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 on: Today at 10:31:03 AM 
Started by Ella Minnow Pea - Last post by Zafer Kaya
It's not going to happen because those people are not going to change their mind.

Whether they vote or not makes no difference.  Our shitty President and  current political situation are the symptom and not the cause.  Trump didn't hijack the party.  This has been building for at least 20 years.  Maybe the Dems will get better turnout and/or 2% of the country changes it's mind.  But in large scheme of things, that's not much of a change and is not going to fix what ails the country.

In the end, it's not a problem with the Republicans or the Democrats.  It's a problem with the people.

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 on: Today at 08:10:24 AM 
Started by mizary - Last post by c-lando
I will share with The Vizz. I know that her crew love them some pinball funsies!

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 on: Today at 07:36:54 AM 
Started by mizary - Last post by Drjohnrock
Hi, sorry to drop in just to promote something.  But I feel like there are some pinball fans in this world.

This is the second year for the show http://pincinnati.com/
Tickets are $25/day or $60/weekend.  Over 100 games on free play.



Thanks for posting this.  I'm old school in that I prefer pinball over video games.  I probably won't be able to to this year but will definitely find a way to go if they have it next year.

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 on: Yesterday at 09:58:28 PM 
Started by mizary - Last post by trixi
that's a cool idea

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 on: Yesterday at 07:04:19 PM 
Started by Ella Minnow Pea - Last post by Markalot
Your US view has been corrupted by your beltway bias and the false belief that what actually happens can be predicted in advance.  You almost sound like the republicans who claim there was no quid pro quo because Trump didn't admit to it.  Perverse.  These racist idiots who voted for Trump because they thought it was a good idea are not going to admit they made a mistake.  Instead they will fade away, not vote, or vote differently without telling anyone.  There will be no news story that says, THIS JUST IN: We interviewed John Q Public and he admitted to being a racist fool and will vote for a democrat in the next election. 

No matter how much we want that to happen.


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 on: Yesterday at 01:27:46 PM 
Started by mizary - Last post by mizary
Hi, sorry to drop in just to promote something.  But I feel like there are some pinball fans in this world.

This is the second year for the show http://pincinnati.com/
Tickets are $25/day or $60/weekend.  Over 100 games on free play.

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 on: Yesterday at 12:10:03 PM 
Started by Ella Minnow Pea - Last post by Zafer Kaya
Honestly all we have to do is sit and wait, eventually people will be reminded that for all our faults we actually are a hell of a lot better than the alternative.

What is the "alternative?" 

I find the whole neocon-ish us vs them, US Democracy vs Socialism, cold war attitude rather old-fashioned.  And it's always coupled with the ridiculous idea of American Exceptionalism, it's a big part of the problem.

As a culture or society, you're either moving forward or you're not.  That's kind of the bottom line.  It doesn't matter what other countries are doing, because it's not a zero-sum competitive game.  If you suck, you suck.  I would agree that the UK and quite a bit of Europe is sucking at least as hard as we are right now, but that just means we all go down.  If Trump is the leader of the free world, there really is no leader of the free world. 

The old-fashioned ways of measuring power are no longer useful.  More countries are developing nukes, and if they have nukes then it cancels out our gigantic military.  Economically, are any of the big "US" corporations really American?  They're just profiteering multinationals.  Not that I'm crapping about the free market.  Just pointing out that they don't give a fuck.  They'll go wherever the money is.  They already have.  They really don't exist American companies in any sort of way.

The idea that there's a crown that as long as we have it we'll be fine, and that some other country has to wrest that crown away from us is silly.  If your government can't run shit, and your people are fucking lazy, racist, idiots, your country will fail.  What's wrong with the US is a domestic problem, not an international one. It doesn't matter what's happening in other places.  It just matters that what is happening here is bad, and it will take us a long time to recover already, and I don't think we've hit rock bottom.

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 on: Yesterday at 09:27:13 AM 
Started by whigsgeek - Last post by Kwyjibo
My recollection of the 90 minute cassette tapes was...oh, 90 minutes!
One CD was like 70 or 80 minutes, wasn't it?

Nope, I would generally dub two CDs to one tape for play in my car in the early days before I could afford a CD player.  There would usually be 5-7 minutes of blank at the end of each side.  I will eternally think of certain albums as being linked together because I had them on flip sides of the same cassette.  Sting's Ten Summoner's Tales and Duran Duran's Wedding album, and Gin Blossoms' New Miserable Experience and Counting Crows' August and Everything After are two examples.

