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« Reply #300 on: April 04, 2016, 07:02:46 PM »

I was trying to explain the concept of film strips (do you all remember those?) to my kids, and they just didn't get it.

I do! I was still showing those when I taught. They were easier than movies but not as entertaining. VCRs were new then and the school had just one that we all shared. Watching a video took up most of the afternoon, by the time we trooped to the movie room and I tried to figure out why it wouldn't work on the same channel that it did the previous time. And here I am, 30 years later, fighting with the big screen TV at the library. It's a marvel of technology; you can connect a laptop to it but it never works the same way as the previous time. Filmstrips were great!
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« Reply #301 on: April 04, 2016, 08:31:27 PM »

Wow, I'm getting dizzy just looking at those stills you posted, Barry. Have fun, and be safe (and careful).  ;)

I'm no fool, no siree, I'm gonna live to be 103!    ;D


I never saw those Jiminy Cricket films in school, but they look interesting. I was trying to explain the concept of film strips (do you all remember those?) to my kids, and they just didn't get it.

I remember film strips too.  They were boring but at least they didn't break.
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« Reply #302 on: April 04, 2016, 08:45:40 PM »

That sounded like a different mix or am I just dizzy from looking at those pictures?


That was the UK version, Kelley.  Here's the US version as used in the movie...





I've always preferred the UK version.
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« Reply #303 on: April 04, 2016, 08:56:59 PM »

No one liked Gimme Some Lovin' at Bob's Country Bunker...







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« Reply #304 on: April 07, 2016, 05:48:41 AM »

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That's hilarious! I've only ever seen that movie in bits and pieces when my son watches it. It's one of his favorites.
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« Reply #305 on: April 07, 2016, 05:53:55 AM »

You've gotta see the whole movie, Kelley.  The cops are always after Elwood and Jake.  Here's the mall chase scene...




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« Reply #306 on: April 07, 2016, 06:00:21 AM »

Good music too...


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« Reply #307 on: April 07, 2016, 06:17:02 AM »

You've gotta see the whole movie, Kelley. 

Yeah, I know. I'm sure it wouldn't take much persuading to get Kyle to join me. I have seen the mall chase scene and I slept through Aretha's number one time. I had a hilarious dream though and she figured prominently in it.  ;D
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« Reply #308 on: Yesterday at 11:16:34 AM »

I recently finished reading John Cleese's autobiography So, Anyway and right now I'm reading Stephen Fry's autobiography The Fry Chronicles which is lovely. After this one it's on to To Kill a Mockingbird which I somehow have never read before. It's been a while since I've had the motivation to read and now I can't stop!
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« Reply #309 on: Yesterday at 04:02:19 PM »

After this one it's on to To Kill a Mockingbird which I somehow have never read before.

I loved To Kill a Mockingbird, but sadly, nobody else in my family (children, sister, nephew, former spouse) liked it. I'll be curious to hear what you think of it.

My book group is reading The Screwtape Letters, and I am finding it both fascinating and confusing because of its unique perspective. C.S. Lewis was certainly brilliant.
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« Reply #310 on: Yesterday at 05:59:30 PM »

I just finished The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny.  It is a very different fantasy series, nothing like the typical medieval genre fantasy that's out there. 
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« Reply #311 on: Yesterday at 10:49:25 PM »

I loved To Kill a Mockingbird, but sadly, nobody else in my family (children, sister, nephew, former spouse) liked it. I'll be curious to hear what you think of it.

My book group is reading The Screwtape Letters, and I am finding it both fascinating and confusing because of its unique perspective. C.S. Lewis was certainly brilliant.

I'm sure I'll love it, always heard great things about it and I love the film version with Gregory Peck, although I'm sure it doesn't measure up to the book. I'm ashamed to say I haven't read a single book by C.S. Lewis either! I'll be sure to put him on my list of authors to read.  icon_good
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« Reply #312 on: Yesterday at 10:57:25 PM »

I just finished The Chronicles of Amber by Roger Zelazny.  It is a very different fantasy series, nothing like the typical medieval genre fantasy that's out there.

I've never been able to finish The Chronicles of Amber due to studying, but I'm dying to read it as I'm a fan of fantasy. Although only getting to about the second chapter of Nine Princes in Amber, it seemed really interesting and it also seemed wonderfully uncomplicated in the way it was written and relatively easy to take in. Sadly, it's still waiting on the bookshelf, dusting away, haha.
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« Reply #313 on: Today at 02:19:49 AM »

I've never been able to finish The Chronicles of Amber due to studying, but I'm dying to read it as I'm a fan of fantasy. Although only getting to about the second chapter of Nine Princes in Amber, it seemed really interesting and it also seemed wonderfully uncomplicated in the way it was written and relatively easy to take in. Sadly, it's still waiting on the bookshelf, dusting away, haha.


I usually don't like first-person narrative, but it really works here.
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« Reply #314 on: Today at 03:35:11 AM »

After this one it's on to To Kill a Mockingbird which I somehow have never read before.

I loved To Kill a Mockingbird

I never have either but always have intended to read it. I read a lot but I'm not particularly well-read if that makes sense. Right now I'm finishing a bio on Ruth Lyons, who was a pioneering radio and TV personality in Cincinnati. I stumbled upon her on YouTube and found her quite interesting!
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« Reply #315 on: Today at 12:03:36 PM »

What about Ancient Greece literature? Since October 2015 I read Homer, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Herodotus, Thucydides, etc. Still read Aristophanes. Very intersting dive into the ancient world.
Anyone read it?
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