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  • in reply to: Something Fun for Mr. Pet and the Outsourced Techs #72958
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    *gets on soapbox*

    I would like to say that the outsourcing/ exporting does bug me, but what is really on my mind right now as a lifelong anti-federalist is that the SS are arresting people for displaying non-violent T-shirts or bumperstickers (Patriot Act Section 802: it is considered a terrorist act to try to change public opinion) and that the search warrant has been permanently abolished (Patriot Act Section 213 and 215 and the defeat of Freedom to Read HR4574). Thank you for your time. 👿

    Pet

    in reply to: Something Fun for Mr. Pet and the Outsourced Techs #72870
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    I don’t know how this applies to other companies, but at our company they outsource engineers by telling them they have to move to Singapore. If they’re not interested, they are replaced with people who are. Soooo, actually they are exporting engineers there, not hiring locally. 😕

    in reply to: Something serious (yet amazingly sureal sometimes) #72787
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    Mr. Pet suggests we solve the Social Security thing with Last Day and Soylent Green. But then most of us would be gone already…. 😀

    in reply to: Wierdest thing in your house #72779
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    I know some of you are going to take this wrong, but I now have a rubber chicken (literally) that screams when you choke it (literally)…. 😯

    in reply to: Anybody know any good Apocalyptic/post-Apocalyptic songs? #72640
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    I repeat myself when under stress….
    I repeat myself when under stress….
    I repeat myself when under stress….
    I repeat….

    😆

    in reply to: Something Fun for the Frey and all the Outsourced Techs #72639
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    I wish I could say it was my work. I just need a place to post the things my parents are forwarding to me. 😉 I think they are enthusiastic that we suddenly have something in common.

    And all it took was Sections 213 and 215! Who knew?

    Oh, and here:

    ________________

    REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE CONVENTION SCHEDULE New York, NY

    6:00 PM Opening Prayer led by the Reverend Jerry Falwell

    6:30 PM Pledge of Allegiance

    6:35 PM Burning of Bill of Rights (excluding 2nd amendment)

    6:45 PM Salute to the Coalition of the Willing

    6:46 PM Seminar #1: “Getting Your Kid a Military Deferment”

    7:30 PM First Presidential Beer Bong

    7:35 PM Serve “Freedom Fries”

    7:40 PM EPA Address #1: “Mercury, It’s What’s for Dinner”

    8:00 PM Vote on which country to invade next

    8:10 PM Call EMTs to pump Rush Limbaugh’s stomach

    8:15 PM John Ashcroft Lecture: The Homos Are After Your Children?

    8:30 PM Round table discussion on reproductive rights (men only)

    8:50 PM Seminar #2: “Corporations: The Government of the Future”

    9:00 PM Condi Rice sings “Can’t Help Lovin’ that Man”

    9:05 PM Second Presidential Beer Bong

    9:10 PM EPA Address #2: Trees: The real cause of forest fires?

    9:30 PM Break for secret meetings

    10:00 PM Second prayer led by Cal Thomas

    10:15 PM Lecture by Karl Rove: “Doublespeak Made Easy”

    10:30 PM Rumsfeld demonstration of how to squint and talk macho

    10:35 PM Bush demonstration of trademark “deer in headlights” stare

    10:40 PM John Ashcroft demonstrates new Kevlar chastity belt

    10:45 PM Clarence Thomas reads list of black republicans

    10:45:30 PM Third Presidential Beer Bong

    10:50 PM Seminar #3: “Education: A Drain on Our Nation’s Economy”

    11:10 PM Hilary Clinton Piñata

    11:20 PM Second Lecture by John Ashcroft: “Evolutionists: The Dangerous New

    Cult”

    11:30 PM Call EMTs to revive Rush Limbaugh

    11:35 PM Blame Clinton

    11:40 PM Laura serves milk and cookies

    11:50 PM Closing Prayer led by Jesus Himself

    12:00 PM Nomination of George W. Bush as Holy Supreme Planetary Overlord

    _________________

    Hee!

