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(Factor)   Operation Hennessey Underwater SeaLab becoming reality. Steve Zissou unvailable for comment   (factor-tech.com) divider line 48
    More: Cool, SeaOrbiter, research program, watercrafts, sci-fi  
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2014-02-26 09:47:13 AM  
Unavailable for comment:
abc-tv.igomages.com
 
2014-02-26 10:04:50 AM  
Mailbox head.
 
2014-02-26 10:10:26 AM  
photos.imageevent.com
 
2014-02-26 11:02:44 AM  
austinfilmschool.org
I loved that movie.
 
2014-02-26 11:14:12 AM  
www.slate.com

oldfarthenry: [austinfilmschool.org image 700x470]
I loved that movie.


One of the weirdest movies I've seen, and I loved every minute of it.

cdn.smosh.com
 
2014-02-26 11:24:47 AM  
The Life Aquatic was the movie that really got me into Wes Anderson flicks.  I love every one of the stylings that he is lampooned for in those parody videos that everyone makes.

/Fignuts.
 
2014-02-26 11:25:07 AM  
I hope they declare Martian Law.
 
2014-02-26 11:29:10 AM  
I'll slaughter them like a wolf among sheep!!!  The seas will run red with the blood of my enemies!!!
 
2014-02-26 11:30:54 AM  
Just no annoying "genius" kid on the crew, please?
 
2014-02-26 11:35:35 AM  
Pod 6 is jerks!
 
2014-02-26 11:37:29 AM  
Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored Bored...
 
2014-02-26 11:46:47 AM  

PainInTheASP: The Life Aquatic was the movie that really got me into Wes Anderson flicks.  I love every one of the stylings that he is lampooned for in those parody videos that everyone makes.

/Fignuts.


Ditto, except for me it was Rushmore. After The Big Lebowski, it's one of the most re-watchable movies I know.
 
2014-02-26 11:48:52 AM  
I thought that said underwear and was confused
 
2014-02-26 11:52:25 AM  
"Is this... my espresso machine? Wha- where did you get my espresso machine?"
 
2014-02-26 12:05:37 PM  
I misread the headline as Hennessy Underwear, and was getting ready to be excited.

imgc.allpostersimages.com
 
2014-02-26 12:12:27 PM  
Grizzlebee's: You'll Wish You Had Less Fun!
 
2014-02-26 12:17:10 PM  

DeltaPunch: PainInTheASP: The Life Aquatic was the movie that really got me into Wes Anderson flicks.  I love every one of the stylings that he is lampooned for in those parody videos that everyone makes.

/Fignuts.

Ditto, except for me it was Rushmore. After The Big Lebowski, it's one of the most re-watchable movies I know.


I've seen Rushmore twice, Bottle Rockets almost once and the train movie once. Did not like those.

Tennenbaums, Life Aquatic (finally about to get a Criterion release!) and Moonrise Kingdom are excellent. Especially Moonrise Kingdom.

Hotel is next week, IIRC.
 
2014-02-26 12:17:32 PM  

mcmnky: I misread the headline as Hennessy Underwear, and was getting ready to be excited.

[imgc.allpostersimages.com image 390x488]


Yup... still want.
 
2014-02-26 12:19:11 PM  
Also:
gamersgate.http.internapcdn.net
 
2014-02-26 12:30:00 PM  
The Life Aquatic is the best Saturday morning hangover movie ever. Nothing too loud or in your face and a wonderfully absurd yet simple story to keep your attention.

Sealab 2021 was also the bee's knees.
 
2014-02-26 12:31:13 PM  

DeltaPunch: for me it was Rushmore


Possibly my favorite movie of all time. I rented it from my college library and skipped class to immediately re-watch it. I'm not sure I ever returned the tape.
 
2014-02-26 12:44:16 PM  
Praise Alvis!
 
2014-02-26 12:46:33 PM  
The obligatory sound track to play while you are reading the article

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1Q8a2jmfMk

Note: only the Groovie Goolies cartoon had a theme song being remotely close to as good
 
2014-02-26 12:49:12 PM  
This thread is disturbingly lacking in Hesh.

/it's 2014, where is my Adrienne Barbeau-bot?
 
2014-02-26 12:55:52 PM  

Strolpol: This thread is disturbingly lacking in Hesh.

