Random Thoughts: The Orb!

For fun, I’d sometimes Sonny Bunch the kids and argue Team Rocket are really the good guys. Made my daughter so mad that wife made me stop.

The Trump presidency has become so exhausting. Can you believe we have well over seven more years of this?

Rompers are now the de facto uniform of the #RESISTANCE

Both Trump and Hillary were treated horribly during the election.
That’s not to say they were treated unfairly, though.

Trump’s agenda is constantly being undermined by the deep state, the secret, underwater government led by Aquaman.

“This is just like from the Handmaiden’s Tale when Bob Handmaiden fought Dumbledore!” -modern political commentary

I’m at the “I’m sorry I made fun of Jeb” stage.

My sources are telling me that what the FBI found so exonerates Trump that he’s going to be reverse-impeached and serve two extra years.

I pretended to be Supreme Court Justice and hung out in their cafeteria and heard they’ve obtained the dark orb that nullifies pardon power.

Only hope I had of Trump presidency is that he might lose his temper and bite someone like the Saudi King in the face.

I want a president who’d chuck the Saudis’ stupid medal in their faces and say, “We don’t need you! We’ll make our own oil using SCIENCE!”

We keep saying “Read another book!” when people make Harry Potter political references, but are we sure they didn’t just watch the movie?

Why didn’t Saruman just show up in person?

Finally, making a Harry Potter political reference would actually be appropriate.

You just can’t visit Saudi Arabia and have any dignity, can you?

Every breaking story for this next week better be orb related.

What if the Dow skyrockets tomorrow? We’d have to assume it’s because of the power of the orb. TRUMP MUST STEAL THE ORB!

Will people stop doubting Trump now? Any lesser president would have been destroyed by the orb.

Remember when Obama refused to touch the orb because he feared the darkness inside? But Trump embraced the darkness. He is stronger now.

Don’t take any of this as an endorsement of the orb’s dark power; I’m just trying to analyze the political ramifications.

I would rank Trump’s “I shall control the orb; it shall not control me” speech as his most presidential so far.

It was weird how at Norte Dame Pence screamed “TRUMP HAS DOOMED US BY TOUCHING THE ORB!” and the students were right to walk out on him.

People are calling Trump a hypocrite using his old tweets about how no one should ever touch the orb, but you have to understand the context.

CNN is reporting that staring into the orb has driven Trump mad. This is more fake news.

Some are saying that Trump’s vow to destroy all who question the orb is unconstitutional. If so, our Constitution should be disregarded.
The Constitution was written by weak-willed fools who doubted the power of the orb. They are dead now. But the orb lives.

Ranks ranked:
5. Colonel
4. Admiral
3. Commander
2. Sergeant
1. Moff

My sources are telling me the Supreme Court justices are going to form together into one giant justice and fight Trump.

If Sean Hannity were fatter and I were meaner, I’d call him “Sean Manatee.”

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Random Thoughts: Trying to Keep Up with the Trump Presidency

Better Call Saul is in many ways different than Breaking Bad, but I enjoy it just as much. An absolutely superb show.
And why does the ending of each episode always catch me off guard? It’s like most shows would have one scene more.
One of my favorite things in Better Call Saul are the minimal dialog mysteries of “What is Mike up to?”

Seems like there has to be a way to fire a guy everyone wants fired without it being controversial.

It’s hard to tell if he’s winning at 3D chess or losing at 2D tic-tac-toe.

Kinda seems like Trump missed his calling of writing explainer pieces for Vox.

“Mr. President, what are you doing?”
“It’s a brand new thing I invented I’m calling ‘huffing paint.'”

Trump has to be our absolute worst president until the next one.

I’m still kinda unclear on how upset to get about the terrible president firing the terrible FBI director for terrible reasons.

Instead of “priming the pump,” Trump should’ve claimed he invented the phrase “laughing up their sleeves.” More would believe him.

My prediction for 2020 is Trump will go into the election with an approval in the mid 20s and will win in a landslide.

It’s happening!

Opening sentence subject to change.

When Americans are used to showing photo IDs for a hundred minor things, it’s a tough sell to say you shouldn’t have to do that for voting.

I was going to do a tweet like “Trump has been indicted… in crazyland ” but it’s hard to imagine crazyland without president Trump.

Let’s save impeachment for if Trump ever gets boring. Right now, we already have a pretty full news cycle.

