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Signed On Apr 9, 2004, 17:38
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
19. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 28, 2017, 23:20 Mr. Tact
 
Darks wrote on Jan 28, 2017, 17:43:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 28, 2017, 15:09:
For me, "V for Vendetta" is the first thing that comes to mind.. although Alien is a close second.
I guess you just told us how young you are. Because that scene in Alien was a defining moment in movies and his career.
Haha! You must not have read many of my previous posts in this forum, seems like every other post I am excusing my opinion by saying I am a curmudgeon. V for Vendetta just hits all the right notes for me. Definitely a favorite film of mine, probably seen it a couple of dozen times at least. I'm old enough I saw both Alien and Star Wars in the theater during their original releases, before they were well known. It might be a defining moment in film history, but it's not the first thing I personally think of when John Hurt is mentioned.
 
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 28, 2017, 15:09 Mr. Tact
 
For me, "V for Vendetta" is the first thing that comes to mind.. although Alien is a close second.  
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39. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 28, 2017, 12:34 Mr. Tact
 
FWIW, I find jdreyer's points more compelling than yours, descender -- but whatever. It is a matter of opinion, there is no black and white here. There is certainly no reason for either side to get upset.

It's been a good discussion, please don't let it descend into name calling.
 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 27, 2017, 15:02 Mr. Tact
 
Quboid wrote on Jan 27, 2017, 14:49:
Oh this can't be true. Maybe it isn't. It's just too perfect.
Yeah... I'm not believing that without some better evidence....
 
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32. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 27, 2017, 10:02 Mr. Tact
 
Ah, got it...

Previously you said, "There are a ton of off-screen assumptions made for Luke's 'training'...". Other than flying the fighter, Luke doesn't show any particularly skills in ANH, right? No lightsaber battle, no defeating a Dark Side master... So, I'm not sure where the complaint is, and it certainly seems more reasonable than the things Rey pulls off. Now, I like the idea that Rey might have been trained at a young age and now has a memory block in place. I'd buy that plot device.

And I don't think a young Luke is a spoiled brat. He is frustrated, which can manifest in some cases similarly to being a spoiled brat, but they are very different. He indicates an interest in getting involved in other worldly events. So, it seems reasonable to assume he'd take steps to prepare for that. *shrug*

Ultimately, there are always lots of things which have to be assumed in film. They only have 2-3 hours to often show a person's entire life. Your points have some merit, and I'll agree with what you said earlier - "I agree we aren't talking equality here. ANH was a better overall movie but that doesn't make TFA bad."

The problem is ANH is the measuring stick, and TFA didn't get there. Probably not fair, but life isn't fair. All in all, good discussion. Thanks.
 
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30. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 26, 2017, 13:28 Mr. Tact
 
descender wrote on Jan 26, 2017, 12:55:
As far as I'm concerned (from what is actually shown in the movies) it makes way more sense for Rey to know how to fight with a lightsaber than it ever did for Luke.
Could you explain why you think this? Only seen TFA once, so maybe I am forgetting something?
 
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29. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 26, 2017, 13:19 Mr. Tact
 
Err... my bad, getting young Anakin confused with Luke... the piloting in the prequel was not Luke. So, no evidence Luke is an accomplished pilot prior to the start of ANH, except his claim.  
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27. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 26, 2017, 12:15 Mr. Tact
 
In ANH Luke claims to be an accomplished pilot (we aren't shown if this is accurate, but it is played up in the prequels). As far as making the "impossible shot" -- Luke says he doesn't think it is impossible -- "I used to bullseye womp rats in my T-16 back home. They're not much bigger than two meters." I'm sure you are at least partially right, we probably are more forgiving of ANH, but I still think there is less to forgive.  
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24. Re: etc., etc. Jan 26, 2017, 08:32 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Jan 26, 2017, 01:09:
TL;DR - Plot, characters, and settings were all recycled for TFA, and it made for a boring film with an illogical story.
I thought R2 woke up to a specific stimulus, but I don't really remember. I think you pretty much hit the nail on the head. Well said.
 
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News Comments > Evening Safety Dance
3. Re: Evening Safety Dance Jan 25, 2017, 22:24 Mr. Tact
 
Maybe we should start calling Trump "Charile Brown" or something?  
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22. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 25, 2017, 17:20 Mr. Tact
 
RIP - Mary Tyler Moore - one of the first women I ever had a celebrity crush on. A class act if ever there was one.  
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20. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 25, 2017, 00:37 Mr. Tact
 
FWIW (probably not much) -- I think Rogue One is far better than TFA. But then I have a major issue with the total lack of an original story in TFA. Not to mention the use of light sabers by people who basically have barely heard of the force.... but whatever. It is what it is. Lucas killed the franchise "a long time ago..."  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
4. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jan 24, 2017, 08:03 Mr. Tact
 
Thanks ViRGE -- I got that far. The part I don't get is...

