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  1. This might be a fun and quite engaging thread. My favourite is the Donald claiming that he could see thousands of Muslims taking to the streets in New Jersey from his office tower on 9/11 to celebrate the World Trade Center attack. He never completely walked that one back. It sort of became metaphorically speaking at some point. Personally, I think this alone should have disqualified him from running for President of the United States. It was so hateful and inflammatory and so not true.
  2. Who would you marry?

  3. GOP madness Unbound...

    Have you not been following or watching any of the investigations into Russian meddling and possible Trump collusion? When it is the GOP's turn to ask questions they do everything they can to praise people like Jeff Sessions and use all of their time making speeches no questions asked. They have absolutely no interest in reaching any understanding of what happened because they are afraid of the answer. And Paul Ryan is probably the biggest weasel of them all.
  4. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    It is high time Trump's supporters woke up and realized that their tribalism is working to destroy the fabric of the nation that they love. Let there be no doubt that the aim of Donald Trump is to destroy America as you know it and leave it to the new rich oligarchs to rule.
  5. A Christmas Carol 1951

    Knowing that it is coming detracts from the brilliance of the scene. Now that I know the kid is plugging his ears before the gunshot in North by northwest ... that's all I can see when it comes up. Today, they would just CGI these mistakes out.
  6. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Daddy's girl spoke up about this. Experience?
  7. He has been lying since day one. Now he's hiding behind fake attorney client privilege or amnesia. Beware that the truth comes out and shows that he was in on the whole thing from the start. Who will apologize then?
  8. Katie, I'd really like a type D Jaguar please.
  9. The world is doing just great under the thumb and guidance of the United States, isn't it? I don't blame its citizens, mind you (too many are just stupid and susceptible to easy brainwashing). It's the politicians who are beholden to big business and the military industrial complex that are to blame. Trump is only making matters much much worse.
  10. Surprised? From the WP ... As tax plan gained steam, GOP lost focus on the middle class The final product is looking much different from what President Trump has been promising since the presidential campaign. By Damian Paletta •
  11. I would be hard pressed to pick anything tomorrow! But perhaps this thread can include anyone and everyone's idea as to what might be worthwhile to catch the next day.
  12. For Mr Bogie 56

    Mr. Finestein to you, my friend. It's either a mystery wrapped in a riddle inside an enigma or I just thought he looked like a mad professor. But I did start out life here at TCM looking like ... Then I went to the plastic surgeon and he muttered something and I just said "Fine, doc Fine." Then presto change-o...
  13. Paul Ryan: "But you were always a good man of business, Donald" regretful Trump in chains: "Mankind was my business"
  14. A Christmas Carol 1951

    *****MAJOR SPOILER******** The crew man in the mirror Christmas morning. .... Twice. but Alastair is so brilliant in that single take it would have been a shame to replace it.
  15. Monday, December 11 2:30 a.m. Horse Feathers (1932). This could be written for today’s Washington … I don't know what they have to say It makes no difference anyway Whatever it is, I'm against it No matter what it is Or who commenced it I'm against it Your proposition may be good But let's have one thing understood Whatever it is, I'm against it And even when you've changed it Or condensed it I'm against it I'm opposed to it On general principles I'm opposed to it (He's opposed to it) (In fact, he says he's opposed to it) For months before my son was born I used to yell from night to morn "Whatever it is, I'm against it" And I've kept yelling Since I first commenced it "I'm against it"
  16. Protests against Trump around the middle east continue. At least four human beings have died because of his reckless behaviour.
  17. The crowds of people protesting Trump's presidency throughout the world dwarf those that came to his inauguration. "A Man who looks like he has bathed in Cheetos dust"
  18. The Triumph of Donald Trump

