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re: Game Two (self.sports) submitted by boyfromnyc
boyfromnyc's reply 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years ago

Great photo .
It still reminds me of Seven

re: The Alienist [OFFICIAL TRAILER] (youtube.com) submitted by djfrodo
boyfromnyc's reply 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years 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 4 years ago

BCS is terrific. Jonathon Banks is a true gem.

re: Can't be a Coincidence (self.movies) submitted by boyfromnyc
boyfromnyc's reply 5 years 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). ,

re: Star Trek Beyond - how terrible was this movie? (self.movies) submitted by jimi14
boyfromnyc's reply 5 years ago

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

Also, I'm still pushing for Captain America, The Civil War.
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Best line "Help me Wanda"

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re: Bad movies that in retrospect were actually a lot of fun? (self.movies) submitted by djfrodo
boyfromnyc's reply 5 years ago

When did Meatballs become a bad movie?

My choice for the list is Ishtar.
I would watch it just to hear Beatty and Hoffman sing Little Darling.

Also on the list is Night Shift, at least the first forty five minutes.