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  1. Comment on What is an older TV show that you really think would be relevant today, both from an artistic and cultural standpoint? in ~tv

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    Extremely relevant is LOST. The six season television series ushered in a level of production craftsmanship and episodic writing that has reverberated in movies, literature, and streaming content...

    Extremely relevant is LOST.

    The six season television series ushered in a level of production craftsmanship and episodic writing that has reverberated in movies, literature, and streaming content ever since. The idea that a series could have a beginning, middle, and end that wasn't at the mercy of a gatekeeping network was unheard of before it came along.

    Part of the reason I still watch this series today is because the unfolding of its story reflects those changes as they were taking place. The theme of the show was presented by dropping the wtf bomb as often as possible, in ways that played to the audience but also produced amazing music scoring, writing, and humor, as well as gripping dramatic events that again and again had major foreshadowing. Even some episodes that were absolutely hated by fans were the result of frustrations of the writers, who basically forced the network to provide them with an endpoint to the series, allowing them to work toward the finale they wanted.

    The show was vilified by many for the last season, which is still misunderstood by a large percentage of people. That perception is even now being rewritten as new viewers are introduced to it twelve years later.

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  2. Comment on Trump says FBI conducting search of Mar-a-Lago estate in ~news

  3. Comment on What are you reading these days? in ~books

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    Same Kind of Different As Me. Saw the movie, got the book. A black man was basically a slave in the United States until 1970 or so. The amazing thing is in high school one of my teachers once told...

    Same Kind of Different As Me. Saw the movie, got the book. A black man was basically a slave in the United States until 1970 or so. The amazing thing is in high school one of my teachers once told me about a man he knew who owned a slave. How does that happen? Read the book.

    3 votes
  4. Comment on Analytic vs. continental philosophy in ~humanities

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    Fascinating article. The only contemporary philosopher I'm remotely familiar with is Daniel Dennett. He sounds like someone as a crossover between the schism the article speaks of.

    Fascinating article. The only contemporary philosopher I'm remotely familiar with is Daniel Dennett. He sounds like someone as a crossover between the schism the article speaks of.

    3 votes
  5. Comment on What's something that's changed for you as you've gotten older? in ~talk

  6. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Bob Segar's greatest hits. IMHO, Bob, Bruce Springsteen, and Neil Diamond are the kings of the three chord working class song. Also, tons of serious music that we heard at the Van Cliburn...

    Bob Segar's greatest hits. IMHO, Bob, Bruce Springsteen, and Neil Diamond are the kings of the three chord working class song.

    Also, tons of serious music that we heard at the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth last week. They held the last one 5 years ago. It was worth the wait. Tonight and tomorrow night after the final performances, judges will decide the first through third place winners among the top 6 that were selected in the Semifinal round. The concerts are being streamed. Visit cliburn.org to stream and see details.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Hi, how are you? Mental health support and discussion thread (April 2022) in ~talk

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    Based on what little I know about clinical trials and research, you probably will get what you're paying for, but you never know.

    Based on what little I know about clinical trials and research, you probably will get what you're paying for, but you never know.

  8. Comment on The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe | Release date trailer (April 27) in ~games

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    Parable? Sounds like the real life I used to have.

    Parable? Sounds like the real life I used to have.

  9. Comment on What creative projects have you been working on? in ~creative

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    Not as creative as I'd like, but I'm learning Ableton live on a budget. Yhe curve is tremendous and the manual and online videos aren't very helpful. I do better by reading answers to specifics...

    Not as creative as I'd like, but I'm learning Ableton live on a budget. Yhe curve is tremendous and the manual and online videos aren't very helpful. I do better by reading answers to specifics and going back to the manual.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Hi, how are you? Mental health support and discussion thread (April 2022) in ~talk

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    I can't imagine how hard this is. I admire your willingness to go through such cold treatment to help advance the science.

    I can't imagine how hard this is. I admire your willingness to go through such cold treatment to help advance the science.

    2 votes
  11. Comment on Hi, how are you? Mental health support and discussion thread (April 2022) in ~talk

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    Toxic is tough. Is the learning worth it? Not to mention the money.

    Toxic is tough. Is the learning worth it? Not to mention the money.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on TV Tuesdays Free Talk in ~tv

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    We've been streaming an old show called Heartland. Spoiler: the scenery is absolutely gorgeous. Filmed in Calgary. The show is about a woman and her family's ranch where she cares for horses. A...

    We've been streaming an old show called Heartland. Spoiler: the scenery is absolutely gorgeous. Filmed in Calgary. The show is about a woman and her family's ranch where she cares for horses.

    A bit strong on relationships, but in current TV offering in the realm of hard hitting intense drama this show is like a breath of fresh air.

    1 vote
  13. Comment on What have you been listening to this week? in ~music

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    Right now Scala,On the Rocks. Earlier I was listening to a 1920's tune on yuktube, I'll see you in my Dreams, played under a tribute video to Beatle George Harrison.

    Right now Scala,On the Rocks. Earlier I was listening to a 1920's tune on yuktube, I'll see you in my Dreams, played under a tribute video to Beatle George Harrison.

    1 vote
  14. Comment on Warning of income gap, Xi tells China’s tycoons to share wealth in ~news

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    When I read this article at face value, my first reaction was that this could be a pivotal point where China actually pulls past the US in terms of prosperity. The critical part of me sees all...

    When I read this article at face value, my first reaction was that this could be a pivotal point where China actually pulls past the US in terms of prosperity.

    The critical part of me sees all kinds of caveats to this view, including the idea people have that the Chinese Communist party is manipulating,devious, and dishonest. Then there's the argument that the New York Times is liberally political and that this is mainly a propaganda piece.

    Or the reality could be somewhere between face value and high cynicism. I expect that's the case, but time will answer questions like these.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on High Court of Australia rules that media outlets are publishers of third-party Facebook comments in ~news

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    We'll see how this develops.

    One of the difficulties for the media groups at the time was that Facebook did not allow them to turn off the comments function.

    That has now changed.

    We'll see how this develops.

    9 votes
  16. Comment on The great measles immunity heist in ~health

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    This is a very eye opening article and I encourage all to read it.

    This is a very eye opening article and I encourage all to read it.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of September 6 in ~health.coronavirus

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    We're hearing of more exposures and some fatal complications. For people already weakened by other factors it's been fatal in my circles. It seems like Covid just hangs around a person and wears...

    We're hearing of more exposures and some fatal complications. For people already weakened by other factors it's been fatal in my circles. It seems like Covid just hangs around a person and wears them out. I remember regular flu seasons like this where the influenza could often bring on a relapse if you didn't take it easy.

    6 votes
  18. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    That sounds lovely. I used to bike around Greenville in Noth Carolina. It was just rolling enough to be interesting. The quiet wooded country roads were like being in heaven. While sitting on a...

    That sounds lovely. I used to bike around Greenville in Noth Carolina. It was just rolling enough to be interesting. The quiet wooded country roads were like being in heaven. While sitting on a fence post lol.

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