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    sabine 745 2014-08-28 13:17:54.0 login to vote score 2
    grotfabrieken rubbishhausen: I hated them when I lived there, it fucked up traffic something fierce,as they would close one of the Lake Washington bridges.

    We used to live up the hill from Pier 39, and during Fleet Week they would practice so low that I could see pilot hair color from the roof of the building. Which was pretty much the only place to be because the window-rattling sound made concentration nigh-impossible.
    grahams 5 2014-08-28 13:21:52.0 login to vote score 1
    intentionally left blank: I just bio'd you.

    bio'd and emailed you back
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-08-28 13:25:45.0 login to vote score 0
    grahams: bio'd and emailed you back

    Got the bio, not the email. :-/

    Understand your position.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-08-28 13:33:49.0 login to vote score 1
    Arg. Sooo much garlic in my lunch.

    Foodie iggy would be proud.
    random bacon 12498 2014-08-28 13:35:50.0 login to vote score 0
    Tintentionally left blank: Got the bio, not the email. :-/

    Understand your position.


    Get a room, you two.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-08-28 13:37:06.0 login to vote score 2
    random bacon: T

    Get a room, you two.


    pbbbt.

    He's in a committed relationship.


    /wait, wat.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-08-28 13:54:52.0 login to vote score 3
    What could be more annoying than a loud guy on a cell phone?

    Or more annoying than someone on a speakerphone?

    How about a loud guy using his cell phone as a speakerphone?

    /urge to kill rising...
    selectivedisclosure 45 2014-08-28 13:55:31.0 login to vote score 2
    osirisothedead 1858 2014-08-28 14:03:30.0 login to vote score 0
    selectivedisclosure: That backup camera and the lines will become so addicting. I drove a rental out in California recently and tried to parallel park without the camera and lines and almost had a nervous breakdown. Yet, I was totally find doing it before I got a car that had those things. It made me feel dependent and anxious.

    Oh I'm using the hell out of it since it's easier to get out of a parking space if I back the truck in. Wouldn't dare to do it without the camera!
    grotfabrieken rubbishhausen 561 2014-08-28 14:08:28.0 login to vote score 2
    intentionally left blank: What could be more annoying than a loud guy on a cell phone?

    Or more annoying than someone on a speakerphone?

    How about a loud guy using his cell phone as a speakerphone?

    /urge to kill rising...


    I was on the train home one night and a guy was using his cell phone on speaker while he was on a fucking conference call.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-08-28 14:20:41.0 login to vote score 1
    grotfabrieken rubbishhausen: I was on the train home one night and a guy was using his cell phone on speaker while he was on a fucking conference call.

    Where do you live? NYC? Where the hell do you find someone so self-absorbed?
    sabine 745 2014-08-28 14:23:53.0 login to vote score 2
    intentionally left blank: Where do you live? NYC?

    You kidding? You try that on a NYC subway and that phone is Humpty Dumpty before the next stop.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-08-28 14:25:03.0 login to vote score 1
    sabine: You kidding? You try that on a NYC subway and that phone is Humpty Dumpty before the next stop.

    Good. I know that would be my reaction.
    sabine 745 2014-08-28 14:26:47.0 login to vote score 1
    osirisothedead: it's easier to get out of a parking space if I back the truck in

    I really hate it when people do this, because as I'm coming down the aisle, I can see people backing out of their space in time to stop and give them enough room to get out (or at least not hit them), because their reverse lights are on. If they're pulling out front-first, I have no advance visual clue.
    grotfabrieken rubbishhausen 561 2014-08-28 14:27:48.0 login to vote score 1
    intentionally left blank: Where do you live? NYC? Where the hell do you find someone so self-absorbed?

    Chicago commuter rail to the 'burbs. It was in the evening and those trains tend to get noisy, anyway.
    osirisothedead 1858 2014-08-28 14:28:50.0 login to vote score 1
    sabine: I really hate it when people do this, because as I'm coming down the aisle, I can see people backing out of their space in time to stop and give them enough room to get out (or at least not hit them), because their reverse lights are on. If they're pulling out front-first, I have no advance visual clue.

    Sorry, calling bullshit on that. You can't see reverse lights until the car is pulling out of the spot regardless.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-08-28 14:29:07.0 login to vote score 1
    grotfabrieken rubbishhausen: Chicago commuter rail to the 'burbs. It was in the evening and those trains tend to get noisy, anyway.

