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    Boston at it again

    wicked retahded
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    music

    i heard there is some real ridic guitar work on the wilco album.
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    music

    i'm going to hold out and not d/l wilco.
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    Jesus documentary

    koppel doing a great job on the discussion. i
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    Films

    QUOTE(max power @ Mar 5, 2007 -> 02:13 AM) The Public Enemy is one of my top 5 favorite movies. I just referenced scarface because most people have seen it. There was nothing gawdy about that 1931 movie, that's pretty ridiculous. Most of the time people were being killed in The Public Enemy it wasn't even directly filmed yet you still knew it happened, making the movie even more intense imo. It was stylized, yes, very. I guess it depends on your definition of gawdy. City of god, scarface, Gangs of New York, those are movies that say gawdy violence to me. How about the end of the movie? The guy gets shot more times than tony montana. overly stylized and gawdy was referring to scarface(depalma), but in the context of their time, the public enemy was glorifying the violence, everyone wanted to be like cagney. one guy going in a room full of top mobsters and killing all of them/only getting shot once, in the head, walking out onto the street for a 300 feet and saying "i ain't so tough" isn't that much more far fetched then the amt. of times shot in city of god.
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    Films

    yeah i mean it's not like scarface was an original storyline...all the early 30's gangster movies had the same plot of glorifying it and then killing them just to show "crime doesn't pay"... unlike scarface, scarface, public enemy - city of god's violence was real and gritty. Not overly stylized and gawdy. ... my school throws a film festival (docs only) every year entitled True/False, and i went to go see "The Devil Rides on Horseback", a documentary about one man and his fight to end violence in darfur. He was a marine who ended after his four years and signed up to be a patrolman to oversee sudan's ceasefire, and then while there began to hear about darfur, relinked up with the marines and asked to be in darfur where he spent 6 months investigating the region. He saw all the death and murder, and unable to act he eventually left and when he came back to america started the fight to end the violence, and at the end, you see a different man, still inspired, but noticeably defeated in nothing being done. So many great interviews and moments. Very well done. I would encourage everyone to try and see it! Highlights: interview with english speaking darfur-refugee in chad where he praises america for their aid(charities with food and such) - very powerful - And when the marine has a forum discussing all the pictures he saw and why we need to intervene in darfur, and at the forum, three sudanese stand up and ridicule him, saying he's lying and that the evidence wasn't convincing enough. He says he thinks the sudan embassy planted them.
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    Films

    for the record i hated scarface and carlitos way. for the record i hate brian depalma.
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    music

    can't wait.
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    Films

    it's in subtitles. It would sound retarded with dubbing.
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    music

    i think my brother used insound and it took like 4 weeks to get the stuff.
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    LOST! thread

    i liked this episode, nice and feel good, gonna get that french b**** to kick some ass. sawyer was hilarious.
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    hotel question

    i need to get a hotel room for my mom for a night here, and for some god awful reason on a saturday night in march with no real reason every hotel in columbia and close by jeff. city are booked, according to Hotels.com anad orbits. Is it worth calling each hotel? Do you think they might have rooms still available? Any suggestions?
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    music

    you are wrong. People still talk about neutral milk hotel heavily.
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    LOST! thread

    there were 2 really bad episodes in season 2 but i thought it was a lot better than people gave credit for in some of my friend circles. I was encouraged by the first 2 episodes after break but pissed off after the third. Am ready for sayid to just kick ass. Why can't sayid just kick ass every episode!??!!?
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    hotel question

    QUOTE(Rex Hudler @ Feb 28, 2007 -> 03:27 AM) Definitely keep checking back. In a worst case scenario, you can almost always get a room same day. Show up at a hotel between 5:30 and 6:00. Hotels almost always have unsecured reservations they will release at 6:00. Several years ago during Spring Training, there were no rooms available in Tucson. My buddy and I showed up at 5:45 and by 6:05 were booking a room for the night. There were three other people doing the same thing and they all got rooms too. It's inconvenient and not guaranteed (you may want to call the hotel and ask them that afternoon what your chances are), but for a last ditch effort it works. these are PM times then?
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    music

    QUOTE(BobDylan @ Feb 27, 2007 -> 10:36 PM) At AtEaseWeb.com a question is proposed... Is The Arcade Fire better than Radiohead? OK Computer and Kid A, Radiohead is better. Funeral and Neon Bible tops everything else Radiohead has done though, I'd say. Anyone care to interject? Or agree? weird i used to post there !!! we spawned the yahtsee music forum from atease! I'd say radiohead are better, IMO, because i am a fan and 1)The Bends, OKC, and Kid A are all great albums 2) Arcade fire only have one great album 3) Radiohead has been around longer 4) radiohead was able to reach a wider audience. arcade fire would be better for : 1) their version of "chestnuts roasting"
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    hotel question

    i found the real reason, there are the state basketball championships, so i'm under the impression that hotels may be booked by people who think the teamsmay make it, so maybe next weekend some more will open up if i keep checking because hotwire was 150. I also found some in boonville, 23 miles west of here. Ugh that was stressful.
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    hotel question

    thank you, hotwire has the only availables. danke schön
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    hotel question

    thank you.
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    JOSH FIELDS

    rock i said kalapse but i meant you...thanks for the link.
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    JOSH FIELDS

    that was great, thank srock. LOL at AJ's comment.
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    Cubs/Sox Starters?

    i really do hope he meant rich hill.
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    Films

    but ... do i have to say "the wickerman" people?
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    Gene Honda Does The Oscars!

    yeah matt's wasn't great, he relied too much on the fact that he's from boston and i've stated every departed thread how mmuch i hate boston all the movies based in it. But i thought leo was great. I don't think it really mattered that we knew leo's past because he wasn't that person anymore, he was a thug now. I thought watching him of the line from daniel day lewis in the crucible (i'm aware this line should be credited elsewhere towards the writer...was it based off the arthur miller version?) when he says "because it's my name, it's all a man has!". The loss of identity was tearing at him and the drug use and anxiety must have been just insane.
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    Gene Honda Does The Oscars!

    I agree. I thought casino was too long and I really only enjoyed seeing pesci kicking ass on screen again. The departed held my attention much more, due in large part to jack nicholson.
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