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by Diadem
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
Replies: 190
Views: 13409

Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi

↶ The thing that bugs me the most is Rey and Kylo struggling against the imperial guard dudes, and not using the force at all. Like, both of them are powerfully enough (even if Rey isn't trained) to pick the guards up and drop them down the inevitable endless hole that is present in eve...
by Diadem
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:04 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Thomas Fire
Replies: 136
Views: 12897

Re: Thomas Fire

Questions from a non-American that are probably obvious to Americans, but: Why is it called Thomas Fire? I saw some pictures on Reddit the other day about people commuting through a forest fire ( https://i.imgur.com/IuS83DO.gifv ) . But that was in a very different place, if I can trust Google Maps....
by Diadem
Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:32 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Avengers: Infinity War
Replies: 55
Views: 4735

Re: Avengers: Infinity War

Liri wrote:What the heck you do title a sequel to "Infinity War"?

I would assume "Infinity War: Part 2". I am a bit surprised to see that movie listed as untitled.

Because it's not a sequel right? I thought infinity wars was going to be split in two?
by Diadem
Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:27 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: It's Just Us, League. The DCEU is dead, here's its Tombstone.
Replies: 39
Views: 4001

Re: Justice League

(Spoilers in that they are only technically spoilers if you both didn't see BvS and have no idea how comics work and also paid no attention to The Death of Superman in the 90s. So I'm not spoiling it) It's the second best DCEU movie. It is indeed. It's clearly significantly below WW, but it's not o...
by Diadem
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:55 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Good Plaice
Replies: 38
Views: 4359

Re: The Good Plaice

Just found out there won't be any new episodes until January. Now I'm sad :-( Well at least we can spend the time arguing about how the number the episodes. That should keep us busy :-) Anyway, Netflix is advertising this show as a Netflix Original. I just found out they are straight up lying about ...
by Diadem
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Strangererest Things
Replies: 43
Views: 8123

Re: Strangererest Things

Just finished watching season 2. It's pretty awesome. Am I the only one who absolutely can't stand Joyce though? Almost every single scene she's in is grating. The character is basically a combination of two annoying mum-stereotypes, which combined with Winona Ryder's overacting are just... blegh. C...
by Diadem
Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:21 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Good Plaice
Replies: 38
Views: 4359

Re: The Good Plaice

Spoilers for S02E06 (7 for some) : Janet and Michael. Very interesting episode. Janet is such an awesome character. So this episode confirms that Janets ordinarily can't lie, which we already suspected but now know for certain. And we learn that Michael lied to Janet about who he is and what the...
by Diadem
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:08 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Good Plaice
Replies: 38
Views: 4359

Re: The Good Plaice

Really loving this show. I love how they keep going in new directions with this show.
Minor s02e05 (or 6 according to some obscene people) spoiler
Spoiler:
I want to see more of that Kierkegaard rap musical

And for some reason, I don't know why, the trolley people made me think of this forum ;)
by Diadem
Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:36 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Star Truck: Discovery
Replies: 80
Views: 8640

Re: Star Truck: Discovery

The Trailer of Star Trek: Discovery was pretty much one of the worst trailers I've ever seen. It gave off the impression of having nothing at all to do with Star Trek, either the old and the rebooted franchise. It looked like just another grimdark sci-fi universe. The characters looked boring, the p...
by Diadem
Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:33 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435439

Re: Trump presidency

Um. http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/trump-dedicates-golf-tournament-trophy-hurricane-victims-texas-florida-puerto-rico/ "Um" sums up my reaction as well. I think I have reached peak incredulity. This is so needlessly dickish, and I'm honestly unsure of whether Trump even realizes that...
by Diadem
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Referendum: Episode two: Catalonia strikes back
Replies: 123
Views: 23210

Re: Referendum: Episode two: Catalonia strikes back

And that's a blatant violation of international law which affirms the right to self-determination. Under international law, Spain is 100% in the wrong but, alas, I'm worried they'll turn a blind eye to it Edit: here's the citation re:international law, purpose 2 of article 1 of the charter of the U...
by Diadem
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:49 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Referendum: Episode two: Catalonia strikes back
Replies: 123
Views: 23210

Re: Referendum: Episode two: Catalonia strikes back

The Spanish response is so violent and brutal it's like they want this to spiral out of control. I can't wrap my mind around it.

