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  2. I think Colbert is the only interviewer who can keep up with Aubrey Plaza. This is about a year old, but I like the interaction of the two. Great "interview."
  3. What's 'Choose life' ? What ? 'Choose life'. Simon says it sometimes. He says "Choose life, Veronika !" 'Choose life'. 'Choose life' was a well meaning slogan from a 1980's anti-drug campaign and we used to add things to it, so I might say for example, choose... designer lingerie, in the vain hope of kicking some life back into a dead relationship. Choose handbags, choose high-heeled shoes, cashmere and silk, to make yourself feel what passes for happy. Choose an iPhone made in China by a woman who jumped out of a window and stick it in the pocket of your jacket fresh from a South-Asian Firetrap. Choose Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram and a thousand others ways to spew your bile across people you've never met. Choose updating your profile, tell the world what you had for breakfast and hope that someone, somewhere cares. Choose looking up old flames, desperate to believe that you don't look as bad as they do. Choose live-blogging, from your first wank 'til your last breath; human interaction reduced to nothing more than data. Choose ten things you never knew about celebrities who've had surgery. Choose screaming about abortion. Choose rape jokes, slut-shaming, revenge porn and an endless tide of depressing misogyny. Choose 9/11 never happened, and if it did, it was the Jews. Choose a zero-hour contract and a two-hour journey to work. And choose the same for your kids, only worse, and maybe tell yourself that it's better that they never happened. And then sit back and smother the pain with an unknown dose of an unknown drug made in somebody's effing kitchen. Choose unfulfilled promise and wishing you'd done it all differently. Choose never learning from your own mistakes. Choose watching history repeat itself. Choose the slow reconciliation towards what you can get, rather than what you always hoped for. Settle for less and keep a brave face on it. Choose disappointment and choose losing the ones you love, then as they fall from view, a piece of you dies with them until you can see that one day in the future, piece by piece, they will all be gone and there'll be nothing left of you to call alive or dead. Choose your future, Veronika. Choose life.
  4. Choose Life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose a effing big television, choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol, and dental insurance. Choose fixed interest mortgage repayments. Choose a starter home. Choose your friends. Choose leisurewear and matching luggage. Choose a three-piece suit on hire purchase in a range of effing fabrics. Choose DIY and wondering who the eff you are on Sunday morning. Choose sitting on that couch watching mind-numbing, spirit-crushing game shows, stuffing effing junk food into your mouth. Choose rotting away at the end of it all, pissing your last in a miserable home, nothing more than an embarrassment to the selfish, effed up brats you spawned to replace yourselves. Choose your future. Choose life... But why would I want to do a thing like that ? I chose not to choose life. I chose somethin' else. And the reasons ? There are no reasons. Who needs reasons when you've got heroin ?
  5. They're going to get that anyway. Sony has tried to boost up their IP and most of them have only made their costs back or failed. If someone else was taking one of my properties (which I have to keep making movies to keep anyway), and making a billion dollars and giving me half, I would be like okay, let's do this CES
  6. The Cad is an emergency medic, forcing not only thou shall not kill, but also thou shall not die, as he works his way across the city. CES
  7. Kari Clauson floats through life, intersecting with people like they were ghosts. She is untouchable and barely touches others. She defines her her status as a holding pattern as she waits for something to change. She is Limbo. CES
  8. I just flashed on that episode of Futurama where the crew stumble onto the lost underwater city of Atlantais. That’s what you get when Atlanta GA. drops into the ocean and the citizens become a society of redneck mermen.
  9. Today
  10. Maybe that space craft was discovered, Cancer, but it wasn't the first public display of Aliens are out there? Who knows
  11. I admit I would have had the option that a (dead) spaceship, including (dead) passengers, were found thirty meters below the surface embedded in basalt of the Columbia River Basalt Group in eastern Oregon, in a layer of rock that was laid down about 16 million years ago. The spacecraft isn't damaged (much), but all the power sources are long dead. Recent erosion and a cliff collapse exposed the remnant sometime in the last fifteen years, though discovery of the ship is more recent than that.
  12. I admit, I am somewhat proud of the aliens options.
  13. "Speak softly and carry a big snake-man."
  14. Anything that eliminates part of New Jersey is OK by me!! ... And I expect that after the novelty wears off, the Amazons will have a remarkably similar response to "persecution of the male minority" remarkably like China has about all sort of things: "Our internal affairs are NOT for discussion in an international venue." And at least the joy-riding alien teenagers hit an airplane rather than, oh, a controlled-flight-into-ground strike into Mumbai at 3,000 km/second, replacing the urban area with a steaming crater, killing all the residents, and damaging the spacecraft enough so it can neither transmit distress signals nor get itself back into space. But there's enough surviving machinery to get the humans very, very interested...
  15. Yeah, into merpeople. Now, there are no more casinos there and the Miss America pageant has to be reestablished in a new city.
  16. Atlantic City goes underwater and doesn’t even have to change it’s name. Also it’s the toxic waste dumps that NJ is known for that provide the mutagen that transforms the populace.
  17. (I'm three years from sixty, in the now-looking-back-at-it sense.) Six of my first eighteen years were spent in places where we didn't have TV (US-made TVs weren't compatible with the German civilian system then, and the Armed Forces Network TV system didn't exist yet). In those six years I read a lot of comic books. (Aaaahhhhh, the Silver Age is all I crave....) Another year was spent in the States, but in a place where reception was at best very iffy and we were much too cheap for cable. (*Cancer omits the obligatory "Get offa my lawn"*) I admit the time we as a family invested the most time in watching TV was summer 1967 through midsummer 1968 ... since my dad was in Viet Nam and TV had something like current information on what was going on there. Quite coincidentally, I also got to watch Seasons I and II of Star Trek (TOS) in first run before we got shipped off to Europe for the second time. Mind you, there was some TV stuff that was ... uh ... mind-expanding? From the early-or-mid 1970s, this ad (60 seconds of high-grade weirdness) may leave you wondering what the ad writers were on.
  18. Both sides are greedy as heck.. that's their thing. But Disney wasn't exactly hurting when you consider the royalties of Spider-Man's MERCH is theirs
  19. Thanks much, guys! Didn't expect several people to know that answer or have the book. It's been so long. I played back then, but I was a young teen at the time.
  20. Old Man will be in the East for two week, so definitely Anti-Tribble time
  21. Or, we could discuss doing an autodraft. (Like that ever works.) Oh, and- Do we have anybody waiting in the wings for a spot?
  22. And what time ? Anti-Old Man or Anti-Death Tribble ?
  23. And Allies of the US is a very big possibility . If comics have taught us anything is that at least some Amazons are drawn towards macho American heroes. *Crosses fingers*
  24. This Saturday sounds out. I propose next Saturday evening, that would be the 30th of Aug.
  25. Sony is being run by imbeciles if they don't rent out Spider-Man to Disney on a permanent basis. You can use him... if you pay us. Make your billion and give us our cut. Its basically zero risk, zero investment, and constant income.
  26. The South East (What's not totally ocean) will have the great marshes of mordor ...the South WEST, yeah, Mad Max beyond thunderdome time... and that's the cool parts.
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