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re: What's Going on in His Head? (nytimes.com) submitted by drtom
drtom's reply 49 days ago

I've given up arguing with people who don't deal in facts, so I suggest reading this instead of trying.

re: Twilight Zone - The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street (vimeo.com) submitted by djfrodo
drtom's reply 89 days ago

This is one of my absolute favorite TZ episodes.

re: A Frightening Tale - SNL (youtube.com) submitted by djfrodo
drtom's reply 129 days ago

I think I know this guy.

re: Julie Swetnick Accuses Brett Kavanaugh Of Sexual Misconduct, Alleges He Was Present During 'Gang Rape' (huffingtonpost.com) submitted by lyndonb
drtom's reply 148 days ago

I can't quite seem to remember where I put my calendar when I was 17.

re: Polarization in Poland: A Warning From Europe (theatlantic.com) submitted by eugene
drtom's reply 162 days ago

This is indeed a frighteningly true article. I would highly recommending reading it but not before bedtime. It will leave you sleepless.

re: In The Studio With Mychael Danna (youtube.com) submitted by donisthorpe
drtom's reply 228 days ago

Fascinating both visually and musically.

re: Top 10 Music Videos of All Time (self.music) submitted by jimi14
drtom's reply 230 days ago

Love the song "A Day in the Life" with or without the video.

re: Cinema Paradiso Trailer (youtube.com) submitted by donisthorpe
drtom's reply 230 days ago

I have seen it and loved it. It grabs what ever romantic bit you have left in your heart and caresses it until it comes alive. And to quote the above, "If you haven't seen it - do."

re: Newsroom Pilot Intro (youtube.com) submitted by donisthorpe
drtom's reply 230 days ago

This should be required viewing for all Americans.

re: Bank Fountain (self.f8andbethere) submitted by djfrodo
drtom's reply 247 days ago

Love it!

re: Made You Look (self.f8andbethere) submitted by djfrodo
drtom's reply 247 days ago

Very nice shot.

re: Senate Votes 52 47 Reinstate Net Neutrality Rules, May 16 2018 (c-span.org) submitted by hal9000
drtom's reply 280 days ago

Now, will Congress do the same?

re: OK Go - Upside Down & Inside Out (youtube.com) submitted by jimi14
drtom's reply 304 days ago

Fun stuff.

re: The ULTIMATE Introduction to Camera Lenses! (youtube.com) submitted by niepce
drtom's reply 317 days ago

Practical, concise and fun to watch. Great for anyone just getting into photography or film making.

re: 'The Sandlot' at 25: Why the '90s Cult Classic Will Live 'For-Ev-Ver' (thewrap.com) submitted by sportsguy
drtom's reply 329 days ago

Today is the beginning of summer! "You're killin' me. Smalls."

re: ‘Sopranos’ prequel film ‘The Many Saints of Newark’ on the way (torontosun.com) submitted by bogey
drtom's reply 349 days ago

Why am I dubious? I have a hard time imagining some of the initial cast members showing up as younger versions of themselves. I wish them luck, but.......I'll probably skip it.

re: Wittes and Rauch: Boycott the Republican Party (theatlantic.com) submitted by eugene
drtom's reply 360 days ago

Look what happened to Mona Charen at CPAC!

re: What Explains U.S. Mass Shootings? International Comparisons Suggest an Answer (nytimes.com) submitted by jeannie
drtom's reply 365 days ago

Excellent article - hard to deny the stats on this topic.

re: Trump's Medical Report (self.politics) submitted by boyfromnyc
drtom's reply 397 days ago

As a retired clinical psychologist, I, too, have always disdained armchair diagnoses without an actual evaluation. The phenomenon, however, seems to have increased significantly over the last decade with the rise in popularity of so-called television "psychologists" who are more than willing to share their diagnoses of people with whom they have never met.

Frankly, I think it is a big mistake. Arguing about a "diagnosis" only distracts from focusing on the behavior of the person in question and the outcomes of his/her behavior.