The sealed indictment is a Trump trap. If you open it, it says, “Whoever is reading this is now indicted.”

It is becoming a bit of epidemic with all the homeless Millennials trying to kick an avocado toast habit.

Well, Trump means well.[citation needed]

With these type stories it’s always a 50/50 chance that either
A) Trump is that horrible
B) It’s a nothingburger blown up by Trump haters

The Russian story has been completely debunked. There’s no such thing as a “President Trump.” It makes no sense. How would that even happen?

Maybe there should be a Dwane Johnsons/Chris Pratt ticket. Don’t talk issues; just win on sheer likability.

That Zelda may have been one of the best games ever made, but the new Mario Kart really shows off the Switch’s strengths.
It really is a magic trick to go between playing it multiplayer on 1080p on a big screen to popping it out and playing it in handheld mode.
And that you can set it down anywhere and slide off the two side controller for multiplayer Mario Kart is pretty awesome.
To me, the convenience of the Switch is worth the graphics trade off (and it’s not like the games aren’t beautiful).
I’m hoping 3rd party support picks up. I want a Call of Duty I can play while lying comfortably in bed.

Overall, the Trump presidency is going about as well as could be reasonably expected.

He needs to hold out at least two months longer if I’m going to win the “How Long Will a Trump Presidency Last” pool.

With this whole Comey memo thing, someone – either Trump or the media – is going to lose what tiny bit of credibility they had left.

Trump lucked out; he accidentally gave all of Comey’s memos to visiting Russians.

Know what’s a fun fantasy right now? President Romney. Bland, boring Romney.
Sure, partisan Dems would still find a reason to call him worse than Hitler, but the rest of us would just be chillin’.
Alas, we’ve decided to live in interesting times. Oh the stories we’ll have to tell our grandkids!

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Random Thoughts: AHCA and Comey

Please stop giving Stephen Colbert or Donald Trump attention.

Chrome, I like that I can mute a tab, but how about sites have to ask for permission before playing sound?

My first experience with Dark Tower was the Marvel comic adaptation which I enjoyed. I then read the first novel and it was terrible.

I don’t know why so many oppose using magical fairy money to pay for the health care everyone wants.

And the argument still is this garbage fire government needs even more control over health care.

I’m glad caring about the poor doesn’t involve anything more than self-righteously arguing how to spend other people’s money.

The left seem completely disinterested in the people in the middle class who were screwed over by Obamacare.

People’s political opinions tell you less about their character than you think.

We’re going back to the dark days of 2009 when poor sick people were summarily executed.
And the hospitals would charge $3,000 per bullet. What was that all about?

An irresponsible bill made by idiots is being replaced by another irresponsible bill made by idiots and I’m too beaten down to care.

Millions are going to die. Maybe around 3 million a year. Probably all unrelated to whatever bill the idiots in Congress passed, though.

Do people honestly think the bill is going to kill millions? Were millions dying pre-ACA? Are there stats to back that up?

If you want people to listen to concerns about ACA being repealed, you have to stop being complete sociopaths about the people harmed by it.
Obama flat out lied to the middle class and then made their insurance worse and more expensive. That was inexcusable.
If you can’t acknowledge that, people are right to dismiss whatever else you say as just more lies made to manipulate people.

The best way Hillary’s PAC could help the Democrats is for it to fund an underground bunker she could hide in and never be heard from again.

With everyone going to 11 about everything, it’s getting impossible to tell the real dumb bad things from the made up dumb bad things.

We need less freaking out and more world-weary head shaking.

You can tell who’s really are worried about the affects of AHCA because they’re not just rallying around talking points.
So no one.

If you like your preexisting condition, you can keep your preexisting condition.

Never watched Mary Poppins since I was a kid. So the premise is those two kids are awful hellions who scare away nannies?
And I’m not sure what Dick Van Dyke is doing, but I am sure it’s problematic.

A good rule of thumb on partisan issues is those who scream the loudest care the least.

Congratulations to Hillary Clinton for being elected president of France.

Well, my six-year-old daughter is very excited for the Wonder Woman movie. I’m not sure it will be appropriate, though.
I mean, this is the same universe as Ben Affleck’s Punisher in a bat costume.

Yes. Finally completed a draft of a novel that’s been “near complete” for years. Next project: the sequel to Superego.
What I completed is my third novel. My second novel should be coming out later this year, so save up those dollars.

