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Michael Hopcroft

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  1. Other than having a white American playing the lead (which is about as offensive as you can get), how was it? I have not seen a Charlie Chan film in decades.
  2. Q: You wanted to take a cold shower, so why are you so scalded like that! A: If you don't like all the shows on tour TV set, grab an Amiga and go make your own?
  3. I read an excerpt from Injustice online, which showed the Kyle Rsynor version of Green Lantern murdered by Sinestro by using his control of yeller energy constructs to but off his finger in hard vacuum. A very unpleasant way to die, and a rather unpleasant thing to read. And it occurred to me that if you have a yellow energy ring like Sinestro' s,, it's absurdly easy to kill any Green Lantern you want anytime you want in this very manner. How Hal Jordan lived beyond his first encounter with Sinestro I have no idea. I might follow through with this on another thread.
  4. Q: You have an Imaginary Girlfriend? Don't you know that never work's? A: This new cereal is causing a lot of kids to awaken their metagenes and turned them into supers prematurely!
  5. Daffy was banned for life from Disneyland. Donald Duck provoked him into a fistfight (ducks have fists?) and lost. In case anyone objects to my last post, I must say that absurdist humor is one of my main coping strategies.
  6. Who is this man? What sort of devil is he? To have me caught in a trap And choose to let me go free? It was his hour at last To put a seal on my fate, Wipe out the past, And wash me clean off the slate. All it would take was a flick of his knife. Vengeance was his and he gave me back my life! Damned if I'll live in the debt of a thief Damned if I'll yield at the end of the chase I am the Law and the Law is not mocked I'll spit his pity right back in his face There is nothing on earth that we share It is either Valjean or Javert! How can I now all
  7. I know how you feel. There's a RATM track that fits the situation almost perfectly, but A. I didn't remember the title. B. The subject matter, like most RATM tracks, is disturbing and enraging -- but this one even more so due to recent events. C . Like all RATM tracks, the language is coarse to almost laughable extremes After all, this is the group who recorded a track about driving in Beverly Hills and randomly shooting people as a blow against oppression. It would be painfully ironic were the far Right take cues and ideas form the Leftmost of all
  8. One of the characters of the sort only baseball could nurture. His gamble to put in Kirk Gibson as pinch hitter, when the only thing keeping him upright was farce of will. was a bet almost nobody else would have taken. All Gubon did was hit a game-winning home run and break the backs of the A's and the hearts of their fans. He was a unique personality, and even at his age will still be profoundly missed among te Dodger faithful.
  9. My instant pot is my friend, but I haven't gotten that creative yet. I want to do a bean chili, but that hasn't happened yet.
  10. Q: Why are these books all died up in neat bundles, and who did it? A: And now we know who his tailors are -- and what's tattooed on his arms.
  11. Q: I'm sorry the inauguration isn't immediate, but it's only two more weeks. Are you fine with that? A: I survived January 2021 and all I got was this lousy T-Shirt.
  12. QL Whst a cute little dog wsith too much hair! Is it sa purebreed? A: I told you to being me a Sharpie. A SHARPIE! Is that so difficult to understand?
  13. On one hand, they would probably pay very well. On the other, Ohio State might well pay better to keep him.
  14. Wear the **** mask. Please. NT: Subtle signs this was a bad day to go to Walmart.
  15. I was watching the Rose Bowl college football game (which has so far been barely a contest) and saw many shots of fans in the stadium ()how many there were I'm not entirely clear) and most shots featured several people who are not using their masks -- as if they wore them to get in and pulled them down once they thought the ushers weren't looking. We're talking hundreds if not thousands of people unmasked. I see a super-spreader event on the horizon if nobody's careful I wonder how many other bowl games this is happening at..
  16. If there's one thing Mary Anne would probably no longer want anything to do with, it's coconuts. When I was in high school, a group came to my thater class to talk about Commedia dell'arte, the tradtional Italian form of stage comedy, and cited Gilligan's Island as a great modern example. (This was in 1979, when the show was widely syndicated). Since Dell'Arte characters were types as opposed ot individuals, you wopuld place them in any situation and get funny scenes of "man in his madness". the cast of Gilligan's Island represented broad types, with the various foibles associated
  17. Just now the concert I was watching hit the explosive opening to Beethoven's Fifth Symphony. The opening sequence is known to everyone, of course, but not everyone is as as familiar with the rest of this monumental achievement. IIRC< Beethoven debuted the work in a concert in December 1805. The program also included the Pastoral Symphony (#6 if you're keeping track, and his fifth and final Piano Concerto (the Emperor). The concert sadly did not go so wall. The orchestra had only been given a few days to rehearse, Beethoven was a poor conductor even before his hearing
  18. I wish you and your cousin the best. I am religious, but I don't pray vary well.
  19. 1973 just called. Jon Pertwee wants his suit back. Otherwise, a surprisingly good clip. Claude Francois did not have a bad voice at all, and he did seem to have a solid stage presence even with the distraction factor of half a dozen barely-dressed dancers.
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