    I would have stomped the fuck out of that phone, if I thought I could get away with it.
    sabine 745 2014-08-28 14:32:55.0 login to vote score 3
    osirisothedead: Sorry, calling bullshit on that. You can't see reverse lights until the car is pulling out of the spot regardless.

    Sure I can. Everybody does pretty much this:

    1. Start ignition
    2. Step on brake
    3. Shift into reverse.
    4. Look behind you.
    5. Release brake, start backing out.

    I can see brake lights from quite a ways away starting at step 2, and reverse lights tell me you're coming out and not going in at step 3.
    grotfabrieken rubbishhausen 561 2014-08-28 14:34:22.0 login to vote score 1
    intentionally left blank: I would have stomped the fuck out of that phone, if I thought I could get away with it.

    Part of my ride goes through some less than ideal areas, so while I thought about it, I just turned up the volume on my headphones. The train is safe, but you never know who's on it.
    osirisothedead 1858 2014-08-28 14:34:31.0 login to vote score 1
    sabine: Sure I can. Everybody does pretty much this:

    1. Start ignition
    2. Step on brake
    3. Shift into reverse.
    4. Look behind you.
    5. Release brake, start backing out.

    I can see brake lights from quite a ways away starting at step 2, and reverse lights tell me you're coming out and not going in at step 3.


    And when I'm heading straight out of a spot instead of backing out, I can see you more easily. Works both ways and both ways are perfectly fine.
    sabine 745 2014-08-28 14:40:51.0 login to vote score 1
    osirisothedead: And when I'm heading straight out of a spot instead of backing out, I can see you more easily.

    Not fast enough. Your tail lights are at the very back of your vehicle. As soon as any part of it is clear of the car next to it, I can see it. You as the driver are quite a ways back from the very front of your vehicle. Depending on what's next to you and how tight the various dimensions of the lot are, there's plenty of time for a mutually blind collision before you can see me.

    Part of this disagreement might be where we live. I expect parking lots around here are considerably more tightly packed than yours are, both in terms of space width and aisle width, so viewing angles and reaction time are less forgiving.
    halfof33 12140 2014-08-28 14:44:05.0 login to vote score 0
    grotfabrieken rubbishhausen: Part of my ride goes through some less than ideal areas, so while I thought about it, I just turned up the volume on my headphones. The train is safe, but you never know who's on it.

    ha ha, Metra.

    where do you buy your train beers? I hear that CVS sells more Fosters oil cans than any other spot in the country.
    selectivedisclosure 45 2014-08-28 14:58:20.0 login to vote score 6
    selectivedisclosure 45 2014-08-28 14:58:57.0 login to vote score 4
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-08-28 14:59:12.0 login to vote score 2
    A cow-orker just dropped a copy of The SELINUX Coloring Book on my desk.
    selectivedisclosure 45 2014-08-28 14:59:57.0 login to vote score 7
    eddyatwork 998 2014-08-28 15:05:41.0 login to vote score 1
    random bacon: Here, have another,

    We had a sales guy retire about a month ago, he'd been with the company 20 years. Not a word was said to anyone about it.

    His desk is still exactly as he left it. I find that somehow more disturbing, like no one cared enough about the guy to really notice he's gone.


    I've never heard of anything like that before.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-08-28 15:12:12.0 login to vote score 1
    random bacon: Here, have another,

    We had a sales guy retire about a month ago, he'd been with the company 20 years. Not a word was said to anyone about it.

    His desk is still exactly as he left it. I find that somehow more disturbing, like no one cared enough about the guy to really notice he's gone.


    Did he have any personal items, or are they not allowed at even his position.
    quinblake 1476 2014-08-28 15:14:34.0 login to vote score 1
    intentionally left blank: What could be more annoying than a loud guy on a cell phone?

    Or more annoying than someone on a speakerphone?

    How about a loud guy using his cell phone as a speakerphone?

    /urge to kill rising...


    What's more annoying is if you're stuck on the bus beside the guy and he has really bad breath.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-08-28 15:15:09.0 login to vote score 2
    quinblake: What's more annoying is if you're stuck on the bus beside the guy and he has really bad breath.

    ...I had very garlic-y Chinese food for lunch...
    quinblake 1476 2014-08-28 15:18:09.0 login to vote score 2
    intentionally left blank: ...I had very garlic-y Chinese food for lunch...

