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Chit Chat / Re: The TV thread
« on: July 10, 2020, 05:06:47 PM »
Going through Deadwood again.
I know it has a huge fanbase, but I feel like it doesn't get the rep it deserves. It is one of my top three without question, bookended by Sopranos and the Wire.

Chit Chat / Re: Cord cutting
« on: July 10, 2020, 05:05:31 PM »
So does anyone else feel that a la carte is trending back to cable situations?
Service keep adding channels and increasing prices which is exactly what caused this crusade in the first place.
I still love the fact it is no contracts and you can come and go as you please with just a click instead of a two hour war with retentions services at ATT or whomever.
I cut off YTTV at the beginning of the pandemic but now that they have boosted prices, I doubt Ill go back.

Chit Chat / Re: Scene it
« on: July 10, 2020, 05:00:07 PM »
This man deserves his own thread. But since Iím not ready to do that yet, Iíll just leave this here. Godspeed and RIP, good sir. 98 years is one helluva life...really hoping to make one of your final wishes come true soon enough.

Reiner had such a great mind for comedy, and certainly the talent. Miss him already.

Im going back to When Harry Met Sally for this one. It's one of the few date or chick movies I enjoyed, and I mean, Meg Ryan, cmon.
This is the famous fake orgasm scene in which Meg .... well... fakes it, a a diner.
Billy Crystal is terrific with his expressions. At first he is concerned, but then he realizes what she is doing and that he's going to have to settle in and absorb the whole ride. The ambience in the restaurant slowly dies down as she becomes more and more frenzied and everyone begins to to stare and gawk and when it's all done, she returns to normal as if , well, she faked it lol

This clip seems really benign now but at the time, it really was poignant in more ways than one because that was a topi of the times.
And as a young 20 something male, I of course had to play it off but knowing damn well I was Billy Crystal. Lucky my SO didnt shame me like that, but that scene still stuck with me.

Chit Chat / Re: The Life Thread
« on: July 10, 2020, 04:46:54 PM »
So with everything going on, I had the opportunity to have over one of my seldom seen nephews since he now has some time off as well.
We decided, that since he is a sous chef and I am a weekend chef, that we should have a food fiesta.
We made two kinds of lasagna, carne guisada and buffalo chicken mac and cheese. 
We had great fun and leftovers for days.
My sister uncovered our weekend and wanted to join, so we thought, well, it was fun so lets do it again.
Then, my older nephew heard about it and he and his wife are joining as well.
Despite them being vegetarians, I decided to allow it ;-)
So our Second Food Fiesta is now a full blown Tex Mex Food Fiesta.
The menu will consist of guac (get over it norm) and queso appetizers along with fresh salsa. Spinach mushroom and cheese enchiladas along with chicken enchiladas complete with homemade green and red enchilada sauces.
A heaping pot of Charro beans for us regular folk and black beans, adored by my vegetarian kin, green chili rice and just for the hell of it Im throwing a flank steak on the grill for some fajitas with roasted peppers and onions.
Sangria and some peach thing for dessert rounds out the day.
Hope everyone is doing well!

College Ball / Re: 2020 Status
« on: July 09, 2020, 01:15:27 PM »
NFL said no player jersey exchanges after the games now due to Covid. But.....grappling with each other in them all day is cool I guess?  :popcorn:

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
« on: July 08, 2020, 11:55:17 PM »
Damn dude, those are some amazing shots. Only one I ever posted might be at the beginning of this thread somewhere lol. Was also wondering what would happen if you shot the dude looking for Gavin because the last time I fired up this game and went into town (back in March when I went on that stretch run to finish the epilogues) there he was...but it'd been so long since I'd played it before that I'd completely forgotten he'd been there basically from the start.
Also with Gavin, did fall down a YT rabbit hole and stumbled across this a few nights ago. Curious what you guys think; to me it's an interesting theory and makes a bit of sense...but also makes it a little sad too.

yea it is a beautiful game. I got some good ones but missed a lot too lol
As for Gavin, I shot him and beat him up and nothing out of the ordinary happens, you just get your morale tagged and he shows up again lol

I just watched that the other night believe it or not! I found it interesting too. When I was playing the game initially, I did think he was crazy but I didnt it give it that much thought.

Im still roaming around and having fun with it. Oh, speaking of!
You fellas may remember a bit ago I was supremely ticked off that I let Arthur get rolled in St. Denis and kept looking for the fellows but never could find them again.
As Marsten was trotting through lo and behold I hear this whisper, hey buddy, wanna make some real money?
I dismounted and ran over to hear his offer then promptly tackled his ass and beat the starch out of him and his buddy who tried to save him lol
I felt like Ken in A Fish Called Wanda.
Re re venge!!!

