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Posts posted by JammerLea

  1. 33 minutes ago, Elektra Boogaloo said:

    But Cameron! They used part of your post about champions but cut out the part on David and Goliath! Makes it sound like you are making shit up.

    I am starting a #Justice4Cameron campaign. Please donate.

    I noticed that too! I thought that was a very good example!! I'm backing #Justice4Cameron as well!

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  2. I did get to finish listening to the episode this morning.

    I don't know why, but for some reason I thought the sky-plank that Falco and Publius fell from was an outcropping to redirect water off the building, but I have no idea if that's what it really was or if it fits that style of architecture. Also... where was that place?? It was overlooking a city obviously, but what city? Also was it the same place where Tiberius was holding Lucius? Because I don't remember any high cliffs around where Huo An infiltrated Tiberius' place, nor do I recall seeing any during the final battle. Where the hell was ANYTHING in relation to anything else?? There's absolutely no sense of distance or travel time.

    Also I feel like there might have been a bigger punch for Yin Po's betrayal if he had actually been introduced to us prior to the betrayal. I still don't know who he was.

    This movie's storytelling is just... not there. It's like when someone is telling you some long-winded story about something that happened to them, but they forget details and just try to shove them in randomly as they remember them. I guess the slo-mo would be the story's 'uhh's and 'umm's.

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  3. Oh man, so I was so excited to hear that HDTGM was doing a JACKIE CHAN movie, as I've been working on collecting his films. Except my problem was I didn't have this one. So I called my local CD Exchange to ask for it, and immediately was asked if I listen to HDTGM lmao. And then the copy I picked up didn't work, and I finally got a working copy today and watched it and...

    I dunno, I've seen worse Jackie Chan films.

    The worst for me was the stupid clunky slo-mo and the terrible use of flashbacks. Like some of those flashbacks just being a 4 second view of Adrian Brody sitting?? Okay???

    (Actually anytime Brody was on screen I could not stop thinking about Brodyquest)

    I only had time to listen to half the episode so far, I'll have to finish it tomorrow, but so far it's been an enjoyable listen.

    Small correction though, someone said that during the final battle the falcons came with the Parthians, but they actually were brought by the Han Chinese. Moon's group had one at the beginning of the film when she fought Huo An and lost her veil. It was definitely a Birdemic amount of birds that didn't seem to relate to the amount of falconers.

    Also I'm pretty sure the reason Moon "gives herself" to Huo An is because her face was revealed to him when the veil was lost. I have no idea if there's any actual cultural traditions from ancient China that supports that sort of thing, but it feels like something I've seen in Jackie Chan films before, as well as other Eastern media. It seems pretty bizarre from a Western perspective though. 


    And just to be a show off, here's my current Jackie Chan collection (no, I've not watched them all)




    Sorry to just dump and run...


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  4. Appropriately I listened to this episode while doing basic accounting work at my store.

    I didn't watch the film before listening. I do clearly remember renting all three of the movies on VHS as a kid. I recall feeling uncomfortable at fertilization stuff, but otherwise I remember nothing about any of them. I feel like that might not be unfortunate though.

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  5. 11 hours ago, CameronH said:

    A-one, a-two, a-one, two three, four..."

    I think you mean, "A-one, a-two, a-one, two, three, fuh"

    Sad to hear the new album is not great. I'll probably pass on that one.

    Also, does anyone mind telling me what film the next ep is covering? I've been too busy to listen these past couple weeks. Hoping I get some down time soon...

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  6. 9 minutes ago, grudlian. said:

    If I had to do a top 5, I'd say Mccartney, Ram, Band On The Run, Tug Of War, Flaming Pie which I think are all pretty safe choices.

    I love Tug of War and Flaming Pie. I feel like I really need to get Ram sometime. My roommate got me the re-release of Flowers in the Dirt and I was enjoying that, but haven't listened to it that much yet to really have a strong opinion. I have a few of his albums after Flaming Pie, but I think even with those there's just a couple songs that I really like, and the rest I'm a little eh about.

