Sunday Catch-up – August 13

Let’s finish off the weekend with a look at the week that was and the things that are happening in the Geekery world.

Reports are emerging that the reshoots that Joss Whedon did on JUSTICE LEAGUE were significant, including possibly changing the ending of the movie, which was rumored to end on a cliffhanger to set up the sequel. But /Film says that is no longer the case and the movie now has a more traditional ending. Take this with a grain of salt, of course.

Sony has announced that Silver & Black – the film featuring Spider-man antiheroes Silver Sable and Black Cat – will hit theaters on February 8, 2019.

DC Comics cancelled a Green Arrow Annual scheduled for release later this month but plans to reschedule it for later this year – closer to Christmas, which is when the comic’s story took place. Why they scheduled the book for August in the first place is beyond me.

Speaking of Green Arrow, Marc Guggenheim, Arrow executive producer, will co-write a novel tying together the end of Season 5 with the beginning of Season 6. The Amazon blurb for Arrow: Fatal Legacies reads:

“The untold story bridging between ARROW seasons 5 and 6, exclusive to this novel! In the devastating aftermath of season five, Team Arrow must resume their mission to protect Star City. Those who have survived Chase’s trap on Lian Yu discover that his plans did not end there. If his legacies aren’t stopped, countless more will die. Co-authored by Arrow series producer Marc Guggenheim and James R. Tuck (Robin Hood: Mark of the Black Arrow).”

At The Geekery This Week:

The latest PREACHER recap looks at the last two episodes of the series.

Detective Comics wraps up its story focusing on Azrael and Action Comics kicks off an arc with a team-up between Superman and Lex Luthor. These issues and more are reviewed in the latest SUBWAY SHORTS.

Dave’s latest edition of BIG STEAMING PILE looks at Victoria II.

The new edition of Joe’s SONG OF THE WEEK looks at “Something to Remember Me By” by The Horrors.

Talk about all this and more in today’s open thread.

  • Comdukakis

    I blame both Captain America and HItler.

    Good morning all

  • Comdukakis

    I wish spotify had a feature that allowed you to separate the new releases into albums and singles. I’m generally looking for new release ALBUMS not just one song

    • I’ve mostly just searched playlists on Spotify, haven’t used it for albums yet. I should do that.

      • Comdukakis

        I’m just not a big one for singles and I get all excited clicking on the new release only to find it’s one song.

        • Comdukakis

          like the KIllers. Click on a new release and all I get is one song. I want more

          • I like The Killers

          • Comdukakis

            probably my favorite newer band. Them and ben Folds five. Beyond that I can’t say any one band stands out. There is stuff I like such as Noah and the Whale, Mumford and Sons, etc. but those two are the only ones that fit in with my days of being a total music geek and falling in love with all the britpop of the 80s, with Springsteen, with some other 70s bands like Zeppelin and Floyd, with the Beatles, and with the 90s alternatived stuff. After that I got away from new music

          • I’ve never been a real big music guy. I have bands/artists that I like, but I never search anything out. Usually I just wait til someone recommends something to me. That’s how I got into Mumford & Sons and Florence + the Machine.

          • Comdukakis

            in my current life I don’t get recommendations (except the song of the week). Back in the 90s I was going to clubs, my brother was in a goth/alternative band and I hung out with a bunch of folks who live and breathed music. I heard about everything. Ironically I found it easier to keep up with new music in the pre internet days

          • Honestly, so did I. I have a couple of friends who will tell me about stuff I should be listening to – Song of the Week Joe included – but a lot of the joy of discovering a new band after hearing them on the radio on a car trip is gone now.

          • Comdukakis

            heck I had books like the Trouser Press record guide where they just said some band was good and I took a shot and bought their CD. sometimes it didn’t work out but very different from being able to listen to all the bands on youtube or spotify or whatnot

          • two good acts to be into

          • Oh and the Avett Brothers. I liked them, too.

          • Oceanwalk

            That’s probably the first single for their new album. The record’s called “Wonderful Wonderful” and it’s out on Sept. 22.

            As for albums, I have a few music blogs that help me keep up with new stuff. Both Stereogum and BrooklynVegan are good sources for new music.

        • Makes sense

    • TatR!

      I have this wiki page bookmarked to keep track of new releases: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_2017_albums

  • Still can’t believe I found a pic of Ninja Turtle Raphael punching Hitler

    • Comdukakis

      that’s good stuff

  • The Professor

    I have never heard of silver sable and black cat.
    I also never heard of guardians or black panther before their movies

    • I knew Black Cat, but I have no idea who Silver Sable is.

    • Comdukakis

      I knew black panther, but I was never a big marvel guy. I knew the main folks like Thor, Cap, Spidey, Hulk etc. but I was more into DC when I collected. Only Marvel books I got were the Spidey books. Anything else I knew was through the osmosis of being a comic fan or reading history of comic books type books (and obviously magazines like Wizard, Hero, etc.)

  • Marv

    Alright I’m tires, trip off

    • Makes sense.

      • Marv

        This hotel has the best shower ever. It just blasted three layers of skin off

        • How many miles are you trying for today?

          • Marv

            800 or so, plus a stop at Rushmore that will eat up at least two hours

          • That’s a full day. Especially when the speed limit drops.

          • Marv

            Yeah my thought is to get as close to Madison as possible. We’re not meeting until 11 Monday so I’ll have that morning to sleep a bit/drive the last part that I didn’t make today

          • It’s so weird Hoss lives near Madison, the one place in Wisconsin I have any connections to. Dinah’s best friends from college live there. Nice place.

        • Comdukakis

          but did it have a seat like my shower in Traverse City?

          • Marv

            Nah just a normal tub

    • Who had Sunday Morning in the marv taps out pool?

  • Marv

    This smoke is annihiating my sinuses. Thankfully I should be out of most of it in a few hours.

  • The Professor

    Just read an article about how hemsworth enjoys the fact that he is not wearing a wig in ragnorrok.

