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Lugal

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  1. Yeah. Thanks for that Internet 😞
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    In Memoriam: Celebrity Deaths

    I also loved Voyagers and I remember when Jon Erik Hexum died. I remember reading how the writer of The Crow disavowed it, he wrote it after his wife was killed by a drunk driver and then Brandon Lee killed on the movie. Brandon Lee's death was tragic, but also so bizarre. They needed fakes, because I think the gun was a revolver and you could see the bullets. Rather than waiting for fake bullets to arrive, the prop crew made their own with real bullets which they pulled out and dumped the gunpowder before sticking the bullet back in the shell. But they missed the primer and at some point the trigger was pulled, it was enough to push the bullet into the barrel and no one checked after the fakes were removed and blanks were loaded for the scene when Brandon Lee's character was shot. But because the bullet was still in the barrel it was basically a live round. It's unbelievable that so many things that had to go wrong for it to happen did go wrong.
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    Avengers: Endgame (2019)

    I always liked 1602, more from an interest in the time period, but it did feel like he didn't quite know what to do with it at the end, and I didn't think the sequels were as good. If they brought it into the MCU (not that I ever expect it to happen), it would be a way to recast most of the original Avengers
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    Avengers: Endgame (2019)

    Or Steve walking around int he woods and we get 1602 in the MCU.
  5. It's something that requires a pilot's license. A lot of it is dependent on the direction the wind is blowing at different levels in the atmosphere, and then there is the weight calculations for the passengers, so it's not something anyone could just do. And balloons can only go in the direction of the wind. I agree the killer could just follow along due to the fact that many literally have chase crews running after them to retrieve the passengers. The other thing that annoys her is on TV shows when they shoot the balloon envelope and the balloon immediately starts dropping, as if all the hot air suddenly rushed out the tiny bullet hole in the side of the balloon.
  6. It's the same with hot air balloons. I have a friend whose family knows balloons and it always annoys her that everyone on TV and in movies just knows how to fly them.
  7. Maybe it's someone else's desk/table whatever. Of course we never have the poor unfortunate come in and go: "All the stuff on my desk is on the floor and...eww!"
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    S06.E10: Gintars

    This was an OK episode, I thought Ike Barinholtz was a good fit, although I still cannot sort out the relationship between Gintars and Dragomir. Jake getting Gintars deported was kind of crappy but I can see how he came to that conclusion. The "Real Father" line, I can see how it came off, but I saw it as coming out of Charles's insecurities, more than anything else. The same with Terry. He's shown enough almost OCD tendencies in the past I can see him going overboard (and he did have a tarantula on his head a few seasons ago). And I give credit to Terry Crews for being to go there for the joke. The same with fanboy Holt, we don't see it often, but it's there, like when he took the case of John Henry Weischelbraum. That's what I like about this show, even the not as good episodes the characters still feel consistent. The parts with Doctor Yee (always good to see Reggie Lee) were my favorite parts of the episode, with Holt and Amy fanboying over him and Rosa's annoyance. I also laughed that despite her adulation, Yee referred to Santiago as Aly. "The flies don't lie, no wait that's Santiago's!"
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    S06.E09: The Golden Child

    The whole I don't own a television things always reminds me of this:
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    S06.E09: The Golden Child

    There's the ones who genuinely don't follow pop culture because they aren't interested (and usually just elements of pop culture. We're all like that to a degree. Like when people make reference to TV shows or movies and I have no idea what they're talking about) and those that don't follow it to be pretentious. David is one of the latter. Reminds me of something years ago on another message board where I think it was Rihanna came up (this was when her fame was just beginning) and someone chimes in with "Who's Rihanna? I don't follow pop culture..." and was promptly lambasted by everyone else pointing out that they were on a web browser and could easily have opened another window to google Rihanna, but instead chose to come in and act all pretentious and above it all.
  11. Sometimes at least you see the person waving their hands to keep the elevator open. And sometimes you see the person inside frantically pushing the door-close button, but it usually doesn't work until they finished their sentence, or the other person manages to slip in anyway.
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    Race & Ethnicity on TV

    I also loved that show, kind of a horror predecessor to Warehouse 13, although I don't remember it being particularly gory (or at least not more than early 90's syndicated TV would allow). A few years back, Syfy reran the episodes and they still held up. It's been a while since I read anything, but I think there was some tension behind the scenes, like he didn't like some of the direction his character was going or something.
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    S06.E09: The Golden Child

    Another awesome episode. Add me to the list that would love to see David show up again. As for which Oscar winner David talked down from the bridge, I'm just gonna say it was a Good Place crossover and that it was Kamilah Al-Jamil (I assume she's won an Oscar) for some performance art piece, that she was embodying despair or something. Yeah, I'm gonna need a GIF of that. I also loved Amy's showing joy in all of David's suffering that even prompts Jake to ask: "Are you a bad person?" And it gives another line to use in everyday life: "I'm fone!"
  14. Count me in as another who likes having the Elite around. Despite their killings, I can't help but agree with their purpose. On a more nuanced show they could be interesting. It feels like someone's trying to fit a political thesis in there somewhere. Like why does Supergirl support a government that clearly has no problem placing extremists like Lockwood in high positions of power?
  15. Totally agree, I miss the Highlander crossovers (also showing my age, ah the 90's). But considering that Sara has yet to stay dead, she a kick-ass fighter, and has some skill with a sword, she kind of is an immortal already.
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