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1 "Dear Lord, Paul McCartney James With Nirvana At Sandy Benefit"



I never knew Paul's last name was 'James'.



Posted by: Tami at December 13, 2012 09:13 AM (X6akg)

2 Well, if you're going to be guilty, you might as well be courteous about it.

Posted by: Barry at December 13, 2012 09:16 AM (kGJd5)

3 Glad to see that there is so much good news out there today!


My prediction is that Boner caves and horribly bad legislation is signed before Christmas, King Barry is per-absloved on any responsibility, and we crach anyway!

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 13, 2012 09:16 AM (Cnqmv)

4 I'm surprised that Paul McCartney married a Mr. James. I'm even more surprised that Sir Paul took on the surname of his new husband.

Posted by: Barry at December 13, 2012 09:17 AM (kGJd5)

5 Sheila Jackass Lee. 'Nuff said.

Posted by: rickb223 Let. It. Burn. at December 13, 2012 09:18 AM (GFM2b)

6 - "CA Blue Shield Seeks 20% Rate Hike"

Definitely. Obamacare will lead to massive hikes in health insurance premiums, nationwide, along with less hiring, reduced benefits packages and hordes of people involuntarily being switched from full-time to part-time employment. Out in the real world elections and policies have severe consequences.

- "WaPo: Is The Media Ignoring Union Thuggery?"

Do bears shit in the woods? Plus how many layers of irony are there in a left-wing newsrag asking that rhetorical question?

Posted by: Tsar Nicholas II at December 13, 2012 09:18 AM (r2PLg)

7 So how long until we see price controls? Anybody got a pool going? I'm betting by Summer 2013

Posted by: uterus cannon at December 13, 2012 09:19 AM (3ZtZW)

8 Since I've decided to only focus on the important things in life, I shall now discuss the Pacific Rim trailer.


When I was watching it for the umpteenth time last night, I determined this is an effective trailer. Here's why.

1. It sets out the plot. Aliens attack us through a dimensional rift in the Pacific. Admittedly, it's a very simple plot but there it is. Go watch the trailer for Upstream Color and tell me if you have any fucking clue what it's supposed to be. Artsy fartsy whatever. Gimme transdimensional alien sea monsters.

2. It shows the enormous size of the robots and the monsters. There are several framing shots showing humans standing next to the jaegers in order to give some sense of the size of the things. There's also a few second shot of a dead one tied to an aircraft carrier where the monster takes up nearly the whole flight deck. This solves the ID4 problem where the spaceships were so huge that it became meaningless.


3. It shows the monster. Not only do you have partial shots of various monsters, at the end you get a shot of one roaring. This is a nice change from other movies. I'm looking at you Cloverfield.


4. It's alien sea monsters v. giant robots as done by del Toro. The odds I won't like this are in the negative.


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 13, 2012 09:19 AM (VtjlW)

9 Greetings from Afghanistan. I've been coming here for years but I appreciate you all more than ever now.

Posted by: Pax Americana at December 13, 2012 09:20 AM (9FC9Z)

10 I always enjoy a dump in the AM. Not quite DOOM, but it'll do.

Posted by: dfbaskwill at December 13, 2012 09:21 AM (71LDo)

11 The Obama administration has invited the head of the newly recognised Syrian rebel coalition, Moaz al-Khatib, to Washington as the US attempts to build a sympathetic administration to slot into place and keep hostile Islamist forces at bay when President Bashar al-Assad falls.


obama, his sycophants, and State are delusional. It's Assad or the Terrorists. Pick your poison. Actually I'd go with Assad. But then i went with Romney?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 13, 2012 09:22 AM (79ueO)

12
Good Mornin' y'all.

It appears we're still screwed. Oh joy.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 13, 2012 09:22 AM (yiIja)

13
Fixed

Posted by: Ben at December 13, 2012 09:23 AM (C2Y4l)

14 Stay safe, Pax Americana.

Posted by: fluffy at December 13, 2012 09:24 AM (z9HTb)

15 You'd think that the State Dept would want the Benghazi survivors out there to back their most excellent story(ies).

The MFM will be all over this with a satellite truck full of crickets.

Posted by: ontherocks at December 13, 2012 09:24 AM (aZ6ew)

16 @ Pax, happy to do whatever we can to make your life a little easier and more enjoyable.

