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  1. 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 03:20 PM
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  2. 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 04:50 AM
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  3. 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 03:51 PM
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  4. 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 01:34 PM
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  5. 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 12:24 AM
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    21 Aug 2012 12:01 PM Go to last post
  6. 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 09:18 AM
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  7. 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 03:48 PM
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    16 Aug 2012 10:23 PM Go to last post
  8. 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 09:21 AM
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  9. Seinfeld puffy shirt ends up in Smithsonian

    Not news, but I just learned about it: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A61463-2004Nov18.html http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/object.cfm?key=35&objkey=9040 "But I don't wanna be a pirate...!"

    Started by Elendil's Heir‎, 08 Aug 2012 04:43 PM
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  10. Orual's Big Summer Movie Thread

    Because I want a place to ramble on about the movies I see. :dumbo::hist::dumbo: I believe we all know the awesomeness of The Avengers, so instead I will start with ...

    Started by Orual‎, 06 Jun 2012 01:48 PM
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  11. The Hunger Games films

    Fye5Nwe4qeI Marsilia got me hooked on the Hunger Game series of books and now the first of the movies is coming out this spring. I'm geekily excited about it, because sci-fi with a strong, young female lead isn't exactly a plentiful genre.

    Started by Zuul‎, 14 Nov 2011 12:08 PM
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  12. 'The Hobbit' now requires as many movies as the entirety of LOTR

    This is fucking ridiculous. Making The Hobbit into 2 movies was already a stretch; this is just an insulting, transparent money-grab.

    Started by Orual‎, 30 Jul 2012 03:23 PM
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  13. Songs For Summer!!

    We in these isles have been having lovely summery weather the last few days. Here's a thread for summery tunes. K_MUOIVNsfw U6tV11acSRk BJRbvgJhR-U

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 25 May 2012 07:12 PM
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  14. 50+ and still hott

    Who's old enough to join the AARP and still turns your crank? I'll start this thread off with Mark Harmon, who still looks great: Yes, I would still do you, Mark. In fact, I'd probably pick you over Michael Weatherly.

    Started by Exy‎, 06 May 2010 11:42 PM
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  15. Favorite genre TV show

    I was just pondering restarting the Star Trek TOS discussions we had going on for a while here--possibly starting over at the beginning and doing them in chronological order--and that got me thinking about genre TV in general. I know we've discussed...

    Started by Zuul‎, 05 Jul 2012 10:09 PM
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  16. DC Comic Character outed

    As part of the new 52 reboot series for DC Comics, it was noted that one of the major characters would be revealed as being homosexual. The choice of character is Alan Scott, the original Green Lantern... ...who has been twice married with...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 01 Jun 2012 01:19 PM
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  17. Stupid pictures

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 29 May 2012 06:37 PM
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  18. Supernatural, Season 7

    Didn't get around to opening the thread until now, largely because I forgot that tonight is the season premiere. Hmm, maybe a bad sign. Anyway, Castiel's God. What will happen? Can't be anything bad, can it?

    Started by Rube E. Tewesday‎, 23 Sep 2011 09:04 PM
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  19. Life Lessons from Elton John songs

    Every once in a while, I find myself thinking, "Shoulda stayed on the farm, shoulda listened to my old man."

    Started by Rube E. Tewesday‎, 10 May 2012 04:27 PM
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  20. That story device where everything explodes at the end to restore the status quo (spoilers)

    I'm sure there's a questionably witty name for it on TVTropes if I could be bothered to look for it. I just call it "status quo ex machina." It seems to occur with great frequency in cheesy movies and Crichtonesque airport novels: if the main plot...

    Started by terrifel‎, 03 May 2012 07:29 PM
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  21. What the heck is a hufflepuff?

    Well what is one?

    Started by What Exit?‎, 13 Dec 2011 08:39 PM
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    13 May 2012 08:29 PM Go to last post
  22. And the award for most depressing convention of the year goes to...

    http://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/256889/

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 08 May 2012 06:13 PM
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  23. Sorry, Friends...I'll always love you, but you're dated.

    I watched a few episodes in reruns recently, and was surprised how dated it seems. Of course, the clothes are part of it, but I can't put my finger on why it seems worse than other shows of it's era (like Seinfeld). Maybe because it lent so many...

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 07 May 2012 06:48 PM
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  24. Youtube music

    Was there a youtube music thread around here? Am I just blind? Well, anyway, I've been listening to All Songs Considered on MPR and I think I'm in love. Two that they played and I can't get out of my head are 6wcZb80f5VE and 2CZ8ossU4pc ...

    Started by Inner Stickler‎, 16 Apr 2012 10:18 PM
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  25. Album Covers: Love'm or Hate'm? Fun Mello game!

    Love or hate the previous album cover, then post one of your own! Love and hate are your only choices. I will start with this:

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 02 Feb 2012 04:16 PM
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  26. Star Trek London: All 5 captains

    One for all the trekkies out there. It has been confirmed that all 5 Star Trek captains will be appearing at the same time on the same stage along with a host of other famous guests. Looks like it is going to be a big convention.

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 16 Apr 2012 08:38 AM
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  27. One of the Most Bizarre Trailers I've Ever Seen

    It appears to be for a Japanese animated TV series featuring rabbits fighting terrorist lizards called Cat Shit One. If any of our Japanese based Domers would like to explain this, I'd be much obliged.

    Started by Tuckerfan‎, 26 Mar 2009 01:29 AM
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  28. Teenage Alien Ninja Turtles

    Michael Bay, fresh from such great movies as Transformers has decided to completely ruin another part of people's childhoods by making a new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live action movie. Only they wont be Mutants, no - they will be aliens....

