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LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,570
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  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,346
    I need to figure out how to meet smart, attractive women. There aren’t any on the internet.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,570
    edited June 17
    The internets make you stupid. It is known.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,570
    I'm feeling lazy, so I'll just post a cartoon.
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  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,570
    edited June 18
    Really, I must make an effort to listen to people who think it's cool to take kids from their parents and put them in cages. I must open a dialogue, be their friend, acknowledge their points of view... You know, bridge the divide.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,652
    I just can't even deal with this shit anymore.

    In my personal life, I'm just trying extra hard to make more immigrant friends, give more when I can to help, and spend more money in immigrant-owned businesses. this weekend, we tried an arepas place and had a grand time. That's a pretty low effort way to help, but it's not like I can go bust up kiddie concentration camps like Rambo, so I don't know what else to do.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,652
    The Incredibles 2 was good. It's classic sequel, though: recycles some of the same plot points from the first one with negligible twists (Being an undercover super when supers are illegal! But it's Helen now!), bigger, more elaborate action scenes, some funny callbacks (of course Edna is back), etc. If the first one is an A+, this is more like a straight B. It exists in a zone where no one whose age reaches double digits will say it's as good, but I doubt many people will complain either. It's a fun movie.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,652
    People aren't being oversensitive about the strobe light effect though. It's really jarring and borderline painful even if you don't have issues with migraines or seizures. If you do, you should probably skip this movie. For real. It's intense and it's recurring.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 1,588
    Yah. We loved it. But it was all about the execution. Didn't have the same wow factor as the first one. But that's pretty much true of all Pixar movies. Revealing an entire world is always going to be more amazing than returning to a fave. No matter how much you like it.

    The Voice had a good review that pointed out a lot of what was in the first Incredibles was absorbed into super hero movies in general especially the MCU, so it's not as surprising as it was the first time around.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,652
    edited June 18
    Superheroes movies can be the exception to that rule, though. In some of the better sequels, they actually surpass the original, because they've dispensed with the legwork of the origin and they're free to explore just the promise of the premise. X2, Spider-Man 2, Superman II... it's no slam dunk, but it can be done.

    That said, I'm not about to complain about The Incredibles 2. It was a half step down from the first, but that still makes it one of the most enjoyable films I've seen all year.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 1,588
    Totally.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,652
    edited June 18
    The raccoon is the best part of the movie by far, by our family's collective reckoning.
  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,346
    Anyone into Jeff Lemire? I checked out Roughneck from the library. Before that I read Trillium. He also writes the comic books, Black Hammer and Animal Man. I’m sure you comics dudes know a lot more about him, but I just discovered him. The point is, I like the stuff I’ve read.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,570
    US launches bid to find citizenship cheaters

    Oh my gawd! America is under attack by malevolent immigrants who cause dangerous harm by finding ways to live in the US!

    Meanwhile, my local newspaper reports the results of an opinion poll were something like half of the Quebecers who answered it think immigration is either "a danger" or a "great danger" to Quebec.

    I'm a naturalized immigrant. This kind of crap fucks my shit right up!
  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,346
    Keep your head down. Blend in. Don't my eye contact with anyone.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 1,588
    Today is my last day for a 4 week stretch. Haven't not worked for that long of a stretch since the days of Home tours.

    Going to squeeze in some fun over the next few days at Ocean City and DC and our local New Music festival. Then A_____ gets his back surgery next Tuesday and I'll be looking after him for three weeks.

    He seems like he's dealing it pretty well. Doesn't want to talk much about it, just wants to get it behind him.

    Despite the very high success numbers for this type of surgery, I'm feeling tense. Sort of like when you are standing safely a couple fees from the edge of a tall cliff. It highly unlikely you'll fall, but if you did, it would be catastrophic.

  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,652
    That article scares the shit outta me. Their sphere of targets is pretty close to including my wife, if it does not already.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,652
    PMAs in advance for your boy for his surgery, capn.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,570
    edited June 20
    This one made me guffaw:
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  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,652
    We're going to go to the Chicago march on June 30th. I'm getting real "First they came for..." vibes with this whole thing, and it's hitting pretty close to home. We're going and taking Simon, too.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,570
    Go cat go! I hope this is a harbinger of things to come.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,652
    On a lighter note, we saw Ocean's 8 last night and it's fun. It's the same kind of airy, upbeat, somewhat clever heist film as the Soderbergh series of films. It slots in several ticks below 11, way better than 12, a little higher than 13. It is in no way necessary/essential, jut as those films weren't. But it's a pretty good time.
  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,346
    Good on you for going to the march. I hope all the protesting and public outrage has some kind of positive result.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,570
    edited June 20
    Now the media will declare it solved and move on, and all the other shit ICE is responsible for will keep happening out of sight.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,652
    edited June 20
    His solution is bullshit and will force a court battle. He's saying he will keep the parents together with their kids, but in doing so, that means he will be detaining children indefinitely when the law says he can only do so for 20 days. He's trying to con people into being excited to see immigrants jailed indefinitely with their kids for a fucking misdemeanor.
  • KimKim Posts: 514
    Best wishes A and Eric on his surgery
  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,346
    Man, it just gets worse and worse.


    No one seems to be into comics around here lately. I’ve been reading a ton of them. One that I didn’t know about before is Justice League Dark. I don’t love it, but I’ve liked it enough to have read the first 4 volumes.

    Also, Dick Grayson is now a gay super spy.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,652
    edited June 21
    Jeff Lemire wrote the Teen Titans earth One books, I think. I haven't read 'em but my kid thinks they're great and his taste in superhero stuff is usually rock solid.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,652
    Actually, all of the Earth One books we've read have been very popular in our house.
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