djfrodo

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re: Microsoft Quietly Says it Keeps and Transcribes Your Conversations —Sometimes Even if You Chose Not to Let Them (thedailyshitter.com) submitted by chovy
djfrodo's reply 8 days ago

At this point I think it's safe to say that any free cloud based service is going to have access to any of your info.

If the product is free, you are the product.

re: Michael Bennet might be the Democrats’ best chance to beat Trump - The Washington Post (washingtonpost.com) submitted by jeannie
djfrodo's reply 39 days ago

also there's a paywall and you can't read this is incognito mode...so it's kind of pointless.

re: Michael Bennet might be the Democrats’ best chance to beat Trump - The Washington Post (washingtonpost.com) submitted by jeannie
djfrodo's reply 39 days ago

I have zero respect for George Will, and I think him being "ahead of the pack" is...a joke.

He's shilled for Reagan, the Bushes, and every "conservative" candidate since he's been writing.

I'm not saying Bennet doesn't have a chance, but listening to George Will is a huge mistake.

re: Trump and Tanks (self.comedy) submitted by boyfromnyc
djfrodo's reply 54 days ago

I think that's his idea of a "strong leader". He definitely wants an old school Soviet parade and I'm sure at some point he'll probably get one.

re: Hootie & the Blowfish, Great American Rock Band (nytimes.com) submitted by drtom
djfrodo's reply 76 days ago

I would have to disagree. I think HatB are one of the worst bands of the 90s. Name a single any single, that's memorable. There are't any. I won't down vote, but...wow.

re: Senior Old Town Road Parody Hilarious 🤣 - YouTube (youtu.be) submitted by pinkylove
djfrodo's reply 77 days ago

This...repeats 3 times and is...well judge for yourself but "hilarious" is not a word I would use to describe it.

re: R.I.P. Alvin Sargent (nytimes.com) submitted by drtom
djfrodo's reply 104 days ago

Yeah this guy was pretty great. Paper Moon is, I think, a movie that's be highly overlooked and he did win for Ordinary People (although Raging Bull should have won that year).

RIP

re: Fact-checking can’t do much when “dueling facts” are driven by values (coloradoindependent.com) submitted by jeannie
djfrodo's reply 106 days ago

By example. The problem (which this article points outs) is the examples set on either side of the isle are completely opposed to one another, and after the they're set they're pretty much impossible to change (gun control, abortion, D vs R, etc.).

re: WATCHMEN Official Trailer gives you second thoughts (youtube.com) submitted by better_expert
djfrodo's reply 108 days ago

It would be nice if this...had sound.

re: Siren Full Movie HD - Season 2 - buzzporn (buzzporn.ga) submitted by markleroy
djfrodo's reply 131 days ago

Maybe a link to the trailer would be a good idea. Headcycle will embed it if it's vimeo, youtube, or daily motion. If not, just a like to the trailer would be fine.

re: I know that guy from somewhere. (nytimes.com) submitted by drtom
djfrodo's reply 135 days ago

I would definitely say Seymour was a great character actor. The Wes Anderson films are probably what's he's best know for, but in the 60s he also worked very closely with John Cassavetes.

He really was that "guy I know from somewhere" actor, but he was really good at it.

re: The Twilight Zone - "The Comedian" Episode (youtube.com) submitted by djfrodo
djfrodo's reply 140 days ago

Seems they disabled playback on external websites, so hit the direct Youtube link

re: How to Score the Same Movie Scene as Four Different Genres (youtube.com) submitted by jeannie
djfrodo's reply 145 days ago

Of all the genres this guy touches on, I'd go for horror.

The "inspirational" is the most boring.

Even though he might be trying to sell effects, it's still a good vid.

re: Celebrate Vivian Cherry (nytimes.com) submitted by drtom
djfrodo's reply 161 days ago

Wow. Good one. The shot of the kid in the peacoat is pretty amazing.

What's crazy is she danced in nightclubs and burlesque on Coney Island, and on Broadway, then gave up dancing, and in the middle of her photography career she just...stopped for 25 years. Then in her 80s she decided she wanted to be a war photographer and her son had to talk her out of it.

