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2022-09-27 9:29:57 AM  
Drain the swamp!
 
2022-09-27 11:27:59 AM  
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2022-09-27 11:35:23 AM  
I feel good about the fact that I have no idea what that headline means.
 
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2022-09-27 11:37:36 AM  
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2022-09-27 11:38:21 AM  
Whew. Horse was rescued, vital signs look good, condition status: Stable.
 
2022-09-27 11:38:37 AM  
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2022-09-27 11:39:16 AM  

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That video is consistant with WBD's current management direction.
 
2022-09-27 11:39:33 AM  
True story: I laughed my ass off at that scene.

Although, I should say that I had not watched the movie from the very beginning, so I was not the slightest bit invested in the story or the characters. i just happened to tune in right at that moment, and without any context, that scene struck me as pure "narm".

https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Narm
 
2022-09-27 11:42:00 AM  
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All I got is this. Left over from some old thread about Olive Garden doing away with their Neverending Pasta.
 
2022-09-27 11:43:02 AM  
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2022-09-27 11:43:54 AM  

jmr61: I feel good about the fact that I have no idea what that headline means.


You are much better off not knowing.
 
2022-09-27 11:46:26 AM  

UltimaCS: [Fark user image 425x566]


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/Gen X
//Off My Swamp of Sadness
 
2022-09-27 11:47:28 AM  

Al Roker's Forecast: Whew. Horse was rescued, vital signs look good, condition status: Stable.


Yeah, but it needed a bridle shower.
 
2022-09-27 11:48:35 AM  

jmr61: I feel good about the fact that I have no idea what that headline means.


ah, so you don't belong to the traumatised generation
 
2022-09-27 11:51:50 AM  
What is it that's not exactly water and it ain't exactly earth?
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2022-09-27 11:54:15 AM  
there was a fark thread quite recently- an affectionate, supportive and healing place, where we shared our neverending story and watership down pain.
 
2022-09-27 11:54:18 AM  
Artax is free!
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This is a Potter Trek thingy isn't it?
 
2022-09-27 11:54:51 AM  

Lady J: jmr61: I feel good about the fact that I have no idea what that headline means.

ah, so you don't belong to the traumatised generation


Hollywood does still love to destroy childhood, but they sure had it out for us.
 
2022-09-27 12:05:06 PM  
.....quick sand and drowning in swamps.. not nearly as prevalent as TV and Films made it seem.
 
2022-09-27 12:07:11 PM  

UberNeuman: Artax is free!
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This is a Potter Trek thingy isn't it?


We would have also accepted: The Star Wars Trek, or the Star Trek Wars
 
2022-09-27 12:13:00 PM  
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2022-09-27 12:16:02 PM  

bumfuzzled: Lady J: jmr61: I feel good about the fact that I have no idea what that headline means.

ah, so you don't belong to the traumatised generation

Hollywood does still love to destroy childhood, but they sure had it out for us.


can you imagine watership down, now?
I may be totally misremembering- haven't seen the film since I was about 7yrs old, but I seem to recall there's a distinct WWI imagery thing... going over the top... like that.

and I remember it being harrowing!... storyline alone is heartbreaking, and then they put it through this beautiful, finely drawn, wilfred owen stuttering-rifle's-rapid-rattle filter!

I'd rather run across the motorway than watch that film again.
 
2022-09-27 12:16:45 PM  

UltimaCS: [Fark user image 425x566]



That shoe getting dipped is the worst.  It's mouth was first to go so all it could do was a muffle scream as it slowly dissolved.
 
2022-09-27 12:25:04 PM  

Lady J: bumfuzzled: Lady J: jmr61: I feel good about the fact that I have no idea what that headline means.

ah, so you don't belong to the traumatised generation

Hollywood does still love to destroy childhood, but they sure had it out for us.

can you imagine watership down, now?
I may be totally misremembering- haven't seen the film since I was about 7yrs old, but I seem to recall there's a distinct WWI imagery thing... going over the top... like that.

and I remember it being harrowing!... storyline alone is heartbreaking, and then they put it through this beautiful, finely drawn, wilfred owen stuttering-rifle's-rapid-rattle filter!

I'd rather run across the motorway than watch that film again.


Sadly you aren't misremembering. "Watership Down" may have been the first "it's animated so the kids will want to see it, but it's totally aimed at adults" movie made. One of the most PTSD-inducing movies ever.
 
