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by thoreau
Yesterday, 16:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6225
Views: 181120

Re: Orange is the new President

And Kathryn Janeway.

And probably Kacey Manlove.
by thoreau
Yesterday, 10:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: A thread for mocking politicians
Replies: 1055
Views: 60525

Re: A thread for mocking politicians

Wait, Twitter can be sued if someone uses it to post pictures that offend politicians? WTF?
by thoreau
15 Mar 2019, 23:15
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea
Replies: 418
Views: 32645

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

WaPo claims it was a dissident group. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/a-shadowy-group-trying-to-overthrow-kim-jong-un-raided-a-north-korean-embassy-in-broad-daylight/2019/03/15/ae4208a4-c451-4886-b608-f5ac1f182d3d_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.cc86e6f237bf Of course, that...
by thoreau
15 Mar 2019, 15:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea
Replies: 418
Views: 32645

Re: The Not-So- and All-Too-Real World of North Korea

Wait until the president finds out that the Deep State went after employees of his good buddy Kim Jong Un!

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by thoreau
14 Mar 2019, 18:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 422
Views: 21913

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

Thanos was unable to kill Hawkeye, but he did turn some of his hairs to dust. Now Hawkeye must fight the mad Titan with the only weapon that makes sense when fighting a super-powerful alien armed with infinity stones: A bow and arrow.
by thoreau
14 Mar 2019, 12:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Calling 2020 for Entropy
Replies: 293
Views: 13939

Re: Calling 2020 for Entropy

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
14 Mar 2019, 12:23
the likely Reservoir Dogs primary process
Diamond Joe Biden is obviously Joe. Harris, given what she's willing to do to prisoners, is clearly Mr. White (Mrs. White?). Who's Mr. Pink? We could make pinko jokes about Warren, but she isn't a Steve Buscemi character.
by thoreau
13 Mar 2019, 20:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6225
Views: 181120

Re: Orange is the new President

Someone working with Giuliani was dangling a pardon in front of Cohen.

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/amp/2019 ... ssion=true

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by thoreau
13 Mar 2019, 18:01
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 422
Views: 21913

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

I'm agnostic about the elevator incident.
by thoreau
13 Mar 2019, 11:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2325
Views: 157207

Re: Market Failure!

Well, if you go there, you might want to rent a sailboat from this tall guy named Andy. I think he has a business partner, black guy by the name of Red.
by thoreau
13 Mar 2019, 10:55
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Market Failure!
Replies: 2325
Views: 157207

Re: Market Failure!

You don't want to go to Zihuatanejo. It's crawling with US Marshals searching for an escaped murderer.
by thoreau
13 Mar 2019, 01:44
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 422
Views: 21913

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

I didn't mean to say that everyone in SHIELD was Hydra, but every unit and level in the org seemed to have a nontrivial number of Hydra agents, and I just never bought that. A Hydra cell? Sure. Hydra at every level so that like half the people in the room are shooting at the other half? Seemed dumb....
by thoreau
13 Mar 2019, 00:40
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 422
Views: 21913

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

But in the final fight sequence, weren't a sizable fraction of the people at SHIELD headquarters working for Hydra? It wasn't like everyone went after the few bad apples, it was more like the whole place broke out into fighting, and a nontrivial fraction of them were fighting for Hydra. Sent from my...
by thoreau
12 Mar 2019, 17:15
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 422
Views: 21913

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

I think that if I ignore the premise of Winter Soldier then it is a great movie with great scenes. But every time I try to think about the premise of Hydra having thoroughly infiltrated SHIELD for decades I just don't buy it. I could more easily buy a Hydra cell with an evil plan, but the whole damn...
by thoreau
12 Mar 2019, 16:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 422
Views: 21913

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

I think that Scarlet Witch enchanted all of you and removed The Incredible Hulk (2008) from your memories.
by thoreau
12 Mar 2019, 16:35
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6225
Views: 181120

Re: Orange is the new President

Mo wrote:
12 Mar 2019, 16:16
Why don’t pilots wear goggles and scarves anymore?
It would be more fabulous if they did, I'll tell you that.
by thoreau
12 Mar 2019, 11:46
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 422
Views: 21913

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

It suffers in comparison to the first one, but it is still pretty damn good.

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by thoreau
12 Mar 2019, 01:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Pick Your Poisson
Replies: 1444
Views: 75281

Re: Pick Your Poisson

It's partly a matter of range restriction on the independent variable (height) and partly about range restriction on the independent variable (performance). Anybody who's too short to play well won't be in the NBA, and those who are shorter than the NBA median have a host of other attributes that co...
by thoreau
10 Mar 2019, 14:34
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 422
Views: 21913

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

Hugh Akston wrote:I've seen Captain Marvel described elsewhere as 'pure Marvel formula', which produces a fun, watchable movie but lacks the distinct authorial voice of movies like Iron Man, Captain America 2, GotG and Thor Ragnarok.
Pretty much.

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by thoreau
09 Mar 2019, 16:11
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers
Replies: 422
Views: 21913

Re: To Infinity War and Beyond: the MCU Thread with Spoilers

Captain Marvel is good. Not first tier Marvel like the first Avengers or Iron Man, but better than Thor, Thor the Dark World, and Guardians 2. Probably comparable to Dr. Strange.

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by thoreau
09 Mar 2019, 11:52
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Wikileaks - Diplomatic Cables Edition
Replies: 746
Views: 31068

Re: Wikileaks - Diplomatic Cables Edition

Like journalists (and unlike spies) Wikileaks publicizes what it receives. Well, unless they don't . At this late date in history, WikiLeaks is about as much a journalism outfit as RT. I don't like RT, and I have no illusions about them, but I also don't see anything good coming from the government...
by thoreau
09 Mar 2019, 10:36
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6225
Views: 181120

Re: Orange is the new President

Meanwhile, a massage parlor owner is selling access to parties at Mar Lago.

https://www.motherjones.com/politics/20 ... ar-a-lago/

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by thoreau
09 Mar 2019, 02:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Wikileaks - Diplomatic Cables Edition
Replies: 746
Views: 31068

Re: Wikileaks - Diplomatic Cables Edition

The secrecy of the grand jury process bothers me far less than the fact that Wikileaks is a journalism outfit. An outfit with an agenda, to be sure, but the same could be said of Mother Jones, Reason, or National Review. Nonetheless, the mission of Wikileaks is to make information public, which is f...
by thoreau
08 Mar 2019, 22:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Neoliberalism - Booga Booga
Replies: 33
Views: 603

Re: Neoliberalism - Booga Booga

Yeah, revolution is not a concern of mine either. The SJWs feel too unsafe to start one, and the public is too well-fed to actually support one. (This is a good thing.) The real question here is whether sane people with market-oriented insights are better off trying to moderate the left or the right...
by thoreau
08 Mar 2019, 11:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Occam, Trump, and Russia
Replies: 1066
Views: 50638

Re: Occam, Trump, and Russia

Jonathan Chait lays out the case for collusion:

http://nymag.com/intelligencer/amp/2019 ... ssion=true

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by thoreau
07 Mar 2019, 13:54
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Good Cover Versions
Replies: 171
Views: 16200

Re: Good Cover Versions

This song has been done to death, but I still like this version: