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What Did You Watch? 2017-09-03 (Sunday)
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Ian J. Ball
2017-09-04 16:05:22 UTC
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So, has it fallen to me to do these now?... Johnston stopped doing them
a while ago (and hasn't been around much lately), and Obveeus may have
departed for good, as he hasn't been seen in a while...

If so, don't expect these to be "regularly posted" anymore - I'll do
'em when I feel like it. [shrug]

Two-day catch-up here, which will be brief...:

Killjoys (recorded) - "Wargasm". Covered adequately by Jim, though I
think I liked this more than he did. The only thing I didn't like is
Johnny later acting like nothing had happened - the dude would barely
be walking, he wouldn't be all happy-go-lucky.
Anyway, hope they can adequately wrap this show up in the
20-episodes over two seasons to come...

Midnight, Texas (recorded) - "Sexy Beast". I'm a little confused -
Taylor Gildersleeve (now "Taylor Black") didn't look this good when she
did the Lifetime flick "Sugar Daddies"! Has she just put weight on in
*all the right places!* since then?!
Anyway, in this one, the gang fights a succubus (played by Black). I
thought the ending of this one was anti-climatic. We also get more
background on Arielle Kebbel's character (though we still don't know
what she "is", yet...).

Salvation (recorded) - "Coup de Grace". The show may have "jumped the
shark" with this episode. But this one had way too much tedious "shadow
government conspiracy", and not enough everything else. Meanwhile,
Grace should banish her daughter to boarding school (or is it too late
for that?!...), and Liam should run as far away from Jillian as
humanely possible. And Autumn Reeser makes another appearance, as does
John Noble.

One Small Indiscretion (Lieftime) - Vengenful Tiera Skovbye wants to
make Ashley Scott responsible for ruining her life. Unfortunately, she
falls short of the mark... :(

Maggie & Bianca: Fashion Friends (The Netflix) - This one managed to
crack me up in a couple of episodes, especially the episode where the
gang meets the rival band (named "CoolGhost") that they have to beat in
the first round of the music competition, and they're *exactly* like
the gang's band (right down to each person), except that the rival band
is all heartless and cynical and are just in it for the money. I'll
give you one guess as to which band won the first round of the music
competition!
Meanwhile, it seems like Yuki has finally gone completely insane, as
does Miss Tucker in one episode (interestingly, I think Tucker may
actually be played by an Italian-speaking *American* actress, though I
have no way to verfiy this...).

I also watched some more "Violetta" but it's too complicated to
explain. I'm still cracking up at the father's fiancee, though - this
actress is perfect at playing a Spanish-speaking live-action cartoon!!
;)

What did you guys watch?
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Connor
2017-09-04 16:18:39 UTC
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Just Endeavor. Ppl in a hospital are dying who should have lived. Also he goes looking for Miss Thursday. (He still calls her Miss Thursday.) We like this season better than last year.
anim8rfsk
2017-09-04 16:42:34 UTC
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So, has it fallen to me to do these now?... Johnston stopped doing them
a while ago (and hasn't been around much lately), and Obveeus may have
departed for good, as he hasn't been seen in a while...
Ob said he'd be gone awhile, as he's searching for a new place to live.
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suzeeq
2017-09-04 17:13:49 UTC
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So, has it fallen to me to do these now?... Johnston stopped doing them
a while ago (and hasn't been around much lately), and Obveeus may have
departed for good, as he hasn't been seen in a while...
Ob said he'd be gone awhile, as he's searching for a new place to live.
Also, eternal-september isn't working now. I can't remember if he uses
it or GG.
anim8rfsk
2017-09-04 17:38:45 UTC
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So, has it fallen to me to do these now?... Johnston stopped doing them
a while ago (and hasn't been around much lately), and Obveeus may have
departed for good, as he hasn't been seen in a while...
Ob said he'd be gone awhile, as he's searching for a new place to live.
Also, eternal-september isn't working now. I can't remember if he uses
it or GG.
Obveeus
21 days ago
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Post by David Barnett
Post by Ubiquitous
What did you watch?
FATHER BROWN: The Sins of Others
Average fare,
IRON FIST: Netflix binge.
In a hurry to finish watching the show.
Can't blame you. :D
THE DEFENDERS, with all 4 heroes, starts on The Netflix here in 2 weeks.
Not 2 weeks...just 4 days...on August 18th. Sadly, I'll be headed off
into the midday sunset by then so I may not get to it for awhile.

anim8rfsk
21 days ago
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Post by David Barnett
Post by Ubiquitous
What did you watch?
FATHER BROWN: The Sins of Others
Average fare,
IRON FIST: Netflix binge.
In a hurry to finish watching the show.
Can't blame you. :D
THE DEFENDERS, with all 4 heroes, starts on The Netflix here in 2 weeks.
Not 2 weeks...just 4 days...on August 18th. Sadly, I'll be headed off
into the midday sunset by then so I may not get to it for awhile.
Thanks, I thought it was the 28th.

"Headed off into the midday sunset"?? What's up?

Obveeus
21 days ago
...
The end is near...the world will fall into darkness...well, little bits
of it will, but you have to head towards the light-less if you want the
total experience.

Mostly, though, I'm just going to look for a new place to live.

anim8rfsk
21 days ago
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Well, good luck, and hurry back.


