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Rewatch: MST3K 1104 AVALANCHE

A lot of 70s actors try to survive an avalanche caused by one actor's self-sighted building project. Some do, some don't. The audience certainly won't. Previously - Also previously
posted by JHarris on Jan 16, 2020 - 1 comment

Le Bazar de la Charite: The Bonfire of Destiny - Season 1  Season 1, Ep 0

After a devastating fire in 1897 Paris, three women find their lives upended by betrayals, deceptions and romantic turmoil. (Netflix US, TF1 France) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 28, 2019 - 1 comment

Le Bazar de la Charite: The Bonfire of Destiny - Episode 1  Season 1, Ep 1

On a spring day in 1897, socialites Adrienne and Alice and maid Rose join the crowds at a Parisian charity bazaar, where a shocking tragedy unfolds. (Netflix US, TF1 France) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 27, 2019 - 1 comment

Book: The Storm of the Century

In this gripping narrative history, Al Roker from NBC’s Today and the Weather Channel vividly examines the deadliest natural disaster in American history—a haunting and inspiring tale of tragedy, heroism, and resilience that is full of lessons for today’s new age of extreme weather. On the afternoon of September 8, 1900, two-hundred-mile-per-hour winds and fifteen-foot waves slammed into Galveston, the booming port city on Texas’s Gulf Coast. By dawn the next day, the city that hours earlier had stood as a symbol of America’s growth and expansion was now gone. Shattered, grief-stricken survivors emerged to witness a level of destruction never before seen: Eight thousand corpses littered the streets and were buried under the massive wreckage. Rushing water had lifted buildings from their foundations, smashing them into pieces, while wind gusts had upended steel girders and trestles, driving them through house walls and into sidewalks. No race or class was spared its wrath. In less than twenty-four hours, a single storm had destroyed a major American metropolis—and awakened a nation to the terrifying power of nature. [more inside]
posted by Homo neanderthalensis on Jun 15, 2019 - 3 comments

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Brexit III  Season 6, Ep 1

The episode of Last Week Tonight that aired three weeks ago was about the continuing situation of Brexit, a cliff the UK is bound and determined to drive off of because of leadership. The main story is on YouTube. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Mar 11, 2019 - 3 comments

Movie: My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea

Dash Shaw's stunningly animated feature in which an earthquake causes a high school to slide off the coast into the sea, where it slowly beings to sink like a shipwreck. Can Dash save his himself, his friendship, and the school that never seemed to care for him? Starring Jason Schwartzman, Reggie Watts, Lena Dunham, Maya Rudolph, Alex Karpovsky, and Susan Sarandon. [more inside]
posted by Krazor on Mar 22, 2018 - 4 comments

Grey's Anatomy: True Colors  Season 13, Ep 23

The doctors of Grey-Sloan encounter a difficult case involving two patients; Owen receives life-changing news that pushes Amelia to step up to support him; Alex attends a medical conference after making a shocking discovery.
posted by Night_owl on May 12, 2017 - 3 comments

Movie: Deepwater Horizon

A story set on the offshore drilling rig Deepwater Horizon, which exploded during April 2010 and created the worst oil spill in U.S. history.
posted by ellieBOA on Oct 22, 2016 - 1 comment

Movie: Everest

In 1996, climbers from two guided expedition companies are stranded near the top of Mt. Everest in a brutal snowstorm. [more inside]
posted by dnash on Sep 25, 2015 - 10 comments

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