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Wishlist update

On request, I've plonked all of my wishlists together on here. Anything on there is something I'd love to have! I also love getting surprises, so if you're thinking of something don't let the list deter you.

I'm also very open to non-gift-giving pacts, charity gift pacts etc., or simply not getting gifts!
dean learner Putting on the truth

Worldwide Movie Night November: Captain America (1990)

The votes are in! This Saturday we'll be watching Captain America fight against his nemesis, the Red Skull.

This represents a pretty significant jump down in movie quality from our previous entertainment, so be ready to mock mercilessly!

We'll be starting at 22:00 UTC, which is 17:00 EST, and 07:00 the next day KST.

As with previous movie nights, you're encouraged to flock together with your laptops and movies, so anyone who knows where we live is welcome to join us at our place!
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Since the previous poll was a tie, we'll have a revote today.
This poll will close tomorrow.

Poll #1646690 Sudden Death Movie Night November
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Choose A Movie

Captain America (1990)
Shark In Venice (2008)
Die Hard Dracula (1998)
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Poll #1644392 Poll for Worldwide Movie Night November 27th
This poll is closed.

Choose a movie

Captain America (1990)
Universal Soldier (1992)
Shark In Venice (2008)
Die Hard Dracula (1998)
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Worldwide Movie Night October: Judge Dredd (1995)

For the people who don't have Facebook, we selected the 1995 movie Judge Dredd for October's movie night. It'll be this Saturday 23rd, at 1100GMT. Here are the times in some other time zones:

Korea Standard Time (GMT+9): 2000
British Summer Time (GMT+1): 1200
Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-4): 0700
Central Daylight Time (GMT-5): 0600

As before, the channel is #wwmovies, on You can get in with any IRC client, or use this mibbit applet (ad-supported.)

Hope to see you all there!
starbuck did you get that?

Worldwide movie night update - Masters of the Universe (11/09/2010 1800GMT+0)

A movie has been chosen (by the democratic method of 'Ooh, let's watch that!') - and it's Masters of the Universe - the 1987 live-action adaptation of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, starring Dolph Lundgren.

So, to participate:
- Obtain a copy of the 1987 film 'Masters Of The Universe'
- Get an IRC client, or use
- Stay home or gather with friends on Saturday 11th September
- Connect to the server
- Join the channel #WWMovies before 18:00 GMT+0
- At 18:00 we'll start a countdown, and everybody will start the film at the same time!
- Get snarky in the channel :V

There's a facebook event here: (let me know if you're denied entry - all you should need is a facebook account.)
Gurney Halleck Badass

*** Worldwide Movie Night Invite - Saturday September 11th ***

So, I have just this minute had an awesome idea.

One of the things we used to do semi-regularly in the UK to have fun with far-off friends was to have an "internet movie night" - basically, everyone gets hold of the same film, talks in a chatroom and watches the film together, in sync, by the time-tested method of counting down to the start.

Ideally, it'd be great if people gathered with their laptops/netbooks/smartphones, so that we'd be a bunch of interconnected parties all watching the same film.

So, this invite is extended to anyone who wants to join in, but especially our friends from afar! Depending on how popular the idea is I'll set up an IRC room for communication, and people are welcome to send film suggestions - it usually works better for something that people can make fun of, so send your bad film ideas!

My tentative time suggestion is to gather at 6pm GMT+0 on Saturday September 11th - that's 1pm in Montreal, 2pm in the Maritimes, 12pm in Texas, and sadly, 2am in S. Korea? People are welcome to drop in and out - we can do timecalls for people to catch up to the right point.

So, from you, I need:
  • Film suggestions

  • Let me know if the time is good for you

  • If you're not sure how to get into an IRC room, let me know and I'll send instructions.

  • Enthusiastic responses!