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Tom Clancy Dead at 66

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  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    unless I am missing something in all his obituaries... it's ridiculously impressive that Clancy was never actually in the military, at any level

    the level of detail seems almost impossible

  • SnowbeatSnowbeat i need something to kick this thing's ass over the lineRegistered User regular
    he was obsessed with military traditions and culture and hardware

    and the military loved him for it and gave him all sorts of crazy unrestricted access to bases and personnel that was pretty much unheard of in cold war era america

    i'm pretty sure he knew the US military better than most of its members

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  • VeldrinVeldrin Sham bam bamina Registered User regular
    Karrde1842 wrote: »
    Veldrin wrote: »
    Have we even had a John Clark movie?

    Why have we not had a John Clark movie yet?
    Yes I know Sabertooth played him in The Sum Of All Fears for like a minute, shut up.

    Willem Dafoe played Clark in Clear and Present Danger, I believe.
    Snowbeat wrote: »
    Veldrin wrote: »
    Have we even had a John Clark movie?

    Why have we not had a John Clark movie yet?
    Yes I know Sabertooth played him in The Sum Of All Fears for like a minute, shut up.

    William Dafoe portrayed him in Clear and Present Danger, actually

    Yes but that was a Jack Ryan movie.

  • RoyceSraphimRoyceSraphim Registered User regular
    edited October 2013
    Never saw anything in wikipedia that called him racist post 9.11, cites a quote from him declaring that Islam forbids suicide.

    edit:
    Well this is probably the best proof that you are a great writer

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    azith28 wrote: »
    Well, the Death Wish movies were basically ripped from Without Remorse werent they?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_Wish_(film)

  • wirehead26wirehead26 Registered User regular
    Without Remorse came out 20 years after the first Death Wish film.

    I'M NOT FINISHED WITH YOU!!!
  • KarlKarl Registered User regular
    The Rainbow 6 terrorist hunt is one of the best game modes ever invented.

    And Rainbow 6 is my favorite book ever.

    I have sad face now.

    YOU'RE ALL BABIES.
    SO MUCH POTENTIAL TO WASTE.
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    JOKE'S ON YOU
    MY POTENTIAL IS ALREADY WASTED
  • azith28azith28 Registered User regular
    Blake T wrote: »
    Oh man that's right.

    I remember 9/11.

    For some reason cnn had Clancy in as an "expert commentator" I just wanted to be all. Guys, you know his books weren't real right?

    They had him on cnn as an expert commentator on 9/11 because his most recent book, Executive orders, had someone crash a plane into an important building. I kind of got the feeling CNN was trying to blame him for giving the terrorists the unique idea that driving something massive and explosive into something may destroy it.

  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    Yeah, by recent you mean 1996.

  • azith28azith28 Registered User regular
    Well at the time the jack ryan books were the only ones i was interested in for him.

  • TaminTamin Registered User regular
    azith28 wrote: »
    Well at the time the jack ryan books were the only ones i was interested in for him.

    Debt of Honor / Executive Orders are Jack Ryan books
    Jack becomes President!

  • jefe414jefe414 "My Other Drill Hole is a Teleporter" Mechagodzilla is Best GodzillaRegistered User regular
    Karl wrote: »
    The Rainbow 6 terrorist hunt is one of the best game modes ever invented.

    And Rainbow 6 is my favorite book ever.

    I have sad face now.

    While I agree with all of this, Operation: Mystic Tiger can burn in hell for all time.

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  • KarlKarl Registered User regular
    jefe414 wrote: »
    Karl wrote: »
    The Rainbow 6 terrorist hunt is one of the best game modes ever invented.

    And Rainbow 6 is my favorite book ever.

    I have sad face now.

    While I agree with all of this, Operation: Mystic Tiger can burn in hell for all time.

    Oh that level was a punishment from God for our sins to be sure

    YOU'RE ALL BABIES.
    SO MUCH POTENTIAL TO WASTE.
    Koshian wrote: »
    JOKE'S ON YOU
    MY POTENTIAL IS ALREADY WASTED
  • Doctor FinkDoctor Fink Bishounen Chewbacca Registered User regular
    edited October 2013
    Snowbeat wrote: »
    Veldrin wrote: »
    Have we even had a John Clark movie?

    Why have we not had a John Clark movie yet?
    Yes I know Sabertooth played him in The Sum Of All Fears for like a minute, shut up.

    William Dafoe portrayed him in Clear and Present Danger, actually

    Along with Raymond "Tuco" Cruz as Ding Chavez!

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  • LednehLedneh shinesquawk Registered User regular
    Which one was The Sum of All Fears

    I can't even remember the plot anymore thanks to a memory like a sieve, except remembering that that book was my favoritest thing ever back when

    Kadith wrote: »
    how do i get off [the bus], do i just start screaming
    well that'll get me off at least.
  • SnowbeatSnowbeat i need something to kick this thing's ass over the lineRegistered User regular
    ben affleck and colin powell talk about some nuclear missiles for two and a half hours

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  • Der Waffle MousDer Waffle Mous Blame this on the misfortune of your birth. New Yark, New Yark.Registered User regular
    edited October 2013
    The one where
    the Superbowl gets nuked

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  • LednehLedneh shinesquawk Registered User regular
    Ooohhh yeah

    I need to pick up some Clancy books again--not least to see why The Bear and the Dragon was so reviled (I rather liked it, but I've always been rather stupid and inattentive when reading fiction)

    Kadith wrote: »
    how do i get off [the bus], do i just start screaming
    well that'll get me off at least.
  • Der Waffle MousDer Waffle Mous Blame this on the misfortune of your birth. New Yark, New Yark.Registered User regular
    The Bear and The Dragon was where I real noticing Clancy's prejudices shine through.

    The racism, for one thing, plus these wierd conspicuous homophobic asides.

    Also superpresident Jack Ryan was silly.

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  • Karrde1842Karrde1842 Registered User regular
    I really liked Executive Orders. I must have read through that at least half a dozen times.

  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    here's the trailer for JACK RYAN: THE PENUMBRA DIGRESSION or whatever the fuck it's called



    it looks awfully generic, but I trust Kenneth Branagh as a director and I like Chris Pine a lot, so we'll see

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  • chromdomchromdom Working on having a better attitude Oh yeah, I movedRegistered User regular
    Yeeeeaahhhhh, I don't think so

    New out of context sig?
  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    I am

    super tired of the whole, someone is dating a secret agent and then gets mad they didn't reveal it to them, thing

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Registered User regular
    like she even seems to know at least that he does something for the CIA
    lady of course he can't disclose all kinds of shit just cause you're dating

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  • AtomicTofuAtomicTofu She's a straight-up supervillain, yo Registered User regular
    I kind of love that Kenneth Branagh cast himself as the Russian villain.

  • AtomicTofuAtomicTofu She's a straight-up supervillain, yo Registered User regular
    Like he saw Werner Herzog in Jack Reacher and decided he had to top that.

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