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2017-09-04 19:21:32 UTC
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So, has it fallen to me to do these now?... Johnston stopped doing them
a while ago (and hasn't been around much lately), and Obveeus may have
departed for good, as he hasn't been seen in a while...
Ob said he'd be gone awhile, as he's searching for a new place to live.
Also, eternal-september isn't working now. I can't remember if he uses
it or GG.
Obveeus
21 days ago
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Post by Ubiquitous
What did you watch?
FATHER BROWN: The Sins of Others
Average fare,
IRON FIST: Netflix binge.
In a hurry to finish watching the show.
Can't blame you. :D
THE DEFENDERS, with all 4 heroes, starts on The Netflix here in 2 weeks.
Not 2 weeks...just 4 days...on August 18th. Sadly, I'll be headed off
into the midday sunset by then so I may not get to it for awhile.
anim8rfsk
21 days ago
Post by Obveeus
Post by anim8rfsk
Post by David Barnett
Post by Ubiquitous
What did you watch?
FATHER BROWN: The Sins of Others
Average fare,
IRON FIST: Netflix binge.
In a hurry to finish watching the show.
Can't blame you. :D
THE DEFENDERS, with all 4 heroes, starts on The Netflix here in 2 weeks.
Not 2 weeks...just 4 days...on August 18th. Sadly, I'll be headed off
into the midday sunset by then so I may not get to it for awhile.
Thanks, I thought it was the 28th.
"Headed off into the midday sunset"?? What's up?
Obveeus
21 days ago
...
The end is near...the world will fall into darkness...well, little bits
of it will, but you have to head towards the light-less if you want the
total experience.
Mostly, though, I'm just going to look for a new place to live.
anim8rfsk
21 days ago
...
Well, good luck, and hurry back.
http://rec.arts.tv.narkive.com/z3S8jLfh/what-did-you-watch-2017-08-12-sun
day
Yeah, I remember him saying he was off to look for another place to
live. Figured he might be able to get internet, but maybe not usenet.
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2017-09-04 19:56:40 UTC
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So, has it fallen to me to do these now?... Johnston stopped doing them
a while ago (and hasn't been around much lately), and Obveeus may have
departed for good, as he hasn't been seen in a while...
Ob said he'd be gone awhile, as he's searching for a new place to live.
Also, eternal-september isn't working now. I can't remember if he uses
it or GG.
Obveeus
21 days ago
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Post by David Barnett
Post by Ubiquitous
What did you watch?
FATHER BROWN: The Sins of Others
Average fare,
IRON FIST: Netflix binge.
In a hurry to finish watching the show.
Can't blame you. :D
THE DEFENDERS, with all 4 heroes, starts on The Netflix here in 2 weeks.
Not 2 weeks...just 4 days...on August 18th. Sadly, I'll be headed off
into the midday sunset by then so I may not get to it for awhile.
anim8rfsk
21 days ago
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Post by anim8rfsk
Post by David Barnett
Post by Ubiquitous
What did you watch?
FATHER BROWN: The Sins of Others
Average fare,
IRON FIST: Netflix binge.
In a hurry to finish watching the show.
Can't blame you. :D
THE DEFENDERS, with all 4 heroes, starts on The Netflix here in 2 weeks.
Not 2 weeks...just 4 days...on August 18th. Sadly, I'll be headed off
into the midday sunset by then so I may not get to it for awhile.
Thanks, I thought it was the 28th.
"Headed off into the midday sunset"?? What's up?
Obveeus
21 days ago
...
The end is near...the world will fall into darkness...well, little bits
of it will, but you have to head towards the light-less if you want the
total experience.
Mostly, though, I'm just going to look for a new place to live.
anim8rfsk
21 days ago
...
Well, good luck, and hurry back.
http://rec.arts.tv.narkive.com/z3S8jLfh/what-did-you-watch-2017-08-12-sun
day
Yeah, I remember him saying he was off to look for another place to
live. Figured he might be able to get internet, but maybe not usenet.
He won't do The Facebook, but you could email him.
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2017-09-04 20:07:25 UTC
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So, has it fallen to me to do these now?... Johnston stopped doing them
a while ago (and hasn't been around much lately), and Obveeus may have
departed for good, as he hasn't been seen in a while...
Ob said he'd be gone awhile, as he's searching for a new place to live.
Also, eternal-september isn't working now. I can't remember if he uses
it or GG.
Obveeus
21 days ago
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Post by David Barnett
Post by Ubiquitous
What did you watch?
FATHER BROWN: The Sins of Others
Average fare,
IRON FIST: Netflix binge.
In a hurry to finish watching the show.
Can't blame you. :D
THE DEFENDERS, with all 4 heroes, starts on The Netflix here in 2 weeks.
Not 2 weeks...just 4 days...on August 18th. Sadly, I'll be headed off
into the midday sunset by then so I may not get to it for awhile.
anim8rfsk
21 days ago
Post by Obveeus
Post by anim8rfsk
Post by David Barnett
Post by Ubiquitous
What did you watch?
FATHER BROWN: The Sins of Others
Average fare,
IRON FIST: Netflix binge.
In a hurry to finish watching the show.
Can't blame you. :D
THE DEFENDERS, with all 4 heroes, starts on The Netflix here in 2 weeks.
Not 2 weeks...just 4 days...on August 18th. Sadly, I'll be headed off
into the midday sunset by then so I may not get to it for awhile.
Thanks, I thought it was the 28th.
"Headed off into the midday sunset"?? What's up?
Obveeus
21 days ago
...
The end is near...the world will fall into darkness...well, little bits
of it will, but you have to head towards the light-less if you want the
total experience.
Mostly, though, I'm just going to look for a new place to live.
anim8rfsk
21 days ago
...
Well, good luck, and hurry back.
http://rec.arts.tv.narkive.com/z3S8jLfh/what-did-you-watch-2017-08-12-sun
day
Yeah, I remember him saying he was off to look for another place to
live. Figured he might be able to get internet, but maybe not usenet.
He won't do The Facebook, but you could email him.
Why, I'm not the one missing him....
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2017-09-04 20:16:38 UTC
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So, has it fallen to me to do these now?... Johnston stopped doing them
a while ago (and hasn't been around much lately), and Obveeus may have
departed for good, as he hasn't been seen in a while...
Ob said he'd be gone awhile, as he's searching for a new place to live.
Also, eternal-september isn't working now. I can't remember if he uses
it or GG.
Obveeus
21 days ago
Post by anim8rfsk
Post by David Barnett
Post by Ubiquitous
What did you watch?
FATHER BROWN: The Sins of Others
Average fare,
IRON FIST: Netflix binge.
In a hurry to finish watching the show.
Can't blame you. :D
THE DEFENDERS, with all 4 heroes, starts on The Netflix here in 2 weeks.
Not 2 weeks...just 4 days...on August 18th. Sadly, I'll be headed off
into the midday sunset by then so I may not get to it for awhile.
anim8rfsk
21 days ago
Post by Obveeus
Post by anim8rfsk
Post by David Barnett
Post by Ubiquitous
What did you watch?
FATHER BROWN: The Sins of Others
Average fare,
IRON FIST: Netflix binge.
In a hurry to finish watching the show.
Can't blame you. :D
THE DEFENDERS, with all 4 heroes, starts on The Netflix here in 2 weeks.
Not 2 weeks...just 4 days...on August 18th. Sadly, I'll be headed off
into the midday sunset by then so I may not get to it for awhile.
Thanks, I thought it was the 28th.
"Headed off into the midday sunset"?? What's up?
Obveeus
21 days ago
...
The end is near...the world will fall into darkness...well, little bits
of it will, but you have to head towards the light-less if you want the
total experience.
Mostly, though, I'm just going to look for a new place to live.
anim8rfsk
21 days ago
...
Well, good luck, and hurry back.
http://rec.arts.tv.narkive.com/z3S8jLfh/what-did-you-watch-2017-08-12-sun
day
Yeah, I remember him saying he was off to look for another place to
live. Figured he might be able to get internet, but maybe not usenet.
He won't do The Facebook, but you could email him.
Why, I'm not the one missing him....
Yeah, but would he want to hear from Ian?
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2017-09-04 21:55:10 UTC
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So, has it fallen to me to do these now?... Johnston stopped doing them
a while ago (and hasn't been around much lately), and Obveeus may have
departed for good, as he hasn't been seen in a while...
Ob said he'd be gone awhile, as he's searching for a new place to live.
Also, eternal-september isn't working now. I can't remember if he uses
it or GG.
Obveeus
21 days ago
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Post by David Barnett
Post by Ubiquitous
What did you watch?
FATHER BROWN: The Sins of Others
Average fare,
IRON FIST: Netflix binge.
In a hurry to finish watching the show.
Can't blame you. :D
THE DEFENDERS, with all 4 heroes, starts on The Netflix here in 2 weeks.
Not 2 weeks...just 4 days...on August 18th. Sadly, I'll be headed off
into the midday sunset by then so I may not get to it for awhile.
anim8rfsk
21 days ago
Post by Obveeus
Post by anim8rfsk
Post by David Barnett
Post by Ubiquitous
What did you watch?
FATHER BROWN: The Sins of Others
Average fare,
IRON FIST: Netflix binge.
In a hurry to finish watching the show.
Can't blame you. :D
THE DEFENDERS, with all 4 heroes, starts on The Netflix here in 2 weeks.
Not 2 weeks...just 4 days...on August 18th. Sadly, I'll be headed off
into the midday sunset by then so I may not get to it for awhile.
Thanks, I thought it was the 28th.
"Headed off into the midday sunset"?? What's up?
Obveeus
21 days ago
...
The end is near...the world will fall into darkness...well, little bits
of it will, but you have to head towards the light-less if you want the
total experience.
Mostly, though, I'm just going to look for a new place to live.
anim8rfsk
21 days ago
...
Well, good luck, and hurry back.
http://rec.arts.tv.narkive.com/z3S8jLfh/what-did-you-watch-2017-08-12-sun
day
Yeah, I remember him saying he was off to look for another place to
live. Figured he might be able to get internet, but maybe not usenet.
He won't do The Facebook, but you could email him.
Why, I'm not the one missing him....
Yeah, but would he want to hear from Ian?
I don't know. Maybe.
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2017-09-04 23:28:55 UTC
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So, has it fallen to me to do these now?... Johnston stopped doing them
a while ago (and hasn't been around much lately), and Obveeus may have
departed for good, as he hasn't been seen in a while...
Ob said he'd be gone awhile, as he's searching for a new place to live.
Also, eternal-september isn't working now. I can't remember if he uses
it or GG.
Obveeus
21 days ago
Post by anim8rfsk
Post by David Barnett
Post by Ubiquitous
What did you watch?
FATHER BROWN: The Sins of Others
Average fare,
IRON FIST: Netflix binge.
In a hurry to finish watching the show.
Can't blame you. :D
THE DEFENDERS, with all 4 heroes, starts on The Netflix here in 2 weeks.
Not 2 weeks...just 4 days...on August 18th. Sadly, I'll be headed off
into the midday sunset by then so I may not get to it for awhile.
anim8rfsk
21 days ago
Post by Obveeus
Post by anim8rfsk
Post by David Barnett
Post by Ubiquitous
What did you watch?
FATHER BROWN: The Sins of Others
Average fare,
IRON FIST: Netflix binge.
In a hurry to finish watching the show.
Can't blame you. :D
THE DEFENDERS, with all 4 heroes, starts on The Netflix here in 2 weeks.
Not 2 weeks...just 4 days...on August 18th. Sadly, I'll be headed off
into the midday sunset by then so I may not get to it for awhile.
Thanks, I thought it was the 28th.
"Headed off into the midday sunset"?? What's up?
Obveeus
21 days ago
...
The end is near...the world will fall into darkness...well, little bits
of it will, but you have to head towards the light-less if you want the
total experience.
Mostly, though, I'm just going to look for a new place to live.
anim8rfsk
21 days ago
...
Well, good luck, and hurry back.
http://rec.arts.tv.narkive.com/z3S8jLfh/what-did-you-watch-2017-08-12-su
n
day
Yeah, I remember him saying he was off to look for another place to
live. Figured he might be able to get internet, but maybe not usenet.
He won't do The Facebook, but you could email him.
Why, I'm not the one missing him....
Yeah, but would he want to hear from Ian?
I don't know. Maybe.
I emailed Ob on behalf of all of us.
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2017-09-04 23:44:03 UTC
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So, has it fallen to me to do these now?... Johnston stopped doing them
a while ago (and hasn't been around much lately), and Obveeus may have
departed for good, as he hasn't been seen in a while...
Ob said he'd be gone awhile, as he's searching for a new place to live.
Also, eternal-september isn't working now. I can't remember if he uses
it or GG.
Obveeus
21 days ago
Post by anim8rfsk
Post by David Barnett
Post by Ubiquitous
What did you watch?
FATHER BROWN: The Sins of Others
Average fare,
IRON FIST: Netflix binge.
In a hurry to finish watching the show.
Can't blame you. :D
THE DEFENDERS, with all 4 heroes, starts on The Netflix here in 2 weeks.
Not 2 weeks...just 4 days...on August 18th. Sadly, I'll be headed off
into the midday sunset by then so I may not get to it for awhile.
anim8rfsk
21 days ago
Post by Obveeus
Post by anim8rfsk
Post by David Barnett
Post by Ubiquitous
What did you watch?
FATHER BROWN: The Sins of Others
Average fare,
IRON FIST: Netflix binge.
In a hurry to finish watching the show.
Can't blame you. :D
THE DEFENDERS, with all 4 heroes, starts on The Netflix here in 2 weeks.
Not 2 weeks...just 4 days...on August 18th. Sadly, I'll be headed off
into the midday sunset by then so I may not get to it for awhile.
Thanks, I thought it was the 28th.
"Headed off into the midday sunset"?? What's up?
Obveeus
21 days ago
...
The end is near...the world will fall into darkness...well, little bits
of it will, but you have to head towards the light-less if you want the
total experience.
Mostly, though, I'm just going to look for a new place to live.
anim8rfsk
21 days ago
...
Well, good luck, and hurry back.
http://rec.arts.tv.narkive.com/z3S8jLfh/what-did-you-watch-2017-08-12-su
n
day
Yeah, I remember him saying he was off to look for another place to
live. Figured he might be able to get internet, but maybe not usenet.
He won't do The Facebook, but you could email him.
Why, I'm not the one missing him....
Yeah, but would he want to hear from Ian?
I don't know. Maybe.
I emailed Ob on behalf of all of us.
Great. We'll see if he found a new spot to live in.
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2017-09-04 23:55:08 UTC
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So, has it fallen to me to do these now?... Johnston stopped doing
them
a while ago (and hasn't been around much lately), and Obveeus may
have
departed for good, as he hasn't been seen in a while...
Ob said he'd be gone awhile, as he's searching for a new place to live.
Also, eternal-september isn't working now. I can't remember if he uses
it or GG.
Obveeus
21 days ago
Post by anim8rfsk
Post by David Barnett
Post by Ubiquitous
What did you watch?
FATHER BROWN: The Sins of Others
Average fare,
IRON FIST: Netflix binge.
In a hurry to finish watching the show.
Can't blame you. :D
THE DEFENDERS, with all 4 heroes, starts on The Netflix here in 2 weeks.
Not 2 weeks...just 4 days...on August 18th. Sadly, I'll be headed off
into the midday sunset by then so I may not get to it for awhile.
anim8rfsk
21 days ago
Post by Obveeus
Post by anim8rfsk
Post by David Barnett
Post by Ubiquitous
What did you watch?
FATHER BROWN: The Sins of Others
Average fare,
IRON FIST: Netflix binge.
In a hurry to finish watching the show.
Can't blame you. :D
THE DEFENDERS, with all 4 heroes, starts on The Netflix here in 2 weeks.
Not 2 weeks...just 4 days...on August 18th. Sadly, I'll be headed off
into the midday sunset by then so I may not get to it for awhile.
Thanks, I thought it was the 28th.
"Headed off into the midday sunset"?? What's up?
Obveeus
21 days ago
...
The end is near...the world will fall into darkness...well, little bits
of it will, but you have to head towards the light-less if you want the
total experience.
Mostly, though, I'm just going to look for a new place to live.
anim8rfsk
21 days ago
...
Well, good luck, and hurry back.
http://rec.arts.tv.narkive.com/z3S8jLfh/what-did-you-watch-2017-08-12-
su
n
day
Yeah, I remember him saying he was off to look for another place to
live. Figured he might be able to get internet, but maybe not usenet.
He won't do The Facebook, but you could email him.
Why, I'm not the one missing him....
Yeah, but would he want to hear from Ian?
I don't know. Maybe.
I emailed Ob on behalf of all of us.
Great. We'll see if he found a new spot to live in.
We can but hope. One with good TV reception and usenet!
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So, has it fallen to me to do these now?... Johnston stopped doing
them a while ago (and hasn't been around much lately), and Obveeus
may have departed for good, as he hasn't been seen in a while...
Ob said he'd be gone awhile, as he's searching for a new place to live.
Also, eternal-september isn't working now. I can't remember if he uses
it or GG.
I use eternal september.
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So, has it fallen to me to do these now?... Johnston stopped doing
them a while ago (and hasn't been around much lately), and Obveeus
may have departed for good, as he hasn't been seen in a while...
Ob said he'd be gone awhile, as he's searching for a new place to live.
Also, eternal-september isn't working now. I can't remember if he uses
it or GG.
I use eternal september.
So *that's* why we haven't heard from you lately!
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So, has it fallen to me to do these now?... Johnston stopped doing
them a while ago (and hasn't been around much lately), and Obveeus
may have departed for good, as he hasn't been seen in a while...
Ob said he'd be gone awhile, as he's searching for a new place to live.
Also, eternal-september isn't working now. I can't remember if he uses
it or GG.
I use eternal september.
So *that's* why we haven't heard from you lately!
And apparently why you're not hearing from me now!
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2017-09-04 19:23:52 UTC
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So, has it fallen to me to do these now?... Johnston stopped doing
them a while ago (and hasn't been around much lately), and Obveeus
may have departed for good, as he hasn't been seen in a while...
Ob said he'd be gone awhile, as he's searching for a new place to live.
Also, eternal-september isn't working now. I can't remember if he uses
it or GG.
I use eternal september.
Must be back.
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2017-09-04 19:57:51 UTC
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So, has it fallen to me to do these now?... Johnston stopped doing
them a while ago (and hasn't been around much lately), and Obveeus
may have departed for good, as he hasn't been seen in a while...
Ob said he'd be gone awhile, as he's searching for a new place to live.
Also, eternal-september isn't working now. I can't remember if he uses
it or GG.
I use eternal september.
Must be back.
Who?
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2017-09-04 20:49:50 UTC
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So, has it fallen to me to do these now?... Johnston stopped doing
them a while ago (and hasn't been around much lately), and Obveeus
may have departed for good, as he hasn't been seen in a while...
Ob said he'd be gone awhile, as he's searching for a new place to live.
Also, eternal-september isn't working now. I can't remember if he
uses it or GG.
I use eternal september.
Must be back.
Never knew I was gone. :P
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2017-09-04 18:08:06 UTC
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So, has it fallen to me to do these now?... Johnston stopped doing them
a while ago (and hasn't been around much lately), and Obveeus may have
departed for good, as he hasn't been seen in a while...
Ob said he'd be gone awhile, as he's searching for a new place to live.
Details, details. There are plenty of places with free wi-fi. :)
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2017-09-04 18:19:06 UTC
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So, has it fallen to me to do these now?... Johnston stopped doing them
a while ago (and hasn't been around much lately), and Obveeus may have
departed for good, as he hasn't been seen in a while...
Ob said he'd be gone awhile, as he's searching for a new place to live.
Details, details.
Yeah, I hope he's not in Texas.

