Watching “Inside Llewyn Davis” and finding it utterly depressing. What are y’all up to tonight?
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Watching “Inside Llewyn Davis” and finding it utterly depressing. What are y’all up to tonight?
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Late night grilled cheese sammiches…..yum.
Plan to spend most of the evening after dinner (which won’t be for several hours yet) baking stuff for tomorrow night’s regular gathering while some episodes yet unwatched of Not Going Out run in the background.
Harmless Britcom with enough flashes of clever dialogue to keep it entertaining.
Okay, “Inside Llewyn Davis” was the wrong movie for me to watch. I was already depressed, and now I’m even more so. Thanks for nothing, Coen Bros!
Had an early St. Patrick’s Day party at work and ate way too many chips and pretzels, but haven’t had a real dinner yet. It was fun, but my boss got annoyed that we didn’t have enough ice to keep the beer cold. No, seriously.
And for the non-drinkers, the Virgil’s root beer mini party keg was a huge hit as always.
This might cheer you up. My favorite of the #mcconnelling videos so far.
If you want to see something melancholy that isn’t depressing in the end, I would recommend The Descendants if you haven’t seen it yet. It’s sad (and funny and tragic and farcical) but the family ends up stronger at the end (not a spoiler).
Or just say, “Fuck it all” and watch a funny movie, preferably one your mom loved. My dad loved The Producers and Animal House.
Won an Oscar for Frozen and ran out of ice?
The gods of comedy guffaw on their thrones.
I feel like a movie. Would I find August: Osage County too talky? Why is there no 3D version of Mr Peabody and Sherman playing in KL? How should I see the 300 sequel: in 3D to savour its high-testosterone low-accuracy ancient history, in 2D, or should I just skip it?
@MomSense: Will check it out. Thanks!
@Mnemosyne: Thanks for the rec. My mom loved “Moonstruck.” We were always quoting it. “Old man, if you give those dogs another piece of my food, I’m gonna kick ya til yer dead!”
@Amir Khalid: If you like your men sweaty and fighting, I’d just wait for the fights this weekend.
The thread the other night was long dead before I got to it, but wanted to tell you Stitches is a great idea. I started designing my own things and now the ideas are coming faster than I can knit them!! I wish I had Mrs. Weasley’s knitting spells.
Speaking of the Coens, does anybody know anything about the forthcoming “Fargo” series? The mind boggles….
@trollhattan: I didn’t know there was going to be a series! Love the movie, though.
Mike in NC
Dallas Buyers Club was terrible in every way imaginable. Dreary and depressing. Worst thing we’ve suffered through in years.
Speaking of teebee, have found “Justified” to have lost a bit of its edge and coherence this season. Still glued to it for the parts that Just Work, but also think the spirit of Elmore Leonard has truly left the building.
In other teebee news, “Louie” is returning. Time to vacuum out the spaces between sofa cushions, ’cause we’re going to be occupying them.
Oh why oh why would McConnell release a 2 1/2 minute video with no talking? Has he not heard about all the jackals on the internets?
Someone set it to the song “I just had sex”.
Can’t wrap my brain around the concept, but it’s coming anyway.
Oh yes, I’ll be watching.
The Associated Press is quoting an unnamed Malaysian government official saying “investigators have concluded that one of the pilots or someone else with flying experience hijacked the missing Malaysia Airlines jet.”
I call bullshit.
Hey, it was a great strategy for Mike Gravel!
Are you getting the news there of the possibility it was in the air three to four hours after contact was lost? (Based on the satellite pings) If that’s the case, equipment failure drops back in line as the likely cause and the human element comes forward. Additionally, it extends the search range more than a thousand miles, which….whew.
What?? Oh my.
@Mnemosyne: Virgil’s is my favorite root beer, and I’ve had maybe 15 different brands. Save your money though if you see the Virgil’s special edition nutmeg version. I didn’t notice a difference.
@Betty Cracker: “Moonstruck” is awesome. And it’s been on cable a lot the last week. Great acting all around.
@Betty Cracker: As much as I loved the movie (saw it twice in the theater), I haven’t been able to watch it on TV. I start it and I can’t finish it. But yes, it was a good movie.
I think that was reported last night. The new search radius includes all of south-east Asia, most of China and India, quite a bit of Australia, and plenty of deep ocean. Maybe we do need that bomoh’s help after all.
@Amir Khalid: I feel so sorry for the families of the missing. It must be agonizing not to know what happened.
I thought you wrote Inside Lanny Davis and I threw up in my mouth a bit.
I can’t imagine what this ordeal must be like for the families and friends of the missing passengers. It is an agonizing situation.
@GregB: Hahaha! We all know what’s inside that rat-faced dick.
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Getting back into Modern Warfare 3 on the Playstation. It’s better than most other games and has lots of variety in ways to play.
This is true. Lanny Davis, Lanny Breuer…what is it with these guys named Lanny?
Repeating what you posted earlier–suspected hijacking.
Suspect we’re in for two dozen more swell theories to surface, lacking any knowledge of where this plane actually is. In the meantime will make a gentle suggestion to the airlines that you eliminate the cockpit transponder on/off switch.
Skipping through the channels and got stuck on Ed Sullivan’s Rock ’n’ Roll Classics on PBS. Pledge drive fodder, ugh, yet I couldn’t turn away from the old ’60s performance clips. Somehow that led to going to YouTube and listening to every version of “Here Comes My Baby” I could find. And Dwight Yoakam’s “Guitars, Cadillacs.” Go figure.
