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What a lovely goofy pup!

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What a lovely goofy pup!

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Can hardly believe how much I enjoyed “Diane: The Twin Peaks Tapes of Agent Cooper”! Thanks!

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I didn't have a TV when "Twin Peaks" came out. Pity.

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I did, but just never got into it. But then, American TV of any sort hasn't connected for me since - well, I guess I liked Xena ok.

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Me! I can't seem to remember if it is today, two days from now, or yesterday!

https://youtu.be/jB8-nUOe6mE?si=WH4fzXwud8lEWZhg

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Feb 24·edited Feb 24

My son was in Home Depot earlier and asked the associate, "when you're done with this person, could I have some help?" Well, "person" got all indignant and said snidely, "I'm not a person, I'm a lady." I asked him if he said that lady was a subset of person, haha.

I can't imagine walking around that angry all the time.

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A friend of mine was on hall duty when a loud angry parent came in wanting to see someone in charge. She started to say "madam, I need to know ..." and the mom got all huffy, whipped her sort of shawl around her neck and exclaimed "I am not a madam!"

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She was doubtless right. About not being a person.

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We get enough of that right here.

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Gift link to WaPo's update thread about today's South Carolina Republican primary:

https://wapo.st/3IcnAFb

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See also Jherek Bischoff's brilliant holiday album "Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire Walk With Me," featuring carols in the style of the Twin Peaks opening theme. Here's the eponymous cover of Mel Torme's "The Christmas Song" https://youtu.be/X2Sy7nv-dls?list=OLAK5uy_n2Yx2-OR43MCdfDBlre-XmXjV6Yjiirxg

Full playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=OLAK5uy_n2Yx2-OR43MCdfDBlre-XmXjV6Yjiirxg

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Love that. We had a new neighbor who would play their music really loud and in fact it was made worse by the way it reflected off another house. My MIL retaliated by bringing out a boom box and aiming the Twin Peaks music really loudly back in their direction! (She was so mild mannered yet a huge fan of Twin Peaks and slasher movies like "Friday the 13th" or "Nightmare on Elm Street"

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LOL. Brilliant!

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O Sweet Jesus that is Amazing !

That over alone...

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Mr. Dorothea and I were living in North Bend, WA. where they shot Twin Peaks (Mt. Si). We weren't really watching at the time just because we didn't watch a lot of TV. We traveled to Ireland for a 10 day visit and discovered that the Irish were simply mad for Twin Peaks. Maybe it was because of Kyle MacLachlan and Lara Flynn Boyle. When we told them that was where we were from, it was like we were famous. We didn't eat at the Double R Diner (Mar-T cafe) but we told them their pie was delicious. Probably true. BTW, the gorgeous Lara Flynn Boyle made the mistake of Melanie Griffith and Meg Ryan by having her lips poofed. She looks like a freak show.

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They didn’t have the technology back then to make subtle plastic surgery improvements. Plastic surgery can be accomplished much better now.

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It *can* be accomplished much better now, but how do we 'splain those lips on Kimberly Guilfoyle and Lara Trump?

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To answer the "Seriously, how was that shit legal?" question ... because crooks are always thinking up new schemes and the law has to react, not be proactive.

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Too bad trump didn't get in on the expensive phone call racket. He usually grabs a good gift when he sees it.

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I will now post a cat picture on Caturday in the place it belongs! Don't expect this to happen again.

It's OC in 2012! She came to us pregnant and literally starving. She had four beautiful male kittens which we adopted out by the end of November. This was just two months later- we got her fixed right after the kittens were born, once they left she just blossomed, growing an inch or more of hair and gaining pounds in a few months.

https://substack.com/profile/671070-paulomatic/note/c-50267014?utm_source=notes-share-action&r=edsu

She is about to begin a reign of terror throughout the neighborhood that won't end until we make her an indoor cat.

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On alert. Will attack. Why? No reason, just ready to attack.

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Feb 24Liked by Doktor Zoom

She's beautiful. You have been chosen.

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Well I just spent a jolly time at the DEQ, because sitting in your car for an hour while the line inches forward is fun!

But at least I got new tags for the car.

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I have realized I am incapable of washing dishes without soaking my shirt with water.

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I feel seen

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I can't do the dishes and not have my shirt soaked....it's just not possible so that's why I figured out I can do the dishes without a shirt on and get my tummy washed at the same time I wash the dishes! WIN - WIN! My tummy is always spic and span.

