This year’s Primetime Emmy nominations, announced yesterday, weren’t that big of a surprise— Game of Thrones scored a zillion nominations, Breaking Bad’s last season also racked up a bunch, Orange is the New Black and House of Cards got more nominations for Netflix, but who do you think got snubbed?
My vote is definitely Dean Norris as Hank Schrader in Breaking Bad. Norris was a consistently great actor on Breaking Bad, evolving the character of Hank tremendously in all those years, and Breaking Bad’s last season was Norris’s season. So many meaty moments, so much intensity. Both the Emmy and Oscar voters love to be surprised— which is why small children or first time actors frequently will easily get nominations and awards for their first good performance while veteran actors with decades of experience are left out. I think that’s what happened with Norris. He’s been acting for a long time, and you could easily say he’s been typecast as the cop/soldier/white hat cowboy for most of his career, and his role on Breaking Bad fit in with that. So maybe he never got a nomination because everyone’s like “Yeah, of course Dean Norris can play a cop”, but for fuck’s sake, that last season, Norris totally stuck the landing, as did Betsy Brandt, who was also not nominated.
Daily Discussion: US Trademark Office cancels Washington Redskins patent, says it’s racist. Help give the Redskins a new name
After a lengthy court battle between Native Americans and the NFL’s Washington Redskins, the US Patent and Trademark Office yesterday canceled the patent on the name “Washington Redskins”, citing that “Redskins” is a disparaging, racist term. This will not force the Redskins to change their name, nor does it stop the team from selling Redskins merchandise, but the fight for the team to keep the name may be nearly lost, so at some point, they’re probably going to have to think of something else to call the football team. The last time a DC team changed its name because of good reasons they went with the “Wizards”. So they could try that.
Ok so about 1 year and 2 months ago I submitted the “worst day of my life” thing.. ..Well Good news, my life got better. I played a dnd game for over a year. I graduate university (missed honors by 0.12gpa). I moved back down to the Caribbean to run my family business.
Bad news. I left my new GF. This is not normally a big deal but she’s a transgendered. I actually found love and it’s in a place that would make me a total social pariah where I live and work. Coming out to my family is a bit out of place because I’m not gay (despite the Andrew dice clay thing of you like dick or you don’t like dick) and coming out would ruin my livelihood that will pay for her ver VERY expensive procedures. So devided between countries and with a budge that is unrealistic. I, a pleeb, turn to the chaos community and their thoughts.
Help me, guide me. I don’t know what to do…oh and she can’t really move down here as it’s a hate crime waiting to happen.
On Monday, Taco Bell introduced the world to its latest Tex-Mex inspired fast food mashup, the quesarito. Part burrito, part quesadilla, 100% real American artery and intestine clogging goodness. Has anyone had one? Share your bliss below in the comments.
Daily Discussion: For the 70th anniversary of D-Day, tell us IHC, stories of relatives who fought in WWII
I know it’s been forever since we’ve had a Daily Discussion, but don’t hold it against me. Today marks the 70th anniversary of D-Day, the day in which Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France to begin pushing back Germany. Do any of you have relatives that fought in World War II? If so, where did they serve and what did they do?
You all know what time it is! It’s that special time of year, when we pick our “favorite” IHCers. I know we are a little late this year, but hey everyone has been busy. We did this last year and it was a big hit. And seeing how we have lots of new users and many have gone away this will be a great opportunity to see who is really making a big impact in the comments section.
For my dad, living way out in the boonies when he was a kid, he got a television just a couple years after indoor plumbing, and for the time and place, both blew his mind. When I was a kid, TV had long existed and it was just there. For me, the tech innovations that rocked my world when they first appeared in the house was the home computer (a TI-99), our first VCR, and later down the line, the first time my dad brought home a laptop— it weighed a ton and it had an awful black and white LCD display, but holy shit, it was a computer that you could carry around with you. What tech innovations blew your mind as a kid when you first saw them in person or when they first showed up in your house?
Photographer Henry Hargreaves has recreated and photographed the last meals of several notorious death row inmates. If I had a choice, I would have go with my favorite meal (pictured: Lamb, French Onion Soup, and a salad). What would your last meal be?
This is super importante, need to know.
Got a request from an IHCer, who is curious what your favorite Stanley Kubrick movie is. So many good choices.
Okay, I guess you Canadians can talk about how great your Thanksgiving was last month, and others, you can just talk about eating and… I don’t care. Something.