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How Hollywood Killed Death (NY Times) - Kafka
[link=(http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/20/magazine/how-hollywood-killed-death.html?smid=tw-nytimes&_r=1)]LINK[/link] [quote]The problem is that death at the movies has died. The movie industry has corrupted one of cinema’s — if not all of fiction’s — most emotionally taxing moments into hollow formu...


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So who trades with the Rams for #2? - Kafka
And what future bust QB will they pick?...


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TD poster los angeles tiger has passed away - Kafka
For those who once frequented the Poli Board but now seldom go there, the veteran poster [link=(http://www.tigerdroppings.com/users/prof.aspx?u=322)]los angeles tiger[/link] has died. [link=(http://www.tigerdroppings.com/rant/p/49286658/Sad-news-regarding-los_angeles_tiger.aspx)]Here[/link] is hi...


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Anti-Racism Activists on Colbert: We Will Protest This Until It Ends - Kafka
[link=(http://time.com/author/suey-park/)]Time.com columnist Suey Park[/link] [quote]The cross-promotion of more white male celebrities prove it: The entertainment industry has perfected the development of white, cis, straight, male characters. The marginalization of “other voices” — except when th...


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Canal Boulevard business robbed at gunpoint, NOPD says - Kafka
[link=(http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2014/03/canal_boulevard_business_robbe.html)]LINK[/link] [quote]A man robbed a Canal Boulevard business at gunpoint Monday (March 3) evening in New Orleans, police said. [b]The suspect, whom NOPD did not describe[/b], entered the business at about 5:1...


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Spoilers -- No Spoilers - Kafka
The Spoilers is a novel by Rex Beach based in Alaska that was one of the best selling novels of 1906. [img]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/1f/The_Spoilers_first_edition.jpg/220px-The_Spoilers_first_edition.jpg[/img] The book was quickly adapted into a play, and was later ...


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McDonald's sued for $1.5M by man who can't work b/c of 'mental anguish' - Kafka
[link=(http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2569996/Serviette-smile-McDonalds-sued-1-5-million-employee-called-Angel-gives-one-NAPKIN.html)]LINK[/link] [quote]A McDonald's customer is suing the fast food restaurant for $1.5million because he was given only one napkin with his meal. Webster ...


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The OT Book Club and Literary Society, special Mardi Gras edition - Kafka
Feel free to discuss old books, new books, good books, bad books... [img]http://i.minus.com/iEstpDYso0xuV.gif[/img] ============= [link=(http://lsupress.org/books/detail/dixie-bohemia/)]From LSU Press[/link] [img]http://i.imgur.com/NriIURw.jpg[/img] [quote] In the years following Worl...


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Today is the anniversary of the Iwo Jima flag raising - Kafka
[img]http://i.imgur.com/777Q19K.gif[/img] [quote]"Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima" is a historic photograph taken on 23 February 1945 by Joe Rosenthal. It depicts five Marines and a U.S. Navy corpsman raising the flag of the United States atop Mount Suribachi. The photograph was extremely popular, b...


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Clear your Sunday calendar - Viking Apocalypse scheduled for Saturday - Kafka
[link=(http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/clear-your-calendars--viking-apocalypse-scheduled-for-saturday-171032391.html)]LINK[/link] [quote]Now's the time to cash out your life insurance policy and have a little fun, because, according to Norse mythology, the world is ending this Saturday.[/quo...


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Jeopardy fans: watch an episode from the original version (1972) - Kafka
[link=(http://youtu.be/LBc6bAOyDro)]LINK[/link] [img]http://i.imgur.com/lw7rEVx.jpg width=450[/img] I'd heard for years that all but a handful of original [i]Jeopardy[/i] episodes had been lost, but that seems to have been inaccurate. Fans of the current series will enjoy seeing this earlier v...


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Written by the Victors: the History Thread (special Valentine's Day edition) - Kafka
[i]A thread for discussion and debate of historical topics, as well as interesting links, articles, and pics.[/i] [img]http://i.imgur.com/3flQ71B.jpg[/img] [img]http://i.imgur.com/abHRHBH.jpg width=500[/img] [quote]The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre is the name given to the 1929 murder of s...


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Some great Sid Caesar sketches - Kafka
For those unfamiliar with his work on the great comedy series [i]Your Show Of Shows[/i] [link=(http://youtu.be/DPOams8jA6g)]"From Here To Obscurity"[/link] -- A parody of the Oscar winning movie [i]From Here To Eternity[/i]. Note Sid's reaction when he gets hit with the water -- to his surprise i...


