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in the movie "Get Smart" they used a Cone of Silence in a meeting.

A "cone of silence" is mentioned in the futuristic SF novel Dune, when Baron Harkonnen is having a private discussion with Count Fenring on Giedi Prime. (wiki)

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The "Cone of Silence" had been used since the Get Smart TV series, but you're probably right about it being influenced by Dune.

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I stumbled on this article about how if different authors had wrote the last harry potter book.

http://www.windypundit.com/archives/2007/07/the_end_of_the_harry_potter_se.html

someone did a bit on Frank Herbert that made me laugh

Frank Herbert:

Voldemort wraps himself in a snakeskin, which grows onto him and transforms him into a giant version of Nagini. He becomes the God Emperor of the Wizarding World. Lucius Malfoy wanders off into the wilderness and may or may not be dead. Narcissa's sister, St-Andromeda-of-the-Knife, fights valiantly for her family and against its enemies, which is difficult, because some of the family IS its own enemy. Luna Lovegood becomes a Reverend Mother, which means that for a change, all of her odd pronouncements are taken seriously and presumed to make sense. Harry is revealed to be a ghola of a defective mentat that is not being allowed to die.

Ultimately, it is revealed that as terrible as Voldemort's actions were, they have actually saved the world and humanity, and probably galactic civilisation as the universe will one day know it. Harry weeps in the end, saying that Voldemort was always the stronger.

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This past episode of "The Big Bang Theory" had three of the main cahracters watching "Dune" while waiting for the Leonid meteor shower to begin.

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They don't say specificly, but it must be either the Lynch or Smithee versions.  One of the lines is "Not a great movie, but look at that desert" and the mini was not filmed in a desert.

Also, what the hell has been going on with you?  I haven't heard from you in over a year.  I sent a few e-mails and messages and never heard back.

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I know that Iron Maiden song too. Blind Guardian has also one Dune songy.

Being interested in Blind Guardian recently, just to note, the song is called 'Traveler In Time'.

Can check it out

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Not much with me, dawg.  Chillin'.  Moderate amounts of illin'.  Learning to model stuff in 3D, and failing miserably to learn to play the guitar.  What about you?

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Not much with me, dawg.  Chillin'.  Moderate amounts of illin'.  Learning to model stuff in 3D, and failing miserably to learn to play the guitar.  What about you?

Quit my job.  Got a new one.  Bought a house.  That's about it.

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Dune was named dropped in last nights Chuck again.

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Femen

Gah!

I could have sworn I saw fremen.

Guess that is what my mind wanted to see.

Well at least a country is called Fremen

/oh wait.

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"Between 2200 BC and the 6th century AD, Yemen was part of the Sabaean, Awsanian, Minaean, Qatabanian, Hadhramawtian, Himyarite, and several other kingdoms, which controlled the lucrative spice trade."

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There's some nipple covered boob action in case you don't want to see it.

Nice, but the words after 'action' are completely redundant.

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Gah!

I could have sworn I saw fremen.

Guess that is what my mind wanted to see.

Well at least a country is called Fremen

/oh wait.

Well there is a VG character called Gordon Fremen

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