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  1. Comment on Colter Wall - Big Iron in ~music

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    I first heard this song in Fallout: New Vegas, and it's long been one of my favorites. Colter Wall's version is really, really good.

    I first heard this song in Fallout: New Vegas, and it's long been one of my favorites. Colter Wall's version is really, really good.

    3 votes
  2. Comment on Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of October 26 in ~health.coronavirus

  3. Comment on ‘Addams Family’ live-action TV series from Tim Burton heats up TV marketplace in ~tv

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    I'm sorry. I don't want to shit on a movie you enjoyed, and I recognize that there are compromises that are made in the name of marketability, but Sweeny Todd is the musical I love most out of any...

    I'm sorry. I don't want to shit on a movie you enjoyed, and I recognize that there are compromises that are made in the name of marketability, but Sweeny Todd is the musical I love most out of any stage show I've ever seen. I've seen five different stagings of it and loved them all, and I left the theater after seeing the movie disappointed.

  4. Comment on ‘Addams Family’ live-action TV series from Tim Burton heats up TV marketplace in ~tv

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    Personally I that putting celebrities who can't sing in as the main characters in a musical is an all too common sacrifice that Hollywood thinks is reasonable, and it's an atrocity. Even now that...

    Personally I that putting celebrities who can't sing in as the main characters in a musical is an all too common sacrifice that Hollywood thinks is reasonable, and it's an atrocity. Even now that they can be extensively pitch-corrected to keep them on key, they often produce really indifferent performances. But I'm biased towards trained singers displaying their craft.

  5. Comment on ‘Addams Family’ live-action TV series from Tim Burton heats up TV marketplace in ~tv

  6. Comment on ‘Addams Family’ live-action TV series from Tim Burton heats up TV marketplace in ~tv

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    I've been a passionate fan of the musical for ages, but compared to a theatrical performance the movie was remarkably lackluster. Have you seen the 1982 version with Angela Lansbury? While it's a...

    I've been a passionate fan of the musical for ages, but compared to a theatrical performance the movie was remarkably lackluster. Have you seen the 1982 version with Angela Lansbury? While it's a recording of a stage show the vocal performances are all incomparably better.

    1 vote
  7. Comment on ‘Addams Family’ live-action TV series from Tim Burton heats up TV marketplace in ~tv

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    Given the way he butchered Sweeny Todd, I have no faith he can do anything worthwhile with The Addams Family. There was a time when he had the spooky/wholesome thing down pat, but it feels like...

    Given the way he butchered Sweeny Todd, I have no faith he can do anything worthwhile with The Addams Family. There was a time when he had the spooky/wholesome thing down pat, but it feels like he's lost his way into a wonderland of Hot Topic merchandising.

    3 votes
  8. Comment on Six Russian military officers charged in vast hacking campaign in ~news

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    Firstly: In the past this sort of thing has been a prelude to arresting them if they set foot in another country that has extradition arrangements with the USA. Secondly: your attitude stinks....

    Firstly: In the past this sort of thing has been a prelude to arresting them if they set foot in another country that has extradition arrangements with the USA.

    Secondly: your attitude stinks. What do you hope to accomplish other than showing everyone your cynicism?

    14 votes
  9. Comment on Icelandic post-rock band Sigur Rós have claimed they face financial ruin or even jail following an 'unjust and draconian' second prosecution for tax evasion in ~music

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    I don't know how it is in Iceland, but in the US you can be prosecuted a second time if you're caught cheating on your taxes in another, as of yet unprosecuted year. It could easily be that they...

    I don't know how it is in Iceland, but in the US you can be prosecuted a second time if you're caught cheating on your taxes in another, as of yet unprosecuted year. It could easily be that they were caught for one time period and prosecuted for tax evasion for that offense, and then the extra documentation and review that the tax board engages in for offenders revealed that they had committed other tax crimes that they had not yet been prosecuted for.

    4 votes
  10. Comment on Inside the Republican plot for permanent minority rule in ~misc

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    There's only so long you can be the adult while someone repeatedly hits you in the face before you need to move on to other solutions than asking them to stop.

    There's only so long you can be the adult while someone repeatedly hits you in the face before you need to move on to other solutions than asking them to stop.