    Yeah but you're not the one with his mouth open constantly on the cellphone conversation.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-08-28 15:20:11.0 login to vote score 2
    quinblake: Yeah but you're not the one with his mouth open constantly on the cellphone conversation.

    As far as you know.
    random bacon 12498 2014-08-28 15:58:03.0 login to vote score 2
    intentionally left blank: Did he have any personal items, or are they not allowed at even his position.

    Nah, he took all that shit with him, he was a born-again so his cube had all kinds of Jesus stuff. All gone, but post-it notes, a couple newspapers, coffee cup, just basically junk but still, you'd think it would have been cleaned out by now.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-08-28 15:59:05.0 login to vote score 1
    random bacon: Nah, he took all that shit with him, he was a born-again so his cube had all kinds of Jesus stuff. All gone, but post-it notes, a couple newspapers, coffee cup, just basically junk but still, you'd think it would have been cleaned out by now.

    That is... weird. A little eerie.
    farkmeblind 482 2014-08-28 16:27:04.0 login to vote score 3
    farkmeblind 482 2014-08-28 16:28:19.0 login to vote score 5
    farkmeblind 482 2014-08-28 16:35:58.0 login to vote score 0
    grahams: Yeah. I start with 100 random solutions to the problem, I rank them based on fitness and kill the 90 poorest. I then breed the remaining 10 (by splicing their genomes and introducing random mutations) to make another 99 new candidates. Those combine with the fittest candidate from the previous generation.

    The new generation then gets ranked by fitness and the process repeats.

    After 100-200 generation some intelligent behavior actually arises and the solutions it comes up with are as good as I can do trying to arrange 1000 production lots in excel.


    Nice.
    marla singer's laundry 10692 2014-08-28 16:53:33.0 login to vote score 0
    farkmeblind:

    Those are great.

    random bacon 12498 2014-08-28 16:54:46.0 login to vote score 0
    intentionally left blank: That is... weird. A little eerie.

    Silly question, how long are CO driver's licenses good for? I can't find that online...
    random bacon 12498 2014-08-28 17:09:28.0 login to vote score 0
    Nevermind, it was curiously hard to find but I found it.
    clifton 1850 2014-08-28 17:34:34.0 login to vote score 1
    selectivedisclosure:

    Such great ... cat-light reflexes.

    I'll be here all week.
    clifton 1850 2014-08-28 17:34:47.0 login to vote score 1
    Grrr, cat-like.
    sabine 745 2014-08-28 17:35:45.0 login to vote score 1
    Thanks grahams for turning me onto the Anova. It arrived yesterday and I got a pot for it today. First up is going to be black cod.
    mimir 6886 2014-08-28 17:41:24.0 login to vote score 7
    clifton: Grrr, cat-like.

    Saw a sign yesterday: "Autocorrect, I'm getting sick and tired of your shirt."
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-08-28 17:41:34.0 login to vote score 0
    random bacon: Silly question, how long are CO driver's licenses good for? I can't find that online...

    I think it varies based on your age when you renew. My current and last one are for 10 years.
    trigonman3 63 2014-08-28 18:25:31.0 login to vote score 1
    Dennis the Menace - The Wrong Slant

    A PDF of a 7-page comic book where Dennis the Menace (US) goes to one of those Mystery Spot tourist attractions. Six Flags over Texas has (had?) one of them called Casa Magnetica.

    I also went through one at Big Mike's Rock and Gift Shop in Kentucky, near Mammoth Cave. That was on the road trip in which my then-wife and I got within 4 hours travel of illuminaughty, but were thwarted by poor (no) planning on my part. My bad.
    roddikinsathome 1812 2014-08-28 18:33:26.0 login to vote score 0
    The kew needs love. Get to it libs.
    trigonman3 63 2014-08-28 18:35:53.0 login to vote score 2
    roddikinsathome: Perhaps this: Puppet Angel

    My then-wife-1 had introduced me to the Buffy-verse, and we were watching the DVDs together, seeing each episode as new with each other.

    One night I couldn't sleep, so I started watching the next Angel episode while she was asleep. I nearly injured myself trying to stifle my hysterical laughter at that episode. Then I had to pretend the next day when we watched together. Tangled webs.
    eddyatwork 998 2014-08-28 18:36:21.0 login to vote score 0
    roddikinsathome: The kew needs love. Get to it libs.

