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August 13, 2019

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Narciso

There is perhaps one true element in scarfarce, the ultimate rival sosa, based on a real life person roberto suarez, much else was total fraud, like large aspects of the departed which was ripped wholesale from infernal affairs trilogy, set in hong kong.

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

Is now a good time to mention the retired coach guy that does the color for the LLWS makes viewing almost impossible due to his accent?

For a Georgia girl used to southern accents, it is like nails on a blackboard.

Dave (in MA)

They show Mitchum grocery shopping at the Capitol supermarket in Dedham, where I grew up. The bank that's held up is around the corner from where we lived for a few years after we got married.

jimmyk

“Sometimes a movie is good enough to overlook bad/horrible accents”

I didn’t care for Brando’s performance in GF, but I and II are great.

I’m also reminded of one of my favorites, Passage to India. Alec Guinness was kind of an embarrassment playing an Indian character, but it didn’t matter that much. Judy Davis and Peggy Ashcroft were amazing. I’m in the middle of reading the book for the first time for a book club, and enjoying that, though it helps to have a glossary. Lots of Indian jargon that I had no idea of the meaning.

Porchlight

Yes, Dave (in MA) - I was curious about those locales. I moved to CT in the late 70s and places like Bridgeport (Mitchum's birthplace, incidentally) and New Haven were similar.

Narciso

Yes he also played an arabian prince, in lawrence, i think christopher lee played jinnah in gandhi.

Porchlight

Passage to India is an amazing movie, jimmyk. And like the novel, not too heavy-handed on the bumbling/corrupt colonial theme.

I think almost all the Merchant/Ivory (what perfect names for the films they made) films are top notch.

Dave (in MA)

Mitchum recorded a Calypso album back in the 50s.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8kINOFngGq8

Captain Hate

Merchant/Ivory (what perfect names for the films they made)

The first time I heard the name I kept waiting for someone to say "yeah, can you believe it?"

James D.

Narc @ 3:46

Guiness also plays a Japanese businessman in “A Majority of One” from the early 1960’s. Amazingly, he’s less miscast than Rosalind Russell as a Jewish grandmother.

And Christopher Lee did play Jinnah, but not in Gandhi. It was a bio about Jinnah.

Narciso

I stand corrected, guinness was such an emgaging character he could pull it off, likr connery in a different way,

D

Jimmyk:
We read Passsge to India in high school , junior year.
Easier to read than Lord Jim which was a real slog.

Porchlight

Amazingly, he’s less miscast than Rosalind Russell as a Jewish grandmother.

I didn't see the movie, but I don't imagine it's a huge leap from Gypsy Rose/Auntie Mame to Jewish grandmother.

Porchlight

The first time I heard the name I kept waiting for someone to say "yeah, can you believe it?"

Right. And with Ruth Prawer Jhabvala on board, it's almost like they had to make those kinds of films. Remarkable.

Porchlight

Catsmeat, thanks for the link to those vertigo exercises. I'm glad you're feeling better.

jimmyk

Agree on the Merchant Ivory flicks, but Passage to India was David Lean. And only 2 hours and 45 minutes!

jimmyk

And great work upthread, CH. I may have prematurely declared Neo the thread winner.

Dave (in MA)

Captain Hate | August 13, 2019 at 03:52 PM, that went over my head.

jimmyk

As for Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, it was only when she died a few years ago that I learned to my surprise that she was a Jew from Germany whose family managed to escape the holocaust to England before the gates were shut.

Porchlight

Oh, thanks jimmyk. I always associate it with Merchant/Ivory because of the other Forster books they adapted.

clarice

Love every single Merchant/Ivy film

Dave (in MA)

I thought Ruth Prawer Jhabvala was an Associate Justice of SCOTUS, as typed by our Floridian friend.

Neo

This means war ..

Senate Dems deliver stunning warning to Supreme Court: 'Heal' or face restructuring

Several high-profile Senate Democrats warned the Supreme Court in pointed terms this week that it could face a fundamental restructuring if justices do not take steps to "heal" the court in the near future.

