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  1. 2020-21 MLB Hot Stove Discussion

    PS: Definitely NSFW! His restaurant had terrible food. Hate to say, but even if that Jackson play was changed, Dodgers still get steamrolled.
  2. 2020-21 MLB Hot Stove Discussion

    Tommy Lasorda died today. Dang, this guy was involved in so many of my memories of Dodger baseball. A unique personality. I remember how highly he was touted when he replaced Walter Alston (The Dugout Statue), and these young players coming up at the same time. Garvey, Lopes, Cey, Russell, Ferguson, Valentine (sadly injured). It was an amazing time to be a Dodger fan.
  3. Post a pic

    The 6MWE t-shirt was despicable
  4. Carl Jung's Red Book Liber Novus for some reason kept calling out to me: "Buy me! Buy me!" Who am I to say no to a book? it's gorgeous!
  5. what are you drinking right now?

    Nickel & Nickel Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 Quarry Vineyard
  6. COVID 19 Poll For the New Year

    Last month a close friend died from covid that he contracted at his assisted living facility. He was the contact person who I met that introduced me into the organization that I'm still in now, knew him for forty years. Maybe because I'm in California, but I see 2021 as a year that will be in a continual stay-at-home mode, off and on, throughout the year. It's impossible to plan anything. I'm responsible for planning a big, five hundred person hotel conference event; had to cancel 2020 and forget 2021. I've postponed it to 2025, but even then, who knows if that kind of event is possible even then given the new reality. I'm trying my best to be responsible and attentive to others. I always wear a mask outside or in a public area. When I have to go to in-person large group meetings with others from out of state, I always test afterward (there's a good, accessible program in Napa). My big fear is what the present situation is doing to our society, it seems as if a generation of students are being lost with the shut downs. Even when schools open, who knows what the quality of their eduction will be, and I don't mean this as a criticism of teachers or school administrations, it's a difficult situation and there's no easy way out. The elderly have it bad, a lot of people out of work, despair is getting more prevalent, who knows where it all lead. Still, I'm hopeful that things will work out for the good, and eventually, some kind of normalcy will return, hopefully by the summer of 2022.
  7. Singing in the Rain. It's the movie I return to time and time again. It's my all time favorite.
  8. Have a great 2021

    Here's to a better 2021 for everyone. I almost want to say: "It can't get any worse!" but I don't want to tempt the gods.
  9. Good News. The oldest looking cast of students this side of Beverly Hills 90210, very enjoyable movie though.
  10. How is this one? I've play his 70's music a lot, but never listened to this one.
  11. Dean Jones & Suzanne Pleshette. I wonder how many movies like this they appeared in? Disney did have its stable of solid, dependable comic actors back in the day.
  12. I get what you saying, in a way, but Thoreau (and the Thoreau family as a whole) was very committed to the Abolition Movement, as well as a participant in the Underground Railroad, so that outreach to others was there. One of the things that Dassow brings out is Thoreau's closeness to his family and the wide circle of people he knew. It was a complex life, and there are various ways of looking at it. Hope you enjoy it!
  13. 2020-21 MLB Hot Stove Discussion

    I'm still in denial that Darvish ever pitched in game seven in the 2017 World Series.. never freakin' happened!
  14. 2020-21 MLB Hot Stove Discussion

    Read somewhere that he has three years and 38 million left on his contract.
  15. 2020-21 MLB Hot Stove Discussion

    Think they keep Bryant for the start of the season, and wait until the trade deadline for the best deal. The rebuild starts again. The Padres are kicking butt in the trade market right now, though is it enough to catch the Dodgers? I have my doubts. The Dodgers have a great team and will be nearly impossible to beat. The biggest plus for the Padres is Tatis Jr., the guy wants to win now! so I expect a huge MVP year from him. Not sold on the Darvis deal, just something about Darvis makes me uneasy, you never know what you're getting from start to start.
  16. Soul. I'm in the minority, I didn't think it was all that great and I did not like the animation for the film. I'll have to watch it again, but I was underwhelmed at my first viewing.
  17. what are you drinking right now?

    Far Niente Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
  18. Laura. Such a wonderfully acted movie, the minute the characters appear on the screen, you know what kind of person they are. Always liked Vincent Price in this one.
  19. what are you drinking right now?

    En Route Pinot Noir 2018
  20. COVID-19 III: No Politics For Thee

    This pandemic is going to be the cause of a ton of Ph.D's. The amount of studies to come out from all of this will be a never ending stream of dissertations, studies, workshops and legislation for decades to come.
  21. COVID-19 III: No Politics For Thee

    The less said about the failure in leadership here, the better. No one, certainly not Gov. Newsom, seems to have a clue, other than a shut down, on what to do.
  22. While doing a search I stumbled onto this.

    I've always wondered what happened to Mnytime, sad if true, I enjoyed his post quite a bit. Looking at the BNBB is a journey into the past, brings up a lot of memories of people, times and places.
  23. How old are YOU?

    I'm a big fan of Old Time Radio shows, and for the longest time, I thought Petrillo was a made up name by Phil Harris (The Jack Benny Show and his own show). Then one day I decided to look the name up, and low-and-behold, it turns out to be a real person and a real head of the musician union.
  24. How old are YOU?

    62 here. Was in my 30's when I joined the BNBB. Strange when I think how present these two boards have been through a good chunk of my life -- kind of a touchstone.
  25. Jeff Clayton, RIP

    Damn! Wow this is depressing. RIP to a great musician. 2020 still keeps going in its suckitude.