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#80975
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The Star Wars Kid...
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Originally posted by: Bossk
I'm really surprised that Gyslain's lastname has not made it out into public record quite as easily as the videos. Considering that his classmates were the ones who proliferated the original video, you'd think they'd throw out his entire name for maximum embarrassment factor.


His surname surfaced at the same time as the vid did but must have bee supressed or forgotten, perhaps some sneaky bugger deleted the Jedi archives (easy to do seeing as how there's no paper books left, I'd have much rather seen Stormtroopers burning old Jedi texts... but I'm way off on a tangent now.)

The poor kid's name is Ghyslain Raza from Canada. He had to drop out of school because of the attention. It's still funny though.
 
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#78703
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My Generation Rocks!!
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Yeah Takeshi's Castle is great fun.

You should check out Takeshi Kitano's seriously violent films like Brother, HanaBi (Fireworks), Violent Cop and Zatoichi. He's a fantastic director and storyteller.

He's also known as 'Beat' Takeshi when he performs standup but I've never seen any of his standup stuff. He's also a prolific writer.
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#78627
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My Generation Rocks!!
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I wish I could say that I remember when the sex was dirty and the air was clean but those two have been switcherooed for longer than I can recall.

My generation had Disco and Punk. The Fourth Doctor. A fear of the water based on a certain film. The deaths of Elvis Presley, John Lennon and Jim Henson to deal with. The Mad Max trilogy and the revitalised Aussie film industry. The one true Superman thanks to Christopher Reeve, Richard Donner and Mario Puzo. American Werewolf In London, Ghosbusters, The Evil Dead, Back to the Future. My generation remembers V. My generation remembers when Brian Cox was Michael Mann's 'Hannibal Lekter'. We had "We Are The World" and "Heal The World", the stupefyingly rediculous and moronic 'Star Wars' weapons platform in orbit program, the breaking reports of Chernobyl, getting up early in the morning to watch the space shuttle Challenger launch only to be transfixed in horror, the end of the Cold War, Gaza, Shiites, Muslim fundamentalists versus Christian fundamentalists in a battle to the death of us all, the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Space Race. Slashers in the form of Leatherface, Michael Myers, Jason Voorhees, Freddy Krueger, Charles 'Chucky' Lee Ray and the deconstruction and revitalisation of the genre thanks to Kevin Williamson. Milli Vanilli and Vanilla Ice. Thalidomide, AIDS, HIV, corporate greed and globalisation, stolen elections, terrorism and neocons erecting a Theocracy where once stood a great nation built on the ideals of Freedom and Liberty for ALL. Remakes of films we saw in theatres on their first run plus remakes of bad political decisions such as the stupefyingly rediculous and moronic 'Star Wars' weapons platform in orbit program. Two times the Bush two times the Gulf War and two times the terror. LPs to CDs to DVDs, the introduction of home microwaves, BBS and the internet. My generation also has the ability to remember when rap meant something and when the right to political expression was free and available to all. We remember when music had lyrics and not just sampled and stolen beats from better songs for credibility.

My generation remembers watching Star Wars in the cinema and we remember the film as it was and always should be not as it is now.
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#77101
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The Next Superman
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Rick McCallum is one of the world's best Line Producers but he is no Producer.

Jerry Bruckheimer is a Producer

Gale Anne Hurd is a Producer

GARY KURTZ is a Producer.

In a nutshell a Line Producer makes sure everything gets done on time and and to budget while negotiating other locations in the shooting schedule when things go pear-shaped. Rick McCallum is extraordinarily capable in this role but to be a producer you have to have these skills plus the skills of a creative talent. (Good) Producers are the glue that hold a project together, they can offer helpful suggestions on shots, character, story, location, Actors etcetera. A good producer is sometimes more responsible for a finished film than the Writers or Director/s. In the case of large studio films where the producer shepherds the project through all stages of development he or she is often more integral and less replacable than the chosen director.

In this sense George Lucas is the real producer these days having stepped up his role from Executive Producer on the OT after he parted ways with the enormously talented Gary Kurtz. (Seriously if Kurtz had produced the PT film no-one would have any complaints.)

But the credits on LFL films have always been iffy as GL's not a member of the DGA or the WGA and so can choose to create credits or omit them at will. This is the case with the writing credits on ANH as much as with yes-man McCallum's overblown position.

By the way if anyone doubts that Gary Kurtz would have saved the Prequel Trilogy from farce and the weight of its own hubris then they are either ill-informed or just plain kidding themselves.


Now onto Superman, the latest casting rumour appears to have one-time Superman contender Jude Law taking over from Terence Stamp as General Zod, (or perhaps a relative? Gog??)
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#76936
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My Generation Rocks!!
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Originally posted by: Darth Chaltab
Wow. That is just sad. Do these people really think that Bush's reelection was something that needs to be apologized for? Hello! We Kept JOHN F KERRY out of the whitehouse. I think the world should be thanking us.
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Wow. November 2004 may well by the best month in history. Bush got re-elected, We're taking Falujjha, Yassir Arafat is dying, Jak3, Halo2, Rachet and Clank UYA, GTA;San Andreas,Metroid Prime II, The Nintendo DS, my brohter's Birthday, and Thanksgiving. All in the same month. Wow. Wow again.


