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Title: Abraham Lincoln
Post by: bluefoxicy on January 12, 2011, 04:57:48 PM
Who is this Abraham Lincoln (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X58RPS665V0) guy anyway?  Apparently he fought a war and wanted to ensure the freedom of all of humanity, or some such nuttery.
Title: Re: Abraham Lincoln
Post by: euge on January 12, 2011, 05:35:33 PM
Ooh. When that comes out on VOD or SYFY I'll be watching it!
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Post by: kerneldustjacket on January 12, 2011, 05:42:40 PM
I recently did a no-sparge batch of beer, and after all the wort drained from my lauter tun, an image of Lincoln showed up on the surface of the spent grain.
Title: Re: Abraham Lincoln
Post by: Hokerer on January 12, 2011, 05:58:48 PM
He the guy that answered the wrong way when his wife asked "does this make my butt look big" ??
Title: Re: Abraham Lincoln
Post by: dbeechum on January 12, 2011, 05:59:47 PM
Awesome book actually.

Of course I'm a big Lincoln fan, but to me it was amusing to see how he worked actual bits of Lincoln's bio into the narrative.
Title: Re: Abraham Lincoln
Post by: euge on January 12, 2011, 06:01:02 PM
He the guy that answered the wrong way when his wife asked "does this make my butt look big" ??

Haha where he pauses to weigh his options and then says "a little". :D

I like alternate historical fantasy/scifi. Not much into the vampire/lycanthrope thing but the book sounds interesting.
Title: Re: Abraham Lincoln
Post by: capozzoli on January 12, 2011, 07:28:45 PM
He used to get all cuddly in bed with his male friends. Especially the ones he really liked. Their are roumers he even got a little kissy face with them. Maybe more.

Not that there is anything wrong with that.

One of my Favorite Abe Lincoln quotes: In response to someone calling him two faced.

"...if I were two faced would I be wearing this one."
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Post by: maxieboy on January 12, 2011, 09:37:36 PM
He the guy that answered the wrong way when his wife asked "does this make my butt look big" ??

No, it's your big butt that makes your butt look big!  ;D
Title: Re: Abraham Lincoln
Post by: tschmidlin on January 12, 2011, 09:47:19 PM
He the guy that answered the wrong way when his wife asked "does this make my butt look big" ??

No, it's your big butt that makes your butt look big!  ;D
So the correct answer is "no, the dress doesn't make your butt look big".  Does your butt look big in that dress?  Oh yes, yes it does.
Title: Re: Abraham Lincoln
Post by: jeffy on January 12, 2011, 10:36:10 PM
Awesome book actually.

Of course I'm a big Lincoln fan, but to me it was amusing to see how he worked actual bits of Lincoln's bio into the narrative.

I read that one, too.  Pretty interesting the way he equated slave ownership with vampirism.  The whole point of the Civil War turns out was to free the slaves from the vampires.  Who knew?
Title: Re: Abraham Lincoln
Post by: tubercle on January 12, 2011, 11:46:47 PM
He the guy that answered the wrong way when his wife asked "does this make my butt look big" ??

No, it's your big butt that makes your butt look big!  ;D
So the correct answer is "no, the dress doesn't make your butt look big".  Does your butt look big in that dress?  Oh yes, yes it does.

 I like the "I'm big boned" excuse.

 Them: "I'm not fat, I'm just big boned."

Tubercle : "Hell Fire, your bones have got to be big to support all of that weight."
Title: Re: Abraham Lincoln
Post by: EHall on January 12, 2011, 11:48:40 PM
I like big butts and I can't deny...
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Post by: maxieboy on January 12, 2011, 11:49:06 PM
He the guy that answered the wrong way when his wife asked "does this make my butt look big" ??

No, it's your big butt that makes your butt look big!  ;D
So the correct answer is "no, the dress doesn't make your butt look big".  Does your butt look big in that dress?  Oh yes, yes it does.

 I like the "I'm big boned" excuse.

 Them: "I'm not fat, I'm just big boned."

Tubercle : "Hell Fire, your bones have got to be big to support all of that weight."

I LOLed.
Title: Re: Abraham Lincoln
Post by: capozzoli on January 13, 2011, 04:09:03 AM
So, apparently Steven Spielberg is making a Lincoln movie. I heard Daniel Day Lewis is playing Abe. 
Title: Re: Abraham Lincoln
Post by: jeffy on June 04, 2011, 01:44:12 PM
It's Benjamin Walker, filming now in New Orleans, in 3-D, according to the Times-Picayune.
Title: Re: Abraham Lincoln
Post by: punatic on June 06, 2011, 08:42:41 AM
I watched Daniel Day Lewis in The Gangs of New York again today.  What an awesome movie!

Did Abe ever visit NOLA?
Title: Re: Abraham Lincoln
Post by: phillamb168 on June 06, 2011, 11:37:16 AM
It's Benjamin Walker, filming now in New Orleans, in 3-D, according to the Times-Picayune.


WHY??? STOP THE MADNESS!
Title: Re: Abraham Lincoln
Post by: jeffy on June 06, 2011, 11:43:16 AM
I watched Daniel Day Lewis in The Gangs of New York again today.  What an awesome movie!

Did Abe ever visit NOLA?

It's hard to separate the book/movie in question from his real life, not having studied much Lincoln history, but a quick search shows he made two visits to New Orleans by flat boat, where he witnessed a slave auction and had a famous bar fight, then eventually walked home to Illinois.
They used my friend's property in the warehouse district to film interior and exterior shots.  They fixed up the building, painted the whole thing and gave them money for the trouble.  Nice.
Title: Re: Abraham Lincoln
Post by: MrNate on June 06, 2011, 01:33:15 PM
It's Benjamin Walker, filming now in New Orleans, in 3-D, according to the Times-Picayune.


