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2013-11-20 09:18:50 PM  
If it's not a strong PG-13 and it's not at least two movies it will be a ginormous piece of shiat. Gi-farkin-normous.

Dammit. It's my favorite King book and I really want a well done adaptation. Gah!
 
2013-11-20 09:26:30 PM  
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BRING OUT YOUR DEAD!
 
2013-11-20 09:40:11 PM  
Making it PG-13 is a poor idea. Sounds like the director might have agreed.
 
2013-11-20 09:47:20 PM  
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Bring her back
 
2013-11-20 10:10:39 PM  
I just want to see them actually bring The Kid into the story.
 
2013-11-20 10:14:41 PM  
Baby can you dig your director?
 
2013-11-20 11:17:03 PM  

LlamaGirl: I just want to see them actually bring The Kid into the story.


Yeah, not getting that with a PG-13 rating. Well I suppose you could but you'd have to leave a specific scene out. I guess they could have him traveling with Trashy, drinking Rebel Yell if you can believe that happy crappy. Then just have him threaten ol' Trashcan Man, only to get mauled by wolves.
 
2013-11-20 11:22:58 PM  

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Bring her back


Laura San JACK-A-MORE on her boobs?
 
2013-11-20 11:32:50 PM  
The Stand has been my favorite book since middle school. I've probably averaged reading it once a year for the past 20 years. I actually just picked it up again this week. That said, I just can't get excited for the movie. For one, Ray Walston and Ossie Davis were Glen and the Judge. Gary Sinise was good, as were Corin Nemec (although it was a somewhat different take on the character) and Ruby Dee. But Ray and Ossie - and especially Ray - were perfect for those two characters and I feel like whoever ends up playing them will fall short of their performances. (Damn near forgot about Bill Fagerbakke. M-O-O-N that spells fark you if you think you'll find a better Tom Cullen).

I love The Kid in the book, but I hope he stays in the book. I feel like he is too much of a caricature to come off as any sort of believable on screen. I think he would have to be toned way down.

The film must - but probably won't be - rated R. I assume it'll be PG-13. But if you aren't going to to show plague victims, crucifixions, rape harems, etc., then why put it on the big screen? A watered down, serviceable adaptation has already been made and there is no need for another if you aren't planning on bringing something new to the table, other than better special effects.

I would much rather see a mini-series on AMC. The story and characters are too big for one or even two two-hour movies. I would plan for three seasons and *SPOILER ALERT FOR 35 YEAR OLD BOOK* have season one cover the plague and end with all groups beginning their journey, season two end with the explosion, and season three finish the book.
 
2013-11-20 11:38:48 PM  
If they can turn Under the Dome into a never-ending TV show, you'd think they could pull something similar with The Stand. Of course, Under the Dome sucks, but still.
 
2013-11-20 11:44:50 PM  
Oh, The Stand? Is that supposed to be a good book? Whatever, I heard God saves the day at the end. Sounds pretty stupid.
 
2013-11-20 11:50:34 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Oh, The Stand? Is that supposed to be a good book? Whatever, I heard God saves the day at the end. Sounds pretty stupid.


That's ok, it would have been terrible for you if you would have enjoyed it, I'm sure.
 
2013-11-21 12:03:01 AM  
No Stephen King movie should ever be anything but R-rated. Stuff like "Stand by Me" notwithstanding.
 
2013-11-21 12:13:32 AM  

fusillade762: No Stephen King movie should ever be anything but R-rated. Stuff like "Stand by Me" notwithstanding.


Stand By Me was rated R.
 
2013-11-21 12:23:01 AM  

Confabulat: fusillade762: No Stephen King movie should ever be anything but R-rated. Stuff like "Stand by Me" notwithstanding.

Stand By Me was rated R.


D'OH! I knew I should have checked.
 
2013-11-21 12:35:05 AM  

fusillade762: Confabulat: fusillade762: No Stephen King movie should ever be anything but R-rated. Stuff like "Stand by Me" notwithstanding.

Stand By Me was rated R.

D'OH! I knew I should have checked.


It had kids smoking cigarettes. These days it would be deemed unfit for public viewing and the filmmakers would be investigated.
 
2013-11-21 12:47:56 AM  

Confabulat: If they can turn Under the Dome into a never-ending TV show, you'd think they could pull something similar with The Stand. Of course, Under the Dome sucks, but still.


