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7 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Leverage... · 0 replies · +12 points

I've had some ~*~real life~*~ stuff stopping me from commenting much, but I wanted to leave y'all this gif, just in case you had any confusion:

Portland is great!

7 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Leverage... · 5 replies · +12 points

Aaaahhhhh this episode is set in Portland and I was so tired last night I fell asleep halfway through :( :( :(

This is the one where Parker takes a bite of every donut to decide which one she wants, right? Those are real donuts from Voodoo Donuts! Voodoo is a common stop for visitors to Portland, and for drunk people. You can get donuts with Cocoa Puffs or Froot Loops on them, or a jelly-filled dude along with a pretzel stick with which you can poke him to make "blood" come out. If you prefer the simple things in life, just get a 10-inch-long dicknut.

Unfortunately, although they're really fun, Voodoo Donuts aren't actually all that tasty. If you're staying for a while and just want some good donuts, I suggest Blue Star instead.

7 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Leverage... · 1 reply · +14 points

I'm a DIRTY COP!!

7 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Leverage... · 0 replies · +13 points

I loved the prisoners' reactions to having a tiny blond woman break in and give them a coat. "wait, why are you...eh, whatever. Fuckin' psych experiments."

7 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Leverage... · 1 reply · +12 points

The lab coat sorta makes sense for a Milgram-type experiment, since it establishes the supervisor as an Authority Figure. Maybe they're doing one group with lab coats and one without? Of course, that doesn't explain why the shocks are real.

Still, "you obviously have it" is a great moment. :D

7 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Leverage... · 0 replies · +16 points

Also, Nate's introduction of the Prisoner's Dilemma is really elementary for a class of psych seniors in a game theory class. If Hardison hadn't taken him down I suspect one of the other students would've. I mean, I get that they have to make it accessible to a TV audience, but I'm a dilettante in game theory and even I thought the "professor" was out of his depth.

On the other hand, Hardison's technobabble-sounding riposte used a real theory that really counters what Nate was saying, using the real author's name, so points for that.

7 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Leverage... · 0 replies · +12 points

A Leverage Tour Of Portland

Chadsworth University is Reed College:

sploosh

I visited Reed when I was applying to colleges, and I distinctly remember walking across this bridge at night and feeling like it was the right place for me. Then I went somewhere else! Anyway, Reed is unusual among colleges in that they don't publish grades beyond pass/fail. Students can find out their grades if they want, but by default they receive only prose evaluations. I think that's neat!

We get a brief shot of the US Custom House as a police station:

Dalton Academy

I invite you to read my headcanon from Season 3 about why it's not a continuity error that the location used for the Dalton Academy is now a police station.

At the end of the episode, the team hero-walks across the same bridge the Dustmen dumped David Schaevel off:

Eliot Hall

Kinda tasteless, guys.

7 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Leverage... · 0 replies · +11 points

The "skyspire," of course, is the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. I've visited Taipei 101, which was tallest until Burj Khalifa was finished. It's mind-bogglingly tall. From a distance it just looks like a tall building, but as you get closer you realize it's a lot farther away than the buildings you're comparing it to. Photos taken from the observation deck could be from an airplane.

I'm really glad Parker got to jump off it, and I'm even gladder that I don't have to. :D

7 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Leverage... · 0 replies · +8 points

They did CG the Burj Al Arab into the background to make things look a little more Dubai-ey:



Given its position, I fear it'll interfere with construction of the new Tillikum Crossing bridge. Then again, given the amount of construction money available in Dubai, maybe they can run the bridge right through it. :D

7 years ago @ Mark Watches - Mark Watches 'Leverage... · 1 reply · +3 points

Oh hmm. Why is that? Are hearts particularly hard to keep viable?

Still, I think it helps with my suspension of disbelief. As a layperson it seems like a reasonable thing to gloss over--if the kid needed a pancreas the story would be the same, but it doesn't have the same emotional impact as it being a heart.

Of course, now you're gonna tell me no vital organs are transported by commercial flight at all :D