someguy99
Some Guy on the Internet
someguy99
Dec 10
5

These are all great shows that were still entertaining in their final seasons, but it’s hard to say that shows that ran for 6+ seasons really “ended before their time.” Six seasons is a lot of television!

Dec 23 2019
2

Am I the only one who took that final sequence to mean that the real Elliot is the viewer? The four personalities sit down to watch... something. Something where the camera is. The camera doesn’t directly show us what they’re looking at, but the image on the screen they see is literally just a reflection of what’s Read more

Dec 16 2019
4

I’m of two minds on this. Yes, I’m on the edge of my seat. And if they stick the landing, a la The Leftovers, then I’m right there with you, that I have absolutely no idea where this is going to go, in a good way. But there was already so much mystery about what was going on in this show, and this episode introduced Read more

Dec 16 2019
4

It seems like time is frozen still in the alternate reality: Elliot's alarm goes off at 11:16, and then a long scene plays out, and then his father finds his phone, and the time is 11:16. 

Dec 8 2019
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When we were nearing the halfway point of the show and all we'd had were "JLo is too fabulous for premise" sketches, I was really rooting for a kind of concept show where every single sketch followed the same formula, just with more and more absurd premises. Alas, apparently the writers room just decided those three Read more

Dec 4 2019
1

We managed to stave this off until this year. My 5-year-old came up with an adorable Christmas list a few weeks ago (three items, the most expensive of which was a $15 book). Then the new sporting goods store opened. And the conversation has shifted from “I think that’s a good list” to “the list is just for ideas, Read more

Nov 7 2019
3

Every company I’ve worked for in a professional role has handed me a contract on or before day 1 saying something like “This is an at-will employment contract; either party may terminate the employment relationship at any time. These terms may only be modified by the agreement of the employee and a vote of the board Read more

Nov 7 2019
2

The name of this episode isn’t “Method Not Allowed,” it’s “405 Method Not Allowed.” All of the episode titles this season have been 4xx http error codes (errors web servers throw when there’s a problem with the user’s request), in order:
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Nov 1 2019
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The credit card company wasn’t the most receptive to a random person calling up and saying, “I don’t know the account number or the address you have on file, but can you please give me control of the account?”

Oct 30 2019
4

Does moo goo gai pan count here, or is that too authentically Chinese? I'd always assumed it was an American Chinese Food thing, until my wife (who grew up in Beijing) made it for dinner one day, and said it was something she ate growing up. Admittedly, it was a bit less goopy-cornstarch-muck than my local takeout Read more

Oct 14 2019
2

Does this, like, work? It seems like you’ll get it sealed 95% of the way around, but won’t seal at the corners. And if you don’t need it sealed at the corners, the bag’s not sealed. In which case, what’s the point of using a zip-top bag? Read more

Oct 14 2019
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I’ll take a musical guest with a guide track and some entertaining choreography any week over Billie Elish’s “this would be really cool, but someone forgot to turn on the mic” or Taylor Swift’s just-another-sit-n-sing.

Oct 10 2019
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I don’t carry a credit card balance, so credit card interest rates are generally irrelevant to me, but I have a different reason for not getting a card at the register: I don’t want to rely on some random store clerk to type up the info on my application. Read more

Oct 9 2019
3

Most of them. All the major California fires of the last few years, except for one, have been officially blamed on PG&E, and that last one (Tubbs fire) was officially blamed on privately-owned electrical equipment, but there’s a court case saying that PG&E may be responsible.

Oct 4 2019
17

These places have a lot of ways of making money, but a surprisingly large portion of their profit is pretty boring: when you hold cash in your brokerage account, they don’t pay you much interest, but they put your cash somewhere that pays them interest, and they pocket the difference. Read more

Oct 2 2019
6

When I went to an A’s game with my friend this year, her $200/year ticket package also came with half-price concessions (only in the upper deck). It came out to something like $4.50 per beer and $3.50 per hot dog, which is more expensive than staying home, but less expensive than pretty much any bar in the bay area.

Sep 12 2019
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Why would any top players play in the FIBA world cup? They aren’t getting paid, they already have a grueling season that runs from October 1 through mid-June, they’re putting themselves at risk of injury, there’s zero prestige associated with it, and it’s only news if you lose. For all the faults of the Olympics, an Read more