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Arts & Entertainment / Re: Just Watched
« on: September 29, 2022, 02:55:32 AM »
Severance was my surprise favorite show of the year. Watched it on a whim out of boredom and holy shit

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Just Watched
« on: August 24, 2022, 12:00:27 AM »
MCU Phase 4 movies and shows blitz reviews since Crudblud and I are now up to Loki ep. 2 in our MCU watch-through. So most things past that, I have only seen the first time when they came out.

WandaVision: If the Exposition Squad feat. Kat Dennings weren't in this, I would have absolutely adored it. As it is, I really enjoyed it but felt like the pacing was horrible after a few episodes.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Enjoyed this, even if it got kind of slow sometimes. Sam and Bucky are fun, and Bucky is a puppy dog I want to be safe.
Loki: Love the concept, it lost me hardcore after a few episodes as it felt like it lost its path. I was also super high so I'm hoping I feel differently watching it sober this time through.
Black Widow: I had some good fun with this film as a low-stakes last hurrah. A nice family dynamic with good choreography and fun action.
What If...?: The handful of episodes I watched weren't very good, had serious pacing issues, and felt unnecessary.
Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings: Wasn't very invested in the story, but it was visually beautiful and the fight choreography is fantastic. As a fight scene nerd, I've watched it several times just for those.
Eternals: Having seen it twice, probably one of my favorite MCU films. One of the most human of them, and I appreciated the pacing and cinematography quite a bit. Does a great job establishing individual characters in a large group, as well as creatively using powers and abilities. I think Ikaris has the best-looking Superman fight scenes of any movie. Yes, even Man of Steel.
Hawkeye: Fun, touching, charming, but ultimately didn't leave much of an impact. I've already forgotten a lot of it. One extremely unnecessary character cameo.
Spider-Man: No Way Home: I loved this movie on my first watch and on my second watch the next day. It fixed a lot of the issues I had with Marvel's Spider-Man series and particularly their boring-ass depictions of Tony Stark Jr., actually got me invested in the series and characters finally, as well as made what I think are pretty bold decisions regarding the other characters that were pulled into this. I can totally see how they can be viewed as just fanservice, but I genuinely think that they added something to the film and that their inclusion served the story and purpose well.
Moon Knight: Dark but willing to lean into the camp and ridiculousness of the situation, which is something I've enjoyed in several Moon Knight runs, which can very between extremely gritty and extremely self-aware. Oscar Isaac is amazing and I love him.
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: One of my favorite MCU films for sure. I loved the visuals, I loved the creativity, I loved the horror aspects, and I was really worried I wouldn't actually enjoy Sam Raimi's direction for it but thankfully I did. Far better than I expected.
Ms. Marvel: Maybe my favorite Marvel TV show? I'm a little biased toward the character, but given how they changed her powers for the show it could have easily backfired and annoyed me. But the core of what made me love the character in the comics when they debuted in 2014 is still there. A lovely young Muslim girl growing up in New York and dealing with the struggles that can come with that, but ultimately optimistic and full of heart instead of leaning into the downsides.
Thor: Love and Thunder: I deeply enjoyed every second of Christian Bale on-screen, and seeing my favorite Thor on-screen made me feel things. Especially seeing how ripped she got for it goddamn. Definitely no Ragnarok, though, and not a great or very interesting film overall. I did appreciate the 80s cheese and aesthetic.
She-Hulk (episode 1): I had a ton of fun watching this and I'm excited about this series while I was worried initially. I love Tatiana Maslany for her hilarious appearances on the Comedy Bang! Bang! podcast so I was already a fan of her, but with everything I've been through this past year and a half I could kind of just slide right into the vibe of this show. I know for sure people will bitch about hamfisted feminism, but the misogyny that happened in this episode is nothing I haven't experienced irl (and is toned-down if anything) so it's not a complaint on my end.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: January 13, 2022, 03:12:35 AM »
No, I didn't say the election was a fraud, nor do I believe it was (since this apparently needs stating 🙄).

