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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Lisa Garr
« Last post by Jackstar on Today at 01:00:37 AM »
I can testify to the effectiveness of this guy's discipline.
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Random Topics / Re: Which books kicked your butt?
« Last post by Jackstar on Today at 12:56:34 AM »
I have great admiration for anybody who is willing to admit that they are trying to read Ulysses.
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Radio and Podcasts / Re: Lisa Garr
« Last post by yumyumtree on Today at 12:46:39 AM »
I saw a banner at an Everett coffee stand that said Bulletproof coffee. I thought that it was an attempt to joke about a recent holdup. Now I know what it was. A coffeehouse in the Everett library has been serving something called "butter coffee" for several years. Its good, but expensive.

According to the Internet, this guy has a formula for calculating how frequently men should have orgasms. I don't know if they'll get into that.
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Politics / Re: Fake News...
« Last post by PB the Deplorable on Today at 12:43:40 AM »
Another fake hate crime...

http://dailycaller.com/2017/04/22/police-indiana-state-professor-fabricated-anti-muslim-hate-crimes/

These fabricated ''selfies'' are so common, at this point any hate crime reported on campus should be assumed to be one until proven otherwise. 

I really hope the Trump Administration can find a reason to deport this ass-clown.
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Random Topics / Re: Game of Thrones
« Last post by zeebo on Today at 12:39:02 AM »
I'm zooming through Season 2 and I'm pretty impressed.  Some of the places like Dragonstone and the Iron Islands look just like I pictured them (both interior & exteriors).  Also the excellent casting continues - Yara, and Stannis for instance. 

So far I'd say this series is an excellent case study in how to write an adaptation for the screen.  The writers have clarified the main plot lines, brought the essence of each character into sharp relief, and drawn a cohesive picture of the world in which everything takes place.  Some of the dialogue is as excellent or even better (or at least more succinct) than the book.  Sure some details are lost in this process, but that's the trade-off.  In this case I'd say it mostly works.

Still I wonder how well people who haven't read the books are faring with the complexity? For sure it's dramatically reduced but it still makes it easier when you're like "Oh, there's Davos!".  :D
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Is that the original Brit version or the American remake?  I've never watched the supposedly better original, but I love the remake (w/ Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson  etc.), especially the first three seasons.  If that's what your watching, be sure to catch the outtakes which are usually on the last disc of the season - some of the funniest scenes never made it to screen.
It's the American one.
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I just finished watching second season of the Expanse. Probably not as good as the first season, but still the best scifi show since the Battlestar Galactica remake....

Good to hear, I'm waiting for the netflix release so I can binge it.
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So today I bought a DVD of season 1 of The Office at the Everett library for one dollar. I haver never seen it, because, as you know, I stopped watching TV some years ago. I thought Gary Cole was in that, but I guess not, or not in season 1 anyway.

Is that the original Brit version or the American remake?  I've never watched the supposedly better original, but I love the remake (w/ Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson  etc.), especially the first three seasons.  If that's what your watching, be sure to catch the outtakes which are usually on the last disc of the season - some of the funniest scenes never made it to screen.
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