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JOHN WAYNE AS CULTURAL ICON

JOHN WAYNE, AMERICAN "John Wayne's cult is unlike most others. "Most celebrity cults are for rebellious, youth-doomed figures (Marlon Brando, Montgomery Clift, James Dean). "But Wayne is a symbol of sober, industrious responsibility--which is normally dull, irrelevant or dim...yet he makes it vivid, personal and dramatic. He… View More

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John Wayne's Greatest Regret

John Wayne's greatest regret was that he never served in our armed forces during WWII. At that time he was in his mid-30s and was not required to serve. He chose instead to make 15 films during this period (1942-45), many of them patriotic war films and, in doing so, helped our country with War Bond sales and morale for the cause. He also travelled extensively to visit our troops between the… View More

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JULY 4th THOUGHTS

There are a million reasons why every dreamer, from every dustbowl and every shit-hole wants to emigrate here. But the biggest reason is our country's founding documents, which coalesce the greatest elements of all previous government experiments into an amalgamation of perfection. If an immigrant does not firmly… View More

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My Top 21 Favorite Musicals

01. Les Miserables 02. My Fair Lady 03. Man or La Mancha 04. 1776 05. Sound of Music 06. West Side Story 07. Oklahoma 08. Camelot 09. Annie Get Your Gun 10. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum 11. South Pacific 12. Damn Yankees 13. Chicago 14. Show Boat 15. Chorus Line, A 16. Jesus Christ Superstar 17. Pal Joey 18. How to Succeed… View More

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FILM REVIEW: PHANTOM THREAD (2017)

FILM REVIEW: "PHANTOM THREAD" (2017) 4 out of 5 STARS DIRECTOR: Paul Thomas Anderson CAST: Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, R - Drama RUNTIME: 2h 10m Powerful drama about a not too investigated subject: The creative art and business of high fashion dressmaking, and the love life of a straight, male fashion designer in an era 60 years before gay fashion stereotypes were pushed on… View More

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Pakistanis and Deceit

Sorry to impugn an entire nationality but in my experience Pakis are deceitful people. I had one as a business partner early on and he was nothing but a shuck-in-jive bullshitter. Born in the US to a Paki father (a doctor) and an Irish mother. Well-educated too (Ivy league). But the pride/ego, the anti-semitism and hidden agendas were beyond my naive… View More

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Men Will Always Be Men, But Liberal Men Will Always Lack Honor

Men can't stop being who we are. Yes, the sex act is always on our minds. (when in our prime) But conservative men are WAY better behaved than liberals. If we are looking to mate and want to court a woman at work, so be it. We will try, honorably, to approach them. But if they shoot us down we move on. Honorably. Not so with liberal men. They will use deceit, games, bait-&-switches,… View More

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Mika and Joe Go Off-the-Rails

Mika & Joe (MSNBC) are constantly bashing Trump. But Why? Well, the elitist class of MSM snobs is dying a painful death. With such easy access to broadcasting technology, everyday Americans can now produce reliable and timely news reports at any moment and delivered right to our… View More

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A Cavalryman's Breakfast on the Plains

A Cavalryman's Breakfast on the Plains Title: A Cavalryman's Breakfast on the Plains Creator: Frederic Remington Date Created: ca. 1892 Physical Dimensions: w81.6 x h56.2 cm Type: paintings Rights: Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, Texas, Amon G.… View More

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Best Thing About NY Times?

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