01:03 <@xeno_druxx0r> I'm a goddamned genius.

01:03 < @xeno_druxx0r> Why didn't someone tell me?

Interstellar (after)

This is part two of a two part review. Part one is here. The (after) goes to when I wrote it and, if you’re planning on seeing it, probably when you should read this. This is the spoiler warning.

16:57 < interstellios> interstellar++
16:57 -!- You’re now known as solios
17:02 < solios> just like gravity the big gaping derp is the thing that makes it all work
17:03 < solios> unlike gravity, interstellar was a sweet fusion of apocalyptic scifi, linearly non-linear storytelling, and elements of 2001.
17:55 < ejp> gravity isn’t scifi
18:02 < solios> right, neither is interstellar
18:02 < solios> it’s a logical continuation of Nolan Nolaning on from Inception
18:02 < solios> including the tectonically overloud organ dirge
18:03 < solios> (which even actually *fits* in a few places)
18:03 < solios> it has a basic structural similarity to 2001
18:03 < ejp> that fucking thing
18:03 < solios> Martin called it a chick flick :D

The VFX team did not fail to remove the UPMC logo from any exterior shots. The theater, however, dumped a big steaming load of UPMC propaganda in the filler reel that ran before the previews.

Weighing in at roughly three hours, Interstellar is a reasonably intelligent film that’s not without its issues. How these issues shape your viewing enjoyment depends a lot on how you watch movies – if you consider movies to be for entertainment purposes only you’ll be fine. If you remove the most glaring issue the whole thing falls apart, or becomes unreasonably complicated, or both – a willingness to let hollywood be hollywood is key to enjoyment here. Like last year’s blockbuster Gravity this is science fiction in name only. Physics has been reformatted to fit your screen. Scientists don’t like it when hollywood takes liberties with their work; I’m sure cops and lawyers and soldiers and politicians don’t care for it very much either. When handled reasonably “reformatting” can be shrugged off in the interests of narrative efficiency and I’m fine with it as long as a movie gets the basics right. That doesn’t stop me from taking points off for sloppy or insufficiently handwaved work, though. There are some fairly colossal visual continuity issues buried in the background of a key scene, and at one point a thing seems to blow up for no immediately apparent reason other than aforementioned narrative efficiency. That explosion’s brother shows up a few minutes later for similar reasons so I suppose it’s okay – Interstellar isn’t a bloody movie but it is occasionally violent and without fail every violent act serves to reduce the cast, efficiently ejecting their narrative baggage. I have no idea why the launch vehicle needs two stages of rocket to get out of earth’s atmosphere but later pulls out of two different planets that are Danger Close to a black hole using internal thrust, and I wouldn’t be surprised if the average rocketry enthusiast doesn’t either. Ultimately the liberties the film takes with science – a lot of it forgivable on the presumption that in hollywood facts are for entertainment purposes only – dilute what is a fundamentally emotional message. A message the people that won’t notice the niggly little science issues will receive, loud and clear.

Read as an homage to 2001 or as a reworking of thematic elements of Sunshine, Interstellar is a solid film and a natural continuation of Nolan’s established themes. The difference in effects work between Inception and the climax of Interstellar feels like a step forward, feels like he’s getting closer to visually realizing what these worlds look like in his head, and that bodes well for future work. I just hope that wherever he goes next he leaves the organ behind – it worked with Inception but in Interstellar it feels heavy, leaden, obtrusive and intrusive. Not that a heavy score isn’t in order here… I feel the desired effect could have been achieved without the use of the instrument that practically carried Inception.

Interstellar is long, more fiction than science, and offers a chilling glimpse into an all-too-likely end of the world scenario – global death by starvation and how that shapes the priorities of the state. That’s ultimately background to an investigation of both sides of a blinged out time travel story. It’s very nearly Mad Max: A Space Odyssey – a film that manages to blend together a realistic collapse of civilization with a Hail Mary that works because physics has been reformatted to fit your screen. Hints at posthumanity – altogether more interesting than the execrably dull post-human Johnny Depp Nolan EPed between Batman 3: UPMC and Interstellar – could be interpreted as A Wizard Did It, or, in my opinion, as a modern take on the intelligence behind the Monolith in 2001 and 2010. Future pan-dimensional humans enabling the guy from Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation to fulfill a species-saving pre-destination paradox? It’s better than you’d think.

