Today's Useless Statistic



  • There are 135 people registered here with "mike" in their user name.

    Only 10 of them have made more than 1 post.

    Only 2 of them have posted anything this year.



  • I know only one guy named Mike and hes an asshole.

    Hes probably is not registered on this forum but it certainly has to do with your statistics.

    so compiling new stats about "Mike":

    135 Mike on the forum

    10 Mike have 1 post

    2 Mike have posted this year

    1 Mike is an asshole

     



  • @Nmare said:

    1 Mike is an asshole
    I want to be like Mike.




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    What about Mike Hunt?



  • @Nmare said:

    I know only one guy named Mike and hes an asshole.

    Hes probably is not registered on this forum but it certainly has to do with your statistics.

    so compiling new stats about "Mike":

    135 Mike on the forum

    10 Mike have 1 post

    2 Mike have posted this year

    1 Mike is an asshole

     

    My brother's name is Mike, and so are several other people I know.

    The number of people named Mike who are assholes is plural.

     



  • We need numbers!



  • @joe.edwards said:

    What about Mike Hunt?



  • @joe.edwards said:

    What about Mike Hunt?
    Are we allowed to say that on this forum?



  • Does Mike Hunt on assholes side?

     



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    @joe.edwards said:

    What about Mike Hunt?
    Are we allowed to say that on this forum?

    Allowed to say what?

     



  • @Mike Hunt said:

    @Lorne Kates said:

    @joe.edwards said:

    What about Mike Hunt?
    Are we allowed to say that on this forum?

    Allowed to say what?
     

    ****

     



  • @Lorne Kates said:

    @Mike Hunt said:

    @Lorne Kates said:

    @joe.edwards said:

    What about Mike Hunt?
    Are we allowed to say that on this forum?

    Allowed to say what?
     

    **** 

    On the other hand, a cute fuzzy little bear.

     



  • @Nmare said:

    We need numbers!

     



  • @El_Heffe said:

    There are 135 people registered here with "mike" in their user name.

    Only 10 of them have made more than 1 post.

    Only 2 of them have posted anything this year.

    Oh hi there.



  • @El_Heffe said:

    There are 135 people registered here with "mike" in their user name.

    Only 10 of them have made more than 1 post.

    Only 2 of them have posted anything this year.

     

     

    too much time on hands?

     



  •  

    Personally,  most of my teammates are in vacation.   So i have absolutely nothing to do!   Totally boring!

     Need something?  Just ask 🙂 



  • Get me a cheeseburger.



  • @Nagesh said:

    @El_Heffe said:

    There are 135 people registered here with "mike" in their user name.

    Only 10 of them have made more than 1 post.

    Only 2 of them have posted anything this year.

     

     

    too much time on hands?

     

    I am curious about the many people who register here then never post..

    Users named Dave

    70 users with Dave in their username

    Only 13 have more than 1 post

    Only 1 has posted this year

     

    Note: if this information is as accurate as everything else Community Server does, then . . . . . nevermind.



  • I would also like a cheesburger.  With bacon.



  • @El_Heffe said:

    I would also like a cheesburger.  With bacon.
     

    Eating pigs meat cause satantic thoughts to flow through head.


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    @Nagesh said:

    @El_Heffe said:

    I would also like a cheesburger.  With bacon.
     

    Eating pigs meat cause satantic thoughts to flow through head.

    Filed under: shaitan


    This is not true. We worship Shai-Hulud.



  • @joe.edwards said:

    @Nagesh said:

    @El_Heffe said:

    I would also like a cheesburger.  With bacon.
     

    Eating pigs meat cause satantic thoughts to flow through head.

    Filed under: shaitan


    This is not true. We worship Shai-Hulud.

    Shai-Hulud walks among us.



  • @mikeTheLiar said:

    @joe.edwards said:
    @Nagesh said:

    @El_Heffe said:

    I would also like a cheesburger.  With bacon.
     

    Eating pigs meat cause satantic thoughts to flow through head.

    Filed under: shaitan


    This is not true. We worship Shai-Hulud.

    Shai-Hulud walks among us.
    And his name is Mike?

     



  •  

    so... it explain why Mike is an asshole!

