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by cephalopod9
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Uh-oh. It's a Youtube party and you're up next. What do you show 'em?
Replies: 2138
Views: 720691

Re: Something on Youtube

It sucks how good youtube is at picking out key words and watching trends, and how bad it is at conveying context or who's for and against what, so I gotta go on private browse if I want to watch a video with "feminism" in the title because I'll get heaps of recommendations with splashy th...
by cephalopod9
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Uh-oh. It's a Youtube party and you're up next. What do you show 'em?
Replies: 2138
Views: 720691

Re: Something on Youtube

Does anyone else like videos of computer simulation and rendering demonstrations? I'm not hooked on those yet but watching Code Bullet almost tearing his antennae out trying to get an AI to learn to play Flappy Bird was fun! I wouldn't say i'm hooked on them either, just something I get into time t...
by cephalopod9
Fri Mar 01, 2019 4:46 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8644
Views: 843363

Re: Trump presidency

Last night's, the 27th of February, episode of Late Night with Seth Myers got interrupted by Trump's weird conference from Vietnam, and I thought it was a bit, because Christina Hendricks and Seth had just talked about how her appearance on a morning talk show got interrupted by breaking coverage of...
by cephalopod9
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Uh-oh. It's a Youtube party and you're up next. What do you show 'em?
Replies: 2138
Views: 720691

Re: Something on Youtube

I guess that's the price I pay for browsing in incognito mode. I'm not that sure how it works, but you could book mark some videos that describe your general interests, and then visit them when you start a new incognito session. Does anyone else like videos of computer simulation and rendering demo...
by cephalopod9
Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:49 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Music Fleeting Thoughts
Replies: 18
Views: 14858

Re: Music Fleeting Thoughts

I finally, finallly picked out enough words to find that one kind of good song I hear at the store it's Falling into Space by Don Dilego kept getting stuck on not having exact wording (is it "falling through space"? "fall out into space" ) to separate it from all the other song a...
by cephalopod9
Wed Jan 30, 2019 1:38 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Petticoat 5: the computer for women, by women
Replies: 20
Views: 20610

Re: Petticoat 5: the computer for women, by women

technology has advanced, and a dedicated e-reader or tablet for storing, editing recipes "kitchen computer" could be really useful. Is anyone making those? could I make one out of an old iPad? is that allowed? I didn't read but saw the headline of a story about a guy going to jail for repa...
by cephalopod9
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Que She-Ra, She-Ra
Replies: 15
Views: 2813

Re: Que She-Ra, She-Ra

The opening song is terrible, and I hope they stop showing the full magical girl transformation every single episode. The theme song is starting to grow on me, but these might be the two instances where I think the original did better. I still have three or four episodes to go. I like the art and c...
by cephalopod9
Thu Jan 24, 2019 1:44 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 225
Views: 61004

Re: Steven Universe

I haven't seen a specific announcement, but I think it's at least very likely, so Six seasons and a Movie . I'd be really happy if the next season was a lot of parallel stories. There's a whole bunch they could fill in or expand for characters and plot points that just sort of show up at the end lik...
by cephalopod9
Fri Jan 18, 2019 11:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479490

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

If it's a famous big company, use Twitter to shame their public Twitter handle. If not, use LinkedIn to email bomb their executives. (Use some educated guesses based on name and company, and then spam all the high level executives about your plight. ) Works best when you have a good sob story. Or a...
by cephalopod9
Sun Jan 13, 2019 3:35 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Bad Movies You Love
Replies: 289
Views: 58975

Re: Bad Movies You Love

I don't think Be Kind Rewind counts as a bad movie - seems like most critics liked it. It's currently at 65% on Rotten Tomatoes,which is technically more than half positive, but that's not a good grade. I was going less off of critical consensus and more off how I wouldn't explain how much I like i...
by cephalopod9
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:50 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Bad Movies You Love
Replies: 289
Views: 58975

Re: Bad Movies You Love

Be Kind Rewind In that case, Starship Troopers. A total campy fun fest that hit all the right buttons for me as male teenager. Released the same year as the 5th Element (1997, a good year). it's still amazing to me that people don't get the satire in that movie. It's not being clueless, or not think...
by cephalopod9
Tue Jan 01, 2019 11:29 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Steven Universe
Replies: 225
Views: 61004

Re: Steven Universe

The Steven Universe Podcast goes into some of the reasoning and intention of the foreshadowing, the episodes with Rebecca Sugar she talks a lot about the messages they're trying to get across, and what things mean, personally to her and in the context of the show. They also just had on Estelle and s...
by cephalopod9
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:43 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 171
Views: 34917

