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(Slate)   Special: When James Gandolfini got even with Slate Magazine   (slate.com ) divider line 43
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2013-06-20 11:10:54 AM  
CSB
 
2013-06-20 11:57:06 AM  
Sure is dusty in here...
 
2013-06-20 01:25:52 PM  
Yeah, I don't get the point of that story.

Mainly seems to be some dude from Slate, namedropping.

FWIW, I was once on Wilshire Blvd, when Jack Nicholson walked by, and I shouted "Hey Jack" and he gave me one glance, smiled at me, and didn't even break his stride.
 
2013-06-20 01:32:44 PM  
I believe this is called search engine optimizing.  Lots of people will be googling James Gandolfini today, so Slate put up a worthless article that people will click because it will show up in the Google results.  On that note, what a stupid, stupid story.
 
2013-06-20 01:37:15 PM  
...the only movie person at our table was the eccentric actor Sylvia Miles, best known for her turn as the real estate broker who sells Charlie Sheen his high-rise apartment inWall Street.

Uh, does Midnight Cowboy ring any bells? How about Andy Warhol?
 
2013-06-20 01:37:51 PM  
I thought it was a fun story.
 
2013-06-20 01:43:44 PM  

RoyBatty: Yeah, I don't get the point of that story.



You don't do too many wakes, do you?

This is what you do.  You eat, you drink, and you share little personal stories about the deceased.

/and if you don't, or the wakes you've been to don't,  that is unfortunate.
//Last wake I went to, I was that "break the ice" guy who started with the sharing.  It went on for an hour.  I got a lot of "thanks for starting" and high fives from people I didn't know.
///So, now you know!
 
2013-06-20 01:47:26 PM  
I thought it was a cute story, and for those of you who don't get it, it's a story showing that two people from Slate met him once and told him what big fans they were, and he did them a solid by mentioning the name of their online rag in a speech to a roomful of people.
 
2013-06-20 01:48:54 PM  

Why Would I Read the Article: I believe this is called search engine optimizing.  Lots of people will be googling James Gandolfini today, so Slate put up a worthless article that people will click because it will show up in the Google results.  On that note, what a stupid, stupid story.


I will allow for this, as well, but honestly, I found this to be better, more heartfelt/poignant than the four tweets Vernon Reid had about the impact of James' acting and storytelling ability.

/And Vurnt is a stand-up dude... I'm not knocking him!
//doesn't actually know any of these people.  doesn't care.
 
2013-06-20 01:49:29 PM  
I don't know how in the hell I missed that he died.  I had no idea why all these threads were popping up.
 
2013-06-20 01:49:34 PM  
GOOD RIDDANCE
 
2013-06-20 01:55:04 PM  
When Gandolfini finished his acceptance speech, he walked back to his seat. As he passed our table, we raised our glasses to to the actor. Gandolfini leveled a chilling, unsmiling Tony Soprano gaze at us. "Now we're even," he said

That's pretty cool actually. It's the kind of moment you'd treasure for the rest of your life.
 
2013-06-20 01:57:32 PM  
I fell bad the guy died and feel bad for his family but he really did seem kind of like a prick in real life. What do I know.
 
2013-06-20 01:58:29 PM  

RoyBatty: Yeah, I don't get the point of that story.


1) Chance encounter with famous mobster-playing actor
2) Humorous and positive anecdote results
3) Actor famous for playing mobster takes it to the next level by treating the whole thing like a mobster would

Pretty good story, actually.

/time for another Voigt-Kampff empathy test!
 
2013-06-20 01:58:46 PM  

Supercampion: I fell bad the guy died and feel bad for his family but he really did seem kind of like a prick in real life. What do I know.


Yes, what do you know?
 
2013-06-20 02:02:31 PM  
CSB:

 a few years back ASU hosted Rutgers (pronounced, "Ruckaz") in a bowl game at the D-Backs stadium (one end zone ran basically home to first base line, the other end zone was in left field to center, it was prett cool).

anyays, the honorary team captains were Ruckaz graduate James Gandolfini.  This was about 2005, 2006, so the Sopranos were in full swing.  Arizona State's honorary captain was one Jimmy Kimmel, an ASU dropout.

Advantage Ruckaz.


/RIP James Gandolfini.
 
