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WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW
Dec 5, 2014

CUCK SJW


This can be a cool thread where goons can post stuff they've been trying to find for years but have been unable to, like maybe the name of an old TV show, or a piece of media that they know exists but they cannot dig up, etc.

Mine is a short "film" that Sci-Fi channel used to show a lot in the mid to late 90s. It was called Suspicious and it starred Janeane Garofalo as a gas station clerk working the night shift. I remember it being a really creepy horror/thriller short. Here is the IMDB page for it: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111324/

The director of the short used to have it on his YouTube page according to Google, but he has since deleted himself off YouTube. I've checked absolutely everywhere and have no idea how I can find this so that I may see it again. I'd really love to, if only so that I could try to close the chapter in my life of trying to see it again.

Anyway feel free to post your "white whale" and maybe with Goon Powerģ we can make each other's dreams come true.

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EorayMel
May 29, 2015

You got the fluffy kitty kitty!


There was a book I used to read from the 4th grade school library about dutch/english sailors coming to conquistador-occupied florida, the crew washes ashore and most of them get executed on the beach, and one of the teenage sailors has to avoid the conquistadors after him in the florida swamps.

I think at one point he meets an escaped slave boy and befriends him and also probably sneaks into a conquistador camp and kills some of them. I never finished it but I must know the name of it.

Rad-daddio
Apr 25, 2017

100% Rad


I've mentioned it in another thread, but there's a Disney Channel bump that was filmed right after 9/11 and it has various popular young actors talking about how cool the police and military are. It's really sort of creepy and dystopian.

Anyhoo, I know it exists I just can't find it on YouTube or anything.

A Fancy Hat
Nov 18, 2016

Always remember that the President is dumber than the dumbest person you've ever met by a wide margin


I think I saw a movie as a kid which was most likely a made for TV cheapo affair.

It was about some kind of a detective in New Orleans who ended up involved in some kind of supernatural crap. The only scene I remember was one that terrified me as a kid but nobody else remembers.

The detective ends up in a big warehouse where the floats for Mardi Gras are stored, and a ghost somehow possesses one of the floats and this giant paper mache head with a tiny body starts slowly sneaking up behind him.

It's entirely possible I made this up or am combining multiple TV shows in my head, but it seems incredibly real to me and I remember screaming my head off at this point and running out of the living room. This would have been around 1991 or so.

Nooner
Mar 26, 2007

I am Nooner


The clitoris

Sushi The Kid
Sep 10, 2005
<img src="https://forumimages.somethingawful.com/images/newbie.gif" border=0>




This sumbitch that I just found the name of this year.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twice_Upon_a_Time_(1983_film)

I have been no poo poo looking for this since I saw it on HBO (which ran once) in like 85 I think

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqCRgiHHvB4

a peck of pickled peckers
Aug 3, 2014

I am your Redeemer! It is by my hand that you arise from the ashes of this world!



WWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW posted:

This can be a cool thread where goons can post stuff they've been trying to find for years but have been unable to,

Self respect, self esteem, a sense of identity, optimism...

Jenny Agutter
Mar 18, 2009



There was a YouTube video posted in a thread years ago that was a tracking shot following backwards a Japanese man running through a subway train, then down several streets. I think he jumps on a bike at some point. The scene ends with him arriving at and entering a house. The entire scene is scored with a song and I think no diagetic sound is ever heard. It was cool but I never found it again.

Whybird
Aug 2, 2009

Phaiston have long avoided the tightly competetive defence sector, but the IRDA Act 2052 has given us the freedom we need to bring out something really special.

https://team-robostar.itch.io/robostar




Nap Ghost

There was a game I played a demo of on a PC Format cover CD as a small child. I'm pretty sure it was called Butterfly, and it was a 2d platformer where your character was a soldier and the people you rescued followed you around and gave you extra firepower. For some reason the first boss fight was against a goldfish-shaped mecha, and there were talking Tower of Hanoi pieces that you had to reunite with the rest of their puzzle before they'd open secret passages for you.

I'm semi-convinced that I imagined the whole thing because I can't find it anywhere (and because it sounds so bizarre). Does anyone else know what I'm talking about?

