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Introduction to the weekly episode discussions
« on: April 27, 2013, 08:00:13 PM »
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  • Each week, we (meaning metaldams) will be creating a new thread on this board to start a discussion on one of the 190 Columbia short subjects, in chronological order beginning with Woman Haters.  All members are encouraged to join in the discussions.  (Don't forget that everything you need for reference is on the appropriate episode pages on the site, and once a discussion thread has been started there will be links to it on that episode's page.) 

    There will only be one thread per episode, so the discussions will remain open indefinitely to allow less frequent visitors a chance to participate.

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    Re: Introduction to the weekly episode discussions
    « Reply #1 on: May 06, 2013, 03:32:54 AM »
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  • If you post one short a week that will take 4 years to get through them all.

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    Re: Introduction to the weekly episode discussions
    « Reply #2 on: May 06, 2013, 08:19:45 AM »
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  • If you post one short a week that will take 4 years to get through them all.

    Just under 3 years and 8 months, but who's countin'?   ;)

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    Re: Introduction to the weekly episode discussions
    « Reply #3 on: May 06, 2013, 10:09:18 AM »
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  • If you post one short a week that will take 4 years to get through them all.

    Which will probably mean more discussion the next four years than the last four years.  Try joining in.

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    Re: Introduction to the weekly episode discussions
    « Reply #4 on: May 06, 2013, 10:15:53 AM »
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  • Just under 3 years and 8 months, but who's countin'?   ;)

    Yeah... better than waiting 140 years, 6 months and 17 days for $62 to grow to $500 at the bank. :D

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    Re: Introduction to the weekly episode discussions
    « Reply #5 on: May 27, 2013, 01:58:56 PM »
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  • Sounds like a great idea to revitalize this message board.  I will definitely be participating. 

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    Re: Introduction to the weekly episode discussions
    « Reply #6 on: May 27, 2013, 03:01:51 PM »
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  • Sounds great. Let's get started
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    Re: Introduction to the weekly episode discussions
    « Reply #7 on: August 21, 2013, 08:45:10 PM »
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  • I just want to thank every single one of you who's participating in these discussions.  This has been successful well beyond what I imagined.  I look forward to every Saturday morning or Friday night watching a short, writing about it, and then reading about what you all have to say.  There's been some great posts from you guys, so thank you all.  We're not even 10 percent through yet, so I hope you all hang on for the ride.

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    Re: Introduction to the weekly episode discussions
    « Reply #8 on: August 22, 2013, 11:13:43 AM »
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  • Thank you for heading this up.
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    Re: Introduction to the weekly episode discussions
    « Reply #9 on: September 12, 2013, 10:41:11 AM »
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  • I will be on away this coming week (woo hoo!), so because of my schedule, I have started the DIZZY DOCTORS thread early, and 3 DUMB CLUCKS will be started a day later than usual, the morning of Sunday the 22nd.

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    Re: Introduction to the weekly episode discussions
    « Reply #10 on: September 12, 2013, 10:44:11 AM »
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  • I will be on away this coming week (woo hoo!), so because of my schedule, I have started the DIZZY DOCTORS thread early, and 3 DUMB CLUCKS will be started a day later than usual, the morning of Sunday the 22nd.

    Are you going on vacation, Doug?   ;)

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    Re: Introduction to the weekly episode discussions
    « Reply #11 on: September 12, 2013, 10:47:25 AM »
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  • Are you going on vacation, Doug?   ;)

    North Carolina with my Mom's side of the family the first week, and the second week, minus a Tuesday I have to work (I have to work 11 days a month to make bonuses), I'm just going to stay home and watch movies all day.  It shall be glorious, but alas, two more days of work are still in my way, and I have to actually go minutes after typing this.

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    Re: Introduction to the weekly episode discussions
    « Reply #12 on: September 12, 2013, 10:52:28 AM »
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  • North Carolina with my Mom's side of the family the first week, and the second week, minus a Tuesday I have to work (I have to work 11 days a month to make bonuses), I'm just going to stay home and watch movies all day.  It shall be glorious, but alas, two more days of work are still in my way, and I have to actually go minutes after typing this.

    Ah, vacations!  I remember those.  (Last one I took was when my brother and I drove out to Idaho in July 2006 to visit our Dad.)

    Have fun, and enjoy the time off!   [pie]

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    Re: Introduction to the weekly episode discussions
    « Reply #13 on: September 12, 2013, 07:30:38 PM »
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  • Ah, vacations!  I remember those.  (Last one I took was when my brother and I drove out to Idaho in July 2006 to visit our Dad.)

    You need to get away more Rob! A little time away does wonders. 
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    Re: Introduction to the weekly episode discussions
    « Reply #14 on: September 12, 2013, 08:33:44 PM »
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  • You need to get away more Rob! A little time away does wonders.

    Agree completely! 

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    Re: Introduction to the weekly episode discussions
    « Reply #15 on: September 13, 2013, 07:41:01 AM »
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  • When I was younger I was a real nomad.  I never stayed anywhere more than a year or two at a stretch, and suffered from extreme wanderlust ever Spring.  That came to a screeching halt when we moved out here into the countryside 21 years ago.  I guess it was what I was always looking for.

