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Forum: Amusement Bark 11 February 2019, 03:33 AM
Replies: 864
Views: 337,668
Posted By Cure the Blues
I finished Russian Doll, the Natasha Lyonne...

I finished Russian Doll, the Natasha Lyonne Groundhog Day-like dramedy on Netflix. I'm a soft touch for timelooping storylines, and kind of appropriately I seem to be reading/watching a number of...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 February 2019, 03:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 904
Posted By Cure the Blues
I just got home. WTH, this thing is still going...

I just got home. WTH, this thing is still going on?!

I'm going back to listening to the Revolutions podcast. Even second-hand reports of the SoTU are making me enraged. Viva Zapata!

*Add* OK,...
Forum: Amusement Bark 07 January 2019, 01:30 AM
Replies: 864
Views: 337,668
Posted By Cure the Blues
I watched Homecoming over the holiday. This is a...

I watched Homecoming over the holiday. This is a psychological thriller with episodes that average about 30 minutes, which is highly unusual for a drama and IMO should be used more often. Each...
Forum: Book Corner 01 January 2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 923
Views: 556,042
Posted By Cure the Blues
I just serially finished three books in quick...

I just serially finished three books in quick succession. Well, technically one novella and two books. The first was Exit Strategy, the last installment in Martha Wells’ Murderbot Diaries. I...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 November 2018, 04:32 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,311
Posted By Cure the Blues
Most of the flips are by Democratic women. Good,...

Most of the flips are by Democratic women. Good, very good. Some of the pickups are even in Kansas and Oklahoma, which is eyecatching. And Pete Sessions went down so even if Beto O'Rourke didn't...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 07 November 2018, 01:08 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,311
Posted By Cure the Blues
Looks like Sherrod Brown will win reelection, so...

Looks like Sherrod Brown will win reelection, so Ohio still has one Senator that won't embarrass us. I hope Cordray comes out ahead, especially with redistricting coming up. I'm in a gerrymandered...
Forum: Book Corner 15 September 2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 923
Views: 556,042
Posted By Cure the Blues
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, 06:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,492
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, 05:41 AM
Replies: 923
Views: 556,042
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, 10:25 PM
Replies: 923
Views: 556,042
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, 09:48 PM
Replies: 864
Views: 337,668
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, 06:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,444
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, 04:13 AM
Replies: 864
Views: 337,668
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, 05:18 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 17,171
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, 10:30 PM
Replies: 923
Views: 556,042
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 18 September 2017, 12:25 AM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 327,982
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 18 September 2017, 12:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,726
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, 09:37 PM
Replies: 923
Views: 556,042
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, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,180
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, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1,004
Views: 327,982
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, 08:22 PM
Replies: 864
Views: 337,668
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, 07:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 16,242
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, 09:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,607
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, 02:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,429
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, 10:05 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 118,262
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,...
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