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It’s late in the month and that means it’s time for another romp through pop culture, ephemera, and tales of travel. This week: Rob has a Midnight Express moment, Jonah wants to check into a movie themed hotel, and John once had a girlfriend with a mysterious past.

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  1. Gary McVey Contributor
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    I haven’t started the playback yet, but Jonah should look into the Berlin Hollywood Media Hotel, where every room is themed. It’s on the Ku-damm, the classy Fifth Avenue of formerly West Berlin.

    It was built by a German film producer who spent decades making art films to make up for his more salacious films of the Sixties.

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  2. kedavis Inactive
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    I guess they no longer have a two-episodes-per-month contract with advertisers.

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  3. kedavis Inactive
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    The genius of writing on toilet paper is that it makes editing/rewriting a lot easier, on a square-by-square basis.

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  4. kedavis Inactive
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    What about the hotel from the movie “Hotel?”

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  5. Henry Castaigne Member
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  6. Internet's Hank Contributor
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    @HankRhody

    On the question of where to go with a time machine, consider pre revolution Cuba. I’d like to idle away an evening or two sipping on rum drinks with Hemingway and losing games of chance with gamblers who are on the run from the law. 

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  7. Internet's Hank Contributor
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    @HankRhody

    I’m glad Podhoretz is easing so quickly into “it doesn’t matter how much you bug me, I won’t tell you my Thai ladyboy story.” Because frankly I never want to hear the story itself, but bugging him about it endlessly seems like a good time.

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  8. thelonious Member
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    I’m tired of writers telling us how difficult writing is. You only work 4 hours a day. It’s a fun part time gig is what it sounds like. 

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  9. kedavis Inactive
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    thelonious (View Comment):

    I’m tired of writers telling us how difficult writing is. You only work 4 hours a day. It’s a fun part time gig is what it sounds like.

     

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  10. Wildmuk Coolidge
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    @WilliamMukalian

    Janet Leigh did not have good luck with hotels and motels.  The Bates, and then there was Mirador Motel in Touch of Evil and another odd night manager in Dennis Weaver. 

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  11. randallg Member
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    Peele also developed a recent Twilight Zone series that is really worth watching.

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  12. kedavis Inactive
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    randallg (View Comment):

    Peele also developed a recent Twilight Zone series that is really worth watching.

    Isn’t that the one that’s just remakes of the previous shows but with black/latino actors?

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  13. randallg Member
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    randallg (View Comment):

    Peele also developed a recent Twilight Zone series that is really worth watching.

    Isn’t that the one that’s just remakes of the previous shows but with black/latino actors?

    They did re-use (and change) some themes such as the famous one with William Shatner. I didn’t notice the race of the actors. It is not woke.

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  14. kedavis Inactive
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    randallg (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    randallg (View Comment):

    Peele also developed a recent Twilight Zone series that is really worth watching.

    Isn’t that the one that’s just remakes of the previous shows but with black/latino actors?

    They did re-use (and change) some themes such as the famous one with William Shatner. I didn’t notice the race of the actors. It is not woke.

    Maybe they didn’t re-write the scripts in woke-ish, but the reason for re-doing the same stories with black and latino actors is itself woke.

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  15. Charlotte Member
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    Why do they all hate M*A*S*H? It’s one of the greatest sitcoms of all time, especially the early seasons with Henry Blake and Trapper John (although Charles Winchester was awesome too). Yes, Alan Alda eventually let his sanctimony get the better of him, but there was so much else to enjoy that it was easy to ignore him.

     

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  16. kedavis Inactive
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    Charlotte (View Comment):

    Why do they all hate M*A*S*H? It’s one of the greatest sitcoms of all time, especially the early seasons with Henry Blake and Trapper John (although Charles Winchester was awesome too). Yes, Alan Alda eventually let his sanctimony get the better of him, but there was so much else to enjoy that it was easy to ignore him.

    There was a lot to enjoy, but sometimes the cognitive dissonance around an 11-year sitcom set during a 2-year (for the US) war can be a little rough.

    And how many times did they celebrate Christmas/New Year’s on the show, anyway?

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  17. kedavis Inactive
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    Only 3 days remaining for a single “episode” this month.

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  18. Blue Yeti Admin
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    kedavis (View Comment):

    Only 3 days remaining for a single “episode” this month.

    Recording tomorrow!

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  19. Henry Castaigne Member
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    Blue Yeti (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    Only 3 days remaining for a single “episode” this month.

    Recording tomorrow!

    I look forward to it.

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