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    Why do they insist on the most contrived ways to put in the 'comic drawings from the future' plot device into every season? The rest of the ep was good, but surely the writers can invent better ways to create suspense than that old trick.
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    I thought the scene played out that Widmore was desperate to know if Penny was safe, which is why he gave Desmond the information. I don't think there's an ulterior motive beyond that.
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    I thought it was awesome, they've basically ditched any notion of trying to make the show watchable for the average viewer. It's all just fan-service for the uber Lost watchers now, and that's probably the only way you can tell a story as convoluted as this.
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    Campaign 2008

    I'm an Aussie watching the election intently too. American politics is so much more important to the world than any other country. Though, you have a horrible voting system. In Australia we mark boxes on paper ballots, they're counted by hand on the same day and we have results by 9pm. I saw one U.S voting ballot that required you to connect the head and the arm of an arrow to your candidate of choice, and those ones where you punch holes are just retarded. Anyway, go Obama.
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    Venom's rush-job was the fault of the studio, but Raimi deserves complete blame for the miserable crap that was Spider-Man 3. He was the director of that scene where Emo Peter walks down the street and dances, right?
  6. It was also the victim of some horrible luck, with the injuries to Goldberg and Hart. Putting aside the lack of originality, nWo with Hart/Nash/Hall/Steiner/Jarrett v Goldberg/Sting/Benoit/Sid et al would have been a step-up from anything in 1999.
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    Campaign 2008

    Because New York has more Democrat voters per capita than Texas. Makes sense that you'd favour the states that favour you when selecting a candidate to represent the party. You do it strictly by capita and a red-state Democrat's vote is going to be worth more than any other.
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    Campaign 2008

    Fox News is saying that South Carolina hasn't gone for a 'Democratic President since Jimmy Carter in 1976'. Because there's been so many Democratic Presidents since Jimmy Carter. They must be counting Jed Bartlet and Matthew Santos.
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    I think it would have been better to start the Season with an episode like this. The only problem is you lose the mindfuck twist with Kensei popping up as Adam, but it would have been just as fun to introduce him as Adam in Ep #1 and then reveal him as Kensei in a later episode.
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    Good lord, this show has taken such a turn to the lame. The only compelling storylines are the Group of 12, Noah and the Petrellis. Everything else remotely interesting is ruined by some of the worst dialogue recorded on to film. 'I'm sorry I can't fix your dreams.' - Just kill Micah. Please. Luckily, it had a 619, giving Heroes a one week respite.
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    Booker T Quits WWE

    There is far too much big-name talent on the market for TNA to fuck up. Oh wait. They still will.
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    OAO TNA: Hard Justice PPV Thread

    Freakin' Sting knew Elizabeth was just messing with him when she pretended to be hating on Luger at Starrcade '99. So now, Samoa Joe is dumber than Sting, who is the world's most gullible babyface. Did anyone not see Karen Angle turning heel as soon as the angle started?
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    OAO Raw Thread - July 30, 2007

    Same effect on ratings.
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    WWE General Discussion for August 2007

    Why not a nice old massive stable? Taking aside the shock TV, the Attitude era was powered in part by The Corporation. It gave Austin guys to feud with, gave the rub to Mick Foley when he joined and was kicked out, set the stage for The Rock's heel turn and also feuded with dX and The Undertaker. Look at the nWo, The Hart Foundation, The Alliance, The Horsemen. Say what you will about how those stables ended, they did make some compelling television. RAW needs an over-arching storyline, something beyond Cena's feud of the month.
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    OAO Raw Thread - July 30, 2007

    This is the most beautiful piece of ratings news in a long time. For comparison's sake, here's a WCW Nitro from the 30th of October 2000 that also drew a 2.5. Reno = John Cena.
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    Star Trek XI

    MI:3 didn't lose money at the box office, it performed quite well. It was just the revenue sharing arrangement between Paramount and Cruise/Wagner productions saw Paramount's share reduced, which is why they ended their partnership with Cruise. As for J.J. - he's created/co-created two decent television hits (Alias and Felicity) and 1 mega-hit (Lost). Season 2 was a let-down, but attributing that blame solely on J.J's shoulders (when his involvement is limited compared to Cuse and Lindelof) is a little rough. You mightn't like Armageddon, but it was a successful genre pic that made a pantload of cash. His reputation is that he's one of Hollywood's most creative talents. People don't consider him a genius director, but he has a way of creating some very well-received and unique stuff.
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    I thought it was beautifully shot, beautifully constructed and easily the most boring movie I've seen all year.
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    Bonnie Hammer submitting ideas to Vince

    If this results in a RAW that is actually entertaining and unpredictable, I don't care who she brings back. As cheech said, you can have an Attitude-era style show without all the dumb crap that we remember. Was anybody surprised by this Monday's RAW? Did anything happen that we couldn't have predicted?
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    I also believe if Sting got a clean 3-count over Hogan at Starrcade, it would have been the most perfectly executed angle in modern wrestling. The fact it was kept so hot, with over a year and a half of build (with 2 hours of Nitro to fill every week) is amazing.
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    Can't find a video, but the deal is that the nWo hired a Sting look-a-like to do dastardly stuff. The WCW guys thought it was the real Sting, leading to Sting getting all emo and indecisive. That came to a climax at Fall Brawl '96, when The Fake Sting entered on the nWo side, only for the real Sting to enter next, beat the shit out of Fake Sting and then leave his WCW buddies. It was only really at Uncensored '96, where he took apart the nWo and then pointed the bat at Hogan, that he showed he was with WCW.
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    The OAO TEW/EWR Thread of Fun!

    And be sure to play The Fall mod for TEW07 (available on this page) and the soon-to-be-released After The Fall, made by ME~! As for the up-to-date real world data, yeah, T-Zone is pretty average. It has a lot of fans for the simple fact that is has pretty much every wrestler in the world, but in terms of working with the game itself, 1RC is much better. The 3-Way brand split pretty much dooms the WWE in any game, though.
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    Chris Benoit Dead - Toxicology results released

    Did... did the Ultimate Warrior just make sense?
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    Chris Benoit Dead - Toxicology results released

    I'm pretty sure 'suffocating your wife and seven-year old retarded son' isn't a criteria for inclusion in the HOF.
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    Full SNME Spoilers

    Doink The Clown?!!!
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    But why wouldn't Walt be at Michael's viewing?