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The Hobbit in General
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Profile #104
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Originally written by Evnissyen:

Oh, for the love of humanity.

Salmon:
If I'm not mistaken, Jaws was supposed to feed on people's fear of sharks. The "Danger! Danger!" score undercut this basic fear. But... if Spielberg's intention, in making Jaws, was to manipulate people into feeling more fearful of sharks than they already are... then that proves my point. In that sense: Perhaps the score was essential . . . to complete the brainwashing process, right?

Do you even remember the point at this point? If you have the capacity, watch Jaws without the music. See if you feel the upsurge in tension as the movie, and especially the hunt-scene, plays. Because remember, this movie is essentially a ghost story, told around a campfire. It really helps to have off-camera sound effects like twigs snapping and owls hooting in order to create the ambiance that is sought by the director. It's a package, and that tha-thump is part of it. It doesn't pander, it complements and accentuates what exists in the film.

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The Hobbit in General
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Originally written by Clavicle:

Sullust:
Are you kidding? In what way is a soundtrack necessary to encourage a person's emotional response to sharks? Ask anybody you know: Do sharks scare you?

Go ahead, ask me!

No. Sharks don't scare me. They are dependable and reliable, predictably acting on instinct and in tune with their surroundings. Having fished among them, and for them, I can say I don't fear them.
If you have some irrational fear of sharks, then that is your psychological issue, not one of sharks.
I can say that meth-heads scare me. They are irrational, unreliable, and completely unpredictable. Plus, they are much more pervasive in the human world than are sharks.
So, the music did help create that ominous feeling in Jaws, and indeed set up a number of generations to fear sharks. Suckah!

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While We Wait for the Next Chapter in General
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Profile #168
quote:
Originally written by upon mars:

Let's put more pressure on Diki so that he may not finish his story.
Dikiyoba is a GIRL!!!

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While We Wait for the Next Chapter in General
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Profile #162
I think she's home. She recently muttered something about "decent computer" and "about bloody time I can play A5."

So, keep holding your collective breath.

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What will scare the heck out of McCain in General
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Clavicle - Attacks of a personal nature are frowned upon on this site. Despite my distaste for Clinton and McCain, I would appreciate it if you refrained from using cute, but insulting, nicknames in your attempts to belittle them. It can easily be done with actual argument, and I find the names distracting and they detract from the power of your argument.

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What will scare the heck out of McCain in General
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McCain is the champion of the GOP because he looks like he is harmle...oh. Just like Bush looked and sounded 8 years ago. Except with McCain there is a record of ineptitude... oh.

So, he's more of the same, possibly with better connections in the military and even less acumen in the diplomatic arena. I imagine he would have a former military man as SoS. As far as his spending cuts, yeah they would be the type that actually screw over the most citizens possible. But, he would have tax cuts, so that's great! More of the same borrow and spend fiscal conservatives which got us into this debt ridden mess.

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Deathmatch Tournament - Round Three in General
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OMG! Suddenly I love bacon. How did you do that?

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What will scare the heck out of McCain in General
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For what it's worth, this country is a republic, not a democracy. You won't find it referenced in the Declaration or Constitution as a democracy, it is just a system of governing that has congealed over the life of the country.

At this point, there are two powerful camps, each representing 10% of the populace. The other 80% has to pick one or the other. That is the failing of the two party system that favors party over participation. As to how to fix it, there are a good dozen suggestions in front of at least the DNC for their August meeting. I hope they pick the one which moves to 6 regional primary dates. That will provide a more sane experience for both the candidates and the voters. As to the question of participation, I believe it should be an open primary, with an opportunity for all to vote, regardless of party affiliation. Only thing is you only get to vote one ballot.

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Deathmatch Tournament -- Round Two, Part Two in General
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Profile #97
I'm astonished.

And I would like to point out that my preferred forestry tool is the chainsaw, but in a pinch I would use the feller-buncher for a quicker cut. This isn't to say that an articulated grapple skidder is the wrong tool, as it certainly worked.

Student, you were a stalwart foe, and I will do my best to prove worthy of your support.

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What will scare the heck out of McCain in General
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Originally written by madrigan:

All large democratic systems have political parties, because people naturally organize themselves to work towards a common goal -- even if that goal is fairly ambiguous as in the case of our very large parties in the U.S. Each party needs to choose a candidate, therefore, there will be a primary system. If we didn't have the parties, we could have dozens or hundreds of candidates for president, each with a tiny constituency. No candidate could receive enough votes to confer legitimacy. But that would never happen anyway unless we banned parties, which of course would be a bad idea.

