Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Dharmalars: Caveman Party!

"The Lars": Episode 5 - Happy Independence/Canada Day from the Dharmalars! Join Ralph and Ben as they review 3 films, give a couple of very different dvd suggestions and debate the Sixth Chapter in the Star Wars Saga! Ralph Begs for votes and Ben offers up a television suggestion. PLUS, Big news concerning the LOST Panel at Comic Con 2007.

GOLDEN TICKET PRIZES ANNOUNCED!

playlist:
End Titles (ID4)- David Arnold
American Idiot- Green Day
American Woman- The Guess Who
America- Spinal Tap
American in Bali- Martin Denny
Checkered Flag- Combustible Edison

Click Here to Listen:
Caveman Party!

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memphish said...

First! And probably the only still at home on the 4th.

Holli

casey_donahue said...

ralph, listening to the show i get where you are coming from, I was just going in looking for something else, its not that i didnt enjoy it, I was just looking for a well rounded film, but its a popcorn movie.

let us know what happened to who on the second viewing, it got to be so crazy in that movie that I had a tough time figuring out what was happening, i think the idea was to make the viewer feel like they were caught up in the battle but i agree with ben, at least 1 establishing shot would have been nice

stephsmith said...

Yay. TLI, Lars, and Ramblecast all at the same time. I will be totally ignoring my guests today.
This is a comment in reference to TLI. I believe the big deal of the Jennifer Aniston guest spot on Dirt was made more popular due to the kiss she and Courtney Cox shared.
I have an actual Lost question. Please exlain what the purpose of Desmond going back in time was.

elias said...

Classy.

Love Top Secret! and Brick.

Nobody can convince me that Jedi isn't good but I prefer the original Ewok song.

Mike Campbell said...

Guten Tag!!! Hope everyone in the US is having a good Indy day aka my birthday :)

Its 10pm here and Lost isn't on. But there is a Das Swifter ad on a lot so i guess thats good. I am going to write a mini travel report in my blogspot if any one wants to waste some time. Hope all is well!

stephsmith said...

OMG, ghostwatch that was as entertaining as the Lars.
I hated Brick but I haven't ran across anyone else who shares my opinion.
Do you mean there are people out there who've not seen Top Secret?
I have mixed emotions on Return of the Jedi. One on hand, it was made for children. On the other, I just so happened to be one when it was released. But to rewatch it? I'd rather see Empire.

stephsmith said...

Happy Birthday Mike! Have a nice time.

Why was the title Caveman Party? I think I missed something.

Anonymous said...

Stephanie - i also hated Brick but i didn't want to be a negative-nancy by poo-pooing every movie beloved by the blogspot.
i don't understand the point of setting a noir in a modern highschool if the tropes of noir are played up so much that it no longer resembles a real highschool or the criminal underworld.
i thought the 3rd Rock kid did a good job acting and it kept my interest, but the whole thing annoyed me. Also, all of the blue filters gave me a headache.

andrew.

Anonymous said...

Happily Birthdate Mike & America!!
where's the cake?
andrew.

t-dot kim said...

2/7

I hope everyone is enjoying the 4th of July in the US...

I can't listen to the Lars until I get home, can't wait.

stephsmith said...

Thank you , Andrew. I thought the performances were great but the kids trying to like adults got on my nerves.

Ralph- said...

Upon second viewing, It is much much easier to follow the melee! I enjoyed the movie more this time. i still think that the Hackers can get cut out of the movie and i still like all the Shia stuff. LOVE IT!

had so much fun! there are flaws, but no movie is perfect, especially Return of the Jedi!

memphish said...

I just watched Brick 2 days ago based on Ramblecast Cliff's recommendation. It took me about 1/2 an hour to be able to listen to their patter and understand what they were saying, and it took me 15 minutes to realize that it was the "Third Rock" kid not the "Sixth Sense" kid.

It grew on me. I really liked how they used sound in the movie. I'd give it 2 1/2 thumbs in the Ramblecast system (I'm saving the Lars until tomorrow, so I don't know this episode's rating system.)

And speaking of Cavemen, Boomerang is running every episode of Flintstones right now. I'm converting the kid.

Beer, BBQ, Boomerang

Holli

elias said...

Jedi hate is allowed but McMovie Bay hate is shut down ;)

His only good popcorn movie was Con Air and he didn't even direct it. Even Michael Bay rip-offs surpass his films. I'm still going to see Transformers this weekend BTW :)

elias said...

or on July 25th when it actually gets released here.

memphish said...

Do you think Chim Chim bit Matthew Fox?

Holli

memphish said...

Apparently not. I did more research and found this:

A spokesperson confirmed that a chimp did chomp on a young actor. That rules out MF.

Holli

casey_donahue said...

ralph why was your shirt dropped early?

stephsmith said...

Those PETA people need to get a life.

Ghostwatch The Great said...

OMG, ghostwatch that was as entertaining as the Lars

Am I to take it that my intro made the cut? Excellent. I made a pretty bold claim during that that I can't really back up.

Better plug in my Pod-O!

gillian said...

Wooooo The Guess Who!

PalmerEldritch said...

holy crap.

have i not posted in this thread yet? oops.

happy fourth of july everyone. and to kim, a happy wednesday.

love the patriotic look to the Lars logo.

good stuff!

trevor mcfur said...

mini-KABLAMMO for 23!

trevor mcfur said...

Hope everyone had a nice 4th. Unfortunately, it was a pretty nasty day here in Eastern PA, so most of the local fireworks shows fizzled. I did have a nice chance to put a sizeable dent in The Chin book, though! This book is great, it's the perfect summertime read. Nice short chapters, lots of pictures, and genuinely interesting to read. I might have to pick up the sequel...

jj said...

John Stamos at his best

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1gNgvMTOoY

HAVE MERCY

tall guy said...

Ben and Ralph.

Not sure what the movie sign off line was this week. Was it Bill Murry in Groundhog Day?

Am I the only one who enjoys trying to recognise these quotes at the end of every Lars podcast?

Fun, as always.

stephsmith said...

Indigestion, headache from the smoke of all the fireworks- good times.
Trev, thanks for keeping up the tradition.
Is The Guess Who British?
OK, no more blogspot for 9 hours.

memphish said...

Another reason to see Indy 4.

Holli

aimee in little rock said...

Holli, Scaryass McPatchy has got Russian Villain written all over him. That's pretty cool. They need to keep the eyepatch. It makes you scarier, I think.

PalmerEldritch said...

Ladies, feast your eyes on Patchy's IMDB trivia.

Scar over his right eye? Bad ass!
Speaks nine languages? Bad ass!

aimee in little rock said...

