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So these two orcs walk into a gay bar...

[23:40:17] <banazir> You know what I need?
[23:40:22] <banazir> I need a katana
[23:40:25] <gondhir> a fermented fish?
[23:40:28] <gondhir> eep!
[23:40:29] <banazir> I'd settle for a scimitar
[23:40:42] <banazir> Even a straight Uruk falchion
[23:40:44] <gondhir> naz tai chi sword?
[23:40:56] <banazir> Er
[23:41:02] <banazir> Uruk STRAIGHT FALCHION
[23:41:06] <banazir> (No "straight Uruk" jokes!)
[23:41:16] * sui_degeneris wouldn't dare.
[23:41:20] <nobuddy69> It's TACHI!!
[23:41:22] <gondhir> (wot about "gay Uruk" jokes?)
[23:41:25] <nobuddy69> http://www.tampere.fi/vapriikki/nayttely/samurai/english/tekstit/katana.html
[23:41:28] <banazir> (No "gay Uruk" jokes either!)
[23:41:33] <banazir> Auuuugh!
[23:41:36] <sui_degeneris> LOL!
[23:41:37] <banazir> Get oat of my heeead!
[23:41:53] <gondhir> SUFFER ME!
[23:42:01] * sui_degeneris starts humming "The boys are back in town"


Edit, 00:15 CDT Sat 17 Jul 2004: So, apparently the difference is simple...
[00:02:34] <Tripitaka> 1) A robot shall kill or enslave any human being
[00:03:04] <Tripitaka> 2) A robot shall obey only the orders of a superior robot, except where that might conflict with the First Law
[00:03:38] <Tripitaka> 3) A robot shall explode into small sparkly fragments when dramatically necessary


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Banazir

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auriam
Jul. 17th, 2004 12:03 am (UTC)
I haven't even seen it yet, but I can predict:

4. Whenever confronted with difficulty, Will Smith shall make relevant, humorous quips, followed by brief pauses for laughter.

5. There shall be much fast-paced action, interspersed with brief references to the source material, but never enough downtime for the audience to figure out the many holes the plot will doubtlessly be full of.
banazir
Jul. 17th, 2004 02:36 am (UTC)
Noooo, reeeally?
4. Whenever confronted with difficulty, Will Smith shall make relevant, humorous quips, followed by brief pauses for laughter.
"I have got to get me one-a these!"

5. There shall be much fast-paced action, interspersed with brief references to the source material, but never enough downtime for the audience to figure out the many holes the plot will doubtlessly be full of.
Could be worse. Could be I, Robot starring Keanu Reeves as Neo Johnny Mnemonic somebody. Or Bram Stoker's I, Robot starring Winona Ryder as Susan Calvin and Gary Oldman as Stephen Byerley. Or...

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Banazir
borgseawolf
Jul. 17th, 2004 02:28 pm (UTC)
Re: Noooo, reeeally?
banazir
Jul. 17th, 2004 02:31 pm (UTC)
NOOOOOooooo!
I was joking!
I think Winona Ryder is fine as an actress, but that looks worse than Constantine!

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Banazir
borgseawolf
Jul. 17th, 2004 02:39 pm (UTC)
Re: NOOOOOooooo!
Do not joke about such things, as they may all too easily come true.
The day this thing hits the screens will be the worst day of my life since 'Total Recall' made people think Dick was a 'cool writer'.
banazir
Jul. 17th, 2004 02:56 pm (UTC)
Get Yaw Ess To Mahs!
Do not joke about such things, as they may all too easily come true.
:sigh:
I wish this thing had never come to me...

The day this thing hits the screens will be the worst day of my life since 'Total Recall' made people think Dick was a 'cool writer'.
Ahh, but we can remember it for you on eBaz!
Now, seriously: you've probably said this before, but what did you think of Ridley Scott's rendition of Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

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Banazir
borgseawolf
Jul. 17th, 2004 03:03 pm (UTC)
Re: Get Yaw Ess To Mahs!
I think I've talked about it on AFT a couple of times, in the book vs movie threads, but perhaps you've been avoiding those...
in short: great movie, poor adaptation.
banazir
Jul. 17th, 2004 03:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Get Yaw Ess To Mahs!
I think I've talked about it on AFT a couple of times, in the book vs movie threads, but perhaps you've been avoiding those...
I've been avoiding Alfantol entirely for about 10 months, and visiting only sporadically for 16.

in short: great movie, poor adaptation.
Sounds about right.