The ominous and unusual warning was delivered as part of a brief filed Monday in a case related to a New York City gun law. Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., referenced rulings by the court's conservative majority in claiming it is suffering from some sort of affliction that must be remedied.

"The Supreme Court is not well. And the people know it," the brief said. "Perhaps the Court can heal itself before the public demands it be 'restructured in order to reduce the influence of politics.'"

Buckeye

They REALLY aren't going to like the SCOTUS after trump gets to pick a couple more Justices.

Femall

Porchlight

Indeed, Buckeye.

GUS

"PUNK ASS BITCHES FROM THE RIGHT" Is OK.
"FREDO" Not OK.

Dave (in MA)

"Heal" as in they want to pack it with Nude Eel activists the way FDR wanted to, 80-something years ago.

Old Lurker

Buckeye, Trump will get no more SCOTUS appointments approved in this term. If he gets re-elected, then OK.

Manuel Transmission

Dave: 4:40 LMAO!

joan

I posted this on the last thread. Think it's interesting if you're still wondering "What Happened To Spygate?" :) It's a youtube my sister sent me on an interview with Tony Shaffer.

Really gets interesting about 20 minutes in about Clapper, Brennan, Rice, et al. using their position and access to foreign intelligence, etc., to leak information to affect a U.S. election. Also mentions Peter Strzok. (grrr)

Includes comments on the integrity of intelligence collection system, U.S. citizens are presumed to be innocent and respected by FBI investigating. Mentions there are Sources, Methods, Process to follow. The "coup" against candidate Trump and President Trump included violations of U.S. citizens.

We have to cleanse the system and Shaffer is certain that's what Barr is doing right now (paraphrase) because the people who performed coup manipulated information re domestic politics.

Government investigating U.S. citizens must follow EL12333 and Shaffer is sure that we are going to do it and hold past officials accountable.

(I wonder.) :)

I like his voice :) and I feel calm right now, so today I am confident this investigation and process will hold people accountable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVHeNImj9f8

Spygate Indictments Coming, Says Former Intelligence Operative Tony Shaffer

James D.

I didn't see the movie, but I don't imagine it's a huge leap from Gypsy Rose/Auntie Mame to Jewish grandmother.

You'd think that. But watching the movie, Guinness is a lot more believable than Russell.

It's a good movie, well worth the two hours.

henry

realDonaldTrump

True! Without being stuck at an airport, where CNN buys (at a big price) an uninterested audience, they’ve got nothing going. @CNN is BAD for America!

[retweets a reminder that CNN is mostly airport viewing]

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Heh.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-08-12/facial-recognition-software-mistook-1-in-5-california-lawmakers-for-criminals-says-aclu

Dave (in MA)

So the error was that they missed 4?

hrtshpdbox

For instance, IMO GF3 is better than Scarface.

DePalma :spits on floor:

henry

realDonaldTrump

It always happens! When a Conservative does even a fraction of what Chris Cuomo did with his lunatic ranting, raving, & cursing, they get destroyed by the Fake News. But when a Liberal Democrat like Chris Cuomo does it, Republicans immediately come to his defense. We never learn!

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Will Roberts cave?
Is this the excuse he was waiting for?


https://www.foxnews.com/politics/senate-dems-deliver-stunning-warning-to-supreme-court-heal-or-face-restructuring

Several high-profile Senate Democrats warned the Supreme Court in pointed terms this week that it could face a fundamental restructuring if justices do not take steps to "heal" the court in the near future.

The ominous and unusual warning was delivered as part of a brief filed Monday in a case related to a New York City gun law. Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., referenced rulings by the court's conservative majority in claiming it is suffering from some sort of affliction which must be remedied

hrtshpdbox

Trump has got to mean Hannity, who gave a big attaboy to Cuomo for going ballistic when someone insults him with his family around.

Pinandpuller

I like how the guy on Fredo’s right says,”You’re more reasonable in person than you are on TV.”

http://www.ocregister.com/santa-anas-troubled-spurgeon-school-renamed-to-the-chagrin-of-local-historians

James D.

