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by Holbytla
Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:29 am
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: Should this be called "The Hobbit"?
Replies: 64
Views: 24903

In all seriousness, this is the Hobbit. In reality this is "The Hobbit".
And I say that with a mind towards adaptation.

PJ is wot tuk the holy writ uv Tolkien and turned it unto prfofits as it wuz.
by Holbytla
Mon Dec 16, 2013 2:21 am
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: The Hall of Fire DoS Review Thread
Replies: 725
Views: 143451

That image was no accident, no matter how much you insist upon it. That image and any and all portions of any film or book or screenplay is only what it is according to how it spoke to you. No author, publisher, director or artist of any sort can be all things to all people and could never satisfy ...
by Holbytla
Sun Dec 15, 2013 7:39 pm
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: The Hall of Fire DoS Review Thread
Replies: 725
Views: 143451

Take this for what it is worth.....just an observation. A few weeks ago at 8 on a Saturday night, Rebecca and I went to see Catching Fire. It was opening weekend and we struggled to find seats. By the time we got into the theater, there were maybe ten seats open. We went to the same theater last nig...
by Holbytla
Sun Dec 15, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Tolkien Movies: The Road Goes Ever On
Topic: The Hall of Fire DoS Review Thread
Replies: 725
Views: 143451

Wet blanket time. I won't say that I hated the movie, but it is likely that if Rebecca wasn't with me, I would have walked out. It was tolerable PJ stuff for awhile, but when I saw Bombur fighting with a barrel over him, I had had enough. The spider and Beorn scenes were just all wrong and turned in...
by Holbytla
Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Health Care Reform
Replies: 3516
Views: 646537

I certainly don't have many answers nor do I possess the data or the ability to predict what will happen. Certainly the loss of revenue will be somewhat mitigated by new people signing up for insurance, but i don't know if that number is sufficient to offset all of the people between 22-26 that no l...
by Holbytla
Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:03 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Health Care Reform
Replies: 3516
Views: 646537

But surely the parent is also paying for the child to be on their policy until 26, so if the child can get insured through their own workplace instead of their parent, wouldn't that be preferable? For the parent, at least? It looks to me like that is acceptable. Or am I missing something? Apparentl...
by Holbytla
Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:18 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Health Care Reform
Replies: 3516
Views: 646537

From the Department of Labor website: The Affordable Care Act requires plans and issuers that offer dependent coverage to make the coverage available until a child reaches the age of 26. Both married and unmarried children qualify for this coverage. This rule applies to all plans in the individual ...
by Holbytla
Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:59 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Health Care Reform
Replies: 3516
Views: 646537

If only it were only the website debacle. There are far more reaching issues than that. Cancelled insurance plans. Illogical management decisions. I have a son that is 6 months shy of his 21st birthday. He is no longer attending any type of schooling. He is gainfully employed and he is offered a hea...
by Holbytla
Fri Nov 15, 2013 4:26 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Health Care Reform
Replies: 3516
Views: 646537

This is the danger of foisting an agenda that has no apparent sound method of enactment. The entire democratic party is on the verge of political collapse, something the republicans couldn't manage to accomplish on their own. Ideals are one thing. Practical application is another. We have likely bee...
by Holbytla
Sun Nov 10, 2013 4:41 am
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Should we separate the author from the work?
Replies: 128
Views: 43600

Lou Reed was purportedly a rather large horse's behind to everyone at all times. Mick Jagger has been accused of being a misogynist. Phil Spector was found guilty of murder. Heck the list of modern day artists and their unseemly acts is long long long and full of gory details. I have no idea, what o...
by Holbytla
Thu Oct 31, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: Take me out to the ballgame!
Replies: 1563
Views: 385546

If there are any other Drew brothers in need of a ring, send them along.
We'll take them.

Go Sox!
by Holbytla
Wed Oct 30, 2013 12:11 am
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: Take me out to the ballgame!
Replies: 1563
Views: 385546

The last time the Red Sox won it all in Boston was with a victory over the Chicago Cubs on Sept. 11, 1918.
:shock:
by Holbytla
Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: Take me out to the ballgame!
Replies: 1563
Views: 385546

OPS? :D
by Holbytla
Tue Oct 29, 2013 11:32 pm
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: Take me out to the ballgame!
Replies: 1563
Views: 385546

Allow me please to qualify that last post. It came across harsher than I intended. Of course it would be great to have tickets to game seven in Boston, a place that hasn't seen a clinching game in 95 years. That would an astounding, and you can bet that is an event for the ages. Mainly what I was ge...
by Holbytla
Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: Take me out to the ballgame!
Replies: 1563
Views: 385546

You couldn't pay me enough money to go to game 7 on Halloween in Boston.
Not no way, not no how.

I wouldn't want to be a cop in Boston this week. Oy.
by Holbytla
Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:45 pm
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: Take me out to the ballgame!
Replies: 1563
Views: 385546

I should have "quotated" (sublime Arlo Guthrie reference) "wild and wooly", which was a staple of Ned Martin's Red Sox broadcasts back in the day. Ned is to me what Vin Scully is to Dodger fans. Ned was an interesting guy, but more than that he was a guy you wanted to know, a guy...
by Holbytla
Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: Take me out to the ballgame!
Replies: 1563
Views: 385546

There have been some wild and wooly ballgames, and the Series has been a lot of fun.
Just won (sic) more. :)
by Holbytla
Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:19 am
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: Take me out to the ballgame!
Replies: 1563
Views: 385546

In an effort to maintain momentum, and not at all to appear haughty or coarse.....


GO FREAKING SOXXXXXXX!!!!!

Okay fine I am haughty and coarse, but the Sox shouldn't suffer because of that.
by Holbytla
Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Golfimbul's Rabbit Hole
Topic: Take me out to the ballgame!
Replies: 1563
Views: 385546

Lol. That is awesome.
I had a near opportunity to go to last nights game, but it fell through.
I suppose I could scrounge my way to one of the games, but the cost is prohibitive.

Have fun V.
by Holbytla
Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Lasto Beth Lammen
Topic: Health Care Reform
Replies: 3516
Views: 646537

..... Drugs cost more in the U.S. than in other countries. Fact. So, why? .... Healthcare discussions always seem to come to this end point for me. We have a free market economy that includes pharmaceuticals, hospitals, labs and pretty much every area of healthcare. We are trying to insure coverage...