There are plenty of places with free wi-fi.  :)
I only access this group from my home computer through a dedicated
usenet program. Whenever I travel even if I have my laptop with me, I
don't access this group.
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So, has it fallen to me to do these now?...
I guess so...

Johnston stopped doing them
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a while ago (and hasn't been around much lately), and Obveeus may have
departed for good, as he hasn't been seen in a while...
If so, don't expect these to be "regularly posted" anymore - I'll do 'em
when I feel like it. [shrug]
As long as you feel like it daily. ;-)
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What did you guys watch?
This will be a multi-day catch up:


Queen Sugar - I binged my way through the final three episodes. Once I
got going it was easier enough to keep at it until I was through them all.


Blood Drive (Faces of Blood Drive) - In the penultimate episode, Arthur
finally falls under the Blood Drive's spell and becomes the "Primo"
while his friends try to talk some sense into him.


Revenge of the Green Dragons (Netflix rental) Martin Scorses produced
this movie about Asian American gangs in the late 80s and early 90s. The
premise was good and it started off interesting enough watching two boys
come to America and quickly fall into a life of crime but then
everything fell apart and I stopped caring. Harry Shum, Jr. stars as
the leader of the main gang and Ray Liotta stars (I guess) as a cop who
doesn't really do anything.


It (blu-ray) - 1990 TV mini series based on Stephen King's novel about a
shape shifting monster that usually takes the shape of a clown named
Pennywise (Tim Curry) The story takes place in two time periods
shifting between the 1950s when Pennywise was stalking a group of kids
(including Jonathan Brandis, Emily Perkins and Seth Green) and the 1990s
when the kids are now grown (including Richard Thomas, John Ritter,
Annette O'Toole, Harry Anderson and Tim Reid) and return to to finally
put an end to Pennywise. I wasn't particular scared or anything but the
movie still holds up well enough and Tim Curry knocked it out of the
park as Pennywise.


Salem's Lot (blu-ray) Tobe Hooper directs this made for TV mini series
based on Stephen King's novel about a small town overrun by vampires. I
really didn't care much for this. At about the half hour mark I was
*really* close to just turning it off. But I stuck with it and it
eventually got better and more or less became watchable. Although in
hindsight I probably should have watched it with the commentary track.


A Return to Salem's Lot (DVD) I thought this was also made for TV but it
apparently got a limited theatrical release. It became clear early on
this wasn't made for TV since this flick was loaded with cursing and
nudity. It stars Michael Moriarty as the reluctant father of budding
juvenile delinquent who takes him to Salem's Lot in hopes some time away
from the big city will help straighten the kid out. They soon find the
town is populated by vampires and their familiars. The head vampire
wants Moriarty to document their existence in a "Bible" while a young
vampire (Tara Reid) sets her sights on the kid. They eventually team up
with an old Nazi Hunter and go on a vampire / familiar killing spree. I
know people seem to prefer the first one, but I saw this when I was a
kid (without knowing the first one even existed) and it always had a
soft spot in my heart.


The Hitman's Bodyguard (theatrical) Ryan Reynolds stars as a formerly
AAA rated bodyguard who has hit hard times. His path to redemption lies
in taking a *foul* mouthed hitman (Samuel L. Jackson) to testify against
a brutal dictator (Gary Oldman somehow managing to sport the same
hairstyle he had in the Fifth Element) at the International Court of
Justice. I reluctantly went to see this mainly because I needed to kill
some time and this was the only movie playing that was going to start
and end at the times I needed it to. But to my surprise it was actually
pretty funny. This movie does not take itself seriously at all. It's
the type of movie where there's a mole inside the agency and you have to
guess who it is by choosing between random actors you've never heard of
before and familiar face whose played the villain in *every* movie/TV
show he's *ever* been in before. Gee, I wonder who the mole could
be...Reynolds is more or less a straight man in this but Jackson's
*nonstop* dropping of Fbombs just works for reason that can't be
explained.
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Chesapeake Shores (Hmrk) -- Trace is upset that the label suits only
want him as a solo act, leaving Leigh out in the cold except for
songwriting. He doesn't want to tell Leigh but she finds out because
tgere are no secrets in Nashville. Trace wants to go indie and tell
the label to go get effed. Jess is catering to the whims of a guest
which is driving her crazy. Turns out the guest is a travel writer and
her catering to his whims was just the thing to do. Grams finds a old
map Bree made when she took items from her siblings and buried them in
a box in the backyard. She and Kevin, mostly Kevin, try to use the map
to find the buried treasure. Mick is still sparring with his brother
over the development of the family land trust. Abby gets involved in
the PTA and meets a widower (Vic Webster). Connor runs into an old law
school studybuddy at the coffee shop (Britt Irvin) and there is
sparkage.

Victoria (ITV) -- (Activate ROT13) Ivpgbevn'f qrnyvat jvgu ernqvat
ercbegf gung fur qbrfa'g haqrefgnaq, ohg xabjf Nyoreg jbhyq. Fur
erfragf ure puvyqubbq univat orra pbasvarq gb gur ahefrel. Nyoreg vf
rkpvgrq univat frra Onoontr'f pbzchgvat znpuvar naq gnyxf
raguhfvnfgvpnyyl nobhg Ynql Ybirynpr, Onoontr'f pbyyrnthr. Ivpgbevn vf
wrnybhf, rfcrpvnyyl nsgre frrvat Nyoreg jvgu ure ng n eblny qvaare.
Jura Nyoreg n srjf qnlf yngre yrnirf gb nggraq n onadhrg jurer fur
jvyy or va nggraqnapr, Ivpgbevn gryyf uvz abg gb tb. Ur nfxf vs gung'f
na beqre naq yrnirf. Gur Dhrra'f tbg nabgure oha va gur bira naq fur
fraqf n zrffratre gb gryy Nyoreg gb pbzr ubzr sebz gur onadhrg. Gur
zrffratre vf frag onpx jvgu gur dhrfgvba nf gb jurgure gung'f na beqre
be abg. Pbasyvpg orgjrra orvat n Dhrra naq n jvsr, vg frrzf. Fur
geniryf gb gnyx gb Ybeq Z ng uvf rfgngr. Ur cebivqrf thvqnapr gb ure.
Jura fur yngre nfxf uvz gb erghea gb Ybaqba, ur ortf bss fraqvat ure n
yrggre nqivfvat ure nobhg orvat n Dhrra, n jvsr, naq n zbgure. Ur'f
jbaqreshy jvgu ure, ohg hasbeghangryl vyy, juvpu V qba'g guvax znal
xabj. Fur naq Nyoreg erpbaarpg.

Professor T (Belgium) -- First 2 episdoes of Season 2. The quirky and
extremely eccentric Professor checks himself out of the psychiactric
hospital and has to contend with an incompetent teaching his
criminology class while trying to help the police solve cases
involving (1) randoms dying and (2) an arson.

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What did you guys watch?
TWIN PEAKS / The Return, Part 17 / 3x17
["The past dictates the future."]
TWIN PEAKS / The Return, Part 18 / 3x18
["What is your name?"]

Wow. Just...wow. What a letdown. No sooner do we finally get "our" Agent
Cooper back in 3x16 than he seemingly becomes some weird hybrid of
himself and Mr. C. And all of those random conversations at the
roadhouse at the end of each episode? Meaningless. Nothing tying them
together at all in the end. Audrey's fate? Audrey who? The last two
episodes make it seem like she never existed. And Sarah Palmer? What was
up with her, exactly? Well, now that it's all over, I can say that we'll
never know. We won't know who or what she is. We won't know why she
freaked out over the jerky display in the store. We won't know why
things seemed to be looping when her TV was showing that boxing match.
And on and on. But what about the many other bits of randomness that
bloated various episodes, taking time away from what I would have rather
seen? Those things ended up mattering, right? Um, no. Like the roadhouse
stuff, none of those random things played any role. Just one example:
the scene outside the Double R after a random gunshot. The one where
Bobby goes running out and finds the screaming woman who kept laying on
her horn because she wanted to get home. The kid slowly climbing up and
emerging in the passenger seat. I kept wanting to think that there'd be
a payoff for that overlong bit of Lynchian self-indulgence, but no such
luck. I don't need everything wrapped up with a pretty bow at the end of
every bit of fiction that I watch or read. I really don't. But I need
more than I got here. A lot more. Meanwhile, the usual Lynch apologists
are making all kinds of excuses all over the Web and calling these final
two outings brilliant even as they admit that they have no idea what
they just watched. Unreal.

Grade: C- for 3x17 / D for 3x18

THE LAST SHIP / Nostos / 4x04

[The crew searches for one of their own as enemies close in on all
sides. Slattery is haunted by visions of the past.]

Maybe it was residual bitterness over TWIN PEAKS, but this week's outing
of THE LAST SHIP was lame for me, too. We get an entire hour of filler
spent in rescuing Capt. Slattery -- something that should have been
about a ten minute diversion if the writers actually had a season's
worth of story to tell. As he staggers around Sardinia and leaves blood
trails everywhere (how much blood does he have, anyway?), Slattery is
considerate enough to open his satchel and pull out the canister with
the seeds so that we, the audience, can be assured that he has them. And
he checks out his knife wound a couple of times to remind us that he has
been stabbed. Because we're really dense and need these reminders,
apparently. We do get some Slattery backstory on the family side of
things, but none of it is particularly new or enlightening. Along the
way, we learn that the Nathan James's helo is completely bulletproof and
that one of our guys with a pistol and a lightpost to hide behind can
take out a half-dozen guys with Uzis.

Grade: C-

THE STRAIN / Extraction / 4x08

[Reeling from loss, our heroes regroup. To defeat the Master, they must
locate him first. Our heroes devise a new plan to track him through
human collaborators, beginning at the blood farm with someone Dutch
knows all too well.]

"I have been a witness to human mortality for more than 2,000 years. I
know that a single human life is too often just a flicker in the
darkness. We should not mourn this man. His death was inevitable.
Instead, we should remember what it is that he showed us: that the real
impact of a life depends on will -- the determination to keep on
fighting, no matter the cost. His life was a beacon for all of us."

After his battle with Eichorst and his resultant infection, Setrakian
has looked better. He has a new theory for how to take out The Master,
but there is some concern that it was the worms talking. For better or
worse, Fet and Quinlan make it back and rejoin the team just in time to
say goodbye to the old man, and it falls to Quinlan to do the
inevitable. Fet inherits Setrakian's sword, courtesy of Quinlan, who
tells him that it's what the old man would have wanted. Lots of
bummed-out discussion ensues. Quinlan later gets a chance to be his
badass self on a couple of occasions and Dutch gets a measure of revenge
when the gang successfully puts Desai in their sights, capturing him to
use as bait and freeing a bunch of held women at the same time. Eph
hears a rumor of a kid that might be his son and takes off to see if he
can find him. Sadly, he does. Now we can only hope that he kills the
little s@$#heel. Slowly and painfully.

Grade: B
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2017-09-06 05:37:27 UTC
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THE STRAIN / Extraction / 4x08
Finally! I was wondering if anyone else was still watching.
Post by Jim G.
[Reeling from loss, our heroes regroup. To defeat the Master, they must
locate him first. Our heroes devise a new plan to track him through
human collaborators, beginning at the blood farm with someone Dutch
knows all too well.]
"I have been a witness to human mortality for more than 2,000 years. I
know that a single human life is too often just a flicker in the
darkness. We should not mourn this man. His death was inevitable.
Instead, we should remember what it is that he showed us: that the real
impact of a life depends on will -- the determination to keep on
fighting, no matter the cost. His life was a beacon for all of us."
After his battle with Eichorst and his resultant infection, Setrakian
has looked better. He has a new theory for how to take out The Master,
but there is some concern that it was the worms talking. For better or
worse, Fet and Quinlan make it back and rejoin the team just in time to
say goodbye to the old man, and it falls to Quinlan to do the
You know, you could wait to make sure he actually turned, given that
nobody's ever tested the infection on somebody who's been using the
White for 50 years and swallowed a whole bottle of pills that kill THE
STRAIN before he got sucked.
Post by Jim G.
inevitable. Fet inherits Setrakian's sword, courtesy of Quinlan, who
tells him that it's what the old man would have wanted. Lots of
bummed-out discussion ensues. Quinlan later gets a chance to be his
badass self on a couple of occasions and Dutch gets a measure of revenge
when the gang successfully puts Desai in their sights, capturing him to
use as bait and freeing a bunch of held women at the same time.
Here's my problem with any of this. The plan is to set off an atomic
bomb at the center of the island, the island from which there is no
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK. What the Hell are they trying to save anybody
for? THEY'RE ALL DEAD. All they're doing is wasting time and giving
the Master a window to bunker down or escape.

