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C J (C J), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 08:21 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

i believe the subwoofer should be destroyed and banned forevermore

Queen G (Queeng), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 08:33 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Bright Eyes is one of my favorite bands.

bnw (bnw), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 08:39 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

If we were in 30's Berlin we'd all be Nazi's.

Sylvestre, Wednesday, 20 November 2002 13:58 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

oil spills are good for the environment -- they're jsut something to keep it on it's toes (and it's had it way too easy of late if you ask me)

Alan (Alan), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 13:59 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

By the time I finish this sentance, three children will have died of starvation. Food worldwide is too expensive. Solution - eat the dead children.

Matt DC (Matt DC), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:01 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

some nights the moon is actually so close you cd reach out and touch it

but don't, as its surface temperature is zero kelvin and yr fingers wd shatter into an icy dust

mark s (mark s), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:13 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Bobby Brown is the king of R&B.

Chris V. (Chris V), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:14 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Keanu Reeves is perfectly cast in both Much Ado About Nothing and Dracula.

Pete (Pete), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:33 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

You should have 3 C's or above at A-level in order to get into ANY university course. No exceptions.

Lynskey (Lynskey), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:34 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I fucking rule!

Andrew Thames (Andrew Thames), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:36 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

That story in the New York Times about some universities (University of Georgia?) giving out scholarships to rich kids who already have big, fat college funds & parents who earn over 200 000$US/yr & have achieved a dazzling B average....perfectly justified.

*cough*

Miss Laura, Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:39 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Kittens are so All-American

Liz :x (Liz :x), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:40 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

2002 is the best year for music EVER thanks to the Von Downbeats, the Music, the Noise, the Light, the Tapes, the Buses and the Damnable Atrophies!

Marcello Carlin, Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:40 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Avril Lavigne is the greatest star in music today.

Graham (graham), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:43 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Avril lavigne is carrying on with sonic youth's good work in mixing rock and avant garde influences.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:46 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"It's very naughty of me, but I would like to set an examination paper at Dover, and turn back every tourist who couldn't pass it."

"What would you ask us?"

Miss Lavis laid her hand pleasantly on Lucy's arm, as if to suggest that she, at all events, would get full marks."

Madchen (Madchen), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:47 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Vanessa Carlton is the new Prince!

Marcello Carlin, Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:47 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I don't think Robert DiNiro's bits in Godfather II are necessary or an improvement on the movie.

Ally (mlescaut), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:47 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The 2002 World Cup suffered from bribery of officials.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:48 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Oh shit, with these two posts I forgot that I had to BELIEVE them!

OK, then, something I DO believe; Derek Bailey will have a number one single before this decade's out.

Marcello Carlin, Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:48 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Non-United States nationals who bitch about how their country is so much better than the U.S. should take a few minutes and consider why so many of their compatriots want to live and work here.

j.lu (j.lu), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:49 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The Sopranos really is the most overrated pile of dreary cack.

Marcello Carlin, Wednesday, 20 November 2002 14:50 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

michael keaton was mesmerizing in "multiplicity" *

*does this controversial opinion necessarily have to be mine?

mitch lastnamewithheld (mitchlnw), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 15:16 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

''OK, then, something I DO believe; Derek Bailey will have a number one single before this decade's out.''

that's something I WANT to believe.

Julio Desouza (jdesouza), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 15:18 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

hiv might not cause aids
in jokes are not jokes

boxcubed (boxcubed), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 15:47 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

None of these opinions are controversial (including this one).

Eyeball Kicks (Eyeball Kicks), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 16:12 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

it is difficult to discern which stoops to more decrepid methods of pimping it's own putresent ass - lord of the rings or missy elliot.

Queen G (Queeng), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 16:31 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Tom Ewing's pro-pop anti-indie stance is a phase.

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 16:32 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I envy almost everyone on ILE who I claim to dislike.

AND WHAT ANDREW SAID!!

