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Post by Simply Joel » Mon Jun 28, 2004 9:33 am

Wind_Borne wrote:
cowboyangel wrote: must be alot a folks out there who want to know the truth......
Truth? Hmm...

Fahrenheit 9/11. Battleship Potemkin. Triumph of the Will. Rhetorical masterpieces all; but truth?
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Fahrenheit 9/11

Post by Rob the Wop » Mon Jun 28, 2004 9:54 am

Just got done seeing Fahrenheit 9/11 this weekend. Pretty much what I expected. About 65% interesting, provable/disprovable data that I enjoyed. I tend to believe MM when he states a series of provable data, such as the ties between Saudi and Bush.

The other 35% was blatant opinions and emotional appeals. Interesting to see the lady that was very gung-ho about her son being in the Armed Forces, and the 180 degree change once her son was KIA.

Typical Moore. Interesting, informative in a way- but take the movie with a grain of salt. Listen to the provable facts (he tends not to make up 'facts'), and ignore the blatant emotionalism.
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Post by cowboyangel » Mon Jun 28, 2004 6:01 pm

Simply Joel wrote:
Wind_Borne wrote:
cowboyangel wrote: must be alot a folks out there who want to know the truth......
Truth? Hmm...

Fahrenheit 9/11. Battleship Potemkin. Triumph of the Will. Rhetorical masterpieces all; but truth?
here here...
triumph of the will was made for Hitler........more akin to Fox news(?) than Michael Moore......
"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believe is false."- William Casey, CIA Director 1981

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Post by Wind_Borne » Tue Jun 29, 2004 12:30 am

cowboyangel wrote: triumph of the will was made for Hitler........more akin to Fox news(?) than Michael Moore......
LOL.

I would caution, however, that equating patriotism to fascism clouds, rather than clarifies, political discourse. Conservatives, librerals, enviromentalists, feminists and many others have all been tarred with the Nazi brush. It's a cheap rhetorical device designed to shut down an opponent. But the humble and honest seeker of wisdom craves the open flow of all ideas.
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Post by cowboyangel » Tue Jun 29, 2004 7:53 am

Wind_Borne wrote:
cowboyangel wrote: triumph of the will was made for Hitler........more akin to Fox news(?) than Michael Moore......
LOL.

I would caution, however, that equating patriotism to fascism clouds, rather than clarifies, political discourse. Conservatives, librerals, enviromentalists, feminists and many others have all been tarred with the Nazi brush. It's a cheap rhetorical device designed to shut down an opponent. But the humble and honest seeker of wisdom craves the open flow of all ideas.
Goebels would be proud of Fox, Wind...otherwise , you're right
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Post by ebaynelson » Tue Jun 29, 2004 10:05 am

Michael Moore's films are best when he keeps quiet and lets his subjects tell the story. Bush's speech to "the Haves, and the Have-More's" at his fundraisers. Ashcroft singing (perhaps the most surreal moment). Lila Lipscomb staring down the White House. The Oregon state troopers, assigning one man to the entire coastline. The Marine recruiters at work in Flint. The Iraqi mother whose invocations of Allah are finally provided in context, with a full translation of her frustration.

Moore can be obnoxious, but I love him for simply throwing hard punches from the left in a way that reaches the general public. Unlike, say, Air America.
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Post by DVD Burner » Tue Jun 29, 2004 10:37 am

Wind_Borne wrote: I would caution, however, that equating patriotism to fascism clouds, rather than clarifies, political discourse. Conservatives, librerals, enviromentalists, feminists and many others have all been tarred with the Nazi brush. It's a cheap rhetorical device designed to shut down an opponent. But the humble and honest seeker of wisdom craves the open flow of all ideas.
Hate to tell you Wind but it is true. The Bush family did create Hitler. Look up Prescott Bush.
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Post by notthat1 » Tue Jun 29, 2004 12:08 pm

Just watched "City of God", whoa! If you havn't seen it, then do yourself a favor and go rent it. Funkin awesome movie :D .
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Post by Last Real Burner » Wed Jun 30, 2004 3:17 am

Just had the good fortune to see the new movie "Spiderman 2" here is proof that great movies can still be made. A five star picture that still has goosebumps popping up on my arm. The Cast is astounding and I mean everybody even the extras and the one liners. And the scene where everyone stands in front of our downed hero when the menenincing Doc Ock, who could rip your heart out while taking off his glasses is totally heartwrenching and captivating scene. Rami you Rock.... When I grow up I wanna be like you.... Molina is the utmost shit you make me feel you're pain. Great actors Great Cinematography, Great Animation, Great Story, shit Great Love story. And those my friends are the key to a great and I mean great movie

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Post by Last Real Burner » Wed Jun 30, 2004 3:22 am

I forgot to mention that Toby McGuire himself, in person, introduced the movie at the theater I went to. What an awesome and humble guy, what a great actor.


