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{"content":{"id":914,"title":"Dave Chappelle: Sticks \u0026 Stones","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/30d.png\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nIn the summer of 1999, I was lucky enough to see Dave Chappelle at an outdoor comedy festival. That was right around the time when people were starting to call him the greatest comedian of all time. It was pretty routine, in many places at that time, for large groups of conservatives to picket movie theatres, TV affiliates, and venues for any kind of live performances, because anything that wasn't G-Rated was considered an attack on God and family. That was mainstream conservative back then.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nAround the same time, I read a book by Robert Anton Wilson that said, \"It only takes 20 years for a liberal to become a conservative without changing a single idea.\" At the age of 15, I thought that was so ridiculous and impossible that I got angry.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nTime has proven me wrong: The left-wing media are almost 100% outraged by this, while Fox News et al. are praising it, although he's still fundamentally the same comedian as he was twenty years ago, when no one would have ever mistaken him for a conservative.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nAnyway, this isn't his best special, and it's not his worst. The super-secret hidden epilogue is good.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-08-29T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-08-29T04:54:26.000Z","updated_at":"2019-08-29T18:05:44.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":4},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=stand_up\"\u003estand_up\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comedy\"\u003ecomedy\u003c/a\u003e"}

Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones


In the summer of 1999, I was lucky enough to see Dave Chappelle at an outdoor comedy festival. That was right around the time when people were starting to call him the greatest comedian of all time. It was pretty routine, in many places at that time, for large groups of conservatives to picket movie theatres, TV affiliates, and venues for any kind of live performances, because anything that wasn't G-Rated was considered an attack on God and family. That was mainstream conservative back then.

Around the same time, I read a book by Robert Anton Wilson that said, "It only takes 20 years for a liberal to become a conservative without changing a single idea." At the age of 15, I thought that was so ridiculous and impossible that I got angry.

Time has proven me wrong: The left-wing media are almost 100% outraged by this, while Fox News et al. are praising it, although he's still fundamentally the same comedian as he was twenty years ago, when no one would have ever mistaken him for a conservative.

Anyway, this isn't his best special, and it's not his worst. The super-secret hidden epilogue is good.

{"content":{"id":831,"title":"After Life (2019)","body":"\u003cp\u003e\r\nThe ads were full of comedians and jokes, so I assumed it was a sitcom. It turns out it's a depressing drama about a man who is suicidal and takes heroin, which feels like a dirty trick because I would never, in a million years, watch something like that knowing what it was beforehand. It kind of seems like the sort of pointless, easy drama that's written to win an Oscar, but it can't even do that because it's a TV show.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-08-18T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-07-19T18:16:20.000Z","updated_at":"2019-07-19T18:16:20.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":1},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=the_10s\"\u003ethe_10s\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=drama\"\u003edrama\u003c/a\u003e"}

After Life (2019)

The ads were full of comedians and jokes, so I assumed it was a sitcom. It turns out it's a depressing drama about a man who is suicidal and takes heroin, which feels like a dirty trick because I would never, in a million years, watch something like that knowing what it was beforehand. It kind of seems like the sort of pointless, easy drama that's written to win an Oscar, but it can't even do that because it's a TV show.

{"content":{"id":827,"title":"Ted Cassidy","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/2c0.jpg\" class=\"card-image not-tall\"\u003e","publication_date":"2019-08-15T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-07-16T02:32:11.000Z","updated_at":"2019-07-16T02:32:11.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=pictures\"\u003epictures\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=twentieth_century\"\u003etwentieth_century\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=scary\"\u003escary\u003c/a\u003e"}

Ted Cassidy

{"content":{"id":858,"title":"Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season 4","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/2de.png\" class=\"card-image\" style=\"max-width: 50vw !important\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nI guess they decided to quit while they were ahead, because this was the funniest season yet.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-08-12T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-08-04T17:33:02.000Z","updated_at":"2019-08-04T17:37:36.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":5},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comedy\"\u003ecomedy\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=pictures\"\u003epictures\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=old_memes\"\u003eold_memes\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e"}

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt - Season 4


I guess they decided to quit while they were ahead, because this was the funniest season yet.

