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by Sonic Youth
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:43 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great Again
Replies: 99
Views: 1655

Re: Everything Is Great Again

Sonic, I understand that one would like to be more quickly certain where and how high this Russia story is going, but properly executed law enforcement investigations aren't speedy things. I remind those who weren't around, that we started talking about Watergate in the Spring of 1973, and Nixon di...
by Sonic Youth
Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:41 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great Again
Replies: 99
Views: 1655

Re: Everything Is Great Again

Big Magilla wrote:I'm fairly certain that Trump leaked those two pages himself - 2005, for all we know, was the only year that he actually paid any tax.


In other words, we know no more now than we did 24 hours ago.
by Sonic Youth
Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:56 am
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Everything Is Great Again
Replies: 99
Views: 1655

Re: The Decline of the American Empire

Not that it will mean anything to his supporters, but here it is... http://www.msnbc.com/ It barely means anything to me. A two page summary, the end. I'm sure it's somewhat elucidating to finance wonks, but to me this could be any multi-millionaire's returns. It didn't remotely call for all the wh...
by Sonic Youth
Mon Mar 06, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Robert Osborne
Replies: 6
Views: 150

Re: R.I.P. Robert Osborne

Actual conversation I just had.

Me: Robert Osborne just died.
Wife: Hmm... Sounds familiar. Remind me?
Me: "Hi, I'm Robert Osborne."
Wife: Oh my god!
by Sonic Youth
Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: The People
Topic: R.I.P. Robert Osborne
Replies: 6
Views: 150

R.I.P. Robert Osborne

A bit of history has died... that is, my own personal history, having spent years watching Turner Classic Movies. R.I.P. to the world's kindliest film snob. (Wasn't sure whether to put it here or in the Broadcast forum.) Robert Osborne, TCM Host and Film Historian, Dies at 84 Carmel Dagan Staff Writ...
by Sonic Youth
Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 89th Oscars: General & Ceremony Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 1426

Re: 89th Oscars: General & Ceremony Discussion

In the end, I'm with Uri: this was easily the most fun thing I've seen happen at the Oscars in a long time, so it seems strange people want to burn someone at the stake for it. Those (most) of you who were way too young to see Sacheen Littlefeather in real time may not comprehend that we used to ha...
by Sonic Youth
Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 89th Oscars: General & Ceremony Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 1426

Re: 89th Oscars: General & Ceremony Discussion

And while we're at it, had the Oscars not followed the Emmy's cheesy route of allowing every single person involved with the film coming onstage for the best picture award, instead of only the producers the way it used to be, correcting the wrongs could have been handled in a far more elegant way (...
by Sonic Youth
Tue Feb 28, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 89th Oscars: General & Ceremony Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 1426

Re: 89th Oscars: General & Ceremony Discussion

Don't be surprised if before long some enterprising ambulance chaser talks him into bringing a suit against the Academy for invasion of privacy and whatever else they can think of for a quick settlement. The so-called journalists who decided it would be a noble idea to look into the criminal backgr...
by Sonic Youth
Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 89th Oscars: General & Ceremony Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 1426

Re: 89th Oscars: General & Ceremony Discussion

Why the hell is this even a story? Who cares if Gary from Chicago was an ex-con? Everyone gets a chance to start a new life regardless of their past. Besides, since this was a planned thing, but not planned for who would be on the bus, I hardly think it fair to blame the Academy for not vetting the...
by Sonic Youth
Tue Feb 28, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 89th Oscars: General & Ceremony Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 1426

Re: 89th Oscars: General & Ceremony Discussion

You can't make this stuff up. It just keeps coming. http://pagesix.com/2017/02/28/gary-from-chicago-is-an-ex-con-who-served-22-years-for-attempted-rape/?_ga=1.84629209.1373971229.1473370799 "It was unclear if Academy Award organizers — who already have egg on their faces due to the riotous Bes...
by Sonic Youth
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:42 pm
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 89th Oscars: General & Ceremony Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 1426

Re: 89th Oscars: General & Ceremony Discussion

But lets not forget Barry Jenkins? He was just as much the gentleman, equally classy and generous, both on the broadcast and during the backstage interview. And he came across as a really nice person to me. I wish he received more attention. Jenkins has been a class-act all Oscar season. I've follo...
by Sonic Youth
Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 89th Oscars: General & Ceremony Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 1426

Re: 89th Oscars: General & Ceremony Discussion

So: the Moonlight upset (as apart from the fuck-up heard round the world). Sabin asked below if it was the greatest upset ever. I’ve always thought the Bob Fosse win in 1972 was the single greatest upset I’ve ever encountered – The Godfather had become the all-time box-office champ (which then ofte...
by Sonic Youth
Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: 89th Predictions and Precursors
Topic: Oscar Predictions Contest (with a new twist!)
Replies: 33
Views: 870

Re: Oscar Predictions Contest (with a new twist!)

I would like a second verification of the number of winners who referenced refugees, diversity, immigrants or Trump. I think the number is 5: The Makeup & Hairstyling winner, Barry Jenkins, the Documentary Short winner, the Zootopia guys and The Salesman . Am I missing something? Correction: 6....
by Sonic Youth
Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:49 am
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 89th Oscars: General & Ceremony Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 1426

Re: 89th Oscars: General & Ceremony Discussion

Glad to hear your dad will be okay. Sorry that that happened.
by Sonic Youth
Mon Feb 27, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: 89th Nominations and Winners
Topic: 89th Oscars: General & Ceremony Discussion
Replies: 81
Views: 1426

Re: 89th Oscars: General & Ceremony Discussion

I had a whole review in my mind for the show... the sets were terrific, this was very well paced, Kimmel is really fast on his feet but he was also sometimes his own worst enemy... but none of that really matters now, does it? So I'll say this. We need a new law. No one is allowed to say "The O...

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