Sens. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, Richard Durbin, D-Ill., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y

Let's see...

A crooked liar, a crooked liar, a loon, a criminal, and a woman whose family is implicated in the NXIVM sex cult.

Why the eff are any of these people taken seriously? Why are thy not institutionalized for their own good and that of society?

Buckeye

Buckeye, Trump will get no more SCOTUS appointments approved in this term. If he gets re-elected, then OK.

Roger that OL.

Hope I'm not engaging in any wishful thinking.

henry

James D, they are institutionalized- in the Senate.

D

JamesD:
Separate branches of government which these ignorant senators don’t understand.
How dare they tell the court how to do their job.
Can you see what would happen if the court tried this nonsense on them.
Telling them what bills to support.
These are foolish , dumb people whose constituents mistakenly voted into office.
The only way they will leave government is if they die.
We are stuck with these dummies until that happens.

hrtshpdbox

Nothing is working out for Dems, and they have no real-world solutions, so they go for the fantasy solutions like impeachment and court packing.

mike in houston

I haven't been in a movie theater since I saw 'Master and Commander' in 2003. If you want to have a pleasant evenings entertainment, stream the wonderful small film, 'Local Hero'.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Fredo memes

https://mobile.twitter.com/GrrrGraphics/status/1161279956099457025

Manuel Transmission

Narc, I sent those two links about Cowlumbus and the mob connections with Wexner to a couple buds from the neighborhood and got this response from a lawyer buddy.

I actually worked on a closing across the table from Art in '81 or '82. I thought he was a decent guy and easy to work with. The circumstances of his murder indicated it was clearly a hit: he was shot early in the morning on someone's front door step in a suburban neighborhood. There was indication that he had been running sometime. Art was a tax guy - and that I always suspected was the source of his murder. Some tax scheme was exploding and he was chosen as the way to silence it.

As I said before, I’m amazed that all that was going on without me having a clue.

Captain Hate

Local Hero is a JOM fave.

henry

@realSaavedra

BREAKING: Man Sues CNN’s Lemon for Alleged Sexual Assault

"After putting his hand down his shorts he 'vigorously rubbed his genitalia' and 'shoved his index and middle fingers into [the man's] mustache."

Lemon allegedly asked: "Do you like pussy or dick?"

https://twitter.com/realsaavedra/status/1161386477042843648?s=21

Captain Hate

Captain Hate | August 13, 2019 at 03:52 PM, that went over my head.

The two words are associated with colonies and empires, specifically British.

D

Lemon is a real piece of work.
He should be fired.
He is a dangerous, aggressive person who lies on tv with impunity.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--'vigorously rubbed his genitalia' and 'shoved his index and middle fingers into [the man's] mustache."--

I gotta say 'mustache' is not the word I was anticipating after the brackets, unless that's some sort of homo euphemism I'm unfamiliar with.
As Charlie Brown might say, Blech!

cathyf
Separate branches of government which these ignorant senators don’t understand. How dare they tell the court how to do their job.
I agree with maryrose -- senators threatening the Supreme Court is the ONE THING that will unite all 9 justices into going nuclear on them. What they did was really clueless.
MissMarple3

I don't want to hear anyone in the media tell me how low class President Trump is. Especially Don Lemon!!!

Captain Hate

I can almost guarantee that Yeller will say those Senators were emboldened by a weak Chief Justice.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

--Separate branches of government which these ignorant senators don’t understand.
How dare they tell the court how to do their job.
Can you see what would happen if the court tried this nonsense on them.--

The constitution gives congress immense power over the Federal judiciary including determining what if any jurisdictions they have [excepting SCOTUS's original jurisdiction] and whether any federal courts besides SCOTUS even exist. Since the Constitution is silent on the number of SCOTUS justices it is certainly conceivable Congress and the executive might have the power to determine that as well. Of course the final arbiter of that question would be the SCOTUS so...

