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  1. Per requests in other t-threads and because it's fitting as a standalone. To that end, I will ban for trolling anyone who pops in with a complaint about the thread's existence. Have at it.
  2. I kept thinking we need a place to stick stuff like this (there's so many I see) but that don't really fit anywhere else (they're not all China turf) and aren't worth a new thread for every one that comes along. "Two and a Half Men" star finds religion, calls TV show "filth" http://news.yahoo.com/two-half-men-star-finds-religion-calls-tv-213606045--finance.html more <incl. video> at link
  3. Let's take care of some business first: I started this as a new thread after perusing already existing alternatives and being dissatisfied with the options, including a thread I MET'd awhile back trying to accomplish the same goal----which is to give a regular place to learn about, or comment on, movies that are in the making, or rumored to be so, but haven't got their own threads yet :cool: So if we're going to talk about Rocky #32 in here, it's fine until someone starts a thread just for that, and then we'd just post there to discuss that movie. To start off, I'd recommend a trip to the Marvel site for super-hero movies fans, as I found the notices of the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant Man I can see lot of potential for both, although the Guardians I read is quite different than their newer manifestations. There is also stuff on other new Cap and Thor flicks (Thor looks to pick up where Avengers left off). Also, I was disappointed a few months ago when I heard Tyler Perry (c'mon) was going to be Alex Cross. And I guess the movie is disappointing money-wise as well as otherwise. Part of me is glad it's a dud hoping they ****-can Perry for any future possibilities for Cross movies. But to me it is too bad that Mathew Fox (who is supposed to be good in it) may suffer since this is his first big role since LOST. On a similar note, one of my favorite fun-reading-material characters is Jack Reacher of the Lee Child (pen name) novels. The guy is kind of a cross between Dirt Harry, Jason Bourne, and Kwai Chang Kaine, but more with the persona of some of the badass characters Charles Bronson often played in the 60's--80's. He's a drifter and loaner and retired major of a special MP detachment with deep ties to Special Forces. Not a lot of talk in him, but a lot of serious trouble if you get on his wrong side. I have long wanted to see Reacher in a movie, and thought he could be a great leading action character and the books always had straight-forward and very well crafted premises and regularly varying supporting characters. Probably the most singly emphasized physical characteristic is his height (like 6'3-5ish). It's a central feature every time his physicality is being featured (which is often). So I finally hear there is going to be a Jack Reacher movie and I get all jacked up and then....I find the star is ****ing Tom The Mad Manic Midget Cruise. And I hate Tom Cruise (thought the I like a number of the dip****'s movies,dammit). I could shoot him. I HATE he's got the role. A couple weeks later I saw some previews and it made me want to shoot him again. What a waste.
  4. I found it too offputting forum-wise to keep seeing the one thread there (being made for a second time, even) and no one thinking making this one should be a thing. "Fixing" the dems is a bigly fine topic (which is why I made it originally, months ago, but that's ok) and having its mate is not just about logic in service to intelligent discussion, it's also addressing what is somewhat like a family focused on attending to "fixing" the kid that's tagging buildings vs. the one who is setting fire to buildings. So how do we "fix" the GOP? C'mon Buzz, Popeman, Kilmer, twa, noninney, sacase, timmysmith, aredskins, zguy, jschuck, and all you other cats of conservative or indie stripe (and the lefties too of course). Let's set the table.
  5. HapHaszard's Passing

    Hap was a major part of the best of es. He was a key and beloved es'er to me. He was absolutely a selfless hard-working servant to this site, never displaying any hint of self-importance in the process. I respected him as well as enjoyed him. We often traded old guy thoughts about es, 'skins and reality at large over the years. Our posts and pms with were usually brief, but full of heart, wit, and wisdom on Hap's end. Hap, you became one of those people that whether it was an exchange on es or just your occasionally crossing my mind from time to time, it was always a good thing. I will miss you, amigo.
  6. I caught a glimpse of the Dark Gremlin lurking behind Boss Hog during the MLK observance. I saw him furtively dart towards don on his way out of the room to do the grabhand, slapback, earwhisper deal. It's not so much that words fail me here as it is that better judgment prevails.
