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Well, it (Desierto)'ll do until some good sci-fi shows up...


And, show up it did; check out Passengers with Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt. A colony ship/luxury liner awakens one of its sleeping clients without indicating why...and they won't 'get there' for ninety more years.....

It isn't The Mote In God's Eye (Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, 1974; forty-plus years later, still no one has made a movie of it), but extremely well done!

Bonus point: Jennifer ('The Hunger Games') does a good job as a blonde...
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well, i finally got to see the whole "flintstones - on the rocks" special. here's the opening:




seems it was produced by gennedy tartakovsky, the guy who did "dexter's laboratory" and a bunch of other stuff for adult swim.

the special was recently uploaded to archive.org. watch it / download it here:
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it had its moments, particularly the opening scene above and the delicious bowling / claymation scene. other than those, it wasn't all that different from a regular episode, altho i thought it was a little more cynical than playful.
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Now I'm about to throw this here thread back a few cogs...


I just had to find it, found it, will watch it soon...

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Amazing what a little language modification can do...I forgot that there was an uncensored version.

Now, going back a few more cogs; how about a 44-minute documentary on my favorite WWII aircraft. And the beancounters wouldn't even let 'em use the superchargers that were part of the design ! ! !

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C.W. McCall - Convoy - YouTube

I just had to find it, found it, will watch it soon...

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man i ate that stuff up back in the day. i was like 12yrs old with a 23-channel CB radio and a decent antenna on the roof when that movie came out.

i learned the lingo, half-idolized big riggers, and spent a lot of time jawing on that thing. there was sort of a semi-southern accent in vogue on CB, and by copying it, i think that's when i started to get good at doing voice impressions, which later even helped with singing and being in musicals.

one time on CB, before my voice had turned, i found out that most people i talked to thought i was a girl. i kind of lost interest after that.


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really? what's the story on that, gregg?
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Got to say I was just expecting some corn ball laughs and not a lot else from the Convoy and it delivered on that score, that said it really had a lot more on offer and was really greater then the sum of it's parts.

Was well worth a second look see after all those years..

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Really? what's the story on (the 'beancounters'), gregg?
After war in Europe messed with everybody's heads, the US Army Air Core ordered 67 planes, and England joined France to order six HUNDRED sixty-seven (but GB was so experienced with aerial conflict that they rejected the one thing that made the high-performance plane what it was); France, however, fell to the Nazis and GB was left holding the bag for the entire order. The planes were such dogs, though, (what the hell would you exPECT?) that GB cancelled the remainder of the order after taking delivery of just three! Does that, or does it not, sound like beancounters at work?

From then on, P-38 was strictly an AMERican fighter. The video covered this in about 1-1/2 minutes starting at 06:00.

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Steve, are you referring to the scene in the movie? I ran the music video several times, but failed to see anything resembling a pinball machine (so, no points for me, I guess...)
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I've been re-watching the show "Louie" lately. It's really great. I like the mix of sad and funny and irony; it's sardonic.

It also reminds me of personal stuff in my life though, which makes it harder to see. But I'm planning on getting around that to finish the last couple seasons.
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I've been re-watching the show "Louie" lately. It's really great. I like the mix of sad and funny and irony; it's sardonic.

It also reminds me of personal stuff in my life though, which makes it harder to see. But I'm planning on getting around that to finish the last couple seasons.
i'll have to check that out. i watched louis CK's 2017 standup special and found it fairly mediocre for him. other stuff i've seen of his in the past has been pretty hilarious.

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btw, this is an adorable subreddit:
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if you have RES (reddit enhancement suite) installed, the clips will play right in browser when you hit the movie icon. that way you won't have to go offsite to watch them.

all the greats are there-- buster keaton, charlie chaplin, mary pickford, harold lloyd, fatty arbuckle...... enjoy!
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i'll have to check that out. i watched louis CK's 2017 standup special and found it fairly mediocre for him. other stuff i've seen of his in the past has been pretty hilarious.
Yeah, his 2017 stand-up special wasn't the best, but the previous ones are great. I highly recommend the show Louie though, it's good. The first season is mediocre or pretty good, and after that it gets even better.
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I really liked Louie, it's a completely different show than anything else. Very unconventional. I haven't seen the new special yet though.

I watched Jim Jarmusch's newest movie "Paterson" last week. I've always been a big fan of his movies, but didn't care much for his last one ("Only Lovers Left Alive") and didn't have much motivation to watch this, but finally got around to it and don't regret it at all.

It's about a week in the life of a bus driver in Paterson, New Jersey, played by Kylo Ren/Adam Driver. It has very little plot outside of him being a bus driver who writes poetry, but it's captured in a very memorable way. I could really relate to the character and his daily randomness. Don't get me wrong, it's a bit artsy-fartsy, but for me it was very memorable. I look forward to watching it again.
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Oh and this...OK..OK..do music clips count Ike?

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cool... i'll take a listen when i get back, steve.

as for pearl jam, i still routinely listen to their crazy-different version of "someday at xmas" that stevie wonder originally did. i'm not particularly a fan of theirs, but that one was pretty genius i thought.
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That's an amazing mellow version of "Rolling Stone". This one is the exact opposite. Right after a limey nitwit calls him Judas because he dared to plug in his guitar (the monster!), you can hear Bob tell The Band to "play it fucking loud!" They do. They also play it fucking great.

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Guess that's the difference that uppers vs downers make, though a great artisan competes their craft as only those that can assume their third person knows.
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well, dang. sherlock kind of petered out, and now i'm left jonesing a bit for a good detective series.

i did try watching a bit of the basil rathbone stuff and found it limp as a stale biscuit. not saying that because i have anything against older movies (i routinely enjoy stuff from the teens and twenties), but the jeremy brett stuff is just leagues better IMO.

then i tried watching a couple poirot episodes with david suchet, but he's such an annoying character that i just don't see myself getting in to it. agatha christie herself even came to hate him after a few years, according to WP.

"murder, she wrote" with angela lansbury was pleasant, but thoroughly TV-ish and dominated by TV conventions. it's funny how columbo is an even more dated series, also obeying the all-important TV format, yet still rises well above it, somehow. i think maybe sometimes a show needs to take itself seriously and sometimes it needs to lighten up...
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No doubt about it Adam West was quintessential.
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Thank God I wasn't trying to date a girl in the 50's.

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"One of Richard Dawson's trademarks on Family Feud, kissing the female contestants, earned him the nickname The Kissing Bandit. Television executives repeatedly tried to get him to stop the kissing.[7] After receiving criticism for the practice, he asked viewers to write in and vote on the matter. The mail response was 704 against and 14,600 in favour.[8] On the 1985 finale, Dawson explained that he kissed contestants for love and luck, something his mother did with Dawson himself as a child.[1][9] Some viewers complained when he kissed the cheeks of non-white women, but in a 2010 interview he defended his actions, saying that "It's very important to me that on Family Feud I could kiss all people... I kissed black women daily and nightly on Family Feud for 11 years, and the world didnít come to an end, did it?"

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Can we be certain that he wasn't simply auditioning ladies for his next 'Bob Barker Moment'?
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