It's like Hollywood has been slowly creating the world's perfect villain over the last 20 years.

PalmerEldritch said...

the best part is that he had that cat in the Flame station. AND he had a swivel chair.

"ah, mr. jarrah, i've been expecting you."

memphish said...

Listening to the 'Lars in the hopes it will undo my totally pissed mood at Comcast. The debate section hasn't been updated on Dharmalars.net. I can't believe you gave Ryan the 4th off. Ghostwatch's intro is awesome.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

uh oh. what's comcast up to now?!

memphish said...

Rant alert! Skip if not in the mood for a Comcast rant. You have been warned.

Comcast just generally sucks. First we started getting really crap reception, but it's the kind of thing they have to fix on the pole, not in the house, so I have to wait 10 business days before I can even find out if they've tried to fix it. 10 business days after the day someone has to come to the house and figure out it's the pole, not the house, so 15 business days after the problem is 1st reported.

Then they send out this glossy mailer saying we're changing all the billing and the channels you'll get as of 7/1, but then they didn't actually change the bills or the services, and no one you can get in touch with really knows when that might change.

That is when you can reach them. The day the mailers hit the phone lines were so jammed that you couldn't even get into their queue on either the local or 800 number. You got a phone company "you're call cannot be completed" message.

And they never use their website to deliver a message like, uh, that change we said we were going to make, well we haven't exactly made it yet, but we're working on it.

And if you do manage to get through to them the squeaky wheel does get the oil, because I'm supposed to get those new channels today, but I had to call in to get it now instead of whenever they were going to get around to it.

So the end result is that in order not to get screwed, your job becomes dealing with Comcast. Even assuming the guy comes to the pole today, I'll have to call again to get my bill adjusted for the week with crap service.

Thanks for letting me rant.

Holli

memphish said...

Now, back to LOST. Today's question: Who are Adam and Eve and what's with the stones?

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

holli, did you call into TLI oh so many months ago with comcast issues?

as for Adam & Eve:
Siegfried and Roy went back in time to grab some polar bears.

memphish said...

Palmer, I was posting on the blogspot one day about Comcast when the technician locked his keys in his truck for the 2nd day in a row, but "luckily" his window was broken, so he could break into his own truck.

Holli

memphish said...

I'm listening to a Brad Bird (Ratatouille) interview and he says about the lead actor "I didn't really grok that Patton was a foodie." Where does "grok" come from blogspotters? Bird didn't know and Terry Gross got it wrong at first too. Oswalt knew.

PalmerEldritch said...

ah, ok. i definitely recall you having comcast issues before.

i've got a long boring Metrocast story. my internet slowed to a crawl and was basically unusable. if i downloaded a podcast (like the lovely ladies of TLI), i couldn't do anything else on any computer in the house. my internal network worked fine. i could transfer files from computer to computer as fast as fast could be. so, i knew it wasn't the computer or the wireless router. i figured it was the Metrocast Cable Modem.

so, i called them up. after about a week or two and several visits from the Metrocast technicians, we had replaced the Cable Modem, the wiring in the house, the wiring in the street, and i still had crap for service.

eventually, one of the guys said "well, you know you have the slowest service, right?" we said "no, we asked for the mid-level service. not the highest but not the lowest either." he said "well, you're listed as having the slowest service." we said "ok, but did this change in the past week? cuz the last time we changed our service was three months ago and it's worked fine until last week."

he said he had no way of telling when the change to the lowest service happened. i had him call someone who could look that up. long story only mostly long, they flubbed our change of service request and didn't process it for three months. so, we had been getting three months worth of the highest speed at the lowest speed price for three months when we had asked for the middle speed. they changed it to the lowest speed THE DAY that i noticed issues and it took over a week for them to figure out the issue and they only figured it out because i made them call the morons who took three months to process the request. and process it incorrectly at that.

meh!

so, the moral of the story is:
they all suck. everyone one of them.

PalmerEldritch said...

doesn't it come from Aimee's favorite book about los martians?

I don't grok Bai Ling.

memphish said...

Yes, Palmer, they all suck. I'm glad it was their fault though. When I thought I had cable modem problem it turned out to be my hard drive crashing.

Holli

memphish said...

Belated Kablamo.

You win the reference Palmer.

Brad Bird gave some lame "Steve Jobs uses it, so I do too" explanation for it.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

anyone got a diatomaceous earth filter on their pool? and now why my filter runs awesome for about an hour and then runs like crap? we have to regenerate it and then it works great for another hour. annoying. :(

my LOST question of the day:
when do we get to see Shannon in another flashback? *ga-row!*

trevor mcfur said...

Grok has pretty much difffused into sci-fi/techie culture though, I think. I kind of remember Star Trek t-shirts or bumper-stickers saying, 'I grok spock'.

Ghostwatch The Great said...

Just considering working towards the effort and expense of going to see Die Hard 4.0, or Live Free or Die Hard as you guys would have it.

Expense you say? Well £2 tube there, £2 tube back plus £8.80 for the film is £12.80 which, according to Reuters is $25.71 (US)

That's just for me - nobody else is going, and that's one of the cheaper North London cinemas (the entry fee to the film itself in a little Camden Odeon will be over seventeen bucks.

I'd have considered going to see Transformers, but it's not released here until 27th July after it has launched in USA, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Croatia, Israel, Portuga, Bulgaria, Turkey, Lithuania, China, Greece, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico Belgium, France, Switzerland and Hong Kong.

Why? No idea. In the other areas, it'll be localised - either dubbed or subtitled and occasionally with cultural references altered for the territory.

We will get the US print of the film and if a character happens to talk about, say, Gilligan's Island (a programme which has never been shown here) then we just file it away into the great pop culture mind. Wasn't it great when the Skipper would go "GILLIGAAAN?" I don't know, of course - but apparently it was, so that's okay.

I seem to have gone off my original topic somewhat. The point is: I'm off to see the new Die Hard in a bit and I'm quite excited despite what we over here like to term "rip-off Britain"

memphish said...

Palmer, What do you think of brunette Maggie Grace?

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

they've never shown Gilligan's Island in the UK?

that's fucked up.

Ghostwatch The Great said...

Oh, apparently 13 episodes of Gilligan's Island were shown in the UK between the months of June and December 1965 and have never been shown here again - and yet we all kinda know it.

There's no something, no lights, no motor car, not a single luxury - like Robinson Crusoe it's as primitive as can be, I seem to recall hearing in a reference.

trevor mcfur said...

It's phones, ghostwatch. And thanks for getting the Gilligan's Island song stuck in my head.