    I joke about never taking a vacation, or that my retirement plan is an early grave, but I can't really complain.  Physically speaking, I have a very relaxing life.  I live in the peaceful, quiet countryside.  I work from home, at the hours I choose, and it's stuff I love doing, even when I'm under the gun.    My only real "complaint" is that I isolated myself living in the closet for so long, and living out here makes it a bit harder to get more sociable again.  (There is a complete lack of gay bars in my rural county.  Go figure.) 

    I am hoping to finally get my (not so fat) ass to the Fan Club meeting next Spring, though, and finally meeting some of you guys.   ;) 

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    Re: Introduction to the weekly episode discussions
    « Reply #16 on: September 13, 2013, 08:17:57 AM »
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  • I haven't taken vacation in over a year and it's murder. That's because I've been switching jobs. Hopefully, next summer, I can take vacation since I'll be at my current job for over a year by then. I'm going to fight to get a two week vacation....

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    Re: Introduction to the weekly episode discussions
    « Reply #17 on: September 13, 2013, 08:41:42 AM »
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  • I haven't taken vacation in over a year and it's murder. That's because I've been switching jobs. Hopefully, next summer, I can take vacation since I'll be at my current job for over a year by then. I'm going to fight to get a two week vacation....

    Go for it, life's too short, enjoy what you can.  Switching jobs, I mean in this crazy world, that's common these days.  I'm in my mid 30's and I'm working the first job in my life where I'm about to receive a promotion and earn financial incentives for doing a good job.  Every other place I've worked no longer exists either through the entire department being shut down or mergers, so there was never any upward mobility.  Good luck to you.

    I was unemployed from from early May - early December 2012, which is anything but a vacation, but the last time I had a vacation while working was exactly two years ago.  Literally the week after I got back there was a company meeting saying 90 percent of the company was about to be let go within six months.

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    Re: Introduction to the weekly episode discussions
    « Reply #18 on: September 13, 2013, 08:47:13 AM »
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  • When I was younger I was a real nomad.  I never stayed anywhere more than a year or two at a stretch, and suffered from extreme wanderlust ever Spring.  That came to a screeching halt when we moved out here into the countryside 21 years ago.  I guess it was what I was always looking for.

    I joke about never taking a vacation, or that my retirement plan is an early grave, but I can't really complain.  Physically speaking, I have a very relaxing life.  I live in the peaceful, quiet countryside.  I work from home, at the hours I choose, and it's stuff I love doing, even when I'm under the gun.    My only real "complaint" is that I isolated myself living in the closet for so long, and living out here makes it a bit harder to get more sociable again.  (There is a complete lack of gay bars in my rural county.  Go figure.) 

    I am hoping to finally get my (not so fat) ass to the Fan Club meeting next Spring, though, and finally meeting some of you guys.   ;)

    My job is anything but relaxing, but it pays and in less than a year I will be 100 percent debt free and will start saving money.  Unless if I ever start a family, I will probably be opposite of you, living a relatively reclusive life in my twenties but living it up in my forties and fifties.  Why not if I save my money wisely and avoid debt?

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    Re: Introduction to the weekly episode discussions
    « Reply #19 on: September 13, 2013, 07:30:33 PM »
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  • I am hoping to finally get my (not so fat) ass to the Fan Club meeting next Spring, though, and finally meeting some of you guys.   ;)

    If you go next spring you won't meet anyone. The meeting has been changed to every other year so the next meeting isn't till spring of 2015. (Congrats on the weight loss) 
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    Re: Introduction to the weekly episode discussions
    « Reply #20 on: October 10, 2013, 11:15:05 PM »
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  • We did seem to lose a few members but hopefully some of you other regulars could pitch in (yes I'm talking to you).  I think this is a cool idea but there are very few responses in the GOOFS AND SADDLES thread.  Next week's short I'm REALLY looking forward to discussing, but if we continue to get minimal responses for another month or so, I will close this due to lack of enthusiasm, which quite frankly would be pretty lame.  Hopefully you numbskulls will join in, give you an extra excuse to watch the shorts, at least.

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    Re: Introduction to the weekly episode discussions
    « Reply #21 on: October 15, 2013, 09:51:28 PM »
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  • The weekly discussion's possible end has been exaggerated.  Thanks to you guys contributing.  While I still would like to see a few more people involved, we got just enough now to make it worth it, so let's keep it up and get to 190.....and then features and solo shorts...maybe cartoons, and then some of the random stuff in the filmography where Derita was suspected to wolf down the matzoh balls at the catering table.

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    Re: Introduction to the weekly episode discussions
    « Reply #22 on: October 15, 2013, 10:43:20 PM »
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  • Yes, please keep it open. Hopefully more participation will commence as time goes by.
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    Re: Introduction to the weekly episode discussions
    « Reply #23 on: October 16, 2013, 03:01:49 AM »
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  • The weekly discussion's possible end has been exaggerated.  Thanks to you guys contributing.  While I still would like to see a few more people involved, we got just enough now to make it worth it, so let's keep it up and get to 190.....and then features and solo shorts...maybe cartoons, and then some of the random stuff in the filmography where Derita was suspected to wolf down the matzoh balls at the catering table.

    That part about Derita was funny.

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    « Reply #24 on: October 16, 2013, 08:51:25 AM »
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  • That part about Derita was funny.

    Thanks.