| O-T Lounge|| Latest pictures from Mars. Those Martians were so immature. - Methuselah on 5/8/13 at 1:18 pm|
[link=(http://news.discovery.com/space/mystery-geology-mars-hirise-mro-130507.htm#mkcpgn=fbsci1)]Mars article and picture[/link]
Dang Martian kids drawing/creating such images.
| Movie/TV Board|| What's your favorite Bogart movie? - Methuselah on 5/2/13 at 4:58 pm|
I'm kind of torn between [i]Casablanca[/i] and[i] The African Queen.[/i]
[i]Casablanca[/i] may be the more classically "great" movie- well made, well structured, well acted. With a simple but strong plot and memorable scenes. It had some great iconic lines that stood he test of time. It had ...
| Movie/TV Board|| BBT question - how would Sheldon's life have been if Leonard had not moved in? - Methuselah on 5/1/13 at 1:02 pm|
I know this is not exactly a Big Bang Theory friendly board, but what the heck.
When Leonard responded to the roomate add, Sheldon had just had a roomate leave while spray-painting "die Sheldon" on the wall. The neighbor across the hall was this huge cross dressing guy who called Sheldon "the cr...
| Movie/TV Board|| Unforgiven - some brief sacrilegious thoughts - Methuselah on 4/30/13 at 7:07 am|
Caught a bit of this last night and something struck me. I thought Clint Eastwood was doing some pretty wooden acting. I'm particularly thinking about the part where he is telling Ned how much he's changed and how his wife straightened him out.
I can appreciate that he was supposed to be a laco...
| Movie/TV Board|| Post your favorite Game of Thrones art (spoilers- may contain art from books) - Methuselah on 4/24/13 at 7:22 pm|
(I feel kind of silly posting babe thread rules. But with this show/books, I figured best safe than sorry).
Here's mine - the same one I posted in the Crackpot thread:
| Movie/TV Board|| What was the best group, gang or "pack"of entertainers ever? - Methuselah on 4/24/13 at 8:43 am|
Rat Pack (Mostly singers though - not sure how many movies they together).
Arnold, Sly and that group.
The Oceans crew.
Adam Sandler and his group.
Boggie, Bacall, Sydney Greenstreet and Peter Lorre. (This is my choice).
| Soccer Board|| Beckham weighs in - Ronaldo not at Messi's level - Methuselah on 4/12/13 at 5:00 pm|
[link=(http://espnfc.com/news/story/_/id/1410228/david-beckham:-cristiano-ronaldo-is-not-at-lionel-messi's-level?cc=5901)]Beckham speaking truth[/link]
| Movie/TV Board|| Bedknobs and Broomsticks - an underrated Disney flick? - Methuselah on 4/4/13 at 8:36 am|
I thought I'd throw this one out for discussion. It's overshadowed by Mary Poppins. And Roger Rabbit gets a lot more love when discussing live action/cartoon combinations.
But I really liked this movie as a youngster and I've watched it a couple times as an adult and it holds up pretty good.
| Movie/TV Board|| Directors who were given video cams or otherwise started young - Methuselah on 4/3/13 at 4:06 pm|
*prompted by the Spielberg thread which got me to looking at bios on different directors*
If the stories can be believed, Speilberg, Jackson and Burton all were given or used 8mm cameras as pretty young children. I'm sure there are more that are not coming to mind now. Tarrintino I think spent ...
| O-T Lounge|| Are there any easy fixes to the Google redirect virus? - Methuselah on 4/3/13 at 10:40 am|
It's pretty dang aggravating. You type a search term into google and When you click on one of the results it brings you to some lame page like Spry or Relish or something.
So far the discussions about fixes I've seen involve mostly things like manual changes to files or springing for software t...
| Movie/TV Board|| What is your earliest "critical watching" recollections? - Methuselah on 4/2/13 at 3:38 pm|
For me, I can remember watching Sunday movies with some of my cousins at one or the other of our houses. The fare was usually something like old Godzilla or similar movies. We we're probably not much more than 10 but we loved snarking on the movies - "oh, yeah, THAT would really happen" :lol:...
| Movie/TV Board|| The Watchmen - so, somebody explain this brilliant plan to me (SPOILERS) - Methuselah on 3/29/13 at 10:29 pm|
I just got finished watching the Watchmen (no, no pun intended). Help a brother out here.
Somebody explain how this plan by Veith make any sense at all in achieving any type of a lasting peace or a better world.
Best I could see is maybe a temporary improvement for a short time before human n...
| Movie/TV Board|| What do you consider the "golden age" for television - Methuselah on 3/20/13 at 6:00 am|
if we break it down by decades, I'd have to say for me it's probably the 2000-2010 decade. The advent of original series on cable (basic and premium) seemed to set off a boom in creativeness. You had things like The Sopranos and BSG on cable, the networks responded somewhat with things like Lost....
| Movie/TV Board|| Preview for tomorrow night's (3/17) Walking Dead (preview spoilers of course) - Methuselah on 3/16/13 at 9:01 pm|
Hmm, a little humanizng scene between Tyrese and his woman. Usually that's a bad sign for characters. Though I guess it could just be setting them apart from the Governor's crew....
| Movie/TV Board|| What's your take on Empire of the Sun? - Methuselah on 3/13/13 at 11:46 am|
I remember being pretty disappointed in it when it came out. It seemed kind of slow and plodding to me. I don't even think I stayed awake through the whole thing. But I'm wondering if a re-watch now would yield the same results. Tastes change with age.
