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by Eric Martin
Tue Aug 01, 2006 4:30 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: August 2006
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Name: Eric Martin Source: unca20060807.htm Turns out the arresting officer was Jewish, which might explain Mel's non sequitorial rave-up. Maybe he's got some "gaydar" for Jewish people that is especially attuned when he's had too much Mezcal. Mel has just checked himself into rehab. Next stop: Webd...
by Eric Martin
Sun Jul 30, 2006 7:05 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2006
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Mel's usual

Name: Eric Martin Source: unca20060807.htm According to the police report, Mel had a bottle of Cazadores Tequila in a brown paper bag. For those who might like to booze like a world-famous director, here ya go: http://www.beerliquors.com/buy/liquors/cazadores.htm You'd think Gibson would be drinkin...
by Eric Martin
Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:29 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2006
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Name: Eric Martin
Source: unca20060807.htm
You've probably already thought of this, Harlan -- renting a storage facility where you can store/migrate your valuables.

Here's hoping the flames die down. Man, California is taking a beating this year.
by Eric Martin
Sat Jul 22, 2006 3:30 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2006
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Name: Eric Martin
Source: unca20060807.htm
Harlan! Get some a/c installed!

Might as well greet the inferno burning away our last resources.
by Eric Martin
Thu Jul 20, 2006 5:47 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2006
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Name: Eric Martin
Source: unca20060807.htm
Thanks for the update on Deathbird, Harlan.
by Eric Martin
Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:34 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2006
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Name: Eric Martin
Source: unca20060807.htm
>Hmmmmmm, sounds like THE GLASS TEAT & THE OTHER GLASS TEAT are in the republicaiton pipeline<

Speaking of reissues, what happened to Deathbird? I remember months ago Harlan saying the revised manuscript was fed-exed to Subterranean Press.

The good folks over there update their site almost weekly, but they haven't had word one to say about the book. Not a line. Seeing that most of their stable are genre-only names, you'd think they'd be trumpeting the impending release of an Ellison all over their site.

????
by Eric Martin
Tue Jul 18, 2006 5:36 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2006
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Views: 31646

Name: Eric Martin
Source: unca20060807.htm
>and pointing out occasional misspellings is a sign of a doryphore<

Yes, and since we all agree this is irritating and time-consuming, let's also make a group pact to please, please stop self-posting corrections to spelling or grammar errors in one's previous posts. We're an adaptive crew, we got the message the first time.
by Eric Martin
Mon Jul 17, 2006 4:53 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2006
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Name: Eric Martin
Source: unca20060807.htm
I don't know about the radio, but I'm sure he has plenty of duct tape and plastic sheeting, in case some cranky religionist decides to fuzz-bomb Sherman Oaks with borax powder.
by Eric Martin
Sun Jul 16, 2006 4:43 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2006
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Name: Eric Martin
Source: unca20060807.htm
The more people that believe in something, the less likely that it's true.
by Eric Martin
Sat Jul 15, 2006 10:36 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2006
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Views: 31646

Name: Eric Martin Source: unca20060807.htm Took my 8-year old son to Superman Returns last night. We thought it was great, and except for the draggy last 15 minutes, agreed that it was better than Batman Begins or any of the Spidey/X-Men flicks. I looked hard, but couldn't see anything sick or perv...
by Eric Martin
Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:37 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2006
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Name: Eric Martin
Source: unca20060807.htm
If Leary had any moxie he'd offer the blowjobs himself, rather than insult Keira Knightley. He sounds like an ass to me.


by Eric Martin
Wed Jul 05, 2006 8:34 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2006
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Name: Eric Martin
Source: unca20060807.htm
>Eric, swell way to add substance to the discussion, by pissing on the validity of what the poster is passionate about, while saying nada about the topic at hand. <

I wouldn't equate my remarks to "pissing," and anyone who has been here long enough knows my sentiments about comic-book movies, my dear scold.

As far as the topic at hand, what can one say when people are using words like outrage and perverse to discuss an adaptation of one visual art form into another? What does anyone honestly expect from such a commercial process, other then disappointment?

I'm sure the Boston Pops could do a serviceable job presenting the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper album, given a good orchestrator, but why bother? It's like listening to those old Wendy Carlos albums of the symphonic classics on a Moog synthesizer. Ditto watching Kevin Spacey or Liam Neeson riff on comic villians.

I would think that a forum populated by people who have a greater-than-average respect for the written word would see these shameless productions for just what they are...cash-ins on established properties that need to promotion, or modification, or revisitation, or interpretation by movie studios. Eye candy. Time-killers. Flicks to take your kids to, so the wife can go shopping.


So for me, the operative question is not whether or not Brandon Roush is skewed to the gay demographic, but rather what kind of unanswered need foments this Board's obsession with "the movie version?" Isn't the original form enough? And if it isn't, why not? Don't we all have something better to do, than run out to see Spider-Man 3?

Nada enough for ya?

by Eric Martin
Tue Jul 04, 2006 6:57 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2006
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Views: 31646

Name: Eric Martin
Source: unca20060807.htm
>Horrible and sick and perverse<

It's a comic-book movie, dude. Sounds like the funny books are once again being taken a WEE bit too seriously. Or flicks in general, for that matter.

Keith, I'm very sorry about your pal. Hope things will get better for you.
by Eric Martin
Mon Jul 03, 2006 5:00 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2006
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Views: 31646

Name: Eric Martin
Source: unca20060807.htm
>Kevin Spacey as Lex Luthor... but, c'mon, he's no Jack Nicholson.<

Who sure as hell was no Cesar Romero. I'm not sarcasting...the TV actors were MILES ahead of the hambones who came onto the big screen in the Tim Burton etc disasters, slathered in bad make-up and worse special effects. The talented Frank Gorshin schools the mugging Jim Carrey any day. Julie Newmar completely outslinks the awkwardly miscast Michelle Pfeiffer. And Burgess Meredith, a true thespic master, versus Danny DeVito? Gods, how those movies stunk. Even the lesser knowns like Otto Preminger were far better at simple line readings than the current Governor of California. They also all knew HOW to ham, and were much better directed.

And the Batmans? Michael Keaton? Val Kilmer? George Clooney? Ok, Adam West was a bit thick around the mid-riff, and was (and still is) weirdly dorky, but he clicked a lot better than any of those academy award nominees.

I haven't seen the new Supes, but a gay Lex Luthor is hard to swallow (sorry, I'm feeling blue). Hackman's comic turn was cartoonish, sure, but I'm doubting I'll find Kaiser Soze up to the task. And who's the little nancy boy they got for the lead? Shouldn't he be an electric razor model?

But yeah, I'll see it...I see ALL of Frank Langella's flicks!
by Eric Martin
Wed Jun 28, 2006 5:41 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: June 2006
Replies: 221
Views: 85001

Name: Eric Martin
Source: unca20060807.htm
Roger, I'm very sorry for your loss. Strength and peace to you, and all her friends and family.

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