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by LarryF
Sat Jun 30, 2007 7:11 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Sicko
Replies: 36
Views: 4188

Glad you liked Sicko , Frank. But I'm not at all surprised. Say what one will about Michael Moore, pro or con, there's no denying that our health care system sucks abundantly. In a nation that spends half a TRILLION dollars a year on "defense," and which cut taxes to the tune of a trillion...
by LarryF
Sat Jun 30, 2007 11:55 am
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 506166

Thanks for the link, Frank. I left a comment under the name "Oscarriled." Is Laura I. only good for sex? I dunno. I think I could be persuaded to give her a pearl necklace, but only if she didn't spew any neocon agitprop during said production. Hey, as Dirty Harry put it, a man's got to kn...
by LarryF
Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 506166

The Atheists Strike Back

I've read most of the recent books written by the "neoatheists": THE END OF FAITH and LETTER TO A CHRISTIAN NATION by Sam Harris; THE GOD DELUSION by Richard Dawkins; and GOD IS NOT GREAT by Christopher Hitchens. They all have their virtues, and I would recommend them to one and all, be th...
by LarryF
Sat Jun 30, 2007 2:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Frank Church's news corner, the sequel.
Replies: 11791
Views: 595024

Armageddon, Anyone?

To me, the most successful mind-control achievement of the American corporate media in these latter days was in getting 70 percent of us to believe that Saddam Hussein had something to do with 9/11--despite the inconvenient fact that there was not a shred of evidence to support this contention. Ah, ...
by LarryF
Fri Jun 29, 2007 5:34 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Sicko
Replies: 36
Views: 4188

Frank, be sure to stay for ALL the credits at the end, because Moore mentions Kurt Vonnegut. The latter is a true secular saint. Even though he would object to such a designation. We love ya, KV!
by LarryF
Fri Jun 29, 2007 1:27 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Sicko
Replies: 36
Views: 4188

Sicko

I just saw Sicko , Michael Moore's latest documentary. I loved it. It was awesome. Surely we can all agree that the medical system in this country is fucked--and not only for those who don't have health insurance. How to unfuck it is the question. Moore's answer is universal health care, which, when...
by LarryF
Fri Jun 29, 2007 6:42 am
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: June 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 31365

A Vast Wasteland

Name: Larry Forrest Source: unca20070808.htm Brian Siano: Thanks for the excerpt from a speech by Dana Gioia, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. It brought to mind a speech given in 1961 by Newton Minow, then Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, on a related subject. "Wh...
by LarryF
Thu Jun 28, 2007 10:00 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha reading?
Replies: 2033
Views: 186510

The Great Hebrew Prophet

As that Great Hebrew Prophet, Woody Allen, once put it: "Not only is there no God, just try getting a plumber on weekends." Truer words, folks, truer words.
by LarryF
Thu Jun 28, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: Webderlanders
Topic: Frank Church will steal your soul.
Replies: 76
Views: 15639

All Small Down

Frank, I'm a Chomskyite too. Noam ain't perfect, but he's a damn sight better than the cross-eyed, drooling yahoos who lurk in the White House in these latter days. By the way, I like your pithy, quirky style. Like unto Chuck Bukowski on acid? I dunno.
by LarryF
Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 506166

First Off

This is my first post on the Forums, so please forgive me if I screw up. I just wanted to reply to Carstonio's comment about whether engaging in polemical combat with the various theists on the Sam Harris Truthdig board was doing any good. I post there as Larry666 (yes, I'm the Antichrist!) and have...
by LarryF
Sun Jun 24, 2007 12:26 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: June 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 31365

Name: Larry Forrest
Source: unca20070808.htm
Susan, I wish you a most happy birthday, and I also want to thank you for aiding and abetting Our Man Harlan for lo, these many years.

Happy Birthday!
by LarryF
Thu Mar 22, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: March 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 30506

It's Anybody's Guess

Name: Larry Forrest Source: unca20070325.htm Brad: "But I assure you I can tell the difference between writing and direction." Josh: "That is the kind of self-assurred smugness only someone who doesn't actually work in the field can show. When you see a great shot in a movie, you have absolutely no...
by LarryF
Wed Mar 21, 2007 4:44 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: March 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 30506

Let the Winds of Controversy Blow!

Name: Larry Forrest Source: unca20070325.htm First off, I want it known that I'm not the Larry who recently aroused the ire of Harlan. I've been posting for several months now and, since there was no other Larry, I dropped my last name; however, since another Larry has appeared, a distinction must ...
by LarryF
Tue Mar 13, 2007 4:51 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: March 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 30506

A Real Cool Hand

Name: Larry Forrest Source: unca20070325.htm I concur with the positive reviews of THE BEDFORD INCIDENT. Richard Widmark is outstanding as a Cold War Capt. Ahab, and Sidney Poitier turns in another fine performance, this time as the voice of reason. By the way, what is the name of the film where Wi...
by LarryF
Thu Mar 08, 2007 4:07 pm
Forum: The Art Deco Dining Pavilion
Topic: Pavilion Digest: March 2007
Replies: 0
Views: 30506

Pope to Bob: False Prophet!

Name: Larry Forrest Source: unca20070325.htm So the Pope thinks Bob Dylan is a "false prophet." I imagine the Bobster will appreciate all the free publicity he's getting and, anyway, I doubt that he had very many True Catholic Believers among his fan base. As for me, "The words of the prophets are ...

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