Out of the Blue

MrsBlue and I are onto a new binge watch. We recently finished our catch up with Succession. We'd heard great things about the HBO drama, and it did not disappoint. We tend to be more behind the curve than this, as this one only has two seasons. So it was not much of a binge, but we are certainly left wanting more. Much more typical of us, we now are finally catching up with Grace and Frankie, the Netflix ensemble comedy starring Jane Fonda and Lilly Tomlin. We're getting near the end, and are a little disappointed that what started out as a story of the empowerment of older people is veering a bit towards being about how old people can't do simple things (similar to my feeling about how the Big Bang Theory evolved into making fun of the geeks it was supposed to celebrate). But that complaint aside, it's still very funny, and more than entertaining enough to keep us hooked, so we'll be seeing this through to the end.

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It appears that NASA's OSIRIS-REx successfully landed on the rock and snagged some samples.

Wouldn't it be easier to ask the aliens among us about the origins of the universe.
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Cutter wrote on Oct 20, 2020, 19:47:
sorted wrote on Oct 20, 2020, 17:36:
"Raised by Wolves" & "Lovecraft Country" that is all.

In that they're both terrible shows? You're absolutely right if that's the case, or absolutely wrong if not.
thanks Cutter for sharing yer opinion. Whatever
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“Revenge of the pangolin”: the wildlife crisis at the heart of COVID-19.

Speaking of pangolins, did anyone see the South Park Pandemic Special? It's one of the best SP episodes in a long time, and instant classic.
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UK plan to be first to run human challenge Covid trials.

It's only a 10K, but you must test positive for COVID-19 on the day of the race or be disqualified.
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Cutter wrote on Oct 20, 2020, 19:51:
jdreyer wrote on Oct 20, 2020, 19:02:
Cutter wrote on Oct 20, 2020, 13:23:
Just fucking globally boycott and isolate China already until they change. How many times must it be said?

We had an opportunity to do just that with the TPP, until we withdrew from it. Creating an alliance and delivering actual consequences is the only way to get the Chinese government to stop its aberrant behavior. China needs our market, but we shouldn't operate alone. That's why allies are so important. This video has a nice summary of why China is in a bit of a pickle, based mostly on geography, and why it's hard to predict what the world will look like in 20 years.

Are you fucking kidding me?!?! The TPP would have turned us into third world countries overnight! For all the shit, and whatever reasons that Trump does things he was actually right on killing it. He has, remarkably, done some things right that are better for us economically in which the Dems would have fucked us in the ass over. Not saying the GOP wouldn't but Trump was at least clever enough to know what side his bread was buttered on with issues like the TPP. In my country we would have been fucked by the Libs and Cons - NDP was against it - but when Trump killed it that was it. So as much as I hate the guy I am grateful he was appointed in at least a few respects.

It wasn't perfect, but it did unite many Pacific Rim nations economically. That kind of unity was supposed to be leveraged to bring China back into line. With the US withdrawing, it just doesn't have the same kind of impact. You may not be aware, but most of the original countries continued the negotiations, removed the stuff that the US added, and formed the TPP anyway. Canada ratified in Dec 2018. Have you turned into a 3rd world nation yet? Here's a more nuanced description:

the Office of the Chief Economist at Global Affairs Canada found the final agreement would, if ratified, lead to net positive economic outcomes for all signatories, while an analysis using an alternative methodology by two Tufts University economists found the agreement would adversely affect the signatories. Many observers have argued the trade deal would have served a geopolitical purpose, namely to reduce the signatories' dependence on Chinese trade and bring the signatories closer to the United States

The way to "beat" China is to form strong alliances. The US can't do it alone. This would have gone far in that direction.
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 Cutter
 
jdreyer wrote on Oct 20, 2020, 19:02:
Cutter wrote on Oct 20, 2020, 13:23:
Just fucking globally boycott and isolate China already until they change. How many times must it be said?

We had an opportunity to do just that with the TPP, until we withdrew from it. Creating an alliance and delivering actual consequences is the only way to get the Chinese government to stop its aberrant behavior. China needs our market, but we shouldn't operate alone. That's why allies are so important. This video has a nice summary of why China is in a bit of a pickle, based mostly on geography, and why it's hard to predict what the world will look like in 20 years.

