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It's a sad day in here, as Mimi, our family matriarch sometimes referred to here as GrandmaBlue died yesterday. Before her mental faculties started to fade over the past few years she was quite the sharp-minded and sharp-witted woman with remarkable degrees of old-world fastidiousness and frugality. She reached a ripe old age and managed to avoid serious illness or any such thing along the way, so we feel grateful for that as we let her go, but she will certainly be missed.

Links of the Day: The 20 Worst Movie Titles in Hollywood History.
Stories of the Day: Music industry to unveil amnesty offer for file sharers.
The End of Chocolate (as a Chocolatier Knows It) (registration required).
Science!: How Much Does a Hurricane Weigh?
Report: Bullies at risk of becoming criminals. If they're not already.
Media of the Day: Marweas. Thanks Hump.
Follow-up: McDonald's obesity suit thrown out.
Thanks Mike Martinez.

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177. My Condolences Sep 12, 2003, 06:09 Armengar
My Condolences to you and your family Blue.

Its not the cough that carries you off but the coffin they carry you off in.
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176. Re: Bad weekend Sep 9, 2003, 01:26 Wilf
Nah, Night of the Living Dead and all that were superb film titles. Almost classic.

Rancid Aluminium. That was daft.
Some suit somewhere wanted to create the same kind of feel as say 'Resevoir dogs'. And failed.

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175. Re: Bad weekend Sep 8, 2003, 20:31 nin
george Romeros 'Night of the living dead' 1968

The title may have not been the best, but I loved the movie...something about the way it was filmed in B & W actually added to the terror...

Supporter of the "A happy fredster is a muted fredster" fanclub.
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174. Re: Bad weekend Sep 8, 2003, 15:17 Jobz
my worst movie title is prob 'Brain Dead' 1990 and george Romeros 'Night of the living dead' 1968.

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173. Bad weekend Sep 8, 2003, 09:34 Wilf
My own grandmother passed away on Saturday night.
She was an absolute rock and her passing is hitting us hard.
My condolences to you and your family.

As for the 20 worst movie titles in hollywood history.. I'm speechless. Attack of the Clones was a stunning title for a film.


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172. Re: My Condolences Sep 6, 2003, 22:39 fredrickson
This comment was deleted on Sep 7, 10:50.
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171. My Condolences Sep 6, 2003, 16:03 Devster
I've currently got one grandmother left, and she has been tussling with her own mind for a few years now - it's not easy, and I feel for the loss.

phuck write of ewe type-o crytics
Psst: Dan = Fred. Pass it on.
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170. Re: my sincerest condolences blue Sep 6, 2003, 15:31 2ooL
I too have been reading since the good ol days of the quake rag. Felt like i knew her.


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169. Condolences Sep 6, 2003, 12:07 Bucky
Sorry for your loss Blue.

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168. grandma blue Sep 6, 2003, 11:06 quorn2002
thanks for sharing her with us. she will be missed. people are bigger than the physical space they occupy. their relation to and communion with others, their essence, spirit etc. is what is remembered.

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167. my sincerest condolences blue Sep 6, 2003, 05:30 Dclaw
I've been reading since the days of the quake rag.... Always noting those trips to see good ol' GrandmaBlue.

My sincerest condolences go out to you and the rest of your family.



The Death Claw
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166. Re: Condolensces Sep 6, 2003, 05:11 Hump
dont feel bad Enahs...I got married twice

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165. Re: Trolls Sep 6, 2003, 03:58 Lactose The Intolerant
I should mention Marweas was made long before Alex made that post on the relic forum, it was just a small taboo movie posted on the sierra forums.

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164. Re: Trolls Sep 6, 2003, 02:18 JediLuke
Which illustrates my point beautifully.

Not really. You made a bunch of baseless and hyperbolic comments/accusations and I responded in kind. Besides, I thought unpopular viewpoints and inappropriate humor were your cup of tea? Not when it's directed towards you though, is that it?

Give me a break dude, you tried to play Devil's Advocate and made some flawed points. I pointed them out. When you're talking about the response that trolls get, you act as though they're completely innocent people. If I hit you and you hit me back, do I have the right to complain about the terrible wrongs you have done me unjustly? Do we hear reports on the ghastly and senseless violence inflicted on would-be murderers by their intended victims?


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163. Re: Sorry Blue... Sep 6, 2003, 01:38 WarPig
Wow, finally got back from golf - thought we were going to get into a fight with the group ahead of us, luckily nothing happened. Kind of spoiled the outing.

Hey Warpig. Are you ready for Sunday? How do you think the Seahawks are going to fare this year?

Well, going into the preseason I was thinking that the Seahawks might surprise a few people this year. But since then they have already lost three important starters and I really didn't like the way they looked during a couple of the preseason games... so now I'm not quite so optimistic.

Will Holmgren still be coach in January?

I hope so. He's finally got the offense clicking and getting Ray Rhodes to run the defense was huge. Plus he's not the general manager any more which I thought was a bad deal - it's just too much for one guy to do with all the salary cap issues these days.

How about you? The Eagles should be strong again but they've already lost a few guys also. I think they and the Giants will go down to the wire in the East.

~ WarPig ~ More fun than a clown on fire.
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162. Re: Condolensces Sep 5, 2003, 23:27 Enahs
enough to do something that crazy Yikes!
Your smarter then I was.

But you still got time!

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161. Bittersweet Sep 5, 2003, 23:10 Prez
The death of my grandmother was a bittersweet event- I was elated her suffering was over and (excuse the religous allusion if that's not your thing) a better life was beginning. At the same time the finality of death stung horribly even though I witnessed her severe deterioration in the last weeks- you're never really ready to let go... I suspect that this might be a little of what Blue is feeling. I hate it when someone says "I know what your going through" because there's no way they can but at least I can relate. My sympathies to you and yours, Blue.

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160. Re: * REMOVED * Again! Sep 5, 2003, 23:08 Bronco
i don't get it

Maybe it was an inside joke.

Right wing conspiracy.


And don't blame society, for all the evidence here, you are a sociopath.
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159. Re: * REMOVED * Again! Sep 5, 2003, 23:06 ExcessDan
i don't get it




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158. * REMOVED * Again! Sep 5, 2003, 23:01 Tigger



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