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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by Warren » 09 Apr 2018, 21:17

Kwix wrote:
09 Apr 2018, 20:56
It seems that many things I lay out in jest have been taken rather seriously by members of the forum of late.
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by Eric the .5b » 10 Apr 2018, 02:40

Kwix wrote:
09 Apr 2018, 20:56
Eric the .5b wrote:
09 Apr 2018, 17:54
Kwix wrote:
09 Apr 2018, 17:21
As Andrew mentioned you're wrong to call them pilsners*.
As I already said, in the very bit you quoted, I don't give a fuck that "the beer nerds" think I'm wrong on the matter.
I know you don't give a shit, you spelled that out quite clearly.
Hmm, perhaps I should seed my comments with more /sarc tags or emojis. It seems that many things I lay out in jest have been taken rather seriously by members of the forum of late.
I don't think it would make repeating something I've already addressed less annoying.
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by JD » 10 Apr 2018, 11:46

Invincible Armour picks up near the end. The gimmick of the invincible armour technique is that of the 183 (or whatever) pressure points on the human body, the practitioner can make all of them invulnerable except for one of his choosing, which he must leave open for chi flow or something. There's a funny scene in which two masters are fighting, and the good-guy master, after many fruitless strikes, says, "I'm narrowing it down! I know you must have one vulnerable spot!" and the bad-guy master gets a scared look on his face and covers his crotch. Then of course during the fight the good master manages to grab the evil master's crotch...but it turns out the evil master was faking him out! (Then later in the movie there's a double fakeout involving the same concept, but it's confusing and doesn't work as well.)
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by JD » 12 Apr 2018, 15:24

Watched Master of the Flying Guillotine (aka The One Armed Boxer vs. the Flying Guillotine). It's pretty thin on plot, but good goofy fun (like the Indian fighter with the extensible arms). Supposed to be one of Tarantino's favorites. For some reason the dubbing kept dropping out when I was watching, leaving me listening to Chinese. I have no idea if that was intentional or not but it just added to the weirdness.

Then watched a tiny bit of The Deadly Mantis (the kung fu movie, not the US monster movie); not enough to really render any judgement yet but it's always interesting to watch very distinct styles like northern praying mantis.
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by Highway » 12 Apr 2018, 16:53

Since you're mentioning kung fu movies, I was wondering if you'd watched Chocolate, which I just heard about recently.

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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by Warren » 13 Apr 2018, 11:20

Highway wrote:
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Since you're mentioning kung fu movies, I was wondering if you'd watched Chocolate, which I just heard about recently.

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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 15 Apr 2018, 10:35

Death of Stalin is pretty good, although from it you could get the impression that everybody but Beria wasn't that bad, which is false, although Beria was much worse.
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by Aresen » 15 Apr 2018, 10:51

Fin Fang Foom wrote:
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Death of Stalin is pretty good, although from it you could get the impression that everybody but Beria wasn't that bad, which is false, although Beria was much worse.
I noticed that. Khrushchev in particular was 'niced up'. The movie isn't unique in this, a lot of people ignore Khrushchev's role in the Ukraine and he is 'credited' with building the Moscow subway, ignoring the fact that the Moscow subway was built with slave labor and a cost in human life that made the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire pale in comparison.

TBS, the movie did capture the viciousness of the infighting pretty clearly.
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by Warren » 15 Apr 2018, 14:09

Aresen wrote:
15 Apr 2018, 10:51
Fin Fang Foom wrote:
15 Apr 2018, 10:35
Death of Stalin is pretty good, although from it you could get the impression that everybody but Beria wasn't that bad, which is false, although Beria was much worse.
I noticed that. Khrushchev in particular was 'niced up'. The movie isn't unique in this, a lot of people ignore Khrushchev's role in the Ukraine and he is 'credited' with building the Moscow subway, ignoring the fact that the Moscow subway was built with slave labor and a cost in human life that made the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire pale in comparison.

TBS, the movie did capture the viciousness of the infighting pretty clearly.
Well it's not like it's trying to pass itself off as a docudrama.
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by Kolohe » 15 Apr 2018, 15:23

As the old saying goes, dying is easy, comedy is hard.
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by Jennifer » 15 Apr 2018, 15:27

I've been enjoying the show "Black Lightning" on the CW network, though I say that as someone who had no prior knowledge of the actual comic book character. (Were I familiar with the book, perhaps I would currently be filled with Comic Book Guy-style nerdrage.) I think right now there's only one episode left in this season; no idea if it's been renewed for a second.
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by Eric the .5b » 16 Apr 2018, 13:26

Jennifer wrote:
15 Apr 2018, 15:27
I've been enjoying the show "Black Lightning" on the CW network, though I say that as someone who had no prior knowledge of the actual comic book character. (Were I familiar with the book, perhaps I would currently be filled with Comic Book Guy-style nerdrage.) I think right now there's only one episode left in this season; no idea if it's been renewed for a second.
I hear pretty uniformly good things about that one.

(I actually know next to nothing about the original character, because he's a minor DC character who's been retconned and reworked a silly number of times, and my deep cut comic guy knowledge runs more Marvel. I remember that he showed up onThe Superfriends as "Black Vulcan" and so got used on Harvey Birdman. He apparently had two brief runs in his own title in the 70 and 90s, both times right before mass cancellations of minor titles by DC.)
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by Jennifer » 16 Apr 2018, 14:46

Eric the .5b wrote:
16 Apr 2018, 13:26
Jennifer wrote:
15 Apr 2018, 15:27
I've been enjoying the show "Black Lightning" on the CW network, though I say that as someone who had no prior knowledge of the actual comic book character. (Were I familiar with the book, perhaps I would currently be filled with Comic Book Guy-style nerdrage.) I think right now there's only one episode left in this season; no idea if it's been renewed for a second.
I hear pretty uniformly good things about that one.

(I actually know next to nothing about the original character, because he's a minor DC character who's been retconned and reworked a silly number of times, and my deep cut comic guy knowledge runs more Marvel. I remember that he showed up onThe Superfriends as "Black Vulcan" and so got used on Harvey Birdman. He apparently had two brief runs in his own title in the 70 and 90s, both times right before mass cancellations of minor titles by DC.)
The thing that sets it apart (for me) from other superhero shows and movies I've watched is the "realism" -- obviously, the whole "people have superpowers and here's how they got them" storyline is utterly fantastic, but -- the non-superhero parts are about an upper-middle-class black family which does indeed enjoy all the economic benefits of upper-middle-classhood .... and the indignities of being black in America today. First episode (IIRC) had a scene where Jefferson (respected charter-school principal by day, electric superhero by night) is pulled over and treated shabbily by cops, because a black man who looked absolutely nothing like him, driving a vehicle which looked nothing like his, committed a crime nearby. (And America's bigotry against black people plays a major role in the whole "superpowers" story, too.)

One weird thing for me, as a new-ish resident of the Atlanta area, is seeing the local skyline on TV. Most if not all of the exterior "city" and "building" shots are local.
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Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

Post by Fin Fang Foom » 21 Apr 2018, 21:07

A Quiet Place was okay.

I know there won't be anything to do in the post-apocalyptic monster world, but people will need to stick to oral.
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