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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: How's everyone holding up?
« on: November 19, 2020, 05:13:13 PM »
Matt, you've moved to Chicago, or is this a vacation of some kind? What are you doing there?

Just helping a friend through a tough time. I'll be back in TN soon.


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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: How's everyone holding up?
« on: November 18, 2020, 04:57:38 PM »
Same here, Gant. I'm actually in Chicago now, and businesses haven't been closed, but there's a stay-at-home order, so make any sense of that, if you can. I am guessing the local government is just trying to not have to pay businesses any remedies for closing them down, but they're taking away their customers instead. Very few people on the trains, no indoor seating at restaurants (and much too cold here now to eat outside).

It looks like a vaccine is just a few weeks away.  Let's hope distribution is well thought-out and that we can put all this behind us soon.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Happy Belated Birthday, AKA23!
« on: November 18, 2020, 04:51:28 PM »
Thanks guys! I went to visit my brother for my birthday. I arrived Friday afternoon and he was working Saturday and Sunday, but he had my birthday off on Monday, so we got some breakfast and then some dinner at a Yemeni restaurant. The restaurants were nearly empty and I only took the mask off during eating, then put it back on, so I tried to be as safe as possible. I left Tuesday evening.  It was a nice day. I kept hoping that the powers that be might announce some additional cast members for ?Cry Macho? as a birthday present, but that was not to be. So far, he is in the movie by himself  ;D. It was a nice day!

Sorry we didn't get additional Cry Macho news for your birthday. I'm still a bit surprised Clint is putting in another acting performance, so close to his performance in The Mule. At least he's giving us something to look forward to, as most of us are in lockdown mode (again).

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: THE ENDLESS, POINTLESS thread
« on: November 18, 2020, 04:48:25 PM »
I can't believe this "new board" has been around for 18 years now!  :o

 :o

And I still think of it as the new board.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Happy birthday Gant!
« on: November 18, 2020, 04:47:32 PM »
Sorry for the belated message. I hope that your birthday was enjoyable, even in lockdown.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Favorite Current TV Shows
« on: November 18, 2020, 04:45:09 PM »
I?m now on final season of Creek... I?m sure gonna miss it when it?s done..

Watch Waiting on Guffman and Best In Show to patch that hole.  8)

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What Was The Last DVD You Bought ?
« on: November 12, 2020, 09:57:09 PM »
O0 Good deal. Clearly you're saying I need a woman. :D

 ;D ;D ;D

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Favorite Current TV Shows
« on: November 05, 2020, 09:40:15 PM »
I do find the Mom on the show to be extremely annoying and find Catherine O'Hara's acting to be too over the top. I think she was written that way, but she's my least favorite character on the show. It's a little too much for me!  :) 

Yes, Moira, being a soap opera leading actress, is written to be over the top. I think she's great. Part of the reason the cast gels so well is that Catherine O'Hara and Eugene Levy (Johnny) have worked together their entire careers on multiple projects. One is my favorite comedy of all time, Best In Show:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/yC8rZq3oKuI" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/yC8rZq3oKuI</a>


"David" (Dan Levy) is Eugene's son and the actress who plays "Twyla" is his daughter.  Dan brought the project to his father and they created it together and did most of the writing on the series together. 

All that being said, I love the show because it's a quality show, not because it reflects my social beliefs. I love Ozark for the same reason and I'm not living a secret life as an accountant/drug lord. I just like a good quality show with a strong cast and great writing. Schitt's Creek is especially enjoyable now, in the middle of a pandemic and the worst U.S. election in history, with all the social unrest, anger and violence in the world. It's light, easy-to binge, and just pretty damn funny.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Favorite Current TV Shows
« on: November 05, 2020, 09:15:53 AM »
I'm also watching Schitt's Creek. While it does have a very current and relevant premise that speaks to the times in which we are living, and I do think the cast is well chosen, it's definitely not the best comedy in 25 years. "Frasier" and "Everybody Loves Raymond," to name just two, were both funnier and more entertaining. "Frasier" in particular had much wittier, better written dialogue. Stevie is my favorite character on Schitt's Creek.

