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General Chat / Martin Luther... "Koon"?
« on: January 09, 2019, 04:27:02 PM »
http://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/al-roker-defends-local-meteorologist-fired-for-using-racial-slur-he-made-an-unfortunate-flub/ar-BBS23eK?ocid=ientp

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Jeremy Kappell, a weatherman fired for apparently using a racial slur on air, says it was an honest mistake — and Al Roker is in his corner.

The chief meteorologist at NBC affiliate WHEC in Rochester, New York, was fired after he uttered the word [coon], which has been used as a racial slur against black people, while referring to a park named after the civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.

In an interview with the Today show Tuesday, Kappell said he tripped over his words, accidentally combining “king” and “junior.”

“Two words mashed together incorrectly. What I said wasn’t even a word, it was a sound — people, I believe, read into that,” he said.

There's more, plus a video of the incident.

That's pretty fucking retarded, the dude got fired over stumbling over his words.

So... is this something? Or nothing?

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Curious about this topic because for this upcoming week's episode of my podcast, we read and review DC's New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke. And I REALLY didn't think it was a particularly good book. My buddy started shooting back a list of awards it has won in rebuttal, but I don't know... I thought it was shit.

Any celebrated works that you thought were not as good as their praise?

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I can't believe this is such a thing that still has so much dedication and momentum. I can't browse Twitter at all without running across these people anymore (probably my fault for following it into a rabbit hole one day, and now my Twitter algorithm thinks I want more).

Like, I didn't enjoy Aquaman, but I can kind of see why others are happy with it. It's at least a huge step forward from where the DCEU came from. But Man of Steel and Batman Vs Superman are objectively garbage-ass films. And there are people that think JLA would be better if Snyder was MORE involved? What reality are these people living in?

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ICT / Not-Quite Mary Poppins vs Not-Quite Mary Poppins
« on: December 27, 2018, 12:54:24 PM »
The Kaiju/Kraken/Whatever voiced by Julie Andrews from Aquaman

vs

The MCU Guardians of the Galaxy (including Yondu because obviously)

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Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Hellboy trailer
« on: December 19, 2018, 08:02:41 PM »

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ICT / She-Hulk vs Mace Windu
« on: December 04, 2018, 11:08:40 AM »
Fight takes place on, oh let's say, Sakaar. Who cares?

Who ya got?

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They are going to turn EVERY natural babyface on the roster heel instead.

Daniel Bryan as a heel? Seriously? With his feud with Miz feeling not-yet-complete?

I expect D-Bry as a heel will work a lot like Becky as a heel; there's no way he gets booed.

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Debate / White House putting out doctored videos to "prove" their points
« on: November 08, 2018, 12:22:31 PM »
This is an out branch of the Midterm topics and Trump's bizarre press conference after the elections. But after suspending the credentials of Jim Acosta for "assaulting" an intern, which EVERYONE who saw it knows he did not do, the WH released an InfoWars-created remix of the event that makes it look like he did assault her.

What a world.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/11/08/white-house-shares-doctored-video-support-punishment-journalist-jim-acosta/?fbclid=IwAR2L1DRiVWs2lWqLTe5885yEaCJPn5ndCvuxWy3qki3vgJqznhOjMiK1HMA&utm_term=.a8be9918bc64


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WWE Crown Jewel.

I'm almost convinced they were just trolling Saudi Arabia with that shit.

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DC Drones / Who are your Top Ten Batman rogues?
« on: September 11, 2018, 08:35:01 AM »
In our episode we released today (link here for folks that have signatures turned off: https://gotstratosphere.com/2018/09/11/show-9-11-18-my-blank-pages/ ), we had our rookie comic fan rank his, so it got me thinking who some of you seasoned vets would put where.

Who ya got?

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Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Burt Reynolds has passed away
« on: September 06, 2018, 03:01:47 PM »
Yep.

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ICT / How many MCU Cap's to defeat one MCU Hulk?
« on: September 05, 2018, 08:11:57 PM »
How many clones of Steve Rogers would the world need to defeat the Hulk?

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ICT / Blade vs Wolverine
« on: September 03, 2018, 07:44:17 PM »
Who ya got? Random encounter.

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I somehow did it. Here are my money league results. 12 teams, 1.0 PPR. I had the 1st overall pick and had traded up for the 10th overall pick and an additional 4th rounder, and my team is STILL garbage.

1.1 - Todd Gurley
1.10 - Julio Jones
2.12 - Kenyan Drake
3.1 - Tyreek Hill
4.1 - Dion Lewis
4.12 - Greg Olsen
5.1 - Jarvis Landry
6.12 - Adrian Peterson
7.1 - Carson Wentz
8.12 - Chris Thompson
9.1 - Cameron Brate
10.12 Adam Thielen (KEEPER)
11.1 - New Orleans
12.12 - Wil Lutz
13 - NO PICK, TRADED
14.12 - Jimmy Garoppolo (KEEPER)
15 - NO PICK, TRADED

So I have:

QB: Garoppolo, Wentz
RB: Gurley, Drake, Lewis, Peterson, Thompson
WR: Jones, Hill, Thielen, Landry
TE: Olsen, Brate
K: Lutz
DEF: New Orleans

I ABSOLUTELY Should have taken Kareem Hunt at 1.10 instead of Julio, but I thought there would be a good RB left at the end of round 2. NOPE.

Jordan Howard and Devonta Freeman both went WAY earlier than projected (they went mid-2nd), so when I got to 2.12, I took Kenyan fucking Drake.  I ended up spending the rest of the draft chasing RB depth.

Lamar Miller was in my sights for 4.1, but went 3.11. So I reluctantly grabbed Dion Lewis.

Tevin Coleman went at 6.11, so I panicked and took Adrian Peterson at 6.12.

And I took a backup tight end which is always wonderful.

Ugh, this team.

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