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Alex Libman 15

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Re: >>DEADWOOD<< it's really over, johnny
« Reply #15 on: October 09, 2009, 04:17:40 PM »

jesus christ.
i started this thread in FEBRUARY & you niggas let it die
NOW, 8 mos. later, you act like its new news.

fuckin A

If only there was a Nobel Prize for bumping threads...  :lol:

(I'd still refuse it though.  Nobel sucks ass.)


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Re: >>DEADWOOD<< it's really over, johnny
« Reply #16 on: October 09, 2009, 08:14:42 PM »

If only there was a Nobel Prize for pumping threads...  :lol:

It would be awarded to a democratic politician who doesn't own a computer.
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Re: >>DEADWOOD<< it's really over, johnny
« Reply #17 on: October 09, 2009, 11:12:31 PM »

I tried to like it, I really did. But, the anachronistic language just ruined it for me. These 19th Century characters sounded too much like they just time-dropped from 2005. For example, "fuck" did not become commonly used until the 1920s, but makes up a major component of dialog in Deadwood. I suspect the same for cocksucker.

I have no objection to the profanity--it certainly fit well in The Sopranos. But, in Deadwood, the language just did not fit the time period.

Those cocksuckers decided that period accurate profanity wouldn't have the desired effect.  It would just sound silly and not at all profane to the modern ear.
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Re: >>DEADWOOD<< it's really over, johnny
« Reply #18 on: October 09, 2009, 11:49:45 PM »

I tried to like it, I really did. But, the anachronistic language just ruined it for me. These 19th Century characters sounded too much like they just time-dropped from 2005. For example, "fuck" did not become commonly used until the 1920s, but makes up a major component of dialog in Deadwood. I suspect the same for cocksucker.

I have no objection to the profanity--it certainly fit well in The Sopranos. But, in Deadwood, the language just did not fit the time period.

Those cocksuckers decided that period accurate profanity wouldn't have the desired effect.  It would just sound silly and not at all profane to the modern ear.

Profanity is not profanity unless it evokes the desired effect.  Evokes?  Sure, why not.  Evokes. 

The best profanity, I don't even understand it.  It has umlauts and weird german letters, and the guttural, throat scraping enunciation explodes forth in a fine spray of spittle.  Maybe a little tar-speckled phlegm. 

FICK'N DOGSHAUSSEN LAMPHELMET WHORETUNNEL GARGLECOCK!!

See?  Makes no sense at all, but you've been severely admonished.  Unquestionably delivered with a sneer, and quite possibly a flurry of obscene gestures.  Conditions permitting. 

Thats some cussin', right there. 
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