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Forum: Book Corner 15 September 2018, 08:20 PM
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I recently finished Rogue Protocol, Martha Wells’...

I recently finished Rogue Protocol, Martha Wells’ latest installment in her Murderbot Diaries. This is the next-to-last in a 4-part novella series about a SecUnit/security android that disabled its...
Forum: Amusement Bark 19 August 2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,427
Posted By Cure the Blues
Well, she’s early in her career, but I like my...

Well, she’s early in her career, but I like my odds here. Tatiana Maslany will be known for her “role” as the Clone Club in Orphan Black. She had to play multiple characters, IIRC as many as five...
Forum: Book Corner 09 July 2018, 04:41 AM
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Views: 520,708
Posted By Cure the Blues
I finished Tim Powers’ Declare over the weekend....

I finished Tim Powers’ Declare over the weekend. Powers always does a lot of research into the time periods and folklore he incorporates into his books, and it’s on full display here. I only found...
Forum: Book Corner 28 May 2018, 09:25 PM
Replies: 890
Views: 520,708
Posted By Cure the Blues
I finished reading Artificial Condition, the...

I finished reading Artificial Condition, the second novella in Martha Wells' new series, The Murderbot Diaries. Basically, the backstory is that a machine/biological hybrid went on a murderous...
Forum: Amusement Bark 28 May 2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 802
Views: 304,124
Posted By Cure the Blues
Bear I finished watching The Terror yesterday....

I finished watching The Terror yesterday. Excellent series with some top-notch camera work and acting. Jared Harris and Ciarán Hinds were fantastic although Adam Nagaitis and Paul Ready were also...
Forum: Amusement Bark 17 April 2018, 05:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,497
Posted By Cure the Blues
Terrible news. Night Court is one of my favorite...

Terrible news. Night Court is one of my favorite sitcoms. It's amazing how many scenes and quotes I remember. I'm not at the 30 Rock Kenneth level, but I'm up there. IIRC, Anderson also did the...
Forum: Amusement Bark 19 February 2018, 03:13 AM
Replies: 802
Views: 304,124
Posted By Cure the Blues
I've been watching Counterpart on Starz, with J....

I've been watching Counterpart on Starz, with J. K. Simmons starring in a Cold War-style espionage thriller. Basically, it's a parallel world scenario where something happened in Germany 30 years...
Forum: SLC 03 October 2017, 04:18 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 14,343
Posted By Cure the Blues
I was vaguely aware of the Reagan/Carter...

I was vaguely aware of the Reagan/Carter election. IIRC, I was pretty annoyed that Reagan’s name was not pronounced the way I thought it should have been. I remember Columbia’s first flight, but...
Forum: Book Corner 23 September 2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 890
Views: 520,708
Posted By Cure the Blues
I recently finished Ann Leckie's Ancillary Mercy...

I recently finished Ann Leckie's Ancillary Mercy and Brandon Sanderson's The Rithmatist. Ancillary Mercy finishes up Leckie's Imperial Radch trilogy and I thought it decently wrapped up Breq's story...
Forum: Amusement Bark 17 September 2017, 11:25 PM
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Views: 300,556
Posted By Cure the Blues
Chicken Watched Chicken People on Amazon Prime video....

Watched Chicken People on Amazon Prime video. It's billed as being like Best in Show, but for real. I liked it but there's definitely a surreal quality to it that kept making me think maybe it really...
Forum: Amusement Bark 17 September 2017, 11:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,262
Posted By Cure the Blues
Hello Kitty I will always associate Stanton with the search...

I will always associate Stanton with the search for Jones the Cat. "Here, Jonesy. Jones?" *hisssss....grrrr*
Forum: Book Corner 02 July 2017, 08:37 PM
Replies: 890
Views: 520,708
Posted By Cure the Blues
I'm almost done re-reading Last Call by Tim...