In the case of Mr. Trump, I would ask whether his behavior is harmful either to himself or to others. The majority of the public seems to agree with the latter, yet a small minority still supports him and accepts his behavior without question. Much more potentially harmful, however, are those who know his behavior is unacceptable yet support him to achieve their own ends. In clinical terms, they are "enablers" who continue to support unacceptable, possibly harmful, behavior despite knowing that it can be destructive.

In my opinion the diagnosis is secondary to the behavior which must be addressed. At this point an image of Tony Soprano comes to mind. In any case I would agree, we should "be afraid, be very afraid" but more importantly we should take action to insure that the inappropriate behavior is confronted and not enabled.

re: A Short History of Rock N' Roll (biggeekdad.com) submitted by jimi14
drtom's reply 413 days ago

This is a pretty amazing fete for any musician.

re: The best photographs of 2017 – by the people who shot them (theguardian.com) submitted by niepce
drtom's reply 420 days ago

Wonderful photos despite some of the sad subject matter. All of these are worth seeing.

re: Photographer Pete Souza Reflects On 8 Years (And 1.9 Million Photos) Of Obama (npr.org) submitted by niepce
drtom's reply 468 days ago

What a job! Overwhelming and yet so rewarding - great photos.

re: Shortstop Carlos Correa proposed during the post-game ceremonies (streamable.com) submitted by sportsguy
drtom's reply 476 days ago

Very cool, but alas, no baseball till spring.

re: The ‘Real’ New York: Gritty Scenes Of New York Street Life In The 1970s (hankermag.com) submitted by niepce
drtom's reply 482 days ago

"Gritty" may be an understatement, but great photographs. Love the colors.

re: Game Two (self.sports) submitted by boyfromnyc
drtom's reply 483 days ago

Thanks, Vin.

re: NFL Protest (self.politics) submitted by boyfromnyc
drtom's reply 497 days ago

There are so many things to respond to here. The NFL has long wrapped itself in the American flag yet blithely violates one of the rules for its display by holding it horizontally in every stadium on opening day. But that is another issue.

The basic questions seem to be: Is there racial injustice in America? Is there racially motivated police brutality in America? Do black athletes have the right to protest? Do young men who make millions of dollars by "playing a game" have the right to protest? The answer to all of these should be, "Yes".

Is taking a knee during the playing of the National Anthem showing disrespect for the flag and the country? The answer probably depends on what you believe America and the flag should represent and whether it actually does.

Are there other platforms that the protests could take? Sure. Would they be as visible and get the same amount of attention? I doubt it. Would they upset as many people as they have? Probably not. Would they achieve anything meaningful? Who knows?

Perhaps football players, football fans and all the rest of Americans should be asking the real questions that spurred the protests in the first place. Maybe then America can get on with playing a game.

re: A Batter at the Plate (self.f8andbethere) submitted by djfrodo
drtom's reply 541 days ago

Nice shot.

re: Sunset over O'AHU. (self.f8andbethere) submitted by tderby
drtom's reply 545 days ago

Love the colors.

re: Tiles for America (self.f8andbethere) submitted by djfrodo
drtom's reply 552 days ago

Nicely done. It arouses my curiosity about many questions.

re: Lissie - Kid Cudi live cover - Pursuit Of Happiness (youtube.com) submitted by djfrodo
drtom's reply 562 days ago

Very nice - worth more than one listen.

re: Smash Mouth - Pacific Coast Party (youtube.com) submitted by djfrodo
drtom's reply 576 days ago

I watched this twice - once to see the video and a second time on phones with my eyes closed - not exactly my style of music but I liked it better the second time around.

re: Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer (washingtonpost.com) submitted by lyndonb
drtom's reply 582 days ago

So sorry to hear this for anyone. Good Luck, John.

re: Their Names - Burning Star (vimeo.com) submitted by djfrodo
drtom's reply 583 days ago

For me the real test of good music is to listen to it as opposed to being led astray by a music video. Try "watching/hearing" this one with your eyes closed and then decide.

