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Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #320 on: 08-10-2013 22:36 »

56, not too bad. Thanks to my dad, I've seen some of those classics.
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« Reply #321 on: 08-11-2013 02:20 »


56? FIFTY-SIX???

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« Reply #322 on: 08-11-2013 04:23 »

Now that's all I can think about!

So it was incredibly boring at work and I went through the entire list with my coworker, who happens to be 72. Her score was around 125, nearly half the movies. I doubt my number was any more than 20.
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« Reply #323 on: 08-11-2013 05:47 »

I only got a 43, so I really need to see some of those. I had heard of basically all of them and seen snippets of most, but somehow haven't gotten around to actually watching many in their entirety.
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« Reply #324 on: 08-11-2013 07:49 »

84! Although there were entire rows that I was embarrassed to not have seen. Some of them I know a lot about but haven't actually watched. That was fun.
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« Reply #325 on: 08-11-2013 08:01 »

...Although there were entire rows that I was embarrassed to not have seen.

Same here.  Treasures of the Sierra Madre, in particular.  I always peel a little pang of guilt whenever I'm goofing around and deliberately mangle a quote from that movie big grin

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« Reply #326 on: 08-11-2013 19:14 »

If I mentioned some of the ones that I've seen parts of but not the whole movie, you'd shit your pants with disgrace, Tachy.
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« Reply #327 on: 08-11-2013 19:53 »

56? FIFTY-SIX???

Aww man, now that's all I can think about!

I doubt my number was any more than 20.

Mine was thirty, so I suppose you are in acceptable company.
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« Reply #328 on: 08-11-2013 20:47 »

I got 127; it is approximate as there are a few I omitted as I'm not sure I've seen them and a few I included even though it is possible I just saw most of the film.
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« Reply #329 on: 08-14-2013 23:23 »
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I revisited my childhood briefly last night, looking up the intro to this old kids show back in 2002 called "Andy Pandy". Now I've got the damn theme song stuck in my head. >:|
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« Reply #330 on: 08-17-2013 02:53 »

42... Though to be fair, I've always been more of a tv person than a film person. I rarely ever feel like committing myself to 90+ minutes of watching something non-stop.
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« Reply #331 on: 08-17-2013 13:24 »

Oh, NOW I see what all these random numbers are about...

I got 39. Yes, a lot of those movies are old. No, I was not born 20 years earlier. Otherwise I probably would have a higher score. >_>
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« Reply #332 on: 08-21-2013 11:25 »

I only got 46, much of which I owe to the films class I took last summer.  I somehow don't feel less cultured because I didn't see Inglorious Basterds though.
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« Reply #333 on: 08-21-2013 11:37 »

I only got 46, much of which I owe to the films class I took last summer.  I somehow don't feel less cultured because I didn't see Inglorious Basterds though.

You should.
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« Reply #334 on: 08-21-2013 11:54 »

Make me.
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« Reply #335 on: 08-21-2013 12:41 »

But how else will you get a totally factual, accurate look at WW2? frown
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« Reply #336 on: 08-21-2013 19:00 »

I'unno.  Video games?
JoshTheater

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« Reply #337 on: 08-21-2013 21:29 »

Of course you shouldn't feel less cultured, but it is a very enjoyable movie. Not high art, but good entertainment.
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« Reply #338 on: 08-21-2013 21:43 »

I only got 46, much of which I owe to the films class I took last summer.  I somehow don't feel less cultured because I didn't see Inglorious Basterds though.

Well, at least you beat me: I only scored a 27--and that's even counting movies that I only have a vague recollection of possibly seeing at some point in primary or secondary school, and movies that I have only seen three-fourths of, and movies that I have caught on cable several times at different points in their run-times so that collectively, in a patchwork sort of way, I've probably seen them in their entirety. Cultured, indeed.
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« Reply #339 on: 08-21-2013 23:02 »

I got 156, most of them are a lot older
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« Reply #340 on: 08-23-2013 08:48 »

I hadn't even heard of some of the films in that list.

