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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/18/2013 6:55:08 PM   
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Back from lunch to let the labradors out. Ooo Boy! Still Stalingrad outside. Classic North Dakota, classic.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/18/2013 6:55:50 PM   
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Ta da. Way to get back into tings.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/18/2013 6:58:30 PM   
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...weekend spent watching first season of Breaking Bad tithe...


I started watching Walking Dead this weekend. Not a bad show but it just kills me how these two tactical geniuses just cant seem to figure out that any position needs a perimeter. I know they needed to leave an opening for dramatic moments and all, but sheer stupidity doesnt help me build bonds with characters.


Hear hear...


Went to hang out with some friends yesterday (one of whom is a doctor who seems to have given me a cold. Thats what I get for hanging out with doctors. But I digress...) and was berated for being too literal and picky. My argument is that the writers are either being very lazy or arnt very knowledgeable, neither of which is fair to me as a viewer. If youre a good writer, you can find more creative ways to produce drama than having your characters be idiots.


Maybe you shouldn't have swapped spit..

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/18/2013 7:00:30 PM   
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My argument is that the writers are either being very lazy or arnt very knowledgeable, neither of which is fair to me as a viewer. If youre a good writer, you can find more creative ways to produce drama than having your characters be idiots.


For rank and file cast for mundane issues, I'll cut 'em some slack. If they're professional soldiers, or tactical gurus then I expect a modicum of composure and experiential expertise to go along with the characters. Nothing gets my goat quite as much as "subject matter experts" that are full of **** in their given field.

Case in point, Jurrasic Park. The wildlife veterinarian seems completely baffled about a toxic plant issue in a triceratops at the park. Some Noob "paleobotanist" finds the answer by digging through some triceratops poop while the veterinarian stares on in slack-jawed ignorance. My father in law (retired nuclear physicist) laughed himself silly when the two little dweeb kids hacked the "Unix" mainframe at the park in that movie too. "Doesn't look like any Unix I've ever seen."

I rooted for the velociraptors.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/18/2013 7:01:22 PM   
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Back from lunch to let the labradors out. Ooo Boy! Still Stalingrad outside. Classic North Dakota, classic.


Shanilec, WHO let the dogs out?

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/18/2013 7:03:26 PM   
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One more for Leo....



Oh....so close to a UNP. Yet so far away. Too bad.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/18/2013 7:06:08 PM   
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Hi all,

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IIIIIIIIIIIIIII'm back.
Beginning new job today. Again starting out as part time. However with a blizzard raging outside none of the personel I am to be working with are not in today.
This is the season that many sentences end with `...weather permitting'.


Best wishes!


Leo "Apollo11"

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/18/2013 7:08:22 PM   
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One more for Leo....





I had this same thing last week... one of my users told me that something must be wrong with the system (aka. "Leo's System") because the password is 100% correct...


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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/18/2013 7:09:53 PM   
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ORIGINAL: jeffk3510


quote:

ORIGINAL: Onime No Kyo


quote:

ORIGINAL: Chickenboy


quote:

ORIGINAL: Onime No Kyo


quote:

ORIGINAL: Kwik E Mart

...weekend spent watching first season of Breaking Bad tithe...


I started watching Walking Dead this weekend. Not a bad show but it just kills me how these two tactical geniuses just cant seem to figure out that any position needs a perimeter. I know they needed to leave an opening for dramatic moments and all, but sheer stupidity doesnt help me build bonds with characters.


Hear hear...


Went to hang out with some friends yesterday (one of whom is a doctor who seems to have given me a cold. Thats what I get for hanging out with doctors. But I digress...) and was berated for being too literal and picky. My argument is that the writers are either being very lazy or arnt very knowledgeable, neither of which is fair to me as a viewer. If youre a good writer, you can find more creative ways to produce drama than having your characters be idiots.


Maybe you shouldn't have swapped spit..


