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I'm a pretty big Mt Dew drinker and I'm pretty sure I just had one of the best cups ever. I'm very particular about how I drink it. This is cause for a fiesta.

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The sad thing is that The Hurt Locker still doesn't even belong in the conversation of worst 'Best Movie' of the past decade or two.

It took the perfect storm for that one to win...and that storm happened. 2008 was the worst year for movies in a good while. Most years there's at least one good alternative to win...but there really wasn't that year. I'm still bitter about the Academy bumping up the nominees all the way to 10, but even with that many nominees there wasn't anything that could even be described as deserving of that award that year.

Avatar - Hah. Titanic blockbustered it's way to winning before, but that was a different era.
The Blind Side - Sandra Bullock pulled off the impossible - winning both a Razzie and Best Actress...but it was a mediocre sports movie wrapped in tears...ugh.
District 9 - Haha, really? It was a fun movie, but let's not take things too seriously here...
An Education - I join everyone else in saying I never saw it and I never heard of it until it was announced as a nominee.
Inglorious Basterds - I really need to see this movie again so I can fully understand it (I paid the American equivalent of $24 to see it subbed in Danish, a language I don't speak...for a normal American movie that's not an issue, but this one was 2/3 in French and German so **** me), but it still doesn't stand up with Tarantino's best.
Precious - No.
A Serious Man - One of the Coen Brothers' few misses. Far from a bad movie, just as far from deserving of being a nominee for Best Picture.
Up - Honestly this would have been my pick...but no animated movie, even from Pixar, is going to win Best Picture.
Up in the Air - Another decent to good movie that doesn't deserve to be in the conversation.

I mean, I love Up...it hit an emotional chord with me and Pixar should win one of these one day...but I don't expect that day will happen until people who watched cartoons past the age of 8 are in the 'Academy' (which is a long ways from happening yet) and even if it did happen Up isn't the best Pixar movie out there...but 2008 was just **** for movies.


To be fair, Best Picture is a pretty terrible award anyway. It's pretty impossible to do an Award Show right without it being a conglomeration of critics...the general public borders on retarded when it comes to the arts and the Academy is a group of old white guys who are trying to cover for the fact that they spent entire lifetimes donating to the campaigns of Strom Thumond and will now vote for whatever is the biggest hot-button topic at the time just so people will stop calling them racist. I mean, how else can you explain Crash winning Best Picture? Good ****ing lord...

I would take this time to argue that it's never going to be a proper 'Best Picture' category until they accept foreign films...but that'll never happen and I've accepted that. Everyone limiting their film choices to American-made (or English speaking) films is severely limiting the amount of awesome that exists out there.
ya that's a nice list of pretty good movies. Nothing that stands out as best picture quality though. My favorite movie of 2009 was probably Moon. Or The Hangover

This last group was pretty bad too.

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I think the last time I had a Mountain Dew was before I found out that Surge was a thing.

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I'm a pretty big Mt Dew drinker and I'm pretty sure I just had one of the best cups ever. I'm very particular about how I drink it. This is cause for a fiesta.
nothing about this makes sense to me. are you talking about a specific plastic cup?

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nothing about this makes sense to me. are you talking about a specific plastic cup?
It's amazing I'm in good shape and i drink this crap. It's so bad for you but so addicting.

But yes.. I only like it really cold and in a glass cup. 24 oz bottles taste weird. 2 Liters but can't be more than 2 days old. I have a Chimay cup I pour it into that looks like a chalice. Makes the drink taste better.

Can't drink it out of a plastic cup or straight from the can either. Tastes like **** that way.

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You drink Mountain Dew out of a chalice?


Hmm.

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This is the cup i use.


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It's amazing I'm in good shape and i drink this crap. It's so bad for you but so addicting.

But yes.. I only like it really cold and in a glass cup. 24 oz bottles taste weird. 2 Liters but can't be more than 2 days old. I have a Chimay cup I pour it into that looks like a chalice. Makes the drink taste better.

Can't drink it out of a plastic cup or straight from the can either. Tastes like **** that way.
you know adults have a name for a glass cup right? A Glass.

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you know adults have a name for a glass cup right? A Glass.


You are talking to the two time champ of our fantasy league. Champs don't make mistakes!

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You are talking to the two time champ of our fantasy league. Champs don't make mistakes!
psh I wasn't even there the first year and last year was rookie nerves. I was too used to roto

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This is the cup i use.

You know what I use my Chimay chalice for?

CHIMAY!

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I do love Chimay....but man is it expensive. It's worthy every pretty penny.

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I just want to let people know that Community is a good show, because I'm sure no one has heard that from me before.

Also Big Mac's beer of choice tonight is:


It's okay. On a scale of anything on CBS to Community, it's a Roseanne.

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Saw the Dark Knight Rises tonight. It was a long film, but a good ending to the Nolan trilogy.

Maybe it's because I'd played Arkham City and sort of follow the comics, but I saw the Tate thing coming a couple of scenes into her debut in the movie.

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This is the cup i use.

