August 28, 2017

TV Thread: Mayweather/McGregor, Game of Thrones, Twin Peaks The Return (FINALLY!), MTV VMAs, etc.
— Ace

Some big TV stuff this weekend.

The "Video Music Awards," anachronistically still given out by a channel that no longer plays music videos, were an orgy of anti-Trump virtue signalling.

Did you see it? I sure didn't. But, it happened.

Any of you watch the Mayweather/McGregor fight? I didn't. Wanted to, but conked out early. Some of you must have: It only made $700 million at about $100 a rent.

I didn't watch it, but apparently it was a good fight. McGregor, I read, actually won the first three rounds, but Mayweather used his boxing skills to make sure he didn't give McGregor that one Golden Punch that could win the fight for him, and wound up winning in the tenth round on a TKO.

Vox advised everyone that they should not watch the fight because it would be terrible. And racist. (Yes, really.)

You know, when you want to know about sports, combat arts, or anything manly at all -- Vox is your go-to source.

Incidentally, there may have been some code embedded in the feed to help track down people who were illegally streaming it.

I won't get into Game of Thrones or Twin Peaks because anyone who cares actually watched it and knows what the deal is.

Caution: It's pretty much impossible to speak about the latter two without giving away spoilers so if you haven't seen them yet, maybe just skip this thread until later.

Posted by: Ace at 11:44 AM | Comments (470)
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1 I thought the volcano scene was gratuitous

Posted by: wooga at August 28, 2017 11:46 AM (Fj4G0)

2 The reveal that Jon was a legitimate heir was cheesy and rushed

Posted by: Mr Pink at August 28, 2017 11:47 AM (ThCjJ)

3 So, is jon Snow now Danaerys's brother or something?

Posted by: Karmic Justice at August 28, 2017 11:47 AM (F1A2z)

4 I saw the Mayweather/Paquio fight at a friends house party and was so disappointed I think it ruined me from ever paying a penny for boxing ever again. So I instantly ruled out the MacGregor fight. I hate giving any credit to HBO for anything, but Game of Thrones is an incredible series and this season was pretty phenomenal. I didn't pay HBO a penny to watch it

Posted by: Maritime at August 28, 2017 11:47 AM (G/kZc)

5 Conor McGregor proved that, had it been MMA rules, or street fight no rules, he would have won. I'd be happy to take on a Great White Shark. In a parking lot with a machete. Home court advantage, baby.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 28, 2017 11:48 AM (+7/1f)

6 Because he totally fucked her brains out

Posted by: Karmic Justice at August 28, 2017 11:48 AM (zxZVt)

7 Which has more floppy wieners: Game of Thrones or Vox?

Posted by: wooga at August 28, 2017 11:48 AM (Fj4G0)

8 I have nothing to say about any of these shows. Just wanted to post to keep my membership current.

Posted by: The Cookie Man at August 28, 2017 11:48 AM (XUC0Z)

9 Why is John Roberts acting like little jim acosta?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 28, 2017 11:49 AM (sV6Mi)

10 I coulda been a contender, but no...I read the content.

Posted by: lin-duh fell at August 28, 2017 11:49 AM (kufk0)

11 Is this the year the VMAs finally dwindled into irrelevance like the channel they're on?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 28, 2017 11:49 AM (oVJmc)

12 Ya left out the YES Network

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 28, 2017 11:50 AM (5y11N)

13 Split the fee with my kids, who came over to watch the fight. $30.00 Not a bad fight. McGregor did much better than I thought he would. He has some skills.

Posted by: fixerupper at August 28, 2017 11:51 AM (8XRCm)

14 Looking at his paycheck, Connor did win.

Posted by: CSMBigBird at August 28, 2017 11:52 AM (jsWA8)

15 Speaking of TV, I just saw an ad with Danny Trejo in a bath towel. Ugh. I cannot unsee that.

Posted by: Diogenes at August 28, 2017 11:52 AM (0tfLf)

16 The New York Jets months-long quarterback competition came to a predictable end Monday, with coach Todd Bowles naming journeyman Josh McCown as the Week 1 starter. One hell of a coach???? And McCown has played one series so far---yup count them one whole series...Way to get your starting QB ready? LOL Oh well it's The NY Jets.

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 28, 2017 11:52 AM (5y11N)

17 , but Game of Thrones is an incredible series and this season was pretty phenomenal. The coming end of the series seems to have focused them. Earlier, one guy would whinge at another "your father tried to kill my father" and they'd spend seven episodes talking about it. This season it's "your father tried to kill my father", "yes, and you tried to kill me. Let's just get on with it". One cavil: Danny got nekkid without really showing anything. Ripoff.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 28, 2017 11:52 AM (gIRsn)

18 The MTV VMAs have become nothing more than left wing political rallies for TV.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 28, 2017 11:53 AM (mpXpK)

19 Glad McGregor went the 10 rounds. Shows heart. But fighting a boxer in boxing is an uphill climb. I don't watch TV but I did watch the Taylor Swift music video for 'Look What You Made Me Do' and it moved. Not because of the music, though. Witty ending scene. Tired of GOT but I'm absurdly glad Jon and Dany got it on. Stupid writing, but it's something Martin has probably been writing towards for 20 years.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 28, 2017 11:53 AM (mM9pD)

20 Meh. I prefer a GAINZZ thread.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at August 28, 2017 11:53 AM (mbhDw)

21 >>>2 The reveal that Jon was a legitimate heir was cheesy and rushed everything's been rushed this season since they apparently discovered Warp Engines for their sea ships and now can go all the way around the continent in a day or two

Posted by: ace at August 28, 2017 11:53 AM (8rNrN)

22 I don't watch any of those shows... The new Ray Donovan season is about episodes in and is a doozy!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 28, 2017 11:53 AM (so+oy)

23 3 episodes

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 28, 2017 11:53 AM (so+oy)

24 One cavil: Danny got nekkid without really showing anything. Ripoff. Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 28, 2017 04:52 PM (gIRsn) Totally. She's too important now to show skin. Sad. It's all she has.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 28, 2017 11:54 AM (mM9pD)

25 Ace!

Be liking water, my friend.

Posted by: zombie Bruce Lee[/i] at August 28, 2017 11:54 AM (ctuyM)

26 So, is jon Snow now Danaerys's brother or something? Posted by: Karmic Justice at August 28, 2017 04:47 PM (F1A2z) Nephew.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 28, 2017 11:54 AM (Tnhbr)

27 So Jaime's just going to ride into Winterfell and say, "sorry about the whole shove thing, Bran,"? Is he on Arya's List? Because the Mountain is, and the Hound is his little brother or Volanqar. Will we Jaqen H'gar again? These and many more questions will be answered, a very long time from now...

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Gluten Free Souls at August 28, 2017 11:54 AM (tMFgx)

28 >>> Meh. I prefer a GAINZZ thread. i only do GAINZZZ threads when I have GAINZZZ. I'm kinda a dick that way. I'll do one soon. I try not to do too many. Didn't I just do one Friday? Maybe I didn't. I had planned to.

Posted by: ace at August 28, 2017 11:54 AM (8rNrN)

29 There was a boxing match? I haven't seen one of those since Ali-Frazier or Hearns- Leonard

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 28, 2017 11:54 AM (5y11N)

30 22 >>>2 The reveal that Jon was a legitimate heir was cheesy and rushed everything's been rushed this season since they apparently discovered Warp Engines for their sea ships and now can go all the way around the continent in a day or two Posted by: ace at August 28, 2017 04:53 PM (8rNrN) Yup. They're rushing towards the ending. Makes for bad writing but that's what's happening.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 28, 2017 11:54 AM (mM9pD)

31 The MTV VMAs have become nothing more than left wing political rallies for TV. Posted by: Vic We Have No Party _______ Another reason for a la carte cable. Watch them become a bankrupt web channel on YouTube overnight. It's actually amazing the power MTV had in the 80s and 90s. Today they are a joke. I don't even think teeny boppers tune in anymore.

Posted by: Maritime at August 28, 2017 11:54 AM (G/kZc)

32 Not a bad fight. McGregor did much better than I thought he would. He has some skills. Posted by: fixerupper at August 28, 2017 04:51 PM (8XRCm) I enjoyed it. Thought the ref did a hell of a job.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 28, 2017 11:55 AM (8yJ7M)

33 Gave arya a high five for silencing the most irritating voice on tv. You go girl

Posted by: NCKate at August 28, 2017 11:55 AM (gBS4H)

34 28 So Jaime's just going to ride into Winterfell and say, "sorry about the whole shove thing, Bran,"? Is he on Arya's List? Because the Mountain is, and the Hound is his little brother or Volanqar. Will we Jaqen H'gar again? These and many more questions will be answered, a very long time from now... Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Gluten Free Souls at August 28, 2017 04:54 PM (tMFgx) Cersei still needs to die, as does the Mountain.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 28, 2017 11:55 AM (0mRoj)

35 This season has been rushed. Ten episodes would have allowed for better pacing.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 28, 2017 11:55 AM (Tnhbr)

36 Why You Should Decide On One Person To Read Vox So The Rest Of You Don't Have To

Posted by: Vox at August 28, 2017 11:55 AM (O5Q3r)

37 Yup. They're rushing towards the ending. Makes for bad writing but that's what's happening. Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 28, 2017 04:54 PM (mM9pD) Hey at least they're finishing it. And not padding out with 30 new side characters and not even finishing the books.

Posted by: buzzion at August 28, 2017 11:55 AM (z/Ubi)

38 >>everything's been rushed this season since they apparently discovered Warp Engines for their sea ships and now can go all the way around the continent in a day or two Everyone knows the only way to travel that fast is harnessing the power of Rabbits!

Posted by: Radagast the Brown at August 28, 2017 11:55 AM (8HxgZ)

39 You left out The Strain, and The Last Ship. You must be dehydrated. Get something to drink. Eichorst is dead. And the seeds are in danger.

Posted by: fixerupper at August 28, 2017 11:55 AM (8XRCm)

40 Twin Peaks: The Return continues to rock. If you're a David Lynch fan (and I am), strongly recommended. The downside to last night's episode was Laura Dern's character's fate. Her moment of realization of who and what she truly was made for extraordinary television. I could watch Laura Dern in anything.

Posted by: troyriser at August 28, 2017 11:56 AM (Fw5cQ)

41 Regarding Twin Peaks, I will only say that I am so glad Slow Dougie is no more, and Agent Cooper is back.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 28, 2017 11:56 AM (qJtVm)

42 The real winner of the fight was MacGregor. His net worth was said to be $2.5 million and he took home an estimated $75 million.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at August 28, 2017 11:56 AM (398bZ)

43 everything's been rushed this season since they apparently discovered Warp Engines for their sea ships and now can go all the way around the continent in a day or two Yeah, that. It took the Pilgrims, what, 3 months to cross the Atlantic? Jon Snow made it to Dragon Castle Whatever in, like, a day..

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 28, 2017 11:56 AM (sV6Mi)

44 I tried watching GoT the first season.. I then remembered why I threw the first of the books away in disgust 20 years ago.. way too many characters to keep track of and nowhere near enough fantasy.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 28, 2017 11:57 AM (so+oy)

45 Any of you watch the Mayweather/McGregor fight? I didn't. Wanted to, but conked out early. Some of you must have: It only made $700 million at about $100 a rent.

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That's weird that so many people were watching pirated streaming.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - White, Nationalist, and Now the Media Says We're White Nationalists [/i] [/b] at August 28, 2017 11:57 AM (psH+N)

46 So Jaime's just going to ride into Winterfell and say, "sorry about the whole shove thing, Bran,"? Is he on Arya's List? Because the Mountain is, and the Hound is his little brother or Volanqar. Will we Jaqen H'gar again? These and many more questions will be answered, a very long time from now... Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Gluten Free Souls at August 28, 2017 04:54 PM (tMFgx) It wouldn't surprise me if he does apologize to Bran and Bran basically tells him, "It doesn't matter, it had to happen." I still think the series is going to end with Cersei alive, but driven mad and Jamie caring for her in the ruins of Casterly Rock.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 28, 2017 11:57 AM (Tnhbr)

47 Jon Snow made it to Dragon Castle Whatever in, like, a day.. Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 28, 2017 04:56 PM (sV6Mi) Well, it's a small world after all.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 28, 2017 11:57 AM (0mRoj)

48 Can we have an official Twin Peaks Thread without a link to some Busty Lez Pron? I don't think so.

Posted by: garrett at August 28, 2017 11:57 AM (8HxgZ)

49 This season has been rushed. Ten episodes would have allowed for better pacing. Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile ______ I do agree with that, I wonder if it's a budget issue? You would think they would be all about stretching it out as it has such high ratings, but HBO has a different business model.

Posted by: Maritime at August 28, 2017 11:57 AM (G/kZc)

50 No wonder Urine Grayjoy was able to ambush Theon & Sister, all these places in Game of Thrones are only a few miles apart.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 28, 2017 11:57 AM (sV6Mi)

51 Everything us going much quicker on GoT but I think it's mainly because (a) they're no longer tied so tightly to the books because they passed the events of the last published one something like two seasons ago, and (b) I'm sure these actors all want to get it over with to get on to other stuff instead of dragging it all out another five or six (or fifty) seasons like they would if they were on a GRR Martin timeline.

Posted by: Mandy P. (Not Patinkin), lurking lurker who lurks at August 28, 2017 11:57 AM (KkVB6)

52 >>>The real winner of the fight was MacGregor. His net worth was said to be $2.5 million and he took home an estimated $75 million. Yeah, it's going to be a let down fighting Nate Diaz for relative peanuts after Floyd.

Posted by: Banana Splits Guy at August 28, 2017 11:58 AM (HId5C)

53 Spoiler Alert! blah, blah, blah! And, blah!. I confess that I watched Mildred Pierce on Amazon this weekend. There was one reasonably good choking scene ... long, long overdue. What a mess, what a waste of time. It was one way to get to the bottom of the bourbon bottle though.

Posted by: goon at August 28, 2017 11:58 AM (EaQ6/)

54 Cersei still needs to die, as does the Mountain. Posted by: Insomniac at August 28, 2017 04:55 PM (0mRoj) Cersei's death was prophecied, so we should get a payoff. It's just a question of which little brother kills her. I'm taking the dark horse candidate and say the Hound does it. Maybe mid Clegane Bowl.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Gluten Free Souls at August 28, 2017 11:58 AM (tMFgx)

55 GoT is rushing the plot along to get to an end point. So there's some deux ex machina plot devices getting used. Spoiler alert: Littlefinger was my guy in the dead pool. I liked watching the "big family reunion" but it was a dumb idea tactically on Tyrion's part. Cersei is outsmarting Tyrion every step of the way. Even her letting him live is part of her plot. Is Cersei's unborn child actually Euron Greyjoy's? I've called Jamie's killing Cersei (he's the actual younger brother in the witch's prophecy, not Tyrion). Looking forward to Jon meeting up with Samwell, who'll tell Jon that he's banging his Hot Blond Auntie. Jon can then tell Samwell, yes, the very one who had her fire-breathing dragon melt your father and brother into glass.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 28, 2017 11:58 AM (+7/1f)

56 Any of you watch the Mayweather/McGregor fight? I didn't. Wanted to nope, but same it was supposed to be a spectacle, but I guess McGregor proved them wrong going 10 rounds (I heard) is pretty good, with a KO

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 28, 2017 11:58 AM (fceHP)

57 I read GOT, and can see no reason to watch it. Except for the naked dragons. Peaks times dos neither.

Posted by: Eromero at August 28, 2017 11:59 AM (zLDYs)

58 Looking forward to Jon meeting up with Samwell What what?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 28, 2017 11:59 AM (0mRoj)

59 Jon Snow made it to Dragon Castle Whatever in, like, a day.. Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 28, 2017 04:56 PM (sV6Mi) I think it's supposed to be weeks worth of time inbetween. In earlier seasons they'd alternate which Characters appeared in some episodes, so it wouldn't seem so jarring to have them appear all over the place. Two weeks between a character leaving one place and showing up in the next would correspond to several weeks of travel in-universe.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 28, 2017 11:59 AM (Tnhbr)

60 Danny Treijo has one of the hottest new taco franchises here in socal, go if you get a chance. I can separate my food intake from my politics, otherwise I would never go out to eat.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at August 28, 2017 11:59 AM (6Ll1u)

61 38 Yup. They're rushing towards the ending. Makes for bad writing but that's what's happening. Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 28, 2017 04:54 PM (mM9pD) Hey at least they're finishing it. And not padding out with 30 new side characters and not even finishing the books. Posted by: buzzion at August 28, 2017 04:55 PM (z/Ubi) Agreed. Frankly, I tell people to read the first three books. Then stop and write your own ending in your head. It will be better.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 28, 2017 12:00 PM (mM9pD)

62 Finale of Game of Thrones. And then another year or two, or three, when they get around to it, do we have to watch this season again, because we forgot...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 28, 2017 12:00 PM (fceHP)

63 And Katie Perry becomes a bigger imbecile every time she opens her mouf.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 28, 2017 12:00 PM (oVJmc)

64 I think Mayweather could have purposely gave the fans an interesting fight. I can't get enough of MMA but i think Mayweather is savvy enough to stretch it out for the value. But I'd need to see it to really get it. Also, typically Mayweather wears down his opponents, so early rounds are a study of his opponent. He's not in a hurry. He'd never go a minute in the octagon though. IMHO.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at August 28, 2017 12:00 PM (/H6uR)

65 Have not purchased a Boxing PPV since I got burned by the Buster Douglas/Holyfield fight. Everyone watching with me groaned when Douglas took off his robe to unveil man boobs and a gut. He obviously did not train hard and the results were predictable.

