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  1. JonSnow4President

    Smaller Things Even Less Worthy of a Thread of Their Own

    Can I just say what the ^*)% other drivers?!? The main highway in town has a 70 mph speed limit (previously 75), and is only a couple years old. It's well built, and with the students gone for the summer, traffic is extra light, and the weather was absolutely gorgeous today. I got stuck behind 2 people going 50 mph side by side today. I realized when I got to my exit that I could have exited onto the feeder (speed limit 55) and passed them without speeding. How the %@&%$ can you stand to drive like that?
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    Dating: to play the part of the one who doesn't wait

    I get that completely Sperry. In an environment where the primary attraction is based pm pictures, I don't have a realistic chance with someone that looks like Emma Watson unless they have a thing for fat guys. In an environment where they can get to know me, that's a different possibility, but online dating isn't necessarily that environment. I know the perception of Tindr is much more sex app. I am on the more conservative side, so that's not something I'm really looking to do all that quickly. Looking at bumble, it seems to be largely the same thing.
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    Dating: to play the part of the one who doesn't wait

    Does anyone have any experiences with the big online dating sites? Finally got off my lazy butt and got a job, so no where I'm going to be long-term now, so I'm ready to start trying. Wondering which one should be the first try? I'm a younger guy (26) and looking for something that has the potential to develop long-term rather than purely casual. Haven't had a ton of success on my own, so I think that's probably the obvious path to branch out to.
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    South Park: Member Season 20? [SPOILERS]

    Back in the episode where Kenny was a whore who would do anything for money, he climbed inside Ms. Crabtree's vagina for several hours, dying from the "tight virgin flower" pressure.
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    Tyrion + Sansa potentially Reunite

    We don't know what will come. But we know what is written now. And given that every instance of foreshadowing and character thoughts point to it, one is a screaming beacon, while one is a personal preference based on head canon.
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    Tyrion + Sansa potentially Reunite

    I actually used to be the same way. Actually used to root for Tyrion Sansa. But I came to realize I was only looking at what I wanted for Tyrion (and thinking it would be good for Sansa, without really focusing on what she actualy wants). That realization, along with the totality of the evidence with Sandor, lead me to not only accept it as a possibility, but that it is a very, very strong probability (for me, only outclassed by R+L=J).
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 610?

    He could only hear "Robert" in the whisper, and thought the whole "Robert loved her" was 100% legitimate and totally important.
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    Tyrion + Sansa potentially Reunite

    As far as the OP, I'm excited for almost nothing to do with show Sansa, because the show hasn't put forth a particularly consistent or convincing character (although some of her personalities are fun in isolation). Given the completely lack of any sort of serious personal relationship (of any sort, let alone romantic) between Tyrion and Sansa, I don't see why anyone would be excited for a possible reunion? Or is this amazing relationship supposed to have happened off screen? Wouldn't be the first time I've seen that excuse.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 610?

    After giving a shownly friend an hour long explanation for why Jon Snow is not Robert and Lyanna's son, I'm becoming more and more annoyed with this episode. The only shownly I've known that knew Jon was Rhaegar's child was the one who asked me to spoil it for him 2 years ago. I've gotten a couple mad kings and a couple Roberts, but holy hell, how do you do that poorly? And there is no argument they're trying to keep it a secret, since HBO released an infographic including the lineage.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 610?

    I'm the same way as Dark. There have just been so many problems going on (many of which are what I would call legacy issues, but apply this season every bit as much), I don't think I've given anything the last 2 seasons above a 5 (which I define as average). While there are things in earlier seasons I think failed (Talisa in general, the portrayal of Jon, etc.), it was individual scenes failing rather than entire episodes at a time. Instead of maybe hating a Talisa scene and a Jon scene and enjoying almost everything else, I'm kind of ambivalent on a Dany scene, only mildly annoyed at a Sam scene, and like a Cersei scene, while the rest of the episode has me laughing (in the wrong way, like Varys teleporting or Jon knocking a charging horseman 10 feet back with a sword slash), crying (not at something that is trying to invoke tears), drinking, or banging my head furiously against the couch. So over time, my graph has definitely trended downward. Hopefully with the increasing concentration of storylines, they'll be able to get that depth and attention back in the last couple seasons. I want to like the show. It just has not held up its end of the bargain recently.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 610?

