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Old 07-06-2007, 05:39 PM   #161
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Joshi, were the adverts in the States like that on all channels? I don't know how they could cope with that, it's bloody rude. I have to say that I too bought a pair of black Converse All Stars trainers after watching iRobot, although to be fair it was probably the work of other films too; In my experience, Converse All Stars are easily the most advertised shoe in films. I still love them, though. And how could they fit chewing gum into a game about being a secret agent? There is such a thing as going too far and making your film/game look cheap.
1) Yes, almost all channels, I guess Americans are just used to it.
2) True, but iRobot had the most blatant advertising of it ("What are those things on your feet?" "Converse All Stars, vintage 2005, you know you want em.") May as well have just been an advert. But yes, I also love em, even though they take about 5 minutes to put them on and take them off.
3)The Cutscenes featured them, the first instance of them I can remember is a radio report of something and the camera is focused on the radio where, sitting in front of it, in plain sight and focus is... a pack of Airwaves. Another instance is during the Hong Kong/New York blackout, we see the City go dark together with a giant blimp advertising... what was it again.. oh yes, Airwaves gum. Which leads me to ask exactly why a bilmp would go dark during a blackout.

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Having said that, I can't help but watch films with a lot of product placement in them and noticing a more true-to-life feeling, making me feel more at home. I know this is what they want. It's working. I don't care.
As long as it doesn't go too far. Back to the Future 2 had a lot of it, but that just enriched the feeling of the future (I'm still waiting for those awesome looking Pepsi bottles)

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Oh, and while we're on the subject, does anyone know whether product placement can exist in song form? I remember watching a film (although I can't remember which one) with that annoying Pizza Hut song in it. I can't remember the context but it may have gone with a scene set in [/i]McDonalds.[/i] I doubt that Kevin Smith would do such a thing, but I also wonder if Chewbacca (or whatever that song is called) was there for advertising reasons (the doubts for this in my mind are huge but I couldn't think of another example)...
Justin Timberlake... "I'm lovin' it". Now the official tune for McDonalds, I haven't seen a bigger instance of someone selling out than that, especially since it seems he simply wrote and sung the song just for McDonalds.

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Old 07-06-2007, 06:49 PM   #162
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I didn't even know Timberlake did that song...

I'm sorry, I wasn't clear, I meant use of song to advertise in films.
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Old 07-06-2007, 08:41 PM   #163
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Well I suppose any advertising jingle, those are still quite huge in the states, I wouldn't be surprised if they were found in movies.

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Old 07-06-2007, 08:55 PM   #164
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I just couldn't handle the gradual downplay of realism and the obvious fact that the writers either hadn't come up with an ending or were still tinkering with ideas, the story got progressively more far fetched as new exciting twists and turns were being added and played around with. They should have quit while they were ahead.
They have come up with an ending - it's just that in the second season, they didn't know if they were going to last for another two seasons or another ten. They couldn't exactly reveal all their answers and then find out they'd been re-commissioned, could they? So they had to drag it out a bit instead of getting on with it, like in season three.


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Old 07-07-2007, 07:59 AM   #165
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And that bugs me. I liked it when they were in a slightly plausible scenario; I haven't watched much of the second season and I haven't watched any of the third season, but if I did, I think it would ruin my experience watching the first one. It's not you, Lost.. it's me.
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Old 07-08-2007, 10:00 PM   #166
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On the topic of "Let's ressurect," how about something ever so slightly Monkey Islandesque?

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Old 07-09-2007, 02:15 AM   #167
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Old 07-23-2007, 02:20 AM   #168
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We kind of let this go.
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Old 07-23-2007, 03:33 AM   #169
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Wait, when did we stop talking about the Bristol Stool Scale?

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Old 07-23-2007, 12:56 PM   #170
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When we realised we weren't all 6.

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Old 07-23-2007, 10:23 PM   #171
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gather up everyone that used to come here 3 years ago.

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It's weird, the faces at the GF forums have nearly completely changed since when I left, and but everyone here looks mostly like the same cast as a year and a half ago. Most of you guys even have the same avatars.


There's no earthly way of knowing which direction we are going. There's no knowing where we're rowing or which way the river's flowing. Is it raining? Is it snowing? Is a hurricane a-blowing? Not a speck of light is showing, so the danger must be growing. Are the fires of hell a-glowing? Is the grisly reaper mowing? Yes, the danger must be growing 'cause the rowers keep on rowing, and they're certainly not showing any signs that they are slowing. AAAGGHHH!!!
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Old 07-24-2007, 09:54 AM   #172
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I don't be changin' my avatar too much me.

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Old 07-25-2007, 06:06 AM   #173
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Old 07-25-2007, 12:07 PM   #174
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I always change my avatar... The last one I remember was a walking mummy. It was a sprite from the Metal Slug series. I used them in my sig too. Hehe

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I was looking for GIFs to find that mummy I was talking about when I found Ulead GIF animator. It's the first GIF animator I have used and I just made (edited) these as a testers:


And now I'm thinking of what to do to the mummy... or whether I should just leave it as it is or not.

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Old 07-26-2007, 07:44 AM   #175
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And now I'm thinking of what to do to the mummy... or whether I should just leave it as it is or not.
You should have Brock Samson urinate on it because we all know that you have to defile a mummy completely or they come back to life.