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

I meant "where to watch?" to refer to The Prisoner, but I rearranged my post too many times. Talkin' Toons has mentioned a deal for new episodes of Pinky and the Brain with Netflix a couple of times. From the synopsis, it seems BTatER is a "next evolution" of From Dusk till Dawn ...
by cephalopod9
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:31 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 171
Views: 34917

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

I misused "age" in this case. I don't mean that The Prisoner is especially bad to watch today (and I can see myself downloading it or borrowing the dvds). I mean that it's easier to convince someone who wasn't born then, to watch old films than old tv series. Therefore I predict that tv s...
by cephalopod9
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:03 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: InspiroBot
Replies: 22
Views: 6301

Re: InspiroBot

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by cephalopod9
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:38 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 171
Views: 34917

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

It's a Charles Band film - an early Charles Band film, at that. The only reason they exist is to scrape a few more dollars out of the bottom of the barrel in the "stop-motion puppets run amok in the less expensive/interesting parts of suburban Los Angeles" sub-sub-subgenre.[/i] franchise....
by cephalopod9
Fri Nov 23, 2018 10:22 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 171
Views: 34917

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

So I double checked with TVtropes, and I guess the ... Archie verse? shows are set in a non-specific retro pastiche but also there's cellphones and facebook. Archie comics started in 1941, and Sabrina the Teenage Witch was published in the early sixties. It is real weird what things stick around as ...
by cephalopod9
Thu Nov 22, 2018 12:05 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 171
Views: 34917

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Cop shows are also absolutely terrible about officers pointing guns at people who aren't a threat. It's easy to watch, and I imagine write, without thinking about much, but threatening deadly force on a dude accused of blackmail, while he's fleeing is a terrible message. (I had to check. I've only s...
by cephalopod9
Sat Nov 17, 2018 11:54 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Detective Pikachu- Not A Prank
Replies: 9
Views: 2530

Re: Detective Pikachu- Not A Prank

but the series and game are from Japan and the characters are Japanese This movie isn't based on the main series, it's based on the game Detective Pikachu, where the main character was called Tim Goodman like in the movie and looked like this . Of course it's disappointing that there hasn't been a ...
by cephalopod9
Sat Nov 17, 2018 12:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Detective Pikachu- Not A Prank
Replies: 9
Views: 2530

Re: Detective Pikachu- Not A Prank

Also, I am pleasantly surprised that it looks like they're reverse whitewashing the game - in the game, the player character and many of the surrounding characters are plainly Caucasian, A lot of the characters are sorta generic and light skinned, but the series and game are from Japan and the char...
by cephalopod9
Fri Nov 16, 2018 1:02 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Detective Pikachu- Not A Prank
Replies: 9
Views: 2530

Re: Detective Pikachu- Not A Prank

I resent being made to think about what texture Jigglypuff is. Pink pokemon should be smooth lines and untextured. Anything else raises questions that I find unpleasant. My giant Clefable Pokemon Go walking buddy is delightful, Please Don't make me think about whether that's fur or skin! I'm going b...
by cephalopod9
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 171
Views: 34917

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

Netflix has a ten episode series, Haunting of Hill House, which i semi-binged* and it's medium okay. It's supposed to be based on the Shirley Jackson novel, which I want but haven't got yet but I can already tell this is not a good adaptation of the writing. The same year the original novel was publ...
by cephalopod9
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:01 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: vvitch
Replies: 9
Views: 6695

Re: vvitch

this movie was fine, but imo it would actually have been more scary if the supernatural element wasn't manifest or even present at all (with the exception of the very ending which had no real effect on its spookiness and could stay) There's a lot of potential "the real horror is -" isolat...
by cephalopod9
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:21 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Cool games on the interweb redux
Replies: 514
Views: 322995

Re: Cool games on the interweb redux

monsterbreeder.com collect monsters, cross breed, and sell them! Neil Cicierega, of Ultimate Showdown (of ultimate destiny) and Potter Puppet Pals fame, made a browser game where you collect classic movie and pop culture monsters, like Hannibal Lecter, and Shrek, and take them back to your ranch to...
by cephalopod9
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:13 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: vvitch
Replies: 9
Views: 6695

Re: vvitch

It is very pretty, and well crafted in a lot of ways. At the same time the high praise it got kinda makes me feel like bad movies broke people's brains. ... this was from early 2016 ... did 2017 actually happen? I keep seeing "2017" and not knowing what that series of numbers means. I mean...
by cephalopod9
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:51 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 171
Views: 34917

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

it seems so gimmicky I think "gimmick" is one of those charged words that only applies to what other people do. I don't think anyone's like "here's my gimmick", or even "I really liked that one gimmick". Sound and color used to be gimmicky. I had an earth shaking reali...
by cephalopod9
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 171
Views: 34917

