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General Discussion / Ringo Starr's "Peace & Love" Turntable NOW FOR SALE!
« Last post by fyodor on March 12, 2019, 11:36:41 AM »

Please, as of October 20 he will be no longer signing turntables. Peace and love peace and love!
« Last post by Dammit on March 09, 2019, 01:45:05 PM »

Above is the trailer for Meantime featuring Gary Oldman, Tim Roth, Alfred Molina, Telly Savalas, and the Muppets. I think that this was a made-for-tv movie for the BBC. The full version is on utube somewhere, or you could just rent the thing. I think it's worth a few bucks. Here is the IMDB:

Oh, and here is Mike Leigh talking about Meantime and its historical context:

Who loves ya, baby?

Note: I find the theme song both moving and haunting:

The Death of Ritchie (1977)

If you're short of cash, then here is a sappy, made-for-tv movie from "across the pond" - The Death of Ritchie 1977 featuring Robbie Benson and his heavy New York via Texas accent. Heh, sometimes the twang appears. The message seems to be one that says, "If your kid is out of control, then kill him." What a fine message to send to the parents of the 70s!

It's worth viewing for free. I watched it with my dad when I was about eight in our wood-panel basement with the the faux bar room decor, Kent clouds, the fake wood-console tv with the numbers worn off the dial, and my beloved box of legos...ah, my legos. Oh, if you're hesitant about investing time in this terrible ABC Movie of the Week, well, I'm telling you - you are in for a real treat:

Brick says, "Yeah, he smokes, but he don't inhale! Hahahahahahahaha!"

Spoiler alert:

Fon, I love your posts and your pod, too - not sure what the advantage is of posting my crap there, but out of respect, I will do so from time to time.
Show Discussion / Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Last post by Dammit on March 09, 2019, 01:42:59 PM »
Heh Krok,

Good to see you back and contributing. I am off chat for the time being, as I am occupied with life stuff. At least I can hear the show in retrospect on the pod-o-matic.

Links / Re: youtube - Cipher in the Snow - LDS Church
« Last post by Dammit on March 09, 2019, 01:10:05 PM »
Cipher in the Snow

Wow, this fell out of my head. From third grade to eighth grade, the teachers would play this movie (and other "gems") for us when they ran out of material or if it was Friday or whenever. It was the most depressing thing one could watch and it seems that it was brought to us by Brigham Young University, the, Latter Day Saints. Man, this POS thing is almost a documentary of where I grew up, what the kids were like, and all of the fucking snow, too - minus the Utah mountains, the adult concern, and the dramatic music.

I guess there was little regard for the separation of church and state where I grew up. Huh, from first to ninth grade, our music curriculum consisted of mostly military songs from our little song books. It was as if we were being indoctrinated into something:

We did get some relief when Mr. Wollin would take over class and bang away on the piano. I can clearly see now that he was completely hung over and totally hated children. When he would lose his place in the music or trip over the keys, we would laugh and he would slam has palm on the top of the stand up piano and scream "Junior!" so loudly that the strings would reverb.

I wonder if this was the experience of any other working-class kids of the 1970s out there.

In Memoriam - Cliff Evans

My Poem About Frogs by Cliff Evans
I Like Frogs.
They siton great Logs.
They jump real hit up To the sky.
I wish they I could Jump High Like a

Minus the random capital letters and problems with spacing words, at least we have his best work. Too bad that he didn't live long enough to meet Brick from the Death of Ritchie. He woulda jumped really, really high! Just like a frog! Or a hat, or a broach, or a pterodactyl!

Quite a guy, that Cipher.

He will be missed.
Links / Re: youtube (Now inexplicably featuring 50 other video sites)
« Last post by Dammit on March 09, 2019, 12:48:01 PM »
You Suck at Photoshop
When my life was falling to pieces and when I was trying to learn Photoshop, I really found Donny's videos to be both comforting and informative.

Glad that I don't live in misery anymore. It can be done. Tom offers some good suggestions on the Marc and Tom Show #5. Definitely worth a listen, if you can find it:
Trading Post! / Re: Micronauts
« Last post by JeffertonFromTX on March 07, 2019, 11:21:34 PM »
If the Micronauts are still on the table, I would genuinely love one of the Time Traveler figures.

Then you could time travel back to 2009 and get the rest of them.  8) 8) 8)

IF ONLY! weirdly enough the IDW comics got me back into Micronauts in a big way. Wishful thinking!
Show Discussion / Re: Matt from Oakland is now Matt from Reno
« Last post by buffcoat on March 07, 2019, 12:07:55 AM »
Somebody's got to do the legwork for the collective. Good job!
Show Discussion / Re: Matt from Oakland is now Matt from Reno
« Last post by mnstrfrc on March 06, 2019, 09:29:36 PM »
nice job!
Show Discussion / Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Last post by Krokodil_Gena on March 06, 2019, 02:37:16 PM »
And I tried to email the sysop:

Sorry, we were unable to deliver your message to the following address.

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And it's still down as of midnight, Eastern Standard Time 3-06-19.

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Show Discussion / Re: The Best/Worst Moments of last night's show
« Last post by Krokodil_Gena on March 06, 2019, 01:10:30 PM »
So, the chat server utterly collapsed an hour in last night....I just checked in to see this:

(10:01:39) FOT-Bot: Krokodil_Gena logs into the Chat.
(10:01:49) FOT-Bot: fish has been logged out (Timeout).
(10:01:49) FOT-Bot: OfaWitness has been logged out (Timeout).
(10:01:49) FOT-Bot: B_Buster has been logged out (Timeout).
(10:01:49) FOT-Bot: fonpr has been logged out (Timeout).
(10:01:49) FOT-Bot: Mr._Truth has been logged out (Timeout).

We got a red "error connection status 503" and it never came back up.

I blame the cold.
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