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by David Loftus
Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:59 am
Forum: General
Topic: "Israel!" "Is Not!"
Replies: 292
Views: 54994

Re: "Israel!" "Is Not!"

> "eugenics" is not necessarly the same thing as "genocide"

Quite so. Forced sterilizations, which were practiced at times in the U.S. upon blacks and the mentally disabled without their consent and even knowledge, are a form of eugenics that is not genocidal.
by David Loftus
Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:37 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha reading?
Replies: 2033
Views: 314676

Re: Whatcha reading?

What are you reading right now, David? The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: tales of murder, madness, and obsession by David Grann The Elephant Vanishes by Haruki Murakami What Every Person Should Know About War by Chris Hedges Recently finished several books by Ian Frazier (Dating Your Mom, Great Plains...
by David Loftus
Tue Jul 20, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha reading?
Replies: 2033
Views: 314676

Re: Whatcha reading?

If he can't keep the threads straight, you should just start deleting those posts.

It's just one more irritant to have to read this blather on a thread where I was expecting to discuss books.
by David Loftus
Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: "Israel!" "Is Not!"
Replies: 292
Views: 54994

Re: "Israel!" "Is Not!"

As is the case with the complacent hordes. I understand that roughly 80 percent (or more) of the population of Israel is either some other sect of Jew besides orthodox or just plain secular, and their response historically to orthodox Jewish sects' interest in running the religious establishment has...
by David Loftus
Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: Webderlanders
Topic: David Loftus redux
Replies: 611
Views: 162920

Re: David Loftus redux

I got a terrific compliment from a sometime filmmaker friend of mine after he saw yesterday afternoon's show of "The King and I." He said I had an "American Alan Rickman" quality.
by David Loftus
Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha reading?
Replies: 2033
Views: 314676

Re: Whatcha reading?

Or, as Orson Welles once called him (on that wonderful but obscure comedy record about the ascendancy of Richard Nixon, "The Begatting of the President") . . . Curtains LeMay.
by David Loftus
Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: SCIENCE VS RELIGION
Replies: 8451
Views: 845220

Re: SCIENCE VS RELIGION

It is, indeed. And a deluxe model the likes of which I have not encountered before: It has a retractable neck. So I've been sending cast and crew into hysterics by pumping it in and out and saying, "Wanna see me choke the chicken?"

It's a prop for one of my genies in "Aladdin."
by David Loftus
Thu Jul 15, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 1941199

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Sissy Fuss
by David Loftus
Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:26 am
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 1941199

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

Too slow, Loftus."

Too easy, Harrison.
by David Loftus
Wed Jul 14, 2010 10:41 pm
Forum: Webderlanders
Topic: David Loftus redux
Replies: 611
Views: 162920

Re: David Loftus redux

I did a video audition yesterday that you might find amusing. . . .

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wF3fcRLQ5Vs
by David Loftus
Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: Webderlanders
Topic: David Loftus redux
Replies: 611
Views: 162920

Re: David Loftus redux

My children's theater production of "Aladdin" (in which I play both Snodgrass, Genie of the Ring, and Bubba, Genie of the Lamp), opens with two performances tomorrow. I have six shows of "Aladdin" and five shows of "The King and I" this week; obviously, I'll be doing tw...
by David Loftus
Tue Jul 13, 2010 8:43 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Wathcya watchin'?
Replies: 1642
Views: 336441

Re: Wathcya watchin'?

> I found myself wondering (not for the first time) why there aren't more genuinely speculative films like this. Because they don't have enough cheap romance and explosions to please the average American, who doesn't like to have to think during entertainment. (Note: I haven't seen "Moon,"...
by David Loftus
Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:11 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Whatcha reading?
Replies: 2033
Views: 314676

Re: Whatcha reading?

You're not alone in finding those final "wrap-up" chapters deadly and seemingly unnecessary.

But it's a helluva piece of work nevertheless. History and romance novel all in one.
by David Loftus
Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:10 am
Forum: Pop Culture
Topic: Wathcya watchin'?
Replies: 1642
Views: 336441

Re: Wathcya watchin'?

I always loved "Love and Death." I was the only one laughing in a movie theater on the south coast of Oregon when he talks about how his boyhood activities were different from his brothers wrestling in the dirt, and it shows him hanging on a cross. I also was alone in immediately finding i...
by David Loftus
Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:05 am
Forum: General
Topic: THE PAVILION ANNEX
Replies: 9947
Views: 1941199

Re: THE PAVILION ANNEX

I like that one. Not a belly laugher, but a goofy-grin-of-recognition type of joke.

My favorite jokes are stories that are too long for me to type right now, but here's a short one I heard recently that I liked:

Did you hear about the silkworms that had a race? It ended in a tie.

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