I enjoyed it enough to recommend it to anyone who’s enjoyed Nolan’s non-Batman films – it’s entertaining, and while I’d shy away from calling it deep it’s certainly deeper than anything else on the silver screen at the moment.

Iron Sky 2: Iron Skyer

06:31 < xeno> holy shit they made an Iron Sky 2
07:00 < ejp> …why?
07:00 < xeno> ejp: because there are people like mdxi and solios in the world who watch bad shit on purpose
07:01 < xeno> worse, people who love the Asylum movies, and things like Sharknado, or Technocroc vs Hexaoctopus or whatever
07:25 < mdxi> nice tits
09:12 < solios> xeno: fuck that noise
09:13 < solios> the first one was shitawful; the only good thing about it was the marketing
09:13 < solios> which promised something that absolutely was not delivered
09:23 < solios> (I’ll never watch the sequel and I am never watching anything else by that production team)
09:26 < xeno> huh
09:26 < xeno> solios: i was somehow under the impression that you loved Iron Sky
09:27 < solios> no
09:27 < solios> I hated it so much I blogged about it
09:27 < xeno> awesome
09:27 < xeno> lol
09:28 < xeno> solios: you apparently even called the sequel…
09:28 < xeno> (sarah palin overdrive)++
09:29 < solios> like I said, imagine that idea only somehow *not* funny

Interstellar (before)

The special effects were breathtaking. Outstanding. But they can’t carry a movie with leaden dialogue, obvious foreshadowing, ham-fisted philosophy, and a serious but misguided attempt to be deep. And a lot of the critical details in the plot were a mishmash of ideas that made no sense.

Okay so it’s exactly like every other Christopher Nolan movie, then.

Having watched his Batman trilogy (three case examples of obvious foreshadowing), The Prestige (leaden dialogue), and Inception (leaden dialogue on top of ham-fisted philosophy and a serious but misguided attempt to be deep) I expect “Interstellar” to exhibit all of these qualities. And more, as the trailer sells it as being a profound, epically epic epic of epic epicness that something something mumble handwave about the human condition, or something. I tuned out after the first VFX shot in order to prevent expectations from forming. I’m so starved for halfway decent sci-fi-as-in-spaceships that I’ll be watching Matthew McConaughey In Spaaaace tomorrow, not for some screenwriter’s idea of Profound Insight but because it’s Matthew McConaughey. IN SPAAAAACE.

I’m expecting nothing else from Interstellar. I know better. I was raised with expectations and hype and George Lucas crushed them both – since The Phantom Menace shit on my soul I ignore hype, rarely read advance reviews, and I’ve taken to leaving my expectations on the floor where they belong. I expect hollywood movies to be buckets of chromed shit and they usually are – if they’re anything else, I’m pleasantly surprised. If I expected hollywood to have accurate physics I’d also have to expect hollywood to present accurate portrayals of cops, doctors, kids, transforming robots from outer space, and so on. I’d have to acknowledge that it’s highly unlikely that the aliens in Independence Day had a computer network that spoke appletalk, and where’s the fun in THAT?

I consider the fact that I’ve been unable to adapt this attitude to the rest of my life to be a personal failing.

Frankly the only way Interstellar could disappoint me is if the VFX team fails to remove the UPMC logo from any exterior shots – seeing their logo feces rubbed all over the third Batman movie was a terrible reminder of just how inescapable they are and I don’t think I could handle the idea of UPMC IN SPAAAAACE.

OJT

01:55 <@Muta_work> I am 100% the worst CSSist
01:55 < solios> I could happily do fuckelse for a paycheck
01:55 < solios> but I’ve never seen a job listing that just wants that
01:55 < solios> they always want minimum 5 years C#, javascript, doesn’t give toothy head, etc
01:56 <@Muta_work> No one knows what or why it says that.
01:56 < solios> yeah, I’ve been told to just lie on the application/resume and learn on the job
01:57 < solios> I did that previously; I don’t recommend it.
01:57 <@Muta_work> It’s fine
01:57 <@Muta_work> I literally know nothing.
01:57 <@Muta_work> And it works out
01:57 < solios> O.o
01:57 < solios> When this became clear to me I started to wonder if it applied to other fields.
01:57 < solios> And realized immediately that it did.
01:58 <@Muta_work> Scary, right?
01:58 < solios> It was up there with realizing that life is a thing that ends
01:59 <@Muta_work> I’m almost universally certain that everything that keeps anyone safe or alive has something in it that was constructed to some extent with “uh, I don’t know, but this will probably work” in mind

