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  1. The Leftovers (spoilers)

    I've liked the two episodes so far, but I'm not into the season as much as I was in season 2. Then again, it is hard to replicate the impact the Murphys had on the show ( imo, the MVPs of that season). That presence, and counterpoint to Kevin is missing, but there is still plenty to enjoy so far.
  2. No. We all probably have various ways in which we judge a TV show; some people need the ending to be land perfectly or in a satisfying way ,whilst others are *okay* if the show has given us enough to latch on to on the way to the end ( the important part was the journey etc yada yada) S2 of Leftovers is the most complete piece of TV I've seen in years ( maybe my favourite season of TV of all time?), I would have been perfectly okay with the leftovers ending right there. Even if S3 isn't great ( and that doesn't seem to be the case based on the reviews so far), we still have 1 decent season and one exceptional season before it. I totally understand people being frustrated with Lost, I think I had a slightly different experiance as I basically binged the show a few months before the final season. Hairy Bear lays down perfectly valid points in his post.
  3. Football - #WengerOut

    Well, I'm glad we avoided one part of this ( totally okay with Morgan exploding though) Can't wait to see the shower of shit we churn out tomorrow against City. At least I'll get to enjoy Sean 'tactical mastermind' Dyche's Burnley against United for 45 minutes.
  4. The Leftovers (spoilers)

    Lindelof has said this *many* times, if you're expecting things to be spelled out by the season finale, you're watching this show incorrectly. That is now what it's about, and it never has been.
  5. My sleep schedule is so fucked that this weekend makes it two weekends in a row that I have been up at 5:30am
  6. Football - #WengerOut

    It seems increasingly likely that Lukaku will leave this summer - If he does stay in the PL, will chelsea go for him? ( Assuming costa leaves)
  7. Watcha Watching? Tell me everything.

    So, I watched Life - Spoilers ahead!
  8. Jesus christ you guys, I liked Varner. What..why..ugh, I'm so disappointed. 'deception on a level you don't even know' - what a piece of shit. Reading this piece by Zeke on THR makes it all the more painful
  9. To be honest, I think that bit is stretching it. The article gives specific examples in cases; like the one with the stent, that example is for a patient with stable angina, as opposed to someone with more severe forms of acute coronary syndrome. Furthermore, even the abx example is for some lyme disease study that I can't even access because of the ridiculous NEJM access issue ( a whole other discussion, btw). The author is disagreeing based solely on that study, which makes zero sense to me. The efficacy of antibiotics is not the issue facing medicine right now, rather antiobotic stewardship is what health care professionals should be more vigilant about. I'd be wary of claiming that they provide a 'strong' argument, but I will concede that there are many decent points in that article. I'll probably leave a longer reply when I've got more time.
  10. No, I totally get that and that article has lots of very good points in it, especially regarding replicating research and drugs that don't actually work. Coronary Artery Disease isn't fixed by placing a stent in your heart, that's just a temporary fix for a specific artery. It's your lifestyle that's going to change that. A healthy lifestyle will have a significant impact on *many* chronic illnesses, like the ones mentioned in that article ( Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, increased cholesterol), and chronic illnesses is where medicine can do a much better job in terms of prevention and treatment. However, a healthy lifestyle will do *nothing* for a whole host of other illnesses ( and I could name plenty, not to mention the surgical side of medicine). If you've got Type 1 Diabetes, no amount of healthy food or exercise is going to help you. ( Apologies for the thread derail!)
  11. - Whilst the first part of your sentence has certainly helped healthcare, I'm very dubious about that assertion. Out of curiosity, do you have a link to that article you're talking about?
  12. I'm sure it's awkward for you if/ when people bring it up, but imo, fuck those people who make fun of you for your situation.I know it is easy for me to say that you shouldn't care what other people think, especially as we all *do* care peers/ co workers/ friends/ family think of us to some extent. You're in a tough spot, and you're dealing with it well ( from what I can tell from your post, at least) - I don't want to tell you how to feel, but I would say that there's nothing to be ashamed of - I'd own it, but I know that is easier said than done. And sure, you will probably meet people who might poke fun, but imo, they're not worth it.
  13. Watcha Watching? Tell me everything.

    Odd - given that it said 'Netflix Original' - I assumed it was a netflix production. Hmm - I might pick up the books soon after I finish up with the first season.
  14. Watcha Watching? Tell me everything.

    Or adults - don't discount the fact that *many* adults are oblivious to 1. Rape culture 2. The shit their children go through in school.