  7. ....the 60's/70's...LSD...mary jane....mushrooms...white people...the cold raw underbelly of some of the most violent times in our social evolution finds expression in norm-shattering cutting edge rock and roll, often taking the burning issues of the day head on...
  8. @SoulSkin i resisted the pull, but am glad you didn't. excellent work indeed. also love the billboard
  9. stable genius = equine excrement engineer = **** shoveler
  10. fun morning checking up on all the fall out...alex jones and rush and the rest of the herd are putting out awesome crazytown evisceration of bannon...fun times...steve really blew his ship up on this deal and the cost to his shtick as "savvy political strategist" will be significant until trump reanimates his corpse down the road for whatever reason added note to trumpworld, when you keep trotting out the likes of newt gengrich specifically as a credible character witness, you are indeed missing the concept....
  11. mindful of how the parade of "mental illness" that is such a part of trump and many in his orbit is ever more in the news lately, i made a special point to watch one of my fave specimens of bipedal detritus ---little stevie miller---doing an interview with jake tap tap tap tap they call him the tapper a party of one on this, don actually likes him on camera cuz he's such a suck up who glorifies trump slavishly each time while also turning each appearance into ignoring questions and talking over the host to deliver an endless droning, and usually unhinged, attack on "mainstream" media but they (trumps handlers) rarely let him out cuz he's such a freakshow crazy other-hater...i hope you guys get to see it cuz he didn't disappoint...to parrot another's observation, interesting strategy to send out someone to defend trump against accusations of unfit and erratic by presetting someone who comes off as extremely unfit and very erratic...jake actually cut him off, something i very rarely see on any interview even with these types...
  12. lsf, somewhere there's some klingon in your family tree....this whole deal needs more klingon afaic...i mean that only in a healing sort of way....
  13. @The Sisko as someone of terminally caucasian heritage, i think it proper decorum for me to not refer to somone as an "uncle tom" out loud...just my personal take...but were you to press me for my opinion on other Friends of Ben that prompt the term in my mind i immediately think of two faves, paris dennard and rev. mark burns...there's another rev. too i can't remember...paris and mark actually just scream more "i'm with trump for the $$$" in glaring lights over their heads...i know paris is a long time goper pre-trump, but its his financial opportunism that has him in bed with trumpy.... paris radiates sleazeball so effectively he can reach right through both my detached analytical objectivity and my understanding and compassion for the flaws of being human and get right to my dark cold austrian (an otherwise fine people) core....i find i actually want to slap the holy **** out of him, with more than my standard level of enthusiasm, just to let him know something's gone very awry with him and he needs to quickly adjust...but i digress...
  14. i don't riot like i used to much the same with dancing still game though, either one some have struggled to tell the difference
  15. no no no you're all wrong and you're all other bad things too that's all i can say for now
  16. i hope there is a true hell to pay for all these gopers if things end up being as i expect them to turn out and yeah, if past or future, there really is any proof ever shown of illegalities with any of those gop targets i have no hesitation to see them pay, too, i just think those bats have already been swung as hard as they can and that what we're seeing now is likely corrupt (to muddy/obscure)...maybe not, but that's where my bet would be there are no personality "figures" in politics that matter to me much---even their basic right, left, indy, mixed, ideology doesn't matter as much to me as the level of their general integrity, general intelligence, and general ethical approach to all things...
