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I remember seeing this news clip being replayed on a couple different shows, like That's Incredible and other comedy clip shows. I was amazed as a little kid at his gifts. He should really get into a rap battle with Eminem.
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I was city hall mailroom clerk in a small midwestern city. About 90% of my job was signing for packages from animal control. They were almost always rabies specimens, which included dead bats, or the heads of dogs or cats. The specimins always in a cardboard box, but there were stickers on the outside saying, "Rabies - danger blah blah", and what animal. There was a small dorm fridge that I got to place these in until someone would stop by with a cooler for pickup. (Sidenote: I managed to get fired from this job on 9/12/2001 for showing up late twice. I joined the air force the same day.)
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I was a sophomore in 1992, taking a midterm test in my American History class. For extra credit, we were told to name the presidents, from Washington to Polk. Next to the pencil sharpener: a poster with all 42 (at the time) presidents. I sharpened my pencil like 4 times during that test. Terrible luck with breaking my lead. Sadly, the poster was taken down shortly after (I was probably too obvious), and I was forced to memorize the presidents from Washington to GRANT for the final. I still remember the mnemonic device I used for those presidents.
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Okay, what everyone needs to do, since they regret not doing this when they were 12, is to create a fairly open script and do one of these for when you're 20 years older. Do like an hour of dialog (so it can be trimmed down to something fairly cogent of, say, 3-5 minutes), and do about a dozen of these over the course of a year. The one thing I regretted after watching this video is, for how amazing it is, there will probably not be a sequel.
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I've had a number of painful papercuts dealing with cardboard boxes as a warehouse employee. I can't see how cardboard furniture for children is a good idea.
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Their final victory entails them finally acquiring a nuke...and then its rocket accidentally exploding on the launchpad, irradiating its citizens, half of Asia, Guam, Alaska, Hawaii, and the west coast of the USA in the process.
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Great. Thanks a lot. Now I'm thinking, "Dang, it just has to be me, doesn't it? And I don't even know it? Why do I even have any friends?", etc...
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I say send him up, sell advertising on the rockets like they do with NASCAR, do anything to generate interest in the space program, and the means to pay for it. We need to get moving!
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Let it happen. While Watchmen (according to many) is the best comic book series or mini-series ever printed, a movie-version of a prequel will not ruin the actual product. The television mini-series "Scarlet", a sequel to Gone With The Wind, did not ruin the original. The film version of A League of Extraordinary Gentlemen did not ruin my reading of the comics (or their much older character sources). A prequel to Watchmen will not ruin the original comics.
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I'm no biologist, but I happen to vaguely remember in psychology class that the human brain went through several major stages of evolution. The idea I grasped was the human brain evolved, stopped at a rest stop for an eon or so (like the "lizard brain"), then decided to evolve some more. Of course, in humans it was a progression of evolution the same area, while in mollusks it seemed to have been evolution of different areas of the nervous system in different parts of the body at different points in time. (Note that my memories are from a class I took 17 years ago, and I was more interested in the professor's strong resemblance to Charles Manson than the class itself. In other words, take this with a grain of salt.)
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In reference to the band, can you fix "Lynard Skynard" in the first line of the story, and its Tag as well? It was typed correctly as "Lynyrd Skynyrd" later in the story, and all instances of gentleman's name were typed correctly as Leonard Skinner / Mr. Skinner. Thanks from a resident music nerd. Or musyc nyrd.
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Don't think about accuracy. In the movie they were on the top of Dana's apartment building, not the old firehouse/Ghostbuster HQ. Yeah, Staypuft is small, but who cares? It's such an awesome work.
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Amazing picture! I have a couple quick questions though...

What color were Mickey's shorts in "real life"? Were they gray or red? Since they were gray in the cartoons at the time, did they color them gray on the balloon and on memoribilia of the time, or red? And if they colored them red, did any Mickey fans of the time secretly go, "Man, this technology blows. We can't even see Mickey's shorts in the color the artists originally intended."?

And one more thing...what are those long-nosed Q-Bert aliens between Mickey and the guys-on-stilts? Those things are awesome!
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The Sandman issue that featured Emperor Norton I was issue #31, "Three Septembers and a January". It is included in the 6th trade paperback, entitled, "The Sandman: Fables & Reflections". It depicts a wager over the future of Norton, waged between Dream (aka Sandman), and his sister Despair. It ranks near the top of all the stories in the Sandman series by Neil Gaiman.
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