Is This Something?

Nick Cage and Nick Searcy team up to upset gun-grabbers with a story about a teen who uses a gun to get justice, called Rittenhouse: State Line Crosser.

(Or R: SLX for short.)

Just kidding, it's not about Kyle Rittenhouse. It should be.

But it will infuriate the left almost as much.

The upcoming western, debuting Jan. 6, 2023 in theaters, stars Nicolas Cage as a reformed gunslinger trying to raise his 12-year-old daughter (Ryan Kiera Armstrong). When an outlaw gang threatens his family, Cage's character schools his daughter in the art of self-defense, and that means Firearms Training 101.

"The Old Way" co-stars Nick Searcy ("Terror on the Prairie," "Gosnell"), Clint Howard ("Apollo 13," "Far and Away") and Noah Le Gros ("A Score to Settle").

French remake of the Three Musketeers, in two parts. Eva Greene as Milady. She's French I think. Or Anglo-French.

It looks a little damp, to be honest. I'm not seeing the swashbuckling quota being met. Not sure anyone is ever going to come close to equaling the Richard Lester version.

Fun story there. You might know that there's a sequel to that movie, The Four Musketeers. Ilya and Alexander Salkind, who went on to produce Superman and Superman II back to back, knew they were making both The Three Musketeers and the sequel at the same time.

They could hide this because all of the material they were shooting was from the one Alexander Dumas book. But it was a very long book.

So they didn't tell the cast or crew the story would be divided up into two films for separate release. The contracts they signed with everyone only spoke of a single movie, The Three Musketeers.

So the Salkinds didn't pay hardly anything for The Four Musketeers. It was a free movie. They paid for one movie, and got the second for free.

All of the actors and major crew were super-pissed when they saw the first movie end halfway through the material they'd shot with previews included for the next movie. Since then, all movie contracts have a Salkind clause, specifying that the contract is for a single movie only, and if there's any other movie to be made from the material shot, a separate contract must be signed to cover that.

Is this something? Chris Gore saw it and says the first five minutes are "water sports," and he doesn't mean Marco Polo.

I get the feeling that this searing indictment of Hollywood's culture of vice is actually a celebration of Hollywood's culture of vice dressed up as a searing indictment of Hollywood's culture of vice.

Um, when are you going to do a film about Hollywood's pedophilia?

By the way, Chris Gore gives a rave review for the Santa-as-John-McClane movie Violent Night.


Hmmmm...

Posted by: Ace at 04:10 PM




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1 Might be

Posted by: Skip's phone at December 08, 2022 04:11 PM (xhxe8)

2 And read most of content

Posted by: Skip's phone at December 08, 2022 04:11 PM (xhxe8)

3 The upcoming western, debuting Jan. 6, 2023 in theaters, stars Nicolas Cage as a reformed gunslinger trying to raise his 12-year-old daughter (Ryan Kiera Armstrong). When an outlaw gang threatens his family, Cage's character schools his daughter in the art of self-defense, and that means Firearms Training 101.
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Sounds like it might be worth watching. I like Nick Cage, and if it doesn't go down a preachy route about how none of this would be necessary if we had more social justice or down the grrrrrrl power route of a 90-pound nothing beating up big, burly stuntmen, it might turn out well.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 08, 2022 04:11 PM (t0OGg)

4 That's a worthy mustache. Fake, but worthy.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at December 08, 2022 04:12 PM (mZ3xv)

5 I don't get the Eva Green is hot take.

Posted by: polynikes at December 08, 2022 04:12 PM (0om5x)

6 Those pesky State lines getting in the way again.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 08, 2022 04:12 PM (uNylN)

7 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 08, 2022 04:12 PM (Zz0t1)

8 All of the actors and major crew were super-pissed when they saw the first movie end halfway through the material they'd shot with previews included for the next movie. Since then, all movie contracts have a Salkind clause, specifying that the contract is for a single movie only, and if there's any other movie to be made from the material shot, a separate contract must be signed to cover that.
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No doubt. I'd be pissed, too, if I found that out.

I wonder how they handle it when they make some second movie out of the cutting-room scraps of the real movie.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 08, 2022 04:13 PM (t0OGg)

9 Nice.
Guns and hot chicks.

Gonna be a good thread...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at December 08, 2022 04:13 PM (pyVNc)

10 Is this something? Chris Gore saw it and says the first five minutes are "water sports," and he doesn't mean Marco Polo.


Wait - are we talking about what I think we are talking about?

Posted by: AlaBAMA at December 08, 2022 04:13 PM (mZ3xv)

11 I don't get the Eva Green is hot take.
Posted by: polynikes at December 08, 2022 04:12 PM (0om5x)



If you're into tranny face, I guess.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 08, 2022 04:13 PM (Zz0t1)

12 Come back, Clint Howard!

Posted by: Gentle Ben at December 08, 2022 04:13 PM (4I/2K)

13 Sounds like it might be worth watching. I like Nick Cage, and if it doesn't go down a preachy route about how none of this would be necessary if we had more social justice or down the grrrrrrl power route of a 90-pound nothing beating up big, burly stuntmen, it might turn out well.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 08, 2022 04:11 PM (t0OGg)


I can't stand Nicolas Cage, but this looks interesting.

Posted by: Jordan61 at December 08, 2022 04:13 PM (DRSnL)

14 By the way, Chris Gore gives a rave review for the Santa-as-John-McClane movie Violent Night.
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I will admit that I was tempted to watch that one.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 08, 2022 04:13 PM (t0OGg)

15 I don't get the Eva Green is hot take.

Posted by: polynikes at December 08, 2022 04:12 PM (0om5x)

You might be gay.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Disinformation Demon at December 08, 2022 04:14 PM (hgD8w)

16 The best John Carter adaptation isn't the Disney film. It's Super Mario Bros.
1. Wakes up in a mysterious world
2. Can leap great distances
3. Must save the princess
4. Fights green monsters

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Alright, fair is fair.

That's funny.

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 08, 2022 04:14 PM (t0OGg)

17 Best scene for kids using guns is by far The Patriot. One of my top five scenes of all time even though the rest of the movie was lacking.

Aim small, miss small.

Posted by: polynikes at December 08, 2022 04:14 PM (0om5x)

18 I might would go to a crowded theater to see The Old Way. But I won't be playing no games.

Posted by: Eromero at December 08, 2022 04:14 PM (mE3sO)

19 Those pesky State lines getting in the way again.
Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 08, 2022 04:12 PM (uNylN)

Yeah, blurred lines again.

Posted by: Robin Thicke at December 08, 2022 04:14 PM (4I/2K)

20 Then she paid for my lunch.

Posted by: nurse ratched


Then we went back to the ward and made a tik tok video using interpretive dance to tell the story.

Posted by: Archer at December 08, 2022 04:14 PM (gmo/4)

21 The upcoming western, debuting Jan. 6, 2023 in theaters, stars Nicolas Cage as a reformed gunslinger trying to raise his 12-year-old daughter (Ryan Kiera Armstrong). When an outlaw gang threatens his family, Cage's character schools his daughter in the art of self-defense, and that means Firearms Training 101.
++++
Sounds like it might be worth watching. I like Nick Cage, and if it doesn't go down a preachy route about how none of this would be necessary if we had more social justice or down the grrrrrrl power route of a 90-pound nothing beating up big, burly stuntmen, it might turn out well.
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 08, 2022


***
Joe has said it all.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 08, 2022 04:15 PM (J2vNu)

22 Posted by: Comrade flounder, Disinformation Demon at December 08, 2022 04:14 PM (hgD8w)

I'm not into natural goth chicks.

Posted by: polynikes at December 08, 2022 04:15 PM (0om5x)

23 I downloaded Run Hide Fight, but haven't watched it yet.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at December 08, 2022 04:15 PM (yQpMk)

24 Willowed:

Ace of Spade's cord cutting recommendations and writeups are working!!!
https://is.gd/wnBYF4
(Nolte at Breitbart)

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at December 08, 2022 04:16 PM (PWOF7)

25 I love a good western. I may have to watch that, even though I'm not partial to what sounds like Fierce Grrl Power hero stuff.

Posted by: Lady in Black at December 08, 2022 04:16 PM (sVtYq)

26 I don't want to see a movie about a violent Santa. If I want a violent Saint Nicholas, I'll go with the actual Saintk, the ascetic who slapped someone in the face over heresy in the early church.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 08, 2022 04:16 PM (vH/6k)

27 "The Old Way" co-stars Nick Searcy ("Terror on the Prairie," "Gosnell"), Clint Howard ("Apollo 13," "Far and Away") and Noah Le Gros ("A Score to Settle").


Clint Howard is Ron Howard's uglier sibling. He's the go-to guy when the script calls for weird-looking.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 08, 2022 04:16 PM (guGkK)

28 Then we went back to the ward and made a tik tok video using interpretive dance to tell the story.

Posted by: Archer at December 08, 2022 04:14 PM


And titled it, the cookie has crumbled.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 08, 2022 04:16 PM (uNylN)

29 Just for ace

Wickerman > The Old Way

Posted by: polynikes at December 08, 2022 04:17 PM (0om5x)

30 [i[]Trivia time. Which countries have an AK-47 in their national flag?
Posted by: JackStraw at December 08, 2022 04:09 PM

Willowed, but I think one of them is Mozambique.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 08, 2022 04:17 PM (Wnv9h)

31 @Breaking911 · 2h
REPORTER: “How does this deal not send a message to Russia and to other governments that if they wrongfully detain [Americans], that they will have some of their most dangerous criminals, in this case the ‘Merchant of Death,’ released?”

KJP: “I cannot speak for other countries.”

@Breaking911 · 1h
WATCH: @PressSec abruptly ends news briefing after becoming irritated with reporter [andy: from a literally African reporter]

https://twitter.com/Breaking911/status/
1600942469780508673

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 08, 2022 04:17 PM (Vwz3I)

32 The 3M must be the most remade movie of all time. I love the Richard Lester version, although the 4M looks like it was made as an afterthought, which of course, it was. Still watchable, though.

Posted by: Archimedes at December 08, 2022 04:17 PM (eOEVl)

33 Eva Green was really good in Penny Deadful.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at December 08, 2022 04:17 PM (mZ3xv)

34 Couldn't they even afford American speaking actors?

Posted by: JackStraw at December 08, 2022 04:17 PM (ZLI7S)

35
I'm not into natural goth chicks.
Posted by: polynikes at December 08, 2022 04:15 PM (0om5x)



When you have a face for Minecraft......

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 08, 2022 04:17 PM (Zz0t1)

36 If you're into tranny face, I guess.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 08, 2022 04:13 PM (Zz0t1)

Well, crap. I stepped in that one.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Disinformation Demon at December 08, 2022 04:17 PM (hgD8w)

37 I love westerns. Books, movies, music. Whichever.

Posted by: huerfano at December 08, 2022 04:17 PM (dTFZY)

38 17 Best scene for kids using guns is by far The Patriot. One of my top five scenes of all time even though the rest of the movie was lacking.

Aim small, miss small.
Posted by: polynikes at December 08, 2022 04:14 PM (0om5x)

Yep, that sequence also shows Mel Gibson going Beast Mode on Redcoats with a knife and tomahawk. Great stuff!

Posted by: Thrawn at December 08, 2022 04:18 PM (Rl7KJ)

39 Clint Howard is Ron Howard's uglier sibling. He's the go-to guy when the script calls for weird-looking.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 08, 2022 04:16 PM (guGkK)

Best scene ever in Star Trek. A couple of the Hippie scenes a close second.

Posted by: polynikes at December 08, 2022 04:18 PM (0om5x)

40 What happened to the comments?

Posted by: Peaches at December 08, 2022 04:18 PM (14URa)

41 I don't want to see a movie about a violent Santa. If I want a violent Saint Nicholas, I'll go with the actual Saintk, the ascetic who slapped someone in the face over heresy in the early church.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 08, 2022 04:16 PM (vH/6k)

Monks back in the day in the Byzantine Empire were no joke, more like Antifa than anything else.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 04:18 PM (eoQWY)

42 I'm looking forward to Nurse Ratchet's lunch story for tomorrow.

Posted by: Puddinhead at December 08, 2022 04:18 PM (ifUkZ)

43 I'm not into natural goth chicks.

Posted by: polynikes at December 08, 2022 04:15 PM (0om5x)

Yeah, she does herself a disservice.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Disinformation Demon at December 08, 2022 04:18 PM (hgD8w)

44 Saint Kyle of Kenosha -
Patron Saint of Fuck Around and Find Out


Posted by: rickb223 at December 08, 2022 04:18 PM (tfjlC)

45
Well, crap. I stepped in that one.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, Disinformation Demon at December 08, 2022 04:17 PM (hgD8w)



Well, sometimes, when you're looking out for number one, you step in #2.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 08, 2022 04:18 PM (Zz0t1)

46 30 [i[]Trivia time. Which countries have an AK-47 in their national flag?
Posted by: JackStraw at December 08, 2022 04:09 PM

Does Hezbollah count as a country (Lebanon)? Because their flag does IIRC.

Posted by: Thrawn at December 08, 2022 04:19 PM (Rl7KJ)

47 10 Is this something? Chris Gore saw it and says the first five minutes are "water sports," and he doesn't mean Marco Polo.


Wait - are we talking about what I think we are talking about?
Posted by: AlaBAMA

If you know what Ace means there, you have to document how you know for the amusement of the others. I believe he is talking about a happy fun family trip to a waterpark in a movie. What do you think he is discussing?

Posted by: whig at December 08, 2022 04:19 PM (bDjBG)

48 Well, sometimes, when you're looking out for number one, you step in #2.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 08, 2022 04:18 PM (Zz0t1)

lol

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Disinformation Demon at December 08, 2022 04:19 PM (hgD8w)

49 I don't want to see a movie about a violent Santa. If I want a violent Saint Nicholas, I'll go with the actual Saintk, the ascetic who slapped someone in the face over heresy in the early church.