Posted by: Ben at December 13, 2012 09:24 AM (C2Y4l)

17 Say what you will about Depp, but I have never failed to be entertained by his performances.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at December 13, 2012 09:24 AM (QupBk)

18 Recovery Summer IV: Aw Fuck it.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at December 13, 2012 09:25 AM (QupBk)

19 Good to see so many guilty pleas in the horrific Gosnell case. Wondering why the DPW workers who ignored the numerous complaints haven't been charged with conspiracy?

Posted by: kallisto at December 13, 2012 09:26 AM (jm/9g)

20 As far as the whole ignoring Crowder getting punched and the tent being pulled down trutherism as well as various statements in connection with other topics here yesterday, I am interested in someone providing me with clear direction as to when it's okay to punch me in the face. Apparently, if I'm a conservative or even just a Republican and if I am dating a loser, it's just fine and dandy to beat me. Glad to know that.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 13, 2012 09:27 AM (VtjlW)

21 Of course thy're earned, we did put a man on mars after all.

Posted by: Super Genius Sheila at December 13, 2012 09:27 AM (NuPNl)

22 Lurk less, Pax. And keep your pecker hard.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at December 13, 2012 09:27 AM (QupBk)

23
Yeah, be careful out there, Pax. Lots of us are thinking of you.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 13, 2012 09:27 AM (yiIja)

24 FUPA vs Muffintop would make a good sci-fi movie-throw in some henchmen-Cankles, Manboobs,Uni-brow and ?..

Posted by: Runs with Scissors at December 13, 2012 09:28 AM (E16uG)

25
The study, published online by PLoS Medicine, is a meta-analysis of 32
other studies that use statistical modeling to gauge the impact of
various tax and subsidy policies. Overall, it found that consumers buy
less of something when the price goes up and they buy more of it when
the price goes down.


------

Shakes head.... walks away..... circles 12/21/12 on the calendar.

Posted by: fixerupper at December 13, 2012 09:29 AM (nELVU)

26 Yes, CA has several shit sandwiches to eat today. I hope they like them because they voted for them.

Posted by: Vic at December 13, 2012 09:31 AM (YdQQY)

27 AtC,

"Pacific Rim" looks like a clever variation on "Evangelion".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neon_Genesis_Evangelion

Only mashed up with with Godzilla.

Daddy like.

Daddy like very much.


Oh, and for all Godzilla fans-

"Godzilla VS Biollante" is now out on blu-ray.

It's one of the better ones.

Now if we could only get-

"Godzilla VS Destroya" on blu-ray....

Posted by: naturalfake at December 13, 2012 09:31 AM (G9qZk)

28 US Energy Boom Deals Blow To OPEC


I'll fix that

Posted by: Mulay Ahmed Muhamed Obama the Magnificent at December 13, 2012 09:32 AM (YdQQY)

29
So, Boner and TFG want to eliminate the federal tax exemption for muni bonds. This will hurt blue areas of the country.

I'm all for it. Faster, please.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 13, 2012 09:33 AM (yiIja)

30 Just watched the Pacific Rim trailer. So, does the main character's giant robot contain the soul of his mother?

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 13, 2012 09:33 AM (HwgHt)

31 Lurk less, Pax. And keep your pecker hard.


Just be discreet about combining the two.

Posted by: fluffy at December 13, 2012 09:34 AM (z9HTb)

32 :;;4. It's alien sea monsters v. giant robots as done by del Toro. The odds I won't like this are in the negative. ::::


That trailer gave me a full-on sci fi nerd chubby.

This is what I want, Hollywood. Splatter my skull with entertainment. I didn't pay $10 to learn. I paid it to escape.

Now I shall wait for the rugged purists to once again trumpet their superiority by not giving Hollywood any of their money. Way to put the massive financial hurt on, Captain FunTimes. I'm sure they're eating ramen for dinner without your contribution.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 13, 2012 09:35 AM (9EduW)

33 Anyone who buys muni bonds right now is a fool.

Posted by: Vic at December 13, 2012 09:36 AM (YdQQY)

34
Just watched the Pacific Rim trailer. So, does the main character's giant robot contain the soul of his mother?

Nope, that's in a car, heard thru the radio...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 13, 2012 09:36 AM (yiIja)

35 menendez is a dem.....what do you expect....

