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    All but one of SD's songs were co-written by...

    All but one of SD's songs were co-written by Becker and Fagen.
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    I just discovered Joe Turkel passed away June 27,...

    I just discovered Joe Turkel passed away June 27, a couple weeks before his 95th birthday.

    Here he is in the Kubrick films The Killing and Paths of Glory:
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    :lol

    :lol
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    No I didn't. ;) Sorry to confuse you,...

    No I didn't.


    ;)


    Sorry to confuse you, Steve. That was a typo. I fixed it.
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    Oh, yeah. Great song. They wrote a few...

    Oh, yeah. Great song.

    They wrote a few humorous and/or ironic lyrics, over the years, if you pay attention to them.

    One of my favorite lines is from "Hey Nineteen" during the instrumental...
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    Huh?

    Huh?
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    One of my fave SD songs. Countdown To...

    One of my fave SD songs.


    Countdown To Ecstasy is my favorite. With the exception of "Pearl of the Quarter", every song is at least an A– and two are A+'s: "Show Biz Kids" and "Your Gold Teeth"....
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    Gaucho is their 2nd worst album, imo. There are...

    Gaucho is their 2nd worst album, imo. There are only three good songs on it: "Babylon Sisters" (one of their best), "Hey Nineteen", and "Time Out of Mind".


    Two Against Nature is a very, very...
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    Wait, it's not April 1st. WTF?

    Wait, it's not April 1st. WTF?
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    I did not know that. Yeah, that's pretty...

    I did not know that. Yeah, that's pretty impressive.

    I always forget he was in The Conversation. He didn't have a lot of screen time in it, tho. I always find it really interesting that Harrison...
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    He was. He did, after all, co-star in Dog Day...

    He was. He did, after all, co-star in Dog Day Afternoon and The Deer Hunter, two other huge '70s movies.

    He was also the first love of Meryl Streep, who stayed by his side as he withered away from...
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    The movie that set me on the path to becoming a...

    The movie that set me on the path to becoming a film aficionado. I was 10.

    BTW, when I first signed up as a member at IMDb decades ago, I chose "Mad Dog" Earle as my profile ID.
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    Apparently, the first use of "it is what it is"...

    Apparently, the first use of "it is what it is" was in 1949. That didn't entirely surprise me; it sounds like a mid-20th century New York-ism or maybe something Yogi Berra might have said.
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    ^ Let me know how Umbrella Academy is. I remember...

    ^ Let me know how Umbrella Academy is. I remember being not too enamored of the last season.

    BTW, Ian, have you checked out Warrior Nun? If you like shows like UA and The Boys, you'd like WN, too....
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    Sean Powell: "Obviously a newbie."

    Sean Powell: "Obviously a newbie."
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    Love Death + Robots. This latest season isn't...

    Love Death + Robots. This latest season isn't quite as good as S1 but I liked it better than S2.

    The best short is called "Night of the Mini Dead". Synopsis: "A bit of unholy cemetery sex ends...
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    No Exit on Hulu. "Stranded by a blizzard, a young...

    No Exit on Hulu. "Stranded by a blizzard, a young woman is forced to find shelter at a highway rest area with a group of strangers. Discovering an abducted girl in a van in the parking lot, she...
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    I saw The Adventures of Baron Munchausen when it...

    I saw The Adventures of Baron Munchausen when it was released and I, too, thought it kinda sucked. Not as bad as Jabberwocky but close.

    I think his best films are Brazil, The Fisher King, and 12...
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    For you fans of Letterkenny, the new show Shorsey...

    For you fans of Letterkenny, the new show Shorsey dropped May 27. I discovered it totally by accident.

    2 minutes into the first episode and I was cracking up. Unfortunately, there are only six...
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    It has for me. (I don't exactly get out much...

    It has for me. (I don't exactly get out much anymore)


    I noticed in my 40s that time really started speeding up. Now that I'm almost 60, I blink and a week's gone by.