I’m excited to get working on a sequel to Superego. People really liked it, but there are a few flaws I’ve seen pointed out in reviews.
A sequel is a chance for me to build on what I’ve learned and hopefully make something even better.
Rico is a dark character, though. I don’t know why I made the main character of my first novel a psychopath. But hey, it was entertaining.

Superego quite popular on Audible. Feel accomplished that someone can listen to 10 1/2 hours of my writing and consider it a good experience.

Want wife to finally watch Blade Runner, but need to prepare her for it. What’s the non-pejorative way of saying it’s kinda slow and boring.

I was not prepared for Blade Runner when I first saw it as a kid. Was expecting some Star Wars sorta fun scifi adventure.
Same thing happened when I saw 2001 as a kid. Did not understand beginning and ending, but the middle part with the killer AI was fun.

Slow doesn’t always mean boring. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly takes it time. Every episode of Better Call Saul is no rush but riveting.

I don’t get all the bad reviews for Iron Fist. Three episodes in, I’m enjoying it so far.

When telling my kids about space travel, I feel like a character from Mad Max talking about “The Beforetimes, in the Long Long Ago…”
“Perhaps your wise grandmother can tell you of when man landed on the moon.”

Despite all the funding and support Trump gave Comey, Hillary is still at large hiding in the woods somewhere.

I know everyone likes to freak out over everything President Trump does, but let’s give the new FBI director, Vladimir Putin, a chance.

  1. Trump does something stupid
  2. Democrats overreact in an idiotic, partisan way so no one takes them seriously
  3. Repeat

Cost effective thing to do is turn entire city of DC into a prison like from Escape from New York but make sure no elected officials escape.

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Random Thoughts: Obama Speech and Hillary Lessons

I don’t know what happened to the never ending era of progressivism that Obama was supposed to herald in, but at least he’s making bank.

Obama’s $400,000 Wall Street speech was all about how Bernie would have won.

watches A Handmaiden’s Tale
“This could happen in real life!”
watches Power Rangers Dino Super Charge
“This could happen in real life!”

We’ve now gone from constant worries about non-existent right-wing violence to blaming the right for causing left-wing violence.

“We’ll show this provocateur by getting all provoked!”

Not sure how it’s going to go for the country, but I’m pretty sure this presidency thing is going to be a great growth opportunity for Trump.

I don’t get my college asking for donations. Giving money to a university these days feels like giving alcohol to a drunk.

Oh. I thought “Make sure your Adobe Flash Player is up to date” was a euphemism for deleting it.

If there was a march to stop useless marches, I wouldn’t march at it because it wouldn’t accomplish anything.

I don’t care about the content of Obama’s speech; it’s worth paying him $400k just to prove that everyone who believed in him is an idiot.

Are people claiming the NYT is doing something worse than paying good money for the opinions of Thomas Friedman and Paul Krugman?

While Communism murdered even more people than Nazism, it’s not as toxic to be associated with because it’s supposedly better intentioned?

If we have enough idiots screw with our health care, one of them is bound to do something right.

One of the most disappointed I’ve been in life was when I found out Doctor Who wasn’t about an owl with a medical license.

“You wanna medal or a monument?”
“I want a monument wearing a medal that says ‘Best Monument’.”

I think Dems have learned a lot from 2016 that will help next time they nominate a candidate no one likes who is under FBI investigation.

You’ll be able to tell when Hillary Clinton has learned her lesson when she apologizes for running for president in the first place.

When you give up freedom to the government, you’ll never get it back unless the whole government collapses. So it could be gone for months.

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Random Thoughts: Hate Speech and Marching

The inequality that politicians are most concerned about – because it hits close to home – is how unequal millionaires are to billionaires.

“We need to ban hate speech” = “I want to be a excused using violence against non-violent action”

Le Pen is French for “the pen.”
That’s the full extent of my knowledge on international politics.

People who say we need to ban the ill-defined “hate speech” hate speech.

We should have a March for Math. We wouldn’t be $20 trillion in debt if politicians stopped politicizing math and listened to calculators.

One of the worst developments for science is dumb people “loving” science.

Does anyone understand the point of any of these marches that have happened since Trump has become president?

It seems like they’re just slapping a label on things and marching, but no one has any long term goals or actual strategies.

Middle of my high school football games were interrupted by a march. Never understood what they were protesting – something about tubas.