Posted by: phoenixgirl at December 13, 2012 09:37 AM (GVxQo)

36 "Pacific Rim" looks like a clever variation on "Evangelion".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neon_Genesis_Evangelion

Only mashed up with with Godzilla.

Daddy like.

Daddy like very much.



Yup. It's also a way for del Toro to keep exploring the Lovecraft vein that he's been mining with the Hellboy movies. He was attached to direct At the Mountains of Madness for awhile, though, let's be honest, what hasn't del Toro been attached to recently? I figure that since Universal yanked the plug on that, he's using Pacific Rim to be all toldyaso and get funding back for it. Cameron and Cruise are still on board and if Oblivion does well for Cruise, Universal may step back in. I can't remember when they lose the development rights for it, 2015 maybe?


I am excited about Crimson House. del Toro is perfect for an old school haunted house story. I mean, other than Pan's Labyrinth because that's all that was at heart.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 13, 2012 09:38 AM (VtjlW)

37 Paul McCartney's full name is James Paul McCartney.

Posted by: BuddyPC at December 13, 2012 09:38 AM (jfUIE)

38 Dear Lord, Paul McCartney Jams With Nirvana At Sandy Benefit

Aka, "Old Geezer Jams With Has-Been Wheezers."

Talk about a let down. Two music industry heavyweights (full disclosure: neither of which I particularly care for) get up there to jam... and just do one original song. It's like going to a concert for your favorite band, expecting to hear some of their classic hits, and instead all they do is deep tracks from old albums and all the boring new stuff from their latest release. It was just a big commercial to get people to buy it on iTunes. Very crass considering this was supposed to be a fundraiser. Give the people in the audience what they want! Hell, at least cover one of the snappier Foo Fighters songs. Do SOMETHING worth watching.

Though I have to admit, hearing Paul McCartney trying to cover "Smells like Teen Spirit" or "Rape Me" would be like having toothpicks shoved through my ear drums while an incubus eats my soul.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 13, 2012 09:39 AM (4df7R)

39
Nope, that's in a car, heard thru the radio...


"Shinji, you suck. Get in the AMC Pacer..."

Posted by: Colorado Alex at December 13, 2012 09:39 AM (HwgHt)

40
>>Greetings from Afghanistan. I've been coming here for years but I appreciate you all more than ever now.

Posted by: Pax Americana at December 13, 2012 09:20 AM (9FC9Z)


You've got that ass backwards but that's OK.Stay strong.

Posted by: ontherocks at December 13, 2012 09:40 AM (aZ6ew)

41 Pax - a salute and a very heartfelt thank you for your service. Stay safe. And Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 13, 2012 09:40 AM (zF6Iw)

42 Paul McCartney sucks out loud. Yoko is as talented as he is.

Posted by: Butters at December 13, 2012 09:41 AM (NIZHJ)

43 Thank you for your service Pax. We all are praying for you guys over there.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at December 13, 2012 09:42 AM (jucos)

44 Greetings, Pax Americana! Thank you for all you do for us!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 13, 2012 09:42 AM (4df7R)

45
MWR, I recorded that last nite, just hit the button on the DVR. When I skipped past Kanye West, it ended. That must've gone way over on time.

But I did get to see and hear Slowhand and Billy Joel.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 13, 2012 09:43 AM (yiIja)

46
20
As far as the whole ignoring Crowder getting punched and the tent being
pulled down trutherism as well as various statements in connection with
other topics here yesterday, I am interested in someone providing me
with clear direction as to when it's okay to punch me in the face.
Apparently, if I'm a conservative or even just a Republican and if I am
dating a loser, it's just fine and dandy to beat me. Glad to know
that.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 13, 2012 09:27 AM (VtjlW)



You're a gay Republican woman. You're always fair game. Didn't you know? You're not actually a person.


And Pacific Rim?
*fapfapfapfapfap*

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 13, 2012 09:43 AM (da5Wo)

47 Does anyone have a link to the Pacific Rim trailer that's not a Youtube video? I can't watch Youtube at work, but I'm dying to see it.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 13, 2012 09:43 AM (4df7R)

48 That trailer gave me a full-on sci fi nerd chubby.


Even better is if you go to the Pan Pacific Defense Corps website, there's links to schematics for the Jaegers. It's like the PR department has met its fanbase or something.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 13, 2012 09:44 AM (VtjlW)

49 Dr Kermit Gosnell? Never heard of him. How about you, Charlie, you ever hear of him?

Posted by: the NYT at December 13, 2012 09:45 AM (jPVBi)