  17. whether the world around me is falling part or not, i am all about the fun
  18. glad you're laughing lsf, cuz i was just playin' with these guys and it seems other es'ers are more worried, going by their smiley reactions lol i assume because most of my attempts at these "silly conspiracy" send-ups read too true to life/reality p.s. big jeeffy fan utah r chris stewart, member of intel comm, just now "reluctantly" joins calling for session to step down sooner rather than later...cuz he shouldn't have ever recused himself and now the russia investigation is out of control...they need someone "who can control that investigation"
  19. i just was around one of the the two guys again and i added that they should have seen how the trump strategists even put dana rohrbacher up to going on cnn in favor of pot jobs for his state and playing the state rights card against ole jeffy, as well as CO's r senator calling him out and watch for nevada to follow etc....he said he's already sharing "all this" with e-mail pals and they're eating it up ...i will stop feeding them now cuz it could get out of hand lol
  20. you know i like tossing out some conspiracy theories of my own for fun, and i laid one on a couple of guys i know who strongly support trump but are actually having the buyers remorse you don't expect his real enthusiasts to ever get...these two also detest all things liberal... so this morning i told them that trump won't really talk directly to jeffy out of pique and works thru others, and they let jeffy think that even tho trump said while campaigning that he was for leaving pot up to the states, he (trump) was just trumping and saying what he thought would be the thin to say at that moment and has no real personal stake in it,... ...so it'd be ok if jeffy wanted to run with one of his deepest desires next to shutting negroes (not totally cuz they're black, but mainly cuz they vote dem, so it's not really a racist deal ) out of the vote, and launch his war on mary jane and those long-haired hippie pot smokers (jeffy has those "wish it were the good old days, pre-Lincoln" issues many elderly white xtain gopers seem to have) ...but the real plan is to let jeffy disgust/anger the left even more than he is already disliked by them, and thus get their voices added to calling for his ouster, changing the left's tune from currently wanting jeffy to stay in place re: "russia reasons" as we all know and actually helping trump out there so when he fires jeffy to move in a loyalist there's less outcry (he presumes)... ...then i told them this news buzz today about fbi/doj revival of a clinton foundation investigation, which trump really does want, is an added "kill 2 birds with one roger stone" move because it further stokes the left's ire towards jeffy and the fbi, and that helps trump and his side making claims about doj/fbi incompetence and corruption and of course also muddies stuff up even more...at this point, the two guys i was talking were mightily inspired and impressed---even encouraged--- with the brilliance of this plan of trumps....i rest my case
  21. this could also go in the "trump cabinet" thread but my primary area of interest puts it in this one https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-justice-usattorneys/u-s-attorney-general-appoints-17-interim-top-prosecutors-idUSKBN1ES1X2 i know jeffy will be getting most attention for his war on pot today but a different big deal i think maybe has tried to be done as under the radar as possible relates to these appts., especially in key jurisdictions re: strategic trump-interest inc. the ny parallel investigations on trumpy stuff. i haven't done a dive on it yet, don't know how legit concerns of planned obstructions to mueller might be, but it appears the doj/jeffy stalled---as they've been accused of doing weeks ago by some judicial watchers---in making these appts for many months and then unleashed this flurry at the last possible hour before deadline as strategy to dodge extended scrutiny. maybe not. assuming slimy, malevolent, greedy, or just generally ****ed up intent is usually a good way to go with this outfit imo. i figured such eventual moves would be made and that the ny boys would prepare best they could some contingency but i have little insight as to how such legal machinations might play out...curious as to what @Predicto or PB or any other legal beagles who feel informed enough might have to say on this particular matter. just as a passing note, just as i think a "wag the dog" event is still very much on the table as a "trump doing it for trump" move, i also certainly allow for a very possible scenario where the gopers decide to unify enough to block any power lessening action no matter what mueller or dems claim to have found. some of that particular speculative process hinges a lot on how pence---if unsullied by the investigation---would play his role if somehow there was serious threat of "unavoidable" impeachment or removal, of course. i figure if mueller (or anyone else) reveals super ugly stuff that's supported by evidence in too convincing a manner to be effectively rebuffed by standard propaganda techniques, and mikey is available, about 60% of the elected gopers would prefer him in there over don. i know most dems/lefties take that as little if any succor (i have zero use for pence), and i get that, but it could happen obviously.
  22. all that great camera time that freakshow slimeball kris koback had on this deal....awesome gopers....another nunes direct from the factory...the sheer breadth, depth, and toxicity of the excrement produced by this admin and its supporters is beyond mortal ken (love that phrase---apparently has zero to do with the doll)