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#18402 Oct 15 2012 at 7:56 PM Rating: Good
Speaking of rain... First serious rain storm of the season today. It's pouring outside.

And it's too freaking cold. -_-
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#18403 Oct 15 2012 at 8:02 PM Rating: Good
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You should keep warm the Russian way. Also good exercise and good for your mood. Smiley: sly
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#18404 Oct 16 2012 at 1:33 AM Rating: Good
I need a car to do that, because my FwB down here doesn't have one or a license.

Also, I don't know how to play chess.
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#18405 Oct 16 2012 at 1:49 AM Rating: Good
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I has beer, is not cold, has normal winds, I is good.

Was konas a week ago, konas bad. I no like kona wind.
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#18406 Oct 16 2012 at 2:30 AM Rating: Decent
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Speaking of rain... First serious rain storm of the season today. It's pouring outside.

And it's too freaking cold. -_-

It's in the 50s and raining here. Best time of year. Peacoats, jeans, sweaters, and boots. **** yeah.

Oh, that reminds me, I need to get an umbrella. Stupid golf umbrella doesn't make me look classy as ****; need one like the Penguin from the old Batman movie.
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#18407 Oct 16 2012 at 5:06 AM Rating: Good
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Real men don't use umbrellas. Real men walk into the rain and let it know that they don't give a ****!

And then real men get sick for a week.

Edit: Out of curiosity, though, what Penguin umbrella are we talking about? The one with a built-in machine gun?

Edited, Oct 16th 2012 1:07pm by Mazra
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#18408 Oct 16 2012 at 5:27 AM Rating: Good
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Nothing says classy like a machine gun in your umbrella.
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#18410 Oct 16 2012 at 11:55 AM Rating: Good
And today it's 60 degrees and sunny... gotta love bi-polar Oregon weather.
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#18411 Oct 16 2012 at 12:00 PM Rating: Excellent
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Fingers crossed it holds out until Friday, trying to get away a bit this week and would like nice weather at the coast. Smiley: grin
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#18412 Oct 16 2012 at 1:03 PM Rating: Good
That's nothing like over here in Florida. Raining and cold one day, sunny and hot the next, sunny and a nice cool breeze the following... Crazy! It's the APOCALYPSE!
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#18413 Oct 16 2012 at 1:43 PM Rating: Good
Yeah, my mom and I are taking a trip up to Seaside for the weekend, to help out a friend with business problems... So not looking forward to the 8 hour drive each way though, so I hope the nicer weather holds out.
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Island climate. Smiley: thumbsup
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Real men don't use umbrellas. Real men walk into the rain and let it know that they don't give a ****!

And then real men get sick for a week.

Edit: Out of curiosity, though, what Penguin umbrella are we talking about? The one with a built-in machine gun?

Edited, Oct 16th 2012 1:07pm by Mazra

Pretty much a basic black one with a curved bamboo or wood handle.

A little pricey, but worth it's weight in gold in the PNW.
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Is the small umbrella trying to eat the large umbrella? Smiley: jawdrop
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#18417 Oct 16 2012 at 3:26 PM Rating: Good
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Get a Senz umbrella instead. Maybe not as stylish but it has science to back it up.
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#18418 Oct 16 2012 at 3:31 PM Rating: Decent
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Is the small umbrella trying to eat the large umbrella? Smiley: jawdrop

It's support so it doesn't invert in wind.

Also, there's no way in **** I'll use a senz umbrella. I've been using a golf umbrella for that purpose (industrial strength even if it does look like ****), but I need a nice, classy umbrella.
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#18419 Oct 16 2012 at 3:41 PM Rating: Good
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Real men don't use umbrellas. Real men walk into the rain and let it know that they don't give a ****!

And then real men get sick for a week.

Edit: Out of curiosity, though, what Penguin umbrella are we talking about? The one with a built-in machine gun?