    I thought that was his real hair in Thor.
    Does Thor have to have long hair? Is it like Samson?

    • Marv

      I don’t think it’s a source of power I think he’s just always represented way so artists have something to play with. He doesn’t have a cape so…hair

    • ProjectBlue

      Hollywood’s wig game has really improved. Would have never known it if those were wigs in earlier movies

  • The Professor

    Speaking of capes.
    One of my favorite scenes ever in a superhero movie is the no capes scene in incredibles

  • This week’s featured odd link that ended up being a referral here: justkillingti.me which I feel should be a new partner site to the Geekery. Seems to have the same sensibilities, with a better site design…

    • ProjectBlue

      Their URL game is strong at least…though I like this design better. Their’s is too busy

  • Marv

    Alright I’m off! Next stop Rapid City, SD

  • If we are punching hitler lets get the doctor involved
    https://youtu.be/86R9NoIdc-M?t=2m48s

    • Oceanwalk

      Rory punching Hitler is the best part of that episode. For an ep called “Let’s Kill Hitler,” there’s very little of that once River Song appears.

  • Devin Harris

    Hitler!

    • ProjectBlue

      I feel he’d be thought of a lot better these days if the allied powers didn’t fight back.

  • The Silver Fox
  • Matt_InGeeked

    Man, I went down the baseball YouTube rabbit hole.

    Intentional hits, last pitches of world series, last pitches of perfect games, best ejections, walk off homers, etc.

    I love this sport so much. It just really reminded me it’s the best.

  • Urgoz Bone-Grinder

    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/12/virginia-unite-the-right-rally-protest-violence

    How on earth can you completely fuck up your life like this at the age of 20.

    • Drugs? I didn’t click the link, but my guesses are a combination of drugs, booze, bad parents and women.

      • Urgoz Bone-Grinder

        It’s about the guy who got arrested for running over protesters with his car.

        Like what the fuck dude how did you think you could get away with this?

        • People acting for a cause that they believe in rarely consider the consequences, and age 20 is a time when causes are a very important part of life.

        • Bad parents and women, then.

    • RudoWakening

      He’s from a shitty part of Ohio with parents who clearly encouraged him

  • So much to do today and the baby throws us off by screwing up her nap schedule.

    Awesome.

    • Matt_InGeeked

      Same here. TI just slept til 10am. Ugh

      • The Professor

        Isn’t 10am good?

        • Matt_InGeeked

          Too late. And she had hard sleep throughout the night.

  • Matt_InGeeked

    Seriously thinking about getting MLB TV. I hear it’s great.

    • It does nothing for me because of the fucking blackout restrictions. But, when I lived in Chicago, it was amazeballs. Would completely recommend if you don’t live in-market of your favorite team.

      • Matt_InGeeked

        Yeah, my team is 4 states over. Lol

    • RudoWakening

      I love it. I can watch the White Sox anywhere

  • Matt_InGeeked

    I don’t want an electronic strike zone. Part of the interest of the game is the flaws in it. If everything was robotic cut-and-dry, the game would lose it’s charm.

    • Matt_InGeeked

      It’s why football has gotten increasingly harder to watch.

  • I fired up civ 6 yesterday for the first time in ages and I still just can’t get invested into it. Even 8 hours into a game I just couldn’t care less and when I go to bed I’ll just start a new game in the morning.

    • Blackjack Jowalsen

      I still haven’t gotten into it. I’m still Civ V all the way.

    • I downloaded Civ V onto my MacBook. It’s the better way to go, I think.

      I may just say fuck it and get Civ III or IV, too.

      • Those were all superior games and I’ve got all of them through the Steam video gaming service.

      • Blackjack Jowalsen

        I have an embarrassingly large amount of time in that game. although to be fair, a big chunk of that was when I was unemployed/part-time

        • There’s no such thing as “embarrassingly large amount of time” in a Civ game, because every one sucks you in like nobody’s business.

    • Marv

      It’s just terrrrrrible

  • The Professor

    Today is the 20 year anniversary of South Park

    • I watched that off and on for a couple of years and made a point and attending the theatre to see the picture.

    • The first episode? I didn’t realize it was this late.

      • The Professor

        yep. I remember discussing it as a senior in high school

  • Brian_Bayless
    • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

      Now you’ve gone too damn far, Bayless!

  • Brian_Bayless

    I dropped my external hard drive by accident while cleaning yesterday and it doesnt work.

    • Shake it a bit, everything will go back into place.

      • Brian_Bayless

        Its making a clicking sound.

        • Because something got jolted out of place. It’s like back in the day, when the TV was giving you shit and you’d slam your open palm against the side to get it to work. Or, you know, last week, when Money on the Table threw his PS4 remote threw the wall because it made a weird noise at him.

          • Brian_Bayless

            I did try to shake it around a bit but still clicking.

          • I would recommend hitting it hard in the spot where it’s clicking. If that doesn’t work, take it to someone and deny ever being violent toward it.

          • Brian_Bayless

            I might try to fix it myself since what I have on it I have either mostly backed up or can get again. I’ll give it a good whacking then see what to do after that .

        • Clicking usually means you’re boned.

    • RudoWakening

      Blow in it like it’s a Nintendo game

  • The Silver Fox

    Remember “Ready Ike? Kick the baby.”?

    • Don’t kick the baby!

      • RudoWakening

        Come on, Kyle! Kick the baby! KICK THE FUCKIN’ BABY KYLE

  • I’ve engaged with people on Twitter more this weekend than I have in the last six months or so.

    Maybe I would be better served spending that time here.

  • Wife made Reubens for lunch. Totally hit the spot. That lady knows what she’s doing.

  • Facts

    Feel like watching The Dirty Dozen

  • RudoWakening

    Stop. Reading. The. Comments. Jesus, Thad, you’re an idiot.

    • TatR!

      Too many gifs and youtube videos?

    • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

      I say this to myself everyday.

