The Master

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  1. Randomness

    Use this thread to post random pictures and thoughts.
  2. Watchmen *SPOILERS*

    David Hayter (writer of both X-Men films, and voice of Solid Snake) has gone on the record to report that Darren Aronofsky (Requiem for a Dream) will direct Watchmen!
  3. Suggest future actors for the HAA! spotlight

    There's an alternate reality where Steve Guttenberg starred in Big and wound up with Tom Hanks' career. For me, Guttenberg's appeal depends on how much you can stand his constant smirking. It's okay in small doses, but once you notice it, it gets tired.
  4. Suggest future actors for the HAA! spotlight

    Steve Guttenberg, and I'm not even joking. Between 1984 and 1987, he was in some of the highest grossing movies in each year, totaling $365,790,739. Police Academy (1984): $81,198,894 Cocoon (1985): $76,113,124 Short Circuit (1986): $40,697,761 3 Men and a Baby (1987): $167,780,960 While that's not a huge span to cover, it is an impressive list of movies and speaks volumes about his ability to draw asses to seats.
  5. Random wrestling thoughts

    Bobby Heenan has passed away. The man was a master at his craft, making everything he touched shine. Be it at ringside or in the commentators' both, he sold the entertainment, the wrestlers, and the stories like no one else.
  6. The All-Purpose Flickchart thread

    They Live.
  7. The assault on video games

    (source) 01. I am sick and tired of people connecting Columbine to video games. Jeffrey Dahmer's favorite book was Horton Hears a Who! by Dr. Seuss. Should we ban that? After all, if a cannibalistic serial killer enjoyed it, it must have corrupted him somehow. These people have to learn that one plus one does not always equal two. 02. If these people are going to attack games, they have to play them. 03. Video games have a self-governed rating system, one that the government has praised many times over as the best rating system ever. What these politicians need to do is make parents aware of said rating system, so they can make wise decisions when it comes to what games their children can and cannot buy/play. Attacking the industry is ridiculous. 04. Go after the stores that sell M-rated games to minors, not the companies who have every right to produce those games. 05. They talk about the gaming industry "training kids to kill". Never mind that the US Army produced a computer game entitled America's Army and gave it away for free as a way to entice gamers to enlist. The reason for this marketing ploy? More and more weapons are becoming computer based, and the Army needs people who are accustomed to using computers on a daily basis to operate them. They also want young people who are supposedly desensitized to killing because of games. The idea is that number of cases of shell shock (or post traumatic stress disorder) will decrease, and more and more enlisted men will want to make careers out of the Army because they don't feel sorrow over pulling a trigger. By no means am I saying some games aren't overly violent, but this is turning into a witch hunt of the highest order and is akin to what happened to comic books in 1954.
  8. Good point. Also true. Oh yeah, it would have to be, unless they retcon the ending like Resurrection did.
  9. On Twitter, Jamie Lee Curtis posted: "Same porch. Same clothes. Same issues. 40 years later. Headed back to Haddonfield one last time for Halloween. Release date 10/19/18." So this will have to ignore Halloween: Resurrection, in which Michael killed Laurie. So the current timeline is: Halloween (1978), Halloween II (1981), H20, then Halloween (2018). With H20 having written Halloween III: Season of the Witch, Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers, Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers, and Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers out of continuity, and Halloween (2007) and Halloween II (2009) being remakes, there are more out-of-continuity Halloween movies than in-continuity movies. Can any other movie series make that claim?
  10. Poll for episode 12.02

    "The Old, the New, and the Deadly" because it has The Doctor. "Chain of Events" because it sounds fun. "The Long Goodbye" because I want to hear the conversation that will be sparked by the "'considerate' daughters."
  11. The "I need to vent" thread

    Use this thread to get shit off your chest. I'll start. Four plumbers just left our place... after seven hours of snaking the drain in our kitchen. Does it really take that long to clear a drain? Then they got water all over the floor -- twice -- with no way to clean it up. How is it that plumbers don't have some sort of towels or rags to clean up a floor? :grumble:
  12. What are you watching and enjoying?

    Might give that one a try.
  13. What are you watching and enjoying?

    Oh man, I am so due a rewatch of that, butI'm not sure I can do one that's that long tonight.
  14. What are you watching and enjoying?

    Thinking of staying up to watch a horror movie tonight. Please throw suggestions my way.
  15. iTunes trouble?

    Sorry about that. Though I have experienced this, it happens with all of my podcasts, so I just assumed it was my phone. GoDaddy is due a call (for numerous reasons), so I will mention this when I speak with them.
  16. iTunes trouble?

    Is anyone else having a hard time downloading the podcasts either from iTunes or directly from the site?
  17. The "I need to vent" thread

    You and Shana need to swap stories. She teaches college English and comes home all the time with stories of students who've typed essays on their phone (complete with texting shorthand), who've written multi-page documents without paragraph breaks, who randomly use exclamation points, and so on. And we're not talking first-year college students (who, admittedly, should know better); we're talking second-semester / second-year students who received faculty approval to advance to the next level. There's a systemic "meh, push 'em through" attitude that's gross and does a horrible disservice to the students, their education, and any chance they have at advancing in their careers.
  18. Every comic you've read in 2017

    Red Hood and the Outlaws #13: A bit hammy, but it'll be interesting to see how long DC keeps this going. Elektra #5: Too many old school gaming puns, and the series ends on a maybe-it'll-be-resolved cliffhanger. Comics: 435
  19. Episode 971

    Wow! I didn't realize that was him. Good catch!
  20. The great online deals thread

    For the students out there with .edu e-mail addresses, Amazon is offering free upgrades to Amazon Prime for one year. Click here to sign up.
  21. Episode 972

    Yup, that was Ganthet.
  22. Every comic you've read in 2017

    Spider-Man II #2: I have no idea what's going on, and I'm not sure I care. Generations: Wolverine / All-New Wolverine: Exactly what you expect from an old-school Wolverine book, with a bit of an emotional punch at the end. Comics: 433
  23. Batman 66 Animated Movie

    Right? Had he not been specifically named in the trailer, I would have had no -- and I mean absolutely no -- clue that was Shatner.