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Open Thread (Lord of the Rings Now to be a Lowish-Budget TV Show on Amazon)


Mr. Sunday Movies goofed on this idea last week, before the deal had been signed.

Posted by: Ace at 06:05 PM




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1 Okay. I'll go find something to do for a couple of hours.

Posted by: tu3031 at November 13, 2017 06:05 PM (O5Q3r)

2 Corgis called

Posted by: rickb223 at November 13, 2017 06:06 PM (TtorR)

3 I can think of several other epic stories that would make an outstanding series like this, fantasy or sci-fi.

Posted by: Jim S. at November 13, 2017 06:06 PM (ynUnH)

4 No. No. No. No. No. No. No.

All they can do is fuck it up, and Jackson fucked it up plenty already.

Posted by: Sausage McMuffin at November 13, 2017 06:06 PM (e4ZX9)

5 Sad, isn't it? All these systems of distribution, but nothing to send through them.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at November 13, 2017 06:06 PM (fA1SL)

6 Finally - I will get the recognition I deserve!

Posted by: Tom Bombadil at November 13, 2017 06:07 PM (MzRVw)

7 Social Justice Warriors of the Ring.

Posted by: Amazon at November 13, 2017 06:07 PM (uG7LM)

8 Yeah I saw that and.... it could be great or it could be horrendous. I mean, they could do a great job of being very true to the book and taking the time the story requires to be told properly.

But... they also said they want it to be their "Game of Thrones" and I can just imagine what they think that means. Gay Samwise. An orgy at Bilbo's birthday party. Legolas is a girl now who kicks ass.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 13, 2017 06:08 PM (39g3+)

9 One of the Niven/Pournelle stories, for example. The Mote in God's Eye or Lucifer's Hammer or Footfall.

Posted by: Jim S. at November 13, 2017 06:08 PM (ynUnH)

10 I shall allow this.

Posted by: Lord Of The Things at November 13, 2017 06:08 PM (UdKB7)

11 "You know what the Lord of the Rings needs? More nudity and death!"
--Amazon Exec

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 13, 2017 06:08 PM (39g3+)

12 Hobbiton After Dark

Posted by: garrett at November 13, 2017 06:08 PM (MzRVw)

13 Eh. I loathed the colossal shit-burgers Peter Jackson foisted on the world. Couldn't be any worse. Might even be better.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at November 13, 2017 06:09 PM (sGSvK)

14 Annnnnd...we have a new Rachel Dolezal on our hands:

http://www.wtsp.com/news/transracial-man-born-white-feels-like-he-is-filipino/491290902

"Ja Du, born a white male named Adam, now considers himself a Filipino. ...

Ja Du is part of a small, but growing community of people who considers themselves transracial. It refers to someone born one race, but identifies with another."

In other words: A sad lunatic.

He's also "transsexual" -- an ugly fat man who grows long hair and calls himself "female."

Hey, ugly fat white man: You are an ugly fat white man. Learn to accept yourself, maybe, instead of broadcasting your pathetic insanity to the universe?

Posted by: zombie at November 13, 2017 06:09 PM (42M22)

15 Implying Hobbit orgies are a bad thing.

Posted by: Amazon at November 13, 2017 06:09 PM (uG7LM)

16 Or why not work with Patrick Rothfuss to make The Name of the Wind into a multi-season series? That's a beautifully rich fantasy story.

Posted by: Jim S. at November 13, 2017 06:09 PM (ynUnH)

17 Finally - I will get the recognition I deserve!

Posted by: Tom Bombadil at November 13, 2017 06:07 PM (MzRVw)


yup, and you'll probably end up being a transgender, or some shit.

Posted by: Berserker- Dragonheads Division at November 13, 2017 06:09 PM (aMlLZ)

18 >> Legolas is a girl now who kicks ass.



Well. Ace will be less conflicted.

That's a plus.

Posted by: garrett at November 13, 2017 06:09 PM (MzRVw)

19 A sure sign of the end times.

Posted by: Lily(Formerly of Hot Air) now of AoSHQ, Assassin in the Night at November 13, 2017 06:09 PM (vivhj)

20 Ugh.

Posted by: logprof Doc Halladay for Hall of Fame 2018! at November 13, 2017 06:10 PM (GsAUU)

21 Only thing I liked from the LOR is second breakfast.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 13, 2017 06:10 PM (bmkS9)

22 Anybody wanna play Frisbee?

Posted by: Lord Of The Flings at November 13, 2017 06:10 PM (UdKB7)

23 >>why not work with Patrick Rothfuss to make The Name of the Wind into a multi-season series? That's a beautifully rich fantasy story.


Because the fat fuck hasn't finished it yet?

Posted by: garrett at November 13, 2017 06:10 PM (MzRVw)

24 "Let's take something good, and make it terrible!"

-The Left

Posted by: Johnny at November 13, 2017 06:10 PM (kUotE)

25 Nooo....I loved Legolas..he had such pretty hair..I wanted to take him home and play with his hair...(in a totally non-sexual way, okay?)..

Posted by: IC at November 13, 2017 06:10 PM (a0IVu)

26 Or why not work with Patrick Rothfuss to make The Name of the Wind into a multi-season series? That's a beautifully rich fantasy story.

Showtime already inked the deal. I would rather he just finish the third book.

Posted by: no good deed at November 13, 2017 06:10 PM (eIQHF)

27 Finally - I will get the recognition I deserve!
Posted by: Tom Bombadil at November 13, 2017 06:07 PM


Even I don't have an enternity to suffer through that.


Posted by: Treebeard at November 13, 2017 06:10 PM (ctuyM)

28 Old Man Willow sexually assauled me!

Posted by: Frodo at November 13, 2017 06:11 PM (z/Ubi)

29 Why reboot Lord of the Rings?

Hell, why boot it in the first place?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 13, 2017 06:11 PM (YqDXo)

30 Lord of the Wings

Posted by: BW2 at November 13, 2017 06:11 PM (MzRVw)

31 Bored of the Rings.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 13, 2017 06:11 PM (8+Ozj)

32 Because the fat fuck hasn't finished it yet?

Dude. That's true of George R.R. Martin too.

Posted by: Jim S. at November 13, 2017 06:11 PM (ynUnH)

33 I'm betting on homo-hobbits galore.

Posted by: Diogenes at November 13, 2017 06:11 PM (0tfLf)

34 Palp @ #5 would seem to complete the thread. Not a TV watcher or movie watcher any more, but even being completely removed from the whole thing it's astonishing how vapid and uncreative the "creative" people are. Stupid f***ing comics and fantasy novels seem to make up 90% of their material. Do only 12-yr olds watch TV or go to movies now?

Posted by: rhomboid at November 13, 2017 06:11 PM (QDnY+)

35 "Or why not work with Patrick Rothfuss to make The Name of the Wind into a multi-season series? That's a beautifully rich fantasy story."

The Igno-son highly recommends it. It's on my list.

Posted by: Ignoramus at November 13, 2017 06:11 PM (cAXIk)

36 Will episode one be all about a description of a hill?

Posted by: buzzion - guess my sign at November 13, 2017 06:12 PM (z/Ubi)

37 Thanks all, I'm looking into the Glock maybe the M and P. I shot a Glock 9mm years ago and liked it then. Range trip is in order to rent said firearms.

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at November 13, 2017 06:12 PM (0OmEj)

38 5 Sad, isn't it? All these systems of distribution, but nothing to send through them.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at November 13, 2017 06:06 PM (fA1SL)



"Cloaca Productions proudly presents ..."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 13, 2017 06:12 PM (YqDXo)

39 Check out the girth on my staff!

Posted by: Gandalph at November 13, 2017 06:12 PM (89T5c)

40 Will it have sexy elf girls chained up in dungeons?

Posted by: wth at November 13, 2017 06:13 PM (HgMAr)

41 >>Dude. That's true of George R.R. Martin too.


Yeah, but he already botched his series. I couldn't care less how he finishes it.

The Name of the Wind series is still yet to be ruined.

4 more days until Book 3 of The Way of Kings!!

Posted by: garrett at November 13, 2017 06:13 PM (MzRVw)

42 The Iron Druid Chronicles would be a fun one to make into a series.

Posted by: no good deed at November 13, 2017 06:13 PM (eIQHF)

43 Frodo and Sam's feet will be dolphin smooth.

Posted by: Amazon at November 13, 2017 06:13 PM (uG7LM)

44 33 I'm betting on homo-hobbits galore.
Posted by: Diogenes at November 13, 2017 06:11 PM (0tfLf)

Pippin and Merry ? Gayer'n hell.

Posted by: jsg at November 13, 2017 06:13 PM (+W0Yt)

45 Is it me or does ace not seem to understand the concept of "day off"?

Posted by: JackStraw at November 13, 2017 06:13 PM (/tuJf)

46 I identify as a lesbian in a man's body.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 13, 2017 06:13 PM (bmkS9)

47 Remember "Revenge of the Nerds"?

Well, all of society is now Revenge of the Nerds. Probably the most prescient movie ever made.

Reading Tolkein USED to be a marker that you were a proud outsider, a freaky creepy nerd who embraced nerdiness and played D&D and rejected mainstream culture.

Now, Tolkein is mainstream culture. The nerds took over.

In which case, how does one rebel in the modern world? By emulating Olivia Newton-John?

Posted by: zombie at November 13, 2017 06:14 PM (42M22)

48 One of the Niven/Pournelle stories, for example. The Mote in God's Eye or Lucifer's Hammer or Footfall.

Mote would be a bear, with easily half the scenes requiring virtual characters. Lucy's Hammer or Footfall...

Footfall.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 06:14 PM (fVubI)

49 Merry was a fag.

I bet Pippin swings both ways.

Posted by: garrett at November 13, 2017 06:14 PM (MzRVw)

50 Looking forward to the rematch.

Posted by: A Baltic of Morgoth at November 13, 2017 06:14 PM (n1QPh)

51 Bored of the Rings.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 13, 2017 06:11 PM (8+Ozj)

Been a while now, but I think it was a LOTR movie where I achieved minor fame with my son's friends by sleeping thru the whole thing.

Basically a $7 nap.

Posted by: Country Boy at November 13, 2017 06:15 PM (2ht7t)

52 Hey, ugly fat white man: You are an ugly fat white man. Learn to accept yourself, maybe, instead of broadcasting your pathetic insanity to the universe?
Posted by: zombie at November 13, 2017 06:09 PM (42M22)

-----------------------

Well, acceptance is okay but I do plan to continue commenting on this site.

Posted by: RioBravo at November 13, 2017 06:15 PM (giT7q)

53 >>Is it me or does ace not seem to understand the concept of "day off"?


He's a tenacious little Ewok.

Posted by: garrett at November 13, 2017 06:15 PM (MzRVw)

54 Frodo and Sam's feet will be dolphin smooth.
Posted by: Amazon at November 13, 2017 06:13 PM


I'm interested. Very interested.

Have your people call my people.

Posted by: Quentin T. at November 13, 2017 06:15 PM (ctuyM)

55 YOU SHALL NOT PASS
http://tinyurl.com/yb9w53ml

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 13, 2017 06:15 PM (bmkS9)

56 Well maybe they'll finally do the scorching of the Shire. In Season 11.

Posted by: buzzion - guess my sign at November 13, 2017 06:15 PM (z/Ubi)

57 3 I can think of several other epic stories that would make an outstanding series like this, fantasy or sci-fi.

Posted by: Jim S. at November 13, 2017 06:06 PM (ynUnH)


Not epic, more pulp - Larry Correia's Monster Hunter universe would be *perfect* for a series. Alas, IP rights (mostly with Universal) make it a huge lift, which was what killed a previous tentative effort a few years ago; Universal wanted to reboot the monster universe and grab all that cash. Didn't work out, if the Cruise Mummy movie is any indication.

Alternately, Hard Magic would be a fun show to see on screen.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at November 13, 2017 06:15 PM (Bl5Zt)

58 Gandalf will be a Muslim. Sargon will be a Christian.

Posted by: Amazon at November 13, 2017 06:15 PM (uG7LM)

59 I do not really like Game of Thrones at all, so something else epic and fantasy to enjoy would make me happy. If they can just do it right.

Jackson crapped all over the story in his movies, but he did make a very, very beautiful product and that's going to be very difficult to match on like .1% of the budget.

Pippin and Merry ? Gayer'n hell.

Or merry will be disguised but a girl, and she'll be a ninja kick ass teen.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 13, 2017 06:16 PM (39g3+)

60 In which case, how does one rebel in the modern world? By emulating Olivia Newton-John?
Posted by: zombie at November 13, 2017 06:14 PM (42M22)



John Wayne.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 13, 2017 06:16 PM (YqDXo)

61 Butcher's Dresden Files would make a good TV series.

Posted by: garrett at November 13, 2017 06:16 PM (MzRVw)

62 4 more days until Book 3 of The Way of Kings!!

I'm confused. The Way of Kings is the first in a series by Brandon Sanderson.

Posted by: no good deed at November 13, 2017 06:16 PM (eIQHF)

63 They really should just redo Saving Private Ryan, Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid, A River Runs Through It, and probably The Usual Suspects and Kill Bill I and II.

Posted by: Sharkman at November 13, 2017 06:16 PM (bsBH4)

64 49 Merry was a fag.

I bet Pippin swings both ways.
Posted by: garrett at November 13, 2017 06:14 PM (MzRVw)



Pippin probably banged Eowyn before she met Faramir.

Posted by: buzzion - guess my sign at November 13, 2017 06:16 PM (z/Ubi)

65 Will the Nazgul be seen as good guys?

Posted by: dantesed at November 13, 2017 06:16 PM (88xKn)

66 This hobbit is full of surprises!

Posted by: logprof Doc Halladay for Hall of Fame 2018! at November 13, 2017 06:16 PM (GsAUU)

67
Lord of the Cockrings...

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at November 13, 2017 06:16 PM (mbhDw)

68 Yes, even in Moria, autocorrect sucks.

Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth at November 13, 2017 06:16 PM (n1QPh)

69 Posted by: RioBravo at November 13, 2017 06:15 PM (giT7q)

LOL. Good for you!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 13, 2017 06:16 PM (8+Ozj)

70 14 Hey, ugly fat white man: You are an ugly fat white man. Learn to accept yourself, maybe, instead of broadcasting your pathetic insanity to the universe?
Posted by: zombie at November 13, 2017 06:09 PM (42M22)

Forget it, zombie.

It's all Permanent LARP from here on down.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 13, 2017 06:16 PM (yXU4O)

71 In which case, how does one rebel in the modern world? By emulating Olivia Newton-John?
Posted by: zombie at November 13, 2017 06:14 PM


We can help.

Posted by: Transgalactic Yoko Ono Appreciation Society, AoSHQ Claque at November 13, 2017 06:17 PM (ctuyM)

72 USNtakim also try the Springfield XD, in the plastic 9mm category. Pretty much a Glock, but with a different grip angle (similar to the 1911), which works better for some (like me). But you have the right idea - rent, shoot. Like shoes. Handguns "fit" people differently, only way to know is "try them on".

Posted by: rhomboid at November 13, 2017 06:17 PM (QDnY+)

73 Betting they give the Balrog weird hair and small hands.

Posted by: jsg at November 13, 2017 06:17 PM (+W0Yt)

74 Didn't read the books.
Never watched the movies.

But, yeah. I'm going to be ALLLLL over this.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at November 13, 2017 06:17 PM (jWe5r)

75 >>I'm confused. The Way of Kings is the first in a series by Brandon Sanderson.


Sorry, Stormlight Archive.

Posted by: garrett at November 13, 2017 06:17 PM (MzRVw)

76 Posted by: rhennigantx at November 13, 2017 06:15 PM (bmkS9)

So how did the new job go today?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 13, 2017 06:17 PM (8+Ozj)

77 Gollum will be a hetero white male.

Posted by: Amazon at November 13, 2017 06:18 PM (uG7LM)

78 Reading Tolkein USED to be a marker that you were a proud outsider, a freaky creepy nerd who embraced nerdiness and played D&D and rejected mainstream culture.

As a very long-time nerdy loser, it is kind of sad to me that I cannot like, say, Watchman graphic novel or Fafhrd & Gray Mouser without some neckbeard douchebag acting like he loves it and showing off his d20 tee shirt. Let me have something special, huh? Stop piling on.

Seeing the kids play faux AD&D in ET was magical and special, like an inside joke. Seeing everyone pretend they have a level 6 half elf ranger drains the joy out of it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 13, 2017 06:18 PM (39g3+)

79 I think we need to elect a leader, a strong man who would then dissolve both the house and senate under emergency powers for a period to be determined; just to get things right. The cool part is that we all get to wear snappy outfits designed by a top fashion house. I mean, what could possibly go wrong?

Posted by: Archer at November 13, 2017 06:18 PM (gbWkA)

80 They've never done Dune right. How about that?

Posted by: Jim S. at November 13, 2017 06:19 PM (ynUnH)

81 Gollum will be played by Bill Nye.

Posted by: dantesed at November 13, 2017 06:19 PM (88xKn)

82 Reading Tolkein USED to be a marker that you were a proud outsider, a freaky creepy nerd who embraced nerdiness and played D&D and rejected mainstream culture.

Now, Tolkein is mainstream culture. The nerds took over.


I was *never* creepy.

Otherwise? BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Actually, the problem is Hollywood is afraid of anything original. So they go to known successes -- and the biggest untapped successes are comics and fantasy/SF. The other problems: 1) one success spawns dozens of copy-cats, often from the same studio, 2) the foreign markets demand lowest-common-denominator in terms of plot, 3) screen writers can't seem to get away from a fixed formula for the script.

Remaking LotR is the ultimate cowardice, IMHO.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 06:19 PM (fVubI)

83 Didn't read the books.
Never watched the movies.

But, yeah. I'm going to be ALLLLL over this.


Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at November 13, 2017 06:17 PM (jWe5r)
Same here. I'm all a-twitter.

Posted by: Peaches at November 13, 2017 06:20 PM (14URa)

84 Oh,I thought it was going to be set in the universe not another remake

Posted by: steevy at November 13, 2017 06:20 PM (LiyEm)

85 Gandalf will be a Muslim. Sargon will be a Christian.

Peter Jerkson already had multi-cultural Laketown.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 06:20 PM (fVubI)

86 Never got into Dungeons and Dragons.

Totally fucking nerded out designing vehicles for Car Wars though.

