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Re: Dark Matter News
« Reply #60 on: September 10, 2015, 11:13:50 AM »
In Spain, the "z", "ce", and "ci" are pronounced with a "th" sound.  Examples: cebolla (onion) is pronounced "theboya", gracias (thanks)= grathias, zebra= thebra.

Those too. What you are saying, in effect, Maureen, is that certain elements of a female nature on this thread are talking out of the back of their ignorant necks and not prepared to admit they are wrong.  ;)

Re: Dark Matter News
« Reply #61 on: September 10, 2015, 11:18:29 AM »
In Spain, the "z", "ce", and "ci" are pronounced with a "th" sound.  Examples: cebolla (onion) is pronounced "theboya", gracias (thanks)= grathias, zebra= thebra.

In South Carolina, the "ing" is pronounced with the "in" sound. Examples: hunting is pronounced "huntin`", "drinking" = drinkin`

Used in a sentence: "I reckon Me and ol` Billy Joe might do some huntin` and drinkin` this here Tuesday.

Re: Dark Matter News
« Reply #62 on: September 10, 2015, 11:20:45 AM »
In Spain, the "z", "ce", and "ci" are pronounced with a "th" sound.  Examples: cebolla (onion) is pronounced "theboya", gracias (thanks)= grathias, zebra= thebra.


The rain in Thpain falls mainly on the plain.

Thank you both.

Re: Dark Matter News
« Reply #63 on: September 10, 2015, 11:21:13 AM »
Those too. What you are saying, in effect, Maureen, is that certain elements of a female nature on this thread are talking out of the back of their ignorant necks and not prepared to admit they are wrong.  ;)

No sweetie, she was agreeing with me.

Re: Dark Matter News
« Reply #64 on: September 10, 2015, 11:23:43 AM »
In South Carolina, the "ing" is pronounced with the "in" sound. Examples: hunting is pronounced "huntin`", "drinking" = drinkin`



George Noory must be from South Carolina.

Re: Dark Matter News
« Reply #65 on: September 10, 2015, 11:28:56 AM »

George Noory must be from South Carolina.

Not a chance. He`d been gator food long ago.

Re: Dark Matter News
« Reply #66 on: September 10, 2015, 11:29:19 AM »
No sweetie, she was agreeing with me.

We obviously have very different dictionaries if you think 'agreement' involves contradicting every statement you made.

Re: Dark Matter News
« Reply #67 on: September 10, 2015, 11:31:20 AM »
We obviously have very different dictionaries if you think 'agreement' involves contradicting every statement you made.

Oh my God....I don't even know what to say anymore. Go back and re-read the last few posts.

Re: Dark Matter News
« Reply #68 on: September 10, 2015, 11:32:20 AM »
Not a chance. He`d been gator food long ago.

Hmm....maybe we could all pitch in for an all expenses paid vacay for Snoory to South Carolina.

Re: Dark Matter News
« Reply #69 on: September 10, 2015, 11:41:53 AM »
From an insular existence to a growing awareness of "other worlds", language is always the first to show the cultural changes!

 ;D Oh "pompous pomposity of snob-joy snores!" (laffin' at self!)

Re: Dark Matter News
« Reply #70 on: September 10, 2015, 11:46:50 AM »
I don't even know what to say anymore.

Well, that's a step in the right direction at least!  ;)

Re: Dark Matter News
« Reply #71 on: September 10, 2015, 11:55:15 AM »
From an insular existence to a growing awareness of "other worlds", language is always the first to show the cultural changes!

 ;D Oh "pompous pomposity of snob-joy snores!" (laffin' at self!)

Boy howdy! That`s the dang truth, ain`t it?

Re: Dark Matter News
« Reply #72 on: September 10, 2015, 12:02:01 PM »
From an insular existence to a growing awareness of "other worlds", language is always the first to show the cultural changes!

 ;D Oh "pompous pomposity of snob-joy snores!" (laffin' at self!)

Do you ever listen to A Way with Words? It's my favorite show.

http://www.waywordradio.org/

Re: Dark Matter News
« Reply #73 on: September 10, 2015, 12:18:21 PM »
Do you ever listen to A Way with Words? It's my favorite show.

http://www.waywordradio.org/
Thank you so much!! I love these sort of displays of quick wit and rapid repartee! I grew up listening to the BBC's My Word... and the Goon Show! Marked me for life!! .... that and a theatrical upbringing. Carry on!

Re: Dark Matter News
« Reply #74 on: September 10, 2015, 12:25:39 PM »
At first the mistakes didn't bother me and I still don't care about it myself however I think it makes Art's show look bad.  I feel like Leo doesn't spend enough time producing his clips. It's very amateurish.  I feel like he needs to slow down and review his pieces before he sends them in.

Exactly and exactly.

Re: Dark Matter News
« Reply #75 on: September 12, 2015, 11:44:42 AM »
Repeatedly calling a Delta V rocket a shuttle. Straight up garbage.

And don't get me started on the "corespondents" using internet handles as names. "Kingslayer"? Is Nikolaj Coster-Waldau providing reports?

Re: Dark Matter News
« Reply #76 on: September 16, 2015, 06:27:22 PM »
The thought I keep having is "Hey, Leo -- if you're not sure how to pronounce something, wouldn't it make more sense to go find out, rather than just take a stab at it?"

