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Old 08-14-2006, 03:14 AM   #106
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Or "Wolverenes!"
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Actually, the politicians *are* a solution....but they're a solution to the problem of "somebody has to run this thing", and that solution does generate more problems of its own.
Severeid's Law in action, and particularly true of things political.
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Old 08-15-2006, 11:28 AM   #107
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Is the liberal cause well-served by such defensive, mindless hyperbole every time Clinton is mentioned? "Yeah, Clinton, but Everybody Knows Bush is Satan Incarnate" is not a very convincing argument unless you're already a cult member.
http://blogcritics.org/archives/2006/08/14/132207.php
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Old 08-15-2006, 11:33 AM   #108
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Wolverene (tm) -- a patent solvent for cleaning sticky wolverines off your windshield.
You're thinking of Wolverclean.

Pardon the typo. I meant "Wolverines!"
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Old 08-18-2006, 03:17 AM   #109
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I know you did. I liked Red Dawn too. Not least because I grew up in country that looked like that -- and one of the opening shots early in the flick looks a lot like an exterior shot of the city library in Fort Collins, Colorado.

But don't take RD as a training film on small-unit tactics. They, uh, kinda skimped that part.
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Old 08-18-2006, 03:14 PM   #110
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Okay, if I don't get this out of my system it'll back me up...

"Wolf-Oil Walter says, 'Dress your hair with new Wolverene(tm)!'"

(It's the punker's secret to that "they tied me to a chair to give me this haircut" look. Large highly trained weasels are standing by to ... fix your hair...)
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Old 08-20-2006, 02:36 PM   #111
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But don't take RD as a training film on small-unit tactics.
Hey, it's a Patrick Swayze movie, it has nothing to do with the real world. Besides, would you expect high school students to be tactically hip?

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Col. Andy Tanner: [using a crude diorama, the Wolverines prepare for an assault on the Calumet Drive-In, which is now a Russo-Cuban "Re-education Camp"] All right. Four planes. Cuban bunker, Russian bunker. munitions dump, troop tents. Four machine gun bunkers. Back here by the drive-in screen are your political prisoners. We'll cause a diversion over here... cut holes in the wire here, fire on all these machine gun positions. The B-Group comes across this area in a flanking maneuver... and when you reach this bunker, you lay down grazing fire on this defilade. I think that's pretty simple. Anybody got any questions so far?
Aardvark: What's a "flank?"
Toni: What's a "defilade?"
Robert: What's "grazing fire?"
Col. Andy Tanner: [out loud, to himself] I need a drink.
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Old 08-23-2006, 10:43 PM   #112
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I didn't have the impression any of the characters were employing good tactics, cover, et cetera.
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Old 08-26-2006, 06:32 PM   #113
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I actually met somebody who thought Red Dawn was the ultimate role model for how patriot-survivalists should be. I never could explain to her that the last place Cuban Communists would show up to invade this country would be in Colorado or Wyoming in the winter. Logic does not seem to be a strong point amongst fans of this film.
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Old 08-26-2006, 06:45 PM   #114
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I liked Red Dawn, but I live in FL.
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Old 08-29-2006, 02:09 AM   #115
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I actually met somebody who thought Red Dawn was the ultimate role model for how patriot-survivalists should be. I never could explain to her that the last place Cuban Communists would show up to invade this country would be in Colorado or Wyoming in the winter.
Well, that would be how they'd've wanted us to think, and they'd achieve tactical surprise thereby. And the Commies weren't just Cubans: they had a regular Comintern in there: numerous Russians, speaking real Russian, one Afghan commie who at least understood Russian when the Cuban officer shouted it at him: "Ty govoril, tovarishch?!", and I don't recall what-all else.
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Old 08-29-2006, 02:12 AM   #116
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If they operated on that kind of logic, no wonder those countries ran out of money for invasions before we did
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Old 08-29-2006, 08:31 PM   #117
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Can't walk on my own very far tonight, so I am a big loser.
I liked Red Dawn, but I live in FL.
That doesn't make you a loser, anymore than it does Steven Hawking.
It just steers you to different activities....your head still works well.
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Old 08-30-2006, 01:00 AM   #118
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red dawn scared the SHIT out of me !!!
I was in the USMC at the time , and the possibilitys just WORKED my head !!!!

Never mind that the tactics and location where WAY off !!!
It STILL messed with me !!!!!!!
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Old 08-30-2006, 04:58 AM   #119
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Ruby Ridge and Waco should bring back reality.
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Old 08-31-2006, 11:01 PM   #120
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Tactical surprise, and come to think of it, an epidemic of head colds among the Cuban paratroops. !Ja-chuuu!
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