It should come as little surprise that Alien came as close to a sweep as we’ve seen, winning Best Snubbed Picture, Best Snubbed Director for Ridley Scott, Best Snubbed Actress with Sigourney Weaver a near-unamimous choice (Weaver had 19 votes; Diane … Continue reading Snubby Awards: 1979 Results/1978 Nominations
This article was originally written on the old Avocado Disqus site last year, and is being reposted here in preparation for the release of the film. Back in 2014, before work on an adaption got seriously underway, a friend recommended … Continue reading Ready Player One May or May Not Deserve Your Hate
19 years ago today, Stanley Kubrick passed away. He made some of the greatest movies in cinematic history. Few directors have had as amazing a streak he had from 1956-1999. His early works are mostly dismissed but there’s still good … Continue reading Scott OT #46: The Night Thread remembers Stanley Kubrick (3/7)
I decided to revive this occasional education education thread. I imagine I’ll do this once a month, but anyone who wants can put up a discussion, can and should- just tag it as “Dark Sarcasm in the Classroom” and “education.” So … Continue reading Dark Sarcasm in the Classroom: the occasional education thread: What It’s Really Like
Boy, that episode with all them scary robo sushi chefs was kinda great, huh? I hope we all learned our lesson: never hook your fireplace up to the wireless system. Let’s discuss the X-Files episode, “Nothing Lasts Forever”! Episode description: … Continue reading The X-Files Live Chat (Season 11, Episode 8)
It is the year 2060. Loopers are being killed. The Crime Syndicate isn’t closing loops — they’re being murdered in real time. Gangs tear the city apart looking for those responsible for the killings, but not a single shred of evidence … Continue reading Close the Loop – Day 1
A general spoiler space for talking about the second season of Cameron Esposito and Rhea Butcher’s Take My Wife! I’m posting this in advance of the episodic reviews I’ll be doing for seasons 1 and 2, starting soon! Remember that … Continue reading Spoil Sports: Take My Wife Season 2
Just post two things (or maybe three if you’re that guy) separated by “or”. Chime in with replies as to your choice. FIGHT! Continue reading This or That?
Here’s the place to chat about the comics you picked up this week, and anything else you might be reading! No comic book chat with MrSplendiferous this week. It shall return next week. Continue reading Weekly Comics Thread, 07-MAR-2018
While writing questions will always be my bread and butter, I’d like to expand the scope of this feature a bit to occasionally include some broader discussion about trivia as a pop culture topic in itself. Towards that end, I’d … Continue reading Shoeless Trivia: Current Events
A new original anime series from Production I.G., the famed studio behind Ghost in the Shell and Psycho-Pass, premiered on Netflix last week. It’s called B: The Beginning, and it’s very much in the vein of the aforementioned two works. … Continue reading Weekly Japanese Pop Culture Thread (March 7th, 2018)
Welcome to the *CG thread, where we talk all manner of Card Games – Collectible, Trading, Living, and otherwise! Feel free to chat amongst yourselves about the card games you’re playing or anything card game-related that strikes your fancy. This … Continue reading The CCG Thread – Playing Favorites
Note: Tolerable Discussions is gonna have this cover image from now on. I had fun finding a different image for each post, but since I schedule these in batches months in advance it’s just a bit too much work to … Continue reading Tolerable Discussions 3.7.18
A quick read of this article on a how a person ended up with their iPhone locked for 48 years has a quip referring to the device as it is now as a time capsule (should the owner wait 48 years to … Continue reading Let’s Fill a Time Capsule: What Goes In It?
Welcome back to another installment of Expanded Galaxy, a closer look and overview of a non-movies part of the Star Wars universe. Last time, I highlighted my personal favorite bit of Star Wars canon, The Clone Wars animated series, so … Continue reading Expanded Galaxy: Star Wars Rebels
Sometimes we need to talk about some things. This is a phenomenally caring and kind group, and we do a pretty good job of looking out for each other. Welcome to the weekly mental health thread for Avocados. Feel free … Continue reading Mental Health Thread 3.7.18
The sports world mourns two very different figures. Roger Bannister was the first man to run a mile in less than four minutes. In its time, this was huge, long before it became commonplace and before track and field became … Continue reading Sports Corner – March 7
Welcome to the Book Nook! This is the weekly thread for Avocados to discuss books we’re currently reading, recommendations, genre, and serious literary criticism. This week’s recommended discussion: This probably isn’t terribly fruitful for a discussion, but I was recently … Continue reading The Book Nook
“The Oscars don’t matter.” That’s what we always hear. They don’t reflect popular tastes. They don’t reflect our tastes. And while it’s true that four decades of aggressive lobbying and positioning has bred a shadow industry of “important” films at … Continue reading The End of Oscar Bait
Let’s do this…it’s okay if you need anti-depressants. 1. Nunberg gets subpoenaed, loses it on multiple networks, agrees to comply. This should tell you state of conservatism in this country is that people are trying to spin this utter meltdown … Continue reading This Wednesday Political Post Is Just Anti-Depressants, Okay?