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    We saw Uncut Gems tonight. Hmmm, not my kind of...

    We saw Uncut Gems tonight. Hmmm, not my kind of film. New Yorkers all screaming at each other simultaneously for 135 minutes is how I would characterize this movie.

    I guess Adam Sandler did a good...
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    For me, Laura Dern is always a bit too Laura...

    For me, Laura Dern is always a bit too Laura Dernish in each role she plays. I do not get the Oscar love for her role in The Marriage Story, but whatever. She was ok tho. And I liked her well enough...
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    Yesterday’s mail brought a statement from my...

    Yesterday’s mail brought a statement from my pension fund, City of St. Louis. Their pension fund managed to lose assets in 2019, down from 2018. Brilliant.
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    I sorta enjoyed Dolemite but admit to fast...

    I sorta enjoyed Dolemite but admit to fast forwarding thru to the end.
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    Me too! And it doubles as a strainer.

    Me too! And it doubles as a strainer.
  6. i see the couch kittie!

    i see the couch kittie!
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    30973098 3099 Today at 1 PM we purge two...

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    Today at 1 PM we purge two tiny houses. yay!

    These photos show the extensive work we (err, really DH) did on them. We will recover 90% of our out of pocket costs, and 0% for...
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    pleated, high waisted mom jeans are fashionable...

    pleated, high waisted mom jeans are fashionable again. Hard to believe.
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    I did not have trouble hearing characters in this...

    I did not have trouble hearing characters in this movie but I have in some others. My problem with these characters’ speech was when they all broke out in their native accent at some point. One girl...
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    Yes, please do. I wonder if this is just...

    Yes, please do. I wonder if this is just happening in the ceramics community, or if it is more widespread, or if it happens immediately after Christmas, or if it is a new feature eBay has enabled. I...
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    This is not frugal in the way the thread is...

    This is not frugal in the way the thread is intended but yet it’s interesting and I’ll pass this along just in case anyone is interested: on eBay, when you put some items on your watchlist,The...
  12. Thread: Labyrinth

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    What a sweet winter scene.

    What a sweet winter scene.
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    Sleeping cuteness is life affirming.

    Sleeping cuteness is life affirming.
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    Yes, absolutely. The weeds have to come out of...

    Yes, absolutely. The weeds have to come out of the ground in order for it to be a useful zen exercise.

    I would be zen-spraying that stuff with Roundup, but I am ethically challenged that way....
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    Nice job. We lived with an open stair well for...

    Nice job.

    We lived with an open stair well for 20+ years. No hand railing. I still to this day go downstairs like a first grader, two feet on each step. I was terrified that one of the bulldogs...
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    Oh yes, I like the zen mind of weed pulling.

    Oh yes, I like the zen mind of weed pulling.
  17. If you can’t make society do what you want it to...

    If you can’t make society do what you want it to do, you will try to control society using the heavy hand of nanny government. One way or the other you will get what you want, even if critical...
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    Your Senator will vote with his Republican...

    Your Senator will vote with his Republican colleagues. They all vote with their party when push comes to shove.


    That’s why I don’t cotton with the philosophy of “vote for the best person at the...
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    It got at least 3 Golden Globe Nominations for...

    It got at least 3 Golden Globe Nominations for performances, the three female leads. I thought it was ok but not outstanding.

    I thought last year’s The Tale was more interesting. I compare the...
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    Well, see – this is what I love about television....

    Well, see – this is what I love about television. It is a much better venue *now* for auteur productions. If a creative team wants to make a production that is 4 hours and 26 minutes long, they need...
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    One of the reasons I won’t go to a theater to see...

    One of the reasons I won’t go to a theater to see it.

    The Academy Awards show will go on too long as well.
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    Catherine I agree with you about The Irishman. It...

    Catherine I agree with you about The Irishman. It was a nice film, long, competent, but nothing new.

    If you want “new” see Parasite.
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    About Oscar nominated performances: There are...

    About Oscar nominated performances:

    There are several films I want to see. At the top of my list is Uncut Gems which did not get any nominations but should have, or at least received a nomination...
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    The Oscar nominated films I have seen: A...

    The Oscar nominated films I have seen:

    A Marriage Story

    Parasite

    The Irishman

    Little Women
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    Oscar nominations

    This is not a crowd that cares about film nominations much, but I will prattle on anyway.

    Imagine my surprise this morning to see a film called “St. Louis Superhero” nominated in the best...
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