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 1 
 on: September 19, 2019, 09:15:56 PM 
Started by Ella Minnow Pea - Last post by Zafer Kaya
So... if Trump made a promise to Ukraine if they would dig up dirt on Biden that would seem to be straight up impeachable.  And if Biden knew or worse had some part in the affair, he would be implicated as well...and that would be impeachable.

So assuming Trump is caught red-handed nd you are the Dems, particularly if you are Pelosi, do you go for impeachment?  Or do you maybe slow play this, hope to pick up some seats in the Senate and then impeach?  You know Pelosi has to be thinking "Holy shit, I could be POTUS."

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 on: September 19, 2019, 04:21:22 PM 
Started by MissKitty - Last post by c-lando
1. "Manhattan Beach" - Jennifer Egan - Give me a book that's just about Eddie and the bosun.
2. "Dark Sacred Night" - Michael Connelly - Connelly finally puts Bosch and Ballard together and I like it.
3. "My Own Devices: Essays From the Road on Music, Science, and Senseless Love" - Dessa - I first heard about Dessa during Barb during her MPR days. I saw this book on the NPR book thingy and thought I would check it out. Parts of this book will definitely stick with me for a long time. I love the way her mind works, even if it seems to work against her in some aspects of her life.
4. "Come with Me" - Helen Schulman - Slooooooooooow start but I finally connected with the book in the final quarter. But, it took me all month (and about a week and a half of late fines from the library) to finish it.
5. "The Heart's Invisible Furies" - John Boyne
6. "Still Me" - Jojo Moyes
7. "To All the Boys I've Loved Before" - Jenny Han
8. "P.S. I Still Love You" - Jenny Han
9. "Always and Forever, Lara Jean" - Jenny Han
10. "The Wedding Date" - Jasmine Guillory - I wanted something and light and found this recommendation from Roxane Gay. I flew through the book. Definitely light and LUSTY.
11. "Rich People Problems" - Kevin Kwan
12. "We're Going to Need More Wine" - Gabrielle Union
13. "Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine" - Gail Honeyman - I found myself crying a lot while reading this book. She really pulls you into the loneliness of this character.
14. "The Proposal" - Jasmine Guillory - I had so much fun with her first book that I hopped onto the second one, which follows a secondary character from her first book.
15. "The Bride Test" - Helen Hoang - This was recommended for folks who liked the Jasmine Guillory books. I was not disappointed. I'm embracing my sudden need for somewhat trashy novels.
16. "The Lager Queen of Minnesota" - J. Ryan Stradal - Life's what happens while you're busy making other plans.
17. "Sunset Beach" - Mary Kay Andrews - I don't really read these but my best friend loves them. So, I thought we could discuss it during our vacation together this week. I started off hating this protagonist, but she and the story grew on me.

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 on: September 19, 2019, 01:01:51 AM 
Started by MissKitty - Last post by trixi
(and with HJC in the background)

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 on: September 18, 2019, 10:19:00 PM 
Started by MissKitty - Last post by daytime drinking
1-  i'm a stranger here myself- bill bryson
2- oh crap!  Potty Training: Everything Modern Parents Need to Know to Do It Once and Do It Right- jamie glowacki
3- sideshow usa: freaks and the american cultural imagination-  rachel adams
4- bhagavad gita- translated and commentary by ac bhaktivedanta swami prabhupada
5- lord of light- roger zelazny
6- uncle's dream- dostoyevsky
7- infinite jest- david foster wallace
8- the complete works of pseudo dionysius
9- nigger of the narcissus- joseph conrad 

10- the ascent of money- niall ferguson- if there's one thing about money it's that people want it.  fun read.  totally reveals the ingenuity involved to exploit the financial system thereby shifting the paradigm completely.  decade after century after millennia etcetera

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 on: September 18, 2019, 04:32:43 PM 
Started by Zafer Kaya - Last post by Paco
Anyone watching the latest Ken Burns mini-series documentary "Country Music" on PBS? Now 3 nights in the bag (out of 8 two hour episodes). I absolutely love this stuff, even though as such I'm not into country music at all. But the series is so well made and obviously meticulously researched.

Yeah, I've been waiting for it to come on and have been watching with great interest. Even as a student of traditional country music, blues and folk, I think it's fantastic. For those who don't know about the roots of country music, it's a great introduction.

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 on: September 18, 2019, 02:00:43 PM 
Started by Zafer Kaya - Last post by Butter
The thing with Tench's son is so stupid.  I get that it adds a needed element of personal family drama to the show but I mean, there were thousands of ways they could have done that.

It's too bad, because I really like the Tench character and Holt McCallany does an incredible job, IMO.  The other two leads I really don't care about that much.