/it's 2014, where is my Adrienne Barbeau-bot?


i.cdn.turner.com
 
2014-02-26 12:57:52 PM  
It's like a koala crapped a rainbow in my brain.
 
2014-02-26 01:02:46 PM  
So they're building this large ship with all these features :

"the vessel features a vertical wind turbine and solar panels to generate power; an 18.5m high lookout post; a diving room and wet lab; a modular laboratory, medical and fitness areas; underwater bunks and pressurised living quarters and a variety of underwater dive pits.

SeaOrbiter is also kitted out with a range of support vessels and subsea exploration devices, including a diving drone capable of exploring the oceanic abyss at depths up to 6,000m - far deeper than it is possible for humans to travel."


All for €344,650? Something's not adding up here. A ship almost 200' tall with probes able to dive almost 20,000 feet, support ships, pressurized compartments, medical bay, wind turbines, solar panels, etc for that price? There's a comma or two missing there.

\Ben, aren't you forgetting something? Come on, come on, what are you waiting for? Daddy needs his medicine. I'm sick, baby. I'm sick. Come on, baby. Daddy needs his feel-good juice.
 
2014-02-26 01:19:08 PM  
This is a stupid proposal. A ship with a 100 ft draft can only enter maybe five harbors in the whole world and isn't going anywhere near reefs or islands.
 
2014-02-26 01:23:56 PM  

MadMattressMack: So they're building this large ship with all these features :

"the vessel features a vertical wind turbine and solar panels to generate power; an 18.5m high lookout post; a diving room and wet lab; a modular laboratory, medical and fitness areas; underwater bunks and pressurised living quarters and a variety of underwater dive pits.

SeaOrbiter is also kitted out with a range of support vessels and subsea exploration devices, including a diving drone capable of exploring the oceanic abyss at depths up to 6,000m - far deeper than it is possible for humans to travel."


All for €344,650? Something's not adding up here. A ship almost 200' tall with probes able to dive almost 20,000 feet, support ships, pressurized compartments, medical bay, wind turbines, solar panels, etc for that price? There's a comma or two missing there.

\Ben, aren't you forgetting something? Come on, come on, what are you waiting for? Daddy needs his medicine. I'm sick, baby. I'm sick. Come on, baby. Daddy needs his feel-good juice.


stuff this cool never actually gets built. Usually for a wide range of very good practical reasons.
 
2014-02-26 01:24:36 PM  
I see everyone has SeaLab covered, so I'll drop this here:

upload.wikimedia.org

/stupid mailbox-head
 
2014-02-26 01:38:48 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: This is a stupid proposal. A ship with a 100 ft draft can only enter maybe five harbors in the whole world and isn't going anywhere near reefs or islands.


retractable keel!
 
2014-02-26 02:04:13 PM  

MadMattressMack: All for €344,650? Something's not adding up here. A ship almost 200' tall with probes able to dive almost 20,000 feet, support ships, pressurized compartments, medical bay, wind turbines, solar panels, etc for that price? There's a comma or two missing there.


Yup, for that price, you're lucky to afford a 6-year-old 40' long Hallberg-Rassy sailboat. (Nice boat!)
newimages.yachtworld.com

I have a feeling this 'uber' exploration ship costs €344,650 just to design. And another 100 to 200-million to manufacture.

If I were in the market for a research vessel, there's one hell of a deal on the former 303' NOAA flagship up in Seattle right now - it has a blimp hanger, helipad, ice hardened hull, diesel electric propulsion, dentist and operating room, moon-pool, underwater bow viewing portholes, 18,000 mile operating range. $8.8 million.
newimages.yachtworld.com

Imagine the cost of filling the 348,655 gallon diesel tanks . . .
 
2014-02-26 02:08:56 PM  

Strolpol: This thread is disturbingly lacking in Hesh.

/it's 2014, where is my Adrienne Barbeau-bot?


img.fark.net
 
2014-02-26 02:12:12 PM  
ilarge.listal.com

Thinking old school James Bond.
 
2014-02-26 02:41:44 PM  

StrikitRich: [ilarge.listal.com image 850x478]

Thinking old school James Bond.


