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(Slate)   We clearly have pissed off Klendathu   (slate.com) divider line 53
    More: Interesting, Klendathu, space rocks, psychologies, meteors, kinetic energy, asteroids  
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2013-02-18 02:26:42 PM
8 votes:
I would like to know more.
2013-02-18 03:20:58 PM
5 votes:
Wouldnt it be AWESOME if the latest media scare actually led to more funding for nasa?
EVEN if it were just for asteroid defense?
2013-02-18 03:36:23 PM
4 votes:

Lord Snoopy's G.P.E.H.: Just remember to send the battleships at the enemy in a really close formation, so one enemy hit will cripple several ships. Also, don't worry about ammo, it's unlimited. Shoot each bug hundreds of times at least, even after it's been blown to bits.

Now all we need is beer, a football, and an electric violin.


That movie was painfully bad.  Which is a shame because the book is virtually tailor made for a big sci fi flick.
2013-02-18 03:13:18 PM
4 votes:
Do you apes want to live forever?
2013-02-18 02:44:56 PM
4 votes:
The only good bug is a dead bug.
2013-02-18 03:49:31 PM
3 votes:

Odd Bird: Thread fails without Dina Meyer
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I always thought Dina Meyer was waaaay hotter than Denise Richards.

\I'm dizzy for Dizzy
2013-02-18 03:46:25 PM
3 votes:
Am I the only one who figured that the asteroid impact in Starship Troopers wasn't caused by the insects?  Seriously, traveling across the galaxy at sub-light speeds would take very, very long, meaning the asteroid would have been launched long before humans and bugs had ever met.
2013-02-18 03:46:19 PM
3 votes:
Thread fails without Dina Meyer
images.wikia.com
2013-02-18 03:18:53 PM
3 votes:

Lord Snoopy's G.P.E.H.: Just remember to send the battleships at the enemy in a really close formation, so one enemy hit will cripple several ships. Also, don't worry about ammo, it's unlimited. Shoot each bug hundreds of times at least, even after it's been blown to bits.

Now all we need is beer, a football, and an electric violin.


And co-ed showers. Lots of co-ed showers.
2013-02-18 03:16:44 PM
3 votes:
I'm from Buenos Aires, and I say kill 'em all!
2013-02-18 03:07:39 PM
3 votes:

Joelogon: I would like to know more.


Done in one.
2013-02-18 03:06:37 PM
3 votes:
It's an ugly planet. A BUG planet! A planet hostile to life-
2013-02-18 03:26:02 PM
2 votes:
Can we stop talking about the Cuba thing like it was real?

Also, somebody call Dina Meyer, I'll warm up the co-ed shower.....
2013-02-18 03:22:01 PM
2 votes:
'It's afraid.'
2013-02-18 03:18:33 PM
2 votes:
We must meet this threat with our courage, our valor, indeed with our very lives to ensure that human civilization, not insect, dominates this galaxy *now and always*!
2013-02-18 03:13:37 PM
2 votes:
images1.wikia.nocookie.net
2013-02-18 03:13:29 PM
2 votes:
Frankly, I find the idea of a bug that thinks offensive!
2013-02-18 03:11:40 PM
2 votes:
Just remember to send the battleships at the enemy in a really close formation, so one enemy hit will cripple several ships. Also, don't worry about ammo, it's unlimited. Shoot each bug hundreds of times at least, even after it's been blown to bits.

Now all we need is beer, a football, and an electric violin.
2013-02-18 03:08:00 PM
2 votes:
KLAATU... BARATA...  NNNN... necktie? nectarine?

something with an "n", I know it...
2013-02-19 09:19:27 AM
1 votes:
A Starship Troopers thread and no mention of Roughnecks... Best Starship Troopers series ever! The only thing I wish they did was finish the last 4 episodes of the Earth Campaign. Just 4 more episodes and we could of had an epic conclusion.
2013-02-19 08:29:34 AM
1 votes:
What a logical fallacy hitting a planet might look like:

upload.wikimedia.org
2013-02-19 03:57:34 AM
1 votes:
api.ning.com
2013-02-18 11:38:19 PM
1 votes:

vrax: Lor M. Ipsum: Oh thank god, it's a shop:   Linky

Ah, Poe strikes again at Fox News.  Too bad they are too thick to ever be embarrassed by it.


