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  1. Interesting aside (at least to me): Yesterday I...

    Interesting aside (at least to me): Yesterday I started reading Burning Chrome, a 1986 short story collection of WIlliam Gibson's early work.
    The first story in the tome is "Johnny Mnemonic" and the...
  2. Once I see pix of Gimpy shredding Kingsbury Grade...

    Once I see pix of Gimpy shredding Kingsbury Grade today, then I'll concur...

    :)

    Snow at my pad is already melting and disappearing. :(
  3. Was gonna go patch skiing today. Checked the...

    Was gonna go patch skiing today. Checked the forecasts for Mt. Lola, Castle Peak, and Carson Pass. All said high winds and rain-turning-to-snow. Add to that lower temps overnight (which would equate...
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    CLIMAX Gaspar Noe's latest endeavor owes no...

    CLIMAX

    Gaspar Noe's latest endeavor owes no small debt to Dario Argento's Susperia (FWIW, Noe name-checks Susperia and several other films in the opening segment), especially in terms of the use...
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    Hmmm. The Wikipedia page on Ric Ocasek states...

    Hmmm.

    The Wikipedia page on Ric Ocasek states that they were separated in 2017, so, too, does the Paulina Wikipedia page...but "separated" and "divorced" are two separate things, so my bad...
    ...
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    Undone - Amazon Prime Original

    Stumbled upon this today and marathoned it (each episode is approximately 22-minutes in length, fwiw).

    While the rotoscoped animation isn't anything new (think Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly),...
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    He was like the Roy Orbison of New Wave...or...

    He was like the Roy Orbison of New Wave...or perhaps the Joey Ramone of New Wave?

    Now I am curious to delve into his solo work...
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    Yup, in 2018. And not to diminish Ocasek's...

    Yup, in 2018.

    And not to diminish Ocasek's iconic rock status, but I think folks tend to forget the he kind of shared frontman duties with Benjamin Orr...
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    Not to be morbid, but to be a true trifecta it...

    Not to be morbid, but to be a true trifecta it will have to be another musician who was huge in the '80s...
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    Bummer. Been on a classic Cars binge lately,...

    Bummer.
    Been on a classic Cars binge lately, too. Blasting The Cars and Candy-O the past two weeks.

    OOC, why didn't you post this in the Music forum?
  11. I dunno how accomplished these 8 year olds are,...

    I dunno how accomplished these 8 year olds are, so forgive these ideas if they are too tame:

    Have them rip the Flying Jenny on 1 (one) ski without falling. Or if that run is too easy, then pick...
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    So, I went camping and skiing over Labor Day. I...

    So, I went camping and skiing over Labor Day.
    I did not stock up on brews before I left Truckee, so I was at the mercy of the Raley's in Gardnerville, NV (the last decent pit stop for food/supplies...
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    The only beer I've ever had from Hopworks is...

    The only beer I've ever had from Hopworks is their Pig War White IPA, which was excellent. Not sure if they still brew and can it, though. And I scored that in Bend, OR 4 years ago. Never seen their...
  14. Snowbrains is basically saying 19/20 season...

    Snowbrains is basically saying 19/20 season started 9/10.
    https://snowbrains.com/tahoe-first-snow-yesterday/

    I disagree with them, though.
    :eek:

    For me, the new snow has to 1. Stick around,...
  15. Then again, last/this year's thread was started...

    Then again, last/this year's thread was started at the end of August and the season is still going (i.e. still lottsa snow on CP, Mt. Lola, and elsewhere.

    Dunno what that says to those who are...
  16. Dooood!!!? You've been here long enough to know...

    Dooood!!!?
    You've been here long enough to know better than to start the eventual argumental shit storm of what constitutes a new season!

    That said, it is still 18/19 as far as I am concerned....
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    A DARK SONG 3.5/5 I would have given this...

    A DARK SONG
    3.5/5

    I would have given this slowburn thriller a 4-out-of-5, but I found the ending to be incredibly saccharine and a complete cop-out cum let down.
    However, up until the final few...
  18. I was gonna suggest the same thing, but guessing...

    I was gonna suggest the same thing, but guessing educatedly that L2S and the Mrs. have IKON passes given that Mammoth is their "home" mountain...

    And c'mon, MTT, givin' away all the secret...
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    While I don't regularly read RS and feel that...

    While I don't regularly read RS and feel that it's slipped off quite a lot since the '80s, I did stumble upon this piece yesterday and found it to be a good read:

    Eddie Money: The Patron Saint of...
  20. Yes on Boreal. The nights only pass was always...

    Yes on Boreal.
    The nights only pass was always a good deal in the past, but it seems
    to have gone up a bit (used to be $125 for adults, but now appears to be the same price for everybody...
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    Here's a Double Dose of Ozploitation for your...

    Here's a Double Dose of Ozploitation for your Friday the 13th (incidentally, two with David Hemmings, a Brit who enjoyed much success in the golden era of Ozploitation films).

    Both of these are on...
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    Here are a couple of quasi arthouse horror gems,...

    Here are a couple of quasi arthouse horror gems, perfect for some late night Friday the 13th perusal:

    HAUTE TENSION (aka HIGH TENSION)
    This slick, Gallic thriller is gory and a complete headfuck....
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    Note to self: avoid outdoor privies... On a...

