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#111406 - 11/05/07 12:14 AM Let's Back Down the Politics, Please.
MartinFocazio Offline

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If this forum were my old pickup truck, I'd be pulling over right now because things are running a little "hot"....

Has anyone seen that new movie with Steve Carell? I did. It's actually a chick-flick, so take heed, if needed.

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#111418 - 11/05/07 01:08 AM Re: Let's Back Down the Politics, Please. [Re: NightHiker]
Stretch Offline
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Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 707
Loc: Alamogordo, NM
Hurray! Finally, a warning where I have a clear conscience! Ha! A first for me!

I haven't seen the movie. How does it tie in?
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#111443 - 11/05/07 03:03 AM Re: Let's Back Down the Politics, Please. [Re: MartinFocazio]
ironraven Offline
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Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 4642
Loc: Vermont
Who?

Sorry, I'm not much for recent movies and I always bad with names at the best of times- what is the name of the movie?
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#111457 - 11/05/07 09:23 AM Re: Let's Back Down the Politics, Please. [Re: Stretch]
MartinFocazio Offline

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Well, the movie, called "Dan in Real Life" is a story of Dan, who is a widower raising his three teen daughters. Dan has an advice column in a newspaper that tells people The Right Way To Raise Their Teens, and of course, he's got troubles with his own. His wife has been dead four years when we meet Dan. Dan goes to the family vacation home, when he meets a woman at a bookstore. A charming, flirtatious conversation ensues.

And if I tell you what happens after that, you'll figure out the whole movie, every last bit of it, because that's exactly what happened to me in the scene that followed the bookstore meeting between him and her. So I spent the remaining hour and 20 minutes waiting for the inevitable ending, and I was rewarded by getting exactly the ending I expected.

Oh, and this movie has NOTHING AT ALL to do with any threads here. I'm just trying to keep the conversation civil.

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#111589 - 11/06/07 12:36 AM Re: Let's Back Down the Politics, Please. [Re: MartinFocazio]
Stretch Offline
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Registered: 11/27/06
Posts: 707
Loc: Alamogordo, NM
Well, now I'm disappointed. I thought you were going to say "people started talking about politics in the movie, and didn;t stop when they were warned to, and they all died or got sniped by the moderators" or some such silly stuff.

Ok. Maybe we'll rent the flick.......maybe





((( laugh )))


Edited by Stretch (11/06/07 12:40 AM)
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#111628 - 11/06/07 06:05 AM Re: Let's Back Down the Politics, Please. [Re: MartinFocazio]
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Registered: 03/12/06
Posts: 141
Loc: Humboldt County, CA
Chick-flicks are bad for you. Only watch good movies.
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#111638 - 11/06/07 01:07 PM Re: Let's Back Down the Politics, Please. [Re: MartinFocazio]
Russ Offline
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Registered: 06/02/06
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Yeah, nobody cares if Dan is a PHRASECENSOREDPOSTERSHOULDKNOWBETTER. or a PHRASECENSOREDPOSTERSHOULDKNOWBETTER..

Anybody catch the Navy vs Notre Dame Football Game? Talk about survival. . . cool

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#111646 - 11/06/07 02:05 PM Re: Let's Back Down the Politics, Please. [Re: Russ]
Andy Offline
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Registered: 09/13/07
Posts: 378
Loc: SE PA
Originally Posted By: RAS
Anybody catch the Navy vs Notre Dame Football Game? Talk about survival. . . cool


As an ND alumnus and part of long legacy of ND alumni and supporters (my grandfather was Knute Rockne's Dean and good friend) that was a tough nut to handle on Saturday. But all praise and honor should go the the folks from the Naval Academy. Many times ND has offered to let Navy out of its committment to play each year but Navy always has honored the tradition and I thank them for it. God bless them and I hope it's another 43 years before they do it again.

I was a team manager for ND back in the coaching days of Ara and each game the managers for both team would have a wager on the outcome. So I do have a beer mug from the Naval Academy, into which I've been crying.

Go Navy, Beat Army!
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#111649 - 11/06/07 02:29 PM Re: Let's Back Down the Politics, Please. [Re: MartinFocazio]
MDinana Offline
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Registered: 03/08/07
Posts: 2184
Loc: Deep south... Carolina
Yes I did. Predictable as hell, though there was enough humor in it to keep it bearable. It wasn't as bad as The Notebook or When Harry Met Sally.

I gotta say though, that my gf does rock. I mean, I have to see a few chick flicks. But she's a huge Packers fan, which means I get to see the Lions/Packers match up on Thanksgiving. I think that evens it out. Plus she never gripes when I take her to random baseball games, in my quest to hit all the stadiums.


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#111652 - 11/06/07 02:39 PM Re: Let's Back Down the Politics, Please. [Re: Andy]
raydarkhorse Offline
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Originally Posted By: Andy
Originally Posted By: RAS
Anybody catch the Navy vs Notre Dame Football Game? Talk about survival. . . cool


Go Navy, Beat Army!

I have a real problem here being a veteran of the Army and Navy. Ok I admit it I got stupid twice (but wouldn't trade my time in service for anything).
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