     Wow, the mystery is finally solved!

     All mikes are not writing more then one message because they are they transformed into a burger and then eaten by shai-hulud.

     Only MikeTheLiar survived because he can ride them!

     



  • @Nmare said:

    Filed under: shai-hulud and mike

    I just had a great idea for a wacky, zany TV sitcom!



  •  

    It will beat Twilight easy!


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    @Nmare said:

     

    It will beat Twilight easy!

    Wait, there was a Twilight sitcom?


  • @mikeTheLiar said:

    @Nmare said:
    Filed under: shai-hulud and mike

    I just had a great idea for a wacky, zany TV sitcom!
    There already is one.  The shai-hulud is named Molly.



  •  

    Yes, but each episodes last 2 hours.   Some kind of "The Young and the Restless" for teenage girls.

     

     



  • @joe.edwards said:

    What about Mike Hunt?
    He's usually hanging out with Hugh Jorgan and Ray Jingardon.



  •  Thanks a lot for making me read up on Jared Leto II who is a sandworm and has fish fingers as soldiers.


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    @dhromed said:

     Thanks a lot for making me read up on Jared Leto II who is a sandworm and has fish fingers as soldiers.


    Don't read the synopsis. Read the books!



  • @joe.edwards said:

    @dhromed said:

     Thanks a lot for making me read up on Jared Leto II who is a sandworm and has fish fingers as soldiers.

    Don't read the synopsis. Read the books!

    I read the first four. They started to get a little strange. IMO the only 100% must-read was the first. OTOH, I've read it at least six or seven times.


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    @mikeTheLiar said:

    @joe.edwards said:
    @dhromed said:

     Thanks a lot for making me read up on Jared Leto II who is a sandworm and has fish fingers as soldiers.

    Don't read the synopsis. Read the books!

    I read the first four. They started to get a little strange. IMO the only 100% must-read was the first. OTOH, I've read it at least six or seven times.

    I seriously made it to the eighteenth book (recently published at the time) and quit midway in disgust.

    Frank's son had the balls, the goddamned audacity, to retcon the seminal novel. You know, the masterpiece.

    The framing device for this was the events of the first book were supposedly chronicled by historian Princess Irulan, a Bene Gesserit, who deliberately documented misinformation. It's almost plausible but it was like wiping his ass with the Mona Lisa. Show some fucking respect for the original author.</rage>



  • @joe.edwards said:

    Frank's son had the balls, the goddamned audacity, to retcon the seminal novel. You know, the masterpiece.
     

    Nerd.

     



  • @dhromed said:

    @joe.edwards said:

    Frank's son had the balls, the goddamned audacity, to retcon the seminal novel. You know, the masterpiece.
     

    Nerd.

     


    If you haven't read it, the first book really is fantastic. Not just as sci-fi book, just all around a fantastic goddamn piece of literature. The only flaw is it's one of those books that if you're not familiar with, you need to acquaint yourself with the lore to truly understand it. There's a glossary and history and shit in the back. The first time I read it I had to keep flipping back, "What, WTF is the OC-Bible?" "Butlerian Jihad? Huh?" But once you get past that, you'll keep coming back. The third time you read it is probably the best.


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    I'd seen the movie probably a dozen times and thought it was mediocre (as to why I'd watch a mediocre movie a dozen times, I didn't have a lot of choices in my household growing up), and didn't expect much from the book. I was surprised to find it so much better.



  • @joe.edwards said:

    I'd seen the movie probably a dozen times and thought it was mediocre (as to why I'd watch a mediocre movie a dozen times, I didn't have a lot of choices in my household growing up), and didn't expect much from the book. I was surprised to find it so much better.

    I am in the definite minority when it comes to the film, I'm pretty sure I'm one of the only people who actually liked it.



  • @mikeTheLiar said:

    @joe.edwards said:
    I'd seen the movie probably a dozen times and thought it was mediocre (as to why I'd watch a mediocre movie a dozen times, I didn't have a lot of choices in my household growing up), and didn't expect much from the book. I was surprised to find it so much better.

    I am in the definite minority when it comes to the film, I'm pretty sure I'm one of the only people who actually liked it.

