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  • Number of Rush Concerts Attended
  • Last Rush Concert Attended
    The Amphitheatre at Clark County 7/21/2007
  • Favorite Rush Song
    "Available Light"
  • Favorite Rush Album
    Grace Under Pressure
  • Best Rush Experience
    "Getting it."
  • Other Favorite Bands
    Marillion, Pink Floyd, Juluka, The Who, The Beatles, U2, Radiohead, Genesis, Japan, R.E.M., Supertramp, The Decemberists, The Frames, Arcade Fire
  1. Past month: Big Whiskey and the GrooGrux King by Dave Matthews Band Surrealistic Pillow by Jefferson Airplane Cloudland by Pere Ubu Veckatimest by Grizzly Bear A Weekend in the City by Bloc Party Liege & Lief by Fairport Convention Worlds in Collision by Pere Ubu
  2. QUOTE (GeddyRulz @ Nov 5 2009, 12:17 PM) First thing I thought of: http://www.universalhd.com/images/series/firefly/firefly_series_main.jpg Original. Great quality; well-made. Made by the same creator as another successful show, Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Big cult following. Cancelled after one season!! The cult following was so strong that after the show's cancellation a big-budget movie was made, Serenity, to wrap-up the storyline. And that cult following is STILL talking about the show and its premature cancellation to this day. The actors and creative team from Firefly said something of great interest once. Usually, they said, one only realizes he/she has been part of a very special movie/TV show in hindsight; with this show, they all realized it was something special while they were still making it. This. And don't forget "Arrested Development". One of the most consistently funny shows on television, two and a half seasons and it's gone because Fox got impatient with its average ratings. Another great Fox series canceled way too soon that is being brought to the big screen so its fans can have some resolution. If you haven't seen "Arrested Development", the first season is on Hulu, IIRC. If you like "30 Rock", you'll like it.
  3. The Incident isn't my favorite PT album nor my favorite album of 2009, but the song mini-suite from "Great Expectations" through "Drawing the Line" is among the most perfect eight minutes of music in recent memory.
  4. QUOTE (-D-RocK- @ Sep 25 2009, 09:24 AM) Quick little story: Where I work, at the Diavik Diamond Mine in northern Canada, I was having lunch one day in the cafeteria with my co-workers. When who should be sitting right behind me at the next table other than Leslie Neilson?? Good God, what was he doing up there? What are you doing up there? Possibly the only movie I've laughed harder at than Airplane! is Wayne's World, with Monty Python and the Holy Grail and History of the World, Part I coming in not far behind.
  5. QUOTE (Blenderhead @ Sep 14 2009, 07:16 PM) She's hot, but I don't really get the hype either. Just another fake looking celebrity. I agree. Overrated. I'm not saying Megan Fox isn't attractive...but especially considering all that Hollywood fakeness, just not my thing. I find my own girlfriend to be much more attractive to me; I don't get why more people don't prefer normal-looking women to the monotonously skinny-ass, makeup-slathered, designer dress-wearing, pasty-white celebrities SoCal processes, packages, and presents. People, men and women both, make a bigger deal about attractive people if they also happen to be rich, famous, and/or powerful.
  6. "I'm sorry, but I don't want to be an emperor. That's not my business. I don't want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible - Jew, Gentile - black man - white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's happiness - not by each other's misery. We don't want to hate and despise one another. In this world there's room for everyone and the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way. Greed has poisoned men's souls - has barricaded the world with hate - has goose-stepped us into misery and bloodshed. We have developed speed, but we have shut ourselves in. Machinery that gives abundance has left us in want. Our knowledge has made us cynical; our cleverness, hard and unkind. We think too much and feel too little. More than machinery we need humanity. More than cleverness, we need kindness and gentleness. Without these qualities, life will be violent and all will be lost. The aeroplane and the radio have brought us closer together. The very nature of these inventions cries out for the goodness in man - cries for universal brotherhood - for the unity of us all. Even now my voice is reaching millions throughout the world - millions of despairing men, women, and little children - victims of a system that makes men torture and imprison innocent people. To those who can hear me, I say: 'Do not despair.' The misery that is now upon us is but the passing of greed - the bitterness of men who fear the way of human progress. The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. Soldiers! Don't give yourselves to brutes - men who despise you and enslave you - who regiment your lives - tell you what to do - what to think and what to feel! Who drill you - diet you - treat you like cattle, use you as cannon fodder. Don't give yourselves to these unnatural men - machine men with machine minds and machine hearts! You are not machines! You are not cattle! You are men! You have the love of humanity in your hearts. You don't hate, only the unloved hate - the unloved and the unnatural! Soldiers! Don't fight for slavery! Fight for liberty! In the seventeenth chapter of St Luke, it is written the kingdom of God is within man not one man nor a group of men, but in all men! In you! You, the people, have the power - the power to create machines. The power to create happiness! You, the people, have the power to make this life free and beautiful - to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then in the name of democracy - let us use that power - let us all unite. Let us fight for a new world - a decent world that will give men a chance to work - that will give youth a future and old age a security. By the promise of these things, brutes have risen to power. But they lie! They do not fulfil that promise. They never will! Dictators free themselves but they enslave the people. Now let us fight to fulfil that promise! Let us fight to free the world - to do away with national barriers - to do away with greed, with hate and intolerance. Let us fight for a world of reason - a world where science and progress will lead to all men's happiness. Soldiers, in the name of democracy, let us unite! Hannah, can you hear me? Wherever you are, look up Hannah. The clouds are lifting! The sun is breaking through! We are coming out of the darkness into the light. We are coming into a new world - a kindlier world, where men will rise above their hate, their greed and their brutality. Look up, Hannah! The soul of man has been given wings and at last he is beginning to fly. He is flying into the rainbow - into the light of hope, into the future, the glorious future that belongs to you, to me, and to all of us. Look up, Hannah... look up!"
