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 on: November 10, 2019, 10:58:07 PM 
Started by MissKitty - Last post by Dan
1. Andrzej Sapkowski - Baptism of Fire
2. Tara Westover - Educated
3. Andrzej Sapkowski - Tower of Swallows
4. Agatha Christie - And Then There Were None
5. Marlon James - Black Leopard, Red Wolf
6. Kevin Kwan - Crazy Rich Asians
7. Andrey Kurkov - Death and the Penguin
8. Andrzej Sapkowski - The Lady of the Lake
9. Neil Gaiman - The Graveyard Book

Quick read, but it was VERY adorable. Everything about it was quite likable, as Gaiman's stuff tends to be, and I couldn't recommend this enough. I wish there were more!

 on: November 10, 2019, 10:56:42 PM 
Started by c-lando - Last post by Dan
Movies seen in 2019 (new movies in bold):
1. Shaun of the Dead
2. Twister
3. Super Troopers 2
4. A Quiet Place
5. The Untouchables
6. Solo: A Star Wars Story
7. Rabbit-Proof Fence

8. Shine
9. The Fugitive
10. The Firm
11. Meru

12. What We Do In The Shadows
13. The Godfather
14. The Incredibles 2
15. Catwalk: Tales from the Cat Show Circuit

16. Avengers: Infinity War
17. Rampage
18. Four Weddings and Funeral
19. High Flying Bird
20. The Old Man and the Gun
21. The Pelican Brief

22. Deadpool 2
23. Mission Impossible: Fallout
24. Peppermint
25. Crazy Rich Asians
26. Training Day

27. Deadpool
28. Captain Marvel
29. Green Book
30. Lego Movie 2
31. Dead Poets Society
32. The Girl in the Spider's Web
33. Ralph Breaks the Internet
34. Triple Frontier

35. Maverick
36. Reality Bites
37. A Knight's Tale
38. Major League
39. The Natural
40. Avengers: Infinity War
41. Avengers: Endgame
42. Edge of Tomorrow
43. The Meg
44. Comedian
45. Destination Wedding

46. Bloodsport
47. Bad Times at the El Royale
48. Booksmart

49. Clue
50. Men In Black: International
51. Notting Hill
52. V for Vendetta
53. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
54. The Hangover
55. Crazy Rich Asians
56. The Spy Who Dumped Me
57. Hobbs & Shaw
58. Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift

59. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
60. The Old Man and the Gun
61. Notting Hill
62. Thor: Ragnarok
63. Mortal Engines
64. Wedding Crashers
65. Red Sparrow
66. Apollo 11

67. Batman (1989)
68. Pitch Perfect 2
69. How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
70. White Men Can't Jump
71. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
72. Step Up
73. The Sisters Brothers
74. Aladdin (2018)
75. Alita: Battle Angel
76. Happy Death Day 2 U
77. Baywatch

78. Rounders
79. Den of Thieves
80. Piranha 2D
81. The Osiris Child
82. 3rd Annual Cat Film Festival
83. Gladiator

84. The Town
85. Robin Hood (2018)

We went to a Cat Film Festival and sat through 3 hours of short films about cats. Wasn't sure how to log this, but will say that some of them were great, one or two of them were crazy weird, and a few of them were sad. Good time, though.


The Town: I didn't care as much about the characters as I thought I would, having not seen it since it came out in 2011. Not sure what that means for me.

Robin Hood: Blah. Fun action if that's your thing (it is for me!) but if I am realistic about it, there was too much. Just too much of everything. Too much yelling. Too much over-the-top action. Too much whispering. Too much.

 on: November 09, 2019, 12:06:09 PM 
Started by clemsonfan - Last post by daytime drinking
i had to get on facebook after about five years to sell some shit since we're moving.  i've been told no one uses craigslist anymore and it's facebook marketplace.  so i tried it

are you not allowed to describe what you're selling?  they ask you what you're selling so i said bar stools.  i waited patiently trying to find how to tell folk about the minor cat scratches but that option wasn't there?  i looked at examples and people greatly expounded upon their wares.  now i've gotta check facebook everyday.  i guess it's not so bad

 on: November 08, 2019, 11:34:50 PM 
Started by Ella Minnow Pea - Last post by Zafer Kaya
Also, very oddball move by the GOP today.  I feel like the very last person in the world I want to be handling the most critical situation right now is Jim Jordan.

I wonder what is up?  Do they know something we don't or can they really be this oblivious?   Or do they know that things have gotten to such a state that voters don't care about Jordan covering up sexual abuse?

 on: November 08, 2019, 11:30:25 PM 
Started by clemsonfan - Last post by twentyshots
Business news from Richmond over the last two weeks:

A hipster ramen place that just opened a year ago is being closed.  It will be replaced by a hipster pho place.

A tattoo shop is closing, to be replaced by an artist who draws handed painted signs for businesses. 

New pickleball bar.

