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Re: OotB: Doubling up
Jun 22, 2022, 16:03
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Re: OotB: Doubling up Jun 22, 2022, 16:03
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Re: OotB: Doubling up
Jun 22, 2022, 01:29
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Re: OotB: Doubling up Jun 22, 2022, 01:29
Jun 22, 2022, 01:29
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 21, 2022, 13:20:
PHJF wrote on Jun 21, 2022, 12:36:
Pretty sure Everything Everywhere All At Once is the must-see movie of the year.
Hard to believe as silly as the trailer seems. But I'll withhold judgement for now...
It definitely has silliness, and great action, but also delves deeply into themes like divorce, suicide, work life balance, life choices, failure, family relationships, and a bunch of other things. It has a deep emotional core. It's amazing in how it balances all of these things while remaining coherent and entertaining.
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Re: OotB: Doubling up
Jun 21, 2022, 13:20
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Re: OotB: Doubling up Jun 21, 2022, 13:20
Jun 21, 2022, 13:20
 
PHJF wrote on Jun 21, 2022, 12:36:
Pretty sure Everything Everywhere All At Once is the must-see movie of the year.
Hard to believe as silly as the trailer seems. But I'll withhold judgement for now...
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Re: OotB: Doubling up
Jun 21, 2022, 12:36
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Re: OotB: Doubling up Jun 21, 2022, 12:36
Jun 21, 2022, 12:36
 PHJF
 
Pretty sure Everything Everywhere All At Once is the must-see movie of the year.
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Re: OotB: Doubling up
Jun 20, 2022, 18:31
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Re: OotB: Doubling up Jun 20, 2022, 18:31
Jun 20, 2022, 18:31
 
RedEye9 wrote on Jun 20, 2022, 10:52:
The Flying Penguin wrote on Jun 20, 2022, 09:21:
Patrick Willems is also raving about the movie RRR. His video overview is tempting me to watch it. It looks amazeballs: https://youtu.be/dPU2D5Ftjbw
I didn’t know Indian movies were practically segmented state by state. S.S. Rajamouli - An interview with the director of "RRR!"
Guess I’ll watch it.
Imagine a United States where almost every state had its own native tongue and unique culture. Given how much more homogeneous the US is and how much trouble we have getting things done, it's amazing India is a nation at all.
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Re: OotB: Doubling up
Jun 20, 2022, 10:52
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Re: OotB: Doubling up Jun 20, 2022, 10:52
Jun 20, 2022, 10:52
 
The Flying Penguin wrote on Jun 20, 2022, 09:21:
Patrick Willems is also raving about the movie RRR. His video overview is tempting me to watch it. It looks amazeballs: https://youtu.be/dPU2D5Ftjbw
I didn’t know Indian movies were practically segmented state by state. S.S. Rajamouli - An interview with the director of "RRR!"
Guess I’ll watch it.
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Re: OotB: Doubling up
Jun 20, 2022, 09:21
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Re: OotB: Doubling up Jun 20, 2022, 09:21
Jun 20, 2022, 09:21
 
Patrick Willems is also raving about the movie RRR. His video overview is tempting me to watch it. It looks amazeballs: https://youtu.be/dPU2D5Ftjbw
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Re: OotB: Doubling up
Jun 20, 2022, 08:40
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Re: OotB: Doubling up Jun 20, 2022, 08:40
Jun 20, 2022, 08:40
 
For the calendar it's like the famous old saying: If it's only moderately broke and it would be expensive to repair, don't fix it.
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Re: OotB: Doubling up
Jun 20, 2022, 06:34
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Re: OotB: Doubling up Jun 20, 2022, 06:34
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RedEye9 wrote on Jun 19, 2022, 22:22:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 19, 2022, 21:53:
Thanks for looking it up. We really need to change to a more regular/systematic calendar...
It’s been tried. https://youtu.be/rP3nZ13AULs
Snort. There have been a couple of suggestions which really did make sense and would much easier. But of course none of them will ever be implemented.
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Re: OotB: Doubling up
Jun 20, 2022, 05:29
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Re: OotB: Doubling up Jun 20, 2022, 05:29
Jun 20, 2022, 05:29
 
Beamer wrote on Jun 20, 2022, 01:50:
Hardline Mike wrote on Jun 19, 2022, 21:18:
Cutter wrote on Jun 19, 2022, 19:20:
The gift of blackness? Yeah, I imagine that's what all those slaves and most blacks down through America's history must have felt...just how lucky they were. Jesus, NPR is to the left what Fox is to the right.

OK but would you like to comment on the article and not just the headline? No? Too many words? Okay.

Didn't he tell me to kill myself last week for pointing out how frequently he did that?


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Re: OotB: Doubling up
Jun 20, 2022, 05:22
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Re: OotB: Doubling up Jun 20, 2022, 05:22
Jun 20, 2022, 05:22
 
As one of the handful of us here with Steam Decks, I've been posting my thoughts a bit. I've had a crazy travel month, spending I think 80 total hours in June in the air, so I've had a lot of opportunity to play the Deck.

