Out of the Blue

Had a great time getting together with my pals yesterday. All five of us are vaccinated, and we spent 99% of the time outside, so while it seemed daring to meet face to face, it was all pretty responsible. Thus it didn't feel as much like a return to normal as a step in that direction, which is certainly welcome.

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jdreyer wrote on May 2, 2021, 21:25:
Nucas wrote on May 2, 2021, 20:55:

also, no one should watch Without Remorse. i took that bullet for you, you can skip it.
You sound...remorseful.

And I agree that Snyder's Justice League was enjoyable.

Wife and I saw Without Remorse the other night. Yeah, not so good. It had potential, and Michael B. Jordan is great in that kind of role, and did the best he could with it, but the plot and the writing, and directing were bad. It doesn't look like they had any kind of military adviser because the film was full of stupid things like Navy Seals talking during a stealthy approach instead of using hand signals. Also, if you're a Tom Clancy books fan like me, the movie had zero to do with the book they stole the name from. I could have lived with that if it had been a better action flick.
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Rose: Do you love him, Loretta?
Loretta: No.
Rose: Good. When you love them they drive you crazy because they know they can.
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"Your life's going down the toilet!" - Moonstruck
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jdreyer wrote on May 2, 2021, 21:27:
Giant Undersea Wave Could Explain Sinking Of Indonesian Submarine.

Convenient. Absolves the Indonesian Navy for any culpability for maintaining and operating a 40 year old sub.
They did say "could" and at least it is a known phenomenon, although not something I'd previously heard about.
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Giant Undersea Wave Could Explain Sinking Of Indonesian Submarine.

Convenient. Absolves the Indonesian Navy for any culpability for maintaining and operating a 40 year old sub.
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May 2, 2021, 21:25
 
Nucas wrote on May 2, 2021, 20:55:

also, no one should watch Without Remorse. i took that bullet for you, you can skip it.
You sound...remorseful.

And I agree that Snyder's Justice League was enjoyable.
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May 2, 2021, 21:18
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also just for some counter-points, i and 3 of my staff all got the moderna shot and we were all fine after the second dose, just a sore deltoid again. one of them opted for the j&j and she was the one who ended up with a fever for a day or 2, had to punch out early the day after hers.

Yeah, like Covid, it's almost impossible to predict how anyone will react to these vacines. We had a guy at work who was really sick after receiving the J&J dose, but my 81 year old mom didn't have any reaction at all.
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May 2, 2021, 20:59
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Acleacius wrote on May 2, 2021, 20:08:
Damn Warpig and HoSpanky that sounds ruff, glad your both feeling better.
I'll make sure I have clean blankets and plenty of soup (tequila is considered soup in a glass, right? )!

j/k but it does make me wonder if taking aspirin is ok for the fever, and I'm not sure tylenol works on fever.

aspirin, tylenol, and NSAIDs are all antipyretics, they'd all be good though i personally get the best results from NSAIDs.

also just for some counter-points, i and 3 of my staff all got the moderna shot and we were all fine after the second dose, just a sore deltoid again. one of them opted for the j&j and she was the one who ended up with a fever for a day or 2, had to punch out early the day after hers.
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Jivaro wrote on May 2, 2021, 19:58:
The wife and I watched the new Mortal Kombat and the Snyder Cut of Justice League in the last two days. Mortal Kombat leans into the cheese, but I found it fun. The Snyder Cut was a lot more fun to watch than the Whedon version, but it could have been two movies released like Infinity War and Endgame and that would have been great. 4 hours is A LOT of movie.


i thought Justice League would have really worked as a series of some kind, there were a lot of scenes (like the icelandic chicks singing after aquaman leaves that village) that would have been neat texture in a series but just seemed pointless and kind of indulgent for a movie. still have to agree, a good watch, certainly better than the crap that shambled into theaters under joss whedon.

also, no one should watch Without Remorse. i took that bullet for you, you can skip it.
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Damn Warpig and HoSpanky that sounds ruff, glad your both feeling better.
I'll make sure I have clean blankets and plenty of soup (tequila is considered soup in a glass, right? )!

j/k but it does make me wonder if taking aspirin is ok for the fever, and I'm not sure tylenol works on fever.
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 Jivaro
 
