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by TSS
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About
Replies: 49
Views: 3837

Re: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About

Odd that no one has mention the facebook. Don't understand why everyone seems to derive worth from it. Nor do I. When it first got popular, several people told me "It's so great, you have to join!". When I asked "Why?", their universal argument was "You can get in touch wit...

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Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Amsterdam is NOT the most beautiful town in The Netherlands
Replies: 18
Views: 1355

Re: Amsterdam is NOT the most beautiful town in The Netherlands

This is pretty similar to our other thread about American coastal elite vs heartland or urban vs rural. But this is an even more absurd claim to make when it's clear your friend had never even visited any other city/town. You can't make a claim about some place without having ever been there for an...

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by TSS
Mon Apr 29, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About
Replies: 49
Views: 3837

Re: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About

Game of Thrones No-one likes seeing good-looking guys who HAVE NOT been shaved, scrubbed, buffed, and polished into androgyny on TV more than I, but the violence in the series is a bit much, the dragons are over the top, and the addition of zombies to the plot is nothing more than pandering to a cu...

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Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat
Replies: 72
Views: 9089

Re: Frontier FA Has Woman Arrested For Complaining About Vomit on Child's Seat

Equally you have no proof. Your statement is pure supposition. The statement I'm making is that the video doesn't show the entire story. Any one who sees it will agree to that. With that being said, I have no proof, you have no proof, no one here has proof. The only people who know the real story i...

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by TSS
Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghost inside Aeromexico plane
Replies: 66
Views: 8825

Re: Ghost inside Aeromexico plane

Considier the possibility that maybe this is not an E170 or E190 but because of the 2x2 seat configuration a prank made by Interjet on one of their S100 to kind of hurt Aeromexico ever since they have been in serious financial problems for the past few years or so. Eh? I'm sure airlines have better...

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Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Boy Scouts USA facing huge sex abuse lawsuits
Replies: 34
Views: 2735

Re: Boy Scouts USA facing huge sex abuse lawsuits

Einsteinboricua I'm not Einsteinboricua, but I'll try to tackle your questions. What is wrong with letting Gays be Scouts. Although it wasn't officially sanctioned, there have always been gay scouts. Always. A remarkable number of guys I know, many my age and older, had their first gay experience w...

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Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ghost inside Aeromexico plane
Replies: 66
Views: 8825

Re: Ghost inside Aeromexico plane

I don't know if this was ever posted here(sorry if it was) and I know this is not a paranormal activity website(sorry), but back in 2016 security guards from some airport in Mexico heard noises inside a parked Aeromexico plane at night, as one of them went into the plane to check, he first went all...

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by TSS
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Marking tires for parking-time enforcement ruled unconstitutional
Replies: 31
Views: 2059

Re: Marking tires for parking-time enforcement ruled unconstitutional

Is that a serious question or just trolling? It is a serious question. I have absolutely no idea what "NL" stands for. However, to try to get a chuckle out of my dismay I listed the first three obviously incorrect guesses that popped into my head just in case it was a typo. I found your g...

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by TSS
Thu Apr 25, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Marking tires for parking-time enforcement ruled unconstitutional
Replies: 31
Views: 2059

Re: Marking tires for parking-time enforcement ruled unconstitutional

The larger cities in NL already do this. NL? New Lealand? North Lakota? North Larolina? Is that a serious question or just trolling? It is a serious question. I have absolutely no idea what "NL" stands for. However, to try to get a chuckle out of my dismay I listed the first three obvious...

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by TSS
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Marking tires for parking-time enforcement ruled unconstitutional
Replies: 31
Views: 2059

Re: Marking tires for parking-time enforcement ruled unconstitutional

petertenthije wrote:
The larger cities in NL already do this.

NL?
New Lealand?
North Lakota?
North Larolina?

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by TSS
Wed Apr 24, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Marking tires for parking-time enforcement ruled unconstitutional
Replies: 31
Views: 2059

Re: Marking tires for parking-time enforcement ruled unconstitutional

Hence my suggestion of a photo app to record the valve stem positions complete with time stamp. What's wrong with simply taking a photo with a mobile phone? There are already time stamps on these photos. No need to waste money building an app for that. I may not have specifically stated as much, bu...

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by TSS
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What are the chances that a single-engine pilot could land a 707?
Replies: 43
Views: 4687

Re: What are the chances that a single-engine pilot could land a 707?

Fast jet pilot? Certainly much better equipped for the job than a single engine piston PPL. At least he's used to speed and turbines and complex systems. He knows how to fly using pitch and power. Inertia awareness would be an issue but maybe with a long final. It would have to be a damn long final...

