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A lot of us get stressed at Thanksgiving. If the cooking doesn’t do it, the inevitable ranting of your blowhard uncle will. So Turner Classic Movies has a delightful recuperative treat (if you happen to have an adequate supply of benzodiazepines, that’s a quicker cure, of course).
Sanders Rally at the Los Angeles Sports Arena, August 9, 2015
Spencer Stone, seen here receiving the Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur from French President Francois Hollande.
♬ “A new [Gawker Media], the chains of the masses untied A new [Gawker Media], the voice of the people Cannot be denied” ♬
[Not the actual mechanism by which our roundtable connected. Skype doesn’t use operators]
For the second day in a row, Gawker has suspended posting new material at mid-day. Evidently, this is not some sort of tease (I refer not to the tease demonstrated by Miss Natalie Wood - but that got your attention, no?). The staff is, according to reports, in yet another all-hands-on-deck meeting.
July 20, 1969. NASA landed three men and a flag on the moon - in black and white.
Macy’s has announced it will be discontinuing its Donald Trump menswear line, in response to his inflammatory rhetoric about Mexican immigrants.
(Clifton Webb as Waldo Lydecker in Laura, 1944, who famously "wrote his column with a goose quill dipped in venom")
Doris Day always had the very best co-stars around her. Sadly, Doris Day's co-stars are dying fast this year. Six weeks ago, we lost James Garner, and today, we lost Polly Bergen, which leaves only Doris Day remaining from the classic comedy. "Move Over, Darling"
Joan Fontaine, the younger sister of, and perpetual bane of Olivia deHavilland's existence, died this morning at age 96. Beating her elder sister to both the alter and the Oscar, Olivia predicted that Joan would die first, too - just for spite. Happy now, Olivia? These two really should have been corralled for a…