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Re: EGS Strip Slaying

Postby raekuul on Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:50 am

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They're shearing them and selling them to foreign interest groups!
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http://www.egscomics.com/d/20080819.html, fourth panel.

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Re: EGS Strip Slaying

Postby Illusionist on Mon Jan 19, 2009 9:11 am

A few weeks ago, I had to take photos to be part of a "storyboard" for Film Studies coursework.

Long story short, it featured my best friend being killed by a VHS of Battlefield Earth, as a Cross kills a vampire. That's how bad it is.
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Re: EGS Strip Slaying

Postby BtEtta on Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:10 pm

Chaos Priest wrote:http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/9881/evilmovieoi5.png
Only a complete monster like Damien would torture an innocent girl like Grace with movies like those.
The Old Hack wrote:*snicker* These movies are true turkeys. Though if you want to plummet still further, the Dungeons and Dragons movie might not be out of place, either. My God, what did Jeremy Irons do to deserve being in that one...
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Re: EGS Strip Slaying

Postby raekuul on Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:40 pm

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Well, I'm all for leaving...
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Re: EGS Strip Slaying

Postby Chaos Priest on Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:47 pm

To be honest I've never thought of Batman and Robin as a horrible movie. It's hardly among my favorites, but it's not that bad. My main gripe with it is they weren't campy enough. If they had gone for full blown comedy and abandoned any pretext of drama it might have worked. Well, that and get rid of the bat-nipples. The way I see it, campy isn't necessarily a bad thing. It just doesn't mix well with elements that are supposed to be serious (such as a dying father figure, villain's dying wife, strife between the good guys, etc.) If the movie had just taken the next step and gone full blown ball-point-banana and bat-shark-repellent-spray silly it would have worked out just fine.

I'll also admit I've never even seen Battlefield Earth, nor do I desire to. I just used those titles because people associate them with "absolutely, soul-crushingly bad".
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Re: EGS Strip Slaying

Postby nitpicking on Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:15 pm

For a review of Battlefield Earth proofread by yours truly, visit Jabootu.
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Re: EGS Strip Slaying

Postby Youwillneverknow on Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:16 pm

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Re: EGS Strip Slaying

Postby Tarvok on Mon Jan 19, 2009 8:34 pm

Who where what? :-?

"You were right."

The Old Hack wrote:*snicker* These movies are true turkeys. Though if you want to plummet still further, the Dungeons and Dragons movie might not be out of place, either. My God, what did Jeremy Irons do to deserve being in that one...


lol, I actually like Dungeons and Dragons. I just imagine the writers took a transcript of an actual gaming session, attempted to salvage a genuine story out of it, and that's what they ended up with.
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Re: EGS Strip Slaying

Postby Stardrake_ on Tue Jan 20, 2009 4:04 am

DemonicAngel wrote:
The Old Hack wrote:*snicker* These movies are true turkeys. Though if you want to plummet still further, the Dungeons and Dragons movie might not be out of place, either. My God, what did Jeremy Irons do to deserve being in that one...


He seems to have a knack for finding himself in really bad fantasy films...Eragon, anyone? Good gods that was awful. This is coming from someone who enjoys the books, and eagerly awaits the fourth...I wanna see if they build a giant superlaser...
It'd probably have a different name if Jenn from Casey and Andy hadn't already come up with Sith Lord of the Rings...

Chaos Priest wrote:To be honest I've never thought of Batman and Robin as a horrible movie. It's hardly among my favorites, but it's not that bad. My main gripe with it is they weren't campy enough. If they had gone for full blown comedy and abandoned any pretext of drama it might have worked. Well, that and get rid of the bat-nipples. The way I see it, campy isn't necessarily a bad thing. It just doesn't mix well with elements that are supposed to be serious (such as a dying father figure, villain's dying wife, strife between the good guys, etc.) If the movie had just taken the next step and gone full blown ball-point-banana and bat-shark-repellent-spray silly it would have worked out just fine.
Which is exactly what often makes something bad - when something is camp and knows its camp and runs with it, it's usually worth watching. It's when something is campy but doesn't realise it and tries to take itself seriously that you get issues.
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Re: EGS Strip Slaying

