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by Heksagon
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: 2018 Nobel Prizes
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: 2018 Nobel Prizes

The Physics Prize is historical for a couple of reasons. Donna Strickland becomes only the third woman ever to win the Physics Prize - physics being a male-dominated field, to the point of notoriety (Ironically, the first woman ever to win any Nobel Prize did so for physics). Secondly, at the age of...
by Heksagon
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 640
Views: 24866

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Brett Kavanaugh's nomination process is probably the worst nadir for the Supreme Court since the Dred Scott ruling. And the chances are, it's only going to get worse in the coming years. The current system for appointing judges is not appropriate when the court has become so politicized as it is cur...
by Heksagon
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: European trip
Replies: 6
Views: 141

Re: European trip

I hope your trip is going well, Precious Doll :)
by Heksagon
Wed Jul 25, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Shinobu Hashimoto
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Re: R.I.P. Shinobu Hashimoto

Many times I have heard people mistake Harakiri for a film directed by Akira Kurosawa, but only now do I realize that the film shared a screenwriter with several of his films.
by Heksagon
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 640
Views: 24866

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

Greg wrote:Trump's recent SCOTUS pick has written that a sitting President should never be indicted. How convenient.

Don't worry, I'm sure Kavanaugh will reverse his opinion on that issue eventually - that is, as soon as a Democratic president is elected.
by Heksagon
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 593

Re: World Cup 2018

Well, that was a curious tournament, with a lot of oddities in the form of own goals, penalties and goalkeeper howlers (in the final match even) and England making it so far with a team that looks so unimpressive on paper. The many entertaining matches (only one goalless draw) made it memorable also...
by Heksagon
Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: General Off-Topic
Topic: World Cup 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 593

Re: World Cup 2018

It's been an entertaining World Cup so far. Unfortunately there's no way we'll ever get to a part of this tournament, at least not in my lifetime. I usually end up sympathizing France since we often spent our holidays there when I was a kid, so I have fond memories of the country for that reason. I ...
by Heksagon
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great and Amazing
Replies: 640
Views: 24866

Re: Everything Is Great and Amazing

The way in which the judges of the Supreme Court are appointed is not functioning properly in this political environment. No one predicted how partisan and politicized the court would become. Appointed-for-life offices don't belong to this century either. After the Electoral College, that's the seco...
by Heksagon
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 90th Oscars: Actor
Replies: 4
Views: 463

Re: 90th Oscars: Actor

With Oldman, Deakins and Ivory winning their first Oscars, the "overdue" veterans were well represented today.
by Heksagon
Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 90th Oscars: In Memoriam
Replies: 3
Views: 436

Re: 90th Oscars: In Memoriam

He was pictured.
by Heksagon
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 90th Oscars: Original Screenplay
Replies: 4
Views: 397

Re: 90th Oscars: Original Screenplay

This doesn't help Three Billboards's chances, that's for sure.
by Heksagon
Sun Mar 04, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 90th Oscars: Adapted Screenplay
Replies: 7
Views: 612

Re: 90th Oscars: Adapted Screenplay

Besides Best Picture, this was the category I was most anticipating to see. I'm delighted to see Ivory win it. Never say it's too late.
by Heksagon
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 90th Oscars: Documentary Feature
Replies: 1
Views: 300

Re: 90th Oscars: Documentary Feature

The only one of the nominees that I've seen.

Icarus is certainly not a great film, and this award very rarely goes to sports films, but it is topical, and the filmmaker is not merely a passive observer but an active participant in the events, so it's not surprising that it won.
by Heksagon
Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 90th Oscars: Supporting Actor
Replies: 2
Views: 353

Re: 90th Oscars: Supporting Actor

Glad to see Rockwell win this. He's a very lively actor who has been around for a while but who has rarely gotten good parts.
by Heksagon
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: 90th Nominations and Winners
Topic: Your Oscar Ballot - Best Film
Replies: 13
Views: 1077

Re: Your Oscar Ballot - Best Film

I just barely managed to see all the Best Picture nominees before they start handing out the awards. I haven't seen anything else though, not even the stuff that's already available in Netflix. 1. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 2. Lady Bird 3. Call Me By Your Name 4. Phantom Thread 5. Get...

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