Out of the Blue

Having broken through my recent inability to make it to the movies, I have now also managed to catch the X-Men sequel, which has made me quite the happy guy. Another terrific sequel to another terrific movie. Hey, something I wanted to mention about The Matrix Reloaded... while dutifully sitting through the credits (which pays off so often I have no idea why more don't do so), one of the stunt actor's names struck me... who knew Mike Martinez had time for work in Hollywood amid sending so many contributions here?!

Play Time: Do you know Michael's Nose. Thanks WarPig. I was 12/15.
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Re: SARS
May 25, 2003, 17:31
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Re: SARS May 25, 2003, 17:31
May 25, 2003, 17:31
 
MEAT IS MURDER!!!


I'd like my murder medium rare, please.

-LordSteev

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Re: Mad Cow Desease
May 25, 2003, 12:29
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Re: Mad Cow Desease May 25, 2003, 12:29
May 25, 2003, 12:29
 
Alberta Beef from Canada is by far the best beef in the world.

Hell no, Kobe Beef is the best beef out there.

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Animatrix...
May 25, 2003, 10:39
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Animatrix... May 25, 2003, 10:39
May 25, 2003, 10:39
 
Personally my favs are Matriculated and Beyond.

The former more for it's technicalities than the actual plot (Which wasn't clearly resolved) and the character discussion (Which quickly lost focus.) Having watched a few episodes of the director's prior work, Aeon Flux, I did expect a certain degree of fucked-up-ness to the storyline (Figure it out for yourself is all I can say.) The intensity of the visual and audible experience (The robot sounds owned me!) always made up for it.

I liked Beyond's simplicity and the relevance of the storyline. There were many allusions to the contrast between the ordinary, routine monotony of daily life in Japan versus the free-spirited exploration every child enjoys. It reminds us that we were all once young purveyors of chaos, naturally attracted to "Render Anomalies" such as that haunted house.

I didn't completely understand the techno-gangland visual style implemented in the Detective Story. Was this meant as the Matrix interpreted through the PI's perception, another version of the Matrix, or simply nothing more than eye candy? I'm leaning towards the latter. It doesn't have much else.

World Record was rather nice in the way it deviated from The Matrix's original visual style into something more expressive than derivative.

I found 2nd Renaissance too cliched (Just like the climax of the director's other opus, Blue Submarine 6) although as a "historical documentary" it did have the largest scope. The war scenes were very engaging.

Kid's Story tied in with the movie in a pertinent but ultimately predictable manner.

Program had a unique samurai style (Complete with a Crouching-Tiger-esque jumping-on-roofs scene), but that was about it.

Final Flight was nothing more than a novelty CGI tie-in IMO.

If you need your Matrix fix then by all means go watch all of them, just don't expect to be consistently blown away like in the movies.
"Nothing livens up a robotic hymn of doom more than an amazing pair of jugs." - Brak
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Re: SARS
May 25, 2003, 08:36
WarPig
 
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Re: SARS May 25, 2003, 08:36
May 25, 2003, 08:36
 WarPig
 
Probably when those silly North Americans learn to not eat beef.

MEAT IS MURDER!!!

mmmmmm..... murderrrrr

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Re: SARS
May 25, 2003, 06:30
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Re: SARS May 25, 2003, 06:30
May 25, 2003, 06:30
 
SARS engineered? Same as AIDS?

I doubt either of them. As people have said - if SARS was engineered to kill people then it does a terrible job of it. Sure, it has about a 10% fatality rate, but how many people have actually caught it? Not all that many when you look at the population of the whole world.

As for AIDS - why would a government develop a disease like that, then ship it over to Africa and kill everyone there? Who gives a toss about a bunch of Africans? I'm not being cruel, I'm being serious, no one really cares about the Africans which is very very sad indeed. But the thing is, no one cares if they live or die as it is, so why would anyone go to the trouble of developing a disease to kill them all off? It makes no sense.

SARS = flu mutated in chickens

AIDS = mutated monkey disease based on SIV

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Re: SARS
May 25, 2003, 03:47
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Re: SARS May 25, 2003, 03:47
May 25, 2003, 03:47
 
Probably when those silly North Americans learn to not eat beef.

I don't eat beef, sucka.
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Anyone get a chance to see Animatrix and have any thoughts on it? These episodes are fucking madness. Some of them were good like the final flight of the osiris which fit into the beginning of matrix reloaded. Another one that was good was the how the world got so fucked up and how the machines came to take over.... Now to the secret text

The haunted house episode was interesting to see a major glitch in the system and how it was patched up. The cat was so god damned annoying though.

What was the deal with the reprogramming robots episode and how the girl and the newly reprogrammed robot died? this was the most fucked up episode in the entire set of episodes that I watched

Anyone find the detective story hilarious when for some reason the cat threw the detective his hat when he was off to meet Trinity?


that's all for now... hopefully some of you out there have checked this out and have some comments. more information here: http://www.theanimatrix.com

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Mad Cow Desease
May 25, 2003, 01:16
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Mad Cow Desease May 25, 2003, 01:16
May 25, 2003, 01:16
 
Alberta Beef from Canada is by far the best beef in the world. Too bad that single case of mad cow desease caused it to be banned from just about everywhere.

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Re: SARS
May 25, 2003, 00:42
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Re: SARS May 25, 2003, 00:42
May 25, 2003, 00:42
 
when will those silly asians learn to not eat cats?

