Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation

2013-09-01 Thread Share Long
Steve, thanks for recommendations. I was planning to visit rotten tomatoes but 
would rather have a review like yours. I ended up borrowing The Tourist from 
the library. Depp and Jolie, no chemistry IMHO. Maybe it came through better on 
the big screen! I also borrowed The Queen which I've seen before but which is I 
think, definitely worth seeing again.




 From: Steve Sundur steve.sun...@yahoo.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 12:27 AM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 


  
Do not, I repeat, do not, see this silly film (Elysium) which has a few minutes 
of an interesting plot at the start but then descends into about an hour and a 
half of the usual shoot  'em crap.  It was a chore to stay through the whole 
thing.  If I knew my wife was as bored as I was, I certainly would have 
suggested we leave.
 
Tonight we saw In a World, which I would recommend. (comedy)  Also, recently, 
A Hijacking, another big recommend. (suspense)

  


 

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation

2013-09-01 Thread Michael Jackson
Everyone who loved the Bourne movies will of course love to see Matt D runnin' 
and fightin' and shootin' - he always respects their fine level of feeling 
before his blasts them into oblivion, and I bet he admires their pearly white 
teeth after they are dead.





 From: Steve Sundur steve.sun...@yahoo.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 1:27 AM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 


  
Do not, I repeat, do not, see this silly film (Elysium) which has a few minutes 
of an interesting plot at the start but then descends into about an hour and a 
half of the usual shoot  'em crap.  It was a chore to stay through the whole 
thing.  If I knew my wife was as bored as I was, I certainly would have 
suggested we leave.
 
Tonight we saw In a World, which I would recommend. (comedy)  Also, recently, 
A Hijacking, another big recommend. (suspense)

From: s3raph...@yahoo.com s3raph...@yahoo.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Saturday, August 31, 2013 10:32 PM
Subject: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 
  
 Re Jones' rants get funny though.: I'm in favour of funny.

 Re Elysium was a racist film: I haven't seen it yet, Basic plot appeals 
though.

Re Another is that Brave New World was an instruction manual.  He actually 
plays a clip of Huxley and fails to realize Huxley was warning of the dangers 
of a technocracy not endorsing  the idea.: One of my all-time favourite books. 
Be aware though that initially Huxley set out to write a satire of  the dangers 
of technology but as he became engrossed in his creation he was also attracted 
by the appeal of the 24/7 hedonistic lifestyle he portrayed. That ambiguity is 
a major part of what make the book so tantalising. What a true work of prophecy 
that novel turned out to be. I've never been able to decide if the society 
portrayed in Brave New World is a paradise that I would have been truly happy 
in, or, on the contrary, would have been a soul-destroying nightmare. Whichever 
side you come down on you must admit that in the western world we are moving 
ever closer to Huxley's vision. 

--- In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, noozguru@... wrote:
Jones rants get funny though.  There are definitely some things I don't agree 
with him on. One of them is that Elysium was a racist film.  Another is that 
Brave New World was an instruction manual.  He actually plays a clip of 
Huxley and fails to realize Huxley was warning of the dangers of a technocracy 
not endorsing  the idea.  Huxley made it clear in Brave New World Revisited.  
I pop in on his forum and make some corrections but I'm certainly not the only 
one there doing that.  Now that they've switched to Disqus (which I call 
Disgust) I sometimes comment on their stories.  You do get why I posted Brand's 
interview here don't you?  The old format wasn't very easy to navigate on an 
mobile device.  It's easier to write a mobile interface and extend it to a 
desktop usually through the use style sheets.  There are some kinks in the Neo 
design however.  On 08/31/2013 06:14 PM, s3raphita@... wrote: 
  
Having quite pronounced libertarian tendencies myself, I'm sure I'd sympathise 
with a lot of what Alex Jones says. And I have a soft spot for far-out views - 
even if they are wrong they are usually entertaining and can give food for 
thought. The problem for me is that I like people to be calm and collected and 
make a reasoned case; Jones is too much of a ranter for my tastes. I see there 
are a lot of clips on YouTube of Alex Jones's presentations so I'll sample a 
few and see if that changes my mind.


Like you, I like stirring it: Cartoons of Mohammed? Bring it on! Richard 
Dawkins rolling up his sleeves and taking on the Creationists? Love it!


PS: can I add my voice to those who are complaining about the new Yahoo Groups 
format. It just doesn't look as inviting as the old format. If it ain't broke, 
don't fix it.
--- In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, noozguru@... wrote: 
And that host introduces him as a shock jock.  Perhaps you are unclear of 
the meaning shock jock?  Alex's show is very thought provoking and 
entertaining.  Sure he may be anti-abortion and go on pro Jesus rants 
while other times he would fit in just fine discussing consciousness here on 
FFL.  Politically he is all over the board.  He supported our California 
proposition to label GMOs.  He is anti-war unlike many of our conservatives 
here.  He also hosts folks like Ed Asner and Richard Belzer both of whom are 
liberal.  Personally, I'm glad he stirs things up.  I first started listening 
to his shows via podcast after an apperance on Coast2Coast over ten years ago. 
 That appearance was about his expose on Bohemian Grove.  The US establishment 
needs a lot of pies thrown in their faces.     On 08/31/2013 09:14 AM, 
s3raphita@... wrote: 
  
He's a motormouth

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation

2013-09-01 Thread Steve Sundur
We generally see movies at the theatre, so it is painful when you pick a bomb, 
both from a time and a money perspective.  (we like to get popcorn and a drink, 
so it starts to add up)
 
Another good one we saw was Fill the Void about the orthodox Jewish community 
in Israel. (another comedy).  It was nice to see a different perspective on 
that way of life - one of more easiness rather than extreme rigidity which I 
had assumed was the case.
 


 From: Share Long sharelon...@yahoo.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 6:57 AM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
  
   
 
Steve, thanks for recommendations. I was planning to visit rotten tomatoes but 
would rather have a review like yours. I ended up borrowing The Tourist from 
the library. Depp and Jolie, no chemistry IMHO. Maybe it came through better on 
the big screen! I also borrowed The Queen which I've seen before but which is I 
think, definitely worth seeing again.

 


 From: Steve Sundur steve.sun...@yahoo.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 12:27 AM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
  
  
Do not, I repeat, do not, see this silly film (Elysium) which has a few minutes 
of an interesting plot at the start but then descends into about an hour and a 
half of the usual shoot  'em crap.  It was a chore to stay through the whole 
thing.  If I knew my wife was as bored as I was, I certainly would have 
suggested we leave.
 
Tonight we saw In a World, which I would recommend. (comedy)  Also, recently, 
A Hijacking, another big recommend. (suspense)
 
  

 
 

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation

2013-09-01 Thread Steve Sundur
I enjoyed the Bourne movies.  There was some intelligent plot.  Not so with 
Elysium.  At least in my opinion.
 


 From: Michael Jackson mjackso...@yahoo.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 7:56 AM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
  
   
 
Everyone who loved the Bourne movies will of course love to see Matt D runnin' 
and fightin' and shootin' - he always respects their fine level of feeling 
before his blasts them into oblivion, and I bet he admires their pearly white 
teeth after they are dead.

 


 From: Steve Sundur steve.sun...@yahoo.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 1:27 AM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
  
  
Do not, I repeat, do not, see this silly film (Elysium) which has a few minutes 
of an interesting plot at the start but then descends into about an hour and a 
half of the usual shoot  'em crap.  It was a chore to stay through the whole 
thing.  If I knew my wife was as bored as I was, I certainly would have 
suggested we leave.
 
Tonight we saw In a World, which I would recommend. (comedy)  Also, recently, 
A Hijacking, another big recommend. (suspense)
 


 From: s3raph...@yahoo.com s3raph...@yahoo.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Saturday, August 31, 2013 10:32 PM
Subject: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
  
  
 Re Jones' rants get funny though.: I'm in favour of funny.

 Re Elysium was a racist film: I haven't seen it yet, Basic plot appeals 
though.

Re Another is that Brave New World was an instruction manual.  He actually 
plays a clip of Huxley and fails to realize Huxley was warning of the dangers 
of a technocracy not endorsing  the idea.: One of my all-time favourite books. 
Be aware though that initially Huxley set out to write a satire of  the dangers 
of technology but as he became engrossed in his creation he was also attracted 
by the appeal of the 24/7 hedonistic lifestyle he portrayed. That ambiguity is 
a major part of what make the book so tantalising. What a true work of prophecy 
that novel turned out to be. I've never been able to decide if the society 
portrayed in Brave New World is a paradise that I would have been truly happy 
in, or, on the contrary, would have been a soul-destroying nightmare. Whichever 
side you come down on you must admit that in the western world we are moving 
ever closer to Huxley's vision. 

