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  2. Top Ten Favorites of the 1970's - If you don't feel that my top choice is foreign language enough (as it's usually shown in English), then disregard it and count #2 as #1. If my #2 is objectionable for being a series rather than a single film, then disregard that one as well, and count #3 as my #1 pick. 1) Suspiria (1977), Dario Argento, Italy 2) Lone Wolf and Cub (1972-1974), Kenji Misumi & Buichi Saito & Yoshiyuki Kuroda, Japan 3) The Conformist (1970), Bernardo Bertolucci, Italy 4) The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972), Luis Bunuel, France/Italy/Spain 5) Solaris (1972), Andrei Tarkovsky, USSR 6) The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978), Chia-Liang Liu, Hong Kong 7) Dersu Uzala (1975), Akira Kurosawa, USSR 8 - Nosferatu the Vampyre (1979), Werner Herzog, West Germany 9) The Way of the Dragon (1972), Bruce Lee, Hong Kong 10) El Topo (1970), Alejandro Jodorowsky, Mexico
  3. hamradio

    Sears bankruptcy and decline of retail

    Especially their stereos
  4. Avalanche conditions 'very dangerous' in north Cascades SNOQUALMIE - A high avalanche danger warning is in effect for the north Cascade range spanning all across Washington state into Oregon. The Northwest Avalanche Center classifies the snow conditions as “very dangerous.” Experts with NAC say heavy snowfall and strong wind is likely to push our weak snowpack over the edge and cause a widespread avalanche cycle. NAC asks that you avoid travel in avalanche terrain and because persistent slabs are notoriously hard to predict, and surprise even seasoned backcountry travelers. Anyone accessing alpine areas should limit their exposure to areas where avalanches start, run and stop. In some places the weak snow will talk to you by whumpfing and cracking. In other places, the heavy blanket of new snow is thick enough that it can give a false sense of stability while it masks the dangerous layering below. From Dec. 10 through Dec. 16, Stevens Pass received 42 inches of snow and Snoqualmie Pass received 36 inches of snow. The avalanche warning is expected to be lifted sometime Tuesday evening. ******************************************** Now they are even getting record snow on the West Coast and have avalanche warnings. And not a peep about global warming from the experts about this.
  5. NASA should have placed a plaque in the probe that said the human race went extinct because of global warming, so don't bother to visit us. It's PC, and it sounds like something they would believe in.
  6. 'Draft Beto' Campaign Launches Just as O'Rourke Booted From 'No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge' List Urging the Texas congressman to run for president, a group of Democratic Party activists enthusiastically launched a "Draft Beto" 2020 campaign on Tuesday—but the timing couldn't have been much worse. Following a report by Sludge detailing how O'Rourke received dozens of large donations from oil and gas executives during his 2018 Senate run despite signing the "No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge"—a vow to reject donations of over $200 from PACs and executives in the fossil fuel industry—Oil Change USA announced on Tuesday that it has decided to remove the Texas congressman from the list of candidates and lawmakers who have promised to turn away oil and gas money. According to Sludge's Alex Kotch, a close look at campaign finance records shows that O'Rourke violated the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge dozens of times, receiving $324,650 total in donations of over $200 from executives and other individuals in the fossil fuel industry throughout his unsuccessful campaign to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas). Just after Kotch published his story and shared it on social media, he received an email promoting the "Draft Beto" campaign, which is the second organized effort to get O'Rourke to launch a bid for the White House. "While we are pleased he hasn't taken fossil fuel PAC money, he needs to go further in order to be in compliance with the full No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge," David Turnbull, strategic communications director at Oil Change USA, said of the removal of O'Rourke from the list of candidates and lawmakers who have signed the pledge. ************************************************ All of these Democrats drive in gasoline cars and fly in fossil fuel jetliners.
  7. jakeem

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    CJOnline‏ @CJOnline NEW: Kansas Sen. Dinah Sykes and Rep. Stephanie Clayton served notice Wednesday of a decision to politically re-brand themselves by leaving the Republican Party to represent a Johnson County district as a Democrat. http://bit.ly/2R0m1S3 #ksleg #Topeka
  8. jakeem

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Amy Siskind 🏳️‍🌈‏Verified account@Amy_Siskind Two more Republicans in the Kansas state senate have switched party affiliation to become Democrats. That makes three.
  9. LornaHansonForbes

    I Just Watched...

    not counting the sight gags (98% of which are cruel or stupid), there are (by my estimate) maybe 5 funny lines in all of MARS ATTACKS! and, heavens, are they ever spaced out economically: the thing about the bird, the Van Buren China, the Nancy Reagan Chandelier, "two out of three ain't bad" and...um, I don't know something else. One of the reasons why they say "comedy is hard" is that it's easy as Hell to gross out or depress someone, but it takes a lot of effort to make people laugh, and in order for it to work it has to seem effortless. (the same is also true for a good scare.) you can be as demanding of your viewers as you want in tragedy, but you just can't make people work too hard in comedy or you kill it. MARS ATTACKS! (much like THE FEARLESS VAMPIRE KILLERS] is one of those lazy comedies that just sort of throws stuff at the viewer and then presumes that we're going to do all the work in figuring out just what in the Hell is supposed to be funny about, oh, say there being a tour going on of the White House- a "joke" they actually use twice and neither time do I get it.
  10. jakeem

    Awards season 2018-2019

    IndieWire‏Verified acc@IndieWire 2018 Critics Poll: The Best Films and Performances According to Over 200 Critics From Around the World http://bit.ly/2EBFAKH #IWCriticsPoll
  11. Hibi

    TCM Remembers 2018

    She'll surely get shoehorned in!
  12. Hibi

    I Just Watched...

