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  1. Cygnia

    Coronavirus

    10 points
  2. This reminds me of the suggestion that Congresspersons be required to wear outfits like NASCAR drivers so that we can tell at a glance who's sponsoring them.
    9 points
  3. Cancer

    In other news...

    Zebra mussels found in pet stores
    9 points
  4. Starlord

    Coronavirus

    9 points
  5. 8 points
  6. I didn't like Christopher Reeve's portrayal of Clark Kent (though he's still the best ever Superman, imho), but I can't fault Brandon Routh for delivering when asked to imitate it as closely as possible. I've been reading comics with Carol Danvers in them since her team up with Spider-Man against the Super Skrull in the 1970s, and the only time I recall her not being an arrogant hard case was just after Rogue stole her powers and Prof. X had to rebuild her memories from the ground up. Her movie depiction wasn't warm, or soothing to male viewers' threatened egos, but it seemed pr
    8 points
  7. IIRC Diamond was also distributor for Hero Games. And the reason Darren couldn't pay me if full for Ultimate Mystic, Mystic World and Arcane Adversaries for several years was because Diamond wasn't paying him. While I wasn't pleased with Darren, really, what could he do? He was getting screwed, too! So I am pleased to hear about any trouble for Diamond. Dean Shomshak
    7 points
  8. Cygnia

    Coronavirus

    Anti-vax fundies were protesting the venue where I got my shot this morning. I may exercised my 1st amendment rights -- and my middle finger. 😇
    7 points
  9. Cygnia

    Coronavirus

    I'm getting my 2nd shot in a couple hours.
    7 points
  10. “It's my estimation that every man ever got a statue made of him was one kind of sumbitch or another. -- Malcolm Reynolds” Personally, I'm sure that Lincoln (along with every single other human what came cryin' into the world) had his accomplishments, his mistakes, his merits, and his flaws. He was neither angel nor demon, just human.
    7 points
  11. I had a lengthy response but will just say, I cannot accept the use of modern standards for behavior applied retroactively to Abraham Lincoln. That strikes me as a revisionist standard that no human being of any era would withstand the scrutiny of. Particularly any human being in a leadership role. But really anyone. Anyway, carry on. I will continue to consider him one of the few truly great Presidents and a champion of his time for human liberty. Errors and all.
    7 points
  12. Simon

    Coronavirus

    Set for the first dose of Moderna on Tuesday. Second dose April 27...which means both my wife and I will be fully vaccinated in time for some anniversary celebrations in May.
    7 points
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  14. Cygnia

    "Neat" Pictures

    7 points
  15. I can't help but contrast movie Captain Marvel with movie Wonder Woman. The former follows the trope of having a woman show how strong she is the same way that men are expected to show strength: be hard, suppress your emotions, because emotions are "weakness." Wonder Woman sacrifices none of what are commonly thought of as the "feminine" qualities of compassion and love. Rather than make her weak, they give her strength.
    7 points
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  17. I heard he needed a handler because his mouth had little to no filter. I kinda understand and respect that lol. RIP.
    6 points
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  19. Foxbat has featured in a number of silly adventures in past Champions campaigns of mine. There's the one where he decided to kidnap Adam West and Burt Ward at a mall opening, and had his group (the Foxbat Five) dress up as various villains from the 1960s Batman TV show. He also had the Photonic Optiocal Waveform (POW) hologram generator to produce visual sound effects (POW! BAM! CRASH!) throughout the fight. Before even running into the Foxbat Five, the heroes had decided to ALSO dress up as Batman foes, and managed to pick the exact same 5 characters. There's also
    6 points
  20. Flame war in 3 ... 2 ... 1 ...
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  22. Simon

