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Merry Xmas Crappiteers!

Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,652
Love to you all today, fine people.
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  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,570
    edited December 2017
    WTF! Jeff, you traitor! We have declared war on christmas! Have you forgotten?
  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,346
    We may have lost this battle, but the war will go on.
  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,346
    I like that Girl Ray album. Have ya’ll checked that out?
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,652
    We have declared war on christmas!
    I wage my war on Christmas by crassly focusing on gifts and consumption of food and alcohol.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,570
    Happy winter solstice!
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  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,346
    Happy birthday, Jesus!!!
  • TrippTripp Posts: 317
    Is it over yet?
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,570
    edited December 2017
    Nope.

    Watch this, it will put you in the xmas spirit.

  • TrippTripp Posts: 317
    We have to go to Sheri's cousins today. They're trumpsters. weeeee. Having a xanax and a beer now.
  • TrippTripp Posts: 317
    But tonight we head to Stivers for what has become a new tradition for the Bob extended family. Giant lasagna party. Looking forward to that.
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,570
  • LefunesteLefuneste Posts: 3,570
    Why do you have to go to Sheri's cousins?
  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,346
    A Xanax and a beer sounds yummy. I'm about to go to my sister's house and pretend like I want to be there.
  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,346
    Is everybody ok? Today is my mom's birthday, so off to do more 'celebrating.'
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,652
    I'm good. Xmas was nice. Lots of presents opening, good food, some friends over.

    Tonight, we're going to see the light display at the Morton Arboretum, which sounded more awesome when we bought our tickets than tonight when it looks to be around -4F.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 1,588
    Nice chill break for us.

    The Shape of Water is gorgeous and frightening. Worth seeing on the big screen if you're the type.

    I think my expectations were a little too built up about The Big Sick. It was sweet with a few funny spots, but it didn't feel like an Oscar contender. Just a pleasant Apatow joint that you'd watch on Netflix on a slow night.

    (but I do love seeing Holly Hunter)
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,652
    edited December 2017
    The Big Sick. It was sweet with a few funny spots, but it didn't feel like an Oscar contender. Just a pleasant Apatow joint that you'd watch on Netflix on a slow night.
    Exactly. I can see where it gets some bonus points for showing a Pakistani man realistically, dealing with that cultural divide, etc. But it's still mostly just "pleasant."
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,652
    I'm not sure it's for everyone, but we enjoyed The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon. It's a bit of a weird mix, but it worked for us. The setting is a kind of Doris Day, Technicolor musical version of late 60's NYC (specifically, affluent upper west side Jewish NYC). Within that, there's a young wife/mother who stumbles into comedy, in a very Lenny Bruce, proto-modern and fairly blue standup kind of way. And it's all written and paced in that motormouth style from Gilmore Girls. Some people will have trouble with the first of those three ingredients, some with the others. But for us, it worked and was a cheeky little delight.
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 1,588
    Might have to try that out with S______, she's a big G. Girls fan. I can watch the original series, but the recent reboot season felt really hollow.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,652
    edited December 2017
    Agreed on Gilmore Girls. The reboot had that stiff, giving-the-mugs-what-they-want feel of 80s tv reunion movies, Facts of Life Goes to Europe, etc.

    Mrs. Maisel is much sharper than that and the lead is fantastic.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,652
    Q: How many scenesters does it take to screw in a light bulb?
    A: *scoff* You don't know?
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,652
    Editor's notes on Milo Yiannopoulos's book (REAL, NOT A JOKE)
    "The Why Establishment Gays Hate Me chapter 'needs a better central thesis than the notion that gay people should go back in the closest'"
    "The feminist chapter needed a 'stronger argument against feminism than saying that they are ugly and sexless and have cats'"
    "There needs to be a preamble On Freedom of Speech and Political Correctness that would be a 'short and serious statement here that sets out why you do what you do, without trolling, without bombast, without name-calling, and without ego."
    "Avoid gratuitous insults"
    "Unclear, unfunny, delete"
    "This entire paragraph is just repeating Fake News"
    "MAJOR POINT: You will have to address the charge of racism clearly and with greater depth"
    "This section feels phenomenally petty"
    "This whole section has to go. Too much ego"
    "This entire argument is ridiculous"
    "This doesn't make sense or pass intellectual muster"
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 1,588
    My office mate just announced that Groupon has a deal on bitcoin today.

    :I
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,652
    Would you look at that... a Nic Cage movie I will probably see.

  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 1,588
    A friend of mine wrote a great piece about Maggie Roche for their yearly memoriam.

    https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/12/28/magazine/the-lives-they-lived-maggie-roche.html
  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,346
    Your friend did a great job.
  • Jurf_WurburJurf_Wurbur Posts: 2,652
    :-bd
  • moetownmoetown Posts: 1,346
    I've basically spent the whole day snoozing and reading In a Lonely Place .
  • captqitncaptqitn Posts: 1,588
    Oh nice.

    I have it on good authority that S____ got me "The Thin Man" for my Jolabokaflod selection that I'll be opening tonight.
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