Postby Tuitsuro on Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:13 am

My father and I tend to rate how bad a movie is by comparing it to the 1998 ill-fated remake of that 1960's classic, Lost in Space.
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Re: EGS Strip Slaying

Postby Nightranger on Tue Jan 20, 2009 5:19 am

Stardrake_ wrote:
DemonicAngel wrote:
The Old Hack wrote:*snicker* These movies are true turkeys. Though if you want to plummet still further, the Dungeons and Dragons movie might not be out of place, either. My God, what did Jeremy Irons do to deserve being in that one...


He seems to have a knack for finding himself in really bad fantasy films...Eragon, anyone? Good gods that was awful. This is coming from someone who enjoys the books, and eagerly awaits the fourth...I wanna see if they build a giant superlaser...
It'd probably have a different name if Jenn from Casey and Andy hadn't already come up with Sith Lord of the Rings...

I don't mind Eragon (the book!) myself, but I'm finding Eragon's since of morality a tad...off. He starts feeling sick after killing a few ants, then (in just the most shocking example) he casual considers completing Galbatorix's genocide of one of the drarf clans. Then there's Palini's annoying love of calling rabbits smeerp...
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Re: EGS Strip Slaying

Postby Aeg'air on Tue Jan 20, 2009 9:28 am

Nightranger wrote:
Stardrake_ wrote:
DemonicAngel wrote:
He seems to have a knack for finding himself in really bad fantasy films...Eragon, anyone? Good gods that was awful. This is coming from someone who enjoys the books, and eagerly awaits the fourth...I wanna see if they build a giant superlaser...
It'd probably have a different name if Jenn from Casey and Andy hadn't already come up with Sith Lord of the Rings...

I don't mind Eragon (the book!) myself, but I'm finding Eragon's since of morality a tad...off. He starts feeling sick after killing a few ants, then (in just the most shocking example) he casual considers completing Galbatorix's genocide of one of the drarf clans. Then there's Palini's annoying love of calling rabbits smeerp...


The books are good, even if Brisingr doesn't really get anywhere.... No what I moreso os the fact the film just doesn't do anything but appeal to those who haven't read the book...
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Re: EGS Strip Slaying

Postby yreomyr on Tue Jan 20, 2009 11:08 am

Meanwhile in alternate dimension Moperville.

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For some reason I find phone conversations difficult to slay...
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Re: EGS Strip Slaying

Postby Aeg'air on Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:17 pm

yreomyr wrote:Meanwhile in alternate dimension Moperville.

[snip]http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff293/yreomyr/niceandsexy.gif[/snip]

For some reason I find phone conversations difficult to slay...


You still have done a hilarious job :wink:
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Re: EGS Strip Slaying

Postby Nightranger on Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:11 pm

yreomyr wrote:Meanwhile in alternate dimension Moperville.

http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff293/yreomyr/niceandsexy.gif

For some reason I find phone conversations difficult to slay...

Heck, half of the time the actual news organizations don't report on the serious issues, and instead simply provide garbage. Examples: "OMGz, celebrity so-and-so is having a baby!!!" or how about "Obama's a Muslim/terrorist/white-hater/socialist!" :roll:

Actually, all this talk recently about the media has reminded me of a JibJab video I saw once.
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MARTIN: What's wrong with it?
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TEAL’C: I do not understand why everything in this script must inevitably explode.
MARTIN: Look, you guys may all know how things really work out there in the galaxy, but I know the film business. Explosions make great trailers. Simple fact. More explosions, better trailer. Better trailer, more viewers.


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Re: EGS Strip Slaying

Postby Stardrake_ on Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:14 am

Aeg'air wrote:
Nightranger wrote:I don't mind Eragon (the book!) myself, but I'm finding Eragon's since of morality a tad...off. He starts feeling sick after killing a few ants, then (in just the most shocking example) he casual considers completing Galbatorix's genocide of one of the drarf clans. Then there's Palini's annoying love of calling rabbits smeerp...