Posted by: Benji Carver at August 28, 2017 12:00 PM (OD2ni)

66 64 And Katie Perry becomes a bigger imbecile every time she opens her mouf. She looks terrible with her new butch haircut. She's really not a very attractive woman.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at August 28, 2017 12:01 PM (398bZ)

67 Katy Pary must be living a fast & hard life - she's looking more like Madonna every day. And that's not a good look.

Posted by: Boots at August 28, 2017 12:01 PM (EBwPV)

68 44 everything's been rushed this season since they apparently discovered Warp Engines for their sea ships and now can go all the way around the continent in a day or two Yeah, that. It took the Pilgrims, what, 3 months to cross the Atlantic? Jon Snow made it to Dragon Castle Whatever in, like, a day.. Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 28, 2017 04:56 PM (sV6Mi) Pulling for the dead horde to scour the continent.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at August 28, 2017 12:01 PM (kIxPI)

69 I still think the series is going to end with Cersei alive, but driven mad and Jamie caring for her in the ruins of Casterly Rock. Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 28, 2017 04:57 PM (Tnhbr) Interesting end game. I have Tyrion revealed as a Targ, and after the death of Jon/Aegon and Dany in the fighting, Tyrion sits upon the iron throne.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Gluten Free Souls at August 28, 2017 12:01 PM (tMFgx)

70 Did the Mayweather fight have commercials?

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 28, 2017 12:02 PM (so+oy)

71 "Finale of Game of Thrones. And then another year or two, or three, when they get around to it, do we have to watch this season again, because we forgot... Posted by: artisanal 'ette" HBO would do that with The Sopranos and it would drive me nuts. But I still watched and they knew it.

Posted by: Benji Carver at August 28, 2017 12:02 PM (OD2ni)

72 I've never watched Game of Thrones, but from every comment i ever see about it, it seems like every single person is related to every single other person. And not in a "let's have a family reunion with all the third cousins" way. But more of a "hey lookee here, we all have the same parents" kind of way. Am I wrong?

Posted by: bluebell at August 28, 2017 12:02 PM (UoSKV)

73

Mayweather won the fight according to the rules (and he was a complete class act after the fight, gracious and complementary to McGregor), but some of the mental games he was playing were bullshit. 

Mac would start landing a few good ones and Mayweather kept turning his back to McG to try to draw a rabbit punching foul.  Eventually, the ref let McG keep hitting Mayweather in the back of the head and kidnys because he was intentionally giving McG his back. 

Little things like that, while tactically brilliant, made it a bit frustrating to watch, but it was nonetheless an exciting and enjoyable fight.  After all, if you can't complain about a boxer's antics during a fight, that takes half the fun out of it.

It was definitely worth the price with a small group of friends to watch it with.

Posted by: imp at August 28, 2017 12:02 PM (XIXZz)

74 71 Did the Mayweather fight have commercials? Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 28, 2017 05:02 PM (so+oy) Kaboom.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at August 28, 2017 12:02 PM (/H6uR)

75 22 >>>2 The reveal that Jon was a legitimate heir was cheesy and rushed everything's been rushed this season since they apparently discovered Warp Engines for their sea ships and now can go all the way around the continent in a day or two Posted by: ace at August 28, 2017 04:53 PM (8rNrN) LMFAO!

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 28, 2017 12:02 PM (XFue2)

76 Come on Netflix! Bring back the new Battle Star Galactica! I see that tall blonde woman in my dreams ... but she is always across the room, and then I lose my car keys, or I wake up with a start when I think I hear the doorbell at 3:30AM. No justice.

Posted by: goon at August 28, 2017 12:02 PM (EaQ6/)

77 What if I don't watch TV except for the morning news to see the weather babe?

Posted by: The Great White Scotsman at August 28, 2017 12:03 PM (+Dllb)

78 If you starting watching The Mist on Netflix. Be ready to be disgusted (or not). You'll know what I mean...

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 28, 2017 12:03 PM (fceHP)

79


71 Did the Mayweather fight have commercials? Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry


Before the fight, there was some utter bullshit SPLC public service announcement.  It fucking sucked balls.

Posted by: imp at August 28, 2017 12:03 PM (XIXZz)

80 71 Did the Mayweather fight have commercials? Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 28, 2017 05:02 PM (so+oy) Brawndo: The Thirst Mutilator!

Posted by: Insomniac at August 28, 2017 12:03 PM (0mRoj)

81 Cawfee. Luego.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at August 28, 2017 12:04 PM (/H6uR)

82 Where do you guys think Jaime is going?

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at August 28, 2017 12:04 PM (hMwEB)

83 77 Come on Netflix! Bring back the new Battle Star Galactica! I see that tall blonde woman in my dreams ... but she is always across the room, and then I lose my car keys, or I wake up with a start when I think I hear the doorbell at 3:30AM. No justice. Posted by: goon at August 28, 2017 05:02 PM (EaQ6/) There's a movie where her and Leelee Sobieski wear Dominatrix clothing.

Posted by: buzzion at August 28, 2017 12:04 PM (z/Ubi)

84 It would say the good thing about the fight was that it mostly lived up to the hype from what I hear. Netflix has a Death Note live action movie. It's not horrible, but suffers from the fact they try to cram in a lot in 1:40 minutes.

Posted by: WOPR (Colonial Marines can't use harsh language) at August 28, 2017 12:04 PM (J70i0)

85 73 I've never watched Game of Thrones, but from every comment i ever see about it, it seems like every single person is related to every single other person. And not in a "let's have a family reunion with all the third cousins" way. But more of a "hey lookee here, we all have the same parents" kind of way. Am I wrong? Posted by: bluebell at August 28, 2017 05:02 PM (UoSKV) There are only a few big house/families in the series. There's the usual royal inbreeding and crossbreeding with some special plot-couplings. So you DO have people who aren't related, but a lot of the players are related by blood or marriage at this point.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 28, 2017 12:04 PM (mM9pD)

86 If you starting watching The Mist on Netflix. ---- Isnt that the Stephen King short story??? The one where theyre all trapped in the grocery store???

Posted by: fixerupper at August 28, 2017 12:04 PM (8XRCm)

87 >>>Vox advised everyone that they should not watch the fight because it would be terrible. And racist. (Yes, really.) Mayweather is a domestic abuser. But Vox doesn't care. So let me see if I understand the left PC hierarchy: Muslim > black > LGBT > woman. Is that it?

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 28, 2017 12:05 PM (/qEW2)

88 I was hoping McGreggor was going to uncork a Flying Knee, get DQ'd and then make a statement about him doing it for all the women Floyd has beaten up.

Posted by: garrett at August 28, 2017 12:05 PM (8HxgZ)

89 81 71 Did the Mayweather fight have commercials? Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 28, 2017 05:02 PM (so+oy) Brawndo: The Thirst Mutilator! Posted by: Insomniac at August 28, 2017 05:03 PM (0mRoj) Brawndo will make you need NEW PANTS!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 28, 2017 12:05 PM (mM9pD)

90 Amazon prime has Gone with the Wind. Four hours long. Gonna watch it starting tonight. While we still can.

Posted by: NCKate at August 28, 2017 12:05 PM (gBS4H)

91 83 Where do you guys think Jaime is going? Jaime-Town?

Posted by: The Reverend Jackson at August 28, 2017 12:05 PM (398bZ)

92 83 Where do you guys think Jaime is going? Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at August 28, 2017 05:04 PM (hMwEB) Across the border with his homies, Jose and Jesus.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 28, 2017 12:05 PM (0mRoj)

93 It'll be two years before the final 6 episodes of GoT airs.  Who is going to remember any of this shit by then?

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at August 28, 2017 12:05 PM (UBzPO)

94 Where do you guys think Jaime is going? Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at August 28, 2017 05:04 PM (hMwEB) ----- I dunno....but she's got a gun.

Posted by: Aerosmith at August 28, 2017 12:05 PM (8XRCm)

95 65 I think Mayweather could have purposely gave the fans an interesting fight. He ate some early shots doing it. I think Conor gave him something odd ... with the high extended right and hard left counter ... and it took Floyd to the 4th to learn how to get inside.

Posted by: ScoggDog at August 28, 2017 12:05 PM (8yJ7M)

96 71 Did the Mayweather fight have commercials? Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 28, 2017 05:02 PM (so+oy) I am not making this up. There was an ad for the splc. I think it had a bunch of semi famous people saying stupid stuff.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 28, 2017 12:05 PM (UI5zK)

97 >>>I've never watched Game of Thrones, but from every comment i ever see about it, it seems like every single person is related to every single other person. And not in a "let's have a family reunion with all the third cousins" way. But more of a "hey lookee here, we all have the same parents" kind of way. Am I wrong? ... well, yes, however, the BIG MYSTERY the show has at its heart is about an unknown parentage. But it's just that one Secret Parentage/Secret Familial Relationship thing. Though there are people who speculate like the dickens that another major character, Tyrion, is ALSO a the result of a secret pairing. But I don't believe that -- I think it would get silly to have two major characters sired by Targaryan fathers.

Posted by: ace at August 28, 2017 12:06 PM (8rNrN)

98 Sansa surprised me, pleasantly.

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at August 28, 2017 12:06 PM (hMwEB)

99 Interesting end game. I have Tyrion revealed as a Targ, and after the death of Jon/Aegon and Dany in the fighting, Tyrion sits upon the iron throne. Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Gluten Free Souls at August 28, 2017 05:01 PM (tMFgx) No, I'm holding out hope for Tyrion/Sansa shipping. The dragons will die off next season. Drogon will be killed in the big climactic battle in episode 6, and Jon will die at the end of the episode killing the Night King. Episode 7 will show the aftermath: Dany gives birth to twins, and rules. Cersei has been driven mad and is cared for at Casterly rock by Jamie, who may kill her out of mercy. Sansa rules the North and is married to Tyrion.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 28, 2017 12:06 PM (Tnhbr)

100 the reason I ask is that if the fight were drawn out to ten rounds, the promoters and cable would make more money.. just wondered if it was a consideration in Mayweather dragging it out to ten.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 28, 2017 12:06 PM (so+oy)

101 The "Video Music Awards," anachronistically still given out by a channel that no longer plays music videos, were an orgy of anti-Trump virtue signalling. shrinking, shrinking their audience fools and dupes

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 28, 2017 12:07 PM (fceHP)

102 I enjoy Episodes on Showtime (Matt LeBlanc playing fictional Matt LeBlanc with a couple of british comedy writer friends dealing with the endless stream of jackassery and asshats in the world of TV production), and I have to say that last night's episode of Episodes was very satisfying. IYKWIMAITYD.

Posted by: moronhorde minion at August 28, 2017 12:07 PM (88jeI)

103 You people and your soaps.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 28, 2017 12:07 PM (oVJmc)

104 And Katie Perry becomes a bigger imbecile every time she opens her mouf.

Someday she'll be doing psoriasis commercials like Cindy Lauper. Or over the counter claymidia cures.

Posted by: tu3031 at August 28, 2017 12:07 PM (O5Q3r)

105 It was probably just Leftist bands fighting who is the most Leftist and awards are based on that.

Posted by: Skip at August 28, 2017 12:07 PM (pPKG5)

106 So you DO have people who aren't related, but a lot of the players are related by blood or marriage at this point. Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 28, 2017 05:04 PM (mM9pD) -------- Thank you. It doesn't sound like my cup of tea but I always wondered about that.

Posted by: bluebell at August 28, 2017 12:07 PM (UoSKV)

107 The Left has to sanction everything.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 28, 2017 12:07 PM (sV6Mi)

108 >>But I don't believe that -- I think it would get silly to have two major characters sired by Targaryan fathers. More floppy penis that way.

Posted by: George RR Martin at August 28, 2017 12:07 PM (8HxgZ)

109 101 the reason I ask is that if the fight were drawn out to ten rounds, the promoters and cable would make more money.. just wondered if it was a consideration in Mayweather dragging it out to ten. Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 28, 2017 05:06 PM (so+oy) Uh wasn't it Pay Per View?

Posted by: buzzion at August 28, 2017 12:07 PM (z/Ubi)

110 I think Mayweather could have purposely gave the fans an interesting fight. I can't get enough of MMA but i think Mayweather is savvy enough to stretch it out for the value. But I'd need to see it to really get it. Also, typically Mayweather wears down his opponents, so early rounds are a study of his opponent. He's not in a hurry. He'd never go a minute in the octagon though. IMHO. Posted by: Cannibal Bob at August 28, 2017 05:00 PM (/H6uR) Padding time for the cameras goes all the way back to the infancy of film with the 'exhibition' bout between heavyweight champion Jack Johnson and middleweight champion Stanley Ketchel. The two agreed beforehand to stretch it out. They also (supposedly) agreed that Johnson wouldn't rough Ketchel up because they were just putting on a show. Johnson reneged on the agreement and was beating Ketchel ragged. Ketchel came out on the 12th round highly pissed off and hit Johnson with all he had--which was considerable since Ketchel is considered one of the hardest hitting middleweights in the history of the sport. It was enough to knock the heavyweight down but not out, and Johnson got up and hit Ketchel so hard that one of Ketchel's knocked-out teeth was embedded in his glove. And Ketchel stayed knocked out for ten minutes. Stanley Ketchel was awesome, by the way. Look him up: a true moron (the good kind).

Posted by: troyriser at August 28, 2017 12:07 PM (Fw5cQ)

111 "The dragons will die off next season."

Seriously, there isn't really a "next season".  There are only 6 episodes left and they don't air until 2019.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at August 28, 2017 12:07 PM (UBzPO)

112 snip snip went the cable last month. I wouldn't watch any of this shit anyway.

Posted by: Under Fire at August 28, 2017 12:07 PM (mcI77)

113 >>>Mayweather is a domestic abuser. But Vox doesn't care. So let me see if I understand the left PC hierarchy: Muslim > black > LGBT > woman. Is that it? Vox did care about that, actually. I saw that after I'd posted. They cared about Teh Racism and Domestic Abuse, and not about the fight at all. It was all politicized for virtue signalling purposes.

