Calling out Byron (politely)

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Postby Ampoliros » 17 Sep 2008 21:14

This is why "Civil Disobedience" is an American Virtue. I'll even try to buy a ticket to another Paramount film, so that they still get paid, the theater gets paid, but my conscious gets the return.
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Postby Rakis » 17 Sep 2008 22:59

Hmmm...i'll download the movie...i'm gonna need EVERY break i can to either laugh, take a break because i'm piss, take a shit, etc...
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Postby Illogical Banana » 18 Sep 2008 00:47

This discussion has put me at a moral dilemma. Is it wrong to buy new copies of Frank Herbert's books, as the profits are going to the HLP?
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Postby Ampoliros » 18 Sep 2008 02:00

As I see it, No, because the sales figures still go to Frank's Dune. I don't have a problem over the HLP profiting off Frank's inheritance. I do ask them to hold it in trust in his spirit. Which they are doing the exact opposite of.

KJA doesn't directly profit from sales of Dune unless he's been made a member of the HLP. If that has happened...buy Dune second-hand.
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Postby Secher_Nbiw » 18 Sep 2008 03:04

Illogical Banana wrote:This discussion has put me at a moral dilemma. Is it wrong to buy new copies of Frank Herbert's books, as the profits are going to the HLP?

Not really, because Frank's Books are worth paying for, and they are the legitimate inheritance of the HLP. It's the others that i'm glad i spent only about a pound a book for (gotta love charity!).

As for the film, meh, it'll be available for download about 24 hours after first cinema showing, if not before hand.
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Re: Calling out Byron (politely)

Postby Simon » 18 Sep 2008 05:02

SandChigger wrote:
Simon wrote:Thanks, but I feel like Ice-T in that movie where Rugter Hauer hunts him for sport. SandChigger is like Gary Busey in that flick. :shock: :lol:

Haven't seen it and therefore don't get the reference, but fuck you, too, as appropriate.


Yeah, I wasn't trying to insult you, I was just kidding around. :?

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Postby chanilover » 18 Sep 2008 11:48

Illogical Banana wrote:This discussion has put me at a moral dilemma. Is it wrong to buy new copies of Frank Herbert's books, as the profits are going to the HLP?


I suppose Frank Herbert would want his great-grandchildren to be properly educated, so you may as well pay towards it.
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Postby Freakzilla » 18 Sep 2008 13:04

chanilover wrote:
Illogical Banana wrote:This discussion has put me at a moral dilemma. Is it wrong to buy new copies of Frank Herbert's books, as the profits are going to the HLP?


I suppose Frank Herbert would want his great-grandchildren to be properly educated, so you may as well pay towards it.


You can always buy them used.
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Postby Illogical Banana » 18 Sep 2008 13:16

Well I do have 5 or so copies of each book, and multiple copies of most of his other books. Thanks to ebay and book lots where I only needed one of the books. But I don't like reading most of those cause they're older versions, and I haven't had much luck with older books not falling apart when reading them. I really wish they'd come out with oversized paperbacks for all the books like they did with the 40th anniversary edition. Mass market paperbacks just annoy me.
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Postby SandChigger » 18 Sep 2008 13:50

Simon wrote:
SandChigger wrote:
Simon wrote:Thanks, but I feel like Ice-T in that movie where Rugter Hauer hunts him for sport. SandChigger is like Gary Busey in that flick. :shock: :lol:

Haven't seen it and therefore don't get the reference, but fuck you, too, as appropriate.


Yeah, I wasn't trying to insult you, I was just kidding around. :?

Yeah? Well, I'll see you in Dayton, kiddo. :twisted:


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Postby Simon » 20 Sep 2008 14:00

Really? How extreme (speaking spectrum-wise). I'll get to meet KJA and his greatest detractor in the same day! :D :lol:

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Postby Mandy » 20 Sep 2008 14:47

I'm not even gonna buy new copies of FH's books when mine wear out periodically. The used bookstores usually have decent copies.

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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 20 Sep 2008 15:30

Simon wrote:Really? How extreme (speaking spectrum-wise). I'll get to meet KJA and his greatest detractor in the same day! :D :lol:


I'd probably buy tickets to see that, you KJA and Chig... Scary thought. :)
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Postby Rakis » 20 Sep 2008 22:03

A Thing of Eternity wrote:
Simon wrote:Really? How extreme (speaking spectrum-wise). I'll get to meet KJA and his greatest detractor in the same day! :D :lol:


I'd probably buy tickets to see that, you KJA and Chig... Scary thought. :)


I want pics, audio tape,video tape (Big close up of KJA), anything we can pause, rewind and play in slow motion and really ENJOY :lol: :twisted:
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Postby SandChigger » 20 Sep 2008 22:39

Fine, but I'm not taking my clothes off.

Not unless Simon agrees to sketch me. :P

So...speaking of nude sketches...would one of Dear Byron reveal that he has had those fake ball things inserted into his scrotum?

Oh...sorry, this was the "outing him politely" thread, wasn't it? :oops:
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Postby Rakis » 20 Sep 2008 22:46

SandChigger wrote:Fine, but I'm not taking my clothes off.

Not unless Simon agrees to sketch me. :P

So...speaking of nude sketches...would one of Dear Byron reveal that he has had those fake ball things inserted into his scrotum?

Oh...sorry, this was the "outing him politely" thread, wasn't it? :oops:


We are WAY pass that point... :twisted:
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Postby MICAH » 24 Sep 2008 09:00

- you know illogicalbanana did pose a good question. It would seem logical that KJA is a member of of the HLP, the question is does he receive a cut of any of the proceeds when any of Frank's books are sold. On principle alone i wouldn't want KJA to receive a dime of any of that. another ? would be does the HLP receive anything when the prequels end up as cutouts at used bookstores, or have they already received their cut beforehand? any idea?