Re: Guest Post - Holy shit!!

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Sorely tempted (and a friend of mine is going) but I guess I can't get to LA on a Wednesday.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 10:45 AM
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Essear must have enough frequent flyer miles for this.


Posted by: LizardBreath | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 10:46 AM
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The lurkers are legitimate by email.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 10:46 AM
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God, I really wonder if I could justify this.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 10:46 AM
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Yup, someone send a note to essear. If he can make it happen, I'm guessing he will.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 10:47 AM
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Also, I believe that Airedale has commented in the past. Unless I'm wrong.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 10:48 AM
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Tickets are all running about $400 for me. That's...reasonable but not budget-wise.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 10:50 AM
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I vote essear. And if he thinks he can't make it we should kidnap him and put him on a plane.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 10:51 AM
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If we get more than one willing commenter, we clearly need some sort of dating game.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 10:54 AM
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Hello, unfoggedatariat. Wednesday does seem like an inconvenient day for them to have chosen. I have decided to make a vacation of it (I already had plans to attend the BNP Paribas tennis tournament in Indian Wells the week before, so I'm just extending the stay in LA a few days - unfortunately none of the friends I am going to Indian Wells with can stay that much longer, although maybe fortunately for one of you). Anyway, I'm also happy to take recommendations for fun things to do in LA and good places to eat. Hopefully someone will be able to take me up on this!


Posted by: Airedale | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 10:54 AM
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Anyone who wants to come from out of town (and this person should clearly be Essear, he has the goddamn frequent flyer miles) is welcome to stay with me to save money. I may have another in I could try to play as well. I really should watch the show, but I haven't so I couldn't possibly ask for the ticket and would feel bad about doing so even if I had.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 10:56 AM
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There is zero chance this is legitimate. Someone is going to get kidnapped and murdered.


Posted by: urple | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 10:58 AM
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Why can't it be both.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 11:05 AM
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As long as Airedale promises to liveblog, that's a feature not a bug, right?


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 11:05 AM
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I bet we can kickstart a liveblogged kidnapping and murder into a feature film.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 11:06 AM
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I'm glad everyone thought of me, but I'm planning to be in Beijing that day, planning future giant experiments to destroy the planet, or something like that. So... it would be kind of difficult.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 11:06 AM
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15: The Veronica Mars movie Veronica Mars movie, starring essear.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 11:06 AM
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I'm not a VM fan but if essear can't make it I volunteer my services as a fellow Maroon of comparable age.


Posted by: nosflow | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 11:06 AM
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12: but then a sarcastic blonde 18-year-old from the wrong side of the tracks will figure out who did it!


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 11:08 AM
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16: I'm genuinely surprised at your priorities. Also maybe a bit disappointed.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 11:09 AM
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If you are going to leave a talk before it's over, is it better or worse to be on rollerblades?

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Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 11:10 AM
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Does the aisle have steps?


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 11:10 AM
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20: this means you should go, you realize.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 11:10 AM
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22: no aisle. It did seem to help him leave quickly and silently, although it also got a bit of a laugh.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 11:11 AM
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Er, no steps. I guess no aisle either.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 11:12 AM
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23: I'll be in Beijing (with Mitch), stealing essear's research and selling it to the Reds.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 11:12 AM
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VW Is Become Joe Morgan, Destroyer of Worlds.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 11:13 AM
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Joe Morgan was a comsymp? I guess that makes sense.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 11:15 AM
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essear needs to change his plans. Honestly, it's like I don't even know him anymore.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 11:15 AM
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Oh wait, you mean he was a physicist. Yeah, I knew that.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 11:15 AM
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maybe we can get somebody else a ticket with essear's FF miles!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 11:21 AM
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I'm so helpful.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 11:22 AM
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With my travel plans I can probably buy a DVD of the movie from a stall on the street before it comes out, right?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 11:23 AM
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Essear: no longer invited to my house.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 11:28 AM
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15. Agamemnon cutting between Clytemnestra's LiveJournal, Agamemnon blogging for National Review and Cassandra's Facebook feed, with a chorus of commenters.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 11:37 AM
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20 16: I'm genuinely surprised at your priorities. Also maybe a bit disappointed.

29 essear needs to change his plans. Honestly, it's like I don't even know him anymore.