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 on: Yesterday at 08:41:12 AM 
Started by c-lando - Last post by Butter
1. Shirkers (Netflix) - 9
2. Blockers - 6
3. Crazy Rich Asians - 8
4. First Reformed (Amazon Prime) - 5
5. Minding the Gap (Hulu) - 8
6. If Beale Street Could Talk - 9
7. Super Troopers - 6
8. Fyre (Netflix) - 8
9. Remastered: Massacre at the Stadium (Netflix) - 6
10. Wayne's World
11. They Shall Not Grow Old - 8
12. The Favourite - 9
13. Abducted in Plain Sight (Netflix) - 7
14. Leave No Trace - 7
15. Ghostbusters (the "all-women" one) - 6
16. Alita: Battle Angel (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
17. Superpower Dogs (in 3D!  on a cruise ship!) - 7
18. Us - 7
19. Too Funny to Fail: The Life and Death of the Dana Carvey Show (Hulu) - 8
20. Captain Marvel - 7
21. Period. End of Sentence. - 9
22. Free Solo - 8
23. Tag - 6
24. Avengers: Endgame - 8
25. The Departed - 8
26. Unsane - 9
27. The Strangers: Prey at Night - 5
28. mother! - 5
29. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - 7
30. Unseen - 6
31. The Endless - 3
32. Hereditary (re-watch)
33. Burning - 7
34. Starry Eyes - 3
35. Amy - 8
36. Shazam - 7
37. Long Shot - 7
38. Clue
39. Leaving Neverland (HBO) - 8
40. Perfect Bid (Netflix) - 4
41. Beautiful Boy (Amazon Prime) - 6
42. The Disaster Artist (Amazon Prime) - 7
43. Missing Mom (Amazon Prime) - 1
44. Wine Country (Netflix) - 5
45. The Perfection (Netflix) - 7
46. Obvious Child - 7
47. Always Be My Maybe (Netflix) - 8
48. Booksmart - 8
49. I Am Mother (Netflix) - 7
50. Hell or High Water - 7
51. Toy Story 4 - 7
52. Caddyshack
53. Miracle (2004) - 7
54. Spiderman: Far From Home - 7
55. Vice - 7
56. Midsommar - 10
57. I Love You, Now Die (HBO) - 8
58. Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood - 8
59. Close Encounters of the Third Kind
60. Behind Closed Doors: The Talwars (HBO) - 7
61. Who Killed Garrett Phillips? (HBO) - 7
62. National Lampoon's European Vacation
63. Roll Red Roll (Netflix) - 7
64. Good Boys - 7
65. Apollo 11 (Hulu) - 10
66. The Amazing Johnathan Documentary (Hulu) - 4
67. Ready or Not - 7
68. Ad Astra - 7
69. A Simple Favor - 7
70. A Separation - 8
71. It Chapter Two - 4
72. The Peanut Butter Falcon - 7
73. Joker - 8
74. Between Two Ferns: The Movie (Netflix) - 6
75. Halloween (1978)
76. Halloween II (1981)
77. Halloween III: Season of the Witch
78. Halloween (2018)

79. Fire in Paradise (Netflix) - 8

What's it like to know you're going to die in a wildfire and be powerless to stop it?  This 41 minute short-ish film finds out.  And gives you some of the scariest footage I've ever seen, even scarier than those people driving on California Highway 405, feet from a hillside engulfed in flames.

80. El Camino (Netflix) - 8

This is the most fan-servicey thing I've ever watched.  And I can't say I didn't enjoy the crap out of it.

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 on: Yesterday at 08:20:14 AM 
Started by Ella Minnow Pea - Last post by Markalot
Nothing has changed.  Trump will be gone someday, our democracy will benefit, and even by doing nothing we will remain leader.  Honestly all we have to do is sit and wait, eventually people will be reminded that for all our faults we actually are a hell of a lot better than the alternative. 

I think you minimize the centuries old conflicts that continue to bubble to the surface from time to time in the 'old world' if you will.  Remember, the last time we took time off the world went to war.  People love to think there is some new awakening that will somehow prevent this from happening again but there's no such thing.  Show me a Europe that actually acts like a country and can defend itself without our help, and money, and I might believe you. 

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