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    That's really incredible of you, Stu. I don't know what else to say.

    Thank you so much.
    Any time, meg!

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    Sad story below. Skip if not in the mood to be sad.

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    In the States, does it negatively affect your credit rating to check your credit rating?

    Because that's how it is up here, and that is some diabolical, top tier bullshit.
    "All right, that's too hot. Anything we can do about that heat?"

    "Rick...it's a flamethrower."

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    In the States, does it negatively affect your credit rating to check your credit rating?

    Because that's how it is up here, and that is some diabolical, top tier bullshit.
    As I understand it, yes, some routes of checking your rating does affect your rating in the states. But I think there has been a few new avenues where it doesn't, if ads are to be believed.

    But I agree, that is that much more proof that there are them...and there are us.

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    Balls-out hilarious to me how brazen so many of these stupid Facebook meme "quizzes" are as marketing tools. Quizzes that my own mom loves to answer out of fun. Like "If the cast of the last television show you watched was planning your wedding, who is planning your wedding?? " That's just....finding out what television show people watched recently. This shit sucks and is super inane, but I guess it's less poisonous than the questions designed to fish for people's password clues or questions like "If the first 5 digits of your SSN were your weight, how much would you weigh?? LOL."

    Incredible.
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    I hope Salt Bae crashes and burns.
    "All right, that's too hot. Anything we can do about that heat?"

    "Rick...it's a flamethrower."

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    Quote Quoting megladon8 (view post)
    I hope Salt Bae crashes and burns.
    Take a look at his menu pricing.

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    Quote Quoting Ezee E (view post)
    Take a look at his menu pricing.
    That's why I hope he crashes and burns.

    Charging those prices is absurd enough. Then keeps all tips, and wants to hire a chef for $12/hour?

    Get fucked.
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    "Rick...it's a flamethrower."

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    Gas station clerk aka total stranger: you look hungover. Are you? Because you look really hungover.
    Me, not hungover at all: no, I have a cold
    Clerk: like a stomach flu?
    Me: no, just head and sinuses and...
    Clerk: I've had pnemonia for 2 weeks now.
    Me: um
    Clerk: the antibiotics haven't done a thing.
    Me:...

    This is why I hate going out in public. WHY AM I IN THIS CONVERSATION? WHO SAYS THAT TO A TOTAL STRANGER? Okay I look sleep deprived but that was so out of the blue cold open and kinda rude? So I look like hell, I've got a wicked head cold. Sigh. I simply do not know how to interact with most of the populace, so I stare blankly, don't say anything, and walk away.

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    The Commish liked one of my tweets. I assume I don't have to inform Twitter of my newly acquired elite status...

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    You all good, Ivan? That was one nasty tornado system from what I've heard via Twitter.
    Blog!

    I really don't care anymore
    About all the Jim-Jim's in this town
    And all the politicians makin' crazy sounds
    And everybody puttin' everybody else down
    And all the dead bodies piled up in mounds

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    It is wonderous exposing the children to movies you love.

    I've waited a long time for this, and I finally felt they were ready. Last night I showed my boys (9 and 7) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. I'm sure you may be asking, "Why Temple first?". Multiple reasons. 1. It was my first Indy adventure, 2. its technically the first Indy adventure, 3. I want them to appreciate the entry that lots of people love to hate (which I dont know why).

    They loved it. They were shocked, horrified, thrilled, had a blast. Its delightful showing them little bits of horror as they grow. Just a bit to scare them, but not enough to damage them. I feel pacing such things is a skill.

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    Quote Quoting DFA1979 (view post)
    You all good, Ivan? That was one nasty tornado system from what I've heard via Twitter.
    He said on FB he was safe. Sorry I should've reported sooner

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    Yep, MadMan. I'm good! Thanks for the concern.

    Skitch, are you good?
    Last Five Films I've Seen (Out of 5)

    Red Rocket (Baker, 2021) 4.5
    The Tender Bar (Clooney, 2021) 3
    The Lost Daughter (Gyllenhaal, 2021) 4.5
    Being The Ricardos (Sorkin, 2021) 3.5
    Encanto (Bush/Howard, 2021) 4
    Donít Look Up (McKay, 2021) 2.5
    The Worst Person In The World (Trier, 2021) 4
    Tick, Tick. . .BOOM! (Manuel-Miranda, 2021) 4.5
    Luca (Casarosa, 2021) 4
    Cyrano (Wright, 2021) 4
    Memoria (Weerasethakul, 2021) 4.5
    The Summit of the Gods (Imbert, 2021) 4
    Bad Luck Banging or Looney Porn (Jude, 2021) 3
    Faya Dayi (Beshir, 2021) 4

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    I'm not dead yet. I don't want to go on the cart.

