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Von Fourche
2006-11-13 03:07:45 UTC
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So in the new James Bond film Bond does not play Baccarat. Instead he
plays Texas Hold 'em! Ugh.

I swear, this series is going down hill. The Pierce Brosnan Bond films
have had a "made for cable TV" look about them. I do consider myself a Bond
fan. I have read some of the books and own most of the films on DVD. But
seeing Bond in an invisible car was a little tooooo much! Now the Bond
series is jumping on the Texas Hold 'em bandwagon. Barbara Broccoli and
Michael Wilson are a joke. Still, early reviews have been positive.


From Chicago Tribune: "Le Chiffre, a terrorism financier whose
scarred left eye weeps blood on cue, ends up facing Bond in a formal-dress
version of the World Series of Poker, playing for a $150 million pot in the
elegant surroundings of a casino in Montenegro."

http://metromix.chicagotribune.com/movies/mmx-0611120289nov12,0,6922292.story?coll=mmx-movies_heds



World Series of Poke? How original. Straight to cable TV I say.
FAT BASTARD
2006-11-13 03:16:14 UTC
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But what REALLY bothers me is that I hear Bond doesn't care anymore if
his martini is shaken and not just stirred!
Post by Von Fourche
So in the new James Bond film Bond does not play Baccarat. Instead he
plays Texas Hold 'em! Ugh.
I swear, this series is going down hill. The Pierce Brosnan Bond films
have had a "made for cable TV" look about them. I do consider myself a Bond
fan. I have read some of the books and own most of the films on DVD. But
seeing Bond in an invisible car was a little tooooo much! Now the Bond
series is jumping on the Texas Hold 'em bandwagon. Barbara Broccoli and
Michael Wilson are a joke. Still, early reviews have been positive.
From Chicago Tribune: "Le Chiffre, a terrorism financier whose
scarred left eye weeps blood on cue, ends up facing Bond in a formal-dress
version of the World Series of Poker, playing for a $150 million pot in the
elegant surroundings of a casino in Montenegro."
http://metromix.chicagotribune.com/movies/mmx-0611120289nov12,0,6922292.story?coll=mmx-movies_heds
World Series of Poke? How original. Straight to cable TV I say.
FL Turbo
2006-11-13 03:32:11 UTC
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Post by FAT BASTARD
But what REALLY bothers me is that I hear Bond doesn't care anymore if
his martini is shaken and not just stirred!
That is disturbing.

Next thing you know he'll be drinking appletinis and playing keno.
Brian Skills
2006-11-13 03:36:39 UTC
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I was maybe 6 years old watching Warner Bros. cartoons with a friend. It was
the Bugs Bunny episode with the "Gremlin". Gremlins (in this case) being a
mythical creature that fucked with WWII bombers. Whenever an inexplicable
problem would occur with the aircraft during a mission the crew would blame
it on "Gremlins".

So, in this episode the Gremlin was fucking with Bugs Bunny. They wind up in
a bomber, battling it out while the plane is mostly out of control. In the
end the Gremlin nearly achieves his goal to crash the plane. As the plane
plumits nose first towards the earth, Bugs is fighting to pull it out of its
nose dive. The plane comes to a dead stop in mid air just a few feet from
the ground and we cut to Bugs. As he chews his carrot, he delivers the punch
line, "Ran outta gas."

My friend says, "That could never happen. Even if they did run out of gas
the plane wouldn't just stop, they would still crash."
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Bryan Kimmes
2006-11-13 03:51:33 UTC
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Post by Brian Skills
I was maybe 6 years old watching Warner Bros. cartoons with a friend. It was
the Bugs Bunny episode with the "Gremlin". Gremlins (in this case) being a
mythical creature that fucked with WWII bombers. Whenever an inexplicable
problem would occur with the aircraft during a mission the crew would blame
it on "Gremlins".
So, in this episode the Gremlin was fucking with Bugs Bunny. They wind up in
a bomber, battling it out while the plane is mostly out of control. In the
end the Gremlin nearly achieves his goal to crash the plane. As the plane
plumits nose first towards the earth, Bugs is fighting to pull it out of its
nose dive. The plane comes to a dead stop in mid air just a few feet from
the ground and we cut to Bugs. As he chews his carrot, he delivers the punch
line, "Ran outta gas."
My friend says, "That could never happen. Even if they did run out of gas
the plane wouldn't just stop, they would still crash."
Sorry sir, but I believe the punch line was something to do with "Air Brakes".

