the dissident frogman

16 years and 4 months ago

In French, we say, "ridicule doesn't kill"...

the dissident frogman

Necrothreading much?

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... And that explains why Tom Charity, stuffed a** movie critic snob "special to CNN" is still alive and babbling:
"[worst films of 2007]
"300" Frankly, it was a tossup for the third spot between this gung-ho Greek meatfest and Michael Bay's overblown toy commercial, "Transformers." A lot of people got off on both, I realize, and the computer-generated work was impressive in its way. But no matter how you spin it, war porn is war porn -- and we'd better off without it.»
Is it not rich? Is it not beautiful?

I mean seriously, the schmuck is on CNN's payroll. C.N.N. In other words, THE channel that made its worldwide name and reputation with good old juicy war porn circa 1991, out and about the Persian Gulf (that's right, "no matter how you spin it", pal.)

Oh and, about 300: it seems that the vast non stuffed a** movie critic snob special to CNN world quite frankly disagree:
'300' Smashes March Opening Record; Spartans Stampede To $70 Mil Weekend; 3rd Biggest R-Rated Movie Debut Ever
Charity, tonight...
300 Is the Fastest Selling HD Title on the Market
... You dine...
300 Breaks IMAX Theatres Opening Day/Weekend Records
... In Hell.
DVD Sales - 300 Does Double Duty at Number One
Emphasis mine. It the end, I guess it just shows that movie critic snob Tom Charity, like the rest of us, is a mere mortal with an asshole. I mean an opinion.

Of course it's the wrong one, and of course it misses the point — but that's precisely all you can expect from a movie critic.



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3191 - MOMinuteman

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No comment on the post, just a request for help. I try to login, but it says I'm not activated yet, but I can find no activation link in my email....

3192 - the dissident frogman

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  • the dissident frogman France

MOMinuteman : Sorry to read that, it happens sometimes.

Rather than fuel your frustration by trying to find out what went wrong (usually some antispam filter get in the way and block the notification/activation email), I'd say the quickest way about it is as follow:

Send me an email stating the email address and the login name you wish to use (and the screen name, if different), and I'll create your account and set you up with a random temporary password. Once logged in, you'll change your password to whatever you choose and be good to go. How does that sound?


1. the screen name is the one that shows on the site when you comment. It can be different than the login one, that is limited in characters and cannot contains spaces, to allow for something more "fancy".

2. This goes for anybody having problems with the account creation. Rather than mumble in your beard and turn your back, drop me a mail and let me help you.)

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3193 - sandman

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The phrase 'chicken noodle news' says it all.

3194 - Instinct

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Too bad ridicule doesn't kill, it would save me a lot of ammo.

I think he was just so upset that so many people went to see a movie about honor, sacrifice and courage that he just had to call it war porn because he was incapable of understanding any of it.

Kind of like when I try to watch any sort of French or German "arthouse" films.