She was also married and divorced 3 times and a widower once.

What's up with amazing NYC street photographers named Vivian?

re: Trump Hugs Flag (self.politics) submitted by boyfromnyc
djfrodo's reply 174 days ago

Or the flag will be wrapped in it.

After the Cohen testimony we're on a dark, dark timeline moving forward.

re: Trump, " I Take Him At His Word" (self.politics) submitted by boyfromnyc
djfrodo's reply 174 days ago

I think most of his supports don't even pay attention enough to know any of this happened, and if they did, I don't think they would care.

For anyone paying attention, of course not. In the three countries you mentioned the rulers, toa varying degree, try to controller every facet of the daily lives of...everyone.

re: Its job is done. (self.f8andbethere) submitted by drtom
djfrodo's reply 183 days ago

Nice shot. The three planes make it work. So does the color.

re: A Night at The Garden (youtube.com) submitted by niepce
djfrodo's reply 189 days ago

Calling this a doc is kind of a stretch. It's well done in terms of editing and sound, but it's pretty thin.

It's great that it was made but this isn't the best short doc of the year.

Weirdly, my guess is it will win.

re: I want to offer a great present for my friends who are going to become new parents. Which one from these travel strollers do you think is the best choice? (littleonemag.com) submitted by zonafiscally
djfrodo's reply 189 days ago

You're a little obsessed with strollers : )

As for your question I have no idea.

re: Trump Declares National Emergency to Build Border Wall (nytimes.com) submitted by lyndonb
djfrodo's reply 189 days ago

Here's the full speech for anyone who wants to take a look.

re: What would the Rockies do if Thanos snapped away half their roster? - (purplerow.com) submitted by jeannie
djfrodo's reply 192 days ago

I don't really have a lot of confidence in the Rockies front office to do much of anything except make the team good enough to sell booze and make tv advertising money - but maybe that's just me.

re: Elizabeth Warren kicks off presidential bid with challenge to super wealthy — and other Democrats (cnn.com) submitted by lyndonb
djfrodo's reply 196 days ago

In my opinion this is really not a good move, she should stay in the Senate.

First, and it's unfortunate that this is even an issue, she's a woman.

The 2020 election is probably more important than any that have come before it, so I think the Dems need to run the most straight forward (re: boring) candidates they can. Two white Christian men, one from the midwest (probably the VP) and one who's inspiring.

No Corey Booker, no Kamala Harris, no Elizabeth Warren.

Unfortunately I don't think Biden or Sanders are electable either.

So, I think it's some mix of Hickenlooper, Beto, or Michael Bennet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2aO_3-RA00

re: A Few Days Ago, Asteroid ‘2019 AG3’ Narrowly Missed The Earth’s Surface (evolving-science.com) submitted by duncanfatt
djfrodo's reply 216 days ago

This article is geek as hell, and I love it. I kept thinking about the flick Armageddon, and whether or not we could actually blow up or guide a massive asteroid (that we knew would hit earth) away from hitting the earth.

Obviously (and unfortunately) it's not really possible.

re: Barry HBO Show Review - Everything About 'Barry' Is Strange (esquire.com) submitted by jeannie
djfrodo's reply 235 days ago

Yeah this is the best show I've seen in a while. I can't really wrap my head around it, but this is a show unlike anything I've ever seen.

Hader absolutely kills it, and he directed 2 episodes.

Here's a great interview with Winkler and Goldberg about the show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McHGgGFpX4M

edit: here's another with Berg and Hader - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNfuOj7WmcE

re: Dave Barry’s Year in Review 2018 (washingtonpost.com) submitted by jeannie
djfrodo's reply 236 days ago

Paywall, and...I know Dave is loved but he's a bit - how shall I say this?

