July 13, 2018

Open Thread: Die Hard Turns 30
— Open Blogger

Interesting piece about the novel Die Hard was based on. Nothing Lasts Forever was a sequel to The Detective, which itself was made into a movie starring Frank Sinatra as the titular detective.

The sequel was literally dreamed up when the writer fell asleep while watching the Towering Inferno. Sinatra was too old to reprise the role by then, so the name was changed from "John Leland" to "John McClane" and offered to Arnold Schwarzenegger, who turned it down.

A bit of trivia you probably already know: the scene where Hans, pretending to be "Bill Clay," meets John McClane wasn't in the original script. They only wrote that sequence after hearing Rickman's version of an American accent. And maybe after realizing that it's, what's the word, insane to never have the hero meet the villain face-to-face until the final confrontation.

I've seen them talk about Rickman's "American accent;" they claimed it was "great." I guess they mean it was hilariously bad? Seriously, he does not sound American at all. I guess it's funny but it kind of makes McClane look pretty dumb for even pretending along with this nonsense.

Regarding Die Hard With a Vengeance: You probably know this, but the reason the ending of that film was choppy and look like it was a rush-job filmed only an afterthought is because it was a rush-job filmed only as an afterthought. In the original version of the movie, "Simon" actually escapes after the cargo ship detonation. Only three years later would we see McClane finally track down Simon and confront him.

That original ending can be seen here.

It's not good. So both endings of that otherwise-good movie are bad.

One important legacy of Die Hard: A young British author was inspired by the sight of McClane's barefoot heroics to write his own story of barefoot heroics. That author? JRR Tolkien. "The Hobbit" was conceived as "Reverse Die Hard in a Mountain," another "siege" action-thriller, with the dwarven crew of thieves as the heroes and the dragon, a scaly Mr. Nakatomi trying to guard his loot, as the villain.

"The Hobbit" was also made into a movie, cashing in on the popularity of Die Hard.

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1 First

Posted by: Kareem Ofweet at July 13, 2018 02:40 PM (gLylO)

2 I think since Chicago Jesus did a mic drop at the end of his term, PDT should say"Yippe-Kay-Ya M*ther F*ckers!" at the end of his.

Posted by: Jmel at July 13, 2018 02:42 PM (g0oil)

3 I just watched this for the first time a couple of months ago. My husband said I was a philistine for not having seen it sooner, since it was absolutely in my wheelhouse. And I agree with those who said it was the best Christmas movie ever.

Posted by: moki at July 13, 2018 02:43 PM (V+V48)

4 I miss Mr. Rickman.

Posted by: ro-man at July 13, 2018 02:43 PM (RuIsu)

5 It seems older than 30 years sad to say. And no mention of whether it's a Christmas movie or not?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at July 13, 2018 02:43 PM (4ErVI)

6 "Now I Have a machine gun."
"Ho. Ho. Ho."

Posted by: dyno-elite canned hate at July 13, 2018 02:44 PM (x9tR0)

7 Best line of the movie by the black cop buddy, after the explosion, the head cop asked about the damages, he says, "we'll it's gonna need a paint job, and a new set of screens"

Posted by: Redenzo at July 13, 2018 02:44 PM (14qvS)

8 The reboot with Jennifer Lawrence at the abortion rights fundraiser after the Kwanzaa parade is going to be a huge disappointment.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 13, 2018 02:45 PM (YPqbH)

9 You asked for miracles? I give you Robert. Mueller. The third.

Posted by: Rod 'Bouncy' Rosenstein at July 13, 2018 02:45 PM (DuAZ5)

10 Come out to the coast, we'll get together, have a few laughs.

Posted by: guy in an air duct at July 13, 2018 02:46 PM (L9nK5)

11 Die Hard is the Bruce Willis movie, yes?

Posted by: kallisto at July 13, 2018 02:46 PM (+OYy0)

12 Of course it is a Christmas movie.  
  

If you disagree, you don't get a beer. 


And it is pretty dang hot right now.     So think about what you are going to say next. 




Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 13, 2018 02:47 PM (UsCnO)

13 yippee kai yeah mofos ....

so Germans blew up the yokomoko (?) top floor to get away with the bearer bonds ... making it look like a terrorist attack.

Well Merkel's stasi criminals are corrupt, but who blew up the trade center buildings and what was being covered up?  (or the OK city building, same questions) ...

or, who blew up our FBI/CIA to cover up the Clinton crime syndicate ... ?  The Soviets got the "destroy America" ball rolling, but who are the real crooks now?

so many plots, so many movies ... wake me up when Hillary/Mueller are in prison, or swinging.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 13, 2018 02:47 PM (bT8Z4)

14 As I recollect in that movie, the FBI were portrayed as fuck ups.

Posted by: Under Fire at July 13, 2018 02:48 PM (r9UYA)

15 Reboot produced by Oprah. Starring Sara Gilbert.

Posted by: ro-man at July 13, 2018 02:48 PM (RuIsu)

16 8 The reboot with Jennifer Lawrence at the abortion rights fundraiser after the Kwanzaa parade is going to be a huge disappointment. Maybe. The Chlamydia Koala Phoenix Team may at least lessen the pain.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at July 13, 2018 02:49 PM (qul7b)

17 "If you disagree, you don't get a beer.
And it is pretty dang hot right now. So think about what you are going to say next. Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg

it's down to 92 ... and "now I've got a machine gun".

Posted by: illiniwek at July 13, 2018 02:49 PM (bT8Z4)

18 I hope when Trump gets back from meeting with Putin he fires Rosentstein for trying to embarrass him and playing politics.


Hopefully someone asks Putin about these preposterous charges.

If I were Putin I would say the following...

"These charges are baseless and malicious.

If the so called Department of Justice would like to proceed with this farce, my administration will call for a hearing in the General Assembly of the UN, there the so called Department of Justice will make a presentation of the evidence they have collected, I will send legal emissaries to listen and ask questions of the so called prosecutors and investigators of the so called Department of Justice.

If the presentation and cross examination shows compelling evidence that Russian citizens committed these alleged crimes, I will personally deliver them to the US authorities for trial."

I bet Roesenpenis balks at that scenario.

This is all a multi-act production of The Aristocrats.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 13, 2018 02:50 PM (UfMVm)

19 Have never seen that movie. Funny, but true comment from "The Babylon Bee": OT-Kamala Harris Reiterates Strong Support For Separating Families At Border Of Birth Canal

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at July 13, 2018 02:50 PM (AllCR)

20 I say. [Lights pipe] How old do you think I am, old bean?

Posted by: J.R.R. Tolkien at July 13, 2018 02:51 PM (1FhAQ)

21 How. An we remember seeing this gem in theaters 30 years ago when all of us are only 29.

Posted by: Usntakim at July 13, 2018 02:51 PM (0OmEj)

22 Die Hard is supposed to be an entertaining action movie not an FBI training film!

Posted by: JTB at July 13, 2018 02:52 PM (V+03K)

23 Ah, how careless use of time machines can muck up our literary legacy! Thank the stars that the Star Wars documentaries weren't tampered with.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b][/i][/s][/u] at July 13, 2018 02:52 PM (pNxlR)

24 The best acting Bruce Willis ever did was pretending to be attracted to Cybill Shepherd.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at July 13, 2018 02:52 PM (2NqXo)

25 22 Die Hard is supposed to be an entertaining action movie not an FBI training film! Posted by: JTB at July 13, 2018 07:52 PM (V+03K) You're confusing it with "Lie Hard." That's the FBI training film.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity [/i][/b][/s] at July 13, 2018 02:53 PM (js55S)

26 He walks barefoot through glass. I can't watch that. Blood and guts, fine, but not that.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at July 13, 2018 02:53 PM (2NqXo)

27 I hate my phone I can't wait to get my computer back.

Posted by: Usntakim at July 13, 2018 02:53 PM (0OmEj)

28 Didn't Bruce have real hair back then?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at July 13, 2018 02:54 PM (6Ll1u)

29 24 The best acting Bruce Willis ever did was pretending to be attracted to Cybill Shepherd. Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at July 13, 2018 07:52 PM (2NqXo) Vaseline on the lens, and lots of it.

Posted by: joncelli of the Tribe of the Drunken Moose at July 13, 2018 02:54 PM (1FhAQ)

30 Love the Feebs in the movie....

Posted by: kraken at July 13, 2018 02:54 PM (DpEis)

31 19. I haven't seen it. Not even bits and pieces of it like how I saw Casino. Loved Sharon Stone's hair.

Posted by: kallisto at July 13, 2018 02:54 PM (+OYy0)

32

 

I hope when Trump gets back from meeting with Putin he fires Rosentstein for trying to embarrass him and playing politics.

 

 

Just wait until your father gets home and hears about this

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 13, 2018 02:55 PM (10vO4)

33 You're confusing it with "Lie Hard." That's the FBI training film. Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara, now with a spark of divinity at July 13, 2018 07:53 PM (js55S) --LMAO

Posted by: logprof at July 13, 2018 02:55 PM (e7oj4)

34 The reboot with Jennifer Lawrence at the abortion rights fundraiser after the Kwanzaa parade is going to be a huge disappointment. Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 13, 2018 07:45 PM (YPqbH) ---- Die Easy: With a Penumbra

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 13, 2018 02:55 PM (U2JkK)

35 I haven't seen it. Not even bits and pieces of it like how I saw Casino. Loved Sharon Stone's hair. Posted by: kallisto I thought that was Basic Instinct.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 13, 2018 02:55 PM (9KY9j)

36 2 I think since Chicago Jesus did a mic drop at the end of his term, PDT should say"Yippe-Kay-Ya M*ther F*ckers!" at the end of his.

Posted by: Jmel at July 13, 2018 07:42 PM (g0oil) 


 

2025 is a long way down the road.    


Quick, tell this to a Leftie.     Their heads are exploding like teen-age zits.


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 13, 2018 02:55 PM (UsCnO)

37 I will walk through broken glass barefoot to vote Trump again!

Posted by: Usntakim at July 13, 2018 02:55 PM (0OmEj)

38 5 It seems older than 30 years sad to say. And no mention of whether it's a Christmas movie or not? Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at July 13, 2018 07:43 PM (4ErVI) "Home Alone" is a kid's version of "Die Hard" and no one questions whether "Home Alone" is a Christmas movie.

Posted by: josephistan at July 13, 2018 02:56 PM (Izzlo)

39 One of the worst films in the history of cinema is a Bruce Willis film called The Jackal.

That is one steaming pile of shit.


Posted by: Kreplach at July 13, 2018 02:56 PM (UfMVm)

40 Reminds me of 'Nam. I was in Junior High, dickhead.

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 13, 2018 02:56 PM (CJOtA)

41 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSO2lLiDybg

barefooting

or

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azIytXgdggA

Posted by: DaveA[/i][/b][/u][/s] at July 13, 2018 02:56 PM (FhXTo)

42 And The Hobbit inspired a young cowboy to write "Brokeback Mountain" which was originally titled "Inside Brokeback Mountain" after the dwarf sex in a cave scenes, which were ultimately cut because they didn't use real dwarves.

Posted by: What is that, Musk? at July 13, 2018 02:56 PM (UdKB7)

43 When Alan Rickman died, we had a little intern who was heartbroken that "Professor Snape" had died. He was awesome. RIP.

Posted by: Rosasharn at July 13, 2018 02:56 PM (PzBTm)

44 24 The best acting Bruce Willis ever did was pretending to be attracted to Cybill Shepherd. _______________ She was beautiful when she was young, but the effect was probably spoiled as soon as she opened her mouth. (To speak, that is).

Posted by: TrivialPursuer at July 13, 2018 02:56 PM (fqUgw)

45 Die hard is a great movie, I get a kick out of the is it? Or isn't it? a Christmas movie

Posted by: Skip at July 13, 2018 02:56 PM (pHfeF)

46 18 I hope when Trump gets back from meeting with Putin he fires Rosentstein for trying to embarrass him and playing politics. Hopefully someone asks Putin about these preposterous charges. If I were Putin I would say the following... "These charges are baseless and malicious. If the so called Department of Justice would like to proceed with this farce, my administration will call for a hearing in the General Assembly of the UN, there the so called Department of Justice will make a presentation of the evidence they have collected, I will send legal emissaries to listen and ask questions of the so called prosecutors and investigators of the so called Department of Justice. If the presentation and cross examination shows compelling evidence that Russian citizens committed these alleged crimes, I will personally deliver them to the US authorities for trial." I bet Roesenpenis balks at that scenario. This is all a multi-act production of The Aristocrats. Posted by: Kreplach at July 13, 2018 07:50 PM (UfMVm) XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXx Kreplach, the worthless stack of smelly dogshit, the Rs, will object first. Rosenswine will not have to say anything. Rosenswine and the rest of the traitors. Wall. High velocity lead poisoning. Some assembly required.

Posted by: Bonecrusher at July 13, 2018 02:57 PM (hrRsI)

47 I think Ace is taking liberties with the truth toward the end of the post. Better watch out, Truth's father is known to be a prick to guy's who take liberties.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 13, 2018 02:57 PM (WFySA)

48 I always thought the hobbit was based on lil'abner. The things you learn...

Posted by: Gentlemen, this is democracy manifest at July 13, 2018 02:57 PM (LWu6U)

49 Bruce Willis is a S. Jersey boy.

Posted by: kallisto at July 13, 2018 02:57 PM (+OYy0)

50 "Holy shit! We're gonna need some new FBI guys, I guess."

Posted by: josephistan at July 13, 2018 02:57 PM (Izzlo)

51 They say we're young and we don't know, we won't find out until we grow.

Posted by: Lisa at July 13, 2018 02:58 PM (DuAZ5)

52 Well I don't know if all that's true, 'cause you got me, and baby I got you.

Posted by: Peter at July 13, 2018 02:58 PM (DuAZ5)

53 Babe, I got you babe. I got you babe.

Posted by: Lisa and Peter at July 13, 2018 02:58 PM (DuAZ5)

54 They say our love won't pay the rent. Before it's earned, our money's all been spent.

Posted by: Lisa at July 13, 2018 02:58 PM (DuAZ5)

55 The sequel will have Lena Dunham as the Nakatomi Plaza

Posted by: Bruce at July 13, 2018 02:58 PM (8ikIW)

56 I guess that's so, we don't have a plot. But at least I'm sure of all the things we got.

Posted by: Peter at July 13, 2018 02:58 PM (DuAZ5)

57 Babe, I got you babe, I got you babe.

Posted by: Lisa and Peter at July 13, 2018 02:58 PM (DuAZ5)

58 I got flowers in the spring. I got you to wear my bling.

Posted by: Peter at July 13, 2018 02:58 PM (DuAZ5)

59 And when I'm sad, you're a clown. And if I get scared, you're always around.

Posted by: Lisa at July 13, 2018 02:58 PM (DuAZ5)

60 Don't let them say your wife's been wronged. 'Cause I don't care, with you I can text long.

Posted by: Lisa at July 13, 2018 02:58 PM (DuAZ5)

61 Then put your little hand in mine. There ain't no hill or mountain we can't climb.

Posted by: Peter at July 13, 2018 02:58 PM (DuAZ5)

62 Rosenstein is doing his own agitprop machine now, stepping all over the Trump/Queen moment with his own Spotlighting in the media to tell us how pure His DoJ/FBI really are.  So RosieCheeks now thinks he is taking the reins, like Strzok stated ... we had to go rogue out of patriotic duty.  Their other choice is prison, it would seem. 

