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Everything posted by Chairslinger

  1. I think the answers in this thread are indicative of where the streaming services are at nowadays. Content is simply too diffuse now to give a one size fits all answer like you could have given 5 years ago. Now it's really a series of "why I got this channel" answers for each individual person. I have Prime because it comes with the service. I have Paramount because I am a huge Star Trek fan. I have Hulu mostly out if habit. And I get A month of Netflix here and there because it's friggin expensive and only really has a couple original shows I want to watch nowadays. On the plus side, I've noticed the content has improved on all the "free" services out there. You just have to go looking for it more now.
  2. When you take a step back it was really disgusting(but totally predictable) when news outlets covered the SCOTUS mandate ruling as a "Big Lose for Biden". Like, fuck people....the GOP didn't take his last Bishop. Tens of thousands of people will die because of that decision.
  3. The problem is that DeSantis is trying to run by out Trumping Trump. I still see little chance that his voters will go for New Coke if they can just pick Coke. While an aspect of Trumpism is basically just the principle of being as wrong and horrible as possible on every issue(which DeSantis can copy and possibly even try to outdo Trump) part of Trump's weird appeal was his name recognition and celebrity. Which is much harder to copy. Remember, part of his "populist" appeal was this name recognition. Like him or not, he brought in people that wouldn't normally vote. Not only is that hard for DeSantis to copy, his status as a politician(even a Trumpian demagogue) might be antithetical to it. People liked Trump because he was "honest" I've said since the day after the election that if the GOP wanted to stop Trump they needed to immediately hop on him as a weak loser that lost a winnable election. And the window of opportunity on that was very small. Would have had to do it within weeks of the loss. A year later, they've obviously made the exact opposite choice. And so I don't really see him whining about the election as a weakness. Indeed, it is a strength for him. Because it has become party heresy to deny that he won. If DeSantis comes out now and tries to say Trump is a losing loser it will be treated almost like a Republican coming out in favor of late term abortions. Trump has been very effective at turning his personal desires into the party line. And ultimately, what exactly is your pitch to beat Trump if your public statements enthusiastically insist he overwhelmingly won two elections? If anything, you should just be happy that the party has the good fortune to run him for a third term that he is a shoo-in to win if only the vote is fair! I remain convinced that only a random act of cholesterol will save us from Trump definitely winning the nomination and a >50% chance that he wins another term. #teamcheeseberder
  4. I don't begrudge an actor for wanting to do something different and change their image, but I never enjoyed his dirty stuff. His wholesome stuff on Full House and his work on HIMYM(which could be a little dirty but also usually with a deeper message) are what I will remember him for.
  5. Another red flag is when they list "provided uniform" as a benefit. It's the monetary equivalent of adding "etc" to a list of two things you can't think of a third for. Yeah, mother fucker you "provide a uniform". Duh, did you think I was going to go to a tailer to custom make a couple Wendys shirts?
  6. I missed season 3 because I dropped Netflix for a while, then by the time I got it back it was close enough to season 4 where I just decided to wait and watch them together. But now it's been long enough so that I think I need to rewatch the first two, as well.
  7. My personal experience in the OH/IN/KY tri-state area is about half and half....maybe? I have one, some of my neighbors do, some don't. My sister in northern Kentucky does. I lived through a strong F4 when I was 8 or 9 and it left a pretty lasting impression on me. Unless I was absolutely forced to I would not even consider living in a house without a basement.
  8. I went to bed around 11 hearing some thunder and rain thinking "ah, how bad can it be in the middle of December?". Woke up having to get in touch with my sister and her family to make sure they weren't hit.
  9. Steve Bannon looks like if liver spots had a spokesperson. He's always rocking that hospice care, last few days of life facial hair look.
  10. I had been wondering why no one remembers my good friend Dalen Quaice lately...
  11. Not an immediate concern for me since I have Hulu, Prime, and Paramount+ but it does bum me out to see Trek leave any of the services. Ever since I started with the streaming services about 10 years ago Trek has been the "old reliable". I like to rewatch all of them(currently on a Voyager rewatch) and it's been nice that whatever series I wanted to watch on whichever service it's pretty much always been an option. So even though this doesn't effect me right now, it hints at a future where Trek will be consolidated onto just one or two channels....which sucks.
