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Remember not to discuss major plot points of other TV shows here unless they are under spoiler tags.  Not everyone watches the same shows at the same time.

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14 hours ago, Nashville said:

Davos, Bronn and Arya (not necessarily in that order) are my Top Three favorite characters in the TV series.

It’s hard picking only three, Bronn most definitely, you’ve got to love The Hound, Tormund, Brienne, Davos, Jaime, Tyrion, Thoros or Ser Jorah? It’s got to be Jorah for third by a neck.

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I ship Brienne and Tormund way bigger than anyone else. I would watch "Game of Brienne and Tormund Squabbling" for many seasons and they wouldn't need CGI dragons and such. Tyrion could drop in to drink and know things.

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2 hours ago, nachomama said:

I would watch "Game of Brienne and Tormund Squabbling" for many seasons and they wouldn't need CGI dragons and such.

If we’re talking delectable duos, Bronn and Jaime with Arya and The Hound joining in would make quite the show, definitely no dragons required.

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I like Jaime and practically anyone but Cersei, as in I liked Jaime and Brienne gallavanting about the countryside, I like Tyrion and Jaime's brotherly bond, Jaime and Bronn for sure. Jaime aint that bad except when he's with Cersei pushing kids out of windows. well...that and incest.

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7 hours ago, OoohMaggie said:

It’s hard picking only three, Bronn most definitely, you’ve got to love The Hound, Tormund, Brienne, Davos, Jaime, Tyrion, Thoros or Ser Jorah? It’s got to be Jorah for third by a neck.

IMHO these three, have done the best job of staying true to their character’s innate integrity (or lack thereof 😉 ) throughout the entire run of the series.

Don’t get me wrong, though; I enjoy many (most, even) of the characters, but for different reasons.  Take the Hound, for example: I appreciate his character  in much the same way Will Graham appreciated his adversary in Manhunter:

My heart bleeds for him, as a child. Someone took a kid and manufactured a monster. At the same time, as an adult, he's irredeemable. He butchers whole families to pursue trivial fantasies... As an adult, someone should blow the sick fuck out of his socks.

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Two of the best shows ever, should of used Bert and Ernie!

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ok, I got a lady next to me at work with some serious mouth breathing going on. Like that I'm worried about, super shallow rapid breaths that just doesn't sound normal. I know I'm way outta shape and I huff and puff going up hill or downhill or sideways hill but sitting at a desk I think I breathe normal. (except for when I'm bleeding out through my nose and I got stuff shoved up there, which was me a week ago, I remember hearing my own breathing and wigging out about it.) I can't concentrate cuz I'm listening to her breathe.

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Anyone else watching Jeopardy?  In eleven or twelve days, the dude has won somewhere in the neighborhood of $800,000.00.  The dude (James) is absolutely amazing.   He starts out with the hardest questions first.

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I've been seeing him and he's a professional "gambler" isn't he? They're waiting to see if he beats Ken Jennings record

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5 hours ago, nachomama said:

I've been seeing him and he's a professional "gambler" isn't he? They're waiting to see if he beats Ken Jennings record

I believe he is a professional gambler.   A lot of people don't seem to like the way he plays, but I have no problem with it.  He wagers big on the "Daily Double" questions, putting a lot of money at risk.  If he gets the question wrong that lets the other contestants back into the game.

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If he gets the big money questions first and has a lot of money to wager when he hits those daily doubles then yes, he's working the system which is perfectly fair game play. I'm sure there were a lot of people who didn't like Ken Jennings because he "broke" the system as well, they had to institute a limit on the number of wins in a row. I'm sure he's already won more money than Ken Jennings but days in a row I'm not sure, but nope I don't weep for Jeopardy losing money. Just like if he was on a streak in the casino, they may watch him but as long as he doesn't count cards or have some other advantage, he can win as much as he wants.

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Well, the Preds are out of the playoffs.  Guess I can go back to shaving now.  I was getting pretty scruffy anyways.

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I have a memory bug, and I’m hoping y’all can help me shut it up.

I’m barely remembering a poem from a ways back about a once-powerful king who, as he got older, continued to revel in his past glory days; every night at the royal supper he’d insist all the stories told be recollections of his former mighty feats.  All I can remember of it were a couple of lines which went...

