November 26, 2001 at 2:29 am #66385
K7 Rides AgainParticipant
Bob’s post made me think of this.
Seems like many movies today are all about action and computer made additions. The effects are sweet, but the stories are really lacking. As long as the explosions are big, and the effects are cool, who cares about the story?
This is why all the Star Wars movies are so great. Lots of action and effects, but there is also a spectacular and complex story line to go with it all. When it’s all said and done, it’s going to take six movies to explain the entire Star War’s story. Talk about drawing the big picture. I think that’s pretty impressive.
[ November 26, 2001: Message edited by: kurticus7 ]
[ November 26, 2001: Message edited by: kurticus7 ]</p>November 26, 2001 at 2:52 am #66386
<blockquote><font>quoteQuote:You make them feel well , sometimes for teh first time in their life , and that inner beauty that comes out can really give ya peace .
Hence the theory that ugly people (or the socially stunted, or the overall underpriveleged) are better in bed. We overcompensate…or do we? [img]images/smiles/icon_smile.gif[/img]
<blockquote><font>quote:</font><hr> Hey Rosa,
did my second attempt at explaining the "middle"
make any sense at all. <hr></blockquote>
Hey Mat, I understand what you’ve been saying. I guess I neither agree nor disagree; it’s just too hard for me to visualize my music using those kinds of measurements. I do see what you’re saying though. [img]images/smiles/icon_wink.gif[/img]
<blockquote><font>quoteQuote:Children don’t have parents and family anymore , they are more impressioned by what they see in pop culture .
You’re so right on, Tone. Every day I find a good reason to raise my kids (if I ever have any) without tv. I mean, I really believe that part of being a parent is educating your children, rather than shielding them, so that they can objectively consider the world & make up their own minds about things. But god, sometimes I’m really mortified by the stuff being shown on tv.
I panic when I think about raising a kid, and lately I’m leaning far far away from the idea! I turned on The Sopranos one night because I wanted to see what all the hype was about, and the first thing I saw was a graphic scene of a woman being raped. And even basic station programming, all the cop shows and shit, is so incredibly violent and vulgar and shallow.
I walked through the junior’s department at Macy’s recently, and it was all skimpy halter tops and ass-tight pants. It kinda made me sick to my stomach.
Maybe this war we’re in will make people reconsider their obsession with death and sex.
But back to the original issue of celebrity…I think it would be difficult to actually BE one precisely because of what it has come to represent. When I think celebrity, I think red carpet, expensive clothes, plastic surgery, boring talk shows. It’s no longer about your talent or the quality of your art, and that’s gotta be sad if you become a famous actor/musician. To know that people just want to know what you’re wearing this week, and who you’re sleeping with. I can see why people get fed up with the paparazzi, and the fame in general. In no other profession are the successful so hunted, dehumanized, and obsessed over. I imagine it would be quite difficult to maintain your sanity, much less your identity irrespective of your career.
And finally, is anyone familiar with the Vonnegut story I mentioned earlier?
RosaNovember 26, 2001 at 4:10 am #66387
I’m not sure which Vonnegut story that is but is it from Welcome to the Monkey House? because I’m going to pick up that book tommorow, If you figure out the story tell me.November 26, 2001 at 3:36 pm #66388
RE: Vonnegut book
I’ve read that one. It’s "time crisis" I think.November 27, 2001 at 8:19 am #66389
<blockquote><font>quoteQuote:Frankly , it was her beauty that made her fragile , kinda like too soft to touch you know .
That’s funny; I hear a lot of my guy friends say that about the pretty girls.
I think that we ugly girls (or at least, those of us who were repeatedly accused of being ugly throughout childhood) are stronger in character. But I’m generalizing. People who go through crap like that as a kid; well, some of them become serial killers, & others choose to let it make them more sympathetic and compassionate people.
I myself find that I’m not as intimidated by good looking people as I am by really smart people. Really smart guys make my knees shake. It’s a mixed blessing.