Eph
Post by Jim G.
hears a rumor of a kid that might be his son and takes off to see if he
can find him. Sadly, he does. Now we can only hope that he kills the
Yeah. I'm thinking tie him to the atom bomb like the Red Skull tied
Bucky to that buzz bomb.

When his maid almost bit him, I was hoping his horrible dog would fight
her to the death.

Hey, that vampire dog in the nursery was nasty.
"You see, Don. Batman -- he *nasty*"
"Hope Rob don't say *balls* nasty."
"*Balls" nasty."
"SHH!"
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Grade: B
Agreed. This was a good ep with a lot of (needless) vampire killing.
Nonetheless, there are people that would be disappointed if I didn't say

I CAN'T STAND THE STRAIN!
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THE STRAIN / Extraction / 4x08
Finally! I was wondering if anyone else was still watching.
With only a few episodes left, it would be silly to bail now. Plus, you
know, Quinlan. That dude is awesome.
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Post by Jim G.
[Reeling from loss, our heroes regroup. To defeat the Master, they must
locate him first. Our heroes devise a new plan to track him through
human collaborators, beginning at the blood farm with someone Dutch
knows all too well.]
"I have been a witness to human mortality for more than 2,000 years. I
know that a single human life is too often just a flicker in the
darkness. We should not mourn this man. His death was inevitable.
Instead, we should remember what it is that he showed us: that the real
impact of a life depends on will -- the determination to keep on
fighting, no matter the cost. His life was a beacon for all of us."
After his battle with Eichorst and his resultant infection, Setrakian
has looked better. He has a new theory for how to take out The Master,
but there is some concern that it was the worms talking. For better or
worse, Fet and Quinlan make it back and rejoin the team just in time to
say goodbye to the old man, and it falls to Quinlan to do the
You know, you could wait to make sure he actually turned, given that
nobody's ever tested the infection on somebody who's been using the
White for 50 years and swallowed a whole bottle of pills that kill THE
STRAIN before he got sucked.
Yeah, that caught me by surprise. I guess I was thinking that the
Warfarin (blood thinner) would have protected him. Plus, like you say,
lots of White over the years. Granted, it's not as if he was looking
hale and hearty and chipper there at the end, but it could have been
like a fever that was about to break.
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Post by Jim G.
inevitable. Fet inherits Setrakian's sword, courtesy of Quinlan, who
tells him that it's what the old man would have wanted. Lots of
bummed-out discussion ensues. Quinlan later gets a chance to be his
badass self on a couple of occasions and Dutch gets a measure of revenge
when the gang successfully puts Desai in their sights, capturing him to
use as bait and freeing a bunch of held women at the same time.
Here's my problem with any of this. The plan is to set off an atomic
bomb at the center of the island, the island from which there is no
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK. What the Hell are they trying to save anybody
for? THEY'RE ALL DEAD.
There are still plenty of normal people left alive, apparently. I'm not
sure how, given both the strigoi and first nuke issues, but they are.
The women that Desai had, for example. And Gus's guys and other
resistance types for another. And lots of traitorous types working for
The Partnership. And lots of slaves. My concern is that The Master could
just up and disappear and wait them out from a place of safety for as
long as it takes. They need to act and act now while he's still
regrouping after the loss of Eichorst.
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All they're doing is wasting time and giving
the Master a window to bunker down or escape.
Yep. And with just two episodes left, I doubt that the latter is an
option. :)
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Eph
hears a rumor of a kid that might be his son and takes off to see if he
can find him. Sadly, he does. Now we can only hope that he kills the
Yeah. I'm thinking tie him to the atom bomb like the Red Skull tied
Bucky to that buzz bomb.
Or Slim Pickens.
Post by anim8rfsk
When his maid almost bit him, I was hoping his horrible dog would fight
her to the death.
Hey, that vampire dog in the nursery was nasty.
"You see, Don. Batman -- he *nasty*"
"Hope Rob don't say *balls* nasty."
"*Balls" nasty."
"SHH!"
Post by Jim G.
Grade: B
Agreed. This was a good ep with a lot of (needless) vampire killing.
To be fair, some was self-defense and some was to keep innocent others
from becoming Vampire Chow.
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Nonetheless, there are people that would be disappointed if I didn't say
I CAN'T STAND THE STRAIN!
You're nothing if not considerate like that. :)
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THE STRAIN / Extraction / 4x08
Finally! I was wondering if anyone else was still watching.
With only a few episodes left, it would be silly to bail now. Plus, you
know, Quinlan. That dude is awesome.
Post by anim8rfsk
Post by Jim G.
[Reeling from loss, our heroes regroup. To defeat the Master, they must
locate him first. Our heroes devise a new plan to track him through
human collaborators, beginning at the blood farm with someone Dutch
knows all too well.]
"I have been a witness to human mortality for more than 2,000 years. I
know that a single human life is too often just a flicker in the
darkness. We should not mourn this man. His death was inevitable.
Instead, we should remember what it is that he showed us: that the real
impact of a life depends on will -- the determination to keep on
fighting, no matter the cost. His life was a beacon for all of us."
After his battle with Eichorst and his resultant infection, Setrakian
has looked better. He has a new theory for how to take out The Master,
but there is some concern that it was the worms talking. For better or
worse, Fet and Quinlan make it back and rejoin the team just in time to
say goodbye to the old man, and it falls to Quinlan to do the
You know, you could wait to make sure he actually turned, given that
nobody's ever tested the infection on somebody who's been using the
White for 50 years and swallowed a whole bottle of pills that kill THE
STRAIN before he got sucked.
Yeah, that caught me by surprise. I guess I was thinking that the
Warfarin (blood thinner) would have protected him. Plus, like you say,
lots of White over the years. Granted, it's not as if he was looking
hale and hearty and chipper there at the end, but it could have been
like a fever that was about to break.
Post by anim8rfsk
Post by Jim G.
inevitable. Fet inherits Setrakian's sword, courtesy of Quinlan, who
tells him that it's what the old man would have wanted. Lots of
bummed-out discussion ensues. Quinlan later gets a chance to be his
badass self on a couple of occasions and Dutch gets a measure of revenge
when the gang successfully puts Desai in their sights, capturing him to
use as bait and freeing a bunch of held women at the same time.
Here's my problem with any of this. The plan is to set off an atomic
bomb at the center of the island, the island from which there is no
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK. What the Hell are they trying to save anybody
for? THEY'RE ALL DEAD.
There are still plenty of normal people left alive, apparently. I'm not
What I meant was, they're all doomed. Trapped on Manhattan Island,
atomic bomb going to go off dead center. Nobody is getting out alive.
Post by Jim G.
sure how, given both the strigoi and first nuke issues, but they are.
The women that Desai had, for example. And Gus's guys and other
resistance types for another. And lots of traitorous types working for
The Partnership. And lots of slaves. My concern is that The Master could
just up and disappear and wait them out from a place of safety for as
long as it takes. They need to act and act now while he's still
regrouping after the loss of Eichorst.
Yes. They should have never transferred the damn bomb off the plane.
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Post by anim8rfsk
All they're doing is wasting time and giving
the Master a window to bunker down or escape.
Yep. And with just two episodes left, I doubt that the latter is an
option. :)
I hope not. I really want this to end with Vampirism defeated. The
question is, will all the followers die or be cured? If they're cured,
our heroes are gonna feel bad about all the ones they killed. But then,
who cares, THE PLAN IS "EVERYBODY DIES"!
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Eph
hears a rumor of a kid that might be his son and takes off to see if he
can find him. Sadly, he does. Now we can only hope that he kills the
Yeah. I'm thinking tie him to the atom bomb like the Red Skull tied
Bucky to that buzz bomb.
Or Slim Pickens.
Or David McCallum.
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Post by anim8rfsk
When his maid almost bit him, I was hoping his horrible dog would fight
her to the death.
That too.
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Hey, that vampire dog in the nursery was nasty.
"You see, Don. Batman -- he *nasty*"
"Hope Rob don't say *balls* nasty."
"*Balls" nasty."
"SHH!"
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Grade: B
Agreed. This was a good ep with a lot of (needless) vampire killing.
To be fair, some was self-defense and some was to keep innocent others
from becoming Vampire Chow.
I meant "needless" because THE PLAN IS TO SET OFF AN ATOMIC BOMB AND
VAPORIZE EVERYTHING ON THE ISLAND. So why save or kill? Just get it
over with!
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Post by anim8rfsk
Nonetheless, there are people that would be disappointed if I didn't say
I CAN'T STAND THE STRAIN!
You're nothing if not considerate like that. :)
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THE STRAIN / Extraction / 4x08
Finally! I was wondering if anyone else was still watching.
With only a few episodes left, it would be silly to bail now. Plus, you
know, Quinlan. That dude is awesome.
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Post by Jim G.
[Reeling from loss, our heroes regroup. To defeat the Master, they must
locate him first. Our heroes devise a new plan to track him through
human collaborators, beginning at the blood farm with someone Dutch
knows all too well.]
"I have been a witness to human mortality for more than 2,000 years. I
know that a single human life is too often just a flicker in the
darkness. We should not mourn this man. His death was inevitable.
Instead, we should remember what it is that he showed us: that the real
impact of a life depends on will -- the determination to keep on
fighting, no matter the cost. His life was a beacon for all of us."
After his battle with Eichorst and his resultant infection, Setrakian
has looked better. He has a new theory for how to take out The Master,
but there is some concern that it was the worms talking. For better or
worse, Fet and Quinlan make it back and rejoin the team just in time to
say goodbye to the old man, and it falls to Quinlan to do the
You know, you could wait to make sure he actually turned, given that
nobody's ever tested the infection on somebody who's been using the
White for 50 years and swallowed a whole bottle of pills that kill THE
STRAIN before he got sucked.
Yeah, that caught me by surprise. I guess I was thinking that the
Warfarin (blood thinner) would have protected him. Plus, like you say,
lots of White over the years. Granted, it's not as if he was looking
hale and hearty and chipper there at the end, but it could have been
like a fever that was about to break.
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inevitable. Fet inherits Setrakian's sword, courtesy of Quinlan, who
tells him that it's what the old man would have wanted. Lots of
bummed-out discussion ensues. Quinlan later gets a chance to be his
badass self on a couple of occasions and Dutch gets a measure of revenge
when the gang successfully puts Desai in their sights, capturing him to
use as bait and freeing a bunch of held women at the same time.
Here's my problem with any of this. The plan is to set off an atomic
bomb at the center of the island, the island from which there is no
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK. What the Hell are they trying to save anybody
for? THEY'RE ALL DEAD.
There are still plenty of normal people left alive, apparently. I'm not
What I meant was, they're all doomed. Trapped on Manhattan Island,
atomic bomb going to go off dead center. Nobody is getting out alive.
Well, the one that went off on Liberty Island didn't kill everyone even
though it was apparently powerful enough to create a nuclear winter.
Would one going off on Manhattan Island itself do all that much more
damage to our hardy survivors, especially if detonated underground?
Post by anim8rfsk
Post by Jim G.
sure how, given both the strigoi and first nuke issues, but they are.
The women that Desai had, for example. And Gus's guys and other
resistance types for another. And lots of traitorous types working for
The Partnership. And lots of slaves. My concern is that The Master could
just up and disappear and wait them out from a place of safety for as
long as it takes. They need to act and act now while he's still
regrouping after the loss of Eichorst.
Yes. They should have never transferred the damn bomb off the plane.
Post by Jim G.
Post by anim8rfsk
All they're doing is wasting time and giving
the Master a window to bunker down or escape.
Yep. And with just two episodes left, I doubt that the latter is an
option. :)
I hope not. I really want this to end with Vampirism defeated. The
question is, will all the followers die or be cured?
My guess is: no longer mind-controlled (as we saw with Kelly at the end
of season three when the connection to The Master was severed in a
non-nuclear way), but still infected, if not dead outright.
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If they're cured,
our heroes are gonna feel bad about all the ones they killed. But then,
who cares, THE PLAN IS "EVERYBODY DIES"!
Not the hardy stock. :)
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Eph
hears a rumor of a kid that might be his son and takes off to see if he
can find him. Sadly, he does. Now we can only hope that he kills the
Yeah. I'm thinking tie him to the atom bomb like the Red Skull tied
Bucky to that buzz bomb.
Or Slim Pickens.
Or David McCallum.
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Post by anim8rfsk
When his maid almost bit him, I was hoping his horrible dog would fight
her to the death.
That too.
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Post by anim8rfsk
Hey, that vampire dog in the nursery was nasty.
"You see, Don. Batman -- he *nasty*"
"Hope Rob don't say *balls* nasty."
"*Balls" nasty."
"SHH!"
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Grade: B
Agreed. This was a good ep with a lot of (needless) vampire killing.
To be fair, some was self-defense and some was to keep innocent others
from becoming Vampire Chow.
I meant "needless" because THE PLAN IS TO SET OFF AN ATOMIC BOMB AND
VAPORIZE EVERYTHING ON THE ISLAND.
Not the hardy buildings.
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So why save or kill? Just get it
over with!
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Post by anim8rfsk
Nonetheless, there are people that would be disappointed if I didn't say
I CAN'T STAND THE STRAIN!
You're nothing if not considerate like that. :)
Lots of people say I'm nothing.
They're nothing if not considerate like that.
--
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"I intend to save her beautiful, stubborn ass. And if you keep being
weird about this, I intend to poke you in the lung hole." -- D'avin
Jaqobis, KILLJOYS
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THE STRAIN / Extraction / 4x08
Finally! I was wondering if anyone else was still watching.
With only a few episodes left, it would be silly to bail now. Plus, you
know, Quinlan. That dude is awesome.
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Post by Jim G.
[Reeling from loss, our heroes regroup. To defeat the Master, they must
locate him first. Our heroes devise a new plan to track him through
human collaborators, beginning at the blood farm with someone Dutch
knows all too well.]
"I have been a witness to human mortality for more than 2,000 years. I
know that a single human life is too often just a flicker in the
darkness. We should not mourn this man. His death was inevitable.
Instead, we should remember what it is that he showed us: that the real
impact of a life depends on will -- the determination to keep on
fighting, no matter the cost. His life was a beacon for all of us."
After his battle with Eichorst and his resultant infection, Setrakian
has looked better. He has a new theory for how to take out The Master,
but there is some concern that it was the worms talking. For better or
worse, Fet and Quinlan make it back and rejoin the team just in time to
say goodbye to the old man, and it falls to Quinlan to do the
You know, you could wait to make sure he actually turned, given that
nobody's ever tested the infection on somebody who's been using the
White for 50 years and swallowed a whole bottle of pills that kill THE
STRAIN before he got sucked.
Yeah, that caught me by surprise. I guess I was thinking that the
Warfarin (blood thinner) would have protected him. Plus, like you say,
lots of White over the years. Granted, it's not as if he was looking
hale and hearty and chipper there at the end, but it could have been
like a fever that was about to break.
Post by anim8rfsk
Post by Jim G.
inevitable. Fet inherits Setrakian's sword, courtesy of Quinlan, who
tells him that it's what the old man would have wanted. Lots of
bummed-out discussion ensues. Quinlan later gets a chance to be his
badass self on a couple of occasions and Dutch gets a measure of revenge
when the gang successfully puts Desai in their sights, capturing him to
use as bait and freeing a bunch of held women at the same time.
Here's my problem with any of this. The plan is to set off an atomic
bomb at the center of the island, the island from which there is no
ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK. What the Hell are they trying to save anybody
for? THEY'RE ALL DEAD.
There are still plenty of normal people left alive, apparently. I'm not
What I meant was, they're all doomed. Trapped on Manhattan Island,
atomic bomb going to go off dead center. Nobody is getting out alive.
Well, the one that went off on Liberty Island didn't kill everyone even
though it was apparently powerful enough to create a nuclear winter.
Would one going off on Manhattan Island itself do all that much more
damage to our hardy survivors, especially if detonated underground?
We have several problems here. Liberty Island is only 3 miles from
Manhattan; I would think the damage would be a lot worse. Manhattan is
only a couple miles across, although it's more like 13 miles long. The
Master's lair is in the tippy top of the Empire State Building
(apparently he ate Doc Savage), so we aren't planning on setting it off
underground, we want to fly that damn plane into the observation deck at
1000 foot altitude, and push the *boom* button.

