# Thread: The Phantom Menace; Talk Spam Episode 1

1. We can work on that for sure. I'll put it on the "To Do" list.

2. Originally Posted by dwsmith
I worked for Pacific Islands Club on Guam where I was a lifeguard that was responsible for playing in a water park, taking guest sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, snorkeling, archery, etc.
Do you have any exciting stories about being a lifeguard? Ever save someone's life?

@Sherlock - If only Stephen Fry would tweet about MHB. We would get so many views right after that our server would crash. Once we recovered and used all the ad money to buy more bandwidth we would be an overnight success!

I will get one celebrity to tweet about us somehow!

3. Originally Posted by Jameson
Do you have any exciting stories about being a lifeguard? Ever save someone's life?

@Sherlock - If only Stephen Fry would tweet about MHB. We would get so many views right after that our server would crash. Once we recovered and used all the ad money to buy more bandwidth we would be an overnight success!

I will get one celebrity to tweet about us somehow!
I saved a boy. For some odd reasons, Asian parents just let their kids go in the water without any kind of life preserver knowing they can't swim.

One day I saw a Korean dad pick up his kid and drop him in the lap pool. I just sat there thinking are you kidding me. I walked over to the farther looked into the pool with him and I said I think you should get your son he can't swim. How are you drop your kid in to drown and stand right there.

But mainly I saw Korean women wear there tops tied sideways around them instead of over their neck so they wouldn't have a tan line there and then stand up to fast or do something or other which had the top fall all the way down.

When I worked on the beach, I spent more time saying don't stand on the coral in Japanese, Korean, and Chinese. But non one listened and then would come back with serious gashes since the coral was sharp. That is when I took pleasure in applying vinegar to the wounds since they didn't want to listen to me.

4. Originally Posted by Jameson
@Sherlock - If only Stephen Fry would tweet about MHB. We would get so many views right after that our server would crash. Once we recovered and used all the ad money to buy more bandwidth we would be an overnight success!
He once tweeted this video with just the word 'wow' and the views went over a million instantly.

5. Originally Posted by dwsmith
I worked for Pacific Islands Club on Guam where I was a lifeguard that was responsible for playing in a water park, taking guest sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, snorkeling, archery, etc.
I'm curious, how long did you live abroad? I lived in Russia for two years and it has definitely changed a lot of things about me, although we'll see if being back home sort of switches me back to how I was. I hope not. For anyone who's lived abroad, what was it like coming home?

6. Originally Posted by Jameson
I'm curious, how long did you live abroad? I lived in Russia for two years and it has definitely changed a lot of things about me, although we'll see if being back home sort of switches me back to how I was. I hope not. For anyone who's lived abroad, what was it like coming home?
I lived there for a year and have been back here since 2007. I changed for the better with how I look at things now from living there and I haven't changed back. In general, I have been more disgusted with how our citizens act.

7. I'm going to see The Avengers tonight/tomorrow morning at the midnight showing. I'm not a huge fan of these characters - like Iron Man and Thor enough, didn't see Captain America and the rest are new or not people I remember. It's got amazing reviews on IMDB.com so far but it's early. I'm really curious as to how they pull off making all the superheroes look "cool" since some seem to have puny abilities compared to others. Seeing the archer character in his sleeveless shirt that tries to show off his muscles doesn't look good to me so far considering he shoots arrows as his primary weapon. Thor is near god like with his superpowers and refuses to follow laws of physics, like breaking the speed of light. I'm sure the film will look good visually at the very least which is all I can hope for.

Anyone seen this movie yet or plan to?

8. Saw it and it was impressive in general and certainly a success in the genre of comic book movies. The only thing was I was tired and kept spacing out so I don't remember many details but the action scenes were great to watch on the big screen (2d showing, curious how people like 3d?) and surprisingly there were some great comedic moments. If you have to pay $10+ to see a movie then I think this is one to see. Also, the number of previews before a movie is way out of hand. I think we counted eight, although a few were worth watching. I knew that the latest Dark Knight Rises trailer would be in front of The Avengers but the trailer was released online so I'd seen it. The only part I do like about these is listening to everyone comment immediately on the movie to be with such decisiveness. 9. Originally Posted by Jameson Saw it and it was impressive in general and certainly a success in the genre of comic book movies. The only thing was I was tired and kept spacing out so I don't remember many details but the action scenes were great to watch on the big screen (2d showing, curious how people like 3d?) and surprisingly there were some great comedic moments. If you have to pay$10+ to see a movie then I think this is one to see.

Also, the number of previews before a movie is way out of hand. I think we counted eight, although a few were worth watching. I knew that the latest Dark Knight Rises trailer would be in front of The Avengers but the trailer was released online so I'd seen it. The only part I do like about these is listening to everyone comment immediately on the movie to be with such decisiveness.
I didn't like Avengers as much as Thor or some of the other movies. With the other movies, the beginning to end had a nice consistent flow. With Avengers, the beginning seemed very confusing and put together haphazardly.

10. I can't disagree with that but I don't know if I agree either. Like I said I was really tired and fighting the urge to sleep so would zone out until an action seen. They are always kind enough to make the villains wear different clothes or have villainous eyes, so the basic plot is always obvious. They did a better job than I thought of using all the characters in one story that all are lead/main roles in other movies. For some reason I still like the Batman reboot way more than any Marvel movie. My friend told me after the movie that the Hulk is supposedly the strongest hero because he can always get stronger by getting more angry. It seems like Thor has superior abilities in every way to the other heroes but they don't show it like that.

By the way, the Hawkeye character (shoots arrows really well, maybe to annoy them) was what I expected. Camera angles and gadget arrows couldn't make up for this guy looking ridiculous for fighting against anyone really, as well as why he wouldn't be dead within 5 minutes of the opening scene. I've learned asking a real comic book fan of Marvel for explanations can be a big mistake when you end up sitting through a history lesson.

Next movie I'm really looking forward to is The Dark Knight Rises this summer and then Django Unchained in late 2012, which is a Tarantino movie so I am already excited.

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