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   Iacta alea est posted on Movies & Reviews  Apropos of nothing....The font for screen names apparently is a sans-serif font...because of this one can read my screen name incorrectly. Written in lower case it is "iacta alea est". The first letter is a capital "i", but with this particular font it can be easily mistaken for an "L". And the phrase is Latin for "the die is cast", Julius Caesar's words when he crossed the Rubicon. That's what I get for trying to be clever.
Saturday at 21:30 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Iacta...I've been telling people that from the time you appeared. Hopefully this clears it up once and for all, "Lacta".
Saturday at 23:21 EST .

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   MeiDei  I thought it was alea iacta est - it's still The Die is Cast or has been cast. Wish I knew the Latin for - Let old wounds heal and fade from memory.
Sunday at 01:26 EST .

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   Mike PHX  I find my Latin wanting...I'm not sure which is the most correct of Caesar's quotes, but both have the gist.
But it also affirms for me that the folks who hang around here aren't very dumb. In fact, the opposite.
Sunday at 02:05 EST .

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   Rake King  A huge no-no in business is misspelling of ones name, I apologize for being guilty of this on Iacta's name. Not having grown up in the Catholc church, Latin is my very weakest language, and as a result I also were never good at the many sayings.
Sunday at 07:37 EST .

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   MeiDei  My Latin is very sketchy, it's been at least 40 years since the Latin Mass was commonplace so Latin is a dim memory. But we use Latin in every day words, i.e., Veritas = truth, Via, Veto & Vice are better known as is veni, vidi, veci. Found a Latin phrase for this wall & suggested viewing: "Vidistine nuper imagines moventes bonas? - Have you seen any good movies lately?" : )

A made for TV movie that made me think was "The Normal Heart" with Julia Roberts who was very good in her role. A few queasy moments in the beginning but heartbreaking in the end as you get to know the characters & their ordeals.
AIDS is not a heartwarming subject & this movie addressed the condition, cause & effect - most appropriate today as the disease is again on the rise.
Sunday at 08:46 EST .

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   Gerty  Miss Mei brings up an interesting pastime. Google is great at translations from and into any language. Try it; it's fun.
Sunday at 19:20 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Rake (and everyone else )...no need for apologies. My given name is Domenick...called Dom by parents, friends etc.....BUT all my teachers, or coaches, or new aquaintences, when first introduced would always say...."Dan! nice to meet you"..or "Don, how are you?"....I always had to say 'Domenick" before they got things right....so "Lacta" instead of "Iacta" is not a bother in any way.
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   MeiDei  Some comedian eons ago had a comedy routine "You can call me... or you can call me ... & on & on" that's all I remember. Does it ring a bell with anyone?
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   Rake King  Mei, here is your mystery comedian from Wikileaks:

Saluga's shtick as Ray J. Johnson is to become annoyed when addressed as "Mr. Johnson", exclaiming in a loud voice, "My name is Raymond J. Johnson, Jr. Now you can call me Ray, or you can call me J, or you can call me Johnny, or you can call me Sonny, or you can call me Junie, or you can call me Junior; now you can call me Ray J, or you can call me RJ, or you can call me RJJ, or you can call me RJJ Jr." ultimately ending with, "but you doesn't hasta call me Johnson!"
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   Rake King  I might add, he became most popular when he was in an Anheuser-Busch beer ad.
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   Iacta alea est posted on Movies & Reviews  Although I usually keep my postings to answering the trivia, I'm going to write a little something now.

why does this page have to be an "either/or" situation regarding what is being posted?

To those who want to post reviews/discussions on movies or TV shows, I say go right ahead, you're not disturbing anything. If posters want to add or comment on your review, they will. Folks are not shy around here.

To the quiz fans (of which I am one ) is there anything special about having the quiz post be in a sequential order? If a review gets placed between two quizzes, so what? That placement does not detract from either the quiz or the review, at least not to me.

So, reviewers, quizzers et.al., have at it, mix it up, make it a big tossed salad. It ain't worth all the agita.
July 17 at 11:21 EST .

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   Gerty  Gerty At the risk of sounding contrary (that's a real bummer! ), I was under the impression that all these interesting tidbits could be accommodated on the Coffee Klatch wall. At least, it was the original purpose of that wall---write whatever we like; propose puzzles; etc.

Miss Y does a stellar job of it often!
July 17 at 17:37 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Sports  Men's Hockey....USA 3 Russia 2. Maybe a preview of the medal round.
February 15 at 12:04 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Movies & Reviews  As my sainted mother would've said...."Before you ate it all, did you ever think someone else might've liked to taste a piece of cake?"
January 12 at 14:29 EST .