To be fair, you're surely aware how your statement will likely read in a world of bad-faith "I just think it's interesting" and "I'm just asking question" interlocutors that vaguepost and then get indignant and defensive when pushed on implications. I find it hard to believe that's genuinely surprising. If I read your comment and weren't already fairly certain you didn't believe the election was fraudulent, I would probably suspect you're playing the Jordan Peterson game as well lol

It's the fact that everyone but Democrats seems to score pretty low on confidence that makes it additionally interesting. The scores for independents and all respondents are quite low.

Do you mind linking some data for this? From what I've read (which I'll admit is just a handful of articles and studies) it seems this split tends to happen, and given the hard reaction from the right--and the fact that people are reactionary--it makes sense to me that the left would react by expressing greater confidence. I only briefly looked (I'm working right now and shouldn't be here responding lol) but I'm not seeing any great data for independents this election vs prior elections. If you have that that'd be great, otherwise I'll look again after work.

Basically I don't disagree that it's interesting by the definition of the word, but interesting can mean so many things colloquially that it just seems like a weird post to make with no further extrapolation.

EDIT: Looking at the poll that spawned this, 82% trust for Dems and 68% for Independents seems like what I would expect. I'm going by memory so I don't remember the exact numbers but Democratic victories were, what, around 75% trust from Dems for 2008/2012? The Republican trust there is 33%, vs like 65% in 2008 and ~55% from 2012, but obv we haven't had a president and party push election fraud this hard and this publicly/successfully before.

I got that data from a Harvard study I can link if needed, I don't have it on hand right now, but I guess I definitely need to know what data we're using, how we're measuring confidence, and how we're defining words. 😅

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Just Watched
« on: December 22, 2021, 05:48:26 AM »
Out of curiosity, what type of "respected actors" are we talking about? 'Cause I feel like we're making a huge assumption that those criticizing Momoa specifically opt out of criticizing actors of a similar caliber lol. I legit can't think of any actors I particularly enjoy that I feel are at all as invariant and...I'm hesitating to criticize his acting, since it's been a bit since I've seen his other films, but I get a very real sense of him just not being very good at acting from the way he delivers all of his lines and expressions and emotions (the acting stuff :p). Aquaman was just not amazing overall, yet even still I very clearly remember not being too much more impressed with him than I was with Amber Heard (but she was literally cardboard, so).

Like y'all can shrug it off as "you just hate that he himbo/sexy", but I'm fine with himbo and sexy lmao. It's possible to not think an actor is good without it being for some dumb, shallow reason.

EDIT: This is literally exactly what Rama thinks. 🤣

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Just Watched
« on: December 16, 2021, 11:12:16 PM »
Aw man I missed the "Jason Momoa is terrible" train. 🙁

I absolutely adored Dune. ❤️ I got so lost in Villeneuve's harsh vision of Arrakis, and there really wasn't much of the movie I didn't enjoy, though I do feel like they leaned a little too hard on some of those repeating visions for a long time. I was also a little bit high, though, so they might have just felt extremely long to me lol 🤷🏻‍♀️ I was gonna comment on how I sigh a little internally when I see Momoa's gonna be in a film these days, but given that he is apparently a fantastic actor and actually every actor is exactly the same in every film and I just don't understand intellectually, I'll withhold my judgment until I watch it again. 😋

Will say, though, there were a few line deliveries from him where my nephew and I turned to each other unprompted and had to stifle giggles and chuckles. There's one scene I really have to see again where he gives what I imagine is a series of lines to daddy Atreus that's supposed to have some kind of badass flippancy to it, but it feels like he's doing a first-time line reading of a script he hasn't seen yet. There were a few moments like that but idk, maybe I'm biased against him for some reason even though I like him as a person.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Rama Does Acting
« on: December 14, 2021, 11:51:26 AM »
Dildo Teabaggins' famous novel, "The Throbbit, or Queer and Back Again".

