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What I'm hearing: The Times is sniffing around a story about the many "affairs" of Mayor Pete's "husband." Apparently, Mayor Pete doesn't know about the infidelities, which are numerous. Just what I'm hearing!
Toggle Commented 2 days ago on Trouble For Trump at JustOneMinute
Re the Dispatch: I heard that Goldberg and Hayes were awarding themselves $400,000/year salaries.
Toggle Commented Oct 8, 2019 on Ready For Some Football! at JustOneMinute
Dr. J -- Just play the music that gives you the most comfort over and over and over.
Toggle Commented Sep 23, 2019 on Back In The Ukraine at JustOneMinute
You know, I don't post a lot these days and it may be a big mistake to start again on this topic, but ... Anonomom: You have given such stupendously level-headed advice so consistently that when you make don't-talk-to-the-hand medical comments everyone pays close attention. A few years ago you said, roughly, "Cut out refined carbohydrates and refined sugars and everything else is just tweaking around the edges." Again, a paraphrase, but I remember the essence because it made so much sense -- and it worked. Which is why when you became so zealous not that long after ("I hear someone talking about 'healthy grains' and I just laugh") it was startling. You want to know how much I value your common sense insights -- I always write "Anonomom" as my primary care physician on the few occasions I seek any kind of medical care (last time was when I got a shingles shot -- which you strongly encouraged, which is why I followed up, which I thank you for!). Anyway, your mud-wrestle with Iggy really distresses me, because I think he's really the voice of reason here. A good man (Gundry) who has done marvelous things could be going down a lectin rabbit hole; God knows it's not the first time such a thing has happened. All that said, you are the best doctor I've ever had in my life and I value you tremendously. Going to assume radio silence as per usual.
Toggle Commented Sep 16, 2019 on Ready For Some Football! at JustOneMinute
Henry @ 9:45 -- Singer's not Never Trump. He's progressive on certain social issues (all things homosexual) and was an anyone-but-Trump during the primaries (funding original anti-Trump oppo research), but since the election has supported him.
Toggle Commented Sep 9, 2019 on Send Better Nukes! at JustOneMinute
Missed running into Felonia Von Pantsuit and Bill by 10 minutes at the local (East Hampton) farmer's market. They're all over the place out here. Trying to come up with a snappy salutation if our paths actually cross.
Toggle Commented Aug 31, 2019 on Taxing Wealth, One Way Or Another at JustOneMinute
Well, I'm checking in, not that I have anything to add.
Dear Matt: In my prayers.
Clarice -- Now that's a granddaughter to kvell about! The Johns Hopkins program is supposed to be terrific -- is she just loving it?
From two threads back re: Leon Klinghoffer There was a big estate sale in East Hampton at Gray Gardens, of Big and Little Edie fame, a year or so ago (during late fall, whatever year). Anyway, the sale was hyped all over the place and fans of the movie came from hither and yon. Sally Quinn and Ben Bradlee bought the joint and Sally was giving the sale. Anyway, we got there at 7 AM for a 10 AM sale and a few souls were already on line, including a nice young (well, 30s) man who had flown in from L.A. to try to snag Ben Bradlee's desk. It was very cold, so I went to our place and brought back hats and gloves for people standing in line (including nice young man). Names were exchanged during the hours we waited and he told us his was Josh Klinghoffer. Of course we asked about Leon, and turns out he was a close relative. Harry asked him how he'd get the desk back to L.A. if he snagged it, and he said his band flew equipment between coasts and he'd put it on the band plane. Harry asked the name of the band and he said "The Red Hot Chili Peppers," which was new to Harry (!), but he was impressed with Josh's love of history. He got the desk, btw.
Toggle Commented Jul 19, 2019 on Could This Be Peak Bernie? at JustOneMinute
Threadkiller's 6:22 exactly captures what I feel about this JOM family bickering.
Thread -- Yes! Thank you. (Never SOB your posts, btw!)
Narcisco -- no, it's Theatrical Trailer, American Film Theatre. It kills me that I can't link it!
Well, my link cannot be linked, apparently. I urge you to go the youtube Homecoming (the Pinter Play) trailer for some hollow laffs.
If JOM were a movie trailer:
Per Clarice's 2:47 -- do we really want to turn JOM into this? I'm with Ig on this one.
Works for me, too, Iggy. The back-and-forth hash slinging always brings to mind my all-time favorite trailer:
Toggle Commented Jul 12, 2019 on Epstein "Belonged To Intelligence"? at JustOneMinute
Dear MM: Field mice have a field day in our house when winter comes. We used Mouse Magic scent pads (safe for humans and pets); distributed them liberally and THEY WORKED. They "naturally drive mice from homes." No piteous squeaks.
Toggle Commented May 31, 2019 on Collusion Never Dies! at JustOneMinute
Jimmy -- they are shooting a third season! And I think it IS for everyone -- you love it even if it's a community you've never heard of. Amazon has optioned it hoping to do a Brooklyn-based version. On the fence about that!
Toggle Commented May 13, 2019 on Happy Mother's Day at JustOneMinute
Has anyone else seen the Netflix series Shtisel ? I think it's terrific.
Toggle Commented May 13, 2019 on Happy Mother's Day at JustOneMinute
This been posted?
Toggle Commented Mar 27, 2019 on Cut 'Em Loose! at JustOneMinute
Captain: Congo rats to your son in law!
Toggle Commented Mar 21, 2019 on The Power Of Positive Thinking at JustOneMinute
@Jane 11:30 Knowing you're selected for your sex/color/whatever is profoundly dispiriting no matter how you justify it. I was hired to write for the Cosby Mysteries because "Mr. Cosby wants women and people of color." You try to work around it, but the people hired on pure merit really (rightfully) resent it. A zillion years ago I read a letter to the editor of the NYTimes, written by a black Harvard law student, who was on Law Review. This was just before Harvard Law was going to change the LR criteria to insure a higher minority presence. His letter, a real cri de coeur, said, roughly, "All my life people have assumed I was given a helping hand to get where I am; I earned LR on my merits, not my color, and everyone knows it. Please don't take this away from me." Of course, they did. And patted themselves on their backs while doing so. Another quick story: John McWhorter, a serious linguist, was a newly-minted Ph.D and applying for teaching positions. Cornell hired him and when he arrived on campus he was eager to discuss his ideas about language, etc. It turns out no one -- not a single person -- had read his thesis; all they wanted was a black faculty presence. When he came to Berkeley, he auditioned as a member of the chorus for the SF Opera. He told us the auditions were behind a screen, so the pickers wouldn't be distracted by appearance; they could concentrate on voice alone. His acceptance to the chorus meant more to him than any of his academic appointments. Affirmative action is so pernicious.
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2019 on Varsity Blues at JustOneMinute
Thank you, TM, for this thread and to everyone who's written so beautifully about Daddy.
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2019 on In Memoriam at JustOneMinute
Thank you to KK from another Priscilla. And also to everyone who has written so beautifully about Daddy.
Toggle Commented Mar 7, 2019 on Breaking Bad at JustOneMinute