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by Thad
Fri Aug 23, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Truthiness! (Onion, Clickhole, etc.)
Replies: 223
Views: 36199

Re: Truthiness! (Onion, Clickhole, etc.)

by Thad
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:01 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: MST3K, Rifftrax, & sundry
Replies: 216
Views: 32059

Re: MST3K, Rifftrax, & sundry

Bill Corbett has a podcast. So far I've only listened to Ep. 7: Funhouse Fam Focus MARY JO PEHL , which, among other reasons it may be of interest to MiSTies, has the two of them talk a bit about how they feel about the new MST3K. They've got mixed feelings. They were happy to be involved in season...
by Thad
Thu Aug 22, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Healing Systems and The Games That Love Them
Replies: 12
Views: 136

Re: Healing Systems and The Games That Love Them

How do we classify the power bomb move in Super Metroid?
by Thad
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Doctor Who
Replies: 336
Views: 47920

Re: Doctor Who

And the set I'm currently listening to is a deliberate throwback to an era that caused public backlash for being too dark and violent, with the result that the producer was fired and they brought new people in to make it more kid-friendly. There's an entire series of audio box sets called "Phil...
by Thad
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Boomers: An analysis
Replies: 19
Views: 293

Re: Boomers: An analysis

I think there's something to this; it seems like I linked a Charles Stross article, ages ago, to the effect that Boomers still believe in the American Dream because they benefited from it, while Millennials don't because they haven't. Of course, that comes with a load of caveats, as any generalizati...
by Thad
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Election 2020 - Here we go again
Replies: 93
Views: 5226

Re: Election 2020 - Here we go again

Not going to lie; until about two days ago, I didn't know that Andrew Yang was actually a real person. Does anyone have any advance on this position? He's been all over the Futurology reddits making lots of the right noises about reforming capitalism, and yeah. Genuinely can't tell if this is a rea...
by Thad
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Doctor Who
Replies: 336
Views: 47920

Re: Doctor Who

Yeah, it started in the tenth anniversary special, The Three Doctors. And the Big Finish radio plays started in 1999, with a story featuring the Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Doctors, so there's always been that element of telling new stories with old Doctors. At first it was just those three, but event...
by Thad
Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Obituaries
Replies: 785
Views: 94713

Re: Obituaries

by Thad
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Doctor Who
Replies: 336
Views: 47920

Re: Doctor Who

I'm listening to a Tom Baker story (more on that later) and he's still great but there's really no ignoring that he's 80 years old and he doesn't sound the same as he did when he was forty. And that got me thinking -- of course McGann is the Doctor whose radio adventures most obviously benefit from ...
by Thad
Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Doctor Who
Replies: 336
Views: 47920

Re: Doctor Who

I picked up the first Diary of River Song set on sale for $15 (it still is; not sure if that's a permanent price drop or a sale). It's not bad. As Big Finish box sets tend to be, it's split up into four one-hour episodes. The first, The Boundless Sea, is the most standalone of the stories, and the o...
by Thad
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:45 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: The Brexit Boondoggle
Replies: 81
Views: 4396

Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

In any case, it seems like any deal which would genuinely prevent potential disaster would have to functionally amount to "Remain in the EU", or at the very, very least "Remain in the Common Market". Yeah, that's my take too. A bad Brexit deal will result in the same kind of cat...
by Thad
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: and Dead Tree Comics
Replies: 397
Views: 55218

Re: and Dead Tree Comics

You'd think they'd have learned from that time they did exactly the same thing with Don Rosa's essay about why he retired. Not strictly relevant, but...who thought it was a good idea to hire Spiegelman to write an introduction to a collection of superhero comics in the first damn place? I'm a huge a...
by Thad
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Obituaries
Replies: 785
Views: 94713

Re: Obituaries

Peter Fonda.
by Thad
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Netflix and Kill Me
Replies: 101
Views: 15511

Re: Netflix and Kill Me

I think I've talked about The Boys the comic before, but I read the first two issues and they reinforced my opinion of Garth Ennis: I respect his work but I don't like it. He's a talented writer but there's a real meanness to his stuff. That said: it's not for me but I get it; I'm glad it connects w...
by Thad
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Game musings and news
Replies: 1359
Views: 156598

Re: Game musings and news

I read a comment recently by a game designer, I forget which one, to the effect that Conan O'Brien's Clueless Gamer series is a masterclass on shit designers take for granted. I'm sort of perpetually late to the party, particularly on rapidly-evolving genres. I remember picking up Doom 3 and being b...
by Thad
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: The Brexit Boondoggle
Replies: 81
Views: 4396

Re: The Brexit Boondoggle

I'm *this close* to a lengthy digression on Starscream's arc in Till All Are One, but I realize it's not strictly pertinent and that's not the Starscream we're talking about. It may be interesting to observe, though, that '80s kids have grown up into fans who expect characters like Starscream and Me...
by Thad
Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 2111
Views: 215070

Re: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?

The first act of this week's All the President's Lawyers concerns Epstein. Ken White's take: The official story is the simplest, most plausible explanation. White describes jails and prisons as a culture of casual cruelty, neglect, and dehumanization. To the question of why Epstein wouldn't be subje...
by Thad
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Arizona is a blasted hellscape
Replies: 252
Views: 36912

Re: Arizona is a blasted hellscape

PS I'm on a VPN and can't edit Wikipedia, but would someone mind editing Andy Biggs's page? It claims his district is the same district John McCain used to represent, which is bullshit; McCain left the House 25 years before the current district lines were drawn.
by Thad
Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Arizona is a blasted hellscape
Replies: 252
Views: 36912

Re: Arizona is a blasted hellscape

I wouldn't exactly put it past Arizona voters to support a right-wing celebrity based on a hazily-remembered conception of past glory. Like I said, I think his chances in districts 3, 7, and 9 are nil and his chances in 1 and 2 are slim (though you presumably know more about 2 than I do). But I thin...
by Thad
Thu Aug 15, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Let's all go to the movies~
Replies: 1214
Views: 131802

Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Hobbs & Shaw is a deeply silly movie and I thoroughly enjoyed it.