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  •  Here's some other stuff (7+ / 0-)
    the gifts of my new found atheism. The gifts of truth, science, nature. The real beauty of this world. I learned of evolution -– a theory so simple that only England’s greatest genius could have come up with it. Evolution of plants, animals and us –- with imagination, free will, love, humor. I no longer needed a reason for my existence, just a reason to live. And imagination, free will, love, humor, fun, music, sports, beer and pizza are all good enough reasons for living.  Ricky Gervais

    I sing praises in the church of nonsense, but in my heart I'm still an atheist, demanding sense of all things.

    by jbou on Wed Nov 13, 2013 at 06:58:33 PM PST

    •  The Invention Of Lying is probably the greatest (1+ / 0-)
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      exploration of the invention of god that I have ever seen.

    •  I love "Boardwalk Empire" (1+ / 0-)
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      And that scene at the beginning of every show always makes me think of a Magritte painting. They guy in a hat and suit.

      "Stupid just can't keep its mouth shut." -- SweetAuntFanny's grandmother.

      by Dbug on Wed Nov 13, 2013 at 08:54:09 PM PST

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      •  I enjoy Boardwalk a lot... (1+ / 0-)
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        but I would kill for two spinoffs one in Chicago and one in NYC.

        I sing praises in the church of nonsense, but in my heart I'm still an atheist, demanding sense of all things.

        by jbou on Wed Nov 13, 2013 at 09:02:38 PM PST

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        •  I totally agree (1+ / 0-)
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          The guy in New York is what's his name (the Jewish guy who tried to fix the 1917 World Series). You should find the movie "Eight Men Out," about Shoeless Joe Jackson and the World Series that was fixed. And that ancient scandal is why Pete Rose will never be in the Hall of Fame. I also wonder if Alex Rodriguez will ever be in the HOF.

          And the Chicago gangsters had a lot of great characters, too.

          What I love about "Boardwalk Empire" is that the cops are mostly crooked and the different groups of gangsters hate each other. It's like medieval Italian Medici politics.

          I love gangster movies. And gangster TV shows. Sometimes you find yourself cheering for one bad guy because you like him better than the other bad guys.

          "Stupid just can't keep its mouth shut." -- SweetAuntFanny's grandmother.

          by Dbug on Wed Nov 13, 2013 at 11:21:14 PM PST

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        •  My favorite gangster movies (1+ / 0-)
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          (off the top of my head, in rough order from best to 2nd best etc.)

          Goodfellas

          Miller’s Crossing

          Casino

          White Heat

          The Godfather II

          On the Waterfront

          Bugsy

          The Godfather I

          The Usual Suspects

          Bonnie and Clyde

          Cop Land

          "Stupid just can't keep its mouth shut." -- SweetAuntFanny's grandmother.

          by Dbug on Wed Nov 13, 2013 at 11:36:33 PM PST

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