Post by programmablesoda on Oct 16, 2007 12:53:10 GMT -5
There's no way users can modify it though?
And the # of clouds is based on what again? How often one posts, or how many posts they have altogether? Howcome I've seen clouds, martini glasses, and what looks like a camera?!? Does the image itself delineate the aw-thor-a-tay of the user? (camera = admin, clouds = low life user scum, martini = mod/mini-mod/supermod/?!?)
Post by programmablesoda on Oct 12, 2007 20:27:48 GMT -5
I bought the series novel of The Green Mile and started reading them, but I thought it was boring. But I guess a lot of SK books just are! Too much nonsense. I started to read The Dark Tower from the library when I was a young teenager, but after 10-15 pages I brought back the book...
King's drastically overated. I think he just releases anything regardless of whether it's good or not. I'd say 75 percent of his stuff is crap. I've always thought writers like H.P Lovecraft, Clive Barker, and Peter Straub are 300 times better sometimes.
He does have some really, really good stuff out there I like. The Dark Tower series being my favorite..and...it's not horror. I also loved Danse Macabre, which is his non-fictional book about horror as a genre. It's very outdated, but a very, very enjoyable read.
I'd like to say give Dark Tower another try, but I dunno. I just FINALLY finished Book 7 about four months ago, and it was a bit of a let down. Book 1 is basically a intro. 2 is very good. 3's probably my favorite. 4 is basically back story, and pointless, but it's a very good romance. 5 is filler. 6 I didn't care for. And 7..eh. It kinda went downhill after 3 for me..but if you look at when they were released, I believe he released 5-7 in something like 2 years, when there were 8 years between 1 and 2, and 3, etc. I wonder if he realized..oh shit, I'm getting old, I need to finish this like, now (this was right around the same time he was involved in that near fatal vehicle accident... )
The mini-series is pretty cool if you can find a way to see it. They only ever put the DVD out in the US, and it is currently out of print.
Uh. It was released on VHS also. I have it..or were you talking about geographically it was released in the UNITED STATES, and not say Europe, etc?
And yeah, it's a tremendous watch..I loved it. I've watched it from beginning to end like 3-4 times..Sci-Fi will run the whole thing which lasts like 8 hours w/ commericals, and I'll sit there and watch it.
Finally, I think that overall the best fit was the woman who played Nadine (can't remember her name, she was on that crappy sitcom "Just Shoot Me").
Post by programmablesoda on Oct 13, 2007 2:30:05 GMT -5
Simpsons Absolutely Fabolous Rosanne Charlie Rose Sopranos That's Bullshit Seinfeld The Young Ones The Honeymooners Law and Order: any of them Politically Incorrect All in the Family Star Trek: Next Gen Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Farscape Doctor Who (especially the 3rd and 6th doctors from the 80's and 90's)
And last but not least..the funniest show I've ever seen...
Kids in the Hall
side note: To people who listed Twin Peaks, have you watched it recently? I'm just wondering, because I just got the first seaon on DVD, and as I'm watching it, I'm kind of scratching my head wondering aloud "What did I see in this?"...It's not horrible, but it's not as great as I thought it was when it was first on back in like '91.
Post by programmablesoda on Oct 18, 2007 0:18:42 GMT -5
Da Vinci Code pretty much sucked & was quite boring in my opinion (though I've not read the book so I don't know if that helps at all)
If you do decide to read on that subject, read the book Brown ripped off "Holy Blood, Holy Grail."
I tried to watch 23 last night, and it was so horrible that I turned it off about 23 minutes into it. Whoever made this should've at least read something by Robert Anton Wilson or William S. Burroughs.