Out of the Blue

The PoolTracker site that we use for our annual NFL playoff pool offers the ability to create an NFL draft pool, so I decided some of us might find this a fun challenge. Here's a link to the Blue's News 2020 NFL Draft Pool (password is "draft"). Simply pick who you think will be the top 10 players drafted in order in the first round of Thursday's NFL draft. You'll get 10 points for each pick you hit on the head and partial points for each pick that finishes in the Top 10 (10 points minus the difference between your pick and their actual draft order). The tie-breaker is to predict the number of trades in the first round. It costs nothing to join, and there is no prize, so all that's at stake is bragging rights. But as has been pointed out before, it's hard to place a value on those... they are basically priceless.

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Re: Out of the Blue
May 10, 2020, 14:11
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Re: Out of the Blue May 10, 2020, 14:11
May 10, 2020, 14:11
 
"Gretel and Hansel"
A new twist on an old tale.
worth a watch
A mask is not a political statement.
It's an IQ test.
It's a compassion test.
It's a decency test.
It's a social responsibility test.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 22, 2020, 19:31
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Apr 22, 2020, 19:31
 
Indiegala posted Summer Camp Horror Slashers.
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It's an IQ test.
It's a compassion test.
It's a decency test.
It's a social responsibility test.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 22, 2020, 09:26
Verno
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 22, 2020, 09:26
Apr 22, 2020, 09:26
 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 21, 2020, 22:10:
Interesting that your list contains mostly classics. I've felt that there's kind of a renaissance in horror over the past decade. We've gotten a bunch of really interesting and well made movies.

As for The Shining, maybe I've just seen it too many times. Speaking of Kubrick, I came upon The Making of Full Metal Jacket on YT a couple of days ago and couldn't stop watching.

Haha well I'm old so there is that

I don't disagree with you but I've just felt many of them fail to reach Top 10 status for me. Hereditary, The Descent and The Conjuring all stood out and broke into my list though. The Conjuring in particular was good because it managed to scare totally with atmosphere, embraced cliches and went beyond them. It managed all of that with a PG-13 too. James Wan is pretty talented.

It Follows is another one I really enjoyed but the ending of the movie really brought down the whole experience for me enough that I dropped it.
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Top Ten Horror Flicks
Apr 22, 2020, 07:08
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Top Ten Horror Flicks Apr 22, 2020, 07:08
Apr 22, 2020, 07:08
 
1. The Exorcist
2. Hellraiser
3. Hellraiser II
4. Alien
5. The Thing
6. The Conjuring
7. The Nun
8. Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
9. Halloween (1978)
10. It (Part 1, 2018)

Honorable mention: Porno. A wonderfully low budget indie effort.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 22, 2020, 04:54
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jdreyer,

"Lights Out" freaked me as no other movie in the list.

"Let the Right One In" (original swedish movie) is pure poetry, and really moved me.
The USA version is not bad at all, but couldn't capture that magic, IMHO, as often happens in remakes.

"Train to Busan" terrific Korean zombie action movie. Breathless !


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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 22, 2020, 03:01
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 22, 2020, 03:01
Apr 22, 2020, 03:01
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 21, 2020, 22:05:
1badmf wrote on Apr 21, 2020, 21:41:
dreyerdaughter not into horror? i would've thought a highly rational mind like hers would enjoy it. i love the conflict between, 'iknow it's fake, but it's scary as fuck hooooooold meeeeee.'

nonsequitur: anyone got into investing during this stock market stumble? i did, looking for cheap stock tips with good rebound potential.

She gets too invested in the characters and freaked out. A lot of her entertainment is pure fantasy: campy vampire novels and anime. I think because her class load is all AP (physics, calculus, etc.) that she wants her downtime to be light and fluffy. Even her gaming lately has been Minecraft, which can hardly be called challenging.

