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  • Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:45:33 +0000: Comment on The Princess Bride Re-Make: Make it More Than Mostly Dead by Hamish Alexton - Comments for Ordinary Times
    Cary Elwes checks in on Twitter.
  • Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:44:19 +0000: Comment on The GM Strike is Going to Take a While by Oscar Gordon - Comments for Ordinary Times
    I thought this sounded familiar... I don't begrudge employers like GM using temp work to fill in, but at some point, the Master's of the Universe need to fish or cut bait. Either your temporary demand is a permanent state of affairs, or you are just messing with your employees.
  • Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:33:08 +0000: Comment on The GM Strike is Going to Take a While by JoeSal - Comments for Ordinary Times
    Hell, Even if you shifted the metric to The Top Ten, that still means 90% of the countries are worse off doing whatever it is they are doing. I have no doubts that since 70% of the people that are entering this country belong to the church of needs, we will eventually get stupid enough to be in that other 90%. Then the the tears will REALLY flow. Oh the outrage of not having enough of this or that!! How terrible, the sky is bound to fall at any minute!! Same outrage, different day.
  • Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:17:55 +0000: Comment on Clown Show: Corey Lewandowski Amuses Himself at Jerry Nadler’s Circus by George Turner - Comments for Ordinary Times
    During NOAA's updates they had Alabama getting with hurricane level or tropical storm winds and torrential rain, and the prediction cone even had the eye hitting Alabama before shifting back to the northeast. All these are available in NOAA's massive <a href="" rel="nofollow">archive of NOAA's Dorian predictions.</a> Try "Graphics Archive" near the top center of the page, then "Cone with Wind Field" and "5-day with line". Having the eye hit Alabama was within their cone, as were predictions of very high winds hitting Birmingham and other inland Alabama cities. It's hilarious that Trump can take a Sharpie and make the press leap around like a cat chasing a laser dot.
  • Thu, 19 Sep 2019 16:06:22 +0000: Comment on Light-Sabers Up! Episode IV: A New Hope by Doctor Jay - Comments for Ordinary Times
    While it's completely fair to give lots of credit to the editing, editing alone doesn't make a movie great. The tone, and the visual imagery are all George. Darth Vader was probably the most iconic villain of the last 50 years, with the black armor and artificial breathing - "more man than machine". And that's George, and, I'm sure, his collaborators. We note how easily and readily Lucas stepped aside for other directors and even writers, while maintaining his influence on story and visuals. That's what he inhabits. I saw this in the theaters when it came out. It's hard to describe the impact it had - how different it was from everything else in the theaters. For instance, <em>A Bridge Too Far</em> came out the same summer, and competed with SW. It is a great, great film. It is classic 70's in the sense that there is plenty of heroism and sacrifice and nobility, but it ends with failure. I own it, I still watch it, but it didn't capture people the way SW did.