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The Champagne Cabana / Re: Tv
« Last post by Calach Pfeffer on Yesterday at 10:31:44 AM »
Twin Peaks (2017)

Season 3.... generalised spoilers, I guess.

Watch out below.


Thus far:

Exceptionally tiresome outros. Bugs me every time. That'll probably continue for the whole season unfortunately. But the lengthy, time-wasting, not very informative wiling away of the hour on lengthy stays with boring characters seems finished by episode 4. Goodness, the first three eps included some tedious stretches, I was wondering if I hadn't been had. The intensity wasn't there. But then along comes episode 4. Worth it. By episode 3 I was wondering if I'd keep watching. With episode 4, I'm looking forward to 5.

General observation: age is interesting in this show. Everyone (and their actor) is literally 25 years older. It really, really works for Dale and his story. Not sure about everyone else.
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The Champagne Cabana / Re: Annoying
« Last post by old34 on Yesterday at 09:28:38 AM »
On the plus side, you know you're vpn is working - you're getting "local" ads


True, but it's interesting to note that when my VPN is set to Dallas, I get church commercials and pick-em up truck commercials. When set to L.A. I get L.A. car dealers selling passenger cars and SUVs. And lots of pharmaceutical products, especially Viagra.
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The BS-Wrestling Pit / Re: The burden of communication
« Last post by Calach Pfeffer on Yesterday at 04:08:53 AM »
"Communicative methods", as far as I understand them, represent an approach to language teaching that seeks to invoke the student's own natural language learning mechanisms. The student is placed in a somewhat realistic communication circumstance and asked to invest some of their own thought or feeling into whatever they produce. They do interviews, group work, role play, and so on. Which is to say, the burden of communication is placed on the freaking student for the love of shit....

I think in general this could be fine. It'd be more likely to work with people new to the language. For more advanced levels, the students would have to have some background in such methods to know what to do. But I'm going to go out on a limb and say by the time the student has had ten plus years of formal language education, communicative methods are unlikely to invoke any natural language-learning mechanism. Whatever language learning mechanism the student is using has been thoroughly drilled into them and reinforced by the student's own practice. If you want role play to be anything other than a game at that stage, you'll need something else to create the learning.

/imho
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The Champagne Cabana / Re: Annoying
« Last post by Escaped Lunatic on Yesterday at 03:53:09 AM »
And now I'm getting commercials on NBC for  FRIGGIN' CHURCH!!! First Dallas Baptist-A Church Built on the Bible. I hate Texas and I hate churches.

That's OK.  Texas and churches like you. ahahahahah
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The Champagne Cabana / Re: Annoying
« Last post by Calach Pfeffer on May 25, 2017, 11:48:11 PM »
On the plus side, you know you're vpn is working - you're getting "local" ads

I'd torrent. Torrenting's days are numbered, I think. The big aggregators are going down one by one and not necessarily being replaced. Online piracy checks are going to get "better". The "freedom" of the internet is going to be circumscribed (even more). ISPs are going to be complicit in that. What you download is going to be monitored (more). But for now.... oh yeah, 1080p high def, ad-free video - while you still can.

It's Netflix, isn't it, that's moved into tv and movie production? Their logo's on everything I watch these days. And Amazon? I haven't been paying attention. But if we're lucky, that's the future - high definition video on demand for a subscription, with no ads. And you can subscribe to different services at the same time - just like having different channels on your broadcast tv. That's what made cable tv so unattractive in the past: they attempted to be the be-all and end-all of your tv requirements and instead were a limited, partial selection of what's truly on offer.


/rambling
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The Champagne Cabana / Re: Annoying
« Last post by cruisemonkey on May 25, 2017, 08:02:33 PM »
I don't hate Texas or churches... but fundamentalist Christians scare the shit out of me, and by far the weirdest/dumbest people I've met in Korea & China have been from Texas.
 ahahahahah
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The Champagne Cabana / Re: Annoying
« Last post by old34 on May 25, 2017, 03:48:15 PM »
And now I'm getting commercials on NBC for  FRIGGIN' CHURCH!!! First Dallas Baptist-A Church Built on the Bible. I hate Texas and I hate churches.
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The Champagne Cabana / Re: Movie/film thread: resurrected
« Last post by Calach Pfeffer on May 25, 2017, 09:23:13 AM »
lol

Mrs. Ripley: Benjamin, I am not trying to nuke the site from orbit
Benjamin: Voooom-wop-wop. Guggle-uggle-uggle



 ahahahahah
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The Bar (ON-TOPIC) / Re: Happy Bermuda Shorts Day!
« Last post by AMonk on May 25, 2017, 09:02:28 AM »
Any everyone will be wearing nothing but running shoes and Bermuda shorts, right? ahahahahah


 agagagagag agagagagag bfbfbfbfbf
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The Champagne Cabana / Re: Movie/film thread: resurrected
« Last post by Escaped Lunatic on May 25, 2017, 08:26:50 AM »
Technically, since going to Earth and killing themselves some "Alien" was a rite of passage, the Predator, who for all we know is female, is, or was, a juvenile. The Ripley surrogate being the older woman, that Predator might be more of a Dustin Hoffman and the sequel will be his 1960s breakout hit, The Preduate.

I think we have a winner!  AVP 3, The Preduate.  A young hot predator (of indeterminate gender) just graduating from Alien Extermination University pursues an older female human action hero.  Both families object, and both sides are well enough armed to cause some serious havoc.  Can they be convinced to accept that true love knows no bounds?  Will the Preduate also find himself attracted to his/her/3rd gender possessive GF's 18 year old daughter?  Can we think of an excuse to put the couple in suspended animation long enough to let them meet Ripley?  Will nuking the site from orbit really be the only way to make sure?
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