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  1. The story on CNN suggests Pelosi and Schumer really didn't do anything. Trump threw that tantrum on his own.
  2. https://www.cnn.com/2018/12/11/media/time-person-of-the-year-2018/index.html Bravo.
  3. Yep. The Brits shot themselves in the foot with an autocannon. Hey, guess what, Brits...you've got no leverage here, beyond the fact that a decently clean separation is also in the interest of the EU. Get used to it. Populist SCREAMS will be the New Normal moving forward. The major shifts that will be necessary in the face of climate change will ensure that. Or, of course, they'll be in response to all the ongoing disasters that are triggered.
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    Watership Down BBC Miniseries

    The detail's there but it still looks like mid-level video game quality. Some of it might be poor POVs. But yeah, the story's very dark in places, and how much pastoral, rabbits all hopping happily in the meadow, can we take? Certainly, the dark tone is in the book. Adams didn't push it that much, that I can recall. Granted, it's been 30-40 years. But that's the part that makes for the conflict to drive the story.
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    2018-19 NFL Thread.

    That's in lieu of firing Zimmer midseason. The Vikes are, IMO, backing the wrong horse...not that Zimmer or DeFilippo are geniuses, but Kirk Cousins simply has not shown he belongs in the kitchen. He can't stand the heat. The Vikes massively overpaid. Plus, the offensive line is bad. Don't care who the QB is, he's never going to be consistent with a bad line around him.
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    2018-19 NFL Thread.

    I have Prime. I stream a game every now and again when there's some other event I want on the TV screen instead. Unfortunately, it's still Buck and Aikman, so no relief there..... And it's still sloppy, ill-prepared TNF. Leave that to meaningless games like the Battle of the Bird Cage...Cards/Falcons.
  7. So, the notion is a healer with a nasty streak too...4d6 HKA, conceived as literally unweaving flesh. The power to help is the power to harm. Ergo, I decided...No STR Bonus seems to fit that. OK, that's fine. Now, the character also has some martial arts, mostly with a defensive focus, but with a couple strikes and a couple bonus DCs. So...when using the HKA with a Defensive Strike, where I've got +4 DCs coming...do I get those, when I'm not using any STR? Because it feels like, yeah, the OCV and DCV adjustments make perfect sense...but the extra DCs don't.
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    2018-19 NFL Thread.

    Is it any surprise that Jon Gruden fired Reggie McKenzie? And why, why, WHY does one of the more important games of the year, have to be on freaking TNF.... UGH!!!
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    2018-19 NFL Thread.

    After that debacle... Given that the Vikes can't afford to touch Kirk Cousins...not with what they pay him...Mike Zimmer has no chance of surviving the axe once their season's over, IMO. The Vikes' offense was offensive, all right.
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    TV characters you base game characters on.

    Don't have any at the moment; I probably use books more than TV, too. And there's something of a serendipity factor...you need the TV character concept and the campaign to dovetail. Had one great situation like this...a Vampire game where coldly calculating and incredibly efficient made sense. The character's style was based on Michael from La Femme Nikita...which also tells ya how long ago that was....:( I've also taken inspiration from a song. Vampire again. The song: Charlie Daniel's Still in Saigon. Good song, good story. PERFECT for a creepy Malkavian.
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    Bingo. That's our executive summary right there.
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    2018-19 NFL Thread.

    Edelman's only lsted as 5'10, and 200, so he's 6-8 inches shorter and anything from 60 to 130 pounds lighter than tight ends, linemen, and linebackers. And often 5 or more inches shorter than most other wideouts. The imagery happens in the NBA too, from time to time. Steph Curry looks like a midget compared to the rest of the Warriors lineup....but recognize he's 6'3".
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    College Football 2018-19

    Starloard, I hope you have good liability insurance for all the retinal burn you caused with that pic......
  14. Actually, the best use for bananas is banana bread. WINNER!!! (cuz wine isn't grapes, it's wine)
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    2018-19 NFL Thread.

    Browns are not mathematically eliminated but they're behind too many others. I don't think 8-7-1 will quite cut it even if they can get there. I will give them this much credit: they're in a Last Gasp game at Denver next week. Now, granted, this week proves beyond any doubt that Anyone Can Die At Any Time. IF the Browns can win out, too, this means they beat Denver and Baltimore. It's not too much of a stretch to see that week 17 game being crucial, with the loser eliminated. Not necessarily the winner getting in, as there's also a week 17 Colts-Titans matchup.