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Eucalpytus P. Millstone

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  1. Well, it certainly seems that all of The Vaccinated in this discussion certainly think and act as one, jamesjazzguitar.
  2. One person got COVID and survived? Talk about absolute nonsense! Yo, MW3, what about folks who are fully vaccinated contracting COVID-19? I'm not against people getting vaccinated. I'm against people forcing people to get vaccinated. The Pro-Choice battle cry, I think, applies regarding vaccination: My body! My choice!* It's none of my business what people do or don't do regarding vaccination . . . or anything, for that matter. * And FYI, not everybody who employs that mantra is Republican.
  3. Unlike Vaccination pushers, I'm not trying to convince anyone to do anything. Who's asking you to care about what I do? Not I! What "misinformation" am I posting? How do you know that "those who do get covid down the line" will "suffer damage to their heart and lungs"? You got that right: what I do is no concern of yours. So why are you upset?
  4. I pretty much share LawrenceA's tastes from The Twenties to the The Sixties. Regarding Fifties and Sixties chillers, I'd include more Hammer Films Horrors and also Poe Pix from American International Pictures. 1970s The Abominable Dr. Phibes Asylum Baron Blood The Beast in the Cellar Count Yorga, Vampire Cry of the Banshee Deep Red Dracula Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde Dr. Phibes Rises Again Frankenstein and the Monster from Hell Frankenstein: The True Story Frogs Hands of the Ripper Horror Express House of Dark
  5. One size does not fit all! ================= A colleague tested positive for COVID-19 two weeks ago. He was "out of the office" (A figure of speech. My employer thankfully permits employees who can work from home to work at home.) for precisely one week. The following week, during a cloud meeting, he reported that he was feeling better (his symptoms were severe headaches and nausea, a nasal swab test revealed his infection). Punch Line for The Vaccination Police: My colleague was not vaccinated. He refused to get vaccinated. Indeed, he reported that nobody in his immediate famil
  6. IMO, folks blame other folks when they are unable to control (important term!) a situation and/or other folks. Regarding the pandemic . . . From my P.O.V., The Vaccinated are blaming The Unvaccinated because The Unvaccinated won't do what The Vaccinated want them to do -- to wit, they can't have their way. I firmly believe that the only reason that The Vaccinated are "concerned" about The Unvaccinated is because The Unvaccinated's refusal to do "the right thing" annoyingly inconveniences them and irritatingly impacts their (The Vaccinated's) lives. "Because of YOU, I: Must
  7. I'm not a fan of "one-shot" cinema. Watching such movies makes me claustrophobic. I feel trapped by the filmmaker who forces me to see via his/her limited and (for me) ofttimes dull vision and perspective. In real life, I could be walking down a street and a lovely lass passes by, distracting me to shift my attention and watch (ogle) her. In a one-shot flick, the filmmaker could be walking down the same street. But when the desirable dish passes by, his/her attention will stay focused on whatever protagonist/character/object/scene is important to the plot. Hey, Man! Did you SEE
  8. Riiiiiiigghht! Because a person can live like a king on UI and stimulus checks. I live in a high-priced market where the cost of even a hovel starts at almost one million dollars. I realize the the cost of living in my 'hood dramatically differs from the COL in other parts of America. But, how anyone could become "spoiled" living on unemployment and stimulus checks is beyond my comprehension.
