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Star Trek: Picard

It did very much feel like "I didn't leave Starfleet. Starfleet left me." Go »

Fictive Physicians

Dr. Who... I may not be cured... but oh, the adventure! Go »

Oscars 2020

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Hope Springs Never

It's... a little better. But not much. 5-10% better. One big improvement is The Void, a 20-minute VR attraction. Go »


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Decade Delimiter

I may seem to have tipped my hand already, but I'm actually on Team Decades-Are-Arbitrary. A decade is any ten-year period; I could say that the current decade runs from 11:27am on Wednesday, October 12, 2016, until the same time and day in 2026. Go »

To Remove or Not to Remove

I really hate trump for what he's done. I really don't see him being removed. But it is on his record and might persuade people to vote for someone else. Go »

The Golden Globes Riddle

Maybe it's just because I read too much entertainment news, but I've seen a lot of coverage of the Golden Globe nominations today, and I see lots of excited talk about them in general at this time of year. Go »

The Best Movies of 2019

Yeah, I heard that's coming and it should be funny. Since one of the biggest hits of 2019 was Joker, I wonder if the Impractical Jokers movie will make some kind of reference to it, like dancing on the stairwell or something. Go »

Winter 2020

The 83rd season of Celebrity Goo Game begins tomorrow. I have some fun things planned for the season that will reveal themselves soon. Go »

Seeing a Solution

Not as well as I had hoped. I tried the McDonald's, but it's apparently the Friday-morning gathering site for two clubs of retired men who argue non-stop. Go »

The Greatest Propaganda Machine in History

Ross Douthat wrote an interesting counter-argument, and cites scientific research that undermines part of Sacha Baron Cohen's argument. Go »

Broken Rock

I've spent about nine hours on this over two days, and I wish I could say that I had an explanation for these issues. Go »

The Best Films of the Decade

Samir, I never responded specifically to your well-written list. Of the movies that I've seen, I agree; Coco, Mad Max: Fury Road, Lincoln, and Grand Budapest Hotel were all excellent. Go »

Christmas Creep

If my understanding is correct, in the southern hemisphere, predominantly Christian nations celebrate two Christmases: One in July when it snows, which is a cultural Christmas with gift-giving and decorations and so on, and one in December that solemnly honors the religious holiday. Go »

Age Rage

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Favorite Filmmakers

Another good list. I can agree with every one. Go »


We got Disney+ on day one. The service was shockingly buggy at first, but it has mostly been fixed now, although we do still get one persistent bug: Nearly everything we watch freezes about 1-2 minutes in; the video locks while the audio keeps playing. Go »

Catch and Kill Me

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Happy Birthday Russ

Thanks all. I had a good day, left all pressure for another day to worry over, and pretty much just relaxed. Go »

23 Years

I'm glad the site is still going strong. Thanks Go »


No worries. Mistakes happen. Or they don't. However we want to categorize this. Either way, not the end of the world. Go »

Extra Life 2019

Also, I'd like specifically to thank the three donors who came in at the end, Jeff and two anonymous donors. Go »

Bet Regret

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Digital License Plates

What do you think of the rise of digital license plates? I'm cynical, so I assume that 90% of the promised benefits are there to snow us. Go »

Cinematic Cities

Yeah, that show could easily be set in my part of Florida. People are definitely like that here. For example, there's a nearby Mexican restaurant that has $1 tacos on Tuesdays. Go »

38? You don't look a day over 37.

Thanks Erik and LaVonne. Go »

Fall 2019

Nice going Steve. Good luck next round. Go »

The Last Password

I neglected to get back to you on this, Erik, but those are good points. I don't know if it helps, but one of the advantages of owning my own domain is that every address @ my domain all routes to my real inbox elsewhere. Go »

Personality Tests at Work

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That was a strangely delayed double-post. Go »

Happy Belated, Samir!