{"content":{"id":824,"title":"Get Smart - All Seasons","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/2be.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nI had fond memories watching reruns of this as a child and I caught a couple episodes at 2:00 AM when working a graveyard shift a few years ago. It seemed funny and inoffensive so I decided to watch the series through.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nWow is this show racist! I don't mean standards-of-the-day racist. I watch a lot of old-timey sitcoms and this one is unusual. Mchale's Navy used a racial slur almost every single episode, and still managed to be a lot less racist than this. Even Love Thy Neighbour had a faint pretence of give and take. This is mocking and smug, like one of those cartoons from the 30s. It's a shame, because the non-race episode are often pretty good, but there's a certain point where I just can't enjoy it knowing what kind of people are behind it.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cdiv class=\"card-image-caption\"\u003e(too busy this weekend for links, sorry. enjoy these queued up posts and see you next week)\u003c/div\u003e\r\n","publication_date":"2019-08-12T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-07-13T13:55:23.000Z","updated_at":"2020-06-09T17:17:38.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":1},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comedy\"\u003ecomedy\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=aged_poorly\"\u003eaged_poorly\u003c/a\u003e"}

Get Smart - All Seasons


I had fond memories watching reruns of this as a child and I caught a couple episodes at 2:00 AM when working a graveyard shift a few years ago. It seemed funny and inoffensive so I decided to watch the series through.

Wow is this show racist! I don't mean standards-of-the-day racist. I watch a lot of old-timey sitcoms and this one is unusual. Mchale's Navy used a racial slur almost every single episode, and still managed to be a lot less racist than this. Even Love Thy Neighbour had a faint pretence of give and take. This is mocking and smug, like one of those cartoons from the 30s. It's a shame, because the non-race episode are often pretty good, but there's a certain point where I just can't enjoy it knowing what kind of people are behind it.

(too busy this weekend for links, sorry. enjoy these queued up posts and see you next week)
{"content":{"id":819,"title":"Good Times (1974-1979)","body":"\u003cp\u003e\r\nWhen this show started, it was supposed to be a serious drama disguised as sitcom. Then it became a wacky, nothing-special sitcom because watching people teetering on the edge of starvation is exhausting but watching a funny twenty-minute show at the end of a hard day is nice.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nNorman Lear sitcoms are sometimes emotionally poignant, and they often try to prove a point in a preaching-to-the-choir way. But they're almost never entertaining.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-08-07T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-07-09T02:27:38.000Z","updated_at":"2019-07-09T02:31:02.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":2},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=sitcoms\"\u003esitcoms\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e"}

Good Times (1974-1979)

When this show started, it was supposed to be a serious drama disguised as sitcom. Then it became a wacky, nothing-special sitcom because watching people teetering on the edge of starvation is exhausting but watching a funny twenty-minute show at the end of a hard day is nice.

Norman Lear sitcoms are sometimes emotionally poignant, and they often try to prove a point in a preaching-to-the-choir way. But they're almost never entertaining.

{"content":{"id":808,"title":"I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson - Season One","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/2b0.png\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nEven the best sketch comedy tends to be pretty filler-heavy, but this small handful of short episodes is perfect. Watch the first episode and tell me you hate this.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-07-27T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-06-29T18:50:08.000Z","updated_at":"2019-06-29T18:51:06.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":5},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comedy\"\u003ecomedy\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=sketch_comedy\"\u003esketch_comedy\u003c/a\u003e"}

I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson - Season One


Even the best sketch comedy tends to be pretty filler-heavy, but this small handful of short episodes is perfect. Watch the first episode and tell me you hate this.

