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Donna Kunkel (May 23, 1928 - Sept. 6, 2020)

2020.09.26 03:09 portlane Donna Kunkel (May 23, 1928 - Sept. 6, 2020)

Donna Mae Lyons Kunkel
May 23, 1928 - Sept. 6, 2020
She was born Donna Mae Lyons May 23, 1928. She died at the age of 92, Sept. 6, 2020. To some she was called Donna Mae, to others Donnie but to five extremely lucky people she was called mom.
Donnie was born to John Harold Lyons and Edith Lillian McHugh Lyons in Portland, Ore. Raised in the Laurelhurst neighborhood, she attended Laurelhurst Grade School, Grant High School and attended the University of Oregon. Donnie married the love of her life, Paul Worth Kunkel Jr., July 10, 1949. Paul and Donnie were married 70 years. Paul preceded her in death July 2, 2019.
Her love of singing was infectious. From Camp Fire Girls, church choirs, high school and college choirs to leading sing alongs and rounds in the family car, her voice was sweet, clear and strong. Always one for a good laugh, her subtle sense of humor and wit left everyone around her feeling happy and cared for. The word "patience" can barely describe her ability to listen to others, meet the needs of five very different children, manage a household that was teeming with activity and support her loving husband Paul.
Her talents in the kitchen were wildly known by all who had the opportunity to eat her food. Homemade cookies, lemon meringue pie, baked beans, ham sauce and deviled eggs were favorites. Donnie had the ability to cook over an open flame as the family camped in the wilderness.
Born athletic, Donnie had a mean backhand on the tennis court, a graceful turn on the ice rink, the ability to tap and ballroom dance her way around a room and the guts to learn how to ski and mountain climb in her 30's. Even in her 90's, she was a big hit on her beanbag baseball team while residing at Hearthstone at Murrayhill.
Socializing and being an active part of a community was important to Donnie. She enjoyed the "No Bridge Bridge" club, the "Sew and Sews" and the Fiji (Phi Gamma Delta) wives. She loved to plan her high school reunions. She was a volunteer at OMSI, Tuality Hospital, Meals on Wheels and the North Plains Garlic Festival. She was an active Mazama member. Donnie was president of the Dental Auxiliary and the founding owner of Create a Calendar.
Donnie was the backbone of the Kunkel family. She was the family photo historian and even before computers, did genealogy research that stretched generations. Her ability to relate to each one of her children and grandchildren, and know what each of them needed both physically and emotionally was astute. Her happiness and joy in her marriage to Paul was an inspiration to everyone. We were all so blessed to have her in our lives.
You will be missed, Donna Mae Lyons Kunkel. Here's a shout out to the Queen of the Casserole, the wielder of the wooden spoon, the list maker extraordinaire, the rock star mother and grandmother and the team player wife that taught and raised us all. We all won the winning bingo card with you.
Donnie is survived by her five children, Kathy Kunkel Carrier (Courtland Carrier), Wendy Kunkel (David Audet), Thomas Kunkel (Terese O'Neal Kunkel), David Kunkel (Diane Kunkel) Joseph Kunkel (Genene Aberin); grandchildren, Lauren Carrier, Thomas Carrier, Benjamin Audet, Spencer Audet, Megan Kunkel Hallstone, Heidi Kunkel, Charles Kunkel, Daniel Baker, Emily Kunkel Waldron, Evan Kunkel, Thaddeus Kunkel, Halle Kunkel, Austin Barber, Aarik Narum, Audrey Narum; eight great-grandchildren; and extended family and friends.
Because of current COVID-19 restrictions, the Kunkel family will hold a memorial service at a later date.
Please sign the online guest book at www.oregonlive.com/obits
source: http://obits.oregonlive.com/obituaries/oregon/obituary.aspx?n=donna-mae-lyons-kunkel&pid=196853759
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2020.09.25 10:49 BlueZky13 Can anyone recommend me some cheesy or good romantic comedies / comedy films?

For awhile now I've been just watching nothing but rom-coms and comedy films and have been loving everything I've watched so far but I feel like I'm running out of options, I need more suggestions!
So far I've watched;
What I really loved;
  • Bridesmaids. All these years later, still a masterpiece.
  • When Harry Met Sally
  • Pretty Woman
  • The Holiday & What Happens in Vegas - Cameron is fun.
  • 13 Going 30 (LOVED 13 going 30. Makes me wish there was more films like it.) Really liked Big too.
  • Forrest Gump.
  • Hot Tub Time Machine (I weirdly like the movies that go back in time, or future?)
  • Groundhog Day
  • Peggy Sue Got Married / It Could Happen To You (this one was super cheesy, but I strangely liked it.)
  • Notting Hill and most Hugh Grant films...
  • Bridget Jones / Renee is great.
  • Me, Myself & Irene
  • Jerry Maguire
There's so many more I'm not thinking about that I loved / have watched. BTW, sorry that my list is so long, I'm pathtic.
Any good comedies that are worth watching? Esp rom-coms?
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2020.09.21 08:28 Demos1085 Question: ¿How would you improve the Castlevania games that you had played?

Good day fellow Castlevania fans, today I propose to you a little thought experiment, ¿How would you modify or customize the Castlevania games that you had played so they offer a more satisfactory play experience? here is my answer, hope to read yours:
Castlevania 1: Make Death and Dracula Boss fights a little less difficult and a little less cheap.
Have the stopwatch slow down the Boss monsters’ movement and projectiles instead of being completely ineffective against them.
Castlevania 2: Change the Silver Knife and Golden Knife sub weapons for the Axe and the Cross, give the Holy Water the Holy Flame effect, exchange the Holy Flame with the Stopwatch, this way Simon would have his full classic arsenal available.
Let Simon enter shops and churches during nighttime so you don’t have to waste time waiting for the dawn to buy stuff or recover heal.
Castlevania 3 Dracula’s Curse: Make it possible to choose a route that takes you through all the stages and recruit all three of Trevor’s companions at the same time (Grant, Sypha and Alucard) and give you a special 100% ending for completing the game this way.
Give Alucard his sword as his normal attack and change the fireballs attack to an Alucard exclusive sub weapon, make Alucard keep his bat transformation even after taking damage so it is less useless.
Super Castlevania 4: make the final levels a little less cheap, (I meant from the Clock Tower onward) also give Dracula his Demon form in the final battle.
Castlevania Dracula X: Make a single route that include all the stages and make it the only available route, this game is pretty short and does not have enough stages to have true alternative routes, also hide Maria and Annete’s cells behind breakable walls and remove the Key “Sub weapon”, finally remove the pits from the final boss’s room as they make the battle drawn out and cheap.
Castlevania Rondo of Blood: Allow the player to switch instantly between Richter and Maria mid gameplay Portrait of Ruin style, also add Dracula’s final for from the PSP version but keep the original 2D graphics.
Castlevania Symphony of the Night: Improve the reverse castle so it has to be explored in a certain order by slowly unlocking new abilities the same way the normal castle is, give Richter an owl transformation (Similar to the “Owl Morph” spell in Portrait of Ruin) so he could explore the reverse castle without spamming the Blade Uppercut in the areas that require flying.
Castlevania Circle of the Moon: Change the Dual Set System, make most monster drop DDS cards frequently and allow Nathan to keep several copies of each card, but consume the cards used each time Nathan activates a spell, that way the player will have to administer his cards and save the stronger ones for difficult rooms, also it will remove the need for grinding as the cards will be common drops so you will acquire at the very least one copy of each just by playing through the game. Also remove the “Magician, Fighter, Shooter and Thief” extra modes and replace them with a much more logical “Hugh Baldwin” extra mode.
Castlevania Harmony of Dissonance: Allow Juste to change is sub weapon as an equippable item (Similar to how Jonathan Morris equips sub weapons in Portrait of Ruin) so he could access any of his magic attacks after finding all the sub weapons and all the spell books.
Castlevania Aria of Sorrow: Make the soul drop rate a little higher so not too much grinding is necessary to obtain all souls, alternately make souls always appear by defeating ten monsters of the same kind.
Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow: Same as Aria of Sorrow regarding soul drops, also include Hammer as an heir to Grant Danasty in the “Julius Mode”.
Castlevania Portrait of Ruin: Hide the last four paintings in different rooms around the castle instead of putting them all in a single room, also replace the “Whip memory” from Richter Belmont to John Morris, since he was the last person to actually use the whip even if he was not a Belmont, also the battle would have a much more personal meaning for Jonathan if he has to fight his own father as a way to overcome his own conflicting feelings about him.
Castlevania Order of Ecclesia: Increase the monsters’ drop rate of Items and Glyphs so no too much grinding is necessary to complete the side quests and get 100% completion of the game.
Castlevania The Adventure: This one is unsalvageable just replace it with the much better Castlevania The Adventure Rebirth.
Castlevania The Adventure Rebirth: Remove the need for “Keys” to open doors so the player could explore the castle more freely also add a stage select feature so it is not necessary to replay the whole game just to try a specific different route.
Castlevania Belmont’s Revenge: Keep the same stage designs but remake in the graphic style of Castlevania The Adventure Rebirth, sell both games as a package called the Cristopher Belmont Chronicles or something like that, add Soleyu Belmont as a playable character in a post-game extra mode.
Castlevania Legends: Remove Alucard from the story has his presence make no sense, Alucard rebelled against his father shortly before the events of Castlevania Curse of Dracula, by the date of Castlevania Legends, Alucard either was still in the side of his father or (more likely) not even born jet, remove the awful “soul power” system and instead give Sonia Belmont the ability to actually use the classic sub weapons that she collects from hidden rooms in the castle, allowing to switch between the weapons already found with the select button.
Castlevania Lament of Innocence: Fuse the MP bar and the heart counter into a single Magic bar (Castlevania Aria of Sorrow Style), collecting hearts replenish magic, hitting monsters with the whip replenish magic, hitting the monsters with advance whip combos replenish more magic, normal parries replenish magic, perfect parries replenish even more magic, and all of Leon’s special attacks consume some of that magic, also make the sub weapons hidden items that could be switched mid combat the same way that relics and magic orbs are, Leon has a huge variety of special attacks but most of the time you find yourself using only whip combos, because you can only carry one sub weapon at a time and switching to a specific different sub weapon is a pain in the ass since you need to back track to one of the few specific candles that spawns that specific sub weapon, and most of the coolest and powerful attacks consume a huge amount of hearts that you have to painstaking replenish by breaking candles one at a time, making magic plentiful and sub weapons switchable, will unlock Leon’s true potential for very varied and stylish combat.
Castlevania Curse of Darkness: Make stealing materials from monsters and bosses easier, so you can steal from any monster immediately after perfect parrying any of their attacks (Some monsters have ridiculous conditions to steal from them, for example perfect parrying one specific attack that the monster’s AI rarely uses opens a half second window of opportunity to steal from it) also give Isaac a proper shirt and/or armor, because as he is, he looks like an exhibitionist lunatic that just can’t be taken seriously as a rival to Hector or villain of the game.
Castlevania Bloodlines: Allow the player to switch between John Morris and Eric Lecarde mid gameplay to strength the notion that they are working together as vampire hunter friends, and also give the player more freedom to choose any route through the levels.
Castlevania Legacy of Darkness: Combine Reinhart and Carrie’s campaigns into a single history about both young vampire hunters traveling the castle together and helping each other defeat Dracula, and in the process developing a friendship or maybe a big brother / little sister type of relationship.
Well this has gone for longer than I expected, please tell me your opinions in the comments and thanks for reading the extra long post.
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2020.09.21 08:22 Demos1085 Question: ¿How would you improve the Castlevania games that you had played?

Good day fellow Castlevania fans, today I propose to you a little thought experiment, ¿How would you modify or customize the Castlevania games that you had played so they offer a more satisfactory play experience? here is my answer, hope to read yours:
Castlevania 1: Make Death and Dracula Boss fights a little less difficult and a little less cheap.
Have the stopwatch slow down the Boss monsters’ movement and projectiles instead of being completely ineffective against them.
Castlevania 2: Change the Silver Knife and Golden Knife sub weapons for the Axe and the Cross, give the Holy Water the Holy Flame effect, exchange the Holy Flame with the Stopwatch, this way Simon would have his full classic arsenal available.
Let Simon enter shops and churches during nighttime so you don’t have to waste time waiting for the dawn to buy stuff or recover heal.
Castlevania 3 Dracula’s Curse: Make it possible to choose a route that takes you through all the stages and recruit all three of Trevor’s companions at the same time (Grant, Sypha and Alucard) and give you a special 100% ending for completing the game this way.
Give Alucard his sword as his normal attack and change the fireballs attack to an Alucard exclusive sub weapon, make Alucard keep his bat transformation even after taking damage so it is less useless.
Super Castlevania 4: make the final levels a little less cheap, (I meant from the Clock Tower onward) also give Dracula his Demon form in the final battle.
Castlevania Dracula X: Make a single route that include all the stages and make it the only available route, this game is pretty short and does not have enough stages to have true alternative routes, also hide Maria and Annete’s cells behind breakable walls and remove the Key “Sub weapon”, finally remove the pits from the final boss’s room as they make the battle drawn out and cheap.
Castlevania Rondo of Blood: Allow the player to switch instantly between Richter and Maria mid gameplay Portrait of Ruin style, also add Dracula’s final for from the PSP version but keep the original 2D graphics.
Castlevania Symphony of the Night: Improve the reverse castle so it has to be explored in a certain order by slowly unlocking new abilities the same way the normal castle is, give Richter an owl transformation (Similar to the “Owl Morph” spell in Portrait of Ruin) so he could explore the reverse castle without spamming the Blade Uppercut in the areas that require flying.
Castlevania Circle of the Moon: Change the Dual Set System, make most monster drop DDS cards frequently and allow Nathan to keep several copies of each card, but consume the cards used each time Nathan activates a spell, that way the player will have to administer his cards and save the stronger ones for difficult rooms, also it will remove the need for grinding as the cards will be common drops so you will acquire at the very least one copy of each just by playing through the game. Also remove the “Magician, Fighter, Shooter and Thief” extra modes and replace them with a much more logical “Hugh Baldwin” extra mode.
Castlevania Harmony of Dissonance: Allow Juste to change is sub weapon as an equippable item (Similar to how Jonathan Morris equips sub weapons in Portrait of Ruin) so he could access any of his magic attacks after finding all the sub weapons and all the spell books.
Castlevania Aria of Sorrow: Make the soul drop rate a little higher so not too much grinding is necessary to obtain all souls, alternately make souls always appear by defeating ten monsters of the same kind.
Castlevania Dawn of Sorrow: Same as Aria of Sorrow regarding soul drops, also include Hammer as an heir to Grant Danasty in the “Julius Mode”.
Castlevania Portrait of Ruin: Hide the last four paintings in different rooms around the castle instead of putting them all in a single room, also replace the “Whip memory” from Richter Belmont to John Morris, since he was the last person to actually use the whip even if he was not a Belmont, also the battle would have a much more personal meaning for Jonathan if he has to fight his own father as a way to overcome his own conflicting feelings about him.
Castlevania Order of Ecclesia: Increase the monsters’ drop rate of Items and Glyphs so no too much grinding is necessary to complete the side quests and get 100% completion of the game.
Castlevania The Adventure: This one is unsalvageable just replace it with the much better Castlevania The Adventure Rebirth.
Castlevania The Adventure Rebirth: Remove the need for “Keys” to open doors so the player could explore the castle more freely also add a stage select feature so it is not necessary to replay the whole game just to try a specific different route.
Castlevania Belmont’s Revenge: Keep the same stage designs but remake in the graphic style of Castlevania The Adventure Rebirth, sell both games as a package called the Cristopher Belmont Chronicles or something like that, add Soleyu Belmont as a playable character in a post-game extra mode.
Castlevania Legends: Remove Alucard from the story has his presence make no sense, Alucard rebelled against his father shortly before the events of Castlevania Curse of Dracula, by the date of Castlevania Legends, Alucard either was still in the side of his father or (more likely) not even born jet, remove the awful “soul power” system and instead give Sonia Belmont the ability to actually use the classic sub weapons that she collects from hidden rooms in the castle, allowing to switch between the weapons already found with the select button.
Castlevania Lament of Innocence: Fuse the MP bar and the heart counter into a single Magic bar (Castlevania Aria of Sorrow Style), collecting hearts replenish magic, hitting monsters with the whip replenish magic, hitting the monsters with advance whip combos replenish more magic, normal parries replenish magic, perfect parries replenish even more magic, and all of Leon’s special attacks consume some of that magic, also make the sub weapons hidden items that could be switched mid combat the same way that relics and magic orbs are, Leon has a huge variety of special attacks but most of the time you find yourself using only whip combos, because you can only carry one sub weapon at a time and switching to a specific different sub weapon is a pain in the ass since you need to back track to one of the few specific candles that spawns that specific sub weapon, and most of the coolest and powerful attacks consume a huge amount of hearts that you have to painstaking replenish by breaking candles one at a time, making magic plentiful and sub weapons switchable, will unlock Leon’s true potential for very varied and stylish combat.
Castlevania Curse of Darkness: Make stealing materials from monsters and bosses easier, so you can steal from any monster immediately after perfect parrying any of their attacks (Some monsters have ridiculous conditions to steal from them, for example perfect parrying one specific attack that the monster’s AI rarely uses opens a half second window of opportunity to steal from it) also give Isaac a proper shirt and/or armor, because as he is, he looks like an exhibitionist lunatic that just can’t be taken seriously as a rival to Hector or villain of the game.
Castlevania Bloodlines: Allow the player to switch between John Morris and Eric Lecarde mid gameplay to strength the notion that they are working together as vampire hunter friends, and also give the player more freedom to choose any route through the levels.
Castlevania Legacy of Darkness: Combine Reinhart and Carrie’s campaigns into a single history about both young vampire hunters traveling the castle together and helping each other defeat Dracula, and in the process developing a friendship or maybe a big brother / little sister type of relationship.
Well this has gone for longer than I expected, please tell me your opinions in the comments and thanks for reading the extra long post.
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2020.09.18 20:43 Kujo17 What is "Patriotic Education "? In response to the impending executive order from trump Jeff Sharlet breaks down what people can expect, and highlights why this is something every American needs to be aware of. To say it's a chilling read, in my opinion , is an understatement.

Jeff Sharlet is a published author, and this post was originally a Twitter thread made by him, the original link can be found here and was converted via ThreadReaderApp- hence the formatting and spelling choices.
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"Patriotic education" is Stephen Miller's fascism + Mike Pence's fundamentalism. Some years ago, I took a course in "patriotic education" for my book THE FAMILY. I spent a season reading its textbooks & talking to its teachers. Here's what to expect... A thread.
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It'd be cliché to quote Orwell were it not for the fact that fundamentalist intellectuals do so w/ such frequency. At a rally to expose the “myth” of church/state separation Orwell was quoted at me 4 times: "Those who control the past control the future." 2/
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1st time I heard Orwell quoted at a patriotic education rally was from William Federer, author of America's God & Country, which then had sold 1/2 mil copies--cherry picked, distorted, & fabricated quotes for students "proving" U.S. founded as Christian nation... 3/
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"Patriotic educators" teach that Jefferson's wall of separation between church & state is misunderstood. It was meant as a "one-way wall," Federer claimed, to protect church from state, not the other way around.4/
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The first pillar of American fundamentalism is Jesus; the second is history, and in the fundamentalist mind the two are converging. We heard that at the White House "History" conference, the notion we need more Christ in our schools, that our past is Christian... 5/
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"Patriotic education" is a fundamentalist concept. Just as fundamentalist religion supposes that divine truths are literal & determined by (white male) authority, so fundamentalist history discards the ongoing work of knowing the past. 6/
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"Patriotic education" proposes, as did the White House conference, that the Constitution is divine, "god-breathed," as some say, & thus impervious to expanding ideas of rights. That's the religion behind Clarence Thomas' constitutional "originalism." It's false.7/
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Textbooks already written for "patriotic education"--those used in Christian nationalist schooling--emphasize Northwest Ordinance of 1787, which declared “religion” necessary to “good government” & thus to be encouraged through schools. This is cherry picking. 8/
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The Christian nationalists aren't wrong that Protestantism was a central part of education for much of U.S. history. It wasn't until the 1930s that public ed veered away from biblical schooling. Because the 1st amendment. Because liberty of conscience. 9/
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When I began reading the Christian nationalist school curriculum over a decade ago, it was already being taught to more than 10% of U.S. kids. That number has grown, a lot. It's big enough now to make a bid for control of least some public schools. 10/
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The modern Christian Right--without which there would be no Trumpism--began not in national politics but on school boards. Those elections matters. The Right knows that. Those dismissing "patriotic education" as 2020 tactic are themselves ignoring history... 11/
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A popular jr. high "patriotic education" textbook begins: "“Who, knowing the facts of our history, can doubt that the U.S has been a thought in the mind of God from all eternity?” Trump, ystrdy: "the fulfillment of a thousand years of Western civilization." 12/
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That's from a textbook called "The American Republic for Christian Schools," published by Bob Jones University Press, a major Christian nationalist education publisher. You may remember Bob Jones as the fundamentalist school that banned interracial dating until 2000. 13/
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Emphasis at White House history confab on private property. Here's a Christian nationalist high school econ textbook: “One must never come to see... free market as an end in itself. [It] merely sets the stage for an unhindered propagation of the gospel of Jesus Christ.” 14/
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"Patriotic education" likely wldn't exist w/out a man named Rousas John Rushdoony--the most radical Christian nationalist & "biblical capitalist" you never heard of. He thought of himself first & foremost as a historian, "correcting" secular, socialist education. 15/
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Rushdoony taught the modern pioneers of Christian nationalist ed to teach "providential history," such as the “Protestant Wind” with which it says God helped British defeat Spanish Armada so that the New World would not be overly settled by agents of the Vatican. 16/
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Rushdoony also established as bedrock Christian nationalist history idea that secular democracy is defiance of God--that real democracy means submitting to God's will as expressed by his "chosen one," the strongmen He puts in power. Sound familiar? 17/
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"History is God's working in man," the director of a popular Christian nationalist education publisher told me. In fact, he preferred to call U.S. history "heritage studies." Trump loves that word, "heritage," too. (Maybe it has something to do w/ the $413 mil he inherited?) 18/
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"Heritage studies," or "patriotic education," is a cult of personality. History matters not for its progression of “fact, fact, fact,” Michael McHugh, a pioneer of modern Christian nationalist ed, told me, but for “key personalities.” It's the strongman view of the past. 19/
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Trump ystrdy spoke of history as an "unstoppable chain of events"--culminating in him. This isn't a '20 campaign tactic. He's been talking "history" more & more for over a year, chipping away at Rushmore's remaining raw granite to add his name, his "key personality." 20/
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Trump doesn't need to know the particulars of Christian nationalist "history" to make it point to him. He surely doesn't know John Witherspoon, the only pastor to sign the declaration, from whom Christian nationalists derive a kind of "democratic" divine right to rule. 21/
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Another "key man" already established in the Christian nationalist schooling that's the basis for "patriotic education" is Trump's fave general, MacArthur--fired by Truman for almost sparking WW III. That's who "patriotic ed" wants our boys to be. 22/
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If "patriotic education" wants our boys to be "violent men [who] take it by force," as a popular Christian nationalist Bible verse puts it (Matthew 11:12), what does it dream for girls? That they be subject to what Christian nationalists--& Stephen Miller--dub "chivalry." 23/
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Another "key man" in "patriotic education" is Sgt. Alvin York, a WW I hero repurposed by Christian nationalism as the greatest Christian sniper in U.S. history. "God uses ordinary people," teaches the lesson. Reminds me of a popular Trump t-shirt I saw reporting ralies... 24/
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"Patriotic education" proposes he greatest "key men"--Washington, Lincoln, &, now, Trump--as divine. Popular Christian nationalist art often depicts them attended by a ghostly Christ or angels; & texts offer "proofs" of their chosen-ness. This is also known as "fascism." 25/
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During Iraq War, Christian nationalists erected 100s of billboards depicting a U.S. soldier backed by a ghostly Washington. Now it's cops, heroes in nationalist imagination of a new war, backed by angels & patriotic ghosts. 26/
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As w/ Texas state legislator other day, "patriotic education" repackages defeats--the Alamo--as victories & men who renounced U.S.--Confed. generals--as American heroes. "America" in nationalist imagination isn't united; it's "red states," it's whatever strongmen say it is. 26/
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"Patriotic education" has always meant preparing for war as a lens through which to view world, whether the Civil War then or a prospective one now. "Boys, are you ready for warfare?" asks one homeschooling video, "Putting on the Whole Armor of God." 27/
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Such terms come straight outta R.J. Rushdoony. Christian nationalist apologists, "responsible" conservatives, insist Rushdoony was fringe. & yet he was in many ways father of 2 major ideas: Christian homeschooling, & "providential history"--aka modern "patriotic education." 28/
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This gets wonky: Rushdoony in turn studied a turn-of-the-century Dutch theologian Abraham Kuyper. Kuyper was complex--but 1st Rushdoony, then Watergate felon Chuck Colson, & now today's Christian nationalists--twist his thought into a proof for nationalist education. 29/
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They take Kuyper's idea of "presuppositionalism"--in essence, subjectivity--as proof that neutral governance is impossible. Then they declare that subjectivity an objective "fact" to conclude that govt can only be for God or against him. Trump on Biden: "against God!" 30/
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Even tho he was an anti-Catholic Christian nationalist, modern "patriotic ed" pioneer Rushdoony loved JFK's rhetoric for its framing of U.S. as a redeemer nation (JFK: "God's work must be our own.") So, too, QAnon now cherry picks JFK for prophetic proof of Trump's glory. 31/
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A big part of my course in "patriotic education," like Christian nationalist education in general, was consumed by Stonewall Jackson--who got more ink in U.S. History For Christian Schools textbook than even Lee, much less Grant (forget all about Douglass).32/
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A nationalist magazine called Practical Homeschooling used to (& may still) offer instructions for Stonewall Jackson costumes in honor of his birthday. A text called Stonewall Jackson: The Black Man's Friend is--well, hell, do I need to explain how f'd up that is? 33/
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What's up w/ Stonewall Jackson & Christian nationalist education? The modern version partly began w/ him, when Rushdoony discovered a forgotten bio that framed him as fighting NOT for slavery, or the South, but the supposedly Christian ideals of the founders. 34/
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Within "patriotic education," Confederate generals like Stonewall Jackson aren't the traitors they objectively were, they're men who transcended partisanship in the service of Christian ideals. Christian nationalists do denounce slavery, too. Lotta cognitive dissonance. 35/
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"Cognitive dissonance" is maybe a good place to pause this thread on Christian nationalist roots of Trump's "patriotic education" initiative. My 6th grader's remote classes are over; time for homeschooling. We won't be studying Stonewall Jackson. 37/
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2020.09.16 19:33 IanTheWriter [NF, HM] JANE FROM FOREVER AGO: Episode Two