--- In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, noozguru@... wrote:
Jones rants get funny though.  There are definitely some things I don't agree 
with him on. One of them is that Elysium was a racist film.  Another is that 
Brave New World was an instruction manual.  He actually plays a clip of 
Huxley and fails to realize Huxley was warning of the dangers of a technocracy 
not endorsing  the idea.  Huxley made it clear in Brave New World Revisited.  
I pop in on his forum and make some corrections but I'm certainly not the only 
one there doing that.  Now that they've switched to Disqus (which I call 
Disgust) I sometimes comment on their stories.  You do get why I posted Brand's 
interview here don't you?  The old format wasn't very easy to navigate on an 
mobile device.  It's easier to write a mobile interface and extend it to a 
desktop usually through the use style sheets.  There are some kinks in the Neo 
design however.  On 08/31/2013 06:14 PM, s3raphita@... wrote:  
  
Having quite pronounced libertarian tendencies myself, I'm sure I'd sympathise 
with a lot of what Alex Jones says. And I have a soft spot for far-out views - 
even if they are wrong they are usually entertaining and can give food for 
thought. The problem for me is that I like people to be calm and collected and 
make a reasoned case; Jones is too much of a ranter for my tastes. I see there 
are a lot of clips on YouTube of Alex Jones's presentations so I'll sample a 
few and see if that changes my mind. 

 
Like you, I like stirring it: Cartoons of Mohammed? Bring it on! Richard 
Dawkins rolling up his sleeves and taking on the Creationists? Love it! 

 
PS: can I add my voice to those who are complaining about the new Yahoo Groups 
format. It just doesn't look as inviting as the old format. If it ain't broke, 
don't fix it. 
--- In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, noozguru@... wrote: 
And that host introduces him as a shock jock.  Perhaps you are unclear of 
the meaning shock jock?  Alex's show is very thought provoking and 
entertaining.  Sure he may be anti-abortion and go on pro Jesus rants 
while other times he would fit in just fine discussing consciousness here on 
FFL.  Politically he is all over the board.  He supported our California 
proposition to label GMOs.  He is anti-war unlike many of our conservatives 
here

RE: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation

2013-09-01 Thread awoelflebater













Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation

2013-09-01 Thread Steve Sundur
the only good news is that at the smaller venues you can usually get a large 
popcorn (with real butter) and a large drink for around $11.00, with unlimited 
refills.  So, we split one of those, and will sometimes get a refill.

Of course there is a Hollywood version of the hijacking starring Tom Hanks as 
the captain.  Not sure exactly when it is coming out.



 From: s3raph...@yahoo.com s3raph...@yahoo.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 8:54 AM
Subject: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 


  
Re Steve Sundur  We generally see movies at the theatre, so it is painful when 
you pick a bomb, both from a time and a money perspective.  (We like to get 
popcorn and a drink, so it starts to add up.) :

Prices for popcorn, hot dogs and coke are extortionate here in UK cinemas. 
Hadn't realised it's the same your side of the Pond.

And, yes, I'm renting A Hijacking soon as the basic set-up almost guarantees 
escalating tension - wonder if there'll be a Hollywood remake . . . 

 


--- In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, steve.sundur@... wrote:


I enjoyed the Bourne movies.  There was some intelligent plot.  Not so with 
Elysium.  At least in my opinion.

From: Michael Jackson mjackson74@...
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 7:56 AM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 
  
Everyone who loved the Bourne movies will of course love to see Matt D runnin' 
and fightin' and shootin' - he always respects their fine level of feeling 
before his blasts them into oblivion, and I bet he admires their pearly white 
teeth after they are dead.


From: Steve Sundur steve.sundur@...
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 1:27 AM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 
  
Do not, I repeat, do not, see this silly film (Elysium) which has a few minutes 
of an interesting plot at the start but then descends into about an hour and a 
half of the usual shoot  'em crap.  It was a chore to stay through the whole 
thing.  If I knew my wife was as bored as I was, I certainly would have 
suggested we leave.
 
Tonight we saw In a World, which I would recommend. (comedy)  Also, recently, 
A Hijacking, another big recommend. (suspense)

From: s3raphita@... s3raphita@...
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Saturday, August 31, 2013 10:32 PM
Subject: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 
  
 Re Jones' rants get funny though.: I'm in favour of funny.

 Re Elysium was a racist film: I haven't seen it yet, Basic plot appeals 
though.

Re Another is that Brave New World was an instruction manual.  He actually 
plays a clip of Huxley and fails to realize Huxley was warning of the dangers 
of a technocracy not endorsing  the idea.: One of my all-time favourite books. 
Be aware though that initially Huxley set out to write a satire of  the dangers 
of technology but as he became engrossed in his creation he was also attracted 
by the appeal of the 24/7 hedonistic lifestyle he portrayed. That ambiguity is 
a major part of what make the book so tantalising. What a true work of prophecy 
that novel turned out to be. I've never been able to decide if the society 
portrayed in Brave New World is a paradise that I would have been truly happy 
in, or, on the contrary, would have been a soul-destroying nightmare. Whichever 
side you come down on you must admit that in the western world we are moving 
ever closer to Huxley's vision. 

--- In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, noozguru@... wrote:
Jones rants get funny though.  There are definitely some things I don't agree 
with him on. One of them is that Elysium was a racist film.  Another is that 
Brave New World was an instruction manual.  He actually plays a clip of 
Huxley and fails to realize Huxley was warning of the dangers of a technocracy 
not endorsing  the idea.  Huxley made it clear in Brave New World Revisited.  
I pop in on his forum and make some corrections but I'm certainly not the only 
one there doing that.  Now that they've switched to Disqus (which I call 
Disgust) I sometimes comment on their stories.  You do get why I posted Brand's 
interview here don't you?  The old format wasn't very easy to navigate on an 
mobile device.  It's easier to write a mobile interface and extend it to a 
desktop usually through the use style sheets.  There are some kinks in the Neo 
design however.  On 08/31/2013 06:14 PM, s3raphita@... wrote: 
  
Having quite pronounced libertarian tendencies myself, I'm sure I'd sympathise 
with a lot of what Alex Jones says. And I have a soft spot for far-out views - 
even if they are wrong they are usually entertaining and can give food for 
thought. The problem for me is that I like people to be calm and collected and 
make a reasoned

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation

2013-09-01 Thread Bhairitu
Well that review will get audiences to the theaters although time is 
running out for a theater view. Probably the DVD/Bluray release is only 
a few months away.  Sony doesn't waste any time.


Not everyone understands science fiction.  I've written before about how 
few movie reviewers get horror and science fiction films.  Of course 
Elysium is no Bourne Identity because the latter is based off books.  
But there are a lot of people bashing Elysium because they don't like 
it's message.  The message is about now and the 99% vs the 1%.  Elysium 
is a orbiting community where in the future the 1% have moved. Obviously 
a metaphor of a gated community.  Alex Jones bashed the film as being 
anti-white thats because Los Angeles in the future is mostly 
Hispanic.  But geez, California was part of Mexico before it became a 
state.  A Latino ghetto (Damon plays a Latino) sells the poverty element 
better than a white ghetto would have.  Neill Blomkamp's prior film 
was District 9 which was about apartheid.


On 08/31/2013 10:27 PM, Steve Sundur wrote:
Do not, I repeat, do not, see this silly film (Elysium) which has a 
few minutes of an interesting plot at the start but then descends into 
about an hour and a half of the usual shoot  'em crap.  It was a chore 
to stay through the whole thing.  If I knew my wife was as bored as I 
was, I certainly would have suggested we leave.
Tonight we saw In a World, which I would recommend. (comedy)  Also, 
recently, A Hijacking, another big recommend. (suspense)






Re: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation

2013-09-01 Thread Michael Jackson
more than one punch to the jaw without falling down and crying like a baby

you have never been in a fight if you believe that 





 From: awoelfleba...@yahoo.com awoelfleba...@yahoo.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 9:49 AM
Subject: RE: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War 
Disinformation
 


  
I love movies but pretty much any movie that has more than about two bullets 
flying during the hour and a half it's playing loses credibility with me. If 
I'm going to watch something at the theater it will usually involves great 
cinematography that just doesn't cut it on the home TV, no matter how large the 
flat screen. 

Action films which always involve over-stimulated men careening about just 
don't draw or hold my attention - no matter how cut they are. People simply 
don't survive hails of mortar and bullets, falls of anything over 5 ft from 
buildings, more than one punch to the jaw without falling down and crying like 
a baby. So, unless it's a cartoon or The Lord of the Rings or Harry Potter I 
prefer my entertainment to hold some resemblance to my world or the world I 
actually want to find out more about. Interestingly, my husband also hates 
action movies.


