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Today’s hed gif source is “The 4th Man.” More info here: https://open.substack.com/pub/martiniambassador/p/the-fourth-man

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Nov 21, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

Well that looks juicy.

Verhoeven's movies can be a little, um, overheated, but I'll take a chance.

And while the title is clearly a nod to Carol Reed's masterpiece, it also makes me recall The 10th Victim, a weirdly prescient mid-60s Italian flick that contemplates government-sponsored reality TV killing.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_10th_Victim

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Nov 21, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

Brilliant.

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I still remember Tobor the Eighth Man (actually that opening looks like a Tabs!)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTiysOs-91w

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Ooh, how have I missed this?! Love it!

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Nov 21, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

I don't think I ever noticed your thing that says you "do France stuff"--cracked me up this morning, my friend!

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Nov 21, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

"The Third Man" ruined me for this film.

Needs more zither music!

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Nov 21, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

I saw the 4th Man years before the Third Man. I thought they were both pretty great.

Dunno about the Second or Fifth men.

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By the time they got to The Sixth Man, the franchise had gone stale and repetitive.

Of course, the fanbros are upset that they're planning a gender-switch remake of of the Fifth Man.

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The Sixth Man is not a number, he is a free man!

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"Is that a pistol in your petals?"

Pistil

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Nov 21, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

You have done it, the Ultimate Tabs, a short subject worthy of submission to the Oscar committee.

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Nov 21, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

Ironic that today’s gif features a man consumed by a dream.

I told my psychiatrist about a recurring nightmare.

I’m walking down the street and people are pelting me with quarters, dimes, nickels and pennies.

She told me I’m afraid of change

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Only a ruble believe that story.

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You will peso much for having told this joke.

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Didn't they make a movie of this starring Christine Lati?

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Was she an old witch, like a krona?

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To be Franc, she had a Yen to help, but was a bit Lira

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Mark my word.

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And bet your bottom dollar. And show them no quarter. (This comment has two bits.)

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Look, we don’t need this kind of drachma.

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In for a penny, in for a pound

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I'm not oboled over by that pun.

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Euro not getting enough sleep, it's common cents.

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Was it a dream where you see yourself standing in sort of sun-god robes on a pyramid with a thousand naked women screaming and throwing little pickles at you? 🤔

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Please. **Average** pickles.

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Please, honey, after my second ex husband, I don't artificially inflate pickle size any more. Tiny pickles iz tiny pickles 🤷‍♀️😀

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Her name was Penny.

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Nov 21, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

Makes cents.

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To coin a phrase.

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Make this all make cents! 😀

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Presque vu!

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I realized after the fact that I repeated what someone already said above. I will accept my lashing lol

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Nov 21, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

ba dum tish!

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Nov 21, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

I never knew Bucharest before the war either...

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Nov 21, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

I like Krabbe- have to see if I can find the movie

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Oh that was fun!

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Nov 21, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

Haven’t read the Tabs yet - had to stop the car and run down here to uplike the TABZ!

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Nov 21, 2023Liked by Martini Glambassador

Whew, that looks like one heck of a film. Sounds like something that would be right in MsEppe's wheelhouse.

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Nov 21, 2023Liked by Rebecca Schoenkopf

I live in the same part of Louisiana that Fenton is in, a lot of small towns here profit from fines. There's a town that's between the town where I live and the city where I work that will pull people over for going 2 miles over the speed limit. You can always tell who lives here and who's just visiting, because residents know to obey the posted speed limit to the millimeter. (BTW I am not defending this practice, I think it sucks and is not a sustainable way to power a town.)

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Obligatory, because no one can ever have enough Jason Isbell sad songs in their life:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lhk70M1KpDs

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First time hearing this song. Damn, I ain't cryin', YOU'RE cryin'! That was the perfect sad song for a rainy day all alone in a small town. Thanks for posting it.

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Jason does sad songs that set a mood better than anybody.

Those lyrics literally transport you to a little town in flyover country.

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Nov 21, 2023Liked by Rebecca Schoenkopf

Y'all - we need to talk about the propaganda, now

Seriously

"The GOP's take on the 1/6 surveillance videos -- that they show a mostly "normal day" at the Capitol -- is like saying April 20, 1999 was a normal day at Columbine High School. "Look at these kids just coming and going to class!" Yeah, it was normal until about 11:20"

https://twitter.com/timjacobwise/status/1726962393945919670

https://twitter.com/protecttruth_/status/1726966938402947259

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Nov 21, 2023Liked by Rebecca Schoenkopf

Garrett Bucks takes a look at corporations' rather silly and performative allyship. Oh, Listerine. . .

https://thewhitepages.substack.com/p/in-this-time-of-thanksgiving-a-tribute

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Speaking of how this country treats people differently who look different

I fervently agree with the professor that the former prosecutor pundits all need to be saying this

"If Trump were a Black man accused of leading illegal gang activities and spoke about judges, the prosecutor & witnesses the way he does, he would be gagged. Hearing would be 10 mins. Or he’d be jailed. Why don’t our TV fmr prosecutor pundits address this truth? #RuleofLaw"

https://twitter.com/SIfill_/status/1726971126591692803

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Nov 21, 2023Liked by Rebecca Schoenkopf

Thank you so much for sharing the excellent NYT interview with Rabbi Brous, Rebecca.