I'm almost done re-reading Last Call by Tim Powers. This is part of a trilogy, which I was unaware of during the first reading, so I wanted to read it again to refresh my memory. This book is hard to...
Forum: Fun House 02 July 2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,652
Posted By Cure the Blues
InspiroBot - AI-inspired (de)motivation

InspiroBot (http://inspirobot.me/) knows you yearn for inspiration. The site seems to be mostly SFW, but there's enough variation that I can't be completely sure as to the photos/phrases in the...
Forum: Amusement Bark 02 July 2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 300,556
Posted By Cure the Blues
Neill Blomkamp recently put the short film Rakka...

Neill Blomkamp recently put the short film Rakka up on Steam for possible greenlighting. Rakka's also on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjQ2t_yNHQs) for viewing. In a nutshell,...
Forum: Amusement Bark 02 July 2017, 07:22 PM
Replies: 802
Views: 304,124
Posted By Cure the Blues
Yeah, I really loved GLOW. The casting is...

Yeah, I really loved GLOW. The casting is excellent. I started laughing when I realized Betty Gilpin is kinda/sorta in a similar role to her American Gods character, even down to the drunken slurring...
Forum: Amusement Bark 30 April 2017, 06:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 15,037
Posted By Cure the Blues
The Myths and Legends podcast covered the...

The Myths and Legends podcast covered the original version of Beauty and the Beast sans the pages on fairy politics. Beauty's family is kind of dysfunctional. Her dad is well-meaning but weak, and...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 11 April 2017, 08:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,172
Posted By Cure the Blues
Clearly Spicer's only useful role is as the WH...

Clearly Spicer's only useful role is as the WH Easter Bunny.
Forum: Soapbox Derby 25 March 2017, 01:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 15,120
Posted By Cure the Blues
How about Jonathan Coulton's Still Alive and Want...

How about Jonathan Coulton's Still Alive and Want You Gone? I mean we don't have to do classic rock, right?
Forum: Fun House 12 March 2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 108,895
Posted By Cure the Blues
A Miami defense lawyer has set his pants on fire...

A Miami defense lawyer has set his pants on fire while arguing an arson case: http://loweringthebar.net/2017/03/lawyer-pants-on-fire.html

I seriously wonder if this was intentional. Granted,...
Forum: Amusement Bark 12 March 2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 802
Views: 304,124
Posted By Cure the Blues
It looks like season 1 comprises the first third...

It looks like season 1 comprises the first third of the book, so a readthrough is easily doable and will immunize me to TV cliffhanger syndrome. Moving the book up in my queue. Besides, I'm not sure...
Forum: Amusement Bark 06 March 2017, 02:35 AM
Replies: 802
Views: 304,124
Posted By Cure the Blues
I'm watching Planet Earth II. Like a lot of us, I...

I'm watching Planet Earth II. Like a lot of us, I grew up listening to Sir David's dulcet tones. The camera work as expected is impressive, but I wish there were some way to identify the non-featured...
Forum: Fun House 05 March 2017, 11:22 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 108,895
Posted By Cure the Blues
Not so much about Florida Man but more about...

Not so much about Florida Man but more about things the legislature of Florida People have decided to confer Officialdom status on: http://loweringthebar.net/2017/02/official-state-crap-florida.html....
Forum: Wild Kingdom 27 February 2017, 11:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,137
Posted By Cure the Blues
Don't mind him. He's from Barcelona.

Don't mind him. He's from Barcelona.
Forum: Amusement Bark 26 February 2017, 11:46 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 142,973
Posted By Cure the Blues
Still playing through Oxygen Not Included....

Still playing through Oxygen Not Included. Hilariously, even though there is not yet an official way to make your colony self-sustainable, someone...
Forum: Book Corner 26 February 2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 890
Views: 520,708
Posted By Cure the Blues
Finished Barrayar. Liked it a lot even though I...

Finished Barrayar. Liked it a lot even though I knew which characters were going to live or die based on the later books. I think somebody at one point asked if Bujold was interested in doing a...
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