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   Safetydude posted on Politics  Now here's a couple that can really identify with the average American.
August 21 at 22:36 EST .

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   Safetydude posted on Jokes  Ok, so these six geezers, sorry, these six seasoned citizens... ok, ok, these six retirees are playing large stakes poker in the condo clubhouse when Harry looses 500 dollars on a single hand. He throws in his cards and he gasps, chokes, grabs his chest and keels over, dead.

Being very respectful of the dead the rest finish playing the game standing up.

Finally, one of the guys asks "So, who's gonna' tell Harry's wife"?
They cut cards and Wilma cuts a deuce and has to pass on the bad news.

They tell her to be discreet, be gentle, don't make a bad situation worse.
"Discreet", she says, "I'm the most discreet person you'll ever meet. Discretion is my middle name. Leave it to me".

And Wilma goes over to Harry's condo and rings the bell.
The wife answers and asks her what she wants?

So, Wilma tells her "Harry just lost 500 dollars in our poker game and he's afraid to come home".
"Tell him to drop dead"! shouts the wife.

"Ok", answers Wilma, "I'll go tell him".

That's discretion.
August 16 at 21:39 EST .

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   Safetydude posted on Main Page The Lobby  More of our tax do$$ars at work. Be very, very proud.
August 11 at 18:06 EST .

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   Safetydude posted on Main Page The Lobby  Is anybody else as sick and tired of hearing about Cecil the Lion on every talking head and "news" program on TV, as I am?

In the meantime Obama is about to cause the shut-down of power plants to get in good with the UN and cause the cost of whatever energy is available to skyrocket.

One tired old lion V the welfare of thousands of Americans...go figure.
August 2 at 21:30 EST .

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   Safetydude posted on Movies & Reviews  Since all y'all are big time movie aficionados maybe you can answer two movie'ish questions.

1. What makes a movie a 'film', or what makes a film a 'movie'?

2. Why is it when when people in a movie, or film, bring home a 'take-out' meal it's
always Chinese food in those square cardboard boxes and everybody knows how to
eat with chopsticks?
July 21 at 21:22 EST .

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   StormCnter  (1 ) My uninformed opinion is that it's a movie when ordinary people discuss it, but a film when the discussion involves NYT entertainment critics or Robert Redford's Sundance festival.
(2 ) For the same unexplained reason no one in a movie ever has to look up a phone number.
July 22 at 06:27 EST .

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   MeiDei  Film & movie are interchangeable - but now that some movies are not 'filmed' but digitalized maybe 'film' should mean those movies before the digital age.

As for Chinese food and chopsticks, from pre-school days & using chopsticks -I learned from watching - seemed easy. Who doesn't like Chinese take out?
July 22 at 07:27 EST .

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   MeiDei  I'm waiting for Iacta or Rich to add their expertise....
July 22 at 11:22 EST .

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   Richdet  (1 ) I would say the term "film" took hold as movies themselves began to be seen as a genuine art form, worthy of serious evaluation, and the entire academic field of "film study" got rolling, probably no later than the 60s.

Maybe worth noting that when you read about, or see clips of, performers and film-makers from Hollywood's "golden age," they are as apt to refer to them as "pictures" as they do "movies." The latecomer term, "film," seems intended to differentiate "serious" work (even among comedies, such as the re-discovery and the re-evaluation of the silent comedians in the 70s ) meeting the test of time from the not-so-serious.

(2 ) My hunch -- it's easier to photograph people eating Chinese takeout than pizza, let's say. Less of a distraction from the dialogue. Also less likely to require wardrobe changes between takes. And I am sure many performers, with their various food issues, are less likely to balk at pretending to eat Chinese takeout.

Keep in mind actors sometimes avoid eating the food, actual or pretend, used in a scene. Some keep buckets out of camera range so they can spit it out between takes. Understandable if you end up doing multiple takes pretending to chomp down a hot dog or whatever.
July 22 at 13:14 EST .

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   Iacta alea est  Agree w/ Rich about Chinese food.....right before setting out to kill Sollozzo, the Corleones are seen sitting around eating Chinese take-out (The Godfather )
July 23 at 00:54 EST .

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   Safetydude  Thank y'all for answering. I feel 'smarter' already.
July 23 at 17:23 EST .

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   Safetydude posted on Coffee Klatch  Our taxes at work. We should be proud.
July 13 at 22:44 EST .

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   Safetydude posted on Main Page The Lobby  As we didn't know.
You'll never read this in a US paper.
(I know it should be on "The Road" wall but nobody ever goes there )
July 7 at 12:05 EST .

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   MeiDei  Worst place for electric cars is the East Coast.
July 7 at 13:23 EST .

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   Safetydude posted on Main Page The Lobby  Once upon a time we had a Secretary of State.
July 3 at 18:12 EST .

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   Safetydude posted on Coffee Klatch  Happy Birthday, America.
July 2 at 19:27 EST .

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   Balogreene  Thank you Mr. SafetyDude. I have seen some, not nearly enough.
July 3 at 19:38 EST .

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   Safetydude posted on Jokes  Ok, so this Navy F-14 is somewhere over the Pacific heading for California when it develops a fuel problem. The pilot calls a low fuel emergency over 'guard channel' on his radio.

A Hawaiian Air Guard(ANG )KC-135 on orbit responds but because of different services and budgets they don't think they can help and recommends the guy divert to Kaneohe NAS and have the problem looked after.

"Listen to me" says the Navy guy, "I've been in the Persian Gulf for fourteen months and on Monday I got a call from my wife who said that there was going to be some f***ing going on at my house this Saturday and if I wanted in on it I'd better be there".

"10-4 Navy", responds the ANG pilot, "here are my coordinates, you can have all the gas you need and I'll do the paperwork and explaining later".

Not exactly funny but pretty close to the truth.
June 24 at 17:13 EST .

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