Now, hi, you did a wonderful job in that, Rama!! It's been a long while since I've done any acting seriously (and most of mine was on stage), but watching this with the before and after reminds me how much I loved doing scenes and studies. 😭 The difference between before and after is very noticeable, too, and you seem more comfortable in your character and more certain in how you deliver lines! 😊

I would love to see you taking on different roles, if sharing these is something you're interested in! For all I know, you're just actually a sociopathic douche irl and this is just you being you. 🤷🏻‍♀️

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 29, 2021, 05:34:40 AM »
Here is what it really said:

i dunno where your source got its "draft," but the final report posted by the arizona state senate republican caucus does not include any such recommendation:

it's not okay to lie.

A conservative? Blindly throwing out random conservative sources? Very unlikely, libflake.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 28, 2021, 05:07:55 AM »
It so wonderfully makes my heart flutter every time conservatives find more votes for Biden and fewer for Trump. 🥰 99 more and 261 fewer this time, respectively.

I think the Republican party might be undercover leftists.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Terrible Political Memes
« on: September 25, 2021, 06:06:34 AM »

Wow this is actually insanely disgusting and fucked up. What a ""political meme"".

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Trump
« on: September 25, 2021, 05:51:59 AM »
The report, which was prepared by private contractors and submitted to Republican leaders of the state Senate, went even further than an earlier draft that confirmed Biden’s victory.

In a letter describing the findings, Senate President Karen Fann (R) — who commissioned the process — stressed the importance of the ballot count showing Biden’s winning margin and noted that it “matches Maricopa County’s official machine count.”

“This is the most important and encouraging finding of the audit,” she wrote, adding: “This finding therefore addresses the sharpest concerns about the integrity of the certified results in the 2020 general election.”

wow who'da thunk it can't wait to read the actual report and see nothing has changed.

I can't believe I'm going to actually be hearing "no no this time for real" for three more entire years lmao. I at least want Mike Pillow back as the resident Conspiracy Spokesman if this whining is gonna be my background noise for so long. That was a fun ride.

Arts & Entertainment / Re: Gaming platforms
« on: April 12, 2021, 01:35:41 AM »
Nintendo Switch and PS4, I mostly play the Switch

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: April 05, 2021, 08:56:57 PM »
nb4 kamala vetoes

Didn't she sponsor a bill supporting legalization not that long ago?

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: April 02, 2021, 02:26:02 AM »
I assume he's trying to say "y'all are hypocrites, Biden does same as Trump", which is ironic since he failed so hard to understand that when we were saying the same to him. Also, I think most of us are actually willing to criticize Biden. If he has any part of that, that's shitty af.

Or perhaps even invoking the "twinkie" defense.


The "Twinkie defense" is a myth:

I mean, it kind of exists?

Newman noted that during depositions Alex Jones once said he had trouble remembering the names of his children’s teachers because he had eaten a large bowl of chili. Insisting the meal was relevant, Newman had Alex Jones read from a transcript of the deposition, in which he had said the teachers’ names would “pop in my head, I ate too much chili.” Jones then read a question from the transcript from an attorney asking if chili clouds his memory, followed by his response: “Big old bowl of chili. Sure does, yeah.”

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: March 21, 2021, 09:18:38 AM »
Is "this president fall more than this president" really the level of political discourse we're interested in engaging in?

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: March 11, 2021, 03:27:41 AM »
You guys didn't even argue that your opponents were mistaken about what Biden did. The argument was "But Trump."  ::)

Several people have said his speech gaffes aren't an embarrassment, but that you treat those gaffes as such while you defended Trump for his. The argument isn't "Biden's embarrassing, but so was Trump", it's "why do you consider Biden's gaffes embarrassing but defended Trump's?"

That's literally what many of us have been saying. That they aren't embarrassing. Nobody is conceding that. We're asking you why you're inconsistent on this issue depending on who we're talking about. If we can't even trust you to have a standard of logic or morality that you apply to situations, but instead make it up on the spot depending on who the conversation pertains to, what's the point of ever engaging anything you say? It's wild to me you can't seem to answer that. If you have some system of logic or morality you follow, it should be super easy.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: March 10, 2021, 10:31:20 PM »
What? If I don't think it's embarrassing, justifying it doesn't mean I think it's embarrassing. You're trying to be weirdly tautological. Unless you're legit trying to tell me that any time anyone justifies anything (which, quick refresher, means "show or prove to be right or reasonable") that means the thing is bad or embarrassing. So, say, all your justifications for not murdering someone would be irrelevant because justifying it means it's bad or embarrassing.