Posted by: ace at August 28, 2017 12:08 PM (8rNrN)

114 But I don't believe that -- I think it would get silly to have two major characters sired by Targaryan fathers. Posted by: ace at August 28, 2017 05:06 PM (8rNrN) It's good to be the King (or the Crown Prince)

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Gluten Free Souls at August 28, 2017 12:08 PM (tMFgx)

115 103 I enjoy Episodes on Showtime (Matt LeBlanc playing fictional Matt LeBlanc with a couple of british comedy writer friends dealing with the endless stream of jackassery and asshats in the world of TV production), and I have to say that last night's episode of Episodes was very satisfying. IYKWIMAITYD. Posted by: moronhorde minion at August 28, 2017 05:07 PM (88jeI) Matt Leblanc is my neighbor. Sort of. Not too far. He doesn't leave his ranch.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 28, 2017 12:08 PM (UI5zK)

116 The Left decides what we watch and what fights are allowed. The Left is a Sanctioning Body for Everything.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 28, 2017 12:08 PM (sV6Mi)

117 There's a movie where her and Leelee Sobieski wear Dominatrix clothing.

Posted by: buzzion at August 28, 2017 05:04 PM (z/Ubi)

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She was also featured in a popular men's magazine that is only read for the articles, too.

Shame there was no Soieskis there, too.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - White, Nationalist, and Now the Media Says We're White Nationalists [/i] [/b] at August 28, 2017 12:08 PM (psH+N)

118 101 the reason I ask is that if the fight were drawn out to ten rounds, the promoters and cable would make more money.. just wondered if it was a consideration in Mayweather dragging it out to ten. Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at August 28, 2017 05:06 PM (so+oy) Mayweather betting $500k on himself to win in 9 1/2 by knockout.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 28, 2017 12:08 PM (0mRoj)

119 In my defense, when I started reading GOT I was still a lib.

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at August 28, 2017 12:08 PM (hMwEB)

120 I am going to recommend COMRADE DETECTIVE on Amazon Prime, if you Liked Airplane, Police Squad you will love this series. I was watching this with my nephews and I had to explain to them why people smuggled in bluejeans to communist countries. They just could not understand why someone just couldn't go out and buy a pair of jeans. I love the running joke of how communism has the best food clothes, Carsand health care in the world.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at August 28, 2017 12:09 PM (dKiJG)

121 sock off

Posted by: fixerupper at August 28, 2017 12:09 PM (8XRCm)

122 >>>o you DO have people who aren't related, but a lot of the players are related by blood or marriage at this point. Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 28, 2017 05:04 PM (mM9pD) -------- Thank you. It doesn't sound like my cup of tea but I always wondered about that. ... well the show is almost exclusively about the lordly class so yes, there are marriage alliances and such, and yeah, you meet both a father and a son of a house, etc.

Posted by: ace at August 28, 2017 12:09 PM (8rNrN)

123 When will the live blogging of Jason Bourne begin?

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 28, 2017 12:09 PM (XFue2)

124 Dany will make Westeros great again. And Lannisters will pay for the Wall.

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at August 28, 2017 12:10 PM (hMwEB)

125 Isnt that the Stephen King short story??? The one where theyre all trapped in the grocery store??? Posted by: fixerupper at August 28, 2017 05:04 PM (8XRCm) Yeah, I don't want to spoil it, but if you want, read the comments on IMDB. LOL There's even one commenter who calls those who read the novella a "snob" - those that dare compare the book to the show (or even compare the movie to the tv series). It ain't getting good ratings.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 28, 2017 12:10 PM (fceHP)

126 " Cersei's unborn child actually Euron Greyjoy's" I am guessing no, but that Cersei told him it was.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at August 28, 2017 12:10 PM (bE7FF)

127 "She's really not a very attractive woman." Decent bewbies. Not spectacular. But decent. But there are much more attractive women out there, with nice bewbies. And a brain.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 28, 2017 12:10 PM (J+eG2)

128 You people and your soaps. Grandma and her "stories."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 28, 2017 12:10 PM (IqV8l)

129 "99 Sansa surprised me, pleasantly. Posted by: votermom pimping great books!" She was very good. And the actor that played LF did a good job at showing that he was completely blindsided. I know there is an online faction that busts on his acting, but I thought he was good on The Wire as the weasel mayor and good in GoT.

Posted by: Benji Carver at August 28, 2017 12:10 PM (OD2ni)

130 For some reason, I've never liked boxing, wrestling, MMA, etc. It's more fun to watch two cats swatting at each other. And you can get all of that you want on youtube, for free.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 28, 2017 12:11 PM (/qEW2)

131 >>>I am going to recommend COMRADE DETECTIVE on Amazon Prime, if you Liked Airplane, Police Squad you will love this series. I was watching this with my nephews and I had to explain to them why people smuggled in bluejeans to communist countries. They just could not understand why someone just couldn't go out and buy a pair of jeans. I love the running joke of how communism has the best food clothes, Carsand health care in the world. i've heard t his was good. if anyone doesn't know, it's a made-up parody of what a Romanian cop detective show in the 70s would be. They have real romanian actors for the visuals, but then they have some Hollywood actors doing bad accents for the dubbing. apparently it's somewhat anti-communist in that the show features obvious, silly pro-soviet/anti-american propaganda.

Posted by: ace at August 28, 2017 12:11 PM (8rNrN)

132 121 I am going to recommend COMRADE DETECTIVE on Amazon Prime == started that also started Norsemen on Netflix, another comedy

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at August 28, 2017 12:11 PM (hMwEB)

133 Though there are people who speculate like the dickens that another major character, Tyrion, is ALSO a the result of a secret pairing. But I don't believe that -- I think it would get silly to have two major characters sired by Targaryan fathers. Posted by: ace at August 28, 2017 05:06 PM (8rNrN) --------------- Thank you. It sounds like some of the men in the series were very busy at one time. And then maybe even busier than everyone else knew.

Posted by: bluebell at August 28, 2017 12:11 PM (UoSKV)

134 They cared about Teh Racism and Domestic Abuse, and not about the fight at all. It was all politicized for virtue signalling purposes. I think they should make sure no one who wants to watch is allowed to. With violence, if neccessary, because that's how shit works now.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 28, 2017 12:11 PM (oVJmc)

135 91 Amazon prime has Gone with the Wind. Four hours long. Gonna watch it starting tonight. While we still can.

Posted by: NCKate at August 28, 2017 05:05 PM (gBS4H)

http://tinyurl.com/yb53kc8k

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at August 28, 2017 12:11 PM (mpXpK)

136 I thought Jon and Danaerys were cousins and what was his real name,I couldn't catch it?

Posted by: steevy at August 28, 2017 12:11 PM (rmVvL)

137 I wouldn't even know how to go about characterizing my tv viewing... it mostly involves watching bluray rentals... and soe streaming... which is really pay per viewing... but it's not network, so...

Posted by: kraken at August 28, 2017 12:11 PM (zSVEm)

138 125 Dany will make Westeros great again. And Lannisters will pay for the Wall. Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at August 28, 2017 05:10 PM (hMwEB) Okay, that is funny.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 28, 2017 12:12 PM (UI5zK)

139 The. GhettoPotato put on a much better fight than most thought.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 28, 2017 12:12 PM (XFue2)

140 It was satisfying that Arya was the one to dispense justice to Baylish

Posted by: Insomniac at August 28, 2017 12:12 PM (0mRoj)

141

Padding time for the cameras goes all the way back to the infancy of film with the 'exhibition' bout between heavyweight champion Jack Johnson and middleweight champion Stanley Ketchel.

* * * *

 Posted by: troyriser




Put me camp of "I don't think Mayweather was padding it".  McGregor was fighting fin until the end of the eighth and then just hit the wall.  The ninth was a shambles for him, and at the start of the tenth, for the first time I thought the fight would not go a full 12 rounds.  Mayweather was playing cautiously but finally starting to land heavy hits.  A full minute without a counterpunch will get the match called by the ref, but Mayweather couldn't knock McG out.  The mick bastard has concrete for a skull.

Posted by: imp at August 28, 2017 12:12 PM (XIXZz)

142 And the actor that played LF did a good job at showing that he was completely blindsided. == that actor is in King Arthur as a good guy good actor

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at August 28, 2017 12:12 PM (hMwEB)

143 137 I thought Jon and Danaerys were cousins and what was his real name,I couldn't catch it? Posted by: steevy at August 28, 2017 05:11 PM (rmVvL) Aegon targaryon.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 28, 2017 12:13 PM (UI5zK)

144 >> I enjoy Episodes on Showtime (Matt LeBlanc playing fictional Matt LeBlanc with a couple of british comedy writer friends dealing with the endless stream of jackassery and asshats in the world of TV production), and I have to say that last night's episode of Episodes was very satisfying. IYKWIMAITYD. Posted by: moronhorde minion at August 28, 2017 05:07 PM (88jeI) oh is that back on? Thanks, I'll start watchng again. I like that show.

Posted by: ace at August 28, 2017 12:13 PM (8rNrN)

145 also started Norsemen on Netflix, another comedy Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at August 28, 2017 05:11 PM (hMwEB) flagged this, but haven't started watching it yet short season

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 28, 2017 12:13 PM (fceHP)

146 144 Thanks.

Posted by: steevy at August 28, 2017 12:13 PM (rmVvL)

147 Posted by: steevy at August 28, 2017 05:11 PM (rmVvL) Aegon targaryon. Posted by: CaliGirl at August 28, 2017 05:13 PM (UI5zK) Noble gas

Posted by: Insomniac at August 28, 2017 12:13 PM (0mRoj)

148 68 Katy Pary must be living a fast & hard life - she's looking more like Madonna every day. And that's not a good look. Posted by: Boots at August 28, 2017 05:01 PM (EBwPV) I think she, like Hillary, went into a deep depression after the election loss.

Posted by: WisRich at August 28, 2017 12:14 PM (G0vdT)

149 Put me camp of "I don't think Mayweather was padding it". McGregor was fighting fin until the end of the eighth and then just hit the wall. The ninth was a shambles for him, and at the start of the tenth, for the first time I thought the fight would not go a full 12 rounds. Mayweather was playing cautiously but finally starting to land heavy hits. A full minute without a counterpunch will get the match called by the ref, but Mayweather couldn't knock McG out. The mick bastard has concrete for a skull. Posted by: imp at August 28, 2017 05:12 PM (XIXZz) I really wanted McGregor to win.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 28, 2017 12:14 PM (UI5zK)

150 It's funny that all the nonsense in Game of Thrones (dragons, magic, zombies, immortality, etc) what has everyone upset is the concept of fast sail boats.

Posted by: Maritime at August 28, 2017 12:14 PM (G/kZc)

151 I watched Seasons 18 and 19 of South Park this weekend. (only 10 episodes per season now) I sorta admire the new attempt to tell longer stories over a season, keeping jokes/continuity going. But ultimately, didn't stick the landings. They almost did something very cool, very X-files - in a good way. It's hard to tell what is satire and what is virtue signaling in the show sometimes. Kinda gay.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 28, 2017 12:14 PM (mM9pD)

152 137 I thought Jon and Danaerys were cousins and what was his real name,I couldn't catch it? == she's his aunt like Arthur & Morgause in the older legends

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at August 28, 2017 12:14 PM (hMwEB)

153 149 68 Katy Pary must be living a fast & hard life - she's looking more like Madonna every day. And that's not a good look. Posted by: Boots at August 28, 2017 05:01 PM (EBwPV) I think she, like Hillary, went into a deep depression after the election loss. Posted by: WisRich at August 28, 2017 05:14 PM (G0vdT) And the five STDs she picked up from Russell Brand

Posted by: Insomniac at August 28, 2017 12:14 PM (0mRoj)

154 I guess zero people are watching Twin Peaks. Which I sort of guessed. No one really talks about it. The show, as I said earlier, seemed to almost delight in locking out casual viewers and making itself accessible only to diehards.

Posted by: ace at August 28, 2017 12:14 PM (8rNrN)

155 steevy, Razib khan's Twitter and website GNXP are good for explaining the Targaryen family dynamic. we are talking Maria of Portugal levels of inbreeding. if Dany and Jon have a kid, it's going to be a mutant. I also expect Dany to go (more) nuts later in life herself.

Posted by: Boulder terlit hobo at August 28, 2017 12:14 PM (bE7FF)

156 Son went to a fight party a female univ. advisor threw. 

I watched The Last Ship last night, which I've fallen so far behind on I barely know what's happening.

Adam Baldwin got stabbed, which made me sad.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 28, 2017 12:15 PM (PY9jH)

157 Noble gas Posted by: Insomniac at August 28, 2017 05:13 PM (0mRoj) --------- Noble gas + cooking herb.

Posted by: bluebell at August 28, 2017 12:15 PM (UoSKV)

158 151 It's funny that all the nonsense in Game of Thrones (dragons, magic, zombies, immortality, etc) what has everyone upset is the concept of fast sail boats. Posted by: Maritime at August 28, 2017 05:14 PM (G/kZc) Well, we understand boats. We don't understand zombies, so the show has to put in the work to 'sell' us on that. Things that break immersion are almost always things we understand that don't work the way we expect.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 28, 2017 12:15 PM (mM9pD)

159 141 It was satisfying that Arya was the one to dispense justice to Baylish Posted by: Insomniac at August 28, 2017 05:12 PM (0mRoj) Yes it was very satisfying.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 28, 2017 12:15 PM (UI5zK)

160 CNBC is reporting that North Korea has fired a missile and the Japanese government is saying it's headed towards northern Japan and it just passed over Japan

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 28, 2017 12:15 PM (493sH)

161 155 I guess zero people are watching Twin Peaks. Which I sort of guessed. No one really talks about it. The show, as I said earlier, seemed to almost delight in locking out casual viewers and making itself accessible only to diehards. Posted by: ace at August 28, 2017 05:14 PM (8rNrN) Well I did throw you a bone by linking to some parody stuff of it.

Posted by: buzzion at August 28, 2017 12:15 PM (z/Ubi)

162 (and even for diehards -- there was a lot of complaining and a lot of people saying "I'm done with this bullshit." I stuck with it, but I can't say I've loved it. I'm glad they're finally in the place where everyone wanted the show to be -- but with just a single two hour episode remaining.)

Posted by: ace at August 28, 2017 12:15 PM (8rNrN)

163 156 I deleted Twitter.

Posted by: steevy at August 28, 2017 12:16 PM (rmVvL)

164 157 Son went to a fight party a female univ. advisor threw. I watched The Last Ship last night, which I've fallen so far behind on I barely know what's happening. Adam Baldwin got stabbed, which made me sad. Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 28, 2017 05:15 PM (PY9jH) Did the knife break?

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 28, 2017 12:16 PM (mM9pD)

165 Bran wargs Jon and battles the night king. Eurion kills Cersei. Sam saves the world somehow.

Posted by: 13times at August 28, 2017 12:16 PM (WHVu+)

166 I don't get Showtime or HBO, so I just catch clips of GoT occasionally.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 28, 2017 12:16 PM (0mRoj)

167 The show, as I said earlier, seemed to almost delight in locking out casual viewers and making itself accessible only to diehards. Posted by: ace at August 28, 2017 05:14 PM (8rNrN) just lazy on our part, we wanted to back and rewatch the previous, but been busy watching other stuff so it's on the backburner

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 28, 2017 12:16 PM (fceHP)

168 Don't like boxing, don't like Game of Thrones and don't care about MTV or their lousy music awards. Frankly I didn't know they were still giving the stupid things away until the requisite outrage on the right began, giving them loads of publicity. I have been re-watching the Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes series, got a DVD of 6 of the shows for my early birthday. My birthday is in December, but my brother and I have a party in summer together as an excuse to go to the mountains as family. They're even better than I remember. Incredible acting.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 28, 2017 12:16 PM (39g3+)

169 Anybody here watching " Ozark"?... I've seen a few episodes and, I dunno... not the Ozarks.. lie where I live... just seems a little odd...

Posted by: kraken at August 28, 2017 12:16 PM (zSVEm)

170 Meanwhile, isn't it nice of the Frost King to lay low until The Bastard gets all his ducks in a row?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 28, 2017 12:16 PM (sV6Mi)

171 GOT = soap opera with dragons and shit.

Posted by: Strobe at August 28, 2017 12:17 PM (gbWkA)

172 It's hard to tell what is satire and what is virtue signaling in the show sometimes. Kinda gay. Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 28, 2017 05:14 PM (mM9pD) Are you using the word "gay" as a pejorative? Two weeks detention!

