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Question: Which movie do you like best?  (Voting closed: August 06, 2008, 05:09:15 PM)
The Princess Bride - 11 (47.8%)
Raiders of the Lost Ark - 12 (52.2%)
Total Voters: 22

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« on: July 30, 2008, 05:09:15 PM »

We're almost at the final, folks!  On one side, we have Star Wars... and on the other: the film that wins this week's poll.  Raiders took down Blade Runner, and Princess Bride devastated the Matrix.  Both are great films, and obviously wildly popular with our little geek demographic.  And like all things democratic, this is just a popularity contest.   Grin

The final itself will be posted in about two weeks, and voting on it will last a few weeks so no one gets left out.
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« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2008, 05:12:04 PM »

It's not the years, baby, it's the Raiders.
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« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2008, 08:54:42 PM »

Both among my favorites, but gotta go with Indy.
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« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2008, 10:01:37 PM »


I loved Raiders, but asked my spouse how I should vote.  After that I could only say, "As you wish..."  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2008, 03:50:14 AM »

Hallo. My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father prepare to die.
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« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2008, 03:55:35 AM »

Oh, these are getting painful. But I'll go with the movie I've seen 50+ times and still would be happy to see again, vs. the movie I've seen maybe 15 times and would be happy to see again. Princess Bride it is.
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2008, 06:49:10 AM »

These are getting difficult. Turn out though, that if I'd gone for Princess Bride, it would have been tied 7-7.
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« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2008, 07:48:21 AM »

INDY IS AHEAD? INCONCEIVABLE!
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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2008, 10:30:59 AM »

Indy!  I love you!
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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2008, 11:39:06 AM »

Indy!  I love you!
But we only have fourteen hours to save the Earth!

Oh, wait. That was a different film. Never mind.
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« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2008, 01:24:09 PM »

Indy!  I love you!
But we only have fourteen hours to save the Earth!

Oh, wait. That was a different film. Never mind.

How can you mistake Indy for any other film?  There is only one Indy film.  Seriously, there is really only one.  The others are knock-offs made in China.  I'm surprised no one every notice that wasn't Harrison Ford in the other movies.
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« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2008, 01:30:19 PM »

Raiders no contest
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« Reply #12 on: July 31, 2008, 01:32:46 PM »

This is the first film to even give PB a little bit of a run for its money.  Even Raiders had a tougher time than PB in every poll IIRC.
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« Reply #13 on: July 31, 2008, 01:54:09 PM »

This is the first film to even give PB a little bit of a run for its money.  Even Raiders had a tougher time than PB in every poll IIRC.

These polls depends a lot on the competition involved. And part of the problem is that - at least for me, but I believe for many people - these decisions aren't always transitive.

For example, in the previous poll, I voted for Star Wars over Empire Strikes Back. If there was another poll were I was comparing, say, Empire Strikes Back to Monty Python and the Holy Grail, I'd vote for Empire. But if I were asked to vote between Star Wars and Holy Grail, I'm pretty sure I'd vote for Grail.

And I think each of those preferences make perfect sense, though when you try to see what the overall result is, you run into a bit of a problem.
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« Reply #14 on: July 31, 2008, 03:23:00 PM »

This is the first film to even give PB a little bit of a run for its money.  Even Raiders had a tougher time than PB in every poll IIRC.

These polls depends a lot on the competition involved. And part of the problem is that - at least for me, but I believe for many people - these decisions aren't always transitive.

For example, in the previous poll, I voted for Star Wars over Empire Strikes Back. If there was another poll were I was comparing, say, Empire Strikes Back to Monty Python and the Holy Grail, I'd vote for Empire. But if I were asked to vote between Star Wars and Holy Grail, I'm pretty sure I'd vote for Grail.

And I think each of those preferences make perfect sense, though when you try to see what the overall result is, you run into a bit of a problem.

So you are saying you can't rank these three films in order from best to worst (or least good)?
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« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2008, 06:15:04 PM »

This is the first film to even give PB a little bit of a run for its money.  Even Raiders had a tougher time than PB in every poll IIRC.

These polls depends a lot on the competition involved. And part of the problem is that - at least for me, but I believe for many people - these decisions aren't always transitive.

For example, in the previous poll, I voted for Star Wars over Empire Strikes Back. If there was another poll were I was comparing, say, Empire Strikes Back to Monty Python and the Holy Grail, I'd vote for Empire. But if I were asked to vote between Star Wars and Holy Grail, I'm pretty sure I'd vote for Grail.

And I think each of those preferences make perfect sense, though when you try to see what the overall result is, you run into a bit of a problem.

I was just having fun with the paradox.
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« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2008, 11:38:22 PM »

I do love a good paradox...

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/W7lEunJvRUU&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/W7lEunJvRUU&amp;hl=en&amp;fs=1</a>

Geeky notes: Yes, that's probably who you think it is ( http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0363891/ ); and note the tie-in to the pirate theme?  Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: August 01, 2008, 03:46:07 PM »

Princess Bride: awesome words.  Raiders: awesome images.  I love clever writing as much as the next geek but it's a film poll, not a poetry contest, so I've got to go with the images.
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« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2008, 01:40:46 PM »

This is the first film to even give PB a little bit of a run for its money.  Even Raiders had a tougher time than PB in every poll IIRC.

These polls depends a lot on the competition involved. And part of the problem is that - at least for me, but I believe for many people - these decisions aren't always transitive.

For example, in the previous poll, I voted for Star Wars over Empire Strikes Back. If there was another poll were I was comparing, say, Empire Strikes Back to Monty Python and the Holy Grail, I'd vote for Empire. But if I were asked to vote between Star Wars and Holy Grail, I'm pretty sure I'd vote for Grail.

And I think each of those preferences make perfect sense, though when you try to see what the overall result is, you run into a bit of a problem.
like when he matched up Fight Club to i think it was Star Wars. that was unfair.
however either way, in the end anything would be eventually paired up with something else that will overpower it.  Had lets say Fight Club gone on, it would have eventually lost to Star Wars at some point.
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« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2008, 02:43:37 PM »

Still only 22 voters, which is pretty light for these polls.

Are folks frozen by indecision, or what?  At the moment it looks like we're headed for an all Lucas/Ford final, but it's still very close!
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