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    Same here :D

    Same here :D
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    We just finished the Netflix limited series...

    We just finished the Netflix limited series “Maid” tonight. The series is based on the true story of Stephanie Land, who wrote a memoir of being in an abusive relationship and living life as a poor...
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    Watched "Belfast" tonight. Really enjoyable film.

    Watched "Belfast" tonight. Really enjoyable film.
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    I forgot about the advantages when travelling. I...

    I forgot about the advantages when travelling. I also used to bring several books anytime I went on vacation and the kindle is much more convenient.
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    ESPN reporting more than 500 players entered the...

    ESPN reporting more than 500 players entered the transfer portal today. This has really gotten insane.

    Here in Kalamazoo, with the dismissal of Tim Lester we have 9 in the portal already...
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    I know I sound like a broken record, but unless...

    I know I sound like a broken record, but unless you live in Michigan you don’t understand what the Detroit Thanksgiving game means to the city of Detroit and the State of Michigan. It is a tradition...
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    Saw them earlier this year and it was a great...

    Saw them earlier this year and it was a great show. A few original members and a few long time members.
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    Probably too little too late, but the Lions have...

    Probably too little too late, but the Lions have won 5 out of their last 6. Going to the game next Sunday against the Vikings. Ford Field is going to be rocking!
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    :up

    :up
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    That one is on my list to check out.

    That one is on my list to check out.
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    I never thought I would ever switch to a Kindle...

    I never thought I would ever switch to a Kindle until my wife got one. I tried it out and decided to get one myself and never looked back. The 3 big advantages:

    1. You can make the font size...
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    Same here. I read almost exclusively on my...

    Same here. I read almost exclusively on my kindle these days, and always have at least 20+ books in line to read.
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    The lead actress in Licorice Pizza was Alana Haim...

    The lead actress in Licorice Pizza was Alana Haim who is the singer / guitarist / Keyboardist for the band Haim. I am not a fan, but they are quite popular. I believe that was her first acting role...
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    Yup, I don't see any other way around it. Even...

    Yup, I don't see any other way around it. Even if the top 3 loose today it seems like they would be safe and OSU would be #4.
  15. Thread: The Guess Who

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    If you still buy CD's there is one of those...

    If you still buy CD's there is one of those Original Album Classics mini box sets that contain 5 albums for a bargain price. The mini-box contains:

    Canned Wheat
    American Woman
    Share The Land...
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    Great little creepy song. "I'm still sittin'...

    Great little creepy song.

    "I'm still sittin' with my next door neighbour sayin'
    "Where'd you get the gun, John?.........."
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    Saw the new film “Violent Night” at the theater...

    Saw the new film “Violent Night” at the theater this afternoon. This movie is pretty much exactly what you would think it would be. David Harbour is great as Santa Clause with the rest of the cast...
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    Bummer. Covid hit the theater industry hard. We...

    Bummer. Covid hit the theater industry hard. We had a AMC theater in downtown Kalamazoo that closed due too.
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    I would love to hear that too.

    I would love to hear that too.
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    I watched it for the first time a few years ago...

    I watched it for the first time a few years ago as I had never seen it. Agree, that it has held up pretty well, although some things that were shocking back then are almost commonplace now. ...
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    My wife and I are retired. We have a 12-screen...

    My wife and I are retired. We have a 12-screen movie theater about 5 minutes from our house that does a great deal. You pay $20 a month and can see up to 3 movies a week up to 12 in a month. It was...
  22. First: AC / DC Highway To Hell Last: Warren...

    First: AC / DC Highway To Hell

    Last: Warren Zevon - My Ride's Here
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    As a fan of a mid-major making a playoff is close...

    As a fan of a mid-major making a playoff is close to impossible so conference championships are still relevant. Winning a conference championship and making a bowl game is still a goal to play for. ...
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    I disagree. There are 132 FBS / Division 1...

    I disagree. There are 132 FBS / Division 1 teams. Only 12 of those make the playoffs. Regular season games are still going to be very important.
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    Where did you watch "Pearl"? "X" is on Showtime,...

    Where did you watch "Pearl"? "X" is on Showtime, and I just assumed "Pearl" would be on it too, but have not been able to find it.
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    Nice!

    Nice!
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    One of the all-time greats.

    One of the all-time greats.
  28. Wish they were coming closer to me, but Chicago...

    Wish they were coming closer to me, but Chicago is not out of the question. We'll see as it gets closer.
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    You knew it had to happen! :D

    You knew it had to happen! :D
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    Saw “Bones And All” this evening at the theater. ...