I would change the system, though. The current primary system is incredibly unfair and inefficient. People in every state should vote on the same day, or days, in April or May. You count the votes and there's your nominee.

Who is talking about banning parties? All I want to see is the primary system changed so that we have the option in the general election to vote for the best candidate for the job. The current system elects a polarized candidate. You say a lot of stuff about things, but the effect is lost on me, sorry.

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SPAM in General
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Profile #114
It may surprise people to understand that it is nigh impossible to wax eloquent about SPAM. That futility, exercised, is part of the charm of the General subforum, and the forums in general.

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Alorael Facts in General
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He only shoots pederasts. Or pedestrians. I forget which. Or if that is even true.

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The Hobbit in General
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For the record, most of Arrested Development does require prompting to let the audience know it is actually okay to laugh at certain things which would otherwise be off limits. Like the **** and the **** * ******* and when *** censored ***** *****.

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The Hobbit in General
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Profile #55
quote:
Originally written by Ephesos:

That is, it's hard to make something like that last on network tv (see Arrested Development) and to maintain that same level of excellence (one could argue that SNL fits here).
Rita
Ann and George Oscar Bluth
Heck, George Oscar Bluth
the seal
the hand
the surrogate

That was a decent show.

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The Hobbit in General
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I dunno though. Can't a soundtrack, properly executed, augment, rather than supplement, the film? As far as the idea that there was a golden age of film, I cry fowl. Yes, DUCK! Because there were a whole slew of crappy, maudlin films that had overbearing soundtracks. Sure, one or two a year were decent, but that is the same as today. Only a percent or two are good stuff, and those are rarely big-budget stuffs. It just hurts to see a person take a position on soundtracks that is essentially indefensible. Sure, most of them are bad, and cover up flaws in the direction, writing, or acting, but sometimes that isn't the case. So it isn't the soundtracks that are bad, it is the decisions made that are bad. Like, after spending 5 million dollars, why do they keep spending more to bring a crappy movie to the cinema, when it would demonstrate integrity to just wave a magnet over it?

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SPAM in General
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Profile #110
There is nothing fresher, or tastier, than sashimi on the boat.

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The Hobbit in General
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Profile #47
Imagine Feynman on DVD. That would have been awesome. I think they have some of his stuff in Portland at the Wanderers club. I should check it out sometime.

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The Hobbit in General
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Profile #45
I like oral storytelling, as it uses the imagination of both the teller and the listener, and creates something unique and bigger than either one on their own. Unfortunately, the best oral stories wouldn't translate well to the big screen. Perhaps on the radio, but that lacks the interpersonal interaction.

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Heh. Actually, I was just saying that real Aryans would spend more time blathering about things other than their insanity. You know, more like stuff about how superior they are and things of that nature. So yeah, you nailed me on that one.

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Profile #94
quote:
Originally written by Slarty:

I thought I remembered you saying something that might have qualified you otherwise. But I could be wrong.
It may have been him blathering on about being insane.

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Profile #89
Mmm chicken tastes especially good when has been raised in a 14"x9"x14" cage for its entire life.

That's why I eat crappy chicken, raised on local farms without any of those glorious amenities.

It may cost a few cents more, but buy free-range products. It's good for you, good for the dead (and delicious) animal, and good for the environment.

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Important Message About Board Upgrade in General
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Maybe Aran just knows you are special.

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Gender and RPGs in General
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Agreed on the "audience in a can." I also miss a lot of episodes of this show because at 8pm I'm still off doing stuff. I'm part of that segment of society that doesn't automatically turn on the tv at a certain time. And I never remember until about 25 minutes into a show that I want to see it.

Thanks goodness for Netflix and DVD releases. Plus, no commercials!

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Gender and RPGs in General
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Profile #56
quote:
Originally written by Randomizer:

physicists aren't allow microwave ovens
I find it difficult to argue that. I mean, I probably shouldn't be allowed one either. Or maybe I just shouldn't use the one with the cracked door. :eek:

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What will scare the heck out of McCain in General
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Maybe someday we can move away from a system of primary elections that favor party over participation.

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