It would be cool if there was a Mr. T themed restaurant with the slogan “I pity the full!”

The March for Science was a failure. Trump has just announced that his wall to keep out science will now be ten feet taller.

Is Obama going to finally explain what the hell a community organizer is?

I don’t trust anything out of the Russian government because it’s heavily Russian influenced.

Why are Dems always focusing on Trump’s horrible policies they disagree with and not his horrible policies they do agree with?

All the most horrific things humanity has done start with treating certain people as a liability to be mitigated for the benefit of others.

Powerless was disappointing. Great cast and great subject matter to work with, but the writing wasn’t there.

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Random Thoughts: MOAB and Taxes

I think Trump has become a much better president since he’s teamed up with a crime solving dog and has a wacky misadventure every week.

All of my kids inexplicably loved Mickey Mouse at about one and a half with basically no prior exposure. It’s like it’s in kids’ genes.

I won’t know what to think of all this until I hear from Chelsea Clinton.

One of these days we’re going to finish a war.

Don’t mess with the US or we will bomb you and keep bombing you until it’s page 15 news and most have forgotten we’re still at war with you.

Prayers for all the bombs today that lost their mother.

For the cost of that bomb we dropped on Afghanistan, we could have given 1000 needy families much smaller bombs.

Trump to address the nation on his ideas for an even larger bomb.

I don’t think the new MST3K is going to work. The new host’s two syllable name messes up the meter of the opening song.

One difference between the government and a mugger is a mugger doesn’t make you spend a day filling out a complicated form so he can rob you

Also, a mugger takes less money and is less likely to spend it wastefully.

So how much does the country lose each year in wasted man hours filling out tax forms?

So what’s going on? The left are having a pro-tax march on Tax Day?
I get wanting Trump’s tax returns as a campaign issue. I don’t see why anyone would give a rat’s ass now.

The left seems to have settled on the tactic of marches of vague purpose.

Isn’t nice to have a president who doesn’t think he’s above us and will respond to every little taunt?

Can the pro-Trump and anti-Trump sides unite on the fact that those propping up Chelsea Clinton are the worst people in this country?

Who’s Ossoff and where is Georgia?

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Random Thoughts: Syria and United

I’ve never really understood who Steve Bannon is.

We’re at war! Or we’re still at war. We’re a little bit more warier than yesterday, at least.

I should say that a very small percentage of the country that’s in the military is at war; the rest of us are policing the wokeness of Pepsi.

The most difficult thing to do as a US President is to not get into a new conflict in the Middle East. None succeed.

It really is a miracle that thanks to flight we can get anywhere in the world within hours with just a little groping and random beatings.

I once flew first class. Big difference from coach where it’s increasingly becoming “Just feel lucky we let you on the plane.”
“We might even randomly change our minds.”

Oh wow. Thor has always been the most “meh” of the Marvel series, but that trailer makes the new look pretty awesome.
The beginning of the Thor trailer could have used a record scratch, though.

“Hitler – kind of a bad guy. Not very popular right now.” -Trump, probably

“So Trump’s actions in Syria are pretty popular. Any remarks?”
“First, I have a few more positive things to say about Hitler…”

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Random Thoughts: Dinners and Zelda

How do you not do an “A-maze-ing Spider-Man” pun for this? Sometimes it seems like our society is too far gone to be saved.

This whole avoiding the appearance of impropriety thing is crazy. Affairs barely ever happen and only to really evil men (like Bill Clinton).

You may be wondering why Trump is punching himself really hard in the junk – that’s a negotiating tactic.

Mike Pence sure has become an extreme target of irrational partisan hatred. He’s a politician; there should be good reasons to hate him.

I’m very proud of my daughter’s asymmetric warfare in Legend of Zelda.
She’s too scared to charge in fighting like I do, so she come up with lots of sneaky ways to kill enemies.

Are one on one business dinners a common thing? Has no one asked me to dinner because I’m bad at business?
I have had business one on one lunch. Don’t drink three martinis during that. It doesn’t work.

If Trump continues being horrible and everyone continues hating him, I may have to vote for him in 2020.

With his homemade sword and shield, my son looks like a kid from the 50s… except he’s emulating a video game character.

I love the You’re Welcome song from Moana. It is very good.

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – the waiting for it to stop raining simulator

Not a conspiracy theorist, but I saw Trump, Putin, and Bernie Sanders in a room together doing that Russian crouching kicking dance thing.

