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Hometown: San Francisco, Ca.
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San Francisco State University grad (Psychology).

Journal Archives

Post a line from a TV commercial & see if anyone knows the product without using Google..Part 3

1) "Let your fingers do the walking" (answered)

2) "The quicker picker upper" (answered)

3) "Inexpensive, and built to stay that way"

4) 'You never get a second chance to make a first impression"

5) "The beer that made Milwaukee famous" (answered)

6) "It's everywhere you want to be"

7) "Fly me"

8) "It's not nice to fool Mother Nature" (answered)

9) "Something special in the air"

10) "Pass the orange juice, Nathaniel"

11) "I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV"

12) "Gentle as a lamb?"

13) "We will sell no wine before it's time" (answered)

14) "Just for the taste of it"

15) "When you got it, flaunt it"

16) "The best a man can get" (answered)

17) "Think small" (answered)

18) "Like a rock" (answered)

19) "You can pay me now, or pay me later"

20) "For those who think young"

Name a good movie (or 2, or 3) with a bad title

Two very funny movies come to mind:

1) "Me, Myself & Irene" is a great comedy starring Jim Carey and Renee Zellweger
(especially that scene with the cow in the road)

2) "What Planet Are You From" was directed by Mike Nichols, and stars Gary Shandling, Annette Bening and John Goodman.

Post a line from a movie & see if anyone knows what movie it's from without using Google..Part XV

1) "The $500,000 is in a locker at the airport" (answered)

2) "You got some lip on you, midget!"

3) "Decko the bus conductor, is that top decko or bottom decko?"

4) ["Qualifications?"] "Rape, murder, arson, and rape!" (answered)

5) "We're on a mission from God" (answered)

6) "You don't care about money because you've always had it"

7) "Pass the celery"

8) "You come to my house and complain that I make too much noise?"

9) "I don't know if you know it, but you're looking at an insane man!"

10) "Are you fucking with me?"

11) "Wanna buy a copy of 'Muhammad Speaks'?"

12) "You two should get married and move into a hospital together"

13) "The show's running six minutes short, Lola is going to sing a song, and your barn doors are open"

14) "Was that your feet?"

15) "The shit bucket's full!"

Dems zero in on Trump's alleged conflicts of interest

The Hill
October 21, 2018


Democrats itching to investigate President Trump's possible conflicts of interest have zeroed in on a familiar presidential foe: the FBI.

House Democrats released a trove of new documents this week that they say proved Trump was directly involved in cancelling plans developed by the federal government to sell the FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Critics argue that Trump intervened because he wanted to prevent commercial developers from building a new property at the downtown Washington, D.C. spot that might compete with the Trump Hotel, which is located across the street.

If Democrats take back the House this fall, they say they will seek to get their hands on more potentially damning documents, haul in FBI and General Services Administration (GSA) officials to testify under oath and possibly pass legislation to block the administration from moving forward with the rebuilding plan.

The FBI building is just one example of the many ways that Democrats could make life hell for the president if they win the ability to conduct rigorous oversight of the administration.

Read more:
https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/412331-dems-zero-in-on-trumps-alleged-conflicts-of-interest

A nonprofit is helping sea turtles trapped in fishing nets

New York Times
October 18, 2018

A NONPROFIT IS HELPING SEA TURTLES TRAPPED IN FISHING NETS


Local Ocean Conservation, based in the town of Watamu, Kenya, is the only turtle rescue and rehabilitation center on the East African seaboard.
Since it's founding in 1997, it has protected about 1,000 nests, conducted more than 17,000 turtle rescues and treated more than 480 turtles in it's rehab center.

The group also rewards fishermen for reporting turtles caught in their nets:
300 shillings ($3) for small turtles and 1,000 shillings ($10) for large ones.

Local Ocean employs about 20 Kenyans, with beach patrollers monitoring and protecting turtles during the nesting season.
It also visits schools and offers education programs.

Read more:
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/18/briefing/the-week-in-good-news-this-is-18-sea-turtles.html
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NYT Journalists Puncture Myth Of Trump As Self-Made Billionaire

Fresh Air
NPR
October 18, 2018

INVESTIGATIVE REPORTERS SUSANNE CRAIG AND DAVID BARSTOW SAY THE PRESIDENT RECEIVED TODAY'S EQUIVALENT OF $413 MILLION FROM HIS FATHER'S REAL ESTATE EMPIRE, THROUGH WHAT APPEARS TO BE TAX FRAUD.


(From show transcript)

TERRY GROSS; HOST

This is FRESH AIR. I'm Terry Gross.
Donald Trump's book, "The Art of the Deal," his TV show "The Apprentice" and his successful presidential campaign were based on his image as a brilliant, self-made billionaire.
But recent New York Times reporting reveals a different narrative.
It's based on a trove of more than a hundred thousands pages of documents, including confidential tax returns and financial records given to the Times by a secret source.

The documents reveal that by age 3, Trump was earning $200,000 a year as measured in today's dollars from his father Fred Trump's real estate empire.
Fred Trump made Donald Trump a millionaire by the time Donald was 8.
Over the years, Donald received today's equivalent of $413 million from his father's businesses.

Much of this money was transferred from father to son with the help of schemes designed to avoid paying taxes, some of which, according to my guests, were outright fraud.
Susanne Craig and David Barstow are two of the reporters at The New York Times who wrote a long investigative article about the many tax maneuvers Fred Trump devised to pass his vast fortune onto his children,
Susanne Craig writes about the intersection of politics, money and government for the Times.
David Barstow has won three Pulitzer Prizes.

