Feb 11, 2014 at 11:23:54
“We saw U2 here in chicago perform Led Zepplin.
We saw eric Clapton the night half his band perished in a helicopter crash.
We saw the Police a few years ago at Chuchill Downs.
We saw Billy Joel, with a hot touring band, at Alpine Valley. He sang for three hours and everyone sang every song with him. My wife cried.
I saw montrose with Sammy Hagar, king crimson and Peter Frampton in a single night.
Annie Lennox, in the rain, in the worse venue ever, "the world" in the south suburbs. She was quite ill, but sang like her life counted on it from 8 pm until nearly 2:00 am. Her voice was like a precious jewel.
I keep the stubs in a fire proof box. These represent some of the most significant times of my life. Never the ticket stubs!”
Tuula Westra on Feb 11, 2014 at 11:59:11
“I keep my Rolling Stones 3 concert tickets/stubs, keep Elton John, keep all Andrew Lloyd Weber musical stubs, keep Placido Domingo, keep the Red Army Dancers&Choir, keep ABBA musical, keep Billy Elliot musical, keep Andre Rieu concerts, 3, plus many more, I also will forever keep the programs.”
“I don't usually look at these articles, but was wondering who the heck was Coco Roca. I was floored. Mind you, asa guy you look at, way Michelle or Maggie and just think about how you might fantasize about how to get such a thing off her.
Then you see that last thing and your mind just flips out! You briefly remember the Seinfeld Pirate shirt episode, then get lost in what the heck this thing might be. Finally, you think it must have been designed by the house of Rubiks.”
“I was a black guy (still am) in Brooklyn in a suit and tie and had a hard enough time getting a cab to mid town and a much worse tie getting back. I had to literally get a colleague to flag the cab. When it would pull over, I would jump in. I would then request to my hotel after the lecture about various places the cab would not go. New York is weird.”
“Is it a coincidence that "Enid" is "Dine" spelled backwards?
OK. I had a neighbor. She was a lovely, churchy type woman. She was small and kind of boyish in figure and demeanor. She often wore a backwards white sox cap. This because ofthe hair loss she endured during those last few months of chemotherapy before we lost her. I am pretty sure she and her husband, a Viet Nam war vet (Pilot) woud have a hard time in this town of Enid, where one is judged and stamped based on appearance and snap impression.”
Feb 8, 2014 at 17:22:09
“Any film that stars Will Smith is a "Will Smith vehicle". It was cute when he was in his twenties, but I expect him to act in his forties. More and more he acts less and less, not like Spencer Tracy and more like the old Eddie Murphy. My dad, who was among other things an actor of stage called it "Mugging for the camera". It ain't acting.
I would not watch this without Jeff Goldblum. But a really good well developed script would be a great feature beyond too much alien special effects. We get that every week. As for Will Smith? Consider a real earth hero like "Idris Elba" or that guy in "twelve years a slave" whose name I can't pronounce or spell right. I love him.”
“I thin k we should all speak english, but stop faulting people for speaking their native or preferred language when they feel like it. With one exception.
I have noted of late that the "lingua franca" of modern software engineering is Hindi. More and more, most of the programmers who program our computers are native of India. And this is OK. But I find it annoying that a) more people who are native to America do not do this work and b) most annoying, when I communicate design or architectural idea to them, they have to retranslate the ideas in to hindi or one of hundreds of other dialects or languages.
I do not understand why only people from India and or China are doing this work, handing out the jobs and running the businesses.”
“I was impressed by his reasoning and clear thinking. The "Art of War" teaches the importance of choosing the terrain for doing battle, if one must. This has always been one of the most valuable lesson in the book. I have no doubt his focus on the terrain he chose to challenge himself will result in Gold (again).
“Perfection of objective. In my neck of the woods women are thicker. Beyonce style. Twiggy would be rejected as a sick or poorly fed lady who could not figure out how to get Grits in to a skillet or pan.
From my perspective the woman with the perfect body is always the woman in your arms at the moment. However, if she is the perfect woman, the whole world stops and she is the only woman that matters.”