JANE FROM FOREVER AGO Episode Two A Tenth Street Christmas
I was nineteen years old.
And life was good. I had recently moved out of my parents' house for the first time. I was now sharing a place with four of my best friends. There was Gabe the Gambler, Matt the Nerd, Brandon the Manwhore, and Tony the Troublemaker. Unfortunately, the only house that the five of us could afford to rent was in the absolute worst part of the city. The part of the city known as "Tenth Street".
My parents had tried to talk me out of moving to such a rough neighborhood. They said I'd get robbed and murdered. But I was young and stubborn. I wanted to be with my friends and have parties. So I refused to listen to them. I did, however, eagerly accept their moving out present to me. My very first cell phone. A Motorola RAZR. They wanted me to have it just so they could check in with me from time to time. And I definitely didn't complain. I mean, that shit was like the hottest cell phone out at the time. Just sayin'.
Anyways, everything to do with the new house started out awesome. Every night, my roommates and I had something fun going on and hot girls stopping by. But, unfortunately, it wasn't too long before we started running into problems. First, Brandon's car got broken into. Next, Matt had a package stolen off the front porch. And then one night, we actually caught some guy just snooping around and peeking through our windows. It was unnerving to say the least. Still, we tried our very, very best to make that house a home. Especially once Christmas rolled around.
My roommates and I really wanted to do something special for our first Christmas together. And after a drunken brainstorming session; we just decided on Secret Santa. We'd each pull the name of another roommate out of a hat, and then we'd buy him a super sweet gift. I pulled Gabe's name. And I was kind of upset. Not because I disliked Gabe or anything. Mostly just because I had no idea what I was going to get him. But I knew it had to be something awesome. So, one afternoon, about a week before the holiday; I went to the mall to track him down the perfect present.
I arrived at the mall and began walking around. After checking out a few stores and finding nothing, I decided to take a break and grab some lunch at the mall's food court. I got my tray from Taco Bell and sat down to eat. At first, I felt a little insecure about dining all alone, but I glanced around, and I noticed a number of other people also sitting by themselves. And that made me less uncomfortable. One of the people I noticed was a girl seated only a few tables away from me. She had her back to me, and I kept waiting for her to turn around so I could tell whether or not she was hot. Finally, she turned her head ever so slightly, revealing her face...and my heart completely stopped. It was Jane Lastname.
It had been a little over two years since that party where I had first reunited with Jane Lastname, my old childhood crush. And I hadn't seen or spoken to her since that night. I had imagined running into her again so many times, but I never thought it would actually happen. However, here she was. No more than thirty feet away from me. I took a second to get my shit together. I tried to track down all of the charisma and charm that I had inside of me. Then, I just stood up, grabbed my tray, and walked over to her table.
"Hi, is this seat taken?" Jane looked up to respond but then froze. That magical smile of hers began to slowly creep across her face. "IAN!" "Hi, Jane." She jumped out of her seat and immediately hugged me. The same way she had hugged me two years prior when we had first reconnected. "I can't believe it! What are you doing here?" she said, visibly overjoyed. "Well, I'm at the mall, Jane. So, ya know...I'm golfing." "Haha. Shut-up." "Sorry. But yeah, I'm just kinda shopping. Taking a quick lunch break." "Yeah, me too. Sit down. How have you been?"
I joined Jane at her table, and we started catching up while finishing our lunch. We talked about inadvertently getting separated that fateful night a couple of years ago. We talked about all the stuff that was currently going on in our lives. We again talked about our pets. Even though we hadn't seen in each other in forever; I felt like I was having a conversation with one of my best friends. Plus, there was that damn smile, man. It was just so pretty. It once again began sending fireworks exploding throughout my body every time it flashed across her face.
Jane revealed that she was at the mall trying to find the right Christmas gift for her friend and coworker, Jasmine. I explained that I was there looking to complete a similar task for my roommate, Gabe. So, after we were done eating, I suggested that we finish our shopping together. And she gleefully agreed.
We ended up walking around the mall together for hours. We stopped in almost every single store and just kinda screwed around. It was so much fucking fun, man. We weren't even really shopping. We were just talking, and sharing stories, and making each other laugh. We each kept coming up with horrible suggestions for the other person to buy their friend. She tried getting me to buy Gabe every Meg Ryan movie ever on DVD. I tried getting her to buy Jasmine a $300 gift certificate to the mall's soft pretzel stand. In reality, neither one of us were getting anywhere near finding an actual present. But we were both having too great of a time to care.
The mall was crowded with other holiday shoppers and completely decked out with festive lights and decorations. Soon, Jane and I came upon the classic staple of Christmastime shopping...SANTA! We stopped to watch some of the little kids sit on Santa's lap and tell him all the crazy presents they hoped to find under their tree. Unfortunately, it wasn't too long before Santa noticed us and shouted over. "Well, Ho Ho Ho! Look at this cute young couple. How would you two lovebirds like to have your picture taken on Santa's lap?" I laughed, but quickly interjected. "Thanks, Santa, but we're actually not a..." I was cut off by Jane. She grabbed my hand and started pulling me towards him. "C'mon. It'll be fun." She smiled that damn smile at me, and I couldn't protest. We climbed up on top of Santa's lap, and posed as the photographer snapped our pic. Afterwards, I paid an extra few dollars for a second copy, so we could each have one. It really was an adorable picture. We both just looked so happy.
We kept walking around the mall and making silly jokes to each other. We eventually came upon a little sports memorabilia store. I had earlier described Gabe as being a big gambler, and Jane pointed out a really nice set of poker chips for sale. I realized that they would actually be like the perfect gift for him. I couldn't believe I hadn't thought of it. I bought them, and we continued strolling through the mall. Soon, we came across The Disney Store. We went in and began browsing, when I noticed a pair of Princess Jasmine pajamas. They looked just like the outfit that the cartoon Jasmine had worn in Aladdin. Jane loved them and thought her friend would find them hilarious. She bought them, and then we both celebrated the fact that we had actually managed to find presents.
Before we knew it, we had spent the entire afternoon and most of the evening together. We covered every square inch of the mall. We finally returned to the food court where our journey had first begun. I knew our time would be coming to a close soon, so I decided I'd better make a move. "Well, Jane, I guess it's almost time for us to be calling it a night. Unless you wanna do another few laps just to make sure we didn't miss anything?" "Haha. Yeah, screw that. I'm officially shopped out. Plus, I'm pretty sure they're going to be closing soon." "Yeah, I know, I'm just kidding. But, umm, I just wanna say; I really had fun with you today. I'm so glad we bumped into each other." "Aw. Ian. I had a lot of fun today too. You're so damn funny. You really make me smile." "Well, I'm glad, because you have a really, really pretty smile. It does this whole firework thing to me." "Haha. Aw. I'm not really sure what that means. But, thanks. We should hang out again." "We definitely should. What are you doing next week? Wanna grab dinner or something?" "Well, I actually have this Christmas party at my friend's house on Thursday night. It's probably going to be kinda lame or whatever, but, umm, would you maybe wanna be my date?" "Absolutely I would, Jane. I fucking love lame stuff." "Haha. Perfect. Let me give you my phone number."
I pulled out my Motorola RAZR cell phone. I'm not gonna say Jane was impressed by it, but I assume she was. I mean, after all, it was like the hottest cell phone out at the time. Just sayin'. Anyways, she gave me her number, and I programmed it in. I asked her where she had parked her car. I was parked in the same general area, so I offered to walk her out.
It was dark, cold, and snowing ever so lightly outside. Jane grabbed my hand so she wouldn't slip as we stepped off the sidewalk and into the icy parking lot. We continued holding hands until we made it to her car. I knew it was time to say goodbye. But I just really wanted to kiss her. So I went for it. And there in that moonlit mall parking lot, as snowflakes danced to the ground around us; we shared the type of kiss that you would usually only see at the very end of an old Hugh Grant movie. Afterwards, Jane made me promise I'd call her to setup plans for her friend's party, then we finally said our goodbyes, and she drove off.
I left the mall that night in one of best moods of my life. I could hardly contain my joy as I drove home. I thought back to the evening of that party a couple of years ago. I remembered thinking, that night, that maybe Jane could possibly be my soulmate. And I'm still not saying I thought she WAS my soulmate. But, seriously, what were the odds of the two of us running into each other like that today? And then having that much fun just walking around the mall? And then sharing what can only be described as the most perfect first kiss of all time? I just couldn't help thinking that maybe it was fate. Maybe we were just meant to be together. Maybe she really was my soulmate.
I was still lost in my thoughts when I made it back to the parking lot by my house. There was no overnight parking on Tenth Street, so my roommates and I would always use this parking lot about half a block away. I couldn't wait to get inside and tell them all about my day. I wasn't sure if Gabe would be home or not, so I decided to leave his gift in my car just to be safe. I found a parking spot, hopped out, and happily began the short walk to my door.
I wasn't really paying much attention as I made my way to the house. I was just whistling a Christmas carol. And thinking about Jane. And our kiss. And calling her to set up our soon to be first date. When suddenly..
"Hey, man. You got the time?"
I looked up. There were two guys walking towards me on the sidewalk. Two very big guys. I should've thought about things for a second before replying. But I didn't. I was just feeling really awesome, and they were simply asking me for the time. So, I said, "You betcha." Then, I pulled out my Motorola RAZR cell phone. Ya know, the hottest phone out at the time. And I held it up in front of the two very big guys. Who were going for a walk. Late at night. In the middle of winter. Through my really bad neighborhood.
"It looks like it's just after 10 o'clock, guys." "Hey, that's a really nice phone." "Oh, thanks. It's actually a Motorola RA--"
I never got that last syllable out. Everything happened so fast. I'm honestly not even sure which of the two guys hit me. But one of them suddenly did. Right in the stomach. Really fucking hard.
The punch instantly knocked the wind straight out of me. I dropped my phone and fell to the ground in unimaginable pain. I couldn't breathe. I couldn't move. I couldn't shout for help. I couldn't do anything. I could just lay there coughing. And I could simply watch, through my tear-filled eyes, as those two fucking assholes picked up my phone, laughed, took off running down the street, and eventually disappeared into the night.
I stayed there, lying on that cold sidewalk, crippled by pain and struggling to catch my breath, for what felt like an eternity. I couldn't even believe what had just happened. I fucking loved that phone. I just felt like crying. And then I realized something. It wasn't only the phone that I had just lost. I had also just lost Jane Lastname's fucking number! And that's when I actually started crying.
I eventually crawled to my house, made it inside, and explained to my roommates everything that had happened. They all flipped out and got super pissed about it. Except for Gabe. He was pretty pissed; but he was also just really happy that I had left his Secret Santa gift in my car, and that it was safe. I ended up calling the cops and filing a police report, but nothing ever really came from it. I also called my parents. They had always said I'd get murdered and robbed living on Tenth Street. It sucked, but I had to tell them that they'd only really been half-wrong.
The next few days I did everything I could do to try and come up with Jane's number. But I never did. She wasn't in the phonebook. I couldn't find her on MySpace. I even called my brother to see if he happened to have her brother's number from when they played hockey together like ten years ago; but he obviously didn't. I searched far and wide, but I just couldn't find a way of getting in touch with her.
And so that was it. Thursday arrived. The day that we were supposed to be going on our first date together. But since I had no way of reaching her. There was no date.
Well...at least not yet.
THE END
Jane From Forever Ago will return with Episode Three: Ian and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Break-Up
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2020.09.16 19:29 IanTheWriter JANE FROM FOREVER AGO: Episode Two

JANE FROM FOREVER AGO Episode Two A Tenth Street Christmas
I was nineteen years old.
And life was good. I had recently moved out of my parents' house for the first time. I was now sharing a place with four of my best friends. There was Gabe the Gambler, Matt the Nerd, Brandon the Manwhore, and Tony the Troublemaker. Unfortunately, the only house that the five of us could afford to rent was in the absolute worst part of the city. The part of the city known as "Tenth Street".
My parents had tried to talk me out of moving to such a rough neighborhood. They said I'd get robbed and murdered. But I was young and stubborn. I wanted to be with my friends and have parties. So I refused to listen to them. I did, however, eagerly accept their moving out present to me. My very first cell phone. A Motorola RAZR. They wanted me to have it just so they could check in with me from time to time. And I definitely didn't complain. I mean, that shit was like the hottest cell phone out at the time. Just sayin'.
Anyways, everything to do with the new house started out awesome. Every night, my roommates and I had something fun going on and hot girls stopping by. But, unfortunately, it wasn't too long before we started running into problems. First, Brandon's car got broken into. Next, Matt had a package stolen off the front porch. And then one night, we actually caught some guy just snooping around and peeking through our windows. It was unnerving to say the least. Still, we tried our very, very best to make that house a home. Especially once Christmas rolled around.
My roommates and I really wanted to do something special for our first Christmas together. And after a drunken brainstorming session; we just decided on Secret Santa. We'd each pull the name of another roommate out of a hat, and then we'd buy him a super sweet gift. I pulled Gabe's name. And I was kind of upset. Not because I disliked Gabe or anything. Mostly just because I had no idea what I was going to get him. But I knew it had to be something awesome. So, one afternoon, about a week before the holiday; I went to the mall to track him down the perfect present.
I arrived at the mall and began walking around. After checking out a few stores and finding nothing, I decided to take a break and grab some lunch at the mall's food court. I got my tray from Taco Bell and sat down to eat. At first, I felt a little insecure about dining all alone, but I glanced around, and I noticed a number of other people also sitting by themselves. And that made me less uncomfortable. One of the people I noticed was a girl seated only a few tables away from me. She had her back to me, and I kept waiting for her to turn around so I could tell whether or not she was hot. Finally, she turned her head ever so slightly, revealing her face...and my heart completely stopped. It was Jane Lastname.
It had been a little over two years since that party where I had first reunited with Jane Lastname, my old childhood crush. And I hadn't seen or spoken to her since that night. I had imagined running into her again so many times, but I never thought it would actually happen. However, here she was. No more than thirty feet away from me. I took a second to get my shit together. I tried to track down all of the charisma and charm that I had inside of me. Then, I just stood up, grabbed my tray, and walked over to her table.
"Hi, is this seat taken?" Jane looked up to respond but then froze. That magical smile of hers began to slowly creep across her face. "IAN!" "Hi, Jane." She jumped out of her seat and immediately hugged me. The same way she had hugged me two years prior when we had first reconnected. "I can't believe it! What are you doing here?" she said, visibly overjoyed. "Well, I'm at the mall, Jane. So, ya know...I'm golfing." "Haha. Shut-up." "Sorry. But yeah, I'm just kinda shopping. Taking a quick lunch break." "Yeah, me too. Sit down. How have you been?"
I joined Jane at her table, and we started catching up while finishing our lunch. We talked about inadvertently getting separated that fateful night a couple of years ago. We talked about all the stuff that was currently going on in our lives. We again talked about our pets. Even though we hadn't seen in each other in forever; I felt like I was having a conversation with one of my best friends. Plus, there was that damn smile, man. It was just so pretty. It once again began sending fireworks exploding throughout my body every time it flashed across her face.
Jane revealed that she was at the mall trying to find the right Christmas gift for her friend and coworker, Jasmine. I explained that I was there looking to complete a similar task for my roommate, Gabe. So, after we were done eating, I suggested that we finish our shopping together. And she gleefully agreed.
We ended up walking around the mall together for hours. We stopped in almost every single store and just kinda screwed around. It was so much fucking fun, man. We weren't even really shopping. We were just talking, and sharing stories, and making each other laugh. We each kept coming up with horrible suggestions for the other person to buy their friend. She tried getting me to buy Gabe every Meg Ryan movie ever on DVD. I tried getting her to buy Jasmine a $300 gift certificate to the mall's soft pretzel stand. In reality, neither one of us were getting anywhere near finding an actual present. But we were both having too great of a time to care.
The mall was crowded with other holiday shoppers and completely decked out with festive lights and decorations. Soon, Jane and I came upon the classic staple of Christmastime shopping...SANTA! We stopped to watch some of the little kids sit on Santa's lap and tell him all the crazy presents they hoped to find under their tree. Unfortunately, it wasn't too long before Santa noticed us and shouted over. "Well, Ho Ho Ho! Look at this cute young couple. How would you two lovebirds like to have your picture taken on Santa's lap?" I laughed, but quickly interjected. "Thanks, Santa, but we're actually not a..." I was cut off by Jane. She grabbed my hand and started pulling me towards him. "C'mon. It'll be fun." She smiled that damn smile at me, and I couldn't protest. We climbed up on top of Santa's lap, and posed as the photographer snapped our pic. Afterwards, I paid an extra few dollars for a second copy, so we could each have one. It really was an adorable picture. We both just looked so happy.
We kept walking around the mall and making silly jokes to each other. We eventually came upon a little sports memorabilia store. I had earlier described Gabe as being a big gambler, and Jane pointed out a really nice set of poker chips for sale. I realized that they would actually be like the perfect gift for him. I couldn't believe I hadn't thought of it. I bought them, and we continued strolling through the mall. Soon, we came across The Disney Store. We went in and began browsing, when I noticed a pair of Princess Jasmine pajamas. They looked just like the outfit that the cartoon Jasmine had worn in Aladdin. Jane loved them and thought her friend would find them hilarious. She bought them, and then we both celebrated the fact that we had actually managed to find presents.
Before we knew it, we had spent the entire afternoon and most of the evening together. We covered every square inch of the mall. We finally returned to the food court where our journey had first begun. I knew our time would be coming to a close soon, so I decided I'd better make a move. "Well, Jane, I guess it's almost time for us to be calling it a night. Unless you wanna do another few laps just to make sure we didn't miss anything?" "Haha. Yeah, screw that. I'm officially shopped out. Plus, I'm pretty sure they're going to be closing soon." "Yeah, I know, I'm just kidding. But, umm, I just wanna say; I really had fun with you today. I'm so glad we bumped into each other." "Aw. Ian. I had a lot of fun today too. You're so damn funny. You really make me smile." "Well, I'm glad, because you have a really, really pretty smile. It does this whole firework thing to me." "Haha. Aw. I'm not really sure what that means. But, thanks. We should hang out again." "We definitely should. What are you doing next week? Wanna grab dinner or something?" "Well, I actually have this Christmas party at my friend's house on Thursday night. It's probably going to be kinda lame or whatever, but, umm, would you maybe wanna be my date?" "Absolutely I would, Jane. I fucking love lame stuff." "Haha. Perfect. Let me give you my phone number."
I pulled out my Motorola RAZR cell phone. I'm not gonna say Jane was impressed by it, but I assume she was. I mean, after all, it was like the hottest cell phone out at the time. Just sayin'. Anyways, she gave me her number, and I programmed it in. I asked her where she had parked her car. I was parked in the same general area, so I offered to walk her out.
It was dark, cold, and snowing ever so lightly outside. Jane grabbed my hand so she wouldn't slip as we stepped off the sidewalk and into the icy parking lot. We continued holding hands until we made it to her car. I knew it was time to say goodbye. But I just really wanted to kiss her. So I went for it. And there in that moonlit mall parking lot, as snowflakes danced to the ground around us; we shared the type of kiss that you would usually only see at the very end of an old Hugh Grant movie. Afterwards, Jane made me promise I'd call her to setup plans for her friend's party, then we finally said our goodbyes, and she drove off.
I left the mall that night in one of best moods of my life. I could hardly contain my joy as I drove home. I thought back to the evening of that party a couple of years ago. I remembered thinking, that night, that maybe Jane could possibly be my soulmate. And I'm still not saying I thought she WAS my soulmate. But, seriously, what were the odds of the two of us running into each other like that today? And then having that much fun just walking around the mall? And then sharing what can only be described as the most perfect first kiss of all time? I just couldn't help thinking that maybe it was fate. Maybe we were just meant to be together. Maybe she really was my soulmate.
I was still lost in my thoughts when I made it back to the parking lot by my house. There was no overnight parking on Tenth Street, so my roommates and I would always use this parking lot about half a block away. I couldn't wait to get inside and tell them all about my day. I wasn't sure if Gabe would be home or not, so I decided to leave his gift in my car just to be safe. I found a parking spot, hopped out, and happily began the short walk to my door.
I wasn't really paying much attention as I made my way to the house. I was just whistling a Christmas carol. And thinking about Jane. And our kiss. And calling her to set up our soon to be first date. When suddenly..
"Hey, man. You got the time?"
I looked up. There were two guys walking towards me on the sidewalk. Two very big guys. I should've thought about things for a second before replying. But I didn't. I was just feeling really awesome, and they were simply asking me for the time. So, I said, "You betcha." Then, I pulled out my Motorola RAZR cell phone. Ya know, the hottest phone out at the time. And I held it up in front of the two very big guys. Who were going for a walk. Late at night. In the middle of winter. Through my really bad neighborhood.
"It looks like it's just after 10 o'clock, guys." "Hey, that's a really nice phone." "Oh, thanks. It's actually a Motorola RA--"
I never got that last syllable out. Everything happened so fast. I'm honestly not even sure which of the two guys hit me. But one of them suddenly did. Right in the stomach. Really fucking hard.
The punch instantly knocked the wind straight out of me. I dropped my phone and fell to the ground in unimaginable pain. I couldn't breathe. I couldn't move. I couldn't shout for help. I couldn't do anything. I could just lay there coughing. And I could simply watch, through my tear-filled eyes, as those two fucking assholes picked up my phone, laughed, took off running down the street, and eventually disappeared into the night.
I stayed there, lying on that cold sidewalk, crippled by pain and struggling to catch my breath, for what felt like an eternity. I couldn't even believe what had just happened. I fucking loved that phone. I just felt like crying. And then I realized something. It wasn't only the phone that I had just lost. I had also just lost Jane Lastname's fucking number! And that's when I actually started crying.
I eventually crawled to my house, made it inside, and explained to my roommates everything that had happened. They all flipped out and got super pissed about it. Except for Gabe. He was pretty pissed; but he was also just really happy that I had left his Secret Santa gift in my car, and that it was safe. I ended up calling the cops and filing a police report, but nothing ever really came from it. I also called my parents. They had always said I'd get murdered and robbed living on Tenth Street. It sucked, but I had to tell them that they'd only really been half-wrong.
The next few days I did everything I could do to try and come up with Jane's number. But I never did. She wasn't in the phonebook. I couldn't find her on MySpace. I even called my brother to see if he happened to have her brother's number from when they played hockey together like ten years ago; but he obviously didn't. I searched far and wide, but I just couldn't find a way of getting in touch with her.
And so that was it. Thursday arrived. The day that we were supposed to be going on our first date together. But since I had no way of reaching her. There was no date.
Well...at least not yet.
THE END
Jane From Forever Ago will return with Episode Three: Ian and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Break-Up
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2020.09.11 09:10 _longtimelistener [OC] 20/21 is the first season since 05/06 where no PL team changed their manager during the summer

Counting only managerial changes that happen after one season ends, and before the next season begins, and for teams that are about to start the new PL season.
20/21
No changes. Dates of when each manager was appointed:

Managerial changes each summer

Listed as Club: departing manager to appointed manager - date of appointment.
19/20
18/19
17/18
16/17
15/16
14/15
13/14
12/13
11/12
10/11
09/10
08/09
07/08
06/07
05/06 No Changes. Dates of when each manager was appointed and when he left.
Notes - All data collected and sourced from Transfermarkt - You can always count on Chelsea to keep it interesting. - If you notice any mistake or missing changes, please add it in the comments. - I hope I'm correct in titling this as OC. It's just collecting the data. - I really resisted adding a cheeky Opta-style Continuity in the title, but maybe couldn't resist telling you about it.
Edit/Corrections - Wanger OUT, Wenger IN. I'm filled with shame to misspell the name of a legendary manager like Arsenal Wanger. - Graemem Souness left to work in television, replaced in the list by his more-famous brother Graeme. - People in the comments were kind to add the appointments of: Jol (11/12), Clarke (12/13), Irvine (14/15), Sánchez Flores (15/16), Mazzarri (16/17), de Boer (17/18), and Ranieri (15/16) who was 1:5000 odds to be added to this list, but still made it, making him the best summer appointment of all times.
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2020.09.08 17:07 intellectualgulf The Miseducation of the American People

This is a theory that I will be working on until I figure out if it is accurate or not. Y'know, how the scientific process is supposed to be applied.
The theory is this: The american people have been purposefully miseducated for generations and the bizarre backwards behavior we see today is a symptom of this miseducation.
Whether or not the GOP is mainly responsible, whether this miseducation was politically aligned / inspired seems like a very important question given Nixon's presidency. Nixon is however just a symptom of a disease, and that disease is misinformation. The miseducation of the American people has been occurring for at least 100 years, but most likely has been ongoing since the founding of the country. Unfortunately freedom of speech protects liars, but that is the price we pay for democracy.
Misinformation is a human disease, and is directly responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of American citizens in 2020 alone. Trump appointed Jared Kushner, an uneducated unqualified man, to lead a Covid Task force AND Jared Kushner showed why being uneducated is dangerous, since he decided Covid would magically hurt democrats more than republicans.
I appear to be picking on Trump, but my theory is that conservatives of every color are to blame for this miseducation. It may be unfair to lay the blame entirely at the feet of conservative political parties, but we still can't have rational public debates about social policy without one of the miseducated screaming about communism.
The average american has no idea what socialism is and only vaguely understands it to be a dangerous / bad system of governance that opposing superpowers have historically claimed to follow. https://www.pewresearch.org/politics/2019/10/07/in-their-own-words-behind-americans-views-of-socialism-and-capitalism/
The issue with this miseducation is it prevents reasonable logical debate. Of course any purely socialist society would fail, we are not a cooperative species. Any "true" form of government will fail when applied to humans because we are not rational or logical animals. We will inevitably smear everything in sight with feces and claim we have improved the world.
Miseducation has led to the average american not understanding how governments function at a fundamental level. A government is a group of people who agree to a set of rules that direct acceptable or unacceptable behavior, who organize around these rules, and who contribute resources to the group fund to support the enforcement of those rules. Every government is socialist since the definition of socialism is group ownership, and democratic governments are group owned. All guaranteed services provided by a government are group owned, and anyone who claims the government should not provide guaranteed services should leave since that is exactly what our founding fathers wanted it to be.
I'll repeat that last bit for clarity, the founding fathers intentionally created a group owned government to provide guaranteed services which include the postal service. If you consider yourself an "American" and believe that privatizing government services is a good idea, then you do not understand your government. This is reasonable given that many people were taught complete falsehoods before the internet came along, and many more falsehoods have been propagated by charlatans via the internet.
The only reason we can even tell that a massive amount of miseducation occurred in the United States is because so many of those people are very loud. The internet acts as a permanent record, and despite active revisionism / ongoing miseducation it still provides a clear view of the miseducation.
Each administration that chooses to use misinformation as a political weapon / tool ultimately damages the United States of America as they progressively weaken the citizens faith in truth. The american people at this point in time continue to act illogically despite access to the entirety of human knowledge at their fingertips. This is because the average American has been taught that Science and truth are not the same, and that "science" cannot be trusted to protect their interests. It does not matter that "their interests" are given to them by politicians who have shown an inability to think rationally or scientifically, since this is what they have been taught to accept.
This is yet another symptom of the disease, as people who otherwise are not mentally deficient make completely irrational or illogical choices / behaviors, such as continuing to elect corrupt and incompetent leaders.
The claims by Trump and other "modern" conservatives that the United States is or ever was intended to be a Christian nation is common. It really shouldn't be commonly held or believed since it is patently false, but it is another symptom of the disease of misinformation which is propagated in the United States through miseducation.
Data Sources
Statistics in the U.S. Department of Education: Highlights from the Past 120 Years
https://nces.ed.gov/pubs93/93442.pdf
US Department of Education website
https://www2.ed.gov/about/overview/fed/role.html
History
The original Department of Education was created in 1867 to collect information on schools and teaching that would help the States establish effective school systems. While the agency's name and location within the Executive Branch have changed over the past 130 years, this early emphasis on getting information on what works in education to teachers and education policymakers continues down to the present day.
The passage of the Second Morrill Act in 1890 gave the then-named Office of Education responsibility for administering support for the original system of land-grant colleges and universities. Vocational education became the next major area of Federal aid to schools, with the 1917 Smith-Hughes Act and the 1946 George-Barden Act focusing on agricultural, industrial, and home economics training for high school students.
World War II led to a significant expansion of Federal support for education. The Lanham Act in 1941 and the Impact Aid laws of 1950 eased the burden on communities affected by the presence of military and other Federal installations by making payments to school districts. And in 1944, the "GI Bill" authorized postsecondary education assistance that would ultimately send nearly 8 million World War II veterans to college.
The Cold War stimulated the first example of comprehensive Federal education legislation, when in 1958 Congress passed the National Defense Education Act (NDEA) in response to the Soviet launch of Sputnik. To help ensure that highly trained individuals would be available to help America compete with the Soviet Union in scientific and technical fields, the NDEA included support for loans to college students, the improvement of science, mathematics, and foreign language instruction in elementary and secondary schools, graduate fellowships, foreign language and area studies, and vocational-technical training.
The anti-poverty and civil rights laws of the 1960s and 1970s brought about a dramatic emergence of the Department's equal access mission. The passage of laws such as Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 which prohibited discrimination based on race, sex, and disability, respectively made civil rights enforcement a fundamental and long-lasting focus of the Department of Education. In 1965, the Elementary and Secondary Education Act launched a comprehensive set of programs, including the Title I program of Federal aid to disadvantaged children to address the problems of poor urban and rural areas. And in that same year, the Higher Education Act authorized assistance for postsecondary education, including financial aid programs for needy college students.
In 1980, Congress established the Department of Education as a Cabinet level agency. Today, ED operates programs that touch on every area and level of education. The Department's elementary and secondary programs annually serve nearly 18,200 school districts and over 50 million students attending roughly 98,000 public schools and 32,000 private schools. Department programs also provide grant, loan, and work-study assistance to more than 12 million postsecondary students.
When formulating this theory I was focused on education in the 1950s and later, but I am revising this theory as I read more. I think the best way to identify the miseducation will be to find writings that survived the shifts in belief. To suggest to one of Jefferson's contemporaries that he wanted religion involved with the United States government would have gotten you laughed out of the room. Jefferson was not above using the law to support his personal beliefs, but we have his letters with Madison where they congratulate one another on keeping religion out of the government [see comments].
I bring this up as it is a MAJOR point for conservatives despite being clearly historically wrong.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservatism_in_the_United_States#:~:text=Conservatism%20in%20the%20United%20States%20is%20a%20political%20and%20social,%2Dcommunism%2C%20pro%2Dindividualism%2C
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conservatism_in_the_United_States#:~:text=Conservatism%20in%20the%20United%20States%20is%20a%20political%20and%20social,%2Dcommunism%2C%20pro%2Dindividualism%2C
Anyone who ascribes to believes in made up history is one of the miseducated.
20200915 - "The white man's burden"
In February 1899, British novelist and poet Rudyard Kipling wrote a poem entitled “The White Man’s Burden: The United States and The Philippine Islands.”
I had hoped I would need to search further than this to find my evidence, as if all the evidence is laying about like this it is a wonder no one else stumbled upon it before.
"The White Man's Burden" had a clear historical impact, and yet most people alive now would refuse to believe that their great great grandparent, great grandparent, or grandparent was assuredly raised with (and most likely promoted) Racist views.
This poem influenced the future) US President Theodore Roosevelt and Global Policy as a result: http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5478/
We see contemporary refutations by famous figures such as Mark Twain, that were clearly ignored in favor of the "White Man" which in the USA was quite literal. "Predestination" was the idea that White Christians were beloved by God, and that God had made the world for White Men to rule".
This was such a common theme in those days that it was used to literally steal land from the natives. Really good evidence of how effective Christianity is as a moral spine to humanity in my thinking.
Just look at President Jackson's Message to Congress "On Indian Removal", December 6, 1830;
https://www.nps.gov/museum/tmc/MANZ/handouts/Andrew_Jackson_Annual_Message.pdf
We must admit that not just some, but most of our forefather's were selfish and racist people who had been indoctrinated by their conservative peers and teachers.
The reason I bring this poem up specifically is I found it in a Biology textbook. Which Biology textbook? Why only one of the most famous textbooks in history that no one remembers,:
A Civic Biology: Presented in Problems (usually referred to as just Civic Biology) was a biology textbook written by George William Hunter, published in 1914
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/39969/39969-h/39969-h.htm
Excerpt from The Economic Value of Trees. Protection and Regulation of Water Supply. : "It was such a strange, tremendous story, that of the Greek Poseidonia, later the Roman Pæstum. Long ago those adventuring mariners from Greece had seized the fertile plain, which at that time was covered with forests of great oak and watered by two clear and shining rivers. They drove the Italian natives back into the distant hills, for the white man's burden even then included the taking of all the desirable things that were being wasted by incompetent natives, and they brought over colonists—whom the philosophers and moralists at home maligned, no doubt, in the same pleasant fashion of our own day. And the colonists cut down the oaks, and plowed the land, and built cities, and made harbors, and finally dusted their busy hands and busy souls of the grime of labor and wrought splendid temples in honor of the benign gods who had given them the possessions of the Italians and filled them with power and fatness. "
Now one instance doesn't make a pattern, but that is clearly not a scientific phrase. Why is this Biology textbook, which was used to force schools to teach science, reinforcing a view that was known at the time to be wrong? Not only was this view known to be wrong, it had been known for at least 50 years.
At this point we can just accept that Christianity was only used as a way to excuse horrendous treatment of "savages", and that the people alive at the time knew this was true. The supporters of predestination at the time most likely were as vehement in their correctness as the neo-nazis of now.
So what is the picture I am painting? Why is this not in chronological order?
I am going to show you that not only is there a constant theme of "denying reality" among conservatives in the United States, but that it was purposeful refutation of correct information (truth).
Andrew Jackson did not consider the native population as human:
"And is it supposed that the wandering savage has a stronger attachment to his home than the settled, civilized Christian? Is it more afflicting to him to leave the graves of his fathers than it is to our brothers and children? Rightly considered, the policy of the General Government toward the red man is not only liberal, but generous. He is unwilling to submit to the laws of the States and mingle with their population. To save him from this alternative, or perhaps utter annihilation, the General Government kindly offers him a new home, and proposes to pay the whole expense of his removal and settlement."
I can say Jackson didn't consider "the red man" as human, because despite this claim that the "red man" would be relocated and all costs covered Jackson would end up authorizing the murder of many natives during his presidency. Just look at how Jackson promoted an incorrect view of the Native American people being "wandering savages" with no connection to the land.
"Whatabout" arguments bring up questions of "ownership", inheritance of land among Native American Tribes, and wars among the Tribes just before the "settling" of the Americas. My counter to this is the same as always, according to your logic if I want your house I just need to prove you haven't owned it "very long".
This argument is at its core insisting that the ownership of a landmass depends on how recently the government on that landmass changed leadership. The fact is that the native American people had been living on the continent without european intervention for at least 1,000 years:
Just for example he Connestee people, believed to be ancestors of the Cherokee, occupied western North Carolina circa 200 to 600 CE https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherokee
This means that the Cherokee have a stronger claim to England than the English according to the "recent ownership theory", since the people the English descended from didn't arrive in England until after 400 CE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Saxon_settlement_of_Britain
Honestly if you or anyone you know believes the ridiculously common conservative argument, please point out to them that based on the concept of ownership being based on time spent in a region, the Native American people owned half the world before the English stood up their bastion of failing Rome in the United Kingdom. Not only that, but the Native American people had a rich history that quite literally was all but destroyed between the 16th and 18th centuries.
Jesus H Christ, if you want to see even more proof that we have simply trained ourselves to be idiotic, look at this History Channel Page that supposedly tells the timeline of the Native American People: https://www.history.com/topics/native-american-history/native-american-timeline
It starts in 1492! That is not a history of the native american people, that is a history of European interaction with the Native American People's. This is a perfect example of how our common knowledge and supposed history is just conservative garbage.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Native_Americans_in_the_United_States
Looking at the actual Wikipedia page (look out for conservative Christian revisionism), we see that the people who populated the American continents lived there for millenia. "Western Christian Civilization" wasn't even a shitstain in homo sapiens diaper when the American continents were fully settled and replete with grand empires.
Not only did Jackson purposefully mis-inform the American people about the selfishness and evil of the "Indian Removal Act", but he used similar misinformation tactics to disguise other political agendas:
" Mexico, having for six years carried on against Texas a marauding war only, and that upon the most savage principles, inconsistant with all principles of civilised warfare, and against which all civilised nations which have acknowledged the Independence of Texas ought to unite, and by peaceful means, if it could, put it down, and if this could not be obtained peaceably, then all civillised and christian powers are bound to unite upon christian principle to put an end to this savage and inhuman war. The United States having been the first nation that acknowledged Texian Independence, are we not bound to be the first to boldly step forward to put an end to this savage maurading war. I think so. Texas harassed, and her means of war limitted presents herself to the united states to be annexed to, and protected by the United States. There being no embodied army marching against Texas for reconquest, great Britain trying to obtain the Liberation of the slaves in Texas for the avowed purpose of coercing the south and west into this measure by destroying the vallue of this property and opening a way for our slaves to run away to Texas, is [it] not time for the south and west to take the alarm, and as Texas has presented herself for voluntary annexation, which at once shuts the door against this impending evil, and secures Neworleans in case of a war with England, can it be, could it be, that any one could seriously suppose that the whole south and west would not unite upon this important subject, and with one voice cry out annexation. "
"I am very feeble, but excited by the subject, mortified at Mr. V.B. letter and Col. Bentons, for their is no evidence of ever the time being more propitious than the present, the necessitous situation of Texas, the prospects of the encouragement posponement will give to Mexico, with the secrete aid of great Britain and the consequences, makes my tears flow with regret. Texas may feel herself insulted and neglected by the refusal of the U. States and make a treaty with great Britain ruinous to the south west and to the safety of the Union, when we will have to fight both great Britain and mexico—on such an event what curses must fall upon all who refused to receive Texas."
It's almost like Andrew Jackson was a Racist, who while opposed / refuted by some of his contemporaries, the average American clearly supported Predestination.
It is no wonder that with this amount misinformation use already present by the 7th President we see a President today who does nothing but lie. Since conservatives value Opinion over Truth we can no longer trust anything that they claim, and we shouldn't have been letting these views infect out people for this long to begin with.

