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   Susannah posted on Main Page The Lobby  Ordinarily I wouldn't waste my or anyone else's time talking about books I didn't finish reading, but in this particular case, I will. Someone gave me a copy of Stephen King's "Doctor Sleep" several months ago, and I never got around to opening it till the other day. I'm not going to bother re-hashing the story, but when I got to the first scene in the book--I have no idea if it's the only one--involving the graphic extended torture and murder of a child, I slammed the thing shut and hurled it onto the floor. I have a strong stomach, but some things are unconscionable. I can't express how revolting and profoundly disturbing I found this.
March 16 at 22:03 EST .

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   Susannah  Oh, darn. I was reading on the book page, logged in, and meant to put the above post there. Sorry.
March 16 at 22:04 EST .

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   Yottyhere  Doctor Sleep is the continuation of The Shining.
The beginning of the book has the EPIGRAPH which is at the beginning of a literary composition, setting forth a theme.

the theme of The Shining being murder.

I admit it's a pretty rough theme for a book.
But I don't understand anyone reading the book or seeing movie The Shining would be upset that the theme of the follow up book is .....well murder...

Personal preference I liked The Shining
to me Doctor Sleep was sloppy and needed a lot of condensing ...it tended to blather on forever.... personally I think Stephen King has lost his "edge" ... it's like he ate a dictionary and feels compelled every few years to yak(throw ) it up for a few bucks.
His son, on the other hand has written a couple of good horror books like his good ole Dad use to write..
March 16 at 23:07 EST .

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   Fireball27  I quit reading Stephen King long ago. He is a liberal, and as far as I am concerned there are too many liberal books causing a carbon footprint we don't need. The same with Hollywood, too many movies and TV shows. We don't need the carbon footprint. We already have enough movies. Close Hollywood down. Just think of the pollution we can avoid!
March 17 at 14:03 EST .

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   StormCnter  I can't handle any book, Stephen King or not, that features harm to children. I don't buy them and I don't read them if I can spot them in time to avoid beginning the story.
March 18 at 08:24 EST .

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   MaxWedge  Didn't Stephen King also trash our troops a few years ago?
March 18 at 11:34 EST .

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   Susannah posted on Suggested Reading  Yesterday I picked up what looks like a very interesting and entertaining book: "If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home." It's about how we have furnished and used our bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens, and bathrooms from the Middle Ages to the present. The author, Lucy Worsley, is chief curator of the historic royal palaces in England.
January 29 at 14:30 EST .

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   Susannah posted on Computers &Tech Issues  Help, please. In the lower left-hand corner of my screen, there's a message that reads: "Mozilla Firefox seems slow...to...start." In the lower right-hand corner, there are two messages: "Learn How to Speed It Up" and "Don't Tell me Again."

Is this Malware, or legitimately from Mozilla? I have the newest Norton security, plus Spybot Search and Destroy, and Ad Blocker Plus.
January 15 at 13:16 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  I use Mozilla Firefox and AdBlock without any messages like that, sounds like an infiltration. I also use Piriform cache cleaner about every 20 minutes to clean out everything. Do you have a good anti viral progorm?
January 15 at 19:47 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  program, guess spell check is an idiot
January 15 at 19:48 EST .

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   StormCnter  It's not a message from Mozilla. It's an ad. If you haven't done so already, download Adblock for Firefox.

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox
/addon/adblock-plus/


It's free, but a donation of 5.00 is appreciated, if you want.
January 16 at 17:43 EST .

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   RedWhiteBlue  I just did this...thanx for the tip. I hope it works well.
January 17 at 00:04 EST .

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   StormCnter  Susannah, have you checked in Control Panel/Programs? If, as EC says, it's something installed, you might spot an unauthorized program on the list and you can remove it. AdBlockPlus should have blocked it and Norton should have caught it, too. If nothing works, I would uninstall and reinstall Firefox, just to see that gets rid of it.
January 17 at 07:05 EST .

