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(LA Times)   Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" opens in theaters, despite the fact that Lincoln historically doesn't do well in theaters   (latimes.com) divider line 115
    More: Spiffy, Daniel Day Lewis, Steven Spielberg, human beings, theaters, costume designers, Team of Rivals, James Spader, Doris Kearns Goodwin  
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2012-11-13 08:17:36 AM  
+1 Well Played, Subby.
 
2012-11-13 08:21:31 AM  
A blonde walks into the police department looking for a job. The officer wants to

ask her a few questions....

Officer: What's 2+2?

Blonde: Ummmmm... 4!

Officer: What's the square root of 100?

Blonde: Ummmm... 10!

Officer: Good! Now, who killed Abraham Lincoln?

Blonde: Ummmm... I dunno.

Officer: Well, you can go home and think about it. Come back tomorrow.

The blonde goes home and calls up one of her friends, who asks her if she got

the job. The blonde says, excitedly, "Not only did I get the job, I'm already

working on a murder case!"
 
2012-11-13 08:23:20 AM  
Nice!

/+1
 
2012-11-13 08:46:24 AM  

gopher321: A blonde walks into the police department looking for a job. The officer wants to

ask her a few questions....

Officer: What's 2+2?

Blonde: Ummmmm... 4!

Officer: What's the square root of 100?

Blonde: Ummmm... 10!

Officer: Good! Now, who killed Abraham Lincoln?

Blonde: Ummmm... I dunno.

Officer: Well, you can go home and think about it. Come back tomorrow.

The blonde goes home and calls up one of her friends, who asks her if she got

the job. The blonde says, excitedly, "Not only did I get the job, I'm already

working on a murder case!"


Hah!
 
2012-11-13 09:25:23 AM  
Too soon, can't do Lincoln yet...
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2012-11-13 09:30:11 AM  
+1 subby. Best headline I've seen in a while.
 
2012-11-13 09:30:11 AM  
I love me some subby... +11
 
2012-11-13 09:30:45 AM  
I hope some James Holmes-type doesn't get any ideas.
 
2012-11-13 09:30:57 AM  
The only disappointing thing about the movie is that Spielberg downplayed Lincoln's years hunting vampires.
 
2012-11-13 09:31:42 AM  
Letterman did it.
 
2012-11-13 09:32:09 AM  
[slowclap.gif]

+1
 
2012-11-13 09:32:29 AM  
Too soon.
 
2012-11-13 09:32:34 AM  
Sic semper submagnificentbastardis.
 
2012-11-13 09:33:19 AM  

devilEther: I hope some James Holmes-type doesn't get any ideas.


Then we'd have people calling for a ban of wheellocks.
 
2012-11-13 09:33:44 AM  

gopher321: A blonde walks into the police department looking for a job. The officer wants to

ask her a few questions....

Officer: What's 2+2?

Blonde: Ummmmm... 4!

Officer: What's the square root of 100?

Blonde: Ummmm... 10!

Officer: Good! Now, who killed Abraham Lincoln?

Blonde: Ummmm... I dunno.

Officer: Well, you can go home and think about it. Come back tomorrow.

The blonde goes home and calls up one of her friends, who asks her if she got

the job. The blonde says, excitedly, "Not only did I get the job, I'm already

working on a murder case!"


it's funny cause cops are gay
 
2012-11-13 09:34:29 AM  
heard it was a big hit.
 
2012-11-13 09:34:30 AM  

devilEther: I hope some James Holmes-type doesn't get any ideas.


John Wilkes Booth-types are free to brainstorm away, though.
 
2012-11-13 09:44:44 AM  
golf clap. bravo, Subby.
 
2012-11-13 09:45:57 AM  
I find it humorous that one of the most American of American icons had to be played by a British actor.

Can't wait for "George Washington" starring Mohammad Rahkim as George Washington.
 
2012-11-13 09:49:51 AM  
I still can't believe they picked a Brit to play Lincoln.

Brittan getting it's revenge for the Civil War?
 
2012-11-13 09:50:40 AM  
hahahahaha!

+1 subby
 
2012-11-13 09:52:00 AM  
Best headline of the year. Great job, subby.
 
2012-11-13 09:52:39 AM  

uber humper: I still can't believe they picked a Brit to play Lincoln.

Brittan getting it's revenge for the Civil War?


LOL WUT?