  9. A phrase that I heard once on the radio, long ago, from a Britisher, and which has been indelibly and permanently stuck in my mind: "Work was made for Man. Man was not made for work." I believe that philosophy. Unless one is a "workaholic" doing something one truly loves ("I can't believe I'm getting paid for this!"), work is a drag. I work because, unfortunately for me, my father's last name wasn't Getty, Vanderbilt, or Rockefeller. If I didn't have to work, I wouldn't. During this pandemic, I think that some people -- who have the luxury of doing so -- are refusing to wor
  10. lavenderblue19, Hey, thank you for truly hoping. I always wear a mask when I venture outside my residence. More, I also steadfastly practice "social distancing" (a snap for a recluse such as I!). I'm doing my part! Unlike irritating, whiny, depressed extroverts -- who are ever so unhappy and suffering and who cannot stand their own company -- unable to restrain themselves from fraternizing and socializing because they oh so desperately need human contact. Besides not being vaccinated, I also have never been tested for COVID-19. To date, I am hale and hearty . . . and happy
  11. While listening to Rain, I wondered why John Lennon did not ask recording engineers to tweak his vocal register (as was his wont) on the words "rain" and "fine" to make his voice sound higher (or maybe he did ask). Reportedly, Lennon "hated the sound of his own voice" and typically requested engineers to make it sound different. I always found his extremely nasal falsetto on later Beatles songs and on his solo records annoying. OK, John, you didn't like your voice. But why did you want to sound like Tiny Tim's British cousin? Regarding Ringo's drumming, I really dig his solo on
  12. What is the point, I wonder, of relentlessly and tiresomely nagging, scolding, and ridiculing folks who -- for whatever reasons -- aren't vaccinated because they don't want to be vaccinated? The argument "to be a good citizen -- be a 'patriot' -- and protect the health and welfare of others" falls on deaf ears of misanthropes and antisocial types who don't care about the welfare of others. The idealistic naïveté that Everybody Cares About Everybody I find extremely annoying . . . and childish. IMO, selfishness is a trait common to both The Vaccinated (who, first and foremost, are in
  13. Ohhhhh, a multitasker, eh? IMO, To Live and Die in L.A. deserves one's complete, undivided attention. But, that's just me.
  14. I have zero musical talent. When I was in middle school, I was briefly in the junior high school orchestra, on trumpet . . . which I played very badly. First tune learned: I Love You Truly, which I horribly and contemptibly mangled. I was such a sloppy player that my trumpet had an "incontinence problem," requiring the water key (spit valve) to be constantly "relieved." Around that time, Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass was the arguable Numero Uno brass band. Alpert was my inspiration. But no amount of dedication and perspiration from me was ever going to cure my musical ineptitud
  15. NoShear, It's possible. I searched the Web for "Olympic Auditorium, New Year's Eve 1979" and came up with zilch. So it's entirely possible that I mixed up the dates. I distinctly remember that Green on Red was one of the advertised bands. Because I'd never heard of -- or heard -- Green on Red. I was familiar with Black Flag, Fear, and X -- although not actually a fan of any of those bands (and Punk Rock, for that matter). It's possible that not all of the advertised bands played that New Year's Eve gig. Perhaps there were substitutions. Although I wasn't really into Punk Ro
  16. I dig innovative, avant-garde UPA animation, helmed by Stephen Bosustow -- Gerald McBoing Boing, The Unicorn in the Garden, the Mr. Magoo 'toons. My favorite UPA cartoon?
  17. Ditto. I can't find the gig on concert lists for the bands. A memorable night for several reasons: The aforementioned mugging. Seeing a punker covered in blood and smiling like an idiot, return to friends in the seats after having been on the floor Slam-dancing (the stupidest dance style EVER!). It was the day before 1980 and the conservative "Reagan Revolution" began. 18th and Grand: The Olympic Auditorium Story
  18. It's New Year's Eve 1979. En route to a NYE Punk Rock concert at the historic Olympic Auditorium, a friend of mine and I were mugged (details available upon request). Performing at the concert: Black Flag, Fear, Green on Red, and X.
  19. I enjoyed Los Tallos Amargos, particularly the Expressionistic dream sequence. The story's twists and turns kept me riveted. After believing that I had figured out characters' motivations, and expecting a familiar Noir trope and plot development (Okay, I know where this is going), I was pleasantly surprised when my presumptions were wrong. Kudos to the Film Noir Foundation for restoring this Argentine gem, in particular, and for searching for, and presenting, World Noir, in general. The FNF, Noir Alley, and NOIR CITY are wise and resourceful in doing so. Can't keep showing the same ol'-sa
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