Friday, December 12, 2008

British Guys Are Hot



TLI loves Brits. Send us mp3 files of your sexy accents to thelostinitiative@gmail.com.

148 comments:

aimee in little rock said...

I found it hilarious that the new guy poked fun at Sawyer's "aerodynamic" shoulders. I love it!

memphish said...

The Brits are truly taking over the blog.

Holli

Herlihy said...

you all love the fact that we're taking over. you can get enough of us!

Chris JC said...

You just can't get enough,
you just can't get enough...

Ah, Depeche Mode. Despite the French name, a British band!

Better than the FUCKING Fray, anyway.

I have lost my sexy voice, and am currently croaking away. Although it's possible this may make my voice EVEN MORE sexy (if such a thing can be believed).

Might be time to attempt the Ghostwatch voice again.

Herlihy said...

Daniel Dae Kim in The King And I

we're reading that book next semester... i might venture a trip to see this.

memphish said...

Hey Palmer, are you celebrating Philip K Dick's birthday?

Holli

Duff said...

I think i will contribute to the show sometime, although geordie is neither English or Scottish and we say 'aboot' and 'toon', word amalgamations like 'alreet' and of course 'aye'. I plan to use alot of British slang to confuse and confound hereby deflecting you guys from my wierd tongue. Plus I have already heard the abuse directed towards our Canadian friends! Shameful. heheh. I am glad I got Aimee's approval, that is a weight off my slightly less aerodynamic shoulders.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Sorry, but I am not as big a fan of the British men as Aimee. But I'll take a British totty any day of the week. Their accents work for me a lot better than the blokes.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Oh, and my post from the last thread that I didn't realize was dead:

"Duff, I wouldn't rush to any judgments on the US Office after season one. Not at all. It didn't find it's voice until the 2nd season. The first season was the writers first straight copying the UK version, then slowly figuring out how to do it right. Most people were not huge fans of season one. I think it's alright, just not that great. However, season 2 changes everything. Seasons 2 & 3 were IMO great. Season 4 things started losing their magic. And the current season 5 is continuing that trend. But still, it's one of the best comedies on tv right. 30 Rock however, is that much better."

Duff said...

Cheers Jordan, I'll take your opinion into account. I have seen the odd episode which I found funny based pretty much solely on Steve Carrolls awesomeness, so i will watch through when i get a chance...or when i stop obsessing with Lost, so roll on 2010 then...

ps Did you think of 'These cans are defective!!' When Karl got shot? I most certainly did :)

Jordan from the 206 said...

"Somebody hates this kid!"

Jordan from the 206 said...

From the last thread:

"Who ever knew two chicks could be so good?"

That's what HE said!

Stephanie said...

Here's a few of my favorite Brits.
Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson Hynes(NSFW)
John Oliver
Paul Bettany

Enjoy. I spent a lot of time on this.

Jordan from the 206 said...

How was the test Steph?

Stephanie said...

Another Brit I find terribly entertaining.

Danny Boyle

Stephanie said...

I feel like I have a solid B in the class. Now I want to completely forget about basic computer programming.

Alirio said...

I guess I need not make the case for Canadian accents being sexy???

cough! cough!

Chris JC said...

Canadian beards are sexy.

Stephanie said...

And flannel is sexy.

Chris JC said...

"Flexy"

t-dot kim said...

I personally like Canadian accents.

memphish said...

I think Jack has no chest hair in the future because he's trying to be Sawyer, what with banging Kate and saying son of a bitch, lack of chest hair is the next best thing to aerodynamic shoulders.

Holli

Duff said...

Glad to hear it Steph, and Spaced is an absolutely brilliant show. I am happy Simon Pegg has made it big because his humour is great.

That cameraman on the skateboard was wicked! I wish he had kickflipped off or some shit though!!

I think next on Jacks list of 'things to do like Sawyer' is call Kate 'freckles' in a moment of sarcasm and utter stupidity....that would be sweet.

Mr. Bill said...

Oh Charlie

Kablamo!

