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  1. Speaking of which, Kangaroo Boxing Club was slated to close on Dec 31, 2016, and indeed it is closed. Which is really a shame, because this thread contains one of our all-time greatest quotes:
  2. There's so much that can be written about William Windom, but I'm going to start with just one thing which nobody has ever written about before. It occurred in 1971: Windom starred in the accaimed "Night Gallery" episode, "They're Tearing Down Tim Riley's Bar," which aired on Jan 20, 1971. He was also the highlighted character in the "All in the Family" episode, "Success Story," which aired on Mar 30, 1971. So, what's the link, other than William Windom? The song, "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow." In both of these episodes, the song plays a major, pathetic role, i.e., Pathos with a capital "P." Is this coincidence? I don't think so. It also just so happens that these are two of the greatest episodes in their respective series. Especially, on "All in the Family," it could easily bring a tear to your eye; on "Night Gallery," it's the only episode that was ever nominated for a Primetime Emmy award. "All in the Family" was the superior of the two series, so even though Windom plays a smaller part, it resonates like the chimes of Big Ben (you can watch a fair-to-poor-quality version for free on Dailymotion, but I can't recommend it). In my mind, these two episodes will forever link William Windom through this one song.
  3. Thank you so much for posting this - it's extremely useful information, and says a lot about the intentions of your restaurant. Selling out for delivery will provide short-term revenue, and long-term disaster - you're *so* smart for realizing this early on.
  4. I can see why. If *that* is legal, then so should robbery using your fists instead of a gun. Regardless, it was a bad-assed flip, and showed a little punk who the boss was. Damn that was awesome.
  5. Click.
  6. mtureck, do you know this for a fact, or is this an educated guess? It sounds plausible and correct.
  7. Was it ground, or a solid hunk of beef? Often, Chicken Fried Steak has a semi-ground, almost kubideh-kabob-like texture (that's when it scares me the most). How do they get that texture - ground, then pressed?
  8. This is very interesting (to a small subset of people), and should have its own thread. I'm 30-minutes into the film, and ... *** SPOILER ALERT *** ... yes, I saw those paintings you mentioned early on. My question is this: After Mildred Rodgers (Bette Davis) gets married, Philip Carey (Leslie Howard) is canoodling with another woman, who looks a *lot* like Bette Davis - I just now reached this scene, and I'm wondering if this is by chance, or if there's some sort of transference going on here. Related question: Is it Donald Trump's "fault" that he's President, or is it the people's fault who voted for him? Think about this long and hard - there are many, many Donald Trumps - maybe not with a billion dollars, but with the same ambitions. To show the age of the films we're discussing, Emil Miller (Alan Hale), the man who wed Mildred Rodgers, died 67 years ago. This also shows just how new of an art form Film is - and we won't even go into Television, which was just getting its roots when Emil Miller passed away - if we were discussing Painting from 1950, it would be thought of as modern. Philip's line to Norah (Kay Johnson) summarizes all I've seen thus far: "Usually, there is one who loves, and one who is loved." That describes the terrible human condition known as "having a crush on someone"; it does *not* describe "love," although romantics would love to have you believe that it does; it doesn't. (*) Love, true love, is so much messier, and harder-to-define, than this primal impulse. You know what really hurts? When the medical attendants come in, and confirm that Mildred is dead - one of them says, "This is what you call the Irony of Fate" ... and then Mildred - the great Bette Davis ... blinks - watch her left eye. And, the bonds have been broken. This is a beautiful film. I fear you've implied it's a "niche" movie because the bar-of-quality in this forum has been set so high, but there is absolutely nothing short of "very, very good" in the 1934 version of "Of Human Bondage" (there were two more filmed later). And yes, it's very important if you're tracking the career of Bette Davis, but even if you aren't, it's a really good - if very old - film.
  9. I discovered this last week as well, and alerted them to the problem on Facebook (as well as writing Google to correct it myself) - they were very nice and appreciative, have now claimed the business, and the problem seems to be resolved - if you enter the business name now, the Bladensburg Road address should show up on Google Maps (it does for me, anyway).
  10. Are you sure this is pre-code? The Hays Code took effect - albeit not for all films (refer to "The Thin Man") - in 1930, became strictly enforced in 1934, and the film begins with this panel (which is why I ask):
  11. Lots of diners serve chicken-fried steak (I actually just had one earlier this year at Bob & Edith's, but there are other places that serve it also).
  12. Towards the beginning of "Argo," they showed some American churches, businesses, etc. with "Free the Hostages" signs - despite the Iranian embassy being stormed in 1979, one of the buildings depicted is still open - it's right across Chain Bridge Road from what is now Santini's (formerly Boston Market). The first picture is from the film; the second picture is from Google Maps. It's also amazing (and not coincidental) that when Tony Mendez (Ben Affleck) first enters the CIA Headquarters in Langley, he's actually entering the CIA Headquarters in Langley (just a couple miles from McLean Cleaners) - this is the first time I've ever seen any pictures of the Headquarters (which is way back from the street), and apparently, special access was granted entirely due to honoring Tony Mendez (you should read about him on Wikipedia). *** SPOILERS FOLLOW *** I had never heard of the Canadian Caper before reading about Mendez on Wikipedia, which is pretty pathetic, because 1979 is the year I graduated from high school - I guess I was more worried about college life, and the Iranian hostage crisis was only on my mind as much as the television allowed it to be. From my viewpoint, 38 years later? This was an act of war on the part of the Iranian people, period - embassies are designated as foreign countries, and the safe harbor which comes from being within those countries' borders - these Iranians invaded the United States the moment they broke into the embassy - tell me where I'm wrong, please. In the distant future, Rodney King will be remembered as a hero, for his words, "Can we all get along?" They mean more than any crime he ever committed, and he will be regarded as a role model. Within five seconds of first seeing John Chambers (John Goodman), an homage is made to "The Blues Brothers." And it's very, very funny that the name of the movie ("Argo") comes from a crude knock-knock joke. This, for an Oscar-caliber film: 'Knock-knock.' "Who's there?" "Argo." "Argo who?" "Ar Go fuck yourself." What I can't understand is why, when Mendez first meets the six hostages at the Canadian Embassy, he would assume the room *isn't* bugged. I mean, come on ...
  13. I just heard an ad on the radio for a restaurant in Bethesda, MD (for Silver) mentioning Ahi Tuna Poke, and the announcer pronounced it Pokey (like Gumby and Pokey) - that doesn't seem right to me.
  14. The season's only 10% over, but what a monster start for Bryce Harper. After 17 games: BA .393 HR 7 RBIs 20 BBs 17 R 20 OBP .526 SLG .836 OPS 1.362 (!)