Cohen drops libel suits against BuzzFeed, Fusion GPS by Nutjob18 in politics

[–]SomeCalcium 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I think Cohen is one of those few cases of a Trump associate being legitimately loyal to Trump. I'm of the impression that most Trump's ilk surrounds Trump because of like minded interests, but Cohen specifically put himself into Trump's orbit because he views Trump as the be-all-end-all of New York City elite. He's just as wrapped in the inner workings of the Trump organization as Trump's own children are.

Official Discussion: Isle of Dogs [SPOILERS] by mi-16evil in movies

[–]SomeCalcium 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The moment the theme from Seven Samurai played, I was in love. This film is a love letter to Japanese filmmaking.

Official Discussion: Isle of Dogs [SPOILERS] by mi-16evil in movies

[–]SomeCalcium 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The motivations of several characters were not well defined; which left me questioning why characters did what they did, such as the sudden change of heart in the main villain.

I don't really think the change of heart is all that much of a mystery. He was spurned by both the love of his ward and the boy's haiku.

Diner Lobster - SNL by deadpool902 in television

[–]SomeCalcium 61 points62 points  (0 children)

The fact that Les Mis isn't really relative at the moment makes it better, in my opinion. It's so out of left field.

Fuck the science agenda! 🇺🇸 by 2DeadMoose in PoliticalHumor

[–]SomeCalcium 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Extremist liberals are also very easy to pick out. The right does a great job of making boogeymen out of them. The social justice warrior archetype is preached as the inevitable end all for all liberal thought. Even the “high brow” Conservative talking head Ben Shapiro makes demonizing social justice a center point of a lot of his arguments.

The left has their boogeymen too. Although the difference is that their boogeymen are currently holding office at this point in time. They’re either the new alt-right apologists, race baiting authoritarians like Trump or the Jerry Falwell, rugged individualism types like Pence.

Official Discussion: A Quiet Place [SPOILERS] by mi-16evil in movies

[–]SomeCalcium 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Fun movie. My brother described it as a 90 minute long version of the kitchen scene from Jurassic Park which I think is an apt description. I’ll just share some quick thoughts.

The grain silo scene was definitely a stand out. Something about being sucked down into grain or sand is really horrifying.

The creature design was pretty disappointing. The quasi-human, faceless Cloverfield monster is a Hollywood staple at this point, and I think it needs to go. It’s fine for a television show like Stranger Things, but there has to had to have been other designs pitched to Krasinki and co that were rejected in favor of the one we got.

I’m trying not to think too hard about the world itself, but things do kind of fall apart when you start asking questions. Did nobody stop to think that maybe a creature with extremely acute hearing might be sensitive to loud or high frequencies? Do people that snore get wiped out first? Why in God’s name would you have a child with these things around? But these are just plot contrivances and not plot holes. The family’s situation is believable.

Overall a solid flick, but I think a meta critic score of 82 is a bit too high. It’s not particularly memorable, and the concept of being hunted relentlessly by an all but unstoppable creature isn’t a new concept. This is no Alien. Hell, there was a Black Mirror episode with this very concept this past season and that episode might be just a bit better since that episode does a better job of establishing a sense of dread at the notion of being relentlessly hunted down. In addition, the movie is just a bit too reliant on jump scares for my taste.

All in all, it’s a great first outing for Krasinski. The acting was good, kids were great. Sound design was also really good. Helped play up the tension in a lot of scenes. I really like John Krasinki and glad that he’s really managed to break out of the role of being Jim from the Office.

Terraria: Otherworld - This is the End: Otherworld Development Cancelled by TaintedSquirrel in Games

[–]SomeCalcium 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The only thing Starbound really excels at is building. The pixel art is quite nice and the game in teeming with unique assets. I always enjoy looking at custom builds for that reason.

Otherwise, the game suffers from really unfocused design. The game has a ton of features, but none of them work in tandem with one another and many of them aren’t fleshed out leaving them feeling incomplete.

The crew feature feels like a waste since it doesn’t really serve a function. I never bothered with this feature for that reason.

The enemy collecting feels like a waste since there’s only a set amount of unique enemy types. They should have continued releasing new monsters after release.

The Mech and space station feature was alright, but it was disconnected from the core gameplay.

I would’ve liked to see patches that focused on new weapon types, a better armor progression system, new biomes, and new unique creatures. Just adding to the experience in a more practical way.

Michael Cohen’s visiting Prague would be a huge development in the Russia investigation by ToadProphet in politics

[–]SomeCalcium 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Not only does it not tell the full story it actually subtly discredits it in some people's eyes. I have no idea why but it does.

  1. You live in an information bubble where, despite solid reporting from organizations like WaPo, NYT, and WSJ, you're unwilling to accept that anything they report is legitimate.

  2. And, probably more important, you believe that without the Steele Dossier there would be no Russia investigation. Since you believe that, the fact that the Dossier was, at one point, paid for by Trump's political opponents, the whole thing seems like a hit job.

Neither of those positions are reasonable since 1 allows you to doubt literally everything you read and 2. the investigation doesn't hinge on the Steele Dossier. Also, I think your question was most likely rhetorical since denying the thing based on who paid for it is a ridiculous notion to begin with.

Jumanji and New Hampshire by SakuOtaku in newhampshire

[–]SomeCalcium 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm a huge fan, personally. He's got the best Late Night show on air and he's involved in some great projects like Documentary Now.