    As a good conservative, I'm going to downvote everything!
    eddyatwork 998 2014-08-28 18:38:41.0 login to vote score 0
    quinblake: What's more annoying is if you're stuck on the bus beside the guy and he has really bad breath.

    Never sit next to me then because I consider the bus to be an all out free farting zone! Especially if you sit next to me. Stand in the aisle dammit!
    eddyatwork 998 2014-08-28 18:46:12.0 login to vote score 1
    trigonman3: My then-wife-1 had introduced me to the Buffy-verse, and we were watching the DVDs together, seeing each episode as new with each other.

    One night I couldn't sleep, so I started watching the next Angel episode while she was asleep. I nearly injured myself trying to stifle my hysterical laughter at that episode. Then I had to pretend the next day when we watched together. Tangled webs.


    You should be ashamed of yourself!
    roddikinsathome 1812 2014-08-28 18:47:52.0 login to vote score 0
    trigonman3: My then-wife-1 had introduced me to the Buffy-verse, and we were watching the DVDs together, seeing each episode as new with each other.

    One night I couldn't sleep, so I started watching the next Angel episode while she was asleep. I nearly injured myself trying to stifle my hysterical laughter at that episode. Then I had to pretend the next day when we watched together. Tangled webs.


    "Smile Time" also got turned into a comic.
    \Whedonite.
    trigonman3 63 2014-08-28 18:54:31.0 login to vote score 0
    selectivedisclosure: orange bouncy cat

    Oh, humans + animals + exponential technological advancements, you so funny.
    trigonman3 63 2014-08-28 18:59:55.0 login to vote score 0
    eddyatwork: You should be ashamed of yourself!

    I was. Then I confessed. To bN. Just now.

    Thanks for the absolution.

    \ I'm not Catholic, Father; I'm telling EVERYBODY!
    -\ Cathlolic is a funny typo
    --\ that I hope I'll remember later
    | at an appropriate time. Tree
    trigonman3 63 2014-08-28 19:02:48.0 login to vote score 0
    roddikinsathome: "Smile Time" also got turned into a comic.
    Whedonite.


    [tilted-head dog] Hrh? A drawn medium, reproducing a live-action medium, riffing off a live puppeteering medium?

    ... Eh, It could work.

    Link to comic, or name of comic where I could search then spend PON getting it, plzkthx?
    throwingknife 1634 2014-08-28 19:25:43.0 login to vote score 1
    random bacon: Nah, he took all that shit with him, he was a born-again so his cube had all kinds of Jesus stuff. All gone, but post-it notes, a couple newspapers, coffee cup, just basically junk but still, you'd think it would have been cleaned out by now.

    Are you sure he retired? Maybe he got raptured.
    eddyatwork 998 2014-08-28 19:34:19.0 login to vote score 2
    blandly pompous 5389 2014-08-28 19:46:02.0 login to vote score 2
    [rant]
    There is a commercial that I absolutely hate. It's the commercial for the Subaru Legacy (The Fix) where they show a kid who has broken his remote control car and he asks his dad if he can fix it. The dad says yea, and then proceeds to drive around near his kids in his Subaru like a nut, all the while it says at the bottom to not do that. It's really stupid and irresponsible to show a product being misused then put in fine print at the bottom to not use the product that way.
    [/rant]
    eddyatwork 998 2014-08-28 20:00:43.0 login to vote score 1
    blandly pompous: [rant]
    There is a commercial that I absolutely hate. It's the commercial for the Subaru Legacy (The Fix) where they show a kid who has broken his remote control car and he asks his dad if he can fix it. The dad says yea, and then proceeds to drive around near his kids in his Subaru like a nut, all the while it says at the bottom to not do that. It's really stupid and irresponsible to show a product being misused then put in fine print at the bottom to not use the product that way.
    [/rant]


    Since when do advertisers ever think of common sense?
    throwingknife 1634 2014-08-28 20:10:28.0 login to vote score 0
    blandly pompous: [rant]
    There is a commercial that I absolutely hate. It's the commercial for the Subaru Legacy (The Fix) where they show a kid who has broken his remote control car and he asks his dad if he can fix it. The dad says yea, and then proceeds to drive around near his kids in his Subaru like a nut, all the while it says at the bottom to not do that. It's really stupid and irresponsible to show a product being misused then put in fine print at the bottom to not use the product that way.
    [/rant]


