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by Christo
Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:50 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Son of God... Seriously?
Replies: 10
Views: 4351

Re: Son of God... Seriously?

LaserGuy wrote:I hate those trailers where they basically give away the entire movie.


Can't tell if you're kidding about this part. I mean, we know how the story ends right?

Thanks for the clip. It really does look awful. Why in the world do they have English accents!
by Christo
Sat Mar 01, 2014 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Son of God... Seriously?
Replies: 10
Views: 4351

Son of God... Seriously?

It's pretty hard to offend me, but this movie Son of God and the critics response to it has sent me over the edge. It's currently sitting at 23% on RT, and the general consensus is that it's authentic and earnest and boring. So, it's gotten bad reviews. You can catch the trailer here if you want: So...
by Christo
Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:54 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Man of Steel
Replies: 84
Views: 29725

Re: Man of Steel

This is perhaps a new take on the controversy: If Superman and Zod could punch each other through buildings without so much as scratching one another, then I simply don't buy that it would even be POSSIBLE for Supes to break his neck the way he did. A) super-healing - scratches and bruises heal...
by Christo
Mon Jun 24, 2013 11:33 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Man of Steel
Replies: 84
Views: 29725

Re: Man of Steel

This is perhaps a new take on the controversy:
Spoiler:
If Superman and Zod could punch each other through buildings without so much as scratching one another, then I simply don't buy that it would even be POSSIBLE for Supes to break his neck the way he did.
by Christo
Fri May 03, 2013 1:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's this hat style?
Replies: 2
Views: 5549

Re: What's this hat style?

Awesome. Thanks so much.
by Christo
Fri May 03, 2013 12:55 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's this hat style?
Replies: 2
Views: 5549

What's this hat style?

Can anybody tell me what the style of hat La Fours wore in Mallrats? I don't think it would be classified as Pork Pie, would it?

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by Christo
Sun Apr 14, 2013 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Allusions in The Magician King by Lev Grossman
Replies: 2
Views: 6490

Re: Allusions in The Magician King by Lev Grossman

PAstrychef wrote:I don't remember them particularly, since I tend to recognize them straight off.


That's an interesting thought. It's like saying your mental acuity prevents your mental acuity.
by Christo
Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:48 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: BKV's Saga controversy
Replies: 1
Views: 8901

BKV's Saga controversy

This either hilarious, horrible, or both. Apparently Apple is refusing to sell the twelfth issue of Brian K. Vaughn's comic series Saga, because there are two tiny images of gay sex. Keep in mind, this series has shown plenty of sex between bizarre aliens with TV heads. It's shown naked spider-women...
by Christo
Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: Logic Puzzles
Topic: The Ungoogleable
Replies: 128
Views: 85571

Re: The Ungoogleable

I really love the fact that this conversation has been going for two and a half years.
by Christo
Tue Apr 09, 2013 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Allusions in The Magician King by Lev Grossman
Replies: 2
Views: 6490

Allusions in The Magician King by Lev Grossman

So, I was reading The Magician King by Lev Grossman, and I need some help with something. The hyper-literate hidden communities are not unlike the XKCD forums, right? So you all should be helpful. Grossman references everything from Doctor Who to The Tragedy of the Commons . And he makes a lot of fa...
by Christo
Wed Aug 22, 2012 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Dark Knight Rises
Replies: 245
Views: 39868

Re: Dark Knight Rises

How It Should Have Ended did a fair parody of a few of the major plot issues with the film: http://bcove.me/uilzpc1j
by Christo
Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:41 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Dark Knight Rises
Replies: 245
Views: 39868

Re: Dark Knight Rises

Oh - and another thing I've just thought of. Why did she bother to remain "undercover" during the siege of Gotham? Bane assumed that Batman would never get out of the pit. So who is she hiding from again? There's zero point in her maintaining her facade at that point! I don't unde...
by Christo
Sat Jul 28, 2012 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Dark Knight Rises
Replies: 245
Views: 39868

Re: Dark Knight Rises

I'm just really stuck on Bane's planning not making a damn bit of sense. I mean, The Joker delighted in "watching the world burn." Bane's pseudo-morality was just a confusing mess.
by Christo
Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:36 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Dark Knight Rises
Replies: 245
Views: 39868

Re: Did The Dark Knight Rises makes sense? [SPOILERS]

If memory serves, in Batman Begins, Ra's al Ghul's motivation was to destroy Gotham because it was evil (which in and of itself seems silly "Let's kill innocents so that no more innocents will be killed"). So, if the idea here was to finish what he started, why would t...
by Christo
Sun Jul 22, 2012 10:08 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Dark Knight Rises
Replies: 245
Views: 39868

