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#100889 - 04/17/03 01:54 AM Re: blockbusters  
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I haven't seen any of the Star Wars prequels or sequels. The original was boring, why put myself through that again?

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#100890 - 04/17/03 12:17 PM Re: blockbusters  
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I disagree with Bingley about the original Star Wars being boring. At the time it was avant garde and although the story line was crap the effects were amazing for the time. I've seen the first of the prequels (Chapter Two? - dunno), and it all seemed like "ho-hum, another day in the special effects department".


#100891 - 04/17/03 02:42 PM Re: blockbusters  
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As a story most of it was OK, but I much preferred Close Ecounters for the special effects. The worst thing in Star Wars for me was the would-be climactic fighter pilot battle against the Death Star, which was unforgiveably long. I was just sitting there saying, "Ok get on with it. Nowcan we get back to the story please?"

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#100892 - 04/17/03 04:32 PM Re: blockbusters  
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Well, I said the story line was crap. You have to fill out the movie somehow. I agree, though, that the whole Deathstar thing was rather overlong! Blame Peter Cushing. Seems easiest.


#100893 - 04/17/03 04:46 PM Re: blockbusters  
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Ok get on with it

Obviously you didn't think to prepare yourself properly before the movie or bring along a mid-movie brownie snack.


#100894 - 04/17/03 11:04 PM Re: over hyped movies  
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I tend to skip the hyped up movies partly because they seldom live up to the hype and partly because when a lot of people tell me I MUST!!! do something I immediately don't want to. (and partly because I have slightly odd tastes that don't match those of the great everyone.)


#100895 - 04/18/03 12:24 AM Re: blockbusters  
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Wuss!

Nope. Don't even put enough thought into it to be called a wuss, ie, I don't go to see something because I'm *afraid of being left out... I just meant that on the rare occasion when I have seen the current "movie of the year," my opinion that is wasn't that good is semi-informed. However, gotta admit a twinge of pride myself in not having seen Titanic.


#100896 - 04/18/03 12:35 PM Re: blockbusters  
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You and me, both, Nancy. And I can add to my list never having seen a TV sitcom called "Friends."


#100897 - 04/18/03 12:37 PM going from bad to...  
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...wuss!

Since this is officially a word board - where did "wuss" come from? I don't recall it from thirty years ago, or even twenty - did I lead a sheltered life? Is it perhaps some kind of odd elision of "no use at all to us"? (Or is it futile to speculate about the evolution of slang?)


#100898 - 04/18/03 12:50 PM Re: going from bad to...  
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Wuss
I don't know when or where it started, (my cousins who grew up in Levitton LI use it..)

i think it came from puss-- a variation on scaredee cat..
It seems to mean unmanly, cowardly, wimpish.

a few years ago, at a family reunion picnic, one of my levitton cousins commented that he thought i didn't like him... i explained that i didn't much when he was a teen-- since i thought he and his brothers were provincial. He retaliated (mock) by attacking me with a water gun,(and telling his brothers I called them wusses..) I retaliated by telling him, "it's obvious you still don't know the meaning of provincial!"

The pen might be a mighter sceptor than the sword, but when its words against water guns, you get wet!


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