I feel chastened.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 11:40 AM
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Isn't Oudemia the #2 Veronica Mars fan here? Oudemia, come on over.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 11:40 AM
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oudemia should totes go.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 11:41 AM
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It's true. Oudemia should go.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 11:43 AM
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I can work with 35. I wonder if Halford will rep the project.


Posted by: Von Wafer | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 11:50 AM
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I have thrown my hat in the ring. I've never seen an episode of Veronica Mars.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 11:52 AM
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omg me. i don't actually think i could make that work money/work-time-off-wise, but that would be amazing. click on my blog link, i've been rewatching vmars & vlogging it. huge fan.


Posted by: Catherine | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 12:08 PM
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Sadly I'll be in Australia.


Posted by: Unfoggetarian: "Pause endlessly, then go in" (9) | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 12:11 PM
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Huh, I looked up text under his real name on FB and we have several friends in common. At any rate, I would be happy to go with text, although, other things being equal, I'd prefer to see the opportunity go to a VM fan. So I will hold off making a final decision for a bit.


Posted by: Airedale | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 12:12 PM
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O's bday is in a few days! No escape for me!


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 12:13 PM
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Heebie should totally do it. $400 is nothing to make the blog happy!


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 12:15 PM
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O's bday is in a few days! No escape for me!

Take him with you! Surprise him and Kristen Bell with a rented sloth!


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 12:39 PM
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I think you could probably get a rent-a-sloth for like $500 bucks. Do it.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 1:02 PM
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I'd love to go! I am a fan and an evangelist (with an admitted dropoff in enthusiasm at Season 3). You could say I organized my honeymoon around VM, after a fashion.

But of course I would defer to anyone who was willing to fly in for the event.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 1:37 PM
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I would also defer to a sloth.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 1:38 PM
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A true fan has to lose enthusiasm with season 3; any less would imply that they failed to properly appreciate seasons 1 and 2.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 1:39 PM
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I vote k-sky! Go go go!


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 1:39 PM
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My vote depends on whether or not 12 is right.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 1:43 PM
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Do I get it if or unless?


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 1:46 PM
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It's not that I don't want to see you kidnapped or murdered. It's just a matter of other priorities.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 1:49 PM
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If you don't want to take an asshole to the premier I think your choices off this blog are going to be limited. As a person who enjoys socializing with assholes I'm uniquely situated to be an excellent date.


Posted by: text | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 1:52 PM
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I saw a play once about Veronica Mars, or rather, inspired by the playwright's response to the character. Only because my friend got the lead role. It wasn't great.

I wish now that I had played my cards right and fawned over the stupid Hollywood movie I got to go on the junket for. They might still be flying me out there to stay at fancy hotels and stuff. All my journalistic integrity ever got me was a tiny brass plate with my name affixed to a wooden plaque.


Posted by: Natilo Paennim | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 2:06 PM
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51 gets it exactly right.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 2:07 PM
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Jammies and I are talking it over. The main problem is childcare - the kids are off from school that week. I was going to stay home with them T/Th, and Jammies was going to cover Wednesday, and we'd patch together Monday-Friday. But it's going to be tough to find someone who can sit all day T/Th.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 2:25 PM
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My most VM obsessed friend (the one who is a attending the event) likes Season III but he has a penchant for good things in decline. And just very bad things, as he would admit. Bave and I watched Hudson Hawk with him.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 2:25 PM
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Also, if I don't go, we'd leave for a road-trip that Thursday, so Friday childcare would also be satisfied. If I did go, we wouldn't leave until that Saturday.

Jammies' mom is a possibility, but her sister is very sick, and so she's (understandably) reluctant to commit.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 2:34 PM
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So who will fly in and co-parent with Jammies?


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 2:38 PM
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I'm looking at you, Smearcase.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 2:39 PM
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Would he have to get a perm?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 2:41 PM
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Or a sloth?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 2:57 PM
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The beauty of rewatching VM (which I did in the past month or so) is that you know to stop at the end of Season 2.

On the second time through I'd say that Season 2 was spottier than I'd remembered. There are some very memorable episodes, but also a lot of poor decisions. Season 1 totally held up though, although the last few episodes lose something when you're spoiled on the plot.


Posted by: Unfoggetarian: "Pause endlessly, then go in" (9) | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 3:21 PM
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I started rewatching season 3 a few months ago and then sort of forgot about it. Which I guess sums up season 3.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 3:43 PM
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Logan smashing up the police cars to get thrown in jail with the guy who . . . you know. That's season 3 right? I love that scene.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 3:49 PM
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There should be a website with the definitive list of when to stop watching each show. I successfully watched only the first two seasons of Alias recently.