I'll have to see if I can get her into some of the better vampire flicks. We watched Moffet's Dracula on Netflix and she really liked that. She also loved the movie What We do in the Shadows and has seen a few seasons of Supernatural. She'll get there. We started watching The Thing last year, and she couldn't get past the scene where the dog is creepily wandering around the facility.

i thought moffat's dracula was... underdeveloped to put it lightly. best dracula flick ever is still the '92 ff copola version. yes, with keanu as stoner harker. gary oldman was spectacular, and the whole deal was a messy gothic horror masterpiece.
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Apr 22, 2020, 02:59
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 22, 2020, 02:59
Apr 22, 2020, 02:59
 
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 21, 2020, 16:13:
Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 21, 2020, 16:02:
RedEye9 wrote on Apr 21, 2020, 15:35:
Tx Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) called for the reopening of his state and the country late Monday, saying there are "more important things than living."
Wow. Pretty amazing he could actually get those words out of his mouth. I think my response would be, "Show us how it done, kill yourself." And of course, then calling out, "Okay, who wants to follow him?"
Remember, Dan previously said he thought "lots of grandparents" across the country would risk their survival to keep the country afloat economically.
A prerequisite for appearing on and watching Fox is to lobotomize yourself.
While Foxes company policy was promoting social distancing internally and had stopped company travel they were still making fun of Covid 19 because that was what they were paid to do.
John Oliver outdid himself this week, it's infuriating to watch.

what the soulless republicans don't get is that, as john oliver put it so well, opening early isn't trading one bad outcome for another, it's trading one bad outcome... FOR BOTH BAD OUTCOMES.

i.e., it isn't trading the pandemic for economic growth, or sacrificing economic growth for pandemic control - if we open up too early, it'll cause a second outbreak and a fresh (and possibly bigger) pile of bodies, and that will also crash the economy. possibly worse than now since many people's savings will have dried up by then resulting in a real recession.

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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 21, 2020, 22:10
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 21, 2020, 22:10
Apr 21, 2020, 22:10
 
Verno wrote on Apr 21, 2020, 20:05:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 21, 2020, 17:11:
Verno, what's your top 10 horror movies? Mine, in no particular order:
- Under the Skin
- Cabin in the Woods
- Alien
- It Follows
- The Thing (might be my fav)
- Babadook &
- Let the Right One In
- Let Me In (a rare excellent remake)
- 28 Days Later
- Silence of the Lambs (horror? thriller? horror-thriller?)

Also, what are your top 5 you have yet to see? Mine:
- Quiet Place
- Get Out
- The Conjuring
- It
- The Witch

It's hard for me to watch horror since I'm the only one in the family into it.

My top10:

The Shining
The Thing
Hereditary
The Exorcist
The Conjuring
Prince of Darkness
Alien
The Descent
The Omen
The Changeling (tossup between this and Rosemary's Baby)

Campy Runnerups - Evil Dead II, In The Mouth of Madness

In terms of stuff I haven't seen, its pretty much new horror from the past year, I've pretty much consumed all of the rest going back to the 20s. I did like a lot of your list - It Follows and The Babadook are both excellent. I like anything that can scare in a daylight scene by the way, that takes real talent.
Interesting that your list contains mostly classics. I've felt that there's kind of a renaissance in horror over the past decade. We've gotten a bunch of really interesting and well made movies.

As for The Shining, maybe I've just seen it too many times. Speaking of Kubrick, I came upon The Making of Full Metal Jacket on YT a couple of days ago and couldn't stop watching.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 21, 2020, 22:05
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 21, 2020, 22:05
Apr 21, 2020, 22:05
 
1badmf wrote on Apr 21, 2020, 21:41:
dreyerdaughter not into horror? i would've thought a highly rational mind like hers would enjoy it. i love the conflict between, 'iknow it's fake, but it's scary as fuck hooooooold meeeeee.'

nonsequitur: anyone got into investing during this stock market stumble? i did, looking for cheap stock tips with good rebound potential.

She gets too invested in the characters and freaked out. A lot of her entertainment is pure fantasy: campy vampire novels and anime. I think because her class load is all AP (physics, calculus, etc.) that she wants her downtime to be light and fluffy. Even her gaming lately has been Minecraft, which can hardly be called challenging.

