Mike Danger

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  1. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

    Perfect, thanks!
  2. Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel

    Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but does anyone have a link to a plot summary before I go into Bring Up the Bodies? It's been several years since I read Wolf Hall. :S
  3. When this episode ended on a hard cut and my podcast app immediately went into the MBMBAM episode I had queued, I thought that the IIT episode was still running and Chris had somehow stitched together some kind of MBMBAM parody. I was laughing hysterically as all the normal MBMBAM preshow stuff played before I realized this was definitely not the case. 10/10 would listen again
  4. This is incredibly stupid, but I realized today that I have been confusing the Matlock theme song and the Diagnosis Murder theme song for years. Chris's repeated references to the sax make so much more sense now. The TV theme song question is much harder than I initially thought, as I think we're meant to read between the lines that compositions that didn't originate with the show would be excluded. The one theme that sticks out in my mind is the Fringe theme, which is also a great example of a thing I love: altered theme sequences for special episodes (check out the retro version and the dystopian-future version)
  5. The Idle Book Club 28: NW

    Glad to see this is back, I was just wondering last night if it would be weird to tweet at the Idle Book Club account to see if the show was over when I saw the new episode was up
  6. Super Mario Odyssey (One D, Two Ss)

    Yeah, when the Waypoint crew mentioned GOTY stuff last week I was thinking back and thought "boy, it sure is suggestive that the Thumbs were right about Mario that we got a year that has Mario a. picking up a gun and b. raising his flag in different parts of the world"
  7. Super Mario Odyssey (One D, Two Ss)

    I cranked through to the end last night (I have just been going after finishing the story). That last bit after the final boss is Very Good in so many ways Edit: Also, I love the different Mario outfits. Do the amiibo outfits stay unlocked once you get them? I may have to make use of a friend's amiibo collection if so.
  8. With the discussion of the original Blade Runner's cinematography, I thought people might be interested in these: https://imgur.com/a/Qi8Gd I watched Blade Runner (The Final Cut) with my dad and my sister a few years back and was surprised that they both enjoyed it, despite the terrible TV we were watching it on (I remember having to read the opening text crawl out loud because it was almost totally illegible). My sister was watching it for a film studies class in college and had to supply 10 screencaps from the movie to go with a written response, I thought some of her choices were really striking. (Sorry for the quality, I no longer have the originals, these are from a Tumblr post I made ages ago.)
  9. A weird side note to the fake Coors Lite can story: I have a fake Pennzoil can that came out of my grandparents' garage. I keep spare change in it.
  10. Mouse Wrist Pain

    Dude at work recommended the VerticalMouse to me and I haven't had any pain since using it: https://evoluent.com/
  11. I can't find it now, of course, but I think I saw a post on the Twin Peaks subreddit that they're an older type of electrical capacitors.
  12. Man, as someone who is mostly pro-Marvel-Cinematic-Universe, Jake's point about Iron Man/Spider-Man is so good and so guaranteed to never happen. It makes me very sad.
  13. RR To Go appears to be an additional service that the Double R offers in season 3 (maybe as part of Norma's franchise operation?). Whenever people are drinking to-go coffee or eating donuts in Twin Peaks in S3 it always seems to be from an RR To Go branded box/cup.
  14. Doesn't Bad Coop refer to Hutch as "your husband' when he meets Chantal in the motel after killing Darya?
  15. I actually had a different read on this: I was thinking that the woman telling the story has been replaced by a Lodge doppelganger and the woman in the flannel shirt suspects it but isn't sure. She asks for the mom's name, the doppelganger gives the wrong name, [mysterious ethereal whooshing]
  16. The timeline of this show seems to be truly insane if Bobby just opened the capsule "today".
  17. Edit: Oops, didn't mean to double post.
  18. I'd have to flip back through it, but I don't think Tammy is actually aware of the Blue Rose investigation when she starts going through the dossier or when she finishes. The way I remember, she knows that a bunch of Cole's direct reports have vanished under mysterious circumstances and has some familiarity with the details of the Twin Peaks case, but doesn't know about any of the supernatural components. By the end, I think she knows that there is more than meets the eye to all of this, but she still doesn't know that Cole has actually been putting a team together to figure it out.
  19. These Alvin and the Chipmunks....remixes?...are nuts. Walk Like An Egyptian could be a Dirty Beaches track.
  20. I was thinking about this during the FBI scenes. The scene where Diane gets deputized and the scene where she's in the bar have her in two different costumes, so maybe those are two different nights? Also, someone pointed out on Reddit that it's 11:05 when Albert and Gordon are talking and then 7:00 when Jacoby is doing his radio show, which makes no sense assuming all of this stuff is supposed to be happening in the sequence it's shown (unless there's ANOTHER day break in there). Part of me really wants to read more into this but I feel like Lynch/Frost just don't care/want to tie themselves to a specific timeline.
  21. yeah, agreed. I try to go into these with as few expectations as possible.
  22. The Great Northern thing is kind of weird, now that you mention it. I'm wondering if they didn't want to go through all the work of building all those sets when Ben seems to a a relatively minor player in the larger scheme of things. w/r/t people's reactions, I think a lot of people were expecting Cooper to "wake up" this week after the cherry pie scene last week.
  23. Is the Chuck she's talking about Richard? The story she tells about the truck sounds an awful lot like what happened with Richard and the guy Andy talked to who we never saw again...but then again it could be a weird coincidence which would totally be par for the Twin Peaks course. Another connection I can't believe I missed this week: Blue Rose as the successor to Blue Book Edit: I love that that first scene goes down in a room which has curtains for two of the walls, apparently
  24. Recently completed video games

    Finally checked off Beyond Good and Evil. Is there some story behind the ending of that game? The total lack of denouement beyond the post-credits stinger feels really weird.
  25. Misc notes/reactions: How and why did Carl and his driver set up this whistle system?! I feel bad for Bobby and Shelley. There's just enough puzzle pieces at this point that you can kind of formulate what their life was like between season 2 and season 3 and woof. I like that Albert's reaction to Cole being moments away from vanishing from reality is to just give him a little tug back over the line. The barfing girl in the car is so distressing. The way she kind of struggles back up onto the seat is so gross. I'm amazed I didn't have a nightmare last night. As crazy as it is, I kind of like the idea Candie is Laura/the Laura doppelganger in a Dougie-esque fugue state. I think my heart skipped a beat when Cooper snapped out of it for a split second.