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Banazir
twinbee
Jul. 17th, 2004 06:32 am (UTC)
i used to think that Ur and Uruk were the same place.

reflects upon my geographic ignorance as an American :P

but at least i can find the United States on a map, something that the National Geographic discovered that 1/8th of Americans CANNOT DO
banazir
Jul. 17th, 2004 11:51 am (UTC)
From Ur to Uruk
i used to think that Ur and Uruk were the same place.
Well, let's see, they are both in what is now Iraq, nesupasu?
IIRC, Ur was Abraham's birthplace c. 1400 BC and Uruk was a contemporary city-state of Nineveh and flourished about 2000 years earlier? Did it still exist when Ur was at its zenith?

Trask, where's a nancient historian when ya need one?
thanatos_kalos? deire? Fedora?
Ennybuddy?

reflects upon my geographic ignorance as an American :P
Heh. I'm an American, and I'm not too ignunt of geography...

but at least i can find the United States on a map, something that the National Geographic discovered that 1/8th of Americans CANNOT DO
Sweet Jesus!

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Banazir
angharad
Jul. 17th, 2004 02:34 pm (UTC)
Re: From Ur to Uruk
Well, I'm no pro at this, but the Introduction to my copy of Gilgamush says:

  • slightly upriver (northwest) of Ur, in what's now Iraq
  • written in Sumerian which was a dead, scholarly language at the time it ended up being written
  • "around 2700 or maybe a hundred years later", as far as the hero's reign

And now you know.
banazir
Jul. 17th, 2004 02:51 pm (UTC)
GilgaMUSH!
See, be careful saying things like GilgaMUSH in my presence, because you might just be presented with one someday. :eg:

slightly upriver (northwest) of Ur, in what's now Iraq
That's Gilgamesh's Uruk, correct?

written in Sumerian which was a dead, scholarly language at the time it ended up being written
:nod:

"around 2700 or maybe a hundred years later", as far as the hero's reign
2700 B.C.E., yesupasu?

Thanks,
Banazir
angharad
Jul. 17th, 2004 03:17 pm (UTC)
Re: GilgaMUSH!
because you might just be presented with one someday
Oooh! Spiff!

That's Gilgamesh's Uruk, correct?
I assume so. The little map says "Uruk", and the book's about Gilgamesh, so...

2700 B.C.E., yesupasu?
Although my silly book doesn't say, I think we can safely assume so. (Unless we want to write yet another cyclical time-travel hard SF classic.) Looking again, I see that my book is 30 years old. FWIW.
banazir
Jul. 17th, 2004 03:20 pm (UTC)
Re: GilgaMUSH!
Oooh! Spiff!
The Spaceman? You betcha! :g:

2700 B.C.E., yesupasu?
Although my silly book doesn't say, I think we can safely assume so. (Unless we want to write yet another cyclical time-travel hard SF classic.)
While I could ordinarily go for that, I'm (ironically) a bit pressed for time. :-P

Looking again, I see that my book is 30 years old. FWIW.
Not sae bad.
Say, what did you major in (or are you still majoring)?

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Banazir
angharad
Jul. 17th, 2004 05:01 pm (UTC)
Re: GilgaMUSH!
When that text was required of me, Music; later, Computer Science (degrees in both).
banazir
Jul. 17th, 2004 06:30 pm (UTC)
Very cool
I really like CS people who have another major. My best students are CS/Math double majors.

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Banazir
angharad
Jul. 17th, 2004 06:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Very cool
Welll, technically, they were at two separate schools during two entirely separate periods. But even so.
banazir
Jul. 17th, 2004 07:56 pm (UTC)
Even so
... very cool. :)

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Banazir
gondhir
Jul. 18th, 2004 09:23 am (UTC)
Re: GilgaMUSH!
Ah, so it should be 2670BCE!
banazir
Jul. 18th, 2004 12:22 pm (UTC)
Silly Drawf
If it said "4700 yeats ago" it should be 2730 BCE!
Are you ready fro t*****?!

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Banazir
gondhir
Jul. 18th, 2004 01:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Silly Drawf
BS!
banazir
Jul. 18th, 2004 01:11 pm (UTC)
You're ready for BS?
I'll say you are!

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Banazir
gondhir
Jul. 17th, 2004 01:05 pm (UTC)
but at least i can find the United States on a map, something that the National Geographic discovered that 1/8th of Americans CANNOT DO
That wouldn't be a map of the us, would it?
banazir
Jul. 17th, 2004 01:09 pm (UTC)
Fahr oor sheet!
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