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    in reply to: Anybody know any good Apocalyptic/post-Apocalyptic songs? #72619
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    U2’s One Tree Hill always reminds me of the Apocalypse, but only if you’re into Revelation. If you don’t know the Bible verses it’s just a song about a guy dying in a motorcycle accident.

    Until the End of the World is Judas singing to Jesus.

    (BTW, non-Christian speaking; I just think U2 are shockingly literate for a pop band and Revelation would make a good alien invasion movie, if started on Chapter 8. I wrote one in college, but then I never did anything with it. 😉 )

    And what’s that oldie that goes “In the year 2525, if man is still alive…?”

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    in reply to: International The Prisoner Meetup Day #72534
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    Conjugal visits with the old ball and chain; I’m so there! 🙂

    Edit: Actually, despite my efforts, my wife does not share my conviction, nor has she ever been convicted. It really is a crime. Perhaps one glorious day she’ll be a Prisoner too. Like they say in the courts, if at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try, and try again.

    By the way, good idea with the internet meet-up service, but it’s fairly easy to get in touch with Prisoners – just call them on their “cell” phones. However, be careful… or you might get charged… with an enormous phone bill.

    I’ll probably sign up for the service. There are no Vancouverites yet, and unfortunately the only other Canadian Prisoner is way out in Toronto. I suppose we could meet halfway… Anybody know of any suitable halfway houses?

    Now, that whole post is some capital pun-ishment…. 😛

    in reply to: The Village, Texas #72532
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    Thanks Pet. I forwarded this to theSpouse. Not too amazingly he is interested. 😀

    He longs to live somewhere totaly effort free on his part. Ask Fx, she will back me up on this. 😀

    Ah! Then I am truly glad to be of service!! Just remember not to drink the tea…. 😀

    in reply to: The Village, Texas #72481
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    That’s the exact quote I used on the TPNG! Too funny! 😀

    I learned about it quite some time ago when Mr. Pet got a call from someone in the Village, but it slipped my mind until recently.

    I feel like stealing their pictures and putting rovers in them…. 😀

    Pet

    Hey! ”The Vanished” played there! That is telling! 😆

    in reply to: Sci-fi’s Bonnie Hammer – Is enough enough? #72474
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    because they stopped showing re-runs of Space: Above and Beyond.

    I got a pretty good floating-icon-free DVD set of this. Finally the B+witch-w word isn’t cut out, so it is actually better than the Sly-Fi and Fox broadcasts. Win-win. 😉

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    (To be honest, the first I heard of this Mocumentary was here, but I’m always up for a Bonnie Bash!)

    in reply to: The make a movie game! #72472
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    Quentin Tarantino to do “Paradise Lost”, just because it might be the funniest movie ever.

    😆 😆 😆 SWEEEET! 😆 😆 😆

    Walken in a dual role as Satan and God? Carradine as Beelzebub? Hayek as Death? Thurman as Eve? Could work!

    Unless Walken wanted to reprise Gabriel, in which case I suggest Willem Dafoe as God and Satan.

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    in reply to: Sci-fi’s Bonnie Hammer – Is enough enough? #72454
    pet
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    I would like to thank Bonnie for showing me the error of my ways. That bitch is the reason I cancelled my satellite service:

    Cancelling high-rated shows +

    Changing shows which reached too many female viewers=

    I don’t care what you think.

    She proved to me it doesn’t matter if I have a Nielsen box or not, she wasn’t going to listen to it. No point in getting attached to something new. I believe I’ve only watched half a dozen Simpsons episodes and 1 ep of SNL (Best of Walken) off the snowy antenna since December 1.

    Nothing else I’ve watched is in danger of being cancelled or over-hyped, as they are all sitting on shelves in my livingroom.

