CommonVices
CommonVices
5/15/19
11:37 AM
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No joke. I don’t go for organized religion myself, but “fuck church” was neither the substance nor the tone of his remark. I don’t know whether to write the headline off as a clickbait-y attempt to grab a few more eyeballs for what is at this point (two days later) a stale story or as the author hardcore projecting Read more

5/6/19
3:10 PM
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Anticipating — and starting to see — the flurry of commenters saying something to the effect of, “My finances are simple, and my relationships are straightforward, so it’s cool that I did it myself!” Read more

5/6/19
1:16 PM
4

I was annoyed that whenever those crossbows were a part of the battle, Dany completely forgot that she was on an animal that could fly and acted like the conflict was playing out in planar two-dimensional space.

5/6/19
12:01 PM
13

Sansa has been one of my favorite characters this season, because she’s grown up and grown into a fearsome and clever player. So when she brushes aside The Hound’s observation that she would have avoided her terrible times with Littlefinger and Ramsay Bolton if she had escaped with him from King’s Landing with a Read more

5/6/19
11:16 AM
1

Okay, either you legitimately don’t understand, or you’re feigning a semantic ambiguity so you can feel correct, and though I suspect it’s the latter, on the off chance it’s the former, here you go: Read more

5/2/19
2:59 PM
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You take your star, but make no eye contact as you do.

5/2/19
2:56 PM
9

I feel like you glossed over my overall message (i.e., height advantage is based on perception, not utility), and jumped straight to the assumption that I was arguing that there is no advantage to being tall in today’s society, which is pretty obviously not the point I was making. Read more

5/2/19
11:53 AM
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I find the widespread obsession with height so fascinating. It’s one of those things that really shouldn’t be that significant, since we as a species have all but eliminated the circumstances in which being tall would be a practical advantage. All the (physical) challenges facing shorter-than-average people are Read more

4/30/19
11:51 AM
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In February 2018, the city of New York’s Environmental Protection department unveiled a program where citizens can file a complaint against idling trucks and buses. Read more

4/30/19
11:31 AM
1

No, he stabilized it.  He didn’t remove it.  Go back and rewatch it or find the script online if you need that confirmed.

4/29/19
3:00 PM
1

Seeing Pepper Potts rock an Iron Man suit is one of the big, fun surprises of that final battle. And, with Tony now dead, doesn’t the world seen need an Iron Man? Or, better yet, an Iron Woman? Read more

4/29/19
1:01 PM
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I think they could have easily turned him back to normal with another time jump or via a half-dozen other ways. Not “fixing” him just created a gag that overstayed its welcome by about two hours. Sort of like if they had cracked a joke about Cap’s ass in every single scene. They did the same sort of thing at the end Read more

4/29/19
12:41 PM
2

And finally, Tony. I don’t mind Tony dying, it’s the way he died and how his character works in this movie that I mind. He meets his father, who told him not to let work get in the way of personal life, then he goes and dies for his Avengers “work” and leaves his wife and daughter. Read more

4/29/19
12:29 PM
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Really? I hated that. At first, it was like, “Oh, haha. That’s a funny sight gag. Didn’t see that one coming...” Read more

4/29/19
12:24 PM
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Oof. Yeah, that was bad. Whenever, in the course of a superhero movie, you have the heroes blatantly posing for a “team shot,” it tends to take the audience right out of it, and whenever it’s blatantly thematic (in this case, yeah, “grrrl power!”), it’s doubly awkward. It’s like, “Okay, you know you can pose for Hot Read more

4/29/19
11:00 AM
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I think what annoyed me about the use of time travel in Endgame was that, typically, when a movie employs time travel in a way that creates a plot hole or narrative inconsistency, it’s because the writers are oversimplifying the device so that the audience can appreciate the premise without getting bogged down in the Read more

4/29/19
10:38 AM
3

I had mixed feelings about this episode, and like a lot of fans, I could probably drone on about the merits and weaknesses of the battle all day, but this is my “concise” view: Read more

4/22/19
4:07 PM
3

Ew. Mark-Paul Gosselaar went full Haley Joel Osment on us....