Posted by: Unfoggetarian: "Pause endlessly, then go in" (9) | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 3:55 PM
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Anyone with advice on when to stop Homeland? I have a few episodes left in Season 1.


Posted by: Unfoggetarian: "Pause endlessly, then go in" (9) | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 3:59 PM
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70: Before starting? (Never dug it, although I like the ginger dude, and Clare Danes, and that woman who was on Firefly, etc.)


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 4:06 PM
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70: Long before the point halfway through season three when I stopped, that's for sure.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 4:19 PM
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I have some kind of totally irrational impulse toward completeness where I'll keep watching a TV show I hate or slog through a six-hundred page book that bores me just because I was kind of halfway interested for the first quarter of it.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 4:20 PM
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I have some kind of totally irrational impulse toward completeness where I'll keep watching a TV show I hate or slog through a six-hundred page book that bores me just because I was kind of halfway interested for the first quarter of it.

One assumes this is a necessary condition for completing a PhD.


Posted by: urple | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 4:26 PM
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Necessary but by no means sufficient, I can assure you.


Posted by: x.trapnel | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 4:28 PM
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Or I'll, I don't know, read almost every fucking comment written on a blog for year after year after year.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 4:29 PM
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I went back and finished the entire X-Files recently. I was surprised they still had the occasional good episode into season 7. Hard to believe I managed to slog through seasons 8 and 9.


Posted by: fake accent | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 4:32 PM
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73: So what's it like to still be watching The Simpsons, anyway?


Posted by: Todd | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 4:46 PM
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74 I do that too. The worst slog I remember was through The Starlost, it's only 16 episodes and each about 50 minutes long and sounded like the kind of thing I'd normally love but I must have fallen sound asleep at least twice through each of them. Still forced myself to watch them though.


Posted by: Barry Freed | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 5:27 PM
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Wait, so who gets the ticket? Should we have a danceoff between K-Sky and Heebie?


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 5:36 PM
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If k-sky gets it can he stay at your house?


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 5:39 PM
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Sure! But only if he brings the baby. It will feel like an adventure for both of them because it's a different ghetto neighborhood.


Posted by: Robert Halford | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 5:48 PM
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Sweet. If heebie comes out, she can help Halford babysit.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 6:25 PM
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(80, see 49.2. If heebie does make it out here, I hope she would not deny me a dance-off, but in the odd event I won, I would yield to her travel effort.)


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 6:27 PM
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re: 70

I enjoyed series 1 a fair bit. Got bored/irritated about halfway through season 2 and bailed.

I find it pretty easy to bail on TV series. There's only been a few that keep my interest over sustained periods of consecutive episodes. Others, I'm quite happy to dip in and out of, if I'm in the mood, and they are built in that episodic way that a lot of pre-HBO series were. But if I'm going to have to follow a sustained arc, it'd better be good or it'll get ditched by about episode 3 or 4.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 6:41 PM
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66: The beauty of rewatching VM (which I did in the past month or so) is that you know to stop at the end of Season 2.

A television channel called pivot* has been reshowing such things as Farscape (yay! yay yay yay!) and has segued to Buffy as well as Veronica Mars in the last month or so. I confess I find the switch -- without showing the entirety of Farscape, all 88 episodes! -- disappointing, but I can rewatch old Buffy. VM I can't say I've ever gotten.

By now I've probably missed Season 1 altogether. I'll give an episode or two a try (maybe), but the bits and pieces I've seen in the past just seem ... eh. Vacuous. If the reshowing is already into Season 3, perhaps I'll never get it.

*pivot is a pretty interesting channel, showing, aside from these reruns, such things as Food, Inc.


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parsimon | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 6:56 PM
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Lost the link there: Food, Inc.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 6:58 PM
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69: The first two seasons of Alias are exactly the good part. The decline in season 3 is immediate and fearsome, as I recall. But of course the last scene of Season 2 is the endpoint of television as a medium. Francie doesn't like coffee ice cream.

(It's funny that I like Melissa George as an actor when she is almost always a character whose every entrance is cause for regret. Season 3 Alias love triangle plot device, borderline patient on In Treatment, Marilyn Fucking Garbanza...)


