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Well, the rumors are true, the New York Giants yesterday cleaned house, firing Head Coach Ben McAdoo and General Manager Jerry Reese. I'm already on record as being in favor of this move, so I'm as happy as a fan of a 2-10 team can be. Reese has consistently failed to get value out of the middle rounds or address their glaring weakness on the offensive line over the past few seasons, and McAdoo has demonstrated an inability to lead the team effectively, nor has he shown the flexibility needed to deal with the fluid nature of the problems encountered by a head coach. I hope this opens a new chapter of greatness for the team, but for now I'll just remain grateful that this chapter is now closed.

Housecleaning Links: Thanks Ant.
Play: Burning Wheels Backyard.
Short Life.
Links: The One That Started It All: Remembering “Dr. No” on its 55th Anniversary.
This high-tech suicide pod offers a quick, painless death and a built-in casket. Grim efficiency.
Story: Quentin Tarantino developing 'Star Trek' movie with J.J. Abrams. You know what they call a Tribble in France?
Science: The Greatest Leap, Part 1- How the Apollo fire propelled NASA to the Moon.
Media: Dramatic Rescue of a Fallen Big Wave Surfer. Truly spine tingling.
Mom tries a VR headset at the dogs expense.
Star Wars with Cats.

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19. Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Dec 6, 2017, 12:04 RedEye9
 
VaranDragon wrote on Dec 6, 2017, 03:05:
A Star Trek Tarantino movie? Well why the fuck not? I mean how much worse could the franchise get? At least Tarantino might be able to surprise us all...
The surprise would be a good Star Trek movie, now that would be nice.
 
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18. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 6, 2017, 04:51 Rigs
 
VaranDragon wrote on Dec 6, 2017, 03:05:
A Star Trek Tarantino movie? Well why the fuck not? I mean how much worse could the franchise get? At least Tarantino might be able to surprise us all...

I rather liked Beyond *ducks*...it slowed down in the middle a bit but I thought it was a good extended episode-like, certainly better than Into Darkness and there was a lot more humor in it this time. The only thing I wasn't crazy about is that they destroyed the fucking ship...again! Geezus, naming something Enterprise is going to take on the same dread as something called 'Challenger' or 'Titanic'. I saw no reason why it had to be destroyed. They could've just disabled it, with some kind of technobabble reason to force them planetside. But no, let's just shred it to pieces in only it's third outing. And I'm not really sold on the new '-A's' design, either. It looks like the design philosophy actually went backwards rather than forwards. Check this out for info on that...

=-Rigs-=
 
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"I remember feeling profoundly disappointed at the scene when Byeck's missus gives him a hidden blade and says, 'This is a weapon from ancient times!' BITCH, we're IN 'ancient times'!" - Yahtzee, 'Assassin's Creed: Origins'
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17. Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Dec 6, 2017, 03:05 VaranDragon
 
A Star Trek Tarantino movie? Well why the fuck not? I mean how much worse could the franchise get? At least Tarantino might be able to surprise us all...  
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16. Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Dec 5, 2017, 20:03 jdreyer
 
Stormsinger wrote on Dec 5, 2017, 18:38:
Just let Star Trek die with whatever tiny shreds of dignity the property has left. There's nothing valuable to be gained by adding psychopaths, gratuitous violence and pointless gore. It's completely counter to the entire premise of the series of shows.
Imagine the bar scene from Inglorious Basterds, but with phasers and Federation uniforms instead of Lugers and Nazis.

Seriously, I don't think Paramount would let him drop F-bombs or feature exploding heads in a Star Trek movie. And there could be some awesome snappy dialog.
 
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 5, 2017, 18:48 RedEye9
 

Nazis Feeling Neglected After Republicans’ Embrace of Child Molesters
In Washington, the Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, said that the battle between Nazis and child molesters for control of the Republican Party was largely an invention of the media.

“The Republican Party in 2017 is a place where both Nazis and child molesters can feel at home,” McConnell said.
 
