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‘’ 2019-11-11 1:04:48 AM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: I think the only movie (on a big screen or otherwise) that I saw in 2019 was "The Last Black Man in San Francisco" and it was so goddamn beautiful and weird and moving that I will never watch it again.


Saw it with a buddy of mine a couple months ago, not knowing anything about it. Fantastic film, absolutely loved Jonathan Majors' performance. Didn't start making the Greek tragedy connections until about 2/3 of the way through the movie, and that's the main thing that makes me want to go back and re-watch, though not anytime soon.

SockMonkeyHolocaust:Saaaaaame. I was like damn this was a good show but I have a really, really low ability to pay attention so I tuned out after season one.

While the individual plotlines have been kind of ho-hum for me, I'm adoring the sheer variety of zingers, one-liners, and comebacks from each of the characters. What keeps me coming back, though, is this interesting insight into what was "acceptable" and "edgy" on '80s television. I was born in '86, so it's fascinating to me to watch the overt sexism, threats of violence, "boys will be boys" attitudes, and seemingly dated approaches to personal problem-solving that can be wrapped up in ninety-second platitudes.

Also, two of the creators, Glen & Les Charles, are probably the most famous alumni from my tiny, liberal arts alma mater, the University of Redlands. It wasn't until I read their Wikipedia page that I stumbled on the strangest fact of all: they were Mormons. Who created a sitcom about a bar. Truth really is stranger than fiction sometimes.
 
‘’ 2019-12-02 2:44:24 PM  
I remember watching the first couple episodes recently and there's one minor plot line where one of the guys thinks his kid is gay and one of the regulars are like, "so what, he's your son. love him anyway" and that was HUGE for back then. Even for back then it was considered above and beyond the type of humor that was around.

I didn't realize they were Mormon. That's funny.
 
‘’ 2019-12-05 6:05:42 PM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: I remember watching the first couple episodes recently and there's one minor plot line where one of the guys thinks his kid is gay and one of the regulars are like, "so what, he's your son. love him anyway" and that was HUGE for back then. Even for back then it was considered above and beyond the type of humor that was around.


Oh yeah, I get that, it's just really fascinating watching it unfold. And yeah, even though that wasn't a major plot line, it definitely stood out.

I didn't realize they were Mormon. That's funny.

What a time to be alive!
 
‘’ 2019-12-28 10:07:06 PM  
I cant support you publicly cause then people would know I read erotica and I cant have that
 
‘’ 2020-01-01 12:31:35 PM  
Happy New Year Heamer
 
‘’ 2020-01-01 6:34:50 PM  
Happy new year, SockMonkeyHolocaust!
 
‘’ 2020-01-19 5:24:02 PM  
Saw 'Parasite' and then 'Snowpiercer' on the big screen as part of a repetoire thing at the former-Prince Theater. Both were excellent. I like that 'Parasite' portrayed the poor family as not lacking in ambition or skills but was just dealt a bad hand with hints of a little shadyness (which could have been a cause or learned from bad break after bad break) while also not fetishizing them into the noble poor.

'Snowpiercer' was amazing and I can't wait to ignore the TV show. My whole body was clenched like a fist throughout the whole thing.
 
‘’ 2020-01-28 6:21:53 PM  
Parasite was fantastic, agreed on your points. So glad I got to watch it on the big screen; apparently that entire house was a set, which I thought was pretty neat.

Still have to watch Snowpiercer.
 
‘’ 2020-02-25 11:50:21 AM  
If you've ever wondered why Shia LeBeouf is the way that he is, check out his new-ish semi-autobiographical film "Honey Boy." He gives a stellar turn as a fictionalized version of his own father.
 
‘’ 2020-03-15 10:48:49 AM  
Someone ruined Snowpiercer by say it was Chris Evans running in a straight line for two hours. Still a good movie. Odd ending.

Good luck through the coming apocalypse, Heamer. Remember- no crunchy ass in the wasteland.
 
