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3/3/14
12:49 AM
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I think there might have been a theater release and a raunchier DVD version, and I think I saw the latter - there's one of two scenes that feature reasonably generous amount of T&A, but there's also quite a lot of bare, middle aged male ass while we're at it. Anyway, it's still a lot grimmer than I expected. It's Read more

3/2/14
3:22 PM
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I'd go with Supernatural for marathoning. It's first two-three seasons are fantastic binge watching, tense and coherent and with enough characterization and depth to get through the rough patches of the occasional clunky monster-of-the-week. At some point it turns into convoluted, repetitive nonsense, but the Read more

3/2/14
3:17 PM
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Lol, I wanted that - my wifi was going to be "Best_of_the_big_three" and the password would have been Clarke, (hey, it's only three guesses, at worst) but my less publicly charitable roomies vetoed me.

3/2/14
3:14 PM
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It wasn't actually John Smith, sorry, I figured that was clear - it was "Fairly Common First Name Fairly Common Last Name," but I'm pretty sure it wasn't any fictional reference or character. Just some guy...presumably getting married and feeling a need to advertise it via his wifi to anyone pirating it?

3/2/14
2:47 PM
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One of my neighbours, for years, had JohnSmithIsGettingMarried. I have no idea what it was about or if he ever got married or who it even was.

3/2/14
2:40 AM
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Me three. It's not perfect, but it was compulsively readable (so was the Cuckoo's Calling) and I enjoyed the hell out of that truly vicious observing eye Rowling has for pettiness, hypocrisy and self-delusion (which is there in Harry Potter too) really getting to go to town.

3/1/14
3:25 PM
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I don't think it's possible to escape humanity. Even trying is still a reaction to is still a reaction to other. I'm still too much of a marxist, it's one of the axioms. ;-p Read more

3/1/14
8:56 AM
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I do the same thing, but isn't it a false dichotomy? The game was created by real people, after all. It contains their ideas, their notions of narrative, emotions, ideas, etc, etc. You're still interacting with society here, in some way. That bitch is virtually inescapable.

3/1/14
8:54 AM
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That's interesting, particularly the interactive element. I figure there's this social element - learning, identifying, examining situations, etc, etc - with all fiction, essentially. We imagine ourselves in new social situations, a little bit, with almost every book we read and every movie we see. I guess the great Read more

3/1/14
8:21 AM
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Dammit, am I going to have to watch that as well and work it into my grand unified theory of cruelty and respect in geek comedy? Being obsessive about stuff is hard, man.

3/1/14
8:14 AM
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Wikipedia informs me London only gets a little less than 600 mm percipitation a year, whereas most of northern Israel is more in the 700-900 range. Even the Jerusalem area, including Bethlehem, is more than 500. It drops sharply once you go East and South though. The Dead Sea, which is only about 30km from Jerusalem, Read more

3/1/14
6:36 AM
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Actually the Galillee gets a decent amount of rain. More than London. It is all concentrated in the winter though, so there's that fun moment of the first rain every year. (There's even a word for "the first rain".) Read more

2/28/14
12:38 PM
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At least you see em? I'm not saying it sounds smart, but better than nothing if your alternative is not to find the comments at all.

2/28/14
3:42 AM
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I wonder why it peaked as mobile-web traffic in particular?

2/28/14
3:36 AM
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I can kind of see that being useful - on some articles I can see that more comments have been posted, but they're buried somewhere in threads and I cannot for the life of me find them. (I can't be alone in feeling obliged to read all comments on something I've written, right? Right?) It's the not having a normal Read more

2/27/14
2:46 PM
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Ah! I honestly thought it was...Breaking Bad, maybe.

2/27/14
2:35 PM
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Woah! Animorphs. Nostalgia FTW. OTOH, I don't get the propane joke...