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Sep 24, 2023Liked by ziggywiggy

I remember seeing The Frighteners in the theater in 1996.

There was only 3 of us in the theater at 1pm on a saturday.

I thought it was OK.

It was filmed in New Zealand with Peter Jackson directing.

The judge was played by John Austin, who had brought his stepson Sean to the set.

Sean Astin talks about how meeting Peter then landed him the role of Samwise in Lord of the Rings later on.

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

Patty Duke, Sean's mother, had several lovers in a row. It took a DNA test to show that Sean's biological father is Michael Tell (who was renting one of Patty's rooms and they had a flash marriage that lasted a short while) and not John Astin or Desi Arnaz Jr.

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Sep 24, 2023Liked by ziggywiggy

There is a blooper in the movie.

Peter Dobson's character (he has been killed and is now a ghost) at one point yells "You gotta help me, Mike."

Michael J Fox's character is named Frank.

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aww man, i missed it? well hell, i guess i'll have to watch it by myself - this movie is so quotable

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wackadoodle Peter Jackson > landscape photography Peter Jackson

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Sweeping panorama chase scenes Peter Jackson wears out his welcome very quickly.

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Republicans have such a deep bench of stupid – it constantly amazes me.

I watched some of the Merrick Garland Clown Barbecue hearing last week and, besides the usual clowns, there were all these new (to me) right wing assholes trying for their Fox News fundraising moment. Of course there was the usual Jim Jordan and Matt Gaetz yelling their lies and bullshit – but there were also people like the asshole Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R) NJ bludgeoning Garland with the idiot question of "Are Catholics extremists of not!?".

Just once I'd like to see one of these witnesses being abused by the Republican clowns sit up and punch back. But I guess that would make the clowns happy and be just what they want.

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Behold the violence inherent in the system!

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This is probably petty AF, but I don’t care if TFG ends up confined to home arrest, as long as he has to wear a prison jumpsuit & ankle monitor, is not allowed to wear makeup, and ESPECIALLY isn’t allowed any hair styling tools or hairspray. And has to be photographed that way from all angles.

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An orange jumpsuit (tailored of course!) might be very flattering for Trump's rotund figure. And the orange color might give him that orange "glow of health" he craves, in the absence of his usual fake tan stuff. 😃

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Can we stick a candle in for Halloween?

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While make up is available through the commissary in a women's prison I don't know if male prisoners have that same access. I do know that hairspray and other such products are NOT allowed in prisons.

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Hairspray can be made into torches.

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How ever would he tame those dozen 30 foot hairs?

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he might try a big old braid.

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The lack of makeup would be embarrassing, but the lack of hairspray to keep that *style* would be absolutely devastating to him. So yeah, that’s what I want.

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No internet access. Period.

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restrictions on visitors (family only, hahahahahaha), and in particular no reporters or media. monitored mail and phone. cheerios for breakfast. lots of yogurt. oh, i could go on all day.

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Abso-fucking-lutely.

My internet was out for 3 days last week and I nearly lost my mind, and I’m not even on social media, except for comments here. I’d love for TFG to experience that forever.

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“𝗪𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘆 𝗺𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝗺𝗲 𝘄𝗲𝗮𝗿 𝗮𝗻 𝗼𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝗷𝘂𝗺𝗽𝘀𝘂𝗶𝘁?” 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗿𝗲𝗮𝘁 𝗼𝗳 𝗽𝗿𝗶𝘀𝗼𝗻 𝗵𝗮𝘀 𝗯𝗿𝗼𝗸𝗲𝗻 𝗗𝗼𝗻𝗮𝗹𝗱 𝗧𝗿𝘂𝗺𝗽’𝘀 𝗯𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻

𝘐𝘵 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘮𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘛𝘳𝘶𝘮𝘱 𝘩𝘢𝘴 𝘣𝘦𝘦𝘯 𝘱𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘭𝘢𝘸𝘺𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘢 𝘤𝘦𝘳𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘰𝘱𝘪𝘤.

https://www.jefftiedrich.com/p/will-they-make-me-wear-an-orange?utm_source=post-email-title&publication_id=1162742&post_id=137348243&utm_campaign=email-post-title&isFreemail=true&r=2kylin&utm_medium=email

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"Has further broken Donald Trump's 'brain'"

FTFY

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Maybe he can wear the traditional black and white stripes in a shirt and pants. After all, Trump is a traditional crook.

