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55 and foggy today clearing @ 11 high @ 71
post #33212 of 45245
i have a ton of friends all having baby's this year. its like a thing or something. I'm really happy for them.

the best part is not having to go to a baby shower as long as you spend a little bit of cash on their registry gifts.

"sorry dude, I can't make it. (because I don't want to waste a weekend), but I got you that dresser listed on the registry!"
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

i have a ton of friends all having baby's this year. its like a thing or something. I'm really happy for them.

the best part is not having to go to a baby shower as long as you spend a little bit of cash on their registry gifts.

"sorry dude, I can't make it. (because I don't want to waste a weekend), but I got you that dresser listed on the registry!"

I thought them showers was just for the bitches?

*edit: sorry, I came here to post that I finished the 3rd season of the wire and it was awesome...but watching that stuff screws with my speech patterns. Probably doesn't help that I went to a pretty demographically mixed high school at the same time as the wire was being filmed (was the area school with the IB program so it pulled kids from neighboring districts for the academics, but it really drew its regular population from some more blue collar 'burbs, while also being the place that took all of the kids who got expelled from the inner city)...so I hear too much of that language and it starts to sound normal.
post #33214 of 45245
The problem with bros having kids is that they'll never get to do anything with you again
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I thought them showers was just for the bitches?

*edit: sorry, I came here to post that I finished the 3rd season of the wire and it was awesome...but watching that stuff screws with my speech patterns. Probably doesn't help that I went to a pretty demographically mixed high school at the same time as the wire was being filmed (was the area school with the IB program so it pulled kids from neighboring districts for the academics, but it really drew its regular population from some more blue collar 'burbs, while also being the place that took all of the kids who got expelled from the inner city)...so I hear too much of that language and it starts to sound normal.

^the wire is great. one way to watch it is not to go overboard in binge watching. also you can youtube specific situations/scenes and read the comments to get further analysis (trust me there's a TON of inside info that'll amaze you).

Mexi-asians use baby showers/kids birthdays/christenings/ect as reasons to get together and drink/party. Latinos in general actually do. The south asians/south east asians seem to do this as well. Most of the preggers women are either married to or are from the above regions. in fact even the caucasians/african americans in the hospital(s)/clinics have adopted the "lets find reasons to get together and party through children's milestones". its becoming a bit out of control.

but they have also combined the very american thing of starting a gift registry into the normal parties. its an easy way of buying gifts in general.
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The problem with bros having kids is that they'll never get to do anything with you again

thats why the mexi - asians and above people mentioned do the "lets party everyone!" so everyone can get together. its usually a kind of epic party that starts at lunch and involves BBQ and organized sports like basketball/whiffleball/touch football - then it will spill into the night with poker/majong/games its fun but can be a little too much (especially if too much drinking and pot gets involved).
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^the wire is great. one way to watch it is not to go overboard in binge watching. also you can youtube specific situations/scenes and read the comments to get further analysis (trust me there's a TON of inside info that'll amaze you).

I'm too scared to do that. I'm not stitches with GoT....I don't really like spoilers and its way to easy to accidentally see stuff. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Like for instance, if I had looked at the imdb/wikipedia entry for Idris Elba to see what else he had done (since he shows up all over the place), I might have noticed that his time on the Wire ended in season 3
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I'd rather just finish it up and then find out about all of the goodies...its worked well with GoT (which is loaded with goodies...and the TV Show gives me a chance to refresh the memory).

Been trying to avoid the binge though. I watched season 2 while riding the rollers this winter...but its too hot to do that now....still haven't been doing more than 1-2 a day and haven't been watching it every day. I know this makes me really late to the wire train..but I honestly don't think I would have appreciated it when it was airing. I graduated from high school in 2005...and even in college I don't think I had enough life experience to get much out of it. 4 years living on the south side of chicago (and not being terrified of it like many of my classmates) probably helped with my perspective...I don't know how I'd feel about all the little gangsters without it.
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I'm too scared to do that. I'm not stitches with GoT....I don't really like spoilers and its way to easy to accidentally see stuff. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Like for instance, if I had looked at the imdb/wikipedia entry for Idris Elba to see what else he had done (since he shows up all over the place), I might have noticed that his time on the Wire ended in season 3
.
I'd rather just finish it up and then find out about all of the goodies...its worked well with GoT (which is loaded with goodies...and the TV Show gives me a chance to refresh the memory).

