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I Hate the "Personal Recommendations"
Topic by: kamapuaa
Posted: June 15, 2004 - 8:42 PM PDT
Last Reply: June 18, 2004 - 11:51 PM PDT

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author topic: I Hate the "Personal Recommendations"
JBellows
post #21  on June 16, 2004 - 8:23 PM PDT  
Okay, its sake as in "SOCK-ee". The other kind is a kind of fish. And yes, you can have it both ways.

And the other issue: if it makes me think, I don't like it. Well, that's not true. Is it? Let me see...wait...I'm thinking. I'll go take a nap now. At 8:25 PST.
kamapuaa
post #22  on June 16, 2004 - 9:39 PM PDT  
> Okay, its sake as in "SOCK-ee". The other kind is a kind of fish. And yes, you can have it both ways.

Sock-ee is how you pronounce it only in the US. Japanese vowels are about the same as Spanish or Hawaiian, it's more like sah-keh.
JBellows
post #23  on June 17, 2004 - 6:35 AM PDT  
True, if you are going for true Japanese pronunciation. I have been told that 'sake' for salmon is actually pronounced with a beat at the end of the consanant. I've said it pretty straight out and have gotten what I wanted regardless. Perhaps its context? The gleam in the eye? The prevalent stink of alcohol on my breath when I stumble into a sake bar?

At Ryoko's here in SF (the place of trendy decor, high prices and inconsistent hours), you are supposed to pronounce it 'SOCK-ee' and 'salmon', otherwise, you don't get none.

> On June 16, 2004 - 9:39 PM PDT kamapuaa wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > Okay, its sake as in "SOCK-ee". The other kind is a kind of fish. And yes, you can have it both ways.
>
> Sock-ee is how you pronounce it only in the US. Japanese vowels are about the same as Spanish or Hawaiian, it's more like sah-keh.
> ---------------------------------

kamapuaa
post #24  on June 17, 2004 - 11:54 AM PDT  
> At Ryoko's here in SF (the place of trendy decor, high prices and inconsistent hours), you are supposed to pronounce it 'SOCK-ee' and 'salmon', otherwise, you don't get none.

"Hurry up and gimme some booze!"
rarcher
post #25  on June 17, 2004 - 12:20 PM PDT  
i only look at the recommendations when i'm ultra bored at work and none of the bbses i frequent have any action
i already have over 1000 movies in my queue, so i don't think i need any recommendations
DBooher
post #26  on June 17, 2004 - 11:30 PM PDT  
Now, we shouldn't say we "hate."

We should say "we dislike with the passion of a thousand fiery suns,"

Or

"It's bad icky-stinky-yucky-poo-poo"

Now lets all hold ands and watch Fruit's Basket together. Toru gets my "personal recommendation." ^_^

artifex
post #27  on June 17, 2004 - 11:41 PM PDT  
I'm surprised at how mean the tone has been on this; it's an optional tool you can use, and they're still working it out. Nobody is making you use it in order to stay a member here! You can always just go back to editor picks on the page, if you want.
fdguarino
post #28  on June 17, 2004 - 11:54 PM PDT  
One of the things I've noticed as I've gotten older (yesterday was 3X B-day) is that I don't use absolute descriptions very often anymore. Maybe its just that when we are younger, we view and express in such exteremes, so everything is a 'never', 'always', 'totally', 'completely', etc. As we get older we start understanding that we don't speak for everyone and don't know everything, so we start becoming more moderate in our speach (well, at least me (I think)). Also, we start realizing how foolish we sounded when we were younger ;-).

-FDGUARINO


> On June 17, 2004 - 11:41 PM PDT artifex wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I'm surprised at how mean the tone has been on this; it's an optional tool you can use, and they're still working it out. Nobody is making you use it in order to stay a member here! You can always just go back to editor picks on the page, if you want.
>
> ---------------------------------

kamapuaa
post #29  on June 18, 2004 - 1:56 AM PDT  
> I'm surprised at how mean the tone has been on this; it's an optional tool you can use, and they're still working it out. Nobody is making you use it in order to stay a member here! You can always just go back to editor picks on the page, if you want.

If something on Greencine really inspired hatred, I'd just quit the service! For example, if Greencine started an ad campaign starring Suzy, my ex-roommate.

Still, you can't set the editor's lists to show up as your default - the next time you load your browser and head to Greencine, it goes back to recommending you "Mahoromatic 2: Something More Beautiful Vol. 3 - All Good Things..." Maybe this is a Mozilla thing but I doubt it.

fdguarino: You're talking like Yoda, you're still only 3X!
rarcher
post #30  on June 18, 2004 - 6:50 AM PDT  
i think we already have plenty of tools for picking movies in here and suspect that the recommendations exist primarily to help people relatively new to film mania
i mean, you have movie primers, lists, new releases, boards, plenty of tools that do a way more accurate job
i can see how a minute thing like this could really screw with your ocd though
DBooher
post #31  on June 18, 2004 - 2:41 PM PDT  
> On June 17, 2004 - 11:54 PM PDT fdguarino wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> One of the things I've noticed as I've gotten older (yesterday was 3X B-day--)
>
> -FDGUARINO

Aww! Happy belated birthday FDGUARINO!!!

