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Jaybird is Birdmojo on Xbox Live and Jaybirdmojo on Playstation's network. He's been playing consoles since the Atari 2600 and it was Zork that taught him how to touch-type. If you've got a song for Wednesday, a commercial for Saturday, a recommendation for Tuesday, an essay for Monday, or, heck, just a handful a questions, fire off an email to AskJaybird-at-gmail.com

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  1. Avatar aaron david says:

    Finished A Burnt Out Case and I gotta say, not Greene’s best. That isn’t to say it’s bad, just not quite there. But, I trip to Greeneland is always worth taking. So, got back on 1Q84, which I got distracted from years ago at 200 pages in. But with a little refresher it is going smoothly, just opened the book to the book mark and away we went.

    On a side, not, I had been having a little trouble with my vision lately, but chaulked it up to waiting on new glasses. Well, I started getting double vision, and the new glasses didn’t help. So, can’t drive, have to close one eye to do anything and feel like I have a six beer buzz all the time. On the plus side, I might get an eye patch! Go back to the eye doc on Tuesday.

    Boy this is suck.Report

  2. Avatar Saul Degraw says:

    I went and saw Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 yesterday.

    First a complaint about the movie theatre, I saw it at the Kabuki. The Kabuki used to be owned by Sundance (yes Robert Redford’s Sundance) and was a civilized way to go to the movies. They served food, they served beer, they had a good range of movies and they did not bombard you with previews and advertisements before the movie.

    AMC decided they wanted to compete with Alamo Draft House and they bought the Sundance theatres.
    There were no ads but we got bombarded with about 12 previews which added up to about 30 minutes before the movie started.

    Though I suspect I am alone in my crusade for a civilized way to do movie theatres because it leaves money on the table and who can do that. I like going to see movies in theatres though because I like the group experience of watching and joint emotion.

    The actual movie was entertaining but in the end was just a solid B. There were lots of funny bits but Marvel has turned all of their movies into such a well-made thing that it feels too polished and the polish is a little bland feeling at the end. The most interesting special effect was the appearance of Young Kurt Russell at the start of the film. I felt the same way about the appearance of Young Michael Douglas in Ant-Man.Report

    • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Saul Degraw says:

      They concluded that it was “Gimme Shelter”, right?

      Let’s find out.Report

      • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Jaybird says:

        The author put it at #2 despite conceding that it was #1, because he wanted a nicer song to be at #1.

        Of all the lessons you’d think we’d have learned by now, you think we’d have learned that we need to stop doing that sort of thing.Report

        • Avatar Saul Degraw in reply to Jaybird says:

          My personal faves are Play with Fire, Mother’s Little Helper, Paint It Black, and Miss You.

          Start Me Up is ranked too high.

          I generally prefer uptempo Stones songs.Report

          • Avatar Jaybird in reply to Saul Degraw says:

            Let’s see where they put Start Me Up… Hrm. #18.

            Given that Tattoo You wasn’t that great of an album (come on, it wasn’t), the issue is whether Start Me Up was the best song on that album… and… Hrm. I think the case could be made that Hang Fire was better. Maybe Waiting on a Friend… but that’s a testament to how meh Tattoo You was.

            So, yeah. I agree. I’d almost put half of the songs from their 1968-1972 period above that one.

            Look at these albums!
            Beggars Banquet (1968)
            Let It Bleed (1969)
            Sticky Fingers (1971)
            Exile on Main St. (1972)

            Any of those four albums alone have more masterpieces than most Greatest Hits albums.Report

        • Avatar aaron david in reply to Jaybird says:

          I don’t have an issue with the 1-2 choices, it is certainly debatable. But… 3 and 5 are mixed up.Report

          • Avatar Jaybird in reply to aaron david says:

            I think that he originally had Sympathy as #2 and Gimme Shelter as #1 but he thought he’d do the world a favor by crowbarring the other ones in there.Report

            • Avatar DensityDuck in reply to Jaybird says:

              If nothing else he avoided endless rounds of “what about (x), it’s my favorite stones song!!” “why is it your favorite song” “well i hear it on the radio all the time” “do you hear any other stones songs” “well no”Report

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