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22 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - You Can Do It Open Thread · 1 reply · +6 points

I was absolutely captivated! I agree with everything you said, and the use of music was pitch perfect as well. So many character introductions! I adore the actor who plays Ethelrida, but there is just so much great acting, writing, set design, wardrobe, etc. that it would be an embarrassment of riches if it weren't so fucking good. Finally! I'm so pig-biting mad (Thanks, Ed Anger) about the HBOMAX Roku BS that I am beyond thrilled to see a quality scripted program.

32 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Fresh Week Open Thread · 2 replies · +8 points
This happened recently (TWICE!) a little over an hour's drive from me, and when I read about it afterward I almost wept. The first time I was working, and the second time I was completely oblivious. A friend and I are driving to Yellow Springs, OH this weekend just to scope it out and try to get a line on his next gig. Nothing happens here in the land of soybeans and Drumpf supporters, so Dave Chappelle and Friends could have gone a long way in filling my reanimation tank.

395 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Sunday Open Thread · 0 replies · +6 points

My grandmother used to grow this vine on her farm, and I was obsessed with them as a child. Gorgeous. Anyway, I believe they are called Passionflowers. I didn't know much about them until now, though, so thanks! The more you know.

446 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Closing Day Olympics OT · 1 reply · +3 points

Watching Closing Ceremonies online. Kate Bush sounds blissful as ever. Swoon. And Madness! The Pet Shop Boys! George Michael! I'm basking in 80's sonic heaven, and it's magnificent.

447 weeks ago @ HGTV Design Star - Meet The Design Star A... · 0 replies · +2 points

Oh yes, and God forbid anyone live in a trailer park! You know, I really enjoyed you in Season Six. So much so, in fact, that I was rooting for you to win. But holy cow, that one little elitist sentence just managed to undo all of the support and interest I had in you with one fell swoop. Stay classy, girl. *Sigh*

449 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Tuesday Open Thread · 0 replies · +1 points

Works for me like gangbusters in those situations to be sure. It was a toss-up between this song, "I've Been Loving You Too Long," and "He Stopped Loving Her Today," but I figured Toussaint doesn't get his due nearly as often as Otis and George. So in case it's not obvious, I'm a card-carrying member of the Heartbreak Society. Better to have loved and lost, my ass!

449 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Tuesday Open Thread · 2 replies · +6 points

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449 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Tuesday Open Thread · 0 replies · +3 points

Sigh. The mental image of this event always makes me giddy. Mooney is the funniest man on the planet. Love Love Love.

449 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Tuesday Open Thread · 3 replies · +6 points

Holy shit, I love your stories! One of my favorites involved you and Paul Mooney getting pulled over on the way to Richard Pryor's house. I've shared that one with a couple of friends who both floved that story as much as I did. Please never stop.

450 weeks ago @ Crasstalk - Monday Open Thread · 1 reply · +6 points

Imitation of Life, the Sirk version. The final scene just guts me every time, when Sarah Jane throws herself upon the casket and screams "Mama, I didn't mean it!" while Mahalia Jackson sings a dirge in the background. Fuck, I'm almost brought to tears just typing this. Damn.