Out of the Blue

Today kicks off what I consider the last of the full weekend NFL season. There is a slate of four contests, 33% more games than the remainder of the season after tomorrow. It's been so long since the Giants played in the Divisional Round I've forgotten what it feels like. There sure is a lot of anxiety to deal with, especially since they are playing a long-time rival that's the number one seed. With the kickoff not until tonight this tension is just going to keep building. Wait, this is supposed to be fun! It's five o'clock somewhere, right? I may have to start drinking early.

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Jan 22, 2023, 19:32
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The Flying Penguin wrote on Jan 22, 2023, 12:30:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 22, 2023, 08:53:
I'm actually a little disappointed "This American Life" would waste its time on Alex Jones. Not their normal thing...

Just started listening to it. It's really not about Alex Jones per se. It's about the father of one of the Sandy Hook kids and how he wound up dealing with conspiracy theorist trolls that were fueled by people like Alex Jones. Alex Jones's mentioned but it's not about him.
Part 2 is lots of interviews with Jones' schoolmates. IIRC. Heard it year or so ago.
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Jan 22, 2023, 15:34
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The Flying Penguin wrote on Jan 22, 2023, 12:30:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 22, 2023, 08:53:
I'm actually a little disappointed "This American Life" would waste its time on Alex Jones. Not their normal thing...

Just started listening to it. It's really not about Alex Jones per se. It's about the father of one of the Sandy Hook kids and how he wound up dealing with conspiracy theorist trolls that were fueled by people like Alex Jones. Alex Jones's mentioned but it's not about him.
That's good to know. It didn't really sound like a TAL subject...
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Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 22, 2023, 08:53:
I'm actually a little disappointed "This American Life" would waste its time on Alex Jones. Not their normal thing...

Just started listening to it. It's really not about Alex Jones per se. It's about the father of one of the Sandy Hook kids and how he wound up dealing with conspiracy theorist trolls that were fueled by people like Alex Jones. Alex Jones's mentioned but it's not about him.
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Jan 22, 2023, 11:36
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The Flying Penguin wrote on Jan 22, 2023, 11:27:
I didn't hate Leto in Bladerunner, he was fine, but I don't remember being blown away by the movie at the time. I've only seen it once, and I have so many friends and the guys on the Filmsack podcast who rave about that movie, that I really need to revisit it and give it another chance.

I absolutely adore it, but I love the original as well. I am a huge fan of the cyberpunk and Denis Villeneuve so I wasn't a hard sell in the first place. I can certainly see how it isn't for everyone. I would say give the movie a chance by freeing yourself from distractions for the entire run time and just be absorbed by the pacing and atmosphere of the world the film creates.
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Jan 22, 2023, 11:27
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I didn't hate Leto in Bladerunner, he was fine, but I don't remember being blown away by the movie at the time. I've only seen it once, and I have so many friends and the guys on the Filmsack podcast who rave about that movie, that I really need to revisit it and give it another chance.
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Jan 22, 2023, 10:31
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jdreyer wrote on Jan 22, 2023, 05:00:
Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 21, 2023, 17:20:
On one hand, a new TRON...yay! On the other, Jared Leto. I expect another absolutely incomprehensible, shit take from him ala Blade Runner 2049, Suicide Squad, and Morbius. It took a special talent to be the worst thing about Suicide Squad.

I'm a fan of Tron Legacy, so I'll keep an eye on this. Shame Kosinski isn't returning, he's turned into quite a good director.

Tron Legacy is just so much fun to watch and the soundtrack is one of my favorites.

I actually don't mind Jared Leto in Blade Runner 2049. I actually think he did a good job in House of Gucci though, it took me a third of the movie to recognize him. Not sure why it had to be him though.
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Jan 22, 2023, 08:53
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Jan 22, 2023, 08:53
 
I'm actually a little disappointed "This American Life" would waste its time on Alex Jones. Not their normal thing...
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Jan 22, 2023, 06:41
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jdreyer wrote on Jan 22, 2023, 05:00:
This American Life did a story on Jones early in life. Apparently he's been an asshole since high school at least.
Asshole is too nice of a word for that piece of shit.
Thanks for the link.
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SMITE wrote on Jan 21, 2023, 16:17:

That story about "Toadzilla," the giant cane toad discovered by park rangers, is cute ... until you get to the end and realize that the fucking park rangers killed him. Way to downplay that fact, CNN.
I mean, the article does a pretty good job of explaining why:
Native to South America and mainland Central America, cane toads were first introduced to Australia in 1935 as a biological control against cane beetles.

Instead, they became an invasive – and noxious – species that has “had a devastating impact on our native wildlife,” the department added
You wouldn't want murder hornets or pythons left in the wild in the US.
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Jan 22, 2023, 05:07
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RedEye9 wrote on Jan 21, 2023, 19:12:
eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 21, 2023, 18:41:
Speaking of stuff.... I finally got DHL to refund the package value they shipped to me except nearly 2km off-target... yay?
Never ordering anything that ships with DHL ever again. One of the worst supports I have EVER suffered through.
Many places don't give a choice of who handles shipping.
I am PAINFULLY aware
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Burrito of Peace wrote on Jan 21, 2023, 17:20:
On one hand, a new TRON...yay! On the other, Jared Leto. I expect another absolutely incomprehensible, shit take from him ala Blade Runner 2049, Suicide Squad, and Morbius. It took a special talent to be the worst thing about Suicide Squad.

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Alex Jones has always been an absolute dick. Even when he was on public access in Austin in the early 90s.
I'm a fan of Tron Legacy, so I'll keep an eye on this. Shame Kosinski isn't returning, he's turned into quite a good director.

This American Life did a story on Jones early in life. Apparently he's been an asshole since high school at least.
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Jan 22, 2023, 02:24
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Alex Jones is now two types of bankrupt, morally and personally.
Stay on Jones and get him to pay as much money as you can. Make him pay creditors and plaintiffs til he doesn't 2 nickels to rub together. His mindless, jingoistic sycophants will vanish back under their rocks when he becomes a penniless cretin.
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eRe4s3r wrote on Jan 21, 2023, 18:41:
Speaking of stuff.... I finally got DHL to refund the package value they shipped to me except nearly 2km off-target... yay?
Never ordering anything that ships with DHL ever again. One of the worst supports I have EVER suffered through.
Many places don't give a choice of who handles shipping.
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Speaking of stuff.... I finally got DHL to refund the package value they shipped to me except nearly 2km off-target... yay?
Never ordering anything that ships with DHL ever again. One of the worst supports I have EVER suffered through.
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On one hand, a new TRON...yay! On the other, Jared Leto. I expect another absolutely incomprehensible, shit take from him ala Blade Runner 2049, Suicide Squad, and Morbius. It took a special talent to be the worst thing about Suicide Squad.

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Alex Jones has always been an absolute dick. Even when he was on public access in Austin in the early 90s.
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Anyone who would prey on the parents of murdered children deserves every bad thing that ever happens to him. Alex Jones is a total scumbag.

That story about "Toadzilla," the giant cane toad discovered by park rangers, is cute ... until you get to the end and realize that the fucking park rangers killed him. Way to downplay that fact, CNN.
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Alex Jones is now two types of bankrupt, morally and personally. Smash LegalEagle
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