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#1034299
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An American Icon is no more.
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Though it’s a shame to see the death of an American icon, I hope this leaves more room for smaller circus acts to pop up. It is my understanding that circus culture - carneys, families traveling together, etc. - is still at least partially alive.

Still, to see the iconic circus go down is definitely unfortunate.

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#1014291
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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lol.

This place is such a fucking shitshow. I don’t even know why I come back time after time (and I do). I am only logging in to let it be known that this is, like, my opinion man.

I’ll give Fo credit for one thing: this is 100% Frink’s Off-Topic, and he’s gotten away with so much backseat modding it’s hilarious. He’s like the roaches at a roach motel–benign and ultimately to be expected, but occasionally (more and more so recently) annoying.

People need to get over themselves. Christ. This is just the interwebs.

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#1006461
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Last movie seen
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I know the most about Star Wars. Which is to say, I know more about it (and to a lesser extent ESB and ROTJ) than I do about any other film. It’s the reason I have an eye for filmmaking tricks in film, special effects involved or not, at all.

Favorite =/= best. Star Wars might be my favorite film, but it isn’t the best one I’ve ever seen.

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#1005603
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Source of the sample videos on starwars.com?
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I fail to understand why this is still a discussion. This is actually a fairly common practice–it’s akin to an animation studio using a cel frame instead of a still from the finished movie in advertising.

Never have I met a fandom so desperate to grasp for straws as this one. It’s brought us great things, but oh boy do people get excited over nothing 'round these parts.

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#997291
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Last movie seen
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^Yeah, it’s pretty fun. Definitely nails the mood of an 80s DTV movie better than I expected.

The Sting

I enjoyed this movie quite a bit, though I found it hard to follow at time (I was rather tired when I threw it on.) The cast is a more-than-fun ensemble and for that reason, even if I couldn’t remember the characters’ names, it didn’t matter as long as I kept track of what their role was. I think this is the first Paul Newman film I’ve seen (outside of a filmed version of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, in which, he’s a fantastic narrator.) Always fun to see Robert Redford during his heyday as well. And I certainly got a chuckle out of the various mattes they used to hide the fact that they filmed in and around the Hippodrome at the Santa Monica Pier – big part of my early childhood was spent down there.

I don’t know if I could recommend it but I certainly did like it. 7/10 on my scale, would watch again with the right company.

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#990302
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Bad Wax Figures
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SilverWook said:

How many seedy/creepy wax museums are left these days? Madame Tussauds seems to have a worldwide franchise thing going. I wish I had visited Movieland Wax Museum before it closed. It had elaborate set pieces it placed it’s figures in.

The Hollywood Wax Museum is filled with some gems of so-bad-it’s-good, as well as some genuinely impressive ones. Haven’t been in years myself, though, so it’s probably changed quite a bit.

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#988643
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Raiders of the Lost Ark HDTV 35mm LPP regrade
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^That’s on the WOWOW too. I think it’s just how the scene was filmed. People seem to be confusing “regrade to theatrical” with “perfect balance everywhere” these days…

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#988262
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Your Opinion on Me
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There does run the risk of Special Snowflake Syndrome™, but with the right approach it works out. Sometimes kids need that boost to really go for their passions, fixations, whathaveyou.

Sorry for taking this so off-topic. I like talking about this sort of thing.

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#988257
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Your Opinion on Me
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^Which is how my folks approached it as well. Note I said it’s done me a lot of good. I’d venture most of my IRL friends are on the spectrum to a certain degree. I’m constantly grappling with how I feel about it as an adult, more than a lot of my other associates with the same issues, but it has nothing to do with the way I was raised. Good on you, Frink.

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#988254
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Your Opinion on Me
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Handman said:

Oh hey, me too.

While that gives you a little more klout in speaking such way… there could have been a better way to phrase it. Though I will say I think you were more polite than Jeebus, who has since [REDACTED].

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#988232
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Your Opinion on Me
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Disclaimer: I generally see Aspergers as a handicap I work to overcome, so I’m overly sensitive. It’s done me a lot of good in my life, but makes what comes natural to others difficult for me.

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#988229
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Your Opinion on Me
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Telling anyone that the way you’ve approached it is an insult, or at least immature. Like it or not, speaking as someone with Aspergers himself, when diagnosed by a total stranger–it is rude as hell.

Don’t be a dickwad just because someone’s a little odd. Unfortunately that’s just how it goes.

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#988207
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Your Opinion on Me
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I think people are continually and unnecessarily cruel to you. But I probably missed when your posts were less thought out.

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#987536
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'97 vs. '04 (and '11) - Your preference?
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It also doesn’t help that “how is it possible?” is said by modern James Earl Jones. The voice is there, but the filters are night and day between the rest of his dialogue in the movie let alone the scene.

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#987533
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Random Thoughts
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I work with elementary schoolers now.

It is very easy to tell which ones think they’re God’s Gift to the World™ and were probably raised thus far to think so. And I’m getting flashbacks to when I was in elementary myself. No specific kids give me a reaction akin to one particular bully I had but the personality types are all there.

Wonderful kids except for a few though.

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#985259
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Why Frink Reserved the 42nd Anniversary "OOT Release?" Thread
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Believe it or not I might have just scrolled through the monkey dick because I don’t remember seeing it. I’m so used to all those (unfortunately popular) Harambe memes that if I wasn’t paying close enough attention I could easily write it off as that.

If that’s what was posted, then… yeah. No comparison between dumb .gifs and that. Whoops.

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#984538
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Random Thoughts
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This place makes less and less sense than ever before.

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