D

Iggy:
The Dems are in the Senate minority.
They are just throwing their weight around.
They have no real power in Oz, thank God.

henry

Just start publishing the AGW increase per additional SC Justice. Use as much science as the Green Nude Eel [none].

henry

The head of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission said he’s prepared to break up major technology platforms if necessary by undoing their past mergers as his agency investigates whether companies including Facebook Inc. are harming competition.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-13/ftc-chief-says-willing-to-break-up-companies-amid-big-tech-probe

Melinda

narc-

It's $25.

https://twitter.com/EvelynLouise8/status/1161407700057513985

Might have to do that despite spousal disapproval.

GUS

I'm just pleased that Clinton, and Obama did so much to bring CHINA into the ECONOMIC world of nations.
Not to mention IRAN.

Buckeye

The only way they will leave government is if they die.
We are stuck with these dummies until that happens.

Well, I will add them to my early onset rigor mortis prayer list.

matt - deplore me if you must

Actually I think Fredo was channeling Sonny Corleone except he don't have the F'in stones. (That's Brooklynese)

matt - deplore me if you must

I think Cazale did an incredible job in Dog Day Afternoon. Who would have had the guts to play a pre-op trans at that time (and long after). Died way too young.

I go back to the scene in Godfather II when he gets in the boat and am still amazed. That ending was operatic, as was the ending of III.

The greatest trilogy in film history.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

I'll take John Ford's cavalry trilogy.

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

The Daily Beast has a story I won't link about the NYT struggling with its news coverage in these hyperpolarized times. Apparently the struggle Amurikkka's conscience faces is being hyperpartisan enough themselves, since the only actual criticism detected was they were too easy on Trump and once actually wrote a nondefamatory headline about him.

Captain Hate

Take a bow, Golden State

https://freebeacon.com/issues/california-introduces-radical-anti-semitic-high-school-curriculum/

D

NYT and the Washington Post and even the WSJ are useless now.
What a shame.
I know where to get the real news without the propaganda bias.
Remember, no matter which Republican in the future is President, we can expect more of the same behavior.

matt - deplore me if you must

I went on a dating web site just recently and some sort of hot looking woman "liked" me, so I wrote a nice message.

Her response asked me what my politics are.

Sheesh....

I think this may a extinction event if we continue on this path. After all, Lysistrata was a comedy.

D

Iggy:
Is “ She Wore a Yellow Ribbon” part of that trilogy?

D

Matt:
You are a wonderful , caring and giving person.
The right person is bound to discover you.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Matt, 7:38, save this link for future occurrences

https://m.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1162672030431252&set=p.1162672030431252&type=3&theater

Another Bob

I presume that means you didn’t answer Matt?

Stephanie Nene Not Your Normal Granma

It was an opportunity the Trump reelection campaign couldn’t refuse.

President Trump’s 2020 campaign wasted no time Tuesday in selling “Fredo Unhinged” T-shirts to piggyback on the controversy over CNN anchor Chris Cuomo’s unhinged viral video rant.

For $34, Trump supporters can get a T-shirt with unflattering screen grabs of the host from the video where he rages against a man who called the anchor “Fredo.”

“CNN’s Chris Cuomo is Fredo!” the Trump campaign shop says of the “limited edition” T-shirt that went live at 3:45 p.m. Tuesday.

“The truth hurts. He totally lost it. Help us annoy Chris Cuomo and buy your ‘Fredo Unhinged Tee’ now!”

Dave (in MA)

Cazale wasn't the tranny. That was Chris Sarandon.

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Turned off my aging T430 Lenovo ThinkPad, it said "installing 3 updates".

Now it won't turn back on. No light goes on, no sound of drive or fan.
Silence. The on/off does seem to click.

The on/off switch chose that moment to break?
Internal fuse blew? Power supply died?

I can't believe an update would produce this symptom.
Time to find a Geek Squad, or are there tips I can try?