PalmerEldritch said...

thank goodness that you guys got some Gilligan's Island. contact the BBC to air the rest of the episodes. hey, it's got to be better than Torchwood, right?

holli, i think that's a strange picture of her. but the idea is a good one.

aimee in little rock said...

Palmer is correct; grok is from the book Stranger in a Strange Land, the salty Bai-Ling centric episode. To "grok" something in general means "to understand", but it means more than that. It's like, you don't just "get it", you absorb it so much you feel it; you become it. I know that doesn't make sense, but that's the best way I can explain it!

If you still don't grok it, just read the book. It's some freaky ass science fiction.

PalmerEldritch said...

to Grok

although, i think Aimee explained it better.

/one does not simply grok into Mordor

aimee in little rock said...

They explained it pretty well. I said basically the same thing, I just didn't need an entire wiki page to accomplish it. Overachieving wiki nerds.

PalmerEldritch said...

aimee, i'm an underachieving wiki nerd cuz all i do is throw a link together to someone else's work.

ah, the interweb is for laziness.

trevor mcfur said...

The interweb is for porn.

FutureAlly said...

listening to TLI right now, i can't stop laughing at the Amazing Race talk. i think that having aimee and kim competing would be so entertaining to watch.

Ralph said...

Speaking of online seaching. Caveman Party is something that my good friend Mike talks about every 4th of July. It is an old Fireworks Fountain that he was quite fond of. The funny thing about Caveman Party is that according to the online urban dictionary, it has a completely different meaning.....COMPLETELY! yikes.

Ralph- said...

The JEDI debate is up and running.

trevor mcfur said...

You should get some new and interesting subscribers this week Ralph.

PalmerEldritch said...

wow. looked that up at www.urbandictionary.com and read the "definition" of caveman party. yeah...

i hope jimmy reads the definition so we can add to his education in disgusting sex terms (ala donkey punch).

speaking of a caveman party, what the hell are you doing to ben in that picture?!

trevor mcfur said...

Urban dictionary may have some of the most disgusting definitions that I've ever laid eyes on. Does that stop me from clicking the links that come up when I type in a term like 'donkey punch'? Of course not.

That being said, I think that 'caveman party' is something some guy just made up and put in one day ... I don't have the feeling it's caught on like some of the other terms you can find there.

PalmerEldritch said...

really though, it DOES make the Captain Caveman cartoons much creepier if you factor that in...

trevor mcfur said...

And I think that any slim chance of my watching that 'Caveman' sitcom just went out the window.

PalmerEldritch said...

it'd have to be Pay Per View.

"so easy even a caveman would do her."

Mike Campbell said...

Lost is on. Woohoo!!!!! Not in Portland is the episode. Its in french not German though. I will take notes if anyone wants to know how the voices are.

PalmerEldritch said...

i hope the voices are hilarious. although, they couldn't really get any funnier than "Dubbed Walt" where Walt is six feet tall and dubbed in with a baby voice. gotta love that.

enjoy switzerland. go to a restaurant and order their "finest Swiss Miss cocoa."

PalmerEldritch said...

actually, i think we get "Perdus" on the local french channel. wonder if the French-Canadian dubs are the same as the French.

memphish said...

Kablamo!

Holli

memphish said...

There's a French promo for "Every Man for Himself" in DarkUFO's Media Mentions. Reminds me of watching Les Simpsons in the Loire Valley which wasn't as fun as Footloose with Flemish subtitles in Brussels.

Holli

aimee in little rock said...

That picture of Ralph & Ben is awesome!

PalmerEldritch said...

i'm just glad that he cropped out the man-crack by those drooper drawers.

aimee in little rock said...

You know, I think it's been about a month since I've watched an episode of Lost. With all the craziness surrounded by moving and everything, and of course, not having any new episodes, I just realized that I haven't sat down in a really long time (since before we recorded the Looking Glass podcast) and just watched Lost.

Fortunately though, I made a friend the other day who's gonna let me convert them into a Lost fan during the hiatus. So I'm going to watch the whole series from the Pilot.

PalmerEldritch said...

droopy drawers even.

aimee, the worst part about catching people up with shows like LOST is their theorizing. and they'll ask you and you'll have to say "i can't tell you" whether they are spot on or batshiat crazy.

and they'll ask you questions about stuff that you dont want to answer cuz it will ruin the surprise.

"boy, what's at the other end of that cable that Sayid just found? maybe an underwater hatch manned by two women who guard radio jamming equipment that's only accessible by playing Good Vibrations on the keypad?"

Ghostwatch The Great said...

I think I'd have liked Die Hard more if I could have FUCKING KILLED EVERYBODY ELSE IN THE PLACE.

Ruined.

Factoring in my food (just a cheap sandwich, not cinema food) I've spent the equivalent of other thirty bucks to be bothered by the guys behind me talking, kicking my seat and repeating each simple phrase and translating the subtitles for each other, put up with some computer programmers in the audience laughing whenever anyone did anything with a computer and, as I watched in in Camden, North-West London, every mention of Camden in the film raised a giggle.

The thing that I thought would finally cheer me up was that when I got out I had enough spare change to buy the DVD of Police Academy (the very first one - the pretty good, quite funny one) for the equivalent of about six bucks but reached the shop nine minutes after it closed.

So, kill all humans basically.

For some reason, I thought "Caveman Party" was a reference to, of all things, the soundtrack to Chrono Trigger. I haven't Googled it to find out why...

I since have and don't understand why I thought that. Perhaps I'm just crap.

MB said...

Thank you thank you thank you to Kim, Aimee, Ralph, and Ben, were it not for you 4 I would have fallen asleep last night driving home from vacation by myself (well, the dog was in the car, but she's crap for conversation).

K&A - re: the Amazing Race. I cannot tell you how f-ing PERFECT you two would be. You would totally kick all ass! (and then be millionaires - there's no downside:)

Aimee - re: moving - just say YES (as you already partially have) to the Pacific NW! You've already got friends up here if you want them, and it just rocks. So much shit to do. In fact - I think I may have to put some audio thing together for you - make my case for Portland. I so love it here - moved here from Chicago and can't see ever going back (except to visit).

Now Jordan, Jimmy...you're turn...take it!

Ralph- said...

No problem MB, that is what we are here for. keeping you awake.

Palmer, we are buttfucking in that pic. As far as the droopy drawers, you have no idea!!! anyone interested in seeing a lot of my Hairy Ass, you should see the uncropped version of this pic. if only there was a place to go where that pic is on display.....

Ralph- said...

Ryan put up a Queue Section on DharmalarsNet, so now, if you are uncertain about the movies that we suggest, you can watch the trailers over there.