--- In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, mjackson74@... wrote:


Everyone who loved the Bourne movies will of course love to see Matt D runnin' 
and fightin' and shootin' - he always respects their fine level of feeling 
before his blasts them into oblivion, and I bet he admires their pearly white 
teeth after they are dead.





 From: Steve Sundur steve.sundur@...
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 1:27 AM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 


  
Do not, I repeat, do not, see this silly film (Elysium) which has a few minutes 
of an interesting plot at the start but then descends into about an hour and a 
half of the usual shoot  'em crap.  It was a chore to stay through the whole 
thing.  If I knew my wife was as bored as I was, I certainly would have 
suggested we leave.
 
Tonight we saw In a World, which I would recommend. (comedy)  Also, recently, 
A Hijacking, another big recommend. (suspense)

From: s3raphita@... s3raphita@...
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Saturday, August 31, 2013 10:32 PM
Subject: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 
  
 Re Jones' rants get funny though.: I'm in favour of funny.

 Re Elysium was a racist film: I haven't seen it yet, Basic plot appeals 
though.

Re Another is that Brave New World was an instruction manual.  He actually 
plays a clip of Huxley and fails to realize Huxley was warning of the dangers 
of a technocracy not endorsing  the idea.: One of my all-time favourite books. 
Be aware though that initially Huxley set out to write a satire of  the dangers 
of technology but as he became engrossed in his creation he was also attracted 
by the appeal of the 24/7 hedonistic lifestyle he portrayed. That ambiguity is 
a major part of what make the book so tantalising. What a true work of prophecy 
that novel turned out to be. I've never been able to decide if the society 
portrayed in Brave New World is a paradise that I would have been truly happy 
in, or, on the contrary, would have been a soul-destroying nightmare. Whichever 
side you come down on you must admit that in the western world we are moving 
ever closer to Huxley's vision. 

--- In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, noozguru@... wrote:
Jones rants get funny though.  There are definitely some things I don't agree 
with him on. One of them is that Elysium was a racist film.  Another is that 
Brave New World was an instruction manual.  He actually plays a clip of 
Huxley and fails to realize Huxley was warning of the dangers of a technocracy 
not endorsing  the idea.  Huxley made it clear in Brave New World Revisited.  
I pop in on his forum and make some corrections but I'm certainly not the only 
one there doing that.  Now that they've switched to Disqus (which I call 
Disgust) I sometimes comment on their stories.  You do get why I posted Brand's 
interview here don't you?  The old format wasn't very easy to navigate on an 
mobile device.  It's easier to write a mobile interface and extend it to a 
desktop usually through the use style sheets.  There are some kinks in the Neo 
design however.  On 08/31/2013 06:14 PM, s3raphita@... wrote: 
  
Having quite pronounced libertarian tendencies myself, I'm sure I'd sympathise 
with a lot of what Alex Jones says. And I have a soft spot for far-out views - 
even if they are wrong they are usually entertaining and can give food for 
thought. The problem for me is that I like people to be calm and collected and 
make a reasoned case; Jones is too much of a ranter for my tastes. I see there 
are a lot of clips on YouTube of Alex Jones's

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation

2013-09-01 Thread Michael Jackson
The best theatre close to where I live is an AMC - it still offers five dollar 
matinees 





 From: s3raph...@yahoo.com s3raph...@yahoo.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 9:54 AM
Subject: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 


  
Re Steve Sundur  We generally see movies at the theatre, so it is painful when 
you pick a bomb, both from a time and a money perspective.  (We like to get 
popcorn and a drink, so it starts to add up.) :

Prices for popcorn, hot dogs and coke are extortionate here in UK cinemas. 
Hadn't realised it's the same your side of the Pond.

And, yes, I'm renting A Hijacking soon as the basic set-up almost guarantees 
escalating tension - wonder if there'll be a Hollywood remake . . . 

 


--- In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, steve.sundur@... wrote:


I enjoyed the Bourne movies.  There was some intelligent plot.  Not so with 
Elysium.  At least in my opinion.

From: Michael Jackson mjackson74@...
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 7:56 AM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 
  
Everyone who loved the Bourne movies will of course love to see Matt D runnin' 
and fightin' and shootin' - he always respects their fine level of feeling 
before his blasts them into oblivion, and I bet he admires their pearly white 
teeth after they are dead.


From: Steve Sundur steve.sundur@...
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 1:27 AM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 
  
Do not, I repeat, do not, see this silly film (Elysium) which has a few minutes 
of an interesting plot at the start but then descends into about an hour and a 
half of the usual shoot  'em crap.  It was a chore to stay through the whole 
thing.  If I knew my wife was as bored as I was, I certainly would have 
suggested we leave.
 
Tonight we saw In a World, which I would recommend. (comedy)  Also, recently, 
A Hijacking, another big recommend. (suspense)

From: s3raphita@... s3raphita@...
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Saturday, August 31, 2013 10:32 PM
Subject: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 
  
 Re Jones' rants get funny though.: I'm in favour of funny.

 Re Elysium was a racist film: I haven't seen it yet, Basic plot appeals 
though.

Re Another is that Brave New World was an instruction manual.  He actually 
plays a clip of Huxley and fails to realize Huxley was warning of the dangers 
of a technocracy not endorsing  the idea.: One of my all-time favourite books. 
Be aware though that initially Huxley set out to write a satire of  the dangers 
of technology but as he became engrossed in his creation he was also attracted 
by the appeal of the 24/7 hedonistic lifestyle he portrayed. That ambiguity is 
a major part of what make the book so tantalising. What a true work of prophecy 
that novel turned out to be. I've never been able to decide if the society 
portrayed in Brave New World is a paradise that I would have been truly happy 
in, or, on the contrary, would have been a soul-destroying nightmare. Whichever 
side you come down on you must admit that in the western world we are moving 
ever closer to Huxley's vision. 

--- In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, noozguru@... wrote:
Jones rants get funny though.  There are definitely some things I don't agree 
with him on. One of them is that Elysium was a racist film.  Another is that 
Brave New World was an instruction manual.  He actually plays a clip of 
Huxley and fails to realize Huxley was warning of the dangers of a technocracy 
not endorsing  the idea.  Huxley made it clear in Brave New World Revisited.  
I pop in on his forum and make some corrections but I'm certainly not the only 
one there doing that.  Now that they've switched to Disqus (which I call 
Disgust) I sometimes comment on their stories.  You do get why I posted Brand's 
interview here don't you?  The old format wasn't very easy to navigate on an 
mobile device.  It's easier to write a mobile interface and extend it to a 
desktop usually through the use style sheets.  There are some kinks in the Neo 
design however.  On 08/31/2013 06:14 PM, s3raphita@... wrote: 
  
Having quite pronounced libertarian tendencies myself, I'm sure I'd sympathise 
with a lot of what Alex Jones says. And I have a soft spot for far-out views - 
even if they are wrong they are usually entertaining and can give food for 
thought. The problem for me is that I like people to be calm and collected and 
make a reasoned case; Jones is too much of a ranter for my tastes. I see there 
are a lot of clips on YouTube of Alex Jones's presentations so I'll sample a 
few and see if that changes my mind.


Like you, I like stirring it: Cartoons of Mohammed? Bring it on! Richard 
Dawkins rolling

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation

2013-09-01 Thread Michael Jackson
Now You See Me is the best film I have seen in a long time - although my 
adopted daughter who is One Direction's biggest fan is chomping at the bit to 
give that a look so I expect I will be soon watching a British Boy Band in 
action.





 From: Bhairitu noozg...@sbcglobal.net
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 12:12 PM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 


  
Well that review will get audiences to the theaters although time is running 
out for a theater view.  Probably the DVD/Bluray release is only a few months 
away.  Sony doesn't waste any time.

Not everyone understands science fiction.  I've written before
  about how few movie reviewers get horror and science fiction
  films.  Of course Elysium is no Bourne Identity because the
  latter is based off books.  But there are a lot of people bashing
  Elysium because they don't like it's message.  The message is
  about now and the 99% vs the 1%.  Elysium is a orbiting community
  where in the future the 1% have moved. Obviously a metaphor of a
  gated community.  Alex Jones bashed the film as being
  anti-white thats because Los Angeles in the future is mostly
  Hispanic.  But geez, California was part of Mexico before it
  became a state.  A Latino ghetto (Damon plays a Latino) sells the
  poverty element better than a white ghetto would have.  Neill
  Blomkamp's prior film was District 9 which was about apartheid. 

On 08/31/2013 10:27 PM, Steve Sundur wrote:

  
Do not, I repeat, do not, see this silly film (Elysium) which has a few 
minutes of an interesting plot at the start but then descends into about an 
hour and a half of the usual shoot  'em crap.  It was a chore to stay through 
the whole thing.  If I knew my wife was as bored as I was, I certainly would 
have suggested we leave.
 
