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by Jamie
Last night's Franklin and Bash had an exchange line about "Being mistaken for Hugh Jackman". He has risen to the level of instant cultural recognition by TV writers.

by SueFB
That scene with Frank talking for the sake of the recorder was amazing. I like how they leave you scratching your head about how Charlie escaped his predicament and then it became clear. But WTF, Frank, what about yourself. Is he still one step ahead as usual, or what.

I hadn't realized until after this episode of Boardwalk that there is only one episode left - I guess they are ending with a short season. So I was wondering why they were killing everybody off so quickly, LOL. Although each death has been sort of fitting in its way (all you had to do was keep your mouth shut, Mickey, and you still couldn't do it!).

I am enjoying the flashbacks to Nucky's past. It will be interesting to see if he finds some sort of redemption and comes to Gillian's aid. I've always hated her character, but nobody deserves her current plight!!
by mamaleh
Nice twists and turns there. Early on, when Frank sees some kind of recording device in the closet (I guessed correctly), I was wondering what the payoff would be; didn't expect it would involve Charlie. And that final scene in the lobby--whoa! Was not expecting that. Looking forward to next season.

I know BOARDWALK is not exactly considered water-cooler watching, but I've been riveted to this series since it began. I wonder what fate will befall the main protagonist/antagonist, Nucky, next week. (He is a complicated creature, isn't he?) All the characters are so well drawn. I'd like to see Steven Buscemi and Stephen Graham (Al Capone) get Emmy nominations for this season.
by SueFB
Ellen, what did you think of the last episode of Manhattan? Nicely set up for Season 2, I hope more people watch it.

Also, we've been sticking it out through the last season of Boardwalk Empire, even though the one character I cared the most about (Richard) was killed off at the end of last season. But wow .... the slaughter has been worse than anything Game of Thrones has to offer. One more episode to go.
by SueFB
Okay, Hugh wasn't mentioned directly at all, but I'm just watching last night's Bill Maher, and he's talking to Joel Stein who's an author and columnist. He recently wrote a column for Time about being a feminist (it's here but behind a pay wall: time.com/author/joel-stein/ ). Anyway, I was looking for a video of the discussion but couldn't find it.

Basically, they are jumping all over the phrase "Happy Wife, Happy Life", saying it's sexist. Bill says it's like the man has a gun to his head. Stein says it's like men saying "I don't understand women, but give 'em what they want" and is "this close to 'fucking bitches'". Or else it means "ha ha, I'm pussy-whipped". They say it's "not respectful" to women. Huh. Although Stein then admits that his wife says "sometimes it would be nice" if he took that attitude. 

Hilariously, just as they wrapped up, Stein says "We shouldn't be talking about feminism", and the one woman on the panel says "You're right about that", to wild applause from the audience.
by SueFB
Interesting that Guardians of the Galaxy is performing weaker in China than in the US and other markets, perhaps due to poor subtitling and some of the humor just not translating. I don't think they did a premiere there either. Just goes to show studios can't throw an action movie out there and make assumptions about that market.

by Intergirl
Dear Hugh,
Could you please come around to my office (sorry, it's long way to Zurich so you should start immediately) and help me get my composure back again? I had so much fun reading this thread that my colleague on the other side of the corridor several times looked suspiciously at me when tears were rolling down my face because I was trying to prevent me from laughing out loud. Right now, I desperately try to stop the coughing because I choked on my water too much and I could need a good slap on the back from you.

That was so hilarious reading all this random stuff... how can you come up with such great random thoughts and put it in words so eloquently? Pheww... that was a good time to spend 2 hours of very boring office hours (my boss in on holidays). I love this forum more and more every day.
by SueFB
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Jamie, did you ever see Tracks? My husband, son and I went to see it this evening and very much enjoyed it. Beautifully filmed, amazing story.
Yes I saw it yesterday and really enjoyed it.  It makes me want to read the book from the 1970s.  The scenery was amazing and wanted to know so much more about the woman who needed to make the trip.  
I was glad they showed the original photos from National Geographic in the credits. Yes, the scenery was great, definitely some of the same flavors as "Australia" with even a hint or two of "Paperback Hero". :) I loved how she stumbled across the friendly old couple scraping out a stark existence in the midst of, essentially, a desert and when she told them where she grew up, the old man says "Oh, that's hard country". Ha.
by Jamie
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Jamie, did you ever see Tracks? My husband, son and I went to see it this evening and very much enjoyed it. Beautifully filmed, amazing story.

