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  1. I kinda like Gotham for being so over the top.

    I'm trying to think of the worst recent DC series, and I'm coming up with... Constantine? The live-action series that aired on NBC a few years back was fairly bad.  There's probably something I'm forgetting though.

    I'm not a big fan of Legends.  It's the least of the Berlanti series, imo, but that season 4 trailer looks nuts.  I'm in.

  2. 2 hours ago, J.T. said:

    If the writer thinks the opposite, then you have a concept like the one in the Stainless Steel Rat where there is a planetwide AI that helps facilitate true democracy by providing a virtual construct where all citizens have an immediate say on any matters concerning greater society.

    That sounds absolutely horrible. 

  3. Watched Flash season premiere this morning.  Quite enjoyed it.  XS was immediately likable.  

    Mostly liked Black Lightning, though not pleased they are seemingly going to jettison the school to focus more on super-heroing and government conspiracies.  I really wanted them to get more (any) mileage out of the idea that Jefferson Pierce, school principal, has saved more lives than Black Lightning.

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  4. 11 hours ago, Betsy Zeidler said:

    I'll guess it's the original format, not the more recent stuff.


    ETA: Meaning a Mission: Impossible/Charlie's Angels mash-up seems much more CBS's style than a ragtag group of weirdo super-villains.

    Boo.  When you said "original format", i was hoping you meant the beginning of Gail Simone's run.

    I can imagine this turning into yet another perfectly bland CBS procedural.

  5. Watched the season premiere this morning before work.  Didn't love the ep, but thought Whittaker far exceeded expectations as the Doctor.  I'm definitely on board for the rest of the season.

    Kinda disappointed in the actual ep.  The alien baddy was sorta boring until he revealed himself as Predator without the trademarked name.  The companions need more character-building.


    On ‎10‎/‎7‎/‎2018 at 7:57 PM, Betsy Zeidler said:

    I... kind of agree with you, for likely much different reasons.

    Maybe, maybe not.  Going to be honest.  One of my reasons is that Whittaker is an attractive woman who looks great in a suit.

    Really hate the weird pseudo-tomboy outfit she's going to wear for the rest of the season.  I guess it makes sense if you think about it as the person who decided they looked good in that was a man a week ago.  They even had one of the characters make a snide comment about it.


  6. 3 hours ago, Zimbra said:

    When I was a senior in high school my friends threw a party in an especially shitty motel.  We were in front of our room smoking and struck up a conversation with the dudes from the next room who were doing the same.  My drunk mess of a friend invited them in to come have a beer and they declined, saying they had to get on the road early.  I saw them on the front page of the paper two days later; it turns out they had committed a number of murders in the KC area and were in the process of fleeing to Texas.

    I was also a kid during the tail end of when BTK was active and as a result was sure I was going to get murdered every time I went in the basement.

    I must be unlucky.  I've known (in passing) 3 murderers and seen one dead body.

    My first job out of college was with KPMG Peat Marwick, a large accounting firm.  One day, a project supervisor (who I knew but wasn't in charge of the department I worked in) walked in and mentioned that his wife had left him and moved away.  What he meant to say was that he killed her with a shotgun and hid the body.  He was arrested a few hours later.

    When I lived in Pittsburgh 20+ yeas ago, someone in my building was gunned down out front of a grocery store on our block.  I barely knew the person and was at work when the incident took place.  Still, it was one of the things that made my wife want to move to a smaller town.

    My college-age nephew had his first date with a murderer.  He went to a middle school dance with a girl who was arrested for murder a couple years later.  The girl and a friend of hers went out to the woods with another "friend" and stabbed the third girl to death and hid the body.  Apparently, it was just some sort of teenage mean girl squabble.

    Not murder, but a few years ago, a neighbor and I went up to complain to my next door neighbor that his dog was out in the rain again.  Dude had a habit of neglecting his dog and leaving him out in terrible weather unattended, and we were tired of it.  First neighbor goes to ring the front doorbell while I walk over to unchain the dog and get him moved to the porch out of the rain.  Next thing I know, neighbor #1 is screaming.  The homeowner didn't answer the door but if you looked in the window, you could clearly see the homeowner slumped on the floor with a vacant expression on his face.  We broke into the house but he was pretty obviously dead when we got to him.  OD'ed.  Kinda shocking because we lived in a quiet, middle-class neighborhood and had no idea anyone was using drugs in the neighborhood.  While we were on the phone with 911, the guy's teenage daughter came home and walked in the front door, and I started wishing we had pulled the needle out of his arm.  Watching the girl break down as she realized what had happened was one of the lower points of my life.

  7. How did I not realize that the NES got decent versions of the original Mario Bros. coin-op, the Donkey Kong coin-ops, Elevator Action, etc?  I was going to buy a working SNES eventually for the Zelda games and Super Mario Bros., but now I really want one.  Guess I'm going to the retro games store tomorrow on my lunch hour.

    And I really, completely forgot that Donkey Kong 3 was a thing.  I love the DK and DK Jr. coin-ops, but I haven't thought of DK3 in about 25 years.  Yeah, in 2018, the idea that the they decided to make the next DK game a shooter (of sorts) instead of a platformer looks really weird.


    5 hours ago, Thibs said:

    Not dying on any hills. Just pointing out how the blatant double standard, and victimhood, is annoying and eye roll inducing. 

    Well, assuming I think you're right. here's an idea.... Say a woman can call out a man for being short, ugly, fat, whatever, whereas a man would get raked over the coals for making a comment about a woman's appearance or weight.  Uh, so what?  Instead of over-identifying as man or woman, try just being an adult first and foremost.  You don't have to respond in kind every time someone says something nasty about you.  I grew out of that somewhere in early grade school.  Sure, I'd prefer that a woman didn't insult me to my face or on social media, but that doesn't mean I'm going to respond it kind.  I'm quite capable of ignoring a situation, or simply being nice and reasonable to the other person and trying to get somewhere that way.  I haven't taken a count, but I'm fairly sure there is more than one woman on the planet, so the odds that you can find one who is not insulting you and relate to her instead are pretty high.

    There are double standards.  It's not a male/female thing.  Double standards exist in all phases of life. The phrase "deal with it" comes to mind.

    I dunno.  When you start counting up the advantages women have over men, so you can play the butthurt male privilege card, you're wayyyy off the reservation, imo.  Like Matt said, men still have it pretty good on the whole. 

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  9. 10 minutes ago, Michael Sweetser said:

    Also.. (MyCareer spoilers)


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    When Miz is a chickenshit about defending the IC title, you create your own championship with special rules (no DQ, steel cage, submission, etc)

    You lose the IC title because Bray Wyatt sets fire to your dad's van then gasses you in the locker room and you're taken to the Wyatt compound, where you fight a zombie Triple H and set fire to his house.  Your indy friend is brainwashed into a sheep of Bray's but you're saved by Demon Balor, at which point you journey to the multiverse with Matt Hardy to unlock your inner demon to vanquish Bray and save your friend.

    Seriously, what the fuck else do you want in a video game?!



    Is this really in the game?  Cause, if it is, I'm buying the game tonite.  And the last next gen console i bought was a PS2, lol, so how I'd actually play the game , I have no idea.

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  10. 2 hours ago, supremebve said:

      It started an argument before he just yelled, "Robin Givens looks like a decepticon," and all of us paused, looked at him, and reluctantly agreed.  

    That's crazy.  Robin Givens is obviously an autobot.

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