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Posts posted by Sepiatone

  1. 14 hours ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

    Most of the rise in crime are in cities where the local authorizes reduce the number of police officers as part of the defund the police movement.


    I don't see how this statement is relevant.  The attacks on Asian-Americans are taking place in many cities across the country.  And mostly in cities with large Asian-American  numbers of residents.  (ie:  San Fran, LA, NYC).   I don't recall hearing those cities reducing their police presence. 


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  2. L&P is one of them( due to scarcity and sodium issues)  but too, the hard to find(around here) BREDE'S Beet horseradish.  Uncle Sam breakfast cereal.   

    BRIM decaffeinated coffee( never tasted decaffeinated,  but Meijer brand "half Caf" will suffice)  And there was a brand of bread that was made with oat bran back in the '80s that's been gone from sight since.  

    By the way....   I like that Lea & Perrin's  dashed on French fries too.  ;) 


  3. 19 hours ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

    The USA will not allow imports of goods that are mislabeled and thus deceptive.   The goods in question were made in the disputed territories.     (that was why I made the apartheid joke).

    The U.N. has ruled that those territories are not part of Israel.   Of course Bibi etc..  say they are (by the grace of "god" no less).    

    Trump made the change as a way to support Bibi and Bibi's plans to formally annex most of these disputed territories as part of Israel.

    Are you getting it now?



    Ha!  I don't pay as close attention to what's going on over there( got more personal pressing issues to be able to keep up with what goes on with territories that have been in dispute since I can remember)

    So it seems like Trump's "gift" really wan't "Pro-Israel", eh?  


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  4. 2 hours ago, Swithin said:

    The great English actor Ronald Pickup has died. A prolific presence on stage, television, and in movies, Pickup was 80 years ago. I had the good fortune to see him on stage and also remember him as the annoying but lovable Prince Yakimov in the TV miniseries The Fortunes of War. I believe the first time I saw him onstage was at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, as Astrov in Uncle Vanya, with Donald Sinden as Vanya. The last time I saw him on stage was in his Olivier Award-winning performance at the National Theatre, in Amy's View. His films include The Day of the Jackal and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and many others, but those represent only a fraction of his diverse and distinguished career.


    That long ago?  So, why are we just hearing about this NOW?  ;) 

    But seriously, familiar only with the face.  But anyone's passing is sad.   May he Rest In Peace.


  5. On 2/24/2021 at 12:56 PM, NipkowDisc said:

    some jewish groups want biden to revoke Trump's last pro-israel gift of allowing the israelis to put made in israel on their exported products.

    I gotta plastic yellow pitcher which I really like very good for picnics which says Made in Israel underneath. I shall cherish it more than ever.


    Odd that you fail to state any reason for wanting this change.  You must get your info from the same sketchy sources MM uses.  ;)  And besides....

    Since when did Israel, or any OTHER country need the "gift" of this country's "permission"  to print what they wish on their county's products?


  6. 1 hour ago, MovieMadness said:

    A mister no more: Mr. Potato Head goes gender neutral

    Is it Mr. Potato Head or not?

    Hasbro created confusion Thursday when it announced that it would drop the “Mr.” from the brand’s name in order to be more inclusive and so all could feel “welcome in the Potato Head world.” It also said it would sell a new playset this fall without the Mr. and Mrs. designations that will let kids create their own type of potato families, including two moms or two dads.

    But in a tweet later that afternoon, Hasbro clarified that while the brand is changing, the actual Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head characters will still live on and be sold in stores. In a picture posted on Twitter, the “Mr.” and “Mrs.” names are less prominently displayed at the bottom of the box, instead of the top.

    “While it was announced today that the POTATO HEAD brand name & logo are dropping the ‘MR.’ I yam  proud to confirm that MR. & MRS. POTATO HEAD aren’t going anywhere and will remain MR. & MRS. POTATO HEAD,” the company tweeted.

    The tweet came after news of the brand name change exploded on Twitter, with people asking if Barbie will change her name next. “I think Hasbro needs to drop the “Bro” and just be “Has,'” another person tweeted.

    Hasbro appears to want to have it both ways: expand the brand, while not killing off its most iconic characters, which appeared in the “Toy Story” films.


    Democrats have been pushing this in schools and now it has moved into the toy industry. Another part of the country gets ruined.

    :o  Does this mean POPEYE now works for Hasbro??    In a PR capacity? 

