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  • I thought the length of the computer stuff was so we could admire 80s tech in more detail or really lack thereof for the time. Also I think the Pastor Tim call wasn’t pointless he was just awkward enough I even think he may have obliquely coded what…
  • I was wondering if a metro the size of Cincinnati could support having regular  higher end auctions. It seems from a business side having the auctions in a wealthier and larger city may bring better returns. But I really do like the idea. 
  • Interesting the ladies auctioning off the stuff said they wanted a European vacation and settled for...Key West.  Which is a perfectly nice place, Ernest Hemingway’s home and all but I thought they’d go to at least Italy with $30+k from the auction…
  • How do you guys also feel about there only being 7 episodes this coming season? It sounded like they'll be longer but also a big boost in budget for each. So instead of budgeted down earlier episodes for a penultimate blow out it might be more evene…
  • I get enough existential dread from this show maybe I don't need The Leftovers. Anyone else worried Oleg was going to throw himself off the building Mad Men opening credits like?
  • I had a difficult time with the first season. I didn't particularly like it, but I felt compelled enough to keep tuning in, and the second season is one of the best television seasons I've experienced. I started season one but stopped after I think …
  • Dude Oleg! If only my dating life was as easy. It's like Soviet Bachelor on hometown dates plus they cook and pour you vodka? But I get it's probably not a great time to start a relationship when you're being blackmailed by the CIA. I listened to…
  • @dochielomn The WW2 vets is not a good comparison. Those were fully declared wars on a battlefield. Would you say Nazi spies who assassinated US noncombantants weren't murderers? The key is this is a Cold War not an open declared one it isn't proper…
  • @dochielomn I don't even think Elizabeth and Paige made it the Soviet Union. I think they went to Berlin. And it's not about some moral high ground that can they judge him, they are murderers full stop. They are beginning to come to terms with tha…
  • I don't mind realistic and graphic war violence at all. Sometimes it's important to portray things authentically. But it also isn't a requirement or necessary condition. I got really into history and learning about it from films like Patton and A …
  • The Deer Hunter fits this discussion - rated R - find me a better one rated PG (Other than Bridge over River Kwai). Patton, Lawrence of Arabia, A Bridge Too Far. I personally probably enjoy Gettysburg (also PG) more than Deer Hunter.
  • @A_Ron_Hubbard @Jim Did you guys forget or not realize that the the first letter of every episode of season 2 was an anagram that spelled out FRINGSBACK? I think on the Hardwick after show of the season 2 finale Villigan and Gould admitted fans fig…
  • Dude Oleg! If only my dating life was as easy. It's like Soviet Bachelor on hometown dates plus they cook and pour you vodka? But I get it's probably not a great time to start a relationship when you're being blackmailed by the CIA.
  • Do you believe that Sasha's iPod still had the f*&$ing U2 album that just appeared and can't get rid of? I don't know. That was a real old classic like iPod. Probably hasn't been synced since 2008.
  • I do have an issue with saying the characters are supposed to be Asian. I don't know if that's necessarily true. The characters are Anime which means deliberately racially ambiguous. Now it is a Japanese property but I thought the original setting w…
  • They talk about the fascinating history of anime and Ghost in the Shell in an episode of the podcast Imaginary Worlds. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/imaginary-worlds/id916273527?mt=2&i=1000372447637 Like after the war the Japanese wante…
  • @TheEconomist I'm sure you are 100% correct.  No doubt about it.  I cherish thematic purpose...unfortunately I lost that expectation with TWD. Unfortunately this show can't make up its mind if its comic heightened reality or gritty realistic or arty…
  • @Suette the name of the song Sasha is listening to is "someday we'll all be free" so I'm guessing is was chosen for for thematic purposes rather than musical enjoyment.
  • I saw it in 3D IMAX and found the spectacle worthwhile. I liked it quite a bit. From what I've read it's a more streamlined story from the original (I haven't seen). I'm a big Scar Jo fan and like cyber punk so I'm pretty predisposed and primed to l…
  • This gunfight is so terribly edited. I have to guess it's deliberately confusing bc any realism would break it. The action is about as nonsensical as the ridiculous bayonet charges in Heartbreak Ridge. As if just rushing across a field with what see…
  • I am curious how easy it was for Mischa to enter the United States. Like what passport did he use to enter? Perhaps travel and tourist visas were just easy to get to leave from a Western European airport for US. This is pre EU so there are many more…