She's a lovely lady but I'm fairly certain our respective spouses would have objected to that. I think it has more to do with airborne bacteria.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/18/2013 7:19:12 PM   
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My argument is that the writers are either being very lazy or arnt very knowledgeable, neither of which is fair to me as a viewer. If youre a good writer, you can find more creative ways to produce drama than having your characters be idiots.


For rank and file cast for mundane issues, I'll cut 'em some slack. If they're professional soldiers, or tactical gurus then I expect a modicum of composure and experiential expertise to go along with the characters. Nothing gets my goat quite as much as "subject matter experts" that are full of **** in their given field.

Case in point, Jurrasic Park. The wildlife veterinarian seems completely baffled about a toxic plant issue in a triceratops at the park. Some Noob "paleobotanist" finds the answer by digging through some triceratops poop while the veterinarian stares on in slack-jawed ignorance. My father in law (retired nuclear physicist) laughed himself silly when the two little dweeb kids hacked the "Unix" mainframe at the park in that movie too. "Doesn't look like any Unix I've ever seen."

I rooted for the velociraptors.


To be fair, the two geniuses are cops, although I havent gotten to any part of the show where it may be stated whether either of them is prior service, but it doesnt take a green beret to know that it may be a very good idea to put up at least a token physical impediment around your camp.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/18/2013 7:20:17 PM   
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One more for Leo....



Oh....so close to a UNP. Yet so far away. Too bad.


I'll let the snow bunny have this one as a welcome present.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/18/2013 7:33:05 PM   
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She's a lovely lady but I'm fairly certain our respective spouses would have objected to that. I think it has more to do with airborne bacteria.


Not if you have a cold, it doesn't. They're almost exclusively viral in nature. And you were probably infected before you met your physician buddy-latency on most of these viruse is 3-5 days before the onset of clinical signs.

How do I know that? I read it on a paleobotany site.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/18/2013 7:44:32 PM   
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She's a lovely lady but I'm fairly certain our respective spouses would have objected to that. I think it has more to do with airborne bacteria.


Not if you have a cold, it doesn't. They're almost exclusively viral in nature. And you were probably infected before you met your physician buddy-latency on most of these viruse is 3-5 days before the onset of clinical signs.

How do I know that? I read it on a paleobotany site.


Very possible. The "cold" thing may be a mistake on my part. Whatever it is involves a sore throat, nasal congestion and a generally derpy state (somewhat more so than my usual). But considering that I work at home I have thankfully few opportunities to be exposed to bacilli.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/18/2013 7:54:56 PM   
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My argument is that the writers are either being very lazy or arnt very knowledgeable, neither of which is fair to me as a viewer. If youre a good writer, you can find more creative ways to produce drama than having your characters be idiots.


For rank and file cast for mundane issues, I'll cut 'em some slack. If they're professional soldiers, or tactical gurus then I expect a modicum of composure and experiential expertise to go along with the characters. Nothing gets my goat quite as much as "subject matter experts" that are full of **** in their given field.

Case in point, Jurrasic Park. The wildlife veterinarian seems completely baffled about a toxic plant issue in a triceratops at the park. Some Noob "paleobotanist" finds the answer by digging through some triceratops poop while the veterinarian stares on in slack-jawed ignorance. My father in law (retired nuclear physicist) laughed himself silly when the two little dweeb kids hacked the "Unix" mainframe at the park in that movie too. "Doesn't look like any Unix I've ever seen."

I rooted for the velociraptors.

You really should read Crichton's books. However good many of the movies have come out, the books are better. Even Jurassic Park is better as a book, although the movie had the advantage of visuals in front of you instead of purely in your mind. As to the point at hand, after reading some of his books and then seeing the corresponding movies, you will quickly get the idea that Crichton must have had trouble sitting down for several weeks after each of his books got the Hollywood treatment. That big of a difference.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/18/2013 8:08:35 PM   
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My argument is that the writers are either being very lazy or arnt very knowledgeable, neither of which is fair to me as a viewer. If youre a good writer, you can find more creative ways to produce drama than having your characters be idiots.