I'll have to see if I can get her into some of the better vampire flicks. We watched Moffet's Dracula on Netflix and she really liked that. She also loved the movie What We do in the Shadows and has seen a few seasons of Supernatural. She'll get there. We started watching The Thing last year, and she couldn't get past the scene where the dog is creepily wandering around the facility.
“We’ve reached the point of this polarized pandemic where our current plan for salvation is convincing certain recalcitrant men that wearing masks is the testosteroney thing to do.“
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 21, 2020, 21:41
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 21, 2020, 21:41
Apr 21, 2020, 21:41
 
dreyerdaughter not into horror? i would've thought a highly rational mind like hers would enjoy it. i love the conflict between, 'iknow it's fake, but it's scary as fuck hooooooold meeeeee.'

nonsequitur: anyone got into investing during this stock market stumble? i did, looking for cheap stock tips with good rebound potential.
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Apr 21, 2020, 20:36
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 21, 2020, 20:36
Apr 21, 2020, 20:36
 
Genesys wrote on Apr 21, 2020, 19:39:
The joke I remember hearing is "Fusion power is just 20 years away, and it always will be."
I didn't remember the direct quote, but I got my quote from a documentary on ITER and fusion power generation in general. I Google'd it but it came up with 20 and 30 years, but I remembered it as 40, so stuck with it.

Every time they solve a problem, a new problem is revealed. Basically that has been going on for 100 years...
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 21, 2020, 20:05
Verno
 
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 21, 2020, 20:05
Apr 21, 2020, 20:05
 Verno
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 21, 2020, 17:11:
Verno, what's your top 10 horror movies? Mine, in no particular order:
- Under the Skin
- Cabin in the Woods
- Alien
- It Follows
- The Thing (might be my fav)
- Babadook &
- Let the Right One In
- Let Me In (a rare excellent remake)
- 28 Days Later
- Silence of the Lambs (horror? thriller? horror-thriller?)

Also, what are your top 5 you have yet to see? Mine:
- Quiet Place
- Get Out
- The Conjuring
- It
- The Witch

It's hard for me to watch horror since I'm the only one in the family into it.

My top10:

The Shining
The Thing
Hereditary
The Exorcist
The Conjuring
Prince of Darkness
Alien
The Descent
The Omen
The Changeling (tossup between this and Rosemary's Baby)

Campy Runnerups - Evil Dead II, In The Mouth of Madness

In terms of stuff I haven't seen, its pretty much new horror from the past year, I've pretty much consumed all of the rest going back to the 20s. I did like a lot of your list - It Follows and The Babadook are both excellent. I like anything that can scare in a daylight scene by the way, that takes real talent.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 21, 2020, 19:48
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 21, 2020, 19:48
Apr 21, 2020, 19:48
 
Blue wrote on Apr 21, 2020, 17:03:
Crap. I'm sorry there's been a problem.

Is it stil happening? I see another updated version of their script, so they may have broken then fixed something.

I wasn't seeing this myself in Chrome, but when I loaded Edge it showed up. I was able to opt out of all the optional tracking cookies, which just left the essential site admin cookies. I saved, exited and when I restarted Edge it did not show up again. Please let me know if this is not how it's working for you.

I sent an inquiry to Frans... I think we can dispense with this modal in the ad-free verison for supporters, which will launch soon. I'm not sure if we'll need our own cookie modal at all to replace it, but even if we do it would just be to administer the ad-free version of the site. In other words, it might be neccessary to approve the cookies that keep us from requiring you to approve other cookies.

I will update you with more on this when I know more.

Again, my apologies.

It's all good, Blue! Everything seems to be working just fine now. Thanks for the quick fix. You, too, Frans!
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 21, 2020, 19:45
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Apr 21, 2020, 19:45
 
Dan Patrick is a mouth-breathing inbred yokel like most Republicans and their supporters.

