎, 19 Feb 2010 12:40 PM
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    09 Mar 2010 07:17 PM Go to last post
  14. Freaks and Geeks thread.

    I'm watching it on DVD from Netflix on the recommendation of many in chat. I'm mixed so far, I like it but do not love it. So I decided to start a thread. Mostly this is for all to talk about the show and what they loved about it but I will also...

    Started by What Exit?‎, 07 Mar 2010 10:37 AM
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    09 Mar 2010 05:14 PM Go to last post
  15. Actors Who Got Better With Age

    Max Casella was an odd looking young boy on Doogie Howser He looks great today!

    Started by jali‎, 20 Feb 2010 09:10 PM
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    09 Mar 2010 04:15 PM Go to last post
  16. Anyone watching Hoarders?

    I didn't watch the first season, but I caught the season premiere and a rerun of the series premiere. Not sure what to even say about it except that it's weirdly compelling and fascinating, no matter how gross it is. And it is gross...in the...

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 02 Dec 2009 02:47 PM
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    09 Mar 2010 01:01 PM Go to last post
  17. Omnibus Oscar Blab Thread

    So...Steve Martin and Alec Baldwin were actually pretty funny. They were about 100 times less painful than I expected. Still, when Neil Patrick Harris was doing his song-and-dance number, I found myself saying, "Geez, why don't they just let him...

    Started by OneCentStamp‎, 08 Mar 2010 11:31 AM
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    09 Mar 2010 10:01 AM Go to last post
  18. Poll Poll: Gin!!!

    I, myself, love it. I like the old school dry gins like Gordon's and Gilbey's. I like the new school user friendly ones like Bombay Sapphire and Tanqueray Rangpur. I love a well-made martini. Hell, I like an indifferently made martini. I like...

    Started by OneCentStamp‎, 05 Mar 2010 09:59 PM
    • Replies: 25
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    07 Mar 2010 07:30 PM Go to last post
  19. All new "songs that make you cry" thread.

    I'm sure we've got one of these threads lying about but anyway... xRg6X1sHBt4 kCYO4PoHPT0 9ZmqbcBsTAw There's loads more but you first.

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 02 Feb 2010 09:27 PM
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    07 Mar 2010 03:22 PM Go to last post
  20. RIP Mark Linkous

    Mark Linkous, of the band Sparklehorse, committed suicide yesterday. :( http://www.nme.com/news/sparklehorse/50109 I dunno how popular he was but albums such as "It's A Wonderful Life" have been mainstays of my life. It's a beautiful album and...

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 07 Mar 2010 08:57 AM
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    07 Mar 2010 11:03 AM Go to last post
  21. Scenes edited out when originally broadcast.

    Numerous times shows have been cut for television. It seems to happen more regularly with regard to British television than Irish television, anyway below are a number of clips that were removed when these shows were broadcast on this side of the...

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 04 Mar 2010 02:36 PM
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    07 Mar 2010 03:48 AM Go to last post
  22. Edgar Allan Poe and the Mystery of the Murderous Lamp

    And the raven, never flitting, still is sitting, still is sitting On the pallid bust of Pallas just above my chamber door; And his eyes have all the seeming of a demon's that is dreaming, And the lamp-light o'er him streaming throws his shadow on...

    Started by terrifel‎, 04 Mar 2010 09:33 PM
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    05 Mar 2010 03:38 PM Go to last post
  23. What's your current favourite website?

    Apart from this one of course. :smug: At the minute, thanks to jackelope on SDMB mine is Futility Closet.

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 04 Mar 2010 12:20 PM
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    04 Mar 2010 05:55 PM Go to last post
  24. Let's post terrifying commercials

    Here's an old Smokey the Bear commercial that seems designed to instill pantswetting terror in children. I just watched it again to link it here and even knowing what was coming, I still jumped / screamed. Here is a genuinely disturbing AIDS...

    Started by Myrnalene‎, 06 Sep 2009 05:41 PM
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    04 Mar 2010 02:14 PM Go to last post
  25. Poll Poll: Desert Island Musical Gotta Pick One

    Okay...this will be the sole source of tunes for you...forever! :madsci: Pick now, and enjoy the bananas, coconuts and salt water.

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 04 Mar 2010 12:02 PM
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    04 Mar 2010 01:16 PM Go to last post
  26. The Big Bang Theory

    I've been loving this show since the first episode, and have found in chat that a few others here are watching it. I thought I'd start a thread to discuss...one long thread, vs. a new one for each episode. A few things I love about the show in...