09:12 < ejp> solios: yeah. I’ve had to tell my wife that several times about roads/bridges/etc
09:13 < ejp> “yeah, no. “design” is mostly “eh, that looks good””
09:13 < ejp> I still get a bit O_O when I just pick a random number for things, it gets built that way, and it works

15:40 < mdxi> so, uh, the Antares launching tonight just blew up

15:40 < mdxi> basically right on top of the pad
15:40 < solios> O_O
15:40 < xeno> uh oh
15:40 < xeno> anyone hurt?
15:40 < esch> RIP

15:40 < fagbot> YouTube: Antares Rocket explodes!
15:40 < esch> nah it was unmanned
15:41 < mdxi> nasa wallops says “significant property damage”
15:41 < mdxi> which, of course
15:41 < solios> oohhhhhh fuck
15:41 < solios> :O
15:41 < esch> I love the spinny bits from the explosion
15:42 < ejp> http://blogs.nasa.gov/orbital/2014/10/28/crs-3s-cargo/
15:42 < ejp> THEY BLEW UP THE BRAIN DRAIN
15:42 < ejp> anyway, that’s a list of the cargo that, uh, isn’t. anymore.
15:43 < solios> :|
15:43 < mdxi> On the 28th of October 2014 on an unmanned resupply mission, an Antares rocket carrying Cygnus CRS Orb-3 exploded six seconds into launching. There was significant property damage, but no casualties. MAHOOSIVE EXPLOSIONS AND THAT.
15:43 < mdxi> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antares_(rocket)#Explosion
15:46 < mdxi> one of those NK-33s blew the fuck up
15:46 < mdxi> says my amateur analysis of watching the video 9 times in a row

15:50 < mdxi> the arkyd-3 was on that rocket

15:50 < mdxi> also, understatement misson control style time
15:50 < mdxi> https://twitter.com/OrbitalSciences/status/527225682414567424
15:51 < mdxi> then, not to be outdone
15:51 < mdxi> https://twitter.com/NASA/status/527230771837542400

Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things.

21:36 < solios> fagbot: doot going back to the unified look
21:36 < fagbot> I KNEW TODAY WOULD BE A CRAZY JERK DAY
21:36 < solios> !

Following a new build of ATC and continued struggles with dmh I’ve re-implemented the mercury 2004.2.3 design as noise and loc 2014.1. The loc site has a few minor differences from the noise site but otherwise they’re 99% identical. It’s been a little over a year since their WordPress conversions, and I’ve built a few sites since then. Some of them more than once. I’ve gotten faster. “A useable theme in less than two days” faster.

Not that I had much of a choice in the matter. The October 2013 migration was planned. Thoroughly. I planned the shit out of that operation – in roughly a month I moved two movable type installs containing a dozen or so blogs into a WordPress site with custom post types and a WordPress multi-site. The focus was on the transition – getting content laid in, getting an initial round of themes adapted. While I started fresh with ATC the initial themes for Noise and LOC were both edits of the existing Twenty Eleven CSS. In this case I took a page from ATC and tossed the CSS, starting fresh with a CSS reset. I kept some alignment bits and the ATC scrollbar and text select markup but not much else.

Mercury 2004.2.3 was built with tables and primitive CSS and was easily reimplemented with modern techniques. The design is intentionally retro and the minimalism is reflected on the backend – there’s a menu. No sidebars, no widgets. Anything I’d do with widgets is done in the noise archives, which is also the loc archives. The menu does sidebar in a wide viewport, but only after I tried a few different approaches aimed at keeping it inline. Outline works. I dunno if it’s better but better wasn’t the actual goal – the goal was to re-unify loc and noise with a modern version of the final mercury interface. That’s the last time they were integrated – when deadcityradio.org spun up loc moved from a mercury subdirectory to a dcr subdomain, got a new look, and stayed forked for a decade or so. Now it’s unforked. Now it’s spooned. Continue reading