Tonight we saw In a World, which I would recommend. (comedy)  Also, 
recently, A Hijacking, another big recommend. (suspense)


 

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation

2013-09-01 Thread Emily Reyn
I visit the independent theatre in our neighborhood.  It's old and the chairs 
will give you a backache, but the screen is large and the movies, which they 
get after the main theatres offer them are $3 all day and night every day.  
Popcorn is served with real butter if desired and water is still free.  



 From: Michael Jackson mjackso...@yahoo.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 9:29 AM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 


  
The best theatre close to where I live is an AMC - it still offers five dollar 
matinees 





 From: s3raph...@yahoo.com s3raph...@yahoo.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 9:54 AM
Subject: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 


  
Re Steve Sundur  We generally see movies at the theatre, so it is painful when 
you pick a bomb, both from a time and a money perspective.  (We like to get 
popcorn and a drink, so it starts to add up.) :

Prices for popcorn, hot dogs and coke are extortionate here in UK cinemas. 
Hadn't realised it's the same your side of the Pond.

And, yes, I'm renting A Hijacking soon as the basic set-up almost guarantees 
escalating tension - wonder if there'll be a Hollywood remake . . . 

 


--- In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, steve.sundur@... wrote:


I enjoyed the Bourne movies.  There was some intelligent plot.  Not so with 
Elysium.  At least in my opinion.

From: Michael Jackson mjackson74@...
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 7:56 AM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 
  
Everyone who loved the Bourne movies will of course love to see Matt D runnin' 
and fightin' and shootin' - he always respects their fine level of feeling 
before his blasts them into oblivion, and I bet he admires their pearly white 
teeth after they are dead.


From: Steve Sundur steve.sundur@...
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 1:27 AM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 
  
Do not, I repeat, do not, see this silly film (Elysium) which has a few minutes 
of an interesting plot at the start but then descends into about an hour and a 
half of the usual shoot  'em crap.  It was a chore to stay through the whole 
thing.  If I knew my wife was as bored as I was, I certainly would have 
suggested we leave.
 
Tonight we saw In a World, which I would recommend. (comedy)  Also, recently, 
A Hijacking, another big recommend. (suspense)

From: s3raphita@... s3raphita@...
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Saturday, August 31, 2013 10:32 PM
Subject: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 
  
 Re Jones' rants get funny though.: I'm in favour of funny.

 Re Elysium was a racist film: I haven't seen it yet, Basic plot appeals 
though.

Re Another is that Brave New World was an instruction manual.  He actually 
plays a clip of Huxley and fails to realize Huxley was warning of the dangers 
of a technocracy not endorsing  the idea.: One of my all-time favourite books. 
Be aware though that initially Huxley set out to write a satire of  the dangers 
of technology but as he became engrossed in his creation he was also attracted 
by the appeal of the 24/7 hedonistic lifestyle he portrayed. That ambiguity is 
a major part of what make the book so tantalising. What a true work of prophecy 
that novel turned out to be. I've never been able to decide if the society 
portrayed in Brave New World is a paradise that I would have been truly happy 
in, or, on the contrary, would have been a soul-destroying nightmare. Whichever 
side you come down on you must admit that in the western world we are moving 
ever closer to Huxley's vision. 

--- In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, noozguru@... wrote:
Jones rants get funny though.  There are definitely some things I don't agree 
with him on. One of them is that Elysium was a racist film.  Another is that 
Brave New World was an instruction manual.  He actually plays a clip of 
Huxley and fails to realize Huxley was warning of the dangers of a technocracy 
not endorsing  the idea.  Huxley made it clear in Brave New World Revisited.  
I pop in on his forum and make some corrections but I'm certainly not the only 
one there doing that.  Now that they've switched to Disqus (which I call 
Disgust) I sometimes comment on their stories.  You do get why I posted Brand's 
interview here don't you?  The old format wasn't very easy to navigate on an 
mobile device.  It's easier to write a mobile interface and extend it to a 
desktop usually through the use style sheets.  There are some kinks in the Neo 
design however.  On 08/31/2013 06:14 PM, s3raphita@... wrote: 
  
Having quite pronounced

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation

2013-09-01 Thread Emily Reyn
Yes, my younger daughter has seen the One Direction movie twice so far and in 
concert where she and a friend swooned over the bus parked in back of the 
arena.  



 From: Michael Jackson mjackso...@yahoo.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 9:34 AM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 


  
Now You See Me is the best film I have seen in a long time - although my 
adopted daughter who is One Direction's biggest fan is chomping at the bit to 
give that a look so I expect I will be soon watching a British Boy Band in 
action.





 From: Bhairitu noozg...@sbcglobal.net
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 12:12 PM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 


  
Well that review will get audiences to the theaters although time is running 
out for a theater view.  Probably the DVD/Bluray release is only a few months 
away.  Sony doesn't waste any time.

Not everyone understands science fiction.  I've written before
  about how few movie reviewers get horror and science fiction
  films.  Of course Elysium is no Bourne Identity because the
  latter is based off books.  But there are a lot of people bashing
  Elysium because they don't like it's message.  The message is
  about now and the 99% vs the 1%.  Elysium is a orbiting community
  where in the future the 1% have moved. Obviously a metaphor of a
  gated community.  Alex Jones bashed the film as being
  anti-white thats because Los Angeles in the future is mostly
  Hispanic.  But geez, California was part of Mexico before it
  became a state.  A Latino ghetto (Damon plays a Latino) sells the
  poverty element better than a white ghetto would have.  Neill
  Blomkamp's prior film was District 9 which was about apartheid. 

On 08/31/2013 10:27 PM, Steve Sundur wrote:

  
Do not, I repeat, do not, see this silly film (Elysium) which has a few 
minutes of an interesting plot at the start but then descends into about an 
hour and a half of the usual shoot  'em crap.  It was a chore to stay through 
the whole thing.  If I knew my wife was as bored as I was, I certainly would 
have suggested we leave.
 
Tonight we saw In a World, which I would recommend. (comedy)  Also, 
recently, A Hijacking, another big recommend. (suspense)




 

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation

2013-09-01 Thread Bhairitu

On 08/31/2013 08:32 PM, s3raph...@yahoo.com wrote:


 Re Jones' rants get funny though.: I'm in favour of funny.


 Re Elysium was a racist film: I haven't seen it yet, Basic plot 
appeals though.



Re Another is that Brave New World was an instruction manual.  He 
actually plays a clip of Huxley and fails to realize Huxley was 
warning of the dangers of a technocracy not endorsing the idea.: One 
of my all-time favourite books. Be aware though that initially Huxley 
set out to write a satire of  the dangers of technology but as he 
became engrossed in his creation he was also attracted by the appeal 
of the 24/7 hedonistic lifestyle he portrayed. That ambiguity is a 
major part of what make the book so tantalising. What a true work of 
prophecy that novel turned out to be. I've never been able to decide 
if the society portrayed in Brave New World is a paradise that I would 
have been truly happy in, or, on the contrary, would have been a 
soul-destroying nightmare. Whichever side you come down on you must 
admit that in the western world we are moving ever closer to Huxley's 
vision.





Yesterday I went to Walgreens to rent a DVD from the kiosk outside. I 
hadn't been in the store for awhile so went inside to see what they are 
selling these days.  I have a bit of background in corporate retail and 
it's always interesting to see what the latest scam is.  I had also 
noticed for a holiday Saturday that there were a lot of customers.  Most 
of them lined up at the pharmacy counter to refill prescriptions.  
Definitely were have moved into a drug dependent society.


When I went to high school Brave New World and 1984 were both 
assigned and no one ever thought that either book was selling those 
dystopian societies as a solution for the future.




Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation

2013-09-01 Thread Steve Sundur
I thought the concept had potential, but shortly after it began, that took a 
back seat to all car chases, and and low orbit chases, and non stop explosions. 
 I can't even recall much about it at this point.  I've kind of erased it from 
my memory.



 From: Bhairitu noozg...@sbcglobal.net
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 11:12 AM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 


  
Well that review will get audiences to the theaters although time is running 
out for a theater view.  Probably the DVD/Bluray release is only a few months 
away.  Sony doesn't waste any time.

Not everyone understands science fiction.  I've written before
  about how few movie reviewers get horror and science fiction
  films.  Of course Elysium is no Bourne Identity because the
  latter is based off books.  But there are a lot of people bashing
  Elysium because they don't like it's message.  The message is
  about now and the 99% vs the 1%.  Elysium is a orbiting community
  where in the future the 1% have moved. Obviously a metaphor of a
  gated community.  Alex Jones bashed the film as being
  anti-white thats because Los Angeles in the future is mostly
  Hispanic.  But geez, California was part of Mexico before it
  became a state.  A Latino ghetto (Damon plays a Latino) sells the
  poverty element better than a white ghetto would have.  Neill
  Blomkamp's prior film was District 9 which was about apartheid. 

