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  2. Arturo

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Don't forget the crooked Brazilian brothers.
  3. Arturo

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    What's he got to lose. Trump has called him an Angry Democrat numerous times. Plus he has hurt his cause by punting to Congress, only to have Barr set the (false) narrative, and so you now hear from Trump and the GOP is the false claim of "No Collusion No Obstruction". He needs to clear things up and clear his name.
  4. jakeem

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    The Daily Beast‏Verified account @thedailybeast Housing Sec. Ben Carson apparently does not know a basic housing term. “Do you know what an REO is?” Rep. Porter (D-CA) asked “Oreo?” a confused Carson replied “Not an Oreo. An R-E-O.” “Real estate?” the former GOP presidential candidate guessed
  5. jakeem

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Raw Story‏Verified account@RawStory The guy who can't get elected in his own state has BIG DEMANDS for Trump BUSTED: Kris Kobach demanded a government jet and ‘walk-in privileges’ with Trump before becoming Immigration Czar
  6. bleep liberals! they have accomplished nothing over the decades but burden americans with needless sheet like separating our trash. it was so much easier when we could just throw it all in the basket and take it outside as is. when are they gonna have a problem with slim jim wrappers?
  7. Great memories from all those specials. (I only recently learned some people would get a sadistic kick from laughing at the elves at the end of "Rudolph" tossing out of the sky-high sleigh the misfit bird that can't fly.) Looking back, I would have also liked a network giving the same respect to "Mad Monster Party" as a Halloween special each year. It's been largely out of circulation over my lifetime. This is the perfect opportunity to mention something I figured out about "Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town" a few years back, which I'm not sure is on record anywhere: As we all know, the villainous Burgermeister Meisterburger was voiced by the great Paul Frees (pictured below), the legendary voice actor who was also Boris Badenov in "The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show" and did other Rankin/Bass productions including the "Frosty" specials and the second "Rudolph" one, but not the original. But since in the "Santa" special Kris Kringle is made to look like the young Mickey Rooney who voices him, and the postman is made to look like Fred Astaire who voices him, it dawned on me that the Burgermeister Meisterburger, as pictured here ... must have been originally intended to be played by the actor who voiced Yukon Cornelius in "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," character actor Larry D. Mann (pictured here) Does anyone concur? So ends my "Columbo" moment (which by the way was one of the shows I knew Mr. Mann from, in the Louis Jourdan episode "Murder Under Glass"). Nuff said.
  8. NipkowDisc

    summertime optical equipment

  9. jakeem

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Raw Story‏Verified account@RawStory Nike and other shoe companies blast Trump’s tariffs: ‘Bring this trade war to an end’
  10. Phantom of the Backlots

    Phantom of the Backlots

    I appreciate that my friend. It only will get better as the 70's decade progresses.
  11. jakeem

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Newsweek‏Verified account@Newsweek Betsy DeVos is the eighth Trump official to use personal email for official White House business
  12. does the shark know it's been named cabot?
  13. Yeah, they used the 2014 restoration.
  15. jakeem

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Helen Kennedy‏Verified account@HelenKennedy Helen Kennedy Retweeted Donald J. Trump If we don’t get rid of Bolton soon, he’ll convince Trump to nuke Mexico City just to scratch his itch.
  16. jakeem

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Daniel Dale‏Verified account@ddale8 Trump keeps alternating between: 1) Boasting that he has gotten Mexico to apprehend migrants for the first time (Mexico has done apprehensions for many years, though at varying levels) 2) Complaining that Mexico is doing nothing to apprehend migrants
  17. jakeem

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account@realDonaldTrump I am very disappointed that Mexico is doing virtually nothing to stop illegal immigrants from coming to our Southern Border where everyone knows that because of the Democrats, our Immigration Laws are totally flawed & broken Mexico’s attitude is that people from other countries, including Mexico, should have the right to flow into the U.S. & that U.S. taxpayers should be responsible for the tremendous costs associated w/this illegal migration. Mexico is wrong and I will soon be giving a response! 12:16 PM - 21 May 2019
  18. Phantom of the Backlots

