Out of the Blue

I ended up re-watching the first episode of Fallout in another attempt to draw in MrsBlue. I think my efforts in this area are not succeeding, which is too bad. But it was a pleasure to watch it again, that's how well executed it is, so I guess there's that. I'll just watch it on my own and if she ends up taking an interest, I'll just go through it again.

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2014's Godzilla wasn't bad. But when you start off a movie starring Bryan Cranston and Ken Watanabe and then switch to the guy from Kickass and "You got it dude" it was like thinking you were going to wake up to a 10 but in the morning she was a 2. In the dark. 😁 .

Also, the monster scenes were way too dark. If you thought the plot was contrived and nonsensical in the first I'd recommend that you stay far from the sequels. Or just fast forward to all of the monster bits. 😁
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Wife and I were introduced by a friend who thought she'd like me, because I liked Star Trek like her. Worked out. I introduced her to Roger Corman movies, and she got me into Babylon 5. She is not generally a fan of horror, but she doesn't mind gore. She loved Game of Thrones.

We haven't started Fallout yet, but it's on our list.

FYI: Watched Godzilla 2014 the other night because it's the subject of this week's Film Sack podcast. I'm not a fan of the genre, and it's got plot holes, but it was a surprisingly good movie.
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I only remember the first 2 Hellraisers. I know I saw 3 but I can't remember anything about that one. After that - who knows. Judging from clips I didn't miss much.
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I love watching the "I Do Cars" failed engine teardown videos (guy owns an engine junkyard and is a gearhead) .
Most are 30 minutes or more without a lot of filler, but are easily watchable with Playback Speed cranked up to 1.75 or 2.

This one I found particularly interesting. A newish Variable Compression Nissan 3 cylinder turbo. https://youtu.be/Wqccs9XjMKs?si=mTp_f0CQb0slIX1y
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Re: Morning Legal Briefs
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I love the horror genre. It is, far and away, my favorite genre.

Getting Mrs. Burrito to watch them was at times a tough sell one massive exception. Hellraiser. She was in it for Pinhead. So much so that the first two movies became staples of October viewing. She would watch any move in that series, no matter how bad, though she vastly preferred the ones featuring Doug Bradley.
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Rectal Prolapse wrote on Apr 14, 2024, 04:45:
jdreyer wrote on Apr 14, 2024, 03:42:
Anyone watching Shogun with their SO?

Yes. Great show. The violence and gore is pretty insane - Game of Thrones worthy. Story is good enough that SO didn't bail. She hides under a throw blanket whenever gory stuff happens.

Probably the best show of 2024.

I used to have a girlfriend who would happily watch Saw, Hostel, and Hellraiser with me. I almost felt compelled to not be a complete asshole with her because those girls are rare. Almost. 😁
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jdreyer wrote on Apr 14, 2024, 03:42:
Anyone watching Shogun with their SO?

Yes. Great show. The violence and gore is pretty insane - Game of Thrones worthy. Story is good enough that SO didn't bail. She hides under a throw blanket whenever gory stuff happens.

Probably the best show of 2024.
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Anyone watching Shogun with their SO?
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High seafood diets may come with a hefty side of ‘forever chemicals’: Study

The "C" in seafood is the same C in PCBs.
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Regarding Paul Simon disliking the song "Feelin' Groovy", here's a link to the Stephen Colbert video related to that comment; he and Stephen perform the song in parody form: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZI2PXkXZPfk
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My wife hates overy violent shows, so she's out too.
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Rectal Prolapse wrote on Apr 13, 2024, 22:12:
The Silo show is way better than Fallout (at least the 1st episode). Prove me wrong!

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The Silo show is way better than Fallout (at least the 1st episode). Prove me wrong!
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That Liberace video has provided me with my next wardrobe idea. Thanks!
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Guess you need to invest some more SPECIAL points into charisma there, Blue.

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RedEye9 wrote on Apr 13, 2024, 15:16:
RECALLED: Jugader Zipline kits; 20 Reports of the Cable Breaking, Nine Injuries
But I'll bet it got great reviews!
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RECALLED: Jugader Zipline kits; 20 Reports of the Cable Breaking, Nine Injuries
I've always been satisfied with Jugader Bungie Jumping kits and Parachute pacs.
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Blue, you try the forced viewing method as seen in the Clockwork Orange movie theatre scene.
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This might sound like an exaggeration but it's not. My ex-wife was hard-wired to hate anything I liked. ANYTHING. If I wanted her to watch a show with me I would have to somehow make her believe that it was her idea first and that I was only grudgingly following along. She didn't care much for sci-fi though so I doubt that there would ever have been a case where we watched Fallout together.
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