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Roseanne Redux

I'm still not watching this, but now I realized why - I don't believe that the Roseanne Connor that I loved, the Roseanne that was standing up for labor rights and conditions, the Roseanne that was ahead of her time on gay rights and gender equality, coul Go »

Spring 2018

Thanks guys. It took a while to figure out that it referenced the mummy, and that was a long shot. I was looking for someone who danced with something broken for some bit of time. Go »

Past Tense

First thing that came to mind is the: following Sam the dog into a building scene from I Am Legend. The YouTube clip doesn't do it justice, but I will never forget seeing that in the theater. Heart Go »

A Confederacy of Dunces

Here's an appreciation of Isle of Dogs from a Japanese viewer. Whether or not you think the film committed cultural appropriation, it went t Go »


Kelly and I just finished the first season on Hulu. I know that the second is airing now and we'll see it when it's on streaming. It's... Go »

Memento Miscellany

Do certain objects unexpectedly feel like a connection to the past for you? I expect that feeling for souvenirs and picture frames that are intended to evoke memories, but I find myself surprised when I think about how certain ordinary objects conjure up Go »

Feeling Old for the First Time

Oddly enough, watching Doogie Howser, M.D.. Go »

Les Enfants Terribles

Millenials want to make the world better. Literally every other generation just wants to watch it burn. I don't know how popular this is outside of my Higher Ed circles, but the Beloit College Mindset Go »

Joke's on You

Oh damn, that's good. Go »

March Madness Bracket Challenge

Glad everyone enjoyed it. I'll try to remember to set it up again next year! Go »

Lowest of the Low

I'm very much against corporate personhood. Corporations should not get legal protection for their "beliefs" and "opinions." But if we're going to have it, we can't reward some opinions and punish others. Go »


Given the weather lately, how are you New Englanders holding up? Each time I hear about another major storm striking th Go »

Singularity Sensation

A truly beautiful mind. I'm in my third reading of A Brief History of Time and highly recommend Black Holes and Baby Universes. Remarkable, witty, and possessing an accelerated sense of irony. Go »

The Daylight Savings Time is Now

A completely inane concept that has long passed its supposed benefits. Go »

Winter 2018

Also: Congrats, Russ, on a very difficult solve of Conrad Bluth. You have again extended your record number of solo solutions. Go »

Oscars 2018

It was a good year in our contest. Returning players did well, but new player Dave Guthmann, who joined only a day before the contest, won with 120 out of a possible 124 points. Incredible! Go »

20 Years of Celebrity Goos

The answers and 20th anniversary info for every goo in the 20th Anniversary theme have now been revealed, if anyone missed any along the way. Go »


Credit where credit is due - Rick Scott is actually trying to do something: Go »

Hit Me with Your Best Shot

I was briefly declared the winner? I demand a recount!!! Oh, well...congrats Go »

Every Day the 14th

Do you have a favorite tradition for Valentine's Day? Go »

Dexter and Pebbles

I have no doubt that some people do legitimately need such animals. I haven't really tried using a hamster to cope through life's cruelties, so who am I to judge? But simultaneously, I very much doubt that most of the airline passengers (and restaurant-go Go »

Star Trek: Discovery

Kelly and I just finished watching the end of the first season. Final verdict: We love this show. This has become both our favorite show on the (proverbial) air today, and a Sunday-night ritual for us that I cannot wait to resume in the fall. Go »

The Truth is Still Out There

I was so hard on the premiere that I thought it only fair to mention that the next few episodes since then have been much better, still in the mold of the original X Files but acknowledging the series's (and characters') age. Any season that Go »

Exclusive Deal

I knew that I had no chance of winning when I made my final play, regardless of where I played that card. I figured if I was going to lose, I'd lose spectacularly! Go »

Funeratic's 2017 in Numbers

The only goos published in 2017 with no solves were Paul McLoone and Bernie Leadon. If you're referring to creators, that's one goo each created by you Go »

Best Movies of 2017

The final tally has been revealed. I'm very pleased with the list; those are some good movies! As I've said after other recent yea Go »

Rendering History

We've started watching The Crown on Netflix -- every episode of which is excellent so far -- and remarking on how much the cast looks like the real people they portray. They're close, though biology prev Go »


Yeah, agreed, I think. Having fewer players makes ties even less likely. Go »

It's Only Rock and Roll

Erik, it's all good. I assumed from the start that you valued the suffering of the victims far above your own entertainment interests. I don't know (or want to know) anybody who wouldn't. Go »

Football 2017

Plenty of nail biters made it all the more fun. Thanks to everyone who participated and here's hoping for more coaches next year! Go »

TV Jerks

Yeah, Kelly and I continue to be blown away by how good Uzo Aduba is in the part. Maybe I'm being unfair; Orange is the New Black is a considerably more complex show than Big Bang Theory, and comparing their characters is not apples to a Go »

People Who Look Like People

Mr. Rosso from Freaks and Geeks and This White Walker Go »

Deck the Office Halls

I like how Die Hard is fighting its way into the Christmas movie canon. I've had four separate conversations about it becoming a Christmas movie this month. Kelly swears it's not really a Christmas movie, which, duh, that's the joke. Go »

What's on the Ol' Boob Tube?

Yeah, I spotted that on Netflix and queued it immediately. I don't bake but I still look forward to watching it. Go »

Disney Buys Fox

What do you make of Disney buying most of Fox? For the curious, Go »

The Rise and Fall of Keaton Jones

Amen to that. Go »


If you could ask a deceased relative or ancestor one question, who would you choose and what would you ask? Go »

Treat Yo Self

I definitely fall to food, as well, but I've been working hard lately to change that and to find other self-care outlets. Aside from TV and calories, though, I haven't found anything that really sticks. Go »

Scott's Pet Peeve #1013

I'm really sorry to hear that. :-( Go »

Complaints Dept.

Yes! Actively working towards a solution, or at least finding a healthier coping mechanism, is much better than complaining. Denise, you have plenty that you could choose to complain about, so I applaud your restraint. Go »

Attitude of Gratitude

This is such a great thread - this will sound arrogant, but I'll say this: Oddly, I'm pretty good at appreciating what other people have done and what the world has given me. I try to really show my love and appreciation for others and have been decent Go »

Neutral Zoning

Most of the public concern about the end of net neutrality is that ISPs will charge more for certain access, like asking you to fork over more money for high-bandwidth websites like Netflix. If that's all it ever amounts to, I won't mind, because a much b Go »

Musical Memento

I am rather partial to X Japan's "Art of Life." For starters, its epic, awesome, interesting, and very long (30+ish minutes) so it could easily be edited. Video Several years ago, I remember disc Go »

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Gay Marriage

I think we've mentioned it in passing, but I couldn't find an official thread here about gay marriage. There are a lot of changes going on right now in legislature. 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. Go »

Interesting Videos.....Or Whatever

Thought I would start a thread to post interesting videos in. Here's a pretty neat video. 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. To a large degree that's normal and expected, but to the degree it doesn't have to be that way, I'd like to do so Go »

Current Goo

Does the current goo have all the leaders stumped? Can I declare victory now? 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. Go »

"Shall We Play a Game?"

Time for a meme game (thanks Gina). 1. Go »