Say I pay Valve my $2.49 to get a key. I open a box and I'm extremely lucky and get a skin "worth" $100. I trade the skin to a gambling site who gives me $100 credit. I gamble all my money away. How does the site get their $100? I guess they must sell it on an auction site?

Of course, above and beyond that -- I see example story in the referenced ESPN story as mostly a case of bad parenting.

 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
1. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Jan 23, 2017, 23:29 Mr. Tact
 
I am so old. I read these articles about Counter-Strike skin trading and gambling, and I still don't understand it... Confused  
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News Comments > Diablo III Postmortem
4. Re: Diablo III Postmortem Jan 23, 2017, 22:35 Mr. Tact
 
Okay -- if you bought the game straight out of the gate, yeah it might have been tough to get $60 worth of gaming out of D3. But if you waited a bit... then it was pretty easy to get at least that much out of it.

Was it everything, everyone was hoping for? Nope. It never could have been. And this commentary by Jay Wilson illustrates one of the reasons why it never could.
 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 23, 2017, 12:14 Mr. Tact
 
Looks like a three way tie in the pool. Congrats to the winners!  
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40. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 22, 2017, 20:48 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 22, 2017, 20:10:
You think any other administration didn't have GS on staff? Christ, Hillary was even deeper in their pocket than he is.
Exactly. Why are you giving a pass to Trump for what you claim all the previous Presidents did -- which is what you are complaining about? There IS NO DIFFERENCE. And saying Hillary is in the bankers pocket even if it is true, doesn't matter. Trump is President, and he is lining his cabinet with those bankers you are complaining so bitterly about...
 
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37. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 22, 2017, 19:59 Mr. Tact
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 22, 2017, 18:44:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 22, 2017, 18:08:
Come on Cutter. Yeah, every politician ever has used vague or misleading language and broken promises. But to regularly say things which are provably false -- immediately -- is unprecedented.

No man, every politician is a populist. You think Clinton wasn't lying out his ass? Who ratified NAFTA? Who gave Chine favored trading status that began their rise and the US' decline? Anyone who thinks Hillary would have been so much better needs to have their head checked. It would have been the same ol' status quo with the decline of the middle-class going on unabated. She would have brought in the TPIP which would have been the death knell of the middle-class.

Trump is actually really opposed to it on the other hand. That's not just talk. He knows where his bread is buttered, he doesn't need to screw over working class America to make money because it's not where he makes his money anyway. Hillary on the other hand as banker's lawyer is firmly in Wall St. pocket. Hillary, who served on the board of Walmart. Hilary who has always been firmly behind the trade deals that screwed American workers. If not for people like Hillary there wouldn't be a fucking Trump to begin with. Those are the people who have created this goddamned mess. For the 1000th time, this wasn't a vote for Trump it was a vote for change away from the same ol' Washington bullshit. And all those idiots who supported Hillary over Bernie need to learn that and fast.
Have you paid attention to his cabinet choices? Last I checked there were five current or former Goldman, Sachs employees in it. He is in as deep with the Wall Street bankers as Hillary was, if not deeper. I doubt she would have appointed Goldman, Sachs people simply because of the look. The only people who are responsible for the success of Walmart are the drones who shop there. That wouldn't include me.

Saying it wasn't a vote for Trump that it was a vote against the DC status quo ignores that Trump was and is doing exactly what they were. Saying one thing, doing another. As I mentioned with his cabinet choices, instead of "drain the swamp" it should have been "fill the swamp to the maximum".

I get a protest vote, I really do. If there had been a reasonable choice to make a protest vote, I would have done it. But the choice wasn't much of a protest. It's a magic show. It is no different than what we had before, and might be worse. Only time will tell.
 
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20. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 22, 2017, 18:08 Mr. Tact
 
Come on Cutter. Yeah, every politician ever has used vague or misleading language and broken promises. But to regularly say things which are provably false -- immediately -- is unprecedented.  
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 22, 2017, 16:18 Mr. Tact
 
Correct, it is not surprising at all. Trump has no impulse control. He behaves like 7 year old -- say something he doesn't like and he immediately responds, "UH-UH!"  
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