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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday Elizabeth77
« on: June 25, 2017, 10:32:55 AM »
Happy birthday, Elizabeth!


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Off-Topic Discussion / Amazon purchases Whole Foods
« on: June 18, 2017, 03:25:07 PM »
Is anyone else concerned about how BIG Amazon is getting? I heard the news this weekend that they purchased Whole Foods, and alarms went off in my head. This article expresses my concerns better than I can:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/americas-amazon-problem_us_59443b5be4b06bb7d2731cba?ncid=engmodushpmg00000003

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Ask Anything About Computers Thread
« on: June 18, 2017, 10:11:51 AM »
I thought that was what SK was describing. Not sure now.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Ask Anything About Computers Thread
« on: June 17, 2017, 06:22:41 PM »
The method seems to work in IE.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Ask Anything About Computers Thread
« on: June 17, 2017, 12:53:38 PM »
Nope. IE.

:-[

IE -- the #1 browser ... for downloading better browsers.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Ask Anything About Computers Thread
« on: June 17, 2017, 08:06:04 AM »
Being a Clint Eastwood fan, I assume you're using the Firefox browser?

Try this - worked for me:



Click the icon to the left of the website. Drag to the desktop. Drop.

https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/create-desktop-shortcut-website

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: June 16, 2017, 08:24:56 PM »
Finally..... a good one!



I sought this one out to see the Alaskan scenery, but it turned out to be a great movie in its own right. The lead actor role, portrayed by Bruce Greenwood, is a Eastwoodesque role that I would have loved for him to do. The last we see of him he actually looks like Clint to me.  Anyway, it's highly recommended.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: June 15, 2017, 09:33:39 AM »
KC is infinitely more entertaining than that movie.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: June 14, 2017, 07:43:43 PM »
The Lobster 2015

Starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz




I absolutely hated this movie !

Wish I had noticed this before wasting 2 hours on the worst movie I can ever remember watching.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Celebrity Obituary Thread
« on: June 13, 2017, 12:12:18 PM »
<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/OCHnVjQrsRY" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/OCHnVjQrsRY</a>

"I never had to say 'I'm Batman'.  I showed up, people knew I was Batman."  ;D

R.I.P. Adam West.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Celebrity Obituary Thread
« on: June 11, 2017, 10:59:10 AM »
True.  ;D  It was a Magnum Force quote that went through my head at the thought of Adam West passing.  My brother and I used to watch the Adam West Batman every day right before dinner. Pow - Sock -  Kaboom!  Somedays you just can't get rid of a bomb.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Celebrity Obituary Thread
« on: June 10, 2017, 09:47:31 PM »
All our heroes are dead.  :(

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
« on: June 04, 2017, 09:40:12 AM »
Great selections there Matt.. I'm gonna make a comp of your selections...

Cool. I had Imagine as a pick, but didn't put it on the album. Maybe try to find a spot for it on Side One.

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So.... How do we feel about George Martins son re-mixing Sgt Pepper. People who've heard it say it sounds amazing...

I'm way behind on reading up on Beatles music news -- I didn't know this was going on. I found this little article:

http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2017/05/23/528678711/why-remix-sgt-peppers-giles-martin-the-man-behind-the-project-explains

How do I feel about it? I'm cool with it. We can't replace Sgt. Pepper with the remix version, but it's always nice to hear The Beatles in new and exciting ways.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Why! Thread
« on: June 02, 2017, 12:27:37 AM »
Maybe he's looking at the other one? ;)

Or... maybe he's looking at himself and THINKS there are two mules.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Why! Thread
« on: June 01, 2017, 09:56:29 PM »


Why is there only ONE MULE in this picture?  ???

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Movies I have watched this week
« on: June 01, 2017, 09:50:02 PM »


Just watched this tonight, and I loved it. Written by John Lee Hancock (A Perfect World, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil), it's the true story behind how Ray Kroc went from a fledgling business-to-business salesman to owning one of the largest businesses in America. It's more entertaining that it sounds like it would be, probably because McDonald's is a part of our individual history's, like it or not. This story starts 10 years before I was born, but I remember as a kid the McDonald's closest to home had a sign out front that told how many "millions" were served. About as far back as I can remember, I remember looking out the backseat window of my parent's car and feeling the excitement of seeing that number on the sign go up "xxx Millions Served". Toward the end of the film, a crawl states that McDonald's feeds 1% of the world's population every day. The end feels a little Eastwoodesque, with clips and photos of the real people involved in the story, and Ray Kroc talking about how he fell in love with that name "McDonald's", and you can't help but feel kind of inspired, even if he was a [email protected] to the McDonald's brothers who actually started the business two years before he came on board.

Recommend this one especially for those who love biopics. ;)

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Beatles Appreciation Thread
« on: June 01, 2017, 11:41:27 AM »
Okay, so since Ringo always got one song, it's easy to start with him. My favorite post-Beatles Ringo song is "It Don't Come Easy".

John is too laid back on the songs they chose. He always wanted to keep up with Paul, and since Paul was rocking with Wings for a few years, we have to assume John wouldn't go into soft-70's mode for more than one song per album. So we have to go with Imagine.  And to pick 5 more for him, I'd go with Cold Turkey, Woman is the N of the World, Working Class Hero, Give Peace a Chance, and Mind Games.  Paul would have to have Maybe I'm Amazed (probably my favorite post Beatles Paul song), Live and Let Die, Band on the Run, Another Day, and Jet. George would have 2-3, and he was at his creative best, so easily My Sweet Lord, and What is Life. I'd like to include one of his more pop feel-good songs like Blow Away, but it doesn't seem to fit the mood.  So it looks like this:

Band on the Run (Paul)
Working Class Hero (John)
Jet (Paul)
My Sweet Lord (George)
Woman is the N of the World (John)
Maybe I'm Amazed (Paul)
 
Side 2

Give Peace a Chance (John)
Live and Let Die (Paul)
What Is Life (George)
It Don't Come Easy (Ringo)
Mind Games (John)
Another Day (Paul)
Cold Turkey (John)

They all got so mellow as the years go on. I have to think that if they stayed together, we'd have a lot more rockers, and John would have never released Rock & Roll, which I just can't stand and never could.

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General Discussion / Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
« on: May 31, 2017, 07:18:05 PM »

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If I had a $500+ cell phone bill, I'd be drinking a few bottles of wine too.  :o

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General Discussion / Re: HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
« on: May 31, 2017, 07:14:12 PM »
Happy birthday, Clint! Thanks for a lifetime of great films!  8)

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Clint Eastwood Westerns / Re: Unforgiven Script
« on: May 29, 2017, 09:30:23 AM »
Right, Christopher. And thanks for reviving this -- I guess I didn't notice it the first time through.

Until Skinny proved that the whores were his legal property and had a monetary value, Lil Bill didn't feel any crime had been committed - the whores had no value, less value than a horse, as Strawberry Alice would mention later.  He'd rather just let the young cowboys move on without punishment and sweep it under the rug. Skinny was the victim, as the women weren't people with rights. Skinny had rights, and Lil Bill was asked to punish the loss of value Delilah would bring to Skinny as her property. I would imagine this is a realistic view of how women prostitutes would be valued back in that era.

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was he doing it for the 500 $ reward that was mentioned by the kid?

Munny had tried to provide for his children as an honest farmer, but he was failing at that.  His pig farm was doing poorly -- the pigs were coming down with "the fever" and dying off.  It wasn't an easy decision for him to make, and he hated having to do it, but he wanted to provide for his family. So of course it was for the $500.


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