Narciso

The last film was oblique about il estado profundo in the 70s. Only the aspect that involved the vatican. Not p2 that invokved the security services and prominent busimessman tha went back to the 40s. Michaels old joke 'the higher he tried to go legit, the more corrupt people he encountered like a thinly veined michael sindona.

Narciso

The last time we followed your advice we got manchester:

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/brexit-could-trigger-world-war-7928607?fbclid=IwAR3pAPfviLQsnJtkRk24w24RFeopghYWHxpATGy7EpNLZvwfIBMJbK_wKao

DrJ

ThinkPads have a light that goes on when it is plugged into the wall (the old one did, and yours is pretty old!). Do you get that light?

Narciso

That was an old piece, but this notion that only the uk held in check by a germam eagle is the only solution

Jane

Can someone email Lyle and tell him we miss him. He is interesting as hell. I don’t know what the fight was about, but sheesh.

Narciso

I guess i would phrase it differently:
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7353937/Trump-claims-blamed-Hong-Kong-violence.html

President-Elect Jim,SunnyvaleCA

Thanks DrJ, I think no light but I'll check again when I'm there.

Narciso

Stacey abrams will not be running for president, restrain your laughter.

Porchlight

Master and Commander and Local Hero are two of my faves, mike in houston.

Narciso

I think this is reasonable

https://mobile.twitter.com/jseldin/status/1161377074130673664

Narciso

I think humberto spells out my objections well:

https://babalublog.com/2019/08/13/did-fredo-and-the-mob-really-run-pre-castro-cuba-like-the-democrat-media-hollywood-complex-always-claims-the-fully-documented-record-will-probably-shock-you/?utm_campaign=shareaholic&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=socialnetwork&fbclid=IwAR2vOqsNXpg75W9mIBjMFVspT0uDD1vXd_eSwJW6PAhTO6qDZQPRD3_8nIY

macthenaif

Lyle was not involved in the fracas, but the detritus turned his stomach.

Narciso

The rosato bros, were probanly thr cellinis who later became big players in the bahamas in the 60s

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, Fort Apache and Rio Grande were [not in that order] John Ford's cavalry trilogy, maryrose.
Here's a good overview of the three flicks.

Narciso

Seems like the situation has stabilized:
https://mobile.twitter.com/Michael_Yon/status/1161396391593119745

clarice

Iggy, very excellent summary of that story about the NYT

Narciso

Otoh:

https://mobile.twitter.com/CBSEveningNews/status/1161406080586518528

DrJ

Jim,

If you have no light illuminated when on outside power, then I'd bet that either your power supply or your power brick has gone bad. There's a light on mine (X61 tablet), and I think there is one on your too.

If you are not sure that you have said light, Lenovo/IBM service manuals are superb, and you can find yours with a simple search if you don't have it.

If you are running on batteries, you also should see a light, but a different one (unless it is hibernating). In that case your batteries have died. Then try plugging in in!

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

China is going to have a very hard time covering up what they do in HK the way they did Tienanmen. And if they can't Xi has to know much bloodshed might very well produce a world reaction that ends the fragile regime he sits atop.
OTOH, this is not a riskless time for Trump either. He can't be seen as caring more about trade or politics if there is a massacre or even the relatively peaceful destruction of HK's meager autonomy. That and whatever congress's vomitous gun control effort will be can do him a lot of harm if he doesn't play them well.

henry

@realDonaldTrump

henry

Oops.... forgot the important bit:

@realDonaldTrump

No debate on Election Security should go forward without first agreeing that Voter ID (Identification) must play a very strong part in any final agreement. Without Voter ID, it is all so meaningless!

Narciso

What can he realistically do, he put rhetorical as well aa policy to try to dislodge maduro, noe oreventing xi from doing something is a little easier,

Narciso

Oh really:

https://mobile.twitter.com/TheLeadCNN/status/1161394540026191875

Ignatz Ratzkiwatzki

Not sure how I never knew that Phil Alvin of The Blasters went back to school after The Blasters broke up and earned his masters in math and AI at UC Long Beach and later got a PhD from UCLA.

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