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I am shocked that there are sleazeballs in Hollywood!!

 

Totally.  Can you imagine the likes of the folks hanging around the guy?

 

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I know!

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Someone commented that Hillary has gotten money from two accused harassers;  Weinstein and Trump.

 

The Democrats have been ostentatiously donating Weinstein donations to EMILY's list.  Which considering the latter's donee breakdown is a form of money laundering.  Why not organizations that help victims?

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In all seriousness though, there are a lot of sleazy men out there.  This is all really highlighting what women talk about when they use the term rape culture.

 

One kind of bizarre but I suppose predictable thing I saw on Twitter was the reaction when some guys pointed out that there are also male victims of (male initiated) sexual harassment and even assault in an around the movie industry.  Some of the more strident feminists were all "how dare you bring up something completely different in this context!!?"    Really?  To be fair, others agreed with those making this point.

 

It should go without saying because ultimately this is about power and dominance, not sex.  I wouldn't be surprised if Weinstein himself is accused and would be less surprised if the accusations were accurate.

 

In a way it's a little worse.  While I think some of the redefinition of "sexual harassment" that happened in the wake of the Anita Hill allegations is petty and pureile, I would concede that in a way it helped get us to the point where female victims of harrassment and assault are usually no long blamed (except perhaps by Donna Karan).  That isn't true for men who come forward, not yet.

 

Terry Crews just spoke up about his experience

 

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In all seriousness though, there are a lot of sleazy men out there.  This is all really highlighting what women talk about when they use the term rape culture.

 

One kind of bizarre but I suppose predictable thing I saw on Twitter was the reaction when some guys pointed out that there are also male victims of (male initiated) sexual harassment and even assault in an around the movie industry.  Some of the more strident feminists were all "how dare you bring up something completely different in this context!!?"    Really?  To be fair, others agreed with those making this point.

 

It should go without saying because ultimately this is about power and dominance, not sex.  I wouldn't be surprised if Weinstein himself is accused and would be less surprised if the accusations were accurate.

 

In a way it's a little worse.  While I think some of the redefinition of "sexual harassment" that happened in the wake of the Anita Hill allegations is petty and pureile, I would concede that in a way it helped get us to the point where female victims of harrassment and assault are usually no long blamed (except perhaps by Donna Karan).  That isn't true for men who come forward, not yet.

 

Terry Crews just spoke up about his experience

 

 

Highly ironic, considering the name of the company where "Office Linebacker" was set.  Edit - whoops thought Crews played Terry Tate.

 

Seriously, there's more irony in that an "alpha" male is more likely to be believed.  We're probably less likely to be targetted too.  Though not necessarily.

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The Democrats have been ostentatiously donating Weinstein donations to EMILY's list.  Which considering the latter's donee breakdown is a form of money laundering.  Why not organizations that help victims?[/color]

 

Looks like the DNC is donating $30K to EMILY's List, but every individual elected democrat I saw from a quick google search (accounting for much more money) is donating it elsewhere, including to violence survivor services:

 

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/which-politicians-have-received-donations-from-harvey-weinstein/

Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-New Mexico, received funds from Weinstein most recently, in April. His campaign has pledged to donate Weinstein's $5,400 contribution to Community against Violence, a nonprofit group in his state.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Massachusetts, received $5,000 from Weinstein in 2012, and plans to donate that money to Casa Myrna, a nonprofit group in Massachusetts.

Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vermont, received $5,100 from Weinstein between 2010 and 2016, and plans to donate the contributions to the Women's Fund at the Vermont Community Foundation.

Weinstein donated $7,800 to Sen. Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, during the 2014 election, and Booker plans to donate it to the

New Jersey Coalition Against Sexual Assault.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, will donate all $14,200 he received from Weinstein to several charities supporting women.

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York has received more than $10,000 from Weinstein through the years, and plans to donate the funds to RAAIN.

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2017/10/10/dccc-to-donate-all-harvey-weinstein-donations-to-womens-group/?utm_term=.79c5368bf1c1

“The DCCC has already cut the check to donate all old Harvey Weinstein money to Futures Without Violence,” DCCC spokeswoman Meredith Kelly said in a statement Tuesday night.

 

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/oct/10/gov-mcauliffe-to-donate-weinsteins-campaign-contri/

Gov. Terry McAuliffe says he will donate funds given to his campaign by disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein to a nonprofit that aids victims of sexual and domestic violence.

