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Post by Ellie » 22 Jan 2019, 20:00

Rachel/Amy is such a goddamned pill. OMG, Frank, just let the bad guys have her already.
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Post by Ellie » 22 Jan 2019, 20:10

Madani is tormented. Russo is tormented. This is the sum total of their plot for FIVE EPISODES.
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Post by Ellie » 22 Jan 2019, 20:44

Billy Russo's therapist looks just enough like Maya Rudolph to keep distracting me :lol:
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Post by Ellie » 23 Jan 2019, 01:15

So, what exactly am I supposed to think about the bad guy? He's helping beardy old Corbin Bernsen murder people so that his dying wife can get medical treatment and have a little longer time with her children ... but he's also a creepy religious weirdo? I'm sure they're going for "people are complex" but it just makes me go ehhhhh. Also, it's 2019, you have to try a little harder with your creepy religious weirdos if you want them to actually be menacing. You can't just have a guy wander around dead-eyed dressed like a Hutterite and spouting the occasional Bible verse.
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Post by Ellie » 23 Jan 2019, 01:31

What the hell, Billy Russo and assorted disaffected veterans? Sure, you got the homeless guy his car back, but now he has to leave his entire support system and go on the run to Texas, where he will still be homeless, obviously. All instead of finding a way to get the money to get the car out of impound? And what the hell, homeless dude, why do you keep thanking them? They literally just ruined what was left of your life.
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Post by Ellie » 23 Jan 2019, 02:00

Fake Maya Rudolph is the world's worst doctor
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Post by Ellie » 23 Jan 2019, 02:23

Does Madani not have actual work to do? She's never at her job!
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Post by Ellie » 23 Jan 2019, 02:40

This is me still watching this season

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Post by Pham Nuwen » 23 Jan 2019, 10:09

Ellie. Please consider making this a thread. It's amazing.
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Post by Hugh Akston » 08 Feb 2019, 23:15

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Post by thoreau » 09 Feb 2019, 01:46

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Post by Warren » 09 Feb 2019, 13:27

What the hell am I looking at?
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Post by lunchstealer » 09 Feb 2019, 17:43

Warren wrote:
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What the hell am I looking at?
The newest MCU movie, Captain Marvel, is set in 1995.
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Post by Eric the .5b » 09 Feb 2019, 22:14

The real wonder for a web geek like me is peering at the code and seeing that it's perfectly modern stuff, without imagemaps or tables. It's just cunningly recreated, like a carbon-fiber hybrid Model-T.
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Post by Painboy » 10 Feb 2019, 13:57

Eric the .5b wrote:
09 Feb 2019, 22:14
The real wonder for a web geek like me is peering at the code and seeing that it's perfectly modern stuff, without imagemaps or tables. It's just cunningly recreated, like a carbon-fiber hybrid Model-T.
I was idly wondering about that. Are most browsers today still compatible with a geocities-style webpage?

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Post by lunchstealer » 10 Feb 2019, 15:43

Painboy wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 13:57
Eric the .5b wrote:
09 Feb 2019, 22:14
The real wonder for a web geek like me is peering at the code and seeing that it's perfectly modern stuff, without imagemaps or tables. It's just cunningly recreated, like a carbon-fiber hybrid Model-T.
I was idly wondering about that. Are most browsers today still compatible with a geocities-style webpage?
Gotta be. It's all super simple stuff.
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Post by Mo » 10 Feb 2019, 15:50

Except for the BLINK tag. W3C deprecated that. Not sure about Times Square Marquee.
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Post by Jadagul » 10 Feb 2019, 20:22

Mo wrote:
10 Feb 2019, 15:50
Except for the BLINK tag. W3C deprecated that. Not sure about Times Square Marquee.
Huh, blink doesn't work in my browser (chrome). I knew it had been deprecated, but I didn't know the browsers stopped interpreting it.

Marquee totally works, though.

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Post by Hugh Akston » 08 Mar 2019, 21:28

Unless I'm completely blocking out certain scenes in Thor or Thor the Dark World, I'm fairly certain that Captain Marvel is the first MCU movie to pass the Bechdel test.
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Post by Painboy » 08 Mar 2019, 22:01

Hugh Akston wrote:
08 Mar 2019, 21:28
Unless I'm completely blocking out certain scenes in Thor or Thor the Dark World, I'm fairly certain that Captain Marvel is the first MCU movie to pass the Bechdel test.
Didn't GotG2 have Gamora and her blue skinned sister, who 's name I don't remember, have some throw down about family issues? I mean Thanos was a dude but he wasn't even in the movie and he was a parent.

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Post by Hugh Akston » 08 Mar 2019, 22:47

Painboy wrote:
08 Mar 2019, 22:01
Hugh Akston wrote:
08 Mar 2019, 21:28
Unless I'm completely blocking out certain scenes in Thor or Thor the Dark World, I'm fairly certain that Captain Marvel is the first MCU movie to pass the Bechdel test.
Didn't GotG2 have Gamora and her blue skinned sister, who 's name I don't remember, have some throw down about family issues? I mean Thanos was a dude but he wasn't even in the movie and he was a parent.
Nebula, and I'm not sure if the BT is specific to love interest dudes or dudes generally.

Edit: According to this Bechdel Test site, both GotG movies pass.
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Post by Warren » 09 Mar 2019, 15:23

*sigh*
Please stop applying the BT to specific movies. That's not the point. It says nothing about whether a movie is good or bad, even in terms of its depiction of women, if it passes or fails the BT.
The whole point of the BT is to have the rules explained to you, note that basically every movie ever passes for dudes, and then be asked to name a movies that passes the BT. The thirty seconds of crickets and eventual OMG, is the point of the BT.
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Post by thoreau » 09 Mar 2019, 16:11

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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Post by Pham Nuwen » 09 Mar 2019, 18:33

thoreau wrote:
09 Mar 2019, 16:11
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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