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icefacade - 2004-07-14 08:47:38
Oh wow, yes, Blue Velvet is one of my all time favorites. How is that Wilco DVD? I was looking at getting it the other day.
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Skatemom - 2004-07-14 08:59:17
Pulp Fiction for sure! although I only watch through the tomato joke, then I lose interest. I would have to add The Natural, GoodFellas and Chasing Amy to the list.
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Flashlightning - 2004-07-14 09:00:46
Dude, how about a list of the DVDs you want to get rid of? I have a very large DVD collection that could more expansion. Shoot me an email. :)
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Rae - 2004-07-14 09:02:30
I have not seen a single one of those films. Not. One.
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Drew - 2004-07-14 09:02:55
I know I speak for everyone here when I say that yesterday WE ALL said and felt things that may have not been in the best interest of the Uncle Bob Comunity. I am sure many of you feel embarrassed and thats is not a bad thing (actually it can be healthy and not a shameful thing). I know that many of you probabaly get upset too if Uncle Bob doens't persoanly e-mail you to discuss things like family, religion and running for political office. I think we need to all realize that Uncle Bob *is* very busy and Uncle Bob *does* have a lot to do. It's not like he can personally take the time to talk with each "one" of us. (I can imagine Uncle Bob now, reading this, smiling and nodding in agreement with lil Andrew sitting on his lap). :^) A couple of things before we get too busy around here 1)Uncle Bob. I spoke to my cousin who rents a town house in NH. She tells me that in order to run for Housing President that you must *OWN* a house in the comunity. She also said that in her buildings they had the Election LAST WEEK!!!!!OMG???. Did they have the elections in your town yet? Are we too late? 2). I did some more reading of your diary(excellent writting style too. Keep it up!). I don't want to sound like a know it all, but I am honestley concerned about you, andrew and your lovelt wife. Can I ask you have you ever had Andrew tested for ADD? Despite what everyone says. THERE IS NOT SHAME in haveing a doctor "assist you" using medication. wb and "God" Bless us.
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Me - 2004-07-14 09:14:00
No Nightmare Before Christmas? No other Tim Burton movies?.. i'm ashamed.
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alison - 2004-07-14 09:15:53
Dear Jesus. I've only seen two of the movies on this list, and that makes me wonder who the loser is - you or me?
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lorrie - 2004-07-14 09:23:29
I thought Pulp Fiction was boring as hell. I suppose that means that our plans to divorce our spouses and run off together are off, too. Oh well.
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saidnot - 2004-07-14 09:29:21
Well, if you want to be unsettled and creeped out, try watching a little film called "May." All about a girl who makes a friend. Maybe its a little too unsettling and creepy ...
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Jackie - 2004-07-14 09:45:58
Definitely "The Big Lebowski"...great choice. I, too, was wondering about that Wilco DVD--now I'll definitely have to buy it. Admittedly, I also have not seen many of those movies, but I'll watch anything once. However, I think you are missing the important, "High Fidelity" with John Cusack from the list. Great soundtrack and an overall great movie! Take care.
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Drew - 2004-07-14 09:53:21
This is just some quick thoughts to get the ball rolling and start the "creative process". I hope it formats ok. UB tell us what you think! Campaign Task Sheet GOAL: To have Uncle Bob elected to the office of Housing President 1) Website.Website.Website. We need to get a website were we can strategize and communicate as well as get our message out to the voters. Uncle Bob: YOU NEED A WEBSITE. 2) What is our message? We should be clear. “Vote for Me” is not good enough! 3) Who’s our competition? What do we know about them (The good, the bad and the ugly). Every piece of info here can help us. 4) Where do the constituates (voters) stand? Who are they? What do they want to hear? What are their likes/dislikes? I recommend (in our website) a “War Room” area were we can post a map of the area with each house, the name of the voters, their address, Phone number, names, and list out everything. Where do they work? When do they come home? Where do they eat? Are any of them gay? How big of a family? How much money do they make? What kind of mail do they get? 5) A platform. We need a platform. This is a “base” of our core beliefs that we “stand” on about the issues. Are people in the community concerned about Gangs? Drugs? Zoning? Do we need to revitalize the shopping districts? Are they concerned about Health Care Costs, are there some people in the community that a lot of people don’t like? This is also were we can make statements about abortion and drugs. Declare the neighborhood a “Drug Free Zone” or “An Abortion Free Zone” 6) Money. This could take some money to build up. Does anyone have a checking account that we can use to transfer funds around? Uncle Bob: how much money do we have in our war chest? Do we need to have car washes and bake sales to raise money? Straight donations are good to. Question: Do we need to worry about taxes on this kind of stuff? 7) Uncle Bob Fan support! We (his faithful readers, friends and fans) of Uncle Bob can make a BIG, BIG difference! THIS MEANS YOU We can put up lawn signs, make posters, Call his neighbors. Help schedule appearances and debates. 8) Security. I don’t think this should be too big of a deal. But we do want to have some people available to secure areas before speeches, ensure the whackos keep their distance and maybe also keep the competition on their toes. I’m thinking a team of maybe 5 elite uncle bob fans who are SOBER, Believe in God. Maybe have military Training and own some quality Paint Ball Guns.