    I like it. They had to remove far too much stuff for it to be comprehensible to anyone who hasn't read the book. I'm a bit saddened by some of the changes (especially what they did to 'the Weirding Way'), but I think they were fairly reasonable from an adaptation standpoint.

    One of the attractions of the books is all of the...uh...navel gazing?...introspection?...that goes on. That almost never translates well to a movie, but I think they kept enough to give you a feel for it (and to at least provide some exposition) without completely bogging down the movie.


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    The production of the movie was... problematic at best.
    [quote user="The Interwebs"]

    Early stalled attempts

    In 1971, the production company Apjac International (APJ) (headed by Arthur P. Jacobs) optioned the rights to film Dune. As Jacobs was busy with other projects, such as the sequel to Planet of the Apes, Dune was delayed for another year. Jacobs' first choice for director was David Lean, but he turned down the offer. Charles Jarrott was also considered to direct. Work was also under way on a script while the hunt for a director continued. Initially, the first treatment had been handled by Robert Greenhut, the producer who had lobbied Jacobs to make the movie in the first place, but subsequently Rospo Pallenberg was approached to write the script, with shooting scheduled to begin in 1974. However, Jacobs died in 1973.
    Pre-release flyer for Jodorowsky's Dune

    In December 1974, a French consortium led by Jean-Paul Gibon purchased the film rights from APJ. Alejandro Jodorowsky was set to direct. In 1975, Jodorowsky planned to film the story as a ten-hour feature, in collaboration with Salvador Dalí, Orson Welles, Gloria Swanson, David Carradine, Geraldine Chaplin, Alain Delon, Hervé Villechaize, and Mick Jagger. It was at first proposed to score the film with original music by Karlheinz Stockhausen, Henry Cow and Magma; later on, the soundtrack was to be provided by Pink Floyd.[4] Jodorowsky set up a pre-production unit in Paris consisting of Chris Foss, a British artist who designed covers for science fiction periodicals, Jean Giraud (Moebius), a French illustrator who created and also wrote and drew for Metal Hurlant magazine, and H. R. Giger. Moebius began designing creatures and characters for the film, while Foss was brought in to design the film's space ships and hardware. Giger began designing the Harkonnen Castle based on Moebius' storyboards. Jodorowsky's son Brontis Jodorowsky was to play Paul Atreides. Dan O'Bannon was to head the special effects department.

    Dalí was cast as the Emperor. Dalí later demanded to be paid $100,000 per hour; Jodorowsky agreed, but tailored Dalí's part to be filmed in one hour, drafting plans for other scenes of the emperor to use a mechanical mannequin as substitute for Dalí. (According to Giger, Dalí was "later invited to leave the film because of his pro-Franco statements").[5] Just as the storyboards, designs, and script were finished, the financial backing dried up. Frank Herbert traveled to Europe in 1976 to find that $2 million of the $9.5 million budget had already been spent in pre-production, and that Jodorowsky's script would result in a 14-hour movie ("It was the size of a phone book", Herbert later recalled). Jodorowsky took creative liberties with the source material, but Herbert said that he and Jodorowsky had an amicable relationship.
    De Laurentiis's stalled attempts

    The rights for filming were sold once more, this time to Dino De Laurentiis. Although Jodorowsky was embittered by the experience, he stated that the Dune project changed his life. O'Bannon entered a psychiatric hospital after the production failed, and worked on thirteen scripts; the last of which became Alien.[6] In 1978, De Laurentiis commissioned Herbert to write a new screenplay, but the script Herbert turned in was 175 pages long. One page of film script is roughly equal to one minute of screen time, so Herbert's script would have taken nearly three-hours of screen time.

    De Laurentiis then hired director Ridley Scott in 1979, with Rudy Wurlitzer writing the screenplay and H. R. Giger retained from the Jodorowsky production. Scott intended to split the book into two movies. He worked on three drafts of the script, using The Battle of Algiers as a point of reference, before moving on to direct another science fiction film, Blade Runner (1982). As he recalls, the pre-production process was slow, and finishing the project would have been even more time-intensive:

    But after seven months I dropped out of Dune, by then Rudy Wurlitzer had come up with a first-draft script which I felt was a decent distillation of Frank Herbert's. But I also realised Dune was going to take a lot more work — at least two and a half years' worth. And I didn't have the heart to attack that because my older brother Frank unexpectedly died of cancer while I was prepping the De Laurentiis picture. Frankly, that freaked me out. So I went to Dino and told him the Dune script was his.
    