Posted by: PC Principal at August 28, 2017 12:17 PM (tMFgx)

173 165 157 Son went to a fight party a female univ. advisor threw. I watched The Last Ship last night, which I've fallen so far behind on I barely know what's happening. Adam Baldwin got stabbed, which made me sad. Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 28, 2017 05:15 PM (PY9jH) Did the knife break? Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 28, 2017 05:16 PM (mM9pD) He whipped out Vera and put some gorram lead in that sumbitch.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 28, 2017 12:17 PM (0mRoj)

174 The Frozen Dead Army is just chillin' while the story moves along. Oh, and Winter is still waiting patiently, too.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 28, 2017 12:17 PM (sV6Mi)

175 GOT = soap opera with dragons and shit. Posted by: Strobe at August 28, 2017 05:17 PM (gbWkA) And floppy wieners.

Posted by: Butters at August 28, 2017 12:17 PM (RwwCT)

176 169 Best Sherlock Holmes ever.

Posted by: steevy at August 28, 2017 12:17 PM (rmVvL)

177 Aegon targaryon bran wargs jon eurion, y'all.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - White, Nationalist, and Now the Media Says We're White Nationalists [/i] [/b] at August 28, 2017 12:18 PM (psH+N)

178 Well need to scoot for work, but now past 2,000 words of how Reaper Cat Six is dealing with a crisis not in the field manuals while in the middle of a firefight. I so love my characters.

Now play nice and don't set the blog afire while I'm gone.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at August 28, 2017 12:18 PM (ej95w)

179 GoT opened so many can of worms, the story was all over the place.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at August 28, 2017 12:18 PM (sV6Mi)

180 Anybody here watching " Ozark"?... I've seen a few episodes and, I dunno... not the Ozarks.. lie where I live... just seems a little odd... Posted by: kraken at August 28, 2017 05:16 PM (zSVEm) we're a few episodes in it's just not that compelling enough it's like the Breaking Bad wannabe and it fails

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 28, 2017 12:18 PM (fceHP)

181 I stuck with it, but I can't say I've loved it. I'm glad they're finally in the place where everyone wanted the show to be -- but with just a single two hour episode remaining.) Posted by: ace at August 28, 2017 05:15 PM (8rNrN) I've loved it. I can't think of a single scene that wasn't worth watching. But then, I thought Harry Dean Stanton sitting in front of his trailer was riveting stuff, so there you go.

Posted by: troyriser at August 28, 2017 12:18 PM (Fw5cQ)

182 I'm writing a screenplay about science bringing back the mammoth, and then after a jellystone eruption society once again becomes hunter gatherers. I miss westerns. This will be it's replacement.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at August 28, 2017 12:19 PM (6Ll1u)

183 Anyone want to talk about Season 4 of Sherlock? Totally jumped the shark, and by the last episode it had turned into Sharknado.

Posted by: bluebell at August 28, 2017 12:19 PM (UoSKV)

184 Not to cut in on all this, But... N Korea may have just fired a missile towards Japan. and Japan may have just gone on alert http://tinyurl.com/ybybnpog

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 28, 2017 12:19 PM (J+eG2)

185 Aegon Mountain Dew Herbert Targaryen

Posted by: Insomniac at August 28, 2017 12:19 PM (0mRoj)

186 I guess the Lich King, I mean Winter King resurrected Sindragosa, I mean a dragon, and has the scourge, I mean and Undead Horde he leads. Its cutting edge, man.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 28, 2017 12:19 PM (39g3+)

187 I think she, like Hillary, went into a deep depression after the election loss. Posted by: WisRich at August 28, 2017 05:14 PM (G0vdT) Sounds like a joke, but it's really true. People really took it hard. A guy I know has an aunt--an accomplished, educated woman, a lawyer AND a CPA-- who lives in an exclusive Connecticut town, who literally wouldn't leave her bedroom for DAYS after the election. He was warned not even to bring up the election during the holidays, and even now, she refuses to discuss it. I didn't vote for Obama, but it didn't ruin my life when he won.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 28, 2017 12:19 PM (7uYFy)

188 It's funny that all the nonsense in Game of Thrones (dragons, magic, zombies, immortality, etc) what has everyone upset is the concept of fast sail boats. Posted by: Maritime at August 28, 2017 05:14 PM (G/kZc) IMHO, if you want suspension of disbelief in the big stuff, you have to get the little stuff right, and vice versa.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 28, 2017 12:19 PM (Tnhbr)

189 Didn't watch any television Friday night.  Ran into an old couple who insisted we join them for dinner, and had a blast.  The husband came ashore on D-Day and served with Patton.  Had some great stories.

Then we were invited to a birthday dinner Friday night, and were lectured by the Harvard attending snowflake daughter over dinner about Confederate statues and how literally everything is racist now.

I wanted to tell her to STFU, but it was her dad's birthday and he was picking up the tab.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 28, 2017 12:19 PM (PY9jH)

190 Apropos to nothing: Nothing shouts "I am a responsible adult" like using a glitter pen to fill out a form.

Posted by: Brother Cavil, Abbot of St. Costello-on-the-Hurlingbone at August 28, 2017 12:19 PM (AM1GF)

191

I really wanted McGregor to win. Posted by: CaliGirl



Me, too.  But give Mayweather credit, he stopped that from happening by surviving the first 5 rounds (even if McG got rounds 1, 3, 4, and maybe 6). The first few went to McG (I don't think he landed enough to win round 2), but McG couldn't get more than 2-3 heavy shots landed at any time.  Like McGregor himself said at the end of the fight, Mayweather was just so composed.  A smart, tactical 40 year old justifiably beat the crap out of the brash 30 year old.  Age and treachery will beat youth and enthusiasm every time...

Posted by: imp at August 28, 2017 12:19 PM (XIXZz)

192 Anybody here watching " Ozark"?... I've seen a few episodes and, I dunno... not the Ozarks.. lie where I live... just seems a little odd... Posted by: kraken _____ I saw it, I didn't really care for it. It tried to be "Breaking Bad" but with money laundering. It definitely was going out of its way to be insulting and show how "enlightened" the family from Chicago was compared to the Hillbilly criminals of the South

Posted by: Maritime at August 28, 2017 12:20 PM (G/kZc)

193 Not to cut in on all this, But... N Korea may have just fired a missile towards Japan. and Japan may have just gone on alert http://tinyurl.com/ybybnpog Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 28, 2017 05:19 PM (J+eG2) I mentioned that up thread but no one paid it no mind. Japan said the missile passed over Japan

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 28, 2017 12:20 PM (493sH)

194 I haven't even finished watching Westworld yet. Occasionally I watch the 3% show. I like it alright. Sometimes it is slow. They are drawing it out way too much.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 28, 2017 12:20 PM (fceHP)

195 I'm watching Midnight Texas (haven't seen the latest). Very left-wing, sadly.

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at August 28, 2017 12:20 PM (hMwEB)

196 CNBC is reporting that North Korea has fired a missile and the Japanese government is saying it's headed towards northern Japan and it just passed over Japan Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 28, 2017 05:15 PM (493sH) Trump has to sink FatBoy's Navy right now.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 28, 2017 12:20 PM (7uYFy)

197 185 Not to cut in on all this,
But...
N Korea may have just fired a missile towards Japan.
and Japan may have just gone on alert

http://tinyurl.com/ybybnpog

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 28, 2017 05:19 PM (J+eG2)


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Does anyone here live within 10 miles of there?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - White, Nationalist, and Now the Media Says We're White Nationalists [/i] [/b] at August 28, 2017 12:20 PM (psH+N)

198 Anybody here watching " Ozark"?... I've seen a few episodes and, I dunno... not the Ozarks.. lie where I live... just seems a little odd... Posted by: kraken at August 28, 2017 05:16 PM (zSVEm) I liked it. The main characters are scummy, but that's kinda the point.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 28, 2017 12:21 PM (Tnhbr)

199 I'm busy Sunday nights so my new tradition is that I come home in the wee hours and watch Game of Thrones and then Ray Donovan on ondemand. Ray Donovan isn't very good this season, but I don't think that bothers me. If you lower your expectations enough, a bad show is just an old friend who shows up when he's supposed to.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 28, 2017 12:21 PM (gIRsn)

200 I have Twin Peaks on my DVR. I haven't gotten around to watching it all yet.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 28, 2017 12:21 PM (UI5zK)

201 I wonder if the Night King can cobtrol Gregor Clegane

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at August 28, 2017 12:22 PM (hMwEB)

202 "I mentioned that up thread but no one paid it no mind. Japan said the missile passed over Japan" Sorry, missed it. Over..... As in over? Shit.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 28, 2017 12:22 PM (J+eG2)

203 161 CNBC is reporting that North Korea has fired a missile and the Japanese government is saying it's headed towards northern Japan and it just passed over Japan Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 28, 2017 05:15 PM (493sH) Where did you get this. I can't find anything.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 28, 2017 12:22 PM (7uYFy)

204 Totally jumped the shark, and by the last episode it had turned into Sharknado. Every season has gotten worse. I gave up after season 3 defeated my hopes it would turn around. I tried watching the first episode of this season. It was even worse. Jeremy Brett IS Sherlock Holmes. All due respect to Bandersnatch Cumberbund, who I do enjoy, he ain't it. And while I really do like Martin Freeman who is quite talented, Edward Hardwicke absolutely buries him. Same for the movies. And don't even get me started on the US series.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 28, 2017 12:22 PM (39g3+)

205
I mentioned that up thread but no one paid it no mind. Japan said the missile passed over Japan

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 28, 2017 05:20 PM (493sH)

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In my defense, I was distracted by Tricia Helfer, Leelee Sobieski, and Anna Gunn.  Yes, I know Anna Gunn wasn't mentioned, but it always happens that way.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - White, Nationalist, and Now the Media Says We're White Nationalists [/i] [/b] at August 28, 2017 12:22 PM (psH+N)

206 Kraken, My husband and I watch Ozarks. I liked it.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 28, 2017 12:22 PM (UI5zK)

207 Fuck Westworld,it was done well enough the first time.

Posted by: steevy at August 28, 2017 12:22 PM (rmVvL)

208 I was binge watching Sons of Anarchy and decided to quit after season 3, on a sort of high note.

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at August 28, 2017 12:22 PM (hMwEB)

209 I saw it, I didn't really care for it. It tried to be "Breaking Bad" but with money laundering. It definitely was going out of its way to be insulting and show how "enlightened" the family from Chicago was compared to the Hillbilly criminals of the South Posted by: Maritime at August 28, 2017 05:20 PM (G/kZc) I didn't get that impression at all. In fact, quite the opposite.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 28, 2017 12:22 PM (Tnhbr)

210 Well, Japan's not in my neighborhood, so whatevs. 

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 28, 2017 12:23 PM (PY9jH)

211 I liked it. The main characters are scummy, but that's kinda the point.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 28, 2017 05:21 PM (Tnhbr)

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Haven't watched it, but didn't they get SJW with The Gay?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - White, Nationalist, and Now the Media Says We're White Nationalists [/i] [/b] at August 28, 2017 12:23 PM (psH+N)

212 I don't watch any weekly shows except TWD. Now its some sports ( F-1 soon football) and movies.

Posted by: Skip at August 28, 2017 12:23 PM (pPKG5)

213 Ace, have you had enough water today? Drink H20!

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 28, 2017 12:23 PM (hyuyC)

214 Godzilla is alerted.

Posted by: Strobe at August 28, 2017 12:24 PM (gbWkA)

215 TV Thread: Mayweather/McGregor, Game of Thrones, Twin Peaks The Return (FINALLY!), MTV VMAs, etc. Is this thread really just about things I don't watch?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 28, 2017 12:24 PM (rZ+mb)

216 Mrs VIA has a strange fascination with Shameless.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 28, 2017 12:24 PM (J+eG2)

217 207 Kraken, My husband and I watch Ozarks. I liked it. Posted by: CaiGirl I'm episode 4... so does it get more.... suspenseful??

Posted by: kraken at August 28, 2017 12:24 PM (zSVEm)

218 Me, too. But give Mayweather credit, he stopped that from happening by surviving the first 5 rounds (even if McG got rounds 1, 3, 4, and maybe 6). The first few went to McG (I don't think he landed enough to win round 2), but McG couldn't get more than 2-3 heavy shots landed at any time. Like McGregor himself said at the end of the fight, Mayweather was just so composed. A smart, tactical 40 year old justifiably beat the crap out of the brash 30 year old. Age and treachery will beat youth and enthusiasm every time... Yeah. A 50-0 fighter let a 1st timer take him 10 rounds. Not really impressed with Mayweather.

Posted by: rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u] at August 28, 2017 12:24 PM (T2Zv1)

219 The garlic eaters missed us.

Posted by: The Japs at August 28, 2017 12:24 PM (Tyii7)

220 Since when is beating Irishmen racist?

Posted by: [/i][/b]andycanuck[/s][/u] at August 28, 2017 12:24 PM (mJ8mX)

221 if you want suspension of disbelief in the big stuff, you have to get the little stuff right, and vice versa. Well, and it has to be consistent. If it takes 5 weeks to get somewhere in episode 1, you need a damn good reason for it to only take 1 week in episode 57. Actually I would like Elementary the TV show if it weren't pretending to be Sherlock Holmes. Its well-written and well-performed, but its not Sherlock by any remotest demented drug-induced haze.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 28, 2017 12:25 PM (39g3+)

222 Where did you get this. I can't find anything. Posted by: JoeF. at August 28, 2017 05:22 PM (7uYFy) CNBC breaking news (sound is off at work) so I can only read the headlines. First it was North Korea fired a missile. Then Japanese govt said it was headed towards northern Japan then it cleared the country. Nothing new after that

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 28, 2017 12:25 PM (493sH)

223 " Ace, have you had enough water today? Drink H20!" Pale Straw... The color you're looking for.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 28, 2017 12:25 PM (J+eG2)

224 TRUMP!

Posted by: MAGA at August 28, 2017 12:25 PM (Tyk2V)

225 Haven't watched it, but didn't they get SJW with The Gay? Posted by: Moron Robbie - White, Nationalist, and Now the Media Says We're White Nationalists at August 28, 2017 05:23 PM (psH+N) Not really. One of the main characters is gay, and another character is closeted, but they aren't portrayed as virtuous. In fact, one is a criminal and the other is portrayed as using people for his own ends.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 28, 2017 12:25 PM (Tnhbr)

226 They played this in the venue during one of the commercial breaks at the VMAs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsTUtjSW6Ks

Yes, they are saying  "F--K Donald Trump."

BTW... I know some people who work on the design side of the VMAs. Some are Brits, some are American, from 45 to 60.

My guess is that all this SJW crap is coming from MTV itself, and the 40 something liberals "writer/producers"who want to cash in on the SJW anger.

Plus... I also *suspect* -- but do not know conclusively-- that the artists who perform are given a VERY wide berth in terms of what they can do and say.

So if X performer wants to go on a rant against Trump, it's cool. Anything to keep the artists showing up and performing.

Posted by: shibumi at August 28, 2017 12:25 PM (aT+Bx)

227 As I mentioned previously, when I was visiting my kids in Michigan my daughter informed me that I was not allowed to speak while GoT was on. I love you too honey.

Posted by: Country Boy - official AmbASSador to the CenTexMoMee at August 28, 2017 12:26 PM (D2vc1)

228 In my defense, I was distracted by Tricia Helfer, Leelee Sobieski, and Anna Gunn. Leeleel Sobieski is like Helen Hunt's hot younger sister. She has always been a person of interest to me.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 28, 2017 12:26 PM (39g3+)

229 IMHO, if you want suspension of disbelief in the big stuff, you have to get the little stuff right, and vice versa. Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile ______ I don't really have strong feelings either way on this, just sort of amusing, but how "big" is the world in question anyway? It's obviously not like Earth's weather, so the land mass and continents are probably different also. But I agree though the show feels rushed and it throws you in scenes across their world too quickly.

