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  • The Atlantic namechecks Bald Move in a piece about podcasting

  • 205 - "Rebecca"

    I am going to guess:

    The brothers' dad knew where the $14k went and couldn't tell Chuck, wasn't quite the saint Chuck makes him out to be, and Jimmy knows the real story but has kept his pact with his dead father.
  • Goddammit, Louis.

  • U.S. Politics episode 4: A New Thread

    Getting rid of net neutrality favors big content providers.

    tom_g said:
    Your government working for your - Net Neutrality might be going away . . . discuss.
    Cool. It's not the governments role to regulate the internet in favor of big content providers 

  • The Last Jedi (Spoilers Section)

    After listening to the podcasts, can we stop with this false equivalency stuff about the original trilogy?  How it's just old people fans who grew up and just remember the originals well because of the nostalgia?

    I rewatched them in the last few years.  They're better executed than almost all of the current stuff.  The world building made more sense. Granted, it's easier when you're starting something and don't have a lot of old stuff you have to fit your new work into, but it is what it is.  The things that stick out now that probably didn't when I was a kid is stuff like Mark Hamill having some really clunky line deliveries, it's not the plot, it's not the world building.

    Are people really going to argue against the idea that Han Solo meeting up with old buddy Maz Kanata is a pale shadow in comparison to Han Solo meeting up with old buddy Lando on Bespin?  That the casino world and Benicio Del Toro's setup wasn't nearly as good as the combination of Han Solo being overtly mercenary in arranging payment from Obi Wan and Luke combined with the Han Shot First sequence letting us know exactly what kind of guy Han is supposed to be?  I don't think it's really that close, honestly.  
  • Best Albums of All Time

    Late 1980s and early 1990s Stone Roses was great.  

    Have to give a shout out to James' early to mid 1990s output if we're talking Manchester bands, one of my favorites.

    Also, I feel like I should have gotten a Smiths album onto my list at some point.  

    Speaking of the British Isles, I also was and am a huge fan of Everything Must Go by the Manic Street Preachers.
  • U.S. Politics episode 4: A New Thread

    There's no question the US would be a much safer without guns all over the place.
  • Star Trek: Discovery

    Thankfully they didn't make a big deal out of the Discovery crew thinking Stamets killed the doctor.  There had to be a way for the ship's computer to set the record straight there.  
  • Star Trek: Discovery

    Thanks . I have fond memories of DS9, maybe I'll try to catch up with that as well.
  • The Handmaids Tale

    Quite good so far.  The music choices have taken me out of moments, though (slow Heart of Glass during the riot massacre and the 80s synth number when June is feeling good at the end of episode 2 seemed out of place to me).  

    From a purely practical standpoint, they should really explain why IVF isn't a thing anymore.