  • Blackjack Jowalsen

    Had some nice french toast that I made with bread I baked yesterday. It was quite nice.

  • Marv

    I have done what you nerds could only dream of. I am *inside* Beulah lol

    I may be a bit punch drunk, @1300 miles in 48 hours

    Now that I’ve seen the northern half Wyoming is officially my favorite state. It’s the definition of glorious expanse. Alfalfa and dry land wheat grow up everywhere, they even bake the stuff between the freeway lanes https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b520ae72ac052a51eff23aa247820c0fe35442c975878e03df75b895a9c0115a.jpg

    • Comdukakis

      I drove across Wyoming to move to Michigan Not much there

      • The Silver Fox

        Other than the area around Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, I agree.

      • Marv

        Exactly! It’s beautiful, the Big Empty

        • TIIIIIIIIME TO TAKE HER HOME, HER DIZZY HEAD IS CONSCIOUS-LADEN

  • ProjectBlue

    I’d feel a lot better about Curly going off to UConn if things like getting him halfway to work for him to realize he wasn’t booked today weren’t a regular occurrence. Poor bugger’s a total flake

  • Facts
  • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

    When you watch these specials on channels like E! and Reelz, you realize there are some sleazy-ass people out there trafficking in misery and tragedy. Just slimy reprobates willing to say and do anything for a buck.

    • Facts

      ……are you talking about me?

      • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

        No, I meant the other Facts, that rat bastard.

    • Dwayne

      I reprobate pretty often

  • Mikey

    Happy Birthday to me!

  • Facts
  • Marv

    I stopped at the Wal-Mart in Rapid City because I’m still trying to find a cowboy hat. Outside a religious guy wished me a blessed day so I chatted with him for awhile and learned that he sits outside this Walmart on the weekends and calls the cops on travelers that leave their dogs in the car LOL

    I fucking love this part of the country!

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    It’s dead here. Needs to be some random football talk or some shit…

    • Believe me, I would be very down for some random football talk.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        Yeah, I can’t provide that. If I were playing a season of Tecmo Super Bowl I could contribute by complaing about my New York Jets but that’s the best I could do.

  • Brian_Bayless

  • It’s like someone…put a condom on my dreams…’cause now I can’t feel a fuckin’ thing…

    • Brian_Bayless

  • Marv
    • Where do you get an otter mask from, anyhow?

      • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

        …what mask?

      • Marv

        Raccoon sir gawd

        • Oh that makes more sense. Those are everywhere.

          • Marv

            I bought it last year to make my nephew laugh, now it’s a thing

    • The caption says awesome, the mask says “meh, I’ve seen better.”

      • Marv

        Lol nah this area was already the best I’ve ever seen in the country, this just cemented it

        • UHH CLEARLY YOU HAVE NOT BEEN TO ALABAMA YET*

          *offer dependent on how much you like cotton fields and blazing heat

          • I’m not that into either of those things, really.

          • You would not like it here. Craft beer is pretty much legislated out of existence here.

          • It looks like there’s a few. It is a short list though for a whole state. Toronto alone has 36 brick and mortar breweries presently and about 20 more preparing to open. Then several contract breweries as well that brew but don’t have their own retail outlet.

            https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_breweries_in_Alabama

          • This debate could be summed up in one sentence uttered by a member of the Alabama Legislature:

            “What’s wrong with the beer we already got?”

          • Marv

            I’m excited to check it out I’ve seen very little of the south

    • When are they gonna finish that thing?

  • Facts

    Sex robot makers claim lonely customers are marrying their dolls

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Yep.

    • Grampa Millionaire Bruce Wayne

    • ProjectBlue

      On the plus side, camps protests will drop in participation by 99% once these become main stream

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Nothing like sitting in a dive bar in Key West and watching so guy with a guitar do crap. I am so content I could die.

    • Live stream?

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        Of fucking course it is. I don’t leave my cell unless it’s for work.

        • Do you poop in a bucket?

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            Only on the months when they turn my water off. And yes, my meals are slid under a door. At least when I get meals. Usually have to subsist on rats that I find scurrying about.

          • At the very least it’s an interesting social experiment to see how a person turns out whose entire exposure to the outside world is a drycleaners, live streams, and the extended BoD Network.

  • FriendshipIsTheBest!

    Hey Marv! Here’s a pic of me in case we run into each other out West! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d5ca86a9798ff4bdb6d5f9fae3f4f601b610a55051ac144c761444fe5a80abd0.jpg

    • I gladly take donations.

      • I donated news of the auction.

        • So someone else can buy it for me. People buy shit for Scott all the time and send it to him to review. I can do the exact same thing here! In fact, I will gladly review things if people buy them for me and send them to me.

          Feel free to examine my Amazon Wish List! Maybe I’ll set one up for the Geekery!

          • I’m more of an idea guy. I’ll keep my eyes out for other exciting opportunities!

  • Marv

    @450 miles today, figured I should eat something since all I’ve had all day is coffee and cigarettes lol

    • And in future news, Marv is gonna incinerate a rest stop bathroom somewhere in Minnesota.

      • Marv

        Nah I’m stopping at, we’ll as close to a real restaurant as Rapid City offers, Perkins! lol

    • ProjectBlue

      Do you have a backup “break in case of insanity” fly home plan or do plane issues trump that? I wouldn’t mind driving out west I don’t think but heavy duty long haul east coast driving I’d want to slaughter things

      • Marv would do this drive twice over before getting on an airplane.

        • Marv

          So far 1500 miles in two days has been FAR easier on me than a 90 minute flight lol

          • I don’t know how you and Rudo do this shit.

          • Marv

            I’ve been having a fucking blast. I suspect it will get less fun once I get past Chicago

          • *thinks about what comes next after Chicago*

            Oh, honey, yeah, you’re not going to enjoy the Indiana-Ohio-Pennsylvania leg.