Bureaucratic witch hunt gnome ... calling press conference in Trump's big moment ... obvious attack.  Pure "save the fake narrative" moment of sedition.

That's as psycho as that little gif clip of Strzok -- doing his possessed eyes, gay head shake thing.  Or maybe not gay, just crazy/demonic.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 13, 2018 02:58 PM (bT8Z4)

63 All that Big Hair in the movie... except for Bruce of course....

Posted by: kraken at July 13, 2018 02:58 PM (DpEis)

64 I was always amazed at how much blood McClane had. I mean he had enough red red krovvy for an entire squad. Some cop movies, the good guy never runs out of bullets... until he needs that last one to kill the head villain wherein he runs out and has to use a flying scissor kick and a shoelace to subdue his nemesis. But in Die Hard, he simply never loses all his blood. He just develops bad headaches.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at July 13, 2018 02:58 PM (6eEQ+)

65 39 One of the worst films in the history of cinema is a Bruce Willis film called The Jackal. That is one steaming pile of shit. Posted by: Kreplach at July 13, 2018 07:56 PM (UfMVm) Yeah. With Richard Gere as an IRA terrorist. That was a trainwreck.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 13, 2018 02:59 PM (WFySA)

66 To me, the least Brit Alan Rickman ever sounded was in Dogma.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 13, 2018 02:59 PM (pjfl0)

67 Peter and Lisa is in fwego!

Posted by: What is that, Musk? at July 13, 2018 02:59 PM (UdKB7)

68 My favorite Willis movie is " The Whole Nine Yards" hands down.....

Posted by: kraken at July 13, 2018 02:59 PM (DpEis)

69 I never did hear the Hobbit thing before now. Jeremy Irons is teh greatest.

Posted by: eleven at July 13, 2018 03:00 PM (+lOpA)

70 Just like Junior High, eh slick? I was in Saigon, dickhead.

Posted by: josephistan at July 13, 2018 03:00 PM (Izzlo)

71 I think the exact moment I began to hate Gorge Bush the shitty president was he allowed Clinton-stooge Sandy Berger to get away with stealing documents. The Republicans, too. They let the Clinton Crime Family get away with that.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at July 13, 2018 03:00 PM (YkwEd)

72 Didn't they access the contents of the safe by decoding the password one character at a time? As if...

Posted by: zeera at July 13, 2018 03:00 PM (sZx4g)

73 When Alan Rickman died, we had a little intern who was heartbroken that "Professor Snape" had died. He was awesome. RIP. His role as the sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves is still a delight to watch. He was hilarious.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 13, 2018 03:00 PM (7oRwq)

74 68 My favorite Willis movie is " The Whole Nine Yards" hands down..... Posted by: kraken at July 13, 2018 07:59 PM (DpEis) Mmmm, some of the best surprise boobs I have ever seen in a movie.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 13, 2018 03:00 PM (WFySA)

75 Amanda Peet was indeed gifted.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 13, 2018 03:01 PM (WFySA)

76 Yeah. With Richard Gere as an IRA terrorist. That was a trainwreck. Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop He is a terrorist. Much blood is on his... we'll say "head".

Posted by: United Gerbil Front at July 13, 2018 03:01 PM (9KY9j)

77 I think Ace threw in that Hobbit stuff at the end just to see how many commenters bothered to read the whole post. Not many, I gather.

Posted by: girldog at July 13, 2018 03:01 PM (g5YYQ)

78 Amanda Peet... whatever happened to????

Posted by: kraken at July 13, 2018 03:01 PM (DpEis)

79 24 The best acting Bruce Willis ever did was pretending to be attracted to Cybill Shepherd. Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at July 13, 2018 07:52 PM (2NqXo) Moonlighting was a great show. I wish it was available to stream

Posted by: josephistan at July 13, 2018 03:01 PM (Izzlo)

80 His role as the sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves is still a delight to watch. He was hilarious. Posted by: Jewells45 at July 13, 2018 08:00 PM (7oRwq) Why a spoon, cousin? Why not an axe or a sword? BECAUSE IT'LL HURT MORE!!!

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 13, 2018 03:02 PM (WFySA)

81 67 Peter and Lisa is in fwego! Posted by: What is that, Musk? at July 13, 2018 07:59 PM (UdKB7) Any requests? What's that? Oh, that's one of my old favorites. I'll kick it off, Pete...

Posted by: Lisa at July 13, 2018 03:02 PM (DuAZ5)

82 Take me now, Peter, here as I am. Pull me close, try and understand. Desire is hunger is the fire I breathe. Love is a banquet on which we feed. Come on now, try and understand, the way I feel under your command. Take my hand, go undercover. Trump can't hurt us now. He can't hurt us now, he can't hurt us nowowowow. Because the night belongs to lovers. Because the night belongs to us.

Posted by: Lisa at July 13, 2018 03:02 PM (DuAZ5)

83 Take me now, Lisa, here as I am. Hold me close, try and understand. I work all day sending texts to you. And break my back typing 302's. Come on now, try and understand, the way I feel when I'm in your hands. Take me now as the sun descends. Trump can't hurt us now. He can't hurt us now, he can't hurt us nowowowowow. Because the night belongs to lovers. Because the night belongs to us.

Posted by: Pete at July 13, 2018 03:02 PM (DuAZ5)

84 I noticed the Hobbit thing at the end, and I was like, wait, did Ace mention the Hobbit and I missed it when I glanced at his post?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at July 13, 2018 03:02 PM (YkwEd)

85 @71
And the fucked up part is that he was literally caught red handed stealing and shredding.

I mean open and shut, bloody knife in hand with a confession note in his socks and....

...HE FUCKING SKATED!!!!


The GOP is a useless pile of dog shit.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 13, 2018 03:03 PM (UfMVm)

86 78 Amanda Peet... whatever happened to???? Posted by: kraken at July 13, 2018 08:01 PM (DpEis) She was in the sequel (no nudity, alas.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 13, 2018 03:03 PM (WFySA)

87 I have no doubt in his heart of heart Rosenstein is sure President Trump had Russian help to get elected

Posted by: Skip at July 13, 2018 03:03 PM (pHfeF)

88 Tears of the Sun, complete with EoTech site mounted backwards on the M-4, licked hyena taint.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at July 13, 2018 03:03 PM (qul7b)

89 Alan Rickman ....By Grabthar's hammer, by the suns of Warvan, you shall be avenged.

Posted by: eleven at July 13, 2018 03:03 PM (+lOpA)

90 80 His role as the sheriff of Nottingham in Robin Hood Prince of Thieves is still a delight to watch. He was hilarious. Posted by: Jewells45 at July 13, 2018 08:00 PM (7oRwq) Is that the one where he stabs the prisoner and then starts talking about Spanish Steel ?

Posted by: ScoggDog at July 13, 2018 03:04 PM (CJOtA)

91 There should have never been "The Whole Ten Yards".

Posted by: Ben Had at July 13, 2018 03:04 PM (pjfl0)

92 My favorite film is Love Actually which, for me, is one of the best rom-coms of all time.

Rickman was very good in that.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 13, 2018 03:05 PM (UfMVm)

93 I think the exact moment I began to hate Gorge Bush the shitty president was he allowed Clinton-stooge Sandy Berger to get away with stealing documents. The Republicans, too. They let the Clinton Crime Family get away with that. Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook I feel like such a chump for defending him all those years. Although 2007-2010 was really just out of hatred for the media.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 13, 2018 03:05 PM (9KY9j)

94 Before Rickman died, Amazon was in talks to make a "Galaxy Quest" series. That would have been awesome.

Posted by: josephistan at July 13, 2018 03:05 PM (Izzlo)

95 " The Whole Ten Yards" was a mountain of fetid offal.....

Posted by: kraken at July 13, 2018 03:05 PM (DpEis)

96 39 One of the worst films in the history of cinema is a Bruce Willis film called The Jackal.

That is one steaming pile of shit.


Posted by: Kreplach



Jack Black got his hand blown off and then blown to bits in that movie. So its got one thing going for it.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 13, 2018 03:05 PM (20X6f)

97 I always thought The Hobbit was Snow White and the 7 Dwarves if Snow White had a really, red hot case of PMS ...

Posted by: Adriane the Movie Critic ... at July 13, 2018 03:05 PM (AoK0a)

98 That author? JRR Tolkien.
====
Loved his Lord Of The Rings, Lord Of The Flies, and Harry Potter trilogy ...

Posted by: ShainS [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at July 13, 2018 03:06 PM (BiLU+)

99 Bruce had hair in 'Death becomes Her'

Posted by: zeera at July 13, 2018 03:06 PM (sZx4g)

100 Willowed from the last thread: Seeing the sidebar mention of the Iroquois lacrosse team, I looked up lacrosse and hurling on Wikipedia. Hurling has been played in Ireland since ancient times, while lacrosse was played by the Iroquois in North America and predates the European discovery. The two sports seem oddly similar. Could this be evidence of contact centuries before the Age of Exploration? There is an Irish legend of St. Brendan discovering lands to the west which predates Leif Erickson and the Vikings.

Posted by: rickl at July 13, 2018 03:06 PM (sdi6R)

101 Rosenpenis did his little dog and pony show today to step on Trump's meeting with Vlad. Boris and Natasha messed with the DNC it was just awful. That allowed the Dims to grandstand on it. He's pure scum

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 13, 2018 03:07 PM (SiINZ)

102 Jack Black got his hand blown off and then blown to bits in that movie. So its got one thing going for it. Posted by: Puddleglum at July 13, 2018 08:05 PM (20X6f) Just for that scene alone it gets a star. One measly star.

Posted by: eleven at July 13, 2018 03:07 PM (+lOpA)

103 Truly do enjoy "RED"1 and 2.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 13, 2018 03:07 PM (pjfl0)

104 zeera: "Bruce had hair in 'Death becomes Her'" Nah. It was spray paint.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at July 13, 2018 03:07 PM (6eEQ+)

105 That author? JRR Tolkien. ==== Loved his Lord Of The Rings, Lord Of The Flies, and Harry Potter trilogy ... Posted by: ShainS I thought Jeff Goldblum wrote Lord of the Flies.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 13, 2018 03:08 PM (9KY9j)

106 Is that the one where he stabs the prisoner and then starts talking about Spanish Steel ? Yes, but it's his cousin he stabs. Then nonchalantly walks away praising spanish steel. God I still laugh and I bet I have seen that movie 20 times.

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 13, 2018 03:08 PM (7oRwq)

107 >>18
I hope when Trump gets back from meeting with Putin he fires Rosentstein for trying to embarrass him and playing politics.

I read the chicken bones last night and it is my prediction.

Also, ass boil Sessions shall be fired at the same time.

Posted by: Under Fire at July 13, 2018 03:08 PM (r9UYA)

108 JRR Tolkien was a great writer, great scholar, distinguished war veteran, father of six, and devout Christian...... of course he was no George RR Martin....

Posted by: kraken at July 13, 2018 03:08 PM (DpEis)

109 One of the worst films in the history of cinema is a Bruce Willis film called The Jackal. That is one steaming pile of shit. Posted by: Kreplach at July 13, 2018 07:56 PM The original is a great movie.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at July 13, 2018 03:08 PM (2NqXo)

110 " the exact moment I began to hate Gorge Bush the shitty president was he allowed Clinton-stooge Sandy Berger to get away with stealing documents. The Republicans, too. They let the Clinton Crime Family get away with that.Posted by: Soothsayer

right ... so how dirty is the Bush Syndicate?  He seems like great buddies with Bill, despite the Clinton ... sedition/treason ... Bush had to know about the give away (sale) of our military tech to China ... and more recently of the fake Foundation ... they are all in on the globalist "new world order" ... they are in "the club", till death do them part.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 13, 2018 03:08 PM (bT8Z4)

111 104 Truly do enjoy "RED"1 and 2. Posted by: Ben Had at July 13, 2018 08:07 PM (pjfl0) I liked the first one a lot. The second is so so. Fun films though.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 13, 2018 03:09 PM (WFySA)

112 My favorite film is Love Actually which, for me, is one of the best rom-coms of all time. Oh goodness I love that movie!!

Posted by: Jewells45 at July 13, 2018 03:09 PM (7oRwq)

113 Puddleglum: "Jack Black got his hand blown off and then blown to bits in that movie. So its got one thing going for it." We give the movie No Thumbs Up.

Posted by: Siskel -n- Ebert at July 13, 2018 03:09 PM (6eEQ+)

114 109 JRR Tolkien was a great writer, great scholar, distinguished war veteran, father of six, and devout Christian...... of course he was no George RR Martin.... Posted by: kraken at July 13, 2018 08:08 PM (DpEis) And for that we're all grateful.

Posted by: josephistan at July 13, 2018 03:09 PM (Izzlo)

115 I'm confused, or is this a Friday drug thread? How did Tolkien write the Hobbit in the 30's if Die Hard was based on a bad 70's movie?


Do all of you folks have working time machines but me?

I put the Hobbit down in the late 70's, bored me to tears. More a Heinlein/Burgess et al type.

Posted by: clutch cargo at July 13, 2018 03:09 PM (RHEDC)

116 Jack Black got his hand blown off and then blown to bits in that movie. So its got one thing going for it. Posted by: Puddleglum at July 13, 2018 08:05 PM (20X6f) ---- That's Jack's best role ever. Close second: when that punk rock kid burns him with lightning in the X-Files.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 13, 2018 03:09 PM (U2JkK)

117 Funny thing about Die Hard-the movie doesn't make sense to most people under 25.
No cell phones.
Oh, you could write around it, have Hans bring a cell jammer, but unless you explain it to kids their (natural) reaction is "Why doesn't he just call for help on his cell phone?" I suppose you'd have to shut down wi-fi too.

Posted by: Weirddave at July 13, 2018 03:09 PM (bQXMb)

118 "One of the worst films in the history of cinema is a Bruce Willis film called The Jackal. That is one steaming pile of shit." Watch "The Day of the Jackal". It's great, and exactly like the great Forsyth book.

Posted by: Buzz at July 13, 2018 03:10 PM (qBi+5)

119 'I hope when Trump gets back from meeting with Putin he fires Rosentstein for trying to embarrass him and playing politics' Live. On TV. Mr Rosenstein, you're fired.