2013-06-20 02:04:53 PM  
CSB....MY ex's father used to be the Pres of the RU alumni assc.  At a dinner, JG spent about 30 minutes at our table just shooting the shiat about everything from Sopranos to who has the best meatball parm in NJ.  Really nice approachable guy, he will be missed.
 
2013-06-20 02:08:18 PM  

show me: I thought it was a cute story, and for those of you who don't get it, it's a story showing that two people from Slate met him once and told him what big fans they were, and he did them a solid by mentioning the name of their online rag in a speech to a roomful of people.


That's what I got from it too. Cool story indeed and shows him to have been a decent guy.
 
2013-06-20 02:20:53 PM  

show me: I thought it was a cute story, and for those of you who don't get it, it's a story showing that two people from Slate met him once and told him what big fans they were, and he did them a solid by mentioning the name of their online rag in a speech to a roomful of people.


so how is that "getting even" with Slate?
 
2013-06-20 02:21:58 PM  
I just saw a photo of him eating his last meal..He did not look healthy.
 
2013-06-20 02:24:27 PM  

Farxist: so how is that "getting even" with Slate?


did you read the story?

/apparently, Slate headline writers are also Fark headline writers.
//Expert-level "bait and switch" trolls.
 
2013-06-20 02:24:30 PM  

Farxist: show me: I thought it was a cute story, and for those of you who don't get it, it's a story showing that two people from Slate met him once and told him what big fans they were, and he did them a solid by mentioning the name of their online rag in a speech to a roomful of people.

so how is that "getting even" with Slate?


When he left the awards ceremony, he said "now we're even" as Tony Soprano.
 
2013-06-20 02:28:36 PM  

mekkab: Farxist: so how is that "getting even" with Slate?

did you read the story?


Yes.
Normally "getting even" means that you did negative to someone in retribution for something bad that they did to you.
He didn't know who Slate was but then gave them a shout out when he was speaking.

How is that "getting even" ?
 
2013-06-20 02:31:52 PM  

Farxist: show me: I thought it was a cute story, and for those of you who don't get it, it's a story showing that two people from Slate met him once and told him what big fans they were, and he did them a solid by mentioning the name of their online rag in a speech to a roomful of people.

so how is that "getting even" with Slate?


They'd done him a favor, and as any good mobster knows you don't want to be indebted to someone.  He did them a solid back (and privately they knew he was lying thus it was a favor rather than recognition of appreciation).  Now he's even and they can't ask for additional favors.
 
2013-06-20 02:34:15 PM  

nelsonal: Farxist: show me: I thought it was a cute story, and for those of you who don't get it, it's a story showing that two people from Slate met him once and told him what big fans they were, and he did them a solid by mentioning the name of their online rag in a speech to a roomful of people.

so how is that "getting even" with Slate?

They'd done him a favor, and as any good mobster knows you don't want to be indebted to someone.  He did them a solid back (and privately they knew he was lying thus it was a favor rather than recognition of appreciation).  Now he's even and they can't ask for additional favors.


Excellent response, so easy a tard can get it
 
2013-06-20 02:35:58 PM  

Farxist: How is that "getting even" ?


because he said....  "now, we're even."


/yes, it's THAT tenuously thin of a connection.
//And those are the kinds of headlines that mods greenlight around here.
///mostly to rankle people like you.  To drive up ad revenue.  :)
 
2013-06-20 02:43:42 PM  
REAL-LIFE BILL BRASKY
 
2013-06-20 02:44:07 PM  

jim32rr: nelsonal: Farxist: show me: I thought it was a cute story, and for those of you who don't get it, it's a story showing that two people from Slate met him once and told him what big fans they were, and he did them a solid by mentioning the name of their online rag in a speech to a roomful of people.

so how is that "getting even" with Slate?

They'd done him a favor, and as any good mobster knows you don't want to be indebted to someone.  He did them a solid back (and privately they knew he was lying thus it was a favor rather than recognition of appreciation).  Now he's even and they can't ask for additional favors.

Excellent response, so easy a tard can get it


Which is important in order for me to get it!
 
2013-06-20 02:47:14 PM  

mekkab: did you read the story?


go away, liter trash.
 
2013-06-20 02:50:24 PM  

rickythepenguin: mekkab: did you read the story?

go away, liter trash.


What liter trash might look like:
img.fark.net
 
2013-06-20 03:05:10 PM  

semiotix: /time for another Voigt-Kampff empathy test!