  12. That guy to the left of Bannon looks when you seriously mismatch a small face on a large head in a character creator.....
  13. I haven't heard anything about this story except seeing her face plastered all over headlines, but this was my thought as well. If there was one nice, unintended consequence of the Trump years it was that there was little time to focus on generic lost white girl stories when the entire world was clearly burning. Now the world is slightly less obviously burning, so here we are. Maybe an airplane will crash into the ocean next and that should take up about 5 months of media coverage.....
  14. Woodhouse is still dead and not doing any work. Typical, lazy Woodhouse.....
  15. In August alone I think it was at least 4 fairly prominent ones that died. Two of them in Tennessee and Florida were basically the most popular drive time rightwing big mouths in their respective states. There's been so many that it's hard to keep them straight at this point.
  16. My first real play through of Borderlands 2 came from the Handsome Collection after getting it with PS+ a couple years ago. So all the DLC was just thrown at me in a lump from pretty much the beginning of the game. Maybe that's why I found most of it forgettable except for the Assault on Dragon Keep. It wound up being definately my favorite DLC, and perhaps my favorite part of the entire game. So I am loving the look of Wonderlands. Seems like they are even expanding the weapons and abilities a bit to fit in with the Fantasy setting.
  17. Prodigy's opening sequence was released yesterday. May be the best opening for any of the new Trek's so far. Funny, because while Voyager was never my favorite series I always thought it had a fantastic opening sequence whose visuals and song represented Voyager's sense of adventure and solitude quite well. Edit: I hear rumors that SNW may have some news on tap. Whether that's a trailer, release date, or something else. It's an exciting time. After lots of bumps in the road I am looking forward to having a new Trek episode every week to watch with Lower Decks, Prodigy, Discovery, Strange New Worlds, and Picard all slated for release sometime in the next six months or so.
  18. One year later and exact same thing happened. Just saw a commercial for Archer and realized two episodes are already up on Hulu.
  19. I was a huge fan of GTA from GTAIII to San Andreas. Just could not get into the story or gameplay of IV. Then tried Saint's Row The Third on a whim when it was a PS+ game. Ever since then I have really preferred Saint's Row. The gameplay definately improved in GTAV. And the world is probably more detailed and alive than any SR game, but I found my only fun came from driving around causing chaos. The way GTA tries to tell this epic story while forcing you to play the role of mostly unlikable characters just kills the story mode for me. I prefer the wackiness and over the top story and gameplay of SR and the freedom to have the Create a character be a blank slate that is just "you" in the story. I didn't even have any gripes about IV like some others did. I love platformers, so Infamous'ing up the gameplay more than made up for any shortcomings in the game.
  20. Rand is 6'6 and Lan is at least as tall as him, if not a little bigger. There are other instances in the books, but the sword practicing fight at the beginning of The Great Hunt describes them in that way, I believe. I would have to go back and read it, but it basically describes the two as comparible in height, with Lan being built a little bigger(which would make sense, since Rand is still a teenager at that point). That's why I say at least 6'6, and maybe even taller. And from all physical portrayals(not canon, but there is a reason he is depicted that way over and over) he is not thick like a Shaq or Big Show, and he's not lanky. He's like a Undertaker or LeBron James where he looks like a normal sized, but very fit and muscular person....just half a foot taller than most everyone else. Moraine is repeatedly described as "short, even by Cairhiran standards", who are known as Randland's most diminutive people. Likely makes her 5'0 if not a little shorter. Imagine if someone said a Japaness woman was short even by Japanese female standards. And it does play a part in the series. Moiraine is basically the lead of the series for the first three books. She is the most powerful good guy in the first three books. Her power level compared to her physical size is used as a sort of microcosm for the whole theme of the series that females are the dominant sex in Randland despite their relative physical size and contrary to our world. Edit: Just fyi, I am reading that Jordan confirmed Rand is 6'5 or 6'6. Not sure if he confirmed anyone else, but using things like the RPG and other comparisons Mat is '6 or a little under and more lanky(but still not skinny). Perrin is 6'2 or a little taller and not just tall, but built huge. Like a Brock Lesnar or Batista.
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