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Re: #noshame

Post by Andrew » 29 Oct 2015, 13:38

I like the classic country station on XM.
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Re: #noshame

Post by Hugh Akston » 29 Oct 2015, 13:39

Andrew wrote:I like the classic country station on XM.
How classic are we talking?
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Re: #noshame

Post by Andrew » 29 Oct 2015, 13:41

Hugh Akston wrote:
Andrew wrote:I like the classic country station on XM.
How classic are we talking?
Hank, Cash, Jones, Jennings, Cline, etc. Basically 1950s to 1970s.
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Re: #noshame

Post by Hugh Akston » 29 Oct 2015, 13:42

Andrew wrote:
Hugh Akston wrote:
Andrew wrote:I like the classic country station on XM.
How classic are we talking?
Hank, Cash, Jones, Jennings, Cline, etc. Basically 1950s to 1970s.
Nothing wrong with that.
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Re: #noshame

Post by Andrew » 29 Oct 2015, 13:44

Hugh Akston wrote:
Andrew wrote:
Hugh Akston wrote:
Andrew wrote:I like the classic country station on XM.
How classic are we talking?
Hank, Cash, Jones, Jennings, Cline, etc. Basically 1950s to 1970s.
Nothing wrong with that.
It includes some pretty twangy stuff that make most people react like the aliens in Mars Attacks.
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Re: #noshame

Post by lunchstealer » 29 Oct 2015, 16:44

Andrew wrote:
Hugh Akston wrote:
Andrew wrote:
Hugh Akston wrote:
Andrew wrote:I like the classic country station on XM.
How classic are we talking?
Hank, Cash, Jones, Jennings, Cline, etc. Basically 1950s to 1970s.
Nothing wrong with that.
It includes some pretty twangy stuff that make most people react like the aliens in Mars Attacks.
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Re: #noshame

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 29 Oct 2015, 21:40

Hank Williams, Sr. is the exception to my general anti-twang rule.

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Post by pistoffnick » 29 Oct 2015, 22:37

Marty Robbins or GTFO
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Post by the innominate one » 29 Oct 2015, 23:36

Big River is a good Marty Robbins song, the Grateful Dead do a good cover of it.
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Post by Sandy » 30 Oct 2015, 00:47

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Post by Dangerman » 30 Oct 2015, 13:46

While Nashville country is pretty good, I like some of that Bakersfield sound, and I really like rockabilly. Charlie Feathers in particular.

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Post by Kwix » 02 Dec 2015, 19:55

Since it was lambasted in another thread, here's a better place for saying this.

"Exit to Eden" is one of all time favorite "just toss something in the player" movies. It's bad but funny, quotable and brainless.
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Post by dbcooper » 02 Dec 2015, 21:22

Kwix wrote:Since it was lambasted in another thread, here's a better place for saying this.

"Exit to Eden" is one of all time favorite "just toss something in the player" movies. It's bad but funny, quotable and brainless.
Dana Delany's outfits are so goofy in that movie.
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Post by tr0g » 03 Dec 2015, 07:52

dbcooper wrote:
Kwix wrote:Since it was lambasted in another thread, here's a better place for saying this.

"Exit to Eden" is one of all time favorite "just toss something in the player" movies. It's bad but funny, quotable and brainless.
Dana Delany's outfits are so goofy in that movie.
Dana Delaney was kind of the whole point of that movie back in the day. Why anybody chose Garry Marshall to direct a movie from that book remains a complete and utter mystery to me.
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Post by Kolohe » 03 Dec 2015, 20:16

Watching the wiz. Its not bad (it's definitely better than the last two live nbc musicals)
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Re: #noshame

Post by lunchstealer » 15 Dec 2015, 19:10

Soooooo....

I've had a copy of Childhood's End for probably a quarter century. I've never gotten more than 1/3 of the way through. It's currently recording on my DVR. Not sure how to handle that.
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Post by dbcooper » 15 Dec 2015, 19:12

The book is terribly dated. I remember mostly enjoying it though. Fuck those transgalactic vegetarians.
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Post by Warren » 15 Dec 2015, 19:32

They made a movie out of Childhood's End?
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Post by dbcooper » 15 Dec 2015, 19:33

Syfy miniseries.
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Post by Warren » 15 Dec 2015, 21:59

That figures.
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Re: #noshame

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 15 Dec 2015, 22:08

dbcooper wrote:The book is terribly dated. I remember mostly enjoying it though. Fuck those transgalactic vegetarians.
Yeah. I liked the forward my Clarke in mine that basically said, "yo fuck Uri Geller!"

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Re: #noshame

Post by D.A. Ridgely » 15 Dec 2015, 22:30

It's slow, but on the other hand it's really tedious.

I know Clarke tried to give a plausible explanation for the appearance of the Overlords, that being the big reveal at the end of episode one in the miniseries. But good gawd! Really? As the protagonist says at one point, "I feel like it's all a big Twilight Zone episode." Except one of the really bad ones.

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Post by Warren » 15 Dec 2015, 22:44

D.A. Ridgely wrote:It's slow, but on the other hand it's really tedious.

I know Clarke tried to give a plausible explanation for the appearance of the Overlords, that being the big reveal at the end of episode one in the miniseries. But good gawd! Really? As the protagonist says at one point, "I feel like it's all a big Twilight Zone episode." Except one of the really bad ones.
The do that reveal at the end of episode one? It's been oh over twenty years since I read it, but my recollection is that doesn't come about till mid way through the book.
The thing I remember about the book was the recorded history of mankind viewer that put an end to so much religious claptrap. I liked that.
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Post by Sandy » 16 Dec 2015, 11:34

They don't have the history viewer, and they've mucked around with the details of the plot, but the overall arch is the same.

I find it entertaining and suitably well done. I suspect it's as much as we'd ever really get out of a Clarke novel (as opposed to a short story).

I do wish the Twilight Zone had done the Nine Billion Names of God.
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Re: #noshame

Post by Ellie » 16 Dec 2015, 12:23

Sandy wrote: I do wish the Twilight Zone had done the Nine Billion Names of God.
Ahhhh, that story is SO GOOD.

I was going to comment that it doesn't have enough plot to fill a half-hour show, but that never stopped Twilight Zone before.
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