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  1. Avatar Burt Likko
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    Finally got the wife to see American Hustle. Da-a-a-a-amn! That was acting school! A fantastic movie. Great dialogue, a fun and clever story, terrific performances, sexy costumes for the sexy ladies, wickedly awful 70’s hair for the gents. Everything about this movie is top notch.Report

  2. Avatar Will Truman
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    I’m systematically watching every Cracked “After Hours” there is. How did I not know this existed?Report

  3. Avatar Reformed Republican
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    I have watched a few movies this weekend. I rewatched the first 2 Evangelion Rebuild movies, and I plan to watch the third later. I also watched the first part of The Colour of Magick.

    Along with that, I have been watching Season 3 of Community.

    Regarding reading, I started Book 7 of The Wheel of Time, so I am near the halfway mark. This week I got Volume 3 of IDW’s Complete Chester Gould Dick Tracy, but I have not yet started to make my way through.Report

  4. Avatar Tod Kelly
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    TNC finally got to me, and I started Bloodlands this week. Man, it is one heavy and depressing book.

    I am looking *VERY* forward to both the second episode of True Detectives and the season premier of Sherlock this evening. Also, I believe there are a couple minor, inconsequential games of football this afternoon I might just take a glance at if I’m really bored with sudoku.Report

  5. Avatar KatherineMW
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    Went to see Her yesterday. I didn’t think it was nearly good enough to deserve all the nominations and awards it’s received.Report

  6. Avatar DRS
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    Finished: P.G. Wodehouse’s The Return of Jeeves. Not one of his best but I’m pledged to read all of his works during my lifetime.

    Started: Bart D. Ehrman’s Peter, Paul, and Mary Magdalene. Bit of a slow go right now.Report

  7. Avatar Patrick
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    ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRGHReport

    • Avatar Mike Schilling in reply to Patrick
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      What, do you expect a flag just because of a blatant facemask?Report

      • Avatar Patrick in reply to Mike Schilling
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        The officiating was pretty bad, but what I really expect is that when your hurry-up offense has got you to first and goal with 22 seconds left, you call effin’ time out and set up three plays! The Seahawks didn’t win that game, the Niners just boneheaded it and lost it at the end.Report

      • Avatar Kazzy in reply to Mike Schilling
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        I saw a number of questionable call but didn’t sense a broader pattern in favor of one team or another. The calls might have skewed one way, but I didn’t get a sense of explicit favoritism.

        Regarding the Bowman play, it seems like it was the proper application of a piss poor rule. However, I haven’t seen the actual text of the rule in question. I understand the logic of not wanting to review fumble recoveries because of the difficulty in sorting through the scrum even via slow motion, but I’ve long wondered why the rules of down-by-contact seem to be thrown out the window during a recovery. While rarely as obvious as that play, you often seen a guy clearly possess the ball while down on the ground and contacted by an opposing player. But after the pileup, the ball ends up elsewhere and is awarded accordingly. The play ideally would have been ruled a fumble recovered by the 49ers and then reviewed to see if Bowman himself fumbled (which the review would have said was not a fumble). Thankfully, it didn’t factor into the final result (the full sequence benefited the 49ers in that they ended up with 1st down at the 7 instead of 1st down at the 1) but that was sheer luck.Report

      • Avatar J@m3z Aitch in reply to Mike Schilling
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        I’m happy with both games’ outcomes, but I think Kazzy makes a good point here. Possession and being down seemed especially clear in this case, and it seems SF still should have been awarded posession. (Wouldn’t have helped with Kaepernick’s decision-making, though.)Report

      • Avatar Herb in reply to Mike Schilling
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        @kazzy

        Thought of our “Who’s better, Denver’s offense or Seattle’s defense?” debate after the outcomes of the games last night. Looks like we’re going to get a definitive answer to that question soon enough.

        (Go Broncos!)Report

      • Avatar J@m3z Aitch in reply to Mike Schilling
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        I agree with “go broncos.” I have no particular love for them, nor any particular dislike of Seattle, but I think it’d be great if Manning won a second Super Bowl. (I say that as a Colts fan who agrees with their decision to move him out.)Report

      • Avatar Burt Likko in reply to Mike Schilling
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        I may be rooting for Denver because that’s a team that doesn’t need bad calls in its favor to win big, tough games. (coughcough failmary coughcough)Report

      • Avatar KatherineMW in reply to Mike Schilling
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        I’m rooting for Seattle because I’m from Victoria and I root for teams based on geographical proximity.

        Also because it’s an underdog team with a young quarterback against one of the top quarterbacks in the league, and that’s a great story.Report

  8. Avatar J@m3z Aitch
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    Did anyone else see ESPN’s show on Notre Dame’s 1972 win that snapped UCLA’s 88 game winning streak? (It might have been a re-run.). Very interesting, even though Wooden is god and Notre Dame is Satan-spawn.Report

  9. Avatar NewDealer
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    I just finished The Search by Geoff DyerReport

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