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Aug 29
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The author must have gotten Firbolgs and Fomorians confused, pretty understandable really. I read this book as a kid, pretty sure I even still have it in a box somewhere, and even after reading this summary I still have no memory at all of the plot.

Aug 16
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Pretty sure ‘N’ is for Nazis.

Aug 10
9

Right? Every other version of Seth Rogen looks like a giant shlub, but old timey Seth Rogen looks like he could be the captain of a ship.

Jul 20
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I don’t know, 5 lbs is pretty small for a cat. I think it might be some sort of large hedgehog.

Jul 16
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I think he was trying to stretch the law too far there. I’ll accept the logic that leads to Mars falling under Maritime Law, but Watney doesn’t need to threaten or fight anyone to take control of the MAV, so I think the Law of Salvage would be more applicable.

Jul 15
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He stole a ship, that technically makes him a pirate, right?

Jun 18
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This is the mob who eventually evolved into the “blackshirts”, but the point is, the Nazis had massive, effective grassroots support from young fit people able to swing a club at the heads of anyone the Nazis decided needed a good clubbing. Read more

Jun 15
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Good point, in many ways police departments are virtually identical to organized crime. Loyalty to the group is more important than the law, hatred of “rats,” running protection rackets, often violent or even murderous. Lying to cover up crimes. 

Jun 15
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2) a slew of local and national stories of low-level cops preventing a terrorist act or single-handedly saving something major on the 6:00 news and morning shows. Read more

Jun 11
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How do you know a drummer is knocking at the door?
The knocking keeps getting faster and faster.

Jun 6
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Seriously. They can gladly have my money, but I don’t even want to have to read the titles of 700+ games, let alone figure out which ones I actually want to try. Can they add an option where I pay $10 and only get...say, 20 or 30 games, just the good stuff.

May 18
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Are you using mild cheddar that barely has a flavor in the first place? Use some “Seriously Sharp” cheddar cheese (Cabot is my preferred brand). As my grandfather used to say, it will put hair on your chest.

May 18
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Your butter is going bad in less than two weeks? Are you storing it on something hot? I just had butter out for two months that was still fine. Though the temperature was never above 63 degrees (F) or so in that time.

May 8
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My impression from the books wasn’t so much that the Fremen were that skilled of fighters, though they were skilled, it was that they were utterly relentless. Their entire culture maintained military-like discipline at all times because it was necessary just to survive on Arrakis. And they were zealots who were Read more

May 8
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I love the SyFy version. There is a laundry list of things I wish it did better, but still probably the best miniseries that SyFy ever produced (with the possible exception of the Battlestar Galactica miniseries). I actually own the Director’s Cut on DVD as well as the Children of Dune sequel. I remember staying up to Read more

May 7
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If they stuck with just one person, the movies would at least feel connected and have an over-arching story that would hopefully pay off. Read more

May 2
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What you are describing is Sturgeon’s Law, coined by Theodore Sturgeon.
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Apr 25
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I’m hard pressed to imagine any situation that I would need the help of 13 year old me, unless it was figuring out where I tucked away my Atari 2600 when I bought a Sega Master System at a yard sale.