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1  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Who Will Be The Super Bowl MVP? on: January 30, 2015, 02:10:50 pm
Darrelle Revis b/c God hates the Jets

At least you have a ring. Try crying to a Bills, Vikings, or Browns fan.
2  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Romney says he's not running on: January 30, 2015, 02:06:10 pm
So, without Romney in the race, how do Mormons vote? Jeb? Surely not Huckabee or Santorum.
3  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Who Will Be The Super Bowl MVP? on: January 29, 2015, 11:45:13 am
Russell Wilson doesn't need an MVP performance; he just needs to play like he usually does and not like when Kearse deflects two balls for interceptions.
4  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: The last movie you've seen thread 2014 and 2015 on: January 26, 2015, 12:40:24 pm
Finally got around to watching The Grand Budapest Hotel, as everyone seems to love it, and it seemed more palatable than Boyhood or the generic biopic crap that got nominated for Best Picture.

TGBH was my first Wes Anderson movie. His movies have never particularly interested me, though I've thought about watching Moonrise Kingdom. I have very mixed feelings about TGBH: while I found the characters charming and endearing and the story interesting enough if a bit bizarre, Anderson's cinematograhic style was incredibly oppressive. With every character always moving at right angles to the camera, everything symmetric, and the environment flat, I felt like everyone was a puppet being forced through some overbearing maze. I think that's kind of the point, what with his "dollhouse" style and all, but I just couldn't stand it. I felt claustrophobic and confined, just praying that someone would do something different or we'd get some other camera angle, but there was no relief to be had. Between that and the ridiculously bad effects at times (e.g. the ski chase), I can't say that it was an experience I'd want to have very many times.
5  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Super Bowl XLIX Predictions on: January 20, 2015, 12:07:40 am
Still going with Seattle, obviously.
6  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: AFC & NFC Championship Predictions on: January 17, 2015, 07:04:04 pm
Seattle repeats. It's already the longest the NFL has gone without repeat champions in the Super Bowl era. I think New England beats Indy; I also think the Seahawks would have an easier time with NE than with IND.
7  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: 2014 Gubernatorial Races by CD on: January 17, 2015, 07:02:35 pm
Fallin vs. Dorman
OK-01: Fallin 58.67% (97,995), Dorman 38.36% (64,068)
OK-02: Fallin 52.23% (84,994), Dorman 43.11% (68,835)
OK-03: Fallin 61.14% (104,231), Dorman 35.61% (60,711)
OK-04: Fallin 53.48% (88,811), Dorman 43.25% (71,820)
OK-05: Fallin 52.26% (77,466), Dorman 44.85% (66,483)
Either OK-04 or OK-05: Fallin 50.89% (6,801), Dorman 47.31% (6,322)
8  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: UPDATED 12/18: Current NFL playoff seed predictions on: December 22, 2014, 02:03:23 am
2. Seattle Seahawks
5. Arizona Cardinals

You need to pay attention to standings and schedules, my friend.

If Seattle beats Arizona next week and/or they end up with the same record, Seattle wins the division.

But Seattle has to go to Arizona to win that game. Not saying it's impossible to do, but playing on the road is especially difficult when there's playoff implications.

So, uh, yeah.
9  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Pro-Life Feminists on: December 19, 2014, 12:17:05 am
Generally positive.
10  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Should Family Guy do an episode about killing Kim Jong-un? on: December 18, 2014, 07:00:48 pm
Yes, that way the show can get banned too.
11  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Sony hackers threaten 9/11 style attacks on theaters that show "The Interview". on: December 18, 2014, 04:02:03 pm
A number of theaters that had The Interview pulled decided to play Team America instead. However, Paramount has now banned them from doing so.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Oxford School of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts IV on: December 17, 2014, 11:28:04 pm
Massive HP for creating one of the most arrogant, bigoted, mind-bogglingly stupid shows on TV.
13  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Which electoral maps are the most aesthetically pleasing to your eye? on: December 17, 2014, 07:40:50 pm
I'm partial to my 2012 WA precinct maps:

14  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Would you rather visit China or Cuba? on: December 17, 2014, 06:43:05 pm
China has an incredible amount of natural beauty. I wouldn't mind visiting Jiuzhaigao and the rest of Sichuan, the Yarlung Tsangpo Grand Canyon, parts of Tibet, Xinjiang (Tianshan Mountains, Dzungarian Basin, Taklamakan Desert, Urumqi), parts of Manchuria including Lake Khanka, etc.
15  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obama to announce sweeping changes in Cuba policy today! on: December 17, 2014, 02:50:27 pm
Pope Francis played key role in U.S.-Cuba deal
16  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: AL: 2014 State Treasurer General Election Result on: December 17, 2014, 12:37:35 pm
Wait, the Dems seriously couldn't field a candidate against a guy named "Young Boozer"?
17  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of the band "Issues" on: December 16, 2014, 05:45:09 pm
At least they have actual lyrics.
18  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: The Onion has a new clickbait site, and of course it's genius on: December 16, 2014, 05:42:07 pm
Yeah, that article isn't remotely SJW in the contemporary sense. SJWs don't care about class, and they certainly don't care about the plight of white men (like person #2 in the article) no matter their social circumstances (unless they're gay or some other "minority" and sometimes not even then).

It is very "social justice-y" in the slightly older sense of the word, though.
19  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Furries. on: December 15, 2014, 03:42:18 pm
Obviously horrible.
20  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: What do you think the government should provide? on: December 15, 2014, 03:40:49 pm
Generally only what the market in some way fails to provide (or rather, what it underprovides): non-rival and/or non-excludable goods, those with un-internalized positive externalities, natural monopolies (case-by-case), goods in otherwise incomplete markets, goods to correct for information failures, etc.
21  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Share interesting raw vote facts here on: December 15, 2014, 12:02:46 pm
Obama 2012 vs Republican Senate Candidate 2014

When its Romney vs. Dem Senate candidate, Romney defeats every one except Schatz, Merkley, Markey, and Reed.

Here's the map:

22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: When did you register for the Atlas Forum? on: December 15, 2014, 10:46:14 am
September 2008.
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Were you born in the same state/province you live in currently? on: December 14, 2014, 06:35:37 pm
No, I was born in California. However, I've lived in WA about eight times longer than I ever lived there.
24  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: LEAST Favorite U.S. States Tournament: Round 2 on: December 14, 2014, 12:22:51 am
How I voted:

25  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Who was the last republican nominee to win new york city? on: December 13, 2014, 03:06:04 pm
Javits won NYC in 1962 and 1968.
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