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  1. @~thehung

    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    yeah, a lot of people seem to shit on that movie. not sure why. its actually pretty decent — better than the bulk of big budget action hero movies made in the last decade. i was ignorant to the source material, though. as defined by the movie at least, the deftness of the character's heroics are a stretch for sure, but its all presented well enough to not be a deal breaker for me. but i can appreciate how ill-fitting Tom is. anything approaching real life 'beat up everyone in the room' bad-assery demands height and mass. for example, Shaquille O'neal (damn, ive never had to spell that, what a dumb name!), with or without training, could actually beat up most guys in most rooms :) unfortunately, theres not many people who look the part, and can act. case in point - that lump, Hemsworth, has the charisma and acting ability of a petrified sea sponge.
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    Did something just happen?

    so...what youre saying is, Atomic has a future because Future has Atomic, and Future has Atomic because Atomic has a future? well, i, for one, welcome our new tautological overlords
  3. @~thehung

    " Only birds and fools fly "

    i love me some Air Crash Investigation(s). even more so in instances where nobody had to die in order to uncover a preventable oversight. you can usually skip roughly the first half which is the set up and dramatisation because the most pertinent moments of that are rehashed during the forensic breakdown. some episodes are just so-so but theres some cracking good ones where the twisting trail of guesswork is akin to a good murder mystery. the first major incident involving volcanic ash was really cool.
  4. @~thehung

    " Only birds and fools fly "

    Man who attended 480-odd aeroplane crashes and breakdowns celebrates 95th birthday
  5. @~thehung

    What's on your mind?

    yes, i agree that it seems that way, and how it seems is very possible. it makes me suspicious that a miscarriage of justice may have occurred. but surface details are just that. there may have been more to those closing arguments in context which put aspects of her testimony in doubt. or not. its very hard to tell when all i can find in the media furore is the same recycled selective quoting for sensationalism. if indeed it was, exactly how it seems, then the miscarriage of justice is on the jury for being swayed by such a pathetic argument, not on a defence lawyer succeeding at her job. it is remarkable, though, that the jury of eight men and four women took only 90 minutes to reach its verdict. so, in the jury's defence — and maybe i have too much faith in my fellow humans — the swiftness of their verdict leads me to suspect there were more factors under consideration than the persuasive powers of underwear. but then again, maybe not. and maybe they were prudish bigots successfully finagled through selection, chosen because they would be itching to deny this 'scarlet woman' her rightful justice. but, as i said, when there is a lack of material evidence, both sides fight with scraps. it seems all the plaintiff had was her word. as far as evidence goes, thats a woefully inadequate scrap. this isnt insensitivity, either to her or anyone in a similar bind. its just a feature of any fair judicial system that higher standards of proof are sought than somebody merely saying somebody else did something. one of the many reasons rape is so insidious, and often goes untried let alone unconvicted, is that it can be intrinsically difficult to prove a lack of consent. how unfortunate this continues to be, doesnt make it any less true. sometimes, all thats left is for each side to characterise the other in ways that might establish doubt. and in that regard, keep in mind that its quite possible for a jury of decent fair-minded people to not be swayed either way by a stunt with underwear, to believe 'he probably did it', and still not vote to convict — because the burden of proof in criminal cases is "beyond a reasonable doubt", in contrast to "the balance of probabilities" demanded of civil cases (assuming Ireland has similar standards to elsewhere).
  6. @~thehung

    What's on your mind?

    when i first heard about this, i thought it must be referring to the ruling of some demented judge. (like the nutjob we had a while back suggesting a husband can use "reasonable force" to coerce sex out of his wife). however, i just found out the source of the outrage in this case is a defence lawyer, and much of the outrage is being directed at her — which is beyond stupid. a barrister's job is to make a persuasive argument, period. and, if the 'skimpy underwear is tantamount to consent' argument is actually a persuasive one in and of itself, then thats orders of magnitude more an indictment of the jury and the attitudes of the public from which it is drawn than anything else. heres a quote from the woman who started the hashtag: “Simply put, clothing is not consent. This kind of victim blaming is archaic and had no place in our court system." victim blaming? er, no. thats putting the cart before the horse. the purpose of the trial was to establish whether or not there was a victim. according to the court, there wasnt one. and i dont know the full context of how the underwear argument was raised, nor is there any way to know if it was instrumental in the verdict. people need to appreciate, that whatever the crime in question, it is often a regrettable necessity in trials dominated by hearsay and a dearth of material evidence, that all sorts of contentious peripheral details become the scraps over which the burden of proof must be contested. thereby, many aspects that ordinarily are, or should be, completely irrelevant to complicity, are rendered potentially relevant pending a jury's (or judge's) determination that they are not. so, whilst i applaud #thisisnotconsent for justifiably railing against the persistence of outmoded attitudes, and believe that stamping out these attitudes in the public at large may severely curtail their usefulness in court, i am nevertheless pissed off at the pillorying this lawyer has received, especially the hate she is getting from other women.
  7. @~thehung

    And What Are You Listening To?

    loving this track which samples Tanya Tagaq's weird ass brand of Inuit throat singing NB: if theres a chance you will watch this movie, look away!
  8. @~thehung