‘’ 2020-03-19 12:03:05 PM  
Take care, SockMonkeyHolocaust.
 
‘’ 2020-03-25 2:04:48 AM  
RIP Bill Rieflin.
 
‘’ 2020-05-13 10:48:58 PM  
Watched Roman Holiday for the first time the other day. I think that Gregory Peck fellow could really be going places.
 
‘’ 2020-06-12 8:51:29 PM  
I recently rebought Futurama on Amazon and wow the first couple seasons were really good.
 
‘’ 2020-07-20 1:44:43 AM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: I recently rebought Futurama on Amazon and wow the first couple seasons were really good.


yet i have mo clothe
 
‘’ 2020-07-21 7:32:43 PM  
I've seen Billy West, John DiMaggio, and Maurice LaMarche on stage together a few times (as recently as January), and those guys are still so consistently hilarious together, it's incredible.
 
‘’ 2020-08-26 2:38:20 AM  

Heamer: I've seen Billy West, John DiMaggio, and Maurice LaMarche on stage together a few times (as recently as January), and those guys are still so consistently hilarious together, it's incredible.


I know''
 
‘’ 2020-10-21 6:07:15 PM  
So glad I discovered IMDb's streaming service by accident a few weeks ago. I'm halfway through Mad Men, which I never got to watch during its original run.
 
‘’ 2020-11-28 5:05:55 PM  
Tv party!
 
‘’ 2020-11-28 8:57:08 PM  
Was insanely drunk for my first ever Zoom call with my wife's family this Thanksgiving. Her grandmom couldn't figure out how to log on so her mom was holding up a phone to the screen so we could talk to her. I said, "CALLER FROM NORTH JERSEY ARE YOU THERE?" in a gruff voice too many times for it to be funny.
 
‘’ 2020-12-11 7:55:14 PM  
dress
 
‘’ 2020-12-20 10:49:17 AM  
I hope Clapton and Van Morrison get hit by a bus.
 
‘’ 2021-01-01 10:30:19 PM  
Heya, Happy New Year, <b>Heamer</b>. Hope you and your family stay safe.
 
‘’ 2021-01-01 10:31:05 PM  
<blink>Lol shows how much I am around</blink>
 
‘’ 2021-01-01 10:44:18 PM  

The NaSkAr: last post

 
‘’ 2021-01-14 5:18:26 PM  
Happy new year, SockMonkeyHolocaust!

SockMonkeyHolocaust: The NaSkAr: last post


There's a name I haven't seen in a while. Did anyone ever find out how he died?
 
‘’ 2021-01-16 6:37:38 PM  
I was looking back, enjoying my genius in this thread when I stumbled on that. I didn't really know him, he was from when everyone had gmail group clubhouses, which thanks to my strict 'I will not belong to a club that will have me for a member' I stayed out of because DRAMA, but a lot of people I knew and respected really liked him and were sad when he died so I thought I should keep a brother posting.
 
‘’ 2021-01-17 3:20:28 PM  
Have not coww, dude.
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‘’ 2021-01-19 4:06:44 PM  
Wieviel kunst konnen sie nehmen
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‘’ 2021-01-20 11:27:13 AM  

SockMonkeyHolocaust: I was looking back, enjoying my genius in this thread when I stumbled on that. I didn't really know him, he was from when everyone had gmail group clubhouses, which thanks to my strict 'I will not belong to a club that will have me for a member' I stayed out of because DRAMA, but a lot of people I knew and respected really liked him and were sad when he died so I thought I should keep a brother posting.


I had (have) a similar policy. Since nobody else reads this thread, I guess I'll mention that, from late 2007 to late 2008, he actually reached out to me, and we chatted about a dozen times on Gchat about various things.

Dude was f*cking weird. Also, a huge misogynist. Constantly talked about tits and ass. Treated link submission on Fark like a big, important contest (he was the site's #1 contributor for a while), and "bragged" about his greenlight acumen.