{"content":{"id":836,"title":"Stranger Things 3","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/2ca.png\" class=\"card-image\" style=\"width: 80vw\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nThe parts involving these four are good. The last two episodes are good. The rest is inconsistent. Overall, not bad, but not as good as the last season.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nWhen they were googling the eighties, they must have accidentally gotten some results from the 1880s because there is some William Morris-level hardcore wallpaper in this.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nI'm not fussed about a little product placement, but they went over the top this time. If the first two seasons were channelling Steven Spielberg and Stephen King, this was channelling the worst parts of Mac And Me.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-07-25T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-07-24T00:26:33.000Z","updated_at":"2019-08-20T12:35:24.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":4},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=horror\"\u003ehorror\u003c/a\u003e"}

Stranger Things 3



  • The parts involving these four are good. The last two episodes are good. The rest is inconsistent. Overall, not bad, but not as good as the last season.
  • When they were googling the eighties, they must have accidentally gotten some results from the 1880s because there is some William Morris-level hardcore wallpaper in this.
  • I'm not fussed about a little product placement, but they went over the top this time. If the first two seasons were channelling Steven Spielberg and Stephen King, this was channelling the worst parts of Mac And Me.
{"content":{"id":834,"title":"Wings - Season One","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/2c7.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nOne of the most unfairly-forgotten sitcoms of all time, involving some of the writers from Cheers. In spite of a rocky first few episodes, it holds up \u003ci\u003emuch\u003c/i\u003e better than most sitcoms from the same era. Also, it takes place in Nantucket and, in one episode, they have an almost-unrecognisable Megan Mullally play the girl from the limerick.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-07-23T12:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-07-21T20:12:23.000Z","updated_at":"2019-07-21T20:17:05.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":4},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=the_90s\"\u003ethe_90s\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=sitcoms\"\u003esitcoms\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comedy\"\u003ecomedy\u003c/a\u003e"}

Wings - Season One


One of the most unfairly-forgotten sitcoms of all time, involving some of the writers from Cheers. In spite of a rocky first few episodes, it holds up much better than most sitcoms from the same era. Also, it takes place in Nantucket and, in one episode, they have an almost-unrecognisable Megan Mullally play the girl from the limerick.

{"content":{"id":825,"title":"Weekly Links - Tears In The Rain Edition","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nI haven't seen the new Alan Partridge, but I have seen \u003ca href=\"https://youtu.be/77IZttD_pU8\"\u003ethis\u003c/a\u003e, and it is good.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nWeird Universe discovered these \u003ca href=\"http://www.weirduniverse.net/blog/comments/reset_ge_smart_bulb\"\u003einstructions for resetting a GE smart bulb\u003c/a\u003e, which seems like a parody, but is apparently totally legit. Laziness if often more difficult and tiring than alternative. I'm pretty happy walking over to the light switch. \r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nA story of a man who \u003ca href=\"https://ferrebeekeeper.wordpress.com/2019/06/26/tiara-of-saitaferne/\"\u003eaccidentally forged an ancient golden crown\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://writing.markchristian.org/2019/06/29/communicating-cartridges/\"\u003eSega Channel\u003c/a\u003e and other early experiments in online consoles. I was a kid when Sega Channel happened. Lots of people had Segas but no one's parents were shelling out for Sega Channels. Those commercials, though.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"http://bit.ly/30wRT1C\"\u003eCSS pattern generator\u003c/a\u003e. Pixel art is fun.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.smk.dk/en/explore-the-art/highlights/vilhelm-hammershoei-interior-in-strandgade-sunlight-on-the-floor/\"\u003eMy new favourite 404 page\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-07-14T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-07-13T17:03:38.000Z","updated_at":"2019-07-20T14:19:24.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comedy\"\u003ecomedy\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=uk\"\u003euk\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=history\"\u003ehistory\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=nineteenth_century\"\u003enineteenth_century\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ukraine\"\u003eukraine\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=france\"\u003efrance\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=greece\"\u003egreece\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ancient\"\u003eancient\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=games\"\u003egames\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=css\"\u003ecss\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=webdev\"\u003ewebdev\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=internet\"\u003einternet\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=danish\"\u003edanish\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=denmark\"\u003edenmark\u003c/a\u003e"}

