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Andy, is that a mail order pork pie?!

 

I wish.  FOund it in one store, thought it would be all over and now can't find it again.  Fuuuuuck.

 

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Made in Dunedin?

Wasn’t Aragorn one of the Dunedin? I must say that after the events of Return of the King I never saw him settling down and becoming a purveyor of fine savoury snacks.

 

He was a Dunedain Ranger, so close enough.  Also, there used to be a Dunedin School football team called the Dunedin Rangers.  I'm assuming Aragorn was a wing back.  Handy in attack, but always willing to work at defense.

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He was a Dunedain Ranger, so close enough.  Also, there used to be a Dunedin School football team called the Dunedin Rangers.  I'm assuming Aragorn was a wing back.  Handy in attack, but always willing to work at defense.

 

What does the missus think of your comprehensive knowledge of LOTR esotera in comparison to watching cartoons?  

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What does the missus think of your comprehensive knowledge of LOTR esotera in comparison to watching cartoons?  

 

She thinks I'm a fucking idiot in general

 

Perceptive lass

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Heading to New Orleans for the first time ever, in the morning.

 

Gonna see some good friends I haven't seen since December of last year. Got killer seats for the Saints/Lions (checking the Superdome off my NFL stadium bucket list and adding to my collection of jerseys). Gonna drink lots of local beer and add to my pint glass collection. Gonna eat a lot of food I've never tried before. Gonna See Rebirth Brass Band on Tuesday, which I'm very excited about.

 

...and I'm going to snooze through two days of a bullshit work conference during the day on Tuesday and Wednesday.

 

I'm very excited for 95% of all of these things.

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I went to the DMV today and renewed my car's registration as well as my license and was in and out the door in the span of 20 minutes. It was by far my shortest visit ever to the DMV. For anyone who needs to get stuff done at a California DMV, I fully recommend making an appointment online. Most of the time appointments are booked two weeks out, so it's not something you can do in a spur of the moment, but if you need to get something done and it can wait two weeks then making an appointment will turn 2 to 3 hours into 20 to 30 minutes.
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I went to the DMV today and renewed my car's registration as well as my license and was in and out the door in the span of 20 minutes. 

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I would have said the same thing, if I saw someone else post that they were in and out of the DMV in 20 minutes. The fact that it just happened to me is the reason why I'm posting it in the cool shit thread.
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I would have said the same thing, if I saw someone else post that they were in and out of the DMV in 20 minutes. The fact that it just happened to me is the reason why I'm posting it in the cool shit thread.


Louisiana allows these third party 'title service' shops to do most normal DMV services (that don't involve flags/hold/suspensions etc) without having to actually go to the DMV.  They charge extra but it's usually worth it if you're the type that doesn't mind paying a little more for the convenience like me.

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California DMV appointments are the difference between a two-hour wait time and...a 40-minute wait time.
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Louisiana allows these third party 'title service' shops to do most normal DMV services (that don't involve flags/hold/suspensions etc) without having to actually go to the DMV.  They charge extra but it's usually worth it if you're the type that doesn't mind paying a little more for the convenience like me.

California's DMV does the same thing (I'm a AAA member and they offer those services at most of AAA office locations). However there are certain things you can only do at the DMV, one of them is taking the eye exam and getting a new photo for a license renewal which is what I needed to do.
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Today in New Orleans, we drove by the industrial plant they used for the "past" scenes in Looper!



Across from it is a delightful brewery called Urban South. And my friend Brooke waited on Rian Johnson when they were scouting locations for Looper which prompted me to geek the fuck out.
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10 weeks ago I started an acting for beginners evening class. Never done anything like that before - my natural habitat is in the corner of any room, well out of the spotlight.

Tonight me and the rest of the class had our end of course performance where we performed in front of an audience of people we didn’t know.

It. Was. Fucking. Brilliant.

We were separated into several smaller groups of two or three for the past 3 weeks and we had to learn to perform together and learn our lines etc and it was just the best thing on the night.

