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Intensive Porpoises / Re: dc stuff
« Last post by nacho on Today at 10:04:17 AM »
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Reading & Writing / Re: What You're Reading
« Last post by nacho on Yesterday at 09:41:12 AM »
Gave The Late Bloomer a try for a friend. post-Ya post-apocalypse.

It has no chapter breaks! Difficult read. Gave up. Blah.

Now moving on to How to Sit, from tiny Baltimore press Mason Jar.
http://www.masonjarpress.xyz/chapbooks-1/how-to-sit-coming-soon

I like it. File under troubled DC memoir...
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Movies & Entertainment / Re: So Gay for Sacha Baron Cohen
« Last post by nacho on July 16, 2018, 10:37:22 AM »
So... Who is America? is fascinating. But only in the way it fails.

Rolling Stone's review:  https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/tv-reviews/who-is-america-tv-review-698440/

I had much the same reactions. It's funny, and amazing, and shocking... But, then, these people are saying and doing these horrible things -- to much fanfare and coverage -- on their own. Cohen's shtick (and, in the same vein, the Daily Show and all the other shows designed to trick famous people into committing a faux pas or to mock the crazy) doesn't work anymore. Which is a terrible thing. Those people who were the butt of so many jokes 20 years ago are now in charge. Social media makes it so that everything spins around in our heads. There are no rules anymore. There's no clear divide. It's a mob rule. The most surprising element of Cohen's new show is the guns for kids commercial, but, yes, as Rolling Stone points out, the same congressmen who sing along with Cohen's insane song have actually been legislating to arm children, and they chat about this openly with him in the interview pieces (and, of course, we've heard them say this in every day news).

So...cross post to the "Republic is burning" thread, I guess. 
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TV / Re: Doctor Who: NuWho Thread
« Last post by nacho on July 16, 2018, 10:21:13 AM »
https://www.youtube.com/watch?&v=Z6fvbCoWldo

So...problems! First, this is pretty lame considering that scenes are leaking like crazy of actual Team Who adventures.

Second, this is going to be a very crowded TARDIS. Okay, maybe we'll get away from the "romance" aspect, and the "lonely god" aspect, but going full Scooby Gang seems like a mistake.

But, that said, Whittaker's hot and I like her look (and smile!).
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Movies & Entertainment / Re: General Star Wars Thread
« Last post by nacho on June 30, 2018, 10:45:37 AM »
A new hole for you to fall down, RC:

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Reading & Writing / Re: What You're Reading
« Last post by nacho on June 29, 2018, 10:31:21 AM »
Reading and loving An island to Oneself, in which the author strands himself on a desert island for several years after WWII.
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Newsday / Re: Obit Lineup
« Last post by nacho on June 28, 2018, 04:59:43 PM »
Ellison...

Sad, but.... He's been "old and crazy" for a very long time. And I'm still in Bourdain shock.
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Movies & Entertainment / Re: General Star Wars Thread
« Last post by nacho on June 22, 2018, 10:35:45 AM »
I'd like for the anthology movies to take us elsewhere in the universe. Doesn't the EU cover, like, a few thousand years of war-torn history? Do we really need a Muppet Babies version of every single character and/or films that link up with previous movies?

Has somebody said this exact same thing on every single page of this thread going back to 2005?
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Movies & Entertainment / Re: General Star Wars Thread
« Last post by Sirharles on June 22, 2018, 07:35:40 AM »
I liked it better than "A Force Awakens" but I like Rogue One better than Solo. 
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Movies & Entertainment / Re: General Star Wars Thread
« Last post by RottingCorpse on June 21, 2018, 03:17:01 PM »
I liked Solo better than Rogue One. The anthology movies are weirdly refreshing.
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