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Mrebo

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#1248822
Topic
Going away? Post so here!
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moviefreakedmind said:

I’m not doing too bad actually, I’m just extremely busy because I just started a good job that I actually like, but since it’s entirely on a computer I don’t really feel like spending my free time online anymore. I also now no longer have a job where I can constantly be online wasting time, which is a big reason why I spent so much time here over the years.

Great to hear.

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#1248761
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Doctor Who
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Very nice title sequence, I like how the music matches so well, folding in on itself. The episode was alright, I like the lowkey feel, though needs much more fleshing out. The Doctor hasn’t really defined herself, which is either good or bad this early. Central part of Tardis I like, the walls less so.

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#1248122
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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flametitan said:

WTF USA Today?

I mean, I guess they just wanted the ad revenue from having both the op-ed and the rebuttal. Or the Op-Ed process is looser than I thought. Still doesn’t sit right to have a sitting president write an op-ed to slam his political opponents.

USAToday tries to be non-partisan. They took lots of flak for an article suggesting Kabanaugh can’t be trusted around teen girls. Wouldn’t be surprised if running the editorial was done to try to make piece with done readers.

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#1247427
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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CatBus said:

Mrebo said:

After being here for several years, it continues to feel that way. There are a few bright spots, mostly the museums.

In terms of self-obsessed naked careerism, I’ve heard DC described as LA for ugly people.

Maybe true. At any gathering of political types, the constant first question is “what do you do?” And either they think you can do something for them or they keep a smile frozen on their face until they can get away to ask it of someone else. As one might expect the low level Hill staffers are among the worst offenders. Little room is made for sincerity or sympathy, though I have known people of generous spirit, you just can’t trust how far it will go.

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#1247030
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Doctor Who
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I thought the episode boring, especially the first half. I watched this episode to see if it would renew my interest. I don’t know if she is frenetic, more serious, as we didn’t get too much screen time. The writing was too heavy on needless exposition. The Doctor’s appearance was fairly limited and seemed crafted to hit on the bullet points of the Doctor’s modern characterization more than anything.

I rolled my eyes at the Doctor’s knife PSA.

What I saw of this Doctor didn’t annoy me but I’d have to see more about what direction they’re going in.

There was something nice about the episode from a personal perspective. A friend died yesterday - she would have been 34 today - and I think she would have liked this episode. The Doctor’s speech at the end of the episode following the funeral felt almost by design.

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#1246790
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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moviefreakedmind said:

Mrebo said:

Not a substantive/political matter but since mfm brought it up a couple of times, using someone’s rhetorical style against them is a potent and legitimate way of debating. Sure, the person against who it’s done doesn’t like it, but that is why it is so useful. They then need to engage in a more substantive and sincere way rather than relying on “schtick” to make their points.

In this case it just demonstrated a lack of creativity on his part, which is fine if he’s okay with that, but I was genuinely giving him good advice.

Creativity isn’t the issue. It’s too bad you didn’t rise to the occasion in your recent posts as I know you are capable of doing so.

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#1246540
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Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Not a substantive/political matter but since mfm brought it up a couple of times, using someone’s rhetorical style against them is a potent and legitimate way of debating. Sure, the person against who it’s done doesn’t like it, but that is why it is so useful. They then need to engage in a more substantive and sincere way rather than relying on “schtick” to make their points.