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  • Roma

    I grew up in Guatemala in the late 70s/early 80s with live in maids from indigenous communities.   It is great to see a story that centers on their experience and tries to capture all the nuances of the relationships between them and the families that employ them.   I really appreciated their use of their indigenous language and their awkwardness in speaking Spanish, trying to figure out what was going on with their employers, and the blurred lines between family/employee.   One of the scenes that struck a cord with me was the one where they are all watching tv and it feels like they are all a family, yet in the middle of the show someone asks her to go bring something from the kitchen (iceceam?).  Yet, at the same time while she is bringing things back to them be told "hurry, you're going to miss the good part."   The relationship turns from "we are all a family watching something together" to "hey, employee go get me something."   Really well captured.
  • The Bald Move Community Citizenship Test

    One thing both Aron and Jim agree on:
    a)  Harry Potter is great
    b)  Lost is great
    c)  Sapiens is great
    d) Charlie's grandpa is the worst
  • Roma

    Another minor observation that I forgot to mention was the relationship of the families/maids/dogs.  Dogs are treated a bit more like they are part of the family than the maids.   Maids are asked to take care of dogs (feeding them, cleaning them, and cleaning their poop).   There are probably more pictures of people with their dogs than people with their live in maids.  Yet some of these live in maids develop a bond with their employers and may even forgo getting married and having kids of their own.   A couple of years ago, I visited Guatemala and was surprised to find one of my old neighbors live in maid still living with them (now in her 70s I assume).   Never married, never had kids.   I get the feeling that she thinks of my friend as his family as her family, yet still live in a small room tucked behind the back yard and wakes up early to serve her employers...   and clean dog poop.
  • Lunch without Jim and A.Ron 01/03/20

    Did anyone listen to any old Baldmove podcasts while they are on break?   I listened to the "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate factory episode."   All the grandpa bashing is the best.
  • WandaVision Spoiler Thread

    kingbee67 said:
    Is Agnes (and the group she in league with)
    the real ones controlling the people in the town? So Wanda is off the villain hook a little bit. Is Wanda just going along with things because it eases her pain? Are Wanda and Vision going to get on the same page and deal with the Hydra or whatever threat? 
    I didn’t come up with the Agnes theory but I like it and I’m going to run with it.
    the fact Norm (Vision's co-worker) said "You have to stop her.  She is in my head" without specifying who "she" is seems intentional so we (the audience) thinks it's Wanda when in reality Norm meant Agnes.   Wanda also brings up the fact that she isn't really in control of every person's details on what they are doing every day also suggests she isn't the one doing all the work.   I wouldn't be surprised if Wanda didn't go steal Vision on her own but rather that she did it under someone's control or someone else did it pretending to be Wanda, or that the footage was doctored to pin this on her (maybe the acting director of Sword is under Agnes' control or working with Agnes). 
  • Umbrella Academy

    @CretanBull :  That's awesome!   He's one of the main characters and really good in the show.

  • Avengers: Infinity War Spoilers and Theories

    I also felt a bit odd about seeing Black Panther, Spiderman, Dr Strange, the Guardians disappear, but I suppose what they are doing is showing us an alternate ending to validate the sacrifice of the folks that will probably permanently die on the next one.   What better way to show why it was important for the folks that will make the ultimate sacrifice do so by showing us what would happen if they don't?

    By the way, anyone notice at the very beginning of the New York fight, how Dr Strange used his magic against the flying doughnut and then winked at Tony Stark?   Does that have any significance?