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  1. Thanks! 'Disturbing and sad at the same time' and 'Oops, double posted' would both make good epitaphs for me on my headstone.
  2. I feel like there's a difference between stuff that just gets deleted because it remained unsaved and deleting stuff that was saved already. I don't think there being a lot of the former means the latter declines in value. I kind of even don't really see what one has to do with the other --- it's like you're telling me it's okay to get rid of the Archives because after all any time anyone edits one of their posts the original is also disposed of, gone forever, poof, so what's the problem?
  3. I had a very vivid and detailed dream a few weeks back. It's rare for me to remember my dreams, what happened in them, what people said, but this is one of those exceptions. I haven't been able to get it out of my head since the morning I woke up from it. Here's what happened : I am in a large university auditorium. A benefit gig for the end of the world is being held. Chris Gethard is MCing. He says, "Please welcome to the stage one of the funniest people ever. Melanie <phfffmmmll>." He obscured her last name by rubbing the back of his hand against his lips when he said it. As she
  4. I obviously have no control over the outcome one way or another but I gotta say what I gotta say each and every time this comes up : please don't delete the Archives.
  5. 2001 : A Space Odyssey (1968) - if an ominous obsidian rectangle appeared before ME to uplift my entire species and teach us all to make war, one upon another, I would simply refuse. I would not even touch the antelope bone at all! I would just leave the bone alone, would not use it for violence, would not throw the bone up in the air! The Wizard of Oz (1939) - technically the movie could've been over before it ever even begun if once upon a time Queen Lurline hadn't flown across the breadth of Oz and enchanted the entire country with her faerie magic. No magic Oz, no magic tornado. BUT SHE
  6. Oh! No! A memory comes to mind! I do have a favourite music video! I think it may be the only one among the few I actually own that I can remember and thus it wins that title by default! I bought it as a single on CD from Plan 9 Music in Richmond, VA for five American dollars! I guess I'm not getting across what I mean. Torch's daughter loving Kpop is kind of what I'm going for here, that's the phenomenon I'm describing. Yeah, that's what I was thinking of!
  7. Matt Reeves has me on board because of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) and War for the Planet of the Apes (2017). Robert Pattinson has me on board because he already was an eerily good Bruce Wayne in Cosmopolis (2012) --- although there's a trend in place for that character where the actors play the role way better in a different film; Christian Bale layering on the manufactured authenticity in American Psycho (2000), Ben Affleck as the awkward supergenius loner in The Accountant (2016). Haven't seen the trailer, tho. I try not to watch trailers for films I want to see!
  8. I think Beyoncé's definitely counts as a music video made for and released to the American marketplace in this century that had a seismic and long-lasting cultural impact! I think this mostly because it was parodied on a sitcom long after it came out and I got the reference despite never having seen the original video. [Edit : Whoops! I thought the Beyoncé music video was the Lemonade one! It's not? Or is 'Flawless' part of Lemonade? Forgive me, Beyhive!] I think the 'Hot Girl Summer' maybe also counts because, again, I know what that is without even ever having heard the song (or if I've hear
  9. I understand music videos were a big deal once upon a time. But I am struggling to think of a music video made for and released to the American marketplace in this century that had a seismic and long-lasting cultural impact. Maybe Eminem's Stan (feat. Dido) which appears to have altered the language of young people so now they stan this, they stan that, they have NO choice BUT to stan, etcetera etcetera? Was there anything that's had an equivalent or greater role?
  10. I don't know. Maybe? I'll definitely check in on Wednesday. If only to get a glimpse of future President For Life Madison Cawthorn (regnāre 2033-2115) and but a brief foretaste of his political platform : 'EXTERMINATE ALL ÜNTERMENSCHEN!!!'.
  11. I've been to New York, New Jersey, Florida, Virginia, Illinois, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. I'm almost certainly forgetting a few. I don't have an answer on favourite or least favourite state --- <wolverine-voice> you're on your own there, bub </wolverine-voice>.
  12. A memory of the best gag on this subject I'd ever heard floated to my mind, unbidden, and presumably from just four or five years ago : Almost eleven years ago!
  13. Every time I see one of the above kind of advertisements for an algorithmically generated item where they pair information about the assumed subject together it reminds me of the line from The Princess Bride (1987), the one in the scene where Wallace Shawn and Cary Elwes are trying to figure out where the poison is in the cup, where he screams 'Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line!' Someone should mock-up a t-shirt with that phrase in that particular style, it'd make ... well, I wouldn't buy one. But I imagine other people might?
  14. I was watching Paris Nous Appartient (1961) pre-plague and was struck by the power and impact of the imagery of some art film the characters were screening at an apartment party. It was from Metropolis (1927)! I'd never seen it, still haven't, it was always just one of those super influential classics that I'd just figured had been sufficiently digested over time by the rest of the surrounding culture that there was no point in me going back to it now. I should, though, because ... I mean. Look at this : Generally speaking, haven't seen too many movies during covid, in th
  15. 'Plan' might be giving these people way too much credit. In any case, I look forward to watching their congressional hearings investigating many interrelated topics of important concern. Namely : I) the underground lava tubes criss-crossing the American heartland traversed by ferries with holds full of sex-trafficked mole children II) the clone vats containing celebrities, both living and not, who are then decanted and paraded across our television screens as replacements for those whom have been imprisoned or executed III) the deep state, the deeper state, and the up 'til now and as of yet
  16. Here's hoping! There is, however, a non-negligible chance that they conclude their fellow congresspeople aren't people at all but are in fact cannibalistic reptilian pedophiles from outer space taking orders directly from the Masonic Lodge (and/or the Queen of England) and then they just kill all five hundred and thirty three of them.
  17. "he's"? Are you talking about Derrick Grayson? Or someone else?
  18. This is more of a problem in the House than in the Senate but the number of QAnon believers who are not longshots and can be safely presumed to be seated as members of America's 117th And Possibly Final Congress looks like it's going to wind up being two (2).
  19. Looking forward to hobbling into my local cineplex in 2031 like Robert Forster in Jackie Brown ("What are ya gonna see?" "Something that starts soon and looks good.") only to discover all ten screens are showing Fast & The Furious XVII : G-g-g-g-ghosts Galore! all day, everyday.
  20. I'm with Brando on this one. You're not talking about the stuff you did for Zuda, right?
  21. I remain perpetually flabbergasted that it was easier for Gerard Way to become an international rock'n'roll superstar than for him to initially break into comics. He tried to get into comics, comics said 'no! go away! we don't need you for more than an internship!' and so he just sorta shrugged his shoulders and became SUPER FAMOUS instead.
  22. I saw the first season of this but I'm not really down for a second (unless they bring back Elisabeth Shue somehow, which seems unlikely). I don't really have much of a memory of what my impressions were of that first season --- mostly just thought it was fun to see parts of Toronto insufficiently masquerading as NYC --- or even of the Ennis & Robertson comic series it was based on (there's an arc where they go to a fetish dungeon and there are pictures on the wall of old-timey pin-up models in classic superhero poses from influential covers or posters, like the Superman / Supergirl one fr
  23. tired: release the Director's Cut of any particular superhero movie wired: release the Director's Cut of every superhero movie inspired: release an Ultra Deluxe Collector's edition on Blu-ray of the leaked unfinished workprint from X-Men Origins : Wolverine (2011), the one with li'l wireframes of the anticipated CGI and just the word 'EXPLOSION' for when anything blew up, and force all these people at gunpoint to buy a dozen copies each and watch 'em all over and over until the icecaps melt and the earth ruptures and the cities of man are swallowed whole
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