Re: Did The Dark Knight Rises makes sense? [SPOILERS]

If memory serves, in Batman Begins, Ra's al Ghul's motivation was to destroy Gotham because it was evil (which in and of itself seems silly "Let's kill innocents so that no more innocents will be killed"). So, if the idea here was to finish what he started, why would t...
by Christo
Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:20 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Dark Knight Rises
Replies: 245
Views: 39868

Did The Dark Knight Rises makes sense? [SPOILERS]

Just in case you didn't see the big word "SPOILERS" on the topic page: Can anyone explain to me the villainous plan? I mean, why wait five months before sploding the bomb? Why not just set it off right away? What with with the whole "I'm setting you free" theatrics? Did I mis...
by Christo
Thu Apr 05, 2012 10:15 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Linguistic Challenge
Replies: 16
Views: 6679

Re: Linguistic Challenge

It's a sin of omission.
It's a cinnabon misson.
by Christo
Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:32 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Linguistic Challenge
Replies: 16
Views: 6679

Re: Linguistic Challenge

All right, this one simply changes one word into two, but it kind of reverses the meaning, so I like it:

I'll soon believe in you.
I'll soon be leaving you.
by Christo
Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:34 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Linguistic Challenge
Replies: 16
Views: 6679

Re: Linguistic Challenge

Iulus Cofield wrote:I passed on getting the Prince.
I passed on getting the prints.

/Difficulty Level: 0


I'll see you and raise you--but the there has to be a Canadian nobility.

You can count the prints just to five.
Yukon Count, the prince's justified.
by Christo
Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:07 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Linguistic Challenge
Replies: 16
Views: 6679

Linguistic Challenge

All right, homophones are words that sound the same but are spelled differently and mean different things, like I, eye, and aye. So, here's the challenge. Create a two sentences that sound the same but are spelled differently and mean different things. Points for style and humor. Here's the best I'v...
by Christo
Sun Sep 18, 2011 8:02 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 345745

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

Don't know if someone brought this up or not, but there's an urban legend about a woman naming her kids something like L'Mongello and O'Rangello. Of course, it's just spelled Lemon Jello and Orange Jello.
by Christo
Mon May 16, 2011 6:04 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Superman's Citizenship
Replies: 96
Views: 107256

Re: Superman's Citizenship

Your complaint sounds like something he would say; it's overly and unreasonably critical of a quite obviously tongue in cheek gag about the citizenship of an alien lifeform who represents the American way, yaddayadda. It's like calling Calvin and Hobbes stupid and unrealistic because the Tiger is O...
by Christo
Mon May 16, 2011 6:03 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Superman's Citizenship
Replies: 96
Views: 107256

Re: Superman's Citizenship

So yeah, that law kinda* settles it. The following shall be nationals and citizens of the United States at birth: .... (f) a person of unknown parentage found in the United States while under the age of five years, until shown, prior to his attaining the age of twenty-one years, not to have been bo...
by Christo
Fri May 13, 2011 4:40 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Superman's Citizenship
Replies: 96
Views: 107256

Re: Superman's Citizenship

You don't need to read every single superman comic to make a comic about him. But common knowledge is common knowledge. I've never read any superman comic, ever, and I knew those things. And wtf does Mustapha have to do with anything? I don't think the UN thing is common knowledge, and I stand by m...
by Christo
Fri May 13, 2011 2:50 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Superman's Citizenship
Replies: 96
Views: 107256

Re: Superman's Citizenship

That would have been a good joke, had it made sense. But it doesn't. He's not a naturally born US citizen, but he's certainly a US citizen. He was adopted. Adopted kids are citizens, you know. Plus in one comic he was awarded citizenship of every UN member country as a thanks for saving the planet....
by Christo
Fri May 13, 2011 11:04 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Superman's Citizenship
Replies: 96
Views: 107256

Re: Superman's Citizenship

Izawwlgood wrote:Dahahaha! I dig that.

broken_escalator wrote:I approve heartily of that comic! :D


Thanks, guys. It was one of our most successful strips. We pulled in 20,000 yesterday just from reddit.com.
by Christo
Thu May 12, 2011 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Superman's Citizenship
Replies: 96
Views: 107256

Re: Superman's Citizenship

Hey this is off topic from where the thread has gone, but on topic from where we started. We ended up doing a webcomic about his citizenship. It's here.
by Christo
Sun May 01, 2011 3:49 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Superman's Citizenship
Replies: 96
Views: 107256

Re: Superman's Citizenship

I don't know. I mean, there is something kind of appealing to that idea. There's something appealing about the finality of it. God knows I don't like the idea of anyone other than Warren Ellis writing Transmetropolitan, but I've been way into Warren Ellis's run on Astonishing X-Men, so I am glad tha...
by Christo
Sun May 01, 2011 3:34 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Superman's Citizenship
Replies: 96
Views: 107256

Re: Superman's Citizenship

Izawwlgood wrote:I for one object to anyone aside from the original character creators from working on the storylines, and then only if they stay in a single universe. This revisionism is unconscionable!