Now, where’s that horny remover…
RosaNovember 27, 2001 at 4:28 pm #66390
<blockquote><font>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by kerb-dogma:
Jaron , I must say yer grammar IS going downhill . What is up with that . I had to read a couple of yer questions a few times just to get em… [img]images/smiles/icon_wink.gif[/img]
TH3N B4C|< 2 733+ GR4MM38 I7 SI 4 M3H!!!1November 27, 2001 at 10:00 pm #66391
<blockquote><font>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by rosa:
<strong>There’s this story that Kurt Vonnegut wrote, a futursitic tale where all the ordinary citizens wear special headsets that keep their brains at a steady, mediocre level of intelligence. They are controlled by a small group of people who live, headset-free, in a big compound, having forfeited their former lives so that they could be in charge. Whorehouses are replaced by Thought houses; instead of paying for sex, you pay a girl to play chess with you and read great texts on philosophy.
Anyone remember the name of that? It escapes me at the moment.
I just borrowed "Welcome to the Monkey House" from the library and The first story in it "Harrison Bergeron" is a lot like the on eyou mentioned but not exactly the same (There was no though houses). It’s the year 2081 and the 211, 212, and 213 amendments have been passed so no one can be more attractive, more strong/quick, or smarter than anyone else. Smart people have to wear devices on their ears that give a blast of noise every 20 seconds to interupt their train of though. Strong people have to wear a bag of weight around their necks and goodlooking people have to wear masks or rubber noses, shave their eyebrows, and wear black tooth caps. It’s really ridicoulous, disturbing, and funny.November 27, 2001 at 11:17 pm #66392
ugh…this discussion is without a doubt the biggest borefest i’ve ever encountered.
worst thread…ever.November 28, 2001 at 1:06 am #66393
looks like a new indie short was made for harrison bergeron. There was a made for TV movie too a few years ago but I haven’t seen either.http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/6303801919/qid%3D1006920157/ref%3Dsr%5F11%5F0%5F1/002-6459032-9532035″>http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/ … 32-9532035
I bet the movie is pretty bad since the story was only like 6 pages long.November 28, 2001 at 1:37 am #66394
Hey bob & Jaron,
Harrison Bergeron sounds about right. I caught the movie on tv (not sure which one; didn’t know there were 2) maybe a year ago or so.
Thanks so much for your help.
RosaNovember 28, 2001 at 4:10 pm #66395
<blockquote><font>quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by The Dude:
<strong>ugh…this discussion is without a doubt the biggest borefest i’ve ever encountered.
Well, Dude, I guess we all have our own opinions.November 29, 2001 at 10:19 pm #66396
jaron: "well, dude, a blippity-bloppity-boo. chippity-choo. hippity-bippity-shmoo."
me: yeah, well if you say so, but that still doesn’t solve the major suckage problem that’s engulffed this thread.November 29, 2001 at 10:40 pm #66397
In all politeness, all the people who complain that the boards are "dead" or that they "suck" should create their own threads. Why wait for someone else to post something you find worthy of a response? No need to attack those of us who are enjoying ourselves. It’s kinda insulting.
rosaNovember 30, 2001 at 12:43 am #66398
Hey, let’s not fry the guy or give him a 1st amendment speech, he has just as much right to complain as i do to be obnoxious.
Wait, that didn’t come out right.November 30, 2001 at 9:21 pm #66399
**the dude mimicking a wanking motion** (i think we need an emoticon illustrating this action, btw)
ok, in the two posts i’ve left on this thread, i do not recall rebuking anyone’s first amendment rights in the slightest. i was merely partaking in the said priviledge and expressing my opinion, which is that this discussion is the most monumental borefest…ever. i didn’t tell you to cease and desist, did i? well ok, then.
and you people need to realize that oppositions are what make message board interaction fun and interesting. when everyone tip-toes around on egg shells, fearful of disturbing anyone with conflicting opinions, this place becomes a total douchefest.
and tom, can you please refresh my memory regarding the "…most uncalled for rebuke." i sent you, as i don’t recall that at all.
i’d also like to add that the bears are still a bunch of turd burglering butt pirates. i hope that wasn’t too imature.
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