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Post by duff » Fri Feb 12, 2021 9:20 pm

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We very much enjoyed Cobra Kai, although the season 2 cliffhanger seemed a bit much.
That is a charitable way to describe it. But agree on both.
Holy crap that was a bit much...

Still love Johnny though.
He is the only reason to watch.
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Post by brian » Fri Feb 12, 2021 10:07 pm

Finished The Stand. So disappointed. Second swing at the piñata to develop it and 0-for-2 now (though each had its small charms).

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Post by Shirley » Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:25 am

FInally watched the season 2 finale of The Boys last night. Man, that's a fun show. Loved it. And a great twist at the end too.
Totally Kafkaesque

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Sat Feb 13, 2021 11:48 am

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FInally watched the season 2 finale of The Boys last night. Man, that's a fun show. Loved it. And a great twist at the end too.
Read the graphic novels. They are fantastic and wild.

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Post by Pruitt » Sun Feb 14, 2021 10:41 pm

The show Quiz about the "Who Wants To Be A MIllionaire" scandal in the UK is really good.
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Post by sancarlos » Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:33 pm

Interesting thing on Jeopardy tonight. The second place finisher earned more money than the game winner.
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The winner won $1,999. Second place wins $2,000.
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Post by Pruitt » Thu Feb 18, 2021 8:13 am

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Interesting thing on Jeopardy tonight. The second place finisher earned more money than the game winner.
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The winner won $1,999. Second place wins $2,000.
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The woman who looked like Wednesday Addams would have won if she made the proper bet.
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Post by Jerloma » Thu Feb 18, 2021 1:42 pm

Keri Russell's ass tho. Who knew?
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:23 am

Wow....'Gomorra' is really dark.

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Post by Pruitt » Fri Feb 19, 2021 8:25 am

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Wow....'Gomorra' is really dark.
Love that series. Saw the first two seasons on Netflix.

It doesn't get any lighter - absolutely refuses to glamourize any part of mob life.
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Post by Pruitt » Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:39 pm

Los Espookys on HBO is a lot of fun.
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Los Espookys on HBO is a lot of fun.
I love that show. It's an understated delight. Is season two out yet? Ana Fabrega steals every scene she's in.

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Post by DaveInSeattle » Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:29 am

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Wow....'Gomorra' is really dark.
Love that series. Saw the first two seasons on Netflix.

It doesn't get any lighter - absolutely refuses to glamourize any part of mob life.
I'm almost done with Season 1, and wow...
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The poor motorcycle mechanic kid who got set up to kill the other mob boss....and then his girlfriend was murdered. Yikes. Just brutal.

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Post by Pruitt » Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:31 pm

DaveInSeattle wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:29 am
Pruitt wrote:
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Wow....'Gomorra' is really dark.
Love that series. Saw the first two seasons on Netflix.

It doesn't get any lighter - absolutely refuses to glamourize any part of mob life.
I'm almost done with Season 1, and wow...
[+] spoiler
The poor motorcycle mechanic kid who got set up to kill the other mob boss....and then his girlfriend was murdered. Yikes. Just brutal.
Yeah that episode was brutal - yet really well done.

Did you read the book "Gomorrah?" A non-fiction investigation that led to the author being placed in protective custody for years.

The movie based on the book is also amazing.
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Post by brian » Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:02 pm

People in the 70s did not age well. Gavin McLeod was 38 when he started on the Mary Tyler Moore Show and 45 on The Love Boat. He easily looked at least 15 years older on each.

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Post by sancarlos » Sat Feb 20, 2021 9:17 pm

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People in the 70s did not age well. Gavin McLeod was 38 when he started on the Mary Tyler Moore Show and 45 on The Love Boat. He easily looked at least 15 years older on each.
He looked old when he was young on McHale's Navy.
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People in the 70s did not age well. Gavin McLeod was 38 when he started on the Mary Tyler Moore Show and 45 on The Love Boat. He easily looked at least 15 years older on each.
His hair had turned from black into bright white
He said that it was from when
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Post by tennbengal » Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:33 am

Not for nothing, but in my lifetime the health and beauty industry has poured a LOT of money into products aimed at keeping us looking younger longer into life.

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Post by Shirley » Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:32 am

A lot of it was smoking. Everyone smoked through the 70s and that shit ages you.
Totally Kafkaesque

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Post by tennbengal » Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:43 pm

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A lot of it was smoking. Everyone smoked through the 70s and that shit ages you.
That too. And not being able to avoid being around people smoking too.

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Post by sancarlos » Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:53 pm

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And not being able to avoid being around people smoking too.
You kids likely didn't live through much of that. I remember being in our car on winter days when both my parents and both my grandparents were smoking. I complained like hell to no avail.
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Post by Ryan » Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:59 pm

We’re almost to the point where if Elizabeth Olsen isn’t in a show, I won’t watch it
he’s a fixbking cyborg or some shit. The

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Post by tennbengal » Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:06 pm

sancarlos wrote:
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And not being able to avoid being around people smoking too.
You kids likely didn't live through much of that. I remember being in our car on winter days when both my parents and both my grandparents were smoking. I complained like hell to no avail.
I lived through a LOT of that. At least through the late 70s, you just had to deal with it mostly.

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Post by tennbengal » Sun Feb 21, 2021 3:07 pm

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We’re almost to the point where if Elizabeth Olsen isn’t in a show, I won’t watch it
co-sign.

And layering in Kathryn Hahn is almost unfair. Wandavision rules.