The books are good, even if Brisingr doesn't really get anywhere.... No what I moreso os the fact the film just doesn't do anything but appeal to those who haven't read the book...
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Re: EGS Strip Slaying

Postby Illusionist on Wed Jan 21, 2009 8:18 am

Why would anyone copy him? That would be like a politician modeling their economic policies on Ronald Reagan.
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Re: EGS Strip Slaying

Postby Darekun on Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:26 pm

Tarvok wrote:lol, I actually like Dungeons and Dragons. I just imagine the writers took a transcript of an actual gaming session, attempted to salvage a genuine story out of it, and that's what they ended up with.

To me, it looked like they took a multi-year campaign and tried to cram it into a movie :J If you imagine they level up each time there's a time discontinuity, it actually works better...
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Postby Jbenant on Thu Jan 22, 2009 12:10 am

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Re: EGS Strip Slaying

Postby Nightranger on Thu Jan 22, 2009 4:55 am

Illusionist wrote:Why would anyone copy him? That would be like a politician modeling their economic policies on Ronald Reagan.

Republicans do it?


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Re: EGS Strip Slaying

Postby Illusionist on Thu Jan 22, 2009 9:18 am

Nightranger wrote:
Illusionist wrote:Why would anyone copy him? That would be like a politician modeling their economic policies on Ronald Reagan.

Republicans do it?


Really? I thought most of them had more sense than that.
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Re: EGS Strip Slaying

Postby Dragonstar on Thu Jan 22, 2009 10:49 am

Technically, JFK did it first (supply-side economics).

ETA: Also, after every major cut in tax rates, revenues to the government have increased faster than before the cuts, and much faster than inflation. It is just that spending by the government grew at an even faster rate, which, in Reagan's case, would be mostly Tip O'Neil's and the rest of Congess's fault (Congress holding the purse strings, after all), but Reagan would share the blame, as he didn't veto the spending increases.
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Re: EGS Strip Slaying

Postby Tarvok on Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:25 pm

To steer this away from politics (rah rah rah Regan suxx0r!) and toward economics, that has to do with something called "The Laffer Curve". Simply stated, it says that government revenues are not proportional to the tax rate, but rather begin to diminish at a certain point, as those who do pay taxes are squeezed beyond their ability to produce, while others seek ways to evade paying their taxes. Regan's team gambled (on very good odds) that tax rates were on the wrong side of the Laffer Curve, and turned out to be right.

Of course, then they went and spent far more than they were bringing in (I leave it to the reader to decide if Cold War saber-rattling this additional spending paid for was worth it), and if the combined influence of the Carter administration's deregulation and the Regan administration's tax cuts hadn't resulted in an economic boom, it would have caused yet more price rises. As it was, economic growth kept up with inflation.
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Re: EGS Strip Slaying

Postby Dragonstar on Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:51 pm

Tarvok wrote:To steer this away from politics (rah rah rah Regan suxx0r!) and toward economics, that has to do with something called "The Laffer Curve". Simply stated, it says that government revenues are not proportional to the tax rate, but rather begin to diminish at a certain point, as those who do pay taxes are squeezed beyond their ability to produce, while others seek ways to evade paying their taxes. Regan's team gambled (on very good odds) that tax rates were on the wrong side of the Laffer Curve, and turned out to be right.

Of course, then they went and spent far more than they were bringing in (I leave it to the reader to decide if Cold War saber-rattling this additional spending paid for was worth it), and if the combined influence of the Carter administration's deregulation and the Regan administration's tax cuts hadn't resulted in an economic boom, it would have caused yet more price rises. As it was, economic growth kept up with inflation.


Non-defense spending also rose at a dramatic rate, so it wasn't just Defense Spending that ballooned the budget. Reagan also implemented a lot of R&D tax breaks (and proposed some that didn't go through, like one that would have lead to the Halidon Collider being built in the U.S. rather than Switzerland) that could arguably be credited for the discoveries that led to the tech boom that started either in late '91 or early '92 (can't remember which).
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