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Albert Bester

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  1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, yes?

    A building is a symbol, as is the act of destroying it. Symbols are given power by people. A symbol, in and of itself is powerless, but with enough people behind it, blowing up a building can change the world.

    Okay, I figure no one got this one... Its from "V for Vendetta"

    Try this one:

    +++++: I'll just walk the earth.

    *******: What'cha mean walk the earth?

    +++++: You know, walk the earth, meet people... get into adventures. Like Caine from "Kung Fu."

  2. So there I was painting a kitchen and I was hit by a really random thought...

    How do the writers of TBBT (and other shows) decide on character names, and is Amy Farrah Fowler in fact a Lord of the Rings reference...

    I was thinking of the conversation between the hobbits and Strider (Aragorn son of Arathorn II) on their way to Rivendell. Specifically:

    Merry: "How do we know this Strider is a friend of Gandalf?"

    Frodo: "I think a servant of the Enemy would look fairer and feel fouler."

    Merry: "He's foul enough!"

    I know it is random and tenuous but it made me chuckle and I had to share ;)

  3. Ho ho! The only other french philosopher i can think of is Jean Paul Sartre - did Bill Hicks get it off him?

    "I doubt therefore I might be...."

    VERY well done! Thats the bunny!!!!

    I have always been awful with names, end every time I enterd the quote in Google I got swamped with Bill Hicks. You hit the nail (or French philosopher) right on the head. Thanks :D

  4. Des Cartes, perhaps?

    Hmmm, might be, although the first thing to come to mind when I think of René Descartes is: "Cogito ergo sum" (English: I think, therefore I am)

    Descartes walks into a bar.

    The bartender walks up to him and says, “Would you care for a drink?â€

    Descartes replied, “I think not.†and disappears.


  5. You could probably find the show at the IFC web site or maybe just google Portlandia.

    You must be a Twin Peaks fan?

    I think I first saw Kyle MacLachlan on the Tales From The Crypt episode "Carrion Death".

    You are quite correct, I am a Twin Peaks fan, and a fan of the work of David Lynch. Kyle MacLachlan has appearred in many of David Lynch's movies including Dune which I enjoyed, even though it was a very diluted version of Frank Herberts books, I think that might have been the first thing I saw Kyle MacLachlan in.

  6. I do have a deep and abiding hatred of this habit that TV producers have of taking a show that was sucessful in one country and trying to remake it taylored for their audience. It shows a lack of imagination understanding of what made it sucessful in the first place, not to mention the lack of courage and willingness to invest in new shows and writing talent.

    Unfortunatly this behaviour is endemic in the movie industry as well, as shown by the number of pointless and poor remakes of old movies (Very few of wich work).

    RANT OVER... ;)

  7. Never seen the show, not sure it has aired in the UK yet, but I will be keeping my eyes open for it as I am a Kyle MacLachlan fan :)

    I read the Imdb entry for it and it looks okay at a glance :D

  8. Granted, but you are sad, because you have missed more than 30 years of your life...

    I wish the tax office (inland revenue), were not a bunch of "feminine clensing products that might be used on a warm summer evening...."

  9. I do enjoy Bones, just been sitting here thinking about it and I find it really hard to pick a favorite character, although I do have a favorite guest character... Dr. Gordon Wyatt is great, I am a huge Stephen Fry fan :) I would love to see him talking to Sheldon :p

  10. Two physicists are flying in their hot air ballon and get lost. They drift low to the ground and see a man. One shouts out, "Where are we?" to which the man on the ground responds, "You're in a balloon."

    The other physicist then asks, "Are you a mathematician?", to which the man on the ground answrs "Yes."

    As they float off, the first physicist asks, "How did you know he was a mathematician?". The other responds, "Well, he was completely accurate, and completely useless."

  11. Okay, here is a physics joke:

    A man finds a magic lamp, rubbed it, and poof, out comes a genie who gives him 3 wishes.

    The man's first wish is to live forever and it is granted.

    Then he realizes that eventually the universe will end so he wishes for the hubble constant to be zero and it is granted.

    Satisfied, he sits back and wishes for a bowl of pudding. Poof, a bowl of pudding materializes out of nowhere, the hubble constant goes negative, and the universe collapses...

    BAZINGA! :icon_lol:

  12. N.C.I.S. is one of my favorite shows.

    A few years ago I was involved in setting up an N.C.I.S fan fiction site

    NFA Community

    I have just been back there and decided to put up a writing challenge.

    An N.C.I.S. / Big Bang Theory crossover story.

    I think it might be fun to see some comedy interaction between the two teams :)

    When the challenge is posted I'll put up alink to it here so that anyone who is interested can go and have a read :)

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