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Jay Lake
Date: 2007-01-29 07:04
Subject: SF for the 21st century
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Tags:books, funny, movies
A Canticle for Lebowski -- Jeff Bridges as an immortal Dude wanders post-apocalyptic America searching for an intact bowling alley.

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Wendy S. Delmater: spiral
User: safewrite
Date: 2007-01-29 15:43 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:spiral
Childhood's Ent - The reason Treebeard can't find the entwives is that they have evolved into a supermind that is about join up with the sentient Supermind at the heart of the galaxy. Haraln Ellison does a guest cameo as an orc.
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Uncle Mikey
User: belmikey
Date: 2007-01-29 22:30 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Harlan Ellison IS an orc.
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Rafe
User: etcet
Date: 2007-01-29 15:54 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I Yam Legend - Popeye is the last spinach-eating man alive, in a world where green, leafy vegetables are all but extinct. Olive Oyl's chronic emaciation is explained.

Sex in Dark City - Can friends find love, or even a good shoe sale, in a town turned upside-down by urban planners run amok?

Oh, god, there will be more....
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Sean P. Fodera
User: delkytlar
Date: 2007-01-29 16:11 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Malcolm X Men - A group of students with mysterious powers follows the teachings of their teacher (wheel-chair bound since an assassination attempt in 1965) in a fight for racial equality.
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The Willow @ iJay
User: witchwillow
Date: 2007-01-30 15:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I started to want to applaud this and then got hit with:

Freedom Riders a spin off of Malcolm X Men where a group of the mysterious students, with powers from hell, get on motorcycles and tour the country to fight for racial equality.

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User: the_ogre
Date: 2007-01-29 16:13 (UTC)
Subject: You know, Jay...
Keyword:Mind the gap
...it is not not fair to do that to your readers. I just watched The Big Lebowski again last night (introduced it to minimo) - and now 'll be thinking about your "sequel" all bloody day, and giggling at odd moments, thus discomfiting my co-workers.

Shame on you.
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Rafe
User: etcet
Date: 2007-01-29 16:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The one that gets a lot of play is East Ender's Game. I can't imagine a brilliant youth military commander coming out of or putting up with the soap opera soddery, however.
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squirrel_monkey
User: squirrel_monkey
Date: 2007-01-29 16:36 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
What if he's wheel-chair bound?
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Kadath in the Cold Waste
User: kadath
Date: 2007-01-29 16:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I have your address, man. I could come get you in your sleep.
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it's a great life, if you don't weaken: animation wallace cheese
User: matociquala
Date: 2007-01-30 14:25 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:animation wallace cheese
I read that as "come get you in your sheep."

baaaa
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kit
User: mizkit
Date: 2007-01-29 16:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
...I now desperately want to see A Canticle for Lebowski.
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KrmtDfrog
User: krmtdfrog
Date: 2007-02-01 02:41 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
bah, same.
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Magenta
User: magentamn
Date: 2007-01-29 16:44 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
MUST. SCRUB. BRAIN.

Has anyone told you you are evil? Really, truly, e-vile.
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Coffee Shop Whore: Inkwell
User: skidspoppe
Date: 2007-01-29 17:37 (UTC)
Subject: Best on short notice...
Keyword:Inkwell
Dandelion Whine

A group of anthropomorphic flowers bitch about the state of existence in a beautiful summertime setting
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Elf M. Sternberg
User: elfs
Date: 2007-01-29 19:25 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Best on short notice...
Bob, The Angry Flower
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Sean P. Fodera
User: delkytlar
Date: 2007-01-29 17:54 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
The Lord of the Ringworld - a group of hobbits and miscellaneous other hangers-on face danger at every turn as they travel through alien habitats on a quest to destroy an evil artifact. After months of fighting life-threatening monsters, they discover that, had they travelled spinward instead of widdershins, the molten pit they had sought was only two sort ring segments from their starting point, and they would have been back home before suppertime.
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Angelic Eye for the Gendered-Species Individual: it's all about the zaphod
User: rysmiel
Date: 2007-02-01 17:36 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:it's all about the zaphod
Of course, there's also Niven's two volumes of Hollywood memoirs, The Inconstant Moon's a Balloon and Bring On The Empty Ringworlds.
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Mer, rhymes with bear
User: merriehaskell
Date: 2007-01-29 17:59 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I cannot take credit for this one, but I can't remember who said it first anyway, but it always makes me laugh:

Cool Silent Runnings--a group of Jamaican androids hijacks a space freighter in hopes to turn it into an interspace bobsled
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Rafe
User: etcet
Date: 2007-01-29 19:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Alternatively, Cool Running Man, where the bobsled team has to fight for their lives in post-apocalyptic Burbank. Snake Plissken cameo optional.
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Patrick Nielsen Hayden
User: pnh
Date: 2007-01-29 18:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
O Stranger, Where Art Thou. After escaping from a chain gang, Valentine Michael Smith brings free love to the Depression-era South. Country music ensues.
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madrobins
User: madrobins
Date: 2007-02-01 01:13 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I think my liver has just turned upside down.
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Bob
User: yourbob
Date: 2007-01-29 19:02 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Freaks Friday -- An evil midget tortures himself when bodies are suddenly switched.
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Elf M. Sternberg
User: elfs
Date: 2007-01-29 19:26 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Sure you can't work in an oversexed, genetically engineered Hot Bi Babe with a tattoo on the roof of her mouth in there somewhere?
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Damon Kaswell
User: gooddamon
Date: 2007-01-29 19:27 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Discworld is not Enough -- Bond has to rescue the city of Ankh-Morpork from an evil megalomaniac, with Death constantly at his heels.
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Elf M. Sternberg
User: elfs
Date: 2007-01-29 19:53 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Kushiel's Scion Tc, in which an advertising campaign for cheap automobiles goes horribly wrong and brings an unfortunate young man to the attention of gods with a taste for pain. A sequel, Kushiel's Subaru Legacy, is planned.
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Allison Lonsdale: distress
User: caprine
Date: 2007-01-29 20:57 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:distress
You are a bad, bad man.

Even worse than Jay is for starting this.
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