THANKS RYAN!

elias said...

Ghost - sorry to hear Die Hard was ruined for you. Try the Coronet in Notting Hill Gate or a late night show at the multiplex - otherwise you just get unruly brats.

and they're trying to give these little shits the right to vote!

going this weekend after an evening's drinking so I'll probably be the unruly one ;)

PalmerEldritch said...

ralph, bumfuckery? phew. i thought the poor guy was trying to sleep.

that queue section is awesome. i was going to ask you guys to do something like that. instead, i'll ask you to do something like make a text backlog of what you'd like us to stick in our queues. past recommendations.

by the way, the current vote count on the poll is at... 42

MB said...

love the queue previews! Right on.

MB said...

The not-quite-as-funny but cute sequel to the WIll ferrel Landlord video:

Good Cop Baby Cop

Jordan from the 206 said...

I made a threat. And I am not one to make idle threats. Keep that in mind.

Ghostwatch The Great said...

Elias, they weren't particularly young. English was not their first language so although they were proficient enough to follow the dialogue, they didn't do so well on the subtitles and had to ask each other what they said.

Also every snappy phrase (not necessarily a McClane one-liner, sometimes just simple things like "tie her wrists") came back at me from behind immediately. There was also some straightforward "what's going on" chatter and good old fashioned booting the back of the seats.

I won't explain any further as I'll need to get into specific moments of plot. Hope you like it.

It's 15 rated here, so why we end up with the PG-13 edit instead of (I assume there will be one later on DVD) a slightly more adult (R rated) edit of the damn film. Ah well. And Justin Long is still Warren Cheswick to me.

Hope you like, Elias. I wish it had a better title. Both Live Free or Die Hard and Die Hard 4.0 are a bit daft. I still don't know how they've managed to avoid Old Habits Die Hard.

Oh, by the way - if you didn't catch the full implication of my informing you earlier that Transformers hits the UK on July 27th, let me word it like this:

It hits the UK on the same day The Simpsons movie open worldwide.

Ahem: DUUUHHHHH.

stephsmith said...

Live Free or Die Hard, imo, has more gravity in the US with us Nascar Dads and Soccer Moms, ghostwatch. What are they calling it in the UK? I'm confused.

ralph-, other than looking like you're having your way with Ben Caveman Party-style, I prefer the less fit pics of you because you look like my brother here.

Lost question- What was the reason for Desmond going back in time?

memphish said...

Ghostwatch, Sorry about Die Hardererer. I had a similar Ratatouille experience today.

First, we're on the way to the theatre and we've pre-bought tickets because we want the digital screen, and at the one red light between our house and the theatre we are rear-ended, in the rain, by an out-of-town, non-English-speaking, thankfully insured person 15 minutes before the movie starts.

I call the police then my neighbor who comes and picks me and my son up and takes us to the theatre leaving Hubby to deal with the problem. (It takes 1 hour for him.) We get to the theatre at the end of the trailers, and then it didn't get any better.

The theater had at least 2 under-2 year-olds in it who goo gooed or screamed at various times. People running even later than us sat next to us and got up, all 3 of them, about 6 times during the 2 hour movie.

And the movie, while visually awesome as Pixas always does was just plain dull IMHO. The last 15 minutes were very nicely paced and at least something was happening, but if I want to watch funny looking chefs for 2 hours, I've already paid for the Food Network.

I found all the characters very hard to root for. And I found the idea of impressing a snob food critic, a plot to steal someone's inheritance, the existence of an unknown illegitimate child, and the role of a health inspector all hard concepts for an get an 8-year-old to grasp. And there just weren't any jokes. I laughed a few times, but not alot. For the 30 minutes leading up to the last 15, I looked at my watch constantly.

So if you're an adult and you like animation, go to a late showing at the cheap theater. Otherwise stick it in your queue.

Holli

memphish said...

Steph, LOST answer - damned if I know.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

steph, cuz time travel is cool. but, yeah, you make a damn good point. i guess it was just to cement that he really did have magic powers.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Steph, they are calling it Die Hard 4.0 apparently. Which happened to be the working title while the movie was in development. I remember reading that that it was going to be called Die hard 4.0 because it had something to do computers, and thinking that it was lame. Seems as if they decided to keep that name for outside the US as the whole "Freedom" thing is an American buzz word and they obviously wanted to play up the 4th of July release and pander to all the "I love my country" middle-Americans the exact same way Evan Almighty tried to with the religious stuff. I wish that film makers were just allowed to do what they think is best and not cater to the money grubbing studio execs who try to capitalize on every possible angle out there.

memphish said...

I actually think Desmond going back in time is supposed to mean something, we just don't know what yet. I think it's supposed to mean that he left some clue for Penny which is helping either Penny or Naomi's people if she really isn't Penny's to find the Island.

Cuseloff said that he really went back and that he changed something. Time travel makes my head hurt.

In "Time Traveler's Wife" which I'm still in the early stages of, the Time Traveler can't change things in the past (for the most part). For instance, he says if he tries to warn people about things that he talks, but can't be heard like the ADR in "Die Hard 4" according to Ben. But it seems at this point (p. 130 or so) that he might change some little things like there being a signature or not on a drawing his wife makes as a child.

Like I said, time travel makes my head hurt. All this free will vs. determinism crap. Damn that Cuseloff making me think about philosophy and shit.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

i like how Cuseloff keep talking about the two copies of the Desmond and Penny photo being a result of the time travel. have these people never heard of making more than one print? or having their picture taken twice? meh!

Jordan from the 206 said...

Hey Ren & Balf,

When I make my first film, remember to remind me to have you guys review it. I don't think you've given a negative review to a single movie so far. lol. It probably has to do with you guys being selective about what you're going to see more than anything. But I thought that it was funny. I'm so used to listening to analytical and harsh reviews on podcasts like Filmspotting and Scene/Unseen (both great btw).

I understood what Ben was saying about being able to enjoy most movies. I'm the same way. I usually have a critical eye towards movies in retrospect, but I'm almost always able to enjoy watching a film. That is unless it's Babel or I Heart Huckabees. Those are the last 2 movies I can think of where I was angry with myself the entire time watching them. Not sure if there are any Huckabees fans out there. I've definitely run into some and it has resulted in huge fights. I almost punched a co-worker in the face after arguing with him about that movie. The ONLY thing in that entire movie that I found funny at all was Marky Mark. Speaking of Marky Mark, I just watched Shooter the other day. Has anybody seen this? If so, how annoying was Danny Glover's lisp in that movie? I need to hear the director or whoever it was responsible for that character trait explain to me why that was put in there. The movie was just kinda "eh" to begin with. But that made me want to cut Danny Glover's tongue out.

stephsmith said...