Ugh.


Oh yes little Ali Ismail Abbas happily liberated from his limbs and family thanks you for re-electing "The War President".

I'm sure his parents and sister would want to thank you too, except they're dead.
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#76415
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Star Wars Comic Discussion
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I assume we're talking about 'Star Wars' comics here, coz if not then I'm gonna say The Walking Dead is my favourite sereis at the moment.

But if we're talking Star Wars then I liked Star Wars Tales quarterly until the revamp, it sucks now, but it was awesome before.

I'd like to see more of the Infinities line focusing on Infinities versions of The Prequels, you know like "What If... The Prequels were good films?".

I also want to see more Manga adaptations of the films. They released the OT and TPM but so far no sign of AOTC or any indication of ROTS, I guess the Nihon artists give about as much of a crap as I do these days.

Dark Empire I was good and the Zahn books made great comics, as did Splinter Of The Mind's Eye.

So far Underworld : The Yavin Vassilika has been my absolute favourite series for art and story. Carlos Meglia rules.

All of the early Tales Of The Jedi were cool I just wish they'd make a comic series out of that videogame Knights Of The Old Republic, I'd buy that in a second.

Empire #14 The Savage Heart was amazingly cool. If they ever decide to more Vader stories I hope they're like this one.

The Darklighter storyline from Empire #8-9, 12 and 15 was good as was To the Last Man from Empire #16-18.

I really liked the character of the 'Rockabilly Spaceman' BoSheck in Empire #23 : The Bravery of Being Out of Range. I'd like to see more of him.

And I'm looking forward to Empire #27 because as I said my friend Nic drew it.
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#75759
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Video of George Bush Misleading America
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I believe you mean George Orwell. And while it is true that George Orwell was in opposition to liberal thought his writings show an extraordinarily prescient world the rules of which can be applied to the Patriot Act 2 and the Bush 2 aministration.

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Responding to a suggestion Kerry made that Bush lost his focus on capturing Osama bin Laden, the president said, "Gosh, I just don't think I ever said I'm not worried about Osama bin Laden."

Although Kerry didn't provide the full context, in March 2002, Bush said:

"I truly am not that concerned about him," Bush said of bin Laden, according to a White House transcript. "I know he is on the run. I was concerned about him when he had taken over a country."


Here is the exact question asked to Bush and his answer:

Q But don't you believe that the threat that bin Laden posed won't truly be eliminated until he is found either dead or alive?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, as I say, we haven't heard much from him. And I wouldn't necessarily say he's at the center of any command structure. And, again, I don't know where he is. I -- I'll repeat what I said. I truly am not that concerned about him. I know he is on the run. I was concerned about him, when he had taken over a country. I was concerned about the fact that he was basically running Afghanistan and calling the shots for the Taliban.

But once we set out the policy and started executing the plan, he became -- we shoved him out more and more on the margins. He has no place to train his al Qaeda killers anymore. And if we -- excuse me for a minute -- and if we find a training camp, we'll take care of it. Either we will or our friends will. That's one of the things -- part of the new phase that's becoming apparent to the American people is that we're working closely with other governments to deny sanctuary, or training, or a place to hide, or a place to raise money.

And we've got more work to do. See, that's the thing the American people have got to understand, that we've only been at this six months. This is going to be a long struggle. I keep saying that; I don't know whether you all believe me or not. But time will show you that it's going to take a long time to achieve this objective. And I can assure you, I am not going to blink. And I'm not going to get tired. Because I know what is at stake. And history has called us to action, and I am going to seize this moment for the good of the world, for peace in the world and for freedom.


I'm well aware of the dangers of taking a quote or an action or photograph out of context and using it to make an inductive leap to illustrate a point but the fact is that Bush still said what Kerry asserted that he said.

Anyway you're right the election is over and it's time to stock up on nuclear winter provisions and crucifixes in case of random inspections by Holy officers enforcing, an as yet theoretical, "Christian Act" legislation.
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#75107
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Jokes thread : Reloaded
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That's a good one.

I did a search for humourous stuff lampooning both sides and the antiBush stuff was generally smarter and funnier than the mud from the other side. But them I am biased. There were a few funny jokes at the dems or Kerry's expense and I've included them here also.

This one's from last time but I'm sure Jeb's made the Florida ballots a bit easier this time including only the option of Bush.
http://www.technoangel.net/thecourt/misc/ballot.jpg

Here's hoping this isn't TIME's next edition.
http://www.allfunpix.com/humor/election/pix/timemaga.jpg

http://www.erikandanna.com/Humor/images/BushCheney.jpg

http://dennisslade.com/humor/masterrace.jpg

http://www.mindspring.com/~allancarter/Humor/algore_mastercard_ad.jpg

http://livingbeing.com/bush-junk/bush_evolution2.jpg

http://www.nodo50.org/paremoslaguerra/images/bush.gif

And oldie but a goodie.
http://www.peterfengler.de/main/bush_or_chimp.jpg

http://www.newyorkish.com/newyorkish/bushposters.gif

A pretty good similarity.
http://www.winnelliott.com/img/pyle-kerry.jpg

This one's just disturbing.
http://www.nasa-sports.com/images/Kerrydress.jpg

There's less nudity in this one than the above but it is ** just awful**, look away!
http://www.martinek.us/humor/newhire.jpg

Clinton dedicates two new national monuments.
http://www.tech-sol.net/humor/monument.jpg

http://www.tech-sol.net/humor/KFC.JPG
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#74680
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EpIII Teaser Poster
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Well He is 'everywhere', I'm sure even at Taco Bell.