Posted by: What is that, Musk? at July 13, 2018 03:10 PM (UdKB7)

120 109 JRR Tolkien was a great writer, great scholar, distinguished war veteran, father of six, and devout Christian...... of course he was no George RR Martin.... Posted by: kraken at July 13, 2018 08:08 PM (DpEis) Check out the 'Epic Rap Battles of History' of Tolkien vs Martin. 'I cut my teeth in the trenches of the Somme, you LARPED your Santa Claus ass through Vietnam!'

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 13, 2018 03:10 PM (WFySA)

121 "Bruce had hair in 'Death becomes Her'" ************************************************ Isabella Rossellini was the best thing about that movie.

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at July 13, 2018 03:11 PM (2NqXo)

122 94. He just gave a speech criticizing immigration limits, citing the Goodness of America. Now he finds his voice, when it's necessary to defend the invasion.

Posted by: kallisto at July 13, 2018 03:11 PM (+OYy0)

123 "We give the movie No Thumbs Up."

Posted by: Jack Black's thumbs blown sky high at July 13, 2018 03:11 PM (UdKB7)

124 The Hobbit was a bedtime story Tolkien made up for his children, in the 1940's... he stared writing the Rings trilogy in the trenches in WWI... around 1915....

Posted by: kraken at July 13, 2018 03:11 PM (DpEis)

125 Best movie Bruce did was Hudson Hawk. What a wonderfully confused PoS. How many movies have a dog as a bad guy?

Posted by: clutch cargo at July 13, 2018 03:11 PM (RHEDC)

126 Isabella Rossellini was the best thing about that movie. Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at July 13, 2018 08:11 PM (2NqXo) Actually, Catherine Bell as Rossellini's body double was the best thing in that movie.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 13, 2018 03:13 PM (WFySA)

127 Funny thing about Die Hard-the movie doesn't make sense to most people under 25. No cell phones.
About 90% of the movies I watch have no cell phones. The weird thing is - the movies would all be over in the first 5 minutes if they had the things.

Posted by: clutch cargo at July 13, 2018 03:13 PM (RHEDC)

128 http://bit.ly/2NQFekL ===== Lisa Page Testimony Highlights Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Lied To Chairman Devin Nunes The Last Refuge

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at July 13, 2018 03:13 PM (y3aQB)

129 118 Funny thing about Die Hard-the movie doesn't make sense to most people under 25. No cell phones. Oh, you could write around it, have Hans bring a cell jammer, but unless you explain it to kids their (natural) reaction is "Why doesn't he just call for help on his cell phone?" I suppose you'd have to shut down wi-fi too. Posted by: Weirddave at July 13, 2018 08:09 PM (bQXMb) Is that actually a problem though? I mean I've seen a lot of old movies and shows where there is older technology than from when I was born and it's never confused me. I'm from the time when you could just dial someone's number on the phone always. But the concept of a switchboard operator never brought me any confusion.

Posted by: buzzion at July 13, 2018 03:13 PM (lKs2v)

130 Some more FLOTUS pr0n: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5952057 Some idiot protestor pictures in there too, acting stupid at Trump's golf course in Scotland. And some pictures of Melania with the Queen.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 13, 2018 03:13 PM (8O3HH)

131 The 12 Russians who hacked our election need to be brought to justice. Trump must demand their extradition at his upcoming summit with Putin. Mueller must give Trump his evidence so he can make the case.

Posted by: schizoid at July 13, 2018 03:13 PM (b7EeR)

132 111 right ... so how dirty is the Bush Syndicate? He seems like great buddies with Bill, despite the Clinton ... sedition/treason ... Bush had to know about the give away (sale) of our military tech to China ... and more recently of the fake Foundation ... they are all in on the globalist "new world order" ... they are in "the club", till death do them part. Posted by: illiniwek at July 13, 2018 08:08 PM (bT8Z4) And let's not forget the Bush Federal Election Commission ignoring the fact that Obama's 2008 campaign disabled the security features on its website to allow foreign campaign contributions, such as from "Doodad Pro". Nope, nothing to see here.

Posted by: rickl at July 13, 2018 03:14 PM (sdi6R)

133 A recent Jack Reacher book was set in a small present day Kansas town sooo far out in the boonies there wasn't any cell reception. So the townspeople relied on landlines, picking up the phone to report Reacher as he walked around causing mayhem. It really intruded on getting into the story.

Posted by: zeera at July 13, 2018 03:14 PM (sZx4g)

134 Geeze, one weird Jays-Sox game going on.

Posted by: andycanuck at July 13, 2018 03:15 PM (Evws/)

135 "I have no doubt in his heart of heart Rosenstein is sure President Trump had Russian help to get elected Posted by: Skip

nah ... at best Rosie thinks taking down Trump on fake charges would be better for "the state", better to have DeepState run things since voters are too stupid. 

"True Believer" can mean different things ... true believer in commie like control, or true believer in "we the people" control of government?

At worst (most likely) Rosie knows about Hillary's sedition, Obama's sellout, Trump's complete innocence, and all about the frame job going on.  He is saving his own ass and that of the DeepState ... those are "his boyz" ... he cares nothing about we the people, we are deplorable.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 13, 2018 03:15 PM (bT8Z4)

136 "McCain says Helsinki Summit Shouldn't Move Forward" First of all, fuck you. You lost to Obama asshole. Next, show me this fucker actually said that. Make a public statement yourself.

Posted by: Marcus T at July 13, 2018 03:16 PM (Hb4mP)

137 But the concept of a switchboard operator never brought me any confusion.
I was around when there were switchboards and party lines, but that changed pretty quickly.
I had a kid ask me for the time (probably a year ago now) and I told him it was a quarter to 4. The look on his face was priceless. I might has well have said it's spatula green drumstick.

Posted by: clutch cargo at July 13, 2018 03:16 PM (RHEDC)

138 illiniwek: "right ... so how dirty is the Bush Syndicate? He seems like great buddies with Bill, despite the Clinton ... sedition/treason ..." To wit: 9-3-2013 - "Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will present the National Constitution Center's (NCC) 2013 Liberty Medal to Hillary Clinton during a Sept. 10 ceremony in Philadelphia, one day before the first-year anniversary of the terror attacks in Benghazi, Libya while Clinton was secretary of state..." That's who the Bush family actually is. Globalists of the first order. My blood boils when I think how unified those families were and are and the facade they erected.

Posted by: AnonyBotymousDrivel at July 13, 2018 03:17 PM (6eEQ+)

139 I'm a huge fan of "The Thin Man" He didn't need no stinking cell phone. And ASTA.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 13, 2018 03:17 PM (pjfl0)

140 I remember when Diehard was a battery and not some vehicle for Bruce Willis to play Bruce Willis playing Bruce Willis.

Posted by: f'd at July 13, 2018 03:17 PM (UdKB7)

141
I feel like such a chump for defending him all those years. Although 2007-2010 was really just out of hatred for the media.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 13, 2018 08:05 PM (9KY9j)



Ditto.


I actually had a couple of lib guys who had come around to W.   They were impressed with how he handled 9/11, and other stuff. 


Bush's second term was hell.    Heard a lot of grief.    After Obama was elected, I didn't show my disdain for the Socialist with No Life Experience.    The politics talk decreased.    Then, and I remember it clearly, got a long text in the early summer of 2016.          Hey, LeftCoast, how about that Trump?      I responded positively, and a slew of nasty crap, which we are now all familiar with, texted back.   Guess he had been hanging out with his political buddies, all of which are Lefties. 


 

 Continued that way throughout the campaign.   And yes, I did have fun on the evening of Nov 8, 16.       But it got ugly and never changed.     One of these guys, he later let on, got a lot of his info from  Rachael Muncher.   Seriously, he would try to use the stuff he saw on her show to be factual.   


I tried a couple of times to have conversations that were fact based, but it was useless.  


To this day, I get crap about Russia-Putin-Stormy-etc-etc-etc.   I've quit responding.   I do send a meme once in a while.   But the conversations are over.     And that is sad. 

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at July 13, 2018 03:17 PM (UsCnO)

142 The original is a great movie. Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at July 13, 2018 08:08 PM (2NqXo) Entitled Day of the Jackal, just like the book.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b][/i][/s][/u] at July 13, 2018 03:17 PM (pNxlR)

143 I give you the Eff Bee Eye. ..Still CFOMF 30 years  later
.

Posted by: A dude in MI at July 13, 2018 03:17 PM (CDETr)

144 Jack Black got his hand blown off and then blown to bits in that movie. So its got one thing going for it. Posted by: Puddleglum at July 13, 2018 08:05 PM (20X6f) ---- That's Jack's best role ever. Close second: when that punk rock kid burns him with lightning in the X-Files. Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 13, 2018 08:09 PM (U2JkK) Jack Black must have been f*cking Harvey, too.

Posted by: golfman at July 13, 2018 03:17 PM (If3tB)

145 Hans: Karl, schieß dem Fenster! *shit on the window? WTF?*

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 13, 2018 03:18 PM (rnAwa)

146 Some more FLOTUS pr0n: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5952057 Some idiot protestor pictures in there too, acting stupid at Trump's golf course in Scotland. And some pictures of Melania with the Queen. Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 13, 2018 08:13 PM (8O3HH) The Queen is a short lady.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 13, 2018 03:18 PM (WFySA)

147 I saw spatula green drumstick open for Reacher Gives PETA Knob Jobs in The Castro in '69.

Posted by: Swallows at July 13, 2018 03:18 PM (qul7b)

148 there are cell phone jammers I think ... so the movie could still work.  not sure on the range ... if Bruce got to upper floors, could maybe get his cell to work.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 13, 2018 03:19 PM (bT8Z4)

149 132 As Sundance points to, prove the DNC computers were hacked , it's only the DNC and THEIR client who say the Russians did it, the FBI never got to see those computers.

Posted by: Skip at July 13, 2018 03:19 PM (pHfeF)

150 And ASTA.
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woof woof [wags tail]

Posted by: jasper at July 13, 2018 03:19 PM (Evws/)

151 *shit on the window? WTF?* Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 13, 2018 08:18 PM (rnAwa) That was the German pron flick that Rickman did when he was young.

Posted by: josephistan at July 13, 2018 03:19 PM (Izzlo)

152 Until I see proof of life from Mc Stain he should just keep his mouth shut. Your sick leave has run out motherfucker.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 13, 2018 03:19 PM (pjfl0)

153 >>The Queen is a short lady. Prince Philip, her hubby and a royal Archie Bunker has made similar observations, saying the family needs to get some taller genes mixed in.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 13, 2018 03:20 PM (8O3HH)

154 146 Hans: Karl, schiess dem Fenster! *shit on the window? WTF?* Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 13, 2018 08:18 PM (rnAwa) Hans was smelling toast right that moment. It was a stressful day.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 13, 2018 03:20 PM (WFySA)

155 Serious story: I was in the midst of a deep depression when Die Hard debuted in the movie theaters (high-stress job with unrealistic expectations just out of college, first love broke my heart, trying to take care of dysfunctional family, et. al.).
I went to see it alone, and for a couple of hours I was able to experience tremendous relief being able to escape from reality owing to that wonderful movie.
For that reason alone it will always be in my Top 10 favorites of all time ...

Posted by: ShainS [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at July 13, 2018 03:20 PM (BiLU+)

156 Myrna Loy/Thin Man movies ?? She was fetching...

Posted by: kraken at July 13, 2018 03:20 PM (DpEis)

157 Hans: The following people are to be released from their captors: In Northern Ireland, the seven members of the New Provo Front. In Canada, the five imprisoned leaders of Liberte de Quebec. In Sri Lanka, the nine members of the Asian Dawn movement... Karl: [mouthing silently] Asian Dawn? Hans: [covers the radio] I read about them in Time magazine. Now you understand socialists.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at July 13, 2018 03:20 PM (rnAwa)

158 Asta would kick Jasper's ass in a heartbeat.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 13, 2018 03:22 PM (pjfl0)

159 Try taking THIS under advisement, jerkweed!

Posted by: John McClane at July 13, 2018 03:22 PM (NWiLs)

160 131 Some more FLOTUS pr0n: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5952057 Some idiot protestor pictures in there too, acting stupid at Trump's golf course in Scotland. And some pictures of Melania with the Queen. Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 13, 2018 08:13 PM (8O3HH) The slags protesting actually look marginally better (and healthier) than our retards.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at July 13, 2018 03:22 PM (4ErVI)

161 the left would maybe have been better off if Bush had supported Trump.  Once Bush (who they hated) signed on with Hillary ...  it left them wondering WTF.  And they already had doubts on Hillary after she rigged the primary and screwed Bernie ... she cancelled their vote.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 13, 2018 03:23 PM (bT8Z4)

162 137. Surely they've had enuf time to develop and build a Juano animatronic. Just wheel that bad boy out to spew the NWO party line.

Posted by: kallisto at July 13, 2018 03:23 PM (+OYy0)

163 At worst (most likely) Rosie knows about Hillary's sedition, Obama's sellout, Trump's complete innocence, and all about the frame job going on. He is saving his own ass and that of the DeepState ... those are "his boyz" ... he cares nothing about we the people, we are deplorable. Posted by: illiniwek at July 13, 2018 08:15 PM (bT8Z4) Given all that, seems to me he's picking the side that will probably lose. At the very least, his position is one that the Deep State will gladly forfeit in it's quest to retain some control....

Posted by: SSBN 656 (G) at July 13, 2018 03:23 PM (5AVMW)

164 What would be different with Cell phones in Die Hard though really? He calls the cops a little quicker? The bad guys would probably still use the radios because they are doing a mass group communication not just a one on on conversation.

Posted by: buzzion at July 13, 2018 03:23 PM (lKs2v)

165 She was fetching...
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Asta too!

Posted by: andycanuck at July 13, 2018 03:24 PM (Evws/)

166 How is it even a question? Of course it's a Christmas movie. Sergeant Al Powell's mistake with the kid leads him to doubt himself, until he is visited by terrorists on Christmas eve and learns to kill again without hesitation. How is that not a valuable lesson about the True Meaning of Christmas?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 13, 2018 03:24 PM (y87Qq)

167 Rosenpenis could easily be Barney Fife, little skinny guy with pretensions. Picture him in Barney's uniform. But the big difference is Barney was very likable.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 13, 2018 03:25 PM (8O3HH)

168 159 Asta would kick Jasper's ass in a heartbeat. Posted by: Ben Had at July 13, 2018 08:22 PM (pjfl0) I was about to write 'Jasper's a lover, not a fighter.' but that is so very wrong.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 13, 2018 03:25 PM (WFySA)

169 I was in Boot Camp when it premiered and not out until late August, so I had to have first seen this at the dollar theater in Vallejo, CA.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 13, 2018 03:25 PM (cvabZ)

170 Sgt. Powell: How you feelin', partner? McClane: Pretty fucking unappreciated, Al.

Posted by: John McClane at July 13, 2018 03:25 PM (NWiLs)

171 Asta is hot!!!!!

Posted by: Tweeker Dogfucker at July 13, 2018 03:25 PM (qul7b)

172 grrrr grrrrrrrrr ruff ruff grrrrrr

Posted by: jasper at July 13, 2018 03:25 PM (Evws/)

173 One important legacy of Die Hard: A young British author was inspired by the sight of McClane's barefoot heroics to write his own story of barefoot heroics. That author? JRR Tolkien. "The Hobbit" was conceived as "Reverse Die Hard in a Mountain," Well, if Die Hard or the Hobbit are ever remade with female leads, Tarantino should definitely be in the director's chair. He could show the female hobbits getting a shave along with their pedicure.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 13, 2018 03:27 PM (/qEW2)

174 @163 They've tried but it keeps crashing.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 13, 2018 03:27 PM (zNgi3)

175 I was about to write 'Jasper's a lover, not a fighter.' but that is so very wrong.
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Posted by: toby the beagle at July 13, 2018 03:27 PM (Evws/)

176 Aetius, Thanks for the laugh.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 13, 2018 03:27 PM (pjfl0)

177 Would "Die Hard" have worked as a caper flick, from Gruber's point of view? Our big scheme goes blooey because of an interloper we couldn't possibly plan for.

