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    Favorite quotes, anyone? No quotes from movies, please ... there is another thread for that. But quotes from movie people, actors, etc. are fine of course. Quotes that you like, quotes that found in anthologies are a good source, how about quotes of your own? I'm hoping that Politics and Religion and other potentially incendiary subjects might be avoided, at least in the extreme. There are interesting quotes along these lines but please no protracted attacks. If a person doesn't like Liberals, or Conservatives, or is anti-religious, etc,. don't overdo it. There could be threads of subject matter that a certain quote might generate, but let's avoid subjects that are going to start World Wars. Let's not use this thread to advance our own agendas. Comments about the quotes are certainly welcome, however. Here are a few for starters: Anyone with a cellphone today is paparazzi; anyone with a Twitter account is a reporter; anyone with YouTube access is a filmmaker. When everyone is a paparazzi, reporter and filmmaker, everyone else is a public figure. –Thomas Friedman (June 23, 2012) I didn't find it in a quote anthology. It was something I extracted from one of Friedman's columns----laffite) == To die for an idea; it is unquestionably noble. But how much nobler it would be if men died for ideas that were true. -H.L. Mencken, writer, editor, and critic (1880-1956) == To blame the poor for subsisting on welfare has no justice unless we are also willing to judge every rich member of society by how productive he or she is. Taken individual by individual, it is likely that there's more idleness and abuse of government favors among the economically privileged than among the ranks of the disadvantaged. -Norman Mailer, author (1923-2007) == I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate. -Elbert Hubbard, author, editor, printer (1856-1915) == Everybody, soon or later, sits down to a banquet of consequences. -Robert Louis Stevenson, novelist, essayist, and poet (1850-1894) (I like this one, so concise and so true. It suggest a party we may not want to attend. No matter how carefully we might want conduct our lives, things will inevitably materialize around us. Stuff does indeed happen) == It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in argument. -William G. McAdoo, lawyer and politician (1863-1941) === laffite
  2. I Just Watched...

    I found it: The title is "William and Mary" by Roald Dahl, on Tales of the Unexpected (ca 1980).
  3. I Just Watched...

    I remember this but I too cannot come up with the program. I seem to think that it was on a weekly half-hour show. I think it was based on a story by Roald Dahl.

    Yeah, Bert, but as it is often said, the burden of proof is on them, not you. You didn't know Christopher Hitchins, but he maintained that anything asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof.
  5. Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris? I thought I was looking at Phil Simms and Troy Aikman. I'm going through some of these, Rich. Going from one post to another is like turning the pages of a good book. Glad you resurrected the photos. Not in vain. L
  6. Actually, a retweet is where Tweety taut it taw a putty tat. Elmer Fudd might call it a weepwost.
  7. Breaking: al franken...

    If he had, she would have certainly made a different charge. (Think: Larry David's 5-second rule)
  8. We know what a retweet is. This is a re-post.
  9. Breaking: al franken...

    The photo is in bad taste, but not a molestation nor a grope. Either would have awakened her. As to the kiss, she at least knew there would be a kiss in the skit. Franken goes to far but the setting of the incident is a mitigating circumstance. It was not as if he yanked her aside in some secret place and kissed her like that. Franken is in deep trouble but I wouldn't lump him in with Roy Moore. It remains to be seen if a distinction can be made by the frenzied media and rabid scandal mongers.
  10. What's Missing From TCM

    I use to do the PJ thing too, only the TV wasn't on. I would sit in front of the TV admiring the contours of the blank screen. I would yell out o mom, "Can I turn it on now?" "No, not yet." Apparently something had to be on. But I sat patiently, admiring the cabinet or testing the swivel. We had a Philco too, not a console, rather it was a box TV on a swivel stand. Fancy. In San Diego, we got most of the channels you list with only a slightly compromised reception. Channel 7 was a little iffy and 9 and 11, nothing at all. But we watched Roller Derby and Jai Alai on 5 with good ole Dick Lane. And every Saturday night, the good ole Fabulous 52 on Channel 2, referring to a year's worth of movies. It would be interesting to know a typical playlist for a given year. If memory serves, 3 was from Santa Barbara, no chance for that. I think 5 had a cartoon show with Tom Hatten of those Looney Tunes cartoons. Who was the host of Cartoon Carousel I see a face but no name. Without those LA stations, we would have only 6, 8, and 10, all network affiliates. Some of my mentions above might precede you (maybe).
  11. But..... Don't You Care?

    I, for one, don't care to watch a video that I don't know anything about. Please improve your threads by introducing your videos. Teaser thread titles and noncommittal video titles really suck. Are you able to articulate the matter? If so, I (and perhaps others) might be a little more attentive and you won't have so many moribund threads on the Board.
  12. They could have made her look it. She would have been great.
  13. From around the galaxy

    The President (and presumably Council) of the National Association for the Betterment of Hole Punches will be in touch with you soon.

    “In the business world, the rear view mirror is always clearer than the windshield." - Warren Buffett *** just about everything else.
  15. From around the galaxy

    The National Association for the Betterment of Hole Punchers are sure to ask for an apology.
  16. Oxymorons....

    I thought this might be a political thread, that perhaps the Republican party had changed their name to the Oxy Party.
  17. What Are You Watching Now?

    Oh, goody.
  18. They would cackle much more gleefully if they could get their 1920s back.
  19. Jake, since you've been so soundly thrashed (again!) with this one, you might take back the Bingo
  20. Why is this so hard for some? One poster is "stunned" that the oldest post is first. Why, when it is a piece of cake to get to the recent ones, as you point out. I find it immensely satisfying that the opening post of relatively new threads can be so easily accessible by a single click and without scrolling. I like the general idea that the oldest (first ones) posts are accessible to anyone who has a curiosity of how a thread started, that the origin of the idea of thread is not relegated down the memory hole as it formerly was. The integrity of the thread (and respect for) is enhanced by allowing an easy look at its inception. And I seem to think that many of the problems that some are experiencing have more to do with their browser that with the current software. A couple of posters who use Firefox have recently indicated that they are not experiencing the problems that others have. So, maybe it's not all TCM's fault. The ability to drag or simply attach a photo to a post is a spectacular improvement. This is my favorite mention in any discussion of the new boards. I'm sorry though (genuinely) that so many are having problems with navigating the site. Firefox, ho!
  21. What about “Are people using the SAD button as a dislike?” Is it supposed to relate to compassion, etc., or as a putdown. No doubt it will be used for the latter from time to time (if not nearly always) and the snarky, sarcastic contempt implied makes it a particularly odious dislike, much worse that a straightforward one. I don’t like the dismissive quality of it. I received a SAD recently on a post I wrote that represented a bona fide opinion (albeit a minority one), but I thought I made sense and would have liked to know what Reactor was thinking. Instead I get the cop-out SAD button, used by one who presumably feels a smug superiority without putting him/her self on the line by expressing an opinion. A veritable verbal hit and run.
  22. Of course, they shouldn't. Any work of fiction with profanity must be trash. It's too bad that GWTW is ruined over one profane word. I would recommend to you that if you run across a profane word in a novel or a profane word in a movie, you should stop reading that book and stop watching that movie immediately. Not being reminded of profanity outside of fiction is a larger problem. Try to stay out of as many conversations as you can.
  23. Why play DUBBED movies?

    Actually they are all fake, they aern't saying anything. It's just gibberish.

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