Duff said...

Hey, after rewatching the 'Jaffa Cakes' bit, if anyone wants more witty, dry, bonkers brittish humour (that is actually good unlike some recent exports) try 'Green Wing'. The other guy that isn't Simon Pegg is in it. There were only two series but its brilliant and beautifuly directed too. I hope one of you guys watches an episode or two and gets hooked. Thank me later. :-)

Stephanie said...

Why have I not watched The Office yet?

Stephanie said...

The amazing thing about Spaced is you can see Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz in the show. I wonder what other film is contained within the tv show that is yet to be created.

andrew. said...

- maybe a comedy about candy ravers. One of Nick Frosts' most joyful scenes on the series.

- watched disc 2 of the season 4 set. This season is much better on DVD without trying to predict everything or wondering if the show lost its mojo at every turn. Even 'Eggtown,' stands up. Actually, i think 'Ji Yeon' is the weakest episode now.

memphish said...

I still think The Other Woman is the weakest. I didn't love Something Nice Back Home either except for Jorge's awesome crazy Hurley.

Holli

Herlihy said...

i liked Something Nice Back Home because it showed Jack's descent into depression very well. I don't like the similarity in titles of that episode and There's No Place Like Home though.

Stephanie said...

Lost. Meh.

memphish said...

Stephanie don't be talking that kind of crap around here. Start a S4 re-watch and then we'll talk.

Holli

Herlihy said...

So...Seeing as though we're on the topic of invading Brits....

We just crowned a Leona Lewis-with-a-husky-voice clone as the winner of X Factor last night.

Expect to have her invading your airwaves in about 9 months.

Her winner's song, the Leonard Cohen and Jeff Buckley classic, Hallelujah

Her singing a duet of Listen with Beyoncé.

Personally, i think that duet won it for her. She's actually well good.

Stephanie said...

Touche, Holli.

Dang it. My favorite song and I can't see it.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Whoopee. Simon Cowell has duped people once again into buying another one of his recording artists as an unknown "contest winner". Those singing shows are so fake nowadays. I'd be willing to bet you that 90% of the contestants that are any good already have agents and were put on the show for the exact reason to gain exposure.

Chris JC said...

Have any Jeff Buckley fans gone rouge with rage at the winner's song being a cover of Hallelujah? cos, y'know, if they did it would be pretty funny.

Herlihy said...

Well, there's a facebook group trying to get Jeff Buckley's version to be the christmas number one, with 20,000 members already. Funny, that with over 4 million votes, i doubt that Alexandra Burke will be that bothered...

I don't think Buckley's fans would be too bothered anyway. I'm almost certain Leonard Cohen isn't... He's well going to get loads of royalties because of this.

Jordan - I know that sorta happened with Leona, where she recorded an album 2 years before she won the show, but i don't think this happened with Alexandra. Over the past 3 months or so, a big deal has been made over the fact she tried for the show three years ago and didn't get through to the live shows... then she went through a depression spiral... and tried out again... and won. Perfect selling point really.

Jordan from the 206 said...

"Over the past 3 months or so, a big deal has been made over the fact she tried for the show three years ago and didn't get through to the live shows... then she went through a depression spiral..."

Isn't that just the most perfect tale. You can't write a better story. Oh, wait. lol.

Duff said...
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Duff said...

Songs that Lost characters would do....

Alpert - Forever Young (complete with 80's eyeliner!)
Sawyer - Achy Breaky Heart (bit stereotypical)
Kate - Running up that hill
Jack - Fix You (too easy)
Claire - All that she wants
Hurley - Crazy (stole from Kim!)
Ben - Bugs

That was fun! Anymore suggestions??

Chris JC said...

Duffy, sir, that is a fantastic little idea.

Nikki & Paulo: Going Underground
Rousseau: You Give Love a Bad Name*



*(give it a moment)

PalmerEldritch said...

