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  • Birthday 08/29/1981

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    US Politics: Red, Red Whine

    Nice thing about Hick is he is moderate but not really in current climate. If the Dems really think there are still never Trumpers and swing voters he would be a good choice. But he is a bit too business cozy to drum up true excitement. I don't expect him to be a player in two years like I once did. That said, he really has stuck to the party line better than i thought he would. He hasn't accepted the Tea Party as the new center like some have.
  2. Gamergate, with it's numerous death threats. The Incel movement, connected to the Toronto attack. The driving force behind the alt-right. Yes, it is a cesspit. And one that hides behind the 'just trolling' defense and anonymity. The news goes nuts when a midwest white girl gets recruited by ISIS and overlooks the indoctrination going on in 4chan forums.
  3. It is dicey. It looks like it started as a 4-chan 'joke' among the alt-right; 'let's own the libs by pretending this is our new calling card and see if they report on it.' Now it is jumbled and confused, a calling card that the alt-right will use then deny means anything. As it has no history these assholes will pretend it means nothing at all, then flash it in photos regularly. As to when, this is rather recent. This year I think. edit: Here is a link that goes into it. Looks like it started last year.
  4. Took my 7yo to 'Daniel's story' at the holocaust museum yesterday. On the wake of this news it has even more of an impact. Seeing MAGA hats inside it made my blood boil.
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    Unpopular opinions

    Love that movie too. Not being a comic person I was unaware it was an adaption and could care less. It was wonderful. Late to the party so I will throw in a few of mine. - I love Firefly but cancellation saved it's legacy. It would work better today on a network like FX where it could be trimmed down to 13 episodes per season, but had it been successful it would have been full of complete schlock as they tried to fill out 20+ episodes. -The Original Ghostbusters is slow, unfunny, and boring. Ghostbusters 2 and the remake are both better movies. -Twilight Princess is and underrated Zelda game (I think this is unpopular, the game gets very little love from what I see). -Warcraft 3 was a better multiplayer game than Starcraft.
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    Arby's Twitter features "GrimDark" author

    I think Arby's just like the tweet, so the mention was only following that. Sykes is pretty good, though I have only read a couple of his books. He is funny, embraces the DnD influence without pandering to it, and does well in juggling a large cast. He writes some of the more entertaining dialog in the genre; I recall his first book having two characters arguing about what makes something ironic whilst in the middle of a battle in a very entertaining way.. Honestly I think I just forgot about his current series or I would have continued on with it. I think I will check the library tonight. He is also one of the better authors to follow on twitter as he and a small group of fantasy authors humorously taunt each other regularly.
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    NBA playoffs 2018 - Raptors over Cavs in 6

    Warriors in 5, Cavs in 6. I can see the Celtics surprising me but I still don't think the Rockets have what it takes to make the final step.
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    May - Reading 2018 - Have another?

    I am still working my way through Hobb, having just finished Fool's Errand. The series continues to be excellent, as everyone already knows. But I have a conundrum. I can either go on with Golden Fool, which seems like an excellent idea. But luck has given me early access to Foundryside, the newest novel from Robert Jackson Bennett, and I really do like Bennett. I am pretty sure I am going to jump right into Golden Fool, but damn it is tempting. But finishing Tawny Man seems the prudent course.
  9. I think it still is. Independent book stores are actually doing quite well and outside of the niche ones they carry what sells. I promise there is at least one copy of LotR in the local shop in my town at any time.
  10. Yeah, Harry Potter is going no where, and I doubt Discworld will disappear either. Sad to say I still see a full Goodkind shelf every time I go to the book store, he isn't going away soon. But yeah, Bakker? I would be shocked if I saw his latest book at the book store right now. I love Prince of Nothing, and I am only a book behind on UC, but we can wish all we want and he is never going to be more than a cult author. Think Myrvyn Peake at best.
  11. A day later I still can not believe Chub dropped to the Broncos. But i am even more shocked the Bills moved up to grab a Quarterback from Wyoming. I have watched him live once and he passed the eye test...against Mountain West talent. Then i look at his stats and laugh at the Bills. Falling in love with a body type.
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    April 2018 Reads

    I finished up Live Traders today. I really like Live Traders, I think I enjoyed it more than the Farseer trilogy. I may have to jump right into Tawny Man, hope the library has them on e-book so I don't have to wait.
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    NHL: Offseason (Trades, UFA, Awards & the Draft)

    Yep. That was a beat down. Hoped they could it get it back to Nashville but to be honest I didn't see the series getting to game 6. Avs are a team with a bright future but good god is Nashville good. Think i will root for them the rest of the way.
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    NBA 2018 - Soup's on!

    I don't usually hold player grudges. I still think Melo had some major potential and at the time was sad to see him go but at least he played until he was traded. I say that to say this. I loved watching Nurkic, who refused to play and dogged his way out of Denver, be almost no factor in the playoff series as Portland got swept. Small consolation as my Nuggets sit at home, but it gave me some small joy for a bit at least.
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    NHL: Offseason (Trades, UFA, Awards & the Draft)

    It was pretty amazing. He wasn't making easy saves the whole time, you were getting great shots on him. I woke up my kid when the Avs took the lead on the breakaway. Weirdly enough I kind of expected a win last night, it just seems to happen so much when a backup get a chance to shine. Keeps us hopeful but I don't see him surviving an onslaught like that two more times. Nashville is just too damn deep, I hate to watch when the MacKinnon line leaves the ice.