April 29, 2017

EMT 04/29/17
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The old movies really are the best ones. And by old, I mean anything made yesterday is probably worlds better than anything made today, and tomorrow's releases will be even worse.

Watched "A History of Violence" last night. Remembered liking it quite a bit years ago, and it really holds up well.

The movie takes the time to develop its characters enough to actually care about them.

Nobody is saving the world. It's a far easier story to relate to than a bunch of guys and gals in shiny pajamas. "History" is simply about a man trying to keep his past from stealing his present.

The violence is short, effective and fairly brutal without being murder porn. Tip to Hollywood: WWE isn't real.* When real people get hit with a baseball bat, it tends to take the fight right out of them.

And Maria Bello.

* don't take that wrong -- no doubt they are damn fine athletes for the most part, and dishing and taking all sorts of punishment with the crazy stunts they pull to entertain us.

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1 Good morning horde

Posted by: Skip at April 29, 2017 12:53 AM (Ot7+c)

2 Good Morning Morons.  Today is Saturday, April 29, 2017.  On this day in 1945 Dachau concentration camp was liberated by United States troops.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2017 12:54 AM (mpXpK)

3 Trump fed some more red meat to his conservative supporters when he went to the NRA convention and told the members that the 8 year war against the second amendment was dead now. And I take exception to this BS statement by Fox in the article.


During the presidential race, he became a champion of gun rights and often spoke about his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton's intent to abolish the Second Amendment, a claim she never made.  


Scankles spoke out against guns at every campaign stop and made no secret of her desire to implement radical gun control all the way down to confiscating guns. If that is not "doing away with the second amendment I will eat a horse.


http://tinyurl.com/kjhxfyn

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2017 12:55 AM (mpXpK)

4 School kids across America are happy.  Mooch's lunch menu is being shit-canned.


http://tinyurl.com/lvd8qvt

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2017 12:55 AM (mpXpK)

5 Off shore drilling is back.


http://tinyurl.com/ltse2cl

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2017 12:55 AM (mpXpK)

6 The Russian Grand Prix at Sochi qualifying starts at 8am on CNBC

Posted by: Skip at April 29, 2017 12:55 AM (Ot7+c)

7 A House Democrat has completed his report on the 2016 drubbing they got and they are going to great lengths to make sure it is kept secret.


http://tinyurl.com/kacfgj3

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2017 12:55 AM (mpXpK)

8 g'mornin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at April 29, 2017 12:56 AM (KCxzN)

9 CNN official; "Journalism is threatened by Trump".  Well then asshole, CNN has nothing to worry about.


http://tinyurl.com/lrz3krb

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2017 12:57 AM (mpXpK)

10 2 Good Morning Morons. Today is Saturday, April 29, 2017. On this day in 1945 Dachau concentration camp was liberated by United States troops. Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 29, 2017 05:54 AM (mpXpK) "Dachau? Never heard of it." - - The Left & Islam

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 29, 2017 12:57 AM (mbhDw)

11 RYNO-Ryan fail; we're still doing CRs for budgets and we still have that $1T Obama add for "stimulus" in 2009.


http://tinyurl.com/n635z44

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2017 12:57 AM (mpXpK)

12 Berkeley riot organizers are tied to NAMBLA.


http://tinyurl.com/mvcbxa9

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2017 12:58 AM (mpXpK)

13 IBD examines why Repubocare really failed in the House and it wasn't House conservatives who mostly had already sold us out.  It was RINO "moderates" who do not want Obamacare repealed at all, not even partially.  People, we truly do NOT have a Party.


http://tinyurl.com/lowprwu


That's it for today folks. Not much out there this Sat morning.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2017 12:58 AM (mpXpK)

14 12 Berkeley riot organizers are tied to NAMBLA. http://tinyurl.com/mvcbxa9 Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 29, 2017 05:58 AM (mpXpK) "Toddlers Hardest Hit" - - The Searchlight Daily Searchlight

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 29, 2017 12:58 AM (mbhDw)

15 Big thunderstorm rolled through Manhattan. Kittehs have scattered. Seems to be clearing up.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 29, 2017 12:59 AM (mbhDw)

16 The old movies really are the best ones. And by old, I mean anything made yesterday is probably worlds better than anything made today, and tomorrow's releases will be even worse.



Krak, truer words were never spoken.  99% of the stuff that comes out today as "movies" suck.  For TV make that 100%.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2017 01:00 AM (mpXpK)

17 I was awakened up at 4am by the T-storm, was short luckly

Posted by: Skip at April 29, 2017 01:01 AM (Ot7+c)

18 "History" is simply about a man trying to keep his past from stealing his present.