The Liberty Island bomb didn't cause the nuclear winter, although I
think that was their original intention before somebody pointed out that
they must have 'tards writing it. They glossed over very quickly that
several others set off their nuke in response; that's what fucked the
world up. I have no idea how the Master could have foreseen that - the
actual result of his plan should have simply been to make NYC
uninhabitable.

The Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs totally obliterated everything within a
mile of ground zero (and 1000 feet up is probably optimal to ensue
wackiness). So if he only had one of those, he's taking out Manhattan
completely the short way, and leave behind a couple miles of tip on
either end that are completely uninhabitable.

Oh, cool. Here's a disreputable source with maps showing what those
bombs would do to NYC:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/08/05/what-it-would-look
-like-if-the-hiroshima-bomb-hit-your-city/

And, you know, I'd be amazed if whatever our heroes have isn't at least
10x more powerful. Of course, there's no way Manhattan should have
survived the Liberty Island bomb in the first place.

About 2/3 of the way down they show a 60kt hit on New York. Forget
everything south of Central Park instantly. And say goodbye to
Brooklyn. And New Jersey, hellspawning place of Kelly Lee Ripa.

All these people are dead. Dead dead dead dead dead. They don't know
it yet, but they're all dead. Dead as F's evil wife.
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sure how, given both the strigoi and first nuke issues, but they are.
The women that Desai had, for example. And Gus's guys and other
resistance types for another. And lots of traitorous types working for
The Partnership. And lots of slaves. My concern is that The Master could
just up and disappear and wait them out from a place of safety for as
long as it takes. They need to act and act now while he's still
regrouping after the loss of Eichorst.
Yes. They should have never transferred the damn bomb off the plane.
Post by Jim G.
Post by anim8rfsk
All they're doing is wasting time and giving
the Master a window to bunker down or escape.
Yep. And with just two episodes left, I doubt that the latter is an
option. :)
I hope not. I really want this to end with Vampirism defeated. The
question is, will all the followers die or be cured?
My guess is: no longer mind-controlled (as we saw with Kelly at the end
of season three when the connection to The Master was severed in a
non-nuclear way), but still infected, if not dead outright.
Their lore says cured but not the mechanism. But again, how would you
know, since obviously nobody's ever *done* this, and it doesn't flow
downhill; all the Nazi's victims didn't get better when he went down.
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Post by anim8rfsk
If they're cured,
our heroes are gonna feel bad about all the ones they killed. But then,
who cares, THE PLAN IS "EVERYBODY DIES"!
Not the hardy stock. :)
Dead dead dead dead dead.
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Eph
hears a rumor of a kid that might be his son and takes off to see if he
can find him. Sadly, he does. Now we can only hope that he kills the
Yeah. I'm thinking tie him to the atom bomb like the Red Skull tied
Bucky to that buzz bomb.
Or Slim Pickens.
Or David McCallum.
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Post by anim8rfsk
When his maid almost bit him, I was hoping his horrible dog would fight
her to the death.
That too.
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Post by anim8rfsk
Hey, that vampire dog in the nursery was nasty.
"You see, Don. Batman -- he *nasty*"
"Hope Rob don't say *balls* nasty."
"*Balls" nasty."
"SHH!"
Post by Jim G.
Grade: B
Agreed. This was a good ep with a lot of (needless) vampire killing.
To be fair, some was self-defense and some was to keep innocent others
from becoming Vampire Chow.
I meant "needless" because THE PLAN IS TO SET OFF AN ATOMIC BOMB AND
VAPORIZE EVERYTHING ON THE ISLAND.
Not the hardy buildings.
Scrap.
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Post by anim8rfsk
So why save or kill? Just get it
over with!
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Post by anim8rfsk
Nonetheless, there are people that would be disappointed if I didn't say
I CAN'T STAND THE STRAIN!
You're nothing if not considerate like that. :)
Lots of people say I'm nothing.
They're nothing if not considerate like that.
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With only a few episodes left, it would be silly to bail now. Plus, you
know, Quinlan. That dude is awesome.
Yeah, that caught me by surprise. I guess I was thinking that the
Warfarin (blood thinner) would have protected him. Plus, like you say,
lots of White over the years. Granted, it's not as if he was looking
hale and hearty and chipper there at the end, but it could have been
like a fever that was about to break.
There are still plenty of normal people left alive, apparently. I'm not
What I meant was, they're all doomed. Trapped on Manhattan Island,
atomic bomb going to go off dead center. Nobody is getting out alive.
Well, the one that went off on Liberty Island didn't kill everyone even
though it was apparently powerful enough to create a nuclear winter.
Would one going off on Manhattan Island itself do all that much more
damage to our hardy survivors, especially if detonated underground?
We have several problems here. Liberty Island is only 3 miles from
Manhattan; I would think the damage would be a lot worse. Manhattan is
only a couple miles across, although it's more like 13 miles long. The
Master's lair is in the tippy top of the Empire State Building
(apparently he ate Doc Savage), so we aren't planning on setting it off
underground, we want to fly that damn plane into the observation deck at
1000 foot altitude, and push the *boom* button.
The Liberty Island bomb didn't cause the nuclear winter, although I
think that was their original intention before somebody pointed out that
they must have 'tards writing it. They glossed over very quickly that
several others set off their nuke in response; that's what fucked the
world up. I have no idea how the Master could have foreseen that - the
actual result of his plan should have simply been to make NYC
uninhabitable.
The Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombs totally obliterated everything within a
mile of ground zero (and 1000 feet up is probably optimal to ensue
wackiness). So if he only had one of those, he's taking out Manhattan
completely the short way, and leave behind a couple miles of tip on
either end that are completely uninhabitable.
Oh, cool. Here's a disreputable source with maps showing what those
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2015/08/05/what-it-would-look
-like-if-the-hiroshima-bomb-hit-your-city/
And, you know, I'd be amazed if whatever our heroes have isn't at least
10x more powerful. Of course, there's no way Manhattan should have
survived the Liberty Island bomb in the first place.
Yep, but it did, so it's a precedent in the show's reality, I guess. A
nuke isn't all that much more powerful than, say, a thermobaric bomb
around a few sandbags in Atlanta.
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About 2/3 of the way down they show a 60kt hit on New York. Forget
everything south of Central Park instantly. And say goodbye to
Brooklyn. And New Jersey, hellspawning place of Kelly Lee Ripa.
We wouldn't notice the New Jersey bit for a long time. Hoboken would
still smell bad, but just a different kind of bad.
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"I intend to save her beautiful, stubborn ass. And if you keep being
weird about this, I intend to poke you in the lung hole." -- D'avin
Jaqobis, KILLJOYS
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There are still plenty of normal people left alive, apparently. I'm not
What I meant was, they're all doomed. Trapped on Manhattan Island,
atomic bomb going to go off dead center. Nobody is getting out alive.
Well, the one that went off on Liberty Island didn't kill everyone even
though it was apparently powerful enough to create a nuclear winter.
No, the first one triggered a nuclear war all over the world, which
caused the winter.
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There are still plenty of normal people left alive, apparently. I'm not
What I meant was, they're all doomed. Trapped on Manhattan Island,
atomic bomb going to go off dead center. Nobody is getting out alive.
Well, the one that went off on Liberty Island didn't kill everyone even
though it was apparently powerful enough to create a nuclear winter.
No, the first one triggered a nuclear war all over the world, which
caused the winter.
Yeah, someone else reminded me of that. I must have blocked out the
stupidity. I mean, seriously, why would an accidental nuke set off in
your own country escalate into a global nuclear event? And if it *did*
escalate, then how is NYC still there? Wouldn't it be one of the first
targets? Or did the other countries just nuke *themselves* out of some
bizarre sense of solidarity?
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"I intend to save her beautiful, stubborn ass. And if you keep being
weird about this, I intend to poke you in the lung hole." -- D'avin
Jaqobis, KILLJOYS
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There are still plenty of normal people left alive, apparently. I'm not
What I meant was, they're all doomed. Trapped on Manhattan Island,
atomic bomb going to go off dead center. Nobody is getting out alive.
Well, the one that went off on Liberty Island didn't kill everyone even
though it was apparently powerful enough to create a nuclear winter.
No, the first one triggered a nuclear war all over the world, which
caused the winter.
Yeah, someone else reminded me of that.
Me! Me!! It was me me me me!!! And this time BTR can NOT deny owing
me The Amazon Drone Ice Cream!!!!!!!

