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Post  Jakob on Thu Nov 19, 2009 11:03 am

If you look at the navigation on the bottom of the nerdhurdles.com site you'll see there's a link for "old forum" in the small print. But you've got that link sorted now anyway.
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Post  GAB on Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:55 am

Lobablanca quotes chapter and verse! Right on target as well.
Perhaps the ex-MissCA should shut up now and focus on her new line of instructional videos instead.
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Post  ro karen on Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:36 am

Jakob wrote:And I was all excited to read The Road too. Hype-killer. Sigh.
Ah...well, like I said in my review, it's not a terrible book. It's also a very fast read, so you won't lose a lot of time to it, regardless of whether or not you think it's a Pulitzer-winning story.
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Post  Jakob on Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:39 am

But now I'm wondering if I should just go for the movie.
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Post  ro karen on Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:41 am

GAB wrote:Lobablanca quotes chapter and verse! Right on target as well.
Perhaps the ex-MissCA should shut up now and focus on her new line of instructional videos instead.
I must admit, whenever I go on a biblical tangent, I'm always worried that I'm misquoting what I remember. You know, because so many who quote the Bible worry about this very thing Wink Glad to hear from one with true knowledge and wisdom about such things that I haven't yet lost my grasp of all that I used to have to study on a daily basis all those many years ago cat
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Post  ro karen on Tue Nov 24, 2009 11:42 am

Jakob wrote:But now I'm wondering if I should just go for the movie.
Hmm. I very rarely say this, but the movie might be better. Of course, we are talking about Hollywood...
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Post  Jakob on Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:30 am

They don't want stupid teenagers learning more about their products. Only the ones smart enough to lie about their age anonymously on the internet. Though I'm not sure how this aids natural selection.
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Post  ro karen on Thu Nov 26, 2009 12:52 pm

Yeah, I kind of suspected this...but it's still ridiculous. Sadly, there are too many people in this country who can't do the math quickly enough in their heads to be able to lie properly on such a test. I've witnessed that many times when I've been carded and the person looking at my license simply cannot figure out how old I am. It's painful to watch.
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Post  Jakob on Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:47 pm

The last time I got carded (in my 30's) the person doing the carding get MAD. They were younger than me but looked older and they were PISSED. It was a good final carding experience.
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Post  Jakob on Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:22 pm

I'm about 65 pages into The Road and I have to say my Give-A-Fuck meter is resting just a little above "E". So far it's all style, no substance.
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Post  GAB on Tue Dec 01, 2009 6:34 pm

How humble! You are leaving out the possibility that the patrol officer was just very into redheads ... wanted a closer look at your registration?
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Post  Jakob on Thu Dec 17, 2009 3:58 pm

I only got about halfway through "This'll End In Tears" when Kennedy lent it to me. It was too nihilistic for this fan of nihilistic existential comics. Actually, I think it was that the guy's drawing style turned my stomache. The same way (or because of?) Robert Crumb's does. If Tomine or Clowes had drawn the book, it'd probably have been one of my favourites. The writing was good. But it was too grim for me. Something that doesn't normally happen.
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Post  ro karen on Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:48 pm

Too grim? Okay, it tripped my grimness fuse a couple of times. Maybe that would have been reduced had the art looked more like Tomine's...cleaner, crisper, more "real." I think, though, that Ollmann's lumpy, askew art style was perfect for the stories being told...unless you're thinking more along the lines of a "beautiful/ugly" dichotomy between the visuals and the story reminiscent of something like the audible/visual disturbance of the "Singin' in the Rain" scene from A Clockwork Orange.

See how my mind works? No wonder I like grim.
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Post  Jakob on Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:55 pm

My mind works in much the same way. Which is why I was surprised the book had acquired a... not nerd... but perhaps a harsh hurdle by the fourth story.

I do think the beautiful/ugly dicotomy is more interesting though. Or as my friend Rose put it, "All good art is a marrige of the creepy and the cozy."
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Post  ro karen on Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:09 pm

Mmm, I like that quote immensely alien
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Post  ro karen on Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:07 pm

Follow-up to that quote: Have you seen Waltz With Bashir yet?
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Post  Jakob on Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:55 pm

Not yet! So behind on movies. I need to lose this job and catch up... or no. That's a bad plan.
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Post  GAB on Fri Dec 18, 2009 2:26 pm

What did you think of Waltz With Bashir, Ro?
I'm on the record as being a fan, but one who isn't sure it will age well.
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Post  Jakob on Fri Dec 18, 2009 2:28 pm

Then I'd better get on it.
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Post  ro karen on Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:58 pm

GAB wrote:What did you think of Waltz With Bashir, Ro?
I'm on the record as being a fan, but one who isn't sure it will age well.
I agree that it deals with an historical moment, the impact of which will more than likely erode with the passage of time, as even the most horrific moments from human history are apt to do. However, more than 20 years later, the subject matter is still very moving and upsetting.

I also think that it is visually breathtaking. I was highly impressed by the hand-drawn vs. computer animation. It made the visual aspect stunning and surreal, which were appreciated juxtapositions against the often disturbing reality of the content. Which is why I thought of it after mulling over the "cozy and creepy" comment. This movie is a gorgeous marriage of grit and beauty. I don't think I would want to watch it again at any point in the near future because of the grim nature of the "plot" (is it a plot if it's real?). But I think the visuals were captivating enough to warrant watching it again at some point.
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Post  GAB on Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:56 pm

Thank God the only thing you needed was a powerwash and a fresh tank of gas (your car, that is)!

Merry Christmas, Karen!
And I must say -- taking nothing for granted -- have safe travels during the festivities!
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Post  ro karen on Thu Dec 24, 2009 5:24 pm

I'm really glad that I didn't need a powerwash afterward Laughing

And Merry Christmas to you, too, Greg. I promise that I will do my best to have no further automotive adventures on my way home Very Happy And I hope that you and your family have a wonderful day tomorrow.
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Post  Jakob on Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:42 am

Thought this might help out with some of the issues you're dealing with. http://www.wikihow.com/Decoupage Wink
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Post  ro karen on Thu Dec 31, 2009 9:57 am

I'll be sure to bookmark this page for future reference Razz Laughing
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Post  Jakob on Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:24 pm

The DVD bargain bin is one of the most baffling inventions of our modern society. I like to hold up 4.99 films against the 29.99 films on the shelves directly beside them. Then I say, "One day, you too will be worth nothing. Enjoy your popularity while you can, hotshot. Enjoy it while you can."

The selection in bargain bins is also baffling. From the "Why is this discounted, it's a classic!" to the "Why would they ever try to sell this at all?"
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