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2018-04-17 12:35:11 AM  
Gottverdammit!

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I TRIED TO WARN ALL Y'ALL!

I TRIED!
 
2018-04-17 02:51:06 AM  
So Trump = stupid Londo?
 
2018-04-17 02:51:20 AM  
Alexa is a wedge for their psy-ops division?
 
2018-04-17 03:55:18 AM  
Sadly, most people are going to think of 'Night's Watch' from GoT rather than B5's cautionary tale.
 
2018-04-17 04:49:17 AM  

Dave The Slushy: So Trump = stupid Londo?


In terms of foresight and rationality, he reminds me more of the Drazi during the Green-Purple War.
 
2018-04-17 05:22:30 AM  

clkeagle: Dave The Slushy: So Trump = stupid Londo?

In terms of foresight and rationality, he reminds me more of the Drazi during the Green-Purple War.


I was thinking Cartagia from the perspective of "unpredictable, dangerous, likely to get us into a war" etc -- at least he just fires people left and right instead of having them killed.

But I think you're onto something with the Drazi comparison and Green-Purple.  Like the way they followed the guy who was "Green Leader" (or was it purple?  either/or, not the point) right up until his scarf was put on someone else, then they started to follow him.  Kinda like the way Trump takes the stance of the last person with whom he had a conversation.
 
2018-04-17 05:33:02 AM  

ArcadianRefugee: clkeagle: Dave The Slushy: So Trump = stupid Londo?

In terms of foresight and rationality, he reminds me more of the Drazi during the Green-Purple War.

I was thinking Cartagia from the perspective of "unpredictable, dangerous, likely to get us into a war" etc -- at least he just fires people left and right instead of having them killed.

But I think you're onto something with the Drazi comparison and Green-Purple.  Like the way they followed the guy who was "Green Leader" (or was it purple?  either/or, not the point) right up until his scarf was put on someone else, then they started to follow him.  Kinda like the way Trump takes the stance of the last person with whom he had a conversation.


Wasn't one of the big morals of that story though that once it was all over they just went gg, and that there was no hard feelings afterwards, everyone accepted the outcome, there was a new government that reflected the true will of the people (thanks to the random team selection) and despite the absurd brutality, it was in many ways it was a fairer system than what we've come up with?
 
2018-04-17 05:33:58 AM  
But yeah, Trump = Cartagia. Manafort = Londo?
 
2018-04-17 05:43:41 AM  
Who is Kosh?
 
2018-04-17 05:44:19 AM  

BalugaJoe: Who is Kosh?


We are all Kosh.
 
2018-04-17 05:52:57 AM  

BalugaJoe: Who is Kosh?


He has always been here.
 
2018-04-17 05:55:51 AM  
I don't know why ,but I find her Soo hot. An intelligent woman , damn, I want to ruin her life by sticking my baby batter all up inside her.
 
2018-04-17 06:07:07 AM  
Trump = Sheridan, Bannon is the ancient pointy head guy, and John Jerry is Zathras.

/Suck it, libs
 
2018-04-17 06:07:17 AM  
They actually called it Nightwatch?  Really?  Does nobody at Google read a book?

/Unless she thinks of herself as Sam Vimes
//Or Angua...
 
2018-04-17 06:08:15 AM  
They take what sounds like a good idea, then ruin it by stuffing it full of dumb pointless filler and bad actors playing the tertiary characters, then wrap things up prematurely so they have the putter around for another year and a half or so trying to find an interesting story to tell? Doesn't sound like Google, but OK.
 
2018-04-17 06:08:57 AM  

Bondith: They actually called it Nightwatch?  Really?  Does nobody at Google read a book?

/Unless she thinks of herself as Sam Vimes
//Or Angua...


B5 wasn't a book, dinglenuts.  It was a TV show.  You've seen every episode.  What the hell is wrong with you?

/it's too early to be this early
 
2018-04-17 06:21:10 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: They take what sounds like a good idea, then ruin it by stuffing it full of dumb pointless filler and bad actors playing the tertiary characters, then wrap things up prematurely so they have the putter around for another year and a half or so trying to find an interesting story to tell? Doesn't sound like Google, but OK.


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2018-04-17 06:56:21 AM  
Trump is Cartagia.

If Trump was Stupid Londo, who was his Morden. . .Manafort?

What we need now are the Rangers.

/We walk in dark places no others will enter.
//We stand on the bridge, and none may pass.
////We live for the One, We die for the One.
 
2018-04-17 06:58:35 AM  

Silverstaff: Trump is Cartagia.

If Trump was Stupid Londo, who was his Morden. . .Manafort?

What we need now are the Rangers.

/We walk in dark places no others will enter.
//We stand on the bridge, and none may pass.
////We live for the One, We die for the One.


There is a hole in your mind.

What do you want?

Nothing's the same anymore.

