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Rzero
5/10/2011 10:21am,
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In the wake of the dramatic Navy SEAL raid on Osama bin Laden's compound earlier this month, it was perhaps to be expected that some expansive soul would step forward to claim the prestige of a fabricated tour as a SEAL for himself. Such tall tales (http://us.rd.yahoo.com/dailynews/yblog_thelookout/us_yblog_thelookout/storytext/local-pastor-made-up-elaborate-navy-seal-tale/41398790/SIG=11m1j59d2/*http://nymag.com/nymetro/news/people/features/10121/) are not uncommon, after all, amid high-profile military actions. This time the exposed fabricator was a preacher--though people who monitor this brand of public lie note that members of the clergy are often tempted into such misrepresentations.Alright, so far nothing out of the ordinary. Just another douche claiming to be a deadly commando. But here's what makes this one LOL-worthy:


More curious still, the prevaricator in question seems to have lifted at least some details of his account from the 1992 Steven Seagal SEAL-themed blockbuster, "Under Siege."Damn, Seagal is everywhere these days.

http://i43.tower.com/images/mm106976595/under-siege-steven-seagal-dvd-cover-art.jpg


Article link: http://is.gd/jKqf6a
Article containing his false claims: http://is.gd/RBNSBP

Permalost
5/10/2011 10:35am,
Aw damn, I just posted this after you.

tao.jonez
5/10/2011 11:22am,
"I was all killing people with knives and stuff and then this playboy centerfold jumped out of a cake and I had to save her whilst spouting awesome one-liners. Amen"

Rzero
5/10/2011 11:59am,
"I was all killing people with knives and stuff and then this playboy centerfold jumped out of a cake and I had to save her whilst spouting awesome one-liners. Amen"

This immediately made me think of the Church of NO MA'AM.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65RipfZQBPg

Religion as it's supposed to be.

Chili Pepper
5/10/2011 1:34pm,
More curious still, the prevaricator in question seems to have lifted at least some details of his account from the 1992 Steven Seagal SEAL-themed blockbuster, "Under Siege."

"Blockbuster"? Damn! I only got to see the really crappy 1992 Steven Seagal "Under Siege" then.

tao.jonez
5/10/2011 1:47pm,
The original text was "...from the crappy 1992 Steven Seagal SEAL-themed movie you can rent for $.99 at Blockbuster, "Under Siege"."

Editors...

MAGIC HATE BALL
5/10/2011 9:34pm,
Another brave, Christian wannabe that never-was hijacking stolen honor. I used to work with a cross-humper that admitted he wished he had served when he was younger. They love hearing hair raising tales of uniformed young men and their drunken debauchery in far away lands with wild, bow-legged, exotic women.

Good times. Praise Geebus.

Colin
5/11/2011 12:08am,
"Blockbuster"? Damn! I only got to see the really crappy 1992 Steven Seagal "Under Siege" then.

Under Siege was a blockbuster.

'blockbuster' refers to the movie sales, not the quality of acting.

Boneless
5/11/2011 11:26am,
ah when getting famous is difficult just pretend!

W. Rabbit
5/11/2011 11:59am,
The original text was "...from the crappy 1992 Steven Seagal SEAL-themed movie you can rent for $.99 at Blockbuster, "Under Siege"."

Editors...

"Under Siege" grossed over $80M domestically and over $150M combined gross domestic and international, in addition to getting decent critical reviews for an action film. (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/under_siege/)

Oh and any movie where Garey Busey and Tommy Lee Jones are bad guys? That's double barrel win.

Total Lifetime Grosses
Domestic: $83,563,139 53.4% + Foreign: (http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?page=intl&id=undersiege.htm) $73,000,000 46.6% = Worldwide: $156,563,139

http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=undersiege.htm

MAGIC HATE BALL
5/11/2011 12:03pm,
ah when getting famous is difficult just pretend!

I dunno. I had a new guy at my job put a Marine Corps medal on his uniform and I immediately questioned him on it. Even the former Army guy got all WTF with him. Not only did he never do it again, he stopped with his war-stories bullshit.

Another guy came after him claiming he was on Army Ranger reservist. We started calling him the "blue POWAH RANGER"! He stopped the bullshit too.

tao.jonez
5/11/2011 12:07pm,
I'm not disputing the fact that it made $. It was crappy and you can get it at Blockbuster.

Titanic falls in the same category for me - a crappy movie you can rent at Blockbuster. And Titanic made way more $ than Under Seige.

You can tell it made a lot of $ cause that's about when Seagal started getting fat. He didn't have to give a **** after that one.

Is there a bar that makes a movie a "blockbuster" like there is for gold record, etc.?

W. Rabbit
5/11/2011 12:15pm,
I'm not disputing the fact that it made $. It was crappy and you can get it at Blockbuster.

Titanic falls in the same category for me - a crappy movie you can rent at Blockbuster. And Titanic made way more $ than Under Seige.

You can tell it made a lot of $ cause that's about when Seagal started getting fat. He didn't have to give a **** after that one.

Is there a bar that makes a movie a "blockbuster" like there is for gold record, etc.?

As far as I know the term is informal, and used to compare new releases to past "blockbuster" releases, like Jaws, Star Wars, or yes, Titanic.

For action films in the early 90s, Under Siege was probably one of the highest grossing action films of those years so it was considered a "blockbuster" action film (for its time).

Another big factor is how well the film does compared to its budget. Films run a spectrum from "Blockbuster" to "Box Office Bomb".

Under Siege made 156M on a budget of 35M (they used a real ship, so they had few sets to build), so it was very profitable.

Contrast that to Costner's 1995 "Waterworld" which spent 175M (a scandalous amount at the time that has since been dwarfed by many movies, Titanic for instance) only to recoup 88M at the box office.

Vince Tortelli
5/11/2011 12:26pm,
All you peoples watch you mouth you talk about Under Siege!

Anybody who can't derive joy from seeing Gary Busey dancing in drag while a denim and tie dye clad Tommy Lee Jones sings isn't either some kind of robot faking being a human or possesed by demons. SO WHICH IS IT?

As for the rest...the phrases "twit", "moron", and "lying liar who speaks not the truth" come to mind.

W. Rabbit
5/11/2011 12:32pm,
Rango >>> Under Siege.

In fact, Rango >>> Steven Seagal.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsXnH0ly1S4

Vince Tortelli
5/11/2011 12:39pm,
The thing I enjoyed most about Rango (aside from the Mariachi owls. MARIACHI! OWLS!) was that it was basically Once Upon A Time in the West with talking animals.
And also "Ride of the Valkeryies" played by banjoes.