Weekly Links - Tears In The Rain Edition

{"content":{"id":798,"title":"Weekly Links - The Triumphant Return Edition","body":"\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nA new client and a bad cold killed off Weekly Links for a couple weeks, but not its unconquerable soul. \u003ca href=\"https://youtu.be/khOfSVULtsU\"\u003ePachelbel's Chicken\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://www.dwitter.net/d/1092\"\u003eSauron's Eye Dwitter.\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://secretgeek.github.io/html_wysiwyg/html.html\"\u003e\"This page is a truly naked, brutalist html quine.\"\u003c/a\u003e\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nIntentional and/or unintentional comedy gold mine: The Star Trek wiki \u003ca href=\"https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Breast\"\u003ehas a page for breasts\u003c/a\u003e. It explains breast feeding and provides several episodes as citations.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nThe Public Domain Review has \u003ca href=\"https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/x-is-for/\"\u003ean article about what 'x' is for\u003c/a\u003e. It's a shame that their site is almost impossible to navigate, because they publish some incredible stuff.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nI'm a bit late to the game, but someone made \u003ca href=\"https://apolloinrealtime.org\"\u003ean incredible Apollo 11 webapp\u003c/a\u003e to commemorate the recent 50th anniversary.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-06-23T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-06-22T16:11:32.000Z","updated_at":"2019-06-23T03:58:17.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=music\"\u003emusic\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=birds\"\u003ebirds\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=germany\"\u003egermany\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=baroque\"\u003ebaroque\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=seventeenth_century\"\u003eseventeenth_century\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=lotr\"\u003elotr\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=javascript\"\u003ejavascript\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=programming\"\u003eprogramming\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=html\"\u003ehtml\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=star_trek\"\u003estar_trek\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tng\"\u003etng\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=space\"\u003espace\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=the_moon\"\u003ethe_moon\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=the_sky\"\u003ethe_sky\u003c/a\u003e"}

Weekly Links - The Triumphant Return Edition

{"content":{"id":646,"title":"Childrens Hospital - Season 5","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/21e.jpg\" class=\"card-image small\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003e\r\nThis season starts with Dr. Blake Downs coming back from the dead and Childrens Hospital temporarily relocating to an army base in Japan. Dr. Sprat becomes a secret agent, Sy fakes a five-star restaurant to hoodwink a famous hospital reviewer, and it all comes together in a violent, gory battle of compatriot against compatriot. I hate that I have seen every episode of this show because I miss new Childrens Hospital so badly.\r\n\u003c/p\u003e","publication_date":"2019-06-10T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-04-12T18:35:24.000Z","updated_at":"2019-06-29T15:14:32.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":5},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=reviews\"\u003ereviews\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comedy\"\u003ecomedy\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=childrens_hospital\"\u003echildrens_hospital\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=japan\"\u003ejapan\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=war\"\u003ewar\u003c/a\u003e"}

Childrens Hospital - Season 5


This season starts with Dr. Blake Downs coming back from the dead and Childrens Hospital temporarily relocating to an army base in Japan. Dr. Sprat becomes a secret agent, Sy fakes a five-star restaurant to hoodwink a famous hospital reviewer, and it all comes together in a violent, gory battle of compatriot against compatriot. I hate that I have seen every episode of this show because I miss new Childrens Hospital so badly.

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Love, Death And Robots


Apparently they wanted to do something like 'Neo-Tokyo', or 'Heavy Metal', or 'Memories', but whatever weird cultural conditions that made those movies possible are long, long gone. Instead, this is very, very fancy CGI with writing that ranges from below-average to cringey. A lot of one-dimensional characters, a lot of jokes that don't land, a lot of extremely old science-fiction cliches exhumed and presented with as little enthusiasm as possible.

The constant attempts at edginess in 'Love, Death And Robots' are offset by the fact that all of the stories are older than Poodle Skirts. No amount of CGI titty is going to cover the fact that they're selling young people watered-down versions of stories that were written before sitcom married couples slept in separate beds.

I want to say that this is an example of style over substance, but those old anthologies managed to be cool in spite of or because of style over substance. Besides 'Love, Death and Robots' isn't really that stylish, in spite of the top-notch CGI. I kept going 'Wow, that CGI is marginally better than CGI from two years ago!', then getting quickly bored of scenes that were basically visually uninteresting. I have no idea what kind of decision-making process lead to such a poorly-executed project.

