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Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Dec 2023, 9:38am
revbob wrote:
04 Dec 2023, 8:43am
BitterTom wrote:
04 Dec 2023, 4:41am
I've missed the strange tangents on this forum a reply can muster, good to see you all again :approve:
One of our finest features to be sure.
It's certainly driven away people who join just to talk about *ugh* The Clash.
Ewww that's what my dad listens to.

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revbob wrote:
04 Dec 2023, 10:29am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Dec 2023, 9:38am
revbob wrote:
04 Dec 2023, 8:43am
BitterTom wrote:
04 Dec 2023, 4:41am
I've missed the strange tangents on this forum a reply can muster, good to see you all again :approve:
One of our finest features to be sure.
It's certainly driven away people who join just to talk about *ugh* The Clash.
Ewww that's what my dad listens to.
The Clash: Music For People With Mortgages.™
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Jimmy Stewart sufficiently enjoyed bombing America's enemies to re-enlist in the Air Force during the Vietnam War and fly a few missions.
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Silent Majority wrote:
20 Dec 2023, 8:37am
Jimmy Stewart sufficiently enjoyed bombing America's enemies to re-enlist in the Air Force during the Vietnam War and fly a few missions.
Yeah, he's a curious case of being a hard-right conservative yet his prominent acting resume was for playing simple and basic, kind men. An actor whose work I generally love but require not thinking about the actual man.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
20 Dec 2023, 8:59am
Silent Majority wrote:
20 Dec 2023, 8:37am
Jimmy Stewart sufficiently enjoyed bombing America's enemies to re-enlist in the Air Force during the Vietnam War and fly a few missions.
Yeah, he's a curious case of being a hard-right conservative yet his prominent acting resume was for playing simple and basic, kind men. An actor whose work I generally love but require not thinking about the actual man.
I'm often surprised by how many of the old Hollywood actors were conservative, not hard to imagine that some would have been Trump supporters.

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Mimi wrote:
20 Dec 2023, 9:43am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
20 Dec 2023, 8:59am
Silent Majority wrote:
20 Dec 2023, 8:37am
Jimmy Stewart sufficiently enjoyed bombing America's enemies to re-enlist in the Air Force during the Vietnam War and fly a few missions.
Yeah, he's a curious case of being a hard-right conservative yet his prominent acting resume was for playing simple and basic, kind men. An actor whose work I generally love but require not thinking about the actual man.
I'm often surprised by how many of the old Hollywood actors were conservative, not hard to imagine that some would have been Trump supporters.
They came of age and into their own during the New Deal and welfare state, playing roles to appeal to, what was then, predominantly liberal audience, so it seems to make sense that the actors themselves wouldn't be so removed from the general population. But for every Henry Fonda, there's a Jimmy Stewart and a Ronald Reagan.
"What is a juggalo? A juggalo ask what it is, well, fuck if I know. What is a juggalo? I don't know, but I'm down with the clown and I'm down for life, yo." - Richard Nixon, Checkers Speech, abandoned early draft

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
20 Dec 2023, 10:05am
Mimi wrote:
20 Dec 2023, 9:43am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
20 Dec 2023, 8:59am
Silent Majority wrote:
20 Dec 2023, 8:37am
Jimmy Stewart sufficiently enjoyed bombing America's enemies to re-enlist in the Air Force during the Vietnam War and fly a few missions.
Yeah, he's a curious case of being a hard-right conservative yet his prominent acting resume was for playing simple and basic, kind men. An actor whose work I generally love but require not thinking about the actual man.
I'm often surprised by how many of the old Hollywood actors were conservative, not hard to imagine that some would have been Trump supporters.
They came of age and into their own during the New Deal and welfare state, playing roles to appeal to, what was then, predominantly liberal audience, so it seems to make sense that the actors themselves wouldn't be so removed from the general population. But for every Henry Fonda, there's a Jimmy Stewart and a Ronald Reagan.
Of course Ronnie was a Hollywood liberal in the New Deal days. Before General Electric sent him on a Shithead Apprenticeship Course, round the country to give speeches, on a train with a satchelful of books called things like: Unions: Shoot them All, Or Just the Leaders? and Why Stalin is Coming to California to Wreck Your Marriage.
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Silent Majority wrote:
20 Dec 2023, 12:06pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
20 Dec 2023, 10:05am
Mimi wrote:
20 Dec 2023, 9:43am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
20 Dec 2023, 8:59am
Silent Majority wrote:
20 Dec 2023, 8:37am
Jimmy Stewart sufficiently enjoyed bombing America's enemies to re-enlist in the Air Force during the Vietnam War and fly a few missions.
Yeah, he's a curious case of being a hard-right conservative yet his prominent acting resume was for playing simple and basic, kind men. An actor whose work I generally love but require not thinking about the actual man.
I'm often surprised by how many of the old Hollywood actors were conservative, not hard to imagine that some would have been Trump supporters.
They came of age and into their own during the New Deal and welfare state, playing roles to appeal to, what was then, predominantly liberal audience, so it seems to make sense that the actors themselves wouldn't be so removed from the general population. But for every Henry Fonda, there's a Jimmy Stewart and a Ronald Reagan.
Of course Ronnie was a Hollywood liberal in the New Deal days. Before General Electric sent him on a Shithead Apprenticeship Course, round the country to give speeches, on a train with a satchelful of books called things like: Unions: Shoot them All, Or Just the Leaders? and Why Stalin is Coming to California to Wreck Your Marriage.
And, even as president, he maintained that FDR was his political hero. He regarded the New Deal as a valid attempt to deal with a crisis, but a permanent welfare state an abomination. There is a logic in that, even if he was certainly guided more by a greater income than consistent principle there.
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... that Spider-Man is called Spindelmannen in Swedish. I like that.
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Olaf wrote:
04 Jan 2024, 11:30am
... that Spider-Man is called Spindelmannen in Swedish. I like that.
Years and years ago, I saw some stand-up on tv give him a Jewish spin—pronounced SPEE-der-mun. As in Abraham Speederman. That was the funniest part of the bit (I assume, given that that's what I remember).
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… Barbara "Agent 99" Feldon is still alive and that in the late 50s she won $64K on The $64,000 Question.
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Dr. Medulla wrote:
12 Feb 2024, 4:14pm
… Barbara "Agent 99" Feldon is still alive and that in the late 50s she won $64K on The $64,000 Question.
An early TV crush for sure.


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… the model/inspiration for Andrew Wyeth's Christina's World couldn't walk but also refused to use a wheelchair. The painting therefore becomes an image of defiance rather than something more pastoral.

https://www.moma.org/collection/works/7 ... 0to%20walk.
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