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I said I'd post this this a few times leading up to Thursday -

Here’s a printable PDF of my version of pumpkin pie - a tweak of Martha Stewart’s recipe, and not ALL that different from the recipe on the can. But better! Really! This makes Damn Good Pie, as Agent Cooper might have said…

https://drive.google.com/file/d/17nmU2SnZT2FMWYfHostqD4XtJEvXE8md/view

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Biden confused the number 1 pop star in the country with the pop star with the number 1 book in the country. He reads! Burn the witch!

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Picked up a ~13 lb fresh turkey last night. Today I'll quarter it and get a breast quarter going in the sous vide. Thinking of bagging the 3 quarters for the freezer in sous vide bags with butter and cajun seasoning. Still deciding on freezing them before or after sous vide.

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If your bath is big enough, might as well cook all 4 quarters while the water's up to temp and then freeze them afterwards. I've never noticed much of a difference SV before.

Why not cook two, freeze three, and then compare a pre-cooked frozen to a cooked-from-frozen and see which you prefer?

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Our new apartment has a gas oven range. I know, I know. As bad as it is for the environment, I absolutely adore cooking with gas. It's infinitely better than electric. Also, I have no control over the appliances in a rental, so I'm not going to kick myself over it. Just enjoy it while I can!

Also, here's the new Capital One commercial with John Travolta as Santa. It just made my morning!

https://youtu.be/Dj6KQ_bLXf0?si=g0B5g4XbNdo_UQo2

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Easier to clean, too - no elements sticking out.

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today's electric stoves are flat-topped! but no, I can't get anything in between "off" and "boiling over." Simmer doesn't seem to exist :/

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My induction top is as controllable as gas, but it's all wasted on me anyway. What I do to prepare food for eating can in no way be described as "cooking".

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Do you feel there's as much of a difference with the oven as with the rangetop? I'm on LPG, but would really like to install that dual fuel range oven one of these days, for the convection/proof/warm features my plain Jane gasser lacks. If you haven't tried induction, it turns off almost as quickly as gas, and heats the room less. I wouldn't expect to find an induction rangetop in 99% of apartments, but the little induction hotplates 'cook'.

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You know, you're right! I really can't tell much of a difference with the oven. However, cooking on the stove is like night and day.

When/if I ever own a house, I do think I'd like induction, though. Seems like a nice compromise.

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I LOVED MY INDUCTION STOVE SO MUCH.

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Nov 21, 2023Liked by Rebecca Schoenkopf

Well, if it's good enough for our beloved Editrix, it's good enough for me!

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I got a simmer plate for my gas stove. I don't know if the orifices are wrong, but turned all the way down is still more than a simmer. It works as advertised, but I think the Vigo black beans and rice, that I need to simmer more than anything, are going in the Instant Pot henceforward. My oven runs about 75*F high, no calibration feature.

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Instant Pots scare me a little! My grandmother had a pressure cooker explosion once, and it scarred me (and her!) for life. Glad you like yours, though.

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Gas is way better than electric. So much better heat distribution.

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Invaluable.

--- https://twitter.com/DougJBalloon/status/1726765070812577958 New York Times Pitchbot

I am an anti-Big Tech, Jewish supporter of the free press. Here’s why I applaud the efforts of Elon Musk, who I do not support, to use Republican prosecutors, who I do not support, to silence reporting on his love for Adolf Hitler, who I do not support.

by Glenn Greenwald

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the Ezra Klein thing is really good

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Is it just my computer, or does Wonkette need to update their certificate or check their clock? what does this mean?

"Your connection is not private

Attackers might be trying to steal your information from wonkette.com (for example, passwords, messages, or credit cards). Learn more

NET::ERR_CERT_COMMON_NAME_INVALID"

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you may have saved an old link to httpS://wonkette.com ; it needs to be http://wonkette.com (no S)

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I'm still using the old "S" address, and I have no problems?

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sometimes it works, sometimes it tells you we are SPAM HAXXORS. So once it does that, you know how to fix it!

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But I don't like SPAM!

That's not entirely true. I like turkey SPAM, which might be as close to actual turkey as I get this Thursday.

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It's not just you. There's something wonky about this site. I don't think it's dangerous but I get that message sometimes.

And when I click the home page often I just get a blank page.

When I click into the comments for an article it appears to do nothing at all. So I Refresh the page and then I'm in the comments. So behind the scenes it did it but not visibly.

But as far as things go, I'm 100% there's nothing malicious going on other than liberalism. :)

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Librulizm is communist fascism you know!

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Bot problem .... solved. Muhahaha.

Basically the video shows a ton of accounts making similar statements ... that are clearly not matching the very same video that each post includes. So that bot service prepared a long list of generated text, but then combined that with the wrong video. Geeez.

https://twitter.com/LarsWienand/status/1726973441860059641

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Nov 21, 2023·edited Nov 21, 2023

"Jenny Rosenstrach’s Husband Andy’s Pomegranate Kale Salad"

What exactly was Jenny's role here? Why isn't it just "Andy Rosenstrach's Pomegranate Kale Salad"?

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Nov 21, 2023Liked by Rebecca Schoenkopf

Andy was doing nothing to help Jenny in the kitchen so she screamed at him to "Make the salad!" That was her role.

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Entirely plausible.

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