Happy belated Birthday Go »

Vexing Volumes

I had great expectations for Robrt Bly's, Iron John. I blame me, not him necessarily, for being generally disappointed in it. Go »

This is Us

I think the myth of white innocence is an important thing to consider and challenge, but yes, it's closely related to the bigger myth of American innocence. Go »

We Built This City

Nice comeback. Congrats. Go »

Happy Birthday Erik

Thanks, Samir. Not to be a downer in a birthday celebration thread, but... In the past year, I learned that I have some of the best friends and family I could ever ask for (you all, included). Go »

Scott's Pet Peeve #7510

Haha, yes. I doubt Sony will take that advice, but it's good advice. Way back in the Tobey Maguire years, I used to think that two villains was the right number per picture, if one was the real villain that drove the plot, and the other was only around for one action scene at the beginning. Go »

Summer 2019

Thanks! It wasn't a easy battle. I thought that Matt had this round. Good Luck to everybody this round. Go »

Master of My Domain

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The 51st

Yes, good point. :-D Go »

On the QT

Here in St. Louis, a search for QT in Google brings up a lot of results for QT, and until I clicked into this discussion the first time, I thought you were going to be talking about the convenience store. Go »

High Crimes and Misdemeanors

Yes. People keep talking about subsequent removal from office as if it's the only point of impeachment. Go »

This is Halloween

The latest product jumping on the bandwagon: Pumpkin Spice Spam. Go »

Unpopular Opinions

We didn't actually like the Jim Carrey Grinch that much but Cat in the Hat was on Netflix and we randomly checked it out. Go »

Too Slow to Talk

The two people who seem to have mistaken my slow text responses for disinterest are both older than me, in their fifties. Go »

Local Food is Strange, When You're a Stranger

Toasted Ravioli - Italians would probably have a heart attack when they saw what we've done to it. Dipped in marinara, it's quite delicious. Go »

Football 2019

Congrats on beating my crappy team! It's not your fault they were crappy and I'm glad you could take advantage. Go »

Office Hours

I'll be unavailable tomorrow. Go »


If anyone's curious, that "hint" image about the next tournament was the unused original version of the stage image. Go »

What's on the Ol' Boob Tube?

Kelly and I absolutely fell in love with Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, an Australian detective series set in the Roaring Twenties with a contagiously fun-loving heroine. Go »

A Confederacy of Dunces

And it's official, Confederate will never air, to the shock of no one. Go »

Retiring Phrases

I'm getting really tired of Republicans saying that "Democrats just can't get over the fact that Trump won in 2016. Go »

Star Swap

Jane Levy: TV's Emma Stone. Go »

Is It Time to Get the Cats Fixed?

I like the idea of more frequent cats. Seems like a minor change that could have considerable impact on game play and strategy. Go »

Longest Discussions

These are Tragic Comedy's all-time longest discussions.

Gay Marriage

I think we've mentioned it in passing, but I couldn't find an official thread here about gay marriage. Go »

Yankees Win! Theeeeee Yankees Win!

Read the subject. That is all. Go »

Rock Block

I'm pleased to introduce the newest game on, Rock Block. It's part strategy game, part collecting game, part business game, and part rock-n-roll fantasy league. Go »

Interesting Videos.....Or Whatever

Thought I would start a thread to post interesting videos in. Here's a pretty neat video. This girl is nuts for doing this though. Go »

Election Day

Let's begin. Go »


It's been three weeks since Rock Block launched, and the early rush of mass participation has given way to a few regulars playing constantly. Go »

Current Goo

Does the current goo have all the leaders stumped? Can I declare victory now? Or have we just not had enough time? Go »

Goo: Towers

Recently, I've been talking about taking the goo game in a different direction. That plan goes into effect tonight, with the start of Round XLI in five hours. Go »

Round XXX Tournament

We will begin in just five days. Here is the line-up for Friday, July 27th: Mike Eberhart vs. Denise Sawicki Dave Mitzman vs. Go »

"Shall We Play a Game?"

Time for a meme game (thanks Gina). 1. Pick five of your favorite movies that many people have seen. Go »