Are you saying only Stan Lee should write the X-Men?
by Christo
Sun May 01, 2011 1:13 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Superman's Citizenship
Replies: 96
Views: 107256

Re: Superman's Citizenship

@ KoMC: "You are and idiot". Are you quoting an ironic statement or making one? I think you mean "an" not "and." Super heroes dealing with real world issues seems difficult for theodicean reasons. How can you have an almost omnipotent/omniscient character like Superman...
by Christo
Sat Apr 30, 2011 4:31 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Superman's Citizenship
Replies: 96
Views: 107256

Re: Superman's Citizenship

Whenever superheroes deal with "real world issues," I'll also throw in my vote for Stormwatch, but it got even better when Warren Ellis changed into The Authority. They actually did overthrow dictators and stuff. And if you're into that stuff, it might be worth checking out J.M. Straczyns...
by Christo
Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:56 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Help with Crime Drama Flow Chart
Replies: 40
Views: 6703

Re: Help with Crime Drama Flow Chart

I hear you and Mandy Patinkin's character fits the mold pretty well, but they feel less like consultants and more like part of the establishment. Know what I mean?
by Christo
Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Superman's Citizenship
Replies: 96
Views: 107256

Superman's Citizenship

Hey, I read in a recent article that Superman renounced his American citizenship . Does anybody know how/if he received his citizenship in the first place? I mean, he wasn't born on American soil and his biological parents weren't American. Isn't he essentially an illegal immigrant? Moving this trai...
by Christo
Tue Apr 26, 2011 10:56 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Help with Crime Drama Flow Chart
Replies: 40
Views: 6703

Re: Help with Crime Drama Flow Chart

You, sir, name? wrote:The romantic tension part doesn't really work with Fringe.

--edit--

Or does it? I guess Peter is technically also a consultant.


Yeah, I was thinking of Peter with that one. It's more of a stretch with White Collar.
by Christo
Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:44 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Help with Crime Drama Flow Chart
Replies: 40
Views: 6703

Re: Help with Crime Drama Flow Chart

Thanks for all the help with this. It's finally done and up for your perusal.

http://www.cuttingroomcomic.com/comics/ ... nsultants/

Thanks again for all the help with it.
by Christo
Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:15 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Censoring the Trailers with CGI (and sometimes the film!)
Replies: 28
Views: 11511

Re: Censoring the Trailers with CGI (and sometimes the film!

folkhero wrote:If we're going to document every time a photo is altered for a magazine cover, this could end up being a very long thread.


I'm not looking to analyze all of them, just to explore a few. I think it's interesting stuff.
by Christo
Mon Feb 07, 2011 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Censoring the Trailers with CGI (and sometimes the film!)
Replies: 28
Views: 11511

Re: Censoring the Trailers with CGI (and sometimes the film!

Here's more on a related subject. Katy Perry's Rolling Stone cover and how it was photoshopped: http://i.imgur.com/8UbtV.gif

Note the difference in her breasts, belly skin, right hand, and right sock.

Anyone notice any other differences?
by Christo
Thu Jan 20, 2011 3:44 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Censoring the Trailers with CGI (and sometimes the film!)
Replies: 28
Views: 11511

Re: Censoring the Trailers with CGI (and sometimes the film!

Quicktime's just a program that plays movies.

That's a cool find about Fighter. So, in "Your Highness" which one's the real shot?
by Christo
Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:48 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Censoring the Trailers with CGI (and sometimes the film!)
Replies: 28
Views: 11511

Re: The American : (This is really weird to me...)

Well, they did it again with the Your Highness trailer. In this trailer Natalie Portman's in a thong: http://www.hitfix.com/blogs/motion-captured/posts/watch-your-highness-trailer-bad-behavior-danny-mcbride-natalie-portman-in-a-thong In this one a more traditional swimsuit: http://trailers.apple.com...
by Christo
Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Comma Splices
Replies: 40
Views: 6036

Re: Comma Splices

As for "I like cats and dogs don't like cats.", I honestly didn't realize that the subject was "cats and dogs" until it was pointed out. Just "dogs" is the subject of the second half of the sentence. Of course, another level of confusion is how people often leave out t...

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