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#1 gmat

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Posted 09 January 2020 - 01:25 AM

Buck Henry.

Been around forever. Hosted SNL 10 times. Wrote The Graduate, adapted Catch 22.




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Posted 09 January 2020 - 08:38 AM

 gmat, on 09 January 2020 - 01:25 AM, said:

Buck Henry.

Been around forever. Hosted SNL 10 times. Wrote The Graduate, adapted Catch 22.

I first remember seeing his name in the credits of Get Smart.
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Posted 09 January 2020 - 02:54 PM

 LFC, on 09 January 2020 - 08:38 AM, said:

I first remember seeing his name in the credits of Get Smart.

Any person that could collaborate on an equal basis with Mel Brooks deserves to be called a comic genius. (Did pretty good with Belushi too)
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If you've got public schools paid for by taxpayers, you're in a socialist nation. If you have public roads paid for by taxpayers, socialist nation. If you've got public defense (police, fire, military, coast guard) paid for by tax dollars, socialist nation. If you're in a nation that has nationalized or localized delivery of services that are not paid for by users alone, you're in a socialist nation- the only question is how socialist. As I see it, we pay the military pay to protect the shipping lanes for our fuel needs which makes us very socialist. In a capitalist nation, the people supplying the oil would pay for their own defense force.


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Posted 10 January 2020 - 05:34 PM

Neal Peart, the drummer for Rush, died at age 67. I know several drummers who were smitten with him.
" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 06:34 PM

https://www.rollings...bituary-936221/
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“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It's simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”

— Carl Sagan


Pray for Trump: Psalm 109:8

"Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers arc in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.

— Carl Sagan
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
1995


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On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe


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Posted 11 January 2020 - 11:22 AM

Good drum-cover of Pearl here

https://m.youtube.co...ThGfwU&index=28

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 11:32 AM

Edd Byrnes, once famous as the hair-combing Kookie of ‘77 Sunset Strip,’ dies at 87


https://www.washingt...a776_story.html
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If you've got public schools paid for by taxpayers, you're in a socialist nation. If you have public roads paid for by taxpayers, socialist nation. If you've got public defense (police, fire, military, coast guard) paid for by tax dollars, socialist nation. If you're in a nation that has nationalized or localized delivery of services that are not paid for by users alone, you're in a socialist nation- the only question is how socialist. As I see it, we pay the military pay to protect the shipping lanes for our fuel needs which makes us very socialist. In a capitalist nation, the people supplying the oil would pay for their own defense force.


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Posted 11 January 2020 - 04:13 PM

Georges Duboeuf, the man who made beaujolais popular.

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Georges Duboeuf, the legendary Beaujolais winemaker and négociant who introduced the wines of his French region to millions of consumers, died of a stroke Saturday, Jan. 4, at his home in Romanèche-Thorins near Lyon, France. He was 86.

"Beaujolais, France and the wine industry lost one of their most passionate advocates with the passing of Georges Duboeuf," said Duboeuf's son Franck and his family in a statement. "During his 86 years with us, he brought much personal joy and inspiration to our lives as well as to those he touched throughout his career. We loved him and will continue to honor his legacy personally, and through the wines he nurtured and loved, for many years to come."

A masterful marketer, Duboeuf in the 1980s elevated the annual release of Beaujolais Nouveau wines, which occurs on the third Thursday of November, from a local event to a worldwide celebration. His other Beaujolais wines, many with vibrant floral labels designed by Duboeuf himself, introduced many Americans, Japanese and others to the region and its Gamay wines. U.S. imports of Duboeuf wines peaked at 1 million cases a decade ago. While sales declined as the Nouveau phenomenon faded, today annual imports remain steady at around 200,000 cases.

" 'Individual conscience' means that women only get contraceptives if their employers, their physicians, their pharmacists, their husbands and/or fathers, pastors, and possibly their mayors, Governors, State Secretaries of Health, Congressmen, Senators, and President all agree that in that particular case they're justifiable." --D.C. Sessions

"That's the problem with being implacable foes - no one has any incentive to treat you as anything more than an obstacle to be overcome."

"The 'Road to Serfdom' is really all right turns." --Progressive Whisperer

""The GOP ... where every accusation is also a confession." --Progressive Whisperer

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 05:00 PM

View Postandydp, on 11 January 2020 - 11:32 AM, said:

Edd Byrnes, once famous as the hair-combing Kookie of ‘77 Sunset Strip,’ dies at 87


https://www.washingt...a776_story.html

Kookie! I remember that show well. My parents loved it.

I liked him in Grease.

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 06:28 PM

Kookie, Kookie, lend me your comb....
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Posted 11 January 2020 - 09:39 PM

View Postgmat, on 11 January 2020 - 11:22 AM, said:

Good drum-cover of Pearl here

https://m.youtube.co...ThGfwU&index=28

I was thinking that she would do a cover after his death, but I guess she had already done one. She is amazing. I ended up subscribing to her YouTube channel after you pointed her out when Ginger Baker died.
“Trump’s a stupid man’s idea of a smart person, a poor man’s idea of a rich person & a weak man’s idea of a strong man.”

— Fran Lebowitz


“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It's simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”

— Carl Sagan


Pray for Trump: Psalm 109:8

"Science is more than a body of knowledge; it is a way of thinking. I have a foreboding of an America in my children's or grandchildren's time - when the United States is a service and information economy; when nearly all the key manufacturing industries have slipped away to other countries; when awesome technological powers arc in the hands of a very few, and no one representing the public interest can even grasp the issues; when the people have lost the ability to set their own agendas or knowledgeably question those in authority; when, clutching our crystals and nervously consulting our horoscopes, our critical faculties in decline, unable to distinguish between what feels good and what's true, we slide, almost without noticing, back into superstition and darkness.

— Carl Sagan
The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark
1995


“As democracy is perfected, the office of president represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron.”

— H.L. Mencken
On Politics: A Carnival of Buncombe


“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”

— Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Second inaugural address January, 1937

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 09:49 AM

View PostAnBr, on 11 January 2020 - 09:39 PM, said:



I was thinking that she would do a cover after his death, but I guess she had already done one. She is amazing. I ended up subscribing to her YouTube channel after you pointed her out when Ginger Baker died.

I was hoping to find her version of XYZ, but no joy. (I like to hear a rhythm section dealing with weird time signatures)

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Posted 16 January 2020 - 09:12 PM

Christopher Tolkien, 1924-2020

Besides backstory and references to The Lord of the Rings, what most of us might remember him by is his original drawing of the canonical map of Middle-Earth. For good or ill, it's the ancestor to more or less every fantasy world map since.
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