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She’s great. She does the church circuit, or she started out that way.

Rome, GA!!! My home town!

[ETA] I WAS THE TEENAGE HUSSY WHO PICKED HIM UP!!! lol!

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I love the way she first says it, like it’s the one in Italy…then the tiny pause and we find out it’s in GA.

PS: Have you ever read “Fox’s Earth”, by Anne Rivers Siddons? I ask because I want to know if its portrayal of Georgia is accurate.

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Right? that’s like all conversation where I mention where I grew up (although I was born in Concord, MA). We even have a Romulus and Remus statue that we got from the fascist period because we had a cotton mill that was presented to an Italian company operating there (the Tubize mill, I think, in north Rome). My grandmother told me they had to hide it during the war, as people kept trying to vandalize it…

I have not, I’m afraid. Is it worth reading?

I have read Alice Walker’s works set in GA, The Color Purple and the Third Life of Grange Copeland, both of which are set in GA, and both of which do reflect the reality of rural GA for Georgians of Color.

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She also wrote, “The House Next Door”, a modern-day Gothic horror novel that got mentioned by Stephen King in his book about horror literature, “Danse Macabre”. She’s got a great way of expressing what goes on in people’s heads, and her dialogue rings true.

Whoa. She passed last year, bless her heart. <3

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I’ll have to dig up some of her books then… She’s from the ATL by birth…

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I highly recommend “Fox’s Earth”; I was torn between reading it or “Valley of the Dolls” as my contribution to the “reading-aloud videos”, but I didn’t think I could do the accent properly. I wouldn’t want to read GA characters in some Yankee’s version of what I think a Southern accent is; that would be rude.

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We’re watching “Lilyhammer(sic), a Norwegian comedy/drama about a mafioso on witness protection who demands Lillehammer as his relocation, uh, location. In English and Norwegian half and half, with subtitles on the latter, for the US market anyway. Funny in a really odd way. I’ve never seen anything like it.

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Ozark is back

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Mark Blum (Rosanna Arquette’s husband and hot tub king Gary Glass) died recently of COVID-19, so I thought I’d give this one another look. Haven’t seen it in more than 20 years, but it still holds up nicely. Not perfect, but still fairly great. Watch out for bit parts from what feels like half the NY scene, Richard Hell, Ann Magnuson, Richard Edson, John Lurie, Giancarlo Esposito, John Lurie, John Turturro…

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Desperately Seeking Susan

I’ve never seen it, and yet the movie title still somehow ended up worming its way into my pop-culture memories.

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I’ve just started on the first season of the UK “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”. I’m trying to find an episode where Josie’s super-power is being surprised. I think it’s much later in the series: OH GEEZ, I’LL JUST HAVE TO WATCH THEM ALL, EH WOT? :laughing:

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I remember that one!

She has the best surprised face.

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Probably this:

7 minutes in

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YOU ARE MY HERO…besides Dr. Fauci. <3

I’m still gonna watch them all the way through; but you more swiftly proved that my memory is still functional to a degree (and time passed, lol).

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The thing she does with her hair…that’s what I remembered…it’s priceless.

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Was the intro sequence modified to foil antipiracy schemes, or was that just tone-deaf in the original?

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Oh! It’s the rhyming couplet kid!

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It was like that originally. I think I know what you mean, but it doesn’t really evoke blackface for me, lacking the exaggerated white or red lips.

watched The Lobster over the weekend. still trying to decide what happens at the end.

in other news, Adult Swim is now streaming the entire Samurai Jack series, whoohoo!

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