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  1. Perhaps, but I just took it to mean Hutch is a shithead who just thinks that sort of thing.
  2. Maybe a combination of necessary ZAP! and being alone. I have to think that after the ZAP!, Cooper wasn't going to be alone for a while - Janie-E, then the paramedics, the doc, etc. But then when the insurance boss was the last guy around the strange noise distracting him finally got Cooper alone and that gave him the ability to talk to Mike without anyone else asking why he's talking to no one and giving them his hair.
  3. Plus it works as a throwback to S2E1 where Cooper removes himself from the hospital after being shot. Back when S2E1 went down, and in subsequent rewatchings, I would think "No! You fool! You've been shot! Let the doctors do their job!" This episode I was like "Yes! You're fine! Get the fuck out of there and get back to Twin Peaks!"
  4. Hey, quick question not related to Twin Peaks but rather David Lynch. So, at some point Chris mentioned all the cool stuff on the Inland Empire DVD. Long story short, I bought Inland Empire on Blu-Ray as part of a boxed set on Amazon that also included Mulholland Drive and Lost Highway. I thought it was odd that this was the only way to buy it on Blu-Ray but I didn't know much about it. What I didn't realize until it was too late was that the boxed set was from Germany (though you can select English in the menus and be fine watching/listening to it) and that Inland Empire was filmed on SD video so a Blu-Ray is kind of pointless (I'm honestly not sure if it's upscaled to 1080p or not or if it's a film transfer or what) So I figure buy Inland Empire again on DVD to get the extras, since this Blu-Ray only had the movie. Thing is there's a ton of DVD's listed for this movie. The way Amazon works there's like four different versions listed and one version is like $89 and the cheap one is an Italian import If I want the extras Chris Remo was referring to a few episodes back, anyone know which version to buy?
  5. I'm curious how Freddie got into the United States past airport security without having to take off that green glove.
  6. This morning as I was waking up I realized... it's really strange that they found a naked asian woman in the woods with no eyes or nose but what look like open wounds on her face, but they didn't think maybe she needed to be taken to the hospital or anything, just put her in one of Lucy's old robes and toss her in the jail cell for now. OK maybe not weird for Twin Peaks, and they did just seem to all have sudden amnesia except for maybe Andy but they seem awful nonchalant about this seemingly mutilated woman they found in the woods. Really amazing episode and I have to say of all the characters I thought would get a white lodge lore dump, Andy wasn't even on the list.
  7. I think it's the thing from Part 8 where the Fireman and that woman live (so maybe it's the White Lodge?)
  8. One of the things that's insane to me is that these episodes are so dense and there's so many little things going on that you forget some of the incidents and miss why they're significant. For example everyone's talking about Audrey and Gordon/Cole/Tammy/FrenchLady and who were the girls in the bar at the end and Sarah Palmer's freakout at the liquor store and the ceiling fan, but until I read the Rolling Stone rundown of this week's episode I had completely forgotten that Chantal and Hutch (Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tim Roth) straight up executed a man on his front steps in front of his son, and I didn't recognize/realize that the guy was the warden that let Cooper go free. It's interesting to me how much of our watching of TV and movies is to sit there and let the plot explain itself to us and this show is just absolutely not that.
  9. Well if she has then that's at least a change of pace from the number of victimized women in this season, mostly from Richard Horne. "Oh no FUCK YOU, I am NOT dying in this trailer, I'm going to use every ounce of energy I have to get help and then I'm going to OWN YOUR ASS with the police!" But yeah it's probably that Lynch just wanted to edit the series such that we thought she was dead one week and the next week it turns out she's not. She's probably only been in the woods a few hours hopefully.
  10. I'm pretty sure Lynch's career would have been fine even if he hadn't been able to make a new season of this show.
  11. I find myself wondering what season 2 would have been like if Lynch had directed the whole thing and had creative control. I've read that he never really intended the "who killed Laura Palmer" mystery to be solved, that it would just sort of work its way into the background. It's possible Twin Peaks would have been very different in season 2 if he had had his way. That said I'm sympathetic to the notion that Twin Peaks used to be this goofy show in the woods and now it's this strange nationally distributed thing. I know Jake and Chris think there won't be a season 4 but Kyle MacLachlan has hinted he wouldn't be surprised if this isn't the last of Twin Peaks, so maybe a season 4 can be more like what we're used to once Cooper is back. If he's back that is.