A little bit of nerves, but once you get your first line out you’re just free falling on a rollercoaster and waiting for your next line and then delivering. Was just brilliant.

It’s massively out of my comfort zone but acting is always something I fancied but never had the balls to go for. Honestly if you get the chance, go for it.
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Congrats!

 

I'll look out for your cameo in the next series of Peaky Blinders

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Congrats!

I'll look out for your cameo in the next series of Peaky Blinders

Funny, I was chatting to one of the girls in the bar after, and she works at the hotel where Cillian Murphy stays while filming - says he’s really quiet and quite shy and that although he looks intimidating on screen he’s actually quite tiny. Also says Tom Hardy likes to get his breakfast and morning coffee from Moose on Dale Street.
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Typed "Moose, Liverpool" into Google and the one on Dale Street came up. 4.5 / 5 according to the reviews on Google. Sounds pretty good, although apparently the hash is flavourless so hopefully Hardy is avoiding that. 

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If you are still sporting your moustache, I look forward to seeing you headlining a General Haig biopic. Or subbing in for Branagh in Phase Two of the Agatha Christie Cinematic Universe.

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Originally Posted by Stale Elvis View Post

10 weeks ago I started an acting for beginners evening class. Never done anything like that before - my natural habitat is in the corner of any room, well out of the spotlight.

Tonight me and the rest of the class had our end of course performance where we performed in front of an audience of people we didn’t know.

It. Was. Fucking. Brilliant.

We were separated into several smaller groups of two or three for the past 3 weeks and we had to learn to perform together and learn our lines etc and it was just the best thing on the night.

A little bit of nerves, but once you get your first line out you’re just free falling on a rollercoaster and waiting for your next line and then delivering. Was just brilliant.

It’s massively out of my comfort zone but acting is always something I fancied but never had the balls to go for. Honestly if you get the chance, go for it.

 

Late to the party here, but this is fucking cool, man. I loved the acting/improv classes I took in film school. It's a gigantic rush to land a piece or a really solid improvised joke and have your class/audience erupt into genuine laughter and applause. Once I got comfortable, I took every opportunity to volunteer to be in front of the camera for other film/video projects. Any time someone needed an actor for a mock-broadcast interview or improv scene or a fully-scripted short, I was all about it.

 

Keep going with it - I'm super proud of you.

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In the mid 70's I started accompanying a good friend as he went around the area trying out for parts in local theatre productions.

He encouraged me to try out as well, and in trying out for the Lion in a Wizard of Oz show I found that I couldn't dance. If you teach me a dance I can do it and do it well, but if you tell me to dance during a try out, I am the worst. My Cowardly Lion's voice was Snaggle Puss, which I thot wuz original and similar enuff to Burt Lahr version to be a great touch.

 

Didn't get the part, and kinda glad once I thot about the big heavy hot costume. Exit, stage left.

I did eventually get a lead role, MR. Bennett in Pride & Prejudice. On one performance with just me and one of my 'daughters', I forgot my line. Shit, time goes so slowly. Luckily she realized what had happened and quickly got me back in line. That was so frightening that I never did stage work again.

One of my housemates supports himself by acting, mostly as 'simulated patients' for medical training. They are given an outline of what they are supposed to be simulating and it's symptoms.

I know another person who reads books on tape, giving him the chance to do various voices.

post #421 of 424
Best voice acting gig I ever had was software tutorials. “From the Tools Menu, choose Options. Then click OK.”

They had no standards about how anything should be read. They always accepted my first or second take. Three hours for a full day’s reads.
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There is so much about this gif that makes me nervous.

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First the Falcons beat the Saints last night, and today I get this:

 

 

It's just starting, so we may get an inch or two. That's a lot for us, and rare that it happens before the holidays. My meager Christmas decorations will actually look picturesque tonight.

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It looks like that's the same system due to visit us tonite.

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