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Iron Man
Topic by: IronS
Posted: May 5, 2008 - 4:05 PM PDT
Last Reply: May 13, 2010 - 3:57 PM PDT

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author topic: Iron Man
kaream
post #21  on May 10, 2008 - 1:51 PM PDT  
> On May 10, 2008 - 2:07 AM PDT SirenTiger wrote:
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> You know, female engineers may outnumber the male engineers on GC but male librarians outnumber the female librarians on GC as well. Odd, isn't that?
> ---------------------------------

Well, if you're being serious and literal (which you might well not), it would seem pretty odd to me that anyone might have any basis for making such a presumption. For the most part I don't even know whether people here are male or female, much less whether they're engineers or librarians. I don't think anyone but Underdog knows whether I'm male or female, and he's not telling.
SirenTiger
post #22  on May 10, 2008 - 2:59 PM PDT  
> On May 10, 2008 - 1:51 PM PDT kaream wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On May 10, 2008 - 2:07 AM PDT SirenTiger wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > You know, female engineers may outnumber the male engineers on GC but male librarians outnumber the female librarians on GC as well. Odd, isn't that?
> > ---------------------------------
>
> Well, if you're being serious and literal (which you might well not), it would seem pretty odd to me that anyone might have any basis for making such a presumption.

I was speaking of the late woozy and FGaipa; the only two openly librarians I know of on these boards. FGaipa may not be male (his profile no longer states) I suppose.

By the way, would you consider hummingbird breeder a primarily male, primarily female, or gender-neutral profession? My co-workers and I would have a bet about it if I actually had any co-workers. It's a lonely profession, I'll give you that.
kaream
post #23  on May 10, 2008 - 5:58 PM PDT  
> On May 10, 2008 - 2:59 PM PDT SirenTiger wrote:
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> By the way...
> ---------------------------------

I really don't know why I just keep walking blindly into these setups, but I'll take a pass on this one
SirenTiger
post #24  on May 10, 2008 - 7:11 PM PDT  
> On May 10, 2008 - 5:58 PM PDT kaream wrote:
> ---------------------------------
>
> I really don't know why I just keep walking blindly into these setups, but I'll take a pass on this one
> ---------------------------------

Perhaps it's because you keep walking into them, that people keep setting them up.

hamano
post #25  on May 10, 2008 - 7:41 PM PDT  
I saw both Forbidden Kingdom and Iron Man and the only real revelation from the two of them is just how good Jet Li was playing the Monkey King. He can SMILE! And act CHARMING! He's usually so serious and straightlaced (like the monk character he also played).

Both films were fun to see once with the kids, but that's about it. Iron Man would have been cooler if Pepper Potts had conspired with the computer to build her OWN Iron Maiden suit or something and flown in to save Iron Man's butt. There was a lot of baldness in Iron Man. The armor suits were all bald. The lead bad guy AND the lead terrorist were also bald. I was almost blinded in that one scene where the terrorist guy is showing Jeff Bridges the first armor suit he put back together from the wreckage. 3 baldies in one shot! Then Jedi Master Mace Windu showed up at the end, and you know Windu is also bald except he had an eyepatch too. Turns out he is "Obama" Nick Fury or something like that.
IronS
post #26  on May 11, 2008 - 7:00 PM PDT  
> On May 10, 2008 - 1:51 PM PDT kaream wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> For the most part I don't even know whether people here are male or female, much less whether they're engineers or librarians.
> ---------------------------------

Well, some of us truthfully state our gender in our profiles. Then, of course, there are the instances in which the gender of a GCer is verified by another GCer due to face-to-face meetings.

As for the engineering bit, bantering about quantum physics generally is a giveaway.

It's hard to establish the librarians though.
IronS
post #27  on May 11, 2008 - 7:10 PM PDT  
> On May 10, 2008 - 7:41 PM PDT hamano wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I saw both Forbidden Kingdom and Iron Man and the only real revelation from the two of them is just how good Jet Li was playing the Monkey King. He can SMILE! And act CHARMING!
>

Amazing, isn't it? That man should smile more often.