...and a thousand times he won the battles,

and a thousand times he slew the slain.”

..or something like that.

Can anybody help me out in identifying the poem, please?  Please?

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Title

Fought all his battles o'er again and thrice he slew the slain / Mr. Bunbury, del. ; Js. Bretherton, f.

Summary

"An old military officer with a wooden leg describes his campaigns to two cronies..." (Source: George)

Contributor Names

Bunbury, Henry William, 1750-1811, artist

Created / Published

[England : Pubisher not named], Publish'd 1782 Jany. 1st.

Format Headings

Cartoons (Commentary)--British--1780-1790.

Engravings--1780-1790.

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Found it!  

The poem is “Alexander’s Feast”, by John Dryden.  This is the part which was stuck in my mind:

Soothed with the sound, the king grew vain:
 Fought all his battles o'er again;
And thrice he routed all his foes, and thrice he slew the slain.

Thank god, because that was driving me right up the fucking wall.

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I fought a snake 3 times yesterday! I'm housesitting and the dogs were going nuts so I go outside and they've cornered a snake. I dial up my friend since I've heard about the snakes before, rat snakes so not poisonous and she doesn't especially want them killed cuz out in the country they do keep mice population down...anywho just makes the dogs crazy. So she tells me lure the dogs inside and let snakey get away. So I do. Several hours later I let them back out, mr. snakey is gone, I see where he had caught a frog and had abandoned it. So next time I hear barking I do outside and I can't find one of the dogs. I call and call and I see mr. snakey under the porch. I stomp all around hollering for this dog and I think, oh lord, she's gonna be pissed I lost a dog. Then I hear the collar jangle. He's under the porch. then I think oh fuck it WASN'T harmless and the dog is all poisoned and dying and I'm gonna have to haul up my hero britches. So I go get a pool skimmmer and shove mr. snakey way to the back and yell for the dog to get in the house. So we huddle back in the house again to let mr. snakey beat a retreat. Several hours later AGAIN...they're barking again and now my other house sitter is home so she gets the pool skimmer and I get a broom and we tag team snakey and get him in the net and go throw him away from the dogs. We weren't quite sure if they'd killed him, he was moving but not a lot. But we checked a while later and he'd moved on from where we dumped him. The video is hilarious because she's at the other end of a 15 foot pole but keeps jumping in case he snaps at her (he's about 3 feet long) then she nearly clocked herself on the clothesline walking back from dumping the snake and she's all jumpy WHAT WAS THAT? yes the snake is 6 feet in the air now coming at you from above. I was laughing my ass off. I did the brave part, actually poking a half dead snake with a broom...only 4 feet bahahaha

then we watch GoT and I laughed at those chickens...pffft white walkers...I fought a snake!

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Why do I keep screwing up my left big toe? Like 10 years ago I biffed it big time in a gravel parking lot and took off allllll the skin under my toe. It was horrendous...blood was filling up my shoe. I was driving a rental car and I wouldn't look down because I was freaking out that I'd be bleeding all over the car. About 2 years later, biffed it again crossing a street and jacked my toenail so hard, it was like immediately purple, took a year to fall off and then fell off again about a year later, like I hit it so hard I made it fall off twice?? I killed the father and the son toenail? It's still a funny shape, like it grew in more roundy where my other toe is kinda flatty. Couple weeks ago I stabbed myself, in the toe, with a stick. Just a stick. I guess it was kinda pointy and stuck like an arrow but I didn't think it was a big deal. For the life of me I cannot get the thing to heal. I keep ripping it open. You can't make a band aid stay on a toe! So I put cream on it or douse it with peroxide to make sure I don't die of an infection. I would seriously be the idiot that dies from a stubbed toe. I told Brenda (the other snake wrangler) that yes the snake is not poisonous but he can still bite and he'd bite me and I'd trip and bash in my skull on the porch. I can die from a non lethal snake, that's just who I am.

Because it's always my left toe, foot, or ankle, I've come to the conclusion that I'm crooked, one leg is longer or something and if it was a tiny bit longer I could only go around in circles but in the meantime it just makes me clumsy.

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I've seen the Avengers movie, no spoilers but I'll take dad-bod Thor. Nooooo problem with that.

