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Goodbye Sci-Fi

Mike Nelson, Kevin Murphy and Bill Corbett reflect on MST3K's final broadcast.

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  1. Yeti of Great Danger
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    Another ’70s must-have for me. 10-4!

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  2. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    Trucker films are a relative minor subgenre of 1970s exploitation fare. It’s nice to see that included (Rifftrax may have already riffed other such films, I don’t immediately recall).

    Now the only 1970s exploitation film subgenres they haven’t tackled are…several of them. ;-)

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  3. Yeti of Great Danger
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    touches no one’s life, then leaves:
    Trucker films are a relative minor subgenre of 1970s exploitation fare. It’s nice to see that included (Rifftrax may have already riffed other such films, I don’t immediately recall).

    Now the only 1970s exploitation film subgenres they haven’t tackled are…several of them. ;-)

    TNOLTL — on Rifftrax’s FB page, someone posted that this looks like a feature-length version of the previously riffed “Truck Song.” That thought is so bad, it’s good.

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  4. mst3kme
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    According to Wikipedia, “Trucker’s Woman” was directed by the same man who directed “The Starfighters” and the film was released by Troma Entertainment.

    Interesting, indeed.

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  5. jay
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    Well, at least they got a good quality copy of the film to work with. It hardly looks at all like it sat on the aforementioned Trucker’s Woman’s dashboard since 1978.

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  6. The Original EricJ
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    In answer to the site’s question, as a matter of fact, yes, I HAVE heard of Sigourney Weaver’s uncle Doodles:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BavRrRNvz8g

    And if we get the usual half dozen “Fee-dle-baaum! riffs to accompany him, it’ll be more than I expect from MK&B. :)

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  7. Yeti of Great Danger
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    Dear Satellite News readers, posters, and lovers of Rifftrax — the following is a PSA: I have finally found a way to perma-block any posts here that I don’t want to see. It’s not as easy or quick as an actual Ignore app that works via WordPress, but the Ignore button we see on this site next to a user’s name does not retain its settings if you go to another page and come back. So here goes:

    I use the excellent free web site ad blocker called Ublock Origin. With that installed in my browser I can then highlight and block any elements on a page. So I can block any and all posts from, say, a user named TrollBoy, and even if I clear my cache and history, the posts and name remain blocked. Gone. I’m no computer expert, but this is WORKING! Ah, a beautiful, TrollBoy-free day!

    Feel free to cut and paste this into any thread that could benefit from it.

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  8. mst3kme
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    Yeti:

    On which devices and which web browsers does this app work on?

    My current ad blocker only works on Safari.

    Yeti of Great Danger:
    Dear Satellite News readers, posters, and lovers of Rifftrax — the following is a PSA:I have finally found a way to perma-block any posts here that I don’t want to see.It’s not as easy or quick as an actual Ignore app that works via WordPress, but the Ignore button we see on this site next to a user’s name does not retain its settings if you go to another page and come back.So here goes:

    I use the excellent free web site ad blocker called Ublock Origin.With that installed in my browser I can then highlight and block any elements on a page.So I can block any and all posts from, say, a user named TrollBoy, and even if I clear my cache and history, the posts and name remain blocked.Gone.I’m no computer expert, but this is WORKING!Ah, a beautiful, TrollBoy-free day!

    Feel free to cut and paste this into any thread that could benefit from it.

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  9. Yeti of Great Danger
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    mst3kme:
    Yeti:

    On which devices and which web browsers does this app work on?

    My current ad blocker only works on Safari.

    I am using it on Firefox on my desktop Windows 10 PC, and am woefully unfamiliar with other browsers, sorry. Perhaps other Safari users would know of a similar add-on that could block elements.

    And now… keep on truckin’, good buddy.

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  10. pirengle
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    I found the RT of Breaker Breaker on Amazon Prime and loved it. The director of Starfighters AND released by Troma? I have to get this.

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  11. mst3kme
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    pirengle:

    Both Pluto and twitch.tv have Rifftrax movies (and sometimes shorts) for free.

    Enjoy. :-)

    pirengle:
    I found the RT of Breaker Breaker on Amazon Prime and loved it. The director of Starfighters AND released by Troma? I have to get this.

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  12. mst3kme
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    Yeti:

    Ublock Origin is not available at the Apple App Store. (Boo!)

    Thanks anyway for your tip.

    I hope other posters here can use the app.

    Yeti of Great Danger: I am using it on Firefox on my desktop Windows 10 PC, and am woefully unfamiliar with other browsers, sorry.Perhaps other Safari users would know of a similar add-on that could block elements.

    And now… keep on truckin’, good buddy.

