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I find most people are analog. snailgate

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All those other ones were crackers?
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MajGenl.Meade wrote:
Wed Dec 21, 2022 12:14 pm
All those other ones were crackers?
I suppose it could be taken that way — although I'd hardly call JFK a 'cracker', and there's a couple of others for whom that label wouldn't be a good fit.  I was thinking more in terms of dry, flat/one-dimensional, and bland.
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Just dry flat, one dimensional? What abut #9, WHH, the only president to talk himself to death?

(Big Sigh) But we will always have Millard Fillmore.

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Bicycle Bill wrote:
Wed Dec 21, 2022 12:25 pm
MajGenl.Meade wrote:
Wed Dec 21, 2022 12:14 pm
All those other ones were crackers?
I suppose it could be taken that way — although I'd hardly call JFK a 'cracker', and there's a couple of others for whom that label wouldn't be a good fit.  I was thinking more in terms of dry, flat/one-dimensional, and bland.
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Ah, Americanese! Cracker meaning hayseed? I was thinking English - crackers meaning crazy. Although Dolly Madison may have been a cracker - but not President of course. Now Kennedy was a sailor - so . . . an 'Old Saltine'?
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Because Cleveland had two non-consecutive terms - and so far he is the only President to have done this - he is generally presumed, by those who keep track of this sort of thing, to be president #24 and #26. This means that Trump was #45 and Obama #44. So we have Obama as the Oreo (an unpleasant little racist trope) and Trump's the one at the end there. Is that some sort of 'limp dick' joke? I think we should be told.

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ex-khobar Andy wrote:
Wed Dec 21, 2022 6:26 pm
Because Cleveland had two non-consecutive terms - and so far he is the only President to have done this - he is generally presumed, by those who keep track of this sort of thing, to be president #24 and #26. This means that Trump was #45 and Obama #44. So we have Obama as the Oreo (an unpleasant little racist trope) and Trump's the one at the end there. Is that some sort of 'limp dick' joke? I think we should be told.
I believe that's supposed to be a Cheeto.
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Cracker cracker cracker Oreo Cheeto.

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I wish I loved oatmeal.
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I have not seen the sun all week, and woke again today to an overcast sky - forecast had called for some sun but it’s not coming until tomorrow it seems. I have had a dark mood the last day or so I cannot seem to shake, despite sunbox and music and cannabis.

Today I am finally going to watch all of Shoah, start to finish.
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I don't think that will cheer you up, BSG.

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I did not watch the recent re-run on public television of 'Eye on the Prize" because I wanted to be cheered up. I wanted to be reminded of what I had under the glass on my desk in Schwetzingen Germany in 1963. It was two covers from Der Spiegel (the German equivalent of Times Magazine)

One was a picture of a human being hanging on barb wire and bleeding to death while American Soldiers watched and took no action. The other showed American police directing dogs to attack American Citizens in America while the cops beat them with batons and others hit them with high pressure water hoses. The people, not the dogs. Americans don't like cruelty to animals.

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ex-khobar Andy wrote:
Sat Jan 07, 2023 9:31 pm
I don't think that will cheer you up, BSG.
I’ve had this film - now presented as two parts, Shoah Era One and Shoah Era Two - on my watchlist for many years. I haven’t always had access to it depending on services and many times when I did I knew my mental health wasn’t good enough at that point to watch - knowing my great aunties and great uncles and cousins were Nazis who perpetrated these atrocities makes it especially difficult to contemplate.

I just finished Era One, which took me all day to watch with frequent rewinds and breaks as well. The film is technically brilliant; the closing scene of Era One, with the narration of a letter from the Nazis to a German truck manufacturer requesting alterations to the production of gas vans after use had revealed where engineering improvements could create efficiencies - against a backdrop of German industrial landscapes and a modern truck of the same brand rolling down a German highway, interspersed with footage of the narrow dirt lane in the beautiful forest outside Chelmo where they buried the bodies in mass graves after gassing them on the way. Lanzmann was a genius filmmaker, apart from anything else - and what a gift this film is to the historical record of humanity. I wonder how he could spend so many years making it without losing his mind.

I am certainly not cheered up. I have to take a break tonight and might not watch Era Two until another weekend.
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If the Earth is 70% water...

And if most of that water is uncarbonated...

Then maybe the Earth IS flat after all.
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Someone’s rapping at the door
Somebody’s ringing the bell
Someone’s rapping at the door
Somebody’s ringing the bell

Do me a favor- Open the door and let Eminem in…

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A good synonym for "woke" is "conscious".
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