Those were the days, my friends . . .

Posted by: logprof Doc Halladay for Hall of Fame 2018! at November 13, 2017 06:21 PM (GsAUU)

87 Seeing everyone pretend they have a level 6 half elf ranger drains the joy out of it.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor


Correction:

Now everyone claim they ARE a level 6 half elf ranger .

Posted by: zombie at November 13, 2017 06:21 PM (42M22)

88 They could do a Wheel of Time miniseries, that one would run until the heat death of the sun.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 13, 2017 06:21 PM (39g3+)

89 81
Gollum will be played by Bill Nye.

Posted by: dantesed at November 13, 2017 06:19 PM (88xKn)
RBG is a dead ringer for Gollum..

Posted by: IC at November 13, 2017 06:21 PM (a0IVu)

90 I had to read Tolkien in High School (70s) hated it. From the movies I have seen, it still sucks.

Posted by: Archer at November 13, 2017 06:21 PM (gbWkA)

91 Maybe give The Sword of Truth a second chance without giving it the Hercules/Xena Warrior Princes treatment.

Posted by: no good deed at November 13, 2017 06:22 PM (eIQHF)

92 Jon Lord of the rings.

Because it needs moar Hammond.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 13, 2017 06:22 PM (ul9CR)

93 Posted by: RioBravo at November 13, 2017 06:15 PM (giT7q

I laughed so hard I practically coughed out a lung. People have to be on this site to get the humor, because I tried to describe Zombie's comment and your funny response, and my husband just looked at me and shook his head as if to say "What the hell are you talking about?" ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 13, 2017 06:22 PM (8+Ozj)

94 If they want Tolkien, how about the Silmarillion? Why not do that?

Posted by: Jim S. at November 13, 2017 06:22 PM (ynUnH)

95 34 Palp @ #5 would seem to complete the thread. Not a TV watcher or movie watcher any more, but even being completely removed from the whole thing it's astonishing how vapid and uncreative the "creative" people are. Stupid f***ing comics and fantasy novels seem to make up 90% of their material. Do only 12-yr olds watch TV or go to movies now?

Posted by: rhomboid at November 13, 2017 06:11 PM (QDnY+)


Same here; I'm totally orthogonal to popular culture, and loving it.

But from what I gather (mostly from here) Harveywood products now consist entirely of comic books, fantasy novels, and remakes of previous movies.

So far they haven't remade "Birth of a Nation," but they're probably thinking about it.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 13, 2017 06:22 PM (YqDXo)

96 87 Now everyone claim they ARE a level 6 half elf ranger .
Posted by: zombie at November 13, 2017 06:21 PM (42M22)

And complain to HR if their supervisor doesn't let them dress as such on the job.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 13, 2017 06:22 PM (yXU4O)

97 I'm telling you roto-scope will make a comeback someday.

Posted by: DaveA at November 13, 2017 06:22 PM (FhXTo)

98 Red Sonja anyone?

Posted by: Archer at November 13, 2017 06:23 PM (gbWkA)

99 George R.R. Martin is being cast as Tom Bombadil. It's not like he's doing anything else lately.

Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth at November 13, 2017 06:23 PM (n1QPh)

100
Just cut to the chase and go full blown Bored of the Rings.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 13, 2017 06:23 PM (pNxlR)

101 I often get sucked into the movies but they do suck story wise, I like the scenery and wardrobes

Posted by: Skip at November 13, 2017 06:23 PM (aC6Sd)

102 Ha, ain't that the truth, Christopher R. Taylor! Think of all the spinoffs.

Posted by: no good deed at November 13, 2017 06:23 PM (eIQHF)

103 89 81
Gollum will be played by Bill Nye.

Posted by: dantesed at November 13, 2017 06:19 PM (88xKn)
RBG is a dead ringer for Gollum..
Posted by: IC at November 13, 2017 06:21 PM (a0IVu)



What are you doing trying to take away James Carville's next gig like that?

Posted by: buzzion - guess my sign at November 13, 2017 06:23 PM (z/Ubi)

104 Seeing the kids play faux AD&D in ET was magical and special, like an inside joke.

The demogorgon miniature? I have one, bought and painted in the mid-80's. The second series opens the day after my 14th birthday.

Seeing everyone pretend they have a level 6 half elf ranger drains the joy out of it.

Meh. Unless you were playing it before THAC0, you're a poser.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 06:23 PM (fVubI)

105 97. Second look at vaudeville?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at November 13, 2017 06:24 PM (fA1SL)

106 So far they haven't remade "Birth of a Nation," but they're probably thinking about it.

Yep, it'll be all about Republicans founding the Klan...

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 06:24 PM (fVubI)

107 101
I often get sucked into the movies but they do suck story wise, I like the scenery and wardrobes

Posted by: Skip at November 13, 2017 06:23 PM (aC6Sd)
sounds like somebody's been smokin' the good shit . . .

Posted by: Peaches at November 13, 2017 06:24 PM (14URa)

108 JSG,

The Balrog already had weird hair (orange flames), and a big mouth. So it'll fit perfectly with the MSM/SJW's caricature of DJT...

:-)

Posted by: scott_t at November 13, 2017 06:24 PM (NmR1a)

109
Dear Lord, please bring forth an accuser of mitch mconnell for sex molestation. Amen.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at November 13, 2017 06:25 PM (QMkgW)

110 107. Musta raided willow's stash.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at November 13, 2017 06:25 PM (fA1SL)

111 So...Tom Bombadil is a go then?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at November 13, 2017 06:26 PM (xJa6I)

112 I know this is already implied but there IS no reason to re-make LOTR as a tv series. Peter Jackson did a good enough job.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at November 13, 2017 06:26 PM (xJa6I)

113 They could do a Wheel of Time miniseries, that one would run until the heat death of the sun.

I have a dream of a theme park with attractions drawn from various fantasy series. The WoT attraction has a queue that winds past scenes from the books -- girls sniffing, noses in the air, mostly -- that finally, two hours later, deposits you ten feet away from the entrance.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 06:26 PM (fVubI)

114 This "Lord of the Rings" thing is fantastic news!

...Another show I can completely ignore!

Posted by: RKae at November 13, 2017 06:27 PM (3bE0H)

115 Turtles don't molest....

Posted by: steevy at November 13, 2017 06:27 PM (LiyEm)

116

Still waiting for "Shire Sluts" and "Shire Sluts 2: An Unexpected Bukake"

Posted by: otho at November 13, 2017 06:27 PM (qGuLD)

117 >>Tom Bombadil is a go then?


Late Night with Tom Bombadil

Posted by: garrett at November 13, 2017 06:27 PM (MzRVw)

118 I wish somebody would make a series base on The Lost Regiment books, A Civil war regiment gets transported another World where Humans are Slaves, but could it be made today.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at November 13, 2017 06:27 PM (dKiJG)

119 Mitch McConnell was the contractor on the bridge of Khazadwhatever those Scandi midgets called it. Shoddy workmanship if you ask me.

Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth at November 13, 2017 06:27 PM (n1QPh)

120 106 So far they haven't remade "Birth of a Nation," but they're probably thinking about it.

Yep, it'll be all about Republicans founding the Klan...
Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 06:24 PM (fVubI)


It'll be Republicans either riding down on poor innocent black gangbangers on street corners or on poor innocent Muslims who haven't killed anyone in the last week.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 13, 2017 06:28 PM (YqDXo)

121
You want a great TV series?
Omega Man.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at November 13, 2017 06:28 PM (QMkgW)

122 I actually really enjoyed the first two Jackson movies. The final one was meh to bad (just did not like Jackson's 'vision' for that one- at all.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 13, 2017 06:28 PM (rb1zT)

123
So...Tom Bombadil is a go then?
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards


Does he make snowmobiles?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 13, 2017 06:28 PM (IqV8l)

124
John Podesta should play Gollum.... perfect fit.

Posted by: Some Guy in Wisconsin (thought leader) at November 13, 2017 06:28 PM (tDTdL)

125 They could do a Wheel of Time miniseries...

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I've never read the books (because... well, I just shun that genre), but one of my favorite musicians, Robert Berry, did a CD "soundtrack" for the book series.

I rather dug it.

Posted by: RKae at November 13, 2017 06:28 PM (3bE0H)

126 So that time in the movie where the brought Khan out of deep freeze because the Joker killed the Wayne family while Harry was off at the Quidditch game makes me cry. Kind of like when they have to steal the custom Camaro in Tokyo to have to take the drugs across company in a Cuda because that small titty actress and the matrix guy are on a bus.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 13, 2017 06:29 PM (bmkS9)

127 I wish someone would do a remake of The Saint, with a really suave and witty Brit.

Posted by: IC at November 13, 2017 06:29 PM (a0IVu)

128 Good grief...no. If they really want to cash in on the whole Game of Thrones mentality then go for Steven Erikson's Book of the Fallen series. That could be fantastic if done correctly.

Posted by: Orson at November 13, 2017 06:29 PM (VlBGb)

129 Are they going to take a page from HBO and inject it with whorehouses, gay sex, sex slaves, and frequent full-frontal nudity? Because I bet those hobbits could really orgy like the Romans, amirite? And those elves are kinda queer....

Posted by: Lizzy at November 13, 2017 06:29 PM (W+vEI)

130 You want a great TV series?
Omega Man.
Posted by: Soothsayer

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Although I loved the Heston movie (and it was my introduction to the story), I recently discovered the Vincent Price version "The Last Man On Earth," and it can't be beat!

Posted by: RKae at November 13, 2017 06:29 PM (3bE0H)

131 I know this is already implied but there IS no reason to re-make LOTR as a tv series. Peter Jackson did a good enough job.

Yes, but doing 'homages' is so much easier! It's funny they call themselves the creative class.

Posted by: t-bird at November 13, 2017 06:29 PM (2z74n)

132 The answer as to why they are going to reboot LOTR as a TV series is because Hollywierd is full of talentless, lazy, repeat offenders.

Posted by: BebeDahl at November 13, 2017 06:30 PM (yNyJy)

133 The title "Birth of a Nation" was from a 2016 film but was about Nat Turner and the slave rebellion.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 13, 2017 06:30 PM (8+Ozj)

134

Planet of the Apes tv series!

oh wait, they already one.

And a cartoon.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at November 13, 2017 06:30 PM (QMkgW)

135 Watched the video clip, well it would be hard to Fk it up worse.

Posted by: Skip at November 13, 2017 06:31 PM (aC6Sd)

136 I wish someone would do a remake of The Saint, with a really suave and witty Brit.
Posted by: IC

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They've shown some of the old movies on TCM. Some of them had George Sanders. Man! Talk about suave and witty!

Posted by: RKae at November 13, 2017 06:31 PM (3bE0H)

137 Oh, boy, more remakes.

Hollywood, Factory of Dreams, brought to you by Xerox.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 13, 2017 06:31 PM (oVJmc)

138 As a very long-time nerdy loser, it is kind of sad to me that I cannot like, say, Watchman graphic novel or Fafhrd & Gray Mouser without some neckbeard douchebag acting like he loves it and showing off his d20 tee shirt. Let me have something special, huh? Stop piling on.

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A Fafhrd & Gray Mouser series would be cool.

Posted by: josephistan at November 13, 2017 06:31 PM (ANIFC)

139 1 Okay. I'll go find something to do for a couple of hours.
Posted by: tu3031 at November 13, 2017 06:05 PM (O5Q3r)


First and threadwinner. You don't see that often.

Posted by: rickl at November 13, 2017 06:31 PM (sdi6R)

140 George R.R. Martin is being cast as Tom Bombadil. It's not like he's doing anything else lately.

Posted by: A Balrog of Morgoth at November 13, 2017 06:23 PM (n1QPh)

It will be Cat Stevens, or whatever his muzzie name is now. Bank on it.

Posted by: Grey Owl at November 13, 2017 06:31 PM (oPNmq)

141 Huh.

Oh well, I guess we'll see what we see ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/7 at November 13, 2017 06:31 PM (Ktb8D)

142 118 I wish somebody would make a series base on The Lost Regiment books, A Civil war regiment gets transported another World where Humans are Slaves, but could it be made today.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at November 13, 2017 06:27 PM (dKiJG)

That one is not bad.

The one Turtledove did with the Roman legion transported to a fantasy world seems ready made for a GoT style series: Sex, fighting, fencing, torture, revenge, intrigue, tragedy!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 13, 2017 06:31 PM (rb1zT)

143 In todays rapey environment, I doubt Thomas Covenant gets a second look.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Nostrildamus (No Smoothies) at November 13, 2017 06:32 PM (K2CpU)

144 I had to force myself to get through LOTR, while my sister loved it, which taught me the very interesting lesson that some people are hard-wired to enjoy fantasy and others aren't.

(One fantasy I do like is "The Tempest.")

Posted by: Caliban at November 13, 2017 06:32 PM (QE8X6)

145 How are they going to defile it with immorality and perversion - they weren't able to do that with the movies but I see that happening here.

Posted by: jihadi at November 13, 2017 06:32 PM (I64i9)

146
61 Butcher's Dresden Files would make a good TV series.
Posted by: garrett at November 13, 2017 06:16 PM (MzRVw)







Already done by SyFy. It sucked.

They turned Bob the Skull into a foppish ghost.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at November 13, 2017 06:32 PM (eXA4G)

147 The Lord of the Rings does suffer pretty badly from a fault (to modern eyes): basically no chicks. Eowyn and Arwen have small parts, Arwen in particular has a key bit, but its brief. Galadriel is important but a small role. So its very lacking in grrl power, romance, and any female characters for women to latch hold of and imagine themselves in or whatever producers think chicks want.

This concerns me. Jackson already inflated the Eowyn role enormously for the movies, and I could easily see them make that even more so in a show like this.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 13, 2017 06:32 PM (39g3+)

148 I know this is already implied but there IS no reason to re-make LOTR as a tv series. Peter Jackson did a good enough job.


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A series set in the 1st or 2nd Age of Middle Earth would be interesting.

Posted by: josephistan at November 13, 2017 06:32 PM (ANIFC)

149

Overdrawn at the Memory Bank: The further adventures of Aram Fingal

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 13, 2017 06:32 PM (IqV8l)

150 In theory they could fluff it up more with additional characters and make all the movies into a 20 part season, it would be unrecognizable but they could.

Posted by: Skip at November 13, 2017 06:33 PM (aC6Sd)

151 They've shown some of the old movies on TCM. Some of them had George Sanders. Man! Talk about suave and witty!

Posted by: RKae at November 13, 2017 06:31 PM (3bE0H)
Oh my goodness, yes...he was!

Posted by: IC at November 13, 2017 06:33 PM (a0IVu)

152 128 Good grief...no. If they really want to cash in on the whole Game of Thrones mentality then go for Steven Erikson's Book of the Fallen series. That could be fantastic if done correctly.
Posted by: Orson at November 13, 2017 06:29 PM (VlBGb)

Great series- and enough tragedy to wash the whole world in tears. He is addicted to it, really.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 13, 2017 06:33 PM (rb1zT)

153 For perversion, Piers Anthony would be a good adaptation.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Nostrildamus (No Smoothies) at November 13, 2017 06:33 PM (K2CpU)

154 I wish someone would do a remake of The Saint, with a really suave and witty Brit.

Radio version of the Saint -- played by Vincent Price.

Or, "Your's Truly, Johnny Dollar". The framing schtick probably wouldn't work, but if they found the right actor, the character could be brought back.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 06:33 PM (fVubI)

155 Finally the orcs will get a fair portrayal of their plight!

Posted by: proudpro-orcian at November 13, 2017 06:33 PM (UdKB7)

156 138. Or, riffing on Simpsons lore, Eastern Europe's favorite cartoon cat and mouse team - Worker & Parasite.

https://youtu.be/z2_dhUv_CrI

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at November 13, 2017 06:33 PM (fA1SL)

157 Oh, boy, more remakes.

Hollywood, Factory of Dreams, brought to you by Xerox.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles

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It's the Dream Factory!

It's the Magic Store!

...It's for idiots who like their dreams to come out of a factory and who like to buy their magic at the store.

Posted by: RKae at November 13, 2017 06:34 PM (3bE0H)

158

I guarantee Amazon will re-tool the script to be anti-Trump.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at November 13, 2017 06:34 PM (QMkgW)

159 oh sheesh ... new thread, fine. I'll repost also ... this might inspire some to keep reaching out to friends, neighbors. ...

This is awesome stuff Ace ... if I wasn't drinking beer I'd have something insightful to add.

good
news -- an old friend ... a lawyer that retired from working for the
state (LA), has been kinda feminist Republican Catholic, came out with a
FB post about what sites to read ... little boxes showing the "wrong
sites". She seems to like David nice crease Brooks, but AP/NPR etc, good
box -- FOX Daily Caller, bad box.

Good news ... I've avoided
confrontation with her before, but in response came out with a good
presentation. Of course the thing is her friends get to chime in, glad
to see some on "my side". I kinda feel the tides are turning on many
fronts like this. I argued against globalism ... exposed the
Russia/Trump thing ... but mostly ... tides may be turning. A big day
for me with that bunch I'd almost given up on. She also is currently
integral to a big farmer's market in a big city down there ... which has
been my more interesting connection.

stay thirsty my friends. we can win this thang.

Posted by: illiniwek at November 13, 2017 06:34 PM (/aIFg)

160 Our SJW Gang reboot:

Alfalfa and Butch got gay married last year and host a show on BRAVO

Darla's a lesbian poet

Spanky's a body positivity activist

Porky's transitioning

Buckwheat's a Blat Libes Madder protester

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 13, 2017 06:34 PM (ul9CR)

161 You know what would be a really good concept for a show?

Have a spaceship flying around the universe whose only goal is to explore new planets 'n' stuff, and have the crew be a really carefully balanced assemblage of multicultural stereotypes. The captain gets to fuck various alien chicks each episode, and the second-in-command guy is some super-emotionless logic dude.

I'm going to pitch this original idea to HBO -- I bet they jump on it with an offer for sure!

Posted by: zombie at November 13, 2017 06:34 PM (42M22)

162 So that time in the movie where the brought Khan out of deep freeze because the Joker killed the Wayne family while Harry was off at the Quidditch game makes me cry. Kind of like when they have to steal the custom Camaro in Tokyo to have to take the drugs across company in a Cuda because that small titty actress and the matrix guy are on a bus.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 13, 2017 06:29 PM (bmkS9)

I've had acid trips that made more sense than this.

