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I saw Thor: The Dark World today. I really wish they spent a little more time of the stories instead of just making the entire movie about the special effects.


I wish they'd stop doing comic book movies. Does Portman get naked?

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I wish they'd stop doing comic book movies. Does Portman get naked?

Boo! Get thee behind me, Satan! tongue.gif
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Boo! Get thee behind me, Satan! tongue.gif


That's Mr. Satan:wink_face:

 

A little sympathy please:D

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I saw Thor: The Dark World today. I really wish they spent a little more time of the stories instead of just making the entire movie about the special effects.

 

I'll be seeing it in about 4.5 hours, and it should be an experience....new theater to explore....

 

 

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I wish they'd stop doing comic book movies. Does Portman get naked?

 

I hope they continue to make comic book movies. I  certainly approve of any potential Natalie Portman nudity....hell, a scene featuring NP and Kat Dennings would be epic....lol.

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Going to see it in IMAX 3D today, and we're taking the local Boys and Girls Club. Should be a hoot, as long as I don't have to kill any of them for talking during the film. rolleyes.gif
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I'll be seeing it in about 4.5 hours, and it should be an experience....new theater to explore....

 

 

 

I hope they continue to make comic book movies. I  certainly approve of any potential Natalie Portman nudity....hell, a scene featuring NP and Kat Dennings would be epic....lol.

 

Well, turned out I didn't get to see the gigantic display in that ad, but the one showing Thor 3D still had the excellent chairs and a pretty damn good surround sound system. Pretty good flick....not up there with The Avengers, but certainly worth the $11 it cost me. Mrs. Millepied acted better than she did in the first film, as well....I always thought she kinda phoned in the performance in the first film.

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The story lost me with the Renee Russo character. That fight scene was utterly ridiculous. Don't even get me started on Loki or the first "Cursed" warrior, or the manipulation of the worm holes. This movie had story gaps the size of Hulk's jock strap.
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There's a Veyron for sale in Vancouver, WA at the moment with a Hemming's ad that struck me as odd, but in a good way. Whenever you see one for sale in the US, it's by a big flagship multi-brand supercar dealer in Miami or New York, and it's always a "call for price" deal. This one, an all-red example, is offered for around $1.2M by a private seller, with pictures from their own garage and a personal cell phone number as the contact. I find it refreshing.

 

I tried to find something on the history of a Veyron in the area, but all I found was a short video shot of a black and silver example in the same town cruising down the highway. I find it unlikely that there would be two different Veyrons in the same place if that place wasn't a metropolis, so now I'm wondering whether the car for sale is the same Veyron repainted, if the person selling it owns two, or if there was some brief coincidence that made Vancouver, WA the town with the most Veyrons per capita in the world. Does anybody know of the car(s)?

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There's a Veyron for sale in Vancouver, WA at the moment with a Hemming's ad that struck me as odd, but in a good way. Whenever you see one for sale in the US, it's by a big flagship multi-brand supercar dealer in Miami or New York, and it's always a "call for price" deal. This one, an all-red example, is offered for around $1.2M by a private seller, with pictures from their own garage and a personal cell phone number as the contact. I find it refreshing.

I tried to find something on the history of a Veyron in the area, but all I found was a short video shot of a black and silver example in the same town cruising down the highway. I find it unlikely that there would be two different Veyrons in the same place if that place wasn't a metropolis, so now I'm wondering whether the car for sale is the same Veyron repainted, if the person selling it owns two, or if there was some brief coincidence that made Vancouver, WA the town with the most Veyrons per capita in the world. Does anybody know of the car(s)?

There's a lot of MS tech money in Vancouver Wa., it's very possible it's a different owner. Counting all models, there are ~180 of them in the USA.
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Not a car, but I did get a 2010 Diamond DA40 XLS. smily_headphones1.gif A have all my flight and instruction time, now I just need to take the test. What a great little plane, I love flying it, really kicks the Cessna 172's ass. Full Garmin SVT, AP, and all avionics upgrades too, plus engine upgrade and ER tanks (195hp and a range of 850nm).




Gremlin, the airport cat. He's always hanging out, probably because we keep feeding him (even though they told us not to). tongue.gif

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Not a car, but I did get a 2010 Diamond DA40 XLS. smily_headphones1.gif A have all my flight and instruction time, now I just need to take the test. What a great little plane, I love flying it, really kicks the Cessna 172's ass. Full Garmin SVT, AP, and all avionics upgrades too, plus engine upgrade and ER tanks (195hp and a range of 850nm).


 

Isnt it scary? 

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Not a car, but I did get a 2010 Diamond DA40 XLS. smily_headphones1.gif A have all my flight and instruction time, now I just need to take the test. What a great little plane, I love flying it, really kicks the Cessna 172's ass. Full Garmin SVT, AP, and all avionics upgrades too, plus engine upgrade and ER tanks (195hp and a range of 850nm).




Gremlin, the airport cat. He's always hanging out, probably because we keep feeding him (even though they told us not to). tongue.gif


Excellent choice for price performance. Is she a Canadian built unit?

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Originally Posted by Magick Man View Post

Not a car, but I did get a 2010 Diamond DA40 XLS. smily_headphones1.gif A have all my flight and instruction time, now I just need to take the test. What a great little plane, I love flying it, really kicks the Cessna 172's ass. Full Garmin SVT, AP, and all avionics upgrades too, plus engine upgrade and ER tanks (195hp and a range of 850nm).




Gremlin, the airport cat. He's always hanging out, probably because we keep feeding him (even though they told us not to). tongue.gif

 

 

 

I can't believe I got that in before somebody else did....lol.

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Flying isn't scary! It's breathtaking! It's certainly not for the person who has a short attention span and lets their mind wander (eg the typical teenager in the USA) but if you appreciate the details of doing something well (eg Magick!) then it's really fun and very empowering.

If it wasn't for my sinus and inner ear issues (I get motion sick), I would have gotten my ticket loooong ago! Even with my issues, I loved going with my flying buddies and getting a chance to take the stick. I haven't done it in many years - I'm jealous (again) of Magick!!
Edited by billybob_jcv - 11/12/13 at 7:45am
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No, it isn't scary at all. I was nervous on my first solo approach out of "the pattern", but otherwise it's not really more difficult than driving, there's just more to pay attention to.

It's such a fun little plane to fly, makes Cessna and Beech craft feel like boat anchors. Diamonds are like the sports cars of private aircraft, they aren't extremely powerful, but they don't need to be, due to being so light and low-drag. They really climb like the business, @1200fpm, and they're 40% more efficient than their nearest competitor.

This one wasn't a former trainer, either. It was built and optioned for private travel from the factory, so it has a leather interior, softer seats, and the full Garmin Synthetic Vision package. So it looks like this:





not this (Cessna 172):




For enjoyment, a stick kicks the poop out of a yoke, too. I looked at it a bit skeptically at first, but after just a few minutes I saw the light. Also the fact a small hopper like this has a fully-integrated autopilot is wild, too. Oh, and there's Flight Guide WiFi integration, that with an iPad allows for new worlds of instrument flexibility. Terrain, weather, traffic, satnav, real-time messaging, and flightpath all at a glance, plus there's somewhat useable internet access for passengers, but it's not quite as good as 3G (but they are working on that) due to bandwidth constraints. I do want to get a turbo-prop twin or small jet later, but for now this completely meets my needs. We can fly from here to NYC, with baby and weekend luggage, in a little over 3 hours, on 35 gallons of fuel. That's Epic. eek.gif Seriously, screw airlines.
Edited by Magick Man - 11/12/13 at 12:15pm
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