50
47
Does anyone have a link to the Pacific Rim trailer that's not a Youtube
video? I can't watch Youtube at work, but I'm dying to see it.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 13, 2012 09:43 AM (4df7R)




http://www.panpacificdefense.com/

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 13, 2012 09:45 AM (da5Wo)

51 I think if you surf by numbers your employer won't know where you were.

Posted by: Butters at December 13, 2012 09:46 AM (NIZHJ)

52 I couldn't read all the way through the Gosnell article. There is a special place in hell for that s.o.b. I'd like to make his time on Earth very uncomfortable as well.

Posted by: no good deed at December 13, 2012 09:48 AM (mjR67)

53
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Retail sales rose in November and jobless
claims fell sharply last week, hopeful signs for an economy that appears
to have slowed sharply in the fourth quarter.

Retail sales rose 0.3 percent, rebounding from a 0.3
percent decline in October, the Commerce Department said on Thursday.
Economists polled by Reuters had expected an increase of 0.5 percent
last month.





Hmmm... I wonder what caused sales to rise in November. Yep it could only be an improving economy. Nothing else. And even the increase was less than forecast. Must be an improving economy

Posted by: TheQuietMan at December 13, 2012 09:48 AM (1Jaio)

54 Re: Pacific Rim: The GlaDos voice kinda rueens the tension for me.

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at December 13, 2012 09:49 AM (QXlbZ)

55 You're a gay Republican woman. You're always fair game. Didn't you know? You're not actually a person.

Tsk tsk, BCochran! Don't you know the term "Republican" when used as an adjectival modifier automatically negates the term "woman?" There is no such thing as a "Republican woman," since females who call themselves "Republicans" (or, worse yet, CONSERVATIVES *shudder*) are not real women. The proper designation for AtC, using common regressive parlance, is "Republican fag hag."

And AtC, the proper response to being referred to as a Republican fag hag and/or being punched in the face is to kick the insulter/assailant in the crotch and/or knee them in the stomach.

You may continue.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 13, 2012 09:49 AM (4df7R)

56
RE: Menendez intern/internee

All inquiring minds want to know the nature of the alleged sex offense.

I am actually surprised by the number of time the word 'illegal' has shown up in the headlines regarding this story. What the hell happened to the leftist print guidelines? Well, as Sen. Menenenendez says, he (Menendez) is the victim here! That requires the poor immigrant to be a vicious criminal and hence illegal, no?

Posted by: RioBravo at December 13, 2012 09:50 AM (eEfYn)

57 Though I have to admit, hearing Paul McCartney trying to cover "Smells like Teen Spirit" or "Rape Me" would be like having toothpicks shoved through my ear drums while an incubus eats my soul.

Yeah, screw you too.

Posted by: Incubus, straight outta Calabasis at December 13, 2012 09:50 AM (GBXon)

58 And AtC, the proper response to being referred to as
a Republican fag hag and/or being punched in the face is to kick the
insulter/assailant in the crotch and/or knee them in the stomach.



You may continue.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 13, 2012 09:49 AM (4df7R)



No, the proper response is to keep pulling until it goes *CLICK*

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 13, 2012 09:50 AM (da5Wo)

59 The 'Honest Trailers' put a smile on my face.

Guess I'll put away that thermite and gasoline for another day. Much appreciated.

Posted by: RWC at December 13, 2012 09:51 AM (fWAjv)

60 ::::Even better is if you go to the Pan Pacific Defense Corps website, there's links to schematics for the Jaegers. It's like the PR department has met its fanbase or something.::::

I'm there now.

Oh...

OH....

UUUHHNNNNNNNNNNNHHHH!

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at December 13, 2012 09:52 AM (9EduW)

61 So when does SAMCRO start selling black market jaegers?

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 13, 2012 09:52 AM (Rhie+)

62 I couldn't read all the way through the Gosnell article. There is a special place in hell at theDNC for that s.o.b.

FIFY

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 13, 2012 09:52 AM (zF6Iw)

63 Ah yes, Pacific Rim. The only geekdom-approved movie I look forward to without real dread at the moment. Giant robots vs giant monsters...glorious unrealistic violence! Just the thing to take the edge off...

