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Wrestling & MMA / UFC: Ngannou vs. Overeem
« on: December 03, 2017, 03:15:19 AM »
That....was one of sickest looking one punch KOs I've ever seen. Good grief.

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General Discussion / Favorite game show theme songs?
« on: December 02, 2017, 10:54:17 PM »
I like Family Feud.

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General Discussion / I'm just curious
« on: November 10, 2017, 09:51:12 PM »
Has anyone here, in their entire lives not once fondled, groped, or boned at least one living human who wasn't necessarily game for their attentions?

Based on what I've learned in the last 5 weeks, I'm sure the answer must be no, but I thought it best to ask.

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General Discussion / The Walking Dead (Season 8)
« on: October 23, 2017, 04:07:51 AM »
Looks like bad times are coming for Rick. Or he's got allergies.


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General Discussion / The Snowman (2017)
« on: October 21, 2017, 08:06:50 PM »
"Harry Hole" is the name of the lead character in this film (he's played by Michael Fassbender). No, this is not a comedy (or a porn), and no, they don't come close to explaining why he's named "Harry Hole."

Here's how bad this movie was - I didn't realize it was bad when I watched it. I thought it was decent, if misleadingly marketed as a American-style crime/suspense/thriller. It took coming home and reading a review where the film's director craps all over it, remembering the lead character's inexplicable name, and that Val Kilmer is in this as a analogous character to Harry Hole in a completely different timeline. I also want to rip on Kilmer's physical appearance in this film (which is Mickey Rourke-level strange), but I found out he's been recovering from cancer, so I'll let it be.

Skip this if you weren't already planning to.

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General Discussion / Underrated movies of the 90s
« on: October 19, 2017, 03:38:16 PM »
My Cousin Vinny
White Men Can't Jump

And......go.

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General Discussion / mother! (2017)
« on: September 28, 2017, 01:47:20 AM »
Probably the weirdest friggin' movie I've seen since Blue Velvet.

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Football / Week 3 Prop Bet
« on: September 24, 2017, 02:00:02 AM »
Over/Under on number of NFL players who take a knee during pre-game ceremonies this Sunday?

I'm going to say at least 25%.

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General Discussion / Gotham (Season 4)
« on: September 22, 2017, 03:49:27 AM »
And we're back! All new night! All new VFX budget! Steve Buscemi's kid brother, Michael!

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General Discussion / The Orville (Fox)
« on: September 11, 2017, 04:01:19 AM »
Seth MacFarlane's new series - in the 25th century, he's assigned his first command as the captain a mid-level exploratory vessel.

This has a Star Trek: TNG vibe to it, and it's not the farcical comedy you might expect having seen his cartoon shows. This is actually pretty interesting and funny.

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Wrestling & MMA / Mayweather/McGregor
« on: August 27, 2017, 03:22:42 AM »
Not that good a fight, but a good enough spectacle. Best decision made by anyone was assigning a referee who was likely to let slide Conor's rough-house tactics. It gave the fight a greater illusion of being a professional affair.

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General Discussion / Psycho IV (1990)
« on: August 11, 2017, 02:33:01 AM »
This was....okay, I guess. As a movie, it held together a lot better than PIII, but wasn't as interesting as PII.

Here's what's always bugged me about Hitchcock's film. For the first 40+ minutes, you're basically watching a movie about a woman who embezzles her employer's company's money, so that she can run off and marry her boyfriend. Janet Leigh doesn't get knifed to death in the shower until like 45 minutes in. People call this film a masterpiece, forgetting that the first nearly-half-of-it sucks out loud. There's no way this script gets made if it's written today. Any script coverage intern would see the problem with it - it's trying to be two movies. Pick a lane.

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General Discussion / Fried Chicken Addiction
« on: August 10, 2017, 06:38:11 PM »

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General Discussion / Psycho III (1986)
« on: August 08, 2017, 12:00:31 AM »
Okay, this one was kind of a mess. Thumbs down.

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General Discussion / Any CPAs here?
« on: August 06, 2017, 10:35:04 PM »
I have a tax question - let's say in light of federal tax law, unless somebody is similarly versed in California state tax law, and can speak to that.

If a C-Corp gives a money gift to an individual, is that considered taxable income, or taxable after a certain amount, or tax free? I've heard it said that, if the money is gifted by the Board of Directors of a C-Corp, then it's a tax free gift.

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General Discussion / Things which do NOT annoy me any longer
« on: July 30, 2017, 10:32:30 PM »
Here we celebrate advancements in our society - those which eliminate the irritants of the past.


I'm happy that most vending machines no longer spit out paper bills that aren't in pristine shape.

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General Discussion / Psycho II (1983)
« on: July 29, 2017, 10:06:37 PM »
Just watched it. Actually quite an underrated sequel, IMO. Anthony Perkins killed it (har har).

Going to try out parts III and IV and see if they hold up.

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General Discussion / Ozark (Netflix)
« on: July 26, 2017, 02:22:57 AM »
Two episodes in. Worth watching, IMO.

Jason Bateman plays a Chicago financial advisor who, along with his business partner, is secretly laundering money for a Mexican drug cartel. When they find out a few million dollars is missing, Bateman convinces them to let he and his family re-locate to the Missouri Ozarks, where he promises his drug lords he can grow their business exponentially, by cleaning more of their money than he ever has before.

I'm enjoying this, but it feels to me that Jason Bateman seems noticeably miscast in his role. He exhibits intelligence and guile frequently, but never seems to project it as part of who he is - it all feels like it's written for him. But I'm still in, so it can't be that big a deal.

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General Discussion / In Remembrance
« on: June 29, 2017, 03:24:59 PM »
42 years ago today, we lost Alex Kintner. His fingers were only just starting to prune.




Also, RIP to his raft.




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Slugfest Of Doom / Vincent vs. John Wick
« on: May 19, 2017, 02:29:00 AM »





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Wrestling & MMA / Bret Hart on MadTV back in the day
« on: May 17, 2017, 04:24:28 AM »
Never saw this until just now. I think this is just a walk on, after he was like the featured guest the year before.

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And here's the Grudge Match between Bret and Will Sasso on Nitro. Youtube commenters correctly note that Sasso does a better job selling that most of WCW's roster at the time.

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General Discussion / Space Jam (1996)
« on: May 10, 2017, 09:27:26 PM »
No reason for this, other than the fact that the official website for the film is still running, twenty-one years later.

https://www.warnerbros.com/archive/spacejam/movie/jam.htm

Mid-90s website design ruled. (Best viewed on Netscape Navigator)

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General Discussion / The Handmaid's Tale (Hulu)
« on: May 07, 2017, 07:52:56 PM »
Anyone's wife/girlfriend making them sit through this?  :)

I kid, I kid - I think it's pretty good so far. Joseph Fiennes in this role looks like CM Punk.

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General Discussion / The Dark Tower (2017)
« on: May 02, 2017, 05:11:21 PM »
Due to be released August 6th. The first trailer is set to drop at some point this week.

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General Discussion / One of those "Celestial Perspective" star charts
« on: April 30, 2017, 03:54:34 AM »
that's supposed to show us how small and insignificant we are in the grand scheme of things. This one was so good, it almost worked!

http://joshworth.com/dev/pixelspace/pixelspace_solarsystem.html?utm_content=buffer38ff0&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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