*not complaining*

Posted by: Country Boy at November 13, 2017 06:34 PM (2ht7t)

163 George Sanders was the Saint and the Falcon.

Posted by: steevy at November 13, 2017 06:35 PM (LiyEm)

164 153 For perversion, Piers Anthony would be a good adaptation.
Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Nostrildamus (No Smoothies) at November 13, 2017 06:33 PM (K2CpU)

No.
No.
A thousand times- NO!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 13, 2017 06:35 PM (rb1zT)

165 The title "Birth of a Nation" was from a 2016 film but was about Nat Turner and the slave rebellion.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 13, 2017 06:30 PM (8+Ozj)

They could make "Afterbirth of a Nation". The movie-going public would lap it up.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 13, 2017 06:35 PM (oPNmq)

166 Think of all the other movies Harveywood could make:

"Silence of the Dems"

"The Reds Hunt for the October Surprise"

"ManPersonhunter"

"When Harry Met Dick"

"The Passion of the Weinsteins"

"For a Few Dollars More: the DNC"

"As the Gorge Rises"

And my favorite:

"Hang 'Em High"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 13, 2017 06:36 PM (YqDXo)

167 If I were looking to make a cheap series, I would buy all the rights to Doc Savage.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Nostrildamus (No Smoothies) at November 13, 2017 06:36 PM (K2CpU)

168 47:In which case, how does one rebel in the modern world?


Christians are the 'new' Counter Culture!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 13, 2017 06:36 PM (6h8yS)

169 #165 "Afterbirth of a Nation"

Somebody owes me a new monitor!

Granted, I'm a little baked, but that was funny.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 13, 2017 06:37 PM (ul9CR)

170 A Fafhrd & Gray Mouser series would be cool.

And would have all the sex and violence they want. Could be risky, though, as ISTR the Mouser liked 'em young.

The one Turtledove did with the Roman legion transported to a fantasy world seems ready made for a GoT style series: Sex, fighting, fencing, torture, revenge, intrigue, tragedy!

The Videssos series. The "fantasy world" was a thinly disguised Byzantine empire with weak magic -- his "world-building" was swapping east and west!

Wonderful books, but I hate to admit how long it took me to realize Videssos was essentially Constantinople.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 06:37 PM (fVubI)

171 Hmmmm.....they could do a tv version of 'The Many Lives of Harry Lime.' That would be something.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at November 13, 2017 06:37 PM (fA1SL)

172 There are a lot of great series that could be done, some like Fafhrd & Gray Mouser or Dresden Chronicles would be pretty cheap to do (light on special effects), and some are just so engrossing they'd be amazing on screen like Elric of Melibone or Nine Princes in Amber.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 13, 2017 06:37 PM (39g3+)

173 Although I loved the Heston movie (and it was my introduction to the story), I recently discovered the Vincent Price version "The Last Man On Earth," and it can't be beat!
Posted by: RKae at November 13, 2017 06:29 PM (3bE0H)
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Ditto. Just about anything with Price is priceless;-) although Omega Man did steal the story line from Last Man. But Omega Man would be the easy TV series since it had the race relations harmony & the give peace a chance anti-war stuff.

Posted by: BebeDahl at November 13, 2017 06:37 PM (yNyJy)

174 Confession:
The only Tolkein works I have ever read are his translations of Pearl and Sir Gawain.

I never saw any of the LotR movies because I figured I should read the books first.
Doesn't seem to be happening.

Mr. DeV. got into Tolkein back in the seventies. Loved the stuff. As do 3 of my 4 kids.
One daughter thinks it's all "lame."
None of them want to see a series.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at November 13, 2017 06:39 PM (0jtPF)

175 I am wondering howhat to do a Fafrhd and Grey Mouser that will not look lIke Schwartzenegger in CONAN.

Posted by: Kindltot at November 13, 2017 06:39 PM (F8Ckl)

176 Jeff Bezos: "My Precious"

Posted by: undocumented illegal SMOD at November 13, 2017 06:39 PM (e8kgV)

177 Hmmmm.....they could do a tv version of 'The Many Lives of Harry Lime.' That would be something.

No fucking zithers, please.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 06:40 PM (fVubI)

178 177. You'll get zithers and you'll like it and be grateful.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at November 13, 2017 06:40 PM (fA1SL)

179 92 Jon Lord of the rings.

Because it needs moar Hammond.


Is this why Richard Hammond got his teeth done?

Posted by: Anachronda at November 13, 2017 06:41 PM (sGtp+)

180 I guess Hollywood's been too busy rapin' to get much writing done.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 13, 2017 06:41 PM (oVJmc)

181 Speaking of fantasy series, I started reading fellow Moron A.M. Sterling's novel The Mountain Throne. I really like it so far. It's free if you have a subscription to Amazon kindle unlimited (which itself is a free 30 day trial) so there's no reason not to check it out.

Posted by: josephistan at November 13, 2017 06:41 PM (ANIFC)

182 No fucking zithers, please.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 06:40 PM (fVubI)

That is so racist. You are, literally, a nazi.

Posted by: NPR at November 13, 2017 06:41 PM (14URa)

183 "Saving Ryan's Privates"

"Assault Weapons of Navarone, with the things that go up"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 13, 2017 06:41 PM (YqDXo)

184 Sad, isn't it? All these systems of distribution, but nothing to send through them.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at November 13, 2017 06:06 PM (fA1SL)


I have found myself watching old shows and movies, but not new stuff anymore. I don't want to sit thru things just to be lectured to on a social issue. And that seems to be in everything these days. Especially reboots. The whole comic book genre in movies and TV is mind-blowing to me. How could this be so popular? Most new shows I try and catch have a sleaze factor that is disgusting.

Even something that sounds like it could be different...like this Hobbit show, I can't seem to sustain enough interest to actually find and watch on Netflix or Amazon. The ROI doesn't seem worth it.

I wonder if I'm moving toward not caring anymore. That I'll no longer be watching new stuff. It seems that is my trending line. FOMO on a great show doesn't seem to matter much anymore. Maybe b/c too many disappointments.

GOT and TWD were two big hits I lost interest in after a few years. It would be better if I hadn't bothered at all. So I wonder if that is where it all began....seems so. This disinterest may be permanent, and maybe I shouldn't fight it.

Posted by: Professor chaos or gumdrop gorilla at November 13, 2017 06:42 PM (D3Jo9)

185 They're taking the Hobbits to Trumpengard! -gard, gard g-gard!

Posted by: and My Bow! In my Luxurious Elf Hair! at November 13, 2017 06:42 PM (1S0PG)

186 Chinese zithers are cool though.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/yab7poga

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 13, 2017 06:42 PM (ul9CR)

187 Oh, how about "The Black Company"? Or the Garret, PI stories?

(Garret, PI, is a detective in a fantasy world. Modeled after Nero Wolfe, with the Wolfe character being a mostly-dead non-human propped up in Garret's parlor. Garret's a veteran of a war almost too much like Vietnam.

Sort of a fantasy cross of Nero Wolfe and Magnum, PI, now that I think of it.)

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 06:42 PM (fVubI)

188 "So that time in the movie where the brought Khan out of deep freeze because the Joker killed the Wayne family while Harry was off at the Quidditch game makes me cry. Kind of like when they have to steal the custom Camaro in Tokyo to have to take the drugs across company in a Cuda because that small titty actress and the matrix guy are on a bus."


Well, that about sums it up ! Yay !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/7 at November 13, 2017 06:42 PM (Ktb8D)

189 I love LOTR.

I would love a well-made Amazon fantasy TV series.

I really am not looking forward to this. There are so many other choices! And LOTR doesn't make much sense as a TV serial. Sorry.

Posted by: Revenant at November 13, 2017 06:42 PM (yXLbm)

190 I am wondering howhat to do a Fafrhd and Grey Mouser that will not look lIke Schwartzenegger in CONAN.

It would look really similar, but I think Fritz Lieber was heavily influenced by Conan (and NOT Tolkien or Lewis, like most of his contemporaries). And I don't think people would have much of a problem with it.

For that matter, a well done Conan series would be awesome. The Conan we saw in Schwarzenegger's first movie was a young Conan, when he was a bit dumber and more rash. He learned over time and got very, very cunning and clever. The guy spoke like 18 languages, he was no dunce.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 13, 2017 06:42 PM (39g3+)

191 A Hannibal Lecter series, starring George Takei.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 13, 2017 06:43 PM (oVJmc)

192 The TV version of Lord of the Rings will be based on this commentary by Howard Zinn and Noam Chomsky.

http://tinyurl.com/ybjjkmu6

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 13, 2017 06:43 PM (6h8yS)

193 High Plains Grifters starring Harry Reid and Egg McMuffin

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 13, 2017 06:44 PM (ul9CR)

194
What's the over/under on how many gay hobbits they put in the show?

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 13, 2017 06:44 PM (r+sAi)

195 Why not just do a "Roots" miniseries set in the future where all the slaves be white.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 13, 2017 06:44 PM (nUkMr)

196 You know you want me.

Posted by: Hot Hairy Hobbit Humpin at November 13, 2017 06:44 PM (UdKB7)

197 Chinese zithers are cool though.

Look up the video for Tina Guo's cover of the Game of Thrones theme.

Rowr!

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 06:44 PM (fVubI)

198 Our SJW Gang reboot:

Alfalfa and Butch got gay married last year and host a show on BRAVO

Darla's a lesbian poet

Spanky's a body positivity activist

Porky's transitioning

Buckwheat's a Blat Libes Madder protester

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 13, 2017 06:34 PM (ul9CR)

Fuse has a new TV show coming up about two women, one of which is a kidney donor for the other. One white, I think the other is black.

Anywhoo, they met, got acquainted, fell in love, and now get their own TV show. Unfortunately it's the only network where I can find Scrubs reruns late at night, so I have to put up with commercials for shit like this.

Posted by: Country Boy at November 13, 2017 06:45 PM (2ht7t)

199 What's the over/under on how many gay hobbits they put in the show?

All hobbits are gay.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 13, 2017 06:45 PM (oVJmc)

200 Well, I shut down my mechanic-ing chores for the day; getting too cold out there. #2 Suburban is getting a transfer case exchange. I got vehicles shuffled, and the 'burb on the hoist, and the drive shaft and skid plate under the t-case removed. And the oil drained from the t-case.

And my light was failing me. I have a halogen worklight on a stand, and it began flickering and browning out. I don't think it's the bulb. Seems to be a flaky connection in the wire. Those things provide welcome heat as well as light.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 13, 2017 06:45 PM (oPNmq)

201 The is only one series that I want to see: a 100% faithful production of Gore.

Posted by: MAGA at November 13, 2017 06:45 PM (LnOh3)

202 >>Already done by SyFy. It sucked.

>They turned Bob the Skull into a foppish ghost.


How sad.

Posted by: garrett at November 13, 2017 06:45 PM (MzRVw)

203 186. They're nice - but they're no Mongolian horsehead fiddles:

https://youtu.be/DpLzUE6mzYM

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at November 13, 2017 06:46 PM (fA1SL)

204 This concerns me. Jackson already inflated the Eowyn role enormously
for the movies, and I could easily see them make that even more so in a
show like this.
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Yeah, 'inflated'

Posted by: Glorfindel at November 13, 2017 06:46 PM (XQvuQ)

205 >>What's the over/under on how many gay hobbits they put in the show?


Episode 1 : The Old Gaffer's Lemon Party

Posted by: garrett at November 13, 2017 06:46 PM (MzRVw)

206 They should remake Sea Hunt and Flipper.

Posted by: Weasel at November 13, 2017 06:46 PM (Sfs6o)

207 Why not just do a "Roots" miniseries set in the future where all the slaves be white.

"Farnham's Freehold"

Seriously. Family heads to bomb shelter during a nuclear alert, end up under a direct hit, and get transported into the future. A world run by Africans, who practice slavery, and, I believe, ritual cannibalism.

Needless to say, used to "prove" the author is "racist" these days.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 06:47 PM (fVubI)

208 184
GOT and TWD were two big hits I lost interest in after a few years. It would be better if I hadn't bothered at all. So I wonder if that is where it all began....seems so. This disinterest may be permanent, and maybe I shouldn't fight it.
Posted by: Professor chaos or gumdrop gorilla at November 13, 2017 06:42 PM (D3Jo9)


I cut my cable five years ago and replaced it with nothing. I've never seen a minute of GOT or TWD. I only know about them from reading this blog.

I'm so out of touch with modern popular culture I may as well be living in the 18th century.

Posted by: rickl at November 13, 2017 06:47 PM (sdi6R)

209 They should remake BJ and The Bear.

Posted by: garrett at November 13, 2017 06:49 PM (MzRVw)

210 "The Walking Dead: Democrat Presidential Candidates"

"Game of Throne Sniffers"

"Just Us League"

"Geobelch"

"Ghost Vibrator Busters"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 13, 2017 06:49 PM (YqDXo)

211 I cut my cable five years ago and replaced it with nothing. I've never seen a minute of GOT or TWD. I only know about them from reading this blog.

I'm so out of touch with modern popular culture I may as well be living in the 18th century.

Posted by: rickl at November 13, 2017 06:47 PM (sdi6R)

I watched TWD for the first time a few weeks ago.

It wasn't about TWD, it's about the non-walking dead fighting each other. You're not missing anything.

Posted by: Country Boy at November 13, 2017 06:49 PM (2ht7t)

212 Posted by: rickl at November 13, 2017 06:47 PM (sdi6R)


I was thinking about you. Didn't your chemo start on 11th? How are you doing? Is the nurse still coming to help you with chest tube?

Posted by: Professor chaos or gumdrop gorilla at November 13, 2017 06:49 PM (D3Jo9)

213 GOT and TWD were two big hits I lost interest in after a few years. It would be better if I hadn't bothered at all. So I wonder if that is where it all began....seems so. This disinterest may be permanent, and maybe I shouldn't fight it.


I get this. My interest level for TV shows has dropped dramatically the last decade or so. Even the ones I loved immediately (GoT and TWD).

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 13, 2017 06:49 PM (6h8yS)

214 Wonderful books, but I hate to admit how long it took me to realize Videssos was essentially Constantinople.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 06:37 PM (fVubI)

It is Turtledove, so pretty much everything is a thinly veiled historical mashup.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 13, 2017 06:49 PM (rb1zT)

215 Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at November 13, 2017 06:46 PM (fA1SL)

Well that was interesting.

Is that some kind of throat-singing?

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 13, 2017 06:49 PM (ul9CR)

216 209 They should remake BJ and The Bear.
Posted by: garrett at November 13, 2017 06:49 PM (MzRVw)


"BJ and The President"

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 13, 2017 06:49 PM (YqDXo)

217 Oh, how about "The Black Company"?
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This. So much, this.

Posted by: Methos at November 13, 2017 06:50 PM (XQvuQ)

218 215. Yep. Mongolian folk-metal band outta New York, where else?

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at November 13, 2017 06:51 PM (fA1SL)

219 Why not just do a "Roots" miniseries set in the future where all the slaves be white.

Another idea inspired from that: "Citizen of the Galaxy". Young boy, appearing rather unhealthy, comes up for sale at a slave market on a planet far from earth far into the future. He ends up being bought by the only person willing to bid on him -- a beggar.

Unfortunately, again, the slave-owning society isn't lily-white or Christian, so it would likely never be made.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 06:51 PM (fVubI)

220 Black Company would be... odd if done properly. They are no where close to the good guys. The sky whales and tree gods would be enough, but then the series got really weird.

Kind of hard to translate to tv.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 13, 2017 06:51 PM (rb1zT)

221 They should remake Sea Hunt and Flipper.

Posted by: Weasel at November 13, 2017 06:46 PM (Sfs6o)

Combined. Call it "Gropey Dick."
...guy in scuba gear swimming through murky water..."burble, burble...call me Fishmeal...burble, burble"

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 13, 2017 06:51 PM (oPNmq)

222 I think the last hour long drama I watched faithfully was Babylon 5.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 13, 2017 06:51 PM (oVJmc)

223 They should remake BJ and The Bear.

Leonardo diCaprio as "BJ", and an actual bear as "Bear".

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 06:52 PM (fVubI)

224 "A Place for Mom"

"For when you want to get rid of her."

Posted by: JAS at November 13, 2017 06:52 PM (Oj1RP)

225 O/T so noted scum bag Assange DMs DJT Jr to suggest he be Australian ambassador to DC?

:::squints:::

:::not sure if serious:::

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy - Nostrildamus (No Smoothies) at November 13, 2017 06:52 PM (RrhD2)

226

They should remake GOOD TIMES but with White People.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at November 13, 2017 06:52 PM (QMkgW)

227 I'd so watch a series based on Schlichter's People's Republic books.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 13, 2017 06:52 PM (ul9CR)

228 does anyone read regular books anymore? Show of hands..

Posted by: Jewells45can handle your jewels at November 13, 2017 06:52 PM (CNHr1)

229 I think we're all suffering from Ring burnout and this is a really, really bad idea on Bezos' part. Enough with the Ring Rape already.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 13, 2017 06:53 PM (/qEW2)

230
does anyone read regular books anymore? Show of hands..
--

Yeah. Like daily.

/can't stand reading on a phone or tablet.

Posted by: shibumi at November 13, 2017 06:53 PM (aT+Bx)

231 228 does anyone read regular books anymore? Show of hands..

Raised. I prefer them.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 13, 2017 06:53 PM (ul9CR)

232 I read regular books about 30% of the time.

The rest is on Kindle.

Posted by: garrett at November 13, 2017 06:53 PM (MzRVw)

233 228 does anyone read regular books anymore? Show of hands..
Posted by: Jewells45can handle your jewels at November 13, 2017 06:52 PM (CNHr1)

*shifty* what do you mean by 'regular'?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 13, 2017 06:54 PM (rb1zT)

234
I think we're all suffering from Ring burnout and this is a really,
really bad idea on Bezos' part. Enough with the Ring Rape already.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 13, 2017 06:53 PM (/qEW2)

Hope Solo would make a good Ring Wraith.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 13, 2017 06:54 PM (oPNmq)

235 Why not just do a "Roots" miniseries set in the future where all the slaves be white.



Another idea inspired from that: "Citizen of the Galaxy". Young boy,
appearing rather unhealthy, comes up for sale at a slave market on a
planet far from earth far into the future. He ends up being bought by
the only person willing to bid on him -- a beggar.
--

This will be our comeback project!!!