Nevermind that the cops killed me shortly after lol
That in itself is a story of my luck. Get this!
Im almost out of town right? One turn and Im gone! I make a left and just as I begin to haul ass, a copper rides right in to me and kills himself and my horse the stupid ass.
I have time, and revive my horse and just as he's coming to, here comes the gestapo. In those seconds, I wasn't worried, I could outrun them if only....they dont shoot my fucking horse!!!!
Which they did. I revived him again, then I promptly died while taking a swig of a miracle cure.
This is my life.

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
« on: July 07, 2020, 11:42:00 PM »
Pearson runs the shop in Rhodes now

Really? I was in there but dont remember that, Ill have to go back.

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
« on: July 07, 2020, 11:20:28 PM »
Reached 100%
Id have to say after all that, the hardest parts of the completion process were a couple of the Gambling Challenges believe it or not and a couple of the Weapons Experts. However, I did find out after that there were creative, much easier ways to attain those goals.
The Hunting Requests were a pain only because I went after them in a linear fashion. Such as given a request, Id go try to find all the animals right then. It's better if you know what you need and just find them naturally through your game journey.

The Horseman challenge from Van Horn to Blackwater that I was beefing about in the previous post isnt so difficult if you can manage to stay on your horse which was my main problem.
That stemmed from shortcuts mostly, but knowing now that if you stay on path, you have plenty of time. The goal is 17 minutes or less and I made it in 14, so food for thought if you wanna give it a go.

I really enjoyed this game much more the second time around and the story is quite profound.
The nun in St. Denis was such a well written character, I felt like she was the driving force in Arthur's redemption.
It also raises questions about what kind a shit she was in to in her previous life, given some things she dropped on Arthur about not always being good.
I still hate Abigail. And since Im done now, Ive taken John into full blown sociopath mode. Being a straight up murderin sonofagun then coming home to dinner lol.

While cleaning up, I discovered fate of other characters but not all.
Micah we know, oh and incidentally, I went back to get his gun and tried to literally blow his head off with the shotgun and it won't let you do that. I was ticked because I was looking forward to it. You can mangle the O'Driscoll's and anyone else, but not Micah for some reason. Nice guns though.
Discovered what happened to some characters (Ill spoiler to be safe)

Spoiler: show
Discovered Mary Beth at the train station in Valentine where she says she is now an author.
Tilly married off seemingly well. Dutch, Mrs. Grimshaw, Hosea, Sean and Lenny we all know about.
The story tells us about Charles and Sadie, but I didnt find Person anywhere yet, nor Karen.
Strauss was nabbed by Pinkertons and was beat to death but didnt talk.
Cleat (who came in late as a Micah sycophant) was hung by John Sadie and Charles in Strawberry. You had the option to let him go, but really, cmon lol
Uncle, Javier and Bill's futures are known as well.

I think that's everyone. If you know more, tell me.

I found Otis Millers gun and his nudie photo stash. That was some funny shit right there.
As noted, discovered you could go back for Micah's gun.
You have to visit the graves of all your fallen comrades, including Arthur.
Nothing happens to Gavin's friend if you kill him.
Discovered many of the mysteries throughout, some of which I didnt even realize were strange events.
I want to try to find the serial killer. that's been on my mind since I started my second go round when buc mentioned it. I had found the initial clue down by Braithwait Manor while hunting the panther, but never followed up on it.
Otherwise, Ill just keep tooling around. The game still gives you missions and to do's so Ill see how long I want to keep it up, or maybe even go a third time lol.

Here's some pics, Ive taken and Id love it if someone could tell me anything about the "I seek I find"  graffiti in the train tunnel. I just now discovered that tidbit.

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
« on: July 03, 2020, 06:32:45 PM »
So, a little bit of my hardships completing the Horseman 9 challenge which is to ride from Van Horn to Blackwater in 17 minutes or less without touching water. You also cannot leave your horse, which means, watch out for trees and the like.
Seriously, my first, say, 5 tries, I didnt even get a minute and a half out of Van Horn. Once I didnt even make it 18 seconds.
This game knows what Im doing and when and sends me interference, riders knocking my off he path into trees, dismounting me. Crossing bridges that arent wide enough which is my own travesty.
I did finally make it to Bard's Crossing and through Strawberry only to be ambushed by a rival gang.
Then I made it to Strawberry again only for these pest control assholes who are out pimping in the neighborhood, rang my doorbell and sent my dog in to a frenzy, so I had to start over, again.
At this point, Im about 15 tries in and the good news is, it hasn't been all that time consuming because most, like I say, are thwarted before I even get going.
So, Im sure Ill get it sooner or later, but I just wanted to let you guys know what's up because I KNOW you are just broiling with a thirst to hear about my challenges.

