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Ron Obvious

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Name: Ron
Gender: Male
Home country: Middle Earth
Current location: Seattle
Member since: Tue Dec 13, 2011, 10:37 PM
Number of posts: 6,065

About Me

I got the nickname Ron Obvious because -- in addition to being a huge Python fan -- my name really is Ron and I used to start sentences with \"Obviously\" a lot. Obviously, that\'s no longer a problem.

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On this day, a long, long time ago, a man was born who was to change the world.

Please join me in wishing a happy birthday to Sir Isaac Newton!

A thing of beauty: incredibly rare footage of Moscow in 1896.

Digitally slowed down and processed. It's amazing how it humanises them in a way the jerky original film from that era doesn't. It feels like time travel....


The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made (Air NewZealand)

Ancient German/Viking music from around 1BC (Heilung LIFA - Krigsgaldr)

I can't vouch for its accuracy, but found it fascinating nonetheless.

Eclectic music from (I think) Mongolia

Worth watching on the big screen I think.

They grow up so fast these days...


My doctor asked me if I drank to excess

I told him I'll drink to anything, doc! (hic)

(channeling Floyd this morning)

Back to the Future - the reboot everybody wants but no one thinks is a good idea

Director Robert Zemeckis has tried to put an end to another outing for Marty McFly but 71% of Americans are clamouring for a remake. And what the people want, the people will get.

Back to the Future had everything, didn’t it? Nostalgia, adventure, cool cars and a weirdly aggressive hatred for the people of Libya. Truly, no other film has ever or will ever come close to recreating Back to the Future’s dopamine hit. Except, you know, that Back to the Future reboot that everybody wants.

According to a new Hollywood Reporter poll, 71% of the 2,201 people surveyed are clamouring for a Back to the Future remake. Everyone knows that reboots are how Hollywood’s most craven instincts tend to manifest themselves. So, even though a Back to the Future reboot would almost definitely be about Justin Bieber riding around on a Swegway and smoking a magical vape that takes him all the way back to a time when you were already quite old, it is what the people want, and so it will be what the people will ultimately get.


No! The original was as close to the perfect feel-good film as I can think of. Please, no remake or reboot! Not ever!

Here's a cast reunion. They're all looking so much better than the old versions of themselves in the trilogy. Unfortunately, the audio is hard to make out in spots.

Keith West Excerpt From a Teenage Opera

I woke up with the music from this in my head this morning. It took a few minutes to pin it down.

"Grocer Jack, Grocer Jack. is it true what mommy said: you won't be back?"

Keith West, Excerpt from a Teenage Opera: a relic from a more innocent time.

I find this image strangely disturbing.

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