  7. QUOTE (goose @ Jul 25 2009, 01:33 AM) QUOTE (Kudzu @ Jul 23 2009, 01:52 PM) The Harry/Ginny and Dumbledore's funeral abridgments were among the most egregious desecrations of a novel I've ever seen put to film. Did you catch "Love in the Time of Cholera"? Almost. I got it from Netflix and ended up sending it back unwatched because I didn't have time. I've heard unflattering things.
  8. QUOTE (PuppetKing2112 @ Jul 19 2009, 09:04 PM) QUOTE (rushgoober @ Jul 19 2009, 01:12 PM) QUOTE (Presto-digitation @ Jul 16 2009, 04:16 AM) QUOTE (yaoi_myantidrug @ Jul 16 2009, 02:33 AM) I also hated the scene where the burrow was burned, and something that hasnt been mentioned:why no Dumbledore explaining to the Dursleys that Harry would have to come back over the summer? You sound like every Lord Of THe Rings fan dissecting any given scene...WHY? HOW COME? etc. Books and movies....two different mediums. Except the Lord of the Rings movies were exceptionally well done. My complaints about the LOTRF movies in terms of things they left out from the books were VERY minor and nitpicky, and the movies were absolutely incredible. While the Harry Potter movies are very well done, there's just no comparison. In terms of book to movie adaptations, LOTR is in a completely different league... I agree, the LOTR movies truly are the benchmark for how a book-to-film adaptation should be done. The HP movies are good, but with some of them I get the feeling that if someone hadn't read the books they wouldn't know what the hell was going on. I saw the movie with such a person, and she was asking questions of me and the other person I saw it with the whole way home. Eventually I just gave up and said, "You should read the book, way better than the movie." The Harry/Ginny and Dumbledore's funeral abridgments were among the most egregious desecrations of a novel I've ever seen put to film. And I loved the book, mainly just because those two scenes (along with the cave scene, which was executed faithfully, much to my relief) were so powerful and moving and crucial in Harry's coming-of-age - and isn't that really what the series is about? Felt like watching the Cliffnotes of the book as written by someone who hadn't read it in a couple of years.
  9. Thanks for the recommendation. I too was bugged by the paring down of Hollis Mason and the psychologist to cameos in the theatrical release. I might have to rent this one on Netflix.
  10. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L77R2eJ279k
  11. QUOTE (circumstantial tree @ Jun 28 2009, 08:01 PM) QUOTE (Mara @ Jun 28 2009, 07:57 PM) I. LOATHE. Boner Bob and the Enzyte commercials. And I do mean loathe. So true. I am usually not someone who wants to shoot somebody, but that Enzyte guy makes me want to borrow somebody's gun and get rid of him. Ditto. QUOTE (Jack Aubrey)The Quizno's commercials with the gay oven are so disturbing on so many levels. I think there was even a thread about them in RS. God, those commercials are creepy. I really am not interested in having my sandwich associated with phallic imagery. All they do is make me want to eat at Subway instead.
  12. QUOTE (Mara @ Jun 28 2009, 01:00 PM) Dang. . .is there some sort of weird interstellar alignment going on? Much as I hated his ads, in an odd way I'll sort of miss him. RIP. Same here. Just yesterday I was rolling my eyes at his SportsCenter ads while watching Wimbledon, and today...well, Wimbledon's not on today. We'll miss you, Billy Mays.
  13. QUOTE (lerxt1990 @ Jun 27 2009, 10:56 PM) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0aiAqR5jF2s ^^^ See thats a douchebag. I dont care what his issues are. Ditto the thirteen-year-old jagoffs in the comments section. God, YouTube is fantastic, except for the buttmunch fever that hijacks every single comment thread on a video regardless of its content. Sheesh, some kids just need to go play ball or something.
  14. QUOTE (Storm Shadow @ Jun 26 2009, 05:45 PM) This has affected me more than I thought it would and I've been in a weird mood all day. He was a huge part of my childhood. RIP MJ. As far as the scandals.....I can see both sides of that argument, so I never felt like I could honestly pass judgment. I just appreciated him as an entertainer and humanitarian. RIP = Really Important Pedophile? Gotta say I've never really cared for the guy. Some good music (never my cup of tea, but fine at parties and whatnot, I suppose) but some really questionable, probably criminal personal behavior, bizarre antics, lots of attention-grabbing stunts that I won't be sorry not to see in the "news" anymore. I don't see how his death (from prescription drug abuse, sounds like) is more tragic than the death of a student in Iran, or an Air France passenger, or Farrah Fawcett, or Ed McMahon. I am sorry for the loss of those who cared for Michael Jackson, and I hope you can find some solace. I'm sorry I'm not grieving with you.
  15. Hogarth by a nose on the strength of Marbles and Brave. Fish still owns all as a lyricist...f**king brilliant.
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