renob423 -- was the movie "showgirls" so balls out awsome that it needs a sequal, or such a work of art that no sequal would do justice to the sheer brilliance of that epic masterpiece?
Sequel? Pfft. Showgirls just screams franchise. Got a new former child star wanting to whore up her image? Time for a new Showgirls.
They usually try way too hard to duplicate the magic of the original when they make sequels. Since Showgirls was all about trying way too hard in the first place, a sequel would never be able to achieve the same level of too-hard-trying.
Is there a Citizen Kane 2? Rebel Without a Cause 2? The best artists know when their work is complete. There will be no other Showgirls.
observacious -- Do the bad singers in the first round of American Idol really think they have talent or do they just want to be on TV?
Four years ago, I'd say they thought they could sing. Now? Famewhores.
Given the "everybody wins" nerfball nannyculture we've rutted ourselves in, I guarantee most of those fools think they have real talent.
They're all holding out hope that maybe maybe William Hung wasn't a once-in-a-lifetime thing.
Good singer or bad singer, is there anyone alive who hasn't tried out for American Idol that actually would? Pretty soon all the contestants are going to be like nine years old.
friendship7 -- If you are in an unfamiliar rural area where it is common to wave to a passing car because everyone knows everyone, what do you do?
When in Bumblefuck, do as the Bumblefuckians do.
Don't wave. You want to make sure they know you're an outsider and not at all in line with their podunk smalltown ways.
Don't wave. You might find yourself in the habit of expecting friendly interactions with a strangers.
Wave, if for no other reason than to imagine the people in the other car wondering who the hell you are and whether or not they know you.
htothem -- Why?
Because it seemed like such a good idea at the time.
Because I wanted to come up with a solid excuse why not should it have gone that way.
Because I just flaked, okay? Jeez.
Because I really had no other choice.
soarjubs -- CALLING ALL BUTTPOLICE. WE'VE GOT A BUTT, VA PLATES: BRAVO-UNIFORM-TANGO-TANGO, FARTING ERRATICALLY ALONG THE BUTTWAY IN BUTTVILLE!
Roger that. All units, all units, please be on the lookout for one Butt, described as approximately three feet tall with a broad face and one eye. Last spotted on the Buttville Buttway.
Traffic on the Buttway is butt to butt all the way from the Buttville interchange after this afternoon's erratic farting incident. Alternate routes suggested.
I betcha he was trying to write an email on his buttberry while he was farting. What an asshole.
Haha. Stupid cops. The license plate is EIGHT - U - T - T.
eideteker -- Which is the best Rocky movie, and why?
Rocky. Before all the 80's marketing gimmicks and Cold War propaganda was a solid film about perseverance and the reward of doing your best.
Rocky II. "You're gonna eat lightnin'; you're gonna crap thunder."
Rocky III. "No, I don't hate Balboa. I pity the fool."
Rocky IV. "I vill break you."
subbes -- What's the deal with US Marshals? Really? They're not proper cops, are they? Thanks to this question, I got me a whole lotta learnin' done today. Who knew Marshalls were so interesting?
The Marshals Service is responsible for providing protection for the federal judiciary, transporting federal prisoners (see JPATS), protecting endangered federal witnesses and managing assets seized from criminal enterprises.
No, but apparently they can still form posses, which makes them closest to Old West lawmen as anything, and therefore in my opinion, the most proper cops around.
I guess this is why they make such good movie characters: nobody really knows much about them to dispute or disbelieve.
They're in charge of protecting Americans stationed in Antarctica. That's awesome.
absolutcalm -- I always have a great question at the beginning of the week, yet completely forget my question by Friday: please come up with my question for next week.
Ever heard of post-it notes or anything like that? I mean seriously. Are we really supposed to believe you had a good question and "forgot it" or is it more likely you never had one and are trying to cover up?
If they made a Lord of the Rings versus fighting game (ala Street Fighter 2), what would be some of the special moves available?
If they had made a Citizen Kane 2, what would the tagline be?
Imagine we're all PCs being run by the Big Game in the Sky. On your character sheet, which stat is better, your Intelligence or your Wisdom?
Toys Evan Wishes He Had When He Was a Lad But They Weren't Invented Yet:
What's the proper reaction to people at work who start up comments by giggling and asking if you've ever seen Office Space?
"Yeah, PC Loadletter. I know."
"Once, I think...is that the show with the guy from Anchorman?"
"Omigod! You've seen Office Space too!?!? 'but mine's a Swingline'!!!"
"Offi...no. No I can't say I have."