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So Friday night I borrowed a few movies from my friends in Albany one of which was David Fincher's "The Game" starring Michael Douglas and Sean Penn as brothers.

Anyway in one of the first scenes, Michael and Sean are sitting at a restaurant (I think it's the one on California/Market streets in SF) and one of Sean's lines is:

          CONRAD
I don't need anything from you. I
was laying on a beach somewhere in
Spain, naked,
and, it hit me --
Nickie's birthday. So, here I am,
four layovers, twenty-seven hours
flying and one donkey ride later.
Not necessarily in that order.

But I'm pretty sure he says "Ibitza" [sic] instead of "somewhere in Spain"... and it struck me the as a very similar line to the LCD Soundsystem "Losing My Edge" lyric. Is this a common phrase?

So I guess this might be a question for Gareth.

gygax! (gygax!), Monday, 21 March 2005 21:50 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

That movie was awesome. I don't remember that line specifically; I saw it a few years ago. BUT, I think the notion of laying naked on beaches is pretty common.

Ian John50n (orion), Monday, 21 March 2005 21:55 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Results 1 - 10 of about 4,520 for "lying naked on a beach". (0.54 seconds)

Ian John50n (orion), Monday, 21 March 2005 21:56 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

It's a good movie.

You have friends in Albany? Who?

VIC MACKEY (nordicskilla), Monday, 21 March 2005 21:57 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i went to Albany once

i dont know, it could just as easily be "in spain somewhere", as eebeetha specifically. guess it depends on the context

ive never been to ibiza. i think i'd like to have gone in 1972 with the eurogeoisie from zurich and milan

charltonlido (gareth), Monday, 21 March 2005 22:02 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Albany, CA, Gareth?

or Albany, NY?

or another?

VIC MACKEY (nordicskilla), Monday, 21 March 2005 22:04 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

oh yes, silly me, it never occured to me that it was unlikely for gygax to borrow some films from someone thousands of miles away. (i had forgotton there was an albany in ca)

i went to this one

http://www.norfolkwindmills.com/images/nearalbany.jpg

charltonlido (gareth), Monday, 21 March 2005 22:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I have good friends in Albany, CA and Albany, NY.

gygax! (gygax!), Monday, 21 March 2005 22:11 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

that is to say, this one...

http://www.norfolkwindmills.com/images/sign3.jpg

charltonlido (gareth), Monday, 21 March 2005 22:13 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I like friends!!

VIC MACKEY (nordicskilla), Monday, 21 March 2005 22:14 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i am from near albany new york!

caitlin oh no (caitxa1), Monday, 21 March 2005 22:17 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

ALBANY NY IS A SHITHOLE FOR SURE

cutty (mcutt), Monday, 21 March 2005 22:22 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

adam, get this record

http://www.diggler.de/dig014.htm

its the timm thaler soundtrack, finally reissued:)

charltonlido (gareth), Monday, 21 March 2005 22:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I just got a myspace message from one of my hs friends; she lives in Albany now!

tokyo rosemary (rosemary), Tuesday, 22 March 2005 01:47 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'm near Albany! It's pretty boring!

sleep (sleep), Tuesday, 22 March 2005 03:18 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

my aunt and uncle who i haven't seen in like three years live in albany. it sucks. fuck that place.

Ian John50n (orion), Wednesday, 23 March 2005 04:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

The Game was DOPE. i watched it with my grandmother.

- (smile), Wednesday, 23 March 2005 05:39 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

sleep who are you? where do you live? college?

caitlin oh no (caitxa1), Wednesday, 23 March 2005 13:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I'm Vic. I went to college in Troy (RPI). I graduated a year ago and now I live in Rotterdam. BUT WAIT , WHO ARE YOU !!!

sleep (sleep), Wednesday, 23 March 2005 23:10 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Troy.

Great, Brave, True, Strong...adam levine (nordicskilla), Wednesday, 23 March 2005 23:16 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2004/05/13/troy.jpg

The JaXoN 5 (JasonD), Wednesday, 23 March 2005 23:20 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I was born in Albany, NY. Well actually, it was Schenectady, NY. Well actually, it was Niskayuna, NY.

Stormy Davis (diamond), Wednesday, 23 March 2005 23:24 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i was born there too! in TEH BELLEVUE WOMAN'S HOSPITAL! vic, i almost went to RPI. my dad got his master's in materials engineering or somesuch there. also rotterdam is some kind of dump! i am from saratoga. but now i am in rochester, which is wonderful!

caitlin oh no (caitxa1), Wednesday, 23 March 2005 23:49 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

my bestest friend from jr high and highschool just moved to Saratoga. i do not know why.

The JaXoN 5 (JasonD), Wednesday, 23 March 2005 23:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

do you mean saratoga, CA? because i mean saratoga springs, NY.

caitlin oh no (caitxa1), Wednesday, 23 March 2005 23:59 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

if it's Saratoga Springs, JaXoN, then the reason is clear = they love HORSE RACING

Wow Caitlin that's crazy. I was probably in the same hospital. not sure though. I know I actually have my birth certificate around here somewhere. I will try to find it. and actually, I was born in Niskayuna, but at the time my mom and dad lived in BALLSTON SPA.

