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(Slate)   Neutrinos from another galaxy seen in Antarctica, would rather not spend the rest of this winter TIED TO THIS FARKING COUCH   (slate.com) divider line 51
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2013-04-25 12:48:23 PM
You gotta be f*cking kidding....
 
2013-04-25 12:56:28 PM
My daughter works with a dude whose mother used to own R.J. MacReady's (Kurt Russell's) hat from that movie. She sold it to pay for her schooling.
That floppy fedora must be worth a sh*t-load of cash.
 
2013-04-25 01:20:22 PM
Nice. I just watched that movie again or wouldn't have got the reference.
 
2013-04-25 01:26:54 PM
Excellent headline! Bravo!
 
2013-04-25 01:29:39 PM
I don't get it. Why aren't the Neutrinos hanging out with turtles?
 
2013-04-25 01:29:57 PM
 imageshack.us

Subby, I commend you. You made this shiat-tastic day just a little better with that headline.
 
2013-04-25 01:31:35 PM
At least subby didn't go with a reference to the lame ass tack on characters from the TMNT cartoon.
 
2013-04-25 01:37:01 PM
Maybe they should check out that ring-like structure...

i86.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-25 01:40:38 PM

Fano: I don't get it. Why aren't the Neutrinos hanging out with turtles?


These neutrinos are from a different galaxy, not a different dimension
 
2013-04-25 01:43:07 PM
any Norwegians missing a dog?
 
2013-04-25 01:45:08 PM
I dunno what the hell's in there, but it's weird and pissed off, whatever it is.
 
2013-04-25 01:53:16 PM
I just cannot believe any of this voodoo bullshiat.
 
2013-04-25 01:56:07 PM

oldfarthenry: My daughter works with a dude whose mother used to own R.J. MacReady's (Kurt Russell's) hat from that movie. She sold it to pay for her schooling.
That floppy fedora must be worth a sh*t-load of cash.


I thought he wore a sombrero.
 
2013-04-25 02:03:32 PM
I saw that movie when I was a kid, and it above anything else is most responsible for the foul mouth I have today.  Something about the way they swore made it seem so cool.
 
2013-04-25 02:32:38 PM

BKITU: You gotta be f*cking kidding....


You know, EVERYONE who has watched that movie probably said that line in their heads before the movie character did.  There's really nothing else to say when a dude's head drops off and starts crawling away.
 
2013-04-25 02:38:11 PM
I'd like to come inside
 
2013-04-25 02:38:36 PM
Yea, yea Antarctica, space, "The Thing" blah blah blah

cdn.static.ovimg.com

No TMNT? WTF is this shiat?
 
2013-04-25 02:39:34 PM
Well played subby. You get the rest of the Internet off.
 
2013-04-25 02:43:45 PM

AntonChigger: BKITU: You gotta be f*cking kidding....

You know, EVERYONE who has watched that movie probably said that line in their heads before the movie character did.  There's really nothing else to say when a dude's head drops off and starts crawling away.


I saw that movie for the first time about 5 years ago. That scene/effect is better than most modern work, and between The Thing and Big Trouble in Little China (with a dose of Halloweens I & II), Carpenter may be my favorite 80s director.

Also, aren't neutrinos always flying about the universe at close-to-light-speed? Wasn't this an inevitable discovery once we knew that neutrinos came flying out of novae by the trillions of trillions?
 
2013-04-25 02:46:38 PM
Best headline in the history of EVAR.

/First goddamn week of winter.
 
2013-04-25 02:51:10 PM

legion_of_doo: any Norwegians missing a dog?


pretty sure they were swedes
 
2013-04-25 02:52:05 PM

tlchwi02: legion_of_doo: any Norwegians missing a dog?

pretty sure they were swedes


They only look like Swedes...
 
2013-04-25 03:02:07 PM
Mathematics of won-ton burrito meals. I'll be there!

/do they taste like Grape-Ade?
 
2013-04-25 03:16:37 PM

skozlaw: Yea, yea Antarctica, space, "The Thing" blah blah blah

[cdn.static.ovimg.com image 400x300]

No TMNT? WTF is this shiat?


Came here for this
 
2013-04-25 03:37:55 PM
Is the prequel any good?
 
2013-04-25 03:43:52 PM
Meh.  No movie ostensibly based on Campbell's original story ('Who Goes There') has *ever* lived up to the sheer horror of that story.

Seriously, if you want to scare the crap out of yourself, find a copy of that story and read it.