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by TSS
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Marking tires for parking-time enforcement ruled unconstitutional
Replies: 31
Views: 2059

Re: Marking tires for parking-time enforcement ruled unconstitutional

Despite her likely violating parking laws on at least 15 occasions, I still support this opinion. I mean what if you had just gotten your car detailed at a high end shop and paid extra for that special tire shine. I get that some people really like the unnaturally shiny tire look (fortunately not a...

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by TSS
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Marking tires for parking-time enforcement ruled unconstitutional
Replies: 31
Views: 2059

Re: Marking tires for parking-time enforcement ruled unconstitutional

I'm no legal expert, but even to me that seems like an easy case that was very badly argued by the defense. No matter- An app to photograph the position of a parked car's valve stems and file that photo by tag number and time stamp, basically an until recently unnecessarily high-tech method of chalk...

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by TSS
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt
Replies: 108
Views: 8340

Re: Sen. Warren proposes eliminating student loan debt

You have to keep the athletic scholarships. College sports, football in particular, brings massive amounts of money to the campuses that fund other programs. The television exposure draws kids to these schools. Wouldn't it be better to simply allow these athletes to be paid for their services? ^ Th...

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by TSS
Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Sri Lanka Terrorism
Replies: 33
Views: 4562

Re: Sri Lanka Terrorism

Though the story linked in the original post said no-one had claimed responsibility for the bombings yet, would anyone familiar with Sri Lanka care to speculate on who the culprit(s) might be and what their issue could be? I have zero knowledge of Sri Lankan politics, so I'm curious.

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by TSS
Sat Apr 20, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct planned state capital
Replies: 18
Views: 1581

Re: The correct planned state capital

Until quite recently, Carson City was also the only state capitol in the continental US not connected to the interstate highway system. Umm Jefferson City MO would like a word. Apparently informational leaflets handed out in local museums don't always get fact-checked before printing. Mea culpa, an...

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by TSS
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct planned state capital
Replies: 18
Views: 1581

Re: The correct planned state capital

Carson City! Bonanza! Bonanza got quite a few things right story-wise, but after having visited the place on Lake Tahoe where the Ponderosa Ranch was supposed to be located, Carson City, and Virginia City, I can say without a doubt that the Bonanza writers were full of crap when they'd have one of ...

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by TSS
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct planned state capital
Replies: 18
Views: 1581

Re: The correct planned state capital

Not 100% sure what "planned" state capital means, but I'll go with Carson City, NV. It's the only capital city outside of Virginia to be labelled an "independent city." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Independent_city_(United_States) I'm guessing Airstud meant "planned" ...

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by TSS
Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner
Replies: 114
Views: 8514

Re: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner

Guys, let’s all calm down. It’s obvious that he is just researching the impact of homosexuality on the size of testicles for his next all LGBT must burn legislation. Perhaps he was performing an on-the-spot circumcision - solely for Biblical reasons, of course. I've heard different hard-core fundam...

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by TSS
Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner
Replies: 114
Views: 8514

Re: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner

TSS So he was Hetrosexual when he voted for the legislation, but Gay when he had his hand in that other guys pants. He might see it that way or, if he's like a lot of other outwardly homophobic but internally gay guys I've known, he might say with a straight (no pun intended) face that he was high/...

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by TSS
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Make better use of fuselage space
Replies: 25
Views: 3998

Re: Make better use of fuselage space

With a curved cabin floor, how are the passengers supposed to walk to their seats. The beams supporting the floor would be curved, but the cabin floor itself would have to be stepped for it to work. Also, you'd need fewer, wider steps in first than in the main cabin. Deathtrap in an emergency. Not ...

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by TSS
Fri Apr 19, 2019 3:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are these contrails alarming?
Replies: 40
Views: 5276

Re: Are these contrails alarming?

I was sunbathing on Blacks Beach on April 1, and later that night I felt a slight burning on my testicles. Could that be related to these chem trails?! If you felt a similar burning on your buttocks at the same time, it almost certainly was related. BTW, there was a lot of activity in the skies tha...

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by TSS
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner
Replies: 114
Views: 8514

Re: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner

What exactly is ‘fluid’ sexuality?. It means their sexuality seeks it's own level or changes based on the situation- It's when someone is open to fooling around with guys, gals, or anyone in between but they don't want to accept the label of "bisexual". Rather than seeing themselves as bi...