He was never a dick to me, and I have no idea what he was like in real life, but I always thought it was so strange how revered he was when, after having spent almost a year getting to know the guy, he struck me as a total creep with no life.

I still have the chat logs in my Gmail.
 
‘’ 2021-01-21 8:27:07 PM  
I didnt really know him so I can only go off my own experience but everyone I met in meat space always told me they expected me to be a huge dick from the way I posted. Most were pleasantly surprised to find out I wasn't. I know that when I was active on here, it was an escape mechanism because I had just lost my job and my life was falling apart. So I found people who thought I was funny and knew what I was talking about and I sunk entirely too much time into it because it was validation I desperately needed. I definitely participated in making people feel terrible about themselves and leave the site. I think there were and are a lot of forums users like that.

I left because everyone I ran with left or fell victim to really vicious drama or the people who were left were just too soft skinned and it just wasn't fun anymore. Hilariously enough, I was around long enough to see the next group of people get too emotionally invested in the social aspect of it and then become disillusioned. Rinse and repeat. Don't ask me why I still come back here and post occasionally. I think it's funny (and it's nice to see you're doing well).

On the other hand, I also learned to never leave AIM or GChat open because people would just barrel in drunk or whatever and start talking about drama or try to involve me in their drama so I dunno. It sounds like he was maybe trying to impress you or thought he had to act a certain way or didn't know how to be a real friend.
 
‘’ 2021-01-22 11:26:58 AM  
I never realized how parallel our Fark experiences were. Really, the only difference is instead of "life falling apart," for me it was "awkward college student who struggles to make friends and signs up for Fark on his 18th birthday because he was alone." I'm a couple months shy of 35 now.

Otherwise, your experience almost identically mirrors mine. I keep coming back because this is still the best news aggregate I've found online, and because, like you, this is a great place for my brain to poop. Also, the validation thing, and people keep inexplicably sponsoring me. I always enjoyed seeing your name pop up, and still do.

Your Naskar assessment is probably pretty accurate. I know I disparaged him above, but I'm just going off a few online interactions. Goodness knows I've upset/offended/creeped out my fair share of people on Fark, too.
 
‘’ 2021-01-23 8:25:12 PM  
Yeah, I guess we're lucky we fell into here instead of white nationalism, Juggaloes or Brooklyn. I hope you figured things out? My story is long and convoluted but my career in writing fizzled, web design never panned out nor did any of the startups I joined so I wound up a janitor and $50k in debt thanks to my poor business decisions. I found myself a janitor at 30 subsisting off a $10 an hour part-time job. Things got better.

Honestly, I was just talking about my experiences with people on here- which were for the most part decent and I still talk to mr bunny, indefensible, trolley dolly and a few others via the magic of twitter but I also remembered the time a forums superstar gchatted me to tell me they slept with someone I was really good friends with. It was like, "Annnnnnnd?" kind of deal so some people are just jerks.

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‘’ 2021-01-23 8:49:42 PM  
I could have done that waaaaay  better. Wow that background looks terrible.
 
‘’ 2021-02-15 10:12:08 AM  
I forget that people project their own life experiences on celebrities and seem to solidify the parasocial relationship in their teens.

I get reminded of that every time I get swatted for telling someone that I hope the latest inescapable popstar who releases a documentary or life-affirming album about their struggles as someone richer than 99.9% of everyone who ever lived gets stuff in a wood chipper.
 
‘’ 2021-02-22 9:36:28 AM  
I like that we only have the bandwidth for one Disney/Marvel project at a time. We're done with Baby Yoda so now it's time to talk about another one and only that one.
 
‘’ 2021-02-24 5:36:37 PM  
Love to talk about Wanda show but the new Spiderman trailer dropped, and, well.... *waves hand vaguely in the direction of my Nerf Ritalin cannon*
 
‘’ 2021-03-18 5:01:13 PM  
Stream the Snyder cut here:
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