    That's very common with car commercials. Volvo had one where a dad was hauling ass to get back and forth between watching one kid play soccer and another kid do something else. Seeing cars drifting or spinning around gets done all the time. There was one saying this car is for the kind of person who is more likely to pass than to get passed. That stuck with me. I'm getting passed all the time because I'm not willing to risk getting a ticket for going 60 in a 45 construction zone.
    sabine 745 2014-08-28 20:47:59.0 login to vote score 0
    And despite not understanding that the timer defaults to hours instead of minutes, mecha-awesome black cod over sauteed squash blossoms and fava beans was had and there was much rejoicing. Went with the Anova One; decided the Bluetooth was gimmicky and unneeded.
    iggins 5808 2014-08-28 20:49:05.0 login to vote score 2
    iggins 5808 2014-08-28 21:55:50.0 login to vote score 0
    eddyatwork: IGGINS!

    Get your ass to Japan!

    Japanese porn queens will let you squeeze their boobies for charity!


    i need 2 million dollars
    maggotbrain 580 2014-08-28 21:55:54.0 login to vote score 2
    Oh man. I just watched a whole bunch of doctor who. Enjoyed the fuck out of it and it looks like some major suckage after David Tennant. Is it worth it to continue?
    iggins 5808 2014-08-28 22:01:40.0 login to vote score 0
    maggotbrain: Oh man. I just watched a whole bunch of doctor who. Enjoyed the fuck out of it and it looks like some major suckage after David Tennant. Is it worth it to continue?

    yes
    maggotbrain 580 2014-08-28 22:06:15.0 login to vote score 1
    iggins: yes

    Is it? Looking at the first episode, post David Tennant it looks like poop.
    iggins 5808 2014-08-28 22:13:14.0 login to vote score 0
    maggotbrain: Is it? Looking at the first episode, post David Tennant it looks like poop.

    i thought i would cry and rage after tennant, but matt smith is great



    also lots of hot scotish redhead action
    sockpuppet 2985 2014-08-28 22:23:13.0 login to vote score 1
    maggotbrain: Is it? Looking at the first episode, post David Tennant it looks like poop.

    It takes a bit to pick back up. You kind of have to get used to Amy Pond and her cuckold husband. It gets better toward the end of the series. Without spoiling it too much, they introduce another character that irked the shit out of me while he's still the Doctor. I didn't care much for Smith. He carries the enthusiasm of the Doc pretty well, but you still want to punch him in the face when he won't shut up.

    Now the newest series with that Capaldi asshole. It's only been one episode, but I enjoy his cranky old man routine.
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-08-28 22:25:11.0 login to vote score 1
    Wow. 47 F and falling!
    iggins 5808 2014-08-28 22:28:40.0 login to vote score 0
    intentionally left blank: Wow. 47 F and falling!

    winter is coming
    intentionally left blank 2011 2014-08-28 22:30:09.0 login to vote score 1
    iggins: winter is coming

    it is.
    iggins 5808 2014-08-28 22:32:24.0 login to vote score 0
    intentionally left blank: it is.

    means i can borrow my dads truck when the weather is bad


    i love that thing
    iggins 5808 2014-08-28 22:32:49.0 login to vote score 0
    but it means less fishing
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    Last one.
    iggins 5808 2014-08-28 22:49:49.0 login to vote score 0
    sockpuppet: Last one.

    no, moar
    iggins 5808 2014-08-28 22:53:38.0 login to vote score 2
    cannonhawk 849 2014-08-28 23:01:09.0 login to vote score 0
    So, the emperor is basically naked.

    It took me two seasons of on-again, off-again viewing to figure it out, and it pains me greatly to say it because he's been such a fun emperor in times past (and times future!) but, oh my, that's pretty naked.

    Further stretching the metaphor, his outfits have ranged from simple-yet-serviceable to extravagant-and-exhilarating, I have adored many of them, and envied not a few! Lately, however they seem to run somewhere between threadbare and last-year's-fashion. Very recently I began to worry that the Emperor's Clothier might have a supply-side problem.

    Nope. Or rather, yes, the clothier has a problem. He's not supplying any clothing at all. The Emperor is, in point of fact, stark naked. And in case you haven't closed the loop already, what I'm saying is that the season 8 premiere episode of Doctor Who, "Draw Breath," starring the brilliant and versatile Peter Capaldi as the latest incarnation of the nigh-immortal, eponymous time lord, was awful.