          • Marv

            After today though the most I’ll be driving on any given day is five hours. That will be cake compared to this

          • Yeah Chi to Indy is a BORE of a drive

          • Past Chicago is a lot of flatland and nothing for about 8 hours. Indiana is fucking boring. And depending on how you go through Ohio, that’s dull, too.

          • Marv

            Good I like dull, it lets me get super high

          • I figured you’d be happy with it. The worst trip I ever took was the drive from Syracuse to Chicago with my future mother-in-law in the passenger seat next to me, as she talked for four and a half hours straight before we stopped and I made Dinah come back to my car.

          • ProjectBlue

            I think that’d trip me up, I couldn’t even make it to walmart this morning without almost getting hit, laying on the horn and breaking my “better not do bad things in town I teach” rule by yelling out learn to drive, cocksucker….I, uh, have stress issues

          • Marv

            I’ve felt zero road rage on this trip so far. I’m in no hurry I get where I am whenever I get there

          • RudoWakening

            I have a fuckin’ blast on long trips, especially out West. Higher speed limits, less traffic, and GORGEOUS scenery

          • The longest road trip I’ve been on is Baltimore-Montgomery and vice versa. You have two choices there:

            Option 1: I-95 through DC (fuuuck) down the East Coast, I-20 through Atlanta (FUUUUUUUCK), and I-85 back home (FLAT).

            Option 2: Go through Garrett County, Maryland down through West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and see the sights of America’s Meth and Moonshine Land.

          • The Professor

            My longest was last weekend. 400 miles to sacramento; 400 miles back and another couple hundred miles in between.

            God the drive was so boring.

      • Marv

        Absolutely not lol

        I have so much random shit in my car I couldn’t get on a plane anyway

    • I’ve had road trips like that

      • RudoWakening

        Those are GREAT trips

  • Oceanwalk

    I’d like to raise the Hitler punching and contribute this:

    https://youtu.be/Sx-rrBv2lyc?t=2m18s

    • I’m encouraging everyone to punch a Nazi today if you have the chance.

    • ProjectBlue

      In the latest Transformers, there’s a flashback where Bumblebee basically does Basterds

  • Hey, here’s something positive about Indiana! Even though he doesn’t do this anymore.

  • Marv

    I went over the real continental divide in Montana yesterday but I submit that it’s actually at Buffalo, Wyoming where Carl’s Jr starts being called Hardee’s

  • The Professor

    I posted this on the bod too.

    When I taught high school, I had a literal Nazi in my class and I am teaching about world history in the 20th century.

    She would call out things like “It was only 6000.” “You are not talking about the good things he did.”
    In the halls, she would say 88 to her friends (88 means heil hitler). On papers she would turn in, she would have the swastika or 88 on there.
    In the first week, I always like to give a survey so I can know them better; she and 2 others put hitler as their role model. The other 2 kids were latino and did it as a joke. I sent all 3 to the administration because the school was having a big problem with this. One day after school, at Carls Jr, the nazis got into a fight with african-americans; it was nuts.

    • Being a neo-Nazi in L.A. seems like an absolute suicide mission.

      • The Professor

        oh everyone hated them

  • Caught a good chunk of Man U today…. holy crap if this is what they are going to be like I’ll be much more motivated to be a good fan instead of the boring no drive garbage the last couple years

  • Marv

    Alright, back to the freeway. It’s nine hours to LaCrosse so I’m just going to try to bomb the fuck out of this right now. You boys have a wonderful Sunday evening 😁

    • ProjectBlue

      I like it in theory but then internet detectives usually dox the wrong person and screw over some innocent shlub

      • I think we’d all be pissed if the white nationals were doing it. And I think Shaun King would be a leading voice complaining about it. That’s really my main issue.

        • yeah it certainly is a double standard and that is a problem because nothing good is going to come of lowering to their level

          • TatR!

            yeah but those guys dox people who criticise sexism in video games so that nazis can go to their houses and harrass them and these guys are trying to locate nazis commiting violent acts against people so it’s not that much the same.

          • And what happens if the person is misidentified?

          • TatR!

            They’ll be unlikely to be arrested in that case

          • It is not a concern about law enforcement.. it’s a concern of… that guy looks like …..such and such and then rounding up your friends to go pay that guy a visit

          • and if the police or FBI puts those pictures out and are asking for information that is one thing. If a dude who works for a news paper goes…hey everyone anyone know a guy that looks like this guy?

          • If it was police trying to locate suspects then that’s one thing, but I can’t support private people inciting a manhunt on their own, especially saying in clear terms that the person committed a felony.

          • TatR!

            You’d have to dig a hell of a lot further to reach those guys level

          • I understand what Shaun is going for here, but it plays into my main issue with him as a voice for a movement: he doesn’t seem to understand the basic points of government or how things are done and he doesn’t seem interested in learning, despite the platform that he has. And I think he ends up doing more harm than good.

          • Also he is still doing it since you posted this and he is getting to more and more grainy pictures which leads to even more likely examples of your concerns

          • sigh

            I should probably stop talking shit about someone who is ostensibly a coworker…

          • …yeah…. probably

          • BAH! I’ve always been vocal about my issues with him, and I know I’m not the only one here with a problem with how he presents himself.

            It’s nothing against him personally, he seems a nice guy. I just think he could be doing more good with more information at his disposal.

    • I’m not at all a fan of this sort of thing..

      • Nope, me neither.

        • Brian_Bayless

          Neither am I. This is how riots and other acts of violence start.

  • The Professor

    Marvel’s THE DEFENDERS Final Trailer (NETFLIX) – OFFICIAL https://youtu.be/cvyv2Scr9SU via @YouTube

  • Is Namor an MCU property or did he somehow get mixed up with the FF?

    Because I’d dig seeing Namor fucking some shit up.

    • I think Fox has the rights to Namor with the FF, yeah.

      • Well that’s a load of poop.

      • FriendshipIsTheBest!

        Universal had the rights! Marvel might now..,

        • Universal? How the fuck did Universal get the rights? I thought because of Namor’s connections with Sue Storm, he got lumped in to the Fantastic Four package…

          • FriendshipIsTheBest!