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 13, 2012 09:52 AM (GBXon)

64
Heh. Kayne West is loudly trashed in the comments at that link. Deservedly so.

"Doesn't deserve to share the stage" was my favorite, along with "Rap can't hold a candle to rock." Gives me some faith it does. And it sure would be nice to see who all was in the backup bands last nite, especially the drummer and bassist with Eric Clapton. It was almost as though EC likes a power trio or something...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy, who did not vote for this shit. at December 13, 2012 09:53 AM (yiIja)

65 @36

Not sure if "MoM" will ever happen now.

I read an interview with Del Toro where he says part of the problem was that the script for "MoM" and the script for that steamy pile of xeno-feces "Prometheus" paralleled each other pretty closely as far as major plot points go.




Posted by: naturalfake at December 13, 2012 09:53 AM (G9qZk)

66 Does anyone have a link to the Pacific Rim trailer that's not a Youtube video? I can't watch Youtube at work, but I'm dying to see it.
Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 13, 2012 09:43 AM (4df7R)



Here you go -

http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/wb/pacificrim/


Didn't you know? You're not actually a person.


If I'm not an actual person, why am I stuck in this stupid beta meat sack?


In very very important news, I accidentally left my brownie in my desk last night and the mouse didn't eat it! Go me!

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 13, 2012 09:53 AM (VtjlW)

67 Kayne West is loudly trashed in the comments at that link.

The one and only thing I will ever agree with Barack Obama on: Kanye West is, in fact, a jackass.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 13, 2012 09:53 AM (GBXon)

68 Okay, yes. Pacific Rim? HELLS TO THE YES. *makes grabby hands* gimme!

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 13, 2012 09:55 AM (4df7R)

69 In very very important news, I accidentally left my brownie in my desk last night and the mouse didn't eat it! Go me!

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 13, 2012 09:53 AM (VtjlW)



No, he didn't eat it. But then, do you remember there being chocolate chips on it?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 13, 2012 09:55 AM (da5Wo)

70 Okay Alex is back. DYK that France has a weak print newspaper industry, with only 80 daily newspapers.left

Posted by: alex at December 13, 2012 09:57 AM (uFY4s)

71 ...and the comments come to a crashing halt.

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 13, 2012 09:58 AM (GBXon)

72 No, he didn't eat it. But then, do you remember there being chocolate chips on it?
Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 13, 2012 09:55 AM (da5Wo)



I gave you Pacific Rim and you do that to me. snifflesnifflesniffle So mean! So cruel! My tender heart is in tatters!


Are you buying any of that?

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 13, 2012 09:58 AM (VtjlW)

73 80 daily newspapers left and not one worth reading.

Posted by: Vizzini at December 13, 2012 09:59 AM (O7Q1u)

74 So. Slow morning.

...it's my fault for admitting I agree with Obama on something, isn't it? Everyone's getting torches and pitchforks to track me down...

...but it's true! Kanye West is a jackass!

/ducks into safe room

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 13, 2012 09:59 AM (GBXon)

75 Are you buying any of that?

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 13, 2012 09:58 AM (VtjlW)


Nope. Not a word. If I did, well, that's not deserving of the Stompy Booted Dear Leader of Alextopia.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 13, 2012 09:59 AM (da5Wo)

76 I read an interview with Del Toro where he says part of the problem was that the script for "MoM" and the script for that steamy pile of xeno-feces "Prometheus" paralleled each other pretty closely as far as major plot points go.

Can they even MAKE a good "Mountains of Madness" film today? I agree that del Toro would give it the proper level of grim, cosmic terror, but one of the things i love about that story is the build. There's not really a lot of action; just a lot of "OMG" moments, until you reach the end. I'm fairly sure that most Hollywood execs don't know the first thing about Lovecraft except, "Oh, hey, didn't he write that squid monster thing? Cattleu or something? Yeah, that'll be great."

I'm also fairly sure a Hollywood studio would demand big action set pieces to rake in the dough, especially if they have to finance the kind of set design and CGI effects that would be necessary to really do the story justice. And that would just ruin it for me.

YMMV, of course.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 13, 2012 10:00 AM (4df7R)

77 I think that to reinvigorate the right here in this country, we should look at the success stories Canada and Chile and borrow fromthere example.

Posted by: alex at December 13, 2012 10:00 AM (uFY4s)

78 ...it's my fault for admitting I agree with Obama on something, isn't it? Everyone's getting torches and pitchforks to track me down...