For rank and file cast for mundane issues, I'll cut 'em some slack. If they're professional soldiers, or tactical gurus then I expect a modicum of composure and experiential expertise to go along with the characters. Nothing gets my goat quite as much as "subject matter experts" that are full of **** in their given field.

Case in point, Jurrasic Park. The wildlife veterinarian seems completely baffled about a toxic plant issue in a triceratops at the park. Some Noob "paleobotanist" finds the answer by digging through some triceratops poop while the veterinarian stares on in slack-jawed ignorance. My father in law (retired nuclear physicist) laughed himself silly when the two little dweeb kids hacked the "Unix" mainframe at the park in that movie too. "Doesn't look like any Unix I've ever seen."

I rooted for the velociraptors.

You really should read Crichton's books. However good many of the movies have come out, the books are better. Even Jurassic Park is better as a book, although the movie had the advantage of visuals in front of you instead of purely in your mind. As to the point at hand, after reading some of his books and then seeing the corresponding movies, you will quickly get the idea that Crichton must have had trouble sitting down for several weeks after each of his books got the Hollywood treatment. That big of a difference.


What makes you think I haven't, my Argletonian colleague? I read the Andromeda Strain many years ago. I thought it excellent, until the end, which rapidly devolved into rubbish. I vaguely recall reading Jurrasic Park when it was released (late 80s / early 90s?), but didn't follow up on the sequels.

I just watched The Lost World with Chickenboy Junior and Mrs. Chickenboy. Boy loved it for the dinosaurs disemboweling people. Those parts were unfortunately infrequent enough to avoid the movie belonging to the pantheon of crapola Hollywood sequels.

Yes, I'm sure Crichton was terribly disappointed about the tens of millions of dollars he received for movie rights to his Jurrasic Park series. That's why he did it repeatedly. Nothing at all wrong with that (selling out for major bucks), but I'll not assume his horror in the movie product.

I forgot to mention that I was rooting for the bomber crew-the one with the Fuel Air Explosives-in Outbreak. What another rubbish film.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/18/2013 8:12:44 PM   
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Whatever it is involves a sore throat, nasal congestion and a generally derpy state (somewhat more so than my usual). But considering that I work at home I have thankfully few opportunities to be exposed to bacilli.


Yes. Where are you now, Onime? Outbreaks such as yours make me recall with fondness that Best Ever line from Aliens.






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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/18/2013 8:39:11 PM   
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My argument is that the writers are either being very lazy or arnt very knowledgeable, neither of which is fair to me as a viewer. If youre a good writer, you can find more creative ways to produce drama than having your characters be idiots.


For rank and file cast for mundane issues, I'll cut 'em some slack. If they're professional soldiers, or tactical gurus then I expect a modicum of composure and experiential expertise to go along with the characters. Nothing gets my goat quite as much as "subject matter experts" that are full of **** in their given field.

Case in point, Jurrasic Park. The wildlife veterinarian seems completely baffled about a toxic plant issue in a triceratops at the park. Some Noob "paleobotanist" finds the answer by digging through some triceratops poop while the veterinarian stares on in slack-jawed ignorance. My father in law (retired nuclear physicist) laughed himself silly when the two little dweeb kids hacked the "Unix" mainframe at the park in that movie too. "Doesn't look like any Unix I've ever seen."

I rooted for the velociraptors.

You really should read Crichton's books. However good many of the movies have come out, the books are better. Even Jurassic Park is better as a book, although the movie had the advantage of visuals in front of you instead of purely in your mind. As to the point at hand, after reading some of his books and then seeing the corresponding movies, you will quickly get the idea that Crichton must have had trouble sitting down for several weeks after each of his books got the Hollywood treatment. That big of a difference.


What makes you think I haven't, my Argletonian colleague? I read the Andromeda Strain many years ago. I thought it excellent, until the end, which rapidly devolved into rubbish. I vaguely recall reading Jurrasic Park when it was released (late 80s / early 90s?), but didn't follow up on the sequels.