Yeah that Chimay beer looks damn good. I haven't tried any yet but am considering it. If I recall correctly, I think the LCBO (Ontario liqour stores) has gift packs of it that have a few bottles of it and one of those fancy branded chalices for sale during the holiday season. Or at least they did a few years ago. Aside from a few common things, I never know if the LCBO holiday gift release list is the same year in year out.

On another slightly more annoying note, it looks like the water pump on my second Keurig coffee brewer (aka the free replacement brewer that Keurig sent me last summer when my first one bit the dust) is toast or almost toast. Sure after I move I'm 99% sure I can get them to send me another free replacement when I call customer service, but the fact that this one has only lasted me a year (versus my first one that lasted 2 or 3 years) is ****ing annoying.

With the amount I've spent on K-cups over the years (and how expensive the machines are or were) you'd think they'd last more than a year. And it's not like they are unaware of this water pump problem, so why don't they shut up and just fix it once and for all instead of putting out these new models of Keurig brewers I.E. the Vue?


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The sad thing is that The Hurt Locker still doesn't even belong in the conversation of worst 'Best Movie' of the past decade or two.

It took the perfect storm for that one to win...and that storm happened. 2008 was the worst year for movies in a good while. Most years there's at least one good alternative to win...but there really wasn't that year. I'm still bitter about the Academy bumping up the nominees all the way to 10, but even with that many nominees there wasn't anything that could even be described as deserving of that award that year.

Avatar - Hah. Titanic blockbustered it's way to winning before, but that was a different era.
The Blind Side - Sandra Bullock pulled off the impossible - winning both a Razzie and Best Actress...but it was a mediocre sports movie wrapped in tears...ugh.
District 9 - Haha, really? It was a fun movie, but let's not take things too seriously here...
An Education - I join everyone else in saying I never saw it and I never heard of it until it was announced as a nominee.
Inglorious Basterds - I really need to see this movie again so I can fully understand it (I paid the American equivalent of $24 to see it subbed in Danish, a language I don't speak...for a normal American movie that's not an issue, but this one was 2/3 in French and German so **** me), but it still doesn't stand up with Tarantino's best.
Precious - No.
A Serious Man - One of the Coen Brothers' few misses. Far from a bad movie, just as far from deserving of being a nominee for Best Picture.
Up - Honestly this would have been my pick...but no animated movie, even from Pixar, is going to win Best Picture.
Up in the Air - Another decent to good movie that doesn't deserve to be in the conversation.

I mean, I love Up...it hit an emotional chord with me and Pixar should win one of these one day...but I don't expect that day will happen until people who watched cartoons past the age of 8 are in the 'Academy' (which is a long ways from happening yet) and even if it did happen Up isn't the best Pixar movie out there...but 2008 was just **** for movies.


To be fair, Best Picture is a pretty terrible award anyway. It's pretty impossible to do an Award Show right without it being a conglomeration of critics...the general public borders on retarded when it comes to the arts and the Academy is a group of old white guys who are trying to cover for the fact that they spent entire lifetimes donating to the campaigns of Strom Thumond and will now vote for whatever is the biggest hot-button topic at the time just so people will stop calling them racist. I mean, how else can you explain Crash winning Best Picture? Good ****ing lord...

I would take this time to argue that it's never going to be a proper 'Best Picture' category until they accept foreign films...but that'll never happen and I've accepted that. Everyone limiting their film choices to American-made (or English speaking) films is severely limiting the amount of awesome that exists out there.
The Turd Locker is absolutely terrible, I am still wondering how it won. The Artist was brilliant, sometimes they get it right....

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I just want to let people know that Community is a good show, because I'm sure no one has heard that from me before.

Also Big Mac's beer of choice tonight is:


It's okay. On a scale of anything on CBS to Community, it's a Roseanne.
It is a good show, it's too bad about the move to Friday nights, the loss of Dan Harmon and the shortened season...


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Inglorious Basterds - I really need to see this movie again so I can fully understand it (I paid the American equivalent of $24 to see it subbed in Danish, a language I don't speak...for a normal American movie that's not an issue, but this one was 2/3 in French and German so **** me), but it still doesn't stand up with Tarantino's best.
Yeah, if you haven't seen this movie properly, you have to make it a priority to do so.

It was up there with Tarantino's other films. There were several fantastic scenes that were scripted and shot perfectly. The scene in La Louisianne (the German bar) had incredible tension buildup and release. The character of Hans Landa was amazingly terrible. He was so scary and intense that you start to admire him even though he is an awful person. Brad Pitt's character has a tremendous scene towards the end of the movie.

There were a few spots where it fell flat a little bit, but all of Tarantino's movies have a flat spot or two here and there. I never really loved the Fabienne scenes in Pulp Fiction and those are the only scenes in that movie that I think are tedious and not perfect. I also never really loved the O-Ren Ishii backstory portion of Kill Bill. I was never a huge fan of some of the flashbacks into the character of Mr. Orange in Reservoir Dogs either.

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This is the cup i use.

That's almost sacrilege Chimay is awesome. Can't drink it too cold, though, or the deliciousness is impaired.

Has anyone here ever tried Chouchen? I'm kind of middle of the road when it comes to mead ... I keep meaning to try this place every time I'm in Columbus, but never seem to actually make it there http://brothersdrake.com/index.php?/home

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