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Trump's Medical Report (self.politics)
submitted by boyfromnyc 32 days ago to /h/politics
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Game Two (self.sports)
submitted by boyfromnyc 117 days ago to /h/sports
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NFL Protest (self.politics)
submitted by boyfromnyc 139 days ago to /h/politics
re: Feist's First Track in 6 Years - Pleasure - YouTube (youtube.com) submitted by djfrodo
boyfromnyc's reply 334 days ago

I tried ,but couldn't get there.
I listened to a few other pieces with the same result.
I like more grit in my music.

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A Lesson Learned (self.movies)
submitted by boyfromnyc 444 days ago to /h/movies
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Stand up and Get Over It. (self.sports)
submitted by boyfromnyc 486 days ago to /h/sports
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Can't be a Coincidence (self.movies)
submitted by boyfromnyc 505 days ago to /h/movies
re: The best television show of all time? (self.television) submitted by djfrodo
boyfromnyc's reply 509 days ago

I'm thinking "The Prisoner"

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Dear Prudence Follow Up (self.music)
submitted by boyfromnyc 519 days ago to /h/music
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Rampant Narcissism (self.politics)
submitted by boyfromnyc 13 days ago to /h/politics
re: Trump Accuses Democrats of ‘Treason’ Amid Market Rout (nytimes.com) submitted by eugene
boyfromnyc's reply 13 days ago

Where is the outrage?
Where are Ryan and McConnell?
Why is the only damning commentary coming from Jeff Flake, a self imposed lame duck Republican senator ?
Labeling Democrats who chose not to support his narcissism as treasonous and un- American
has moved our government and country closer to the worlds phony " democracies " we claim to loathe.

It cannot and should not be categorized as "another Trumpism".
Repeated comments and actions which undermine our institutions have a cumulative effect.
" Say it often enough and loud enough a, people start to believe it"

The shithole comments are all but forgotten.
This latest assault mus be answered.

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Why ? (self.politics)
submitted by boyfromnyc 16 days ago to /h/politics
re: Cleveland Indians Will Abandon Chief Wahoo Logo Next Year (nytimes.com) submitted by sportsguy
boyfromnyc's reply 19 days ago

Allie Reynolds, a member of the Creek Nation, pitched for Cleveland before coming to the Yankees.

Reynolds was nicknamed " Big Chief".

Jim Thorpe, a member of the Sac and Fox tribe, distinguished himself playing for the Carlisle Indians,
prior to his Olympic and professional football and baseball career.

To the best of my knowledge, neither objected to playing for the " Indians"

re: What Makes a Movie a “Cult” Film? (thoughtco.com) submitted by drtom
boyfromnyc's reply 25 days ago

The Day The Earth Stood Still.
,
Klaatu barada Nickto,

Groundhog Day

re: Trump's Medical Report (self.politics) submitted by boyfromnyc
boyfromnyc's reply 31 days ago

Donald Trump is the ultimate three cars monte player.
His ability to masterfully hide the Queen, keeps both political parties, the Country,
and all us citizens guessing and off balance.

To date his strategy has been "successful"

re: What Makes a Movie a “Cult” Film? (thoughtco.com) submitted by drtom
boyfromnyc's reply 32 days ago

Night Shift, Carney, Morgan.
High Noon, more classic than cult,

Who Shot Liberty Valence?
Easy Rider

Ishtar

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Addendum to the Addendum (self.politics)
submitted by boyfromnyc 35 days ago to /h/politics
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Addendum to Penultimate Post (self.politics)
submitted by boyfromnyc 36 days ago to /h/politics
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Shame (self.politics)
submitted by boyfromnyc 36 days ago to /h/politics
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Oklahoma Scam (self.sports)
submitted by boyfromnyc 83 days ago to /h/sports
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A Car Salesman (self.science)
submitted by boyfromnyc 87 days ago to /h/science
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Warren Zevon (self.music)
submitted by boyfromnyc 87 days ago to /h/music
re: Game Two (self.sports) submitted by boyfromnyc
boyfromnyc's reply 107 days ago

Agreed. Regardless of my love/hate feelings for the Yankees, Girardi seemed like a class act.

re: Game Two (self.sports) submitted by boyfromnyc
boyfromnyc's reply 109 days ago

Koufax and Don Newcombe
What a treat.

re: Harry Dean Stanton, Character Actor Who Became a Star, Dies at 91 (nytimes.com) submitted by bogey
boyfromnyc's reply 156 days ago

An impressive body of work.
I remember Repo Man, one of my favorite B movies.

