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Rain Man
06-21-2005, 05:51 PM
...and you got hired to play a dead person, which role would you most prefer?

Poll forthcoming. In the meantime, hold still and keep a stiff upper lip.

Inspector
06-21-2005, 05:53 PM
I did quite a bit of "acting" for many years. Had to give it up when my schedule got too full.

I don't recall ever playing a non-fiction type of character, dead or alive.

Zebedee DuBois
06-21-2005, 05:53 PM
heh heh....you said "stiff"

siberian khatru
06-21-2005, 05:54 PM
I'm probably most qualified to play the lead in the "John Holmes Story."

JimNasium
06-21-2005, 05:54 PM
I'm not an actor but I play one on t.v.

Zebedee DuBois
06-21-2005, 05:55 PM
Aren't we all actors, and the world our stage?

Zebedee DuBois
06-21-2005, 05:58 PM
I selected "home" because I am really quite lazy and that way I wouldn't have to drive anywhere to do my acting job.

Rain Man
06-21-2005, 05:58 PM
I was torn between the morgue scene and the funeral scene, but I might get claustrophobic in the drawer. I therefore went with the funeral scene, since it would be kind of a starring role.

Skip Towne
06-21-2005, 05:58 PM
I'm not an actor but I play one on t.v.
You're what the cops call a "bad actor".

Zebedee DuBois
06-21-2005, 06:03 PM
I nixed the antartica and trolling scenes - too cold. I couldn't act like I wasn't shivering.

Nix the rural setting. Bugs.

Nix the coffin or the morgue box or the fridge. Claustrophobia.

Nix the teenagers. You know they would be goofing on you - probably tap your nuts or something. That would be hard to act through.

Nix the operating table or autopsy table. They would involve nudity, and I want to be taken seriously, not just for my body.

Zebedee DuBois
06-21-2005, 06:06 PM
.....and where is the "Gaz is dead, or possibly a walrus." option?

Mr. Kotter
06-21-2005, 06:24 PM
A Zombie who hunts down Bronco fans and tortures them mercilessly.

Zebedee DuBois
06-21-2005, 06:25 PM
A Zombie who hunts down Bronco fans and tortures them mercilessly.

Zombies eat brains. Why is your Zombie dieting?

Wile_E_Coyote
06-21-2005, 06:27 PM
Zombies eat brains. Why is your Zombie dieting?

he'd starve

Mr. Kotter
06-21-2005, 06:32 PM
Zombies eat brains. Why is your Zombie dieting?

Good point....perhaps I lost half my brain when I was killed....attending a game at the Black Hole.

el borracho
06-21-2005, 06:35 PM
Zombie with a mouthful of brains.

Duh.

Mr. Kotter
06-21-2005, 06:37 PM
Zombie with a mouthful of brains.

Duh.

Beat you to it...nah, nah, nah-nah, nah.... :p

UteChief
06-21-2005, 06:37 PM
Dead person being towed around by teenagers for some reason, I figure I would get more screen time.

Rain Man
06-21-2005, 06:39 PM
The poll is 'dead actors', not 'undead actors.' Zombies aren't allowed, unless it's somehow a dead zombie. Really dead, not walking around dead.

Mr. Kotter
06-21-2005, 06:40 PM
The poll is 'dead actors', not 'undead actors.' Zombies aren't allowed, unless it's somehow a dead zombie. Really dead, not walking around dead.

Sure...fuggin' change the rules in the middle of the game.... :rolleyes:

:p

milkman
06-21-2005, 06:46 PM
I'd take the morgue scene, but only in the series "Tru Calling".

Mr. Kotter
06-21-2005, 06:51 PM
I'm filing a formal protest with the mods:

One entry found for zombie.


Main Entry: zomĚbie
Variant(s): also zomĚbi /'zńm-bE/
Function: noun
Etymology: Louisiana Creole or Haitian Creole z§bi, of Bantu origin; akin to Kimbundu nz˙mbe ghost
1 usually zombi a : the supernatural power that according to voodoo belief may enter into and reanimate a dead body b : a will-less and speechless human in the West Indies capable only of automatic movement who is held to have died and been supernaturally reanimated
2 a : a person held to resemble the so-called walking dead; especially : AUTOMATON b : a person markedly strange in appearance or behavior
3 : a mixed drink made of several kinds of rum, liqueur, and fruit juice


"supernaturally 'reanimated'" does not preclude the zombie from being "dead."

Rain Man
06-21-2005, 06:56 PM
I could not disagree more strongly, and move to deny the request for consideration of the protest. It's common knowledge that zombies are undead. I present the definition of the prefix "un-" and challenge the esteemed Mr. Kotter to eat uncooked pork if he wishes to prove his argument.