KA-BLAMo!~!!


holli, i think i'll celebrate PKD's birthday by fighting a personal war against kipple in my house and then replacing myself with a replicant. oh. and maybe taking enough drugs that i decide to list my sins to a giant imaginary insect or see a red laser beam that proves that we're living simultaneously in two timelines.

actually, that all sounds rather fun considering that i haven't had power since thursday night. giant ice storm and all.

thank goodness that work has electricity and interwebs lest i'd still not have access to the blogspot!

memphish said...

I hope I won't be joining you in that icy pain tonight Palmer. They are predicting freezing rain to begin any time after noon. While it should be worse north of here, you never know.

My dumb ass sister is driving up here from Baton Rouge today, and I tried to get her to leave early to beat it, but no. I got a text from her a 9 saying they'd be leaving soon which for her probably means before noon.

Holli

Duff said...

Ha! You most definitely have me beat with 'You give love a bad name'. That is funny....and appropriate.

Hows about

Charlie - My Sacrifice
Eko - Push it
Bernarnd - Kiss from a Rose
Scott and Steve - Thats not my name

Chris JC said...

Kiss From a Rose = Brilliance.

Charlie's Guitar - Indestructable (by Alisha's Attic. Their spelling).

Stephanie said...

I have a show ready to upload but need a cute title. What can I call a show that featurs a discussion with a vinyl shop owner about underapreciated actors inspired by the Sam Rockwell? Quick! Hurry!

Chris JC said...

"Unappreciated Actors: The Vinyl Countdown" ?

Stephanie said...

I think I left out the word "great".

elias said...

THE Sam Rockwell - I getcha.

PalmerEldritch said...

ten days from possibly getting the season 4 blu-rays for christmas.

eleven days from possibly getting the season 4 blu-rays not for christmas.

mb said...

Hey All

totally socked in with ice and snow today (and very possibly a few more days). Family is getting a tad stir crazy - to the point where I'm actually looking FORWARD (kind of) to going out in our driveway to see if we have chains to put on our car.

How the situation up north Jordan (and jimmy if you read this)?

BRILLIANT game Duff!

Ana Lucia - "Bitch"
(the Meredith Brooks one - who incidentally is from Oregon City)

Stephanie said...

Discussions of a Dangerous Mind featuring Andrew

mb, you are next.

PalmerEldritch said...

holli, good luck!

fill the tub with water just in case.

memphish said...

That is a very scary sounding tip Palmer. But yes, I do want to be able to flush.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

also, if you have a generator, that would be pretty bad ass.

and you'd better eat all the ice cream just in case you can't power the fridge. :)

memphish said...

We do have a generator, but I'm not sure we have much gas around. I've been griping at hubby to fill up those gas cans and test the generator. 5 years ago we went 9 1/2 days without power. We got a generator then, but I don't think we have a heater we could hook up to it. Last minute Xmas item?

Holli

Jordan from the 206 said...

How the situation up north Jordan (and jimmy if you read this)?

Cold.

We got snow on Saturday. Not a ton, just enough to coat the grass and rooftops. Other areas got a bit more. I live near the water, so I tend to usually not get too much. We're around below freezing for pretty much all week. That's not normal for around here. I turned the heat on in my apartment for the first time since last winter. They're saying we could get more snow tomorrow and Wednesday.

Jordan from the 206 said...

So apparently Hugh Jackman is going to host the Oscars. That's different. But didn't he just recently get a lot of praise hosting some other award show?

t-dot kim said...

I think Jackman actually won an Emmy for hosting the Tony Awards

Jimmy said...

MB (Jordan too)...

Very, very cold. In fact, the coldest night in Seattle in 44 years, it turned out. We reached 19 degrees!

It took me two hours to get in, as I now live i9n West Seattle. Black ice everywhere...I like the cold but I am done with this winter already.

Jimmy said...

Ladies...

Imagine my smile when I looked at the blog this morning and saw this new thread :)

Of course...you are not telling me anything I didn't already know ;)

Jimmy said...

Kim,

I believe you are right about Hugh Jackman.

