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  1. Marvel movies

    I plan to watch JJ soon, but just as an FYI there's a different thread for the Netflix shows
  2. Zach/Hannah reminds me of the Homework Machine by Shel Silverstein
  3. I also love the Wirecutter, at least in theory. In practice only about half of the things I get based on their recommendations turn out that good. That being said, I completely agree with Nick about the Coway air purifier. That thing is great. I like to cook but the design of my house means that most of the fumes and smoke from my kitchen go up the stairs where the main house smoke detector sits. I used to set it off all the time, but I put one of the air purifiers at the top of the stairs and now I hardly ever have it go off unless I really burned something.
  4. Marvel movies

    I also recently rewatched AoU and had a similar takeaway as Roderick. I think it's because at this point I'm more used to the dumb goofiness that is the MCU. In general I like the Marvel movies. I won't pretend they're good cinema but I enjoy them for what they are. What I find interesting is some of the ones I'm down on are the ones that everyone else seems to like. I thought Guardians 1 and 2 were fine but I don't understand the love. And I flat out hated Iron Man 3. I'll admit I initially wasn't interested in Black Panther just because I don't find that character interesting and something about the visuals is off-putting to me but I'm reconsidering my opinion and am thinking about watching it in the theatre rather than waiting.
  5. Important If True 50: 4468, Y'all

    While listening to this episode, I did start to consider if making an Important if True wiki would be a good idea. I've been listening to Thumbs related media since Idle Thumbs Episode 1 and I still get lost among the reference to a reference to a reference (to me to me to me).
  6. AGDQ 2018

    Awful Block highlight reel
  7. Important If True 50: 4468, Y'all

    Backing up Chris' endorsement of an extra long shoehorn. I own the same model and it is legitimately nice to have. It came in especially handy when my wife was pregnant and bending over became more and more of a challenge. On the topic of messing up verbs, there is a similar thing I do in Chinese all the time. In English, everything on your person is "worn", be it clothing or accessories, unless you are physically holding it in your hand. In Chinese, only certain articles of clothing are "worn", others are "brought/carried". For example, you would "wear" a shirt but "bring/carry" a watch. I constantly fuck this up.
  8. Important If True 47: The Shitty Wizard

    Following up on Nick's endorsement of AGDQ, there's a forum curated playlist of runs that anyone can view or add to. I've watched almost every run by now and while I don't think there are as many standouts as in past years, there are some that are definitely worth a watch. My personal favorite is the Mike Tyson's Punch-Out/Super Punch-Out run where the runner played both games simultaneously using one controller. AGDQ 2018 Thumbs Curated Playlist
  9. Dead Cells

    The devs have announced that Dead Cells is coming to console sometime this year. Glad to see a Switch release on there, feels a like a great game for on the go.
  10. Based on how I've seen you react to other things, this is probably correct. The Orville is definitely not for everyone, I mainly wanted to point out that there's more to the show than "Seth Macfarlane in space".
  11. The humor takes more of a back seat as the season goes on (it never goes away completely though), so if you could get through the first two episodes without hating it I encourage you to keep going. In a way I appreciate the humor even when it misses (which is most of the time). I think it brings a sort of human relatability that TNG era shows lacked. The Orville isn't crewed with the paragons of humanity and everyone is a smartass to some degree.
  12. AGDQ 2018

    I added the Link to the Past Randomizer Swordless race to the playlist. That was an amazing run to watch. The randomizer is a mod that takes all the items in LttP and shuffles their locations. This means that there's no set route and your ability to get to any specific part of the game hinges on finding the right item. As a result it requires an immensely detailed knowledge of the game to know where you can and can't go as well as a large number of tricks and glitches. The two runners used the same seed so both their worlds were the same but since neither one knew where anything would be their paths through the game diverged greatly. They also couldn't see or hear each other so as not to reveal item locations. Towards the end they were literally half a screen apart. It was a fascinating thing to see. Good commentary too.
  13. AGDQ 2018

    Hmm, I'll have to look into it. Edit: Looks like I may have posted the wrong link the first time, try it again using the link in the top post.
  14. AGDQ 2018

    As always I've created a public playlist that anyone can add a run they thought was worth watching. I'll put the link in the top post as well. AGDQ 2018 Playlist