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by TSS
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - target for climate change protesters
Replies: 12
Views: 2208

Re: Heathrow - target for climate change protesters

Apparently these clowns are to target LHR tomorrow. https://news.sky.com/story/live-three-charged-as-climate-change-protesters-launch-new-swarm-11696964 The way they're all bundled up in jackets and balaclavas while the police walk by in shirt sleeves, you'd think they were in favor of global warmi...

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by TSS
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner
Replies: 114
Views: 8514

Re: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner

Please, this pic proved it years ago. No straight man. Ever. In the history of the world. Would dress like this. https://queerty-prodweb.s3.amazonaws.com/wp/docs/2014/01/aaron-schock-picnic-belt-photo.jpg Careful. Our resident fashionista and pink expert will weigh in on this. For what it's worth, ...

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by TSS
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: US reinstate sanctions on Cuba
Replies: 15
Views: 1111

Re: US reinstate sanctions on Cuba

trpmb6 wrote:
I wonder if this has something to do with the targeting of diplomats who were in cuba and now hospitalized.

Link? Not doubting you, this is just the first I've heard about that and I wanted more details.

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by TSS
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner
Replies: 114
Views: 8514

Re: Another anti-gay Republican photoed with male partner

stl07 wrote:
Why is it always the anti-lgbt right people

I'll take "Self-loathing" for 500, Alex.

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by TSS
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The most expensive wine ever?
Replies: 7
Views: 1088

Re: The most expensive wine ever?

Kiwirob wrote:
I don’t see the point in stupidly expensive wine.

I've always suspected that expensive wines were really some sort of Yuppie "Indian Burn" contest- Whichever one can drink the most vile one without wincing wins.

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by TSS
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: New cop car design graphic too aggressive
Replies: 43
Views: 3592

Re: New cop car design graphic too aggressive

I was expecting something really over the top… As cop car logos go, that one is quite tasteful and attractive. I've seen far worse many times.

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by TSS
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Past 2 Years - Social Media and The Increasing Political Divide
Replies: 29
Views: 2208

Re: The Past 2 Years - Social Media and The Increasing Political Divide

I was interested in the evolution of discussion here on a.net, so I decided to go all the way back to 2000-2001 on the message boards. I wanted to see how people spoke about, debated and analyzed 9/11 in comparison to major events today. The difference is striking. There wasn’t nearly as much toxic...

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by TSS
Tue Apr 16, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ford Ranger - 2019 in the United States
Replies: 16
Views: 1987

Re: Ford Ranger - 2019 in the United States

Is the new Ranger trying to fit in where the long-discontinued Sport Trac was? It would appear so, yes. I never saw the appeal of the Sport Trac because it was neither fish nor fowl- It tried to do everything and wound up doing nothing very well. Rancheros and El Caminos (and the ultra-rare GMC Cab...

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by TSS
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants Boeing to rebrand 737MAX
Replies: 82
Views: 8987

Re: Trump wants Boeing to rebrand 737MAX

Well, maybe he’s onto something. I’ve had a couple of passengers discuss the issue and ‘no way will I ever set foot on one’ was the response from one of them. You vastly overestimate the story detail retention of the general public. I sold and installed tires during the recall of Firestone Wilderne...

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by TSS
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trump wants Boeing to rebrand 737MAX
Replies: 82
Views: 8987

Re: Trump wants Boeing to rebrand 737MAX

Well, maybe he’s onto something. I’ve had a couple of passengers discuss the issue and ‘no way will I ever set foot on one’ was the response from one of them. You vastly overestimate the story detail retention of the general public. I sold and installed tires during the recall of Firestone Wilderne...

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Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About
Replies: 49
Views: 3837

Re: Pop Culture Frenzies You Simply Do Not Care About

This looks like a good place to dive in: Star Trek I loved the original series, liked very much The Next Generation , enjoyed some episodes of Deep Space Nine (Best exchange in the whole series is from DS9- "What kind of sycophant are you?!?" "What kind of sycophant do you want me to ...

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Sat Apr 13, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are these contrails alarming?
Replies: 40
Views: 5276

Re: Are these contrails alarming?

With its large military presence and proximity to both Los Angeles and the Pacific Ocean, I'm surprised there weren't more contrails visible over San Diego that day. The cirrus clouds in the sky are a good indication that conditions are right for the formation of long-lasting contrails. You can accu...

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Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking For a New Car
Replies: 9
Views: 1167

Re: Looking For a New Car

I'm strong on GM simply because of their On Star system. On Star is a sort of a dud UNTIL you need it, then it can be a life saver. While OnStar may have been the first of it's type, at least it's the first one I remember, unless I'm much mistaken all passenger vehicles sold in the US offer a simil...