Ha! And thank you.

(Yeah, might just be time.... )
 
2013-06-20 03:25:27 PM  

rickythepenguin: mekkab: did you read the story?

go away, liter trash.


yes, sir!  right away, sir!

/[salute]
 
2013-06-20 03:29:39 PM  
I met a guy once a few years before he died
 
2013-06-20 03:33:10 PM  

Onkel Buck: I met a guy once a few years before he died


Oh, yeah? I met a guy once a few years AFTER he died.
 
2013-06-20 03:36:46 PM  

NotoriousW.O.P: Onkel Buck: I met a guy once a few years before he died

Oh, yeah? I met a guy once a few years AFTER he died.


Are you a wizard?
 
2013-06-20 04:03:56 PM  

nelsonal: Farxist: show me: I thought it was a cute story, and for those of you who don't get it, it's a story showing that two people from Slate met him once and told him what big fans they were, and he did them a solid by mentioning the name of their online rag in a speech to a roomful of people.

so how is that "getting even" with Slate?

They'd done him a favor, and as any good mobster knows you don't want to be indebted to someone.  He did them a solid back (and privately they knew he was lying thus it was a favor rather than recognition of appreciation).  Now he's even and they can't ask for additional favors.


OK. I've re-read and re-read TFA.  What favor did Slate do for JG?  Explaining what Slate is when he didn't care?
 
2013-06-20 04:12:58 PM  

mekkab: yes, sir! right away, sir!


haven't seen you the "other side" in some time....taking a break. hope you are well.
 
2013-06-20 04:29:27 PM  

rickythepenguin: mekkab: yes, sir! right away, sir!

haven't seen you the "other side" in some time....taking a break. hope you are well.


I've been "self demoted" for a while!  I think I realized that I'll never be "patton oswalt" funny, and no one needs any more "carrot top" funny on TF.  (and that's only on my "good" days)

  Things are great; hope all is well in your neck of the desert!  Hit me up if'n yr ever in my neck of the woods.
 
2013-06-20 04:39:54 PM  

nelsonal: jim32rr: nelsonal: Farxist: show me: I thought it was a cute story, and for those of you who don't get it, it's a story showing that two people from Slate met him once and told him what big fans they were, and he did them a solid by mentioning the name of their online rag in a speech to a roomful of people.

so how is that "getting even" with Slate?

They'd done him a favor, and as any good mobster knows you don't want to be indebted to someone.  He did them a solid back (and privately they knew he was lying thus it was a favor rather than recognition of appreciation).  Now he's even and they can't ask for additional favors.

Excellent response, so easy a tard can get it

Which is important in order for me to get it!


You aren't the only one.
 
2013-06-20 04:52:00 PM  

mekkab: Hit me up if'n yr ever in my neck of the woods.


yeah, i was hoping to find some DC concert dates but nothing panned out.....i haven't been there in forever.  really cool city.

yeah i just go back and forth.  tf never changes, really.  it is like junior high.  the same archetypes.  it gets old after ahile. you miss until you don't, then you go back and realize you didn't miss anything.  ehh.

be cool dude
 
2013-06-20 04:57:14 PM  

rickythepenguin: really cool city.


that's hysterical, I just read an interview with Juliet Swango who basically said "Not DC. Anywhere but DC!"  ;)
 
peace out, brother!
 
2013-06-20 05:10:09 PM  

netringer: nelsonal: Farxist: show me: I thought it was a cute story, and for those of you who don't get it, it's a story showing that two people from Slate met him once and told him what big fans they were, and he did them a solid by mentioning the name of their online rag in a speech to a roomful of people.

so how is that "getting even" with Slate?

They'd done him a favor, and as any good mobster knows you don't want to be indebted to someone.  He did them a solid back (and privately they knew he was lying thus it was a favor rather than recognition of appreciation).  Now he's even and they can't ask for additional favors.

OK. I've re-read and re-read TFA.  What favor did Slate do for JG?  Explaining what Slate is when he didn't care?


There was a very quick quote in the introduction of Slate:  "Covered the hell out of The Sopranos?"
 
2013-06-21 09:15:21 AM  

Supercampion: I fell bad the guy died and feel bad for his family but he really did seem kind of like a prick in real life. What do I know.


I'm sure people will say the same about you.
 
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