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“Human beings do not live in the objective world alone, nor alone in the world of social activity as ordinarily understood, but are very much at the mercy of the particular language which has become the medium of expression for their society. It is quite an illusion to imagine that one adjusts to reality essentially without the use of language and that language is merely an incidental means of solving specific problems of communication or reflection." Edward Sapir, 1929
This was the movie I was waiting for some time...and I went in to watch it last night.It's nice action packed movie where Transformers, Jurassic Park, Godzilla, Men In Black all came in together. But while coming up this whole idea and execution of this movie there are so many areas where the concepts explained in the movie were contradicting with its own ideas.
I don't want to spoil the movie for all who have not watched it yet, so I wont go in detail. It's worth watching though for once.
One night a police officer was staking out a particularly rowdy bar for possible DUI violations. At closing time, he saw a fellow tumble out of the bar, trip on the curb, and try his keys in five different cars before he found his. Then he sat in the front seat fumbling around with his keys for several minutes. Everyone else left the bar and drove off. Finally, he started his engine and began to pull away.
The officer was waiting for him. He stopped the driver, read him his rights, confirmed the driver was not under medication that might cause his driving to be impaired, and administered a Breathalyzer test. The results showed a reading of 0.0. The puzzled officer demanded to know how that could be. The driver replied, "Tonight I'm the designated decoy."
I've used that one, back in Crestline when I lived there. It was a lot more fun place back then, with only one cop assigned to the entire mountain, a short, fat little turd who wore a Glock with a magazine longer than his... well, you know.He didn't catch many of us, but we usually sent out a decoy about 10 minutes before closing, just in case.
So I was watching this historical documentary[^] last night, I am sure that it was a re-enactment though. But still new found respect for the recently departed man[^] that oversaw the effects. Months of moving figurines millimeter by millimeter for the stop motion animation has to be some majorly tedious work.
On a side note, I like reading the credits to these old films to see if I recognize someone that might have had a bit part but went on to bigger and better things. In this particular film, one of the actors went on to become a Dr.... http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0873743/?ref_=tt_cl_t11[^]