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    The Mandalorian (Spoiler Thread)

    The Lil' Yoda is adorable, but I have to agree I didn't like this one as much. Loved some of the fantastic visuals, him coming over the ridge in the desert, etc. But such a short episode amounted to little more than "Killed some Jawas and an angry mom cow". I might try to skip the rest of the weekly episodes until I can stream the rest of the season in one or two sittings.
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    The Mandalorian (Spoiler Thread)

    As soon as that taxi speeder guy talked I said "Ahhh Brian Posehn is in Star Wars!!!" That was great. Wonder how they'll get some acting chops outta Pascal more than "walk confidently" and "turn head threateningly". I assume they will. Final thought, I love his armor and costume lots and lots. A 12" figurine of some sort will likely be on my bookshelf eventually.
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: Those aren't pillows!

    Got Disney+ up and running. Of course watched the Mandalorian, but there is some old stuff I'm looking forward to dipping into. Gargoyles is as bad-ass as I remember it being as a pre-teen (Okay, not quite that bad-ass, but it's still entertaining). Now onto Escape To Witch Mountain, which I adored as a kid and hadn't thought about in decades. Tomorrow I think I'll do Bedknobs and Broomsticks. Also, those of you that haven't purchased it yet, if you have a Verizon unlimited data plan, you get a year of it for free! Saved me seventy bucks.
  4. I wonder if anyone has mentioned parallels to Shakespearean wit during Marvel writers' rooms.
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    MLB Post/Off-season: Houston, We Have a Problem

    Well, I certainly agree with you about game 6. That week was one of the best of my life. I was just trying to be humble haha. I think the Nats coming from such a bad start was great, and were written off by a lot of people before the WS began.
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    Video Games: Gears of Borderlands

    Also, the D4 demo was incredibly underwhelming to me. I suppose it's a pre-alpha and not out for four years (if they follow the D3 announcement to release schedule). But color me unimpressed to see items with "Offense" "Defense" and two dinky other stats. I'm a POE and Grim Dawn player and am used to layered, complex character customization. If they do another dumbed-down game like D3, it's going to be very disappointing. I can only hope that they havent integrated many systems at all, and the pitiful looking passive tree and skill selection are bandaids. The combat looked smooth, which they always nail. Agreed that Blizzards politics suck.
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    NBA Off-Season 2019 - Bridge Over the River Kawhi

    Yeah he definitely looked like a keeper in college and I thought he'd become a fringe starter. He was pretty exasperating as a Bull, and I kinda wish he played elsewhere.
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    MLB Post/Off-season: Houston, We Have a Problem

    Its definitely a fantastic championship to have experienced as Nats fans I'd say! You deserved every win. So many clutch comebacks. When the Cards won in 06, it was mostly us falling into wins (Tigers pitchers averaging like 4 throwing errors a game wtf) so it felt kind of cringy despite the win. 2011 though we won a bunch of memorable series and I'll remember those moments when I'm senile. You guys have an even better story. Next year will be interesting with a lot of key pieces nearer to my age than Soto's.
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    Watch, Watched, Watching: Hunting Minds

    The Highlander TV show is on Amazon. When I was a high school nerd I loved watching it. Thought it was totally bad ass. It hasnt aged that well! Boy is it corny as hell in every way. But I'm five or six episodes in now and acclimating to the bad acting, fake swordplay, and great 90s outfits. And it's been pretty fun. Maybe I'll do the same for X Files once my interest in this peters out.
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    NBA Off-Season 2019 - Bridge Over the River Kawhi

    They looked good. Outplayed my Bulls other than missing 3s. I've been up and down on my opinions of Rose as a player and a person for his whole career. Currently I'm enjoying this iteration of his playstyle. Still uses some athleticism but much more crafty moves and smart shots.
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    MLB Post/Off-season: Houston, We Have a Problem

    Rendon put on the Clutchiest of all Clutchy post-seasons. What an amazing stat - in the 7th or later of Post-season elimination games for the Nationals, he had seven at-bats. He had a walk, three homers, and two doubles. And obviously Soto has just way too much poise in the playoffs for a damn fresh 21-year-old. I'm glad for the Nationals. Likable team. Also takes a bit of the sting off the Cardinals being totally destroyed by them having won it all.
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    MLB Post/Off-season: Houston, We Have a Problem

    Weird game so far. Ump has refused to call about 8 pitches just at or below the strike zone. Grienke was masterful, gave up all of one pitch in the wrong place, and Rendon got a pretty lucky dinger out of it. He was absolutely dominant otherwise. My pals n I watching were all thinking it was wrong to take him out, and patting ourselves on each others backs for being such baseball geniuses after that Kendrick homer. I hope both teams score at least once more, just for some wild drama.
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    MLB Post/Off-season: Houston, We Have a Problem

    Weird game so far. Ump has refused to call about 8 pitches just at or below the strike zone. Grienke was masterful, gave up all of one pitch in the wrong place, and Rendon got a pretty lucky dinger out of it. He was absolutely dominant otherwise. My pals n I watching were all thinking it was wrong to take him out, and patting ourselves on each others backs for being such baseball geniuses after that Kendrick homer. I hope both teams score at least once more, just for some wild drama.
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    Game of Star Wars: The Final Hope

    The more you guys mention it, the more I'm reminded and irritated by all the failed humor. That goddamn prank call makes me wince. Dampen that bullshit, absolutely agreed, remove the awful and useless casino bit, and have a long lingering make out between Poe and Finn and we are back in business.
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    Game of Star Wars: The Final Hope

    I agree with you Caligula, that to enjoy a Star Wars movie, a viewer needs to set aside some logical questions and enjoy at a more emotional level - there's so much corny, silly shit in the OT that we celebrate anyways. As to your last point, my favorite of the last seven films exists solely to explain your final point, though! I need, I keed. I just watched TLJ last night, first time in many months. I still found the entire casino and save-teh-animalz scene palpably stupid and a waste. I think the total dissing of Chewie is egregious. I enormously disliked Holdo, simply because of how ridiculous it was for a commander to not tell their most heroic soldier what her plan was. There were several really iconic visual moments that tugged on my nerdy heartstrings, and I suppose I'm in general more of a fan of it than many. I am worried that the final chapter will leave me super disappointed. I am still planning on taking some of my original figures and putting them on my massive recliner seat's armrests because thats what 6 year old me woulda done and he deserves it.
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