"The United Kingdom was officially neutral throughout the American Civil War, 1861-65. Elite opinion tended to favour the Confederacy, while public opinion tended to favour the United States. Large scale trade continued in both directions with the U.S., with the Americans shipping grain to Britain while Britain sent manufactured items and munitions. Immigration continued into the U.S. British trade with the Confederacy was limited, with a little cotton going to Britain and some munitions slipped in by numerous small blockade runners. The Confederate strategy for securing independence was largely based on the hope of military intervention by Britain and France, which never happened; intervention would have meant war with the United States."
 
2012-11-13 09:54:13 AM  

Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: uber humper: I still can't believe they picked a Brit to play Lincoln.

Brittan getting it's revenge for the Civil War?

LOL WUT?

"The United Kingdom was officially neutral throughout the American Civil War, 1861-65. Elite opinion tended to favour the Confederacy, while public opinion tended to favour the United States. Large scale trade continued in both directions with the U.S., with the Americans shipping grain to Britain while Britain sent manufactured items and munitions. Immigration continued into the U.S. British trade with the Confederacy was limited, with a little cotton going to Britain and some munitions slipped in by numerous small blockade runners. The Confederate strategy for securing independence was largely based on the hope of military intervention by Britain and France, which never happened; intervention would have meant war with the United States."


HA! Good ol' US school system!
 
2012-11-13 09:56:34 AM  
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Well done, subby!
 
2012-11-13 09:57:16 AM  
Awesome headline. I'm definitely stealing that to make myself look clever. biatches love a clever thief.
 
2012-11-13 09:59:11 AM  

WhippingBoy: I find it humorous that one of the most American of American icons had to be played by a British actor

one of the greatest actors of our generation.

/FTFY

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2012-11-13 10:01:31 AM  

WhippingBoy: I find it humorous that one of the most American of American icons had to be played by a British actor.


Until 2007, Lincoln was the only person who was not in the British Empire to have a statue in Parliament Squre in London. They respect him more then several states here in the US.
 
2012-11-13 10:01:39 AM  

SupplySideJesus: WhippingBoy: I find it humorous that one of the most American of American icons had to be played by a British actor one of the greatest actors of our generation.

/FTFY

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So he's *not* British??? I'm so confused...
 
2012-11-13 10:01:54 AM  
One heck of a headline there subby.


Any one seen the movie yet?
 
2012-11-13 10:03:23 AM  
I need to see this movie like I need a hole in the head.


/Long time lurker, first time poster
//Squandered my "first time" with this nonsense
 
2012-11-13 10:03:36 AM  
ok, it's a fine headline. does anyone have anything else to say or will this thread be nothing but '+1 subby'?
 
2012-11-13 10:03:37 AM  
::groan:: ...But still funny.
 
2012-11-13 10:04:30 AM  

Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: uber humper: I still can't believe they picked a Brit to play Lincoln.

Brittan getting it's revenge for the Civil War?

LOL WUT?


When part of a nation attempts to forcibly defect from the rest of the nation, it is a civil war. The original nation will always refer t it as such, but if the defection nation is successful they will refer to it as a revolutionary war. Britain would view out Revolutionary War as a civil war they lost.
 
2012-11-13 10:05:06 AM  
Saw it last weekend in cambridge, daniel-day was amazing, sally field was a bit meh, and the political theatre and the actors who embody it was just interesting enough to keep me focussed through what felt like quite a long film indeed. It's worth seeing just for lewis' performance, but parts of it are worth forgetting almost immediately (like any time a non-historic african american shares screen-time with the president, the smugness can be cut with a knife.)
 
2012-11-13 10:07:15 AM  
Sorry, I'm having trouble hearing over the sound of how TREACHEROUS you are.
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2012-11-13 10:08:29 AM  

WhippingBoy: SupplySideJesus: WhippingBoy: I find it humorous that one of the most American of American icons had to be played by a British actor one of the greatest actors of our generation.

/FTFY

[img689.imageshack.us image 400x411]

So he's *not* British??? I'm so confused...


He could be Somalian for all I care. I can't think of anyone more suited to the role.
 
2012-11-13 10:11:04 AM  

Billified: Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: uber humper: I still can't believe they picked a Brit to play Lincoln.

Brittan getting it's revenge for the Civil War?

LOL WUT?


When part of a nation attempts to forcibly defect from the rest of the nation, it is a civil war. The original nation will always refer t it as such, but if the defection nation is successful they will refer to it as a revolutionary war. Britain would view out Revolutionary War as a civil war they lost.


Britain had a civil war. It ended over a century before the Revolutionary War. Suggesting that "Britain would view out *sic* Revolutionary War as a civil war they lost" and "always refer to it as such" (besides being conjecture, at best) would lead to confusion among those that actually paid attention in History class.