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I have a date with John Cusack tonight. Pretty sure Diane Court dumped Lloyd Dobbler a long time ago and it shoulda been Corey all along. anyway...JOE LIES! JOE LIES! When he cries.

everybody chorus: It'll never be me, it'll never be me!

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On 5/8/2019 at 8:40 AM, nachomama said:

I've seen the Avengers movie, no spoilers but I'll take dad-bod Thor. Nooooo problem with that.

I've never seen the movie, but please expound on that.

40 minutes ago, nachomama said:

I have a date with John Cusack tonight.

And that.

I don't get out much,  you see. 😁

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Thor gained some weight  in the movie. I'll take it.

I also don't get out much but John Cusack is going around the country showing movies and then you get a q&a. I'm not very brave so highly doubt I'd do it but if I did get up to speak I might tell him my "John Cusack story" from college. I been telling it for years. When I was in college he was in town filming "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil" and we all wanted to stalk him. One day I'm walking out of my apartment with my laundry basket, so you know I was looking extra special, and a car drives by. Mentally I think "he looks familiar, I wonder if he's in one of my classes?" and I keep going then SHAZAM I nearly drop my laundry basket, HOLY FUCKBALLS THAT'S JOHN CUSACK!

OR I considered getting up and asking if he'd kept in touch with the chick who played his sister in "Say Anything" (duh, his sister) you know just to be a shit. Failing that I might ask if he kept in touch with "Cliff" that be the kid in the trunk with him after the party in "Sixteen Candles" I figure he gets the same shit over and over so maybe he'd laugh. If you got good questions I can maybe send up my braver friend Brenda. (she of the snake wrangling)

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3 hours ago, nachomama said:

Thor gained some weight  in the movie. I'll take it.

Are we given to understand that you don't care for the starved, washboard-abs, steroided look that men are supposed to attain now? Good. I thought I was the only one.  I look back at the movie idols of yesteryear. Not one of them posed in their underpants (ugh!) to show off the 0% fat, ripped bodies of today. Give me a man with some meat on his bones. Don't women of today want something to grab unto? Guess not. 

I like John Cusack and enjoyed most of his movies, even "Martian Child" which was not overly successful. I thought it was charming. My favorite movies of his are "1408" which I thought was quite a good horror movie, and for me, the top was "The Jack Bull". If you haven't seen it you might want to check it out. That was a TV movie and got low ratings on IMDB, but I've learned to ignore the opinions there. 

ETA: "Sixteen Candles": I loved that movie!

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They talked about both of those. The Jack Bull is one of his own favorites. It was an odd night. Movie was good, kinda hilarious watching with so many people and noticing so much stuff differently. As in I now identify with John Mahoney. They had a moderator woman who asked questions and then opened it up. Dear Lord they needed to screen these questions. Bunch of whackadoodles but we did get a couple good things out of it. He talked about working with Stephen Frears on "The Grifters" and how intimidated he was by Annette Benning and Anjelica Houston. He talked about Pushing Tin and Con Air. He tried to be delicate about his political activism, he said for him its not about "parties" but about human potential and whose doing rigtht for the whole. Most people were very rambly. One lady was a mortician and had to make a wax head and she made it based on Martin Blank (Gross Point Blank) and she prefaced it saying "I promise this is not weird" and he actually got a kick out of it. He clearly wanted her to have this head and unfortunately it was lost in the move south as in the heat and humidity melted it. but he asked several times during his story "where is the head" he wanted to see it. haha

Then the very last guy who wasn't going to get to ask his question because they had said "3 more" and he was just after that. He just lunged at the mic and started shouting "YOU ARE MY WIFE'S FAVORITE ACTOR AND IF I WAS ALLOWED TO ASK A QUESTION...BUT SINCE I'M NOT ALLOWED BECAUSE THEY JUST CUT IT OFF BUT IF I WAS ALLOWED TO ASK I'D ASK HOW COME YOU GET TO BE 52 YEARS OLD AND HAVE NO WIFE AND NO CHILDREN BUT I DON'T HAVE TO ASK BECAUSE YOU ARE A ROCK STAR WHOOOOOOOOO" like his Rick Flair moment. It was very alarming.