Special Interest Groups Damaged our Government:

This should be a perfectly reasonable debate with no partisanship or issues of religion / emotion (/s).
This is going to be a shit show, just be prepared.
Academics have almost universally responded poorly to this hypothesis, that the American People have been Miseducated for Generations.
It is quite possible that the misinformation campaigns which turned our nation into an "Idiocracy" were not exclusive to education centers.
Searching through the NY Times you can find many examples of Christian special interest groups attacking politicians for failing to align with their goals:
1832 Wig Paper lauding the destruction of Irish Culture- Constitutional Whig. [volume], September 28, 1824
1841 Indiana State sentinel. [volume], October 19, 1841: 1841 anti-irish sentiment

1840 - Mr. Van Buren has shown he is in favor of Free Negroes and Slaves to swear in Court against WHITE MEN! (emphasis theirs) The Hawk-eye and Iowa patriot., September 10, 1840
1842 article noting the South's prediliction for lynching, and arguing that good christians are not racist
1856 - christian editor taken to court for printing abolitionist sentiments in Va
1907 -white people are great even when they oppress their dark skinned brothers
1919 - princeton journal reference to "Irish need not apply". If you are of Irish heritage, your ancestors were called "white The Princeton union. [volume], December 04, 1919, Page 4
1949 - A congressman from Ohio tells other Congressmen he had never seen any segregation: https://history.house.gov/People/Detail/15130?ret=True
2005 - The United States is still fighting idiots pushing their religion in tax funded schools: https://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/20/science/sciencespecial2/judge-bars-intelligent-design-from-pa-classes.html

Textbooks which Promoted Conservative Christian Political Goals

1842 - The Religious instruction of the Negroes in the United States
ORIGIN on THE AMERICAN INDIANS. Hence it seems, at first glance, almost impossible that it should have been reached, in an age when ships Were small‘ and frail, when the mariner’s compass was unknown and the sailor dared not trust himself out of sight of land. This led men to suppose that the inhabitants of America did not descend from Adam and Eve, but from a race previously created. Such a theory’ is plainly contrary to the Bible record, nor is it needed to account for the settlement of America. .8. Later discoveries have brought to light a fact unknown to geographers three hundred years ago, that America wi- dens rapidly in the north, and there juts out into the ocean till it comes within thirty-six ‘miles of Asia. , As a current sets -towards the American shore, the passage thither can be readily made even in rude vessels. Boats may have been driven over by stress of weather, and the continent thus have been discovered without design. But there was a still‘ easier means of communication. In severe seasons, ,Behring’s Strait is frozen over. , ‘Many varieties of animals have passed on the ice from one continent to the other; and the first occupants of America, led by curiosity, or driven by violence,- may have reached the new world in the same manner. 9. At what time this event took place, we are not informed. History makes no mention of it. It is probable that it occurred at an early date, not many centuries after the dispersion at Babel and the consequent emigration from the plain of Shi’nar.
1875 Analysis of Civil Government
There is little need of comment "on this clause‘‘.‘‘ No “man can Well doubt the propriety of placing a President of the" United States’ under the most solemn obligations to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution. It is "a suitable ‘pledge of his fidelity and responsibility to his 'country', and creates upon his conscience a deep ‘sense duty, by an appeal at once, in the presence of God and man, to the most sacred and solemn sanctions Which can operate upon the human mind
Oath. A solemn aflirmation or declaration, before a competent tribunal or ofiieer, to tell the truth, appealing to God for the truth of what is asserted.
1875 - Politics for young adults
TO PARENTS AND TEACHERS. to be a good citizen of the United States one ought to be imbued with the spirit of Christianity, and to believe in and act upon the teachings of Jesus. He condemned self-seeking, covetousness, hypocrisy, class distinctions, envy, malice, undue and ignoble ambition
Old textbooks:
ATTITUDES REVEALED IN SUBJECT MATTER Since geography textbooks dealt extensively with people and customs, the opportunity was great for authors to reveal their attitudes regarding the various peoples and their ways of living. In many geographies, especially in the earlier ones, the content revealed that the attitudes of the authors were often biased. Religious Attitudes. The earliest geographies were written when our country was still dominantly Protestant and the academic leaders were either trained as ministers or at least deeply religious. J edidiah Morse and Elijah Parish were both Congregational ministers. Not even all Protestant groups were equally respected. For example, in the first American written geography, Morse in 1784 referred to the Presbyterians and Lutherans as “numerous and respectable.” Parish, in enumerating the religious groups, began with small letters the words Baptists, Methodists, Quakers, and Catholics, but began with capital letters Presbyterian, Congregationalists, and Lutherans. ‘ Many of the early books particularly contained unfavorable comments about other religions than Protestants. Morse in his 1790 edition referred to Roman Catholicism in Spain as “of most bigoted, superstitious, and tyrannical character.” Dwight (1806), Parish (1810), and Adams (1818) used the term “Pop- ery” in referring to Roman Catholicism. Davies (1805) claimed that the priests in Ireland ruled with “blind superstition and ignorance.” Many other early geographies contained similar statements. Later several geography textbooks were written by Catholic
GEOGRAPHIES Q13 authors which were equally biased against Protestantism. Among these were texts by Pinnock (1853) and Sadlier (1880). The latter, in referring to religious conditions in Ireland, said: England abandoned the Catholic faith in the 16th century, and to this country belongs the ignoble distinction of having oppressed and persecuted the Irish nation with a barbarity unparalleled in the history of man’s inhumanity to man. Most Protestant authors referred to the Protestants in Euro- pean countries with respect. Parish (1810) said, “The Scotch clergy are men of learning and piety.” Woodbridge (1835) said, in referring to the Scots, “They are remarkable for knowledge and morality, produced by their numerous schools, and their at- tention to public worship.” In referring to non-Christian religions, likewise, uncompli- mentary statements were often made. A number of authors re- ferred to Mahomet as an “imposter.” Morse (1800) wrote: “In a word, the contagion spread over Arabia, Syria, Egypt, and Persia; Mahomet, from a deceitful hypocrite, became the most powerful monarch in his time.” Warren in 1872 referred to Mohammed as a “false prophet.” Uncomplimentary statements were also made about the religions in Japan and India. Reform Attitudes. The teaching of religion and morality was really the chief aim of education in early American schools. This aim was even dominant. in geography textbooks. Thus many forms of behavior which the authors considered immoral were severely condemned. Alcohol. Morse (1790) believed “in proportion as the use of beer increases, in the same proportion will the use of spiritous liquors decrease. This will be a happy exchange.” Parish (1810) condemned the “numerous Taverns,” and “grogshops.” Several condemned the sale of liquors to Indians.
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2020.09.04 06:45 OldmanRevived I saw two movies (Love Guaranteed, Mr. Soul!"

First up was Love, Guaranteed
Imagine the dumbest half-hour sitcom you've ever seen, spin it out to 90 minutes by making it even more thin and shallow, and you have "Love, Guaranteed." This movie is so appalling it doesn't even deserve comparison with sitcoms. It plays like an unendurable TV commercial about beautiful people with great lifestyles and not a thought in their empty little heads. It is an embarrassing comedy, a painful romance, and a truly insufferable romance comedy.
Only rarely is a film so proudly formulaic, both in plot and character. The story hinges on Susan (Rachel Leigh Cook), a "civil litigator" and the head of a struggling law firm in Seattle. Her associates are Roberto (Sean Amsing), a gay man who's a screamingly limp-wristed stereotype, and Pam (Lisa Durupt), who's so perky you fear she might break into little pieces. Susan is often pro bono, causing her boutique firm’s bills to pile up. When she's off work, she spends her time at home drinking a glass of lonely white wine and staring vacantly out the window.
One morning, Susan's luck shifts when she agrees to take a case with her latest client Nick (Damon Wayans Jr). Nick has come to her office because he wants to file a lawsuit against an online dating company called Love, Guaranteed. He says he's gone on 986 dates without having found love, and wants to sue for fraud. Susan is dismissive of the case at first since it seems Nick has found a classic legal loophole and is just out for the money. But of course, he's really trying to prove a point about the dispassionate way these apps package and sell human connection to people who are emotionally vulnerable. And he plans to donate any proceeds from his suit to a children’s wing for the rehab center where he works with the elderly.
If you find this whole set-up ridiculous, and think that Susan and Nick will eventually realize that they are really in love with each other, you are no more than ordinarily prescient. The journey to get there, though, is remarkably tedious. Most of the comedy here comes from Susan’s research into online dating, which leads her to profound realizations such as the guys who don't show up and the guys who look nothing like their photos. "Love, Guaranteed" feels a couple of years too late when it comes to finger-wagging at online dating, and a couple of decades removed from the need for a charismatic, handsome man to show a workaholic woman how to have fun.
It's crashingly obvious to everyone in the audience, but not to anyone in the movie. When we're that much smarter than the characters, you have to wonder why they aren't buying tickets to watch us. So lacking in human characteristics are these people that when the screenplay falls back on the last resort of the bankrupt filmmaking imagination - a childbirth scene - it appears right after a moment that is supposed to make us feel empathy for Nick and his love life. It's almost as if they realized that genuine human insight was slowly getting into the story, so they had to interrupt it with something obligatory.
The movie provides an opportunity to spend 90 minutes in the presence of the most cloying, inane and annoying dialogue I've heard in many a moon. The courtroom dialect is possibly the worst, with Cook being given lines like "She’s going to be lawyered up. Our case has to be airtight." It is not merely badly directed, it is written by Hilary Galanoy and Elizabeth Hackett as if they were preparing texts for a workshop of unsuccessful professionals in the human awareness industry.
The founder of Love, Guaranteed is a pretentious lifestyle guru named Tamara Taylor (Heather Graham), who is mostly an outsized comedic cameo. Even worse are Graham's nonvocal mannerisms, in which she gasps for breath and rolls her eyes in inarticulate sincerity as words fail her. Why would so many good actors sign up for a script this dopey? My guess is that they look upon these things as the equivalent of parties where they can make an appearance, have some fun without doing much in the way of heavy lifting and get paid a lot of money in the process.
Trust me, they would have been better served if director Mark Steven Johnson had just forgone the film entirely and filmed the cast party. None of the actors are able to find a way to rise above the material, instead just plowing through in the broadest manner possible while trying not to look too obviously embarrassed. "Love, Guaranteed" fails at fundamentals we take for granted when we go to the movies. By lacking them, it illustrates what the minimum requirements are for a competent film. Yes, you can clearly see and hear them, especially when they're missing.

Next up was Mr. Soul!
"Soul!" was a variety show that aired on PBS from 1968 to 1973 with the aim of sharing the diversity of Black culture with the public, as it emerged during the Civil Rights struggle and the Black Arts Movement. It was exciting not just for viewers but for the artists and other cultural figures who appeared on the national showcase. The show gave particular exposure to musicians - popular stars like Stevie Wonder, Wilson Pickett and Earth, Wind & Fire and underground artists, including McCoy Tyner and the saxophonist Rahsaan Roland Kirk, whose unhinged performance culminated with him smashing a chair to pieces.
The show was largely shaped by its co-producer and host, Ellis Haizlip, a Black gay man operating with power and confidence. Haizlip used his refined taste, eccentric character and outsider's perspective both to guide the show’s aesthetic and to define its goals. "Mr. Soul!" starts with a focus on the inexorable link between the program and its host. He was able to keep it going for five years during one of the most tumultuous periods in American history - the days of assassinations and protests. Harry Belafonte says at one point, "The period was filled with great upheaval. It was an upheaval that was necessary."
Haizlip had a long history of involvement in the progressive arts. Growing up in a middle-class household in segregated Washington, D.C., he began producing plays in college at Howard University. Upon graduating in 1954, he headed to New York, where he produced plays with Vinnette Carroll at the Harlem Y.M.C.A., including one starring Cicely Tyson and James Earl Jones. He also produced concerts in Europe starring Marlene Dietrich and dramas overseas penned by Baldwin and Langston Hughes.
Haizlip's father didn't approve of his homosexuality, though some family members accepted him, including his cousin, Melissa Haizlip, who directed the film, and her father Harold, who's an empathic speaker in the documentary. Though Haizlip guided the show from the start, he technically wasn't its first host. Initially, the scholar Dr. Alvin Poussaint and the actress and educator Loretta Long split that duty, but by the fifth episode the role fell to a somewhat reluctant, and awkward, Haizlip.
His appearance displayed his daring as well as a nonjudgmental nature, a quality that allowed him to make the audience comfortable with even the more controversial guests. Haizlip graciously yet incisively interviewed a number of political figures. One episode featured Louis Farrakhan, who was asked about his condemnation of homosexuality. Farrakhan, who knew about Haizlip’s sexuality, answered with a long speech, throwing in a charge that Black gay people were made that way by whites, a view Haizlip did not challenge.
But Haizlip didn't simply provide a platform for creative and confrontational stars. He also encouraged entirely new collaborations between them. As holistic as the show’s approach to Black politics and culture was, it played a particularly historic role in its presentation of music. The show wasn't about explaining, defending or reframing, but simply experiencing. It was aired live, with no seven-second delay. Its interviews were intimate and searching, its music sets unfettered, its set design and camerawork innovative. "Soul!" was a breeding ground for intellectual thought, as well as poetry and expressive dance.
The music clips are astounding in their breadth and immediacy. The first season opened with Patti Labelle backed by the Bluebelles, and closed with a duet by Wilson Pickett and gospel singer Marion Williams. Haizlip even convinced Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson, then working as behind-the-scenes songwriters, to become an upfront performing duo beginning with their appearance on the show. Also featured are the political, proto-rap group the Last Poets, who purposely used racial slurs in their lyrics to counter degrading images of black people and the deeply ingrained racism of society.
Ellis Haizlip comes across in this movie as an extraordinary man, spiritual, filled with love and power. "Soul!" fell victim to the Nixon administration, with its deep suspicion of public broadcasting in general and aversion to anti-establishment critiques of any kind. The show was canceled in 1973, and in the final episode, Haizlip sits in front of the audience and provides his incisive and warmhearted words about how the show ending will not stop anyone in the black community from creating or fighting. When we hear the audience erupt in applause, almost drowning out the last bit of his speech, we have come to see his strength and humanity.
"Mr. Soul!" is the kind of movie that isn't made very often, because it takes an unusual combination of skills. The filmmaker has to be able to identify and find the subjects, win their confidence, follow them around, and then also find the technical skill to really capture what makes them special. Melissa Haizlip's achievement here is a masterpiece of research, diligence and direction. But her work would be meaningless if the movie didn't convey the spirit of the people in it, and "Mr. Soul!" does that with mighty joy. This is a great experience.
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2020.08.29 19:31 O_nderdeur As a shy guy who likes shy women, how can I gently initiate / take the lead?

Hi,
I'm a 30M who is, let's call it, rather inexperienced when it comes to dating / relationships. Although I've been making improvements since I've started to analyze and work on the problem. I recently went on my first date and held hands for the first time on a date, so yay for that.
One of my biggest problems was passivity. I just never dared to make a move on, or show interest to any woman I was into, out of fear of making her uncomfortable.
My fear of creeping someone out was so bad that I've had to resort to watching social skills training videos for people with autism to soothe my anxieties, even though I'm pretty sure I'm not on the spectrum. Just particularly anxious about this one specific topic. The social skills seminar had a video on flirting with your eyes that blew my mind. Somehow I'd gotten it into my head that this was some PUA thing and that in actuality it's rude to look a stranger in the eye in public, no matter what the circumstances. Then I remembered some women saying that this is how they like to be approached, provided they give the green light by looking and smiling back.
It's not really that I thought all women were delicate flowers, but you never know beforehand what kind of a person you're dealing with and whether you accidentally ruin their day or trigger some trauma, and I don't want that. But I also don't want to die alone, y'know.
I've made huge improvements by learning how to confidently ask someone out or ask to exchange contact info after some positive interactions. That's how I got that date. (She told me specifically that she liked the confident way I asked her out, as she was shy.) As said, I don't think I have ASD, as I'm a pretty social and talkative person once I feel comfortable. But it's specifically anything that indicates more than mere platonic interest where I get a mental block.
Strangely, now I've learned how to ask women out, I've also become more assertive about other things, like calling a customer support service. I used to first apologize for bothering them and then go into a detailed explanation on why the normal procedure didn't work and I had to call them instead of fixing the problem on my own. Why did I do this? Because I always think "these poor people probably have to deal with entitled clients who shout at them all the time, so I'm gonna be extra nice and accomodating". But being so self-effacing often seemed to take a lot of time and energy and I'd sometimes get pushback. Yesterday, instead of doing that whole spiel, I just directly formulated my demand/question in one sentence, in a cheery tone, even though I thought it might be asking a bit much. The person at the helpdesk complied, the problem was solved in under a minute, and I didn't feel like an asshole.
Sorry for going into that whole tangent, but the point I'm making is that learning it's possible to be more straightforward and assertive without being a domineering asshole feels very liberating. Not only for me, but also some of the people I interact with. There's nothing wrong with being introverted or on the passive side, but it feels now like I've been repressing a part of me that was there all the time and that had withered because it had never received enough water and sunlight.
Obviously, I am not a completely changed man, and I figure there are more things that I can improve on outside of proposing hang-outs. I'm pretty good at coming up with conversation topics, but as I said, nervous about initiating flirty stuff.
I lurk on women's forums and subreddits and there are quite a few woman who seem to prefer a guy who takes initiative in the relationship as well as in the bedroom. And I understand the appeal. There is something relaxing about sitting back and letting a confident partner take the initiative. Maybe a weird comparison, but a lot of porn actually has the woman taking an active role, basically ripping the man's pants off, ramping up the enthusiasm to 11, and telling him exactly what she wants every step of the way (which neatly coincides with activities that are focused on the man's pleasure, of course, but that's why it's fantasy). There is a certain amount of pressure on being the initiator.
I guess part of me leans slightly "submissive", so I could just go for assertive and slightly "dominant" women. But I've realized that solely relying on an assertive woman to coax me out of my shell doesn't really work that well. I've had a few fun flirtations with women who were way more forward and confident than I was, but even they got tired of me still being coy after their aggressive flirtations. Plus, you have to get lucky enough that such a woman notices you and makes her moves, and I'm not that much of a pretty boy either.
Furthermore, being able to initiate gives me a sense of control that I've been sorely lacking. With the shy girl I went on a date with, she had let me determine the pace at which we called. That was a good feeling both for me and apparently also for her. And only being able to date social butterflies would probably not be ideal for me, as I like to cocoon / be a homebody when I can afford it :) But sometimes I still worry about distinguishing between shyness and lack of interest.
It's not really about me being a control freak who wants to decide everything in the woman's place. I would probably call myself a "switch" more than dom or sub, although I am not into BDSM at all. It's about being able to adapt to the situation. Also, because I know what it's like to be shy and introverted, it gives me a really good feeling to coax a shy person out of their shell and make them feel comfortable to open up. This doesn't only go for romantic relationships, but also social interactions in general.
Dating advice for men has been immensely helpful to me when it comes to ways to be more proactive. But sometimes it also comes mixed with bits seemingly on how to appear more emotionally unavailable, and those are pretty fucking useless to me. I want to establish a deep emotional connection with my partner and make her feel safe and loved. Strategies designed around appearing a stoic, mysterious and unattainable "alpha" at all times seem like they would make me miserable. If I feel like I can't open up emotionally, then I can't feel truly loved, even if I have a "warm body" to keep me company because I have managed to convince her that I'm some rare commodity that can provide her with intermittent bursts of validation. That's why I wonder how one can be more proactive, assertive, "dominant" if you will, while still being gentle, warm, attentive, respectful of her autonomy and encouraging her to speak her mind, instead of domineering, cold, distant, controlling, possessive, aggressive. Basically, more Hugh Grant and less Christian Grey.
This has all been a huge ramble, but basically, what I am asking is if anyone here identifies with this or has any tips..
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2020.08.29 17:34 O_nderdeur How to gently initiate / take the lead ?

Hi,
I'm a 30M who is, let's call it, rather inexperienced when it comes to dating / relationships. Although I've been making improvements since I've started to analyze and work on the problem. I recently went on my first date and held hands for the first time on a date, so yay for that.
One of my biggest problems was passivity. I just never dared to make a move on, or show interest to any woman I was into, out of fear of making her uncomfortable.
My fear of creeping someone out was so bad that I've had to resort to watching social skills training videos for people with autism to soothe my anxieties, even though I'm pretty sure I'm not on the spectrum. Just particularly anxious about this one specific topic. The social skills seminar had a video on flirting with your eyes that blew my mind. Somehow I'd gotten it into my head that this was some PUA thing and that in actuality it's rude to look a stranger in the eye in public, no matter what the circumstances. Then I remembered some women saying that this is how they like to be approached, provided they give the green light by looking and smiling back.
It's not really that I thought all women were delicate flowers, but you never know beforehand what kind of a person you're dealing with and whether you accidentally ruin their day or trigger some trauma, and I don't want that. But I also don't want to die alone, y'know.
I've made huge improvements by learning how to confidently ask someone out or ask to exchange contact info after some positive interactions. That's how I got that date. (She told me specifically that she liked the confident way I asked her out, as she was shy.) As said, I don't think I have ASD, as I'm a pretty social and talkative person once I feel comfortable. But it's specifically anything that indicates more than mere platonic interest where I get a mental block.
Strangely, now I've learned how to ask women out, I've also become more assertive about other things, like calling a customer support service. I used to first apologize for bothering them and then go into a detailed explanation on why the normal procedure didn't work and I had to call them instead of fixing the problem on my own. Why did I do this? Because I always think "these poor people probably have to deal with entitled clients who shout at them all the time, so I'm gonna be extra nice and accomodating". But being so self-effacing often seemed to take a lot of time and energy and I'd sometimes get pushback. Yesterday, instead of doing that whole spiel, I just directly formulated my demand/question in one sentence, in a cheery tone, even though I thought it might be asking a bit much. The person at the helpdesk complied, the problem was solved in under a minute, and I didn't feel like an asshole.
Sorry for going into that whole tangent, but the point I'm making is that learning it's possible to be more straightforward and assertive without being a domineering asshole feels very liberating. Not only for me, but also some of the people I interact with. There's nothing wrong with being introverted or on the passive side, but it feels now like I've been repressing a part of me that was there all the time and that had withered because it had never received enough water and sunlight.
Obviously, I am not a completely changed man, and I figure there are more things that I can improve on outside of proposing hang-outs. I'm pretty good at coming up with conversation topics, but as I said, nervous about initiating flirty stuff.
I lurk on women's forums and subreddits and there are quite a few woman who seem to prefer a guy who takes initiative in the relationship as well as in the bedroom. And I understand the appeal. There is something relaxing about sitting back and letting a confident partner take the initiative. Maybe a weird comparison, but a lot of porn actually has the woman taking an active role, basically ripping the man's pants off, ramping up the enthusiasm to 11, and telling him exactly what she wants every step of the way (which neatly coincides with activities that are focused on the man's pleasure, of course, but that's why it's fantasy). There is a certain amount of pressure on being the initiator.
I guess part of me leans slightly "submissive", so I could just go for assertive and slightly "dominant" women. But I've realized that solely relying on an assertive woman to coax me out of my shell doesn't really work that well. I've had a few fun flirtations with women who were way more forward and confident than I was, but even they got tired of me still being coy after their aggressive flirtations. Plus, you have to get lucky enough that such a woman notices you and makes her moves, and I'm not that much of a pretty boy either.
Furthermore, being able to initiate gives me a sense of control that I've been sorely lacking. With the shy girl I went on a date with, she had let me determine the pace at which we called. That was a good feeling both for me and apparently also for her. And only being able to date social butterflies would probably not be ideal for me, as I like to cocoon / be a homebody when I can afford it :) But sometimes I still worry about distinguishing between shyness and lack of interest.
It's not really about me being a control freak who wants to decide everything in the woman's place. I would probably call myself a "switch" more than dom or sub, although I am not into BDSM at all. It's about being able to adapt to the situation. Also, because I know what it's like to be shy and introverted, it gives me a really good feeling to coax a shy person out of their shell and make them feel comfortable to open up. This doesn't only go for romantic relationships, but also social interactions in general.
Dating advice for men has been immensely helpful to me when it comes to ways to be more proactive. But sometimes it also comes mixed with bits seemingly on how to appear more emotionally unavailable, and those are pretty fucking useless to me. I want to establish a deep emotional connection with my partner and make her feel safe and loved. Strategies designed around appearing a stoic, mysterious and unattainable "alpha" at all times seem like they would make me miserable. If I feel like I can't open up emotionally, then I can't feel truly loved, even if I have a "warm body" to keep me company because I have managed to convince her that I'm some rare commodity that can provide her with intermittent bursts of validation. That's why I wonder how one can be more proactive, assertive, "dominant" if you will, while still being gentle, attentive, respectful of her autonomy and encouraging her to speak her mind, instead of domineering, controlling, possessive, aggressive. Basically, more Hugh Grant and less Christian Grey.
This has all been a huge ramble, but basically, what I am asking is if anyone here identifies with this or has any tips..
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2020.08.25 22:20 69tails8 Athletic: Jets stock report: Who’s rising and who’s falling through two weeks of camp?

Things were heated the last time the Jets were on the field. Instead of returning on Monday for a full-padded practice, coach Adam Gase decided to cool things off. He held a light, padless walkthrough. It calmed those flaring tempers, while providing the many injured Jets a chance to rehab.
It was the right move. The Jets — especially the offense — were sharp on Tuesday.
But as the third week of this unorthodox training camp approaches, time is running out for the Jets to prepare for the season opener against the Bills. New York must cut its 80-man roster to 53 by Sept. 5. That means there are only two more weeks for the front office and coaching staff to evaluate where the roster currently stands.
Where are things right now? Before getting to Tuesday’s practice report, here’s a training camp stock update with the risers and fallers to this point.

Rising

Mekhi Becton, left tackle: The first-round pick turned heads the first few days of camp with his size. Now he’s earning rave reviews for his play. Becton seems entrenched as the team’s starting left tackle, and more than capable of handling the role. While his summer isn’t without a few hiccups — linebacker Jordan Jenkins bested him a few times in 1-on-1 drills — he continually gets better. His highlight of camp came on a pancake block of starting linebacker Neville Hewitt in the first practice with pads. He added to it on Tuesday, moving Quinnen Williams out of the gap to open a massive running lane for Le’Veon Bell.
Arguably the most impressive aspect of Becton’s camp thus far is that you don’t notice he’s there unless you’re specifically watching. That’s a really good sign for an offensive line, who much like cornerbacks, usually only garner attention when they’re getting beat. The Jets might having something here in Sam Darnold’s blind-side protector.
Marcus Maye, safety: When the Jets added Bradley McDougald to the bounty of picks they received for Jamal Adams, it seemed the veteran would slide in as New York’s new strong safety. No, McDougald isn’t anywhere close to the player Adams is, but he is a serviceable starter. It made sense for defensive coordinator Gregg Williams to convert to a more traditional defensive alignment with Maye as free safety and McDougald as the strong.
That’s not what’s happening. The Jets didn’t eliminate the hybrid-do-everything role Adams played the last three years. They just gave it to Maye.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a player playing better (on either side of the ball) than Maye. While he spent most of the last few seasons as the deep center fielder, now he’s in man coverage, blitzing, mid-zone, deep-zone and even playing a little linebacker. More important: He’s not overwhelmed, but thriving with these expanded responsibilities.
“I just love being on the grass,” Maye said.
Chris Hogan, wideout: The rash of injuries to the receiving corps led to Hogan’s signing during the first week of camp. The Jets didn’t throw the veteran to the wolves, but he’s now working (as of Tuesday) exclusively with the first-team offense. He’s starting to make plays, too, as he and Darnold seem to have found fast chemistry.
Hogan caught a touchdown and two long first downs on Sunday. On Tuesday, he made an impressive toe-tapping grab on the left sideline. Granted, he’s matchup up against Nate Hairston on most plays. There’s an awful big difference between Nate Hairston and, say, Tre’Davious White, whom he’ll see in the opener. But with the current state of the Jets wideouts, New York will take it.
“He’s a guy that has a knack to get open,” Gase said. “He plays aggressive. He plays angry.”
Chris Herndon, tight end: The Jets have done nothing but gush about Herndon dating back to his first training camp with the team. Now comfortable in Adam Gase’s scheme and healthy, you’re starting to see why. The guy is the complete package at the position — capable of stretching the field, making contested catches, moving the chains, and blocking. Darnold and Herndon had solid chemistry as rookies in 2018, and it’s blossomed this summer.
With the issues at wideout, Darnold seems to throw to his tight end over and over again. If both parties stay healthy, they could be in store for a big season.
Bless Austin, cornerback: Gregg Williams benched Austin late last season after a mental mishap against the Steelers. The rookie corner didn’t pay attention to the situation (late in the first half) and Mason Rudolph torched him for a long gain as a result. Austin not only rode the bench the rest of that game, but didn’t play the finale against the Bills.
It wasn’t clear how Austin, among the more self-confident players on the roster, would handle that scolding. This summer provided an answer.
“It was a pivotal moment (for me) because I learned the severity of not paying attention to detail,” Austin said last week. “When you’re a young guy, you get away with not paying attention to detail and you just want to go through the motions. That was a situation right there where I learned the consequences you pay for not paying attention to details.”
When healthy, Pierre Desir (hamstring) and Brian Poole (dehydration) commandeer two of the three starting corner jobs. The last one, entering camp, seemed up for grabs. Austin is having undeniably the best summer of anyone else at his position, highlighted by an impressive interception in practice on Saturday.
After benching him last season, it’s hard to believe Williams finds a way to take Austin off the field this year.
Notable alternates: WR Lawrence Cager, WR Breshad Perriman, RB Frank Gore, LB Blake Cashman, CB Quincy Wilson, TE Trevon Wesco, DL Foley Fatukasi

Falling

Denzel Mims, wideout: The Jets had high expectations for their rookie second-round pick this season. Now it’s hard to imagine he’ll make much of an impact, at least early on. Mims tweaked his hamstring during the conditioning portion of camp and hasn’t practiced since. It’s one thing for a veteran to miss a large portion of camp. But a rookie who also didn’t have the luxury of organized team activities and minicamp? That’s an awful lot of missed time.
Chuma Edoga, right tackle: While the Jets said all five spots on the offensive line were up for grabs, once they cut Brian Winters, the only real positional battle figured to be at right tackle, with Edoga (last year’s third-round pick) fighting it out with George Fant (this year’s free-agent signing). Edoga hasn’t done anything wrong to this point — he’s actually had some good moments. But this isn’t exactly a battle.
Fant, from the first practice through Tuesday, has taken every first-team rep.
Arthur Maulet, cornerback: Maulet endeared himself to Gregg Williams last year with his endless motor. While not the most talented, he put himself in position to make plays by never taking a second off. This provided a welcome change of pace considering the effort (or lack thereof) the Jets were getting from Trumaine Johnson and Darryl Roberts.
Maulet is still a high-energy guy, but he’s struggling some in camp. Twice he’s lost his spot on the starting defense to Quincy Wilson due to mental errors. The most recent time (Tuesday) might be for good. Maulet will likely still have a spot on the 53-man roster, but it seems unlikely he’ll be with the No. 1 defense once Desir and Poole are healthy.
Henry Anderson, defensive end: Anderson enjoyed a breakout season with the Jets two years ago when he had 35 tackles and seven sacks, getting rewarded with a long-term contract extension after the season by Mike Maccagnan. Anderson’s encore was awfully underwhelming though, as he finished 2019 with just one sack. This summer has been more of the same. While Anderson isn’t playing poorly, he’s not making much of an impact. He’s seldom in the backfield or around the quarterback. Attribute some of this to a strong camp from Fant, but you hoped for more from the veteran defensive end.