Mark C (Mark C), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 16:33 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

(dunno if I already posted this, but I thought I'd better rephrase)

The people who sometimes annoy me on ILE are on the whole the ones whose talents I most envy.

AND WHAT ANDREW SAID!!

Mark C (Mark C), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 16:34 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The 'pro-pop' stance seems like more of an excuse for intellectual dishonesty every day.

maura (maura), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 17:17 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Ouch. There's a lot of pop I'm utterly unthrilled by, but that seems harsh.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 17:22 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The American government faked the 1969 Moon landing

stevem (blueski), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 17:40 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"Disabled people are paying for their sins in a past life"

stevem (blueski), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 17:43 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

the last part of subject line questions aren't worth reading

mitch lastnamewithheld (mitchlnw), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 19:05 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Vanilla Coke just tastes like cream soda.

Sarah McLusky (coco), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 19:23 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

* Vanilla Coke tastes just like cream soda.
* Coal Gray is better than black.
* Mail should be delivered on Sundays.
* Private schools should be made illegal to bring money back in to the public school system.
* Down with the Death Penalty!
* Freaks and Geeks was one of the top 5 TV shows ever.
* Billy Corgan looked better with hair.
* Turkey should no longer be the focus of Thanksgiving dinner. The 'side' dishes are far better than the main dish (sweet potato casserole mmm...).
* A Dog, though cute, will never make as good of a pet as a cat.
* Having children in hopes of continuing your own legacy is selfish.

Sarah McLusky (coco), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 19:47 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

What? Can't handle my opinions, huh?? Everyone in shock?

Sarah McLusky (coco), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 19:57 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I approve of Michael Jackson dangling his child out of a window. More parents should follow his example.

Andrew L (Andrew L), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 19:59 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I approve of Michael Jackson eating his young in front of a live audience. More parents should follow his example.

Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 20:03 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Compulsory medical testing and research should be carried out on prison inmates. I like the thought that a serial rapist or murderer could be used as a guinea-pig in helping to find the cure for cancer.

C J (C J), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 20:12 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

it is difficult to discern which stoops to more decrepid methods of pimping it's own putresent ass - lord of the rings or missy elliot.

I believe the Harry Potter industry is even more guilty of this.

j.lu (j.lu), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 20:17 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

"* Billy Corgan looked better with hair."

But he DID!

Curtis Stephens, Wednesday, 20 November 2002 20:20 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I know I'm going to get a lot of flack on this, especially at this time of year, but...I don't think that sweet potatoes/yams are fit for human consumption. Even topped with marshmallows.

j.lu (j.lu), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 20:29 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

It all seems funny, kinda like a dream, things ain't always what they seem.

jel -- (jel), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 20:30 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I don't think that sweet potatoes/yams are fit for human consumption
That's ok.
I am a food connoisseur. It's so hard for me to relate with the common folk!

Sarah McLusky (coco), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 20:37 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I have moments when I think the death penalty might not be a terrible idea. It sometimes seems really expensive and, well, fundamentally perverse to incarcerate someone for life or even for a decade or two.

I don't have a firm opinion on whether abortion should be legal. I've yet to see a totally convincing pro-choice argument (not that I've been reading in depth). My main reason for being sort of pro-choice is that it's a controversial topic and since I don't have a firm decided opinion I want to leave it up to personal choice.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 22:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The Muppet Show was more annoying than anything else.

