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  1. Not likely, from what I've seen in the trailers, but it's certainly possible.
  2. (Fish on Friday) Script for a Jester's Tear (2020 5.1 mix) by Marillion
  3. Flip phones came around in 1996, with the Motorola StarTAC. The first demonstration of cellular technology was in 1973 by Motorola, but it wasn't really rolled out until almost a decade later, with these phones:
  4. Yup. He's about 7 years younger than Shatner.
  5. I was cleaning out my spam trap on an older email address this morning, and noticed that I've received several messages from a former Attorney General, who is apparently running as a Republican for one of our senate seats next year. I then noticed that all of the messages are addressed using my Mom's first name, which is quite odd, as she hadn't been registered to vote in Nevada since the early 90s, has never owned a computer, has never had an email address, and has been dead for five years. It's funny that he's spouting the voter fraud line in his fundraising, while actively courting the dead vote.
  6. Die Hard 2: The one at the airport. Not as good as the first, not as bad as some that followed. (Amazon Prime) Turner and Hooch: It's the Odd Couple if Oscar Madison was a French mastiff. Hooch's owner is murdered, and he has to catch the killers with the help of a human investigator. (Disney+) Coward of the County: TV movie with Kenny Rogers, based upon his song of the same name. A nostalgia watch. (DVD)
  7. Many years ago, when I still worked in retail, our store manager came back from a development meeting with a bunch of cheerleading concepts that he attempted to share at a morning huddle. He talked about finding our North Star, and said that we should set our goals to reaching it. He then made the mistake of asking us what we thought that meant (you know, for "buy-in"). I casually answered, "You should set an unattainable goal, so that you'll always be chasing it." "Yes!" he shouted, before it sunk in, then he shouted, "no!" He then changed his metaphor to climbing a mountain towards our North Star goal, and asked us what we thought that meant. I answered, "You should always climb higher, until you fall off the other side of the mountain, like in that 'Price Is Right' game." "Yes!" Then, after a pause, "no." He looked confused and decided to break up the huddle at that time. And we never heard about the North Star again from him.
  8. The Hunger Games The Hunger Games: Catching Fire The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2: First one's good. Second one's not quite as good as the first. Third one and fourth one should have been made into a single shorter movie, instead of a 2 film cash grab. (Hulu) What If...: Season one, interesting interlinked multiverse story. (Disney+)
  9. I didn't realize that Chilton's made a manual for a Tardis.
  10. Unfortunately, she won't do it. She's been asked numerous times by multiple members of the family, and I even offered to take pictures on one of my trips. That got me a firm decline, though she did send me a text document with six very generic Maine-related recipes, including one for lobster rolls (not something I'd make here in Las Vegas, and not one of the recipes that I was looking for).
  11. My Grand-Mère's recipes* are being held by the only person in my family who can't cook (my Aunt, who married into the family). Many years back, my Mom was trying to explain how to read the recipes to her, and had to explain the phrase, "Serves 4, or two people who want to eat", which was written on a recipe for a French chicken stew. It meant, serves 4 if you are having sides with it, or two people if it's the only item in the meal. My Aunt then asked what to do if you were having over more than 4 people. (She also became confused about the phrase, "season to taste".) *These are family recipes, and the ones that she had gathered during her career as a professional chef. I'd really like to get my hands on them, so that I could scan them, and then make copies for everyone in the family. That's not going to happen, because my Aunt will not let them go under any circumstances. but she's never going to use them either.
  12. Paramount released "It's a Wonderful Life" on 4K UHD a year or two ago. It's listing for about $17 on Amazon right now. I'm assuming that the 5.1 sound mix and HDR video transfer are probably considered a transformative work, and eligible for copyright protections, even if the original movie isn't. The Great Gatsby entered the public domain on January 1, 2021, and there are still multiple versions for sale. I'd expect more adaptations in the future, though. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/jan/29/the-great-gatsby-out-of-copyright-prequel-nick-michael-farris-smith
  13. I usually have a high tolerance for bad movies, but I found Seth Rogen's Green Hornet to be eminently unwatchable. I turned it off somewhere around 20 to 30 minutes in.
  14. A few notes concerning the above discussion: Mickey Mouse will become public domain on January 1, 2024, in the "Steamboat Willie" version. Later versions of the character will still be under copyright, and Disney will retain trademark rights. https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2019/01/a-whole-years-worth-of-works-just-fell-into-the-public-domain/ "It's a Wonderful Life" is in public domain due to an error renewing the copyright on the film, but royalties are still required to show it because the copyright on the original story, "The Greatest Gift" by Philip Van Doren had been renewed in 1971. The movie is considered a derivative work, and therefore requires compensation to the original author.
  15. That's a trick question. The best "oreo" ever was a Hydrox.
  16. Wish You Were Here (5.1 mix) by Pink Floyd
  17. I'd recommend wearing your radiation badge if you're visiting Sugar Bunker in Nevada. It's very close to Frenchman Flat, and mostly on the way when you're visiting Sedan Crater.
  18. Forbidden Planet: An over-protective father tries to shield his daughter from a bunch of sailors. (Blu-ray) Police Squad! (In Color): Short-lived police parody show from the folks who made Airplane! (DVD)
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