Eight different characters on Gunsmoke supports your comment.

Also, I watch Escape fom New York at every opportunity, but I most admit I watch because
of Kurt Russel as Snake Plikksen.

Thanks, Harry!

re: Walter Becker Was A Master Of Musical Understatement (npr.org) submitted by drtom
boyfromnyc's reply 167 days ago

An amazing article, takes a few readings to appreciate, (begin to).

Walter Becker was born in Queens County

re: Jerry Lewis, comedy king and master of slapstick, dies at 91 (washingtonpost.com) submitted by drtom
boyfromnyc's reply 182 days ago

Not a fan. Have never understood French fascination.
He became cruel as he aged.

Maybe I am as well.

re: The Job of a White House Photographer (pbs.org) submitted by drtom
boyfromnyc's reply 195 days ago

I'm not really qualified to comment , but I'm guessing under Trump the job is a bitch.

What a fantastic name, Shealah Craighead,
Ian Fleming would be proud.

re: Lissie - Kid Cudi live cover - Pursuit Of Happiness (youtube.com) submitted by djfrodo
boyfromnyc's reply 195 days ago

I have not heard it., nor am I familiar with Lissie.
I will listen again.

Somewhat related, last week MSN listed songs where the cover was better,

Hendrix is not one of my favorites, but his version of "Watchtower" tops Dylan's.

Also IKe and Tina's "Proud Mary" gives CCR a run.

re: Black Rock - The Infamous Stringdusters - YouTube (youtube.com) submitted by drtom
boyfromnyc's reply 259 days ago

You think?

However I'm not sure some of them don't have six fingers,

re: Flowers & Stone (with story introduction) by Bettman & Halpin (youtube.com) submitted by drtom
boyfromnyc's reply 263 days ago

Hey Son Do You Want To Join The Big Top

Thanks, DrT.

How did we miss the Acoustic cafe?

I know it was the Snake Lady

re: The Road to Nowhere (self.f8andbethere) submitted by drtom
boyfromnyc's reply 269 days ago

Great photo .
It still reminds me of Seven

re: The Alienist [OFFICIAL TRAILER] (youtube.com) submitted by djfrodo
boyfromnyc's reply 275 days ago

I really liked the book.

Caleb Carr is worth the read.

re: 'Alien: Covenant' Proves 'Franchise Fatigue' Really Means 'Boring Movies' (wired.com) submitted by donisthorpe
boyfromnyc's reply 275 days ago

Late last week NPR did a review of Alien Covenant.
While not going over the top, the he clearly liked it more than this reviewer.

More interestingly he described the creature in the original as part phallic symbol and used motorcycle parts.

Some imagery just gets to you.

re: BBC Music - Sgt Pepper - Meet the Band (bbc.co.uk) submitted by jimi14
boyfromnyc's reply 278 days ago

Carl Jung, of Pepsi Cola fame. in his interview talked about the sex drive and the inferiority complex.

Carl, they're the same #@*&%^ thing.

Hadn't heard God On Our Side in a long time. As I listened, he was singing about Manifest Destiny.
I wonder if we are still experiencing the same thing on a global basis.

re: BBC Music - Sgt Pepper - Meet the Band (bbc.co.uk) submitted by jimi14
boyfromnyc's reply 278 days ago

Fantastic.
Whenever I think of The Beatles, particularly attempting to select their best work, not song, I always
start with Rubber Soul.
However, it is impossible not to have my musical mind say Sgt. Pepper.

I don't think there isn't an absolute answer.

P.S. I cannot put the White Album in the same category

Now you have me thinking.

