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Leigh Butler
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I just finished watching the series finale of Justified , and I found myself choked up at the final scene. For the scene in itself, yes, but more just at the knowledge that such a great show was ending. I love that it ended on its own terms, but I'm still very sad to see it go.

I have not often seen its equal on network TV, or anywhere for that matter, and it's sad that the anti-South and anti-Western prejudice of modern Hollywood and the general viewing public kept this show from getting the recognition it deserved. It's one of only two television shows I've seen (The other is The Wire) that I would describe as downright Shakespearean in scope, in depth, in cleverness, in insight, and in strange violent poetry. Its cast was stellar, its writing was better, and it was a treat to watch from start to finish.

Here's to you, Justified. You done good.
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Just finished watching. Definitely got me in the feels. Can't believe this show is over. 
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I'm telling you guys right now, if you aren't watching Agent Carter you are seriously missing out. The last episode was straight-up chilling, and I don't say that lightly.
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The scene....



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with Dottie monkey-swinging/gamboling down the entire staircase was worth the entire season. That actress is a true gem - she can come across so wholesome and gee-willickers, but then turn to cray-cray in a pico-second, although the scary Russian dirge that is her leitmotif helps.
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A good way to spend 24 minutes.
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takes more than 20 minutes dear. Its a lifestyle choice to learn and use, use it or lose it
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Your stunningly awesome cover of the day.
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Wonderful!
Lake Street Dive... Written that down. 
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Dude. Liz and I found this thing on her porch and CANNOT figure out what the hell it is. Never saw anything like it. Any ideas? And more importantly, does it sting??

(This is an extreme closeup. It's actually tee-tiny.)
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According to QI, the best place in the world to discover new species of insect is...your own backyard (or basically any patch of dirt anywhere).  So you might have done that?
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Please do tell me more about why feminism is sexist. *block*
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The acronym has evolved from its literal meaning. I was using it in the sense of "I feel that this very obviously represents myself".
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Have her in circles
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Well I had a drink with a friend of mine 
a week ago today
we were celebrating a month and a half 
too late St. Paddy's Day
well I bought 'im a round and he bought me a round
and the bouncer bought us anudder
what's an Irish boy from a good family
doing in the gutter

Well we looked at each other and had to laugh
as we lay there in our stink
well I woulda cried if I woulda thought
but every time I thought I'd drink
and if his poor old gray-haired ma'd
see us there she woulda shuddered
what's an Irish boy from a good family
doing in the gutter

Well my Irish friend he liked to surf
but me I couldn't swim
well he said that he could teach me how
and I said I trusted him
he swore he'd never let me drown
he loved me like a brudder
what's an Irish boy from a good family
doing in the gutter 

Well sure enough I drowned
and I wound up at the pearly gates
where St. Peter said, "You're drunk as
hell and son you shoulda ate"
so he sent me back down to get a bite
but instead I bought anudder
what's an Irish boy from a good family
doing in the gutter
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Hey guys, if you're interested in my take on the Sooper Sekrit WOT Pilot of DOOM, check out today's Reread post!
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I've finally gotten around to watching it.  I pretty much agree, it certainly wasn't good, but under the constraints they had, it was much better than it could have been.
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Merry Christmas to all.
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...and to all a good night.
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Ring around the moon!
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Some of us sooner than others, ahem.
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A meditation on Sleeping Beauty and Maleficent, two of Disney's most feminist films
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(The star was his improvisation, I suspect. I doubt I would have been so specific in my design requirements.)
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