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  • #61
    My 65 year old attorney daughter in Seattle calls me every couple of day, laughing that she too is in the risky age group now. Her law firm has closed their office for the duration, one attorney goes in every day for mail, etc... she says she is working effectively from home .. and not missing the commuting..

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    • #62
      Originally posted by polevaultpower View Post

      Yeah no idea when we will see either set of our parents again, when it will feel safe :/
      Yes sad indeed...I really sympathize with you Becca.

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      • #63
        Originally posted by bhall View Post
        Friend of mine through inline speed skating was one of the very early Zoom employees. Here is how he got the gig - https://maroonloon.wordpress.com/202...night-success/. As my brother said, "liquidity event."
        I have a Zoom meeting tonite and tomorrow nite - so maybe that's something

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        • #64
          I did score some toilet paper today. Our Kroger opens at 7 AM and I met them as the doors opened, hoping they had gotten in supplies. One entire row was full of toilet paper - tons of it.

          Thinking it would be bad now if you got a stomach virus and a case of diarrhea.

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          • #65
            Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post
            I did score some toilet paper today. Our Kroger opens at 7 AM and I met them as the doors opened, hoping they had gotten in supplies. One entire row was full of toilet paper - tons of it.

            Thinking it would be bad now if you got a stomach virus and a case of diarrhea.

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            • #66
              for video entertainment, the all-time Oscar best movie winners, with IMDB ratings (as of time I entered into DB; some have undoubtedly changed by a decimal or two in the interim):
              YEAR OSCAR WINNER IMDB
              1928 Wings (Outstanding Picture) 7.8
              1928 Sunrise (Artistic Picture) 8.4
              1929 Broadway Melody Of 1929 6.5
              1930 All Quiet On The Western Front 8.1
              1931 Cimarron 6.2
              1932 Grand Hotel 7.6
              1933 Cavalcade 6.6
              1934 It Happened One Night 8.2
              1935 Mutiny On The Bounty 7.9
              1936 The Great Ziegfeld 7.0
              1937 The Life Of Emile Zola 7.4
              1938 You Can't Take It With You 8.0
              1939 Gone With The Wind 8.1
              1940 Rebecca 8.4
              1941 How Green Was My Valley 7.9
              1942 Mrs. Miniver 7.7
              1943 Casablanca 8.8
              1944 Going My Way 7.5
              1945 The Lost Weekend 8.2
              1946 The Best Years Of Our Lives 8.2
              1947 Gentleman's Agreement 7.3
              1948 Hamlet 8.0
              1949 All The King's Men 7.6
              1950 All About Eve 8.4
              1951 An American In Paris 7.3
              1952 The Greatest Show on Earth 6.7
              1953 From Here To Eternity 7.8
              1954 On The Waterfront 8.4
              1955 Marty 7.7
              1956 Around The World In 80 Days 6.8
              1957 The Bridge on the River Kwai 8.4
              1958 Gigi 6.9
              1959 Ben-Hur 8.2
              1960 The Apartment 8.3
              1961 West Side Story 7.7
              1962 Lawrence Of Arabia 8.6
              1963 Tom Jones 7.2
              1964 My Fair Lady 7.8
              1965 The Sound Of Music 7.8
              1966 A Man for All Seasons 8.1
              1967 In The Heat Of The Night 8.1
              1968 Oliver! 7.6
              1969 Midnight Cowboy 7.9
              1970 Patton 8.1
              1971 The French Connection 7.9
              1972 The Godfather 9.1
              1973 The Sting 8.3
              1974 The Godfather: Part II 9.0
              1975 One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest 8.8
              1976 Rocky 7.9
              1977 Annie Hall 8.2
              1978 The Deer Hunter 8.2
              1979 Kramer Vs. Kramer 7.6
              1980 Ordinary People 7.8
              1981 Chariots Of Fire 7.3
              1982 Gandhi 8.1
              1983 Terms Of Endearment 7.3
              1984 Amadeus 8.4
              1985 Out Of Africa 6.9
              1986 Platoon 8.2
              1987 The Last Emperor 7.8
              1988 Rain Man 7.9
              1989 Driving Miss Daisy 7.4
              1990 Dances With Wolves 7.9
              1991 The Silence Of The Lambs 8.6
              1992 Unforgiven 8.2
              1993 Schindler's List 8.8
              1994 Forrest Gump 8.4
              1995 Braveheart 8.3
              1996 The English Patient 7.2
              1997 Titanic 7.1
              1998 Shakespeare In Love 7.4
              1999 American Beauty 8.6
              2000 Gladiator 8.2
              2001 A Beautiful Mind 7.9
              2002 Chicago 7.3
              2003 The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King 8.8
              2004 Million Dollar Baby 8.2
              2005 Crash 8.1
              2006 The Departed 8.6
              2007 No Country for Old Men 8.5
              2008 Slumdog Millionaire 8.0
              2009 The Hurt Locker 7.6
              2010 The King's Speech 8.0
              2011 The Artist 8.0
              2012 Argo 7.8
              2013 12 Years A Slave 8.1
              2014 Birdman 7.8
              2015 Spotlight 8.3
              2016 Moonlight 7.5
              2017 The Shape Of Water 7.6
              2018 Green Book 8.2
              2019 Parasite 8.6

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              • #67
                Meanwhile.... on Twitter...

                Please, God, someone do a sport so my boyfriend will stop talking about his sourdough starter.

                https://mobile.twitter.com/olgakhaza...97812243173376

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                • #68
                  Godfather 1 & 2 only ones at 9.0 or above

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                  • #69
                    If you have a library card, you get free access to the movie collection on the Kanopy app. It's available for any device including TV devices like Roku. It has a lot more high quality indie cinema than the mainstream streaming services. Pretty good kids selection also.

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                    • #70
                      Meanwhile...

                      Book sales surge as self-isolating readers stock up on ‘bucket list’ novels

                      Paperback fiction sales rose by 35% last week, with a notable interest in challenging classics

                      Authors have reported that they are also attempting classic novels for the first time, including Stephen King, who announced on Twitter he had “finally got around” to James Joyce’s notoriously challenging Ulysses. “I understand it better than I expected, but I have to say it’s really fucking Irish,” the horror novelist wrote.

                      https://amp.theguardian.com/books/20...mpression=true

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                      • #71
                        My Kindle stack of books seems to grow every day. Now reading the Six Days of the Condor mentioned elsewhere - nice expansion of the story we all know from the movie that only took half as long.

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                        • #72
                          gee, maybe I should make my 15th attempt at War & Peace!

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                          • #73
                            I've been listening to Ulysses on Audible for awhile now...about an hour each day....it`s actually rather enjoyable...not quite sure what is going on....but I don't think it matters.

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                            • #74
                              Gravity's Rainbow
                              Finnegan's Wake
                              War and Peace
                              Moby Dick

                              novels I have started and could not finish due to extreme impatience with either the plot pace or the obscure way the material was presented!

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                              • #75
                                My Dad used to coach a guy in the '80s, who is now a professor of English and apparently quite an authority on James Joyce (2 books published). He was a fairly useful 800/1500m runner in his teens and early 20s.

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