randominternettrekdork
RandomInternetTrekDork
randominternettrekdork
Feb 18
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Seriously, exactly. Follow people who tweet good things. Mute or block (as warranted) people who suck and make it a slog or actively bad place.

Or, you know, follow all the garbage accounts if that’s what floats your boat.

I follow my friends, journalists who I find to be smart or funny, film/TV critics who have Read more

Feb 8
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Paul Simonon regrets that P-bass getting smashed that’s on the cover of London Calling, because it was his favorite that he smashed on the spur of the moment because he was mad at the venue for how the bouncers were treating the audience.

Feb 8
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Kurt Cobain always switched to a cheap Squier Stratocaster for the final song to smash it. It wasn’t any less fake. C’mon.

Jan 7
2

Based on his tattoos, if the the dude is a shaman, it’s of Wotanism, which is a neo-nazi cult of the Nordic god Odin/Wotan.

Nov 3
5

My brother and I grew up with guns. We lived in a rural area and would go target shooting in the back yard. I have no personal interest in owning a gun at this point in my life, but am quite aware that it’s not incompatible with otherwise liberal views.

But also not kidding that the rest of my family are crazy Bircher Read more

Nov 3
17

Nah. His politics have moderated quite a bit. He’s still Christian, but he left his church a few years ago because they’re anti-gay rights and he’s pro. He hates Trump. His current wife (of the last ~2 years) is a complete hippy. He does still own guns though. (Speaking from personal family experience, not all gun Read more

Sep 25
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The author of the short story’s given name is not romanized as Ryünosuke; it’s Ryūnosuke or Ryûnosuke. The macron or circumflex indicates that its a long vowel. You don’t use umlauts or diaereses for Japanese, even if you want to indicated the second of the same vowel starts a new syllable (or is the start of a new Read more

Sep 25
3

First, do watch the original; it’s a very good movie and only 88 minutes long. It’s unclear who is telling the truth about any of it. Each person tells a self-serving / self-aggrandizing version of the story that has some germ of what probably happened (we’re never shown the actual event) but is heavily colored by Read more

Sep 23
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In Japan, the PC Engine (10 million) handily outsold the MegaDrive (4 million) but the Super Famicon eclipsed them both (17 million). The TurboGrafx-16 (as the PC Engine in an unnecessarily large case was branded in the US and Europe) was a flop though. I’ve liked a lot of the games on the PC Engine Mini though, Read more

Sep 23
2

Gross ad and bad ripoff of a scene I already hated in The Meaning of Life.

But the Super FX2 GPU on the cartridge really made the graphics on Yoshi’s Island pretty amazing compared to earlier SNES games.

Sep 23
5

They not only license to Nintendo, but after they pulled out of the hardware market they actually signed several multi-year, multi-game exclusive licenses to Nintendo for Sonic games.

Also, I’d like to get you started on the TurboGrafx-16. I never had one nor knew anyone who did, but I got a PC Engine Core Grafx Mini Read more

Sep 22
2

Generally when you see an actor or director described as a “journeyman” it means that they work regularly and do a good job but aren’t a big name or don’t make a strong mark. It certainly can come across kind of insultingly, like people will call someone like Ron Howard a journeyman director, as in “he makes a lot of Read more

Sep 22
6

Guest is a Baron, but he was one of the ones who voted for the 1999 reform that kicked hereditary Lords out of the House of Lords (he legitimately thinks it should be reformed as a democratically elected, more Senate-like body). So, it’s not like he has a ton of baron-y things to do. Read more

Sep 18
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As of right now, it’s all over my Hulu landing page. They very much want me to know it’s back. But it’s a day later and I didn’t check yesterday.

Sep 18
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FXX is owned by Disney, just like Hulu, so it’s not likely to appear elsewhere. In fact, this season they’re releasing each episode onto Hulu next day (and they really hype the “FXX on Hulu” vertical), so even less likely to change.

Sep 4
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No doubt there are some Boomers that crossed from one camp to the other, but I suspect that most of them are the same as they ever were. The anti-war, civil rights protesting contingent were a minority, but were good at making news and being seen in the 60s and 70s. The scummy majority of them became more obvious as Read more

Sep 4
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True. My point was essentially, “you may already be familiar with a case like this that got a lot of media attention and it’s a thing that happens regularly”.