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  • Just popped by my local theater to see Top Gun 2: Electric Boogaloo and after looking at the seating map of those already inside and the lengthy line still waiting to get in, decided to skip it for now. I'll go when the crowd thins out and I can still social distance.

    The recruiting signs from the US Navy that plastered the theater and surrounding area were not exactly subtle.

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    • Yvan Eht Nioj

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      • Srsly. If anything is more against the spirit of Memorial Day.

        Show some respect, ya titty fuckers. Tom Cruise can suck my dick. He doesn't even need to bend.
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        • Oh noes, I was a bad American for going to see first movie in a theater since Covid started?

          cool. Being called un American is about the highest compliment I could get!

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          • Ah Memorial Day...the day people pretend they care about the troops. Unlike all the other days of the year when we pretend to care about the troops!
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            • Originally posted by Handyman View Post
              Ah Memorial Day...the day people pretend they care about the troops. Unlike all the other days of the year when we pretend to care about the troops!
              Memorial Day is a day to mourn the casualties of war and vow to stop the idiocy, cruelty, cowardice, and profiteering of war.

              No military contractor or politician or advertiser or recruiter should show their face on this day.





              Bent double, like old beggars under sacks,

              Knock-kneed, coughing like hags, we cursed through sludge,

              Till on the haunting flares we turned our backs,

              And towards our distant rest began to trudge.

              Men marched asleep. Many had lost their boots,

              But limped on, blood-shod. All went lame; all blind;

              Drunk with fatigue; deaf even to the hoots

              Of gas-shells dropping softly behind.



              Gas! GAS! Quick, boys! — An ecstasy of fumbling

              Fitting the clumsy helmets just in time,

              But someone still was yelling out and stumbling

              And flound’ring like a man in fire or lime. —

              Dim through the misty panes and thick green light,

              As under a green sea, I saw him drowning.



              In all my dreams before my helpless sight,

              He plunges at me, guttering, choking, drowning.



              If in some smothering dreams, you too could pace

              Behind the wagon that we flung him in,

              And watch the white eyes writhing in his face,

              His hanging face, like a devil’s sick of sin;

              If you could hear, at every jolt, the blood

              Come gargling from the froth-corrupted lungs,

              Obscene as cancer, bitter as the cud

              Of vile, incurable sores on innocent tongues, —

              My friend, you would not tell with such high zest

              To children ardent for some desperate glory,

              The old Lie: Dulce et decorum est

              Pro patria mori.

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              • You all must be replying to someone on ignore. Based upon your replies I can infer the post in question was insipid at best which begs me to ask - why aren't you using the same feature?

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                • Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post
                  You all must be replying to someone on ignore. Based upon your replies I can infer the post in question was insipid at best which begs me to ask - why aren't you using the same feature?
                  Unlike you, we’re all still putting up with Kepler. Barely.
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                  • Originally posted by unofan View Post

                    80s had better comedies and action movies / tv. 90s had way, way better dramas on both mediums, hands down.

                    and while I like my share of 80s music, and never got into the grunge scene in the 90s, I'll still take the pop rock and punk scenes of the 90s with guitars over the 80s synth-heavy stuff.
                    Agree in general about the dramas and music.

                    90s had:
                    actions: T2, Matrix, Heat, The Professional, Jurassic Park, Lock stock, fugitive, Predator, Boondock saints, 5th element, first contact, Die Hard Vengance, Red October, total recall, the rock, enemy of the state, starship troopers, crimson tide, true lies, speed, ronin, goldeneye
                    comedy movies: office space, ace ventura, what about bob, american pie, dumb and dumber, 10 things I hate about you, lewbowski, tommy boy, groundhog day, grumpy old men,
                    simpsons, news radio, frasier, fresh prince, the tick, space ghost, 3rd rock, beavis & butthead. Among those I didn't care for but would make the list: Seinfeld, friends, kids in the hall, animaniacs, Coach

                    80s had:
                    Action: Empire, Raiders, Last Crusade, Die Hard, Terminator, (is blade runner action or drama?), Wrath of Kahn?, Lethal Weapon, beverly hills cop, karate kid
                    Comedy movies: NL vacation, christmas vacation, caddyshack, planes trains automobiles, spinal tap, naked gun, airplane, strange brew, spaceballs, uncle buck, ghostbusters, back to the future,
                    Cheers. I have no idea if these were good: Golden girls? Night Court? Newhart? Family Ties? Dukes of Hazard?