I must have blocked out the
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stupidity. I mean, seriously, why would an accidental nuke set off in
your own country escalate into a global nuclear event?
Because it's still the Kennedy administration where he almost got us all
killed?

And if it *did*
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escalate, then how is NYC still there? Wouldn't it be one of the first
targets?
Well, I think there's a valid assumption that it's gone, but that also
assumes everybody retargets their nukes before pushing the panic button,
which seems silly.

Or did the other countries just nuke *themselves* out of some
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bizarre sense of solidarity?
Sigh. Yeah. It doesn't look like they attacked America, does it? So I
guess China said "hey, somebody blew up NYC, let's bomb Moscow!" and
India just set off their own thorium reactors in solidarity.
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Well, the one that went off on Liberty Island didn't kill everyone even
though it was apparently powerful enough to create a nuclear winter.
No, the first one triggered a nuclear war all over the world, which
caused the winter.
Yeah, someone else reminded me of that.
Me! Me!! It was me me me me!!! And this time BTR can NOT deny owing
me The Amazon Drone Ice Cream!!!!!!!
I'm pretty sure that he had the facts on his side. :)
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I must have blocked out the
stupidity. I mean, seriously, why would an accidental nuke set off in
your own country escalate into a global nuclear event?
Because it's still the Kennedy administration where he almost got us all
killed?
Which time? It *was* Kennedy, after all. To be fair, dealing with
Khrushchev every day couldn't have been a picnic.
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And if it *did*
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escalate, then how is NYC still there? Wouldn't it be one of the first
targets?
Well, I think there's a valid assumption that it's gone,
A valid assumption that NYC is gone? You lost me.
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but that also
assumes everybody retargets their nukes before pushing the panic button,
which seems silly.
Or did the other countries just nuke *themselves* out of some
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bizarre sense of solidarity?
Sigh. Yeah. It doesn't look like they attacked America, does it? So I
guess China said "hey, somebody blew up NYC, let's bomb Moscow!" and
India just set off their own thorium reactors in solidarity.
If there's a way to make it make sense, I'm not seeing it.
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"I intend to save her beautiful, stubborn ass. And if you keep being
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Well, the one that went off on Liberty Island didn't kill everyone even
though it was apparently powerful enough to create a nuclear winter.
No, the first one triggered a nuclear war all over the world, which
caused the winter.
Yeah, someone else reminded me of that.
Me! Me!! It was me me me me!!! And this time BTR can NOT deny owing
me The Amazon Drone Ice Cream!!!!!!!
I'm pretty sure that he had the facts on his side. :)
That was ME ME ME ME ME - I elaborated and everything!
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I must have blocked out the
stupidity. I mean, seriously, why would an accidental nuke set off in
your own country escalate into a global nuclear event?
Because it's still the Kennedy administration where he almost got us all
killed?
Which time? It *was* Kennedy, after all. To be fair, dealing with
Khrushchev every day couldn't have been a picnic.
I was thinking 'playing chicken with the Cubans' - at least he
distracted us by dangling something shiny at us, and it turned out to be
a moon landing.
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And if it *did*
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escalate, then how is NYC still there? Wouldn't it be one of the first
targets?
Well, I think there's a valid assumption that it's gone,
A valid assumption that NYC is gone? You lost me.
You're sitting in the missile silo in China. You get the message that
somebody nuked NYC. Do you fire a missile at NYC, or do you assume it
doesn't really *need* another? I'd assume it was gone and retarget to
France or something.
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but that also
assumes everybody retargets their nukes before pushing the panic button,
which seems silly.
Or did the other countries just nuke *themselves* out of some
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bizarre sense of solidarity?
Sigh. Yeah. It doesn't look like they attacked America, does it? So I
guess China said "hey, somebody blew up NYC, let's bomb Moscow!" and
India just set off their own thorium reactors in solidarity.
If there's a way to make it make sense, I'm not seeing it.
And you can just travel across the USA from NYC to, what, West Dakota or
wherever they got the warhead from, and it's not a devastated wasteland,
so who got nuked? I mean, if you were going to drop a-bombs on the USA,
wouldn't the missile silos be a valid target?
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Well, the one that went off on Liberty Island didn't kill everyone even
though it was apparently powerful enough to create a nuclear winter.
No, the first one triggered a nuclear war all over the world, which
caused the winter.
Yeah, someone else reminded me of that.
Me! Me!! It was me me me me!!! And this time BTR can NOT deny owing
me The Amazon Drone Ice Cream!!!!!!!
I'm pretty sure that he had the facts on his side. :)
That was ME ME ME ME ME - I elaborated and everything!
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I must have blocked out the
stupidity. I mean, seriously, why would an accidental nuke set off in
your own country escalate into a global nuclear event?
Because it's still the Kennedy administration where he almost got us all
killed?
Which time? It *was* Kennedy, after all. To be fair, dealing with
Khrushchev every day couldn't have been a picnic.
I was thinking 'playing chicken with the Cubans' - at least he
distracted us by dangling something shiny at us, and it turned out to be
a moon landing.
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escalate, then how is NYC still there? Wouldn't it be one of the first
targets?
Well, I think there's a valid assumption that it's gone,
A valid assumption that NYC is gone? You lost me.
You're sitting in the missile silo in China. You get the message that
somebody nuked NYC. Do you fire a missile at NYC, or do you assume it
doesn't really *need* another? I'd assume it was gone and retarget to
France or something.
Most of the major cities have multiple warhead targeted on them for a
couple of reasons. Not all of them may reach the target and just one
nuke won't actually destroy all of a large city. Depending on the
warhead, the total destruction radius is usually only a mile or two.
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Well, the one that went off on Liberty Island didn't kill everyone even
though it was apparently powerful enough to create a nuclear winter.
No, the first one triggered a nuclear war all over the world, which
caused the winter.
Yeah, someone else reminded me of that.
Me! Me!! It was me me me me!!! And this time BTR can NOT deny owing
me The Amazon Drone Ice Cream!!!!!!!
I'm pretty sure that he had the facts on his side. :)
That was ME ME ME ME ME - I elaborated and everything!
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I must have blocked out the
stupidity. I mean, seriously, why would an accidental nuke set off in
your own country escalate into a global nuclear event?
Because it's still the Kennedy administration where he almost got us all
killed?
Which time? It *was* Kennedy, after all. To be fair, dealing with
Khrushchev every day couldn't have been a picnic.
I was thinking 'playing chicken with the Cubans' - at least he
distracted us by dangling something shiny at us, and it turned out to be
a moon landing.
Rockets for science (and national bragging rights) versus rockets for war...
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And if it *did*
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escalate, then how is NYC still there? Wouldn't it be one of the first
targets?
Well, I think there's a valid assumption that it's gone,
A valid assumption that NYC is gone? You lost me.
You're sitting in the missile silo in China. You get the message that
somebody nuked NYC. Do you fire a missile at NYC, or do you assume it
doesn't really *need* another? I'd assume it was gone and retarget to
France or something.
Ah. Got it. I would guess that NYC is targeted for more than just one
strike in any war scenario, though.
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but that also
assumes everybody retargets their nukes before pushing the panic button,
which seems silly.
Or did the other countries just nuke *themselves* out of some
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bizarre sense of solidarity?
Sigh. Yeah. It doesn't look like they attacked America, does it? So I
guess China said "hey, somebody blew up NYC, let's bomb Moscow!" and
India just set off their own thorium reactors in solidarity.
If there's a way to make it make sense, I'm not seeing it.
And you can just travel across the USA from NYC to, what, West Dakota or
wherever they got the warhead from, and it's not a devastated wasteland,
so who got nuked? I mean, if you were going to drop a-bombs on the USA,
wouldn't the missile silos be a valid target?
Yeah, they'd probably want to take a major detour around Chicago, at the
very least.
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2017-09-12 21:58:18 UTC
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Well, the one that went off on Liberty Island didn't kill everyone even
though it was apparently powerful enough to create a nuclear winter.
No, the first one triggered a nuclear war all over the world, which
caused the winter.
Yeah, someone else reminded me of that.
Me! Me!! It was me me me me!!! And this time BTR can NOT deny owing
me The Amazon Drone Ice Cream!!!!!!!
I'm pretty sure that he had the facts on his side. :)
That was ME ME ME ME ME - I elaborated and everything!
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I must have blocked out the
stupidity. I mean, seriously, why would an accidental nuke set off in
your own country escalate into a global nuclear event?
Because it's still the Kennedy administration where he almost got us all
killed?
Which time? It *was* Kennedy, after all. To be fair, dealing with
Khrushchev every day couldn't have been a picnic.
I was thinking 'playing chicken with the Cubans' - at least he
distracted us by dangling something shiny at us, and it turned out to be
a moon landing.
Rockets for science (and national bragging rights) versus rockets for war...
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And if it *did*
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escalate, then how is NYC still there? Wouldn't it be one of the first
targets?
Well, I think there's a valid assumption that it's gone,
A valid assumption that NYC is gone? You lost me.
You're sitting in the missile silo in China. You get the message that
somebody nuked NYC. Do you fire a missile at NYC, or do you assume it
doesn't really *need* another? I'd assume it was gone and retarget to
France or something.
Ah. Got it. I would guess that NYC is targeted for more than just one
strike in any war scenario, though.
I wouldn't. One atomic bomb can ruin your whole day. The worst thing
you can do is what our heroes want to do - leave the city partially
devastated but full of people needing help to further drain resources.
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but that also
assumes everybody retargets their nukes before pushing the panic button,
which seems silly.
Or did the other countries just nuke *themselves* out of some
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bizarre sense of solidarity?
Sigh. Yeah. It doesn't look like they attacked America, does it? So I
guess China said "hey, somebody blew up NYC, let's bomb Moscow!" and
India just set off their own thorium reactors in solidarity.
If there's a way to make it make sense, I'm not seeing it.
And you can just travel across the USA from NYC to, what, West Dakota or
wherever they got the warhead from, and it's not a devastated wasteland,
so who got nuked? I mean, if you were going to drop a-bombs on the USA,
wouldn't the missile silos be a valid target?
Yeah, they'd probably want to take a major detour around Chicago, at the
very least.
That's true now.
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I'm pretty sure that he had the facts on his side. :)
That was ME ME ME ME ME - I elaborated and everything!
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Which time? It *was* Kennedy, after all. To be fair, dealing with
Khrushchev every day couldn't have been a picnic.
I was thinking 'playing chicken with the Cubans' - at least he
distracted us by dangling something shiny at us, and it turned out to be
a moon landing.
Rockets for science (and national bragging rights) versus rockets for war...
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A valid assumption that NYC is gone? You lost me.
You're sitting in the missile silo in China. You get the message that
somebody nuked NYC. Do you fire a missile at NYC, or do you assume it
doesn't really *need* another? I'd assume it was gone and retarget to
France or something.
Ah. Got it. I would guess that NYC is targeted for more than just one
strike in any war scenario, though.
I wouldn't. One atomic bomb can ruin your whole day.
Our enemies believe in overkill. So do we, actually.
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The worst thing
you can do is what our heroes want to do - leave the city partially
devastated but full of people needing help to further drain resources.
Sounds like just another day in NYC!
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If there's a way to make it make sense, I'm not seeing it.
And you can just travel across the USA from NYC to, what, West Dakota or
wherever they got the warhead from, and it's not a devastated wasteland,
so who got nuked? I mean, if you were going to drop a-bombs on the USA,
wouldn't the missile silos be a valid target?
Yeah, they'd probably want to take a major detour around Chicago, at the
very least.
That's true now.
Just certain parts. No biggie as long as you pack your bulletproof vest.
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"I intend to save her beautiful, stubborn ass. And if you keep being
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I'm pretty sure that he had the facts on his side. :)
That was ME ME ME ME ME - I elaborated and everything!
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Which time? It *was* Kennedy, after all. To be fair, dealing with
Khrushchev every day couldn't have been a picnic.
I was thinking 'playing chicken with the Cubans' - at least he
distracted us by dangling something shiny at us, and it turned out to be
a moon landing.
Rockets for science (and national bragging rights) versus rockets for war...
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A valid assumption that NYC is gone? You lost me.
You're sitting in the missile silo in China.  You get the message that
somebody nuked NYC.  Do you fire a missile at NYC, or do you assume it
doesn't really *need* another?  I'd assume it was gone and retarget to
France or something.
Ah. Got it. I would guess that NYC is targeted for more than just one
strike in any war scenario, though.
I wouldn't.  One atomic bomb can ruin your whole day.
Our enemies believe in overkill. So do we, actually.
"Bounce the rubble."
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2017-09-13 01:01:18 UTC
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A valid assumption that NYC is gone? You lost me.
You're sitting in the missile silo in China. You get the message that
somebody nuked NYC. Do you fire a missile at NYC, or do you assume it
doesn't really *need* another? I'd assume it was gone and retarget to
France or something.
The guys in the silos can't retarget anything. All they can do is turn
their keys and launch when they receive a valid order. The last thing
you want is some E3 reprogramming the missiles to go other than where
the Pentagon (or the Chinese Politburo) wants them to go.
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A valid assumption that NYC is gone? You lost me.
You're sitting in the missile silo in China. You get the message that
somebody nuked NYC. Do you fire a missile at NYC, or do you assume it
doesn't really *need* another? I'd assume it was gone and retarget to
France or something.
The guys in the silos can't retarget anything. All they can do is turn
their keys and launch when they receive a valid order. The last thing
you want is some E3 reprogramming the missiles to go other than where
the Pentagon (or the Chinese Politburo) wants them to go.
Okay, how about the sub commanders - they can switch to secondary
targets, can't they?

