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Mastro16


Blacksburg, Virginia (via Reston, Virginia)

MEMBER SINCE   April 15, 2016

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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Adrian Peterson's comeback season
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Terrelle Pryor
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Dwyane Wade
  • NFL TEAM: New York Giants
  • NHL TEAM: Washington Capitals
  • NBA TEAM: Washington Wizards
  • MLB TEAM: Baltimore Orioles
  • SOCCER TEAM: Manchester United

Recent Activity

Comment 16 Jan 2020

4 losses is harsh, I think. Alabama is the only team on their schedule that I think should be definitively favored against them. LSU will be at least as talented as Florida, Auburn, TA&M, Texas. None of those have to be losses, and if they can be losses for LSU then they can be losses for the other team, too.

Also, nobody seems to want to give Orgeron credit for their improvement this year. Sure, he has had trouble having success in other places, and at LSU last year. But, he recruits the players, recruited Joe Burrow, helped make the Joe Brady hire, coached the team all year long. Don’t think he needs to be instantly relegated to one-hit wonder status.

Comment 13 Jan 2020

But what great sector is waiting to be filled with unskilled labor next

How about content creation? Anyone with a phone can work their way to a sponsored social media account these days. And anyone with a laptop and a decent camera/mic can run a profitable channel on YouTube. Hell, anyone with the time and attention to make compilation videos can earn money off YouTube. 

Comment 23 Dec 2019

He had learned of Palpatine’s return, and was determined to track him down on Exulgor. So he was killing anyone he needed to to get a Wayfinder. It seemed like the hoard guarding it at the beginning of the movie were actually in service to the First Order, so maybe they didn’t need to be killed, or maybe they had been given orders from the Sith to protect it. Either way, I didn’t think that scene needed a ton of explanation. Just mattered that Ren retrieved the Wayfinder.

Comment 22 Dec 2019

I had fun! What more could I ask for? The pace felt too fast the whole time, but it is the end of a saga of movies some people have been paying attention to for 40 years. It needed to have an epic finish, and this particular movie had that tone from start to finish, and I appreciated that.

I thought the Palpatine-Rey reveal was fantastic. Of course nobody expected Palpatine to return in this movie, but tying Rey to him justifies it in my opinion and made the story more fulfilling. Palpatine is the embodiment of the Sith, evil, and Rey is meant to be his natural continuation. How else can the Sith die than if their own blood ends it themselves? Only made it better that the last true Skywalker (Ben Solo) is there to help, and then sacrifices himself to see the Jedi continue in Rey.

And that's mostly why I will think fondly of this movie. It was kind of inspiring in how set up the Palpatine bloodline as the hoy family of evil, and the Skywalker family as the holy family of good, and then broke those ideals. Because no-one wants to hear that in order to overturn evil you have to be born from a special family. Instead, the legacy of the Skywalker name is that it is just a name, not some exclusive birthright. Even a PALPATINE can become a Skywalker. And a Ben, the last Skywalker by blood, is the one that establishes that legacy. I think that's great storytelling. 

Edit: It took way too long, but they FINALLY included a lot of insane force abilities, which was fun as shit to watch. I mean, that's why we go to see them on the big screen, right?

Comment 16 Dec 2019

Isn’t it funny how the cat limit keeps growing? My family did the same: two, then three, now four. My mom swears she’s done there, but my family also has three completely unnecessary guinea pigs that I’m sure she’ll want to replace with something new and fuzzy in a couple years

Comment 16 Dec 2019

I hear if you take him over to MGOBLOG and walk 3 blocks, he can be ditched for good. Don't forget the "Bon Voyage"! 

Comment 16 Dec 2019

Really thought you could dispose of it while everyone was away, huh? 

I have had unwanted pets before - think you'll learn to love it eventually

Comment 15 Dec 2019

God did not create pellet guns

EDIT: Touché if this is the comment that sends me to the slammer

Comment 15 Dec 2019

You’re not telling me the current circumstances are “machismo”, are you?

I‘m just goofing here. Cats, and pets in general, are obviously not for everyone

Comment 15 Dec 2019

Touché! But the only reason you love dogs is because you don’t have the patience to earn trust ^.^
 

edit: let’s fight for our pets online! Hell yeah!

Comment 15 Dec 2019

Put Il_Padrino in car

Take to Ann Arbor

Open door

Spray with blue and yellow paint

Throw Padrino out

Cats >>> wolverines