WHY??? STOP THE MADNESS!

Yeah. I'm really getting sick of it to the point where I'm just going to be an old man and not bother watching anything that's only being shown in 3-D. Which will mean not watching any new movies. All for the best considering they haven't made any really new movies in years.

And get off my lawn.
Title: Re: Abraham Lincoln
Post by: punatic on June 06, 2011, 01:36:10 PM
Walked back to Illinois?  Wow...  Wonder why he didn't take the bus?  (sorry, having a Biden moment)   ;)

Your friend with the warehouse - anyone I might know?
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Post by: dbeechum on June 06, 2011, 02:46:33 PM
...not bother watching anything that's only being shown in 3-D. Which will mean not watching any new movies.

I wouldn't worry about it too much. With the recent downturns in ticket sales for 3-D screenings, I'm guessing we're in the last days of it being a big deal. Several big directors have already refused to shoot in 3D. There are tons of complaints about image brightness and it turns out that the movie theaters aren't swapping out the 3D lens on the projectors when they switch movies because the systems require extra precaution and have lockouts to prevent employees from somehow pirating the movie at the lens side.
Title: Re: Abraham Lincoln
Post by: MrNate on June 06, 2011, 02:55:58 PM
...not bother watching anything that's only being shown in 3-D. Which will mean not watching any new movies.

I wouldn't worry about it too much. With the recent downturns in ticket sales for 3-D screenings, I'm guessing we're in the last days of it being a big deal. Several big directors have already refused to shoot in 3D. There are tons of complaints about image brightness and it turns out that the movie theaters aren't swapping out the 3D lens on the projectors when they switch movies because the systems require extra precaution and have lockouts to prevent employees from somehow pirating the movie at the lens side.

Well that's good to hear. I figured the industry was all over it like white on rice because of the $3 premium per ticket.
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Post by: dbeechum on June 06, 2011, 03:03:07 PM
Oh they are and they'd keep the gravy train going, but it appears like a lot of people are stepping off it at least here in the US.

One sign of that was the opening weekend for Pirates 4. 3D ticket sales here in the US were down to 47% of the take. Kung Fu Panda 2 was 45% of the take. Both movies were expected to draw 60% of their ticket sales from 3D.

A complicating factor, of course, is that 3D apparently remains wildly popular overseas. Whether or not that's enough to sustain it, who knows, but I suspect the trend will be for only the big tentpole movies to bother with the 3D process like what we're seeing with IMAX.
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Post by: phillamb168 on June 07, 2011, 08:42:02 AM
Oh they are and they'd keep the gravy train going, but it appears like a lot of people are stepping off it at least here in the US.

One sign of that was the opening weekend for Pirates 4. 3D ticket sales here in the US were down to 47% of the take. Kung Fu Panda 2 was 45% of the take. Both movies were expected to draw 60% of their ticket sales from 3D.

A complicating factor, of course, is that 3D apparently remains wildly popular overseas. Whether or not that's enough to sustain it, who knows, but I suspect the trend will be for only the big tentpole movies to bother with the 3D process like what we're seeing with IMAX.

Here at least I don't see a lot of interest from people in 3D, except of course for children, but I think kids everywhere like 3D for the same reason they like Chuck-e-cheese and pop tarts.
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Post by: thomasbarnes on June 08, 2011, 07:57:47 AM
There are tons of complaints about image brightness and it turns out that the movie theaters aren't swapping out the 3D lens on the projectors when they switch movies because the systems require extra precaution and have lockouts to prevent employees from somehow pirating the movie at the lens side.

I've heard that anti-piracy is the real reason behind 3-D. At the moment, it's difficult to impossible to make a pirate copy of a 3-D movie by sneaking a movie camera into the theater.
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Post by: dbeechum on June 08, 2011, 03:13:51 PM
Well, the primary motivator is really trying to find a means to get butts into seats. Just like in the 50's when movie revenue dropped due to the advent of TV, they're recycling the tricks with 3-D. Anyone want to bet when "Smell-o-vision" comes back? :)

The anti-piracy thing is crazy since most piracy happens out of the contractors working on the movie. You ain't getting a great copy of the movie from a camcorder.
Title: Re: Abraham Lincoln
Post by: a10t2 on June 08, 2011, 04:34:26 PM
Did Abe ever visit NOLA?

He passed through in a Union ironclad en route to Africa after surviving the assassination attempt, but I doubt they stopped, for obvious reasons.
Title: Re: Abraham Lincoln
Post by: punatic on June 08, 2011, 05:48:38 PM
Did Abe ever visit NOLA?

He passed through in a Union ironclad en route to Africa after surviving the assassination attempt, but I doubt they stopped, for obvious reasons.

Wow, that's odd... I thought he flew to Africa on Air Force One.
Title: Re: Abraham Lincoln
Post by: jeffy on June 08, 2011, 07:01:40 PM
Did Abe ever visit NOLA?

He passed through in a Union ironclad en route to Africa after surviving the assassination attempt, but I doubt they stopped, for obvious reasons.

Wow, that's odd... I thought he flew to Africa on Air Force One.

You have obviously not read the book.
Title: Re: Abraham Lincoln
Post by: Hokerer on June 08, 2011, 07:17:43 PM
Did Abe ever visit NOLA?

He passed through in a Union ironclad en route to Africa after surviving the assassination attempt, but I doubt they stopped, for obvious reasons.

Wow, that's odd... I thought he flew to Africa on Air Force One.

You have obviously not read the book.

In the book I read it was a Confederate ironclad and via Hampton Roads, not the Mississippi