Small town dude moves to big city.
@Danzig! whoops, that was supposed to be "but that's beyond my faculties as a critic". So is writing blog comments, fwiw.
@mlle.gateau Maybe it's just me, but I don't get the sense that Rust really cares about the victims of violence to any great extent. There's that line he has in the first episode about "programming" (which I guess you could read as being broadly thematic to the show but that's), and that sort of detachment really defines him as a character. His skill as a detective is in large part tied to his detachment, right? He was undercover 4x as long as he should have been, he casually tears into his interrogation suspects (and worse). I mean, Rust is the guy who pursues the case but he only ever talks about their relationship to it in terms of principle ("debt" and all that), as opposed to empathy. I don't recall him ever expressing empathy for the victims. He certainly doesn't give a shit about any of the people he interviews. It's a puzzle to him, he's like the main character of Sherlock minus all of that Moffatt schmaltz.
A big part of Nussbaum's critique is that the main characters are meant to be heroic, and that has to be true - while the show is clearly critical of Marty's bullshit masculine delusions, shows about masculinity can critique it about as well as war movies can critique war. But at the same time, this isn't a Sorkin show, Marty and Rust aren't redeemed by their commitment to the case (nor do I think the "bad men keeping bad men from the door" line should be taken at face value). It's just something they do. They're both lost. Then again, maybe I'm full of shit!
@adorable-eggplant Shamu 2, in the flesh. Got him yesterday.
This was my day
@leonstj my racist southern Grandpa owned a copy of that Haddaway album, it was his compromise - black music without aggression. I loved it enough to take it but my mom made me mail it back even though he said I could have it. I then suffered several more years of prog house deprivation. Except when the SNL skit aired, of course.
@j-i-a that bear is totally planted, the scales have fallen from my eyes
Jia what is love
My week was weird as hell, next week is gonna be even weirder. Might come out of it with a story, though.
You gotta watch out for those store liquidation sales, tho. What can often happen is that when a firm is taken over by creditors to be sold off, they change the pricing goalposts - they'll cut listings by 60% or whatever, and technically that's true, but most consumers will assume that the price of reference is the store price that existed when the firm was still in business.
What creditors tend to do is use the true cost of the item to the store, and that can be quite a bit higher. When Circuit City shut down, for example, people cleaned their shelves and in so doing paid more per item than they would have had they gone in a month earlier. People are more liable to be spendthrifts if they feel like they're getting away with something. But if you put in time to be a savvy consumer (I tend to do this with record buying) you can catch them in the act and go elsewhere.
@Alli525 if it is Hogan, it's heel Hogan, ie Hollywood or Japan stints.
But no, I was pretending to be Chris Hemsworth, as I do each and every day in front of the mirror, once my roommate leaves for work.