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How America Went Haywire (theatlantic.com)
submitted by djfrodo 3 days ago to /h/politics
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Summer Grasses — Alexandra Huddleston (alexandrahuddleston.com)
submitted by djfrodo 8 days ago to /h/photography
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Kid Cudi - Pursuit Of Happiness ft. MGMT (youtube.com)
submitted by djfrodo 10 days ago to /h/music
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Siskel & Ebert Ed Wood (1994) Review (youtube.com)
submitted by djfrodo 19 days ago to /h/movies
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The Conversation (self.movies)
submitted by djfrodo 19 days ago to /h/movies
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re: Frank Zappa America's Moving Towards a Fascist Theocracy (youtube.com) submitted by drtom
djfrodo's reply 28 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)
submitted by djfrodo 31 days ago to /h/music
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The new culture war targeting American universities appears to be working (washingtonpost.com)
submitted by djfrodo 37 days ago to /h/politics
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White House: If CNN Bashes Trump, Trump May Block Merger (nymag.com)
submitted by djfrodo 41 days ago to /h/politics
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Room 104: Official Trailer (HBO) (youtube.com)
submitted by djfrodo 46 days ago to /h/television
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Quentin Tarantino on his role models (youtube.com)
submitted by djfrodo 48 days ago to /h/movies
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Martin Scorsese on Stanley Kubrick (2001) (youtube.com)
submitted by djfrodo 48 days ago to /h/movies
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Stanley Kubrick Talks About Growing up & Learning Photography (youtube.com)
submitted by djfrodo 50 days ago to /h/photography
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The Men Who Were ‘The Thing’ Look Back on a Modern Horror Classic (villagevoice.com)
submitted by djfrodo 52 days ago to /h/movies
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Find out what makes things cool (boingboing.net)
submitted by djfrodo 54 days ago to /h/science
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John Oliver, HBO Sued For Defamation By Coal Baron Robert E. Murray (huffingtonpost.com)
submitted by djfrodo 56 days ago to /h/television
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This Will Destroy You - The Mighty Rio Grande (youtube.com)
submitted by djfrodo 67 days ago to /h/music
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Moto G5 Plus Review - June 2017 (self.technology)
submitted by djfrodo 69 days ago to /h/technology
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Fishing Saved My Life! - YouTube Stars | N.O.D.R. | American Elements (youtube.com)
submitted by djfrodo 72 days ago to /h/video
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America’s No. 1 song isn’t in English. That doesn’t happen often. (washingtonpost.com)
submitted by djfrodo 75 days ago to /h/music
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Kanye West - Runaway (Extended Video Version) ft. Pusha T (youtube.com)
submitted by djfrodo 76 days ago to /h/music
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Exposed Under the Sun (self.f8andbethere)
submitted by djfrodo 80 days ago to /h/f8andbethere
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Vanishing Piers (self.f8andbethere)
submitted by djfrodo 82 days ago to /h/f8andbethere
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Gotham Winter (self.f8andbethere)
submitted by djfrodo 84 days ago to /h/f8andbethere
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The Alienist [OFFICIAL TRAILER] (youtube.com)
submitted by djfrodo 90 days ago to /h/television
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Bill O'Reilly Lands New Gig On Glenn Beck's Radio Show (huffingtonpost.com)
submitted by djfrodo 92 days ago to /h/news
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How Leftfield's Leftism redefined dance music (bbc.com)
submitted by djfrodo 98 days ago to /h/musicmakers
re: Books I Should Have Read (self.literature) submitted by drtom
djfrodo's reply 108 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).

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Bill O’Reilly Is Forced Out at Fox News (nytimes.com)
submitted by djfrodo 119 days ago to /h/television
re: If You Are A Bunny Contemplating Suicide – This Is The Book For You (designyoutrust.com) submitted by blahblah
djfrodo's reply 133 days ago

Although the peashooter is probably the best, most of these stand out due to the bunnies relying on outside forces to finish the job.

Those where their demise is more directly due to their own actions aren't as good - the shredder being the worst.

I vote for the ark. Bunnies are just saying, "fuck it, let's read and catch some sun".

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Prince's 'Sign O' the Times' Turns 30: All the Songs Ranked (billboard.com)
submitted by djfrodo 138 days ago to /h/music
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Miles Davis - Bitches Brew (1970) - full album (youtu.be)
submitted by djfrodo 140 days ago to /h/music
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Prince Starfish & Coffee Rare - YouTube (youtube.com)
submitted by djfrodo 146 days ago to /h/music
re: Congress Moves to Strike Internet Privacy Rules From Obama Era - The New York Times (nytimes.com) submitted by hal9000
djfrodo's reply 146 days ago

If you have a facebook or gmail account your info is getting sold left and right.

That doesn't make this any better, but the info your isp can access pales in comparison to what advertisers know about you. Obviously your isp can tell where you went, but do a search for a product on google and magically watch adds for that product start popping up on other sites you visit.

I think the real craziness here is the "protecting the consumer" angle that's being used to defend this.

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Feist's First Track in 6 Years - Pleasure - YouTube (youtube.com)
submitted by djfrodo 151 days ago to /h/music
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Italian Futurism, 1909–1944: Reconstructing the Universe (exhibitions.guggenheim.org)
submitted by djfrodo 153 days ago to /h/painting
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The One AM Radio - Everything Falls Apart - YouTube (youtube.com)
submitted by djfrodo 169 days ago to /h/music
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Searching for Sugar Man || A Sony Pictures Classics Release (sonyclassics.com)
submitted by djfrodo 192 days ago to /h/music