                    Action could go either way. 80s had some serious classics, but fewer of them.
                    Tough call on the comedy movies. Most of the 90s ones are more polarizing than the 80s. So probably edge goes to the 80s.
                    For TV comedies, I guess I disagree that the 80s had better, but that's only because I didn't grow up in the 80s and TV shows don't always have the same longevity that movies can sometimes have.
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                    • I forget which of you Vandals I have fought for years over how the Dark Knight is overrated fascist goo, but whoever it is deserves to know that this scene pulls me back to watch again and again because it is a perfect scene in everything: writing, acting, and direction. Everything most of the movie (Ledger excluded) lacks so overtly.

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                      • Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post

                        Agree in general about the dramas and music.

                        90s had:
                        actions: T2, Matrix, Heat, The Professional, Jurassic Park, Lock stock, fugitive, Predator, Boondock saints, 5th element, first contact, Die Hard Vengance, Red October, total recall, the rock, enemy of the state, starship troopers, crimson tide, true lies, speed, ronin, goldeneye
                        comedy movies: office space, ace ventura, what about bob, american pie, dumb and dumber, 10 things I hate about you, lewbowski, tommy boy, groundhog day, grumpy old men,
                        simpsons, news radio, frasier, fresh prince, the tick, space ghost, 3rd rock, beavis & butthead. Among those I didn't care for but would make the list: Seinfeld, friends, kids in the hall, animaniacs, Coach

                        80s had:
                        Action: Empire, Raiders, Last Crusade, Die Hard, Terminator, (is blade runner action or drama?), Wrath of Kahn?, Lethal Weapon, beverly hills cop, karate kid
                        Comedy movies: NL vacation, christmas vacation, caddyshack, planes trains automobiles, spinal tap, naked gun, airplane, strange brew, spaceballs, uncle buck, ghostbusters, back to the future,
                        Cheers. I have no idea if these were good: Golden girls? Night Court? Newhart? Family Ties? Dukes of Hazard?

                        Action could go either way. 80s had some serious classics, but fewer of them.
                        Tough call on the comedy movies. Most of the 90s ones are more polarizing than the 80s. So probably edge goes to the 80s.
                        For TV comedies, I guess I disagree that the 80s had better, but that's only because I didn't grow up in the 80s and TV shows don't always have the same longevity that movies can sometimes have.
                        Night court was amazing. For better or worse in hindsight, The Cosby Show was the #1 show in America for years for a reason. I was too young to fully enjoy Newhart, but my parents loved it. Golden Girls, Married with Children, Family Ties were all good. And yeah, Cheers is an all time classic.

                        On the tv action side, you had MacGyver, the A team, Miami Vice, and the latter half of CHiPs.

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                        • You may remember me from such hits as "everything since 1948 is crap" and "everything since 1648 is crap."

                          But 99% of television before 2000 was crap. Cheers was crap. MASH was crap. All in the Family was crap. I dare you to try to watch them now.

                          We are living in the golden age of television by such an order of magnitude it is as if television did not exist before 2000.
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                          • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                            You may remember me from such hits as "everything since 1948 is crap" and "everything since 1648 is crap."

                            But 99% of television before 2000 was crap. Cheers was crap. MASH was crap. All in the Family was crap. I dare you to try to watch them now.

                            We are living in the golden age of television by such an order of magnitude it is as if television did not exist before 2000.
                            You need to go sleep off the meds.

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                            • Originally posted by unofan View Post

                              You need to go sleep off the meds.
                              Dude, it's great up here.

                              Also sleeping hasn't helped. I wake up even more fucking wired. If this is what meth is like then my apologies to all the flyovers, I get it now.
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                              • Cheers still holds up as does MASH up until Henry, Radar, Frank and Trapper were all gone.

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