Saturday, January 16, 2021

This Weekend in Pop Culture: January 15-17

Welcome to the Weekend in Pop Culture! Let's examine what's coming out in theaters this weekend...

Hey, we actually have movie releases! (for now)

The Marksman
Liam Neeson protects an immigrant boy from cartel assassins.

Also, what was supposed to come out this weekend was "The 355," "Fatherhood" and "Wrath of Man." "Fatherhood" is now slated for April, "355" is now scheduled for next January, and "Wrath" is TBA this year.

What have you been watching?

Thoughts on A Chorus Line (and some Chicago)


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"First of all, let's get one thing straight: I never heard of The Red Shoes, I never saw The Red Shoes, I don't give a shit about The Red Shoes ..."

BTP: The Outing

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January 16th Is... International Hot & Spicy Food Day

Friday, January 15, 2021

What's On Tonight (Saturday): News for the youths

Gadi Schwartz, host of The Overview (via WordPress)

[*mind blown*]! Here's what's on television for tonight, Saturday, January 16!

My options are really limited, so Top Pick goes to Peacock's latest news series The Overview, which is hosted by Gadi Schwartz and targets the younger demographic. While Schwartz is known to many of the olds from his reporting that is on MSNBC, he is also popular with the youths. He co-hosts the popular Snapchat news series Stay Tuned. So if you are looking for a break from your Office binge-watching, there's Gadi.

Elsewhere, anime SSSS.Gridman comes to Toonami, Uma wants to kill Bill, E class readies for an assassination, Marcel Marceau fights Nazis, and hippies... in space!

Politics Corner, January 15th


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They knew what they were doing and they will be prosecuted. [NBC]

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Jeopardy! recap for Fri., Jan. 15

 Introducing today's contestants:

- Gautham, a journalist, was the FCC reporter for the Wall Street Journal;

- Jennifer, an associate professor, is a big David Bowie fan; and

- Lucy, an illustrator, has a prized collection of letters from her grandparents. Lucy is a three-day champ with winnings of $79,499.

Box Office Flashback November 27, 2020

One interesting quirk about the Thanksgiving weekend box office is that, while massive blockbusters have rolled out the day before the holiday for years, the #1 movie over the long weekend is usually the holdover #1 movie from the previous weekend.  A quirk about the following weekend (the first weekend of December) is that, despite being in the middle of the holiday movie season, it's almost always a dead zone, especially the last fifteen years.

Bay Of Harried Pigs And Other Friday Headlines

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'How Miserable Is President Impeachy McNoTweets Right Now? Maggie Haberman To The Rescue!' [Wonkette]

Former Congressman Mickey Edwards Says 'Adios' To The GOP [The Bulwark]

Thursday, January 14, 2021

What's On Tonight (Friday): One Night... With A Quartet Of Legends

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Politics Corner, January 14th


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It's getting hot in herre. [NBC]

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Jeopardy! recap for Thur., Jan. 14

 Today's contestants are:

- Liz, a teacher, made a bet involving Jeopardy! and naming her child;

- Brett, a freelance sportswriter, whose baseball knowledge inspired a stage show; and

- Lucy, an illustrator, rescued her first dog at age four. Lucy is a two-day champ with winnings of $64,499.

Shampoo, Rinse, Re-peach And Other Thursday Headlines

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I'm Sure Peter Doocy Got This Appointment Strictly On His Credentials And Not Nepotism Something Something WHAR HUNTER BIDEN?!?! [Deadline]

'The Trump Mob In Their Own Words' [The Bulwark]

PRS9, E2: 'My Pet Project'

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Wednesday, January 13, 2021

What's On Tonight (Thursday): The Road To Hell Is Paved With Crustacean Intentions

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Occasional Cook: biscuits and cookies

 Here is your weekly thread to talk anything and everything food. 

Share your cooking this week, ask for tips or recipes for a dish, tell us about your meals out.

biscuits with pistachios and almonds amongst Christmas ornaments

I know calling these biscuits is confusing to the vast majority of the posters here, but damn it, I just can't bring myself to self-edit that to cookies...