I just watched The Lost World with Chickenboy Junior and Mrs. Chickenboy. Boy loved it for the dinosaurs disemboweling people. Those parts were unfortunately infrequent enough to avoid the movie belonging to the pantheon of crapola Hollywood sequels.

Yes, I'm sure Crichton was terribly disappointed about the tens of millions of dollars he received for movie rights to his Jurrasic Park series. That's why he did it repeatedly. Nothing at all wrong with that (selling out for major bucks), but I'll not assume his horror in the movie product.

I forgot to mention that I was rooting for the bomber crew-the one with the Fuel Air Explosives-in Outbreak. What another rubbish film.

Outbreak was a crap film. Did that one have something to do with Crichton?

Jurassic Park and The Lost World were both good books, and far richer than the movies. A great deal of what they used to make the third Jurassic Park movie from was actually taken from the first book (third movie wasn't so great but very loosely paraphrasing you, the ancient birds did get their licks in!).

Not sure why the fact that authors sometimes get lots of money for Hollywood to dip their work in crap should make a difference to my pointing out that the original work was much better and did not have some of the garbage that you accurately noted in the film version. A very stark example is Timeline, where the book was quite good and the movie... sigh.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/18/2013 8:40:43 PM   
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I still have it on vinyl, and I'm pretty sure I have it on CD. I agree that it is one of the best bluegrass albums ever released.

"gold will turn to grey and youth will fade away,
they'll never care about you
'cause you're old and in the way..."

Hi Brad,

I've always taken good care of my vinyl, but you just can't get the parts for a good stereo anymore. I can't find an Empire replacement cartridge to save my life But there some righteous places that will convert vinyl into cd. There's DIY software, of course, but a 3rd party conversion offers some real advantages. I use Audio Restorations http://www.audio-restorations.com/lptocd/ but there's others.

They don't just convert, they process, too. Clicks and pops are gone, and they have a dynamic range expansion algorithm that makes the product sound oh, so sweet. I believe they use Stanton turntables and cartridges, and use the Stanton preamplifier response characterists. They have done over 50 of my vinyls that will never see re-release, and I'm very happy with their service. The expanded range of many of them (beyond initial release) is well worth the investment.

Hollywood is filled with people like this. You will find a gazillion of a$$holes who just want your money, and will give you jack. But Audio Restorations is righteous, and is worth a look.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/18/2013 8:55:23 PM   
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My argument is that the writers are either being very lazy or arnt very knowledgeable, neither of which is fair to me as a viewer. If youre a good writer, you can find more creative ways to produce drama than having your characters be idiots.


For rank and file cast for mundane issues, I'll cut 'em some slack. If they're professional soldiers, or tactical gurus then I expect a modicum of composure and experiential expertise to go along with the characters. Nothing gets my goat quite as much as "subject matter experts" that are full of **** in their given field.

Case in point, Jurrasic Park. The wildlife veterinarian seems completely baffled about a toxic plant issue in a triceratops at the park. Some Noob "paleobotanist" finds the answer by digging through some triceratops poop while the veterinarian stares on in slack-jawed ignorance. My father in law (retired nuclear physicist) laughed himself silly when the two little dweeb kids hacked the "Unix" mainframe at the park in that movie too. "Doesn't look like any Unix I've ever seen."

I rooted for the velociraptors.

You really should read Crichton's books. However good many of the movies have come out, the books are better. Even Jurassic Park is better as a book, although the movie had the advantage of visuals in front of you instead of purely in your mind. As to the point at hand, after reading some of his books and then seeing the corresponding movies, you will quickly get the idea that Crichton must have had trouble sitting down for several weeks after each of his books got the Hollywood treatment. That big of a difference.


What makes you think I haven't, my Argletonian colleague? I read the Andromeda Strain many years ago. I thought it excellent, until the end, which rapidly devolved into rubbish. I vaguely recall reading Jurrasic Park when it was released (late 80s / early 90s?), but didn't follow up on the sequels.

I just watched The Lost World with Chickenboy Junior and Mrs. Chickenboy. Boy loved it for the dinosaurs disemboweling people. Those parts were unfortunately infrequent enough to avoid the movie belonging to the pantheon of crapola Hollywood sequels.