The wife and I watched the new Mortal Kombat and the Snyder Cut of Justice League in the last two days. Mortal Kombat leans into the cheese, but I found it fun. The Snyder Cut was a lot more fun to watch than the Whedon version, but it could have been two movies released like Infinity War and Endgame and that would have been great. 4 hours is A LOT of movie.
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My second Pfizer shot hit me in the middle of the night...woke up feeling like I’d been in a fight I didn’t remember. Ached everywhere. Took aspirin, slept until 4pm the next day, and was fine.
Not a good time, but better than having actual Covid!
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RedEye9 wrote on May 2, 2021, 17:38:
jdreyer wrote on May 2, 2021, 16:59:
I finally got around to watching Blade Runner 2049. Overall it was an excellent film with a fantastic story that dovetailed nicely to the original. I usually don't like it when they revisit these movies with the same actors, it rarely turns out well. Here it did. And I think the cinematography is the most sumptuous I have ever seen; just a visual treat. Roger Deakins outdid his excellent previous work. And the story was mostly taught, and performances excellent, especially Ryan Gosling whom I'm usually not a fan of. The world building was also quite excellent.
I do have a few bones to pick. In the first scene, (spoiler) K goes to bring in Sapper Morton alone. They would have never sent a single person to bring in such a dangerous replicant. They should have sent a team, and written that into the plot, or they should have had K discover Sapper accidentally. I was also annoyed at how (spoilers) Luv had basically unfettered access to the police station to steal evidence and kill police officers. It made no sense. They should have written that part differently. With a little more thought these things could have been fairly easily fixed, and they stick out in an otherwise excellent film.
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Spoil They didn't send a single person, they sent a blade runner who was also a skin job. Why waste a human when you can send a replicant.

K, serial number KD6-3.7, later known as Joe was a Nexus-9 replicant Blade Runner tasked by the LAPD with "retiring" outdated Nexus-8 replicants.

In the original Deckard thought he was human, as did everyone around him. But was he?
Anyway they sent deckard out to kill some really big bad badasses all by his lonesome even after the illegal runaways had killed (or left him on a ventilator) previous blade runner Holden. Edit Holden later recovered and, by 2023, was promoted to Captain of the LAPD Blade Runner Unit.

Luv was a Nexus-9 model replicant and the right-hand of Niander Wallace.
She would have been extremely familiar with everybody in the LAPD lab and would have worked with them before. She probably had carte blanche access

Neither one of those annoyed me.
What annoys me is that you hadn't seen it yet (it's been over 3 years!!1!) but I'm over it. Wink
Given that the main plot of 2049 emphasizes how valuable replicants are, it seems foolish to "waste" them by unnecessarily putting them in situations where they might be killed. They could have just as easily written the story to (spoilers) have K happen upon Sapper accidentally, and be forced to kill him lest he escape.
As for (spoiler) Luv's access to the PD, just because they supply the PD with replicants wouldn't give them carte blanche to the station. The execs at Glock can't simply walk into any PD they want to just because they supply said PD with all of their pistols. And after the death of the forensic officer, she'd be a prime suspect and barred from entering again and being able to kill Lt. Joshi. I get frustrated at these logical lapses when they're pretty simple to fix. In the second case, make the police department instead a private security branch of the Wallace corporation tasked by the government with retiring replicants. Problem solved.
Remember that in the original BR, Deckard didn't know whether he was interviewing a replicant or not.
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May 2, 2021, 18:47
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Acleacius wrote on May 2, 2021, 15:59:
Great news you posse is vaccinated and had fun! Lighter

Getting my 2nd Moderna shot this week, and heard the 2nd dose is pretty strong. So planning on 3 gaming ...errr sick/ish days, but if I get no problems, yay.

Hopefully, your experience is better than mine. Sick
I got my second Moderna shot on Friday, at 4 o'clock. I woke up yesterday and felt great, did some laundry and some house cleaning. As I was putting the vacuum away (around maybe 10:30am), I noticed that I was feeling a little run-down, but not bad. Within the next hour or so I checked the room temperature because I was starting to feel really cold - it was 76F (uh-oh). By noon I had put on an extra heavy flannel shirt and my robe. After fixing myself a bowl of soup I got as comfortable on the recliner as I could so I could ride it out. By this time I had added a down comforter, and was still shivering (at that point, it was like having a bad cold - without the plugged up head). I may have stayed bundled up like this too long - my hands and feet were still cold but everything else was getting really hot. I finally forced myself to get up and take my temp, which was 102.9. The fever started coming down once I "un-bundled" myself, but only to 102. The worst part was that I also started feeling nauseous - so I spent a half hour or so intermittently dry-heaving into the sink (at that point I was feeling as sick as I've been in over 30 years). Then, all of a sudden, I started sweating profusely as the fever started to break, and felt a whole lot better.

