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Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Leftovers
« on: April 18, 2017, 01:23:34 AM »
The most unappreciated show on TV or cable is back for its third and last season.

DC Drones / "His name was Forager!!" Allred New Gods series
« on: April 14, 2017, 09:43:30 PM »

Michael Allred and family are putting out a story about Forager, one of the odder New Gods. It's coming out under the Young Animals imprint, which is the new Vertigo I guess?

I usually like Allred's stuff, and have thought Forager pretty cool ever since his heroic death in Cosmic Odyssey, which led to Batman putting Orion in his place.

How did I not realize how awesome this movie is? When it came out I thought the commercials looked cheezy. Just saw it and god damn if I'm not ready to join the Royal navy and hunt down some French privateers.

... Created in 2001.


The Lai brothers said they created the Radix series in 2001 at a time when Iron Man, who first appeared in comic books in 1963, was still “wearing simple spandex-like attire and minimal armor.”

Did I miss a period of Iron Man's history when he was wearing spandex-like attire?

General Chat / He Will Not Divide Us, round 3
« on: March 11, 2017, 12:58:16 PM »

Shia and co. hang a HWNDU on a flagpole with no visual cues as to where it is and livestream it.

Within 48 hours, 4chan posters deduce the location based on contrail patterns, astronomy, and sound triangulation. They remove the flag and run up a MAGA hat and Pepe shirt on the flagpole.

That's some Batman level shit.

Music, Movies, Tv and Books / Self/Less
« on: January 14, 2017, 02:34:31 AM »
Fuck Rogue One, or whatever number Star Trek is on, this is what a great action sci-fi movie should be. It's on HBO Go/Now currently.

Briefly: old, rich, dying man (Ben Kingsley) pays shady scientist to put him in a healthy young body (Ryan Reynolds) that's been cloned for him. Then he starts having hallucinations...

Very entertaining and unlike the franchise queens above that coast on nostalgia, is well worth the time to watch.

Debate / Mark Blyth, Brown University Economist is Fucking Cool
« on: November 21, 2016, 07:12:23 PM »
The era of neoliberalism is over. The era of neo-nationalism has just begun. - Mark Blyth

I've been listening to his online lectures about the global economy, Brexit and the US Presidential elections. He is what I'd imagine Hari Seldon would be like in real life. He's not very optimistic on the future of the Euro and free trade.

The rise of Trump and others like him ("Trumpets"):


US Presidential Elections:




Current TV Shows / Alan Partridge Mid Morning Matters
« on: November 19, 2016, 03:54:57 AM »
I slept on Season 2 dropping. It's fantastic.

"It looks like Mommy Pea and Baby Pea have finally pushed Daddy Pea too far.  It's... the Black--Eyed Peas."

Current TV Shows / The Atlanta Thread
« on: October 29, 2016, 02:38:32 PM »
I'm digging this show. Are you digging this show?

General Chat / Pentagon fucks over veterans, surprising no one.
« on: October 26, 2016, 12:56:51 PM »


Long story short: Back during the war in Iraq, the Pentagon gave out signing bonuses to soldiers because they were facing manpower shortages. Years later they realized they gave out bonuses to soldiers who weren't eligible for them. Now, the Pentagon is demanding the money back.

The USA's support for its troops is usually lip service only so I'm really not surprised.

Marvel Zombies / Waid and Samnee's Black Widow
« on: October 19, 2016, 06:21:36 PM »
Anyone reading this?

Mark Waid and Chris Samnee have been quietly putting out a cracking new Black Widow series. Nothing revolutionary, just a taut, well-written espionage book with gorgeous art that supports the story and doesn't compete with it.

If you liked Fraction's Hawkeye or Waid's Daredevil, you'll like this.

Marvel Zombies / Doctor Doom is now Iron Man
« on: October 19, 2016, 06:17:49 PM »

I have nothing against a Doom-centered series but

A) Doom should be too proud to assume a lesser man's mantle.

B) I would really have preferred someone other than Bendis write this.

C) The face turn is just a bit too over the top. "I was a villain... Now I'll be a hero!" No. Adults don't talk like that, it sounds like a mid-life crisis. A treatment that Byrne gave Namor is his solo run would be more fitting. Show don't tell.

ICT / Jack Reacher vs. John Wick
« on: October 11, 2016, 02:31:01 PM »
In anticipation of their new movies.

Both have 48 hours to gear up and prepare, then they are released into opposite ends of New York City. They know they have to kill each other, they know their target has the same orders, but they don't know where their target is other than that he's somewhere in NYC.

Food and Fitness / Realistic Fitness Goals
« on: September 30, 2016, 06:15:43 PM »
For the average guy who has a 9 to 5 job, +/- family, who isn't dedicating himself to three hours of exercise a day, what do you think makes a good list of overall, generalized fitness goals? I.e. no specializaiton; it's great if you can squat and deadlift 600 pounds but if you can't run a mile at a time it's no good. It's great that you can run a mile in 5 minutes but if you can't bench press a weight bar it's no good.

Able to touch your toes and sit comfortably in a squat?
Run three miles at a time (30 min or less)
Squat 1.5 your body weight?
Swim half a mile at a time?
Run a quarter mile in... 80 seconds?

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