...but it's true! Kanye West is a jackass!



Something are so obvious that even Choomboy can recognize it.


So help me, if I hear that stupid Mariah Carey Christmas song on the radio one more time this morning, I'm hooking my ipod up to the speakers and the office will be serenaded by the soothing tones of Tiesto.


Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 13, 2012 10:02 AM (VtjlW)

79 You know what would be a good horror movie?

Lovecraft's short story "The Rats in the Walls."

Shudder...

Posted by: Miss Marple at December 13, 2012 10:03 AM (GoIUi)

80 Oh crap. Please tell me this isn't true.

http://tinyurl.com/ycl8xcs

Posted by: RWC at December 13, 2012 10:04 AM (fWAjv)

81 Why is it that liberals control the print media In this country, and is there a good book on the subject

Posted by: alex at December 13, 2012 10:04 AM (uFY4s)

82 79 I own that and its in my hand right now

Posted by: alex of the kjndle at December 13, 2012 10:05 AM (uFY4s)

83 Obamacare is now going to cover FUPA implants.

Posted by: Roy at December 13, 2012 10:05 AM (VndSC)

84 Posted by: RWC

Do you have next of kin for us to send your remains to after AtC finishes getting stompity on you...?

Posted by: Brother Cavil at December 13, 2012 10:05 AM (GBXon)

85 Alright, I caused AtC heart palpitations with the O'Rourke stuff yesterday, this may cause a stroke.


Can someone suggest a starting off point for reading Lovecraft? Just read the Wiki article on MoM and it sounds badass. I'd prefer stuff along that line as opposed to social theory crap.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 13, 2012 10:06 AM (da5Wo)

86 You know what would be a good horror movie?Lovecraft's short story "The Rats in the Walls."Shudder...
Posted by: Miss Marple at December 13, 2012 10:03 AM (GoIUi)


That would be BRILLIANT. It's a perfect variant on the haunted house idea. And, as you imply, creepy as HELL.

Another good one would be "Dreams in the Witch House." That one freaks me out every time I read it. Great Halloween fare.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 13, 2012 10:07 AM (4df7R)

87 Posted by: RWC at December 13, 2012 10:04 AM (fWAjv)


Since it wasn't a spider, I shall use the good flamethrower.


Nood, btw.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 13, 2012 10:07 AM (VtjlW)

88 Well, if we're going to talk Lovecraft (one of my fave authors, BTW), the H.P. Lovecraft Historical Society has made movies of The Call of Cthulhu and The Whisperer In Darkness that are pretty damned faithful to the source material. They're at hplhs.org, I believe. They're also where I got my Miskatonic U T-shirt and my Esoteric Order of Dagon sticker for my helmet.

And my choice for a Lovecraft movie would be The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, but that's just me.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 13, 2012 10:08 AM (zF6Iw)

89 as done by del Toro. The odds I won't like this are in the negative.

They could all be wearing plain shoes?

Posted by: DaveA at December 13, 2012 10:08 AM (Xefrb)

90 "My Mother, the Car: Electric Boogalo", starring Betty White asthe 8" LED indash info screen in a Prius with Seth Rogan as "Dude." Rated R for language, sexual situations and nudity.

Posted by: Pecan Scandi at December 13, 2012 10:10 AM (yvSVk)

91 BCochran, I'd start with The Dunwich Horror. Not too long, and gives a good idea of what a classic Lovecraft tale is like. Or, as suggested, The Rats in The Walls, if you don't have much time.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 13, 2012 10:10 AM (zF6Iw)

92 Sorry AtC.


Is Pacific Rim a graphic novel or something? That is the first I heard of it but it looks cool. But coming from HWood I'm sure it will be a bunch of CGI action that you can't follow (Transformers.)

Posted by: RWC at December 13, 2012 10:11 AM (fWAjv)

93 Can someone suggest a starting off point for reading Lovecraft? Just read the Wiki article on MoM and it sounds badass. I'd prefer stuff along that line as opposed to social theory crap.
Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 13, 2012 10:06 AM (da5Wo)


The thing with Lovecraft is you don't really have to read his works in any kind of order. "Call of Cthulu" is probably the best known of his stories, so it's a good place to start. MoM is also good; one of his best. "The Shadow over Innsmouth" and "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward" are popular and some of MY favorites. And "Herbert West - Reanimator" is just plain scary.

