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  1. Large trucks and SUVs use more fuel, can make parking lot a pain in the ass when they can't fit inside the lines, and are significantly more dangerous to other vehicles and pedestrians.
  2. As others have said, the trailer is bad. If I hadn't loved the book, there's no chance I would have gone to see it, but it was really good.
  3. Unless he was already dead before the final shot, this was questionably murder, without justification, under Texas law. There is no legitimate argument that the final shot was immediately necessary to protect himself or others from unlawful force nor is there any legitimate argument that the final shot was immediately necessary to prevent the imminent commission of a robbery or his fleeing. There is also absolutely no question that the first four shots were justified. The only real grey areas here, legally or factually, are whether the second group of shots was justified and when exactly in the series of shots did he actually die.
  4. I know this is a controversial take with you inbred fucks but I’m actually anti-murder across the board, even if the victim is a piece of shit.
  5. What do you call an extrajudicial execution if not a lynching?
  6. This is the only actual legal defense the shooter has. But if he accelerated the death by even a millisecond with that final shot, that is unquestionably a murder. The need for defense, defense of others, or defense of property had long passed. That was just an extrajudicial execution at that point. I’m also fairly certain he’ll walk because there’s nothing Texans love more than a good old fashioned lynching.
  7. I’ve always wanted to take a scenic stroll from the state auditor to the lottery commission
  8. It dragged a bit at times but it looks spectacular and I had a good time at the theater. The last 30 minutes or so is one of the best action/war set pieces in recent memory.
  9. The last 9 seasons have made it clear that the jury is very easily distracted by the shiny object in front of them of winning fire making. Since that change was made, the fire making winner has won 5 times, the person who taken along by the final immunity winner has won 3, and the person who had immunity has won 1.
  10. Perhaps the biggest flaw in the new-ish final 4 firemaking is that it completely neuters winning final immunity and somehow makes firemaking a greater accomplishment than both winning final immunity and in politicking your way into the final 3. The idea that it would have somehow been a stronger game move for Cass to give up the necklace and make fire against Jesse (thereby increasing Jesse’s chances of making the final 3) is fucking insane.
  11. Jesse really blew it at final five. He was too busy worrying about winning tribal and not nearly worried enough about getting to final tribal. The smart play was to let them vote for him, then play the idol and vote out whoever he considered to be the best at making fire (presumably Gabler). I think Cass was probably in the driver’s seat but she really blew it at final tribal. She couldn’t even clearly and simply state that she weaponized Gabler to take Jesse out. Oh well, hopefully Gabler winning means he never comes back so I never have to listen to him again.
  12. That's an extremely bizarre takeaway from a race where both candidates were high quality.
  13. That first part is not even remotely true but yes, girlfriends qualify as family violence.
  14. I’ve mostly enjoyed it but the editors and Jeff have been really focusing on trying to force sappy “inspirational” moments which has been pretty cringey.
  15. I didn’t hear Dwight’s name brought up at all. Did I miss something or was this just a terrible edit?
  16. Affirmative action might the best example of the difference between textualism and originalism. I think reasonable minds can disagree on what exactly "equal protection" means from a textualism perspective but there is absolutely no honest originalist argument that the equal protection clause prohibits corrective race-based programs when the same Congress that enacted the 14th Amendment also created the Freedman's Bureau.
  17. I thought they were setting her up too much with the edit and that Jeanine was going to play the idol for her.
  18. Jeanine was the one who actually went through his bag
  19. There really weren't any apps that did what it did (Vine had been the closest but had gone defunct), which is why it became so popular (a pandemic keeping people home and bored also helped).
  20. Yeah, there’s the off-screen battle at the end of season one where Tyrion gets knocked out just as it’s starting and we wake up with him after it’s over.
  21. The first battle was Season 2, Episode 9. The second wasn’t until Season 4, Episode 9.
  22. Seems like the producers perhaps underestimated how easy it would be to get beads from one’s tribemates.
  23. So you think season one of GoT suffered from a lack of sufficient table setting?
  24. I’m literally asking for the opposite. What the fuck are you talking about?
  25. This. Trying to avoid unanimity because Ruth, Mays, whatever weren’t unanimous is dumb, but if I think 11 guys are worthy, I’m gonna leave of the guy who doesn’t need my vote to get over the top.
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