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by Thad
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Rooty-tooty point and shootys
Replies: 230
Views: 17101

Re: Rooty-tooty point and shootys

The kids are all right. They give me hope that things are going to change. Not quickly. But I think this time, the discussion might not end with the news cycle. Obviously they're never going to convince the Fox News crowd to change their minds (and man, "Fox News went off the deep end" is ...
by Thad
Wed Feb 21, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Hot game deals
Replies: 465
Views: 44365

Re: Hot game deals

Didn't end up getting anything in the Steam sale after all; looked at my backlog and started playing Trails in the Sky again.

I hear the new Humble Bundle is good and mostly Linux-compatible. Haven't decided whether I'll check it out; any standouts?
by Thad
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Your Facebook Timeline
Topic: Hot Tweets Cool Treats
Replies: 907
Views: 61442

Re: Hot Tweets Cool Treats

Mongrel wrote:

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by Thad
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: The Star Trek Thread
Replies: 222
Views: 19353

Re: The Star Trek Thread

I liked the Lorca reveal. It was the only reveal that really worked for me of the various reveals in the back half of the season. It's been clear from the get-go that our crew was working for the bad guy and would eventually have to reckon with that, but I assumed he was just regular-evil, not Mirro...
by Thad
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:56 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Hot game deals
Replies: 465
Views: 44365

Re: Hot game deals

Shen's GIft or whatever it's called is also supposed to be quite good. I poked around the links a bit and figured out that the Reinforcement Pack includes Anarchy's Children, Alien Hunters, and Shen's Last Gift. (Which would explain why it's on sale and none of those individual DLC packs are.) The ...
by Thad
Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Netflix and Kill Me
Replies: 77
Views: 6172

Re: Netflix and Kill Me

...I watched the first episode of Everything Sucks, and my main takeaway is...god dammit, I'm old enough that my generation has its own Wonder Years now.
by Thad
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Hot game deals
Replies: 465
Views: 44365

Re: Hot game deals

Steam sale time again.

I haven't played XCOM 2 yet. Should I get the expansion or any of the DLC before I do?
by Thad
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Media
Topic: and Dead Tree Comics
Replies: 343
Views: 30608

Re: and Dead Tree Comics

Waid and Samnee's Captain America continues to be delightful, and overtly political. In the latest issue, Cap is frozen in ice again and wakes up in a dystopian future where America has been taken over by a white supremacist supervillain named King Baby. The year is 2025. It's nice to see that Marve...
by Thad
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Animotion and Car Tunes
Replies: 153
Views: 14981

Re: Animotion and Car Tunes

No Scooter, either, now that I think about it. Wonder what that's about. There was a Muppets comic some years back (when they were still running them at Boom) where Skeeter was the main character but, inexplicably, nobody would say her name; Scooter called her "Sis" and everyone else calle...
by Thad
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Animotion and Car Tunes
Replies: 153
Views: 14981

Re: Animotion and Car Tunes



Evidently they replaced Skeeter with...somebody with a beak?
by Thad
Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Media
Topic: Let's all go to the movies~
Replies: 971
Views: 69411

Re: Let's all go to the movies~

I stand corrected; thanks.

I really should watch that Jonathan Ross documentary again.
by Thad
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Let's all go to the movies~
Replies: 971
Views: 69411

Re: Let's all go to the movies~

I finally got around to watching If You're Not in the Obit, Eat Breakfast , Carl Reiner's documentary about 90-something folks who are still active (mostly, but not exclusively, entertainers). It was fine but pretty slight; it's a lot more rewarding to just listen to interviews with the folks featur...
by Thad
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Hot game deals
Replies: 465
Views: 44365

Re: Hot game deals

GOG's got a sale on, including some flash deals and free King of Fighters '02 (which I've read is just the arcade ROM with an emulator).
by Thad
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Media
Topic: Let's all go to the movies~
Replies: 971
Views: 69411

Re: Let's all go to the movies~

The Disaster Artist begins with a bunch of celebrities talking about The Room's surprising longevity and cult following. One of them (IIRC it's Adam Scott, one of a couple of The Good Place stars who appear in the sequence) says something along the lines of "It's a movie that people remember , ...
by Thad
Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Games
Topic: Hey [%target] Whatcha Playin'?
Replies: 478
Views: 39237

Re: Hey [%target] Whatcha Playin'?

Mad Max's ending is a downer, even by Mad Max standards. Think the original film more than Fury Road. Ultimately I enjoyed it a lot. Suffers from a lot of the problems that open-world games do: samey missions in samey environments, collecting samey geegaws. For all that, it's mostly pretty fun, and ...
by Thad
Sun Feb 11, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Race: The Final Frontier
Replies: 84
Views: 7460

Re: Race: The Final Frontier

If the Pats excluded their racist fans, they'd never make it anywhere near a million.
by Thad
Sat Feb 10, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Bogus, batshit, banal, bizarre, or bicubic: Assorted News
Replies: 840
Views: 67129

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

Not phrasing it as "There's nothing in the rulebook that says a dog can't be governor" is possibly the biggest missed opportunity I've ever seen.
by Thad
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: Obituaries
Replies: 589
Views: 48552

Re: Obituaries

Reg E Cathey, prolific character actor best known for The Wire and House of Cards. But this is how I'll always remember him.

by Thad
Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Games
Topic: Hot game deals
Replies: 465
Views: 44365

Re: Hot game deals

Attack of the Earthlings is reverse XCOM (you play as the aliens). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9gzcVb3nBc Gaming on Linux says it's good but short and easy. I don't see buying it right now (since I still haven't finished my Enemy Within run of XCOM or started XCOM 2), but for those interested, ...
by Thad
Thu Feb 08, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Politics Quarantine
Topic: GOP Will Shit Itself
Replies: 704
Views: 44846

Re: GOP Will Shit Itself

McCain is probably my favorite (washington) GOP guy Assuming you don't mean "guy" in a gendered sense, I think I gotta go with Collins at this point. Unless we're talking about surveillance, in which case, man, I hate Rand Paul, but he's consistently on the right side of that issue. The m...