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 7:11 PM
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I want to sleep on it before I decide, but I'm leaning towards that K-sky should go. Between the flight and the three extra 9-hour days of babysitting, it's already a pricy venture.

I keep thinking "When on earth would I ever get to do something like this again?" though.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 7:20 PM
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86: Is Pivot the one that's showing Little Mosque on the Prairie, which made me lose my shit since I've wanted to watch it forever and yet of course they play it at like 2 in the afternoon? I'm pretty sure yes.


Posted by: Thorn | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 7:29 PM
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Does Melissa George whisper every line when she's not being Marilyn Fucking Garbanza? (She makes me insane. I abominate her.)


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 7:34 PM
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90: Apparently so. I'd never heard of Little Mosque on the Prairie. 2 in the afternoon is a pretty bad time to show anything. They should put it on the evening if they think people should see it.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 7:38 PM
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I admit that despite not having anything at stake, I am quite interested in seeing who gets to go. So c'mon people.


Posted by: md 20/400 | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 8:09 PM
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91: But didn't the Eli Gold spit-take make it all worthwhile?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 9:19 PM
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My mother-in-law is trying to get me to take homeopathic coffee as a sleep aid. What I don't understand is, if there is such a vanishingly tiny amount of coffee in each pellet, why do I have to take six of them? Couldn't you just dilute it one-sixth as much, and then only have to take one pellet?


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 9:32 PM
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Why, I'm almost inclined to think its a scam!


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 9:33 PM
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Heebie, to help make your decision easier (or harder), the premiere is going to be at what I know as Grauman's or Mann's Chinese Theatre, although now evidently renamed the TCL Chinese Theatre. So I'm excited about that, because it seems like a famous Hollywood spot. I don't yet know where the after-party where will be (it's possible they announced it, but I only sent my RSVP today after getting a reminder e-mail to do so). I'm assuming there will be some sort of opportunity to meet/greet the cast, although there are quite a lot of kickstarter backers who got tickets, so I'm not sure how that will all work.


Posted by: Airedale | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 9:42 PM
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Grauman's is a blast. It's the one with the handprints in the front and the marvelous Chinoiserie. It's situated in the same complex where the Oscars are held (formerly the Kodak theater, recently redubbed Dolby, after the house-elf who improved sound quality).

Said complex was also a catalytic redevelopment project that included a landmark community benefits agreement with living wage clauses and union neutrality for the hotel and developer's employees. I can actually bore you with quite a bit of Hollywood infrastructure trivia, if you're so inclined.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 10:06 PM
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I can actually bore you with quite a bit of Hollywood infrastructure trivia, if you're so inclined.

In that case Airedale would be a fool not to pick you.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 10:09 PM
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Though I'm sure heebie has plenty of trivia of her own to share.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 10:10 PM
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Oh, Oh!! I wanna go! Pick me! Pick me!

Caveat #1: I'm just a lurker, and a sporadic one at that.

Caveat #2: I'm a fan, but not a *huge* fan. I.e. I loved season 1, but I lost access to Netflix before I got to see season 2 (and have heard not to bother about season 3).

Caveat #3: I'd be flying flying in from PDX. Don't know if that helps or hurts my case.

Caveat #4: I use a wheelchair most of the time, so if the event(s) aren't accessible, then there wouldn't be much point. Related: my health is not terribly robust, so there is a decent chance I'd have to bow out last minute (or even mid-event) if my body doesn't cooperate with me.

So I'd happily defer to a regular commenter/bigger fan/more conveniently located person/more reliably healthy person. A trip like this is stretching the limits of what my body could handle, so I won't be all that disappointed if I don't get picked. But that being said, this seems like it'd be too much fun to pass up, even if it will be painful too.


Posted by: wink ;) | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 10:12 PM
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94: maybe but the scene where [spoiler] turned out to be [famous spoiler] ruined that entire subplot.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 02-11-14 10:24 PM
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There should be a website with the definitive list of when to stop watching each show.

What, you mean a site about when shows jumped the shark?

On the second time through I'd say that Season 2 was spottier than I'd remembered. There are some very memorable episodes, but also a lot of poor decisions. Season 1 totally held up though, although the last few episodes lose something when you're spoiled on the plot.