    Phantom of the Backlots

    Double Standards apply on the Backlot It is a late Saturday night. The Vets park tower just chimed 10 bells. My pal, Jimmy and I have justbeen cruising my hood. We stopped earlier to visit my girl, Maureen, briefly, on her front porch. I could tell that Jimmy has an attraction going on. All of us on this street are at the point now, where boys and girls can actually work together. In other words, girls are not just an object to throw fruit at! As the clock strikes 10 pm, James and I are climbing into the MGM backlot. Dark and eerily silent, we begin creeping around Lot 2. We know already… being a Saturday… that we won’t have any activity on the lot. Just a gaurd in a Jeep going round in circles, village to village, town to town and everywhere, in between. Jimmy can’t stop talking about my girlfriend. He is older than I am, so that presents obstacles that work to his advantage. For one, he will have a permit to drive soon. For another, he is pretty cool. All my friends are, but I am the first to claim a female. As we walk and occasionally jog our way around half the lot already, there are no signs of life in it, except some occasional owl hoots. The backlot is pitch dark and you sometimes have trouble knowing what you are looking at … from a distance anyways. That is happeng now, as Jimmy and I round a corner on a dirt road, behind what we call “The Watermill House.”. A jungle lurks just beyond this set… Tarzan’s jungle. The Watermill House, a must ride on this paddle. When you walk through the front door of this building, you are in the backside. Backside of Watermill House, below. And the road that curves into the jungle… Jungles are scary in the dark when you’re trespassing. I prefer New York City, just beyond the trees and forest. A road cuts through the center of the length of this forest. Jimmy keeps bringing up Maureen, as we move about, and I silently wish she was with me now, rather than with him. As we turn the bend behind the watermill house, we are going to make our way down that long dark road in the jungle. Slowly, we both come to a stop. We are both stupified by what we think is out of place. There is something blocking the long strait jungle path, so we stare, as we begin to see distinguishing features. I see two oval cylinders that are equally spaced apart, and I see a white glow around their radius. It appears to be the Bronco, parked. I think I see its distinguishing headlight mounts. Yes indeed, I am sure of it! It blends in perfectly in these surroundings, Jimmy and I both realize at the same time, what this is… and at the exact same time, those circular cylinders light up… and this Bronco is storming towards us. Peace and serenity immediatley turn to CHAOS. The normally quiet jungle now has the roar of an engine hauling towards us. The fence is 20 yards away and we are doing our best to get to it, ahead of this pursuer. We run a strait line through a Greens department area. The Bronco and its occupant breathe dangerously close to our rear ends. We hit the fence flying, as the roar of the engine churns louder. It is only then that I look back, as I am about to leap over. The guard is the imposing 6 foot 9 inch, Ron Smith. He takes up a huge portion of the windshield that is now point blank at the fence as we both jump to safety onto Arizona avenue. We continue to run home as we hear Ron shout from atop the fence, “I’ll get you next time!” Above the fence and behind the Watermill House where this chase concluded… Yipes, that was as close as it gets…he could have run us over! I was not sure if he was going to crash into the fence. He could have easily shot us on top of the fence, and he packs a large side arm. This was our closest pursuit ever. An adreniline rush like none before. It takes an hour to come down. I sit safely at home with my mom, watching The Best of Groucho, just minutes later. I feel like a secret agent with a double life, innocently eating a tuna sandwich with my dear mom, my heart still thumping from my narrow escape. 16 hours later… Today is Sunday, the day after. I am walking with Maureen, going over last night’s chase. No need to embelish last night, as this chase was better than advertised. If we are going to be a couple long term, she has to know how to handle these situations, I think proudly. Overland main gate … Actual chase vehicle Bronco parked below, as seen through chain link fence. As we continue walking the sidewalks around this backlot, we find ourselves at the Overland Gate, and guess who is sitting in the Bronco at this gate? It is Ron Smith, last night’s culprit. I make eye contact with him as he signals me to approach him on the lot. We hesitantly proceed towards him as he simply says,”I let you get away last night,” I think, Not Quite!… you just couldn’t keep up… At this same moment, he asks, “who is my friend?” He has a grown man crush on my girlfriend, Maureen, it appears. I introduce them and the next thing you know, he invites us into the Bronco, for my first friendly tour, ever. It is the same vehicle that hunted me down, late last night. Today, it is our vehicle to enjoy. Like a Twilight zone episode. He drives crazily around this desserted lot, doing donuts as we call them, showing off. He empties the bullets out of his pistol and hands it to Maureen who is sitting shot gun. We pass his gun back and forth, impressed. It is huge. 357 Magnum huge. This gun is as big as this guy himself. It is the first real hand gun I ever had my hands on. I’m admiring his weapon as he admires my girl, who looks so nice in her little blue jean cut offs sitting cross legged. I spin his cylinder and blow in his gun barrel. This is one bad piece! If only the other guards could see me now… with a pistol in the back of the Bronco. It looks like Ron is my prisoner with this big pistol and all pointing at the back of his head.. He is all about the young lady sitting alongside him and seems to have forgotten the kid in the back seat. I’m feeling it…Maureen and I make a marvelous team, like um… Bonnie and Clyde. He is being so polite today… last night is rapidly becoming distant. He is becomming my pal, at least when I have this pretty blonde girl with me, named Maureen….anyhow! I have learned a practical life lesson on this backlot; there are double standards. Pretty girls can open even the most well secured gates with just a smile and a simple wave. Yet, for me, lace those tennis shoes tight boy… because different rules apply. Until next time Mr Ron…
  19. KirkAndKarloff