On 08/31/2013 10:27 PM, Steve Sundur wrote:

  
Do not, I repeat, do not, see this silly film (Elysium) which has a few 
minutes of an interesting plot at the start but then descends into about an 
hour and a half of the usual shoot  'em crap.  It was a chore to stay through 
the whole thing.  If I knew my wife was as bored as I was, I certainly would 
have suggested we leave.
 
Tonight we saw In a World, which I would recommend. (comedy)  Also, 
recently, A Hijacking, another big recommend. (suspense)


 

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation

2013-09-01 Thread Steve Sundur
we paid $18.00 (total) for our two tickets last night.  But it was a more artsy 
venue. BTW, the theater was packed for the 7:30 show. 



 From: Michael Jackson mjackso...@yahoo.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 11:29 AM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 


  
The best theatre close to where I live is an AMC - it still offers five dollar 
matinees 





 From: s3raph...@yahoo.com s3raph...@yahoo.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 9:54 AM
Subject: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 


  
Re Steve Sundur  We generally see movies at the theatre, so it is painful when 
you pick a bomb, both from a time and a money perspective.  (We like to get 
popcorn and a drink, so it starts to add up.) :

Prices for popcorn, hot dogs and coke are extortionate here in UK cinemas. 
Hadn't realised it's the same your side of the Pond.

And, yes, I'm renting A Hijacking soon as the basic set-up almost guarantees 
escalating tension - wonder if there'll be a Hollywood remake . . . 

 


--- In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, steve.sundur@... wrote:


I enjoyed the Bourne movies.  There was some intelligent plot.  Not so with 
Elysium.  At least in my opinion.

From: Michael Jackson mjackson74@...
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 7:56 AM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 
  
Everyone who loved the Bourne movies will of course love to see Matt D runnin' 
and fightin' and shootin' - he always respects their fine level of feeling 
before his blasts them into oblivion, and I bet he admires their pearly white 
teeth after they are dead.


From: Steve Sundur steve.sundur@...
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 1:27 AM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 
  
Do not, I repeat, do not, see this silly film (Elysium) which has a few minutes 
of an interesting plot at the start but then descends into about an hour and a 
half of the usual shoot  'em crap.  It was a chore to stay through the whole 
thing.  If I knew my wife was as bored as I was, I certainly would have 
suggested we leave.
 
Tonight we saw In a World, which I would recommend. (comedy)  Also, recently, 
A Hijacking, another big recommend. (suspense)

From: s3raphita@... s3raphita@...
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Saturday, August 31, 2013 10:32 PM
Subject: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 
  
 Re Jones' rants get funny though.: I'm in favour of funny.

 Re Elysium was a racist film: I haven't seen it yet, Basic plot appeals 
though.

Re Another is that Brave New World was an instruction manual.  He actually 
plays a clip of Huxley and fails to realize Huxley was warning of the dangers 
of a technocracy not endorsing  the idea.: One of my all-time favourite books. 
Be aware though that initially Huxley set out to write a satire of  the dangers 
of technology but as he became engrossed in his creation he was also attracted 
by the appeal of the 24/7 hedonistic lifestyle he portrayed. That ambiguity is 
a major part of what make the book so tantalising. What a true work of prophecy 
that novel turned out to be. I've never been able to decide if the society 
portrayed in Brave New World is a paradise that I would have been truly happy 
in, or, on the contrary, would have been a soul-destroying nightmare. Whichever 
side you come down on you must admit that in the western world we are moving 
ever closer to Huxley's vision. 

--- In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, noozguru@... wrote:
Jones rants get funny though.  There are definitely some things I don't agree 
with him on. One of them is that Elysium was a racist film.  Another is that 
Brave New World was an instruction manual.  He actually plays a clip of 
Huxley and fails to realize Huxley was warning of the dangers of a technocracy 
not endorsing  the idea.  Huxley made it clear in Brave New World Revisited.  
I pop in on his forum and make some corrections but I'm certainly not the only 
one there doing that.  Now that they've switched to Disqus (which I call 
Disgust) I sometimes comment on their stories.  You do get why I posted Brand's 
interview here don't you?  The old format wasn't very easy to navigate on an 
mobile device.  It's easier to write a mobile interface and extend it to a 
desktop usually through the use style sheets.  There are some kinks in the Neo 
design however.  On 08/31/2013 06:14 PM, s3raphita@... wrote: 
  
Having quite pronounced libertarian tendencies myself, I'm sure I'd sympathise 
with a lot of what Alex Jones says. And I have a soft spot for far-out views - 
even if they are wrong

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation

2013-09-01 Thread Michael Jackson
That's what sells movies these days or at least that's what the studios think - 
that's what I hated about the butchery Peter Jackson did on the Hobbit and the 
Lord of the Rings - not that the books lack for fight scenes but Jackson (who 
is definitely not a REAL Jackson) had to put a lot of unnecessary violence in 
them just to put butts in seats. 







 From: Steve Sundur steve.sun...@yahoo.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 2:21 PM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 


  
I thought the concept had potential, but shortly after it began, that took a 
back seat to all car chases, and and low orbit chases, and non stop explosions. 
 I can't even recall much about it at this point.  I've kind of erased it from 
my memory.



 From: Bhairitu noozg...@sbcglobal.net
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 11:12 AM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 


  
Well that review will get audiences to the theaters although time is running 
out for a theater view.  Probably the DVD/Bluray release is only a few months 
away.  Sony doesn't waste any time.

Not everyone understands science fiction.  I've written before
  about how few movie reviewers get horror and science fiction
  films.  Of course Elysium is no Bourne Identity because the
  latter is based off books.  But there are a lot of people bashing
  Elysium because they don't like it's message.  The message is
  about now and the 99% vs the 1%.  Elysium is a orbiting community
  where in the future the 1% have moved. Obviously a metaphor of a
  gated community.  Alex Jones bashed the film as being
  anti-white thats because Los Angeles in the future is mostly
  Hispanic.  But geez, California was part of Mexico before it
  became a state.  A Latino ghetto (Damon plays a Latino) sells the
  poverty element better than a white ghetto would have.  Neill
  Blomkamp's prior film was District 9 which was about apartheid. 

On 08/31/2013 10:27 PM, Steve Sundur wrote:

  
Do not, I repeat, do not, see this silly film (Elysium) which has a few 
minutes of an interesting plot at the start but then descends into about an 
hour and a half of the usual shoot  'em crap.  It was a chore to stay through 
the whole thing.  If I knew my wife was as bored as I was, I certainly would 
have suggested we leave.
 
Tonight we saw In a World, which I would recommend. (comedy)  Also, 
recently, A Hijacking, another big recommend. (suspense)




 

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation

2013-09-01 Thread Steve Sundur
in NYC last weekend as we were walking from the Frick Museum to the Empire 
State Building, we passed by the Four Seasons Hotel where there was a half 
block of girls on either side of the entrance.  I said, girls, what's the big 
event?.  One Direction was the reply.  They were waiting to see them come 
out and go to their interview, or something.



 From: Michael Jackson mjackso...@yahoo.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 11:34 AM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 


  
Now You See Me is the best film I have seen in a long time - although my 
adopted daughter who is One Direction's biggest fan is chomping at the bit to 
give that a look so I expect I will be soon watching a British Boy Band in 
action.





 From: Bhairitu noozg...@sbcglobal.net
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 12:12 PM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 


  
Well that review will get audiences to the theaters although time is running 
out for a theater view.  Probably the DVD/Bluray release is only a few months 
away.  Sony doesn't waste any time.

Not everyone understands science fiction.  I've written before
  about how few movie reviewers get horror and science fiction
  films.  Of course Elysium is no Bourne Identity because the
  latter is based off books.  But there are a lot of people bashing
  Elysium because they don't like it's message.  The message is
  about now and the 99% vs the 1%.  Elysium is a orbiting community
  where in the future the 1% have moved. Obviously a metaphor of a
  gated community.  Alex Jones bashed the film as being
  anti-white thats because Los Angeles in the future is mostly
  Hispanic.  But geez, California was part of Mexico before it
  became a state.  A Latino ghetto (Damon plays a Latino) sells the
  poverty element better than a white ghetto would have.  Neill
  Blomkamp's prior film was District 9 which was about apartheid. 

On 08/31/2013 10:27 PM, Steve Sundur wrote:

  
Do not, I repeat, do not, see this silly film (Elysium) which has a few 
minutes of an interesting plot at the start but then descends into about an 
hour and a half of the usual shoot  'em crap.  It was a chore to stay through 
the whole thing.  If I knew my wife was as bored as I was, I certainly would 
have suggested we leave.
 