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   Susannah  Thanks so much for the good advice; I appreciate it. The message vanished of its own accord, and the scan was clean.
January 20 at 11:40 EST .

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   Susannah posted on Movies & Reviews  Since the title of the thread is "Movies and Review," has anyone seen any good movies lately?
January 13 at 13:00 EST .

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   Richdet  A couple of days ago I listed some recent movies, such as "Looper," with Joseph Gordon Levitt and Bruce Willis, that I would recommend.

Last week I caught a movie called "The Whole Town's Talking," which apparently was a big favorite back in 1935 and starring Edward G. Robinson and Jean Arthur. I was very taken with it, and would recommend it. I wasn't sure I was interested in seeing Robinson in a comedy, but he is wonderful in it, playing a dual role as a shy retiring bookkeeper who has the bad (then good ) fortune of being the double of a gangster who has just broken out of prison.

The movie was directed by John Ford, and was the film that made Jean Arthur a movie star with the public, though her movie career had dated back to the silents. She was the reason I checked out the movie because JA was my dad's favorite movie actress and I have a sister-in-law who looks just like her, speaking of doubles.
January 13 at 13:23 EST .

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   Susannah  One movie that I've always liked was "Educating Rita," with Michael Caine and Julie Walter. That and "Tender Mercies" with Robert Duvall strike me as two of the stand-outs from the early 1980s.
January 13 at 19:53 EST .

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   StormCnter  A couple of weeks ago, we watched "The Family" with Robert DeNiro and Michelle Pfiefer. It was fun, but really gory.
January 14 at 09:36 EST .

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   Susannah posted on Main Page The Lobby  Caleb Jacoby, the 16-year-old son of conservative columnist Jeff Jacoby, vanished at 12:30 p.m. on his way to school in Brookline, Mass. yesterday. The family would appreciate prayers for his safe return.
January 7 at 21:10 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Prayers sent. Jacoby is one of the good guys and I'm a fan of his columns, but prayers are needed for anyone going through this.
Good luck , Mr. Jacoby.
January 7 at 22:09 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  He's been found safe hallelujah . . . PTL!
January 9 at 22:13 EST .

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   Susannah posted on Suggested Reading  How many people here read and enjoyed the Flashman books? I was always disappointed Fraser never got around to writing the long-promised tale of Flashman fighting in the Civil War--on both sides.
November 16 at 11:05 EST .

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   StormCnter  I am not familiar with this series, but I read up on the Amazon page. How intriguing!

I'm midway through "It's Only Slow Food Until You Try to Eat It", by Bill Heavey. The sub-title is "Misadventures of a Suburban Hunter-Gatherer". Fun book!
November 17 at 06:33 EST .

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   Susannah posted on Main Page The Lobby  What terrible, terrible news. My deepest sympathy to all the Goldbergs.
February 12 at 09:25 EST .

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   Susannah posted on Movies & Reviews  I was thinking the other day that a number of extraordinarily good movies are based on biographies or autobiographies of singers: "Ray," "Coal Miner's Daughter," and "Walk the Line" come to mind immediately. There are many others.
January 12 at 22:33 EST .

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   Jes' me  "The Joker is Wild", with Frank Sinatra. "All the Way" is such a great song.
January 13 at 01:21 EST .

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   MsCharlotteVale  There's an older Susan Hayward movie, With a Song in My Heart. I love the songs in that and it's based on the life of Jane Froman. She sang for the troops in WWII, got injured badly but didn't give up. Thelma Ritter's in that one, gives a great performance too. AMC used to show it before they changed their format and became a commercial station.
January 13 at 04:08 EST .

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   StormCnter  "Sweet Dreams", Patsy Cline
January 13 at 05:33 EST .

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   MsCharlotteVale  Love Me or Leave Me, starring James Cagney and Doris Day. Sort of a strange pairing but a movie I've always enjoyed.
January 14 at 21:49 EST .

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   Schatzi51  "Great Balls of Fire", with Dennis Quaid and Winona Ryder.
Not extraordinarily good by any stretch of the imagination - I just think Dennis Quaid was cute.
January 16 at 01:16 EST .