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 29 Dec 2009 03:06 PM
    • Replies: 23
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    03 Mar 2010 05:33 PM Go to last post
  27. Great music moments in film

    I don't necessarily mean musicals (although the title sequence for Singin' in the Rain is one of the most jubilant moments on film). My picks? Easy Rider - Jack, Peter and Dennis driving through the great Southwest to the tune of The Band's "The...

    Started by Myrnalene‎, 20 May 2009 09:24 AM
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    02 Mar 2010 12:52 PM Go to last post
  28. Stock plots and lessons in children's TV

    This morning it so happened that I watched half an episode of Roary the Racing Car, a kind of Thomas the Tank Engine/Cars hybrid, over breakfast. Anyway a major lesson of today's episode was that if you are overburdened you should admit it and...

    Started by Feirefiz‎, 15 Feb 2010 05:56 AM
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    02 Mar 2010 06:49 AM Go to last post
  29. ST: TOS; The Alternative Factor, Ep #27

    Not one of my favs. I find Lazarus tedious and his ever-changing beard distracting and annoying. Then again, the premise is intriguing--two entities caught in an endless battle to preserve both universes. Is it fair that they should pay the price?...

    Started by eleanorigby‎, 28 Feb 2010 08:34 PM
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    01 Mar 2010 08:21 PM Go to last post
  30. Songs you can't believe they got past the censors.

    Every time I hear Squeezebox by The Who, I think to myself, "doesn't the radio station realize how dirty this song is?! How can they play it on the radio, for God and my grandma to hear? Of course, the key dirty lyric is: She goes in and...

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 12 Feb 2010 04:52 PM
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    01 Mar 2010 05:44 AM Go to last post
  31. Hammer Horror

    From talking to Fellophantians it seems there are at least a few fans of these luscious, sexy, campy horror films. For those who don't know - Hammer Film Productions was a British film studio that from the late 1950s to the 1970s turned out Gothic...

    Started by Myrnalene‎, 18 Feb 2010 01:44 PM
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    28 Feb 2010 12:42 PM Go to last post
  32. "The" Movie Pet Peeve

    I am an avid movie watcher. I pretty much go see any movie in the theater, even if it ends up being a bad movie, and the most baffling thing to my friends; even if I KNOW its going to be a bad movie. As such, I've developed a list of cinematic pet...

    Started by AndrewRyan‎, 27 Feb 2010 05:17 PM
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    27 Feb 2010 09:39 PM Go to last post
  33. Questions on Twilight. (contains spoilers)

    Can someone tell me a little more about these shiny vampires and werewolves please? From what I have picked up, I am beginning to think that these new vamps and lycanthropes have taken on some of the ancient attributes of the Faerie or Sidhe. ...

    Started by What Exit?‎, 24 Feb 2010 10:41 AM
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  34. So I'm popping over to the universal library for a bit. Anybody want me to bring anything back?

    I have, of course, long since foresworn all my super-villainous ambitions, and anyone who says different is begging for a beating from the flying monkeys. Nonetheless, a series of misunderstands makes it needful that I temporarily relocate to...

    Started by Skald the Rhymer‎, 24 Feb 2010 01:22 PM
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    26 Feb 2010 11:04 PM Go to last post
  35. Who is going to be Curly?

    I was looking at Scorsese's IMDB, and noticed he had a movie called Silence in development. It looks really interesting, it's going to star Benicio Del Toro, and I can't wait to see it. I was reading the comments, and somebody said they saw an...

    Started by pepperlandgirl‎, 26 Feb 2010 01:38 AM
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    26 Feb 2010 12:46 PM Go to last post
  36. Dungeons & Treasures anyone?

    Dungeons & Treasures A web-based CRPG, free of charge. The game is limited to one small dungeon each day, which you can finish in maybe 20 minutes once you're familiar with the game. I have played it for 6 days and an equal number of dungeons,...

    Started by kk fusion‎, 26 Feb 2010 11:18 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    26 Feb 2010 11:57 AM Go to last post
  37. Actors/Writers that got worse with Age: A companion thread.

    Actors Who Got Better With Age I will put up Robert DeNiro. He was a great actor that started phoning it in years ago. In a similiar vein, John Hughes had an incredible run as a Writer, Director and Producer but either burnt out or got...

    Started by What Exit?‎, 22 Feb 2010 12:03 PM
    • Replies: 12
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    26 Feb 2010 11:11 AM Go to last post
  38. Minor mysteries that distract you in films

    So, in one of my favorite movies, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (well, there is no accounting for taste), there is a throw away line where Charlie's boss Mr. Chopek asks Charlie to pass his regards to Charlie's Grandpa Joe. Now, Grandpa Joe...

