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Reruns, boredom, Saved by the Hobbit

Post by Losfer Words » Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:15 pm

After doing the Bruce Springsteen "57 channels and there's nothing on" remote control flip through (don't worry I stopped short of the elvis line in that song)

I dusted off a copy of the Hobbit and started re-reading it.
Unfortunately, I am almost finished with it.

I may have to resort to dusting off the VHS of Conan The Barbarian or Bruce Campbell VS. The Army of Darkness (Evil Dead III).
(I'll take cheesy over tv reruns any day)
On a crystal morning I can see the dewdrops falling
Down from a gleaming heaven, I can hear the voices calling
When you comin' home now, son, this world is not for you

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Post by Bnielsen » Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:11 pm

HA! I love Army of Darkness! Second most quoteable movie ever behing Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
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Post by Geophysicist » Sat Jul 28, 2007 10:27 am

Hail to the king, baby!
If I hadn't believed it, I wouldn't have seen it.
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Post by Losfer Words » Sat Jul 28, 2007 4:22 pm

Bnielsen wrote:HA! I love Army of Darkness! Second most quoteable movie ever behing Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Definitely :D, err "it's definitely an "N" word! "
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106308/quotes
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Post by FredProgGH » Sat Jul 28, 2007 6:20 pm

First Prize:

"I've got news for you pal, the only thing you're leading is Jack and S**t. And Jack left town."

Honorable mention:

"Ok you Primitive Screwheads, listen up! You see this? This... is my boomstick!"

"But what of all those sweet things you said to me in private?"
"Aw, that's just what we call pillow talk, baby!"

"Don't touch that please, your primitive intellect wouldn't understand things with alloys and compositions and things with... molecular structures. "



Yep, most quotable non-Python movie ever.
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Post by Bnielsen » Sat Jul 28, 2007 10:15 pm

=) Every time you connect to this one game server I play on, it plays the 'groovy' wave file from Army of Darkness
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Post by gh_ariana » Sat Jul 28, 2007 11:30 pm

Maybe it's just a sissy girl sort of thing, but usually, when I finish reading _The hobbit_ I start reading _The Lord of the Rings_. You might try that. It's a little longer than _The Hobbit_ and a whole lot more interesting than movies filled with nothing but mindless violence. But, like I said, it might just be a girl thing. :P

For that matter, _The Silmarillion_ has lots of wars and killing and gore, especially the section called "Quenta Silmarillion."
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Post by FredProgGH » Sat Jul 28, 2007 11:57 pm

LOTR is pretty awesome, and The Silmarillion too, but as great as Tolkien was I don't remember him ever coming up with anything as genius as a guy with a chainsaw for a hand fighting skeletons.



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Post by Elric » Sun Jul 29, 2007 10:15 am

I will concede that those are great quotes from hilarious if not underated movies, but IMHO, the king of quotables comes from the Mel Brooks era....Blazing Saddles. This movie went beyond all bounds to poke fun at the prejudices that existed then.
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Post by gh_ariana » Sun Jul 29, 2007 3:11 pm

FredProgGH wrote:LOTR is pretty awesome, and The Silmarillion too, but as great as Tolkien was I don't remember him ever coming up with anything as genius as a guy with a chainsaw for a hand fighting skeletons.

:D
Er, well, no he didn't. I suppose if one likes that sort of thing...
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Post by FredProgGH » Sun Jul 29, 2007 4:57 pm

gh_ariana wrote:
Er, well, no he didn't. I suppose if one likes that sort of thing...
Like it's possible not to like that sort of thing 8)
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Post by gh_ariana » Sun Jul 29, 2007 5:20 pm

FredProgGH wrote:
gh_ariana wrote:
Er, well, no he didn't. I suppose if one likes that sort of thing...
Like it's possible not to like that sort of thing 8)
Well, not to disappoint you, but I don't. Don't like slasher movies, don't like horror movies or books/stories, with the possible exception of _Dracula_, don't like matterial that glorifies or laughs at violence. Sorry if I seem like a bit of a drip, but I do not find gratuitous violence entertaining. Even violence portrayed for a serious purpose sometimes distresses me. Violence is not funny. Violence is not cool. Violence should only be portrayed to make a serious point, and then only to the extent necessary to make that point. Mystery, suspense, Ghost stories are all fine, enjoyable genres. But, no hacksaws and chainsaws and such for me, if you don't mind.
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Post by FredProgGH » Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:19 pm

Well, I have a fantastic, lucid and ultimately devastating response to that, but the last thing we need is a flame war revolving around what constitutes an acceptable level of violence in regard to a horde of stop motion skeletons that talk like The Three Stooges.. :D
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Post by Losfer Words » Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:28 am

gh_ariana wrote: start reading _The Lord of the Rings_. You might try that. It's a little longer than ...For that matter, _The Silmarillion
Having reread both of those within the past year for the err, lost track of how many times time, :D it wouldn't be a very entertaining read and a bit too much of a rerun to reread.

What made the Hobbit entertaining is that I haven't reread it nearly 11 years, so some of it felt new again.
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Post by Losfer Words » Mon Jul 30, 2007 6:34 am

FredProgGH wrote:Well, I have a fantastic, lucid and ultimately devastating response to that,

something along the lines of?
They told my lord the way to the Mountain of Power.
They told him to throw down his sword and return to the Earth...
Ha! Time enough for the Earth in the grave. :D
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082198/quotes
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