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by MichaelRapoport
Sat May 21, 2011 2:31 pm
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Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
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I'm Raptured! I can feel it! I'm getting pulled up to heaven right this moment! Goodbye, cruel w

(I'm frankly surprised I haven't seen anyone make that joke yet today.)
by MichaelRapoport
Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:22 pm
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Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
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Steve - Thank you for your service, as the saying goes. It can't have been easy to ride herd on this odd, motley group - some of us odder and motlier than others - for as long as you did, and I fully appreciate your desire to take a step back. (This coming from someone who's usually just a reader he...
by MichaelRapoport
Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
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In no particular order:

2001: A Space Odyssey
Dr. Strangelove
The Godfather
Annie Hall
Apocalypse Now
It's a Wonderful Life
Schindler's List
E.T.
Sunset Boulevard
Psycho
Vertigo
Casablanca
Duck Soup
King Kong (the original, of course)
Blade Runner
by MichaelRapoport
Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
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Modern art: I am ambivalent about it, since I think the field encompasses both masters and charlatans. I look at a painting like Jasper Johns' "Flag," for instance, and I'm fascinated; I see what he's trying to do and the questions he's trying to pose. But Jeff Koons and his stainless-stee...
by MichaelRapoport
Fri Jan 21, 2011 6:22 am
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Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
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Whoops, I'm seeing reports that just this week, Disney moved the John Carter of Mars release date up to March 9, 2012.
by MichaelRapoport
Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:32 pm
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Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
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Ezra Lb. wrote:ps Wasn't somebody at one time doing a John Carter movie?


Yep. Now in post-production. Release date is set for June 8, 2012:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0401729/
by MichaelRapoport
Thu Jan 13, 2011 9:43 pm
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Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
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But, but, but...then what? Does everyone who behaves a little oddly now deserve the scrutiny of society? In the same way anyone who looks just "a little too muslim" commonly gets after 9/11? Where then? Act oddly, get examined? You're a little too hostile, maybe we ought to dig deeper? Yo...
by MichaelRapoport
Mon Dec 27, 2010 8:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
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Frank, as I've said here before, it's not a big secret who I work for. I have said previously that I write for a major financial-news organization, and anyone who was really interested could find out who my employer was with a minute or two of Googling. (Which I'm pretty sure you've done yourself in...
by MichaelRapoport
Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:35 pm
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Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
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Didn't seem quite right to post this bit of self-promotion in the Pavilion proper ... but here? Why not? If anyone is interested, I will be interviewed on NPR's "Morning Edition" on Tuesday. (Exact time during the show is undetermined at this point, and it airs at different times in differ...
by MichaelRapoport
Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:46 pm
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Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
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I know we have deep red pockets in the state (the OC and San Diego, for instance), but the results of the election nationwide make it clear that the country is in a severely divisive mood -- and I can't help but wonder if this might be the next step along the path to California/West Coast independe...
by MichaelRapoport
Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:13 am
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Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
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Anyone interested in delving into the subject of why working-class people vote Republican when it's against their own interests should read WHAT'S THE MATTER WITH KANSAS? by Thomas Frank. Published in 2004, in the heart of George W. Bush's term, and, sadly, still entirely relevant.
by MichaelRapoport
Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:59 am
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Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
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Diane, what you need is to switch to a different Internet service provider, colloquially known as an ISP. That's the company that provides the actual connection of your computer to the Internet - AOL these days is really little more than another site on the World Wide Web, and you can access it thro...
by MichaelRapoport
Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
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What could get funky, and I have no idea how this would work, is if the Padres sweep the Giants, and they both end up with the same record as the Braves. According to mlb.com, if there's a three-way tie between the Giants, Padres and Braves, there would be two one-game playoffs. First the Giants an...
by MichaelRapoport
Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
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S'okay, Mark. Feeling's mutual: I hate the Phillies as much as you hate the Mets. Where would we be if a couple of fans can't talk a little friendly smack with each other? Regarding Moneyball: I don't doubt that it helps teams over-achieve compared to where they'd be otherwise, but it isn't enough b...
by MichaelRapoport
Thu Sep 30, 2010 7:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
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Yeah, yeah, Wyatt, the Mets were lousy this year. Not like your Cards exactly set the world on fire either, did they? Doesn't matter that you've got Pujols and Wainwright and Carpenter - you're watching the playoffs on TV, just like us. Might've helped 'em if they could beat second-division teams: h...

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