The real Santa despised Arianism, and he'd kick your ass over Docetism and Adoptionism.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 08, 2022 04:19 PM (guGkK)

50 I tried doing the audio book of the Three Musketeers....holy cow is that thing long...and kind of tedious.

Posted by: Mishdog at December 08, 2022 04:19 PM (lZsVw)

51 The 3M must be the most remade movie of all time. I love the Richard Lester version, although the 4M looks like it was made as an afterthought, which of course, it was. Still watchable, though.
Posted by: Archimedes at December 08, 2022 04:17 PM (eOEVl)

I don't recall ever seeing a musket in any of them though.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 04:19 PM (eoQWY)

52 Eva Green was really good in Penny Deadful.

She was indeed. Also, Timothy Dalton was quite good.

Posted by: Archimedes at December 08, 2022 04:19 PM (eOEVl)

53 But will it be better than "Con Air"?

Posted by: Crusader at December 08, 2022 04:19 PM (ibQSj)

54 Why aren't my comments showing up?

Posted by: ... at December 08, 2022 04:19 PM (F+uRC)

55 A 12-year-old daughter? I don't know any 12-year-old girls, athletic or not. Some of you may have daughters that age who are into guns. Can they handle a nearly 3-pound Colt Single Action Army, and do it accurately? I'm just talking about arm and grip strength, now. I'm sure if the daughter in the film has a gun rest, whether for a Colt or a Winchester rifle, she'd be able to handle either firearm.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 08, 2022 04:19 PM (J2vNu)

56 Monks back in the day in the Byzantine Empire were no joke, more like Antifa than anything else.
Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 04:18 PM (eoQWY)


Politics in Alexandria, Egypt during this time were a literal bloodsport, what with the various religious factions fighting each other.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at December 08, 2022 04:20 PM (wmDcS)

57 Cage's character schools his daughter in the art of self-defense, and that means Firearms Training 101.
---------------
First, honey. Ensure you're facin' the director and the cameraman. Then, whip it out and shoot everything in front of you!

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 08, 2022 04:20 PM (Vwz3I)

58 But will it be better than "Con Air"?
Posted by: Crusader at December 08, 2022 04:19 PM (ibQSj)



Die Hard on a Plane?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 08, 2022 04:20 PM (Zz0t1)

59 Yep, that sequence also shows Mel Gibson going Beast Mode on Redcoats with a knife and tomahawk. Great stuff!
Posted by: Thrawn at December 08, 2022 04:18 PM


And after that, there were no arguments about bedtime, ever again.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 08, 2022 04:20 PM (Wnv9h)

60 Eva Green was one of the best part of Kingdom oh Heaven. She made me completely forget about that wimp Orlando Bloom.

Posted by: Marcus T at December 08, 2022 04:20 PM (tDEa7)

61 I would totally watch "Rittenhouse: State Line Crosser". Not sure about the actual movie.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 08, 2022 04:20 PM (ZGrMX)

62 50 I tried doing the audio book of the Three Musketeers....holy cow is that thing long...and kind of tedious.
Posted by: Mishdog

--------------
Dumas was paid by the word if I remember correctly.

Posted by: whig at December 08, 2022 04:21 PM (bDjBG)

63 47 10 Is this something? Chris Gore saw it and says the first five minutes are "water sports," and he doesn't mean Marco Polo.


Wait - are we talking about what I think we are talking about?
Posted by: AlaBAMA

If you know what Ace means there, you have to document how you know for the amusement of the others. I believe he is talking about a happy fun family trip to a waterpark in a movie. What do you think he is discussing?
Posted by: whig at December 08, 2022 04:19 PM (bDjBG)


I wasn't born yesterday. Lol

Posted by: AlaBAMA at December 08, 2022 04:21 PM (mZ3xv)

64 I've mentioned it before, but I'll plug an excellent western from 2014: The Salvation. If you like the genre, go find it. You won't be disappointed.

Posted by: Lady in Black at December 08, 2022 04:21 PM (sVtYq)

65 "The Old Way" looks interesting. I see they cast a black as a bad guy; I didn't know you could still do that.

"The Musketeers" films look *very* interesting. Lester's films are quite good - terrific cast, superb fight choreography, excellent music and art direction, and scripts by George MacDonald Fraser - but on viewing them again recently, I found the slapstick to be really off-putting. It was funny the first time around, but on repeated viewing, it's boring and undercuts the mood. A version that recreates the gritty period feel of the Lester films but does it straight should be terrific to watch.

Posted by: Nemo at December 08, 2022 04:21 PM (S6ArX)

66 Dumas was paid by the word if I remember correctly.
Posted by: whig at December 08, 2022 04:21 PM (bDjBG)

At that time weren't most books serialized first in magazines chapter by chapter?

Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 04:22 PM (eoQWY)

67 Eva Green was hot as a young woman, and then developed a sort of gothic, smoldering quality later on. Slightly masculine features help, by balancing her feminine features. However, as she ages she's become more gaunt, and it makes her look skeletal. She'd benefit from about 15-20 extra pounds.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at December 08, 2022 04:22 PM (wmDcS)

68 Eva Green is also in The Salvation.

Posted by: Lady in Black at December 08, 2022 04:22 PM (sVtYq)

69 27 Clint Howard is Ron Howard's uglier sibling. He's the go-to guy when the script calls for weird-looking.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 08, 2022 04:16 PM (guGkK)

And was in that movie where giant mutant ticks (who had eaten marijuana laced with steroids) exploded out of his face

Posted by: XTC at December 08, 2022 04:22 PM (UnA8+)

70 Rare Moog Dancers
.......

at 3:04... boobehs!

Posted by: wth at December 08, 2022 04:22 PM (v0R5T)

71 Speaking of violence-radical pro abortion group "Jane's Revenge" threatens to shoot up Catholic center if abortion is overturned in Nebraska:

https://tinyurl.com/247wntmn

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 08, 2022 04:22 PM (vH/6k)

72 I want an official Red Ryder, carbine action, two hundred shot range model air rifle signed by Kyle Rittenhouse.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 08, 2022 04:22 PM (tfjlC)

73 Clint Howard is Ron Howard's uglier sibling. He's the go-to guy when the script calls for weird-looking.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero43) at December 08, 2022 04:16 PM (guGkK)

Best scene ever in Star Trek. A couple of the Hippie scenes a close second.
Posted by: polynikes at December 08, 2022 04:18 PM (0om5x)

And he was the car tech guy for the baddies in The Wraith.

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 08, 2022 04:22 PM (4I/2K)

74 Dumas was paid by the word if I remember correctly.
Posted by: whig at December 08, 2022 04:21 PM (bDjBG)


A lot of those novels started out as serials published in various magazines, IIRC.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at December 08, 2022 04:22 PM (wmDcS)

75 >>>The upcoming western, debuting Jan. 6, 2023 in theaters, stars Nicolas Cage as a reformed gunslinger trying to raise his 12-year-old daughter (Ryan Kiera Armstrong). When an outlaw gang threatens his family, Cage's character schools his daughter in the art of self-defense, and that means Firearms Training 101.


On Insurrection Day, Nicks???

ON INSURRECTION DAY?!?!?!

Posted by: Dr. T at December 08, 2022 04:23 PM (bhRsz)

76 30 Trivia time. Which countries have an AK-47 in their national flag?
Posted by: JackStraw at December 08, 2022 04:09 PM

Willowed, but I think one of them is Mozambique.


two more are larryzambique and curlyzambique.

Posted by: stochastic kulak anachronda at December 08, 2022 04:23 PM (v3pYe)

77 Speaking of violence-radical pro abortion group "Jane's Revenge" threatens to shoot up Catholic center if abortion is overturned in Nebraska:

https://tinyurl.com/247wntmn
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 08, 2022 04:22 PM


FAFO, kids.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 08, 2022 04:23 PM (Wnv9h)

78 55 A 12-year-old daughter? I don't know any 12-year-old girls, athletic or not. Some of you may have daughters that age who are into guns. Can they handle a nearly 3-pound Colt Single Action Army, and do it accurately? I'm just talking about arm and grip strength, now. I'm sure if the daughter in the film has a gun rest, whether for a Colt or a Winchester rifle, she'd be able to handle either firearm.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 08, 2022 04:19 PM (J2vNu)

Speaking just for one nice, but yeah. Spade grips let the pistol slide through the hand during recoil. Cocking the pistol can be a two handed affair, but the single action trigger pull is easy. Can she do it all day? Nah, but she can operate it.

And 12 year old eyes can sometimes shoot better than me with my old eyes.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at December 08, 2022 04:23 PM (pyVNc)

79 Just in case:
Docetism was a Christological position. Christology is a branch of theology which deals with the nature of Christ. Was Jesus fully human? Was he fully divine? What is his relationship with god the father and the holly spirit? Questions like these were the hot topic in the first couple of centuries of Christian history when people were still processing the biblical account of Jesus of Nazareth. Many conflicting ideas arose, one of which was Docetism which claimed that Jesus was fully divine and any perceptions of his corporeal existence were just illusions. So wrists argued that it is inconceivable that a son of god would have anything in common with sinful material existence. Docetism was however rejected as heresy by both the Roman Catholics and Eastern Orthodoxy - the way they see Jesus not being corporeal would invalidate his sacrifice.

Arianism was another Christological movement in early and medieval Christianity. It rejected the idea of the trinity and instead preached that Jesus the son is a distinct entity from god the father and that Jesus is subordinate to god. In Arianism, Jesus is not an inseparable part of the eternal god ... (cont)

Posted by: Archimedes at December 08, 2022 04:23 PM (eOEVl)

80 .......

at 3:04... boobehs!
Posted by: wth at December 08, 2022 04:22 PM (v0R5T)



Yeah, it doesn't save it.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 08, 2022 04:23 PM (Zz0t1)

81 at 3:04... boobehs!
Posted by: wth at December 08, 2022 04:22 PM (v0R5T)

Wow; What a surpise!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 08, 2022 04:24 PM (vH/6k)

82 Eva Green was one of the best part of Kingdom oh Heaven.

It'd have taken up arms to defend Jerusalem for her.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at December 08, 2022 04:24 PM (wmDcS)

83 Just for ace

Wickerman > The Old Way
Posted by: polynikes at December 08, 2022


***
The *original* Wicker Man >>> the new one. I can't imagine Cage's interpretation topping Edward Woodward's, or anybody coming close to Britt Ekland's dance scene (yeah, I understand they used a body double) to that irresistible music, or to Christopher Lee's elegant performance.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 08, 2022 04:24 PM (J2vNu)

84 REPORTER: “How does this deal not send a message to Russia and to other governments that if they wrongfully detain [Americans], that they will have some of their most dangerous criminals, in this case the ‘Merchant of Death,’ released?”

KJP: “I cannot speak for other countries.”

@Breaking911 · 1h
WATCH: @PressSec abruptly ends news briefing after becoming irritated with reporter [andy: from a literally African reporter]


Based Africans are my favorite kind of people.

Posted by: Ian S. at December 08, 2022 04:24 PM (ZGrMX)

85 The Musketeers screenplay/s was/were by Flashman's George MacDonald Fraser BTW.

||The film rights to Flashman were bought by Richard Lester, who was unable to get the film funded but hired Fraser to write the screenplay for The Three Musketeers in Christmas 1972. This would be turned into two films, The Three Musketeers and The Four Musketeers, both popular at the box office, and it launched Fraser as a screenwriter.[9]||

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 08, 2022 04:24 PM (Vwz3I)

86 Back on Twitter. LOL, I guess I wore them down. Anyway still have not gotten my followers back?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2022 04:24 PM (Irn0L)

87 but rather was created by god. Arianism was famously followed by many Germanic tribes such as the Goths and Lombard, before they migrated to Catholic lands and eventually converted to mainstream beliefs.

Gnosticism is an umbrella term more than anything concrete. It’s used to describe countless movements and religions that originated from Christianity of the late antiquity all the way to medieval times. Lots of these movements were also influenced by either pre-Christian Hellenic or Eastern philosophy. Commonly, Gnostics saw material existence as inherently sinful and emphasised direct spiritual experience (and gnosis / knowledge) of the divine.

Stereotypically, many Gnostics viewed the god of the Old Testament as a different entity from the god of the New Testament. The former being an evil trickster and an architect (demiurge) of the sinful material world. This belief is one of the possible solutions to the Problem of evil
: how could a supposedly all-powerful, all-knowing and eternally loving god create the sinful material existence and all its assorted horrors?
Gnostics figured that the most logical explanation is ...cont

Posted by: Archimedes at December 08, 2022 04:24 PM (eOEVl)

88 68 Eva Green is also in The Salvation.
Posted by: Lady in Black at December 08, 2022 04:22 PM (sVtYq)

And 'A Dame to Kill For'

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at December 08, 2022 04:24 PM (pyVNc)

89 76 Willowed, but I think one of them is Mozambique.

two more are larryzambique and curlyzambique.
Posted by: stochastic kulak anachronda at December 08, 2022 04:23 PM (v3pYe)

Shempzambique officials could not be reached for comment.

Posted by: XTC at December 08, 2022 04:25 PM (UnA8+)

90 A 12-year-old daughter? I don't know any 12-year-old girls, athletic or not. Some of you may have daughters that age who are into guns. Can they handle a nearly 3-pound Colt Single Action Army, and do it accurately? I'm just talking about arm and grip strength, now. I'm sure if the daughter in the film has a gun rest, whether for a Colt or a Winchester rifle, she'd be able to handle either firearm.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 08, 2022 04:19 PM (J2vNu)

I'd imagine they are about the same as boys of that age if not a little bigger. I'm no gun expert but certainly female yout's can learn to handle an appropriate sized gun.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 04:25 PM (eoQWY)

91 If the trailer is indicative, BABYLON is just more vile and boring dreck. And VIOLENT NIGHT is just a higher production value updated SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT.

Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at December 08, 2022 04:25 PM (kJLpK)

92 Milla Jovovich > Eva Green

( 2011 Three Musketeers)

Posted by: polynikes at December 08, 2022 04:25 PM (0om5x)

93 Arianism was another Christological movement in early and medieval Christianity. It rejected the idea of the trinity and instead preached that Jesus the son is a distinct entity from god the father and that Jesus is subordinate to god. In Arianism, Jesus is not an inseparable part of the eternal god ... (cont)
Posted by: Archimedes at December 08, 2022 04:23 PM


Over which, St. Nicholas, whose feast day we celebrated Tuesday, dope-slapped a bitch.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 08, 2022 04:25 PM (Wnv9h)

94 I don't get the Eva Green is hot take.
Posted by: polynikes at December 08, 2022 04:12 PM (0om5x)


She looked great in Casino Royale and Kingdom of Heaven.

Really should eat a sandwich or two, though.

Posted by: Dr. T at December 08, 2022 04:25 PM (bhRsz)

95 Dumas was paid by the word if I remember correctly.
Posted by: whig at December 08, 2022 04:21 PM (bDjBG)
---
So were a lot of pulp fiction writers, which is why they churned out so many stories...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at December 08, 2022 04:25 PM (YIVH2)

96 Unforgiven >>>> The Old Way


I'm thinking that.


Posted by: Archer at December 08, 2022 04:25 PM (gmo/4)

97 I'm looking forward to Nurse Ratchet's lunch story for tomorrow.
Posted by: Puddinhead at December 08, 2022 04:18 PM (ifUkZ)
.......

I bet she goes to the same place, at exactly the same time, waits around outside, eyes peeled...

Posted by: wth at December 08, 2022 04:25 PM (v0R5T)

98 (cont)...how could a supposedly all-powerful, all-knowing and eternally loving god create the sinful material existence and all its assorted horrors?
Gnostics figured that the most logical explanation is that a loving god could not do that and thus the two Biblical Testaments speak of two different gods.

Posted by: Archimedes at December 08, 2022 04:26 PM (eOEVl)

99 . . . Speaking just for one nice, but yeah. Spade grips let the pistol slide through the hand during recoil. Cocking the pistol can be a two handed affair, but the single action trigger pull is easy. Can she do it all day? Nah, but she can operate it.

And 12 year old eyes can sometimes shoot better than me with my old eyes.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at December 08, 2022


***
I hope the film makes it plausible then.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 08, 2022 04:26 PM (J2vNu)

100 , I'll go with the actual Saintk, the ascetic who slapped someone in the face over heresy in the early church.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December

Yep. I love that about him.

Posted by: TexasDan at December 08, 2022 04:26 PM (psXMj)

101 At that time weren't most books serialized first in magazines chapter by chapter?
Posted by: Oldcat

I think that was true of the era of Dickens and Dumas. Even during the era of A. Conan Doyle had him doing it. But some variant of that existed all the way up to the death of magazines at least in sci fi/fantasy.

Posted by: whig at December 08, 2022 04:26 PM (bDjBG)

102
FAFO, kids.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 08, 2022 04:23 PM (Wnv9h)

What does this stand for? I figure FO stands for F off.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 08, 2022 04:26 PM (vH/6k)

103 two more are larryzambique and curlyzambique.


Gummozambique ?

Posted by: BlackOrchid at December 08, 2022 04:27 PM (w0NJk)

104 What does this stand for? I figure FO stands for F off.


F (art)
A (round)
(and)
F (ind)
O (ut)

Posted by: BlackOrchid at December 08, 2022 04:27 PM (w0NJk)

105 except not Fart

Posted by: BlackOrchid at December 08, 2022 04:27 PM (w0NJk)

106 Why aren't my comments showing up?
Posted by: ...

You forgot to put a dime in the jukebox?

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at December 08, 2022 04:27 PM (tepOl)

107 The French get a bad rap as being cheese-eating surrender monkeys, where most of their history they have been kicking a lot of ass.

Three Musketeers has a huge amount of fighting and f**king. They support the king and hate the villainous bishop.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 08, 2022 04:27 PM (44ww/)

108 I think that was true of the era of Dickens and Dumas. Even during the era of A. Conan Doyle had him doing it. But some variant of that existed all the way up to the death of magazines at least in sci fi/fantasy.
Posted by: whig at December 08, 2022 04:26 PM (bDjBG)
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Yep. Frank Herbert's "Dune" was serialized...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at December 08, 2022 04:27 PM (YIVH2)

109 Over which, St. Nicholas, whose feast day we celebrated Tuesday, dope-slapped a bitch.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 08, 2022 04:25 PM (Wnv9h)


I made that an extra credit question in one of my exams once.

Santa Claus is known for:
a) delivering presents
b) making toys
c) punching heretics
d) all of the above

Posted by: Dr. T at December 08, 2022 04:28 PM (bhRsz)

110 97 I'm looking forward to Nurse Ratchet's lunch story for tomorrow.
Posted by: Puddinhead at December 08, 2022 04:18 PM (ifUkZ)
.......

I bet she goes to the same place, at exactly the same time, waits around outside, eyes peeled...
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Its a pity they no longer wear sexy nurse uniforms.

Posted by: Puddinhead at December 08, 2022 04:28 PM (ifUkZ)

111 Tranya!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 08, 2022 04:28 PM (63Dwl)

112 Trivia time. Which countries have an AK-47 in their national flag?
Posted by: JackStraw at December 08, 2022 04:09 PM
*
Willowed, but I think one of them is Mozambique.

two more are larryzambique and curlyzambique.
Posted by: stochastic kulak anachronda at December 08, 2022


***
Everybody always forgets Shempzambique

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 08, 2022 04:28 PM (J2vNu)

113 Speaking of violence-radical pro abortion group "Jane's Revenge" threatens to shoot up Catholic center if abortion is overturned in Nebraska

I can only assume devout Catholic President Joe Biden has disavowed them.

Posted by: That NLurker guy where's my Irene Adler? at December 08, 2022 04:28 PM (eGTCV)

114 Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 08, 2022 04:24 PM (J2vNu)

Don't disagree. Wickerman was an old aos meme and proves that they never die but they can be put into long term storage .

Posted by: polynikes at December 08, 2022 04:28 PM (0om5x)

115 The French get a bad rap as being cheese-eating surrender monkeys, where most of their history they have been kicking a lot of ass.

Even the Battle of France was a nasty affair and a lot of French units fought bravely.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at December 08, 2022 04:28 PM (wmDcS)

116 Posted by: BlackOrchid at December 08, 2022 04:27 PM (w0NJk)

Thanks.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 08, 2022 04:28 PM (vH/6k)

117 91 If the trailer is indicative, BABYLON is just more vile and boring dreck. And VIOLENT NIGHT is just a higher production value updated SILENT NIGHT, DEADLY NIGHT.
Posted by: Trump poisoned my cat at December 08, 2022 04:25 PM (kJLpK)

Nope. Violent Night is Santa, the real (drunk) one, rescuing a home from cartel thugs. With a sledgehammer.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at December 08, 2022 04:29 PM (pyVNc)

118 Yeah, I trysted with Milady. Good and hard.

Posted by: D'Artagnan at December 08, 2022 04:29 PM (4I/2K)

119 I'm looking forward to Nurse Ratchet's lunch story for tomorrow.
Posted by: Puddinhead at December 08, 2022 04:18 PM (ifUkZ)
.......

I bet she goes to the same place, at exactly the same time, waits around outside, eyes peeled...
Posted by: wth

Heart beats a little faster...

Posted by: rickb223 at December 08, 2022 04:29 PM (tfjlC)

120 A 12-year-old daughter? I don't know any 12-year-old girls, athletic or not. Some of you may have daughters that age who are into guns. Can they handle a nearly 3-pound Colt Single Action Army, and do it accurately? I'm just talking about arm and grip strength, now. I'm sure if the daughter in the film has a gun rest, whether for a Colt or a Winchester rifle, she'd be able to handle either firearm.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 08, 2022 04:19 PM (J2vNu)

Bass Pro has free Santa Pix. Took 10yr old. Wanted to use the shooting gallery afterwards. Can't hold it right, but at least she asked me how to shoot.

Posted by: OrangeEnt at December 08, 2022 04:29 PM (Angsy)

121 Tranya!
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 08, 2022


***
Yeah, the "medical" establishment is all in favor of that now!

Oh. Wait. Not "tranny"? My bad.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 08, 2022 04:29 PM (J2vNu)

122 You want to see Eva Green at her best? Check out "The Dreamers", you will thank me later.

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at December 08, 2022 04:29 PM (Oq/TM)

123 84 it’s almost like they didn’t anticipate any blowback for this at all.

Posted by: Piper at December 08, 2022 04:30 PM (ZdaMQ)

124 Rare Boob Dancers

Posted by: fd at December 08, 2022 04:30 PM (sn5EN)

125 Tear gas, water cannons, pepper spray projectile launches, laser dazzlers, traffic barricades, fires, helicopters, and military tanks—hallmarks of modern protest and counterprotest around the world—cause injuries, endanger human life, and can violate human rights. They may also pose risks to the climate.

Posted by: SMOD at December 08, 2022 04:30 PM (RHGPo)

126 The French get a bad rap as being cheese-eating surrender monkeys, where most of their history they have been kicking a lot of ass.

Three Musketeers has a huge amount of fighting and f**king. They support the king and hate the villainous bishop.
Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 08, 2022 04:27 PM (44ww/)
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I remember watching the BBCs production The Musketeers. In the last episode of the first season, the gang talks about the importance of maintaining one's honor. By this time, D'Artagnan has dishonored his landlord by sleeping with his wife and Aramis has dishonored the king by sleeping with the Queen. The French have a strange sense of honor...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at December 08, 2022 04:30 PM (YIVH2)

127 Gnostics tended to emphasize secret knowledge(revealed only to their particular group) as essential to salvation. There are a great many works that were important to one sect or another of them.

Gospel of Judas for instance.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at December 08, 2022 04:30 PM (eYoxG)

128 5 I don't get the Eva Green is hot take.

drove me nuts in casino royale; her mouth didn't move right when she spoke. it was like some bad cgi. what was that final fantasy movie? final fantasy: the spirits within. yeah. like that one.

Posted by: stochastic kulak anachronda at December 08, 2022 04:30 PM (v3pYe)

129 "By my order and for the good of the state, the bearer has done what has been done."

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 08, 2022 04:30 PM (Vwz3I)

130 Over which, St. Nicholas, whose feast day we celebrated Tuesday, dope-slapped a bitch.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 08, 2022 04:25 PM (Wnv9h)


I made that an extra credit question in one of my exams once.

Santa Claus is known for:
a) delivering presents
b) making toys
c) punching heretics
d) all of the above
Posted by: Dr. T at December 08, 2022 04:28 PM (bhRsz)

e) conquering the Martians

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 08, 2022 04:31 PM (4I/2K)

131 Hmm for sure.

Posted by: SOMEASSHOLESTOLEMYPEN at December 08, 2022 04:31 PM (ytSiK)

132 Even the Battle of France was a nasty affair and a lot of French units fought bravely.
Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at December 08, 2022 04:28 PM (wmDcS)


True. Morale was not great as a whole, and the outflanking of the Maginot Line caught them off-guard, and I think they probably would have lost eventually; but it was really the failure of their political and military leadership that did them in.

Posted by: Dr. T at December 08, 2022 04:31 PM (bhRsz)

133
e) conquering the Martians
Posted by: Count de Monet at December 08, 2022 04:31 PM (4I/2K)


Where is the earth shattering kaboom?

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 08, 2022 04:31 PM (Zz0t1)

134
Went to 6:30 Mass this morning as today is a Holy Day of Obligation. Strange to see an almost completely different crowd than I see at the Sunday 7:00 Mass. The only thing they shared was they were both packed.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 08, 2022 04:31 PM (MoZTd)

135 Nope. Violent Night is Santa, the real (drunk) one, rescuing a home from cartel thugs. With a sledgehammer.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at December 08, 2022


***
I'm glad Ace did a post on Fat Man, the Mel Gibson Christmas thriller, a couple of years ago. From the title I'd have thought it was a Christmas comedy, or a GoLo ad.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 08, 2022 04:31 PM (J2vNu)

136 Yeah Violent Night should go see. Along with Devotion.

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 08, 2022 04:31 PM (8EJMD)

137 You want to see Eva Green at her best? Check out "The Dreamers", you will thank me later.
Posted by: Scuba_Dude at December 08, 2022 04:29 PM


I liked her in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 08, 2022 04:32 PM (Wnv9h)

138 Posted by: Nevergiveup at December 08, 2022 04:24 PM (Irn0L)

What's yer sign?

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Disinformation Demon at December 08, 2022 04:32 PM (hgD8w)

139 The 70s gave birth to some weird shit. And then you see stuff from *Europe* in the 70s, and it makes my childhood backdrop look like Mister Rogers' Neighborhood.

Posted by: red speck at December 08, 2022 04:32 PM (gS3OW)

140 It's kind of mind numbing, isn't it?

Posted by: Guy transfixed by moogs at December 08, 2022 04:33 PM (sn5EN)

141 A 12-year-old daughter? I don't know any 12-year-old girls, athletic or not. Some of you may have daughters that age who are into guns. Can they handle a nearly 3-pound Colt Single Action Army, and do it accurately?

Nope. But they can learn the safety rules. Teach them to shoot using a .22 pistol. I probably started teaching my daughter when she was 14 or 15. She handled the .22 very well. 9mm she did quite well also. She started flinching with a .45. Put her on a black rifle and she did well with that.

Remember - you can't beat a woman who shoots. So teach your daughter(s).

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at December 08, 2022 04:33 PM (N39Ws)

142 Just read that Eva Green has a twin sister. Should do a side by side comparison to see if Hollywood has effected her in any way. :-)

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at December 08, 2022 04:33 PM (Oq/TM)

143 Yeah Violent Night should go see. Along with Devotion.
Posted by: Anna Puma at December 08, 2022 04:31 PM (8EJMD)
++++
Are you saying that you that *you* should see it, or have you already seen it and are recommending that I (or others) go see it?

Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 08, 2022 04:33 PM (t0OGg)

144 Some nice racks on those Moog Dancers. Best enjoyed with the sound off.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at December 08, 2022 04:33 PM (pyVNc)

145 Yeah Violent Night should go see. Along with Devotion.
Posted by: Anna Puma at December 08, 2022 04:31 PM (8EJMD)



John Leguizamo hates me. I will not fund him.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 08, 2022 04:33 PM (Zz0t1)

146 John Leguizamo hates me. I will not fund him.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 08, 2022 04:33 PM (Zz0t1)

+1

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at December 08, 2022 04:33 PM (pyVNc)

147 Yep. Frank Herbert's "Dune" was serialized...
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at December 08, 2022


***
In Analog magazine. I don't own but have seen the awesome cover painting of one of the issues. I think they ran it in 4 or 5 parts.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 08, 2022 04:33 PM (J2vNu)

148 I like zee French movies and youtube-age, it gives me ze chance to brush up on my language skills. then what I don't understand, I just call my francophone friend and he fills in the blanks.

The one thing about this movie, and others that employ the same tactic...is that they use similar lighting to what would have been available at the time. It makes everything look murky and uninteresting.

selon moi

Posted by: kallisto at December 08, 2022 04:34 PM (q4j5w)

149 92 Milla Jovovich > Eva Green

( 2011 Three Musketeers)


that the one where they had a zeppelin? didn't see it, but remember the trailers causing my eyes to roll.

Posted by: stochastic kulak anachronda at December 08, 2022 04:34 PM (v3pYe)

150 "Rare Moog Dancers" reminds me of one of the less impressive episodes of The Prisoner.

Posted by: Kindltot at December 08, 2022 04:34 PM (xhaym)

151 107 The French get a bad rap as being cheese-eating surrender monkeys, where most of their history they have been kicking a lot of ass.

One Strike, You're Out.

Posted by: XTC at December 08, 2022 04:34 PM (UnA8+)

152 Wolfus,

Young girls back then were typically in charge of milking the cows. Gives you strong wrists and hands.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 08, 2022 04:34 PM (uz3Px)

153 I think I know why it's Rare Moog Dancers, rather than, say, Prolific Moog Dancers.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at December 08, 2022 04:34 PM (fs1hN)

154 Yeah Violent Night should go see. Along with Devotion.
Posted by: Anna Puma at December 08, 2022 04:31 PM (8EJMD)
++++
Are you saying that you that *you* should see it, or have you already seen it and are recommending that I (or others) go see it?
Posted by: Joe Mannix (Not a cop!) at December 08, 2022 04:33 PM (t0OGg)


She's saying Violent Night needs to go to the theater to watch other movies, obviously.

Posted by: Dr. T at December 08, 2022 04:34 PM (bhRsz)

155
Morale was not great as a whole, and the outflanking of the Maginot Line caught them off-guard, and I think they probably would have lost eventually; but it was really the failure of their political and military leadership that did them in.
Posted by: Dr. T at December 08, 2022 04:31 PM (bhRsz)


The Germans hit a second-line division at the junction between two armies. The French may show incredible bravery, but when they get in a panic it's "nous sommes trahis!"

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 08, 2022 04:35 PM (MoZTd)

156 Hargo: What's soft and round and you put it on a stick and you toast it in a fire, and it's green?

Kimar: I don't know what?

Hargo: A Martian mellow.

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 08, 2022 04:35 PM (4I/2K)

157 137 I liked her in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 08, 2022 04:32 PM

I remember that movie. A decent watch. And having Eva in it did help.

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at December 08, 2022 04:35 PM (Oq/TM)

158 Country Moog > Rare Moog Dancers


https://youtu.be/pFZAzPzEekw

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 08, 2022 04:35 PM (Zz0t1)

159 Another movie without a son. It's always a girl. I'm just not interested.

Posted by: Crom Laughs at December 08, 2022 04:35 PM (Gcdtg)

160 A French version of Three Musketeers?

Fk is up with that.

All period pieces are to be done with British accents.

This is known.

Posted by: eleven at December 08, 2022 04:36 PM (iziT8)

161 It makes me angry to see responses to whatever Kyle tweets. They like to shriek that he's a murderer. It's pretty clear they are parroting whatever they are told to say and never watched any of the videos or the info at the trial. He's a good kid. I hope he can make it through the lawfare.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 08, 2022 04:36 PM (uz3Px)

162 "Rare Moog Dancers" reminds me of one of the less impressive episodes of The Prisoner.
Posted by: Kindltot at December 08, 2022


***
I thought of one of the musical numbers on Laugh-In.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 08, 2022 04:36 PM (J2vNu)

163 Anyone seen The Lost Battalion?

Posted by: Puddinhead at December 08, 2022 04:36 PM (ifUkZ)

164 I remember that movie. A decent watch. And having Eva in it did help.
Posted by: Scuba_Dude at December 08, 2022 04:35 PM


It was fun. Nicely dark. Samuel L. Jackson I could have done without, though.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 08, 2022 04:36 PM (Wnv9h)

165 Solid Gold Dancers > Rare Moog Dancers

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 08, 2022 04:36 PM (4I/2K)

166 True. Morale was not great as a whole, and the outflanking of the Maginot Line caught them off-guard, and I think they probably would have lost eventually; but it was really the failure of their political and military leadership that did them in.

Posted by: Dr. T at December 08, 2022 04:31 PM (bhRsz)

Thank goodness it would never happen here!!!

Posted by: OrangeEnt at December 08, 2022 04:36 PM (Angsy)

167 True. Morale was not great as a whole, and the outflanking of the Maginot Line caught them off-guard, and I think they probably would have lost eventually; but it was really the failure of their political and military leadership that did them in.

Posted by: Dr. T at December 08, 2022 04:31 PM (bhRsz)


All of what you say is absolutely true. Plus the French did not have FM radios for their tanks. They used flags to communicate between tanks.


Posted by: Archer at December 08, 2022 04:36 PM (gmo/4)

168 If the trailer is indicative, BABYLON is just more vile and boring dreck.

**delurks**

I remind you that the period of Babylon is in my wheelhouse. And from the looks of the trailer, the name is accurate; they're going to 'Hollywood Babylon" the movie and do their best to persuade you that every silent star was an out-and-out perv.

HARD FUCKING PASS.

**returns to lurking**

Posted by: Mary Poppins' Practically Perfect Piercing at December 08, 2022 04:36 PM (AW0uW)

169 I saw the original Three Musketeers at the cinema. Faye Dunaway, Raquel Welch. But it wasn't those two who impressed me, I liked Michael York.

Posted by: kallisto at December 08, 2022 04:36 PM (f8bA4)

170 True. Morale was not great as a whole, and the outflanking of the Maginot Line caught them off-guard, and I think they probably would have lost eventually; but it was really the failure of their political and military leadership that did them in.
Posted by: Dr. T at December 08, 2022 04:31 PM (bhRsz)


My understanding is that the attack through Belgium was expected- heck, the main reason for the Maginot Line was to ensure that the Germans had to go that way, and allow the French to concentrate troops there- but that they screwed up by assuming that the Ardennes was impenetrable to German forces. Once the Germans flanked their prepared positions, it was a mad scramble towards the Channel.

Would make for an interesting alt-history where the French plan had worked, and the Germans had ended up bogged down in static fighting in Belgium.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at December 08, 2022 04:36 PM (wmDcS)

171 The French are a strange bunch. For the last 100 years they've been inches away from becoming Communist but embrace elitism.

Posted by: polynikes at December 08, 2022 04:36 PM (0om5x)

172 Anyone seen The Lost Battalion?
Posted by: Puddinhead at December 08, 2022 04:36 PM (ifUkZ)

Yes. Is re-watchable and ownable.

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 08, 2022 04:37 PM (4I/2K)

173 It makes me angry to see responses to whatever Kyle tweets. They like to shriek that he's a murderer. It's pretty clear they are parroting whatever they are told to say and never watched any of the videos or the info at the trial. He's a good kid. I hope he can make it through the lawfare.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 08, 2022 04:36 PM (uz3Px)



He didn't murder anyone. He killed thugs that were attacking he and his city. There's a pretty significant difference.

Dumbasses.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 08, 2022 04:37 PM (Zz0t1)

174 True. Morale was not great as a whole, and the outflanking of the Maginot Line caught them off-guard, and I think they probably would have lost eventually; but it was really the failure of their political and military leadership that did them in.
___

Failure of political and military leadership? That would never happen here.
-USA

Posted by: Chuck Martel at December 08, 2022 04:37 PM (fs1hN)

175 It is weird.

Militarily the French have a long history of being a force with which you do not want fuck.

WWI changed all that I guess.

Posted by: eleven at December 08, 2022 04:37 PM (iziT8)

176 Biden Pushes Gun Control, Releases Convicted Arms Dealer in Prisoner Swap, All in Same Day

Posted by: SMOD at December 08, 2022 04:37 PM (RHGPo)

177
Gnostics figured that the most logical explanation is that a loving god could not do that and thus the two Biblical Testaments speak of two different gods.
Posted by: Archimedes at December 08, 2022 04:26 PM (eOEVl)

Arianism was a troublesome heresy because of the fact that his followers got into the tribes first, partly from being driven out by mainline Catholics. The term Vandal as destroyer came into vogue when the Vandals moved from Spain into North Africa and went about destroying mainline churches and converting them to Arian churches. The churches on the losing end got the last word. The area stayed Arian until the Vandal kingdom was wiped out by the reconquest by Justinian and Belisarius in the 500s.

All this incredibly obscure thinking on the Trinity was an incredible self own by primarily Greek clergy. Rome seemed to have a more practical view due to barbarians being about 12 miles off. Persecution of the dominant Monophysites by the mainline church was a good chunk of why the resistance to Islamic conquest was so weak when it came.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 04:37 PM (eoQWY)

178 Country Moog? I give you Steve Martin (really!) and Earl Scruggs:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrlqQ1_vZVE

(Skip to :15 to avoid Letterman if you're averse)

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 08, 2022 04:38 PM (J2vNu)

179 The film was damp.

Posted by: Dr Spank at December 08, 2022 04:38 PM (HbvSG)

180 I grew up in Babylon*. That doesn't look like my hometown.

*Which is true. Babylon, NY.

Posted by: Eeyore at December 08, 2022 04:38 PM (TgBWG)

181 161 It makes me angry to see responses to whatever Kyle tweets. They like to shriek that he's a murderer. It's pretty clear they are parroting whatever they are told to say and never watched any of the videos or the info at the trial. He's a good kid. I hope he can make it through the lawfare.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 08, 2022 04:36 PM (uz3Px)

Kyle's 3 shots were more effective than Fauci's.

Posted by: Our Country is Screwed at December 08, 2022 04:39 PM (N39Ws)

182 It is weird.

Militarily the French have a long history of being a force with which you do not want fuck.

WWI changed all that I guess.
Posted by: eleven at December 08, 2022 04:37 PM (iziT

No, the Franco-Prussian War did that.

Posted by: Crom Laughs at December 08, 2022 04:39 PM (Gcdtg)

183 Rare Moog Dancers (UK 1971)

small amounts of orange barrel LSD were involved.

Posted by: wth at December 08, 2022 04:39 PM (v0R5T)

184 I saw the original Three Musketeers at the cinema. Faye Dunaway, Raquel Welch. But it wasn't those two four who impressed me, I liked Michael York.
Posted by: kallisto at December 08, 2022 04:36 PM (f8bA4)

FIFY

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 08, 2022 04:39 PM (4I/2K)

185 So Nick Cage is reprising his role of Big Daddy?

Posted by: Anna Puma at December 08, 2022 04:40 PM (8EJMD)

186 All of what you say is absolutely true. Plus the French did not have FM radios for their tanks. They used flags to communicate between tanks.

Posted by: Archer at December 08, 2022 04:36 PM (gmo/4)


I actually just learned that from reading the biography of Winston Churchill, "The Last Lion" (which I strongly recommend).

Another fun fact: De Gaulle (I think) warned that if the German tanks broke through, it could be catastrophic, and was told, "No they won't, they'll have to refuel eventually and lose time." Except no one realized they ran on ordinary gasoline, the kind found at filling stations all over northern France. Oops.

Posted by: Dr. T at December 08, 2022 04:40 PM (bhRsz)

187 Anyone seen The Lost Battalion?
Posted by: Puddinhead at December 08, 2022 04:36 PM (ifUkZ)


Try re-tracing your steps.

Posted by: helpful advice at December 08, 2022 04:40 PM (h5TKJ)

188 The film was damp.
Posted by: Dr Spank at December 08, 2022 04:38 PM (HbvSG)

Moist, even.

Posted by: Count de Monet at December 08, 2022 04:40 PM (4I/2K)

189 It is weird.

Militarily the French have a long history of being a force with which you do not want fuck.

WWI changed all that I guess.
Posted by: eleven at December 08, 2022 04:37 PM (iziT

In 1859 or so French beat Austria in Italy and fought well.

In 1870 they were thumped by the Prussians and had two armies and an emperor captured in the first month or so. Insurgents fought on but the nation was done.

You'll have to find the exact turning point somewhere in there.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 04:40 PM (eoQWY)

190 Biden Pushes Gun Control, Releases Convicted Arms Dealer in Prisoner Swap, All in Same Day
Posted by: SMOD at December 08, 2022 04:37 PM (RHGPo)
.......

Doctor must have told him he has only 48 hours to live.

Posted by: wth at December 08, 2022 04:40 PM (v0R5T)

191 Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at December 08, 2022 04:36 PM (wmDcS)

They also stationed their , to be kind, least able troops on the Belgium border. They also could have extended the maginot line but again bad decisions by incompetent leaders.

Posted by: polynikes at December 08, 2022 04:41 PM (0om5x)

192 164 Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 08, 2022 04:36 PM

Yeah SLJ can be a little much at times. Though it was fun to watch him in Deep Blue Sea start to get into an annoying rant when a shark jumps out of the water and swallows him. LOL

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at December 08, 2022 04:41 PM (WsJuq)

193 I don't trust trailers. They're like mRNA vaccines. The TELL you its good for you, but in reality, its fucked up and makes you miserable.

Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 08, 2022 04:41 PM (Zz0t1)

194 177


Arianism was a troublesome heresy because of the fact that his followers got into the tribes first, partly from being driven out by mainline Catholics. The term Vandal as destroyer came into vogue when the Vandals moved from Spain into North Africa and went about destroying mainline churches and converting them to Arian churches. The churches on the losing end got the last word. The area stayed Arian until the Vandal kingdom was wiped out by the reconquest by Justinian and Belisarius in the 500s.

All this incredibly obscure thinking on the Trinity was an incredible self own by primarily Greek clergy. Rome seemed to have a more practical view due to barbarians being about 12 miles off. Persecution of the dominant Monophysites by the mainline church was a good chunk of why the resistance to Islamic conquest was so weak when it came.
Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 04:37 PM (eoQWY)

The filioque was a result of countering Arian subordinationist doctrine.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at December 08, 2022 04:42 PM (eYoxG)

195 "Better than Kick-Ass"

"less intellectual than Pig"




Posted by: Kindltot - Craciun Fericit at December 08, 2022 04:42 PM (xhaym)

196 Of course, no discussion of obscure Christian doctrine is complete without homoousios (the belief that God the Son and God the Father are of the same substance) vs. homoiousios (the belief that God the Son was of a similar, but not identical, essence (or substance) with God the Father.).

Posted by: Archimedes at December 08, 2022 04:42 PM (eOEVl)

197 The thing with Kyle is that I am pretty sure they are unaware of the black guy that came up to him and backed away unhurt.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at December 08, 2022 04:42 PM (uz3Px)

198 The Three Musketeers isn't that long. They may have been including Twenty Years After. Count of Monte Cristo is longer.

And, BTW, Dumas was mixed race. So they'll have to work harder to cancel him.

Posted by: Eeyore at December 08, 2022 04:42 PM (TgBWG)

199 Yeah SLJ can be a little much at times. Though it was fun to watch him in Deep Blue Sea start to get into an annoying rant when a shark jumps out of the water and swallows him. LOL
Posted by: Scuba_Dude at December 08, 2022 04:41 PM


I would watch that.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 08, 2022 04:42 PM (Wnv9h)

200 I saw Eva Green in one of the Sin City movies and the sequel to 300.

Posted by: That NLurker guy where's my Irene Adler? at December 08, 2022 04:42 PM (eGTCV)

201 Posted by: Count de Monet at December 08, 2022 04:39 PM (4I/2K)

eh whatever

I got two of my own and in the words of Shania, they "don't impress me much"

Posted by: kallisto at December 08, 2022 04:42 PM (f8bA4)

202 I always thought St. Nicholas giving his own money in secret to young women who needed a dowry was the best of St. Nick.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at December 08, 2022 04:42 PM (PwgoT)

203
They also could have extended the maginot line but again bad decisions by incompetent leaders.
Posted by: polynikes at December 08, 2022 04:41 PM (0om5x)


It would have been incredibly expensive to extend the Maginot Line along the Belgian border. Not to mention pissing off the Belgians big time.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 08, 2022 04:43 PM (MoZTd)

204 161 It makes me angry to see responses to whatever Kyle tweets. They like to shriek that he's a murderer. It's pretty clear they are parroting whatever they are told to say and never watched any of the videos or the info at the trial. He's a good kid. I hope he can make it through the lawfare.
Posted by: Notsothoreau

---------------------------
That is true of a lot of people on social media. They parrot the words of others. Reminds me of the reeducation movement of the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Essentially, you look to the authority of the source and then parrot it along with compatriots. Makes me laugh when the left describes themselves as reality based community.

Posted by: whig at December 08, 2022 04:43 PM (bDjBG)

205 They also stationed their , to be kind, least able troops on the Belgium border. They also could have extended the maginot line but again bad decisions by incompetent leaders.
Posted by: polynikes at December 08, 2022 04:41 PM (0om5x)

No their best troops were on the Belgian border and raced up to South Netherlands to face the Germans crossing the plains of Belgium. The forces at the hinge between the Maginot and the attack forces were weak and few, and that is where the second plan the Germans had hit.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 04:43 PM (eoQWY)

206 Probably said a ove.

The Old Way

Debuting Jan 6.

Coincidence?

Posted by: Steve_in_SoCal at December 08, 2022 04:43 PM (NW9xb)

207 Moist, even.

Posted by: Count de Monet


Exactly, damp films are never good. Unless they involve a young Jennifer Connelly.

Posted by: Dr Spank at December 08, 2022 04:43 PM (HbvSG)

208 Regarding 3:04 in the moog dancers vid, how'd you make it that far? Was getting a headache after 1:30.

Posted by: Chairman LMAO at December 08, 2022 04:43 PM (F5ekr)

209
Happy Moog > Country Moog > Rare Moog Dancers

https://tinyurl.com/4s6rywwt


Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 08, 2022 04:43 PM (63Dwl)

210 My understanding is that the attack through Belgium was expected- heck, the main reason for the Maginot Line was to ensure that the Germans had to go that way, and allow the French to concentrate troops there- but that they screwed up by assuming that the Ardennes was impenetrable to German forces. Once the Germans flanked their prepared positions, it was a mad scramble towards the Channel.

Incredibly enough, we made almost the same mistake in the Battle of the Bulge.

Posted by: Archimedes at December 08, 2022 04:43 PM (eOEVl)

211 184 I saw the original Three Musketeers at the cinema. Faye Dunaway, Raquel Welch. But it wasn't those two four who impressed me, I liked Michael York.
Posted by: kallisto at December 08, 2022 04:36 PM (f8bA4)

FIFY
Posted by: Count de Monet


They keep remaking this damn thing.

Frank Finlay. And of course Oliver York, the Liver On a Clock.

Posted by: JEM at December 08, 2022 04:44 PM (8erNz)

212 And, BTW, Dumas was mixed race. So they'll have to work harder to cancel him.

He was half Italian?

Greek maybe.

Portuguese?

Posted by: kallisto at December 08, 2022 04:44 PM (f8bA4)

213 It would have been incredibly expensive to extend the Maginot Line along the Belgian border. Not to mention pissing off the Belgians big time.
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 08, 2022 04:43 PM (MoZTd)

They were working on it - there were forts at Sedan and other points, they just weren't complete and manned.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 04:44 PM (eoQWY)

214 It is weird.

Militarily the French have a long history of being a force with which you do not want fuck.

WWI changed all that I guess.

Posted by: eleven at December 08, 2022 04:37 PM


The French forces used to be some serious bad asses. The Foreign Legion and some of the Colonial troops in North Africa both during and after WWI kicked some ass. The Germans were terrified of the black French Colonial troops in France at the beginning of WWI. They did not surrender and never stopped fighting.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 08, 2022 04:44 PM (uNylN)

215 I don't trust trailers. They're like mRNA vaccines. The TELL you its good for you, but in reality, its fucked up and makes you miserable.
Posted by: Sponge - F*ck Joe Biden at December 08, 2022


***
Once upon a time they showed you clips from the movie so that you understood what it was about, but at the same time piqued your interest. Now what you get is barely a sense of whether it's a comedy or a drama (an action movie will have explosions). Compare the trailers for the 1969 John Wayne True Grit to the one for the Jeff Bridges film.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 08, 2022 04:44 PM (J2vNu)

216 I always thought St. Nicholas giving his own money in secret to young women who needed a dowry was the best of St. Nick.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at December 08, 2022 04:42 PM


This.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at December 08, 2022 04:44 PM (Wnv9h)

217 Smart military blog, indeed! (plus boobs)

Posted by: Chuck Martel at December 08, 2022 04:45 PM (fs1hN)

218 They also stationed their , to be kind, least able troops on the Belgium border. They also could have extended the maginot line but again bad decisions by incompetent leaders.
Posted by: polynikes at December 08, 2022 04:41 PM (0om5x)


I seem to recall that there were political considerations which prevented its extension. Either way, the main failure wasn't the construction of the line, but rather the failure in assessing German capabilities.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at December 08, 2022 04:45 PM (wmDcS)

219 Bout is back in Moscow.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 08, 2022 04:45 PM (63Dwl)

220 An aside about the Orthodox, they officially call themselves the Orthodox Catholic Church. Orthodox meaning true, and Catholic having been a term in use since Ignatius of Antioch, so pre-Great Schism it's not inappropriate to refer to that collective group as the Catholic Church. It's popular among historians to try to distinguish groups by Councils addressing particular controversies though.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at December 08, 2022 04:45 PM (eYoxG)

221 212 And, BTW, Dumas was mixed race. So they'll have to work harder to cancel him.

He was half Italian?

Greek maybe.

Portuguese?
Posted by: kallisto

Haitian I believe.

Posted by: whig at December 08, 2022 04:46 PM (bDjBG)

222 Regarding 3:04 in the moog dancers vid, how'd you make it that far? Was getting a headache after 1:30.
Posted by: Chairman LMAO at December 08, 2022 04:43 PM (F5ekr)
........

I was rooting for injuries.

Posted by: wth at December 08, 2022 04:46 PM (v0R5T)

223 Um, when are you going to do a film about Hollywood's pedophilia?

---------

Stanley Kubrick Didn't Kill Himself.

Posted by: ShainS -- Ctrl+Galt+Delete to remove the The Great Reset malware virus at December 08, 2022 04:46 PM (SkVxH)

224 Doocy asks good questions , but watching the African reporter drive Press Secretary Box Checker nuts is comedy gold

Posted by: Smell the Glove at December 08, 2022 04:46 PM (W1h4/)

225 >>The film was damp.

In the distance, a dog howled.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 08, 2022 04:47 PM (ZLI7S)

226 Happy Moog > Country Moog > Rare Moog Dancers
https://tinyurl.com/4s6rywwt
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. "


Now that's real Moog Music!

Posted by: Guy transfixed by moogs at December 08, 2022 04:47 PM (sn5EN)

227 It's popular among historians to try to distinguish groups by Councils addressing particular controversies though.

IIRC, the disagreements at the Council of Nicaea were settled by a dance-off.

Posted by: Archimedes at December 08, 2022 04:47 PM (eOEVl)

228 Anything listed but for Babylon which appears to be a mix of the very worse of the 60s & 70s.

Posted by: Lola at December 08, 2022 04:47 PM (NIYa7)

229 Hello all. busy day - I missed all the juicy posts this morning.

Posted by: IC - #FJB #MitchTheBitch at December 08, 2022 04:47 PM (mnUzy)

230 1971 Me is so disappointed in our society. Back then, I was so optimistic. I thought there would be cool music and cool dancing with attractive people, like the Moog Dancers only better.

And what did we get after 50 years of "progress"? Fat WOCs twerking upside-down to bad music while scolding us as bigots if we don't like it. Not to mention drag shows for kids in public libraries...

Posted by: pikkumatti at December 08, 2022 04:47 PM (LNiNn)

231
Haitian I believe.
Posted by: whig at December 08, 2022 04:46 PM (bDjBG)


Correct.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 08, 2022 04:47 PM (MoZTd)

232 ZOD IMPERIAL.

Posted by: ZOD at December 08, 2022 04:48 PM (Q/6pY)

233 Oh, and modern trailers like the Babylon one above: a plethora of short fast cuts so you are left with only an impression of what you just watched. Plus musical/sound-effect stingers that make you jump, and those fade-to-black transitions that puzzle you no end.

And the credits flash so fast you have no idea who wrote or directed the thing, unless the director is a "name."

When did H'wood start doing trailers like these? The Star Wars era, or in the '80s or '90s?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at December 08, 2022 04:48 PM (J2vNu)

234 Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at December 08, 2022 04:42 PM

Yes; He was a very generous person which is why I can't stand the caricature by Clement Clarke Moore.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 08, 2022 04:48 PM (vH/6k)

235 So I see Margot Robbie is going to be milking that faux Brooklyn accent for the rest of her career.

I will say this, I was watching her on The Graham Norton Show, it was her and Alicia Vikander and they were talking about weird idiomatic expressions and Robbie said there's one in Australia that goes, "We're not here to f*ck spiders."

Which I thought was so on brand for Australia.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 08, 2022 04:48 PM (up/3i)

236 I always liked this picture of Alexandre Dumas' father, Thomas Dumas. Dude was a fucking Chad.

https://tinyurl.com/2k83pnvu

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at December 08, 2022 04:48 PM (wmDcS)

237 Eva Green is sploosh-worthy.

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at December 08, 2022 04:48 PM (d2bW3)

238 Incredibly enough, we made almost the same mistake in the Battle of the Bulge.

Posted by: Archimedes at December 08, 2022 04:43 PM


No, the Allies made the exact same mistake in 1944 as the French did in 1940. We literally put untested and tired divisions in the Ardennes are for rest and refit exactly like the French did. And we knew that the Germans had attacked through there years before and could do it again. We were over confident and thought the Germans were a spent force on the western front. We were wrong.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at December 08, 2022 04:48 PM (uNylN)

239
ZOD IMPERIAL.
Posted by: ZOD at December 08, 2022 04:48 PM (Q/6pY)


How are you doing, Your Imperial Majesty?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 08, 2022 04:49 PM (MoZTd)

240 Of course, no discussion of obscure Christian doctrine is complete without homoousios (the belief that God the Son and God the Father are of the same substance) vs. homoiousios (the belief that God the Son was of a similar, but not identical, essence (or substance) with God the Father.).
Posted by: Archimedes at December 08, 2022 04:42 PM (eOEVl)

I've heard this is the reason for the phrase "not altered by one iota"

I've always gotten the impression that the Papacy back then was pretty exasperated by some of this and wished it would blow over. Probably it took the disaster at Manzikert to reduce the dominance of Greek religions philosophy in the church, unless there was some other turning point I don't know about. It seems in the middle ages the problems were arising in West Europe more than East.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 04:49 PM (eoQWY)

241 >>>Now that's real Moog Music!

