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  1. And here I thought T.O.M.B.S. was outlawed (for whatever plausible reason)? :*


    It wasn't outlawed, it was just killed. First it died from having Baley's odd stories. Then it continued die under the strain of Eldousent's bloviating rants putting imaginary people on trial. Or is it putting people on imaginary trials? ...whatever.


    After that, it died drowning in unworthy spam which began toward the end of volume 6 - from about here.


    Then its corpse was abused in volume 7.


    It wasn't technically outlawed but was given a forced rest, which in my awesome opinion, it needed.

  2. Seems like the suspects are doctors. Guess well educated professionals can be a fundies too.


    Sure but remember to note that one is from Syria and one is from Iraq. Both qualified in their respective countries in teh last few years. Osama Bin Laden went to school too. *shrugs*

  3. Superman's allergy to magic is actually a psycho-somatic condition.

    Rumour has it that when he was a kid, Clark Kent went to see Houdini at a state fair. One of the tricks was Houdini stepping into a wardrobe on stage which would then be crushed by a 10 ton anvil. The great wizard would then reappear amongst the crowd.

    However, when Clark went to see it some kind of mishap occurred which resulted in Houdini appearing in Clark's underpants. Needless to say Clark was very distraught by this rather embarrassing turn of events and since then developed an aversion to magic. Coincidentally, its also the reason why Superman wears the underpants on the outside of his costume - so that he can be forewarned of people popping out of them.

  4. I thought that Spidey 3 turned out not good because the cast and crew just didn't care as they knew this was the last film with which they would be involved. This is evidenced by the lazy half asleep acting; the forsaking of a storyline for a soppy romance yarn (with a series of cute and only mildly funny skits) and most of all by Tobey Macguire's double chin.



    Oh, recently I saw Knocked Up - very funny. Seth Rogen was good but I did like Paul Rudd's character the most.

  5. I know, I know. Thankfully, a shot of 2 Unlimited and Depeche Mode washed it away.


    I used a shot of the Transformers theme from the animated movie. That was a kick ass theme. :lol:


    Will + All: Apparently the leaked version that was talked about earlier was not the official version. Supposedly Mute Math is doing the real theme and they have a clip on the band's myspace here. Personally I think it's even worse than the fake one. :p


    Erm.. I think the one you think is fake is the real one. The piano bit is at the beginning of the trailer when Bernie Mac is saying stuff. Its like a bad copy of a Linkin Park song. That description alone should suffice in conveying the quality of the song.


    Either way they are both terrible.

  6. Her braveheart speech was terrible and made me cringe.


    All Braveheart speeches are terrible and cringy.


    Except for the original Braveheart speech and Aragorn's.


    You guys are way too hard on a summer popcorn blockbuster Hollywood Bruckheimer produced movie film.

    What did you expect? Lars Von Trier's next?



    Yes, the Braveheart speech is a hackneyed piece of scripting but that is not why I thought the PoTC version was cringeworthy. The main thing about it was that it was unconvincing given that


    a) It seemed very out of place to give a speech about freedom to pirates of all people

    b) The speech was given by what looked like a twelve year old boy.


    Personally, I don't think this movie is rubbish because it is a "summer popcorn blockbuster" - I am not a film snob. It's rubbish because in essence it is literally a mess. Too many characters and too many plotlines none of which are developed enough to be satisfying. You cant even call it action packed since a lot of the film just drags and is filled with babble concerning "pirate code" and random magic stuff. By the time the action rolls around it just turns out to be the same old thing - fighting with the odd quip.

  7. I saw pirates of the crap 3 on saturday. I fully agree with Gromnir's take on the film. I'd just like to add that keira was irritating and was completely unconvincing as a "badass pirate". Her braveheart speech was terrible and made me cringe.


    So that makes it two crappy sequels so far thise summer. Only a squillion more to go!

  8. So did anyone else misinterpret the line:


    "Moved on with another man" ?


    That was a total WTF? moment for me thinking that Ben had just outed Jack... that is until I watched the scene again. :p


    Its cool that they have revitalised the flashbacks this season, what with Desmond's thing and have some Island only flashbacks. The idea of a "flashfoward" was really rather cool (even if it has been done in other shows). What if beardy unabomber Jack is in fact flashing back to the Island and the "present" timeline as it were, was him trying to get back?


    The Expedition/we must work together music kept making me laugh - it sounded completely out of place for some reason.


    Mikhail with the grenade was superb... that crazy russian undead trickster!

  9. You know, if I wanted to watch an invisible man hurl things with his mind I'd tune into Heroes, not LOST. I may be the only one not wowed by last nights episode.


    While I agree that Jacob the invisible crazy man was a bit lame (is he the smoke as well maybe?). I liked the rest of the episode. The immortal or long lived Richard was freaky (I caught the hint at the beginning of the episode about remembering birthdays). What was even more disturbing was the mass murder of the Dharma peeps. It all throws up more mystery without the old ****tease method that was typical of LOST earlier on in the series.

  10. Holy cow,

    how did Sylar restart time!

    And I cant see how the little girl

    "who can find anyone she thinks of" is going to be the "only one who can stop Sylar".



    Anouther great episode. :yucky:


    I think Hiro just lost concentration rather than Sylar doing anything.


    The little girls

    disease prevents Heroes from using their powers and then eventually kills them


  11. I think an important flaw that everyone seems to be missing in Spidey 3 is how fat Tobey Maguire looked. Kirsten Dunst looked a little chubby too at times. Also James Franco's teeth were really yellow. Above everything else these things totally ruined the film for me.

  12. By the way, Lost is going for 3 more seasons, 16 episodes each.




    Why they don't just do 2 more seasons of 24 episodes is beyond me.


    I would assume its an effort to stretch out merchandising potential. For example three season DVD box sets as opposed to two. The downside of this long term commitment is that now the writers can slack off and possibly add more filler.


    Still... I'm enjoying the hell out of this current season - there's like advancement in plot!! :bat:

  13. I was wondering, how was HRG able to "direct" his thoughts to Matt? Matt appears to be only able to focus his powers on who he can see and by concentrating. HRG woke him from a dead sleep and did all his communicating out of sight in another room. Not trying to point out a plot hole, just wondering aloud if HRG has some kind of power too.


    Its seems HRG has more insight into their powers than the "supers" themselves. This is evidenced by HRG's knowledge of Sprague's EMP ability before he knew himself.

  14. What the hell is the UK thinking with their speed limit signs? Good Lord, people, post your damnable national speed limit more than once. ONCE. I literally saw the national speed limit once. 70 and 60. Since I was tired and driving at the time, with other folks sleeping in the car, I didn't see which applied where.


    I know its too late and you probably know this by now, but the sign to show the national speed limit applies is:




    Here are some other road signs. http://www.highwaycode.gov.uk/signs04.htm


    I'm sorry to hear about your other non family related gripes, but like yeah... I guess I don't notice them because I am acclimatised.


    Better luck next time eh?

  15. That episode was a waste of space. What was the point? They introduce two new characters, complete with backstory, and then kill them off. Er, ok. How about a little plot advancement?


    The point was to let us know that Nikki has a hot little... posterior.


    As for lack of plot advancement, well we had a run of some good eps so a pointless filler ep was about due. I didn't mind too much myself, it reminded me of the awesomeness of the pilot episode and also how glad I am to be rid of Shannon. Actually tbh I liked the episode, the whole buried alive thing was ultra creepy. I laughed at Sawyer saying "who the hell is Nikki" straight after she "died".


    However, I am disappointed at not seeing and earlier Xerxes Paolo flash back :shifty:

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