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Obama's tie sure does look like a forked tongue here.

Could the universe be giving us a sign?

Obama = antichrist.


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 5:02 PM
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Neo?
I get more "ring a ding ding, baby!"


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 5:03 PM
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Awesome. This should be put up with the awesome picture of him in a cowboy hat.


Posted by: Ugh | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 5:03 PM
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The matrix was not programmed for smiles.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 5:05 PM
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i liked Will Smith in 'Men in black'
but can't watch Keenu Reeves movies for some reason, so may be i'm the only one here who never saw Matrix


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 5:25 PM
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Neo? Not Morpheus?

Actually he does look almost exactly halfway between Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne.

And this pose/smile is more like Tom Cruise.


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 5:26 PM
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the


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 5:26 PM
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Obama was better in the Blade movies than he was as Morpheus anyway.

However, his remake of The Honeymooners was a total bastardization of a classic piece of Americana.


Posted by: OPINIONATED SWIFT OLD PEOPLE FOR TRUTH | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 5:29 PM
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But he did an incredible job of playing both leads in Bad Boys and Bad Boys II.


Posted by: Ugh | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 5:32 PM
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I liked his earlier, noble black man roles. but he won the Oscar for being a bad guy.


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 5:35 PM
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True, true. On the flip side, some of those lines he said in Rush Hour and Rush Hour II would be very easy to use against him in ads targeted at Asian-Americans...probably one of the things that doomed him in the California primary.


Posted by: OPINIONATED SWIFT OLD PEOPLE FOR TRUTH | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 5:35 PM
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Jesse Jackson may have been frustrated by all the typecasting in things like To Sir With Love, Lilies of the Field, and A Patch of Blue, but he was a pioneer and he made it possible for Obama to do much more interesting and complex roles a generation later.


Posted by: OPINIONATED SWIFT OLD PEOPLE FOR TRUTH | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 5:37 PM
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Well, before that I was sad that Paul Robeson had his heavyweight title taken away, in that movie with darth vader.


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 5:42 PM
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True story: Will Smith turned down the Neo part. (I saw him do a very funny bit about the nerds who tried to explain the role to him.) I think he might have done Wild Wild West instead.

I am grateful to read for preventing me from being the first person to mention Will Smith on this thread.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 6:13 PM
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The joke is over; smell the smoke from all around.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 6:17 PM
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Was Obama's wife the one that did it with that Joe Bob guy in that movie, or is she the one that sang that song that I like?


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 6:53 PM
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i really like Will Smith, young Eddie Murphy, Morgan Freeman
but never liked Denzel Washington's movies though


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 6:57 PM
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read is of course right. Everybody knows that Morgan Freeman is the first black President, when he is not too busy being God.


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 7:03 PM
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18: I'm sure I'm not the first to make this observation, but I haven't seen it: Faced with a country full of deeply ingrained, unavoidable racial stereotypes, Obama has chosen to be the Magic Negro.


Posted by: politicalfootball | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 7:07 PM
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There's yer Pulitzer right there, PF.


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 7:12 PM
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Sorry, already taken
http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/la-oe-ehrenstein19mar19,0,5335087.story


Posted by: Tassled Loafered Leech | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 7:29 PM
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you can't beat Neo

Whoa.


Posted by: Merganser | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 8:34 PM
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I'm wasted, man. I love you guys! I love you all!


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 9:05 PM
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Another maudlin drunk. Maybe that's what we all have in common.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 9:10 PM
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Obama has chosen to be the Magic Negro.

No hard feelings, PF, but I think Rush Limbaugh beat you to that observation a few months ago.

Anyway, to me, this picture proves that Obama is the One.

Maybe that's what we all have in common.

Yeah. Pretty much.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 9:22 PM
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Don't we all have in common the desire to see Karl Rove fed to hogs?

I feel rejected. I thought I'd convinced you guys.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 9:25 PM
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Maybe that's what we all have in common.

Not me.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 9:26 PM
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Pardon. It was David Ehrenstein followed by Rush Limbaugh.

Don't we all have in common the desire to see Karl Rove fed to hogs?

That goes without saying.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 9:29 PM
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can't watch Keenu Reeves movies

Read, you should see Speed. I'm totally serious.


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 9:30 PM
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Another maudlin drunk.

Give in, Ogged. Unlike the rest of the world, booze will never disappoint you.


Posted by: Populuxe | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 9:33 PM
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Speed shows that Los Angeles really should be known for having high buildings requiring elevators and public transportation.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 9:34 PM
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31: Los Angeles has plenty of high buildings and plenty of crappy-ass bus transportation.

Give it that!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 9:36 PM
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Speed i saw, Speed-II also, others i did not
the Matrix for example


Posted by: read | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 9:40 PM
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I know that. I just think it's hilarious that Speed is all about that. My brother-in-law suspects the movie studios were tired of having to film subways in other cities and so pushed to have LA build one.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 9:41 PM
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Another maudlin drunk.

Who said it was all alcohol? Well, a lot of it was -- very nice Pinot!


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 9:44 PM
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34: indeed, have you seen Lethal Weapon (mmmmm could be getting this wrong) 2? There's a scene in the then under-construction subway that features all of the characters marvelling at the fact that LA has a subway.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 9:44 PM
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35: you high on goofballs?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 9:45 PM
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read, check out Constantine. Great performance by the Devil.

or by an actress as the Devil, I suppose.