Because if you're being completely literal with your sentence, I sincerely hope you can see the vapidity of "if we accept his behavior is bad and embarrassing, justifying it means it's bad or embarrassing". I really hope you're not loading the premise that blatantly, because that would be pretty dang bad or embarrassing. (also, if you justify the bad or embarrassing phrasing, you're conceding it's bad or embarrassing, so you're not allowed to defend it I guess)

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: March 10, 2021, 10:06:14 PM »
Nope. You guys are the ones here desperate to try to talk about Trump when Joe Biden embarrasses himself.

It is almost as if you are conceding that Joe Biden is an embarrassment and need to try to hide that fact by accusing someone else of something. It is a pretty pathetic defense if you have to implicitly concede that Joe Biden is an embarrassment in your argument.

You're not reading. Use your eyes, my dude. Several people have said his speech gaffes aren't an embarrassment, but that you treat those gaffes as such while you defended Trump for his. The argument isn't "Biden's embarrassing, but so was Trump", it's "why do you consider Biden's gaffes embarrassing but defended Trump's?" It's about your inconsistency. You must be actually ignoring entire sentences and paragraphs of others' posts if you don't understand that.

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: President Joe Biden
« on: March 10, 2021, 09:08:26 PM »
The subject of this thread is not Trump. The subject of this thread is Joe Biden. He's an embarrassment. Trying to talk about other people does nothing to take away from Joe Biden's embarrassing behavior. the Crown Prince of Whataboutism really whining about nonexistent whataboutism? Like, do you understand the concept of bringing up someone's past arguments and defenses to show them inconsistencies with their current argument?

TIM BOSHIP (thread 1): Trump can kill people, that's fine, you guys are being dumb. It's not murder if the president kills someone.
TIM BOSHIP (thread 2): Wow, Biden killed people? He's a murderer, we should lock him up.
RANDO-MAN (thread 2): I don't think you're arguing in good faith, you've previously said presidents killing people isn't murder.
TIM BOSHIP (thread 2): This thread is about Biden, not Trump. Stop pivoting.

People are trying to point out your endless inconsistencies in who and what you'll criticize for what and why. If someone consistently refuses to argue in good faith or ever acknowledge being wrong, what's the point in engaging with them? And, yes, if I get a response I almost expect a "ha ha that why i shouldnt engage with you guys"

Philosophy, Religion & Society / Re: Joe Biden is winning by a landslide
« on: January 30, 2021, 03:56:49 AM »
Still waiting on a legitimate explanation to this other than 'anomalies are possible'.

Quote from: Tom Bishop

Wait, is the argument really "states voted really different than before this time"? Would evidence of this happening all the time throughout elections be satisfactory for you?

Also, those don't honestly look all that anomalous so much as indicative of a general rightward shift over the last few elections. You'll notice that, in both cases, starting after Bush (though the second graph leaves him out for some reason), the Republicans start tending to win more counties. Obama v McCain was 53 Obama, 46 McCain. Then 38 Obama, 61 Romney. Then 93 Trump, 6 Hillary. So, yeah, 90 Trump, 9 Biden isn't that wild of a shift. Iowa just didn't move much this election.

Similar for Wisconsin. 59 Obama, 13 McCain. Then 35 Obama, 37 McCain. Then 59 Trump, 13 Hillary, then 58 Trump, 14 Biden. And Trump just barely eked out a victory against Hillary there, so Biden winning a larger city is more than enough to make up for that ~30,000 vote difference. Bonus points: I live here, so I've borne witness to Wisconsin's rightward shift over my lifetime.

I simply don't see how this is any different than SexWarrior's "no president with a mole on the upper-right half of his temple has ever won before" post. Every single trend is going to be broken at some point.

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