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SilverWook

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#1193555
Topic
Random Thoughts
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Are you sure that’s not a Photon Torpedo casing? Or a Decepticon? 😉

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#1193537
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Last movie seen
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Mike O said:

it has the most amazing dragon ever committed to film,

Vermithrax Pejorative would like to have a word with you? 😛

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#1193475
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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TV’s Frink said:

SilverWook said:

Mrebo said:

I think the flat Earth movement is secretly brilliant. Reading through the stuff on Twitter, for example, reads like a debate on any political matter. I have to think that the leaders(?) of the movement are in on the joke and it’s intended to be a proxy/parody of other debates of controversial matters. The real-life results (as shown in the poll) flow from that.

Given that one of those FE guys

How…dare you?

LOL! Sorry! Jedited

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#1193468
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Mrebo said:

I think the flat Earth movement is secretly brilliant. Reading through the stuff on Twitter, for example, reads like a debate on any political matter. I have to think that the leaders(?) of the movement are in on the joke and it’s intended to be a proxy/parody of other debates of controversial matters. The real-life results (as shown in the poll) flow from that.

Given that one of those Flat Earther guys launched himself in a homemade rocket recently, I think risking life and limb is taking the joke a bit far.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/03/25/an-amateur-rocket-maker-finally-launched-himself-off-earth-now-to-prove-its-flat/

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#1192914
Topic
All Things Star Trek
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LOL! I never thought of Voyager as Gilligan’s Island before. Mind blown! Must ponder which Voyager characters have a castaway counterpart…

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#1192788
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If you need to B*tch about something... this is the place
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Handman said:

SilverWook said:

I was surprised to see TFA airing on TNT this evening. I would think they would have promoted the heck out of it. I’m old enough to recall when it took a feature film three years to reach network tv.

Post date: 2018
TFA release: 2015

Again, I’m old and remember a time when big ass movies took three years minimum to reach “free” tv. It’s been two years three months since TFA came out.

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#1192653
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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moviefreakedmind said:

TV’s Frink said:

https://www.politico.com/story/2018/04/05/atlantic-kevin-williamson-writer-abortion-504244

The Atlantic editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg said Thursday the magazine was “parting ways” with newly hired conservative writer Kevin Williamson after fresh evidence emerged that he had endorsed hanging women who get abortions.

Goldberg had initially defended hiring Williamson from National Review despite complaints about his previous writing, some of which critics said was racially insensitive or offensive to transgender people. Much of the criticism involved a 2014 tweet that suggested women who had abortions “should face capital punishment, namely hanging.”

On Wednesday, the liberal research group Media Matters unearthed a podcast in which Williamson expressed the same position.

“The language he used in this podcast — and in my conversations with [Williamson] in recent days — made it clear that the original tweet did, in fact, represent his carefully considered view,” Goldberg told staff in a Thursday memo.

“The tweet was not merely an impulsive, decontextualized, heat-of-the-moment post, as Kevin had explained it,” Goldberg continued. “Furthermore, the language used in the podcast was callous and violent. This runs contrary to The Atlantic’s tradition of respectful, well-reasoned debate, and to the values of our workplace.”

Goldberg described Williamson — who joined last month after a decade at National Review — as “a gifted writer.” But Goldberg said he came to the conclusion “that The Atlantic is not the best fit for his talents, and so we are parting ways.”

Hahahaha, “not the best fit.” What a joke.

Hey, who hasn’t wished death on people that they disagree with? I have, and I do it on a much grander scale:

moviefreakedmind said:

I hate everybody at the women’s march and I hate everybody at the march for life and I hope the ground splits open and all of them fall into the Earth. Sounds fair and unbiased to me.

In all seriousness, though, Kevin Williamson needs to stick to screenwriting. How he could he go from writing Scream to writing this nonsense?

Just when I was wondering if it was that Kevin Williamson…

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#1192586
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Did you suspect the guy you paid to fix your fence because of how his employees looked, or because of the check thing?

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#1192559
Topic
Random Thoughts
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Really could have done without an earthquake today. If you need me, I’ll be curled up into a feral ball in the corner…

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#1192541
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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I would think knowingly paying for services provided by illegal immigrants could torpedo one’s future political plans. 😉

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#1192521
Topic
How are you planning for the Oppocalypse?
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Handman said:

SilverWook said:

Yeah, these things don’t have to built like Laserdisc players or a VCR even. I lament current players tend to look really generic and ugly these days. If you took the names off, could you tell who made it?

Sony has a distinct style, but other than that I agree.

The one player I really want is this:

That’s all you ever need.

Still holding out for a Betamax combo from Sony. 😛

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#1192519
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How are you planning for the Oppocalypse?
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chyron8472 said:

I’ll go for #6:

CatBus said:

  1. What’s an Oppo?

But in any case, I don’t use physical media players much these days anyways.

 

SilverWook said:

Yeah, these things don’t have to built like Laserdisc players or a VCR even. I lament current players tend to look really generic and ugly these days. If you took the names off, could you tell who made it?

You can if the player is a game console. 😉

But anyway, that HDDVD player is enormous. So footprint. Very waste.

Dude, it’s from over ten years ago. My first generation Blu Ray player had the same footprint as my Laserdisc player does. In fact, it had the same dimensions as a Sony LD player I once owned. (Early 1st gen DVD players were also huge and had cooling fans.) My other two HD-DVD players have sleeker profiles but they are second generation or so. And some of us like stacking components, so a certain width is preferred. If players get any smaller a puff of wind will knock them off a shelf. 😉

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#1192393
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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I’m confused. Didn’t Trumpy talk Mexico into halting the caravans? Maybe the Space Force can repel this alien horde.

In any case the National Guard can’t do squat unless we declare war on Mexico or there’s a natural disaster. This whole thing is a dog and pony show.

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#1192389
Topic
How are you planning for the Oppocalypse?
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Yeah, these things don’t have to built like Laserdisc players or a VCR even. I lament current players tend to look really generic and ugly these days. If you took the names off, could you tell who made it?
Every company used to have a style. I’ve wanted the rare RCA HD-DVD player because it amazingly resembles the silver and black family RCA VCR of my youth.

The fan noise would probably drive me insane though. 😉

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#1192262
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Last movie seen
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Yeah, I can only imagine what his shelved remake of The Black Hole could have looked like.