The walking wounded

The Jets are still without wideouts Denzel Mims (hamstring) and Breshad Perriman (knee), linebacker James Burgess (lower back), corner Brian Poole (dehydration), tackle Conor McDermott (knee), corner Pierre Desir (hamstring), wideout Vyncint Smith (core), defensive lineman Jabari Zuniga (quad), safety Matthias Farley (hamstring), running back Josh Adams (hamstring), linebacker Patrick Onwuasor (knee), defensive lineman John Franklin-Myers (groin), safety Matthias Farley (hamstring) and wideout Breshad Perriman (knee).
Linebacker Tarrell Basham (ankle) and receiver Lawrence Cager (knee) left practice early. It’s unclear if either of the injuries are serious.
Offensive tackle Chuma Edoga (calf) returned.
Corner Bryce Hall remains on the COVID-19 list, and quarterback Joe Flacco on the PUP.

Depth chart breakdown

No huge updates here. Wideout Chris Hogan, as mentioned above, is working exclusively with the first-team offense now. Linebacker Avery Williamson, who’s still working his way back from an ACL tear, is with the second-team defense. Corner Quincy Wilson replaced Arthur Maulet with the starting defense midway through practice.

Highlights and observations

EDIT: Article is by Conner Hughes not me
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2020.08.24 15:35 Zkang123 Transcript of the Three Superstates Historical Seminar opening speech, in the People's International University of New Zealand

Greetings to all and welcome to the Three Superstates Historical Seminar. I am Professor Edward Bloom, the leading historian of the Three Superstates Historical Society. It is my greatest pleasure to be here and present to you the findings and the authenticity of a curious document we all know as '1984'. The discovery of the manuscript is instrumental, revealing to us a very close account in the period when totalitarianism was at its extreme. The document is the most detailed account regarding the life of a particular individual, whom we can all relate to, so that we can understand the inner workings of the society at the time.
This book recounts the last months of an Outer Party official named Winston Smith from the third point of view. Much of the chronicle takes place in the city of London, which once existed on the British Isles. London was the chief city of the Superstate of Oceania, besides the now-flooded New York City, and where most government activities took place. Oceania was one of the three superstates that encompassed much of the British Isles, the Americas, and what were once India, Australia and the surrounding Pacific islands. It was the most extensive and strongest superstate to have existed at the time.
According to the manuscript, the account takes place in the year 1984, or rather 100 years before the end of the Superstate period, between April and June. (We initially named the record 1984 as a code name, but has since been widely accepted as the name itself.) The year is rather important, as, by that time, Oceania was approaching its peak. The Party was already raising a new generation of loyal citizens, and scrubbing off the remnants of those born before their 'glorious' Revolution. Oceania by then has nearly perfected the tools needed to keep itself in perpetual power. Whatever these tools are, we will cover them in a later seminar.
Who, you may ask, have written the document? Well, this continued to be debated heavily among ourselves. One hypothesis that has been widely accepted is that it was written by an Inner Party official, close enough to the protagonist to be able to flesh out this record. Could the author be O'Brien himself, Winston's torturer and on whom Winston misplaced his trust? That is certainly possible, but we do not have the ability to verify that.
To be able to piece this account together, it is likely the author interviewed him and/or used telescreen recordings. However, at this point, we will like to ask ourselves: Since this is a third-person account, is the manuscript accurate and reliable? Is it possible that the whole document is just a mere fantasy of the writer? After all, in those days, the lines between truth and falsehood have blurred.
I will present to you our answer: that it is unlikely this is a work of pure fantasy. Normally, such a record completely made up would have to benefit the Party and the Ingsoc Ideology. However, this record does not seem to serve that purpose but instead exposes the inner workings of the party not everyone is to know. It also needs tremendous creativity and effort to put together such a work, and I doubt the people in those times are able to squeeze their creative juices out except for the purpose of the Party. It will also be difficult to forge such a detailed account, for not many of us, before reading the book, has a detailed account on the inner workings of the Oceanian society. For the sake of this seminar today, we shall assume that the events did actually took place, for no one else outside and inside of the era will be able to piece together such a fanciful detailed work.
Having also analysed the other parts of the book and matching against a few records that survived, we are certain that most parts of the document are accurate. To ensure its accuracy and authenticity, we had tried to track down on the few individuals mentioned in the account. For the protagonist himself, what do we know about him? For a start, we are unsure if Winston Smith was his real name. We are unable to establish his identity outside of the document, for all records of him, besides this one, would have been purged denying his existence. Smith himself had, if you read the document, fallen afoul of the government and was not only presumably executed, but his existence erased from the records, becoming an unperson.
His name was also rather problematic. Winston, if you all know, alludes to a wartime hero Winston Churchill, who once led a country called the United Kingdom against an antagonistic regime known as Nazi Germany. As the Party sought to remove the past, his name would have been purged. As for his surname Smith, there are plenty of Smiths at the time. It was, in fact, a daunting task trying to check through every Smith and confirm his identity.
Other names, such as "Julia" and "Ampleforth", drew blanks. We were also unable to track down the "Parsons" family, as the apartment they once shared was demolished to make way for a new 'revolutionary development'. No records of the mansion survived. There were a few "Parsons" recorded in the labour camps accounts, but their trails led nowhere. Many of those close to Winston had fallen afoul of the Party, and it is very unlikely any records of them remained available.
So it was down to the two people whom we can probably identify: Mr Charrington, and the mysterious O'Brien, whom we are also guessing to be the possible writer of 1984. Both are high-ranking Inner Party members and secret agents of the fearsome Thought Police, the secret police discovering and punishing thought criminals. Due to their positions, it is very likely some records of them continues to exist.
Just recently, we have managed to come across Big Brother's Order of the Day, published in the Times newspaper on 24 August 1984. Having seen the significance of the date, we have analysed the article. The Order, it seemed, was chiefly devoted to praising a recent Thought Police operation that "eliminated the remnants of spies, saboteurs, thought criminals and traitors". This operation likely alludes to the sting operation Winston and his partner, Julia, were unfortunately caught up in. Mentioned in the article were in fact, a certain Hugh O'Brien and David Charrington, alongside other Inner Party members involved.
Seeing the link, we have devoted our search specifically on these two men. O'Brien was discovered to have, in fact, led a top-secret department in the Ministry of Truth which recorded down unpersons that are to be removed from the official records. It is very likely that it was somebody from this department, who was the writer of this account. How this document still survived after the purges is still unknown to us, but it was likely a disgruntled official may have smuggled this book out and hidden a copy of it, which we will discover one day. We also hoped that by tracking down the life of O'Brien, that we may discover a copy of the legendary Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collective, which O'Brien claimed credit for. The book remains essential in our search, to bring full knowledge of the establishment of the Three Superstates Era.
As for David Charrington? Besides his mention in that article, there are unfortunately no other trace of him. Perhaps he had died of natural causes, killed by an enemy agent, or vanished to another corner of Oceania as an undercover agent for another operation. Besides establishing his origin in Manchester, we are still unsure of how he became a Thought Police agent.
Time is making fools of us again. I hope to continue discussing the account of 1984, but I will leave that for the next lecture. I will like to conclude that this document remains the most accurate and detailed account giving us an insight into what was society like at the time. There is little doubt that Smith, along with the others, had existed, and that what it records had happened. While a clear picture, it has yet to give us the full, broader picture telling us exactly how the Three Superstates era started. Other questions remain a mystery to us. Does Big Brother, the egnimatic ruler of Oceania, exist? Or was he only the personification of the Party, someone for all to be loyal to. The account does not grant us such knowledge and every other detail was left in ambiguity. Those dark times remained shrouded in mystery, and we remain devoted to light up the past, to understand the present, and create a happier future.
Applause
Are there any questions?
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2020.08.15 04:02 welcometosouthapp Welcome to South App #3: "The Haze of Dog City"