2022-09-27 12:25:31 PM  

Lady J: bumfuzzled: Lady J: jmr61: I feel good about the fact that I have no idea what that headline means.

ah, so you don't belong to the traumatised generation

Hollywood does still love to destroy childhood, but they sure had it out for us.

can you imagine watership down, now?
I may be totally misremembering- haven't seen the film since I was about 7yrs old, but I seem to recall there's a distinct WWI imagery thing... going over the top... like that.

and I remember it being harrowing!... storyline alone is heartbreaking, and then they put it through this beautiful, finely drawn, wilfred owen stuttering-rifle's-rapid-rattle filter!

I'd rather run across the motorway than watch that film again.


My memory was that CBS played it right after Charlie Brown for a year or two...so OF COURSE the little kids were expecting warm and fuzzy cartoon joy.

Also pretty sure one time it was delay due to Reagan giving one of his "USSR has less missiles than we do" speeches, but it could just have be me bundling up the scares into one night...
 
2022-09-27 12:33:43 PM  

Hallows_Eve: My memory was that CBS played it right after Charlie Brown for a year or two


Surprised they didn't make it a double feature with "The Day After", just to give it the ultimate 80's vibe.
 
2022-09-27 1:22:39 PM  

Lady J: can you imagine watership down, now?
I may be totally misremembering- haven't seen the film since I was about 7yrs old, but I seem to recall there's a distinct WWI imagery thing... going over the top... like that.


My mum took me to see Watership Down when I was 6.  She though it would be perfectly fine because BUNNIES!!!

Hahahahaha NOPE!
 
2022-09-27 1:29:43 PM  

bumfuzzled: Sadly you aren't misremembering. "Watership Down" may have been the first "it's animated so the kids will want to see it, but it's totally aimed at adults" movie made. One of the most PTSD-inducing movies ever.


Then there are the kids whose parents rented "Fritz the Cat" for them after confusing it with Felix the Cat.

/Heh
 
2022-09-27 1:35:16 PM  
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2022-09-27 1:50:29 PM  
there are swamps in Nebraska?
 
2022-09-27 1:51:21 PM  

Hallows_Eve: UltimaCS: [Fark user image 425x566]

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/Gen X
//Off My Swamp of Sadness


Um, Gen X has a cutoff of 1980, Iron Giant was released in 1999. I'm Gen X, and it was my kids' sad childhood movie. At the youngest you'd have seen that movie at 19 as a Gen X person. Hell, I'm even about 2 years too old for Neverending Story, it really hit just a tad younger than me. But it's either Neverending Story or Old Yeller for Gen X.
 
2022-09-27 1:52:43 PM  
Oh, and Neverending Story is yet ANOTHER farking movie that they are remaking. I think the poster I saw said 2024.
 
2022-09-27 2:00:00 PM  

Farkonaut: .....quick sand and drowning in swamps.. not nearly as prevalent as TV and Films made it seem.


I spent too much of my youth looking out for quicksand.
 
2022-09-27 2:05:03 PM  

Mikey1969: Hallows_Eve: UltimaCS: [Fark user image 425x566]

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/Gen X
//Off My Swamp of Sadness

Um, Gen X has a cutoff of 1980, Iron Giant was released in 1999. I'm Gen X, and it was my kids' sad childhood movie. At the youngest you'd have seen that movie at 19 as a Gen X person. Hell, I'm even about 2 years too old for Neverending Story, it really hit just a tad younger than me. But it's either Neverending Story or Old Yeller for Gen X.


I was born in 73'. I count "Iron Giant" in Gen X traumatizing because I bawled like a kid with my baby kid (the future Millennial) in my arms at the time. Kind of same reasoning as Titanic.

/Individual results may vary.
 
2022-09-27 2:47:33 PM  

Hallows_Eve: Lady J:

can you imagine watership down, now?
I may be totally misremembering- haven't seen the film since I was about 7yrs old, but I seem to recall there's a distinct WWI imagery thing... going over the top... like that.

and I remember it being harrowing!... storyline alone is heartbreaking, and then they put it through this beautiful, finely drawn, wilfred owen stuttering-rifle's-rapid-rattle filter!

I'd rather run across the motorway than watch that film again.

Also pretty sure one time it was delay due to Reagan giving one of his "USSR has less missiles than we do" speeches, but it could just have be me bundling up the scares into one night...


christ.  I think about the only thing that could sharpen that film further is casting the shadow of nuclear war across it.

I'm just going to curl into the foetal position for a moment, don't mind me.  no, no... the keening noise is perfectly normal, nothing to worry about.  oh the shuddering won't last long.  storm in a teacup, really.
 
