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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    I watched Midnight Cowboy again in 2022. It wasn't dated to me.

    I have been thinking about Deer Hunter. I avoid it as disturbing but also remember it as meaningful. American death of War and...
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    Sort of the opposite of the thread is what probably was a very low budget B movie when it was made and I think today it is an unknown masterpiece and in a decade or two will be a touchstone for what...
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    A best of all time Spy movie. Arguably the best Le Carre based film. I watch it a couple times every decade since it was released. Can it be said to hold up when it is set in a time, world, and...
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    Re: Elmore Leonardís 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    I utilize the philosophy behind the O.E.D. Since I could not access the full version online, I would put a spelling or application of part of a sentence and search it on Google to see how reputable...
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    Re: Elmore Leonardís 10 Rules For Novel Writing

    I am hearing local fm radio for 3 or 4 years carrying ads for "podcasts" not novels. Mostly true crime genre which was the big genre in the last days of paperbacks (after 2 years of COVID and with...
  6. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Yesterday afternoon, my local was having problems with the New Belgium 1554 on tap, the occasional afternoon root beer float-like treat that I reward myself with after a day of errands. They...
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    Re: Patrick O'Brian is unreadable dreck

    I read somewhere that Patrick O'Brien's narrative is superior even to Le Carre and that both are at the top of English language novelists despite their minor genres. I was able to ace a college class...
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    Re: Dems are going to win.

    The Uniparty requires McCarthy to be Speaker unless some Wisconsin representative resigns and the governor appoints Paul Ryan to fill the term so he can be reinstalled as Speaker of the House to...
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    Re: What is your go to pain med?

    I was using an occasional Ibuprofen. Then, I got scared that was unhealthy. A friend's heart doctor talked him into daily pine bark extract and L-Citrulline for blood vessel health. I tried it for...
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    LA Confidential is good, has held up well. I saw it by accident in a theater, then rented videos and streamed it several times since.

    Lawrence of Arabia will forever be one of the five greatest...
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    Re: Movies that have held up and those that don't

    I have been looking for "To Live and Die in L.A." for a couple years on different streaming services. No luck. I think some films are known to be good and can command higher fees decades after their...
  12. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    I really think Uncle Sam shares a lot of the guilt for this war. I wish our State Department and leadership had not publicly discussed it before Russia finally did invade. In some ways it looks in...
  13. Re: Want to get paid to move to a historic Italian town?

    I can't get my partner interested. I love ruined stone houses, lots of sun. I have several L'Eroica bicycles, but I would be happy with a 11 speed rear cog commuter bike. Forget cars. Read some...
  14. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Our favorite Infantry influencer predictably does not like the M113s being given to Ukraine.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBufXgTnou0 I disagree, it is a taxi, it works and its real field use range...
  15. Re: interesting photo from the battleship u.s.s. arkansas

    I am guessing it is metal for a machinery part. Sleeve bearings? Lead?
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    Re: Dems are going to win.

    I was a little young then, so I got the Gloria Steinem speech reverberation in about 1979. I think we have forgotten how momentous it was. Being forever in a reserve component of the US Military, I...
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    Re: Dems are going to win.

    This is another Bilge anomaly. Being in the tail end of the Baby Boomer generation, my government schools taught me Hitler burned the books. I guess if you are slightly younger, or are Jello Biafra,...
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    Re: Dems are going to win.

    Wow, to hear it told on the Bilge yet again that Hitler and Mussolini, the embodiment of the maximum state with control of the citizen's private wealth to a degree only rivaled by later Nordic...
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    Re: does anybody here

    I buy some when I see them at bookstores. I keep all the back issues I can, I have bought from WB Store some back issues in pdf. I buy a lot of used Easyriders Magazines and Lowrider, but of course...
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    Re: Voter Suppression Reports

    Its shameless GOP voter suppression. Everywhere there are too many Republicans standing in line to to rebel against the Covid lockdowns and the Economy through casting their one vote....
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    Re: Dems are going to win.

    Here in Kansas, some of my regular choices were not fruity enough, I had to split my ticket with the LP. I even wrote in a friend's name for one statewide office.
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    Re: Dems are going to win.

    I'm feeling very 1928!
  23. Re: Anecdotal proof that the Renault Dauphine was a crap car.