Though, moving back to something beloved which we've ALL heard of: What's your favourite Paddy the Pelican episode? smile
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« Reply #341 on: 08-24-2013 05:39 »

My curiosity got the best of me, so I just watched two episodes of Paddy the Pelican, and I think "Two Wet Bears" was better than "Piggy Bank Robbery."
That laughter at the beginning of the episodes is so creepy, though.  wtf?
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« Reply #342 on: 08-24-2013 05:52 »

... Wait, this actually exists?! eek
Anna3000

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« Reply #343 on: 08-24-2013 06:52 »

Yes, I found them on YouTube; I think they're actually a little disturbing.  smile

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« Reply #344 on: 08-24-2013 08:00 »

But... but I made Paddy the Pelican up. The name and everything? confused
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« Reply #345 on: 08-24-2013 08:21 »

Sure you did. Like you did with Scarecrow while receiving a phone call not from current, but all the other presidents, Paddy! If that's even a real pelican...
Beamer

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« Reply #346 on: 08-24-2013 08:28 »

No, really, I did. This is freaking me the fuck out. eek
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« Reply #347 on: 08-24-2013 09:07 »

Wait, you'd never heard of that classic show?

Oh boy, I remember the time Paddy got too drunk and fish were jumping into his mouth...good stuff.
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« Reply #348 on: 08-24-2013 12:31 »

Remember that episode where Paddy got blackout-drunk one night and drove himself home?  Then in the morning he found blood and damage on the front bumper of his car at about the same time that he was notified of a fatal hit-and-run of a pedestrian.  Paddy then spent the day hiding the evidence and dodging calls from the other prosecuting attorneys in his office until he got a call from his mistress.  She played Paddy a voicemail message from him on that night.  The message he drunkenly left for her revealed that he had actually hit a dog, not a person.  The shock of the experience convinced Paddy that he needed to go to rehab for his alcoholism.

Oh wait, that was an episode of Boomtown.
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« Reply #349 on: 08-27-2013 18:36 »

http://insidetv.ew.com/2013/08/26/syfy-orders-12-monkeys-pilot/

Really not sure if/how this would work as a series
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« Reply #350 on: 08-28-2013 02:21 »

[Insert Quantum Leap joke here]
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« Reply #351 on: 08-29-2013 05:38 »

But... but I made Paddy the Pelican up. The name and everything? confused
Sure you did. Like you did with Scarecrow while receiving a phone call not from current, but all the other presidents, Paddy! If that's even a real pelican...
No, really, I did. This is freaking me the fuck out. eek

Sorry to dredge this back up, but were you being serious about making it up? Had you really never heard of it before, and the fact the show actually existed is just a very bizarre coincidence?
Beamer

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« Reply #352 on: 08-29-2013 06:26 »

No, I knew about it. I found it by Googling "worst shows ever made." tongue
Anna3000

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« Reply #353 on: 08-29-2013 06:30 »

Ah, okay.  smile Sorry, I'm often very gullible.  big grin
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« Reply #354 on: 09-06-2013 03:00 »

A channel called Fox has started here this (or last) year and it now started to show Futurama. Funny thing is that it can't show The Simpsons (well, I think it can't).
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« Reply #355 on: 09-06-2013 08:04 »

Not enough episodes for syndication yet, eh?
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« Reply #356 on: 09-06-2013 09:14 »

Interesting little link I found on facebook:

IMDB Movie Challenge

I got 112, though there are some, that I like Tweek, omitted due to the fact that I'm unsure whether I saw the whole film or not.  I was well aware of over 3/4ths of the list though, and probably aware of what all happened in the films in about 3/5ths of the list.

I think I filled in at least one movie for every row, and I noticed films I had seen but not in a long while... weird things like A Streetcar Named Desire, which arguably I have no business watching.  I didn't click on any Charlie Chaplin or Clint Eastwood movies, though I like both, so maybe I should correct that.  I should also watch more Studio Ghibli movies, especially Grave of the Fireflies.  It's an excellent list, although 1/10th of the list is comprised of things that came out in the last 5 years.  I don't plan on seeing toy story 3 anytime soon.  My favorite to click though: Seven Samurai.  Could be the greatest film ever made.
Quantum Neutrino Field

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« Reply #357 on: 09-10-2013 22:15 »


30 Reused Movie Props



Not enough episodes for syndication yet, eh?
Syn-di-ca-tion...? Sounds too American...
Tachyon

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« Reply #358 on: 09-10-2013 22:31 »


That's a great list, Quantum.  I especially liked:

(clicky)


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« Reply #359 on: 09-10-2013 22:37 »

So, am I the only one who thinks that there should be more televised Sock Puppet shows? Imagine- Sifting through hundreds of crappy channels, wishing each one would be eaten by a hungry obese man, when suddenly- You land on The Sock Puppet Show Channel! You stare creepily in to Sock Brad Pitt's soul, scream in horrified terror at Sock Danny DeVito's bald head, and even vomit at the mere sight of Sock Mike Meyers unbearable hideousness.

It would change modern Television as we Know It!
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