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  1. 14 hours ago, Ser Rodrigo Belmonte II said:

    It’s because of fanboy attitudes like this that Disney has been able to get away making hot garbage and still making money cause people like Mormont will still consume it all , thereby providing them with no incentives for improving their SW content. Vote with your wallets people ! 

    My standard for what makes a good (worthwhile) movie or series is, first, how likely am I to want to rewatch it. Second, How likely am I to want to own a copy (back when people still purchased physical media).

    I've re-watched a lot of SW. I even own some dvd's. But post 2012, the most recent thing I rewatched was the series finale of Clone Wars. Before that it was Solo, TLJ and Rogue One, and is been a while. Buying a Blu Ray never occurred to me.

  2. 4 hours ago, Zorral said:

    Perhaps not as anesthetized to people's assholery and being proud of it back then?

    You might be on to something there. The pandemic didn’t exactly do wonders for my faith in humanity. 

    Watching this film I kept thinking “fall of the Roman Empire”. 

  3. 5 hours ago, Varysblackfyre321 said:

    In her defense it’s not really cheating imo if they’re in the midst of going through a divorce.

    Yeah, if you’re one of those immoral fornicators who believe in divorce. 

    3 hours ago, Gaston de Foix said:

    Although the claim that she was giving a handjob doesn't appear to be substantiated (yet).  She might have been on her way...

    God damn. During Beetlejuice?!?

  4. 4 hours ago, Kalnak the Magnificent said:

    Gods, this is beyond the pale

    I mean, okay, sure, they tried to justify an illegitimate takeover of the government using violence, they locked kids in cages, they repeatedly said that the vaccines didn't work which resulted in hundreds of thousands of unnecessary deaths - but consensual fondling of a boob in public IS JUST TOO MUCH

    I'm just impressed that, along with getting herself ejected from a stage play for behaving like an ass, a sitting member of the house of representatives would be dumb enough to gleefully allow herself to get felt up in public. And she's still married to another guy; nice. 

  5. 1 hour ago, Tywin et al. said:

     And Margot Robbie.... one of the few times I felt like my jaw hit the floor the first time I saw an actress. I'm glad her star has blown up so much because she absolutely deserves it. 

    Jonah Hill's character had a similar reaction.

    Jon Bernthal is underappreciated. Note the scene where Belfort wakes up after his bachelor party. 

    And Matthew McConaughey. My god. I imagine a lot of the dialogue in that film is just r-rated improv. 

  6. I’m rewatching The Wolf of Wall Street.

    Maybe there was something wrong with me the first time, but I’m enjoying it so much more this time around. How did I not realize how insanely funny this this movie is? 

    Also, less than five minutes in and Leonardo DiCaprio is blowing cocaine into a prostitute’s rectum with a straw? Scorsese is fearless. 

  7. 1 minute ago, Ser Scot A Ellison said:

    How did Seldon build a pocket dimension that no one but he knew about?

    He’s Harry Seldon B) 

    I’m not totally up to date on this thread. Is this a question that was being asked before the last episode?

    Gene Roddenberry was once asked a question about the Enterprise’s transporters, “How do the Heisenberg compensators work?”

    “Quite well, thank you.” 

  8. 10 minutes ago, Ser Scot A Ellison said:

    No.  They didn’t.  It was this big mysterious object found when the Foundation arrived (by slow boat) on Terminus.  We didn’t know it had anything to fo with Seldon until the last episode.  

    How it got there/how it was built is never explained.

    You literally see it being launched and being built.

    It travelled faster than the slow boat did. Like, literally 1 km/h faster. It got there 5 minutes before the foundation did. 

    8 minutes ago, Ran said:

    It was Foundation technology in the first place.

    It also required touch. It transported one person. 

    The castle-er had the device. The person being castled didn’t have to touch shit. 

  9. 38 minutes ago, Ser Scot A Ellison said:

    Yes.  Hence my question.  The Vault was there when the Foundation arrived on Terminus.  How did Sheldon get the Vault there before the Foundation.

    They showed that. In season 1.