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sancarlos wrote:
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And not being able to avoid being around people smoking too.
You kids likely didn't live through much of that. I remember being in our car on winter days when both my parents and both my grandparents were smoking. I complained like hell to no avail.
My father smoked a pipe until I was in middle school, so I was known for smelling like tobacco. Fortunately, pipe tobacco isn't nearly as offensive as cigarettes. And probably all of us are old enough to remember smoking sections in restaurants and airplanes! FFS, how could people believe it was OK to smoke in a densely packed tin can in the sky!
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Post by L-Jam3 » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:20 am

Look, everyone knows the smoke only stays in the smoking sections and didn't drift everywhere else, especially in a airplane that circulates the air.
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Post by mister d » Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:56 am

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And probably all of us are old enough to remember smoking sections in restaurants and airplanes! FFS, how could people believe it was OK to smoke in a densely packed tin can in the sky!
Also "every bar". I don't think present day me could make it through the door of places I hung out in from 18-23.
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:01 am

Yeah, most of us were some level of child in the 70s when it was ridiculous, and even into the 80s when every bar was a smoke-filled shitshow. Even before they started outright banning it, I would leave certain bars because it was just too much for me. Nanny O'Brien's in Cleveland Park was a joint that around midnight, I guess because of really bad HVAC, would become intolerable. That was 1993-4 or thereabouts.
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Post by Giff » Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:14 am

There's still a sports bar here that is in an unincorporated area and still allows smoking. It's so bad the smokers in my group don't even want to go there.
Muh.

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Post by The Sybian » Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:49 am

mister d wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:56 am
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And probably all of us are old enough to remember smoking sections in restaurants and airplanes! FFS, how could people believe it was OK to smoke in a densely packed tin can in the sky!
Also "every bar". I don't think present day me could make it through the door of places I hung out in from 18-23.
Yeah, I thought about that right after typing. The worst was the bars at home when I'd come home from college. The smell of smoke on my clothes were absolutely disgusting. I don't remember that being an issue at the college bars, trying to remember if they made people go outside to smoke. When I first moved to Hoboken, they passed a municipal law banning smoking in bars, and it was shocking how different it felt inside of bars. I never noticed smoke being a problem, but the absence was enormous, and you'd really notice it when going to a bar that allowed smoking.
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The Sybian wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:49 am
mister d wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:56 am
The Sybian wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:14 am
And probably all of us are old enough to remember smoking sections in restaurants and airplanes! FFS, how could people believe it was OK to smoke in a densely packed tin can in the sky!
Also "every bar". I don't think present day me could make it through the door of places I hung out in from 18-23.
Yeah, I thought about that right after typing. The worst was the bars at home when I'd come home from college. The smell of smoke on my clothes were absolutely disgusting.
When I lived in Chicago, I had what I called my 'smoke coat' that I would wear to bars. And I would regularly take a shower when I would get home because I reeked from cig smoke.

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Post by sancarlos » Mon Feb 22, 2021 12:20 pm

Last time I went to Las Vegas I was surprised how smoky were some of the casinos. It was like walking back in time.
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DaveInSeattle wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:51 am
The Sybian wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:49 am
mister d wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:56 am
The Sybian wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:14 am
And probably all of us are old enough to remember smoking sections in restaurants and airplanes! FFS, how could people believe it was OK to smoke in a densely packed tin can in the sky!
Also "every bar". I don't think present day me could make it through the door of places I hung out in from 18-23.
Yeah, I thought about that right after typing. The worst was the bars at home when I'd come home from college. The smell of smoke on my clothes were absolutely disgusting.
When I lived in Chicago, I had what I called my 'smoke coat' that I would wear to bars. And I would regularly take a shower when I would get home because I reeked from cig smoke.
On the other hand, when I do smell that disgusting smell on my smoke jacket, it makes me nostalgic for college.
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DaveInSeattle wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:51 am
The Sybian wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:49 am
mister d wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:56 am
The Sybian wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:14 am
And probably all of us are old enough to remember smoking sections in restaurants and airplanes! FFS, how could people believe it was OK to smoke in a densely packed tin can in the sky!
Also "every bar". I don't think present day me could make it through the door of places I hung out in from 18-23.
Yeah, I thought about that right after typing. The worst was the bars at home when I'd come home from college. The smell of smoke on my clothes were absolutely disgusting.
When I lived in Chicago, I had what I called my 'smoke coat' that I would wear to bars. And I would regularly take a shower when I would get home because I reeked from cig smoke.
It's astounding how we didn;t notice back in the day (and yes, I was a smoker)

I was amazed when I was going out with a non-smoker girl who used to constantly make comments about cigarette smoke. thought she was being neurotic and overreacting. 4 years ago when we were in japan, my wife and i hung out at a bar that allowed smoking. Even though only a few people were puffing, our clothes stunk.

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Post by DSafetyGuy » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:30 pm

I cannot be the only one interested in MTV's Remote Control: the Definitive Oral History.
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Post by govmentchedda » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:38 pm

DSafetyGuy wrote:
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I cannot be the only one interested in MTV's Remote Control: the Definitive Oral History.
Nice!
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DSafetyGuy wrote:
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I cannot be the only one interested in MTV's Remote Control: the Definitive Oral History.
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Post by tennbengal » Tue Feb 23, 2021 2:31 pm

btw, in case anyone else in here are secret Kathryn Hahn admirers and do not know about it, her HBO series Mrs. Fletcher is fantastic. Also, you get the full Kathyrn Hahn, if you are into that sort of thing.

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