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Random thoughts
Things I realize while explaining a procedure to xypher on the phone:

I'll just put that on nature's credit card.

Feeling: working working
Listening to: Spineshank, Slavery

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graye From: graye Date: April 6th, 2004 12:36 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
You actually HAVE the star wars holiday special?

Digitize it!

I've dispaired of ever seeing it
From: graye Date: April 6th, 2004 12:36 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
DESPAIRED


weird

I never spell that wrong
kingfox From: kingfox Date: April 6th, 2004 01:12 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Long ago, a young petemagyar paid some guy for a Star Trek artifact on video, and the convention vendor threw in the Star Wars Holiday Special for free. The Star Trek tape turned out to be blank or ruined in some way, while the Holiday Special was a hilarious instrument of torture.

He'd bring the thing out at parties throughout high school. Many a party, I'd wander away from the crowd to find myself in front of the television watching Imperials watching Jefferson Starship. At drewuniversity, we managed to get a Star Wars fan so dorky that his nickname was Sith to sit in front of the whole thing. He ended up reaching for a drink, as the pain was too much to bear.

I think the only reason I enjoyed Episodes 1 and 2 so much was my repeated viewing of the Holiday Special. Watching the painful dance of the holograms over and over, meester Binks was bearable.

The copy I currently own I actually picked up from the Secret Stash, actually. So it was purchased from Silent Bob. Oh yeah.

Digitizing it would be a bitch, I wonder how huge the file would be. I'd need to include the original commercials of course, and the evening news teaser that South Park once spoofed during a holiday special of their own in a reference so few of us out there caught.
From: graye Date: April 6th, 2004 01:16 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
I'm sure XVid would be an appropriate encoder. You'd probably end up with a 700mb file or so, if you wanted it to be 'DVD quality"***

But I don't think it'd be a big problem. And once you set it free, you could put a torrent up on teh intarweb! soon, the whole world will be laughing at it!


*** crappy video tape quality
kingfox From: kingfox Date: April 6th, 2004 02:26 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
Considering that it's a video tape copied and copied from the original broadcast when you and I were infants, I don't think it needs that much in the way of quality.

You've heard the quote from Lucas about it, I'm sure.
periol From: periol Date: April 6th, 2004 02:03 pm (UTC) (Hard link)
I have yet begun to fight?

I have yet begun to cry or sing?

Not yet begun? Not begun?
kingfox From: kingfox Date: April 6th, 2004 02:25 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Revisionist history in action!

I don't know what you're talking about.
periol From: periol Date: April 6th, 2004 04:09 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: Revisionist history in action!

Grammar God!
You are a GRAMMAR GOD!


If your mission in life is not already to
preserve the English tongue, it should be.
Congratulations and thank you!


How grammatically sound are you?
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kingfox From: kingfox Date: April 6th, 2004 06:25 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: Revisionist history in action!

I got that result too when I first took that quiz, or one like it.

Sometimes I just fly and rush a post out. Like mrfantasy's sig about it being a very period of time. Brainfarts.
periol From: periol Date: April 6th, 2004 06:30 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: Revisionist history in action!

Please. I was less *correcting* and more *curious*. The odds were just as good that you were making some grand, obscure, glorious, existential statement about life or something. I was kind of hoping.

Really now, every guy should cry and sing and fight. Especially if you realize that need while talking to xypher on the phone.
celaeno From: celaeno Date: April 6th, 2004 03:55 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Well while you're at it...

You have yet to put forth the "In the DICTIONARY... in the DICTIONARY" video for me :-D
kingfox From: kingfox Date: April 6th, 2004 06:24 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Already mentioned it...

That's what Riddler Raw is.
celaeno From: celaeno Date: April 6th, 2004 06:37 pm (UTC) (Hard link)

Re: Already mentioned it...

Ahhh, okay :) I didn't realize that's what it went by.
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