Yes, I'm sure Crichton was terribly disappointed about the tens of millions of dollars he received for movie rights to his Jurrasic Park series. That's why he did it repeatedly. Nothing at all wrong with that (selling out for major bucks), but I'll not assume his horror in the movie product.

I forgot to mention that I was rooting for the bomber crew-the one with the Fuel Air Explosives-in Outbreak. What another rubbish film.

Outbreak was a crap film. Did that one have something to do with Crichton?

Jurassic Park and The Lost World were both good books, and far richer than the movies. A great deal of what they used to make the third Jurassic Park movie from was actually taken from the first book (third movie wasn't so great but very loosely paraphrasing you, the ancient birds did get their licks in!).

Not sure why the fact that authors sometimes get lots of money for Hollywood to dip their work in crap should make a difference to my pointing out that the original work was much better and did not have some of the garbage that you accurately noted in the film version. A very stark example is Timeline, where the book was quite good and the movie... sigh.


I originally wrote Hot Zone in my posting regarding the Fuel Air Explosives bomber. Then I realized it wasn't the Crichton film and was a different rubbish film Outbreak. Nothing to do with Crichton. Everything to do with suck.

I referenced the 'getting lots of moolah to let Hollywood screw up your books' comment to your previous statement about how Crichton must have had difficulty sitting down after watching what had become of his movies. The rationale for his difficulty sitting must have involved a voluntary act on his part. Some people do that sort of thing for money. That's fine provided that there are no surprises and everyone knows where they stand. He undoubtedly knew exactly what he was doing and why. Repeatedly.

Yeah, Jurrasic Park the novel was better than the movie. Andromeda Strain was a good novel, right up until the point when it ceased to be. Kind of like the movie too.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/18/2013 9:07:39 PM   
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Just got an email from DivePac88. He's back in the provincial hospital for some time. He's unlikely to be around for a few months at least. If you want to drop him a line by email (PM me if interested in his address), I imagine he'd appreciate the well wishes.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/18/2013 9:15:04 PM   
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He (Chrichton, not Des) was probably having trouble sittting down because his wallet was so fat.

The movies have a lot of weaknesses, but are generally enjoyable to watch. There have been a lot worse movies created from decent books.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/18/2013 9:17:00 PM   
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My argument is that the writers are either being very lazy or arnt very knowledgeable, neither of which is fair to me as a viewer. If youre a good writer, you can find more creative ways to produce drama than having your characters be idiots.


For rank and file cast for mundane issues, I'll cut 'em some slack. If they're professional soldiers, or tactical gurus then I expect a modicum of composure and experiential expertise to go along with the characters. Nothing gets my goat quite as much as "subject matter experts" that are full of **** in their given field.

Case in point, Jurrasic Park. The wildlife veterinarian seems completely baffled about a toxic plant issue in a triceratops at the park. Some Noob "paleobotanist" finds the answer by digging through some triceratops poop while the veterinarian stares on in slack-jawed ignorance. My father in law (retired nuclear physicist) laughed himself silly when the two little dweeb kids hacked the "Unix" mainframe at the park in that movie too. "Doesn't look like any Unix I've ever seen."

I rooted for the velociraptors.

You really should read Crichton's books. However good many of the movies have come out, the books are better. Even Jurassic Park is better as a book, although the movie had the advantage of visuals in front of you instead of purely in your mind. As to the point at hand, after reading some of his books and then seeing the corresponding movies, you will quickly get the idea that Crichton must have had trouble sitting down for several weeks after each of his books got the Hollywood treatment. That big of a difference.


What makes you think I haven't, my Argletonian colleague? I read the Andromeda Strain many years ago. I thought it excellent, until the end, which rapidly devolved into rubbish. I vaguely recall reading Jurrasic Park when it was released (late 80s / early 90s?), but didn't follow up on the sequels.