Competition is good. Maybe Dems should make their own Supreme Court and advertise its shorter wait times on judicial review.

Man, I’ve had that new Zelda for a month now and still all I want to do is play more Zelda.

If they nuke the filibuster, then anyone who tries to filibuster might die of radiation poisoning.

There needs to be a lot more mansplaining that that 77% statistic isn’t about women getting unequal pay for the exact same work.

The most exciting thing about becoming a Supreme Court justice is you finally are allowed to see the Constitution. I wonder what it says?

1984, but instead of trying to get Winston to say 2+2=5, they’re trying to get him to say yes to “Is Pepsi okay?”

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Random Thoughts: Health Insurance and Justice League

Since the ACA, my health insurance has been much worse and much more expensive. Then again, not hopeful GOP bill will fix that.

Don’t know where left expects to go with Gorsuch stuff. Right have the power and more to lose since they’re replacing Scalia.

A better use of the left’s time would be to get Ruth Bader Ginsburg to stop BASE jumping… at least while Trump is still president

I think a really big wall would make our country much safer. Wait for next State of the Union, then build it around the Capitol.

The sociopaths who won’t spend a moment’s thought on the people the blundering ACA hurt claim to really care about the poor.

If Trump spends his whole term doing nothing but unsuccessfully passing bills, he’ll be the greatest president since Coolidge.

I was once part of a justice league. We only saved the world on weekends because we all had day jobs.
We often fought the local chapter of the Legion of Doom. And we had an annual pancake breakfast fundraiser.
I left when the whole thing got too political. I’m still not sure who Ron Paul is.

From the trailer, the Justice League movie looks as dark and unpleasant as the other DC movies plus some humor.

I’d rather my health care wasn’t dependent on what sociopaths in Washington decide, but most want things to go the other direction.

Everyone wants all the money and power controlled by the worst people in society. That’s called “being concerned about the poor.”

Our system for electing presidents seems to select people who are good at nothing other than being elected president.

Great long piece on Mary Katharine Ham. There’s a lot of gloom in punditry these days, but she’s a real ray of hope.
With Trump, it seems like both sides are doubling down on politics being all LOUD PARTISAN YELLING, but there are better ways.

What I love about the new Nintendo system is I no longer need to stop playing Zelda just because I’m attending my daughter’s soft ball game.

Funny all the focus on religious extremism when the philosophy that murdered the most people in the 20th century was bad economics.

Don’t do another Pirates of the Caribbean movie; do a Secret of Monkey Island movie.

Those Old Navy ads make Amy Schumer look like the most unfunny person on the planet – like she’s a joke writer for Mike Huckabee.

MOVIE PITCH: An internet troll gets access to nuclear weapons. He’s also a real-estate billionaire for some reason.
But we’re going to try to get the audience to root for him by making everyone else in the movie so awful.

A nice feature to add to Google Maps would be making it smart enough to know when to stop giving you directions when taking you home.

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Random Thoughts: TV Gun Control and Gorsuch

Saw that gun control episode of Arrow. Just highlighted to me how far the Overton window had moved to the right on guns.
And isn’t Green Arrow traditionally a big left-winger in the comics? Oliver had mainly been apolitical in the show, even as mayor.
A couple decades ago, you’d expect show like this to conclude ban all guns, but that’s not even an acceptable position to mention anymore.
Then again, a really anti-gun position would be kind of untenable for a group of armed vigilantes.
I remember once Supernatural trying to venture a pro-gun control line, but it’s like, you guys have a trunk full of illegal guns.

I kinda want to punch myself when I use the phrase Overton window.

All this Trump tax return stuff did is emphasize to me how much the rich pay in taxes.

Can you imagine giving $38 million to the feds when you know they’re just going to waste most of it? Oy.
Think of how much someone competent and with a little skin in the game could do with $38 million.

If the Democrats actually run Chelsea Clinton, we deserve at least four Trump terms.

“Bing, please find me the website ‘Google.'”

I love how the new Zelda broke dungeons up into a hundred pieces so now they’re short puzzle breaks instead of hours long slogs.
The dungeons were always fun to a point, but the joy in Zelda was always the over world.

Isn’t Sesame Street a billion dollar ip that makes tons in merchandising? That’s like giving tax dollars to Disney.

John Lithgow’s name in the murder comedy is Henderson?