Curse of the xenino

[23.11.31] < mdxi> at least the pirates beat the braves (due to an error in the 9th)
[23.11.45] < solios> is that good?
[23.12.00] < mdxi> it is if you’re a pirates fan
[23.12.05] < mdxi> or hate the braves
[23.13.24] < solios> word
[23.15.53] < xeno> Meanwhile the fucking Phillies are in the cellar.
[23.16.01] < xeno> I’ve already taken public responsibility.
[23.16.18] < xeno> I started watching them in 2008, and gradually grew to actually enjoy watching baseball, and following shit.
[23.16.32] < xeno> And ever since, they’ve been straight into the shitter, with this season being the absolute worst they’ve ever had.
[23.17.01] < solios> \o/
[23.17.09] < solios> that’s what you get for liking things
[23.17.38] < xeno> yarly
[23.17.48] < xeno> The Steelers have gotten progressively worse too.

[10.02.31] < xeno> goddammit
[10.02.35] < xeno> http://overtimenation.com/steelers-rbs-leveon-bell-legarrette-blount-charged-marijuana-possession/
[10.02.37] < xeno> solios: see?
[10.03.31] < xeno> asdfjk
[10.03.32] < xeno> http://www.southsideshirts.com/guys/roll-the-blount
[10.03.34] < xeno> that didn’t take long
[10.11.56] < solios> uh.
[10.13.55] < xeno> fagbot: doot the curse of the xeno
[10.13.56] < fagbot> I’d very much like to purchase this Britney Spears doll and some lipstick so I can properly suck cock and get AIDS & die before my 21st birthday.

Stand By For Goatfall

[10.40.36] < xeno> http://steamcommunity.com/games/265930/announcements/detail/1695916337353156299
[10.40.40] < xeno> Best patch notes ever.
[10.47.53] < solios> jkfdshj
[10.48.09] =-= solios has changed the topic to “Stand by for Goatfall ”
[10.48.20] < xeno> :D
[10.48.25] < esch> is that a titanfall reference
[10.48.32] < ejp> or Skyfall
[10.48.41] < esch> o
[10.48.43] < xeno> probably
[10.49.01] < xeno> solios: i’m inclined to get the game just because of those patch notes
[10.49.06] < solios> !
[10.49.11] < solios> I upvoted it
[10.49.18] < solios> THE PAGE AT STEAMCOMMUNITY.COM SAYS:
[10.49.18] < xeno> if it drops to 5 or less during sale, i probably will
[10.49.19] < solios> [object Object]
[10.49.29] < xeno> :o
[10.49.35] < xeno> object Objects are pretty good
[10.49.45] < solios> © Killed PC gaming
[10.49.47] < solios> kjsflhgjkdfh
[10.52.01] < esch> solios: friend me on steam, I’ll buy it for you.
[10.52.19] < solios> O_o
[10.53.10] < solios> invite sent
[10.53.12] < solios> :D

[11.03.18] < solios> jkfhgsjkfdhg
[11.03.24] < solios> I AM A GOATHAVER
[11.03.26] < solios> esch++
[11.03.28] < solios> esch++
[11.03.28] < solios> esch++
[11.03.29] < solios> esch++
[11.03.29] < solios> esch++
[11.03.31] < solios> esch++
[11.03.34] < solios> esch++
[11.03.34] < esch> heh
[11.03.36] < solios> esch++
[11.03.39] < solios> esch++
[11.03.41] < solios> esch++
[11.03.44] < solios> esch++
[11.03.46] < solios> esch++
[11.03.49] < solios> <3 <3 <3
[11.04.09] < xeno> \o/
[11.04.17] < xeno> THE GOAT HAS FALLEN
[11.04.56] < solios> :>
[11.05.16] < solios> I’ll have to cue it for download while I’m zonked so I can simulate a goat tonight
[11.05.26] < xeno> :x
[11.05.46] < solios> :D
[11.05.59] < ejp> I think we all read that as ‘stimulate’
[11.06.21] < esch> man that sentence is the greatest achievement in English

