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Last Active Jul 23 2013 06:11 PM

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In Topic: Justice Department to Review Zimmerman Case

16 July 2013 - 11:32 AM

He wouldn't be indicted on the same charges and this would be a federal charge not by the state of FL.


So basically Zimmerman is going to jail because politicians see him as a pawn?


He was tried. He was found not guilty.


Move on.

In Topic: The Last of Us...

08 July 2013 - 04:24 PM

The thing is it's not an RPG.


You're playing as Joel, not yourself. That was Joel's choice, like it or loathe it.

In Topic: HR phone interview question. I broke my own rule of salary talk.

07 July 2013 - 07:09 PM

Gonna be in this same boat soon.


Have an interview with a company next week. The low end of the salary band is what I'm currently on. I don't know when to bring up cash money though, because obviously to move I want a pay rise.

In Topic: Pacific. fuging. Rim.

03 July 2013 - 07:59 PM

And here, I submit, is the mark of great director:


Last night, gf and I are watching TV. Trailer for Pacific Rim comes on. We watch for 30 seconds. Trailer ends, and gf remarks how fugging stupid it looks, and she has no interest in seeing it. Shrugs her shoulders at the pathetic offering of summer movies. In the rant that follows, the names "Battleship," "Transformers" and "G.I. Joe" get bandied about. I tell her generally I would agree. However, I am still giving the movie a chance because the director isn't Michael Bay, it's not a Jerry Bruckheimer productions; it's Guillermo del Toro. Her eyes go wide, she stares blankly back at the TV, obviously playing the trailer over again in her head, except now taking into account the GDT slant. She remarks, "I must admit I'm slightly intrigued now." Within another minute we have already decided that we are locked in to see this movie.


And that's when I realized that GDT is an amazing director, if not the best director working today. No other director could do that, I think. No other director could make you look at a movie that looks like total trash, and then totally change your opinion of if because of his name alone. Not Spielberg, not Scorsese, not Allen. No one else could convince me wholesale that a movie that looks like crap is actually worth seeing. No one else would I give the benefit of the doubt. Only Guillermo del Toro.


He doesn't make the best movies. He doesn't make the highest grossing movies, but he's got a rare skill; the ability to bring you into his imagination and let you crawl around in there for a while. And I can't wait to see what he throws at us next.

I'm confused.


Jerry Bruckheimer of: Top Gun, Bad Boys, Gone in 60 Seconds, Enemy of the State, The Rock, Crimson Tide, Con Air fame?


He's a great producer. 


Has Guillermo del Toro made a good film? The Hell Boy series sucked. Blade 2 was ok. Haven't seen Pans Labyrinth, but have no plans to.

In Topic: RIP Nelson Mandela

28 June 2013 - 06:53 PM

one of the giants in humanity. an amazing example of conviction and perserverance and humility.

Not a good example of a President though.


South Africa is a fuging mess these days.