Did anyone see "The Day the Earth Stood Still"? I was totally getting ready for it, as I loved the original, and the book...but the reviews were so abysmal I'm waiting for the DVD, if at all :(

Jordan from the 206 said...

Wolverine trailer

Chris JC said...

Another Dharma Special Access from Darlton. Some good stuff in there, and a few lines to read between:

dharmaspecialaccess.com

p/w: kapalaran

Jordan from the 206 said...

Jimmy, what caused you to move to West Seattle? That's a whole universe away from Ballard/Fremont. Not really. But the drive over the W. Seattle bridge feels like it.

Jimmy said...

Love made me do it, Jordan!

Yep...I actually moved in with my girlfriend. I really like West Seattle...I actually discovered it to be a cool place around 4 years ago after. Prior to that, I felt it was a no mans land but it seemed to grow on me.

Anyway...I moved in, and now am trying to readjust to living with others. Hmmm....

Jordan from the 206 said...

First of ten BSG webisodes

Stephanie said...

I was expecting Gaeta's boyfriend to be more attractive.

memphish said...

He's no Arturo

Holli

/no freezing precip yet!

memphish said...

I posted Arturo for 69. I think that's valid.

Holli

Stephanie said...

haha
Some of that Wolverine trailer looked awesome. Some looked lame.

Alirio said...

WTF!!!

The BSG clip on scifi.com tells me my LOCATION makes the clip unavailable!!!

Damn you Canada-specific IP addressing!

DAMN YOU!!!

I have half a mind to put on my flanel shirt, start singing a waltz and floating on down there to roll them off a nice big Canadian log!

Herlihy said...

I got the same message about location... So i just went over to youtube and found it almost straight away.

t-dot kim said...

Alirio!!

I love it, lol. Why don't they play the animated version before the national anthem when CBC is about to go off air anymore?

t-dot kim said...

Whoops...it is the animated one, :P

Lostaholic said...

What do you all think about this theory...it just popped in my head...

What if the man in the casket wasn't John Locke? What if John is still on the island? The man that Ben is using to recruit all the Oceanic survivors is actually Jeremy Bentham, a man with a teen-aged son... who happens to be John Locke's "Bad Twin".

Alirio said...

Kim,

I only ever knew the animated version... first time I saw live-action intro was on YouTube...

I too have fond childhood memories of that cartoon playing right before the test-pattern came on the CBC airwaves...

One bit of Canadian TV I STILL have a hard time convincing even my Canadian friends ever existed:

ROCKET BOY

Although laid out as a series, I have only ever seen it played straight through as a TV movie...

andrew. said...

- one thing they could do with Locke in the coffin is somehow take advantage of the time difference between the island and the real world to have Locke alive and traipsing around on the island at the same time that he's cooling in the casket, sort of like the freighter doctor's fate. Season 5 is sooo close now!

- that Rocket Boy show looks crazy. Since i grew up on things the Gil Gerard Buck Rogers, Shazam!, and Greatest American Hero, i couldn't tell at first if it was supposed to be a serious kids' sci-fi show, and if they were really trying to sell Dave Thomas as a leading man.

Jordan from the 206 said...

If you're a fan of Curb Your Enthusiasm, or want to see what you've been missing.
Montage of just about every vulgarity ever mentioned in the show.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Oh, and for the Lost fans. Hurley makes an appearance at the 7:24 mark. ;)

Mr. Bill said...

One of the funniest and random things I've seen all week.

Here

Duff said...

Cheers MB, It was a fun game! I actually considered making my screen name 'MB or not MB' after listening to your entertaining duplicity on previous episodes.

About the Locke theory (kinda) I heard an excellent theory somewhere but i cant remember where. What if, Christian Shepherd is on the island BEFORE he dies in Australia. They have always said he's dead, but what if due to time disparity he went to the island on bearing 295 say, arriving early, then does his thing then leaves later on bearing 345 getting back to the real world just after he arrived on the island....went to Australia, met anna lucia and done all that we've seen then died. I have a problem with 'ghost/spirits/whatever' being able to pick up corporial things like babies and such. I think this would be a good explanation. Speaking of Christian Shepherd....

