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  1. Jonathan Demme Dead at 73

    Silence of the Lambs is one of my favourite movies of all time. RIP. http://deadline.com/2017/04/the-silence-of-the-lambs-25th-anniversary-untold-tales-jonathan-demme-ted-tally-hannibal-lecter-clarice-starling-1201703981/
  2. MLB 2017 - if you build it, they will cub

    Guys, I'm kind of bummed about Jayson Stark getting the boot from ESPN. It's more of a nostalgia thing really, as he and Jim Caple were the first baseball writers I followed billions of years ago, back when ESPN had Page 2 and Hunter S Thompson was a contributing writer.
  3. Young Adult Books: Discuss!

    Strange the Dreamer was quite good. I adore Lazlo Strange and want nothing but good things for him. And the story was interesting - I didn't feel like I was reading a re-tread of a story told a million times. Looking forward to the second book in the duology. And now I'm back to Six of Crows.
  4. Football - #WengerOut

    Welcome back to the PL, Newcastle! Fitting way to celebrate their 125th Anniversary Season.
  5. MLB 2017 - if you build it, they will cub

    Also, when did Jarrett Parker enroll at San Francisco Prep? I don't recall seeing him at any of the regatta events in recent memory. It's still April. There's 839 games left to turn the season around. Rich Hill will blister at least 37 more times.
  6. MLB 2017 - if you build it, they will cub

    Wrong sport, venue and season, dude.
  7. The Last Kingdom II - NO MERCY [SPOlLERS Season one]

    Good! I'm annoyed it's taken this long to confirm it though.
  8. Scott, respectfully, why ask me? I don't work for United. I just filled in your lack of imagination for you. There are reasons that things sometimes happen and it's not always because a company is incompetent.
  9. Weather delays. Mechanical delays. Other things that caused local crews to time out and thus requiring other crews to come in to fly planes? It's not awesome but stuff happens. I mean when you can't make work, is it strictly due to your lack of organization?
  10. This. It wasn't overbooked. Each passenger had a boarding pass and were in their seats. This is why it's a much bigger problem than overbooking. If there are too many passengers per seat you either don't get a boarding pass and are placed on standby at check-in, or you know before you get on the plane. The negotiations start in the gate and boarding doesn't start until the negotiations are done. I don't work in the airline industry, but I've certainly flown enough and experienced delays because of it. I've never been bumped though. United handled this poorly, but the bigger villains are the Chicage Airport Authority cops who thought it was ok to manhandle an uncooperative person. I don't know what the correct answer is because I agree with what Fez said and I like Gertrude's idea. But I do know this is not how it's handled. And United should have been way more contrite in their response. But sadly they don't really need to due to how few aviation choices you have in the US, and code-sharing and hubs/routes.
  11. The Last Kingdom II - NO MERCY [SPOlLERS Season one]

    Came up in a Google search I did. http://m.imgur.com/gallery/51Ou6n1
  12. The Last Kingdom II - NO MERCY [SPOlLERS Season one]

    May 5th! That's when Netflix drops S2 in the US. *shakes my fist*
  13. U.S. Navy strike group to move toward Korean peninsula: U.S. official | Reuters http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN17A0V5
  14. Young Adult Books: Discuss!

    Just started Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor. And I used my Open Table rewards (who knew that was a thing? ) to buy Hunted by Meagan Spooner for my Kindle.
  15. We have some in our pantry, smuggled back from our trip er 3 years ago. We should probably check on the date of it.