Punch a co-worker in the face? Jordan, I would have never took you for a hot-head. I thought I Heart Huckabees sucked as well. I loved loved loved Three Kings but I think David O Russell was trying to be Wes Anderson.
I can't get anyone to go with me to see Transformers. I may resort to bribery.

PalmerEldritch said...

yowzers. jordan is pretty hardcore there with his movie opinions.

hopefully, it has more to do with the guy being a douche while arguing with jordan than anything else.

still it reminds me of someone else who we always thought of as even-tempered.

"is jordan from the 206 gunna have to choke a bitch?"

casey_donahue said...

jordan, I heart I heart huckabees

please dont punch me in the face.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Palmer, Yes it did have more to do with the co-worker being a douche than it did me being a hot head. This guy and I did NOT get along to begin with. This dude was one of those annoying pricks whose default tone was condescending. The type of guy who is super opinionated, yet all his opinions were out of a cookie cutter stereotype. What I'm saying is that he would have opinions because of what he wanted it to say about him as an individual. The type of person who wears a Che Guevera shirt and acts like that makes him smart. Anyway, so this dude just so happened to be the world's biggest Jason Schwartzman fan. The mere fact that he was in that movie made this idiot predestined to love it. You know those type of people. Anyway, so we both saw it when it came out and I hated it and he loved it. We started talking about it at work and I told him that I thought that is was so not funny and that just because a movie tries to be dry and witty, doesn't make it so. And that just because it had Lily Tomlin and Dustin Hoffman talking about existentialism, doesn't mean it's an inteligent comedy. His response to all of that? "You just don't appreciate smart humor." I am so not a violent person. But with my already disdain for this dude (he's the guy with shoulder length hair who is constantly brushing it back behind his ears) and now him talking down to me saying that I didn't like the movie because I wasn't smart enough to get it's pretentious wannabe comedy, I was ready to deck him. Holy shit. I haven't worked with that guy in 2 years and I just went on here on a typing rampage. Some people will do that to you I guess.

casey_donahue said...

my roommate this past year was the same way, except he loved anime and told me and my other roommates that he has defected from america and is patriotic to japan, and because of this he was smarter then all of us.

at the end of the year I verbally punched him in the face.

t-dot kim said...

What the eff is that avitar, 206? (3/7 days)

Anyway....good stuff Lars. Are the new t-shirts being sent today???

Jordan from the 206 said...

You know what the eff. Don't act all innocent.

Jordan from the 206 said...

I wanted to commend Ralph on his sticking up for Michael Bay. I've said more than my fair share of crap about Bay. But Ralph is totally right. The guy does his own thing. He makes big stupid goofy movies. And those movies totally have a place. So what if he doesn't please all the fussy snooty critics? All that said, Pearl Harbor totally sucked balls.

SadAce said...

Good morning scott and steve blogspotters...

Hope everyone had a nice Independence Day...

Also I wanted to bring up something I saw the other day as a preview before transformers. This preview was probably the coolest trailer I've seen in a while. No title was given for the movie. The only info given was its release date, 1-18-08...and its producer, J.J. Abrams. Yup, sort of Lost related. I also heard, also a lost producer is involved. All that aside...this was the coolest trailer I've seen in years. I don't want to spoil the trailer cause I think you should see it, but I'll give the basics of it. It started off at someguys going away party in NYC. Someone is interviewing the guy going away's friends if they'll miss him. Then the lights go out as there is this loud noise and a small earthquake. The camera goes out. When it comes back on, they are watching news reports and decide to then go up to the roof of the building to see what's up. Then the crazy stuff starts happenning. I'll leave it there. The way the whole trailer was shot was like on someones video camera. So it seems to be done kind of Blair Witch style. And what is this crazy movie supposed to be? I hear its actually a big monster movie...but shot from the perspective like Blair Witch was. I think this sounds f---ing cool. You might think it sounds dumb...but if the movie is anywhere as cool as the feeling you get from the trailer, it should be sweet. What is crazy about this movie too, is I've heard Paramount wasn't even acknowledging the film and no official trailer is online. The only thing is a website domain name(of the release date) with one picture. If you find a trailer on Youtube or something...its one someone recorded on their cellphone or camcorder. I kind of think that Paramount is maybe placing these video recordings of the trailers themselves as their marketing campaign. If so, I think its kind of cool. I've been thinking about this trailer since I saw it on the 4th, so I decided to do some more investigating online. I guess some people in the movie industry are calling it "Cloverfield"...but I think thats not the real name. Well I hope the is as cool as the trailer was. I think it will be decent since J.J. Abrams (and Burk) are involved.

If you go see or already saw Transformers, let me know what you thought of the trailer.

Holy crap, what a rant. Sorry, I'll try and be more concise next time.

BTW...Ralph and Ben, I thought Transformers was pretty good overall, visually stunning, but a real weak story and poopr dialogue. Some of the lines were really corny too. I still recommend everyone to see it for the effects being so rediculously cool.

stephsmith said...

Trevor, did I say thanks for keeping up the tradition? I tried to say it at least once when Vista knocked me off line. I hate Vista.

PalmerEldritch said...

that "Cloverfield" trailer looks kind of cool. just YouTubed it. i think you're right about Burkie being involved. i read that or heard that somewhere.

what's Holli's LOST Question of the Day?!

SadAce said...

you have to see it on the big screen...the crappy youtube resolution doesn't do the trailer justice.

stephsmith said...

Paramount has already had the trailer taken down off youtube.
I'm really enjoying Burn Notice. Wonder how it's doing in the ratings. How bad does it have to be for USA to cancel it?

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PalmerEldritch said...

sadace, i'll have to check it out before Transformers. hopefully soon...

steph, check it out here. cloverfieldalicious!

trevor mcfur said...

kablammo!!!

trevor mcfur said...

Yup Steph, you did, thanks!

I'll go out on a limb and say that that trailer loses something in translation to cell phone video. But they've already got a website (don't get excited, not a lot there), and here's an article from IGN that also doesn't say a whole lot.

memphish said...

Sorry Palmer. I'm moving slow this morning. I've spent my requisite 25 minutes on the phone with Comcast, so I'm in a good mood and everything. Actually the cable is good now after the 25 minutes, but we'll see.

LOST QOTD is about Charlie. Did the magic box produce Charlie's guitar? Charlie said "I wish."

