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Political Ranting / Re: Gina Carano
« on: September 16, 2020, 02:41:39 PM »
Personally, I think I understood his point about Rosa Parks, et al. Sure, comparing her directly to a Twitter fight is not the same, but I took it to mean that was the message Carano was sending via the defiant German photo.
As for me, I was just confused as hell how it got from there to adding pronouns in a bio. The beep bop boop or whatever she added, yea, probably not the best thing to do, but in her mind, at least to me, it feels like that's how she is answering the pronoun, ACAB, and BLM demands.

To the Twitter bot thing, wasn't there a Black Mirror episode about that very thing?
40% bots would be alarming to me, especially considering the results they seem to achieve.

Political Ranting / Re: Gina Carano
« on: September 16, 2020, 10:48:36 AM »
F*ck if I know lol. I didn't even realize putting your preferred pronoun in your bio on twitter was supposed to be a thing. Unless she stated specifically she hates trans people I don't get the hate.

I didnt either norm lol
And that was my question too because I looked through her tweets and didnt see any sort of hateful message, hence my confusion. I guess they just decided she was evil

She was just making a point that no one, except those extreme few, on either side of any issue should take exception to.  It only takes one who will not move with the current.  One who will stand against the tide.  Like Rosa Parks, Franklin McCain, or the Unknown Protester, who all put their persons on the line to stand for what they bnorm lol
believed in. However, now you must bend to the will of the mob.  You must join the coalition of groupthink.  To fail to show your allegiance to every facet of the mobs belief system is to be shouted down and relegated to obscurity or worse to become the subject of their attacks. Innocent until proven guilty is no longer the standard. The assumption of goodwill no longer the norm. Now the digital Gustopo assume your guilt and look for reason to become enraged.  Cancel culture, gottacha culture, the mob has become judge jury and executioner .  I hope for all our sake that more people take a stand against the mob and refuse to bend to their demands.  Not because their demands are just or unjust but because they are demands backed by the threat of cancellation.  That is not how you change a world for the better.  That is how you build a fascist society built on anger and the fear of your neighbors, the fear of your government, the fear of cancelation.

Good post, and I get her point for sure, I just thought, there has to be something else, it cant just be that can it?
Apparently so lol
Twitter is becoming just as toxic as Facebook for me.
I mean to demand that someone put a pronoun in their bio or they will henceforth be deemed trasnphobic...that's just ridiculous

Political Ranting / Gina Carano
« on: September 15, 2020, 08:54:08 PM »
I posted this in political to be safe, but Im genuinely just curious if anyone knows of her controversy?
Apparently she shared the attached photo depicting a defiant German who refused to salute as he was married to a Jewish woman, or was about to be, not sure.
In any event, she commented something like, love changes one person at a time or similar, certainly not supporting Nazi's.
Next, people demand she say ACAB and BLM, and then it extended to people demanding she have pronouns in her bio, else they deem her transphobic.
I browsed her timeline and I just don't get it, what am I missing?
She further stated that Mandalorian co star Pedro Pascal enlightened her on the pronoun thing (wish he
would enlighten me too) but she would not be bullied in to adding such things to her bio and instead added robot onomatopoeia's which apparently was taken as a direct rebuff by many.
Enlighten me, cuz I'm a guy out of the loop and I just don't get it.
Am I supposed to hate her or not?  :D

Chit Chat / Re: The Movies Thread
« on: September 13, 2020, 10:54:30 PM »
I just finished the two season run of OA on Netflix, but Im not here to talk about that specifically.
Can we discuss how giants like this are constantly killing creativity in the second golden age of television?
Im still livid over Deadwood. They say because of the cost of the show, but then they let shit like GoT go on forever which is more expensive than a CGI infected super hero movie.
Sorry if you are a GoT fan but cmon, that show was shit after a couple of seasons.
Stuffed shirts have been murdering the music industry and individuality since Elvis, and they spoon fed MTV and radio just about every conceivable steaming pile of shit they could inhale in the 80's, 90's and 2000's.
Finally, artists have more control now and really, good for them.
Not so much in favor of NF, HBO, etc content creators now.
They single handedly ruined Dexter because they thought they knew better where the story should go, you know, rather than the fuckers that actually created it.

If you dont know, and I didnt either, but OA was presented to have a 4-5 season arc and NF was on board but after just two seasons, fans are left with an absolute unfinished mess after just two seasons. Well, they did get ole gee whiz apology from NF. We love this show and look forward to working with this team again in the future (so we can continually fuck them over)
It was really sad to hear  Brit Marling (producer, writer and star of OA) discuss the sudden ending.
Let's hope NF at least has the decency to allow someone else to come in and pick it up.

