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  1. Ugh, Stockholm. Heaven knows what has caused this today.:unsure::(

    1. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      A truck careened into a group of people, two people were killed and dozens injured. I don't want to jump to conclusions but this sounds similar to terror attacks by truck that happened in places like London and Southern France.

    2. I Am A Swede

      I Am A Swede

      All the signs are pointing towards a terrorist attack. The truck was stolen when the driver was busy unloading it, it was then driven at high speed on to a street reserved for pedestrians and ended up stuck in the entrance to a big store.

    3. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      I'm so sorry @I Am A Swede My condolences and sympathy to you and your compatriots. 

      I was living and going to university in NYC during the September 11th attacks, so I know what effect this has on the community.

      I don't know what words of comfort I can give other than I hope the terrorists are caught and that there are no more victims.

      Scary to contemplate but this seems to be the modus operandi now- acts of terror committed by vehicles where people go about their daily business. I wonder if some terrorist decided to make a 'statement' after the missile strikes? Or was this planned for some time? 

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  2. Ann Coulter and Jimmy Walker are dating?? This can't be real life!

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    2. ChitHappens

      ChitHappens

      Someone lost a bet here. I Just can't figure out who?

    3. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      Without Sherman Hemsley and Isabelle Sanford, the Jeffersons could've easily flopped. Norman Lear series had some top shelf talent!

      What was most disappointing about Good Times was that it began with a lot of promise. It was based on Michael Evans' true life story (ironically Michael Evans played Lionel Jefferson) and was created by Evan and Eric Monte (Cooley High) but once Eric Monte left after a dispute, the show lost a lot of that ability to balance the gritty reality of ghetto life with humor and stay topical/relevant and all the while maintain the dignity of the characters- that sort of dissipated, with JJ always strutting around, spouting "Dynomite!" every 5 minutes and yes, sometimes while wearing that ridiculous chicken hat!

    4. NothinButAttitude

      NothinButAttitude

      This pairing is old news to me. They've said for the longest that they were 'friends,' I've never believed it. I knew they were more. When it comes to Ann, I feel like she's a professional troll, who makes money off simps. The Boondocks did a spoof on Ann a few years ago that I feel is very true to life on how she is.

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  3. Watching an old episode of SATC, Season 2 and just caught a big (yes, I did say Big) oopsie where you can see the boom mic and crew in the reflection of Carrie's TV screen as she sits typing on her laptop.:lol:

  4. Reflecting on the film Get Out, this is a pretty insightful essay by Brent Staples.

    The Movie ‘Get Out’ Is a Strong Antidote to the Myth of ‘Postracial’ America

     

    1. DRW50

      DRW50

      That's an interesting read. I know there was some controversy over Samuel L Jackson suggesting the only reason the movie was accepted was because a British actor was playing the lead. 

    2. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      Samuel Jackson obviously doesn't remember the numerous times Americans have portrayed Nelson Mandela and butchered the South African accent. Denzel Washington as Steve Biko was pretty decent-good really but his accent was horrendous in the Mighty Quinn. In fact, every American actor who has ever done a West Indian accent (Jamaican especially) has been utterly horrendous.

      Jackson, by the way, has since backtracked on his statement.

  5. Mahalo!

     

  6. 2 Russian Spys and 2 others indicted on theft of 500 million Yahoo! Accounts.

    1. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      Three are Russian nationals and one, Kazakh. 

  7. Judging by responses to Nicki Minaj's reponse to Shether, folks are not impressed.

  8. Remy Ma is not one to be messed with, she goes for the jugular.

    1. ChitHappens

      ChitHappens

      I'm not into rap/hip hop but I love Remy Ma from Love and Hip Hop. I didn't know what was going in my my TL was crazy. Someone explained and then I listened to the track. She murdered Nikki and there's no track Nikki can make to counter. My mouth dropped during the last 2.5 minutes. 

    2. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      I don't follow/listen to rap/hip hop music as much as I did in the early 00s but I do remember Remy from her pre-prison stint days. Always highly talented with her lyrical delivery and definitely had unmistakeable presence from Day 1. 

      And you're right, Nikki would have an extremely tough time countering that. Remy disabled her from several fronts. And the people griping about two women engaging in 'battle rap' clearly don't know the history- someone reminded critics that Roxanne Shante vs. The 'Real Roxanne' happened in the 80s, so it's a well-known tradition.

      Still, that battle pales in comparison to this one. Remy 'bodied' Nikki and there's little left of her.

  9. "...take a look, it's in a book, a Reading Rainbow". Happy 60th Birthday to LeVar Burton! I was introduced to some great books through Reading Rainbow.

