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Sir Andrew

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  1. I've been pondering the movie, and I think I'm going to see it again to try and understand it. It'd be nice if I could get a screenplay somewhere to read beforehand, but meh.
  2. She definitely looks the part. Here's a casting pick of my own: Wallace Shawn as James Taggart. Just imagine him saying "I didn't say that!" in the same tone as "INCONCEIVABLE!"
  3. There we go, now it's not 3 stars. Happier?

  4. Fortunately, Alzheimer's cannot be expressed in a picture
  5. Yes, but we didn't need to see pieces of JFK's skull on the car and Jackie Onassis getting up in shock. The camera easily could have fumbled with the sound of the shot and then gone back down to Jackie being pushed back. And there was nothing to point out with the hippies. Is the source equally as disgusting? I'm sorry, but I'm judging this film on its own (as films should), and it's probably the worst film I've seen.
  6. Any Star Trek Any Stargate 30 Rock The Office Family Guy South Park Seinfeld (The funniest show to be on TV, EVER) 24 (The best drama on TV, EVER) Mystery Science Theater 3000 The Sopranos (2nd best drama on TV) Red Eye w/ Greg Gutfeld Sanctuary
  7. Re: Indiana Jones The movie turned me off when they brought aliens into the picture.
  8. The entire performance was completely unoriginal. It was Clint Eastwood/Dirty Harry in a mask. Edit: Things that irritated me about Watchmen: Random glass crystal on Mars Rorschach a Clint Eastwood/Dirty Harry rip-off Comedian a Robert Downey Jr. rip off John just looked like a combination of the Silver Surfer painted blue with the powers of Jessica Alba from the Fantastic Four. John's bouncing flaccid penis Rorschach torching the cops after being framed. Rorschach murdering the killer of the missing girl. Rorschach torturing. Rorschach throwing hot frying oil on a man's face, killing him. Rorschach biting the kid's ear off as a kid. Zack Snyder's cutting to a flashback every five minutes, trying to be Quentin Tarantino but failing miserably. Characters talking past each other in dialogue (specifically the John/Laurie scene on Mars) The stupid notion of "understanding without condoning or condemning" Nixon being elected for five terms The needless recreation of the Kennedy Assassination tragedy - I'm sorry, but it was a waste of three hours of my life.
  9. I'm sorry, but hardcore pornography is more artistic than Watchmen.
  10. My profile: http://www.updown.com/member/Andrew-Matheny I've been on there a year with no clue as to what I'm doing, although I just started getting into it.
  11. I like TC Boyle for his style of writing, don't necessarily agree with the thoughts he expresses with it, though.
  12. What are you majoring in, and what do you want to do with your degree? I can tell you that I'm a college student and I've been struggling with the same things you have (my room's a mess, haven't been waking up on time for classes, etc). I only recently (as in yesterday) decided I needed to get my act together, and it was only after I realized that I don't want to major in Literary Studies, but I want to get an Arts & Performance degree and write for TV and Film. Make sure you feel that you have a purpose for being there at school, and it'll become easier.
  13. The opening scene from The Godfather (which is absolutely the best movie I have ever seen) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjQx0uZTbhI Also the courtroom scene from A Few Good Men. Classic. The final scene from There Will Be Blood, another one of my all-time favorites: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B35rYEkYgvs
  14. I believe Ayn Rand's comments on building codes apply the same way- if you sell bad food or drugs, you get sued for fraud and you have to pay damages. That is all the protection you should need.
  15. I say no, although I'm actually bi- or pansexual because I don't define my relationships by gender.
  16. I've been thinking about this for a while now after it came up in a debate and I thought I'd post this question to see how other people answer this. Basically, the central question is whether or not the Israelites coming out of Egypt had a right to the 'promised land'. As I understand it, they emigrated from it to move to Egypt because of drought and famine, and then were enslaved and before being liberated generations later by god. But do they still own the property after generations and other people had already settled there and developed it, and had children? Now one thing I can't wrap my head around is the notion that the Israelites (a collective) owned a general area of land that was being occupied by other people. If they knew exactly whose property had belonged to whom and which descendants that property should go to, that would be a different matter, wouldn't it? Any thoughts?
  17. Let me do some poking around. I almost want to say that was in one of the little collections that have been published, like VoS or PWNI
  18. At least 4. Although I think most of you are forgetting the economy in all of this. If it continues to get worse and worse, it would create a nice opening for someone like, say, Sarah Palin to come and (rightly) place the blame on government intervention.
  19. Is this what the next four years is going to be like? Blergh...
  20. That reminds me of the short story by DH Lawrence called "The Rocking Horse Winner", which I just wrote an essay for in my literature class.
  21. Lady Gaga. I love her music, and she has a fantastic sense of style:
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