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2012-06-01 08:43:11 AM
#201: American History X?
 
2012-06-01 09:25:04 AM
Oh, Andy.
 
2012-06-01 09:26:05 AM
So, they only got two months added onto their sentence for "criminal damage"?

What about attempting to escape?
 
2012-06-01 12:23:26 PM

Grables'Daughter: So, they only got two months added onto their sentence for "criminal damage"?

What about attempting to escape?


Or having an IQ lower than minerally deficient dirt?
 
2012-06-01 12:24:04 PM
Hey, look. It's a real-life prisoner's dilemma.
 
2012-06-01 12:24:38 PM
I imagine the only part of that movie they got right was the rape
 
2012-06-01 12:25:29 PM
Can someone explain to me the reason why this film seems to rank up there with Star Wars for best dude film ever?

I liked this film and thought it was a good film, but what's the dealio with the passion for this flick?
 
2012-06-01 12:25:35 PM

Grables'Daughter: So, they only got two months added onto their sentence for "criminal damage"?

What about attempting to escape?


FTFA: Silvia Dacre, prosecuting, added insult to injury by describing the dastardly plot as, "so fanciful it was really not a realistic attempt".
 
2012-06-01 12:26:40 PM
Really why not? Well other than the anal rape. But he did make bank and end up in Mexico under a fake name in a time before this drug war shiat.
 
2012-06-01 12:27:05 PM
The judge described it as 'a bit Colditz'

Well, there's the problem. The guys should have spent months fashioning an escape glider out of scraps.
 
2012-06-01 12:27:45 PM

SirEattonHogg: Can someone explain to me the reason why this film seems to rank up there with Star Wars for best dude film ever?

I liked this film and thought it was a good film, but what's the dealio with the passion for this flick?


Well written, well shot, well directed, well acted. I mean it's no Battleship, but it's a pretty good flick.
 
2012-06-01 12:30:39 PM

SirEattonHogg: Can someone explain to me the reason why this film seems to rank up there with Star Wars for best dude film ever?

I liked this film and thought it was a good film, but what's the dealio with the passion for this flick?


I can't believe you're being this obtuse.
 
2012-06-01 12:31:22 PM
CSB: Last summer I replicated the beer scene after helping my Dad put sealant on the garage roof.
 
2012-06-01 12:31:35 PM
But where Andy Dufresne in Shawshank spent decades tunnelling his way to freedom

Fact check much? Andy Dufresne was locked up for less than 20 years. Unless he started digging before he was incarcerated, he didn't spend decades tunnelling anywhere...
 
2012-06-01 12:35:18 PM

The_Original_Roxtar: SirEattonHogg: Can someone explain to me the reason why this film seems to rank up there with Star Wars for best dude film ever?

I liked this film and thought it was a good film, but what's the dealio with the passion for this flick?

I can't believe you're being this obtuse.


It was a great farking movie but alot of the luster wore off for me when I realized how much it ripped off escape from alcatraz.

Both great movies, but shawshank is almost a remake of Alcatraz.
 
2012-06-01 12:38:51 PM

The_Sponge: CSB: Last summer I replicated the beer scene after helping my Dad put sealant on the garage roof.


1.bp.blogspot.com

hotlink
 
2012-06-01 12:39:04 PM

Tat'dGreaser: I imagine the only part of that movie they got right was the rape


About a month ago, I was in Target, and happened to walk by the 'Family DVD' section, which was mostly cartoons and kiddie fare. Right in the middle of all that was Shawshank. I said to myself, "Yep, because The Sisters are wholesome family entertainment."

/CSB
 
2012-06-01 12:42:33 PM
This is whats wrong with this generation. Unwilling to commit to anything that requires work.
What you wanted the guards to just hand you the keys?
 
2012-06-01 12:43:11 PM
Hell, these two didn't even get to the point where they had to crawl "to freedom through five hundred yards of shiat smelling foulness I can't even imagine." Sorely disappointed in comparison to Shawshank.
 
