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Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 8:57 pm
by King Ryan
What....is with all the guys in this city who stop people to tell them some sob story about how they're from out of town and they're car broke down and they lost their wallet and they were in jail for hitch-hiking and they need $20 to take the bus to abbotsford cause they have a cousin who lives there and blah blah blah blah blah? I've lived here like 2 months and I've been stopped like 10 times by people selling this. This is really irritating as I mislike ignoring people but I am tired of being stopped for five minutes on my walk to work to hear some absurd BS story. I even gave in to one guy because he was crying and I wanted him to go away. I guess this happens in all big cities but Jesus Christ.

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:01 pm
by yumphod
they need $20 to make a collect call...wait what

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:25 pm
by aptar
Was it Keith Ballard?

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:26 pm
by King Ryan
I'm going to start carrying treasure maps and I'll just hand them out and say there's a $20 at the X.

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:54 pm
by Ernie
Not trying to sound cold, but if someone tries to get your attention downtown, 95% of the time they're going to do this. Just accept it as how things are and avert your gaze. Don't give them money, cause then you're just giving them a reason to continue.

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:26 pm
by King Ryan
Ernie wrote:Not trying to sound cold, but if someone tries to get your attention downtown, 95% of the time they're going to do this. Just accept it as how things are and avert your gaze. Don't give them money, cause then you're just giving them a reason to continue.


Yeah, I know. It's the 5% I feel bad for, every time I think maybe, just MAYBE they're just asking for directions or something. But no, never. I HATE pretending not to hear people, but I'm just gonna have to deal I guess.

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:28 pm
by aptar
A fun thing to do is to offer to drive them somewhere and watch how quickly their story changes.

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:39 pm
by Ernie
King Ryan wrote:Yeah, I know. It's the 5% I feel bad for, every time I think maybe, just MAYBE they're just asking for directions or something. But no, never. I HATE pretending not to hear people, but I'm just gonna have to deal I guess.


Yeah, that's just the hood you live in though. Not like that outside of downtown. Also, we have trees.

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:53 am
by Defeatist
Get Nazzy to give you some of his Mormon currency.

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Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:58 am
by King Ryan
bahahaha. thats a brilliant idea

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:04 am
by Cao
i've never been stopped by anyone like that but there's a guy who pretends that he's deaf and "sells" sign language pamphlets by handing them to you and then putting his hand out for money

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 3:07 am
by Ernie
hah.

btw if some guy in Gastown asks you to take him to a corner store and buy him food, don't do it. he returns it for cash as soon as you're gone. sneaky fucker.

You CAN get these to give out, however: http://saveonmeats.ca/purchase/

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:08 am
by King Ryan
Cao wrote:i've never been stopped by anyone like that but there's a guy who pretends that he's deaf and "sells" sign language pamphlets by handing them to you and then putting his hand out for money


There are a few of these guys around actually.

You really have to be a cold and cynical fucker to live here. It's perfect for me.

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:31 pm
by Tripwyre
For you UFC fans out there, GSP has just been cast as perhaps the goofiest villain in all of Marvel Comics, Batroc the Leaper, in the upcoming Captain America sequel. I'm not kidding. Georges St. Pierre will be spending some of his rehab time twirling a moustache as this guy:

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Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 6:46 pm
by aptar
Dolla dolla bills yo.

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:47 pm
by Cao
that seems like a poor casting decision

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:52 pm
by Tripwyre
It's actually pretty perfect, Batroc doesn't have any superpowers and is supposed to be the peak of human athleticism. He's a French mercenary / former Olympian. Sounds like GSP to me.

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:58 pm
by aptar
I guess Burr turned them down.

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:04 pm
by Cao
Physically, sure. But GSP has no acting skills. I'm sure they can find an actor with a French background that can bulk up. What about JCVD? Belgian yes, but he's basically Frenh and speaks with an accent.

Just seems like a bit of a publicity stunt. I guess I'll see when the movie comes out.

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:43 pm
by Tripwyre
There's a considerable age difference between GSP and JCVD, maybe you've noticed? There was a time when Van Damme could have passed as the height of athletic ability, but that ship has long sailed. You don't really need acting ability for a role like this so much as charisma. I like watching Georges St-Pierre, even in shitty commercials for online poker sites. He'll do fine.

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:49 pm
by Cao
Tripwyre wrote:There's a considerable age difference between GSP and JCVD, maybe you've noticed? There was a time when Van Damme could have passed as the height of athletic ability, but that ship has long sailed. You don't really need acting ability for a role like this so much as charisma. I like watching Georges St-Pierre, even in shitty commercials for online poker sites. He'll do fine.


Maybe I'm out of it, but the pictures of Batroc make him seem at least middle aged. I think JCVD could do well.