Hellboy’s father had a way different career path.

My daughter got really angry at the term “weekend” since Sunday is the beginning of the week.

Some on the left claim that the vacant SCOTUS seat belongs to Merrick Garland. What has the SCOTUS rules on SCOTUS seat ownership?

Before you get upset, just remember that however we decide to fill a SCOTUS seat, it’s stupid.
Whining about Merrick Garland is just saying, “We got a different dumb outcome than the dumb outcome I wanted.”

Why people keep mentioning Sesame Street? Do tax dollars go to HBO? Are we using federal funds to clothe all the naked people on Game of Thrones?

Don’t think the Dems have real plan to stop Gorsuch. One spent his time holding hand close to Gorsuch’s face saying, “I’m not touching you!”

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Random Thoughts: Breath of the Wild and Trump’s Taxes

My wife had a girls night out last night and saw Logan without me 🙁
Only time I’ve ever thought “Why can’t there be some horrible romcom out right now?”

Legend of Zelda games make up one tenth of the top 100 games of all time on Metacritic.
Grand Theft Auto actually appears on the list more times, but that’s because it’s on so many different platforms.
And am I the only one to find Grand Theft Auto IV hugely overrated? It burnt me out on the gameplay so much I still haven’t check out V.

One of the things I hate most about Macs are the symbols for keyboard shortcuts I can never understand. Why is Ctrl a ^?

What happens if The Young Pope goes on for twenty seasons?

A better name for the new Zelda would be “Legend of Zelda: Hey, What’s That Over There…”
In the game, you decide on some quest to do, and then you see like twenty interesting things to check out along the way. It’s amazing.

In the new Zelda, spending Spirit Orbs on more hearts is the responsible thing to do while more stamina is the fun thing to do.
I’m constantly getting one-shotted by new enemies I run into, but I want to climb higher mountains and glide farther!

That new Zelda game is so good I want to write hate mail to all the critics who only gave it 9 out of 10.

Whoa. A bunch of idiots are rushing to pass a poorly thought-out healthcare bill. That is so… familiar.

Libertarianism is the pollyannaish idea that modern man can organize society without pointing guns at each other.

My son is asking for a Maui costume for his 4th birthday. How do I explain that kerfuffle to him?

In the new Zelda, I can’t wait until I finally get to fight Calamity Ganon and his henchwoman, Calamity Jane.

Are you guys still talking about politics? Come on, that jumped the shark. Let’s move on to something else.

Trump’s 2nd term should be interesting since it will take us about four years to get used to the idea that Trump is actually our president.

$38 million sounds like a lot in taxes, but the federal government pisses away more than that in an hour on stupid nonsense.

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Random Thoughts: Marvel Movies and GOP-acare

Apparently Trump gave a good speech. He should take a lesson from George Costanza and now disappear for a while.

Here’s a tough contest: Which Marvel movie had the most forgettable villain?
Probably easier to start with thinking of the few Marvel movies that had an interesting villain.
I’m thinking it’s between Thor 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy which both had guy in makeup wants to destroy universe for some reason.

GENERIC VILLAIN: “Let’s burn down the universe for insurance money!”
SPACE CHRIS PRATT: “The delightfully humorous Guardians of the Galaxy will stop you!”

I don’t get the Star Was comparison with Guardians of the Galaxy. It’s Star Wars if they got rid of Luke for more Han Solos.

THUG 1: “Ha! I just blew up a puppy orphanage with a rocket launcher!”
THUG 2: *turning pale* “That was John Wick’s puppy orphanage!”

If Trump ends up being an okay president, then that proves it’s a job any idiot can do. Like Senator.

We have a fun president. He’s a new adventure every day.

Zelda is the most consistently great video game series, but Breath of the Wild nothing like previous ones. And possibly best one ever.
Only a little ways into it, but it so good and dauntingly huge. And almost Zelda 2 different.
I want to pop the Switch out and sit in bed playing it all night long, but I told kids I’d only play it with them 🙁

I want nothing more than to play Zelda. Kids were begging me this morning to play Zelda. But I cleaned dishes. Stupid being an adult.

Very confusing moving between XBox controller on my PC and Nintendo controller. They disagree on the alphabetical order of AB, XY pairs.
Guess I never paid much attention to the fact that Nintendo has always been alphabetical from the right going back to NES.