            Universal may still have distribution rights! These contracts are older, when pre Disney Marvel sold rights to Spider Man to Sony and Punisher to Lionsgate, despite Castle debuting in a SM comic, as just one example!

      • ProjectBlue

        Gunn used him for the Guardians Disney ride, quickly said that doesn’t mean he’s part of the MCU but still, interesting

  • Ronaldo getting thrown out for diving instead of what should have been a penalty kick is insane

    • TatR!

      He should quit Spain over this disgraceful treatment, head back to the North West of England

      • Saw a lot of the game today… they looked awesome and holy crap Lukaka!

        • TatR!

          We did look amazing. I was getting concerned about how few chances we were taking, but then we scored two more late on and all was good. SO happy to see Martial score when he came on

  • The Professor

    I never heard of Shaun King until about 2 weeks ago.
    Who is he and how is he good/bad?

    • He is a columnist who was/is an advocate of the BLM movement. He was lambasted for “pretending to be black” because he’s light-skinned, though it helped raise his national profile. The NY Daily News eventually hired him as a columnist.

      I’ve already expressed my issues with him down thread. I think he’s passionate, though less informed than he could be.

    • ProjectBlue

      (Whispers)for a long time I thought he was the quarterback

      • The Professor

        so did i

  • I feel like I’m going down a dangerous road but… Am I wrong in thinking in a perfect world the best thing that could have happened is everyone ignore the racist fucks? I AM IN NO WAY blaming the protesters for what happened to them but if the media and everyone against them would have just not paid any attention to them and they got no play what so ever… isn’t that defeating them? wouldn’t that piss them off more than protesting them?

    • perfect world rather

    • TatR!

      Nope. Because every rally they have normalises them a little more. Before you know it you have congressman that are openly racist. Then senators. And so on.

      • yeah I get that as the flip side and like i said “in a perfect world” so it’s not going to happen. But when I saw the news reporting on this before any bad stuff went down I was like…….oh…..you (the media) could not report on this fucks rallying and not give them a platform

        • TatR!

          Oh well the media has platformed this stuff forever. They do it here too. The platforming of far-right views and the demonising of the left will continue apace for a long time. That’s why you can’t just sit back and be neutral. You gotta fight them back because the media ain’t gonna help.

    • If it’s some piddly little 8 man parade then yes, ignore it. Once it grows to a certain level I think that you need to confront it. I’m not sure that the confrontation is handled really well by the media especially, or the protesters, but I’m also not sure that I’ve got any better idea.

    • RudoWakening

      It would piss them off to the point of violence anyway. These people get angry VERY easily, and being ignored would make them angry. They’d most likely blow up a synagogue or Baptist (maybe AME) church to make people pay attention.

  • TatR!

    I think the objection that there might be cases of mistaken identity when identifying violent nazis is a trivial one when I don’t recall any particular examples of it happening, and when there’s also footage not found of violent consequences for such people, and also that’s it not at all comparable to the fact that a person was just killed by the other side, and that there are images of people being violently attacked and apparently a lack of adequate police reponse. And also that one side is clearly reprehensible and beyond the pale *By Definition* and too much hand-wringing over the exact tactics the CLEAR good guys are using is a waste of mental energy to me.

    That age old philosophical thing of “Should Batman Kill The Joker?” was always absurd to me. Of course he should. He doesn’t become The Joker by killing The Joker, any more than a soldier killing a Nazi made him a Nazi too. Even if a response is disproportionate, you’re fighting against Nazis and racists, almost no matter what you do it doesn’t make one as bad as them.

    • Boston Bombing there was a lot of this and a lot of people being smeared all over the place as terorists

      • TatR!

        We know who did it now though. Sexy lad, was on the cover of magazines.

        • And the guys who were originally misidentified got a lot of shit for it.

          • ProjectBlue

            Plus, in a Google society, once you’re labeled crazy dude that did whatever, that’s going to dominate the results vs any retraction that comes later

          • No one ever looks at the retractions.

          • We have several levels of police for this very reason. We have a justice system to punish the people who commit crimes for this reason. Does it always work? No, of course not. But inciting people to react – especially in a world that is prone to overreaction – isn’t actually legal and is probably a violation of the clear and present danger exemption that the Supreme Court established for the First Amendment (a rule I hold near and dear to my heart, by the way).

            Telling people to identify people they want to be punished just incites riots and doesn’t lead to justice. It leads to vengeance. And then it leads to destruction.

        • didn’t keep a lot of people from temporarily having their lives ruined and all it takes is one person to want to take action based on an assumption

    • ProjectBlue

      Happens all the time. Spike Lee tweeted out some couple’s address that he thought Zimmerman lived at. Reddit “solved” the boston bombings with some kid that killed himself days/weeks before the bombing, people in general are stupid so if you leave stuff like this up to them…it’s just not good

      • TatR!

        I mean I presume these people weren’t beaten to death by angry mobs so.

      • ProjectBlue

        …just this week the dude that totally pushed the chick in the path of the bus…wasn’t the dude

    • Mob justice is rarely a good thing.

    • FriendshipIsTheBest!

      You can play into their narrative of “white genocide” this way…

    • Devin Harris

      Reminds me of Magnum TA and Tully Blanchard. Magnum won the I quit match by stabbing the guy in the eye with a broken chair. After the match he was like, “look what you made me do!” Ain’t no going back when someone pulls you to their level.

    • ProjectBlue

      Mid 20’s I went through philosophy and pop culture phase. They got a whole book out of should batman kill the joker.

      • ProjectBlue

        (yeah, weird I responded to your paragraphs like 20 minutes apart)

      • FriendshipIsTheBest!

        Who cares what Batman would do? He’s a super rich ninja with mental problems and a vested interest in maintaining the status quo! He’s no guide to ethical decision making!

        • ProjectBlue

          I didn’t say it was a good book……though hell, who am I kidding it kinda was.

