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  1. Haneke is unbelievably good, but a lot of his most acclaimed stuff is really really rough to watch. His whole thing is deal is to make movies that don't celebrate violence, so he keeps it raw. When I saw Cache in the theater like 30% of the older crowd fled during the big moment. Time of the Wolf and Piano Teacher are great films that are hard to recommend for a casual watch. Wolf made me feel real bad.
  2. David Duchovny getting wild in the street. Also potential brain alert: recently a large credit union here announced a rebranding. San Antonio Credit Union is now (no joke) Credit Human. If that isn't a poor attempt by rogue AI to hide, I don't know what is.
  3. In the early 90s there was a San Francisco area band called Captured by Robots. The concept was that alien robots tormented this guy by forcing him to play horrible one man bands lounge music. He used to perform all wrapped up in chains while these junkyard animatronics "tormented" him. Looking at YouTube it seems like he's still doing it, but now the robots are the band and the construction is WAY more elaborate, and it's become a metal band.
  4. pure evil character that isn't comically 2 dimensional: The Judge from Blood Meridian
  5. truthfully, it's been a long time but I'm surprised everyone has Raising Arizona so low!
  6. Lazy webbing this you, but there are some "experimental" parts of some CYOA books that include infinite loops and a hidden good ending that you would only see if you turned to the wrong page. Via wikipedia
  7. I think Justin Lin directing is an important part of the magic, and he left after 6. (thought I didn't like 6 as much as 5)
  8. Oh man. Sort of goodbye to my favorite show! Looking forward to having a new favorite show! My very favorite pre-roll is the "last week on idle thumbs" from episode 11 part 2 that is just fart noises plus jake and chris saying "scoops" "hot scoops" and steve sighing
  9. we had a kind of house rule to play exclusively on 1 shot kills, pistols only, no oddjob. it felt more "gentleman superspy"
  10. Self Imposed Rules: In college the hallway crew got REALLY into super street fighter 2, and one of my pals had the most irritating style (which he applied to all fighting games). He was aggressively, maniacally persistent in trying to execute a strategy that he "knew" would be impossible to counter if he could ever just pull it off effectively. In SSF2 it was Ryu fireball turtling, but he could never nail the uppercuts so, it was just a dogged persistence to silliness. I said I was going to follow the same path and beat him 100 times in a row using only light punch with yellow dress Chun-Li. The jump version had a nice downward angle so it made it easier to fluster the botched uppercut. I had to tape up a whiteboard to track the progress.
  11. cast discretely m'lord
  12. I need to review those! I remember when they showed up at the end of the DDI meetings, but funny recall what he said regarding TNC at the moment. Except the more obvious 'community organizer' B-A one I couldn't parse out the codes. A life of gaming failed me.
  13. This might be a stretch, and I'm going to talk about games I haven't played based on my impressions, but I feel like survival sims are a kind of collective guilt modelers. Rust, Day Z, ETC. You might not go to work in a munitions factory, but I think they show how when given the choice to help those with less, many choose not to, go along with horrible behavior, or to take what they can to survive.
  14. Wow, I loved this, and totally relate to Sarah's take on the comedian section, where I feel incredibly engaged, but it's not for me to say much about it. Two such things, I think if you liked this, and the DFW qualities, I would really recommend William Vollman's You Bright and Risen Angels, which is intellectually just as heavyweight, but also funny and totally absurd. Chris would hate it. I also think the Coates article "My President was Black" is a necessary (unrelated) postscript. It tackles how Obama's background is so unique to the black experience that he sidesteps much of what The Sellout is about. I think it casts an amazing light on ending the book around his election.
  15. Is 2007 regarded as one of those banner years? Also released WoW: Burning Crusade, first STALKER, and the only BioWare have I haven't played Jade Empire. Also, my second favorite D&D game, NWN2: Mask of the Betrayer.