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14. Re: Activision Blizzard Record Results, Layoffs Dec 5, 2017, 18:38 Stormsinger
 
Just let Star Trek die with whatever tiny shreds of dignity the property has left. There's nothing valuable to be gained by adding psychopaths, gratuitous violence and pointless gore. It's completely counter to the entire premise of the series of shows.  
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 5, 2017, 18:09 Kxmode
 
Capella wrote on Dec 5, 2017, 17:33:
Hoop wrote on Dec 5, 2017, 15:53:
Cat Star Wars ... so good.
The drone work capturing the wave rescue, amazing.

Holy shit that was insane!

This is your wakeup call. I AM AN F... B... I AGENT!
I know, isn't it wild!!!
 
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William Shakespeare's "Star Wars" Act I, Scene 4: CHORUS: And now, dear viewers, shall our play go to \ A Planet stark and drear for our next scene. \ Imagine sand and rocks within thy view. \ Prepare thy souls - we fly to Tatooine!
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 5, 2017, 17:33 Capella
 
Hoop wrote on Dec 5, 2017, 15:53:
Cat Star Wars ... so good.
The drone work capturing the wave rescue, amazing.

Holy shit that was insane!
 
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"Yeah everyone's gotta have the sickness
Cause everyone seems to need the cure"
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 5, 2017, 16:48 Creston
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 5, 2017, 15:15:
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 5, 2017, 14:21:
Almost 30k under mandatory evacuation. California is on fire again.
But the warm winters are great, right?

Someone call Bob, ask him how the fire's doing, and if there's room for all the rest of us to move over there yet.

 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 5, 2017, 16:47 Creston
 
A Fribble?
 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 5, 2017, 16:26 Kxmode
 
You know what they call a Tribble in France?

Un tremblement doux sans fromage
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 5, 2017, 16:14 Bodolza
 
Coincidentally, I started re-watching all the Bond films this past weekend. I've actually made it through the first 11 films so far, and I'm not normally a binge watcher. Many of them I haven't seen in decades, and I've never watched them back-to-back like this. It's been fascinating to see the character evolve, and also re-evaluate my opinions of the movies now that I can really compare them closely.

Dr. No was never a favorite, but was actually better than I remember, though still pretty slow near the end. Goldfinger is considerably worse then I remember, however. I'd be hard-pressed to name my favorite Connery film. None of them are really stand-outs. The first two Moore films are terrible, but Moonraker was actually pretty fun. The last 20 minutes are ridiculous, though.

For the most part, the blu-rays look fantastic, even on the older films. I've never seen most of these movies in widescreen or high-def, so it's nice to be finally be able to appreciate the scenery and set design.
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 5, 2017, 15:53 Hoop
 
Cat Star Wars ... so good.
The drone work capturing the wave rescue, amazing.
 
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Um .. Behind you...
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 5, 2017, 15:15 Mr. Tact
 
RedEye9 wrote on Dec 5, 2017, 14:21:
Almost 30k under mandatory evacuation. California is on fire again.
But the warm winters are great, right?
 
Truth is brutal. Prepare for pain.
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 5, 2017, 15:01 Cutter
 
The coffin part of that device doesn't look very environmentally friendly. Someone really needs to come up with Futurama's disentagrator suicide booth. Whenever I see the topic of suicide, the scene from the M*A*S*H movie is indelibly stamped in my head, "So long, Painless."

I watched a few of the old Bond flicks this summer, but I think I'll watch the rest of them soon as well.
 
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You've got to be cruel to be kind...in the right measure.
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 5, 2017, 14:21 RedEye9
 

Almost 30k under mandatory evacuation. California is on fire again.
 
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 5, 2017, 12:32 El Pit
 
RE: Dr. No's 55th anniversary

What a great franchise started there. Connery was brilliant as Bond, and in the first movie he was an ice cold killer, too. Maybe it is time to rewatch the Bond movies - one movie a weak maybe.
 
They're waiting for you, Gabe, in the test chamber!
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 5, 2017, 11:39 El Pit
 
I HAVE HAD IT WITH THESE MOTHERFUCKING KLINGONS ON THIS MOTHERFUCKING SPACE SHIP!  
They're waiting for you, Gabe, in the test chamber!
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Dec 5, 2017, 11:10 Bill Borre
 
You know what they call a Tribble in France?
lol

That suicide pod article reminded me of a story Ray Bradbury wrote about an inventor who builds a coffin that automatically embalms the corpse and buries itself. Life imitating art.
 
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