Posted by: Weak Geek at July 13, 2018 03:28 PM (TPaJb)

178 I had 'em all...

Posted by: Snowy the Dog at July 13, 2018 03:28 PM (qul7b)

179 @165
The modern day FBI with cellular technology is still incompetent, see Las Vegas, Florida School Massacre, Pulse Night Club, San Bernadino, etc.

You can literally tell the FBI you're crazy and are going to shoot up a school and they will do nothing about it.

You can literally tell the FBI straight up, these brothers are bad news, you might want to keep an eye on them.



Die Hard is a real life depiction of the incompetence of the FBI.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 13, 2018 03:28 PM (UfMVm)

180 162 the left would maybe have been better off if Bush had supported Trump. Once Bush (who they hated) signed on with Hillary ... it left them wondering WTF. And they already had doubts on Hillary after she rigged the primary and screwed Bernie ... she cancelled their vote. Posted by: illiniwek at July 13, 2018 08:23 PM (bT8Z4) There were definitely some leftist #NeverHillary voters. I'm sure some of them ended up voting for Trump, because both Sanders and Trump were anti-establishment candidates. We don't know how many there were, but I think they were a factor.

Posted by: rickl at July 13, 2018 03:28 PM (sdi6R)

181 Not 1 reasonable person thinks there wasn't a connection of Rosenstein's indictments and what President Trump is doing today.

Posted by: Skip at July 13, 2018 03:28 PM (pHfeF)

182 "He could show the female hobbits getting a shave along with their pedicure." They get their feet shaved? Do they at least leave a landing strip?

Posted by: Bildo Saggins at July 13, 2018 03:28 PM (UdKB7)

183 "McCain staffer says Helsinki Summit Shouldn't Move Forward" Fixed

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 13, 2018 03:29 PM (LsBY9)

184 Rin Tin Tin, says NO , Snowy.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 13, 2018 03:30 PM (pjfl0)

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 13, 2018 03:30 PM (LsBY9)

186 Everything you need to know about Nevertrump was captured in Ellis from the first Die Hard

Posted by: Chico Escuella at July 13, 2018 03:30 PM (Px1d1)

187 Everyone under twenty five will miss that completely.

Posted by: Simplemind at July 13, 2018 03:30 PM (ZuGkg)

188 Whew!

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 13, 2018 03:31 PM (LsBY9)

189 "Die Hard is a real life depiction of the incompetence of the FBI. Posted by: Kreplach at July 13, 2018 08:28 PM (UfMVm)" True dat. Ahead of its time.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez - they are gaslighting us 24/365[/i][/u][/b][/s] at July 13, 2018 03:31 PM (yN/cP)

190 Hadrian, There are no words at this moment.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 13, 2018 03:31 PM (pjfl0)

191 Die Hard? Is this about McStain?

Posted by: Les Kinetic at July 13, 2018 03:33 PM (+fPHo)

192 Everything you need to know about Nevertrump was captured in Ellis from the first Die Hard Posted by: Chico Escuella I don't recall Ellis (not so) secretly being in on the heist while pretending to be a hostage.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 13, 2018 03:33 PM (9KY9j)

193 I can't believe McCain is still kicking. Did the Morgs and Eymorgs get 'em?

Posted by: freaked at July 13, 2018 03:33 PM (UdKB7)

194 Guy on CNN's Anderson Cooper is telling the absolute proof of Trump/Russian collusion. I knew that's what Rosenstein's indictments were for, fodder for the TDS collusion to continue.

Posted by: Skip at July 13, 2018 03:34 PM (pHfeF)

195 I just heard a guy say "Do you like Pina coladas" is "the best song EVER!" I did not ask him if he had a ear transplant from a serial killer. But I'm sure he did.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 13, 2018 03:34 PM (U2JkK)

196 I want to see a video of Juan making that pronouncement of it's bullshit all the way down. Enough of this government by handlers shit.

Posted by: Krebs v Carnot: Epic Battle of the Cycling Stars (TM) [/b][/i][/s][/u] at July 13, 2018 03:34 PM (pNxlR)

197 I heard the original screenplay had John McClane "relaxing" with a secretary, and afterwards spent the entire movie wearing only a shirt.

Posted by: Downcast at July 13, 2018 03:34 PM (VWE5i)

198 So whatever happened to the big balloon of the mayor of London that was supposed to happen? And that lots of people gave money to make it happen.
Not me, thank goodness. I smelled a con right away.

Posted by: PJ at July 13, 2018 03:35 PM (qlTN9)

199 After a vast backlash from transgender activists, Scarlett Johansson has now pulled out of her role as a transgender man in Rub and Tug, a new film regarding a massage parlor. Johansson told Out magazine:

Posted by: Swinging Varmint at July 13, 2018 03:35 PM (IqV8l)

200 The best part of Die Hard is when Igor tells Gruber, "It could be raining!".

Posted by: Burger Chef at July 13, 2018 03:36 PM (RuIsu)

201 McS tain with Todays newspaper on his chest. Proof of life, asshole.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 13, 2018 03:36 PM (pjfl0)

202 Idiot on CNN wants President Trump or bring Mueller to read Putin his Miranda rights.

Posted by: Skip at July 13, 2018 03:36 PM (pHfeF)

203 I can't believe McCain is still kicking. Did the Morgs and Eymorgs get 'em? Posted by: freaked at July 13, 2018 08:33 PM (UdKB7) -------- Spite and being a heteful old "Mavericky" bastard will apparently keep one ahead of the Reaper for quite some time. The guy always wins in the end though.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 13, 2018 03:36 PM (oXwsm)

204 Old Mavericks never die, they just nasty away.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 13, 2018 03:37 PM (8O3HH)

205 I saw the Swinging Varmints open for the Fabulous Thunderbirds at the Sands.

Posted by: rickl at July 13, 2018 03:37 PM (sdi6R)

206 I still love the original.. I also really liked the 4th in the series.. the one with the Apple guy.. Live Free or Die Hard.. Timothy Olyphant was a really good bad guy.. And of course there was the "hot Asian chick"...

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at July 13, 2018 03:38 PM (5tSKk)

207 Sheeite. They rolled Byrd onto the floor to fucking vote.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 13, 2018 03:38 PM (pjfl0)

208 I guess he just wants to die while still in office. That and he's an asshole.

Posted by: freaked at July 13, 2018 03:38 PM (UdKB7)

209 Spite and being a heteful old "Mavericky" bastard will apparently keep one ahead of the Reaper for quite some time. The guy always wins in the end though. Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 13, 2018 08:36 PM (oXwsm) ----- He's afraid too pay his end of the bargain he made. Ya can't welch forever ya old mummy.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at July 13, 2018 03:39 PM (U2JkK)

210 My credit card had nine (9) charges from Amazon. I haven't shopped Amazon since May. Someone got my card info (dedicated card for remote purchases only - it is in a lock box) and started charging. How the hell did they get my info? Called Amazon, they went through it and promptly did a refund.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 13, 2018 03:39 PM (JGVnY)

211 "McCain says Helsinki Summit Shouldn't Move Forward" That bastard shouldn't move forward another day

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 13, 2018 03:39 PM (SiINZ)

212 30 years already? That was quick. Would young folks get the connection between Roy and Yippie Ki Yay? W BTW, watch some Roy Rogers movies from the 40s. Dale was hot!

Posted by: JTB at July 13, 2018 03:40 PM (V+03K)

213 Here we thought it would be July 4th but now we gotta wait for Memorial Day.

Posted by: freaked at July 13, 2018 03:40 PM (UdKB7)

214 They're keeping him on life support just so they can say he's alive.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 13, 2018 03:41 PM (JGVnY)

215 Juan McStain is sitting in a darkened room in a whole body condom, hair and nails uncut, teeth rotting, surviving on generic Ensure cut with Summer's Eve and a bottle of aspirin a day, watching endless reels of Obama pressers, muttering to himself My Precious, My Precious...

Posted by: Snowy the Dog at July 13, 2018 03:41 PM (qul7b)

216 BTW, watch some Roy Rogers movies from the 40s. Dale was hot! Posted by: JTB Yer dern tootin'!

Posted by: Gabby Johnson at July 13, 2018 03:42 PM (IqV8l)

217 I knew that's what Rosenstein's indictments were for, fodder for the TDS collusion to continue. Posted by: Skip at July 13, 2018 08:34 PM (pHfeF) --------- I'm thinking that this whole mess is and has to continue on the Rosen/Mueller front because too many documents with information they want to keep buried are off limits due to "ongoing investigation ". They know they have dug themselves into a hole. They just have no choice but to keep digging, or the whole charade falls apart.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 13, 2018 03:42 PM (oXwsm)

218 Yet more DM Melania pr0n: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5952269 Since I'm such a good virtuous boy who never things naughty thoughts, I didn't notice the nice rear view of FLOTUS in her somewhat tight pants getting in the SUV.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 13, 2018 03:42 PM (8O3HH)

219 Whada watin' on John, Christmas?

Posted by: freaked at July 13, 2018 03:42 PM (UdKB7)

220 I could have negotiated Hans into give up the building. It's all about how you handle your sources. Sometimes you have to meet force with force to get your source's rich, thick, creamy information to erupt from their soft centers. Other times you have handle them gently, slowly coaxing that sticky information out for oral processing...

Posted by: Ali Watkins, NYT Reporter with Great Debriefing Skills at July 13, 2018 03:42 PM (Ta69/)

221 Millenials don't even know who Reagan was. History must have started in 1999.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 13, 2018 03:43 PM (pjfl0)

222 "McCain says Helsinki Summit Shouldn't Move Forward" "McCain's Tumor Says John McCain Can't Move, Period."

Posted by: JuJuBee, just generally being shamey at July 13, 2018 03:43 PM (2NqXo)

223 Here's my pitch: Weekend At Johnny's: 2 Senate staffers discover that John McCain has passed in his sleep but they concoct a wacky scheme to keep the gravy trail rolling.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 13, 2018 03:43 PM (9KY9j)

224 WTF! I hate bad endings!

Posted by: a man who was cast to get a rub and tub from scarjo but is now having second thoughts at July 13, 2018 03:43 PM (Qe84+)

225 Since I'm such a good virtuous boy who never things naughty thoughts, I didn't notice the nice rear view of FLOTUS in her somewhat tight pants getting in the SUV. Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 13, 2018 08:42 PM (8O3HH) Neither did I.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 13, 2018 03:43 PM (WFySA)

226 They know they have dug themselves into a hole. They just have no choice but to keep digging, or the whole charade falls apart. Posted by: Calm Mentor Hey, I'm shredding as fast as I can!

Posted by: Freddie Bungler at July 13, 2018 03:44 PM (JGVnY)

227 As I recollect in that movie, the FBI were portrayed as fuck ups. *********************** Which is why it'l lalways be my favorite Christmas movie. My hatred for the FBI, otherwise known as Fucking Bureaucratic Idiots is so complete I will not watch any movie or show that even remotely paints those shitty shitted up shitweasels of shit in a semi-positive light.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at July 13, 2018 03:44 PM (+dsLj)

228 So what was the purpose of having Strzok and Page testify anyway? Was it to give everyone an eyeful of the dirtbag fixer in all of this, or was there more to it? If Gowdy and Ghomert and the rest of those preening asshats referred Strzok and Page to the federal prosecutor for charges, that'd be one thing but if some 'Jerry Springer' hearing is all that comes about, well fuck those guys in particular.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 13, 2018 03:44 PM (tKil8)

229 Dat ass doe

Posted by: eleven at July 13, 2018 03:44 PM (+lOpA)

230 The left is going bat s.... crazy: I was reading #walkaway twitter feed and this woman posted this: Renee Torres- "You Trumpsters better hope that liberals never get control of the WH again because we are going to pay you back so f...ing hard for all of this shit. Planned Parenthoods on every damn corner. We're going to repaint Air Force One, pussy hat pink and fly it over your beloved Bible." I would expect there will be many tweets like this during Brett Kavanaugh"s confirmation, so sharpen up your voting finger for the mid-terms because these people will destroy this country.

Posted by: redridinghood at July 13, 2018 03:44 PM (PvFoN)

231 One important legacy of Die Hard: A young British author was inspired by the sight of McClane's barefoot heroics to write his own story of barefoot heroics. That author? JRR Tolkien. == ace's time machine what can't it do

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at July 13, 2018 03:44 PM (hMwEB)

232 Have I mentioned how much I dislike John McCain lately? John McCain is a worthless peice of fish excrement of the lowest order. I piss in his general direction! That is all.

Posted by: Killerdog at July 13, 2018 03:45 PM (43VTL)

233 DAOTUS

Posted by: eleven at July 13, 2018 03:45 PM (+lOpA)

234 "How the hell did they get my info? " Them ruskies are sneaky. Did they order Borcht?

Posted by: freaked at July 13, 2018 03:45 PM (UdKB7)

235 I'm a huge fan of "The Thin Man" He didn't need no stinking cell phone. And ASTA. Posted by: Ben Had at July 13, 2018 08:17 PM Ditto. And they drank like Morons.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 13, 2018 03:45 PM (Ja30+)

236 216 Juan McStain is sitting in a darkened room in a whole body condom, hair and nails uncut, teeth rotting, surviving on generic Ensure cut with Summer's Eve and a bottle of aspirin a day, watching endless reels of Obama pressers, muttering to himself My Precious, My Precious... Go on.....

Posted by: Killerdog at July 13, 2018 03:46 PM (43VTL)

237 On the show about Hollywood gun scenes , a myth buster tho show, they set out to determine if McClane could have shot through the building window and swung back in on the fire hose. Turns out that it was possible.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 13, 2018 03:46 PM (2DOZq)

238 Posted on the wrong thread. A little off topic, but has anyone noticed the remarkable resemblance of Peter Strzok to Tony Perkins, aka Norman Bates, at the end of the movie Psycho? Just a bit creepy.

Posted by: MichiCanuck at July 13, 2018 03:46 PM (qplvQ)

239 223 "McCain says Helsinki Summit Shouldn't Move Forward" Good one, Cindy!