New "extreme skeeball" and duckpin bar 

Get your shit together, millennials.

but do you have an axe throwing bar?

 on: November 08, 2019, 09:51:54 PM 
Started by Ella Minnow Pea - Last post by Zafer Kaya
Feel a little bad for the Republican guy who lost in my district.  According to 538, where I live has a +1 Republican lean.  And he got smoked 55-45.

Traditionally this is a classically suburban, mainstream GOP district. Ex-Majority leader Eric Cantor before he went insane was a typical candidate.  Local kid, went to school at William and Mary, moderate guy, pretty quiet, his wife is a Democrat (and really nice).  The last GOP delegate was this guy Loupassi, another local kid, went to St. Christopher then Washington & Lee.  Parents own a local restaurant, he is a local attorney.  One of the nicer dudes in the GA voted against his party in some LGBTQ issues.

This is the kind of district everyone is watching to see if it will turn against Trump. The last election, Loupassi was unseated by a Dem.  THAT wa a big deal.  Like I knew people who went to school with Loupassi, their families have always attended the same church.  And they voted against him just because he was GOP, even though they still liked him.

So normally, this is a situation of a typical near-urban area becoming increasingly liberal as new people move in and one that rejects the knd of far right shit Trump brought to the table.

Except that the person that unseated him was Dawn Adams, who has proven to be both incompetent and corrupt.  She is not that much liked.  And she barely won last time.

So what happened?  How did she go from barely winning to absolutely crushing her challenger in just two years despite a scandal ridden first term?

Yes, the Dems poured in money and yes she is an incumbent, and yes the area is getting bluer.  But that is not what I think happened.

I think what happened is that my district contains a couple of country club area.  Like, you don’t see too many places like this anymore.  Lots of stone and carefully shaped box woods, every house done up in English manor style, most over $1m.  Even young rich lawyer Republicans din’rpt want to live in places like that anymore.  Like no one there is under 60, and they all dress like Judge Smails in 2020.  Needless to say, those areas are the reddest of red.

I am fairly certain the GOP vote was low because none of those people will vote for a black man.  Even if the alternative is a lesbian.  We’re talking about a district with a country club that did not admit a black member until 1992.  “Sure,” you say, “That’s bad but that was still nearly 30 years ago.”  Right, but those same fuckers are still living there, voted for Nixon there, and will die there, probably very soon.

He was a good candidate.  Pretty moderate, ran on traditional issues like lowering taxes and helping small business.  Ran a positive campaign without any immigration or “They are coming to take your guns” crap. 

He got boned because he is black.  I feel bad about the racism.  But I mean, that’s what he gets for running as a Republican I guess.  There are no black Republicans in the General Assembly, and there have not been for 20 years.  There have only been two ever.  So, I mean, he chose that path.  Maybe he learns now that his party is beyond reforming.  Honestly, he could have run as a centrist Democrat on that same platform and quite possibly have primaried the incumbent and then cruised to a bipartisan victory.

 on: November 08, 2019, 03:12:29 PM 
Started by Dan - Last post by Kwyjibo
What happened to YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS?
Is Karina just taking a break? Nothing yet in 2018.

I had never listened to YMRT until the current season.  I don't know all that much about Song of the South, other than the obvious surface level racial issues, so I thought I'd give this a try.  I'm almost ready to give up on it forever already.  Her over pronunciation thing drives me bonkers.  I can't stand it.  I'll find myself realizing that I've missed five minutes of content because I was mentally making fun of how she said "Pick-eh-ted" or because she draws her esses out like she's speaking parceltongue.  The matter of fact conclusions she makes about the filmmakers' coded messages are opinion, and not fact, and are quite a stretch on occasion.

 on: November 08, 2019, 01:09:23 PM 
Started by clemsonfan - Last post by Zafer Kaya
Business news from Richmond over the last two weeks:

A hipster ramen place that just opened a year ago is being closed.  It will be replaced by a hipster pho place.

A tattoo shop is closing, to be replaced by an artist who draws handed painted signs for businesses. 

New pickleball bar.

New "extreme skeeball" and duckpin bar 

Get your shit together, millennials.

 on: November 07, 2019, 07:40:56 PM 
Started by Ella Minnow Pea - Last post by Markalot
It didn't help that Bevin came to Northern Kentucky University and basically said he thinks we should consider tolls for the I75 bridge to Ohio.  He originally ran on no tolls.  He lost Kenton and Cambell county.  He tried to nationalize the race and to some extent it worked, he would have lost by a whole lot more if only running on his record. 

 on: November 07, 2019, 09:11:28 AM 
Started by Ella Minnow Pea - Last post by Kwyjibo
You also have to consider that Kentucky gubernatorial races have historically gone to democrats, no matter how right leaning the state is as a whole.  No republican incumbent has ever been reelected in Kentucky (only one other has tried).

Huh. Any insights (from anyone here) as to why?

Well, a lot of is that it was not allowed until the state constitution was amended to allow it in 1992.  So, I guess it's not a super compelling of a factoid.  But there have been democrats reelected during that time.

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