    Einstein was asked to...
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    I haven't seen "Mo" in years. He probably got...

    I haven't seen "Mo" in years. He probably got tired of me making ageist jokes. It was done out of great admiration, tho.
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    Couple of movies I've seen recently: Fantastic...

    Couple of movies I've seen recently:

    Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (HBO). I liked it better than the second one but not as much as the first.

    I really wish Rowling would write a...
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    I've always said, the best horror relies on...

    I've always said, the best horror relies on tension, anticipation, and especially the imagination.
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    Back in the mid '00s, I watched this and...

    Back in the mid '00s, I watched this and Exorcist: The Beginning around the same time and reviewed both in the original movie thread.

    Dominion was originally withheld from release because the...
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    ^ I agree about WU usually being the highlight of...

    ^ I agree about WU usually being the highlight of each show. The one exception was when Zoe Kravitz hosted. Just about ever skit made me laugh, which surprised me.

    BTW, Che's show is not a...
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    He is. I especially love when he and Colin write...

    He is. I especially love when he and Colin write jokes for each other and Che's are hilarious because he makes Colin out to be this horrible racist.

    I always thought Weekend Update hit its peak...
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    Yeah, but while not gorgeous, Lena Headey is...

    Yeah, but while not gorgeous, Lena Headey is beautiful... in her own way.


    As I said, her excellent acting skill notwithstanding. So, in a way, I agree with you. In fact, I was discussing various...
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    Anyone seen That Damn Michael Che on HBO, yet?...

    Anyone seen That Damn Michael Che on HBO, yet? It's a mixture of skits and Che talking as if in an interview or conversing with his writers. I've only seen a few episodes, so far, but it's pretty...
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    As opposed to Cate Blanchett? I thought she was...

    As opposed to Cate Blanchett? I thought she was miscast in the movies because Galadriel is extraordinarily beautiful and Ms Blanchett is not... her excellent acting skill notwithstanding.
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    From what I recall of seasons 1 & 2, the same was...

    From what I recall of seasons 1 & 2, the same was often true then as well.
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    Nope. After last year, with all the commercials,...

    Nope. After last year, with all the commercials, I finally didn't bother.

    Who does Marcus drive for?
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    I hope you took the opportunity to show the movie...

    I hope you took the opportunity to show the movie to him.
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    Caught a political thriller double feature on...

    Caught a political thriller double feature on Epix the other night:

    Three Days of the Condor (1975). Jesus, how many times have I seen this movie? Compelling, prescient, and still holds up. Max...
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    In general, I really dislike gore. Not because...

    In general, I really dislike gore. Not because I'm squeamish but because too often it feels like a crutch.

    That said, the fight scene in Kill Bill, Vol 1 was absolutely brilliant, due to the gore...
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    You mean Ernie Hudson? BTW, I was making a...

    You mean Ernie Hudson?

    BTW, I was making a joke. Dean Stockwell died this past November.


    I had no clue what you were talking about so I looked it up.

    Holy shit! I'd totally forgotten...
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    ^ Did they resurrect Dean Stockwell?

    ^ Did they resurrect Dean Stockwell?
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    Jesus Christ. They've been making military movies...

    Jesus Christ. They've been making military movies and shows for over eighty years, now, and they still can't get military time correct?

    Hey, Hollywood writers, they don't use letters when telling...
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    I remember when that was released. Michael...

    I remember when that was released. Michael Nesmith had a lot to do with that movie.
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    Yep. In fact, his father was a baron and, by...

    Yep. In fact, his father was a baron and, by extension, so is he. As for what that means now, I have no clue, since laws have been passed regarding UK hereditary peerages, none of which I understand....
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    I've only seen him here and there over the years,...

    I've only seen him here and there over the years, so I couldn't recommend much. He's just as good in The Ninth Gate, which is a quasi-supernatural favorite of mine. And, even though I still haven't...
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    Great movie, wasn't it? Hell, I think it's worth...

