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Ding ding ding! Tetraethyl lead as an antiknock additives was discovered in 1921, and was used in the US until the 70s. Automobile use rose drastically in the postwar period. There may be many other factors and contributing chemicals, but TEL is a very probable primary suspect.

Aug 4
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I grew up in North Jersey; the Manhattan skyline was visible from my backyard on a clear day. I was raised to believe, firmly and without debate, that NYC is the center of the universe, and the one sure sign of “making it” - of being successful, of becoming an adult, of living life - was to at a minimum work in Read more

Aug 4
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Look, we all love a good prank show, but this really steps over the line. That vicious prankster is picking on that feeble-minded old man (who clearly suffers from dementia) and making him look confused and stupid. The old man obviously has to go to the bathroom (or he wouldn’t be sitting on the chair like it’s a Read more

Aug 4
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Don’t you know? NYC and LA are the only cities that exist in North America. And even when practicality of filming makes literally using those cities difficult, nobody wants to watch something set in Pittsburgh, or Toronto, or Vancouver. So film in those in you have to, but pretend you are in NYC or LA.

Jul 29
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What a big surprise, their past lives all ended in a movie-worthy dramatic and tragic death. As opposed to shitting yourself to death from cholera, which would have been the more likely scenario.

Jul 27
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So how’s it work on the 28 ad trackers I’ve blocked that G/O Media has tagged to this page? Does it magically fix the broken Kinja comments for this page? Or does it respond that Kinja is malware? Read more

Jul 26
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That’s what I was thinking also. Yen is the only Asian actor I can remember in any of the Blade films. That’s a weird statement. 

Jul 26
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There was three previous Marvel movies—a trilogy called Blade—where Wesley Snipes kills 200 Asians each movie; nobody gives a shit, so don’t write about Nobu and Gao,’ Read more

Jul 26
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One of the story telling weaknesses in Daredevil, Iron Fist and the Defenders is the lack of motivation of the shadowy Hand and it’s leaders. Compare them as adversaries to Fisk or the Punisher or even the season 1 Russians. Or the Meachums in Iron Fist. The best adversaries are the ones you can understand, who have a Read more