Posted by: Formerly the Weinstein Company at November 13, 2017 06:54 PM (aT+Bx)

236 Apparently every network is looking to have the next big dragon fantasy epic, after Game of Thrones bites the dust. Peter Jackson owns the rights to the Temeraire Series, which I adore. (Napoleanic wars with dragons as fighting beasts, yay.) WHY he has not yet turned this into a TV show I don't know! It's far too complex and sprawly for movies. Someone get on this, now!

Posted by: LizLem at November 13, 2017 06:54 PM (hvf9s)

237 I've always wanted to see Clarke's Rendezvous with Rama as a big theater production. Or how about the Gateway series by Pohl?

Posted by: clonefan at November 13, 2017 06:54 PM (ctQVg)

238 Black Company would be... odd if done properly. They are no where close to the good guys. The sky whales and tree gods would be enough, but then the series got really weird.

Those don't show up until the third book, from what I recall.

And while they're not "good guys", they're not villains, either. Probably too nuanced for general audiences...

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 06:54 PM (fVubI)

239 Three long films and they still leave out "The Battle for the Shire" and Wormtongue's revenge on Saruman.

Posted by: JAS at November 13, 2017 06:54 PM (Oj1RP)

240
Mattel announces Ibtihaj Muhammad doll, the first Barbie to wear a hijab

How progressive of them. BOOOM

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 13, 2017 06:55 PM (5y11N)

241 "A Place for Mom"

"For when you want to get rid of her."



Posted by: JAS at November 13, 2017 06:52 PM (Oj1RP)

Every time I see that ad I think "well what about DAD?"

Posted by: Country Boy at November 13, 2017 06:55 PM (2ht7t)

242 Why not just do a "Roots" miniseries set in the future where all the slaves be white.

How about a remake that is actually truthful?

Alex Haley: "Hell, I don't where all these [] came from. Do you seriously think people kept detailed genealogies of slaves? I just made up shit to fire up the bruthas."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 13, 2017 06:55 PM (YqDXo)

243 Most of my book collection is still on Dead Tree. The problem is between a fire quite a few years ago and moving, I usually buy everything new on kindle, unless I love it, then I get a DT version.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 13, 2017 06:55 PM (rb1zT)

244 The most recent TV shows that I kept watching till it ended was Justified and Hell On Wheels. Justified was almost perfect. Sort of a Harry Callahan but a US Marshall from Kentucky instead of a Detective from San Fran. Hell On Wheels was a little uneven at times but still pretty solid. It held my attention anyway. I like westerns.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 13, 2017 06:55 PM (6h8yS)

245 I must confess that recently it has been more Kindle books than regular printed books.

Posted by: IC at November 13, 2017 06:55 PM (a0IVu)

246 Never got the Lord of the Rings even when I was in junior high school Sure as hell don't get it now.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at November 13, 2017 06:56 PM (3BFzK)

247 Trump is going to return form his long business trip with the wife to find that the kids threw multiple keggers while they were away and managed to burn down half the garage.

Daddy will be angry!

Posted by: Ignoramus at November 13, 2017 06:56 PM (cAXIk)

248 Every time I see that ad I think "well what about DAD?"
Posted by: Country Boy at November 13, 2017 06:55 PM (2ht7t)


I think that when I see "Mother Jones."

To hell with her. When are we going to hear from Father Jones?

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 13, 2017 06:56 PM (YqDXo)

249 This Amazon LotR series is supposed to be set well before the events of the main narrative of the books.

There's actually a lot of potential in the break up of Arnor, Angmar,
Gondor, Minas Morgul, Easterlings, Umbar, Rohan, and so on.

Posted by: davidt at November 13, 2017 06:56 PM (cGz5Q)

250 Foundation

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 13, 2017 06:56 PM (IqV8l)

251 does anyone read regular books anymore? Show of hands..
Posted by: Jewells45can handle your jewels at November 13, 2017 06:52 PM (CNHr1)

Reporting for duty, ma'am!!

Posted by: Country Boy at November 13, 2017 06:56 PM (2ht7t)

252 WaPo's going after Drudge for linking to 'Russian Propaganda.'

Drudge, of course, puts a link to the article at the top of his page.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 13, 2017 06:56 PM (oVJmc)

253 I've always wanted to see Clarke's Rendezvous with Rama as a big theater production.

Rama, then Ringworld, then...

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 06:56 PM (fVubI)

254 209 They should remake BJ and The Bear.

How about a Leonard Part 7? We have much more magical wieners these days than we used to.

Posted by: Anachronda at November 13, 2017 06:56 PM (sGtp+)

255 does anyone read regular books anymore? Show of hands..

77 so far this year. I set a goal of 75 and kinda over did it this year.

Three long films and they still leave out "The Battle for the Shire" and Wormtongue's revenge on Saruman.

Well Peter Jackson had to film people saying tearful goodbyes 500 times and all that filler stuff he pulled out of his rear end.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 13, 2017 06:56 PM (39g3+)

256 "Battle of the Middle Earth All Stars"

Posted by: garrett at November 13, 2017 06:57 PM (MzRVw)

257 Mattel announces Ibtihaj Muhammad doll, the first Barbie to wear a hijab



How progressive of them. BOOOM

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 13, 2017 06:55 PM (5y11N)

Pull the string, count to three, and throw.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 13, 2017 06:57 PM (oPNmq)

258 Mattel announces Ibtihaj Muhammad doll, the first Barbie to wear a hijab

The first plastique fashion doll!

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 06:57 PM (fVubI)

259 Regular books ?

*raises hand*

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/7 at November 13, 2017 06:58 PM (Ktb8D)

260 That huge series of planet-destroying "Berserker" robots would've made a fine, fine couple of seasons, too.

Or the Heechee saga. Quit before it goes off the rails with the whole dead/not dead thing, though.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - carried over to a good chunk of the Russian population via Mongol rape at November 13, 2017 06:58 PM (BgKrI)

261 Another idea inspired from that: "Citizen of the Galaxy". Young boy, appearing rather unhealthy, comes up for sale at a slave market on a planet far from earth far into the future. He ends up being bought by
the only person willing to bid on him -- a beggar.
--

This will be our comeback project!!!
Posted by: Formerly the Weinstein Company at November 13, 2017 06:54 PM (aT+Bx)


Not so fast. That sounds like it would be right in the wheelhouse for my production company.

Posted by: Kevin Spacey at November 13, 2017 06:58 PM (YqDXo)

262 Those don't show up until the third book, from what I recall.

And while they're not "good guys", they're not villains, either. Probably too nuanced for general audiences...
Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 06:54 PM (fVubI)

Agreed. Probably more realistic than other things. Reality is messy often.

Ok, the body snatching castle builders of the second book?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 13, 2017 06:58 PM (rb1zT)

263 212
I was thinking about you. Didn't your chemo start on 11th? How are you doing? Is the nurse still coming to help you with chest tube?
Posted by: Professor chaos or gumdrop gorilla at November 13, 2017 06:49 PM (D3Jo9)


The doctor's visit on the 10th turned out to be just a consultation where he explained the treatment, which is immunotherapy rather than chemotherapy. That will start on Thursday.

The visiting nurse has been coming out twice a week, but there is so little fluid that the catheter is being removed, also on Thursday.

Probably unrelated, but I've noticed that my distance vision has been deteriorating lately, so I stopped at my optometrist after work today and scheduled an eye exam for next Monday.

Posted by: rickl at November 13, 2017 06:58 PM (sdi6R)

264 This Amazon LotR series is supposed to be set well before the events of the main narrative of the books.

So they can just make up whatever the hell they want. So yeah: dead people, lots of strong grrrl power, all that. Considerably less interested, now.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 13, 2017 06:58 PM (39g3+)

265
Pull the string, count to three, and throw.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon


Five is right out!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 13, 2017 06:58 PM (IqV8l)

266 77 so far this year. I set a goal of 75 and kinda over did it this year.

How? I'm busting ass just trying to get to 30, and I can even read at work.

Posted by: Country Boy at November 13, 2017 06:58 PM (2ht7t)

267 Foundation

Hollywood will turn anything into Marxist fantasy fulfillment, so why start with it?

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 06:59 PM (fVubI)

268 They should remake GOOD TIMES but with White People.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at November 13, 2017 06:52 PM (QMkgW)


========

They should remake "Different Strokes". A rich football player or hiphop singer could adopt two white kids and teach them how to be gangstas, all the while trying to make them feel ashamed of their privilege.

Normal Lear was such a formulaic, transparent douchebag. I regret all the hours spent watching his crap.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 13, 2017 06:59 PM (/qEW2)

269 I have to give Jackson some credit. In the late 70's there was an animated LoTR that really kind of sucked. It's a long and complex book to try to do a movie to. Did he leave stuff out, like Tom Bombadill? Yeah. That disappointed me. But he had to have a coherent story line that didn't wander off into areas that didn't really advance the story. All in all, his LoTR wasn't all that bad. He didn't want, nor had the money to make a 40 hour epic. And I say this as someone who's read LoTR probably twenty times since 1970. One of my favorite story's.
OTOH, his treatment of The Hobbit really sucked. He added stuff that was never in the book and only strung it out so that he could get three movies out of it. It really did suck. He could have done it in one movie.

Posted by: Old Blue at November 13, 2017 06:59 PM (gEvQ8)

270 I wish they had made more Horatio Hornblower episodes.
That was one series I loved.
I think Ioan Gggrrrrffffyyydd had other obligations.
And a couple of other guys croaked.
Whatever.

Does anyone else remember the olden days when A&E was a topnotch channel?

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at November 13, 2017 07:00 PM (0jtPF)

271

Isn't Hasbro buying Mattel? (or the other way around)

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at November 13, 2017 07:00 PM (QMkgW)

272 259 Regular books ?

*raises hand*

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/7 at November 13, 2017 06:58 PM (Ktb8D)

---

I make it a point to read physical paper books in front of the kids. Even thought they know I read on my tablet and phone, I'm sure they also just see another grown-up facebooking, or texting, or playing Angry Birds. Because they know those other adults aren't reading on their phones and tablets.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - carried over to a good chunk of the Russian population via Mongol rape at November 13, 2017 07:00 PM (BgKrI)

273 A Place for Mom is fantastic. When I was looking for an independent living facility for my mom the lady I dealt with was wonderful. I ended up finding something on my own but the lady kept following up and making sure she was happy. She was a gem.

Posted by: Jewells45can handle your jewels at November 13, 2017 07:00 PM (CNHr1)

274 >>his treatment of The Hobbit really sucked.


Rabbit Powered Rocket Sleds!

Posted by: garrett at November 13, 2017 07:00 PM (MzRVw)

275 Right now I'm reading one mother of a ginormous book: an illustrated Shakespeare that I picked up at a used book sale for a few bucks.

It's a 1970s reprint of a mid-19th century tome. This sucker is 6 inches thick and weighs close to 10 lbs.

Pretty sure it could outlast a nuclear explosion.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 13, 2017 07:00 PM (ul9CR)

276
So they can just make up whatever the hell they want. So yeah: dead people, lots of strong grrrl power, all that. Considerably less interested, now.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 13, 2017 06:58 PM (39g3+)

Done right, the Silmarillion would make a hundred different great tv series. I just do not think they could do it well.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 13, 2017 07:01 PM (rb1zT)

277 257 Mattel announces Ibtihaj Muhammad doll, the first Barbie to wear a hijab

How progressive of them. BOOOM

Posted by: Nevergiveup at November 13, 2017 06:55 PM (5y11N)

Pull the string, count to three, and throw.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon



Special edition, just for liberals and Muslims: pull the string, count to 100 ...

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 13, 2017 07:01 PM (YqDXo)

278 I wish they had made more Horatio Hornblower episodes.

That was one series I loved.

I think Ioan Gggrrrrffffyyydd had other obligations.

And a couple of other guys croaked.


As I heard it, they were just ungodly expensive.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 13, 2017 07:01 PM (oVJmc)

279 does anyone read regular books anymore? Show of hands..Posted by: Jewells45can handle your jewels at November 13, 2017 06:52 PM (CN

Regular as "dead tree" books as opposed to Kindle or something else.? I only have dead tree books-too many of them.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 13, 2017 07:01 PM (8+Ozj)

280 Soviets at work enslaving the masses.
From Daily Mail
https://tinyurl.com/ydf2ewq9

Posted by: Skip at November 13, 2017 07:01 PM (aC6Sd)

281 In the late 70's there was an animated LoTR that really kind of sucked.

Yeah, but Jackson lifted a few shots directly from it, because they were perfect, and the soundtrack had some good pieces. The interview with Bakshi (the animator) about it was... salty.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 07:02 PM (fVubI)

282 Genital Mutilation Barbie.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 13, 2017 07:02 PM (ul9CR)

283 Black Company would be... odd if done properly. They are no where close
to the good guys. The sky whales and tree gods would be enough, but then
the series got really weird.



Kind of hard to translate to tv.
---
Yeah, but the excuse for LotR TV is that the distributor wants the next GoT, which from the seasons I watched, has, um, Jon Snow, and maybe *some* of the children aren't monsters?

Plus,the body count in that series...trying to avoid the spoiler, but I'd love to see them do it, just knowing what the composition of the Company was at the end of book 3 (and that it's only about a third of the way through at that point).

Posted by: Methos at November 13, 2017 07:02 PM (XQvuQ)

284 FBN: Sessions: DOJ won't rule out special counsel to investigate Cllinton, Uranium One.

Posted by: Tami at November 13, 2017 07:02 PM (Enq6K)

285 Rabbit Powered Rocket Sleds!

Eh, what did you expect the Doctor to be riding?

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 07:02 PM (fVubI)

286 I'm going to patent a Muslima sex doll.

It blows itself up.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 13, 2017 07:03 PM (ul9CR)

287 DUNE: The Sitcom

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 13, 2017 07:03 PM (oVJmc)

288 278 I wish they had made more Horatio Hornblower episodes.

That was one series I loved.

I think Ioan Gggrrrrffffyyydd had other obligations.

And a couple of other guys croaked.

As I heard it, they were just ungodly expensive.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 13, 2017 07:01 PM (oVJmc)

Great TV series though.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 13, 2017 07:03 PM (rb1zT)

289 How are they going to defile it with immorality and perversion - they weren't able to do that with the movies but I see that happening here.


I can't even count on PBS to be free of the more graphic displays of this stuff. The last 3 shows seemed they'd be okay, but ended up worse than network TV. I was gobsmacked. Guess they didn't really learn the Downton Abbey lesson. Good story telling without constant sleaze and graphic displays. Nope...they are going the other way.

It is so boring...like the banality of evil. The script or stories seem to be filler for all the sleazy sex and perversion. How easy it must be to be a writer these days. Geez.

I don't got to PBS to watch sleaze. I go there to escape it. But now even they are pumping out the sleaze & perversion in graphic ways that are just boring & off-putting. *sigh*

Posted by: Professor chaos or gumdrop gorilla at November 13, 2017 07:03 PM (D3Jo9)

290
I just realized why all these shows' stories spiral out of control (Game of Thrones, Walking Dead, Fear the Walking Dead).

Because they're live-action video games rather than tv shows.

The characters go to new "levels" and battle whatever is there. It's endless and pointless.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at November 13, 2017 07:03 PM (QMkgW)

291 Of course people here read books, might not get more e books, kindle ap quit working.

Posted by: Skip at November 13, 2017 07:03 PM (aC6Sd)

292 Gor

Posted by: MAGA at November 13, 2017 07:03 PM (LnOh3)

293 Keep responding if you haven't already but thanks to the ones who have. I have made a few pretty metal bookmarks but I have no idea what people do anymore. I think maybe the older generation, like my mom still read real books. Didn't want to go whole hog into something that's a waste of time.

Posted by: Jewells45can handle your jewels at November 13, 2017 07:03 PM (CNHr1)

294 Did he leave stuff out, like Tom Bombadill? Yeah. That disappointed me. But he had to have a coherent story line that didn't wander off into areas that didn't really advance the story.

Missing Tom Bombadil didn't bother me at all since I thought he was kind of a bizarre hippie side trip anyway. But other stuff he did, particularly in Two Towers, was just godwaful and pointless.

I wish they had made more Horatio Hornblower episodes.

It was wonderful but it was hella expensive, apparently. Its too bad beacuse they are wonderful stories. The series wasn't quite as good as the books, but it was good enough and Ioan was great in the part.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 13, 2017 07:03 PM (39g3+)

295 276:Done right, the Silmarillion would make a hundred different great tv series. I just do not think they could do it well.


Its a deep, complicated book. No way it could be a TV series. Plus, it would make GoT look cheerful in comparison.

Posted by: Puddleglum at November 13, 2017 07:04 PM (6h8yS)

296 I could be misremembering, but the last chapter or so of The Hobbit (the book) upon Bilbo's return to the Shire was all about hobbits fighting the Saruman Socialism Scheme.

Posted by: jsg at November 13, 2017 07:04 PM (+W0Yt)

297 Sooth you hit that nail square on the head

Posted by: Skip at November 13, 2017 07:04 PM (aC6Sd)

298 Most of the history of Middle-Earth is told in the Appendices to LotR, and as I said, there's lots of potential there.

Also, the Tolkien Estate has OKed the project, so it's doubtful there will too much deviation from the lore.

Similar to how the online game, LOTRO is forbidden from directly contradicting the books, but can extrapolate and/or fill in the blanks.

Posted by: davidt at November 13, 2017 07:04 PM (cGz5Q)

299 "Mattel announces Ibtihaj Muhammad doll, the first Barbie to wear a hijab"

She won a team bronze in saber at the last Olympics and got lots of media attention because she wore a hijab under her fencing mask.

At the same Olympics, Alexander Massialas won a silver in Men's foil, the first US individual fencing medal since Peter Westbrook in 1984. Massialas is still in college and was ranked #1 coming in. His father is Greek and fenced for the US and coaches his son. His mom is Taiwanese.

Daryl Homer, a black kid from The Bronx, then won silver in sabre. Homer got into fencing through Peter Westbrook --another black guy and the one who medalled back in 1984 -- who has a program to get inner city kids into fencing.