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One girl said he was the "body" in Stand By Me. HE WAS NOT RAY BROWARD! Omg he was Wil Wheaton's dead brother in a flashback.

He talked about baseball, he's huge into baseball.

I had remembered a lot of the cameos from Say Anything (they weren't cameos at the time just people who weren't famous yet) Eric Stolz is the party guy (Rooster?) and I remembered that but I noticed for the first time in the credits that he was a production assistant on the movie. I knew Jason Gould was the goofy drunk kid who can't remember where he lives. I knew Bebe Neuwirth was the guidance counselor. I had forgotten that Chyna Phillips was the evil Mimi who Joe can't break up with.

He talked about working with his sister. He says he calls her cuz he knows he can get her to work cheap (big laugh) and she always acts like she's not gonna show up and she's too busy but she shows up and sometimes says the lines they write and sometime not but whatever comes out is always pure gold. In High Fidelity he says "Come on down, it's in Chicago just walking into the bar, 2 minutes" she walks him calls him a fucking asshole and he says she shoulda been nominated for an oscar.

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John Cusack has been one of my favorites for years - his sisters as well, especially Joan.

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5 hours ago, nachomama said:

The Jack Bull is one of his own favorites.

Oh, really? Hey, it also has LQ Jones. What's not to love? Westerns get little respect these days if Clint Eastwood isn't in them, even though the "Jack Bull" is, IMO, every bit as good as "Unforgiven".

5 hours ago, nachomama said:

IF I WAS ALLOWED TO ASK I'D ASK HOW COME YOU GET TO BE 52 YEARS OLD AND HAVE NO WIFE AND NO CHILDREN

So... was this guy suspicious or envious?😉

5 hours ago, nachomama said:

Dear Lord they needed to screen these questions. Bunch of whackadoodles

Never until recently did I think about or realize how many extreme whackadoodles celebrities have to deal with. It's really frightening. 

1 hour ago, Nashville said:

John Cusack has been one of my favorites for years - his sisters as well, especially Joan.

Joan is great!

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I love the hell outta Joan and I was amazed again at what a small part she had in Say Anything.

I could never have remembered that when they say the title of the film in the film it's between Diane Court and her dad. I think this movie was supposed to be about the father and daughter and he admitted last night that Lloyd Dobbler wasn't supposed to be "deep" as in he kept poking Cameron Crowe with "ideas" for what Lloyd should be "about" because he makes such a big deal of not working for the "man" bought, sold, processed, etc. His dad wants him to join the army but he "can't work for that corporation" but I think he was originally supposed to be much more of a loser, like Diane's father was supposed to have a legit leg to stand on (Frasier joke!) when she convinces Diane to break up with him. He's supposed to be as stupid as the dudes hanging out at the gas n sip. I think he and his sister hi-jacked the movie, made it more of the teen rom-com because Cameron Crowe actually let him build Lloyd Dobbler. He only took the job because John Mahoney convinced him to do it. He'd done something with John and told him about this and believe it or not they were leaning towards Christian Slater. Cusack didn't want to do it because at 20 he didn't want to play teenagers. He was feeling his big boy pants.

I'm not sure what was up with shouty man other than trying to squeeze it all in at once.

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There’s Sad news that Maggie passed away four days ago, aged 7,

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The good news is that GrumpyCat is alive and well and expected to make a return in S10

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I wonder if Maggie will be back, her show didn't get picked up. I liked it.

Game of Thrones: I give you the sorriest piece of shit ending in the history of forevers!

Walking dead: Hold my beer...

I don't have to be a 3-eyed raven to see the future, in a year's time, how disappointed the universe will be with the finale of Walking Dead. I have to see it out, I'm just that kind of glutton for punishment.

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9 hours ago, nachomama said:

how disappointed the universe will be with the finale of Walking Dead. I have to see it out, I'm just that kind of glutton for punishment.

I hear that. It seems I've found out something about myself I never knew - I'm a masochist.

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On 5/21/2019 at 5:28 AM, nachomama said:

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Game of Thrones: I give you the sorriest piece of shit ending in the history of forevers!

Walking dead: Hold my beer...

...

Hey! As disappointed as I was with GoT, I give that particular distinction to "Dexter", followed closely by "How I met your Mother"

But yes. I expect Walking Dead to surpass them all...sadly.

