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    Sticky: Yeah, that's what I was thinking. People are out...

    Yeah, that's what I was thinking. People are out of work. I'm guessing a lot would welcome a job as a COSTCO mask-checker at the door. Give them a billy club.
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    Or you can watch Chaplin in "City Lights" on TCM.

    Or you can watch Chaplin in "City Lights" on TCM.
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    :lol

    :lol
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    Sticky: I was at COSTCO today and they have a mandatory...

    I was at COSTCO today and they have a mandatory mask rule. I saw two guys in their 20s in the store without masks. I said, "Shouldn't you two be wearing masks?" One sheepishly mumbled, "No," and the...
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    Chaplin ALL DAY LONG tomorrow on TCM

    Chaplin ALL DAY LONG tomorrow on TCM
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    Sticky: You don't have to live in the desert to get temps...

    You don't have to live in the desert to get temps inside of your car like that. Same thing here in PA. I used to have a thermometer in my 1970 AMC Javelin that would easily hit 150-plus in the sun.
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    It's amazing. We're 12 games into the season and...

    It's amazing. We're 12 games into the season and the Royals are already 7.5 games behind.

    Nice to see the BoSox in last place.
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    Sticky: ^^ Amazing!

    ^^ Amazing!
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    Sticky: ^^ That photo is truly horrifying.

    ^^ That photo is truly horrifying.
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    The Genius of Ringo Starr

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CB8xToC-CU


    This should be a fun thread. :)
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    Sticky: I think it's realistic to expect the first...

    I think it's realistic to expect the first quarter of many school years to be postponed with next summer being in-session.
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    Sticky: Well, IMHO, that should ABSOLUTELY NOT be...

    Well, IMHO, that should ABSOLUTELY NOT be required only at home. It should be required at the school entrance, as well. Who in their right mind will rely on every parent complying and not just...
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    Sticky: I had one of those recurring dreams last night...

    I had one of those recurring dreams last night where I worked at an ad agency (I used to) and came back after missing a long absence (for some unknown reason) and unable to find my workspace. This is...
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    Sticky: How can any rational person expect kindergarten...

    How can any rational person expect kindergarten kids to socially distance?

    This is fucking nuts.
  15. Like a fiend always says, "Fair is just a place...

    Like a fiend always says, "Fair is just a place where they judge hogs for ribbons."

    Sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. Sounds like he was a good man.
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    I think "Now Voyager" proved that Davis could...

    I think "Now Voyager" proved that Davis could play more reserved characters. That should have won her an Oscar.

    She made so many films, there are a number of other comedies.
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    I live with three females. Do I get a pass?

    I live with three females. Do I get a pass?
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    You clearly don't belong here. ;)

    You clearly don't belong here. ;)
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    Sticky: Aw, man, that sucks. Best wishes to you, your...

    Aw, man, that sucks. Best wishes to you, your mother and family.
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    She was a very good comedian in her day ... for a...

    She was a very good comedian in her day ... for a girl. ;)

    I don't watch the show because:



    Plus, I CANNOT STAND the audiences of screaming women, unless it's in my harem, of course.
    ...
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    Yakkety Sax

    Yakkety Sax
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    I actually like hearing the crowd noise, as long...

    I actually like hearing the crowd noise, as long as they get it fairly right. It does make a difference. Fox's virtual crowd was ... uh ... interesting.

    How about that Aaron Judge?
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    ^^ Totally agree, Hal. I think Davis could...

    ^^ Totally agree, Hal.

    I think Davis could have played just about any role. I recall a local radio host making a good point, which I may have shared here before. The movie being discussed was...
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    Shattner was a ham. Bette Davis had TEN Best...

    Shattner was a ham. Bette Davis had TEN Best Actress Oscar nominations.
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    The wig was a smart choice, according to Billy...

    The wig was a smart choice, according to Billy Wilder:

    Billy Wilder on Barbara Stanwyck’s ‘Double Indemnity’ wig, her wonderful brain, casting Fred MacMurray
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    Well, well, well, look who's in second place in...

    Well, well, well, look who's in second place in the AL East.
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    He does look better in the wig than Stanwyck did.

    He does look better in the wig than Stanwyck did.
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    I agree, but wasn't sure who you were referring...

    I agree, but wasn't sure who you were referring to. It's Bette, which threw me off. I knew it wasn't Betty White you were referring to. ;)
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    33 games have been postponed in the first nine...

    33 games have been postponed in the first nine days.
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    Sticky: Two words: Louie Gohmert

    Two words: Louie Gohmert
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    We can't, as long as there are dumb people out...

