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  • Any good dating sites in the U.S. you recommend for meeting great American guys?

    I think we made a love connection here on the board!
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  • The host (Aaron & Jim) dynamic

    I think they are a great pair and complement and play off of each other really well.  Both their different styles and their long time friendship come across. 

    I don't see Jim as uninterested. I just see him as keeping the show more grounded. If you listen carefully, you will hear that Jim is the guy who remembers all the little details and reminds Aron of the facts from the show, and answers a lot of Aron's questions quite thoughtfully. He also sometimes gets to call the end of a topic because he's just "done," but that does kind of keep them on track.

    Aron is the more theory/brainstorming guy and the fun of listening to him is some wild shit comes out of his mouth occasionally, but he's still very grounded and insightful most of the time, and he kind of takes Jim into some really funny and spontaneous moments sometimes as well.

    Overall, the podcast sounds very much to me like a gab session between two well-informed friends, or even brothers, with a lot in common but different personalities, and that's why I like it. 

    (edited to add commas ha)
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  • Positivity! aka the good vibes thread

    I took a week off and have just been chilling out at home. It's a really valuable treat to me to just be able to lose track of time. I've done a little yard work and started a crochet project that I promised to do for a yarn shop as a sample but otherwise done nothing responsible. I do this a couple times of year and it really helps me hit the reset button at work.
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  • U.S. Politics episode 4: A New Thread

    I thought this was funny.


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  • Which fictional death affected you most? (Spoilers for everything ever)

    I will have to think of my real answer, but here is an amusing anecdote in the meantime:

    I was in the movie restroom after seeing the Baz Luhrmann Romeo and Juliet with Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. I heard two girls discussing the film. One was praising it to high heaven, especially Leo's performance. The other one said "Yeah... but why did he have to die in the end??"
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  • U.S. Politics the Third

    oops I came back

    No political party can claim the high ground in terms of individuals within them and sexual harassment or the treatment of women. Both parties have had plenty of individuals who have used their power nefariously in this manner. Anthony Weiner? How about Bill Clinton? How about the Kennedys? Power tends to corrupt in this way, and I hate to say it but it is almost always (not always, but almost always) men who use their power to seek or gain sexual favors or gratification. It's a tale as old as time, both in Hollywood and Washington, as well as in seats of power worldwide throughout history, and I am glad it's being talked about as much as it is right now.

    I do think the Democrats have a better record in terms of policy and governance on women's issues in the past few decades. They screw it up left and right (no pun intended), though, when they backtrack and do things like after Trump was elected they (including Nancy Pelosi) suddenly started saying that being pro-choice wasn't a litmus test for a Democratic candidate. Whoa, I don't know that we need to backtrack back to the stone ages to win an election, guys. Women's reproductive rights are under assault from the Trump administration and we don't need the Democrats to help with that. I don't think most Americans think birth control is a radical concept nor do I think they believe it's ok to "grab her by the pussy" or do anything that Harvey Weinstein is alleged to have done. 
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  • Guilty Pleasures

    I think this forum might be my guilty pleasure.
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  • The Handmaid's Tale Season 2

    I read this great article where the writer was like 'I'm excited for season 2, and will watch every episode and love it, but screw Elizabeth Moss and Samira Wiley for being such great actresses, and this show for being so good, and screw Margret Atwood for writing this book and making me feel this way".  She says that this show has redefined 'hate watch' for her. 
    I get it, and am right there with her!    :D
    It's definitely intense. I almost started an argument with my husband when he said something very mild I disagreed with about it after watching one episode. And it speaks to a certain feeling that's in the air nowadays.
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  • Which fictional death affected you most? (Spoilers for everything ever)

    aberry89 said:
    Some Lost characters come to mind...

    Say what you will, they wrote some goddamn amazing charachters on that show, and during peak Lost, some of those deaths...they were gut punches. Not Charlie so much for me, because his death had purpose. I think the two I will never get over is Sun and Jin. It seemed so needless, and they had been through so much together, and had been apart for so long, AND GOD DAMN IF THEY WERE NOT ONE OF BEST COUPLES EVER TO BE WRITTEN WHY DID THEY HAVE TO DIEEEE????

    Yep, still affects me. Get that Michael Giacchino score playing and i'm done 


    Also, this is a random one. But in the final season of Blackadder when all the charachters go over the trench and it fades to a field of red poppies....jesus, that shit got me. 
    I'm glad you brought up Lost! Hopefully this thread can become a discussion of whether or not Lost was a good show! 

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  • Guilty Pleasures

    If we are talking movies, I nominate the ones where the girls are in a choir called Barden Bellas. I forget what those movies are called though. But they are BAD!!! Yet still so watchable.
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