          • FriendshipIsTheBest!

            It actually sounds pretty fun!

  • So I guess that these Marvel deals are for a defined list of characters and properties? Like could there be some obscure Spiderman villains for instance that have rarely appeared and left out of the deal?

    • ProjectBlue

      Pretty much, things were listed out and sold off piecemeal back when they were struggling. But on top of that, there were timelines attached so if they weren’t used, Marvel would get them back. (That’s why they keep pumping out Fantastic 4s). So it gets hazy that some things they’re on record of selling have now gone back or some alien races are available but not individual aliens of the same species.

  • FriendshipIsTheBest!

    I can’t believe Marvel got Ghost Rider back and wasted him on Agents of SHIELD!

    • ProjectBlue

      Is Reyes the MAIN ghost rider comics wise right now? Could always bring in Blaze for the movies. ….I thought they handled him really well though

      • FriendshipIsTheBest!

        I didn’t actually see the show! I just thought GR deserved a Doctor
        Strange style movie!

        • ProjectBlue

          It’s hit or miss. The Inhuman season was just horrible. But they did a much better job with the most recent one. Basically broke it into three mini seasons. Ghost Rider got the opening, then an Ultron-style AI run, then they did virtual reality where they brought Ward back for a bit. Cliffhanger for next season didn’t excite me though

          • Ward is the SHIELD version of Harrison Wells on Flash? They just keep bringing him back in different forms?

          • ProjectBlue

            This seems to be it for him. But I was a big tweener Ward fan so was glad to see him back. Season spoilers so…Basically the AI robot set up a virtual world where Hydra won. Ward was a Hydra agent there but was secretly backing SHIELD. The virtual reality set up was pretty thoroughly destroyed at the end and they made a point saying they couldn’t bring characters back out of the virtual reality (Tripp from season one was back too)

  • RudoWakening

    So, this Peter Cvjetanovic fellow. Is it just me, or does “Cvjetanovic” sound REALLY FUCKING SLAVIC? Like, actual Nazis would slaughter him and everyone in his family for having that name

  • Facts
  • There was an Alt-Right protest in Seattle that attracted a counter protest. I’m kind of upset Marv isn’t there in his raccoon mask…

  • Facts

    I think if people got laid more the world would not be in the shape its in.

  • Facts
    • FriendshipIsTheBest!

      That’s a fuzzy guy!!! If I had a dog, I’d name him Crazy Happy Dog!!!

      I wish I had a dog…

  • Had to move my car because a crowd was gathering on the street where I parked it waiting to try and see Marine One bring POTUS in to the City to go to Trump Tower. I can’t imagine it would have ended well for my car.

    • What are they protesting?

    • RudoWakening

      White power cunts, anarchists, or white supremacist protesters?

      • Unclear. But with all the silly string, I’m surprised Marv ISN’T there.

        • RudoWakening

          He lives for this kinda shit. He’s probably bummed.

          • Or he would be if he knew it was happening. I’m betting he’s shut all this shit out for the time being.

  • Brian_Bayless
    • Comdukakis

      I think this one is even losing Trump some of the media defenders

  • Continues to be weird seeing shit like this coming from 43.

    https://twitter.com/business/status/896882496071233536

    • Matt_InGeeked

      Nobody controls him anymore. He can say what he feels without worrying about the direction.

      • Brian_Bayless

        That was Dick Cheney’s job

        • Matt_InGeeked

          Right, but he’s busy necromancing himself to do that anymore.

          • Brian_Bayless

            I dont think Bush was a bad person but he sure was a shitty president. Although, I’d take him in a heartbeat over our current guy.

          • Matt_InGeeked

            Absolutely.

          • Comdukakis

            this sums it up. decent guy allowed himself to be led to bad places by others. But still light years ahead of the moron we have now

          • Even the biggest mistake of his presidency – invading Iraq – was basically a move to try and get his dad’s respect…

          • Brian_Bayless

            Our current president once sold a line of steaks at the Sharper Image. Put that in perspective and when people tell you he was refreshing and not like a crooked politician because of how he spoke, keep in mind the guy spent his entire life stamping his name all over any piece of shit so he could tell you how great he is. He’s the biggest bullshit artist of them all

          • The Professor

            I feel the same with Bush and Carter. Bad presidents but not bad people.

            I would totally watch a ball game with W.

    • Jesus even compassion has to be in army form with you guys.

    • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

      Why? That’s who he is.

  • Marv

    The mighty Missouri River, I’ve been driving across its watershed for 850 miles https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cb7eea3c3a3341e74004dde012732be89404f14633ecaafa421a4a17445c8721.jpg

    • RudoWakening

      There is a bluff maybe 50 (?) miles or so away from Rapid City that gives just a gorgeous view of the river. I stopped at a rest area that featured a 50′ statue of an indian woman to take pictures

  • Matt_InGeeked

    The kid just won’t crap in the potty this weekend. It has been miserable.

  • Comdukakis

    you know the meme “hold my beer?”

    Seems like Trump is playing an ongoing game of this. We all said “can’t be that bad.” Hold my beer. He can’t get worse. Hold my beer. He has to shutup at some point. HOLD MY BEER!!!

    • ProjectBlue

      He’s totally dark knighting us. Uniting the parties against him because he’s the only one strong enough to take the hate. (if he lives long enough post presidency, he’s ripping that off)

  • Tiki Brand Products weighs in on what happened yesterday:

    https://twitter.com/askhalid/status/896488433731780608

    • ProjectBlue

      Imagine some corporate tech type for them Friday afternoon. “Holy shit, our numbers are popping.” Then they wake up Saturday morning and see why

  • Still thinking about this hat, but with the end of summer nearing I feel like I may have missed the best time to wear the hat.

    https://www.tilley.com/media/catalog/product/cache/image/e9c3970ab036de70892d86c6d221abfe/r/7/r7_brown_a_4.jpg

  • ProjectBlue

    CNN on in background, they just covered Richard Jewell. Another dude completely screwed over because he really really did the crime but then didn’t

    • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

      I was watching CNN and they started criticizing the terrorist’s mother. I got angry. She’s a parent in shock…maybe don’t give her words too much weight.