Meanwhile, at the Legion of Doom...

dontforgetatowel.com
 
2014-02-26 02:50:08 PM  

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Came here for this, leaving satisfied.  "If you're looking for me, you better look under the sea..."
 
2014-02-26 02:58:01 PM  
Is it built to withstand Jaquar sharks?

Whats great about The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou is that they all act like boys playing all throughout the movie.
 
2014-02-26 03:08:34 PM  

To The Escape Zeppelin!: This is a stupid proposal. A ship with a 100 ft draft can only enter maybe five harbors in the whole world and isn't going anywhere near reefs or islands.


img.fark.net

There's ways around the problem. Ballast tanks and folding keel can probably half its draw.

The bigger difficulty is no ones paying new-hull-design money for an endless ocean research voyage.
Actually building such a ship doesn't have to be absurdly expensive (could be made out of ferro cement or built someplace where the labor is inexpensive), but by the time you get through design tests and fitting out.... Won't be cheap, even if you register it with a foreign flag.

/Not to mention that puttering around aimlessly costs alot of money.
/Unless the're growing their own food, you'd need standard ships to resupply.
/At least the Freedom ship people had a viable business plan.
 
2014-02-26 03:15:39 PM  

mcmnky: I misread the headline as Hennessy Underwear, and was getting ready to be excited.

[imgc.allpostersimages.com image 390x488]


Had the same thing happen, just a different Hennessy,

hidefporn.ws
 
2014-02-26 03:17:47 PM  

Bubblegum Tate: StrikitRich: [ilarge.listal.com image 850x478]

Thinking old school James Bond.

Meanwhile, at the Legion of Doom...

[dontforgetatowel.com image 400x304]


Looks like Vader's helmet
 
2014-02-26 03:38:23 PM  

threadjackistan: "Is this... my espresso machine? Wha- where did you get my espresso machine?"


We f*cking stole it, man.

/Great to see Bud Cort in a movie so long after Harold and Maude
 
2014-02-26 03:38:24 PM  

MrSteve007: I have a feeling this 'uber' exploration ship costs €344,650 just to design. And another 100 to 200-million to manufacture.


That's what I thought as well.  €344,650 would maybe cover provisions and crew salary for 6 months alone. i wouldn't give a dime to someone who said they could build that ship for that cost. There's no way they've done any research on actually building it and they're pulling that number out of their arses. I'd say they were committing fraud if they're really saying that.
 
2014-02-26 05:34:15 PM  
 
2014-02-26 06:00:12 PM  

StrikitRich: Bubblegum Tate: StrikitRich: [ilarge.listal.com image 850x478]

Thinking old school James Bond.

Meanwhile, at the Legion of Doom...

[dontforgetatowel.com image 400x304]

Looks like Vader's helmet


Not too surprising.  Vader's helmet was apparently modelled after a skull (never looked like that to me, but whatever), and it seems likely that the LoD hideout would have the same general goal.
 
2014-02-26 07:18:08 PM  
onemansblog.com


Hennessy?
 
2014-02-26 08:19:50 PM  
Like Fight Club, The Life Aquatic is a perfect movie for the first two thirds of its running time.

The last third of both movies are so very regrettable.
 
2014-02-26 09:47:07 PM  
i.cdn.turner.com
 
2014-02-26 11:39:44 PM  

MadMattressMack: So they're building this large ship with all these features :

"the vessel features a vertical wind turbine and solar panels to generate power; an 18.5m high lookout post; a diving room and wet lab; a modular laboratory, medical and fitness areas; underwater bunks and pressurised living quarters and a variety of underwater dive pits.

SeaOrbiter is also kitted out with a range of support vessels and subsea exploration devices, including a diving drone capable of exploring the oceanic abyss at depths up to 6,000m - far deeper than it is possible for humans to travel."


All for €344,650? Something's not adding up here. A ship almost 200' tall with probes able to dive almost 20,000 feet, support ships, pressurized compartments, medical bay, wind turbines, solar panels, etc for that price? There's a comma or two missing there.

\Ben, aren't you forgetting something? Come on, come on, what are you waiting for? Daddy needs his medicine. I'm sick, baby. I'm sick. Come on, baby. Daddy needs his feel-good juice.


Was going to say something along these lines.  A yacht this size, even if it WASN'T super futuristic, would easily cost upwards of $50 million.
 
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