Now restabilizing with Craig Ferguson. I have really started liking his show since I discovered it a while back. He has crime novelists on; that’s rare. Denise Mina tonight.
@Betty Cracker: Hah! So were we:
“Don’t shit where you eat!”
“I’ll come to your funeral in a red dress!”
and our favorite:
“Your life is going down the toilet!”
Moonstruck had a quote for every occasion as long as the occasion required exclamation marks.
@MaryRC: “I’m confused!” Another favorite. Oh, and –smack– “Snap out of it!” So many quotes in that movie.
Can’t disagree about Justified. It seems to be wobbling a bit. I hope it’s just a momentary gear change, not entropy setting in.
Several of my junk-food, guilty-pleasure, sorta-watch-in-the-background shows have run off the rails. The Red John reveal on The Mentalist was awful, and this season is adrift. NCIS got rid of Ziva and replaced her with a really obnoxious blond databot. Grimm is becoming a soap opera. Elementary is phoning it in. Psych has flat out jumped the shark. Even Ripper Street has seemed a little slack so far this season.
Person of Interest is hanging on, but I’m still trying to figure out why killing off Detective Carter was a good idea. I suppose it was some behind-the-camera thing. I saw Taraji P. Henson on a talk show, and she said her run on the show had always been intended to be limited, but I’m not sure I buy that.
@Amir Khalid: A lot of the technical stuff I’ve been listening to moves very sophisticated hijacking to a strong possibility. And trust me, the details of it make me prefer the idea of a tragic happenstance over a hijacking.
Its so his friends that *He is in no way shape of form coordinating his campaign with* can have good video clips of McConnell to put into their own ads. The dude is 80 years old and doesn’t have the slightest idea that people on the internet would pick it up and mock him for it.
@Steeplejack: Denise Mina is terrific. I started with her trilogy.
I’m not ready to favour any theory myself. Hijackers want something. Hijackers would have started making demands once they had control of the aircraft. If I hijacked a plane and hid it, you would not know where to bring me what I wanted. If I hijacked a plane and crashed it, I wouldn’t get what I wanted. There are good reasons to think hijackers wouldn’t want the plane itself.
When I last looked, no one in charge was ready to reach any conclusion about MH370. What’s known so far doesn’t quite add up in favour of any scenario, so it’s best to wait to know what’s going on.
@Amir Khalid: You really don’t sleep, do you? Not criticizing, just observing.
For consideration, no further comment required.
Might have mentioned last weekend I know a triple-seven pilot, but don’t see her often so haven’t had a opportunity to ask for her thoughts. Am confident their network is abuzz with this utterly vexing mystery.
Really good segment with her tonight. Turns out that they have known each other for a long time, and they got into a funny digression about some day trip in a car they took 20 years ago.
He had Jo Nesbø on a few months ago, but I missed that.
Lately I have been noticing that each night there is a different book on the table with Geoff (the robot). Tonight it was an Ian Rankin title, but I couldn’t make out which one.
I do sleep. I’m not Keith Richards commenting under a pseudonym.
@Amir Khalid: You haven’t made references to shepherd’s pie, so I believe you.
@Amir Khalid: sometimes, the goals of nihilist defy sanity. In this case, if what I’m looking at is at all correct, it’s to gain knowledge and to put it into practice. Remotely controlling the flight systems of planes would be an interesting weapon, no?
Yay! You’ll come back exhausted, especially if you decide to do all of the dinners and activities, but it’s really fun to be around other knitters in a huge group like that. Most people bring a knitting friend or group of friends, but since I’m a loner by nature, I went by myself and just barged in on other people at the banquets and such (because most people go in pairs or small groups, they expect to socialize with strangers, so it wasn’t as weird as it sounds). I got to have some interesting conversations that way.
The marketplace is a danger zone, though. Every time I go to one of those, I end up having to mail things back home because there’s too much to fit in my suitcase.
Someone at work asked me if I’d seen 300 yet and my reply was “I know I’m old but I’m not that old.” Caught him by surprise.
@Steeplejack: She had also said she would not have taken the job if it had been for the full series. So, that could be the behind the camera reason.
One such network.
@Steeplejack: The currently running show that most consistently amazes and enthralls me week after week… is… Adventure Time on Cartoon Network.
I hadn’t been watching it for most of its run, but my daughter got old enough to be into it recently. The first couple of seasons were amusing adventures set in a breezily surreal world, but once the writers got used to the characters and the universe, the writers started building in a remarkable degree of depth, with sly satire and genuine pathos. Every so often they do an episode focusing on a tertiary or guest character that manages to compress an insightful and touching character arc into 12 minutes. Season 5 has twice as many episodes as the previous ones, and I honestly don’t know how they managed to churn so many out without the quality flagging.
I’m a huge Coen Bros. fanboy, so I went to see Llewyn Davis as soon as I could. I left terribly disappointed. The Coens have often made films about unpleasant people and pulled it off. Not this time. A really dreary film with none of the usual Coen flair.
I’m astounded. The superwealthy one-percenter helath insurance CEO Richard Mayhew doesn’t have any medical scam spam on the front page of Balloon Juice today.
Why hasn’t Mayhew bombarded us with yet another 2 or 3 stories per day about how allegedly wonderful America’s broken medical-crony-capitalist system is?
Why hasn’t Mayhew vomited out more smarmy dishonest arguments for paying America’s already scandalously-overpaid doctors more money?
Somebody check on Mayhew. If he’s not lying publicly on the front page of Balloon Juice, he may be ill.