Resting Lich Face
Feb 21, 2019


I actually found this a little bit ago so it's no longer my white whale.

So there was a defunct industrial band that I heard on a compilation and was immediately enthralled. I had to get their music. So I obtained the recent two of the three total albums. The first album was particularly low-circulation so I never was able to find it for years and years. Anyway I actually ended up stumbling across a very niche subreddit for the genre and mentioned how I couldn't find the album. Some guy had one of the like 500 physical copies and ripped it for me (there is no legal way to obtain the album digitally and I've never found a place to buy a CD).

I'll need a new white whale. I'm sure one will find me soon enough.

guestimate
Nov 10, 2011



Resting Lich Face posted:

I actually found this a little bit ago so it's no longer my white whale.

So there was a defunct industrial band that I heard on a compilation and was immediately enthralled. I had to get their music. So I obtained the recent two of the three total albums. The first album was particularly low-circulation so I never was able to find it for years and years. Anyway I actually ended up stumbling across a very niche subreddit for the genre and mentioned how I couldn't find the album. Some guy had one of the like 500 physical copies and ripped it for me (there is no legal way to obtain the album digitally and I've never found a place to buy a CD).

I'll need a new white whale. I'm sure one will find me soon enough.

Hi

Earwicker
Jan 6, 2003



late 80's/earlyt 90's top down space shooter for the Amiga (and probably Atari ST and C64) where you pilot a very fast ship around and jump through warp gates and either fight or collect varying kinds of polygons

kind of like asteroids but trippier. i think it came on a "Fred Fish" disk

Earwicker fucked around with this message at 18:40 on Jul 30, 2019

GRINDCORE MEGGIDO
Feb 28, 1985


An early 2000s security camera video of a friend of mine riding a bicycle around a shopping centre. Nude.

gary oldmans diary
Sep 26, 2005



Hell Gem

id like to see again a scary short (like a few minutes long) that mightve been on hbo decades ago about a living dummy in an apartment

Chinatown
Sep 11, 2001

~*Suck My Balls*~

Fun Shoe

The perfect California burrito where there's perfect proportions of guacamole and sour cream, perfectly grilled marinated skirt steak, and perfectly crispy fries that aren't soggy, wrapped in a warm tortilla that is still moist and doesn't break apart or flake.


I've come close a few times, but alas, my search continues.

pseudanonymous
Aug 30, 2008

When you make the second entry and the debits and credits balance, and you blow them to hell.

I used to work at a group home for "severely and persistently mentally ill adults" which is basically the technical term for people who are truly crazy. Most of them have schizoid affective disorder diagnosis or something on that order, and I worked the night (11 pm to 7 am) shift. Obviously, rather than do my job I would sort of nap/sleep on the couch watching TV in the living room once I was done with the cleaning. One time I half woke up to this really trippy SYFY (it was still Sci-Fi then) movie (at least it was on the sci-fi channel) that had a sort of steampunk type look with people who were or became Egyptian gods and a city full of rails so people could ride tram cars around instead of you know.. regular cars. I think it was about a detective or something. And a guy with a hawk head (Osiris presumably) shot someone or something like that.

I'd like to see that movie in full but I've never been able to find it. Every few years I recall that it exists and try to track it down.

Unfinish3d
Nov 2, 2007

Oh fuck, I think I just smelled my own posts.


Grimey Drawer

I made this incredible spicy mango and sweet potato curry this one time. It was seriously the best thing I have ever tasted in my life, just the right balance of being sweet, spicy, and savory. It was supposed to be my lunch for the next couple of days but I ate it all within 24 hours. Usually I am only an okay cook

I've occasionally tried to replicate this curry but have never really come close. I don't know how it wound up being so good the first time around and it is slowly driving me mad

Chumbawumba4ever97
Dec 31, 2000



Rad-daddio posted:

I've mentioned it in another thread, but there's a Disney Channel bump that was filmed right after 9/11 and it has various popular young actors talking about how cool the police and military are. It's really sort of creepy and dystopian.