So, it was like having a 9 hour flu. My temp was down to normal by the time I went to bed and I feel fine today.
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jdreyer wrote on May 2, 2021, 16:59:
I finally got around to watching Blade Runner 2049. Overall it was an excellent film with a fantastic story that dovetailed nicely to the original. I usually don't like it when they revisit these movies with the same actors, it rarely turns out well. Here it did. And I think the cinematography is the most sumptuous I have ever seen; just a visual treat. Roger Deakins outdid his excellent previous work. And the story was mostly taught, and performances excellent, especially Ryan Gosling whom I'm usually not a fan of. The world building was also quite excellent.
I do have a few bones to pick. In the first scene, (spoiler) K goes to bring in Sapper Morton alone. They would have never sent a single person to bring in such a dangerous replicant. They should have sent a team, and written that into the plot, or they should have had K discover Sapper accidentally. I was also annoyed at how (spoilers) Luv had basically unfettered access to the police station to steal evidence and kill police officers. It made no sense. They should have written that part differently. With a little more thought these things could have been fairly easily fixed, and they stick out in an otherwise excellent film.
Um
Spoil They didn't send a single person, they sent a blade runner who was also a skin job. Why waste a human when you can send a replicant.

K, serial number KD6-3.7, later known as Joe was a Nexus-9 replicant Blade Runner tasked by the LAPD with "retiring" outdated Nexus-8 replicants.

In the original Deckard thought he was human, as did everyone around him. But was he?
Anyway they sent deckard out to kill some really big bad badasses all by his lonesome even after the illegal runaways had killed (or left him on a ventilator) previous blade runner Holden. Edit Holden later recovered and, by 2023, was promoted to Captain of the LAPD Blade Runner Unit.

Luv was a Nexus-9 model replicant and the right-hand of Niander Wallace.
She would have been extremely familiar with everybody in the LAPD lab and would have worked with them before. She probably had carte blanche access

Neither one of those annoyed me.
What annoys me is that you hadn't seen it yet (it's been over 3 years!!1!) but I'm over it. Wink

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May 2, 2021, 17:21
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You are right, Cutter. Death would have been better.
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Stuck in a porta-potty. Oh, that must have a real treat. That's the funny thing about luck. They say he was lucky he wasn't killed, yet he was trapped in a porta-potty so not all that lucky, eh?

Can't wait for some new Rick and Morty.

They're finally opening up vaccines to the 50+ crowd in Ontario this coming Thorsday. I'm not holding my breath for my chances to get one but maybe I'll get lucky. Still, no second shots for anyone in this country for four months. That's absurdly too long.
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I finally got around to watching Blade Runner 2049. Overall it was an excellent film with a fantastic story that dovetailed nicely to the original. I usually don't like it when they revisit these movies with the same actors, it rarely turns out well. Here it did. And I think the cinematography is the most sumptuous I have ever seen; just a visual treat. Roger Deakins outdid his excellent previous work. And the story was mostly taught, and performances excellent, especially Ryan Gosling whom I'm usually not a fan of. The world building was also quite excellent.
I do have a few bones to pick. In the first scene, (spoiler) K goes to bring in Sapper Morton alone. They would have never sent a single person to bring in such a dangerous replicant. They should have sent a team, and written that into the plot, or they should have had K discover Sapper accidentally. I was also annoyed at how (spoilers) Luv had basically unfettered access to the police station to steal evidence and kill police officers. It made no sense. They should have written that part differently. With a little more thought these things could have been fairly easily fixed, and they stick out in an otherwise excellent film.
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Acleacius wrote on May 2, 2021, 15:59:
Great news you posse is vaccinated and had fun! Lighter

Getting my 2nd Moderna shot this week, and heard the 2nd dose is pretty strong. So planning on 3 gaming ...errr sick/ish days, but if I get no problems, yay.
Most two shot people I have talked to have had a similar experience: day of second shot, fine. Second day, knocked out. Third day, fine. Some people have no reaction at all, so perhaps that will be you!
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Great news you posse is vaccinated and had fun! Lighter

Getting my 2nd Moderna shot this week, and heard the 2nd dose is pretty strong. So planning on 3 gaming ...errr sick/ish days, but if I get no problems, yay.
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Beating and Gassing Americans for Jesus!
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