    BTW: This is not a holier-than-thou post in regards to those of you who can still handle that channel without cringeing. My compliments to your strength. I just couldn’t stomach the BS anymore and found I was much happier spending my sat money on DVDs. I am surviving perfectly well without The Sly-Fi channel as broadcast because now I can actually be sure I’m going to watch some science fiction when I expect to see it. If you wait long enough you can get the Sly-Fi shows you want without the other crap, anyway, assuming you really want it after you see what’s out there, (especially with a multiregion/region free player).

    Pet

    in reply to: The OTHER Prisoner movie— Yikes! #72436
    pet
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    Okay, here’s the sumup:

    An actor, whose name I’ve already forgotten but who has apparently been in a hundred movies or something, finishes filming a James Bond type scene as a character named Drake which he believes to be his last. Afterwards, they ask him to fill out more paperwork for the next scene and ask for a butt print to identify him.

    In between the sex parts he quits, is gassed, taken to the colony, goes to the store, asks for a map, talks to other actors who quit, meets Number 3 (not 2) in an outhouse, gets set up with a Nadia type, breaks a Leo McKern No. 2 type, thinks hes about to escape for real, and then….

    Anyway, the dialogue is Prisonerish. No male frontal that I noticed. There are lots of jokes about the porn industry, some of which I’m sure went right over my head as I’m not a connosieur. One of them was about how he didn’t know what type of movie he’d been in when he quit because he always fast forwarded over the dialogue to get to the sex parts. (Which I found funny because that’s the opposite of what I did. It made it about half an hour. If there was any Pris dialogue in VO during the sex bits I missed it.)

    But in all it was pretty funny. And Rover just looked like a normal green ball. (No Woody Allen mad scientist stuff there. Just a plastic ball.) It can be distracted by getting naked. 😉

    Thar you go. Now I’m going to pass this on to someone else. Geez! The things I put myself through for my art! 🙂 Off to PM some curious people at my site.

    Pet

    in reply to: Poll: Contest for Kai mug, pick the winner! #72363
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    Participant

    Yikes!
    I only entered the contest for fun!

    As I’m not a collector of memorabilia, I’d like to bow out if I may, but I’m glad you enjoyed the limerick. 😀

    Ah, well, then we’ll just quietly let this fizzle out to the end of the poll…. 😉

    If you enter and win the Xev poster (coming soon!), you can pick someone to ship to, if that’s cool with you…. I’m gonna say this one should probably go to Barabbas since The Frey can get a Kai mug any time she wants. 8)

    Pet

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    Money Movers?[/url] 😕

    pet
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    I doubt it’ll help you, but “The Kidnapping of the President” I think had a bunch of people trying to get into an armored truck wired with explosives, didn’t it? That had William Shatner and Ava Gardner in it.

    “Killer Force” took place in a diamond mine in the desert. Peter Fonda was in that.

    (I haven’t seen either one.)

    in reply to: Poll: Contest for Kai mug, pick the winner! #72325
    pet
    Participant

    Contest ends July 3, decision made July 4.

    Pet

    Now, what the hell made me decide to end this contest the day my ISP does their “holiday upgrade” 🙄 ? I’ve spent the last two days watching “This page is unavailable offline… blasablasa” while I was already connected. And I notice they are blocking certain phrases and my POP3 port again, which means some local loudmouth using the internet as a babysitter found porn and blamed the ISP. 😡

    At least they’ve never reenacted the “flesh-tone filter”.

    Anyway, Mr. Pet (who IS registered at lexxfans, d’oh! 😳 ) and I each narrowed it down to a favorite but couldn’t get any further, so I’m putting up a poll for the final two, just to up the suspense…. 😉

    Each of the following showed up on both of our lists:

    Barabbas’ Kaiku
    and
    Nursewhen’s Limerick

    (both seen above in their entirety)

    So, waddoya think?

    Pet

    in reply to: I go away and I come back to check on the news …. #72269
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    You’re Number 1 for July!

