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by Thad
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Media
Topic: TV Series On The Television
Replies: 472
Views: 41548

Re: TV Series On The Television

Any framing of this show that doesn't center on his predatory history is an invalid one. ...there is a guy in the Ars Technica comments section right now who is arguing that Joss Whedon's behavior isn't anti-feminist, because if he were gay he would treat men just as badly as he treats women. I nee...
by Thad
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Obscure Old Games
Replies: 17
Views: 129

Re: Obscure Old Games

I feel like I should put my SD2SNES to work and try Terranigma. (I started Soul Blazer and liked it okay but quit because I found the bosses to be too much of a slog. Never played Illusion of Gaia.) But the SNES is in my office and I'm doing most of my gaming in my living room lately. Mostly because...
by Thad
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Media
Topic: TV Series On The Television
Replies: 472
Views: 41548

Re: TV Series On The Television

I expect that, like most political comedy shows, YouTube clips and word of mouth will allow the best segments to rise to the top.
by Thad
Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: TV Series On The Television
Replies: 472
Views: 41548

Re: TV Series On The Television

I'm only 10 minutes or so into Who Is America? but so far yep, it sure is a Sacha Baron Cohen show. Baron Cohen's work is hit-or-miss because the reactions of his interviewees are out of his control. In his first segment, he plays an Alex Jones type and talks to Bernie Sanders. And I get opening wit...
by Thad
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Obscure Old Games
Replies: 17
Views: 129

Re: Obscure Old Games

Friday wrote:top ten reasons Guile is Magus

I came very close to ending my post with "I can't rename your threads anymore."
by Thad
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Obscure Old Games
Replies: 17
Views: 129

Re: Obscure Old Games

Friday wrote:"top ten old games that you probably haven't played"

Okay but could you make it not sound like a Looper headline?
by Thad
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News
Replies: 927
Views: 84002

Re: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News

Certainly. Even assuming the "we're doing it to call attention to the problem" line is sincere and not an ass-pull defense of a bad idea, it's not as if the Game Show Network is known for its sophisticated social commentary. Even if the show's being made with the best of intentions, it's a...
by Thad
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:18 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1625
Views: 122624

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

Maybe there's something about the nomination process that I don't understand, but even if Kavanaugh doesn't work out, I'm not seeing it making a lot of difference either way. I mean, as much as I'd like to rejoice over anyone connected to this administration stepping down or getting fired or not ge...
by Thad
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: and Dead Tree Comics
Replies: 366
Views: 38380

Re: and Dead Tree Comics

Brentai wrote:Gotta wonder if the idea is to make Star Wars more appealing to Black Panther's audience.

Yep, checks out.
by Thad
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Media
Topic: and Dead Tree Comics
Replies: 366
Views: 38380

Re: and Dead Tree Comics

I really don't know what to make of the Black Panther. In. SPAAAAAAAAAACE! arc. "Okay, you guys, we've got a real opportunity here. New fanbase, new #1. You know what to do. Let's change the Black Panther comic up to appeal to our new audience. Let's make it more like that wildly popular movie....
by Thad
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1625
Views: 122624

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

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh piled up credit card debt by purchasing Nationals tickets, White House says Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh incurred tens of thousands of dollars of credit card debt buying baseball tickets over the past decade and at times reported liabilities that co...
by Thad
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Let's all go to the movies~
Replies: 1023
Views: 85600

Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Blomkamp to direct Robocop movie. Screenplay is by Ed Neumeier, who co-wrote the original.

Course, don't take for granted that this is going to happen until they actually start shooting. I'm still bummed Blomkamp didn't get to make that Alien movie he was working on.
by Thad
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News
Replies: 927
Views: 84002

Re: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News

New game show 'Paid Off' offers chance to eliminate student loan debt If this isn't the point where you say the student loan system is fucked, then nothing will get through. That's actually the point, at least according to the people making the show . “One of the mantras is ‘an absurd show to match...
by Thad
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Let's all go to the movies~
Replies: 1023
Views: 85600

Re: Let's all go to the movies~

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by Thad
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Your Facebook Timeline
Topic: Fun Facts
Replies: 422
Views: 45966

Re: Fun Facts

While we're on the subject: Budiansky named Megatron, but not Optimus Prime. Denny O'Neil named Optimus Prime. (EDIT: Better link; now goes to a Comic Book Legends Revealed column instead of a line on O'Neil's Wikipedia page.) Those of you who are comics fans know who O'Neil is. Those of you who are...
by Thad
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Your Facebook Timeline
Topic: A take so hot I think I got singed reading it.
Replies: 187
Views: 9890

Re: A take so hot I think I got singed reading it.

...I mean, obviously these guys know Jesus was crucified. Do they not get that that means he was executed for breaking the law?
by Thad
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1625
Views: 122624

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

Meanwhile, yup, Kavanaugh's about exactly what you'd expect. I don't have the heart for any kind of in-depth analysis. Is 11:45 AM on a Wednesday too early to start drinking? What if it's the last day of my vacation?
by Thad
Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1625
Views: 122624

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

Don't underestimate emotional intelligence. Donald The Trump doesn't understand a lot of things but he understands how to get in good with the "right" people; the fact that he entirely planned and succeeded in taking over the country by losing the popular vote is proof of that. I get your...
by Thad
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Your Facebook Timeline
Topic: Fun Facts
Replies: 422
Views: 45966

Re: Fun Facts

Me too, but the Nurse Ratched reference is per an interview with Bob Budiansky , who was the first writer on the Marvel comics and named a good big bunch of the characters (as well as writing the bios on their packaging). I read about it in the end notes in Transformers vs. GI Joe , though it's also...
by Thad
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1625
Views: 122624

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

Dang. Did Obama sound to Trump voters the way Trump sounds to us? That would explain a lot, but... I think the better question is, does Trump sound to them the way Obama sounds to us? There are people who legitimately believe that he is a smart man. There are a whole lot of things in the Trump vote...