I just dont get why some cash cows are left on the ground and others arent. well, yes I do...see Dexter.
To paraphrase George Carlin, some stuffed shirt felt like someone challenge the size of his dick, so he had to cancel the show.

And the billionaires wonder why people pirate their shit?

ok, I fell better now.

Chit Chat / Re: The Movies Thread
« on: September 11, 2020, 08:11:25 PM »
I dont have to see it, I lived it lol  :D

Kidding! Id like to see it too, but ill find it elsewhere

Tech Talk / FFMpeg
« on: September 11, 2020, 04:26:55 PM »
Anyone know how to batch capture with FFMPEG on Mac?

Chit Chat / Cheating in sports
« on: September 08, 2020, 01:44:28 PM »
This post stems from quite a few instances but I just wanted to get thoughts on the subject.
For instance, the Astros cheated, period.
But, even acknowledging that fact still somehow bars you from discussing any other teams potential dishonesty.
I get hit with the "cheating is cheating is cheating" thing frequently. And fine, that's all well and good, but how come no one even gives a hint of interest to evidence of others participating as well? you know what happens then? You get hit with "stop trying to deflect" or "own up to it" and it's childish and close minded.
So it's with those "cheating is cheating is cheating" people in mind that I always try to discuss other examples, even in other sports.
First, allow me to say I think most of these types of people, and when I say most, I mean like 99% (including crusading sports writers) are the guys that were picked last for kickball in grade school and that was the height of their sports achievements.
Secondly, for my purposes here, we will do away with all euphemistic language such as gaining an edge, doing whatever it takes and the like and we will simply call it what it is, cheating.

When I was growing up, I remember Raider great Fred Biletnikoff being covered in stickum. Didn't seem to bother anyone else and lord knows he wasn't hiding it, at least until the clear stickum arrived.
There are stories by players about league wide use of stickum by receivers and defensive secondaries alike, not to mention the all time great, Jerry Rice.
Lineman used to place foreign objects in their arm pads and tape to knock their opponent silly, used tacks in gloves to be able to grip defensive lineman better, and later it was silicone and lord knows what else. It's like they were taking notes while watching wrestling.
Chances are way over 95% that some of these guys were on your favorite teams. Probably even one of your all time heroes for that matter.
Baseball has cheaters going back forever. I mean the shot heard round the world, one of the games greatest moments, cheater.
Just an absurd amount of allegations backed up with evidence over the years of someone in center field stealing signs and relaying to the hitter and sometimes even cameras, even back in the 80's.
Astros great Mike Scott said in his book the Mets used a camera to steal signs. He added that people like to attach a morality to it, but it's not like that, you just want to win. I'm paraphrasing but still.
Just as an aside and as a baseball fan, I learned this at a young age, cheating is accepted. I even bring this up to people today.
Hitter A is in the box, a runner is on second base, steals a sign and relays the forth coming pitch to the batter.
Hitter B is in the box and the sign is stolen from the catcher and relayed to the hitter via a bang on a trash can.
Hitter A and hitter B both know what pitch is coming.
Don't give me this shit about technology. Hey, a cheater is a cheater is a cheater, right?
Players all talk about it, have always talked about it. Most everyone does it, most everyone will always do it.

I just shake my head when people pull the old Rafael Palmeiro finger wag on me, shame shame shame they say.
Like it or not, your team cheats, your favorite players cheat, your heroes likely cheat.
Boxers cheat, hockey players cheat, lacrosse players cheat,. It's sports. Athletes cheat.
Get over it and stop being so high and mighty you kickball reject.

Other Sports / Re: The Bubble Hockey Thread
« on: September 08, 2020, 01:14:28 PM »
And then there were four.
I think Ill be rooting for the West regardless of who wins, but hoping for Dallas

Chit Chat / Re: The Movies Thread
« on: September 07, 2020, 06:14:30 PM »
Old Guard
Charlize Theron

First things first, I didnt know this was a comic book but figured it had at least that vibe to it after seeing the trailer.
With me being a serious Charlize mark, I had to check it out.

Andy (Theron) leads a band of four immortal soldiers whose goal is to try to not just save people, but the right people. Once who can help underprivileged or the world as a whole.
Our first glimpse of these soldiers is the opening scene where we see them being killed. Relax, that cant be a spoiler if its the opening scene, can it?
We know little of what is going on or where we are in their journey but we soon see that they have these matching dreams that alerts them of another.
A new arrival to their world, another immortal.
Andy sets out to find her (KiKi Layne) because her and the others had discussed how alone and scared they were when they discovered their survivability.
A few issues I have, which are pointless overall, and I realize I am walking on eggshells here, but we first meet Nile (Layne) with her platoon in Afghanistan. she is part of an all female squad and it just seems so obviously served up it retracted from the movie for me. It was more of a "girl power" thing than a plot point. In any event, they are told to breach a home which they do in a seriously ridiculous manner, and that's when Nile discovers her new reality.
See? I'm just being an asshole, right?