Christian - Cats in the Cradle

Chris JC said...

Blimey! A Christian Shepherd theory that works within the confines of the show!

Doc Arzt: Nine Inch Nails' "Mr Self Destruct"

memphish said...

That's an interesting idea about Christian Duff. My only problem with it is that why wouldn't a live Christian a) be boozing it up in Othersville or b) reconciling with Jack or c) acting in some stereotypical other Christian Shephard way. Instead he's someone "in" on what's up with this Island. So I think he's dead and the Island is using him, from that mobisode with Vincent all the way through retrieving Claire and instructing Locke.

Locke's failure to tell Ben and Hurley about Claire and Christian in the cabin really ticked me off again on re-watch. Locke can stay in the coffin as far as I'm concerned. I'm really tired of pathetically wrong, secretive Locke.

Holli

Duff said...

Hey Holli,

I think he isn't boozing it up because he doesn't want anyone to know he's there, he's hiding out with Jacob or holding him at the cabin. Thats also why he doesn't want Locke to tell anyone. Which also pisses me off btw. I think its becoming more obvious that Jack and Locke are at the centre of all this, and it looks like Christian (clearly evil imo) has decided that Locke is the easier to manipulate, which i would agree with. Also, on a slightly related note, I am increasingly becoming of the opinion that when the plane originally crashed, it actually came through some kind of barrier and it crashed way into the future, like way into the future. The island being the last hope of salvation for mankind. That ones a bit far-fetched but...

Duff said...
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Chris JC said...

Oof!

Are we fully into the Nine Inch Nails canon?

Oceanic Survivors - Survivalism

memphish said...

Duff, I think Christian is working against the Island and possibly Jacob which is why Jack and Aaron, Christian's male heirs, get off the Island as a result of Christian's instruction to move the Island. I'm assuming the Island gave Jack appendicitis to keep him there, but he still gets off (TWHS) foiling the Island's schemes.

Holli

Duff said...

I agree, and its even better because either of us could still be right about Christian. Sweeeet. I'm still a bit suspicious of Juliet in that operation....I think we are meant to be though. Also, if anyone has watched that new vid from the producers, do you think that bit with the wreath was some kind of subtle clue towards something? I think it seemed a bit out of place...but i have no idea how or why. Thats not a spoiler of any kind, they just talk shit for two minutes before they get into all the questions.

Stephanie said...

It's good to know that my cat isn't the only one obsessed with toilets.

Chris JC said...

I keeping with the British Guy feel of this thread, Good news for fans of Stargate and weasel-faced Scotsmen.

Which takes him out of the Doctor Who running finally - that rumour was getting tiresome.

memphish said...

British guys may be hot, but the nation has shit taste in movies.

Holli

Chris JC said...

AHEM!

memphish said...

I guess the inflated UK ticket prices make those about even huh Chris?

Holli

Chris JC said...

You guys make or finance this stuff, we just hoover it up like good little children.

Oh, and star in and direct most of it.

I'm not even sure what point I'm making any more. Good shout, Holli!

Redrabbitblue said...

Random song lyrics, out of now where to brighten a day!

Slow down, you move too fast.
You got to make the morning last.
Just kicking down the cobble stones.
Looking for fun and feelin' groovy.
Hello lamppost,
What cha knowing?
I've come to watch your flowers growing.
Ain't cha got no rhymes for me?
Doot-in' doo-doo,
Feelin' groovy.

Got no deeds to do,
No promises to keep.
I'm dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep.
Let the morning time drop all its petals on me.
Life, I love you,
All is groovy.

Chris JC said...

See. Brits wouldn't write songs about lampposts.

Apart from this one.

Oh, and this one

Stephanie said...

I thought the British didn't do sappy. Mamma Mia is the sap sap sappiest.


/Buying Mamma Mia today.

Chris JC said...