Bryan
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Brian Skills
2006-11-13 04:44:59 UTC
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Post by Bryan Kimmes
Sorry sir, but I believe the punch line was something to do with "Air Brakes".
Bryan
I was trying to illustrate that art (maybe beauty itself) relies on the
suspension of disbelief by the observer. If you choose to take part in an
artists world where rabbits are capable of walking upright and speaking
english, or a man can subject himself to 40 years worth of virtual suicide
missions without so much as a scratch, then you have to follow the artist
all the way. Otherwise, dismiss the whole thing.

I believe you are correct about the air brakes.

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2006-11-13 13:06:56 UTC
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Post by Bryan Kimmes
Post by Brian Skills
I was maybe 6 years old watching Warner Bros. cartoons with a friend. It was
the Bugs Bunny episode with the "Gremlin". Gremlins (in this case) being a
mythical creature that fucked with WWII bombers. Whenever an inexplicable
problem would occur with the aircraft during a mission the crew would blame
it on "Gremlins".
So, in this episode the Gremlin was fucking with Bugs Bunny. They wind up in
a bomber, battling it out while the plane is mostly out of control. In the
end the Gremlin nearly achieves his goal to crash the plane. As the plane
plumits nose first towards the earth, Bugs is fighting to pull it out of its
nose dive. The plane comes to a dead stop in mid air just a few feet from
the ground and we cut to Bugs. As he chews his carrot, he delivers the punch
line, "Ran outta gas."
My friend says, "That could never happen. Even if they did run out of gas
the plane wouldn't just stop, they would still crash."
Sorry sir, but I believe the punch line was something to do with "Air Brakes".
Sorry dude, I remember BOTH punchlines. Yos should really be a mason or a
cia operative as you truly believe you know everything.
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Bryan
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Bryan Kimmes
2006-11-13 13:48:13 UTC
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Post by Bryan Kimmes
Post by Bryan Kimmes
Post by Brian Skills
I was maybe 6 years old watching Warner Bros. cartoons with a friend. It
was
Post by Bryan Kimmes
Post by Brian Skills
the Bugs Bunny episode with the "Gremlin". Gremlins (in this case) being a
mythical creature that fucked with WWII bombers. Whenever an inexplicable
problem would occur with the aircraft during a mission the crew would
blame
Post by Bryan Kimmes
Post by Brian Skills
it on "Gremlins".
So, in this episode the Gremlin was fucking with Bugs Bunny. They wind up
in
Post by Bryan Kimmes
Post by Brian Skills
a bomber, battling it out while the plane is mostly out of control. In the
end the Gremlin nearly achieves his goal to crash the plane. As the plane
plumits nose first towards the earth, Bugs is fighting to pull it out of
its
Post by Bryan Kimmes
Post by Brian Skills
nose dive. The plane comes to a dead stop in mid air just a few feet from
the ground and we cut to Bugs. As he chews his carrot, he delivers the
punch
Post by Bryan Kimmes
Post by Brian Skills
line, "Ran outta gas."
My friend says, "That could never happen. Even if they did run out of gas
the plane wouldn't just stop, they would still crash."
Sorry sir, but I believe the punch line was something to do with "Air
Brakes".
Sorry dude, I remember BOTH punchlines. Yos should really be a mason or a
cia operative as you truly believe you know everything.
I said "I believe" not "I know", how can you remember both punchlines? Were
there multiple endings to this cartoon? It is possible....

Bryan
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Bryan
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REV777
2006-11-13 16:33:52 UTC
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Bugs Bunny runs out of gas. Ernest uses air brakes, in Ernest Saves
Christmas.