2022-09-27 3:04:10 PM  

bumfuzzled: Lady J:
Sadly you aren't misremembering. "Watership Down" may have been the first "it's animated so the kids will want to see it, but it's totally aimed at adults" movie made. One of the most PTSD-inducing movies ever.


dear god, I don't think adults realised at the time!

when I was ickle, kid's bday parties were bouncy castle, cake, games, running around screaming etc.  But sometimes last thing they'd put a movie on.  (I was ickle a long time ago).

And frequent kid's party movie favourite was... watership down!

My friend Poppy, I remember being at her house for her birthday party, late summer afternoon, shadows starting to lengthen.
Curtains half drawn in their living room, against the soft-dying day... and a dozen little girls crying their fking eyes out!

these days the other parents would have a whatsapp group about you!  loool
 
2022-09-27 3:40:41 PM  
I stopped dating horse girls because I was so sick of getting horses unstuck from stupid situations. One of my horses slipped on ice beside his water bucket, fell on the bucket, and froze himself to the ground at -30c.
We saved the dumb farker, but I refused to care for another horse after that.
 
2022-09-27 3:44:09 PM  

Lady J: Hallows_Eve: Lady J:

can you imagine watership down, now?
I may be totally misremembering- haven't seen the film since I was about 7yrs old, but I seem to recall there's a distinct WWI imagery thing... going over the top... like that.

and I remember it being harrowing!... storyline alone is heartbreaking, and then they put it through this beautiful, finely drawn, wilfred owen stuttering-rifle's-rapid-rattle filter!

I'd rather run across the motorway than watch that film again.

Also pretty sure one time it was delay due to Reagan giving one of his "USSR has less missiles than we do" speeches, but it could just have be me bundling up the scares into one night...

christ.  I think about the only thing that could sharpen that film further is casting the shadow of nuclear war across it.

I'm just going to curl into the foetal position for a moment, don't mind me.  no, no... the keening noise is perfectly normal, nothing to worry about.  oh the shuddering won't last long.  storm in a teacup, really.


BBC remade Watership Down in 2018. It was good.
Watership Down: Trailer - BBC
Youtube w3gQ117IKkM
 
2022-09-27 3:55:20 PM  

Mikey1969: Oh, and Neverending Story is yet ANOTHER farking movie that they are remaking. I think the poster I saw said 2024.


well, it's in the name...
 
2022-09-27 4:13:18 PM  

derio42: [geekculture.co image 800x400]


And that's why, my children, we calibrate Prime Day.
 
2022-09-27 5:15:21 PM  

UltimaCS: [Fark user image image 425x566]


Yup. I did learn after my husband suggested watching The Neverending Story with our daughter to find out if he has seen a movie before asking wtf is wrong with him though.
 
2022-09-27 5:51:50 PM  

SumoJeb: I stopped dating horse girls because I was so sick of getting horses unstuck from stupid situations. One of my horses slipped on ice beside his water bucket, fell on the bucket, and froze himself to the ground at -30c.
We saved the dumb farker, but I refused to care for another horse after that.


I doubt the veracity of all of this.
 
2022-09-27 7:20:17 PM  

Lady J: SumoJeb: I stopped dating horse girls because I was so sick of getting horses unstuck from stupid situations. One of my horses slipped on ice beside his water bucket, fell on the bucket, and froze himself to the ground at -30c.
We saved the dumb farker, but I refused to care for another horse after that.

I doubt the veracity of all of this.


you don't think i owned horses?
or you don't think horses are dumbfarks whose sole purpose on this planet is to find unique ways of breaking things and hurting themselves?

i assure you both are true.
 
2022-09-27 8:37:12 PM  

SumoJeb: Lady J: SumoJeb: I stopped dating horse girls because I was so sick of getting horses unstuck from stupid situations. One of my horses slipped on ice beside his water bucket, fell on the bucket, and froze himself to the ground at -30c.
We saved the dumb farker, but I refused to care for another horse after that.

I doubt the veracity of all of this.

you don't think i owned horses?
or you don't think horses are dumbfarks whose sole purpose on this planet is to find unique ways of breaking things and hurting themselves?

i assure you both are true.


well I know that's not true about horses.   what with my lived life experience
 
2022-09-27 9:01:03 PM  

Lady J: SumoJeb: Lady J: SumoJeb: I stopped dating horse girls because I was so sick of getting horses unstuck from stupid situations. One of my horses slipped on ice beside his water bucket, fell on the bucket, and froze himself to the ground at -30c.
We saved the dumb farker, but I refused to care for another horse after that.