Sappy isn't the same as mawkishly, and cynically, sentimental.

Speaking of which - new study finds Rom Coms Ruin love Life.

Stephanie said...

And that perfectly sums up why I don't like Rom Coms. I am a realist.

Chris JC said...

Trust the Scots to ruin everyone's fun.

Stephanie said...

I miss ralph- and Ben being on my iPod. Those early Saturday morning commutes to work listening to The Dharmalars were magical.

Chris JC said...

Which is why it's a good that that LOST is back soon isn't it, Mrs. "LOST = meh"

;)

You could listen to an old one?

PalmerEldritch said...

anyone not have all three seasons of Arrested Development on DVD yet?

anyone have $29 to spare?

http://www.amazon.com/gp/goldbox

Gold Box deal of the Day for December 16th.

oooh. and free shipping!




yeah, Robert Carlyle will be interesting to see on a Stargate series. although, we should have seen it coming. ;)

PalmerEldritch said...

and wtf is up with the LOST fashion shoot pictures?!


/spoilers?

Jordan from the 206 said...

"British guys may be hot, but the nation has shit taste in movies."

This is very true Holli. The last time I was in London, Jumper & Cloverfield were dominating dvd sales.

Oh, and this has got to be one of the most ridiculous lists I've ever seen.
Empire magazine's extremely quetionable 100 greatest movie characters of all time list
Tyler Durden over Darth Vader & Indiana Jones? What?! I get Brits love Alan Rickman, but Hans Gruber at #17?! The guy who tortures people in the Saw movies is #30? Brick Tamland, Steve Carrell from Anchorman comes in at #57. Who the hell is at #64? I don't even know this movie. Ben Stiller in Dodgeball as the #65 greatest movie character of ALL TIME!!! Ed from Shaun on the Dead @ #77. Oh and Blade who came in at 47 beats out Batman or Superman, neither of who made this list. Oh, and no need to defend this Brit buddies. I'm sure it's just one or two morons at Empire. I just needed an excuse to post this ridiculous list.

Chris JC said...

Empire readers are weird. They have have pretensions towards sophisticated fare, but whenever there's a huge list, the top ten is always dominated by Star Wars and Indiana Jones.

Oh, and The Shawshank Redemption. They love that thing.

Chris JC said...

Ah, to understand #64 you will need to DEMAND to have some booze, feel like a pig shat in your head and watch THIS.

Richard E. Grant's signature role which is still so good that people forgive him anything else he does as a result.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Speaking of things British and the like. I recently saw Death at a Funeral. Humorous quirky little film. I liked the fact that there was an American guy doing a British accent (Wash from Firefly). Almost never happens, yet we have a multitude of Brits over here doing American accents.

I'm watching Six Feet Under, on season 3. And guess who just joined the cast? Dwight! Rainn Wilson just took a job as the mortician's aprentice. He plays a very similar character. Little more serious obviously. Oh, and a couple ep's back, Sylar made a brief appearance as an art student in Claire's (different Claire) class.

Chris JC said...

Keanu Reeves in Bram Stoker's Dracula
Kevin Costner in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Christian Slater in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
Madonna during the last ten or so years
Don Cheadle in Ocean's ETC.
Anne Hathaway in Becoming Jane
James Marsters in Buffy

But this will just lead to Tim Roth's accent in Reservoir Dogs and Gary Oldman in The Fifth Element, so it's probably best avoided.

BELATED KABLAMO!

PalmerEldritch said...

hey, kids. why not legally change your name in tribute to the best friend in the movie Teen Wolf?

Stylez G. White, No. 91 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Stephanie said...

I hated Death at a Funeral.
Conversely, Frost/Nixon is phenomenal.

Jordan from the 206 said...

I didn't think Death at a Funeral was awesome by any means. Most of it was a bit slow. But a couple of the scenes, including the part with the midget in the coffin, I found quite funny.