I don't remember who said it but I remember a quote where someone said history was today's politics interpreted for yesterday's events.



Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2017 01:01 AM (mpXpK)

19 Man/Boy Love Association? Well that's disturbing...

Posted by: Molly k. at April 29, 2017 01:03 AM (9H4KE)

20 10  - - The Left & Islam

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at April 29, 2017 05:57 AM (mbhDw)


Wasn't some of your kinfolks involved in that?  I am sure thou regardless that even hold significance for you.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2017 01:03 AM (mpXpK)

21 19 Man/Boy Love Association? Well that's disturbing...

Posted by: Molly k. at April 29, 2017 06:03 AM (9H4KE)


I can not understand how such an organization continues to exist.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2017 01:06 AM (mpXpK)

22 The GOP is an illigitimate political party composed mainly of free agents, "mavericks," DIABLOS and fucktards.

They are intentionally sabotaging and throwing away this once in a lifetime opportunity to effect an real change.

My prediction is no Obamacare repeal, no tax cuts, no budget, nothing of substance legislatively and nothing that can ever be construed as a win for Trump.

They are waiting him out and hoping they can do enough damage that he is not re-elected.

They are also slow rolling his appointments which by the current timeline, Trump will have all of his appointments in roughly six years.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 29, 2017 01:08 AM (3TnQR)

23 Cruising into Haugesund Norway. Beautiful. Served lunch by a nice young man from Macedonia. Reminded me of my dad. Dark hair and that hawk nose. Could tell he has Slavic roots.

Posted by: never enough caffeine at April 29, 2017 01:10 AM (H6cGt)

24 A History of Violence was a horrible film.

Quite possibly on of the most inapporopriate and awkward sex scenes in cinema.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 29, 2017 01:10 AM (3TnQR)

25 Morons, I have already been to the rocking chair this morning.  And I have all my normal Sat morn stuff up.  So I am going back to the chair for the sunrise. Since it is 72F outside I think I will even try the front porch rocker.  And I even have a new one that wifey bought me and she even had to put it together.  It was a kit.

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2017 01:14 AM (mpXpK)

26 Supposed to rain all day here. And most of tomorrow. They are expecting flooding, especially south of me.

Posted by: HH at April 29, 2017 01:16 AM (DrCtv)

27 may check back in later, keep it nice Morons

Posted by: Vic[/i] We Have No Party at April 29, 2017 01:17 AM (mpXpK)

28 I saw History of Violence and few months ago. It was ok. Solid acting, good story. I always thought Viggo Mortenwhatever was a superb actor. Same for Ed Harris. There politics are slightly to the left of Stalin but fine actors.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 29, 2017 01:29 AM (ferkR)

29 My guy friend shared with me he had a dream about me last night. It wasn't necessarily romantic persay, but...that's gotta be a decent thing, right?

Posted by: Tickled Pink at April 29, 2017 01:32 AM (smD62)

30 Thank you Vic. Your links are much appreciated. May you rock the sunrise.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i] at April 29, 2017 01:32 AM (u82oZ)

31 CNN official; "Journalism is threatened by Trump". Well then asshole, CNN has nothing to worry about. Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 29, 2017 05:57 AM (mpXpK) Short, to the point and spot on, Vic.

Posted by: RickZ at April 29, 2017 01:33 AM (p0yjj)

32 Tickled Pink This could be good news, as you have to be on his mind a lot to make it into dreams.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i] at April 29, 2017 01:34 AM (u82oZ)

33 Good morning! Let's smile and be happy and strike fear in the heart of killjoy leftists everywhere.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i] at April 29, 2017 01:34 AM (u82oZ)

34 Rainstorm in Cincinnati came in like Pete Rose stealing base. Flowers I planted Friday afternoon may've washed away. Man plans - God laughs.

Posted by: Thumb of Greenery at April 29, 2017 01:35 AM (bc2Lc)

35 @32 I hope you're right!

Posted by: Tickled Pink at April 29, 2017 01:38 AM (smD62)

36 Off shore drilling is back. Not for Ted Kennedy. Somewhere on the internet the picture of his bare ass still lives on though.

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 29, 2017 01:39 AM (HTdUD)

37 Question for legal scholars... 'Swedish Erotica' Nobody ever was really Swedish. Can I sue? Do I have a case?

Posted by: E Depluribus Unum at April 29, 2017 01:43 AM (HTdUD)

38 "My guy friend shared with me he had a dream about me last night. " Hmm..the fact that he shared that bIt of info with you could be encouraging. Now you are probably wondering what kind of dream it was.