Anyhoo, I know it exists I just can't find it on YouTube or anything.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUVi5OOIZeE

Protip: DuckDuckGo is sooooo much better at finding poo poo like this compared to Google. I searched for YEARS of this video from the 90s of these punk teens destroying these homes in this newly-developed housing area (throwing a bowling ball through a barney the dinosaur wall, microwaving a live fish, bashing poo poo in with bats) and it was a major news story in the early 90s but I could not find it for poo poo either from google search or by searching in youtube and found it immediately with DuckDuckGo.

BuckarooBanzai
Dec 2, 2004

Wherever you go, there you are.






Slippery Tilde

Unironically the famous Hulk Hogan meat shoes. I remember it being a fake commercial from one of the short lived tv sketch comedies of the early 90s. They're slowly making their way to YouTube and I think we'll find it sooner or later.

Rad-daddio
Apr 25, 2017

100% Rad


Chumbawumba4ever97 posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUVi5OOIZeE

Protip: DuckDuckGo is sooooo much better at finding poo poo like this compared to Google. I searched for YEARS of this video from the 90s of these punk teens destroying these homes in this newly-developed housing area (throwing a bowling ball through a barney the dinosaur wall, microwaving a live fish, bashing poo poo in with bats) and it was a major news story in the early 90s but I could not find it for poo poo either from google search or by searching in youtube and found it immediately with DuckDuckGo.

I remember that news story!

Was that the one with the kids who were just demolishing brand new homes? IIRC, there was a shot where they'd punched a bunch of holes in a wall to look like a happy face?


^^also thanks for finding that Disney vid. It's still as creepy as it I remember it.

food court bailiff
Oct 2, 2007

fast n furious foodstuff



Soiled Meat

I really want a copy of Clue: The Great Museum Caper, drat it.

I've also been looking for this weird edutainment game I played in like '93, where I think you had just moved to a house and found an old coin or doubloon in your bedroom that let you talk to a ghost and learn about ....whaling, if I'm remembering correctly. Every few years I ask about this in the "help us remember a game" thread to no avail.

lurker2006
Jul 30, 2019


A made for TV movie that aired in one of the Nordic countries in either the late 80s or early 90s. It was a sci-fi horror that involved a covert scientific experiment going wrong in an isolated section of forest. From what I've heard it had a surprisingly engaging premise, the sort ready made for a mid budget hollywood adaption. It's unfortunately stuck in a rights battle that will likely never end, though for a short while dvd copies were sold online. I've forgotten both it's name and the defunct movie board it was discussed on. Hopefully I will not forget the relevant discussion on this dead gay forum when it inevitably shuts down.

edit: This post will hopefully be worth the 10$ spent.

lurker2006 fucked around with this message at 19:34 on Jul 30, 2019

OMFG FURRY
Jul 10, 2006

[snarky comment]

a soda dispersal technique for uniform coverage during a firing and kiln design/brick materials that can withstand multiple firings yearly and last around 20-30 years

Earwicker
Jan 6, 2003



Chinatown posted:

guacamole and sour cream, perfectly grilled marinated skirt steak, and perfectly crispy fries that aren't soggy

this is a result of a design flaw in the California burrito. wrapping fries up with a bunch of moist ingredients makes them soggy

The Walrus
Jul 9, 2002




Fun Shoe

I feel like fries in a burrito is an inherently poor choice, yes. They may have been inspired by the street Gyro but missed some of the key attributes (opening in the wrap of the pita, ability of pita to absorb some moisture better than tortilla, relative heat levels of ingredients (beans/rice/meat all hot in burrito vs only meat in gyro), and relative moisture levels between greek yogurt/crispy pork and sour cream/steak grease/pico)





my white whale is a decent bagel in Toronto

(that doesn't involve driving to lawrence and eglinton)

cormorant
Nov 3, 2010

by FactsAreUseless


I also remember seeing the kids destroying the newly built housing development.

For me it's a couple of different cars that I grew up with. The lovely part is that I've seen them pop up on craigslist but I didn't have the funds at the time.