    Coronavirus

    "My body is a temple: ancient, crumbling, probably cursed."
    6 points
  23. Okay, we have to stop with the Ever Given jokes. That ship has sailed.
    6 points
  24. I actually feel that Evans and Chiklis pulled this off pretty well. But then, Chiklis was a fan of the Thing before the movie and wanted to play him and Evans seems to be very good at embracing whatever characters he plays. I know that move gets panned a lot, but really, its not for the portrayals of the 4, but for Doom since they cannot seem to get him right. I actually liked the 4.
    6 points
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  26. I can't comment on the "Kane" series because I've never read it, but Opal reminds me of a discussion a friend of mine read on RPGNet: on the inverse relationship between literary merit and gameability. Like, Anna Karenina: the RPG? No. It would never work. But Knight Rider: the RPG? The game practically writes itself. The PCs all work for the mysterious Foundation, which equips them with an artificially-intelligent super-car. They fight crime! Dean Shomshak
    5 points
  27. I saw it put as “it’s not okay for the untrained civilian to panic, but it’s fine if the trained cop with the gun does”.
    5 points
  28. archer

    In other news...

    Hooray! A monopoly is dead! Now if only someone can bring back spinner racks and distribute comics to everyplace a book or magazine is sold rather then just to bookstores (of some type).
    5 points
  29. tkdguy

    Coronavirus

    I'm planning to give it until the end of the month. I know the end of the school year would be better for my students, but I don't think I can last that long under the incoming director. I'm not retiring, just trying for something new. This job has held me back for too long. I haven't sent my letter yet. Waiting for a call from the outgoing admin to see if I can get a transfer. But I'm thinking I'm just going to quit after all. It's scary to be without a job at this time, but considering what I went through last time I worked under the incoming boss, I decided the menta
    5 points
  30. Yeah, and I think all three were included in the final product we saw in theaters.
    5 points
  31. ...until someone nominates him to the Supreme Court. Sorry. I'll be on my way now.
    5 points
  32. I have a little experience adapting stories from novels into a performance medium. IMO most of the elements from the books that Jackson excised -- not all, but most -- were not necessary to advance the plot or clarify what the audience needed to know, so could be sacrificed in the interests of time. OTOH one of the most frequent criticisms of the novels over many years is that the romance between Aragorn and Arwen is underplayed over the course of the story. She essentially just shows up near the end to wed Aragorn and become queen. When contrasted with the longer and more vibrant
    5 points
  33. Chris Goodwin

    Coronavirus

    Got my first dose of Pfizer tomorrow; my wife's is next Monday, while my son's is the following Thursday!
    5 points
  34. My favorite kind of "silly" adventure (which will come as no surprise to anyone who's heard of my Challenge of the Superfriends games or read Digital Hero #11) is the very earnest, cartoonishly-flavored game. The only things about the adventures themselves that seem very silly are the villains' goals (which are typically ridiculously grandiose, like stealing the moon or something). The characters in-world take it all quite seriously. And that's the gag. The characters are very earnest and sincere, but the players are laughing at the absurdity of it all. Playing it straight is mu
    5 points
  35. Dr.Device

    Coronavirus

    I just received my second Moderna injection. Soon I will be invincible!
    5 points
  36. I think it is a bit disingenuous for people to call the theatrical version of the movie "Joss-tice League", as if Whedon was the visionary mastermind behind what we got. The real culprits were WB execs who couldn't keep their meddling fingers out of the pie, even when Snyder was in charge. Whedon was merely the knife with which they butchered what Snyder had begun. Geoff Johns gleefully engineered Snyder's removal and convinced Whedon to take the reins for a nice, fat paycheck. Whedon was never going to have the time or resources to make what anyone would truly call "his Justice League". His g
    5 points
  37. Matt the Bruins

    Coronavirus

    If only it were the good local Mom & Pop doughnut place instead of Krispy Kreme...
    5 points
  38. From old campaigns long ago: First mission of the campaign, the heroes defeated generic terrorists, but one of them knocked a terrorist into a VIP hostage, doing body damage to both. Afterward, as the press arrives, the hero who hates the press flees, and the other secretive hero also flees, leaving behind the only player with a "cannot tell a lie" limitation to speak on camera. "And how did the Senator get injured, <superhero>?" "He was...uh...struck by a terrorist. " In a later campaign, a darker and grittier "street-level" game, my cha
    5 points
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