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D-lux - 2004-07-14 10:29:40
I would be willing to hold a bake sale and call neighbors and do phone support.
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kelly - 2004-07-14 10:42:36
Is Drew really a student? He sure has alot of time on his hands. Moving on... I have only seen "Die Hard" and I agree with your review of that. As far as poop on the couch....spray it with hairspray, then sprinkle a covering of baking soda. You will see the color being pulled into the baking soda. Repeat as necessary. I washed (and dryered) two red pens with a bunch of clothes and a brand new work shirt (of course) took the biggest hit. It took me several treatments but it worked! (obviously YOU didn't actually soil your sofa but there's a chance Andrew may have at some point or will at some point, so there ya go...yes, I know..SARCASM :-)
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Yo - 2004-07-14 10:47:24
Texas Chainsaw Massacre scared the CRAP out of me too, and I normally have NO problem watching "horror" movies....I love to make fun of them actually. But TCM?? Holy crap - scary as HELL!! Ironically, there's only 2 horror movies that have ever creeped me out, and the other one - Joy Ride - is on your list too!
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StopDrewFromPostingAnyMoreNovels - 2004-07-14 10:48:04
MAN your comments are long winded.
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Drew - 2004-07-14 10:48:30
It's summer break Kelly. This is why I can have the time to contribute and particpate. I am sure in September I will barely have time to do ayhting except study and (hopefuly) have a job! Although it may look like a lot of work, I put togethor our capaign task sheet in about 10 minutes...TOPS! thanks though for the compliment.
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Drew - 2004-07-14 11:28:15
Uncle Bob: I hope this isn't premature or that I haven't over steppped my authority, but I took the liberty of contacting a manufactuer of "promos" (Promotional merchandise) and here's the deal: I can get 2000 (min. order) of Matchbooks made up with "Elect Uncle Bob" printed on them for a bulk cost of .25 each. Here's the kicker: The guy can put a picture on them! I'm thinking a picture of Andrew would be Awesome! Can you just imagine?!? OMFG! Do you have a picture of Andrew holding one of those big novelty Cigars? That would be precious! ROTFLMAO! If not, I could just use one of the pics posted here in the diary section of our website and photoshop it. Would that be cool? Also they guy siad he would accept a credit card, which is no problemo for me, but we will need to work out the $$ soon.
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erica - 2004-07-14 11:31:26
Pulp Fiction is definitely one of my all time favorites. I'd add more but I'm supposed to be working. heh
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stella - 2004-07-14 11:53:04
I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Commitments. I rejoiced when it was released on DVD. I also like Pulp Fiction. And I worship anything by Christopher Gest. He's a genius. Oh, and if you like historical movies, check out "Michael Collins". It's great.
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Lando - 2004-07-14 11:59:55
agree with lebowski and pulp fiction, but after that i start to argue a little bit. i'd throw in a couple pt anderson movies and maybe real genius for the funny.
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JarJar - 2004-07-14 12:03:19
Come on UB, no porn?
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hotcarl - 2004-07-14 12:03:32
Excellent list, Bob, at least as far as the flicks in the list go. Not to found of music dvds myself. I would have to add to your list a bit though. Clerks, The Thing (Now that was a creepy flick), Twin Peaks season 1 DVD collection, The Office Season 1 & 2, and throw in Showgirls for those lonely nights in the desert, where you and rosie palm and her five friends can do the knuckle shuffle until the cows come home.
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Mark - 2004-07-14 12:20:15
I'd be willing and honnered to serve on the "Elect Uncle Bob" security team! Do we get jackets and those cool ear microphones like real G men?
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Jen - 2004-07-14 12:22:17
have you seen kill bill? if so what did you think of it? pulp fiction rules.
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Drew - 2004-07-14 12:31:41
That's excellent Mark! We'd love to have you on our team! Can you tell us a bit more about yourself? Do you have any formal security training? Are you comfortable working around celbrities and public figures? Are you clean and sober? do you have any pictures of you wearing a blue windbreaker and dark sunglasses? What kind of paintball gun do you own? would you be willing to risk yourself for our protection? what do you look like? where do you live? do you totaly support Uncle Bob and his campaing? Are you willing to take orders from me on UB's behalf?