{"content":{"id":718,"title":"19-05-19 Weekly Links","body":"\u003cimg src=\"/uploads/259.jpg\" class=\"card-image\"\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cbr\u003e\r\n\u003cul\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nA person with a sense of humour made a \u003ca href=\"https://github.com/kkuchta/css-only-chat\"\u003eCSS-only chat room\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\n\u003ca href=\"https://youtu.be/nswlY02U2fg\"\u003eYakety Sax on ocarina and beatbox\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nMore new Seanbaby: \u003ca href=\"https://www.cracked.com/blog/5-weird-movietv-plots-about-brutalizing-disabled-villains/\"\u003eweird movie plots about brutalizing disabled villains\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nWebcomic genius Abby Howard seems to have given up making free content in favour of writing beautifully-illustrated childrens' books, but she did do us the kindness of posting \u003ca href=\"https://www.jspowerhour.com/\"\u003ea bunch of old, excellent comics\u003c/a\u003e that were previously only available in an anthology.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nIt turns out there actually is \u003ca href=\"http://nickdesaulniers.github.io/blog/2019/05/12/f-vs-f-void-in-c-vs-c-plus-plus/\"\u003ea difference between F() and F(void) in C\u003c/a\u003e.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003cli\u003e\r\nManchurian, coming from an otherwise-obscure language family, for hundreds of years coexisted with Chinese as the language of government in China (see picture), and still can be seen all over the Forbidden City. Today it is on the verge of extinction, spoken by only about 20 people. \u003ca href=\"https://books.google.ca/books?id=hbNDAQAAIAAJ\u0026printsec=frontcover\u0026dq=manchurian+language\u0026hl=en\u0026sa=X\u0026ved=0ahUKEwjCiu3ZvaXiAhUrJzQIHYS8DIo4ChDoAQhaMAk#v=onepage\u0026q\u0026f=false\"\u003eHere's an 1892 book to teach yourself Manchu\u003c/a\u003e, including hypnotic English/Manchu dialogues.\r\n\u003c/li\u003e\r\n\u003c/ul\u003e","publication_date":"2019-05-19T00:00:00.000Z","created_at":"2019-05-18T16:12:56.000Z","updated_at":"2019-05-19T15:20:14.000Z","user_id":1,"rating":null},"tags":"\u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=weekly_links\"\u003eweekly_links\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=programming\"\u003eprogramming\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=css\"\u003ecss\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=music\"\u003emusic\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=ocarina\"\u003eocarina\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=movies\"\u003emovies\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=tv\"\u003etv\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=old_comics\"\u003eold_comics\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=comedy\"\u003ecomedy\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=c\"\u003ec\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=language\"\u003elanguage\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=manchurian\"\u003emanchurian\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=chinese\"\u003echinese\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=nineteenth_century\"\u003enineteenth_century\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=china\"\u003echina\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=assembly\"\u003eassembly\u003c/a\u003e \u003ca class=\"changeable-title\" href=\"/q?tag=books\"\u003ebooks\u003c/a\u003e"}

19-05-19 Weekly Links



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Tuca And Bertie (2019)


I think it's tacky to review something when I'm obviously so far out of the intended target demo. I don't want to be like some wilfully-naive critic who complains that an action movie isn't a nuanced drama, or that a comedy isn't a nuanced drama, or that a children's movie isn't a nuanced drama, etc., etc., etc..

On the other hand, the marketing went after Bojack Horseman fans, heavily referenced its behind-the-scenes connections with Bojack, and did not let on, in the slightest, how different a show this was, so I'm sure I'm not the only person to have accidentally watched this.

It's supposed to be the trials and tribulations of two female friends in the city, but there's not much character development and the jokes are so-so. Every frame looks like it was designed to sell "Live Laugh Love" merchandise. I wouldn't be surprised if Facebook starts getting flooded with Bertie and Tuca memes about which diseases vaccinations cause.

A lot of hype was made over multi-ethnic casting. And wow, all the Asians play meek, work-driven geeks and the Black actress plays a sassy idiot who digs through and is covered in garbage. This is a show made by an affluent white woman with the obvious target demo of affluent white women who say "I'm not racist but..."

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Poster For An Unauthorized Mr. Ed Remake