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Message 933423 - Posted: 15 Sep 2009, 2:29:54 UTC

Depending on which edit of the film you watched;

"So this is how democracy dies, with thunderous applause."

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*Some viewers seemed to have a different quote in the same scene;

"So this is how liberty dies, with thunderous applause."
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"Who am I? I'm Susan Ivanova, Commander, daughter of Andrei and Sofie Ivanov. I am the right hand of vengeance, and the boot that is gonna kick your sorry ass all the way back to Earth, sweetheart. I'm death incarnate and the last living thing that you're ever going to see. God sent me."

-- Ivanova in Babylon 5:"Between the Darkness and the Light"



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Message 934023 - Posted: 17 Sep 2009, 15:43:54 UTC
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"...Now it is such a bizarrely improbable coincidence that anything so mindboggingly useful could have evolved purely by chance that some thinkers have chosen to see it as the final and clinching proof of the non-existence of God."

"The argument goes something like this:
'I refuse to prove that I exist,' says God, 'for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing.'

"'But,' says Man, 'The Babel fish is a dead giveaway, isn't it? It could not have evolved by chance. It proves you exist, and so therefore, by your own arguments, you don't. QED.'

"'Oh dear,' says God, 'I hadn't thought of that,' and promptly vanished in a puff of logic.

"'Oh, that was easy,' says Man, and for an encore goes on to prove that black is white and gets himself killed on the next zebra crossing.

"Most leading theologians claim that this argument is a load of dingo's kidneys, but that didn't stop Oolon Colluphid making a small fortune when he used it as the central theme of his best- selling book Well That About Wraps It Up For God.

"Meanwhile, the poor Babel fish, by effectively removing all barriers to communication between different races and cultures, has caused more and bloodier wars than anything else in the history of creation."

-- The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
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Message 934028 - Posted: 17 Sep 2009, 16:38:38 UTC - in response to Message 934023.  

"'Oh, that was easy,' says Man, and for an encore goes on to prove that black is white and gets himself killed on the next zebra crossing.

Which is incredibly funny if you're from the U.K. and a mystery to most of us on this side of the pond.
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Message 934033 - Posted: 17 Sep 2009, 17:04:37 UTC

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Message 934034 - Posted: 17 Sep 2009, 17:08:47 UTC - in response to Message 934028.  

"'Oh, that was easy,' says Man, and for an encore goes on to prove that black is white and gets himself killed on the next zebra crossing.

Which is incredibly funny if you're from the U.K. and a mystery to most of us on this side of the pond.


Here is a clue.
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Message 934037 - Posted: 17 Sep 2009, 17:33:11 UTC - in response to Message 934034.  

"'Oh, that was easy,' says Man, and for an encore goes on to prove that black is white and gets himself killed on the next zebra crossing.

Which is incredibly funny if you're from the U.K. and a mystery to most of us on this side of the pond.


Here is a clue.

I didn't think there was a traffic signal there....
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Message 934040 - Posted: 17 Sep 2009, 17:54:49 UTC

What do you mean you've never been to Alpha Centauri? For heaven's sake, mankind, it's only 4 light years away you know. I'm sorry, but if you can't be bothered to take an interest in local affairs that's your own outlook.

Energise the demolition beams.

I don't know, apathetic bl**dy planet, I've no sympathy at all

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... and we'll be saying a big hello to all intelligent life forms everywhere ... and to everyone else out there, the secret is to bang the rocks together, guys.


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Message 934044 - Posted: 17 Sep 2009, 18:12:22 UTC - in response to Message 934037.  

"'Oh, that was easy,' says Man, and for an encore goes on to prove that black is white and gets himself killed on the next zebra crossing.

Which is incredibly funny if you're from the U.K. and a mystery to most of us on this side of the pond.


Here is a clue.

I didn't think there was a traffic signal there....


Nevermind. Have a Pan-Galactic Gargle Blaster (Youtube) ;D
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Message 934046 - Posted: 17 Sep 2009, 18:27:14 UTC - in response to Message 934037.  

"'Oh, that was easy,' says Man, and for an encore goes on to prove that black is white and gets himself killed on the next zebra crossing.

Which is incredibly funny if you're from the U.K. and a mystery to most of us on this side of the pond.


Here is a clue.

I didn't think there was a traffic signal there....


I think what you have noticed is the Belisha Beacon, introduced by Leslie Hore-Belisha in 1934 to make pedestrian crossings safer.
The yellow ball flashes. Here are a couple of pictures - by day and by night.
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Message 934058 - Posted: 17 Sep 2009, 19:50:32 UTC - in response to Message 934046.  

"'Oh, that was easy,' says Man, and for an encore goes on to prove that black is white and gets himself killed on the next zebra crossing.

Which is incredibly funny if you're from the U.K. and a mystery to most of us on this side of the pond.


Here is a clue.

I didn't think there was a traffic signal there....


I think what you have noticed is the Belisha Beacon, introduced by Leslie Hore-Belisha in 1934 to make pedestrian crossings safer.
The yellow ball flashes. Here are a couple of pictures - by day and by night.

Yes, but.....

The old "walk/don't walk" signals in the UK weren't red and green lights like in the U.S. but were black or white cards.

So, if Man then proved that black was white and white was black, he'd likely be crossing against the signal....