But NBC just wanted to celebrate Ibtihaj Muhammad for wearing a hijab. When she gets the attention for being special as a Muslim, it means attention isn't given elsewhere.

Posted by: Ignoramus at November 13, 2017 07:04 PM (cAXIk)

300 FBN: Sessions: DOJ won't rule out special counsel to investigate Cllinton, Uranium One.

Oooo. 'Won't rule out.'

Way to commit, Jeph.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 13, 2017 07:04 PM (oVJmc)

301 Special edition, just for liberals and Muslims: pull the string, count to 100 ...

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 13, 2017 07:01 PM (YqDXo)

To be serious for a moment, how could Mattel think that making a muzzie Barbie would be a good idea? Muslims have a prohibition of any depiction of humans or animals in sculpture or art. I know that isn't always observed, but the usual suspects in the Wahabbi camp are pretty are pretty militant about that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 13, 2017 07:04 PM (oPNmq)

302 >>FBN: Sessions: DOJ won't rule out special counsel to investigate Cllinton, Uranium One.

Huh. Who woulda thought it?

Posted by: JackStraw at November 13, 2017 07:04 PM (/tuJf)

303 Plus,the body count in that series...trying to avoid the spoiler, but I'd love to see them do it, just knowing what the composition of the Company was at the end of book 3 (and that it's only about a third of the way through at that point).
Posted by: Methos at November 13, 2017 07:02 PM (XQvuQ)

Well, considering I can only think of two characters (well three, but he does not count) that actually made it through the books, Yeah 'Body count' is a mild term.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 13, 2017 07:04 PM (rb1zT)

304 278---As I heard it, they were just ungodly expensive.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 13, 2017 07:01 PM (oVJmc)
---------------------
Ah.
Pity.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at November 13, 2017 07:04 PM (0jtPF)

305 Remake 'I, Claudius' with the Kardashians.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 13, 2017 07:05 PM (oVJmc)

306 jag it is Wormtough they are fighting, that part seems to me to a throw away part.

Posted by: Skip at November 13, 2017 07:06 PM (aC6Sd)

307 An movies involving ships (especially tall ships) are really, really expensive. Its too bad too because there are so many incredible stories to tell that aren't now. Even with CGI, its not easy to do.

If I had the money I'd do Hornblower, then O'Brian. That's good for 30 years or so.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 13, 2017 07:07 PM (39g3+)

308 Genital Mutilation Barbie.
--

Burka Barbie and her boyfriend, Mahmoud, goat now included!

"If you dress up the goat to look pretty Barbie, maybe Mahmoud won't beat you tonight."


Posted by: shibumi at November 13, 2017 07:07 PM (aT+Bx)

309 'I've always wanted to see Clarke's Rendezvous with Rama as a big theater production.'


By "theater production" I hope you don't mean Broadway musical.

I've wondered too though by it hasn't been made into a movie.

Posted by: Hot Hairy Hobbit Humpin at November 13, 2017 07:07 PM (UdKB7)

310 Wormtongue not sure of spelling

Posted by: Skip at November 13, 2017 07:07 PM (aC6Sd)

311 If I had the money I'd do Hornblower, then O'Brian. That's good for 30 years or so.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at November 13, 2017 07:07 PM (39g3+)
Phrasing, man, phrasing!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 13, 2017 07:09 PM (oPNmq)

312 They should remake "Different Strokes". A rich football player or hiphop singer could adopt two white kids and teach them how to be gangstas, all the while trying to make them feel ashamed of their privilege.
Normal Lear was such a formulaic, transparent douchebag. I regret all the hours spent watching his crap.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 13, 2017 06:59 PM (/qEW2)

Hahaha....now that's funny!

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 13, 2017 07:09 PM (nUkMr)

313 Mattel unveils new Hijab-Wearing Barbie:

http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/the-wrap/article/ Hijab-Wearing-Barbie-Makes-Her-Debut-12353311.php

Not a joke.

Posted by: zombie at November 13, 2017 07:09 PM (42M22)

314 All of this with "State of Fear" sitting there, begging to be made into a movie

Posted by: Jean at November 13, 2017 07:09 PM (9TU00)

315 You could combine 'Fifty Shades of Gray' with 'High School Musical.'

Oh, wait, that's just 'Glee.'

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 13, 2017 07:09 PM (oVJmc)

316 Why not just do a "Roots" miniseries set in the future where all the slaves be white.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at November 13, 2017 06:44 PM (nUkMr)


========

Have there ever been any series about the Roman Empire? It fits the description and would be the most plausible scenario.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 13, 2017 07:09 PM (/qEW2)

317 I really thing the Master and Commander movie is in my top 5 war movies, and thats knowing they mixed in a few different books into that.

Posted by: Skip at November 13, 2017 07:09 PM (aC6Sd)

318 Posted by: rickl at November 13, 2017 06:58 PM (sdi6R)

That is great news about the chest tube. One less worry for you. Hope the eye thing is just age related changes and not serious. Glad you have little Reggie to keep you company during this whole thing. And I know so many of the Horde are praying for you.

Posted by: Professor chaos or gumdrop gorilla at November 13, 2017 07:10 PM (D3Jo9)

319 I'm a Barbie girl
In a Muslim world

Come on Barbie let's go party, (but only if you're properly chaperoned by a male family member lest you bring dishonor on them and they honor-kill you)

ah-ah-ah-ah

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 13, 2017 07:10 PM (ul9CR)

320 Tesla is a 'hotbed for racist behavior,' black workers sue:

http://www.sfgate.com/business/article/Tesla-is-a-hotbed-for-racist-behavior-black-12354185.php

Hahahahaha! Blue-on-blue action for your afternoon wank.

Posted by: zombie at November 13, 2017 07:10 PM (42M22)

321 Have there ever been any series about the Roman Empire? It fits the description and would be the most plausible scenario.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 13, 2017 07:09 PM (/qEW2)

Yeah. Rome and I, Claudius.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at November 13, 2017 07:10 PM (rb1zT)

322
You do realize who that muslim Barbie is made for, yes?

muslims don't give a shit about Barbies. That doll is made for Your Kid to TRAIN her to "diverse" and tolerant.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at November 13, 2017 07:11 PM (QMkgW)

323 it's not fantasy or sci-fi, but I'd still like to see someone make a movie of Adam Cadre's "Ready, Okay!".

Posted by: Hikaru at November 13, 2017 07:11 PM (yXU4O)

324 I think I read that they are re-booting High School Musical.

Posted by: Professor chaos or gumdrop gorilla at November 13, 2017 07:11 PM (D3Jo9)

325 Which songs did Led Zeppelin write to go along with Lord of the Rings?

Best Rock & Roll band ever.

Posted by: ALH at November 13, 2017 07:11 PM (MYss1)

326
The intended end-user of muslim Barbie is the non-muslim.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at November 13, 2017 07:12 PM (QMkgW)

327 This will be a good show, until the hero takes an arrow in the knee.

Posted by: wooga, Skyrim belongs to the Nords! at November 13, 2017 07:12 PM (q1q2l)

328 Have there ever been any series about the Roman Empire? It fits the description and would be the most plausible scenario.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear



Gladiator.

Posted by: rickb223 at November 13, 2017 07:12 PM (TtorR)

329 does anyone read regular books anymore? Show of hands..Posted by:
Jewells45can handle your jewels at November 13, 2017 06:52 PM (CN


Yes. And only paperbacks, if I can help it. Makes me happy. :-)

Posted by: NPR at November 13, 2017 07:12 PM (14URa)

330
Normal Lear was such a formulaic, transparent douchebag. I regret all the hours spent watching his crap.


Norman Lear's biggest hits were derived from the work of British writers.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 13, 2017 07:12 PM (oVJmc)

331 [Missing Tom Bombadil didn't bother me at all since I thought he was kind of a bizarre hippie side trip anyway.

"Tom Bombadil", as I understand it, was the name of a toy owned by Tolkien's son. Tolkien would tell his son bedtime stories about the adventures of Tom Bombadil. So the character appearing in LotR was a wink to his son.

As far as I know, no one knows how he was supposed to actually fit into the story or the background. Lots of speculation, and a few comments from Tolkien, but it all amounts to "Bombadil was really, really truly neutral and above it all. Power didn't appeal to him except as a means to keep himself and Goldberry safe and happy."

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 07:12 PM (fVubI)

332 228 does anyone read regular books anymore? Show of hands..

Yo. I have a kindle ap, but just use it to pass time at work between projects. Real books all the way.

Posted by: josephistan at November 13, 2017 07:12 PM (ANIFC)

333 Sooth is on a roll !

Posted by: Skip at November 13, 2017 07:12 PM (aC6Sd)

334 325 Which songs did Led Zeppelin write to go along with Lord of the Rings?

The Battle of Evermore. Dunno if there were any others.

Rush had "Rivendell."

Styx had "Lord of the Rings"

Marillion was originally called Simarillion.

Lots of Proggers there.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 13, 2017 07:13 PM (ul9CR)

335 325 Which songs did Led Zeppelin write to go along with Lord of the Rings?

Best Rock & Roll band ever.
Posted by: ALH at November 13, 2017 07:11 PM (MYss1)


The Battle of Evermore

Posted by: GrandMa Bell at November 13, 2017 07:13 PM (losIw)

336 Watched Megan Leavey movie last night. Enjoyable, then I got dick punched at the end when she turned to Upchuck Schumer for help adopting the dog.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 13, 2017 07:13 PM (VezBU)

337 Someone mentioned a Berserker series--I would watch that.


Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at November 13, 2017 07:13 PM (3DZIZ)

338 muslims don't give a shit about Barbies. That doll is made for Your Kid to TRAIN her to "diverse" and tolerant.



Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at November 13, 2017 07:11 PM (QMkgW)

The muslim Barbie would make a good anal sex toy. No sharp edges.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 13, 2017 07:13 PM (oPNmq)

339 313 Mattel unveils new Hijab-Wearing Barbie:

http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/the-wrap/article/ Hijab-Wearing-Barbie-Makes-Her-Debut-12353311.php

Not a joke.
Posted by: zombie at November 13, 2017 07:09 PM (42M22)



And the head comes off in case she hangs out with an infidel boy.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 13, 2017 07:14 PM (YqDXo)

340
Kaiser or sesame seed?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at November 13, 2017 07:14 PM (QMkgW)

341 You do realize who that muslim Barbie is made for, yes?

muslims don't give a shit about Barbies. That doll is made for Your Kid to TRAIN her to "diverse" and tolerant.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at November 13, 2017 07:11 PM (QMkgW)


Yep. It's revolting. I hate Islam. And count on stupid Americans to embrace their own destruction by promoting the destructors as peaceful loving toys and dolls.

Posted by: Professor chaos or gumdrop gorilla at November 13, 2017 07:14 PM (D3Jo9)

342 And Ramble On.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at November 13, 2017 07:14 PM (3DZIZ)

343 Why half-measures like the hijab? Why not Burka Barbie?

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at November 13, 2017 07:14 PM (H5knJ)

344 289---.....I don't got to PBS to watch sleaze. I go there to escape it. But now even they are pumping out the sleaze & perversion in graphic ways that are just boring & off-putting. *sigh*
Posted by: Professor chaos or gumdrop gorilla at November 13, 2017 07:03 PM (D3Jo9)
----------------------------------
Yep. Ultimately it's a bore.

And it makes it hard for a family to watch something together.

It's not just that some material may be inappropriate for younger kids. Even when the kid is grown it's uncomfortable to watch stuff like that with your mama in the room. Or for mama to watch it when the kids are there.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at November 13, 2017 07:14 PM (0jtPF)

345 g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at November 13, 2017 07:14 PM (KCxzN)

346 Meh.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 13, 2017 07:14 PM (NWiLs)

347 Hijab Barbie's not permitted to drive her own Dream Van. Sad!

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 13, 2017 07:14 PM (ul9CR)

348 Ramble On by Zep, and Misty Mountain Hop.

Posted by: davidt at November 13, 2017 07:14 PM (cGz5Q)

349 There is a whole series on Rome on HBO, watched many but don't have HBO except when they want to give it to me. Was pretty good

Posted by: Skip at November 13, 2017 07:15 PM (aC6Sd)

350

What the heck is a kaiser roll, anyway?
Nazi bread?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at November 13, 2017 07:15 PM (QMkgW)

351 So, does DOJ actually do any investigations itself? Seem to recall there being a very large number of people there who normally do that sort of thing, with their own in-house agency (FBI) to help them.


Oh - you mean the two bodies are so compromised, so lacking in integrity, they produce such little confidence in their performance, that a "special counsel" is need to do the actual important cases? Good to know.


And Uranium One is cute and all, and a characteristically jaw-dropping, crude, obvious case of bribery and influence peddling, but still #3 or #4 on the mega-scandal list currently lined up.

Posted by: rhomboid at November 13, 2017 07:15 PM (QDnY+)

352 By "theater production" I hope you don't mean Broadway musical.

I've wondered too though by it hasn't been made into a movie.


Posted by: Hot Hairy Hobbit Humpin at November 13, 2017 07:07 PM


Making Rama into a movie would be extremely difficult, especially these days. It would be a fantastic movie, but doing it right is a tall order. It's a story that really requires a Kubrick to take on and someone of the calibre of Clarke himself to write. So much of Rama relies on the visuals, the wonder of it all and there is actually very little in the way of dialogue. These days they's CGI the shit out of it, which wouldn't be nearly as majestic, some plodder would be hired as director and the script would be lame. I'm not sure that even someone like Fincher could overcome the shortfalls today, to do rama justice.

Posted by: otho at November 13, 2017 07:15 PM (qGuLD)

353 342 And Ramble On.

Oh yeah, Ramble on! Good one.



Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 13, 2017 07:15 PM (ul9CR)

354 332 228 does anyone read regular books anymore? Show of hands..

Yo. I have a kindle ap, but just use it to pass time at work between projects. Real books all the way.

Posted by: josephistan at November 13, 2017 07:12 PM (ANIFC)

oo oo i do! Do i win something?!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 13, 2017 07:15 PM (VezBU)

355 To be serious for a moment, how could Mattel think that making a muzzie Barbie would be a good idea? Muslims have a prohibition of any depiction of humans or animals in sculpture or art. I know that isn't always observed, but the usual suspects in the Wahabbi camp are pretty are pretty militant about that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 13, 2017 07:04 PM (oPNmq)


========

Well, there's one explanation: this will be marketed, or stealth marketed to primarily non-Muslim children, in order to begin indoctrinating them into a false perception of Islam.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 13, 2017 07:16 PM (/qEW2)

356 And while they're not "good guys", they're not villains, either. Probably too nuanced for general audiences...
---
They'll take anyone's money, though as I recall, the first chapter set up is about an employer pushing them too far (or reneging?) so they've got the 'morally questionable, but not that bad' covered.

Though I seem to remember being pretty sure all the wizards being at best neutral evil, but useful/necessary and war buddies just because they'd been together so long. And of course the other wizards in the world were much worse.

Assuming it was done right, I'd really love to see the characterization of The Lady, from general impressions, through the narrator's musings, through the point she finally gets to explain herself.

Posted by: Methos at November 13, 2017 07:16 PM (XQvuQ)

357 350

What the heck is a kaiser roll, anyway?
Nazi bread?
Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at November 13, 2017 07:15 PM (QMkgW)

No, no, it's the immediate ancestor of the Weimar roll.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 13, 2017 07:16 PM (NWiLs)

358 An announced 10 episode season of Spinal Tap. But then there's an extra one at the end.

Posted by: jsg at November 13, 2017 07:16 PM (+W0Yt)

359 Anyone seen the reboot of Balde Runner? I hear it's only like 20 minutes of action with nearly 2 hours of boring dialog of Ryan Goosling & Ford comparing their receding hair lines? In other words, it could of easily been another movie to TV series.

Posted by: BebeDahl at November 13, 2017 07:16 PM (yNyJy)

360 Chem Jeff was a long time moron in good standing who
just sort of lost it over Trump and wandered off muttering "not a
binary choice. Binary. Binary. Choice."

Posted by: Winona Ryder at November 13, 2017 05:22 PM (n1QPh)
I'm sorry but that little fucker lost it waaaaaay before Trump. He fried my ass years ago. I hope he has herpes.
Posted by: Peaches

Tolkien's got a pretty tight history laid out. The Edain vs the Witch King could work, the Fall of Numenor could be salacious

Posted by: Jean at November 13, 2017 07:16 PM (9TU00)

361
I would like to see a series or more movies
of the Madeleine L'engle "Winkle in Time" series. It was intended for teens, I believe but I read them as adults and really enjoyed them-an interesting combination of Christian faith themes and an interest in science. Only one movie was made-of the first book-and it wasn't done very well, IMO

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 13, 2017 07:17 PM (8+Ozj)

362 Good. Maybe they can improve upon Peter Jackson's turgid mess.

Posted by: Dan Smoot's apprentice at November 13, 2017 07:17 PM (5msTp)

363 Rome was good but I wish they had set the opening of the series a couple of years earlier. Their street level view of Roman politics would have been great for the Clodius vs Milo feud.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at November 13, 2017 07:17 PM (3DZIZ)

364 Rama also doesn't have much of an ending, IIRC.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 13, 2017 07:17 PM (oVJmc)

365 I have to confess, I read Rendezous with Rama a long time ago and, while I thought it was interesting, I just didnt get it.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 13, 2017 07:17 PM (NWiLs)

366 'Genital Mutilation Barbie.'

They are are already pretty much neutered.

Posted by: Ken has no dick at November 13, 2017 07:18 PM (UdKB7)

367 355 To be serious for a moment, how could Mattel think that making a muzzie Barbie would be a good idea? Muslims have a prohibition of any depiction of humans or animals in sculpture or art. I know that isn't always observed, but the usual suspects in the Wahabbi camp are pretty are pretty militant about that.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 13, 2017 07:04 PM (oPNmq)

Full burka, amirite?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 13, 2017 07:18 PM (VezBU)

368 353 342 And Ramble On.

Oh yeah, Ramble on! Good one.



Posted by: WhatWhatWhat?


"Ramble On" is actually my all-time favorite Zep song -- not a commonly shared opinion. Their other songs are great too, but because they're overplayed, one gets tired of them. "Ramble On" is just as good as any of their classics, but is now almost NEVER played on the radio oldies stations (or anywhere else, for that matter). So it still feels fresh.

