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Re: Entertaining Rants and Raves

Post by FirebirdNC » Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:36 am

Rave: Going out of town on a mini vacation to a city that has not one but THREE large movie theaters for me to choose from to go see The Hobbit.
Rant: Living in a town that is seasonal and the movie theater closes from Oct-April and having to drive at least an hour to see a movie.
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Re: Entertaining Rants and Raves

Post by The Cid » Mon Dec 17, 2012 7:14 pm

FirebirdNC wrote:Rant: Living in a town that is seasonal and the movie theater closes from Oct-April
You know, I've always wondered what it was like to live year-round in a seasonal area that makes most of its money from tourism. I'm thinking the winters are a bit like the setting of a Stephen King novel.

People who do not live near a movie theater should be able to petition the MPAA for the screeners that companies send to critics (for some kind of a reasonable charge). I know there's a piracy concern with those, but when you don't let people see new films because they don't live close enough to a theater you're kind of daring them to pirate your movie as it is. It seems really weird to me that we live in 2012 and some people still can't see new films because a movie theater isn't physically close enough to them. I get that there are entertainment advantages to living in a city (live events and sports, local music, museums), but should films really be one of those in a day when we can watch just about anything on our computers and tablets?
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Re: Entertaining Rants and Raves

Post by ampersand » Mon Dec 17, 2012 9:18 pm

Cannon Beach and Seaside Oregon are less like a Stephen King novel in winter and more like one tidal wave away from Jim Cantore broadcasting from the shoreline.

Rave: Watched Green Bay V Chicago with fans from both teams (yes, at a bar) and see the humilation of the husband wearing a St. Louis Cardinals shirt of shame in front of his wife, a rabid Packers fan. She looks pretty good with a cheesehead.

Rave: They also had English Cricket on.
Rant: I was so excited, I may have left my man bag there. ::shame::

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Post by Deacon » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:16 pm

Shame that you have a murse? Or shame that you left it behind? Or perhaps both?
The follies which a man regrets the most in his life are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity. - Helen Rowland, A Guide to Men, 1922

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Re: Entertaining Rants and Raves

Post by The Cid » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:47 pm

ampersand wrote:I may have left my man bag there.
You can detach yours? And you whipped it out in a bar?
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Re: Entertaining Rants and Raves

Post by ampersand » Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:04 pm

Deacon: Well...both.
Cid: My man bag is half-full, just so you know.

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Re: Entertaining Rants and Raves

Post by FirebirdNC » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:56 am

The Cid wrote: You know, I've always wondered what it was like to live year-round in a seasonal area that makes most of its money from tourism. I'm thinking the winters are a bit like the setting of a Stephen King novel.
On one hand it is nice because it gives us time to recover from working crazy hours and have the roads back. On the other 90% of the restaurants close and a lot of businesses. My deli closes for the season but my other job is year round, so I get to spend the winter looking out a window that is one tumbleweed away from being the set of a ghost town.
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Re: Entertaining Rants and Raves

Post by Rorschach » Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:49 am

My brother has a man bag. Oh, the shame he's brought to our family.

Rave: Christmas telly. This year I am mostly looking forward to The Snowman sequel and, after the excellent Gruffalo animations in the last two years, Julia Donaldson's Room on the Broom.

Also, shouting abuse at the Queen's speech.
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Re: Entertaining Rants and Raves

Post by Rorschach » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:42 pm

Nicola loves a period drama ("Why don't you love me?" "You think I'm fat." "All men are bastards!" etc) so I bought her Downton Abbey for Christmas.

It's set in an English manor house in the years just before WW1 and looks at the relationships between the upper class and their servants. I'm not selling it very well, but it's excellent. It's a BBC joint, so if you can get it on the i-player, I recommend you give it a go.
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Post by Deacon » Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:58 pm

Yes, it's well known on this side of the pond.
The follies which a man regrets the most in his life are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity. - Helen Rowland, A Guide to Men, 1922

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Re: Entertaining Rants and Raves

Post by Rorschach » Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:05 pm

Oh, okay. I usually come into these things hugely late and sometimes forget that fact.
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Re: Entertaining Rants and Raves

Post by The Cid » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:23 pm

Rorschach wrote:Nicola loves a period drama
I think we can create a Fictional TV Timeline starting around the Civil War Reconstruction Period and moving all the way to present day.

Hell on Wheels
Deadwood
Upstairs/Downstairs
Downton Abbey
Boardwalk Empire
Carnivale
Band of Brothers
The Pacific
M*A*S*H
The Hour
Mad Men
The Wonder Years
That 70's Show
Life on Mars
Dallas
Cheers
Twin Peaks
Seinfeld
E.R.
The Sopranos
The Wire
Rescue Me (almost a period piece, even if it was set at the time it was written)
Breaking Bad
The Newsroom

I think that would do it.

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Re: Entertaining Rants and Raves

Post by bagheadinc » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:51 pm

Rave: New Arrested Development starts in May.
Rant: It's not May yet.
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Re: Entertaining Rants and Raves

Post by Deacon » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:30 pm

Rorschach wrote:Nicola loves a period drama
Ugh. I just had a vision of the elevator scene from The Shining.
The follies which a man regrets the most in his life are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity. - Helen Rowland, A Guide to Men, 1922

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Re: Entertaining Rants and Raves

Post by Rorschach » Mon Jan 28, 2013 11:32 am

Rant: The Inbetweeners USA. I'm with the Middle East on this one, I'm afraid. The Great Satan must fall for this.
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