    In 1982, I felt it was sensible or expedient to roll my Renault Dauphine on to its side on old tires to replace the brake cylinder. I guess I might not have had much respect for it. Probably the...
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    Re: riddle of the sands-esque

    I also love it. Would have run guns with Erskine and his wife for Republican causes anytime....liked the real Asgard's dinghy , would suffer the novel's converted lifeboat's flaws, or even the...
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    Re: Unexpected covers

    Post Modern Jukebox singing Dream On as a Jazz Orchestra ensemble fronted by Morgan James. The performance is transformative. It makes you stunned by Steven Tyler’s lyrics and fall in love with the...
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    Re: Pelosi lands in Taiwan

    We on the Right have been consistently unfair with Pelosi. She has always been one of the hotter legislators in the history of the nation. And still maintains herself. Its like Jane Fonda. back in...
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    Re: Pelosi lands in Taiwan

    I don't understand how China decided Pelosi should be messed with. I cannot think of a bigger ally to China over many decades. And while not a hawk, Pelosi gladly signed every check for every...
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    I was going to say, I never ever remembered anyone complaining.
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    Re: Los Vesparados MC Colors.

    I bet back in the day, a patched and rockered vespa gang could've ridden through Kansas City without permission. I don't even think they would have stomped you and taken your cuts back then. You...
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    Re: Hey Brits, howís it going?

    I saw those temps and I thought that is just like Kansas! But, then I remembered the humidity, so its got to be like Missouri!
  31. Thread: Byob !!!!!!

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    Re: Byob !!!!!!

    Foster's again tonight, and listening to the Temptations Cloud 9 repeatedly....
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    Re: Republicans Lie

    I am tired of you continually shaming my people with our high crime David G!

    David Brooks of the New York Times says that as a Republican, I am a member of a "multiracial working-class party"...
  33. Re: An example of why I broke up with my old girlfriend s few years back

    The OP is false. There are no Ron Paul fan girls anywhere. I've looked.
  34. Re: The Game To Impeach Justices Kavanaugh And Gorsuch Is Afoot

    I happened to watch the HBO movie "Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight" last night. It was really good. Probably the best Historical movie made in a decade or so about people in federal government in DC....
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    Re: Meanwhile, in East Germany:

    I had a 250 MZ motorcycle in the early 1980s that I loved. I would send money to East Germany for parts but they would never come. Later, after the fall of the wall, I talked to industrial...
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    Re: The Federalist Opus Dei

    Opus Dei has been in the shadows of some Midwest social conservatives. Not naming names, but it was noticed when our senator or congress critter goes to Washington and lives in a compound...the stuff...
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    Minimal tools sounds goods but real clamps will be required. I do have 4 harbor freight pipe clamp sets and pipes. Also Whizbang got me serious about cutting my wood into at least 3 planks. So the...
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    I used my stimulus money to buy used American made machines and tools. I look at the splines and agree that in some ways it is easier than dowels or drifts. To me it means pulling the Shop Smith Mk...
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    No epoxy coating, just varnish sounds easier. I am big about being easy. So, a real marine varnish and not big box poly spar varnish will probably be worth buying. I don't know where I got the idea...
  40. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    A retired Green Beret Lt. Colonel professor of mine was a good friend of General Westmoreland and had him come out and give a talk at our small Midwestern, working class Socialist university after...
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    I had a titebond iii bottle I was going to try awhile back and it got hard. I would of course get a new one. I assume you plane the faying surfaces smooth and don't sand to get any kind of tooth? And...
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    I am trying to do the transom in two planks. Hadn't thought stability would have been improved in 3 or 5.

    I have a decade of excerpts from your experiences Wizbang, condemnations of non epoxy...
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    I have a one inch and three quarters thick air dried Black Walnut slab. Yes I know why not Walnut. It was free to me and I have a lot of unused West 105 Epoxy to soak it in. I want it to stay dark in...
  44. Re: Day-sailing an Ilur along MA coast (and NE in general), is it a good idea?

    At the farm messing around with my blue Thistle, I do impressions of Roger Barnes' style of "homely" dinghy cruising to amuse myself. I use my tan canvas cover as Barnes' Ilur boom tent. On the same...
  45. Thread: Ukraine

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    Re: Ukraine

    Now you have done it. Left leaning Bilge shippies don't like it when you quote established Leftist sources. When some used to say no War for Texaco and now find themselves almost shouting "Shell and...
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    Re: Ukraine

    We have gone away from our famous Vietnam era Green Berets who have several specialty roles derived from and expanded upon your Commandos. In this new era US State and CIA use former special forces...
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    Re: Ukraine

    I can sense the US State Department Sixth floor is hatching a plan to replace placeholder Joe Biden with a new President that will take Ukraine from the current similar advisors and American...
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    Re: 46 found dead in tractor trailer

    How many more times must this happen when a majority of Democrats and RINO Republicans in Congress have stated they support immigration reforms.

    I do not want the Moderate Republican "Guest...
  49. Re: My argument against the electoral college.

    It was disputed. But yes. The Electoral College is designed as JW stated in the constitution that states' allotted electoral representatives are counted and determine the winner. It is why many say...
  50. Thread: Susan Collins

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    Re: Susan Collins

    I get asked about her often in my Midwest household. I try to explain what Maine's political demographics are like. It all gets forgotten and then she's in the spotlight again and the same questions...
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