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ejHow many of your colleagues are Breaking Bad fans? Moreover, how many cheered when [spoiler] Jesse, the cold-blooded murderer, got away at the end?

Giving examples like this is how EA should have made his case. It's like doing a proof by contradiction, using an example you know your audience is inclined to defend.
Jun 22, 2017 11:44 AM
Esoteric AllusionI was very surprised and confused about how all that went down.

EA's not doing well in Trump's America.
Jun 22, 2017 11:38 AM
ej
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The bad news is, the director is also responsible for Episode IX, so maybe we should be worried.

Aw, fuck, I thought you were trolling me.

Nope. He was gonna make this before he did Jurassic World and returned to it after its success, which means he really liked this gumbo of cinematic sins.

You know what makes this even worse? Trevorrow also has a writing credit for episode 9. The other writer, Derek Connolly looks like he's close with Trevorrow, as his recent writing credits include Jurassic World and Safety Not Guaranteed.

These guys have a history of mediocre work, with a few turds/trainwrecks sprinkled in. This is awful.

Have you seen Safety Not Guaranteed? It seems like it could be not awful.

I haven't, but it's average review score on RT is around 7.5. It's probably safe to assume it's not amazing. Maybe it isn't fair to call Saftey Not Guaranteed mediocre, but it's not pulling the average up much.
Jun 21, 2017 1:50 AM
pugmanHe has a movie coming out near Christmas this year, where he plays a tailor for royalty. ?Directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. ?It's called Phantom Thread.

Guess that will be his last.

Not bad. ?Only actor with 3 Oscars.

but has he played any bad-ass characters? If so, just out of curiosity, were any of those roles written by women?
Jun 20, 2017 11:17 PM
ImastarIt takes some a full lunar cycle? I had two goats sacrificed the moment I heard.

I happen to know that the Carters love sloppy seconds, so I'm waiting to have WHIC's wife fuck my goat. I'm really just waiting on the freight company; that woman drops trou the second she hears a bleat.
Jun 20, 2017 11:25 AM
From the latest episode of Intercepted:


Jeremy Scahill: Which you - I don't think that would be fair to do. But answer this question. Do you think that what MSNBC is doing on many of the shows and by many high profile hosts - I think you're one of the exceptions to that - is going to undermine how people perceive the actual truth if it comes out, because they've gone all in on the pee tape is gonna be real! And, you know, Russia was calling Trump up and telling him, and it's like every piece of shit that could be flung at the Trump wall, it's real. It has to stick.

Chris Hayes: So, here's what I would say to that. I'd say three things. One, I think we've somehow ended up at the collusion threshold, which is weird, in a way, because the facts short of collusion are quite damning. From the moment that Donald Trump descended the escalator, there has been both a sense among some and a hope among many that there will be a deus ex machina that finishes him. It is undeniable that huge amounts of people have an emotional investment in the idea that the Russia story will be said deus ex machina. And that is driving some of the reception on the part of the audience to it and part of the audience demand, unquestionably. I also think that like, what will undo him is normal politics. And by normal politics, I mean like, if you take peoples' healthcare away. I think that the standard that's been set of collusion is probably too high, and I think the facts alone are damning.

But I also - I have to be - I'll be totally honest about where I am on this. Because I've actually come around a little bit. So, my operating - my own personal - and I basically share that concern, right? That like, I've been very careful. I don't want to get too ahead of the facts of what we know. And it's hard to report on a black box of classified info that you get anonymously, often with agendas.

My operating assumption from the beginning has been like, I don't think there's much there in terms of collusion because my Occam's razor theorizing is that it's not necessary to explain the facts given, which is to say this: Russia penetrated these computers, and that information was leaked. It was done in a way that was very damaging to one candidate, both in the timing and in the substance, and in whose it was released. That was all happening basically out in the open, while one of the candidates was super hawkish and sort of anti-Putin, and the other was saying really nice things about Putin. One of those candidates looked into a camera and said, "Russia, if you're listening, please hack my opponent's emails." And then the most damaging group of the leaks, which is the Podesta stuff, came out afterwards, while said candidate continued to make official public repeated policy pronouncements that he would be nicer to Russia. What more do you need for all the oars to be moving in the same direction? Like, no one had to be like texting Vladimir to be like, "Hey, what's up? Can you leak some more emails? We'll be super cool to you." It was like, we'll be super cool to you. I'm telling everyone. And then they were like, "Okay, well, here's more emails." So, that was my operating assumption, was that there's not this thing in the center because you don't need any explanation to explain the facts.

Now, what has revised that is their conduct about this. Michael Flynn called the ambassador and lied about it. Why did he lie about it? that's weird. He didn't just lie about it to the vice president. He lied about it to FBI investigators under penalty of perjury. He's not facing a criminal investigation. that's weird. Jared Kushner snuck Sergey Kislyak in the back of Trump Tower and had a meeting he did not disclose on his FA-86 under penalty of perjury. Well, that's super weird. Like, why do these people keep acting super guilty about their contacts with Russian officials if they have nothing to hide? And so, there's some part of me that my Occam's razor has like flipped over, from the Occam's razor being, I don't need some very elaborate Rube Goldberg theoretical edifice to explain the facts of why everyone's working in concert to the Occam's razor for people acting super sketchy and like they're in the midst of a cover-up is that they're in the midst of a cover-up, you know?
Jun 16, 2017 11:33 AM
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Meow
The bad news is, the director is also responsible for Episode IX, so maybe we should be worried.

