May 12, 2003

Say What?

Has America crossed the stupid line in our latest episode of military Coca-colanization? Do you suffer (or have you finally recovered from) leisure sickness and might this have a connection with affluenza? Does this disorder result in gorilla snot? I bet you thought that reax meant to submit your question one more time, didn't you? And will Fragmented Fred become an upshifter? (Not bloody likely!)

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Posted by fred1st at May 12, 2003 06:47 AM | TrackBack

The stupid train left the American station a looong time ago.

Posted by: feste at May 13, 2003 01:14 AM

Watching the Fellowship of the Ring extended edition DVD the other day, I learned about "bigatures": miniature sets used in filmmaking that are built to an unusually large scale, to give them an added sense of realism, depth, and proper lighting effects. The sets for Rivendell and Khazad-dum, for instance, were bigatures that took up entire rooms.

Posted by: Curt at May 15, 2003 10:25 AM

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