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offline big from lsg on 2023-12-22 22:53 [#02631576]
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1. Barry
1. Succession
2. Blue eye samurai
3. Invincible
4. Scavenger's reign
5. Telemarketers (documentary)
6. Gen V

honorable mention for David Guetta



 

offline big from lsg on 2023-12-22 23:28 [#02631579]
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1.5 How to with John Wilson (documentary/essays)


 

offline big from lsg on 2023-12-23 08:42 [#02631581]
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except David Gueta, which is an acquired taste (for
sophisticated, monocle clad people and rodents) everyone
should watch these.

i hope dariusgriffin likes How to with John Wilson. maybe
she thinks the way it seemingly goes offscript is too
scripted, though


 

offline Roger Wilco from Mo's Beans on 2023-12-24 07:34 [#02631590]
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Oh fuck Succession. Its a slow motion version of The Thick
Of It for Americans still titilated by the occasional F
word.

Odious and boring.


 

offline big from lsg on 2023-12-24 09:03 [#02631591]
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ok

did you watch any good series which came out with a season
in 2023?


 

offline big from lsg on 2023-12-24 09:04 [#02631592]
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also i'll admit that my list is kinda painfully american


 

offline big from lsg on 2023-12-24 10:18 [#02631594]
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okay, The Last Of Us had its moments, so maybe it should be
on here

but the main story if felt a bit disappointed with, somehow


 

offline obara from Aalsmeer on 2023-12-24 15:04 [#02631603]
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typing in the other fav movies thread I thought about True
Detective: how is the latest Jodie Foster season compared to
the previous ones ?

I consider another shot at all the seasons after the
immaculate S01.


 

offline obara from Aalsmeer on 2023-12-24 15:10 [#02631604]
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ok wait I just checked s04 hasn't been aired yet lol


 

offline Tony Danza from Sesame Street on 2023-12-24 19:16 [#02631605]
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best series of the year


 

offline big from lsg on 2023-12-25 05:17 [#02631606]
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i'm in a reading group 'introduction to Marxism, by Mandel'


i'm 'the intersectional guy'

i read very poorly the first meeting. but that was okay,
because i'd pretty much only read the first chapter of the
prescribed five. and that's all we went over, because these
peope can't stop talking about socialism


 

offline big from lsg on 2023-12-25 05:17 [#02631607]
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wow, jodie foster. good tip, still


 

offline big from lsg on 2023-12-25 05:18 [#02631608]
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for some reason that first season is one of the things i
haven't rewatched, because i rewatch a lot (like the wire,
sopranos, mad men several times)


 

offline big from lsg on 2023-12-25 05:22 [#02631610]
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i got them to go after the bar afterwards. guess what was
discussed over drinks


 

offline big from lsg on 2023-12-25 05:25 [#02631611]
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guess ill share this list with them, anyway


 

offline big from lsg on 2023-12-25 05:26 [#02631612]
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i now did. now they'll probs go discuss mlm


 

offline big from lsg on 2023-12-25 05:29 [#02631613]
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honestly didn't know youre a tankie

i read an obituary on Le Guin today, so am now leaning
towards anarchism

https://nl.crimethinc.com/2018/01/25/we-will-remember-freed
om-why-it-matters-that-ursula-k-le-guin-was-an-anarchist


 

offline Tony Danza from Sesame Street on 2023-12-25 20:39 [#02631620]
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The reading group sounds good. Mandel wrote the
introductions to the Penguin editions of Capital.

You know, Marxist-Leninists invented intersectionality

"Formerly, the national question was usually confined to a
narrow circle of questions, concerning, primarily,
"civilised" nationalities. The Irish, the Hungarians, the
Poles, the Finns, the Serbs, and several other European
nationalities-that was the circle of unequal peoples in
whose destinies the leaders of the Second International were
interested. The scores and hundreds of millions of Asiatic
and African peoples who are suffering national oppression in
its most savage and cruel form usually remained outside of
their field of vision. They hesitated to put white and
black, "civilised" and "uncivilised" on the same plane. Two
or three meaningless, lukewarm resolutions, which carefully
evaded the question of liberating the colonies-that was all
the leaders of the Second International could boast of. Now
we can say that this duplicity and half-heartedness in
dealing with the national question has been brought to an
end. Leninism laid bare this crying incongruity, broke down
the wall between whites and blacks, between European and
Asiatics, between the "civilised" and "uncivilised" slaves
of imperialism, and thus linked the national question with
the question of the colonies. The national question was
thereby transformed from a particular and internal state
problem into a general and international problem, into a
world problem of emancipating the oppressed peoples in the
dependent countries and colonies from the yoke of
imperialism."


