Wirthling's General TV Thread (Off Topic Discussion)
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.
My girlfriend is out of town until Sunday! (Off Topic Discussion)
The thread in which we sift through the smoldering wreckage of the American experiment (Off Topic Discussion)
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-propertiesThere'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.htmlImagine, 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.
chunkyloverneumdaddyKinda 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.
neumdaddyKinda loved the season premiere of Silicon Valley. That show is so much fun to watch.
Everything You Watch This Year - 2017 (Off Topic Discussion)
theVictorianGreen Room is one of the very few movies that's had me literally squirming with tension in recent years. Holy shit.
Things I need to do to become a functional adult (Off Topic Discussion)
ZubenneumdaddyMost 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?
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.
Baseball 2017 (Off Topic Discussion)
DaddyOFive (Off Topic Discussion)
ZubenGenuine question: how have arrests not been made? This seems very cut and dry to me.
wirthlingEL GuapoGreat start for Better Call Saul this seasonBecause 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.
EL GuapoGreat start for Better Call Saul this season
MeowAlso, RT's been stalling on me hardcore the last few days. Does it hang for anyone else when you try to post?
Star Wars: The Last Jedi trailer (Off Topic Discussion)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi teaser trailer (General Discussion)