Preferably, alone, on a stormy night, in a big house in the middle of nowhere, like I did the first time I read it.

(Friend of mine read it for the first time while he was pulling the graveyard shift as the only person on duty in a convenience store in the middle of nowhere.  He says it got real tense the few times anyone walked in.)
 
2013-04-25 03:45:27 PM

stevetherobot: Is the prequel any good?


not really. its basically a run of the mill horror film and its nearly a point for point re-plotting of the original. and yes, before we get into this again, i know there is another movie from the 50's that is based on the same book, but they have radically different takes on the material and only share the most basic overall structure (something found in the ice, starts leading to death)
 
2013-04-25 03:47:16 PM

Nicholas D. Wolfwood: No movie ostensibly based on Campbell's original story ('Who Goes There') has *ever* lived up to the sheer horror of that story.


this? (LGT PDF)
 
2013-04-25 03:57:41 PM

tlchwi02: stevetherobot: Is the prequel any good?

not really. its basically a run of the mill horror film and its nearly a point for point re-plotting of the original. and yes, before we get into this again, i know there is another movie from the 50's that is based on the same book, but they have radically different takes on the material and only share the most basic overall structure (something found in the ice, starts leading to death)


Really? I thoroughly enjoyed it. Albeit, not as much as the original (carpenter) version, but the attention to detail really did it for me. They even make sure that the bloody ax gets buried in the wall of the room where it thaws. I didn't like the CGI for the "Thing" itself though, and too much exposure on the ship made it less scary for me.

I will say that the game "sequel" they made for the PS2 was quite good. Especially knowing that any one of the survivors with you could be one of those things without you knowing it until they turned on you.
 
2013-04-25 04:07:16 PM
"If you were listening, about a million billion nintendos just passed wight through us."
 
2013-04-25 04:35:48 PM

tallen702: tlchwi02: stevetherobot: Is the prequel any good?

not really. its basically a run of the mill horror film and its nearly a point for point re-plotting of the original. and yes, before we get into this again, i know there is another movie from the 50's that is based on the same book, but they have radically different takes on the material and only share the most basic overall structure (something found in the ice, starts leading to death)

Really? I thoroughly enjoyed it. Albeit, not as much as the original (carpenter) version, but the attention to detail really did it for me. They even make sure that the bloody ax gets buried in the wall of the room where it thaws. I didn't like the CGI for the "Thing" itself though, and too much exposure on the ship made it less scary for me.

I will say that the game "sequel" they made for the PS2 was quite good. Especially knowing that any one of the survivors with you could be one of those things without you knowing it until they turned on you.


I enjoyed it if only for the sequence during the credits.  I couldn't help but smile.
 
2013-04-25 04:39:57 PM

tlchwi02: stevetherobot: Is the prequel any good?

not really. its basically a run of the mill horror film and its nearly a point for point re-plotting of the original. and yes, before we get into this again, i know there is another movie from the 50's that is based on the same book, but they have radically different takes on the material and only share the most basic overall structure (something found in the ice, starts leading to death)


Yep.

And the odd thing is that the 50s version was barely related to Who Goes There? Carpenter's version was extremely close to the original story. The prequel.... meh. It just wasn't needed and didn't bring anything new to the party. Carpenter's The Thing was perfect just the way it is.
 
2013-04-25 04:50:32 PM
Nicholas D. Wolfwood:

Meh. No movie ostensibly based on Campbell's original story ('Who Goes There') has *ever* lived up to the sheer horror of that story.

Seriously, if you want to scare the crap out of yourself, find a copy of that story and read it.

Preferably, alone, on a stormy night, in a big house in the middle of nowhere, like I did the first time I read it.

(Friend of mine read it for the first time while he was pulling the graveyard shift as the only person on duty in a convenience store in the middle of nowhere. He says it got real tense the few times anyone walked in.)


Seconded... Campbell was a much better editor / idea guy than a writer, but that one damn story...

Favorite sci-fi heebie-jeebie moment:

Sitting out on the porch, smoking cigarettes and reading Greg Bear's "Psyclone," which really wasn't that great of a story, but... As I was reading one particular scene that should be obvious to anyone who's read the story a heavy fog started rolling over the hills, swallowing everything, bringing with it the muffled silence that fog does.

