@Ruby and Dude
Oh, well, happy b day Dude!
I just came back to Colorado today after a 7 hour long ride. My brother was ripping ass during the thing, and the car was hot as hell…
I hope I become like Ben so I can teach him not to be selfish and share the cougar.
Aside: Trying to figure out what to rent for the weekend, though not really feeling up to watching anything. [First world problems.]
@The Dude, I haven’t met those other users, but I like to think of myself as years above my age so it’s alright
@ B Irish, don’t watch anything. Listen and relax. Two amazing voices for the price of one…
[Not having a funny reply.]
It’s NetFlix, so I kinda have to rent something. Also, it isn’t even the weekend yet. :P
Alright…. What to see on the ol Netflix…. Were you the one who told me you hadn’t seen the second Godfather?
Speaking of weekend, check out the 2011 film Weekend if you haven’t seen it.
During that Godfather discussion several days ago? Don’t remember having said anything, though I could be wrong.
It’s not that I can’t think of anything, I have few ideas in mind, but that I cannot decide. Dead Ringers, Dead Man, rewatch No Country for Old Men [don’t think I’ve seen that since it first came out on DVD,] or finally get into The Big Bang Theory [television discs are always a nice back-up during a cinematic drought.]
Actually, I have seen Weekend, even put it on my stunted top ‘ten’ list of the decade, so far. Really liked it, though I think I was a bit out of it when I first saw it and look forward to seeing it again when the DVD’s out.
Big Bang Theory has its moments, and those moments are pretty funny if you ask me.
I could watch No Country for Old Men right now if I had it on DVD. I love it that much.
After that Lynch conversation on this thread a week ago I want to see Dead Ringers as well…
I don’t know what it is but I hate The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men. They are just painful to watch for me.
I was thinking about watching Community, but the fanbase surrounding it has made me hate it. Unfair, but those people have turned me off from it permanently. There is something annoying about hearing people say “hey, did you hear Community is gonna riff on Lost this week?” or “THEY’RE DOING A DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS EPISODE LOL IM SO EXCITED!”
I hate those people so much….
I’ve enjoyed what little I’ve seen of BBT and never in a million years would I compare it to THM. I’ll be surprised if the latter show lasts much longer now that Sheen’s gone, since it seems he was the only thing drawing in it’s viewership.
I thought Cryer was pretty good on THM. But yeah, he wasn’t drawing in the viewers.
Honestly, I don’t get why Sheen’s so ‘popular?’ these days. Had a facepalm moment when I found out F/X was giving him a new show. [Smacks forehead.]
Community is awesome, but it’s very nerd-referency. If you’re not really into the sort of things the show references like gaming, movies, scifi, etc, you won’t get as much from it.
They fired the producer of the show and replaced him with the producer of Just Shoot Me. So, it’s pretty much cancelled, as far as I’m concerned. They’re trying to broaden the appeal, and they’re going to fail to broaden the appeal and alienate the original audience in the process.
“There is something annoying about hearing people say “hey, did you hear Community is gonna riff on Lost this week?” or “THEY’RE DOING A DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS EPISODE LOL IM SO EXCITED!”
I hate those people so much…."
Nerd culture is the contemporary pop culture (because of the Internet) and some of the results/fallout from it is very interesting. For me one of the striking aspects of nerd culture now being popular is that it’s suddenly a lot more exhausting. Back when people suspected fan-squeeing about [enter x release here] would result in snarky comments about no life, it was easier to keep up with everything going on because people held it together. Now that fan-squeeing is regular every day chatter, a conversation can burn through eighty pop culture references before anyone has had a chance to finish a full sentence. And so if you don’t get the references, then just asking for clarification results in not just recommendations for this or that or the other movie, show, comic, music, book, site, event, whatever, but also all of the associated and interrelated media, so that soon it’s like, “Well okay, apparently in order to understand this conversation I have to watch all of Avatar: the Last Airbender, The Walking Dead series, and read about 20 years back issues of Batman over the next couple of days.”
I recently informed my friends that I’m just not going to be capable of keeping up, and if they want me to appreciate the reference they’re going to have to explain it when I ask. They’re cool with it, but it has slowed conversation a bit.
I used to love Community, and I still enjoy it, but the novelty has kind of worn off for me. Parks and Rec is a much better NBC show imo.
Feeling all citizen-y ‘n’ shit. Learned that there was an upcoming city council meeting considering the question of limiting corporate personhood; since I will be unable to attend, being down in another city shooting a short, I went ahead and e-mailed all of the councilpeople.
Beside just making my point, this is a whole new group of representatives I’ve attempted talking to, so I’ll be interested to see who responds, and how they do, if they do. I prefer local politicians to the federal level ones anyway because they more often can respond directly to you and start a conversation. In one case a few years back, a State Senator responded with, “Wow, I really didn’t think about it like that. I am not sure where I stand on this issue, but I’ll be sure to bring some of your points on board when we discuss the vote. Thanks for telling me that, that’s useful information.”
(The issue was toward the treatment of the state film incentive program, and the point I had made that surprised him was the idea of all the different students that had spent so many recent years investing their education toward working in the industry and would see its retraction/elimination as a major set-back to becoming financially healthy taxpaying citizens.)
One of my federal Senators I think has started to recognize my e-mails. He used to just respond with form e-mails roughly about the issue I’m bringing up, which honestly were clear enough most of the time for me to understand where he stood on the issue and what, if anything, he intended to do, but now his e-mails respond to some of my specific arguments. I’d like to think one of his clerks or something is like, “Senator, that DiB guy has another rant on intellectual property legislation again, would you like to actually read it this time?” and he says something like, “Just copy some of his better arguments down and I’ll work with that, cut out all the vitriol and snark please.”
Dead Ringers, Dead Man, rewatch No Country for Old Men
Watch Dead Ringers!!!!
I’m a big Cronenberg fan, and Dead Ringers is one of his best.
Dead Ringers is a movie you will never forget. Agree with G-Legs and House.
I’m a big film fan, and Dead Ringers is one the best. Ever.
Whatever, people, The Fly is Cronenberg’s best movie. I don’t care about what y’all say about Dead Ringers.
Have you seen Dead Ringers Dude? But yes, The Fly is definitely a great film also. One of my favourite Cronenbergs, after Dead Ringers, Videodrome and eXistenZ.
@g-legs: I have seen Dead Ringers. It’s very Cronenberg-ian even though surprisingly touching, but I still think The Fly is his greatest because I think it’s more humanist than any of his works, not to mention more direct. And that ending, man, so intense and well-deserved. Made it one of only two movies that almost made me cry.
I haven’t watched a full episode of Big Bang Theory but I’ve seen a lot of clips from it and a ton of ads from it.
It strikes me as more of a non-nerd’s perspective on nerds than a show about nerds.
Time to start planning pranks for camp!
@rock and bull: It’s that time again…
“Whatever, people, The Fly is Cronenberg’s best movie.”
No, whatever to you. Videodrome.
Whatever to you, too :P (Videodrome is pretty good too)
But no, seriously…
No that’s actually a pretty typical assessment. But Videodrome is so much better, if for anything the sadomasochistic sex scene in front of the television playing a sadomasochistic sex scene, both which may or may not be real.
Fun fact: I will know when I’ve met the woman I’m going to be with forever when she consents to taped sex while watching that scene so that someone else can have sex while watching that scene. Sexception!