He is trying so very hard to be Abbot's replacement and pander to the trailer trash crowd as Texas is slowly edging towards a blue state. Were it not for the Republicans constant gerrymandering, we would already be a blue state thanks to the metroplexes.
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 21, 2020, 19:39
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Mr. Tact wrote on Apr 21, 2020, 17:34:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 21, 2020, 16:59:
Fusion Energy Gets Ready to Shine—Finally.
There's no guarantee ITER will achieve fusion by 2035, as scheduled.
LOL, when "close" still means there's no guarantee it will work in 15 years.
Fusion is always 40 years away, or so it seems...
The joke I remember hearing is "Fusion power is just 20 years away, and it always will be."
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Re: Sci-fi author David Brin's recommended reading list
Apr 21, 2020, 18:58
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Re: Sci-fi author David Brin's recommended reading list Apr 21, 2020, 18:58
Apr 21, 2020, 18:58
 
I probably should read some more of Brin's books. I thought both "The Postman" and "Kiln People" were excellent. And of course I read the Second Foundation Trilogy including his book "Foundation's Trumiph".
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Apr 21, 2020, 17:36
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Apr 21, 2020, 17:36
 
A favorite horror film list without "The Shining"? Disappointed
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Re: Out of the Blue
Apr 21, 2020, 17:34
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Re: Out of the Blue Apr 21, 2020, 17:34
Apr 21, 2020, 17:34
 
jdreyer wrote on Apr 21, 2020, 16:59:
Fusion Energy Gets Ready to Shine—Finally.

There's no guarantee ITER will achieve fusion by 2035, as scheduled.

LOL, when "close" still means there's no guarantee it will work in 15 years.
Fusion is always 40 years away, or so it seems...
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Apr 21, 2020, 17:29
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Apr 21, 2020, 17:29
 
Beamer wrote on Apr 21, 2020, 17:20:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 21, 2020, 17:11:
Verno wrote on Apr 21, 2020, 14:39:
PHJF wrote on Apr 21, 2020, 10:53:
For anyone bored and out of stuff to watch, there's currently a free month of Shudder available on Prime Video which besides having a bunch of old thriller/horror movies has a somewhat interesting show called The Dead Lands. It's about New Zealand tribal mythology.

I've been a Shudder subscriber for about 4 months, it's not a bad service but they are sort of neglecting it. The content additions need to be more frequent and the Android TV app really needs some love, it's bizarre that you have to dive into your account settings to find your Watchlist for example.

For $60 a year though it's not bad if you're a horror fan, although I am finding I've watched most of whats worth seeing 4 months in. Not sure if I'll resub next year unless they start to increase the amount of content added to the platform.

Verno, what's your top 10 horror movies? Mine, in no particular order:
- Under the Skin
- Cabin in the Woods
- Alien
- It Follows
- The Thing (might be my fav)
- Babadook &
- Let the Right One In
- Let Me In (a rare excellent remake)
- 28 Days Later
- Silence of the Lambs (horror? thriller? horror-thriller?)

Also, what are your top 5 you have yet to see? Mine:
- Quiet Place
- Get Out
- The Conjuring
- It
- The Witch

It's hard for me to watch horror since I'm the only one in the family into it.

Of your list, The Babadook was the only one I hated, though I felt the Cabin in the Woods felt like a great idea that didn't live up to its potential (still a blast.)

For your must watch, I think you can find better options than It. It's like 5 hours of movie, with the worst CGI I've seen in ages, and not a single scary idea.

Yeah, I appreciated that the Babadook had an unconventional ending, even if I didn't like it. I thought the first 2/3s were really good.

As for It, just going off word-of-mouth and RT which has it at 85%. That's actually the hardest one for me to watch anyway, since it's not on any streaming service I have. I think the others are.
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Apr 21, 2020, 17:23
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RedEye9 wrote on Apr 21, 2020, 15:35:
Example of what happens when O2 is cut off to the fetus during pregnancy.
Tx Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) called for the reopening of his state and the country late Monday, saying there are "more important things than living."
We in Texas apologize for our transgressions.

Yeah, when/how to re-open is a discussion worth having. Seems too soon right now, but never isn't really an option either.

The other thing is the economy started to collapse well before any stay at home orders. So even if you "open" the economy, there's no guarantee people will start going to restaurants or other businesses again.
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