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    50th anniversary? Don't we already have a "Damn...

    50th anniversary? Don't we already have a "Damn I'm Old" thread?
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    Not saying he never made a bad movie, just that...

    Not saying he never made a bad movie, just that he had help crashing.
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    We watched Justice League, a.k.a. Zack Snyder's...

    We watched Justice League, a.k.a. Zack Snyder's Justice League. I don't know who Zack Snyder is. What we saw was 5 DC comics/movie/TV superheroes banding together to reanimate a dead Superman, so...
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    RIP Commander Cody

    George Frayne, a.k.a. Commander Cody, died yesterday at age 77 of cancer.

    I got to see Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen in the '70s. What a band!

    Rest in peace, George. Thanks for...
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    The Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen is a truly fine...

    The Ayinger Oktober Fest-Märzen is a truly fine beer. From now on, I will judge all Oktoberfest beers by comparison to it. Malty-sweet with just enough Hallertau hop bite/afterflavor to make you...
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    Rewatched Color Out Of Space, after watching a...

    Rewatched Color Out Of Space, after watching a horror classic, The House by the Cemetery. Also recently watched a recent purchase, Not Of This Earth. The disc came without packaging, which made it...
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    Tried a few drafts today. My wife was along, so...

    Tried a few drafts today. My wife was along, so I didn't have to kill a pint of each:

    Left Hand Oktoberfest (Colorado)
    Firestone Walker Oaktoberfest (California)
    Revision Sucka Fish Triple IPA...
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    Tremor California Light Lager - noticed this won...

    Tremor California Light Lager - noticed this won a gold medal and knew where it was sold. Tasty organic west coast lager.

    In my continuing search for good Oktoberfest beers, I got some:
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    Sorry. Did not see the other thread until today....

    Sorry. Did not see the other thread until today. Mods can delete this one if they so desire.
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    RIP Richard H. Kirk

    Cabaret Voltaire's cofounder Richard H. Kirk has died at age 65. Rest in peace.
  11. I spent years collecting all the best ELP live...

    I spent years collecting all the best ELP live recordings I could get, and now they put them together in a box set. Oh well. I have what I have and it's great that this is available for collectors....
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    I saw Color Out Of Space a while back, and liked...

    I saw Color Out Of Space a while back, and liked it so much I later bought the disc when I could. Of course, I'm a Lovecraft afficianado and hope to own all the screen adaptations of his stories. ...
  13. Thread: MLB 2021

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    Thanks for the explanation. Glad that the bogus...

    Thanks for the explanation. Glad that the bogus runner will be discontinued next year. Speaking of Covid, that's another question I had about that Braves-Giants game. There were a lot of people in...
  14. Thread: MLB 2021

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    Watched a televised game last night: Braves at...

    Watched a televised game last night: Braves at Giants. Broadcast TV will occasionally show a Friday night Giants game.

    I learned Atlanta has pitchers named Ian Anderson, Chris Martin and Will...
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    Had some Great Basin Oktoberfest on tap. ...

    Had some Great Basin Oktoberfest on tap. Probably the only way it's sold. Good stuff. Saw a Firestone Walker Oktoberfest, but have not tried that one yet. Sierra Nevada Oktoberfest is good, as it...
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    Rest in peace to one of the funniest people, ever.

    Rest in peace to one of the funniest people, ever.
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    Pleased to learn that Bishop, California now has...

    Pleased to learn that Bishop, California now has a brewery.
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    Thanks. Us poor folks gotta wait for it to hit...

    Thanks. Us poor folks gotta wait for it to hit the budget theater (which won't happen with a documentary) or DVD. Thanks for letting me know it exists, though. Will make it easier to find.
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    Always enjoyed Kilmer's roles. I would love to...

    Always enjoyed Kilmer's roles. I would love to see that documentary.
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    Have not heard of that one. I thought my library...

    Have not heard of that one. I thought my library had a pretty good collection of Lansdale books (it's where I got turned on to him in the first place), but they missed that one. And all our...
  21. RIP Rickie Lee Reynolds, Black Oak Arkansas guitarist

    Mr. Reynolds died in the hospital of cardiac arrest at age 72. I got to see Black Oak Arkansas a couple times in the early-mid 1970s, and they put on a great show. Rest in peace, Rickie.

    Black...
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    Rest in peace. Always liked Vital Information.

    Rest in peace. Always liked Vital Information.
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    To quote someone I know re: Bushy's work on...

    To quote someone I know re: Bushy's work on In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida- "The most famous drum solo ever and not tedious like those it inspired."

    Some may disagree, but not those of us who went to a lot of...
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    Thanks for posting that. I was at that show. ...

    Thanks for posting that. I was at that show. Was a great concert, marred only by the weird stadium sound system. Good to revisit part of it.

    One of six times I saw the Grateful Dead, and one of...
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    https://youtu.be/WfWwJCfjbHU

    https://youtu.be/WfWwJCfjbHU
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    RIP Lee Scratch Perry

    The dub reggae pioneer has died at age 85 in Jamaica.

    Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, visionary master of reggae, dies aged 85
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    Rest in peace, Ed. By coincidence, I watched...

    Rest in peace, Ed.

    By coincidence, I watched him in El Dorado last night.
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    Sad news. Rest in peace, Ron.

