EvenBob
EvenBob
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December 9th, 2019 at 11:29:40 AM permalink
Quote: TigerWu

Plenty of people make huge salaries delivering crap.



If you think we watched Carson every
night because it was unfunny crap,
you really don't understand how
society changes. He was hip and
cool and relevant. He was what
people talked about around the
water cooler the next day.

In the 60's and 70's he made
huge money in Vegas with his
stand up act. The audience
was always packed because
Carson delivered the polar
opposite of 'crap'.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
MaxPen
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December 9th, 2019 at 11:43:08 AM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I have people I talk to online,
but in real life I haven't had
friends in years. Having friends
30 years ago was a form of
communication, which isn't
needed so much now. We
have lots of ways to communicate.

When you see people with lots
of friends on TV or movies, it's
always young guys of college
age. You see married people
with married friends, but that's
always the women who arrange
that. It's seems like you need lots
of friends when your young so
you can figure things out. As you
get older the need for friends
drops away if you're a male.

I just exchanged weather info
with an online friend in Iowa.
Known him for years, never met,
never will. Way easier than having
in person friends that take up
my time.



I enjoy having friends that I actually go and do stuff with. I think too many people today are wrapped up in serving the system built around money to enjoy the things that are most important.
EvenBob
EvenBob
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December 9th, 2019 at 12:33:21 PM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

think too many people today are wrapped up in serving the system built around money to enjoy the things that are most important.



'Most important' to me is doing what
I want most of the time. When I did
things with friends too much time
was spent doing what they wanted.
To me the measure of maturity is how
good you are at entertaining yourself
productively and not wasting time
hanging out with friends like you did
when you were 22.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
TigerWu
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December 9th, 2019 at 2:05:10 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

If you think we watched Carson every
night because it was unfunny crap,
you really don't understand how
society changes. He was hip and
cool and relevant. He was what
people talked about around the
water cooler the next day.

In the 60's and 70's he made
huge money in Vegas with his
stand up act. The audience
was always packed because
Carson delivered the polar
opposite of 'crap'.



Here, you dropped these.
ams288
ams288
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December 9th, 2019 at 2:17:00 PM permalink
Season 3 of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon Prime.

Just as good and funny as the first two seasons.
Ding Dong the Witch is Dead
EvenBob
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December 10th, 2019 at 12:58:32 PM permalink
The Crown, they finally have an
episode about Charles. These
are the worst parents ever, they
totally ignore their kids. We never
see them because the parents
never saw them. The Queen
has been described as aloof
and cold towards them, but
not in the series. There, we
just never see them, which
gives us the same impression.

In the BBC series about the house
of Windsor, they treat Diana like
she is evil incarnate. The Queen
thought she was a Barbie Doll
who was 'encyclopedically
ignorant' on every issue. Diana
came with 'issues'. She had
eating disorders, and she often
flew into screaming rages for
no reason. What fun she must
have been behind closed doors.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
Mission146
Mission146
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December 10th, 2019 at 1:12:28 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Anybody here a Downton Abby fan? Best
show ever on TV, I've seen all 6 seasons
a dozen times. The star of the show is
Highclere Castle in England.

The best period piece ever made. The
attention to detail is astounding. The
production values are so high, each
episode looks like it was made for a movie
theater.

I've never been hooked on a TV show. I've
watched an episode every day for a year and
a half.



Did you see the movie? I found it to be fantastic. Excellent way to answer all the questions anyone might have had.
Vultures can't be choosers.
EvenBob
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Mission146
December 10th, 2019 at 1:17:01 PM permalink
Quote: Mission146

Did you see the movie? I found it to be fantastic. Excellent way to answer all the questions anyone might have had.



I'm waiting for the DVD. I heard
it's just another episode, but 2
hours long.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
Mission146
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December 10th, 2019 at 1:21:44 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

I'm waiting for the DVD. I heard
it's just another episode, but 2
hours long.



Yeah, but like, a really good episode that's two hours long. Okay, no spoilers. Shoot me a PM when you have seen it and I'll return to this thread. I accidentally opened it and saw, "Downton Abbey," so I replied.
Vultures can't be choosers.
ams288
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Mission146
December 11th, 2019 at 5:28:31 AM permalink
Quote: Mission146

Did you see the movie? I found it to be fantastic. Excellent way to answer all the questions anyone might have had.



I saw the movie. I enjoyed it.

I stopped watching the series sometime in the fourth or fifth season (no real reason - just kind of got busy and it sat on my DVR for ever before I finally just deleted it). I'd like to go back and finish the series but I don't have a clue where I actually left off anymore.
Ding Dong the Witch is Dead

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