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#3329406 Netflix buys another season of Daredevil.

Posted by lightsout on 21 April 2015 - 08:20 PM

Amazing show. They hit the character perfect. Great pacing. Great fighting and cinematography (the scene in episode 3 or 4 where DD is fighting in that hallway for like, 5 minutes. Starts with just following a couple of bad guys into doorways to show you the number of them, then freezes on the end of the hallway until DD comes into frame. Just a beautifully done scene).

This has me SO excited for Iron Fist and the other Netflix Marvel shows.




#3329312 Cop refuses to shoot man charging him

Posted by lightsout on 21 April 2015 - 07:38 PM

Absolutely terrible tactics. Good on the officer for being able to get through the call with no deaths. However, he came out alive...this time. There is another video, from Arizona, where an officer is talking with a suspect on a domestic violence call. Guy reaches in his pocket, pulls out a gun, shoots the officer point blank three times. Kills him.


That's a shoot situation. Murder suspect charging with his hand in his waistband. Sure, as a cop, you put yourself at risk. However, you don't HAVE to in that kind of situation. This shouldn't be something taught in training. This was a judgment call that, luckily, turned out favorable for all parties involved. He used the information on the call that the guy may attempt suicide by cop and estimated that he wasn't going to harm anybody other than himself, so he chose not to shoot. Officer falls down, that guy could keep coming, pull out a knife, and kill him pretty easily there. This isn't something that is going to work in every case. Thinking it will is what will get people killed. Namely, officers.


To answer OP's questions, yes cops carry TASERs. However, in that situation, you have a murder suspect. He's to be handled as if he is armed. You don't pull a TASER out there. You draw your weapon. And even if he decided to holster and draw a TASER (assuming the guy had one. He's a rookie who perhaps hasn't had the TASER class yet and thus, doesn't carry a TASER), the thing with TASERs is this: they can fail rather easily. He's backpedaling, guy is sprinting at him. You have to get both prongs in him for the TASER to work. Then, you don't know how thick his clothing is. Even if both hit, they may not penetrate skin. Then, the TASER just flat out doesn't work on some people if they're hopped up on drugs. So, with the suspect he had in front of him, TASER would have been out of the question for most officers, I'd imagine.

Yes, this guy most certainly was thinking about the possible media scrutiny and possible name-shaming he'd undergo if the media spun this to say "cop kills suicidal man in cold blood". And he's a rookie, so nerves are even more of a factor than your typical officer. Reminds me of a video of a Texas cop who got a lot of heat for a shooting a few years ago. Got ripped a new one by the media and the brass he worked for. Week later, on a traffic stop, a crazed old man charges him, then goes back to his truck, loads a rifle, and fires it at the officer several times. All the while, the officer is just standing there giving him commands. Old man was a veteran. Officer dies because he was too afraid of the possible outcome to act appropriately.

Depending how the media chose to spin this had he shot, this would have certainly caused more heat on law enforcement. Every shooting does now. Unless cops are being shot at first, it seems a lot of people (mostly on Facebook and YouTube) are siding with the anti-cop crowd and crowing about "brutality" and "abuse of power".

 




#3296934 Season 5: The Walking Dead

Posted by lightsout on 24 March 2015 - 06:55 AM

Was it not the gun that was in the blender, hidden by Rick?

I seriously don't know, just asking.



It was. How did so many people forget that from just a few episodes ago?




#3295277 Season 5: The Walking Dead

Posted by lightsout on 23 March 2015 - 07:26 AM

That damn red balloon....is it a signal?



It's clearly a metaphor. For what, I do not know. I'm thinking it's either to symbolize Rick's take on Alexandria or the reality of the community and the danger it's in due to it's lack of awareness of how the world is.

The first, Rick is "all-in" on Alexandria tentatively. He's hanging by a thread, and knows what's at stake, given his experience with the prison and how it was after it fell. The balloon flying away is him realizing it's not far from being lost just like the prison (all taken from his focus on three separate occasions being on that balloon).

