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This message was self-deleted by its author (sl8) on Thu Nov 26, 2020, 03:19 PM. When the original post in a discussion thread is self-deleted, the entire discussion thread is automatically locked so new replies cannot be posted.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 08:13 AM

1. Interesting story

but the plastic helicopter jumping around the map of Utah was cheesy.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 08:54 AM

4. Brie or gruyre ? ;) nt

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Response to mitch96 (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 08:58 AM

5. Limeburger!😂

N/t

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Response to skamaria (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 09:02 AM

6. Ahhh Rush limeburger..... that truly stinks with just a hint of bullshit for flavor...nt

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 08:25 AM

2. Well, I read this. Don't know what to think. Made me want to hit a monkey with a bone.

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Response to dameatball (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 08:32 AM

3. No. Monkey hit a bovine with a bone! Get it right. LOL and I just watched that opening yesterday!

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Response to dameatball (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 09:08 AM

9. It's what Moonwatcher did next that's interesting

In the novelization of 2001, the ape/man is named Moonwatcher and the monolith inspires him to learn how to kill for food since his species is dying off from starvation.

After killing the other ape/man, Moonwatcher roars and throws his bone/weapon up into the sky. The director, Stanley Kubrick, then crossfades to a spacecraft circling Earth millions of years later (in our "near future" ). That spacecraft is actually also a weapon: It's a nuclear missile platform orbiting the Earth.

It was Kubrick's original intention that at the end of the film, when the Starchild returns to Earth, it was to destroy the platform by detonating it. However, Kubrick's previous film was Dr. Strangelove which ended with a nuclear explosion. The film studio strongly suggested (i.e., ordered) Kubrick that all of his movies couldn't end with nuclear explosions! So, no bombs going off at the end of 2001.

Here's another fun fact about the movie. Kubrick hired Alex North to compose the score for the movie which was recorded. But Kubrick felt that his "temp track" using the various classical pieces we hear in the film was a more effective soundtrack. North's music was lost for decades but was found and recorded about 10 years ago. One day I played the CD while watching the film with the sound off. It was kind of fun to try to figure out where the cues matched up with the film. All I can say is that North's music is terrific but Kubrick made the right choice!

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 09:03 AM

7. Edward Abbey's grave?

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 09:05 AM

8. --- could belong to the Kraken.

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 09:44 AM

10. Another sign from 2020. Pestilence, false prophets, fire, plague. It's gotta end sometime.

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Response to Midnight Writer (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 10:14 AM

11. Reading your post caused me a momentary terrifying thought!

What if we end up looking back on 2020 and thinking of it as the good old days?

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Response to sl8 (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 12:27 PM

12. Never thought I'd say this in 2020

But that is just too weird. Gotta be someone's idea of a joke, like a Big Foot sighting.

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