Welcome to South App #3:
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Friday, August 14th, 2020
“I already told you: I don’t fucking know!”
Connor, the bowl-cut nerd from the 300 Hall, sat strapped in a chair in a candle-lit den. A man wearing a beaver costume towered over him. The beaver held a switch, attached to a cord that ran straight to electrodes on Connor’s nipples. This was the Nipplizer 50K.
The beaver pointed at a whiteboard that read What was Chadwick Hughes’ favorite sex position?
“Um,” Connor mumbled, shaking his head feverishly. “W-was it...the Amazon position?”
Connor squealed as the machine shocked him with 50,000 volts. Then, the beaver ripped the electrodes off his puffy, purple nipples. He leaned into Connor’s ear, his mask smelling like a familiar sandalwood cologne.
“Sir Chad was all about doggystyle,” the beaver muttered. “Didn’t much care for seeing the woman’s face.”
Suddenly, two giant security guards entered the room in black suits and sunglasses. “Toss him in the ice bath,” the beaver commanded. “Let ‘em cool off them pepperoni nips!”
“Nooo!” Connor protested as the guards dragged the chair across the hardwood floor.
His voice echoed hopelessly down the hall. Alone, the beaver stared up at a portrait on the wall. The first president of Beta Delta Epsilon's South App chapter: Sir Chadwick Hughes. Armed with a chiseled jaw and a pomade-powered haircut, he had built this brotherhood on the foundations of freedom, loyalty, and legal alcohol sales on Sunday. Chadwick had died long before that latter dream had been realized. But rumor had it his ashes lay buried beneath this very fraternity house in the heart of Greek row.
As an aside, Chadwick earned the "Sir" title after he had once fist-bumped Paul McCartney at a Benihana's. Noice.
High heels approached the doorway. “My, oh my!” a southern voice cooed. “Now you, like, totally did a number on that poor boy! Didn’t ya...Winston?”
Winston removed his beaver mask and faced Claire Dansby: BDE’s token female Social Chair. She strutted up to him in a red cocktail dress and matching stilettos. Last week at the karaoke bar, Winston had caught Claire’s eye by singing a Toby Keith ballad. While the apathetic hipsters were playing on their phones, Claire had hopped on stage to sing along. After buying her a few dry martinis, he had scored an invitation to rush with BDE. The catch: Winston would not be receiving the hazing. He would be delivering it.
“Chad’s favorite sex position,” Claire read the whiteboard. “Hmmm...I reckon he, like, totally knew the Kamasutra better than his own momma.”
“I, Chadwick Hughes, solemnly swear to try every position at least once, except the Amazon position,” Winston recited, straight out of the late president's diary.
“You, like, totally did your homework!”
Downstairs, they heard a splash, followed by Connor’s blood-curdling scream.
Claire stroked Winston’s beard, then patted the fuzzy chest of his costume. “Are you, like, totally ready to hit the town, big guy? There’ll be plenty of victims...I mean pledges for you to, like, befriend tonight.”
Tonight was the BDE Bike Run: an endurance test of physical, mental, and testicular fortitude. A handful of freshmen would strap on bike helmets to fight for the title of Brother. Winston and Claire were the judges. In his eyes, the fewer people pledging meant the fewer people in his way between Claire and him. And as Winston watched her hourglass figure walk away, he determined there would be very, very few people getting through.
***
In Firewater Hall, Gigi had stuffed a towel under the door to hotbox her room. She sprawled on the futon, dressed down in loose sweats and a comfy purple shirt that she had stolen from Tai. On the coffee table was a full spread: a pita chip and hummus tray, cheap weed from Evelyn, Nintendo Switch controllers, a big bag of Sour Patch Kids, empty cans of Red Bull, and a pint of Jägermeister.
Gigi had never tasted liquor before. But after the Honors Program had rejected her, she’d decided now was the perfect time. Apparently, a 5,000-word essay about Winston's eating habits did not impress the distinguished faculty. So she resigned herself to sipping Jägerbombs while binging re-runs of The Office.
Suddenly, Gigi heard Sarah’s voice as footsteps approached outside. She hopped up and pressed her body against the door, hell-bent on trapping the smoke in that room. The doorknob turned.
“Dude, what the hell?” Sarah muttered. “It’s stuck.”
“Whoa, far out,” replied some stoner guy. “I’m sensing an evil spirit in these walls.”
“Dumbass,” Sarah scoffed, bashing the door with her shoulder between breaths. “This...goddamn...dorm...is....older...than...your sweater!”
“Wait!” Gigi finally yelled, her knees buckling. “My...um...boyfriend is in the room. So you probably shouldn’t come in!”
“Winston?!” Sarah’s voice cracked. “If you’re in there, I’m gonna draw and quarter your ass!”
Sarah kicked the door clean off one of its hinges. Gigi’s 120-pound body flew across the room like a ragdoll, crashing into the beanbag chair. Weed smoke dispersed down the hall, and her hotbox was officially ruined.
“Whoooa, that was tits!” said the stoner, sporting long brown hair and a Jesus beard.
“You perv!” Gigi scolded, shooting to her feet and covering her chest.
“Oh, sweet summer child,” Sarah laughed at her. “See, my new friend, Tweed, was using “tits” to emphasize how cool it was when you went sling-shotting across the room like a trebuchet. Besides, Tweed would never hit on you...or anybody for that matter.”
“Right on,” Tweed affirmed, flashing a peace sign. “I’m an asexual vegan Rastafarian. My pronouns are they/them. Welcome to Asheville.” Lending to his name, this guy wore an ugly tweed sweater that draped over his holy jeans.
“I see...um, I’m Gigi!” she greeted, returning the peace sign. She pointed at the door that held on for dear life on a single hinge. “So, Sarah, I couldn’t help but discern that you morphed into a flying mammal out of Hades upon my impromptu fib of Winston and yours truly!
Sarah digested her words. Then, an overdramatic gag at the thought of her brother and her roommate knocking boots. “Anywho, Tweed and I are about to head on the Woke City Bar Crawl to learn about all the slacktivist ways we can make this shitty world a little less shitty. You should join us...since it looks like you’ve been pre-gaming already.”
Gigi hiccuped, tasting the hot, tart Jäger on her tongue. “Count me in!” she cheered, stuffing the pint into her purse.
“Now that’s a total righteous move,” Tweed declared. “Let’s go smoke and get woke!”
***
Claire laughed maniacally as she sped through downtown Asheville in a golf cart. Beaver-suit Winston sat in the back seat, facing seven drunk college students who tailed them on bicycles. The BDE Bike Run was officially underway.
“I say we hit ‘em with, like, something totally dangerous!” Claire yelled. The cyclists huffed and puffed in pursuit - all except one. Leading the pack was a suave, tan Italian guy in an Italy National Football jersey. Pedaling with long, toned legs, he refused to break a sweat. Winston smirked under his mask, reaching into a cardboard box of goodies.
“So long, pepperoncini!” Winston yelled, lifting a bucket of motor oil and dousing the street. The Italian and another pledge crossed the oil slick without a hitch. But three others felt their wheels wobble, then pummeled into the bushes.
“They are, like, totally bad drivers!” Claire giggled. “Now, getcha something good to stop that sexy tan guy in front.”
“Say no more, ma’am,” Winston muttered, withdrawing a rusty iron chain. He twirled it like a lasso, then launched it straight for the Italian’s tire. But this mysterious man smirked, winked at Winston, and jetted to the side. The chain coiled around another guy’s tire, sending him head-first into the Basilica’s Virgin Mary statue.
Claire stopped at a red light. There were three freshmen left: the nameless Italian and two poster-child frat boys named Chad and Taggart. Winston stood up in his seat. “Hey, assholes! Red light means drink.”
The three chugged from their sports bottles. Tagg and Chad struggled to wolf their drinks down. But the Italian finished his, refusing to break eye contact with Winston. With a grin, Claire sipped on a tall vanilla milkshake.
“Like, do you think they even know what hit ‘em?” Claire cackled.
“I reckon one of them will in a minute,” Winston replied.
Suddenly, Chad collapsed to the ground, taking his bicycle with him. He began coughing his lungs out, pounding the pavement with his fists. Claire hopped out of her seat and walked over.
“My, oh, my,” Claire teased, sipping her shake as Chad squirmed in the fetal position. “Looks like you, um, totally drew the short straw! See, your bottle’s a good ole mix of light beer and bona fide ghost pepper oil!”
The lucky Tagg and Italian watched as Chad crawled on hands and knees, reaching for Claire’s milkshake like a baby.
“Hmm,” Claire mused, chewing her straw. “So your name’s Chad, I reckon?”
“F-fuck you, b-b-bitch!” he hacked and coughed.
“Awww, look at you!” Claire continued. “The hunk named Chad who founded our chapter would have totally drunk that for breakfast with his post-coital bacon and eggs. You’re, like, a total pussy! So be a good pussy and, like, spread your legs.”
Winston's, Tagg's, and the Italian’s gaze shifted from amusement to confusion. But slowly, Chad spread his legs, swearing as he wiped sweat from his eyes. Claire giggled, turning around to take a long, satisfying sip.
Then, she lifted her high heel and stomped Chad’s crotch.
Chad’s wailing scream could have rattled the late Chadwick's corpse. The three of them stared in shock while Claire poured the rest of her shake onto Chad’s face. She walked over to Winston and removed his mask.
“You were, like, fucking brilliant!” Claire cheered, stroking his beard. “Tagg and tortellini: he sure did a number on y’all, but you totally beat the odds! Let’s go back to the house so you can, like, pledge and shit.”
But this nameless Italian walked straight past Claire and kneeled at Chad’s side. He removed his own jersey - his six-pack abs bulging through his undershirt - and wiped the milkshake off Chad’s beet-red face.
“Um, hellooo?” Claire called out while the Italian continued to nurse Chad. “Ugh. Looks like we have, like, a total straggler.” Claire hopped back in the driver’s seat and started the ignition. “Shame on you, spaghetti boy!” she yelled. “You were almost as dashing as my burly beaver-man!”
“Alas, such blind immorality,” the mystery man scolded in a thick Italian accent. “Why, your charlatan legacy will taint this city like the Bubonic Plague!”
She looked at him with pity and acceptance. “Welp, come on, you two! We’ll have some Swedish hookers at the house. They’ll be dying to, like, give y’all a warm welcome to Beta Delta Epsilon!”
Apparently, that was enough for Tagg. He plopped down on the back seat, ripping a beer fart on impact. “Come awn, mascawt,” Tagg said in a backwoods Mississippian accent. “All dat sure does sound lawk fun. Ah neva been wahlcomed to anythang.”
Everybody waited on Winston’s next move. Claire twirled her blonde hair, Chad licked a gob of milkshake from the pavement, and Tagg tried to contain his stomach tremors. The Italian stared with cold, calculating eyes as Winston made the decision to climb in the passenger’s seat.
Claire grabbed Winston’s shoulders and leaned in close. “I’m gonna, like, do things to you in bed that would totally, like, make my momma wish she had an abortion!”
The golf cart sped through the dark Asheville streets toward Greek Row.
***
“Get out of the fuckin’ road, moron!” Sarah yelled.
A shit-faced Gigi stumbled in the middle of the street. Sarah grabbed her arms, yanking her onto the sidewalk. A split second later, a golf cart whizzed by. Gigi sat Indian style, reaching for eye squiggles in front of her face. She turned back to Sarah and Tweed, who began rolling a joint.
“How...how did you get so tall?” a drunk Gigi slurred, staring up at her through glassy eyes.
“Because God fucking hates me,” slurred the drunk 5’11” Sarah. She snatched Tweed’s joint and took a hit. “It’s a blessing and a curse. All the men are too short and all the dogs are too scared.”
“Well, all the dogs want to eat me,” responded the 5’3” Gigi. “Or maybe... they think I’m one of them?”
“Fuuuck, now I...now I want a...uh, a dog,” Sarah said.
“Oh, me too!” Gigi chimed in. “We’ll sneak him into the dorm and he can sleep in my bed!”
“You raging mutt!” Sarah spat. “The dog sleeps with me. You can clean up after his happy accidents.”
Gigi started to cry. Sarah took one long hit of weed, then flicked the joint at Gigi’s forehead. Tweed observed these two feral roommates in their natural habitat.
“It looks like you non-binary members of the human species seem to enjoy drinking,” Tweed declared. “Not to mention dogs. I just so happen to know a place where we can do both. Next stop on the Woke City Bar Crawl is Lazy Tail Tavern! Where everybody gets so drunk off craft beer, that they adopt one of the bar's four-legged friends!"
Gigi and Sarah wagged their imaginary tails in excitement. Tweed led the way past several local coffee shops and pizzerias. Outside of nearly every business were dog bowls and biscuits: a reminder of the city’s true mascot.
Gigi grabbed Sarah’s hand, forcing her to lag behind. “Um, hey,” Gigi started, trying to sound sober. “Why did you...k-kick down your door? I was only tryin’ to...keep my hotbox. I only mentioned that me Winston were in there to get you to f-fuck off."
Sarah paused, blinking away her own eye swiggles. “Look, my horndog brother started blowing me off for pussy ever since he hit puberty. Honestly, I don’t care who he dates. But if he ever thinks about hiding it from me, it’ll cost him more than the bedroom door.”
In Gigi’s tipsy little head, she tried to make sense of it all. She reached into her purse and took another swig of Jäger. “So! When you performed a flying roundhouse kick, you theoretically sacrificed your collegiate privacy in a last-ditch effort to prevent me and your bearded wildebeest of a brother from consummating a one-night stand!”
“Are you in love with Winston Beavers?” Sarah asked. Softly. Seriously.
“What is that?!” Gigi suddenly blurted out, looking over Sarah’s shoulder. She skittered off toward two male students sitting on a bench. “Where...can...I...find…that?” she slurred, pointing at the tallest vanilla milkshake she’d ever seen.
“My stars!” replied the Italian student from the Bike Run. “Why, this concoction was birthed in a wonderful creamery down yonder. May you whet my appetite by bestowing upon me the pleasure of escorting you there? I beseech you!”
What's this, what's this? Gigi asked herself. Somebody who talks just like me?
“Oh, such kindness knows no bounds!” Gigi played along. “I bid you humor me in disclosing the geographic origin of that voluptuous accent!”
“With ease, young lass! I am called Francisco of the Rossi family, from Verona. But those who make such a gentle acquaintance as yours may humbly refer to me as Frank.” He extended a hand. “Alas, it’s to my great delight that I take up residency in the States on scholarship to partake in the beautiful sport of football.”
“And I am Ji-hye of the Moon dynasty - from the sleepless streets of Seoul, South Korea!” She shook his hand. “But on account of your neighborly, theatrical aura, I bestow upon thee the privilege of referring to me as Gigi! Oh, football...mayhaps I bore witness to your athletic prowess during the home opener?”
“Two fuckin’ peas in a pod,” Sarah scoffed to Tweed as they walked over to the group. “Imagine that. They've mastered the English language, and yet nobody understands shit they say.” Sarah propped her elbow on Gigi’s shoulder. “Hey roomie, here’s a piece of advice. Your new friend is talking about soccer. Not American football, retard.”
“Whoa, dude,” Tweed mused. “You should only reserve that heavy word for the Moral Majority. If people see us throwing it around like corporate bailouts, it loses its meaning.”
Gigi cleared her throat. “Frank, these are my friends: Sarah and Tweed. Um...does your friend here have a name?”
The downtrodden red-faced frat boy said nothing, occasionally sipping his milkshake while staring into space.
“He certainly does,” Frank replied, standing up like his lawyer. “He is the one called Chad. And this Chad is a noble man of utmost stature, whose aforementioned nobility bore witness to a crime against humanity - of ever-so-deviant acts impressed upon him by a clique of prima donnas.”
“Yeah, in layman’s terms,” Chad muttered, “we tried our damndest to pledge with Beta Delta Epsilon. And we got fuckin’ humiliated. Well, I did at least.”
Tweed took a hit of weed and knelt down at Chad’s feet. “Whoa, you mean that fraternity of rich trust fund babies? Because fuck those retards! There you go, Sarah. There’s a totally PC use of that word.”
Tweed gave Sarah a crisp high-five. She chuckled, glancing over at Gigi. But not once had she taken her eyes off of Frank.
“Fool me twice, shame on me,” Chad admitted. “Because I tried to rush with them last year as a freshman. Things didn’t work out then either.”
“I can sense you’re not like those meat-headed neanderthals,” Tweed said, placing his hand over Chad’s heart. “You need to defect from the Greek lifestyle and do something wholesome for the world.”
“Maybe so,” Chad pondered, standing up. “But not before I get a taste of sweet fuckin’ revenge. See, there’s this huge rush party that’ll start any minute now at the BDE frat house. And I wanna fuck their shit up. For that bitch Claire. And especially for the president: Ryan.”
“And lest we forget the cowardly bearded beast, who disguised his countenance beneath a thin beaver veneer,” Frank interjected. “Alas, his name I know not.”
“You’re a complete poet!” Gigi blurted out, completely missing Frank's reference to Winston.
Chad and Tweed shot her a quick side-eye. Sarah's face contorted in disgust. Frank raised his thick, brown eyebrows and walked over to Gigi. Before she could react, he reached for her hand and kissed it.
“I thank you humbly,” Frank replied, squeezing Gigi’s hand. “The streets of Asheville shall sing your praise for all eternity.”
Before a drunk Gigi could pick her jaw up from the floor, Tweed stood on the bench. “So what the fuck are we waiting for?” Tweed yelled. “Let’s sabotage these rich cocksuckers! With some help, of course.”
Tweed led the others to Lazy Tail Tavern. A dog-friendly bar where humans and canines could freely coexist. Where all living things shared the same snacks, water bowls, and heartbeats.
“Namaste,” Tweed greeted the attendant. “These are my new non-binary friends of the human species: Sarah the Beatnik, Gigi the Meek, Francisco the Poet, and Chad the Weary. And I am Tweed the Woke. I’m here to borrow your Tibetan mastiff: Chonk. We’re...taking him on a little adventure.”
***
“Boom, baby!” Winston roared obnoxiously. “Dick shot!”
The ping-pong ball bounced off of Winston’s manhood and landed in Tagg’s red Solo cup. Winston had won yet another game of beer pong. He zipped up his pants while Claire, Tagg, and everyone else stared in utter shock.
“Drink, you dirty dog!” Winston commanded, pointing at Tagg.
“Aw man,” Tagg groaned, watching the filthy ball bob in the cup of light beer. “Ah really don’ wanna after it don’ touch yer pecker.”
“Yo, listen to your fellow pledge and drink,” commanded Ryan Hughes, the son of the late founder Chadwick. Wearing a freshly-starched white Lacoste polo, he stepped up to Walmart-polo-Tagg. Ryan stared him down until he finally downed the cup.
Claire leaned in and kissed Winston’s cheek. “You’re, like, totally what BDE is all about. Especially with that...gift of yours!” Winston replied by slipping his arm around her waist and squeezing her ass.
“Brother Tagg!” Ryan yelled, pointing at the Solo cups. “You’re gonna have to do something about your aim in beer pong, my man. Matter fact, I’m goddamn terrified to see what you would do to a toilet seat.”
Ryan wasn’t wrong to be concerned about bathroom etiquette. After all, Brother Winston and Brother Tagg were going to be spending much more of their time at the BDE house, beginning tonight. Soon, the rest of the brothers would return with their recruited pledges, and the real all-night rager would begin.
“Ah do gotta take uh leak though,” backwoods Tagg grunted, stumbling toward the bathroom. “Ah thank I drank too much pisswater.”
“Christ, he sounds like the hick I bought my moonshine from,” Winston said, playing with Claire’s long, blonde hair. “Ya know, Ryan, one of the Alabama boys that I bought mine from plum-fuckin’ died making my batch.”
“Whoa, you fuck with Alabama moonshine?” Ryan asked in disbelief. “Bro, you’re straight scoring points in my book! Ya know, I heard what you did to those pussies downtown. And don’t even get me started about Connor. Fifty-thousand volts to the nipples...yikes! How’s that cuck gonna breastfeed his girlfriend’s daughter?”
“Sounds like my man Winston like-like-like-like-like, loves to play a little rough!” Claire said, discreetly reaching down and pinching his ass. “Matter fact, you should totally strap me to that chair and punish me!”
Suddenly, Tagg barged out of the bathroom. “Ah can’t stahp throwing up!” he groaned, limping into the living room. Chunky, cloudy vomit dribbled down his mouth, all over his polo and the polished hardwood floor.
“Fuck!” Ryan yelled, yanking Tagg’s collar. “Yo, Winston, help me get this guy on the lawn. I swear to God, if he fucks up my carpet…”
Winston split from Claire, and he and Ryan restrained Tagg’s shoulders. But using his backwoods Mississippian strength, Tagg flung himself free. He took a few steps back, pointing a trembling finger at all three of them.
“Y’awl…faggots only want tuh take muh 1500 dollars puh semester. Go da fuck awn. Y’awl can keep da free strippers, the free food, the free booze. I done told muh momma I was givin’ up da bottle anyways.”
But at the very mention of alcohol, Tagg’s stomach rose to his throat. His hazy eyes shot wide open. He turned around and proceeded to empty his entire stomach into a small, ornate purple vase.
Now Winston was both disgusted and impressed that Tagg managed not to spill a drop on the floor. I’ll be damned, he thought. Now if he can just improve his aim in beer pong, we might have ourselves a team.
But Claire, who had been howling with laughter before, now let out a gasp. And Ryan’s skin turned from spray-tan gold to AIDS-patient white. He walked over to Tagg, who was nearing blackout on the floor. And as Winston already knew, it wasn’t a matter of if he wanted to fuck him up, but how badly.
“Son of a bitch ain’t worth it,” Winston muttered, giving Ryan a back pat. “Don’t worry. I’ll make him put up money for a new vase. Even if it means I have to shock it out of him.”
Ryan reared back and kicked Tagg in the gut. He groaned, drooling vomit onto the floor. “It’s not about the fucking money, bro!” Ryan snapped.
“Let’s go,” Claire whispered in Winston’s ear. “He, like, totally prefers to deliver his beatings in private.”
Claire turned around and headed upstairs. After hesitating, Winston stumbled behind her. He made a quick detour to the hall bathroom, slamming the door to muffle Tagg’s guttural groans. Struggling to keep his balance, Winston braced his hand against the wall above the toilet and began to piss. All this hazing...this ain’t what Chadwick would’ve wanted. I reckon he’s rolling in his grave.
Winston entered the dark den. The fireplace was crackling. Winston panned over and saw Claire Dansby in nothing but red high heels and a matching thong. She leaned over the back of the torture chair, her modest breasts in full view.
“I reckon I’ve changed my mind,” Claire said mischievously. “I, like, totally want you to have a seat.”
***
“Here comes the douche parade,” Chad announced.
The five students and their dog lay in wait behind the hedges at the BDE frat house.
“Here’s the plan,” Chad continued. “I’ll go in through the front door and distract Ryan and the brothers. Ladies, they’re expecting hookers, so Frank will be our pimp and escort you in. When it’s safe, everybody peel off and look for Ryan's purple Venitian vase. If things get funky, I’ll give Tweed the signal to let Chonk off his leash to raise hell. Meanwhile, Tweed will set up the mortar on the quad. When we come out with that vase, we’ll rig it up to the explosives and give these motherfuckers the biggest light show of their goddamn lives.”
“Ah, doth I have the privilege to be bestowed the pleasure of your company in this venture?” Frank asked, slipping his arm around the blushing Gigi.
“You certainly may!” Gigi replied, in a cringe-worthy Italian accent.
Gag me with a fork, Sarah thought. At least Gigi and Winston are off the menu.
“Look!” Tweed yelled, gripping Chonk’s leash. “It’s their fascist National Defense, protecting their fortified cesspool.”
Connor from the 300 Hall stood in front of the door in an oversized suit and tie. A group of pledges approached him.
“G-greetings, gentlemen,” Connor stuttered. “What is…um, what’s the password?”
In response, one of the brothers reached out and twisted Connor’s nipples. He screeched like a cat in heat, and the brothers walked inside. Now alone, Connor began to rub his nipples to soothe the pain. Suddenly, a flying dart pierced the side of his neck, and he immediately hit the floor.
Everyone looked up at Tweed, who slipped his blow-dart gun back in his pocket. “May the gods and goddesses protect you!” he called out in a war cry. “We’ll be on the quad ready to fuck these pigs up.”
Tweed and Chonk jogged to the backyard. Chad took a deep breath and confidently walked into the house, leaving only a pimp and his two prostitutes.
“I bid you!” Frank began, “Disclose to me the cuisine that most suits your refined palate.”
“Who, me?” Sarah asked. “Well, I’m your typical bleeding-heart liberal vegan, so-"
“Ah, I beg your kindest pardon,” Frank interrupted. “But my heart yearns to lick the heart and taste the health of Miss Gigi instead.”
“Oh!” Gigi piped up. “I enjoy Asian food, but you probably already knew that. And I’m lactose intolerant so I can’t have dairy...including that lovely milkshake from earlier.”
“Lactose intolerant,” Frank repeated slowly as if he had never heard of it. “Ah, it appears as if the heavens have opened the floodgates of opportunity. I, Francisco Rossi, shall prepare a masterful smorgasbord for this beautiful woman upon which I gaze. Yes! We shall use our feet to squish the ripest grapes. We shall use our hands to squeeze the finest teats. Will you have me?”
“Oh, my!” Gigi gasped, raising her eyebrows. “Um…well, what do you cook exactly?”
“Italian, my love. But that you already knew.”
***
In the frat house, Chad swam through a sea of pastel polos, elbowing his way into the living room. While the frat boys took shots and pumped fists to the Drake music on the speakers, Ryan leaned back in his recliner - a Jack and Coke in hand.
“Well, look who the dog dragged in,” Ryan snickered, lighting a Black N’ Mild.
“Ryan Motherfucking Hughes,” Chad greeted, feigning excitement. “You know I just couldn’t stay away.”
“Better be careful where you tread, my man,” Ryan muttered, blowing a wisp of wine-flavored smoke into his face. “Remember where that got you last year, cuck?”
Before Chad could answer, Frank barged in with Sarah and Gigi on each arm.
“Pray tell, would you testosterone-fueled carnivores crave some fine wenches?” Frank polled the room.
The frat boys hooted and hollered for these “hookers.” Sarah broke away from Frank, making her way to Ryan.
“You must be the head honcho around here,” Sarah said, eyeing Ryan from the pomade in his hair to the boat shoes on his feet. “I don’t see any chairs, so do you mind if I make myself comfortable on your lap?”
Sarah promptly took her “seat,” planting a kiss on Ryan's cheek. He ran his hands up and down her smooth, long legs. “You’re a lot younger than your colleagues from last year’s rush party,” Ryan observed. Clearly, he was referring to the real hookers who were supposed to have been there.
“I age like fine wine, my man,” Sarah lied, brushing her chest against his face as she stood up. “You don’t lift a finger and I’m going to make you a stiff drink.”
While Sarah distracted Ryan, Frank and Gigi made their way up the long, narrow staircase. On the walls were portraits of fellow BDE brothers from different chapters and bygone eras. One painting caught Gigi’s eye. She froze, admiring a vintage portrait of a young southern gentleman with a beard, monocle, three-piece suit, and white gloves...
Winston, she thought, his goofy smile now seared in his mind. And just like that, a flurry of memories from the past few weeks hit her all over again. The department store infiltration. The gang versus Lionell. A hundred hours-worth of Winston’s eating vlogs...
Suddenly, Frank reached down and held Gigi’s hands. “My Gigi! Let us abstain from this scheme, and pawn the vase ourselves. That we may make international voyage to my motherland: Italy!”
“I...I can’t,” Gigi said, torn but confident. She turned away, head held high, and continued down the hall.
“My stars,” Frank sighed, following her. “Cupid doth struck your heart long before me?”
“Yes,” she admitted as they arrived at the door leading to the den.
“Woe is me!” Frank cried out dramatically. “And you are in love?”
“Madly.” She grabbed the doorknob.
“And to whom have you offered your heart in full?”
Gigi’s mind raced as she twisted the doorknob and pushed the door open. “His name? His name is…WINSTON?!
In the den, a topless Claire glistened with sweat. She was wrapping her arms around a seated Winston, giving him an exotic lap dance. Winston whipped his head back to see a spellbound Gigi and Frank. One thought seared in Winston’s mind.
Why the hell is Gigi wearing my purple V-neck?
Undeterred, Claire turned to face them, grinding her ass on Winston’s thigh. “It’s, like, crazy impolite to enter without knocking. You might, like, totally see something for my man’s eyes only!”
Tears welled up in Gigi’s big, brown eyes. Frank slammed the door. Her jaw trembled as she braced her hands against the wall to keep her balance. Searching for the right words, Frank unwrapped something from his pocket and slipped it into her mouth.
“What I have bestowed upon thee,” Frank explained, “is a homemade white chocolate espresso truffle with a raspberry core. I bid you not to chew it. Invite it to melt on your tongue and coat your throat. All your worries shall fade into obscurity.”
Gigi opened her eyes, smiling through tears. “It’s...oh! It’s so sweet and rich. The raspberry. I’m tasting it now! And the coffee. It’s...perfect!”
“Alas, may this be the eve where you venture into the wonderful world of dairy!”
“Will you make me Caprese salad next?" And just like that, Gigi forgot about everything she had seen in that den.
Gigi’s phone rang. “Guys, get down to the kitchen - quick!” Sarah hissed. “The vase is under the sink! I’ll distract Ryan while you guys come get it.
Frank and Gigi hopped out the first-story window. Hand-in-hand, they walked around the back door leading to the dining room. In the backyard, Tweed was in position with his fireworks rig. He gave them a rock-on sign as Chonk waited on standby.
In the dining room, the party was reaching a climax. Every square-inch of counter space was sticky with liquor. Pizza crust was scattered about like animal bones. And every chair was occupied by a frat boy’s sweaty ass, with a complementary sorority girl on their lap.
“Gigi, come!” Ryan slurred, as Sarah still sat on his lap. Gigi hesitated like a deer in headlights, then walked over with a fake smile. Frank slipped away into the kitchen.
“I need you to ask him something,” Ryan commanded, pointing at Chad. “Ask him why he failed to pledge with us last year.” Chad gritted his teeth at the request. But Sarah slipped into her role fluidly, running her tongue up Ryan’s cheek. And in the corner of her eye, Gigi watched Frank open the cabinets under the kitchen sink.
Gigi cleared her throat, pretending as if she'd never met this Chad before. “Pray tell the reason,” she played along, “why a pathetic cretin of a specimen failed to pump the necessary amount of testosterone into the heartbeat of this fraternal organization!”
“It’s because Ryan fucked his mom!” Sarah teased, nuzzling Ryan’s cheek. “And poor Chad got butthurt and backed out.”
“Um...yes, that’s...quite a shame!” Gigi said, trying to hide her shock and pity.
Chad glared daggers at all three of them. Fuck you, his expression said. But Sarah and Gigi knew that Chad reserved his anger for Ryan and Ryan alone. Before Chad could make a comeback, the doorbell rang.
“Get the door, cuck,” Ryan commanded, raising his eighth glass of Jack and Coke.
Chad stood up, balling his fists. He walked past the frat boys, feeling a hundred condescending gazes on his back. He swung the door open to see two tired-looking middle-aged blondes on the doorstep. And unlike the youthful Gigi and Sarah, these real prostitutes were caked with makeup and smelled of fast food and their last client’s cologne.
“Ry!” one of the ladies called out in a deep smoker’s voice. “You were supposed to pick us up from the curb, asshole!”
Ryan shot out of his chair, nearly knocking Sarah over. In his narrow, inebriated mind, this whole scheme fell together like a grade school puzzle. Chad’s sudden return to the frat house. The young, fake "hookers" who he’d never seen before. And the final piece of that puzzle was Frank, who was now slowly creeping out the back door with Ryan’s purple vase...
“Yo, we have intruders in the frat house!” Ryan bellowed. “Everybody stomp their asses!”
Chad lunged at Ryan, decking him in the face. Ryan collapsed onto the dining room table, taking the tablecloth and drinks with him. Gigi, Sarah, and Chad sprinted out the back door.
“Tweed, release the beast!” Chad yelled. Tweed let go of Chonk’s leash. The salivating 200-pound mastiff charged toward the back door like a bath salt zombie, blocking the exit and attacking the raging frat boys with kisses.
“Fuck you, greedy pigs!” Tweed yelled as Frank arrived with the vase. “Dear Camus, this thing smells like filthy capitalists!” He quickly tied the vase to the mortar.
“There’s...something sloshing around in there, my dude,” Sarah chimed in, holding her nose.
“You did it, Frank!” Gigi cheered, panting.
“And on the rooftop shall we soon break bread, my Gigi,” Frank declared as the crowd of brothers closed in. “But soft! I must disappear for but a moment!”
Frank sprinted into the woods before the oncoming Greek invasion could spot him. While Gigi watched him leave, Sarah snatched her wrist and checked her pulse.
“Your heart’s beating, roomie,” Sarah said, winking at her. “That Italian boy must've really done a number on you.”
Gigi blushed, shaking her head frantically. “Um...it must have been the chocolate!”
The fireworks rig was ready, just in time for Ryan and his army to form a blockade in the yard. One of the frat boys dangled a pizza crust in front of Chonk, who had clearly switched teams.
“If you don’t give that back, I’ll shank you in your sleep,” Ryan’s voice trembled, eyeing the stolen vase.
“Fair warning: you guys might wanna back the fuck up,” Chad sneered. “Hit it, Tweed!”
Tweed lit the short fuse, launching what was actually an urn into the sky. Everyone marveled as it exploded into a million pieces, scattering Tagg’s vomit and the ashes of the late Chadwick Hughes all over the yard. Ryan wiped his filthy face between erratic shrieks and fell to his knees.
Out of nowhere, Frank plowed through the hedges in his Benz. “I pray you sheepish fools get in the automobile!” he yelled. Sarah, Gigi, Tweed, and Chad slipped in, and Frank sped away.
***
Later at Firewater Hall, Winston took the stairs to the seventh floor. Sarah was smacking the door with a hammer, trying to re-align it with the hinges.
“Hey, sis,” Winston greeted, sober. “You wouldn’t happen to know where Gigi is, would ya?”
“Yep, I do,” she responded, pounding away without looking at him. "And I’m not telling you where she is.”
Sarah had just drawn a line in the sand. And after a lifetime of growing up with her, Winston respected her too much to dare cross it.
“So, what project are ya noodlin’ with so late at night?” Winston asked.
“Oh, this? Well, I made the mistake of sacrificing my own privacy so that I could keep a closer eye on my roommate and a certain sibling I know. But after Gigi told me what happened tonight between my aforementioned sibling and another woman, I decided that I no longer had anything to worry about.”
With one final pound of the hammer, the hinges snapped back into place.
***
After Frank dropped Gigi off at Firewater, she walked toward Rumwood Lake. Sober, and with a pounding headache, she arrived after midnight. She peered at the watery grave that had claimed the late Chadwick years ago.
Gigi reached into her purse and pulled out Winston’s Single Action Army revolver. Then, she reared back and tossed it into the center of the lake. Plop. With a long sigh, she turned around to leave. Then, remembering South App etiquette, she reached into her purse and fetched the nearly-empty pint of Jäger.
“I’m so sorry, Chadwick!” she yelled, pouring the rest of the liquor on the ground. “You didn’t deserve what we did to you back there.”
Footsteps approached from behind. “Ah, the late Sir Chadwick,” Frank marveled. Before she could react, he placed his hands on her shoulders. “His remains doth pepper the greenery of the brotherhood he so bravely founded. I’d say that’s precisely what he wanted.”
He began massaging her headache away. Gigi closed her eyes and smiled. “Um...you followed me here?”
“I wished not for you to walk alone, as bawdy fraternity brethren of high sexual prowess are prone to hunt these streets at night.”
“Thank you, Frank,” she responded softly, nearly falling asleep standing up.
“Thank me you shall not. Follow me you shall.”
Frank led Gigi to the edge of the lake. Under tree limbs, there was a small canoe in the water. He stepped in first, then held Gigi’s hand to keep her balance. She yelped as the boat rocked, clutching Frank’s sleeve. But when all was still, he grabbed an oar and rowed toward the center of the lake.
“Alas, perhaps you subscribe to the silly tales surrounding this sacred lake?” Frank asked, bringing the boat to a stop. “You were...pouring one out for Chadwick, were you not?”
Gigi froze, embarrassed to be seen practicing such a superstitious campus custom.
“I...um,” Gigi fumbled. “It’s my wish to pay respects for those who are no longer with us! So that I may be as kind to the fallen as I am to people on this Earth! Seeing as they can no longer speak for themselves, and-"
“How anxious you are!” Frank interrupted, unwrapping a chocolate truffle. “I bid you lay back and fill your thoughts with imminent fine Italian cuisine.”
Frank placed the truffle on Gigi’s tongue, then kissed her.
They fell back into the canoe, making out in each other’s arms. A mellow high enveloped them like a two-person cocoon. Meanwhile, Chadwick’s spirit finally rested beneath that lake, granting Frank and Gigi privacy until the morning light.
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posted by DigitalSword on /memes
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TIL a fan drove three hours to deliver rapper, Boozie Badazz, a much needed dosage of insulin. She refused to accept payment and instead asked for just a photo. On her way home she stopped at a store, bought a scratch off ticket, and won $10,000.
posted by RarelyAquatic on /todayilearned
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AOC challenges Trump to release his college transcript after he called her a 'poor student' on Fox News 'You release your college transcript, I’ll release mine, and we’ll see who was the better student. Loser has to fund the Post Office,' New York congresswoman tweets
posted by ohnoh18 on /politics
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don't leave home without it
posted by tteeggeerr on /memes
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Favorite martial art partner
posted by Mainaksonu on /funny
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What an awesome coincidence. It's nice when people do things without expectation of reward.
posted by Luckywithtime on /todayilearned
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AOC better be careful or Trump will challenge her to a dementia test.
posted by coffee_badger on /politics
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Loser has to fund the post office. Perfection.
posted by WakandaNowAndThen on /politics
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He's threatened to sue any school he attended if his transcripts are released
posted by 10sharks on /politics
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In case you missed it, AOC's second grade teacher tweeted her and she tweeted back. It was pretty touching. `*You've got this. Remember all those poems we recited together in 2nd grade? It was prep for this moment. You've got this.* ~ mjacobs` https://twitter.com/mjacobs324/status/1293679979935543297 AOC responded: `*Ms. Jacobs! Is that you?! Yes, I do remember the poems we recited in second grade! You prepared me perfectly for this moment. Thank you for teaching me, encouraging my growth, and believing in me as a child.*` https://twitter.com/AOC/status/1293681217330712578
posted by M00n on /politics
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Hey Reddit! My name is Paolo Cattaneo. 5 years ago I quit my job, sold everything I had and embarked in a trip around the world on a motorcycle. Rode for almost 185000 km (115k mi). Still going! Here to answer question about self sustained living on the road and long distance solo travelling. AmA!
posted by paolo_0 on /IAmA
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The Thing About Corpses
posted by hyperobscura on /shortscarystories
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My mama and papa became US Citizens today!
posted by Yudysseus on /pics
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I'm the Marine who stood at attention for 3 hours in 100 degree heat in full dress uniform until I nearly passed out from heat exhaustion and dehydration. Do me the honor of reading this message I've spent the last two days preparing.
posted by TRexLovesPancakes on /nextfuckinglevel
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Avatar Intro but it's RuneScape
posted by Lilsmokey___ on /2007scape
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This spike in crime is no doubt due in part to the quarantine and economic stress related to it. However, there is another aspect that people don't like talking about. That is the \"Ferguson effect\". When police in general are under sweeping suspicion of racism due to highly publicized anecdotes about police shootings of black people, they tend to back off of proactive policing, not wanting to risk their jobs or reputations. There is [some social science](https://www.nber.org/papers/w22399) data [which suggests](https://amstat.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/2330443X.2019.1704330) that [police do not shoot blacks](https://www.aeaweb.org/articles?id=10.1257/pandp.20191028) at rates [disproportionate to their](https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1948550618775108) involvement in violent crime, and in fact, sometimes less. `Harvard Professor Roland Fryer [just released a (non-peer reviewed) study](https://www.nber.org/papers/w27324.pdf) providing evidence that the Ferguson effect is real. What he found is that in 22 cases of police department investigations triggered by the weight of evidence showing that the department was poorly run, crime was actually reduced, and an average of 61 lives were saved in the next 24 months.` However, in five cases of departments investigated after a single high-profile incident (Freddie Gray, Laquan McDonald, Timothy Thomas, Tyisha Miller, and Michael Brown), crime went up, and an average of 179 more lives were lost in the next 24 months. `Police also unjustly kill white people, but those don't fit into a narrative about American racism. I agree that police are heavy-handed in general, and that police brutality is a problem. However, we tend to assume that racial animus is involved when black people are killed, even when there is little actual evidence of that. I also know for a fact that there are racist officers. However, how can we reduce racial tension and tackle problems when we rely on a narrative that is shown to be false and exaggerated?` TL;DR - Police back off due to suspicion of racism over anecdotes, criminals are emboldened.
posted by Dr_Talon on /news
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Granted. For awhile there are jokes in the media before the novelty dies down and the various associated fetishes evolve. People seem mostly happier as the general state of everyone's sex lives improves. You notice your mom has started buying a lot of fresh produce and sugary foods, but whatever, your parents have needs too and the new spring in their step is cute. `Your father is extra happy, as you might imagine. His new extra-wide grin quickly becomes a personality staple. The Christmas gifts get better and he doubles down on his woodworking hobby. With confidence he does something he'd always want to do: quit his job and open a bakery. Jack's Frost quickly becomes the talk of the town. You and your siblings and cousins begin working for the company. Family wealth comes easy, and times are good. All because your father is getting more frequent bjs.` Over time, the extended family moves to your town to take up lucrative positions within the supply chain. As your prestige builds, you begin to feel powerful. Your father, who spent long days with your mother or in front of the oven, mostly lets his family run the business while he bakes cupcakes for the entire family. Each cupcake is decorated to the liking of each family member. The time your father spends baking makes him a beloved yet diminishing family figure. As he ages, your siblings begin vying for his baking empire. `Finally comes the night everyone has anticipated: your father plans to announce his successor at his retirement party. This catered event features a buffet of your father's finest work. A part of you wonders, once he's gone, if the brand's creativity will depart with him. Blackmail and backstabbing are rampant among your siblings. It's clear the announcement will rock the family and rent it apart. The plotting is put on hold and your siblings' plastic smiles snap into place as your father steps up to the podium. He clears his throat and says \"the conniving den of weasels that is my family shut me out of the business I built on my hands and knees using these two hands. The business will be dissolved by the feds because the secret flavoring ingredient is my jizz. Yes, my glazes and jellies and custards are entirely jizz-based.\" Then he runs out of the house, grabs hold of a rope ladder descending from a helicopter, and is never heard from again. The money he didn't drain from the business is not nearly enough for the needed legal expenses. Those in your family that avoid prison become destitute, as your father has placed dozens of videos of your mother blowing him on the hard drives of your computer and all your extended family, linking them to his crimes. The cloud backups randomly play at inopportune times. You might have narrowly escaped prison, but you can describe your father's junk and have evaluated your mother's technique and enthusiasm. Your father accidentally invents an entirely new pornhub category called Spermy Todd, which annoys you because his name isn't Todd. It isn't Jack, either. It's Rod.` But at least everyone still has their flavored bjs.
posted by smexyporcupine on /TheMonkeysPaw
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=== **[Link to the petition to UK parliament 'Condemn the Belarus Government for harassment and detention of its citizens'](https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/548196)** (Only British citizens or UK residents have the right to sign) == `After Elon Musk asked [how can he help Belarus](https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1293848844266946561) belarusians came out with the banner [\"Маск падари ужо яму ракету\" (\"Musk gift him a rocket already\")](https://streamable.com/k568jd) (him - lukashenko)` **[Ambassadors of EU countries in Belarus came to lay flowers where protester was killed.](https://streamable.com/ix87k7)** `**Yesterday lukashenko called the protesters '[unemployed criminals](https://youtu.be/ZY35K7p4Mss?t=86)' all of whom needs to be inspected and 'given a job' (whatever that means), before that he called them 'sheep' and 'drug addicts' so lets have a look at who they really are:**` [Batman and Spiderman *drugging* protesting people on the streets](https://streamable.com/jcdzp0) `[Hundreds of *unemployed criminals* and *alcoholics* on the streets of Belarus.](https://youtu.be/Hv5iz09ZaZ4?t=28)` [Huge chain of *criminals* getting honked by *drug addicts* in their cars.](https://streamable.com/ozmmhd) `[Woman thanking young girls for coming out and showing solidarity.](https://streamable.com/r9c5f3) ` [Another group of *unemployed criminal* drivers honking in support of walking group of *drug addicts*.](https://streamable.com/z6cs1k) `[More *criminals*](https://streamable.com/3yhh5h)` [Whole street with drivers out of their cars showing solidarity](https://streamable.com/mo87cx) `[Some random *sheep* giving *drugs* masked as 'sweets' to women](https://streamable.com/89kghr)` [More *drug addicts* on the streets of Belarus](https://streamable.com/e63nfp) `[Another group of *obviously drugged* people came to the building of the government propagandic TV channel ОНТ chanting 'TRUTH! TRUTH! TRUTH!](https://streamable.com/1e8ihk)` You can see hundreds of other photos and [videos of these *criminals*](https://streamable.com/9zemr5) on telegram channels such as: `[NEXTA Live](https://t.me/nexta_live)` [Типичная Беларусь](https://t.me/tpbela) `[Выборы видишь?](https://t.me/vybory_smotri)` [Беларусь головного мозга](https://t.me/belamova) `[TUT.BY новости](https://t.me/tutby_official)` 100% of the videos and photos you see on reddit from Belarus are taken from these sources (and like dozens of other channels but they all pretty much the same) `---` `**Now a list of videos of police brutality in Belarus**` [14 min video of Minsk (11.08.2020)](https://youtu.be/uGh4Vs-zqQs) Videos listed below are not just from Minsk but also from other cities, just to give you some understanding of the scale. Videos from today (13.08.2020): `[Somone caught the moment where policeman, hiding behind buses arechanging their regular uniforms to OMON (its the special forces that you see in almost all videos, black helmets masks, black vests and uniform) so they can anonymously beat and detain people](https://streamable.com/x0mn82)` [(no brutality) army forces passing by standing protesters](https://streamable.com/i0tpq2) `[People fight with police for detained protester](https://streamable.com/46k0f2)` [Police beating off mirros from honking passing by cars, one of the drivers, old man in a cap (according to the people who filmed) stopped and decided to have a talk about his broken mirror, he gets beaten up and dragged into a random passenger bus by a group of police, one of them proceeds to sit into the old mans car (the laugh you hear in the background throughout the video is sarcastic)](https://streamable.com/domil0) `[a group of unmarked thugs in black with patrol policeman beating Yandex Taxi car. No context to the video.](https://streamable.com/tf1j2z)` Videos from 11-12 august 2020: [People protesting from their homes](https://streamable.com/tabfzh) `[Another example of exceptional police brutality, guy gets on his knees, getting kicked in the back from run up, people around sound outraged](https://streamable.com/qukwat)` [Police storming into local store and aiming at people's windows](https://streamable.com/fejoh1) `[Police detaining peacefully standing citizen, he tries to flee, gets beaten up, people go to help him escape](https://streamable.com/o53mng)` [**This is a footage from someone's apartament where you can see how detained people are being basically held hostages in police stations, they lying close together on the asphalt, people around Belarus say they are getting brutally beaten and kicked and tortured in police stations (not seen in the video, just reports from other places\)**](https://streamable.com/it96qx) `[**Police brutally murdering \(no other word for it\) random man on the street, the man is crying.**](https://streamable.com/39fkv0) ` [**Belarus police detains 15yo kid, to protect themselves from public outrage one of them threatens to pull the pin out of (flash?)grenade.**](https://streamable.com/g9m7xs) `**[NSFW visible injury]** [Random man gets shot for filming police brutality](https://streamable.com/i9nq65) (man telling his wife not to run and keep calm, they are walking their dog)` [Police using unmarked vehicle crashes into random driver on the road and tries to detain him](https://streamable.com/acfp1l) `[another angle](https://streamable.com/137zdg)` [Police stops a car marked with red cross (volunteer medical aid) and detains everyone inside](https://streamable.com/ywm1hc) `[Police shooting someone](https://streamable.com/z3tx8c)` [Police searching around the urban areas, outraged people yell from the balconies for them to go away, some of them shoot in the windows and lamp post](https://streamable.com/uyur1c) `[Another random driver detaining, the car is trashed by police \(the reason for most detains is simple honking to support walking protesters on the streets\)](https://streamable.com/7ajfx6)` [Another random drivers being detained you can see one of them being kicked](https://streamable.com/y1olr0) `[Police beating random biker on the road](https://streamable.com/465581)` [Random people being brutally beaten and arrested](https://streamable.com/69wy9k) `[One of the many examples of police using ambulance vehicles \(ill try and find other cases but there are so many videos to search through it takes time to find everything\)](https://streamable.com/l7kimd)` [Journalists getting bullied, kicked and smacked, forcing to give their memory cards away](https://streamable.com/v374vk) (you can hear endless car honking, its random drivers support of the protests and outrage of police brutality) `[Police aiming at random people's windows while shooting someone on the ground](https://streamable.com/bb6t48)` [Police hiting random cars on the road](https://streamable.com/9z77qr) `[Video has no comments from the uploader, but you can see police using unmarked vehicle detains a driver, shooting him inside his car](https://streamable.com/u75tc7)` [Some guy getting brutally beaten behind the gates by police, one of them behaves agressively towards the guy who is filming them, the guy says he is a journalist, policeman replies 'i don't fucking care who you are'](https://streamable.com/m8b3s0) `[Woman peaceful march today in Minsk](https://streamable.com/7w8q8n).` [Patrol police detains random group of bikers, one of them gets beaten up, immediate reaction of passing by drivers is heard in the background, people yell at the police and honk, one of the patrolers points a gun at someone (the one at the right at the end)](https://streamable.com/uo6yh9) `[Police shooting ambulance](https://t.me/nexta_live/7101)` [Detained people being taken out outside of police station and beaten up](https://streamable.com/c6is9z) `[People trying to take back detained protester with sticks and stones](https://streamable.com/o7rblc)` [People yelling 'shame! shame!' from their apartments all around the neighbourhood](https://streamable.com/b6xkdc) `[People yelling, booing and throwing stuff from their windows into the police who is chasing someone](https://streamable.com/4rhxe6)` [Another random driver gets detained in the middle of the day](https://streamable.com/0jls22) `---` `**Please bare in mind there are A LOT more horrible things to show, i can't possible include everything in this comment and im just one man and it takes a lot of time to search through it all, downloading, reaploading to streamable and linking here so again, im linking the sources for these videos for people who are interested and want to see more, because 99% of it is not shared on reddit. For more info, videos, photos including a lot of footage of peaceful protests you can follow these telegram channels and just scroll and look, no need to know russian or belarusian, most of the posts don't need translations:**` [NEXTA Live](https://t.me/nexta_live) `[Типичная Беларусь](https://t.me/tpbela) ` [Выборы видишь?](https://t.me/vybory_smotri) `[Беларусь головного мозга](https://t.me/belamova)` [TUT.BY новости](https://t.me/tutby_official) which also has [(youtube channel)](https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC34JNOAjkpx4WLXKSRnUIwA/videos) ` These are the main sources of all the videos, there are hundreds and hundreds of them and it is really hard to link them all.`
posted by Gweenbleidd on /europe
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Cultural Reboot `Manchester United are on the right path despite what the media, the fans, the league table and the general public would have you believe. The term “Cultural Reboot” has been used by Ole Solskjaer since his appointment at the club - what does that actually mean? In football terms it simply means that the club needs to change the way it works and operates. If this term could be used for a small business it would be efficient to close the business short term, make all staff redundant, potentially rebrand and hire staff that would better suit the new image of itself. Of course, you cannot do that to a football club, not least the size of a club like Manchester United.` `So what does Solskjaer mean in his take on the term? It simply means that Manchester United in the last 6-years have spent big money, big wages on a merry-go-round list of previous manager demands all aimed towards immediate success - which hasn’t worked. It’s cost the club close to a billion pounds in player transfers, three failed managerial appointments all of which had the best intentions of taking Manchester United back to the top of the tree. In Solskjaer’ eyes, the fabric of what made Manchester United a dynasty and a world force has long been lost in amongst this expenditure.` `When he took over on a caretaker basis Utd went on an incredible run, some people put this down to a regular honeymoon period as most new appointments provide the data to back this up but in my view I think there’s a little more to it simply being a honeymoon period. The players ran further, hustled harder, competed in every area of the pitch and out-worked teams - this is Manchester United. I was fortunate enough to witness the change that sacked big Ron and appointed Sir, Alex. I saw the cultural reboot at the club which was the basis for long-standing success. Sir, Alex starting selling seasoned pros like Paul McGrath Jesper Olsen and Peter Barnes. Fergie starting investing in youth almost immediately, signing a young Ryan Giggs, David Beckham to early youth teams for development. Sir Alex wanted to mould the future of the club by teaching young players what it means to play for Utd and that they were the future provided they had 100% commitment to being a fabric of the club and over their years they learned that in order to make it here you had to work harder than everyone else, want it more. Sir Alex, culturally rebooted Manchester United from alcoholic journeymen to hungry, hard working leave everything on the pitch superstars which would filter through the next group of youth products and thus changing the ethos of the club resulting in sustained success.` Ole is in the process of culturally rebooting Manchester United in a very similar way to Sir Alex did. He’s removed the high earners, he’s refused bumper multi-year contracts to over-30’s and is bringing through whatever youth talent we currently have. Kids listen, they want to play and they’re easy to mould. Once you have their commitment to the cause you have longevity in that role, you don’t need to overpay in contracts and you have a role model for the next batch of youth 10-years down the line. `When Ole smiles into the camera at press conferences he means it. Why wouldn’t he be happy? He has very impressionable young players, he doesn’t have conflict from ageing players demanding immediate success or more money (There’s probably one left in this category that’s Pogba), his team is competing despite being so young and they’re running through walls for him and more importantly for the shirt on their backs. He can see what the next few years of this vision is and it’s the building blocks for sustained success in much the same vein as Sir Alex once did. Ole doesn’t want big time charlies in his squad (Paul Ince, David Beckham, Lee Sharpe / Lukaku, Sanchez, Pogba) he wants warriors and influencers (Roy Keane, Eric Cantona, Mark Hughes / Rashford, McTominay, Maguire).` We can all argue that the board aren’t supporting him and their incompetence (different argument) but I think Ole is having a big influence in this and is being extremely careful with his targets which is why you won’t see Edinson Cavani or any other big name that thinks they’re bigger than the club - you can dismiss these almost out of hand immediately. £30m for a 16-year-old who is best in class for age? Absolutely what Ole wants and what Sir Alex wanted before him. If you think of it this way then it’s not then surprising that we have been linked with virtually every young English player that is showing potential because this is all part of the cultural reboot that we needed. We have invested heavily in academy players recently which don’t get enough love around here because we’re desperate for first team investment. What we’re not realising is if we heavily invest and rush to compete and challenge right away then the culture will never change. `When you have the likes of Brandon Williams, Scott McTominay, Marcus Rashford, Fred, Wan-Bissaka, Maguire, Daniel James running through walls and through injuries for the shirt you have successfully changed the culture of the club. You do however need to supplement that ethos with fairy dust and luxury pieces - the ready made quality that you’re missing from a group that works harder than anyone else. Bruno Fernandes looks to be that type of player Ole has identified - not a big time charlie, works incredibly hard for a team he really doesn’t want to be a part of, especially since the training ground assault from their fans, modest wage and desperate to buy in to the new image of Manchester United - this is key. Way back during the ‘90’s and 2000’s you had to be a certain type of player to play for Man Utd. You didn’t just have to be good enough, you had to buy in to the culture and be prepared to work harder than anyone for your shirt, the club, the history and the fans.` We all love Patrice Evra and Rio Ferdinand because they bleed the club, even now - why is that? What is it about the club that makes them feel so strongly this way? They were bought to play for this club when the culture was set in stone, they bought into the ethos and the history of what it takes to be a Utd player, they lived it - it was their life - Manchester United was a way of life. The last 7-years we’ve lost that until Ole arrived. Rashford is living Man Utd, McTominay is living Man Utd and our transfer targets also need to live Man Utd. `This process cannot be rushed, unfortunately but it will ultimately reward itself with sustained success down the line which is always better than short term investment for short term and short-lived success. Ole Solskjaer is doing the right thing, he’s the right man to do it because he’s brave enough to do it just like Sir Alex was in 1986.` Stand by your manager, this one cares and he’s doing the right thing. The quality will come but like Ole says: “Will buy if the right ones become available”. ` Be patient - it’ll be worth it. Let’s get behind the boys and smash Burnley tonight.`
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Seriously. Light the beacons of Gondor. This is an absolutely unprecedented emergency. ` The President of the United States is intentionally sabotaging our own mailing system to improve his chances of re-election. Fuck Russian meddling, he's interfering with our electoral processes himself.`
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2020.08.08 01:38 LearningIsListening A not-so-brief rundown of the letter ‘S’ in Jeffrey Epstein's 'Little Black Book'