Posted by: Tuna at April 29, 2017 01:44 AM (jm1YL)

39 Morons make comment, Morons go back to sleep.

Posted by: Tuna at April 29, 2017 01:54 AM (jm1YL)

40 Morning all, getting blueberry pancakes done and headed to two Lacrosse games. Have a great day.

Posted by: Picric at April 29, 2017 01:57 AM (s0VSd)

41 Off shore drilling is back. http://tinyurl.com/ltse2cl Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at April 29, 2017 05:55 AM (mpXpK) I guess I will just have to endure this Executive Ping-Pong game for the rest of my days. Sad that Congress has rendered itself impotent. They're unwilling to pass laws and just cede power to the Executive Branch. Can't even get $1 Billion for the %$#**& WALL. Need Trump to pass an EO to send their asses home. Remember what the Constitutional scholar said about a knife and gun and all.

Posted by: golfman at April 29, 2017 02:00 AM (iLoHX)

42 @38 Not at all. He told me exactly what it was about.

Posted by: Tickled Pink at April 29, 2017 02:02 AM (smD62)

43 ManPlansGodLaughs.com!

Posted by: loud radio guy at April 29, 2017 02:03 AM (vChNs)

44 working up resolve to make a 10 mile run this morning before the Broad Street run next Sunday. sorta working...

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 29, 2017 02:05 AM (vChNs)

45 5 Off shore drilling is back. --- making sex in boats great again!

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 29, 2017 02:08 AM (vChNs)

46 ***Posted by: never enough caffeine at April 29, 2017 06:10 AM (H6cGt) I lived in Kristiansand for six years. Everywhere in Norway looks like a postcard. Gud tur!

Posted by: Dave at Buffalo Roam at April 29, 2017 02:09 AM (vAcWO)

47 11 RYNO-Ryan fail; we're still doing CRs for budgets and we still have that $1T Obama add for "stimulus" in 2009. --- Impressive creativity to make the budgeting process so that the default setting is spend trillions, rather than spend $zero. break the bills into pieces, pass them all, let Trump have a veto party.

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 29, 2017 02:10 AM (vChNs)

48 I lived in Kristiansand for six years. Everywhere in Norway looks like a postcard. Gud tur! --- thanks. what'd I do?

Posted by: Katy Tur at April 29, 2017 02:12 AM (vChNs)

49 G'morning, all.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 29, 2017 02:12 AM (J+eG2)

50 . And by old, I mean anything made yesterday is probably worlds better than anything made today, and tomorrow's releases will be even worse. --- 2nd look at chick Ghostbusters?

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 29, 2017 02:14 AM (vChNs)

51 OK, back in 2 hours. Right quad, left knee and right big toe permitting. it's not easy being 29.52 years old.

Posted by: Buzzsaw90 at April 29, 2017 02:15 AM (vChNs)

52 slow in here this morning...

Posted by: KWDreaming at April 29, 2017 02:20 AM (Dwisf)

53 see ophuckstick is flapping his priviledged gums about how obammy care is more popular than trump. yeah, run with that, you feckless three day old turd.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 29, 2017 02:21 AM (KP5rU)

54 53; i cleaned that up for the chirren.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 29, 2017 02:23 AM (KP5rU)

55 think i'll join vic on the porch.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 29, 2017 02:25 AM (KP5rU)

56 Big Congratulations to Ted Kennedy on his 2,804th day of sobriety.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 29, 2017 02:25 AM (oVJmc)

57 Somewhere on the internet the picture of his bare ass still lives on though. __________________ Was it as dimpled and saggy as my giant donkey butt?

Posted by: Kim K at April 29, 2017 02:30 AM (riF5p)

58 57; almost. but alot more hail damage.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 29, 2017 02:31 AM (KP5rU)

59 " Big Congratulations to Ted Kennedy on his 2,804th day of sobriety." In July of 1969, which contributed to the death of innocent victims? [ ] Legally owned and licensed handguns [ ] Legally owned and licensed Oldsmobiles

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 29, 2017 02:32 AM (J+eG2)

60 Crap!! In July of 1969, which contributed to the death of more innocent victims?

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 29, 2017 02:33 AM (J+eG2)

61 Watched "A History of Violence" last night. Remembered liking it quite a bit years ago, and it really holds up well. The movie takes the time to develop its characters enough to actually care about them. Meh. It was okay. The initial scene in the diner was great but it just kind of puttered around after that. And Viggo's kid was some sort of real panty-waist.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2017 02:33 AM (zc3Db)

62 60 Village Idiot's Apprentice No worries, shipmate. My AoSHQ decoder told me what you really meant.

