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Re: The Rest of the Best (Today's Topic: Favourite Super-Powers)
« Reply #225 on: July 26, 2011, 07:26:29 PM »
So did you dig this show then?

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Re: The Rest of the Best (Today's Topic: Favourite Super-Powers)
« Reply #226 on: July 26, 2011, 07:49:36 PM »
i dont know what that is but its filmed in Monterrey apparently so im cool with it


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Re: The Rest of the Best (Today's Topic: Favourite Super-Powers)
« Reply #227 on: July 26, 2011, 07:54:14 PM »
It was a show about a little girl with a quasi-MILFy* mother who'd boinked an alien played (in voice only) by Burt Reynolds resulting in the little girl having the ability to stop time. Doug McClure was also in it.


*he says being now two years older than the woman was at the beginning of the show


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Re: The Rest of the Best (Today's Topic: Favourite Super-Powers)
« Reply #228 on: July 26, 2011, 08:03:51 PM »
So did you dig this show then?

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Re: The Rest of the Best (Today's Topic: Favourite Super-Powers)
« Reply #229 on: July 26, 2011, 08:05:32 PM »
And it sustained ratings enough (or the creators had dirt on the network execs damaging enough) to last for four seasons.


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Re: The Rest of the Best (Today's Topic: Favourite World Leaders)
« Reply #230 on: July 27, 2011, 12:16:46 PM »
I'm busy (great day today) but here's today's topic.  I'll be back to post my choice soon, but feel free to start without me.  Here's the original list of world leaders:

#50: Lev Davidovich Trotsky
#49: Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus
#48: Harry S Truman
#47: Otto Von Bismarck
#47: Charles De Gaulle
#47: Frederick Douglass
#47: Antiochus IV Epiphanies
#43: Joseph, Son of Jacob
#42: Marcus Aurelius Antioninus Augustus
#41: Alexander Hamilton
#40: Mar�a Coraz�n Cojuangco-Aquino
#40: Polybius
#40: Hammurabi
#40: Louis Riel
#40: Susan B Anthony
#40: Flavius Claudius Julianus
#34: Saul of Tarsus
#33: Nikolai Alexandrovich Romanov
#32: James I of England, VI of Scotland
#31: Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher
#30: Ronald Wilson Reagan
#29: Kanuni Sultan S�leyman
#28: Theodore D Roosevelt
#27: Cleopatra VII Philopator
#26: Jeanne d�Arc
#25: Benjamin Franklin
#24: George William Frederick
#23: Kublai Kahn
#22: Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela
#21: Rammesses II
#20: Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili
#19: Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov
#18: John Adams
#17: John Fitzgerald Kennedy
#16: C Iuilius Caeser
#15: Moses
#14: Yekaterina II Velikaya
#13: Martin Luther King Jr.
#12: Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatsu
#11:Elizabeth I
#10: Adolf Hitler
#9: Thomas Jefferson
#8: Franklyn Delano Roosevelt
#7: Napoleon Bonaparte
#6: Alexander VII of Macedon
#5: George Washington
#4: Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus
#3: Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
#2: Abraham Lincoln
#1: Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill


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Re: The Rest of the Best (Today's Topic: Favourite Super-Powers)
« Reply #231 on: July 27, 2011, 12:36:41 PM »
So did you dig this show then?

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Th...that's REAL? That's a real show? You're fucking kidding me!

I remember that show!!  I didn't know I remembered it, but the theme song made it all come back to me.  Geez....the things I liked when I was 10.....


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Re: The Rest of the Best (Today's Topic: Favourite World Leaders)
« Reply #232 on: July 27, 2011, 12:42:43 PM »
i would have to say lester b. pearson. his government gave canadians healthcare, student loans, made canada bilingual and won a nobel peace prize. he's also got an airport in toronto named after him, but i won't hold it against him.