2012-06-01 12:44:26 PM
Great, how I have the theme from The Great Escape stuck in my head...
 
2012-06-01 12:47:23 PM

SirEattonHogg: Can someone explain to me the reason why this film seems to rank up there with Star Wars for best dude film ever?

I liked this film and thought it was a good film, but what's the dealio with the passion for this flick?


It's almost infinitely rewatchable.
 
2012-06-01 12:48:14 PM

buckeyebrain: About a month ago, I was in Target, and happened to walk by the 'Family DVD' section, which was mostly cartoons and kiddie fare. Right in the middle of all that was Shawshank. I said to myself, "Yep, because The Sisters are wholesome family entertainment."

/CSB


They were just teaching him how to tie his shoes
 
2012-06-01 12:48:45 PM

MAYORBOB: Hell, these two didn't even get to the point where they had to crawl "to freedom through five hundred yards of shiat smelling foulness I can't even imagine." Sorely disappointed in comparison to Shawshank.


However, 500 yards isn't the better part of a mile. It's a little over a quarter of a mile.
 
2012-06-01 12:50:18 PM
FTA: chimney breast

Do NOT GIS "chimney breasts".

/i dare you
 
2012-06-01 12:52:20 PM

The_Original_Roxtar: SirEattonHogg: Can someone explain to me the reason why this film seems to rank up there with Star Wars for best dude film ever?

I liked this film and thought it was a good film, but what's the dealio with the passion for this flick?

I can't believe you're being this obtuse.


this^

and in a world of crap films every blue moon when a decent one comes out it is perceived as gold

it was a decently good movie

/guess we'll have to wait around another 10 years for another good one
 
2012-06-01 12:58:42 PM
When I read the headline I assumed it was going to be the part about crawling through a sewer system.

Debeo Summa Credo: It was a great farking movie but alot of the luster wore off for me when I realized how much it ripped off escape from alcatraz.

Both great movies, but shawshank is almost a remake of Alcatraz.


Shawshank is based on a Stephen King novella. Escape from Alcatraz is based (loosely) on a true story, which almost certainly influenced King's book. So it's a bit pointless to say one ripped off the other.
 
2012-06-01 12:58:51 PM

The_Sponge: CSB: Last summer I replicated the beer scene after helping my Dad put sealant on the garage roof.


Did it start with him holding you off the roof by the neck?
 
2012-06-01 01:01:43 PM
Hmmm... its this re-watchability factor that people cite that seems to intrigue me. I was genuinely curious about the reasons why this film strikes a chord. Maybe its the guys sitting around chatting philosophy with no chicks around as characters.

But that said, "My Dinner with Andre" doesn't exactly crack the top 100 list of favorite guy flicks.
 
2012-06-01 01:07:59 PM
i read the article and this thread in "reds" voice
 
2012-06-01 01:09:29 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-06-01 01:11:43 PM

MBooda: FTA: chimney breast

Do NOT GIS "chimney breasts".

/i dare you


upload.wikimedia.org

Horrorfying.
 
2012-06-01 01:12:30 PM

Honest Bender: But where Andy Dufresne in Shawshank spent decades tunnelling his way to freedom

Fact check much? Andy Dufresne was locked up for less than 20 years. Unless he started digging before he was incarcerated, he didn't spend decades tunnelling anywhere...


In the book he was looked up for 27 years, as I recall. In the movie it was 19 years, I think, which would still have to be called decades.
 
2012-06-01 01:14:51 PM

SirEattonHogg: Hmmm... its this re-watchability factor that people cite that seems to intrigue me. I was genuinely curious about the reasons why this film strikes a chord. Maybe its the guys sitting around chatting philosophy with no chicks around as characters.

But that said, "My Dinner with Andre" doesn't exactly crack the top 100 list of favorite guy flicks.


It's because we've all been punished for something we didn't even do, had people not believe us and have had to take matters into our own hands when the system fails.
 