Frost/Nixon looks good. There's a whole crap load of movies getting Oscar buzz right now that I need to see. The only one I have little to no desire to see is Milk. Not because it's about the gays. Just because I loathe Sean Penn. Especially when he plays a character. Plus, I simply don't find the story to be interesting in the least. Trying not to be too controversial here. But it's like all the numerous sports movies that have come out about "the first black ____ " Be it football player, swimming team, whatever. Either it's a good story, or it's not. The fact that it's about gay rights or civil rights doesn't alone make for a good film. Just because you choose to center your film around a worthy or just cause, or something that people are afraid of going again, does not mean it's good. But I feel that tends to happen more often than not. People feel that if they go against the film about the gay man that they will be painted as homophobic or intolerant. I guess my point is muddled a bit by the fact that I have no desire to see the film. Cuz who knows, maybe it's excellent. But it seems just as with Brokeback Mountain, if you make your movie about a controversial topic that has a definite un-pc tilt that can be taken, you're guaranteed a decent critical response. Because nobody wants to be the big bad homophobe.

Uh, that wasn't my intent when I started that post. Sorry if that offended anyone out there. Just thinking out loud. And as usual, my thoughts are more often nosense than anything. So feel free to dismiss them as such. ;)

Stephanie said...

Jordan, I see where you're coming from. I wouldn't expect anything less from you.
I think the problem I had with Death at a Funeral was the midget. It's not nice to laugh at little people.
I liked Mr Darcy. He was also very good in Frost/Nixon.

memphish said...

That's not Mr. Darcy. This is THE Mr. Darcy.

Holli

Herlihy said...

Anyone else notice that the cut on the side of Flint's head in this week's Heroes looked a lot like the Helix? Like the one on Kensei's sword?

Or maybe it was just me.

Or maybe i'm still the only one watching it.

Hmm.

andrew. said...

- Heroes is still on?

- i just finished the full run of Skins. I enjoyed it. Despite all of the nudity, sex and drugs, it didn't feel like the sole purpose was to shock me about how out of control the younger generation is, unlike some recent movies. Series 2 especially had some pretty intense episodes.

- Jordan, i hear you on politically unassailable topics, but i think that Harvey Milk is a really compelling character, and his story and the history of the gay rights movement including things like the Stonewall riots really are largely swept under the rug in America. That said, i'm not in a hurry to see Milk because biopics, even for people I find fascinating, tend to gloss over the flawed and interesting parts of the story in favor of a pat narrative.

Duff said...

Although Heroes has its moments, and has the odd good episode, overall its a big pile of steaming turd. Characters just flip far too easy, good guy to bad guy, bad guy to good guy and without hardly any motivation. Its really annoying.

Its has nothing on Lost. Lost superhero powers:

Ben - Makes you do what he wants
Hurley - See's dead people
Juliet - Burns stuff, like food.
Claire - Can annoy a person to suicide.
Sayid - Can break bones by looking at them.

Stephanie said...

I don't even know who Flint is.

Ryan, I liked Hancock.

PalmerEldritch said...

huzzah! electricity is back.

has Holli lost power?

havna seen Heroes yet but plan to full screen it on Hulu on the PS3.

Herlihy said...

Oh, right. Flint is the guy who can throw blue flames.

I like Heroes. It annoys me sometimes, but so does Lost. I guess the britishness in me wants the underdog to succeed.

Duff - I got from Volume 3 that things aren't so black and white, everyone has a villainous side... hence all the flipping.

Steph, i'm glad you liked Hancock. Apparently a sequel is possibly going to be made... don't know how i feel about that.

Stephanie said...

I got from volume three that Damon Lindeloff is a far superior show runner to Tim Kring.

I see why Hancock wasn't a hit with the general public. The story is very weird. And who wants to see Will Smith be an asshole? No one.

PalmerEldritch said...

will smith as an asshole?

AW HEEEEELL NO!


why wasn't Carlton in Hancock? or at least the snobby sister? ga-row!



yeah, how do we get Tim Kring away from Heroes so Bryan Fuller can be the show runner?

Stephanie said...