Joe (Joe), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 22:40 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

George W. Bush is a big poopy-head.

o. nate (onate), Wednesday, 20 November 2002 22:44 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I have a regular 50 inch 4K tv that I got on sale for pretty cheap

the last time I went to the theater the project was kinda ass tbh

I have an affordable soundbar that has pretty good sound

If i'm 8 feet from a 50 inch TV how is that not big enough functionally

Like good TVs are so cheap they are practically giving them away

I really don't understand, your average home netflix viewing experience is great now by any historical measure

No Smockin' (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 21:50 (four days ago) Permalink

I mean yeah if I had a home actual theater that would be cool but honestly factor in...okay...let's get in the car, drive 15 minutes, park, deal with the line, pay $14 or whatever for a ticket...buy crappy popcorn and a soda for $12...then pray there's no douchebags talking or on their phones

or I could just be already watching the movie on my couch

plus you barely have to wait now, it's not like when we were kids, movies hit amazon etc when they are still in the theater

No Smockin' (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 21:52 (four days ago) Permalink

I take the bus to the theater, bring my own food and drink (unless I want to buy an It's It), there's never a line (esp w online ticketing or w rep theaters) and the picture is bigger and the sound is better than anything I could get at home

diffrent strokes

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 21:57 (four days ago) Permalink

For me the theatre audio visual experience is different by such a degree from home viewing that it's basically a different kind of experience

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 21:59 (four days ago) Permalink

my god this is the steve hoffman forums of going to the movie theater

No Smockin' (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 22:00 (four days ago) Permalink

can someone who doesn't even own a television weigh in?

No Smockin' (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 22:01 (four days ago) Permalink

i mean i get why ppl like going to the movie theater but it's a bit boggling to me that people don't understand why i wouldn't?

No Smockin' (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 22:04 (four days ago) Permalink

no no, we get it, you hate movies

sans lep (sic), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 22:06 (four days ago) Permalink

no, no it's because he's a disgusting savage

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 22:08 (four days ago) Permalink

One thing I like about ilx is how mild the trolls are.

A is for (Aimless), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 22:09 (four days ago) Permalink

Movies at the movies are good but my qualm about going to them is that my shut-in rep really takes a drubbing.

We don't like hearing stories of a melted thermos. (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 22:16 (four days ago) Permalink

You're nuts dude. At least have he decency to throw a $20 bill in the garbage before you throw the popcorn in the microwave? Some people just don't appreciate the ~experience~

xxxp

― Evan, Wednesday, December 12, 2018 2:26 PM (fifty-five minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

lmaooooo

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 22:23 (four days ago) Permalink

my god this is the steve hoffman forums of going to the movie theater

― No Smockin' (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, December 12, 2018 3:00 PM (twenty-five minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

new board description btw

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 22:25 (four days ago) Permalink

more things are good than the number of things the sort of people who think everything is bad thinks are good

― I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Wednesday, December 12, 2018 3:59 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

<3

flopson, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 22:51 (four days ago) Permalink

if i didn't hate polls and starting threads i would definitely be starting the thread/poll: is the experience of watching a film at home vs in the theatre so radically different to you as to be experienced as a manifestly qualitatively different experience?????

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 22:52 (four days ago) Permalink

Most things are at least a little bit good and probably at least a little bit more stupid than they are good.

We don't like hearing stories of a melted thermos. (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 22:56 (four days ago) Permalink

there are cinema movies and couch movies cmon lads

Moussa- ppl gon die (darraghmac), Wednesday, 12 December 2018 23:00 (four days ago) Permalink

someone upthread said they like quieter movies better in the theater, i think that's otm. generally less annoying crowds too

rip van wanko, Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:26 (three days ago) Permalink

I went to the movies almost every weekend when I was 25 and lived within walking distance to a big multiplex with amazing sound and comfy seats and only had a 15” CRT TV and VCR at home.

Now I go maybe once a year because I have a four year old and that means going to a shitty kids film or paying $40 for a babysitter on top of the $20 it costs for my wife and I to go, but I have a 60” tv and surround sound and beers and weed and snacks at home.

joygoat, Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:31 (three days ago) Permalink

Unfortunately, the quieter the movie, the more audible the popcorn-munching.

jmm, Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:33 (three days ago) Permalink

(I was slightly exaggerating upthread about not enjoying the cinema, btw. I like going to movies fine. Movie annoyances are just a thing I like to whine about.)

jmm, Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:37 (three days ago) Permalink

there are no couch movies, only movies one can tolerate seeing on a couch given the impracticality and unaffordability of only seeing movies at the theater. obviously if i had kids or something this would all be totally different.

huge exceptions: being sick, being hungover, and being in the mood for total schlock, with or without friends. in the past week i've watched "v.i. warshawski" and "a very brady christmas" and in both cases everything that was worthwhile about it would have been impossible in a theater. if this is what's meant by a couch movie then we're all on the same page here.