Watchdongs

19:43 < xeno> Along with her GPU, mrs_xeno got a code for a free copy of Watch Dogs
19:43 < xeno> trying to convince her she won’t like it and should give the code to me :D
19:44 < solios> irta watch dongs
19:44 < solios> which makes your followup a bit funnier
19:44 < solios> >.>
19:49 < mdxi> i dunno about you guys, but the image search results i get for “watchdongs” are just flat-out baffling
19:49 * solios looks
19:49 < solios> no I did not mean watch dogs
19:49 < solios> er.

watchdongs

19:49 < solios> mdxi: what.
19:50 < solios> mdxi: IDI AMIN
19:50 < solios> wtf.
19:50 < solios> I don’t even
19:50 < mdxi> i have absolutely no idea. Red Spy. A lady picking her nose. Several ICs. Ellen deGeneres with an eyepatch.
19:51 < mdxi> is it a secret code?
19:51 < ejp> that’s some impressive random

Boss

16:22 < solios> xeno: Boss has a certain vitriol to it that house of cards hasn’t even heard of and doesn’t even try for
21:54 < solios> xeno: also they apparently resurrected Dave and got him to write the sex scenes for Boss.
22:08 < ejp> you hate sex in TV/movies though
22:08 < ejp> I’m pretty sure you hate sex as a concept
22:08 < solios> I do
22:08 < solios> but there’s inoffensive sex and offensive ex
22:08 < solios> SEX even
22:08 < solios> also exes
22:08 < ejp> uh huh
22:09 < solios> coerced oral has in fact Ended relationships. I fucking hate that shit and have no tolerance for it as a fictional device for obvious reasons.
22:13 < ejp> there’s safe, sane, and consentual power play, there’s encouraging, and there’s non-consenual.
22:13 < ejp> the lines between them of course are blurry as shit
22:13 < solios> yes
22:13 < solios> and any thing that looks like any of it goes in the NO box
22:13 < ejp> ah.
22:13 < solios> this means my sex life is cautious and boring :P
22:13 < ejp> indeed. :)
22:14 < solios> it also means I have to repeatedly explain to people into BDSM (apparently THE REST OF THE FUCKING POPULATION) that I don’t need it explained to me, I’m not interested in it, I won’t engage in it, KEEP THAT SHIT AWAY FROM ME etc.
22:14 < ejp> that’s totally fine BTW. lots of girls have no issue with vanilla, or prefer their kink of the physical or non-mental species
22:15 < ejp> it *is* possible to seperate with S&M from the D/s, but very few do
22:16 < ejp> speaking of
22:16 * ejp toddles off
22:37 < solios> heh
22:37 < solios> I’m not into any of it
22:37 < solios> the outfits are just shorthand for the rest of it
22:37 < solios> makes it real easy to avoid
05:16 < ejp> solios: if you think that everyone into kink goes around dressed at al differently you’re going to have a bad time
07:22 < xeno> ejp: solios just has a bad time, in general.
07:23 < xeno> being asexual,or At Best, quasisexual, in a very sexual world, is a large part of what has damaged his brain so badly for the past 35 years
16:31 < solios> ejp: oh; re: outfits. Ever been to goth night? The dress code is like star trek uniforms. You can tell what a person’s into just by looking at them.

Community

07:41 < xeno> “Now for the bad news: alongside Community, NBC also canceled Revolution, Growing Up Fisher, Believe, and Crisis.”
07:43 < ejp> I see no bad news there
08:00 < mdxi> i wish someone would cancel tv
08:25 < solios> Community was good
08:25 < solios> Revolution never should have made it past the pilot
08:29 < solios> I seem to have resolved the display issue
08:29 < solios> turn o nthe primary first and it comes up correctly
08:30 < xeno> solios: from what i’ve seen of fan reactions, community got really crappy in the last two seasons
08:31 < xeno> I’ve watched it a few times; it’s on at 10pm weekdays on one of the channels
08:31 < xeno> Sometimes it’s hilarious, most of the time it’s funny, occasionally it’s crap and i turn it off
08:31 * xeno goes outside
08:31 < solios> I didn’t hate s4 but it wasn’t as good as 1-3
08:32 < xeno> solios: are neither of us bothered that both of us like the show
08:32 < solios> no
08:32 < xeno> a show that really we should Loathe?
08:32 < xeno> it’s, like, everything we hate
08:32 * xeno blames the flag
08:32 < solios> it was OM only with a gay dean instead of diane
08:32 < xeno> alskdjfha;sljdhfgiauwseorhgaerdjfshbga
08:32 < xeno> holy fuck
08:32 < xeno> It totally is!
08:32 < solios> see?
08:32 < fagbot> FUCK YEAH
08:33 < xeno> fagbot: botsanka
08:33 < xeno> o_o
08:33 < solios> :D
08:33 < xeno> fagbot: botfolgers :P
08:33 < fagbot> P is for Plan 9. or for PegasOS or for pink or for people’s or for pants or for wangs or Pabst
08:33 < xeno> O_O
08:33 * xeno actually goes outside for real

