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Does anyone wonder if today's TCM movies were intended toward the theme of our commander-in-chief visiting England at this time? Some of today's titles:

A Wicked Woman (didn't he refer to Hillary in such a way during a debate?)

High Wall

Conspirator

A Yank at Oxford (but maybe the Laurel and Hardy title would have been better)

Just a coincidence I'm sure. Here's the thread to use though if you notice another instance of some possible alternate reason for one of TCM's themes going forward.

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I can't imagine why anyone would bump this to off-topic; the subject is humor about TCM's programming schedules. The idea is that the next person picks another group of scheduled movies and jokes about an alternative reason for the theme of that day, all in good fun.

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As I hope this thread is reconsidered for moving back to the General Discussions board, of course it's all kidding aside with today's theme on the TCM schedule, as I'm sure I convey our shared respects to all those who gave so much for the cause of freedom 75 years ago today.

"The Longest Day" really was a great achievement as all-star movies go. I am surprised they're not including "D-Day: The Sixth of June" within the tribute considering it's such an important anniversary.
 

 

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On 6/5/2019 at 1:35 PM, Defenestrator said:

Does anyone wonder if today's TCM movies were intended toward the theme of our commander-in-chief visiting England at this time? Some of today's titles:

A Wicked Woman (didn't he [Trump] refer to Hillary in such a way during a debate?)

 

You made it political, so it is Off Topic category.

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First, my appreciation that it was decided to move the thread back to General Discussions, so it can retain the humorous context in which it is intended.

Cid, I appreciate your wanting to keep discussion from veering into the unfriendly, but in response, I would respectfully suggest that I didn't make it political. I merely followed what the common link was between the movie titles and that happened to lead to a political subject. Had it been a group of titles that led one to think of something as apolitical as Beatles songs, or some gossip story about Kanye West and the Kardashians, or characters from "Game of Thrones," that would have been the subject of that joke. But wasn't the president the first thing that popped into everyone's minds when they saw the movie title "High Wall"? I thought it deserved a chuckle among us all, nothing really more than that, and I thought the first responses indicated we were all interacting in good fun and the next person could add their own joke whether it had a political angle or not. All it required was enough patience to give the thread a chance based on the next few jokes in it.

Further, I would suggest that touching on the political shouldn't sweep an on-topic discussion away, as just about everything is political to some degree, and further, if that is the rule, at what point does honest discussion start to lose its meaning? Admittedly a discussion for another thead. But I do want to make clear that my humor is usually intended for even the subjects of the joke to enjoy, assuming they would be equally gracious to other people, and of course assuming they actually have a sense of humor about themselves. My favorite comedy is actually from the old school when celebs would rather make themselves the butt of the joke than someone else, such as Jack Benny making it about how cheap he was, when we all know he was one of the most generous people on the planet, and Dean Martin would make it about his drinking, when you would never find a more pleasantly professional person to be around. I would actually prefer if all our current famous people were of such quality that our humor could be so nonabrasive and still responsibly honest. In my post, I didn't mention the president by name, and you wouldn't know in my mentioning the insult he levied against his opponent that she is someone I actually hold in high regard. And I say that aside from all politics, just as I would say about Ronald Reagan, Charlton Heston, Barbara Stanwyck, Bob Hope, James Stewart and John McCain on one side of the aisle, and Jack Lemmon, Gregory Peck, Robert Redford, Katharine Hepburn, Paul Newman, Joanne Woodward and Sidney Poitier on the other.
 
But anyway, onto the next joke and I hope keeping the original intent of good clean fun with today's movie titles...but (Oh, no!)... just by chance it leads me to somebody in the world of politics again.
 