Posted by: a man who was cast to get a rub and tub from scarjo but is now having second thoughts at July 13, 2018 03:46 PM (Qe84+)

240 The left is going bat s.... crazy: I was reading #walkaway twitter feed and this woman posted this: Renee Torres- "You Trumpsters better hope that liberals never get control of the WH again because we are going to pay you back so f...ing hard for all of this shit. Planned Parenthoods on every damn corner. We're going to repaint Air Force One, pussy hat pink and fly it over your beloved Bible." I would expect there will be many tweets like this during Brett Kavanaugh"s confirmation, so sharpen up your voting finger for the mid-terms because these people will destroy this country. Posted by: redridinghood at July 13, 2018 08:44 PM (PvFoN) ------------- Well, she sure seems nice.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 13, 2018 03:47 PM (oXwsm)

241 Millenials don't even know who Reagan was. History must have started in 1999. Posted by: Ben Had at July 13, 2018 08:43 PM (pjfl0) They have zero concept of it. But I don't think 1999 is even on their radar. Everything before Barry was bad is about all they know

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 13, 2018 03:47 PM (SiINZ)

242 Do note the shots and video of Melania playing "bowls". What they heck is that. Something similar to bowling. She played in those sky high heels. And note how she deftly keeps her skirt from revealing too much.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 13, 2018 03:47 PM (8O3HH)

243 You know which other Austrian didn't choose to play John McLane in Die Hard?

Posted by: Minuteman at July 13, 2018 03:47 PM (K7hjJ)

244 Renee Torres, Put on your red dress baby, in case some fool might want to fight.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 13, 2018 03:47 PM (pjfl0)

245 Which Star Trex was it where they beamed down to the Nazi planet and their leader was zoned out on drugs and controlled by Nazis. It's kinda like that.

Posted by: freaked at July 13, 2018 03:48 PM (UdKB7)

246 @8 The reboot with Jennifer Lawrence at the abortion rights fundraiser after the Kwanzaa parade is going to be a huge disappointment. --------------------- I suspect that if *ANYONE* tried to make a Die Hard movie without Bruch Willis while Bruce Willis is still alive and ambulatory, then torches, pitchforks, and pine tar would be produced in short order.

Posted by: junior at July 13, 2018 03:48 PM (WfuXB)

247 We're going to repaint Air Force One, pussy hat pink and fly it over your beloved Bible." ************************ Hey sugar tits, howsabout you shut the fuck up and go do something useful, like making me a nice sammich. But first, you will blow me.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at July 13, 2018 03:48 PM (+dsLj)

248 231 Renee Torres- "You Trumpsters better hope that liberals never get control of the WH again because we are going to pay you back so f...ing hard for all of this shit. Planned Parenthoods on every damn corner. We're going to repaint Air Force One, pussy hat pink and fly it over your beloved Bible." Posted by: redridinghood at July 13, 2018 08:44 PM (PvFoN) If the Left ever gets back into power again they will be out for bloody revenge on anybody who ever opposed them. They are insane with rage and hate. It's nice to hear them come right out and say it.

Posted by: rickl at July 13, 2018 03:48 PM (sdi6R)

249 I keep imagining Sinatra repelling off a building with a fire hose and kicking the plate glass window with his bloody bare feet.

Posted by: Toad-O at July 13, 2018 03:48 PM (cct0t)

250 Damn, I always miss the good threads.

Spoilers:

In the book, Anton Gruber really was a terrorist. He wanted money to fund his terrorist activities. And "Holly" is Leland's daughter, not his wife. She does not survive. Gruber pulls her down out of the building with him through the window on the 33rd floor.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at July 13, 2018 03:48 PM (I3yXU)

251 To be fair, I think almost every movie with FBI characters makes them look either incompetent or assholes.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 13, 2018 03:49 PM (2DOZq)

252 Dickless liberals are the worst. Opps! My bad. They are all dickless.

Posted by: Killerdog at July 13, 2018 03:49 PM (43VTL)

253 So I decided to tune into Joe Walsh (former congressman not the James Gang guy) radio show and sure enough the tard is jerking off over Rosenpenis and saying that every America should be grateful for the job he's doing and applauding Lurch Mueller too because Russia. The guy is such a law enforcement fan boi that no matter how dirty or corrupt they are as long as they have a badge he'll kiss their ass. I tune out after 2 minutes. Went back later and a caller was giving him hell so he shouted the guy down because fan boi has to defend the scum like Rosenpenis. I don't know how they keep him on the air

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 13, 2018 03:49 PM (SiINZ)

254 Well, she sure seems nice. Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 13, 2018 08:47 PM (oXwsm) She sounds like a lady with a stable family life, two kids and a dog. Weekly church goer. Volunteers down at the homeless shelter.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 13, 2018 03:49 PM (WFySA)

255 229 So what was the purpose of having Strzok and Page testify anyway? Was it to give everyone an eyeful of the dirtbag fixer in all of this, or was there more to it?

If Gowdy and Ghomert and the rest of those preening asshats referred Strzok and Page to the federal prosecutor for charges, that'd be one thing but if some 'Jerry Springer' hearing is all that comes about, well fuck those guys in particular.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 13, 2018 08:44 PM (tKil


Well, brace yourself because all their time and our money bought was soundbites for the politicians.  And quite an embarrassing spectacle from all parties involved.  No prosecutions.  No justice.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at July 13, 2018 03:49 PM (D3cJf)

256 Let's not forget reporters are not treated well by the Die Hard series, at least the 1st two movies. In the original Die Hard, the reporter Dick Thornburg (played by the same guy who was Walter Peck in Ghostbusters) put the McClaines in danger by airing a broadcast at Holly's home, which lead Gruber to find out that Holly and John were married. And in the second film, Dick broadcast out the predicament that the planes were being held hostage.

Posted by: Thrawn at July 13, 2018 03:50 PM (Ta69/)

257 Have I mentioned how much I dislike John McCain lately? ************************* Can never be said enough. May the fleas of a thousand camels infest his nostrils.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at July 13, 2018 03:50 PM (+dsLj)

258 246 Which Star Trex was it where they beamed down to the Nazi planet and their leader was zoned out on drugs and controlled by Nazis. It's kinda like that. Posted by: freaked at July 13, 2018 08:48 PM (UdKB7) Patterns of Force, IIRC.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 13, 2018 03:50 PM (WFySA)

259 http://bit.ly/2NQ9ADQ ====== Mark Meadows on Twitter: "Remarkably, we learned new information today suggesting the DOJ had not notified Lisa Page of Congress' outstanding interview requests for over 7 months now. The DOJ/FBI appear to be continuing

Posted by: Internet Tough Guy at July 13, 2018 03:51 PM (y3aQB)

260 Thank God that asshat Arnold turned down the role.  Idiot might have been able to help save California (for awhile), but just turned out to be another Commie Kennedy.

Posted by: ShainS [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at July 13, 2018 03:51 PM (BiLU+)

261 And in the second film, Dick broadcast out the predicament that the planes were being held hostage. ****************** He was Acosta before Acosta was Acosta.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at July 13, 2018 03:51 PM (+dsLj)

262 Well according to that video, Melania beat Theresa May's husband at this "bowls" game. So, she beats the dude at a game she's probably never played before, and in those sky high heels. Who does that say more about?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 13, 2018 03:51 PM (8O3HH)

263 Renee Torres . Keep putting it out there . sugartits.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 13, 2018 03:51 PM (pjfl0)

264 Nobody knows the titles of all the Star Trek episodes. That would be impossible.

Posted by: eleven at July 13, 2018 03:52 PM (+lOpA)

265 I think we're in trouble for the midterms. Biased Pete's performance has locked in 100% of the 13-year-old mean girl vote.

Posted by: Downcast at July 13, 2018 03:52 PM (VWE5i)

266 Well according to that video, Melania beat Theresa May's husband at this "bowls" game. ************************** Gee, May's husband is a soyboy, who would have thought.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at July 13, 2018 03:52 PM (+dsLj)

267 I vote that Die Hard 2 is up there with the most disappointing sequels in history. Because it's fresh on my mind, John Wick 2 May be the worst.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 13, 2018 03:52 PM (2DOZq)

268 Nobody knows the titles of all the Star Trek episodes. That would be impossible. Posted by: eleven at July 13, 2018 08:52 PM (+lOpA) I'm sure Data could cite them from memory.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 13, 2018 03:52 PM (9BLnV)

269 Seriously, he does not sound American at all. - ace I was thinking he sounded a lot like The Dread Pirate Roberts or Robin Hood. Last half of the post was a revelation. This will be a future topic for the in-house movie critic.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at July 13, 2018 03:53 PM (26aeI)

270 263 Well according to that video, Melania beat Theresa May's husband at this "bowls" game. So, she beats the dude at a game she's probably never played before, and in those sky high heels. Who does that say more about? Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 13, 2018 08:51 PM (8O3HH) That explains this then, those pasty, frail Brits: https://twitter.com/OrwellNGoode/status/1017888807721553920

Posted by: Thrawn at July 13, 2018 03:53 PM (Ta69/)

271 246 Which Star Trex was it where they beamed down to the Nazi planet and their leader was zoned out on drugs and controlled by Nazis. It's kinda like that.

Posted by: freaked at July 13, 2018 08:48 PM (UdKB7)


=====


Apologies if this is already within the context of discussing the FAB (haven't read the entire thread), but I always thought of that episode when I imagined Hillary being President.

Posted by: ShainS [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at July 13, 2018 03:53 PM (BiLU+)

272 John Wick 2 May be the worst. ***************** This will change your mind. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yuZKAdvxJU&t=77s

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at July 13, 2018 03:54 PM (+dsLj)

273 Which Star Trex was it where they beamed down to the Nazi planet and their leader was zoned out on drugs and controlled by Nazis. It's kinda like that. Posted by: freaked at July 13, 2018 08:48 PM (UdKB7) Patterns of Force, IIRC. Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop It had a good moral at the end too. Turns out, the Nazi planet was visited by an Earth scientist who thought that the Nazi system was efficient at organizing a society, but the "right people" weren't in charge and he could "do it right". Turns out, totalitarian systems are inherently evil and there are no "right people" who can change that.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 13, 2018 03:55 PM (9KY9j)

274 " I guess it's funny but it kind of makes McClane look pretty dumb for even pretending along with this nonsense." But McClane wasn't fooled, he duped Hans into revealing himself...

Posted by: Mike in the Hinterlands at July 13, 2018 03:55 PM (NCK0q)

275 Hey everybody! It's qdpsteve with yet another one of his classic threadjacking non sequiturs! So anyone here ever tried maple candy??

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 13, 2018 03:55 PM (eMKNe)

276 I though Rickman's bad American accent in Die Hard was intentional so Bruce Willis could believably identify him as a bad guy.

Posted by: Downcast at July 13, 2018 03:55 PM (VWE5i)

277 Turns out, totalitarian systems are inherently evil and there are no "right people" who can change that. Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 13, 2018 08:55 PM (9KY9j) Commies Everywhere: WRONG!!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 13, 2018 03:56 PM (SiINZ)

278 If I was lawn bowling with Malania I'd let her win too.

Posted by: Flawless Male Logic at July 13, 2018 03:56 PM (bbuvx)

279 This will change your mind. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yuZKAdvxJU&t=77s Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at July 13, 2018 08:54 PM (+dsLj) Thank you thank you. I just bookmarked that little gem.

Posted by: eleven at July 13, 2018 03:56 PM (+lOpA)

280 Here's the video of Melania playing bowls. It was all at some children's hospital in Chelsea, and there's footage of her with the children. Then it cuts to her playing bowls. That May's husband next to her, and he makes Barney Fife look like Schwarzeneggar. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2KVNNm1PjI

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 13, 2018 03:56 PM (8O3HH)

281 You want to hear a really bad American accent?  Gary Oldman in The Fifth Element.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 13, 2018 03:56 PM (l9m7l)

282 Nobody knows the titles of all the Star Trek episodes. That would be impossible. Posted by: eleven at July 13, 2018 08:52 PM (+lOpA) I'm sure Data could cite them from memory. Posted by: Anonymous White Male Mike Stoklasa of RedLetterMedia probably could.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 13, 2018 03:57 PM (9KY9j)

283 The Hobbit?  Ace has been hitting the munchkinberry wine again.

Posted by: Born Free at July 13, 2018 03:57 PM (gfAUR)

284 'So anyone here ever tried maple candy??' Sounds like a Canadian stripper name.

Posted by: freaked at July 13, 2018 03:58 PM (UdKB7)

285 I say. [Lights pipe] How old do you think I am, old bean?

Posted by: J.R.R. Tolkien at July 13, 2018 07:51 PM (1FhAQ)


I say old boy, that Great War was quite a bit of a dustup, eh wot?

Posted by: Comrade Hrothgar [/i][/b][/u][/s] at July 13, 2018 03:58 PM (n9EOP)

286 >>If I was lawn bowling with Malania I'd let her win too. I have two words for Melania: Sticky Wicket.

Posted by: garrett at July 13, 2018 03:58 PM (UD0Gq)

287 Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at July 13, 2018 08:54 PM (+dsLj) Heh

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 13, 2018 03:58 PM (2DOZq)

288 freaked, that's Candi Maples.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 13, 2018 03:58 PM (eMKNe)

289 I'm still hoping for Crank 3. Crack was over the top and then Crank 2 was just ludicrous. I want to see them raise the stakes exponentially.

Posted by: Downcast at July 13, 2018 03:58 PM (VWE5i)

290 Thank you thank you. I just bookmarked that little gem. **************************** I thought John Wick 2 was kinda silly until I saw the Trump version. Now I'm eagerly awaiting the sequel.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at July 13, 2018 03:59 PM (+dsLj)

291 McCain is in such bad shape now ... he's giving up intel and ratting on "fellow captors" to get better treatment from his doctors.
sad

I like senators that have not been captured ... by the leftist mafia.

Posted by: illiniwek at July 13, 2018 03:59 PM (bT8Z4)

292 You want to hear a really bad American accent? Gary Oldman in The Fifth Element. Posted by: BeckoningChasm at July 13, 2018 08:56 PM (l9m7l Blasphemy!

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 13, 2018 03:59 PM (2DOZq)

293 Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at July 13, 2018 08:54 PM (+dsLj) Bra-VO.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at July 13, 2018 03:59 PM (tKil8)

294 >>So anyone here ever tried maple candy??' Don't do it. Once is all it takes to get addicted. Next thing you know you are sucking dicks behind the local Tim Horton's hoping you'll get another fix before canada finally wins back the Stanley Cup.

