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What's Better Than It Was 30 Years Ago?

Discussion in 'The OT' started by Rich, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. Apr 2, 2011 #81 of 129
    Rich

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    Been to Times Square recently and seen the "phone zombies" walking around? Used to be you could spot the lunatics, now everybody seems to be mumbling to themselves.

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  2. Apr 2, 2011 #82 of 129
    SayWhat?

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    Next time you're watching a game and 40 or 50,000 people start out with "We will we will rock you" or "We are the champions", remember, that ain't Kid Vanilla Snoop Cool Diddy you're hearin!!!


    'Course as I type this, I'm watching Led Zepplin: The Song Remains The Same" on VH1Cl
     
  3. Apr 2, 2011 #83 of 129
    cj9788

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    LMAO, that reminds me of a hank hill quote

     
  4. Apr 2, 2011 #84 of 129
    Cholly

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  5. Apr 2, 2011 #85 of 129
    armophob

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    And now in 2011...

    1*Katy Perry Featuring Kanye West
    Teenage Dream

    2*Rihanna
    Loud

    3*Cee Lo Green
    F**k You

    4*Lady Gaga
    Born This Way

    5*The Black Eyed Peas
    Just Can't Get Enough

    6*Wiz Khalifa
    No Sleep

    7*Chris Brown Featuring Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes
    Look At Me Now

    8*P!nk
    F**kin' Perfect

    9*Jeremih Featuring 50 Cent
    All About You

    10*Jennifer Lopez Featuring Pitbull
    On The Floor


    I think there may be a standard of crap that spans 30 years here.
     
  6. Apr 2, 2011 #86 of 129
    TheRatPatrol

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    Whats a VCR? :lol:

    I got my first 4 head Hi-Fi stereo VCR in high school.

    Overall, I think technology is better now then it was 30 years ago.
     
  7. Apr 2, 2011 #87 of 129
    Getteau

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    special effects in movies
     
  8. Apr 2, 2011 #88 of 129
    RasputinAXP

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    hey, in his defense Cee Lo Green is an amazing singer and musician.

    And Katy's Perry's got amazing...tracts of land.
     
  9. Apr 2, 2011 #89 of 129
    Laxguy

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    Esp. HD TV! Cell phones, laptops, digital cameras. Food consciousness. Cars.
     
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  11. Apr 2, 2011 #91 of 129
    SayWhat?

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    I'll disagree with that one too. There are no special effects in movies today. Nothing but computer graphics, some kid punching buttons on a keyboard.

    30 years ago, they actually had to do the stunts and artistically create the special effects and illusions in the studio. Yeah, there were occasional flubs, but you could tell it was 'real'. Today's junk looks fake through and through.
     
  12. Apr 2, 2011 #92 of 129
    armophob

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    Cartoons got more realistic?;)
     
  13. Apr 2, 2011 #93 of 129
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    I have to disagree, while you have a point regarding how the effects are created, from a viewing experience would you rather watch an episode of Star Trek:TOS where the alien cities are obviously painted backdrops and the space scenes are plastic models on strings or an episode of Stargate Universe where the CGI is so good the outside shots look real and on the interior shots I cant tell what is real and what is CGI. To get out of the space genre consider Sanctuary. They dont hide the fact it is 99% CGI and the only time it is real obvious is the wide shot of the sanctuary building with the city background
     
  14. Apr 3, 2011 #94 of 129
    cj9788

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    The Special F/X I ever saw and to this day still looke real in an American werewolf in Londo. They did a great job on that
     
  15. Apr 3, 2011 #95 of 129
    SayWhat?

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    They dont hide the fact it is 99% CGI and the only time it is real obvious is the wide shot of the sanctuary building with the city background

    All CGI, intended to be CGI is one thing (eg, Tron)

    But when an otherwise traditional movie or TV show looks like an old Asian low budget kung-fu flick with people and cars flying through the air at unnatural angles for extreme distances or times, well, you get the idea.

    As far as the best I've seen in a space Sci-Fi show, "Babylon 5" takes it hands down.
     
  16. Apr 3, 2011 #96 of 129
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  17. Apr 3, 2011 #97 of 129
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  18. Apr 3, 2011 #98 of 129
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    Timely article ...

    38 years ago he made the first cell phone call
    (CNN) -- Sunday is the anniversary of something that undoubtedly has changed your life.

    Whether for good or for bad is a question only you can answer.

    On this day in 1973 -- on April 3 of that year -- a man did something no one had ever done before.

    You may bless him for it or curse him for it. At this juncture, it hardly matters. The impact of what he did is so enormous that judging it now is almost beside the point.

    The man's name was Martin Cooper. He was 44 at the time.

    He made a cell phone call.

    The world's first. At least the first public one; the cell phone had been tested in the lab, but never tried in the real world.

    "As I walked down the street while talking on the phone," Cooper once told an interviewer, "sophisticated New Yorkers gaped at the sight of someone actually moving around while making a phone call."​

    http://www.cnn.com/2011/OPINION/04/...n=Feed:+rss/cnn_topstories+(RSS:+Top+Stories)
     
  19. Apr 3, 2011 #99 of 129
    TheRatPatrol

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    Yes 60 Minutes did a story on it. Link

    EDIT: And heres a BBC story on him too. Link
     
  20. Apr 3, 2011 #100 of 129
    Rich

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    I haven't listened to music very much since the middle '80s when I got caught up in radio talk shows. From what I hear emanating from my son's room and iPod, it's pretty terrible, but on a par with Heavy Metal and Punk Rock, both of which I avoided.

    Rich
     

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