    Edit: But it looks like it’s one of those places where webmasters can raise their score by refreshing and clicking. If they don’t have a safeguard for that, then it’s just a matter of who has the most friends with time on their hands. Also, strangers click more when they see a new button, that may or may not taper off.

    in reply to: Something Fun for Mr. Pet and the Outsourced Techs #72257
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    Participant

    Tell you what, I’ve been watching GVSE, and I think Armageddon already started:

    😈 (Now, you REALLY have to be a geek to think THIS is funny!)
    :83:

    in reply to: Prisoner novel news — JMS to do intro! #72253
    pet
    Participant

    Great news, Jon, you should put that in the “Submit News” module so it will be on the front page of the site for the next few weeks instead of buried in the Prisoner forum where the B5 lurkers might miss it….

    EYE AM KNOT A NUMBER AYE AMA FREE MAN SCRIBBLE CRICKET!!

    There. That’s how big a geek I am, but that’s the only non-arguable Pris reference I found on B5. Everything else looks coincidental to me. (Well, except for the Psi-Corps salute.) Too bad he never got the Paddy on the show. Sigh.

    Anyhoo, the opener already has a better hook, IMHO, than Disch, congrats!

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    in reply to: Something Fun for Mr. Pet and the Outsourced Techs #72234
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    IT people watch ”Dune” a lot. We get into heated arguments over which is better–the David Lynch version or the SciFi Channel version.

    Or which details of the new books don’t match details of the old books… If I didn’t know better, I’d swear this was written by Mr. Pet. 😀

    (Oh! And how much of the scenery in Lord of the Rings was stolen from Everquest, and how much scenery from Everquest was stolen from Tolkien and Stargate. Never ending cycle.)

    He appears to have missed the caffiene-molecule T-shirt, which, now that Mr. Pet is in the geriatric drug-dealing business, has been replaced with, “No, I will not fix your computer.”

    Both obtained here[/url], I believe, which is in his shopping bookmarks under “software”. 😆

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    in reply to: Poll: Contest for Kai mug, pick the winner! #72233
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    Participant

    Hey, enter as many times as you like, that’s cool with me. 😀

    in reply to: Attack Hits Thousands of Web Site #72216
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    Heh… I thought you were talking about Microsoft until I clicked on the link.

    😆 😆 😆

    in reply to: The OTHER Prisoner movie— Yikes! #72213
    pet
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    Ugh! Every time I hack my site I forget how to use BBcode!

    Thanks, SS! I’ll have to look for that one. In truth, though, One Life to Live has to have a better Fall Out episode than Dilbert, since I don’t believe this is one and while I don’t like soaps I really hate Dilbert.

    My favorite Arrival was I-man’s A Sense of Community, but I haven’t gotten word that they released the second set yet so I don’t have it.

    :83:

    in reply to: The OTHER Prisoner movie— Yikes! #72211
    pet
    Participant

    Well, here’s the best clip I could manage. There are a few skips, but it’ll do.

    Here is a picture of the setup of a US Congressional hearing:

    And here are some close-ups:


    I think both TP and Dilbert took the design from a common amphitheatre quarter-round used for public meetings. Perhaps the page author saw the Prisoner in it because s/he is unfamiliar with US subcommittee hearings? It doesn’t look anything like what I’ve seen of British Parliament.

    We see rooms like this whenever a celebrity gets on the bandwagon about Scientology or whatnot.

    But I am not a Fall Out scholar. 😉

    Anyway, enjoy!

    :83:

    in reply to: The OTHER Prisoner movie— Yikes! #72206
    pet
    Participant

    Well, there’s a scene in Congress where everyone in favor of Dogbert Day says “Aye aye aye!” but it looks just like a normal US congressional hearing to me otherwise. And the throne on the float doesn’t look very Fallout-esque to me either.

    So aside from reading into the Ayes, which they say in Congress Prisoner or no, (or at least they used to) I don’t see it. 😕 If it was supposed to be a Pris reference and not a jab at Congress mindlessly agreeing to ridiculous demands, they would have put in a see-saw or the Number 1 eye or had someone in a particolored mask walk by. Or the guy with the plastic explosives would have been dressed like Number 48.