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  7. 50 minutes ago, taylorannephoto said:

    Has this issue been fixed at all? I've been holding off on listening to the episode cause I usually listen when I don't really have the opportunity to sit and skip ahead and I really don't want to sit with 2 full minutes of ear blowing static.

    It looks like it's fine on Stitcher, but Soundcloud still has the static.

  8. 2 hours ago, grudlian. said:

    I don't know why, but I was crying when he's in that box by himself. And I'm thinking "am I going to spend this entire movie upset?"

    I've seen this multiple times over the years, and I was still ready to cry during that opening song. Also because it's personalized and Huey Lewis is singing directly TO Oliver.

    I ended up watching this twice over the weekend (because my roommate wanted to see it too). I agree that the animation seems inconsistent. Especially during Georgette's song, where her movements and expressions are much more exaggerated and cartoony than almost everything else in the movie. I still love this film though lol

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  9. 3 hours ago, taylorannephoto said:

    I know this is a joke but once someone referred to me as Ms. Photo so I wouldn't think it's impossible for this to be true.

    (FYI my name is not Photo)

    I get called "Lea" a lot. I'm guessing people think "Jammer" is a title instead of the stupid nickname I gave myself online 20 years ago 

    I think I'm gonna watch Oliver and Company tonight, I should have enough time. I will be singing along to everything. 

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  10. Tomorrow we're going to the library and I debated picking up Oliver Twist, because I haven't read it since 10th grade, but idk I might stick to something more fun to read lol (sorry, Dickens). I know this film deviates a LOT from the source material, but I still love the Disney version.

    Also, here's the original McD's Happy Meal commercial for the Oliver & Co finger puppets. Just to get you excited for this delightful story about orphans, organized crime, child labor, and kidnapping.


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  11. On 8/3/2018 at 12:33 PM, Elektra Boogaloo said:

    — The Kwan and Mei Ling scenes were the most uncomfortable for me to watch. I hate when people treat service workers (or were they friends? Wait, that makes it weirder.) like slaves. I was really upset by it. And I was concerned that place they had the food fight might be the same set, which would mean they might have to clean up that mess? I was ready to start a GoFundMe for them.

    I felt really bad for these two characters, but on the other hand, I paid more attention to them than anyone else in this film. They were the only ones I that really felt like characters to me and were relatable from a customer service standpoint. There's always that one person who makes ridiculous requests. I also was concerned that the food fight took place in their kitchen, in which case I was ready to throw down for them.

    5 hours ago, sycasey 2.0 said:

    Much like Jason and June, I stopped paying attention for long stretches of this movie, so perhaps I missed something . . . but why were Pavarotti and Lady Doctor tasked with cooking dinner for some large and seemingly important gathering? This is a rich guy who has people he can easily order around to do stuff for him, right? If he had some special affinity for cooking, it sure didn't show in that scene.

    I only sort of paid attention, but it seemed after that show, when Giorgio is just hanging out with people, he suddenly decides that HE wants to cook for EVERYONE. And that's the other thing that drove me nuts. This is a large crowd, and two people cooking for them seems like way too little to get that much food ready in a reasonable amount of time. But then they proceed to ruin as much of the food as possible with their stupid food fight and I'm just like... you STILL have people WAITING FOR FOOD out there!  Again, maybe this is my customer service background, but WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING??? The manager already told them the guests were getting restless with hunger. Now they're going to be at the least incredibly disappointed, and at the most very very angry.  Just... I don't know... get catering... order some pizzas... something more reliable than two people whose special skills do not seem to include cooking at any other point in the movie.

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  12. Just finished listening to the episode, but I'm at work, so I'm only going to add a short thing right now...

    I looked up a few articles and apparently in Italy seeing nuns themselves is bad luck for being associated with hospitals and cemeteries, and after seeing/passing one you're supposed to touch steel or tell the next person you see "Suora tua" ("Your nun") to pass off the bad luck. I'm not sure how that relates to Giorgio stopping to help the mother superior, but Giorgio is definitely superstitious.

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