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“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#78904 Jan 22, 2013
Sam I Am wrote:
So there's a new show, The Carrier Diaries, that is a prequel to Sex and the City, and it is set in NYC in the '80's, and they are scrubbing the footage of the Twin Towers. I disagree, strongly. Thoughts?
Yeah, WTF? They *existed* then.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#78905 Jan 22, 2013
Who...is cutting onions...in my office?

http://www.cnn.com/video/...

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#78906 Jan 22, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>How would I spoil it? I don't watch anything live except sports
90210 isn't broadcast live.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#78908 Jan 22, 2013
Sam I Am wrote:
So there's a new show, The Carrier Diaries, that is a prequel to Sex and the City, and it is set in NYC in the '80's, and they are scrubbing the footage of the Twin Towers. I disagree, strongly. Thoughts?
Considering that its a new show, your assessment did not sound right. If its filmed now, how would there be any footage of the Twin Towers to scrub? There isn't. I pulled up an article and they have decided not to film any shots that include the current World Trade Center.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope...

Now they ARE saying they did not want to include any shots that would remind anyone about the attacks. Did not want some 16 year old to start crying cause it reminded her about her dad dying, etc...

But regardless of that reasoning, considering that the current WTC in place of the Twin Towers did not exist during the time frame the show is set in, I don't see why this is even a problem.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#78909 Jan 22, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>
90210 isn't broadcast live.
I don't watch any shows based on the broadcast schedule determined by the networks except for sports programming.

There. Fixed it for you.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#78910 Jan 22, 2013
Sgt__Smith wrote:
<quoted text>
I'll let you know if I get out there again.
Definitely!

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#78911 Jan 22, 2013
RACE wrote:
I was out in St Louis last week. Not bitter cold, but enough to remind me of how good I got it!
I was complaining about how cold it's been (35 last night) and the person I was talking to is in Wisconsin. She's like, "yeah,-6 here..."

Since: Jan 10

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#78912 Jan 22, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
Now they ARE saying they did not want to include any shots that would remind anyone about the attacks. Did not want some 16 year old to start crying cause it reminded her about her dad dying, etc...
STUPID. stupid stupid stupid.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#78913 Jan 22, 2013
Sam I Am wrote:
So there's a new show, The Carrier Diaries, that is a prequel to Sex and the City, and it is set in NYC in the '80's, and they are scrubbing the footage of the Twin Towers. I disagree, strongly. Thoughts?
I think it's...disrespectful...to the people who died there, their survivors, and all the people who have been mired in (and died in) two freaking wars that resulted. Also to the American public in general because, you know, we have short memories and that wasn't a big deal to anyone or anything. Stupid freaking Hollywood.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#78914 Jan 22, 2013
EXACTLY!
by that logic, no WWII,Korea,Vietnam,Rambo or MASH movies either!
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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STUPID. stupid stupid stupid.

Since: Jul 10

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#78915 Jan 22, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
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I was complaining about how cold it's been (35 last night) and the person I was talking to is in Wisconsin. She's like, "yeah,-6 here..."
While I was there, people kept warning me about the roads being "sheets of ice" as soon as it dropped down to 30 or 31 degrees. Ummm, no. The roads don't ice over as soon as the air temp drops below freezing.
Nice of them to be concerned for me, but they knew where I'm from so it seemed kind of silly.
I'm not complaining about their concern. Just thought it was funny.
Sam I Am

Knoxville, TN

#78916 Jan 22, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Considering that its a new show, your assessment did not sound right. If its filmed now, how would there be any footage of the Twin Towers to scrub? There isn't. I pulled up an article and they have decided not to film any shots that include the current World Trade Center.
http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/envelope...
Now they ARE saying they did not want to include any shots that would remind anyone about the attacks. Did not want some 16 year old to start crying cause it reminded her about her dad dying, etc...
But regardless of that reasoning, considering that the current WTC in place of the Twin Towers did not exist during the time frame the show is set in, I don't see why this is even a problem.
You could have saved yourself a lot of typing if you read my whole post. The show is set in the '80's. The current WTC didn't exist. The twin towers did.