Edited, Oct 16th 2012 1:07pm by Mazra

Pretty much a basic black one with a curved bamboo or wood handle.

A little pricey, but worth it's weight in gold in the PNW.


Yeah, on more than one occasion I've had an umbrella invert due to high winds. It sucks.
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#18420 Oct 17 2012 at 2:19 AM Rating: Good
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And then real men get sick for a week.]


You don't get sick you get stronger.
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What doesn't kill me had better start running, am I right? Smiley: waycool
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#18422 Oct 17 2012 at 7:58 AM Rating: Good
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Forget the machine gun, I want an umbrella with a hidden blade at the end so I can have epic gentleman sword fights.
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#18423 Oct 17 2012 at 8:52 AM Rating: Good
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Swords are to hide in canes so you can pull it out and fight like a gentleman. Umbrellas are to hide guns in so you can assassinate people like a cold war era spy.
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That dude reminded me on The Penguin from Batman.
Didn't Penguin also have some kinda weapons in his umbrella?
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I have a cane, actually. I got it after my first deployment to help me get around, with flame racing stripes along the ferrule.
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That dude reminded me on The Penguin from Batman.
Didn't Penguin also have some kinda weapons in his umbrella?


Yeah and that's him on the picture. He also has one with a blade coming out of it, like Gaxe wanted, and one with a machine gun inside. The one in the picture is the flamethrower umbrella. Other than those umbrellas, he's also got a hypnotizing umbrella and a helicopter umbrella. Good stuff. Oh, and an umbrella full of bats for some reason. And a toddler umbrella that plays music and has toys hanging off of it.

On a related note, Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman is so **** hot! Smiley: drool2

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I didn't like Anne Hathaway as Catwoman. I also haven't seen the newer movie, either.
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I had to google Pfeiffer as Catwoman because I have no memory at all of that.
Now that I have looked I must say that I think Anne Hathaway was hotter.
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Anne Hathaway is physically a very pretty woman, but Michelle Pfeiffer was just downright **** as Catwoman. Suit's kinda goofy, but what isn't in a Burton movie? Her acting, though, was awesome. She totally nailed the sarcastic, flirty and slightly psychotic character.

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I'm fine with anything that gets a reasonably attractive woman into a latexy body suit.
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I'm fine with anything that gets a reasonably attractive woman into a latexy body suit.
BDSM is just the thing for you then. Lots of women in tight latex clothing or wearing corsets, either one works for me.
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I find that I prefer watching women in latex bodysuits when I can do so without having them beat the living crap out of me for making eye contact without permission. Smiley: um

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I'm fine with anything that gets a reasonably attractive woman into a latexy body suit.
BDSM is just the thing for you then. Lots of women in tight latex clothing or wearing corsets, either one works for me.

No objections here.

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You seem to know an awful lot about that... Smiley: sly
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It was Pfeiffer's mannerisms as Catwoman that I found the hottest.
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Mmmmm latex...
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Smiley: yippee

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Seriously, it's gibberish to me... Smiley: frown

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No worries Protein, it's not even gibberish to me, it just looks like one of those jokes with the messed up characters.
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Hey, the other way 'round works too, just depends on your preferences really.
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someproteinguy wrote:
Mazra wrote:
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You seem to know an awful lot about that... Smiley: sly


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This. Pfeiffer was a naughty kitty.

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Me, too. Let's get drunk? Smiley: boozing
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I didn't like Anne Hathaway as Catwoman. I also haven't seen the newer movie, either.

You'll change your mind after seeing it.

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Anne Hathaway is physically a very pretty woman, but Michelle Pfeiffer was just downright **** as Catwoman. Suit's kinda goofy, but what isn't in a Burton movie? Her acting, though, was awesome. She totally nailed the sarcastic, flirty and slightly psychotic character.


Personally I liked Anne Hathaway as Catwoman more. Then again, I don't think Michelle Pfeiffer is that hot, and Anne Hathaway is one of the hottest women alive.

