Princess of Tap

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  1. 13 hours ago, Arturo said:

    Thanks Lavenderblue.

    Next:  These two stars made one film together.  She is best known as a dancer in musicals.  He was also known for his dancing, but rarely did this in his films.  Name the two stars, and the film they made together.

    "Sitting Pretty" with Ginger Rogers and Jack Haley

  2. This critically acclaimed director also had a critically acclaimed actress as his wife.

    Both artists are currently still active, while at the same time they have films that would be considered classics.

    Hint#1-- These two are so well-known that everyone on this website is familiar with their names.

  3. 7 hours ago, Sepiatone said:

    Sorry PRINCESS...

    But as much as I too liked "Mack Th Knife", I liked THIS one MUCH MORE.  ;)


    Sep-- Next to " Mackie "my two favorite Bobby Darin songs are "Artificial Flowers" and "Up the Lazy River".

    But "Beyond the Sea" Reminds me of a Funny Story. When I was teaching in France oh, I had a friend who was a professor and was interested in American popular music. He had a hissy and a cow about the song, "Beyond the Sea", and said that the Americans didn't have much original music cuz they were always stealing from the French. So he pointed out to me that Charles Trenet, who was a 20th century iconic French singer and composer had written this song. So he was just screaming to me about cultural appropriation. I had to laugh and tell him that the Americans had written so many popular tunes which the French Had sung so it didn't really matter that Bobby Darin had used one  Trenet song and turned it into a big Top 40 hit.

     But you know how the French are about their culture. LOL

    So, Sep, if you ever get the chance and you want to hear the original version, you should go on YouTube or Google Charles Trenet and it's called "La Mer".

    BTW--Frank Sinatra's "My Way" is also a French song, but we won't go into that today. LOL


  4. On 3/22/2019 at 6:17 PM, jakeem said:

    Boeing Co wins $4.1 billion U.S. defense contract: Pentagon 



    On 3/22/2019 at 6:18 PM, jakeem said:

    Dan Zak Retweeted Reuters Top News

    The acting Defense secretary's previous job was at Boeing, as a senior vice president, and he had worked there for 30 years.

     This is not a good time to be playing the Patsy for Boeing.

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  5. 9 hours ago, mr6666 said:

    Seth AbramsonVerified account @SethAbramson 5h5 hours ago


    (THREAD) *Right now*—in the hours before we see Attorney General Barr's summary of what Mueller sent him yesterday

    —all Americans *must* understand the counterintelligence component of Mueller's investigation.

    It's vital to our national security.

    I hope you'll read on.........




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  6. 9 hours ago, mr6666 said:

    Hate crimes increased 226% in places Trump held a campaign rally in 2016, study claims


    • US counties where President Donald Trump held a campaign rally saw a 226% increase in reported hate crimes compared to similar counties that did not hold a rally, political scientists at the University of North Texas said in a Washington Post analysis.
    • The scientists found that Trump's statements during the 2016 campaign "may encourage hate crimes" in the respective counties.
    • The study measured the correlation between counties that hosted a campaign rally and the crime rates in the months that followed.
    • Hate crimes in the US reportedly increased 17% in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to an annual FBI report published in November 2018.


    For only love can conquer hate.

  7. 1 hour ago, hamradio said:

    I'm only making the comparison between passport and license in what should any official do if the photo does not match the individual.  This shouldn't be of concern?  What's the purpose the of having an ID to begin with??? :huh:


    If you think the kid looks like the photo I strongly suggest an eye exam ASAP!

    Think the parents needs their eyes checked as well, did they ever took a close look at the passport? :blink:  It's even hard to tell if the photo is female!




    *AND STOP WITH THE CONSTANT RACISM CRAP! All it does is deflect the topic!

    *Racism is not a deflection.

    Racism is a reality.

     I have no trouble seeing that the girl looks like the photo-- only maybe a couple of years younger.

    When you meet, you know, and you have friends from many different cultures and races and ethnicities, it's easier to see people as individuals and not as stereotypes.

    Tokenism is one thing --Diversity is another.

  8. My first knowledge of Madge Evans was in a Spencer Tracy movie called  " The Show-Off", which I saw in the late 1960s. As an actress she always intrigued me, but she made few movies in the Golden Age.

    Her husband was playwright Sidney Kingsley whose play, " Dead End " was made into a critically successful movie starring Humphrey Bogart and directed by William Wyler. I suppose it was controversial for its day, but watching it on The Late Show in the early 60s, it was not so much shocking as sad--especially Bogart's scenes with his mother and his former girlfriend.

    11 hours ago, Swithin said:

    Thanks Princess.

    This New York-born couple consists of an actress who began her career as a child star and had a prolific career in silent film, early talkies, and early television; and an award-winning playwright whose first Broadway play was made into a film that was condemned by the Legion of Decency. His second Broadway play was made into an even more famous film. The couple had no other spouses and were married for more than 40 years, until her death.



  9. 10 hours ago, jakeem said:

    Trump’s White House attorneys are preparing to tell a key congressional panel investigating the administration “to go **** themselves,” as a person familiar with the deliberations characterized them to The Daily Beast****-themselves?via=twitter_page



  10. 12 hours ago, jakeem said:

    Kushner's use of WhatsApp "far more egregious" than Clinton’s emails: Cybersecurity expert 



    12 hours ago, jakeem said:



    5 hours ago, jakeem said:

    Justin Wolfers Retweeted Donald J. Trump

    This is the first genuinely bad Trump pick for the Fed. But make no mistake: It's a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad pick. He hasn't gotten a thing right in twenty years, (check the record), and the Senate should not confirm him.

    Here's my challenge to any informed voter of any partisan leaning: Call your favorite economist. Whether they're left, right, libertarian or socialist, none of them will endorse Stephen Moore for the Fed. He's manifestly unqualified.


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  12. 3 hours ago, jakeem said:

    A White House report argues that the safety net has nearly eliminated poverty — so we should slash it to teach the poor “self-sufficiency.” This is both logically dubious and morally odious, writes @EricLevitz



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