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Drew - 2004-07-14 12:43:26
Also Mark, we cannot "pay" you for security work, and every once in a while you may have to use some of your own money. You know if UB wants a pack of smokes, or we are on the campain trail and Andrew needs some diapers. That kind of stuff. Also would you have a poblem approahing Female "voters" on our behalf is me or UB wanted to meet with them privetly to discuss campain issues?
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Mark - 2004-07-14 13:02:41
Drew. No I do not have formal Security Training. However, I am 6’2” 205 lbs and work out regularly. I currently am a bouncer at a local night club. I have reached 2nd level Brown Belt in Shaolin-Do Kung Fu. I am clean and sober now. I do have a criminal record (4 counts Assault and Battery with cause.). I have absolutely no problem "Approaching" and "Recruiting" female voters for private sessions with you or Uncle Bob.
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Kaire - 2004-07-14 13:04:41
never seen any of them ... don't have them on my list of things to watch before I die. I've had a gift card to blockbuster for 4 years and haven't used it. Maybe I'll just go there and buy candy with it ....
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Drew - 2004-07-14 13:06:28
Mark That's Excellent!!! You'll do fine! Awesome! What do you think Uncle Bob? "Uncle Bob's rule shall last 1000 years!"
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Fuzzmom - 2004-07-14 13:26:50
Eeek! I have to agree with saidnot about "May". Only watch it if you're prepared to be deeply disturbed. More than you are now, I mean.
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Jake - 2004-07-14 13:29:08
Hotcarl, Showgirls is the most unintentionally hilarious and one of the most unsexy movies ever. Seriously. Elizabeth whatshername does not have an ass. She needs a prosthesis like Hank Hill or something, but she really doesn't do it for me. But if you need a laugh, totally excellent. I heard that they have a party pack that includes shotglasses and games like "Pin the Pasty on the Stripper". No joke!
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Fredo - 2004-07-14 13:30:24
How can a man leave The Godfather out of his top ten?
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Jenna - 2004-07-14 14:52:46
I have Joy Ride & Texas Chainsaw & I absolutly love them! Some of my fav movies. The only other one from your list I have seen is Pulp Fiction...and while I am a fan of crazy/drug movies, this one sucked major ass. Quinten Tarentino is a terrible director.
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Drew - 2004-07-14 15:34:24
Uncle Bob: I can imagine you must be busy. I've been busy trying photoshop A picture of Andrew with a huge cigar for the matchbook covers, but I really suck at it. So I called the guy at the "promo" co and He said he could do it for another $50. He's also suggested instead of a cigar, we have Andrew tokin on a big doobie! LOL! He will also make his eyes all bloodshot. DON'T WORRY! he assures me it will be "Funny and Classy" Oh god. This will be great! I gave him my grandmothers credit card # so for now that's all set. But we need to talk and get everythign finalized. How is the website comming?
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Jennifer - 2004-07-14 15:55:47
"Shut the f*** up, Donny..."
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Alan - 2004-07-14 16:16:31
Wait... I don't understand...If these are Desert Island DVD's, how are you going to play any of them? Solar powered DVD player?
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Cosmicrayola - 2004-07-14 18:05:22
Die Hard is one of my favorites. I could just be that saying my favorite line is fun. Adios Muchafucka! Gee, typing it is fun too!
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ubergrrl - 2004-07-14 19:03:07
First of all, congrats to UB for having a D-land stalker. Yes Drew, I'm talking about you. I have two work stalkers, and just remember that usually only the rich and famous have stalkers. So we're special. Secondly, I think your other readers here are missing the point... there is a bigger problem here with your entry, which is: Why the hell do you have to only choose 10 DVDs? Of all the things that are useless, crappy, old, and taking-up-space-and-need-to-be-disposed-of-in-a-garage-sale, DVDs would be my last choice. They are small. Skinny even. They fit on shelves neatly, with books. Or even in a small box, you can fit a ton of DVDs. I say keep them all. A DVD collection is a wonderful thing to have, and while it's expensive to grow them to massive proportions, you might as well keep the ones you already have, unless you really, really hate them. Grow a set and stand up for your interests, Bob. I say that jokingly and with nothing but love for you, but of course I absolutely mean it. Or did I just read too much into it, and you don't have to get rid of them??
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Nance - 2004-07-14 19:41:19
The Commitments Pulp Fiction Memento A Christmas Story Spinal Tap Freeway Drop Dead Gorgeous High Fidelity Clerks The Brain that Wouldn't Die
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PeeWee - 2004-07-14 21:15:09
Yes, Pulp Fiction is one of my favorites. I finally saw Kill Bill and Kill Bill 2 last weekend, and I am sorry I waited so long. They were similar to Pulp Fiction, but a different plot. Have you seen them UB?