Stormy Davis (diamond), Thursday, 24 March 2005 00:02 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

i lived in ballston spa from the ages of ~3 to 8 or 9. i hate horse racing.

caitlin oh no (caitxa1), Thursday, 24 March 2005 00:06 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Taking sides: Ibitza [sic] vs. Upstate NY

gygax! (gygax!), Thursday, 24 March 2005 00:23 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

no, it's definitely Saratoga Springs, NY

one of my close friends from that time period (angela) met a navy boy and moved with him there and had a couple of babies. and then my other best friend (shera) followed her there and met a man and now has a baby and stuff. and then finally shera's best friend (heidi) followed her there and has a baby and shit.

they all grew up in LA, and now they live in upstate ny. don't make sense to a city boy like me

The JaXoN 5 (JasonD), Thursday, 24 March 2005 00:28 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

My landlords moved to upstate NY. I guess they can go hang out with Rachael Ray now.

tokyo rosemary (rosemary), Thursday, 24 March 2005 03:51 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I think I was born at Bellevue too! RPI was kind of a pain in the ass, but a good experience overall.

also rotterdam is some kind of dump

what! but rotterdam is a nice place to live, it says so right on the signs! anyway at least it's not schenectady, which is about the best thing i can say about it. saratoga's fun. i think i drove through rochester on my way to toronto once. what's there?

sleep (sleep), Thursday, 24 March 2005 06:21 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

eleven months pass...
wtf! i was born in that hospital too!

and, Ian, i am from albany but have an aunt and uncle that live in e. greenwich. that place sucks

bb (bbrz), Friday, 24 February 2006 15:15 (twelve years ago) Permalink

wait, wait .. bb, you was born in Niskayuna? You my peeps!!!

Shani Davis (diamond), Saturday, 25 February 2006 05:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

we are all really family.

Special Agent Gene Krupa (orion), Saturday, 25 February 2006 05:10 (twelve years ago) Permalink

mother africa

senseiDancer (sexyDancer), Saturday, 25 February 2006 16:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

mmmm-hmmmmm...but i lived in latham.

bb (bbrz), Monday, 27 February 2006 16:08 (twelve years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

why did it take him so long to get from spain to california

katherine NAGL (s1ocki), Thursday, 23 July 2009 02:29 (nine years ago) Permalink

airport security

₪_₪ (Lamp), Thursday, 23 July 2009 02:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

he rode a donkey thru airport security?

katherine NAGL (s1ocki), Thursday, 23 July 2009 02:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

he also specifically says 27 hours FLYING.

katherine NAGL (s1ocki), Thursday, 23 July 2009 02:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

LAMP.

katherine NAGL (s1ocki), Thursday, 23 July 2009 02:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

he tried to bring the donkey and thats where the problems started DUCY

fyi "flying" is a slang term some1 might use to indicate they were on illegal narcotics

not saying just saying

₪_₪ (Lamp), Thursday, 23 July 2009 02:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

when he flys around the world, he "flys" "around the world"

euskaltel husker du (haitch), Thursday, 23 July 2009 02:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

literally

katherine NAGL (s1ocki), Thursday, 23 July 2009 02:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

and boy are his arms tired!!!

euskaltel husker du (haitch), Thursday, 23 July 2009 02:40 (nine years ago) Permalink

thats the ketamine

₪_₪ (Lamp), Thursday, 23 July 2009 02:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

i think it was hard to fly direct from Ibiza to SFO at the last minute at that time, donkey or no donkey.

(*゚ー゚)θ L(。・_・)   °~ヾ(・ε・ *) (Steve Shasta), Thursday, 23 July 2009 02:46 (nine years ago) Permalink

seven years pass...

The sequel is already out for home rentals? Did it even get a theatrical release?

El Tuomasbot (milo z), Tuesday, 18 July 2017 13:03 (one year ago) Permalink

very little in the US, it seems

mh, Tuesday, 18 July 2017 13:26 (one year ago) Permalink

It did! I saw it! It's uh not the kind of sequel that stands on its own.

Uhura Mazda (lukas), Tuesday, 18 July 2017 14:27 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

the sequel was great, surprisingly

Οὖτις, Monday, 21 August 2017 22:27 (one year ago) Permalink

I saw it, dumb fun

calstars, Monday, 21 August 2017 22:44 (one year ago) Permalink

thought it dealt with aging, lost opportunities, nostalgia, etc. v well

Οὖτις, Monday, 21 August 2017 22:46 (one year ago) Permalink

three months pass...

could not get thru the sequel, brutally bad

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 21 November 2017 03:09 (ten months ago) Permalink

good lyrics in that video simon watches tho

my wife sells cheese on the internet / i think about her sister when we're intimate

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 21 November 2017 03:10 (ten months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

finally watched the sequel. my expectations were very low, they were exceeded. it covered all the bases, maybe a little too thoroughly but for a follow-up to a movie that was popular among people of an age because it fell into that dark/edgy/transgressive space, it played it off without falling into that trap

ewen bremner definitely the star of the film, scene where mcgregor/carlyle are side-by-side in the toilets was maybe the best staged

mh, Saturday, 20 January 2018 18:56 (eight months ago) Permalink


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