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Old 07-26-2007, 01:50 PM   #176
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Brock Samson..? Who's that?

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Hmmm, I think I should switch back to my normal Yoda-theme.

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Old 07-27-2007, 02:47 AM   #177
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You know, Brock Samson...from the Venture Bros? Voiced by Patrick Warburton...?


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Old 07-27-2007, 03:13 PM   #178
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Never heard of him, but you can't go far wrong with Patrick Warburton.

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Old 07-28-2007, 04:59 AM   #179
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Unless we're talking about Game Over, that show tanked.

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Old 07-28-2007, 10:17 AM   #180
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Very true (actually the one show I thought about when writing that comment as it did tank), created by the same people who created Futurama, so you'd think it'd have been better.

I actually remember two Futurama commentaries that predicted that show, one for the anthology of interest where Fry wished his life was more like a video game and in the commentary David Cohen said he wanted to do a TV show like that, and then the one with the Lucy Lui bot where he said Lucy Lui enjoyed it so much she said she wouldn't mind doing an animation series.

Shame it all fell apart, it was a good concept, just poorly executed.

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Old 07-29-2007, 04:41 PM   #181
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I've never heard of Ventrure Bros, Patrick Warburton or Game Over. Futurama was pretty good when they were still releasing episodes, but after watching it so much over the years on Sky One (a TV channel in the UK, for anyone who isn't from the UK (the majority of Harbour frequents seem to be from the UK)) there are hardly any jokes which I still find amusing. The 13 new episodes-in-the making should be quite refreshing (if that is still happening..?)
My favourite cartoon is easily South Park which is why I am genuinely really sad that Matt and Trey will probably only do another 10 or so episodes
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Old 07-29-2007, 04:54 PM   #182
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My favourite cartoon is easily South Park which is why I am genuinely really sad that Matt and Trey will probably only do another 10 or so episodes
Bah, its renewed into 2008 with an option to continue after that.
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Old 07-29-2007, 06:22 PM   #183
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I've never heard of Ventrure Bros, Patrick Warburton or Game Over.

Warburton mainly does voices, but he also does some real life acting as well. You'll probably recognize his voice as Joe Swanson from Family Guy, or Kronk from the Emporers New Groove.

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Old 07-31-2007, 12:54 PM   #184
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He was also Puddy in Seinfeld. And The Tick in the short-lived live-action version of The Tick on Fox.

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Old 07-31-2007, 06:04 PM   #185
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Bah, its renewed into 2008 with an option to continue after that.
...r u srs? I thought this was the end of their contract!

And no, I still don't know who you are talking about, never watch any of that stuff apart from Family Guy; and I don't remember who Joe Swanson is.
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Old 07-31-2007, 06:07 PM   #186
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Old 08-02-2007, 03:48 AM   #187
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Old 08-02-2007, 12:12 PM   #188
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Yep. I had always figured you were an ass man though, Eric. Strange.

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Old 08-07-2007, 12:41 AM   #189
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Arrr, let's hear it for the classic oldbies! (Pre-2003)


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Old 08-09-2007, 06:17 PM   #190
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Faviroute stand-up comic?
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Old 08-10-2007, 03:01 PM   #191
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Loads of them, Ed Byrne, Dara O'Briain, Eddie Izzard, Bill Hicks, the list goes on.

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Old 08-12-2007, 04:47 PM   #192
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Don't throw have a paddy, but what about Lee Evans?
(At least I didn't say Peter Kay)

Anyway, I heard about Ricky Gervais's new tour, I wanna see that. Animals and Politics were brilliant and it shocked me that he had never done stand up before.

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Old 08-12-2007, 05:57 PM   #193
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Lee Evans is alright, but despite stand up being his job, I always get the feeling he's really uncomfortable on stage. He does some amazing jokes and great routines, but he just always seems really nervous and it usually takes him a while to get into it and become more relaxed.

That said, he has grown in years, his later stuff has been amazing.

Ricky Gervais is funny, yes, and I do enjoy watching his stand up, but really, if you listen to his radio show you get the same thing and neither are on par with any of the great stand up performers.

Peter kay can be funny when he's not stealing other peoples jokes or falling back on tired old routines (Garlic Bread has gotten a little old now).

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Old 08-14-2007, 11:00 AM   #194
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Peter Kay is really average, though. The main reason for his popularity is his accent.
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Old 09-09-2007, 11:49 AM   #195
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Avoiding all the off-topic responses (pages of them) and addressing the original intention ...

Is this message board resurrected yet?
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Old 09-09-2007, 03:34 PM   #196
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Haven't you been listening, raVen?

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We're not entirely sure. However, it is true that something is happening. And that is more than what we can say for previous months.


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Old 09-12-2007, 11:27 AM   #197
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This thread's appearance is particularly felicitous! My friends, I have returned! After several years of abscence I suddenly remembered this place existed. It makes me happy that its full of people I recognise from the Good Old Days, even if they don't quite remember me.


People who call me 'paranoid' are probably in on the plot.
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Old 09-19-2007, 01:05 PM   #198
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HAY WECLUM BACK MR . FIBBELLS!!!1

Why has this place been so empty over the past month or so? I hope people haven't got lives now...
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Old 09-20-2007, 09:47 AM   #199
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Fullix, I wull oat yaur brein.


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Old 09-21-2007, 02:19 PM   #200
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