    I don't mean to imply that those who loved it are somehow blind to the emperor's nakedness, but let's crank up the A/C a bit and see whether this supposedly well-appointed fellow shivers, and okay, maybe I AM implying something.

    Also, I'm declaring this metaphor broken. I don't have an A/C knob to turn up, and I don't know what Doctor Who would look like with the metaphorical shivers.

    I can, however, list some of my complaints:

    SPOILER ALERT

    (and with that out of the way...)

    The conceit of "Deep Breath," (Season 8 Episode 1) was that the Doctor experiences emotional distress when he regenerates, because all of his friends can no longer see him, the real him, through the new skin. This is a GREAT IDEA. And then it got told in the most ham-handed way possible, so that this truly touching bit of human truth gets lost as it knocks about in re-hashed robots, other people's trademarks, and the requisite eye-candy dinosaur.

    In short, the episode squandered a brilliant character insight that can ONLY be executed on when a new Doctor arrives.

    I knew I was in trouble when the Doctor was ranting about the bedroom, and I thought to myself "sleeping in a bed would be more enjoyable than this." Sure, I was tired, but I've stayed up late watching recorded programming on many a night. That, by the way, was about the time that Sandra stopped sitting up straight, and opted to lie down on the rest of the couch. Wise woman.

    There was clever dialog scattered here and there throughout the episode, but it felt like shiny bits of pretty wrapping paper taped haphazardly to an anvil--the anvil being the cluttered, confused plot and its numerous call-backs to episodes I have enjoyed. Being reminded of a fun thing is not the same as delivering a new fun thing.

    Back to the new metaphor: with enough of the shiny bits you can convince folks to admire the wrapping, but when this bundle gets launched from the satellite on its way to my TV screen it is supposed to glide in, not lithobrake into the Yucatan and kill off the dinosaurs.

    (It was a big anvil. Made of old stuff. And there WAS a dinosaur. And another metaphor snaps from over-extension.)

    The dinosaur! It featured prominently in the adverts and teasers, but it was too big to be believable. Sure, it HAD to be too big because Moffat needed it to cough up a Tardis, but if you're going to blow the CG budget on something that shiny, you should at least use it to good effect. The dinosaur coughs up the Tardis, bemoans its lonely fate (as translated by The Doctor, who speaks the language of grossly oversized tyrannosaurs), and then burns to death. End of dino.

    Another squandered opportunity. The dinosaur could have been used to point up the "see beneath the skin" conceit, but only if it did more for the plot than deliver the Tardis and then turn into a greasy, burned clue.

    On to the trio of Madame Vastra, Jenny Flint, and Strax (aka lizard lady, the maidservant, and the Sontaran): I like these characters. Strax delivered some of the best comic relief in the episode, even if doing so did ding his character a bit. Using the relationship between Vastra and Jenny to discuss non-traditional familial relationships was clever, but felt really forced. Maybe that's the sort of thing that they'll do better in future episodes, but I don't think I have any future episodes in me.

    Why not?

    One word: Daleks.

    The teaser for the next episode showed Daleks. Honestly, I don't care about Daleks. I understand that it might be too expensive for them to just discard a bunch of props because the writers have moved on to new things, but every time they come back to Daleks I feel like I'm supposed to be surprised and terrified and thrilled, but all I really am is bored. Very bored. And disappointed.

    So I'm done. At least until someone who is NOT a hard-core fan comes to me and says "hey, you know what? This one episode from the middle of Season 8 is huge fun. Capaldi chews scenery like an Eeetabrox, and oh, the Eeetabrox are these really cool, brand new aliens...." and then I'll tune the person out while making a note to myself of the episode number.


    He pretty much sums up the feelings I've been having about the last episode.
    cardinal puff 887 2014-08-28 23:04:46.0 login to vote score 0
    Pingable devices on teh interwebs!


    spongegirl circleskirt 382 2014-08-28 23:15:57.0 login to vote score 2
    cardinal puff: Pingable devices on teh interwebs!

