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Christmas Movies

I haven't seen a thread this year, so I thought I'd start one.

I lean more toward quirky movies and older movies, so here's my list, rated from quirkiest to more mainstream:

We're No Angels (Bogart, Ustinov, Leo G. Carroll, Basil Rathbone, Aldo Ray)

The Ref (Not a favorite due to infidelity, but a hoot the first time you see it). Language warning.

Christmas In Connecticut (Barbara Stanwyck)

A Christmas Carol (The over-acted, over-produced George C. Scott version)

And of course, the standards:

The Bishop's Wife

It's a Wonderful Life

A Christmas Carol (all the other versions)

White Christmas

A Christmas Story (You'll put your eye out, kid!)

Not my cup of tea for watching every year, but worth considering:

Christmas Vacation

Die Hard (Definitely a Christmas movie!)

Meet Me In St. Louis

Got any suggestions for quirky movies I've missed?

I feel like I'm forgetting one or two.

12 comments posted: Monday, December 7th, 2020

Hello my people - update with alcohol

D&S is where I hang out, so this is where I will post. I am slightly inebriated. Those are often the best posts...

I moved 900 miles away from my adult children and because of 2020 I haven't seen them in ages. I came back for a visit and there's some weirdness.

I went to the piano bar where my son plays tonight. Because of Covid, they play for tips, not wages. They play outside. And there's only one pianist plus one drummer, not the normal 2 pianists plus 1 drummer.

There was a moderate crowd, and I was happy to see a lot of people hitting the tip jar. Unfortunately, he had to do Piano Man twice, but that's what happens when you do paid requests.

Right away I noticed that OM#1, who is well known to my children, was in the audience. During the break, I asked my son if OM#1 was good to him. That's all that matters, really. He's nothing to me after all this time.

Yes, he tips the boy well. So that's good. But also, I learned that he's now, all of a sudden, gay. He was sitting with his new boyfriend.

Yes. The first man who fucked my wife turned gay afterwards.

I can't actually explain this, but I find it humorous.

10 comments posted: Saturday, September 5th, 2020

The Law of Self Defense

by Andrew F. Branca

In light of a recent controversial (and since deleted) thread in JFO, where an alleged BS claims to have threatened with a supposedly empty gun while interrogating a literally naked and defenseless victim, it occurs to me that there is a great deal of ignorance on the topic of what is, and what is not, legal in the area of self defense.

My two go-to authors on this subject are Massad Ayoob and Andrew Branca. As it happens, Ayoob wrote the foreward to Branca's excellent book, "The Law of Self Defense".

If you ever intend to keep a weapon for purposes of self defense, in your home or your car or to carry with you, I strongly recommend you read this book, and continue on to read other books by Massad Ayoob, like "The Truth About Self Protection" or "In the Gravest Extreme".

0 comment posted: Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Spider & Snake picture (You've been warned)

I told you so.

Spider eats snake.

14 comments posted: Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Stacked threads

I'm concerned about our members and their health...

From Off Topic:

6 comments posted: Monday, March 2nd, 2015

Last Chance February Bar Thread

Someone post me a pic.

Martini, red wine, whatever.

It's been a week.

10 comments posted: Friday, February 27th, 2015

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