He's really out of date and not that funny anymore.

re: Trump: Give Me a Wall or I’ll Close the Southern Border (nymag.com) submitted by eugene
djfrodo's reply 237 days ago

Yeah, we're not in Kansas anymore. We basically elected a reality show host as POTUS who has no idea what:

1) a trade deficit is

2) that tariffs are pretty much a poison pill for all involved

3) that Mexico is the 4th largest trading partner with the US

I think we're...kind of fucked. January 3rd can't come soon enough, but even then Cheeto Mussolini will be even more disruptive, just to distract his cult like "base".

It's going to be a looooong 2 years.

re: Ansel Adams’ pictures of Los Angeles recall an era of war factories and 10-cent hot dogs (medium.californiasun.co) submitted by niepce
djfrodo's reply 262 days ago

Even if these aren't "peak Ansel Adams" they're pretty damn good. The guy had the eye, and even when he was - in his mind - at his worst, he's better than most people at their best.

re: His last dance (npr.org) submitted by drtom
djfrodo's reply 266 days ago

The Last Tango in Paris is a weird one. I sort of get what they were going for - it's kind of "A Star is Born", but in terms of sex.

It's an older man who is on a downward spiral with an young woman who's just coming into her sexuality.

The butter scene is still pretty weird. For film geeks it's great, but I get why it sort of fell into obscurity.

re: Dave Chappelle - killing them softly (youtube.com) submitted by grotted
djfrodo's reply 266 days ago

Repost, but I really don't care. It's probably the best stand up of the 2000s. The segment about Chip and drag racing perfectly sums up a lot about race in America while being clever and absolutely inoffensive.

I know Dave went on to do his show, but man I wish he continued to do stand up when he was young.

re: "Everybody Street" - Street Photography (shutterbug.com) submitted by drtom
djfrodo's reply 267 days ago

This is a truly great doc.

I took the liberty of reposting this to /h/documentaries, which can be found here: https://headcycle.com/h/documentaries/comments/e89e6fd57636/everybody-street--full-movie

here's the direct link on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KGECoR7KCUE

and here's another one everyone should watch (Style Wars - 1982): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9KxbaSU-Eo

re: His last dance (npr.org) submitted by drtom
djfrodo's reply 271 days ago

I know The Last Emperor won every Oscar it was nominated for, but I think The Conformist is by far and away the best thing he ever did, and very pertinent to where we, as Americans, find ourselves now.

It's also one of the most beautifully shot films...ever.

re: The Greatest Year in Music? (npr.org) submitted by drtom
djfrodo's reply 283 days ago

I would say 1968 through about 1971 was the greatest time period for what most people consider "rock music".

Without a doubt 1989 through 1993 was the golden age of hip hop

As for jazz...I think 1958 through 1960 would be first, culminating with Kind of Blue, the most successful jazz album of all time.

Jazz did continue to amaze until about 1975 when everyone went electric.

As for the years that were the most eclectic I'd say 1978 - you have disco, punk, and the early years of hip hop. 1991 also works. It had the most bizarre collection of popular hits - grunge, hip hop, neo soul, indie rock, pop, and something new called "electronica" or "dance music".

Rock part 2 would be 1954 to 1958 when it really became popular. I can't imagine what it would have been like to hear this weird new music that made teenagers and their parent loose their minds - for very different reasons.

I'd also give an honorable mention to 1939 and 1925-1928

As for the greatest year ever? I have no idea. I'd probably go for 1968 or 1978.

re: Jared Polis elected America's first gay governor in Colorado (denverpost.com) submitted by eugene
djfrodo's reply 291 days ago

Honestly I didn't know he was gay until he won.

Good on CO.

re: Their Names - Burning Star (vimeo.com) submitted by djfrodo
djfrodo's reply 314 days ago

I did. It's a good track, it's just too short.

re: KavanaUGH (self.politics) submitted by boyfromnyc
djfrodo's reply 320 days ago

If I interpret your comments correctly, you are opposed to him because of his judicial philosophies and his politics

You do know the man has perjured himself and used stolen emails to go after Clinton right?

Add to that his temperament and his politics, which are obviously partisan, and then choose one, some or all of those reasons - that's why I don't think he should be on the SC.

re: KavanaUGH (self.politics) submitted by boyfromnyc
djfrodo's reply 321 days ago

When KavanaUGH was nominated, I realized he and I had different political stripes,
but I believed him to be a qualified jurist.
Maybe that is still the case.