    2 hours ago, Ran said:

    Like, if the Vault was in space and it sucked all the imperial fleet into its infinite pocket universe instead, would that, too, have been okay by you? Would you really not think it's kind of lame that this heretofor unknown capability was not revealed just to create a false drama?

    Moot. Because that didn’t happen.

    I think it would be extremely weird for the Seldon avatar to boast about having superior technology, in a move that was obviously designed to provoke a response,  and then not be prepared for that response.

    I think it would be extremely weird for an itinerant con man to have superior technology to the Foundation. 

  10. 3 hours ago, Luzifer's right hand said:

    An open letter by a group of doctors has asked for masking in the health care sector again recently and it mentioned that a lot of doctors that support it prefer to stay anonymous.

    Completely understandable as a prominent pro-vaccine/madking doctor commited suicide after constant death threats. Most prefer to remain silent nowadays as the police openly said in that case that she should just shut if she did not want death threats.

    Jesus. I hadn’t heard this. Is there a link?

  11. At no point during Empire’s fisticuffs with General Riose did either Lee Pace or Ben Daniels strip down to a sleek, sweaty, rippling mass. 

    0/10. All my thumbs: down. 

    1 hour ago, Ran said:

    The quite-literal deus ex machina of the Terminus story was less successful. Basically, the Vault can do anything as the plot requires, and that's sort of boring.

    I was thinking, “deus ex machina” as well, but it really isn’t. It’s already been established that the vault is powerful, that people can enter the vault and survive, and that the interior of the vault can be manipulated to whatever it needs to be. It’s kind of a clever reveal. 

    Gaal’s illusion; that kind of came out of nowhere. 

    The most significant development is the Spacer liberation. That screws Empire big time. 

  12. 2 hours ago, Zorral said:

    Women who are get pregnant may not agree with that.  A lot of women who are pregnant should not be, because of serious damage to the fetus, which damages the woman, even kills her.  So they have no choice about living on the planet since they are dead.

    I get it. What they've done to reproductive rights in the US is shocking; and that was long before Dobbs. I still remember a story that was published in Slate years ago about a woman with a late term placental abruption. This was a baby that she intended on taking to term and she had to choose to terminate the pregnancy. She nearly died because there were no doctors on duty who were willing to perform the procedure. Not "able". "Willing". 

    I'm not excusing this stuff as being benign or trivial. I'm just saying it could be much, much worse. 

  13. On 9/13/2023 at 10:45 AM, Zorral said:

    There is no need at all to be competent to be the above, and to break everything beyond repair, while committing endless, indescribable atrocities and cruelties.  They prove it, do it, every day.

    Incompetent evil bastards overturn Roe v Wade and are then left poleaxed when they can't get an abortion ban passed in Kansas. Incompetent evil bastards fail at flipping razor thin margins in both houses of congress despite an administration with a mid-40's approval rating and gas north of $3.00/gallon.

    Competent evil bastards figure out a way to nuke Tehran and then get their title changed from "Mr. President" to "Dictator for Life".

    Still pretty terrible, but not "I don't want to live on this planet anymore" terrible. 

  14. 1 hour ago, Zorral said:

    Color us not surprised.

    Families of Sandy Hook victims have yet to see a dime from Alex Jones
    Although documents show that Jones has a net worth of $14m, he's yet to make good on his court-ordered payments


    Put his ass in a supermax until he pays up. He can watch Brandon on his little Tee Vee until he get out. 

  15. 3 hours ago, Ran said:

    He meant 50% higher than it currently was. In Australia (where he's from and the labor market he's discussing), it's at 3.7%, so he was suggesting 5.2-5.5% unemployment (and ~250k additional unemployed Australians).

    My mistake.

    Only 250k more unemployed? Oh, that's not so bad. 'Shouldn't result in too many deaths or too much extremist politics. 

    The same proles who will be paying for the rest of their lives for bailing guys like this out back in 2009, they need to feel the pain so they can properly genuflect for the titans of capital that are generous enough to let them "not starve". 

    I'm paraphrasing but that's the gist. I think Greenspan once said something similar. 

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