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by Thad
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Arizona is a blasted hellscape
Replies: 156
Views: 12649

Re: Arizona is a blasted hellscape

Judge Bolton upholds Arpaio's conviction. He won't face any punishment, but he's still a convicted criminal.

Arpaio's appealing, of course.
by Thad
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:57 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Weird Al
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Re: Weird Al

(Also please read the Nathan Rabin entries. It makes me sad every time he talks about how they're the lowest trafficked posts he does.) He did mention an uptick after Al recently linked it from his Twitter; hopefully some of the new readers stick around. I also think that feature in particular is l...
by Thad
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:54 am
Forum: Media
Topic: The Star Trek Thread
Replies: 187
Views: 14284

Re: The Star Trek Thread

That's already my headcanon for the Kelvin Timeline.
by Thad
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Game musings and news
Replies: 1046
Views: 68414

Re: Game musings and news

Analogue Co is releasing a followup to the Analogue Nt, the Super Nt ; Parish has a typically thorough rundown of what we know so far. Chiefly: this one's a lot cheaper; it's made of plastic and only has two controller ports (and doesn't come with a controller, though it's got out-of-the-box compati...
by Thad
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Weird Al
Replies: 7
Views: 126

Weird Al

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXtDh6HD-7s Weird Al is doing a pared-down tour next year, no costumes or videos, based around his original songs rather than his parodies. Tour dates I am excited. I've seen Al in concert enough times that I've lost count*, and he puts on a hell of a show, but like ...
by Thad
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:31 am
Forum: Media
Topic: The Star Trek Thread
Replies: 187
Views: 14284

Re: The Star Trek Thread

One scene dovetailed into pure shlock: Landry takes out a knife and a gun, doesn't explain what she's doing until she opens up Ripper's pen, ineffectively shoots it with "one of the most dangerous weapons in the universe" inside the science bay packed with bones and artifacts ...
by Thad
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1184
Views: 60727

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

I mean ... they can't. Pence and the Cabinet can't remove Trump as President. They can invoke the 25th to declare him unable to serve, and install Pence as Acting President, but Trump can overrule that by submitting a written declaration of his ability to serve as President to Congress, which would...
by Thad
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Podcasts where it isn't stand up comedians talking and talking (and talking)
Replies: 12
Views: 954

Re: Podcasts where it isn't stand up comedians talking and talking (and talking)

So apparently Talkin' Toons moved to Nerdist, which has a bunch of short videos but no episodes; there are some articles referring me to a subscription service called Alpha but it's not mentioned on the website and argh, what the fuck?
by Thad
Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Disasters, natural or otherwise
Replies: 34
Views: 1030

Re: Disasters, natural or otherwise

On the plus side,
by Thad
Thu Oct 12, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Barefoot and Pregnant
Replies: 212
Views: 13133

Re: Barefoot and Pregnant

Here are a few of the previous examples I was thinking of: Facebook, Twitter Consistently Fail At Distinguishing Abuse From Calling Out Abuse Twitter Suspends Reporter's Account... After He Gets Targeted By Russian Twitter Bots Twitter Suspends Popehat For Writing About Violent Threats He Received F...
by Thad
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Barefoot and Pregnant
Replies: 212
Views: 13133

Re: Barefoot and Pregnant

Seems like if thousands came in all at once about a tweet directed at a celebrity, it'd be likelier, but I don't Twitter so I could be totally wrong. (Odds of some mod knowing who Affleck is but not McGowan seem pretty high to me.) But on the other hand, it wouldn't surprise me in the least if Twitt...
by Thad
Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Barefoot and Pregnant
Replies: 212
Views: 13133

Re: Barefoot and Pregnant

Rose McGowan suspended from Twitter after vocal criticism of Ben Affleck, Bob Weinstein, and others who've shielded Harvey for decades. Not a good look, Twitter, but I'm willing to call Hanlon's Razor on this. Twitter is absolutely terrible at enforcing harassment policy, and whatever low-level guy...
by Thad
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:55 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Oh shit, what are we gonna do now?
Replies: 1184
Views: 60727

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

A little more follow-up on the story. Vanity Fair: “I Hate Everyone in the White House!”: Trump Seethes as Advisers Fear the President Is “Unraveling” Not actually an Onion article. Also terrifying. Terrifying, but it's also a major media outlet talking about Trump's removal by his cabinet as a lik...
by Thad
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:40 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Barefoot and Pregnant
Replies: 212
Views: 13133

Re: Barefoot and Pregnant

While Crews's story is brave and extremely relevant, it does feel a little uncomfortable to me that we've now spent a lot more time talking about a man being assaulted than any of the women who were harassed or assaulted by Weinstein.
by Thad
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Podcasts where it isn't stand up comedians talking and talking (and talking)
Replies: 12
Views: 954

Re: Podcasts where it isn't stand up comedians talking and talking (and talking)

It definitely violates the thread title, but Gilbert Gottfried's Amazing Colossal Podcast looks pretty great. Latest episode has Frank Conniff , and Rabin has been recommending the Bob Zmuda episode as a more palatable alternative to Zmuda's horrifying "Andy Kaufman faked his death" book ...
by Thad
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: State Censorship
Replies: 31
Views: 4631

Re: State Censorship

Speaking of Techdirt and defamation suits represented by Charles Harder (see the Barefoot and Pregnant thread), Ayyadurai has appealed , as threatened. Techdirt has cross-appealed the judge's decision not to apply California's anti-SLAPP statute. I hope that the First Circuit decides that the Califo...
by Thad
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:28 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Barefoot and Pregnant
Replies: 212
Views: 13133

Re: Barefoot and Pregnant

The Weinstein Company has one less Weinstein; Harvey's been voted out following a New York Times story titled Harvey Weinstein Paid Off Sexual Harassment Accusers for Decades . He's hired Charles Harder and is suing the New York Times for defamation. As always with a Charles Harder defamation suit, ...
by Thad
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Let's all go to the movies~
Replies: 918
Views: 57874

Re: Let's all go to the movies~

I liked Golden Circle. But it was dumb. Very, very dumb. Powerfully dumb. No part of the movie made any kind of sense. The villain's plot made no sense. The heroes' plan to stop the villain's plot made no sense. The President's plan...well, okay, the President in the movie is actually smarter than t...
by Thad
Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Podcasts where it isn't stand up comedians talking and talking (and talking)
Replies: 12
Views: 954

Re: Podcasts where it isn't stand up comedians talking and talking (and talking)

Oh dear -- I can see myself sinking a lot of time into Talking Simpsons.

I mean, not as much time as I've sunk into actual Simpsons. But still.

Reminds me, I really should start checking out the episode commentaries again. I think I got as far as Call of the Simpsons.
by Thad
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:56 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Pros and Cons of Punching a Nazi Just Square in the Dick
Replies: 417
Views: 18075

Re: Pros and Cons of Punching a Nazi Just Square in the Dick

Let's not forget that a lot of people have been afraid to come right out and say that Milo is a racist or a nazi because he sues people who call him a racist or a nazi . But adding to what TA said, the other important thing is that Milo's enablers are getting named and shamed and, in some cases, fir...