Forum posts made by seeker4

Topic Alphabet Movies...
Posted 05 Aug 2016 12:35

Creepshow

Topic Three SciFi Movies You Really Like
Posted 05 Aug 2016 10:54

Yes, there are a number of good SF movies.. but also some real stinkers. Not always SF, but look to MST3K :) BTW... MST3K IS RETURNING WITH NEW SHOWS!



S-F writer Theodore Sturgeon, commenting on how S-F always seemed to be derided by the mainstream literary types as being full of trash and crap, sagely noted that "Using the same standards that categorize 90% of science fiction as trash, crud, or crap, it can be argued that 90% of film, literature, consumer goods, etc. is crap. In other words, the claim (or fact) that 90% of science fiction is crap is ultimately uninformative, because science fiction conforms to the same trends of quality as all other artforms. " which is generally shortened to "90% of everything is crap".


Topic Request Foreign movie suggestions
Posted 05 Aug 2016 10:47

Not much of an expert on Irish and Scandinavian movies. How are you with Chinese?

Zhang Yimou's early films like Raise the Red Lantern (1991) and Ju Dou (1990) are good, if rather dark, dramas. Not dissing his historical wuxia epics from later in his career, but I find these early gems aren't talked about much any more.

Topic The person below me is...
Posted 05 Aug 2016 10:44

I could, but I'm not sure yet what actually needs a change.

TPBM has sexy plans for the weekend.

Topic My last orgasm was...
Posted 05 Aug 2016 10:43

This morning on the couch before breakfast. It was solo but good solo.

Topic True or False?
Posted 05 Aug 2016 10:40

False. So far.

Lush is really your only social outlet these days.

Topic What was the question?
Posted 05 Aug 2016 10:38

Do we have to have a debate about defining what constitutes a question?

Topic This or That
Posted 05 Aug 2016 10:37

Tough call. I like both. But I'll go for scallops.

Italian food: pasta or pizza?

Topic A Story, 5 Words At A Time
Posted 05 Aug 2016 10:36

...because no one else could ...

Topic Spoil my Wish
Posted 05 Aug 2016 10:34

Granted. Unfortunately, you had it in a public park and Mr. Policeman wasn't happy.

I wish I lived alone by the sea.

Topic Have you Ever...
Posted 05 Aug 2016 10:32

All too often. *sigh*

HYE wanted something but resisted actually getting it?

Topic Use My Last Word First - in a 5 word sentence..
Posted 05 Aug 2016 10:30

Coming with her is heavenly.

Topic One night stand : you prefer or not?
Posted 05 Aug 2016 08:33

Does paid sex qualify? I've had one-off visits with escorts. No one night stands in the classic sense, though.

Topic Actors and their movies
Posted 05 Aug 2016 08:31

Before Sunset

Zhang Ziyi

Topic Alphabet Movies...
Posted 05 Aug 2016 08:28

Alphaville

Topic Would you rather...
Posted 05 Aug 2016 08:27

Fish.

WYR see a movie in the theatre or on a big screen TV at home?

Topic Guilty or Innocent.
Posted 05 Aug 2016 08:26

Innocent. Yard's not really big enough for more than a large wading pool.

You regularly have sex in your backyard or on your patio/deck

Topic Have you Ever...
Posted 05 Aug 2016 08:24

Nope. Don't get drunk (much) and don't go to concerts much.

HYE been arrested (for anything)?

Topic This or That
Posted 05 Aug 2016 08:23

Cape cod.

Indian or Chinese for dinner?

Topic Spoil my Wish
Posted 05 Aug 2016 08:22

Granted but it's cold rain and hypothermia sets in

I wish I could take back about five years.

Topic Use My Last Word First - in a 5 word sentence..
Posted 05 Aug 2016 08:20

Block the shot from scoring.

Topic roadway exasperation
Posted 05 Aug 2016 08:18


Another thing that drives me crazy is false courtesy. When 2 lanes of crawling traffic have to merge into one because of a road obstruction, and people race past the long line of stop&go cars to get ahead, and then bull their way in at the head of the line, and people let them in, thinking they're being courteous, but they're just being DIScourteous to all the people stuck behind them, as that lane moves slower and slower to make way for all the fucking jerks who cheat!


Actually, that's roughly how it is supposed to work. You are supposed to use both lines right up to the merge point, then alternate in (car from left, car from right, car from left, car from right) rather than merging early.

Minnesota DOT explains it well:

http://www.dot.state.mn.us/zippermerge/

Topic roadway exasperation
Posted 05 Aug 2016 08:16

People that dither at roundabouts and pass gap after gap to get onto the roundabout, while everyone sits in a queue behind them huffing!

Roundabouts are starting to catch on here in my part of Canada (I know they are old hat for you Brits) and some people aren't grokking them so I feel your pain.

Topic what is the one song
Posted 05 Aug 2016 05:47

If I really, really need a serious pick me up, it's Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, 4th Movement (the famous choral setting of Schiller's "Ode to Joy")

Otherwise, there are many songs and albums I could choose from. Travelling Wilburys' Volume One (the whole album) or the late Roy Orbison's solo album "Mystery Girl" from the same period come immediately to mind.

For one song, though? Hmmmm.

"You Got It" by Orbison or "Handle With Care" by the Wilburys. Both lively, upbeat, energizing songs.

Topic roadway exasperation
Posted 05 Aug 2016 05:43

You Florida drivers should learn to use TURN SIGNALS.

I wish it was just Florida drivers. Far too many people here (London, Ontario, Canada) think it's optional to signal lane changes, especially when doing them at the last minute directly in front of other cars.

Racing yellow lights, thereby preventing people from completing lefts until after the light has turned red. There are major intersections in London where turning left on a red is the norm, not the exception.

Entering the intersection on a yellow and turning on the red. This happens so often here that we've nicknamed it "the London left".

Topic most influential fictional characters
Posted 05 Aug 2016 05:38

Dracula
James Bond (the Fleming original mostly, Sean Connery and Tim Dalton among the movie Bonds)
George Smiley (both Le Carre's original and Sir Alec Guiness' version from the BBC miniseries)
Luke Skywalker (Star Wars)
Yoda (from Strikes Back, The Empire Does)
King Arthur (can't pin down a specific portrayal, more the general idea of The Once and Future King, but Mary Stewart and T. H. White are probably my favorite modern versions)
James T. Kirk, Mr. Spock, "Bones" McCoy (I'm listing these as one entry because you really can't have one without the others. Needless to say I'm talking the originals here, not the reboot versions)
Godzilla
King Kong (yes, two non-human monsters)
The Man with No Name (as portrayed in various incarnations by Clint Eastwood, the Preacher in Pale Rider being a favorite)

Topic Your Favorite Podcasts
Posted 31 Jul 2016 05:25

Since the OP already mentioned Welcome to Night Vale, I have nothing more to add. It's brilliant and weird and that's all you need to know.

Topic My last orgasm was...
Posted 29 Jul 2016 12:12

Rather meh. Yes, you can have a "meh" orgasm.

Topic Use My Last Word First - in a 5 word sentence..
Posted 29 Jul 2016 12:09

Nice girls can be fun

Topic What was the question?
Posted 29 Jul 2016 12:08

Who's asking who what?