It seems inevitable that Catalonia is going to unilaterally declare independence. What happens next, I have no idea.
by Diadem
Fri Sep 29, 2017 11:50 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Good Plaice
Replies: 38
Views: 4359

Re: The Good Place

Wikipedia disagrees , but that doesn't particularly matter. My point about asking for specific spoilers stands. So you're saying that the creators of the show are wrong about the episode numbering of their own show? That's certainly a novel way to look at things. I am saying that who gives a single...
by Diadem
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:47 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Good Plaice
Replies: 38
Views: 4359

Re: The Good Place

Zohar wrote:Wikipedia disagrees, but that doesn't particularly matter. My point about asking for specific spoilers stands.

So you're saying that the creators of the show are wrong about the episode numbering of their own show? That's certainly a novel way to look at things.
by Diadem
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Good Plaice
Replies: 38
Views: 4359

Re: The Good Place

arbiteroftruth wrote:The premiere was a 2-parter, so I'm talking about episode 3, which aired 9/28.

The premiere may have been double length, but it counts as a single episode. Netflix clearly labels the premiere as episode 1 and "Dance Dance Revolution" (the episode which was released yesterday) as episode 2.
by Diadem
Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:05 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Good Plaice
Replies: 38
Views: 4359

Re: The Good Place

Episode 3 hasn't been released yet. He's talking about episode 2.

Loving the 2nd season so far. The first season was good, but the second season so far has really kicked it up a notch.
by Diadem
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:09 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: The Good Plaice
Replies: 38
Views: 4359

Re: The Good Place

I just found out about this show today, and immediately proceeded to bingewatch the entire first season and the start of the second season. Have to way I loved it. It's definitely silly, but in a good way. I especially love Janet. She's hilarious and heartwarming. Spoilers for S2 start: I saw some p...
by Diadem
Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:15 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14769
Views: 2218161

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

speising wrote:
Quercus wrote: Marilyn Munroe


Is that Randalls mother?

Of course not.

...

She's his grandmother.
by Diadem
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: In other news... (humorous news items)
Replies: 14769
Views: 2218161

Re: In other news... (humorous news items)

Quercus wrote:The continued obsession with Princess Diana's death is so odd, I can't think of another case quite like it. Kurt Cobain maybe? Prince Albert?

Elvis? JFK? Jesus?
by Diadem
Sat Sep 09, 2017 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3831
Views: 490756

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Can someone explain how that works? I can see how a sovereignty claim can protect them from all kinds of liabilities. But how can it protect them from competitor's challenging their patent?
by Diadem
Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3831
Views: 490756

Re: The Darker Side of the News

The Red Cross also fundraises for money "for" a particular crisis, but the money they raise does not go "to" that crisis. All donated money goes into a general fund, and is not earmarked for any particular purpose. (This is why so little of the vast sums of money raised "fo...
by Diadem
Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:46 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Supergirl
Replies: 37
Views: 6659

Re: Supergirl

I was thinking about this - I could have sworn they did recaps when I watched it. Are you sure it's not just netflix skipping the recaps when you're watching back to back? Cause netflix does that automatically. I suppose that's possible? Netflix sadly has a terrible user interface. Plus their prici...
by Diadem
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:34 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 310922

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Episode 6 Well the Targaryens have this fire immunity thing going on. Maybe the Starks have some form of cold immunity? Makes sense. The opening shot of the episode showed I think 10 people in the group north of the wall. Then later shots I counted 13. So I don't know exactly how many redshirts ...
by Diadem
Sun Aug 20, 2017 1:10 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Supergirl
Replies: 37
Views: 6659

Re: Supergirl

I can see why they did the crossover like they did - both characters were at similar places in their relationships, needing to learn similar lessons, so, rather than do it twice, they put both moments into one episode. It does mean that Kara has a significant change in attitude between consecutive ...
by Diadem
Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:00 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Supergirl
Replies: 37
Views: 6659

Re: Supergirl

Watching this show, and I have to way: Wow, those cross-overs with other shows are annoying. I didn't mind them in Arrow, but the way they do it in Super-girl is just ridiculous. One episode end with a relationship breakup of a major character, and Kara getting abducted. The next episode starts with...
by Diadem
Fri Aug 11, 2017 9:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435439

Re: Trump presidency

Coverage on this Global Times report continue to treat the statement as a Chinese Government official position. Regardless of whether it's official, isn't it an entirely expected and logical policy? It's basically the kind of security pledge the US has with all of its allies. NATO also only require...
by Diadem
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435439

Re: Trump presidency

I think it's a fine system. Not perfect, but probably better than the US one. I really don't see why the US has two bodies that seem to do the exact same thing. It just complicates everything. The main difference is 6-year terms vs 2-year terms. The House is designed to be rabble-rouser, while the ...
by Diadem
Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:50 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435439

Re: Trump presidency

Yeah same over here (Netherlands). Our Senate is elected by the provinces. Provinces generally have a lot less power than states do in the USA, but they do have their own elected representative bodies just like states, and those elect the senate. But our Senate is a very different body than the US s...
by Diadem
Fri Jul 28, 2017 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435439

Re: Trump presidency

To be fair, it's not like McCain decided to come back just so he could vote no. If he really intended on just voting no he could have simply stayed home and given everyone the finger and said he was resting. Wouldn't surprise me if he did actually. Voting to move the debate forward even makes sense...
by Diadem
Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435439

Re: Trump presidency

It failed!