Posted by: NaCly Dog[/i] at April 29, 2017 02:34 AM (u82oZ)

63 this joint is like a greasy spoon that just got investigated for ptomaine.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 29, 2017 02:35 AM (KP5rU)

64 I just watched "Man On A Tightrope". It was made in 1953 by Elia Kazan. The story of a Czechoslovakian circus that can't take the commies and tries to defect. Pretty excellent movie.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 29, 2017 02:37 AM (zc3Db)

65 Three of Vic's links are he Mooch's school lunch is kaput, off shore drilling is back, and the 2A is sacrosanct.
 
Two years ago, that would represent a year's worth of good news.
 
The old saw about defense attorneys goes something like 'If you have facts, you pound the facts. If you have the law on your side, you pound the law. If you have nothing, you pound the table.'
 
And it occurs to me that is what we are seeing from the liberals -- They're pounding the table. A lot.

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at April 29, 2017 02:37 AM (wTwJ2)

66 Maria Bello is a big Lefty as well, btw. For Hollywood stars, it is the default assumption.

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at April 29, 2017 02:39 AM (wTwJ2)

67 "My AoSHQ decoder told me what you really meant." Great minds.... And shit.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at April 29, 2017 02:44 AM (J+eG2)

68 ObamaCare is only 'popular' in the sense that people are scared of what it gets replaced with. These kinds of poll results don't measure the love for the current situation as much as they measure the grip of a drowning man on whatever he thinks will help keep his head above water.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 29, 2017 02:47 AM (oVJmc)

69 My AoSHQ decoder told me what you really meant. Posted by: NaCly Dog at April 29, 2017 07:34 AM (u82oZ) Drink moar Val-u-rite.

Posted by: Golfman at April 29, 2017 02:50 AM (8j1sG)

70 So.....even if Obozocare is left in place, will it not die of it's own accord? Then more chaos. Someone call Max Smart for the upcoming episode of "Single Payer I'm Your Huckleberry". More coffee.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 29, 2017 02:52 AM (5VlCp)

71 G'mornin' Horde !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, they are gaslighting us 24/7[/i][/s][/u][/b] at April 29, 2017 02:52 AM (KGH7Z)

72 Morning all

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2017 02:53 AM (KlI/a)

73 The old movies really are the best ones. And by old, I mean anything made yesterday is probably worlds better than anything made today, and tomorrow's releases will be even worse.
--

Older movies were made primarily for an American audience (and, depending on how far back you go, for an adult American audience).

Today's movies are made for the foreign box office (especially China).  Plots are simpler, the language is more elementary to facilitate translation, and its chock full of spectacle.

The movie industry isn't making movies for us anymore.

Posted by: Revenant at April 29, 2017 02:53 AM (yXLbm)

74 Qualifying at Sochi is starting, seems in free practice Ferrari is up to the challenge

Posted by: Skip at April 29, 2017 02:55 AM (Ot7+c)

75 wow...I fell asleep thinking the Yankees lost..Way to go baby bombers

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 29, 2017 02:57 AM (KlI/a)

76 The old saw about defense attorneys goes something like 'If you have facts, you pound the facts. If you have the law on your side, you pound the law. If you have nothing, you pound the table.' And it occurs to me that is what we are seeing from the liberals -- They're pounding the table. A lot. Posted by: GnuBreed at April 29, 2017 07:37 AM (wTwJ2) Oh yes. I first heard this saying years ago from a federal district judge here in Houston. I'd been called up for jury duty at the local federal court. We all thought it was hilarious. And true, as the defense attorneys in the case we heard did do a lot of table pounding during the course of the trial.

Posted by: The Oort Cloud - No-Longer-Deplorable Source of all SMODs at April 29, 2017 03:03 AM (T1H5V)

77 74; what channel?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 29, 2017 03:04 AM (KP5rU)

78 CNBC

Posted by: Skip at April 29, 2017 03:04 AM (Ot7+c)

79 Here's another question for the Horde. My brother has had Type 2 diabetes for more than 20 years. He had his left leg amputated below the knee about 4 years ago, and now he is going to lose the right leg as well. He's looking at months of rehab from the surgery and then for getting new prostheses. He's also a diehard Cubs fan whose all time favorite Cub was Ron Santo, who also had diabetes and was a double amputee for the last decade or so of his life. In fact, just knowing that Ron Santo went through the same thing he is has actually been a significant morale booster for my brother. So here's my question. How would I go about arranging for someone connected to Ron Santo (e.g. his widow, one of his kids, a former teammate), his foundation, or the Cubs organization to visit him while he's recovering (since it's obviously no longer possible to get Ron himself)? I KNOW that would really, really make his day, or his year, or his decade. If I could arrange it as a surprise with some of his friends that would be even better. Maybe Grammie Winger has some ideas?

