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A good podcast with her on Lex Fridman: [embed]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXgGR8KxFao[/embed] I'm not entirely convinced she has all of her facts down, but fundamentally I think she is right. The problem is that in any given year the odds of nuclear war are low. But unless the world dis...
[quote]Ray’s girlfriend, Richardson’s wife, and one of Hunter’s cousins also made the trip.[/quote] [quote]One of these is very different than the others. It checks out though since this happened in Alabama. [/quote] My thought was that it might have all been the same woman....

re: Your top 3 Costner movies

Posted by Tigris on 6/22/24 at 5:58 pm
Bull Durham Field of Dreams Dances with Wolves [quote]Open Range-his best imo[/quote] I didn't think it was all that good 20 years ago, but after the love it gets here I watched it again in the last year. And I still don't think it's all that good. Something is just off in the chemistry/ti...
[quote]Emerson Lake and Palmer-Brain Salad Surgery[/quote] That's at the top of my list. I'll add one more of theirs to this, and to the previously mentioned Tarkus - Pictures at an Exhibition....

re: 4 Corners Region/Utah Deserts Thread

Posted by Tigris on 6/19/24 at 6:36 pm
[quote]in utah, hell's backbone[/quote] Calf Creek Falls is just south of there and an excellent hike where people swim in the pool at the base of the falls. I really like a road trip in that area....
[quote]IYAM he was a supernatural or semi supernatural entity.[/quote] Yeah, this. There is an important scene where Sheriff Bell asks the prosecutor if he knows who Mammon is. (definitely in the book, don't remember if it is in the movie). That's a pretty good clue to what Chigurh is about. ...
[quote]I’m thinking about EVA air because their premium economy seats are supposed to be good too and are 500-600 dollars cheaper.[/quote] Someone I know took EVA from LAX to Bangkok this year and was lucky enough to have them bump him up from economy to premium economy. He was really happy with...
[quote]Rockwell He was good in "The Way Way Back" too.[/quote] Was awesome in Jojo Rabbit. Great actor....
[quote]I’ve always been a coach guy on principle but getting old has made me soft.[/quote] That, and I sold my company and for my last few years worked for a company that flew me in business. It's hard to go back to coach from that. But business seats have gotten so pricy that I'm compromising ...
[quote]don't ever try to time the market in a meaningful way[/quote] I think overall that is good advice. And I say that as someone who managed to time getting out before the tech crash and at the beginning of the 2008 debacle. But I was too slow to get back in, both times; especially after 200...
[quote]Odds that Starliner never returns to Earth?[/quote] Zero. It's definitely coming back to Earth. Everything in that orbit does, eventually....
[quote]I ate there back in like 1990.[/quote] My family went to the one in Tulsa after church, many times in 1972-1973. As kids we hated the Mexican dishes but liked the chicken-fried steak and loved the sopapillas. We'd hit the one in Denver when on ski trips. We dropped a muffler on the ...
In Bruges - last night. Yet again. A dozen watches now, maybe. The Grand Budapest Hotel currently - keeps getting better....
[quote]Intellectual curiosity regarding the source material.[/quote] Sure, and I had that for a good while. But as GOP said: [quote]Lima believes it like a native, like a religious convert.[/quote] And he never deviates from that, in spite of the absurdity. Maybe he is a Russia bot. His resp...
Bee Gees - Saturday Night Fever (unfortunately - my card playing buddies insisted)) Billy Joel - Piano Man Jethro Tull - Agualung (yeay!) Pure Prairie League - Bustin Out The Who - Quadrophenia (yeay!) Neal Young - Harvest Allman Brothers - At Fillmore East (yeay!) Uriah Heap - Demons and Wiz...
[quote]Why he insists on being such a committed dumbass despite the fact that he’s also been wrong with every major prognostication is beyond me.[/quote] Seriously, why waste any time wondering about Lima Whisky posts? They are completely indistinguishable from Kremlin talking points. I'm serio...

re: Kids of the 70's...

Posted by Tigris on 6/16/24 at 4:04 pm
[quote]Did you purchase cigarettes for your parents back in the day...?[/quote] No, but yes on cigars and bourbon for my Grandfather. I think I was 10 that summer. It was a tiny country town a lot like Mayberry. ...
If I HAD to - $30,000 on one number on a roulette wheel for several spins. After that fails plow the rest into lottery tickets. Then I'd cash out my 401K....
Another: Warren Zevon from Wanted Dead Or Alive which sucked, to Warren Zevon (self titled) which is a borderline masterpiece. Of course it helps that Jackson Brown mentored Zevon during the making of that second album and he had some incredible backing musicians. ...

re: What are you reading?

Posted by Tigris on 6/16/24 at 9:22 am
I like Serhii Plokhy. After he was on Lex Fridman's Podcast (and Lex had recommended him before that) - I picked up his "The Russo-Ukrainian War". It's good but now somewhat outdated by events. Recently I read Plokhy's "The Last Empire" which I thought was outstanding. It's about the dissoluti...