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    Not enough sleep, little sleep, interrupted sleep or sleep deprivation doesn't hamper Jack Bauer one bit! I'd like to be that guy!;)
     
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    Jason Bourne wins in a fight 10/10 times.
     
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    That's because he's got all the passports.:)
     
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    I feel you will have to deal with this matter in the harshest possible way, Mr. Stringertom.

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    Are you sure are getting those perforated cards in the deck in the correct order?

    Also, make sure ur computerz isn't little endian. ;)

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    Mirrors can come in handy sometimes (even if afflicted by a severe case of fugliness).

    By the way, I recently read that a Roman emperor (I think Augustus) came up with the first cryptography cipher, which involved shifting each letter of the Latin alphabet 3 places to the right. Amazingly enough, that was enough to fool his enemies for a long time.
     
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    You mean he moved everything III places to the "dexter"!

    Better still, he moved it I more space than a pretender GOAT's max slam count at non-clay venues!
     
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    This is disappointing...I made an early evening of work to realign the body clock for tomorrow's AM shift, I'm kicking back with the dogs, having a Yuengling or four and there's absolutely NO ONE on the board! Where are you trolls????
     
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    You must be looking like Pacino in Insomnia.
     
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    Reminds me of rot13 :D
     
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    3 shots of Mac straight up will throttle you immed into trolling mode...the rest, leave it to auto correct.:)
     
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    rot 13 is so so basic I learned from Form 7 students while in grammar school.:)
     
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    Are you sure it wasn't Antonius Nadalus who invented a way of sending messages to his nephew with subtle touches of the ear and nose etc :D
     
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    There is nothing subtle about Patruus Antonius...kinda given away by the bold face of type used for shilling of hotels on his cap.
     
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    HAHAHAHA. I tip my galea off to you, sir.
     
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    Absolutely right, Senti. I think rot13 is modeled after that Roman cipher.
     
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    MWAHAHAHAHA.

    Rogerius Federerus has seen the dreaded sight more than once.

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    Joaquin Phoenix did very well actually here especially pairing with acting machine Russell Crowe (Pacino/De Niro-esque).
     
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    Except it seems like you poasted a portrait of Gilleus Simonus ;-)
     
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    He is a dead ringer for him, yes.

    Federer also has an uncanny resemblance with Quentin Tarantino.

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    That is really close. could be cousins! But apart from pulp fiction when in my 20s, i prefer roger's work.
    Jimmy connors and federer look a little bit alike, too.
     
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    Never a fan of Quentin Tarantino's work especially pulp fiction except for his cameos.:)

    Oh I liked him being the bad guy in a couple episodes in Alias (starring Jennifer Garner tv series; Bradley Cooper is not a star yet back then)!
     
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    Respect.

    I enjoyed pf when it came out. I assumed the guy was a talented filmmaker. good with dialogue. Now, i cannot stand the guy.
    He actually said bad things about the acclaimed miniseries, Roots, while promoting django unchained. What a tool.
     
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    Roots by Alex Haley (the book I actually read and consider among the best I've ever read)! Didn't see the tv series but unless it is poorly made, how can a true story like that that spans seven generations be bad mouthed by an acclaimed filmmaker? Liking and disliking him is a choice/preference. However, there are some...ONE can not belittle even with someone of his stature.
     
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    QT just jealous he never got a chance to work with a cast like "Roots" or its sequel. Do an imDb search sometime...just an amazing set of actors!
     
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    Roots was such an amazing TV miniseries. The U.S. was just mesmerized watching that in 1977. I'll never forget watching some of those episodes with my parents in the evenings while reading about U.S. history at school. That T.V. show brought what I was reading to life and it was eye opening. I got a chance to hear Alex Haley speak when he visited U.T. a few years before he passed away. What an author.
     
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    I was one of those kids in 1977. Watched every night with my parents.
    Recently watched the whole thing with my wife and kids over Christmas break. Very meaningful.
     
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    Thanks, now I feel like a complete idiot knowing many of you had seen it while I just knew of the tv series. Read and read the book a couple times, the oral history (unlike our written history) just never cease to amazed me!
     
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    I still don't get what this Tarantino mania is? I saw Pulp Fiction when it came out and i remember i was disgusted by it, esp the sod-omy scenes. I intend seeing the movie again to see if my opinion has changed after 20 years!

    A cuz of mine recommended Kill Bill which i saw a few months back, and both seemed like pure trash to me. I remember there was a lot of buzz about KB when it came out.
     
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    No not at all. You should really check it out on video.
     
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    Didn't like KB either. But he did good as a villain in the tv series Alias! That's about it about QT for me, however, I haven't seen the whole body of his work.
     
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    I will do just that, thanks!
     
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    Perhaps visit The Golden Arches for a take-out order of a couple Royales With Cheese and think of QT as you watch this classic!:twisted:
     
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    Tarantino is not for everybody. But the guy is really talented. I think that most of the objections that can be cast forth against him would be about the choice of themes, and the fact he can be a gimicky director.

    If you guys have a chance to watch Inglorious Basterds, the first scene is brilliant.

    Talking about frustrating directors: Brian de Palma takes the cake. He can be brilliant and horrible in equal measures. He has done some great movies like The Untouchables and Carlito's Way, yet some others really kind of sucked.

    Sentinel, your signature! LMFAO :)
     
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    True fact: After Pulp Fiction, people stopped asking Christopher Walken to tell them the time.
     
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    I like some pulp in my orange juice in the morning time.
     
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    Florida Orange Juice with pulp? I like Tropicana sans pulp better.:)
     
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    Yeah i know, a lot of peeps say QT does violence in a very arty way (totally beyond my non-existent understanding of art). I did see Inglorious a few years back (when it came out) and enjoyed it. Can't remember the first scene.


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    I'm a Burger King guy but since you mentioned Golden Arches, now I missed going to the one on Broadway with a piano on the balcony. Whopper over Royale With Cheese, anytime.:)
     
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    Brian de Palma has an on and off switch, I'll give you that much.

    QT, he is always on and onto something linear (now that we already know how he is wired).

    Inglorious Basterds, when I saw the word ''...terds'', the ''terds'' thingy kind of tells me, ''it won't grow on me (the more I watch his films).:-|
     
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    The heat wave has broken here in Orlando...I need to get riding but it's so comfortable on the porch with the pooches as foot warmers!!!
     
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    The "end zone" is only good to reach if you're playing football!
     
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    When Rafa tugs at his shorts that's when you know he is in the zone.
     
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    That's an "end zone" that should be out of bounds!:twisted:
     
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    The scene in the farmhouse.

    BTW, do include directives work in signatures? :shock:
     
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    Flying a long distance and back in a short duration of time is not necessarily a good idea.
     
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    That's why birds do it once a year.


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