Posted by: Maritime at August 28, 2017 12:26 PM (G/kZc)

230 I'm episode 4... so does it get more.... suspenseful?? Posted by: kraken at August 28, 2017 05:24 PM (zSVEm) I don't really remember. We watched it when my husband was sick. I do recall everything always goes wrong, like in breaking bad.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 28, 2017 12:26 PM (UI5zK)

231 Some of you must have: It only made $700 million at about $100 a rent. I would just assume that number to be highly suspicious.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 28, 2017 12:26 PM (rZ+mb)

232 Not really. One of the main characters is gay, and another character is closeted, but they aren't portrayed as virtuous. In fact, one is a criminal and the other is portrayed as using people for his own ends.

Posted by: Colorado Alex In Exile at August 28, 2017 05:25 PM (Tnhbr)

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Interesting.  I thought I remembered reading that some hillbilly was The Gay and it was supposed to be some shocking thing because apparently The Gay is so rare and unusual in nature that the show creators thought it would be a powerful hook to show someone who doesn't live in a city being The Gay.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - White, Nationalist, and Now the Media Says We're White Nationalists [/i] [/b] at August 28, 2017 12:27 PM (psH+N)

233 McGregor needs a manager/trainer like Joe Pesci. Then he'll win.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 28, 2017 12:27 PM (/qEW2)

234 i've heard t his was good. if anyone doesn't know, it's a made-up parody of what a Romanian cop detective show in the 70s would be. They have real romanian actors for the visuals, but then they have some Hollywood actors doing bad accents for the dubbing. apparently it's somewhat anti-communist in that the show features obvious, silly pro-soviet/anti-american propaganda. Posted by: ace at August 28, 2017 05:11 PM (8rNrN) A Suspect gets shot and is in the Romanian Hospital and Comrade Detective asks if he will live The Dr response Yes Of course he will We have the Best Health Care in the world. If you don't catch it they always have Chess being played on TV in the background because it the greatest game ever.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at August 28, 2017 12:27 PM (dKiJG)

235 McGregor needs a manager/trainer like Joe Pesci. Then he'll win. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at August 28, 2017 05:27 PM (/qEW2) Burgess Meredith.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 28, 2017 12:27 PM (7uYFy)

236 I thought Joe Pesci was a lawyer for Karate Kid?

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at August 28, 2017 12:27 PM (hMwEB)

237 Weren't the Unsullied trapped at Casterly Rock with their fleet destroyed?

Posted by: steevy at August 28, 2017 12:27 PM (rmVvL)

238 Leeleel Sobieski is like Helen Hunt's hot younger sister. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 28, 2017 05:26 PM (39g3+) I never understood the interest in either of them. Now, Helen Hunt's older sister ... She's pretty cute.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 28, 2017 12:28 PM (rZ+mb)

239 We fired a giant sexbot back at them. That'll teach 'em.

Posted by: The Japs at August 28, 2017 12:28 PM (Tyii7)

240 North Korean missile heading to Northern Japan:

http://tinyurl.com/ycfp9zck

Posted by: shibumi at August 28, 2017 12:28 PM (aT+Bx)

241 Never watched but one episode of GOT... I judge it by the books.... I stopped reading them midway through the next to last, I think.... I kind of started really hating the characters... is that the point???

Posted by: kraken at August 28, 2017 12:28 PM (zSVEm)

242 CNBC is reporting that North Korea has fired a missile and the Japanese government is saying it's headed towards northern Japan and it just passed over Japan Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 28, 2017 05:15 PM (493sH) Where did you get this. I can't find anything. Posted by: JoeF. at August 28, 2017 05:22 PM (7uYFy) Fox is also now reporting it... But this is how it works...the "World" becomes immune to this and thus it gets worse and worse and worse and to be honest PDT is doing little more than past Admins

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 28, 2017 12:29 PM (5y11N)

243 Now, Helen Hunt's older sister ... She's pretty cute. Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 28, 2017 05:28 PM (rZ+mb) Doesn't she have a brother? Mike?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 28, 2017 12:29 PM (0mRoj)

244 Watched some Defenders, I was not impressed. I just don't like or care about Jessica jones no matter how hard they push the character. Iron Fist continues to be a hipster douche, and everyone is acting like burnt out vets from Verdoun, flashing back to when they had to go over the top. The 1000 yard stare, the worldly burnt out cynicism etc. Its tiresome.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 28, 2017 12:29 PM (39g3+)

245 "But more of a "hey lookee here, we all have the same parents" kind of way." The deposed king family was openly into incest, to the point that "it's a coin flip" whether a new inbred Targaryen will be mad or not. In the richest family in the kingdom, the twin sister and brother Lanisters have been fucking since their teens and had three children which Cersei pretended were her lawful kingly husbands, the revelation of which drives a lot of the plot in the early seasons. The show is a success because it's character-driven, and there's a lot of medieval and other history put in a blender.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 28, 2017 12:30 PM (+7/1f)

246 Why is the schlong on FOX Business?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 28, 2017 12:30 PM (5y11N)

247 zerohedge, for those that can't find it (lots of news sites reporting this) Three days after North Korea launched three short-range ballisitic missiles, a move which as we discussed last night was met virtually without any response by the US administration and which we said would embolden North Korea to proceed with further provocations, Kim Jong Un has done just that and moments ago Yonhap reported that North Korea has fired another missile. N.KOREA FIRED UNIDENTIFIED PROJECTILE FROM PYONGYANG: S.KOREA

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 28, 2017 12:30 PM (fceHP)

248 Every season has gotten worse. I gave up after season 3 defeated my hopes it would turn around. I tried watching the first episode of this season. It was even worse. Jeremy Brett IS Sherlock Holmes. All due respect to Bandersnatch Cumberbund, who I do enjoy, he ain't it. ----------- Christopher, I agree. I liked the first two seasons, and I actually like the whole concept of it being set in modern-day London. But it just got crazier and crazier. If you watched the first episode of this season, then you should watch the other two just to see it all tie itself into knots. The last episode is so utterly ridiculous I can't believe they actually made it. And I agree that Jeremy Brett is the best. My husband and I have watched every single one of that series, some more than once.

Posted by: bluebell at August 28, 2017 12:30 PM (UoSKV)

249 Doesn't she have a brother? Mike? Posted by: Insomniac at August 28, 2017 05:29 PM (0mRoj) Half-brother - Mike Huntsman, Barky-loving Sinophile who made a laughable run in the Presidential primary.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 28, 2017 12:30 PM (rZ+mb)

250 These missile things with NK are getting commonplace and I see a danger in that because it might get too commonplace where it is virtually ignored.....UNTIL....

Posted by: JoeF. at August 28, 2017 12:30 PM (7uYFy)

251 http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/846923/North-Korea-latest-news-Kim-Jong-un-Japan-World-War-3

Posted by: shibumi at August 28, 2017 12:30 PM (aT+Bx)

252 These missile things with NK are getting commonplace and I see a danger in that because it might get too commonplace where it is virtually ignored.....UNTIL.... Posted by: JoeF. at August 28, 2017 05:30 PM (7uYFy) Exactly

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 28, 2017 12:31 PM (5y11N)

253 Phat Boi better watch it or Donnie Two Scoops will aim his racist hurricane generator gun at the NORKs and cry havoc.

Posted by: Strobe at August 28, 2017 12:31 PM (gbWkA)

254 CNN reporting it flew Over Japan

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 28, 2017 12:31 PM (5y11N)

255 "NHK said that the government has urged people in Tohoku to take refuge in solid buildings or underground shelters."

Posted by: shibumi at August 28, 2017 12:32 PM (aT+Bx)

256 IF it flew over Japan, ti should have been shot down...if possible

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 28, 2017 12:32 PM (5y11N)

257 "Doesn't she have a brother? Mike?" *Slow...golf..clap*

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 28, 2017 12:32 PM (J+eG2)

258 >>everything's been rushed this season since they apparently discovered Warp Engines for their sea ships and now can go all the way around the continent in a day or two If you stay Hydrated, Ace, anything is possible.

Posted by: Jon Snow at August 28, 2017 12:32 PM (8HxgZ)

259 re: Korea
G**dammit.  My daughter leaves for SK in 2 days.   Shit.

Posted by: pep at August 28, 2017 12:32 PM (LAe3v)

260 But this is how it works...the "World" becomes immune to this and thus it gets worse and worse and worse and to be honest PDT is doing little more than past Admins Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 28, 2017 05:29 PM (5y11N) Everyone has been scared to do anything. And the SOuth Koreans have been half the problem, as they are always sucking up to the Norks and play the game of WHo-hates-the-US-more in their political campaigns. The Norks are going to be allowed a first strike (along with arming all of the enemies of civilization with nukes).

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 28, 2017 12:32 PM (rZ+mb)

261 Eichorst is dead. And the seeds are in danger.

Eichorst is Finkle!

Posted by: Blanco Basura at August 28, 2017 12:32 PM (IcT7t)

262 Like the sands through an hour glass, the world turns.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at August 28, 2017 12:33 PM (6Ll1u)

263 to be honest PDT is doing little more than past Admins He's doing less: as in, he's not sending bribes to North Korea to stop.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 28, 2017 12:33 PM (39g3+)

264 I would just assume that number to be highly suspicious. Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 28, 2017 05:26 PM (rZ+mb) ---------- I don't, just because the licensing fee for places like bars to show it was big. My daughter was hosting an event in DC at a restaurant/bar and asked if they would be showing the fight, since some people were interested in it. Her contact said she would find out and would call her back. When she called back, she said they had talked to their cable provider and it would cost them $17K to show the fight, so they weren't. But I'm sure plenty of places did, and that adds up.

Posted by: bluebell at August 28, 2017 12:33 PM (UoSKV)

265 The show is a success because it's character-driven, and there's a lot of medieval and other history put in a blender. Posted by: Ignoramus at August 28, 2017 05:30 PM (+7/1f) My husband keeps telling me how in medieval times everyone must stink while we're watching. My reply is the dragons in medieval times smelled really good. He doesn't think I'm funny.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 28, 2017 12:33 PM (UI5zK)

266 Watched some Defenders, I was not impressed. I just don't like or care about Jessica jones no matter how hard they push the character. Iron Fist continues to be a hipster douche, and everyone is acting like burnt out vets from Verdoun, flashing back to when they had to go over the top. The 1000 yard stare, the worldly burnt out cynicism etc. Its tiresome. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 28, 2017 05:29 PM (39g3+) yeah, I only like Daredevil

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 28, 2017 12:34 PM (fceHP)

267 CNN reporting it flew Over Japan
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I'm seeing that too.

However, they are not saying when/if it landed.

As far as I can tell, it has not landed, and they are telling people in the area to take shelter.

Posted by: shibumi at August 28, 2017 12:34 PM (aT+Bx)

268 Posted by: bluebell at August 28, 2017 05:33 PM (UoSKV) I'm just going on the standard boxing practice - if it had been $700 million they would have claimed $1.2 billion.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 28, 2017 12:34 PM (rZ+mb)

269 The ref saved McGregor's UFC career. He comes out of the fight 'ahead' of where he was. McGregor was on the cusp of getting 'Rhonda Rousy'd' - on the mat and completely out of it. That said, I hope they're not thinking about a rematch. McGregor needs to take his fame to advance the UFC, the only future for combat sports given boxing's implosion.

Posted by: Steve Earle Song Ideas at August 28, 2017 12:34 PM (PvCxa)

270 http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/846923/North-Korea-latest-news-Kim-Jong-un-Japan-World-War-3 Posted by: shibumi at August 28, 2017 05:30 PM (aT+Bx) Some hyperbole from the UK Express. But they DO have the coolest logo of any newspaper in the world....surprised they still allow it.

Posted by: JoeF. at August 28, 2017 12:34 PM (7uYFy)

271 My husband keeps telling me how in medieval times everyone must stink == yeah but they were all nose-blind to it adapt & adjust

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at August 28, 2017 12:35 PM (hMwEB)

272 He's doing less: as in, he's not sending bribes to North Korea to stop. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 28, 2017 05:33 PM (39g3+) That's how we measure success now a days...Sigh

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 28, 2017 12:35 PM (5y11N)

273 everyone is acting like burnt out vets from Verdoun


I'm unfamiliar with this Verdoun.  Is it a Club Med?

Posted by: pep at August 28, 2017 12:35 PM (LAe3v)

274 267 Watched some Defenders, I was not impressed. I just don't like or care about Jessica jones no matter how hard they push the character. Iron Fist continues to be a hipster douche, and everyone is acting like burnt out vets from Verdoun, flashing back to when they had to go over the top. The 1000 yard stare, the worldly burnt out cynicism etc. Its tiresome. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 28, 2017 05:29 PM (39g3+) yeah, I only like Daredevil Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 28, 2017 05:34 PM (fceHP) Yeah it's underwhelming. Danny Rand annoyed the shit out of me. Daredevil Season 2 still reigns supreme in Netflix's Marvel productions.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 28, 2017 12:35 PM (0mRoj)

275 Here's a link to the NorK story at Fox News: https://tinyurl.com/y97zy5lz The missile went over Japan and into the East Sea.

Posted by: bluebell at August 28, 2017 12:35 PM (UoSKV)

276 N Korea may have just fired a missile towards Japan. and Japan may have just gone on alert I missed the earlier mention of this. Crap, the Japanese government issued a bulletin advising people in the path of the missile to seek hardened shelter. Apparently the missile overflew Japan, but this shit just got real.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at August 28, 2017 12:36 PM (398bZ)

277

I just don't like or care about Jessica jones no matter how hard they push the character. Iron Fist continues to be a hipster douche

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor



Yeah.  It was modestly entertaining, but Iron Fist was insufferable.  Jessica Jones was not only annoying but forgettable, and the notion that the Luke Cage guy would give a shit about her was laughable.  Personally, I enjoy watching the Luke Cage character and actor, though, and liked that series, as padded (and incorrectly backstoried) as it was---a black character who cares about his own neighborhood and people.  But the Defenders entire series really fails because Iron Fist is just this complete enema nozzle.  So many plot holes as well.  Whatever, it was free (with preexisting subscription) and worth a few hours of my time.

Posted by: imp at August 28, 2017 12:36 PM (XIXZz)

278 Watched the fight via Periscope. People were streaming it through their Periscope accounts. I'll be damned if I'll pay $100 to watch. I really wanted the Irish to win but I was proud he lasted 10.

Posted by: mpfs at August 28, 2017 12:36 PM (79p/O)

279 He's doing less: as in, he's not sending bribes to North Korea to stop.
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He's also not bribing:

-Iran
-Pockeystahn
-ISIS
-AQ in Iraq

etc.

Can we take all that bribe money not being sent and use to make our healthcare premiums go down?

If not, can we use it to pay people to beat up RINOs/GOPe members?

/just som random, NJ like thoughts.

Posted by: shibumi at August 28, 2017 12:36 PM (aT+Bx)

280 I liked Elektra

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at August 28, 2017 12:36 PM (hMwEB)

281 My husband keeps telling me how in medieval times everyone must stink while we're watching. My reply is the dragons in medieval times smelled really good. He doesn't think I'm funny. Posted by: CaliGirl at August 28, 2017 05:33 PM (UI5zK) I'm sure everyone stank, but without decongestants and stuff, everyone was so stuffed up they barely noticed. You think the song is called "Greensleeves" because of the color of the fabric?

Posted by: PC Principal at August 28, 2017 12:36 PM (tMFgx)

282 Not a long flight time for a missile from North Korea to Japan...

Posted by: steevy at August 28, 2017 12:36 PM (rmVvL)

283 I really wanted the Irish to win but I was proud he lasted 10. Posted by: mpfs


And that, right there, is why you're a racist.