Why don't you eliminate the entire Muslim world while you're at it?

President Trump has signed a decree today declaring martial law.

These orders have forced us to declare independence

...unless you people get off your Democratic butts and do something!

I think of my beautiful city in flames.

We are here to place President Trump under arrest.

Now get the hell out of our White House!
 
2018-04-17 07:02:26 AM  

Bondith: Silverstaff: Trump is Cartagia.

If Trump was Stupid Londo, who was his Morden. . .Manafort?

What we need now are the Rangers.

/We walk in dark places no others will enter.
//We stand on the bridge, and none may pass.
////We live for the One, We die for the One.

There is a hole in your mind.

What do you want?

Nothing's the same anymore.

Why don't you eliminate the entire Muslim world while you're at it?

President Trump has signed a decree today declaring martial law.

These orders have forced us to declare independence

...unless you people get off your Democratic butts and do something!

I think of my beautiful city in flames.

We are here to place President Trump under arrest.

Now get the hell out of our White House!


Unfortunately that's the opening to Season 5. . .I don't think we're in Season 5 of this story quite yet.

More like late Season 2 or maybe early Season 3. . .right as things are starting to heat up.
 
2018-04-17 07:12:19 AM  

Silverstaff: Bondith: Silverstaff: Trump is Cartagia.

If Trump was Stupid Londo, who was his Morden. . .Manafort?

What we need now are the Rangers.

/We walk in dark places no others will enter.
//We stand on the bridge, and none may pass.
////We live for the One, We die for the One.

There is a hole in your mind.

What do you want?

Nothing's the same anymore.

Why don't you eliminate the entire Muslim world while you're at it?

President Trump has signed a decree today declaring martial law.

These orders have forced us to declare independence

...unless you people get off your Democratic butts and do something!

I think of my beautiful city in flames.

We are here to place President Trump under arrest.

Now get the hell out of our White House!

Unfortunately that's the opening to Season 5. . .I don't think we're in Season 5 of this story quite yet.

More like late Season 2 or maybe early Season 3. . .right as things are starting to heat up.


How long before Guam declares independence and then leads an allied fleet to DC?
 
2018-04-17 07:55:01 AM  
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 Aside from whomever it was misspelling vengeance...
 
2018-04-17 08:03:38 AM  
Being manager of user privacy at Google is kind of like being manager of termite health at Orkin.
 
2018-04-17 08:32:51 AM  
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2018-04-17 08:37:05 AM  

eyeq360: [pbs.twimg.com image 600x338]


That has a whole different meaning coming from a guy suffering from paranoid delusions, poor bugger.
 
2018-04-17 08:55:31 AM  
I'd like to live just long enough to be there when they cut off your heads and stick them on a pikes, as a warning to the next ten generations that some favors come with too high a price. I want to look up into your lifeless eyes and wave like this.
 
2018-04-17 08:55:47 AM  
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2018-04-17 08:58:12 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: They take what sounds like a good idea, then ruin it by stuffing it full of dumb pointless filler and bad actors playing the tertiary characters, then wrap things up prematurely so they have the putter around for another year and a half or so trying to find an interesting story to tell? Doesn't sound like Google, but OK.


Sounds like everything except Search, Mail, and Maps.
 
2018-04-17 08:58:16 AM  

Bondith: They actually called it Nightwatch?  Really?  Does nobody at Google read a book?

/Unless she thinks of herself as Sam Vimes
//Or Angua...


Ingrid Berdal...yum.
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2018-04-17 09:00:59 AM  

Sword and Shield: [img.fark.net image 750x600] Aside from whomever it was misspelling vengeance...



And if it happens again, she will personally RIP YOUR LUNGS OUT!
 
2018-04-17 09:08:07 AM  

give me doughnuts: Bondith: They actually called it Nightwatch?  Really?  Does nobody at Google read a book?

/Unless she thinks of herself as Sam Vimes
//Or Angua...

Ingrid Berdal...yum.
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I'd let her tear my throat out with her teeth.
 
2018-04-17 09:49:43 AM  
Gravity's Rainbow sucked
 
2018-04-17 09:53:07 AM  
The Russia connection is awfully suspicious.
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2018-04-17 09:53:39 AM  

Bondith: eyeq360: [pbs.twimg.com image 600x338]

That has a whole different meaning coming from a guy suffering from paranoid delusions, poor bugger.


So he represents Fox News reminding viewers not to question what they see when Hannity speaks, and never to watch the evil Mainstream Media.
 
2018-04-17 10:00:01 AM  

eyeq360: Bondith: eyeq360: [pbs.twimg.com image 600x338]

That has a whole different meaning coming from a guy suffering from paranoid delusions, poor bugger.

So he represents Fox News reminding viewers not to question what they see when Hannity speaks, and never to watch the evil Mainstream Media.


The Fox Is Father, The Fox Is Mother.