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Feb 24·edited Feb 24Author

My sink height would mean without a shirt, I need to prop the ladies on the counter cause they hang kinda low, fucking gravity! lol!

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My girls do get their fair share of splash, but due to my height of 5'3" they are just above the sink and pretty much out of the way....my tummy however is right in the way of the water cannon that is our kitchen sink faucet.

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Feb 24Liked by ziggywiggy

SAME!

I first thought it had to do with the slummy place I used to live in, because everything was half-assed and crappy, and the counters and sink were lower than normal--like, I'm not a giant but I'd have to lean down pretty far...but now I see that it just happens no matter what.

I have a cute apron that I never wear for cooking, but wear to wash dishes.

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Do you own a Panda Poncho?

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Nah, it's a Sears poncho.

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Feb 24Liked by ziggywiggy

I have long since resigned myself to the fact that I simply cannot do the dishes or appropriately give the sinks their daily scrub without soaking at least my right sleeve and as a general rule both sleeves and the front of my shirt.

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Me too, why does that happen?

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Because kitchen counters are not EVER installed slightly tilted back towards the sink to contain water spills. Ours are in fact tilted slightly in the other direction ... any amount of water spilled near the kitchen sink immediately races to the floor.

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If you haven't already seen "Twin Peaks: The Return", you must find a way. (It's currently only available on Showtime, I think.) It does not disappoint -- it exceeded my expectations, and will forever haunt me, like all of Lynch's work.

I'm still disturbed/fascinated by all of it, particularly "Wild at Heart," "Lost Highway", "Mulholland Drive", and the lovely, aptly titled "Straight Story" (in which he foregoes his usual labyrinthine plotting to deliver a sweet, well-told, minimally weird story).

And I still love "Dune," even though Lynch himself loathes it. His vision of Hebert's world is more interesting to me than of the recent Villaneuve films (e.g. the costume designs for the Bene Gesserit & Baron Harkonnen).

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I've seen Blue Velvet, Dune, Wild at Heart, and Straight Story. SS was my favorite. Should I watch Mulholland Drive and Lost Highway? If you had to choose, which would you pick?

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I watched The Return when it came out, but I didn't have Showtime so I was using some janky pirate website. The last two episodes were mislabeled and I watched them put of order, lol. I was very confused.

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I had a friend in Boston who was just incapacitated when his gf moved to LA and then called and dumped him (after only a week, on his birthday! no less). He was not eating and crying all the time and so on. So I told him we were gonna meet up every Monday and I would take him to that Greek resaurant we both liked. Then we would rent a move, and go to his place. Then he had exactly an hour to bitch and moan. And then when the time was up we watched the movie.

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He was really up on DL. And he had concrete ideas about what those movies were up to. Starting with Blue Velvet and when we hit Mulholland Dr he seemed to be pretty much cured of his depression thanks to my David Lynch Therapy.

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He claimed he had the key to the Mulholland Dr narrative but I had to work it our myself. I had to watch it 4 times before I caught on. Once you catch on that one little narrative point then the whole movie makes sense - otherwise it just seem like surreal nonsense. I'm glad we did that. It gave me a real appreciation for DL's artistic method.

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Don't keep us in suspense! What's the key?

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Watch the movie. What is happening inthe first 5 seconds? Keep that in mind. Integrate that with everything that follows

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I LOVE his Dune. It's cheesy as all get out, but I still like it.

The only other Lynch stuff I've seen is "Blue Velvet" and a couple of epis of Twin Peaks.

I'm not sure how/why I never watched it in the 90s when it was playing in real time. I would assume my work schedule had something to do with it (worked a lot of evenings/night shifts).

We started re-watching it at some point during the pandemic and got like 3 epis in and then stopped for some reason.

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That Dune was terrible - but it DID show everyone how far special effects needed to progress before proper sci-fi & fantasy could be brought to life. So ... successful.

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A big chunk of why it was bad was DeLaurentis chopped it from a three hour film that Lynch submitted to an hour and a half without any input from Lynch. There is a 3 hour fan edit on YT, but it does not improve it much.

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I've always felt Lynch properly captured the feel of the books. And the cast was fucking amazing. Now, if you love the books and are a purist it's obviously not going to be your thing.

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Daisy - with a vocabulary that would make a sailor blush - wishing you a happy Caturday

https://open.substack.com/chat/replies/917df8f2-1edc-45ef-af29-0524d557aeef

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Yeah, not gonna argue with Daisy. What Daisy wants, Daisy gets.

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Daisy is such a cutie 🥰

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