I noted some reviews where people mentioned portions of this two hour ride were clunky and slow. Uhh, ever see a super hero movie before sport?
But, I disagree here. The conversations were poignant, well delivered by likable characters, mostly, and were brief enough to contribute without dragging you in to a nap.
The fights senes were good, you know, super hero-sh...nothing like watching that train wreck ScarJo flying around on wires, but still very slick with a twinge of believability in them.
The really cool thing about this film to me, and again, I had no prior knowledge of these characters via the comic books, was the fact that while they were
Spoiler: show
"immortal" they were still human. And I mean human in the sense, they could be captured, tortured, imprisoned etc...
It wasn't like they were all a Captain Marvel who can't even get a hangnail.

So for me, it added a very real sense to the characters.
The ending was a splendid one which I really enjoyed and
Spoiler: show
I also saw somewhere that it was mentioned there "might be" a sequel forthcoming...Did you SEE the end? They literally just TOLD you in big black and white letters that a toddler could understand, yes, there will be a sequel.

So yea, check this one out.


Chit Chat / Re: The Top 5 Thread
« on: September 07, 2020, 05:55:57 PM »
Well, y'all already know a few of my my tops lol

The Wire
The Sopranos
Six Feet Under
Dick Van Dyke Show

Chit Chat / Re: The TV thread
« on: August 27, 2020, 02:14:35 PM »
edit to ask, where is Deadwood on your al time list, or is it even on there? Curious

For me, it doesn't crack the top ten for T.V. shows.

My top five shows in no order, would be

Breaking Bad

Hell on Wheels


Game of Thrones

Stranger Things/ Jack Ryan (really to soon to call on these since they are still in progress)

Interesting. I can see how it's not for everyone, but for me, it's a staple in my top 3 of Wire, Sopranos, Deadwood.
Top 5? Depends on my mood, could be Mad Men, Six Feet Under, Boardwalk Empire, Better Call Saul (depending on how it finishes out)
The Shield maybe....too tough, but my top 3 have been that way for years and I dont see it changing.

In all honesty my top 5 fluctuates depending on my mood as well.  To be accurate I would have to break it into categories: Comedy, Drama, SiFi etc.

Me too, but then, so much more to choose from! lol

Chit Chat / Re: The TV thread
« on: August 26, 2020, 09:52:22 PM »
edit to ask, where is Deadwood on your al time list, or is it even on there? Curious

For me, it doesn't crack the top ten for T.V. shows.

My top five shows in no order, would be

Breaking Bad

Hell on Wheels


Game of Thrones

Stranger Things/ Jack Ryan (really to soon to call on these since they are still in progress)

Interesting. I can see how it's not for everyone, but for me, it's a staple in my top 3 of Wire, Sopranos, Deadwood.
Top 5? Depends on my mood, could be Mad Men, Six Feet Under, Boardwalk Empire, Better Call Saul (depending on how it finishes out)
The Shield maybe....too tough, but my top 3 have been that way for years and I dont see it changing.

Console Gaming Discussion / Re: Madden 19
« on: August 24, 2020, 08:54:50 PM »
the fact that a snarky comment like that s closer to truth than not is quite telling.

Video Gaming General / Re: Microtransactions
« on: August 24, 2020, 08:53:34 PM »
Having played 2k basketball since its inception I have seen a direct correlation between my team's inclusion and a lack of improvement to the MyGM or franchise mode.  The same is true in madden once their "myteam" mode came into existence the franchise mode stoped being a priority.  There is no solution for it.  It is revenue driven and from that perspective I understand it but for a guy that wants to play franchise it truly means their is no reason to buy the year to year update of the games.

that's another thing, and not only because of what you state, but now, you have to have so many freakin people to make these games now, they cant address just the core of their game. It has to be spent on feature a or b or c. Like RTTS in the Show was bland for years because of this and it sucks too.
I watched the end credits after finishing RDR2 the first time, I dont know if anyone else has but good lord, it was well over fifteen minutes of just credits rolling, absolutely incredible.

Chit Chat / Re: The TV thread
« on: August 24, 2020, 08:47:52 PM »
Finished the Netflix High Score limited series documentary yesterday. Pretty decent look into the history of video games, including an episode on fighting games (and the controversy on violence in them), the birth of RPGs, and the Nintendo v. Sega battle. Only six episodes and the longest episode may be 50 minutes. Worth checking out.

How did I not know about this? never mind, why am I not watching this? lol

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