As for the Cloverfield stuff, there's some speculation there's an ARG involved too.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

ARGs are cool as long as they don't suck like the second half of the LOST ARG.

i'm really impressed by your guitar ex magic box idea.

stephsmith said...

Does Cloverfield not remind you of the Lost pilot? Come on Bad Robot. You're regifting. Taking an old sweater and wrapping it in a cute, new package doesn't necessarily make a blockbuster movie.

I'll answer your Lost question with a Lost question. If Charlie wished for his guitar and the island gave it to him, is he special? If he is special as his mother said he was, then why did he have to die? I know he had to die to set in motion the events for the others to be rescued but if you are special, you can still die? Ok, that's lots of questions. Speaking of guitars, I'm buying Morgan one for her birthday. I'm hoping since she's not athletically inclined that she may be musically.

memphish said...

Steph, as for the why Charlie had to die, be sure to check out Fishbiscuit's S3 Review. She has some interesting ideas about cause and effect and Charlie's death.

As for the whole magic box stuff, at this point it seems to me safe to assume that everyone from Flight 815 is "special" to some degree which explains why they survived the crash in the first place. How "special," how much you "commune" with the Island is still up for grabs though. I also think it was Sawyer, not Locke who caused A Coop to appear on the Island. And I still think there's the whole issue of your destiny which may involve your death at play as well. Some of these ideas will be featured in future QOTDs.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

steph, form a family band and tour the country in a funny bus. maybe a DHARMA bus?

i'm not sure if Charlie is special but Locke certainly is. and he wanted to give Charlie something to get him off the drugs kick. but maybe a lot of our Lostaways are special. someone yesterday was saying that Jack was and had some good evidence to back it up. good OFF ISLAND evidence... who was that? that person is teh smartz in their brain.

Ghostwatch The Great said...

That might explain why Charlie's guitar is clearly made of freaking MAGIC.

memphish said...

Arnulf had the good Jack is special stuff the other day. I also agree about the "magic" guitar's water and arrow properties.

If you're interesting in the Cloverfield thing, here is a list of the websites in play so far.

Holli

stephsmith said...

I admire the effort Fishbiscuit is putting into her recaphowever I did like the manic nature of her previous posts.

PalmerEldritch said...

arnulf was the guy with the great ideas about jack? ok, so big genius mega-points to holli and arnulf. someone else wow me with great LOST insight. quick!

anyone trying out this Ethan Haas ARG? i'm stuck. at the very beginning. :)

memphish said...

As for the ARG I'm waiting for someone to create a blog that tells me what I need to know. I'm terrible at the puzzle stuff.

Holli

stephsmith said...

Who or what is Ethan Haas, p? I've googled it but still don't know what to think.

PalmerEldritch said...

ok, just finished the first puzzle (move your cursor to anything that looks interesting on the screen). now i've seen a cool video and i've got a new puzzle to try. this is great.

burger day in 30 minutes. w00t!

trevor mcfur said...

Do you bring up the video by repeating the pop-up pattern on the tiles? I've noticed what looks like an alphabet if you run your mouse over the right star, and an e-mail address if you click the left star.

stephsmith said...

palmer, I can't get them to leave the house to see Transformers much less board a Dharma bus and travel the country. Besides, Big Ed nor I are muscially inclined.

trevor mcfur said...

Cool, got the video too.

memphish said...

Trevor, What was the email address? After I solved the puzzle, the left star repeats the video. Anyone got any clues about what to do with the thing after you solve the first puzzle?

Holli

trevor mcfur said...

The email address is:
van@ethanhaaswasright.com

Subject line:
I'm one of you... help me!

There's now two stars on the left; the upper one replays the vid, the lower one brings up Outlook to send an email.

With the globe, you can turn the lower wheel, plus both horizontal wheels individually. Maybe the goal is to have 4 identical symbols together at the front?

memphish said...

I was trying that stuff too Trevor, but I couldn't figure out the pattern to get stuff to move. Like I said; I'm pretty bad at these things.

Holli

trevor mcfur said...

I was able to find a combo where the pattern on the top wheels match the pattern on the bottom ... nothin'.

This is where I usually tend to get a little distracted...

memphish said...

Trevor, the reply email gives information about the next puzzle.

Holli

Benjamin said...

On the subject of ARG's, this strip really got to the nub of the issue: http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2007/06/20

I saw the "Cloverfield" trailer twice and I have to admit it looks somewhat intriguing. I like the idea of shifting the perspective on things. Like one of the great parts about John From Cincinnati is that we're just as much in the dark as anyone who isn't John. Whereas the normal thing to do would to have a prologue with John being sent back from the future, or outer space, or wherethehellever he's from. This movie looks like they've taken a movie like War of the Worlds, and moved five miles away from where the cameras are.

Burn Notice. I just watched the first episode last night (it's been a busy week) and I quite enjoyed it. The Chin is awesome, which is to be expected. I like the general story, the main character's style, the narration on tips and techniques, and stuff like that. I don't like the constant quick cuts, which don't increase its "cool" factor (although I'm sure the director thought they would.) It's a USA original, which means something very specific to me about slightly lowering the bar in some aspects. I enjoy it, and I'll add it to the rotation along with Psych, Monk, and The 4400. As for ratings, I honestly don't think USA gives a crap. They make their shows, and then they air them, and I can't remember a case where they gave up on something.

memphish said...

Ben, agree with the comic strip. That's what the blog link is about too.

Trevor, I'm tired of clicking now too. I'll wait for someone with more patience than me figures the next step out.

Burn Notice -- I really liked last night's episode even better than the Pilot. Good mix of action, comedy, and in the 2nd episode Sharon Glass loses the so-bad-it-could-be-on-LOST wig. Sorry for the spoiler.

Holli

elias said...

Die Hard 4.0 tonight after work, post-work drinks and post-post-work drinks. I'm really setting myself up to be the annoying prick in the cinema ;)

That JJ trailer looks Lost-ish and this is a good thing.

trevor mcfur said...

Give you clues and gets you onto their mailing list too ... hmm. The characters that appear up top are the alphabet ... I guess that you spell out 'HAAS' and somehow line that up with the characters at the bottom. Don't think I'll make it through all five puzzles, though.

trevor mcfur said...

Got to the third puzzle. Beating the 2nd gives you another movie in the same style as the first. I'm able to move the lights around, but that's about it...

trevor mcfur said...

Got through the 3rd, but now it looks like the website is locked up. Guess they're getting some traffic...

Ralph- said...

Kim, as far as i know the shirts are still set to ship on the 7th.

PalmerEldritch said...

Knut Pics!

