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    [Movies] Talk about the last movie you saw 2: Electric Threadaloo

    Bill and Ted Face The Music Perfect bookend to the series. I love Excellent Adventure and Bogus Journey, and this delivered in a big way. It wasn't a rehash of the same story or the same gags, but it kept enough of elements from the first two to provide the required fan service of a 30 year late...
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    Great marketing or greatest marketing?

    It's kinda clever, but ultimately its the same as every other corporation slapping a rainbow on their packaging and pretending they're an LGBT ally for 30 days.
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    What, no Pokemon Go thread?

    I've said this before, but this time I'm done with this game for real. In the last week I've done 12km of running and 5km of walking, all with Pokemon Go open, and yet my egg has only recorded 1.7km. They've done some update to how it logs your distance travelled, and it's literally recording my...
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    Coronavirus Thread

    If I'm travelling somewhere by car, I'm connecting my bluetooth to the car. If I'm walking, I'm connecting to my wireless headphones. In either case, you know I'm too lazy to disconnect and reconnect everytime I need to enter a building. That bluetooth is on at least until I get home.
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    Coronavirus Thread

    Back to the topic at hand: Canada's Contact Tracing App finally came out, and someone postred this at work. Apparently these things don't need GPS data at all? https://ncase.me/contact-tracing/
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    Coronavirus Thread

    I know my wife has to blur out any kids' faces in any photos or videos she takes of her classroom, and it it to protect the students' whereabouts in cases where an abusive relative might be looking for them.
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    [TV] Talk about the last TV you watched, the catchall thread

    Started watching Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. It's been long recommended to me by a friend. Fewer musical numbers than I expected. only other musical tv show I ever watched was Galavant, and I feel like that had more numbers. Take away the musical aspect, and it sits at the centre of a Venn diagram...
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    The Random Crap Thread 2: It Hits the Fan.

    The two of them utterly destroying one another is the best possible outcome.
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    Minor victory thread

    aw yeah. That's a tank of gas and a case of beer right there.
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    The Random Crap Thread 2: It Hits the Fan.

    I had to sign up for it. If you live within 10km of the plant they give it to you by default, but the outer zones you have to sign up for it. We had a leak scare a few months back, when a province wide emergency alert was sent out by mistake when they were testing the system. My somewhat...
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    The Random Crap Thread 2: It Hits the Fan.

    I live within 50km of a nuclear plant and so the government has provided me with potassium iodine pills to thwart thyroid cancer in the event of a radioiodine leak. It's basically Rad-X from Fallout.
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    [Brazelton] Olivia DeHaviland

    So weird because "Gone with the Wind" came up in like 4 separate conversations yesterday and none of us knew.
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    The Random Crap Thread 2: It Hits the Fan.

    Our neighbours have put more work into their yard in the last week than they have in the last two years combined, and I wish I was exaggerating but I'm not. I sincerely hope it's because they're trying to sell.
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    Coronavirus Thread

    My wife is a teacher and her union has been advised to get their last will and testaments in order before September. Schools are a cesspool of viruses and bacteria at the best of times. They should not be opening. maks, no masks, doesn't matter. They should not be opening in a pandemic. Full stop.
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    What are you listening to II: Electric Bogaloo

    I mean, it is a little bit nuts. My first exposure to it was a local three piece called Buzz Deluxe who played a lot of the local punk shows I'd frequent in my teens. they were more straight rockabilly than psychobilly or punkabilly but somehow they fit in there with our scene's "shitcore" and...
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