Is that supposed to keep going? I don't think it has the steam. I like the idea of another Stand miniseries because I loved the other one when I was a kid.

I don't recall ever actually reading a Stephen King book [insta-edit!]...except for the Green Mile for modern literature part b in university.
 
2013-11-21 12:51:47 AM  

Confabulat: B.L.Z. Bub: Oh, The Stand? Is that supposed to be a good book? Whatever, I heard God saves the day at the end. Sounds pretty stupid.

That's ok, it would have been terrible for you if you would have enjoyed it, I'm sure.


Well I don't see how that could be in the realm of possibility with such a shiatty ending. You start talking about a farking Hand of God saving the day, there are only two possibilities: 1) Everything else about the book sucks; 2) Everything else about the book does not suck, in which case the ending will piss me off even more. Was King drunk when he thought that up, or just not drinking enough?
 
2013-11-21 12:56:50 AM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Confabulat: B.L.Z. Bub: Oh, The Stand? Is that supposed to be a good book? Whatever, I heard God saves the day at the end. Sounds pretty stupid.

That's ok, it would have been terrible for you if you would have enjoyed it, I'm sure.

Well I don't see how that could be in the realm of possibility with such a shiatty ending. You start talking about a farking Hand of God saving the day, there are only two possibilities: 1) Everything else about the book sucks; 2) Everything else about the book does not suck, in which case the ending will piss me off even more. Was King drunk when he thought that up, or just not drinking enough?


Meh, King seems to have problems with endings, it's pretty well known. He's great at building characters and setting the atmosphere in most of his stuff that I've read but he just can't seem to stick landings all that well. That and he's often in dire need of an editor, just not an over zealous one.

/the ending to the Dark Tower series was the only one that could have worked, you know this to be true!
//coulda been better though without telling us what happens to Susannah when she goes through the door.
 
2013-11-21 12:58:17 AM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Confabulat: B.L.Z. Bub: Oh, The Stand? Is that supposed to be a good book? Whatever, I heard God saves the day at the end. Sounds pretty stupid.

That's ok, it would have been terrible for you if you would have enjoyed it, I'm sure.

Well I don't see how that could be in the realm of possibility with such a shiatty ending. You start talking about a farking Hand of God saving the day, there are only two possibilities: 1) Everything else about the book sucks; 2) Everything else about the book does not suck, in which case the ending will piss me off even more. Was King drunk when he thought that up, or just not drinking enough?


The entire last half of the book is a religious allegory more or less, good vs. evil, God vs Satan type-stuff.

I'm an atheist, but I don't have a problem with religious stuff in my fiction. It's no more ridiculous than most sci-fi explanations for stuff, and that's where it belongs anyway.

It amuses me how so many atheists get openly hostile to anything approaching God or religion in their sci-fi though. Look how upset people got about Battlestar Galactica. It's like they can't even possibly imagine a world where there's a real God, but they will happily imagine every other fantasy scenario out there.
 
2013-11-21 01:11:07 AM  

Confabulat: B.L.Z. Bub: Confabulat: B.L.Z. Bub: Oh, The Stand? Is that supposed to be a good book? Whatever, I heard God saves the day at the end. Sounds pretty stupid.

That's ok, it would have been terrible for you if you would have enjoyed it, I'm sure.

Well I don't see how that could be in the realm of possibility with such a shiatty ending. You start talking about a farking Hand of God saving the day, there are only two possibilities: 1) Everything else about the book sucks; 2) Everything else about the book does not suck, in which case the ending will piss me off even more. Was King drunk when he thought that up, or just not drinking enough?

The entire last half of the book is a religious allegory more or less, good vs. evil, God vs Satan type-stuff.

I'm an atheist, but I don't have a problem with religious stuff in my fiction. It's no more ridiculous than most sci-fi explanations for stuff, and that's where it belongs anyway.

It amuses me how so many atheists get openly hostile to anything approaching God or religion in their sci-fi though. Look how upset people got about Battlestar Galactica. It's like they can't even possibly imagine a world where there's a real God, but they will happily imagine every other fantasy scenario out there.


