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The Random Crap Thread 2: It Hits the Fan.

Discussion in 'General' started by North_Ranger, Jun 13, 2010.

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    Actually, that would work perfectly: Cut right to the chase scene without the need for some ridiculously contrived scenario.
     
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    Zoey Saldana as Daisy?
     
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    Oh come on. Next thing you'll suggest is to make Doctor Who a woman.
     
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    Or if Roscoe can just shoot both of them and not get prosecuted.
     
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    So the guy who I replaced at my work and was suppose to come back this week never showed up nor called in.
    I'm putting this in this thread because, while it does greatly increase my chances of keeping this job, I hope the guy is okay considering the type of injury he sustained.
     
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    Just a glimpse of what it can be like in Texas in August. This doesn't show that it was 74% humidity at the time.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Battery's a tad high for posting 'round here. :troll:
     
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    It's down to a more respectable 55% now.
     
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    Yes, the world needs this.
     
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    My best low battery moment was when my iPad was under 10% when I was using it to control my camera and it was also under 10% and showed that :)

    @GasBandit loved it!!
     
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    Bubble181 The odd one out

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    Yesterday, I spent all day in the car driving to a bunch of different locations. I mean roughly 20 hours of driving. Because my car only has a usb1 port, it can technically charge my phone but do slowly that when in use it just keeps the battery stable rather than have it go up. My battery phone was between 1 and 15 percent for almost the whole day. Tiny bit of tension, to be honest, I needed it as a GPS :D
     
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    --- Double Post Merged, Aug 13, 2017 at 8:38 PM ---
     
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    I am a little shocked that Kirsten sang a song about masturbation.
     
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    fade Insert "Yo mama" joke here Staff Member

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    They weren't stupid in the show though. The ridiculous movie adaptation with Stifler had them as idiots, but they were pretty clever in the original show. They spent a lot of time outside the car in the show. That's just the part everyone remembers. That and exploding arrowheads.

    They went through the windows because the General Lee was modified into a stock car (as in racing). Generally, the doors are welded shut and the door hardware is removed.
     
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  16. GasBandit

    GasBandit Ask me about my Reprehensible Filth Staff Member

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    PUN
     
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    Dave I'm not that fucking old! Staff Member

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    Ooh we. This might be a dumb thing to do but...

    Edrondol.sarahah.com
     
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  18. GasBandit

    GasBandit Ask me about my Reprehensible Filth Staff Member

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    You might as well have just posted on /r/roastme :p
     
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    Celt Z Ginger

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    I have watched the original show in the past (both during the 80's and more recent years on reruns...I think CMT?), and while they're weren't as dumb as the movie makes them out to be, they weren't rocket scientists, either. Even the theme song is about them focusing on their driving.

    I'm not saying you couldn't do the plot you proposed, but if you tried with with their original format, it would need a lot of tweaking. And Daisy might need some pants.
     
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    GasBandit Ask me about my Reprehensible Filth Staff Member

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    Uhh, are we remembering the same theme song?

    As I recall, it's mostly about how the law won't let them be, with only "straightening the curves, flattening the hills, someday the mountain might get them but the law never will" being a passing reference to their driving. Other than that, it's mostly about just the good ol' boys "fighting the system like two modern-day robin hoods" because "making their way the only way they know how" is "just a little bit more than the law will allow" :p
     
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    fade Insert "Yo mama" joke here Staff Member

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    And in the album version, Jennings cracks a joke about them only showing his hands and not his face on TV.
     
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    Just the good ol' boys
    Never meanin' no harm
    Beats all you never saw
    Been in trouble with the law
    Since the day they was born
    Staightenin' the curves
    Flattenin' the hills
    Someday the mountain might get 'em
    But the law never will
    Makin' their way
    The only way they know how
    That's just a little bit more
    Than the law will allow
    Makin' their way
    The only way they know how yeah
    That's just a little bit more
    Than the law will allow
    I'm a good ol' boy
    You know my momma loves me
    But she don't understand
    They keep a showin' my hands
    And not my face on TV

    I think it leaves it open to interpretation. It doesn't explicitly say they're getting in trouble for alltruism, just that they're always getting in trouble with the law for whatever they're doing, even though they're not trying to harm anyone. That could include having a lead foot.
     
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    fade Insert "Yo mama" joke here Staff Member

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    I mean, Daisy went to college and then to grad school in the show, short pants or not.
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    Come on, guys. They were in trouble with the law for moonshining. That was the setup for the show. They were on probation, which is why they always had to stop at the county line.
    --- Double Post Merged, Aug 14, 2017 at 11:16 AM ---
    I remember them facing down drug runners and human trafficking among other things. Other than Eonus, the cops were in Hogg's pocket. They were basically vigilantes.
     
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    Celt Z Ginger

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    True, but I don't think this was inspired by her master's degree:

     
  25. GasBandit

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    The end of your lyrics are different from the ones in the opening of the show...

    This should queue up to the section in question


    But yeah, the first 5 lines could be paraphrased as "These likeable fellows never meant to hurt anybody, but it's amazing how they've been criminals since they were young." The next 4 lines are "They drive so fast as to alter the landscape - it's likely that their end will come in a crash, not a jail cell."

    The next 4 lines are "They do what they can to get by, but what they do is considered unlawful, albeit it may be a gray area for many people" - I think this is a reference to the family business - the reason that Bo and Luke can't carry firearms, they're on probation for moonshining/illegal transportation of alcohol.

    Then the final lines of the show's opening, which differ from yours... are self evident :p
     
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    For a show that's "not about the driving", they did incorporate the "speed trap" thing in almost every episode. I had to double-check this part, because I know I saw it more than once, they even had the "celebrity speed trap" as a way of introducing the guest stars. Yes, the Dukes did other things, but come on, it was about the racing. It was 70's/80's tv's version of The Fast and Furious franchise.
     
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    I don't think anyone said it was "not about the driving," just that there was more to it than just the driving, as opposed to the movie remake - which was just Hillbilly Fast and Furious meets Jackass. My particular nit was your assertion about the theme song. :p
     
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    The Monkees weren't about car racing Marge, they were about rebellion.
     
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    As Fade pointed out, the lyrics I sited were from the album, so your nit stands. It depends on which version you're listening to.

    I never saw the movie, but from every trailer, that's the impression I got.
     
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    They made Daisy blonde and Roscoe a psychopath.

    But Burt Reynolds!
     
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    I mean, they got Jessica Simpson to play Daisy, so she wasn't exactly going to be a Rhodes scholar.
     
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    Or that.
     
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    And just like that, the future of the human race gained a slight glimmer of hope.