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(Science Magazine)   NASA's study of Mars tremors may some day answer questions about the origin of graboids   (sciencemag.org) divider line
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2019-03-19 05:52:36 AM  
That's a quality headline. +1.
 
2019-03-19 06:55:26 AM  
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My vote is outer space.  No way these are local boys.
 
2019-03-19 06:58:18 AM  

Gordon Bennett: That's a quality headline. +1.


Possibly HOTY candidate.

Tremors is one of those films that punches way above its weight class.  It's a B-movie that is better than a lot of big budget horror/sci-fi films.
 
2019-03-19 07:22:55 AM  

dittybopper: Gordon Bennett: That's a quality headline. +1.

Possibly HOTY candidate.


It certainly brings home the bacon.
 
2019-03-19 07:42:17 AM  
Speaking of the Tremors series, I hate what they've done to the Burt Gummer character over the last two films (5 and 6).

He's gone from being an affectionate caricature of a survivalist to being a mean spirited one, and seriously, whoever took over after Tremors 4 has a serious piss fetish.
 
2019-03-19 07:47:59 AM  
Graboids?

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Somewhere in a wooded area, I suppose.
 
2019-03-19 09:04:43 AM  
Back when America still had sane gun culture.
 
2019-03-19 09:27:42 AM  

dittybopper: Gordon Bennett: That's a quality headline. +1.

Possibly HOTY candidate.

Tremors is one of those films that punches way above its weight class.  It's a B-movie that is better than a lot of big budget horror/sci-fi films.


It was one of those movies many people initially caught accidentally. I rented it back in the day with no idea... I just didn't find anything else I wanted at my local spot. It was Halloween and I needed some horror movies to watch with friends. A lot of things were already checked out.
 
2019-03-19 09:33:28 AM  

doglover: Back when America still had sane gun culture.


????

WTF are you talking about?
 
2019-03-19 10:06:38 AM  

dittybopper: doglover: Back when America still had sane gun culture.

????

WTF are you talking about?


Tremors
 
2019-03-19 10:13:07 AM  

doglover: dittybopper: doglover: Back when America still had sane gun culture.

????

WTF are you talking about?

Tremors


HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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Go on, pull the other one.

I'd note that "Gun Nut" Burt Gummer is a bit of a hero.  He (and his wife) are the people either kill the graboids (by shooting one of them), or supply the means of killing the others (the pipe bombs).
 
2019-03-19 10:37:42 AM  

doglover: Back when America still had sane gun culture.


Earl: Guess we don't get to make fun of Burt's lifestyle anymore.
 
2019-03-19 10:59:02 AM  

Zafler: doglover: Back when America still had sane gun culture.

Earl: Guess we don't get to make fun of Burt's lifestyle anymore.


Not to mention the subsequent films that increasingly focus on Burt.
 
2019-03-19 03:50:58 PM  
Don't drink the water on mars.
 
2019-03-19 04:11:29 PM  
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2019-03-19 08:32:18 PM  
NASA's study of Mars tremors may some day answer questions about the origin of graboids

I was kinda hoping that Mueller would answer that question.
 
2019-03-19 09:42:42 PM  

doglover: Back when America still had sane gun culture.


It inspired the "Reba's basement" meme.
 
2019-03-20 02:17:15 AM  
dittybopper:

But they lived out in the middle of nowhere and only shot graboids.

They didn't bring the elephant gun to waffle house
 
2019-03-20 08:19:12 AM  

doglover: dittybopper:

But they lived out in the middle of nowhere and only shot graboids.


As far as we know
 
2019-03-20 04:38:09 PM  

doglover: dittybopper:

But they lived out in the middle of nowhere and only shot graboids.

They didn't bring the elephant gun to waffle house


Sure they did.  They were *ALWAYS* armed.  Not with the double rifle, of course, but they both always had handguns strapped to them, and they both carry rifles throughout pretty much the whole film.  Since Nevada was a state that was "may issue" at the time, we can assume that Burt and Heather both had permits.

They're played up as survivalists in the movie:

Burt Gummer: Food for five years, a thousand gallons of gas, air filtration, water filtration, Geiger counter. Bomb shelter! Underground... God damn monsters.

Earl Bassett: What kind of fuse is that?
Burt Gummer: Cannon fuse
Earl Bassett: What the hell do you use it for?
Burt Gummer: My cannon!


(A man after my own heart)


This is what winning looks like:

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BTW, it's already out of date.  Kentucky went "Constitutional Carry", with no permit required, last week.
 
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