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by Heksagon
Sun Nov 05, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: Happy Birthday HarryGoldfarb
Replies: 3
Views: 88

Re: Happy Birthday HarryGoldfarb

Happy Birthday, Harry. I hope you're doing well.
by Heksagon
Fri Oct 06, 2017 2:53 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: 2017 Nobel Prizes
Replies: 15
Views: 329

Re: 2017 Nobel Prizes

FilmFan720 wrote:I agree, but the question Heksagon put out was LIVING.

I did say that, but to be fair, I didn't actually follow that restriction myself either. Sienkiewicz did not live to see Quo Vadis get nominated. :roll:

Singer was still alive when Yentl was released though.
by Heksagon
Fri Oct 06, 2017 1:06 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: 2017 Nobel Prizes
Replies: 15
Views: 329

Re: 2017 Nobel Prizes

Typically The Swedish Academy likes to surprise by awarding the Literature Prize to writers who are unknown to most people, but this time they decide to surprise by giving the Prize to a writer who is well known, but who no one really thought was going to win. Incidentally, Kazuo Ishiguro is the fir...
by Heksagon
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:22 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: 2017 Nobel Prizes
Replies: 15
Views: 329

Re: 2017 Nobel Prizes

Nobel physicist Kip Thorne has some film credentials, as he was involved in developing the concept for Contact and Interstellar, and he was credited as an executive producer for Interstellar. He was also portrayed as a minor character in The Theory of Everything.
by Heksagon
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: Other Film Discussions
Topic: Rare Films - Can anyone help me?
Replies: 33
Views: 675

Re: Rare Films - Can anyone help me?

By coincidence, I have been looking for some of these very same films on Youtube recently...

Thunderbolt, The Big Pond, Escape Me Never and Private Worlds are also available on Youtube, or at least were there recently.

Mister 880 is on DailyMotion.
by Heksagon
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 419
Views: 13281

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

The only thing that needs to be repealed and replaced is the Electoral College, which should have been repealed and replaced by the popular vote decades ago. That I can tell you! More like centuries ago. I can understand why the Electoral College was introduced at the time, but I don't understand w...
by Heksagon
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:47 am
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Cannes 2017
Replies: 41
Views: 2362

Re: Cannes 2017

Oh ok, I didn't realize they changed the rules after No Man's Land.
by Heksagon
Fri Jun 30, 2017 3:30 pm
Forum: 90th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Cannes 2017
Replies: 41
Views: 2362

Re: Cannes 2017

No Man's Land won the foreign language award and had quite a lot of English in it, any idea what would have been the percentage in that one?
by Heksagon
Fri Jun 30, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Other Oscar Discussions
Topic: 2017 Oscar Invitees
Replies: 13
Views: 554

Re: 2017 Oscar Invitees

Well, I'm delighted to see that they're reaching out more to filmmakers who have worked in foreign languages. For that, I will happily give a pass to the invitees with less than impressive CVs.
by Heksagon
Thu Jun 29, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 419
Views: 13281

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

His favorability rating is 10 points lower now than it was on Election Day. Where do you get that information? According Huff's tracker, Trump's favorability rating was in mid-30s for a long time prior to the election. Then, after he got elected, it spiked, presumably because there were people will...
by Heksagon
Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:43 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 419
Views: 13281

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Trump did terribly in polls measuring favorability even before he was elected, so I wouldn't read too much into his currently poor approval rating. A lot of those who "disapprove" of him are Republicans who voted for him anyways out of party loyalty. A smaller, but still significant, amoun...
by Heksagon
Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 419
Views: 13281

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

If it's a bill, then the Governor can veto it. I checked this and it appears you're right. However, I presume that in those states where the constitution permits legislation through referendums, it should theoretically be possible to call for a constitutional convention that way also (although I do...
by Heksagon
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 419
Views: 13281

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Are you sure? Article V only speaks about State Legislatures, the Governors should not matter.
by Heksagon
Tue May 16, 2017 12:36 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 419
Views: 13281

Re: Everything Is Great Again

Sonic Youth wrote:This just in:
Sources say President Trump accidentally submitted a tweet revealing the nuclear code.

Accidentally? What was he trying to do, send it as a private message? /s

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