    We can't, as long as there are dumb people out there. Our country can survive 30% of the population being morons. We can't say the same with a pandemic.
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    MLB commissioner Rob Manfred warns season could...

    MLB commissioner Rob Manfred warns season could shut down if players aren't more careful

    All it takes is a few idiots.
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    tick-tick-tick

    tick-tick-tick
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    https://robrogers.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2...

    https://robrogers.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/20200731_COVID_Catch.jpg
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    They're greedy and people will try to game the...

    They're greedy and people will try to game the system. Yankee Stadium will not have cardboard cutouts of fans. They are laying tarps over the seating areas. I fully expect to see ads on them, like...
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    Barbara Stanwyck will be featured on TCM tomorrow...

    Barbara Stanwyck will be featured on TCM tomorrow night.

    Ball of Fire (1941) 3-1/2-star comedy. I don't think I've ever seen this one.
    Double Indemnity (1944) 4 stars, of course. One of the truly...
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    Not sure the broadcasters would go for that.

    Not sure the broadcasters would go for that.
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    From the NY Post: A Phillies coach and a...

    From the NY Post:

    A Phillies coach and a member of their home clubhouse staff have both tested positive for the virus, the club announced Thursday. No players were found to be positive in...
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    ^^ That would be a legal nightmare without first...

    ^^ That would be a legal nightmare without first getting the rights to use people's likenesses.
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    In the wake of several games being postponed...

    In the wake of several games being postponed because of the Miami Marlins’ coronavirus outbreak, the league and MLB Players Association plan to play seven-inning doubleheaders to make up time, ESPN’s...
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    TV revenue. It's the blood of the sport.

    TV revenue. It's the blood of the sport.
  42. Just wanted to say that I now have a five-disc...

    Just wanted to say that I now have a five-disc audio rip from the DVD set. I get more opportunities to listen to it in my car than I do to watch it on my TV.

    It's effing stellar!
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    Sticky: There have been multiple tests with ZERO efficacy...

    There have been multiple tests with ZERO efficacy shown.
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    Sticky: ^^ Yikes!

    ^^ Yikes!
  45. If the tear doesn't work an extra $20 bill will.

    If the tear doesn't work an extra $20 bill will.
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    Sticky: Not to be a contrarian about it, but the problem...

    Not to be a contrarian about it, but the problem is not money; it's priorities. If it's deemed a priority, the money is there.
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    Sticky: The biggest problem with remote learning is that...

    The biggest problem with remote learning is that many lower-income households don't have the computer equipment or broadband services.
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    Sticky: You mean government FOR the people? Radical...

    You mean government FOR the people?

    Radical concept.
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    Sticky: They should not open any schools until the...

    They should not open any schools until the numbers are going down for an extended period or until there's a vaccine.

    Period.

    Our district is giving families the choice. It's either in-person or...
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    Sticky: GOOD LUCK! We have a local huge independent...

    GOOD LUCK!

    We have a local huge independent living retirement home that, apparently, has no safety protocols in place.
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    Sticky: Child endangerment

    Child endangerment
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    2020 the year without US sports

    2020 the year without US sports
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    Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that all...

    Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that all games on the Miami Marlins’ schedule have been postponed through Sunday (BAL @ MIA tonight, MIA @ BAL Wednesday and Thursday, and WSH @ MIA Friday...
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    Sticky: ^^ And there's a woman in a wheelchair in the...

    ^^ And there's a woman in a wheelchair in the front. Probably the most vulnerable of the lot.

    COVIDIOTS.
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    Sticky: We are so fucked.

    We are so fucked.
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    Sticky: I was thinking a good invention (innovation)...

    I was thinking a good invention (innovation) would be a cooling mask. I have no idea how it would work, though. Maybe a circulating liquid in the seams or something.

    I'm only the idea guy. You...
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    Is there enough Lysol to inject everyone?

    Is there enough Lysol to inject everyone?
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    Sticky: Various reasons. Among them: They were never...

    Various reasons. Among them:

    They were never shown how to properly wear a mask.
    It's not being enforced by their employers.
    They're being provided masks that are too small.
    People are afraid to...
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    Indeed. My neighbor works for the Pirates and...

    Indeed.

    My neighbor works for the Pirates and told me they are testing top-tier people (players coaches, media, etc.) every other day. So, what happenes if a player tests positive? Do they...
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    ^^ ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported Monday morning...

    ^^

    ESPN’s Jeff Passan reported Monday morning that at least 10 more positive cases — eight players and two coaches — surfaced after the team’s latest round of testing on Sunday. That comes after...
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