    I can see my Mac from here!
    cannonhawk 849 2014-08-28 23:16:05.0 login to vote score 0
    I understand the story requires him to be a little more darker and serious but I don't have to like it.
    iggins 5808 2014-08-28 23:30:23.0 login to vote score 2
    spongegirl circleskirt: I can see my Mac from here!

    but your home network can't
    sockpuppet 2985 2014-08-28 23:43:01.0 login to vote score 1
    iggins 5808 2014-08-28 23:43:25.0 login to vote score 2
    burntman 1528 2014-08-28 23:57:50.0 login to vote score 0
    iggins: winter is coming

    Nope. Winter is going :)
    iggins 5808 2014-08-29 00:09:32.0 login to vote score 1
    i am hungry


    wat do
    joseph smith 12808 2014-08-29 00:14:55.0 login to vote score 2
    Will they have wifi on the bus the bus the magic bus?
    WHOO NOESS???!!!

    If they do, I solemnly swear to match Iggins post for post.
    joseph smith 12808 2014-08-29 00:15:23.0 login to vote score 1
    iggins: i am hungry


    wat do


    Have you... tried...

    ...posting to a forum?


    iggins 5808 2014-08-29 00:15:58.0 login to vote score 2
    my friend had a birthday


    iggins 5808 2014-08-29 00:16:49.0 login to vote score 1
    joseph smith: Have you... tried...

    ...posting to a forum?


    thats a brilliant idea
    iggins 5808 2014-08-29 00:20:14.0 login to vote score 1
    joseph smith: Will they have wifi on the bus the bus the magic bus?
    WHOO NOESS???!!!

    If they do, I solemnly swear to match Iggins post for post.


    i have an army of Sojin pics


    joseph smith 12808 2014-08-29 00:21:07.0 login to vote score 1
    iggins: thats a brilliant idea

    you want ideas?
    you could eat... but what to eat?
    aye, there's the rub!

    you have two choices, really: sugary or salty
    i say salty... try meatsies... a meatsies sandwich...
    you could buy one or make one... try to get a tangy buffalo chicken one

    i once had your problem and a buffalo chicken sandwich worked for me 4.7/5, would chew again
    cardinal puff 887 2014-08-29 00:54:23.0 login to vote score 2
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    ystros 1971 2014-08-29 01:08:44.0 login to vote score 0
    cannonhawk: I understand the story requires him to be a little more darker and serious but I don't have to like it.

    "Darker and serious" are fine. It's the poorly written part of it I especially didn't like. Like Clara freaking out the way she did. Or the Doctor almost mugging a guy for his coat. Or the continued shoehorning in of Vastra & gang. Or the ham-fistedness of the episode's theme.

    I'm certainly not at a quit-the-show level of annoyance and despite the episode itself, Capaldi's performance leads me to believe I'll enjoy this incarnation of the Doctor. But this seemed like an especially poor episode to intro the new Doctor.
    iggins 5808 2014-08-29 01:53:14.0 login to vote score 0
    Alright mac n cheese with ghost chili sauce
    burntman 1528 2014-08-29 02:04:52.0 login to vote score 3
    cardinal puff 887 2014-08-29 03:41:07.0 login to vote score 2
    burntman 1528 2014-08-29 03:51:58.0 login to vote score 1
    cardinal puff: [image removed]


    mimir 6886 2014-08-29 04:21:02.0 login to vote score 0
    maggotbrain: Oh man. I just watched a whole bunch of doctor who. Enjoyed the fuck out of it and it looks like some major suckage after David Tennant. Is it worth it to continue?

    Yes. Smith started slow, but the story arcs were good.
    mimir 6886 2014-08-29 04:23:48.0 login to vote score 0
    ystros: "Darker and serious" are fine. It's the poorly written part of it I especially didn't like. Like Clara freaking out the way she did. Or the Doctor almost mugging a guy for his coat. Or the continued shoehorning in of Vastra & gang. Or the ham-fistedness of the episode's theme.

    I'm certainly not at a quit-the-show level of annoyance and despite the episode itself, Capaldi's performance leads me to believe I'll enjoy this incarnation of the Doctor. But this seemed like an especially poor episode to intro the new Doctor.


    To be fair, when was the last time the intro to a new doctor wasn't a bit wobbly?
    vet_curm 1500 2014-08-29 04:38:23.0 login to vote score 0
    mimir: To be fair, when was the last time the intro to a new doctor wasn't a bit wobbly?

    Indeed.






    random bacon 12498 Fri Aug 29 04:54:37 PDT 2014 login to vote score 0
    Some of you take TV and movies far too seriously.

    I'll never understand that.
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