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igotskillz com
2006-11-13 22:10:59 UTC
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Post by REV777
Bugs Bunny runs out of gas. Ernest uses air brakes, in Ernest Saves
Christmas.
i'm pretty sure bugs used both
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2006-11-13 22:10:07 UTC
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fair enough sorry, i was in a bad mood.
Post by Bryan Kimmes
Post by Bryan Kimmes
Post by Bryan Kimmes
Post by Brian Skills
I was maybe 6 years old watching Warner Bros. cartoons with a friend. It
was
Post by Bryan Kimmes
Post by Brian Skills
the Bugs Bunny episode with the "Gremlin". Gremlins (in this case) being a
mythical creature that fucked with WWII bombers. Whenever an inexplicable
problem would occur with the aircraft during a mission the crew would
blame
Post by Bryan Kimmes
Post by Brian Skills
it on "Gremlins".
So, in this episode the Gremlin was fucking with Bugs Bunny. They wind up
in
Post by Bryan Kimmes
Post by Brian Skills
a bomber, battling it out while the plane is mostly out of control. In the
end the Gremlin nearly achieves his goal to crash the plane. As the plane
plumits nose first towards the earth, Bugs is fighting to pull it out of
its
Post by Bryan Kimmes
Post by Brian Skills
nose dive. The plane comes to a dead stop in mid air just a few feet from
the ground and we cut to Bugs. As he chews his carrot, he delivers the
punch
Post by Bryan Kimmes
Post by Brian Skills
line, "Ran outta gas."
My friend says, "That could never happen. Even if they did run out of gas
the plane wouldn't just stop, they would still crash."
Sorry sir, but I believe the punch line was something to do with "Air
Brakes".
Sorry dude, I remember BOTH punchlines. Yos should really be a mason or a
cia operative as you truly believe you know everything.
I said "I believe" not "I know", how can you remember both punchlines? Were
there multiple endings to this cartoon? It is possible....
Bryan
Post by Bryan Kimmes
Post by Bryan Kimmes
Bryan
Post by Brian Skills
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QuiGon
2006-11-13 04:15:02 UTC
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Post by Brian Skills
I was maybe 6 years old watching Warner Bros. cartoons with a friend. It
was the Bugs Bunny episode with the "Gremlin". Gremlins (in this case)
being a mythical creature that fucked with WWII bombers. Whenever an
inexplicable problem would occur with the aircraft during a mission the
crew would blame it on "Gremlins".
So, in this episode the Gremlin was fucking with Bugs Bunny. They wind up
in a bomber, battling it out while the plane is mostly out of control. In
the end the Gremlin nearly achieves his goal to crash the plane. As the
plane plumits nose first towards the earth, Bugs is fighting to pull it
out of its nose dive. The plane comes to a dead stop in mid air just a few
feet from the ground and we cut to Bugs. As he chews his carrot, he
delivers the punch line, "Ran outta gas."
My friend says, "That could never happen. Even if they did run out of gas
the plane wouldn't just stop, they would still crash."
Perhaps, but if you are running top speed and then right off a cliff, will
you start falling immediately or only after you are suspended in mid air for
a few seconds, look down, and then realize you are not standing on
anything...?
crazed_actor
2006-11-13 06:25:40 UTC
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Post by QuiGon
Perhaps, but if you are running top speed and then right off a cliff, will
you start falling immediately or only after you are suspended in mid air for
a few seconds, look down, and then realize you are not standing on
anything...?
Actually, you wouldn't fall at all, as long as you haven't studied gravity in
school yet.

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Howard Beale
2006-11-13 03:52:30 UTC
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Post by Von Fourche
So in the new James Bond film Bond does not play Baccarat. Instead he
plays Texas Hold 'em! Ugh.
I swear, this series is going down hill. The Pierce Brosnan Bond films
have had a "made for cable TV" look about them. I do consider myself a Bond
fan. I have read some of the books and own most of the films on DVD. But
seeing Bond in an invisible car was a little tooooo much! Now the Bond
series is jumping on the Texas Hold 'em bandwagon. Barbara Broccoli and
Michael Wilson are a joke. Still, early reviews have been positive.
From Chicago Tribune: "Le Chiffre, a terrorism financier whose
scarred left eye weeps blood on cue, ends up facing Bond in a formal-dress
version of the World Series of Poker, playing for a $150 million pot in the
elegant surroundings of a casino in Montenegro."
http://metromix.chicagotribune.com/movies/mmx-0611120289nov12,0,69222
92.story?coll=mmx-movies_heds
World Series of Poke? How original. Straight to cable TV I say.
I think you are mistaken and that Daniel Craig is going to save and rejuvenate
the series.  He looks like the 'badest' Bond ever, probably the type they
should've started off with in the first place.  As to poker, meh, it's the 'in
thing' right now.

