Print Story I didn't see Spiderman 3, but this is so true:
By gzt (Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 01:52:52 PM EST) gzt, work, cookies, spiderman, fitness, 70s big (all tags)
From 27bslash6:
I can get by the escaped convict falling into an open air particle accelerator (we have one in the vacant lot next door and I am always telling my 8 year old to stop playing near it), I can even get by the space slime landing coincidently metres from Peter and jumping on his bike... What I cant get past is Mary Jane. What a fucking bitch. In the first movie she is letting the school bully do her, then she lets the rich guy, then Peter has a turn. In the second movie she goes through about eighteen different guys before abandoning her big expensive wedding after realising Peter is spiderman. In the third film I think she does about sixty guys and whinges a lot about peter saving lives instead of coming to the theatre to watch her crap acting. Why does he put up with her? It makes no sense and is the one glaring discrepancy in an otherwise completely scientifically believable movie.

I saw the first Spiderman, a few minutes of Spiderman 2, and a few minutes of Spiderman 3. I can tell, however, that this is the truest thing I will read today.

Alex Trebek: apparently has a degree in philosophy. Intriguing.

A good article, Never Take Fitness Advice from the New York Times:

Being thin is an awful goal towards which to strive. It is certainly not the goal of an exercise program. Writing an entire, ostensibly meaningful and important story on whether exercise can make you thin is analogous to wondering whether going to college can get you laid. Yes, but that's not really the point.
Wait, tell me more about college?
Certainly, if someone is obese, it behooves them to get down to a healthier body weight. But outside of that, the concept of being "thin" could not have less to do with the concept of fitness. Indeed, designing a workout and nutrition program with the goal of being thin will almost certainly ensure that you cannot achieve a high level of fitness; you would eat a low-calorie diet, thereby robbing yourself of muscular gains.
Anyway, 70's big for the win! Oh, I just finished the article. He quoted Mark Rippetoe at the end. He seemed a bit sensible, now I know why.

One of my coworkers gave me cookies today. My wife also made cookies for me to take to the office, but I forgot them at home. I'm fine with these cookies, though. Hey, tomorrow is administrative assistant appreciation day and we're supposed to bring baked goods and crap, I could bring my wife's cookies. But I'm eating my coworker's cookies. Nom nom nom. They're all oatmealy and crap.

Okay. Back to pretending to work.

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I didn't see Spiderman 3, but this is so true: | 12 comments (12 topical, 0 hidden)
Wow. by ammoniacal (2.00 / 0) #1 Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 04:18:14 PM EST
You located Adequacy 2.0

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can't be by georgeha (4.00 / 1) #2 Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 04:23:43 PM EST
my corp filter hasn't blocked it.

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isn't it great? by gzt (4.00 / 1) #3 Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 04:41:18 PM EST
I feel so fulfilled.

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Not that I read the Spiderman comics by purr (2.00 / 0) #4 Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 05:12:10 PM EST
but doesn't something happen to MaryJane. And then peter falls in love with his the secretary of the editor of the newspaper.  I use to watch the cartoon but I don't remember it that well. I could look it up on wikipedia but I am almost positive I am right about that bit of information.
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Peter is a wuss by duxup (2.00 / 0) #5 Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 05:22:49 PM EST
I only saw the first Spiderman but I recall Peter walking away from her because of some sense of responsibility and not wanting to endanger her... when that pretty much already happened.

Peter seems like a good analog of a good chunk of Internet whiners moaning that the girl they like doesn't like them while they're too shy to tell her how they feel or stuck in the friend zone, and don't take any responsibility for finding a girl who might actually like them or their silly obsession for a girl who doesn't like them and they expect to just fall in their lap because they want her to.

yeah, but apparently he was tapping it by gzt (2.00 / 0) #6 Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 05:30:29 PM EST
in spiderman 2 or something. according to that review.

still, yeah, damn internet friend zone wankers.

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i don't know, i lost the narrative thread by gzt (2.00 / 0) #7 Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 05:31:20 PM EST
and i forgot what my point there was.

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The tapping by duxup (2.00 / 0) #10 Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 06:18:06 PM EST
Well that is just there to keep those kids attention.  You don't want to be too real and depress those fans further ;)

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Well, in the movie, yes by lm (2.00 / 0) #8 Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 05:43:35 PM EST
In the comic, Peter's first girlfriend (Gwen Stacey) died at the hands at of the Green Goblin.

Consequently, Peter was a bit trepiditious  about taking up with womenfolk for a while. And, in that light, the way he pushes MJ off because he doesn't want her to get too close is a much more understandable position.

I'm not the sort that will tear down a movie because it's not `faithful' to the source material. But I do think the comic plot arc is quite a bit superior. But, to be fair, I'm not sure the movie going public would have approved. The Dark Knight suggests I might be wrong about that but it's hard to tell. The first Spidey movie came out quite a while before the Dark Knight and the whole Spidey series of movies has a very different tone than Batman.

Kindness is an act of rebellion.
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I don't doubt it by duxup (2.00 / 0) #11 Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 06:33:41 PM EST
I don't doubt the comic handled it better if only because it had more time and needed to drag it out to sell comics rather than just toss it in a couple flicks.

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``otherwise completely scientifically believable'' by lm (2.00 / 0) #9 Tue Apr 20, 2010 at 05:46:43 PM EST
Uh, yeah.

Because spiders all have spinnerets on the spider equivalent of wrists.



Kindness is an act of rebellion.
Spider-man 3 by jimgon (2.00 / 0) #12 Wed Apr 21, 2010 at 12:59:49 PM EST
Peter Parker is a nerd.  Mary Jane is hot.  He's going to take her shit becuse of who he is. 

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I didn't see Spiderman 3, but this is so true: | 12 comments (12 topical, 0 hidden)