    Lynch's screenplay and direction

    In 1981, the nine-year film rights were set to expire. De Laurentiis re-negotiated the rights from the author, adding to them the rights to the Dune sequels (written and unwritten). After seeing The Elephant Man, Raffaella De Laurentiis decided that David Lynch should direct the movie. Around that time Lynch received several other directing offers, including Return of the Jedi. He agreed to direct Dune and write the screenplay even though he had not read the book, known the story, or even been interested in science fiction.[7] Lynch worked on the script for six months with Eric Bergen and Christopher De Vore. The team yielded two drafts of the script before it split over creative differences. Lynch would subsequently work on five more drafts.

    On March 30, 1983, with the 135-page sixth draft of the script, Dune finally began shooting. It was shot entirely in Mexico. With a budget of over $40 million, Dune required 80 sets built on 16 sound stages and a total crew of 1700. Many of the exterior shots were filmed in the Samalayuca Dunes in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua.
    Editing

    Upon completion, the rough cut of Dune without post-production effects ran over four hours long, but Lynch's intended cut of the film (as reflected in the 7th and final draft of the script) was almost three hours long.

    However, Universal and the film's financiers expected a standard, two-hour cut of the film. To reduce the run time, producers Dino De Laurentiis, his daughter Raffaella, and director Lynch excised numerous scenes, filmed new scenes that simplified or concentrated plot elements, and added voice-over narrations, plus a new introduction by Virginia Madsen. Contrary to popular rumors, Lynch made no other version besides the theatrical cut; no three to six hour version ever reached the post-production stage. However, several longer versions have been spliced together.[8] Although Universal has approached Lynch for a possible director's cut of the film, Lynch has declined every offer and prefers not to discuss Dune in interviews.[9]

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  • @boomzilla said:

    I like it. They had to remove far too much stuff for it to be comprehensible to anyone who hasn't read the book. I'm a bit saddened by some of the changes (especially what they did to 'the Weirding Way'), but I think they were fairly reasonable from an adaptation standpoint.

    I would have to agree with you, the modification of the Voice into basically a dragon-shout was a bit of a disappointment, but the thing that really didn't sit well with me was the rain at the ending. That was the whole fucking problem! Water kills the worm, no worm, no spice, no spice, COMPLETE BREAKDOWN OF EVERYTHING. Not to mention the references to the fact that the Fremen owed their entire strength and culture to the harshness of the desert planet. Great job there Paul, you made it rain, but now we're all going to die and you've also destroyed the most impressive people the universe has ever known!



  • @mikeTheLiar said:

    I would have to agree with you, the modification of the Voice into basically a dragon-shout was a bit of a disappointment.

    That's not what they did. "The Weirding Way" (in the books) was basically a combination of excellent genetics in combination with superb mind / muscle training. But all in all, I see this as a reasonable compromise for a movie adaptation, as opposed to, say, Starship Troopers getting rid of powered armor.

    @mikeTheLiar said:

    ...but the thing that really didn't sit well with me was the rain at the ending. That was the whole fucking problem! Water kills the worm, no worm, no spice, no spice, COMPLETE BREAKDOWN OF EVERYTHING. Not to mention the references to the fact that the Fremen owed their entire strength and culture to the harshness of the desert planet. Great job there Paul, you made it rain, but now we're all going to die and you've also destroyed the most impressive people the universe has ever known!

    This confused me at first, but I read this as compressing / foretelling the following books. So, again, it doesn't make sense unless you've read the books.



  • @joe.edwards said:

    producers Dino De Laurentiis, his daughter Raffaella, and director Lynch excised numerous scenes, filmed new scenes that simplified or concentrated plot elements, and added voice-over narrations, plus a new introduction by Virginia Madsen.
    The credits for that version of the film say "Directed by Alan Smithee" which is the name used when a director doesn't want his name associated with a film.


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