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Tyrphanax

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#1035878
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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ferris209 said:

Tyrphanax said:

I’m going to be very interested to read these posts again in four years.

I still maintain that Trump will not turn out to be the next Hitler nor will he be the great savior. I think when it’s all said and done he will probably be a “meh” president with liberals upset that he wasn’t the catastrophe they rant and rave about and everyone who believed what he said upset that he failed to live up to 95% of his campaign promises.

I more or less agree with regards to Trump himself… I think he’s a bad person, but I doubt we’ll see anything truly groundbreaking one way or the other from him during his time in office (though we will continue to have at least one ridiculous drama or scandal or controversy per day). I’m more interested about his cabinet picks and the Republican-controlled congress.

The right wing has a chance to prove they know what they’re doing with regards to America, and we’ll see if they truly do (or not) in these coming years. They face very little opposition in congress and from the President as well as eventually the supreme court, so it’ll be interesting to see their agendas at (mostly uncontested) work.

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#1035837
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General Star Wars Random Thoughts Thread
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suspiciouscoffee said:

doubleofive said:

doubleofive said:

Does anyone have a screenshot of the shot of Lucas’ pad of paper that just says “STAR WARS EPISODE 1” from one of the documentaries? I need it for comedy.

Looks like its in here, but I can’t get it to load at work.

http://www.starwars.com/video/all-i-need-is-an-idea

EDIT: I guess it’s not in there.

EDIT2: It was from the end of The Beginning, I was able to make my joke:

https://twitter.com/doubleofive/status/821832473424384000

ALLOL

Hah!

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#1035523
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Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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SilverWook said:

Tyrphanax said:

eiyosus said:

There’s an old vacuum commercial with Frank Sinatra (I think) dancing with a vacuum (or maybe it was Singing in the Rain Footage) that they made sometime after Forest Gump pioneered the technology of placing old actors (or JFK, in the case of Forest Gump) in new footage, so they’ve been at it for a while now.

It was Fred Astaire and a Dirt Devil and they got in a lot of trouble with his estate.

Uh, it was his estate that pimped him out while stiffing documentaries and other legit venues of even being able to use film clips of him. Moral of the story, don’t marry a control freak late in life who will whore out your likeness after you’re dead.

Ah, it was his daughter that was upset apparently.

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#1035502
Topic
Rogue One * <em>Spoilers</em> * Thread
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eiyosus said:

There’s an old vacuum commercial with Frank Sinatra (I think) dancing with a vacuum (or maybe it was Singing in the Rain Footage) that they made sometime after Forest Gump pioneered the technology of placing old actors (or JFK, in the case of Forest Gump) in new footage, so they’ve been at it for a while now.

It was Fred Astaire and a Dirt Devil and they got in a lot of trouble with his estate.

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#1034745
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What are you reading?
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NeverarGreat said:

Yeah, no single book could capture everything that the movies captured, you have to pick and choose elements to focus on. For example, Children of the Jedi, despite being heavily derided, provided a wonderful look at how Jedi may have lived before the prequels made them into an oppressive baby-kidnapping cult.

Haha, I read that book so many times because I got it at a library book sale and it was one of the few bits of Star Wars EU I owned, all of which I read until it was dogeared and crumbling.

At the time, it was really deeply interesting to see remnants of the Old Republic.

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#1034679
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Lurkers Name suggestions (Come On Lurkers JOIN IN!)
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dahmage said:

Tyrphanax said:

R2.0-D2.0

The rest may also apply, but to a lesser degree.

isn’t that a Bib Fortuna line? (r tow-a d tow-a) (sorry, don’t know how it was really pronounced, and can’t figure out how to find a script by googling when i don’t know how to phonetically spell what i am searching for.)

I believe that’s how Threepio introduces Artoo to Jabba, actually.

pushes up his nerd glasses and snaps his suspenders

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#1034669
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Video Game Thread
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ray_afraid said:

The Nintendo Switch looks great.
Breath of the Wild looks fantastic even though I don’t like the voice acting in the trailer.

Yup to all.

I haven’t been excited about a console in about 20 years.

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#1034423
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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DuracellEnergizer said:

Tyrphanax said:

TV’s Frink said:

DuracellEnergizer said:

As creator of this thread, can I ban frevious from posting here? His histrionics add nothing of worth to a discussion.

I’d PM a mod and ask. It’s a legitimate question.

You could just make a rule against fatalistic, sky-is-falling posts?

Why didn’t I think of that in the first place? *d’oh*

I have gone and added Warb’s rules from his own failed “Politics 2” thread to the opening post. In there is this specific rule:

No ridiculous doom saying (like all non-Trump supporters will be rounded up and executed)

If frevious continues with his schtick here and I catch him, I will report him.

Sounds reasonable.

Good work, team!

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#1034267
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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I can’t wait until we’re all straight up fuckin’ dead as soon as the clock strikes 12 on inauguration day.

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#1034259
Topic
The Force Awakens: Official Review Thread - ** SPOILERS **
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Handman said:

Tyrphanax said:

Considering The Clone Wars is canon and considering what we learned about Obi-Wan and women during that series, I like to think he wouldn’t have any children.

Trying to keep spoilers to a minimum there.

This is a spoiler thread and I have no intention of watching the animated shows, please spill the beans. Or PM me. I need to know.

PM sent!

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