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    I Cannot Believe...

    That the stupod penguin movie beat out Murderball for an Oscar. They even came up on stage with stupid stuffed penguins. Get off my tv....

    Bitterly,

    Nic
    Disclaimer: I use voice dictation software, due to chronic tendinitis. Any gibberish-type errors in this post are due to the software's stupidity, not my own. Protect your arms and hands from overuse, people!

    #2
    The more people I meet the more appreciation I have for my dog. And other animals as well.

    I'd rather be in the company of a stupid penguin than that obsessive, overbearing coach who practically ignored his son (a straight "A" student) unless it was to criticize or "correct" him and then who raised a toast to rugby rather than to his loving and forbearing wife. Or that over-zealous, funky red-bearded player Zuron or whatever his name is.

    I didn't even know the Oscars were on. Damn, I missed all those beautiful people do the "red carpet" walk. How did Joan Rivers look? Tight-faced as usual.
    "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle." - Philo of Alexandria

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      #3
      Remove the emotional feelings I have about a movie, any movie, made about those of us with SCI and Murderball was simply not a good movie. It was more Real World than good documentary.

      I hope Murderball is a start for other movies about those of us with disabilities and our lives. However, Murderball was anything but a good movie even though I loved the subject matter.

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        #4
        i never saw the movie but i heart penguins...
        Never take life seriously, nobody gets out alive anyway

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          #5
          Penguin story...

          My goofball son and his goofball friends were discussing Penguins...What Are They Made Of?

          Goofball 1: Feathers
          Goofball 2: Blubber
          Goofball 3: Rubber (**eh?**)

          They called Mitch the Wise for his Fourteen Year Old Goofball Wisdom:
          "Penguins are made of LUVVVV."

          I'm not supposed to mention that story because it might embarrass Mitch the Wise.

          I heart penguins greatly.

          Sorry. Totally off topic.
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            #6
            I thought murderball was an awful movie and surprised it even got nominated..

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              #7
              Murderball was a great documentary. I appreciate it, but I play rugby, the sport does nothing but good for quads. As a result, its brought many quads out of hiding and given them the ability to play team sports again. All of my rugby experiences are awesome and I've made lifelong friends. Hopefully this will give some of you a look at the positive rather than critiquing the way the movie was made.
              Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies...

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                #8
                well this is about it not winning an oscar.. not about the sport and what it has done for the quad community.. March of the Penguins was a great movie and deserved to win.. You have to critque the way it was made when it's up for an oscar..

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                  #9
                  different strokes for different folks
                  Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies...

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                    #10
                    I watched March of the Penguins on DVD...watched the other two 'parts' of it in the special features section of the dvd and found them better than the narrated portion.
                    I'm an animal lover since childhood, a nature boy from birth and ANYTHING about the care of our ecology interests me. So when I got it and watched it, I had to watch it one more time IMMEDIATELY after going through it the first time. I was up all night that night, went to bed at sunrise.
                    Told everyone I could think of who might watch it to see it. Never did that before with ANY movie.
                    Now I'm NOT a celebrity follower, awards watchers etc, but I can see why this movie would win an award, it was WELL made in extremely difficult conditions, and was a great movie for many reasons, beyond plain entertainment.
                    If ya haven't saw it....SEE it.

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                      #11
                      I haven't seen "The March of the Penguins" yet but will when it comes on PPV. But I saw a National Geographic documentary about the emperor penguins about a year ago. Maybe the movie was made from some of the same footage. Not an easy job for the filmographers. Man, it's cccccold way down there.

                      And not to get on the quad rugby coach again but he could take a lesson from those male emperor penguins. They cuddle that precious egg on their feet and under their warm fur and off that cold snow in the worst of conditions as though it was gold. Then treat their offspring with the attention they deserve without criticizing or being overly jugdmental of them. Forgive my judgmental attack.

                      A toast to the male emperor penguin and to his trustworthy and nourishment providing lifelong female partner. Here, Here.....

                      Originally posted by Landon
                      Murderball was a great documentary. I appreciate it, but I play rugby, the sport does nothing but good for quads. As a result, its brought many quads out of hiding and given them the ability to play team sports again. All of my rugby experiences are awesome and I've made lifelong friends. Hopefully this will give some of you a look at the positive rather than critiquing the way the movie was made.
                      I enjoyed the movie/documentary. It was just those two (IMO) weirded-out participants in it that grated on my nerves. But I'll get over it! I would have appreciated learning more about the other individual players and how they manage their lives at home and how they're able to pay for their equipment and travel/motel/food expenses etc. International travel isn't cheap.

                      It only makes sense that the US should have the best team. It has a much larger pool of players to choose from. Canada has a population of only 32 million and New Zealand a mere 4 million. The robust US has almost 300 million. Something to consider.

                      You're so right about quad rugby being a great source of camaraderie for quads and a source of sporting entertainment and exercise for them. And a focus for many quads who might, as you said, just give up on life and hibernate in their homes.

                      I've never been an organized team sport player so don't understand all the pep talk stuff and yelling and screaming but that's what they do in all team sports so it's just natural I guess. I used to be an avid golfer and that kind of behavior isn't tolerated on a golf course or in the locker room!

                      I'm glad quad rugby is giving you so much pleasure.
                      "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle." - Philo of Alexandria

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                        #12
                        The Oscars were "crashed" last night.

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                          #13
                          Maybe Murderball would've done better if it was narrated by Morgan Freeman. Dude could read the telephone book and it's an oscar-worthy performance!

                          I liked Crash.
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                            #14
                            Originally posted by christopher
                            Maybe Murderball would've done better if it was narrated by Morgan Freeman. Dude could read the telephone book and it's an oscar-worthy performance!

                            I liked Crash.
                            I thought that was James Earl Jones.

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                              #15
                              Darth Vader reading a story about Penguins?

                              Heh.

                              [insert breathing noise here]

                              I liked them both but March of the Penguins was a smash hit. Murderball, as much as I love it, was not.
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