And I think the worry about a survivor's child is irrelevant. Millions of people have been killed in numerous horrible ways that are shown on TV and in movies every day. What happened at the Twin Towers was horrific, but you do it a disservice, I believe, if you scrub/ignore it.
Sam I Am

Knoxville, TN

#78917 Jan 22, 2013
Mimi Seattle wrote:
<quoted text>
I think it's...disrespectful...to the people who died there, their survivors, and all the people who have been mired in (and died in) two freaking wars that resulted. Also to the American public in general because, you know, we have short memories and that wasn't a big deal to anyone or anything. Stupid freaking Hollywood.
Agreed (in lieu of anonymous icon).

Since: Jan 10

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#78918 Jan 22, 2013
Also, it's insulting to assume that they're all such tender, delicate flowers who haven't coped with the loss of a parent from 11+ years ago. This is the same crap that had a teacher telling me I couldn't read "Kramer v. Kramer" in class (we had 10 minutes of reading in every class in 5-8 grade) because it might upset a kid with divorced parents. Really? A kid lived through a divorce but someone else reading a book about divorce might be too much for him?

Since: Jan 10

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#78919 Jan 22, 2013
Oh, by the way, Nick must have said “meme” in front of others, because he used the word again this past weekend and said it correctly.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#78920 Jan 22, 2013
Sam I Am wrote:
<quoted text>
You could have saved yourself a lot of typing if you read my whole post. The show is set in the '80's. The current WTC didn't exist. The twin towers did.
And I think the worry about a survivor's child is irrelevant. Millions of people have been killed in numerous horrible ways that are shown on TV and in movies every day. What happened at the Twin Towers was horrific, but you do it a disservice, I believe, if you scrub/ignore it.
While I agree with you...

I think Tonka's point about filming is that if they are filming now, there's no way to get current footage of the towers anyway. But I think what we're saying is that they'd use old footage of the skyline, etc.

Did you see the movie Gangs of New York? At the end of the movie, they show a montage of the skyline over the years and you can see the towers come and go. Sure, it's emotional, but it's REAL. It happened.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#78921 Jan 22, 2013
Sam I Am wrote:
<quoted text>
You could have saved yourself a lot of typing if you read my whole post. The show is set in the '80's. The current WTC didn't exist. The twin towers did.
And I think the worry about a survivor's child is irrelevant. Millions of people have been killed in numerous horrible ways that are shown on TV and in movies every day. What happened at the Twin Towers was horrific, but you do it a disservice, I believe, if you scrub/ignore it.
I DID read your whole post and it did not make any sense to me. I interpret "scrubbing" as "editing out".

You said: "it is set in NYC in the '80's, and they are scrubbing the footage of the Twin Towers"

If it is being filmed today, then there is no footage of the twin towers to scrub/edit out. What exactly do you think I did not read?

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#78922 Jan 22, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
But I think what we're saying is that they'd use old footage of the skyline, etc.
Ahh...old footage.

Ok. I get that. Yeah, that's dumb and un-necessary. Seems to me it would make things less authentic.

Additionally, you know how many pizza joints would have to paint over the mural on the wall in the dining area if everyone just started weeping at the site of the twin towers?

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#78923 Jan 22, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Oh, by the way, Nick must have said “meme” in front of others, because he used the word again this past weekend and said it correctly.
Haha! Validation for you.
Sam I Am

Knoxville, TN

#78924 Jan 22, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>I DID read your whole post and it did not make any sense to me. I interpret "scrubbing" as "editing out".
You said: "it is set in NYC in the '80's, and they are scrubbing the footage of the Twin Towers"
If it is being filmed today, then there is no footage of the twin towers to scrub/edit out. What exactly do you think I did not read?
Really? That's you're point? So either you're obtuse or just being argumentative. The point of my post (that everyone else managed to get) was that the show is set in the '80's and they're intentionally omitting the Twin Towers from shots that would have included the Twin Towers at that time. You're picking nits.

Don't be a Mutt, you're better than that.

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