 

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/rhode-island/articles/2017-10-10/sen-whitehouse-to-donate-weinsteins-campaign-contribution

U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse is donating a campaign contribution from disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein to a nonprofit in Providence that aides victims of sexual abuse.

 

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When are Republicans gonna do the same thing with all of the money from white supremacist, Mercer?

 

Asking for a friend.

 

Fight brewing between Bannon/Mercers and anti-Trump conservative Paul Singer.

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The movie business is finally really feeling the effects of YouTube etc. When you had to go to the movies if you wanted screen entertainment it was one thing, but for example last night instead of watching acting all night like people did up through the mid-2000s I watched a guy change a transmission pan gasket on a '79 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais via YouTube.

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The movie business is finally really feeling the effects of YouTube etc. When you had to go to the movies if you wanted screen entertainment it was one thing, but for example last night instead of watching acting all night like people did up through the mid-2000s I watched a guy change a transmission pan gasket on a '79 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais via YouTube.

 

It won't really be feeling it until blockbusters start debuting on a streaming/download basis simultaneously with in-theaters.  It will be the last to fall in this regard and will likely fall the hardest.

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The movie business is finally really feeling the effects of YouTube etc. When you had to go to the movies if you wanted screen entertainment it was one thing, but for example last night instead of watching acting all night like people did up through the mid-2000s I watched a guy change a transmission pan gasket on a '79 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais via YouTube.

 

I watched about 60 minutes of "big cat rescue" footage after first looking up how to assemble chain link fences.  The fence they built around this place in Florida was pretty damn impressive.  You need 15 feet plus some overhang to keep lions and tigers contained. 

 

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celebrity deaths keep piling up (for the sake of good taste I will not include Cincinnati native Charles Manson, although he was noted also as a singer/songwriter of some talent)--

 

multi-faceted, multi-talented Della Reese, 86

 

70's pop star David Cassidy (the original Justin Bieber) of dementia, 67

 

Russian opera star Dmitri Hvorostovsky, 56, of brain tumor

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The music was mostly forgettable, but man, I loved watching the Partridge family. Like Davy Jones, guys like David Cassidy you figured would never age. Until they did.

 

Also lost Malcolm YOung from AC/DC. My entire third grade class went crazy over that Back in Black tape.

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The music was mostly forgettable, but man, I loved watching the Partridge family. Like Davy Jones, guys like David Cassidy you figured would never age. Until they did.

 

Also lost Malcolm YOung from AC/DC. My entire third grade class went crazy over that Back in Black tape.

I was lucky enough to see them with Bon Scott singing.  Incredible.

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I had the "Big Gun" single on tape.  For unknown reasons that one isn't part of the classic rock station pantheon.  I've only heard it in public about 4 times since 1992 or whenever it came out.  Once was before the main event at an amateur boxing match at the Knoxville Golden Gloves Arena:

 

https://www.google.com/maps/@35.9983907,-83.8810092,3a,75y,19.41h,94.78t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1shZ5fjVvulpGaJlHMZCSJgQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656

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i really think the inevitable alzheimers in his family was directly related to david cassidy’s alcohol problems.

 

really sad.

 

anyway, my spouse is inconsolable lol.

 

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The music was mostly forgettable, but man, I loved watching the Partridge family. Like Davy Jones, guys like David Cassidy you figured would never age. Until they did.

 

Also lost Malcolm YOung from AC/DC. My entire third grade class went crazy over that Back in Black tape.

I was lucky enough to see them with Bon Scott singing.  Incredible.

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Nearly bumped into Geraldo Rivera tonight at l'Albatros in a snowy University Circle in Cleveland....

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"Most of us have been conditioned to regard military combat as exciting and glamorous -- an opportunity for men to prove their competence and courage. Since armies are legal, we feel that war is acceptable; in general, nobody feels that that war is criminal or that accepting it is a criminal attitude. In fact, we have been brainwashed. War is neither glamorous nor attractive. It is monstrous. Its very nature is one of tragedy and suffering" --Dalai Lama

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Anthony Bourdain dead at 61

 

Anthony Bourdain, the gifted chef, storyteller and writer who took TV viewers around the world to explore culture, cuisine and the human condition for nearly two decades, has died. He was 61.

 

CNN confirmed Bourdain's death on Friday and said the cause of death was suicide.

 

Bourdain was in France working on an upcoming episode of his award-winning CNN series, "Parts Unknown." His close friend Eric Ripert, the French chef, found Bourdain unresponsive in his hotel room Friday morning.