Posted by: Guy transfixed by moogs


Lt. Worf sings music now?

Posted by: Wyatt Earp at December 08, 2022 04:50 PM (d2bW3)

242 >>I always liked this picture of Alexandre Dumas' father, Thomas Dumas. Dude was a fucking Chad.

When you say like .....

I mean those are pretty tight pants.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 08, 2022 04:50 PM (ZLI7S)

243 Eva Green is sploosh-worthy.
Posted by: Wyatt Earp at December 08, 2022 04:48 PM (d2bW3)


I'll take your word for it. How are you feeling?

Posted by: Jordan61 at December 08, 2022 04:50 PM (DRSnL)

244
And what did we get after 50 years of "progress"? Fat WOCs twerking upside-down to bad music while scolding us as bigots if we don't like it. Not to mention drag shows for kids in public libraries...
Posted by: pikkumatti


Local radio show just played clip of Chicago dildo teacher.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 08, 2022 04:50 PM (63Dwl)

245 I've started an approach on social media. I tell them that people who refuse to watch the video, who argue with people who have seen the video, are unbearable noise-fountains. It seems to work.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 08, 2022 04:51 PM (44ww/)

246 @237

>>Eva Green is sploosh-worthy.

The thing that makes her even hotter is that sometimes in interviews she comes off as dorky, which make her ten time hotter.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at December 08, 2022 04:51 PM (up/3i)

247 I'm going to go Moog now

Posted by: griff at December 08, 2022 04:51 PM (iWXHo)

248 No, the Allies made the exact same mistake in 1944 as the French did in 1940. We literally put untested and tired divisions in the Ardennes are for rest and refit exactly like the French did. And we knew that the Germans had attacked through there years before and could do it again. We were over confident and thought the Germans were a spent force on the western front. We were wrong.
Posted by: Mister Scott

Overreliance on Enigma intercepts was part of the issue. The Germans massing switched to using telephones instead of radio because they were being massed within German borders for the most part.

Posted by: whig at December 08, 2022 04:51 PM (bDjBG)

249 >>How are you doing, Your Imperial Majesty?
Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at December 08, 2022 04:49 PM (MoZTd)

Very well, thanks for asking! I can't taste food much, so I've lost a lot of weight and have a tight jaw but, as the Germans say, 'man lebt noch.' Can't complain.

Posted by: ZOD at December 08, 2022 04:51 PM (Q/6pY)

250 I always liked this picture of Alexandre Dumas' father, Thomas Dumas. Dude was a fucking Chad.
........

Nice pants.

Posted by: wth at December 08, 2022 04:51 PM (v0R5T)

251 Wow! Those Moog dancers really suck.

Posted by: Xipe Totec at December 08, 2022 04:51 PM (eJn7u)

252 Incredibly enough, we made almost the same mistake in the Battle of the Bulge.

Posted by: Archimedes at December 08, 2022 04:43 PM


No, the Allies made the exact same mistake in 1944 as the French did in 1940. We literally put untested and tired divisions in the Ardennes are for rest and refit exactly like the French did. And we knew that the Germans had attacked through there years before and could do it again.


I'm not sure this is really different than what I said. Fine, we knew the Germans could make it through the Ardennes, but it would very difficult, and easy to spot, so that's why we put the troops there for r and r.

Posted by: Archimedes at December 08, 2022 04:51 PM (eOEVl)

253 It's popular among historians to try to distinguish groups by Councils addressing particular controversies though.

IIRC, the disagreements at the Council of Nicaea were settled by a dance-off.
Posted by: Archimedes at December 08, 2022 04:47 PM (eOEVl)

Was that the one where Constantine told them to make up you damn mind about what doctrine was? Didn't stop them for long.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 04:51 PM (eoQWY)

254 I saw Eva Green in one of the Sin City movies and the sequel to 300.
---------
Meet The Spartans??

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 08, 2022 04:52 PM (Vwz3I)

255 A gun movie? Clint is going Tobe off Ron's Christmas card list this year.

Posted by: Bete at December 08, 2022 04:52 PM (xW4Id)

256 Eva Green belongs to Zod.

(tosses a beef bone)

Fight over one of the Kardashians.

Posted by: ZOD at December 08, 2022 04:52 PM (Q/6pY)

257 I must admit I never saw this coming ...

Portland officials say state-wide attacks on electrical substations were deliberate: SEVEN plants across America are sabotaged amid suspicion it's a right-wing protest over drag events

Posted by: SMOD at December 08, 2022 04:52 PM (RHGPo)

258 I've heard this is the reason for the phrase "not altered by one iota"

I've never heard that before. Even if it's not true, I'm going to say it is.

Posted by: Archimedes at December 08, 2022 04:53 PM (eOEVl)

259 Clint Howard is Ron Howard's uglier sibling. He's the go-to guy when the script calls for weird-looking.
Posted by: Cicero

Also the go to guy for good actor amongst the Howard brothers. And a conservative.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at December 08, 2022 04:53 PM (Wy1BU)

260 I must admit I never saw this coming ...

Portland officials say state-wide attacks on electrical substations were deliberate: SEVEN plants across America are sabotaged amid suspicion it's a right-wing protest over drag events
Posted by: SMOD at December 08, 2022 04:52 PM (RHGPo)

I'd say its about 1000 times more likely its lefties doing it for lefty reasons.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 04:54 PM (eoQWY)

261 When you say like .....

I mean those are pretty tight pants.

Posted by: JackStraw at December 08, 2022 04:50 PM (ZLI7S)

Yes.
https://tinyurl.com/26zawxh9

Posted by: Iris Mountbatten at December 08, 2022 04:54 PM (Angsy)

262 Funny that Dumas has come up in discussion. I"d been getting a yen to re-read La Dame Aux Camelias by Dumas fils. I like to revisit the classics I read when I was much younger because my silly-headed self missed so much nuance back then and didn't care so much about context.

Posted by: kallisto at December 08, 2022 04:54 PM (f8bA4)

263 Also, Antje Traue is Zod's. In fact, he instructs Green to wash Traue's feet with her hair.

It is in order to please Zod.

Posted by: ZOD at December 08, 2022 04:54 PM (Q/6pY)

264
Fight over one of the Kardashians.
Posted by: ZOD

Oh, hell no.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at December 08, 2022 04:54 PM (PwgoT)

265 The best way to treat heresy is a Diet of Worms.

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 08, 2022 04:54 PM (Vwz3I)

266 Was that the one where Constantine told them to make up you damn mind about what doctrine was? Didn't stop them for long.
Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 04:51 PM (eoQWY)

It addressed Arianism, which was predominantly only in the East at the time. West Catholics having to deal with Arian Germans would come centuries later.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at December 08, 2022 04:54 PM (eYoxG)

267 I get the feeling that in the future I will hate Mathew Vaughn.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at December 08, 2022 04:54 PM (44ww/)

268 @253
I believe so. Furthermore,
the council established the equality of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit in the Holy Trinity and asserted that only the Son became incarnate as Jesus Christ. The Arian leaders were subsequently banished from their churches for heresy.

Posted by: Archimedes at December 08, 2022 04:54 PM (eOEVl)

269 When you say like .....

I mean those are pretty tight pants.
Posted by: JackStraw at December 08, 2022 04:50 PM (ZLI7S)


It's hilarious. Dude is out there with his gun, some dogs, and the tightest fucking pants possible.

Today, he'd be in the nightclub stealing your girl right in front of you.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at December 08, 2022 04:55 PM (wmDcS)

270 I'm not sure this is really different than what I said. Fine, we knew the Germans could make it through the Ardennes, but it would very difficult, and easy to spot, so that's why we put the troops there for r and r.
Posted by: Archimedes at December 08, 2022 04:51 PM (eOEVl)


The Germans attacked through the Ardennes for WWII, WWI, and the Franco-Prussian war. They had built a highway finally, it got so much traffic.

Posted by: Kindltot - Craciun Fericit at December 08, 2022 04:55 PM (xhaym)

271 263 Posted by: ZOD at December 08, 2022 04:54 PM

Antje Traue is quite nice. Thumb wrestle you for her!!!

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at December 08, 2022 04:56 PM (Oq/TM)

272 Posted by: SMOD at December 08, 2022 04:52 PM (RHGPo)

Because that makes a lot of sense-targeting power stations over.sarc Drag Queen events/sarc. Sounds more like Fibbies or Antifa trying to blame people who don't want drag queen shows in school. Because if you really wanted to protest Dag Queen shows you would go and peacefully but vociferously protest and speak up at School Board meetings which is what thousands of parents are doing.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 08, 2022 04:56 PM (vH/6k)

273 Kardashian-Markle cage-fight.

Born to serve, bred to compete. Doomed to...be doomed.

There can be only one.

Posted by: ZOD at December 08, 2022 04:57 PM (Q/6pY)

274
I don't get the Eva Green is hot take.
Posted by: polynikes


She'll strip off her top at the drop of a hat. She's one of the few Hollywood actresses who don't get all preachy about being "forced" to appear nekkid on-screen.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at December 08, 2022 04:57 PM (n+4am)

275 Kardashian-Markle cage-fight.

Born to serve, bred to compete. Doomed to...be doomed.

There can be only one.
Posted by: ZOD at December 08, 2022 04:57 PM (Q/6pY)


Markle is way, way more ruthless. 100 quataloos on her.

Posted by: Jordan61 at December 08, 2022 04:58 PM (DRSnL)

276 aww man. i get to the bottom after reading the content AND doing work and find out i coulda been first... now i'm nearly willow...

such is life

Posted by: Pinky at December 08, 2022 04:58 PM (nXhwP)

277 The Germans attacked through the Ardennes for WWII, WWI, and the Franco-Prussian war. They had built a highway finally, it got so much traffic.
Posted by: Kindltot - Craciun Fericit at December 08, 2022 04:55 PM (xhaym)

To be fair in the FP war they came to the Ardennes area from the south, pinning the Emperor's army up in Sedan against the unviolated Belgian border until it surrendered. They attacked through the Alsace Lorraine area

Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 04:58 PM (eoQWY)

278 damn, off idiot mouse sock

Posted by: SturmToddler at December 08, 2022 04:58 PM (nXhwP)

279 If we're going to discuss thin, vaguely gothic brunettes, let's not be remiss and exclude Ms. Bernadette Banner.

https://youtu.be/7JdMeTT4Glw

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at December 08, 2022 04:58 PM (wmDcS)

280 260 so if I'm following this correctly the right wingers are attacking power stations to stop trannies from putting on their makeup properly?

Posted by: Smell the Glove at December 08, 2022 04:58 PM (W1h4/)

281 Antje Traue - I saw her in Pandorum (starring Dennis Quaid). She was more intriguing than the film, though the film wasn't bad.

Posted by: Chuck Martel at December 08, 2022 04:59 PM (fs1hN)

282 A>>ntje Traue is quite nice. Thumb wrestle you for her!!!
Posted by: Scuba_Dude at December 08, 2022 04:56 PM (Oq/TM)

Aber nein, kamerad. Fur sie ist Deutsch ein' fremdsprache.

Zoo stimmt und spricht.

Mine.

Posted by: ZOD at December 08, 2022 05:00 PM (Q/6pY)

283 Hello all. busy day - I missed all the juicy posts this morning.
Posted by: IC - #FJB #MitchTheBitch at December 08, 2022 04:47 PM


Don't feel grey about it.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 08, 2022 05:00 PM (a3Q+t)

284 I'd say its about 1000 times more likely its lefties doing it for lefty reasons.
Posted by: Oldcat


Do you know how you will be able to tell if you're correct? The stories will suddenly disappear.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 08, 2022 05:00 PM (tfjlC)

285 Rare Moog Dancers (UK 1971)

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Man, that looked like something out of Patrick McGoohan's 1967 TV series "The Prisoner."

Posted by: ShainS -- Ctrl+Galt+Delete to remove the The Great Reset malware virus at December 08, 2022 05:00 PM (SkVxH)

286 Portland officials say state-wide attacks on electrical substations were deliberate: SEVEN plants across America are sabotaged amid suspicion it's a right-wing protest over drag events
Posted by: SMOD at December 08, 2022 04:52 PM (RHGPo)


Right.
I dare them to publish what forensic evidence they have about that.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 08, 2022 05:00 PM (anj39)

287 282 Mine.
Posted by: ZOD at December 08, 2022 05:00 PM

Nein :-)

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at December 08, 2022 05:01 PM (Oq/TM)

288 It addressed Arianism, which was predominantly only in the East at the time. West Catholics having to deal with Arian Germans would come centuries later.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at December 08, 2022 04:54 PM (eYoxG)

I think about half of Constantine's sons were at least Arian sympathizers which added some spice to the war of extermination which led to the rise of Julian the Apostate who went back to a pretend Paganism to become the delight of sophomore history majors for 1600 years

Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 05:01 PM (eoQWY)

289 >>I don't get the Eva Green is hot take.
Posted by: polynikes

(Casino Royale)
"I'm the money."
Bond: "Every penny of it."

Yes. Yes, you are the money.

Posted by: ZOD at December 08, 2022 05:02 PM (Q/6pY)

290 I'm looking forward to Nurse Ratchet's lunch story for tomorrow.
Posted by: Puddinhead at December 08, 2022 04:18 PM


Her best stories are told quietly at MoMes.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at December 08, 2022 05:03 PM (a3Q+t)

291 Portland officials say state-wide attacks on electrical substations were deliberate: SEVEN plants across America are sabotaged amid suspicion it's a right-wing protest over drag events
Posted by: SMOD at December 08, 2022 04:52 PM (RHGPo)


Right wingers would just cut the power main outside the event itself, being practical folks.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 05:03 PM (eoQWY)

292 Those pants,, really leggings I guess that the French and English wore in the Regency period were so tight, it must have been really awkward when some dude found a woman attractive, there was no hiding it.

