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Iconic “North by Northwest” monument focus of “woke” forces?

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Can't forget great music.

Gotta go and find someone to pull wool with. . . .

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1 minute ago, slaytonf said:

Can't forget great music.

Gotta go and find someone to pull wool with. . . .

Then may I suggest Little Red Riding Hood?

(...she sure is lookin' good...she's everything that a big bad wolf would want...ya know)

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56 minutes ago, Dargo said:

ut THEN there was ALSO Sam the Sham's  "WOOLY Bully" TOO!

My ship was in dry dock at Long Beach when this was popular, 66? 67? It was always at the bar I frequented, as well.

I'm perfecting my capacity for non-sequitur replies. 

What's that you say? I've been an expert for years?

Well, I will now ask something a bit more germane to the subject at hand. Has anyone seen the movie? Or, better put, has anyone seen it lately? Is there anyone here who tried but could never get through it? I'll add a trivia question. What are the NbBW famous initials.

Now, if you'll excuse me (and I'm sure you will), there is an old desert road I need to visit. I'm sure it will be quite boring.

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3 minutes ago, slaytonf said:

That what Matty saw?

Well, that's what she told Hatty, anyway.

(...but of course this was all just secondhand information)

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10 hours ago, JeanneCrain said:

So, when is our woke revisionist priesthood going to insist on blowing up Mount Rushmore?

They already are.  And the governor of South Dakota asserted : "Not on my watch!" 

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21 minutes ago, laffite said:

My ship was in dry dock at Long Beach when this was popular, 66? 67? It was always at the bar I frequented, as well.

I'm perfecting my capacity for non-sequitur replies. 

What's that you say? I've been an expert for years?

Well, I will now ask something a bit more germane to the subject at hand. Has anyone seen the movie? Or, better put, has anyone seen it lately? Is there anyone here who tried but could never get through it? I'll add a trivia question. What are the NbBW famous initials.

Now, if you'll excuse me (and I'm sure you will), there is an old desert road I need to visit. I'm sure it will be quite boring.

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Well laffite, IF that desert road might pass through Sedona, feel free to stop on by and we can maybe discuss over a glass of beer (OR wine if you prefer):

a) Gutzon Borglum and his mastery of the hydraulic hammer-drill

b) If Cary Grant could have REALLY thrown Adam Williams off George Washington's face so easily like he did in that flick

c) Sam the Sham's greatest hits

AND

d) How to help perfect your abilities with the non-sequitur

(...just give me an ETA is all I ask)

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20 minutes ago, Dargo said:

Well laffite, IF that desert road might pass through Sedona, feel free to stop on by and we can maybe discuss over a glass of beer (OR wine if you prefer):

a) Gutzon Borglum and his mastery of the hydraulic hammer-drill

b) If Cary Grant could have REALLY thrown Adam Williams off George Washington's face so easily like he did in that flick

c) Sam the Sham's greatest hits

AND

d) How to help perfect your abilities with the non-sequitur

(...just give me an ETA is all I ask)

Sure, love to. Just so that Sedona place has no crop dusters.

Of your suggestion for confabs, I think I would prefer (D). About the ETA, sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that. The element of surprise is essential for non-sequitur fanatics.

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I can't stand the original poster's propensity for starting sh&t-stirring threads.

I find her attitudes racist. She continually mixes inflammatory political views with discussions of classic film and people take the bait.

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5 minutes ago, TopBilled said:

I can't stand the original poster's propensity for starting sh&t-stirring threads.

I find her attitudes racist. She continually mixes inflammatory political views with discussions of classic film and people take the bait.

I have been writing nonsense on this thread. Is that better?

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3 minutes ago, laffite said:

I have been writing nonsense on this thread. Is that better?

If it drowns out her rhetoric, then I would say yes.

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I notice there's a large bird hovering over Geo. Washington's head in one of the photos.

I hope the bird won't poop on old George. Cleanup on Potus 1.

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1 minute ago, TopBilled said:

If it drowns out her rhetoric, then I would say yes.

Down with rhetoric, up with non sequitur. This latter stratagem works great as a drowner of rhetoric ... or anything for that matter. There is no greater way to change the subject as non-sequitur.

