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by Steven Dooner
Wed Aug 27, 2008 5:52 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: August 2008
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Name: Steve Dooner Source: unca20080913.htm I'm really a Marx Brothers man, but . . . Anyone who has ever attempted physical comedy knows that what the stooges did took enormous planning and thought. Of course, they had "Lazzi" that they could pull out of their pockets at anytime and for any circum...
by Steven Dooner
Fri Mar 14, 2008 3:11 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: March 2008
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Views: 49766

Name: Steve Dooner Source: unca20080511.htm Mr. Meth, I read your aticles meant for Harlan, and I was shocked that Mamet's politics were so simplistic. It reminded me the way Christopher Hitchens switched from his exteme Marxist views to being an extremist supporter of the Iraq War. Gore Vidal's ob...
by Steven Dooner
Thu Feb 07, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: February 2008
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Views: 44056

Name: Steve Dooner Source: unca20080219.htm Steve Barber: Everything you say is very reasonable, except that you neglect one important point. John McCain is actively using his POW experience and his "hero" status among Americans to push a hawkish foreign policy that will kill our soldiers for anoth...
by Steven Dooner
Sat Dec 01, 2007 8:17 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: December 2007
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Views: 43847

On Welles . . . I really tried to stop myself from writing t

Name: Steve Dooner Source: unca20071217.htm According to Orson Welles, the writers of 'Citizen Kane' are Orson Welles, Herman Mankiewicz and John Houseman. Houseman never took credit on the final film, of course, but Orson was always quick to mention his contribution. Welles was also generous when ...
by Steven Dooner
Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:55 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: November 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 44493

Name: Steve Dooner
Source: unca20071217.htm

I am stunned that someone like MR. Abrams, who works in the genre, could make such an obvious mistake. How many times must they pull the lion's tail?

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by Steven Dooner
Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:59 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: October 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 50591

What's Uncle Harlan's Costume this year?

Name: Steve Dooner
Source: unca20071217.htm
Does the board have any suggestions?


by Steven Dooner
Sat Oct 27, 2007 6:18 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: October 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 50591

From Micronesia to Massachusetts!

Name: Steve Dooner Source: unca20071217.htm Let's lump all indigenous people from Easter Island natives to the New England Wampanoag together, and then let's draw conclusions from that . Hmmm, dubious anthropology if you ask me. Could the Indians possibly have been better stewards of this land than...
by Steven Dooner
Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:09 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: October 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 50591

correction

Name: Steve Dooner
Source: unca20071217.htm
Second paragraph, second line:

. . .statement, playing them. . .

My apologies.
by Steven Dooner
Fri Oct 26, 2007 4:03 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: October 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 50591

I'M NOT OUTRAGED!

Name: Steve Dooner Source: unca20071217.htm I am sitting here not beating the arms of my sofa at George Carlin's remarks. He's been making these same comments about man, nature and the earth for about 15 years. The nerve of him for repeating it now at a time when we will notice it! Well, he sure ha...
by Steven Dooner
Sun Sep 30, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: September 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 45449

True Story

Name: Steve Dooner Source: unca20071007.htm Harlan: In college--the night before it was due, mind you-- I lost a thirty page, well-researched analysis on "Elves in Germanic Folklore." Exhausted and almost in tears, I collasped on the mattress that rested on the floor of my apartment. The next morni...
by Steven Dooner
Wed Sep 19, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: September 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 45449

Name: Steve Dooner Source: unca20071007.htm The "Huh" controversy proves something that should be obvious to canny observers of American pop culture. Simply put: the MTV generation is the Bush adminustration. They both are criminally self-centered. They both are indifferent to laws and codes. They ...
by Steven Dooner
Tue Jul 24, 2007 9:43 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 50105

Name: Steve Dooner Source: unca20070808.htm Jeff R.: Thanks for the correction. I was--believe it or not-- thinking of Greg Toland's work on John Ford's 'Mary of Scotland,' which was earlier and did share many visual similarities with Kane. This film is clearly not Film Noir, and I have no idea how...
by Steven Dooner
Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:27 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 50105

Name: Steve Dooner Source: unca20070808.htm JOSH: The noir-ish protagonist of Citizen Kane is not a millionaire, but an investigative journalist named Thompson. He is pursuing a mystery, he is looking into the darker and seamier side of American aristocracy and he is ultimately confounded by the da...
by Steven Dooner
Tue Jul 17, 2007 3:20 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 50105

Name: Steve Dooner Source: unca20070808.htm CINDY: You guessed right! Michael Moore does indeed offer a solution to our healthcare crisis in his film "Sicko." The solution is called, "Learning without prejudice" from other nations and systems about what works best and what is most cost efficient. I...
by Steven Dooner
Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:49 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: July 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 50105

OH GOD! NOT SLIPSTREAM!

Name: Steve Dooner Source: unca20070808.htm At Boston's Readercon this year, I sat for several panels on the new (now 17 year old) literary genre Slipstream. What a load of manure! First, those involved arrogantly posited a genre that subsumes all of Magic Realism and the best of Post-Modernist fic...

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