 

offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2023-12-26 03:59 [#02631625]
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I haven't watched any 2023 series, much like the last 3
yXmas! Nothing.

Probably *because* Marxist leninsts sprayed their
unfortunate scent over Hollywood scripts like mange riddled
feminist crybaby skunks.

Merry xmas!


 

offline Tony Danza from Sesame Street on 2023-12-26 04:30 [#02631628]
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you and big should fight


 

offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2023-12-26 05:20 [#02631629]
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Big is a valuable and important member of the xlt community.
I like him, here anyway.

Buy I try to picture him as a roommate. Coming home after a
long day's work, setting the keys down-- and hearing a
podcast through the door about Eminem's white privilege.
Again: Eminem's white privilege. A podcast. And he's
actually listening to it.

*Is* that worse tha him listening to mein kampf? It's
really, really close. Not joking, in terms of roomate
compatibility. It's at least as bad as toto- africa.


 

offline RussellDust on 2023-12-26 09:07 [#02631632]
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Only 2023 stuff I’ve seen is the mandalorian.


 

offline RussellDust on 2023-12-26 09:09 [#02631633]
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That first season. After watching it I wonder how they could
top that. First Fargo series was so good too.


 

offline big from lsg on 2023-12-26 11:09 [#02631635]
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good

real socialists are fine, anyway. so many are unbearable,
though. or i guess many good ones are that, too. like you.
not trying to be mean; i am, too, like wolfy accurately
describes

i think several will have come up with intersectionality. i
imagine marroons did too, for instance. they just don't have
their ideas republished

this topic looks like i'm bragging about how many series
i've seen (regarding russelldust). yeah, fargo was best in
the beginning


 

offline Tony Danza from Sesame Street on 2023-12-26 22:03 [#02631650]
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Big, you get home, put down your keys, and are immediately
hit with 120 decibels of smell from Wolfslice's shoes and
socks that are left at the entryway. Then you smell the fish
smell from his frozen fish sticks that he's once again
heated in the microwave, inundating the apartment with soggy
microwaved fish smell.

His bedroom door is closed, but you can hear every word of
the Joe Rogan podcast featuring his guest, Jordan Peterson,
interspersed with the bullet sounds of some mindless shooter
videogame. You think of the piss jugs on Wolfslice's bedroom
floor and feel ill.

Looking down, you see that God has placed a hunting knife in
your hand. You know what She wants you to do.

what do you do big what do you do


 

offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2023-12-26 23:17 [#02631651]
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I'll own the shoes in the doorway. My wife HAS sprayed them
once or twice.

While I haven't eaten fish sticks since I was a kid, they
are a good metaphor for my general toddler's palate.

So far so good, but believe it or not, I do not particularly
like Rogan or Peterson. I don't hate them either, I guess,
but I never listen to them. If Rogan had the Coen Brothers
on or something I might tune into just that one episode. My
political guy is Bill Maher.

What you'd really hear through the door is the wife and I
getting caught up on about 150 episodes of One Piece. I'm
also rewatching Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington's On
Cinema.

I don't really play many shooters. Just a bit of Team
Fortress 2, but not too often. Here is my 2023 Steam Year In Review.


 

offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2023-12-26 23:34 [#02631652]
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My most annoying roommate habit would be stepping outside
regularly to smoke. I don't smoke inside.

I'm turning 40 in a few days and want to cut back cigs and
stop drinking. I've proclaimed this publicly, we'll see how
it goes. I can't do the vape thing.. it's like sex with a
condom on. Actual smoke or bust.

Otherwise I would keep my noise down and wouldn't eat your
food. I'd install a bidet on the toilet. I'd cook meals. My
wife does all the dishes so that's taken care of. Aside from
the shoes in the doorway it probably wouldn't be so bad.
Big, spare me.


 

offline big from lsg on 2023-12-27 00:02 [#02631653]
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my God's pan binary tho


 

offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2023-12-27 02:33 [#02631665]
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If I was a dick to big I apologize.

To not talk to you in the 3rd person, I'll address
directly:

I meant what I said that you're an important member of the
xlt community. More than me. If I felt I had to leave so you
could thrive, I'd do so. And you're a good person. However
misguided or counterproductive I feel your *solutions* are,
you're at least trying to make the world a better place.
Attending meetups, focusing on problems, these are good
things. I just can't bring myself to agree with where you've
ultimately landed. It doesn't mean anything beyond one man's
point of view, for either of us.