Posted by: pep at August 28, 2017 12:37 PM (LAe3v)

284 yeah but they were all nose-blind to it adapt & adjust Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at August 28, 2017 05:35 PM (hMwEB) It must have really smelled awful, animals, no plumbing. I cannot imagine it.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 28, 2017 12:37 PM (UI5zK)

285 However, they are not saying when/if it landed. As far as I can tell, it has not landed, and they are telling people in the area to take shelter. Posted by: shibumi at August 28, 2017 05:34 PM (aT+Bx) went over Yonhap also adds that the projectile was fired into the East Sea. According to Japan's NHK, the Japanese government warns that the North Korea missile is headed toward Northern Japan: JAPAN GOVT WARNS PEOPLE IN NORTHERN JAPAN TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS AGAIN POSSIBLE NORTH KOREA MISSILE - NHK North Korea missile passed over Hokkaido around 6:06am JST, according to NHK. South Korean military confirms North Korean ballistic missile flew over Japan.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 28, 2017 12:37 PM (fceHP)

286 It's like Trump is playing "chicken" with China now.

Posted by: artisanal 'ette at August 28, 2017 12:38 PM (fceHP)

287 I really wanted the Irish to win but I was proud he lasted 10. Posted by: mpfs And that, right there, is why you're a racist. Posted by: pep Ya caught me. I'm so NOT ashamed.

Posted by: mpfs at August 28, 2017 12:38 PM (79p/O)

288 North Korean missile broke into 3 pieces

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 28, 2017 12:38 PM (493sH)

289 If everybody smells, nobody smells.

Posted by: garrett at August 28, 2017 12:38 PM (8HxgZ)

290 It must have really smelled awful, animals, no plumbing. I cannot imagine it. Posted by: CaliGirl at August 28, 2017 05:37 PM (UI5zK) --------- I'm with you, CaliGirl. I need my hot shower every day. And everyone else needs theirs too if I'm going to be around them.

Posted by: bluebell at August 28, 2017 12:38 PM (UoSKV)

291 Anybody here watching " Ozark"?... I've seen a few episodes and, I dunno... not the Ozarks.. lie where I live... just seems a little odd... Posted by: kraken at August 28, 2017 05:16 PM (zSVEm) I watched it all last week and really liked it, except for one kind-of-cliched subplot.

Posted by: LASue at August 28, 2017 12:38 PM (hZ+us)

292 289 North Korean missile broke into 3 pieces Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 28, 2017 05:38 PM (493sH) Three pieces...three sides to a triangle...Illuminati confirmed!

Posted by: Insomniac at August 28, 2017 12:39 PM (0mRoj)

293 Water from the Scottish Highlands is mighty tasty. SK media saying Norks fired a missile over Japan - Fox news

Posted by: Skip at August 28, 2017 12:39 PM (pPKG5)

294 RE: Japan, it would seem that it did not hit anything.

At least that's what abc.net.au is reporting.

So... just a missle lobbed at Japan for fun. Nothing to see here.

Posted by: shibumi at August 28, 2017 12:39 PM (aT+Bx)

295 Now we should firebomb everything in North Korea, with lights on after midnight.

Posted by: garrett at August 28, 2017 12:39 PM (8HxgZ)

296

The real winner of the Mayweather/McGregor fight was Puff Daddy's haberdasher.

Guess when your wife's a ho, you have to dress like a piimp, yo!

Posted by: imp at August 28, 2017 12:39 PM (XIXZz)

297 Hi y'all. Finally home from a day of rescue efforts. Below lake Conroe to the Woodlands is in a bad way. Ive never asked before, but a prayer for Texas would be appreciated about now. Thanks.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 28, 2017 12:40 PM (MINbv)

298 294 Water from the Scottish Highlands is mighty tasty Especially when mixed with malted barley and then distilled.

Posted by: Insomniac at August 28, 2017 12:40 PM (0mRoj)

299 257 IF it flew over Japan, ti should have been shot down...if possible
Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 28, 2017 05:32 PM (5y11N)

That it wasn't is bad, bad news.

Posted by: Brian in New Orleans at August 28, 2017 12:40 PM (UBzPO)

300 was the missile shot down, or did it destroy itself?

Posted by: LASue at August 28, 2017 12:40 PM (hZ+us)

301 The show is a success because it's character-driven, and there's a lot of medieval and other history put in a blender. I think its mostly geek chic (big show with magic, kinda and sorta some fantasy elements woo!), tits, and for some reason its getting huge hype. But its not even in the top 10 of television programs, as Ace has pointed out: its hyped far beyond its actual success. It has cultural impact beyond its viewership. In 1982, they'd have canceled a show with ratings like that and chalked it up to another Manimal

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 28, 2017 12:40 PM (39g3+)

302 I know absolutely nothing about such things, but shouldn't the missile have been shot down by the Japanese? I assume they have some kind of warning system, right? Or would that not be possible? I honestly don't know the answer to that.

Posted by: bluebell at August 28, 2017 12:41 PM (UoSKV)

303 Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 28, 2017 05:40 PM (MINbv) prayers up

Posted by: votermom pimping great books! at August 28, 2017 12:41 PM (hMwEB)

304 was the missile shot down, or did it destroy itself?
--

The report I read said they did NOT try to shoot it down.

Posted by: shibumi at August 28, 2017 12:41 PM (aT+Bx)

305 Ive never asked before, but a prayer for Texas would be appreciated about now. Thanks. Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 28, 2017 05:40 PM (MINbv) ---------- You've got it. Are you and yours okay?

Posted by: bluebell at August 28, 2017 12:41 PM (UoSKV)

306 Hi y'all. Finally home from a day of rescue efforts. Below lake Conroe to the Woodlands is in a bad way.

Ive never asked before, but a prayer for Texas would be appreciated about now.

Thanks.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 28, 2017 05:40 PM (MINbv)



Done.  Been praying and will continue to do so.  Thank you for what you're doing.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 28, 2017 12:41 PM (PY9jH)

307 http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-29/japan-says-north-korea-launches-missile/8851128

Posted by: shibumi at August 28, 2017 12:42 PM (aT+Bx)

308 I cannot imagine it. -- You've smelled homeless guys, right? That probably gives a hint of it.

Posted by: G. Stilton at August 28, 2017 12:42 PM (PXbkt)

309 Great humor in Ozark. Bateman is in his element. Really should watch it.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 28, 2017 12:42 PM (XFue2)

310 Fleas in Arizona found to carry the plague, Shirley they carry other diseases too?

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at August 28, 2017 12:42 PM (6Ll1u)

311 IF it flew over Japan, ti should have been shot down...if possible Not necessarily. They might have noted the trajectory and figured "why shoot down something that's going to land in the Pacific?" Besides I don't think the Norks are actually putting any warheads in these things.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 28, 2017 12:42 PM (39g3+)

312 IF it flew over Japan, ti should have been shot down...if possible
Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 28, 2017 05:32 PM (5y11N)

That it wasn't is bad, bad news.
Posted by: Brian in New Orleans


Maybe yes, maybe no.  I don't remember if the SoKs and Nips have their antimissile defense up yet, but you can bet that they'll be hustling on it now.  There's nothing like a missile flying over one's head to concentrate the mind.

I think Phat Boi doesn't really know what he wants, but he is adamant about it. 

Posted by: pep at August 28, 2017 12:43 PM (LAe3v)

313 I saw it, I didn't really care for it. It tried to be "Breaking Bad" but with money laundering. It definitely was going out of its way to be insulting and show how "enlightened" the family from Chicago was compared to the Hillbilly criminals of the South Posted by: Maritime at August 28, 2017 05:20 PM (G/kZc) Watched the first three episodes and called it quits.

Posted by: WOPR (Colonial Marines can't use harsh language) at August 28, 2017 12:43 PM (J70i0)

314 Not necessarily. They might have noted the trajectory and figured "why shoot down something that's going to land in the Pacific?" Besides I don't think the Norks are actually putting any warheads in these things. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 28, 2017 05:42 PM (39g3+) All of their missile tests should have been shot down, anyway - if not destroyed on the ground.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 28, 2017 12:43 PM (rZ+mb)

315 I think Phat Boi doesn't really know what he wants, but he is adamant about it. Posted by: pep at August 28, 2017 05:43 PM (LAe3v) Phat Boi's actually a chick?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 28, 2017 12:44 PM (0mRoj)

316 Mosquitos in the Moses Lake area of Washington State have been tested to have the Nile Virus in them. Wonder where all these diseases are coming from?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 28, 2017 12:44 PM (39g3+)

317 GoT gets 10's of millions of torrents per episode. That's a big deal.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 28, 2017 12:44 PM (XFue2)

318 >>You've smelled homeless guys, right? Only when cooking them over an open fire.

Posted by: garrett at August 28, 2017 12:45 PM (8HxgZ)

319 317 Mosquitos in the Moses Lake area of Washington State have been tested to have the Nile Virus in them. Wonder where all these diseases are coming from? Posted by: Christopher R Taylor ISIS?

Posted by: Rick in SK at August 28, 2017 12:45 PM (FZYNt)

320 RE: Japan, there are some tweets over at Gateway Pundit.

Several missiles, one landed in the East Sea, they think the others are in the Pacific.

/yeah, we should probably sell Japan a bunch of nukes. Soooon.

Posted by: shibumi at August 28, 2017 12:45 PM (aT+Bx)

321 Reports there were 2 other missiles fired also

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 28, 2017 12:45 PM (5y11N)

322 "But its not even in the top 10 of television programs, as Ace has pointed out:" Many would disagree. Go look at imdb. Wouldn't make my top ten; but I like it a lot.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 28, 2017 12:45 PM (+7/1f)

323 I think Phat Boi doesn't really know what he wants, but he is adamant about it. He wants what he's always gotten in the past when him or his predecessors have started up this crap: bribes to calm down and be a good boy. Nuclear secrets, food, money, etc.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 28, 2017 12:45 PM (39g3+)

324 /yeah, we should probably sell Japan a bunch of nukes. Soooon. Posted by: shibumi at August 28, 2017 05:45 PM (aT+Bx) No need...they can put together their own in 10 minutes

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 28, 2017 12:46 PM (5y11N)

325 My husband is giving a speech to a service org. son belongs to at his university tonight.  Son is introducing him.  Said he may introduce his dad with the alias his dad told him he used in his single days.

Men.  I can't even.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 28, 2017 12:46 PM (PY9jH)

326 Per a tweet, Abe said several missiles were fired.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at August 28, 2017 12:46 PM (398bZ)

327 we should probably sell Japan a bunch of nukes. Soooon.
Posted by: shibumi


I really doubt we need to sell them.  Maybe a bit of fissile material, assuming we  have some to spare, but the LORS is more than capable of building nukes, and they'll probably all have big eyes and tentacles.

Posted by: pep at August 28, 2017 12:46 PM (LAe3v)

328 Per a tweet, Abe said several missiles were fired. Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at August 28, 2017 05:46 PM (398bZ) Abe Lincoln?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 28, 2017 12:46 PM (5y11N)

329 Phat Boi's actually a chick?
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A fat ugly overly emotional liberal chick who is unhappy that the boys don't like her and is acting out because she really doesn't want to be a lumberjack lesbian, but that's her only choice.

Posted by: shibumi at August 28, 2017 12:47 PM (aT+Bx)

330 >> Abe said several missiles were fired. That guy is honest, too.

Posted by: garrett at August 28, 2017 12:47 PM (8HxgZ)

331 329 Per a tweet, Abe said several missiles were fired. Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at August 28, 2017 05:46 PM (398bZ) Abe Lincoln? Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 28, 2017 05:46 PM (5y11N) Abe Rincorn

Posted by: Insomniac at August 28, 2017 12:47 PM (0mRoj)

332 Many would disagree. Go look at imdb. No I don't mean like/dislike, I mean viewers. If you like the show, good for you I don't care one way or another. Its just not a very big show in terms of ratings, but its HUGE in terms of buzz and cultural impact. I'm puzzled as to why.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 28, 2017 12:47 PM (39g3+)

333 Are you and yours okay? " There were times today I didn't know whether to pray or cry. Our house is good, but so many neighbors. The youngest mouse got his kayak out to aremote house and got an elderly lady and her wheelchair to high ground. Scared his mom and dad, i can tell you

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 28, 2017 12:47 PM (MINbv)

334 MEH-- TV sucks. I feel better without it. Correction Cable TV sucks. I feel better without it. We stream Netflix, Amazon, VUDU and Sling. We pick what and when to watch. No mfm here nothing that offends my outlook on life is better for it. I choose, my choice not theirs.

Posted by: USNtakim at August 28, 2017 12:47 PM (0OmEj)

335 I watched the first 3 episodes of Ozark last night. I loved it. I don't live far from Lake of the Ozarks where this supposedly takes place and looks pretty authentic even though most of it is not filmed there. A little bit of it was kind of ham handed in it's depiction of the locals, on the other hand.. yeah... they do exist.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at August 28, 2017 12:47 PM (CNHr1)

336 The Leftovers is a series worth watching.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 28, 2017 12:48 PM (XFue2)

337 Well, Japan's not in my neighborhood, so whatevs. Posted by: Jane D'oh Panty Status [ ] Bunched [X] Unbunched

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 28, 2017 12:48 PM (IqV8l)

338 A fat ugly overly emotional liberal chick who is unhappy that the boys don't like her and is acting out because she really doesn't want to be a lumberjack lesbian, but that's her only choice. Posted by: shibumi at August 28, 2017 05:47 PM (aT+Bx) That's...highly specific. Run into a few over the years I take it?

Posted by: Insomniac at August 28, 2017 12:48 PM (0mRoj)

339 Abe Froman

Posted by: garrett at August 28, 2017 12:48 PM (8HxgZ)

340 Someone must have finally clued in Drudge about the missiles....Drudge is now like the last one to know on everything?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 28, 2017 12:48 PM (5y11N)

341 I really doubt we need to sell them. Maybe a bit of fissile material, assuming we have some to spare, but the LORS is more than capable of building nukes, and they'll probably all have big eyes and tentacles.
---

Strangely enough, I feel better about this.

I really want to go to Japan some day, but they need to get Fukishima under control, which might take a while. But I DO want it to be around.

So.. eff Fat Boi.

Posted by: shibumi at August 28, 2017 12:48 PM (aT+Bx)

342 Anon a mouse Prayers ascending for Texas and Texans.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 28, 2017 12:48 PM (hyuyC)

343 340 Abe Froman Posted by: garrett at August 28, 2017 05:48 PM (8HxgZ) The sausage king of Hokkaido

Posted by: Insomniac at August 28, 2017 12:49 PM (0mRoj)

344 The shows that are getting the most viewers, like NCIS (for some reason, their shark jumped over a shark like 5 seasons ago) get basically no buzz and no cultural discussion at all.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 28, 2017 12:49 PM (39g3+)

345 Was it multiple missiles? CNBC - Missile broke into 3 pieces before it hit the water

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 28, 2017 12:49 PM (493sH)

346 What, no Abe Vigoda? You guys are slipping.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at August 28, 2017 12:49 PM (398bZ)

347 The youngest mouse got his kayak out to aremote house and got an elderly lady and her wheelchair to high ground. Scared his mom and dad, i can tell you Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 28, 2017 05:47 PM (MINbv) ------------ God love him. Be very proud. Keep doing what you can, Anon, and we will keep praying from here, and I'm sure many of us will be donating to relief efforts. I can't even imagine being there. God bless all of you.

Posted by: bluebell at August 28, 2017 12:49 PM (UoSKV)

348 >>.Drudge is now like the last one to know on everything? The Ghey Hat robs him of his peripherals.

Posted by: garrett at August 28, 2017 12:50 PM (8HxgZ)

349 > Per a tweet, Abe said several missiles were fired. They have a plan to intercept these, but are holding it in abeyance.