The post about vehicles in Team Fortress 2.

10:40 < xeno> The problem is the people, really.
10:40 < xeno> Stalker Online would be awesome if everyone playing was there to play Stalker Online
10:40 < xeno> But most of them are going to be there to be assholes
10:41 < solios> yeah
10:41 * solios whistfully whistfuls about WET for a moment
10:42 < xeno> WET++
10:42 < xeno> I missed vehicles, but it was great nonetheless
10:42 < xeno> Then there was ET:QW :|
10:42 < solios> ftn
10:42 < xeno> And it *had* vehicles.
10:42 < xeno> It was utter crap.
10:43 < solios> yeah, well
10:43 < solios> the in-game bits were based on q4
10:43 < xeno> Really, the last good online shooter afaic was bf1942 with the Eve of Destruction mod
10:43 < solios> so.
10:43 < xeno> everything since has sucked
10:43 < solios> heh.
10:43 < xeno> tf2 notwithstanding
10:43 < xeno> that’s a different type of game, more an arcade than anything
10:44 < solios> I guess this is the part where I paste “I’d enjoy multiplayer if it were possible to play against people that played it as often as I do (eg almost never) instead of fat suburban neckbeards that don’t do anything else.”
10:44 < xeno> and tf3 should have vehicles too dammit
10:44 < xeno> even with the corny atmosphere of tf2
10:44 < solios> tf2++
10:44 < xeno> The scout would get a mountain bike.
10:44 < solios> even if I haven’t played it in forever
10:44 < xeno> With scythes on the sides like old chariots
10:44 < solios> spy would get a vespa
10:44 < xeno> als;kdfj;as
10:45 < xeno> YES.

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TOAST REPORT

Following up:

20:57 < mdxi> TOAST REPORT: Laura: the bread was homemade, it was DELICIOUS, better than any bread you can get from most bakeries
20:58 < mdxi> Laura: they toast the bread in a regular slot toaster
20:58 < mdxi> Laura: and then they absolutely FROST the top with butter, and then dump a sahara of cinnamon on top
20:58 < mdxi> Laura: they also take the knife and poke holes in the bread after slathering it with butter, to get the butter to melt
20:58 < mdxi> Laura: was it tasty?
20:58 < mdxi> Laura: yes
20:58 < mdxi> Laura: would I go back? yes
20:58 < mdxi> Laura: would I order the toast? yes. but maybe light on the butter.
20:58 < mdxi> Laura: the bread totally made up for it
21:02 < ejp> \o/
21:04 < ejp> good cinnamon toast is a marvelous thing
21:06 < mdxi> now we can tell esch that while hipsters may be all over it, it’s quite good toast
21:06 < mdxi> also, the coffee is good

Day changed to 23 Mar 2014

07:58 < esch> thanks guys, now I have a toast-on.

Ted Cruz

18:53 < solios> fagbot: Cruz is also a four-letter word for gayness
18:53 < fagbot> OK, solios
18:53 < xeno> ejp: I also have pickled cipollini onions
18:53 < xeno> they seemed like a good idea at the time
18:53 < solios> fagbot: Ted Cruz is also a 7-letter word for small, squeezy boobs
18:53 < fagbot> OK, solios
18:53 < xeno> solios: since the federd;lakjfsdlkajhsdf
18:53 < xeno> asasdkflhgnedjn
18:53 < xeno> fdjhk
18:54 < xeno> sfo
18:54 < xeno> l
18:54 < xeno> .
18:55 < solios> xeno: go on, finish your thought.
18:55 < xeno> ,
18:56 < xeno> aaaaaand, tits
18:56 < xeno> *badumdum*

