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  1. Tough question! It's got to be METALLICA...

    Tough question!

    It's got to be METALLICA over the years. Amazing band!
  2. Fascinating article, thank you for posting it,...

    Fascinating article, thank you for posting it, CDE.

    I'll up the ante: throw in old hurtful sibling problems to the whole issue of caring for an elderly, far-less-than-stellar parent, and watch the...
  3. Life is too short and there is too much good food...

    Life is too short and there is too much good food out there to have any issues with eating alone.

    I have dined alone at all sorts of restaurants - dives, mid-range, and fancy joints, in big cities...
  4. Magistrate at the bail hearing this a.m. has...

    Magistrate at the bail hearing this a.m. has ruled he'll be prosecuted for a schedule 6 offence - pre-meditated murder. This will make the application for bail by the defense very difficult.

    I...
  5. Ford, I agree with you regarding pro athletes. ...

    Ford, I agree with you regarding pro athletes. They do live in a bubble surrounded by acolytes and just as we know that top equine athletes are often irascible SOBs, that cocky edge in people makes...
  6. Oscar Pistorius Arrested for Pre-Meditated Murder

    I am wondering how much press the arrest of Oscar Pistorius last Thursday morning is receiving in the U.S.

    The details that are coming out in the press each day since last Thursday's shooting of...
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    I am sorry this terrible crime and senseless...

    I am sorry this terrible crime and senseless taking of a life happened in your neighborhood.

    Put me in the camp that it's evil, it's downright evil, and evil is a force/factor/very real thing that...
  8. This thread hits home for me, and not in a great...

    This thread hits home for me, and not in a great way.

    On New Year's Day 2008 I lost a very close colleague who was murdered. What was particularly upsetting was not the presence of his FB page,...
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    Comedy is so difficult - to me the best comedies...

    Comedy is so difficult - to me the best comedies are when an actor/actress reaches that fine balance between creating empathy/sympathy for a character which then allows the audience to laugh as their...
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    I watch "The Blues Brothers" about every 6 months...

    I watch "The Blues Brothers" about every 6 months or so as part of a good mental health regimen. :D

    It's just the greatest, funniest, smartest comedy ever, and I am not a fan of most comedies. ...
  11. :lol: Wings! ^^^^ I also appreciated the...

    :lol: Wings! ^^^^

    I also appreciated the mention of her big feet in the BH article. A fine filly, indeed.

    One to keep an eye on!
  12. Flashy Gray Sells for $775,000 at Keeneland

    Been a bit swamped with life for a while now and haven't posted for a while but on 8 November a good friend from KY told me they watched a nice filly named FLASHY GRAY break her maiden impressively...
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    I'm no raging feminist, but when a male jockey...

    I'm no raging feminist, but when a male jockey gets moved from one top flight mount in favor of another jock, do we speculate that this was likely so emotionally devastating for him that it caused...
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    Sky is providing good updates; looks overcast and...

    Sky is providing good updates; looks overcast and perhaps the turf is softer than they'd prefer but less than 2 hours to post and it seems all systems are go for Frankel.

    What a horse! :)

    Know...
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    Another extremely rare beef lover here. Who said...

    Another extremely rare beef lover here. Who said they'd gnaw on a live cow if it was humane? :lol: That's me, too.

    I'll wolf down steak tartare and Ethiopian kitfo happily any day! :D

    As for...
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    I have wonderful memories of going to the late...

    I have wonderful memories of going to the late great D.C. repertory movie house, the Circle Theater, and watching a double feature of "Gallipoli" and "Breaker Morant."

    Sadly, Edward Woodward...
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    Think I've mentioned these 2 German films before...

    Think I've mentioned these 2 German films before on OTD, but my favorites of the last 5 years or so are "The Lives of Others" (about the Staasi surveillance of artists in East Germany and the...
  18. I'm all for intentionally suppressing the votes...

    I'm all for intentionally suppressing the votes of dead people, household pets, and convicted felons.
  19. Uh, each state has it's own election laws, so it...

    Uh, each state has it's own election laws, so it varies from state to state but elections are usually run by state and local agencies with oversight often provided by the Secretary of State.

    I'm...
  20. Exit polls are notoriously unreliable, and...

    Exit polls are notoriously unreliable, and getting more so in western democracies.

    Anyone remember how at 2:00 p.m. on election day in 2004 we were supposed to be hailing the incoming Kerrey...
  21. Maybe an e-card for a US-based retailer would be...

    Maybe an e-card for a US-based retailer would be fine, but why not wait until he's home and give it in person?

    There's likely no functioning snail mail either - if there was, I wouldn't put...
  22. Give him a Skype call to wish him a happy...

    Give him a Skype call to wish him a happy birthday and wait to give a gift once he gets home. It's only a month.

    It will be logistically easier, trust me. Does the website of whatever item...
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    Whew, am so happy for Jackson Bend and Mr. Zito! ...

    Whew, am so happy for Jackson Bend and Mr. Zito! Glad JB was back to some work after reading about the must-have-been-horrifying collision.

    Gotta keep an eye on ESL in the King's Bishop!
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    Total sweetness. This could - COULD - be his...

    Total sweetness.

    This could - COULD - be his last race, folks!
  25. Gorgeous photo. :)

    Gorgeous photo. :)
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