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Posts posted by Sepiatone

  1. 10 hours ago, hamradio said:

    Instead of celebrating, should be humbled by this outbreak in with all the advances of modern medicine it shows how vulnerable man is from disease.  We are lucky this wasn't a high mortality virus


    :o  WHAT! With over 400,000 dead in the U.S. and 2 million+ deaths worldwide,  you don't think it a "high mortality" virus?  Plus considering it's FAR from being done with!  And you also add "wasn't" as if you're talking about something long gone and in the past!  :rolleyes:


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  2. On 1/15/2021 at 11:39 AM, Sepiatone said:

    I like that short jazz piece with the tasty guitar work they play in some cases.


    HA!  Couldn't find a clip, but it's currently used to intro the "TCM original productions" segments.

    Would LOVE to know who's playing that guitar!


  3. 19 hours ago, NipkowDisc said:

    bull! everyone associates the word with the russian monarchy. the word is simply the russian term for emperor.

    Ah, but the one point you're missing is that the word was used by both parties to describe persons appointed to certain positions in  the administrations of BOTH parties.  

    MM is trying to make it sound as if Biden uses the word because he's  erroneously thought of as a socialist and wants to turn DC into some kind of Gulag.  :rolleyes:

    And it was YOUR boy Donny that wanted to be "Czar" in the original sense of the word.  ;)


  4. One of the last things he did was to commute the prison sentence of former Detroit mayor KWAME KILPATRICK,   Son of  former  DEMOCRAT representative Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick.   Not sure Trump really knew who Kwame is, but first guess would be the Trump commuted his sentence because he was convicted of many of the charges leveled at Trump as well. (Obstruction, abuse of power,  not to mention the sex/text scandal).


  5. I would imagine in most cases real food might be used.  Possibly not what's supposed to be on the plate, but something palatable so the actors can be seen putting food in their mouths and swallowing, so i wouldn't think it'd be some faux tidbits made from Styrofoam or plastic.  But one thing I've long noticed too....

    I don't know if it's real coffee they pour into those cups, but it's always barely a full cup, and nobody ever drinks all of it anyway.  

    On one TV show there's one thing that goes on that really annoys me.....

    On "Two and A Half Men"  Alan Harper( Jon Cryer) is always fidgeting with his knife and fork no matter what's on the plate.  I've seen him do this with scrambled eggs, fried eggs and mashed potatoes.  I mean, WHO actually USES a knife and fork to eat those?  :o


  6. I think Jennings is doing fine.  And JEOPARDY is to me like FAMILY FEUD in that I generally don't care who the host is( on Feud anyway) I just like the game.  And I want to guess the Jeopardy clues too, and the show has given me the mix of being surprised at how much I know, while at the same time reminding me how much I DON'T know!  ;)  And I give Jennings credit for having the courage to step into those enormous shoes Alex left behind.   Anyway( on the "just watched" front.....)

    The other night I watched this excellent episode of AMERICAN MASTERS on PBS.


    About the history of black female entertainers in America during the 20th century, and how some made breakthroughs, and some, like Abbey  Lincoln  and Nina Simone used their celebrity to become activists.  My only issue was they overlooked the career of African-American  dancer/actress/singer/French resistance fighter/civil rights activist JOSEPHINE BAKER.  centering instead on more contemporary figures like LENA HORNE, Ms. Lincoln, Ms. Simone, DIAHANN CARROLL , PAM GRIER .   I meant to post about this earlier but got tied up in other threads with other issues.  ;) 


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  7. 1 hour ago, MovieMadness said:

    Gina McCarthy will be Biden’s ‘climate czar.’ What the heck is a climate czar??


    Biden has been appointing more czars lately than any Russian monarchy ever did, so welcome to Democrat Socialism. .

    The "Czar" term to refer to anyone in charge of a post committed to policy making or overseeing  an initiative began  back in the turn of the 20th century.  Both republican and democrat presidents appointed several people as "Czars" of various cabinet posts and programs.   So evidently McCarthy will be overseeing the activity of an initiative that addresses the issue of Global warming.  Others can be considered an "energy Czar", or a "drug Czar"  or the head of any other department that exists(and has existed for years) solely for the purpose of protecting people's lives and well being.  And the term "Czar" was borrowed mainly as a reference to the power of the office, NOT having anything to do with socialism, communism or such nonsense, as the term went out of fashion in Russia since the revolution turned the country from Russia to The Soviet Union.  And before that, Russian monarchies were anything but socialist.  Or communist.   Even that podunk one room schoolhouse you slept through would have taught you that.


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  8. 22 hours ago, Dargo said:

    Well, SOME of those 1,000 words here Lorna are saying to me that this thumbnail photo makes the creepy little dude in his younger days, looked a lot like Pat Sajak.

