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Re: Adventures in YouTube
« Reply #2475 on: December 30, 2009, 08:37:24 PM »
Of the three it's probably the best and most watchable movie, but talk about damning something with faint praise

Agreed.

it's also the one that officially started the destruction of the Star Wars mythology, which, considering it's extent already and vast potential, is a pretty impressive feat of fail. Still, was only the beginning of the end, it didn't hit me hardest because there was still hope despite the obvious trepidation going forward, because a winning second entry could have been the kind of payoff that validated the first and pulled the series out of its tailspin for a triumphant rise back to the top, then... Attack of the Clones happened. Subjectively, maybe the worst movie of my life. Whatever an affirmation of life is, this was the opposite, not to mention it was the meat in a shit sandwich, and worse, when it was over (the best part), you knew it wasn't even really over yet. It was the true nadir, and it certainly changed the way I thought of the first movie, because suddenly I was nostalgic for even the "good old days" of The Phantom Menace; of the event that Episode I was and the positive hype and excitement that surrounded it going in and even watching it the first time, positive feelings that still permeate my memory of it in hindsight. The last time that was the case for Star Wars, before it was a grudging childhood death march to the theater.

Not to overstate it or anything. =)

Honestly that's pretty much my exact experience you just described. Not the first time we talk about it but it's still uncanny to me how similarly we feel on this issue.

For the anecdote, Episode 3 wasn't as negative an experience because I went to see it with Walter and we just kind of laughed through it. Still awful though. :iva:

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Re: Adventures in YouTube
« Reply #2476 on: December 31, 2009, 09:33:16 AM »
Agreed.

Honestly that's pretty much my exact experience you just described. Not the first time we talk about it but it's still uncanny to me how similarly we feel on this issue.

Yeah, I think most fans had a similar experience, whether they remember it that way or not. Speaking of which, the real shame of it is not that the prequels themselves were bad, but that they reflected so badly on Star Wars in general, that even the legacy of the original trilogy was tarnished in the general culture. I'm trying to think of another case where someone or something has come out of retirement past its prime and done so much damage to its legacy. Watching Attack of the Clones was far worse than seeing Michael Jordan play for the Wizards. BTW, this decade sucks. =)

One place it wasn't hurt was worldwide box office: http://www.imdb.com/boxoffice/alltimegross?region=world-wide

Man, I didn't know four movies had joined the billion club, quality of the movies aside, that's quite a feather in the cap of the directors. BTW, check out Avatar's rank (hint: it's higher than you think).

For the anecdote, Episode 3 wasn't as negative an experience because I went to see it with Walter and we just kind of laughed through it. Still awful though. :iva:

Yeah, that one benefited from having the expectations of a punchline, and it certainly delivered! So bad it's almost good.

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Re: Adventures in YouTube
« Reply #2477 on: December 31, 2009, 12:09:33 PM »
I'm trying to think of another case where someone or something has come out of retirement past its prime and done so much damage to its legacy.

I'd say Terminator 3, but it's not really on the same level.

One place it wasn't hurt was worldwide box office: http://www.imdb.com/boxoffice/alltimegross?region=world-wide

Man, I didn't know four movies had joined the billion club, quality of the movies aside, that's quite a feather in the cap of the directors. BTW, check out Avatar's rank (hint: it's higher than you think).

I wonder how far Avatar will go. Top 10? Top 5? First place seems almost unreachable when you compare it to the others. It's those crazy women who went to see the movie 10 times. :iva:

Yeah, that one benefited from having the expectations of a punchline, and it certainly delivered! So bad it's almost good.



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Re: Adventures in YouTube
« Reply #2478 on: December 31, 2009, 01:41:42 PM »
The funniest video i've seen all year (Creed fans beware. Who in their right mind is a Creed fan anyway?):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipy58SaIRhs

The same goes for Nickelback:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qehuyXOmkRs
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Re: Adventures in YouTube
« Reply #2479 on: December 31, 2009, 03:43:13 PM »
I'm trying to think of another case where someone or something has come out of retirement past its prime and done so much damage to its legacy.

I'd say Terminator 3, but it's not really on the same level.

On that note, this slew me completely.  I'm still laughing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBBw9E2Q_aY

Pity about having to sit through the ad but ah well.  Stupid money.

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Re: Adventures in YouTube
« Reply #2480 on: December 31, 2009, 07:50:28 PM »
I'd say Terminator 3, but it's not really on the same level.

Yeah, and Terminator is still considered cool overall, while the prequels more or less tipped the balance of society against Star Wars forever.