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by TSS
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ford Ranger - 2019 in the United States
Replies: 16
Views: 1987

Re: Ford Ranger - 2019 in the United States

The new Ranger is too big for it's class. Go take a look at one real close on a lot, and then go look at the price of a F.150 I think the new Ranger is going to fail as time goes on as it is not the small smart truck it used to be. The F.150 will beat it out in most one on one comparisons of buyers...

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by TSS
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking For a New Car
Replies: 9
Views: 1167

Re: Looking For a New Car

Avoid the small SUV/crossover models. As someone who watches a lot of dash cam car crash videos on YouTube, I can tell you they flip over shockingly easily with the lightest of taps in ordinary fender-benders. The Kias and Hyundais seem to be worst about this, but they're all prone to it to one degr...

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Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The correct Alice In Chains song
Replies: 11
Views: 1226

Re: The correct Alice In Chains song

Ya'll been indoors too long, because it's all about the call of dat 'Rooster' Agreed, "Rooster" is the correct one. As a sidebar: For a joke sometimes, I do a Michael Buble impression, but not just any old impression. Since Mr. Buble is unrelenting in his choice of happy, peppy, upbeat, j...

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Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: City-owned / Non profit Commuter Airline
Replies: 7
Views: 1390

Re: City-owned / Non profit Commuter Airline

A few questions: A. How far away, in miles, is the nearest airport with scheduled service? B. How far away is the nearest major airport, in this context "major" being an airport served by three or more airlines? C. How many people took advantage of the EAS when it was available from your l...

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Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book
Replies: 70
Views: 4731

Re: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book

Since we are talking Michael Crichton and this being A.net they need to make Airframe a movie to satisfy us all. I genuinely thought it already had been during the Crichton-mania period of the late 90s/early 00s when even a note Mr. Crichton left on his fridge for his wife had a better than 50% cha...

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Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Neil deGrasse Tyson Will Return to TV After Sexual M. Allegations
Replies: 28
Views: 2099

Re: Neil deGrasse Tyson Will Return to TV After Sexual M. Allegations

In cases of false accusations, the accusers should be fully exposed. They tried to take his career after all, why shouldn't their's be on the line? Why shouldn't their names be in the news? Well her name has been in the news. And photos of her posted here. In fact, a photo of the "incident&quo...

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by TSS
Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book
Replies: 70
Views: 4731

Re: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book

Since we are talking Michael Crichton and this being A.net they need to make Airframe a movie to satisfy us all. I genuinely thought it already had been during the Crichton-mania period of the late 90s/early 00s when even a note Mr. Crichton left on his fridge for his wife had a better than 50% cha...

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Tue Apr 09, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Don't mess with Sydney train passengers
Replies: 15
Views: 2587

Re: Don't mess with Sydney train passengers

I'm curious as to where these jackasses get the money to travel? They're unemployable, who gives them money? Evangelical churches take up collections all the time to send "missionaries" all over the globe, frequently to places that are already predominantly Christian but not the same deno...

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by TSS
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book
Replies: 70
Views: 4731

Re: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book

Many of you will say Dune was a bad movie adaptation. But may I disagree. I've readed all the Dune series books and whilst some of them are very good, others are only boring. In fact, I prefer David Lynch's movie over the book. Oh by the way, I love David Lynch as a filmmaker. I haven't read any of...

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by TSS
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Don't mess with Sydney train passengers
Replies: 15
Views: 2587

Re: Don't mess with Sydney train passengers

I am embarrassed; we are now exporting our nut-cases to other countries... :roll: As he found out, Australia isn't the place to pull that crap because, God love 'em, Aussies don't pull any punches when it comes time to tell you how they feel. I can't wait to see Isaac Butterfield's take on this. :h...

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by TSS
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book
Replies: 70
Views: 4731

Re: Best and Worst film adaptation of a book

Honorable mention (for Worst Adaptation): Sphere by Michael Crichton Now I'm intrigued- I read the book and hated it, I felt the ending was a huge copout, so I had less than no interest in seeing the film. How is the film different from the book? Welcome to Michael Chrichton. He creates an amazing ...

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by TSS
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Virgin Mary Statue Decapitated in California
Replies: 38
Views: 4005

Re: Virgin Mary Statue Decapitated in California

Statue of the Virgin Mary at a Chino Catholic school has been decapitated and the police is currently looking for suspects. This comes a little over a month since two more Catholic statues were vandalized at a Montclair Catholic church. Hopefully the police finds those responsible for these hate cr...

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