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by Lone Wolf
Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:03 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: GRAVITY
Replies: 22
Views: 6219

Re: GRAVITY

Agreed with everyone above.  Best film I've seen in quite a while!

I've generally been skeptical of 3d as anything more than a gimmick but it was perfect for this movie.
by Lone Wolf
Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:00 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Any "Breaking Bad" Fans Here?
Replies: 349
Views: 53019

Re: Any "Breaking Bad" Fans Here?

Here's why it can't be a dream: Todd's ringer.  Think about it.  How could Walt possibly know about the depth and complexity of Todd's feelings for Lydia?  If Walt didn't know about it, how could it be part of a dream he was experiencing? I agree.  Also, how would Walt have known that Jesse was the...
by Lone Wolf
Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:12 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Any "Breaking Bad" Fans Here?
Replies: 349
Views: 53019

Re: Any "Breaking Bad" Fans Here?

Interesting, thanks for the info on the watch continuity thing, guys. Lydia was a real piece of garbage.  She dressed and acted sophisticated, but I think that the reason Todd was attracted to her was that she was almost as cold blooded as him.  There is probably some kind of weird parallel between ...
by Lone Wolf
Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:56 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Any "Breaking Bad" Fans Here?
Replies: 349
Views: 53019

Re: Any "Breaking Bad" Fans Here?

In comments at the WSJ, someone said that real hit men would just shoot all 3 people and take the cash. I didn't reply -- this subforum is enough Breaking Bad for me -- but my answer to that would be that s/he he is thinking like a hit man. However, s/he is not thinking like the Schwartzes. I'm 100...
by Lone Wolf
Tue Oct 01, 2013 1:43 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Any "Breaking Bad" Fans Here?
Replies: 349
Views: 53019

Re: Any "Breaking Bad" Fans Here?

Lone Wolf, You saw that the "hit men" were Badger and Skinny Pete, right? The whole hit men thing was a total bluff that Walt played to perfection. Oh absolutely!  What a treat having those guys make it back for the finale.  I had hoped Saul might somehow make an appearance but never expected Badge...
by Lone Wolf
Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Any "Breaking Bad" Fans Here?
Replies: 349
Views: 53019

Re: Any "Breaking Bad" Fans Here?

I love that Todd's uncle wasn't able to get very far into his "why you shouldn't kill me" speech before Walt finished him off. Me too.  I also enjoyed how in spite of being gutshot by an M60, Uncle Jack took the time to stuff a cigarette in his mouth before commencing with his "If you pull that tri...
by Lone Wolf
Tue Sep 24, 2013 9:01 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Any "Breaking Bad" Fans Here?
Replies: 349
Views: 53019

Re: Any "Breaking Bad" Fans Here?

Man, the things that Eliot said during that interview were just perfect to inflame Walt's pride and get him Heisenberged up for the endgame. Todd is the best portrayal of a sociopath I've seen on television. Even his infatuation with Lydia is how I'd envision a sociopath "loving" another human. Yeah...
by Lone Wolf
Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: How many people agree with MR/MT theory described on the forum
Replies: 341
Views: 26925

Re: How many people agree with MR/MT theory described on the forum

I agree with what you're saying. That's true. But, what we meant, specifically, was simply understanding the mechanics of why there is no perceived default risk with Treasury bonds. That's all. A lot of people don't understand those mechanics and think that the government will run out of money. HB ...
by Lone Wolf
Thu Sep 19, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: How many people agree with MR/MT theory described on the forum
Replies: 341
Views: 26925

Re: How many people agree with MR/MT theory described on the forum

But it is not the tax that gives the money its true value or demand. It is the efficient and accepted mobilization of these resources that gives the money value and helps maintain its demand. Bingo.  One of many, many reasons that MR is a far superior framework to MMT, even if I don't count myself ...
by Lone Wolf
Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:31 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Any "Breaking Bad" Fans Here?
Replies: 349
Views: 53019

Re: Any "Breaking Bad" Fans Here?

Bad. I think that it is dawning on him that his form of Bad disease has the peculiar quality of killing all those around you before finally killing you. Yeah, it sure seems that way.  This disease makes a person do things like not take Declan's $5 million. I guess Walt's rapid ascension/expansion t...
by Lone Wolf
Wed Sep 18, 2013 10:31 am
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Any "Breaking Bad" Fans Here?
Replies: 349
Views: 53019

Re: Any "Breaking Bad" Fans Here?

What an episode! I definitely agree that Walt's treatment of Skyler was designed to get her off the hook and, more importantly, leave his children with at least one parent they could still love and respect.  He had to cast her as the victim and himself as the monster to make that work. She comes as ...
by Lone Wolf
Tue Sep 17, 2013 3:18 pm
Forum: Other Discussions
Topic: Benjamin Franklin's "The Way to Wealth"
Replies: 2
Views: 1595

Re: Benjamin Franklin's "The Way to Wealth"

Great essay.  Music to the ears of the frugal. While the whole thing's good, this bit seemed particularly relevant for those with Permanent Portfolio inclinations... [quote=Ben Franklin]Work while it is called today, for you know not how much you may be hindered tomorrow[/quote] Reminded me a great ...