Question 147 (for PiratMas)

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Here's the song stuck in my head when I just woke up for your listening pleasure while reading. (right-click open in new tab) Your text to link here...

So my San Francisco 49ers lost to the pathetic Minnesota Vikings today. And no, this isn't another American football blog our International friends, but is just leading into my train of thought. But still.... the #1 defense in the League getting outscored by a team with only 2 offensive weapons, just horrendous. "Any given Sunday."

Anyways, I got shitfaced drunk and was screaming so loud all my neighbors were screaming back at me to shut up LoL! I'll bake them some cookies or something. And, well, I'd only slept for about two hours last night before I woke up and remembered the game was on at 10am, so of course I passed out hard after the game, and just woke back up.

Among other things, like that song up there, I had the time Smitty and Seeds were cuttin' on PiratMas with the "Shmergin nergin bergin" type Swedish Chef talk from The Muppet Show stuck in my head when I woke up. I couldn't believe it when I saw it actually, cause I considered it to be extremely rude. But like most things I consider to be rude, I couldn't help but laughing my ass of at it. And that got me thinking about the late Jim Henson, and all the wonderful things his animatronics company created back when I was a kid. I mean can you even imagine where they would be at today if he hadn't died? Would be sooooooo much better than the way things went with George Lucas pioneering all this CGI dogshit. Were talking fully animated robotics here people. Things you can actually touch, and are really there!

So that's my question for the day.....

Would you rather, like me, that things had progressed further in animatronics for movies and such? Or are you happy with the current state of CGI in media?

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SirSeedsAlot110.09K • 24 Sep 2012, 04:07
I still dig claymation....this British guy brought it back a few years ago...i wonder how many people know who he is. The DVDs were impossible to find in the USA so I pulled my sneak attack and found a rental store that had it and never returned it. I scored many hard to find DVDs that way for my collection hee hee Good way to get a collectible $50 DVD for a $10 lost DVD fee
Smittech135.57K • 24 Sep 2012, 03:50
Are you still drunk. Shmergin nergin bergin and you are all over the place. Wow...The Cure to football to baking cookies to a Swedish Chef to the Muppets and finish up with animatronics. Graet blag Jim, I am satisfied with the current stae of CGI and you need to probably have a Bloody Mary.titter
CancerKilla41.94K • 24 Sep 2012, 05:11
Claymation will always be the best. Bring back Wallace & Gromit!

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crackerjax4211917 • 24 Sep 2012, 19:52 Show comment
When CGI first came out it was awesome to see what they could do, but now I am more interested in seeing advancements in robotics and animatronics technologies.
DominicS5467 • 24 Sep 2012, 17:41 Show comment
@ JimBeamLean5519 I wanted to mention that I think you are doing an excellent job with the questions, taking the torch from PiratMas20.65K . They have been really good, so kudos for that.

As to the actual question itself, I am with SirSeedsAlot110.09K on that, in that like claymation....I mean, not the David and Goliath claymation, but like Chicken Run style. lol CGI does have it's place though. Appreciated it in the Star Wars movies, not so much in Avatar.
Silent_Seeder2848 • 24 Sep 2012, 15:44 Show comment
I like CGI movies. The only thing i don't like is that I'll watch current movies, then I'll go back and watch old classics like "Terminator" and think wow, these special effects are pretty outdated.
DominicS5467 • 24 Sep 2012, 17:42 Show comment
lol. I do the same thing too. Recently it was with Ghostbusters for me.lol

Spectre25.21K • 24 Sep 2012, 12:23 Show comment
There are some CGI movies that have awe inspiring scenes, Avatar and LOTR trilogy spring to mind. But I do prefer movies that rely on the story rather than the effects. So many of these spring to mind, Mystic River and most of the other Clint Eastwood directed movies, The Shawshank Redemption, I could go on but I feel my point is made.
BexMan6002 • 24 Sep 2012, 09:28 Show comment
CGI does have its place in modern cinema. It can look damn realistic, and make the impossible possible. It can also cost a lot less freaking money - L5 Part 1 anybody? However, that said, with the sheer advances in electronics, robotic knowledge, miniturisation and processing power available today, we could only imagine what might be possible in animatronics. Now wouldn't that be awesome to see? So yeah, bring it on!
Pick_n_Roll21.13K • 24 Sep 2012, 09:24 Show comment
I like animated movies, there are many very good animated movies out there really fun to watch, never saw any claymotion :P
BTW good blog mate
ScubaLoo19.2K • 24 Sep 2012, 07:20 Show comment
Harvey Crumpet by Adam Elliot is great...he went from being on the dole (benefits) to winning an oscar....good stuff. Great blog JBL
CancerKilla41.94K • 24 Sep 2012, 05:11 Show comment
Claymation will always be the best. Bring back Wallace & Gromit!
Lancelot233.67K • 24 Sep 2012, 04:38 Show comment
Sometimes CGI in movies just looks plain horrible. I would prefer that animatronics went further because they looked better and scientifically they would also keep moving forward the chains in creating greater machines.
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