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A letter from Clint Eastwood to film critic Andrew Sarris - Kafka
[link=(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Sarris)]Andrew Sarris[/link] of The [i]Village Voice[/i] (who almost single-handedly established the dubious "auteur theory" in the US) and [link=(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pauline_Kael)]Pauline Kael[/link] (of "Everybody I know voted for McGovern" inf...


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The OT Book Club and Literary Society, week of 2-10 - Kafka
Feel free to discuss old books, new books, good books, bad books... [img]http://i.minus.com/iEstpDYso0xuV.gif[/img] Short story of the week: [link=(http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:neJr-KeLH8IJ:ridgepoinths.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/Guest-of-the-Nation.doc+&cd=1&hl=...


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Did getting caught cheating affect the Brady/Belichick legacy? - Kafka
Well did it?...


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When did this "Legacy" stuff start? - Kafka
Did anybody question Marino's legacy? Or even mention it? Or was it invented by ESPN to feed their ravenous monster of radio and TV talk shows?...


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How Lobster Got Fancy - Kafka
[link=(http://www.psmag.com/navigation/business-economics/how-lobster-got-fancy-59440/)]LINK[/link][quote]The surprising history—from food for the poor, servants, and prisoners to a soldier’s staple to everybody’s idea of a delicacy—of “the cockroach of the ocean.” Or, one of the most remarkable reb...


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At least one team would start Sanchez in 2014 if he’s cut - Kafka
[link=(http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/least-one-team-start-mark-sanchez-quarterback-2014-171518721--nfl.html)]LINK[/link] [quote] If one anonymous coach, in comments to the New York Post, is telling the truth then Sanchez will be a pretty big story this offseason. The Post qu...


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The OT Book Club & Literary Society, week of 1-20 - Kafka
Feel free to discuss old books, new books, good books, bad books... [img]http://i.minus.com/iEstpDYso0xuV.gif[/img] Belated happy 205th birthday to Edgar Allan Poe [img]https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/75/Edgar_Allan_Poe_2_retouched_and_transparent_bg.png width=350[/img] ...


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Dear Peej please don't pick Denver - Kafka
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I was working in the lab late one night, when my eyes beheld an eerie sight... - Kafka
[link=(https://visualmaxxllc.com/cinematicappraisals/index.htm)]LINK[/link] [quote]Introducing the world’s only scientifically-proven screenplay appraisal service. Cinematic Appraisals gives filmmakers a scientifically-proven way to appraise the value of screenplays, establish appropriate budg...


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This may be the only time I ever say this, but... - Kafka
Thanks Fred...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
If another team takes Graham away from us... - Kafka
Will our Jimmy have been rustled?...


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Written by the Victors -- the History Thread (1-13) - Kafka
[i]A thread for discussion and debate of historical topics, as well as interesting links, articles, and pics.[/i] ======================= [link=(http://www.demilked.com/must-see-historical-photos)]40 must see historical photos[/link] -- one pic may be NSFW [i]Soldier shares a banana with a ...


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The OT Book Club & Literary Society, week of 1-7 - Kafka
Feel free to discuss old books, new books, good books, bad books... [img]http://i.minus.com/iEstpDYso0xuV.gif[/img] Short story of the week: [link=(http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/2013/12/the-iceberg-a-story-by-zelda-fitzgerald.html)]"The Iceberg" -- a newly rediscovered story by...


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How things happen in the movies - Kafka
SIAP [img]http://i.imgur.com/tubHltK.jpg[/img]...


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Too late -- only 3 got in - Kafka
[img]http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ma5nqmVvsV1qhs5k0o2_r2_500.gif[/img]...


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New Orleans Saints Talk
Peyton to keep yds record - Kafka
@LarryHolder: NFL spokesman Michael Signora tells me Peyton Manning's pass will remain as call. So Manning keeps the record by one yard over Drew Brees. @RapSheet: Per NFL spokesman @NFLfootballinfo, Peyton Manning keeps his record: "The stats crew at the game scored this play as a forward pass."...


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The ***OFFICIAL*** Matt Ryan is Elite thread - Kafka
[img]http://i.imgur.com/MRVjz0z.jpg[/img]...


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