Here's the trailer, and the movie looks awesome:

http://www.apple.com/trailers/sony_pictures/casinoroyale/trailer1a/





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A Man Beaten by Jacks
2006-11-13 06:01:57 UTC
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Post by Von Fourche
So in the new James Bond film Bond does not play Baccarat. Instead he
plays Texas Hold 'em! Ugh.
It makes more sense than playing baccarat, which is a game for total idiots.
I saw the trailer when I went to see Borat. Looked pretty good, actually.
Better than that moronic invisible car.
Nick Wool
2006-11-13 06:09:05 UTC
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Post by A Man Beaten by Jacks
So in the new James Bond film Bond does not play Baccarat. Instead he
plays Texas Hold 'em! Ugh.
It makes more sense than playing baccarat, which is a game for total idiots.
I saw the trailer when I went to see Borat. Looked pretty good, actually.
Better than that moronic invisible car.
You can 'see' an 'invisible' car?  How?


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A Man Beaten by Jacks
2006-11-13 06:17:21 UTC
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Post by Nick Wool
Post by A Man Beaten by Jacks
So in the new James Bond film Bond does not play Baccarat. Instead he
plays Texas Hold 'em! Ugh.
It makes more sense than playing baccarat, which is a game for total idiots.
I saw the trailer when I went to see Borat. Looked pretty good, actually.
Better than that moronic invisible car.
You can 'see' an 'invisible' car?  How?
I saw the trailer for the new one. The last one was the one with the
stupid invisible car. The new one is the one where they play rigged
online poker. The bad guy gets dealt pocket aces and then Bond
beats him with a Royal Arlo.
skillsaw777
2006-11-13 06:20:39 UTC
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That is definitely a sign of another Bond failure....at least compared
to the older versions.

First off, Bond's character was understood to not only be
everything...BUT LUCKY also.
When I think of a high stakes game of chance...I don't think Hold 'em.
Its just not right. Its not the right setup to play off of that part of
the character.

Second, Timothy Dalton is breathing a sigh of anticipation somewhere.
Because, after this movie is said and done, Daniel Craig as Bond will
be seen as a mistake. (And Dalton might just get to surrender the title
of "worst bond.")

Daniel Craig looks nothing like the part...I don't care how well he
acts.

Guy would make one bitchin' Tarzan though.
crazed_actor
2006-11-13 06:28:51 UTC
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 When I think of a high stakes game of chance...I don't think Hold 'em.
But Hollywood still does, unfortunately. 

Just as they think it's perfectly safe to play paintball without eye protection
(another peeve of mine).

