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Facebook UserI guess this is just what is happening in the world now. Team USA routed Puerto Rico 8-0 in the WBC. It was an upset. While I'm happy for some of the US players, like Goldy, who are unlikely to ever make the World Series to get a champanionship I could have done without the forth coming nonsense from the Trumpkins. To make matters worse Leyland obtusely (charitably) did a rift on how Team USA was making America Great Again and cheesily (or crassly) dedicated the win to the troops. (Because, of course, he did.) But the most grating thing is that? Ian Kinsler pretty much went on a racist-colonialist rant about how he hopes kids take cues from Team USA and not be so emotional like those Puerto Ricans and Dominicans before, of course, he hit the 2 run homer that was all the runs actually needed for Team USA.

So again the bad guys won and white supremacy wasn't repudiated. sigh...

I know we're not supposed to feed the trolls but you guys can't seriously just pretend that this post doesn't exist.

What post?
Mar 26, 2017 1:04 AM



Mar 25, 2017 4:35 PM
Thinking about going to craigslist to find a better vocalist willing to work with me.

ETA: Not to coach my vocalizations but to do the actual recorded singing.

ETA: And maybe to get a reach-around at the same time.
Mar 24, 2017 11:00 PM
I am 80% piano riffs and violins these days.
Mar 24, 2017 10:50 PM

I know u mad baby but I'ma take u out 2 Ruby 2sday, ohhh yeaaahhh how do u like that. i thought so. that salad bar is tight, yo. ALL DA RANCH U WANT BABY!!!
Mar 24, 2017 9:15 PM
Any chance this teaches them a lesson about not talking a lot of shit when you're out of power because it will be exposed as a lot of impractical shit if you get into power and are expected to make that shit happen? Will they learn anything from this epic fail?

Hahahahah, of course not.
Mar 24, 2017 6:37 PM
Oh, almost missed another Chevy one.

"We're all just laughing now because this guy's daughter is a whore?"

And for completionists, a Movantik ad.
Mar 24, 2017 2:07 PM
EL GuapoJeff & Some Aliens is good if you're looking for a comedy

I liked the Jeff & Some Aliens segments on TripTank (yeah, I watch that) but was worried about how well it might fare in a longer format. I will check it out.

P.S. Suck it, Gary!
Mar 23, 2017 3:07 PM

Too close to call.
Mar 23, 2017 12:42 PM
You don't actually have to go to Japan to enjoy their great video games, movies, shows and visual novels.
Mar 23, 2017 12:41 PM
I generally like my bagels toasted and with cream cheese but I'd be willing to give this a try.

(Moving this down the page a bit as it is probably NSFW if you don't work in a clothing-optional bakery)

Mar 23, 2017 12:01 PM
I think video gaming is why I am falling woefully behind on a number of shows. And it doesn't help that I am occasionally sleeping for 12 hours at a time, like I did last night. I really want to catch up on Colony and Baskets and a few others but there's just not enough time. I need another vertigo attack to knock me out of work for a few more weeks.

Will I watch Iron Fist? is a question torturing me the last few days.
Mar 23, 2017 11:39 AM
And I think it's about time for a reminder that Legion is amazing. I know it's not everyone's cup of tea (I imagine my parents watching it with perplexed grimaces) but it's absolutely my favorite thing on TV right now, which is saying a lot given how I love so much on TV right now.
Mar 23, 2017 11:37 AM
I have not yet watched last night's Expanse but am otherwise caught up. First thing: If you like smart sci-fi at all, you should definitely be watching Expanse. Its version of the future seems a lot more plausible than a lot of shows' and they also take great pains to make the physics realistic (or sometimes realistic-ish). None of that would matter if the characters were all cardboard cut-outs and, while they do tend to lack full depth, they are certainly becoming deeper as the show goes on. The dialogue is not generally Whedon-worthy but it shows flashes of poetry and clever snark enough that you won't get bored by that aspect either. I'm ambivalent about the Avasarala parts -- it absolutely kills the pacing of the often-action-heavy space goings on to check in on Avasarala and her subtext-heavy eloquent conversations with various powerful politicians back on Earth, but on the other hand these scenes give you the realistic, complicated reasons that a lot of the events occurring outside Earth are occurring. Otherwise, the goings-on in the Belt would seem more like a lot of disembodied random antagonism. Another possible complaint: Most of the Belters are incomprehensible -- it's sort of a pirate-pidgin dialect. Still, I understand enough, perhaps because the show has painted a pretty clear picture of why Belters are the way they are (they are the solar system's second-class citizens at this point) and so you usually have a good idea of what their perspectives are.

P.S. The f/x are fantastic for a cheap-ish show. It looks much better than BSG,

If nothing else sells you on this show, it prominently features the magnetic actors Jared Harris and Chad L. Coleman. And if you can't get enough of that raspy-voiced woman thing, Shohreh Aghdashloo.
Mar 23, 2017 11:27 AM
The Americans plot speculation: I think the program Philip and Elizabeth are investigating is going to turn out to be about figuring out how to battle those bugs, not how to use the bugs to destroy crops. And perhaps the high security around it is 1) because obviously letting these bugs, not native to America, loose would be a disaster and 2) the US gov't wants to have proprietary knowledge of how to effectively battle these pests so they can use that as leverage in international relations with Russia and Africa and other parts of the world that host these bugs or their target food. Or maybe this is ultimately a private-sector operation. And so P & E are going discover this and then have to rethink the horrible things they've done trying to prevent an evil plan that never existed.
Mar 22, 2017 1:21 PM
theVictorianLife is predictable garbage with a crap monster. Avoid.

It had that look about it in the commercials.

Similarly, I have less than zero desire to watch the new CHiPs.
Mar 22, 2017 11:33 AM