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AuntTora

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  1. AuntTora

    BH: 90210 Reboot.... It’s so Meta

    I just saw the promo -- thought for a minute it was an advertisement for "Botched".
  2. AuntTora

    Chernobyl

    Around the time of Chernobyl, my ex was a big proponent of nuclear power, for this exact reason. I hadn't made up my mind -- I could see his points but something about it just felt really creepy, and the issues around storing spent fuel, which is still dangerous FOREVER, seemed insurmountable. After Chernobyl, and after the information about what had caused it started to come out, I came down on the side of "nope". Not that he was wrong, but that the human animal was not (and is still not) mature enough to handle it. The profit motive makes commercial exploitation extremely iffy, and authoritarian regimes couldn't manage it. It's a technology lacking an appropriate civilization.
  3. AuntTora

    Chernobyl

    Exactly. Global climate change will be exponentially more destructive to humanity than Chernobyl, and yet we're STILL told "it's a Chinese conspiracy", and people believe this because accepting the alternative is terrifying. Despite what the vast, overwhelming majority of climate scientists say -- they're dismissed as thoroughly as the people in the control room were dismissed by Dyatlov. If we continue to ignore the clear scientific evidence in front of us, if we vote for people who (like the Soviet functionaries) either are in denial or think other things (constituent jobs, their careers, money) are more important than the inconvenient truth of climate change (to quote someone who might have prioritized doing something about it before it was too late), we're no better. Well, we are no better. Humans haven't changed much in my years of observing them. The "exclusion zone" associated with climate change will be a lot larger than 2600 square miles.
  4. AuntTora

    Chernobyl

    That was "Jurassic Bark" levels of un-re-watchability.
  5. AuntTora

    Season One Talk

    The faces the actor playing Nandor makes KILL me. At the very end of this ep, when he turns to the camera with a sort of abashed and giggly "shit" is on repeat on my DVR. I love this show!
  6. AuntTora

    The Simpsons

    Invalid! No JP Patches?
  7. He's a viking elf princess. Which is...a lot of look.
  8. AuntTora

    S05.E11: All the Comforts of Home

    Awesome wink at Galaxy Quest. And put me on the "happy to see Deke" train.
  9. This was the most enjoyable Olympics that I can remember. It was mostly covered as a SPORTING EVENT with little incidental profiles, instead of "OH THAT SPEED SKATER'S SISTER DIED LET'S TALK ABOUT IT EVERY NIGHT FOR AN HOUR (here's some scores)" . No holding the top event until midnight (even though it actually ended 18 hours ago) so they could TALK MORE ABOUT THE SKIIER WHO LOST HIS DAD (also here's some results). I'm sure the summer games will be back to usual, but at least there's no Matt Lauer looming.
  10. AuntTora

    Announcers we love and/or hate

    Here's an actual transcription of the Alpine announcers: Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Brief Mention of Other Skiier Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Ways in Which This Skiier is Similar to Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Hey a UFO Just Landed on the Slope! How Will This Impact Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Only Eight Skiiers Until Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin Mikaela Shiffrin /vom She may be the greatest thing on earth, but I devoutly hope she lays an egg in all the remaining events. Of course that won't change the narrative. Aside from this, I'm finding the coverage a lot better than it's been in past years. I've actually seen SEVERAL events with no Americans in medal contention. FYI, Mikaela Shiffrin is five skiiers away as I type this, and I just counted the times her name was spoken in the last three minutes: eight
  11. AuntTora

    S02.E10: Best Self

    I was actually on the backlot tour a couple of years ago when it was set up with the yogurt shops. (It's where they stop for a bathroom break -- fun fact!) This was long before the show was on of course, and we were all -- what's with all these frozen yogurt shops!!?!
  12. I guess I didn't realize it was the HoF induction? game? where Erica -- allegedly -- left the locker room to sit in the stands. Aside from any drinking, insubordination, sneaking, whatever -- pretty lousy of K&J to make her stay in the locker room. I mean, once in a lifetime.... Even though I personally think JJ is a loathsome toad and VERY bad for football, I appreciate that the women in the DCC have a different perspective, and it probably would have meant a lot to Erica to be able to see it live. If they really told her to stay in the locker room? What was the purpose of that -- couldn't she have been out on the field with K&J?
  13. AuntTora

    S02.E06: The Trolley Problem

    Best ep so far this year! LOL'd several times. The actor playing Chidi killed it this week -- showed me things he hasn't before. This is just a delightful thing and very special.
  14. AuntTora

    S13.E01: Lost & Found

    I thought the actor looked incredibly like Misha.
  15. AuntTora

    S02.E04: Team Cockroach

    I thought Tahani said something last year about, "gave my life to save others, such fun!" Hm. Going to have to check the Tivo....
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