Or maybe they thought it was a good way of sending an invitation, who knows

Posted by: kallisto at December 08, 2022 05:03 PM (f8bA4)

293 Portland officials say state-wide attacks on electrical substations were deliberate: SEVEN plants across America are sabotaged amid suspicion it's a right-wing protest over drag events
Posted by: SMOD at December 08, 2022 04:52 PM (RHGPo)
.........

maybe they should stop doing those damn drag events.

Posted by: wth at December 08, 2022 05:03 PM (v0R5T)

294 288 It addressed Arianism, which was predominantly only in the East at the time. West Catholics having to deal with Arian Germans would come centuries later.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at December 08, 2022 04:54 PM (eYoxG)

I think about half of Constantine's sons were at least Arian sympathizers which added some spice to the war of extermination which led to the rise of Julian the Apostate who went back to a pretend Paganism to become the delight of sophomore history majors for 1600 years
Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 05:01 PM (eoQWY)

It is rather funny how revanchist religious groups invent pretend versions of earlier religions. Been a fair number of neopagan movements.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at December 08, 2022 05:03 PM (eYoxG)

295 Eva Green belongs to Zod.


I'll send her along after I'm finished.

Posted by: Diogenes at December 08, 2022 05:04 PM (anj39)

296 Those pants,, really leggings I guess that the French and English wore in the Regency period were so tight, it must have been really awkward when some dude found a woman attractive, there was no hiding it.

Or maybe they thought it was a good way of sending an invitation, who knows
Posted by: kallisto at December 08, 2022 05:03 PM (f8bA4)

That's what the codpiece was for, silly.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 05:04 PM (eoQWY)

297 "Her best stories are told quietly at MoMes.
Posted by: Duncanthrax"

Ask her to tell the sandwich story.

Posted by: Guy transfixed by moogs at December 08, 2022 05:04 PM (sn5EN)

298 267 I get the feeling that in the future I will hate Mathew Vaughn.

never put off until tomorrow...

Posted by: stochastic kulak anachronda at December 08, 2022 05:04 PM (v3pYe)

299 I want to see Violent Night. It looks like a hella good time. Same with Bullet Train. Still need to see that.

Posted by: Madamemayhem (uppity wench) at December 08, 2022 05:04 PM (Wy1BU)

300 >>I'll send her along after I'm finished.
Posted by: Diogenes at December 08, 2022 05:04 PM (anj39)

You are not a gentleman.

Posted by: ZOD at December 08, 2022 05:05 PM (Q/6pY)

301 Ask her to tell the sandwich story.
Posted by: Guy transfixed by moogs at December 08, 2022 05:04 PM (sn5EN)


Sandwich sandwich... or, "sandwich" sandwich?

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at December 08, 2022 05:05 PM (wmDcS)

302 Almost time to shut down and head home.

Later folks!!!!

Eva Green is Mine!!! All Mine!!!! HAA HAA HAA HAA HA

Posted by: Scuba_Dude at December 08, 2022 05:05 PM (Oq/TM)

303 Zod in the thread!

Keep healing up, I'm rooting for you.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at December 08, 2022 05:05 PM (pyVNc)

304 280 260 so if I'm following this correctly the right wingers are attacking power stations to stop trannies from putting on their makeup properly?
Posted by: Smell the Glove

Something like that. Any chance to place blame on the Right or Trump and the story in the media writes itself. Any happy ending story, give credit to the Dems and Biden. So simple AI can do it.

Posted by: whig at December 08, 2022 05:06 PM (bDjBG)

305 292 Those pants,, really leggings I guess that the French and English wore in the Regency period were so tight, it must have been really awkward when some dude found a woman attractive, there was no hiding it.


and before the age of spandex, too

Posted by: stochastic kulak anachronda at December 08, 2022 05:06 PM (v3pYe)

306 Right.
I dare them to publish what forensic evidence they have about that.
Posted by: Diogenes

Key words: amid suspicion. Means they don't know shit.

Posted by: rickb223 at December 08, 2022 05:06 PM (tfjlC)

307 It is rather funny how revanchist religious groups invent pretend versions of earlier religions. Been a fair number of neopagan movements.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at December 08, 2022 05:03 PM (eYoxG)

He'd gotten Catholic enough that he had to try and arrange Pagan priests in a heirarchy too. That wasn't how it worked at all. The priests of Apollo at Delphi weren't subordinate to the priests of Jupiter anywhere even though Jupe was king of the Gods and Apollo wasn't.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 05:06 PM (eoQWY)

308 Old Way looks good. I know Nicholas Cage is a raging loony but he's also really entertaining under a good enough director and with a solid script. The guy gives his all every film, you gotta give him that.

I just watched The Highwaymen over again (hat tip horde for helping me find the DVD). That is the manliest damned movie I have ever seen and its so good all the way through.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 08, 2022 05:07 PM (0hOvj)

309 IIRC, the disagreements at the Council of Nicaea were settled by a dance-off.
Posted by: Archimedes at December 08, 2022 04:47 PM (eOEVl

I still have the opinion that the Council of Nicaea is where Christianity went awry.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at December 08, 2022 05:07 PM (BdMk6)

310 and before the age of spandex, too
Posted by: stochastic kulak anachronda at December 08, 2022 05:06 PM (v3pYe)


I'm pretty sure those skin-tight trousers are leather, so doubly impressed.

Posted by: Colorado Alex in Exile at December 08, 2022 05:08 PM (wmDcS)

311 That's what the codpiece was for, silly.

Enough fish puns!

Posted by: Commissar of Plenty and Lysenko Solutions at December 08, 2022 05:09 PM (8RXzl)

312 Chris Gore saw it and says the first five minutes are "water sports," and he doesn't mean Marco Polo.

Admittedly, this could be played as comedy and maybe work.

But,honestly, if the cold open of the movie is people pissing all over each other. They'll get walkouts, which maybe they want for publicity's sake. And lose a lot of their potential audience via word of mouth.

"Hey, I saw this really great movie about Hollywood and get this it! It starts with an orgy where everyone's peeing on everyone else."

"Pass."

Posted by: naturalfake at December 08, 2022 05:09 PM (KLPy8)

313 >>Keep healing up, I'm rooting for you.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, Buy ammo, food, water at December 08, 2022 05:05 PM (pyVNc)

S'all good, brother. No pain, clean PET scan, just trying to put on some weight, other than that I'm imperial. Cancer is a weird ride.

(Nods, smiles amicably, strides off to beat an indigenous for sport)

Posted by: ZOD at December 08, 2022 05:09 PM (Q/6pY)

314 I just watched The Highwaymen over again (hat tip horde for helping me find the DVD). That is the manliest damned movie I have ever seen and its so good all the way through.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 08, 2022 05:07 PM (0hOvj)

Agree.

Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at December 08, 2022 05:09 PM (BdMk6)

315 codpieces fell out of favor long before Dumas' daddy showed up on the scene.

Posted by: kallisto at December 08, 2022 05:10 PM (f8bA4)

316 I get the feeling that this searing indictment of Hollywood's culture of vice is actually a celebration of Hollywood's culture of vice dressed up as a searing indictment of Hollywood's culture of vice.

So those movies I watched about women in prison with hair pulling and pillow fighting were NOT a hard nosed indictment of female crime culture?

I'm shocked...shocked I say!

Posted by: 18-1 at December 08, 2022 05:10 PM (ESjRY)

317 Speaking of apostate religious stuff, I keep running into movies and books where they praise Pelagius and other severe heretics and say they were so good and right and the church was so mean to suppress their heresy.

I'm pretty sure its just some dude who took a comparative religion class by a guy who hates Christianity and thinks they know all the intricacies and debates because of a one hour lecture on 500 years of church history. They get a script for a certain time period and just cannot wait to shoehorn that little bit in.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 08, 2022 05:10 PM (0hOvj)

318 If this is an op, as I suspect, right-wingers shooting power stations to shut power off to tranny events is one of the stupidest ones you could come up with, but one I imagine is totally believable to those who are only exposed to WaPo, NYT, NPR, MSNBC. I wonder which scenarios were thrown out as being too unbelievable?

Posted by: Chuck Martel at December 08, 2022 05:10 PM (fs1hN)

319 Bullet Train is worth seeing

also, Puss in Boots The Last Wish is coming out soon!

https://youtu.be/HGTxZNue98Y

Posted by: Kindltot - Craciun Fericit at December 08, 2022 05:11 PM (xhaym)

320 Best movie about Hollywood and/or our political culture is Eyes Wide Shut.

Set in a mansion one of Epstein's kid wranglers used, with "reporting" in the movie from the same reporter that was the first to the wire with Epstein's death?

You couldn't make a realer movie...

Posted by: 18-1 at December 08, 2022 05:11 PM (ESjRY)

321 I think the last time I was on a theater was for Gran Torino.

Posted by: Infidel at December 08, 2022 05:12 PM (ZEa+g)

322 I love a good western. Hell I love a pretty mediocre western. Even those cheesy old serials are fun. Its just a time period with so much style and excitement and interest.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 08, 2022 05:12 PM (0hOvj)

323 As a contrast to that moog girls video,
here is an interesting video. Alwin Nikolais wrote the music and did the choreography.

https://tinyurl.com/2s3sn26s

Posted by: Glenn John at December 08, 2022 05:12 PM (M3hSG)

324 Tagline for "Babylon":


BABYLON

Urine Hollywood, Baby!

Posted by: naturalfake at December 08, 2022 05:12 PM (KLPy8)

325 IIRC, the disagreements at the Council of Nicaea were settled by a dance-off.
Posted by: Archimedes at December 08, 2022 04:47 PM (eOEVl

I still have the opinion that the Council of Nicaea is where Christianity went awry.
Posted by: Pork Chops & Bacons at December 08, 2022 05:07 PM (BdMk6)

The making of the secular authority an enforcement arm of the religious one was a bad sign and started Blue on Blue persecutions with real teeth in them. Hard to say if they could have resisted Charlemagne's wish for a one, true, enforceable doctrine for long or if it would have been better if they had. Part of the survivability of the Church post fall of Rome was that it was, more or less, a single unifying idea where the political world shattered to fragments.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 05:12 PM (eoQWY)

326 Speaking of apostate religious stuff

We are ruled by a semi-Gnostic elite. This should not be surprising.

Posted by: 18-1 at December 08, 2022 05:13 PM (ESjRY)

327 >>"Hey, I saw this really great movie about Hollywood and get this it! It starts with an orgy where everyone's peeing on everyone else."

"...and that's all they do. No, for, like, the entire movie. Piss on each other. For...like...one hour and thirty-something minutes. No script, no plot, just...pissing. It was...





"...well, it was awesome."

Posted by: ZOD at December 08, 2022 05:13 PM (Q/6pY)

328 >That's what the codpiece was for, silly.
Enough fish puns!

Pikers.

Bullet Train was a fun movie. I like Pitt.
Not in that way.

Posted by: Fool Otto at December 08, 2022 05:13 PM (DB16e)

329 I have a great niece, age 12, very athletic, a track star.
She can also handle a shotgun with great accuracy and has wild turkey kills to prove it.

Posted by: gourmand du jour at December 08, 2022 05:13 PM (jTmQV)

330 Story sounds great. Only way this movie could be any better would be if the kid kills Alec Baldwin.

On screen or off, I don't even care.

Posted by: Way, Way Downriver at December 08, 2022 05:14 PM (jYCXf)

331 My cod piece is full of eels....

Posted by: Archer at December 08, 2022 05:15 PM (gmo/4)

332 317 Speaking of apostate religious stuff, I keep running into movies and books where they praise Pelagius and other severe heretics and say they were so good and right and the church was so mean to suppress their heresy.

I'm pretty sure its just some dude who took a comparative religion class by a guy who hates Christianity and thinks they know all the intricacies and debates because of a one hour lecture on 500 years of church history. They get a script for a certain time period and just cannot wait to shoehorn that little bit in.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 08, 2022 05:10 PM (0hOvj)

There had been a tendency for the most recent few centuries for Protestant historians to rehabilitate various other sects of Christianity and this attitude continued into the secularized universities. In many cases they weren't even really close theological kin.

The Catholic Church plays the overall villain in this telling naturally. Areas with more Catholic intellectual influence do not take the same perspective.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at December 08, 2022 05:15 PM (eYoxG)

333 >>apostate religious stuff

(churns the innards of a squirming high-priest with an obsidian blade)

"...and stuff."

Posted by: ZOD at December 08, 2022 05:15 PM (Q/6pY)

334 "Hey, I saw this really great movie about Hollywood and get this it! It starts with an orgy where everyone's peeing on everyone else."

"...and that's all they do. No, for, like, the entire movie. Piss on each other. For...like...one hour and thirty-something minutes. No script, no plot, just...pissing. It was...

"...well, it was awesome."
Posted by: ZOD at December 08, 2022 05:13 PM (Q/6pY)



Brad :"The Bladder" Pitt Stars in...

Posted by: naturalfake at December 08, 2022 05:16 PM (KLPy8)

335 Why aren't my comments showing up?
Posted by: ... at

Are they showing down ?

Posted by: JT at December 08, 2022 05:17 PM (T4tVD)

336 It is "fun" to get people that hate Christianity and western culture to watch Apocalypto.

Hey here are your peaceful Indians living in harmony with nature. Look at how peacefully he rips that guy's heart out of his chest while he screams in terror!

Posted by: 18-1 at December 08, 2022 05:17 PM (ESjRY)

337 We've got Armadillos in our trousers. It's really quite frightening.

Posted by: Nigel Tufnel at December 08, 2022 05:17 PM (4I/2K)

338 I don't think Pelagius tends to get very negative treatment though(by Catholic scholarship and Catholic influenced scholarship). Sex cults and suicide cults are the most hostilely regarded, and the most well regarded are those that largely got reconciled or didn't really have serious conflict over.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at December 08, 2022 05:17 PM (eYoxG)

339 Finally! A new western I want to watch.

Posted by: Chemist at December 08, 2022 05:18 PM (Mt252)

340 I can't seem to find a decent Christmas movie to watch. I've already watched my usual, White Christmas, Christmas Vacation. Watched one original Netflix movie that was just okay.

Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at December 08, 2022 05:19 PM (nxdel)

341 336 It is "fun" to get people that hate Christianity and western culture
Posted by: 18-1 at December 08, 2022 05:17 PM (ESjRY)

Resist, if you can, the temptation to lump the two together. Or don't. But try. Or piss on something.

Posted by: ZOD at December 08, 2022 05:19 PM (Q/6pY)

342 A New Jersey prosecutor has dropped trespassing charges against four pro-life activists...
“In an unusual development in the case…Ferrara successfully argued for the right to raise the defense of necessity at trial,” the law firm explained ... “The grounds, as Ferrara demonstrated, were that the women about to undergo abortions had never been given information on the grave psychological consequences of abortion.”
...there is evidence of an “increased risk of suicide, drug abuse, exacerbation of preexisting mental illness, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder” for women after abortion. Ultimately, “Ferrara’s briefings and arguments persuaded the Trenton Municipal Court to allow the defense, which the state would have had to disprove beyond a reasonable doubt.”

Posted by: Chuck Martel at December 08, 2022 05:20 PM (fs1hN)

343 Clint Howard is Ron Howard's uglier sibling. He's the go-to guy when the script calls for weird-looking.
Posted by: Cicero

What about Moe, Curly and Shemp Howard ?

Posted by: JT at December 08, 2022 05:20 PM (T4tVD)

344 I don't think Pelagius tends to get very negative treatment though(by Catholic scholarship and Catholic influenced scholarship). Sex cults and suicide cults are the most hostilely regarded, and the most well regarded are those that largely got reconciled or didn't really have serious conflict over.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at December 08, 2022 05:17 PM (eYoxG)

If there's no original sin, Jesus getting crucified to make a religion to wash that away is pretty pointless.

I remember hearing the Church being worried that millennialism in the year 1000 might lead to crop failures, people not having kids since the world might end then.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 05:21 PM (eoQWY)

345 I think the last time I was on a theater was for Gran Torino.

Posted by: Infidel at December 08, 2022 05:12 PM (ZEa+g)

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We hadn't been in a theater for 7 years before going to see Top Gun 2 earlier this year. There were no windows for selling tickets and no ticket takers, and I'm like WTF?

Then I saw a couple of computer screen kiosks, and figured out it was a self-serve/self-pay operation now ... get the hell off my lawn! Even here in rural Northern AZ the Circle K convenience stores's now are all self checkout (except for lottery tickets, booze, & EBT).

Posted by: ShainS -- Ctrl+Galt+Delete to remove the The Great Reset malware virus at December 08, 2022 05:21 PM (SkVxH)

346 Hey here are your peaceful Indians living in harmony with nature. Look at how peacefully he rips that guy's heart out of his chest while he screams in terror!

Yeah not only is it an actually very well made movie, but its important for modern westerners to understand how horrendously evil some cultures that were wiped out really were. Sometimes colonists obliterating a culture was a GOOD THING.

And I had not heard that about The Three Musketeers. The Salkinds were... to call them corrupt is understating things considerably. But they did manage to get some really great entertainment out there.

I agree that is the best of the film adaptations of the book (which is, as you say, very long but very worth reading. Alexandre Dumas was as great a writer as his father was a general). I don't really like Michael York but the rest of the cast is magnificent.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 08, 2022 05:21 PM (0hOvj)

347
Right wingers would just cut the power main outside the event itself, being practical folks.
Posted by: Oldcat


Johnny did it!

https://youtu.be/ucdZHR75iCM

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at December 08, 2022 05:21 PM (63Dwl)

348 I can't seem to find a decent Christmas movie to watch. I've already watched my usual, White Christmas, Christmas Vacation. Watched one original Netflix movie that was just okay.
Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at December 08, 2022 05:19 PM (nxdel)

well there's Die Hard.

Posted by: Oldcat at December 08, 2022 05:22 PM (eoQWY)

349 >>340 I can't seem to find a decent Christmas movie to watch.
Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at December 08, 2022 05:19 PM (nxdel)

Texas Chainsaw Massacre. De gustibus non est disputandum.

Posted by: ZOD at December 08, 2022 05:22 PM (Q/6pY)

350 333 >>apostate religious stuff

(churns the innards of a squirming high-priest with an obsidian blade)

"...and stuff."
Posted by: ZOD at December 08, 2022 05:15 PM (Q/6pY)

FINALLY, somebody's returning the Smart Military Blog to its proper level of Bloodlust.

Posted by: XTC at December 08, 2022 05:22 PM (UnA8+)

351 341 336 It is "fun" to get people that hate Christianity and western culture
Posted by: 18-1 at December 08, 2022 05:17 PM (ESjRY)

Resist, if you can, the temptation to lump the two together. Or don't. But try. Or piss on something.
Posted by: ZOD at December 08, 2022 05:19 PM (Q/6pY)

Functionally unless you're talking about ancient history they're pretty inseparable.

Nietzsche and Marx both operate off of heavily Christian frameworks.

It's very difficult for Westerners to understand cultures without Christian assumptions.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at December 08, 2022 05:22 PM (eYoxG)

352 If it's Leftists doing it, whatever, they'll walk. If it *is* Righties doing it... Well, I hope they don't get caught, they'll be locked underneath the prison. And if people don't like it maybe they should stop people from grooming kids in their towns. That would put a stop to it.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at December 08, 2022 05:23 PM (OgsRO)

353 I can't seem to find a decent Christmas movie to watch.
Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at December 08, 2022 05:19 PM (nxdel)

I'm right here.

Posted by: Santa Claus Conquers The Martians at December 08, 2022 05:24 PM (4I/2K)

354 I can't seem to find a decent Christmas movie to watch. I've already watched my usual, White Christmas, Christmas Vacation. Watched one original Netflix movie that was just okay.

Scrooged is loads of fun, streaming on Prime right now.

It's very difficult for Westerners to understand cultures without Christian assumptions.

I think this is a large contribution to the absolutely bizarre and insane analysis of history and the world today by modern academics. They are so wholly disconnected with the Christian roots and themes shot through 2000 years of western history to even begin to understand it.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 08, 2022 05:24 PM (0hOvj)

355 Oldcat.. yeah I may try to find that tonight.

ZOD..lol..I've seen it a few times. That was enough.

Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at December 08, 2022 05:24 PM (nxdel)

356 I am over 29, so I haven't seen a lot of films in the past 20 years. I certainly would not have watched "The Dreamers." First time I saw her was in "Dumbo" and thought "she's a nice looking gal."

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at December 08, 2022 05:24 PM (I9VC/)

357 I recently watched Scrooged and hate it.

More crap exploitation of Christmas.

Posted by: Chatterbox Mouse at December 08, 2022 05:25 PM (I9VC/)

358 https://amgreatness.com/actor kirk cameron cant get a single story hour booking for his wholesome new childrens book at public libraries across america
https://tinyurl.com/y9k29fu3

They all are wrapped up in their LGBQXYZ, Trannie reading hours

Posted by: Skip at December 08, 2022 05:25 PM (xhxe8)

359 Is this something? Chris Gore saw it and says the first five minutes are "water sports," and he doesn't mean Marco Polo.

Makes sense as the fake Russia dossier this was the seamy stuff that was written in it about Trump. It is what THEY do. so natural for them to have written this.

Posted by: Cheri at December 08, 2022 05:25 PM (oiNtH)

360 >>It's very difficult for Westerners to understand cultures without Christian assumptions.
Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at December 08, 2022 05:22 PM (eYoxG)

Edited to read: It's very difficult for unimaginative, blinkered, uninteresting Westerners to understand cultures without Christian assumptions.

Posted by: ZOD at December 08, 2022 05:25 PM (Q/6pY)

361 Speaking of movies based on heresy-

Saw a Polish horror movie last night on Netflix, more or less based around the Gnostic and Albigensian heresies, titled -

"HellHole"

A policeman enters a monastery, which is known for exorcisms. He is disguised as a monk to investigate the disappearance of 8 women from the surrounding area.

The beginning will remind you of the end of "The Omen". Shenanigans ensue.

"Hellhole" wants to both gross you out and then creep you out with its heretical plot line.

Somenice surprises and shocks, though a bit slow moving. This is one of those movies where the ending really delivers and saves it as a movie.

If it sounds like your kind of thing, it probably is.

Posted by: naturalfake at December 08, 2022 05:25 PM (KLPy8)

362 knuud

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 08, 2022 05:26 PM (0hOvj)

363 Spartan knows best.

Leave it to Spartacus.

Posted by: humphreyrobot at December 08, 2022 05:26 PM (G/hXt)

364 Why aren't my comments showing up?

Posted by: ... at December 08, 2022 04:19 PM (F+uRC)

--------

When that's happened to me before it's because the hash I had was banned I think.

Can you get a different IP address to get a different hash?

Posted by: ShainS -- Ctrl+Galt+Delete to remove the The Great Reset malware virus at December 08, 2022 05:26 PM (SkVxH)

365 358 After the thread earlier its not safe to let kids into public libraries

Posted by: Skip at December 08, 2022 05:26 PM (xhxe8)

366 340 I can't seem to find a decent Christmas movie to watch. I've already watched my usual, White Christmas, Christmas Vacation. Watched one original Netflix movie that was just okay.
Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at December 08, 2022 05:19 PM (nxdel)

"The Ref" with Denis Leary.

Posted by: XTC at December 08, 2022 05:26 PM (UnA8+)

367 nood recruiting

Posted by: andycanuck (Vwz3I) at December 08, 2022 05:26 PM (Vwz3I)

368 >>ZOD..lol..I've seen it a few times. That was enough.
Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at December 08, 2022 05:24 PM (nxdel)

Which part did you like? I liked the part where

Posted by: ZOD at December 08, 2022 05:27 PM (Q/6pY)

369 I can't seem to find a decent Christmas movie to watch.
Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at December 08, 2022 05:19 PM (nxdel)

Operation Petticoat

Posted by: JT at December 08, 2022 05:27 PM (T4tVD)

370 "The Preacher's Wife" is a nice Christmas movie with Denzel Washington as an angel and Whiney Housten as the preacher's wife. Nice update of "The Bishop's wife" with an actor I don't know but who did a really good job as the preacher and the songs are great!

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 08, 2022 05:28 PM (vH/6k)

371 Scrooged is loads of fun, streaming on Prime right now.

Haven't seen that in years. Thanks for the suggestion.

Posted by: jewells45 fuck cancer at December 08, 2022 05:28 PM (nxdel)

372 I'll miss Charlton Heston as Cardenal Richelieu. That version is the best to date, thanks largely to George MacDonald Fraser. Although they are a little campy. And I've been spoiled by Steven Brust's The Phoenix Guards. But I trust the French to do Dumas credit.

Posted by: mpputtre at December 08, 2022 05:29 PM (/77uJ)

373 I think this is a large contribution to the absolutely bizarre and insane analysis of history and the world today by modern academics. They are so wholly disconnected with the Christian roots and themes shot through 2000 years of western history to even begin to understand it.
Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at December 08, 2022 05:24 PM (0hOvj)

I believe a major driver is history becoming a propaganda tool aimed at the masses. The West already had a tendency to romanticize and the skew begins to get worse as historical accounts become relevant to the thinking of larger and larger groups of people.

Posted by: Red Turban Someguy - The Republic is already dead! at December 08, 2022 05:30 PM (eYoxG)

374 "A Child's Christmas in Wales" which is a lovely story about- well a child's Christmas in Wales from a poem by Dyland Thomas. Also, of course "Miracle on 34th street"

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at December 08, 2022 05:31 PM (vH/6k)

375 Nah. West Coast power stations, weeks ago, and coming to light now. How about Jane's Revenge/Antifa/SUSJ, etc or maybe another union looking for more security (pension) payments through 2050 or so.

Infrastructure is right back in the forefront of news including the needing to support 'soft' infrastructure (i.e., daycare workers, etc).

Posted by: Lola at December 08, 2022 05:33 PM (NIYa7)

376 Biden is set to announce a $36B bailout for the Teamster's Central States Pension Fund. Will anyone in government even attempt to argue that this is legal, constitutional, or anything other than blatant fucking theft from American taxpayers?

Why, fuck no.

Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist at December 08, 2022 05:37 PM (sWM8x)

377 Taxpayers paying for Leftists backers
Fkin lovely

Posted by: Skip at December 08, 2022 05:42 PM (xhxe8)

378 Navy joke from 1980's:

It's not gay if you're underway.

Posted by: torabora at December 08, 2022 05:48 PM (aGlce)

379 Biden is set to announce a $36B bailout for the Teamster's Central States Pension Fund. Will anyone in government even attempt to argue that this is legal, constitutional, or anything other than blatant fucking theft from American taxpayers?

Why, fuck no.
Posted by: Meade Lux Lewis, Domestic Terrorist
*****
*Waves* what about us?

Posted by: CalPERS at December 08, 2022 05:50 PM (aGlce)

380 So, with Violent Night, they basically made this
https://bit.ly/3ParsJJ
into a real movie, but with Lee Majors as Santa.

Posted by: GWB at December 08, 2022 06:20 PM (VM0fq)

381 I am a sucker for movies based on The Three Musketeers. I agree that the Lester movies are the gold standard, primarily because they took the time to tell the lion's share of the story. I have some quibbles with the casting -- Oliver Reed doesn't look aristocratic enough for Athos and Frank Finlay doesn't have the physical presence of a good Porthos -- but Michael York plays D'Artagnan callow and cocky enough, Richard Chamberlain is a credible Aramis, and Charlton Heston is a magnificent Richelieu. I don't mind the gags -- Raquel Welch is a real find as a physical comedienne, and how can you not like Roy Kinnear and Spike Milligan?

Posted by: Darles Chickens at December 08, 2022 08:10 PM (sev8q)

382 I saw that Three Musketeers trailer the other day, and what struck me was the profound lack of color. No blue tunics, you can barely make out the Cardinal's reds....even the grass is a dull tan! That just feels wrong for a movie about royal intrigues in the 1600's.

Posted by: Castle Guy at December 08, 2022 09:30 PM (Lhaco)

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