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 19 Mar 2012 09:57 AM
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  29. Doonesbury vs Texas

    Garry Trudeau's strip Doonesbury has taken aim at the ruling in Texas that all abortion seekers must have sonogram before they can actually have an abortion in order to make them reconsider. As a result, several newspapers have decided against...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 12 Mar 2012 03:28 PM
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  30. 1984 versus Brave New World

    Here's an interesting letter from Brave New World author Aldous Huxley to George Orwell after the publication of the latter's classic 1984. http://www.lettersofnote.com/2012/03/1984-v-brave-new-world.html

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 06 Mar 2012 11:08 AM
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  31. The Simpsons - 500th Episode

    A landmark of sorts. I thought they'd really go all out with it. Apart from the run through of couch gags at the start it was a fairly straight forward episode. A couple of laughs but I think the show has long since begged to be put out to pasture....

    Started by The Original An Gadaí‎, 21 Feb 2012 08:10 AM
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  32. Give me some faith that Rock & Roll is not dead.

    I saw this today on Youtube and it gave me a glimmer of hope. BxcJxSCwSiY&feature=fvst

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 11 Feb 2012 07:01 PM
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  33. Name an artist that is super successful and respected that you just really don't like.

    Mine's Elton John. He's a talented musician and all, but I just really don't like his stuff. I think most of his hit songs kind of suck, actually. And there are a lot of artists whose music isn't particularly what I'm into, but I can see why...

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 13 Feb 2012 04:51 PM
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  34. Obscure movie recommendations

    Last night my wife and I watched Tucker and Dale vs Evil. It's based on the typical horror movie trope of a bunch of douchey college kids on vacation being slaughtered by psycho hillbillies. Only, in fact the hillbillies are a couple of amiable...

    Started by Rube E. Tewesday‎, 16 Feb 2012 10:45 AM
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  35. Bad movie trailers

    Not trailers for bad movies, but trailers that mismarket movies. Not intentionally, either. Inspired by the Obscure movie rec thread in which I went looking for the trailer for Nobody knows. Link to the trailer:...

    Started by parzival‎, 16 Feb 2012 08:02 PM
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  36. Literature's Most Wanted

    A new blog is taking descriptions of literary characters from the book and creating composite sketches using modern software : http://thecomposites.tumblr.com/ For fun, try and see if you can pick any out of this lineup. If you want to try and...

    Started by parzival‎, 13 Feb 2012 02:19 AM
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  37. Great Voices *Quik E-List*

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 20 Jan 2012 11:40 PM
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  38. Steven Wright Appreciation Thread:

    http://www.wright-house.com/steven-wright/steven-wright-jokes.html Just a few: Right now I'm having amnesia and deja vu at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before. I didn't know it then, but looking back, in hindsight,...

    Started by What Exit?‎, 13 Feb 2012 10:22 PM
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  39. Looking for metaphor for lyrics

    I'm trying to think of some (metaphorical) thing that's irrestistable, impossible to refuse etc, but is actually toxic/ugly/intolerable in some way. I'm sure there's plenty of these things in the world, but I can't think of any... please help! :(

    Started by Trojan Man‎, 13 Feb 2012 01:59 AM
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  40. Reboot or Remake?

    In keeping with the current hollywood tradition of rebooting its franchises for modern audiences instead of remaking them? Which is best for a film? To try and remake the earlier film, the same characters, roughly the same plot and updated for...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 07 Feb 2012 07:00 AM
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  41. Adapting material for children

    I'd originally thought of making this a rant, but on retrospect, I think there's something to be discussed. Last night I was searching on iTunes for versions of "Goodnight, Irene". That's got to be one of the greatest songs of all time....

    Started by Rube E. Tewesday‎, 07 Feb 2012 03:40 PM
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  42. Simon's Cat in "The Box"

    Thank you spitz, this is hilarious and I know several cats that act this way. EKvNqe8cKU4 All your boxes are belong to cats :kitteh:

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 23 Apr 2011 04:05 PM
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  43. Every Presentation Ever - funny video on better communications

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIABo0d9MVE&feature=youtu.be

    Started by Elendil's Heir‎, 26 Jan 2012 10:00 PM
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  44. Debut albums that were instant classics

    Started by Sarahfeena‎, 21 Jan 2012 10:36 PM
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  45. Poll Poll: Geek Alert! Which is the coolest looking Enterprise?

    Had to do it.

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 01 Jan 2012 06:33 PM
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  46. Watching actors act: Best films for great performances by great actors

    What have you got? Please post some movies that include really fabulous, maybe slightly over-the-top efforts by your favorites.

    Started by Oliveloaf‎, 13 Jan 2012 04:32 PM
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  47. Golden Globes 2012

    Its the Golden Globes coming up with your very special host Ricky Gervias, back for a third year. It's going to be packed and I reckon a lot of celebs will be waiting to see who he picks on, and hoping it isn't them. Or if he does, they hope its...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 10 Jan 2012 09:49 AM
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  48. Anglish

    In a way we have come to our homeland’s headtown to call in a draught. When our great folkdom's fathers wrote the haughty words of the Books-of-Rights and the Call for Lonestance, they were underwriting a hight to which every American was to fall...

    Started by Zuul‎, 08 Jul 2011 11:22 AM
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    07 Jan 2012 01:43 PM Go to last post
  49. Does Harry Potter deserve an Oscar?

    As a set of films it has earned an awful lot of money and has delighted kids everywhere over the last decade or so with all eight films. But it has never really been accoladed with any awards for its achievements. Either the acting within them or...

    Started by CatInASuit‎, 04 Jan 2012 10:22 AM
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  50. If H.P. Lovecraft had a Twitter account

    I nearly wet my pants laughing at some of these entries - enjoy! https://twitter.com/#!/ActualPerson084

    Started by Elendil's Heir‎, 28 Dec 2011 03:57 PM
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