Posted by: zombie at November 13, 2017 07:18 PM (42M22)

369 does anyone read regular books anymore? Show of hands..

Yo. I have a kindle ap, but just use it to pass time at work between projects. Real books all the way.

Posted by: josephistan

I even get books out of the library, but the kindle app for travelling and the book thread for recommendations - red notice last flight

Posted by: Jean at November 13, 2017 07:18 PM (9TU00)

370 Have there ever been any series about the Roman Empire? It fits the description and would be the most plausible scenario.

Others mentioned Rome, which was OK. I think it should have started earlier in Roman history, maybe with the First Mithradatic War (when Caesar made his name and entered politics), then the Third Servile War (Spartacus), the Gracchi (Caesar flees Rome for his own safety), then to Caesar's rebellion and so on.

Or, hell, why not a series based on Alexander? Discounting the idiotic Oliver Stone spin, the movie wasn't bad, and had they expanded it... well, I can imagine the precious snowflakes refusing to believe how far east his army got...

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 07:18 PM (fVubI)

371 Keurig apologizes.


The winning. It hurts.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at November 13, 2017 07:19 PM (tbOMB)

372 361
I would like to see a series or more movies
of the Madeleine L'engle "Winkle in Time" series. It was intended for teens, I believe but I read them as adults and really enjoyed them-an interesting combination of Christian faith themes and an interest in science. Only one movie was made-of the first book-and it wasn't done very well, IMO
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 13, 2017 07:17 PM (8+Ozj)

There's one being released next year. It will probably suck.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 13, 2017 07:19 PM (NWiLs)

373 Related topic-I went to the movies for the first time in ages yesterday (Murder of the Orient Express which was pretty good) and through what felt like 30 minutes of previews, all of which were overblown and annoying, I noticed every one had some twee breathy super slow minor key cover of a well know 80s or 90s pop song (one was "I won't back down" by Tom Petty) as the theme (with the crashy CGI effects in the background) and it occurred to me that not only has Hollywood utterly run out of ideas but they have also run out of new songs-in movies and on TV-they keep repackaging old ones with the twee millennial plinky piano or low-T ukelele breathy child voice singer super slow 'covers'. It all sounds like its from a horror movie or a Hallmark commercial. YUCK.

Posted by: Goldilocks at November 13, 2017 07:19 PM (zz1sH)

374 355
Well, there's one explanation: this will be marketed, or stealth marketed to primarily non-Muslim children, in order to begin indoctrinating them into a false perception of Islam.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 13, 2017 07:16 PM (/qEW2)
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Nod. Ain't it the truth.

Posted by: BebeDahl at November 13, 2017 07:19 PM (yNyJy)

375 The War That Time Forgot would be an interesting series - soldiers from all eras are taken out of time & dropped into a prehistoric world.

Posted by: josephistan at November 13, 2017 07:19 PM (ANIFC)

376 Tolkien's got a pretty tight history laid out. The Edain vs the Witch King could work, the Fall of Numenor could be salacious

Posted by: Jean at November 13, 2017 07:16 PM (9TU00)
I tried to read the Hobbit in college. Couldn't do it. Never looked back. This is like the gaming thread. I have no idea what anyone is talking about.

Posted by: Peaches at November 13, 2017 07:19 PM (14URa)

377 Terry Pratchett's witches would be a great series, too.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - carried over to a good chunk of the Russian population via Mongol rape at November 13, 2017 07:19 PM (BgKrI)

378 Keyser rolls are about 6 inches round, 3 high rolled in on themselvesbefore baking so top has ridges rotating from center, baked to crispy brown on outside.
Or just like big rolls of love

Posted by: Skip at November 13, 2017 07:19 PM (aC6Sd)

379 313 Mattel unveils new Hijab-Wearing Barbie:

http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/the-wrap/article/ Hijab-Wearing-Barbie-Makes-Her-Debut-12353311.php

Not a joke.

Posted by: zombie at November 13, 2017 07:09 PM (42M22)


Is it anatomically correct?

Posted by: Tami at November 13, 2017 07:20 PM (Enq6K)

380 Posted by: zombie at November 13, 2017 07:18 PM (42M22)

My all-time favorite by them is "Achilles' Last Stand."

I hear real good things about the new Robert Plant album. Been meaning to check it out. He does some interesting things.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 13, 2017 07:20 PM (ul9CR)

381 Peaches! LMFAO.

Do NOT piss off an ette.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 13, 2017 07:20 PM (VezBU)

382
I have to confess, I read Rendezous with Rama a long time ago and, while I thought it was interesting, I just didnt get it.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 13, 2017 07:17 PM (NWiLs)

Was it not part of a series? I think there was a sequel, which I have never read. The original book left a lot of issues unresolved.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 13, 2017 07:20 PM (oPNmq)

383 Portugeuse Rolls > Kaiser Rolls

Posted by: garrett at November 13, 2017 07:20 PM (MzRVw)

384 Cannibal Bob, you'll get nothing and like it!

Posted by: Jewells45can handle your jewels at November 13, 2017 07:21 PM (CNHr1)

385 OT, Ted Cruz has joined the 'withdraw support' bandwagon for Moore. Worthless, all of them.

Posted by: IC at November 13, 2017 07:21 PM (a0IVu)

386 Is it anatomically correct?

Posted by: Tami at November 13, 2017 07:20 PM (Enq6K)

Must be. It has no clitoris.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 13, 2017 07:21 PM (oPNmq)

387
Is it anatomically correct?

Posted by: Tami at November 13, 2017 07:20 PM (Enq6K)

That was awesome.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 13, 2017 07:21 PM (VezBU)

388 The Gracchi were a hundred years before Caesar. They were pre Marius.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at November 13, 2017 07:21 PM (3DZIZ)

389 I tried to read the Hobbit in college. Couldn't do it. Never looked back. This is like the gaming thread. I have no idea what anyone is talking about.
Posted by: Peaches at November 13, 2017 07:19 PM (14URa)

I never got into it, either. I think those books are just for guys. Like the Hardy Boys. or Louie L'Amour.

Posted by: ALH at November 13, 2017 07:21 PM (MYss1)

390

.'What the heck is a kaiser roll, anyway? '


This is a story, tell it quick as I can
a week ago, I met a stumbler man.
He stumbled up, he said "All I wanna know,
How far the motherfuckin' Kaiser Rolls.

Posted by: Guy who relates everything to a Zappa song at November 13, 2017 07:22 PM (UdKB7)

391 The Orient Express is Mort?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 13, 2017 07:22 PM (oVJmc)

392 338 muslims don't give a shit about Barbies. That doll is made for Your Kid to TRAIN her to "diverse" and tolerant.



Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at November 13, 2017 07:11 PM (QMkgW)

The muslim Barbie would make a good anal sex toy. No sharp edges.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 13, 2017 07:13 PM (oPNmq)


Until the head falls off inside. I seem to remember that was a common breaking point for my sisters' barbies. The joint for the head breaks off but they still used the doll and just pushed the head down on the neck making it a fat headed Barbie.

Don't want that getting stuck in you know where.

Posted by: Buzzion - guess my sign at November 13, 2017 07:22 PM (z/Ubi)

393 You do realize who that muslim Barbie is made for, yes?

muslims don't give a shit about Barbies. That doll is made for Your Kid to TRAIN her to "diverse" and tolerant.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at November 13, 2017 07:11 PM (QMkgW)


========

Yep, beat me to it.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 13, 2017 07:22 PM (/qEW2)

394 Do NOT piss off an ette.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 13, 2017 07:20 PM (VezBU)

I'm not remotely pissed. Just completely clueless on this. Not sorry about it but no disrespect for the cognoscenti.

Posted by: Peaches at November 13, 2017 07:22 PM (14URa)

395 Oh, and I've been considering losing weight. I won't rule out a special effort to investigate possibly changing my diet if it won't be too difficult.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - carried over to a good chunk of the Russian population via Mongol rape at November 13, 2017 07:22 PM (BgKrI)

396 Would love to see someone do The Chronicles of Prydain correctly. Disney screwed up their attempt pretty badly. But I don't think it would work well as a TV series. And in today's environment, it would probably risk turning into Eilonwy's super hour.

Posted by: junior at November 13, 2017 07:22 PM (JkMzm)

397 379 Is it anatomically correct?
Posted by: Tami at November 13, 2017 07:20 PM (Enq6K)

For a Muslim, it is.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 13, 2017 07:22 PM (yXU4O)

398 >>My all-time favorite by them is "Achilles' Last Stand."


10 Years Gone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=9&v=v16CxX_2qec

Posted by: garrett at November 13, 2017 07:22 PM (MzRVw)

399 I did watch Murder on the Orient Express yesterday - pretty good. I liked it.

Posted by: IC at November 13, 2017 07:22 PM (a0IVu)

400 384 Cannibal Bob, you'll get nothing and like it!

Posted by: Jewells45can handle your jewels at November 13, 2017 07:21 PM (CNHr1)

I'll take it! Beats being boiled alive.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 13, 2017 07:22 PM (VezBU)

401 Rama also doesn't have much of an ending, IIRC.


Posted by: Mr. Peebles at November 13, 2017 07:17 PM


Sort of... but it's a great ending nevertheless. Not much in the way of answers... but they're aliens, how can we figure them out? Rama departs with it's secrets. But, they'll probably be back.

Posted by: otho at November 13, 2017 07:23 PM (qGuLD)

402 361
I would like to see a series or more movies
of the Madeleine L'engle "Winkle in Time" series. It was intended for teens, I believe but I read them as adults and really enjoyed them-an interesting combination of Christian faith themes and an interest in science. Only one movie was made-of the first book-and it wasn't done very well, IMO
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 13, 2017 07:17 PM (8+Ozj)
-------------------------------
I don't think the books CAN be made into good movies.
You really have to imagine it ....and to think.
I dunno.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at November 13, 2017 07:23 PM (0jtPF)

403 Gloria Allred was the reason Andy Gibb died at such a young age...she fondled his penis and his heart gave out from grief!

Posted by: tentotwo at November 13, 2017 07:23 PM (yhf6w)

404 Should have done the Wheel of Time, Bezos.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at November 13, 2017 07:23 PM (V/CVB)

405 *note to self*

Don't piss off Peaches.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at November 13, 2017 07:23 PM (tbOMB)

406 If it has not been mentioned already, they could make a great series from Glen Cook's Black Company books.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at November 13, 2017 07:23 PM (H5knJ)

407 I hope Alabamians keep in mind what a low-life Doug Jones is and what a horrible mistake it would be to send him to the Senate.

Posted by: ALH at November 13, 2017 07:23 PM (MYss1)

408 I thought the elf band at Elrond's should have been playing Ramble On in the Hobbit when they feed the dwarves.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at November 13, 2017 07:23 PM (3DZIZ)

409 >>And Uranium One is cute and all, and a characteristically jaw-dropping, crude, obvious case of bribery and influence peddling, but still #3 or #4 on the mega-scandal list currently lined up.

Could not disagree more. There is not a bigger scandal on the horizon since the Uranium One scandal is the root cause of virtually everything we are seeing about Russia today.

And as I have been saying for sometime, the DOJ has been investigating this and other issues all along. If you remember the firing of Comey one of the key reasons given was that he discussed investigations in public. That reason was specifically listed by Rosenstein as a firing offense. Why would anyone be surprised that the DOJ under Trump would not do the same thing?

The issue of Special Prosecutor is in play because this will be painted by the left as a political hit job if it is done by Trump's DOJ after Trump ran a 2 year campaign featuring Lock Her Up! This would simply help take some of the steam out of that claim.

The reason this is coming out now is because Sessions is going before the House Judiciary Committee tomorrow and they have been one of the most active committees calling for a Uranium One investigation amongst others.

http://tinyurl.com/ybfp2ph8

Posted by: JackStraw at November 13, 2017 07:24 PM (/tuJf)

410 393 Yep, beat me to it.
Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 13, 2017 07:22 PM (/qEW2)

Also, to get her used to the idea of wearing a Hijab, if not the full Niqab.

Posted by: Hikaru at November 13, 2017 07:24 PM (yXU4O)

411 IC,

I thought Branagh did a credible job as Poirot. I was skeptical that I could ever see anyone by David Suchet in that role.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at November 13, 2017 07:24 PM (V/CVB)

412 They'll take anyone's money, though as I recall, the first chapter set up is about an employer pushing them too far (or reneging?) so they've got the 'morally questionable, but not that bad' covered.

Their employer is killed by a forvalaka -- were leopard -- despite their being responsible for his safety. Saying anything more enters spoiler territory.

Though I seem to remember being pretty sure all the wizards being at best neutral evil, but useful/necessary and war buddies just because they'd been together so long. And of course the other wizards in the world were much worse.

The ones in the Black Company spent as much time pranking each other as using magic against their foes, but true to the trope if you picked on one, you got to fight all of them. And while most of their stuff is pretty small-scale, occasionally you get a hint that they're capable of much more.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 07:24 PM (fVubI)

413 That NRO guy, David French... he's a daisy, isn't he?

Posted by: Marcus Gravey at November 13, 2017 07:25 PM (F/4Zj)

414 DoesKken beat her with a stick if she wants to go out by herself?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 13, 2017 07:25 PM (VezBU)

415 406 If it has not been mentioned already, they could make a great series from Glen Cook's Black Company books.
Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at November 13, 2017 07:23 PM (H5knJ)

They'd have to rename it Company of Color.

Posted by: josephistan at November 13, 2017 07:25 PM (ANIFC)

416 The Gracchi were a hundred years before Caesar. They were pre Marius.

Oh, hell. Who was it Caesar fled, then?

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 07:25 PM (fVubI)

417 Does Barbie have wrist joints? It would be pretty funny to have Muslim Barbie missing a hand.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - carried over to a good chunk of the Russian population via Mongol rape at November 13, 2017 07:25 PM (BgKrI)

418 What happens if someone takes Muslim Barbie's hijjaby thingy off in public. Do they get beheaded or something?

Posted by: freaked at November 13, 2017 07:25 PM (UdKB7)

419 Dio (R.I.P.) started out in a band called Elf.

Given his short stature I find that funny.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 13, 2017 07:26 PM (ul9CR)

420 406 If it has not been mentioned already, they could make a great series from Glen Cook's Black Company books.
Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at November 13, 2017 07:23 PM (H5knJ)

That's actually a good idea. Very few expensive battles in the main books.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at November 13, 2017 07:26 PM (xJa6I)

421 386 Is it anatomically correct?

Posted by: Tami at November 13, 2017 07:20 PM (Enq6K)

Must be. It has no clitoris.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 13, 2017 07:21 PM (oPNmq)

Posted by: Tami at November 13, 2017 07:26 PM (Enq6K)

422
The War That Time Forgot would be an interesting series - soldiers from all eras are taken out of time & dropped into a prehistoric world.
Posted by: josephistan


That's sort of like a Doctor Who episode The War Games

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 13, 2017 07:27 PM (IqV8l)

423 Huh.

I thought Bombadil waa supposed to be the Creator, but he just stayed out of everything.

Posted by: Sharkman at November 13, 2017 07:27 PM (bsBH4)

424 "Because they're live-action video games rather than tv shows."

Spot - on !

You can see the videogaming influence everywhere lately.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/7 at November 13, 2017 07:27 PM (Ktb8D)

425 Are there any other religion-specific Barbies?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - carried over to a good chunk of the Russian population via Mongol rape at November 13, 2017 07:27 PM (BgKrI)

426 'Rama also doesn't have much of an ending, IIRC'

Use a little artistic license and blow it up. That's always a big hit.

Posted by: freaked at November 13, 2017 07:27 PM (UdKB7)

427 Must be. It has no clitoris.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 13, 2017 07:21 PM (oPNmq)

Posted by: Tami at November 13, 2017 07:26 PM (Enq6K)

You meant that when you asked amiriteTami?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 13, 2017 07:27 PM (VezBU)

428 376
I tried to read the Hobbit in college. Couldn't do it. Never looked back. This is like the gaming thread. I have no idea what anyone is talking about.
Posted by: Peaches at November 13, 2017 07:19 PM (14URa)


Exactly the same here. I got about 20 pages in and lost interest.

Posted by: rickl at November 13, 2017 07:28 PM (sdi6R)

429 OT, Ted Cruz has joined the 'withdraw support' bandwagon for Moore. Worthless, all of them.

Posted by: IC at November 13, 2017 07:21 PM (a0IVu)


========

He lost me during the primaries when there were violent protestors attacking the Trump rallies, and he joined liberals in blaming Trump for "inciting" the violence. He's supposed to have such a brilliant legal mind. How could he say something so ethically stupid? That kind of ethical laps tells me that if he were on SCOTUS, he might eventually pull a John Roberts.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 13, 2017 07:28 PM (/qEW2)

430 @361

Disney has A Wrinkle in Time coming out early next year.

Posted by: junior at November 13, 2017 07:29 PM (JkMzm)

431 416 The Gracchi were a hundred years before Caesar. They were pre Marius.

Oh, hell. Who was it Caesar fled, then?
Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 07:25 PM (fVubI)

Which time?

If you're talking about when first Triumvirate fell apart that came down to Ceasar vs Pompey.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at November 13, 2017 07:29 PM (xJa6I)

432 SJW Lord of the Rings with a properly balanced cast of women, POC's, and the alphabet group.

Posted by: WOPR (now with chainsaw bayonets) at November 13, 2017 07:29 PM (J70i0)

433 You meant that when you asked amiriteTami?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 13, 2017 07:27 PM (VezBU)


You is right, CB!

Posted by: Tami at November 13, 2017 07:29 PM (Enq6K)

434 Terry Pratchett's witches would be a great series, too.

There are some animated movies about the witches, and a few live-action mini-series based on the earlier books. Sean Astin is Two-Flower; Christopher Lee is Death, Jeremy Irons is Vetenari, Tim Curry as one of the Unseen University wizards, David Bradley (Walder Frey) as Cohen the Barbarian...

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 07:29 PM (fVubI)

435 Can they re-do The Hobbit? Cuz the movies SUUUUUUUUUUUCKED...

Posted by: Frodough at November 13, 2017 07:29 PM (qYCgM)

436 The psycho son of one of my dad's friends ripped the heads off all my SWAT guys when I was a kid. Several years later he killed himself.

