Thursday Night Open Thread

Just getting home from work and I see our last open thread is full. Here's another one. All topics welcome.

I hope to get something substantive posted after checking the news later tonight.

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    Atten: Jeralyn - El Capo synopsis page (none / 0) (#1)
    by DFLer on Thu Apr 17, 2014 at 06:33:29 PM EST
    I'm reposting here so you don't have to slog thru the last thread. Hope it helps.

    Have you seen this?
    I found this site: link

    The synopsis are in Spanish text, but one can use a translator thang, heh?

    Just watched (none / 0) (#2)
    by lentinel on Thu Apr 17, 2014 at 06:56:31 PM EST
    the first episode of the television version of "Fargo".

    What is a little disconcerting is that Martin Freeman is doing an impression of William B. Macy's signature portrayal of Jerry Lundegard in the original film.

    He's very good at it. One would never know that he is an English actor. His American accent is flawless. And he has Macy's mannerisms down pat.

    But I would have preferred that he come up with something more personal and original.

    Maybe it is the director's doing.

    It's kind of hard to figure where this can go from here. They've knocked off three people so far... and it's just episode one.

    I felt that way a little bit at the very start (none / 0) (#3)
    by ruffian on Thu Apr 17, 2014 at 07:03:05 PM EST
    start, but I thought by midway of the episode it was his own. Maybe just me sinking into it and not seeing Macy in my head.

    The scene with Thornton in the hospital (none / 0) (#5)
    by ruffian on Thu Apr 17, 2014 at 07:07:28 PM EST
    was what turned it for me. freeman has a particular way of looking at and listening to people that makes an impression on me. I do t find it Macy-like.

    Will Ghost live to see the next episode (none / 0) (#4)
    by Militarytracy on Thu Apr 17, 2014 at 07:06:46 PM EST
    Of GoT?  He is fascinated by my hydroponic cloners and growers.  He destroyed all the plants in one trying to figure it out.  The only thing you hear when they kick on is trickling water but the minute they kick on he is disturbed from sleep, petting, everything, and if he can get to it when you aren't watching he pulls all the baskets out and breaks the plants.

    Ha! You just never know what they are going (none / 0) (#6)
    by ruffian on Thu Apr 17, 2014 at 07:14:59 PM EST
    to fixate on. Evil plants! Do you have a baby gate you can use to bar the area until maybe he grows out of it?

    Must make a hypersonic sound... (none / 0) (#7)
    by unitron on Thu Apr 17, 2014 at 07:18:14 PM EST
    ...that you can't hear that drives him nuts.

    Sort of hoping that Clinton's grandmotherhood... (none / 0) (#8)
    by unitron on Thu Apr 17, 2014 at 07:20:45 PM EST
    ...would occur closer to 2016 to keep her out so I could hear the Republicans attack somebody new for a change.