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Monday, October 29th, 2012

by admin on October 29, 2012

Early Controversy over the coolness of both speedsuits and Huey Lewis blend smoothly into a discussion with Ryan Fleming about the Revolutionary War, and how its relative lack of sex appeal has prevented it from getting a bunch of kick-ass movies about it. That notion – unattainable sexiness – becomes somewhat of a thematic constant throughout discussions such as: Jeff Goldblum’s latest non-death, people faking Hurricane Sandy pictures, Why the ocean doesn’t get explored with anywhere near the same romanticism and fervor as outer space does, G4 finally, completely flatlines, Windows 8 appears to made itself a very unpleasant taco, and throwing garbage into open volcanoes is probably not the greatest of ideas.


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Dan October 30, 2012 at 9:19 am
Coco October 30, 2012 at 11:11 am

I spent way too much $ getting an education focused on American Colonial History…’cause that shit is super employable.

Re guerrilla warfare, this dude kinda pioneered it. I think there was a disney show about him decades ago so, tbh, I’m kind of surprised modern Hollywood hasn’t made a blockbuster movie yet.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis_Marion

Cort, is probably most accurate in attributing the topic being avoided by Hollywood due to the moral ambiguity of the players involved. By our modern standards, there isn’t really a clear bad guy. A whole bunch of bastards on both sides. Lord Dunmore’s freed-slave army always struck me as one of the most compelling and movie-worthy stories of the time but it doesn’t really cast the patriots in such a good light so it prolly ain’t gonna happen unless the BBC makes a mini-series.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethiopian_Regiment

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Geekoid October 30, 2012 at 2:06 pm

Speed suit to mean ‘unisex’ sporting attire is a 21st century marketing devices. Go back prior to 2000, and Speed suit meant ‘Short sleeved jump suit’. and by prior to 2000, I mean 1970′s.

You know that great scene where Dr. Venture is buying dean a Speed suit? yeah, I was in Dean place in 1970. Except it wasn’t my father, it was my grandfather. Fortunately, my dad brought an end to that nonsense.

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Peg leg Pete November 1, 2012 at 3:25 pm

i think a case could be made for a movie of the Battle of Bunker Hill:

it has elements of a good action movei: aragtag group of American revolutionaries against a more organized, professional army. wave after wave of attacks smashing into the overwealmed defenders. a good “action moie” line (don’t shoot till you see the whites of their eyes). a tragic, but satisfying end (Americans lose, but inflict heavy casualties on the British). Spun through the Hollywood magic machine, it could come out the other side like the American version of 300.

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