Seriously, if there was a fucking nuclear war, and none of these people
can redirect their missiles, and nobody dropped a second one on NYC, the
stupidity level just went up to 11.
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A valid assumption that NYC is gone? You lost me.
You're sitting in the missile silo in China. You get the message that
somebody nuked NYC. Do you fire a missile at NYC, or do you assume it
doesn't really *need* another? I'd assume it was gone and retarget to
France or something.
The guys in the silos can't retarget anything. All they can do is turn
their keys and launch when they receive a valid order. The last thing
you want is some E3 reprogramming the missiles to go other than where
the Pentagon (or the Chinese Politburo) wants them to go.
Okay, how about the sub commanders - they can switch to secondary
targets, can't they?
Subs are the same way. The missiles are programmed by the Pentagon.
Which ones get launched are determined by the order received by the sub.

There may be some additional protocols for subs because of the
possibility they could be out of comms range if they're deep underwater
when war breaks out, but I doubt it boils down to "they can reprogram
the missiles to go wherever the crew wants to send them".
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Seriously, if there was a fucking nuclear war, and none of these people
can redirect their missiles, and nobody dropped a second one on NYC, the
stupidity level just went up to 11.
Yep.
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2017-09-13 01:27:48 UTC
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A valid assumption that NYC is gone? You lost me.
You're sitting in the missile silo in China. You get the message that
somebody nuked NYC. Do you fire a missile at NYC, or do you assume it
doesn't really *need* another? I'd assume it was gone and retarget to
France or something.
The guys in the silos can't retarget anything. All they can do is turn
their keys and launch when they receive a valid order. The last thing
you want is some E3 reprogramming the missiles to go other than where
the Pentagon (or the Chinese Politburo) wants them to go.
Okay, how about the sub commanders - they can switch to secondary
targets, can't they?
Subs are the same way. The missiles are programmed by the Pentagon.
Which ones get launched are determined by the order received by the sub.
There may be some additional protocols for subs because of the
possibility they could be out of comms range if they're deep underwater
when war breaks out, but I doubt it boils down to "they can reprogram
the missiles to go wherever the crew wants to send them".
Yeah, I knew they didn't have that type of longitude, but there must be
something for "we were attacked by China" as opposed to "we were
attacked by Canadia"
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Seriously, if there was a fucking nuclear war, and none of these people
can redirect their missiles, and nobody dropped a second one on NYC, the
stupidity level just went up to 11.
Yep.
sheesh
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THE STRAIN / Extraction / 4x08
Finally! I was wondering if anyone else was still watching.
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[Reeling from loss, our heroes regroup. To defeat the Master, they must
locate him first. Our heroes devise a new plan to track him through
human collaborators, beginning at the blood farm with someone Dutch
knows all too well.]
"I have been a witness to human mortality for more than 2,000 years. I
know that a single human life is too often just a flicker in the
darkness. We should not mourn this man. His death was inevitable.
Instead, we should remember what it is that he showed us: that the real
impact of a life depends on will -- the determination to keep on
fighting, no matter the cost. His life was a beacon for all of us."
After his battle with Eichorst and his resultant infection, Setrakian
has looked better. He has a new theory for how to take out The Master,
but there is some concern that it was the worms talking. For better or
worse, Fet and Quinlan make it back and rejoin the team just in time to
say goodbye to the old man, and it falls to Quinlan to do the
You know, you could wait to make sure he actually turned, given that
nobody's ever tested the infection on somebody who's been using the
White for 50 years and swallowed a whole bottle of pills that kill THE
STRAIN before he got sucked.
I thought the same thing. If the Warfarin dropped Eichorst and had him
bleeding from the eyes, then it seems like the worms would find him a
particularly inhospitable environment.
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Eph hears a rumor of a kid that might be his son and takes off to
see if he can find him.
And no one even bothers saying, "Hey, dude. This is an obvious trap. You
see that, yes?"
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When his maid almost bit him, I was hoping his horrible dog would fight
her to the death.
She's still pretty hot, even as a muncher.
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2017-09-12 07:29:49 UTC
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THE STRAIN / Extraction / 4x08
Finally! I was wondering if anyone else was still watching.
Post by Jim G.
[Reeling from loss, our heroes regroup. To defeat the Master, they must
locate him first. Our heroes devise a new plan to track him through
human collaborators, beginning at the blood farm with someone Dutch
knows all too well.]
"I have been a witness to human mortality for more than 2,000 years. I
know that a single human life is too often just a flicker in the
darkness. We should not mourn this man. His death was inevitable.
Instead, we should remember what it is that he showed us: that the real
impact of a life depends on will -- the determination to keep on
fighting, no matter the cost. His life was a beacon for all of us."
After his battle with Eichorst and his resultant infection, Setrakian
has looked better. He has a new theory for how to take out The Master,
but there is some concern that it was the worms talking. For better or
worse, Fet and Quinlan make it back and rejoin the team just in time to
say goodbye to the old man, and it falls to Quinlan to do the
You know, you could wait to make sure he actually turned, given that
nobody's ever tested the infection on somebody who's been using the
White for 50 years and swallowed a whole bottle of pills that kill THE
STRAIN before he got sucked.
I thought the same thing. If the Warfarin dropped Eichorst and had him
bleeding from the eyes, then it seems like the worms would find him a
particularly inhospitable environment.
Yeah. I mean, what's the worst that can happen? The Master sees
through him?

Plus the plan is, nuke the Master, and all the vampires stop being
vampires. So chopping off his head a few hours early seems premature at
best.
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Eph hears a rumor of a kid that might be his son and takes off to
see if he can find him.
And no one even bothers saying, "Hey, dude. This is an obvious trap. You
see that, yes?"
Eventually it occurs to them.
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When his maid almost bit him, I was hoping his horrible dog would fight
her to the death.
She's still pretty hot, even as a muncher.
Even if she did lose her head over the kid.

When did she become a top dog in the vampire hierarchy anyway?
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THE STRAIN / Extraction / 4x08
Finally! I was wondering if anyone else was still watching.
Post by Jim G.
[Reeling from loss, our heroes regroup. To defeat the Master, they must
locate him first. Our heroes devise a new plan to track him through
human collaborators, beginning at the blood farm with someone Dutch
knows all too well.]
"I have been a witness to human mortality for more than 2,000 years. I
know that a single human life is too often just a flicker in the
darkness. We should not mourn this man. His death was inevitable.
Instead, we should remember what it is that he showed us: that the real
impact of a life depends on will -- the determination to keep on
fighting, no matter the cost. His life was a beacon for all of us."
After his battle with Eichorst and his resultant infection, Setrakian
has looked better. He has a new theory for how to take out The Master,
but there is some concern that it was the worms talking. For better or
worse, Fet and Quinlan make it back and rejoin the team just in time to
say goodbye to the old man, and it falls to Quinlan to do the
You know, you could wait to make sure he actually turned, given that
nobody's ever tested the infection on somebody who's been using the
White for 50 years and swallowed a whole bottle of pills that kill THE
STRAIN before he got sucked.
I thought the same thing. If the Warfarin dropped Eichorst and had him
bleeding from the eyes, then it seems like the worms would find him a
particularly inhospitable environment.
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Eph hears a rumor of a kid that might be his son and takes off to
see if he can find him.
And no one even bothers saying, "Hey, dude. This is an obvious trap. You
see that, yes?"
I'm surprised that the little jackhat still hasn't met with an
"accident" while Eph is out on an errand of some sort.
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When his maid almost bit him, I was hoping his horrible dog would fight
her to the death.
She's still pretty hot, even as a muncher.
I hate to think of what you might find if you peeled those clothes off
of her.
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"I intend to save her beautiful, stubborn ass. And if you keep being
weird about this, I intend to poke you in the lung hole." -- D'avin
Jaqobis, KILLJOYS
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THE STRAIN / Extraction / 4x08
Finally! I was wondering if anyone else was still watching.
Post by Jim G.
[Reeling from loss, our heroes regroup. To defeat the Master, they must
locate him first. Our heroes devise a new plan to track him through
human collaborators, beginning at the blood farm with someone Dutch
knows all too well.]
"I have been a witness to human mortality for more than 2,000 years. I
know that a single human life is too often just a flicker in the
darkness. We should not mourn this man. His death was inevitable.
Instead, we should remember what it is that he showed us: that the real
impact of a life depends on will -- the determination to keep on
fighting, no matter the cost. His life was a beacon for all of us."
After his battle with Eichorst and his resultant infection, Setrakian
has looked better. He has a new theory for how to take out The Master,
but there is some concern that it was the worms talking. For better or
worse, Fet and Quinlan make it back and rejoin the team just in time to
say goodbye to the old man, and it falls to Quinlan to do the
You know, you could wait to make sure he actually turned, given that
nobody's ever tested the infection on somebody who's been using the
White for 50 years and swallowed a whole bottle of pills that kill THE
STRAIN before he got sucked.
I thought the same thing. If the Warfarin dropped Eichorst and had him
bleeding from the eyes, then it seems like the worms would find him a
particularly inhospitable environment.
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Eph hears a rumor of a kid that might be his son and takes off to
see if he can find him.
And no one even bothers saying, "Hey, dude. This is an obvious trap. You
see that, yes?"
I'm surprised that the little jackhat still hasn't met with an
"accident" while Eph is out on an errand of some sort.
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When his maid almost bit him, I was hoping his horrible dog would fight
her to the death.
She's still pretty hot, even as a muncher.
I hate to think of what you might find if you peeled those clothes off
of her.
Put me in, coach-- I'm ready to play!