Been trying to avoid the binge though. I watched season 2 while riding the rollers this winter...but its too hot to do that now....still haven't been doing more than 1-2 a day and haven't been watching it every day. I know this makes me really late to the wire train..but I honestly don't think I would have appreciated it when it was airing. I graduated from high school in 2005...and even in college I don't think I had enough life experience to get much out of it. 4 years living on the south side of chicago (and not being terrified of it like many of my classmates) probably helped with my perspective...I don't know how I'd feel about all the little gangsters without it.

the wire is basically a dostoevsky novel in tv form - where chapters are episodes and seasons are sections. I watched it a 2nd time with my wife about 3 years back and it was so much better even the 2nd time around. I've heard that its still entertaining even a 3rd time over.

sometimes i'll go over random The Wire clips on youtube and then you start reading the comments and there's a ton of insight from random people. You can do that with old sopranos clips but you won't get the deep story analysis from the commenters, you'll notice the excellent acting.
post #33218 of 45245
The Wire is basically a documentary where the facts are exaggerated to fit the writers' beliefs and the alternate reality they live in. Lots of typical bad HBO stuff --particularly bad casting and acting and sensationalism (seasons after the first two, mostly). After season one, there's season two (which is boring) and then the rest of the series is just watching dopey puppets bumble about and miraculously bump into each other in various problem-ridden settings so that the writers can use them as mouthpieces about social ills. Hell, I agree to an extent with the writers on some issues but when I'm watching a TV or movie I don't like being preached to. It detracts from the entertainment just for half-assed social criticism.

The first season is worth it, though -- I thought it was genuinely well-written except for a few silly parts in the script. The third season and on become horrific when the writers stop writing a TV show and decide to write editorials instead.
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I thought them showers was just for the bitches?
I get invited to them but never attend. I do send a gift.
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The Wire is basically a documentary where the facts are exaggerated to fit the writers' beliefs and the alternate reality they live in

 

And you know this from your wealth of experience in the Baltimore PD?

post #33221 of 45245
Don't worry, you can't even consider something good these days unless why has shat on it.
post #33222 of 45245
i think one of the best 1st seasons in television was Heros. I remember being fucking amped after the first season, but it fell off the cliff so hard/so fast.
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i think one of the best 1st seasons in television was Heros. I remember being fucking amped after the first season, but it fell off the cliff so hard/so fast.
Agree, those of us who grew up comic book fans tuned in to see epic city-leveling superpower blasting battles, but quickly grew frustrated.

I understand the limitations of TV budgets but even then the series was poorly handled. All this focus on personal bullshit, and most displays of superpowers lasted 2-3 seconds
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good stuff, thomas. and good luck with the next exam.


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*edit: sorry, I came here to post that I finished the 3rd season of the wire and it was awesome...but watching that stuff screws with my speech patterns. Probably doesn't help that I went to a pretty demographically mixed high school at the same time as the wire was being filmed (was the area school with the IB program so it pulled kids from neighboring districts for the academics, but it really drew its regular population from some more blue collar 'burbs, while also being the place that took all of the kids who got expelled from the inner city)...so I hear too much of that language and it starts to sound normal.

maybe the best show ever. it makes me happy when i see other people enjoying it. definitely do not read any spoilers on the wire. even i didnt do that when i was watching it.
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The problem with bros having kids is that they'll never get to do anything with you again

not always true!
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Was thinking of reenlisting... saw next year's drill schedule... thanks for making the decision easy, brigade!

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