Then again, one of my brothers and I dissected my sister's Growing Up Skipper to see where the boobies came from when you turned her arm, so I guess I did my own share of doll dismemberment.

https://preview.tinyurl.com/y8d5273y

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 13, 2017 07:30 PM (ul9CR)

437 423 Huh.

I thought Bombadil waa supposed to be the Creator, but he just stayed out of everything.
Posted by: Sharkman at November 13, 2017 07:27 PM (bsBH4)



That's one of multiple theories.

Posted by: buzzion - guess my sign at November 13, 2017 07:30 PM (z/Ubi)

438 428 376
I tried to read the Hobbit in college. Couldn't do it. Never looked back. This is like the gaming thread. I have no idea what anyone is talking about.
Posted by: Peaches at November 13, 2017 07:19 PM (14URa)

Exactly the same here. I got about 20 pages in and lost interest.
Posted by: rickl at November 13, 2017 07:28 PM (sdi6R)

The Hobbit is a kid's story. Your tolerance for it comes from that.

The sweet spot for the Hobbit/Lord of the Rings addiction is usually 12 - 14 years old.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at November 13, 2017 07:30 PM (xJa6I)

439 I have a dream of a theme park with attractions drawn from various fantasy series.

Niven already did it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dream_Park

Posted by: DaveA at November 13, 2017 07:30 PM (FhXTo)

440
Yeah I was watching Fear the Walking Dead the other night and I was like wait now they're blowing up dams??

They started out in Los Angeles. Then moved to a boat. Then a hotel. Then a ranch. Then a dam.

These places in the "story" aren't location points as much as they are Challenges, the next more difficult than the last.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at November 13, 2017 07:30 PM (QMkgW)

441 If you're talking about when first Triumvirate fell apart that came down to Ceasar vs Pompey.

Before that. Before Caesar went to Gaul, from what I remember.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 07:31 PM (fVubI)

442 That's sort of like a Doctor Who episode The War Games

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at November 13, 2017 07:27 PM (IqV8l)


========

I loved that! Classic Troughton. I remember those stupid cardboard 3d glasses the captors controlling the whole thing wore. I like to think there was a level of irony there.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 13, 2017 07:31 PM (/qEW2)

443 Portuguese rolls are different than keyser rolls

Posted by: Skip at November 13, 2017 07:31 PM (aC6Sd)

444 "He lost me during the primaries when there were violent protestors attacking the Trump rallies, and he joined liberals in blaming Trump for "inciting" the violence. "


Bingo. Same here. Way to be strictly Constitutional, dude.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, we are being gaslighted 24/7 at November 13, 2017 07:31 PM (Ktb8D)

445 I have seen so many versions of Murder on the Orient Express, I couldn't believe they were making yet another one.

Then yesterday I heard they were "re-booting" the Nutcracker Ballet. Wth? Man, they don't have new ideas, and think they can do better than the old classics. Including ballet.

This generation if bereft of new ideas or inspirations or the work ethic to create anew. So they plunder the old stuff and think they make it better and then have award shows to tell themselves they did. Ugh. Ruining the country and everything in it.

Posted by: Professor chaos or gumdrop gorilla at November 13, 2017 07:31 PM (D3Jo9)

446 Mattel unveils new Hijab-Wearing Barbie:

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Can Jihadi Ken be far behing?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I'm Dreaming of a White Privilege at November 13, 2017 07:32 PM (Nwg0u)

447 >>Portuguese rolls are different than keyser rolls


The difference is what makes them better.

Posted by: garrett at November 13, 2017 07:32 PM (MzRVw)

448 I thought Bombadil waa supposed to be the Creator, but he just stayed out of everything.

That's one of the theories. Or he's a "natural spirit" like Shelob, but not malignant.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 07:32 PM (fVubI)

449 The Misandry Bubble is real.

Posted by: a masculine trans-gender lesbian at November 13, 2017 07:32 PM (g4lFK)

450 Fear the walking dead could have been better if it played out the complicated beginning of the Zombie apocalypse

Posted by: Skip at November 13, 2017 07:33 PM (aC6Sd)

451 I have seen so many versions of Murder on the Orient Express, I couldn't believe they were making yet another one.

-
This time the butler did it.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I'm Dreaming of a White Privilege at November 13, 2017 07:33 PM (Nwg0u)

452 When the fuck will Pixy let us just copy and paste shit like normal human beings?

Posted by: logprof Doc Halladay for Hall of Fame 2018! at November 13, 2017 07:33 PM (GsAUU)

453 441 If you're talking about when first Triumvirate fell apart that came down to Ceasar vs Pompey.

Before that. Before Caesar went to Gaul, from what I remember.
Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 07:31 PM (fVubI)

Hm. Can you narrow it down? I know there was some unclear drama with Ceasar when he was young fleeing Rome to avoid Sulla.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at November 13, 2017 07:33 PM (xJa6I)

454 I just woke up from reading the Hobbit. What's going on? Is it still 1970?

Posted by: Rip Van Winkle at November 13, 2017 07:33 PM (fSf/G)

455 452. #TwoWeeks

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at November 13, 2017 07:33 PM (fA1SL)

456 447 >>Portuguese rolls are different than keyser rolls


The difference is what makes them better.

Posted by: garrett at November 13, 2017 07:32 PM (MzRVw)

Portuguese rolls are potato bread, aren't they?

Posted by: Tami at November 13, 2017 07:34 PM (Enq6K)

457 433 You meant that when you asked amiriteTami?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 13, 2017 07:27 PM (VezBU)

You is right, CB!
Posted by: Tami at November 13, 2017 07:29 PM (Enq6K)

Clever. Very nicely done my dear.

*golf clap*

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 13, 2017 07:34 PM (VezBU)

458
Fear the walking dead could have been better if it played out the complicated beginning of the Zombie apocalypse

Yeah, I thought that was the whole point of the show. Now it's just The Walking Dead -- West Coast Edition.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at November 13, 2017 07:34 PM (QMkgW)

459 You meant that when you asked amiriteTami?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 13, 2017 07:27 PM (VezBU)


You is right, CB!

Posted by: Tami at November 13, 2017 07:29 PM (Enq6K)

THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE CB IN THIS JOINT, AND IT'S ME!!!!!!

Posted by: Country Boy at November 13, 2017 07:34 PM (wTUda)

460 454 I just woke up from reading the Hobbit. What's going on? Is it still 1970?
Posted by: Rip Van Winkle at November 13, 2017 07:33 PM (fSf/G)

You're never going to believe what happened to Bruce Jenner & O.J. Simpson.

Posted by: josephistan at November 13, 2017 07:35 PM (ANIFC)

461 Now this is cool. SpaceX has uploaded a video tour of their McGregor, TX engine testing facility.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXYh4re0j8M

Posted by: rickl at November 13, 2017 07:35 PM (sdi6R)

462 371 Keurig apologizes.


As pointed out before, nothing says "I'm sorry" quite like seppuku.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 13, 2017 07:35 PM (YqDXo)

463 How about Kummelweck rolls, encrusted with caraway seeds and course salt?

https://tinyurl.com/3appef

Outside of western NY I think they're pretty much unknown. But an essential part of a classic Buffalo Beef on Weck.

Piled high with rare beef, garnished with 'kraut. Heart attack on a plate but sooo good.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 13, 2017 07:35 PM (ul9CR)

464 No. Not Potato Rolls.

Posted by: garrett at November 13, 2017 07:35 PM (MzRVw)

465 Dream Park was awesome.

There were poor attempts to make the park a reality, fun raisers at conventions and stuff like that.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at November 13, 2017 07:35 PM (xJa6I)

466 You can see the videogaming influence everywhere lately.

Is it that or is it "we have to be bigger than last season" compulsion?

The old Doctor Who would have him saving the universe, then the next story line he'd just be saving a couple people trapped in a light house during a storm. Star Trek didn't have power creep; the original Battlestar Galactica had the refugee fleet getting more rag-tag as the series went on...

I think too many of the screen writers consider small stories to be beneath them -- part of the reason they have to work "social justice" into everything.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 07:35 PM (fVubI)

467 452 When the fuck will Pixy let us just copy and paste shit like normal human beings?

Posted by: logprof Doc Halladay for Hall of Fame 2018! at November 13, 2017 07:33 PM (GsAUU)

When we become normal human beings?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 13, 2017 07:35 PM (VezBU)

468 455 452. #TwoWeeks
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at November 13, 2017 07:33 PM (fA1SL)

--*headslap*

I should have known, brother.

Posted by: logprof Doc Halladay for Hall of Fame 2018! at November 13, 2017 07:36 PM (GsAUU)

469
Ever hear of these EGG roll things?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- That's class! at November 13, 2017 07:36 PM (QMkgW)

470 I thought Bombadil waa supposed to be the Creator, but he just stayed out of everything.
Posted by: Sharkman

Another Maia, like Gandalf, Sauron, and Sauraman. But, less concerned with things.

Posted by: Jean at November 13, 2017 07:36 PM (9TU00)

471 443
Portuguese rolls are different than keyser rolls

Posted by: Skip at November 13, 2017 07:31 PM (aC6Sd)
Portuguese rolls have a sweetness to them. I can't abide sweetness in bread. Keyser rolls rock. Although I thought they were Kaiser rolls. Uh, now I'm all confused.

Posted by: Peaches at November 13, 2017 07:36 PM (14URa)

472 >>When the fuck will Pixy let us just copy and paste shit like normal human beings?


You forget : We can't have nice things.

Posted by: garrett at November 13, 2017 07:36 PM (MzRVw)

473 "Hawaiian" rolls suck bags of dicks.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 13, 2017 07:36 PM (ul9CR)

474 411
IC,



I thought Branagh did a credible job as Poirot. I was skeptical that I could ever see anyone by David Suchet in that role.

Posted by: Circa (Insert Year Here) at November 13, 2017 07:24 PM (V/CVB)
Yup. A little more emotive than I envisioned but he was good.

Posted by: IC at November 13, 2017 07:37 PM (a0IVu)

475 I think Tolkien put Bombadil in the story because he was running out of ideas and had to stall his publishers.

Up until the Bombadil part of the story it was pretty much a fish out of water thing with the Hobbits. After Bombadil the story takes the big turn with the introduction of Aragorn.

Posted by: davidt at November 13, 2017 07:37 PM (cGz5Q)

476 Hm. Can you narrow it down? I know there was some unclear drama with Ceasar when he was young fleeing Rome to avoid Sulla.

SULLA!!!

That was the name I couldn't remember.

I'll just go over in the corner and drink my Agri-Cola.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 07:37 PM (fVubI)

477 THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE CB IN THIS JOINT, AND IT'S ME!!!!!!

Posted by: Country Boy at November 13, 2017 07:34 PM (wTUda)

Lol. Its yours. I'll go with CanBob.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 13, 2017 07:37 PM (VezBU)

478 76 Posted by: rhennigantx at November 13, 2017 06:15 PM (bmkS9)

So how did the new job go today?
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 13, 2017 06:17 PM (8+Ozj)
Still working! damn

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 13, 2017 07:38 PM (bmkS9)

479 477 THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE CB IN THIS JOINT, AND IT'S ME!!!!!!

Posted by: Country Boy at November 13, 2017 07:34 PM (wTUda)

Lol. Its yours. I'll go with CanBob.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 13, 2017 07:37 PM (VezBU)

Is that like potted meat?

Posted by: Insomniac at November 13, 2017 07:38 PM (NWiLs)

480 I'll go with CanBob.

Is that like Prince Albert in a can?

Posted by: ALH at November 13, 2017 07:38 PM (MYss1)

481 >>>Oh, hell. Who was it Caesar fled, then?<<<<<

Sulla. Caesar was Marius nephew, so not on Sulla's friend list.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at November 13, 2017 07:39 PM (3DZIZ)

482 My favorite Rome-related thing is a book I'm indebted to a couple of 'rons for recommending to me, and in turn I highly recommend:

"A Day in the Life of Ancient Rome" by Alberto Angela.

Wonderful book. Reading it is just a ton of fun and you'll learn a lot along the way. One of those books that you hate to see come to an end.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 13, 2017 07:39 PM (ul9CR)

483 When the fuck will Pixy let us just copy and paste shit like normal human beings?

Posted by: logprof Doc Halladay for Hall of Fame 2018! at November 13, 2017 07:33 PM (GsAUU)


Cut and paste to this first, and it'll convert it for you.

https://www.charset.org/html-special-characters

Works perfectly.

Posted by: Professor chaos or gumdrop gorilla at November 13, 2017 07:40 PM (D3Jo9)

484 Conan the Barbarian should have a series too. Soooo many short stories. More death per episode than GoT or LoR....COMBINED!

And, at the heart of it all is rags to riches story of a young barbarian who, through hard work and killing absolutely anyone he didn't like, became a king of a vast empire.

Posted by: Skunky Choom at November 13, 2017 07:40 PM (u/p7K)

485 479. Tushonka:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tushonka

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, Booking Agent, Aero Pinochet at November 13, 2017 07:40 PM (fA1SL)

486 >>Posted by: Professor chaos or gumdrop gorilla at November 13, 2017 07:40 PM (D3Jo9)



Just use Word.

Posted by: garrett at November 13, 2017 07:40 PM (MzRVw)

487 Posted by: rhennigantx at November 13, 2017 06:29 PM (bmkS9)

I've had acid trips that made more sense than this.

*not complaining*
Thanks Reality is for people that can't deal with drugs.

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 13, 2017 07:41 PM (bmkS9)

488 Is that like potted meat?

Posted by: Insomniac at November 13, 2017 07:38 PM (NWiLs)

Hey Insomniac. You been out taking advantage of your privilege?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 13, 2017 07:41 PM (VezBU)

489 THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE CB IN THIS JOINT, AND IT'S ME!!!!!!

Posted by: Country Boy


Now if we could do something about all the BCs around here...

Posted by: Brother Cavil, this space for rent! Call 1-800-MORON-AD for details! at November 13, 2017 07:41 PM (lLeln)

490 If they want LoTR to replace GoT, who tits do we get to see? A decadent Numenor is the only place I see that happening in Tolkein's world.

Posted by: Jean at November 13, 2017 07:41 PM (9TU00)

491 486 >>Posted by: Professor chaos or gumdrop gorilla at November 13, 2017 07:40 PM (D3Jo9)

Just use Word.
Posted by: garrett at November 13, 2017 07:40 PM (MzRVw)

For sure. Easiest way to go.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 13, 2017 07:42 PM (VezBU)

492 Hey Insomniac. You been out taking advantage of your privilege?
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 13, 2017 07:41 PM (VezBU)

Which one? White, male, or cis-het?

Posted by: Insomniac at November 13, 2017 07:42 PM (NWiLs)

493 Someone beat me.

The Gracchi were both dead twenty years before Caesar was born. Caius showed how powerful a tribune could be but he lacked military support. Marius always kept a couple of tribunes on the payroll when he was consul and pro-consul (i. e. when he had an army to command) and that let him thumb his nose at the senate.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at November 13, 2017 07:42 PM (3DZIZ)

494 And, at the heart of it all is rags to riches story of a young barbarian who, through hard work and killing absolutely anyone he didn't like, became a king of a vast empire.

To be fair, some of the people he killed he did like. And many others he would have liked, had he given them the chance.

Anyone remember the god-awful Kull the Conqueror movie?

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 07:43 PM (fVubI)

495 i love you guys

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 13, 2017 07:43 PM (bmkS9)

496 You know what has lots of episodes, would be cheap to license, and has little moral qualms -- Gor

Posted by: Jean at November 13, 2017 07:43 PM (9TU00)

497 Keyser has different spelling so not sure which to use

Posted by: Skip at November 13, 2017 07:43 PM (aC6Sd)

498 Ham. Day 4. Ham and bean soup with cornbread.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at November 13, 2017 07:43 PM (tbOMB)

499 490 If they want LoTR to replace GoT, who tits do we get to see?

-------

Yoo-hoo!

Posted by: Fatty Bolger at November 13, 2017 07:43 PM (ANIFC)

500 E. Gary Gygax made the best rolls. For sure.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at November 13, 2017 07:43 PM (H5knJ)

501 480 I'll go with CanBob.

Is that like Prince Albert in a can?

Posted by: ALH at November 13, 2017 07:38 PM (MYss1)

Like Spam only from Hobos.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 13, 2017 07:43 PM (VezBU)

502 There is a whole series on Rome on HBO, watched many but don't have HBO except when they want to give it to me. Was pretty good

Posted by: Skip at November 13, 2017 07:15 PM (aC6Sd)


It's better than good; it's the best (and longest) buddy flick ever made. John Milius is a fantastic screenwriter.

Available on FireTV for free with an Amazon Prime subscription. Highly recommended investment. Would not have gone for Prime for just the delivery benefits, but when they linked it to free TV content it became irresistible. And the $$$ it has saved me by allowing me to cut the cord with DirecTV has been huge as well.

Posted by: HTL at November 13, 2017 07:44 PM (J50A0)

503 Is that like potted meat?



Posted by: Insomniac at November 13, 2017 07:38 PM (NWiLs)


I saw little tiny cans of potted meat in the dollar tree today. Have NO idea what it is. brb

Posted by: Peaches at November 13, 2017 07:44 PM (14URa)

504 492 Hey Insomniac. You been out taking advantage of your privilege?
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 13, 2017 07:41 PM (VezBU)

Which one? White, male, or cis-het?

Posted by: Insomniac at November 13, 2017 07:42 PM (NWiLs)

there ya go...see, insomniac is felixiable.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 13, 2017 07:44 PM (VezBU)

505 this is great news... not that i needed another reason to NOT turn on the vidiot.

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 13, 2017 07:45 PM (8CMuu)

506 481 >>>Oh, hell. Who was it Caesar fled, then?

Sulla. Caesar was Marius nephew, so not on Sulla's friend list.
Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at November 13, 2017 07:39 PM (3DZIZ)



And married to the daughter of one of the Marion Consuls. At least at the time.

