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Michael Hopcroft

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    Michael Hopcroft got a reaction from Scott Ruggels in Marvel Cinematic Universe, Phase Three and BEYOOOOONND   
    Boy, they must be hoping really hard the superhero bubble doesn't burst for the rest of the decade. Either that or they're convinced it can't burst and the current trends are forever.
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    Michael Hopcroft got a reaction from Lawnmower Boy in In other news...   
    Whatever you do, PUT DOWN THE DYNAMITE!
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    Michael Hopcroft got a reaction from Duke Bushido in In other news...   
    Whatever you do, PUT DOWN THE DYNAMITE!
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    Michael Hopcroft got a reaction from Pariah in In other news...   
    Whatever you do, PUT DOWN THE DYNAMITE!
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    Michael Hopcroft got a reaction from pinecone in In other news...   
    You mean Phil Spector, Convicted Murderer and all-around Rat.
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    Michael Hopcroft got a reaction from Pattern Ghost in In other news...   
    You mean Phil Spector, Convicted Murderer and all-around Rat.
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    Michael Hopcroft got a reaction from Duke Bushido in In other news...   
    You mean Phil Spector, Convicted Murderer and all-around Rat.
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    Michael Hopcroft got a reaction from Dr.Device in In other news...   
    You mean Phil Spector, Convicted Murderer and all-around Rat.
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    Michael Hopcroft got a reaction from Pariah in Coronavirus   
    Daffy was banned for life from Disneyland. Donald Duck provoked him into a fistfight (ducks have fists?) and lost.
    In case anyone objects to my last post, I must say that absurdist humor is one of my main coping strategies.
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    Michael Hopcroft got a reaction from tkdguy in Random Song Lyrics Thread   
    Who is this man?
    What sort of devil is he?
    To have me caught in a trap
    And choose to let me go free?
    It was his hour at last
    To put a seal on my fate,
    Wipe out the past,
    And wash me clean off the slate.
    All it would take was a flick of his knife.
    Vengeance was his and he gave me back my life!

    Damned if I'll live in the debt of a thief
    Damned if I'll yield at the end of the chase
    I am the Law and the Law is not mocked
    I'll spit his pity right back in his face
    There is nothing on earth that we share
    It is either Valjean or Javert!
     
    How can I now allow this man
    To hold dominion over me?
    This desperate man that I have hunted
    He gave me my life. He gave me freedom.
    I should have perished by his hand
    It was his right.
    I was my right to die as well.
    Instead I live -- but live in hell.
     
    And my thoughts fly apart.
    Can this man be believed?
    Shall his sins be forgiven?
    Shall his crimes be reprieved?
     
    And must I now begin to doubt,
    Who never doubted all those years?
    My heart is stone and still it trembles.
    The world I have known is lost in shadow.
    Is he from heaven or from hell?
    And does he know
    That, granting me my life today,
    This man has killed me even so?
     
    I am reaching but I fall
    And the stars are black and cold
    As I stare into the void
    Of a world that cannot hold
    I'll escape now from that world
    From the world of Jean Valjean.
    There is nowhere I can turn
    There is now way to go on...
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    Michael Hopcroft reacted to Cygnia in A Thread for Random Videos   
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    Michael Hopcroft got a reaction from L. Marcus in What Are You Listening To Right Now?   
    I know how you feel. There's a RATM track that fits the situation almost perfectly, but
     
    A. I didn't remember the title.
    B. The subject matter, like most RATM tracks, is disturbing and enraging -- but this one even more so due to recent events.
    C . Like all RATM tracks, the language is coarse to almost laughable extremes
     
    After all, this is the group who recorded a track about driving in Beverly Hills and randomly shooting people as a blow against oppression.
     
    It would be painfully ironic were the far Right take cues and ideas form the Leftmost of all Leftist bands,
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    Michael Hopcroft reacted to tkdguy in A Thread for Random Videos   
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    Michael Hopcroft reacted to Cygnia in In other news...   
    Hall of Fame Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda dies at 93
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    Michael Hopcroft got a reaction from Pariah in What Are You Listening To Right Now?   
    Just now the concert I was watching hit the explosive opening to Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. The opening sequence is known to everyone, of course, but not everyone is as as familiar with the rest of this monumental achievement.
     
    IIRC< Beethoven debuted the work in a concert in December 1805. The program also included the Pastoral Symphony (#6 if you're keeping track, and his fifth and final Piano Concerto (the Emperor).
     
    The concert sadly did not go so wall. The orchestra had only been given a few days to rehearse, Beethoven was a poor conductor even before his hearing totally failed.  And the general conditions were horrible (among other things, the building was freezing.) Nonetheless, the works he premiered became famous almost intently and soon became staples in concert halls across Europe.
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    Michael Hopcroft got a reaction from death tribble in NGD Scenes from a Hat   
    Remind them of the downsides of having reindeer land on the roof of a typical suburban home.
     
    NT: Subtle signs that the clerk at Best Buy is out of their mind.
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    Michael Hopcroft got a reaction from death tribble in NGD Scenes from a Hat   
    One word: Saturnalia.
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    Michael Hopcroft reacted to Lord Liaden in Coronavirus   
    The patient knew he had a very contagious and potentially deadly disease, and deliberately engaged in activity that would spread that disease to another person, and thence to everyone that person comes in contact with. That's endangering the public health.
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    Michael Hopcroft reacted to tkdguy in What Are You Listening To Right Now?   
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    Michael Hopcroft got a reaction from tkdguy in I have a dream. (and MAN was it wierd!)   
    Marking fake codes in crayon can help keep the President from doing something really stupid with the nuclear football, like bombing some random country for no reason.
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    Michael Hopcroft got a reaction from death tribble in The cranky thread   
    I hope she recovers. I know it must be hard right now, but things can get a lot better when she pulls through.
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    Michael Hopcroft got a reaction from Pariah in 2020-2021 NFL Thread   
    I really hate hearing about fans complaining when their teams don't lose. And I'm just a fan. Professional athletes are very proud people. You don't get to survive to get to the NFL if you do not have a strong belief in yourself. The Jets have been hearing about people wanting them to lose and go 0-16 even before the season started. So the Jets players want to show their fans that they still want it -- to shut down these clowns and show they belong with the big fellas.
     
    Plus yet another first-or-second-year QB is mnot going to fix this team. Fans might not know it, but players and coaches do. The #1 pick locks them into Trevor Lawrence. #2 gives them a lot more options to improve their team.
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    Michael Hopcroft got a reaction from Old Man in 2020-2021 NFL Thread   
    I really hate hearing about fans complaining when their teams don't lose. And I'm just a fan. Professional athletes are very proud people. You don't get to survive to get to the NFL if you do not have a strong belief in yourself. The Jets have been hearing about people wanting them to lose and go 0-16 even before the season started. So the Jets players want to show their fans that they still want it -- to shut down these clowns and show they belong with the big fellas.
     
    Plus yet another first-or-second-year QB is mnot going to fix this team. Fans might not know it, but players and coaches do. The #1 pick locks them into Trevor Lawrence. #2 gives them a lot more options to improve their team.
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    Michael Hopcroft got a reaction from Pariah in Random Television Quotes   
    "There's coffee in that nebula."
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    Michael Hopcroft got a reaction from Pariah in NGD Scenes from a Hat   
    The last thing on your list is Detroit Red Wings season tickets.
     
    NT: Octopi are so 20th Century! What are modern, hip hockey fans tossing onto the ice after the first goal?
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