My solution is bad too. I would simply be to reduce the
world's population by 2/3rds, because almost every problem
can be traced back to just "there's too many of us." I get
how nihilistic and cynical my view is. But still 70 years
ago, there was more individual freedom and autonomy, and the
cows and chickens could spread out on an actual farm. It's
fucked up now.

Anyway the eminem podcast IS the most stupid thing I've ever
heard of, it IS. It's a dogshit philosophy and it's done you
no good. It's racist and it deserves to be made fun of,
thoroughly. But I can do it with some respect for the man
listening.


 

offline Wolfslice from Bay Area, CA (United States) on 2023-12-27 02:42 [#02631666]
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and ofc

not everything was great for everyone 70 years ago. This is
more an american perspective here.

It was good enough in this country that people were
comfortable having like 10 children a pop.


 

offline Tony Danza from Sesame Street on 2023-12-27 05:29 [#02631668]
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Things were better 70 years ago because of concessions
that were clawed back.


 

offline RussellDust on 2023-12-27 07:48 [#02631671]
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Gonna watch Ozark.


 

offline big from lsg on 2023-12-27 08:15 [#02631677]
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i didn't feel dicked to

wolfy is of course objectively wrong (then again, no one
named fav series of the year)


 

offline big from lsg on 2023-12-27 08:18 [#02631678]
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i liked it a lot

for some reason, i couldn't get into the second half of the
last series. i couldn't get into the story anymore, not sure
if that was on me or the series. could really be they ran
out of interesting things to say (like that story with the
brother was top tv, but also it's was artificial drama to
come up with said brother)


 

offline big from lsg on 2023-12-27 08:44 [#02631680]
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also i liked both roommate stories


 

offline RussellDust on 2023-12-27 09:02 [#02631686]
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I’m going to watch it as you mentioned it a few times in
good light and it seems like my type of show. (White of
course, aye big)


 

offline big from lsg on 2023-12-27 09:18 [#02631689]
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i think you'll like it!

has some incredible performances


 

offline -crazone from smashing acid over and over on 2023-12-27 16:58 [#02631704]
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Arnold, probably the only one I saw this year.


 

offline big from lsg on 2023-12-29 08:54 [#02631737]
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didn't we force you this year to watch this other series? i
forgot what it was


 

offline big from lsg on 2023-12-29 09:34 [#02631742]
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oooh, it was video game Disco Elysium


 

offline big from lsg on 2023-12-31 20:08 [#02631792]
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Barry best

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2023/may/29/barry-
finale-review-farewell-to-the-true-best-series-on-televisio
n

(has spoiler for finale)


 

offline RussellDust on 2024-01-06 20:21 [#02631813]
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I made a thread about it…


 

offline big from lsg on 2024-01-07 11:50 [#02631819]
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did you ever leave that room?


 

offline Portnoy on 2024-02-13 14:31 [#02632562]
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Missed this thread.

The Mandalorian was so good. Give me more of that crack pls

Big… if you like The Wire, then watch We own this city -
also a David Simon thing


 

offline big from lsg on 2024-02-16 09:20 [#02632615]
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yeah, seen it. it is great. love what they do with the actor
that played Marlo

a leftist will get tired at some point at works like these
because they don't just state that the overarching problem
is capitalism. the system isn't fixable


 

offline big from lsg on 2024-02-16 09:21 [#02632616]
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i now did Apple+ TV

Severance is a great one


 

offline Portnoy on 2024-02-16 14:07 [#02632624]
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He probably said “pls don’t make me a gangster again”

I’m not into guys but I kept imagining him posing for an
underwear ad 🤷‍♂️


 

offline Portnoy on 2024-02-16 14:08 [#02632625]
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Couldn’t get through that one.

Foundation is quite good. I’m sure the Asimov purists
would hate it but it is enjoyable imo


 

offline big from lsg on 2024-02-17 09:13 [#02632648]
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it seem too general scifi for me. yeah, i'm a purist

i watched the first season of For All Mankind (it didn't
like it, the family stuff was so trite)

and i watched Monarch: Legacy of Monsters (i liked it. not
Great, but i saw what it was going for. also liked it
because i've been getting into Godzilla (the animated movies
on Netflix i liked best))


 

offline big from lsg on 2024-02-17 09:15 [#02632649]
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startrek lower decks should be on here, before Gen V

i still have to finish the season, but i'm just a fan. it's
so wholesome ^_^


 


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