Posted by: buzzion - guess my sign at November 13, 2017 07:45 PM (z/Ubi)

507 A biopic about Tolkien himself might be interesting. His mother converted to Catholicism, thus alienating them from the family which was Baptist.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 13, 2017 07:45 PM (/qEW2)

508 Potted Meat is People!!!!

And snouts, probably.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 13, 2017 07:45 PM (ul9CR)

509 491 486 >>Posted by: Professor chaos or gumdrop gorilla at November 13, 2017 07:40 PM (D3Jo9)

Just use Word.
Posted by: garrett at November 13, 2017 07:40 PM (MzRVw)

For sure. Easiest way to go.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 13, 2017 07:42 PM (VezBU)


The tool is easier. It converts things in one step. 2 clicks and I'm golden. I can paste in a whole block of text and it converts what is needed and leaves the rest alone.

Posted by: Professor chaos or gumdrop gorilla at November 13, 2017 07:45 PM (D3Jo9)

510 Gor. Boy oh boy! A series I hope to never see made. 50 Shades of Grey meets Conan.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at November 13, 2017 07:45 PM (H5knJ)

511 What the fuck is felixiable?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 13, 2017 07:45 PM (VezBU)

512 E. Gary Gygax made the best rolls. For sure.

Natural 20s, on every clutch roll.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 07:45 PM (fVubI)

513 How about a Drizzt / Dark Elf Series?


Or has somweone rruined that already, too?

Posted by: garrett at November 13, 2017 07:45 PM (MzRVw)

514 History of Rome is fascinating but I can't read every military/ political history so have to narrow it down a bit.

Posted by: Skip at November 13, 2017 07:45 PM (aC6Sd)

515 JRR Tolkien was white so the Lord of the The Rings is racist. #Triggered.

Posted by: Unemployable Snowflake in Corvallis at November 13, 2017 07:45 PM (qYCgM)

516 oh, gack

Posted by: Peaches at November 13, 2017 07:45 PM (14URa)

517 *Peaches has a dollar tree, that sprouts potted meat....noted*

Posted by: runner at November 13, 2017 07:45 PM (QC/4S)

518 I saw little tiny cans of potted meat in the dollar tree today. Have NO idea what it is. brb

Posted by: Peaches at November 13, 2017 07:44 PM (14URa)

Lips and peckers.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 13, 2017 07:45 PM (NWiLs)

519 Of course it's meat. Why would they lie?

Posted by: freaked at November 13, 2017 07:45 PM (UdKB7)

520 >>> then the next story line he'd just be saving a couple people trapped in a light house during a storm<<<

The Horror of Fang Rock is one of the best Who stories.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at November 13, 2017 07:46 PM (3DZIZ)

521 When I was young we used to make prank calls. One of them went like this - you would call a store and ask if they had Prince Albert in a can, and when they said Yes, you would say Well, left him out!

There were variations, Is your Refrigerator Running?

I had a Dork childhood.

Posted by: ALH at November 13, 2017 07:46 PM (MYss1)

522 Lips and peckers.

Posted by: Insomniac at November 13, 2017 07:45 PM (NWiLs)
And that's just the "premium" version.

Posted by: Peaches at November 13, 2017 07:46 PM (14URa)

523 I saw little tiny cans of potted meat open for Food Poisoning at the dollar tree back in 2015.

Posted by: redc1c4 at November 13, 2017 07:46 PM (8CMuu)

524 Remake 'I, Claudius' with the Kardashians.

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There was a syfy novel version of I, Claudius. That might make a good series. All the cruelty and degeneracy of ancient Rome plus space ships.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I'm Dreaming of a White Privilege at November 13, 2017 07:47 PM (Nwg0u)

525 I saw little tiny cans of potted meat in the dollar tree today. Have NO idea what it is. brb

Posted by: Peaches at November 13, 2017 07:44 PM (14URa)

Did it say CanBob on it cause if so...its well....my special blend. With proprietary spices.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 13, 2017 07:47 PM (VezBU)

526 felixiable

The ability to turn into a cat. Having the characteristics of a cat. Cat-like.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 13, 2017 07:47 PM (ul9CR)

527 Gor. Boy oh boy! A series I hope to never see made. 50 Shades of Grey meets Conan.

There were a couple of movies, from what I remember.

Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 07:47 PM (fVubI)

528 Nood senator.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at November 13, 2017 07:47 PM (tbOMB)

529 "A Day in the Life of Ancient Rome" by Alberto Angela.

Cool.

Another good one is: Life In Ancient Rome, by F.R. Cowell.

Posted by: Meremortal, no prosecutions, no peace! at November 13, 2017 07:47 PM (3myMJ)

530 lord of bling
bad watches and rings
lord of fling
monkeys poo no more
lord of ring
bad proposals
Lord of Lords

Posted by: rhennigantx at November 13, 2017 07:47 PM (bmkS9)

531 In which case, how does one rebel in the modern world? By emulating Olivia Newton-John?

Posted by: zombie at November 13, 2017 06:14 PM (42M22)


"Emulate" means "have secks with", right?

Posted by: lizardbrain - now with extra class at November 13, 2017 07:47 PM (zqw2D)

532 511 What the fuck is felixiable?
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 13, 2017 07:45 PM (VezBU)

Well, "felix" is Latin for "happy," so capable of being made happy?

Posted by: Insomniac at November 13, 2017 07:47 PM (NWiLs)

533 I can't think of anything from the Dollar Tree that I'd eat.

Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 13, 2017 07:48 PM (ul9CR)

534 516 oh, gack
Posted by: Peaches at November 13, 2017 07:45 PM (14URa)

Back...very descriptive. I like it.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 13, 2017 07:48 PM (VezBU)

535 531 In which case, how does one rebel in the modern world? By emulating Olivia Newton-John?

Posted by: zombie at November 13, 2017 06:14 PM (42M22)

"Emulate" means "have secks with", right?
Posted by: lizardbrain - now with extra class at November 13, 2017 07:47 PM (zqw2D)

No, it means becoming like an emu.

Posted by: Fatty Bolger at November 13, 2017 07:48 PM (ANIFC)

536 493 Someone beat me.

The Gracchi were both dead twenty years before Caesar was born. Caius showed how powerful a tribune could be but he lacked military support. Marius always kept a couple of tribunes on the payroll when he was consul and pro-consul (i. e. when he had an army to command) and that let him thumb his nose at the senate.
Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at November 13, 2017 07:42 PM (3DZIZ



Hardcore History has a pretty good series on the Fall of the Roman Republic, but you'll have to buy those podcasts now. It starts with the Gracchi brothers and ends right after Caesar's assassination. Or else there is the History of Rome Podcast that starts with Rome's mythical founding and goes all the way up to the last Emperor of the Western Empire.

Posted by: buzzion - guess my sign at November 13, 2017 07:48 PM (z/Ubi)

537 Damn auto cucumber.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 13, 2017 07:48 PM (VezBU)

538 >>I saw little tiny cans of potted meat in the dollar tree today. Have NO idea what it is. brb



Posted by: Peaches

IngredientsArmour: Mechanically separated chicken, beef tripe, water, salt, and less than 2%: mustard, natural flavor, garlic powder, vinegar, dextrose, sodium erythorbate, and sodium nitrite.Hormel: Beef tripe, mechanically separated chicken, beef hearts, partially defatted cooked beef fatty tissue, meat broth, vinegar, salt, flavoring, sugar, and sodium nitrite.Libby's: Mechanically separated chicken, pork skin, partially
defatted cooked pork fatty tissue, partially defatted cooked beef fatty
tissue, vinegar, less than 2% of: salt, spices, sugar, flavorings,
sodium erythorbate and sodium nitrite.
Per Wikipedia

Posted by: Aviator at November 13, 2017 07:48 PM (2cuLk)

539 "Hawaiian" rolls suck bags of dicks.





Posted by: WhatWhatWhat? at November 13, 2017 07:36 PM (ul9CR)

I bought "Hawaiian" hot dog buns. Once.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 13, 2017 07:49 PM (oPNmq)

540 I like those definitions.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 13, 2017 07:49 PM (VezBU)

541 Oh, one thing I didn't like about Rome--they piss all over Cato the Younger. They cast him too old,the real Cato was ten years younger than Caesar, and they made him a hot head demanding Pompey fight. Cato did everything he could to stop Pompey from fighting a pitched battle and got relieved from command of the fleet and sent to Utica for his trouble.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at November 13, 2017 07:50 PM (3DZIZ)

542 HBO's Rome (both seasons) was available on Amazon Prime, last I checked. Also, it's not hard to get the disks for cheap (either used or discounted).

Rome passes my standard test for whether to buy disks : the commentary tracks are great. (Also, there's a mode that offers explanatory pop-ups on some of cultural details.)

Posted by: Corndog at November 13, 2017 07:50 PM (p3eEq)

543 Suggestions for movies/series:

How about 'Hammer's Slammers' and/or 'The Moon is a Harsh Mistress's?

Posted by: Lurking Cynic at November 13, 2017 07:50 PM (PbCVF)

544 What the fuck is felixiable?

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at November 13, 2017 07:45 PM (VezBU)

Oscar Goldman's late night nickname for me IYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: Felix U. at November 13, 2017 07:50 PM (wTUda)

545 They'll take anyone's money, though as I recall, the first chapter
set up is about an employer pushing them too far (or reneging?) so
they've got the 'morally questionable, but not that bad' covered.



Their employer is killed by a forvalaka -- were leopard -- despite
their being responsible for his safety. Saying anything more enters
spoiler territory.
---
Ah yes, I remember that now. Maybe I was thinking about something else in the background?

Years ago I was going to try to do the BC story in 4th edition DD, which never quite came together. But I had the first session written and the party was going to have this holographic book of Goblin explaining the new edition's rules (I had done the Wheel of Time in a mutant version of 2nd, later 3rd, and was nearly done when the actual WotC WoT game was released, but my players went and got married and stuff). It was supposed to end with the lesson on how sometimes you have to run away, except holo-Goblin in mid phrase looked at the forvalaka and the mess it had made of the employer, grabbed the book and dove out a window.

I seem to remember the narrator spoke of other generations of the Company who were most certainly villains, once he learned to read between the lines.

Posted by: Methos at November 13, 2017 07:51 PM (XQvuQ)

546 OT-My kid was given as assignment for Honors English last Friday. He has to write a soliloquy (sp?) in iambic pentameter of twenty lines as one of the characters in Hamlet (He picked the ghost of Hamlet's father) and he has to have have this memorized by tomorrow and deliver it in class. My kid hates getting up in front of people and did not get the theatrical gene. Poor guy! I couldn't memorize 20 lines in just a few days.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at November 13, 2017 07:51 PM (8+Ozj)

547 475 I think Tolkien put Bombadil in the story because he was running out of ideas and had to stall his publishers.

Up until the Bombadil part of the story it was pretty much a fish out of water thing with the Hobbits. After Bombadil the story takes the big turn with the introduction of Aragorn.
Posted by: davidt at November 13, 2017 07:37 PM (cGz5Q)

Bombadil exists to show that there are powers that even the Ring can't affect. That there will be a world outside of Sauron that he can't corrupt. He's a nature demigod separate from the conflicts of the elves and orcs.

Mind you, he's VERY removable, but it expands the the world.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at November 13, 2017 07:51 PM (xJa6I)

548 They'll market the LoTR as fresh, like you've never seen it before, with an all minority cast, like Hamilton.

Then next Halloween, white kids wearing LoTR costumes will be attacked for being racially insensitive and stealing the heroes of minority kids. At this point, nothing would surprise me.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at November 13, 2017 07:51 PM (/qEW2)

549 "Emulate" means "have secks with", right?
Posted by: lizardbrain - now with extra class at November 13, 2017 07:47 PM (zqw2D)

No, it means becoming like an emu.

Posted by: Fatty Bolger at November 13, 2017 07:48 PM (ANIFC)

It's great stuff man, try it sometime!!

Posted by: Johnny Bench at November 13, 2017 07:52 PM (wTUda)

550 But... they also said they want it to be their "Game of Thrones" and I can just imagine what they think that means. Gay Samwise. An orgy at Bilbo's birthday party...

The Very Secret Diaries:
http://www.ealasaid.com/misc/vsd/

"Have followed Mr. Frodo to Rivendell where Elves will heal him. Gandalf told me to help poor unconscious Mr. Frodo get out of dirty clothes. So took clothes off him and gave him a bath. And another one. Then gave him another bath. Gandalf came and told me six baths was quite enough, Samwise Gamgee."

Posted by: pst314 at November 13, 2017 07:53 PM (IHMOG)

551 541 Oh, one thing I didn't like about Rome--they piss all over Cato the Younger. They cast him too old,the real Cato was ten years younger than Caesar, and they made him a hot head demanding Pompey fight. Cato did everything he could to stop Pompey from fighting a pitched battle and got relieved from command of the fleet and sent to Utica for his trouble.
Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at November 13, 2017 07:50 PM (3DZIZ)

That's nothing compared to the smear job Colleen Mccullough did in her 'First Man in Rome' series. She really hated Cato the Younger and was clearly in love with Cesar despite the centuries separating them.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at November 13, 2017 07:53 PM (xJa6I)

552
I think Tolkien put Bombadil in the story because he was running out of ideas and had to stall his publishers.

Up
until the Bombadil part of the story it was pretty much a fish out of
water thing with the Hobbits. After Bombadil the story takes the big
turn with the introduction of Aragorn.


Posted by: davidt at November 13, 2017 07:37 PM (cGz5Q)

If Tom Bombadil was supposed to be a neutral spirit (in which case, he should have been called Everclear) he violated neutrality by rescuing the Company from the barrow-wights.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at November 13, 2017 07:53 PM (oPNmq)

553 does anyone read regular books anymore? Show of hands..Posted by:
Jewells45can handle your jewels at November 13, 2017 06:52 PM (CN

*******

Yes. And only paperbacks, if I can help it. Makes me happy. :-)

Posted by: NPR at November 13, 2017 07:12 PM (14URa)


There are many, many books which never made the transition from print to electronic. In history, my particular field of interest, particularly so. Restricting yourself to a Kindle (or Nook or whatever) thus cuts you off from a great deal of recorded history.

And regarding the second comment, I completely agree. I have a very large collection of vintage paperpacks (mostly first edition sci-fi) that smell absolutely great while I am reading them, which is a nice addition to the pleasure I get from reading the 'classics'. Try getting that from a Kindle.

Posted by: HTL at November 13, 2017 07:55 PM (J50A0)

554 Was having fun but guess I'll go see what the nood is about

Posted by: Skip at November 13, 2017 07:56 PM (aC6Sd)

555
"Cloaca Productions proudly presents ..."
Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at November 13, 2017 06:12 PM (YqDXo)


"Stalking Wild Fatbergs", a multi-city romp that seeks to find those joyously elusive denizens of our underground highways and bi-ways.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) at November 13, 2017 07:57 PM (pNxlR)

556 Hobo Hunting. The new exciting series from HoBO. Watch intrepid contestants hunt hobos and other homeless people in some of the most picturesque cities of the world.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at November 13, 2017 07:59 PM (3BFzK)

557 >>>>She really hated Cato the Younger<<<<

In fairness I think he drove Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus into each others arms and was as responsible for wrecking the republic as anyone else. But when it came to that final crisis and Pompey's conduct of the war he was dead right.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at November 13, 2017 08:02 PM (3DZIZ)

558 No way. Haven't we been tortured enough by some of the most boring nontertainment ever produced?

Posted by: Consider this to be a very loud groan at November 13, 2017 08:12 PM (gJwyV)

559 Given the "problematic" casting of the movies, you can damned well bet your life that the series will be the wokest cast to ever walk Middle Earth.

Posted by: Scott M at November 13, 2017 09:02 PM (yD07u)

560 47 -- zombie: I blame media fandom. SF fandom used to be a sub-sub-sub rosa affair. You used to have to really work to find your way in, not to mention you had to read actual books. With the advent of Star Trek and Star Wars, all you had to do was read in the newspaper about the media based com coming to your town next weekend. And, oh, by the way, you didn't need to have read a single word of a real book. All you had to do at a media con was sit there while the con producer trotted a half dozen or so Hollywood types who'd played a minor character in a single episode ten years ago across the stage, then line up afterwards to pay $5 for an autographed picture. Then you got to brag to all your friends that you were the geekiest of them all.

Posted by: Deplorable Lady with a Deplorable Basket of Deplorable Cats at November 13, 2017 09:41 PM (vYBY4)

561 Or why not work with Patrick Rothfuss to make The Name of the Wind into a multi-season series? That's a beautifully rich fantasy story.

Posted by: Jim S. at November 13, 2017 06:09 PM (ynUnH)



Supposedly already in the works with Lin-Manuel Miranda, hopefully Rothfuss doesn't pull a Martin and bascially say, "
ah fuck the rest of the books, I'll let the screenwriters cover all that."

Posted by: Bob in Houston-Vast Right Wing Basket of Deplorable! at November 13, 2017 09:57 PM (IC7R4)

562 207 Why not just do a "Roots" miniseries set in the future where all the slaves be white.

"Farnham's Freehold"

Seriously. Family heads to bomb shelter during a nuclear alert, end up under a direct hit, and get transported into the future. A world run by Africans, who practice slavery, and, I believe, ritual cannibalism.

Needless to say, used to "prove" the author is "racist" these days.
Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 06:47 PM (fVubI)

I can't understand the racist charge after reading the book. The main character puts the black housekeeper second in command over his own son due to the housekeeper's fitness for command and decisiveness. A racist author would not do that methinks.

Another idea inspired from that: "Citizen of the Galaxy". Young boy, appearing rather unhealthy, comes up for sale at a slave market on a planet far from earth far into the future. He ends up being bought by the only person willing to bid on him -- a beggar.

Unfortunately, again, the slave-owning society isn't lily-white or Christian, so it would likely never be made.
Posted by: Rob Crawford at November 13, 2017 06:51 PM (fVubI)

Excellent choice. My son just finished that book and seemed to really like it. I enjoyed it as well.

Posted by: WinLinBSDAdmin at November 13, 2017 09:57 PM (mUKri)

563 test

Posted by: pst314 at November 13, 2017 11:00 PM (IHMOG)

564 <i>Bored of the Rings</i>

"Do you like what you doth see . . . ?" said the voluptuous elf-maiden..."

Posted by: pst314 at November 13, 2017 11:00 PM (IHMOG)

565 What does "500 Internal Server Error" usually mean when attempting to post a comment?

Posted by: pst314 at November 13, 2017 11:01 PM (IHMOG)

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