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  • Hard News: Ready to Fly,

    don't know what 'apa' means, sorry. since this thread is titled 'ready to fly' and you're obviously well travelled I thought I'd ask. I'd love to do something more adventurous than Club Med Bintan or Bali, but when you have a 6 y.o. and a 4 y.o. it's difficult. I presume Russell hasn't brought his kids with him to Vietnam?

    Since Jun 2007 • 909 posts Report Reply

  • Sopranos. The end. (SPOILERS, surely),

    Rogerd's Melfi theory is interesting but I think everyone is overthinking it. Tony got whacked without warning, he didn't know it was coming, because one never does. Having the (possible) hitman wait 5 minutes before going to the bathroom is straight out of the Godfather, so clearly creator David Chase was having some fun with his final episode. And he can have his cake and eat it too if offered mega-dollars for a movie franchise ie "who said Tony got whacked? did you __see__Tony get whacked?"
    If they make a movie it will be like Bobby Ewing stepping out of the shower in 'Dallas'. Which is where Newhart got his idea from, surely.

    Since Jun 2007 • 909 posts Report Reply

  • Hard News: Ready to Fly,

    so we shouldn't just take the kids to Bali for the school holidays then? won't it be dangerous taking them out of Club Med? wife doesn't want a repeat of that Portugese nastiness.

    Since Jun 2007 • 909 posts Report Reply

  • Cracker: See More on 3,

    eh? first you say: However, the point is that there was no news angle in that confrontation.
    then you say: I don't blame the people who broadcast this shit

    righto then.
    so it's not the pornographers that are bad, it's the people who consume the porn that the pornographers provide them with.
    so don't blame the drug dealers, blame the drug users?

    I blame the people who watch it.

    Since Jun 2007 • 909 posts Report Reply

  • Cracker: See More on 3,

    Damian, can you explain for us ignorami what the thinking/motive (from a jornalists POV) is behind what we saw on TV3's 60 Minutes the other night?
    The situation was a young mum who was raped at 14 by her Mum's boyfriend, a convicted murderer/sexual predator out on parole. When it happened Mum didn't believe daughter, and sided with BF, and chucked daughter out. At trial the DNA said it wasn't him, validating mother. Years later new DNA technology proved it was him, but you can't be tried twice if you've been acquitted already, so he remained free (altho' not really since he's inside indefinitely for other heinous crimes)
    ANYHOW as befits modern TV journalism 60 Minutes thought it would be great TV to re-unite mother and daughter so they could rake over old coals ie "Mum, how come you never believed me?". Okay, so far so predictable.
    BUT 60 Minutes also thought it would be a good idea to bring along the raped woman's 4 year old son so he could meet Grandma for the first time. Result being that boy gets to meet and hug Grandma before Grandma gets defensive and starts spewing abuse at daughter, before storming off - presumably never to be seen again. Very nice for the lad, and also soooo predictable.
    So, are 60 Minutes guilty of child abuse?

    Since Jun 2007 • 909 posts Report Reply

  • Island Life: Take that, evil scammers!,

    damn that Mikey Havoc and his "Freeeeeedooooommmmm!!" calls! He's got everyone else doing it now.

    Since Jun 2007 • 909 posts Report Reply

  • Radiation: Pathetic, not,

    FYI: Flight of The Conchords are on Letterman tonite (Wednesday) at around 11pm on Prime.

    Since Jun 2007 • 909 posts Report Reply

  • Flight of the Conchords: Full HBO Pilot,

    FYI: Flight of The Conchords are on Letterman tonite (Wednesday) at around 11pm on Prime.

    Since Jun 2007 • 909 posts Report Reply

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