Is Nintendo every going to have supply meet demand on the Nintendo Classic? It’s currently going for a 160% markup.

Just seems like bad optics that the GOP bill constantly uses the phrase “the poors.”

Oh no. The big dumb mess made by idiots is going to be replaced by another big dumb mess made by idiots.

It’s fun working on kernel-level drivers. Back in the day, it used to be so much easier to crash a computer.

iTunes for Windows is Apple’s Dorian Gray painting.

“I am very very interested in what trite thing Chelsea Clinton has to say about current events.” -Adolph Hitler

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Random Thoughts: Slogans and the Academy Awards

A free country is defined less by what you can vote on and more by what rights are never up for a vote.

The goal should be to make elections as irrelevant as possible such that one never feels their rights are on the line.

“Democracy dies in darkness.” Yeah, that’s the problem, geniuses: Trump hasn’t been covered enough these past two years.

Democracy Care Instructions:
1. Get it plenty of sunlight
2. Water twice daily
3. Never ever feed after midnight

A better slogan for the Washington Post would be “Smart as a post!” It’s clever.

So they’re not going to do the most obvious thing to make baseball more interesting and have the runner keep his bat?

There’s a lot about the trans issue I don’t understand, but I’m way too afraid to ask questions.

I’d love a law that prohibited the government from ever referring to anything as “free.”

I’m old fashioned. I always refer to Batman as “The Batman.”

It’s not helping rumors that Trump is actually a villainous pirate the way he keeps using phrases like “Avast, ye landlubbers!” and “Arr!”

So when am I actually going to be able to obtain a Nintendo Switch? I still haven’t gotten the Nintendo Classic I wanted.

I saw on the news today that Trump did something a lot of people didn’t like. Hopefully this is a small, isolated misstep.

Has anyone tried making fun of Trump? Maybe that will stop him.

Trump and the media should have a meeting at the bottom of an abandoned well and everyone should be invited.

You shouldn’t end your own tweets with BAM! Sad.

My kids want me to train them to be Batman/Batgirl. Do you know of any good karate/detective skills/brooding curriculum?

What we need is less of a MEdia and more of an USdia. BAM!

Angie Tribeca is so stupid, but it’s a lot of fun.

JUST IN: NBC News tweeted that Donald Trump tweeted that he would not be attending to WHCD.

An accurate thing to tell someone who is not very good at painting is “You’re worse than Hitler.”

Trump is always shutting down tough questions by shouting, “I’m gonna karate chop you!” but he’s never done it. I don’t think he knows how.

If you encourage Chelsea Clinton or run for political office, you should be punched like a common Nazi.

Should wait a decade to award best picture. Better idea what’s a significant and lasting film.

What are political speeches at Oscars supposed to accomplish other than remind those souring on Trump that the other side is insufferable?

Now if someone gave a political speech at the Oscars telling off everyone in that room, that would be awesome. And brave.

That was shocking when the Academy Awards’ security tackled and beat a producer of La La Land until he let go of his Oscar.

Forever after, people will give their Oscar acceptance speech while tensely keeping an eye out for a producer rushing toward the stage.

I didn’t care for this statue at the zoo, but I didn’t say anything because I didn’t want to be hippo critical.
Hippo Statue

It’s always been weird to tell my daughter of this futuristic thing of going to the moon and it all took place before I was born.

No talking about Syria until we reach a conclusion on this couch issue.

The government should shoot down Elon Musk’s Space X rocket before he hits us with moon rocks.

I’m scared of the moon. It’s kinda an inhospitable harlot.

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Random Thoughts: The Press and Sweden

Trump is going to rally Saturday. Know who also had rallies? Nazis. And race cars.
I don’t have a point.

With all the dire predictions, take comfort in everyone’s record on accurate predictions.

How does the third smallest electoral win since Reagan become “the biggest electoral win since Reagan” in Trump’s mind?
Accurate would be “biggest electoral win since Reagan where the winner did not have a plurality in the popular vote.”

Trump and the media both make great points about how the other is horrible and should not be trusted.

Trump makes issue of non-existent things like “fake” Obama birth certificate, “millions” of fraudulent votes, and “credibility” of the press.

Why is National Guard marching down my street asking for papers? Who reads the newspapers anymore?

The most logical way to solve this is some sort of dance off between Trump and the press.

“Journalist” and “president” are both fake jobs mainly held by idiots.