    There's a difference between using to use imagination for something small. However, it is a hallmark of bad writing (and jarring when viewing I can be fine with Arya infiltrating the Towers. Since they established the mask ability (although I think they messed up doing that), I can be fine with her disguising herself. But killing the #2 and #3 men in a garrisoned fort off screen? I could deal with actually cooking/carving them off screen if there was some indication of how she might do that in a crowded castle kitchen amidst a feast, but her being able to do so is so implausibly difficult that it doesn't work. And that's the key. They don't ask to imagine small things, or logical gaps. They ask us to imagine things that DEFY ALL LOGIC, and I strongly suspect it's because they logically can't come up with a convincing , but damn it, they have their scenes they want to do, regardless of they can logically get the characters there.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 610?

    You know, I'm at 3 out of 10. A couple cool moments (we really need more Jon Bradley for example), but overall, a whole lot of wtf just happened. I'd give it a 2 out of 10, but I laughed so hard at Preston Jacob's recap that I gave it the extra point. If someone can watch the Lancel section without laughing, I don't know what to say.
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    [Poll] How would you rate episode 610?

    One of the better episodes of the season (not that that really says much, the bar is sooooo low). I want to sleep on it before I rate anything, but God, I feel like there was so much that just happened for seemingly no goddamn reason this episode, and a few things that were a little over the top (I get that we need to bullshit a way to have a viewpoint for the wildfire. The stab (but not finish) and crawl only to just miss it was ridiculous though. Two brand new rulers crowned for reasons. "The North Remembers" being thrown out there for serious by someone when it's pretty patently clear the North doesn't fucking remember a damn thing. For as much as show Sam LOVES Gilly, he sure left her there pretty damn fast. Also good to know Randall doesn't care enough about his super special sword to hunt down a carriage on the main road. Personally, the music got overbearing several minutes into the Kings Landing scenes. Glad to know there are absolutely zero ramifications about Cersei withholding information that arguably got her brother killed. Some bad, some wtf, a whole lot of meh, and very little redeeming about the whole thing. Definitely won't be a high score.
  14. Body walls have occurred in history. But they always involve a chokepoint, and don't happen in the middle of a fucking field. It's like saying Hannibal would be able to beat the same amount of mordern American infantry, because he beat those numbers once in something completely unrelated. Sherman's overrun of Fort McAllister may have happened, but that doesn't mean it should be used as justification for a 20 minute storming of Winterfell. It's comparing apples and battleships.
  15. One of my guilty pleasure shows is Moonshiners. And the West Texas Investors club. I love the Transformers movies, Talladega Nights, and other patently ridiculous movies with plot holes and contrivances. Hell, the movie I've enjoyed the most in the past year was Kingsman because it was so unexpectedly good. I judge things within the frame I expect of them. So for Moonshiners, I'm expecting an obviously fake "reality" show. For Transformers, I'm expecting Optimus Prime riding a fire-breathing-T-rex-transformer level of action. I fell in love with Game of Thrones (I came to the show before the books) because of the character interactions way back in Season 1, and how those were the driving elements of the politics, the characters' actions, and ultimately the events of the story. I began to expect "high brow" character based drama, with the occasional action sequence as a sweetener, which seemed to flow naturally from the characters and events. I can go back, and while I become more annoyed with certain things that I think are indicative of future fubars, they are relatively minor at that point in time, and I still enjoy the early seasons of the show. But somewhere along the line (I think directly proportional to the amount of time that has passed from the Red Wedding), D&D have made the shift from that to the spectacle, stabby stab and Big Battle Episode being the main attractions. And there's nothing wrong with liking that. On that level, I think Game of Thrones would still be an enjoyable show, which is generally a technical marvel, despite some bad scenes (Dany's magic flamethrowers in the Temple of the Dhos Khaleen for example). But for those of us craving for the high-brow drama that the show started as, the show falls hilariously flat. As far as how that relates to ratings, everyone has different scales. I've seen people who do nothing but trash the episode in their post, but they give it a 7 as if that was a bad grade. Other people (me included) leave 5/6 as average, and thus in a season that has been particularly poor (particularly for those still craving that high-brow drama), have never given anything higher than a 4. An 8 is great, a 9 is holy shit, and a 10 is the pinnacle of what I expect (off the top of my head, I can only name 2 episodes I would give a 10 in Baelor and Blackwater). That doesn't mean they're without flaws (nothing ever is), but that it succeeds at that level despite its flaws in my mind.