Below is a rundown of the letter ‘S’ under Epstein's contacts. Last year, I wrote about letters A-C. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/cpis3n/a_brief_rundown_of_the_first_ten_pages_of_jeffrey/).
I also wrote about letters D-F on July 5, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hlrba8/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_letters_df_in_jeffrey/).
I posted letters G-I on July 13, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hqko0y/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_letters_gi_in_jeffrey/).
I posted letters J-L on July 15, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hrq9bg/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_letters_jl_of_jeffrey/).
I posted letter M on July 20, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/huw0yt/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_the_letter_m_in_jeffrey/).
I posted letters N-Q on July 27, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hyudbz/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_the_letters_nq_in_jeffrey/). There are some misspelled names. Epstein entered their names like this.
I posted letter R on July 29, 2020. You can check that out here (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/i0aqxd/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_the_letter_r_in_jeffrey/)
I have bolded some of the more interesting connections and information, but there could be much more that I overlooked. I hope something here strikes an interest in someone and maybe we can get more investigations out of this. Please, if you know anything more about any of these people than what is presented here, post below. I am working off of the unredacted black book found here: https://www.coreysdigs.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Jeffrey-Epsteins-Little-Black-Book-unredacted.pdf
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Sacco, Amy: Nightclub mastermind behind Bungalow 8 and many other clubs. Listing her list of connections would take too long because her clubs are always hot spots for celebrities and the elite. The NY Times wrote a decent article (https://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/14/fashion/the-empress-is-in-amy-sacco-holds-court-at-another-new-york-nightspot.html) about Sacco’s clubs and clientele. Sacco has been photographed with Ghislaine, India Hicks, and Sophie Dahl, all of whom appear in Epstein’s black book (https://www.patrickmcmullan.com/photo/1563479).
Sachs, Jeffrey: Naming all of his titles would be an endeavor in itself. Sachs is a very influential figure who is best known for being an economist, an adviser to the United Nations, and a University Professor at Columbia University. Sachs serves on the Council on Foreign Relations, where Epstein served from 1995-2009. It is unclear whether he was there at the same time as Epstein, although given his popularity and influence, especially in the early 2000s, I would be surprised if he wasn’t around then.
Saffra, Edmund: Billionaire banker and alleged money launderer with tons of enemies who died under very mysterious circumstances in 1999. The official story was that one of his nurses - in an attempt to gain favor with Safra by saving him from danger - intentionally started a small fire in Safra’s home, which soon spiraled out of control, causing Safra to lock himself in the bathroom and suffocate to death. This article (https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2000/12/dunne200012) does a good job of pointing out that Safra had many enemies, was a shady character, and was absolutely obsessed with security for himself and his family. It seems odd that Safra would allow his security detail (Mossad vets) to leave his home that night. This article (https://www.theguardian.com/theobserve2000/oct/29/features.magazine47) from The Guardian includes a statement from Ted Maher’s (the nurse who was convicted of starting the fire) wife, stating that he was coerced into signing a confession. Elie Wiesel, the author of Night who is also listed in Epstein’s contacts, was a good friend of Safra’s.
Safro, Wayne: Financial advisor.
Said, Wafic: Financier and businessman. Said is the Chairman of a children’s charity called the Said Foundation, where Prince Charles’s former private secretary, Sir Michael Peat GVCO, serves on the board of trustees (https://www.saidfoundation.org/pages/33-trustees-and-staff). The charity helps underprivileged children from the Middle East. Said has also contributed a lot of money to Prince Charles’s The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund, which, among other things, is dedicated to helping children.
Sainsbury, Mr Jamie: Descendant of the founder of the Sainsbury grocery chain. Old friend of Ghislaine Maxwell (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8466853/What-girls-frolicked-Bullingdon-boys-Oxfords-brightest-young-women-rose-top.html). James’s sister, Camilla, was married to British MP, Shaun Woodward, for 28 years. Camilla and Shaun are Trustees of The Woodward Charitable Trust, which helps disadvantaged children, women, and families (http://woodwardcharitabletrust.org.uk/portfolio/about_us/).
Salama, Eric: Former CEO of Kantar consulting firm. Also served as a Trustee for the British Museum (2000-2008). Survived a carjacking after getting stabbed last year (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6618395/Government-adviser-stabbed-carjacking-reveals-fine-punctured-lung.html).
Saltzman, Elizabeth: Contributing editor to Vanity Fair and Vogue, two of the three publications (along with Tatler) that continuously show up among Epstein’s contacts. Saltzman is also a celebrity fashion stylist with clients such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Saoirse Ronan, Stella McCartney, and Uma Thurman, the ex-wife of Arpad Busson, who is possibly one of the key players in this pedophile ring (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/cl34ju/arpad_busson_billionaire_businessman_or_possible/). Andre Balazs, the hotelier who also seems to be embroiled in this whole fiasco held a party in 1995. Those in attendance included Ghislaine Maxwell, Katie Ford, and Elizabeth Saltzman (https://www.nydailynews.com/archives/gossip/taming-liz-fortensky-rumors-article-1.686445), all of whom appear in Epstein’s black book. In fact, Saltzman is a long-time friend of Ghislaine (https://www.mintpressnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Mysterious-business-of-the-queen-of-NY-Lon-1.pdf). This article also reveals that Ghislaine was introduced to Prince Andrew by the Duchess of York (Sarah Ferguson), and, even more telling, that Epstein was suspected of having Mossad ties when the article was written in 2000. In addition to all this, Saltzman is the ex-wife of hedge fund billionaire Glenn Dubin (https://www.nytimes.com/1987/09/14/style/miss-saltzman-editor-is-wed-to-glenn-dubin.html), one of the most heavily implicated people in Epstein’s pedophilia and child trafficking ring. I implore you to read more about Dubin (and his wife) in my D-F black book thread (https://www.reddit.com/conspiracy/comments/hlrba8/a_notsobrief_rundown_of_letters_df_in_jeffrey/). Saltzman can also be seen here, sitting next to Prince Andrew in 2010 (https://www.grandforksherald.com/news/world/4780114-Britains-Prince-Andrew-is-stepping-back-from-public-duties-after-Epstein-controversy). The lists of celebrities and well-known figures that Saltzman has been photographed with is unending.
Samuels, Mia: Actually Maia Samuel, former Producer of ABC Primetime (1989-1994). Went on to work for NBC, Bloomberg, and CNBC in various producer roles over the years. Now works as Director, Content Studios for Reuters (https://www.linkedin.com/in/maia-samuel-92172a10). Epstein has quite a few television ties, most notably to ABC news programs.
Sandelman, Jon & Corrie: Jonathan is a hedge fund manager and former Managing Director of Bank of America Securities. Corrie is his wife.
Sangster, Guy & Fi: Son of racing tycoon Robert Sangster, Guy is Managing Director at Sangster Group, which is involved in the Horse Racing industry. He also works as an investment adviser with Hambro Perks, a venture capitalist company. Prince Andrew is a close friend of Guy and his wife, Fiona. Prince Andrew even attended Sangster’s 40th birthday party (https://www.the-sun.com/news/136709/prince-andrews-pals-claims-witness-who-saw-him-with-sex-slave-is-confused-as-he-was-in-club-3-days-late).
Sangster, Mr Ben: Guy Sangster’s brother and fellow racing heir. Long-time acquaintance/friend(?) of the Royal Family. According to this article, the Sangsters are “one of the most high profile society families in London and often hang out with the royals (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5008073/Robert-Sangster-s-son-marries-Princess-Eugenie-s-friend.html).
Santo Domingo, Julio Mario: Unsure if this is the father or the son. Either way, this is a billionaire Colombian businessman whose company has controlling stock in Bavaria Brewery and is the 2nd highest stockholder of Anheuser Busch (15%). The senior Julio Mario Santo Domingo died in 2011. His son died from cancer in 2009.
Santo, Mr & Mrs M Espirito: Likely the former owners (or high-ranking family) of the Espirito Santo banking dynasty., which was forced to shutter due to charges of fraud, money laundering, and falsifying documents (https://www.cnbc.com/2014/07/30/how-a-portuguese-banking-mess-took-down-a-dynasty.html). Banco Espirito Santo was Portugal’s second-largest bank.
Saud Prince Solman: Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was a close friend of Epstein’s and met with him many times. Epstein even had a photograph of bin Salman hanging on his wall. The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia has been linked to the murder of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi dissident who was lured to the Saudi consulate in Istanbul and subsequently killed. The Crown Prince, said to have ordered the murder, and those who were physically involved with the murder, ultimately went unpunished. According to this article (https://www.middleeasteye.net/news/jeffrey-epstein-what-we-know-about-paedophile-businessmans-ties-middle-east), the numbers listed likely belong to the Crown Prince’s father, King Salman bin Abdulaziz, Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia. Epstein’s Austrian passport had a fake name and Saudi address. This passport was to have been given to him by “a friend.” In November 2016, one day before the election, Epstein flew to Riyadh. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Amazon owner Jeff Bezos were in Riyadh at the same time, leading some to believe that the three may have met up (https://www.insider.com/epstein-riyadh-saudi-arabia-private-jet-2019-9).
Scerbo, Randall: A female (despite the name) fashion stylist and costume designer who eventually went into consulting. Randall also has credits as a producer and content creator for the Miss USA and Miss Universe beauty pageants.
Schiatti, Gianmarco: Creative director who helped several fashion companies (Gucci, Chanel, Coach, Ralph Lauren, Prada, etc.) with rebranding.
Schifter, Helen & Tim: Helen is a former arbitrage trader on Wall Street, as well as a socialite and a former editor at Hearst and Conde Nast (publisher of Tatler and Vogue), making this the 9000th Epstein-Conde Nast connection. Helen’s father is a businessman and has served as a consultant for the Du Pont Company. She runs in the same circles as Ghislaine Maxwell and has been at several of the same parties (https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/helen-lee-schifter-ghislaine-maxwell-teddy-wong-and-news-photo/1169681659). Tim is CEO of LeSportsac, the luggage and tote bag manufacturer. Tim can be seen attending a Private Screening with Ghislaine Maxwell here (https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/tim-schifter-and-ghislaine-maxwell-attend-private-screening-news-photo/590659962).
Sebag Montefiore Simon & Santa: Simon Montefiore is a British historian, television presenter, and author of history books and novels. Ghislaine attended the launch of Montefiore’s book, “The Court of the Red Tsar” (https://deepclips.com/clip/3225/exclusive-i-fear-i-saw-virginia-roberts-inside-jeffrey-epstein-s-creepy-new-mexico-ranch-contractor-claims). Santa is his wife and sister of Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, who died of an ulcer in 2017. The Palmer-Tomkinson family is so close with the Royal Family that Prince Charles was named Tara’s godfather. As such, Simon and Santa are good friends of Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/4721868/The-lit-girl.html). Simon’s great-great-uncle was an international financier who worked for the Rothschilds in the 1800s. Siimon and his family are still close to the Rothschilds to this day (https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2008/01/montefiore200801).
Seitern, Christine: Architect.
Sejournet, Isabel de: Belgian arts consultant and wife of French Count Eric d’Hauteville. Isabelle was photographed at an annual charity dinner hosted by The AEM Association Children of the World for Rwanda (https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/isabelle-de-sejournet-and-caroline-sarkozy-attend-the-news-photo/157832558).
Shabtai, Benny: Israeli businessman who specializes in watches and telecommunications. Served as Chair for Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) and has helped raise millions for the charity (https://electronicintifada.net/content/manhattans-friends-israel-defense-forces/5526). Epstein toured Israeli military bases with Shabtai in 2008 after being convicted of procuring an underage girl for prostitution (https://pagesix.com/2008/04/24/just-visiting/). Shabtai also served three years in the Israeli army and is a former bodyguard for the Israeli ambassador in Paris, France.
Shad, Brenda: Lingerie model who has known Epstein since the ‘90s (https://www.reddit.com/EpsteinAndFriends/comments/hbiwye/epstein_with_lingerie_model_brenda_schad_in_1997/). Almost married Robert Hanson (listed in my Epstein G-H thread) in 1996, the billionaire financier who was accused of raping Anouska de Georgiou when she was a teenager. She first met him when he was dating Naomi Campbell. Pictured with Maxwell here in 2005 (https://www.the-sun.com/news/103520/is-jeffrey-epsteins-unholy-alliance-with-the-victorias-secret-boss-the-real-reason-the-show-was-scrapped/).
Shearer Andre & Angie: Andre is a South African wine importer through his business, Cape Classics. Angie is his wife.
Shore Chris and Maura: Chris is a bankruptcy litigator. Mara is his wife, a licensed lawyer.
Shriver, Bobby: Nephew of JFK, RFK, and Ted Kennedy. His mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founded the Special Olympics. Bobby now serves on the Board of Directors for the Special Olympics (https://www.specialolympics.org/about/board-of-directors/bobby-shriver). Epstein has several phone numbers listed for Shriver’s Special Olympics office in California.
Shriver, Maria: Bobby Shriver’s sister and niece of JFK, RFK, and Ted Kennedy. TV journalist and former ex-wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Shuster, Susie: Suzy is a sportscaster who is married to long-time ESPN and NFL Network anchor, Rich Eisen.
Siegal, Peggy: Famous NYC publicist and close friend of Epstein who helped him out by continuously getting him into elite parties even after he was convicted of procuring an underage girl for prostitution in 2008 (https://nymag.com/intelligence2019/07/jeffrey-epstein-high-society-contacts.html). Her career in Hollywood has been obliterated, although many still secretly think she has been a scapegoat (https://www.townandcountrymag.com/society/money-and-powea29643007/peggy-siegal-jeffrey-epstein-connection/), which once again proves the depravity of Hollywood.
Siegel, William (Bill): President of Chris-Craft Industries (1996-2001), a broadcasting company that owned several television channels across the U.S. Chris-Craft was eventually purchased by Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation for $5.3 billion.
Sieghart, William: British entrepreneur and publisher. In 1986, he co-founded Forward Publishing with partner Neil Mendoza, who serves on the board of several children’s charities and is the current Provost of Oriel College. Mendoza appeared earlier in Epstein’s black book. Check out the letter ‘M’ thread for more information.
Silver, Ron: Silver (1946-2009), was a famous actor who also served on the Council on Foreign Relations. Co-founder of pro-Israeli organization, One Jerusalem, which organized a rally in 2001 to protest Palestinian sovereignty. Flipped political affiliations to vote for George W. Bush post-9/11. As a result, Bush appointed him to several posts, including one in which he worked under Scooter Libby, adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney.
Silverman, Nancy & Henry: Henry is an entrepreneur and private equity investor. Henry helped build Cendant Corporation, which specializes in car rentals, travel reservations, and real estate brokerage services. Nancy and Henry divorced in 2012 after 30 years of marriage. They literally lived around the block from Jeffrey Epstein.
Simon, Bren: Bren was the President of MBS Associates, a property management company. She and her husband (now deceased), support many children’s charities. Bren directs the Mel and Bren Simon Charitable Trust, which works closely with the Clinton Foundation (Haiti), the Clinton Global Initiative, and the Clinton School of Public Service (https://brensimon.com/our-work/). Bren is co-founder of The Family Support Center, a 24-hour child abuse care center. She also serves on the board of advisers for the Indiana Children’s Wish Fund. In 1998, Bren began working with the Mission International Rescue Foundation (MIR), which serves the children and young women of La Romana, Dominican Republic. Bren also created the Centro de Promocion Rural Max Simon, an orphanage that provides a safe environment for boys who have been abandoned, abused, or are living in extreme poverty. She also created the Bren Simon MIR Foundation Girls’ Vocational School (https://cancer.iu.edu/giving/simon/bren-bio.php). Bren Simon used to be a member of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Bill Clinton read a eulogy at her husband’s funeral (https://www.ibj.com/articles/67913-simon-sisters-among-top-political-donors-nationwide).
Simpson (Caruth), Sophie: Former literary agent at William Morris Agency. Serves as a Trustee for Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance.
Sindi, Rena & Sami: Rena is a socialite and daughter of Nemar A. Kirdar, who founded Investcorp bank in the ‘80s with Arab oil money (https://www.nytimes.com/2002/10/27/style/put-on-your-toga-bring-castanets-rena-sindi-is-giving-a-party.html). In 2007, Rena attended a party for Allegra Hicks at Ghislaine Maxwell’s house (https://medium.com/@the_war_economy/investigation-jeffrey-epstein-d2ad68e2e845). Her husband, Sami, is a venture capitalist.
Slayton, Bobby: Actocomedian who admits to seeing Epstein in West Palm Beach a few times over the years. Slayton says that “they weren’t friends,” although he once went to Epstein’s Manhattan mansion for coffee (https://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article234312632.html).
Smith Osborne: Not enough info.
Smith Peterson, Noona: Public relations officer and consultant who has worked for Tom Ford, Armani, Valentino, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, and Tod’s. She now has her own PR agency. In 2015, Forbes named her one of the 12 women who have changed Italian fashion (https://www.forbes.com/sites/declaneytan/2015/02/06/the-12-women-whove-changed-italian-fashion/#553827046f86). Noona is married to Enrico Erba, who is a client manager for Giorgio Armani.
Smith, James: Co-founder and CEO of Aegis Trust, an organization focused at stopping genocide in Rwanda. Aegis “enables students, professionals, decision-makers and a wider public to meet survivors and learn from their experiences” (https://www.aegistrust.org/what-we-do/).
Snyder, Maria: Model, designer, artist, and entrepreneur who has worked for the likes of Armani, Versace, Valentino, Calvin Klein, and Karl Lagerfield. Snyder attended a ‘Free the Slaves’ benefit in 2010 where she was photographed with hotelier Andre Balazs, who is mired in Epstein/Maxwell stink, and Brenda Schad, who appears just above (last name incorrectly spelled ‘Shad’).
Soames, Rupert & Milly: Rupert is a British businessman and CEO of Serco, a government contractor that provides health, transport, justice, immigration, defense, and citizen services. Soames and his company is heavily involved in many aspects of government (he is very close with former British Prime Minister David Cameron), and as such, has a huge impact on the public. For example, Serco has been contracted to work on a Coronavirus track-and-trace system for the United Kingdom National Health Service (NHS) (https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/jun/04/nhs-track-and-trace-system-not-expected-to-be-operating-fully-until-september-coronavirus). Soames’s family is very close with the Royal Family (https://www.popsugar.com/celebrity/photo-gallery/44913948/image/44914915/Camilla-Dunne-Honorable-Rupert-Soames-1988). Prince William served as a pageboy at Rupert and Camilla’s wedding in 1988. Soames is the grandson of Winston Churchill and his brother, Nicholas Soames, served as a British MP from 1983-2019. Nicholas has been accused of being sexist and making inappropriate remarks by several female MPs. Nicholas is also a very close friend of Prince Charles (https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/profile-charless-biggest-buddy-nicholas-soames-royalist-minister-for-food-1466703.html). Milly (Camilla) is Rupert’s wife and High Sheriff of Buckinghamshire. Milly is a Patron/Trustee for Pace Centre, a children’s charity dedicated to providing education for children with sensory motor disorders (https://thepacecentre.org/about-pace/mission-values-vision/), Heart of Bucks (https://heartofbucks.org/committees-patrons/), an all-purpose charity that divvies up money to many causes, several of which involve children (https://heartofbucks.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/hob-annual-report-2018-2019-web.pdf), Action4Youth (https://www.action4youth.org/trustees/), which “partners with government, schools, youth clubs, businesses, trusts and foundations, and others (https://www.action4youth.org/about-action4youth/vision-mission-values/). Camilla is also the daughter of Sir Thomas Raymond Dunne, who served as a Lord Lieutenant of Hereford and Worcester, Worcestershire, and Herefordshire. Her brother, Phillip, has been a British Conservative MP since 2005.
Sobrino, Esperanza: Director of Acquavella art gallery.
Solomon, Andrew: Writer for The New York Times, The New Yorker, and other publications. Member of Council on Foreign Relations where Epstein once served.
Soros Peter: Nephew of George Soros. Works as an investment banker. Soros’s name is circled in Epstein’s black book. It turns out that Epstein’s former house manager circled the names of all material witnesses before he died in 2014 (https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/07/jeffrey-epstein-black-book-nick-bryant).
Soros, Peter: Same as above.
Soto, Fernando de: Real estate consultant.
Soto, Jaime & Marina de: No info found.
South, Hamilton: Founder of HL Group, a large marketing firm. Former Chief Marketing Officer for Ralph Lauren. South was a good friend of Carolyn Besette Kennedy (wife of JFK Jr) before she died. He was also a good friend of Lee Radziwill, mother-in-law of Carole Radziwill, listed earlier in Epstein’s book (check out the letter ‘R’ thread), before Lee’s passing.
Souza, Carlos: Works in public relations for Valentino.
Spacey, Kevin: Famous actor who has been accused of sexual assault by actor Anthony Rapp and 14 others (https://www.usatoday.com/story/life/2017/11/07/kevin-spacey-scandal-complete-list-13-accusers/835739001/). He was on the infamous Epstein Africa flight with Clinton and Chris Tucker. Spacey also made this chilling video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZveA-NAIDI), which many think was a direct threat to the Royal Family. As a lot of you know, Spacey was close with the Royal Family and Ghislaine Maxwell. Just last month, a picture surfaced of Spacey and Ghislaine sitting on the British throne (https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/04/uk/maxwell-spacey-throne-gbr-intl/index.html).
Squire, Hugo: See Hugo Swire below.
St. Bris, Edward: International license manager at Pierre Cardin.
Stanburry, Caroline: Reality TV star from the show Ladies of London. Stanbury has also worked in public relations and as a stylist. Ex-girlfriend of Prince Andrew (after his divorce from the Duchess of York) and actor Hugh Grant.
Stark, Koo: Famous photographer who dated Prince Andrew for nearly two years in the early ‘80s. Stark eventually married (and divorced) Tim Jefferies, who was listed earlier in Epstein’s book (check the J-L thread). Stark went on to have a daughter with someone else. Prince Andrew is the godfather.
Starzewski Thomas: Famous British fashion designer whose clothes have been worn by the Royal Family.
Steenkamp, Chris: Not enough info. Possibly the artist responsible for these lovely drawings (https://www.instagram.com/christophersteenkamp.art/?hl=en), but I cannot confirm.
Steiner, Jeffrey: Not enough info. Probably the co-managing partner of MWE real estate group. I could be wrong, though.
Steinkampf, Chris & Nina: No info found.
Stengel, Andrew: Former director of acquisitions for Miramax. Former aide to Governor Mario Cuomo (father of Andrew and Chris).
Stengel, Rick & Mary: Richard is an editor, author, and government official (Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs) under Barack Obama. Richard is now a Senior Advisor at Snapchat and serves on the board of CARE, a charity that caters to women and children (https://care.org/about-us/leadership/richard-stengel/). Mary is his South African wife. Nelson Mandela was the godfather to their son, Gabriel.
Stern, Allison & Leonard: Allison (nee Maher) is a former model and TV producer. Her husband, Leonard, is a billionaire businessman involved in real estate. Leonard founded Homes for the Homeless, a charity that aims to help the financially disadvantaged. A large focus of the charity is children and youth (https://www.hfhnyc.org/). Leonard is also quite the heartless bastard. He announced that he was selling a Homes for the Homeless apartment building in midtown Manhattan, forcing its inhabitants to move out (https://thejewishvoice.com/2019/12/billionaires-nyc-homeless-facility-boots-out-elderly-tenants-before-holidays/). Just to show an example of how all these wealthy people truly do know each other, here is a link with pictures of Malcolm Forbes’s 70th birthday party in Morocco in 1989. Forbes flew out 800 guests (https://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/this-was-then-malcolm-forbes-70th-birthday-part-i/), including Leonard and Allison Stern, Robert Maxwell (Ghislaine’s father), Rupert Murdoch, Ronald Perelman, Barbara Walters, Robert and Blaine Trump, Diane von Furstenberg, King Constantine, Henry Kissinger, James Goldsmith, Hamish Bowles, Gianni Agnelli, Kay Graham, Elizabeth Taylor, Calvin Klein, Oscar de la Renta, Walter Cronkite, Ann Getty, Fran Lebowitz, and more. Not only are these people rich, famous, and powerful, but many of them also appear in Epstein’s black book.
Stevens Michael: Not enough info.
Stopford-Sackville, Charlie &: Charles works in finance and securities. Owner of Drayton House (https://www.northamptonshiresurprise.com/organisation/drayton/) in Northamptonshire, England. Married to Shona McKinney, who I am guessing is the name that got cut off in Epstein’s black book. Shona is a good friend of Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/columnists/article-317052/Marks-married-maiden.html, who is a key figure in this whole Jeffrey Epstein saga.
Stracher Kate: Kate is an artist who went to Oxford with Ghislaine, but claims that she hasn’t seen her since then. (https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1365733/How-Prince-Andrew-shared-room-Epsteins-Caribbean-hideaway-busty-blonde-claimed-brain-surgeon.html).
Sundlun, Stuart: Managing director of BMB Advisors, a private equity firm. Son of Governor Bruce Sundlun of Rhode Island (1991-1995). Stuart’s father also served as director of the National Security Education Board (NSEB) for four years under Clinton. Bruce is a great friend of Clinton right hand man (and multiple-time passenger on Epstein’s flight log), Ira Magaziner. Magaziner also appeared in Epstein’s black book (check out the ‘M’ thread for more info).
Sunley, Mr James & Amanda: James is CEO of Sunley Holdings, an investment company.
Sutherland, Harry: Likely refers to the investment banker who is Chairman of CrossInvest, an offshore corporate service company.
Svenlinson, Peter: Venture capitalist and founder of The Column Group. Served as Chairman for several pharmaceutical companies (Aragon, which was sold to Johnson & Johnson and Seragon, until it was solid to Genentech/Roche).
Swire, Sophie: English fashion entrepreneur who established a school for jewelers and gem-cutters in Afghanistan at Prince Charles’s request (https://adventurersclub.org/archives/calendanov2015.php). Co-founder of Learning for Life, an educational charity. She was a Trustee and Chairperson from 1995-2000. Learning for Life has established over 250 schools for girls in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India.
Swire, Hugo: Swire is a British Conservative Party politician who served as a Member of Parliament (MP) from 2001-2019. Son of Roger, director of Sotheby’s.
Swire, Jenny: Former Miss South Africa. Fashion director for Wedding Magazine and TV personality. Contributing editor for Tatler, a publication which has appeared more than ten times amongst Epstein’s contacts.
Swire, Mark: Involved in real estate.
Sykes, Lucy Ewen: Entrepreneur, fashion executive, and socialite. Fashion director of Marie Claire magazine. Former consultant for Ralph Lauren, T. J. Maxx, and Tommy Hilfiger. Good friend of nightclub guru Amy Sacco, who is one of the contacts listed earlier in this thread. Lucy and her husband attended a dinner for Prince Andrew at Epstein’s house in the early 2000s (https://www.thecut.com/2019/07/ghislaine-maxwell-the-socialite-on-jeffrey-epsteins-arm.html). Lucy’s husband, Euan Rellie, has been a friend of Ghislaine Maxwell’s for years.
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2020.08.01 11:15 stormebreaker After VERY long consideration, I have finally determined a Top 30 List

These are my top 30 favourite films of all time, not what I believe to be the 30 best movies of all time (that's a whole other list.) But yes, I had a lot of fun rewatching some of these and, in some cases, relive my childhood.
Number 30 - "About a Boy" (2003)
Director: The Weitz Brothers
I remember the first time I watched About a Boy was on TV with commercials every 25 minutes (and I hate that), but I was so hooked on this romantic comedy and what I believe to still be Hugh Grant's best acting performance to date.
Number 29 - "There Will Be Blood" (2007)
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
I mean TWBB is a bonafide masterpiece and is probably one of the best films ever made. If I had to choose my favourite thing about it, it would be Daniel Day-Lewis' relationship with everyone in his life (especially Paul Dano) and how he continually exploits them for his personal gain.
Number 28 - "Nocturnal Animals" (2016)
Director: Tom Ford
In my opinion one of the most underappreciated films of the 21st century. Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon and Aaron Taylor-Jones all should have won the Oscar that year. If you've never seen it, I adore you to check it out.
Number 27 - "Ratatouille" (2007)
Director: Brad Bird
One of my childhood movies. I always cried as a kid at the end, just because I didn't wanna leave the world.
Number 26 - "Citizen Kane" (1941)
Director: Orson Welles
I know, unpopular opinion (especially for those who went to film school), but Citizen Kane is just one of these movies I was always drawn to. Plus I love Orson Welles.
Number 25 - "Casino Royale" (2006)
Director: Martin Campbell
A Bond film had to get on here and Casino Royale is probably the best of the bunch. I think I watched most of the Bond movies with my mother and I cherish these memories. Can't wait to see No Time to Die with her.
Number 24 - "The Hurt Locker" (2009)
Director: Kathryn Bigelow
The Hurt Locker is special. I've heard that it's complete bullshit compared to actual military, but I love it nonetheless. Plus it has probably my favourite ending of any movie ever.
Number 23 - "Memento" (2000)
Director: Christopher Nolan
Another movie they like to show in film school. The execution of it is genius and the story really hits me everytime I see it. I don't care that it has a "gimmick".
Number 22 - "Birdman" (2014)
Director: Alejandro Gonzalez Iñaritu
Yeah I was blown away when I watched it. I've never seen anything like this before, plus I act myself so I know the feeling what Michael Keaton is going through in this movie.
Number 21 - "Apocalypse Now" (1979)
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
The first time I watched Apocalypse Now, I accidentaly watched the Redux, which was very overwhelming. I prefer the original 1979 cut.
Number 20 - "Cars" (2005)
Director: John Lasseter
Yeah Cars is weird, I'll give you that (why are there sidewalks?). Cars was my ultimate childhood movie, which I watched almost everyday. I can still pop it in and get some enjoyment and nostalgia out of it.
Number 19 - "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" (2004)
Director: Michael Gondry.
I cry every single time. I'm an emotional guy leave me alone. Both Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet were absolutely snubbed by the way.
Number 18 - "Alien" (1979)
Director: Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott can be very hit and miss, but Alien is without a doubt the best of the bunch. I've seen all the other Alien movies and I wished I skipped Alien Resurrection.
Number 17 - "Edward Scissorhands" (1990)
Director: Tim Burton
Such a beautiful movie. The one that put Johnny Depp on the mat. I was honestly kind of disturbed by it as a kid, but I still see it as a children's movie because its story is very "real", if you know what I mean.
Number 16 - "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" (2019)
Director: Quentin Tarantino
Unpopular opinion, I know. But this movie has everything I need out of a comedy, and the acting is phenomenal. The soundtrack is great too.
Number 15 - "2001: A Space Odyssey" (1968)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
It's perfect, what do you want me to say?
Number 14 - "Psycho" (1960)
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
This movie was my introduction to horror, which is now one of my favourite genres. Norman/Norma Bates is probably my favourite character ever.
Number 13 - "The Silence of the Lambs" (1991)
Another perfect movie. The first interrogation scene still gives me chills.
Number 12 - "Raging Bull" (1980)
Director: Martin Scorsese
To quote King Missile: HE MAKES THE BEST F*CKING MOVIES!
Number 11 - "No Country for Old Men" (2007)
Director: Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Oh, I love it so much. All the actors are great. It's also one of these movies where you would remove one scene, or rearrange a few scenes, it would ruin the whole movie.
Number 10 - "The Wolf of Wall Street" (2013)
Director: Martin Scorsese
It feels like Marty took everything he ever learned and put it in one movie to create his best movie to date.
Number 09 - "The Shining" (1980)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
The greatest horror movie of all time. Shelly Duvall gets way too much shit for her performance, I think she deserved the Oscar so damn much.
Number 08 - "Inglourious Basterds" (2009)
Director: Quentin Tarantino
I watched this at a drive in theatre a few weeks ago, one of the best cinema experiences I ever had. Also Christoph Waltz is peek acting.
Number 07 - "The Godfather" (1972)
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
It was either this or Part II, but I've gone with this, because without it Part II obviously wouldn't exist. And Marlon Brando's absence was felt in the sequel, even though Robert De Niro did a great job as well.
Number 06 - "The Prestige" (2006)
Director: Christopher Nolan
One of these movies where I'm mindblown everytime. I could literally watch it everyday.
Number 05 - "Lady Bird" (2017)
Director: Greta Gerwig
Lots of personal significance for me. The second best film of last decade.
Number 04 - "Dark Knight" (2008)
Director: Christopher Nolan
Greatness. Just greatness. RIP Heath Ledger.
Number 03 - "Fight Club" (1999)
Director: David Fincher
My ultimate go to movie when I want to watch something with my friends. I love to see the expressions on their faces when the twist happens.
Number 02 - "Parasite" (2019)
Director: Bong Joon-Ho
I was mezmerized the whole movie. The greatest movie of the 21st century so far. One of the greatest movies ever made, and it's more than just recency bias.
Numbee 01 - "The Shawshank Redemption" (1994)
Director: Frank Darabont
I know, boring choice, but it's true. I cry ever single time at the end. Everything about the movie is great. And the overall message of the film is the best anyway.
Get busy livin'... or get busy dyin'.
Thank you.
Sorry for robbing your and my time.
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2020.07.31 12:43 tombstoneshadows28 Full Turner Classic Movies (North American) Schedule for the Month of August, 2020. (All airtimes E.S.T.)