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 13 December 2018 00:51 (three days ago) Permalink

Most movies are couch movies. The ideal movie length is 90 mins and if a movie is 2hr plus I flat out won’t see it in a cinema. I get too antsy.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 13 December 2018 01:06 (three days ago) Permalink

I realize this opinion is probably a result of my restlessness and anxiety but with the previews and stuff most movies are just too damn long and I just want them to end. At least at home I can take breaks if and when I want to. That said, the three times I was convinced to go to the theater this year I enjoyed it.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Thursday, 13 December 2018 01:09 (three days ago) Permalink

Simple solution: walk into movies late! I haven't watched a trailer in real time in years.

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 13 December 2018 01:14 (three days ago) Permalink

my local theater (the v pricey but v good violet crown) allots exactly ten minutes for trailers and has assigned seating so yeah I just do what Alfred does

gbx, Thursday, 13 December 2018 01:22 (three days ago) Permalink

linked/not-linked

pretty much all sporting, music, theatrical events are better on tv than live

Moussa- ppl gon die (darraghmac), Thursday, 13 December 2018 01:22 (three days ago) Permalink

not wholly because of ppl ruining it, but unfettered access to pause, the kettle, a seat, a loo and a good angle are all important elements

Moussa- ppl gon die (darraghmac), Thursday, 13 December 2018 01:24 (three days ago) Permalink

watching a movie on a couch or in a cinema is equally terrible, no one should do either

macropuente (map), Thursday, 13 December 2018 01:25 (three days ago) Permalink

huh i was just abt to say that abt sporting events

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 13 December 2018 01:53 (three days ago) Permalink

i always think of how elvis would rent movie theaters so he could just watch "dr strangelove" by himself over and over

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Thursday, 13 December 2018 01:57 (three days ago) Permalink

I've only been to one professional sporting event, and more than half the crowd got up and left during the last hour because their team wasn't winning

sans lep (sic), Thursday, 13 December 2018 01:58 (three days ago) Permalink

(I've never watched a sport on a couch either though, maybe ppl turn the TV off in the same circs?)

sans lep (sic), Thursday, 13 December 2018 01:58 (three days ago) Permalink

don't really have an opinion about watching movies in a theater vs. watching at home, but I love the name Violet Crown

Dan S, Thursday, 13 December 2018 02:06 (three days ago) Permalink

there's the ritualistic & extremely meaningful aspect of going to movie theaters - being alone in a dark room with strangers scattered around watching the same thing - that is regularly, for me, transcendent. that goes beyond issues of sound/picture quality. But I know movies don't mean as much to everyone, different strokes. Also, thinking about it, I've had to deal with very little bad behavior in movie theaters considering how often I go. maybe because I only go to multiplexes in the morning/during the day before people have been drinking (usually - Hell or High Water was ruined by 4 drunk assholes). and if I that was something I might encounter even semi-frequently of course I'd stay home. I'll never get to see that movie for the first time again, and probably won't be able to watch it again without recalling every other idiotic or racist interjection from the crew going hard at 1pm.

flappy bird, Thursday, 13 December 2018 04:57 (three days ago) Permalink

I only go to the theater on dates now, I like going to empty matinees if I'm alone and it's much harder to fit those into my schedule now. There are fewer movies I'm interested in that benefit from a giant screen anyway, the big action stuff is all boring these days. I could have been wondering how long until Doctor Strange was over on my couch.

louise ck (milo z), Thursday, 13 December 2018 05:01 (three days ago) Permalink

just saw The Favourite at a single-screen theater and here are some things that benefited from a giant screen: the rooms, the locations, the dresses, the wigs, the makeup, the ducks, the lighting, the lenses, the intertitles and the faces.

sans lep (sic), Thursday, 13 December 2018 10:14 (three days ago) Permalink

Hell or High Water was ruined by 4 drunk assholes

David Mackenzie and who are the other three?