The second, the balloon is much like Carl and that girl, or Sasha, Michonne, and Rosita. Or Daryl. They all know that outside the walls is "reality". Inside is this nice, cozy environment where the outside can be blocked out. But they HAVE to be in reality. They have to be outside the walls, at least in mindset. The balloon in the beginning was tied to the boat in the water. It's inside the walls. Like all the aforementioned characters, it's just living inside of the reality. You can pretend you're safe and sound, but at the end of the day, you can't separate yourself from the outside world. The balloon, like all the characters, is thrown out into the wind, outside the walls, and away from that safety. No matter how safe you think you are, you're always going to be in danger of the outside threats, whether it be walkers or humans. Perhaps a bit of foreshadowing for next week there.




#3277831 Hakeem Nicks Visiting Soon

Posted by lightsout on 11 March 2015 - 03:41 PM

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#3271326 Season 5: The Walking Dead

Posted by lightsout on 09 March 2015 - 01:07 PM

I think it's less Rick turning evil and more Rick always being cautious. Law enforcement officers are taught to operate in a coded system of alertness. White being total relaxation, which you should basically never be in, save for being in your house. Yellow is where you want to be most of the time, which is relaxed but cautious. Orange is full alert, looking for threats. Red is fight or flight, reflexes and instinct take over. Black is dead. Don't ever be white or black, try to stay in yellow. That's what Rick is doing. I think the gun grab is him reminding himself. She has the ability to make him drop his guard, and he hates that. That gun grab is a reminder to stay cautious and not let himself be suckered in by a beautiful, kind woman (something he obviously needs, since that kiss was the first sign of romantic intimacy he has been able to show since before season 3).


Well done episode. Lots of symbolism, which I loved. The "w" was forced. Feel like the writers are spoon-feeding the "a threat is coming" idea in a totally unnecessary way.

Sasha's development is absolutely killing me. This PTSD-like state she is in, sure, I get it. And sure, it's semi-interesting, but it's also just a bit much. We get that she is having a tough time adjusting with all the loss she has gone through in a short period of time, but having her just be totally blocked off mentally and emotionally from everybody just makes it all seem contrived to me.

Preview for next week gives absolutely nothing away outside of "poo goes down a little". The previews this season have done a good job of not giving away big clips to spoil, so there's that.


Also, Carol is an evil bitch. My god.




#3253455 Season 5: The Walking Dead

Posted by lightsout on 24 February 2015 - 09:02 PM

Okay so can someone tell what this

Spoiler
thing is about? I've tried looking it up and can't find anything about it.


Spoiler




#3235079 Season 5: The Walking Dead

Posted by lightsout on 08 February 2015 - 10:51 PM

Well, solid episode. Don't know how many of you caught the warning on one of the walls in the community about the wolves, but that should be interesting. Nature itself trying to kill them, not just walkers and bad guys. I like it.

Tyrese needed to die because they COMPLETELY screwed his character up. Badly. I was expecting epic, comic version of Tyrese, and I got a crybaby who couldn't bring himself to hurt a fly unless he was seconds from death. Good riddance. Besides, the Highlander trend of this show dictated he had to go. New black guy comes in, old one must die.

Really hope next week gets bananas. And is it just me, or did Andrew Lincoln's voice improve? I think for most of the first half of the season, he sounded like his throat was sore (possible from all the yelling he has to do on the several different takes of scenes).

I'm hoping the pacing isn't too terrible. 2 episodes of travel, run into a familiar face, run into a new face, have 2 episodes at least at "the place" where I'm hoping this season leads us. Don't want to see too many BS episodes. Keep a frantic pace since we're on the road. No sense in dragging out a 60 mile journey for 6 episodes.




#3219926 Football vs. Vajayjay? For humor. Curmudgeons & stick-in-the-muds need n...

Posted by lightsout on 25 January 2015 - 08:16 PM

Any woman that asks that expecting a serious answer...I'm answering football, then packing her poo for her.



But then again, the love of my life left me a couple of years ago so you probably shouldn't listen to me.




#3216681 Strickland on Ealy (your first off-season fluff piece).

Posted by lightsout on 22 January 2015 - 02:41 AM

Hey, man, being it's late.