re: Stanley Kubrick Talks About Growing up & Learning Photography (youtube.com) submitted by djfrodo
drtom's reply 603 days ago

This has already been said, but I wish it were longer. I'd love to hear how it led him to what he eventually created in his works.

re: Photography by J.M. Hoffman: Can You Tell The Difference? Part 1: Wildlife (photography.jm-hoffman.com) submitted by niepce
drtom's reply 605 days ago

Being in the market for a new camera, I found this pretty interesting; although I'm still researching.

re: The Beatles - A Day In The Life (youtube.com) submitted by jimi14
drtom's reply 612 days ago

50 years in the blink of an eye. Where have all the flowers gone? Thanks for being the Beatles.

re: Fishing Saved My Life! - YouTube Stars | N.O.D.R. | American Elements (youtube.com) submitted by djfrodo
drtom's reply 623 days ago

Some absolute truths here whether you're into fishing or not. Love it.

re: Flowers & Stone (with story introduction) by Bettman & Halpin (youtube.com) submitted by drtom
drtom's reply 630 days ago

"Good-bye, Cruel World, I'm off to join the circus. I'm gonna be a broken-hearted clown."

re: Flowers & Stone (with story introduction) by Bettman & Halpin (youtube.com) submitted by drtom
drtom's reply 630 days ago

Stephanie Bettman, the one on the left; interestingly just after I "shared" their video on FB, she sent me a "Friend Request". I am now "friends" with Stephanie, but more importantly I love her voice and their song writing. Share this with everyone you know.

re: Exposed Under the Sun (self.f8andbethere) submitted by djfrodo
drtom's reply 633 days ago

Nice shot.

re: Gotham Winter (self.f8andbethere) submitted by djfrodo
drtom's reply 636 days ago

A wonderful moody shot. You can feel the cold.

re: Two of the best animals (self.f8andbethere) submitted by jeannie
drtom's reply 637 days ago

The cat always wins.

re: White House to launch a commission to study voter fraud and suppression (washingtonpost.com) submitted by eugene
drtom's reply 650 days ago

Another attempt to divert attention away from the real issue.

re: Net Neutrality II: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (youtu.be) submitted by hal9000
drtom's reply 654 days ago

John Oliver nailed it!

re: Amazing video of Bear Emerging from Den (youtube.com) submitted by kermit
drtom's reply 659 days ago

This is a wonderful little video. This guy looks a little like how I feel every morning, just wanting to dig back under the covers.

re: Join a Wildlife Photographer on the Hunt for the Perfect Shot | Short Film Showcase (youtube.com) submitted by niepce
drtom's reply 660 days ago

I have long admired NG's photos and have attended workshops by their photographers. This film is beautifully done but is more about the soul of wildlife photography as opposed to the results obtained. I am willing to bet that in his heart Michael d'Oultremont knows that, like life itself, there is no such thing as a perfect wildlife shot.

re: Medical cannabis patients use less opioids, antidepressants, and alcohol, study finds (saludmovil.com) submitted by cheechsmith
drtom's reply 664 days ago

It's about time people start waking up to the truth about both cannabis and hemp. Taking a close look at the effects of legalization in those states that have done it is a good start.

re: Why Time Begins on Opening Day (The Penquin sports library): Thomas Boswell (amazon.com) submitted by sportsguy
drtom's reply 668 days ago

If you only read one baseball book in you lifetime, this might be it; although I'd make some time for Roger Angell as well.

re: 10 Best Structured Movies of All Time (youtube.com) submitted by bogey
drtom's reply 668 days ago

Interesting collection of films here and so many more could be added, The Graduate and Bull Durham, for instance. Ah, so little time, so many more.

re: Album Premiere: Stream Willie Nelson's 'God's Problem Child' (npr.org) submitted by jimi14
drtom's reply 671 days ago

Willie is one of our remaining gems. He's done music in so many different genres, it's astounding. It is difficult for me to understand people who refuse to listen to him because they believe he is simply "country". If you ever have the chance, see him in person before it's too late.