Rhine Jive Click Bait (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 13 December 2018 11:24 (three days ago) Permalink

But I know movies don't mean as much to everyone

I actually can be very moved by a film and would you believe it has nothing to do with being in a mall with a bunch of people I don't know?

It's actually the same exact film when you watch on your TV, same script, same actors, dialogue, plot, music, everything!

No Smockin' (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 13 December 2018 12:46 (three days ago) Permalink

I mean I will defer to Shakes, I admit sometimes it's hard to enjoy a film as much without taking the city bus and sneaking food and beverages into a large dark room first but I manage somehow

No Smockin' (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 13 December 2018 12:48 (three days ago) Permalink

there's the ritualistic & extremely meaningful aspect of going to movie theaters - being alone in a dark room with strangers scattered around watching the same thing - that is regularly, for me, transcendent

I never felt this way about movies, but I used to feel this way about rock shows, so I kinda get it. But I can honestly say if I never went to another movie, or another rock show, for the rest of my life, I'd be just fine. (Live jazz and classical, on the other hand, are more and more important to me. I are old.)

grawlix (unperson), Thursday, 13 December 2018 14:19 (three days ago) Permalink

As long as it doesn't involve the infliction of injury on unwilling parties, I wouldn't deign to assert the wrongness of anyone's preferred method of engaging with a particular artform. If you prefer to print out each individual frame of a film and watch it as a flipbook, knock yourself out with my blessing.

Home Despot (Old Lunch), Thursday, 13 December 2018 14:23 (three days ago) Permalink

My take on this is that my favourite sustained listening period is when I was living in a grubby house in Sydney and literally had a pile of tapes and a shitty $1 tape player from a thrift store - ie the mode of delivery is kind of meaningless, it's the experience etc. But now I love listening on a good stereo. So there's room for both and it needn't be one or the other: as long as the cinema isn't full of cunts, watching films projected is fantastic. As is watching at home.

Have the Rams stopped screaming yet, Lloris? (Chinaski), Thursday, 13 December 2018 15:57 (three days ago) Permalink

Which is a garbled way of saying it's not a zero-sum game.

Have the Rams stopped screaming yet, Lloris? (Chinaski), Thursday, 13 December 2018 15:58 (three days ago) Permalink

yea don't get me wrong I love watching movies at home, too. & i should've said "the theater-going experience isn't as important to everyone"

flappy bird, Thursday, 13 December 2018 17:45 (three days ago) Permalink

projecting on to the far wall of the living room, surround sound system, few cunts in the room with you, jobs a goodun

Moussa- ppl gon die (darraghmac), Thursday, 13 December 2018 17:47 (three days ago) Permalink

I will only go to see talkies. No reason to spend extra money for the orchestra. When you factor in streetcar fare and a cherry phosphate, all in all it's a pleasant and inexpensive night out (though at times I prefer to stay indoors with the stereopticon).

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Thursday, 13 December 2018 18:41 (three days ago) Permalink

Bed is a great place to eat crackers

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Friday, 14 December 2018 07:24 (two days ago) Permalink

Specifically up to one entire sleeve of Keebler Club crackers is great to eat in bed

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Friday, 14 December 2018 07:32 (two days ago) Permalink

you are dangerous and im no longer comfortable with the level of support this community is providing for your radical ideas tbh

Moussa- ppl gon die (darraghmac), Friday, 14 December 2018 07:35 (two days ago) Permalink


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