    Started by Myrnalene‎, 07 Mar 2009 11:38 AM
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    26 Feb 2010 10:51 AM Go to last post
  39. Movies are a waste of time: Discuss

    Sure there are some great movies, I'm not denying it but the vastest majority of the films shown in cinemas are garbage. You often hear people espousing such drivel with "oh leave your brain at the door and enjoy it". Well it just so happens that...

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 23 Feb 2010 09:07 PM
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    25 Feb 2010 08:43 PM Go to last post
  40. Minority Portrayals in Films

    We were talking about Breakfast at Tiffany's the other day and Fenris mentioned Mickey Rooney's role as the Japanese janitor. No matter what you think of the rest of the film, the scenes with this character bring it to a screeching jaw-dropping...

    Started by Myrnalene‎, 05 Sep 2009 08:49 PM
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    25 Feb 2010 05:05 PM Go to last post
  41. ST:TOS; Errand of Mercy

    I find this to be one of the most thought provoking episodes on first viewing. It really can make you question your worldview. Great script, great acting. But does anyone else think that the Head Klingon looks like the Grinch? I like that Kirk...

    Started by eleanorigby‎, 23 Feb 2010 10:04 AM
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    24 Feb 2010 10:24 AM Go to last post
  42. What was the last book, new or used, that you bought? Have you read it yet?

    The last new book I bought was Pat Conroy's latest novel, South of Broad, early this month. Haven't read it yet; I'm waiting for a long weekend. The last book I bought, period, was last week; the book was The Mind's Eye by Douglas Hofstadter. ...

    Started by Skald the Rhymer‎, 22 Feb 2010 06:41 PM
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    24 Feb 2010 12:57 AM Go to last post
  43. Has Anyone Seen Teeth?

    For reasons that I knew were bad at the time, last night I did a little Googling for the phrase "vagina dentata." Obviously much of the search results for that was nightmare fodder or worse. But one thing that came up, as well, as the mention of...

    Started by OtakuLoki‎, 22 Feb 2010 11:28 AM
    • Replies: 4
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    23 Feb 2010 11:38 AM Go to last post
  44. Famous things you know OF but you've never seen/read/heard/whatever

    Myrnalene posted about the song "Lola" by the Kinks in some other thread, and it occurred to me that while I've heard of that song, I've never heard it. Which got me thinking about other songs that are famous but that I've never heard. The two that...

    Started by Exy‎, 14 Feb 2010 05:23 PM
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    22 Feb 2010 06:10 PM Go to last post
  45. Every single word of this (song, story, etc) is bullshit. I still love it

    Have you ever listened to a song, read a story, or watched a drama and walked away with conflicting emotional & intellectual reactions? Well, then this is the thread for you. Recently I happened to come across a song I remember from the 80s:...

    Started by Skald the Rhymer‎, 20 Feb 2010 04:41 PM
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    22 Feb 2010 11:12 AM Go to last post
  46. The Wolfman (open spoilers)

    Well, I liked it, and it was pretty bad. I knew it would be, of course. I was absolutely certain when the release date kept getting pushed back, from Halloween all the way to Chinese New Year. But it would have been a safe bet anyway, simply...

    Started by terrifel‎, 13 Feb 2010 07:23 PM
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    21 Feb 2010 07:05 PM Go to last post
  47. Seinfeld fans, presenting, the worst thing ever.

    http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=6785278870496324219 :smug::drunk::???::sad:

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 29 Dec 2009 01:38 PM
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    21 Feb 2010 12:53 AM Go to last post
  48. ST:TOS; The Devil in the Dark

    Shatner's favorite episode. One of mine as well. Sad to think that during the filming of this, Shatner's father died suddenly in Florida. Tightly plotted, good social commentary, some humor. But I will say that boy, o boy, were "special...

    Started by eleanorigby‎, 14 Feb 2010 07:59 PM
    • Replies: 22
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    20 Feb 2010 03:19 PM Go to last post
  49. Great unconventional characters in children's TV

    A few days ago I started a thread on cliches in children's TV. In a way this thread is about the opposite: Great memorable and original characters. Let me introduce you to Bernd das Brot (Bernd the Bread). He is a depressive tin loaf from...

    Started by Feirefiz‎, 18 Feb 2010 05:50 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    18 Feb 2010 08:30 PM Go to last post
  50. Check my music channel.

    click the arrow on "Station playing" and go down to cj's mix n mash I'm just checking if this link works for other users. You are welcome to comment on my tastes if it does tho'.

    Started by ivan astikov‎, 17 Feb 2010 11:42 AM
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    18 Feb 2010 05:21 PM Go to last post

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