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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:20 PM
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Just finished watching V for Vendetta -- ***Spoiler***
Great movie. But at the end, I was screaming, "No, no, not Big Ben." On my two trips to London, Big Ben was my main tourist attraction.
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:22 PM
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1. Would it have the same impact on you if it had been a tube stop?
Big Ben was chosen for a reason, and you stated it very clearly...emotional impact. What good is a target is everyone will just shrug afterwards?
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Kutjara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:22 PM
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2. Big Ben is just the bell.
The tower is "Westminster Tower."

This has been a public service announcement from the Anal Retentive Federation.
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:26 PM
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4. LOL
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Jackpine Radical Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:53 PM
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12. AKA ARF...
but their barque is worse than their bight.
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Kutjara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:55 PM
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13. Yikes. I need to lie down after those puns. n/t
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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:25 PM
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3. I have seen that movie 4 times....
...V is my hero! I never get sick of that movie.
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Eurobabe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:13 PM
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14. I just bought it on a trip home to US, so I can be reminded of
the fascists in control (in America) and not get homesick to move back!!

Works everytime. 2008 might be a different story. Let's see what happens then. Right now US is a nice place to visit but I wouldn't want to live there....
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:26 PM
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5. I would have been much more upset...
if they had blown up the Tazo shwarma stand on Queensway. :)
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Kutjara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:31 PM
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6. Yeah! Or the Magic Wok on Queensway.
That would have been a grevious loss, too.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:36 PM
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8. I didn't try that one out...
I love all the cheap (and good) ethnic eating on Queensway.
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Kutjara Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:38 PM
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10. It's a great place for food.
I used to live nearby and spent a lot of time in those restaurants. Apparently the New Fortune Cookie seafood place was Marlon Brando's favorite restaurant in London.
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minnesota_liberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:34 PM
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7. I'll put this one on my "To See" list.
I've heard several good reviews.
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MadMaddie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:36 PM
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9. This is a movie you will want to purchase...
It is a great movie..

Welcome to DU!! :hi:
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schrodingers_cat Donating Member (448 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 09:45 PM
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11. Coincidentally, I just finished watching it for the first time about 10
minutes ago - how strange you should mention it! I had a lot of mixed emotions about it - it spoke to my desire for change, but aggravated my lack of desire for destruction. Where is the balance between fighting for what is true, but becoming that which we hate in the process?
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OwnedByFerrets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:19 PM
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15. Every person must find that balance for themselves. nt
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Drum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:55 PM
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16. Also strange:
I am ABOUT to watch the film for the first time! Borrowed from a friend who's NetFlixing it....

After all of the passionate response here on DU, I'm very excited to see for myself.
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walldude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 10:58 PM
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17. So far still my favorite movie this year..
was disappointed with the 2 Disk DVD though. Not much in the way of extras.
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BrewAz Donating Member (147 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 12:10 AM
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20. I couldn't agree more...
Not only my favorite, but I think voters ought see this movie prior to the Nov elections. Forget the violence...that makes it a movie...I was paying attention to the politics...that makes it all to real.

BrewAz
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shugah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:00 PM
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18. wow! you need to see more of england!
;-)
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-08-06 11:35 PM
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19. I saw it (2nd time) on a British Airways flight back from London
I kinda thought that was cool.
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