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Re: The Rest of the Best (Today's Topic: Favourite Super-Powers)
« Reply #233 on: July 27, 2011, 01:19:02 PM »
The Power to Prevent Forest Fires

Personal thoughts:
Forest fires are of course utterly horrendous but for centuries mankind was at their mercy until one day a champion was chosen, and oddly it was a human, chosen by the wild beasts of the forest, I am that human, how did I gain these powers you ask. Well it's fairly simple really, one day I was walking through the woods (Grosse Pointe Woods I believe) when I found that a bear had walked across my path, encased in a TV. He didn't allow the imprisonment distract him from his cause however and, to me surprise he spoke to me in the language of my people and said that only I, yes I a lowly British emigre had the power to prevent forest fires. Sadly I don't really live near any of the forest fire hotspots so they continue to rage every summer, sorry about that. Promise, if ever I'm near the west or something I will see if the bear was telling the truth. Mind you, he's a talking bear, why would he lie?



Nice one, Tripe.

And hey folks, don't we all have this power within us? Oh wait, I'm being reminded that if you're all psyched about having a raging psilocybin-fueled bonfire, you should really appoint a designated sober fire-putter-outer and then promptly hit them with a log and hope they wake up just in time to save 500 square miles from an ashy end. I think I might need to watch the PSA a few more times.
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Re: The Rest of the Best (Today's Topic: Favourite World Leaders)
« Reply #234 on: July 27, 2011, 01:33:02 PM »
LoC Rest of the Best - Day 22 – Favourite World Leaders
Pierre Trudeau

Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau, CC, CH, PC, QC, FSRC (October 18, 1919 – September 28, 2000), usually known as Pierre Trudeau or Pierre Elliott Trudeau, was the 15th Prime Minister of Canada from April 20, 1968 to June 4, 1979, and again from March 3, 1980 to June 30, 1984.
Trudeau began his political career campaigning for socialist ideals, but he eventually joined the Liberal Party of Canada when he entered federal politics in the 1960s. He was appointed as Lester Pearson's Parliamentary Secretary, and later became his Minister of Justice. From his base in Montreal, Trudeau took control of the Liberal Party and became a charismatic leader, inspiring "Trudeaumania". From the late 1960s until the mid-1980s, he dominated the Canadian political scene and aroused passionate reactions. "Reason before passion" was his personal motto. He retired from politics in 1984, and John Turner succeeded him as Prime Minister.

Admirers praise the force of Trudeau's intellect and they salute his political acumen in preserving national unity against Quebec separatists, suppressing a violent revolt, and establishing the Charter of Rights and Freedoms within Canada's constitution. His detractors accuse him of arrogance, economic mismanagement, and unduly favouring the authority of the federal government in relation to the provinces, especially in trying to control the oil wealth of the Prairies.

Personal thoughts:
I must make a confession: while I certainly have my personal politics, I don’t pay nearly enough attention to the Canadian political scene.  I’m mostly liberal, but I sometimes I’m disappointed enough that I go NPC, but I really don’t pay enough attention until it’s election time, and then I feel kind of poorly informed, and it’s no one’s fault but mine.  That said, sometimes I’m impressed by certain fellows in Canadian history and for the most part I’m very on board with Pierre Trudeau.  In an age when most parties seem to run just to win and are seeing who can shout the loudest, Trudeau was an intellectual, was largely even handed and argued well with political opponent (in terms of the Quebec referendum) Rene Levesque.  I really have to study Canadian political history more.  It’s not nearly as boring as one would think (not like the present).

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Re: The Rest of the Best (Today's Topic: Favourite World Leaders)
« Reply #235 on: July 27, 2011, 01:56:30 PM »
L.O.C. #22 - Top World Leaders

Golda Meir


"Those who don’t know how to weep with their whole heart don’t know how to laugh either."

Thoughts
Golda Meir was tough, had a ton of heart, and a truckload of integrity. She was one of the most important figures in international politics for over two decades. Like all leaders, she wasn't perfect and made mistakes, but she was an intelligent, straight-shooting leader. We could use a few more like her.