Major jibblies
 
2013-04-25 05:01:47 PM

tallen702: Really? I thoroughly enjoyed it. Albeit, not as much as the original (carpenter) version, but the attention to detail really did it for me. They even make sure that the bloody ax gets buried in the wall of the room where it thaws. I didn't like the CGI for the "Thing" itself though, and too much exposure on the ship made it less scary for me.


imo, a horror movie shouldn't have an explination. fear of the unknown is the principal thrust of the original film, so why would you take that and remove one of the stronger "unknown" elements? Its way creepier to me to not know exactly what happened to those guys to lead them to chase the dog, and to have this giant merged corpse monster, suicides, half the place burned down. kind of like the newest halloween remake (ironically also originally a carpenter movie) - does it make it more or less scary to know *why* michael meyers is going around murdering people? i'd say no, it makes it less scary.
 
2013-04-25 05:04:39 PM
 
2013-04-25 05:07:35 PM

maxheck: Nicholas D. Wolfwood:

Meh. No movie ostensibly based on Campbell's original story ('Who Goes There') has *ever* lived up to the sheer horror of that story.

Seriously, if you want to scare the crap out of yourself, find a copy of that story and read it.

Preferably, alone, on a stormy night, in a big house in the middle of nowhere, like I did the first time I read it.

(Friend of mine read it for the first time while he was pulling the graveyard shift as the only person on duty in a convenience store in the middle of nowhere. He says it got real tense the few times anyone walked in.)

Seconded... Campbell was a much better editor / idea guy than a writer, but that one damn story...

Favorite sci-fi heebie-jeebie moment:

Sitting out on the porch, smoking cigarettes and reading Greg Bear's "Psyclone," which really wasn't that great of a story, but... As I was reading one particular scene that should be obvious to anyone who's read the story a heavy fog started rolling over the hills, swallowing everything, bringing with it the muffled silence that fog does.

Major jibblies


Not really a moment, so much as a gawdawful, praying for death week, but the first time I read The Stand, I came down with the worst case of the flu that I have ever had. I've never been that sick before or since. I was half convinced that I'd caught Captain Tripps from the book.
 
2013-04-25 05:52:20 PM
vhat is this enzeframcochrenate ?
 
2013-04-25 05:56:55 PM
also: enthingenate ?
 
2013-04-25 06:24:16 PM

t3knomanser: I just cannot believe any of this voodoo bullshiat.


Chariots of the Gods, man. They practically own South America. I mean, they taught the Incas everything they know.
 
2013-04-25 06:45:17 PM
Those things are also all over the everglades.
 
2013-04-25 07:17:29 PM

utah dude: vhat is this enzeframcochrenate ?


The Bad Astronomer enjoys making nonsense words for his captions. They boil down to "click to make the picture bigger," and are generally formed by inserting some word into "en___enate." In these two cases, Zefram Cochrane (Star Trek reference) and the Thing (from...the movie The Thing).
 
2013-04-25 07:33:24 PM
told ya, man
2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-04-25 09:22:21 PM
wjllope: Nicholas D. Wolfwood : No movie ostensibly based on Campbell's original story ('Who Goes There') has *ever* lived up to the sheer horror of that story.

this?  (LGT PDF)

Yup.  That's the one.  Thank.  I've got copies all over the place in various anthologies, but it's nice to have an on-line link here.
 
2013-04-25 10:00:31 PM
Just finished the original story (thanks, wjllope). One thing that doesn't get mentioned... we all died. Thing won. It burns Barclay's hands at the end of the story, and flesh to flesh contact with broken skin means Barclay got space AIDS.

"The tentacles lashed out, and suddenly Barclay fell to his feet in the grip of a living, livid rope. The thing dissolved as he held it, a whitehot band that ate into the flesh of his hands like living fire."

But since I'm one, and I know you area all one, I'm just congratulating us for winning.

/raises a tentacle-grasped glass of space mead in toast
 
2013-04-25 10:04:55 PM

Omahawg: told ya, man
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That looks like the love child of Cthulhu and Sideshow Bob
 
2013-04-25 10:20:40 PM
i291.photobucket.com

obscure?
 
2013-04-25 10:29:11 PM
/nintendos pass through everything
 
2013-04-25 11:57:12 PM

Omahawg: told ya, man
[2.bp.blogspot.com image 267x400]


Oh how I wish Del Toro's attempt to make a movie out of that hadn't been derailed...
 
2013-04-26 02:24:43 AM
I worked on Amanda/IceCube as an undergrad.

\just sayin'
 
2013-04-26 07:14:55 AM
It just occured to me that our government probably uses neutrino sensing technology to monitor nuclear activity. Crazy.
 
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