Posted by: garrett at July 13, 2018 04:00 PM (UD0Gq)

295 Tens of Thousands take to the streets of London and across the UK to protest Trump!!!!!.......

Posted by: KWDreaming at July 13, 2018 04:00 PM (Ula5x)

296 Another day, another fiery clash for Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain. Today (July 12), Morgan was dubbed an "idiot" and "incompetent" by anti-Donald Trump protester Ash Sarkar. "How many people did he deport? Why didn't you protest him?" asked Morgan, before adding: "You don't even know what your hero Obama did." Sarkar replied: "He's not my hero. I'm a communist, you idiot!" First just keep flooding Limey land with these wogs and see how it works out. Second, I doubt that any commie doesn't see Barry as a hero

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 13, 2018 04:00 PM (SiINZ)

297 @118 Funny thing about Die Hard-the movie doesn't make sense to most people under 25. No cell phones. --------------------- I've seen similar comments about the book Neuromancer. It's a novel set in the not too distant future that has an important conversation that takes place when someone gets in touch with the protagonist by calling the public pay phones that the protagonist is standing next to at the airport. Public pay phones? At the airport? Huh?

Posted by: junior at July 13, 2018 04:01 PM (1NFf8)

298 I'm still hoping for Crank 3. Crack was over the top and then Crank 2 was just ludicrous. I want to see them raise the stakes exponentially. Posted by: Downcast [Jason Statham picks up phone] Voice on the phone: If you don't get struck by lightning on the dick every 30 seconds, a tactical thermonuclear device implanted in your chest will detonate!

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 13, 2018 04:01 PM (9KY9j)

299 I watched Die Hard a few weeks back. Gave me a better appreciation of "Work Hard or Die Trying, Girl!" from Bob's Burgers...

Posted by: No One of Consequence at July 13, 2018 04:02 PM (+F0Wk)

300 I'm comfortable saying that there are probably dozens if not hundreds of men who could name every star trek episode.

Seriously, the weirdest guy you've ever met?  There is much, much weirder out there building dioramas and watching Star Trek.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Support My Anti-Bullying Programs Or Else [/i] [/b] at July 13, 2018 04:02 PM (YPqbH)

301  I like maple candy with french toast.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Support My Anti-Bullying Programs Or Else [/i] [/b] at July 13, 2018 04:03 PM (YPqbH)

302 watched Die Hard a few weeks back. Gave me a better appreciation of "Work Hard or Die Trying, Girl!" from Bob's Burgers... Posted by: No One of Consequence at July 13, 2018 09:02 PM (+F0Wk) Bob's Burgers. My favorite show on TV now.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 13, 2018 04:03 PM (2DOZq)

303 I'm a big fan of gratuitous violence. It works both ways. Gary Oldman in " The Professional" and Jean Reno in the same movie.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 13, 2018 04:03 PM (pjfl0)

304 297 Second, I doubt that any commie doesn't see Barry as a hero Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 13, 2018 09:00 PM (SiINZ) The real commies think Obama didn't go far enough.

Posted by: rickl at July 13, 2018 04:03 PM (sdi6R)

305 So anyone here ever tried maple candy?? Posted by: qdpsteve at July 13, 2018 08:55 PM (eMKNe) Yes, it is very sweet. If you want to try it go for the real stuff, not the artificially sweetened junk you find in chain stores.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at July 13, 2018 04:03 PM (pMjGG)

306 >>>So anyone here ever tried maple candy?? Who is she? A Canadian prostitute?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 13, 2018 04:03 PM (/qEW2)

307 Public pay phones? At the airport? Huh? Posted by: junior at July 13, 2018 09:01 PM (1NFf ------------ I haven't seen one anywhere in at least 5 years. Cops are glad they're gone, because dealers used them a lot.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 13, 2018 04:03 PM (oXwsm)

308 254 I never heard Joe Walsh ( not James Gang guy) on the radio, but his is on overnight on the station I listen to. They play sound bites as a promo and never heard one that would make me think he would say that.

Posted by: Skip at July 13, 2018 04:04 PM (pHfeF)

309 I'm still hoping for Crank 3. Crack was over the top and then Crank 2 was just ludicrous. I want to see them raise the stakes exponentially. Posted by: Downcast at July 13, 2018 08:58 PM (VWE5i) If it's exponential, shouldn't that be Crank 4?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at July 13, 2018 04:04 PM (+F0Wk)

310 Damn! I do miss Alan Rickman. His bad guy roles always had elements of humor. My favorite is Rickman as Sherrif of Nottingham. He steals that movie.

Posted by: JTB at July 13, 2018 04:04 PM (V+03K)

311 Seriously, the weirdest guy you've ever met? There is much, much weirder out there building dioramas and watching Star Trek. Posted by: Moron Robbie - Support My Anti-Bullying Programs Or Else at July 13, 2018 09:02 PM (YPqbH) Yeah but there's no way possible somebody could know all the shafts and conduits and everything. Can't be done.

Posted by: eleven at July 13, 2018 04:04 PM (+lOpA)

312 movie thread - just watched A Quiet Place

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at July 13, 2018 04:05 PM (hMwEB)

313 I have had maple candy before, not in 40 years though, but remember I liked it. My guess is CBD doesn't.

Posted by: Skip at July 13, 2018 04:06 PM (pHfeF)

314 "The Hobbit" was conceived as "Reverse Die Hard in a Mountain," another "siege" action-thriller, with the dwarven crew of thieves as the heroes and the dragon, a scaly Mr. Nakatomi trying to guard his loot, as the villain???? I'd call this blasphemy, except Hobbit Die Hard would be substantially more entertaining and sensible than what we actually got.

Posted by: trev006 at July 13, 2018 04:06 PM (S6rSu)

315 Second, I doubt that any commie doesn't see Barry as a hero Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 13, 2018 09:00 PM (SiINZ) The real commies think Obama didn't go far enough. Posted by: rickl at July 13, 2018 09:03 PM (sdi6R) --------- Yes, and that includes about half of Dams left in the Party, after the great moderate purge of the last 16 years, today.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 13, 2018 04:06 PM (oXwsm)

316 Actually it seems to be quite hard for even very good British actors to do "American accents." Cary Grant was absolutely the best. Lawrence Olivier--not so much, and he was certainly a very great actor. Seems like so many of them try TALK REAL SLOW LIKE JOHN WAYNE. Then again, there are so many "American accents" that even Americans can't get them right. Consider almost anyone who isn't from Boston trying to do a North Shore accent.....embarrassing.

Posted by: Caliban at July 13, 2018 04:07 PM (QE8X6)

317 garrett, that's what I've heard... ;-) moon over vermont, gotcha. I found a website, Fuller's Sugar House, that makes maple candy and is located in Vermont. Of course shipping to California is $15 minimum, so if I order I guess I better order a lot.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 13, 2018 04:07 PM (eMKNe)

318 Another movie inspired by Die Hard's success: Driving Miss Daisy. Movies where charismatic black guys drive the main characters around where all the rage for a little while.

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at July 13, 2018 04:07 PM (Rfh7L)

319 Fun fact: Die Hard was Alan Rickman's very first movie role. Joel Silver, the producer of Die Hard, saw Rickman in London when he played the original Valmont in les liaisons dangereuses. Silver thought he was so good in that role that he offered him the role of the villain in Die Hard. Ironically, he never got to play Valmont in the movie - that part, of course, went to John Malkovich. I miss Alan Rickman.

Posted by: Darrell Harris at July 13, 2018 04:07 PM (5dqAY)

320 I never realized Die Hard being a Christmas movie was actually released in July.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at July 13, 2018 04:07 PM (+dsLj)

321 Shit, I gotta start proofing my posts.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 13, 2018 04:07 PM (oXwsm)

322 Skip, thanks. votermom, what did you think of A Quiet Place?

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 13, 2018 04:08 PM (eMKNe)

323 As I recollect in that movie, the FBI were portrayed as fuck ups. Posted by: Under Fire at July 13, 2018 07:48 PM (r9UYA) Not exactly; FBI was portrayed as being predictable with only one play in their playbook. Hans exploited that predictability.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 13, 2018 04:08 PM (5Yee7)

324 Everybody should Die Hard.

Posted by: Sandra Flook at July 13, 2018 04:08 PM (Tyii7)

325 I never realized Die Hard being a Christmas movie was actually released in July. Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen Out on video cassette by the Christmas shopping season.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 13, 2018 04:09 PM (9KY9j)

326 Ah'd rather die hard than die floppy.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at July 13, 2018 04:09 PM (/qEW2)

327 what did you think of A Quiet Place? Posted by: qdpsteve at July 13, 2018 09:08 PM (eMKNe) Well-made and well-acted, although the characters made typical stupid horror movie bad decisions

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at July 13, 2018 04:10 PM (hMwEB)

328 Not exactly; FBI was portrayed as being predictable with only one play in their playbook. Hans exploited that predictability. ********************************* And the proceeded to shoot the hell out of McClane while there were still civilians around him, can't remember who was shooting though, it was either Johnson or Johnson.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at July 13, 2018 04:10 PM (+dsLj)

329 votermom, LOL.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 13, 2018 04:10 PM (eMKNe)

330 I control the vertical. I control the horizontal. I control the audio. I control the HVAC and lighting too.

Posted by: McCain's Brain at July 13, 2018 04:10 PM (UdKB7)

331 Been up since 0308 hrs and don't want to see the ONT until at least 4am. Good night all.

Posted by: Skip at July 13, 2018 04:10 PM (pHfeF)

332 I control the vertical. I control the horizontal. I control the audio. I control the HVAC and lighting too. Posted by: McCain's Brain at July 13, 2018 09:10 PM (UdKB7) Only thing McCain's Brain can't control anymore is his own bowel movements. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 13, 2018 04:11 PM (eMKNe)

333 Out on video cassette by the Christmas shopping season. ********************* Yeah I remember getting a VHS tape around then. Shit, I can't remember the last time I've seen a VHS tape too. I guess that's what happens when you finally turn 29.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at July 13, 2018 04:11 PM (+dsLj)

334 8 years of barky is what led to Cortez.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 13, 2018 04:11 PM (pjfl0)

335 >>> moon over vermont, gotcha. I found a website, Fuller's Sugar House, that makes maple candy and is located in Vermont. Fuller's Sugar House is in Lancaster, NH. My preferred source for maple goodness.

Posted by: fluffy at July 13, 2018 04:12 PM (cHbmY)

336 I never heard Joe Walsh ( not James Gang guy) on the radio, but his is on overnight on the station I listen to. They play sound bites as a promo and never heard one that would make me think he would say that. Posted by: Skip at July 13, 2018 09:04 PM (pHfeF) He goes on rants about illegals and other things but has a complete blind spot on the FBI, DOJ and anyone or thing with a badge and he's convinced the Russia did something to the election. He'll spend the whole show ranting about Russia and no one should question the FBI because they are just trying to get to the truth. He's tweeted that Mueller is a patriot. He's also obsessed with Limbaugh and Hannity because they just tell us what we want to hear.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 13, 2018 04:12 PM (SiINZ)

337 At Kmart, they've got Die Hard C, D, AA and AAA batteries. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 13, 2018 04:12 PM (eMKNe)

338 One important legacy of Die Hard: A young British author was inspired by the sight of McClane's barefoot heroics to write his own story of barefoot heroics. That author? Herman Melville.

Posted by: Burger Chef at July 13, 2018 04:12 PM (RuIsu)

339 322 Shit, I gotta start proofing my posts. Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 13, 2018 09:07 PM (oXwsm) Hah. Who amongst* us has never said the same? *Shut up, chrome. 'Amongst' is a word.*

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 13, 2018 04:13 PM (Z7Ner)

340 And the proceeded to shoot the hell out of McClane while there were still civilians around him, can't remember who was shooting though, it was either Johnson or Johnson. Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen Johnson Johnson was right.

Posted by: Olsen Johnson at July 13, 2018 04:13 PM (IqV8l)

341 fluffy: oops! Thanks.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 13, 2018 04:13 PM (eMKNe)

342 With Joe Walsh, it's either the Rocky Mountain Way or the highway. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 13, 2018 04:13 PM (eMKNe)

343 Johnson Johnson was right. Posted by: Olsen Johnson Garbaflargle!

Posted by: Gabby Johnson at July 13, 2018 04:14 PM (9KY9j)

344 it was either Johnson or Johnson. Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at July 13, 2018 09:10 PM (+dsLj) No relation.

Posted by: Black Johnson at July 13, 2018 04:14 PM (Z7Ner)

345 Shit, I can't remember the last time I've seen a VHS tape too. I guess that's what happens when you finally turn 29. Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at July 13, 2018 09:11 PM (+dsLj) Same, but that's just because I've moved on to Laserdisc. *puts on mirror shades* *roars off on Ninja 900*

Posted by: hogmartin at July 13, 2018 04:14 PM (y87Qq)

346 "Only thing McCain's Brain can't control anymore is his own bowel movements.' Shit I control the sewers and the subways too. No one takes a dump on this planet without me knowing it.

Posted by: McCain's Brain, Under The Plastic Dome at July 13, 2018 04:15 PM (UdKB7)

347 it was either Johnson or Johnson. Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at July 13, 2018 09:10 PM (+dsLj) No relation. Posted by: Black Johnson Stop stealing our schtick.

Posted by: Buster Bunny and Babs Bunny at July 13, 2018 04:15 PM (9KY9j)

348 hogmartin: ooo lucky you!! ;-) Seriously, I never got an LD player and still wish I had. In fact I look at used ones from time to time at eBay. I want to get the Star Wars IV/V/VI original editions on LD.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 13, 2018 04:15 PM (eMKNe)

349 Avatar was originally conceived as a sequel - Die Hard in Space.

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at July 13, 2018 04:16 PM (Rfh7L)

350 >> No relation. Me neither. The hair should make it obvious.

Posted by: Boris Johnson at July 13, 2018 04:16 PM (8O3HH)

351 Or if you'd prefer to support a business local to me try Palmer Lane Maple (url below) https://preview.tinyurl.com/yd2b8vzx Real family business, kids and all help out in the store. No idea on their shipping costs however since I usually walk down there when I want something.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at July 13, 2018 04:16 PM (pMjGG)

352 Youse don't has ta call me Johnson.

Posted by: Little Lupe at July 13, 2018 04:16 PM (Tyii7)

353 Renee Thomas tweets are hilarious, but scary because the hate is real. Renee Thomas- "We're going to replace Confederate statues with BLM Leaders & Mexican immigrants. Every single public school will be renamed after a child that was kidnapped by this regime. And after that we fumigate the WH, we're repainting the whole thing rainbow. Fox News will be taken over and turned into a family refugee center...."

Posted by: redridinghood at July 13, 2018 04:17 PM (PvFoN)

354 moon over VT: thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 13, 2018 04:17 PM (eMKNe)

355 "Die Hard in an Escape Room"'will be next movie in the franchise???

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 13, 2018 04:17 PM (wBzi3)

356 Seriously, I never got an LD player and still wish I had. Posted by: qdpsteve at July 13, 2018 09:15 PM (eMKNe) I've never owned a Laserdisc player, mirror shades, or GPZ900. I was just goofing.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 13, 2018 04:17 PM (y87Qq)

357 Joe Walsh was in Road House?

Posted by: Burger Chef at July 13, 2018 04:17 PM (RuIsu)

358 Renee Thomas- "We're going to replace Confederate statues with BLM Leaders & Mexican immigrants. Every single public school will be renamed after a child that was kidnapped by this regime. And after that we fumigate the WH, we're repainting the whole thing rainbow. Fox News will be taken over and turned into a family refugee center...." Posted by: redridinghood at July 13, 2018 09:17 PM (PvFoN) Isn't that the first chapter of the Turner Diaries?

