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Barnestorming- Seekers of a Hidden Light in Review, Evolution in Review, Splatoon 04 Jun 2015 11:20 #203391

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Barnestorming- Seekers of a Hidden Light in Review, Evolution in Review, Splatoon 04 Jun 2015 12:25 #203392

I'm sure I'll get Splatoon at some point. I feel like I should wait for Nintendo to make it a more complete package, once their free DLC is added and they patch it a few times.

If it had 4 player split it probably would already be on my shelf.
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Barnestorming- Seekers of a Hidden Light in Review, Evolution in Review, Splatoon 04 Jun 2015 13:13 #203396

They already added a new level, ranked mode and the NES Zapper. And there's apparently more coming soon. I think there's easily $60 worth of game there already, I'm not even close to finishing single player and I'm only at level 9- haven't gotten into the Ranked games, which apparently are MUCH more tactical and focused on roles/weapons use.

I managed to get one of the Amiibo three packs so I have the challenge levels from those to go through as well. For about 30 minutes last Friday, I was an Amiibo tycoon. I happened to be in Target Friday morning and they had just put out the exclusive Jigglypuffs and the Splatoon stuff. I missed the wave 4 stock, which was apparently all bought by one person, so I didn't get the stupidly expensive on eBay Lucina. But I did get...er...a number of Jigglypuffs. . I had a couple of the Splatoon three-packs. I scapled, I ain't ashamed...I flipped them all within MINUTES of posting them on eBay, $20 profit per. Right into the family vacation pot.

Don't wait too long...the Japanese are pretty much all already at level 20! Apparently it's selling really well there, doubled Wii U sales. Great news.
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Barnestorming- Seekers of a Hidden Light in Review, Evolution in Review, Splatoon 04 Jun 2015 13:21 #203398

New York City had a great music scene in the mid-'70s. Television, Blondie, Talking Heads, Richard Hell, Patti Smith, the Ramones, Afrika Bambaataa. And disco, I suppose. And the city itself had this intense image of civilization on the brink. Times Square was unbelievably squalid, and there were gangs, freaks, punks, uncloseted homosexuals. Think Taxi Driver and The Warriors mashed together, with daily mayhem and the city going bankrupt and then sanitation workers going on strike, leaving piles of garbage everywhere.
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Barnestorming- Seekers of a Hidden Light in Review, Evolution in Review, Splatoon 04 Jun 2015 13:38 #203401

I loved Sunshine!
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Barnestorming- Seekers of a Hidden Light in Review, Evolution in Review, Splatoon 04 Jun 2015 16:55 #203411

Ah, I think you hit on why I haven't been eager to watch Mad Men after more or less enjoying the first few episodes; I loved everything involving the ad creation and the office dynamics, but didn't care too much for the characters beyond that.
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Barnestorming- Seekers of a Hidden Light in Review, Evolution in Review, Splatoon 04 Jun 2015 17:32 #203415

Yeah, there's a lot of really compelling stuff about what they do, how they work and how all of that reflects the culture of the time. Very fascinating material, especially since the show goes through the late 50s and through the 60s. All of the graphic design, copywriting, negotiation...good stuff!

But then it starts to get into the soapy adult sex drama junk...and all this stuff with Don's ex-wife, boring as hell...their outside lives have ZERO interest for me. Which is kind of strange, because I really don't care for office drama junk either. But because of those cultural elements, that part is interesting to me.

I still think Jon Hamm would have been a great Batman/Bruce Wayne.
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Barnestorming- Seekers of a Hidden Light in Review, Evolution in Review, Splatoon 04 Jun 2015 19:07 #203417

Their boring outside lives are an important part of the whole mosaic this show weaves. The more episodes you watch, the more you'll see that. Don is a product of his times personally as well as professionally (and it goes well beyond the drinking and the whoring). The show is a brilliant rendition of its period. It's a little Seinfeldesque in the sense it seems to be a show about nothing or very little. There's never anything too dramatic going on (with some exceptions like an office suicide) but when you finish watching an episode, it leaves you with some human bit that makes you think, geez that was brilliant. It takes a few shows before the tapestry it weaves starts working on you, but this show is far more than the sum of its parts. If you give it time, you'll find it's Breaking Bad good.
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Barnestorming- Seekers of a Hidden Light in Review, Evolution in Review, Splatoon 04 Jun 2015 20:42 #203419

Evolution really looks fantastic!
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Barnestorming- Seekers of a Hidden Light in Review, Evolution in Review, Splatoon 04 Jun 2015 21:41 #203421

The first season of Mad Men was enough for me. I agree that the ad-related work was interesting, but the non-office stuff was excessively soapy.

This is the Mad Men show that I would rather watch:

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Barnestorming- Seekers of a Hidden Light in Review, Evolution in Review, Splatoon 04 Jun 2015 22:12 #203422

Shellhead wrote:
The first season of Mad Men was enough for me. I agree that the ad-related work was interesting, but the non-office stuff was excessively soapy.

This is the Mad Men show that I would rather watch:


I'm an ass man myself.
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Barnestorming- Seekers of a Hidden Light in Review, Evolution in Review, Splatoon 05 Jun 2015 00:04 #203424

Mad Men is just "bad things happen to bad people".

The twist is, everyone is a bad person. Eventually. All of them.

Handsome Dick Manitoba has a regular DJ slot on Sirius XM (except that he's out on the road with the Dictators right now). He has good taste.

Also, I'm still down with Thunderdome. A lot of the weird-world character shit that we're crazy for in Fury Road was straight out of that third movie. It really played up the supporting characters better than either of the first two.

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Barnestorming- Seekers of a Hidden Light in Review, Evolution in Review, Splatoon 05 Jun 2015 08:19 #203433

Not Sure wrote:
Mad Men is just "bad things happen to bad people".

The twist is, everyone is a bad person. Eventually. All of them.

You could say the same thing about most of Shakespeare.
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Barnestorming- Seekers of a Hidden Light in Review, Evolution in Review, Splatoon 05 Jun 2015 13:06 #203442

In this thread, Mad Men, an American period drama shown on cable network AMC, was compared to one Bill Shakespeare.
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Barnestorming- Seekers of a Hidden Light in Review, Evolution in Review, Splatoon 07 Jun 2015 23:39 #203479

Black Barney wrote:
In this thread, Mad Men, an American period drama shown on cable network AMC, was compared to one Bill Shakespeare.

Every thread should have an Emcee or better yet, a referee ... in this cawnah ... weighing in at 125 words ... although, Mad Men was not compared to Shakespeare so much as the pitfalls of plot simplifications were exposed.

But hey ... what's life without a little showmanship and pizzazz, not to mention razzmatazz .
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