    4 votes
  11. Comment on Going Sohla: After leaving Bon Appétit, the chef now has her own show — where she’s paid fairly for her fantastic creations in ~food

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    About halfway through this article the stuff about Chris is explained:

    About halfway through this article the stuff about Chris is explained:

    "...management wanted to create a more junior position underneath her (Sohla) to do the cross-testing she had originally been hired for. “They really wanted to hire someone Black, which I know you’re not allowed to say legally, out loud,” she says. “And Chris Morocco [the director of the Test Kitchen] directly told me he didn’t like how quickly I moved up, so he wanted to make sure this person would never be allowed to develop recipes.”"

    1 vote
  12. Comment on Facebook and Twitter take unusual steps to limit spread of New York Post story in ~tech

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    So would you say that it's difficult to demonstrate the ways in which this is false?

    So would you say that it's difficult to demonstrate the ways in which this is false?

    1 vote
  13. Comment on What is your reading environment like? in ~books

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    Ideally: On a lazy morning, still in bed with the cat on my feet and the dog trying to fit into the small of my back. I'd reread an older book that smells of dust, paper and nostalgia. My...

    Ideally: On a lazy morning, still in bed with the cat on my feet and the dog trying to fit into the small of my back. I'd reread an older book that smells of dust, paper and nostalgia.

    My practical reading environment: At my computer, reading .epub files in a reader or web novels in a browser. On my phone while I'm walking the dog. While I'm walking by myself. On the toilet. At the dining table, on the evenings I don't eat dinner with anyone. While I'm putting away dishes or laundry. Continuously, unless I have a specific other task in mind that needs attention. Ever since I was little I was a voracious reader, and that has not changed as I've gotten older.

    5 votes
  14. Comment on Ya’ll playing that Hades? It went 1.0 recently and it’s, um, real good in ~games

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    At least at the 5, 10 (and I think 15) heat levels, you unlock more potential reward paths, so that's nice. Also, if you're getting 3/4 of the way there and stumbling on the final boss, raising...

    At least at the 5, 10 (and I think 15) heat levels, you unlock more potential reward paths, so that's nice. Also, if you're getting 3/4 of the way there and stumbling on the final boss, raising heat will get you the other three rewards from the respective bosses rather than getting darkness for the first three bosses and then trying for the reward from the final boss.

  15. Comment on Ya’ll playing that Hades? It went 1.0 recently and it’s, um, real good in ~games

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    Nah, you can overheat your runs and it'll give you the rewards from lower heats that hadn't been cleared. One at a time, but if you want more challenge you can do that and still get the rewards...

    Nah, you can overheat your runs and it'll give you the rewards from lower heats that hadn't been cleared. One at a time, but if you want more challenge you can do that and still get the rewards rather than specific having to do each heat level.

    3 votes
  16. Comment on A GPT-3 bot was posting on /r/AskReddit for a week and routinely getting upvoted and replied to in ~tech

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    You're assuming that the bot couldn't create content that humans considered thoughtful.

    You're assuming that the bot couldn't create content that humans considered thoughtful.

    13 votes
  17. Comment on Priest recorded having group sex on altar of Pearl River church, police say; three arrested in ~news

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    Y'know, at least they were all consenting adults. I hate that that's the level of silver lining we're reduced to when it comes to Catholic priests and sex acts, but it's so much better than it...

    Y'know, at least they were all consenting adults. I hate that that's the level of silver lining we're reduced to when it comes to Catholic priests and sex acts, but it's so much better than it could have been.

    5 votes
  18. Comment on “I feel that the future I’ve been working towards my whole life is gone now” — What United States college students have to say about the coronavirus in ~life

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    I have a group of close friends whose daughter just turned three, and she's keeping in social contact with her friends in this time before she can go back to preschool just fine. They have dance...

    I have a group of close friends whose daughter just turned three, and she's keeping in social contact with her friends in this time before she can go back to preschool just fine. They have dance parties with their webcams, watch movies together, and otherwise keep in touch even as they can't be in the same space. It's a strange new world, but none of them are just put in a box away from everyone else. She seems to be doing just fine.

    6 votes
  19. Comment on 16K COVID-19 cases go missing in UK due to government's use of Excel CSVs for tracking in ~tech

  20. Comment on Presidential debate: Trump refuses to take part in virtual TV event in ~news

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    I mean, he has months of negative tests he can point at. Not since he got it, but those earlier tests are still negative. It's totally irrelevant, but it's technically true.

    I mean, he has months of negative tests he can point at. Not since he got it, but those earlier tests are still negative. It's totally irrelevant, but it's technically true.

    11 votes