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Golda Meir was a teacher, kibbutznik and politician who became the fourth Prime Minister of the State of Israel. Meir was elected Prime Minister of Israel, after serving as Minister of Labour and Foreign Minister. Israel's first and the world's third woman to hold such an office, she was described as the "Iron Lady" of Israeli politics years before the epithet became associated with British prime minister Margaret Thatcher. Former prime minister David Ben-Gurion used to call Meir "the best man in the government"; she was often portrayed as the "strong-willed, straight-talking, grey-bunned grandmother of the Jewish people." In 1974, after the conclusion of the Yom Kippur War, Meir resigned as prime minister. She passed away in 1978 at the age of 80.

After Levi Eshkol's sudden death on 26 February 1969, the party elected Meir as his successor. Meir came out of retirement to take office on 17 March 1969, serving as prime minister until 1974. Meir maintained the coalition government formed in 1967, after the Six-Day War, in which Mapai merged with two other parties (Rafi and Ahdut HaAvoda) to form the Israel Labour party. In 1969 and the early 1970s, Meir met with many world leaders to promote her vision of peace in the Middle East, including Richard Nixon (1969), Nicolae Ceausescu (1972) and Pope Paul VI (1973). In 1973, she hosted the chancellor of West Germany, Willy Brandt in Israel. In August 1970, Meir accepted a U.S. peace initiative that called for an end to the War of Attrition and an Israeli pledge to withdraw to "secure and recognized boundaries" in the framework of a comprehensive peace settlement. The Gahal party quit the national unity government in protest, but Meir continued to lead the remaining coalition.

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Re: The Rest of the Best (Today's Topic: Favourite World Leaders)
« Reply #236 on: July 27, 2011, 02:33:34 PM »
LoC Rest of the Best - Day 22 – Favourite World Leaders
Charles Stuart


Charles II was born in St James's Palace, London. During the Civil War he lived with his father in Oxford 1642–45, and after the victory of Cromwell's Parliamentary forces he was in exile in France. Accepting the Scottish Covenanters' offer to make him King, he landed in Scotland in 1650, and was crowned at Scone on 1 January 1651. An attempt to invade England was ended on 3 September 1651 by Cromwell's victory at the Battle of Worcester. Charles escaped according to legend by hiding in an oak tree, and for nine years he was in exile in Holland, France, Germany, Flanders, and Spain. The death of Cromwell and the collapse of the English Commonwealth lead to opening of negotiations in 1659 by George Monk for the restoration of the monarchy.

In April 1660 Charles issued the Declaration of Breda, promising a general amnesty and freedom of conscience. Parliament accepted the Declaration and he was proclaimed King on 8 May 1660. Charles landed at Dover on 26 May 1660, and entered London three days later. He was crowned at Westminster on 23 April 1661. Despite the Declaration there was retribution. The body of Oliver Cromwell was dug up and posthumously decapitated, Charles I was venerated a Saint by the Anglican Church, and all legal documents were post-dated as though Charles II had succeeded on his father’s death in 1649. The Act of uniformity required all Puritans to accept the doctrines of the Church of England. Many who refused sort a new life in to the colonies in North America. The Restoration brought liberalizing social changes including the re-opening of theatres and study of sciences that had been banned by the Puritans. The Royal Society for the study of Science was established and the Royal Observatory at Greenwich. In May 1662 Charles married the Portuguese Princess Catherine of Braganza. Her dowry brought Tangiers and Bombay to British control, but despite four pregnancies she produced no children. Charles did however have at least 17 illegitimate children by his various mistresses who included Lady Castlemaine, Nell Gwyn, Lady Portsmouth, and Lucy Walter.