I don't get Everybody Loves Raymond (I watched half of the first season, and didn't find it funny or entertaining, maybe it gets better), and Frasier is pretty funny, but not on my list of top 10 comedies. A lot of people don't like Seinfeld, some even hate it. To me, Schitt's Creek is the best comedy in 25 years -- but not everyone will agree. The writing and cast are perfection. The wine scene between David and Stevie is the simplest explanation of pansexuality I've ever heard, and it makes all the sense in the world -- in a beautiful one minute scene:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/t5dIClRkmfc" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/t5dIClRkmfc</a>

In addition to sexuality, it explores family love and materialism, and how happiness comes from our relationships, not where we live or our possessions. I love the scene where Johnny stands up for Schitt's Creek to one of his old friends.  I just watched it again looking for a link, and immediately my eyes well up -- it's the acting, and it's the writing. Roland interjecting about the coupon -- that's when you have perfection.  It doesn't allow itself to get too shmaltzy, but the overarching theme of friendship vs. materialism and fair-weather-friendship shines through here:

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/-6j34v96HkQ" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/-6j34v96HkQ</a>


I love that when they all worked together, they found success together. The underlying message of this show about kindness and acceptance is what makes it 180 degrees different from Seinfeld, but it never once feels pandering or virtue signaling. It's just a beautiful series, and I think in today's climate, this is essential viewing to remind us that we are all in this together, and love is the key to happiness.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Favorite Current TV Shows
« on: November 01, 2020, 08:54:05 AM »
Binge-watched it twice. It's my favorite comedy since Seinfeld. They couldn't really be much different, but in terms of a great comedy with a perfect cast, this is the best show in 25 years.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Favorite Horror Films
« on: October 31, 2020, 04:34:35 PM »
Have you ever seen Night of the Demon starring Dana Andrews ?

I haven't, and it looks right up my alley!  Downloading it now. Thanks for the recommendation.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Favorite Horror Films
« on: October 31, 2020, 03:40:53 PM »
Sadly some shopping malls feel kind of deserted like that now (well, I mean before they all shut down due to the virus). Dawn of the Dead would have been a fun one to see at the theater too. I went to see the remake in 2004 and I liked it.

I saw the original in the theater, and I did really enjoy it!  ;D

I want to watch something scary tonight, but not wanting to revisit anything I've seen before. Gotta try to find something new that is also really good. This happens every Halloween...

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Sean Connery Appreciation Thread
« on: October 31, 2020, 03:33:02 PM »
I may watch The Rock again, it's been ages. I did like him a lot in his Academy Award winning performance in The Untouchables.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Happy Belated Birthday, AKA23!
« on: October 31, 2020, 07:53:00 AM »
Happy belated birthday!

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Off-Topic Discussion / Sean Connery Appreciation Thread
« on: October 31, 2020, 07:50:46 AM »
Sean Connery passed away today at the age of 90. Let's celebrate his iconic career by discussing our favorite of his films, and anything else that comes to mind.

I've never been a huge James Bond fan, but I do enjoy all of those films, and he was my favorite of the Bond actors. My favorite of his roles, however, is as Mark Rutland in Hitchcock's Marnie:



We've discussed this film in more length in the Hitchcock thread, but if this is one you haven't seen yet and you want to visit some Connery films this week, I'd recommend it. How about you? Let's hear your favorite Sean Connery films.


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Exciting news!


What does everyone think about this? Does this sound like a project you'd like to see and a good role for Clint?

It does sound like a good project. Funny he had put it off to do Dead Pool and 30+ years later comes back to it.

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This week, Mars is as close to us as it will be for 15 years -- and during a full moon it is quite a sight. Check it out tonight, if you can. It actually looks a lot closer to the moon than this zoomed in image makes it appear.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: THE ENDLESS, POINTLESS thread
« on: September 14, 2020, 07:39:29 PM »
You went there! I was thinking the same thing but didn't quite dare! :D

If it was any other thread but this one, I probably wouldn't have. This is tame ... for this thread.  ;)

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: THE ENDLESS, POINTLESS thread
« on: September 13, 2020, 12:19:38 PM »
Face masks for conjoined twins! Who knew this was a thing?  ;D

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Photographers thread: Show us your stuff!!
« on: September 13, 2020, 12:14:13 PM »
Gorgeous shot!

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