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by Mark in Vancouver
Wed Mar 09, 2011 2:13 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: What DVDs should I rent?
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Re: What DVDs should I rent?

Have not the slightest tingling of an intention to see it.
by Mark in Vancouver
Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:47 pm
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Topic: What DVDs should I rent?
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The first one was at least something new. The special effects and Hugo Weaving made it tolerable. Keanu Reeves makes my skin crawl, and couldn't act his way out of kindergarten. The sequels were devastatingly awful.
by Mark in Vancouver
Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:37 pm
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Topic: What DVDs should I rent?
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Re: What DVDs should I rent?

Also, Life in Cold Blood (Attenborough's series on reptiles/amphibians) is now out, and just as stunning as any of his other series.
by Mark in Vancouver
Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:36 pm
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Topic: What DVDs should I rent?
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The DVD for Santa Sangre by Alejandro Jodorowski just got released. 5 hours of bonus material made me extremely happy. It's a film you can't un-watch, and completely over the top disturbing, but as a piece of art, not as a piece of pornographic horror mutilation. My pick of the week, for what it's w...
by Mark in Vancouver
Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: Sensory pores?
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The pores represent a series of sensory canals present in many Cyprinid fishes. My impression is that although they have names, they are not well understood. HH might argue this point. Suffice to say that these parts of Cyprinid fishes are full of blood vessels and highly sensitive. If the barbels a...
by Mark in Vancouver
Mon Jun 07, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: What DVDs should I rent?
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Please just delete them, Jim!
by Mark in Vancouver
Fri May 21, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Fine Food Recipes!
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Outstanding!
by Mark in Vancouver
Wed May 19, 2010 12:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Fine Food Recipes!
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Innovative uses for spam!
by Mark in Vancouver
Tue May 18, 2010 9:07 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: Fine Food Recipes!
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What? No spam in that recipe?
by Mark in Vancouver
Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:20 am
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Topic: What DVDs should I rent?
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Joe Cocker plays every instrument at once... Fabulous air guitar/drums/bass/keyboards!

There's something about the intensity of the performances that runs together really well.
by Mark in Vancouver
Tue Mar 02, 2010 9:42 pm
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Topic: What DVDs should I rent?
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Man, there are so many good moments in that set. In part 2, there's a short scene with Arlo Guthrie talking to the crowd - pure gold. I can easily talk like a pirate, but talking like a true hippie is tough.

The Santana set is still my favourite. Damn, I may have to pull that out again now...
by Mark in Vancouver
Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:55 pm
Forum: Loach Forum
Topic: How fast do clown loaches grow?
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Views: 5544

I'd say you've got a couple of years before they get to that size. Their growth is gradual, but consistent. Just be prepared to change a lot of water, every week, until you're an old person. If you're prepared for the care involved, they're outstanding fish to keep, and it looks like you've got the ...
by Mark in Vancouver
Thu Jan 21, 2010 9:24 pm
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Topic: What DVDs should I rent?
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We have seen the monsters, and they are us. That in itself was worth the price of admission.
by Mark in Vancouver
Thu Jan 21, 2010 7:11 pm
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Topic: What DVDs should I rent?
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Actually, I think it's spelled "praun." I've been thinking about the movie all day. Great special effects, smart script, very dark humour, and utterly original story line - nearly unheard of in modern sci-fi.

I don't know that I'd want to see it again, but all sci-fi fans should have a look at it.
by Mark in Vancouver
Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:54 am
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Topic: What DVDs should I rent?
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Finally saw District 9... What a pleasant (unpleasant) surprise that was! Nasty film, but a great piece of cinema, IMO. I had avoided all the reviews, and had only seen the minimal ad campaign when it came out. I take it that the film bombed in theatres. That was a bloody good bit of sci-fi, IMO. It...