    I can upload some screencaps when my server is back up and you can judge for yourself.

    Pet

    in reply to: question about the news module. #72205
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    Thanks, Logan, I wasn’t sure if the modules stripped the f*cking swears anymore, since I’ve seen a** and p*ss show up on the boards, and I didn’t recall seeing either at the old site. Not that I have a problem with that.

    I prefer to use the stars when actually published as news or a review and not a board conversation, but if it stripped them automatically I wouldn’t have to think about it and a tired old admin wouldn’t have to find and fix for me– especially in longer things like reviews. I’ve been editing some reviews for a show which has badly-behaved angels in it. Without the swearing (or simulated swearing) it wouldn’t be nearly as funny, but I worry I may miss some because it doesn’t offend me personally.

    :83:

    in reply to: question about the news module. #72195
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    Geez! What possesses someone like that to run for office? 😯

    Anyhoo, I have a related submission question, should profanity be starred out of a quote in news or reviews, or do you have a setting to replace censored words, or dontcha care?

    (I once avoided adding a news item because I didn’t have time to post the question, then I forgot all about it….)

    :83:

    in reply to: The OTHER Prisoner movie— Yikes! #72194
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    Was that the one? You should hear the story behind Dilbert:

    This guy contacts me and offers to trade the Dilbert ep with the Fall-out scene and a Nowhere Man magazine article for anything extra I have. I trade him a pack of postcards.

    Then, I get my mag (cool!) and the complete Dilbert set in the mail (oookaaaay) and a note saying when I’m finished I can sell the set on Ebay (cool) because the show sucks (oookaaaay). I write to find out which ep it was, and can’t get ahold of the guy because he went on some extreme sports decathalon thing (from what I gather).

    So I actually have to watch the episodes. I did it while working out because I hate the animated Dilbert and it was less frustrating that way. I only cracked a smile once when Loud Howard sneezed someone’s skin off. They should have had more of that. It was excruciating.

    I thought I got through them, but it turns out each disk has other pages with episodes on them, and I may have skipped a disk, so I gave up.

    Then he writes back and admits that he only bought the set because he saw on the internet somewhere there was a Fall Out scene, so he didn’t watch the whole thing either! 🙄

    UGH!

    I’ll look on that one when I can bring myself to open it again.

    :83:

    in reply to: The OTHER Prisoner movie— Yikes! #72175
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    I figure even though people actually in the act look more ridiculous than sexy to me, and this is sure to ultimately be terrible, it can’t be less entertaining than suffering through the Dilbert DVDs looking for a rumored Fall Out throne.

    There was a show on Trio for awhile (I think it was called “Good Clean Porn”? Perhaps someone could correct me on this…) which showcased dialogue and acting ability by editing out the “money shots”. I wonder how many were good enough to make the cut in that regard.

    in reply to: Bush, the sites that make us smile. #72163
    pet
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    Why does this make me expect an updated version of The Madness of King George? 😉

    in reply to: The OTHER Prisoner movie— Yikes! #72162
    pet
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    Yes it is! Someone reviewed it on the Pris NG, but I seemed to have missed that part. They say the production values were terrible (no, really?) but the dialogue was good.

    Anyway, I bought it. It’s cheap on so many levels. 😉

    Pet

    in reply to: Funny Election Stuff #72131
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    Sorry I messed up the link above. It has been fixed. They would make great avatars, I think!

    Anyway, I’m rather fond of:

    I’ve had it with Bush, now I want it without.

    The truth? Never touch the stuff.

    Dangerous as Death, Dumb as a Doorknob

    Hail to the Thief

    And Bush quotes like:

    There ought to be limits on freedom. ❗

    Who cares what you think?

    And this classic which used to refer to someone else (didn’t it?), but I saw recenty on an A-GWB button:

    I wouldn’t piss down his throat if his heart was on fire.

