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  1. Comment on How Arrested Development does running gags in ~tv

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    “Hello darkness my old friend...” That bit genuinely got me to laugh out loud every time they ran it. I think it’s my favorite of all the recurring jokes.

    “Hello darkness my old friend...”

    That bit genuinely got me to laugh out loud every time they ran it. I think it’s my favorite of all the recurring jokes.

    5 votes
  2. Comment on Armed doesn't mean dangerous: Black gun owners are often portrayed negatively. One photographer set out to change that. in ~misc

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    Relevant YouTube time: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BKGZnB41_e4 This video is one incident on its own but I think it speaks to a larger mindset overall.

    Relevant YouTube time: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=BKGZnB41_e4

    This video is one incident on its own but I think it speaks to a larger mindset overall.

    4 votes
  3. Comment on Marvel Studios celebrates the movies in ~movies

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    You can tell they really don’t want F4 to fail, putting it at the end with seemingly no direct competition.

    You can tell they really don’t want F4 to fail, putting it at the end with seemingly no direct competition.

  4. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    I’m committing more time to Rivals Of Aether. The smash clone in pixel form. I actually enjoy it the more I dig into it. The controls are pretty tight and responsive. Probably feels most similar...

    I’m committing more time to Rivals Of Aether. The smash clone in pixel form. I actually enjoy it the more I dig into it. The controls are pretty tight and responsive. Probably feels most similar to Smash Bros Melee. The characters are unique and are not gimmicky in my opinion.

    Of course it’s not smash but it’s a great game for what it’s bringing. The online play is pretty good too.

    4 votes
  5. Comment on A NASA intern stole $21 million worth of moon rocks. He wanted to have sex on them. in ~space

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    “He really wasn't a criminal," said Mezrich. "He didn't think through the after-effects. I asked him dozens of times over the year, 'How did you think you were going to get away with this?' And he...

    “He really wasn't a criminal," said Mezrich. "He didn't think through the after-effects. I asked him dozens of times over the year, 'How did you think you were going to get away with this?' And he said it just wasn't part of the thought process. ... He only thought of it as a college prank; he thought, 'Even if I do get caught, what's the worst they'll do to me?"

    What "they" did to him was send him to a federal prison for seven and a half years.“

    20 bucks this will be a comedy mini-series by the end of the decade.

    13 votes
  6. Comment on What game(s) have you tried to repeatedly get into but ultimately could not? in ~games

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    Are you not talking about rocket league? Jkjk but I also left BoTW so I could rack up hours in RL, don’t hate me.

    through a gripping story about love and betrayal....

    Are you not talking about rocket league? Jkjk but I also left BoTW so I could rack up hours in RL, don’t hate me.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on Officer Kim Potter fatally shot Daunte Wright, police said. She’s a 26-year vet, served as union president. in ~news

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    This is very intriguing. Can you give a short rundown of a situation in where you subdued an armed individual?

    This is very intriguing. Can you give a short rundown of a situation in where you subdued an armed individual?

    3 votes
  8. Comment on PAC-MAN 99 - Announcement trailer - Nintendo Switch in ~games

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    Looking forward to playing it but I know I’m gonna get smoked by people who have decades of experience.

    Looking forward to playing it but I know I’m gonna get smoked by people who have decades of experience.

    4 votes
  9. Comment on Black Widow - New trailer in ~movies

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    I agree, this movie feels three years too late. I’m wondering if there were production issues that pushed it back.

    I agree, this movie feels three years too late. I’m wondering if there were production issues that pushed it back.

    1 vote
  10. Comment on Lil Nas X — Montero (Call Me By Your Name) (2021) in ~music

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    I love what this kid is doing. He is a social media savant and is making his haters look even worse.

    I love what this kid is doing. He is a social media savant and is making his haters look even worse.

    15 votes
  11. Comment on WandaVision | Episode 9 Discussion Thread in ~tv

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    Director Hayward was the good guy. Change my mind.

    Director Hayward was the good guy. Change my mind.

    3 votes
  12. Comment on Alamo Drafthouse files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and announces sale to private equity firms Altamont Capital and Fortress Investment in ~finance

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    Aww this one stings a bit, I hope operations don’t change too much. I grew up in TX and have many fond memories of the draft house in Austin.

    Aww this one stings a bit, I hope operations don’t change too much. I grew up in TX and have many fond memories of the draft house in Austin.

    3 votes
  13. Comment on Volvo Cars to go fully electric by 2030 – it will phase out all car models with internal combustion engines, including hybrids in ~finance

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    I grew up driving automatic transmission first for maybe 5 years. At one point my car broke down and I was able to borrow a car from a friend that was a stick shift with no power steering. I had...

    I grew up driving automatic transmission first for maybe 5 years. At one point my car broke down and I was able to borrow a car from a friend that was a stick shift with no power steering. I had no idea how to drive a stick shift at that time, other than playing video game simulators. I had no choice because I needed the transportation so I gave myself a crash course on stick driving and ended up getting pretty into it. Ever since then I’ve had the itch I guess.

    There’s no question that driving automatic gives you more freedom with your hands and feet but the things I used to do with my free hand was eat food or do anything else than pay attention to my driving. I also drive a car that is a bit faster than most so that added with the stick shift it’s just too much fun for me personally, I don’t see it as a chore.

    4 votes
  14. Comment on Volvo Cars to go fully electric by 2030 – it will phase out all car models with internal combustion engines, including hybrids in ~finance

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    I do hope that there would still be some kind of “stick shift” for electric vehicles. I really enjoy driving standard transmission but I would switch to EV quickly if there is an option that gives...

    I do hope that there would still be some kind of “stick shift” for electric vehicles. I really enjoy driving standard transmission but I would switch to EV quickly if there is an option that gives you manual transmission feel.

    4 votes
  15. Comment on WandaVision | Episode 8 Discussion Thread in ~tv

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    Anyone have thoughts on who Wanda saw in the mind stone?

    Anyone have thoughts on who Wanda saw in the soul mind stone?

    2 votes
  16. Comment on Why sitcoms stopped using laugh tracks - Short history of the laff box in ~tv

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    I’ve been watching The Crew on Netflix and it does have the usual sitcom laugh for the jokes but damnit the show is so funny I’m usually laughing louder than the laugh track, so it doesn’t really...

    I’ve been watching The Crew on Netflix and it does have the usual sitcom laugh for the jokes but damnit the show is so funny I’m usually laughing louder than the laugh track, so it doesn’t really bother me.

    3 votes
  17. Comment on Millions of jobs probably aren’t coming back, even after the pandemic ends in ~life

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    It seems like this is the turning point in history where AI will finally be integrated into those industries. No labor, no problem.

    It seems like this is the turning point in history where AI will finally be integrated into those industries. No labor, no problem.

    5 votes
  18. Comment on What pandemic-related norms would you like to see remain once the current COVID-19 crisis is "over"? in ~talk

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    Hear me now I will never shake a hand again.

    Hear me now I will never shake a hand again.

    14 votes
  19. Comment on Leading baby food manufacturers knowingly sold products with high levels of toxic metals, a US Congress investigation has found in ~food

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    This week on “holy shit what!?”

    This week on “holy shit what!?”

    3 votes