Saturday, August 01, 2020 (BARBARA STANWYCK day)
  1. (6:00 AM) (suspense) Gambling Lady (1934/66 m/Archie Mayo)
  2. (7:15 AM) (western) Annie Oakley (1935/90 m/George Stevens)
  3. (9:00 AM) (romance) B.F.'s Daughter (1948/108 m/Robert Z. Leonard)
  4. (11:00 AM) (suspense) Crime Of Passion (1957/86 m/Gerd Oswald)
  5. (12:30 PM) (western) The Moonlighter (1953/78 m/Roy Rowland)
  6. (2:00 PM) (drama) East Side, West Side (1949/108 m/Mervyn LeRoy)
  7. (4:00 PM) (suspense) The Two Mrs. Carrolls (1947/99 m/Peter Godfrey)
  8. (6:00 PM) (romance) Clash by Night (1952/105 m/Fritz Lang)
  9. (8:00 PM) (comedy) Ball of Fire (1941/112 m/Howard Hawks)
  10. (10:00 PM) (crime)Double Indemnity (1944/108 m/Billy Wilder)
  11. (12:00 AM) (drama) Meet John Doe (1941/123 m/Frank Capra)
  12. (2:15 AM) (suspense) The Mad Miss Manton (1938/80 m/Leigh Jason)
  13. (4:00 AM) (suspense) Lady of Burlesque (1943/90 m/William A. Wellman)
Sunday, August 02, 2020 (ROCK HUDSON day)
  1. (6:00 AM) (western) Winchester '73 (1950/92 m/Anthony Mann)
  2. (8:00 AM) (drama) Something Of Value (1957/113 m/Richard Brooks)
  3. (10:00 AM) (comedy) A Fine Pair (1969/89 m/Francesco Maselli)
  4. (12:00 PM) (drama) All That Heaven Allows (1955/89 m/Douglas Sirk)
  5. (1:45 PM) (premiere) The Golden Blade (1953/81 m/Nathan Juran)
  6. (3:15 PM) (drama) Written on the Wind (1957/99 m/Douglas Sirk)
  7. (5:15 PM) (adventure) Ice Station Zebra (1968/149 m/John Sturges)
  8. (8:00 PM) (comedy) Pillow Talk (1959/102 m/Michael Gordon)
  9. (10:00 PM) (drama) Magnificent Obsession (1954/108 m/Douglas Sirk)
  10. (12:00 AM) (drama) Giant (1956/201 m/George Stevens)
  11. (3:45 AM) (comedy) Pretty Maids All In A Row (1971/91 m/Roger Vadim)
Monday, August 03, 2020 (RITA HAYWORTH day)
  1. (6:00 AM) (western) Renegade Ranger (1938/59 m/David Howard)
  2. (7:15 AM) (comedy) Susan And God (1940/117 m/George Cukor)
  3. (9:15 AM) (comedy) Affectionately Yours (1941/88 m/Lloyd Bacon)
  4. (10:45 AM) (comedy) The Strawberry Blonde (1941/99 m/Raoul Walsh)
  5. (12:30 PM) (adventure) The Happy Thieves (1962/89 m/George Marshall)
  6. (2:15 PM) (musical) My Gal Sal (1942/104 m/Irving Cummings)
  7. (4:00 PM) (musical) Down to Earth (1947/101 m/Alexander Hall)
  8. (6:00 PM) (musical) Cover Girl (1944/107 m/Charles Vidor)
  9. (8:00 PM) (crime) The Lady From Shanghai (1948/87 m/Orson Welles)
  10. (10:00 PM) (suspense) Gilda (1946/110 m/Charles Vidor)
  11. (12:00 AM) (musical) Pal Joey (1957109 m/George Sidney)
  12. (2:00 AM) (musical) You Were Never Lovelier (1942/97 m/William A. Seiter)
  13. (4:00 AM) (western) The Wrath of God (1972/111 m/Ralph Nelson)
Tuesday, August 04, 2020 (S.Z. SAKALL day)
  1. (6:00 AM) (musical) It's A Date (1940/103 m/William A. Seiter)
  2. (7:45 AM) (musical) Cynthia (1947/98 m/Robert Z. Leonard)
  3. (9:30 AM) (western)San Antonio (1945/109 m/David Butler)
  4. (11:30 AM) (musical) Romance on the High Seas (1948/99 m/Michael Curtiz)
  5. (1:15 PM) (musical) Tea for Two (1950/98 m/David Butler)
  6. (3:00 PM) (musical) The Daughter of Rosie O'Grady (1950/105 m/David Butler)
  7. (4:45 PM) (drama) Embraceable You (1948/80 m/Felix Jacoves)
  8. (6:15 PM) (comedy) Never Say Goodbye (1946/94 m/James V. Kern)
  9. (8:00 PM) (musical) In the Good Old Summertime (1949/103 m/Robert Z. Leonard)
  10. (10:00 PM) (comedy) Christmas in Connecticut (1945/101 m/Peter Godfrey)
  11. (12:00 AM) (musical) Seven Sweethearts (1942/98 m/Frank Borzage)
  12. (2:00 AM) (musical) Lullaby of Broadway (1951/92 m/David Butler)
  13. (4:00 AM) (musical) The Student Prince (1954/107 m/Richard Thorpe)
Wednesday, August 05, 2020 (ANN MILLER day)
  1. (6:00 AM) (comedy) Room Service (1938/79 m/William A. Seiter)
  2. (7:45 AM) (comedy) You Can't Take It With You (1938/126 m/Frank Capra)
  3. (10:00 AM) (drama) Tarnished Angel (1938/67 m/Leslie Goodwins)
  4. (11:30 AM) (musical) Too Many Girls (1940/85 m/George Abbott)
  5. (1:15 PM) (premiere) Reveille with Beverly (1943/78 m/Charles Barton)
  6. (2:45 PM) (comedy) Watch the Birdie (1951/71 m/Jack Donohue)
  7. (4:15 PM) (comedy) The Great American Pastime (1957/89 m/Herman Hoffman)
  8. (5:45 PM) (musical) The Opposite Sex (1956/116 m/David Miller)
  9. (8:00 PM) (musical) Hit the Deck (1955/112 m/Roy Rowland)
  10. (10:00 PM) (musical) On the Town (1949/98 m//Gene Kelly)
  11. (12:00 AM) (musical) Kiss Me Kate (1953/110 m/George Sidney)
  12. (2:00 AM) (musical) Easter Parade (1948/103 m/Charles Walters)
  13. (4:00 AM) (musical) Small Town Girl (1953/93 m/Leslie Kardos)
Thursday, August 06, 2020 (BURT LANCASTER day)
  1. (6:00 AM) (western) Vengeance Valley (1951/83 m/Richard Thorpe)
  2. (7:30 AM) (drama) Jim Thorpe--All American (1951/105 m/Michael Curtiz)
  3. (9:30 AM) (adventure) The Flame and the Arrow (1950/88 m/Jacques Tourneur)
  4. (11:15 AM) (adventure) The Crimson Pirate (1952/104 m/Robert Siodmak)
  5. (1:15 PM) (crime) Brute Force (1947/98 m/Jules Dassin)
  6. (3:15 PM) (drama) Seven Days in May (1964/118 m/John Frankenheimer)
  7. (5:30 PM) (war) The Train (1964/133 m/John Frankenheimer)
  8. (8:00 PM) (drama) Elmer Gantry (1960/147 m/Richard Brooks)
  9. (10:45 PM) (drama) Birdman of Alcatraz (1962/149 m/John Frankenheimer)
  10. (1:30 AM) (drama) From Here to Eternity (1953/118 m/Fred Zinnemann)
  11. (3:45 AM) (drama) Atlantic City (1980/104 m/Louis Malle)
Friday, August 07, 2020 (SYLVIA SIDNEY day)
  1. (6:00 AM) (drama) One Third of a Nation (1939/76 m/Dudley Murphy)
  2. (7:30 AM) (drama) An American Tragedy (1931/95 m/Josef von Sternberg)
  3. (9:15 AM) (crime) City Streets (1931/83 m/Rouben Mamoulian)
  4. (11:15 AM) (drama) Street Scene (1931/79 m/King Vidor)
  5. (1:00 PM) (premiere) Mary Burns, Fugitive (1935/84 m/William K. Howard)
  6. (2:30 PM) (crime) You Only Live Once (1937/85 m/Fritz Lang)
  7. (4:15 PM) (crime) Dead End (1937/92 m/William Wyler)
  8. (6:00 PM) (drama) Fury (1936/92 m/Fritz Lang)
  9. (8:00 PM) (premiere) You And Me (1938/90 m/Fritz Lang)
  10. (9:45 PM) (premiere) Thirty Day Princess (1934/75 m/Marion Gering)
  11. (11:15 PM) (suspense) Sabotage (1936/77 m/Alfred Hitchcock)
  12. (12:45 AM) (drama) Les Misérables (1952/106 m/Lewis Milestone)
  13. (2:45 AM) (drama) Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (1973/88 m/Gilbert Cates)
  14. (4:30 AM) (drama) The Wagons Roll At Night (1941/84 m/Ray Enright)
Saturday, August 08, 2020 (CHARLIE CHAPLIN day)
  1. (6:00 AM) (silent) The Rounders (1914/11 m/Charles Chaplin)
  2. (6:15 AM) (silent) The Knockout (1914/27 m/Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle)
  3. (7:00 AM) (silent) The Pilgrim (1923/41 m/Charles Chaplin)
  4. (7:45 AM) (silent) A Dog's Life (1918/34 m/Charles Chaplin)
  5. (8:30 AM) (silent) The Kid (1921/53 m/Charles Chaplin)
  6. (9:30 AM) (silent) The Gold Rush (1925/89 m/Charlie Chaplin)
  7. (11:15 AM) (silent)The Circus (1928/72 m/Charles Chaplin)
  8. (12:45 PM) (comedy) Monsieur Verdoux (1947/124 m/Charles Chaplin)
  9. (3:00 PM) (romance) Limelight (1952/138 m/Charles Chaplin)
  10. (5:30 PM) (comedy) The Great Dictator (1940/125 m/Charles Chaplin)
  11. (8:00 PM) (silent) City Lights (1931/87 m/Charles Chaplin)
  12. (9:45 PM) (silent) Modern Times (1936/87 m/Charlie Chaplin)
  13. (11:30 PM) (comedy) A King in New York (1957/105 m/Charles Chaplin)
  14. (2:15 AM) (silent) Pay Day (1922/22 m/Charles Chaplin)
  15. (2:45 AM) (silent)Sunnyside (1919/30 m/Charles Chaplin)
  16. (3:30 AM) (silent) The Idle Class (1921/33 m/Charles Chaplin)
  17. (4:15 AM) (silent) Shoulder Arms (1918/38 m/Charles Chaplin)
  18. (5:00 AM) (silent) A Day's Pleasure (1919/18 m/Charles Chaplin)
  19. (5:30 AM) (comedy) Mabel's Married Life (1914/12 m/Mack Sennett)
Sunday, August 09, 2020 (GOLDIE HAWN day)
  1. (6:00 AM) (comedy) Protocol (1984/95 m/Herbert Ross)
  2. (8:00 AM) (romance) Swing Shift (1984/100 m/Jonathan Demme)
  3. (10:00 AM) (comedy) Best Friends (1982/109 m/Norman Jewison)
  4. (12:00 PM) (comedy) There's a Girl in My Soup (1970/96 m/Roy Boulting)
  5. (2:00 PM) (comedy) Cactus Flower (1969/104 m/Gene Saks)
  6. (4:00 PM) (drama) Butterflies Are Free (1972/109 m/Milton Katselas)
  7. (6:00 PM) (comedy) Seems Like Old Times (1980/102 m/Jay Sandrich)
  8. (8:00 PM) (crime) Foul Play (1978/116 m/Colin Higgins)
  9. (10:00 PM) (premiere) The First Wives Club (1996/105 m/Hugh Wilson)
  10. (12:00 AM) (comedy) Shampoo (1975/110 m/Hal Ashby)
  11. (2:00 AM) (crime) $ (Dollars) (1971/121 m/Richard Brooks)
  12. (4:15 AM) (premiere) Crisscross (1992/101 m/Chris Menges)
Monday, August 10, 2020 (NORMA SHEARER Day)
  1. (6:00 AM) (silent) The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927/106 m/Ernst Lubitsch)
  2. (8:00 AM) (romance) The Last of Mrs. Cheyney (1929/94 m/Sidney Franklin)
  3. (10:00 AM) (drama) A Free Soul (1931/94 m/Clarence Brown)
  4. (11:45 AM) (drama) The Divorcee (1930/82 m/Robert Z. Leonard)
  5. (1:15 PM) (epic) Marie Antoinette (1938/157 m/W. S. Van Dyke II)
  6. (4:00 PM) (romance) Romeo and Juliet (1937/125 m/George Cukor)
  7. (6:15 PM) (romance) Her Cardboard Lover (1942/93 m/George Cukor)
  8. (8:00 PM) (comedy) The Women (1939/133 m/George Cukor)
  9. (10:30 PM) (romance) Smilin' Through (1932/98 m/Sidney Franklin)
  10. (12:30 AM) (romance) The Barretts Of Wimpole Street (1934/110 m/Sidney Franklin)
  11. (2:30 AM) (comedy) Private Lives (1931/84 m/Sidney Franklin)
  12. (4:15 AM) (romance) We Were Dancing (1942/95 m/Robert Z. Leonard)
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 (SAMMY DAVIS, JR. day)
  1. (6:00 AM) (comedy) Pepe (1960/158 m/George Sidney)
  2. (9:00 AM) (crime) Johnny Cool (1963/102 m/William Asher)
  3. (11:00 AM) Rufus Jones For President (1933/21 m/Roy Mack)
  4. (11:30 AM) (comedy) One More Time (1970/93 m/Jerry Lewis)
  5. (1:30 PM) (drama) Convicts 4 (1962/106 m/Millard Kaufman)
  6. (3:30 PM) (musical) Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964/123 m/Gordon Douglas)
  7. (5:45 PM) (comedy) Ocean's 11 (1960/127 m/Lewis Milestone)
  8. (8:00 PM) (drama)Anna Lucasta (1958/97 m/Arnold Laven)
  9. (9:45 PM) (drama) A Man Called Adam (1966/104 m/Leo Penn)
  10. (11:30 PM) (musical) Sweet Charity (1969/148 m/Bob Fosse)
  11. (2:15 AM) (premiere) Tap (1989/110 m/Nick Castle Jr.)
  12. (4:15 AM) (comedy) Smorgasbord (1983/90 m/Jerry Lewis)
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 (LANA TURNER day)
  1. (6:00 AM) (comedy) Love Finds Andy Hardy (1938/91 m/George B. Seitz)
  2. (8:00 AM) (drama) Cass Timberlane (1947/119 m/George Sidney)
  3. (10:00 AM) (drama) A Life of Her Own (1950/108 m/George Cukor)
  4. (12:00 PM) (musical) The Merry Widow (1952/105 m/Curtis Bernhardt)
  5. (2:00 PM) (drama) Betrayed (1954/109 m/Gottfried Reinhardt)
  6. (4:00 PM) (drama) The Bad and the Beautiful (1952/118 m/Vincente Minnelli)
  7. (6:00 PM) (comedy) Bachelor in Paradise (1961/109 m/Jack Arnold)
  8. (8:00 PM) (drama) Peyton Place (1957/157 m/Mark Robson)
  9. (11:00 PM) (drama) Madame X (1966/100 m/David Lowell Rich)
  10. (1:00 AM) (crime) The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946/113 m/Tay Garnett)
  11. (3:00 AM) (romance) Latin Lovers (1953/104 m/Mervyn LeRoy)
  12. (4:45 AM) (romance) Two Girls On Broadway (1940/73 m/S. Sylvan Simon)
Thursday, August 13, 2020 (JOHN BARRYMORE day)
  1. (6:00 AM) (silent) Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1920/68 m/John S. Robertson)
  2. (7:15 AM) (silent) Don Juan (1926/112 m/Alan Crosland)
  3. (9:15 AM) (silent) When A Man Loves (1927/112 m/Alan Crosland)
  4. (11:15 AM) (drama) State's Attorney (1932/79 m/George Archainbaud)
  5. (12:45 PM) (drama) Rasputin and the Empress (1932/121 m/Richard Boleslavsky)
  6. (3:00 PM) (drama) Night Flight (1933/85 m/Clarence Brown)
  7. (4:30 PM) (suspense) Bulldog Drummond Comes Back (1937/59 m/Louis King)
  8. (5:45 PM) (musical) Maytime (1937/132 m/Robert Z. Leonard)
  9. (8:00 PM) (drama) Grand Hotel (1932/113 m/Edmund Goulding)
  10. (10:00 PM) (comedy) Dinner at Eight (1933/111 m/George Cukor)
  11. (12:00 AM) (premiere) Night Club Scandal (1937/70 m/Ralph Murphy)
  12. (1:30 AM) (comedy) Arsene Lupin (1932/84 m/Jack Conway)
  13. (3:00 AM) (horror) Svengali (1931/81 m/Archie Mayo)
  14. (4:30 AM) (comedy) The Great Man Votes (1939/72 m/Garson Kanin)
Friday, August 14, 2020 (STEVE McQUEEN day)
  1. (6:00 AM) (comedy) The Honeymoon Machine (1961/87 m/Richard Thorpe)
  2. (7:30 AM) (comedy) Soldier in the Rain (1963/87 m/Ralph Nelson)
  3. (9:00 AM) (drama) An Enemy of the People (1978/107 m/George Schaefer)
  4. (11:00 AM) (war) The Sand Pebbles (1966/179 m/Robert Wise)
  5. (2:00 PM) (crime) The Getaway (1972/123 m/Sam Peckinpah)
  6. (4:15 PM) (crime) Bullitt (1968/114 m/Peter Yates)
  7. (6:15 PM) (drama) The Cincinnati Kid (1965/103 m/Norman Jewison)
  8. (8:00 PM) (romance) The Thomas Crown Affair (1968/102 m/Norman Jewison)
  9. (10:00 PM) (war) The Great Escape (1963/172 m/John Sturges)
  10. (1:00 AM) (adventure) Papillon (1973/151 m/Franklin J. Schaffner)
  11. (3:45 AM) (war) Never So Few(1959/124 m/John Sturges)
Saturday, August 15, 2020 (NINA FOCH day)
  1. (6:00 AM) (musical) Fast Company (1953/68 m/John Sturges)
  2. (7:15 AM) (crime) Escape in the Fog (1945/63 m/Oscar Boetticher Jr.)
  3. (8:45 AM) (musical) Sombrero (1953/103 m/Norman Foster)
  4. (10:30 AM) (horror) Cry of the Werewolf (1944/63 m/Henry Levin)
  5. (12:00 PM) (crime) The Dark Past (1948/74 m/Rudolph Maté)
  6. (1:45 PM) (adventure) Scaramouche (1952/115 m/George Sidney)
  7. (4:00 PM) (romance) Cash McCall (1960/102 m//Joseph Pevney)
  8. (6:00 PM) (drama) Executive Suite (1954/105 m/Robert Wise)
  9. (8:00 PM) (musical) An American in Paris (1951/113 m/Vincente Minnelli)
  10. (10:15 PM) (suspense) My Name Is Julia Ross (1945/65 m/Joseph H. Lewis)
  11. (11:30 PM) (crime) Illegal (1955/88 m/Lewis Allen)
  12. (1:15 AM) (crime) The Undercover Man (1949/84 m/Joseph H. Lewis)
  13. (3:00 AM) (suspense) I Love A Mystery (1945/69 m/Henry Levin)
  14. (4:30 AM) (comedy) Young Man With Ideas (1952/85 m/Mitchell Leisen)
Sunday, August 16, 2020 (CARY GRANT day)
  1. (6:00 AM) (romance) Sylvia Scarlett (1935/95 m/George Cukor)
  2. (8:00 AM) (romance) Topper (1937/97 m/Norman Z. McLeod)
  3. (10:00 AM) (comedy) Bringing Up Baby (1938/102 m/Howard Hawks)
  4. (11:45 AM) (comedy) His Girl Friday (1940/92 m/Howard Hawks)
  5. (1:30 PM) (comedy) The Talk Of The Town (1942/117 m/George Stevens)
  6. (3:45 PM) (comedy) Arsenic and Old Lace (1944/118 m/Frank Capra)
  7. (6:00 PM) (comedy) Room For One More (1952/95 m/Norman Taurog)
  8. (8:00 PM) (suspense) To Catch A Thief (1955/106 m/Alfred Hitchcock)
  9. (10:00 PM) (suspense) Charade (1963/113 m/Stanley Donen)
  10. (12:15 AM) (comedy) Dream Wife (1953/99 m/Sidney Sheldon)
  11. (2:15 AM) (drama) Crisis (1950/96 m/Richard Brooks)
  12. (4:00 AM) (comedy) Once Upon a Honeymoon (1942/115 m/Leo McCarey)
Monday, August 17, 2020 (MAUREEN O'HARA day)
  1. (6:00 AM) (suspense) Jamaica Inn (1939/99 m/Alfred Hitchcock)
  2. (8:00 AM) (drama) A Woman's Secret (1949/85 m/Nicholas Ray)
  3. (10:00 AM) (suspense) The Fallen Sparrow (1943/94 m/Richard Wallace)
  4. (12:00 PM) (western) The Rare Breed (1966/97 m/Andrew V. McLaglen)
  5. (2:00 PM) (adventure) At Sword's Point (1951/81 m/Lewis Allen)
  6. (3:45 PM) (adventure) Sinbad the Sailor (1947/117 m/Richard Wallace)
  7. (6:00 PM) (adventure) The Wings of Eagles (1957/110 m/John Ford)
  8. (8:00 PM) (horror) The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939/117 m/William Dieterle)
  9. (10:15 PM) (comedy) Miracle on 34th Street (1947/96 m/George Seaton)
  10. (12:00 AM) (drama) This Land Is Mine (1943/103 m/Jean Renoir)
  11. (2:00 AM) (comedy) Sitting Pretty (1948/84 m/Walter Lang)
  12. (3:45 AM) (drama) Spencer's Mountain (1963/118 m/Delmer Daves)
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 (WARREN BEATTY day)
  1. (6:00 AM) (comedy) Promise Her Anything (1966/97 m/Arthur Hiller)
  2. (8:00 AM) (comedy) Kaleidoscope (1966/103 m/Jack Smight)
  3. (10:00 AM) (crime) Mickey One (1965/93 m/Arthur Penn)
  4. (12:00 PM) (drama) Lilith (1964/114 m/Robert Rossen)
  5. (2:00 PM) (drama) The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone (1961/104 m/José Quintero)
  6. (3:45 PM) (drama) Splendor in the Grass (1961/124 m/Elia Kazan)
  7. (6:00 PM) (crime) Bonnie and Clyde (1967/111 m/Arthur Penn)
  8. (8:00 PM) (epic) Reds (1981/195 m/Warren Beatty)
  9. (11:30 PM) (crime) Bugsy (1991/136 m/Barry Levinson)
  10. (2:00 AM) (western) McCabe & Mrs. Miller (1971/121 m/Robert Altman)
  11. (4:15 AM) (comedy) The Fortune (1975/88 m/Mike Nichols)
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 (DOLORES DEL RIO day)
  1. (6:00 AM) (silent) The Trail of '98 (1928/88 m/Clarence Brown)
  2. (7:45 AM) (suspense) What Price Glory (1926/121 m/Raoul Walsh)
  3. (10:00 AM) (musical) I Live For Love (1935/64 m/Busby Berkeley)
  4. (11:30 AM) (premiere) Devil's Playground (1937/73 m/Erle C. Kenton)
  5. (1:00 PM) (adventure) The Man From Dakota (1940/75 m/Leslie Fenton)
  6. (2:30 PM) (drama) Journey Into Fear (1942/68 m/Norman Foster)
  7. (4:00 PM) (drama) The Fugitive (1947/100 m/John Ford)
  8. (6:00 PM) (romance) More Than a Miracle (1967/103 m/Francesco Rosi)
  9. (8:00 PM) (adventure) Bird of Paradise (1932/82 m/King Vidor)
  10. (9:45 PM) (musical) In Caliente (1935/84 m/Lloyd Bacon)
  11. (11:30 PM) (musical) Flying Down To Rio (1933/89 m/Thornton Freeland)
  12. (1:15 AM) (drama) Madame Du Barry (1934/79 m/William Dieterle)
  13. (3:00 AM) (western) Cheyenne Autumn (1964/155 m/John Ford)
Thursday, August 20, 2020 (WILLIAM POWELL day)
  1. (6:00 AM) (romance) The Key (1934/71 m/Michael Curtiz)
  2. (7:30 AM) (suspense) The Kennel Murder Case (1933/73 m/Michael Curtiz)
  3. (9:00 AM) (musical) The Great Ziegfeld (1936/176 m/Robert Z. Leonard)
  4. (12:00 PM) (suspense) The Thin Man (1934/91 m/W. S. Van Dyke II)
  5. (2:00 PM) (suspense) Another Thin Man (1939/103 m/W. S. Van Dyke II)
  6. (4:00 PM) (comedy) I Love You Again (1940/99 m/W. S. Van Dyke II)
  7. (6:00 PM) (comedy) Libeled Lady (1936/98 m/Jack Conway)
  8. (8:00 PM) (premiere) The Senator Was Indiscreet (1947/81 m/George S. Kaufman)
  9. (9:45 PM) (comedy) Life with Father (1947/118 m/Michael Curtiz)
  10. (12:00 AM) (drama) One Way Passage (1932/67 m/Tay Garnett)
  11. (1:30 AM) (romance) Jewel Robbery (1932/68 m /William Dieterle)
  12. (3:00 AM) (romance) Reckless (1935/97 m/Victor Fleming)
  13. (4:45 AM) (comedy) High Pressure (1932/73 m/Mervyn LeRoy)
Friday, August 21, 2020 (DIANA DORS day)
  1. (6:00 AM) (crime) Good Time Girl (1948/91 m/David MacDonald)
  2. (7:45 AM) (drama) Oliver Twist (1948/116 m/David Lean)
  3. (9:45 AM) (comedy) Here Come the Huggetts (1948/93 m/Ken Annakin)
  4. (11:30 AM) (crime) Man Bait (1952/78 m/Terence Fisher)
  5. (1:00 PM) (comedy) An Alligator Named Daisy (1957/88 m/J. Lee Thompson)
  6. (2:30 PM) (comedy) I Married a Woman (1958/84 m/Hal Kanter)
  7. (4:15 PM) (crime) King of the Roaring 20s: The Story of Arnold Rothstein (1961/106 m/Joseph M. Newman)
  8. (6:15 PM) (premiere) Danger Route (1967/89 m/Seth Holt)
  9. (8:00 PM) (crime) The Long Haul (1957/88 m/Ken Hughes)
  10. (10:00 PM) (premiere) The Weak and the Wicked (1954/81 m/J. Lee-Thompson)
  11. (12:00 AM) (crime) The Unholy Wife (1957/94 m/John Farrow)
  12. (2:00 AM) (horror) From Beyond the Grave (1973/98 m/Kevin Connor)
  13. (4:00 AM) (comedy) As Long As They're Happy (1957/87 m/J. Lee Thompson)
Saturday, August 22, 2020 (JOHN WAYNE day)
  1. (6:00 AM) (western) The Big Stampede (1932/54 m/Tenny Wright)
  2. (7:00 AM) (western) The Telegraph Trail (1933/54 m/Tenny Wright)
  3. (8:00 AM) (war) Flying Leathernecks (1951/102 m/Nicholas Ray)
  4. (10:00 AM) (comedy) Trouble Along the Way (1953/110 m/Michael Curtiz)
  5. (12:00 PM) (western) Angel And The Badman (1947/100 m/James Ed(war)d Grant)
  6. (2:00 PM) (western) 3 Godfathers (1949/106 m/John Ford)
  7. (4:00 PM) (western) Stagecoach (1939/96 m/John Ford)
  8. (5:45 PM) (western) Fort Apache (1948/128 m/John Ford)
  9. (8:00 PM) (western) The Searchers (1956/119 m/John Ford)
  10. (10:15 PM) (war) Operation Pacific (1951/109 m//George Waggner)
  11. (12:15 AM) (war) Back to Bataan (1945/95 m/Edward Dmytryk)
  12. (2:00 AM) (adventure) The Comancheros (1961/107 m/Michael Curtiz)
  13. (4:00 AM) (suspense) Big Jim McLain (1952/90 m/Edward Ludwig)
Sunday, August 23, 2020 (OLIVIA de HAVILLAND day)
  1. (6:00 AM) (comedy) The Male Animal (1942/101 m/Elliott Nugent)
  2. (8:00 AM) (comedy) Princess O'Rourke (1943/94 m/Norman Krasna)
  3. (10:00 AM) (drama) Light in the Piazza (drama/1962/102 m/Guy Green)
  4. (12:00 AM) (drama) In This Our Life (1942/97 m/John Huston)
  5. (1:45 PM) (adventure) Captain Blood (1935/119 m/Michael Curtiz)
  6. (4:00 PM) (western) Dodge City (1939/104 m/Michael Curtiz)
  7. (6:00 PM) (adventure) The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938/102 m/Michael Curtiz)
  8. (8:00 PM) (epic) Gone With the Wind (1939/238 m/Victor Fleming)
  9. (12:00 AM) (drama) The Heiress (1949/115 m/William Wyler)
  10. (2:15 AM) (drama) To Each His Own (1946/122 m/Mitchell Leisen)
  11. (4:30 AM) (comedy) Hard to Get (1938/82 m/Ray Enright)
Monday, August 24, 2020 (GEORGE RAFT day)
  1. (6:00 AM) (drama) Manpower (1941/103 m/Raoul Walsh)
  2. (8:00 AM) (suspense) Background To Danger (1943/80 m/Raoul Walsh)
  3. (9:30 AM) (suspense) Johnny Angel (1946/79 m/Edwin L. Marin)
  4. (11:00 AM) (crime) Race Street (1948/79 m//Edwin L. Marin)
  5. (12:30 PM) (adventure) Outpost in Morocco (1949/91 m/Robert Florey)
  6. (2:30 PM) (crime) Red Light (1949/83 m//Roy Del Ruth)
  7. (4:15 PM) (crime) A Dangerous Profession (1950/79 m/Ted Tetzlaff)
  8. (5:45 PM) (comedy) Some Like It Hot (1959/122 m/Billy Wilder)
  9. (8:00 PM) (drama) They Drive by Night (1940/95 m/Raoul Walsh)
  10. (10:00 PM) (crime) Each Dawn I Die (1939/92 m/William Keighley)
  11. (11:45 PM) (suspense) Nocturne (1946/87 m/Edwin L. Marin)
  12. (1:30 AM) (premiere) Loan Shark (1952/79 m/Seymour Friedman)
  13. (3:00 AM) (premiere) I'll Get You (1953/78 m/Seymour Friedman)
  14. (4:30 AM) (adventure) Invisible Stripes (1940/81 m/Lloyd Bacon)
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 (ANNE SHIRLEY day)
  1. (6:00 AM) (drama) Chasing Yesterday (1935/77 m/George Nicholls Jr.)
  2. (7:30 AM) (drama) A Man to Remember (1938/78 m/Garson Kanin)
  3. (9:00 AM) (comedy) Chatterbox (1936/68 m/George Nicholls Jr.)
  4. (10:15 AM) (romance) M'liss (1936/66 m/George Nicholls Jr.)
  5. (11:30 AM) (comedy) Make Way for a Lady (1936/65 m/David Burton)
  6. (1:00 PM) (comedy) Too Many Wives (1937/61 m/Ben Holmes)
  7. (2:15 PM) (drama) Mother Carey's Chickens (1938/82 m/Rowland V. Lee)
  8. (3:45 PM) (drama) Sorority House (1939/64 m/John Farrow)
  9. (5:00 PM) (drama) Unexpected Uncle (1941/67 m/Peter Godfrey)
  10. (6:15 PM) (adventure) Bombardier (1943/99 m/Richard Wallace)
  11. (8:00 PM) (drama) Anne of Green Gables (1934/78 m/George Nicholls Jr.)
  12. (9:30 PM) (premiere) Steamboat Round the Bend (1935/96 m/John Ford)
  13. (11:00 PM) (drama) Stella Dallas (1937/106 m/King Vidor)
  14. (1:00 AM) (suspense) Murder, My Sweet (1944/95 m/Edward Dmytryk)
  15. (2:45 AM) (drama) Saturday's Children (1940/102 m/Vincent Sherman)
  16. (4:30 AM) (musical) Music in Manhattan (1944/81 m/John H. Auer)
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 (LAURENCE OLIVIER day)
  1. (6:00 AM) (romance) Westward Passage (1932/73 m/Robert Milton)
  2. (7:15 AM) (comedy) The Divorce Of Lady X (1938/91 m/Tim Whelan)
  3. (9:00 AM) (romance) 21 Days (1940/75 m/Basil Dean)
  4. (10:30 AM) (romance) That Hamilton Woman (1941/125 m/Alexander Korda)
  5. (12:45 PM) (romance) Pride and Prejudice (1940/118 m/Robert Z. Leonard)
  6. (2:45 PM) (epic) Henry V (1944/137 m/Laurence Olivier)
  7. (5:15 PM) (drama) Hamlet (1948/154 m/Laurence Olivier)
  8. (8:00 PM) (romance) Wuthering Heights (1939/104 m/William Wyler)
  9. (10:00 PM) (romance) A Little Romance (1979/110 m/George Roy Hill)
  10. (12:00 AM) (drama) The Entertainer (1960/104 m/Tony Richardson)
  11. (2:00 AM) (comedy) The Prince and the Showgirl (1957/117 m/Laurence Olivier)
  12. (4:00 AM) (musical) The Beggar's Opera (1953/94 m/Peter Brook)
Thursday, August 27, 2020 (CLAUDETTE COLBERT day)
  1. (6:00 AM) (romance) Parrish (1961/138 m/Delmer Daves)
  2. (8:30 AM) (drama) The Secret Heart (1946/97 m/Robert Z. Leonard)
  3. (10:30 AM) (suspense) The Secret Fury (1950/86 m/Mel Ferrer)
  4. (12:15 PM) (comedy) It's a Wonderful World (1939/86 m/W. S. Van Dyke II)
  5. (2:00 PM) (comedy) Without Reservations (1946/101 m/Mervyn LeRoy)
  6. (4:00 PM) (war) Three Came Home (1950/105 m/Jean Negulesco)
  7. (6:00 PM) (drama) Tomorrow Is Forever (1946/104 m/Irving Pichel)
  8. (8:00 PM) (comedy) It Happened One Night (1934/105 m/Frank Capra)
  9. (10:00 PM) (comedy) The Egg And I (1947/108 m/Chester Erskine)
  10. (12:00 AM) (comedy) The Palm Beach Story (1942/88 m/Preston Sturges)
  11. (1:45 AM) (adventure) Drums Along the Mohawk (1939/104 m//John Ford)
  12. (3:45 AM) (adventure) Boom Town (1940/119 m/Jack Conway)
Friday, August 28, 2020 (PAUL HENREID day)
  1. (6:00 AM) (war) Joan of Paris (1942/91 m/Robert Stevenson)
  2. (8:00 AM) (drama) Deception (1946/112 m/Irving Rapper)
  3. (10:00 AM) (western) Song of Love (1947/118 m/Clarence Brown)
  4. (12:15 PM) (crime) Hollow Triumph (1948/82 m/Steve Sekely)
  5. (2:00 PM) (drama) In Our Time (1944/111 m/Vincent Sherman)
  6. (4:00 PM) (drama) Between Two Worlds (1944/112 m/Edward A. Blatt)
  7. (6:00 PM) (drama) Of Human Bondage (1946/106 m/Edmund Goulding)
  8. (8:00 PM) (romance) Now, Voyager (1942/117 m/Irving Rapper)
  9. (10:15 PM) (premiere) For Men Only (1951/93 m/Paul Henreid)
  10. (12:00 AM) (romance) Casablanca (1942/103 m/Michael Curtiz)
  11. (2:00 AM) (adventure) The Spanish Main (1945/101 m/Frank Borzage)
  12. (4:00 AM) (adventure) The Conspirators (1944/101 m/Jean Negulesco)
Saturday, August 29, 2020 (EVA MARIE SAINT day)
  1. (6:00 AM) (romance) The Sandpiper (1965/117 m/Vincente Minnelli)
  2. (8:00 AM) (documentary) Eva Marie Saint: Live From the TCM Classic Film Festival (2014/59 m/?)
  3. (9:00 AM) (war) 36 Hours (1964/115 m/George Seaton)
  4. (11:00 AM) (adventure) Grand Prix (1966/176 m/John Frankenheimer)
  5. (2:00 PM) (drama) All Fall Down (1962/110 m/John Frankenheimer)
  6. (4:00 PM) (western) The Stalking Moon (1968/109 m/Robert Mulligan)
  7. (6:00 PM) (drama) On the Waterfront (1954/108 m//Elia Kazan)
  8. (8:00 PM) (suspense) North by Northwest (1959/136 m/Alfred Hitchcock)
  9. (10:30 PM) (drama) A Hatful of Rain (1957/108 m/Fred Zinnemann)
  10. (12:30 AM) (drama) Raintree County (1957/166 m/Edward Dmytryk)
  11. (3:45 AM) (drama) Loving (1970/89 m/Irvin Kershner)
Sunday, August 30, 2020 (CHARLTON HESTON day)
  1. (6:00 AM) (suspense) Skyjacked (1972/101 m/John Guillermin)
  2. (7:45 AM) (adventure) The Wreck of the Mary Deare (1959/105 m/Michael Anderson)
  3. (9:30 AM) (horror) The Omega Man (1971/98 m/Boris Sagal)
  4. (11:15 AM) (adventure) The Three Musketeers (1973/107 m/Richard Lester)
  5. (1:15 PM) (epic) 55 Days at Peking (1963/154 m/Nicholas Ray)
  6. (4:00 PM) (epic) Ben-Hur (1959/222 m/William Wyler)
  7. (8:00 PM) (crime) Touch of Evil (1958/111 m/Orson Welles)
  8. (10:00 PM) (epic) Khartoum (1966/136 m/Basil Dearden)
  9. (12:15 AM) (adventure) Planet of the Apes (1968/112 m/Franklin J. Schaffner)
  10. (2:15 AM) (horror) Soylent Green (1973/97 m/Richard O. Fleischer)
  11. (4:00 AM) (drama) Number One (1969/105 m/Tom Gries)
Monday, August 31, 2020 (ALAIN DELON day)
  1. (6:00 AM) (romance) The Yellow Rolls-Royce (1964/123 m/Anthony Asquith)
  2. (8:05 AM) (suspense) Scorpio (1973/114 m/Michael Winner)
  3. (10:00 AM) (horror) Spirits of the Dead (1968/121 m/Roger Vadim)
  4. (12:15 PM) (drama) Once A Thief (1965/106 m/Ralph Nelson)
  5. (2:15 PM) (western) Red Sun (1971/115 m/Terence Young)
  6. (4:15 PM) (drama) Have I the Right to Kill (1963/102 m/Alain Cavalier)
  7. (6:00 PM) (crime) Purple Noon (1961/117 m/René Clément)
  8. (8:00 PM) (drama) Rocco and His Brothers (1960/179 m/Luchino Visconti)
  9. (11:15 PM) (premiere) Le Samourai (1967/105 m/Jean-Pierre Melville)
  10. (1:15 AM) (drama) L'Eclisse (1962/126 m/Michelangelo Antonioni)
  11. (3:30 AM) (western) Lost Command (1966/130 m//Mark Robson)
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2020.07.30 17:30 Connectis-Group What is the need for Vulnerability assessment for securing your business?

