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Saw the new Ghostbusters, finally.

It was bad. Really really bad. It DID manage to make me laugh a few times though, so it wasn't the complete loss I feared it might be.

The story made no sense. They didn't seem to want to follow their own internal rules about how things worked, the cameos were HARSH, and just too many little issues to count... but it didn't make me feel like my childhood had been torn apart or anything, just very VERY "meh" on every level.

A few of the jokes landed, which makes sense given that most of the main folks in it excel at improv comedy, but aside from that, it was a pretty rough watch, that kept me going "but... uh... huh?" every couple minutes.

I did enjoy the attempt they made to show them testing the tech and all that though, I'll give them that, and it seemed like the editing had been done by a drunken monkey of some kind, so it's really hard to say how much of the nonsensical plot issues is due to that or not... but whatever.

I've seen it. I'll likely never watch it again, unlike the original which is required viewing at least once a year, and any time it comes to a local theater... I can't even remember any of the times it made me laugh, I just know it happened a few times. Totally unmemorable and pointless, but if you're a fan of any of the main folks in it, it may be worth a single viewing just to watch them being silly for a couple hours... just don't expect much in the way of an actual movie experience... it's sadly just not there.
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Jump on the HYPE TRAIN!

I was a fan of the first one, though it definitely had some issues, and it at least looks/sounds so far like they've taken a lot of the feedback from that into account, so I'm hopeful this turns out to be pretty fun.

They did a very similar thing with the Assassin's Creed series, using the first one as basically an extended tech demo and used the feedback to make the next few AC games pretty great (for the most part at least), including the switch to a different main character... so... there is reason to hope I think.
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It definitely looks better than the first game. I never finished the first game, didn't care enough.
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ok, this is amazing for a few reasons, but I think the best is that someone at CNN wrote "gone HAM" in their article in a completely unironic context. GLORIOUS.
 
Yes, you read that correctly, Ladies and Gentlemen. Vladimir Putin has been arrested ... in a Florida supermarket
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Definitely amazing. I admit, I had to use the urban dictionary for this one. 
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+David Belliveau day care... but yeah, same diff. kids are bundles of sickness and horror, wrapped up in a deceptively cute exterior
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I think this might be the first time an email from Netflix about a show they "think I would like" just makes me go "huh?" on every single level...
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I'm already upset enough at the stupid "David, let's find something for you to watch" boxes in Netflix. No duh. That's what I was trying to do...

I would probably cancel my subscription if I got that recommendation, though.
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If it weren't for this moment, I could have sworn the folks making the new Macgyver hadn't seen any of the original.

Jack Dalton as a super spy? The Phoenix Foundation as an agency so secret the CIA doesn't know it exists? Wastes one of the best bad guy actors of all time (Vinnie Jones) as a nearly pointless henchman? WHAT IS GOING ON?

I'll try to give it a chance for another episode I think, but so far... ick. Very ick.
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Hopefully that is true and the next few episodes are better. There were definitely fun bits, like the gun thing you mention, and I sort of like the visual element they added to MacGyver looking around for options, assuming they don't end up really over-doing it. I'll be giving it a chance, the pilot just didn't do much to sell me on it, but didn't piss me off enough to write it off instantly either.
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wow. there really is a meme for EVERYTHING now. I didn't even have to dig for this insanely specific thing that is happening to me right now...
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You're voice is overrated. I can hear you just fine on G+.
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I wasn't sure about Crazy Ex Girlfriend, until I hit this song. Now I think I may be hooked.
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Been watching a lot of Monster Factory today, for the first time. It's DAMN funny. For reals, if you don't watch Monster Factory, you're missing out on a very important part of life.
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I like Bitcoin. I'm a fan... but... uh... NOPE NOPE NOPE.
Bio-implantable near-field communication (NFC) has become quite popular in recent years. At this year's technology-based event the Black Sea Summit in Kiev
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+Brad Leclerc I'd give up the key with an Indian burn.

I hate getting Indian burns.
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Today's Mr. Robot summed up in spoiler free way, via a single picture NOT from this episode...

WHAT IS GOING ON I'M SO INTRIGUED!
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You watching that, huh?
I gave up around S02ep3
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Professional Geek.
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Generally these days my energy is mostly focused on being a dad.

I also occasionally do some freelance writing, photography, and any number of random geeky things when opportunities arise. Such as the hangout podcast I'm a part of, www.gamesammich.com.

I enjoy very short walks far away from the beach, and tend to spend large chunks of the day in front of computers. Though I do try to find time to read science and/or philosophy related books when I'm not trapped in cyberspace.

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Nearly capable of passing a Turing test.
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    Learn by doing, 1982 - present
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    Guru, 2012 - 2015
    tl;dr version: I help people make their online stores awesome.
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