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

I've been thinking a lot about a parallel dimension where Sam Raimi has a complicated, important sounding name, and Darren Aronofksy's name is three syllables. Prestige in film making is so weird. Aronofsky also does "feel smart" topics like the struggles of addiction, and math he doesn't ...
by cephalopod9
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows
Replies: 171
Views: 34917

Re: Fleeting Thoughts: Movie and TV Shows

I've been thinking a lot about a parallel dimension where Sam Raimi has a complicated, important sounding name, and Darren Aronofksy's name is three syllables. Prestige in film making is so weird. Aronofsky also does "feel smart" topics like the struggles of addiction, and math he doesn't ...
by cephalopod9
Wed Sep 26, 2018 1:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479490

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

how did my track pad palm check get turned back on. it's the malevolent ghost of sticky keys here to make it impossible to play any game. I paid $22 for a $14 cellphone case just so UPS could knock on my door at 2 in the afternoon, to get a signature from Any Rando who happens to be in the house the...
by cephalopod9
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:53 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Thor: Ragnarok
Replies: 35
Views: 10161

Re: Thor: Ragnarok

NO! It's not their fault if someone in real life sounds more like a comic book villain than a comic book villain. The only pop-culture / contemporary reference, outside of the adapted source material obviously, is.. I think Tony's ship calls Thor "Point Break", and that might be a throw-b...
by cephalopod9
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Recommend Your Favorite Podcasts
Replies: 18
Views: 7906

Re: Recommend Your Favorite Podcasts

ooh, there's a new season of Serial. It's a broad look at a court house... sounds like it'll be interesting and raise my blood pressure. Handsome Rambler - it's Hannibal Buress. He has a theramin, and here he's jamming with Jon Hamm . On The Media - it's an NPR show, and they did an episode that inv...
by cephalopod9
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479490

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

This strikes me as having been made as a joke to quote Plankton "in a cosmic sense" , but no. I have no doubt this was made for and worn by someone who absolutely means it. I see so many bad shirts all the time constantly and dudes with guns. i don't care how you feel, or how your gun fee...
by cephalopod9
Thu Sep 20, 2018 11:50 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479490

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

ok, Okay I don't know if this is relatable, or a very specific kind of I"m Burnt out on living in a Red State. look at this fuckin' thing look at this fuckin thing look at it ( it's a shirt ) s-l300.jpg I saw this in person! on a person!! it's like 5 of the worst things at once. hhhhghhkhgh...
by cephalopod9
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Recommend Your Favorite Podcasts
Replies: 18
Views: 7906

Re: Recommend Your Favorite Podcasts

there was a thread in the music sub forum, but podcasts aren't music, and I'm not sure there's a correct way to organize things. I've been getting more into Baby Geniuses , which is Emily Heller, who's a comedienne, and Lisa Hannawalt, who draws comic and is the... art person for Bojack Horseman. Ma...
by cephalopod9
Fri Sep 14, 2018 6:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479490

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Property values going up is a bad thing, not a good thing. Yes, I was using "best case" to mean most success for the person doing the flip. If a person opening a restaurant gets everything they want, the neighborhood gets a good restaurant, if a person flipping a house gets everything the...
by cephalopod9
Thu Sep 13, 2018 11:56 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479490

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Isn't that a lot of businesses, though? They spend several hundreds of thousands of dollars on employees and equipment maintenance in order to make a profit of tens of thousands of dollars. I mean, yeah capitalism as a whole is a dizzying nightmare, but also, I do't think most businesses are Litera...
by cephalopod9
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479490

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

House flipping shows are kind of the inverse of what I was talking about earlier, it's easy to sort of accept it, but if you examine it, each step along the way is an affront to reason and decency. The whole concept of "flipping" a house is spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on the ...
by cephalopod9
Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:41 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479490

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

It’s Darmok and Jelad:The Novel To be that, it needs to connect those references with emotional or narrative substance. Reading the book, I didn't even feel rewarded for recognizing the material being referenced, and while I haven't seen the movie, I have seen that they replaced Ultra Man with The ...
by cephalopod9
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3479490

Re: Blistering blue barnacles

Whenever I hear news stories about what The Kids are doing these days, I pretty much just assume they're all five years out of date. For example, The Kids apparently spend all their time on Snapchat and Instagram. Snapchat is from 2011, Instagram 2010. There's no fuckin' way The Kids are using 7-8 ...
by cephalopod9
Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:06 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: This Is Us
Replies: 1
Views: 2263

Re: This Is Us

I don't remember how much of the show I've watched. Maybe most of the first season, and some chunks of season two, i think?

I think I go back and forth between "that was well crafted, and touching" and "that's an emotional sucker punch, and they know it".

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