And yet, I continue to watch. Curse my completionist mentality!

(Hmmm. My spell check is on. Do I not know how to spell completionist, or is it not a real word?)

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Oh yes Dexter sucked as did Lost and How I met your Mother.

I had a dream I was dating David Spade (cannot stand David Spade) but it wasn't David Spade.  If I said "who is that?" and pointed at him everyone replied David Spade but it was a tall gangly redheaded teenager. But they all insisted it was David Spade, the actual, not a guy named David Spade. I was so confused, I was the only one saying it's not him and I was the only dating him.

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On 5/25/2019 at 1:51 AM, shanndee said:

As disappointed as I was with GoT, I give that particular distinction to "Dexter", followed closely by "How I met your Mother"

But yes. I expect Walking Dead to surpass them all...sadly.

If TWD can surpass the abomination that was "Dexter-Se08" (Never mind the finale - we got an entire season of WTF?! suckage that to this day pisses me off) then it will go into some 'Hall of Fame from Hell'.

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2 hours ago, AngelaHunter said:

If TWD can surpass the abomination that was "Dexter-Se08" (Never mind the finale - we got an entire season of WTF?! suckage that to this day pisses me off) then it will go into some 'Hall of Fame from Hell'.

You know, after the outcry during the GoT final season, I started to really think about this. That Hall of Fame from Hell is actually quite impressive. There seem to have been more disasters than satisfying conclusions.

And yet...I continue to watch. I don't know if that makes me an optimist or a glutton for punishment.

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1 hour ago, shanndee said:

And yet...I continue to watch.

I... just dunno. I watched Dexter and kept watching the unparalleled, mind-blowing stupidity of 08 (when I was already embarrassed enough at having watched all of Se06) because - gullible me - I thought it HAD to go somewhere and get better.  If I didn't already know what a goof Buck is, I'd think he was thumbing his nose AND mooning the audience, but he was proud of what he did. He makes the Gimp, Kang, et al look like cinematic geniuses. But I kept watching. I guess hope springs eternal? For TWD, I've been hate-watching for quite a while, mostly because I enjoy so much the truly inspired snark on the live thread. Not many other pleasures to be had from this show. 

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3 hours ago, shanndee said:

I don't know if that makes me an optimist or a glutton for punishment.

Who says the two are mutually exclusive? 😉

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1 hour ago, Nashville said:

Who says the two are mutually exclusive? 😉

That's an interesting point. Boundless optimism in the face of continual disappointment could make one a glutton for punishment. Guilty as charged, I guess. 😟

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I’m watching cooking shows, that’s what I do in Sunday’s. Omg I’m about to crawl through the tv and beat someone. Cooking in long sleeves or with dangly sleeves drives me nuts. She’s wearing a jacket! Jacket like formal dress up jacket. There are long sleeves and zippers. I can hear the zippers clanking on mixing bowls. Don’t tell me you ain’t dragging that through the food! I’m very very “homestyle “ about cooking. Like I don’t freak out about mixing meatloaf with your hands. I’m not terribly scrutinizing about chopping and technique, I measure by eyeball but seriously if you have sleeves dragging in the food I wanna beat you in the face. 

Also the Subaru commmercial where the millennial couple wants to find the “peninsula trail” and old geezer says “you won’t find that on a map, I’ll show you” and he’s blind. “Turn here” he says. HES BLIND! He’s mystical magical blind tour guide? Pffft I ain’t buying your Subaru. It’s worse than the depressing commercial where Irish grandpa died and the family takes a road trip that grandpa always wanted to take. Grandmas crying ...I’ll buy your car when I’m ready to drive off a cliff. Yes I know there are bigger things to worry about. But I woke up in my cranky pants. 

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4 hours ago, nachomama said:

. Cooking in long sleeves or with dangly sleeves drives me nuts. She’s wearing a jacket! Jacket like formal dress up jacket. There are long sleeves and zippers. I can hear the zippers clanking on mixing bowls. Don’t tell me you ain’t dragging that through the food!

Would that be "Semi-Homemade" with Sandra somethingorother, who is fond of "flay minyawn" and dragging her sleeves through the ghastly concoctions she conjures up? I recall outstanding snark about her and her show on the old TwoP.

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