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    That's because almost all of them have sucked. ...

    That's because almost all of them have sucked.


    This.


    Seinfeld was almost cancelled. It only survived because of one of the execs at NBC:

    The show premiered as The Seinfeld Chronicles on...
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    I liked it, too, but it seemed obvious to me that...

    I liked it, too, but it seemed obvious to me that it should have only been a miniseries.
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    SPOILER ALERT First of all, I've only ever...

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    First of all, I've only ever read one Stephen King novel (The Shining) and I don't know how this show compares to the novel so I can only base my reaction to the show.

    I will...
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    Started The Outsider miniseries on HBO yesterday...

    Started The Outsider miniseries on HBO yesterday and, wow, that first episode was possibly the best first episode I've ever seen. It's since gone in a completely different direction than what I...
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    I didn't make this clear (sorry): his lashing out...

    I didn't make this clear (sorry): his lashing out at others was online. In fact, he got booted from this site once or twice, from what I recall. In person he was fine, just like Mike.

    One of the...
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    I do too, when it comes to that sort of thing....

    I do too, when it comes to that sort of thing. For about a year and a half, I worked in mail services at Ohio State so I know how stuff can get sent to your neighbor's house. But the wrong street???...
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    I once got a piece of mail where the number was...

    I once got a piece of mail where the number was right but the correct house was two streets over. :lol
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    I never had a problem with either for a long...

    I never had a problem with either for a long time. Indeed, after I met Mike in person at Nearfest '01, we became really good friends. We talked on the phone numerous times a week and he even spent...
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    I'm reminded me of the adage "you should never...

    I'm reminded me of the adage "you should never speak ill of the dead."

    But as I've gotten older I've come to the realization that if you want people to not say bad things about you after your...
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    Yep, because in French, that's more or less how...

    Yep, because in French, that's more or less how you pronounce "Hugues".

    We ended on very bad terms because he was a total asshole to a good friend of mine and when I called him out on it, he blew...
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    Maybe. In my particular situation, a job opening...

    Maybe. In my particular situation, a job opening was posted in my department. A job in another department was posted the next week. Both would have been a promotion. The first was guaranteed since...
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    Lucky you. I've had quite a few bad experiences...

    Lucky you. I've had quite a few bad experiences with mail carriers and the USPS:

    • Here's how the shipping history went after I bought something off eBay, once. I got the tracking number the day...
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    I used to work for Ohio State years ago and I...

    I used to work for Ohio State years ago and I learned first hand (after the fact, unfortunately) the immense wisdom of two adages: the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence and a...
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    The Shooting (1966), streaming on TCM. Stars Jack...

    The Shooting (1966), streaming on TCM. Stars Jack Nicholson, Warren Oates, Millie Perkins, and Will Hutchins. Kind of a strange western with a back story that isn't entirely clear. At the beginning...
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    https://media4.giphy.com/media/l3V0wqenj71DS77Ve/g...

    https://media4.giphy.com/media/l3V0wqenj71DS77Ve/giphy.gif
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    Who else is watching Resident Alien, besides...

    Who else is watching Resident Alien, besides Jerol & Scott?

    Every week, it seems, this show gets better.
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    The Magnificent Seven (2016). I finally got...

    The Magnificent Seven (2016). I finally got around to seeing this yesterday. It was on the History channel. At 2:13:00 long, History managed to stretch it out to 3. :roll With still over an hour...
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    Yeah, she won an Oscar for her role.

    Yeah, she won an Oscar for her role.
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    Ooos. Forgot.

    Ooos. Forgot.
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    I watched From Here to Eternity the other day,...

    I watched From Here to Eternity the other day, which I hadn't seen in quite some time.

    Most everyone's good in it but I have to say I found Sinatra a little annoying in it.

    The movie is...
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    Yep. It suffers from Broadcast TV Writers'...

    Yep. It suffers from Broadcast TV Writers' Syndrome. I thought it did redeem itself the last 5 minutes, tho.