England was at war with Holland and in 1664 seized the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam in North America and renamed it New York. However the Dutch Navy sailed up the River Medway and humiliated the Royal Navy by capturing the English flagship and burning other ships. In 1665 the Great Plague struck London killing over 60,000 people, and was followed in 1666 by the Fire of London which destroyed a large part of the city including St Paul’s cathedral. Sir Christopher Wren was commissioned to rebuild the cathedral. The Dutch war furnished an excuse for banishing Lord Clarendon who was made a scapegoat in 1667, and he was replaced by the Cabal of Clifford and Arlington, both secret Catholics, and Buckingham, Ashley (Lord Shaftesbury), and Lauderdale. In 1670 Charles signed the Secret Treaty of Dover, whereby he promised Louis XIV of France he would declare himself a Catholic, re-establish Catholicism in England, and support the French king's projected war against the Dutch; in return Louis was to finance Charles and in the event of resistance to supply him with troops. The third Dutch War followed in 1672, and at the same time Charles issued the Declaration of Indulgence, suspending all penal laws against Catholics and Dissenters.

In 1673, Parliament forced Charles to withdraw the Indulgence and accept a Test Act excluding all Catholics from office, and in 1674 to end the Dutch war. The Test Act broke up the Cabal, while Shaftesbury, who had learned the truth about the treaty, assumed the leadership of the opposition. In 1678 Titus Oates's announcement of a 'Popish plot' released a general panic, which Shaftesbury exploited to introduce his Exclusion Bill, excluding Charles’s brother James, Duke of York, from the succession as he was openly Catholic and instead he hoped to substitute Charles's illegitimate son the Duke of Monmouth. Charles dissolved Parliament in 1679 declaring there would be no talk of change of succession. He now ruled as absolute monarch without a parliament, financed by Louis XIV. When the Whigs plotted a revolt, their leaders were executed, and Shaftesbury and Monmouth fled to the Netherlands to William of Orange. Charles died in 1685, and was received into the Roman Catholic Church on his deathbed. He was succeeded by his brother James II.

Personal thoughts:
Not quite as clever as his grandfather but certainly more politically adept, Charles II was truly one of the greatest monarchs to sit on the thrones of England, Ireland and Scotland. He recognized that his restoration held the potential for more bloodshed and maneuvered to turn the republican forces into allies with forgiveness of most of those who had stood against his (frankly utterly crap) father. There are many things I'd like to do if I had a time machine; go see Cardenio at Blackfriars, Meet Emperor Norton, shag Mary Boleyn, but one of the things I'd like to do most (aside from shagging Mary Boleyn) is to be in England during the restoration, all the accounts I read of it sound almost as exciting as shagging Mary Boleyn.

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Britain was introduced to the most quintessentially British thing ever, Tea.

The man had great taste in wife. :) And in fact by all accounts they had a very good and loving relationship despite his stable of mistresses, a model for us all I think. :)

What a shame his brother was awful, thankfully his nieces were a lot better.

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Re: The Rest of the Best (Today's Topic: Favourite MST3k Episodes)
« Reply #237 on: July 28, 2011, 02:07:39 AM »
This should be a popular day!  It's top MST3k episodes.  Here's the original list:

#50: The Mole People
#50: 12 to the Moon
#50: Gamera Vs. Guiron
#49: The Horrors of Spider Island
#49: The Brute Man
#48: Master Ninja I
#47: Monster A Go-Go
#47: The Creeping Terror
#46: The Screaming Skull
#45: The Painted Hills
#44: The Day the Earth Froze
#43: Operation Double 007
#43: Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell
#42: Samson Vs. The Vampire Women
#42: The Leech Woman
#41: Night of the Blood Beast
#40: Diabolik
#40: Gunslinger
#39: The Magic Sword
#39: Quest of the Delta Knights
#37: Zombie Nightmare
#36: The Amazing Colossal Man
#35: Track of the Moon Beast
#34: The Horror of Party Beach
#33: Red Zone Cuba
#32: Devil Doll
#32: The Dead Talk Back
#31: Girls Town
#30: Angels Revenge
#30: Final Justice
#29: Girl in the Gold Boots
#28: Godzilla Vs. Megalon[/url]
#27: The Incredibly Strange Creatures Who Stopped Living and Became Mixed-Up Zombies
#26: The Incredible Melting Man
#25: Santa Claus
#24: Boggy Creek II And the Legend Continues
#23: Eegah
#22: Parts: the Clonus Horror
#21: Laserblast
#20: I Accuse My Parents
#19: Riding With Death
#18: Cave Dwellers
#17: The Touch of Satan
#16: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
#15 Soultaker
#14: The Giant Spider Invasion
#13: Prince of Space
#12: Jack Frost
#11: Hamlet
#11: Hobgoblins
#10: The Final Sacrifice
#9: Overdrawn at the Memory Bank
#8: Werewolf
#7: Merlin�s Shop of Mystical Wonders
#6: Pod People
#5: �Manos� The Hands of Fate
#4: Time Chasers
#3: The Pumaman
#2: Space Mutiny
#1: Mitchell


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Re: The Rest of the Best (Today's Topic: Favourite MST3k Episodes)
« Reply #238 on: July 28, 2011, 08:55:55 AM »
L.O.C. #23 - Top MST3K Episodes


Thoughts
I love this episode. One of those made-for-MST movies where it's so bad it's good, however, it's not aware of this and hence takes itself seriously, with tragic results. MKB have a field day with it. It's one of those eps where you get the feeling they had a blast making it; I love when they crack each other up. It's also great when the riff is just them laughing at what's going on, e.g. the fake reporter, "Captain Polaris" etc. I could probably quote at least fifty lines, but I'll spare you. Go watch it if you haven't seen it in a while. It's also one of the Sci-Fi Channel eps that features some really quality host segments. Droppy the Water Droplet is classic. Oh, and somebody check their rolodex for a Fred Burroughs.

Movie Summary
From the future traveled a master race of cyborgs. They made abductions from Earth's past. The dinosaurs were trained as trackers. The humans were bred as slaves. Now a runaway slave escapes to a place his people call heaven...we know it as Earth.

Host Segments
Prologue: Using a computer spreadsheet program and Diane Feinstein as a baseline, Crow tries to calculate how many times a lady Gypsy is. Gypsy is disappointed that she is only 2.7 times a lady; turns out Mike is eight times a lady.

Segment One: Pearl is conducting LSD tests on the robots and monitors their hallucinations. To augment the effect, Bobo and Brain Guy have formed an acid rock band called Narcotic Casserole. Servo has his usual delirium; Crow has a harrowing experience in which he sees Mike eating a Snickers candy bar, not a Milky Way. Crow is also somewhat surprised to learn that Mike is not a clown.

Segment Two: Tom makes a pair of legs so he can kickbox. He challenges Gypsy to a fight, but she has a singular, misshapen leg of her own and instantly takes out Servo.

Segment Three: Mike, Crow and Servo realize they've never really thanked Pearl for not killing them. They take a moment to thank Pearl, interrupting her attempt to kill them.

Segment Four: Crow is Droppy, The Water Droplet, an emissary from the National Water Council, who has come to share just a few thousand of the many uses for water.

Segment Five: Mike has a giant Robert Z'Dar-esque chin. The bots chide him for being so insensitive to all the people with large prosthetic chins. MIke doesn't really care. Down in Castle Forrester, Bobo and Brain Guy inform Pearl that Narcotic Casserole is leaving to tour with Moby Grape. Pearl gives them each exploding tracking collars. You can guess the rest.

Stinger: Robert Z'Dar and Daniel Bernhardt kick-box and Bernhardt's shirt somehow slips off.

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Re: The Rest of the Best (Today's Topic: Favourite MST3k Episodes)
« Reply #239 on: July 28, 2011, 08:59:10 AM »
I just love that the guy from Future War has a noticeable role in the second Matrix movie.
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