Popular posts and comments marked as a favorite most often in the past seven days. Also check out a curated list of highlights at Best Of MetaFilter. You can subscribe to popular posts across all sites via RSS or Twitter and Comments via RSS.
So recently you may have heard these things happening....
- The mistrial in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case, the result of which prompted Cosby to exclaim Fat Albert's catchphrase "Hey hey hey!" while exiting the courtroom, further soiling all of our memories.
- The incredibly unpopular AHCA Take Two, accompanied by a fitting graphic of the GOP logo with a blue skull superimposed with stars for eyes. Of the version passed by the House, Trump (who held a presentation where he celebrated its passing) was quoted as saying it was "mean," the irony entirely lost on him. Its very existence is causing problems in insurance markets, as companies decide if they want to pull out of the current markets or not.
- And Now: Things People's Fathers Used To Say
- Main Story: Coal, coal mining jobs, coal executives, coal mining companies, executives of coal companies, and Donald Trump's fixation on the mineral, discussed divorced of its (tremendous) ecological toll. Eventually the story comes around to involving a giant squirrel.... YouTube (24m)
Comic Hasan Minhaj of "The Daily Show" shares personal stories about racism, immigrant parents, prom night horrors and more in this stand-up special.
This is the time-jump of the starship Voyager. Its 1996 mission: To bring Dolly the Cloned Sheep to the 24th century. To prevent the launch of Fox News Channel. To boldly go and see the Spice Girls live! (Part 1 of 2)
The Dynamic Duo faces their greatest challenge yet: four of Gotham City's most dastardly known super-criminals are all at large and working together. Their goal? Nothing short of… world domination! (Available on Netflix, in the US at least, until the end of the month!)
The Doctor, intent on seeing if Missy can be redeemed, sets her a test. Things do not go according to plan. We meet an old enemy, in unexpected circumstances. And another old enemy, in equally unexpected circumstances.
Gotta light? (description from Showtime)
Kim takes time off; Jimmy tries to make amends; Nacho gambles with his future; Hamlin pushes Chuck to make a decision. [Official synopsis - season finale]
"Across the Sea of Dreams... behind the Curtain of Time... lies the land of ultimate fantasy." I bet you weren't looking forward to another visit to the world of last week's movie. Good news, other than the name and executive producer Roger Corman, this movie has nothing to do with the first one! A shepherd who's also a wizard tries to save the world from bad wizards blah blah Tolkien Eddings Brooks. A lot of people think Part 1 was a highlight of the season, but many also think this is a lowlight, so beware guys. A subplot begins in this episode, with Kinga deciding to marry Jonah. And we have another visit from Pearl! Episode 1111 is available on Netflix.
Three finds himself in a temporal loop. The rest of the crew is more than skeptical about what he's experiencing, so Three goes to some extreme measures to prove what he's saying is true.
The crew of the Raza intervenes in a dispute between a colony looking to gain its freedom and the corporate security staffers that have been abandoned by their company. Six encounters somebody from his past and makes a decision about his future. On the ship, the Android discovers a walled-off database and the presence behind it.
After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.
I am watching Claws and am really enjoying it. Is anyone else watching it? The second episode was on Sunday. It's starring Niecy Nash and I love that the main characters are mostly women.
Wait, don't tell us you're STILL chugging that full-power, unfiltered sports beverage? Listen: Nobody needs that much energy. Why not come down to our level with a smooth glass of a soothing Gatorade alternative? One for poet-types, and brain-thinkers! Suggested talking points: The Cream Cheese Incident, Apple Juice Marketing, Subway Connections, Blapron, Sperm Maze, Go-To Sillyness
Terry wants to file a complaint after he's stopped by a fellow police officer while off-duty in his own neighborhood; Jake and Amy get a glimpse into the difficulties of parenthood when they take care of Terry's kids.
I’m out this weekend but after watching Batman: the Movie last Friday with friends in honor of Adam West, it only felt right to see if folks here would be interested in discussing it. If nobody else wants to, I can make a post later!
The crew is fulfilling their promise to take the fight to Ryo
A monster movie from South Korea, in which a petroleum-eating monster awakened from the Middle East attacks Seoul. Whatever geopolitical metaphor is intended by this is obscured by the fact that, oh Gamera, we have another little kid protagonist. Yongary's death scene is rather protracted. Ah, another little kid monster movie! And not a Kenny kid either, this is a full-on obnoxious lil brat along the lines of Time Of The Apes' Johnny, or that kid from Godzilla Vs. Megalon. When we meet this kid, he's aiming his superscience itch ray at relatives driving by in their car! There's a lot of other crazy on display here too. Episode 1109 is on YouTube.
Jack Nicholson (in the role that earned him a reputation as a serious actor, and an Academy Award nomination) portrays Bobby Dupea, a disaffected oil rig worker who goes on an existential journey back to his privileged roots.
Set over the course of a weekend tournament for chess software programmers thirty-some years ago, COMPUTER CHESS transports viewers to a nostalgic moment when the contest between technology and the human spirit seemed a little more up for grabs. We get to know the eccentric geniuses possessed with the vision to teach a metal box to defeat man, literally, at his own game, laying the groundwork for artificial intelligence as we know it and will come to know it in the future.
Gloria follows the money; Nikki plays a game; Emmit learns a lesson about progress from Varga.