/holy shiat, Sinclair Media
 
2018-04-17 10:00:17 AM  

Silverstaff: Bondith: Silverstaff: Trump is Cartagia.

If Trump was Stupid Londo, who was his Morden. . .Manafort?

What we need now are the Rangers.

/We walk in dark places no others will enter.
//We stand on the bridge, and none may pass.
////We live for the One, We die for the One.

There is a hole in your mind.

What do you want?

Nothing's the same anymore.

Why don't you eliminate the entire Muslim world while you're at it?

President Trump has signed a decree today declaring martial law.

These orders have forced us to declare independence

...unless you people get off your Democratic butts and do something!

I think of my beautiful city in flames.

We are here to place President Trump under arrest.

Now get the hell out of our White House!

Unfortunately that's the opening to Season 5. . .I don't think we're in Season 5 of this story quite yet.

More like late Season 2 or maybe early Season 3. . .right as things are starting to heat up.


So, season one was Obama's presidency, and he's like Sinclair. Dependable but unremarkable.

And now Bernie Sheridan is about to step in to take command and kick some proper ass.

We know Trump is gonna go all Scorched Earth on us.

But all I wanna know is: who is playing Ivanova and will we finally see her get it on with Talia Winters?
 
2018-04-17 10:09:29 AM  

Voiceofreason01: The Russia connection is awfully suspicious.
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Holy shiat, someone else who saw that! Saw it in theaters with my wife when we were dating, let's just say we enjoyed it immensely.
 
2018-04-17 11:29:44 AM  
What do you want?
 
2018-04-17 11:34:31 AM  

fngoofy: What do you want?


Never ask that question.
 
2018-04-17 11:37:57 AM  
According to b5tech forumeers.Obama = President Clark
 
2018-04-17 11:46:01 AM  

LewDux: According to b5tech forumeers.Obama = President Clark


If they watched the show, definitely not. Sinclair, most likely. Trump is Clark. We're still looking for our Sheridan and Delenn.
 
2018-04-17 11:51:21 AM  
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2018-04-17 11:51:29 AM  

Dave The Slushy: So Trump = stupid Londo?


No, Londo was likeable.
 
2018-04-17 11:52:50 AM  
englaja:
But all I wanna know is: who is playing Ivanova and will we finally see her get it on with Talia Winters?


.....why not the originals?
 
2018-04-17 11:55:25 AM  

Bondith: Silverstaff: Trump is Cartagia.

If Trump was Stupid Londo, who was his Morden. . .Manafort?

What we need now are the Rangers.

/We walk in dark places no others will enter.
//We stand on the bridge, and none may pass.
////We live for the One, We die for the One.

There is a hole in your mind.

What do you want?

Nothing's the same anymore.

Why don't you eliminate the entire Muslim world while you're at it?

President Trump has signed a decree today declaring martial law.

These orders have forced us to declare independence

...unless you people get off your Democratic butts and do something!

I think of my beautiful city in flames.

We are here to place President Trump under arrest.

Now get the hell out of our White House!


............The russians are shadows? How does that work with Ivonova then?
 
2018-04-17 12:13:45 PM  

Sword and Shield: LewDux: According to b5tech forumeers.Obama = President Clark

If they watched the show, definitely not. Sinclair, most likely. Trump is Clark. We're still looking for our Sheridan and Delenn.


Mueller = Sheridan?

Who is Lord Refa?

AND WHERE THE HELL ARE THE TECHNOMAGES?
 
2018-04-17 12:17:37 PM  

Best Princess Celestia: Dave The Slushy: So Trump = stupid Londo?

No, Londo was likeable.


Londo was also pretty damn smart when he took the trouble to look beyond his own ego.

Can anyone seriously imagine getting
"My shoes are too tight.  But it is all right, because I have forgotten how to dance?"
from Trump?

Or "Landing Thrusters...  Landing Thrusters...  Now, if I were a landing thruster, which one of these would I be?"

But the greatest 'Londo' line of all, "But in *purple", I'm *stunning*!"

And who would be G'Kar?
 
2018-04-17 12:23:01 PM  

Sword and Shield: LewDux: According to b5tech forumeers.Obama = President Clark

If they watched the show, definitely not. Sinclair, most likely. Trump is Clark. We're still looking for our Sheridan and Delenn.


Oh, they watched the show, watched enough to come up most likely ship sizes, propulsion methods compatible with known laws of physics, etc. And most of them few years ago thought that Obama is more or less evil
 
2018-04-17 12:25:03 PM  
Sorry it wasn't the best of headlines, but I'm glad the thread is going well.

Like 2 seconds after hitting submit I thought "Should have just been 'Google decides that Babylon 5 *is* and instruction manual'."  But then I couldn't find the story elsewhere to submit under that headline.

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2018-04-17 12:29:56 PM  
Claudia Christian - Susan Ivanova - The Hidden
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