Also, that suit is stupid. I hate the Burton Batman movies; they were awful.
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I think you're confusing the Burton movies with the Schumacher movies. Batman and Batman Returns were awesome movies. And I'm not saying Nolan's movies are bad, they're just a more literal and realistic approach to the Batman comics. Burton took the flamboyant and theatrical approach.

Edit: I wish someone would do a re-reboot of the franchise over the video game universe. But I think we've discussed this before and there would be some issues with the voices. I just wish they'd put Harley in a live action movie. Smiley: inlove

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I hate the Burton Batman movies; they were awful.


I think you're confusing the Burton movies with the Schumacher movies. Batman and Batman Returns were awesome movies. And I'm not saying Nolan's movies are bad, they're just a more literal and realistic approach to the Batman comics. Burton took the flamboyant and theatrical approach.

Edit: I wish someone would do a re-reboot of the franchise over the video game universe. But I think we've discussed this before and there would be some issues with the voices. I just wish they'd put Harley in a live action movie. Smiley: inlove

Edited, Oct 17th 2012 11:13pm by Mazra

Nope, I didn't like any Batman movies until the Nolan reboot. I was entertained as a child, but any time they're on TV, I just cringe and flip the channel.

It's the same reason that I loved the Superman movies as a kid, but now I can't stand them outside of nostalgia.

Though the 50s Batman movie was awesome because it was just over the top bad.
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You're too contemporary, Theo. In 20 years you'll look back on the Nolan reboot and wonder what the **** you were thinking.

I enjoyed the Nolan reboot for what it was: action movies inspired by the Batman franchise. Nothing spectacular, other than Heath Ledger's performance, which was excellent, but solid big budget action movies.

What I like about the old Batman movies, and the old Superman movies for that matter, is that Burton and Donner went over the top and succeeded in creating a completely unrealistic and unbelievable universe for their movies. A universe where everything is possible and everything is just way more entertaining than in real life.

Nolan's contemporary style makes for nice CGI effects and cool gadgets, but you're not transported to a completely different universe. If you remove the bat theme then it could be any action movie, really. Even if you remove the tights from Donner's Superman or the bat costume from Burton's Batman, it still looks like Superman and Batman. There's a comic-y atmosphere to the movies.

And sure, everything is super cheesy in the movies, but that's because they're 20 years old. The 80's and early 90's were super cheesy. I'm sure people will look back on the '10s in 20 years and think we were super cheesy as well.

Edit: I'm not trying to convince you to like the old movies, just see them in the light of the era they were made in.

Edited, Oct 18th 2012 1:04am by Mazra
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#18445 Oct 17 2012 at 5:49 PM Rating: Good
I totally agree with what Maz just said about the Burton movies. I actually like how cartoonish they are. although, I actually like the Schumacher ones too, or at least Batman Forever. I hated everything about the 3rd Batman movie from the 90's, except Nicole Kidman. I absolutely love Uma Thurman as Poison Ivy. Everything else about the movie is pretty bad, even Alicia Silverstone's Batgirl, which I really wanted to like. Uma made up for it all by herself.

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#18447 Oct 17 2012 at 6:45 PM Rating: Good
Burton ones were awesome if you like good old fashioned hammyness.

Nolan ones were awesome if you like grimdark action.

Both Catwomen are awesome. I went in with my doubts, but Hathaway pulled off a very good Catwoman. Eased all my fears.
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You're too contemporary, Theo. In 20 years you'll look back on the Nolan reboot and wonder what the **** you were thinking.

I enjoyed the Nolan reboot for what it was: action movies inspired by the Batman franchise. Nothing spectacular, other than Heath Ledger's performance, which was excellent, but solid big budget action movies.

What I like about the old Batman movies, and the old Superman movies for that matter, is that Burton and Donner went over the top and succeeded in creating a completely unrealistic and unbelievable universe for their movies. A universe where everything is possible and everything is just way more entertaining than in real life.