    Pet

    in reply to: Anyone seen Stepford Wives? Thoughts… *Spoilers* #72123
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    Participant

    I was thinking that the original used drugs and mindwashing …. but it has been a long time since I read the book.

    I was thinking that the original used drugs and mindwashing …. but it has been a long time since I read the book.
    [/quote]

    I was thinking that the original used drugs and mindwashing …. but it has been a long time since I read the book.

    You will bring Han Solo and the Wookie to me….

    in reply to: Long live the revolution! #72111
    pet
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    It is is the script. 🙁

    Edit: That new Av made me do a double-take! Hee! 😆

    in reply to: Anyone seen Stepford Wives? Thoughts… *Spoilers* #72109
    pet
    Participant

    I was thinking that the original used drugs and mindwashing …. but it has been a long time since I read the book.

    😆 They got to me, too….

    in reply to: Anyone seen Stepford Wives? Thoughts… *Spoilers* #72095
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    Participant

    Ah! You know, I think I must have seen the second one, because I don’t remember any robots and the drugging thing rings a bell.

    I had wanted to see it because Walken is in it, but Mr. Pet doesn’t want to be “stuck in a dark room with Bette Midler and no mute button”, so we compromised by buying the Dead Zone and going out for Harry Potter instead (which did not have enough Gary Oldman in it). So it looks like I’ll have to revive this thread when the DVD comes out. Sigh.

    I just heard Lovitz mention it on the Simpsons S4 commentary. Funny things you pick up on those…. 😀

    in reply to: DVD’s, do they exist? #72084
    pet
    Participant

    Not yet, but they will be uncensored when they come out. You can read about that here.

    (P.S. Uncensored DVDs: Whoo-hoo! 😀 )

    in reply to: Anyone seen Stepford Wives? Thoughts… *Spoilers* #72083
    pet
    Participant

    I haven’t seen it yet, but I don’t remember the original having anything to do with nanotechnology, did it? It’s been quite awhile….

    Me, as far as remakes of brainwashing movies are concerned, I’m more interested in how Jonathan Demme is going to explain the title of the new Manchurian Candidate, since it now takes place after the Gulf War which didn’t involve China at all….

    BTW, is the Stepford Wives as funny as it looks in the trailers, or is that misleading?

    in reply to: Help our pal in Kenya? #72036
    pet
    Participant

    I’ve sent NTSC tapes to Austria and Ethiopia before and they play fine on multiregion VCRs, but alas, I have purged all Lexx from my house so I have nothing to send unless someone wants me to make some Dina Martina VHS labels. 😈

    But I’m sure with the network of Lexxians here he’ll have a whole set in a few weeks. 🙂

    in reply to: Rant about the Conan O’Brien Show #72035
    pet
    Participant

    He should see all the Prisoner sets.

    Lessee, A&E 2 disk sets, A&E Megaset, Carlton set, Aussie set, Alternative pilot (which comes with some sets, but not others), and 6 remastered DeAg episodes, and I think the French one is out?

    Also numerous VHS versions.

    And the unrelated movie starring Jackie Chan, O’course.

    On the bright side, some people are going to look up Robotech after seeing it air. Perhaps they didn’t know it was out on DVD at all! Perhaps they didn’t know it existed! Could be a good thang.

    Anyhoo, I’d be more annoyed at having several copies of DVDs of the same movies: Fullscreen, widescreen, director’s cut, special editions, collector’s editions, economy, yikes! It’s getting so I force myself to wait for a year after the first dvd release of a current movie before I decide to buy it so I can get the one with the features I want.

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    in reply to: Funny Election Stuff #72016
    pet
    Participant

    Hee! I found something similar but much larger in scope recently. If you search for “idiot” at cafeshops, you end up here:

    A Rose is a Rose /Anti-Bush Gear Headquarters

    (This store also has Republicans against Bush gear, and they appear to take requests.)

