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Just watched "For the Love of Ivy" What a wonderful detective thriller! This is on the way out Perfect critique of Robby Benson's acting style She’s claiming she’s never seen a garbage disposal before... Two of the Fakest Death Scenes in Motion Pictures! [SPOILERS!] Who here remembers what his teeth used to look like? Biden is a gaffe machine Heavy-handed Christ metaphor Best Dream You've Ever Had View all posts >


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It was very good! My husband and I rented it as a DVD on Netflix and watched it, then watched it a couple of days later with a friend of ours, then we decided we had to buy it so we could watch it as often as we wanted. Shirley's family were ticked because it speaks of tension in the family, and others thought it presented the white guy as the black man's saviour, but the fact of the matter is that the white guy was given the job because he'd be able to save the black guy's bacon in the Deep South in the early '60's. Stuff would come up. And stuff did. The first time you see the difference between where the white guy gets to stay and where the black genius gets to stay, your heart breaks. Bottom line -- we know it's a good movie when we find ourselves repeating lines from it to each other...which we did, and still do. It's a great movie, made the way they used to, only with more profanity than they used to use. Take a breath and realize that it's portraying what would have happened in the early 1960's. And this fellow hired him because he knew there were going to be issues. This was one of the issues. Although he was in denial about it, because he said it was the fact that he was a touring artist that broke up his marriage. Um...no. "Anyway, since she proved she was 0.0001% Native American, Trump owes her some moolah." 😂 Not always. I had a friend who was part Creek. If you come from Oklahoma, there's a good chance you have a bit of one of the Five Tribes -- Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole, and Creek. But the Cherokees seemed to get around the most. I'm part Cherokee...James Garner was part Cherokee. There were/are a lot of us. I've seen Places in the Heart, and I liked her work in that. But it wasn't made early in her career, either. I'm not going to look up the height on all of them, but Kidman isn't all that tall. Wearing flats she was about the height of Tom Cruise, who is notoriously short. I just looked up Julia Roberts' height which is listed as 5'9" on a page that has Kidman's height as 5'11". Golly. I can't believe they expect us to buy that. A reliable source tells me that most people are lying about height, weight, and even age in Hollywood. Most folks just get their teeth capped. I lived through the '60's pushback on female "demure" attire. We were told it was "liberating," but even at the time I thought it was just giving men what they wanted -- jiggling boobs, lots of leg, and the "liberation" of being sexually available to men with "no strings, no rings." Single motherhood skyrocketed, as did women's and children's poverty rates. Women weren't liberated enough to ask the man to put a little overcoat on their John Thomas. Still aren't, apparently. Most women are not built for yoga pants, which explains the first joke I saw on Twitter this morning -- "Seeing women in yoga pants makes it difficult to believe they do yoga." I don't think the garment adds anything to society, and if there were a crime called "visual assault," a lot of the women who wear them would qualify. Why do you think so? I know all about the rite of passage thing. Sadly, most gays of that era -- and even some today -- have to overdo it. Elton John had dancing fruit frolicking about the stage -- so subtile. Ellen goes to an awards dinner and makes out with her girlfriend (who I think was using her as a stepping stone, too), to shove her sexuality up everyone's nose. Heterosexuals who act like she did were considered trashy at the time. She defined herself by her sexuality. I just noticed. No, Imus had no problem with PDAs. He just realized that it wasn't about affection so much as it was about proving something. His thesis was that if homosexuality was just another sexual orientation, why behave as no self-respecting heterosexual would and spend every spare moment swapping spit? One of my favorites on Twitter is GayPatriot, who's just a guy who happens to be gay. The fact that he is gay is sort of a running joke. Part of the joke is that the Dems want him to think like their idea of a gay guy, and he thinks for himself. That, and the fact that he's very sweet. Elaine Boosler once noted that a joke isn't funnier just because you scream it. She didn't have a gimmick, and consequently she's one of those people we wonder what happened to. Wasn't Elaine Boosler the one who, referring to a man's...um..."member," said that women really wanted to say, "Stop annoying me with that thing." I think it was Boosler. If not Boosler, another of the second string of comics. Ellen's not that good of an interviewer, either. I've watched clips where she's had favorites of mine on, and she just doesn't do it for me, any more than Margaret Cho -- who incidentally had a priceless joke on bigotry. In a play on what they always say about the weather, "It's not the heat, it's the humidity," she said, "Bigotry: It's not the hate, it's the stupidity." Like telling women who are Americans that they should "Go back where they came from." View all replies >