I doubt the veracity of all of this.

you don't think i owned horses?
or you don't think horses are dumbfarks whose sole purpose on this planet is to find unique ways of breaking things and hurting themselves?

i assure you both are true.

well I know that's not true about horses.   what with my lived life experience


i've worked with horses most my life. the only livestock more miserable to deal with is bison and llamas

you sound like an equestrian rider.
 
2022-09-27 9:02:50 PM  

SumoJeb: Lady J: SumoJeb: Lady J: SumoJeb: I stopped dating horse girls because I was so sick of getting horses unstuck from stupid situations. One of my horses slipped on ice beside his water bucket, fell on the bucket, and froze himself to the ground at -30c.
We saved the dumb farker, but I refused to care for another horse after that.

I doubt the veracity of all of this.

you don't think i owned horses?
or you don't think horses are dumbfarks whose sole purpose on this planet is to find unique ways of breaking things and hurting themselves?

i assure you both are true.

well I know that's not true about horses.   what with my lived life experience

i've worked with horses most my life. the only livestock more miserable to deal with is bison and llamas

you sound like an equestrian rider.


as opposed to a bison rider?
 
2022-09-27 9:11:29 PM  

Lady J: SumoJeb: Lady J: SumoJeb: Lady J: SumoJeb: I stopped dating horse girls because I was so sick of getting horses unstuck from stupid situations. One of my horses slipped on ice beside his water bucket, fell on the bucket, and froze himself to the ground at -30c.
We saved the dumb farker, but I refused to care for another horse after that.

I doubt the veracity of all of this.

you don't think i owned horses?
or you don't think horses are dumbfarks whose sole purpose on this planet is to find unique ways of breaking things and hurting themselves?

i assure you both are true.

well I know that's not true about horses.   what with my lived life experience

i've worked with horses most my life. the only livestock more miserable to deal with is bison and llamas

you sound like an equestrian rider.

as opposed to a bison rider?


english instead of western.
dressage instead of gymkhana
 
2022-09-27 10:25:36 PM  

bumfuzzled: Lady J: bumfuzzled: Lady J: jmr61: I feel good about the fact that I have no idea what that headline means.

ah, so you don't belong to the traumatised generation

Hollywood does still love to destroy childhood, but they sure had it out for us.

can you imagine watership down, now?
I may be totally misremembering- haven't seen the film since I was about 7yrs old, but I seem to recall there's a distinct WWI imagery thing... going over the top... like that.

and I remember it being harrowing!... storyline alone is heartbreaking, and then they put it through this beautiful, finely drawn, wilfred owen stuttering-rifle's-rapid-rattle filter!

I'd rather run across the motorway than watch that film again.

Sadly you aren't misremembering. "Watership Down" may have been the first "it's animated so the kids will want to see it, but it's totally aimed at adults" movie made. One of the most PTSD-inducing movies ever.


Mommy, why are the bunnies bleeding?
 
2022-09-27 11:18:09 PM  

SumoJeb: Lady J: SumoJeb:

you sound like an equestrian rider.

as opposed to a bison rider?

english instead of western.
dressage instead of gymkhana


you're pulling horse-y rank on an english girl lady ?   bold move cotton
 
2022-09-27 11:22:20 PM  

Denjiro: bumfuzzled: Lady J: bumfuzzled: Lady J: jmr61: I feel good about the fact that I have no idea what that headline means.

ah, so you don't belong to the traumatised generation

Hollywood does still love to destroy childhood, but they sure had it out for us.

can you imagine watership down, now?
I may be totally misremembering- haven't seen the film since I was about 7yrs old, but I seem to recall there's a distinct WWI imagery thing... going over the top... like that.

and I remember it being harrowing!... storyline alone is heartbreaking, and then they put it through this beautiful, finely drawn, wilfred owen stuttering-rifle's-rapid-rattle filter!

I'd rather run across the motorway than watch that film again.

Sadly you aren't misremembering. "Watership Down" may have been the first "it's animated so the kids will want to see it, but it's totally aimed at adults" movie made. One of the most PTSD-inducing movies ever.

Mommy, why are the bunnies bleeding?


reaction to the bit with the pony in the neverending story is...
did that just happen in a ... that's not supposed to happen in a kid's movie!  [howls of sorrow and shock]

but watership down is SO MUCH WORSE!!
 
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