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  13. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    How many can spot the gigantic error in his post there?

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  14. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    mst3kme:
    According to Wikipedia, “Trucker’s Woman” was directed by the same man who directed “The Starfighters” and the film was released by Troma Entertainment.

    Interesting, indeed.

    Not my intention to be a smart aleck here (I’m aware that I do that sometimes, it’s just not what I’m trying for here) but when I checked Wikipedia, it said this film was released by our old pals at American International Pictures. Maybe there was a fracas of some sort after you checked it? I dunno.

    BTW, behold Wikipedia’s complete list of trucker films. :-)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Trucker_films

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  15. eegah
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    touches no one’s life, then leaves:
    How many can spot the gigantic error in his post there?

    The fact that he wrote words?

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  16. mst3kme
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    Touches:

    Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trucker%27s_Woman

    touches no one's life, then leaves: Not my intention to be a smart aleck here (I’m aware that I do that sometimes, it’s just not what I’m trying for here) but when I checked Wikipedia, it said this film was released by our old pals at American International Pictures. Maybe there was a fracas of some sort after you checked it? I dunno.

    BTW, behold Wikipedia’s complete list of trucker films. :-)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Trucker_films

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  17. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    mst3kme:
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    Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trucker%27s_Woman

    Sorry about that, I inadvertently checked the film that Pirengle mentioned instead, “Breaker, Breaker.” A simple case of confusion. It happens. Well, to me. A LOT…

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  18. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    eegah: The fact that he wrote words?

    He wrote about what he “expects” from Mike and the Bots.

    Mike and the Bots have nothing to do with Rifftrax; Mike and the Bots are no more. It’s Mike, Kevin, and Bill now.

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  19. The Original EricJ
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    The Original EricJ:
    And if we get the usual half dozen “Fee-dle-baaum! riffs to accompany him, it’ll be more than I expect from MK&B.:)

    touches no one's life, then leaves:
    He wrote about what he “expects” from Mike and the Bots.
    Mike and the Bots have nothing to do with Rifftrax; Mike and the Bots are no more. It’s Mike, Kevin, and Bill now.

    (I don’t know which was more puzzling, watching Touch get it wrong out of sheer reflexive knee-jerk wishful desire to, or watching his participles dangle in front of the entire board, as he assumed everyone reading was on the same neural network and would immediately know who “He” was out of all possible context, because nothing else must ever be discussed afterwards.

    I looked at Mst3kme’s post for two minutes thinking, “What, what? Did Mst get the name wrong, is it on the App store? What am I missing??”
    I mean, the Troma/AIP thing’s sort of minor, by comparison.)

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  20. mst3kme
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    Eric J.:

    I was an English major in college. You don’t know what a dangling participle is.

    Here’s a definition and a few examples.

    http://www.softschools.com/examples/grammar/dangling_participles_examples/89/

    Regarding you missing something, I knew Touches was referring to you.

    You’re the only person who’s a jerk on this board.

    The Original EricJ:
    (I don’t know which was more puzzling, watching Touch get it wrong out of sheer reflexive knee-jerk wishful desire to, or watching his participles dangle in front of the entire board, as he assumed everyone reading was on the same neural network and would immediately know who “He” was out of all possible context, because nothing else must ever be discussed afterwards.

    I looked at Mst3kme’s post for two minutes thinking, “What, what? Did Mst get the name wrong, is it on the App store?What am I missing??”
    I mean, the Troma/AIP thing’s sort of minor, by comparison.)

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  21. littleaimishboy
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    touches no one’s life, then leaves:
    Trucker films are a relative minor subgenre of 1970s exploitation fare. It’s nice to see that included (Rifftrax may have already riffed other such films, I don’t immediately recall).
    Now the only 1970s exploitation film subgenres they haven’t tackled are…several of them. ;-)

    There’s also the “Hotshot city guy & his bored wife set out in a humongous ultramodern camper van to discover and possibly connect with The Real America but encounter dark evil forces that make the world of Los Angeles entertainment law seem slightly less like a predator-infested jungle in comparison” sub-sub-genre (a camper van is sort of like a truck), which RT tackled in NIGHTMARE AT NOON.

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  22. The Original EricJ
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    mst3kme:
    I was an English major in college. You don’t know what a dangling participle is.
    http://www.softschools.com/examples/grammar/dangling_participles_examples/89/

    True, but you can’t make a cheap pun out of missing pronoun antecedents. (Eg. “Things are bad in Washington these days, and I’ll tell you another thing that’s wrong with him!”)

    Regarding you missing something, I knew Touches was referring to you.