    Too true. The right wing always claim that it is not the position of government to even look after the poor.
  19. Trump is only getting started. He's trying his level best to hand over Europe and the Middle East to his pal, Putin. Everything he does points to it. wake up.
  20. He bombed an empty air base and warned them before hand that he was going to do it Purely for show. He wouldn't want to upset Vlad, now would he.
  21. Your Top Foreign Language Films Hello everyone. I enjoyed posting the ’Your Favourite Performances of…’ each week so I thought this might be an interesting carry-on. The main purpose of this and the performances thread was to gather lists of recommended films. For this thread you are simply to consider the overall film. Hopefully there will be some discussion about them too. The format for listing the films should be like this …. 1. Day for Night (1973) Francois Truffaut, France. Lots of films are co-produced by many countries. I usually just try to pick one representative. The predominant language or the nationality of the director may be the best judge. I ask only a few things of participants. First, to wait until I have changed the year of the thread before posting your own choices. Second, to go by the generally accepted theatrical release date of a film rather than the year it was released in North America or nominated for an Oscar. The imdb and wikipedia are pretty good sources for these initial release dates. Film festivals and most premieres count as release dates. I have my own rule of thumb when it comes to films that have been banned from public release for many years. The Soviet block countries had a habit of doing this. In these instances I use the date the film was completed. Films simply shot in a foreign country do not qualify. Orson Welles made a lot of films in Europe but they were in the English language. Similarly, Antonioni’s The Passenger (1975) with Jack Nicholson is an English language film. I would think that films like The Longest Day or Tora Tora Tora or Last Tango In Paris which have big segments in a foreign language would not qualify as they are primarily English language films. Sergio Leone’s westerns with Eastwood would be English language films as the main cast performed the film in English. And The Artist (2011) is too cute to qualify. If you are like me, you probably try to avoid dubbed versions of foreign films but in some instances they are the only ones available to us. I’ll leave it up to you to decide whether or not to include them but you might mention if the versions you screened were dubbed. There really isn’t a limit to the number of films one can list but remember they are supposed to be “favourites.” That can mean different things to different people. Excellent films are usually my favourites. Please list them in your preference, i.e., number 1 through 10 and runner-ups. As in the performance thread at the end of each decade I will do a recap of the number one choices and then call for choices of the best foreign language film of the decade. We generally try to avoid short subjects or television movies. But, as in the case of Ingmar Bergman’s Scenes From a Marriage many foreign tv movies have also had theatrical releases or played in film festivals. Those films are fair game. A film should be at least 40 minutes in length to qualify as a feature film in this thread. This time I am going to start with films prior to 1920 for a week then after that films from the 1920’s for three weeks. After that we will go year-by-year doing one year per week. Saturdays will usually be the turn over day for new posts. For the silent films, and countries like Japan which were still making them in the early thirties, qualifying films should come from non-English speaking countries. It may take a little while for this thread to gain some steam. Personally, I have not seen very many foreign films in the 1930’s. But in prepping some of this I have noticed that when going year-by-year one gets a greater appreciation of the careers of some of the directors and a greater focus on their films. I plan on mentioning films that have won major awards in foreign countries or film festivals. But as you are no doubt aware they often win these awards years after their initial release dates in their own countries. This could get very messy. I will endeavour to mention the awards a 1967 film has won while we are on 1967, etc. You don’t have to have seen many to participate. Just have a favourite.
  22. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Sure, fire him. The President should step down too the very first time he lies about something. And knowing lies. Not just a mistake.
  23. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    discomfit dɪsˈkʌmfɪt/ verb gerund or present participle: discomfiting make (someone) feel uneasy or embarrassed. "he was not noticeably discomfited by her tone" synonyms: embarrass, make uncomfortable, make uneasy, abash, disconcert, nonplus, discompose, discomfort, take aback, unsettle, unnerve, put someone off their stroke, ruffle, confuse, fluster, agitate, disorientate, upset, disturb, perturb, distress; More
  24. So, you're happy with this. Cover the smell of treason up entirely just for the sake of saving Trump's behind.
  25. Still peddling fake news, Jake. Even Fox has retracted this one.

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