Happy (belated) b-day to you-
happy (belated) b-day to you-
Happy (belated) bbbb-daaaay dear FDGUARINOOOO!
Happy (belated) b-day to youuuu!

and many moooorree (on channel four, scooby-doo on channel two

*When I turn 29 my friends said their gonna get me a copy of Logan's Run because it's an instructional video telling me what I have to do the day after my birthday. My friends are asses. ^_^*
Cinenaut
post #32  on June 18, 2004 - 3:00 PM PDT  
Run, runner!

On a sad note, I was watching the news about the father and three kids (two his children) that drowned at the Ft. Worth water gardens when I realized that the water gardens were used in Logan's Run. It was strange to instantly recognize a movie location in conjunction with such bad news.
JBellows
post #33  on June 18, 2004 - 6:26 PM PDT  
Yay, FDGuarino! Happy Birthday! As soon as SinnyG explains what bukkake is on another thread, we'll have to throw you a bukkake party. Apparently its lots of fun. Sinny says so!

As for Logan's Run, its all true. I turned to the Dark Side the second I turned 30. Now I am all desparation and depression at so much wasted youth. I coulda been somebody and not some body shaven one inch tall man who runs around Greencine naked and annoying people because I'm an attention whore.

I point, point!

> On June 18, 2004 - 2:41 PM PDT DBooher wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On June 17, 2004 - 11:54 PM PDT fdguarino wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > One of the things I've noticed as I've gotten older (yesterday was 3X B-day--)
> >
> > -FDGUARINO
>
> Aww! Happy belated birthday FDGUARINO!!!
>
> Happy (belated) b-day to you-
> happy (belated) b-day to you-
> Happy (belated) bbbb-daaaay dear FDGUARINOOOO!
> Happy (belated) b-day to youuuu!
>
> and many moooorree (on channel four, scooby-doo on channel two
>
> *When I turn 29 my friends said their gonna get me a copy of Logan's Run because it's an instructional video telling me what I have to do the day after my birthday. My friends are asses. ^_^*
>
> ---------------------------------

JBellows
post #34  on June 18, 2004 - 6:26 PM PDT  
Sinny, dude, you so opened a can of worms in me. Shame, shame!
IronS
post #35  on June 18, 2004 - 6:40 PM PDT  
> On June 17, 2004 - 11:54 PM PDT fdguarino wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> One of the things I've noticed as I've gotten older (yesterday was 3X B-day) is that I don't use absolute descriptions very often anymore. Maybe its just that when we are younger, we view and express in such exteremes, so everything is a 'never', 'always', 'totally', 'completely', etc. As we get older we start understanding that we don't speak for everyone and don't know everything, so we start becoming more moderate in our speach (well, at least me (I think)). Also, we start realizing how foolish we sounded when we were younger ;-).
>
> -FDGUARINO
>

Happy Belated, fdguarino!

Yep, older is wiser. :) When I was in my mid-20's and hanging out with grad students, I had the misfortune to be around very "serious for the cause" type of people. Sure, they meant well and wanted to make the world a better place, but I kept on thinking that they should relax a bit and just have some fun. Yes, they did use words like "always" and "never" which "always" made me roll my eyes and "never" made me want to listen.
NLee
post #36  on June 18, 2004 - 8:30 PM PDT  
> On June 17, 2004 - 11:54 PM PDT fdguarino wrote:
> ---------------------------------
...Also, we start realizing how foolish we sounded when we were younger ;-).

What's this we stuff?

At my age, I'll take "young and foolish" over "old and wise" any day.
DBooher
post #37  on June 18, 2004 - 8:43 PM PDT  
> On June 18, 2004 - 8:30 PM PDT NLee wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On June 17, 2004 - 11:54 PM PDT fdguarino wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> ...Also, we start realizing how foolish we sounded when we were younger ;-).
>
> What's this we stuff?
>
> At my age, I'll take "young and foolish" over "old and wise" any day.
>
> ---------------------------------

Aw c'mon! If done correctly,wine grows better w/ age. This applies for people too or atleast me dammit! ^_^
DBooher
post #38  on June 18, 2004 - 8:47 PM PDT  

> As for Logan's Run, its all true. I turned to the Dark Side the second I turned 30. Now I am all desparation and depression at so much wasted youth. I coulda been somebody and not some body shaven one inch tall man who runs around Greencine naked and annoying people because I'm an attention whore.
>
> I point, point!
>
Hey JellyB quit whore'in around will ya! Your make'in the n00b's nervous. ^_^

*U did this to Jelly sinny? I must say good work!*
artifex
post #39  on June 18, 2004 - 10:06 PM PDT  
> On a sad note, I was watching the news about the father and three kids (two his children) that drowned at the Ft. Worth water gardens when I realized that the water gardens were used in Logan's Run. It was strange to instantly recognize a movie location in conjunction with such bad news.

No kidding. I've been there a couple times. I've even slipped as a kid amd almost fallen in... as I recall, the sound alone can put you a bit off balance.

I sure hope they don't screw with the design. They should, however, start enforcing the existing laws and start ticketing people who go swimming or let their kids go swimming there. Seriously.

If you guys want to see recent pictures of the park, go to www.dallasnews.com or www.dfw.com for our local infoporn. I can't find a picture of it with all the water drained, like it is now.
fdguarino
post #40  on June 18, 2004 - 10:55 PM PDT  
Thanks to everybody for their B-Day wishes! I really appreciate it. Even from a bunch of young whipper-snapers like you all!

-FDGUARINO
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