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Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:17 am

This might be old news but watching NCIS tonight 1/24/2012, Lily Tomlin has a bonsai collection. It is seen twice, once with some "students" taking pictures, etc. and later she is working on her trees, looks like a Juniper of some kind, maybe literati style. I wonder whose trees they are; I think Ernie Kou of LA rented trees to the movies in the past.

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Post  drgonzo on Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:20 am

You know,

Not to betray myself as TOO much of a dork but if anyone ever watches Star Trek the Next Generation you may notice the set dressings are often sprinkled with various specimen bonsai, mostly conifers, that I believe belonged to Mike Okuda one of the shows visual designers.
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Post  coh on Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:21 am

Jay, I think the better word would be "nerd".

And we already knew!

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Post  drgonzo on Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:24 am

coh wrote:Jay, I think the better word would be "nerd".

And we already knew!

I knew it!

It was when I compared Voles in my storage space to the Borg.

Thats what did it
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Post  coh on Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:26 am

I'll admit I missed that reference. I assume "the borg" is from one of the later Star Trek series? I was a big fan of the original but could never get into the later series. So I guess I'm a different kind of nerd...

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Post  Poink88 on Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:28 am

coh wrote:I'll admit I missed that reference. I assume "the borg" is from one of the later Star Trek series? I was a big fan of the original but could never get into the later series. So I guess I'm a different kind of nerd...
You mean you never met 7 of 9? Oh you missed out! LOL

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Post  Poink88 on Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:32 am

Last bonsai I've seen is on a "Phineas and Ferb" (cartoon) show. My daughter even paused it to show me. LOL

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Post  Rob Kempinski on Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:11 pm

I watched the Plant of the Ape movie (new release) on a plane this weekend and the head of the drug company has a bonsai in his office - looked like a juniper.

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Post  marcus watts on Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:07 pm

i watched karate kid once.............................. Very Happy Very Happy

poink - does 7 of 9 do bonsai ? thats my perfect woman then cheers

haha,

Marcus

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Post  Bob Pressler on Sat Jan 28, 2012 2:21 am

When the new BAtman comes out there will be 7-8 large bonsai in the newspaper publishers board room- they all came from me! Its actually not a bad little sideline renting trees for commercials or movies even better tv shows because its a long term rental and maintenance.

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Post  Fore on Sat Jan 28, 2012 5:23 am

Very Cool Bob!! And inventive Wink

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Post  Guest on Sat Jan 28, 2012 1:18 pm

I saw a recent cartoon- "Incredible Hulk"- Avengers
The story goes like this; a future scene with very old Bruce Banner (Hulk's alter ego), retired from heroes work, is living inside a cave in a desert...Guess what his hobby is? yeh you are right!, at the same time it apparently controls his anger. Lot of bonsais were shown with different styles and sizes. I think the illustrator did his homework well. Razz

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Post  coh on Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:21 pm

Sort of related...there was a series of TV commercials a while back that featured a young person lamenting about her poor old parents and their dull lifestyle. The commercial cut back and forth between the two. And of course it showed the older parents out having all kinds of fun, dancing, traveling, etc...while the younger person was at home, reading, etc. One of the clips showed the younger person trimming a bonsai - the obvious implication being that it was a boring activity!

Did anyone else see that? I admit that I found it somewhat insulting...but it's probably the way most people view bonsai. Note, I have no idea what the commercial was for...

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Post  Poink88 on Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:33 pm

coh wrote:Sort of related...there was a series of TV commercials a while back that featured a young person lamenting about her poor old parents and their dull lifestyle. The commercial cut back and forth between the two. And of course it showed the older parents out having all kinds of fun, dancing, traveling, etc...while the younger person was at home, reading, etc. One of the clips showed the younger person trimming a bonsai - the obvious implication being that it was a boring activity!

Did anyone else see that? I admit that I found it somewhat insulting...but it's probably the way most people view bonsai. Note, I have no idea what the commercial was for...

Not sure but I think it is a vehicle commercial, supposedly showing how versatile it is.

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Post  Bob Pressler on Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:26 pm

Might of been a Ford commerical- I've supplied bonsai's for several of them.

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Post  Poink88 on Sun Jan 29, 2012 2:43 pm

Bob Pressler wrote:When the new BAtman comes out there will be 7-8 large bonsai in the newspaper publishers board room- they all came from me! Its actually not a bad little sideline renting trees for commercials or movies even better tv shows because its a long term rental and maintenance.
Looks like you have a good gig going Bob! bounce

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Post  Bob Pressler on Sun Jan 29, 2012 7:31 pm

It all adds up.

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Post  coh on Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:31 pm

Bob Pressler wrote:Might of been a Ford commerical- I've supplied bonsai's for several of them.

I found it on youtube...it's a Toyota commercial (look at about the 18 second mark). Don't know if that's a real tree - does it look familiar?


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Post  Bob Pressler on Mon Jan 30, 2012 3:37 am

Nope can't say I do.

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Post  openxcellaus on Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:22 am

Yes, I saw it too. It was great and I plan on watching again, I remember seeing a plaque for any clues.

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