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  1. Before anyone asks (not that you would, you're all too polite), yes, she does have a favorite song about shore leave. And a favorite about a storm far out at sea, and a favorite about pulling up to a dock, and a favorite about seeing an island on the horizon. All this, and she can't stand to be on a boat! I doubt she knows a single song which could be sung in polite company. She should stick to movies. She probably also has a favorite song about going into the woods at night and teaching the wolves how to say her name, but I'm afraid to ask.
  2. Canada 79,101 confirmed cases w/ 36.38 per thousand tested 5,912 confirmed deaths 7.47% died 156.64 deaths per million population United Kingdom 248,818 confirmed case w/ 29.41 per thousand tested 35,341 confirmed deaths 14.20% died 520.59 deaths per million population Germany 176,007 confirmed cases w/ 37.57 per thousand tested 8,090 confirmed deaths 4.60% died 96.56 deaths per million population US 1,530,000 confirmed cases w/ 36.96 per thousand tested 91,921 confirmed deaths 6.00% died 277.70 deaths per million population [Source] Only Germany has better numbers than the US, and that's because their swift, draconian lockdowns prevented a flood of cases before their hospitals had time to prepare. You're 24.5% more likely to die from COVID-19 under Canada's system, and 236% more likely to die from COVID-19 under the UK's. 42.03% of all COVID-19 deaths in the US have occurred in just two Blue States! It seems, according to the facts, a person would be better off moving to a Red State rather than abroad!
  3. The numbers simply don't support the fantasy that the higher mortality rate is due to older populations. Removing all over-70 deaths in France from the calculation still shows a >160% mortality rate over the US numbers.
  4. Italy, France, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Sweden have universal health care. Source (default page display is a map; chart is an option) Belgium is even worse at 621.85 deaths per million (more than 3 1/2 times the US), but adding it cramps the chart.
  5. Just a bit of a monk who monkeys around a bit. Avatar is all sweetness and light with an attitude.
  6. I never had the gall to vote for myself, but back when I had time for such things, I'd sometimes slip in my own schedule when I was listing what I liked about each one. Nobody ever called me on it. You're all to be congratulated on your great schedules. Congrats also go to LonesomePolecat for setting a great challenge.
  7. My exposure to inappropriate movies was mostly from tv. The university had an educational channel (this was in the days before PBS) with a mixed-bag of lectures, documentaries, and movies. TV viewing in our home was strictly limited, but I could watch as much of that channel as I wanted because it was labeled educational. The big thing for me was, they considered any foreign film to be of cultural interest simply because it was foreign, and if it was more than 20 years old, they thought it was a classic. It probably wasn't in their budget to get movies intended for international release, so the movies bowed only to their own country's censorship laws. Those movies were my introduction to the wonderful world of women's bodies. Since Europe wasn't as puritanical as Hollywood, the obligatory woman-changing-clothes scenes didn't stop at bras and panties. I was too young to understand the sexual nature of what I was seeing, I just knew what I liked. Since the daytime schedule for that channel was never very accurate, I'd sometimes tune in and watch documentaries, hoping one of those movies would be shown next. I've always wondered how much I inadvertently learned while waiting to watch a woman strip.
  8. Great schedules! I'd like TCM to steal any of them. They all had things which made me laugh at parts and think about other parts. You're all to be congratulated! Congrats to Stevomachino for running a great challenge. I have to vote for SansFin. Everybody's going to think it's simple nepotism, but in reality, her sked is so much in tune with my own likes, and I love the switching between intense movies and simple fun with nothing mediocre in-between. A lot of her picks are movies which, five years ago, I'd never heard about but now am glad I've been able to see.
  9. Logan's Run (1976) Farrah Fawcett-Majors had a bit part (a secretary(?)). Just after it was released, she hit it big on Charlie's Angels. They revamped the advertising, putting her picture on the posters and changing the font of her name from microprint at the bottom to 72pt across the top.
  10. I'm not a lawyer, but I am a writer and deal with copyright issues all the time. Short answer: you probably can't use them. If TCM doesn't own the movie, they can't give you the right to use those clips because their license doesn't allow them to give anyone any rights to the material. Copyright law does allow using extracts of a work for academic/informational/news purposes and for satirical pieces, but that quickly becomes a quagmire. Some copyright holders play hardball -- anything used without their permission automatically generates a cease-and-desist letter to the ISP hosting the site. The typical ISP response is to delete the user's site without notice or recourse because anything else might mean defending themselves in court. My advice (which is worth exactly what you're paying for it) is to send the copyright holder a polite e-mail requesting the right to post extracts. Some will send you a link to their policy page detailing who can use what, where, and how much can be used without paying for it. Some will simply say yes or no. A few won't respond at all. If the rights are available, you might be better off finding a copy of the movie and making your own clips -- the work of finding appropriate scenes, the editing, and/or any applied logo can be considered as adding exclusive value which has some copyright protection. The basic rule about copyright issues: If there's a question, walk away. It's usually far too much work to iron things out and way too expensive if you make a mistake.
  11. It's getting harder and harder trying to pick the best -- they're all great! Each has things I love. I hope TCM uses some of these themes. When it's all said and done, I have to vote for LonesomePolecat. More things in it tickle my fancy that the others. You're all to be congratulated on your great schedules.
  12. Masha is probably going to drop this thread for a while (you wouldn't believe the look on her face as she read your reply!), but I'd like a little clarification, if you don't mind. You made a statement. She proved it false, citing not one, but two authoritative sources. Your reply chastises her for that. Now, here's the part I don't get -- why? Was it because she, a poor little immigrant, had the audacity to tell you, a TRUE AMERICAN, one of your pet beliefs is absolutely, provably, 100% wrong? OR was it because you think, as a TRUE AMERICAN, all of your beliefs and statements are automatically, unequivocally true (no matter what the facts are), and she, a poor little immigrant, was wrong to question it? OR was it because she, a poor little immigrant, showed she knows more about the U.S., and you, a TRUE AMERICAN, can't have these smart-alecky, upstart immigrants running around telling the truth? Maybe you're referring to a different post of hers and quoted the wrong one by mistake. Hmm . . . what she thinks makes the U.S. great is different from your viewpoint, but she was sure to include things like " It has at all times been my impression . . ." and "I feel . . .," which means she's offering her opinion, not trying to tell anyone what to think. The remainder of that post simply relates what recent polls show. Do I have to remind you she, a poor little immigrant, had to pass tests on U.S. history, culture, and laws (a test many who were born here fail)? Do I have to tell you the lengths she goes to every time she disagrees with someone, sometimes spending hours reading journal articles and research papers, before daring to post her disagreement? Do I have to dig out cites on how valuable foreign observations are because locals often can't see the forest for the trees? (The same reasoning prevents doctors from treating themselves or their families, explains why industry consultants get high fees, and is why police departments are always subject to civilian oversight.) My family has been here about 120 years. I studied history and politics in schools planted squarely in the Midwest. You'd think I'd know a thing or two about this country. But she never stops surprising me -- her insights into American culture and society are refreshing, enlightening, and 100% spot-on. Last July, you proselytized against Melania, saying her being born in the Ukraine (another mistake -- she's Slovene!) makes her unfit to be a first lady, making me wonder what you have against Ukrainians. Or is it you just hate anyone showing how wrong you are?
  13. She's definitely kept in touch -- she's hit me six times today! (Okay, so maybe I deserved one . . .)
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