I just watched The Lost World with Chickenboy Junior and Mrs. Chickenboy. Boy loved it for the dinosaurs disemboweling people. Those parts were unfortunately infrequent enough to avoid the movie belonging to the pantheon of crapola Hollywood sequels.

Yes, I'm sure Crichton was terribly disappointed about the tens of millions of dollars he received for movie rights to his Jurrasic Park series. That's why he did it repeatedly. Nothing at all wrong with that (selling out for major bucks), but I'll not assume his horror in the movie product.

I forgot to mention that I was rooting for the bomber crew-the one with the Fuel Air Explosives-in Outbreak. What another rubbish film.

Outbreak was a crap film. Did that one have something to do with Crichton?

Jurassic Park and The Lost World were both good books, and far richer than the movies. A great deal of what they used to make the third Jurassic Park movie from was actually taken from the first book (third movie wasn't so great but very loosely paraphrasing you, the ancient birds did get their licks in!).

Not sure why the fact that authors sometimes get lots of money for Hollywood to dip their work in crap should make a difference to my pointing out that the original work was much better and did not have some of the garbage that you accurately noted in the film version. A very stark example is Timeline, where the book was quite good and the movie... sigh.


I originally wrote Hot Zone in my posting regarding the Fuel Air Explosives bomber. Then I realized it wasn't the Crichton film and was a different rubbish film Outbreak. Nothing to do with Crichton. Everything to do with suck.

I referenced the 'getting lots of moolah to let Hollywood screw up your books' comment to your previous statement about how Crichton must have had difficulty sitting down after watching what had become of his movies. The rationale for his difficulty sitting must have involved a voluntary act on his part. Some people do that sort of thing for money. That's fine provided that there are no surprises and everyone knows where they stand. He undoubtedly knew exactly what he was doing and why. Repeatedly.

Yeah, Jurrasic Park the novel was better than the movie. Andromeda Strain was a good novel, right up until the point when it ceased to be. Kind of like the movie too.

Perhaps I should have referenced his creative ethos having difficulty sitting, but it just doesn't have the same ring to it.

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/18/2013 10:13:16 PM   
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Just got an email from DivePac88. He's back in the provincial hospital for some time. He's unlikely to be around for a few months at least. If you want to drop him a line by email (PM me if interested in his address), I imagine he'd appreciate the well wishes.


Send him our best regards - fingers crossed!!!


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Whatever it is involves a sore throat, nasal congestion and a generally derpy state (somewhat more so than my usual). But considering that I work at home I have thankfully few opportunities to be exposed to bacilli.


Yes. Where are you now, Onime? Outbreaks such as yours make me recall with fondness that Best Ever line from Aliens.







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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/18/2013 10:58:10 PM   
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IIIIIIIIIIIIIII'm back.
Beginning new job today. Again starting out as part time. However with a blizzard raging outside none of the personel I am to be working with are not in today.
This is the season that many sentences end with `...weather permitting'.

Good news Marc!

... and welcome back!

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/18/2013 10:58:16 PM   
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Good Morning Dudes


Hey, another oldtimer! Welcome back to you too!

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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/18/2013 10:58:28 PM   
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What! No scandals? No juicy gossip? No arguing?
Seems everyone has been behaving.
Odd.
Alright, who are you? And what have you done with the real forum?


Well, I heard a rumour that Onime has started to watercomb himself and will start a Sunday School soon.

... and something about CB gearing up to play the Allies in his next campaign.



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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/18/2013 10:58:40 PM   
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Good Monday morning everyone.

It is sooo windy here this morning.



Hey Jeff-I sent you a reply email.

To my own email account. (facepalm). I'll resend when I get home this evening.


Dumbass.



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RE: THE THREAD!!! - 2/18/2013 10:59:16 PM   
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Just got an email from DivePac88. He's back in the provincial hospital for some time. He's unlikely to be around for a few months at least. If you want to drop him a line by email (PM me if interested in his address), I imagine he'd appreciate the well wishes.

Hey, this apparantely is a "good news evening". Hmmm ... maybe I should ask that new girl at the job for a date?

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Oh, and evening tithe.

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