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Everything posted by NumberSix

  1. Totally fair. It's cool that JA gave the idea of Nightly blogs a chance, at least. They had a good run. ("good" = "meh")
  2. 'sokay, I copied all my favorite Nightly blog entries to my hard drive long ago because I knew the day would eventually come when all that would be vaporized, just like that one time when the thousands of words and dozens of hours I poured into the Nightly.net News site were flushed down the drain. I was just surprised to see it happen so brusquely, is all.
  3. chronologically: Indiana Ohio Kentucky Missouri Tennessee Michigan DC Maryland Pennsylvania New York Niagara Falls on the Canadian side Arkansas Texas Oklahoma Wisconsin Minnesota West Virginia Virginia Georgia Florida South Dakota Wyoming Nebraska Iowa Kansas Colorado Connecticut Massachusetts North Dakota Alabama Mississippi Louisiana ...I think that's it so far?
  4. The Twitter account still exists, but the last tweet was in March 2014. No idea who has the keys to it. JA, I assume? Meanwhile, I still have Admin powers on the Nightly FB page...
  5. Least inaccurate comparison in recent years: Adam Savage. I blame the receding hairline. Most inaccurate: an older coworker swears I remind her of Eric Clapton. I don't get it.
  6. Also, why am I seeing several authoritative posts in this thread and others credited to "Guest" with a totally blank profile and no profile link to click? Was Nightly upgraded by a...g-g-g-g-ghost?
  7. That long two seconds after the text and starfield load, but before the boxes load around each post, are soooo disorienting, like I'm floating in space and in danger of being sucked into another dimension but then reality solidifies and I'm yanked out of the portal at the last second and reappear standing next to everyone all staring at me like "What." Coooool.
  8. Thank you for upping this. I'e been slowly playing through the PS3 version for the past few months and now this thread is on my reading list along with every Skyrim discussion I can find on Quora. This game is dangerously immersively fascinating even on my older console.
  9. That really sucks. We had a new indie cinema that was planning to open in March (no major corporation backing like the one and only art-house cinema our city's had for years), but then came All This. They apparently received an okay number of initial memberships and donations for starters, so they've been holding watch parties while waiting for the world to change. Hopefully someday they actually get to open.
  10. The level of pretty-clarity seems to have varied wildly by state and city.
  11. After two straight nights of the worst (and possibly first) riots in my lifetime in our normally quiet downtown, Indianapolis will have its first ultra-strict curfew tonight. My workplace downtown had its windows busted out, which is arguably minor since it's a skyscraper, but it sucks to see the damage photos. The same (proportionately worse) happened to my local comic shop, as if they needed more headaches on top of their last three months' COVID hardships. Ditto for dozens of downtown restaurants. The CVS across the corner was set afire. I did see footage of three protestors hurriedly p
  12. This was actually one of the topics that came up in last month's Zoom chat! Short summary of my rambling there: it wasn't fantastic, but there're parts where it arguably achieves some deconstruction of the superhero films that preceded it, and its best feature is that its existence allowed Hollywood once and for all to get a Watchmen adaptation out of its system and move on after all those wasted decades.
  13. Meanwhile in his hermit shack, Josh Trank sits by the phone waiting for someone to offer him a $30 million Fantastic Four do-over.
  14. Fun Nightly news: Leatherface is now on Peacock! Xfinity cable subscribers have just been given sneak-preview access to NBC/Universal's new streaming service, which doesn't officially launch for one-'n'-all till July. There isn't much there yet -- three kiddie cartoons, NBC shows that are already on Hulu, trailers for stuff they'll eventually have (the Saved by the Bell and Punky Brewster revivals, Brave New World with Alden Ehrenreich) and some 478 movies. I went through all 478, which had far more "classic" films than Netflix and Hulu combined...and, as you'd expect for a startup streamin
  15. I've largely stopped collecting physical media except Criterion sets, Black Friday Blu-rays, and whatever I'm given as gifts, but I still have a sizable unwatched backlog dating back over a decade, thanks in part to my wife's previous job at a company that dealt in multimedia products. While she and I have been diving into assorted streaming shows, on my own time I've resolved to plow through all those sets this year or else. My physical binge-watching over the past two months: Static Shock - final season Homicide: Life on the Street - final season Batman: The Brave and the Bold - s.1 Batt
  16. It sounded like all her parts were recorded at 78 rpm but played at 33-1/3 rpm. A reverse Chipmunking, if you will.
  17. Weekly might be overkill, but "never again" is definitely not an option. Pretty annoyed I forgot to take any screen shots, though. Not the jazz hands, not the part where Tami's phone got hit by a tornado or whatever that was, and not of the segments that were like Kids Say the Darnedest Things minus the Cosby stigma. I would absolutely be down for this.
  18. I'm quiet but fascinated! I wish I didn't suck at thinking of questions to ask. Thanks very much for sharing all this BTS stuff.
  19. pig in a poke pig in a blanket high on the hog bringing home the bacon porkchops and applesauce ham on rye, hold the mayo wee wee wee all the way home silk purse out of a sow's ear Arnold Ziffel Sausage McMuffin ...now all of these sound like Muppet sexual positions. THANKS, BRANDO.
  20. Ditto. I'd already seen 8 of the 9 Best Picture nominees before the nominations were announced, and caught the ninth one a few days later. Perversely, out of those nominees the only one I actively disliked was the quote-unquote comic-book movie. The Oscars have been one of my guilty pleasures for a couple decades now. I remember starting out as one of those fledgling viewers who hadn't seen anything outside the Sound and Visual Effects nominees. After a decade or so of getting into it, then my wife and I started an annual tradition of watching all the Animated and Live-Action Short FIlm nom
  21. I always pronounced it "boad" in my head because "BODE" is a preexisting one-syllable word and "BODIE" is pronounced "boh-dee". The closed-captioning insists it's still spelled "BODE", so my pet theory is his entire family started pronouncing it wrong years ago on purpose just to get under his skin, and he got tired of correcting them all by age 5. I kinda multitasked while watching the first few episodes, but eventually it picked up steam and held my focus, especially episode 9, which ratcheted up the tension quite nicely in time for the oddly simple climax. Aiming the show at teens and to
  22. Extremely similar, yeah! And they're bringing in Georgie from IT and the alien-superpowered teen from Falling Skies. I'm unreasonably optimistic about this.
  23. Okay, at least one of them. I'd diagnosed Pitt as just catatonic inside, but I'll concede my instruments might need recalibrating.
  24. You west-coasters are so hard to reach, it's REALLY annoying.
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