FTFY




#3214173 2014 Panthers Highlight Video

Posted by lightsout on 20 January 2015 - 03:30 AM

I loved it, as usual. Lilsmitty stays the champ of Panthers videos.


I never noticed how little chill KB has when he scores. I love it. Especially the one where he catches it while going to the ground, then just sits on the ground with his arms over his legs nodding at the DB as he is saying what I assume to be something along the lines of "did you really catch that? you didn't! you had to have dropped that". 




#3212604 If Cam threw 4 interceptions in a game...

Posted by lightsout on 18 January 2015 - 11:46 PM

Cam throws for 2 TDs against a secondary that hasn't given up more than 1 (may be mistake on this) passing TD per game at home this season, but throws 2 picks, one a pick 6, and he "choked".

Wilson throws 4 interceptions and misses throws to receivers that can be completed with a better throw, and he is "elite" because he turned and chucked a blind prayer for a 2 point conversion where the safety didn't attempt to make the play on the ball and then proceeded to throw one of his two good throws into coverage all day for the game winner.


Yeah, I think there's some fugery going on here.




#3212545 Wilson & Luck

Posted by lightsout on 18 January 2015 - 11:15 PM

Wilson proved exactly what I said last week. Force him to throw into tight coverage, and the accuracy is not there. Period. Give him wide open guys and he'll complete that pass every time. He's no scrub, but he's far from elite.

Wilson can't make the throws Cam makes on a week to week basis. And, for Seattle's offensive system, that's fine. He doesn't have to. They have Lynch to use as both a weapon and distraction, allowing the wide open receivers.

I think Wilson threw, what, 2 passes INTO coverage that got completed? It's not like his picks went right off of receivers' hands that were easily catchable balls. One he lead too much for that slant, which is almost always gonna be a ball that ends up flying in the air (Cam has done this a few times as well), another pick was just a bad toss right at Clinton-Dix, another was a bad underthrow, and I can't remember the 4th pick, but it was equally bad.

Point being, Wilson is a great game manager. Ask him to drop back and throw at coverage like the majority of NFL QB's get asked to do, he simply cannot do it.




#3202348 Bill Nye sends Ken Ham a Christmas gift and gets one in return

Posted by lightsout on 13 January 2015 - 02:57 AM

Just guessing, but maybe Bill sees too many rational thinkers dismissing people like Ken Ham as a religious crackpot. Someone whose views are not worthy of being challenged because they lack any merit.

Unfortunately, there is a large portion of our society that is less than well informed and tends to believe what these religious fanatics are peddling.

The state legislature of Kentucky voted to finance Ken Ham's religious delusions with taxpayer dollars so our nation's youth can now take field trips to a museum where dinosaurs and Noah roam the earth together.

If people like Bill Nye fail to challenge these ridiculous beliefs who will? Without scientists like him speaking out there will be a growing number of children lacking the ability to apply critical thinking skills to life's biggest questions. They will grow up to become simple sheeple, believing whatever nonsense their superstitious parents and charismatic religious leaders tell them to believe.

The age of un-enlightenment is upon us.

Are you prepared to go quietly into the night?




I'm with you all the way. Certainly pointing out Ken Ham's views as patently absurd is important. I'm speaking to Bill Nye's attempts to sway Ken Ham's personal views as pointless. You're not going to sway the guy. Criticize him publicly. Mock his ridiculous beliefs, but trying to change his views? Not happening and a waste of time.




#3202306 Bill Nye sends Ken Ham a Christmas gift and gets one in return

Posted by lightsout on 13 January 2015 - 01:54 AM

Bill needs to just let it go. Ken Ham is willfully, gleefully ignorant. There is no changing that. I think Bill's problem is that he just can't stand ignorance of science and portrayal of non-science as science. It goes against his very being, so he HAS to poke and prod and attempt to persuade those types, especially if they carry any sway with any group of people. Basically, his intentions are good, but it will lead nowhere for him to continue to do it.


And yes, I call him Bill because he and I connected when I was in elementary school through a tube television on a cart in my classroom. We're tight like that.