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This and That IV



Re: This and That IV

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Re: This and That IV

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Re: This and That IV

Postby yesireebob » Mon Aug 24, 2009 4:39 pm

Live action for the most part.

On cartoons, Daffy Duck or Donald Duck?
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Re: This and That IV

Postby Tomfoolery » Mon Aug 24, 2009 5:30 pm

Oh, DEFINITELY Daffy Duck!!

"DUCK SEASON" "RABBIT SEASON" "DUCK SEASON" "RABBIT SEASON" "DUCK SEASON"

Marvin Martian or Wile E. Coyote?
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Re: This and That IV

Postby tardistraveler » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:23 pm

You gotta love Wile E. Coyote . . . he's a model of perseverance!

You'd think after a point, he'd just give it up and find a diner somewhere . . . :rolleyes:

Family Guy or The Simpsons?
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Re: This and That IV

Postby thehallway » Mon Aug 24, 2009 9:53 pm

Simpsons if I had to choose. If any of you are lucky enough to see That Mitchell and Webb Look though, it's the best show on television. Comedy gold!

Sitcom or Sketch show?
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Re: This and That IV

Postby yesireebob » Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:45 pm

Re Simpsons or Family Guy, Southpark!!

Depends on the sitcom and the sketch show, but given the dreadful writing for most sitcoms, I'd say a sketch show.

So, sketch show or stand-up comic?
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Re: This and That IV

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Re: This and That IV

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Re: This and That IV

Postby yesireebob » Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:26 pm

Both! I always have a serious read and a "twinkie for the brain" at the ready.

Re ponderous tomes, a history/biography, or heavy-duty literature?
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Re: This and That IV

Postby tardistraveler » Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:12 pm

History/biography, for the most part.

My dad used to get these huge books about various points in history, and I'd read through them for hours when I was a kid, just soaking in the vibe of the time and place of the thing.

Most of the "literature" I enjoy doesn't usually qualify as "classic" . . . ;)

Non-fiction - historical or scientific?
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Re: This and That IV

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Re: This and That IV

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Re: This and That IV

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Re: This and That IV

Postby Tomfoolery » Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:15 pm

I would have to say supernatural / horror, unless you put fantasy into the "sci-fi" genre. I do enjoy a good mix of sci-fi and fantasy, usually.

Still in the literature mode - hardback or paperback?
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Re: This and That IV

Postby tardistraveler » Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:15 pm

Definitely hardback if it's something I'm planning to keep - otherwise, paperback is fine.

Do you read once, or re-read books?
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Re: This and That IV

Postby thehallway » Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:06 pm

I once thought that re-reading a book is a pointless act, then subsequently found a book I had read years ago and enjoyed it just as much (if not more) as the first time round. I think you have to have forgotten all the details though for a re-read to be worthwhile.

Stretching out to all media, do you prefer really long extensive books/films/songs or shorter stuff than you can get through in an afternoon?
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Re: This and That IV

Postby tardistraveler » Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:59 pm

With books, I enjoy those that are a longer read - stretches out the enjoyment. With movies, I prefer those that can be watched in one sitting, although I don't mind LONG movies. I miss the days of longer movies that had intermissions. But I prefer a movie format to a "miniseries" format that requires more of a time investment.

That said, there have been some good miniseries too that I've enjoyed.

What's more important to you in a movie - non-stop action, or conversation?
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Re: This and That IV

Postby yesireebob » Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:44 pm

Converstation. Dialogue is everything. I find non-stop action by turns boring and irritating in a jarring sort of way. As with sex or violence, action needs a context or it become meaningless and gratuitous. Some movies strike the right balance on all scores. But my favorite movies tend to be based on really great books, like The Namesake, book by Jumpa Lahiri. Then again, I am an unabashed Bollywood fan, so what do I know!!

On that theme, musicals or movies with strong soundtracks/scoring?
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Re: This and That IV

Postby Chris2210 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:45 pm

Generally speaking I hate musicals with a very few notable exceptions. My Fair Lady being perhaps the most significant of those exceptions - but there again it does stick pretty close to the GBS original. I've also enjoyed some of the Steven Sondheim stuff I've seen. I was very pleasanlty surprised by the Sweeny Todd film.

I suppose that means for me that regardless of format and genre, content is king.

But speaking of genres, Superman or Batman - which is your favourite and why? [Perhaps it should be a new thread, but i'd quite like a range of opinions on that].
I used to be agnostic. These days I'm not so sure.
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Re: This and That IV

Postby yesireebob » Wed Sep 02, 2009 10:29 pm

Batman. Because he is dark and complex, yet heroic. He has a tragedy lurking in his past, and this motivates him to combat evil in his own way, on his own terms. I like the whole gothic vibe of the movies. And, I prefer seeing a hero emerge from the dark underbelly of this planet rather than coming from outer space. Superman, well, he is more like a big boy scout. Kind of bland and boring. As I recall, he wound up on earth because his parents left him there as a baby when Krypton was about to destruct. He is raised by humans, later discovers his superpowers, and decides to be a secret hero. In other words he became a hero because he could. Batman, on the other hand, was not born with superpowers and was driven by personal tradegy to become a hero. So there you have it.

For Harry Potter fans (who have read the entire series), Snape or Dumbledore?
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Re: This and That IV

Postby Chris2210 » Thu Sep 03, 2009 11:13 am

I used to be agnostic. These days I'm not so sure.
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Re: This and That IV

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Re: This and That IV

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Re: This and That IV

Postby Chris2210 » Mon Sep 07, 2009 1:25 pm

I used to be agnostic. These days I'm not so sure.
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Re: This and That IV

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Re: This and That IV

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Re: This and That IV

Postby thehallway » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:03 pm

Chimpanzee I think. They are the more intellegent species are they not?

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...If a little rebellious, but I think you can forgive that of a monkey.

My question: Would you rather see the above chimpanzee in the wild (threatened by extinction) or in a home (albiet a cruel one that dresses the little fella up and gives it a gun)?
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Re: This and That IV

Postby tardistraveler » Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:22 pm

That's a hard call . . . in general, I think non-domesticated animals are better off in the wild, but when their species is faced with extinction, do you try to save a piece of it, even if it means captivity?

I'm thinking maybe so . . . it would be a shame to lose a species that we can learn from, and once they're gone, they're gone.

I'm wondering if the chimpanzees enjoy being around humans? They seem to.


See animals in a zoo, or in the wild?
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Re: This and That IV

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