In response to their reporting, a lawyer for President Trump provided a written statement saying:
"there was no fraud or tax evasion by anyone..The facts upon which the Times bases it's false allegations are extremely inaccurate."
But neither the President nor his lawyers disputed any of the specifics in the Times' financial reporting.

Read entire transcript, or hear Terry Gross' interview with Susanne Craig and David Barstow:
https://www.npr.org/2018/10/18/658442355/times-journalists-puncture-myth-of-trump-as-self-made-billionaire

Name a bad movie that was adapted from a good novel

Joseph Heller's "Catch 22" was a great novel, imo.

Director Mike Nichols and screenwriter Buck Henry worked on the film script for two years.
The 1970 film adaptation cost $18 million to make.

Mike Nichols has directed some of the best movies I've ever seen, including:

- The Birdcage
- Charlie Wilson's War
- The Graduate
- Postcards From the Edge
- Silkwood
- Gilda Live
- What Planet Are you From?

However, Catch 22 is one of the worst movies I've ever seen.

Today is National Pasta Day

October 17, 2018

TODAY IS NATIONAL PASTA DAY

What's your favorite pasta dish?


I make a unique, vegetarian type of spaghetti.
I call it Spaghetti with garlic & cheese.
I'm not much of a fan of tomato sauce, so I rarely ever eat spaghetti out.
So I make my spaghetti at home, in a fairly unique way.

First, I buy "Thick Spaghetti" (Barilla brand)
Then, I cook it gently in boiling water, careful not to overcook it.
Then I drain t, getting rid of all the water.
Meanwhile, using a garlic press, I press 4 or 5 large garlic Perles, and let the garlic sit out for about 20 minutes on a plate.
I then spoon out a small amount of marinara sauce [I like "Newman's Owni"] into a saucepan or pot,and put it on low heat.
Then I add the prepared garlic and cook it in the marinara sauce for only a minute or two.
Then, I return the cooked spaghetti to the marinara sauce with garlic in the sauce pan, on low heat, and add about 5 or 6 slices of Muenster cheese, cut up in small pieces, and stir the cheese into the spaghetti & marinara sauce, careful not to "cook it" too much, just heat it up, then I add cut up jumbo black olives, and carefully allow the cheese to melt in with the hot, cooked spaghetti, turn off the burner, and let the whole thing just sit there, careful not to have it become "mushy" from overcooking.
Then I usually eat something else for dinner (or lunch) and let the cooked spaghetti & garlic & cheese just sit out without a lid on the pot, so it stays "dry" as opposed to "mushy"
later, after it's completely cooled, I put the entire pot of cooked spaghetti, garlic & cheese into the refrigerator (or you can put it in Tupperware)
So now I have about 3 or 4 servings of garlic & cheese spaghetti to eat over the next few days (heated up in the microwave)
It's a difficult dish to make because it's easy to either overcook, or put too much marinara sauce in it, or use the wrong type of cheese...all of which can contribute to a "mushy" spaghetti & cheese.

If you're a vegetarian, try it sometime.
Or, even if you're not a vegetarian, but you have a spouse or child who's not too crazy about traditional "Spaghetti with meatballs in tomato sauce", this recipe calls for only about 3 or 4 spoonfuls of marinara sauce, just enough to cook the garlic in and to add "color" to the spaghetti.
I like Muenster cheese because it's not a "sharp" tasting cheese like cheddar, but very mild, and it doesn't tend to "liquefy" when heated, as some cheeses do.

So, again, what's your favorite pasta, and how do you like it cooked?

Happy National Pasta Day!

Post a line from a TV show & see if anyone knows what show it's from without using Google..Part XV

1) "My own father didn't have me until he was 63, and the first time we played Peek-a-Boo he had a stroke"

2) "You want me to get that?" (answered)

3) "And bony knees to you too"

4) "Correctamundo!" (answered)

5) "I'm in no position to drive..Wait a minute, I don't have to listen to myself, I'm drunk!"

6) "Due to circumstances beyond our control, lunch will be serve today" (answered)

7) "Love is murder, murder is love..I'm a rock & roll hoodlum with a leather glove"

8) "You know, I always wanted to pretend that I was an architect" (answered)

9) "Anybody touch my liquor'll get cut!"

10) "I can't tell the difference between Whizzo butter and this dead crab"

11) "Um, that right, kemosabe"

12) "You have a great rest of your life, kid"

13) "Big steps and little 'uns" (British)

14) "I need SHOES!" (answered)

15) "Eat your salad before it gets cold"

16) "Listen, why don't you ever arrest some white drivers?" (answered)

17) "I love a good nap..Sometimes it's the only thing getting me out of bed in the morning"



More unanswered TV quotes from Part XlV
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10181130324

Post a line from a TV commercial & see if anyone knows the product without using Google..Part 2

1) "Because so much is riding on your tires" (answered)

2) "Strong enough for a man, but made for a woman" (answered)

3) "The ultimate driving machine!" (answered)

4) "I'm not a doctor, but I play one on TV"

5) "Betcha can't eat just one" (answered)

6) "When it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight" (answered)

7) "Pass the orange juice, Nathaniel"

8) "Something special in the air"

9) "For those who think young" (answered)

10) "I've fallen, and I can't get up!" (answered)



"Post a line from a television commercial, old or new, and see if anyone knows the product without using Google - Part 1
https://www.democraticunderground.com/10181128848
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