    1. ajsp35801

      ajsp35801

      I adored that show. 

    2. All My Shadows

      All My Shadows

      Wonderful memories watching this on PBS back in the day. Happy birthday, LeVar! I have a lot of admiration for him and his commitment to literacy.

  10. I like the new logo! "Where Drama Lives" indeed! :lol:

    1. victoria foxton

      victoria foxton

      It's a cool and slick new look. With a great catch phrase.

    2. Vee

      Vee

      It applies to the constant, sudden and unexplained outages for days at a time.

  11. Oscar Nominations are out this morning.

    1. Soapsuds

      Soapsuds

      I am so over the Oscars. I have no idea or have seen the movies nominated for best picture. It's all about popularity and the ratings for the show have been dropping every year. I don't get the big hoopla about it.

  12. PEOTUS Trump probably cannot even spell substantive. (deep heavy sigh).

    1. DramatistDreamer
    2. ReddFoxx

      ReddFoxx

      And he had the nerve to post that phony picture of him "writing" his inauguration speech. As if he would write a speech.

    3. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      ...he doesn't even look like he reads that well. I won't be watching, I'll wait for clips on the evening news.

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  13. Went to bed late yet woke up way too early. Why?

    Today is going to be one of those days!

  14. Hidden Fences has been trending all night. Someone done messed up!

  15. Is anyone savvy with Adobe Digital Editions, who can answer a question about them and Windows Explorer?

    It's driving me crazy that my ADE files don't show the cover of the book, only a generic ADE thumbnail.

    Does anyone know how to fix this so that the covers show up on the file in Windows Explorer? I'm still using Windows 7.

  16. For all you Keeping Up With Appearances fans, Patricia Routledge is now a Dame!

     

    1. I Am A Swede

      I Am A Swede

      Finally!! So well deserved!!   :D:wub:

    2. ~bl~

      ~bl~

      COol and that gif. :)

    3. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      I'm definitely a fan of hers too!

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  17. Serena Williams is engaged!

     

  18. Everyone's talking about doping of athletes in Russia but this is every bit as disturbing, moreso really.

     

    H.I.V. Cases Surpass a Million in Russia, but Little Is Done

  19. Tiger Woods is trying to say his kids made him pose for that shirtless Santa baby pic but we know he's just on the prowl, looking for a lady to share that next $5 footlong.

  20. Someone just mentioned that both Liberals and Conservatives can agree on their mutual disgust with Lena Dunham.:lol:

    1. ajsp35801

      ajsp35801

      Taylor Swift is a feminist? But then I thought all women this day and age believed in the tenets of feminism without labeling it such. No? 

    2. Juliajms

      Juliajms

      No, all women are not feminists. Not even close. Look no further than the Presidential election to see that. There are many women on the religious right who are anti feminist. I've tried to be patient with Lena. I think her heart is usually in the right place, but this is about the dumbest thing I have ever heard her say and that's saying a lot. Just disgusting.

    3. ajsp35801

      ajsp35801

      See, I don't think those female Trump voters aren't feminist. They are just something else first. 

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  21. OMG, Czech tennis player Petra Kvitova injured in a knife attack! 

    1. ChitHappens

      ChitHappens

      WTF?!  How terrible. 

    2. DRW50

      DRW50

      How awful. Someone posed as a gas man to get into her home? 

    3. ChitHappens

      ChitHappens

      Yep. She's a really sweet person so I hope they can save her hand. 

      She's a lefty and must've been fighting back primarily with that hand. Feel so terrible for her. 

  22. And the judge in the Brock Turner case was cleared of misconduct over his light sentence.

     

    What. a. day.

  23. I had forgotten that Christine Lagarde had been Dominique Strauss Kahn's replacement. Oof, I'd forgotten how message French politics is!

    1. Cat

      Cat

      Message or messy? lol

       

      Yes, it is, but DSK's proclivities were particularly messy and were rightly exposed. I know the stereotype is of the average French citizen who doesn't care about his politicians' private lives, but this was a sordid story and many I know were shocked. 

    2. DramatistDreamer

      DramatistDreamer

      Yikes, I meant messy!  Yes, I agree, DSK was particularly eggregious and he got off lightly.

       

      In terms of the IMG, it is now being discussed that perhaps the next leader should not only be non-French but be someone outside of Europe. 

    3. Cat

      Cat

      Perhaps that would be best. Maybe someone from Asia, say Singapore, where they keep budget deficits low and have a culture of saving...

  24. Remind me to stop feeling sorry for 86 year old ladies who won't stop robbing jewelry stores.:unsure:

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