The press can’t regain during the Trump presidency the credibility they lost during Obama. Have to wait for next Democrat and go hard on him.

Scientists are dumb.

Watched the first episode of Power Rangers with my kids, and it referred to all their robots as dinosaurs though only two of them are.
They’re a T Rex, mastodon, pterodactyl, triceratops, and sabertooth tiger, to refresh your memory.
Just another in my series “kid shows are stupid.” Still can’t get over how no one could recognize He-Man when he’s wearing a shirt.

Yes, Clark Kent’s glasses disguise is dumb, but it’s still leagues better than He-Man putting on a pink vest to become Adam.
There is no arguing with me here. Agree or be dumb.

I completely missed what didn’t happen in Sweden.

Kurt Cobain was the voice of a generation. I could never understand what he was singing, but I’m pretty sure it was what I was feeling.

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is to run Hillary against it.” -Edmund Burke

I want to laugh at Mark Zuckerberg running for president, but then I remember that’s less weird than the current reality.

Easy to imagine worse than Trump. What if Trump was a Democrat? Then on top of everything, the press would be running interference for him.

Sweden another example of:
* Trump being dumb
* His critics being just as dumb (“Let’s mock the idea anything could be wrong in Sweden!”)

Finally playing Arkham Knight. It really does make you feel like you’re Batman — except for the stupid tank combat.
And I wonder if the Batcomputer can run it without crashing.

Really enjoyed The Witness, though it’s a bit like if the island in Myst had a bunch of Sudoku puzzles taped to the walls everywhere.
I just mean that for a lot of it, there wasn’t a lot of integration of the puzzles and the environment.

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Random Thoughts: Elizabeth Warren and Rogue One

A Senator can’t impugn the character of another Senator? So no rap battles?

I didn’t know you could right-click on a Chrome tab to mute it. This changes EVERYTHING!
What I need next is a way to search my tabs when I have a hundred tabs open.

New rule: You’re only allowed to get outraged by three things Trump does per day. It’s smart to wait until the end of the day to pick.

Senators can’t say bad things about each other because of the rule about insults and can’t say nice things because of the rule about lying.

I’m very torn on this Elizabeth Warren thing because I like it both when:
1) Politicians are insulted
2) Politicians are shut upped

Accusations against Sessions no chance of gaining attention. “Democrats accuse Republican of racism” is a setting on white noise machines.

“So did politics get any smarter today?”
sees rich, privileged partisan hack propped up as feminist hero
“No, continues the other way.”

Much of politics is elevating mediocrity to sainthood. But mediocrity is all you have to work with among elected officials.

For Valentines Day, we finally saw Rogue One. Because that’s the kind of romantic I am.

Rallying behind Elizabeth Warren is just as dumb as rallying behind Trump. The solution to Trump isn’t new stupidity.
Though lionizing rich, mediocre people as champions is kind of an old stupidity in politics.

Trump controls the people who hate him even more than his supporters.

Can’t believe Trump appointed an Attorney General who didn’t first serve as an Attorney Colonel.

Twitter needs a permanent “What Trump just said” at the top so you can understand what everyone is all riled up about.

When you put the government in charge of something, remember that every so often the government will be run by people you despise.

Lucky I got my wife a Tile for her car keys. She somehow got them in the bottom of the kitchen trash.

Elizabeth Warren is most obvious phony on the left since John Edwards, but let’s rally behind her lies about being Cherokee to defeat Trump!

The problem with all the focus on Trump he is not the core of what’s wrong with politics and government.
When Trump is gone, things will not get magically better. On current trajectory, it might get worse.

We’re in for a 4 year long competition between Trump’s biggest supporters and Trump’s biggest detractors for who can be the absolute worst.
The president will be competing as well.

Most of politics is explaining why your hate is justified unlike everyone else’s.

People are still singing and making music? I thought that fad was over.

Is it now the official policy of the Democratic Party that there is no difference between legal and illegal immigration?

What’s Twitter like when you mute all mentions of Trump? Peaceful like a meadow, or spooky like a ghost town?

“They’re firing people who have Russian ties!”
checks necktie
sees it was made in China
breathes sigh of relief

Finally saw Rogue One. It was Star War-riffic!
They can quote me on that on the front of the DVD release.

So I spent Valentine’s Day debating with my wife whether Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor had a romantic interest in each other. I thought they were just close in the end as Comrades in war.

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