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Forum: Soapbox Derby 23 March 2019, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By E. Q. Taft
As the late Jack Germond once said: "The trouble...

As the late Jack Germond once said: "The trouble with the news is that we're not paid to say 'I don't know' when we don't know."
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 March 2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 49,924
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Yeah, I certainly didn't dislike GotG 2, but I...

Yeah, I certainly didn't dislike GotG 2, but I certainly didn't love it the way I did the first one. Much like Avengers: Rise of Ultron as compared to the first one. I can watch "Avengers" over and...
Forum: Amusement Bark 14 March 2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,182
Posted By E. Q. Taft
New Endgame Trailer

Which gives us a quick glimpse at the end of Carol Danvers (out of uniform) face to face with Thor.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/TcMBFSGVi1c"...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 13 March 2019, 10:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,584
Posted By E. Q. Taft
MPs vote to reject no-deal Brexit...

MPs vote to reject no-deal Brexit (https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-47562995)



This seems to me a little bit like the flight crew of a plane plummeting towards the ground voting not to...
Forum: Social Studies 12 March 2019, 10:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,121
Posted By E. Q. Taft
All I can think of is this couplet from the song...

All I can think of is this couplet from the song "Design for Living" by Flanders & Swann:

Our boudoir on the open plan has been a huge success
Now everywhere's so open, there's nowhere safe to...
Forum: Fun House 12 March 2019, 09:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Here's an alternate link, at least for the...

Here's an alternate link, at least for the moment:

https://vimeo.com/173050475
Forum: Fun House 11 March 2019, 05:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Thanks -- I meant to do that myself and hadn't...

Thanks -- I meant to do that myself and hadn't gotten to it.

Of course the ones I didn't recognize, I don't know their names either, so, oh well. :)
Forum: Amusement Bark 09 March 2019, 04:10 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,922
Posted By E. Q. Taft
And, yes: lots of fun, enjoyed it a great deal. ...

And, yes: lots of fun, enjoyed it a great deal. So there.

I can see the point of some of the more valid criticism in terms of the characterization, but nothing that stopped me from having a good...
Forum: Fun House 09 March 2019, 03:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 463
Posted By E. Q. Taft
To be or not to be

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Forum: Amusement Bark 07 March 2019, 08:54 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,922
Posted By E. Q. Taft
A review I glanced at yesterday summed it up by...

A review I glanced at yesterday summed it up by saying something like, "At last, women get their own mediocre Marvel movie." Well, if that's the worst that can be said about it, I expect to have a...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 March 2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I don't doubt (too much) that Boehner did try to...

I don't doubt (too much) that Boehner did try to curb some of the worse impulses of his most extreme colleagues when he was in office, and that his frustration with them is genuine. On the other...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 06 March 2019, 06:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Whalephant "Idiots," "Anarchists," and "NFBSKholes": John Boehner unloads on Republicans

In 2015, then-Republican House Speaker John Boehner announced that he was retiring from Congress in the middle of his term, surrendering his position as the third-most-powerful politician in America...
Forum: Amusement Bark 04 March 2019, 07:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 570
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Luke Perry, star of 'Beverly Hills 90210' and 'Riverdale,' dead at 52

Luke Perry, who played the beloved Dylan McKay on the hit coming-of-age series "Beverly Hills 90210," has died.

Perry, 52, died Monday after suffering a massive stroke, his publicist Arnold...
Forum: Fun House 02 March 2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Traces of vaccines found on Mercury

The Mercury space rover, Trace Amounts 1,recently sent back images and analyzed dust and rocks found on the surface of the planet. To their surprise, the planet seems to have traces of the MMR and...
Forum: Amusement Bark 26 February 2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,156
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Some years back I knew a few people who went to...

Some years back I knew a few people who went to Oscar-watching parties of that nature -- an excuse to dress up a bit. I always wanted to throw one and have an actual red carpet out front, with...
Forum: Book Corner 26 February 2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Of course it's been known that Shakespeare was...

Of course it's been known that Shakespeare was inspired by earlier works, but this is apparently a previously unknown one that appears to have had an unusually large influence, so it is pretty...
Forum: Book Corner 26 February 2019, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Plagiarism Software Unveils a New Source for 11 of Shakespeare’s Plays

For years scholars have debated what inspired William Shakespeare’s writings. Now, with the help of software typically used by professors to nab cheating students, two writers have discovered an...
Forum: Amusement Bark 26 February 2019, 01:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,156
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Mark Evanier ...

Mark Evanier (https://www.newsfromme.com/2019/02/24/the-oscars-afterthoughts/)has a kind of similar take, in that you have to compare on Oscarcast to a sporting event. The really memorable things...
Forum: Amusement Bark 22 February 2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I did like this part from this nice Washington...

I did like this part from this nice Washington Post remembrance...
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 February 2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 965
Posted By E. Q. Taft
All I can say is, speaking personally, I liked...

All I can say is, speaking personally, I liked Rose; she was probably my favorite thing in that entire movie. (Well, and Finn's line to her in the chase scene, "STOP ENJOYING THIS!") Whether she...
Forum: Amusement Bark 21 February 2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 663
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Peter Tork of the Monkees Dies at 77

Peter Tork, the guitarist and wise-cracking character in the 1960s teen-pop sensation the Monkees, died today at the age of 77, a rep for the group confirmed to Variety. Speaking with the Washington...
Forum: Police Blotter 20 February 2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,565
Posted By E. Q. Taft
*grumble* Thanks for (allegedly) making life...

*grumble* Thanks for (allegedly) making life harder for actual victims of hate crimes...
Forum: Amusement Bark 20 February 2019, 03:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 643
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Whalephant Remember The Banana Splits? Well, now they're murderers

...The new horror movie version of The Banana Splits will air on Syfy at some point this year, and it concerns a little boy and his family who attend a taping of the Banana Splits TV show until for...
Forum: Social Studies 19 February 2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,018
Posted By E. Q. Taft
Onion headline provokes the usual bitter...

Onion headline provokes the usual bitter amusement.

Death Of Sailor In Iconic VJ-Day Photo Reminds Americans Of Halcyon Days When Wars Still Ended...
Forum: Soapbox Derby 15 February 2019, 11:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,442
Posted By E. Q. Taft
I made the mistake of engaging with one of his...

I made the mistake of engaging with one of his supporters once -- this was back around 1980, I'd say; they used to set up a table outside the post office where I maintained a P.O. box. They were...
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