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    Edit: Sorry! I didn’t copy all of the search link. The URL has been fixed.

    in reply to: Funny Election Stuff #72002
    pet
    Participant

    The problem is that the people who are smart enough to run the country are generally too smart to run for office.

    I never vote for anybody, so it makes no difference which candidate I support, because I don’t support any of them. I always vote against the person most interested in invading my Privacy, whether its my health records, personal opinions, or what I’m allowed to read.

    But this year since nearly everyone I know has been laid off, (including Mr. Pet and me, but mine’s recall so not so bad) I’ll feel obligated to vote against the people most interested in paying companies to send skilled labor overseas.

    Luckily both issues seem to line up perfectly.

    in reply to: Lexx Panel Problem at DragonCon 2004 #71864
    pet
    Participant

    This may be a good one…

    Lust in Space: Sexuality in the Lexx universe.

    Let it be known that I am speaking quite seriously here, this sounds like a good idea. As many who’ve only seen the ads still view it as “geek porn” you may actually be able to dispel some Lexx myths with this as well.

    in reply to: Pointless Spam… #71862
    pet
    Participant

    Apparently, people do respond to them, although most of the people I know aren’t idiots so I don’t know anyone personally who has (except almost a decade ago when someone was trying to get Cyberpromo’s actual physical address to complain).

    It only takes pennies to send a million emails a day. It also only takes one sucker or novice to buy something and ruin it for the rest of us.

    More importantly, it’s not the spammers themselves who believe they will get a response. They don’t care. They make their money off of people who believe people will respond to spam advertising by selling addresses they harvest from forwarded jokes, newsgroups and guestbooks and sales from online services who claim they will not sell addresses if you sign up for something.

    As a domain registrant I can make all non-specific email get forwarded to one email address if it doesn’t really exist, so every time I sign up for an online service or order something or register a piece of software, I make up an address named after the company I’m dealing with. This way I can track who sells my address and refuse to do business with them in the future.

    I’ve also had to block all common domain addresses like: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] because the spammers put those into their lists automatically when they find a new domain. My webmaster address is always the name of an actress who has worked with Patrick McGoohan, and it changes to a new one every time a spammer picks it up.

    I do believe in jail time for spammers who send porn email to minors, or who send porn email without checking to see if someone is a minor, or for sending ads for something that is clearly misleading or untrue or claims to be something its not like a Microsoft critical update or a note from a friend (which is illegal anyway, spam or not), but just for sending spam itself I think there should be a fine of double the profits made and community service picking up trash on the highway.

    (And maybe a public stoning for those ads that ask if I want a [email protected] for my Pen15.)

    Pet

    BTW: 11 executives of the Direct Marketing Association who are still fighting the National No-call telemarketing list signed up for it! Hmmm….

    in reply to: I hate Buffy!!! #71829
    pet
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    I have an Austin Powers talking watch that I’m not allowed to play over the intercom system anymore. 😈

    One of them told of coming out of a night club one evening and getting pushed and taunted a bit by a few “you ain’t so tough” dudes. They had been being coached a lot on fighting styles and doing work outs and such so he decided to take care of this his self…. and so the fight was on.

    When Vince Vaughn tried that, Steve Buscemi got stabbed in the neck.

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    in reply to: Lexx.com #71806
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    If you’re finally going to have control over content you should grab a plug-and-play php gallery for everyone’s screengrabs and scans and icons and con photos so you’d finally get a downloads section, you know? Maybe a spot for Brigadoom mp3’s (since they’re not illegal to trade). 💡

    in reply to: Lexx.com #71524
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    “Anál nathrach, orth’ bháis’s bethad, do chél dénmha.”

    When I emailed him, the serpent replied: Math fhein! Ach tha duil agam airgead fhaighinn.

    (Sorry, could never manage online accent marks….)

    in reply to: Just saw the pilot episode, Serenity #71507
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    (SAD should do a Cleo2525 forum 😈 )

    *whispers*
    (You could probably get a Cleo section in the guide if you were willing to do the reviews….)

    Oh, and Hiya!

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