    Well, personal psychological obsession disrupting and ultimately derailing any and all RT discussion the minute one poster posts was sort of the point I was addressing…
    The silent majority on the boards who think there’s “a bit too much of it” might want to look at where it seems to be coming from.

    littleaimishboy: There’s also the “Hotshot city guy & his bored wife set out in a humongous ultramodern camper van to discover and possibly connect with The Real America but encounter dark evil forces that make the world of Los Angeles entertainment law seem slightly less like a predator-infested jungle in comparison” sub-sub-genre (a camper van is sort of like a truck), which RT tackled in NIGHTMARE AT NOON.

    All those vans and no Crown Pictures drive-in epics? Or did they use up all their “Mah Chevy van” riffs on Laserblast?

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  23. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    lockquote cite=”comment-612680″>

    littleaimishboy: There’s also the “Hotshot city guy & his bored wife set out in a humongous ultramodern camper van to discover and possibly connect with The Real America but encounter dark evil forces that make the world of Los Angeles entertainment law seem slightly less like a predator-infested jungle in comparison” sub-sub-genre (a camper van is sort of like a truck), which RT tackled in NIGHTMARE AT NOON.

    Oh, vansploitation is an exploitation sub-genre in and of itself. :-)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vansploitation

    Born in 1969 and raised in a region not all that too many rungs above what was depicted in “Boggy Creek II,” I was too young and relatively isolated to truly appreciate the seventies so I enjoy learning about such things in retrospect. :-)

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  24. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    mst3kme:
    Regarding you missing something, I knew Touches was referring to you.

    Indeed, for there is no more dreaded “he” on this forum than himself, the original, He-Who-Is-So-Vain…-He-Probably-Thinks-This-Forum-Is-About-Him…

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  25. GareChicago
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    The Original EricJ:

    The silent majority on the boards who think there’s “a bit too much of it” might want to look at where it seems to be coming from.

    If you really believe that there’s a “silent majority” that sides with you… dear Lord you just can’t be this delusional…

    Gare

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  26. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    GareChicago: If you really believe that there’s a “silent majority” that sides with you… dear Lord you just can’t be this delusional…

    Gare

    I’m not sure that’s what he’s saying. I think he’s saying that whatever it is that people are saying there’s “too much of,” they should be complaining about it coming from someone who isn’t him.

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  27. GareChicago
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    touches no one’s life, then leaves: I’m not sure that’s what he’s saying. I think he’s saying that whatever it is that people are saying there’s “too much of,” they should be complaining about it coming from someone who isn’t him.

    Oh well sure then I guess I huuuuuh???

    Gare

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  28. Yeti of Great Danger
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    Heads up, there’s a 20% off sale at Rifftrax for Election Day. Doesn’t include gift cards nor, sadly, Trucker’s Woman.

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  29. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    To determine what, exactly, he might be talking about, let’s examine his statement more closely:

    “The silent majority on the boards who think there’s “a bit too much of it” might want to look at where it seems to be coming from.”

    If we remove the subject’s modifying phrases, we get:

    “The silent majority might want to look at where [“a bit too much of it] seems to be coming from.”

    This begs the question(s):

    What is “it”? How much is too much of “it”? Should we infer that a certain level of “it” can be considered to be just enough “it”? Think about it, won’t you? Thank you.

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  30. GareChicago
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    touches no one’s life, then leaves:

    This begs the question(s):

    What is “it”? How much is too much of “it”? Should we infer that a certain level of “it” can be considered to be just enough “it”? Think about it, won’t you? Thank you.

    All great questions for Stephen King I s’pose.

    Gare

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  31. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    Incidentally, I think that to remain or get back on-topic, we’d at least need to discuss truckers in general.

    So! Who else knows what “good buddy” really means…?

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  32. mst3kme
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    Touches and Gare:

    The more you post about Eric J., the more it feeds his ego and his need to make a spectacle of himself.

    Every time you want to try to decode what he means, think about this clip instead.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ws_pPL7p1qY

    touches no one’s life, then leaves:
    To determine what, exactly, he might be talking about, let’s examine his statement more closely:

    “The silent majority on the boards who think there’s “a bit too much of it” might want to look at where it seems to be coming from.”

    If we remove the subject’s modifying phrases, we get:

    “The silent majority might want to look at where [“a bit too much of it] seems to be coming from.”

    This begs the question(s):

    What is “it”? How much is too much of “it”? Should we infer that a certain level of “it” can be considered to be just enough “it”? Think about it, won’t you? Thank you.

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  33. Yeti of Great Danger
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    jay:
    Well, at least they got a good quality copy of the film to work with.It hardly looks at all like it sat on the aforementioned Trucker’s Woman’s dashboard since 1978.