Probably when those silly North Americans learn to not eat beef.

PZ
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Re: SARS
May 24, 2003, 23:07
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Re: SARS May 24, 2003, 23:07
May 24, 2003, 23:07
 
SARS being airborne hasn't been ruled out yet. As for the whole conspiracy theory thing... Puh-lease! People are actually elected into the government you know. You figure at least one politician with a sense of morality would have spilled the beans by now if all this stuff was going on. I have no doubts that the government has biological/chemical weapons for reasons of national security, but I won't go so far as to say they're being used for population control. Give me a break!

But then again, just because you're paranoid, it doesn't mean they're not out to get you. Muahahahaha!!! Just kidding.

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Re: TMI Tracert
May 24, 2003, 19:34
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Re: TMI Tracert May 24, 2003, 19:34
May 24, 2003, 19:34
 
I can't believe that is real, but it is.

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Re: SARS
May 24, 2003, 18:49
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Re: SARS May 24, 2003, 18:49
May 24, 2003, 18:49
 
Yes, but a virus like SARS is perfect for population control. It doesn't kill everyone, just the weak, infirm and elderly by and large. Culling the herd so to speak.

It originated in China-the most overpopulated county on the planet. Couple that with the planet being vastly overpopulated and it's a perfect population control virus.

It's not airborne, and has to be spread by (near) contact, therefore it doesn't spread as rapidly-which makes it unlikely it would ever reach plague proportions, and therefor wouldn't have the power to throw the globe into economic depression.

As a weapon, it has a lot of pluses. I'd say more than likely it was an accident, however, it wouldn't be the first time something like this occured by design.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/plague/etc/cron.html

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0312203535/104-8286769-7246324?vi=glance


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Re: SARS
May 24, 2003, 18:48
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Re: SARS May 24, 2003, 18:48
May 24, 2003, 18:48
 
Haha! I love hearing from conspiracy theorists/misc nutjobs.
Like Mag said, what kind of an evil genetically engineered super virus has such a high survival rate? It's a bad case of the flu, not super ebola.

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Re: SARS
May 24, 2003, 17:43
mag
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Re: SARS May 24, 2003, 17:43
May 24, 2003, 17:43
mag
 
You'd think that it would be better at killing people than it is if it were grown in a lab. If my tax dollars are paying for killer viruseseses, then they'd better have a damn high fatality rate!

This comment was edited on May 24, 17:44.
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Re: SARS
May 24, 2003, 16:04
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Re: SARS May 24, 2003, 16:04
May 24, 2003, 16:04
 
It's more likely that SARS-like AIDS-was bioengineered. Think governments are above that sort of thing?

http://store.aetv.com/html/catalog/vp02.jhtml?id=42733

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1567510523/ref=ase_counterpunchmaga/104-8286769-7246324?v=glance&s=books


Midget soothsayer robs bank. Small medium at large.
http://www.mythicarealms.com
"And then, suddenly and without warning, it turned into a real-life case of hungry, hungry hippos."
- Stephen Colbert
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Re: yay
May 24, 2003, 15:44
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Re: yay May 24, 2003, 15:44
May 24, 2003, 15:44
 
Calm Like A Bomb is indeed very good. The Rob Zombie song was cack though.

I hope the third film succeeds in explaining just exactly what the hell is going on.

Edit:

Oh yeah, that's what I was going to say. My girlfriend (with her degree in microbiology and lots of knowledge of these things) says that the SARS thing will probably turn out to be some kind of mutated flu that's been through some chickens or other avian thing. Same as practically every other big disease to ever come out of Asia.

This comment was edited on May 24, 15:48.
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Re: yay
May 24, 2003, 14:54
8.
Re: yay May 24, 2003, 14:54
May 24, 2003, 14:54
 
RATM's "Calm Like a Bomb" isn't so bad.
There was only one catch and that was Catch-22
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No subject
May 24, 2003, 14:43
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No subject May 24, 2003, 14:43
May 24, 2003, 14:43
 
Thats kinda odd how we both saw X2 last night, blue... odd.

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Re: SARS
May 24, 2003, 14:41
6.
Re: SARS May 24, 2003, 14:41
May 24, 2003, 14:41
 
when will those silly asians learn to not eat cats?

"The" Dan
Intel 486SX, Trident video, 8MB RAM, 14" Generic Monitor, 100 MB HDD, Windows 3.11
http://www.ghostmastergame.com
"It's where it's at!" --Dantastic
ExcessDan
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Re: SARS
May 24, 2003, 13:46
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Re: SARS May 24, 2003, 13:46
May 24, 2003, 13:46
 
Your doubt is correct. It is more likely suspected SARS came from the Civet (a relative of the genet or binturong).

http://news.google.com/news?num=30&hl=en&edition=&q=sars+civet

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SARS
May 24, 2003, 13:38
WarPig
 
4.
SARS May 24, 2003, 13:38
May 24, 2003, 13:38
 WarPig
 
Did SARS come from the stars? Unlikely.

From a lab somewhere on earth? Wouldn't surprise me.
Oooops!

I got 13/15 right on the "pin the nose on the freak" site. Believe me, I'm not bragging about this.

And for those of you who haven't checked it out yet... that "hot JDM babe" is toppless!

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