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neumdaddyRe-watched Community S6 because watching it via Yahoo was clunky and disruptive and, as I've come to find out, ultimately affected my enjoyment. The season was still quite entertaining and holds up well to the rest of the series, even if it will be viewed as probably the second weakest season.

The wife & I enjoyed it so much that we just decided to re-watch the entire series. Most of the way through S1 now, but man, that show was pretty effing great. Love the characters, banter, show structure, and humor. Probably one of my all-time favorite sitcoms.

Community S1: 9/10
Community S2: 9.5/10

Part-way into S3. I kinda love revisiting this show. It holds up very well.
Apr 27, 2017 6:16 PM
So isn't this when the real sucking and fucking takes place?
Apr 27, 2017 3:35 PM
Esoteric AllusionI don't know if anyone has followed this story closely, but shell companies are gobbling up Trump real estate:

http://theweek.com/speedreads/693881/shell-companies-are-gobbling-trump-properties

There's already a good chance that people are using shell companies to line Trump's pockets to curry favor. And if that hasn't happened already, the ongoing practice makes it highly likely to occur in the future.?

What really gets me about this story is how much of a non-story it is. I feel if this were Clinton, or actually any Democrat probably, it would be a world-ending level scandal, and all this does is manage a back page level story and a shrug. This blatant double standard bothers me a great deal. This is enough to warrant major investigation and impeachment depending on what is found.

Then just yesterday we have this story:

https://www.axios.com/ivanka-trump-berlin-visit-business-entrepreneurship-fund-2379517583.html

Imagine, for a second, if Hillary Clinton gutted the executive of a lot of its top level positions, made Chelsea Clinton a highly influential advisory despite lacking qualification, and Chelsea used her post to solicit foreign and corporate donations to the Clinton Foundation. Forgetting the legitimate ethics and simple good-government problems here, it's hard to live with double-standard in how this is treated and covered.


Honest question: Why don't these stories see more coverage?
Apr 26, 2017 11:24 PM
chunkylover
neumdaddyKinda loved the season premiere of Silicon Valley. That show is so much fun to watch.

I'm glad Russ Hanneman is back but I was a bit underwhelmed by the premiere. I am glad that it looks like they're doing something new with Richard breaking off from Pied Piper. It was getting a little tiresome watching them almost make it, then blow it for three seasons.

As a satire, I've found that the Rube Goldbergian ways they continually eff up and get effed by external forces have been mostly entertaining and at least different enough to keep it somewhat fresh. I agree that they have to demonstrate progress toward some end game but it feels like that's happening. The show did some resetting exposition ("pivoting" ahem) and I didn't mind that at all.

That, and I thought the bathroom visual gag was kinda brilliant.
Apr 26, 2017 7:51 PM
theVictorianGreen Room is one of the very few movies that's had me literally squirming with tension in recent years. Holy shit.

Yeah, this movie was pretty awesome. I kinda need to see Blue Ruin now.
Apr 26, 2017 2:24 PM
Kinda loved the season premiere of Silicon Valley. That show is so much fun to watch.
Apr 25, 2017 8:18 PM
Zuben
neumdaddyMost of those aren't crazy abnormal, Jean. You may be struggling with some of those things for years to come (like all of us all).

Also: don't hire an interior decorator. That's dumb. Just spend a weekend or whatever buying some posters / art and putting them on the wall. Or whatever. It can even be arbitrary - allow yourself to see what decisions you make with that kinda thing. It may... surprise you.

Have you seen the t-shirts this man buys himself?

Now we're getting somewhere.
Apr 24, 2017 7:04 PM
Most of those aren't crazy abnormal, Jean. You may be struggling with some of those things for years to come (like all of us all).

