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Old 07-30-2008, 10:14 AM
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Default Blu-ray vs. HD DVD joke in "Tropic Thunder"!

Saw "Tropic Thunder" at a press screening last night. It was hilarious and ****** was the best part of the movie.

It's a Dreamworks/Paramount film and I don't remember the dialogue word for word but there is a joke about the Blu-ray/HD-DVD war...

If you guys don't want spoilers, ignore the rest but here's the setup:

Ben Stiller and his gang are trekking through the fields, thinking they are filming a movie when in fact they are lost in Vietnam. They're hot and tired and Jay Baruchel, who's playing a skinny, geeky actor is rambling...

JAY: "Everyone was talking about how Blu-ray or HD DVD was better and bringing up bitrates and stuff. But in fact, it really came down to porn and gamers. See, whoever wins the porn industry wins..."
ROBERT DOWNEY JR: (turns around) "Were you talking to me this whole time?"

Thought you guys would appreciate that...the whole movie pokes fun of the movie industry but I wonder how many Joe Schmos will actually understand that one.

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Old 07-30-2008, 11:10 AM
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It'll just sound like nerd talk to the average Joe, Kinda like how in some movies when they talk computers they just say random words together.
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Why do so many people on this site think they are so much smarter than everyone else?

Those damn "Joe Schmos!" They so stupid and uninformed; they'll never get it! Just like with that advanced computer talk. Gosh, they're dumb!
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Am I the only one that managed to not find anything funny about what was posted? Maybe it would actually work better on screen with the actors there.... But honestly who cares?
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Ha ha that is neat! Thanks for letting us know.
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Old 07-30-2008, 01:23 PM
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I've been looking forward to seeing this.

I'll have to keep an ear out for the Blu/HD bit.
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Old 07-30-2008, 01:28 PM
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Harr Harr Harrdy harr harr. Pretty funny... but inaccurate. It was the PS3 that won the format war. Porn was leaning towards HD-DVD.
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Old 07-30-2008, 02:05 PM
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Why do so many people on this site think they are so much smarter than everyone else?

Those damn "Joe Schmos!" They so stupid and uninformed; they'll never get it! Just like with that advanced computer talk. Gosh, they're dumb!
No it's a pet peeve, but seeing shit like,
Powerful computers beep whenever you press a key or whenever the screen changes. Some computers also slow down the output on the screen so that it doesn't go faster than you can read. The *really* advanced ones also emulate the sound of a dot-matrix printer.
All computer panels have thousands of volts and flash pots just underneath the surface. Malfunctions are indicated by a bright flash, a puff of smoke, a shower of sparks, and an explosion that forces you backwards.
Just pisses me off. I majored in computers in college so seeing lazy writers not researching it bothers me.
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Am I the only one that managed to not find anything funny about what was posted? Maybe it would actually work better on screen with the actors there.... But honestly who cares?
Who cares? Probably nobody. And I didn't say the line was necessarily funny...

But I thought for us enthusiasts, who frequent the board a lot, it's nice to see hi-def media get mentioned in something that's not a piece about technology, home entertainment, etc... Something for the masses.
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Why do so many people on this site think they are so much smarter than everyone else?

Those damn "Joe Schmos!" They so stupid and uninformed; they'll never get it! Just like with that advanced computer talk. Gosh, they're dumb!
I wasn't saying I was smarter. What I meant was if my mom (not that she would) were watching the movie, I think she wouldn't know what he was talking about.
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