    So then I started episode 2. Five minutes in and I now really hate Michael Cudlitz's...
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    The only time I didn't mind "wire fu" was in Kill...

    The only time I didn't mind "wire fu" was in Kill Bill, Vol 1.

    Honestly, tho, I don't know how it ever got started and I refuse to watch anything with it.
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    I saw it about 3 or 4 years ago but can't...

    I saw it about 3 or 4 years ago but can't remember where. I would swear, tho, that I saw it listed on Netflix later. It is on Amazon, now, but is going to cost you as it's no longer free: $16 for the...
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    :lol You know, in all seriousness, for what it...

    :lol

    You know, in all seriousness, for what it was, I thought it was really good.

    Back in the early '90s, I was seeing this chick who I spent a lot of time with playing darts in a local pub....
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    I read about that a number of years ago but I...

    I read about that a number of years ago but I can't remember how soon after the event. I want to say it was the same year but I don't know if it was before or after the autopsy was released. For a...
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    Amusing Prog Related Screenshot

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    Anyone heard of a mini-series on HBO Max called...

    Anyone heard of a mini-series on HBO Max called The Head? It's about an international group of scientists working the winter shift at an Antarctic research station. The show begins with a party...
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    Ditto on both counts.

    Ditto on both counts.
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    Golf may or may not be a sport but golfers are...

    Golf may or may not be a sport but golfers are not athletes. Hmmmmm.

    First of all, to say golf isn't is a sport is to define the word "sport" too narrowly, which is a shortened form of "disport",...
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    Oh shit. I forgot about it. Thanks for the...

    Oh shit. I forgot about it. Thanks for the reminder.
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    That's one of those weird mannerisms actors will...

    That's one of those weird mannerisms actors will sometimes pick up, I assume unconsciously. He used to do the same thing on Mr Robot.

    George Clooney use to wag his head from side to side. We'd be...
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    BTW, Ron, I was checkin' out TCM's site yesterday...

    BTW, Ron, I was checkin' out TCM's site yesterday and even through the Fire TV Stick, their site was messed up; it was off by about 12 hours. One of the "now showing" movies listed was Treasure...
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    After Scottbails mentioned in the other movie...

    After Scottbails mentioned in the other movie thread that he saw 12 Angry Men, the other day, there was some discussion re: Lee J Cobb, an actor I've always liked but haven't seen much of. I decided...
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    Yep, I've been watching it and I meant to mention...

    Yep, I've been watching it and I meant to mention it, here. Good show, but I think there's something a little lacking about it, too. But it's still early.


    It was created and is written by the...
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    I don't care about Tiger one way or the other but...

    I don't care about Tiger one way or the other but he reacted like a lot of people who are thrust into the spotlight and have to live their life in a fishbowl. All the bad stuff he went through,...
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    The cult movie thing got me to wondering, what...

    The cult movie thing got me to wondering, what movies have you seen at least 10x? And you may include partial viewings, where you saw at least 2/3 of it.
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    From that list, my faves - and the only ones I'll...

    From that list, my faves - and the only ones I'll continue to rewatch - would be (in descending order):
    The Thing
    Escape From New York
    Eraserhead
    Donnie Darko
    Dazed and Confused
    The Warriors...
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    I think the one with Denzel Washington coming out...

    I think the one with Denzel Washington coming out this Friday looks good, too.
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    For those of you with HBO Max: Here Are All the...

    For those of you with HBO Max: Here Are All the 2021 Warner Bros Movies That Will Be Released on HBO Max

    If you're unaware, Warners is releasing those movies in the theater and on HBO...
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    As nycsteve pointed out, there's a thread devoted...

    As nycsteve pointed out, there's a thread devoted to them: https://www.progressiveears.org/forum/showthread.php/17325



    I've had that on my watch list for quite a while but haven't pulled the...
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    :lol

    :lol
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    I never got the impression either was attracted...