Tonight we saw In a World, which I would recommend. (comedy)  Also, 
recently, A Hijacking, another big recommend. (suspense)




 

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation

2013-09-01 Thread Steve Sundur
I know this was just discussed recently.  I generally liked LOTR.  But the part 
that bugged me the most, was playing the city of dead card, where are the 
deads formed an unbeatable army.  GMAFB.

I'm still waiting for my Shmiegal bobble head.  It's been on my Christmas list 
for the last five years.

Oh well.



 From: Michael Jackson mjackso...@yahoo.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 1:29 PM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 


  
That's what sells movies these days or at least that's what the studios think - 
that's what I hated about the butchery Peter Jackson did on the Hobbit and the 
Lord of the Rings - not that the books lack for fight scenes but Jackson (who 
is definitely not a REAL Jackson) had to put a lot of unnecessary violence in 
them just to put butts in seats. 







 From: Steve Sundur steve.sun...@yahoo.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 2:21 PM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 


  
I thought the concept had potential, but shortly after it began, that took a 
back seat to all car chases, and and low orbit chases, and non stop explosions. 
 I can't even recall much about it at this point.  I've kind of erased it from 
my memory.



 From: Bhairitu noozg...@sbcglobal.net
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 11:12 AM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 


  
Well that review will get audiences to the theaters although time is running 
out for a theater view.  Probably the DVD/Bluray release is only a few months 
away.  Sony doesn't waste any time.

Not everyone understands science fiction.  I've written before
  about how few movie reviewers get horror and science fiction
  films.  Of course Elysium is no Bourne Identity because the
  latter is based off books.  But there are a lot of people bashing
  Elysium because they don't like it's message.  The message is
  about now and the 99% vs the 1%.  Elysium is a orbiting community
  where in the future the 1% have moved. Obviously a metaphor of a
  gated community.  Alex Jones bashed the film as being
  anti-white thats because Los Angeles in the future is mostly
  Hispanic.  But geez, California was part of Mexico before it
  became a state.  A Latino ghetto (Damon plays a Latino) sells the
  poverty element better than a white ghetto would have.  Neill
  Blomkamp's prior film was District 9 which was about apartheid. 

On 08/31/2013 10:27 PM, Steve Sundur wrote:

  
Do not, I repeat, do not, see this silly film (Elysium) which has a few 
minutes of an interesting plot at the start but then descends into about an 
hour and a half of the usual shoot  'em crap.  It was a chore to stay through 
the whole thing.  If I knew my wife was as bored as I was, I certainly would 
have suggested we leave.
 
Tonight we saw In a World, which I would recommend. (comedy)  Also, 
recently, A Hijacking, another big recommend. (suspense)






 

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation

2013-09-01 Thread Bhairitu
Actually Michael, it's not selling very well. Hollywood has had a 
disastrous summer.  Spielberg and Lucas even believe it could end 
Hollywood or at least their dumb idea of only financing big blockbusters.


On 09/01/2013 11:29 AM, Michael Jackson wrote:
That's what sells movies these days or at least that's what the 
studios think - that's what I hated about the butchery Peter Jackson 
did on the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings - not that the books lack 
for fight scenes but Jackson (who is definitely not a REAL Jackson) 
had to put a lot of unnecessary violence in them just to put butts in 
seats.






*From:* Steve Sundur steve.sun...@yahoo.com
*To:* FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
*Sent:* Sunday, September 1, 2013 2:21 PM
*Subject:* Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War 
Disinformation


I thought the concept had potential, but shortly after it began, that 
took a back seat to all car chases, and and low orbit chases, and non 
stop explosions.  I can't even recall much about it at this point. 
 I've kind of erased it from my memory.



*From:* Bhairitu noozg...@sbcglobal.net
*To:* FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com
*Sent:* Sunday, September 1, 2013 11:12 AM
*Subject:* Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War 
Disinformation


Well that review will get audiences to the theaters although time is 
running out for a theater view.  Probably the DVD/Bluray release is 
only a few months away.  Sony doesn't waste any time.


Not everyone understands science fiction.  I've written before about 
how few movie reviewers get horror and science fiction films.  Of 
course Elysium is no Bourne Identity because the latter is based off 
books.  But there are a lot of people bashing Elysium because they 
don't like it's message.  The message is about now and the 99% vs the 
1%.  Elysium is a orbiting community where in the future the 1% have 
moved. Obviously a metaphor of a gated community.  Alex Jones bashed 
the film as being anti-white thats because Los Angeles in the future 
is mostly Hispanic.  But geez, California was part of Mexico before it 
became a state.  A Latino ghetto (Damon plays a Latino) sells the 
poverty element better than a white ghetto would have.  Neill 
Blomkamp's prior film was District 9 which was about apartheid.


On 08/31/2013 10:27 PM, Steve Sundur wrote:
Do not, I repeat, do not, see this silly film (Elysium) which has a 
few minutes of an interesting plot at the start but then descends 
into about an hour and a half of the usual shoot  'em crap.  It was a 
chore to stay through the whole thing.  If I knew my wife was as 
bored as I was, I certainly would have suggested we leave.
Tonight we saw In a World, which I would recommend. (comedy) Also, 
recently, A Hijacking, another big recommend. (suspense)













Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation

2013-09-01 Thread Share Long
Steve, I really liked that part about the army of dead kings in LOTR. On a 
symbolic and deeper, allegorical level, it made a lot of sense to me, 
especially given Strider's position as a hidden king. Anyway, hope next 
Christmas Santa pays better attention re bobble head (-:





 From: Steve Sundur steve.sun...@yahoo.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 1:39 PM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 


  
I know this was just discussed recently.  I generally liked LOTR.  But the part 
that bugged me the most, was playing the city of dead card, where are the 
deads formed an unbeatable army.  GMAFB.

I'm still waiting for my Shmiegal bobble head.  It's been on my Christmas list 
for the last five years.

Oh well.



 From: Michael Jackson mjackso...@yahoo.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 1:29 PM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 


  
That's what sells movies these days or at least that's what the studios think - 
that's what I hated about the butchery Peter Jackson did on the Hobbit and the 
Lord of the Rings - not that the books lack for fight scenes but Jackson (who 
is definitely not a REAL Jackson) had to put a lot of unnecessary violence in 
them just to put butts in seats. 







 From: Steve Sundur steve.sun...@yahoo.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 2:21 PM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 


  
I thought the concept had potential, but shortly after it began, that took a 
back seat to all car chases, and and low orbit chases, and non stop explosions. 
 I can't even recall much about it at this point.  I've kind of erased it from 
my memory.



 From: Bhairitu noozg...@sbcglobal.net
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 11:12 AM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 


  
Well that review will get audiences to the theaters although time is running 
out for a theater view.  Probably the DVD/Bluray release is only a few months 
away.  Sony doesn't waste any time.

Not everyone understands science fiction.  I've written before
  about how few movie reviewers get horror and science fiction
  films.  Of course Elysium is no Bourne Identity because the
  latter is based off books.  But there are a lot of people bashing
  Elysium because they don't like it's message.  The message is
  about now and the 99% vs the 1%.  Elysium is a orbiting community
  where in the future the 1% have moved. Obviously a metaphor of a
  gated community.  Alex Jones bashed the film as being
  anti-white thats because Los Angeles in the future is mostly
  Hispanic.  But geez, California was part of Mexico before it
  became a state.  A Latino ghetto (Damon plays a Latino) sells the
  poverty element better than a white ghetto would have.  Neill
  Blomkamp's prior film was District 9 which was about apartheid. 

On 08/31/2013 10:27 PM, Steve Sundur wrote:

  
Do not, I repeat, do not, see this silly film (Elysium) which has a few 
minutes of an interesting plot at the start but then descends into about an 
hour and a half of the usual shoot  'em crap.  It was a chore to stay through 
the whole thing.  If I knew my wife was as bored as I was, I certainly would 
have suggested we leave.
 
Tonight we saw In a World, which I would recommend. (comedy)  Also, 
recently, A Hijacking, another big recommend. (suspense)








 

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation

2013-09-01 Thread Steve Sundur
sure, that part bugged me a little, and then when Gandolf was held prisoner on 
the castle top and turning the butterfly (or dragon fly) into a major 
conveyance, I thought was a little lame, and a little too convenient.
 
but, it is rare to keep a story airtight IMO.
 