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at July 13, 2018 04:18 PM (Rfh7L)

359 Shithouse rats got nothin' on me.

Posted by: Renee Thomas at July 13, 2018 04:19 PM (Tyii7)

360 Renee Thomas- "We're going to - Posted by: redridinghood at July 13, 2018 09:17 PM (PvFoN) (narrator) But she would do absolutely none of those things.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 13, 2018 04:19 PM (y87Qq)

361 moon over VT: OMG, the shipping is MUCH cheaper at your Vermont maple store. I'll be ordering some maple sugar candy from there. Thanks again!! :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 13, 2018 04:19 PM (eMKNe)

362 Does Melania have a sister?

Posted by: Boris Johnson at July 13, 2018 04:20 PM (8O3HH)

363 315 "The Hobbit" was conceived as "Reverse Die Hard in a Mountain," another "siege" action-thriller, with the dwarven crew of thieves as the heroes and the dragon, a scaly Mr. Nakatomi trying to guard his loot, as the villain???? I'd call this blasphemy, except Hobbit Die Hard would be substantially more entertaining and sensible than what we actually got. Posted by: trev006 at July 13, 2018 09:06 PM (S6rSu) I wonder if anyone has attempted to cut Jackson abomination into the Rankin and Bass animated movie plot? I remember seeing that all the time growing up. I loved that animation style. There's one they did called "The Flight of Dragons" which I thought was really well done.

Posted by: buzzion at July 13, 2018 04:20 PM (lKs2v)

364 Renee Thomas tweets are hilarious, but scary because the hate is real. Renee Thomas- "We're going to replace Confederate statues with BLM Leaders & Mexican immigrants. Every single public school will be renamed after a child that was kidnapped by this regime. And after that we fumigate the WH, we're repainting the whole thing rainbow. Fox News will be taken over and turned into a family refugee center...." Posted by: redridinghood Meanwhile the name of Papa John is removed from stadiums.

Posted by: Olsen Johnson at July 13, 2018 04:20 PM (IqV8l)

365 Renee Thomas- "We're going to - Posted by: redridinghood at July 13, 2018 09:17 PM (PvFoN) (narrator) But she would do absolutely none of those things. Posted by: hogmartin at July 13, 2018 09:19 PM (y87Qq) But a helicopter ride changed all of that

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 13, 2018 04:20 PM (SiINZ)

366 I followed the "Trump Wick" link and also the next YouTube link. Which lead me to the subtle and understated marvel that is "Kung Fury". Thank you oh so very much.

Posted by: Downcast at July 13, 2018 04:21 PM (VWE5i)

367 I think the next installment of the Die Hard franchise finds John McClane living out his remaining days in a sub-par nursing home. His only chance for escape is to overdose on Viagra. It will be called "Die Hard, Literally"

Posted by: No One of Consequence at July 13, 2018 04:21 PM (+F0Wk)

368 Thanks to the person who mentioned Roy Rogers (ala Die Hard) this song popped in my head: Jingle Jangle Jingle, by Kay Kyser: https://tinyurl.com/plaa63m

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 13, 2018 04:21 PM (Z7Ner)

369 Yeah but there's no way possible somebody could know all the shafts and conduits and everything. Can't be done. Posted by: eleven at July 13, 2018 09:04 PM (+lOpA) Here laddie, hold me scotch.

Posted by: Montgomery Scott at July 13, 2018 04:22 PM (VFat/)

370 I bet Renee Thomas would be a lot happier if she would cook a guy a hot meal and give him a blow job.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 13, 2018 04:22 PM (9KY9j)

371 276 Hey everybody! It's qdpsteve with yet another one of his classic threadjacking non sequiturs! So anyone here ever tried maple candy?? Posted by: qdpsteve at July 13, 2018 08:55 PM (eMKNe) Yes. Got some that was kinda like compressed maple sugar when I was on a first grade field trip eons ago. More recently, got some maple hard candy at the Holmes County Fair a few years ago.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at July 13, 2018 04:23 PM (di1hb)

372 How does one inspire a "shoot, shovel and shuttup" movement among the silent majority?

Posted by: dyno-elite canned hate at July 13, 2018 04:23 PM (x9tR0)

373 365 Renee Thomas tweets are hilarious, but scary because the hate is real. Renee Thomas- "We're going to replace Confederate statues with BLM Leaders & Mexican immigrants. Every single public school will be renamed after a child that was kidnapped by this regime. And after that we fumigate the WH, we're repainting the whole thing rainbow. Fox News will be taken over and turned into a family refugee center...." Posted by: redridinghood Is this real? We really need to stop rewarding and enabling the dangerously mentally ill and personality disordered.

Posted by: 1st world problems yoga studio at July 13, 2018 04:23 PM (Qe84+)

374 Iron Mike, kewl. Just ordered some maple sugar candy. Moon Over VT gave me a great link.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 13, 2018 04:23 PM (eMKNe)

375 Renee Thomas- "We're going to replace Confederate statues with BLM Leaders & Mexican immigrants. Every single public school will be renamed after a child that was kidnapped by this regime. And after that we fumigate the WH, we're repainting the whole thing rainbow. Fox News will be taken over and turned into a family refugee center...." Posted by: redridinghood at July 13, 2018 09:17 PM (PvFoN) ------------- I heartily encourage them to let their hate freak flags fly. They are helping the #walkaway movement more than they could possibly know. Their voters are about 40% the centrist/moderate variety, who mostly reflexively vote Dem because they always have. This sorta hate flowing should cut that 40% down significantly, if they keep it up through 2020 and beyond.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 13, 2018 04:24 PM (oXwsm)

376 Renee Thomas. I whole heartedly encourage to keep flying that flag. I will give you directions to my town if you would like.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 13, 2018 04:24 PM (pjfl0)

377 We will be running our Renee Thomas Special through the weekend!

Posted by: Pinochet Airlines at July 13, 2018 04:24 PM (Tyii7)

378 125 The Hobbit was a bedtime story Tolkien made up for his children, in the 1940's... he stared writing the Rings trilogy in the trenches in WWI... around 1915....

Posted by: kraken at July 13, 2018 08:11 PM (DpEis)



Tolkien started writing what would become The Silmarilion during WW1. When he couldn't get any of it published(too dark) he wrote The Hobbit in the same general setting. A big success. Then he tried again to get the Silmarilion stuff published, and they said no, we want more hobbit stuff. So he wrote The Lord of the Rings, again in the same setting but with more connections to the Silmarilion stuff. With the success of the LotR they finally published the Silmarilion after his death.

Posted by: davidt at July 13, 2018 04:25 PM (SV/HG)

379 This article is funny. It is like they think that this is some wondrous new thought level. To me it is like reading someone who just got done watching District 9, 2012, and Ghost In The Shell. Survival of the richest: the wealthy are plotting to leave us behind https://cnb.cx/2JeezuB I did like this part however: The Event. That was their euphemism for the environmental collapse, social unrest, nuclear explosion, unstoppable virus, or Mr. Robot hack that takes everything down. This single question occupied us for the rest of the hour. They knew armed guards would be required to protect their compounds from the angry mobs. But how would they pay the guards once money was worthless? What would stop the guards from choosing their own leader? The billionaires considered using special combination locks on the food supply that only they knew. Or making guards wear disciplinary collars of some kind in return for their survival. Or maybe building robots to serve as guards and workers - if that technology could be developed in time. This was interesting also: They were amused by my optimism, but they didn't really buy it. They were not interested in how to avoid a calamity; they're convinced we are too far gone. For all their wealth and power, they don't believe they can affect the future. They are simply accepting the darkest of all scenarios and then bringing whatever money and technology they can employ to insulate themselves - especially if they can't get a seat on the rocket to Mars. Suddenly I have the urge to watch: Rick and Morty - Look Who's Purging Now

Posted by: Trigger Warning at July 13, 2018 04:26 PM (YRXy3)

380 Never read the Silmarillion. I'm deplorable.

Posted by: eleven at July 13, 2018 04:29 PM (+lOpA)

381 Happy Fapday Hordies. I'm watching Charlie Sheen play a supergenius radio astronomer who picks up the wrong signal and now he's being chased by aliens in Mexico. And it's Dia de los Muertos, just like it's always Dragon Dance parade time in any movie Chinatown on any given day.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 13, 2018 04:29 PM (gUCYC)

382 And I turn... fuck it.

Posted by: Dick at July 13, 2018 04:29 PM (SRarZ)

383 The Event. That was their euphemism for the environmental collapse, social unrest, nuclear explosion, unstoppable virus, or Mr. Robot hack that takes everything down.
The Singularity?

maybe?

Posted by: dyno-elite canned hate at July 13, 2018 04:29 PM (x9tR0)

384 354 Renee Thomas tweets are hilarious, but scary because the hate is real. Renee Thomas- "We're going to replace Confederate statues with BLM Leaders & Mexican immigrants. Every single public school will be renamed after a child that was kidnapped by this regime. And after that we fumigate the WH, we're repainting the whole thing rainbow. Fox News will be taken over and turned into a family refugee center...." Posted by: redridinghood at July 13, 2018 09:17 PM (PvFoN) Renee Thomas, or Torres? Either really unhinged or it's a troll account. Good way to make a mailing list, though.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at July 13, 2018 04:31 PM (di1hb)

385 Meanwhile the name of Papa John is removed from stadiums. Posted by: Olsen Johnson at July 13, 2018 09:20 PM (IqV8l) ****************************** Which makes me think she might actually get the Lefty mob to fight for these things. They are unhinged. The Socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is their savior and Maxine will be leading the charge.

Posted by: redridinghood at July 13, 2018 04:31 PM (PvFoN)

386 362 moon over VT: OMG, the shipping is MUCH cheaper at your Vermont maple store. I'll be ordering some maple sugar candy from there. Thanks again!! :-) Happy to help. I probably should have mentioned I don't actually like the stuff, way too sweet for my tastes. My dad however loves it, and that local shop is where we buy it for him.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at July 13, 2018 04:32 PM (pMjGG)

387 Never read the Silmarillion. I'm deplorable. Posted by: eleven at July 13, 2018 09:29 PM (+lOpA) I have a copy. I like reading it. I read it a bit. I have not and probably will never finish it. And I read Neal Stephenson.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 13, 2018 04:33 PM (y87Qq)

388 Iron Mike, you are correct, it is Torres. I made the first error.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 13, 2018 04:34 PM (pjfl0)

389 Bruce Willis prevents MoMe attendees from being dipped in food coloring: Dye Horde.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 13, 2018 04:35 PM (/qEW2)

390 Renee Thomas, or Torres? Either really unhinged or it's a troll account. Good way to make a mailing list, though. Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at July 13, 2018 09:31 PM (di1hb) ************************* Renee Torres @ReneeLTorres

Posted by: redridinghood at July 13, 2018 04:35 PM (PvFoN)

391 Been hearing Nina Blackwood on SiriusXM 80s on 8 lately. She sounds like she's smoked far more than her fair share of Pall Malls.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 13, 2018 04:36 PM (eMKNe)

392 Steve and Cold Bear, did you hear about the documentary being made about Harvey Weinstein's victims? "Mauled and Appalled"

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 13, 2018 04:36 PM (eMKNe)

393 Iron Mike, you are correct, it is Torres. I made the first error. Posted by: Ben Had at July 13, 2018 09:34 PM (pjfl0) --------------- I tried to Bing image her, just to see how high up on the scale were the crazy eyes on this one. Too many matches. Is she a Judge?

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 13, 2018 04:37 PM (oXwsm)

394 392 Been hearing Nina Blackwood on SiriusXM 80s on 8 lately. She sounds like she's smoked far more than her fair share of Pall Malls. Posted by: qdpsteve at July 13, 2018 09:36 PM (eMKNe) I understand Mel Torme attributed his velvet throat to maple candy.

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at July 13, 2018 04:37 PM (di1hb)

395 Sears has been sitting on 'Die Hard: The Battery'

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 13, 2018 04:37 PM (rYk7m)

396 Bruce Willis prevents MoMe attendees from being dipped in food coloring Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 13, 2018 09:35 PM (/qEW2) That's one of those universal Joseph Campbell stories right there. Every culture has a myth of the Bruce Willis who prevented MoMe attendees from being dipped in food coloring.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 13, 2018 04:37 PM (y87Qq)

397 Iron Mike, I heard it was top-quality Scotch, but close enough ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 13, 2018 04:37 PM (eMKNe)

398 Renee Torres @ReneeLTorres Posted by: redridinghood at July 13, 2018 09:35 PM (PvFoN) She has a brother named Clint

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 13, 2018 04:38 PM (SiINZ)

399 Which makes me think she might actually get the Lefty mob to fight for these things. They are unhinged.
The Socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is their savior and Maxine will be leading the charge.
..........


I am envious of the SAW gunner, repelling their assault.


Posted by: dyno-elite canned hate at July 13, 2018 04:38 PM (x9tR0)

400 Never read the Silmarillion. I'm deplorable. Posted by: eleven at July 13, 2018 09:29 PM (+lOpA) I have a copy. I like reading it. I read it a bit. I have not and probably will never finish it. And I read Neal Stephenson. Posted by: hogmartin at July 13, 2018 09:33 PM (y87Qq) ======== I've heard it was so densely written it was practically unreadable. I once read a few pages. Seemed like a religious allegory, but I found it too dry. And once again, we get Tolkien's weird fascination with jewelry.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 13, 2018 04:38 PM (/qEW2)

401 Things overheard during the next civil war: - "I love fighting this thing. Leftist faces are always so soft, fatty and easy to punch."

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 13, 2018 04:39 PM (eMKNe)

402 381 Never read the Silmarillion. I'm deplorable. Posted by: eleven at July 13, 2018 09:29 PM (+lOpA) The biggest thing to remember about the Silmarillion is that it is- almost without exception- unrelentingly bleak. Not bleak like George RR Martin, but rather tragic and sad. Remember that what Tolkien wanted to highlight or explore was the idea of Goodness, Courage and Honor in the absence of a Savior. Good men and women fighting the good fight, knowing they would lose.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 13, 2018 04:40 PM (Z7Ner)

403 Rickman was great as the Colt revolver obsessed station owner in Quigley Down Under. At least until Tom Selleck blows him away. "This ain't Dodge City. And you ain't Bill Hickok." - Matthew Quigley

Posted by: Cosda at July 13, 2018 04:40 PM (gPBNw)

404 Huh, somebody already cut an ad for the re-elect #Trump2020 campaign. Meet The Drag Queens And Kings Who Hate Trump Newsweek Published on Jul 13, 2018 Drag queens and kings rallied in London to protest President Donald Trump's visit to the U.K. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xugsOoVBXE

Posted by: Trigger Warning at July 13, 2018 04:41 PM (YRXy3)

405 My favorite movie, but I remember I almost gave up on it at the point where he falls down the shaft and magically hangs on. Then he's in the duct and I'm thinking if he gets out if this (like shooting Godunov through the metal duct while looking through vent slats) it's too much. Then the terrorists get called away, I'm like "ok that's fine" and the rest of the movie is just insanely amazing.