The Belisha Beacon is a good idea, but being yellow it isn't as funny.
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Message 934065 - Posted: 17 Sep 2009, 20:03:49 UTC - in response to Message 934058.  
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So, if Man then proved that black was white and white was black, he'd likely be crossing against the signal...
LoL, I see. No, there's no signal. ( Edit.. Okay..I'll Bite... A zebra crossing, recognised by black/white stripes on the tarmac, is a pedestrian right of way, and cars must stop for all pedestrians at these (without signals). But don't you think that because mankind is capable, since he just reasoned God out of existence despite holding proof he must exist (Babel fish), that the same dodgy reasoning isn't capable of getting him run over on a zebra crossing that gives him right of way under all circumstances?)
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Message 934087 - Posted: 17 Sep 2009, 20:55:50 UTC - in response to Message 934065.  

So, if Man then proved that black was white and white was black, he'd likely be crossing against the signal...
LoL, I see. No, there's no signal. ( Edit.. Okay..I'll Bite... A zebra crossing, recognised by black/white stripes on the tarmac, is a pedestrian right of way, and cars must stop for all pedestrians at these (without signals). But don't you think that because mankind is capable, since he just reasoned God out of existence despite holding proof he must exist (Babel fish), that the same dodgy reasoning isn't capable of getting him run over on a zebra crossing that gives him right of way under all circumstances?)

Sure, pedestrians have the right of way, even when there isn't a proper marked crosswalk (zebra crossing), and hitting a pedestrian is illegal in just about every jurisdiction, no matter what the pedestrian does.

But crossing against the signal isn't smart, and the Man is "at risk" because he's being far, far too clever.

Moral: you can get in big trouble if you overthink the problem.
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Message 934091 - Posted: 17 Sep 2009, 21:01:39 UTC - in response to Message 934087.  
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But crossing against the signal isn't smart, and the Man is "at risk" because he's being far, far too clever.

Moral: you can get in big trouble if you overthink the problem.


ROFL: You know that's easy to do being descended from a crashed spaceship's inhabitants consisting mostly of hairdressers and telephone desanitisers.
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Message 934100 - Posted: 17 Sep 2009, 21:19:14 UTC - in response to Message 934087.  

Sure, pedestrians have the right of way, even when there isn't a proper marked crosswalk (zebra crossing), and hitting a pedestrian is illegal in just about every jurisdiction, no matter what the pedestrian does.


Tell that to the officer who threatened to give my gf's sister a citation for crossing the road and getting hit by a car. She is missing half her teeth and has a smashed uterus from this incident. Absolutely nothing happened to the driver, not even a ticket.
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Message 934102 - Posted: 17 Sep 2009, 21:32:06 UTC - in response to Message 934100.  
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Tell that to the officer who threatened to give my gf's sister a citation for crossing the road and getting hit by a car. She is missing half her teeth and has a smashed uterus from this incident. Absolutely nothing happened to the driver, not even a ticket.
Report it, after the fact, to internal affairs or the fbi. That's called corruption. (it's your duty)
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Message 934107 - Posted: 17 Sep 2009, 21:46:47 UTC - in response to Message 934102.  

Tell that to the officer who threatened to give my gf's sister a citation for crossing the road and getting hit by a car. She is missing half her teeth and has a smashed uterus from this incident. Absolutely nothing happened to the driver, not even a ticket.
Report it, after the fact, to internal affairs or the fbi. That's called corruption. (it's your duty)

It isn't necessarily corruption, it could be incompetence or stupidity.

It's still inexcusable.
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Message 934120 - Posted: 17 Sep 2009, 22:19:25 UTC - in response to Message 934107.  

Tell that to the officer who threatened to give my gf's sister a citation for crossing the road and getting hit by a car. She is missing half her teeth and has a smashed uterus from this incident. Absolutely nothing happened to the driver, not even a ticket.
Report it, after the fact, to internal affairs or the fbi. That's called corruption. (it's your duty)

It isn't necessarily corruption, it could be incompetence or stupidity.

It's still inexcusable.


It's probably too late by now. It happened 8 years ago. I told her to report the officer, but she was too intimidated that she just let it slide since she didn't get the citation.
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Message 934135 - Posted: 17 Sep 2009, 23:21:58 UTC
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Xur and the Kodan Armada: The Last Starfighter

"The Frontier is down"

"Elvira! My Electrics blanked out again, I'm gonna miss My soaps"

"Prepare for Blastoff, Prepare for target practice"

"Greetings Starfighter, You have been recruited by the Star League to defend the Frontier against Xur and the Kodan Armada"


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Last_Starfighter


License plate says: RYLOS
http://www.tombsofkobol.com/films/last-intro-01.html

Actually Atari did make a prototype game and yeah It's the one(and only arcade machine of Its type, there were prototype cartridges for the Atari 400/800 that later were changed to Star Raiders II due to copyright issues with Hollywood, The clone carts sometimes surface on ebay, But You need an Atari 400/800/1200XL/XL/XE/XEGS computer w/an Atari Computer psu and an Atari compatible joystick(Atari ST computers aren't compatible with these carts, wrong cpu), otherwise It won't run). I'm a past master with these computers, But then It's where I started at back in 1980.


http://blog.makezine.com/archive/2007/11/homemade_last_starfighter.html
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Message 934144 - Posted: 18 Sep 2009, 0:46:10 UTC

"Hear that ya slimes, I'm famous" the Last Starfighter
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