I would suggest that today's theme with the TCM schedule could be Mr. and Mrs. Dick Cheney on one of their hunting trips. Among today's movie titles:
Attack
The Rear Gunner
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney
Buried Loot
Satan Met a Lady
 
The next joke, anybody?
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The thread is humor about today's movie titles on TCM. The subject they lead to is merely the natural progression of whatever the common link is. Nothing off-topic so far. That someone decides that idea arrived at naturally is something to be censored, removed or altered in some way is in itself politically motivated. My response nevertheless was respectful and unapologetically honest, with the intent of maintaining the humorous spirit that I intended. My central idea from the beginning to now is still whatever the joke would be from a day's listings. If your "point" is you can't think of a nonpolitical one, feel free to select another day's movies and come up with a funny common link that has nothing to do with politics.

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5 minutes ago, Defenestrator said:

Wait, that's political!

Oh, sorry, I was thinking of John Wilkes Booth.

Just as an FYI:  I have no issues with political discussion at this forum (general discussions),  or any other forum like Chit-Chat.    It is the moderators that set the rules and they are the only ones that can move threads and they often do when a thread gets "too political" in general-discussions.    

But I agree that one should be able to find humor in the daily TCM schedule without being political  (but due to our current political situation,,,,,  some folks are thinking politics 24 \ 7).

 

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On 6/5/2019 at 2:01 PM, RoyCronin said:

Yes, in which case Nasty Habits, (1977 with Glenda Jackson, Melina Mecouri, Geraldine Page, Sandy Dennis and Anne Jackson) would have been appropriate.

Which, was, just incidentally, Watergate moved by writer Murial Spark into a convent. Sandy Dennis got all the best notices for being the John Dean stand-in.

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I like to put titles together as sentences based on what they put back to back. From today we had, "On moonlight bay booked for safe keeping", "So you want to play the horses, Alice Adams?" "The last of Mrs Cheney buried loot," and "Satan met a lady, so you want to be a detective."

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On 6/8/2019 at 4:50 AM, LonesomePolecat said:

I like to put titles together as sentences based on what they put back to back. From today we had, "On moonlight bay booked for safe keeping", "So you want to play the horses, Alice Adams?" "The last of Mrs Cheney buried loot," and "Satan met a lady, so you want to be a detective."

So great that you posted this. It reminded me of the following which I started working on a few months ago and then abandoned. My idea was to try to tell a story using only the titles of Henry Fonda movies. As you can tell, it still needed work in some spots where I left it off, but if anyone wants to take it to try and improve it, feel free:

 

If You're Fonda Short Stories...

Once upon a time in the West, there was a crooked man ... the wrong man ... the male animal... the man who understood women.

I met my love again, the lady Eve. Rings on her fingers ... 12 angry men swarm sex and the single girl roller coaster in harm's way. A big hand for the little lady.

The battle of the bulge--yours, mine and ours. Welcome to hard times--the longest day. Wild geese calling the story of Alexander Graham Bell ... Young Mr. Lincoln ... Jesse James. Never give an inch midway how the west was won.

Advise and consent, you only live once failsafe. The farmer takes a wife way down east on golden pond. That certain woman jezebel tentacles the magnificent dope. Sometimes, a great notion ... you belong to me. The best man roots the next generation. I dream too much the moon's our home.

Gideons trumpet the trail of the lonesome pine meteor. The fugitive drums along the Mohawk, my darling Clementine.

My name is Nobody.

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TCM gone rowdy? Equivalent to Jimmy Kimmel's segments of unnecessary censorship bleeping things that seem to be objectionable but really aren't, here are the titles of some films scheduled for June that would suggest a change toward airing more risque programming than TCM is used to; but before an outraged rush to ban such fare, please read the actual description of each film to see how innocent it really is:

Sat. 6/15 8:09 AM - FAMOUS BONERS (1942) - This short film looks at three instances of people who either caused or were the victims of errors.

Tues. 6/18 1:00 PM - FORTY LITTLE MOTHERS (1940) - A girls'-school teacher stumbles on an abandoned baby.

Fri. 6/21 8:00 PM - IRMA LA DOUCE (1963) - Never mind, the missing "H" leads to a slightly different pronunciation.

Not my usual type of humor, but it fell into that "movie titles write the joke" theme.

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