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2019-08-21 03:57:01 PM  
They're not too well known here in America I don't believe but there is a Dutch band I like by the name of Delain. When they were supporting somebody else on a tour here in Columbus, their lead singer, Charlotte Wessels, said that some guy up front was at his 200th Delain show. I like Delain and I like (good) concerts, but there is no way in the world I'm going to even twenty of their shows.

I'm almost joking, but you just know that guy has a shrine in his basement to Wessels that he has jizzed on a few million times and it is where he plans to keep her once he kidnaps her. That was three or four years ago now, any day now I'm half-expecting to see something in the news about her being killed and it'll be by that whackjob.

I'm sure their manager and label have had that fellow on their radar for a while, but there is only so much you can reasonably do when your movements are publicly announced and especially overseas, you don't have hardcore private security.
 
2019-08-21 04:12:09 PM  
It's kind of interesting how you can have those 1-way relationships development and rage out of control (as it were). It's like a high-school crush that you don't get perspective on. Honestly, in terms of horror it's definitely one of the tropes I most enjoy too, that notion that someone is doing something they cannot see as unreasonable and they just plow on forwards with it.
 
2019-08-21 04:13:05 PM  

WoodyHayes: They're not too well known here in America I don't believe but there is a Dutch band I like by the name of Delain. When they were supporting somebody else on a tour here in Columbus, their lead singer, Charlotte Wessels, said that some guy up front was at his 200th Delain show. I like Delain and I like (good) concerts, but there is no way in the world I'm going to even twenty of their shows.

I'm almost joking, but you just know that guy has a shrine in his basement to Wessels that he has jizzed on a few million times and it is where he plans to keep her once he kidnaps her. That was three or four years ago now, any day now I'm half-expecting to see something in the news about her being killed and it'll be by that whackjob.

I'm sure their manager and label have had that fellow on their radar for a while, but there is only so much you can reasonably do when your movements are publicly announced and especially overseas, you don't have hardcore private security.


Kinda sounds like some deadheads.
 
2019-08-21 04:13:38 PM  
Happy to see the original The Fan in the list.
 
2019-08-21 04:21:33 PM  
Glad to see Frasier and American Dad! on there. Both solid depictions of obsessive fandom and great shows to boot.
 
2019-08-21 04:26:33 PM  
List fails without Syndrome from "The Incredibles".

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2019-08-21 04:34:34 PM  
When will Kevin Smith adapt "Bimbos of the Death Sun"?
 
2019-08-21 04:35:01 PM  
1. Eminem, "Stan" (2000)

Not a huuuuuge Eminem fan, but this song is farking awesome. it totally captures the feel of the overzealous fan going over the edge. And the Dido bit just fits the song perfectly for some reason.

9. Friends, "The One After The Superbowl" (1996)

And LOL... I remember this episode, but nothing about it. Since it was the big post-Super Bowl episode, and they made a big deal about it, I went to a party at a friend's house after t he game. They had TVs everywhere, of all kinds. A 13" B&W in the bathroom, one in the hallway, a couple in the kitchen, of course ones in the living room and out on the patio. All different shapes and sizes, all different ages(Some were 20 years old), some were B&W, some color. It was actually kind of cool. So I remember the episode itself, but had a lot of beer that day, so don't really remember the plot.
 
2019-08-21 04:48:20 PM  
Adventures of Ford Fairlane:  Sam the Sleazebag
 
2019-08-21 04:49:23 PM  
Sunset Blvd had a unique take on it
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2019-08-21 04:51:33 PM  

LowbrowDeluxe: Adventures of Ford Fairlane:  Sam the Sleazebag


Too bad they had to keep the evidence.

//I make gifts!
 
2019-08-21 04:52:59 PM  
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2019-08-21 04:57:49 PM  

LowbrowDeluxe: Adventures of Ford Fairlane:  Sam the Sleazebag


I love that movie. Sure, it's dopey, but I get a kick out of it. Used to have the accompanying comic, but sold it ages ago...
 
2019-08-21 05:06:19 PM  

WoodyHayes: They're not too well known here in America I don't believe but there is a Dutch band I like by the name of Delain. When they were supporting somebody else on a tour here in Columbus, their lead singer, Charlotte Wessels, said that some guy up front was at his 200th Delain show. I like Delain and I like (good) concerts, but there is no way in the world I'm going to even twenty of their shows.

I'm almost joking, but you just know that guy has a shrine in his basement to Wessels that he has jizzed on a few million times and it is where he plans to keep her once he kidnaps her.


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2019-08-21 05:10:39 PM  
RUPERT PUPKIN

Rupert Pupkin Rupert Pupkin Rupert Pupkin Rupert Pupkin

Best character name evar.
 
2019-08-21 05:50:35 PM  
Did they include the morons clamoring for HBO to redo the final season of GoT?  Because that s**t was pants on head stupid...
 
2019-08-21 06:17:29 PM  
Alan's Obsessed Fan - I'm Alan Partridge - BBC
Youtube 5iFrVmCZzWM
 
2019-08-21 06:34:58 PM  
Its funny that Deniro is 2 of those... and 2 very very different roles.
 
2019-08-21 06:54:29 PM  
I Remember You
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2019-08-21 06:59:04 PM  
 
2019-08-21 07:05:54 PM  

LewDux: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/N10daql_​Ubg]


Björk - So Broken
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2019-08-21 07:39:04 PM  

Tarl3k: Did they include the morons clamoring for HBO to redo the final season of GoT?  Because that s**t was pants on head stupid...


