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    Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

    I believe the directors have confirmed that Groot did die. The sapling Rocket got is a descendant of Groot who is learning again; hence why we have baby Groot and Teenager Groot in later movies. So the piece of Groot Rocket got doesn't really matter, as long as it was still living enough to take root and start growing again.
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    Penn And Teller: Fool Us

    Just got around to watching it, and I enjoyed it. I suspect that Psenicka may have had multiple ways he could have done it, and P&T couldn't figure out which way it was done. Clearly he identified which card Allison had when he did the fan through the deck, but the speed he did it clearly astounded Penn. When P&T had a full forum we had a spoiler thread to speculate on how tricks were done; is there a general thread for that somewhere now? I think for P&T's trick to David, it may have all been prearranged, but assuming it is a legit Fool Us challenge, I suspect David did get everything, but he missed a key part of the trick. Speculation on P&T's trick:
  3. Yeah that's apparently a thing with the various collectible card games (like Magic, Pokemon, YuGiOh, etc....). While I play Magic the Gathering, I don't see the appeal of it myself. (For me, I have watched a few Transformers toy reviews, but in that case it's a way to see hwo the toy compares to similar toys and how it transforms easier than trying to decipher the black and white instructions. 🙂 ) The Coconut challenge rules seemed pretty obvious. "Only feet can touch the obstacle, anything else goes for the rings as usual. Feet must touch the rope ring before attempting the exit rope." The design was such that as the contestant spun the ring around to go for the rope, it would fall off the block that caught it, and usually drop down unless the Ninja kept the weight on it (or moved fast enough) The overall obstacle design does make sense when you think out the hows and whys of all the components.
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    Live PD

    Probably a few more commercials in the later hours. But you can be sure every studio shot on Friday will mention "Commercial free brought to you by Dish Network" for the entire episode. The Wednesday episode will also probably mention the Commercial Free Friday episode brought to you by Dish Network at least every other studio break.
  5. I was hoping for Quest and I was impressed she did as well as she did. She's got a hell of a lot of power for such a compact form and she showed it. Sadly she didn't have the stride for the balance obstacle. Really I'm not sure how best she could do that; maybe planning on two steps on the long parts so anticipating the board coming up? That little girl on the sidelines looked like she was on an ultimate sugar high after waiting all that time for Quest to run. 🙂 Some impressive runs by the women in any case; I suspect most of them will make it to the wall easily in the city finals. (And maybe we can finally retire the "Mom beating the warp wall" meme) As for Gil, not much to say there other than he has to be a machine. 🙂 He did show some weakness in the interview at the end; apparently he's got a bit of a fear of heights. Not crippling but enough to give him an extra boost when he's high up.
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    Live PD

    I know, the sheriff? was saying how he had to put the dude in a carotid hold; he basically had the guy in a neck lock, pinching the artery NOT the throat until the dude passed out. (I believe it is considered a dangerous hold to use at that). I was worried it may have gone too far, but saw the guy twitching as they were tending to him in the end. And after that, we get that car accident in Salinas; wow what a night.
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    Lip Sync Battle

    They've been hosting ANW for years now and have excellent chemistry as we saw in LSB. They're clearly good friends to be able to roast eachother so well. I think I might need some brain bleach for that Cher though. 😛 The VIP reactions were great, but so were Matt's parents reactions too. Sadly, my PVR recording hiccuped a lot during the airing, but luckily it's up on the official LSB Youtube Channel already. 🙂 And Matt did get the win, but it was close; I want to see both back sometime. 🙂 Or maybe they can show up on RuPaul's Drag race sometime for more cross promotion. 🙂
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    Favorite Commercials

    Here it is for others to see. 🙂
  9. Probably a side effect of trying to schedule around 2 Major League Finals (NHL and NBA). Both are done now, so we should have a clear run through the summer now.
  10. I think POM dropped the sponsership last year. Two years ago they were very prominant, but last year, there wasn't a POM-peep. (Or I may be misremembering). I am surprised they don't have another as prominant sponsor instead, especially for 2 years in a row. NBC's ad sellers must be messing things up if they can't find someone to buy in 2 years in a row.
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    S14.E03: Auditions 3 - June 11, 2019

    I liked the beer magician; I think he's been on Fool Us (or the trick has been) but he performed it well. Hopefully he can shake things up for the next rounds. Not as good as Shim but very watchable. The ballarina/contortionist was a good opener, and I was impressed by her act. The only other act I really liked was the bird ventriloquist. He's not as strong as the previous AGT winners, but it was a fun act (that didn't depend on singing as well). He doesn't seem to have much of a range of voices, but his banter was pretty on time. And while I normally don't like potty humour, I do think his crap-jokes went on just far enough. IIRC he did it three times, and had different triggers each time so it was a bit of a surprise, so it worked. A 4th time would probably have been too far for me. (And we didn't need a close up of it regardless)
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    Lip Sync Battle

    Damn, those Sesame Street muppeteers are incredible. Big Bird was possibly one of the best Lip Sync battlers we've seen on the show, even with him beak-sync'ing, even before he pulled in the SesameStreet Pose. 🙂 I don't know if Jason Scwartsman just threw the competition, or if he just isn't that great of a syncer. I have no idea what he was doing with We didn't Start the fire, and between the fake 'stache and all the movements, he barely did anything on the second song. The Bird, on the other hand, is Da Word. BB stole the show. I didn't watch much of the filler, but what bits I did see certainly expressed the Sesame Street spirit too, with how friendly and caring he was to everyone else. And as I said before, even though his syncing is just a flapping beak, it was spot on. Doing all that while in that costume and doing the movements; man hats off to everyone there.
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    Bar Rescue

    Yeah they have been airing a few new eps recently; but seemingly in line with his "Relationship Rescue", it feels the Bar Rescue has been focused as much on 'repairing' the owner or manager's relations as an underlying cause of the failing bar; and less focus on improving the bars themselves. I suspect Relationship Rescue is going to last less time than Restaurant Rescue did. Or I can hope as muhc.
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    Mental Samurai

    5 minutes is plenty of time if you don't waste it hmmming and hawing on a question; basically you have to get it pretty quick. It's 25 seconds per question. You have about 5 seconds to swing between the questions, so that is still 20 seconds or so a question. You can nail most of them faster than that too. The main challenge is the memory ones where you have to study a picture/listen to a click/repeat a pattern. Those you have no choice but to use the full 20ish seconds to answer.
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    Million Dollar Mile

    Well once the eps are done, it's over. But thinking on the energy level of the show, there was one relatively easy way they could have done it. Rent 1 or 2 double decker buses, or maybe a 'convertable bus' (Do those exist?); basically an open top bus and load a dozen spectators on it. Then the bus could either be driven (safely) alongside the contestant to each challenge or the bus could take a short cut to the next challenge and spectators would be there waiting to cheer the contestant and/or defender on. If you have 2 vehicles, one could follow the Contestant and one could follow the Defender.
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