Are you fucking kidding me?!?! The TPP would have turned us into third world countries overnight! For all the shit, and whatever reasons that Trump does things he was actually right on killing it. He has, remarkably, done some things right that are better for us economically in which the Dems would have fucked us in the ass over. Not saying the GOP wouldn't but Trump was at least clever enough to know what side his bread was buttered on with issues like the TPP. In my country we would have been fucked by the Libs and Cons - NDP was against it - but when Trump killed it that was it. So as much as I hate the guy I am grateful he was appointed in at least a few respects.
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 Cutter
 
sorted wrote on Oct 20, 2020, 17:36:
"Raised by Wolves" & "Lovecraft Country" that is all.

In that they're both terrible shows? You're absolutely right if that's the case, or absolutely wrong if not.
"Hot air hangs like a dead man, from a white oak tree. People sitting on porches, thinking how things used to be. It's a dark night...dark night."
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Cutter wrote on Oct 20, 2020, 13:23:
Just fucking globally boycott and isolate China already until they change. How many times must it be said?

We had an opportunity to do just that with the TPP, until we withdrew from it. Creating an alliance and delivering actual consequences is the only way to get the Chinese government to stop its aberrant behavior. China needs our market, but we shouldn't operate alone. That's why allies are so important. This video has a nice summary of why China is in a bit of a pickle, based mostly on geography, and why it's hard to predict what the world will look like in 20 years.
To prevent CV-19, avoid the Serious Seven: weddings, funerals, faith-based activities, bars, gyms, house gatherings and other small events.
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sorted wrote on Oct 20, 2020, 17:36:
"Raised by Wolves" & "Lovecraft Country" that is all.
↑ Agreed.↑
Succession rocked.
The Kominsky Method, this is something I would never have thought twice about viewing but the recommendations here drag it to the top of my watch list. Thanks ya'll
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"Raised by Wolves" & "Lovecraft Country" that is all.
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PhysicalEd wrote on Oct 20, 2020, 13:42:
Blue, if you want to see a great show about older people, check out "The Kominsky Method" https://www.netflix.com/title/80201680 yeah, it's Chuck Lorrey but really it's totally sympathetic to its characters, and Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin are brilliant. Especially IMO Alan Arkin who has always been a favorite of mine. Sadly he is not returning for Season 3. But hey, he's 86, he deserves some time off!

Agreed. Chuck Lorre creates largely unwatchable TV, but this show is great.
Didn't know Arkin wasn't coming back. The show will take a hit, but it also felt like he filmed 90% of his Season 2 scenes in a single day, all alone, possibly in a car. He was always on the phone, rarely with other actors.
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That "No One Lives Forever" logo brings back fond memories. Loved that game!
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That looks like Cate Archer on the top of the Blues logo. Is that her Blues?
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PhysicalEd wrote on Oct 20, 2020, 13:42:
Blue, if you want to see a great show about older people,
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Blue, if you want to see a great show about older people, check out "The Kominsky Method" https://www.netflix.com/title/80201680 yeah, it's Chuck Lorrey but really it's totally sympathetic to its characters, and Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin are brilliant. Especially IMO Alan Arkin who has always been a favorite of mine. Sadly he is not returning for Season 3. But hey, he's 86, he deserves some time off!
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Academy-award winner Jeff Bridges, known for his role in the 1998 film The Big Lebowski, has been diagnosed with lymphoma, the actor announced on Monday evening. Bridges used the signature voice of his character The Dude from the cult-classic film to disclose his condition, tweeting: "As the Dude would say.. New S**T has come to light."

Hah! Go Dude!

Human like robots may be creepy but at least they're not scary like Terminator robots.

Yeah, but we all know what's driving today's E.L.E.

Just fucking globally boycott and isolate China already until they change. How many times must it be said?

Yeah, when I first developed a dehisance in my left ear I went through about 6 weeks of brain fog. It's a real PITA. It just makes it super hard to focus on anything. It's pretty frustrating. Gotta' love getting old.
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I was saddened to hear of Jeff Bridges lymphoma diagnosis.
And was cheered up after hearing about Rush Limbaughs Stage 4 Lung Cancer progression. Odd how that disease can cause such a wide range of emotions.
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