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Sep 24, 2023·edited Sep 24, 2023

He'll ask to have special stripped uniforms made for him, ones with the stripes running vertically as opposed to horizontally.

It's a more slimming cut.

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he couldn't get much slimmer, unless he decides to say that he currently weighs 180, what with the worry and all.

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Seems fair. Prisoners in our county still wear them.

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Does the prison commissary sell orange pancake makeup?

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Cassidy Hutchinson sez the PAB refused to wear a mask because it messed up his makeup.

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If he were penned in the South, there's the red clay from the prison yard...

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Except I don’t think he’ll be allowed to wear his “tanning” makeup in prison.

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deletedSep 24, 2023·edited Sep 24, 2023
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How do you figure there's only a "slight" chance he's found guilty? I'll grant you I don't know what they'll do with him upon a guilty finding, but I would be stunned to see him walk on all charges in all venues.

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I hate the fact that I agree with you, aside from that 44% figure. I refuse to believe we have that many delusional people in this country!

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Whar decorum?

Ron Filipkowski:

Clay Higgins says Fetterman’s clothes are communist.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/F6yWG08XwAARZOB?format=jpg&name=small

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Clay Higgins has jumped one too many stumps, but hey, he's p. much the exemplar 2023 GOP legislator.

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Clay Higgins needs to be exiled to an ice floe in the Arctic.

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I don't know of too many card-carrying communists who can afford to spring for an $80 fleece hoodie.

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GQP brain trust: People who wear Carhart are anti-American stooges!

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Clay Higgins is an ignorant bumpkin.

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The guy seems genuinely simple. I mean he says things on par with Mad Marge or Bobo, but gets nowhere near the attention.

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he used up his 15 minutes on the whar boxes

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What kind of “nonpartisan” pollster titles their work as “Troubles for Biden : no just his age”?

https://www.langerresearch.com/wp-content/uploads/1230a3PresidentialPolitics.pdf

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It's all about the clicks. Whether it's legit or not is utterly irrelevant.

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Did they conduct that poll at the Wyoming Republican Convention?

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WaPo calls its own poll likely very wrong. Gee, why release it? Hey, I bet this makes horse race and “Dems in disarray” stories for the week.

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Speaking of rich people, our neighbors (not the friendly ones) had this very cool patio furniture set -- a glass table with four wicker-like chairs and footstools, all with cushions, that stow neatly under the table, with a canvas cover to put over all. But one of the footstools lost a piece! Oh, no, what to do? Get rid of it and get a new one, obviously!

So last night we sat on the deck in the twilight and ate dinner at our snazzy new table. One person's trash etc., I guess.

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My sister wants to get a new couch. I told her to give me a few weeks. I guarantee one of my neighbors will toss out something that looks brand new by then.

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Sep 24, 2023·edited Sep 24, 2023

Some of our most beautiful furniture are castoffs I found at yard sales, cleaned up, and either refinished, repainted, or reupholstered and made functional and beautiful again.

I LOVE finding old pieces of furniture and renewing their beauty. There are few efforts I find as rewarding.

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I used to find the most amazing stuff dumpster diving though I haven't done that in a few years, people can be ridiculously stupid.

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This stuff is going to be an epic shitshow as time goes on.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-66877718

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It's an epic shitshow now. New tech invariably is exploited to stretch the limits of Rule 34.

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Computer technology and the internet scores again. Instead of offering transmission of knowledge and real current events it ends up confusing fantasy with reality. Hence Qanon, MAGA, unmonitored Twitter, and crap like this.

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Sadly, this kind of thing is happening to every public person, every singer, Kpop star, actor, etc. There are a lot of depraved people out there.

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Eeesh. Human extinction can't come soon enough.

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Gah.

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Got there ahead of me! Birb.

