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  1. Gabriel1

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    This version is different enough to be worth watching even if you had liked the first one, the pace is excruciatingly fast, I'm a confirmed cinema sleeper (about five minutes after lights go down) but I could never have slept through this.

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    Ok, I'll take a look.

    I watched Batman Rises, add the new Spiderman move a couple days ago. I'm really behind the curve. I used to watch this kind of movie in the theater.

    Today I have Expendables 2, and Dark Shadows, because I remember the soap from my childhood. After a couple of nightmares I was cut off. It was a spoof, of course, but I was too young to realize that. I was seriously afraid of the ghost, but only felt sorry for the vampire and werwolf. ;)
     
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    I never go to the cinema now unless I need to catch up on my sleep (very expensive method!). I too have recently watched The Dark Knight Rises, Spider-Man and both Expendables movies......I have been thinking of watching Dark Shadows, I may give it a go.

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    What did you think about Expendables 2?
    I liked it. It's complete cornball but a lot of fun. Van Damme's character is way over-the-top.

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    The acting was even worse than the original, and the in-joke cornball lines worse as well, which made it quite enjoyable. It's more of the spoof movie I expected than the first one. Anyone who hasn't seen most of the action movies by this all star lineup would probably find it considerably less funny.

    For instance; when Schwarzenegger and Willis swap tag lines.
     
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    I embarrassed my movie companions when I gut laughed on the swap. :D

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    Came across this SciFi short story cover in a book I'm reading about "Star Trek".

    image-4222846819.jpg

    Definitely the inspiration for the warp nacelles.

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    This is real science but fascinating nonetheless. When a chemist says "I ain't touching this stuff", you know you're in for a treat.

    So don your lab coats and safety glasses, or in this case your suits of armor and welding goggles, stand well back and read on. This is fun.


    http://pipeline.corante.com/archives/things_i_wont_work_with/
     
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    I'm traveling Thurs-Sat so this will be some fine recreational reading. :)

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    I think my favorite so far is chlorine trifluoride. It will set fire to sand.

    Apparently, in the 1950s someone managed to spill a ton of the stuff, and it ate through a foot of concrete, then had another 3 feet of sand and gravel for dessert, all the while spewing out clouds of hydrofluoric acid. Charming.
     
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    I read the first few - great reading, it will keep you entertained for sure (bookmarked now to go back to)
     
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    I googled and bookmarked it, then started reading. Couldn't help laughing. :)
    My son is chemistry student. I think I'll mail it to him.
    Thanks!
     
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    Talked with my son. He found it very amusing, but informative. He's sent the link to a colleague.
     
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    Glad you and your son enjoyed it. I hope it doesn't inspire him to dabble in the fields mentioned. I'd hate to think of a hole in Europe the size of Austria.
     
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    He won't. But he made similiar experiences with another material. ;-)
     
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