This is pretty much where I am. There's a clear and mostly steady decline from the end of season one, but since the starting point is so high, season two is still very good TV on the whole. Even season three is watchable in its own right, if by no means great, it's just painful to view it in comparison to what went before.


Posted by: Ginger Yellow | Link to this comment | 02-12-14 6:34 AM
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I assume that whoever goes will be required to liveblog, yes?


Posted by: urple | Link to this comment | 02-12-14 7:21 AM
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My vote is for Catherine, the most intense VM fan I know.

I'm trying to do a re-watch myself; I thought that forcing myself to only watch an episode while working out would help motivate me to exercise. This has failed in several respects.


Posted by: emdash | Link to this comment | 02-12-14 10:39 AM
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Did you hear about the person who was taken to a free Veronica Mars concert and woke up the next morning in a bathtub fell of ice?


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 02-12-14 1:08 PM
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Oh, I forgot about Catherine. She should probably go over me as she's in the process of reblogging the whole show. Sigh. It'd be nice to go though. If Catherine can't do it for some reason, let me know!


Posted by: wink ;) | Link to this comment | 02-12-14 2:38 PM
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I think I'm out. Our fridge just died. The cost of everything. The baby-sitting. Etc. Internally I'm still on the fence, but I think I should free it up for Wink ;) or K-Sky. Or Catherine, for that matter, should she be around.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02-12-14 3:16 PM
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I think I shall start a new post.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02-13-14 8:00 PM
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I talked someone who lives in the same house as me into watching the first two eps of Veronica Mars so maybe we'll have a convert. And just now I googled and it looks like a lot of the cast is back for the movie, which is grand. It would not be Veronica Mars without Dick Casablancas.


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 02-15-14 7:36 PM
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Other than Duncan Kane (who is no longer an actor) and dead characters, I think the most prominent character that they didn't get to return was Sheriff Lamb. I was particularly surprised that Deputy Leo is in the movie, given that he made it big.


Posted by: Unfoggetarian: "Pause endlessly, then go in" (9) | Link to this comment | 02-15-14 7:46 PM
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Deputy Leo is whatsisname on The New Girl, right? Duncan is listed as "rumored" on IMDB. Don't know how they'd work that in, given [spoiler spoiler spoiler].


Posted by: Mister Smearcase | Link to this comment | 02-15-14 7:54 PM
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We're still supposed to avoid spoiling VM season 2?


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02-15-14 8:07 PM
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OBVIOUSLY


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 02-15-14 8:13 PM
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I'm going to totally spoil the movie for everyone in the worst way.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02-15-14 8:21 PM
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First I'll need buckets of manure. No, menstrual blood.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02-15-14 8:22 PM
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I guess I should pretend to be surprised that Sheriff Lamb isn't coming back, then.


Posted by: essear | Link to this comment | 02-15-14 8:27 PM
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A friend of a friend is an actress of minor renown, and when I've encountered her at our mutual friend's parties, I've always had these minor awkwardnesses with her, where I inevitably fail to have a normal conversation because I've seen her on TV.

I just ran into her at a party and we had a really nice conversation. I told her about my new baby, and how she came after three and a half years of infertility mishegas, and she opened up to me about her own experiences with infertility, and it turned out we had the same doctor, and she was really glad to connect with someone else who had been there.

Then as I was about to go, I was saying goodbye and jokingly insisted on showing her pictures of the baby. Like, pulled out my phone and said, "Since you asked," which she hadn't, ha-ha, "I'll show you pictures of the baby."

Which, in case it's not immediately obvious, is an incredibly dickish thing to do to someone who has just told you that they've spent two years struggling with infertility. (Now that I listen to it, it's totally passive-aggressive to do to anyone. God, parents are the worst.)

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Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 02-16-14 1:39 AM
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God, that sort of social awkwardness is the worst. How did she react?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 02-16-14 2:11 AM
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Ack. I'm sorry.


Posted by: heebie-geebie | Link to this comment | 02-16-14 6:11 AM
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She didn't react. It was more delayed common sense/empathy. Thanks.


Posted by: k-sky | Link to this comment | 02-16-14 8:35 AM
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Enjoy reliving that a few times a year for the rest of your life.


Posted by: Eggplant | Link to this comment | 02-16-14 8:45 AM
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O wad some Pow'r the giftie gie us
To see the blogs where ithers discuss us!


Posted by: JP Stormcrow | Link to this comment | 02-16-14 8:56 AM
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