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Allow me to reintroduce myself.

My name is Derek. I'm an internet old-timer who lives in , and I am the founder and admin of, the video store of the fediverse (or so I like to think).

And while I do talk lots about (went to grad school, wrote a thesis on The Room and Snakes on a Plane, have a film-crit website and two movie podcasts), I'm just as likely to talk about , , , and your garden variety comedic nonsense.


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I'm going to copy my list over from dot-social.

- copywriting/copy editing
- translation (πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§β†”οΈπŸ‡«πŸ‡·)
- film history and criticism
- subtitling/closed captioning
- the fundamentals of podcasting
- wrestling appreciation
- Magic: The Gathering 101
- real basic graphic design stuff, like posters and such
- shooting the shit
- your garden-variety chorin' [local only]

Good morning Party People, it's a muggy, rainy day on the island today. Fall is taking its sweet time in getting here.

click "Show More" for my capsule review of the motion picture Ad Astra 

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@derek derek, i despise and am exasperated by your easygoing manner

tonight is the night I get profoundly Sad Astra

(God damn the mirror in the lobby is dirty)

"What up what up it's your boy Chase about to go drop some dog turds in the rowboats"


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@derek There's already a swan (🦒), but can I offer you some goose hieroglyphs in this trying time?

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Jeeves! Get Unicorn on the phone! We need a GOD DAMN goose emoji! I'll settle for a swan or a gull!

the three true outcomes (fave, boost, ignore completely)

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While I'm here I should say that Williams and Probert should 100% be in the Hockey Hall of Fame because let's not front, the enforcer looms large over hockey history, and to ignore that is to promote an incomplete history of the sport.

I should note that Tiger almost had another 30/300 season in 1979-80, but was 22 PIM shy of the mark.

To that end, there's Willi Plett, born to Soviet war refugees in Paraguay and raised in Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON. He scored 30+ goals twice for the Atlanta/Calgary Flames (including his Calder-winning rookie season in '77), but only cracked 300 PIM after being traded to Minnesota.

It's worth mentioning that the late great Bob Probert got close to being in this club with his 29 goals and 398 penalty minutes with the '88 Wings. Membership in this club is so scant that even the close calls are worth celebrating.

Al Secord, a man I have never heard of until this morning, spent 300+ minutes in the box during the 1981-82 season and still scored more goals than Denis Savard and Doug Wilson.

Fun fact: only two NHL players have ever tallied 30 goals and 300 penalty minutes in a season. They were Tiger Williams with the '81 Canucks (35 G/343 PIM) and Al Secord with the '82 Hawks (44 G[!]/303 PIM)

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