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Re: Park Your Amusements Here
« Reply #360 on: September 13, 2010, 06:03:46 am »
I recall my first anim was "The Smurfs", watched when I was 5 or so.
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And I didn't know it was originally in French until today.

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« Reply #361 on: September 13, 2010, 02:58:16 pm »
Wow...this thread has turned into a long recitation of Early Josh (EJ) television and literary history!! My mom used to read Babar to me when I was little. And I loved David the Gnome. I named a character in my book after the fox, Swift.

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« Reply #362 on: September 13, 2010, 03:29:27 pm »

Grrburger!

All this talk about Babar reminded of all the cartoon shows of him I used to watch while growing up. Never did I get the enjoyment of watching them in the original French.

Oh, well. That's what YouTube is for.

I got some catching up to do. *Speeds off to watch Babar in the original French.*

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« Reply #363 on: September 13, 2010, 06:59:16 pm »
Also, Darkwing Duck (and Gargoyles!)

But to break the cycle, I got a free hearing test with my sushi today. No, this is not me being facetious or sarcastic or witty or anything of the sort. Quite factually, I had sushi, and then I scheduled a hearing test (for this Wednesday).

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« Reply #364 on: September 17, 2010, 03:42:20 pm »
http://www.break.com/index/climbing-a-1786-tall-tower

I admire these workers. They do the impossible. I'm not sure I could imagine doing this everyday.

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« Reply #365 on: September 17, 2010, 04:51:11 pm »
Wow. Twice I thought he had reached the top, and nope! It kept right on going up.

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« Reply #366 on: September 18, 2010, 09:01:46 pm »
Heeeeey, does everyone remember the movie 80s movie Krull? Youtube has the whole thing up (with commercials, nanner nanner). I used to watch this all the time as a kid.

After watching a couple minutes, I've learned some things...

1. Hokey screenwriting gets old. I still need to re-watch the parts about the spider lady, the shapeshifter dude and the cyclops who sacrifices himself for the rest of the team, since I remember those being especially compelling in my youth. But man, I feel like I've been too harsh in my opinion of Final Fantasy XII's opening after watching the opening scenes of Krull again.

2. Laser sticks do not get old. I think Krull invented the laser stick (not to be confused with the lightsaber), and it is this movie's great legacy.
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« Reply #367 on: September 19, 2010, 06:18:22 am »
Heeeeey, does everyone remember the movie 80s movie Krull? Youtube has the whole thing up (with commercials, nanner nanner). I used to watch this all the time as a kid.

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« Reply #368 on: September 19, 2010, 08:24:08 am »
Hmm, that's interesting. Either it's some red tape that just hasn't been cut yet or Crackle's Youtube channel is up to something fishy since full commercials are actually being aired. I rather liked the Hulu feel, and hoped more Youtube channels like that would pop up. We could finally have that "see every movie ever made, whenever you want" collection.

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« Reply #369 on: September 19, 2010, 09:11:32 am »
It's quite usual for these posted-with-copyright-holder's-permission streaming videos to only be viewable for people inside the US. It's sometimes possible to get around this by using a US-based proxy. If I say any more, this may end up belonging in the Frustration thread. ;P

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« Reply #370 on: September 19, 2010, 02:26:43 pm »

If I say any more, this may end up belonging in the Frustration thread. ;P

Perhaps even the "WTF!? Check this link out!" thread. idk.

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« Reply #371 on: September 20, 2010, 03:39:57 am »
I met my first real-life Ayla on Friday night, but she pronounces her name with a long A, like "Kayla." =(

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« Reply #372 on: September 24, 2010, 03:53:23 am »
I met my first real-life Ayla on Friday night, but she pronounces her name with a long A, like "Kayla." =(

elaborate? Was she a cosplayer?

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« Reply #373 on: September 25, 2010, 02:04:51 am »
No, her name is Ayla. It's an anglicized spelling of an old Jewish name (complete with the "wrong' pronunciation). The one true pronunciation of "Ayla" is, of course, "EYE-luh." ^_^

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« Reply #374 on: September 29, 2010, 01:42:08 am »
I don't normally go for lolcats macros, simply because that kind of abuse of the English language annoys me (just like text speak... ugh). But I saw two today that just made my day:






I like the first one because the original quote is awesome. I love the second one because I've always loved Robert Frost's poems.