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Postby Eolh » Wed Jun 29, 2005 8:51 pm

I'll moot you!
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Postby mtdew » Wed Jun 29, 2005 9:01 pm

I already am. My girlfriend's going to law school.

Last night she was startled awake and kicked me.

"I'm sorry, did I wake you?" she sleepily mummbled.

"No, it's fine. I never sleep."

I guess she was awake for another 5 minutes trying to figure that out.

Not that that's moot, but I was funny. Kinda like the word "moot."
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Postby Bunyip » Sat Jul 02, 2005 12:37 pm

I kicked the list's ass on holiday. I saw "Million Dollar Baby" on the way over, then "Office Space" and "Ned Kelly" at the residence of one of Windsong's cousins, then by a stroke of luck they had "The Big Sleep" on the Film Classics channel on the flight back. We also just watched "Sky Captain", and still have "The Village" and "Boys Don't Cry" to watch. That last one is not on the list but I'm a rebel.

I didn't enjoy Office Space as much as I'd expected to. Sky Captain was entertaining, though I'll keep out of the argument as to whether it was good.

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Postby Jat » Sat Jul 02, 2005 3:57 pm

Office Space at this point is very hyped.
To see it for the first time after hearing so much about it, blah to that.

Same with Napolean Dynomite (which is more quotable than enjoyable)

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Postby nobody_important » Sat Jul 02, 2005 9:12 pm

It's gotten to the point where I can't pick up a damn stapler without someone reciting the whole monologue.

I hate Office Space.
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Postby Gobo » Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:29 pm

mtdew wrote:These are two of the worst movies I have ever seen. Ever. They are bested only by Tomb Raider, a movie that was truly mind-numbing in every aspect of film making.


You haven't seen enough crappy movies if Tomb Raider is the worst movie you've ever seen.

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Postby Kauser » Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:41 pm

Rent the Gore-Gore girls.



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Postby Gobo » Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:47 pm

Just rented the Gore Gore Girls Special Edition

Worse than Tomb Raider:
Battlefield Earth
Catwoman
Cat in the Hat
House of the Dead
Alone in the Dark (my current worst movie of all time)
Freddy Got Fingered

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Postby SporkAndrew » Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:50 pm

Gobo wrote:Freddy Got Fingered


No way. He goes to work at a cheese sandwich factory!

He got a jobby!

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Postby Gobo » Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:50 pm

I loathe Tom Green

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Postby . » Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:57 pm

If you are looking for a good "bad" movie, watch The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra. If you are talking about literal bad movie, then nevermind.



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Postby Gobo » Thu Jul 07, 2005 6:04 pm

Cadavra is seconded by me, that movie was badass

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Postby Eolh » Thu Jul 07, 2005 6:06 pm

Alone in the Dark was so fucking bad. My favorite part of it was the ridiculously long, obnoxious, text scrawl at the beginning
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Postby Bunyip » Fri Oct 27, 2006 4:15 am

Here's another list!

This one is pretty short, and just books.

Don DeLillo - Cosmopolis
* George R R Martin - A Song of Ice and Fire
* Larry Niven - Ringworld
Joe Haldeman - Forever War
Geoffrey Chaucer - The Canterbury Tales
Homer - Odyssey/Iliad?
* China Mieville - Perdido Street Station
Michael de Larrabeiti - Borrible trilogy
Joseph Heller - Catch-22
F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
John Fowles - The Magus
Thomas Pynchon - The Crying of Lot 49
Jack Kerouac - On the Road
W Somerset Maugham - Of Human Bondage
Bram Stoker - Dracula
Dostoevsky - Crime and Punishment? Brothers Karamazov?
Haruki Murakami - The Wind-up Bird Chronicle
John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath
Umberto Eco - The Name of the Rose
* Stephen King - It
Joseph Campbell - The Hero with a Thousand Faces
Russell Hoban - Riddley Walker?
Adam Danielewski - House of Leaves
* Robert Heinlein - Stranger in a Strange Land

Notes on the ones I read:

Ice and Fire - this series is super great and you should read it. I guess there's still two books to go, though. 10/10 so far.
Ringworld - Decent scifi, maybe an 8
Perdido St Station - Not terrible, some good ideas but tries too hard to be Gormenghast. Never quite grabbed me. 5.5?
It - We watched "The Big Chill" recently which was also about a group of childhood friends meeting again in their middle age. "It" adds the additional element of a scary supernatural child-murdering clown and is about 5000 times better. I was reminded of this book again recently by the sweat lodge in Lost! 8.5
Stranger in a Strange Land - I thought this was interesting until about halfway through when it stopped telling a story and started preaching like a chick tract. Well, kind of opposite, but you maybe get my meaning. 2!

