@derek …
Devil's Rejects! β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
Four Brothers β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… β€” Singleton's 3rd-best movie?
The Cave β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
Lord of War β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
Corpse Bride β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
Capote β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†
History of Violence β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†
Munich β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜† but the last Spielberg even that good

That's not a *terrible* year, but not a good one.

@derek via
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_
@derek Going thru
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_
(world might be better. I watched a *lot* of movies & mostly foreign at that time)
Elektra: MotY 2005.
Be Cool β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜† β€” Elmore Leonard, not trash.
Unleashed β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† β€” nearly Oldboy-level violence.
Batman Begins, Land of the Dead, Brothers Grimm, Serenity β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†
…

@ajroach42 I had a little handheld thing that shot to flash, but it used semi-expensive camera batteries.

I can't believe some fuckers voted for TLC instead of Hole.

@derek Oh, sure, the top 3 are abominations before Man and Cinema. But I clearly had a good time at the theatres that year, and that's just the American ones. Foreign, I know I spent a LOT of my life at the arthouse theatre.

@derek …
Devil's Rejects! β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
Four Brothers β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… β€” Singleton's 3rd-best movie?
The Cave β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
Lord of War β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
Corpse Bride β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…
Capote β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†
History of Violence β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†
Munich β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†β˜† but the last Spielberg even that good

That's not a *terrible* year, but not a good one.

@derek via
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_
@derek Going thru
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_
(world might be better. I watched a *lot* of movies & mostly foreign at that time)
Elektra: MotY 2005.
Be Cool β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜† β€” Elmore Leonard, not trash.
Unleashed β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜† β€” nearly Oldboy-level violence.
Batman Begins, Land of the Dead, Brothers Grimm, Serenity β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜†β˜†
…

@ajroach42 Also there's at least one (and probably more) podcast:
2600gamebygamepodcast.libsyn.c

And they've been doing it for like 9 years now.

@derek Nah, if it was another decade and Blue Swede or Hall & Oates, fine, but Suede didn't do much for me in 1990s. Live did, kind of downbeat Bauhaus/Tears for Fears-wannabe rock.

@craigmaloney But you chose to update your computer, and you know that only leads to suffering.

@schratze Are not all keyboards made on purpose? Can you get an accidental keyboard, not just randomized like the drop-chart one.

@aral Unfortunately the cert clusterfuck, and all the rest of having a public host to admin, is largely why I don't keep anything essential on my own server, it's just for fun-time toys.

I can rent mail, web, fileshare, gitlab, etc. and they workβ€”probably securely enoughβ€”or do it myself and they're down half the time. And I supposedly care! A normal person would curl up and cry if they had to deal with the Internet's bullshit for real.

@Louisa Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman, Erin Grey as Wilma Deering, then more age-appropriate Molly Ringwald in Facts of Life.

Labyrinth Lord has "Phase Tiger" as Coeurl/Displacer Beast, and "Throghrin" to replace Thouls, "Carcass Scavenger" as Carrion Crawler, but I'm stumped.

Kinda wanna make a filk where the lyric is "But we just couldn' find nae Umber Hulks" (original is "Unicorns", so it almost scans).

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I love Umber Hulks, like all the dumb "we had this plastic toy, make stats for it!" monsters. I hate that it's not under OGL. Wizards of the Coast, set the Umber Hulks free!
enworld.org/threads/monster-en

How's SLS/Artemis I/America's Biggest Boondoggle going?
> β€œThe failure analysis is still ongoing as to what exactly happened. The leading candidate for the source of the contamination is an O-ring on the flight-side quick disconnect and again the team is off and running that down.”

O fuck not again.

Also noted elsewhere, the solid rocket boosters are nearing EOL on their fuel, even odds whether they get it to launch before they expire next year.

nasaspaceflight.com/2022/05/na

@lmorchard How can there be too much Urgo? He can be quiet, see?

Oooh, how about a game?!

@coryscalhoun Yes, except I find Black Mirror insufficiently creepy and weird. It's the CW drama version of real SF. San Junipero is The Thirteenth Floor without ever examining the lives of the NPCs; or any of Rudy Rucker's Lifebox stories, without the "my existence is totally mediated and at the mercy of others" horror.

And the real world has most of the stories *already* beat. Just so lame. Hell, they launched with the pigfucker ep… after David Cameron really fucked a dead pig.

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