 From: Share Long sharelon...@yahoo.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 4:08 PM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
  
 
   
 
Steve, I really liked that part about the army of dead kings in LOTR. On a 
symbolic and deeper, allegorical level, it made a lot of sense to me, 
especially given Strider's position as a hidden king. Anyway, hope next 
Christmas Santa pays better attention re bobble head (-:

 


 From: Steve Sundur steve.sun...@yahoo.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 1:39 PM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
  
  
I know this was just discussed recently.  I generally liked LOTR.  But the part 
that bugged me the most, was playing the city of dead card, where are the 
deads formed an unbeatable army.  GMAFB.

I'm still waiting for my Shmiegal bobble head.  It's been on my Christmas list 
for the last five years.

Oh well.
 


 From: Michael Jackson mjackso...@yahoo.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 1:29 PM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
  
  
That's what sells movies these days or at least that's what the studios think - 
that's what I hated about the butchery Peter Jackson did on the Hobbit and the 
Lord of the Rings - not that the books lack for fight scenes but Jackson (who 
is definitely not a REAL Jackson) had to put a lot of unnecessary violence in 
them just to put butts in seats. 

 


 From: Steve Sundur steve.sun...@yahoo.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 2:21 PM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
  
  
I thought the concept had potential, but shortly after it began, that took a 
back seat to all car chases, and and low orbit chases, and non stop explosions. 
 I can't even recall much about it at this point.  I've kind of erased it from 
my memory.
 


 From: Bhairitu noozg...@sbcglobal.net
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 11:12 AM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
  
  
Well that review will get audiences to the theaters although time is running 
out for a theater view.  Probably the DVD/Bluray release is only a few months 
away.  Sony doesn't waste any time.  Not everyone understands science fiction.  
I've written before about how few movie reviewers get horror and science 
fiction films.  Of course Elysium is no Bourne Identity because the latter is 
based off books.  But there are a lot of people bashing Elysium because they 
don't like it's message.  The message is about now and the 99% vs the 1%.  
Elysium is a orbiting community where in the future the 1% have moved. 
Obviously a metaphor of a gated community.  Alex Jones bashed the film as 
being anti-white thats because Los Angeles in the future is mostly Hispanic.  
But geez, California was part of Mexico before it became a state.  A Latino 
ghetto (Damon plays a Latino) sells the poverty element better than a white 
ghetto would have.  Neill
 Blomkamp's prior film was District 9 which was about apartheid.   On 
08/31/2013 10:27 PM, Steve Sundur wrote:  
  
Do not, I repeat, do not, see this silly film (Elysium) which has a few 
minutes of an interesting plot at the start but then descends into about an 
hour and a half of the usual shoot  'em crap.  It was a chore to stay through 
the whole thing.  If I knew my wife was as bored as I was, I certainly would 
have suggested we leave. 
  
Tonight we saw In a World, which I would recommend. (comedy)  Also, 
recently, A Hijacking, another big recommend. (suspense) 
   
 

Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation

2013-09-01 Thread Bhairitu
We have a welfare program in the US and have had it for years.  My 
parents when I first mentioned it as a kid told me to keep my mouth shut 
about it.  The welfare program I was referring to is the Military 
Industrial Complex.


I haven't used recreational drugs since the early 70s.  Actually even 
stopped using pot about 5 months before starting TM.  But I am opposed 
to laws against it because it is less harmful than alcohol and an 
unreasonable law.  The California state government is trying to blame a 
pot farm for the Yosemite fire.  Well then good reason to legalize it to 
prevent such catastrophes.


Promiscuous sex is the result of a sexually repressed society.  We were 
on our way to solving that and then AIDS showed up.


As for social welfare what are you going to do when there are not enough 
jobs for everyone?  Dubya told us that we would need to work until we 
dropped dead instead of collecting our Social Security (which we paid 
for).  Doing what?  If you are over 50 it is no longer so easy to find a 
job.  In the tech industry it is really bad.  I say stipends for 
everyone and those who want more money can figure out ways to make more.


On 09/01/2013 01:55 PM, s3raph...@yahoo.com wrote:


Re Bhairitu When I went to high school Brave New World and 1984 
were both assigned and no one ever thought that either book was 
selling those dystopian societies as a solution for the future.:



Bertrand Russell reviewing Brave New World asked himself if he 
wouldn't actually prefer the dystopia to the contemporary society he 
lived in. He thought, yes at moments I can make myself think this, 
but I can never make myself feel it. That's the ambiguity I'm 
referring to.   Huxley nailed it when he saw that state welfarism, 
recreational drug use and promiscuous sex would become the norm. As 
the Brave New World option is the one we're steadily moving towards it 
clearly does have enough appeal to have triumphed over other people's 
ideas of a solution to our society's ills.







Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation

2013-09-01 Thread Michael Jackson
A friend of mine who has read LOTR many times claims there is a special place 
in hell for P Jackson for what he did to the character of Faramir




 From: Steve Sundur steve.sun...@yahoo.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 2:39 PM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 


  
I know this was just discussed recently.  I generally liked LOTR.  But the part 
that bugged me the most, was playing the city of dead card, where are the 
deads formed an unbeatable army.  GMAFB.

I'm still waiting for my Shmiegal bobble head.  It's been on my Christmas list 
for the last five years.

Oh well.



 From: Michael Jackson mjackso...@yahoo.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 1:29 PM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 


  
That's what sells movies these days or at least that's what the studios think - 
that's what I hated about the butchery Peter Jackson did on the Hobbit and the 
Lord of the Rings - not that the books lack for fight scenes but Jackson (who 
is definitely not a REAL Jackson) had to put a lot of unnecessary violence in 
them just to put butts in seats. 







 From: Steve Sundur steve.sun...@yahoo.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 2:21 PM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 


  
I thought the concept had potential, but shortly after it began, that took a 
back seat to all car chases, and and low orbit chases, and non stop explosions. 
 I can't even recall much about it at this point.  I've kind of erased it from 
my memory.



 From: Bhairitu noozg...@sbcglobal.net
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Sunday, September 1, 2013 11:12 AM
Subject: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
 


  
Well that review will get audiences to the theaters although time is running 
out for a theater view.  Probably the DVD/Bluray release is only a few months 
away.  Sony doesn't waste any time.

Not everyone understands science fiction.  I've written before
  about how few movie reviewers get horror and science fiction
  films.  Of course Elysium is no Bourne Identity because the
  latter is based off books.  But there are a lot of people bashing
  Elysium because they don't like it's message.  The message is
  about now and the 99% vs the 1%.  Elysium is a orbiting community
  where in the future the 1% have moved. Obviously a metaphor of a
  gated community.  Alex Jones bashed the film as being
  anti-white thats because Los Angeles in the future is mostly
  Hispanic.  But geez, California was part of Mexico before it
  became a state.  A Latino ghetto (Damon plays a Latino) sells the
  poverty element better than a white ghetto would have.  Neill
  Blomkamp's prior film was District 9 which was about apartheid. 

On 08/31/2013 10:27 PM, Steve Sundur wrote:

  
Do not, I repeat, do not, see this silly film (Elysium) which has a few 
minutes of an interesting plot at the start but then descends into about an 
hour and a half of the usual shoot  'em crap.  It was a chore to stay through 
the whole thing.  If I knew my wife was as bored as I was, I certainly would 
have suggested we leave.
 
Tonight we saw In a World, which I would recommend. (comedy)  Also, 
recently, A Hijacking, another big recommend. (suspense)








 

RE: Re: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation

2013-09-01 Thread awoelflebater













RE: Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation

2013-09-01 Thread s3raphita













Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation

2013-08-31 Thread Bhairitu
Have you ever listened to one of his shows or are you reviewing a movie 
without having seen it? :-D


On 08/31/2013 08:38 AM, s3raph...@yahoo.com wrote:


His host, Alex Jones, is a prize idiot though. He was ranting on UK TV 
a short while ago and didn't make a favourable impression. I see he's 
one of those nut jobs who has accused the U.S. government of being 
involved in the Oklahoma City bombing and the September 11 attacks. 
And he believes NASA filmed fake Moon landings and has covered up the 
deaths of thousands of astronauts.




--- In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, noozguru@... wrote:

See, even Russell isn't buying the shit out of the WH.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEDX0EL3dn8





Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation

2013-08-31 Thread Bhairitu
And that host introduces him as a shock jock.  Perhaps you are unclear 
of the meaning shock jock?


Alex's show is very thought provoking and entertaining.  Sure he may be 
anti-abortion and go on pro Jesus rants while other times he would 
fit in just fine discussing consciousness here on FFL.  Politically he 
is all over the board.  He supported our California proposition to label 
GMOs.  He is anti-war unlike many of our conservatives here.  He also 
hosts folks like Ed Asner and Richard Belzer both of whom are liberal.


Personally, I'm glad he stirs things up.  I first started listening to 
his shows via podcast after an apperance on Coast2Coast over ten years 
ago.  That appearance was about his expose on Bohemian Grove.