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The Horny Goat
2006-11-13 06:52:45 UTC
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On 12 Nov 2006 22:20:39 -0800, "skillsaw777"
Post by skillsaw777
Second, Timothy Dalton is breathing a sigh of anticipation somewhere.
Because, after this movie is said and done, Daniel Craig as Bond will
be seen as a mistake. (And Dalton might just get to surrender the title
of "worst bond.")
Hmmm. I thought that title belonged to Lazenby....
phlash74
2006-11-13 07:12:21 UTC
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Post by Von Fourche
So in the new James Bond film Bond does not play Baccarat. Instead he
plays Texas Hold 'em! Ugh.
I swear, this series is going down hill. The Pierce Brosnan Bond films
have had a "made for cable TV" look about them. I do consider myself a Bond
fan. I have read some of the books and own most of the films on DVD. But
seeing Bond in an invisible car was a little tooooo much! Now the Bond
series is jumping on the Texas Hold 'em bandwagon. Barbara Broccoli and
Michael Wilson are a joke. Still, early reviews have been positive.
From Chicago Tribune: "Le Chiffre, a terrorism financier whose
scarred left eye weeps blood on cue, ends up facing Bond in a formal-dress
version of the World Series of Poker, playing for a $150 million pot in the
elegant surroundings of a casino in Montenegro."
http://metromix.chicagotribune.com/movies/mmx-0611120289nov12,0,69222...
World Series of Poke? How original. Straight to cable TV I say.
Honestly, I thought Brosnan made a great Bond. Had the look, the
personality, and the sense of humor to carry it off. The whole Bond
series is like one giant in-joke, and the actor playing Bond has to be
in on the joke for it to work. Daniel Craig, not so much. I'm sure
the poker scene is going to be ridiculous. What really gets me is
everyone focusing on the invisible car when Halle Berry wasn't
invisible, although most of her clothing was :P
Kenneth Sloan
2006-11-13 17:53:26 UTC
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Post by phlash74
The whole Bond
series is like one giant in-joke, and the actor playing Bond has to be
in on the joke for it to work.
Not the ENTIRE Bond series. Go back and watch the first two.
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2006-11-13 22:13:53 UTC
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Post by phlash74
The whole Bond
series is like one giant in-joke, and the actor playing Bond has to be
in on the joke for it to work.
Not the ENTIRE Bond series. Go back and watch the first two.
Arelative of mine was of the same rank as James Bond. He and a handfull of
men kidnapped the head of the Spain's gvt. AND the head of the Catholic
church in spain then fought off 500 French navy toughguys.

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BeavisChrist
2006-11-13 19:11:29 UTC
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I've seen the clip of the NLHE game in question.

The villain pushes all in on a board of AAKJJ, bond calls with AK only to be
shown JJ.

Textbook poker hand.
So in the new James Bond film Bond does not play Baccarat. Instead he
plays Texas Hold 'em! Ugh.
I swear, this series is going down hill. The Pierce Brosnan Bond films
have had a "made for cable TV" look about them. I do consider myself a Bond
fan. I have read some of the books and own most of the films on DVD. But
seeing Bond in an invisible car was a little tooooo much! Now the Bond
series is jumping on the Texas Hold 'em bandwagon. Barbara Broccoli and
Michael Wilson are a joke. Still, early reviews have been positive.
From Chicago Tribune: "Le Chiffre, a terrorism financier whose
scarred left eye weeps blood on cue, ends up facing Bond in a formal-dress
version of the World Series of Poker, playing for a $150 million pot in the
elegant surroundings of a casino in Montenegro."
http://metromix.chicagotribune.com/movies/mmx-0611120289nov12,0,69222
92.story?coll=mmx-movies_heds
World Series of Poke? How original. Straight to cable TV I say.
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Nick Wool
2006-11-13 19:40:06 UTC
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Post by BeavisChrist
I've seen the clip of the NLHE game in question.
The villain pushes all in on a board of AAKJJ, bond calls with AK only to be
shown JJ.
Textbook poker hand.
Yes, and the textbook was a joint effort by Stars and Party...

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2006-11-13 19:55:27 UTC
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How phony is that? Montenegro is an Omaha town.
Post by Von Fourche
So in the new James Bond film Bond does not play Baccarat. Instead he
plays Texas Hold 'em! Ugh.
I swear, this series is going down hill. The Pierce Brosnan Bond films
have had a "made for cable TV" look about them. I do consider myself a
Bond fan. I have read some of the books and own most of the films on DVD.
But seeing Bond in an invisible car was a little tooooo much! Now the
Bond series is jumping on the Texas Hold 'em bandwagon. Barbara Broccoli
and Michael Wilson are a joke. Still, early reviews have been positive.
From Chicago Tribune: "Le Chiffre, a terrorism financier whose
scarred left eye weeps blood on cue, ends up facing Bond in a formal-dress
version of the World Series of Poker, playing for a $150 million pot in
the elegant surroundings of a casino in Montenegro."
http://metromix.chicagotribune.com/movies/mmx-0611120289nov12,0,6922292.story?coll=mmx-movies_heds
World Series of Poke? How original. Straight to cable TV I say.
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