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September 5th, 2019 at 8:03:33 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Pacomartin


I am a big fan of William H. Macy, who has 4 decades of solid work, but in 8.5 years I have never watched one episode of Shameless. The subject matter is too disturbing.


Macy is very good in it, but
the story is odd. I'll watch
more to see where it goes.
6 kids, there has to be 6
kid storylines which I will
find unwatchable unless
they have an actual point
besides 'growing up'.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
September 5th, 2019 at 8:42:59 PM permalink
zippyboy
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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Just remember the show is called Shameless. Perhaps should be Shameful.

I watched the first season. The daughter was hot, that's why. The whole point of the show is that the whole family is NOT wholesome.
September 5th, 2019 at 10:25:47 PM permalink
Evenbob
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5 eps in and it's growing on me. There
is a lot of dark humor, I actually
laughed out loud a few times. The
characters are growing on me and
I'm looking forward to the next
episode. Macy is very funny as the
completely degenerate sociopathic
substance abusing father of the clan.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
September 6th, 2019 at 1:26:28 AM permalink
Fleastiff
Member since: Oct 27, 2012
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Quote: beachbumbabs
It was 1970 when I first heard of them (Amway). Some people I knew got into that in a big way. Think they lost everything investing in soap.
Often called Scamway, I recall the Attorney General of Wisconsin forcing the warning of eighty percent lose money after two years. That article kept an acquaintance in los angeles out of that great time and money sink. Even in Seattle, I know of one woman who invested five thousand dollars in a multi level marketing scheme only to have it utterly collapse one week later. Some families broke up when inlaws got enmeshed in constant sales pitches about high priced green soap or computers or air purifiers.
September 6th, 2019 at 1:45:42 AM permalink
Evenbob
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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Quote: Fleastiff
Often called Scamway,


To people who don't know how
to run a business. Amway is
8 miles from where I'm sitting.
I worked there for 2 years
almost 50 years ago. They had
conventions of dealers here
when I had the cab co, many
Amway distributors became
millionaires thru business savvy
and hard work. The company
owners are billionaires and it's
still a thriving business. They
employ 3000 people in the
factory near me, and 17.000
worldwide. That's workers,
not distributors.

It's hardly a scam.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
September 6th, 2019 at 1:53:18 AM permalink
Fleastiff
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Quote: Evenbob
It's hardly a scam.
when you have millions to hire lawyers, you are not a scam anymore than when you have millions to hire lawyers about being a religion instead of a cult.
September 6th, 2019 at 3:32:20 AM permalink
Fleastiff
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Quote: Mosca
Started watching "On Becoming a God in Central Florida". Scathing look at multi-level marketing schemes. Kirsten Dunst is great. Saw the first two episodes, have the next one waiting in queue.
just clicked on the free first episode, couldn't stand more than five minutes of it.
September 6th, 2019 at 9:08:55 AM permalink
Dalex64
Member since: Mar 8, 2014
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Watched the first episode of Carnival Row. My wife and I liked it.

The setting is the fantasy equivalent of 19th century London.

It's got some grit, some action, a little nudity, and yes plenty of xenophobia. A bit of gore, too - the opening scene had a lot of people being shot neatly through the forehead.

Looks like the main female character has the ability to kick butt. The main male lead, played by Orlando Bloom, also looks like he's willing to whip out a can of whoop-ass to right a perceived wrong.

They use a fair amount of cgi for characters in some scenes, and it is noticeable, so that bit isn't the greatest. I'm not sure if it is more creepy or less than a Ralph Bakshi rotoscope. It is probably more creepy since it is trying to look real and doesn't quite make it.

The story, at least so far, about a down-trodden and mistreated lower class of people certainly isn't new. Except the people have wings or rams horns.

Visually, though, even with some of the less-than-great cgi, it is pretty good. The fantasy/period recreation of the setting is thorough and believable.
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts." Daniel Patrick Moynihan
September 6th, 2019 at 10:31:50 AM permalink
Evenbob
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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Quote: Dalex64
Watched the first episode of Carnival Row. My wife and I liked it.
.


You lasted longer than I did,
I made it to about 40 min.
Way too many characters
to keep track of, way to
much CGI, way too dark, and
the script rambles around
trying to find a point. Bored
me to tears.

"Unfortunately, this type of "entertainment" is just going to get worse. Instead of writing stories about what society is actually like, they're writing stories about what they want it to be like. Unrealistic inclusion, hyperbolic victimization, white people always evil to some extent. It's soft SJW propaganda written by Millennials to force a kind of world view that they most likely don't really believe exists. They're tying to start "a thing" because it sells. They also cast dead-eyed, soulless, unconvincing, under-intelligent actors because that behavior represents the kind of "culture" they're trying to attract. If they actually had very good acting, the viewers would probably be "outraged and offended" because they aren't quite like they are. It's intentional, insubstantial, vapid mediocrity written by and for crybaby SJW pussies to feel better about themselves without enacting real change for the betterment of their convenient perception of society. We're approaching another election year, and soon there will be full saturation of this type of cheap, expletive riddled, 'victim porn'. Personal accountability is offensive to the dubiously "put-upon" and the soft, clammy, noodle-armed embrace of victim-hood enjoys company, and feeds off it like a snake devouring its tail. Welcome to The New American Way."
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
September 11th, 2019 at 8:29:27 AM permalink
terapined
Member since: Aug 6, 2014
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Posts: 4918
ESPN 30 FOR 30
Watched Dennis Rodman doc last nite. 2 hours
It was fascinating.
He was weird but have to admit I was a big fan back in the day.
Really the only player I ever saw that could really play great D on Shaq
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
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