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J. M. LaFleur
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Jun 28 2018
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I assume we don’t be getting that forever-in-the-works Dangerous Visions.

Feb 16 2018
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The only issue that we’re running into is that as we get increased minority representation in films and TV—Star Wars and Black Panther are great examples—it’s becoming impossible to critique these without being accused of racism or sexism or being just generally a shitty person. I thought Black Panther was kind of Read more

Feb 16 2018
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Everybody is fragile. When I point out that there are some plot holes in the new movie and that T’Chala is basically a cunt for leaving his nephew behind in spite of the child having done nothing wrong, I imagine you’ll get up in arms. Read more

Feb 15 2018
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Patrick, did you know the Nazis helped develop treatments for altitude sickness, including firmly establishing how long one can remain conscious in flight if the cabin of a plane lost pressure, information used to help write manuals on safety and emergency situation management? Should we toss all that out because it Read more

Feb 15 2018
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Indeed, that’s what I’m referencing. The Inquisitor confronts Solas who explains his motivation, then the Mark starts to act up again, Solas says he can slow the progression but it’s still going to kill the Inquisitor, and he knows only one way to stop that from happening. Cut to the Inquisitor appearing before the Read more

Feb 15 2018
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Eh, if Pai vanished today someone else would replace him by next week, and that someone would still be appointed by the Trump administration. Pai isn’t the problem, just a symptom of it.

Feb 15 2018
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It’s funny, you mention the arm specifically, yeah, I assume that will change things in some way for our character, but it’s interesting how different people interpret that in different ways. With no cutscene, we don’t know which of them actually did it, or how willing it was. The Mark was killing the Inquisitor and Read more

Feb 15 2018
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It’s certainly a bit extreme, but I’m hoping that you can talk him out of it given that one of the dialogue options is something like “I will redeem you.” Read more

Feb 13 2018
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I had missed that article somehow, I want to raise one minor response to your dislike of his mockery of the Qun religion: remember that he is old enough to remember a time when it didn’t exist, and cavort with people who were effectively gods. Yeah, he doesn’t have respect for it, and why would he? He knows it isn’t tr Read more

Feb 12 2018
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The big finale was, at least, as TNG as it gets. Just a bunch of people talking to each other about what they want and why they want it.

Feb 12 2018
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Dude, Cheryl, no. The end of The Mist is so good that even King felt like he blew it with his original story by comparison. And you couldn’t have been more wrong about Donnie Darko, it’s an alternate timeline. Did you even watch these movies?

Feb 6 2018
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You’re missing kind of the super important part of this, Adam. Participation in Seemless is voluntary. All of those restaurants have chosen to take part, and could stop at any time.

Feb 6 2018
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Given how many developed nations would have everything except the recording without consent part legal, I’m having a lot of trouble caring. Slap on the wrist fine, plus restitution to the victim sounds about right.

Feb 6 2018
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Our black lab once kicked on the gas without knocking the knob far enough to light it. In the middle of the night, after most of the house was asleep. Fortunately I worked late back then, so when I rolled in at two in the morning I recognized the smell right away and tracked it down. We know it was her because she Read more

Feb 6 2018
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I feel like any food at all should always be a matter of personal taste without national origins coming into it. I get of lucky on that one, I have mostly Irish ancestry, so pork or beef, with carrots, cabbage, and potatoes, mixed with varying amounts of butter, cheese, and stout. It’s hard to find something there I Read more

Feb 5 2018
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When I went to college, the Chinese kids I knew were all split on takeout. Some regarded it as being vaguely terrible versions of things they grew up with, or that had no actual origins in Chinese cuisine, others kind of went with it as being just an Americanized version of something, and enjoyed it as part of the Read more