Yes I saw it yesterday and really enjoyed it.  It makes me want to read the book from the 1970s.  The scenery was amazing and wanted to know so much more about the woman who needed to make the trip.  
by SueFB
Jamie, did you ever see Tracks? My husband, son and I went to see it this evening and very much enjoyed it. Beautifully filmed, amazing story.


narrows101: Yep, tried all of that and it won't go away. Funny thing is, it happened once before and it just disappeared one day so maybe it will happen again at some point! Just annoying seeing it. Thanks for the suggestions. Apr 27, 2013 6:21:47 GMT -5
Wolvietat: The Habs Hugh? The Habs? *sigh* May 2, 2013 21:28:27 GMT -5
Kristin: I know! But then again, those tix were probably comped, so you go with the flow. May 3, 2013 14:03:35 GMT -5
narrows101: I just want you to know that I FINALLLY got rid of that "1" hovering over the "bookmark" word on the toolbar. I went into "profile" then "edit profile" and unchecked everything to see if it went away and it did. Then I checked everything one by one. Sept 19, 2013 20:35:27 GMT -5
narrows101: After "edit profile" and then "notifications" I unchecked everything and checked again. The culprit was "Forum" - "when a bookmark is update" - took that checkmark off and the "1" went away. Checked it again and it came back. So that was it. No idea why. Sept 19, 2013 20:37:35 GMT -5
ocycd: can anyone tell me why the photo I had for my avatar suddenly disappeared?? Sorry, I'm kind of a dunce when it comes to these things! Sept 21, 2013 15:14:33 GMT -5
narrows101: ocycd - I still see your avatar. Sept 22, 2013 9:24:14 GMT -5
Kristin: Ocycd - It's probably an issue on your end, with graphics not loading properly, because I can see your avatar too. Unless you can see everyone else's avatar and not yours, then I'll have to figure out why that's happening. Sept 22, 2013 20:37:44 GMT -5
Kristin: Pat - Awesome! It was bothering me that I couldn't figure that one out. Sept 22, 2013 20:38:07 GMT -5
ocycd: That is so weird cuz I can see everyone else's avatars but still not mine... and the same is true on my mac and my pc laptop... very strange. Maybe I'll try reloading it on my laptop next time I'm on it... thanks narrows101 and Kristin!! Sept 23, 2013 16:22:48 GMT -5
ocycd: My avatar is BACK! And I didn't do a thing... thank you magic virtual wizards!! Sept 27, 2013 15:01:45 GMT -5
24601: Kristin, what do you see below my avatar? Nov 19, 2013 22:53:12 GMT -5
nmb: :) Dec 12, 2013 18:42:47 GMT -5
24601: This is an absurd question. How does one post a new freestanding post within a thread? Using Reply button is all I know and more often than not becomes tedious, repetitive, bandwidth sucking reading. Feb 23, 2014 15:13:32 GMT -5
Kristin: You can't. You can only reply to threads or create a new thread. You can use the quick reply to just post something without responding to anyone in a thread, or quoting someone, but as far as just posting in a thread, you have to use the reply button. Mar 21, 2014 13:25:23 GMT -5
frances: The hair is one thing but I wish we had more opportunity to see that face without the beard. May 6, 2014 12:07:05 GMT -5
SueFB: Does anybody ever pay attention to this place here? Aug 11, 2014 15:24:05 GMT -5
Kristin: I forget it's here most of the time. Aug 12, 2014 6:59:17 GMT -5
SueFB: Yeah, me, too. I wonder what it's really intended for. For random comments that don't belong anywhere? I guess. Aug 13, 2014 8:12:31 GMT -5
Ha: Thx Oct 5, 2014 21:06:40 GMT -5
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