Posted by: G. Stilton at August 28, 2017 12:50 PM (PXbkt)

350 333 Many would disagree. Go look at imdb. No I don't mean like/dislike, I mean viewers. If you like the show, good for you I don't care one way or another. Its just not a very big show in terms of ratings, but its HUGE in terms of buzz and cultural impact. I'm puzzled as to why. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 28, 2017 05:47 PM (39g3+) Torrents. Literally 10's of millions a week per episode.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 28, 2017 12:50 PM (XFue2)

351 347 What, no Abe Vigoda? You guys are slipping. Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at August 28, 2017 05:49 PM (398bZ) Zombie Abe Vigoda now, sadly.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 28, 2017 12:50 PM (mM9pD)

352 TV ratings have changed. GoT gets great ratings for a pay for tv channel. Better than The Sopranos, especially when you add in foreign, and far more when you add in illegal downloading. Compare to a show like Freaks and Geeks which died on NBS when it came out, but would have killed on a cable channel today.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 28, 2017 12:51 PM (+7/1f)

353 Zombie Abe Vigoda now, sadly. Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 28, 2017 05:50 PM (mM9pD) Pictures or it did not happen

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 28, 2017 12:51 PM (5y11N)

354 327 Per a tweet, Abe said several missiles were fired. Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed Abe Lincoln's Twitter handle?

Posted by: Rick in SK at August 28, 2017 12:51 PM (FZYNt)

355 Torrents. Literally 10's of millions a week per episode. Posted by: Widespread Pepe

It's beyond me why the websites can't be charged with distribution of stolen goods.

Posted by: pep at August 28, 2017 12:52 PM (LAe3v)

356 Abe Froman
Posted by: garrett at August 28, 2017 05:48 PM (8HxgZ)

The sausage king of Hokkaido Posted by: Insomniac at August 28, 2017 05:49 P


*golf clap*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState[/i] [/b] [/s] [/u] at August 28, 2017 12:52 PM (p+Wdc)

357 My Philfhy-Delphia is reporting looting in the Houston area http://pappys-rants.blogspot.com/

Posted by: Skip at August 28, 2017 12:52 PM (pPKG5)

358 I would like to see Mayweather fight Kim Jong Ill in a caged death match, naked. Live from Pyongyang, North Korea. That fat gook would be all over him like white on rice.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at August 28, 2017 12:53 PM (5VlCp)

359 Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 28, 2017 05:47 PM (MINbv) God bless him! That's very good of him. And nobody here should hesitate to ask for prayers. Praying is something we can do for each other.. I have been praying for the people of Texas and will continue to do so.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 28, 2017 12:53 PM (iVOAv)

360 Torrents. Literally 10's of millions a week per episode. Hardly the only show on TV that people are watching on their computer, and most of those people watch it on TV anyway. No, its something else. TV ratings have changed. GoT gets great ratings for a pay for tv channel. Yeah, nothing is getting MASH type ratings any longer. The only thing that comes close is the Superbowl.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 28, 2017 12:53 PM (39g3+)

361 A sailor and roughly 900 destroyed urine samples are under investigation as an affidavit filed in a Virginia court says a large metal cage locker was intentionally set ablaze with gasoline at Naval Air Station Oceana the same day as a command-wide urinalysis. Joe Biden's son should have thought about that

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 28, 2017 12:54 PM (5y11N)

362 I do enjoy GoT's but when I watch the ads before an episode I realize how much HBO hates me and I hate them right back.

Posted by: steevy at August 28, 2017 12:54 PM (rmVvL)

363 Some reports say multiple missiles, some say one missile that broke up into three pieces.

Posted by: Cloyd Freud, Unemployed at August 28, 2017 12:54 PM (398bZ)

364 Game of Thrones? That guy died, didn't he?

Posted by: richard mcenroe at August 28, 2017 12:54 PM (6wURk)

365 Has Dennis Rodman been dispatched to North Korea yet?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at August 28, 2017 12:54 PM (493sH)

366 Compare to a show like Freaks and Geeks which died on NBS when it came out, but would have killed on a cable channel today. Posted by: Ignoramus

I always thought the girl on that series, Linda Cardellini, was attractive.  I saw her recently in one of the Avengers movies.

Posted by: pep at August 28, 2017 12:54 PM (LAe3v)

367 There was a boxing match? And what is the game of thrones or twin peak stuff?

Posted by: WJ at August 28, 2017 12:55 PM (RyJNq)

368 God love him. Be very proud" I am. Funny, I'm almost in tears again thinking about it. Thank you.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 28, 2017 12:55 PM (MINbv)

369 I saw The Destroyed Urine Samples open for the Slits at the old Orpheum back in 83!

Posted by: garrett at August 28, 2017 12:56 PM (8HxgZ)

370 If it flew over Hokkaido, I'm not sure where it was aiming at. Using a great circle mapper, anything ballistic aimed US-ward would pass clear north of Hokkaido, except for Hawaii which would pass clear south of Hokkaido. And Guam is in a completely different direction.

Posted by: Dan K. at August 28, 2017 12:56 PM (67Pdc)

371 That's...highly specific. Run into a few over the years I take it?
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I work in live entertainment.

90% of everyone I work with and talk to is hardcore liberal.

At times, it seems like 50% of the men are gay.

As for the women, between things like "Lilith Fair" and artists like "Ani DiFranco," I've been seeing lesbians with full chest tattoos for 20 years.

Posted by: shibumi at August 28, 2017 12:57 PM (aT+Bx)

372 God love him. Be very proud"

I am. Funny, I'm almost in tears again thinking about it.
Thank you.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 28, 2017 05:55 PM (MINbv)



You've raised a good 'un.  Give him a hug from the horde.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 28, 2017 12:57 PM (PY9jH)

373 Game of Thrones? That guy died, didn't he? May as well have, he hasn't written anything for like 6 years. Neck deep in women way over his quality level and going to conventions where he's hailed like a god.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 28, 2017 12:57 PM (39g3+)

374 "I always thought the girl on that series, Linda Cardellini, was attractive." In that show, she was the high school GF of my dreams. She was also in ER, Bloodline and Mad Men.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 28, 2017 12:57 PM (+7/1f)

375 You guys have probably already mentioned this but...has anyone read anything about the guy that organized the 'Unite the Right' thing in Charlottesville? Jason Kessler....I'm reading he's an Obama flunky? I've been trying to track down more info on him but just wondered if anyone else had seen this story.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/s][/u] at August 28, 2017 12:57 PM (Enq6K)

376 A sailor and roughly 900 destroyed urine samples are under investigation as an affidavit filed in a Virginia court says a large metal cage locker was intentionally set ablaze with gasoline at Naval Air Station Oceana the same day as a command-wide urinalysis. Joe Biden's son should have thought about that Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 28, 2017 05:54 PM News today reported that Northern Indiana RV manufacturers are having trouble finding employees due to drug test failures. Report said some companies have decided to stop using drug tests.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 28, 2017 12:57 PM (IqV8l)

377 Ive never asked before, but a prayer for Texas would be appreciated about now. Thanks. Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 28, 2017 05:40 PM ( Prayers up.

Posted by: CaliGirl at August 28, 2017 12:58 PM (UI5zK)

378 Hmmm.... strange... this week I did chores... a couple of hot dates... worked out... sword fought... swam... danced... And didn't watch a single thing mentioned in this thread... or really... any other TV except some news....

Posted by: Don Q. at August 28, 2017 12:58 PM (NgKpN)

379 Well, another flood watch on the phones. That sound is getting a bit old.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 28, 2017 12:58 PM (MINbv)

380 Has Dennis Rodman been dispatched to North Korea yet? I heard he broke into three pieces midflight

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 28, 2017 12:59 PM (xrMAY)

381 the guy that organized the 'Unite the Right' thing in Charlottesville? Jason Kessler....I'm reading he's an Obama flunky? Its not totally clear but he appears to be the same guy who used to write for CNN's website and his social media is full of love for Clinton and Obama, then suddenly he turned all Trumpy recently.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 28, 2017 12:59 PM (39g3+)

382 Many animals have a sense of smell that is 10 to 100 times as acute as a human's, yet they don't seem to be bothered at all by the smell of ass, much less body odor.

Posted by: Toad-O at August 28, 2017 12:59 PM (cct0t)

383 Fox just showed a pic someone posted of a dog in Texas walking down a street with a bag of dog food in his mouth.

Great pic.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 28, 2017 12:59 PM (PY9jH)

384 MSM is accusing Trump of using Harvey to cover for despicable acts. Is Fat Boy thinking that Trump is distracted over Harvey? As I've said, time to sink a NORK sub.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 28, 2017 12:59 PM (+7/1f)

385 If I want to read about nasty dynastic struggles, murders and royals in dicey sex situations-I can read English History-and I do or I can watch series about them-which I generally don't.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at August 28, 2017 12:59 PM (iVOAv)

386 Linda Cardellini is sexy af.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 28, 2017 01:00 PM (XFue2)

387 A sailor and roughly 900 destroyed urine samples are under investigation as an affidavit filed in a Virginia court says a large metal cage locker was intentionally set ablaze with gasoline at Naval Air Station Oceana the same day as a command-wide urinalysis. Joe Biden's son should have thought about that Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 28, 2017 05:54 PM News today reported that Northern Indiana RV manufacturers are having trouble finding employees due to drug test failures. Report said some companies have decided to stop using drug tests. Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at August 28, 2017 05:57 PM (IqV8l) Command WIDE drug tests? Can they still do those?? I thought they went out in the 80's...

Posted by: Don Q. at August 28, 2017 01:00 PM (NgKpN)

388 If it flew over Hokkaido, I'm not sure where it was aiming at. -- The report I saw earlier said that the warning was for residents of Tohuku. (Northernmost part of the big island.) It also said that the US and Japan were having joint exercises in Hokkaido, which may have been the rationale for shooting in that general direction.

Posted by: G. Stilton at August 28, 2017 01:00 PM (PXbkt)

389 Many animals have a sense of smell that is 10 to 100 times as acute as a human's, yet they don't seem to be bothered at all by the smell of ass, much less body odor. I don't think animals smell "bad" stuff the same way we do. I mean, they smell "this isn't edible" or "this is really strong" but they don't have the "ick" reaction humans do.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 28, 2017 01:00 PM (39g3+)

390 Me I am looking forward to the new season of Longmire.

Posted by: Paladin at August 28, 2017 01:01 PM (ycm4Q)

391 244 Now, Helen Hunt's older sister ... She's pretty cute. Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 28, 2017 05:28 PM (rZ+mb) Doesn't she have a brother? Mike? I've heard of him.

Posted by: Haywood Jablowmi at August 28, 2017 01:01 PM (v3pYe)

392 The show, as I said earlier, seemed to almost delight in locking out casual viewers and making itself accessible only to diehards. Posted by: ace at August 28, 2017 05:14 PM (8rNrN) ---- It's not that the new series is too outré or arty -- the weirdest bits are the tastiest bits, I think -- it's the loooong drawn out scenes and poor timing in some of the "humorous" parts. It's like Lynch told the actors "keep it going -- work past funny until you get to uncomfortable, and then power through all the way to boring".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 28, 2017 01:01 PM (qJtVm)

393 368 There was a boxing match? And what is the game of thrones or twin peak stuff? Posted by: WJ at August 28, 2017 05:55 PM (RyJNq) It's stuff we do while waiting for THE END TIMES!!1!11

Posted by: kraken at August 28, 2017 01:01 PM (zSVEm)

394 You guys have probably already mentioned this but...has anyone read anything about the guy that organized the 'Unite the Right' thing in Charlottesville? Jason Kessler....I'm reading he's an Obama flunky? I've been trying to track down more info on him but just wondered if anyone else had seen this story.
--

here's some info:

http://tinyurl.com/yadsa9pg

He's tagged as an Obama supporter  by the Southern Poverty Law Center. There's a link to them in the story above.

So yes, I've seen it and don't doubt it.

Posted by: shibumi at August 28, 2017 01:02 PM (aT+Bx)

395 Its not totally clear but he appears to be the same guy who used to write for CNN's website and his social media is full of love for Clinton and Obama, then suddenly he turned all Trumpy recently. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 28, 2017 05:59 PM (39g3+) Yeah, that's what I've read so far. Vewwwwy interesting.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/s][/u] at August 28, 2017 01:02 PM (Enq6K)

396 MSM; This just in Trump angered Mother Nature by staring into the eclipse with his naked eye. 40 days of rain in Houston.

Posted by: redenzo at August 28, 2017 01:02 PM (5wSNN)

397 Hey Tami, how was that barbecue and did your vegan niece have enough to eat?

Posted by: bluebell at August 28, 2017 01:03 PM (UoSKV)

398 383 Many animals have a sense of smell that is 10 to 100 times as acute as a human's, yet they don't seem to be bothered at all by the smell of ass, much less body odor. That's because they can sense all the psychedelic colors.

Posted by: Anachronda at August 28, 2017 01:03 PM (sGtp+)

399 dog in Texas walking down a street with a bag of dog food in his mouth." Heh. Lots of dogs today, too. Funniest was an English Bulldog. Was fine in the boat, but then decided not to get out. Too funny.

Posted by: Anon a mouse... at August 28, 2017 01:04 PM (MINbv)

400 BTW, Drudge is not the last to have heard of the NK missile launch. I am. New thread up.

Posted by: ace at August 28, 2017 01:04 PM (8rNrN)

401 ; This just in Trump angered Mother Nature by staring into the eclipse with his naked eye.. Should have used sunscreen

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at August 28, 2017 01:04 PM (xrMAY)

402 372 That's...highly specific. Run into a few over the years I take it? --- 372 I work in live entertainment. 90% of everyone I work with and talk to is hardcore liberal. At times, it seems like 50% of the men are gay. As for the women, between things like "Lilith Fair" and artists like "Ani DiFranco," I've been seeing lesbians with full chest tattoos for 20 years. Posted by: shibumi at August 28, 2017 05:57 PM (aT+Bx) So... every day is an episode of " American Horror Story??"....

Posted by: kraken at August 28, 2017 01:04 PM (zSVEm)

403 tho of course people can chatter about tv here. I never understand the "must immediately abandon other threads" rule.

Posted by: ace at August 28, 2017 01:04 PM (8rNrN)

404 tho of course people can chatter about tv here. I never understand the "must immediately abandon other threads" rule. Posted by: ace at August 28, 2017 06:04 PM (8rNrN) ---------- It's the Corgi factor.

Posted by: bluebell at August 28, 2017 01:05 PM (UoSKV)

405 I' m only watching it on TV but this hurricane Harvey and its remaining storm is so unbelievable, I'm having trouble believing what I'm seeing.

Posted by: Skip at August 28, 2017 01:06 PM (pPKG5)

406 404 tho of course people can chatter about tv here. I never understand the "must immediately abandon other threads" rule. Posted by: ace at August 28, 2017 06:04 PM (8rNrN) It's the " Best Buy" Syndrome.....

Posted by: kraken at August 28, 2017 01:06 PM (zSVEm)

407 nood Nork missile

Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 28, 2017 01:07 PM (PY9jH)

408 the guy that organized the 'Unite the Right' thing in Charlottesville? Jason Kessler....I'm reading he's an Obama flunky? Its not totally clear but he appears to be the same guy who used to write for CNN's website and his social media is full of love for Clinton and Obama, then suddenly he turned all Trumpy recently. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor __________ I saw that also, and Trump should have put that out there if there was any truth to it. It totally would flipped that narrative had there been some paper trail that it was a left-wing political operation to stir all of this up.

Posted by: Maritime at August 28, 2017 01:07 PM (lKmt3)

409 408 nood Nork missile Posted by: Jane D'oh at August 28, 2017 06:07 PM (PY9jH) Quick... run away, run away...

Posted by: kraken at August 28, 2017 01:08 PM (zSVEm)

410 I never understand the "must immediately abandon other threads" rule. Me either. One of the things I appreciated most that you tried, ace, was the fixed thread where people could keep talking and have a discussion that was ongoing. Sometimes some really interesting, good stuff is going on, but a new thread causes instant abandonment. Oooh shiny! Oh well.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 28, 2017 01:09 PM (39g3+)

411 we should probably sell Japan a bunch of nukes. Soooon. Posted by: shibumi I really doubt we need to sell them. Maybe a bit of fissile material, assuming we have some to spare, but the LORS is more than capable of building nukes, and they'll probably all have big eyes and tentacles. Posted by: pep at August 28, 2017 05:46 PM (LAe3v) ***************************** Either way. But in the meantime send some over there for storage...right now.