Sorry but after watching the "hearing", the perjury, the stolen emails in the Clinton case, etc. I can't really see how anyone could think K is an acceptable choice to a lifetime appointment to the SC.

If you look at his record he's basically going to take down R vs W, continue to let dark money into elections, allow gerrymandering, and cover Trump's ass but doing away with double jeopardy laws (basically states can't prosecute crimes if it's tried at the federal level - a reversal of a law which has been around since basically forever).

K is a partisan hack.

/rant

re: Julie Swetnick Accuses Brett Kavanaugh Of Sexual Misconduct, Alleges He Was Present During 'Gang Rape' (huffingtonpost.com) submitted by lyndonb
djfrodo's reply 332 days ago

That's what's so ironic about it - his own ridiculous "defense" might be the thing that brings him down (or not...because of the magic R).

re: Julie Swetnick Accuses Brett Kavanaugh Of Sexual Misconduct, Alleges He Was Present During 'Gang Rape' (huffingtonpost.com) submitted by lyndonb
djfrodo's reply 332 days ago

Guess who was at Beach Week in 1982 and put it in his calendar?
The calendar that supposedly shows his innocence and is also probably our next SC justice.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/26/us/politics/kavanaugh-calendar.html

re: Hear 'Woman,' Cat Power's New Song With Lana Del Rey : NPR (npr.org) submitted by drtom
djfrodo's reply 371 days ago

I loved her earlier stuff, but...this isn't it.

Sorry, but, it's...not good.

re: Don't let Donald Trump pick justice unless Mueller clears him on Russia (usatoday.com) submitted by sushilp
djfrodo's reply 404 days ago

We'll that's a nice thought...unfortunately if the Dems don't control the Senate or the House there's really nothing they can do at this point, and even if they did the Republican base would scream about a "deep state" coup.

Vote in November!

But I think Trump's pick is going to get fast tracked onto the SCOTUS.

re: Jim Jefferies: This Is Me Now (netflix.com) submitted by langhorne
djfrodo's reply 406 days ago

It's o.k. I guess.

Jim look shaken...I think real life sort of impinged on his comedy, and he relies way to heavily on his old material (which was brilliant, btw).

Overall it's better than most, but not really a great set in general.

re: Scott Pruitt quits as head of US environment agency (bbc.com) submitted by eugene
djfrodo's reply 415 days ago

Yeah this guy was basically using his office to enrich himself and he had a very bizarre fascination with personal safety and flying where ever he wanted on government jets.

His court cases will linger on for years, and it couldn't have happened to a nicer guy : )

re: WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? - Official Trailer [HD] (youtube.com) submitted by djfrodo
djfrodo's reply 419 days ago

Btw, here's YoYo Ma with his kid playing with Mr. Rodgers: https://vimeo.com/96905052

re: WON'T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? - Official Trailer [HD] (youtube.com) submitted by bogey
djfrodo's reply 420 days ago

o.k. just saw this in the theater, and it's one of the best docs I've seen in the past 5 years.

It's great, and should win for doc for 2018.

re: A short film with a long message. (biggeekdad.com) submitted by drtom
djfrodo's reply 420 days ago

22! But seriously, this was done really well.

re: Just a bit of fun. (facebook.com) submitted by drtom
djfrodo's reply 420 days ago

Here's the full version (non facebook): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t2HeUmxbAok

re: Sir Paul (youtube.com) submitted by drtom
djfrodo's reply 421 days ago

I'd probably go with this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqrvm2XDvpQ

edit: at the same time - the live aspect was great.

re: [HD] KNUCKLEBALL - Official Trailer (2012) (youtube.com) submitted by sportsguy
djfrodo's reply 429 days ago

This is probably one of my favorite documentaries on baseball, it gives a human element to the game, but also ties in how arbitrary the pitch and life are. As a companion I'd say checkout Fastball.

edit: I can't spelll