I wonder how far Avatar will go. Top 10? Top 5? First place seems almost unreachable when you compare it to the others. It's those crazy women who went to see the movie 10 times. :iva:

I'm sure Cameron would settle for 2nd. =)



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I just need to hear a wav of that hacking laugh/cough. :ganishka:

The funniest video i've seen all year (Creed fans beware. Who in their right mind is a Creed fan anyway?):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipy58SaIRhs

The same goes for Nickelback:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qehuyXOmkRs

I've never met a fan of either, but I love those shred videos, and this one is Fred Durst, and it's REAL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UQ_ZhC-1CU

Also, if you haven't seen the Radio Disney Slipknot or Jonas Brothers death metal videos, you should.


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Re: Adventures in YouTube
« Reply #2481 on: December 31, 2009, 07:58:01 PM »
BTW, this decade sucks. =)
Pfff, you haven't even played Mass Effect yet!  :void:

Btw, Page 100? That's an SKnet landmark!
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Re: Adventures in YouTube
« Reply #2482 on: December 31, 2009, 08:06:14 PM »
Pfff, you haven't even played Mass Effect yet!  :void:

It was a good decade for escapism. =)

Btw, Page 100? That's an SKnet landmark!

Yeah, I had just noticed that after my last post when it directed me back to page one freaking hundred!

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Re: Adventures in YouTube
« Reply #2483 on: December 31, 2009, 11:52:12 PM »
Congrats on the page 100. Man 2009 sure was great for Sk.net


My last contribution of the year for the YouTube thread, not the greatest, but still made me laugh after 1:06
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1Swvf5OSPk

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Re: Adventures in YouTube
« Reply #2484 on: January 01, 2010, 11:23:05 AM »
I'm sure Cameron would settle for 2nd. =)

Second to himself, yeah I'd settle for that too. :ganishka:

I just need to hear a wav of that hacking laugh/cough. :ganishka:

Not a problem. :guts:



I also added it to the .gif in my previous post.

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Re: Adventures in YouTube
« Reply #2486 on: January 06, 2010, 09:42:59 AM »
http://www.gametrailers.com/video/angry-video-screwattack/60452

The Angry Nerd reviews Street Fighter 2010 and touches on some of the rest of the series while he's at it. He also goes into some nice general game playing phenomenon at the end. Reminds me of what it's like to master a Mega Man or old school Castlevania game.

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Re: Adventures in YouTube
« Reply #2487 on: January 06, 2010, 04:57:52 PM »
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Re: Adventures in YouTube
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Re: Adventures in YouTube
« Reply #2490 on: January 08, 2010, 05:33:46 AM »
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Re: Adventures in YouTube
« Reply #2491 on: January 09, 2010, 12:28:40 PM »
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Re: Adventures in YouTube
« Reply #2492 on: January 09, 2010, 06:27:37 PM »
Sir Christopher Lee likes to kick people off the wagon.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9MuEA2eF8c
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Re: Adventures in YouTube
« Reply #2493 on: January 10, 2010, 01:57:30 AM »
Sir Christopher Lee likes to kick people off the wagon.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9MuEA2eF8c

Also, i shit you not, he just made a symphonic metal album (not narrator work, actual singing).
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Re: Adventures in YouTube
« Reply #2494 on: January 10, 2010, 03:55:37 AM »
Also, i shit you not, he just made a symphonic metal album (not narrator work, actual singing).

Already mentioned by Dar Klink in the music thread, and yea... its pretty awesome. The 87 year old horror movie actor doing a metal album about the Charlemagne? sign me up!

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Re: Adventures in YouTube
« Reply #2495 on: January 10, 2010, 08:59:47 AM »
Already mentioned by Dar Klink in the music thread, and yea... its pretty awesome. The 87 year old horror movie actor doing a metal album about the Charlemagne? sign me up!
Yes, it's fucking amazing isn't it?
http://www.skullknight.net/forum/index.php?topic=9084.msg181063#msg181063

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Re: Adventures in YouTube
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« Reply #2497 on: January 10, 2010, 11:24:11 PM »
R Crumb on Bukowski and drugs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdtXSOz3riQ

Brilliant artist, great insight.  The only problem is the poor sound quality, but it's still watchable.
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Re: Adventures in YouTube
« Reply #2499 on: January 11, 2010, 02:21:01 AM »
R Crumb on Bukowski and drugs:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HdtXSOz3riQ

Brilliant artist, great insight.  The only problem is the poor sound quality, but it's still watchable.

Cool, I want that new book of his (well not so new anymore), Book of Genesis i think.