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Things that go boom, 16th Century style: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nRoUiN9xkEM

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Nice.

We like the wrought iron swivel guns

The wrought iron swivel guns that go boom

We're Tigra and Bunny

And we like the boom

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Five is right out.

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Considering the nature of the weapon, I doubt you'd need a fifth shot, as your opponent would be giving you a wide berth.

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I was watching one of those "fiscal conservative hard liners" on Meet the Press earlier. I was surprised when Kristin Welker didn't ask Tim Burchette (R-idiculous), why if he was so concerned about the fact that we're taking in $5 trillion, and spending $7 trillion, why don't we raise taxes? Sure, we could cut spending, but why don't Republicans EVER cut spending when they're in office? Because the three largest drivers of the debt are defense, SS, and Medicare. If Republicans want to cut those 3 programs, they should do it when THEY are in power.

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Because that would be journalism, and actually take some effort.

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EXCUSE ME, EXCITING SPACE NEWS:

OSIRIS-RExis safely down on the desert ground NOW, and having Bennu samples recovered.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kdwyqctp908

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NPR had a few of the scientists on that mission on, one retold the story of a dream he had, he was working at the souvenir shop on Bennu wondering why he put all of that effort into returning a sample when he could just go outside and pick up some material. lol.

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So when does the Andromeda Strain get loose?

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THAT was my first thought...

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YAY!

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This is really cool. The whole mission.

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Holy fuck, long forgotten and extremely dangerous Heritage Foundation is alive and well!

We need to WAKE... THE... FUCK... UP!!

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I don't know, it's trump's playbook.

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They're leading the charge in utter evil, competing with the neo-feudalists of the Federalist Society.

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Which is the group that groomed the likes of Kavanaugh?

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That was the Federalist Society, a clique of reactionary lawyers. The Heritage Foundation is more like an all purpose reactionary "think" tank.

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"Think tank" = propaganda mill.

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Reactionary is the best description. The whole ACA is from the Heritage plan put out as a reaction to the waaaay back machine Hillary Care single payer. Mittins set it up in Mass, it worked ok so Obama thought (foolishly) that, since it was a rethug plan, then rethugs would be OK with it. Rethugs are never honest with anyone about anything.

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Actual vet (and my online husband) has something to say about Cpl. Bonespurs' cowardly bullshittery...

𝗣𝗲𝘁𝗲 𝗕𝘂𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗴𝗶𝗲𝗴 𝗻𝗮𝗶𝗹𝘀 𝗧𝗿𝘂𝗺𝗽 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝘂𝗴𝗹𝘆 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗮𝗯𝗼𝘂𝘁 𝘄𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱𝗲𝗱 𝘃𝗲𝘁𝘀

https://www.rawstory.com/trump-wounded-vets/

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Veteran. For a moment I thought you were talking about a doggie doctor.

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But, but Donnie just loves America so much. He even fondles the flag.

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That's assault.

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paul shares that bristling rage.

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As I commented earlier, get a combat medic NCO riled about something, and realize there is hell to pay.

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The “shocking” WaPo poll said Trump was winning people 18-35 yrs old 53-38. Give me a fucking break.

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Asked leaving a Ted Nugent show

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The Liberal Media has to make this a horse race, come hell or high water.

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they forgot to mention them youths are all the entirety of the Kid Rock fanclub

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Maybe they shouldn't have used Squishface's contact list.

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A good question I heard this morning: How many Biden '20 voters will be Trump voters in '24?

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That’s maybe not such a good question, because I believe the percentage won’t matter at all.

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In the breakdown of that poll the authors tied themselves into some crazy ass knots to deflect, qualify, explain, and all around say anything except there may have been some issues with the polling data.

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I have a grandchild in that age group and have spent enough time around her, her partner and their friends to know that this WaPo poll is absolute bullshit.

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Kinda like the CNN "poll" a week or two ago. That Turmp's campaign literally helped pay for.

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I see Trump's advantage in that young Republican idiots will vote in every single election, our younger people only show up if they have some motivation. Personally, I think the threats of a national abortion ban and Christofascism are all I need to get motivated to vote.

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