I don't know.  I'll probably hang in there for another season but the kid thing has more-or-less ruined what was shaping up to be solid show with upside.

It's like "everyone gets a personal life storyline so that you can see how hard this was on their personal lives".  I get it.  I just don't care.  And the Tench son thing was really really stupid.

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 on: September 18, 2019, 01:08:24 PM 
Started by c-lando - Last post by Dan
Movies seen in 2019 (new movies in bold):
1. Shaun of the Dead
2. Twister
3. Super Troopers 2
4. A Quiet Place
5. The Untouchables
6. Solo: A Star Wars Story
7. Rabbit-Proof Fence

8. Shine
9. The Fugitive
10. The Firm
11. Meru

12. What We Do In The Shadows
13. The Godfather
14. The Incredibles 2
15. Catwalk: Tales from the Cat Show Circuit

16. Avengers: Infinity War
17. Rampage
18. Four Weddings and Funeral
19. High Flying Bird
20. The Old Man and the Gun
21. The Pelican Brief

22. Deadpool 2
23. Mission Impossible: Fallout
24. Peppermint
25. Crazy Rich Asians
26. Training Day

27. Deadpool
28. Captain Marvel
29. Green Book
30. Lego Movie 2
31. Dead Poets Society
32. The Girl in the Spider's Web
33. Ralph Breaks the Internet
34. Triple Frontier

35. Maverick
36. Reality Bites
37. A Knight's Tale
38. Major League
39. The Natural
40. Avengers: Infinity War
41. Avengers: Endgame
42. Edge of Tomorrow
43. The Meg
44. Comedian
45. Destination Wedding

46. Bloodsport
47. Bad Times at the El Royale
48. Booksmart

49. Clue
50. Men In Black: International
51. Notting Hill
52. V for Vendetta
53. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
54. The Hangover
55. Crazy Rich Asians
56. The Spy Who Dumped Me
57. Hobbs & Shaw
58. Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift

59. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
60. The Old Man and the Gun
61. Notting Hill
62. Thor: Ragnarok
63. Mortal Engines
64. Wedding Crashers
65. Red Sparrow
66. Apollo 11

67. Batman (1989)
68. Pitch Perfect 2
69. How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
70. White Men Can't Jump
71. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World


WMCJ: Fun on a 2nd viewing, but also a lot of it seemed silly. Would have liked Wesley Snipes to be a better basketball player in real life. Didn't care so much when Rosie Perez left him this time around.

SPvtW: Really - this is a top 10 movie ever made for me. I love that movie. The characters in this movie are some of the best. We tried to decide who our favorite characters are, and the list is really long! Also, there are THREE comic book heroes in this! Crazy when you think about it.

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 on: September 18, 2019, 12:07:55 PM 
Started by Zafer Kaya - Last post by euro60
Anyone watching the latest Ken Burns mini-series documentary "Country Music" on PBS? Now 3 nights in the bag (out of 8 two hour episodes). I absolutely love this stuff, even though as such I'm not into country music at all. But the series is so well made and obviously meticulously researched.

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 on: September 18, 2019, 11:40:50 AM 
Started by Zafer Kaya - Last post by Zafer Kaya
The thing with Tench's son is so stupid.  I get that it adds a needed element of personal family drama to the show but I mean, there were thousands of ways they could have done that.

It's too bad, because I really like the Tench character and Holt McCallany does an incredible job, IMO.  The other two leads I really don't care about that much.

I don't know.  I'll probably hang in there for another season but the kid thing has more-or-less ruined what was shaping up to be solid show with upside.

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 on: September 18, 2019, 08:39:43 AM 
Started by MissKitty - Last post by MissKitty
1. The Heart's Invisible Furies - John Boyne
2. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott
3. A Tree Grows in Brooklyn - Betty Smith
4. Uncle Tom's Cabin - Harriet Beecher Stowe
5. The Road to Unfreedom - Timothy Snyder
6. Closer You Are: The Story of Robert Pollard and Guided by Voices - Matthew Cutter

7. Siren Song - Seymour Stein

It's taken me awhile to get through this book - not because it's bad, but precisely the opposite. I read it a little at a time to properly savor it, because I didn't want it to end. The man who founded Sire Records and signed so many of my favorite bands isn't afraid to dish the dirt, and also gives credit where credit is due. He positively gushes about learning the trade from Cincinnati's own King Records kingpin Syd Nathan, and on the opposite side of the coin doesn't mince words about what a two-faced, entitled asswipe Mo Ostin (former Warner Bros Records head honcho) is.

If you're into record labels in general and Sire Records artists in particular, this book is pretty juicy stuff. A+
it also probably doesn't hurt that it's a signed book and you had your picture taken with him ;-)

:)

(and with HJC in the background)

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