Not a Children
Oct 9, 2012

$$ Pffft, what do squids know about spending money? $$





Grimey Drawer

The feeling of anticipation the moments before trying a new SNES game when I was 8

Moridin920
Nov 15, 2007

by FactsAreUseless


California burritos own, actually

Jenny Agutter
Mar 18, 2009



pseudanonymous posted:

I used to work at a group home for "severely and persistently mentally ill adults" which is basically the technical term for people who are truly crazy. Most of them have schizoid affective disorder diagnosis or something on that order, and I worked the night (11 pm to 7 am) shift. Obviously, rather than do my job I would sort of nap/sleep on the couch watching TV in the living room once I was done with the cleaning. One time I half woke up to this really trippy SYFY (it was still Sci-Fi then) movie (at least it was on the sci-fi channel) that had a sort of steampunk type look with people who were or became Egyptian gods and a city full of rails so people could ride tram cars around instead of you know.. regular cars. I think it was about a detective or something. And a guy with a hawk head (Osiris presumably) shot someone or something like that.

I'd like to see that movie in full but I've never been able to find it. Every few years I recall that it exists and try to track it down.

Might be Immortal (2004) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0314063/

pseudanonymous
Aug 30, 2008

When you make the second entry and the debits and credits balance, and you blow them to hell.


I think that's definitely it. Thank you!

A CRAB IRL
May 6, 2009

The Deadliest Crotch



Grimey Drawer

A French cartoon with English dubs called Robinson Sucroe that my sister and I loved. You can't get that poo poo ANYWHERE.

Edit: Mainly because it has an 18 year-old copyright legal case with 4 million dollars in damages that made it all the way to the supreme court of Canada attached to it, I just found out

A CRAB IRL fucked around with this message at 19:52 on Jul 30, 2019

cormorant
Nov 3, 2010

by FactsAreUseless


Clamps McGraw posted:

A French cartoon with English dubs called Robinson Sucroe that my sister and I loved. You can't get that poo poo ANYWHERE.

Aw poo poo don't get me started on french cartoons



try finding any but the first season of that show

Wall Balls
Jun 3, 2007

Spanish Castle Magic



this pre-youtube internet comedy skit about a guy who clicks a pop up ad for pony porn at work and it slowly destroys his life to the point of attempting - and failing - suicide. i only remember the line "the one with the ponies?"

Colonel Cancer
Sep 26, 2015

I thought it was time you had a new av so typed in random picture and this is what came up


A well paying career hahaha

Earwicker
Jan 6, 2003



The Walrus posted:

I feel like fries in a burrito is an inherently poor choice, yes. They may have been inspired by the street Gyro but missed some of the key attributes (opening in the wrap of the pita, ability of pita to absorb some moisture better than tortilla, relative heat levels of ingredients (beans/rice/meat all hot in burrito vs only meat in gyro), and relative moisture levels between greek yogurt/crispy pork and sour cream/steak grease/pico)

the fries in street gyros are also usually pretty soggy. and generally speaking just crappy fries because it doesnt matter you are supposed to be drunk when you eat those

A CRAB IRL
May 6, 2009

The Deadliest Crotch



Grimey Drawer

cormorant posted:

Aw poo poo don't get me started on french cartoons



try finding any but the first season of that show

AAAA AAAA AAA AA AA, SEARCHING FOR THE CIIII-IITIES OF GOOO-OLD

So you're 35-36 years old and British, right

HugeGrossBurrito
Mar 20, 2018

SIZE DOESN'T MATTER


Thereís a song itís very energetic and has lots of stings, no words, itís like a cross between music that would be in a western and classical. I think a late season simpsons episode used it and itís in a lot of media.

cormorant
Nov 3, 2010

by FactsAreUseless


Clamps McGraw posted:

AAAA AAAA AAA AA AA, SEARCHING FOR THE CIIII-IITIES OF GOOO-OLD

So you're 35-36 years old and British, right

American. Where do you get that specific age from?

OhsH
Jan 12, 2008

SHUT THE FUCK UP ZAPHOD


the fuckin escape from winnipeg amiga game cover or whatever the gently caress it was. TIA op

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A CRAB IRL
May 6, 2009

The Deadliest Crotch



Grimey Drawer

Both those shows played on the BBC in the same very tight time period. Worth a shot!

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