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On 5/7/2019 at 8:53 PM, Eskimohorn said:

Dude MTV has Lindsay Lohan’s beach club. What are you wasting time on this show?

 

I refuse to start a topic for The Hills: New Beginnings so I'll just quote this and say that trying to have Heidi & Spencer carry a show with zero Lauren Conrad participation is fucking disgraceful

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On 6/18/2019 at 8:39 AM, Lobo said:

People are paying $58 to see Yakov Smirnov in Branson, Missouri at 10 o'clock in the morning.  

That's happening.  Right now.  In this country.  On our watch.  

And Republicans don't think the Russians are meddling in our affairs?  

If I was drunk at 10 a.m. in Branson, why not?

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Isn't Branson that place that brazenly advertises, "Vegas, but without the booze and gambling."  It is literally my understanding that there's no alcohol, but for a few places that even serve alcohol and even then, it's just with dinner and tepidly at that.  

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On 5/7/2019 at 9:55 AM, Lobo said:

 What about the scuba divers  that died saving most of eastern Europe ?

I'm just now getting around to watching this -- watched the first two episodes back-to-back. I've just seen their flashlights go out in the muck as they're trying to get down into the water to let the water out of the canisters to avoid them exploding. According to Wikipedia, two of the three are still alive and I think the third only just recently died and it didn't sound like it was due to the radiation.

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I now know that because of the show and the subsequent research.  I posted that before I started watching the show and the only thing I remembered from junior high social studies Class was that those guys saved a good chunk of Europe and then died.  It was a public school in Illinois, so not exactly top notch.  

This miniseries was so remarkable because it so superbly balanced between the dedication of a small number of dedicated people who knew their personal health was at risk to save millions juxtaposed against a massive government monolith of millions dedicAted to ignorance and lies.  Every few minutes, I’d catch myself thinking’ how can this government fuck it up even more’....wait here we go

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I had always pictured that diver story as actually diving fully underwater through a maze (and in pitch black). The show made it kind of disappointing with them just wading around with flashlights. 

Great story and bravery, but just one of those things I had built up more in my head.

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I had always pictured that diver story as actually diving fully underwater through a maze (and in pitch black). The show made it kind of disappointing with them just wading around with flashlights. 
Great story and bravery, but just one of those things I had built up more in my head.


The Rock and Jason Statham got it covered in the next F&F movie
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But it was their epic swim under the earth from Ukraine to Armenia that caused the massive earthquake that finally proved that the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics couldn't take care of its own shit.  They crumbled and now we're not allowed to call them out by name.  

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I now know that because of the show and the subsequent research.  I posted that before I started watching the show and the only thing I remembered from junior high social studies Class was that those guys saved a good chunk of Europe and then died.  It was a public school in Illinois, so not exactly top notch.  
This miniseries was so remarkable because it so superbly balanced between the dedication of a small number of dedicated people who knew their personal health was at risk to save millions juxtaposed against a massive government monolith of millions dedicAted to ignorance and lies.  Every few minutes, I’d catch myself thinking’ how can this government fuck it up even more’....wait here we go


That’s the Thai soccer team story.

At any rate, just finished this. Wow. Powerful. Amazing. Can’t remember the last time I saw something as powerful as this. Mind-boggling what it took to not be the cataclysmic event it could’ve been.
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8 hours ago, C-Man said:

At any rate, just finished this. Wow. Powerful. Amazing. Can’t remember the last time I saw something as powerful as this.

Yep. Agreed. I can typically binge watch shows 5+ episodes at a time. This was the first time I've had to stop watching after each episode and take a day to process what I watched.

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They all move to Armenia in 1988 just to see what's what.  The point is just that the socio-political critic, Art Vandelay reminded us that nothing is above Architect, so to to these Soviet scientists and engineers blaze into our skulls that nothing is above the State.  The State, the State, the State.  

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1 hour ago, Lobo said:

They all move to Armenia in 1988 just to see what's what.  The point is just that the socio-political critic, Art Vandelay reminded us that nothing is above Architect, so to to these Soviet scientists and engineers blaze into our skulls that nothing is above the State.  The State, the State, the State.  

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1 hour ago, Lobo said:

They all move to Armenia in 1988 just to see what's what.  The point is just that the socio-political critic, Art Vandelay reminded us that nothing is above Architect, so to to these Soviet scientists and engineers blaze into our skulls that nothing is above the State.  The State, the State, the State.  

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