Anybody seen it fairly recently? If s...
| Movie/TV Board|| Breakfast Club on AMC right now - Methuselah on 3/11/13 at 7:59 pm|
Sometimes I forget how much I like this movie. Pretty quotable too.
Not sure how much I like the story notes though. Some of them are interesting but a lot of them are just distracting.
(FWIW: I checked for another thread on it but if there is one I couldn't find it)....
| Tiger Rant|| Are less of the baseball games being televised this year? - Methuselah on 3/10/13 at 12:57 pm|
Sure seems like there are less games on t.v. this year. My memory is not the best though. ...
| Music Board|| Best assemblage of vocal talent - 1st We Are The World video ? - Methuselah on 3/8/13 at 9:57 pm|
Lotta powerful pipes in that thing.
On I-pad but gonna try. A link : [link=(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9BNoNFKCBI&feature=youtube_gdata_player)]LINK[/link]...
| Movie/TV Board|| If there could be a DC/Marvel movie, what characters/storyline would you pick? - Methuselah on 3/7/13 at 9:11 am|
I know it'll likely never happen. It's pretty few and far between that these companies can ever team up for comics. A chance for a movies team up would be even more remote with all the studio complications.
But, if by some miracle it were to happen, what characters would you pick? And do you h...
| Movie/TV Board|| How many here can remember the old small town one screen theaters? - Methuselah on 3/4/13 at 4:36 pm|
Something about the "movies you remember that they never show" thread clicked a button in my memory.
Anybody else here old enough to remember the small town one screen theaters that showed pretty much the same movie from Friday to Sunday and got a new one once a week?
A clock with luminous han...
| Movie/TV Board|| Sundays choice: Walking Dead or The Bible what'cha gonna watch/dvr? - Methuselah on 3/1/13 at 10:49 am|
Looks like the 2nd hour of The Bible on History will air directly against The Walking Dead on AMC.
As someone without a DVR (possibly one of the last few still without?) I think I have to stick with Walking Dead. Might catch the first hour of The Bible though.
Luckily for me, Vikings comes...
| O-T Lounge|| Can the OT go 24 hours without bitching & whining about this that and the other? - Methuselah on 2/28/13 at 10:01 pm|
Don't get me wrong. I love a good griping fest as much as the next guy. But, as an experiment, how long do you think the OT can go without moaning about anything and everthing under the sun.
(I'm thinking more like 24 seconds than 24 hours but who knows. I may be pleasantly surprised)....
| Movie/TV Board|| A couple of Gilligan Island questions. - Methuselah on 2/28/13 at 9:55 pm|
1 - How did the Skipper stay so fat when all the rest of them were thin? Did he have a secret deal with one of the local canibal tribes to keep him supplied?
2 - How smart was the Professor anyway? Couldn't he have come up with a way to patch up a workable boat/raft, salvage the compass from th...
| O-T Lounge|| Science board: Comet could hit Mars - Methuselah on 2/27/13 at 6:55 am|
All that mucking around up there with Curiosity must have made somebody out there angry. :blackheli: ...
| Movie/TV Board|| What are your thoughts on the mini series The Stand? - Methuselah on 2/19/13 at 8:58 am|
I really enjoyed the mini series back when it first came out and I watch in when it comes on (very seldom IMO). Seems to me that it's pretty underrated. You rarely hear it mentioned when discussing good or great shows.
It had a ton of good actors - Gary Sinese (I think he may have gotten his s...
| O-T Lounge|| Hackers announce Zombie apocalypse on Montana emergency alert system - Methuselah on 2/12/13 at 11:09 am|
For some reason the part about "dead bodies are rising from the grave in several counties" cracked me up.
[link=(http://www.wafb.com/story/21129571/tv-station-hacker-warns-of-zombies-in-montana)]Zombie Apocalypse alert[/link]...
| SEC Rant|| Come up with a plan to beat Bama in the NC using the personnel of any one team - Methuselah on 1/7/13 at 10:56 pm|
Of course TAMU did it in the regular season and LSU and Georgia both came close.
But what would your game plan be to face off against Bama in the championship game if you could use the players from any one team in the country?...
| Movie/TV Board|| Let's talk about Terrance Mann in Field of Dreams. - Methuselah on 12/30/12 at 9:56 pm|
I know this must have been talked about on here at some point in time. But I don't remember ever seeing a discusion and didn't find one with a search.
Anyway - this has been playing lately and we were watching it a day or so ago with the family. My father in law contends that Terrance Mann (th...
| Tiger Rant|| Did we ever drop as low as the Chick-fil-a with JJ as the primary starter? - Methuselah on 12/3/12 at 3:27 pm|
For as much as he was pilloried on here,I don't think we did. I think we were in the CFA in 2008 but I think Lee may have started the majority of games.
Were our Defense, Special Teams and running games better in those years?...
| Tiger Rant|| Why are Clemson and the Chick-fil-A so "low prestige" - Methuselah on 12/2/12 at 10:05 am|
(I'm not saying I disagree that they are that to an extent. I'm just trying to put my finger on it).
Clemson - has a decent history. Won the NC in the 80's or thereabout I think. Is it their propensity to choke in a lot of seasons? Their dull color scheme? The fact that they are ACC? Somethi...