Political Ranting / Re: Washington Redskins
« on: July 03, 2020, 01:11:20 PM »
I accidentally modified your post with my response unintentionally, hence the edit lol

that's fair. I knew the name was a slur, but didnt factor that in to my post because I was numb to it honestly which was kinda the point of the thread.

Pro Football / Re: 2020 pro football thread
« on: July 03, 2020, 12:25:20 PM »
haha, I just norm, our timing... :D

Political Ranting / Washington Redskins
« on: July 03, 2020, 12:23:08 PM »
I thought this might be rough for a chit chat topic so I put it here, even though it probably doesn't belong here either.

So, first off, Im not Native American so I dont feel oppression first hand with regard to this team name.
Is this too much? Changing the team name? How about the Aunt Jemima rebranding?
Pro teams change names so it's not a big deal except the reasoning here is what's stoking the fire. I always thought the mascot Redskins was used not in a pejorative, but honorable context, however that is long lost by now.
I really don't have an issue one way or the other. If you pressed me, I'd say leave it alone because that would give reason to rename and rebrand other schools, teams and who knows what else, ... street names? I dont know.
Id like to hear from someone affected and or offended by the name because while I can read and learn about it, just like I can read and learn about slavery, I can't live it.

What negatives does "Redskin" actually infer? Is it that everything thinks "Redskins" are a bunch of whooping yelling scalping murderers? When I was a kid, that was normal because that's how they were portrayed on every show and movie I watched, not because of a football team. And once I was educated I learned and moved on from my 6 year old self.
Nowadays, you dont find those negative connotations with the Native Americans, at least not ubiquitously.

So the fun part of this thread is, if a new name is forthcoming, what should the team mascot be now?

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: Red Dead Redemption 2
« on: July 03, 2020, 01:17:57 AM »
89% right now.
Im halfway through challenge number 10 in the herbalist category and I have Challenge 9 & 10 to complete for the Horseman category then its all done with the challenges.
Everything else seems to be done. Fishing, Cigarette cards, dinosaurs, rock formations (that was a weird story, anyone else do that one?) dream catchers...oh I saw one new hunting request in the epilogue. Thought I was done with that nonsense.
I've roamed the new map area while finishing the story with Sadie.
Also, my Marston is not honorable. I'm not happy about Arthur.
Btw, visited his gravesite, pretty cool.

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: PlayStation 5
« on: July 03, 2020, 01:12:21 AM »
Is thing really going to be white? Yuck.

So what will be the best avenue to buy one of the when released?
Im not one for going out to stores and deal with all that shit, especially during the holidays, so factor that in.
I dont keep up with this stuff, but do we anticipate a shortage during the holidays? is it all first come first serve?

Sony has said coronavirus has not impacted their production and/or shipping at all (the second part is a little more surprising), so, there should be no shortage by Sony's standards, at least.

Now, the usual low stock/high demand stuff will probably still occur because that seems to be how console releases go, but then again, why the hell would I try to predict ANYTHING in the future considering we now live in a daily disaster simulator?

Fiancee already said she plans to get 2, one for me and one for kiddo for xmas, which I'm totally on board for, but we'll see how successful that plan ends up being.

I should have been more clear, but this was my intended query.
So, yes, it will be like the Schwarzenegger Christmas movie mayhem apparently.

I initially was going to fuck off on this version and not get it, but since my console won't accept 5G and Ive had it for eons, Ill just assume it's about to die so I can go ahead and jump on this one. This is probably the first time Ive bought at release time since PS2.
I like the discloses idea, but on second thought, I still have a crapload of DVD movies and occasionally Ill throw one in when company is over, so maybe Ill rethink that, especially if there's a price difference. Do we know if there will be or not?

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: PlayStation 5
« on: July 02, 2020, 05:21:01 PM »
Is thing really going to be white? Yuck.

So what will be the best avenue to buy one of the when released?
Im not one for going out to stores and deal with all that shit, especially during the holidays, so factor that in.
I dont keep up with this stuff, but do we anticipate a shortage during the holidays? is it all first come first serve?

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