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Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
« Reply #1425 on: June 30, 2019, 04:36:33 AM »
Oh, and, about 4 months ago, I got pulled over (was in a hurry to refill my pain meds. I was in MAJOR pain). Anyway, this female cop must have been 5' even and 110 lbs. If I was a real bad guy, she wouldn't have stood a chance. (I'm a big dude). I could have grabbed her with my good arm and thrown her 50 yards. Reality. Also, I pray we never have another draft and they actually draft women for infantry duty. Good God almighty. Oh, and, these transgenders who are cleaning up in women's sports; are you kidding me? Come on, that's terrible.  Sorry for the rant. I'm tired and in a bad mood.  >:(

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Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
« Reply #1426 on: June 30, 2019, 06:14:19 AM »
A&E had a cop show before the latest garbage one, and the female (ugh, sounds ferengi) Woman Cops always seemed to have that chihuahua rage.

My mom's 5'4, and she's gone into that small berserker mode. I've had to pick her up and put her inside a couple times, and BOY DOES SHE ENJOY THAT.


It's like "Yeah, you could have got in that guy's face, but he could have punched your teeth down your throat." That's how my dad explained it to me. Never give in to a rage, never start a fight.


Unless you're wolverine or x-23, then the teeth grow back, so go nuts.


One time a fairly bulky cop made my buddy walk half a mile to pick up the litter he threw out the window. We're talkin' a real Brienne of Tarth. I thought she had my number when she pulled me over, but she just told me not to talk, and she told him to walk.

He walked.



It was one of those vending machine bags of cheetoes. We had plenty of room in the cab. I'm glad she marched him.
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Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
« Reply #1427 on: June 30, 2019, 10:14:02 AM »
My mom's 5'4, and she's gone into that small berserker mode. I've had to pick her up and put her inside a couple times, and BOY DOES SHE ENJOY THAT.

I laughed when I read that.  It's up there with telling a woman to calm down when she's trying to make a point.  There's nothing more likely to agitate a person who is calm than telling them to calm down.  A friend/coworker many years ago, a pretty petite blonde woman, decided to become a cop.  She was pleasant but quiet.  I saw her arresting someone once as I drove by.  I sort of feared for her, because I liked her and I know cops can get hurt on the job.  But I don't think that she's the kind of person who would take unnecessary risks or engage in chihuahua rage.  She was one of the calmest people I'd ever met.  Too bad more cops aren't like that.  Those two on the LA Finest show might as well have "I'm itching for a beat down" tatooed on their foreheads.

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Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
« Reply #1428 on: July 01, 2019, 01:36:04 AM »
She was an important part of "Idle Hands".

I had to look that up.  Gnarly.

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Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
« Reply #1429 on: July 01, 2019, 09:26:45 AM »
I had to look that up.  Touché.

Given you can't swing a cat without hitting an expat Brit around these parts, I'm surprised to hear that.

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Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
« Reply #1430 on: July 01, 2019, 12:14:21 PM »
For it's time, that movie was hilarious. It does not hold up. Also bombed hard.

Devon Sawa left acting to pursue a narcotics addiction.

He also looks a lot like Anthony Michael Hall now, so that's weird.

update: apparently he got sober.
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Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
« Reply #1431 on: July 01, 2019, 05:25:30 PM »
The plot sounds so outrageous that's it's easy to see how it could veer off from mere horror into camp.

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Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
« Reply #1432 on: July 02, 2019, 10:48:28 AM »
Ha.  So now I've downloaded it and it's in the queue for late night viewing.  Probably not the best choice before bedtime, but if it's as silly as you suggest, maybe it'll be good for a few laughs.

p.s. I'm really enjoying the Hyperion Cantos, so thank you for that.  I'm about 1/5 way through it.
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Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
« Reply #1433 on: July 02, 2019, 08:52:28 PM »
eh, I don't think I'd want idle hands on my hard drive. Definite streamer. Like I said, contemporarily, it was fun. In retrospect, BTVS season 1 level bad. I mean both have their 'charm' but holy crap did they not age well.

I still haven't found S5 of breaking bad anywhere, holding back a rewatch. I've also never seen BCS dvd's :(

I'm not sure they even make BCS dvd's.

[Just checked, they did.]
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Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
« Reply #1434 on: July 02, 2019, 10:18:50 PM »
I couldn't find it to stream, hence the D/L.  I have S5 of Breaking bad from Killers.  Maybe old Demonoid or eztv, don't remember.   Not great quality but legible @about 320Mb/episode. 

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Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
« Reply #1435 on: July 02, 2019, 11:17:32 PM »
pm sent with link to the movie store.
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Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
« Reply #1436 on: July 05, 2019, 01:45:33 AM »
Head Case on Starz.  Amusing sitcom about shrink with A list Hollywood clients.

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Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
« Reply #1437 on: July 09, 2019, 01:47:07 AM »
The Rook.  Life's a bummer and you can't trust anyone.
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Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
« Reply #1438 on: July 11, 2019, 10:57:21 AM »
Started Stranger Things last night.  Not too bad.  Some humor woven into the usual tropes.

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Re: What's your favourite TV program of the moment?
« Reply #1439 on: July 11, 2019, 06:51:15 PM »
I've never watched it, but burger king did the absolutely stupidest and simultaneously awesome marketing gimmick.

They assembled whoppers upside down. Apparently that's a thing on the show? They also used 80's themed packaging for the meal.
They can't use the actual 80's packaging, because I'm pretty sure that stuff got banned by environmental laws.

I want a new movie to watch, but I'm coming up blank.

I did learn that there really are formulas you have to meet in Hollywood. For instance, Iron Man didn't fit the mold, but no one gave a poo until it utterly exploded.

When things weren't ironed down (heh) They hired Edgar Wright to do Ant-Man. He did about 90% of the pre-filming work, then hit the Committee. Even Keven Feige "The Mastermind" behind marvel admitted they kicked Edgar Wright out for not meeting committee requirements. It literally came down to one studio "note".

Studio notes are always asinine suggestions by non creative people that they think are utterly bless'ed brilliant. Spielberg once managed to punt a note that "Back to the Future" be retitled to "Space man from Pluto".

In the Ant-Man case, the suits won.  I kinda felt that as the movies went on. Notably, Jon Favreau was not asked to direct Iron Man 3, despite arguably being the man who delivered the golden goose.

I never really cared for the Captain America films, and in the Endgame, that seemed to be the track line that the suits preferred. That's why [spoilers ganked] almost spoiled endgame, sorry.


Whoops, that also has golly all to do with TV. I saw the new PREACHER promo, looks like Jesse will finally make good on his promise to punch God in the face. And Hitler is still around. I feel like if the show was going to go on longer, that would be fine, but they got "And final season"ed

That always feels like a golly you to both the show and audience, like the network is saying "Yeah, we cancelled that show you like, but we're giving you a doggy bag".
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