> Iron Man would have been cooler if Pepper Potts had conspired with the computer to build her OWN Iron Maiden suit or something and flown in to save Iron Man's butt.
> ---------------------------------

Would that mean that the spikes will be on the outside?
NLee
post #28  on May 11, 2008 - 7:38 PM PDT  
> On May 10, 2008 - 12:57 AM PDT IronS wrote:
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> > On May 6, 2008 - 7:28 PM PDT kaream wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > IronS, did you major in Equestrianism at MIT?
> > ---------------------------------
>
> Nah, I'm just one of the engineers of GreenCine, no matter how scary this may be. :)
> ---------------------------------

Hah! I knew something was fishy when you said:
"The Great GC Hentai Master is also an engineer?"

Thank for crushing my fantasy for you in the past four year, IronS. What deep, dark secret are your going to reveal to us next? That you don't really have pink hair?


P.S. Ah, those were the golden days of GC forum - just before my ex-boss caught me using company time to fool around on the internet.

P.P.S. No, I was not fired. I QUIT!
NLee
post #29  on May 11, 2008 - 7:43 PM PDT  
> On May 11, 2008 - 7:10 PM PDT IronS wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On May 10, 2008 - 7:41 PM PDT hamano wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > Iron Man would have been cooler if Pepper Potts had conspired with the computer to build her OWN Iron Maiden suit or something and flown in to save Iron Man's butt.
> > ---------------------------------
>
> Would that mean that the spikes will be on the outside?
> ---------------------------------

As Bill and Ted would say: EXCELLENT!
kaream
post #30  on May 11, 2008 - 9:20 PM PDT  
> On May 11, 2008 - 7:43 PM PDT NLee wrote:
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> As Bill and Ted would say: EXCELLENT!
> ---------------------------------

(NLee, your PM mailbox is full)
SirenTiger
post #31  on May 11, 2008 - 11:12 PM PDT  
> On May 11, 2008 - 7:00 PM PDT IronS wrote:
> ---------------------------------
>
> Well, some of us truthfully state our gender in our profiles. Then, of course, there are the instances in which the gender of a GCer is verified by another GCer due to face-to-face meetings.
>
I'm being truthful about this persona's profile. You are just confusing the persona with the person inventing the persona.

woozy was generally honest and upfront ... but he's dead now.

> As for the engineering bit, bantering about quantum physics generally is a giveaway.
>
> It's hard to establish the librarians though.
> ---------------------------------

The fact that you can always bring up a thread on a moments recall would mark you as a good one. Except you aren't. Thus I conclude you are simply nifty. woozy and FGaipa were both librarians. And I'm pretty sure they were both male.

IronS
post #32  on May 11, 2008 - 11:52 PM PDT  
> On May 11, 2008 - 7:38 PM PDT NLee wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> What deep, dark secret are your going to reveal to us next? That you don't really have pink hair?
>

Um, I never had pink hair, but I was a blonde years ago. Does that count?

> P.P.S. No, I was not fired. I QUIT!
>
> ---------------------------------

Good for you! Personally, I've always had issues with jobs that try to kill me (those labs were pretty dangerous in which to work).
IronS
post #33  on May 11, 2008 - 11:53 PM PDT  
> On May 11, 2008 - 7:38 PM PDT NLee wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Hah! I knew something was fishy when you said:
> "The Great GC Hentai Master is also an engineer?"
>

