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I agree, but I have even less respect for Tim "Let's have a former superhero try to blow up NYC for world peace" Kring. "Watchmen? What's that? Excuse me interviewer, I'm informing my staff to lie if asked about this ninety seconds ago."


Thats why I never actually watched Heroes, I missed the first few episodes and thought, oh hey I'll wait for the DVD, until I discovered crap like this and now I refuse to watch it

to answer the question Who Doesn't Watch the Heroes? Dr. Brooklyn

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they use the who watches the watchmen quote in Dan Brown's 'Digital Fortress'

great book by the way. he's the author of the da vinci code


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they use the who watches the watchmen quote in Dan Brown's 'Digital Fortress'

Yes, but I think that was more of a Juvenal reference than a Watchmen reference.

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Yes, but I think that was more of a Juvenal reference than a Watchmen reference.


I thought Juvenal was quoting Watchmen?

everything I know is a lie!

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I agree, but I have even less respect for Tim "Let's have a former superhero try to blow up NYC for world peace" Kring. "Watchmen? What's that? Excuse me interviewer, I'm informing my staff to lie if asked about this ninety seconds ago."


Yes, that's known as the 'Dan Brown' defence.
"'Holy Blood, Holy Grail'? Never heard of it! Out of my way, I have other books to plagarize, I mean, write!"

(I used a nice 'Manhattan' blue for you there...)

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Mister Pain wrote:
BlackDoomShadow wrote:
I agree, but I have even less respect for Tim "Let's have a former superhero try to blow up NYC for world peace" Kring. "Watchmen? What's that? Excuse me interviewer, I'm informing my staff to lie if asked about this ninety seconds ago."


Yes, that's known as the 'Dan Brown' defence."'Holy Blood, Holy Grail'? Never heard of it! Out of my way, I have other books to plagarize, I mean, write!"

(I used a nice 'Manhattan' blue for you there...)


He listed it in his bibliography :|

http://www.danbrown.com/novels/davinci_code/bibliography.html

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Mister Pain wrote:
BlackDoomShadow wrote:
I agree, but I have even less respect for Tim "Let's have a former superhero try to blow up NYC for world peace" Kring. "Watchmen? What's that? Excuse me interviewer, I'm informing my staff to lie if asked about this ninety seconds ago."


Yes, that's known as the 'Dan Brown' defence."'Holy Blood, Holy Grail'? Never heard of it! Out of my way, I have other books to plagarize, I mean, write!"

(I used a nice 'Manhattan' blue for you there...)


He listed it in his bibliography :|

http://www.danbrown.com/novels/davinci_code/bibliography.html


He had to. Part of his deal to wiggle a settlement out of the court case (as I recall. BBC news it was), where he denied ever having read it. In the end he conceded that his researcher had prepared notes from it as 'part' of the research towards his novel. It's fairly obvious if you read 'Holy Blood...' that Brown's book is a back-engineering of the text into silly-chase-scenes-and-murder-mystery format. The whole thing was a terribly embarrassing mess for him.

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Mister Pain wrote:
He had to. Part of his deal to wiggle a settlement out of the court case, where he denied ever having read it. In the end he conceded that his researcher had prepared notes from it as 'part' of the research towards his novel. It's fairly obvious if you read 'Holy Blood...' that Brown's book is a back-engineering of the text into silly-chase-scenes-and-murder-mystery format. The whole thing was a terribly embarrassing mess for him.


Well, fuck me. I wish I knew that :?

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Well, to be fair, the authors of 'Holy Blood...' came out looking silly too. They probably shouldn't have sued for plagarism in all fairness. But Brown shouldn't have used their names (as an anagram, 'Leigh Teabing') in the book. He came across a smug twat, flanked by his Sony lawyers and all. The movie went ahead on it's planned release date...

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Mister Pain wrote:
Well, to be fair, the authors of 'Holy Blood...' came out looking silly too. They probably shouldn't have sued for plagarism in all fairness. But Brown shouldn't have used their names (as an anagram, 'Leigh Teabing') in the book. He came across a smug twat, flanked by his Sony lawyers and all. The movie went ahead on it's planned release date...


The worst in people seems to come out in court

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Which gets us back on topic! Phew, not a moment to soon by my reckoning.

Court cases involving big-ass studios make good newspaper copy... nice work WB and FOX. My parents have heard about "Watchmen' as a result (Dad's eighty-nine years old).

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I'm awaiting any potential Watchmen references in Lost as season 5 approaches.

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BlackDoomShadow wrote:
I'm awaiting any potential Watchmen references in Lost as season 5 approaches.


I'm smirking at imagining the character of Walter Bishop muttering "HURM" in the nes season of Fringe... :mrgreen:

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I was watching Fairly Oddparents this Morning and Timmy ran past a store called (no joke) "Bernie's Newstand" I mean, I know there a lot of people named Bernie, so it doesn't mean anything, but honestly Bernie's Newstand? that seems like a reference to me

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correct me if i wrong but am i the only one who feels thet "the nightmare before christmas" was inspired by watchmen?(yea,i know tim burton hates comicbooks,thet explains batman, thouge)

kevin smith refrence FTW!

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Dr. Brooklyn wrote:
I was watching Fairly Oddparents this Morning and Timmy ran past a store called (no joke) "Bernie's Newstand" I mean, I know there a lot of people named Bernie, so it doesn't mean anything, but honestly Bernie's Newstand? that seems like a reference to me


...........And why were you watching that?


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Dr. Brooklyn wrote:
I was watching Fairly Oddparents this Morning and Timmy ran past a store called (no joke) "Bernie's Newstand" I mean, I know there a lot of people named Bernie, so it doesn't mean anything, but honestly Bernie's Newstand? that seems like a reference to me


...........And why were you watching that?


I woke up and I was flipping through channels, and I was still tired and it was the nostalgia factor...

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correct me if i wrong but am i the only one who feels thet "the nightmare before christmas" was inspired by watchmen?

How do you figure?

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Curiosity Inc. wrote:
apex1125 wrote:
correct me if i wrong but am i the only one who feels thet "the nightmare before christmas" was inspired by watchmen?

How do you figure?


I'd enjoy a discourse on this

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