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  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,569
    edited June 29
    We went to see the second instalment of the Incredibles. It was all right. Not as much fun as the first, of course, but still fun. However, I must say, this movie reminded me how much I dislike, on philosophical principles, the whole superhero/übermensch thing. I actually kind of agreed with the archvillain's motives, without approving of the methods employed (trying not to give away the plot). I know, I know, it's only a dumb family-oriented animation movie...
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,569
    He's groping the angels now.
    And punching god in the face.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,569
    Jeff, how's your mom doing?
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,648
    edited June 29
    She was home yesterday, but ended up back in the ER overnight. She wasn't thrilled about the fairly serious painkillers they'd given her, so she wasn't taking them. By the time she started hurting, it was too late for them to do any good. She's home now and doing better but there were a few tense hours in the middle of the night.
  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,346
    I’m yet to meet a painkiller I haven’t liked.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,648
    Yeah, the only reason I didn't take all of mine after surgery was that I kept one for recreational use later. That made for a fine Saturday after noon watching tv.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,648
    edited June 29
    The best thing I heard about Ellison was someone recounting Neil Gaiman being asked about him in a radio interview and saying that if you have a story where Harlan Ellison was terrible and unkind to you, he does not doubt that it is a true story and that you did nothing to deserve it. And if you have a story about how wonderful and generous of spirit he was and how brilliant and charming he was, this is also probably a true story. And the existence of the former set of stories doesn't cancel out the latter, even as the latter stories do not make up for or excuse the former.
  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,346
    Hey Tripp, I was wondering who you feel is the best live band who toured with the Grifters. I’ll wait patiently for your answer.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,569
    It's over, Portugal was eliminated by Uruguay. Eh.
  • KimKim Posts: 514
    I would like to know Moe’s ? as well Tripper

    Glad to hear your mom is doing good. You look great btw Jeff! Is it hard maintaining your diet? You’ve done a great job! Did Simon notice you were more fit? Kids are brutally honest usually
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,648
    My mom is in the ER again. I wish she could get a break.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,569
    Sorry, Jeff. How's she doing now?
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,648
    In and out of a drug-induced stupor waiting for one of the handful of specialists at her West Kentucky hospital to come see her.
  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,346
    Jeff, I hope your mom is finally back home and doing better.
  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,346
    Kim, there was one night when the Grifters came to Memphis with the Strapping Fieldhands and GBV. All three bands were on that night. GBV was starting to see success from Bee Thousand and they were so damned good. Maybe it was partly due to whatever was floating around my system at the time, but the Grifters also put on one of the best shows I ever saw from them. I remember everything just sounding really good.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,648
    She's having another surgery in a few hours. Officially, it's another "minor" surgery with low rates of complications. But the facts are, this is her 4th ER/hospital trip in around two weeks and her third surgery, and she's been on and off heavy painkillers most of that span, too. So... ugh.
  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,346
    I'm sure all of you are pretty damn exhausted. I hope you guys can be done with this by tomorrow.
  • KimKim Posts: 514
    I’m so sorry, Jeff. I hope your mom is better soon. Sending PMA’s to your mother and family.

  • KimKim Posts: 514
    That show sounds incredible, Moe! Maybe all of them knew each band were on fire at that time and inspired each band to give their best? Or maybe since they all seemed to like each other?

    Tripper, tell us your opinions when not busy????

    I wish I would have seen them back then.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,648
    My mom is out of surgery and doing okay.

    Simon and I are watching Isle of Dogs. Well, he's watching it. I'm sitting here grumbling and wondering what is about me that is so different than my friends who loved this when I think it's insufferable twee junk.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,648
    One of the couples I performed the wedding for, the guy was run over by a bulldozer at work. All but three of his ribs were broken, both his lungs were punctured, and his pelvis was crushed. He's out of a coma, but he keeps waking up and forgetting what has happened to him and where he is and then having a panic attack because of the ventilator.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 1,584
    Gah. That is straight up awful. I hope he takes his painkillers.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,569
    edited July 3
    My concise review of Isle of Dogs, written a couple of months ago:
    We went to see Isle of Dogs yesterday. For a kids movie, it ain't too dumb, and I enjoyed the deadpan tone. I also nerded out on all the references to Japanese cinema and culture. Recommended, but only if you already like Wes Anderson.
    Do you like Wes Anderson, Jeff?
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 1,584
    Don't avoid the question, Jeff.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,648
    Do you like Wes Anderson, Jeff?
    I don't guess I do anymore. I did, at one point, but the frequency he vibrates at makes my eyes roll nowadays.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 1,584
    (catching up)
    Just to recap: if you want to discriminate against someone for who they ARE, like being gay, that should totally be legal. If you'd like to throw someone out of your restaurant for what they do, because you don't like serving assholes, that is 100% reprehensible
    Thanks for saying this. For the millions of words spent in the last week comparing these two scenarios, I didn't hear this said NEARLY enough.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 1,584
    A_____'s surgery was a total success. It's astounding how they were able to completely straighten his crooked ass back. We were in the hospital for 4 days, he's been home since Friday.

    It's really rough seeing someone you love in such obvious pain. As each round of dilaudid wears off, its a game of distracting ourselves to not give him meds early.

    We sometime do, but we're trying not to because of how bad the painkillers lock up his bowels.

    Any way, each day is slightly better. There's a round the clock pill schedule, so I don't get much good sleep. S_____ stayed home today so that I could work today and limit my unpaid days.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,648
    A is lucky he has folks like you, taking care of him.
  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,346
    Maybe you could give A___ Dulcolax to go with the painkiller.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,569
    edited July 4
    My fire alarm went off at 3 am, for no apparent reason. Thinking maybe a neighbouring house was in flames and some smoke was being pulled inside by our ac unit, I went outside to take a look... I was standing in the middle of our street, and only then did I notice that I was buck-fucking-naked.

    I tend to sleep in the buff in summer and in all the excitement and disorientation, I totally forgot about it.
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