    Sad news. Rest in peace, Ron.
  29. Thread: NP

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    Philip Glass - Glassworks

    Philip Glass - Glassworks
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    Another decent (and somewhat lighter) movie about...

    Another decent (and somewhat lighter) movie about aging minds is Billy Crystal's Here Today. I agree, The Father was very good.
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    Only Oktoberfest I've seen out here so far is...

    Only Oktoberfest I've seen out here so far is Warsteiner from Germany. I have some in the fridge, because it sounded like a good flavor idea as lager season comes near its end. Will await the...
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    Rest in peace, Charlie.

    Rest in peace, Charlie.
  33. I didn't know the vaccines were not approved when...

    I didn't know the vaccines were not approved when they were giving them out.
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    I would still prefer my food baked or grilled or...

    I would still prefer my food baked or grilled or fried rather than chafed. But maybe that's just me.

    Back to movies. We watched Shin Godzilla last night, for the first time. Decent monster, but...
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    My mother was a big fan of Paul Newman, and as a...

    My mother was a big fan of Paul Newman, and as a result I have seen most of his movies. I can't recall any disappointments, but The Verdict has always been a favorite of mine. Great movie,...
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    Another great one gone. Rest in peace, Don.

    Another great one gone. Rest in peace, Don.
  37. Thread: NP

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    Wolves In The Throne Room - Diadem Of The 12...

    Wolves In The Throne Room - Diadem Of The 12 Stars

    heard these guys have a new album out, so I'm playing the one I have.
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    https://i2.wp.com/boingboing.net/wp-content/upload...

    https://i2.wp.com/boingboing.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/jeopardy.jpg?fit=1&resize=620%2C4000&ssl=1
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    He gets my vote.

    He gets my vote.
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    I did notice that. Behaves like a politician...

    I did notice that. Behaves like a politician rather than a game show host.
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    Controversy rears its ugly head. New Jeopardy...

    Controversy rears its ugly head.

    New Jeopardy host Mike Richards quits after podcast with sexist and antisemitic jokes surfaces

    Richards had a lot of nerve coming out of the non-celebrity...
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    So far this morning, I've been watching a...

    So far this morning, I've been watching a 90-minute compilation of Nanci's appearances on David Letterman's show. Find it on youtube if you're interested.
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    https://youtu.be/a9lUG4gBjSE I don't think you...

    https://youtu.be/a9lUG4gBjSE

    I don't think you can hear this song and feel nothing.
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    RIP Nanci Griffith

    Folk/Americana singer extraordinaire Nanci Griffith has died at age 68. Rest in peace, Nanci.
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    Danny Elfman & Trent Reznor - "True" ...

    Danny Elfman & Trent Reznor - "True"


    https://youtu.be/V1adLb9c6U4
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    https://youtu.be/O-JsEP9hDQk

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    When I was growing up, cornhole was an entirely...

    When I was growing up, cornhole was an entirely different sport. Was surprised to hear people mention it now in mixed company. The times, they are a-changing.

    I played handball in a college...
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    Thanks for mentioning Shin Godzilla. I had never...

    Thanks for mentioning Shin Godzilla. I had never seen or heard of it. I lucked across a dvd of it and now I own it. I might have missed or ignored it had you not recommended it. Will watch soon. ...
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    Suburban Dicks by Fabian Nicieza

    Suburban Dicks by Fabian Nicieza
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    Watched Hitchcock's The Birds last night. Thanks...

    Watched Hitchcock's The Birds last night. Thanks to our awesome public library.
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    https://allerlei2013riffmaster.files.wordpress.com...

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    Only credit given: allerlei2013riffmaster
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    It's called Bait 'n' Switch. NBC covers that...

    It's called Bait 'n' Switch. NBC covers that instead of a real sport. You watch because of the beautiful girl in the skimpy outfit.

    Where I live, they sometimes have women's beach volleyball on...
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    https://youtu.be/EWEWrY36STU

    https://youtu.be/EWEWrY36STU
  54. Thread: NP

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    Saw a big shooting star last night, so I have to...

    Saw a big shooting star last night, so I have to hear

    Deep Purple - Fireball
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    RIP Poco guitarist Paul Cotton

    Guitarist/singer/songwriter Paul Cotton died Aug 2, unexpectedly. He was 78.
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    Thanks for the info. My memory of the game dates...

    Thanks for the info. My memory of the game dates from when I was a kid. My Dad played badminton, so I asked if I could play. IIRC, we played on what looked, to my young eyes and old memory, like...
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    Today I saw some Olympic badminton. I had never...

    Today I saw some Olympic badminton. I had never before seen badminton played with only one person on each side of the net. I thought it was a team sport.
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    Stereolab - Mars Audiac Quintet

    Stereolab - Mars Audiac Quintet
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    We were disappointed not to see the Women's...

    We were disappointed not to see the Women's Springboard diving finals, after they were promised to us by NBC and were on both the online and onscreen broadcast television schedules. From 4:00 until...
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    Watched Nomadland last night. Decent, if drear,...

    Watched Nomadland last night. Decent, if drear, movie about the loss of jobs and lack of retirement funds available starting in 2008 and the following "Great Recession." The focus of the film was...
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