And a Knut Update

PalmerEldritch said...

trevor, instructions?! damn. i just bs'ed my way through figuring out the first two puzzles. the third one was easy after e-mailing Van. too bad i can't figure out how to move any of the pieces in the fourth one. time to click randomly until something happens!

trevor mcfur said...

You have to use the arrow keys to move the 4th puzzle. Can't help any more than that, because I'm stuck there too.

Damn, in that first pic, it looked like Knut had finally mauled his handler.

PalmerEldritch said...

knut going crazy would be a good movie. maybe he could fight zombies?

yeah, finally figured out the arrows were important. i'm working on this one. looks like all three have to drop in at once.

trevor mcfur said...

I figure that you have to get all three greens into the holes at the same time; they all move different directions from each other, though, when you hit each arrow. Too tough for me.

PalmerEldritch said...

trevor, you can do it. i think we have to use the walls to our advantage. when a ball hits the wall (balls to the wall, indeed), it dusna move but the other ones can.

stephsmith said...

Ben, if you liked the pilot and enjoyed Bruce then you'll love the second episode.
Can't wait for The 4400 this week. Looks like Anthony Cooper makes an appearance.

memphish said...

Puzzle playing like at the Cracker Barrel at its finest. I'm stuck on #4 right now too Trevor. I found a website complete with spoilers and comments if anyone wants some help. I'm trying not to cheat too much though.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

steph, that mean yer a 4400 fan now?! sweet.

folks, i've been one move away from beating puzzle 4 for the past half hour. yeesh! just never can get them lined up quite right.

memphish said...

I cheated and found the answer to level 4. If you want to know the secret, click my profile and email me and I'll send it to you.

Holli

memphish said...

I also cheated to find out what was going on in puzzle 5 and it's a giant time waster.

Holli

trevor mcfur said...

Holli, I see that you were able to wait 23 minutes between your post when you found the cheat site but weren't going to do it, and your next post where you broke down and did it.

23 minutes ... KABLAMMO!

trevor mcfur said...

I've now cheated to beat puzzle 4 and admit that I have no clue even what's going on in puzzle 5. As to it being a giant time waster ... hey, I'm ok with that, that's what the interweb is for.

memphish said...

Trevor, you're getting a message that you have to decode is what's going on. Good call on the 23.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

yeah, that last one is redonk-fucking-diculous. who the hell would get that on their own? thank you, cheating. you're the best!

memphish said...

Even cheating that thing was a pain in the ass.

Holli

FutureAlly said...

lol @ palmer for thanking cheating.

cheating is awesome!

PalmerEldritch said...

i should have said "thanks, cheating. theating!"

PalmerEldritch said...

sweet baby jeebus all covered in cheese!

my dharmalars shirt (and my jayandjack shirt) has shipped. maybe there will be a GOLDEN FREAKIN' TICKET in there. or maybe there'll be one in YOURS!!

how's that for a shameless plug?

trevor mcfur said...

No way Palmer, my Dharmalars shirt shipped today too and that Golden Ticket is coming my way.

I read the cheat for puzzle #5, decided it was too confusing, and said, 'The hell with it.' Friggin' movie.

FutureAlly said...

will that golden(rod) ticket be the one that tears our little blogspot family apart?!?!

i hope that whoever gets it gives us a shoutout when he/she is on the 'lars.

stephsmith said...

Palmer, do you not listen to anything I say? I watched all of season one of the 4400 last weekend. Yes, I'm hooked. That Jordan Collier is one shady character. Or is he the messiah?
In other news, Doctor Who marathon today on SciFi. Looks to be last season to prepare us for the premiere tonight.

PalmerEldritch said...

no way, ally. we're family here. like the Partridges. the Jacksons. the Osmonds. the Addamses. the Mansons.

wait... maybe not like any of those. but you get my point. no golden ticket, no matter how golden, will ever tear us apart. it's the additional prizes that go along with the ticket that are bound to pit us all against each other in a bloodthirsty martial arts tournament to the death.

anyhow, statistically, it'll prolly be some complete rando who wins it all. then we can all turn against them in a jealous rage. ;)

PalmerEldritch said...

steph, that's awesome. now you need to watch seasons 2 and 3.

FutureAlly said...

thanks for the clarification, palmer. it's true though, everyone wants to golden ticket and when someone gets it, everyone else will be upset. but we'll all get over it eventually. since we are the jetsons and what not ;)

Benjamin said...

Dudes, what if I win the Golden(rod) Ticket? I promise to give you all a shout out if I do.

memphish said...

I'm on Jay and Jack this week.

Holli

FutureAlly said...

ben-
if you made the golden(rod) ticket, then shouldn't you be exempt from the competition?


holli-
how awesome, can't wait to hear ya.

stephsmith said...

Palmer, I happen to be looking for season two right now. I'm hoping to find something spyware-free.

SteveDave said...

You dominate TLC Podcast Holli. You're all over that.

memphish said...

Ally, I'm quoted. I hate my voice, so I hate to call.

Holli

Ralph- said...

if anyone wins the Golden Ticket, it will be me. but that will require me to order my shirt. To bad i have to change my payal to reflect my new "awesome" bank account.

Ralph- said...

KABLAMO?

PalmerEldritch said...

steph, maybe netflix? i looked around the "usual places" and couldn't find season 2. just 1, 3, and the first few episodes of 4. :\

ralph, 169? that "1" looks lonely. actually, he looks like a perv. maybe he's filming?

memphish said...

There's a connection between "Earl" and "LOST." I taped the Thurs. night re-runs and Joy was about to go hairspray and lighter on her enemy just like Locke and the polar bear. Now Joy would know how to survive on that Island.

Holli

MB said...

Steph - I totally forgot about the Who marathon today. Good on ya - I meant to give everyone a shoutout about it - even though it is season 2 episodes, which might be a little hard to follow without seeing seas. 1. Speaking of which, did season 1 make it to you from Netflix yet? I think you said it was coming soon a while back.

MB said...

Holli - nice Earl-Lost pull. Also - everyone on Earl has a checkered past (well - the main characters at least).

Scott and Steve said...

Lock number four is driving me nuts!

andrew. said...

whew, catching up with the blogspot took a while.

-i read on Aintitcool that Cloverfield might be HP Lovecraft related. I haven't seen the trailer but everyone seems excited about it. It would be awesome if it was HP Lovecraft based or even just referential, because there haven't been any good Lovecraft adaptations. A well done Cthulhu movie would be amazing.

-I'm getting a lot of conflicting reports on Transformers. I think i'm going to stick to my original plan and catch it on DVD.

