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this week...?  well, go hit the front page to find out :)
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GrogCast Feedback / Re: GrogCast Season 5!
« Last post by SofaKings on Today at 04:49:19 AM »
Toonces & Mirth in this week's GrogCast for your weekend listening enjoyment
Cold Waters?  Yes please.  There goes $40 tonight. 
Had a tour of the USS West Virginia a couple years ago.  It was very, very cool!

Nice episode. 
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GrogCast Feedback / Re: GrogCast Season 5!
« Last post by bayonetbrant on Yesterday at 08:31:22 PM »
@Brant: The Hobbits are rubbish and should die consumed by flames.  Get a pirate copy of the Rankin-Bass.  It's much better and hews more closely to the story line.  And my nerdrage is a poor ember compared to my beloved's on this topic.

no need for a pirate.  I have it here somewhere in a box

The Peter Jackson flicks are not the Tolkien books.  They're a massive LotR prequel loosely based on the books, starring Christopher Lee's thoroughly-British dentalwork.

But as long as you don't compare them to the books, it's not a bad yarn.  It's just not the books.


The worst book-to-movie translation, without exception, is the Space-Movie-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named to which one of the lesser denizens of the Hollywood hog wallow tried to attach the title of a great book by Robert Heinlein.  Hint:  Doogie Hauser plays Himmler.

That's b/c they already had a movie written and went shopping for the rights to a media license they could slap on it, and found out the ST rights were available.  The bought them, w/ options for sequels, and slapped them on an existing screenplay.

As soon as they jettisoned the power armor, though, the key plot of the back half of the book with the un-named platoon sergeant goes out the window, b/c you can see everyone's faces and there are no surprises.

Plus, it's clear they studied tactics at the George Lucas School of Braveheart Battle Scenes Only With Blasters Instead of Broadswords.
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GrogCast Feedback / Re: GrogCast Season 5!
« Last post by MetalDog on Yesterday at 07:48:21 PM »
Animadversions:

@SofaKings:  Thanks for your concern, but I've taken to drinking heavily and it does help.

@Barth:  JTS loves you anyway, as it loves all people.

@MD:  Your "Faramir" line has made you my wife's favorite.

@Brant: The Hobbits are rubbish and should die consumed by flames.  Get a pirate copy of the Rankin-Bass.  It's much better and hews more closely to the story line.  And my nerdrage is a poor ember compared to my beloved's on this topic.

The worst book-to-movie translation, without exception, is the Space-Movie-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named to which one of the lesser denizens of the Hollywood hog wallow tried to attach the title of a great book by Robert Heinlein.  Hint:  Doogie Hauser plays Himmler.

My oldest die is easily the Gamescience die of which I've spoken.  Tragically, it is no longer under warranty.


Your wife is a woman of discernment and good taste.  And her nerdrage is well placed and righteous.
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GrogCast Feedback / Re: GrogCast Season 5!
« Last post by SofaKings on Yesterday at 07:16:36 PM »
friends?
My friends? More like " bring out your dead..." #holygrail
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GrogCast Feedback / Re: GrogCast Season 5!
« Last post by Cyrano on Yesterday at 03:15:12 PM »
Animadversions:

@SofaKings:  Thanks for your concern, but I've taken to drinking heavily and it does help.

@Barth:  JTS loves you anyway, as it loves all people.

@MD:  Your "Faramir" line has made you my wife's favorite.

@Brant: The Hobbits are rubbish and should die consumed by flames.  Get a pirate copy of the Rankin-Bass.  It's much better and hews more closely to the story line.  And my nerdrage is a poor ember compared to my beloved's on this topic.

The worst book-to-movie translation, without exception, is the Space-Movie-That-Shall-Not-Be-Named to which one of the lesser denizens of the Hollywood hog wallow tried to attach the title of a great book by Robert Heinlein.  Hint:  Doogie Hauser plays Himmler.

My oldest die is easily the Gamescience die of which I've spoken.  Tragically, it is no longer under warranty.





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GrogCast Feedback / Re: GrogCast Season 5!
« Last post by bob48 on Yesterday at 01:36:37 PM »
I had one of those once, but the leg fell off.
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GrogCast Feedback / Re: GrogCast Season 5!
« Last post by mirth on Yesterday at 01:18:19 PM »
friends?
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GrogCast Feedback / Re: GrogCast Season 5!
« Last post by MetalDog on Yesterday at 01:17:40 PM »
Glad you enjoyed it!  Tell your friends! ;)
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GrogCast Feedback / Re: GrogCast Season 5!
« Last post by bayonetbrant on Yesterday at 11:52:44 AM »
thanks - glad you enjoyed it :)
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