Also: don't hire an interior decorator. That's dumb. Just spend a weekend or whatever buying some posters / art and putting them on the wall. Or whatever. It can even be arbitrary - allow yourself to see what decisions you make with that kinda thing. It may... surprise you.
Apr 24, 2017 6:05 PM
Rockies doing their annual teasing of hope from their fans before invariably crashing down mid-summer and having another September of Irrelevant Baseball.
Apr 23, 2017 11:17 PM
ZubenGenuine question: how have arrests not been made? This seems very cut and dry to me.

"IT WAS FAKE!"
Apr 23, 2017 5:10 PM
I couldn't even get through that compilation video. Fucking fuck that's maddening.
Apr 23, 2017 6:37 AM
wirthling
EL GuapoGreat start for Better Call Saul this season

Because I'm sick and miserable I haven't had much to do today except whine and think, and I think I have figured out a few different ways Jimmy gets out of this predicament.

1) During the disbarment hearing Jimmy exposes Chuck as a whackjob by waving a cell phone in his face or something. Either Chuck has a meltdown and is disbarred himself and/or institutionalized or, in light of the embarrassment to HHM by Chuck's mental problems being (?) exposed, Howard decides to drop his testimony and let Jimmy off the hook to get him to stop. Jimmy wouldn't do this to family but I doubt he considers Chuck family any more.

2) During the course of the hearing, people, including Chuck, are forced to testify about how much Jimmy has taken care of Chuck in his time of need and Chuck is shamed into dropping the allegations. I think this one's much less likely because Chuck doesn't seem like the type to have that sort of epiphany when it comes to Jimmy. Also, Chuck is right -- Jimmy should be disbarred.

I don't know what happens at a disbarment hearing and maybe none of that makes sense as something that could happen in that context.

Well, and all both of the witnesses can attest to is that Jimmy was angry at being taped. It doesn't change necessarily about what he said on the tape being necessarily true (back to Kim's point about saying something to make Chuck feel better). This is drawing a fine distinction between confession and frustration over betrayal of trust (as a defense Jimmy can mount), but ... maybe?

Anyway, I love how the show can keep you guessing even as it propels itself toward some inevitable developments.
Apr 20, 2017 6:02 AM
I liked Gran Torino.

I really, really liked Get Out.

I haven't seen Manhattan. *ducks*

Just saw Colossal, and I think I liked it - maybe even quite liked it.? I'm a tiny bit troubled with its representation of one particular character's arc, like the film oversimplified its solution to some pretty complex, fairly dark issues.? But the journey in general was really unique and weird and engrossing... and entertaining... and both Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis are kind of terrific here.

7.5/10
Apr 18, 2017 6:07 PM
MeowAlso, RT's been stalling on me hardcore the last few days. Does it hang for anyone else when you try to post?

Yes.
Apr 18, 2017 6:04 PM
While it was an interesting and unconventional series-ending approach for Girls, the episode itself was just mostly irritating and early-season mediocre Girls. (IMO) There are some nice moments, but since I never got enormously invested in this show, it's still a bit underwhelming. Seasons 5 and most of 6 were actually quite good for the show (again, IMO), so there's that, at least.
Apr 17, 2017 5:45 AM
Pretty sure Luke will go full Colossus / Reverse Ant-Man and shall stomp the Sith with his Jedi God status, incinerating them with his X-Wing-sized lightsaber.
Apr 14, 2017 5:54 PM
The poster is pretty sweet...


[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v293/neumdaddy/Star%20Wars%20-%20The%20Last%20Jedi%20poster.png[/img]
Apr 14, 2017 5:36 PM
I mean, for 2 minutes it's pretty sparse. But it's still obviously quite cool and beautiful to behold. Looking forward to Teaser #2 in another 60+ days. :|
Apr 14, 2017 4:56 PM
Anyway, here's the actual trailer.

There's not much, but of course it looks pretty good.
Apr 14, 2017 4:33 PM
See? It's a play on my goof of my thread for The Force Awakens teaser from back in, uh, 2014. Epic callback.
Apr 14, 2017 4:32 PM