    Something smells fishy in this whole report. 

    34 minutes ago, hamradio said:


    Trivia...the original 1956 Mr & Mrs Potato Head were push in attachments for use on real potatoes or cucumbers if one desired.



     I do remember that(and had that set.)  They also later provided a simulated "potato" made from styrofoam that really didn't last long, but then one could always revert back to the real thing.  MR. POTATO HEAD turned out to be such a big seller that Hasbro soon found themselves "in the chips".  ;)  :D  (groan).  Some of us joked that since the popularity of the anatomically correct "Joey" doll( popularized due to TV's "All In The Family") in the early '70's that Mr. and Mrs. Potato head kits would include another certain "attachment" in it's collection.  ;) 


  7. And it seems to be starting again, thanks to Donny dimwit and his "China virus" and "Kung Flu" idiocy.  There's been a sharp rise in the number of physical attacks on Asian-Americans and Asian owned businesses.  News reports of "brave" :rolleyes:  MAGA mutts knocking down and kicking Asian seniors in their 70's and 80's.  and all kinds of other heinous behavior towards people who really haven't done them or anyone else any harm.  


  8. 15 hours ago, SansFin said:

    I have heard the botanical version: you can lead a horticulture but you can not make her think. 

    Yeah, love that DOROTHY PARKER!  :D   Good story  about her....

    As she was leaving the Algonquin Hotel one evening( after one of those famed "round table" sessions) she got to the door at the very same time another lady did.  And that lady, trying to be "cute", stepped aside and motioned Ms. Parker to go through and said, "Age before beauty."  Without a blink nor missing a beat, Parker walked out the door saying, "Pearls before swine."  :lol:

    I've kept that in my banks and have had a few opportunities to use it.  ;) 


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  9. On 2/24/2021 at 11:40 AM, MovieMadness said:

     Meanwhile FDR was making pacts with Stalin.

    So was Churchill.  Remember, the three were dealing with a common enemy.  


    19 hours ago, Vautrin said:

    As Cary Grant noted last night in Destination Tokyo, the Japanese don't have a word for love in

    their language. 

    Actually,   "Ai"  is the Japanese word for "love".   And I don't think they invented it post-war.  ;) 


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  10. 23 hours ago, TopBilled said:


    All they had to do was give him larger sized clothing and pad the clothing to make him look a bit heavier and even bloated. A wealthy man eating at fancy restaurants, consuming highly caloric sauces, drinking lots of wine and probably eating meat for every meal because he can afford it, he is not going to be slender.

    Since the character was a thinly veiled take on Hearst, we can look at Hearst at that age and see he was not thin like a 25 year old! Again I think Welles and the make-up department concentrated too much on making his facial features look older and failed to take into account how the rest of that man's body would have aged.

    We'll just have to agree to disagree on this matter.  First off, and IMHO, Welles really wasn't that "slender" to begin with, and did(to me) look heavier in his elder Kane scenes than at the beginning of the saga.   And...

    That part I put in "bold" is a fairly blatant presumption.   First, in claiming the character of Kane wasn't merely BASED on Hearst, but meant to be a CARICATURE of Hearst, all the way down to Hearst's appearance.  Second, that there's NO variance in the appearance of ANY 25 year old.  At 25, I was much thinner than my BROTHER was at 25,   And I have a nephew who, at 25 was twice the size I was at that age.  Thing is, I am now, at 70(this July)  not so thin anymore, while that nephew is HALF the size he was then.  You seem to be making too many assumptions based on what some people think SHOULD be rather than what IS.  And really, you couldn't really have expected the elder Kane to look like the elder WELLES turned out to look like, right?   I'll bet at 25, Welles had NO IDEA he'd balloon out the way he did.  Hell.  At 25 I had no idea I would either!  :o


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  11. 22 hours ago, TopBilled said:

    So you are saying Simon oversaw the casting on his films? Where do you have evidence of this? :) 

    Was saying no such thing specifically, but given the success of Simon's plays when adapted to films it could be a sure bet he could be considered as having the clout to have his two cents paid attention to by film producers.   This is possibly the only "evidence" I could come up with.