(Those hickies will be a bitch, though.)
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THE STRAIN / Extraction / 4x08
Finally! I was wondering if anyone else was still watching.
Post by Jim G.
[Reeling from loss, our heroes regroup. To defeat the Master, they must
locate him first. Our heroes devise a new plan to track him through
human collaborators, beginning at the blood farm with someone Dutch
knows all too well.]
"I have been a witness to human mortality for more than 2,000 years. I
know that a single human life is too often just a flicker in the
darkness. We should not mourn this man. His death was inevitable.
Instead, we should remember what it is that he showed us: that the real
impact of a life depends on will -- the determination to keep on
fighting, no matter the cost. His life was a beacon for all of us."
After his battle with Eichorst and his resultant infection, Setrakian
has looked better. He has a new theory for how to take out The Master,
but there is some concern that it was the worms talking. For better or
worse, Fet and Quinlan make it back and rejoin the team just in time to
say goodbye to the old man, and it falls to Quinlan to do the
You know, you could wait to make sure he actually turned, given that
nobody's ever tested the infection on somebody who's been using the
White for 50 years and swallowed a whole bottle of pills that kill THE
STRAIN before he got sucked.
I thought the same thing. If the Warfarin dropped Eichorst and had him
bleeding from the eyes, then it seems like the worms would find him a
particularly inhospitable environment.
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Post by Jim G.
Eph hears a rumor of a kid that might be his son and takes off to
see if he can find him.
And no one even bothers saying, "Hey, dude. This is an obvious trap. You
see that, yes?"
I'm surprised that the little jackhat still hasn't met with an
"accident" while Eph is out on an errand of some sort.
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When his maid almost bit him, I was hoping his horrible dog would fight
her to the death.
She's still pretty hot, even as a muncher.
I hate to think of what you might find if you peeled those clothes off
of her.
Put me in, coach-- I'm ready to play!
She's all yours. Remember this the next time we're fighting over someone
hot and not dead.
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(Those hickies will be a bitch, though.)
Yeah, they pretty much suck.
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"I intend to save her beautiful, stubborn ass. And if you keep being
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2017-09-06 05:51:38 UTC
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What did you guys watch?
TWIN PEAKS / The Return, Part 17 / 3x17
["The past dictates the future."]
TWIN PEAKS / The Return, Part 18 / 3x18
["What is your name?"]
Wow. Just...wow. What a letdown. No sooner do we finally get "our" Agent
Cooper back in 3x16 than he seemingly becomes some weird hybrid of
himself and Mr. C. And all of those random conversations at the
roadhouse at the end of each episode? Meaningless. Nothing tying them
together at all in the end. Audrey's fate? Audrey who? The last two
episodes make it seem like she never existed. And Sarah Palmer? What was
up with her, exactly? Well, now that it's all over, I can say that we'll
never know. We won't know who or what she is. We won't know why she
freaked out over the jerky display in the store. We won't know why
things seemed to be looping when her TV was showing that boxing match.
And on and on. But what about the many other bits of randomness that
bloated various episodes, taking time away from what I would have rather
seen? Those things ended up mattering, right? Um, no. Like the roadhouse
the scene outside the Double R after a random gunshot. The one where
Bobby goes running out and finds the screaming woman who kept laying on
her horn because she wanted to get home. The kid slowly climbing up and
emerging in the passenger seat. I kept wanting to think that there'd be
a payoff for that overlong bit of Lynchian self-indulgence, but no such
luck. I don't need everything wrapped up with a pretty bow at the end of
every bit of fiction that I watch or read. I really don't. But I need
more than I got here. A lot more. Meanwhile, the usual Lynch apologists
are making all kinds of excuses all over the Web and calling these final
two outings brilliant even as they admit that they have no idea what
they just watched. Unreal.
Grade: C- for 3x17 / D for 3x18
It seemed that Lynch just had to go and pull the rug out from under all
the fans who rejoiced when Coop awakens from the Dougie coma and
proclaims "I AM the FBI!"
Jim G.
2017-09-06 16:06:53 UTC
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What did you guys watch?
TWIN PEAKS / The Return, Part 17 / 3x17
["The past dictates the future."]
TWIN PEAKS / The Return, Part 18 / 3x18
["What is your name?"]
Wow. Just...wow. What a letdown. No sooner do we finally get "our" Agent
Cooper back in 3x16 than he seemingly becomes some weird hybrid of
himself and Mr. C. And all of those random conversations at the
roadhouse at the end of each episode? Meaningless. Nothing tying them
together at all in the end. Audrey's fate? Audrey who? The last two
episodes make it seem like she never existed. And Sarah Palmer? What was
up with her, exactly? Well, now that it's all over, I can say that we'll
never know. We won't know who or what she is. We won't know why she
freaked out over the jerky display in the store. We won't know why
things seemed to be looping when her TV was showing that boxing match.
And on and on. But what about the many other bits of randomness that
bloated various episodes, taking time away from what I would have rather
seen? Those things ended up mattering, right? Um, no. Like the roadhouse
the scene outside the Double R after a random gunshot. The one where
Bobby goes running out and finds the screaming woman who kept laying on
her horn because she wanted to get home. The kid slowly climbing up and
emerging in the passenger seat. I kept wanting to think that there'd be
a payoff for that overlong bit of Lynchian self-indulgence, but no such
luck. I don't need everything wrapped up with a pretty bow at the end of
every bit of fiction that I watch or read. I really don't. But I need
more than I got here. A lot more. Meanwhile, the usual Lynch apologists
are making all kinds of excuses all over the Web and calling these final
two outings brilliant even as they admit that they have no idea what
they just watched. Unreal.
Grade: C- for 3x17 / D for 3x18
It seemed that Lynch just had to go and pull the rug out from under all
the fans who rejoiced when Coop awakens from the Dougie coma and
proclaims "I AM the FBI!"
Exactly. It was bad enough to have to wait 16 episodes to get the heart
and soul of the original show back. To then do what Lynch did was almost
like an "F you!" to the fans.
--
Jim G. | A fan of the good and the bad, but not the mediocre
"I intend to save her beautiful, stubborn ass. And if you keep being
weird about this, I intend to poke you in the lung hole." -- D'avin
Jaqobis, KILLJOYS
Bob(but not THAT Bob)
2017-09-10 06:10:04 UTC
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What did you guys watch?
TWIN PEAKS / The Return, Part 17 / 3x17
["The past dictates the future."]
TWIN PEAKS / The Return, Part 18 / 3x18
["What is your name?"]
Wow. Just...wow. What a letdown. No sooner do we finally get "our" Agent
Cooper back in 3x16 than he seemingly becomes some weird hybrid of
himself and Mr. C. And all of those random conversations at the
roadhouse at the end of each episode? Meaningless. Nothing tying them
together at all in the end. Audrey's fate? Audrey who? The last two
episodes make it seem like she never existed. And Sarah Palmer? What was
up with her, exactly? Well, now that it's all over, I can say that we'll
never know. We won't know who or what she is. We won't know why she
freaked out over the jerky display in the store. We won't know why
things seemed to be looping when her TV was showing that boxing match.
And on and on. But what about the many other bits of randomness that
bloated various episodes, taking time away from what I would have rather
seen? Those things ended up mattering, right? Um, no. Like the roadhouse
the scene outside the Double R after a random gunshot. The one where
Bobby goes running out and finds the screaming woman who kept laying on
her horn because she wanted to get home. The kid slowly climbing up and
emerging in the passenger seat. I kept wanting to think that there'd be
a payoff for that overlong bit of Lynchian self-indulgence, but no such
luck. I don't need everything wrapped up with a pretty bow at the end of
every bit of fiction that I watch or read. I really don't. But I need
more than I got here. A lot more. Meanwhile, the usual Lynch apologists
are making all kinds of excuses all over the Web and calling these final
two outings brilliant even as they admit that they have no idea what
they just watched. Unreal.
Grade: C- for 3x17 / D for 3x18
It seemed that Lynch just had to go and pull the rug out from under all
the fans who rejoiced when Coop awakens from the Dougie coma and
proclaims "I AM the FBI!"
Exactly. It was bad enough to have to wait 16 episodes to get the heart
and soul of the original show back. To then do what Lynch did was almost
like an "F you!" to the fans.
--
If you want to read the most interesting interpretation of the finale -
this guy may have given it more thought than Lynch himself - go here:

https://www.waggish.org/2017/twin-peaks-finale/

I especially like that it includes mention of the really old car Coop
and Diane choose to take on their final journey - a detail that really
jumped out at me as I was watching - but one that's rarely mentioned
elsewhere.
Jim G.
2017-09-12 16:59:11 UTC
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What did you guys watch?
TWIN PEAKS / The Return, Part 17 / 3x17
["The past dictates the future."]
TWIN PEAKS / The Return, Part 18 / 3x18
["What is your name?"]
Wow. Just...wow. What a letdown. No sooner do we finally get "our" Agent
Cooper back in 3x16 than he seemingly becomes some weird hybrid of
himself and Mr. C. And all of those random conversations at the
roadhouse at the end of each episode? Meaningless. Nothing tying them
together at all in the end. Audrey's fate? Audrey who? The last two
episodes make it seem like she never existed. And Sarah Palmer? What was
up with her, exactly? Well, now that it's all over, I can say that we'll
never know. We won't know who or what she is. We won't know why she
freaked out over the jerky display in the store. We won't know why
things seemed to be looping when her TV was showing that boxing match.
And on and on. But what about the many other bits of randomness that
bloated various episodes, taking time away from what I would have rather
seen? Those things ended up mattering, right? Um, no. Like the roadhouse
the scene outside the Double R after a random gunshot. The one where
Bobby goes running out and finds the screaming woman who kept laying on
her horn because she wanted to get home. The kid slowly climbing up and
emerging in the passenger seat. I kept wanting to think that there'd be
a payoff for that overlong bit of Lynchian self-indulgence, but no such
luck. I don't need everything wrapped up with a pretty bow at the end of
every bit of fiction that I watch or read. I really don't. But I need
more than I got here. A lot more. Meanwhile, the usual Lynch apologists
are making all kinds of excuses all over the Web and calling these final
two outings brilliant even as they admit that they have no idea what
they just watched. Unreal.
Grade: C- for 3x17 / D for 3x18
It seemed that Lynch just had to go and pull the rug out from under all
the fans who rejoiced when Coop awakens from the Dougie coma and
proclaims "I AM the FBI!"
Exactly. It was bad enough to have to wait 16 episodes to get the heart
and soul of the original show back. To then do what Lynch did was almost
like an "F you!" to the fans.
If you want to read the most interesting interpretation of the finale -
https://www.waggish.org/2017/twin-peaks-finale/
I especially like that it includes mention of the really old car Coop
and Diane choose to take on their final journey - a detail that really
jumped out at me as I was watching - but one that's rarely mentioned
elsewhere.
There are all kinds of theories out there, but they all require a lot of
wanking. And that's *after* watching everything closely for 18 episodes.
--
Jim G. | A fan of the good and the bad, but not the mediocre
"I intend to save her beautiful, stubborn ass. And if you keep being
weird about this, I intend to poke you in the lung hole." -- D'avin
Jaqobis, KILLJOYS
Ubiquitous
2017-09-16 09:30:57 UTC
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What did you guys watch?
I watched:

CHEATERS:
Several eps, including:
• Lisa Ramirez and in the followup segment, a woman recalled
her feelings after confronting her boyfriend, his wife, and family at
some sort of family reunion. I want to see that one.
• Phillip Rhodes, the pyschopath seen in opening credits whispering into
his wife's ear, discovers his wife receiving a little more than
emotional support from a co-worker.
• Rebecca Efurd, girl who was so angry she tried to throw a flaming
faggot at her cheating bf, only to miss and hit the host in the back of
the head! They sent him to the ER, all the while saying he was OK and
was more concerned about the welfare of their client.

RICK AND MORTY:
Third season marathon.

FAMILY GUY:
"Underage Peter". When Mayor West raises the drinking age to 50 as a
result of Peter's drunken antics, Brian is the only one eligible to buy
alcohol because, in dog years, his age qualifies him. I guess they
forgot that Quagmire is 60.

TCM UNDERGROUND:
"Demon Seed". Recorded for later viewing.
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Dems & the media want Trump to be more like Obama, but then he'd
have to audit liberals & wire tap reporters' phones.
Elena Diaz
2017-09-26 00:57:52 UTC
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What did you guys watch?
• Lisa Ramirez and in the followup segment, a woman recalled
her feelings after confronting her boyfriend, his wife, and family at
some sort of family reunion. I want to see that one.
• Phillip Rhodes, the pyschopath seen in opening credits whispering into
his wife's ear, discovers his wife receiving a little more than
emotional support from a co-worker.
• Rebecca Efurd, girl who was so angry she tried to throw a flaming
faggot at her cheating bf, only to miss and hit the host in the back of
the head! They sent him to the ER, all the while saying he was OK and
was more concerned about the welfare of their client.
Third season marathon.
"Underage Peter". When Mayor West raises the drinking age to 50 as a
result of Peter's drunken antics, Brian is the only one eligible to buy
alcohol because, in dog years, his age qualifies him. I guess they
forgot that Quagmire is 60.
"Demon Seed". Recorded for later viewing.
Demon Seed is a terrible movie, but Julie Christie is at her absolute
loveliest.

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