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Confederacy: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (youtube.com)
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You're not going to believe what I'm about to tell you - The Oatmeal (theoatmeal.com)
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BLADE RUNNER 2049 - "Black Out 2022" Anime Short (youtube.com)
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New Rule: The City Mouse and the Country Mouse (youtube.com)
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Taibbi on the Madness of Donald Trump (rollingstone.com)
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How an underground script list changed movies (youtube.com)
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Billy Joel - Big Shot (youtube.com)
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A Batter at the Plate (self.f8andbethere)
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Village Voice Ends Print Edition, Goes Digital-Only (foliomag.com)
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Tiles for America (self.f8andbethere)
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How America Went Haywire (theatlantic.com)
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Summer Grasses — Alexandra Huddleston (alexandrahuddleston.com)
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Kid Cudi - Pursuit Of Happiness ft. MGMT (youtube.com)
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Siskel & Ebert Ed Wood (1994) Review (youtube.com)
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The Conversation (self.movies)
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re: Frank Zappa America's Moving Towards a Fascist Theocracy (youtube.com) submitted by drtom
djfrodo's reply 91 days ago

Frank Zappa was the man. Not only was he pretty much a musical genius he was definitely a radical who always presented his arguments in a very controlled, rational, and well thought out manner.

Here's his testimony at the PMRC Senate Hearing on Rock Lyrics

I'm not really a fan of his music, but like George Carlin I wish Frank was around today.

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Their Names - Burning Star (vimeo.com)
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The new culture war targeting American universities appears to be working (washingtonpost.com)
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White House: If CNN Bashes Trump, Trump May Block Merger (nymag.com)
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Room 104: Official Trailer (HBO) (youtube.com)
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Quentin Tarantino on his role models (youtube.com)
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Martin Scorsese on Stanley Kubrick (2001) (youtube.com)
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Stanley Kubrick Talks About Growing up & Learning Photography (youtube.com)
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The Men Who Were ‘The Thing’ Look Back on a Modern Horror Classic (villagevoice.com)
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Find out what makes things cool (boingboing.net)
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John Oliver, HBO Sued For Defamation By Coal Baron Robert E. Murray (huffingtonpost.com)
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This Will Destroy You - The Mighty Rio Grande (youtube.com)
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Moto G5 Plus Review - June 2017 (self.technology)
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Fishing Saved My Life! - YouTube Stars | N.O.D.R. | American Elements (youtube.com)
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America’s No. 1 song isn’t in English. That doesn’t happen often. (washingtonpost.com)
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Kanye West - Runaway (Extended Video Version) ft. Pusha T (youtube.com)
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Exposed Under the Sun (self.f8andbethere)
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Vanishing Piers (self.f8andbethere)
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Gotham Winter (self.f8andbethere)
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The Alienist [OFFICIAL TRAILER] (youtube.com)
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Bill O'Reilly Lands New Gig On Glenn Beck's Radio Show (huffingtonpost.com)
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How Leftfield's Leftism redefined dance music (bbc.com)
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re: Books I Should Have Read (self.literature) submitted by drtom
djfrodo's reply 171 days ago

Oh man, there are a ton...

I'm the sort of person who has to read a book within the first month that I get it. If I don't there's a possibility it will sit on my bookshelf for...ever.

So, one, absolutely, is One Hundred Years of Solitude. In the same category is The Brothers Karamazov (I tried twice). Any book that spans multiple generations where characters have the same names (or need to be identified by nicknames) - I'm out. They're great books, but I just can't do it.

One author who also died recently was Zen and the Art of Motorcycle maintenance author (can't remember his name). I started it twice and lost interest both times, and honestly I didn't really like the main character.

As for others...off the top of my head Under the Volcano. At some point I was attempting to fill holes in my great books reading and when I started reading it was obvious Malcolm Lowry wrote one great book (I think it's kind of like Charles Laughton and Night of the Hunter - one great work and then nothing). Lowry's vocabulary was off the charts (a dictionary was actually brought out) and I still vividly remember one of the opening scenes where the main character leaves his apartment, walks by a tennis court, and then heads into the mountains as a storm approached. That's all that happened, but the writing was so good I couldn't believe it.

It's 450 pages, and I knew it was great, and I knew I didn't have the fortitude to finish it. Alcoholism and the crumbling of a marriage in Mexico for that many pages was just too much.

I'm sure I'll come up with more.

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O.k. two more - both are insanely dense, which isn't a bad thing - but they both came along when I was not ready for them.

The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell. Anyone wanting to write fiction or screenplays for film or television should take a look. It basically lays out "the hero's journey" and how all cultures basically have the same stories/myths that bind them together.

I had just finished a book on screen writing from the Gotham Writers Workshop and thought "Now that I've got my feet wet I'll go for the best." It was sort of like reading a good, mid level novel (think White Noise by Delillo) and then taking on Gravity's Rainbow or Finnegans Wake.

The second is A People's History of the United_States by Howard Zinn. 200 pages in I was so depressed I made the conscious decision to not continue (although I should have).