Posted by: Mega at July 13, 2018 04:41 PM (rv0Fo)

406 404 Rickman was great as the Colt revolver obsessed station owner in Quigley Down Under. At least until Tom Selleck blows him away. "This ain't Dodge City. And you ain't Bill Hickok." - Matthew Quigley Posted by: Cosda at July 13, 2018 09:40 PM (gPBNw) 'Said I never had much use for one. I never said I didn't know how to use one.'

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 13, 2018 04:41 PM (Z7Ner)

407 Gina Torres is the only Torres that matters.

Posted by: 1st world problems yoga studio at July 13, 2018 04:42 PM (Qe84+)

408 I had to LOL at Ace's final paragraphs. Die Hard is one of my favorite films. It might be just about perfect as the archtype of an action movie.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards [/b][/i] at July 13, 2018 04:43 PM (xJa6I)

409 I've heard it was so densely written it was practically unreadable. I once read a few pages. Seemed like a religious allegory, but I found it too dry. And once again, we get Tolkien's weird fascination with jewelry. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 13, 2018 09:38 PM (/qEW2) It's neutron star-dense. It's interesting and compelling and fascinating and lots of stuff happens and yes, it's the creation mythos for an entire world so it's for sure a religious text, but he introduces a new character or land or entity every few paragraphs and unless you grew up speaking fucking Quenya at home with your grandparents from the old country they are all indistinguishable.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 13, 2018 04:43 PM (y87Qq)

410 The Socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is their savior and Maxine will be leading the charge. Posted by: redridinghood --------- EM ROADYSIXHUNNERT FOADY-FI!

Posted by: Maxine Waters' painful scalp scabs at July 13, 2018 04:44 PM (CDGwz)

411 >>> Never read the Silmarillion. >>>I have a copy. I like reading it. I read it a bit. I have not and probably will never finish it. Coming from a Tolkien fan, the Simarillion is a tough slog.

Posted by: Citizen Cake at July 13, 2018 04:45 PM (R85nB)

412 Huh, somebody already cut an ad for the re-elect #Trump2020 campaign. ----------- I want a Trump balloon with a MAGA shirt and cap on it.

Posted by: Maxine Waters' painful scalp scabs at July 13, 2018 04:47 PM (CDGwz)

413 Coming from a Tolkien fan, the Simarillion is a tough slog. Posted by: Citizen Cake at July 13, 2018 09:45 PM (R85nB) It really could be described in one sentence: 'And Morgoth kicked the shit out of everyone on Middle Earth.'

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 13, 2018 04:48 PM (Z7Ner)

414 Oops. /Waters

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 13, 2018 04:48 PM (CDGwz)

415 What many Tolkien fans like about The Silmarillion is that it gives the backstory to a lot of the things hinted at in The Hobbit and LotR.

Posted by: davidt at July 13, 2018 04:48 PM (SV/HG)

416 Important anachronism in Did Hard: bearer bonds as shown in the movie no longer exist.

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at July 13, 2018 04:49 PM (PHxng)

417 Rickman was great as the Colt revolver... Posted by: Cosda at July 13, 2018 09:40 PM (gPBNw) I thought Brian Dennehy played that role.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 13, 2018 04:50 PM (5Yee7)

418 Sears has been sitting on 'Die Hard: The Battery' Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 13, 2018 09:37 PM (rYk7m) Will Bruce Willis be dropping them from the 10th floor window?

Posted by: X-ray at July 13, 2018 04:51 PM (2YOIh)

419 Will Bruce Willis be dropping them from the 10th floor window? Posted by: X-ray --------------- I suspect the rights will be sold off as part of the Kenmore brand. We may never know.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 13, 2018 04:52 PM (CDGwz)

420 Important anachronism in Did Hard: bearer bonds as shown in the movie no longer exist.

Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at July 13, 2018 09:49 PM (PHxng)


Gas for 74 cents a gallon dates the movie too.

Posted by: Quint at July 13, 2018 04:53 PM (n13/j)

421 I suspect the rights will be sold off as part of the Kenmore brand. We may never know. Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 13, 2018 09:52 PM (CDGwz) So there will likely be a lot of spin off cycles.

Posted by: X-ray at July 13, 2018 04:54 PM (2YOIh)

422 Important anachronism in Did Hard: bearer bonds as shown in the movie no longer exist. Posted by: Gouverneur Morris at July 13, 2018 09:49 PM (PHxng) Did Hard was the prono?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 13, 2018 04:55 PM (SiINZ)

423 "McCain staffer says Helsinki Summit Shouldn't Move Forward" Fixed Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at July 13, 2018 08:29 PM (LsBY9) As in Helsinki, Sweden.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 13, 2018 04:56 PM (eXA4G)

424 late to the party, so I checked some important things and found one left out. Was Lethal Weapon a better Christmas movie?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 13, 2018 04:56 PM (fuK7c)

425 Speaking of movies, attempted hit on a Mafia boss's son caught on video. https://bit.ly/2L91fws

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 13, 2018 04:57 PM (+y/Ru)

426 Calling BS on McCain being aware enough to issue the Russia statement - these people are being silly now

Posted by: rammajamma at July 13, 2018 04:58 PM (xceTB)

427 As in Helsinki, Sweden. Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 13, 2018 09:56 PM (eXA4G) And like a good rug, ITC ties the whole thread together, man.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 13, 2018 04:58 PM (Z7Ner)

428 "McCain staffer says Helsinki Summit Shouldn't Move Forward" --- It's not a Tumaahh.

Posted by: Kindergarten Cop at July 13, 2018 04:58 PM (2YOIh)

429 I have no doubt in his heart of heart Rosenstein is sure President Trump had Russian help to get elected

Posted by: Skip at July 13, 2018 08:03 PM (pHfeF)

No way. Everyone on that side knows it's pure unadulterated bullshit.

The Left are laughing at us because they are the ones in bed with the Russians. In fact, they probably ARE the Russians.

Trust me, they think it's absolutely hilarious that they can even create this lie, let alone repeat it every day. Watching us - the only real Americans left in the room - have to fight the made up charges keeps them lubricated.

Posted by: Mega at July 13, 2018 04:58 PM (rv0Fo)

430 What many Tolkien fans like about The Silmarillion is that it gives the backstory to a lot of the things hinted at in The Hobbit and LotR. Posted by: davidt at July 13, 2018 09:48 PM (SV/HG) I want to HAVE read it, but it's very difficult to actually READ it. It's like trying to read a Bible*, partially translated from a language that you took in high school. There's a lot of interesting things there, but interest and desire will only get you maybe a third of the way there. * all books plus the hymnals, Sunday school curriculum, monthly newsletter, and tax returns going back twenty years.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 13, 2018 05:00 PM (y87Qq)

431 428 As in Helsinki, Sweden. Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 13, 2018 09:56 PM (eXA4G) And like a good rug, ITC ties the whole thread together, man. Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 13, 2018 09:58 PM (Z7Ner) *bows extravagantly* One other amazing thing about Die Hard is that it was made before Bruce Willis became Bruce Willis. At the time, he was the goofy hipster con-man on Moonlighting. DH made Bruce into an action movie hero overnight.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 13, 2018 05:01 PM (eXA4G)

432 425 late to the party, so I checked some important things and found one left out. Was Lethal Weapon a better Christmas movie? Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 13, 2018 09:56 PM (fuK7c) Hmmmm, both had nudity. Both had gunfights. Both had White guys and Black guys as buddies. One had Gary Busey, the other had Alan Rickman. Huh, they compare fairly closely.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at July 13, 2018 05:02 PM (Z7Ner)

433 Had ace between drinking?

Posted by: Max Power at July 13, 2018 05:02 PM (zsDdx)

434 Heads or Tails

Posted by: ALH at July 13, 2018 05:02 PM (8kkL4)

435 Pea and grape-size hail here at stately Peon Manor. Just a few scattered stones, probably not enough to wipe out the nearby crops. But i got hit by one, and it smarted.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 13, 2018 05:03 PM (bNb8V)

436 Heads or Tails Posted by: ALH at July 13, 2018 10:02 PM (8kkL4) c: shoot the hostage.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 13, 2018 05:04 PM (y87Qq)

437 425 - no. fecal weapon had danny i hate america, white men and the nra glover in it. fuck him. fuck fecal weapon.

Posted by: adobe juan kenobe at July 13, 2018 05:05 PM (vUb22)

438 Heads or Tails Posted by: ALH at July 13, 2018 10:02 PM (8kkL4) With hookers there is generally a price difference.

Posted by: X-ray at July 13, 2018 05:05 PM (2YOIh)

439 Noodity

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 13, 2018 05:06 PM (gUCYC)

440 ONT up

Posted by: X-ray at July 13, 2018 05:06 PM (2YOIh)

441 Quiet Place = Plot Holes

Posted by: EdmundBurkesShade at July 13, 2018 05:06 PM (xFZUI)

442 Trust me, they think it's absolutely hilarious that they can even create this lie, let alone repeat it every day. Watching us - the only real Americans left in the room - have to fight the made up charges keeps them lubricated. Posted by: Mega ------- The lot of them are seditious. There's no other word for it. They are domestic enemies of the Republic, working to destroy it from within. Only a short time ago I would have shrugged off such a suggestion as hyperbole, as exaggeration, but their behavior since Trumps election have revealed the truly ugly, committed side of these people.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 13, 2018 05:06 PM (xSo9G)

443 Die Hard makes a lot more sense if you assume McClane was dead all along.

Posted by: M. Night Shyamalan at July 13, 2018 05:07 PM (/qEW2)

444 Hmmmm, both had nudity. Mad props for going to the correct criterion first.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 13, 2018 05:07 PM (fuK7c)

445 You know what would have improved Die Hard?

Gay sex.

The tension between McClane and Gruber was agonizing.

Posted by: Any Atlantic Columnist at July 13, 2018 05:08 PM (oVJmc)

446 Thunder here, cool we need the rain. Be well all ypu maron's.

Posted by: Farmer at July 13, 2018 05:09 PM (yJ1e6)

447 The lot of them are seditious. There's no other word for it. They are domestic enemies of the Republic, working to destroy it from within.

Only a short time ago I would have shrugged off such a suggestion as hyperbole, as exaggeration, but their behavior since Trumps election have revealed the truly ugly, committed side of these people.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 13, 2018 10:06 PM (xSo9G)

I think especially when you compare it to their behavior BEFORE Trump's election, it all comes in to sharp focus. Look at what they did with his suggestion that it was "rigged" or that he "might not accept the results". Look at the charges that were leveled at him.

I'm not talking here about "hypocrisy". I'm talking about a really deep dive in to what these people actually must be, and you cannot mistake it.

Add in the fact that they were using our intelligence apparatus to spy on his campaign and then passing along all the important information to his opponent while leveling these charges - and you would have to be Helen Keller and dead not to see it.

Posted by: Mega at July 13, 2018 05:15 PM (rv0Fo)

448 391 Renee Thomas, or Torres? Either really unhinged or it's a troll account. Good way to make a mailing list, though. Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at July 13, 2018 09:31 PM (di1hb) ************************* Renee Torres @ReneeLTorres Posted by: redridinghood at July 13, 2018 09:35 PM (PvFoN) Her account was protected a half-hour ago, but is now gone. I saw her rant earlier today. Unhinged is the least of it.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at July 13, 2018 05:19 PM (cvabZ)

449 Secret revealed: My novel Old Habits is a remix of Die Hard in a fantasy medieval setting

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 13, 2018 05:28 PM (39g3+)

450 Well, she sure seems nice. Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 13, 2018 08:47 PM (oXwsm) Sounds like she is about 1.5 kPa short of a brain aneurysm.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 13, 2018 05:29 PM (bNb8V)

451 The Hobbit was written in 1937.

Posted by: Sherry Steigmann at July 13, 2018 05:38 PM (DAPp5)

452 We will be running our Renee Thomas Special through the weekend! Posted by: Pinochet Airlines at July 13, 2018 09:24 PM (Tyii7) We need to learn her home address, and drive by every night at about 0330 in a sound truck, playing the sound of helicopter rotors.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 13, 2018 05:43 PM (bNb8V)

453 Just so you know, England was last invaded in 1688 by William of Orange. Who was, by most accounts, already afflicted with "the English disease". I'll now raise my glass to the gentleman in the black velvet waistcoat.

Posted by: Lost My Cookies at July 13, 2018 06:08 PM (rEUxZ)

454 Crap. Wrong thread.

Posted by: Lost My Cookies at July 13, 2018 06:09 PM (rEUxZ)

455 My favorite Alan Rickman movie was Quiggly Down Under. Which now that I wrote it out sounds like a porno.

Posted by: Downcast at July 13, 2018 06:18 PM (VWE5i)

456 I wonder how many people got the JRR Tolkien joke?

Posted by: Aussie Sim at July 13, 2018 06:39 PM (EZiFO)

457 Maybe someone already said this but The Hobbit was published in 1937, written by JRR Tolkien....had nothing to do with Die Hard....

Posted by: Dragonknitter at July 13, 2018 07:20 PM (WpBdn)

458 If Jar Jar Binks wasn't in those movies, then who cares?

Posted by: goon at July 13, 2018 07:44 PM (PEcU2)

459 Die Hard was a ripoff of the Hobbit, not the other way around

Posted by: Mega at July 13, 2018 09:07 PM (rv0Fo)

460 Good evevning everyone, I have a home that my ex lives in, pays property tax (not outrageous, and who just told me that he will be running a B and B out of. What is liability for him doing that?

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 13, 2018 10:57 PM (IDhUW)

461 I own the home, he lives there rent free, he pays, water/ sewer, and garbage and now he wants to open Bed AND BREAKFAST. What should I be concerned about? Can THE client come after me AAFTER SOMRTHING GOES wrong?t

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at July 13, 2018 11:14 PM (IDhUW)

462 I have a connection to both Die Hard and Die Hard With A Vengeance. I have worked many times with the son of the author of the novel who is a set lighting tech in Hollywood. I was also the 2nd unit dolly grip on Die Hard With A Vengeance (although the only shot I did yhats in the movie is the push on the bomb under the train when the red light comes on). The script for DHWAV was originally just a standalone called Simon Says, which the studio made into a John Mclain story.

Posted by: Dollygrip at July 14, 2018 05:26 AM (yzKrY)

463 The only thing I dislike about the movie is the annual debate -- yes! it's a Christmas movie ... no, that's insane!

Posted by: Christian Toto at July 14, 2018 07:38 AM (GppXG)

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