For best song I am torn between You've Got to Hide Your Love Away and Norwegian Wood

re: Books I Should Have Read (self.literature) submitted by drtom
boyfromnyc's reply 288 days ago

Thanks foe the help DJ.
As I hoped, I picked up a few suggestions.
I think I will start with The Magus, although I may have to call the Jesuits
for help with the Latin.

re: Books I Should Have Read (self.literature) submitted by drtom
boyfromnyc's reply 293 days ago

I want add Spice Box of the Earth- Leonard Cohen

re: Books I Should Have Read (self.literature) submitted by drtom
boyfromnyc's reply 293 days ago

I have given this considerable thought and I think of any books I should have read.
I truly hope that isn't as arrogant as it sounds.
I Know there are a gazillion books I should read, and I'm sure I will get turned on by other headcyclers lists.
which outside of Dr Tom's post I have not yet seen.

At the same time I don't want to be perceived as a follower waiting to be told where to go next.

I thought of some "classics' which I gave up on finding them boring, e.g. Call of the Wild, On the Road,
The Great Gatsby and most of Sir Arthor Conan Doyle.

However as I considered the question I realized I have a list of books I should reread.

I offer the following in complete list:
A Canticle for Leibowitz
The Good Soldier Schweik
Macroscope
Stranger in a Strange Land
Dune
Do Robots dream of Electric Sheep, (or something like that)
All of Vonnegot
The Pill Versus the Spring Hill Mine Disaster
All Quiet on the Western Front.

I'd put Lord Of the Rings and the Hobbit on the list but the movies have kept them fresh in my mind.

I can't wait to see other lists.

re: Politics of Climate Change (youtube.com) submitted by kermit
boyfromnyc's reply 297 days ago

Why are my Senators and Congressman like Whitehouse?

Answer-- Because I live in Florida

re: The Most Powerful Plant on Earth? | The Hemp Conspiracy (youtu.be) submitted by cheechsmith
boyfromnyc's reply 305 days ago

First, the beginning of this video is strangely reminiscent of Alien.
Second, and much more important, I grind hemp seeds, mix them with flax I have ground
and mix it with my oatmeal or yogurt.

No scientific data, but my urologist thinks it may be helping my prostate.

Of course, he would look for anything that maintains a low PSA.

Stay tuned.

re: Live Jelly Cam - Monterey Bay Aquarium (youtu.be) submitted by kermit
boyfromnyc's reply 311 days ago

Dr. Tom , you nailed it.
It took me a few days to catch up with this, but I am so glad I took the time.

re: J. Geils Band - Centerfold - YouTube (youtube.com) submitted by drtom
boyfromnyc's reply 311 days ago

I had forgotten how much fun Centerfold engendered.
Thanks.

re: Bob Odenkirk on 'Better Call Saul' and the Return of Gus Fring (nytimes.com) submitted by administrator
boyfromnyc's reply 316 days ago

BCS is terrific. Jonathon Banks is a true gem.

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If You're Traveling in East Central Alabama (Thanks Bob) (self.travel)
submitted by boyfromnyc 519 days ago to /h/travel
re: Can't be a Coincidence (self.movies) submitted by boyfromnyc
boyfromnyc's reply 447 days ago

Aw, cm'on. they aren't that bad. Planning on seeing Dr. Strange tomorrow night.
I'll give you my reactions.

Reviews aren't all that matters. See earlier discussion re good movies that no has seen.

Yes, you did get the "help me Wanda" reference, almost worth the price of the ticket by itself

Your 'fuck these movies" approach is a clear ripoff of Cicero's First Catalinian oration.(It's like term papers, there are only seven originals). ,

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Worth a Listen (self.music)
submitted by boyfromnyc 463 days ago to /h/music
re: Star Trek Beyond - how terrible was this movie? (self.movies) submitted by jimi14
boyfromnyc's reply 466 days ago

Besides that Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?

Also, I'm still pushing for Captain America, The Civil War.
.

Best line "Help me Wanda"

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Who's Next ?( Apologies to The Who, still one of the great album covers) (self.literature)
submitted by boyfromnyc 490 days ago to /h/literature