Back on tpoic the poster sucks but then in that respect it's representative of the film itself I'm sure.

The fake teaser poster a while back, whilst not being professional or polished was a far sight more in keeping with the supposed throughline of the film and the series. Whereas this poster is just amaturish and 'try-hard-y'.

We all know what it's going for but it just doesn't quite achieve the desired effect. It's like a thumbnail variation on a concept that was taken to proposal level where it should have been given extensive notes and sent back to the drawing board.

The idea is good and the fake teaser poster had the same idea done better.

The composition is poor and the execution of the 'hidden' image is just bad, it looks like a rush job.

It's interesting to note that fans can do better posters than LFL and better DVD transfers al beit from inferior sources, better stories with the novels and comics and tighter editing of the films themselves with fanedits.

Next up a totally fan produced version of the Prequel Trilogy to match the Original Trilogy films in acting effects and sprit and replace the LFL versions of the PT altogether.
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#74533
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Star Wars Empire issue #27
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Hey guys buy this issue it was pencilled and inked by one of my closest friends the stunning Nicola Scott.

Empire #27
Writer:    Ron Marz
Artist:    Nicola Scott
Cover Artist:    Tommy Lee Edwards
Format:    Comic
Details:    32 pages - $2.99 US
Published:    November 3, 2004
Publisher:    Dark Horse

Luke Skywalker is a pilot for the Rebel Alliance and a Jedi-in-training, but when a Rebel intel team gets pinned down by an unexpected Imperial patrol Luke receives an unexpected promotion-to General! It's all part of Commander Narra's plan to enlist the aid of an unexpected ally that could turn the tables on the Imperials.

Nic was filling in for Adriana Melo on the the second of a two part arc so you'll have to buy issue #26 also and you might as well buy issue #28 too because Boba Fett's on the cover.

Come on guys support a Sydney girl.
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#74424
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Video of George Bush Misleading America
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Of course I don't want to see the American economy crumble, although if it dips a bit it is good for me because it means I can buy more American crap to fill my house with.

And crumble it would if any president dared take action against the Saudis, which is why it'll never ever happen (unless of course we no longer have need of their oil).

But it might be a risk worth taking in the long run if it's even possible.

We've kind of slipped away again from the fun that this topic was supposed to be, you have that effect sometimes, but I would like to know what you're using as the basis for your belief that Kerry is unfit to lead America.

I really would like to know upon what you are basing this claim.

And would it kill you to post some kind of fun video poking fun at Kerry or Bush or whomever you like while your at it?
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#74409
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Video of George Bush Misleading America
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Terrorists are not born, as you seem to think, but rather made. Imperialistic American interventionism in the Middle East is creating more terrorists for the next generation than are being stopped now.

Terrorism is an act of desperation by people who feel they've run out of options, it's not a career choice. I am not defending the despicable actions taken by desperate people but the way you see the situation is so far from the truth that it would almost be amusing if only you were the only person who thought that way Chaltab. There are extremists on both sides but naturally having swallowed the party line you're willing to paint the many with the actions of the visible few. And I suppose it's easy enough to do if you never bother to look into things beyond what you've been told to believe and I can see how that would lead to someone just repeating what they've been told as the fact of the matter. As if either side can see the truth from where they're standing.

Unfortunately if this war was designed to rid the world of fanatics you will see that in twenty years it will have succeeded only in doing the opposite.

I don't feel sorry for terrorists, but I do feel sorry for the children of today who will one day become terrorists.

Apart from the few Islamic extremists you speak of with their Fatwas and Jihads most terrorists are ordinary people pushed to the limit and then taken advantage of by these groups which yes must be destroyed so go after the source Saudi Arabia if you think you can handle the economic consequences.
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#74358
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Video of George Bush Misleading America
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Wow you just don't get it do you?

Of course terrorists are super dumb motherfucking cunts who deserve nothing more than to be ground into a fine paste and reconstitiuted so that they can be reground all over again for a million years.

And when I am comparing one side to the other all I am saying is that you're all the fucking same not you and the terrorists but you and your ideological others.

Which side's beliefs are based on a "ridiculous religion"? Rediculous to you, and to them your beliefs are rediculous and to me you're both twats for believing fairytales and using them as an excuse to justify the killing of the unbelievers.

To them YOU are the terrorists, do you fucking get it yet kid?

By the way I'm sick and tired of infantile right wingers asserting that us liberals like terrorism and hate freedom. Who the fuck do you think you are? No moral compass? Give me a break, if you can't understand a post then have the decency to admit it and maybe someone could spell it out for you.