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#26 OFFLINE   garddog32

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 01:48 PM

...ouya areay goingay ootay getgay iedfray.

[Bonus points if you know what movie that came from]


I don't think you have the quote quite right, but I'm pretty sure you were going for Johnny Dangerously.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 03:15 PM

And they showed Samuel killing Agag the Amalekite king. What they didn't show was that he also killed all the women, children and livestock.


The King James bible in 1 Samuel 15:33 it clearly says that "Samuel hewed Agag in pieces" so it was a bit more than just him killing Agag.
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Posted 13 March 2013 - 09:04 PM

Sounds like the next Tarentino flick...

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 04:52 AM

I don't think you have the quote quite right, but I'm pretty sure you were going for Johnny Dangerously.

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I was trying to remember the scene from "Top Secret!" where pop-star Nick Rivers (Val Kilmer) is on his way to his supposed execution at the hands of the East Germans.

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 12:56 PM

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"The Bible's" depiction of the Devil explains why the show is so popular! Get thee behind me Barackzeebub!

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 03:13 PM

"The Bible's" depiction of the Devil explains why the show is so popular! Get thee behind me Barackzeebub!

The History Channel and the show's creators have responded:

...Responding to the speculation, the History released a statement saying, "History channel has the highest respect for President Obama. The series was produced with an international and diverse cast of respected actors. It's unfortunate that anyone made this false connection. History's 'The Bible' is meant to enlighten people on its rich stories and deep history."

Executive Producers, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey called the connection "utter nonsense." And Downey said, "Both Mark and I have nothing but respect and love for our President, who is a fellow Christian. False statements such as these are just designed as a foolish distraction to try and discredit the beauty of the story of 'The Bible.'"

...The actor's name is Mohamen Mehdi Ouazanni. According to his IMDb page, he has appeared in several religion-focused television-movies, including a 2006 adaptation of "The Ten Commandments" and a 2000 film called "In the Beginning." Burnett and Downey said, "He has previously played parts in several Biblical epics -- including Satanic characters long before Barack Obama was elected as our President."

Glenn Beck has managed to turn "The Bible" into publicity for himself. He's good at that.:rolleyes:

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 05:52 PM

Whether or not the producers put an Obama lookalike in there as the Devil intentionally or not, how could the similarity not be caught way up front? Films are cast meticulously. All angles of the actors' faces are examined, there are screen tests, etc. And NO ONE noticed the resemblance throughout the entire process to the American President? Ridiculous.

I think it's a riot. Obama haters are loving it, and even Obama fans are getting a chuckle out of it. Only the Devil is pissed off, he thinks he looks way more like Robert Guillaume!

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Posted 20 March 2013 - 05:52 PM

Worse than even a typical Syfy movie and special effects to match.

History has done some good stuff lately, but this is just plain embarrassing.
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Posted 20 March 2013 - 06:34 PM

Its ratings don't seem to make the opinions of you and others here matter one bit.

FAITH: I find the lack of it disturbing.

 


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Posted 20 March 2013 - 07:25 PM

Same with rap music. You can fool most of the people most of time.

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Posted 21 March 2013 - 11:47 AM

Worse than even a typical Syfy movie and special effects to match.

History has done some good stuff lately, but this is just plain embarrassing.

Have you seen the ratings for this. Heck NBC would love to have that on there weeknight shows.
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 06:14 PM

Porn gets awesome ratings, too. Very similar production values...

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Posted 23 March 2013 - 03:08 PM

Porn gets awesome ratings, too. Very similar production values...


Imagine the ratings a production of the Bible would get if Hollywood would adequately fund it and treat the subject with respect. This one is succeeding in spite of Hollywood and the networks.
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Posted 23 March 2013 - 03:11 PM

Imagine the ratings a production of the Bible would get if Hollywood would adequately fund it and treat the subject with respect. This one is succeeding in spite of Hollywood and the networks.

At what?

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 12:23 PM

I think if you produced an alternate-reality series in which the South won the Civil War, you'd get killer ratings in the South. Nobody ever went broke pandering to a large-demo, captive audience. That's why half of all movies are targeting males 12-18.

But pandering is generally the enemy of good.

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Posted 24 March 2013 - 11:38 PM

Imagine the ratings a production of the Bible would get if Hollywood would adequately fund it and treat the subject with respect. This one is succeeding in spite of Hollywood and the networks.


At what?


I think he means succeeding at this, from TV by the Numbers:

HISTORY's 'The Bible' Week 3 Delivers 10.9 Million Viewers

HISTORY’S THE BIBLE WEEK 3

DELIVERS 10.9 MILLION TOTAL VIEWERS

#1 SHOW ON TELEVISION SUNDAY NIGHT

Cable Top 25: 'The Bible' Tops Cable Viewership for the Week


HISTORY Wins Week With Cable Primetime Adults 18-49 & With Primetime Total Viewers


I think you would have to call it succeeding. It sure isn't failing, despite the poor production values.
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Posted 30 March 2013 - 02:31 AM

It's succeeding at attracting eyeballs. But then, so does porn.

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Posted 30 March 2013 - 09:53 AM

So far, I've enjoyed it.

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 07:12 PM

NBC has ordered the "sequel" if that's the right term.

 

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