      • ProjectBlue

        We just don’t need 24 hour news. I miss the old days with 3 channels and if you heard the news cut in jingle you knew something went down

    • Devin Harris

      Heard from an agent that worked the case. He was guilty but all the evidence was obtained illegally

      • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

        Was the other guy a patsy and used because he had so many bombings already?

        • Devin Harris

          I’m not sure. He said they didn’t get a warrant before searching the guys apartment so it was all thrown out. I’d just assume he was

      • ProjectBlue

        Huh, interesting. What was Rudolph’s …..what Kenny said

        • Devin Harris

          I don’t know anything about Rudolph

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            He was the greatest Reindeer of them all!

          • Devin Harris

            He drew money all over the world

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    We all remember the day Joker and Batman put their differences aside and decided to hit some gnarly waves instead.

    http://serialkillercalendar.com/ANIMATED-GIFS/1/112f.gif

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      Clearly my search for gifs of Joker shooting someone took a wide left turn..

    • I feel like this is something Friendship should be posting.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        I know, right? Maybe I forgot to switch accounts?

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    This guy has baked potato in his head…

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      More like mashed potato coming out of a volcano.

  • Ginger Mahal

    Hello, good sirs.

    • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

      Hey bud!

      • Ginger Mahal

        KENNETH!

        How goes it?

        • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

          It goes. Studying for an interview test on Linux and distributed computing tomorrow. I know a lot about this stuff and it’s a nice change of pace from my usual interviews.

          • It’s interview week, baby! Well… it’s always interview week for you… but I’ve got a phoner on Tuesday.

          • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

            YAY!!! Good luck!!

          • RudoWakening

            Good luck!!

          • I hate phone interviews.

          • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

            They’re all phone interviews!

          • I like being able to see a person’s face when answering a question. At the very least, make it a Skype call!

    • RudoWakening

      Sup, buddy?

      • Ginger Mahal

        Mah man.

        What it is, homie?

        • RudoWakening

          Just got done face timing with Frida and will be hitting the sack as soon as I get my coffee prepped

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Huh. This thing quickly went from dilated pore to fucking bullet wound to the scalp..

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Well, cool. This old dude has no longer a giant blackhead on his noggin but instead a new arsehole.

    • Matt_InGeeked

      You watch the weirdest stuff.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        Yep. Hopping from World Class to shitty video game playing to pimple explosions to Japanese disco videos then to baseball fights.

        • Matt_InGeeked

          Oh! I watched baseball fights this morning. I may check out more. Baseball is the best.

  • Matt_InGeeked

    I just want to drink about 4 beers, but I can’t do that because of this fucking diet.

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      I will drink those four beers for you.

      • Mike Mears

        I already did.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    It’s spooky when blackheads pop out like that meteor monster worm thing from Empire Strikes Back.

  • Ginger Mahal

    Ugh, Marilyn keeps trying to facetime me, but a poor connection keeps dropping the call.

    I’M LONELY, STOP DOING THIS TO ME, APPLE

  • Mr. Money On The Table
  • Mr. Money On The Table

    So I can watch The Young Turks watch Game of Thrones. This is YouTubery run amok….

    • Casual_Kenny_Reigns

      That sounds like a better way to watch GoT.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        Nah. They didn’t have the hot one so I split.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    I just found nail polish with a supposed “mirror finish”. I kinda want it.

    • Ginger Mahal

      It’s 2017, I don’t judge.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        I used to paint my nails all through high school and for a time after. Now it’s every once in a blue moon when I lose my grip on shit.

        • RudoWakening

          I did it all the time in my 20s. It’s been probably 10 years since I painted them regularly.

          • My college girlfriend painted my pinky finger black once. My grandmother nearly cried for an hour when she saw it…

          • In grade 8 we had “slave day” which meant that you could put yourself on auction and be another student’s slave for the day. A couple of girls bought me and painted my nails and put makeup on me. I walked home for lunch like that.

          • Mike Mears

            So you went to an all-white school, I take it.

          • There was one black girl a couple of grades below.

          • How much fun is it to live in a country that doesn’t have to acknowledge its terrible past all the time?

          • Not totally the case. We’ve always been relatively good to the blacks, but less so with the natives.

        • Best_in_the_World

          That’s weird.

  • Ginger Mahal

    Fuck yes. Haven’t had a chance to see Marilyn since she went back home upstate for the summer, but we just made plans to meet halfway between our hometowns and hike on Tuesday.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    I think Maynard was full of shit…..the soundtrack to GTA V is just fine.

    • Ginger Mahal

      Literally almost any statement could have followed those ellipses and it still would have been true.

      • Except about how much the Freakin’ Rican sucked, I’m guessing.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        That was done intentionally, yes.

    • Miko363

      They added more tracks recently. I bought it again with my new Xbox One and there’s definitely way more songs that when I first got it. It was terrible but has improved.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        Yeah. I was fine with it initially but then I got the PS4 version and it had motherfucking Danger Zone and I was like “Hey, alright!”

  • IF I GET DRUNK WELL I’LL PASS OUT ON THE FLOOR NOW BABY
    YOU WON’T BOTHER ME NO MORE

    • Been a while since I passed out on a floor. I always manage to hit some form of bed.

  • That school probably doesn’t do slave day any more.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Alright. I got my beer. I got a plane. Let’s do this!

    • Ginger Mahal

      Drinking and piloting aircraft?

      Seems about right.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        It was a fine flight. Los Santos looks awesome at night time.

        • Ginger Mahal

          It really does.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            I always like getting stoned and flying around for a spell. Then my friends get pissed because I won’t die and let them play.

  • Posting pictures to the internet is an unknown process to me or else I would share the blood orange and hibiscus pale ale that I’m about to try.

