Comments by sfoss
Posted on August 12 at 11:43 a.m. (Suggest removal)
The Princess Bride has a lot of fans. Some comments from readers:
"The Princess Bride is one of my all-time favorite movies! I used to have a copy and watched it so much that I've almost memorized the whole thing. Now I rent it every couple of years and it's always hilarious. My favorite lines:
[Looking down the cliff, as the Man in Black climbs toward them]
Vizzini: He's gaining on us? Inconceivable!
Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."
"Just showed it to our church youth group kids tonight. It's a classic."
"This is my fiancé's ALL TIME favorite movie. One of our favorites "lines" is the simple 'INCONCEIVABLE' that Vizzini would utter and every once in a while my fiancé will repeat this with the lisp and all and usually only he and I are in on the 'joke.'"
"We love the princess bride so much! We love too many parts to say. but if we had to pick one line it might be 'stop it, I mean it. anybody want a peanut?' It gets said here a lot like that. We know that's not how it goes really but that's how it goes here. almost everyday somebody says something from it."
Posted on August 4 at 1:47 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I'm told I should also add Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind to my list of dreaming movies. Gondry's film The Science of Sleep is also worth a look.
From: Watching 'Inception'
Posted on June 28 at 12:02 p.m. (Suggest removal)
The class is taught by Claire Nolan, an Albany resident who runs the Albany branch of the Troy Bike Rescue and is certified with the League of American Cyclists. She has a copy of the Effective Cycling book, and has given us handouts and pamphlets that condense that material. I believe the John Allen booklet is one of them.
From: Bicycle school
Posted on June 10 at 4:15 p.m. (Suggest removal)
The Celtics continue to flummox the statisticians
From: The Celtics blew game 3
Posted on April 27 at 12:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)
I skipped the movie because it got lousy reviews, but Cameron Crowe's music instincts are almost always perfect
Posted on April 9 at 12:12 p.m. (Suggest removal)
A member of the Troy Bike Rescue passed along this helpful list of things to check over before biking.
From: Getting ready to bike
Posted on March 26 at 11:17 a.m. (Suggest removal)
There's definitely a time and a place for Gwen Stefani.
From: Music for a Bad Mood
Posted on February 16 at 3:58 p.m. (Suggest removal)
My friend Paula writes:
"I couldn't wait for the movie [Windtalkers] to come out as I had always been interested in this story from WWII. The Native American Lakota language was the only code our enemies couldn't break. Only Hollywood could make a movie out of these all-but- forgotten heroes and make it all about the white guy assigned to protect a Code Talker. I wanted to scream 'It's not about YOU!!!'
Another great sports movie 'Chariots of Fire'
Posted on February 16 at 3:30 p.m. (Suggest removal)
My friend cabot writes:
On the olympics:
1) The luge thing was ridiculous. The track/committee officials blamed it on "human error". Duh. Any crash is human error... but it should result in a guy sliding down the course for awhile and then stopping, possibly injured but not dead. It is absolutely the fault of the track officials that a slider could actually be hurled off the track in a crash. Now, that being said..... it was also ridiculous that they moved the start farther down the course. This is a world-class competition in which the best of the best should have an advantage. The harder the course, the more skill it demands, the more likely the best will win. So shame on the Olympic Committee twice... once for making a track without basic safety features to keep crashes from being fatal, and then again for moving the start down in a tacit admission of guilt and also preventing the best from standing out like they would on a harder track.
2) Wait... ski jumping awards style points? Why isn't it just whoever jumps farthest and lands on their skis wins? Can you imagine the long jump with style judges ("wow, a world record distance from Carl Lewis but he windmilled his arms a little too much and that cost him in the judges eyes, Bob. Looks like he will have to settle for Bronze"). Ridiculous.
3) I also like Bode Miller... he always leaves it all out on the course. Some guys you can just tell are trying not to get hurt but Bode always lays it on the line. And the Downhill is the kind of event where the "style points" are built in. Yeah it's about how well you ski and how strong you are, but it's also about heart. And you don't need a judge to tell you whose is bigger... you can tell everything you need to from the clock at the bottom (as well as watching the racer).
4) Figure skating is ridiculous :)
From: Olympic Fever