Helix

18:54 < rjbs> Helix. We gonna watch it?
21:33 < solios> It may get better.
21:33 < solios> I saw the first three episodes.
21:33 < solios> “boring” is an inoffensive description for it
21:35 < solios> Alien does the bits they took from Alien better; Regenesis did the bits they took from Regenesis better; The Thing does the bits they took from The Thing better, and The Andromeda Strain (the original) does epidemiology better
21:35 < solios> in short its influences are obvious and superior
21:35 < solios> though it beats the crap out of the remake of The Andromeda Strain
21:38 < solios> It’s also got the politician from The Killing in it
21:38 < solios> which made me want to watch that again
21:38 < solios> (The Killing is pretty good)

04:16 < rjbs> I forget that they remade Andromeda Strain.
05:19 < esch> ugh was it good
05:21 < rjbs> sounds like no, since solios said a lousy scifi show “Beat the pants off” it

toast-3

< esch> I’m going out there to drink their beer and hate their toasts.

11:44 < ejp> http://www.psmag.com/navigation/health-and-behavior/toast-story-latest-artisanal-food-craze-72676/
11:51 < mdxi> this is a parody, right? like the How To Sharpen Pencils video?
11:53 < ejp> I’m pretty sure this is entirely real
11:54 < esch> are those tattoos on her cheeks
11:55 < ejp> yes they are
11:56 < xeno> fagbot: doot people, and “people”:
11:56 < fagbot> Sentences Never Heard On Earth Before: I’m sorry I got your D&D character laid last night.
11:56 < xeno> indeed
11:57 < esch> Why all the toast? “Tip of the hipster spear,” he said.
11:57 < esch> I’m going to piss.
11:58 < esch> this toast looks like shit toast-3
11:58 < esch> fuck that toast.
12:00 < solios> hah
12:00 -!- solios changed the topic of #loc to: < esch> fuck that toast. | < mdxi> without getting into the issues of the porn barrel and such
12:05 < ejp> that’s not toast. that’s half a loaf and a blowtorch
12:05 < solios> awesome.
12:06 < solios> ejp: I ignored your link and it popped up on facebook.
12:06 < solios> fucking toast.
12:09 < mdxi> “No one can be mad at toast.”
12:09 < mdxi> she hasn’t met esch, clearly
12:09 < solios> indeed
12:10 * solios evacuates #arrakis, nukes SF from orbit
12:11 < ejp> solios: YOU CAN’T STOP THE TOAST
12:11 < solios> I CAN TRY
12:11 < esch> I’m going to SF in a couple weeks
12:11 < ejp> TRY THE TOAST
12:11 < esch> I’m gonna go to this toast place and get toast and then drop it and stomp and spit
12:11 < solios> kick them in the nuts and take their toast money
12:12 < ejp> esch: you’ll piss off the hipsters. and then they’ll, uh, something
12:12 < solios> Just tell me one thing, esch.
12:12 < solios> You’re going out there to destroy them, right?
12:12 < solios> Not to study.
12:12 < solios> Not to bring back.
12:12 < solios> But to wipe them out.
12:12 < esch> I’m going out there to drink their beer and hate their toasts.
12:13 < solios> All right, I’m in.

12:24 < xeno> #loc++
12:25 < esch> I want that on my headstone.
12:25 < esch> RIP, here lies esch: he drank beer and hated toasts.

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Ice Ice Baby

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12:32 < solios> xeno: if it wasn’t for the goddamned ice I wouldn’t care either way.
12:32 < ejp> ice ice baby
12:33 < mdxi> VORTEX! GRABS AHOLD OF ME TIGHTLY! I ROCK A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM DAILY AND NIGHTLY!
12:33 < solios> jdhkgjjjjjasssssssssslaaaa
12:34 < mdxi> WILL IT EVER STOP? PROBABLY SO. TURN OUT THE LIGHTS, WHEN THE NYC POWER GRID FAILS
12:38 < xeno> WEATHER EXTREMES MAKE HIM MIKE BUT HE’S DANIEL
12:38 < xeno> GET BREAD AND MILK, AND STOCK UP ON CANDLES
12:38 < xeno> ICE ICE BABY
12:38 < solios> XD