But I'm going to focus on Batman: Arkham Origins instead. I read this review, which eviscerates it. First, can't believe it's 9 years old, I would have guessed 5-6 tops. Second, the game is better than this review states, but the review is right that it's callous and soulless and so much of it makes no sense. You do the exact same things you did in other games, finding the same hardware you refind in games set much later. You meet a ton of people for the first time, weirdly. And there's very little new gameplay-wise. You start to feel how rickety the seams are. The crime investigations, which I adored in the first, feel like you have no control or thought needed, just connect dot 1 to dot 2 to dot 3 mindlessly. Seeing the animation for the explosive gel every time makes me want to shoot myself. Crossing the bridge is incredibly unpleasant. Just navigating the city itself is a bit of a chore. A city that has no life other than thugs, which made sense in Arkham City, but makes none here. But the core nugget of being Batman and beating people up is a blast. Even that is worse. I do every predator by dangling off of gargoyles, never needing to do anything else, such as grates. Knife bad guys ruin the flow in a not very fun way.

Can't wait to see what Rocksteady does, because I want more, and will finish this, but am losing some patience.
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Re: OotB: Doubling up
Jun 20, 2022, 01:50
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Re: OotB: Doubling up Jun 20, 2022, 01:50
Jun 20, 2022, 01:50
 
Hardline Mike wrote on Jun 19, 2022, 21:18:
Cutter wrote on Jun 19, 2022, 19:20:
The gift of blackness? Yeah, I imagine that's what all those slaves and most blacks down through America's history must have felt...just how lucky they were. Jesus, NPR is to the left what Fox is to the right.

OK but would you like to comment on the article and not just the headline? No? Too many words? Okay.

Didn't he tell me to kill myself last week for pointing out how frequently he did that?
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Re: OotB: Doubling up
Jun 20, 2022, 01:19
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Re: OotB: Doubling up Jun 20, 2022, 01:19
Jun 20, 2022, 01:19
 
Watched the first episode of " Dark Winds" and noticed in the opening credits it says 'in association with Robert Redford and George RR Martin.' That George guy has got a lot of time on his hands.
Series started off good.
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Re: Nerf Unveils New Mascot Guaranteed To Haunt Your Dreams Or Clean Your Floors
Jun 19, 2022, 23:31
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Re: Nerf Unveils New Mascot Guaranteed To Haunt Your Dreams Or Clean Your Floors Jun 19, 2022, 23:31
Jun 19, 2022, 23:31
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How is that nightmare-inducing? It looks like a bi-pedal Mr. Snuffleupagus made of foam darts.
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Re: OotB: Doubling up
Jun 19, 2022, 22:22
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Re: OotB: Doubling up Jun 19, 2022, 22:22
Jun 19, 2022, 22:22
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jun 19, 2022, 21:53:
Thanks for looking it up. We really need to change to a more regular/systematic calendar...
It’s been tried. https://youtu.be/rP3nZ13AULs
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Re: OotB: Doubling up
Jun 19, 2022, 21:53
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Jun 19, 2022, 21:53
 
DNForever wrote on Jun 19, 2022, 18:16:
Looks like that will be 2033!
Thanks for looking it up. We really need to change to a more regular/systematic calendar...
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Re: OotB: Doubling up
Jun 19, 2022, 21:18
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Re: OotB: Doubling up Jun 19, 2022, 21:18
Jun 19, 2022, 21:18
 
Cutter wrote on Jun 19, 2022, 19:20:
The gift of blackness? Yeah, I imagine that's what all those slaves and most blacks down through America's history must have felt...just how lucky they were. Jesus, NPR is to the left what Fox is to the right.

OK but would you like to comment on the article and not just the headline? No? Too many words? Okay.
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Re: OotB: Doubling up
Jun 19, 2022, 19:37
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Jun 19, 2022, 19:37
 
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jun 19, 2022, 18:35:
Prez wrote on Jun 19, 2022, 15:30:
I talked to someone who was upset that Juneteenth was on the same day as Father's day apparently. I don't much care about either, but if I had to weigh the importance of both I'd say an entire race of people being freed is more important to commemorate than that time I had sex with my ex-wife one time when she was drunk.

OK, but to be fair, how many other people had sex with your wife while she was drunk?

Actually a lot. I don't know exactly how many, but it was quite a few as I understand it.

If we were still married, I'd chuckle and plead the 5th. Now, I'm just glad I was somewhere in there.
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Re: OotB: Doubling up
Jun 19, 2022, 19:34
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Jun 19, 2022, 19:34
 
Listening to 22 year old Poet Amanda Gorman read her original work at President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20 still gives me hope. https://youtu.be/LZ055ilIiN4
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Re: OotB: Doubling up
Jun 19, 2022, 19:20
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Jun 19, 2022, 19:20
 
The gift of blackness? Yeah, I imagine that's what all those slaves and most blacks down through America's history must have felt...just how lucky they were. Jesus, NPR is to the left what Fox is to the right.
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