You can read pretty much all of his works at HP Lovecraft Online:
http://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 13, 2012 10:12 AM (4df7R)

94 Posted by: Pecan Scandi at December 13, 2012 10:10 AM (yvSVk)

Ugh. Betty White. To quote the McKenzie Brothers, "It was funny at first, but now it just bugs me." And she's a big-time O-fellator, which nails the coffin on my liking anything she does.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 13, 2012 10:12 AM (zF6Iw)

95 Pacific Rim -- it's a giant turtle.

Posted by: Walkers! at December 13, 2012 10:13 AM (0Ufr+)

96 Posted by: Miss Marple at December 13, 2012 10:03 AM (GoIUi))

I haven't read any Lovecraft for decades, but I still worry about the rats in the walls.

Posted by: Hrothgar - LIB or SMOD (for the Children) at December 13, 2012 10:13 AM (Cnqmv)

97 Can someone suggest a starting off point for reading Lovecraft? Just read the Wiki article on MoM and it sounds badass. I'd prefer stuff along that line as opposed to social theory crap.
Posted by: BCochran1981 at December 13, 2012 10:06 AM (da5Wo)



The important thing to do is get stoned and put Final Destination on in the background before reading.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Tick tock tick tock. at December 13, 2012 10:14 AM (VtjlW)

98 And my choice for a Lovecraft movie would be The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, but that's just me.
Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 13, 2012 10:08 AM (zF6Iw)


It's actually been done twice! Though under different names. One was "The Haunted Palace," a Roger Corman/Vincent Price vehicle back in the 60's. Not very good.

The other is "The Resurrected" (or "Shatterbrain") from the early 90's (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0105242/). I haven't seen it, but it sounds much more faithful to the original work. It stars Chris Sarandon (aka Prince Humperdinck from "Princess Bride") as CDW.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit at December 13, 2012 10:16 AM (4df7R)

99 Pickman's Model and Cool Air are another two short Lovecraft stories. At The Mountains of Madness and Ward are both long - the latter practically a novelette - so I wouldn't start with either.

Another good one is Under the Pyramids, which is also known as Entombed with the Pharaohs or Imprisoned with the Pharaohs, depending on the collection you find it in, an Egyptian tale Lovecraft ghost-wrote for Harry Houdini.

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 13, 2012 10:22 AM (zF6Iw)

100 94
And she's a big-time O-fellator, which nails the coffin on my liking anything she does.

I was thinking it as a reimagined horror film. Maybe change it up with Jamie Fox as the possessed Hummer H1 and Gary Sinese as "The Exorcist." >Tubular Bells< intro

Posted by: Pecan Scandi at December 13, 2012 10:25 AM (yvSVk)

101 "But there’s no 'right to not be offended' in America."


Hahahahaha. Ha HA hahaha.


http://tinyurl.com/d9nd47o

(harvard-legendary-home-of-harvar
d-lampoon-strangles-campus-satire)

What century is this guy living in?

Posted by: CAIR at December 13, 2012 10:31 AM (jfUIE)

102 Now that the Right to Work law was passed, working conditions are going to go back in time 75 years!

Those damn backwards, buck-toothed, knuckle dragging, 80-IQ, troglodyte, racist redneck down-south religious freak republicans want mexicans and blacks to be burned alive in workplace fires! Locked fire escapes! Gays! They gon put ya'll back in CHAINS I say! Chains!

Posted by: ElKomandante at December 13, 2012 11:20 AM (HMNg5)

103 PS - Can someone post the link that debunks the whole "right to work allows freeloaders to benefit from union negotiations" myth? Need it for a blog post.

Much appreciated.

Posted by: ElKomandante at December 13, 2012 11:24 AM (HMNg5)

104 Nevermind. Found it at Heritage. Hat trick.

Posted by: ElKomandante at December 13, 2012 11:26 AM (HMNg5)

105 So, is Emo Sean Penn going to do the current Emo thing, and shoot up a theatre or a shopping mall?

Posted by: Kristophr at December 13, 2012 12:28 PM (wYVte)

106 54 Re: Pacific Rim: The GlaDos voice kinda rueens the tension for me.
Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at December 13, 2012 09:49 AM (QXlbZ)

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Yeah, that was a very odd, and also bad, choice.

Posted by: deadrody at December 13, 2012 02:04 PM (DkAJe)






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