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by Thad
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Science!
Replies: 614
Views: 61149

Re: Science!

Mongrel wrote:So, if you want to get technical, it's actually white folks who are the genetically "evil" race.


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by Thad
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1637
Views: 123207

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

Of course maybe none of that even mattered, being too subtle to have much impact, but Putin's overall strategy was to literally throw everything he had at fucking with the election, hoping some of it would stick, so any small impact is still part of a smaller picture. I think that's the right of it...
by Thad
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Let's all go to the movies~
Replies: 1031
Views: 86033

Re: Let's all go to the movies~

they moved the entire population from sorna to help populate nublar for jurassic world's initial opening every single dinosaur yes that is the actual explanation aren't you glad that it's not dumb Makes sense. Moving every single dinosaur from one island to another certainly seems like the kind of ...
by Thad
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Let's all go to the movies~
Replies: 1031
Views: 86033

Re: Let's all go to the movies~

Jurassic Park 5 is exactly what you expect from a Jurassic Park movie at this point: some pretty cool dinosaurs, surrounded by a bunch of dumb bullshit. Chief among the dumb bullshit: not one single thing that happens during this movie makes any sense if you remember there is a second island full of...
by Thad
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: The... *Democrats* will eat themselves?
Replies: 17
Views: 1608

Re: The... *Democrats* will eat themselves?

So, uh.

Who the fuck said "Hey, let's ask the guy who ran as the pro-war Democrat in 2004 what the Democrats should do to win elections"?
by Thad
Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Star Wars
Replies: 477
Views: 40333

Re: Star Wars

Yeah, I took a long break about that point too. I really liked season 3 overall, though. It sounds like you may have stopped right before they went to Mandalore? Because that's where it goes from episodic to mostly having a continuous arc for the rest of the season. I really like the Mandalore arc; ...
by Thad
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Obscure Old Games
Replies: 33
Views: 407

Re: Obscure Old Games

I somehow stumbled across this while searching for information on Mr. A comics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U3mR_a7nbiE I have never played this game and was unaware there was an Usagi Yojimbo game until approximately 90 seconds ago. However, per Wikipedia , it was well-received upon its release...
by Thad
Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Free and Cheap Comics
Replies: 132
Views: 19474

Re: Free and Cheap Comics

Comixology sales for Comic-Con week. I bought Witzend , Wally Wood's seminal anthology of creator-owned comics by a murderer's row of the best American comics artists of the 1960s, which may be best known as the series where Mr. A first appeared. Witzend was collected in its entirety a few years ag...
by Thad
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Your Facebook Timeline
Topic: Spam Bam Thank You Mam
Replies: 23
Views: 4534

Re: Spam Bam Thank You Mam

Yeah, I guess I can see it as some kind of A/B testing thing. Or a local file to fall back on in case the scraper stops working (gets IP-blocked by the website it's scraping or whatever).
by Thad
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: War. War never changes. (Except when it does)
Replies: 251
Views: 30969

Re: War. War never changes. (Except when it does)

The Emoji Movie showed up on my Netflix homepage under "Imaginative Movies" the other day.

Which was kind of like how Blockbuster used to shelve 2001 in the "Action" section.
by Thad
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Justice
Replies: 77
Views: 9587

Re: Justice

That's, uh...hm. Actually kinda feels like a decent argument for civil asset forfeiture, at first glance. It seems pretty fundamentally different when the property being confiscated and charged with a crime is 30 abused animals. As far as an actual legal distinction, though, I'm not sure the rationa...
by Thad
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Let's all go to the movies~
Replies: 1031
Views: 86033

Re: Let's all go to the movies~

...you know what, I take it back. Actually I think the best Mr. A story is the one with the ex-con who goes straight. It's the only Mr. A story that has even the slightest bit of complexity to its morality. (Basically, the moral of that one is that the scales can be balanced and redemption is possib...
by Thad
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Your Facebook Timeline
Topic: Spam Bam Thank You Mam
Replies: 23
Views: 4534

Re: Spam Bam Thank You Mam

From: Trending News Subject: Shocking News: Megyn Kelly has abruptly exited Fox News! I'm...honestly kind of curious how that even works. If you're scraping headlines to try and get somebody to open an e-mail with "shocking news" in it, shouldn't it be, like...trivially simple to write a ...
by Thad
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: TV Series On The Television
Replies: 480
Views: 41917

Re: TV Series On The Television

Mongrel wrote:A lot of newspapers are straight-up ditching their comments sections

Which mostly means shunting everything off to Facebook and Twitter and expecting them to moderate.
by Thad
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Let's all go to the movies~
Replies: 1031
Views: 86033

Re: Let's all go to the movies~

1001181514090954752 oh my god EDIT: Just a reminder! https://media.giphy.com/media/D5Ag2k5CwYrF6/giphy.gif You know what I just thought of that I can't get out of my head? How much I would have loved to see Ditko review Man of Steel and tear Snyder a new one for being a bad objectivist. I'm not sur...
by Thad
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:14 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Obscure Old Games
Replies: 33
Views: 407

Re: Obscure Old Games

Back in this era, the slick hotness every PC gamer RPG fan was playing was Baldur's Gate or maybe Icewind Dale. Torment is built using the same engine, but it doesn't resemble those games in any other way. I bought the D&D Anthology (the Baldur'ses, the Icewinds, Torment, and evidently somethin...
by Thad
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Media
Topic: TV Series On The Television
Replies: 480
Views: 41917

Re: TV Series On The Television

I need to stop reading the [...] comments section. I feel like it'd be worth starting a new thread to discuss why online discourse sucks so badly now. I think, as much as anything, it's that the need for skilled, active moderation increases dramatically as the size of the community does, but large ...
by Thad
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Media
Topic: TV Series On The Television
Replies: 480
Views: 41917

Re: TV Series On The Television

Apparently the sequence everyone is talking about is the one where he convinces a bunch of NRA members and congresscritters to support a law mandating the arming of toddlers. And with good reason. I can confirm that that segment was excellent, and makes a good case for the show (and for waiting unt...
by Thad
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Media
Topic: TV Series On The Television
Replies: 480
Views: 41917

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: 33
Views: 407

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...