-Lars - maybe you could call the Movie Reviews segment the Marvin Candle Cinema Corner or Mark Wickman Presents

PalmerEldritch said...

scott and/or steve (craig and/or dylan and/or ryan),

is number four the diamond shaped one? remember that ol' peg game where you had to eliminate the pegs by making them jump over the others until you only had one left? no? huh. well, then you're screwed.

and if you're craig, are you posting from the iphone that aimee's been telling us so much about?

andrew, check out Re-Animator for a hilariously bad Lovecraft movie. but, yeah, i'd also love a well done Lovecraft movie.

MB said...

Re: Earl-Lost:
Earl could call his endeavors with the list the Karma Initiative.....

(crickets)


...thank you I'm here till 2010 (at least) - tip your servers....

PalmerEldritch said...

*golf clap*

stephsmith said...

Here's my feelings on season two Doctor Who- Rose needs a stylist. The Doctor talks too fast for me to get him. He's funny though whatever he's saying and he makes very interesting facial expressions. Brilliant! Love it already! Cheers!

memphish said...

And royal wave.

The other thing about that Earl is that it had Hurley's friend Johnny plays Ray Ray, but I had to post the hairspray thing before I got that far.

Hubby and I just started watching Jericho tonight. Decided to see what all the nuts were about. Anyhoo, there was an ad for a new CBS show featuring Dr. Eyeliner. All I've got to say is that Jimmy Smits better kill Dr. Eyeliner in the Pilot so he can get his ass back to the Island with a flashback.

Holli

memphish said...

Can you tell I started typing that last comment, then looked away and then started typing again.

I meant the actor who plays Hurley's friend Johnny in "Everybody Hates Hugo" played Ray Ray in last night's Earl. Me type pretty someday.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

holli, when are you quoted in the latest Jay and Jack? gimme a time. i always skip over their feedback. oops.

andrew. said...

ha ha, Sawyer just showed up in the 1st episode of Angel. not a recurring character.

Ghostwatch The Great said...

I'm not sure I can do the Golden Ticket as I don't believe the site will ship me a shirt. Funnily enough, I don't HAVE a ZIP code for them to calculate the shipping with.

New who series two marathon followed by series three? Hmm... might be worth waiting about 7 weeks (I remember really hating the earlier ones).

Actually, where is Who up to in US and Canada... I'm still mulling this podcast idea (probably much more as a fantasy than anything I'd be able to get together with Palmer and MB and actually do).

Ghostwatch The Great said...

To be irritatingly confusing about Doctor Who - series 2 is, in fact, season 28. But I'm sure you get that.

Are they showing the Christmas Special as well, whcih might go some way towards explaning the characters and regeneration stuff?

Gah STOP talking about Doctor Who Ghostwatch (I'm not even a particularly huge fan, it's just that it's pretty much all we export TV wise and I can talk about it).

Aiden in Minneapolis said...

What the fuck is up with all the lame Dr. Who talk all the freaking time. This blog sucks when people talk about that lame show.

Ghostwatch The Great said...

Fair enough, although I do feel I was kinda making that point myself in my previous post. Perhaps you missed it? It's the one directly above your one.

I'm not here to slag you off, I'm just trying to see if my avatar upload worked. My bet is: no.

Ghostwatch The Great said...

Oh, and it's "Doctor Who", not "Dr. Who"

Now let's get on with discussing LST!

Wasn't it great when they were on a hiatus for months with nothing new LOST related to talk about, forcing Lost blog readers to talk about other stuff? That was my favourite bit.

Ghostwatch The Great said...

By the way, kids, as today is what some choose to call 7/7 - I invite you to:

Pray for Omarion.

You, know, if that's not lame or it sucks or some other monosyllabic way of suggesting that an item offered for perusal is undesirable or in some way unwarranted.

I'll let that go.... now.

PalmerEldritch said...

nice! that's fantastic that Aiden in Minneapolis used his real name (or an assumed name) to call us out on the Who talk. no hiding behind the shield of anonymity for that guy. as such, i can't be mad at him for being upset with us cuz he dealt with it the proper way.

that said, i've been watching that show since i was a baby so i really enjoy talking about it. even complaining about the lame ass parts of it is entertaining for me.

ghostwatch, they've played the Eccleston season and the first Tennant season in previous years. they've also shown tons of old Who on PBS over the past 30 something years. yesterday, they showed the Tate Christmas Special at 8pm followed by Smith and Jones at 9pm. i think that the marathon during the was the first Tennant season (including the episode with the guy from Hustle).

oh. they also show Hustle in America. but they play it on a channel called AMC. which stands for American Movie Classics. i have no idea how Hustle is American, a movie, or a classic. seems to me it's a fairly recent British television show.

and BBC America licenses a whole bunch of crap from the Beeb. Robin Hood and Torchwood among them. we also always seem to have Cash in the Attic on. i think that's the name. with the bizarre guy who hosts people going to flea markets and then selling their purchases at auction for a profit. and Are You Being Served? and the Keeping Up Appearances always seem to be on PBS much to my chagrin.

and LOST is cool. we should totally find more pictures of Maggie Grace as a brunette cuz the picture that Holli posted was kind of odd.

PalmerEldritch said...

oh, and Omarion's douchebaggery aside, 7/7 scared the shit out of me.

big Red Card to terrorists.

memphish said...

More Maggie as brunette. Here too. And here.

Time for the discussion of Holli egging Jack on and Jay calling me a liar -- 21:50. The Bernard stuff is all Jack, not me.

Holli

memphish said...

The next loser of the 2 minute debate should have to dothis?

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

ah, much better than that first pic. maggie grace as a brunette is "Random Guy on the Internet Approved!"

elias said...

Saw Die Hard 4.0 last night and what I remember of it was good - Maggie Q was hot. May have to see it again on DVD a little more sober.

Had an drunken argument with my girlfriend about the merits of "Freddie Got Fingered" - she didn't laugh once but then she is German ;)

What's with the "Who"-hate? I don't watch it but this is a place for all Lost and non-Lost chat.

SadAce said...

Hey about the JJ Abrams "Cloverfield" movie...

interesting...it may have to do with HP Lovecraft.

See here:
http://www.aintitcool.com/node/33238

Jordan from the 206 said...

Happy 07/07/07 day to everybody! I'm going to be throwing a big party on company money if anybody is interested. (that was a joke from The Office)

PalmerEldritch said...

sadace, here's hoping it's the Elder Gods devouring souls and whatnot.

we're almost up to 200 posts. post like the Dickens, everybody!

memphish said...

An important message for the men of the Blogspot from Optimus Prime.

Holli

199

memphish said...

And has anyone else seen that CBS is apparently airing a real life Lord of the Flies this fall?

Holli

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