 

More below:

https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/08/us/anthony-bourdain-obit/index.html

 

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This was shocking and sad to me. I've always likes his shows.

 

Someone on twitter shared a story about how an old woman wrote a review for an Olive Garden that opened in her small tow.  All of the foodie elites ripped her to shreds.  but not Bourdain, he treated her to meal in New York and wrote the Foreward to he book.

 

https://www.eater.com/2013/8/19/6385655/heres-anthony-bourdains-foreword-to-marilyn-hagertys-book-grand-forks

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^I remember that Olive Garden story. Maybe we should start a "Celebrity Suicide" thread. This just goes to show that money and fame don't buy happiness. In the world of gossip, this story about Bourdain surfaced as a possible reason -- http://www.showbiz411.com/2018/06/08/bourdain-suicide-uk-tabs-reported-earlier-this-week-girlfriend-asia-argento-flaunting-new-boyfriend. And even though he was a big Trump-hater, Trump nevertheless extended his condolences (& to kate spade)

 

 

meanwhile--

Jerry Maren, Who Sang and Danced as a Munchkin in Oz, Dies at 98

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/06/06/arts/jerry-maren-dead-wizard-of-oz-munchkin.html

 

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I had never heard of the guy.  I asked my boss if he knew who he is.  He asked "what food is he known for"?  I don't know.  So at least two people out here have never heard of the guy.  Yet my facebook feed is lit up with one fawning eulogy after another. 

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I had never heard of the guy.  I asked my boss if he knew who he is.  He asked "what food is he known for"?  I don't know.  So at least two people out here have never heard of the guy.  Yet my facebook feed is lit up with one fawning eulogy after another.

 

He was more than a food guy and more of a culture guy.  He helped introduce viewers to different cultures and help to empathize with different people.  His show also helped to show the many ways that we are all alike. 

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I've been hearing that the Iran episode is a must see.  I must download it and watch.

 

The girl at work right next to me, from Iran, agrees!

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I've been hearing that the Iran episode is a must see.  I must download it and watch.

 

That, Hanoi, and his trip to Colombia were my favorite

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I had never heard of the guy.  I asked my boss if he knew who he is.  He asked "what food is he known for"?  I don't know.  So at least two people out here have never heard of the guy.  Yet my facebook feed is lit up with one fawning eulogy after another.

 

You should drop everything you're doing and go watch his shows. They were that good. The world has truly lost a great figure.

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Charlotte Rae dies. Remember when George Clooney had a recurring role on the Facts of Life as a bread delivery man (at least that's what I recall [/member]:50)? This is why I've never been able to take him seriously as an actor

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/06/obituaries/charlotte-rae-dead.html

 

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A queen has passed...

 

RIP: Aretha Franklin, the iconic American singer whose voice dazzled the world for more than half a century, has died. She was 76. http://bit.ly/2vP0Qqe


"Most of us have been conditioned to regard military combat as exciting and glamorous -- an opportunity for men to prove their competence and courage. Since armies are legal, we feel that war is acceptable; in general, nobody feels that that war is criminal or that accepting it is a criminal attitude. In fact, we have been brainwashed. War is neither glamorous nor attractive. It is monstrous. Its very nature is one of tragedy and suffering" --Dalai Lama

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^The Father of the Blues Robert Johnson, The King Elvis Presley and the Queen of Soul Aretha all died on August 16th. How weird is that?

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Wow. I knew about Elvis and Aretha Franklin, but not Robert Johnson.


"Most of us have been conditioned to regard military combat as exciting and glamorous -- an opportunity for men to prove their competence and courage. Since armies are legal, we feel that war is acceptable; in general, nobody feels that that war is criminal or that accepting it is a criminal attitude. In fact, we have been brainwashed. War is neither glamorous nor attractive. It is monstrous. Its very nature is one of tragedy and suffering" --Dalai Lama

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wow, way too many hits to post! But apparently there was a big rivalry between Aretha Franklin and Dionne Warwick. One time, so the story goes, Franklin deliberately recorded this song, which was a big hit for Warwick, just to spite her. Both versions are excellent, but I think Franklin's ended up being a bigger hit. lol

 

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wow, way too many hits to post! But apparently there was a big rivalry between Aretha Franklin and Dionne Warwick. One time, so the story goes, Franklin deliberately recorded this song, which was a big hit for Warwick, just to spite her. Both versions are excellent, but I think Franklin's ended up being a bigger hit. lol

 

 

okay, you decide

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