But yeah, it's not like the Marvel movies are supposed to be prime examples of cinema or whatever. So yes, GSP could be fun to watch with a moustache.

Posted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:36 pm
by aptar
What about Gerard Depardieu? Not available?

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:13 am
by Vector
Van Damme was outstanding as the bad guy in Expendables 2 but everytime he took his shades off you saw these horribly puffy eyes. It was...sad.

Posted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:15 am
by Tripwyre
You should see JCVD, his like pseudo-bio-movie. It's really strange and sad and kind of amazing.

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:01 am
by Cao
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Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:02 am
by King Ryan
People watced the expendables 2. Huh.

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 6:26 am
by Vector
King Ryan wrote:People watced the expendables 2. Huh.


And it was fucking awesome. When kind of drunk, with other foreigner friends in Japan, and hadn't seen the first one. Basically was an empty theatre and we just geeked out and riffed on it. Plus, I think I understood Stallone better with the Japanese subtitles.

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:43 am
by Tripwyre
Really? Because the first one SUCKED

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:12 am
by Vector
Tripwyre wrote:Really? Because the first one SUCKED


Watched 45 minutes of the first one after the fact. It misses the whole point of what it should be about. I found Expendables 2 was pretty on the mark. Van Damme as the bad guy, Arnie and Willis riffing on each other, Stallone's speech has gotten so bad he needs subtitles, bad romance, and Dolph Lundgren is in the background of every scene trying to fuck it up. The best part is when they get to the Eastern European village populated by only women who speak near-perfect English except the mistakes they make don't make any sense grammatically.

Posted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:26 am
by Ironchef Chris Wok
the first one IS terrible, but the second one is okay

Posted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 8:43 pm
by SbisaSoSassy
My avatar was censored.

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:19 pm
by Carebear
Wait...where's Kmad?

Posted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:53 pm
by Ironchef Chris Wok
Kmad is spooning with Cao, and he's the inner spoon.

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:28 pm
by Vancouver Blazers
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Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:09 pm
by Cao
david booth and cam barker when they were 10 playing in a tournament in edmonton (gross!)

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go canucks go!

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 7:18 pm
by Zorbane
So Raymond and Garrison played college hockey together #smallworld

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 3:46 pm
by Tripwyre
Pain & Gain is very good.

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 5:29 pm
by Ernie
Michael Bay and the Rock? Sounds like a formula for success.

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:06 pm
by Tripwyre
I spent all morning this morning reading the Miami New Times story that the movie is based on. It's really dark fucked up stuff, and is actually almost more ridiculous than the movie's dramatic changes.

It should be noted that The Rock plays a character who is one part composite of many people who are left out of the movie, one part pure invention of the film, and that he is really ridiculously awesome in it. Just such an idiot, and completely different from anything he's done before.

Here's Part 1 of the three-part article if you want to read about the real-life exploits of the Sun Gym Gang: http://www.miaminewtimes.com/1999-12-23/news/pain-gain/

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:37 pm
by Ernie
The Rotten Tomatoes page for Michael Bay makes me laugh:
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/michael_bay/

Can't think of another director with so much box office success and so much hate from critics. Of course, he keeps on embarrassing himself by making Transformers sequels, so I guess they have some justification for being angry at him for making them watch that crap.

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:44 pm
by Tripwyre
I'm kind of surprised that both Transformers sequels outperformed the original, financially. I thought the first Transformers was a pretty much perfect big dumb summer blockbuster. The other two are total garbage though.

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:47 pm
by Ernie
Yeah, I liked the first Transformers. I watched the 2nd one but there's no way I was going to watch the 3rd one after that. I see that a 4th one is teed up. I guess you can't blame them for basically printing money.

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 6:49 pm
by Tripwyre
Fourth one is basically a fresh start without rebooting. I don't think anyone from the original cast is coming back, and Mark Wahlberg is the star. It could be one of those weird franchises like Fast & Furious that somehow not only manages to just. keep. going. but actually gets way better five movies deep, too.

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:31 pm
by King Ryan
TF3 is the only movie I have ever walked out on twice.

Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 7:52 pm
by SbisaSoSassy
Tripwyre wrote:Pain & Gain is very good.


Just saw it. I was quite impressed.

Posted: Thu May 02, 2013 11:52 pm
by Cao
19nazzy wrote:So I drove across the country earlier this week. Fun times.


why

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 3:21 am
by Cao
better than edmonton

Posted: Fri May 10, 2013 8:49 am
by Killface
Who should I vote for? Promise I'll vote for whoever you guys choose.

Posted: Fri May 10, 2013 10:08 am
by King Ryan
Me.

Write in vote.

Posted: Fri May 10, 2013 1:45 pm
by Cao
Vote for king ryan