2012-06-01 01:20:36 PM
Silvia Dacre, prosecuting, added insult to injury by describing the dastardly plot as, "so fanciful it was really not a realistic attempt".

The prosecutor said this?

www.myconfinedspace.com
 
2012-06-01 01:22:53 PM
Last summer I replicated the prison gangbang scene after tarring my dad's roof.
 
2012-06-01 01:23:50 PM

malaktaus: Honest Bender: But where Andy Dufresne in Shawshank spent decades tunnelling his way to freedom

Fact check much? Andy Dufresne was locked up for less than 20 years. Unless he started digging before he was incarcerated, he didn't spend decades tunnelling anywhere...

In the book he was looked up for 27 years, as I recall. In the movie it was 19 years, I think, which would still have to be called decades.


come on you can round up one year to two (couple) decades.
 
2012-06-01 01:30:53 PM
Shindler's list?
 
2012-06-01 01:31:40 PM

SirEattonHogg: Can someone explain to me the reason why this film seems to rank up there with Star Wars for best dude film ever?

I liked this film and thought it was a good film, but what's the dealio with the passion for this flick?


It's about hope; the hope that eventually someone will kill your wife so you don't have to.
 
2012-06-01 01:33:23 PM
Steven King Trifecta now in play.
 
2012-06-01 01:38:48 PM

Freakin Rican: malaktaus: Honest Bender: But where Andy Dufresne in Shawshank spent decades tunnelling his way to freedom

Fact check much? Andy Dufresne was locked up for less than 20 years. Unless he started digging before he was incarcerated, he didn't spend decades tunnelling anywhere...

In the book he was looked up for 27 years, as I recall. In the movie it was 19 years, I think, which would still have to be called decades.

come on you can round up one year to two (couple) decades.


1.9 decade. As in, "I spent the last 1.9 decade in prison."
Yeah, that sound correct...
 
2012-06-01 01:39:26 PM
assets.nydailynews.com


/5th one from the front
//with the big, white, mushy butt
 
2012-06-01 01:50:53 PM
Kids now-a-days. They have no stamina. Back in my day, we would be out on the chain gang for 10-12 hours with nothing but water. We'd dig our tunnels in the wee hours of the night with little or no sleep before being taken back out to the chain gangs for our daily beatings and rock crushing. We figured, you either get busy diggin' or get busy dyin'. Better that, then being locked up in a padded room where the wall is covered in something that resembles egg crates except they're soft and spongy, like a twinkie...like a twinkie.

slacktory.com
 
2012-06-01 01:58:41 PM
Finally saw this movie for the first time last night, both the wife and I thought it was very good and lived up to the hype
 
2012-06-01 02:10:42 PM
Sadly, even if they had persevered, their tunnel would have simply led to an another closed environment within the prison walls.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-06-01 02:20:26 PM

ClintBartonWannabe: The_Sponge: CSB: Last summer I replicated the beer scene after helping my Dad put sealant on the garage roof.

Did it start with him holding you off the roof by the neck?



I LOL'd....well played.
 
2012-06-01 02:42:40 PM
Just here to say that the 'Family Guy' parody of this movie brought tears of laughter to my eyes... especially when it makes you realize what a very thin thread of reality the emotional payoff relies on.

That and Cleveland's voice...

//"SHIAATE!"
 
2012-06-01 03:03:23 PM
xihautanejo
 
2012-06-01 03:10:13 PM
why he chose enchilada night.............
 
2012-06-01 03:14:08 PM
Especially not on Burrito Night.
 
2012-06-01 03:24:02 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: Grables'Daughter: So, they only got two months added onto their sentence for "criminal damage"?

What about attempting to escape?

FTFA: Silvia Dacre, prosecuting, added insult to injury by describing the dastardly plot as, "so fanciful it was really not a realistic attempt".


I find this a refreshing exception to the trend towards prosecuting and legislating thoughtcrime, exemplified by this, this, this, and this.
 
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