    I never got the impression either was attracted to the other. Unless I missed something.

    Did you ever watch How I Met Your Mother? One of the things I loved about that show was how Lily would...
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    I've always wanted to see that movie. But I'd...

    I've always wanted to see that movie.

    But I'd rather see the Penelope Cruz biopic, Vulva.

    I know, that's crass and sexist. But I find her sooooooooooooooo sexy.

    .
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    Noooooooooooooooooo. ...

    Noooooooooooooooooo.

    https://64.media.tumblr.com/16cdde295319e4e47934b521a8e4348c/tumblr_mmsvqxVTdL1r4gei2o3_250.gifv
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    I noticed The Night of the Hunter is listed on...

    I noticed The Night of the Hunter is listed on TCM's streaming site. It stars Robert Mitchum, Shelley Winters, and Lillian Gish and was the only movie ever directed by Charlies Laughton.

    If you've...
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    I can never quite keep the two straight and I...

    I can never quite keep the two straight and I just discovered why: Eileen Brennan is in both. But Tim Curry is the best part of Clue.

    I saw Murder by Death sometime in the last year or two and I...
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    Not sure if these movies were covered here...

    Not sure if these movies were covered here previously but I just watched them on HBO Max.

    Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019). On RottenTomatoes, it scored a 43% w/critics and an 83% w/audience....
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    When my mom was in an assisted living facility...

    When my mom was in an assisted living facility with dementia, she wouldn't pay much attention to the TV unless you'd put the right channel or show on. She loved Animal Planet.

    One time I was...
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    I tried it and you're right. But it takes 3...

    I tried it and you're right. But it takes 3 button presses to get to the app screen and then numerous button presses to choose the app I want. The issue isn't that I'm lazy or impatient; the issue is...
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    https://media.tenor.com/images/8673a80ec2911b829a5...

    https://media.tenor.com/images/8673a80ec2911b829a5e4f2f0b023cec/tenor.gif
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    I did too... sorta. Actually, I returned a Xmas...

    I did too... sorta. Actually, I returned a Xmas gift that was nearly the same price as the Stick; I just had to pay the sales tax ($1.71). I'm really liking it. It's not perfect but it suits my needs...
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    That makes me feel better.

    That makes me feel better.
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    You mean Ohio State. Ohio is a different school....

    You mean Ohio State. Ohio is a different school. But, nice try. After the Fiesta Bowl last year, a lot of people were saying that the penalty call on OSU's Shaun Wade was bogus but, when I saw the...
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    What? I never heard that. When did this happen?...

    What? I never heard that. When did this happen? And how long?
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    Disagree. It's part of the rules. And just...

    Disagree. It's part of the rules. And just because most plays involving targeting doesn't result in serious injury, it does happen and that's what they're trying to eliminate. If you want to argue...
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    :lol Dude, watch it again. Regardless, one of...

    :lol Dude, watch it again.

    Regardless, one of the definitions of targeting is "lowering the head before attacking by initiating forcible contact with the crown of his helmet."

    It was targeting.
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    That's okay. Everyone's allowed to make mistakes....

    I can't agree at all.[/quote]
    That's okay. Everyone's allowed to make mistakes. ;)


    Actually, when you look at the stats, the front 4 are as good as last year's team. No, they don't have a Chase...
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    I find that the case with most movies/shows from...

    I find that the case with most movies/shows from the British Isles these days. As I've gotten older, I have more trouble with accents.

    Another weird thing I've noticed is I find it more difficult...
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    Sorkin took quite a few liberties with the...

    Sorkin took quite a few liberties with the chronology and truth. But, yeah, it's still good.
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    There was one I'd forgotten about until I watched...

    There was one I'd forgotten about until I watched it Xmas eve: the last 13 minutes - especially the last 4 - of Scrooge, the 1951 adaptation of A Christmas Carol.

    FYI, Progeezer, who's Jewish,...
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