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  1. Bakker: The Great Ordeal SPOILER THREAD pt. II

    I'm assuming you mean The Four Revelations, The False Sun, and the Knife of Many Hands? If so, my opinion is that they can be read in any order. They are in-world and not really intended to be stand-alones. The False Sun is easily the best, and it probably also is the most informative about the main story.
  2. US Elections - From Russia with Love

    I kept getting annoyed by the terribly-timed chants of "Hillary," but of course I've now learned that I was ignorant and that they were timed to shut down noise from the Bros.
  3. US Elections - From Russia with Love

    Wow, Jill Stein is a contemptible fool. Boy, Chelsea's talk was weak. Hillary is doing pretty well now though.
  4. U.S. Elections - Philadelphia edition

    Meryl Streep trying to recreate the Dean Scream but weirder? I am still thinking about Silverman's put down from yesterday. It was one of the most cathartic things ever. In an instant many Bros felt on a visceral level, that yes, they were being ridiculous.
  5. Bakker: The Great Ordeal SPOILER THREAD pt. II

    But then I think Saubon out-thinks himself and thinks its some ruse where Kellhus told Proyas to allow Saubon to think that a buggering occurred.
  6. Bakker: The Great Ordeal SPOILER THREAD pt. II

    Oirunas cleaved Harapior in half with his sword. A question I have about Throne Room though is when did Serwa get her Emilidis-crafted collar removed?
  7. U.S. Elections - Philadelphia edition

    Can you elaborate on this?
  8. U.S. Elections - Philadelphia edition

    That Sarah Silverman moment was an instant classic for me. It wasn't just what she said but how she said it. Perfectly delivered.
  9. Bakker: The Great Ordeal SPOILER THREAD pt. II

    Indeed. Imagine Sorweel trying to reconcile his lust for Serwa with "Mu'miorn!"
  10. MLB 2016: Chia Pet Un-Safe Zone

    They may have destroyed that guy forever! What if he never makes it back to the majors?
  11. MLB 2016: Chia Pet Un-Safe Zone

    Damn, I didn't realize this guy Story for Colorado was a short stop or I'd forgotten. So you have Story with like 28 HR's, Diaz hitting .318 with good power, and Seager for LA all as NL rookie shortstops this year. I feel like all of them would win Rooke of the Year most years.
  12. U.S. Elections: The Trumph of the Will

    You didn't really address my point at all. I'm saying that I bet the Romney administration or the McCain administration would have tried something too; not that they should have.
  13. U.S. Elections: The Trumph of the Will

    I have a question about Libya, and I am defending Clinton only up to a point. I agree that it did not go well. My question is, could it have? I think one of the things you have to judge leaders on is context and what another in their shoes would likely have done. That is part of why Iraq was so damning for the Bush White House because it was such their idea that they pushed and not something any US President in the same shoes would have been likely to do. When QGKaddafi was getting ready to attack Benghazi I think many and maybe most US Presidents and Secretaries of State would have been tempted to take some kind of action. But quickly figuring out a post-QGKaddafi plan for Libya is no small task? So was the wiser move to do nothing? I think perhaps, but it was not the road most would have taken, ergo it was a very tough spot to be in for a western leader.
  14. MLB 2016: Chia Pet Un-Safe Zone

    An interesting thing about Chapman is that he's never been on a really good team and thus has never had a lot of save opportunities. Would be very interesting to see what he would be like on a winner and how much intimidation factor he would bring. I am amazed by this Sale story but also agree that most teams would overlook it due to his talent. St. Louis got owned by Kazmir when they faced him in LA earlier this year. They face him on ESPN tonight and are throwing a rookie in his debut MLB start.
  15. Bakker: The Great Ordeal SPOILER THREAD pt. II

    What I find potentially disappointing is that this arc could just be over in which case it wasn't all that interesting in the grand scheme of the story. We'll have to wait for the next book to see, I suppose.