Nolan's contemporary style makes for nice CGI effects and cool gadgets, but you're not transported to a completely different universe. If you remove the bat theme then it could be any action movie, really. Even if you remove the tights from Donner's Superman or the bat costume from Burton's Batman, it still looks like Superman and Batman. There's a comic-y atmosphere to the movies.

And sure, everything is super cheesy in the movies, but that's because they're 20 years old. The 80's and early 90's were super cheesy. I'm sure people will look back on the '10s in 20 years and think we were super cheesy as well.

Edit: I'm not trying to convince you to like the old movies, just see them in the light of the era they were made in.

Edited, Oct 18th 2012 1:04am by Mazra

No, see, that's why I like the new ones. It's the same reason I liked Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. They're believable, to some extent. They use our world and make it supernatural in some way.

To this day I still love Batman Begins because it's a realistic look at the Bruce Wayne and Batman mythology, and I liked the following movies for similar reasons. I couldn't give a **** less about the CGI.

I don't like the cheesyness that comics put forward. I hate it, actually. I like realism and grit.

You and I were looking for two completely different things in a Batman movie, and it's fairly obvious why we have differences of opinion. I can understand your point of view, but you're flat-out wrong if you think the old movies in any way compare to the new.
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Burton Penguin was a proper tragic villain and the best, especially coupled with the love hate love of Michelle Pfeiffer as catwoman. she was also a tragic figure. the second batman from burton was the best. it was a true tragedy and awesome film.
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You and I were looking for two completely different things in a Batman movie, and it's fairly obvious why we have differences of opinion. I can understand your point of view, but you're flat-out wrong if you think the old movies in any way compare to the new.


They don't compare. Like I said, Nolan and Burton tackled the franchise in two very different ways. Nolan's movies are more realistic* and gritty. Burton's movies are more cartoony. I just happen to prefer Burton's version of the Batman universe to Nolan's version. I feel that Burton did a much better job of delivering a superhero movie than Nolan. Nolan's movies lack the atmosphere.

Which is also why I don't think the new James Bond movies come even close to being better James Bond movies than the old ones. Sure, better movies in general, but they lack the James Bond atmosphere that makes James Bond movies so entertaining to watch. James Bond, to me, will always be the British gentleman who throws around punches while drinking his Martini and sexing up any nearby ladies. Daniel Craig's Bond reminds me more of Robert Ludlum's Jason Bourne than Ian Fleming's James Bond.

So, yeah, new Batman and Bond movies are better movies, but not better Batman and Bond movies. In my opinion, of course.


* The problem with Nolan's realistic Batman universe is that unrealistic things, like Two-Face, stand out so much. The Dark Knight was excellent up until Aaron Eckhart turned his head and revealed that the guys in charge of the Two-Face design had gone a little overboard. Harvey's condition in The Dark Knight was simply not realistic, and it completely clashed with the otherwise believable universe Nolan had built up. You'd expect sh*t like that in Burton's Batman movies, where helicopter umbrellas and high-powered hand buzzers were the norm.

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Mazra wrote:
Harvey's condition in The Dark Knight was simply not realistic, and it completely clashed with the otherwise believable universe Nolan had built up.
The makeup was overboard, but otherwise I don't think it was unrealistic. Though, it required a little more background information. The movie didn't really touch on the fact that Harvey had mental problems before the accident, and the accident really threw him over the edge. As far as what was presented in the movie though, you're right it didn't work.

I didn't mind the Burton movies, and the Nolan movies have their own charm. The Schumacher movies on the other hand were annoying. The biggest thing was how he turned Gotham from a dark underbelly of a city into a giant rave. It didn't help that I've never really been a fan of Jim Carey, and thought he was a terrible miscast as the Riddler, and that awful, awful (though unintentionally hilarious) Swartzenagger Mr. Freeze and the ice puns.
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