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Postby dogmeat » Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:45 am

Don DeLillo - Cosmopolis
George R R Martin - A Song of Ice and Fire
Larry Niven - Ringworld
Joe Haldeman - Forever War
Geoffrey Chaucer - The Canterbury Tales
Homer - Odyssey/Iliad?
China Mieville - Perdido Street Station
Michael de Larrabeiti - Borrible trilogy
Joseph Heller - Catch-22
F. Scott Fitzgerald - The Great Gatsby
John Fowles - The Magus
Thomas Pynchon - The Crying of Lot 49
Jack Kerouac - On the Road
W Somerset Maugham - Of Human Bondage
Bram Stoker - Dracula
Dostoevsky - Crime and Punishment? Brothers Karamazov?
Haruki Murakami - The Wind-up Bird Chronicle
John Steinbeck - The Grapes of Wrath
Umberto Eco - The Name of the Rose
Stephen King - It
Joseph Campbell - The Hero with a Thousand Faces
Russell Hoban - Riddley Walker?
Adam Danielewski - House of Leaves
Robert Heinlein - Stranger in a Strange Land


I've emboldened those I've read. I have to confess being a bit of a Heinlein fan, despite his occasionally iffy forays into ideology.
And you have to read Catch-22, it's fantastic.

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Postby Bunyip » Fri Oct 12, 2007 1:10 am

Bump!

I lost this list so I'm making it easier to find.

In the meantime I've read:

Don DeLillo - Cosmopolis
Joseph Heller - Catch-22
Dostoevsky - Crime and Punishment
Russell Hoban - Riddley Walker

I'm thinking of starting a What Cha Reading thread but should it be in the Ministry?

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Postby dogmeat » Fri Oct 12, 2007 8:56 am

Bunyip wrote:I'm thinking of starting a What Cha Reading thread but should it be in the Ministry?


Sounds like a plan to me.

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Postby Bunyip » Fri Apr 04, 2008 2:57 am

I haven't really watched any movies made in the last 3 years. I hereby add these to the list!

300
A History of Violence
A Scanner Darkly
Apocalypto
Atonement
Beowulf
Boytown
Brick
Cars
Casino Royale
Children of Men
Enchanted
Eragon
Flushed Away
Grindhouse
Hot Fuzz
Lady in the Water
March of the Penguins
Monster House
Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium
No Country For Old Men
Once
Sideways
The 40-Year-Old Virgin
The Bourne Ultimatum
The Departed
The Golden Compass
The Island
The Last King of Scotland
The King of Kong
The Lives of Others
The Mist
The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything
The Queen
The Science of Sleep
There Will Be Blood
Transformers
Tristram Shandy
Wah-Wah

Here are some more I should probably care about but don't really. I guess I would watch these if someone handed them to me but I doubt I will seek them out.

1408
28 Days Later
28 Weeks Later
3:10 to Yuma
Across the Universe
Borat
Brokeback Mountain
Die Hard 4
Juno
Kingdom Of Heaven
Mission Impossible 3
Night at the Museum
Pirates 3
Snakes on a Plane
Sweeney Todd
The Darjeeling Limited
The Prestige
The Simpsons Movie
United 93
X-men 3
Zodiac

Also, I'm nearly done with my old book list so I've started a new one.

Charles Dickens - David Copperfield
Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice
Franz Kafka - The Trial
Gene Wolfe - Shadow of the Torturer
Richard Matheson - I Am Legend
James Blish - Cities in Flight
Zora Neale Hurston - Their Eyes Were Watching God
Mary Shelley - Frankenstein
John Kennedy Toole - Confederacy of Dunces
Neal Stephenson - Cryptonomicon

You can comment on any or all of these lists! It is my gift to you!

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Postby OMGBEES » Fri Apr 04, 2008 3:54 am

I have seen some of those!

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Postby nobody_important » Fri Apr 04, 2008 4:31 am

I wholeheartedly recommend 3:10 to Yuma and Tristram Shandy (and Casino Royale and Juno and the Prestige and Hot Fuzz, but everyone recommends those already.)

Also, I just started reading Shadow of the Torturer... spooky.
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