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  • matthewmatthew Posts: 222
    Speaking of film shoots. I stumbled upon the set for some new X-Men film they were shooting on top of Mount Royal. I really don't give a shit about the X-Men franchise, but it was sorta cool to see the MASSIVE green screens that they had erected up there. They must have been 50 feet tall and like 300 feet long.

    A see a lot of film and television product set ups around town, but this was like nothing I had ever seen before. It was more the scale of what I saw when I was an extra in Snake Eyes.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,569
    Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded
    Neat! Is it good? That's the kind of subject I like. By the way, if you like that, you may like this one: The Year Without Summer: 1816 and the Volcano That Darkened the World and Changed History
  • This looks so fucking fantastic. The book was amazing. The director made Ex Machina, which was outstanding. And the cast is terrific.

    but most of all: JUST LOOK AT IT.

  • matthewmatthew Posts: 222
    So timely...
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,569
    So... This weekend, what shall you do?
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,569
    edited September 2017
    Damn, that didn't come out right, did it? I should leave that question to Eric. He knows how to do it. I'm a mere dilettante.
  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,346
    I've been reading book 1 of Preacher and also The Last Jew of Treblinka.
  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,346
    It's the weekend, and I'm doing what I always do during the school year - laundry, lesson plans, reading, grocery shopping, and napping. Oh, I'm supposed to have a dinner date with S_ _ _ tomorrow night. Hopefully, we'll follow through on it.
  • It's Matilda's birthday. We'll be having breakfast at the fancy omelet/pancake place and then going to the Arboretum with some friends. Should be good.
  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,346
    Happy birthday, Matilda!!!

    Dude decides to get an eyeball tattoo which results in partial blindness and pain...

    No shit?
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,569
    Boldog születésnapot, Matilda!
  • matthewmatthew Posts: 222
    How is The Last Jew of Treblinka? I am currently reading a few Holocaust memoirs (for school), as well as the first book of Richard Evans' history of Nazi Germany (for my own edification). That and watching a ton of Holocaust documentaries (mostly on the murder of the mentally ill, handicapped, and "asocial").

    I am taking a class on the Holocaust, so I have been fully immersed in that for the past few weeks. Actually, most of this year has been dedicated to the Holocaust.

    Perhaps that is why I am in such a dark place.
  • matthewmatthew Posts: 222
    Did I even talk about my trip or visiting those sites?
  • matthewmatthew Posts: 222
    happy b-day to Matilda. And anyone whose birthday I missed in the passed months.
  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,346
    The Last Jew of Treblinka is unlike most of the Holocaust memoirs I've read. Chil Rajchman was there for a year before his improbable escape. What makes it different is that in the year he was there, Rajchman, 'worked' several jobs in different parts of the camp, so you read what it was like to be a clothes sorter, a corpse carrier, a barber, and a dentist. The barbers cut the women's hair hair off before they went into the gas chambers. The dentists had to extract gold fillings and false teeth from the corpses on their way to the burial pits.

    It's pretty short. I read the Kindle version, but I think the book is about 165 pages.

    I don't think you've talked about visiting the sites.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,569
    edited October 2017
    The spanish government has sent in the riot police, bless their hearts! If they had allowed the catalans to vote freely, there would have been a very good chance that the no side (the side against independence) would have won. But now, thanks to their stupidity, I dunno anymore. Their authoritarianism and their violence has more then proved that the pro-independence Catalans are right!

    Vive la Catalogne libre!

  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,346
    Can't find my glasses anywhere. It seems like I've looked everywhere more than a few times.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,569
    Have you checked if they're on top of your head? I swear, that has happened to me more than once.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,569
    Jagmeet Singh has been elected NPD leader.
  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,346
    Yea, I guess. I found my glasses just in case you were worried.

    About Spain, you're right. It showed the world why Catalan should be allowed to vote for independence.
  • matthewmatthew Posts: 222
    Hmmm, did you see Son of Saul?
  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,346
    I haven't, but I just read about it. Maybe I'll make myself sit down and watch it.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,569
    edited October 2017
    And, once again, another round of human sacrifices to the NRA.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,569
    edited October 2017
    I mean, I hate Jason Aldean too but, you know, because guns are hard to get this side of the border, I never did anything about it.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,648
    I wonder if the fact that the targeted folks were all country music fans (and thus overwhelmingly Christian conservatives) will make any difference to gun nuts?
  • matthewmatthew Posts: 222
    edited October 2017
    No, a sizeable number will be convinced in the coming weeks that this was an event staged by the Deep State to undermine the Trump Presidency.

    We have crossed that line. Because of the spread of conspiracy theory, the right never had to take responsibility for anything ever again. Grab 'em by the Pussy tape surfaces? Deep State/MSM. Russian connections? Deep State. Charlottesville? Deep State Crisis Actors. Hurricanes? NWO Weather Manipulation. Puerto Rico? Mayor of San Juan received orders from the Democrats. Shooting in Las Vegas? More Deep State Crisis Actors.

    I am willing to bet there already HUNDREDS of "Los Vegas Shooting Hoax" "Obvious Crisis Actors" "100% STAGED" etc. videos on youtube and only hours have passed.
  • matthewmatthew Posts: 222
    At the moment the far right is completely flummoxed. They need to know this man's political leanings before they can decide if this is a real or staged event.
  • matthewmatthew Posts: 222
    Seriously, there are 4chan Trumpites arguing that he was Antifa, Muslim, a Democrat, or he doesn't exist and this was all staged.
  • matthewmatthew Posts: 222
    Whatever is decided upon will eventually trickle down into facebook and become a popular narrative among the conservatives and Trump supporters.
  • matthewmatthew Posts: 222
    It is starting to look like the man was a gambling addict, which may be why he decided to go postal in a casino hotel.
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