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  1. Fucking Nationals. Win when you want them to lose. Lose when you want them to win. Ah well, Jays. Probably shouldn't have come down to the last day...*coughfuckingPadresfuckingGiantscough*
  2. Evanescence isn't EDM. Evanescence remixed is EDM. Paul Oakenfold, Martin Garrix, Calvin Harris, Diplo.
  3. I read The Only Good Indians last year and it's very good. This was my not very good at reviewing books review: The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones. Intense creepy horror mixed with a thought provoking commentary on hunting, among other things.
  4. I just learned his sister is singer Molly Johnson, which likely only has meaning to Canadians.
  5. This series is based on the book written by Justin Fenton who is a crime reporter for The Baltimore Sun and who put out a Twitter thread of photos of locations from The Wire. A series of 'this location from episode X and how it looks now'. He also did a 'beat swap' 12 years ago with a reporter from London which was super interesting. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/mark-hughes-in-baltimore-just-minutes-after-i-arrived-i-was-at-the-scene-of-a-shooting-1816584.html https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/justin-fenton-in-london-the-sound-of-fireworks-reminds-me-of-home-1816583.html
  6. Apparently the vaccination or weekly testing mandate by my employer has raised our vaccination rate since Labor Day. Hassle is the difference maker, it seems.
  7. There were a lot of clever and poignant things this season. There was also the dumbest episode ever. And a lot of horses. Submit to the Crow Horse.
  8. I missed this last weekend as we were road tripping until Wednesday. https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2021/09/10/trevor-bauer-leave-2021-season-playoffs/ I read elsewhere [LA Times] that the temporary restraining order was lifted last month because If that were the case then I guess this whole investigation/administrative leave is like, one big misunderstanding! But my favorite talking point is from the WaPo link: When people talk about rape culture, and specifically deny it's existence, that argument right there is one that enables it to continue. Fuck Trevor Bauer and the attitudes and systems within MLB, the law, and society that keep this bullshit going.
  9. It's rather incredulous but also not at all surprising that it's been magically avoided and that all is basically forgiven in pro $ports. And he just scored. Ugh.
  10. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/police-shoot-washington/2021/08/25/86ce8258-0582-11ec-8c3f-3526f81b233b_story.html Of course, a dfferent set of police responded to each incident but also, you know.
  11. So do you think Mr. & Mrs. Met are swingers?
  12. So can his contract be voided by a morality clause? Or do the Dodgers just cut him loose to the tune of 80 million? And compounding all this is this country's terrible history in convicting sexual assaulters and abusers so breaking ties prior to a guilty verdict is a different kind of bad look.
  13. Rooting for you. http://www.collectiveretreats.com/
  14. The men's teams competing in Olympic soccer are U23 and generally not made up of first squad players. So the Mexican team that won bronze and the Mexican team that played (and *lost in the final of) the Gold Cup are two entirely different groups of players. Also keep in mind that the Olympics and Euros and Copa America were played a year late. The Gold Cup was on schedule. The women's teams are the same squads competing for the World Cup.
  15. I was looking up the release date for Alecto the Ninth and discovered that it's been pushed out until 2023, after intially being pushed out to 2022 AND that it's now book FOUR in the series. https://www.tor.com/2021/07/30/announcing-nona-the-ninth-a-new-addition-to-the-locked-tomb-series-from-tamsyn-muir/
  16. I guess that's one way to spread Covid-19. https://www.masnsports.com/nationals-pastime/2021/07/nats-game-in-philly-postponed-after-more-positive-tests.html
  17. The difference in reaction and reception is based on one's view of athletes - human beings or commodities.
  18. I hope Bob Odenkirk's ok. https://variety.com/2021/tv/news/bob-odenkirk-hospitalized-collapse-better-call-saul-1235029033/
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