The US establishment needs a lot of pies thrown in their faces.

On 08/31/2013 09:14 AM, s3raph...@yahoo.com wrote:


He's a motormouth. See:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znxWfhJOP0E



--- In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, noozguru@... wrote:

Have you ever listened to one of his shows or are you reviewing a 
movie without having seen it? :-D


On 08/31/2013 08:38 AM, s3raphita@... wrote:

His host, Alex Jones, is a prize idiot though. He was ranting on
UK TV a short while ago and didn't make a favourable impression. I
see he's one of those nut jobs who has accused the U.S. government
of being involved in the Oklahoma City bombing and the September
11 attacks. And he believes NASA filmed fake Moon landings and has
covered up the deaths of thousands of astronauts.



--- In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, noozguru@... wrote:

See, even Russell isn't buying the shit out of the WH.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEDX0EL3dn8







Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation

2013-08-31 Thread Bhairitu
Jones rants get funny though.  There are definitely some things I don't 
agree with him on. One of them is that Elysium was a racist film.  
Another is that Brave New World was an instruction manual.  He 
actually plays a clip of Huxley and fails to realize Huxley was warning 
of the dangers of a technocracy not endorsing  the idea.  Huxley made it 
clear in Brave New World Revisited.  I pop in on his forum and make 
some corrections but I'm certainly not the only one there doing that. 
Now that they've switched to Disqus (which I call Disgust) I sometimes 
comment on their stories.


You do get why I posted Brand's interview here don't you?

The old format wasn't very easy to navigate on an mobile device. It's 
easier to write a mobile interface and extend it to a desktop usually 
through the use style sheets.  There are some kinks in the Neo design 
however.


On 08/31/2013 06:14 PM, s3raph...@yahoo.com wrote:


Having quite pronounced libertarian tendencies myself, I'm sure I'd 
sympathise with a lot of what Alex Jones says. And I have a soft spot 
for far-out views - even if they are wrong they are usually 
entertaining and can give food for thought. The problem for me is that 
I like people to be calm and collected and make a reasoned case; Jones 
is too much of a ranter for my tastes. I see there are a lot of clips 
on YouTube of Alex Jones's presentations so I'll sample a few and see 
if that changes my mind.



Like you, I like stirring it: Cartoons of Mohammed? Bring it on! 
Richard Dawkins rolling up his sleeves and taking on the Creationists? 
Love it!



PS: can I add my voice to those who are complaining about the new 
Yahoo Groups format. It just doesn't look as inviting as the old 
format. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.




--- In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, noozguru@... wrote:

And that host introduces him as a shock jock. Perhaps you are 
unclear of the meaning shock jock?


Alex's show is very thought provoking and entertaining.  Sure he may 
be anti-abortion and go on pro Jesus rants while other times he 
would fit in just fine discussing consciousness here on FFL. 
Politically he is all over the board.  He supported our California 
proposition to label GMOs.  He is anti-war unlike many of our 
conservatives here.  He also hosts folks like Ed Asner and Richard 
Belzer both of whom are liberal.


Personally, I'm glad he stirs things up.  I first started listening to 
his shows via podcast after an apperance on Coast2Coast over ten years 
ago.  That appearance was about his expose on Bohemian Grove.


The US establishment needs a lot of pies thrown in their faces.

On 08/31/2013 09:14 AM, s3raphita@... wrote:

He's a motormouth. See:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znxWfhJOP0E



--- In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, noozguru@... wrote:

Have you ever listened to one of his shows or are you reviewing a
movie without having seen it? :-D

On 08/31/2013 08:38 AM, s3raphita@... wrote:

His host, Alex Jones, is a prize idiot though. He was ranting
on UK TV a short while ago and didn't make a favourable
impression. I see he's one of those nut jobs who has accused
the U.S. government of being involved in the Oklahoma City
bombing and the September 11 attacks. And he believes NASA
filmed fake Moon landings and has covered up the deaths of
thousands of astronauts.



--- In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, noozguru@... wrote:

See, even Russell isn't buying the shit out of the WH.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEDX0EL3dn8








Re: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation

2013-08-31 Thread Steve Sundur
Do not, I repeat, do not, see this silly film (Elysium) which has a few minutes 
of an interesting plot at the start but then descends into about an hour and a 
half of the usual shoot  'em crap.  It was a chore to stay through the whole 
thing.  If I knew my wife was as bored as I was, I certainly would have 
suggested we leave.
 
Tonight we saw In a World, which I would recommend. (comedy)  Also, recently, 
A Hijacking, another big recommend. (suspense)
 


 From: s3raph...@yahoo.com s3raph...@yahoo.com
To: FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com 
Sent: Saturday, August 31, 2013 10:32 PM
Subject: [FairfieldLife] RE: Russell Brand Blasts Syrian War Disinformation
  
   
 
 Re Jones' rants get funny though.: I'm in favour of funny.

 Re Elysium was a racist film: I haven't seen it yet, Basic plot appeals 
though.

Re Another is that Brave New World was an instruction manual.  He actually 
plays a clip of Huxley and fails to realize Huxley was warning of the dangers 
of a technocracy not endorsing  the idea.: One of my all-time favourite books. 
Be aware though that initially Huxley set out to write a satire of  the dangers 
of technology but as he became engrossed in his creation he was also attracted 
by the appeal of the 24/7 hedonistic lifestyle he portrayed. That ambiguity is 
a major part of what make the book so tantalising. What a true work of prophecy 
that novel turned out to be. I've never been able to decide if the society 
portrayed in Brave New World is a paradise that I would have been truly happy 
in, or, on the contrary, would have been a soul-destroying nightmare. Whichever 
side you come down on you must admit that in the western world we are moving 
ever closer to Huxley's vision. 

--- In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, noozguru@... wrote:
Jones rants get funny though.  There are definitely some things I don't agree 
with him on. One of them is that Elysium was a racist film.  Another is that 
Brave New World was an instruction manual.  He actually plays a clip of 
Huxley and fails to realize Huxley was warning of the dangers of a technocracy 
not endorsing  the idea.  Huxley made it clear in Brave New World Revisited.  
I pop in on his forum and make some corrections but I'm certainly not the only 
one there doing that.  Now that they've switched to Disqus (which I call 
Disgust) I sometimes comment on their stories.  You do get why I posted Brand's 
interview here don't you?  The old format wasn't very easy to navigate on an 
mobile device.  It's easier to write a mobile interface and extend it to a 
desktop usually through the use style sheets.  There are some kinks in the Neo 
design however.  On 08/31/2013 06:14 PM, s3raphita@... wrote:  
  
Having quite pronounced libertarian tendencies myself, I'm sure I'd sympathise 
with a lot of what Alex Jones says. And I have a soft spot for far-out views - 
even if they are wrong they are usually entertaining and can give food for 
thought. The problem for me is that I like people to be calm and collected and 
make a reasoned case; Jones is too much of a ranter for my tastes. I see there 
are a lot of clips on YouTube of Alex Jones's presentations so I'll sample a 
few and see if that changes my mind. 

 
Like you, I like stirring it: Cartoons of Mohammed? Bring it on! Richard 
Dawkins rolling up his sleeves and taking on the Creationists? Love it! 

 
PS: can I add my voice to those who are complaining about the new Yahoo Groups 
format. It just doesn't look as inviting as the old format. If it ain't broke, 
don't fix it. 
  --- In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, noozguru@... wrote:  
And that host introduces him as a shock jock.  Perhaps you are unclear of 
the meaning shock jock?  Alex's show is very thought provoking and 
entertaining.  Sure he may be anti-abortion and go on pro Jesus rants 
while other times he would fit in just fine discussing consciousness here on 
FFL.  Politically he is all over the board.  He supported our California 
proposition to label GMOs.  He is anti-war unlike many of our conservatives 
here.  He also hosts folks like Ed Asner and Richard Belzer both of whom are 
liberal.   Personally, I'm glad he stirs things up.  I first started listening 
to his shows via podcast after an apperance on Coast2Coast over ten years ago. 
 That appearance was about his expose on Bohemian Grove.  The US establishment 
needs a lot of pies thrown in their faces.   On 08/31/2013 09:14 AM, 
s3raphita@... wrote:  
  
He's a motormouth. See: 

 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znxWfhJOP0E
 
  --- In fairfieldlife@yahoogroups.com, noozguru@... wrote:  
Have you ever listened to one of his shows or are you reviewing a movie 
without having seen it? :-D   On 08/31/2013 08:38 AM, s3raphita@... wrote:  
  
His host, Alex Jones, is a prize idiot though. He was ranting on UK TV a 
short while ago and didn't make a favourable impression. I see he's one of 
those nut jobs who has accused the U.S. government of being