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   Susannah posted on Movies & Reviews  The most insanely boring movie I ever saw, or saw part of, was "Elvira Madigan." It was being re-run at some art house. I walked out about halfway through, or maybe earlier. Told my date I'd be in the bookstore next to the theater if he wanted to join me.
January 10 at 19:40 EST .

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   Richdet  Now that's just cold, Susannah ... not. All I remember about that is how everybody luuuuved the theme music. Otherwise it was one of those movies that evaporated from your head a day after you saw it -- except for the Mozart piano concerto, which I think became a pop hit as a result. It was certainly on the radio a lot. To this day if you check out some Mozart cds, the concerto is listed as "The Theme from Elvira Madigan."
January 10 at 20:07 EST .

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   MsCharlotteVale  I watched the movie once and I can't remember what it was about. It's one of those movies you're supposed to like, for whatever reason.
January 10 at 20:19 EST .

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   Susannah  I think it was about a boy and a girl who rolled around in the grass and giggled a lot, and then he shot her and killed himself. The end part I got from someone who actually sat through the whole thing.

By the way, I wasn't alone in the bookstore for very long.

Richdet, that whirring sound you hear is Mozart spinning in his grave.
January 10 at 20:32 EST .

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   Susannah posted on Movies & Reviews  I should be embarrassed to admit this, but...I LOVE disaster movies. Or anything with rampaging dinosaurs. One of the best New Year's Eve's I ever spent, I spent alone watching the Jurassic Park Trilogy and eating pizza. When I called my mother the next day to wish her a Happy New Year, I told her what I had done and she said, "How old are you--twelve?"
January 10 at 13:07 EST .

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   Rollingcow  I love the Jurassic Park movies, too. I put them in and watch them while I'm cutting up fabric and pretending to be a dinosaur (okay, I don't really prentend to be a dinosaur I got carried away there). Sometimes it's fun to be twelve.
Mrs. Cow
January 10 at 13:43 EST .

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   Susannah  I liked the remake of Godzilla, too, although I know fans of the original Japanese version hated it. But that was one big lizard.
January 10 at 15:28 EST .

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   Nugoddess  I like cheezy disaster films. The Towering Inferno was about the bestest disaster film this side of The Poseidon Adventure and Airport . Great smarmy dialogue from actors who should know better.
January 10 at 15:45 EST .

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   StormCnter  Nugoddess, you beat me to The Poseidon Adventure. Best disaster movie, ever, and the book was even better. The Last Voyage was a shiver-maker, too. And Flight of the Phoenix.
January 10 at 15:58 EST .

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   Susannah  I have a preference for natural disasters. Give me a tidal wave, a tornado, a flood, a volcano, etc., and I 'm in heaven. Preferably some mix of all of them. But the CGI has to be good.

I like alien invasion movies as well.
January 10 at 15:59 EST .

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   StormCnter  Well, you've lost me with alien invasions. Somebody else can have my ticket.
January 10 at 16:06 EST .

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   Surfhut  I'm having a senior moment and can't remember the name of the movie with Ann Heche and Tommy Lee Jones about a volcanic eruption at the LaBrea Tar Pits. Wasn't a great movie but like it because I live near the Tar Pits and know all the streets and landmarks in the lava's path.
January 10 at 16:17 EST .

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   Susannah  That was "Volcano," Surfhut. The tagline was: "The coast is toast."
January 10 at 16:27 EST .

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   Susannah  Aw, Stormie, you didn't like "Independence Day"?
January 10 at 16:28 EST .

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   StormCnter  Since alien invasions aren't my thing, I must confess I've never seen it. But now to one of my favorite genres, which is westerns.....I just invested more than an hour in Kevin Costner's "Wyatt Earp", when the video version of the computer blue screen popped up "Can't play disc, error number somesuch".
Bah. I had already decided that Costner made a terrible authority figure, though, just as he was an awful Robin Hood.
January 10 at 16:40 EST .

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