Citation
 
2012-11-13 10:14:14 AM  
Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness
WhippingBoy
Billified
 

Hahaha 

**thatsthejoke.jpg**
variation of Germans bombed Pearl Harbor
 
2012-11-13 10:15:11 AM  
And he still doesn't have any black friends
 
2012-11-13 10:18:19 AM  
It sucks they left out the part about going back to help Bill & Ted with their history report.
 
2012-11-13 10:20:30 AM  

Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: uber humper: I still can't believe they picked a Brit to play Lincoln.

Brittan getting it's revenge for the Civil War?

LOL WUT?

"The United Kingdom was officially neutral throughout the American Civil War, 1861-65. Elite opinion tended to favour the Confederacy, while public opinion tended to favour the United States. Large scale trade continued in both directions with the U.S., with the Americans shipping grain to Britain while Britain sent manufactured items and munitions. Immigration continued into the U.S. British trade with the Confederacy was limited, with a little cotton going to Britain and some munitions slipped in by numerous small blockade runners. The Confederate strategy for securing independence was largely based on the hope of military intervention by Britain and France, which never happened; intervention would have meant war with the United States."


There was that small issue of the British illegally building ships for the Confederacy. For a short period, Canada might have been lost to the USA because of that.
 
2012-11-13 10:21:42 AM  

WhippingBoy: I find it humorous that one of the most American of American icons had to be played by a British actor.

Can't wait for "George Washington" starring Mohammad Rahkim as George Washington.


Because, unlike some other Abraham Lincolns, he can speak with an English accent.
 
2012-11-13 10:22:16 AM  
Haven't seen the movie yet. No spoilers, please.
 
2012-11-13 10:27:52 AM  

This text is now purple: Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: uber humper: I still can't believe they picked a Brit to play Lincoln.

Brittan getting it's revenge for the Civil War?

LOL WUT?

"The United Kingdom was officially neutral throughout the American Civil War, 1861-65. Elite opinion tended to favour the Confederacy, while public opinion tended to favour the United States. Large scale trade continued in both directions with the U.S., with the Americans shipping grain to Britain while Britain sent manufactured items and munitions. Immigration continued into the U.S. British trade with the Confederacy was limited, with a little cotton going to Britain and some munitions slipped in by numerous small blockade runners. The Confederate strategy for securing independence was largely based on the hope of military intervention by Britain and France, which never happened; intervention would have meant war with the United States."

There was that small issue of the British illegally building ships for the Confederacy. For a short period, Canada might have been lost to the USA because of that.


That wasn't Britain, that was a British shipyard (Cammell Laird), which wasn't owned or controlled by the crown.

That's akin to accusing the Israelis of being involved in a bank robbery because the perp worked the crowd with a Desert Eagle.
 
2012-11-13 10:32:21 AM  

uber humper: I still can't believe they picked a Brit to play Lincoln.

Brittan getting it's revenge for the Civil War?


Henry Fonda wasn't available (currently pining for the fjords), and he borne a pretty striking resemblance to Lincoln as a younger man back in the day.

No, I honestly can't think of anyone else I'd want to play Abe but Daniel Day-Lewis. He has the voice nailed and bears a pretty amazing resemblance to the older Lincoln (yeah I know, makeup and prosthetics do wonders). He's a couple inches shorter at 6'2", but that's why they make shoes with lifts.

I'm looking forward to seeing this at the theater, though I also intend to make sure my security detachment has plenty of fresh coffee to drink while I'm inside.

/that's a Lincoln joke, son
 
2012-11-13 10:33:49 AM  

Inigo: Sorry, I'm having trouble hearing over the sound of how TREACHEROUS you are.
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Non-American actor a problem? He's British. It's close enough.
 
2012-11-13 10:39:00 AM  

ciberido: Haven't seen the movie yet. No spoilers, please.


Ha! Lincoln dies!

/Actually, I don't know if that is in the movie or not.
 
2012-11-13 10:47:32 AM  

hdhale: No, I honestly can't think of anyone else I'd want to play Abe but Daniel Day-Lewis. He has the voice nailed and bears a pretty amazing resemblance to the older Lincoln (yeah I know, makeup and prosthetics do wonders). He's a couple inches shorter at 6'2", but that's why they make shoes with lifts.


How do you know? Did someone finally unearth the long-speculated "MC Link and the Emancipators" bootleg?
 
2012-11-13 10:49:24 AM  
Spielberg? Groan. Will there be a long, sweeping intro shot down a wonderfully lit, tree-lined neighborhood street that zooms in through the open window of Lincoln's cabin just as he's being born?
 
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