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    Doing favs : Reading (duh!), hiking/camping, sports, surfin' the 'net.

    Reading favs: GRRM (duh! Again...) Spider Robinson, Terry Pratchett, Donald Westlake, Ed McBain, John Sandford, Jeffery Deaver, Tim Dorsey...I'm sure I'm forgetting some...

    Watching Favs: House, Heros, CSI, Monk, Burn Notice, old movies...

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  1. Quoth

    TTTNE 472: A new Year, a new Ruler-or not

    Stay calm and keep posting. I'm only following the Royal Wedding in the hopes that somewhere on youtube there will be posted a video of the Queen joining in on the Chicken Dance.
  2. I mostly enjoyed the series. I did get into some of the characters (Sara Howard and John Moore, the Isaacson Brothers, and Mary Palmer all were great). Never really warmed to Laszlo, though. Thought the ending was sort of flat (never did get to read the book...). Would like to see another season re: Angel of Darkness (that book, too, is on my shelf waiting to be read... )
  3. Thanks, Astromech. Yeah, that seemed strange to me, too. I'd have pursued if only to confirm their deaths. But, then, we have decades worth of spy/thriller stories, movies and TV shows to hone our assassin like abilities. That site's still not working for me. Maybe it's the browser? I'm using Firefox. Anyway, if it's just recaps... *shrug*
  4. Noooooo! Aw, Mary! Who was the third man "invading" Laszo's place? He wasn't also a cop/former cop, was he? Has anyone tried to go to the site thealienist.com "to get deeper into the show and for more info" as they say during the show? All it seems to be is a a street scene with the year 1896 shown in the middle. There is a "hot spot" near the upper left corner, but clicking on it does nothing...
  5. I liked it as well. I haven't read the book. So, I found it dragged a little here and there, but, attributed it to the need for exposition. The sets and costumes and the three leads were amazing and, as you say, seemed to really capture the tone. Looking forward to the next ep.
  6. Yeppers. Excessive "trips to the mound" by anyone, including it seems the folks selling popcorn, are getting ridiculous and annoying. And agree, the insane number off time outs until the batter feels ten thousand percent comfortable and ready to bat are getting ridiculous. But, I also don't mind the pace of the game. Another big NO vote to pitch clocks. As with the "automatic intentional walk", how much time was saved anyway last year?
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    TTTNE 471: The Musical

    Won't be around Friday, and maybe the rest of week. Wanted to make sure to get my Merry Christmas!!! in to all my TTTNE buds. May all your wishes come true!
  8. I'm on the fence about Ralph. At first I was amused. But he can get tiring pretty quickly. And why am I being forced to watch a Borg in a barcalounger?
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    SpaceX--Spacecraft, rockets, and Mars

    I'm not well versed in this. And I guess there' still a mountain of work to be done concerning such an endeavor. But, excusing my ignorance, wouldn't it be tricky to differentiate between such a commercial flight and an incoming ICBM (assuming there is/will be a reliable program to shoot down ICBMs)?
  10. Cute ep of Flash last night. Introduced Plastic Man. Usual silliness, but entertaining nonetheless.
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    Anyone watching "The Orville"?

    Meh. Neither did Star Trek. The writers of the original series knew it was a wise angle. But, it severely hampered storytelling. I enjoyed the ep. as well.
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    Who would have harder time adapting.

    Don't recall where I read this. Maybe somewhere on this board. Reminds me of this: To the 1317er (paraphrasing): "We have these hand held devices that allow us to connect to the collective wisdom of the planet. We use them to watch cat videos and to vehemently argue over the most ridiculous things with people we've never met."
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    Preacher- AMC Comic Adaptation

    Well, that sounds hauntingly familiar...
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    Preacher- AMC Comic Adaptation

    This ep held my interest, at least. Rather dark turns here and there. Not much of a cliff hanger, tho. I've not read the graphic novel(s). Is the show running more or less along the lines of the written canon?
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    Youtube Videos.

    I recently stumbled across these on Youtube. I watched these discussions (Ethics in America) on PBS... oh, back in the 80's I guess. I found them to be absolutely fascinating. Harvard Law Professors conducting panel discussions, using the Socratic method and some increasingly excruciating hypotheticals , with some interesting folks (General Westmoreland and others involved with the Vietnam War?!). These two shows (Click around for other likewise interesting subjects) involved ethical conduct by the military, the media. etc. during war. Sounds weird but I still find them compelling. Sometimes what is said is horrific. Sometimes oddly comforting that superpowered military minds would even stop to think about ethics of war. Under Orders Under Fire Part 1 Under Orders Under Fire Part 2