Hancock contained no Ashley Banks but it did feature Buddy Garrity.

memphish said...

I have power. Memphis was in a hole (TWSS) between bad weather to the northwest and bad weather to the southeast.

And because I have power, I have Conchords. Sorry rest of the world; it sucks to be you again.

Holli

PalmerEldritch said...

watching that now, holli. :D

memphish said...

Check out these photos and subscribe to that website if you don't already.

Holli

Stephanie said...

Those are images the US aren't going to see on the nightly news.

Stephanie said...

Maybe non-Americans can see FOTC using this.

PalmerEldritch said...

all those ninja proxy sites not working to sneak people in to US websites?

/give us your huddled internet masses

Jordan from the 206 said...

I'm with Palmer. I want Tim Kring to have a heart to heart with Sylar, where he is zapped of all his show running powers. I'm really hoping that Bryan Fuller can help fix the show. I think a lot of people forget just how good season 1 (up until the finale) was.

Herlihy, I saw it to. The helix symbol on the side of Flint's face. That was the first time I have noticed it. So I'm guessing it wasn't there previously.

Also agree with Palmer, more Ashley Banks. She was a looker.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Oh, and #20 on Holli's list of photos. I want one of those.

Herlihy said...

Sure you mean "too".

PalmerEldritch said...

so, i should probably get off my lazy ass and watch the Volume 3 finale of Heroes sometime, eh?


man, i'm glad LOST doesnt have Volumes

Jordan from the 206 said...

No, I meant "to". I meant it as a commentary on society. About how the man is always trying to make you conform to his sociological ideals. About how self-aware, cognitive thought is stifled by fascist dictators who want you to buy their designer jeans. It's all the Matrix, man. I'm telling ya.

Jordan from the 206 said...

"so, i should probably get off my lazy ass and watch the Volume 3 finale of Heroes sometime, eh?"

Eh.

Sure, yeah. Watch it. Just don't have any expectations. And you might want to save yourself the time and roll your eyes a couple dozen times in advance.

PalmerEldritch said...

"so, i should probably get off my ass and watch the lazy Volume 3 finale of Heroes sometime, eh?"

better?

Jordan from the 206 said...

Much.

http://plutor.org/filmaddict/

Jordan from the 206 said...

Um, not sure why my browser suddenly posted on it' own. But whatever.

That link I just posted is a current list of the top 250 rated films on IMDB. The list is obviously pretty subjective, and many people take ojection to IMDB ratings. But go ahead and see how many of these supposed "top" movies you've seen. I scored a 48.4%. I'm guessing Andrew puts that # to shame.

andrew. said...

- i got a 93.6% i'm sufficiently addicted. Most of the ones i haven't seen are from 1920-1940.

- Have you guys started thinking about best of 2008 lists? music? movies? Any obvious winners?

elias said...

the lists are coming, Andrew. Slim pickings film-wise but it's been a great year for music.

Stephanie said...

I'm very disappointed with my 58.8%. I got to start watching more TCM.

Stephanie said...

So far Frost/Nixon is the best I've seen. But I haven't seen much. I feel sure Slumdog Millionaire will be near the top of my list. I still think of In Bruges as one that I enjoyed the most.

PalmerEldritch said...

Worst.BatmanRumors.Evar.

what a pile of suck those rumors are. i know it's The Sun but its like they're not even trying.

Jordan from the 206 said...

Silly Brits. Tricks are for Kids.

Still better than that horrible Cher as Catwoman rumor.

Not quite sure why people keep coming up with all these Batman casting rumors. I'm pretty sure they don't even have Nolan or Bale signed or yet, let alone a script.

t-dot kim said...

I'm only 30.8%

Jordan from the 206 said...

I think I might in some warped twisted way be able to deal with Eddie Murphy as the Riddler. But Shia as Robin would be ridiculous. Unless they do the Robin dies storyline and have it happen 5 minutes into the film.

PalmerEldritch said...

not a creature was stirring
not even a mouse
when a new TLI
showed up at my house!