Aw, fuck, I thought you were trolling me.

Nope. He was gonna make this before he did Jurassic World and returned to it after its success, which means he really liked this gumbo of cinematic sins.

You know what makes this even worse? Trevorrow also has a writing credit for episode 9. The other writer, Derek Connolly looks like he's close with Trevorrow, as his recent writing credits include Jurassic World and Safety Not Guaranteed.

These guys have a history of mediocre work, with a few turds/trainwrecks sprinkled in. This is awful.
Jun 16, 2017 10:48 AM
Moses
Paquito
MosesNobody pay for this fight, please. Just take the $100 you would spend, bet it, and take home $107 like a reasonable adult.

Would you mind if we watched it at a sports bar, Moses?

Paquito, what does your heart tell you?

The Moses I believe in is a tolerant and merciful Moses.
Jun 15, 2017 1:50 PM
Zuben
MosesNobody pay for this fight, please. Just take the $100 you would spend, bet it, and take home $107 like a reasonable adult.

I get what you're going for here, but that's terrible betting advice. Basically, at these odds, betting on either fighter is very inadvisable. Really, any fight that's more than -350. To be fair, I often ignore this fact and do it anyway.

Have you ever lost on the favorite in that situation?
Jun 15, 2017 2:18 AM
MosesNobody pay for this fight, please. Just take the $100 you would spend, bet it, and take home $107 like a reasonable adult.

Would you mind if we watched it at a sports bar, Moses?
Jun 15, 2017 12:50 AM
Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor megafight finalized for Aug. 26

Can someone explain how betting odds work? What does it mean for Mayweather to be a -1,100 favorite?
Jun 14, 2017 11:26 PM
The far-right media must be salivating right now, waiting for the shooter's identity.
Jun 14, 2017 12:26 PM
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DyneDoes anyone know if the Cosby Show is still syndicated? Because that would make for some awkward ass Nick-at-Nite.

Edit: Nick-at-Drug Induced Blackout and Retrograde Memory Loss.

I wondered if some of the support he's gotten from old cast members comes from them desperately wanting those god damn checks mailed again. That shit must've been a ton of money.

This is an excellent point that I hadn't considered. That's the sort of industry insight I've come to expect from a Meow thread.

Keshia Knight Pulliam, who had a careerish-like path after the Cosby Show and hasn't really done anything in five years, is worth twelve million dollars according to the internet. Guess who was at the trial yesterday.

12 million isn't enough to not give a fuck?
Jun 14, 2017 3:45 AM
NimChimpsky
Paquito
NimChimpskythere's a better-than-average argument she's a traitor who should still be in prison.

This is gross hyperbole.


Nah, it's "gross hyperbole" if you think there's no argument that what she did was both wrong and illegal. Like I said, I'm mostly on her side & think, at the very least, she served more than enough prison time, but let's not pretend she's Daniel Ellsberg.

There exists an argument that she's a traitor that should still be in prison, but I can't imagine it's a "better than average" argument.
Jun 13, 2017 3:05 AM
Rooby RooYou have openly, mockingly taken jabs about my own sexual orientation on this board more times than I can remember

More times than you can remember. So, maybe one time? Although, it's possible coyd that made the joke? It's all a haze anyway, right?
Jun 13, 2017 3:02 AM
NimChimpskythere's a better-than-average argument she's a traitor who should still be in prison.

This is gross hyperbole.
Jun 13, 2017 2:55 AM
I'd (not) kill for some chorizo right now.
Jun 8, 2017 4:16 AM
theVictorian When animals are in large numbers the cuteness disappears for me.

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Jun 8, 2017 1:18 AM
NimChimpsky
theVictorianNo, because then you are likewise obligated to kill every meat farmer.


That's one reason why it's a tricky one, but not a great one. We have laws that both forbid animal cruelty and permit hunting. Is that hypocrisy? I don't think so; at the very least, it reflects average ethical intuition. Which might be wrong, or illogical, but I think a little deeper analysis is required to make that point.

For those that would shoot, what if instead of using fire, the guy's about to painlessly euthanize the dogs. For funzies. Do you still shoot?
Jun 7, 2017 11:59 PM
NimChimpskySave animals?

Specifically, envision: a man is about to light fire to an enclosure containing, say, 500 dogs. You can shoot him to stop him. Sure, you can try for the leg or whatever, but let's say your aim is bad and there's a pretty good shot you'll kill the guy. Do you? If not, is there an X number of dogs he can be about to kill that would persuade you?

Gut reaction:

There's no moral obligation to shoot the guy.

It's not morally wrong to shoot the guy.

I'd oppose a legal obligation to shot the guy.

I don't know where I stand on how shooting that guy should be handled, legally.
Jun 7, 2017 4:07 PM