Need for Vulnerability assessment
The vulnerability can be a key ingredient in a great romantic movie, but it is a recipe for horror when it exists in business systems.
Movie romances may or may not be one of your favorite kinds of entertainment. At some point, though, all of us have probably sat through at least one film where a character in a potential relationship risks wrecking things because he or she can’t be “vulnerable” enough with the wannabe crush. In some pivotal scene, a friend pulls the person aside and says something like, “You’ve gotta open up. You’ve gotta be more vulnerable.” The character does this and the object of affection is hopelessly smitten. Cue the violins as the happy ending ensues.
If they made a movie about your business, no one would EVER say this. When it comes to finding and eradicating weaknesses in your information technology systems, it’s all about John Wayne—there’s no room for Hugh Grant. You can’t sit back and assume your systems are protected enough. The best way to guard against vulnerability is to constantly seek it out and eradicate it. That’s the purpose of a vulnerability assessment, and there are 5 reasons why this test is one of the most important ones your business will ever take.
Identify vulnerabilities in the perimeter systems that protect your network: Periodic scanning of your network identifies vulnerabilities in the critical systems that protect against outside threats. Not only do you need to test against the latest hacker strategies, you also need to verify that everything is up to date. Vendors frequently release patches, updates and firmware upgrades specifically to remediate newly identified security vulnerabilities. A regular scan of your internal and external network systems helps to confirm that they are current for the most recent changes.
Verify that change management processes are keeping pace with security: Vulnerability scans confirm that your company’s change management processes haven’t missed any critical patches. The harder you work at modifying your system to maximize operational efficiency and ease of use, the harder It becomes to keep up with changes from your IT vendors.
Check system configuration: Vulnerability scanning can also help identify improperly configured systems that leave a network vulnerable. We all count on our IT departments to implement new systems in a secure manner. Sometimes, it helps to have a fresh set of eyes look at the system top to bottom, the forest AND the trees, to help support your team and guard against mistakes when configuring and deploying new hardware and software.
Validate the actions of third-party IT managed-service providers: Everybody wants to believe that IT managed-service providers deliver the level of support they’ve promised. How can you be sure they are maintaining your systems as agreed in your contracts? If things are going smoothly, it’s easy to fall into the trap of “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” The problem is, if your system is vulnerable, things could run smoothly until someone finds the vulnerability and exploits it. Without testing, it could be “broke” and you just don’t know it yet. An independent assessment is often a great way to check if service levels are being achieved and systems are protected in the manner described in the contract.
Providing customers with assurance: Businesses and consumers are becoming increasingly aware of the importance of data protection. They demand a high degree of vigilance and risk awareness from their suppliers when it comes to cybersecurity. We’ve reached a point where some contracts can be won or lost based on your ability to protect customer information. Whether your business serves the consuming public or other businesses, a strong cybersecurity program that includes periodic vulnerability assessments
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2020.07.30 00:21 HonestMission An LGBTQ culture and media starter pack (not a question; LONG list of recommendations)

Hi! I've recently noticed that there has been several posts from gaybros who seem to feel really disconnected from and disengaged with the LGBTQ community. That's understandable, especially when these uncertain times mean that most people aren't in a good frame of mind or at their best.
Seeing that we're all socially distancing, and perhaps still under some form of lockdown, I thought that it would be a good idea to post a (warning: LONG) reading/watching/listening list, given that some of us have plenty of spare time on our hands. I hope that you enjoy discovering something new!
I love many items, and care a lot less for others, but I've tried to approach this objectively. Some music suggestions, btw, aren't by LGBTQ artists, but all of them have appealed varyingly to our community. I've also omitted the really obvious stuff, such as Brokeback Mountain, Madonna and Will & Grace etc.
Feel free to contribute and add your own favourites! A special thanks goes to my good friend, u/Manor4548, for getting the ball rolling with his excellent suggestions. Also, if our excellent mods feel that this post in inappropriate, I'm more than happy to remove it. Please take care and stay safe!
Books
Giovanni's Room by James Baldwin (1956) - intelligent and thoughtful novel from a black gay writer, whose seminal work is currently more important than ever
Quatrefoil: A Modern Novel by James BarJames Fugaté (1950) - ground-breaking romance novel about two men who ultimately reach of point of self-confidence and acceptance
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel (2006) - lesbian-themed graphic memoir
Senses series by Andrew Grey (2012-2016) - frothy and sentimental yet endearing and engaging romance novels about disabled gay men
Outskirts: Living Life On The Edge by John Grindrod (2017) - part history of the green belt and part memoir of growing up in the British countryside as a gay youngster
Maurice by EM Forster (1971) - posthumously published novel, from the author of Howard's End, which was originally written between 1913 and 1914
The Swimming Pool Library (1988), The Spell (1998) and The Line Of Beauty (2004) by Alan Hollingworth - accomplished and boundary-pushing novelist who explores British gay socio-culture
Tigers & Devils series by Sean Kennedy (2009-2019) - idealistic yet thoroughly likeable romance novels about a charmingly misanthropic movie festival director and a kind yet closeted Australian footballer
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway (1926) - accidentally queer novel that concerns toxic masculinity; this Literary Hub article provides an excellent introduction to the unintentional queerness of Hemingway's work
Trans: A Memoir by Juliet Jacques (2015) - a British memoir about gender transition, with some thoughtful reflections on trans politics
Insignificant Others by Stephen McCauley (2010) - fun and smart "slice of life" novel about a 50-something gay man
Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston (2019) - playful teen romcom about a bisexual First Son who develops feelings for an English prince
The Last Romeo by Justin Myers (2018) - 30-something Bridget Jones-esque comedy of errors romance about a gay British web journalist who starts a dating blog
The Charioteer by Mary Renault (1953) - cerebral, moving and ultimately positive historical novel, set in a military hospital during World War II, which has prominent themes of repression and self-discovery
A Natural by Ross Raisin (2017) - subtle British novel about a closeted and introverted soccer player
Coming Out To Play by Robbie Rogers with Eric Marcus (2014) - if you love soccer and prefer non-fiction, however, then you might like this memoir from the first openly gay MLS player
Naked by David Sedaris (1997) - a collection of 40-something autobiographical essays from a gay humourist
Real Life by Brandon Taylor (2020) - gay-themed campus novel where a black doctoral student comes of age in a midwestern town
Out Of The Woods by Luke Turner (2019) - frank, intimate and sexually explicit British memoir that deals with bisexuality, religion, sexual abuse, outdoor sex, internalised homophobia and binary labels
Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu (2013-2020) - hilarious webcomic about an adorkable gay figure skater, who loves baking and joins his college's ice hockey team-cum-fraternity
Upside Down by NR Walker (2019) - Australian comedy romance involving two homoromantic asexuals
The Less Than Epic Adventures Of TJ & Amal by EK Weaver (2009-2014) - webcomic where a gay slacker comes out and goes on a road trip
Movies & TV
Banana Fish (2018) - anime TV series, based on a magna from the '80s, with a gay male co-protagonist
Beautiful Thing (1996) - idealistic yet 100% charming and pandemic-friendly coming out teen romance, which oozes summery cinematography in one of London's brutalist council estates; Jonathan Harvey later wrote the BBC sitcoms Gimme Gimme Gimme (1999-2001) and Beautiful People (2008-2009)
BPM (2017) - charismatic and moving French drama about HIV-AIDS activism in the early '90s
Bob & Rose (2001) - acclaimed yet short-lived British comedy-drama series, from the creator of Queer As Folk, about an openly gay male school teacher who starts a relationship with a woman
Boy Meets Girl (2015-2016) - realistic enough yet very slight BBC sitcom about a 26-year-old man who falls in love with a 40-year-old trans woman
The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (2000) - likeable, peppy, relatable, upbeat and generally unproblematic "slice of life" movie, about a gay friendship group, from the director of the problematic and overrated Love, Simon; co-stars John Mahoney, Dean Cain and a young Zach Braff
Dead Poets Society (1989) and School Ties (1992) - deeply homoerotic prep school movies
Edge Of Seventeen (1998) - arguably the most realistic coming out movie ever made, although the emphasis is firmly on the "coming of age" side of things
End Of The Century (2019) - 30-something Argentine holiday romance, which is heavily inspired by Before Sunrise and set in Barcelona
Happy Endings (2011-2013) - underrated 20-something American sitcom, with a loveable co-protagonist that's undoubtedly a beacub
Gaycation (2016-2017) - global travel documentary series, co-presented by Ellen Page, which has an LGBTQ slant
Grandma's House (2010-2012) - naturalistic BBC sitcom about a gay son and his Jewish family
Jeffrey (1995) - subversive AIDS-themed romantic comedy which, despite an outstanding supporting performance from Patrick Stewart that really should have garnered an Oscar nomination, is flawed and an acquired taste
Latter Days (2003) and The Falls (2012) - ultra low-budget romantic dramas about gay Mormons, but ultimately more pandemic-friendly than the conversion therapy drama Boy Erased (2018)
Longtime Companion (1989) and The Normal Heart (2014) - emotional and touching dramas about the HIV-AIDS crisis in NYC; Matt Bomer and Jim Parsons' performances in the latter merit special praise
Love Is Strange (2014) - 60-something romantic drama about discrimination and family, starring John Lithgow and Alfred Molina
Love, Valour, Compassion (1997) - melodramatic comedy-drama about a 40-something gay friendship group, although this one is a bitchier and snarkier watch than The Broken Hearts Club; features a star turn from Jason Alexander as a dying HIV-AIDS patient
Maurice (1987) - excellent period drama adaptation of EM Forster's novel; co-stars a young Hugh Grant
A Moment In The Reeds (2017) - romantic drama where a Finnish man bonds with a Syrian asylum seeker at a lakehouse
My Beautiful Laundrette (1985) - pioneering British comedy-drama that critiques racism and Thatcherism, among other things, with a prominent gay subplot; co-stars a young Daniel Day-Lewis
My Own Private Idaho (1991) - surreal road trip drama, partially based on Shakespeare's Henry IV and Henry V, about street hustlers; directed by Gus Van Sant, and starring Keanu Reeves and River Phoenix
Mysterious Skin (2004) - dark, difficult and uncompromising independent drama about the effect of historic sexual abuse on a gay teenage hustler; stars a young Joseph Gordon-Levitt
1985 (2018) - excellent monochrome drama about a closeted and dying man with HIV-AIDS, who is trying to come out to his conservative and suburban family at Christmas
Ocean Waves (1993) - underrated and accidentally queer TV movie from Studio Ghibli; if you don't mind spoilers, then this YouTube video comprehensively explains why Ocean Waves is accidentally queer
Open To Question: Justin Fashanu (1992) - Justin Fashanu, the first openly gay professional soccer player and first black player to command a £1m transfer fee, is interviewed on a Q&A programme for young people; it has been archived online by the BBC as an important historical document
Outland (2012) and Please Like Me (2013-2016) - two Australian comedy series; the former is about five members of an LGBTQ sci-fi club and the latter is about a newly out millennial slacker (which co-stars Pippa from Home & Away!)
Pain & Glory (2019) - Pedro Almodóvar's most recent and arguably most accomplished movie
Paris Is Burning (1990) - important long-form BIPOC/BAME documentary about NYC ballroom culture
Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert (1994) - inspired road trip comedy about three Australian drag queens
Queer Britain (2017) - excellent BBC youth documentary series about LGBTQ issues in Britain, with episodes dedicated to religion, body image, homelessness, racism, porn, and queer identity
Self-Portrait in 23 Rounds: A Chapter In David Wojnarowicz's Life, 1989-1991 (2018) and Keith Haring: Street Art Boy (2020) - long-form documentaries about two iconic gay artists, who died from HIV
Shelter (2007) - cute yet slight low-budget drama about gay self-discovery in the American suburbs
Sum Of Us (1994) - thoroughly affable Australian comedy-drama about a gay son and his accepting father; co-stars a young and pre-fame Russell Crowe
Tales Of The City series (1993, 1998, 2001, 2019) - TV adaptation of seminal gay novel and its sequels
A Taste of Honey (1961) - monochrome kitchen sink dramedy, with a gay male supporting character, which is set in Manchester
Tofu (2015) - short-form web documentary series, from the creator of Queer As Folk, which explores modern attitudes towards sex, with a heavy emphasis on the LGBTQ side of it
Trick (1999) - please take this idealistic overnight romance with a pinch of salt - even if it realistically tackles internalised homophobia in a way that Love, Simon never managed to do - but this superb dramedy is still one of the best and most pandemic-friendly gay movies
The Outs (2012-2013, 2016) - largely realistic and utterly charming web drama about gay adulting in NYC, with a peerless soundtrack; I low-key stan the loveable Jack and Scruffy
Verbotene Liebe (2007-2013) - surprisingly good supercouple plot from a German soap opera, involving a bisexual amateur boxer turned horse trainer, Christian, and his boyfriend/husband, Oliver
The Way He Looks (2014) - cute Brazilian teen romance about blindness and self-discovery
The Wedding Banquet (1993) - Oscar-nominated romantic comedy from China, directed by Ang Lee
Weekend (2011) - minimalist and naturalistic weekend romance, set in the outskirts of Nottingham
Wild Reeds (1994) - Cannes-nominated sexual awakening teen drama, set in early '60s France
Music
Little Earthquakes by Tori Amos (1992) - a very strong introduction to eccentric yet loveable piano-led college pop-rock
Northern Star by Melanie C (1999) - British equivalent of Madonna's seminal Ray Of Light (1998)
Blue Bell Knoll (1988) and Heaven Or Las Vegas (1990) by Cocteau Twins - pioneering ambient dream-pop, which are perhaps the ideal albums for jerk-off sessions and physical intimacy
Doppelgänger by Curve (1992) - a gothic, melodramatic and moody fusion of shoegaze and industrial electronica; fans of Garbage will LOVE this album
No Angel by Dido (1999) - another album that's ideal for masturbation and sex
Disgraceful by Dubstar (1995) - slightly out of time, albeit still excellent, synth-pop from the mid '90s
Chorus by Erasure (1991) - analogue-based synth-pop; will interest those into video game soundtracks, given that it practically sounds like music from Amiga titles at various points
Amplified Heart by Everything But The Girl (1994) - eloquent fusion of acoustic folk-pop and electronica; Tracey Thorn's Record (2018) further consolidated her appeal to the LGBTQ community
Sue (1989) and Ray (1991) by Frazier Chorus - arty and gentle woodwind-based synth-pop that also has the bitchiest and most subversive lyrics imaginable
Chemistry by Girls Aloud (2005) and Emotion by Carly Rae Jepsen (2015) - bubblegum pop artists that throw curveballs by unexpectedly moving into indie-baiting dance-pop territory
Black Cherry by Goldfrapp (2003), State Of Mind by Holly Valance (2003), Come & Get It by Rachel Stevens (2005) and Trip The Light Fantastic by Sophie Ellis-Bextor (2007) - highly regarded electropop albums from the mid-2000s
Françoise Hardy Sings In English by Françoise Hardy (1966), Infamous Angel by Iris DeMent (1992), Whatever by Aimee Mann (1993) and Out Of Range by Ani DiFranco (1994) - refined and superior singer-songwriter material
Paradise AKA Big Fun by Inner City (1989), Adeva by Adeva (1989), And Still I Rise by Alison Limerick (1992) and Everybody's Free by Rozalla (1992) - underrated diva house albums from the late '80s and early '90s
Bonito Generation by Kero Kero Bonito (2016) - day-glo dance-pop that's heavily influenced by The B-52s, J-pop, video game soundtracks, dancehall culture and mid-'90s Eurodance
The Death Of Cool by Kitchens Of Distinction (1992), Copper Blue by Sugar (1992), The Sound Of McAlmont & Butler by McAlmont & Butler (1995), D-D-Don't Stop The Beat by Junior Senior (2002), The Smell Of Our Own by The Hidden Cameras (2003), i by The Magnetic Fields (2004) and Silent Alarm by Bloc Party (2005) - indie bands that are fronted/co-fronted by openly gay men
Thinking It Over by Liberty X (2002) - surprisingly good R&B-led pop from talent show runner-ups
Crooked Mile by Microdisney (1987) - includes Rack, one of the most articulate songs ever written about AIDS; the same applies to It Couldn't Happen Here from Actually by Pet Shop Boys (1987)
Light Years by Kylie Minogue (2000) - perhaps the most cohesive introduction to the Australian queen
Loveless by My Bloody Valentine (1991) - Mysterious Skin undoubtedly proves that shoegaze has LGBTQ appeal, although this is challenging stuff and not for the faint-hearted
Passive Soul by Orlando (1997) - fragile and wallflowery pop that puts a heavy slant on the eclectic
Behaviour by Pet Shop Boys (1990), Echoes by Will Young (2011) and Choreography by Bright Light Bright Light (2016) - gay introspection from 30-something Brits
Very by Pet Shop Boys (1993) and The Tension & The Spark by Darren Hayes (2004) - 30-something coming out albums
Different Class by Pulp (1995) and Coming Up by Suede (1996) - camp and glamorous yet laddy and seedy Britpop, which is largely preoccupied with drugs and sex
A Secret Wish by Propaganda (1985) - gothic and literate synth-pop from Düsseldorf
Body Talk by Robyn (2010) - boundary-pushing dance-pop from the Swedish queen
Original Soundtrack by S-Express (1989) - one of the first UK house music albums to have originated from LGBTQ nightclubs
Foxbase Alpha (1991), So Tough (1993) and Tales From Turnpike House (2005) by Saint Etienne - summery indie-dance cultural love letters to London; Pedro Almodóvar is a big fan of them
Hormonally Yours by Shakespeares Sister (1992) - gothic, melodramatic, sassy and vampy glam pop-rock
We Are Shampoo by Shampoo (1994) and On The Loose by Deuce (1995) - unashamedly trashy bubblegum pop; the latter band was created by former Pet Shop Boys manager Tom Watkins
Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret by Soft Cell (1981) and Youthquake by Dead Or Alive (1985) - camp and melodramatic synth-pop from northern England
Illinois (2005) and Carrie & Lowell (2015) by Sufjan Stevens - if you've seen the movie Call Me By Your Name (2017), then you'll know who this guy is
La Varieté by Weekend (1982), Life by The Cardigans (1995), The Sound Of Music by Pizzicato Five (1995) and Good Humor by Saint Etienne (1998) - fey, kitschy and peppy lounge indie-pop
Titanic Rising by Weyes Blood (2019), Saint Cloud by Waxahatchee (2020) and Punisher by Phoebe Bridgers (2020) - minimalist indie for hipsters
YouTubers
Sam Cushing - likeably grounded and motivated guy who plays the piano and loves his workouts
Riyadh Khalaf - the Iranian-Irish vlogger presenter of Queer Britain
Husband & Husband - nerdy married couple who write comic books and fantasy novels
LanceTheDriver - adorable mature student who loves cars and constantly strives to do good
Eric Mason - endearing and insightful lyrical breakdowns of songs by pop divas
Jacob Michael - cerebral and eloquent musings on the state of modern gay life
PK Creedon - good natured sporty couple who authentically fuse their femininity and masculinity
PJ & Thomas - lovely suburban couple who work in real estate and have adopted a trio of toddlers
Michael Rizzi and Dominick Whelton - sweet city boys who love their fashion and pop culture
Noah Roth and Christian Cook - wholesome college-aged couple who love painting and the outdoors
Stepsof2Foreigners - articulate and refined American-Brazilian couple who are into their travel
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