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  1. polishgenius

    Watched, Watching & Rewatch Redux

    I got Netflix recently so I've been watching Happy!, which is on there everywhere aside from the US as I understand it (where it's a SyFy joint). Cracking show. Great self-aware black comedy with real emotion bubbling udnerneath, I've been comparing to to Shane Black mixed with Crank (not surprising, one of Crank's directors showruns) and it's also got more than a dash of Deadpool thrown in (though I like this season more than either Deadpool film).
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    Football: the winter break

    Smalling gets a lot of stick but in fairness when he's fit he's a really fucking good defender. You just can't rely on him to be. I always felt Jones was hard done-by but he's almost fallen into being the player he was always said to be. Like, he was always awkard but did make up for it with recoveries, but the more injuries he has the less he can rely on that and he becomes more of a liability. But I always felt he shouldn't have been a CB anyway. His movement was always that of a midfielder- part of the problem as he over-relies on his partner to cover- and I never thought he got enough of a chance in that position, though likely for us he'd not quite have been good enough anyway.
  3. I mean, though, why do the seasons need to be scientifically plausible in aSoIaF? It's fantasy. This argument has come up before and I always find it weird. On the world-building overall- sure, it's completely unoriginal and it's not always as logical as Martin would like it to be but when it comes down to it it feels right - GRRM has the knack of making it feel like he's filled in more details than he actually has (and he has filled in quite a lot). I certainly disagree with briantw's position that it's way better than most fantasy authors but I agree that it is a world that feels lived in, and like it has a history to it.
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    Football: the winter break

    That's an insanely good finish by Lacazette in that position.
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    Football: the winter break

    Rashford is on fire.
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    MMA & Boxing 20: D.C. Stands For "Double Champ"

    I reckon Yoel Romero has a shot at giving Jones a kicking if he ever moves back up and should therefore give it a try.
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    MMA & Boxing 20: D.C. Stands For "Double Champ"

    I'm fairly sure Cain's going to get absolutely fucking tooled by Ngannou, ending that conversation. I mean come on, he's been out with repeated serious injuries for essentially six years, and he's not exactly young. He might be able to take advantage of Ngannou's lack of wrestling tools but if I was betting I'd bet on him looking like a broken old man and getting sparked.
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    Football: the winter break

    Marcelo Bielsa called a surprise press conference today. People thought he might be resigning over Spygate. Instead, he's admitted it (and to spying on everyone else too) but set about proving that it made no difference by spending like two hours laying out to the world exactly how to beat Derby in minute detail.
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    Football: the winter break

    In fairness from what I've read they made his position pretty much untenable- essentially demoted him and made him answer to someone with a very different way he wanted to do things, and then rubbed it in by telling him he's got no money to work with anyway.
  10. polishgenius

    MCUniverse- Captain Marvel Rises!

    Sure, but my argument is that this happened because of itself, not because of Batman and Robin.
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    MCUniverse- Captain Marvel Rises!

    And then they went to see BvS in even greater numbers. We don't like some of them much (well, I like Man of Steel but...) but they make plenty of money. This take for example: just doesn't really make sense because way more people went to see the first four DCEU films than the first four Marvel films. Batman vs Superman in particular clearly drew people on the strength of the two names. Sure, Marvel had a fresh slate to build with but they did have to build it, and that took time. Justice League failed miserably but that was on the back of BvS and its own bad hype, not baggage from previous versions of DC movies.
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    New Neal Stephenson Novel: “Fall: or Dodge in Hell”

    Absolutely and I was annoyed that he never properly resolved it.
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    New Neal Stephenson Novel: “Fall: or Dodge in Hell”

    In his defence, this particular one supposedly wasn't his fault: he had two seperate ideas for novels- the gamer thing and the islamic thing I believe were the two halves- and his publisher demanded that he smoosh them together because Neal Stephenson books are expected to be LONG. This really just sounds like it takes the central character from Reamde and puts it in a whole new thing just jumping off from the electronic world background of that book, so I shouldn't think any faults in the first will manifest here. Especially since Richard was a pretty solid character I thought.
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    Football: the winter break

    Now you know how I felt until three weeks ago.
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    Football: the winter break

    Other positives: Herrera was back to his hassling, scurrying best, and Rashford is an absolute menace.
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