    Your witness.  ;)  (Now you can do your best Tracy as Darrow impersonation  ;) )


  12. Found something nobody could really argue with your opinion on, right?  ;)   We knew you could do it if you tried!  

    All this mode of travel will accomplish is to let me know how my CHECKS feel as they shoot through those air compressed tubes at my bank's drive-thru.  :D 

    But it's not the solar power angle that's a turn off for me, but sure, it's California's unstable topography.  No matter how well it works initially, there is that earthquake possibility that needs consideration.  But of course, if some wealthy right-winger(who pays little comparative taxes) can become wealthier from REAL taxpayers dollars, it'll get built regardless how many people can possibly, or actually DO get hurt from it's use or failure.


  13. Matthau as a "box office name" might have had a very slight margin for his getting the part.  But my money is on THE SUNSHINE BOYS being a NEIL SIMON vehicle as the major factor.  Simon, based on experience, probably trusted Matthau to turn in a sterling performance, as he did with THE ODD COUPLE .  And we covered that "too young" nonsense elsewhere.  ;) 


  14. 23 hours ago, chaya bat woof woof said:

    I found On the Riviera on one of the FX channels.  I wish they would show Wonder Man or The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (sp?) - avoid Ben Stiller version because it is a downer.

    Your spelling of Mitty is spot on.

    But I wish I'd had your warning about the Stiller movie before I lost those two hours I'll never get back.  Mitty is one of my favorite Kaye movies( and I can't honestly name one I don't like) and some folks 'round here know I'm enamored of......

    I'm old enough to still remember as a kid seeing women still wearing hats during evenings out and how hilariously funny many of them looked.  ;) 


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  15. I still disagree.  The full appearance of Welles as Kane in both the facial close up and full figure in the scene where Kane destroys Susan's room after she leaves is WAY different from the 26 year old Welles  dancing around during that celebratory dinner when Kane acquired the Chronicle's reporters.  And it was probably easier for the make-up artist since Welles never really did have a "very thin looking" face.   Just fewer chins is all.  ;) 

    And for the record( and of no relevance to this debate)  My father in law, from old photos I've seen, was just as thin(if not thinner) when he died as he was when he was back in the 1940's.  But too, there WAS a period in the late '60's into the early '70's (the decades, not his age) when he was what you could call chubby.  By the time I met him(1986) he was back to being skinny as a rail.  ;) 


  16. Using Orson Welles as an example is more sensible IF sensibly done.  Look,   There's no way in 1940 could ANYONE foresee how Welles would really look 40 years later.  Hell, even I  look heavier and balder than when I was 30,    And since I WAS pretty much skinny most of those years, my being the size I am now wouldn't have been believable.  And for the record....

    I thought that, for the times, the make-up work to make Welles look much older was an excellent job.  Same with the make-up  jobs on Cotton and Sloane.  And too, I've always noticed considerable girth added to  Welles  during his character's "elder" years.   It's not only foolish, but terribly unfair to judge make-up artist's work in making an actress or actor to look older as "poorly done" simply because at the time( and now) they didn't have a magical window into the future to see how they'd actually look 30-40 or more years from then. 

    And I added the "and now" because I've seen examples of how far off the mark that computer ageing software has been known to be.  


  17. 20 hours ago, jamesjazzguitar said:

    Knowing my grandfather and his father,  I'm not so sure Japanese Americans could be trusted.    They really believed that the emperor was a type of god, and that they were special,  unique human beings,  superior to all others.    My grandfather was part of underground rebel groups post the surrender and  never forgave the evil Americans (he never acknowledge us as his grandchild due to his intense bitterness,  as well as never accepting that emperor wasn't a god,  and therefor us half-breeds are actually worst then all others. 

    My mom and most from her generation that I know well are the most racist individuals I have ever meet.   Of course that doesn't justify the actions of the American government, but knowing this,   I don't get too upset about it (and  either did my mom or her parents since they would have demanded their government do the same).     (just like she doesn't think Japanese soldiers r-ap-ing  Korean woman was really so  bad!). 





    What I see there is two Japanese-Americans who maybe couldn't be trusted.  Certainly no threat to national security.  What would you estimate the total number of distrustful Japanese-Americans was at the time?   And since my name sounds(and is) more Russian than Polish, should I and that side of my family come under suspicion during the cold war? Or spent all those years, up until 1989 locked away somewhere?  And as for the Japanese......

    Their leaders turned out to be their own worst enemies.  Feeding civilians on Saipan  the scare tactic of telling them that the American "devils" would rape all the women and eat their children if they were taken prisoner, causing thousands to take the plunge off of "Banzai Cliff".   As if the Kamakazes weren't enough of a waste of life. 



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