Besides, I never had a job as an engineer.
Hags888
post #34  on May 12, 2008 - 10:31 AM PDT  
Saw Iron Man last night...loved it. The CGI was actually GOOD for once. Downey Jr. rocked the Tony Stark role. It's amazing what happens with a superhero movie when the acting AND the effects are good. The storyline wasn't incredibly interesting, but it was interesting enough (hey, it's a comic book, how interesting can it be?). And the acting and effects made up for it.
ScottWeinberg
post #35  on May 13, 2008 - 5:43 PM PDT  
I loved it. Loved.
underdog
post #36  on May 13, 2008 - 9:58 PM PDT  
> On May 12, 2008 - 10:31 AM PDT Hags888 wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Saw Iron Man last night...loved it. The CGI was actually GOOD for once. Downey Jr. rocked the Tony Stark role. It's amazing what happens with a superhero movie when the acting AND the effects are good. The storyline wasn't incredibly interesting, but it was interesting enough (hey, it's a comic book, how interesting can it be?). And the acting and effects made up for it.
> ---------------------------------

I totally agree. I was afraid I'd be disappointed after too many people were telling me how great it was, but it rocked. I mean, look, it's a comic book flick, so maybe our expectations are lower but it was suitably complex, Downey's Tony Stark was plenty interesting, the whole cast was great -- Jeff Bridges clearly had fun as Obadaiah (what the hell kind of name is that? I kept thinking of Jebediah Springfield), as opposite a role from Dude Lebowski as he can probably get, Gwyneth was cute as always. I also loved the way they integrated technology into it, in a way to please gadget fetishists and yet also sort of make fun of it too (I liked his robot assistants, too). All in all, it was well above average for a comic book flick or an action movie in general. Kudos.

Wasn't Peter Billingsley also one of the film's exec producers? Who knew! In the film, I think he's one of the CIA guys but not 100% sure. I'm still trying to figure out where the Stan Lee cameo was -- did I miss it?

Getting a great cast for a comic book film is easier these days apparently. The cast for The Incredible Hulk is stellar, probably much better than the film will be.
Looks like it follows a similar formula (well, I guess most comic stories basically do), in which the villain, too, becomes superpowered in ways similar to the hero. In the Hulk's case, though it looks kinda ridiculous.

IronS
post #37  on May 13, 2008 - 10:38 PM PDT  
> On May 13, 2008 - 9:58 PM PDT underdog wrote:
> ---------------------------------
>I'm still trying to figure out where the Stan Lee cameo was -- did I miss it?
>

On the red carpet at the benefit, Tony walks by a white haired man with 3 blondes. Tony calls the man, "Hugh" but the man turns around and is Stan.
underdog
post #38  on May 14, 2008 - 9:56 AM PDT  
> On May 13, 2008 - 10:38 PM PDT IronS wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On May 13, 2008 - 9:58 PM PDT underdog wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> >I'm still trying to figure out where the Stan Lee cameo was -- did I miss it?
> >
>
> On the red carpet at the benefit, Tony walks by a white haired man with 3 blondes. Tony calls the man, "Hugh" but the man turns around and is Stan.
> ---------------------------------

Ah hah hah. The Hugh Hefner Wannabe guy. Too funny.
weezy
post #39  on May 14, 2008 - 11:05 AM PDT  
> On May 13, 2008 - 10:38 PM PDT IronS wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On May 13, 2008 - 9:58 PM PDT underdog wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> >I'm still trying to figure out where the Stan Lee cameo was -- did I miss it?
> >
>
> On the red carpet at the benefit, Tony walks by a white haired man with 3 blondes. Tony calls the man, "Hugh" but the man turns around and is Stan.
> ---------------------------------

Oh man I was WONDERING who that was! That's awesome.

My favorite parts of the movie were those with Penny Pots - so adorable. I was most impressed by her in the last action scenes where she's running - in some parts sprinting - through that crazy lab with sky high, extremely HOT stiletto heels on.
IronS
post #40  on May 9, 2010 - 12:49 AM PDT  
For Iron Man 2:

Spot Stan Lee: on the way out of the Stark Expo, Tony calls out, "Larry King" and it's Stan.

No Brass Rats on either Tony Stark or Rhodey. The latter was wearing a ring on his middle finger that looks like an Air Force ring.

The cameos that made me squeal, aside from Stan, were Christiane Amanpour and Olivia Munn (don't ask).
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