While I'm glad that was a shop, I had no trouble at all believing it was genuine.  After one of their 'news anchors' referred to a gesture between Obama and his wife as a "terrorist fist bump" nothing out of that schlock factory surprises me anymore.
2013-02-18 09:14:45 PM
1 votes:

Kurmudgeon: A Shambling Mound: I prefer the book to the movie. For armored bug-hunts I prefer Armor by John Steakley.

Agreed, Armor needs to be made into a movie. A 2 parter, in fact.
And if they ever do, all fans talk it up as much as you can before CNN and all can trash it.


At least they made Vampire$ into a movie.

/Cannot understand why he didn't write more books
2013-02-18 08:37:55 PM
1 votes:

A Shambling Mound: For armored bug-hunts I prefer Armor by John Steakley.


Never read it, but book-wise starship troopers is not an armored bug-hunt, really.
2013-02-18 08:36:14 PM
1 votes:
"In a word: nope. It's coincidence. "


Counterpoint:
dl.dropbox.com

If you want to loosen up the purse strings of the public to fund asteroid research, stop trying to  downplay the threats that exist.
Instead, scare the shiat out of people as often as you can at every (rare) opportunity. The people expect bad news and the media is ready to inflate any claim you make.  Just give in to the dark side and do it!

/We've seen this work for a number of other issues. If you can put enough fear in the populace, they'll clamor for a solution whether they need it or not.
/Keep being reasonable = Keep getting your funding requests kicked down the road.
2013-02-18 08:27:56 PM
1 votes:

neuroflare: While I watch the movie a lot, I still dislike the fact that in the book Dizzy was a dude. No Rico didn't fark him like in the movie.

/good book, I recommend it


I prefer the book to the movie. For armored bug-hunts I prefer Armor by John Steakley.

That's just me of course, your mileage may vary.
2013-02-18 08:08:01 PM
1 votes:

NathanAllen: Why does everyone get that RoboCop is supposed to be funny, but almost nobody understands that Starship Troopers was yet another piece of satire?


I genuinely had no idea that RoboCop was supposed to be funny.

Starship Troopers is a good movie because it works just as well for when you're 11 (ZOMG LASERS AND BOOBIES) as when you're 33 (ha ha, satirical critique of fascism AND BOOBIES).
2013-02-18 07:26:23 PM
1 votes:

Macular Degenerate: Ftfa: It's a coincidence

No, it's because space debris tends to follow in fairly tight orbits after collisions. It's likely that Earth is plowing into bits of  012 DA14 that broke off due to previous impacts and are now all clustered in roughly the same orbit.

Space is really really farking big. There is an infinitesimally small probability that this is just "coincidence"


Clustered around the same orbit but coming from opposite directions from totally different orbits...you really don't have a farking clue what you are talking about, do you?
2013-02-18 06:52:14 PM
1 votes:

LesserEvil: LonMead: LesserEvil: minnesotaboy: Starship Troupers thread without shower scene pics?

[www.hotflick.net image 720x540]

FARK, I am disappoint.

[i.imgur.com image 599x466]

You don't happen to have the original of that pic, do you?

Sure...

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That's STILL funny to me - it shouldn't be, but it is.  Maybe it's just the dumb smile on his face, I don't know.
2013-02-18 05:55:55 PM
1 votes:

s1ugg0: That movie was painfully bad.



The movie was a brilliant piece of satire depicting the first few years of "the war on terror," post 9/11. The fact that it came out a few years before only makes it that much more eerie (eerier?).
2013-02-18 05:49:50 PM
1 votes:

js34603: Damn it all to hell, I love that movie. I know it is a piece of god awful schlock but I love it.

/the only good bug is a dead bug
//liked the book too, though it is hard to consider the film and it related


Only stupid people think that's a bad movie. Sure, some parts are less than plausible. For example, the first time they encounter a spider thing, it takes 8 troopers their entire magazines to bring it down. Then at the end, when Johnny and Carmen are fleeing the bug tunnel and the other dying dude stays behind to cover their retreat, he's killing bugs with one shot. So some of the action scenes are crap, but the satire and political commentary... Yes, narrator, I would like to know more.
2013-02-18 04:55:33 PM
1 votes:

People_are_Idiots: I've been saying that maybe these are meteors knocked to Earth by the big one. Things the size of baseballs and Volvos.


upload.wikimedia.org
No, somebody's just playing pool.

Get a vindaloo ready, just in case.
2013-02-18 04:53:08 PM
1 votes:
2013-02-18 04:51:21 PM
1 votes:

LonMead: KLAATU... BARATA...  NNNN... necktie? nectarine?

something with an "n", I know it...


