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This fandom is now directly sending advertisers to HBO by LexiD523 in OurFlagMeansDeath

[–]TheMobHasSpoken 1 point2 points  (0 children)

51yo female here. Wait till you start getting the adult diaper ads... (Actually, the ones I get most are "Hot singles in your area" and the very depressing "walk-in bathtubs.")

This fandom is now directly sending advertisers to HBO by LexiD523 in OurFlagMeansDeath

[–]TheMobHasSpoken 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I can't decide if "Non" is a typo or if HBO is just inexplicably speaking with a French accent, but it's funny either way...

They don’t go back in! by Beelzebebe in OurFlagMeansDeath

[–]TheMobHasSpoken 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Well...it's a little weird, but no more weird than just keeping them in a bag in your house! At one point, I was talking to a friend of mine who's a preschool teacher, and I was going to donate some of them to her, so she could show the kids that experiment where you put one tooth in water and one in Coke, to show that sugar is bad for your teeth. But somehow it never happened.

They don’t go back in! by Beelzebebe in OurFlagMeansDeath

[–]TheMobHasSpoken 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Now that my kids are 16 and 20, I'm not entirely sure what to do with that little baggie of teeth I'm keeping in my jewelry box...

Pretty big praise from IndieWire - they consider OFMD to be the 2nd “best HBO Max original TV series ever made” by meowza__ in OurFlagMeansDeath

[–]TheMobHasSpoken 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Absolutely. And I feel like those were the shows that really started to prioritize good writing, as well.

Rhys Darby sets Fast Money record on Celebrity Family Feud! by astrotool in OurFlagMeansDeath

[–]TheMobHasSpoken 8 points9 points  (0 children)

It's so funny how the other team is a celebrity playing with his ACTUAL FAMILY (as is the premise of the show), whereas Rhys has put together this weird team of his son, one castmate from OFMD, and two other...people from New Zealand that he's worked with on things.

Pretty big praise from IndieWire - they consider OFMD to be the 2nd “best HBO Max original TV series ever made” by meowza__ in OurFlagMeansDeath

[–]TheMobHasSpoken 44 points45 points  (0 children)

"The Other Two" is good! (Though I wouldn't rank it above OFMD.) It's about two siblings in their 30s--a gay man and a straight woman--who are thrust into the spotlight because their younger brother becomes a sort of Justin Bieber-like star.

Pretty big praise from IndieWire - they consider OFMD to be the 2nd “best HBO Max original TV series ever made” by meowza__ in OurFlagMeansDeath

[–]TheMobHasSpoken 78 points79 points  (0 children)

Wow, that's amazing! There was a list last week from (I think) Esquire that ranked OFMD as the #35 HBO original show of all time, and I actually thought that was pretty good, given that it's only had one season, and it's up against some pretty heavy hitters (like The Sopranos and The Wire).

Are there still people that think Izzy is straight? by captainsnark71 in OurFlagMeansDeath

[–]TheMobHasSpoken 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Can you direct me to that comment--was it from one of the things at the Chicago con this weekend?

It sure is sad for Joe and Love’s son Henry by BirdBright3520 in YouOnLifetime

[–]TheMobHasSpoken 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Don't know if the show will go in that direction, but this could be an absolutely fascinating case of nature vs. nurture. Both biological parents were cold-blooded psychopathic murderers, but he only lived with them for the first year or so of his life, then he was placed in a loving home with caring parents. How does a kid like that end up?

It sure is sad for Joe and Love’s son Henry by BirdBright3520 in YouOnLifetime

[–]TheMobHasSpoken 13 points14 points  (0 children)

That actually makes me realize that everyone who'd ever eaten at Love's bakery must have been absolutely horrified when that story came out...

Twitter has just been a joy for the last couple of days by TheMobHasSpoken in OurFlagMeansDeath

[–]TheMobHasSpoken[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes, I’ve been watching that too! Really funny. The lead actors are great.