    I see the neurologist Monday.

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    Quote Quoting Skitch (view post)
    I'm not dead yet. I don't want to go on the cart.

    I see the neurologist Monday.
    Hope it goes well, man. We're thinking about you.
    Last Five Films I've Seen (Out of 5)

    Red Rocket (Baker, 2021) 4.5
    The Tender Bar (Clooney, 2021) 3
    The Lost Daughter (Gyllenhaal, 2021) 4.5
    Being The Ricardos (Sorkin, 2021) 3.5
    Encanto (Bush/Howard, 2021) 4
    Donít Look Up (McKay, 2021) 2.5
    The Worst Person In The World (Trier, 2021) 4
    Tick, Tick. . .BOOM! (Manuel-Miranda, 2021) 4.5
    Luca (Casarosa, 2021) 4
    Cyrano (Wright, 2021) 4
    Memoria (Weerasethakul, 2021) 4.5
    The Summit of the Gods (Imbert, 2021) 4
    Bad Luck Banging or Looney Porn (Jude, 2021) 3
    Faya Dayi (Beshir, 2021) 4

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    Quote Quoting Ivan Drago (view post)
    Yep, MadMan. I'm good! Thanks for the concern.

    Skitch, are you good?
    Cool. Also wait Skitch is dead? Oh not dead yet. That's good.
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    I really don't care anymore
    About all the Jim-Jim's in this town
    And all the politicians makin' crazy sounds
    And everybody puttin' everybody else down
    And all the dead bodies piled up in mounds

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    May be well on my way, but not dead yet mother fuckers.

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    A discussion on Watchmen (the movie) on another forum reminded me, how on Earth can a movie both be so faithful to a fault (like preserving the endless cutting back-and-forth during [
    ] something that worked far better in the comic format, which tends to be less sensitive to the issues of pacing that a movie is), while also completely missing the whole point of the comic's deconstruction of superhero mythos, like when Snyder took one panel of this...



    ...and turned it into this?:



    Those characters weren't meant to be "badasses", Zack!

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    The HBO show and the movie could make for a great essay on why the TV medium is better suited for certain types of stories. Granted, it went off in its own direction, but I certainly think it hits everything that the comic did.

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    Hm I dunno.

    I think taking "Watchmen" at face value is an reasonable way to approach the work. I think Zach got it fine. He just didn't care about the comic's deeper meanings. The dude makes movies for teenage boys. He knows what he's about.

    That Snyder was able to skim along the surface and produce something watchable and entertaining (?) is in itself a criticism of Moore and Gibbons' work (although probably and unintentional one). Maaaaaaybe one Moore should have paid more attention to.

    Not a fan of the TV show, which started strong but then went off into cliched tangents. Lindelof seemed like he wanted to say something BIG and IMPORTANT about race in America, and the show plays like it was made for an audience of high school teachers making out their next week's lesson plan. Too much eat-your-vegetables style dogma. Too much tut tutting and finger wagging and good intentions, but with the same old stoic heroes and shallow villains. The ending was doubleplusungood. And he sorta missed the point of Dr Manhattan by a long country mile.

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    I don't think Moore can accept any kind of criticism. He only gives it. Constantly. Incessantly.
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    Die Hard works because itís only Christmas-adjacent:


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    Just out of curiosity, if you guys had to pick just one film to be the most representive, uh, representation for every rating you use on your personal scale (like the first movie you think of when you think of movies with that rating), which ones would you choose? Personally, while I actually haven't used every rating on my scale, for the ones I have (from 5 to 10​, because going lower than that would be getting into MST3K territory...):

    10: Schindler's List
    9.25: There Will Be Blood
    9: Drive
    8.75: The Road Warrior
    8.5: Collateral
    8.25: Star Wars: The Last Jedi
    8: Guardians Of The Galaxy: Vol. 2
    7.75: Avengers: Age Of Ultron
    7.5: Reservoir Dogs
    7: American Gangster
    6.75: Hereditary
    6.5: The Avengers
    6: Justice League (the theatrical version)
    5.5: Prometheus
    5: Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn Of Justice

    You?
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    Hey that's a very cool and challenging question.

    Give me a few hours and I'll put something together.
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