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   Lights_Camera_Action  All of Mikes answers were 5 hours after I posted. I would guess he thought others were not playing......however Mike does not need me to be his "mouthpiece" and to state his respect for lacta alea est's mother. Mike can mail my legal fees to LCA, Attorney at Law.
January 12 at 16:21 EST .

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   Richdet  Mike came .... he saw .... he conquered!!!
January 12 at 16:59 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Here's an interesting bit of trivia:
Richdet's kind paraphrasing of a Latin phrase and Iacta's (also Latin ) handle are both attributed to the same historical person.
Name him.
January 12 at 18:13 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  Would that be Julius Caesar Mike?
January 12 at 18:24 EST .

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   Mike PHX  Hope shoots and scores!
Good job!
January 12 at 18:38 EST .

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   Gram77  I can hardly ever beat Mike unless I am up early in the morning. He seems to like to sleep in.
January 12 at 19:30 EST .

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   Safetydude  OK, so I'm going to throw my nickle on the grass...
We all enjoy the M&R page but we're not always able to respond in a timely manner. Other members can and we're left out even 'though we know the answer's.
How about some personal reflection's on the movies?
When did you see it, who were you with, how old were you,
do you own a DVD or casette, etc ?
January 12 at 22:13 EST .

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   StormCnter  Nice idea, Safetydude. First movie date? Age 14, "On The Waterfront", with a 15 year old who is still a good buddy.
January 13 at 06:38 EST .

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   Richdet  First movie dates? It was my very good fortune in my teens that they resurrected "Gone with the Wind," and it kept coming around my neck of the woods in theatrical re-release. That movie alone got me at least three first dates with three different girls over the course of a year or more, once at an indoor screen and twice at drive-ins. Proposing a double date with Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler never failed me.

Given this history of attendance at showings of GWTW, I was surprised years later to watch the movie on tv and realize some scenes looked totally unfamiliar to me, and some plot twists a surprise .... I can't imagine why.
January 13 at 08:49 EST .

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   StormCnter  Richdet, of course GWTW is a favorite of mine, too, but I was very surprised when my granddaughters' nanny, a sweet 30 year old Mexican woman asked to borrow my DVD copy. I couldn't imagine that she even knew about it, much less thought she would enjoy it. She told me, in Spanish, how it's just about as popular in Mexico as in the American South. Go figure! I wonder how Mammy sounds in Spanish?
January 13 at 10:49 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Movies & Reviews  What a day.....O'Toole, Fontaine, and Tom (Billy Jack ) Laughlin....must have been a casting call in Heaven today.
December 15 at 23:14 EST .

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   Mike PHX  I always thought that "Comes in threes" notion was pure BS.
It happened today.
December 16 at 00:43 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Movies & Reviews  R.I.P.....Peter O'Toole
December 15 at 14:35 EST .

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   Rake King  "Lawrence" will forever be his legacy and well deserved.
December 15 at 14:44 EST .

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   HopeandGlory  I enjoyed his role as Mr Johnston in "The Last Emperor" as well. Of course as Lawrence he was superb.
RIP Peter, you will be missed.
December 15 at 15:46 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Nostalgia  Background: Every night at bedtime, I would read a Bible story to my 3 yr. old Lucy, then say the Lord's prayer.Thanksgiving 2003. Here's my favorite memory of my child. Lucy was 3 & her sister was 2 weeks old. My folks came to Ohio to meet their new granddaughter & I cooked Thankgiving dinner for us, them and the ex's parents. We gathered around the table with Lucy sitting at my right hand. I began to say grace...."Heavenly Father.."and without missing a beat Lucy chimed in.."who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy Name.." and she finished the prayer flawlessly. It was perhaps my moment of greatest joy.
March 18 at 03:57 EST .

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   Gerty  What a beautiful picture you paint, Mr. Iacta! I am not ashamed to admit that it brought a tear to my eyes for many reasons---both joyful and sad.
March 18 at 07:23 EST .

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   Rake King  I too agree with Miss Gerty.
March 18 at 09:36 EST .

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   Surfhut  Wonderful memory Iacta. I have the sweetest picture in my head.
March 18 at 19:49 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  For me it was a living confirmation of what Paul wrote...."I planted the seed, Apollos watered, but God gives the increase. Seeing God give the increase to my child was (is ) a deeply profund blessing and source of enormous comfort and reassurance.
March 23 at 15:20 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Movies & Reviews  Gene Hackman..."Popeye" Doyle...."The French Connection"
Al Pacino....Frank Serpico....."Serpico"

Besides being called "The Dark Knight", Batman is also called the 'Darknight Detective'(he made his first appearance in 'Dectective" comics so here goes:

Michael Keaton...Batman, Batman Returns
Val Kilmer...Batman Forever
George Clooney....Batman and Robin
Christian Bale...Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises

Clint Eastwood.....Harry Callahan...Dirty Harry..et.al.
February 23 at 10:22 EST .

