Word Association!!

stringertom

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Beans of Ben.

‘What could happen that could embarrass this kid?''


''Hey kid, you alright?''


''Is that . . . hair gel?''
Back in 1990 in Bernie Sanders’ first campaign for Vermont’s lone seat in the House of Representatives, a guy named Ben and his partner Jerry threw a few beans from their profits at ice cream manufacturers towards the campaign. This was recounted by an ice cream fan from Michigan, Michael Moore, who said there were quite a few rallies they attended where there was not much to the crowd except for the makers and one consumer of Ben & Jerry’s products. I’m imagining Moore leading the chant, “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!”
 

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More commonly known as Muhammad Ali or The Greatest or The Louisville Lip, Olympic gold medal winner Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr became possibly the most iconic sports figure of the 20th Century.
 

Mike Bulgakov

G.O.A.T.
As rough as my toe foo-t maladies are, bean curd has less painful word association to me but The Dude might remind me that:

It's important to get any foot problems checked, especially if they involve the skin.
More commonly known as Muhammad Ali or The Greatest or The Louisville Lip, Olympic gold medal winner Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr became possibly the most iconic sports figure of the 20th Century.
Float like a butterfly, sting like Makiri.


........................................................................................................................................................................."I am the greatest!"
http://instagr.am/p/B21V1pzhlzE/
 

stringertom

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It's important to get any foot problems checked, especially if they involve the skin.

Float like a butterfly, sting like Makiri.


........................................................................................................................................................................."I am the greatest!"
http://instagr.am/p/B21V1pzhlzE/
If I am promised recovery therapy to be administered by Makiri, I will gladly offer up my glass chin to Boxer Babe Maria.

Here I am coming to after her knockout punch lands:

 

stringertom

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An Okinawan beach was the location where a very young stringytom first tried to swim but when the wee boy went under the Pacific waves he came up with a mouthful of warm salty water that he spit out before exclaiming to his father, “Daddy! I drownded!”
 

stringertom

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My contemporary role model directed the preferred mermaid Madison in Splash in just his third feature film. Another lucky Tom got to fall in love with the amphibious angel.
 

stringertom

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Angel Heart is a film which features two main characters with names diametrically opposite to each other...Johnny Angel and Lou Cypher. Here is a bit of interaction between them that shows how devilish old Lou can be:

 

Mike Bulgakov

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Samuel Goldwyn Jr. once had an obscenity-laced tirade about Mickey Rourke when he was on a promotional tour for A Prayer for the Dying. Rourke also briefly co-owned a motorcycle-themed cafe/bar in Beverly Hills.


Mickey Rourke's career was largely launched by his performance in a small role in Body Heat.
 

stringertom

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Samuel Goldwyn Jr. once had an obscenity-laced tirade about Mickey Rourke when he was on a promotional tour for A Prayer for the Dying. Rourke also briefly co-owned a motorcycle-themed cafe/bar in Beverly Hills.


Mickey Rourke's career was largely launched by his performance in a small role in Body Heat.
Rourke is one of many actors directed by Englishman Adrian Lyne in relationship films. They worked together in 9-1/2 Weeks with Kim Basinger. Lyne also directed Fatal Attraction (Michael Douglas, Glenn Close), Indecent Proposal (Woody Harrelson, Demi Moore, Robert Redford) and Unfaithful (Richard Gere, Diane Lane).
 

Mike Bulgakov

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Things That (Probably) Wouldn’t Exist Without Fellini’s 8 ½

The Dance Scene From Pulp Fiction
Quentin Tarantino likes to talk about the importance of Jean-Luc Godard, and particularly Band of Outsiders, on his film. But take a look at this comparison of the twist scene from Fellini’s film and the twist scene between John Travolta and Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction:
https://www.vulture.com/2013/06/50-years-later-the-influences-of-fellinis-8.html



"9½ Weeks" probably isn't one better than "8½."
 

stringertom

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Things That (Probably) Wouldn’t Exist Without Fellini’s 8 ½

The Dance Scene From Pulp Fiction
Quentin Tarantino likes to talk about the importance of Jean-Luc Godard, and particularly Band of Outsiders, on his film. But take a look at this comparison of the twist scene from Fellini’s film and the twist scene between John Travolta and Uma Thurman in Pulp Fiction:
https://www.vulture.com/2013/06/50-years-later-the-influences-of-fellinis-8.html



"9½ Weeks" probably isn't one better than "8½."
The Golden Age of Television is traditionally identified as the 50’s decade but so many great actors and directors emerged from the 70’s that I view that era as The Golden Age...three smash hit sitcom co-stars began in front of the camera only to move to the chair behind the camera; think about how bleak the movie biz would be without Penny Marshall, Ron Howard and Rob Reiner crossing the line to grab the megaphone and yelling, “Action!”
 