I think it has to do more with having a problem with God taking an active hand in events when that God is believed to be all powerful and so forth and so on yet doesn't do anything to prevent earlier events from taking place. Ok, God stepped in and did what he/she/it did near the end of the book. So why didn't that same being stop Captain Trips in the first place? Or in BSG's case, God sent "Angels" to guide people towards Earth after the Cylon attack on the colonies. So why didn't God step in at some point in the other cycles?

I mean I get that in those cases God is in fact playing the long game and trying to teach a lesson by allowing whatever previous atrocities in those stories, but allowing that much death and destruction just to prove a point and stepping in later anyways kinda paints God as a gigantic dickhead.
 
2013-11-21 01:15:27 AM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: So why didn't that same being stop Captain Trips in the first place?


It's been a long time since I read it, but didn't Mother Abigail go on about how it was God purging Earth like in the time of Noah or something like that? Humanity reduced to just a few people left to prove their worth or some nonsense like that.
 
2013-11-21 01:22:26 AM  

Confabulat: Dingleberry Dickwad: So why didn't that same being stop Captain Trips in the first place?

It's been a long time since I read it, but didn't Mother Abigail go on about how it was God purging Earth like in the time of Noah or something like that? Humanity reduced to just a few people left to prove their worth or some nonsense like that.


I vaguely remember something like that. I haven't read it in years. I don't remember anything about proving their worth but I remember her saying something about purging the earth. Either way, my point stands, any time God actually interferes with any story I've read or watched or heard, it ends up painting him as a dick. "Well, time to purge the Earth again. Lets see, I think I'll take out 95% of life on the planet this time, see if those wacky bastards come back from that. Wait, this other asshole is trying to take out the remaining 5%? Fark this shiat, I'M the only one allowed to fark with those guys. I guess I should step in and save them"
 
2013-11-21 01:24:10 AM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: Confabulat: Dingleberry Dickwad: So why didn't that same being stop Captain Trips in the first place?

It's been a long time since I read it, but didn't Mother Abigail go on about how it was God purging Earth like in the time of Noah or something like that? Humanity reduced to just a few people left to prove their worth or some nonsense like that.

I vaguely remember something like that. I haven't read it in years. I don't remember anything about proving their worth but I remember her saying something about purging the earth. Either way, my point stands, any time God actually interferes with any story I've read or watched or heard, it ends up painting him as a dick. "Well, time to purge the Earth again. Lets see, I think I'll take out 95% of life on the planet this time, see if those wacky bastards come back from that. Wait, this other asshole is trying to take out the remaining 5%? Fark this shiat, I'M the only one allowed to fark with those guys. I guess I should step in and save them"


You raise good points. Yet the short-story collection of God's greatest hits is still one of the best-selling books today, go figure. I've heard of people who even base their own lives on that stuff.
 
2013-11-21 01:30:51 AM  

Confabulat: Dingleberry Dickwad: Confabulat: Dingleberry Dickwad: So why didn't that same being stop Captain Trips in the first place?

It's been a long time since I read it, but didn't Mother Abigail go on about how it was God purging Earth like in the time of Noah or something like that? Humanity reduced to just a few people left to prove their worth or some nonsense like that.

I vaguely remember something like that. I haven't read it in years. I don't remember anything about proving their worth but I remember her saying something about purging the earth. Either way, my point stands, any time God actually interferes with any story I've read or watched or heard, it ends up painting him as a dick. "Well, time to purge the Earth again. Lets see, I think I'll take out 95% of life on the planet this time, see if those wacky bastards come back from that. Wait, this other asshole is trying to take out the remaining 5%? Fark this shiat, I'M the only one allowed to fark with those guys. I guess I should step in and save them"

You raise good points. Yet the short-story collection of God's greatest hits is still one of the best-selling books today, go figure. I've heard of people who even base their own lives on that stuff.


Oh I'm not worried about real life. People can believe in whatever magical sky wizard/zombie savior or whatever they feel like as long as they don't try to pass that shiat off in the class room as science and don't use it as an excuse to kill others or to be a dick to others.

I'm just saying putting God as an active participant into regular fiction like that doesn't really work well. I'm sure somewhere out there there's an exception to that rule, but in general, inserting all powerful deities into stories ends up not working.
 
2013-11-21 01:43:35 AM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: I'm just saying putting God as an active participant into regular fiction like that doesn't really work well. I'm sure somewhere out there there's an exception to that rule, but in general, inserting all powerful deities into stories ends up not working.