    I think it might have been sitting around in Rowsdower’s truck, though…. hey, wait a minute… that photo on Rowsdower’s dashboard… maybe it’s a picture of TRUCKER’S WOMAN!

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  34. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    mst3kme:
    Touches :

    The more you post about Eric J., the more it feeds his ego and his need to make a spectacle of himself.

    It’s a mere diversion to me (doesn’t take much). Why would I care about how he feels about it? He obviously doesn’t care about how any of the rest of us feel about anything. It’s how he’s doing unto us so it’s clearly as he would have us do to him.

    Also, it seems to me that Eric’s ego is constantly gnawing at him which means that it’s constantly FEEDING on him which means that his ego doesn’t need anyone else to feed it.

    Or Something Like That.

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  35. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    (again, this is genuinely trucker-related, so cred for that much, anyway)

    touches no one’s life, then leaves:
    So! Who else knows what “good buddy” really means…?

    It’s the term male truckers use for other male truckers with whom they’ve had sex (of convenience, like in prison).

    I’m not kidding, an actual trucker told me this.

    It’s not necessarily that they’re gay (although, of course, in the seventies a LOT more people were in the closet than now), it’s just that that’s cheaper and, I suppose, more sociable than paying to have sex with a prostitute who would almost invariably be a total stranger. If nothing else, two truckers would at least have more to talk about afterward than would a trucker and a prostitute.

    The trucker slang term for prostitutes, incidentally, is “lot lizards.” It seems to me that there’s an above-average level of contempt, if not flat-out misogyny, in that term, which could be another factor in truckers preferring “buddies” to prostitutes. After all, two truckers are much more likely to have some level of respect for each other than a “typical” trucker is likely to have respect for a “typical” prostitute, and vice versa.

    Even today, there are males who have sex with other males yet insist that they aren’t gay (“on the down-low”), and suppression of one’s sexuality was also FAR more commonplace in the seventies. The stereotype of a trucker is a macho man who exudes macho manliness…and we all know what that means. ;-) In hindsight, it strikes me as faintly odd that no one in the Village People dressed up as a trucker.

    Now You Know. And Knowing Is Half the Battle.
    (G.I. Joooooooeeeee!)

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  36. bartcow
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    Yeti of Great Danger:
    Dear Satellite News readers, posters, and lovers of Rifftrax — the following is a PSA:I have finally found a way to perma-block any posts here that I don’t want to see.It’s not as easy or quick as an actual Ignore app that works via WordPress, but the Ignore button we see on this site next to a user’s name does not retain its settings if you go to another page and come back.So here goes:

    I use the excellent free web site ad blocker called Ublock Origin.With that installed in my browser I can then highlight and block any elements on a page.So I can block any and all posts from, say, a user named TrollBoy, and even if I clear my cache and history, the posts and name remain blocked.Gone.I’m no computer expert, but this is WORKING!Ah, a beautiful, TrollBoy-free day!

    Feel free to cut and paste this into any thread that could benefit from it.

    OK, I’ve installed Ublock, but I’m having trouble creating a thing that will block me from seeing posts (and quotes) from everyone’s favorite Masshole. Do you have a quick guide/tips?

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  37. Yeti of Great Danger
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    bartcow: OK, I’ve installed Ublock, but I’m having trouble creating a thing that will block me from seeing posts (and quotes) from everyone’s favorite Masshole. Do you have a quick guide/tips?

    It’s quite cumbersome, but you have to highlight and block each element of each post, which on this site can be 5-6 things per post. Unfortunately there’s no way I know of to highlight and block multiple elements with one click in uBlock. Sorry if that’s not helpful enough but it’s saving my sanity here so far and I think without it I’d leave the site.

    Highlight a post you don’t want to see then right-click on each part and choose “Block Element” and then “Create” in the box that comes up, to create the blocking rule. I’ve gotten much faster with it, with practice. Although this certainly highlights (no pun intended) the pressing need for a working Ignore button here.

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  38. bartcow
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    Ah, got it. It does make these pages a lot easier to read :)

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  39. touches no one's life, then leaves
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    touches no one’s life, then leaves:
    Also, it seems to me that Eric’s ego is constantly gnawing at him which means that it’s constantly FEEDING on him which means that his ego doesn’t need anyone else to feed it.

    As might be reasonably anticipated (because, hey, the guy basically said it all, right?), it turns out that Shakespeare once expressed the underlying concept of my remark, only better:

    “Anger’s my meat, I sup on myself and so shall starve feeding” — William Shakespeare, “Coriolanus”

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