RE: editing... yes, as an audio engineer/voice-over artist/former radio guy, I can tell you that when he's recording, he's doing mid-sentence pick-ups (re-takes), which is the completely wrong way to do it. You can edit mid-sentence, but you have to start the pick-up way further back, so that the flow and intonation is natural and correct. And sensical. He's got all these weird intonations coming out of nowhere. This is why.

And if I hear that little Wink Martindale chuckle of his going out of one more cast, I may have to bitch slap someone. Anyone.

Re: Dark Matter News
« Reply #77 on: September 17, 2015, 11:36:29 PM »
That voodoo "story" hurt my brain. Incoherent message board posts as radio.

Re: Dark Matter News
« Reply #78 on: September 18, 2015, 12:41:59 AM »
I don't know if this was the first time I heard this, but Leo said the audience can write in with their own stories?  I'm not sure how I feel about that as a valid method of news research.  But screw it, I wanna be part of all this somehow, so maybe I'll send something in.  :D

Re: Dark Matter News
« Reply #79 on: September 18, 2015, 07:32:35 AM »
(Breathy voice) Hiiii, I'm Aimee, and I'm here to sex you up, I mean read the news like I am about to make my O face.



Really?! Now on top of having to deal with Leo we will also have Amy or whatever her name is doing a porn version of reading the news? Just read the damn news already without the cheesy gimmicks.

Re: Dark Matter News
« Reply #80 on: September 18, 2015, 08:13:03 AM »

Really?! Now on top of having to deal with Leo we will also have Amy or whatever her name is doing a porn version of reading the news? Just read the damn news already without the cheesy gimmicks.

I find your attitude frivolous, sir.


RE: editing... yes, as an audio engineer/voice-over artist/former radio guy, I can tell you that when he's recording, he's doing mid-sentence pick-ups (re-takes), which is the completely wrong way to do it. You can edit mid-sentence, but you have to start the pick-up way further back, so that the flow and intonation is natural and correct. And sensical. He's got all these weird intonations coming out of nowhere. This is why.

Thank you for your insight. I usually listen on headphones, which makes it sound even more bizarre. The lack of natural pauses is very disturbing, as all the words seem to fall over each other and turn into a word soup that nobody can understand. It's as though he has this idea in his head that there is a 'right way' to do these segments, but nobody has had the balls to tell him that it is totally fucked-up. Quite why Art hasn't had a word by now is something I can't understand. It's all so glaringly amateurish and sub-par that it gives a slight air of ham-fisted shittiness to the whole production.

Re: Dark Matter News
« Reply #81 on: September 18, 2015, 09:00:42 AM »
This guy makes Noory sound like Orson Welles. Just listening to the Weatherly episode. First of all, Amy sounds like a hostage reading out a ransom note, and then we get Leo to show us how it's done. At about 01:11.05, he says, "the deer got parp parp fencing". Fucked up beyond all human help or reason.

Re: Dark Matter News
« Reply #82 on: September 18, 2015, 12:38:18 PM »
I find your attitude frivolous, sir.


Duly noted, madam.

Re: Dark Matter News
« Reply #83 on: September 18, 2015, 03:11:25 PM »
Repeated transgression: "accrost" for "across."

Last week, when referring to an eclipse: "umbrella" for "umbra." [face palm] I kid you not.

Re: Dark Matter News
« Reply #84 on: September 18, 2015, 03:16:23 PM »
I just have always assumed "Leo" was a computer-generated voice algorithm.

Re: Dark Matter News
« Reply #85 on: September 18, 2015, 03:23:54 PM »
Repeated transgression: "accrost" for "across."

Last week, when referring to an eclipse: "umbrella" for "umbra." [face palm] I kid you not.

Noticed Ashcraft mistaking "wide girth" for "wide berth" and choosing to say the wrong definition/pronunciation of "Live", as in to remain alive or be in person, while stating "livestrong.com" 

Re: Dark Matter News
« Reply #86 on: September 18, 2015, 03:28:19 PM »
Noticed Ashcraft mistaking "wide girth" for "wide berth" and choosing to say the wrong definition/pronunciation of "Live", as in to remain alive or be in person, while stating "livestrong.com"
I caught those also. Though I think the newer software version will handle this better in the future. In a way though "Leo's" bumbling and computer-generated speech reminds me of Dave's awfulness with pronunciation, grammar, etc and makes me laugh and appreciate even more that we have Art back.

Re: Dark Matter News
« Reply #87 on: September 18, 2015, 03:32:28 PM »
I caught those also. Though I think the newer software version will handle this better in the future. In a way though "Leo's" bumbling and computer-generated speech reminds me of Dave's awfulness with pronunciation, grammar, etc and makes me laugh and appreciate even more that we have Art back.

You must be either a glass half-full kind of guy, or terrifyingly insane. If this man gets any worse he will merit his own 'Leo Ashcraft Sucks' Website.

Re: Dark Matter News
« Reply #88 on: September 18, 2015, 03:33:02 PM »
Repeated transgression: "accrost" for "across."

Last week, when referring to an eclipse: "umbrella" for "umbra." [face palm] I kid you not.

Maybe he is Noory's son and the fumblegums apple doesn't fall far from the fumblegums tree.

Re: Dark Matter News
« Reply #89 on: September 18, 2015, 04:44:53 PM »

Last week, when referring to an eclipse: "umbrella" for "umbra." [face palm] I kid you not.

That one crossed my eyes for sure.