    (...doncha think?)

    Maybe.  But then, in EASY RIDER he reminded me of a cross between MICHAEL NESMITH and JAMIE FARR!  ;)   And I'm wondering if that wasn't the real thing instead of "prop coke".  ;) 


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  9. On 12/22/2020 at 11:53 AM, ralfy said:

    Biden is a warmonger, no different from Obama and Bush, not to mention Clinton and others.

    Their support for aggression against weaker countries has led to millions dead and suffering in various countries.


    Funny you mentioned Clinton in all that.  I remember( must have been more than 20 years ago) that right-wing pundit ANN COULTER  was whining about how Bill Clinton, "Failed to take us to war!"  Like not going senselessly to war was a bad thing.  And now here YOU come, calling Clinton a "warmonger".    :rolleyes:  And just what war WAS that?   I mean----

    What's it all about, RALFY?  ;) 


  10. notice how you don't hear the msm giving trump any credit for getting covid and then beating it. nothing!


    Hell, they didn't even give credit to my two grandnieces and the thousands of OTHERS who were fortunate enough to test positive and beat it as well.    So what?


  11. 20 hours ago, Mario500 said:

    (disagrees with this paragraph; feels offended for the "Olive Oyl" mentioned in the paragraph) 

    :rolleyes:  Well, I'll apologize, but only when she comes to my house PERSONALLY to demand one.

    Oh!  WAIT!!

    She's ONLY A CARTOON!  ;)

    Gotta wonder what's up with Mario if he "Feels offended" for someone who doesn't actually exist.  Unless, he eats a lot of spinach and actually HAS a girlfriend(or wife) who closely resembles Olive.  ;)


  12. 18 hours ago, Arturo said:

    There was quite a bit of friendly rivalry among some of the creative forces in mid-60s pop music.  Besides Spector/ Brian Wilson, the arrival of the Beatles and the rise of Motown also contributed to this.  Supposedly, the Motown writing/production team of Holland-Dozier-Holland, whose 1964-66 hits with The Supremes, Four Tops, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, etc had basically defined the Motown Sound of “The Sound of Young America”.  It also relegated the Wall of Sound as last year’s thing.  And it inspired Spector to work with The Righteous Brothers to try to top HDH’s production of “Baby I Need Your Loving” with the Four Tops.  And when Spector did, this spurred HDH to come up with the Tops’ “Reach Out I’ll Be There”, which in turn had Spector do “River Deep Mountain High”  with Ike and Tina Turner.  The relative failure of this last record, along with those of similar productions with the Ronettes, had Phil go into a funk, and retreat from the frontlines of the Pop world, only occasionally and usually half-heartedly  entering back.

    While the Lennon-McCartney/ Brian Wilson rivalry has been discussed at length, with each trying to outdo the other with successive albums Rubber Soul, Pet Sounds, and Revolver, as well as singles like “God Only Knows”, “PaperbackWriter”/“Rain”,  “Good Vibrations”,  “Strawberry Fields Forever”, with Brian finally giving up in despair after Sgt. Pepper, and shelving Smile, and having a nervous breakdown, Motown also had an impact on the Beatles.  Not just their covers on their first two British releases, which helped popularize Motown over there, but in the actual productions, namely HDH.  Both John and Paul tried to get the bass technique out of individual Tops at a party.  They finally figured it out, not only the amazing James Jamerson, but how the bass was recorded.  This Paul debuted on both sides of the “Paperback Writer”/“Rain” single,  ostensibly an exercise is style on the A-Side, but a showcase from the bass technique they got from Motown. 

    Of course the Beatles also had the fertile British scene to bounce off new ideas and spur them on, and other artists like Dylan would also contribute to pop or rock and roll develop into Rock.     By then both Spector and Wilson were sidelined from the front ranks of innovation.

    I really thought "River Deep, Mountain High" was pretty good.  Spector too thought it was one of his best, and close to being his favorite.

    And I actually think there was no "rivalry" between The Beatles and The Beach Boys, except( far as I perceived) between their respective fan base.  And then there were those like me, as in the Rolling Stones/Beatles "rivalry" that refused to participate in such idiocy.  It was like arguing, "What 's the better fruit, Apples or oranges?"  :rolleyes:  It wasn't really a rivalry between producers, songwriters or performers as it was a clashing of egos.   The listeners really couldn't have cared less as long as they could hear what they liked, and often liking the output of most of them equally.  Then too, there always was that fringe that thought it wasn't the PRODUCER or songwriter(s) who put out the better music, but the band or singer that was the CUTEST.  :rolleyes:  ie:

    I knew a girl who thought Paul Revere and The Raiders were WAY better than The Beatles AND the Stones because Raiders singer MARK LINDSEY was(in her words) "So FINE!" ;)


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