"Sturgeon is one of the best, even after all these years. I'm not sure there is a writer, SF or otherwise, with a finer body of shorter work than he. Some years ago, there was a series of books collecting all of his short stories, novelettes,…"
"Watch out, Vampire Calvin. Our newest member is named Buffy, who may or may not take after her vampire-slayer namesake (welcome, Buffy). I'd love to join your gathering but Honolulu is too long a walk from Hilo."
"True, but they could have saved me the time and just released the CD. That way I wouldn't have sat through it to watch let's pass off our blues band to a country/western audience and "Parking the car sideways in front of the club…"
"Lol - no windex in film noir.
Okay - armageddon was a theme park ride at best. But I don't care who Liv Tyler is related to (even if I appreciate her dad's work more than I do Bruce's) - better to add eye candy to the steaming pile…"
"Tolkien and C.S. Lewis were friends and colleagues. They both wrote fantasy stories involving magic rings (The Magician's Nephew is the first Narnia book - and the first way to get there was using magic rings.)
I bet they had a discussion…"
"I'm with you on "Forty Year Old Virgin." Most any movie of that genre; stupid, predictable, no-IQ, toilet humor for supposed grown-ups. Sooooo not the comedy I'm into.
Vampire movies - I don't know of any that really scared…"
"I have my own "What do you mean you didn't like it?!?" movie: The Hangover. I made the mistake of PPV'ing it a couple of weeks ago and regretted it. Unfortunately, there were people of varying ages that loved this movie. 'It…"
"Another thing to consider is not the movie but the audience participation. I "discovered" the film in 1984. Based on the movie, itself, I wouldn't have ever seen it twice. It was the audience that was in on it that made for an…"
"Must agree with many. Let it be know, I never see a movie that I've read the book, it's bound to disappoint. Conversely, of all the good movies, a vast majority are based on pretty good books, I often use those movies as reading list…"
"What makes Primer stand out from other time travel movies is that it tries to deal with that very problem :) I liked it, it was dark. But I don't think it belongs on an EVERYBODY else liked it list, it was pretty small and peculiar :)"
Compared to some people here, I was a bit of a late-bloomer. After 13 miserable years of Catholic "education", it didn't occur to me to question what I'd been taught until I was a senior in high school (blame the Jesuits for actually encouraging us to think, to some extent). However, once the genie was out of the bottle there was no going back, and all the lies, inconsistencies, and illogic fell like leaves in the fall. Reading Bertrand Russell's "Why I am Not a Christian" as a college freshman sealed the deal: I was a full-blown atheist and have not looked back since. It's amazing how liberating it is to be a free-thinker.
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Greetings, Richard! I see you haven't been active at Atheist Nexus since Sept. We have a new group where you might feel more at home. Please consider joining Hang With Friends , where we can share our stories and laugh, and discuss anything on our minds.
Hey Richard, I’ll defiantly give you a shout out when I get the chance to go to the Big Island, and the same goes for you, if you ever find yourself on Oahu with some free time, let me know, we can get together for drinks and talk story.