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oijudd - 2004-07-15 01:40:57
Great choices, but if you haven't seen it yet, at least rent "The Boondock Saints" and give it a shot. I'm quite sure you would approve.
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Elaine - 2004-07-15 09:28:26
Fargo. I don't see "Fargo" on the list. It's one of those "things get gradually worse as the movie goes on" movies. My faves are things like, "So I Married An Axe Murderer," "Summertime," "Baby Boom," "Moonstruck," "When Harry Met Sally," "True Lies," "Indiana Jones and The Lost Crusade"...those are some that I watch over and over...Yes, I'm a girl!
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Jimbo - 2004-07-15 09:35:17
I kinda thought Drew's posts were funny. lighten up people. He isn't rude or making fun of anyone. I see him more just playing the goof for our amusement.
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Drew - 2004-07-15 10:25:48
Uncle Bob: We've got problems. I'm at the Chili's off of Rt 65 last night and these 2 goons in hockey shirts claim I'm looking at thier girlfriends funny....well I wasn't, but anyhow, it got ugly and one frickin' clocks me in the head and the girl tosses her beer at me! Long story short: I think these people are just some goons working for that current Housing Assoc. bimbo currently in office! She's heard about our campain and they are playing Hardball!!!! I think I might even have a concusion! the chick was hot though....
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Drew - 2004-07-15 10:48:26
Jimbo: "Goof"?!?! Goof my ass. you should see the frickin welt I have on my face.
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kaki321 - 2004-07-15 10:51:00
Ok, being a bit serious here, and I apologize in advance to readers. UB, I love your diary, but each time I read that Dylan's problems were stemmed partially from "no prenatal care" it made me quite upset. I have a 7 month old adoptive son who did not have the luxury of prenatal care and is a quite healthy 20 pounder with no developmental issues at all. Prenatal care is a luxury. And a relatively new concept. Babies have been born for centuries without ultrasounds, gestational diabestes tests, amnios, etc...Anyway, not to be a stick in the mud, because I DO love your diary...but those comments about no prenatal care kinda hit close to home. UB, your ignorance shined through with that one, but I still love ya for a great laugh.
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Flashlightning - 2004-07-15 16:07:19
7 Months is hardly the same as 3 years.
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kaki321 - 2004-07-15 17:41:56
I knew some dumbass would have something to say. More ignorance. In fact, I don't know what is more ignorant - - UB's blanket statement about Dylan's behavioral problems stemming from lack of prenatal care, or flashlightnings complete lack of being able to grasp the gist of my comments. The main thing is that many babies - - regardles of AGE - - can thrive normally without prenatal care and blanket statements should not be made. Kinda like saying all blondes are dumb...blanket statement. Flash, are you blonde?
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kaki321 - 2004-07-16 09:45:38
My apologies. I forgot about the "your kid is going to be an asshole when they are 3" prenatal test that is given during the 6th month of pregnancy. My bad.
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Jaded Max - 2004-07-16 11:29:06
disasterpeices - slipknot. . . even if you don't like the band the DVD kicks ass. . . specailly when the drummer starts his drum solo. . . starts rotateing and flips up-side-down to reveal a penta-grahm. . . or just fuck the dvd and d/l the drum-solo. . .
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emmett - 2004-07-19 15:50:57
Huh... I laughed at Joy Ride because I thought it was so corny. LOL. I haven't seen any of the others on your list, but I'd like to see The Big Lebowski. I've heard that's funny. Thanks :)
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Jon - 2004-07-19 16:05:46
Great list!!!
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Anitram406 - 2004-07-21 13:48:52
The Commitments rule!
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saamba - 2004-07-22 11:21:40
The first time I saw "Die Hard" was in the theater when it first came out, and it was a packed house. Apparently the movie is played from 4 separate reels, because someone in the projector room screwed up: Instead of playing the movie reels in order 1,2,3,4.....they played them in the order of 1,3,2,4.

The transition from 1 to 3 was very odd (SUDDENLY the building is surrounded by the entire los angeles police force...yet we never saw them arriving or being called or anything) but the audience kinda shrugged it off as poor editing.

The transition from reel 3 to 2 was hilarious. People that were dead were somehow alive again, and for some strange reason all the police and swat teams had vanished. The audience went berzerk. It was great. I dont think I have ever seen the movie in it's proper form!
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Jordan - 2004-07-27 11:07:54
Dear Drew-a voter is a "constituent", not a constituate, although the parenthesis suggesting everyone is stupid except you is a nice touch. We won't win if we try to get constituate votes. They just don't exist. Maybe you'll learn that when you go back to school in September.
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