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  1. ratgirlagogo

    S16.E11: The Greatest

    He didn’t “dodge the draft” he refused to serve because he was against the war and cited his right as a conscientious objector and is most definitely something he is known for. His sentence was eventually overturned by the Supreme Court. He went to prison for his conscientious objection because the Nation of Islam was not then and is not now a pacifist church, thus not recognized by the US Govt. Members of the Jehovah's Witnesses also went to prison in this time period, as their church also is not a peace church - they will not fight in any temporal war but Armageddon. He was stripped of his title in this period for standing up for his peace beliefs, so along with the prison sentence that is definitely a sacrifice not many were willing to make. My favorite Ali quote : Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. Couldn't put it any better than that.
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    Pilot Season and Shows in Development

    While it is their production company, Melinda Tsu Taylor will be the showrunner and Larry Teng the director. I actually have some hopes for this, although I still wish it were a 20's period piece. (Period pieces are a small but solid YA thing and something with the name recognition of Nancy Drew could work. But that's not what they're doing.) https://deadline.com/2019/02/nancy-drew-pilot-kennedy-mcmann-star-the-cw-pilot-leah-lewis-cast-larry-teng-direct-melinda-hsu-taylor-showrunner-1202557691/ It at least beats the hell out of that bad NBC idea of having Sarah Shahi play Nancy and having Nancy, Bess, and George be middle-aged women trying to get back into the more adventurous lives of their youth. Barf. I like shows with a good older cast, but that's not what any sane person wants from Nancy Drew.
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    TCM: The Greatest Movie Channel

    And some degree of sanity prevails: https://deadline.com/2019/02/oscars-reverse-decision-categories-live-show-controversy-1202558670/
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    In Memoriam: Celebrity Deaths

    Good riddance.
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    From Across The Pond: Royal Weddings and Scandals

    Thank St George and whoever else is supposed to protect the Royals. And the Gods and Goddesses who protect everyone else he might crash into.
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    Family: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Your friend is a wise person. Good luck honey and you know that all of us here are rooting for you.
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    General True Crime Shows

    Wot????? pls xpln.
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    TCM: The Greatest Movie Channel

    Well, this is a choice we have now with the New Look PTV. It's weird to "like" the post that lets us know of someone's death, but that's what I've usually done in the past and I've used the sad emoji instead here since it appeared. I suppose I should add that I do all my computer stuff on a desktop and not a phone/tablet and I don't use social media at all so although I know that emojis are thought of as kind of tacky I don't usually experience them as intrusive. Also I've come to appreciate their usefulness in communicating tone of voice online. Honestly I'm still working my way through this update to be honest.
  9. ratgirlagogo

    S07.E06: Pedal to the Metal

    She really seems like a lovely person though, doesn't she? I like that she admitted to the judges that she had help, and she exited with grace and class. She rarely said anything even remotely negative about the other designers. I think she's a great stylist and maybe a good designer - she has a better eye than a lot of the others. What she cannot do and what she was never able to do, is sew. Can't remember the conversation between the two of the male designers helping her - "Don't sew this for her and let her win." "*snort* Sewing a seam up the side of this skirt is NOT going to make her win." Maybe one of the reasons they were so willing to help her - they knew this was it for her and weren't looking forward to her looking a fool, since she isn't bitchy. Yes, they do. And this one goes back even further than Dior for that matter; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japonism
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    TCM: The Greatest Movie Channel

    Yes, and yet almost every TV news show I saw only mentioned and showed clips from Annie, and sometimes Erin Brockovitch. I think NBC did show a clip from Saturday Night and Sunday Morning, and Tom Jones. I bet I haven't seen even half of what he did but I'd mention Charlie Bubbles (which he also directed), and I liked him a lot as the monster dad in Washington Square, and the mythmaking dad in Big Fish. Like Rinaldo I think he was awfully good in Two for the Road. Oh, and Murder on the Orient Express of course.
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    S16.E10: Hoop Dreams

    Absolutely. Surely she's seen the show before? Interestingly enough the boxed (bagged actually) mix she used was Whole Foods' store brand 365 Organics Buttermilk Pancake and Waffle Mix. I would have loved it if she had asked the judges straight up if Whole Foods products are not good enough to be served on Top Chef, especially since apparently HIdden Valley Ranch Dressing is so great you can win rounds in Last Chance Kitchen by using it.
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    Oh for god's sake WHY?
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    S02.E06: A Happy Refrain

    Kind of like what Sarah Connor said in Terminator 2: I really like this episode, and I love the way the show focuses on character development. This is even though philosophically when it comes to AI I am firmly on the Ron Moore side of things. I don't believe AIs have the capacity to become as emotionally complicated as an insect, let alone a rat or a dog or a human. Now THIS is, I think, the show at its best. The whole thing with the forced sex-change of their child is a major problem in their marriage (how would it not be), and I love how the show is letting this develop. I never thought when I saw About a Girl that they would continue to let this story play out. Bravo.
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    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    Fun fact: Philip K. Dick was obsessed with her. She was his favorite singer. From his introduction to The Golden Man (a collection of his stories):
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    Miscellaneous Celebrity News

    Yes, I believe trial lawyers refer to this as the "CSI effect." People expect not just evidence, but physical evidence like clean, uncontaminated fingerprints/ballistics/DNA, which often doesn't exist in a violent crime in a public place. If you see someone get shot in the street and you run over to help, moving their clothing to try to unblock their airway or put pressure on an artery or whatever, try to find their ID - you just messed up the crime scene.