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  1. Taras Coolidge

     Perhaps I shouldn’t be surprised that at least some of the guys have, shall we say, primitive ideas about economics. 

     People pay extra for services that are usually better; they don’t have to be better every time. You may go to an expensive restaurant, for example, and end up paying through the nose for a meal you didn’t like. Or pay extra for a traffic lane that is usually faster, even if it turns out not to be, that particular day. 

     Under socialism, of course, that traffic lane would be reserved for important government officials’ limousines and other authorized government vehicles. 

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    • June 13, 2019, at 10:47 AM PDT
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  2. Taras Coolidge

    For a while, watching Dark Phoenix, I was repeating “this is bad writing“ like a mantra.

    The scene in which Phoenix kills Mystique is particularly awkward. At this point Phoenix is still merely an AWOL student, yet the X-Men go out after her in uniform and in force, as if she were already a super-villain.

    Admittedly, it must have been difficult to make the scene plausible. I guess the filmmakers decided the plot requires Mystique to get dead, and it doesn’t matter too much how the plot point is achieved.

     On the other hand, aside from the writing, everything else is done very well: acting, cinematography, etc. and, like some of the guys, I came out of the film reasonably satisfied. 

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    • June 13, 2019, at 3:51 PM PDT
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  3. Daniel Sterman Inactive

    Vic’s story about food poisoning contained an unintentional pun in Hebrew: “I was going over Key Bridge”.

    “Ki” means “vomit”.

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    • June 14, 2019, at 2:20 AM PDT
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