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  1. My attention is sort of drifting from the actual show at this point but my ears did perk up a little at the El Coco story. I live in the Southwest; my BFF in high school was Hispanic, and this sounded a lot like a reference to "the Cucuy" (pronounced coo-coo-ee) that I would hear at her house all the time. It was basically the same kind of thing, a boogeyman. ("don't go back there, the Cucuy will get you!"). Just for verification, I googled around and found this http://mexicounexplained.com/el-cucuy-mexican-bogeyman/; there's even a children's book (!) about it. But AFAIK, the Cucuy didn't put people under its spell or have anything to do with dopplegangers, could be just a cultural variation in the legend or something King is using a little poetic license on.
  2. I am realllllly tired of Bill lecturing about "you can hate Trump, you can't hate his supporters". I beg to differ. I most certainly can hate Neo-Nazis and White Supremacists and loony gun nuts with itchy trigger fingers. I can even hate the cowards in the Senate that protect a pathologically lying criminal "president". STFU, Bill.
  3. I'm always glad to see Jon. He looks good, too.
  4. I was really pleasantly surprised by this week's show. No guests shouting or monopolizing the conversation. Bill's usual Grumpy Old Man tendencies were subdued. Nancy Pelosi and Andrew Yang were great. Of course, there were no Republicans (except Joe Walsh, who has morphed into a never-Trumper) to be praised about how "brave" they were. Erick Erickson is a guest next week so that may change. I'm cynical that this was anything but a one-off, but it was definitely nice for change.
  5. I'm five minutes into watching this episode and the cackling is driving me nuts. And she's not funny this time around either.
  6. I got this from a recent AARP article. He said he had 3 hours of makeup for his role as Martin. Which is kind of a relief. Waking up older on ‘Kominsky' "I would go to sleep for three hours while they did the makeup, wake up, look in the mirror, and see my father without the ponytail. It's a dream job, other than the three hours of makeup."
  7. Well, once upon a time (2016-??) Facebook partnered with FactCheck, Politifact, and a few others to combat (or so they claim) the spread of fake news. I really don't understand how they can't do this again or how facts can not be facts . Yes, they can be spun towards a certain ideology and hyperbolized. But for example, to accuse your opponents of crimes he or she did not commit is not FACTUAL. To put blatant lies in a political ad is technically illegal, although it's highly unlikely it will result in prosecution. FB should just ban all political ads but of course where's the profit there *eyeroll*
  8. I already posted this in the media thread, but since it pertains largely to last Friday's show, I hope it's ok to post here. https://www.thedailybeast.com/bill-mahers-show-has-gone-completely-off-the-rails?ref=scroll It really was a godawful show. The anti-vaxxing droning (dominated by Bill's whining) was insufferable, Prager sucked all the air out out of the room, and Ronan Farrow's contribution was derailed with Bill's infantile who's-your-daddy obsession.
  9. https://www.thedailybeast.com/bill-mahers-show-has-gone-completely-off-the-rails
  10. I posted a link above to the Pew Poll article. Couple of things: 1) It largely refers to numbers regarding the Islam faith in the U.S., however, it is noted that the 25% is "roughly on par with the share of Americans who were raised Christian and no longer identify with Christianity (22%)." What's interesting to note is that Islam also gains converts roughly on the same par it loses, while Christianity does not. 2) There is a link within the article to the parent study, which covers more ground if you're interested. Here is the link again: https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/01/26/the-share-of-americans-who-leave-islam-is-offset-by-those-who-become-muslim/ To the person who asked if the show was worth watching because of the inclusion of Naftali...he was good when he was able to get a word in edgewise. Which wasn't often, thanks to Sullivan and his histrionics.
  11. I believe I found the Pew poll to which she was referring (and even she said it was "based on an estimate") . https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2018/01/26/the-share-of-americans-who-leave-islam-is-offset-by-those-who-become-muslim/ What wasn't said was that (according to the poll) there are as many people who convert to Islam in the U.S. as leave it. Furthermore, "issues with religion in general" is cited as the most given reason for leaving the faith; it's not largely a case of of "I decided Islam was evil". McGee was fantastic explaining why the "boys will be boys" excuse for Kavanaugh's background was a load of B.S. Unfortunately, it seemed to go right over Sullivan's and Maher's head, but that's no surprise.
  12. Did you maybe mean Harmon, Baby Billy's son? I was wondering the same thing. "Young Jesse" blew me away. The cadence of his speech and his mannerisms were downright uncanny. Great job, kid.
  13. I found this on a EW.com page, so I'm pretty sure it's accurate. The half-hour vs hour shows sounds completely plausible, but I think there must have been exceptions along the way...but after racking my brain, I can't think of any, at least any that competed for an Emmy. That being said, I'm leaning towards the agreement here that Applegate should have submitted her performance as a drama. How does an actor/show decide on the category? Actors and shows have to declare in April whether they’re doing a drama or a comedy. They then have discretion to submit themselves as a lead actor or a supporting actor, or as drama series or limited series. This is all strategic; where do they have the best chance to win?
  14. Yeah, at the risk of sounding unenlightened, I haven't watched any of the shows in the drama category except for Ozark (nope, not even Game of Thrones). So I really didn't have a good idea of what her competition was. I'm just glad Elizabeth Moss wasn't nominated, but that's a WHOLE other ball of wax, LOL.
  15. I happened to have the Emmy nomination page open, here are the nominees: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Christina Applegate, Dead to Me Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek I think Julia Louis Dreyfus is expected to be a shoo-in for the winner. There could always be an upset. Had they chosen to enter her performance in the Drama Series category, her competition would have been: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones Jodie Comer, Killing Eve Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder Laura Linney, Ozark Sandra Oh, Killing Eve Mandy Moore, This Is Us Robin Wright, House of Cards So her chances may have been slimmer (?) there possibly.
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