    Here’s someone else’s picture of it. I’ll be using the same glass!

    https://somelikeithopped.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/cjmpe56wgaektqe2.jpg

    • I don’t know that you’re allowed to talk about a beer called Omerta.

      • The mafia isn’t what it used to be.

        • True story

          • And with Curry no longer around, I feel pretty safe.

          • He would be so confused by this place. No one going off the rails with shit, minimal trolls. I don’t think he’d know what to do with himself.

          • It would mean this place wouldn’t die off by midnight. Maynard was a late-night staple.

          • It’s weird that there are so few late-nighters here.

          • DOESN’T HELP THAT FUCKING MARV NAPS OUT BY LIKE 9 PACIFIC TIME NOW. WHAT THE HELL, MAN, THAT’S ONLY LIKE 11 FOR US IN GOD’S OWN TIME ZONE.

          • As usual, it’s Marv’s fault…

            The clicks CRATER at night. It’s so sad.

          • I mean, I COULD post a Big Steaming Pile article every night, but I’d be out of games by the end of the month.

          • I mean, I could post shit, too, but it’s not getting any love. Nothing is getting any clicks compared to the open threads.

            I need a social media manager and an intern to compile some information for me.

          • …Kenny’s looking for a new gig, I hear.

          • I would gladly pay him the same that I get from the site right now if he wants to help me out.

          • Or if a certain someone else is interested…

            UNPAID LABOR’S NO GIMMICK!!!! IT’S THE BEST!!!!!!!!!

          • Seriously, I’d be fine either way.

          • I think that I’ve offered before, but I could put some flyers up on telephone poles around here.

          • Poor Selwyn Raab out of a job now with not much mob left to report on.

  • GoT was great again… I feel like the show is on a different level from any show ever before. It might not be the best ever ep to ep over the whole course of the show but the payoffs at this point of characters who come in contact after 5+ years of build up is something never done before

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Man…..there better be more people jumping in of this stunt race. I hate one on one shit.

  • Marv

    Driving through a “severe thunderstorm” according to the radio, which in Iowa is apparently no fucking joke

    This is kind of the coolest thing ever

    • …you might want to focus on the road instead of liveblogging this.

      • Marv

        I’m at a rest area

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      You are in twister country so…good luck with that.

    • and I was just telling Blanche today…well at least you weren’t dealing with bad storms

      good luck… remember if it spin you do win

    • I’ve never thought of Iowa as a hotbed of fun and irreverence, so that fits. Drive safe.

  • I am officially in Fuck SummerSlam next Sunday with GoT going on… they should have held it off two more weeks

    • Mr. Money On The Table

      God damn! That show hasn’t started yet?

    • Instead of getting together to watch SumSla, we’re going to watch The Defenders instead.

      • man… we are still in the midst of Cage and haven’t started Fist yet.. don’t know when I’ll get to Defenders

        • I’m getting Dinah into the shows, we just started DD Season 2… I still haven’t even seen Iron Fist. But I think I’ll be OK just skipping to Defenders.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    Hey alright! I won a race..

  • Also tonight we finished Glow.. I liked it Blanche loved it
    and started Comrade Detective.. I thought it was hilarious
    especially all the pro socialist anti capitalist dialog.

  • Marv

    Alright I pulled over to say goodnight to the boy and show my wife the lightning and tell her I might die

    It’s lightening like ever half second and most of it is goi g sideways this is awesome

    • Marv

      Anyway, onward!!

    • You’re good unless you hear sirens. Lightning can’t pick your car up and heave it somewhere.

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        It could strike and send it back in time though…

        • Only if he is going 88

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            This is true. The kinda frown upon that though in the grain belt regions.

          • Matt_InGeeked

            You idiots. He would need a flux capacitor too.

      • When his raccoon mask comes to life, though, there may be some issues.

    • It’s called the mid west

  • Iowa is only an hour behind how GD late is he driving?

    • All night if need be. One does not make Hoss wait longer than necessary.

      • Solid chance that Hoss ambushes him, Honky Tonk Man’s him with a guitar and throws him in the dungeon to be consumed later.

        It’s POSSIBLE that they’ll just meet and have a pleasant lunch, but if this scenario goes down I want my kudos.

    • ProjectBlue

      (Wild pounding on your door at 4am)

    • He said he was gonna knock out the trip tonight.

      • seriously though didn’t he say something about Minneapolis like yesterday?

        • Mr. Money On The Table

          Aye.

          • Mr. Money On The Table

            I remember this because I said he would be too close.

        • Yeah, he changed his mind earlier today.

  • Oh, so, I finally saw Spotlight.

    It’s a really good movie, but SUPER UNCOMFORTABLE for me.

  • I tried to read the plot synopsis of GoT today just to see if I could tolerate it and I was massively confused before I got to the end of season one.

    House of this and that, and characters coming and going all the time.

    • We found it really easy by reading the start of the first book then watching the first couple of eps to match names with faces … and everything was fine from there

    • ProjectBlue

      It’s a lot. If it helps though, they hold hands to the point of bludgeoning plot points over your head in the “Previously on” segments before the show

  • Just looked at a radar….Marv managed to go through the only pocket of sever weather in the whole country

    • ProjectBlue

      God himself trying to stop the fires of travel

    • Marv

      It wasn’t intense! So fun!

  • Best_in_the_World

    Watching GOT…this fella looks like Meekin lol

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    R-A-S-S-L-I-N’…that’s rasslin’.

    Time for rasslin’!

  • Best_in_the_World

    Thoroughly enjoyed talking about WWI with Marv and Uncle Dave last night. Thanks for that!

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    It’s really weird how many Freebird/Von Erich matches WCCW have burned though but somehow I am not tired of this feud..

    …sorry.

  • Mr. Money On The Table

    🙃.

    • TatR!

      You know what killed the thread! You know!

      • Mr. Money On The Table

        The fact that Marv is on the road and everybody else sleeps normal hours? That ain’t my fault.

  • Brian_Bayless