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  1. kairparavel

    HBO's Sharp Objects

    It's my favourite GF book but I don't think I can handle the claustrophobic anxiety and grimness of it on screen right now. I'm feeling pretty bleak catching up on Handmaid's Tale.
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: The Prequel

    Career of Evil was far too condensed and didn't really show the full breadth of Robin and Strike's relationship. Really watered down the plot. Ah well. I'm 8 episodes into The Handmaid's Tale first season and I've lost all hope for the world.
  3. And rolled back sex ed. https://www.thebeaverton.com/2018/07/doug-ford-replaces-sex-ed-curriculum-with-old-copy-of-playboy-found-in-woods/
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    2018 Quarter-finals

    Oh Sterling.
  5. But the problem with the apology seems to be 'Had I known you were with the media' which is super problematic. As is his zero tolerance policy. But again at this point I'd be ok with 'Drunk and super hot me did something super INappropriate' because so many men have in the past. It's ok to have been inappropriate and also show growth from that.
  6. Margaret Wente had a good editorial on this. For me personally he should just admit and move on because it predates any political aspirations.
  7. Using a Daily Mail link captures this whole thing perfectly. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5916313/Twitter-goes-crazy-womans-posts-revealing-two-strangers-flirting-plane.html I read the original Twitter thread about a woman who asked someone to switch seats so she and her boyfriend could sit together, leading them to concoct a burgeoning romance between strangers on a plane. Admittedly I thought it was kinda funny in the beginning and harmless. (How wrong I was. )Towards the end it was like, 'You've had your fun but leave them alone. This is a bit much taking photos of them leaving the gate together.' The person tweeting from the plane blurred out the faces as she was taking photos of them. That was probably more than enough BUT NO she and her boyfriend did some Instagram snooping when they were home to find out who they were (the fuck) and posted a cropped out photo of the dude. And the internet, as it does, served up their identities almost immediately. Someone recognized his profile photo and of course because the live Tweeting revealed they followed each other on IG during the flight people found out who she was too. Luckily? the guy was ok with having himself outed to the world for simply being a nice guy on a plane and as it turns out a former pro soccer player with a more famous brother. But the woman in the equation hasn't agreed to be part of this viral news story not that it matters because her name has been posted all over the internet. Viral fame is mindboggling and the lure of internet mob sleuthing is great, apparently, to the detriment of people's privacy. Instead of being on The Today show should this Tweeting woman face some sort of consequences? Or is this just life now where you're internationally known - name, age, occupation, affiliations, face everywhere for essentially doing nothing because someone was bored on a plane for a few hours and had no grasp of boundaries? I mean it's a news cycle and we'll all be onto the next whatever but i's just gross and I'm not sure how to stop it. This could have turned out so much worse for so many reasons. It's made me rethink a lot of things, particularly my social media footprint.
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    MLB 2018: Sho(hei) Me What You Got

    Max Muncy, that Funky Muncy. This team. We loves them precious.
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    MLB 2018: Sho(hei) Me What You Got

    Matt Kemp. Also ladyscary.
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    Round of 16: : LET THE (Knockout) GAMES BEGIN!

    Is this real life?
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    MLB 2018: Sho(hei) Me What You Got

    Happy Bobby Bonilla Day!
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    Cord Cutting Advice - Not the newborn type

    Also, I've noticed the Fubo feed is a good minute to a minute and a half behind cable. I wonder if other live tv apps or services like Hulu are the same. Again a somewhat nitpick: if you're watching a live sporting event or GoT or whatever, you need to be on complete lockdown from the outside world. Unless it's just me whose friends text during shows and events? *L* I've learned to stay off social media and turn off app alerts so I expect this won't be that big a difference. Just change is hard, I guess.
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    Slug 'em back - Drinking Continues!

    After our stop at their Yountville tasting room last summer we became Girard Winery members. Highly recommend. I fell in love with their rose zinfandel during our tasting and added 4 bottles to our last shipment. So crisp and melon-y. Enjoying a glass before dinner.
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    Round of 16: : LET THE (Knockout) GAMES BEGIN!

    Hey! Same. And did the research too during the match. Was really impressed with Cavani and Suarez. I hope Uruguay continues through even if it means knocking out France.
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    Cord Cutting Advice - Not the newborn type

    We're preparing for cord-cutting ourselves and I have a question or two about Roku. We set up the Roku Ultra today on our wireless network to try it out before we ditch our cable box. Our television is a 46" Samsung 1080p that's roughly 7 years old, give or take. I know the Ultra is more than we need for such a tv but we're set up for something newer if we decide to go that way and we liked the remote with headphone jack. Anyways... I set up the HDMI connection with the same settings we use on the cable box and the PS4. We watched Netflix for a bit and World Cup through Fubo and while the picture isn't terrible it often looks like you're watching the internet, which of course we are. The image doesn't seem to be as crisp as through our Comcast box. It's hardly the worst thing but are there settings we can play with or is that life? It feels nitpicky but I don't know if it's the age of the television, the HDMI cable which is pretty cheap, the wifi (vs direct hookup between the gateway and the Roku which we don't have), or just the reality of cord cutting with a streaming device.