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Our Thanksgiving table. A few minutes ago the leftmost leg was lying on the floor. Guess who fixed it? Guess who also has no mechanical facility, but unlimited determination (or perhaps stubbornness)?

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Huzzah, sir! I have raked the leaves, fixied the wifi, and took out the trash. I may have earned my dinner.

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I'm sure you did. I hope I earned my dinner too.

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My now traditional Thanksgiving lunch. #secondyearinarow Hope your celebration, if you have one, is good.

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Correction: three years in a row.

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That doesn't look like much of a meal.

 ‎· LB: Chonky Boing Boing 2
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It was actually splendid. Anyway, it's all I had time for between cooking and fixing the dining room table.

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Now, see, when Tom Hanks said, "Earn this," in Saving Private Ryan it landed as false and forced. It took me out of an otherwise entrancing movie. But when Merhashala Ali says, "You earned it," in Mockingjay Part 2 it lands as, well... earned.

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awww hell.

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Four habaneros (seeds and all) might have been one too many.

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Every time someone mentions habaneros, I think cigars. Every time. Then there's that fraction-of-a-second mental reset.

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^^^^^ No rescue needed yet.

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This is good.

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I may have to get some more of it this weekend.

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Just uncorked (I actually had to use a cork screw that thing was jammed so tight) a bottle of this. Merry Errthang.

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Needless to say it was worth the effort.

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I'm disappointed by not seeing a dog on the label.

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Repeat previous two posts.

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Note to self: I really should come to Mokum first instead of looking at those other sites.

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Oops. Forgot I posted about Napoleon Dynamite yesterday. I forget what they say is the first thing to go.

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You know, I used to buy Ginkgo Biloba to improve my memory, but I kept forgetting to take it.

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Yes, now I think I don't remember you telling me about that!

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Today I purchased a bluray of Napoleon Dynamite for five dollars and ninety-nine cents. Maybe the best investment I've ever made.

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It has a commentary track. Two of them in fact.

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Stay home and eat all the frickin' chips, Kip!

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Watching Constantine, the 2005 movie starring Keanu Reeves. It's not great.

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Thank the Maker that Francis Lawrence eventually learned how to direct a film.

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I checked this out of my local library under the incorrect assumption that it was the movie with Keanu and Pacino. That film is "The Devil's Advocate" which I did watch at some point. It was also a better movie - which isn't saying much.

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Did you know there is a post-credits scene?

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Are you *sure* Devil's Advocate is better?

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Yes. In the way that compost is better than regular trash.

 ‎· Jim: Lose Cannon 2
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I kinda hate the internet.

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Yep. confirmed.

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so say we all

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Love to hate it.

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I have the day off from school (cuz election day) but am supposed to be working on church stuff but I'm not (cuz mokum).

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“Always be mokuming.” Mokum 20:15

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If anyone loudly mokums their neighbor early in the morning, it will be taken as a curse. Wisdom of Mokum 24:7 (apocryphal, but still worth reading)

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Whoever belittles his neighbor’s lintel and posts lacks sense, but the discerning man controls his comments. Mokum 11:12

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Be A Voter. Mokum 11:5.

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I rewatched King Kong (the 2005 Peter Jackson version) last night. I remember people trashing the movie at the time but I thought it was pretty good. Kong actually gets a characterization. He comes off well - the humans don't. And I just discovered this Hollywood Reporter story from 2017 that summarizes how I felt rewatching it. [It's Time to Rethink Peter Jackson's 'King Kong' "History has been too unkind to the director's 2005 film, which should be remembered not as lumbering and mindless, but as majestic and mesmerizing." https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/king-kong-time-rethink-peter-jacksons-2005-movie-983493]

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I watched the extended version and I have to admit there are some pretty crappy effects shots that weren't in the theatrical version. At least, I hope they weren't.

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I remember it being good too! Lots of meta, plenty of creature-feature, what's not to like?

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I've been a Peter Jackson fan since Heavenly Creatures. His filmmaking always pushes the envelope. I was wowed by "They Shall Not Grow Old," his WW1 doc. And now he's finishing up a Beatles doc!!!

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And Andy Serkis. That guy is a force of nature.

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Recently watched "We Own the Night" a 2007 film from James Gray (who directed the mediocre Ad Astra which came out a few weeks ago). It's a good film. There is a scene in it where an actor who looks like Ed Koch appears as the mayor of New York.