The exception:
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"People populate the darkness; with ghost, with gods, with electrons, with tales. People imagine, and people believe; and it is that rock solid belief, that makes things happen."
 
2013-11-21 01:48:09 AM  
realistically, stephen king needs someone to interpret his work, not adapt it per se. he comes up with great ideas but blows it routinely. think of the shining...a great ghost story wherein king devotes 1/4 (or more) to alcoholism then blames things on ghosts. coulda been a fantastic ghost story.

the stand could be an amazing story if the right people weed through the unnecessary 200-300 pages and find a non deus ex machina ending(literally, for fark's sake). the premise and general vibe could make for a really interesting film (or even films...in the right hands i'd pay for two). just please don't involve molly ringwald, she's just awful.
 
2013-11-21 01:48:59 AM  

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Bring her back


I agree with you and so do my pants.

Confabulat: It amuses me how so many atheists get openly hostile to anything approaching God or religion

...

It reminds me of macho men getting all bent out of shape about homosexuals. Inside every angry, militant atheist is a little boy who's angry at his god.
 
2013-11-21 02:05:05 AM  

daysofinspiration: The Stand has been my favorite book since middle school. I've probably averaged reading it once a year for the past 20 years. I actually just picked it up again this week. That said, I just can't get excited for the movie. For one, Ray Walston and Ossie Davis were Glen and the Judge. Gary Sinise was good, as were Corin Nemec (although it was a somewhat different take on the character) and Ruby Dee. But Ray and Ossie - and especially Ray - were perfect for those two characters and I feel like whoever ends up playing them will fall short of their performances. (Damn near forgot about Bill Fagerbakke. M-O-O-N that spells fark you if you think you'll find a better Tom Cullen).

I love The Kid in the book, but I hope he stays in the book. I feel like he is too much of a caricature to come off as any sort of believable on screen. I think he would have to be toned way down.

The film must - but probably won't be - rated R. I assume it'll be PG-13. But if you aren't going to to show plague victims, crucifixions, rape harems, etc., then why put it on the big screen? A watered down, serviceable adaptation has already been made and there is no need for another if you aren't planning on bringing something new to the table, other than better special effects.

I would much rather see a mini-series on AMC. The story and characters are too big for one or even two two-hour movies. I would plan for three seasons and *SPOILER ALERT FOR 35 YEAR OLD BOOK* have season one cover the plague and end with all groups beginning their journey, season two end with the explosion, and season three finish the book.


I'm with you on all that stuff.. but Frannie had red hair.  And they had one of the hottest redheads ever in the miniseries..... with raven black hair.
 
2013-11-21 02:23:50 AM  

redsquid: It reminds me of macho men getting all bent out of shape about homosexuals. Inside every angry, militant atheist is a little boy who's angry at his god.


Heh. I'm an agnostic 'atheist' because I don't believe anybody has gotten 'god' right, and frankly, it's insanity to think you could, (if there is a 'god') but...

CSB:
I used to bartend and one of my regulars was an older middle-aged guy who was loudly and persistently atheist. I asked him one night why he was an atheist and he said "I won't believe in a god who would kill my wife" (she had died from cancer a few years earlier)

In my head: Duuuuude...being mad at god...not really atheism.
Out loud: Dude, that sucks. Have one on the house...
 
2013-11-21 02:38:44 AM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Confabulat: B.L.Z. Bub: Oh, The Stand? Is that supposed to be a good book? Whatever, I heard God saves the day at the end. Sounds pretty stupid.

That's ok, it would have been terrible for you if you would have enjoyed it, I'm sure.

Well I don't see how that could be in the realm of possibility with such a shiatty ending. You start talking about a farking Hand of God saving the day, there are only two possibilities: 1) Everything else about the book sucks; 2) Everything else about the book does not suck, in which case the ending will piss me off even more. Was King drunk when he thought that up, or just not drinking enough?


Cocaine. Nobody writes a book that farking long without some stimulants being involved.
 
2013-11-21 03:48:41 AM  

Confabulat: If they can turn Under the Dome into a never-ending TV show, you'd think they could pull something similar with The Stand. Of course, Under the Dome sucks, but still.