  12. I was convinced the honking woman was Lewis Black in a wig. Go back and watch it and tell me it doesn't remind you of that.
  13. I think the connection here that keeps getting missed is this: for people who take issue with this, the issue is not that Janey-E raped DougieCoop or that DougieCoop has been raped whether he realizes it or not, the issue people have is with the idea that Lynch/Frost wrote this into the plot line as a goofy comic relief and saw nothing wrong with it. I don't have an issue with it and I'm not going to begrudge anyone who does see an issue with it (though I do tend to fall on the side of "someone wanted to kill him and he ended that in seconds, someone else wanted to have sex with him and I don't see why he wouldn't also have ended that in seconds if he wasn't interested"). I will say that Lynch's worlds are brutal (Charcoal Abe Lincoln Skull Crusher anyone?) so it makes sense that his comic relief is brutal as well. In one scene we went from silent DougieCoop eating cake to being ridden in bed with his arms flapping like he's trying to take off for flight. Being as far as I can remember only the second sex scene in this season, we're lucky the two of them weren't mutilated to death by a video effect like those poor horny penthouse millennials.
  14. I'm curious - if Evil Coop possessed by BOB fathers a child, does it look like Cooper or BOB? Because right now Richard Horne mostly looks like if young Matthew McConaughey was having a coke bender on the Jersey Shore
  15. It occurs to me that I wonder what our frustrations on the pacing of this show and the appearances/non-appearances of cast members would be like if there were only nine episodes, but they were two hours each. Like, it would still be 18 hours but we'd be done by now. I mean, we didn't see Bad Coop at all this week but if last week's and this week's were the same episode then I think our perception of the pacing would be different. Of course then Lynch might not have us exactly where he wants us. All I know is when I realize we're at the roadhouse I'm all like "shit, the episodes nearly over and ____ didn't happen this week either!" I also fully agree with Jake's theory that the NIN performance in Part 8 was originally supposed to be the end of an extended Part 7.
  16. Maybe it will be explained later (maybe it's related to him talking to "Jeffries" and the things he did early on with his computer) but there might be some explanation like he knows Good Coop is in that Dougie state and if he met Bad Coop in person he'd snap out of it. Or maybe the two of them coming in contact with each other could destroy the space time continuum.
  17. I remember back when they were filming in late 2015 to early 2016 there was a report of someone seeing the drape runners store sign in town (in North Bend or wherever they filmed the on-location stuff) so I figured it was going to show up at some point. Cool that they've made Nadine a success apparently. Still surprised we haven't seen Big Ed yet.
  18. I love how their attention to detail makes it looks like a 1997 website complete with smug asshole "Made in Notepad" icon... ...while at the same time being responsive on mobile devices. Whoops?
  19. I'm sure you've seen this, and it's a few years old now, but I keep remembering this article in Slate about how the business of premium cable original content works. How Game of Thrones is the most popular TV show in HBO's history but if a broadcast TV show pulled in its viewership it would be canceled before the first season finished. Part of that is due to premium cable channels not being in every house over the airwaves like broadcast television is but the differences in HBO and Showtime stand out to me. HBO actually gets money for every subscriber. You pay your cable provider the $28 or whatever and HBO gets a cut of that. Actually it may just be that HBO gets a flat fee per viewer. Showtime, by way of comparison, just charges the cable providers a flat fee, so the cable providers then just keep whatever they charge the individual viewer for Showtime. This is why Showtime is more frequently discounted by cable providers than HBO is, sometimes it's even given away for free as part of a package. The flip side though is that it then doesn't matter if a million people or a hundred million people have Showtime, the amount of money they'd make is the same. The thing that really sticks out to me though is HBO owns almost all of their programming. Showtime only owns about half of their programming. This means HBO makes money on every outlet - like selling the shows on DVD/BR. Showtime doesn't see a penny from disc releases of, say, Homeland (Fox does). One thing to notice on the Showtime Anytime apps is that they say "Available Until (X Date)". HBO doesn't have that for their original shows (though they do regularly rotate out movies). This is why I figured Showtime got the deal. For HBO to air Twin Peaks Season 3 they would have wanted to own it, Showtime doesn't seem as married to that practice. Which is why it could be that Twin Peaks still might see a season 4. I'm not holding my breath, as long as they end this season on a good note I'm good with them going back to it. But the bar of success is lower for premium cable than movies/tv, and even lower if you're Showtime.
