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dahmage said:

moviefreakedmind said:

chyron8472 said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

paja said:

Today’s that Polish holiday where you’re supposed to eat a bunch of donuts.

Fat Tuesday is next week.

I’m going to abstain from video games for Lent.

I thought you weren’t catholic.

Lent is observed by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lent

I always thought it was only observed by Catholics. I’m opposed to it. My goals are to work as little as possible and to experience as much personal enjoyment as possible. Sacrificing things conflicts heavily with those goals.

The Person in Question

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moviefreakedmind said:

dahmage said:

moviefreakedmind said:

chyron8472 said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

paja said:

Today’s that Polish holiday where you’re supposed to eat a bunch of donuts.

Fat Tuesday is next week.

I’m going to abstain from video games for Lent.

I thought you weren’t catholic.

Lent is observed by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lent

I always thought it was only observed by Catholics. I’m opposed to it. My goals are to work as little as possible and to experience as much personal enjoyment as possible. Sacrificing things conflicts heavily with those goals.

That assumes certain things some might sacrifice are ultimately fulfilling. That they “spark joy”, as it were.

I’m getting a little burned out on my games, and I listen too much to audiobooks when I’m at home instead of interacting more with my wife and daughter. So I thought I’d give them up for Lent.

I’m not Catholic, nor Methodist or any of those on that Wikipedia page. My wife’s parents are Methodist, though, and I thought trying to break my screen-related addictions (at least temporarily) in favor of more fulfilling things sounded like a good idea.

TV’s Frink said:

chyron just put a big Ric pic in your sig and be done with it.

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moviefreakedmind said:

dahmage said:

moviefreakedmind said:

chyron8472 said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

paja said:

Today’s that Polish holiday where you’re supposed to eat a bunch of donuts.

Fat Tuesday is next week.

I’m going to abstain from video games for Lent.

I thought you weren’t catholic.

Lent is observed by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lent

I always thought it was only observed by Catholics. I’m opposed to it. My goals are to work as little as possible and to experience as much personal enjoyment as possible. Sacrificing things conflicts heavily with those goals.

Trump sock confirmed.

“I believe in copyright, within limited precincts. But I also believe in fair use, public domain, and especially transformation.” — David Shields

“To be good and lead a good life means to give to others more than one takes from them.” — Leo Tolstoy

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DuracellEnergizer said:

moviefreakedmind said:

dahmage said:

moviefreakedmind said:

chyron8472 said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

paja said:

Today’s that Polish holiday where you’re supposed to eat a bunch of donuts.

Fat Tuesday is next week.

I’m going to abstain from video games for Lent.

I thought you weren’t catholic.

Lent is observed by https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lent

I always thought it was only observed by Catholics. I’m opposed to it. My goals are to work as little as possible and to experience as much personal enjoyment as possible. Sacrificing things conflicts heavily with those goals.

Trump sock confirmed.

Brutal!

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Biggs in ANH edit idea
ROTJ opening edit idea

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It’s easily the most boring of the Roger Moore Bonds in my opinion.

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Ernst Stavros Blofeld sock detected. 😉

Seriously though, could even 007 get away with dispatching a wheelchair bound villain in today’s PC world?

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

Where were you in '77?

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SilverWook said:

Ernst Stavros Blofeld sock detected. 😉

I still love it, I just don’t think that Moore’s Bond was suited well for the gritty, grounded scripts. I also tend to gravitate towards the sillier Bond films anyway.

Seriously though, could even 007 get away with dispatching a wheelchair bound villain in today’s PC world?

I think it would depend on how evil the villain was established to be. If he just shot him in a gunfight, e.g. like he did to Stromburg in Spy Who Loved Me, then it’d probably be okay. If he chased him down, picked him up, and threw him from a high height then probably not.

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I think they felt they had to dial it back right after Moonraker. It was either that or Bond starts fighting aliens. 😉

originaltrilogy.com Moderator

Where were you in '77?

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In that sense For Your Eyes Only may be the most important Bond film, at least after the Connery era. I’m glad they felt the need to scale things back, even if they toned down the camp a little too much for my taste. I like Moonraker better, but I think that it would’ve ruined the series if they kept heading that way. Honestly, I really want to watch FYEO now. 😃

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Now that I’m thinking about it, I think that FYEO suffers most from a very weak villain and villain plot. Julian Glover and Charles Dance are great actors but they don’t have much character to work with. I would’ve enjoyed at least a Dr. No or Goldfinger style villain. Glover’s character really does just feel like some guy that’s up to no good. Not much of a Bond villain. Living Daylights has a similar problem with its villains.

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moviefreakedmind said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

moviefreakedmind said:

CHEWBAKAspelledwrong said:

Moonraker sucks

It does if you expect nothing but the utmost realism from your James Bond movies, which seems to be your case.

I don’t think any Bond movie meets that standard.

E.g., I’m quite fond of the Sky Who Loved Me as well

If the sky really loved me then the sun wouldn’t be so goddamned bright all the time.

Hence past tense

TV’s Frink said:

I would put this in my sig if I weren’t so lazy.