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Post Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 11:16 am 
 

Wife and I watched it last night - quite amusing to see Tom Hanks being both young and saying "I have a sword, but I only use it when my magic fails me."

Weird cameo of the World Trade Center in the last 20 minutes of the movie, though - was kinda eerie.



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Post Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 3:22 pm 
 

Read the book. It is, once again, a very different story.

  


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 12, 2006 6:23 pm 
 

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Zippanthropus wrote:Read the book. It is, once again, a very different story.


Hey Zippanthropus, what is your avatar? Map of...? (Sorry I've gotten bored with boxing up the RJK auction.)


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 4:00 am 
 

Whatever it is, it's much less offensive than Beermotor's image of sexual harrassment in the workplace!

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 4:33 am 
 

otherworld wrote:Whatever it is, it's much less offensive than Beermotor's image of sexual harrassment in the workplace!

That is a much loved avatar. Its back by popular demand.


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 10:44 am 
 

That is a much loved avatar. Its back by popular demand.


Doesn't mean it's not offensive!

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 12:32 pm 
 

otherworld wrote:Doesn't mean it's not offensive!

No. But then so many things in life are offensive. That's what make's it fun. :D


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 12:43 pm 
 

That's what make's it fun.


Victims of sexual harrassment may not share your sense of 'fun'.

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 12:44 pm 
 

Few things, however, are as offensive as overused exclamation points and misplaced apostrophes.


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 1:37 pm 
 

Hey, I was groped by a one-eyed albino monkey when I was younger. You don't see me complaining about white apes.
Anyways, this is far off-topic and belongs in the Off-Topic category. Or on another site.


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 1:47 pm 
 

The only thing I find offensive is that the man looks strikingly like Stephen Harper, Canada's current Prime Minister.  8O

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 1:48 pm 
 

otherworld wrote:
That's what make's it fun.


Victims of sexual harrassment may not share your sense of 'fun'.


Not to downplay how the picture might have offended you . . . but, to me, it never seemed about "sexual harassment".  I always pictured it as a guy and his girlfriend/wife and him groping her as a little "joke".  In turn she is "mock" offended and says something like "stop being a jerk".

Anyway . . . different perceptions and all that . . .


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 1:59 pm 
 

otherworld wrote:Victims of sexual harrassment may not share your sense of 'fun'.

Life is full of too many 'victims' too!


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 2:01 pm 
 

bombadil wrote:Few things, however, are as offensive as overused exclamation points and misplaced apostrophes.

:oops:  Oops! I see that now.  :oops:


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 2:06 pm 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:Hey, I was groped by a one-eyed albino monkey when I was younger. You don't see me complaining about white apes.
Anyways, this is far off-topic and belongs in the Off-Topic category. Or on another site.

Talking of monkeys, there is a discussion going on in the media here about extending 'human rights' to monkeys on the grounds that they share 95% of our DNA. The arguement goes; they share 95% of our DNA therefore they should be entitled to 95% human rights.  :lol:  Presumably we should also extend 80% human rights to bananas?


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 2:35 pm 
 

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Deadlord39 wrote:Hey, I was groped by a one-eyed albino monkey when I was younger. You don't see me complaining about white apes.
Anyways, this is far off-topic and belongs in the Off-Topic category. Or on another site.

Talking of monkeys, there is a discussion going on in the media here about extending 'human rights' to monkeys on the grounds that they share 95% of our DNA. The arguement goes; they share 95% of our DNA therefore they should be entitled to 95% human rights.  :lol:  Presumably we should also extend 80% human rights to bananas?

That's deceivingly disproportioniate, it should be based some sort of logarithm function of the non-human DNA %.  Logarithms are confusing for the masses, so if we want to deny rights, we can just mumble about logarithms ...   :twisted:

On a more sombre note, I think we need to focus on giving those that share 100% of our DNA human rights, before we think of the monkeys.  I'm going to try to avoid a flame war by not providing a specific example, I'm sure we can all think of our own.  

Don't get me wrong, I love animals.  Most are more deserving of rights than a lot of humans I've met...

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...the rest are monsters, and should be kept in mazes.  Whew, back on topic.

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Post Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:08 pm 
 

otherworld wrote:
That's what make's it fun.


Victims of sexual harrassment may not share your sense of 'fun'.



Oh god, you gotta be kidding me.

And I thought the US was getting bad - better cross the UK off my list of where to go when Dubya starts WWIII...



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Post Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:10 pm 
 

Beyondthebreach wrote:Not to downplay how the picture might have offended you . . . but, to me, it never seemed about "sexual harassment".  I always pictured it as a guy and his girlfriend/wife and him groping her as a little "joke".  In turn she is "mock" offended and says something like "stop being a jerk".

Anyway . . . different perceptions and all that . . .


It actually came from an online Sexual Harassment Awareness training thingy I had to do for work once.  I just thought it was hilarious as a picture of "OK, here's what NOT to do..."  As if someone had actually asked the question once, hey, is it ok if I just grab a nice big hunk of her butt?



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Post Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 5:26 pm 
 

Deadlord39 wrote:Hey, I was groped by a one-eyed albino monkey when I was younger. You don't see me complaining about white apes.
Anyways, this is far off-topic and belongs in the Off-Topic category. Or on another site.


So true Frank.  

By the look of the pic, the comments belong on the "Satchel of Bootie" thread!!! :lol:


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Post Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2006 6:45 pm 
 

Hey, if I was a female, I wouldn't hesitate to bang my way up the corporate ladder. Saves a lot of time and effort. The girl in the pic should be happy she's getting the opportunity.
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