“For the same reason I do not go to a person who has taken an oath of chastity to give me sexual advice, I am unclear who a guy whop claims to be a Reverend, will not shut up talking about things he has neither seen or read about int he only book he seems to have ever glanced through.
he knows very , very little about the troubles or tribulations of women in America, yet, like that fool from "Duck Dynasty", he insists women are "happy working in the fields" of life. Often abused, over worked, over whelmed, under paid, not appreciated and disrespected, yet put upon for their vote to maintain the status quo of "Jane Crow" politics that neither nourishes nor empowers them.
When I see "Gomer's Uncle" pontificating in the abstract against women, I ask myself how would any woman ever vote for him (christian or otherwise) and why would any self respecting man?”
“Well, no. Actually Mitt Romney was crucial in helping Latinos and Hispanics in connecting with President Obama. You see, Mr. Obama never suggested those who entered the country illegally rather than remain home and watch your loved ones starve or die in abject poverty "self deport" back and watch your loved ones starve or die in abject poverty. Mr. Obama's stubborn insistence on treating everyone with respect and life with reverence seemed to cause them to drift over to him, ignoring those who ran away from Romney. So...
If you want Latino or Hispanic votes, you need to understand they are not likely to vote against their own self interest, like most Republicans who are not in the 1/2 of one percent who own half of the wealth in the USA.
Try advocating their membership in the family of America. My grandfather came in through Ellis Island semi-legally, but my father was born here. His was a citizen. My uncle faught Japanese in the Pacific (note, literally hand to hand). They toil here every day and bring thed bacon home to their families whom they respect and love. Admire that. They are not fools and their children, regardless of what paper is in their pockets (green or documented) are Amercans like my father was. Document the dreamers as citizens, green card their immediate families and support 50% off in years towards pledging to America.”
“The internet only amplifies numbers and speed of communication. Compassion does not amplify along the same scale. If you came out and a single person looked you in the eyes and said, even without speaking a single word "Its OK. You are who you are and I respect and love who you are." That is enough. Numbers are less relevant.
Be who you are.”
holycowbatman on Feb 8, 2014 at 16:26:20
“True, and appreciated. But, the internet allows those who are, being who they are, "look" millions in the eye to say the same. Compassion absolutely can be amplified on a larger scale through the internet. After all, you just offered kind words of compassion to me which I might not have otherwise received..if not for the internet.”
“Actually it has a lot more to do with what people believe he is capable of. His public humor has always been adult and bawdry at the minimum. This fact does not help.
If he was or claimed to be a Dad to these young people, he would first seek a "Dr. Phil" style lie detector test. Second he would publicly face his accusers. This would not be an easy thing. Things could be revealed, given the unusual nature and circumstances of his marriage, but still...
If you look in the eyes of his accuser, you see Mia Farrows eyes, reborn. If you ever loved her, and I believe he very much did, you would, as a Dad to make things as right as you could for her. You owe her that much. If innocent, you needed to help her reconcile why she would accuse you of one of the most heiness of crimes possible. But if guilty, you should be vilified.
Woody Allen earned my respect as an artist and cinematographer years and years ago. But that does not mean I respect him as a person. Yet. Why would or could die and leave this unresolved? Who would or could be remembered with this hanging over his shoulders?”
erikfsn on Feb 8, 2014 at 16:29:17
“Woody Allen did take and pass a polygraph.
Mia refused to take one.”
“You drive a car? Does the doctrine of religion teach that anything written in a book, say Chilton's proves that God created cars and therefore any other theories should be invalidated? Apologies to Aldus Huxley (brave new world..."praise Ford"), no.
God can be proven, if valid. Just as evolution can be proven and is observable in applied science every day. God just has not been proven yet with any certainty.”
StoryAddict69 on Feb 7, 2014 at 21:40:16
“Doctrine of Religion? um yeah I dont follow any Doctrine of Religion. Religion tends to be created by man. In case you havent noticed each church has its OWN Doctrinal beliefs. I just believe in God. I also Never said any theories should be invalidated.
I do believe God can be proven,but more often people will choose to ignore that truth and choose to believe another,because they like that theory better. I mean its why even within the christian religion there are so many arguments on belief, because some people want to believe one thing and not another. You CHOOSE what you want to believe regardless. I theorize even with the proof of God most people would choose NOT to belief simply because he does NOT fit their life.choice. Plus I just dont think its really anyone's job to prove God. I think if God wants to reveal himself to any one person he can do just that on his own.”