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   Rake King  Good ones Lacta!!!
February 23 at 10:45 EST .

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   Surfhut  I was pleasantly surprised how good a job Michael Keaton did as Batman. Love Val Kilmer.
February 23 at 12:16 EST .

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   Iacta alea est posted on Coffee Klatch  OK, I've never seen anything like what I'm about to ask posted here at The Connection, but I'm in un-charted waters and need some good advice. I started working for an engineering firm several months ago. (Expalins my semi-absence from the site ). At work I met an administrator (female ) with whom I've got great chemistry. She's divorced. We are very similar in our political & religious views, have similar senses of humor and enjoy things like Italian food, world history and movie comedies from the 60's & 70's. At the company Christmas party she even (to my surprise ) stole a kiss from me...on the lips. Here's the rub.....she just turned 70 and is beautiful, I'm 55 and she won't go on a date with me because of our age difference. Any advice (besides being persistent )on how to get her to change her mind?
January 28 at 17:59 EST .

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   Surfhut  She kisses you on the lips and then won't go on a date? Was she a little tipsy at the party?
January 28 at 19:14 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Don't want to give the wrong impression, it wasn't a passionate "lip-lock", but it wasn't a peck either. As for being tipsy, I really can't say,I know I got her a ginger ale once and I wasn't hanging around her all that much at the party.
January 28 at 21:02 EST .

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   Montanabound  Iacta, I am glad you are doing well! My father in law, at 47, married a 60 year old. He died nine years ago; she is still with us!

As for advice, I don't know what to tell you other than don't be too persistent. Maybe back off for a little while, but remain friendly. I'm not very good at this - been out of the dating scene for over 30 years.
January 29 at 00:52 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Thanks Montana. But whenI say "persistent" I'm not talking "stalker" (LOL ) or even puppy dog persistent. I'm wracking my brain -small as it is- to come up with some sort of positive argument based in logic and reason why our age difference is small potatoes. I just want the chance to demonstrate that we'd enjoy each other's oompany away from the office as much as we do in the office. BTW I have not noticed her being as jovial with anyone else in the office, and when I asked her out the first time I did so after first asking her if she was already in any sort of relationship. I wanted her to know that I would respect that relationship if indeed she was in one.
January 29 at 04:55 EST .

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   Surfhut  I'm 58, a widow, and the only single woman at work. There is a man around my age whom I find funny, handsome, etc. He, so far, will not take no for an answer. I've gone from enjoying working with him to being very uncomfortable. If I had met him outside of work, I'd probably go on a date, but I've had a rule my entire life: never socialize with a man I work with. My situation might not be exactly the same as yours. That's my 2 cents!
January 29 at 06:59 EST .

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   Rake King  I am fortunate that my mate is still with me after 54 years. But her best girlfriend has been widowed for 30 years and has said openly she has him (her deceased husband ) to compare everyone by and they all come up wanting. Darnest answer I've ever heard. I pass it along as the "I remember him syndrone" that sometimes gets in the way of things. I have a couple of buddies who have never remarried after "D's", but they are "bitter" and have a once it enough attitude. My advice, don't try to be anything other than your self. If it clicks, then you don't have to keep remembering who/what you "should" be.
January 29 at 09:53 EST .

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   Linder  My good friend, 69 and beautiful, is married to a 60 yr old man. She was widowed in her mid 40s with children to finish raising....didn't see anyone for 2 years and she had many invitations. However, this man was persistent...her word. They have been married for many years now and are obviously happy.
January 29 at 11:51 EST .

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   Ynaught  You could take the approach that there is a movie, concert, restaurant or something like that that you want to go to, but don't want to go alone and from your previous conversations, you think she might enjoy going. Emphasize it is not a date, just two friends going out to enjoy a common interest.
January 29 at 15:10 EST .

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   Tessie  Try not to take it personally, lacta. Maybe she doesn't want to be a cougar ;- ) I'm 52 and have no desire to date a 30-something y/o because of the perception it carries. I know, I'm so shallow. (Not to mention that at this day and age a lot of 30-somethings still act like 16 year olds. )
January 30 at 12:34 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  I'm not taking it personally. As I said originally, I'm in uncharted waters (for me ). Y....I did that very thing and she good naturedly demurred. Surf, when younger I avoided workplace romances myself...too much potential for non-professional behavior. But now, in my 50's I know I am mature enough to stay professional no matter what. Montana, I have been very careful not to come on too strong, I don't even flirt...but we do make each other laugh when we swap things like favorite moments from sit-coms.And Rake my friend all I can be is me.
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   Iacta alea est posted on Movies & Reviews  A few more of my favorite movie quotes. A couple may be semi-obscure, but each is from a famous film, spoke (or sung...hint ) by a famous actor. Give whatever info you can.
January 7 at 00:16 EST .

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