Mike Bulgakov

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Cycling became psychedelic for a Basel chemist on his afternoon ride home on April 19, 1943. Was he the Uncle Albert that Macca sang about nearly 30 years later?
Revealed: Dentist who introduced Beatles to LSD
By Ian Herbert

Few of those many momentous nights enjoyed by the Beatles at the height of their fame were to have more profound consequences than one spent at an unprepossessing two-bedroom flat near London's Bayswater Place in April 1965.

It had been an inconsequential evening of socialising shared by George Harrison, John Lennon, their wives Cynthia Lennon and Patti Boyd and George's dentist, who had just drifted over their social horizon. Then the five, accompanied by the dentist's wife, adjourned from the small dining room to the lounge, where the dentist slipped LSD - a substance then as little known to the Beatles as to most in Britain - into their coffees.

The details of George and John's introduction to the sense-enhancing drug have, until now, remained one of the most enigmatic aspects of the band's history, despite 1,000 books on the subject, as has the name of the man described only as the "wicked dentist" by George in the one interview which relates a sense of the event for the Beatles Anthology. In a new book the music writer, Steve Turner, reveals the dentist to be John Riley, the son of a Metropolitan Police officer who, after training as a cosmetic dentist in Chicago, became a dentist to the stars.

It was the Beatles' first experience of the drug - one which made the small room of the flat in Strathearn Place "as big as the Albert Hall" according to Cynthia and gave George the impression that he was " falling in love" with everyone he met after later driving the group in his Mini to the Pickwick Club and Ad Lib, near Leicester Square.

The experience spawned the surreal lyrics of Help!, which went to number one in September 1965 with declarations such as "Now I find I've changed my mind, opened up the doors" (after Aldous Huxley's LSD-inspired Doors of Perception and "My independence seems to vanish in the haze." From the Revolver album to the acid-induced "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" (LSD?) track on the Sgt Pepper album and later rows with the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, who disapproved of the substance, the experience shaped the band's destiny.

Turner's book, The Fab Four: The Gospel According To The Beatles (WJK Press, £14.99), discounts the much rehearsed tale that the dispenser of LSD that night was Victor Lownes, the legendary Playboy executive. By research through the Land Registry and dental registration documents, Turner has found Riley's Canadian ex-wife, Cyndy, living near Gibraltar in southern Spain. She, Boyd and Cynthia Lennon have enabled him to piece the story together.

Riley, it seems, was a south Londoner destined for life as an NHS dentist in north London, until heading to the Northwestern University dental school in the US and returning as one of Harley Street's few cosmetic dentists, whose clients also included Dudley Moore. His LSD supply was manufactured at a farmhouse in Wales and he administered it out of curiosity rather than an intent to "turn on" the band to drugs, Riley's wife has told Turner.

It is a matter of dispute whether he and the band had discussed the drug beforehand. "Patti [Boyd] said that the boys were unprepared for this and George told Melody Maker that he had never heard of it when [they took it]," said Turner.

"Yet Cyndy [Riley] says the band had talked about it but said they just wanted the experience to 'happen'." (This might explain why Riley was covert about slipping the dose.) The dentist's decision not to tell the boys what he was doing led to George's term of opprobrium for him. "We were innocent victims of the wicked dentist whom we'd met and had dinner with a few times," he says in the Anthology.

Riley's illicit action certainly went down badly with the band. Though his brush with the celebrities brought him a fleeting role in the film The Texican, all contact with him was severed after the LSD incident. He died in a car crash in Ireland in 1986. Cynthia Lennon evidently still hasn't forgiven him. "When you go for dinner with your dentist, you don't imagine a professional man would do something like that," she told Turner.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/revealed-dentist-who-introduced-beatles-to-lsd-6231654.html
 

stringertom

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The dentist Painless Pole Waldowski assigned to the war zone hospital in the original movie M*A*S*H* by Robert Altman had a very large role but the sexual innuendo of his supposed “endowment” and intention to commit suicide did not translate to the TV sitcom standards and practices codes of the early 70’s. Henceforth, his character was one of the few that did not make the transition to the boob tube.
 

Mike Bulgakov

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Better a crappy iPhone LDR cover than the waste of three minutes listening to LDR cover one of my favorite very early rock classics:

The funny thing is that I'm really not thinking about Lana or Marloes outside of this forum, but it's fun to add a running theme to my posts to make things more entertaining for me, and I do chose subjects that I like, and often women that I've met. I briefly had pizza as a theme, but women are much nicer. It's the same as forum members not thinking about Sureshs when not on the forum . . . well, except for JoelDali.

That being said, the video you posted is a strange version and the one on the album is much better. Lana admires Nina Simone and has a "Nina Billie" tattoo on her chest as a tribute to two of her favorite singers, Nina Simone and Billie Holliday.




 
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