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  1. describing a common practice in wrestling forever like blading as “The self-mutilation that bloodied several women in the December 31 event on TNT.” This is the kind of bullshit lawyer speak where Ted Cruz would describe student loan forgiveness as “the sinister plan by leftists to dis-empower several American businesses that promote educational funding.” As small a thing as it is, this kind of abuse of language to foster concern trolling just to score a few points somehow really pisses me off. The arrogance of thinking we are so much stupider than them that they can just just push our outrage button with the most childish nonsense, coupled with the craven willingness to pretend they themselves believe this when we all know they know better signals crossing a line from “kind of corrupt corporate type” to “utterly soulless ghoul without a glimmer of humanity left in their eyes.” goddamn I hate this company and genuinely hope it dies.
  2. Dateline NBC guy could VO the HHH documentary and it would be amazing: Clip of HHH cutting smug promo about smart fans in ring close-up on his "I am the cleverest MFer in the game" grin Image turns to black and white and shatters like a mirror "But was he really? Or was this case about to take an unexpected and horrific turn..." Cut to Stacker 2 Energy drink commercial
  3. I don't know if there's any way it could get something more incorrect than this:
  4. The Blues have scored the most goals in their first 4 games since the opening of the 1988 season when they were led by Bernie Federko and Brett Hull with Brian Sutter as rookie manager. Of course, in 1988 they lost their 5th game 9-2 so we'll see how that goes Monday.
  5. Absolutely seconded. Paul Rust is that adorable kid that gets super hyper when talking about horror movies and has never grown out of that. They're both a little younger than me but I'm always amazed at how much their early childhood experiences of watching horror movies on cable or VHS ring familiar with my own.
  6. This could give them an inside track to grab Jon Lester in the off-season. Too soon????
  7. It's between this and the March music that the killer plays while she's playing tennis that goes on for like 5 full minutes for me. Can confirm that the march IS NOT on the vinyl soundtrack which may be a deal-killer for that, although I have it anyways.
  8. Fucking hell, Blues. I mean shit. If the last minutes of every period and game are going to be like this I will not be able to handle it.
  9. That's just a photo from when Frida Kahlo dressed up as Doc. Brown for one of Diego Rivera's big Halloween parties at the Trotsky Club.
  10. SOmeone needs to move the edit button back to the bottom of the screen where Grandpa still thinks it is.
  11. When I see someone famous doing an ad I instantly do a bunch of mental calculus over it. Like, I see Andy Daly doing a car rental commercial and I think "Okay, this guy is a pretty dark comedian so it's weird for him to be so corporate and sunshiny, that's not the guy I know and that's creepy. But he's also someone cobbling together a living through standup, podcasts, guest spots on t.v. shows, producing, and probably five other things and this commercial is probably enough to pay his mortgage for the year. He's also still struggling to get really small parts in things, and having more public face recognition is just a necessary component. I can't hate him for this. I want him to thrive." But then I see Taylor Swift or Kevin Hart doing a visa commercial and I think "This mf has in the tens-to-hundreds of millions of dollars and can spend their time doing literally any creative thing they want and people will watch/listen to it, and they decided that the absolute best thing they could do that day was to suckle more $$$$$ from the tits of the evil empire? God I hate everyone." When I see all the A-listers in the gambling commercials I think; "Jesus, ESPN and Draft Kings are teaming up to pour so much money into this shitty enterprise. They must be giving these fucker millions. All in the service of taking yet one more thing that people can easily do on their own for fun, bet on games with their friends, and monetizing it into a profit machine that's going to make watching sports and being alive a little bit worse. Thanks, enormous team of assholes. And yes, that includes you Liev."
  12. All the Dodgers have to do is beat Adam Wainwright. I mean he’s like 50 and It’s not like he’s a difficult guy to face in the post-season.
  13. SOAP gave us Billy Crystal so it's problematic as a developmental show too.
  14. I wonder if there's actually anything on any one team's little card that is somehow better or different than what everyone already knows about every hitter.
  15. Good for them for not showing the injury replay. Of course, as soon as they said that I rewound on the DVR and watched in slo mo and...holy shit don't watch that!
  16. If we're entering the era of the hype speech commercials I will pray for the shark from Deep Blue Sea to arrive and end us.
  17. The movie or the device? Unfortunately I was into high school already when Hook: the Movie came out and of course, being a twat I was like "NOOO. That's a BABY MOVIE. I'm A MAN!!!!!! I want boobs and and/or Jackie Chan ONLY!!!!" Which was dumb. But also means I have no nostalgic connection with it, and I don't think I ever did see it. Now, the device. Useful as fuck. For, like, almost grabbing things, but only if they're below you? Can't be beat.
  18. They should do heel poetry too. These Gentlemen two Have a poem for you And we hope that you all will listen. Do you know what it's worth? how much oil and work? To keep muscles like these all aglisten? Of course you do not overweight, full of snot with your underachieving family How could you know when you live in a pit like Toledo [hold for booos] and you drive a 2000 camry.
  19. Bob Dole is our Prince Philip.* Out of all the comedians I love, Norm is the one that remained the biggest mystery to me in this sense: Any of the other ones I feel like after seeing enough of their work, listening to interviews, podcasts, etc., you have some idea what they are like in real life, what their inner emotional life was like, even what it might be like to hang out with them. Norm was just inscrutable that way, though. He never let the performance face down. Like, I feel like I can imagine Patton Oswalt or Bob Odenkirk on vacation, struggling with a bunch of luggage and kids getting into a cab and grumbling like a normal person. But I can't imagine Norm ever having any look on his face other than a distant bemused smirk. I can imagine Seinfeld in an argument with someone or Bill Burr sending his food back and looking embarrassed about it. But I can't imagine Norm in those situations without the other person having to stop and say "Wait, do you really want to send these back or are you joking" and him being like "yeah, yeah, I'm sending these back to the chef to cook them better so I can eat them and not die." and the waiter studying his face and being like "So this is a bit..." It's like he was a machine just built by aliens to produce irony and that was all he was programmed for. There was something comforting about the solidity of that. Almost like nothing in the world could be so bad that Norm McDonald couldn't make a joke about it. Even his own most humiliating experiences. Nothing could shake him loose of that, at least nothing that's happened so far. It's like optimistic Nihilism or something. * I feel like Norm would approve of this comparison
  20. I think maybe this doesn't have it's own name yet. I mean, what it is, what you typed out if you take out the streaming part, is a perfect definition of almost every B-Movie subgenre since the days of poverty row. It seems like they are usually renamed every time there is a new dominant form of distribution. So the "B-Movie" in theaters turned into the "Drive-in movie" when the movie theater gave way to the drive-in for teenagers, which then turned into "Direct to video" when teens stopped needing drive-ins for cheap movies and instead were going to Blockbuster and the basement, which maybe briefly turned into "Made for SCYFY channel" when there was no more blockbuster but Netflix isn't yet making its own movies, and has now turned into I guess something like "direct to streaming" or "VOD." But I don't think I've ever heard that term used as an instant put-down like the other terms were. Everything is VOD and major studio movies are often VOD, so maybe with everything on streaming in the same "place" and not a different space to separate these cheapies out (like a drive-in, grindhouse, Scyfy channel) the term won't survive or will be more specific: "Georgia tax credit special"?"
  21. God I've missed the Jets. I don't what comedy team I miss more. Cheech & Chong maybe?
  22. Big Boss man is going to cook that kid and feed him to Al.
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