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Post by cowboyangel » Wed Jun 30, 2004 7:41 am

thanks mr. smith will check it out...btw how's your tv show doing?
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Post by BAS » Wed Jun 30, 2004 5:27 pm

In many ways, it seems, comic books are today's mythologies: from "the Crow" to "Sandman" to the X-Men cycle to the Spiderman cycle. I am planing on seeing Spiderman 2 whenever I can scrap together the money!

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Post by cowboyangel » Wed Jun 30, 2004 8:32 pm

soon in a theater near you, there will be a docu-drama on the life of Lydia
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Post by cowboyangel » Wed Jul 21, 2004 9:34 pm

I-Robot is pretty good....message here for all GMO proponents.
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Post by Steven bradford » Wed Jul 21, 2004 10:26 pm

After all, Asimov is dead, so who's to care if Hollywood uses his stories for toilet paper one more time? It doesn't seem that anyone involved read a single story, just borrowed the character names from a synopsis they were forwarded.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Jul 22, 2004 10:27 am

King Arthur was okay as an action-adventure-costume flick. But it's not really Kind Arthur without incest and adultary.












Unless it was to make some sort of point about those elements being from the Catholic/sin obsessed world view of Malory or something.

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Post by samtzu » Thu Jul 22, 2004 3:13 pm

It's Incest and Adultery that makes all the great movies! I mean, Look at Ben Hur, The Sound of Music, Lawrence of Arabia, Godfather III, The Muppets Take Manhatten, Pee Wee's Big Adventure!! These are all filled to the brim with Incest and Adultery...

Either that, or I'm reading something into them that isn't there...

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Post by chickenfish » Thu Jul 22, 2004 3:37 pm

All those incestuos and adulterous muppets
chickenfish chickenfish you are not a pelican
chickenfish chickenfish your love is like a flea
chickenfish chickenfish your fins are so delicate
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Post by samtzu » Thu Jul 22, 2004 3:47 pm

Well, who's hands were inside those muppets... and who's hands were making love to who's hands? There's alot more below the surface... and the Swedish Chef? What the hell was that all about!?
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there is a new swedish cyborg movie out called....

Post by chickenfish » Thu Jul 22, 2004 3:50 pm

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chickenfish chickenfish your love is like a flea
chickenfish chickenfish your fins are so delicate
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Post by samtzu » Thu Jul 22, 2004 3:55 pm

Gadsuntheit!
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Post by chickenfish » Thu Jul 22, 2004 4:00 pm

Thank you...:) :D
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Post by Rian Jackson » Thu Jul 22, 2004 4:02 pm

samtzu wrote:It's Incest and Adultery that makes all the great movies! I mean, Look at Ben Hur, The Sound of Music, Lawrence of Arabia, Godfather III, The Muppets Take Manhatten, Pee Wee's Big Adventure!! These are all filled to the brim with Incest and Adultery...

Either that, or I'm reading something into them that isn't there...

Nawwww....
i tell you my family is inbred and you have to run all over the playa like it's a joke! is there no respect????

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Post by chickenfish » Thu Jul 22, 2004 4:05 pm

What kind of bread are they in? Did you bake them in there?
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chickenfish chickenfish your love is like a flea
chickenfish chickenfish your fins are so delicate
chickenfish chickenfish chicken of the sea

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Post by Rian Jackson » Thu Jul 22, 2004 4:09 pm

something with a lot of nuts.

chickenfish are not known for their spelling, are they?
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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Jul 22, 2004 4:19 pm

Hey if you typed with fish fins and chicken talons, you might not spell so good either.

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Post by chickenfish » Thu Jul 22, 2004 4:23 pm

oh, the were in-bred....
as in my mothers my sister....
my condolences
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chickenfish chickenfish your love is like a flea
chickenfish chickenfish your fins are so delicate
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Post by chickenfish » Thu Jul 22, 2004 4:24 pm

but yes, cryptofish, being a far more puzzling fish than a chickenfish, is right to point out that it is very difficult to type with fins and talons....
chickenfish chickenfish you are not a pelican
chickenfish chickenfish your love is like a flea
chickenfish chickenfish your fins are so delicate
chickenfish chickenfish chicken of the sea

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Post by Rian Jackson » Thu Jul 22, 2004 4:35 pm

So would it disturb you to learn that i am typing with fins and talons? And that they are not part of my anatomy? You see, last time i met a chickenfish in a dark alley....
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Post by chickenfish » Thu Jul 22, 2004 4:38 pm

I always wondered what happened to cousin ish, the chickenfish
he moved to LA to become a star, but now I know where you are
a typing slave for ryan jackson, the fiddler of the playa
are you wearing his skin like a glove?
oh my where is the love...
chickenfish chickenfish you are not a pelican
chickenfish chickenfish your love is like a flea
chickenfish chickenfish your fins are so delicate
chickenfish chickenfish chicken of the sea

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