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  1. That was my first thought as well. It'd be an easy and natural way to help level the playing field between Cersei and Dany. It would have to be introduced into the framework of the show, but that shouldn't be too difficult.
  2. "The style is the substance" may be a legitimate statement (debatable in certain instances), but I'm inclined to agree with some of the comments alluding to the movie being, not empty, but shallow in terms of characters' motivations. I get that there's a certain degree of "go with it" inherent in the movie - just "go with it" when Baby finds Debora, a girl/woman who is absolutely perfect in his eyes, and immediately enamored (and all-forgiving) to him; just "go with it" when Spacey's character pulls a total 180, from threatening Baby on more than one occasion, to sacrificing himself for him. Instances like that, to me, are examples of how Wright may have compromised in certain regards. Which I'm okay with - he very deliberately (and masterfully) created a movie whose semiotics are expressed through a deeply organic connection between the action and the music. That dynamic, that interplay, it lives and breathes in nearly every scene, and results in more than a few scenes which are a genuine joy to experience. But in focusing so closely on that dynamic, I came away with some feelings of dissonance - feelings of ambivalence in Baby's relationship with his mother, bewilderment at Sapcey's arc, etc. And how incredible was Jon Hamm? Never seen him in a role remotely like this, but wow, did he nail it 1000%. None of the performances were bad per se, all were more than serviceable, but Hamm was extraordinary. But despite that - I loved the shit out of the movie. And considering that it came at the tail end of a weekend which started with THE BIG SICK (wonderful, wonderful movie, which included a 9/11 joke that can NEVER be topped), and included ONCE (how I never saw this before, I have no idea - but man, what an extraordinarily evocative and introspective work of art)...good weekend for GT cinema-viewing.
  3. I don't remember which magazine it was (maybe Wired), but there was an article describing how Tim Cook, among many other "tech elite" leaders have some very restricted views on use of tablets and smartphones by their children. The article went on to allege that the makers of this "tech" have better understanding than most of how addictive and disruptive they can be (obviously), and while it's ok in terms of supporting their respective lines of business, they recognize the dangers of their products on a personal level.
  4. Seeing some tweets that his public testimony has been cancelled. Anyone else seeing it?
  5. Wait, wat? Ok...read the following replies. Yeah, I couldn't see any benefit to what you were proposing.
  6. As strange is might once have sounded to say this...it's a comic-centric show on the CW. I'll give it a shot. The trailer does look interesting.
  7. You assume that Pence would survive a Trump impeachment. I would imagine that others' uncertainty on that point factors into the calculus of their positions. I don't entirely disagree with the notion that long-term, we might be better off letting this shitshow play out for four years (hopefully not eight), when a new/different wave of disgust with Washington allows for a new POTUS. While Pence would certainly be a more stabilizing figure now, he could do far more harm (on the issues I care about) than can Trump, if for no other reason that the current regime's idiocy is effectively crippling the kind of legislative program that would otherwise be well underway.
  8. FotF has some decent elements, but it also marks the point where Goodkind really lost a sense of perspective with regard to keeping his Ayn Rand fetish clear of the series. There really are some solid arcs, but so many are diluted by extended scenes of monologues lifted heavily from Atlas Shrugged. My own feelings aren't far from apoc's - the series was strongest for the first three books, and while the rest aren't awful, Goodkind really started phoning it in later on. And the reviews for a majority of the SoT books that take place after the end of the original series' conclusion suggest that that cavalier approach has only gotten worse. Seriously, some of the synopses are beyond awful.
  9. ^ Same here. I liked the fact that I had to look up where this film (and the first, by extension) falls in the MCU timeline. I'm looking forward to Infinity War and all that, but multiple MCU films have struggled with carrying the load of telling their own story while also providing appropriate escalation toward IW. AoU is the most obvious example, but it happened to an extent with Civil War as well. More self-contained character-centric movies like GotG 2 and Ant Man are (for me) a nice change of pace, delivering much of what I love about the MCU without saddling is with the baggage of providing buildup toward IW.
  10. Strange. As a graduate of a Maritime college, I have a real soft-spot for steam-turbine plants. I spent three summers in college on our training ship, standing watch, taking classes, and working in a live high pressure steam plant. It provided a unique supplement to the engineering courses I was taking, seeing various kinematics, thermo, controls, fluids, and heat transfer principles directly in play in such a meaningful way. I spent a couple months on an LA Class sub for an NROTC middie cruise, and was a little disappointed to learn that, in many respects, nuclear plants are less sophisticated than conventional - once you set aside the reactor (steam source), nuke plants have far less heat-recovery equipment, as they aren't nearly as concerned about thermal/plant efficiency as a commercial/conventional ship would be. So on the one hand, a part of me appreciates the sentiment for steam. But, then again, the pure, unadulterated vertigo that comes out of the man's mouth...ugh.
  11. Yeah, at this point it really has the feel/flavor of something that benefits upper upper middle class (and higher). My breakdown: $74,800 Value of energy -$56,800 Cost of roof -$7,000 Cost of Powerwall battery +$17,400 Tax credit $28,400 Net earned over 30 years Will pull the literature provided by Sunrun from when I had my panels installed, to see how it compares.
  12. Seriously. Especially if the 217 vote count holds firm. Come next year's elections (assuming the electorate can remember that long, which is never a certainty), Dems can make the statement, of every single Republican candidate, that their's was the deciding vote that cost x constituency their healthcare.
  13. Yeah, there seems to be a recurring theme of a sophomore slump to the sequel. Doesn't really matter since this movie is pretty much review-proof for me, but I am really curious about what we're getting that's led so many critics to some fairly similar gripes.