I watched that show, even though it was not very good at following the book at all, for weeks.  Then I heard that they planned to re up with it which just told me they are going to do whatever the fark they want with it and it will barely resemble the actual source material in the end and I quit watching it immediately, along with CBS all together.
 
2013-11-21 04:01:38 AM  

srhp29: Confabulat: If they can turn Under the Dome into a never-ending TV show, you'd think they could pull something similar with The Stand. Of course, Under the Dome sucks, but still.

I watched that show, even though it was not very good at following the book at all, for weeks.  Then I heard that they planned to re up with it which just told me they are going to do whatever the fark they want with it and it will barely resemble the actual source material in the end and I quit watching it immediately, along with CBS all together.


I will check out the season premiere because Stephen King is writing it. The show is so far removed from the original book now I'm curious to see where he'll take the story. It can't have much to do with his novel anymore; the dome has already been over the town longer than the entire 1000-page book.
 
2013-11-21 05:17:29 AM  
I thought it was Wild Cards from the headline. =<
 
2013-11-21 06:20:19 AM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: Confabulat: Dingleberry Dickwad: So why didn't that same being stop Captain Trips in the first place?

It's been a long time since I read it, but didn't Mother Abigail go on about how it was God purging Earth like in the time of Noah or something like that? Humanity reduced to just a few people left to prove their worth or some nonsense like that.

I vaguely remember something like that. I haven't read it in years. I don't remember anything about proving their worth but I remember her saying something about purging the earth. Either way, my point stands, any time God actually interferes with any story I've read or watched or heard, it ends up painting him as a dick. "Well, time to purge the Earth again. Lets see, I think I'll take out 95% of life on the planet this time, see if those wacky bastards come back from that. Wait, this other asshole is trying to take out the remaining 5%? Fark this shiat, I'M the only one allowed to fark with those guys. I guess I should step in and save them"


So much for omniscience.
 
2013-11-21 06:31:33 AM  
HUGE fan of The Stand. Still read it at least once a year. But... this just isn't going to work. The book is too broad in scope and contains way too many caricatures that, though they move the book along, just wouldn't work on film- i.e., The Kid (as stated above).

One film that BEGS to be made out of a King short story is the motherfarking  LONG WALK. Darabont directing, strong young actors- and keep the dark theme and feel of the story. It's such a study of the human psyche under duress... damn- if done correctly, it would be amazing.
 
2013-11-21 06:46:20 AM  
Big fan of The Stand but it doesn't translate well onto the screen.  Agree that King needs a judicious editor - not just one with a hatchet.

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M-O-O-N  FTW

Keep Molly Ringwald out of the remake but keep Gary Sinise
 
2013-11-21 06:56:47 AM  
I thought the whole point of the ending is that, while god cold take care of the magical part, there needed to be a specific set of circumstances to pull it all off.

God decided to wipe out most of humanity, yet it was humanity's own hubris that accomplished it.

Even after that, a certain portion of humanity needed to be weeded out. While the hand of god did indeed perform the fatal stroke, it was the actions of the people that set up the circumstances required to do so. Trashy with the nuke. Larry and Stan to prompt Flagg's summoning of the majority of the bad element to Las Vegas for their execution, which set the stage for the Deus Ex Machina.

You know, the fact that some pompous critic somewhere comes up with a clever foreign phrase to disparage a plot device, doesn't totally negate the use of that plot device in all cases. This writer feels that, in this particular case, the whole "hand of god" device was woven throughout the story.

Now, King writing his self into the Dark Tower, on the other hand...
 
2013-11-21 08:19:41 AM  

HAMMERTOE: You know, the fact that some pompous critic somewhere comes up with a clever foreign phrase to disparage a plot device, doesn't totally negate the use of that plot device in all cases. This writer feels that, in this particular case, the whole "hand of god" device was woven throughout the story.


I always felt that the hand of god thing was just the personification of everything coming before it as well, that fate's hand was already dealt and everyone of the actors were just pawns on the stage of life. But that really, that was the scary part of the book, that your life outcome was predestined no matter what choices you made.
 
2013-11-21 08:32:55 AM  

HAMMERTOE: I thought the whole point of the ending is that, while god cold take care of the magical part, there needed to be a specific set of circumstances to pull it all off.


no no, the point of the ending is that stephen king wrote the novel and cannot write an ending.
 