BBC wrote:There were gasps when Mr McCain, after being furiously lobbied by Vice-President A Wet Rag Stuffed Into a Tailpipe, joined two other Republican senators in voting against the so-called "skinny" repeal plan, considered the bare minimum Senate Republicans could agree on.
by Diadem
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:38 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)
Replies: 2102
Views: 310922

Re: Game of Thrones: The TV Show (novelisation coming soon)

Has anyone else run into the Ed Sheeran "controversy"? I thought it was just e-tabloids blowing it out of proportion but then I ran into some fans that generally found it upsetting. The song was great and he was just in the background for almost the entirety of the scene... I just don't t...
by Diadem
Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:27 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435439

Re: Trump presidency

But while you can cite pardons of some as abuse, it is often a mercy to some of those people who have needed, and gotten it. Justice and fairness are not always aligned. Agreed. The trouble with the presedential pardon is that it's simultaneously too powerful (in the level of abuse it allows, check...
by Diadem
Thu Jun 29, 2017 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Wander Woman
Replies: 71
Views: 11398

Re: Wander Woman

Wait, what? What makes y'all say that she sacrificed herself for Diana. She was behind Diana when she was shot. It's not clear if the bullet was meant for her, or for Diana, but she did not jump in front of the bullet, nor could she have protected Diana if she had. Besides, at that point no ...
by Diadem
Sat Jun 24, 2017 11:42 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435439

Re: Trump presidency

Soupspoon wrote:(Trump is indeed complex... And/or predictable, probably feeling the need to distract from the Healthcare thing...)

So Trump is attacking Obama for not doing enough against Russian election hacking in favor of Trump.

You know, I think I agree with Trump on this one.
by Diadem
Thu Jun 15, 2017 9:19 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 3831
Views: 490756

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Grenfell residents had been complaining that safety concerns had been falling on “deaf ears” for years. What's not clear to me is if these complaints continued after the recent refurbishing. It now seems clear that the refurbishing only made matters worse. But what's not clear to me is if anybody k...
by Diadem
Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:31 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Puerto Rico Debt Crisis: $70+ Billion in Debt and counting
Replies: 29
Views: 10299

Re: Puerto Rico Debt Crisis: $70+ Billion in Debt and counting

The turnout was like 25%. They can't take that to Congress (Congress?) and claim they have a mandate to demand statehood. 97% in favor among those 23% though. That means they still would have won with a much, much higher turnout. It seems like a reasonably strong mandate to me, at first glance. If ...
by Diadem
Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:09 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 6017
Views: 435439

Re: Trump presidency

On a more important note than McCain's night games, Trump has stated he's willing to testify under oath as well about the whole Comey ordeal. Did he? KARL: So he said those things under oath, would you be willing to speak under oath to give your version of those events? TRUMP: 100 percent. I didn’t...
by Diadem
Fri Jun 09, 2017 9:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British Snap Election - Theresa, Meh; Corbyn near-win; So long, Farron, auf wiedersehen goodbyeee
Replies: 127
Views: 21200

Re: British Snap Election - not a re-referendum?

Our voting system is a bit different. Here you simply get seats proportional to your total vote share, we don't have districts for national elections, so it doesn't matter where in the country someone voted. I don't think we've ever had a party reaching a majority in parliament in our national hist...
by Diadem
Fri Jun 09, 2017 3:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British Snap Election - Theresa, Meh; Corbyn near-win; So long, Farron, auf wiedersehen goodbyeee
Replies: 127
Views: 21200

Re: British Snap Election - not a re-referendum?

Mutex wrote:Are the DUP terrorist sympathisers?

<snark>
Isn't that what the U in their name means?
</snark>
by Diadem
Fri Jun 09, 2017 12:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: British Snap Election - Theresa, Meh; Corbyn near-win; So long, Farron, auf wiedersehen goodbyeee
Replies: 127
Views: 21200

Re: British Snap Election - not a re-referendum?

So the BBC is reporting that May has announced she's forming a government with the DUP. Which confused the heck out of me, because how on earth can reach a coalition agreement that quickly? But reading closer it seems like nothing has been agreed yet. They just started talking. So either I'm complet...

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