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wirthlingIn honor of Earth Day, Bill Maher went on a rant against a ridiculous straw-man: It's OK to trash Earth because we can just move to Mars. As evidence for this thinking he presented movies like The Martian and, I shit you not, John Carter.

Maher is superficial, but, superficially, I can almost understand the frustration of someone reading the daily pop science headlines where reports of worsening climate change expectations run in tandem with reports of newly discovered "Earth-like" planets to escape to. ?For someone as superficial as Maher, I can see how he would be frustrated with this perception of scientific priorities. ?Of course in an ideal world our astronomical pursuits shouldn't have to compete with our ecological imperatives.

It's not just that he's superficial -- Maher is positing that there is some significantly-sized group of people out there who 1) think science-magic will carry them to and sustain them on faraway planets and 2) think science-magic CANNOT repair a damaged Earth. Is there even one person with this specific pair of strange-bedfellow beliefs? Maher is so much dumber than he thinks he is. He decided long ago that the space program is worthless, despite all the obvious evidence to the contrary, and, like he does concerning vaccination and diet and holistic medicine, spits in the face of science when it comes up against one of his woo beliefs. He is part of the problem and completely oblivious about it.
Apr 25, 2017 11:50 AM
It would be fitting if the show ends with the big mystery remaining a big mystery, so I will accept that, but I of course am hoping there's an explanation.
Apr 24, 2017 5:19 PM
MeowThe internet tells me that the new theme song for The Leftovers is the theme song for Perfect Strangers. I was wondering what the hell was happening.



MeowHa, and the episode was written by "The Lonely Donkey Kong and Specialist Contagious", which apparently Lindelof and Perrotta got from a Wu Tang Clan name generator. This god damn show.


MeowAlso, Mark Linn Baker actually does have two degrees from Yale. Why is this show trying to break my brain?


I am really going to miss this show when it's gone.

So what are we thinking this is all going to come down to...aliens? Parallel universes? Buggy computer simulation? Um, god, I guess? Or will they leave it all unexplained? Will we ever see Bronson Pinchot again? (I guess that one applies to the real world, too.)
Apr 24, 2017 12:55 PM
Gerald Green taking over this game, just as I predicted.
Apr 23, 2017 11:19 PM
Since he's a Marylander I have a much higher chance of actually meeting this guy in person than the rest of you. If I do, I promise I will at least give him the evil eye and a disapproving head shake.

My hands are fragile.
Apr 23, 2017 10:29 PM
Isaac[img]http://s16.postimg.org/jfg8gcs79/daddyofive-twitter-rant.jpg[/img]

Oh, we aren't really trying to destroy your family -- it's a prank!
Apr 23, 2017 7:39 PM
You precious elitist snowflakes just don't understand real america.
Apr 23, 2017 2:38 AM
Joanie Loves Crystal Meth, sounds like.
Apr 23, 2017 2:15 AM
NimChimpsky
wirthling
VarietyThe California-born actress, who also starred in "Happy Days" spinoff "Joanie Loves Chachi" opposite Scott Baio, had fallen on hard times in recent years. She was reportedly kicked out of her trailer park home in Indiana, according to tabloid reports, because of her hard-partying ways.

http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/happy-days-star-erin-moran-dies-at-56-1202393048/



My life could be sadder.




That article says The Fonz was famously played by "Henry Winkly."

Heh, just edited my post to point that out.
Apr 23, 2017 2:11 AM
VarietyThe California-born actress, who also starred in "Happy Days" spinoff "Joanie Loves Chachi" opposite Scott Baio, had fallen on hard times in recent years. She was reportedly kicked out of her trailer park home in Indiana, according to tabloid reports, because of her hard-partying ways.

http://variety.com/2017/tv/news/happy-days-star-erin-moran-dies-at-56-1202393048/



My life could be sadder.

ETA: That article also says the Fonz was played by Henry "Winkly," so I guess their reference to tabloid reports about Moran should be taken with a brick of salt.


Apr 23, 2017 2:06 AM
MosesErin Moran, Joanie from Happy Days, dies.

Should have been Chachi, obvs.
Apr 23, 2017 2:04 AM
In honor of Earth Day, Bill Maher went on a rant against a ridiculous straw-man: It's OK to trash Earth because we can just move to Mars. As evidence for this thinking he presented movies like The Martian and, I shit you not, John Carter.
Apr 22, 2017 3:30 AM
See, Rondo, piss off gay men and look at the horrible suits you have left to wear.
Apr 21, 2017 11:21 PM
R.I.P., Ella.
Apr 21, 2017 12:04 PM
I WAS UNFORTUNAT--

Whoa, caps lock off.

I was unfortunately too sick to properly celebrate 420 but I celebrate it most other days so.
Apr 21, 2017 12:02 PM
Was pleased to hear "Prisencolinensinainciusol" in the Fargo season three premiere. Hawley is great at picking music for his shows.
Apr 20, 2017 9:19 PM
Or is the plan to charge Jimmy with a criminal violation? I found a reddit thread where they are discussing that but it doesn't make sense to me. Jimmy is a frequent visitor to Chuck's place with a history of helping Chuck with his medical issues so the B&E charge is shaky (even though Jimmy busted down the door). If all they have is that and destruction of property, it seems likely Jimmy would get a slap on the wrist and continue on being a lawyer. This is misdemeanor stuff, right?
Apr 20, 2017 5:09 PM
neumdaddy

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?

I think the point of all that was to witness Jimmy destroying/stealing evidence that he believed to be incriminating or at least worthy of disbarment. It doesn't actually matter what was on the tape. I think that was Chuck's plan, anyway.
Apr 20, 2017 4:08 PM
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.
Apr 19, 2017 10:07 PM
I have come down with a nasty cold and it's kind of cool because now I sound like Shohreh Aghdashloo but it also sucks because when I cough it feels like I'm gargling razor blades. Somebody else is going to have to re-post twitter images for me today.

Or maybe I sound more like Harvey Fierstein. Oh honey, you're gorgeous! Yep.
Apr 19, 2017 3:01 PM