Explain how
 
2019-08-21 07:50:05 PM  
The list is a fail without 'Play Misty For Me.'
 
2019-08-21 07:50:27 PM  

Fano: Tarl3k: Did they include the morons clamoring for HBO to redo the final season of GoT?  Because that s**t was pants on head stupid...

Explain how


The people clamoring for the season to be redone were the idiots...dangling participle is dangling.
 
2019-08-21 08:01:04 PM  
Stan is an amazing song; incredible lyrics with a jaw drop ending. I had to laugh when the utes started using "stan" so casually, referencing a mentally ill, obsessed fan who ties up his pregnant girlfriend in the trunk and plunges their car into a river. Delightful!

I also think anyone with an Instagram account needs to watch Ingrid Goes West. Elizabeth Olsen and O'Shea Jackson, Jr. turn in great performances, and Aubrey Plaza is both funny and chilling as the titular Ingrid. Great flick.
 
2019-08-21 08:26:24 PM  

Snargi: The list is a fail without 'Play Misty For Me.'


She was wonderfully batty.... but was it her fandom of his radio show which propelled her?
Your example reminds me of Oliver Stone's Talk Radio, as well.
 
2019-08-21 08:28:42 PM  
This guy, from Robert Altman's Nashville?

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2019-08-21 08:38:52 PM  
There's a couple of Farkers who should be in that list. Like the one who has a spreadsheet to tracks the various comings and goings of certain Farkettes.
 
2019-08-21 09:21:03 PM  

Tarl3k: Fano: Tarl3k: Did they include the morons clamoring for HBO to redo the final season of GoT?  Because that s**t was pants on head stupid...

Explain how

The people clamoring for the season to be redone were the idiots...dangling participle is dangling.


I wasn't particularly satisfied with the ending, but I also agree with this.

It would hardly be the first scifi or fantasy show to end unsatisfactorily (or debateably so)
 
2019-08-21 09:29:32 PM  
Surprised The Natural wasn't on the list.
 
2019-08-21 10:17:56 PM  

Fano: Tarl3k: Did they include the morons clamoring for HBO to redo the final season of GoT?  Because that s**t was pants on head stupid...

Explain how


The sets were struck and the cast and crew had already moved onto other jobs by the time the finale aired. The cast and crew weren't waiting for Internet Force Twitchy to give their verdict before going for another paycheck.
 
2019-08-21 10:19:53 PM  

Snargi: The list is a fail without 'Play Misty For Me.'


Wrong flick to watch during my midnight-6 radio days.
 
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2019-08-21 10:56:55 PM  

calufrax: When will Kevin Smith adapt "Bimbos of the Death Sun"?


Now that I think about it, it would make for a pretty good movie. It's short enough to be done in two hours.

Not sure the sequel "Zombies of the Gene Pool" would work though. It was enjoyable, but the way the story is structured might be difficult.
 
2019-08-21 11:34:23 PM  
I'm surprised there was nothing Star Wars-related on there.
 
2019-08-22 01:21:32 AM  

Thosw: Surprised The Natural wasn't on the list.


Can't remember which story it was that inspired the shooting:

http://wrigleyivy.com/the-shootings-o​f​-billy-jurges-and-eddie-waitkus/
 
2019-08-22 01:31:33 AM  

Thong_of_Zardoz: There's a couple of Farkers who should be in that list. Like the one who has a spreadsheet to tracks the various comings and goings of certain Farkettes.


There's a longer story there that I'm both curious and afraid to hear.
 
2019-08-22 02:30:06 AM  
Mickie James - The Lick Of Doom
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2019-08-22 07:11:47 AM  
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"I've never been able to visit it before now, but I've got all sorts of souvenirs. Copies of all the advertising satellites that have ever been sent out. All the posters. I had a long correspondence with one of the founder members too, soon after it started. Although I never got to see the early days, I know it's not as good as it used to be but I'm still terribly interested."
 
2019-08-22 08:38:07 AM  
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2019-08-22 09:15:51 AM  
Big Fan is a great little movie, but tough to watch following the death of Oswalt's wife.
 
2019-08-22 09:39:28 AM  

Snatch Bandergrip: Big Fan is a great little movie, but tough to watch following the death of Oswalt's wife.


Its been a while since I've seen it so I need to rewatch to get the context again
 
2019-08-22 11:48:52 AM  

Nurglitch: It's kind of interesting how you can have those 1-way relationships development and rage out of control (as it were). It's like a high-school crush that you don't get perspective on. Honestly, in terms of horror it's definitely one of the tropes I most enjoy too, that notion that someone is doing something they cannot see as unreasonable and they just plow on forwards with it.


You're right. I had this thought when I read that: what must God (if She exists) think of Her most ardent fans?

Also, "divorced, mentally unstable knife salesman played by Robert De Niro" is my new favorite phrase.

--- Harlee ---
"Be kind to your Glass"®
 
2019-08-22 12:44:59 PM  
"list fails without..." really should be banned.
its old, older than old, and annoying as hell, especially when some farker inserts it when it doesnt even make sense.
 
2019-08-22 12:53:56 PM  

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I was under the impression that Vincent Gallo is Vincent Gallo's biggest fan.

He just looks oily and smelly to me.
 
2019-08-22 09:06:41 PM  

Truthman: "list fails without..." really should be banned.
its old, older than old, and annoying as hell, especially when some farker inserts it when it doesnt even make sense.


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