    Your Three Favorite Actresses of All Time

    My three favorite actresses are Lauren Bacall, Barbara Stanwyck, and Merle Oberon.
  20. Princess of Tap

    First Movie SONG That Comes to Mind

    "Brush Up Your Shakespeare"-- Kiss Me Kate Next: Song and dance by A Bevy of Beauties (the girls in the chorus line)
  21. LawrenceA

    Upcoming Releases

    There are several upcoming Blu-ray releases that are not Criterion, although many were released on DVD by them and have gone out of print. Here are some of the titles that may be of interest. They Might Be Giants (1971) - June 11 The Brink's Job (1978) - June 18 Mississippi Burning (1988) - June 18 The Silent Partner (1978) - June 18 Midnight Lace (1960) - June 25 The Wild Heart/Gone to Earth (1950) - June 25 Bob le Flambeur (1956) - July 2 Le Doulos (1962) - July 2 Le Professional (1981) - July 2 Leon Morin, Priest (1961) - July 2 The Outsider (1983) - July 2 Alphaville (1965) - July 9 The Annihilators (1985) - July 9 The Champagne Murders (1967) - July 9 Dead of Night (1945) - July 9 Peter Pan (1924) - July 9 Thunder Bay (1953) - July 9 Hold Back the Dawn (1941) - July 16 Jefferson in Paris (1995) - July 16 Death Takes a Holiday (1934) - July 23 Easy Living (1937) - July 23 The Milky Way (1969) - July 23 Sweet Charity (1969) - July 23 The Ugly American (1963) - August 13
  22. KirkAndKarloff

    Your three favorite male actors of all time

    My three favorite male actors are definitely Kirk Douglas, Boris Karloff, and Laurence Olivier. I also really like Gregory Peck, though.
  23. Princess of Tap

    Name a Celebrity - Name a Movie

    Vera-Ellen was in " Words and Music " with Gene Kelly.
  24. Princess of Tap


    are labor shortages and low birth rates spell disaster for any modern industrialized economy.
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