  20. Something I've been curious about with regards to the Black Lodge is the passage of time. We know that it's been 25 years since Cooper was trapped in the Black Lodge and Cooper himself has visibly aged, both because in the 1990 TV show they artificially aged Kyle MacLachlan to illustrate that as well as the fact that in reality Kyle MacLachlan has aged 25 years. However, unless there's a barber shop in the Black Lodge, it's odd that his hair hasn't changed. Especially since BadCoop has grown long hair. And that suit would be pretty ratty after 25 years. To say nothing of body odor. Or the need to eat. Maybe some of this we're just not supposed to think about or care. Maybe the Black Lodge lets people age but other nonorganic things stay the same. Or some other handy wavy magic thing. But what I wonder is - we know Cooper has been in the Black Lodge 25 years, but does Cooper think he's been in the Black Lodge 25 years? I'm reminded of a sequence of episodes in True Blood (I think it was the end of one season and the beginning of the next) where Sookie is transported into another dimension with fairies and when she comes out, after what she perceives is an hour, to find a year has passed in the real world and everyone thought she was dead because she was missing. So what I'm wondering is, maybe in the Black Lodge only a few hours/days/weeks have elapsed but in real life 25 years have elapsed. Or maybe 25 years has elapsed but Cooper just thinks a smaller amount of time has passed. Some sort of non-passage of time might be why Major Briggs' body seems to be too young for how old he would have been. But Cooper's body did age. I dunno. Maybe none of this will ever be answered but I'm mainly curious how long Cooper thinks he's been stuck in the Black Lodge. I'm also insanely curious to read that new "Twin Peaks: The Final Dossier" book that's coming out after the show, since that's supposed to be what tells us all happened in the 25 years between the seasons.
  21. Hey guys, I'm the reader who made the site mentioned in this week's Reader Mail. Amusingly, it took me a few days to get to where I could finish listening to the episode so I didn't even realize they were using it (or had seen it) until Friday. I've gone in and added the requested feature to have it jump to Wednesday (by default). I've also tweaked the viewport so it's easier to read on a phone (probably the easiest way to get to it during a recording). And as I mentioned in the email, I've gone ahead and put the code on GitHub at It's not really all that complicated (yet) but if anyone wants to see it or contribute or whatnot there you go. I've already had captbaritone on Twitter asking about it so there it is. Note that it's been a while since I've done much web development so the way I'm achieving this might be hilariously naive. Enjoy.
  22. I thought you were the one who joked they should find the PYST guys. Might have my voices confused again...
  23. I liked Jake's idea of Tone Control hunting down some of the more obscure and/or controversial developers, such as: - Find one or more of the developers of PYST, the MYST parody that starred John Goodman. Ask what it was like to work on a project that was sort of the "Weird Al" of games. And are they still in the industry? - Find someone responsible for bringing Big Rigs: Over the Road racing to market and ask: why? how? who thought this was shippable? - Interview people who were big in the game industry a long time ago and got out, like Roberta Williams or Chris Crawford. - Interview people notable for their failures, like John Romero or George Broussard - Interview people who work for the ultra obscure corners of the industry, like Derek Smart or one of the guys who makes those $90 hardcore wargames. - Find a developer who used to work for Nintendo. As in, we all know that there's tons of good games for Nintendo systems like Super Mario 3D World and Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, but outside of a few visible people like Miyamoto, who knows who works on these games? I would imagine a ton of people work on them but you never hear from them, ever.
  24. The Idle Thumbs Store

    I bought one and I don't even own a turntable. It's more the neat principle that this digital internet podcast has produced a physical album on a mostly obsolete format. Anyone can make a CD, few outside of the record industry can make vinyl records (and it was apparently quite difficult to pull off for the thumbs as well)
  25. GDC '14: With Tom Francis

    I know nothing about the setups involved for podcasting, but have you guys ever considered using more than one computer to record it? I seem to recall back when I listened to TWiT podcasts, Leo would mention how he had at least two machines/laptops recording the show in case something happened to one of them. There was at least one episode where he messed up and shut the computer off (it was the Vista era when the shutdown icon was non-intuitive and was one of those "we're shutting off now I don't care what's still open" sorts of deals) but fortunately still had one going. I guess it depends on how feasible it would be to pipe the sound into two machines instead of just the one, and you'd probably be unable to do it for off-site recordings like the conf grenades, but just a thought. Also you could do something hilariously low tech like have one of those shoebox tape recorders from Walmart recording in the room as an analog fallback to be digitized for the true diehards later.