    Great movie, wasn't it? Hell, I think it's worth it just to see Frank Langella's performance.
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    How? Where are you going to see movies released...

    How? Where are you going to see movies released both in the theater and on HBO (or some other service) at the same time? Or within a month or two after its release date? Paramount claims they show...
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    Lately, I've kinda gotten hooked on Eureka on...

    Lately, I've kinda gotten hooked on Eureka on Prime. I wouldn't say it's great but it's pretty good; kinda like comfort food. And I really enjoy the theme song, so much so that I don't skip the...
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    Here are three advantages: much better shows,...

    Here are three advantages: much better shows, shit tons of movies, and no commercials. A fourth advantage is that if there's a show you want to watch that airs every week, wait until they've all...
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    Don't you mean it's the second movie in the...

    Don't you mean it's the second movie in the Dollars Trilogy?
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    Nope. After moving to a town with only one cable...

    Nope. After moving to a town with only one cable company - Time-Warner - their price just kept increasing every year after the switch to Spectrum, so I shit-canned them when I found there was a TV...
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    I didn't care for Mimic and I almost never like...

    I didn't care for Mimic and I almost never like movies like Hellboy. And, yeah, Pacific Rim: :roll
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    I haven't seen that one. There's also one I...

    I haven't seen that one.

    There's also one I neglected to mention: The Devil's Backbone, which I actually started watching many years ago. I got about a half hour into it before my eyelids started...
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    I stand by my original question.

    I stand by my original question.
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    It got much better ratings from critics and won...

    It got much better ratings from critics and won quite a few awards and nominations. The critic and audience scores on Rotten Tomatoes are 97% and 92%, respectively.

    Where did you see it?
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    Mama (2013). Watched it on HBO Max because I...

    Mama (2013). Watched it on HBO Max because I noticed Jessica Chastain is in it. This was the first movie she made after Zero Dark Thirty, so I had high hopes. Hopes were dashed, however, when the...
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    The ones I already knew were Andrea de Crasheris,...

    The ones I already knew were Andrea de Crasheris, Black Jack (from a documentary), Checo, Emmo (from IndyCar), The Flying Finn, The Iceman, Il Leone (given to him by the Tifosi), JB (Simon Lazenby...
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    Here's something trivial. Name the driver...

    Here's something trivial. Name the driver associated with the nickname (answers below).

    Some of these are easy; some not so much. Some I included for historical reasons and some for humorous...
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    I get why Drive to Survive is popular; they talk...

    I get why Drive to Survive is popular; they talk about it in that podcast I mentioned: aside from the drama and spectacle, it's mainly due to Bernie Ecclestone no longer being in control since...
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    And is that because of the Netflix show or is it...

    And is that because of the Netflix show or is it just because F1 has traditionally been the second most popular spectator sport in the world (outside of the US)? Bear in mind, up until recently,...
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    I listen to On Point with Meghna Chakrabarti on...

    I listen to On Point with Meghna Chakrabarti on the radio nearly everyday. Today was this topic, which I found pretty interesting:

    The algorithms behind America's growing infatuation with Formula...
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    Based on his last film and your review, I might...

    Based on his last film and your review, I might watch this when it comes to a streaming service. Or not.
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    Sure, why not? I envy you, btw. IMO, they...

    Sure, why not?

    I envy you, btw. IMO, they brew the best beer in the world in Germany.
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    Halo, on Paramount+. It's based on the video...

    Halo, on Paramount+. It's based on the video game, which I've never played but always thought looked kinda good. I've watched a couple episodes, now, and I'm not sure what to think about it.

    So...
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    The film stars Katharine Hepburn, Sir Ralph...

    The film stars Katharine Hepburn, Sir Ralph Richardson, Jason Robards (Tony winner for the play), and Dean Stockwell and was directed by Sidney Lumet, which is the only reason I've considered seeing...
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