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  1. 12 hours ago, Eraserhead72 said:

    About that scene where the jet flies along and the windows appear to white out in a sequence. It struck me as very odd... and deliberate. 


    So i took a screencapture and messed with the levels and, from what i can tell, it looks like the windows have been digitally erased. And not particularly neatly. I did this with a bunch of different frames and its the same. Scrappy rub outs.


    More numbers!



    Of course someone is doing this:

  2. Today I discovered that I can determine if I should be on the edge of my seat, waiting for someone to have a face motion-blurred off, or be ready to settle back into some comfy Twin Peaks slippers by whether the NowTV pre-show announcer says "this show contains scenes that some viewers may find disturbing" or not. Today, they did not, and this was a nice, comfy slippers episode.


    Oh, man. The posthumous "Doc" Skype call was a bit of a shock. A shocking number of cast members have died since filming.


    I also got distracted by Truman's desk, which overshadowed everything else.

  3. The misogyny has bothered me too, but I'm hoping Lynch is doing this with a purpose and is (quite likely, given that it's David Lynch) just messing with us.


    Making Agent Preston wear a wire, then immediately sending her away because she's wearing a wire, could very well be a commentary on institutionalised workplace sexism. Particularly when paired with the conversation Cole has with Bryson prior to that scene where he sees Denise very much as an equal. Does Cole treat her differently because she was originally male and because he, on some level, still identifies her as such? I'm interested to see where this goes.

  4. I mentioned this in the PlayStation thread, but as that's pretty buried I thought I'd post a new message with all the details.

    With PS4 System Software v3.0 comes Playstation Communities, and I put one together for Idle Thumbs as there wasn't one already.

    Here's the fun part: Sony haven't made it possible to search for a community, so there are a couple of ways to find it and join:

    1. If you have Grim Fandango Broken Age installed, the game's overview screen will contain a list of associated communities. Idle Thumbs should be listed there.

    2. Search for my PSN ID, antikewl, in Friends and view my profile. The Idle Thumb community should be listed there too.

    Not that's not a competition or anything, the Idle Thumbs community currently has just 10 members. Giant Bomb have 2,474. So, no pressure.

    Welcome aboard!

  5. Apparently this was a big complaint from beta testers. I expect it'll be added… eventually.


    As part of the creation process, you have to choose a video game from the PS4 library that best represents the community. It shows up in the "recommended" feed for that game. So, until there's a PS4 remaster of Far Cry 2, I've set to Grim Fandango. It seemed the most appropriate.


    So, until we have 1000+ members like Giant Bomb and appear at the top of the recommended list, the easiest way to find it is to install Grim Fandango and check the game's recommended communities. Probably.

  6. I couldn't find one, so i just created one. It's called "Idle Thumbs".


    Sony appear to have not included search, for some reason, so to find it you'll probably need to scroll through hundreds of pages of crap.



  7. Has the show ever had the main characters take credit for a real life ad? I can't remember them doing so, and it would be weird to end on Don suddenly being the one who came up with the actual Hillside Coke ad. I'm going to lean on this being more a symbolic thing for the show rather than Don literally going back to make the Coke ad.

    It definitely wouldn't be the first time. Don came up with "It's Toasted" for Lucky Strike even though they've been using it since before the 20s in the real world.

  8. Talk about callbacks, from an interview with Jon Hamm:

    Yes, this is exactly how I read it. I loved the kind of ambiguousness, but I think the intent was quite clear.

    So, I guess Don took a trip to Ireland afterwards?

    Talking of Don, I also loved that even while embedded in a hippy commune he still had incredibly well pressed shirts.