Times were different then.
Back then, Duran Duran was producing hits.
Think carefully about what that says about us as a generation, and despair.
The greatest thing about the new hair spray is that it takes away from RIcky Lakes success.
It's like you hear this loud mouth in school for years, you can't get away from it. You get to school in the morning and a screech from a hallway far away pierces your ears unlike anything before. How glass windows didn't break I'll never know. And this happens every day because she had this issue about yelling at the top of her lungs all the time. So she graduates and you say to yourself, atleast I wount see her ever again. Right. And then, and then she's all over the place! I looked up in the sky and said "Good one Murphy."
Thu 12 Jul 2007 06:21:56 AM EDT from fleeb@uncnsrd
I love the brief mention of Effron's role in Hairspray.
No, fleeb, Duran Duran does not make me despair as a generation. It gives me vast amounts of hope.
I just think of the generation before Duran Duran that gave the world disco and the Bee Gees and smile,
and then think of the generation after Duran Duran that gave the world the Spice Girls, Britney Spears, and smile even more.
Eighties music may be cheesy as hell, but it's still a thousand thousand thousand times better than anything disco, and
anything Britney, Spice or Christina.
Long live the eighties. Duran Duran isn't my favourite group, but their music will last far longer than the afore-mentioned.
Ragnar: Thanks, man, that was hilarious!
I always keep thinking of anyone who want to date Arnold Schwarnegger kids or Ving Rhame's kids, or back in the days when Mel Gibson was Lethal Weapon cop, his kids...scare the kids kids who want to date your kids!
My guess is that it's light hearted and entertaining. Exactly what
most people want. A feel good, escapist movie.
the story was awful, the humans were awful, the robots were awful. optimus prime had lips, need i say any more? the battles were edited so that you couldn't tell what was going on, not that you even cared.
i know, what was i expecting? i went because i was a transformers fan. i thought that might make me somehow part of the target audience.
i'm not even getting into how annoying it is how each transformers series is revisionist, etc. and no, i didn't read the comic book (so if you did, really really stay away from this one since it'll only piss you off more).
(oh, and would someone explain to me why the spark only makes decepticons <like cola-tron, the true hero of the wretched abortion of a movie>. doesn't that someone imply that the autobots are actually the upstart trouble makers and the decepticons were the innocent defenders of cybertron? whatever.)
Jul 15 2007 2:20pm from Ladyhawke @uncnsrd
optimus prime had lips??? Ok, the lips part is a just too much...
believe me, the whole was worse than that alone. much worse.
Although, today, I guess they call disco 'house music' instead.
Thankfully, house doesn't bear a lot of resemblance to disco, though I suppose it's the closest fit of all the current dance genres.
--a former genre nazi
I took my boys to see 'Transformers' this last weekend here. It was fun, escapist stuff - the 'lips' thing was a bit wierd, but no biggie.
What REALLY annoyed the heck out of me is how come every friggin' vehicle had the GMC logo on it? (I know, I know, GMC probably poured huge dollars into the movie as a sponsor!) But all the vehicles had the GMC logo, yet the semi-tractor had the 'transformers' logo?!? I was expecting Kenworth, or Peterbilt or Freightliner or Mack, but it was cool seeing the transformers logo on it .(Just for the record, I believe it is a Peterbilt or Kenworth.) So, if the semi-tractor can have the transformers logo, so can the cars and small trucks!
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