2013-11-21 08:33:55 AM  
You know another popular story that literally ended with the Hand of God?

Raiders of the Lost Ark.

No one ever called that a cheat.
 
2013-11-21 08:42:25 AM  

daysofinspiration: For one, Ray Walston and Ossie Davis were Glen and the Judge. Gary Sinise was good, as were Corin Nemec (although it was a somewhat different take on the character) and Ruby Dee.


Whatever one's opinion on the story itself and the production values, I agree that it was one of the best cast adaptations made.  I'd also include Ed Harris in that list, for what it's worth.
 
2013-11-21 08:55:10 AM  

psilosybical: no no, the point of the ending is that stephen king wrote the novel and cannot write an ending.


Okay. You've got the floor. Let's hear your ending. Otherwise, sit down.
 
2013-11-21 09:02:21 AM  

HAMMERTOE: I thought the whole point of the ending is that, while god cold take care of the magical part, there needed to be a specific set of circumstances to pull it all off.


My take was that God wiped out most of humanity and gave the rest a choice to be good or evil.  He sent the four good guys to Vegas to test their faith, and because they were faithful, destroyed Vegas and the evil people in it.  He was responsible for Flagg "awakening" early in the story, and also for Flagg's failing powers near the end.   He was also responsible for the powers bestowed upon Trash to omniciently know where all of the WMDs were in the US.

So yeah, I thought the circumstances part you mentioned depended on free will, rather than destiny.
 
2013-11-21 09:04:18 AM  
Maybe it's just my belief structure showing through, but I happen to believe that "god" and other supernatural, magical, or other assorted "other-worldly" phenomena particularly belong in "fictional" works. In fact, that's the ONLY place the aforementioned entities belong. As such, they are equally applicable and welcome in ALL aspects of plot development and resolution. How can you accept an evil magical being as the antagonist, yet refer to "the hand of god" involved in the  plot resolution as "cheating"? Seems awful duplicitous to me.
 
2013-11-21 09:13:24 AM  

HAMMERTOE: Okay. You've got the floor. Let's hear your ending. Otherwise, sit down.


here's the cool part: i'm not an author, so i'm not on the hook to wrap up a story in a satisfactory manner. that said, a more satisfactory ending would have been to have flagg's people devolve into chaos after revolting against him, as fear of him was their only reason for staying in line. after the good guys. they could have clearly been stuck in a dark age as the good ol' christians flourished. the concept of god jumping in is just cheap, there are literally dozens of ways it could have ended without resorting to deus ex machina.

it's a stephen king issue in general. look at "it", for example. it's a book that ends with a jarringly out of place bastardization of lovecraftian concepts with a little pre-teen sex thrown in for good measure. all from the guy who also wrote that novel about god being good and saving the good guys and whatnot. ick.

on that note, for those asking for the kid to be a bigger character, is a character whose sole purpose is abusing and sexually assaulting a character who has a history of being abused and sexually assaulted really necessary? the plot would really not suffer from a lack of him.
 
2013-11-21 09:14:49 AM  

psilosybical: it's a stephen king issue in general. look at "it", for example. it's a book that ends with a jarringly out of place bastardization of lovecraftian concepts with a little pre-teen sex thrown in for good measure. all from the guy who also wrote that novel about god being good and saving the good guys and whatnot. ick.


This is what happens when you write books while on coke
 
2013-11-21 09:15:11 AM  
*after the good guys pull some persuasion. the book was leading that way anyway at their mock trial at the end.

sorry, don't know what happened there.
 
2013-11-21 09:17:20 AM  

born_yesterday: He sent the four good guys to Vegas to test their faith, and because they were faithful, destroyed Vegas and the evil people in it.


Lol :D

Baby, can you dig your savior? Larry Underwood died for your sins!

I know I didn't say I was comin down,
I know you didn't know I was here in town,
But bay-yay-yaby you can tell me if anyone can,
Baby, can you dig your man?
He's a righteous man,
Tell me baby, can you dig your man?
"Jesus, that's me," he had said...
 
2013-11-21 09:19:42 AM  

psilosybical: the plot would really not suffer from a lack of him.


Very true. And also why he was edited from the original mini-series.

Perhaps I'm more invested in it than most. I re-read the book probably once a year, if not more. It's close to the top of my favorite stories of all time.
 
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  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

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