    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    "I like that they came up with the word "crafts". Because I think "art and shitty art" sounds too mean." - Demetri Martin i am with Demetri, although this was fun to watch:
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    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    maybe you jumped to the exact bit and that lessened the contrast with the ordinary tone of the show? coz that was pretty much the definition of contestants and audience alike in paroxysms of mind blown shocked laughter. keep in mind this was daytime television in america in 1977. they were not permitted to even use the word 'sex' when referring to it, hence "making whoopee". its true the show was all about skirting the edges of common decency, but through innuendo only, like the nudge nudge wink wink variety you'd get on, say, Blankety Blanks. her response was unthinkably outrageous! :D
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    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    heres another classic moment from the same show. so first the husbands are asked questions about their wives without them present, and then the wives are brought back out to guess their answers. and then its Olga's turn (at around the 1:30 mark in the video below). the answer she is looking for is "the car". Host: Where specifically is the weirdest place, that you personally girls, have ever gotten the urge to make whoopee? Olga? Olga: Er... Host: Yes, Olga? Husband: Go ahead. Host: Yes, Olga? Olga: I am trying to think...um...Gee, Henry, what did you say? Host: Hey, don't ask him. He can't help you out at all. Olga: Probably... In the ass ?
  11. @~thehung

    What's on your mind?

    the knife man looked off his head to me. or maybe just unco and/or adrenalised. looks as though police did a decent job of trying to apprehend him before shooting.
  12. @~thehung

    What's on your mind?

    impeachment? it might happen, but it will never remove him from office — unless by some miracle. even allowing for the possibility of something relatively damning coming from Mueller, i still cant see a majority of the senate voting for a conviction. whats more, its very possible that a futile impeachment proceeding would hurt the DNC more than not.
  13. @~thehung

    What's on your mind?

    this pizza pie is clearly a cheese cake:
  14. @~thehung

    What's on your mind?

    fair enough. just putting it out there as a take it or leave it factoid. realistically, its a misconception thats not going away any time soon, since, taken as a whole, "espresso beans" are especially suitable for espresso :) i guess he means cheesecake. thats definitely a pie.
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    What's on your mind?

    hmm, so you didnt watch the video, disagree with it, or just trollin'...? point is, "espresso beans" is largely a meaningless misnomer. more to do with hokey marketing and notions rooted in now outdated processes and quality control.
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    What's on your mind?

    well, there's the many incarnations of a PA press release dated 25th Oct with this verbatim string "74-year-old Oscar-winning actor known for appearing in films such as Wall Street, Basic Instinct and Falling Down" to consider. imagine what effects the dissemination of that little reminder had as they reverberated throughout internet searches and google's (youtube) content sorting algorithms. what i find interesting in situations like this, is sometimes you can trace an occurrence with 'surface weirdness' to mundane causes (eg. absent-minded ingestion of 1st, 2nd, 3rd-hand YT recommendations), and sometimes you can cite a degree of randomness that amounts to an ironclad case for the impossibility of common causes. in the end though, coincidences large and small are usually explicable, which doesnt ruin the fun for me. on the contrary. how information propagates is fascinating to me. the more circuitous the route, the more fascinating.
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    What's on your mind?

    congrats. whatever it is they are worth, its a value that has waned since the peak of this place as a writhing thriving mass of competing voices of varying quality, at which time, yours was already long overdue. having said that, if i had my way you would be divested of your title pending your review of Season 3.
  18. @~thehung

    What's on your mind?

    you just probably prefer lighter roasts rather than "non-espresso beans" this lady says what i want to say
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    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    i may or may not have an idea of what you mean by that. but i have never had anything but minor quibbles with the plot. ^as for gravity. one of the main drawcards is they get the physics right * maybe more than any other show ever [NB: many good articles to link, and so many more spoilers!!!]. the realities of space travel are not just details to fudge and ignore, but often central to how things are done and why things are the way they are. the show's overarching vision of a near-ish future is one that is internally consistent and for the most part genuinely plausible, so there is a very satisfying through line of relatability from the present. * there are engine sounds in external shots of spacecraft, which was a very deliberate sound design choice and doesnt bother me. to detractors, i say think of all the times in a movie youve seen an establishing long shot of two people talking on a park bench from a high rise window — and not yelled out: "This makes no sense, because you wouldn't hear them all the way up here!"
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    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    well i guess youre off the hook if all this activity is somehow related to necessity. but you spoke of inclination. so maybe you misunderstood me? be inclined! space is your bag. the worldbuilding in this show is phenomenal. i am sure you will rate it highly. it needs to be one of the very few things. i am tired man. i am tired of the sleepless nights, i am tired of wondering, will tomorrow be the day...that Cybes starts watching The Expanse? :) prescription: one episode per day during dinner.
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    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    yeah, sometimes it takes a few goes to get the video to turn up shut your face and go watch The Expanse ffs!
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    The one that got away

    well, i for one am still slightly confused. so the type of awkward conversations you wanted to forestall were of the nature of "oh sorry if i lead you on, but i am really only looking for someone to hang out with, and no this isnt just a spineless way of rejecting you", or, you were specifically looking for people who consider themselves part of the ace/aro 'scene'?
  23. yeah, just like if there was a pancake place called The Crêpe Victim i am sure i would feel a little uneasy about that name — unless i found out the proprietor had actually been raped. then i would be fine with it. i mean, if an actual survivor had given it their seal of approval and was urging the public at large, including all the other rape victims out there, to just appreciate the name for what it is — the idea of a fried foodstuff juxtaposed with heinous sexual violence in the form of a delightful and light-hearted pun — how could anyone take issue with that?
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    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    "Make sure he doesn't get lost. He's one of McNamara's Morons...." goddamnit ok, so that was fascinating, and tragic, but also funny. i mean, the guys in basic who couldnt be learnt how or why to lob a grenade...wow. thats A-grade black comedy satire right there. i can almost see the movie. think FMJ meets Stripes but with all the farce drawn directly from real life — a chilling, albeit hilarious, indictment of Project 100,000.
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