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#1435977 Mary Poppins Returns

Posted by hollywood on 27 December 2018 - 01:38 AM

This is a well-made Disney film that demonstrates the craft Disney can bring to a project.  Emily Blunt steps into the Julie Andrews role flawlessly.  Lin-Manuel Miranda is good although you miss him rapping.  Dick Van Dyke and Angela Lansbury have fun cameos.  Meryl Streep has a looney role that she enjoys.  And most of the cast gets to fly in the end.




#1435853 Tortillas aren't dying, are they?

Posted by hollywood on 23 December 2018 - 06:43 AM

http://www.lawyersgu...12/on-tortillas




#1435227 Zürich

Posted by hollywood on 07 December 2018 - 10:55 PM

Which cocktails did you imbibe?  When I'm living vicariously, I need details.




#1435050 T-Mobile v. Verizon

Posted by hollywood on 03 December 2018 - 08:11 AM

I am pretty sure Verizon has the best coverage in the country.  But it comes at a high and variable price.  I recently switched from Verizon to T-Mobile under their 55+ program.  Basically, if you are 55 or over, they will charge you $55 total per month.  If you agree to autopay, they will charge you $50 per month (no extras for fees, taxes and all the other stuff Verizon piles on that frequently creeps up and up).  Then, you can add other lines of persons of any age for $20 additional dollars each.   Yes, you might get one bar less from time to time.  But you don't look at your bill wondering what charges have been added this month.  You don't have to like magenta, but maybe it helps.  Also, T-Mobile allows you to call anywhere in N. America without any charges or add ons.  If you go to Canada, you don't have to sign up for some additional fee as you do on Verizon (ditto Mexico, et al.).  Just sayin'.




#1435024 College Football 2018-2019

Posted by hollywood on 02 December 2018 - 05:12 AM

Amazing the way the Tide was able to come back.




#1434436 Get paid $10,000 to move to Tulsa

Posted by hollywood on 16 November 2018 - 05:30 AM




#1434431 Get paid $10,000 to move to Tulsa

Posted by hollywood on 16 November 2018 - 04:41 AM

You have to move there, but you have to work on the net or by telecommuting, then you get $10,000 over time and you get to live in Tulsa.  What's not to like?




#1434162 Rating Chain Pizzas

Posted by hollywood on 09 November 2018 - 10:08 PM

Puck has lots of places and I imagine you can get his pizza at many of them (not Jersey).  Express specifically seems only to be near UCLA and in Orlando.  http://wolfgangpuck.com/#restaurants




#1434147 Rating Chain Pizzas

Posted by hollywood on 08 November 2018 - 11:31 PM

 

Is the chain Sbarro's a chain that counts?

 

And now another of those it was better in the old days before you kids came along posts.....

IIRC, Pizza Hut began in the Dallas area.  I had it in Arlington.  They actually made real pizza that you had to wait for a while while it baked (not this quicky stuff they have now).  They had choices of toppings and the toppings were decent.  And they sold beer and soda in very large chilled goblets.  Alas.

 

 

  OK, That's Pizza Hut.  Can you rate it and other chains in order?

 

I'd rate Pizza Hut, Domino's and Papa John's at the bottom.  Sbarro would be above them.  Above it would be California Pizza Kitchen, Costco and above them would be Wolfgang Puck Express.

CPK has declined a lot from the days it was owned by a couple of attorneys.




#1434105 Rating Chain Pizzas

Posted by hollywood on 07 November 2018 - 04:32 PM

And now another of those it was better in the old days before you kids came along posts.....

IIRC, Pizza Hut began in the Dallas area.  I had it in Arlington.  They actually made real pizza that you had to wait for a while while it baked (not this quicky stuff they have now).  They had choices of toppings and the toppings were decent.  And they sold beer and soda in very large chilled goblets.  Alas.




#1433410 The Old Man & the Gun

Posted by hollywood on 17 October 2018 - 09:18 PM

This is a David Lowery film produced by and starring Robert Redford as the titluar character.  He's a habitual bank robber.  And the film is a sort of meditation on aging.  With a lot of capable acting by a good cast.  https://www.imdb.com...4/?ref_=nv_sr_1




#1433227 Annoyances

Posted by hollywood on 11 October 2018 - 03:48 AM

I guess I don't feel so bad that my clothes washer just began leaking all over the kitchen and outside the building.  O well.  Hmmm.  Wine stash.




#1433030 Bowls (the phenomenon)

Posted by hollywood on 04 October 2018 - 09:36 PM

The Irritable Bowl.

 

The only thing to eat out of a jar in a restaurant is chicken liver or rabbit liver pate.

Mousse.  Pot de creme.




#1432778 I told you not to lie.

Posted by hollywood on 26 September 2018 - 04:25 AM

Consequences.  https://www.yahoo.co...-163019430.html




#1432512 Crossing paths with the famous

Posted by hollywood on 18 September 2018 - 03:30 PM

A friend who is one of the several producers of RuPaul's Drag Race won an Emmy last night.