    Note to self: avoid outdoor privies...

    On a happier, yet bittersweet note, here's a story that's both heart-warming and, well, sad:
    ...
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    Don't be fooled, dude. Those are the decoys... ...

    Don't be fooled, dude. Those are the decoys...

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  25. Thread: "The Turn"

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    True indeed. Red Flag fire warning just issued...

    True indeed.

    Red Flag fire warning just issued for this weekend through Monday, too...
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    Not sure how this slipped under my radar, but I...

    Not sure how this slipped under my radar, but I just learned that
    3 From Hell, the sequel to The Devil's Rejects, is screening Monday 9/16, Tuesday 9/17, and Wednesday 9/18:
    ...
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    Eddie Money was one of the first concerts I ever...

    Eddie Money was one of the first concerts I ever saw.
    Napa Town and Country Fair circa 1980/1981.
    Though I can't remember if he opened for Starship, The Beach Boys, Greg Kihn, or Huey Lewis...
    ...
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    I'm still trying to determine the difference...

    I'm still trying to determine the difference between "saltay" and "salty".

    FWIW, as a former journalist and continuing amatuer linguist, I'd never heard "saltay" before today...
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    :) For some reason they keep showing up on my...

    :)

    For some reason they keep showing up on my "Recommended" and "Trending" pop-up lists.

    Then again I keep getting recommended a ton of Indian Bollywood films and I've never watched a single...
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    I dunno...there's three (3!) Atlas Shrugged...

    I dunno...there's three (3!) Atlas Shrugged movies streaming on Amazon Prime...
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    Yo, cut Benny some slack. Dude can't even figure...

    Yo, cut Benny some slack. Dude can't even figure out how to buy a pair of ski boots and y'all expect him to know the difference between Area 59 and Area 51?



    That being said, there are a few...
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    I have been posting a lot of genre and low-budget...

    I have been posting a lot of genre and low-budget recommendations lately, so I thought it was high time to get classic and existential...


    THE SWIMMER
    1968
    starring Burt Lancaster

    This is a...
  33. Protect Ya Neck! I see that the Wu-Tang Clan...

    Protect Ya Neck!
    I see that the Wu-Tang Clan Patches are still in full effect...

    And The October Patch looks HUDGE, relatively speaking.
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    This piece seems to paint a picture of the film...

    This piece seems to paint a picture of the film being met with disdain at TIFF
    https://themuse.jezebel.com/everyone-already-hates-the-goldfinch-1837980829


    But I have seen some other pieces...
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    Um, then talk to your boot fitter?

    Um, then talk to your boot fitter?
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    Those are definitely pre-2009...maybe even older.

    Those are definitely pre-2009...maybe even older.
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    MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN Here's another great late...

    MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN
    Here's another great late night watch (sober or off-tilt).
    An early Bradley Cooper vehicle that is a slick, yet harrowing cinematic adaptation of a classic Clive Barker story....
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    ^^looks more like it's jutting from the wall...

    ^^looks more like it's jutting from the wall...
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    Well that finally explains the appearance of the...

    Well that finally explains the appearance of the cephalopod in The OA...
  41. Well it dusted up on Mt Rose Hwy yesterday and...

    Well it dusted up on Mt Rose Hwy yesterday and some forecasts are hinting at another dusting at higher elevations over the weekend.

    Have not skied any Tahoe area patches in awhile, but Dunderberg...
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    RIP Daniel Johnston

    https://www.austinchronicle.com/daily/music/2019-09-11/austin-songwriting-genius-daniel-johnston-dead-at-58/?fbclid=IwAR0j2HQSfDhnN4VNH4xrgMLWcMDbPIlATEj3z1uWznvhaO0wZkuG9gCftxI
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    Obviously y'all have forgotten that Monty Python...

    Obviously y'all have forgotten that Monty Python captured proof of the Flat Earth Theory on film:

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    You know what is mildly interesting? There is...

    You know what is mildly interesting?

    There is no Round Earth Society...


    Also found this in my Webz wanderings:

    https://www.popsci.com/10-ways-you-can-prove-earth-is-round/
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    So, wait, you actually have not seen her ski yet....

    So, wait, you actually have not seen her ski yet. I mean on snow.
    Your post merely states that you've seen her boots and skis.
    Lots of people have 6 pairs of boots lying around the house and stacks...
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    I missed the original one where Jonny Mosely...

    I missed the original one where Jonny Mosely shredded down a snow covered Fillmore Street overlooking The Marina.
    At the time I was working as the Music Editor at IGN.com.
    I tried to convince my...
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    A TOWN CALLED PANIC If you dig animation and...

    A TOWN CALLED PANIC

    If you dig animation and are willing to read subtitles, then this film is worth the gamble.
    It's teeming with quirky Gallic humor and a ribald sense of absurdism.
    Definitely...
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    Not believing in lunar landings, that I can...

    Not believing in lunar landings, that I can totally get behind.
    I've seen that most excellent documentary, Capricorn One.
    We totally faked that shit.
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    I had to Google "work spouse" as I had never...

    I had to Google "work spouse" as I had never heard the term before.

    Speaking of which...
    If she is your work spouse how will this be possible unless one of you quits your job?
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