Posted by: Secret Square at April 29, 2017 03:05 AM (9WuX0)

80 78; thanks

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 29, 2017 03:05 AM (KP5rU)

81 Race tomorrow is on NBCSN

Posted by: Skip at April 29, 2017 03:05 AM (Ot7+c)

82 81: good to hear. i don't get cnbc. i do get nbcsn.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 29, 2017 03:08 AM (KP5rU)

83 Not sure but I would try the teams PR department or any charity connected with the team.

Posted by: Skip at April 29, 2017 03:08 AM (Ot7+c)

84 I'm on F-1 Timing and scoring and didn't have to sign in for once. But you can go to PlanetF-1 to follow along.

Posted by: Skip at April 29, 2017 03:11 AM (Ot7+c)

85 Nood coffee,

Posted by: Skip at April 29, 2017 03:12 AM (Ot7+c)

86 84; thanks, skip.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 29, 2017 03:13 AM (KP5rU)

87 Older movies were made primarily for an American audience-Revenant

I see your point, but FFS, even old French, German, Italian movies were better! And the Swedes, my Gawd...

I'm forcing down the old gorge here, the idea that a 2005 film is "old."

Posted by: Stringer Davis[/i][/b] at April 29, 2017 03:15 AM (H5rtT)

88 I see your point, but FFS, even old French, German, Italian movies were better! And the Swedes, my Gawd...

I'm forcing down the old gorge here, the idea that a 2005 film is "old."

Posted by: Stringer Davis at April 29, 2017 08:15 AM (H5rtT)

--

Yeah, that could be.  I've seen some foreign films, but not all that many.

The culture has changed too (I'm sure in the rest of the 1st world also).  Attention spans are getting shorter.

Watching the decay of the craft isn't pleasant.  My wife and I go the movies now only rarely, and there is hardly anything that's a must see.

Posted by: Revenant at April 29, 2017 03:42 AM (yXLbm)

89 And it occurs to me that is what we are seeing from the liberals -- They're pounding the table. A lot. --- is that a hardwood table?

Posted by: the chicken at April 29, 2017 04:28 AM (vChNs)

90 1:40 ish to cover 10 miles. ~65 degrees makes my fat butt overheat and limits the top speed. which isn't all that top anymore

Posted by: buzzsaw90 at April 29, 2017 04:30 AM (vChNs)

91 "The movie industry isn't making movies for us anymore."

Hollywood isn't making movies for us any more, but there are movies out there that are worth seeing.

My wife, the lovely and gracious Annalucia, and I went to see a documentary called "In Search of Israeli Cuisine". It's a delightful film, for anyone who's interested in food, or Israel, or the Middle East in general. It's cautiously optimistic. After seeing it, I wanted to hop in a plane to Israel.

It also had one of the more humorous lines I've heard in a movie in quite a while. The narrator, an Israeli-American restauranteur, tells an Israeli winemaker that he doesn't drink.

Winemaker: Don't drink? Why?

Restauranteur: I'm allergic.

Winemaker: Allergic? How can you be allergic to wine?

Restauranteur: When I drink, I tend to break out in handcuffs and police cars.

That drew a laugh from the audience. I found it a graceful  way of describing what, obviously, is a very serious problem.

My wife went to see a Turkish film, "Kedi" (Turkish for "Cat") about the street cats of Istanbul. It seems that Istanbul is populated with thousands of street cats, which are cared for by the locals without belonging to any individual. (I didn't go: I like cats, but I'm very allergic to them.) There are lots of views of street life in Istanbul (which, my wife reports, looks surprisingly clean). There was one small political statement: one shot showed a political graffito, "ERDO GONE" written on a wall in the background. Otherwise, it's about cats, and Turks, and Istanbul. Much of the photography is shot at the cat's-eye level - about ankle-level for a human; and how they did it is beyond me. Again, well worth seeing.

My kids are chatting up the new "Guardians of the Galaxy" movie, which will be out on Friday. Me, I feel like someone who's been offered his 22nd brownie: the first few were enjoyable, but now even of the thought of one makes me ill. However, if you're willing to look around and deal with subtitles, you'll find movies that are enjoyable, beautiful, and worth seeing by grown-ups.

Posted by: Brown Line at April 29, 2017 05:52 AM (a5bF3)

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