    Sidney was the best thing in it!
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  14. No one knows. But it's always been this way. Then they have to shoehorn someone in every year after it runs as this always happens. Sometimes they'll update it. Depends on the person who dies. One year they had to shoehorn both Joan Fontaine and Peter O'Toole in who both died on the same day in Dec. (maybe 5 yrs ago?)
  15. jakeem

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Steven Dennis‏Verified accou@StevenTDennis Mitch McConnell has announced a plan that will prevent a government shutdown and allow lawmakers to go home for the holidays, setting up a presumably post-SOTU shutdown showdown Feb. 8.
  16. jakeem

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Eliana Johnson‏Verified account@elianayjohnson White House strategy on shutdown appears to be repeating that the president "is not going to back down" as he, in fact, backs down.
  17. jakeem

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    David Corn‏Verified account @DavidCornDC David Corn Retweeted David Fahrenthold Hey, @realDonaldTrump, you really know how to make a deal!!!
  18. jakeem

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    David Fahrenthold‏Verified account@Fahrenthold UPDATE: NY AG says that @realDonaldTrump's Fdn will have to sell off its 3 physical possessions, including a Tim Tebow-signed helmet, and 2 paintings of Trump himself. Trump paid $42K for them, using foundation $. Now says they're worth $975 combined.
  19. jakeem

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump The Trump Foundation has done great work and given away lots of money, both mine and others, to great charities over the years - with me taking NO fees, rent, salaries etc. Now, as usual, I am getting slammed by Cuomo and the Dems in a long running civil lawsuit started by sleazebag AG Eric Schneiderman, who has since resigned over horrific women abuse, when I wanted to close the Foundation so as not to be in conflict with politics. Shady Eric was head of New Yorkers for Clinton, and refused to even look at the corrupt Clinton Foundation. In any event, it goes on and on & the new AG, who is now being replaced by yet another AG (who openly campaigned on a GET TRUMP agenda), does little else but rant, rave & politic against me. Will never be treated fairly by these people - a total double standard of “justice.” 10:05 AM - 19 Dec 2018
  20. Jlewis

    TopBilled’s Essentials

    I am sure there is an interesting backstory as to why this particular title was delayed in release. With the war, many Americans were not watching movies all at the same time anyway, so it was less necessary to release something seasonal "on" season. Going totally off topic here... you will notice a lot more consistency back in the 1930s. By wartime, the studios had cut back in production both on a feature and short subject level partly due to military instructional films eating up a lot of film stock and a variety of other factors; thus, as a result, the time between many a film's completion and its release increased. This was even more so with Technicolor productions due to frequent processing delays as well as that company's occasional labor strikes. (The fact that Cinecolor, Polacolor and other processes flourished weren't just because they were cheaper; you needed alternatives when you were in a hurry.) 1943 was probably the last year for a decade or so when many of your familiar Tom & Jerry cartoons, Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies actually sport copyright dates corresponding to the actual year they were released.
  21. jakeem

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Lindsey Graham‏Verified account@LindseyGrahamSC Lindsey Graham Retweeted Donald J. Trump Withdrawal of this small American force in Syria would be a huge Obama-like mistake. With all due respect, ISIS is not defeated in Syria, Iraq, and after just returning from visiting there -- certainly not Afghanistan. President @realDonaldTrump is right to want to contain Iranian expansion. However, withdrawal of our forces in Syria mightily undercuts that effort and put our allies, the Kurds at risk. A decision to withdraw will also be viewed as a boost to ISIS desire to come back.
  22. jakeem

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Richard Engel‏Verified account@RichardEngel Kurdish official in Syria tells @NBCNews nothing has been finalized, regarding reports of US troops leaving. Says no movement of US troops at the moment.
  23. There used to be two 84 Lumbers in my area, but I think both closed. Neither shows up on 84 Lumbers store locator. I think one problem was they never advertised that I recall and they were poorly located. You had to know where they were to find them. I did shop at them a few times, but not really impressed as they did not have any more than Lowe's or Home Depot and usually less. Not to mention it costs more. Mostly sold lumber type products with a small "hardware" space inside. I used a contractor several times and every time he went to 84 to pick up the lumber they said they had in stock, they didn't. So he ended up going to Lowe's.
  24. jakeem

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency. 9:29 AM - 19 Dec 2018
  25. jakeem

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Jim Sciutto‏Verified account@jimsciutto Breaking: Planning is underway for a “full” and “rapid” withdrawal of US troops from Syria, decision made by President Trump, a US defense official tells @barbarastarrcnn
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