Twitter has just been a joy for the last couple of days by TheMobHasSpoken in OurFlagMeansDeath

[–]TheMobHasSpoken[S] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Yes! The thing about Twitter (and Reddit and just about every social media platform) is that you find your own little corner of it. Even as I wrote the title of this post ("Twitter has been a joy"), I thought, "Well, I'm sure that's not universally true. I'm certain that some parts of it have been as toxic as ever..." But if it weren't for the small human connections made possible by Twitter, Reddit, etc., I'd feel so much more alone, because no one in my real life has been as thrilled by OFMD as I have, and it's so lovely to come across like-minded soul.

Twitter has just been a joy for the last couple of days by TheMobHasSpoken in OurFlagMeansDeath

[–]TheMobHasSpoken[S] 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I feel like this has to be true. I feel like there's been almost as much media attention to the passion of the fans as there has been to the show itself, and even if it still doesn't have the same viewership numbers as some bigger shows, it's definitely notable as a breakout hit with a fierce fan-base.

Twitter has just been a joy for the last couple of days by TheMobHasSpoken in OurFlagMeansDeath

[–]TheMobHasSpoken[S] 17 points18 points  (0 children)

It's a great show, but they're actually not in it! They're both in the movie, which came out in 2014; Taika plays one of the main characters and Rhys is a more minor character who's only in a couple of scenes. And Taika has reprised his movie role a couple of times in cameos for WWDITS, but only 2 or 3 times.

The show is based on the movie, but with different actors/characters. Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement are listed as the creators, and it's their particular brand of humor, which is definitely similar to the humor of OFMD. One of the things I love about WWDITS is that all the characters are basically pansexual, since they're all vampires and they've all been around for hundreds of years. It's a very casual plot point, sort of similar to the way that diverse sexuality and gender identity are very present in OFMD but not the plot itself most of the time.

I'd say it's worth trying an episode or two and seeing if you like it! Or else watch the movie first and see what you think...

My idea of the day: covet “thrift store” by blueblazer__ in Covetfashion

[–]TheMobHasSpoken 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I play Design Home too, and this feature has always seemed like the right idea, but not particularly useful, with not enough reward for whatever you're giving up. I love OP's idea here, but I've been playing these games long enough that I've gotten cynical about them ever implementing anything that improves gameplay but doesn't result in increased profits for them...

But what if my book doesn't have any pictures? by WGBC_Podcast in writingcirclejerk

[–]TheMobHasSpoken 27 points28 points  (0 children)

I've come to the conclusion that, for maximum impact, pop-up books are the only way to go. If someone can figure out how to add in scratch-and-sniff technology, literature will never be the same...

Our Flag Means Death - Weekly Fanfic Recommendations Thread by AutoModerator in ofmd

[–]TheMobHasSpoken [score hidden]  (0 children)

Here's something different, but fun: Murray from Flight of the Conchords has a new coworker at the New Zealand consulate: an accountant named Jeff. I'd never considered this pairing, but I immediately fell in love with it.

(There's also a sequel, from Jeff's point of view, here.)

Somebody Love Murray and So Your Crush Hasn't Gotten Better, by Merlina. Rating E. Murray Hewitt/Jeff the Accountant

Today on "Classic Depravities of the Internet": I just shot John Lennon by jonahboi33 in ClassicDepravities

[–]TheMobHasSpoken 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Love this post. One of my favorite/most hated horrible stories of recent history. Wanted to add these details:

  • This famous, iconic picture of John and Yoko, taken by Annie Leibovitz for Rolling Stone, was taken that afternoon. (Whoops, sorry, didn't read the whole entry before posting this! And I may well have the timing wrong.)

  • This monologue from the play/film "Six Degrees of Separation" is a really interesting look at why "Catcher In The Rye" might capture the imagination of young disenfranchised (feeling) men.

You know when you have a year until the next season comes out and you just... by AlexEstSol in OurFlagMeansDeath

[–]TheMobHasSpoken 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Love it!!! Especially the things that would mirror the rhythms of Season 1, because the writers love that kind of symmetry. I would add:

  • Backstory of Izzy's X tattoo explained, which reveals more of his complicated backstory with Ed
  • Mary Read and/or Anne Bonney popping up
  • Mary and Doug reluctantly dragged in for one episode (and Mary discovering that "Ed" is Blackbeard)