Jumanji and New Hampshire by SakuOtaku in newhampshire

[–]SomeCalcium 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Seth Meyers is from Bedford, New Hampshire. I believe him and his brother both went to West High School in Manchester. Might not be 100% on that though. He mentions is a lot on Late Night.

During holidays he'll have his family on and they'll talk about NH.

Jumanji and New Hampshire by SakuOtaku in newhampshire

[–]SomeCalcium 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If I'm not mistaken, the director is from Manchester. Some of the old Derrick Comedy vids with Donald Glover were filmed in the Millyard.

[FRESH ALBUM] Say Sue Me - Where We Were Together by indievidual in indieheads

[–]SomeCalcium 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Glad I gave this a full listen. The last track is seven minutes long, but it's the highlight of the record. Really gorgeous song.

Would term limits on Congressman be beneficial for this country? by daver2017 in PoliticalDiscussion

[–]SomeCalcium 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Just for clarification, you're saying that they should serve a 3 year term with a 5 term limit?

Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader's lip sync scene from the Skeleton Twins. by jordanmcewen in videos

[–]SomeCalcium 12 points13 points  (0 children)

It's alright. Pretty forgettable, to be honest. I say this as someone who's a die hard Bill Hader fan.

[Tuesday] Daily Music Discussion - - April 10, 2018 by AutoModerator in indieheads

[–]SomeCalcium 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, I'm glad that this sub isn't dominated by 20 year old versions of myself. I was pretty stringent about the kind of music I listened to at the time and just straight out wasn't willing to listen to anything that I didn't consider indie rock.

Asian guy is excited to meet an American by kingofthekarts in videos

[–]SomeCalcium 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yuck. I can't stand it. It's like whenever anyone puts on Darius Rucker's version of Wagon Wheel, it's Old Crow Medicine Show or bust.

Megathread: F.B.I. Raids Office of Trump’s Longtime Lawyer Michael Cohen by PoliticsModeratorBot in politics

[–]SomeCalcium -1 points0 points  (0 children)

It depends on if this investigation is allowed to go on unimpeded. If it reaches its natural conclusion, it's likely that Trump will face obstruction of justice charges. Additionally, several members of Trump's inner circle will likely be indicted. Off the top of my head - the most likely members of Trump's inner circle to be indicted are Kushner and Don Jr..

If Trump fires Mueller, than it's likely we won't see the investigation continued unless the Democrats take the house back in November. A lot of folks significantly smarter than I think that Mueller being fired would result in a significant point swing toward the Democrats in November. Considering that we're already in a potential blue wave territory for the House, it's likely we'd see a lot more losses in likely R seats in the Senate or in Governor's mansions.

Megathread: F.B.I. Raids Office of Trump’s Longtime Lawyer Michael Cohen by PoliticsModeratorBot in politics

[–]SomeCalcium 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Man, it is so hard to read anything this guy says. It amazes me that anyone can read something like this and not only agree with it, but think that this man might be smart or capable enough to lead the country.

Crisis Pregnancy Centers: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO) by BoogsterSU2 in television

[–]SomeCalcium 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Just to emphasize your point, abortions rates have really plummeted since spiking in the 80's. Here is an article from NPR going over that data. Abortions now occur at a less frequent rate than they did when Roe v Wade legalized abortions nation wide.

Who is expected to run for president in the Democratic Party for the 2020 election? by ITS-A-JACKAL in PoliticalDiscussion

[–]SomeCalcium 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Very few are. The only politician I could see doing as well on the national stage as Obama did would be someone like Jason Kander, and, unfortunately, he lost his senate bid. Otherwise he'd be the front runner right now.

Who is expected to run for president in the Democratic Party for the 2020 election? by ITS-A-JACKAL in PoliticalDiscussion

[–]SomeCalcium 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Demographics are working against her in both states.

I can speak a little bit better to New Hampshire since I live here. I think that if Biden and Bernie both decide not to run in 2020 than it's between Gillibrand (who resembles Clinton) and Booker (who resembles Obama). Although Clinton didn't do well in 2016, I think Bernie was particularly poised to win New Hampshire that year. She also still managed to just barely eek out a win in this state despite doing pretty poorly nationally. I could also see one of the other maybe candidates like Bullock potentially doing well here.

I'd gladly eat my words though. I prefer Harris over Gillibrand.

Who is expected to run for president in the Democratic Party for the 2020 election? by ITS-A-JACKAL in PoliticalDiscussion

[–]SomeCalcium 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I also think people need to ask themselves what the election would've looked like if Obama had been on the ballot instead of Hillary. It wouldn't have been a contest. If we didn't have term limits on the presidency, Obama would be our president for the forseeable future.

Who is expected to run for president in the Democratic Party for the 2020 election? by ITS-A-JACKAL in PoliticalDiscussion

[–]SomeCalcium 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Harris will get slaughtered in New Hampshire and Iowa and Booker will take South Carolina. I don't see Harris winning unless Booker doesn't decide to run. She's pretty much out by Super Tuesday although California being on the ballot on Super Tuesday may help her quite a bit.

You're also ignoring the force that is Gillibrand who I think just does sort of well during the early primaries and could rally during the later half of the primary.

None of this matters if Biden or Bernie run, if both of them run, they split Iowa and NH with Bernie taking NH and Biden taking Iowa. From there it's a two horse race.