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by MJGreen
22 Feb 2018, 11:17
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: It's not the size of the screen...
Replies: 2450
Views: 113711

Re: It's not the size of the screen...

Parker Posey could be a lot of fun in the role, my problem is... a show about a snot-nosed kid in constant danger? With a teenage sister and idealistic mother? I don't see this working great in 2018.
by MJGreen
21 Feb 2018, 12:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1660
Views: 59262

Re: Twitter!

His journey is now complete:

by MJGreen
16 Feb 2018, 11:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: I may want to see that?
Replies: 1579
Views: 76769

Re: I may want to see that?

The real controversy here is that this is all going in the "I may want to see that" thread.

In The Loop is one of the funniest comedies ever. There should be no hesitation about The Death of Stalin, even if it stars Jeffrey Tambor, who is now being airbrushed out of the promotional materials.
by MJGreen
16 Feb 2018, 11:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 420
Views: 9177

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

I only half-watched Frozen once, but I thought the 'message' of the movie was about family and sisterhood and junk, considering it's about one sister's love saving the other. The trope subversion that, actually, the handsome (foreign) prince is evil is just to move the plot along. I guess you could ...
by MJGreen
09 Feb 2018, 22:20
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: This is the thread for people who died, died.
Replies: 2108
Views: 84478

Re: This is the thread for people who died, died.

Reg E. Cathey has died at only 59. He played Carcetti's adviser in The Wire, and the ribs guy in the US House of Cards.
by MJGreen
09 Feb 2018, 14:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4742
Views: 87151

Re: Orange is the new President

Ahahaha, of course, Trump comes out defending Porter (autoplay, natch): We wish him well. He worked very hard. I found out about it recently and I was surprised by it. But we certainly wish him well. It's obviously a tough time for him. He did a very good job when he was in the White House. And we h...
by MJGreen
02 Feb 2018, 21:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 609
Views: 13790

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

I feel Sanchez, but boost the cynicism. Maybe they did surveil Page under faulty pretenses - that's not been firmly established, but it wouldn't be surprising - but what does that ultimately mean to me? It was wrong to do that, but the controversy will not be productive. This is a purely partisan sp...
by MJGreen
02 Feb 2018, 11:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 3775
Views: 110936

Re: When journalism goes bad

I know a Fox show, and especially Geraldo, shouldn't count as journalism, but jfc: Geraldo to Hannity: Nixon Wouldn’t ‘Have Been Forced to Resign’ If You Were In Media Then It’s too bad for Nixon, because nobody like you existed then. I say that because I believe that our prime responsibility now is...
by MJGreen
02 Feb 2018, 10:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Masculinity, so fragile
Replies: 420
Views: 9177

Re: Masculinity, so fragile

Hey, at least the men recognize that they can't hit women. Give 'em some credit. Seems like one could point to mansplaining and the like to say Peterson has it backwards: that because men have in mind a last resort to violence, they're less fearful of women opponents and know they can be verbally ha...
by MJGreen
30 Jan 2018, 18:14
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1660
Views: 59262

Re: Twitter!



I would've thought being under extended suicide watch in a military prison was rock bottom, but *shrug emoji* *rainbow* *sunglasses smiley*
by MJGreen
30 Jan 2018, 15:33
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: the list of those things which are not food
Replies: 898
Views: 32119

Re: the list of those things which are not food

I think it has too strong a taste to work as a rice substitute, and it's way too much effort to dry it out for a faux-bread product, but mashed cauliflower is great. Even with nothing more than cream and S&P. Though I've stated throwing in turmeric and cayenne, figuring it's a convenient way to get ...
by MJGreen
30 Jan 2018, 12:27
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1660
Views: 59262

Re: Twitter!

Spot-on:

by MJGreen
30 Jan 2018, 12:21
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: When journalism goes bad
Replies: 3775
Views: 110936

Re: When journalism goes bad

Oh, right, Chait.

Love the idea that supporting Democrats is the way to roll back executive power, and that Dems would play ball with the Kochs. But, again, Chait.
by MJGreen
25 Jan 2018, 22:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 609
Views: 13790

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Hah, I heard about this before jumping on the train, but... in June? So, what, a few weeks after Mueller was appointed? Jesus.
by MJGreen
03 Jan 2018, 14:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4742
Views: 87151

Re: Orange is the new President

I was more incredulous at the start of the piece than at the end. It is hard to discern what is wildly embellished or secondhand hearsay and what is true enough *, but I'm impressed by the amount of access he claims to have had. Most important to me right now is how entertaining it is; I didn't real...
by MJGreen
03 Jan 2018, 13:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4742
Views: 87151

Re: Orange is the new President

Just finished reading the Wolff piece at nymag, which makes that statement even funnier. There are so many nuggets of gold here , I can't single out just one. Trump's obsession with Murdoch, Bannon and Ailes sleazing it up in a Greenwich townhouse, Trump eating cheeseburgers in bed, Jared's helpful ...
by MJGreen
28 Dec 2017, 10:56
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Twitter!
Replies: 1660
Views: 59262

Re: Twitter!

Regarding Milo Yiannapolous's lawsuit against Simon & Schuster: https://twitter.com/jasonpinter/status/946070219176513536 https://twitter.com/sarahmei/status/946347142012051456 The editor maintains composure at first, with comments like "Let's leave 'cuck' out of it here," but it descends into notes...
by MJGreen
14 Dec 2017, 19:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Net Neutrality
Replies: 243
Views: 11253

Re: Net Neutrality

Go back to work to craft regulation that permits targeted action without requiring the rest of title 2. A big problem I have with all this is that Congress could just make a freakin' law authorizing these regulations. If the critics are right that today's decision is hugely unpopular and spells doo...
by MJGreen
14 Dec 2017, 13:48
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Net Neutrality
Replies: 243
Views: 11253

Re: Net Neutrality

So how much is it gonna cost me to comment here going forward? $2.99 per post?
by MJGreen
12 Dec 2017, 19:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 4742
Views: 87151

Re: Orange is the new President

Well, props to Tapper for not breaking a smile. That was a long pause.
by MJGreen
02 Dec 2017, 16:53
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Just the Tax
Replies: 548
Views: 11283

Re: Just the Tax

Whatever benefit there might be to handwriting the final amendments, it seems like a short-term gain for a long-term embarrassment. After all, what they passed is not the bill. It still has to go through reconciliation and then sent to Trump. If those amendments survive, they will be typed up and se...
by MJGreen
22 Nov 2017, 12:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Thanksgiving: the most delicious time of the year
Replies: 62
Views: 1328

Re: Thanksgiving: the most delicious time of the year

I join the newly formed coalition. I can tolerate a bit of certain sweet potatoes cooked in a certain way, but forkfuls of the stuff... blech. Mushing it up with marshmallows sounds like the definition of abomination. My holiday meal duty is usually dessert. I've gotten to a good place with pumpkin ...
by MJGreen
21 Nov 2017, 17:39
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Light laffs
Replies: 5424
Views: 200778

Re: Light laffs

by MJGreen
13 Nov 2017, 21:56
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Video Games!
Replies: 2506
Views: 115133

Re: Video Games!

Oh, I've been down that path. Pretty much have to pay what they say, knowing the price will never drop and sales are rare and minor, or else go third-party.
by MJGreen
13 Nov 2017, 16:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Op-ediots
Replies: 280
Views: 5720

Re: Op-ediots

Good point, but you can remove bulletpoint from the description; hypothesis is that he was using a list function and paying no attention to the dates. Bulletpoints could be formatted in later. Auto-format has to be the culprit at some stage, combined with complete negligence by the writer and editor...