    Saw “Bones And All” this evening at the theater. The movie isn’t perfect, but I enjoyed it a lot. It is basically a horror / love story and most of it works. Mark Rylance has a relatively small...
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    Very sorry to hear this today.

    Very sorry to hear this today.
  32. Thread: The Guess Who

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    Agree, probably the best comp available.

    Agree, probably the best comp available.
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    It is really best to go into this film completely...

    It is really best to go into this film completely blind to fully enjoy it IMO, but I will say that cannibalism is not part of the story. I would also say that it is not a murder by numbers type of...
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    I am far from an expert, but am a fan. I own a...

    I am far from an expert, but am a fan. I own a few compilation albums and 5 of their studio albums. There is a current version of the band out there touring with only one original member in drummer...
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    Royal Hunt is good stuff if you like the type of...

    Royal Hunt is good stuff if you like the type of prog metal that was pretty common on the Magna Carta label back in the day. I have several of their albums.
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    I know not too many people here go to the...

    I know not too many people here go to the theater, but for me seeing "The Menu" on the big screen is the way to go. I am looking forward to trying to see the "Knives Out" movie too.
  37. Very sorry for your loss.

    Very sorry for your loss.
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    Good point, the mix on that album left a lot to...

    Good point, the mix on that album left a lot to be desired, but I still think the material is really good for the most part.
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    Agree, both albums were too long and could have...

    Agree, both albums were too long and could have been paired down a bit, but as you say, the best tracks are really good.
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    For those who jumped off the ship a long time...

    For those who jumped off the ship a long time ago, I really dig "Death Magnetic" from 2008 and would recommend it. For me it was a good return to form.
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    That is another thing that I like about it, is no...

    That is another thing that I like about it, is no overdubs. As you say, there is the obvious bum note on "Tonight", and a few other spots that are not perfect, but that is one of the album's charms...
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    Parts of "Raider II" sound pretty jazzy to me in...

    Parts of "Raider II" sound pretty jazzy to me in a Crimson sort of way.
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    Finished "1899" this evening. As I expected it...

    Finished "1899" this evening. As I expected it to be coming from the "Dark" people, the show was a total mindfuck, but it kept my interest all the way through. The ending opened up more questions...
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    Saw "The Menu" this afternoon at the theater. I...

    Saw "The Menu" this afternoon at the theater. I really enjoyed this one and think it is one of the best films I have seen this year. The whole cast is great, but Anya Taylor-Joy and Ray Finees are...
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    Interesting mixed reactions to this one. I...

    Interesting mixed reactions to this one. I thought it was better than the original and really liked it. Seeing in a theater on the big screen was pretty cool.
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    The live versions of many BOC songs are better...

    The live versions of many BOC songs are better than their studio counterparts in many cases.
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    Agree, it is the better album of the two. Even...

    Agree, it is the better album of the two. Even though Agents was a huge hit, I think overall it is one of their weaker albums. There are also a lot of albums I like better than Spectres, but it is...
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    Vocal problems aside, I still really love that...

    Vocal problems aside, I still really love that album. Some great versions of his songs with the symphony.
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    I dig it!

    I dig it!
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    WMU just fired our head coach Tim Lester this...

    WMU just fired our head coach Tim Lester this morning, so we have an opening. It will be interesting to see who they go after.
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    Agree, some of those videos are hilarious.

    Agree, some of those videos are hilarious.
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    I wasted 2 hours of my life in a theater to see...

    I wasted 2 hours of my life in a theater to see it.......in IMAX no less. Some of the visuals were cool, but overall it was a terrible movie.
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    It's ok. I don't find it to be great, but has...

    It's ok. I don't find it to be great, but has it's moments.
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    Watched the first episode tonight and totally dug...

    Watched the first episode tonight and totally dug it. Will be doing some binge watching this week!
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    Agree on both counts. I am a big fan of West...

    Agree on both counts. I am a big fan of West too, but yea he does not look much like him at all. Debicki did an amazing job as Diana.
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    What a crazy game. I am not really a Michigan...

    What a crazy game. I am not really a Michigan fan, but we happened to be visiting some friends who live in Ann Arbor and went to a sports bar to watch the game. The place was packed and going...
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    :up

    :up
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    We finished the new season of “The Crown” last...

    We finished the new season of “The Crown” last night. I have to say that I think this season was a bit of a step down from previous ones. The show is still very good, but as it gets closer to...
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    Would an electronic scooter be an option for you?...

    Would an electronic scooter be an option for you? We went on an Alaska cruise with some friends and one of them rented a scooter from the cruise line and it really helped her get around.
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    Great new interview with Tobias Forge: ...

    Great new interview with Tobias Forge:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnm4qeczdxI
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