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 9:49 PM
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I don't remember seeing any of the Lethal Weapon movies, but I do remember seeing a movie with a scene like that.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 9:49 PM
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Not me.

I always knew you were a mean drunk, B.


Posted by: Josh | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 9:50 PM
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39: Lethal Weapon 3 was pretty forgettable.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 9:53 PM
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Constantine was kind of a terrible movie. Alas.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 9:55 PM
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you high on goofballs?

Damn, now you made me paranoid, Sifu.


Posted by: PGD | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 9:55 PM
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Uh, never mind the goofballs?

That's fine, PGD. You don't have to tell anybody about the heroin.

I'm just kidding. I know it's vicodin.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-17-08 9:56 PM
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or by an actress as the Devil, I suppose.

If I remember correctly, the Devil was played by a man. The female antagonist was a (different) fallen angel.

42: I went into it with low expectations, but was pleasantly surprised. A comic book movie based on a non-code-approved anti-hero, revolving entirely around mystical and theological conflicts? With the setting changed from London to Los Angeles for no apparent reason, even though being English is pretty important to the character of Constantine? Starring Keanu Reeves? These are not good signs. But I thought the plot was better than a lot of superhero movies, and if nothing else, I found myself impressed that they were daring enough to give the movie the moral it had: if at first you don't succeed, try, try again -- at killing yourself. Suicide solves all your problems.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 04-18-08 7:52 AM
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Maybe it's wrong, maybe it isn't, but I look at that picture of Obama and think, first and foremost, So hottttttttt.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 04-18-08 7:54 AM
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46 gets it exactly right.


Posted by: Blume | Link to this comment | 04-18-08 8:00 AM
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"Maybe it's wrong, maybe it isn't, but I look at that picture of Obama and think, first and foremost, So hottttttttt."

Politicians who bash universal healthcare are scummy, not hottttttttt.

Spread the word.


Posted by: Petey | Link to this comment | 04-18-08 8:31 AM
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48: Yeah, really.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04-18-08 8:32 AM
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Politicians who bash universal healthcare are scummy, not hottttttttt.

Commenters who snidely get between me and hotttttt are dead, not clever.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 04-18-08 8:38 AM
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McManlyPants, you trust fund scum, why can't you take UHC seriously?


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 04-18-08 8:39 AM
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48: You get around. Did you bring cake? You know the house rules, right?

This time of the year, it's getting to ice cream cake weather. There's a Baskin-Robbins down the street.


Posted by: Po-Mo Polymath | Link to this comment | 04-18-08 8:40 AM
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why can't you take UHC seriously?

Only Petey takes Undead Hillary Clinton seriously.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04-18-08 8:41 AM
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Forget Baskin Robbins; there's got to be a Carvel around here someplace.

I want Fudgie the Universal Health Whale!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-18-08 8:42 AM
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Fudgie the Universal Health Whale!

Obesity may be only correlated with, not causative of, health problems, but that's going a bit too far.


Posted by: peter | Link to this comment | 04-18-08 8:44 AM
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I want Fudgie the Universal Health Fat But Fit Whale!


Posted by: gswift | Link to this comment | 04-18-08 8:47 AM
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Constantine is both awful and features a completely nonsensical ending.


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 04-18-08 8:52 AM
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Fudgie the Brick Shitwhale


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-18-08 8:53 AM
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As trust fund scum I see nothing but a person's hotness for it is the only thing I cannot buy and thus the only thing left to want.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 04-18-08 9:00 AM
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it is the only thing I cannot buy

Dude, if you know where to buy mescaline and have been holding out on me, I'm going to be hurt.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 04-18-08 9:02 AM
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Clearly, Barack Obama is Stephen Black, George Bush is the man with the thistle-down hair, John McCain is King George. I think Hillary Clinton might be Jonathan Strange but I'm not sure. Vinculus might be Reverend Wright, and John Segundas is probably a member of the press, but I don't know who.
This should provide some clarity to my election analysis.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 04-18-08 9:03 AM
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Hotness for mescaline, apo. You know the drill.


Posted by: Robust McManlyPants | Link to this comment | 04-18-08 9:04 AM
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there's got to be a Carvel around here someplace.

When my dad first moved to NJ, my sister and I almost killed ourselves trying to walk to Carvel in a blizzard (we had spent 7 years in the Carvel-free wilderness; we weren't thinking clearly). Turned out that my dad's house is way the fuck far from the strip mall, even though it's a quick drive. Isn't that weird?

Suburbs are fucked, man.


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 04-18-08 9:05 AM
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RMMP I'd never realized you're a seventies supergroup.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 04-18-08 9:05 AM
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Oh, forgot to add that MLK is clearly John Uskglass.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 04-18-08 9:07 AM
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I think Hillary Clinton might be Jonathan Strange but I'm not sure.

Not Mr. Norell? Hiding all the books away . . .


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 04-18-08 9:16 AM
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I was being charitable, but you're absolutely right. While she, by virtue of her firstness is potentially revolutionary, she does not seem to have the desire to open up and explore new worlds.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 04-18-08 10:01 AM
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