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Well, I am now watching the film with the commentary track. It turns out that it really is Ed Koch.

 ‎· Jim: Lose Cannon 2
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Anyway, the movie is worth watching just for the scene where a prisoner is transported during a heavy downpour. Really accomplished direction in that scene and throughout the film.

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OMG OMG OMG Abbey Road Super Deluxe Edition (4 Disc)

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"This is the first time Abbey Road has been remixed and presented with additional session recordings and demos. To create Abbey Road ’s new stereo, 5.1 surround, and Dolby Atmos mixes, Martin and Okell worked with an expert team of engineers and audio restoration specialists at Abbey Road Studios. This Super Deluxe Edition of Abbey Road features the new stereo album mix, sourced directly from the original eight-track session tapes. To produce the mix, Giles was guided by the album’s original stereo mix supervised by his father, George Martin.

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Abbey Road ’s Super Deluxe box set presents 40 tracks – including “The Long One” Trial Edit & Mix for the album’s epic Side 2 medley – on three CDs (stereo) and one Blu-ray disc (Dolby Atmos, 96kHz/24 bit high resolution stereo, and 96 kHz/24 bit DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1).

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Release Date: September 27, 2019

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I meant to add it to my wishlist but accidentally hit pre-order and then accidentally hit complete purchase. oops.

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first day of high school tomorrow!

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Totally serious.

 ‎· Jim: Lose Cannon 1
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as in not. kidding. at. all!

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Good luck!

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Decided to have dinner at this place here in #ocnj. Googled the restaurant. On the results page there was a little box that said "make a reservation"...

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Was shown a form with space for my phone number, etc...

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@jvjannotti: bruh

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And it is raining so damned hard that I'm reduced to eating truffles and drinking rum-spiked cold brew coffee while semi-fetal curled into a large wicker chair and reading a Walker Percy novel. #ocnj

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part 2 of 2.

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So I'm watching this movie called Chef and I like it, it's funny. Suddenly Robert Downey Jr. shows up and holy s**t this film just goes all Elon Musk on me, achieving escape velocity. Wow. Or maybe it's just the beer.

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They're making Cubanos. Oh dear.

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I want to eat at El Jefe.

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So what if it's fictional.

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Oh hell yes. https://www.vox.com/2019/7/15/20695126/lashana-lynch-new-007-james-bond-phoebe-waller-bridge

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I don't really care who plays 007, so long as friggin Sam Mendes goes away. Far away.

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Trivia question. What do these two films have in common?

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Australia.

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Apparently Babe spurred an upswing in vegetarianism. I’m thinking the likes of Bullet Town did not effect a decrease in gun deaths, unfortunately.

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PSA: Sharing is caring.

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Zoom in on this image. It looks like they're posing.

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Bumblebee as pug. (That's not a bot fly, right????)

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It's a bumblebee.

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Wait, I just now heard that people are pissed because Ariel is gonna be black. We are hosed, as a nation I mean. H-O-S-E-D.

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Stick a fork in us. We're done.

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*plays taps on his air trumpet*

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And I know taps was played on a bugle. I f88king changed it!

 ‎· Jim: Lose Cannon 1
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Imma go all Christian Bale on this country. "You' and me, we are done professionally!"

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The next general election is 16 months away. Donald Trump is the president. And as always, the Democrats are busy tearing each other apart.

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Betcha I'll be able to repost this in 4 years. C'mon people of good sense and decency, prove me wrong.

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So. Much. This.

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Have you ever seen (or even heard of) Hardcore Henry? A frightening and astounding amount of what happens on screen in this film was done in camera, according to director Ilya Naishuller.

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It looks really interesting, but I get motion sickness from first person games/video that isn’t stabilized. The camera work alone had me intrigued.

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This whole movie is first person POV. It's like a game but whoever is playing is way better than me.

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@jvjannotti: this is definitely one of the times I wish I didn’t get that queasy/headache. I’d love to watch it at least once.

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Kung Fu Hustle: lots of calls out to other, better movies (Untouchables, The Shining, Exalibur to name just one scene) makes it interesting. Otherwise it's people flying after being hit, or the hitters flying toward the hittees. Sometimes both at the same time.

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I've never seen it from beginning to end. But I love the final fight scene.

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I should have done what you did, but a friend lent it to me and I wanted to be able to honestly say I'd seen it.

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