atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#5944: The wind is really blowing today

I wanted just to lay in bed and listen to it blow, but Mrs. Fungus went to work, and it's just not any good if she's not there too. *sigh* Why couldn't we have had this weather yesterday?

I love those nights when it's cold outside (preferably snowing) and windy like that, and we're snug in our bed with the cats. It's an old human instinct, one prompted by the fact that the people who stayed home on the nights during the Ice Age when the blizzards came were the ones who bred (what else will you do with no TV or Internet?) while the ones that went out in that shit mostly died.

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Anyway, last night we watched about the first half of Stranger Things 2 and so far it's actually not an SJW shitfest, which is surprising considering what SJW shitsacks the actors are. The story is good, at least; though it feels slightly derivative of the first season, it's also a continuation of the first season, and that's a good thing.

Still not convinced that new character Max is not a typical SJW "girl who can do anything", like what's-her-face in The Force Awakens.

You know what? I call those characters "Haruhi Suzumiyas" because Haruhi is like that--capable of mastering anything at the first go--except that Haruhi is annoying, brash, selfish, inconsiderate, and sometimes downright mean. Her positive traits are balanced by her bad personality. (And the bad personality slowly improves as her relationship with Kyon goes on.)

But characters like Max are Mary Sues who of course do everything better than the icky boys do. So far I've not seen anything which suggests Max is not one of those types. (Dark Herald's review of the season concludes differently at the same point I am in the viewing.)

Paul Reiser got old. He looks like a completely different person.

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This is encouraging, but there's still a very long way to go. In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, other scandals are coming out; and among them is the report that Kevin Spacey allegedly sexually assaulted a 14-year-old boy in 1986. This has resulted, strangely enough, in his series (House of Cards) being cancelled.


The latest Weinstein movie--some Amityville Horror extrusion--made a whopping $472 this past weekend. Of course, having seen the 2005 remake of the original movie I'm not surprised that latest one didn't do well in the theater; the release was shuffled and delayed and put off, and it really does sound like a C- or D-movie anyway...but to make not even a thousand dollars? Does that happen? How much is "shitty movie" and how much is "Weinstein"?

Meanwhile, the tide is turning in the whole "Trump-Russia collusion" thing. Today, people are being ordered to surrender to the FBI, and they're not Trump's people.

All I know is, things are happening, and they are good things, because we sure as hell should not live in a world where rich Democrats can get away with anything.

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So, I am reliably informed that the new curtains for the computer room have come in, so I need to go pick them up. I've also got some other chores that need tending, so I'll naturally do them.

Before I go to get the curtains, I'm going to shut off the water and pull the cartridge from the bathtub faucet. Take it with me, and pick up a new one. Yeah.

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