Just cough when you say it.  Nobody will notice the difference.
2013-02-18 04:51:02 PM
1 votes:
Why does everyone get that RoboCop is supposed to be funny, but almost nobody understands that Starship Troopers was yet another piece of satire?
2013-02-18 04:44:17 PM
1 votes:
sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net
2013-02-18 04:28:53 PM
1 votes:
- "To fight the bug, we must first understand the bug."
- "But how, Sky Marshal?"
- "Co-ed showers."
- "As you command!"
2013-02-18 04:14:24 PM
1 votes:

Mad_Radhu: Albert911emt: Odd Bird: Thread fails without Dina Meyer
[images.wikia.com image 409x544]

I always thought Dina Meyer was waaaay hotter than Denise Richards.

\I'm dizzy for Dizzy

Red on the head, crazy fun in the bed.


Plus she was Batgirl...

bruehoyt.com
2013-02-18 04:10:27 PM
1 votes:

js34603: Damn it all to hell, I love that movie. I know it is a piece of god awful schlock but I love it.

/the only good bug is a dead bug
//liked the book too, though it is hard to consider the film and it related


Agreed 100%. I watch it once a year or so to this day.
2013-02-18 04:08:34 PM
1 votes:

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: Can we stop talking about the Cuba thing like it was real?

Also, somebody call Dina Meyer, I'll warm up the co-ed shower.....


www.gulum.net
2013-02-18 03:53:55 PM
1 votes:
Damn it all to hell, I love that movie. I know it is a piece of god awful schlock but I love it.

/the only good bug is a dead bug
//liked the book too, though it is hard to consider the film and it related
2013-02-18 03:53:25 PM
1 votes:

State_College_Arsonist: Am I the only one who figured that the asteroid impact in Starship Troopers wasn't caused by the insects?  Seriously, traveling across the galaxy at sub-light speeds would take very, very long, meaning the asteroid would have been launched long before humans and bugs had ever met.


And the moon has a giant space station with huge turrets on it. And there are ships patrolling earth orbit, and one ship encounters the asteroid but apparently does nothing to calculate the path of this uncharted object/is unable to put in at the nearest port in time to get their hands on a working transmitter after being damaged.

My above joke aside, it's heavily implied.

Verhoeven was probably referencing popular conspiracy theories, such as the idea that FDR "let Pearl Harbor happen," since the whole film is a satire of militarism and propaganda flicks.
2013-02-18 03:52:14 PM
1 votes:
Starship Troupers thread without shower scene pics?

www.hotflick.net

FARK, I am disappoint.
2013-02-18 03:50:35 PM
1 votes:
You're it until you're dead or I find someone better

- michael ironside

Happy to see so many people enjoyed the movie everyone loves to trash. Personally I greatly enjoyed armageddon AND starship troopers. If they could get the original cast I'd love to see a sequel to armageddon - minus bruce willis of course. But this time, please, no aerosmith.
2013-02-18 03:49:29 PM
1 votes:

namatad: Wouldnt it be AWESOME if the latest media scare actually led to more funding for nasa?
EVEN if it were just for asteroid defense?


 i.imgur.com
2013-02-18 03:28:18 PM
1 votes:

Lord Snoopy's G.P.E.H.: Just remember to send the battleships at the enemy in a really close formation, so one enemy hit will cripple several ships. Also, don't worry about ammo, it's unlimited. Shoot each bug hundreds of times at least, even after it's been blown to bits.

Now all we need is beer, a football, and an electric violin.


I'm allergic to gluten, shiat at football, and clumsy infests my fingers. Got a pastime I can get into?
2.bp.blogspot.com
2013-02-18 03:26:54 PM
1 votes:
s3.amazonaws.com
"Yeah one more thing, um... none of them wanna pay taxes again. Ever."
2013-02-18 03:24:29 PM
1 votes:
It's God just trying to fix the mistake he made when created Adam and Eve.
2013-02-18 03:24:01 PM
1 votes:
2013-02-18 03:13:50 PM
1 votes:
We can ill afford another Klendathu...
2013-02-18 03:07:57 PM
1 votes:

Ed Finnerty: Is that a Kardashian?


No, this is:

images2.wikia.nocookie.net
2013-02-18 03:06:14 PM
1 votes:

Joelogon: I would like to know more.


Yeah, Subby missed an opportunity.  (Or a mod altered the headline).
 
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