Main Entry: 1un-
Pronunciation: "&n, often '&n before '-stressed syllable
Function: prefix
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German un- un-, Latin in-, Greek a-, an-, Old English ne not -- more at NO
1 : not : IN-, NON- -- in adjectives formed from adjectives <unambitious> <unskilled> or participles <undressed>, in nouns formed from nouns <unavailability>, and rarely in verbs formed from verbs <unbe> -- sometimes in words that have a meaning that merely negates that of the base word and are thereby distinguished from words that prefix in- or a variant of it (as im-) to the same base word and have a meaning positively opposite to that of the base word <unartistic> <unmoral>
2 : opposite of : contrary to -- in adjectives formed from adjectives <unconstitutional> <ungraceful> <unmannered> or participles <unbelieving> and in nouns formed from nouns <unrest>

Over-Head
06-21-2005, 06:57 PM
The poll is 'dead actors', not 'undead actors.' Zombies aren't allowed, unless it's somehow a dead zombie. Really dead, not walking around dead.
Next time post some rule's for the rookies Kevin ROFL

el borracho
06-21-2005, 06:59 PM
The poll is 'dead actors', not 'undead actors.' Zombies aren't allowed, unless it's somehow a dead zombie. Really dead, not walking around dead.
Picky, picky.
Fine, my second choice is star of a porn called "El borracho muerto and the six really hot nympho necrophiliac chicks"

Mr. Kotter
06-21-2005, 07:00 PM
I could not disagree more strongly, and move to deny the request for consideration of the protest. It's common knowledge that zombies are undead. I present the definition of the prefix "un-" and challenge the esteemed Mr. Kotter to eat uncooked pork if he wishes to prove his argument.

Main Entry: 1un-
Pronunciation: "&n, often '&n before '-stressed syllable
Function: prefix
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English; akin to Old High German un- un-, Latin in-, Greek a-, an-, Old English ne not -- more at NO
1 : not : IN-, NON- -- in adjectives formed from adjectives <unambitious> <unskilled> or participles <undressed>, in nouns formed from nouns <unavailability>, and rarely in verbs formed from verbs <unbe> -- sometimes in words that have a meaning that merely negates that of the base word and are thereby distinguished from words that prefix in- or a variant of it (as im-) to the same base word and have a meaning positively opposite to that of the base word <unartistic> <unmoral>
2 : opposite of : contrary to -- in adjectives formed from adjectives <unconstitutional> <ungraceful> <unmannered> or participles <unbelieving> and in nouns formed from nouns <unrest>

"Zombies are undead?"

It's common knowledge that zombies are undead.

LINK, please? :harumph:

Mr. Kotter
06-21-2005, 07:01 PM
Next time post some rule's for the rookies Kevin ROFL

Who you callin' "rookie," noob? :hmmm:

Or is it boob? :p

Over-Head
06-21-2005, 07:03 PM
Who you callin' "rookie," noob? :hmmm:

Or is it boob? :p
I'll take boob.
34-C if ya don't mind :D

Zebedee DuBois
06-21-2005, 07:04 PM
"Zombies are undead?"



LINK, please? :harumph:

1 entry found for undead.
unĚdead Audio pronunciation of "undead" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (n-dd)
adj.

No longer living but supernaturally animated, as a zombie.

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=undead


I live to serve

Rain Man
06-21-2005, 07:04 PM
"Zombies are undead?"



LINK, please? :harumph:


If you look up 'undead' in the dictionary, here's what comes up.

Main Entry: unĚdead
Pronunciation: "&n-'ded
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural undead
1 : VAMPIRE 1
2 : ZOMBIE 1b

Ha! HA! So there, Mr. Lincoln! The debate thus endeth.

Mr. Kotter
06-21-2005, 07:05 PM
1 entry found for undead.
unĚdead Audio pronunciation of "undead" ( P ) Pronunciation Key (n-dd)
adj.

No longer living but supernaturally animated, as a zombie.

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=undead


I live to serve

"Damn, meddling kid....if it hadn't been for you, I'd have succeeded! Curses!"

Mr. Kotter
06-21-2005, 07:07 PM
.

Ha! HA! So there, Mr. Lincoln! The debate thus endeth.

So you ADMIT to being a relative of John Wilkes Booth?

I knew it! :cuss:

Rain Man
06-21-2005, 07:08 PM
So you ADMIT to being a relative of John Wilkes Boothe?

I knew it! :cuss:


The last laugh will be mine when I make the team as our fifth wide receiver.

Mr. Kotter
06-21-2005, 07:10 PM
The last laugh will be mine when I make the team as our fifth wide receiver.

No, that's SCANLON'S spot...isn't it? :hmmm:

CosmicPal
06-21-2005, 07:10 PM
I play dead all the time. How much do I get paid for this role?

Rain Man
06-21-2005, 07:15 PM
I play dead all the time. How much do I get paid for this role?

All the vulture you can eat.