Posted by: gNewt at August 28, 2017 01:10 PM (242F/)

412 Thanks shibumi...off to read.

Posted by: Tami[/i][/b][/s][/u] at August 28, 2017 01:12 PM (Enq6K)

413 I' m only watching it on TV but this hurricane Harvey and its remaining storm is so unbelievable, I'm having trouble believing what I'm seeing. Posted by: Skip at August 28, 2017 06:06 PM (pPKG5) *********************************** Don't know what's happening on TV but it's a monster. It's also about 20 miles out in the gulf and 40 miles from Galveston. https://radar.weather.gov /ridge/Conus/southmissvly_ lite_loop.php

Posted by: gNewt at August 28, 2017 01:14 PM (242F/)

414 Command WIDE drug tests? Can they still do those?? I thought they went out in the 80's... Posted by: Don Q. at August 28, 2017 06:00 PM (NgKpN) Nope they do them all the time

Posted by: Nevergiveup at August 28, 2017 01:18 PM (5y11N)

415 I always thought the girl on that series, Linda Cardellini, was attractive. I saw her recently in one of the Avengers movies. Posted by: pep at August 28, 2017 05:54 PM (LAe3v) I jsut saw her in Grandma's Boy, which was pretty funny. She looked hot.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 28, 2017 01:21 PM (rZ+mb)

416 One of the main characters is gay, and another character is closeted, but they aren't portrayed as virtuous. In fact, one is a criminal and the other is portrayed as using people for his own ends. Er...phrasing.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at August 28, 2017 01:23 PM (oVJmc)

417 Somehow Sam will end up sitting on the iron throne He is the most pure , honest character in the series Somebody mentioned Galactica earlier and I think that was the best written tv series I've seen It had a plot line that followed beginning to end and wrapped up in a logical way Excellent show

Posted by: Harley1911 at August 28, 2017 01:29 PM (IrbWq)

418 406 I' m only watching it on TV but this hurricane Harvey and its remaining storm is so unbelievable, I'm having trouble believing what I'm seeing. Posted by: Skip at August 28, 2017 06:06 PM (pPKG5) Yeah it's starting to feel personal now. Kicking us when we're down and then pissing on us.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 28, 2017 01:34 PM (LuKE7)

419 >>>It's not that the new series is too outré or arty -- the weirdest bits are the tastiest bits, I think -- it's the loooong drawn out scenes and poor timing in some of the "humorous" parts. It's like Lynch told the actors "keep it going -- work past funny until you get to uncomfortable, and then power through all the way to boring". sometimes but I also find some of these extended sequences genuinely funny. For example: "Wally Brando," Candy taking six minutes to deliver a three word direction to someone ("Come this way"), all the different people visiting Dougie Jones' house while Hutch and Candace are staking it out.

Posted by: ace at August 28, 2017 01:37 PM (8rNrN)

420 NGU @ 362- command-wide unrine test?
Dang. Druggie airdales again? What is the Navy coming to? I never saw any drug use when I was there. and this was in the 60's.

Posted by: Eromero at August 28, 2017 01:39 PM (zLDYs)

421 >>Me either. One of the things I appreciated most that you tried, ace, was the fixed thread where people could keep talking and have a discussion that was ongoing. Sometimes some really interesting, good stuff is going on, but a new thread causes instant abandonment. Oooh shiny! what do you mean? I forget about this. Was it just a thread that sat at the top of the page or something?

Posted by: ace at August 28, 2017 01:39 PM (8rNrN)

422 Carrie Coon has awesome boobs.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 28, 2017 01:41 PM (XFue2)

423 Has these two collisions anything to do with it?

Posted by: Skip at August 28, 2017 01:41 PM (pPKG5)

424 what do you mean? I forget about this. Was it just a thread that sat at the top of the page or something? Posted by: ace at August 28, 2017 06:39 PM (8rNrN) First, you had it fixed at the top and then I think you changed it so that it was fixed as the second thread. It went on for a few weeks, IIRC.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 28, 2017 01:42 PM (rZ+mb)

425 >>>7 Watched some Defenders, I was not impressed. I just don't like or care about Jessica jones no matter how hard they push the character. Iron Fist continues to be a hipster douche, and everyone is acting like burnt out vets from Verdoun, flashing back to when they had to go over the top. The 1000 yard stare, the worldly burnt out cynicism etc. Its tiresome. Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 28, 2017 05:29 PM (39g3+) yeah, I only like Daredevil ... I agree except I also don't like Daredevil. I liked the Jessica Jones series, though the character is hard to take, especially when she doesn't have a hideously evil character like Killian/The Purple Man to excuse her bad behavior.

Posted by: ace at August 28, 2017 01:42 PM (8rNrN)

426 Hi ace, I came back... this is kind of fun... I wonder if 2 threads running will become a ..thing..

Posted by: kraken at August 28, 2017 01:42 PM (zSVEm)

427 >>>First, you had it fixed at the top and then I think you changed it so that it was fixed as the second thread. It went on for a few weeks, IIRC. I'll try that again. Thanks.

Posted by: ace at August 28, 2017 01:42 PM (8rNrN)

428 404 tho of course people can chatter about tv here. I never understand the "must immediately abandon other threads" rule. Posted by: ace at August 28, 2017 06:04 PM (8rNrN) I don't understand it, but it's real. I do it myself. Even threads I'd want to keep alive (guns, movies, boobs). I guess it feels lonely in a thread when there aren't a lot of active commentors.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 28, 2017 01:43 PM (mM9pD)

429 Linda Cardelini played Velma (the geek girl in orange) in the Scooby Doo movies and was sick-hot.

Posted by: ace at August 28, 2017 01:44 PM (8rNrN)

430 Okay I came back downstairs. Now what?

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at August 28, 2017 01:44 PM (CNHr1)

431 I have a feeling Netflix will fuck up Punisher in the show. They made him too awesome in Daredevil. I hope I'm wrong.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 28, 2017 01:45 PM (XFue2)

432 I guess it feels lonely in a thread when there aren't a lot of active commentors. Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 28, 2017 06:43 PM (mM9pD) It's like someone dims the lights, and an old guy starts sweeping up, and putting chairs on the tables..

Posted by: kraken at August 28, 2017 01:45 PM (zSVEm)

433 431 Okay I came back downstairs. Now what? Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at August 28, 2017 06:44 PM (CNHr1) We're gonna barricade the place...

Posted by: kraken at August 28, 2017 01:46 PM (zSVEm)

434 Linda Cardellini, i don't remember seeing her in anything but she's got a look I really like. Not super hot or cute but very pretty, the kind you can imagine staying with you and aging well.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 28, 2017 01:46 PM (39g3+)

435 >> Linda Cardelini played Velma (the geek girl in orange) in the Scooby Doo movies and was sick-hot. But, who played Velma in the Porn Adaptation of the Scooby Doo Movie?

Posted by: garrett at August 28, 2017 01:47 PM (8HxgZ)

436 We're gonna barricade the place... Then the party starts, right?

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at August 28, 2017 01:47 PM (CNHr1)

437 >>Okay I came back downstairs. Now what? Pants. Off.

Posted by: garrett at August 28, 2017 01:48 PM (8HxgZ)

438 I've decided Rules of Engagement is in my top ten sitcoms . ace I think you would enjoy it because David Spade is at his best and I know you enjoyed Just Shoot Me.

Posted by: Jack Sock at August 28, 2017 01:48 PM (LuKE7)

439 437 We're gonna barricade the place... Then the party starts, right? Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at August 28, 2017 06:47 PM (CNHr1) Absolutely... ONT thread, all the way...

Posted by: kraken at August 28, 2017 01:48 PM (zSVEm)

440 I came back downstairs. Now what? Get her!! Tickle time!

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 28, 2017 01:49 PM (39g3+)

441 Pants. Off. You first.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at August 28, 2017 01:49 PM (CNHr1)

442 The last scene of Episode 16 showed it is all in Sherilynn Fenn's head, like in Mulholland Drive.

Posted by: norrin radd, sojourner of the spaceways at August 28, 2017 01:50 PM (QGNGb)

443 Nikki Dial played Velma.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 28, 2017 01:50 PM (XFue2)

444 Get her!! Tickle time! NOOOOO!! *runs back upstairs.

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at August 28, 2017 01:50 PM (CNHr1)

445 Party! Jumps on table, whirls around, does La Vida Loco dance with DeplorableJewells45. Yells ADVIL, STAT at end. Twitches while orthopedic surgeon called.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 28, 2017 01:50 PM (hyuyC)

446 Linda Cardelini played Velma (the geek girl in orange) in the Scooby Doo movies and was sick-hot. Posted by: ace at August 28, 2017 06:44 PM (8rNrN) I'm telling you, watch Grandma's Boy. It sounds really stupid but it's a funny movie and she is smokin'.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 28, 2017 01:51 PM (rZ+mb)

447 Posted by: NaCly Dog at August 28, 2017 06:50 PM (hyuyC) lmao!!

Posted by: DeplorableJewells45 at August 28, 2017 01:54 PM (CNHr1)

448 Why no love for The Leftovers?

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 28, 2017 01:55 PM (XFue2)

449 Linda Cardellini played the smart girl edging into becoming a stoner in Freaks and Geeks. Really pretty girl next door with a wonderful body. Perfect teenage rack.

Posted by: Ignoramus at August 28, 2017 01:57 PM (+7/1f)

450 432 I have a feeling Netflix will fuck up Punisher in the show. They made him too awesome in Daredevil. I hope I'm wrong. Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 28, 2017 06:45 PM (XFue2) I've been afraid to watch Daredevil Season 2. The Punisher is my Spirit Guide.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 28, 2017 01:58 PM (mM9pD)

451 Why no love for The Leftovers? Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 28, 2017 06:55 PM (XFue2) I saw the first two episodes of that and thought it was one of the most awful things on TV. I couldn't believe it got a second run. Then again, I liked Tremors but couldn't believe they made a sequel to that, either.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 28, 2017 01:59 PM (rZ+mb)

452 I don't think this counts as a spoiler...Daredevil handled the Punisher perfectly in season 2. First, they had an interesting take on him. Then about halfway through the season when you're thinking "well, that was good but do I want a whole season of Punisher" they wrap it up and drop it and move on.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at August 28, 2017 02:01 PM (gIRsn)

453 451 432 I have a feeling Netflix will fuck up Punisher in the show. They made him too awesome in Daredevil. I hope I'm wrong. Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 28, 2017 06:45 PM (XFue2) I've been afraid to watch Daredevil Season 2. The Punisher is my Spirit Guide. Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 28, 2017 06:58 PM (mM9pD) Punisher is the reason to watch. Electra's acting is cringe worthy but she is hot. Also her stunt double is a petite dude I believe which is also funny.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 28, 2017 02:01 PM (XFue2)

454 The Punisher is my Spirit Guide. I think they did him justice.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at August 28, 2017 02:02 PM (39g3+)

455 I'm always afraid the Langoliers will get me if I stay in an old thread.

Posted by: Chuck C at August 28, 2017 02:03 PM (v8B+3)

456 452 Why no love for The Leftovers? Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 28, 2017 06:55 PM (XFue2) I saw the first two episodes of that and thought it was one of the most awful things on TV. I couldn't believe it got a second run. Then again, I liked Tremors but couldn't believe they made a sequel to that, either. Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at August 28, 2017 06:59 PM (rZ+mb) Its gets much better. All of season 3 episodes are rated as 9.0 and above. The second season is also much better than the first.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 28, 2017 02:03 PM (XFue2)

457 Linda Cardelini aged well to say the least.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 28, 2017 02:05 PM (XFue2)

458 Thanks guys. Maybe I will queue it up after all.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at August 28, 2017 02:05 PM (mM9pD)

459 This should really just devolve into a How Does Cersei Deserve To Die? thread.

Posted by: Sharkman at August 28, 2017 02:07 PM (eFHLc)

460 I was a diehard Twin Peaks fan. Still have all my copies of "Wrapped in Plastic."

I haven't watched the "Return" because I don't have Showtime, nor HBO, because I don't want to pay monthly money for channels I'll rarely watch. When it comes out on blu-ray I'll maybe buy it to watch.

Posted by: geoffb5 at August 28, 2017 02:09 PM (zOpu5)

461 the Porn Adaptation of the Scooby Doo Movie? Posted by: garrett You mean "Scooby Doo! Doggy Style . . . Ruh Roh!!!!" Hollywood Gold, Baby. Hollywood Gold!

Posted by: Sharkman at August 28, 2017 02:10 PM (eFHLc)

462 was a diehard Twin Peaks fan. Still have all my copies of "Wrapped in Plastic." I haven't watched the "Return" because I don't have Showtime, nor HBO, because I don't want to pay monthly money for channels I'll rarely watch. When it comes out on blu-ray I'll maybe buy it to watch. Posted by: geoffb5 at August 28, 2017 07:09 PM (zOpu5) First month streaming Showtime is free and then you can cancel.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 28, 2017 02:21 PM (XFue2)

463 443 The last scene of Episode 16 showed it is all in Sherilynn Fenn's head, like in Mulholland Drive. Posted by: norrin radd, sojourner of the spaceways at August 28, 2017 06:50 PM (QGNGb) --- Holy crap I cut out when they went to Band of the Week! Now I have to watch the rest of the scene.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 28, 2017 02:34 PM (qJtVm)

464 >>>The last scene of Episode 16 showed it is all in Sherilynn Fenn's head, like in Mulholland Drive. I thought that, but I hope you're not right.

Posted by: ace at August 28, 2017 02:37 PM (8rNrN)

465 Well that puts a new spin on Audrey.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 28, 2017 02:44 PM (qJtVm)

466 At first I thought Audrey was in the Lodge, but maybe she's in an institution? And her exasperated "husband" Charlie is actually her doctor, trying to get her to think coherently?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at August 28, 2017 02:49 PM (qJtVm)

467 I liked the Jessica Jones series, though the character is hard to take, especially when she doesn't have a hideously evil character like Killian/The Purple Man to excuse her bad behavior. Posted by: ace at August 28, 2017 06:42 PM (8rNrN) "Bitch On Wheels" is a character type that Hollywood keeps trying to convince us to enjoy. The problem with the BOW archetype is that everyone everyone has mad the acquaintance of a BOW at least once in their lives... and they always suck. Every. Single. Time. I'm guessing 2nd season of JJ flops unless she's got a great roster of villains.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 28, 2017 02:56 PM (9q7Dl)

468 Why no love for The Leftovers? Posted by: Widespread Pepe at August 28, 2017 06:55 PM (XFue2) Easy. Season 1 was the worst. Never for a single moment did any of the characters behave like a human being. It was like they wrote a story about a different species entirely. Awful stuff. And boring. Boring and unrealistic is no way to attract viewers, son.

Posted by: naturalfake at August 28, 2017 02:59 PM (9q7Dl)

469 Though there are people who speculate like the dickens that another major character, Tyrion, is ALSO a the result of a secret pairing.

But I don't believe that -- I think it would get silly to have two major characters sired by Targaryan fathers.

Posted by: ace at August 28, 2017 05:06 PM (8rNrN)

++++

The foreshadowing cuts against your theory, I think. If I'm not mistaken, there have been only three characters who have been able to touch the (living) dragons: Dany, of course, plus Tyrion and Jon.

Maybe the writers just wanted to throw a bit of misdirection at those speculating that Tyrion is a Targ. But, I think he will turn out to really be one.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at August 28, 2017 04:43 PM (pvjTE)

470 439 I've decided Rules of Engagement is in my top ten sitcoms . ace I think you would enjoy it because David Spade is at his best and I know you enjoyed Just Shoot Me. Posted by: Jack Sock at August 28, 2017 06:48 PM (LuKE7) The Mannequin head ball episode is on my list of best sitcom moments. Really liked that show.

Posted by: Gem at August 29, 2017 02:25 AM (uaHyk)

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