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  1. The Leftovers (spoilers)

    I loved it, but I've always kind of had a soft spot for the Perfect Strangers theme song. I imagine it was probably just a one-off kind of thing though, I bet they'll go back to the season 2 theme song for the next episode.
  2. The Leftovers (spoilers)

    I don't think so. October 15th isn't likely referring to a new event, that's simply the Departure date in Australia. Just doing some quick googling, it looks like as long as the Departure took place anytime after 10 am EDT on October 14th, then it was already October 15th in Australia (well, Sydney at least). Also, in the previous week's "future" timeline Nora looked significantly older, I'd guess 20 years easy. Kevin's dad did not. I'd say this last episode was pretty firmly in the current timeline.
  3. Watcha Watching? Tell me everything.

    I loved that show. Like a weird combination of Wilfred and Malcolm in the Middle, but with a lot more heart.
  4. Watcha Watching? Tell me everything.

    I'm so stoked to dive into that later. I've been watching through the "season" of old episodes Netflix has up, I genuinely forgot how much I used to watch MST3K when I was a kid. But a couple minutes after turning it on suddenly I'm singing along to the theme song I completely forgot I knew! Looking forward to returning to the Satellite of Love.
  5. MLB 2017 - if you build it, they will cub

    That was a fun game for the Indians. Klubot's programming was a little off at the beginning, but he settled down and set down 10 straight at one point. Andrew Miller continues to be nasty af. Welcome to the Indians, Edwin. Welcome to the bigs, Yandy. This is going to be a fun year.
  6. MLB 2017 - if you build it, they will cub

    FYI: if you have a T-Mobile account, make sure you have the T-Mobile Tuesdays app downloaded. They give free stuff every Tuesday and tomorrow's is a free year of
  7. That's Ty. He's been pretty Franck () about answering questions about the series on twitter.
  8. Video Games: Dawn of Waaaaagh!

    I spent yesterday dying a lot in the Ringed City, the new (and final) Dark Souls 3 DLC. I'm enjoying it a lot, but it seems I enjoy DS3 more than most so that's to be expected. Seems like they may have dialed up the difficulty for this one. Made it past an enemy who kept summoning legions of ethereal archers only to be pushed off of a ledge by an ambush I should've seen coming. I thought, "At least I'm not going to have go through those archers again, they won't make that guy respawn.....will they?" They did.
  9. Rank your 2017 TV shows throughout the year

    Just a few updates from me...I keep thinking I must be missing some shows but I spent the earlier part of this year getting caught up on some things from last year like The Man in the High Castle, which continued to be just OK, but as that's a 2016 show I'll leave it off this list. But for this year, Baskets was once again brilliant but the big surprise is Feud which has been absolutely stellar. 1. The Young Pope 2. Feud 3. The Expanse 4. Baskets 5. Black Sails 6. Girls 7. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia 8. The Magicians 9. The Mick 10. Sherlock 11. Taboo
  10. Tell Me About A Great Biography You've Read.

    I don't read a lot of biographies, but when I do they tend to be music autobiographies. Two I really liked were Levon Helm's and Miles Davis'. Be warned, Levon's book will really affect your ability to enjoy the Last Waltz, at least for a little bit. And Miles Davis uses "motherfucker" the way Al Swearengen uses "cocksucker." But both were good reads.
  11. Not really. There's a suggestion that they may be prostitutes or concubines or something of that nature (although I'm sure there's more going on there). A few relevant passages from Claw (all from Chapter XXX, pg 461 of my copy): "I learned much later that there was a good reason for selecting only boys well below the age of puberty to carry the messages our proximity to the witches required." "...and we knew it was the witches themselves who screamed thus...Nor were those screams the howlings of lunacy and the shrieks of agony, as ours were." We meet one, Merryn, who is with the Cumaean during all the Apu-Punchau business at the end of Claw. She seems to have some knowledge of what Severian (and the reader) would term "magic" but she also says, "There is no magic. There is only knowledge, more or less hidden." So I think it's safe to say Witches have some knowledge on the more hidden side of the scale. Honestly, about all we really know for sure is that they acquire new members in much the same way as the Torturer's Guild. Boys born to prisoners of the Torturers become Torturers, girls become Witches. It's why Severian says that if he has a sister, she's a witch. Not much to go on, really.
  12. Rothfuss XII: The Doors of Twitch

    ASAP. There's no reason to sit on it. IIRC there was about 2-3 months between when GRRM said he was done with A Dance with Dragons and when it was published, which is crazy fast for the publishing industry. But when you've got that many guaranteed day 1 sales just waiting you streamline the process. And there was only 1 season of the show out at the time, the books have only become more popular since.
  13. Watcha Watching? Tell me everything.

    Caught the first episode of Feud last night. Really well done. Jessica Lange and Susan Sarandon are perfectly cast as Joan Crawford and Bette Davis. Definitely going to be keeping up with this one.
  14. I agree. Seems like they've gotten more comfortable with basically everything as they've gotten further and further away from the source material. I'm okay with it.
  15. Didn't we figure out before that his whole schtick is SEO related, or something along those lines? Something about driving page views, anyway. Or am I misremembering?