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*Ahem*  To paraphrase:

A traveller, by the faithful hound,
Half-buried in the snow was found,
Still grasping in his hand of ice
That banner with the strange device,
      Non-sequitur!
 
(With apologies to Mr. Longfellow)
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1 hour ago, laffite said:

I have been writing nonsense on this thread. Is that better?

Yeah, I noticed that.

Sure wish you'd stick to the topic at hand at least occasionally around here, laffite!

(...you should follow my lead in this regard, ya know...I'd never steer you wrong)

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Does anyone remember an episode of Star Trek (Kirk) where a robot gained entry to the bridge and was threatening bad stuff. The crew was throwing multiple questions at the entity. Most of his replies were "Non-Sequitur." I didn't know what that meant at the time. Was I alive and attentive enough to look it up. Noooooooooooooooooooooooo !

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11 minutes ago, Dargo said:

Yeah, I noticed that.

Sure wish you'd stick to the topic at hand at least occasionally around here, laffite!

(...you should follow my lead in this regard, ya know...I'd never steer you wrong)

Uh, do I detect the grating of nerves?

And I thought you were with me on this.

Well, since you would never give me a bum steer ...

... I'll try.

(I predict a LIKE for this)

...

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9 minutes ago, slaytonf said:

*Ahem*  To paraphrase:

A traveller, by the faithful hound,
Half-buried in the snow was found,
Still grasping in his hand of ice
That banner with the strange device,
      Non-sequitur!
 
(With apologies to Mr. Longfellow)

WAIT! Clyde Longfellow said THAT?!

Wow, when I knew him, he was still working on conjugating his vowels.

Although he DID have a strange tendency to throw out the word "Excelsior" from time to time. Could never quite figure that one out.

(...gee, I wonder what ever happened to ol' Clyde)

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3 minutes ago, laffite said:

Uh, do I detect the grating of nerves?

And I thought you were with me on this.

Well, since you would never give me a bum steer ...

... I'll try.

(I predict a LIKE for this)

...

Hey, who ME?!

Haven't I ever told ya my policy about that sort'a thing?...

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(...okay, so this isn't from NbNW...just from another old movie that TCM shows all the time)

 

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6 hours ago, slaytonf said:

With regard to the reference.  I am sure all the persons represented in that gargantuan offense to the natural beauty of the area, had they the opportunity to see it, would have been horrified at the appropriation of their images for quasi-deification--to say nothing of the monuments on the Mall.  Had they the choice, they would have demurred, saying the place was good enough as it was.

That's likely, particularly in Teddy's case:

Unlike some (ahem-you-know-who) people who believe presidents have to be "good enough" to end up on Mount Rushmore--and campaign to be the fifth one, if there's room--it's suspected that Gutzon Borglum intended Rushmore to be a monument to American Expansionism:  In addition to patriotic Washington and Lincoln, we also have Jefferson, who sent Lewis & Clark to discover the great frontier, in his dream for Manifest Destiny, and Roosevelt, the first president to appreciate the American west, and created the new movement to preserve it.

(Oh, and You-Know-Who is also likely trying to figure out how to be "good enough" to get your face on the money, and why Andrew Jackson and Ulysses S. Grant got there along with that Hamilton guy and President Ben Franklin.)

1 hour ago, slaytonf said:

 A traveller, by the faithful hound,

Half-buried in the snow was found,
Still grasping in his hand of ice
That banner with the strange device,
      Non-sequitur!
 
(With apologies to Mr. Longfellow)

(I feel glad that I was able to Tweet that one to Stan Lee before the end.)   😇

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(Hey, psst, here's a paraphrase for ya)

A warrior, a man from a mighty creed,

Half-buried in the snow ... indeed,

Still grasping in his hand of ice

That instrument of great suffice,

   Excalibur!

(No apologies. I don't apologize to nobody)

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14 hours ago, David Guercio said:

Not the new normal.

I prefer to call it the new abnormal.

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4 hours ago, laffite said:

Does anyone remember an episode of Star Trek (Kirk) where a robot gained entry to the bridge and was threatening bad stuff. The crew was throwing multiple questions at the entity. Most of his replies were "Non-Sequitur." I didn't know what that meant at the time. Was I alive and attentive enough to look it up. Noooooooooooooooooooooooo !

You're probably thinking of I, Mudd.

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