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Name: Sam
Gender: Male
Hometown: Philadelphia, PA
Current location: Aix-en-Provence
Member since: 2002
Number of posts: 16,870

About Me

Moved to France in September of 2018 after buying our apartment in 2017 after the debacle of the election. We're glad to be here, but we continue to be involved with what's happening in the US.

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Just saw 'Cats' and really did like it.

So, it was savaged by the critics(especially Kyle Buchanan at the NYTimes who would seem to be a joyless little shitbird with some serious psych issues), but I found it really a good adaptation of the stage show.

The music still holds up after all these years, far better than some other pieces that Andrew Lloyd Webber has done, and the performances were all top notch. Yes, it is 'over the top' and not realistic, but then it is a musical adapted from a book of poems about cats written by T S Eliot.

If you're after serious cinema, this is not the movie for you. If you like the music, some of which you've heard before('Memories' being the song that was 'the' big hit), and you like dance and visual jokes, you'll have fun.

A holiday wish for Republican friends and lurkers

From a good friend on Facebook, who should be posting here:


I am feeling magnanimous this sacred holiday season - I want to make a wish that will bring happiness to my Republican friends and others who support President Trump.

I fervently hope your prayers are answered and that each of your children and grand children and great-grandchildren become exactly the same type of person as your hero - may they have forever the same sense of decency and morality and acute gift for fair business dealings and sensitivity to the value of others, especially the opposite sex. May your progeny be as faithful to their marriage vows as has been the Christian President you revere. May they learn to refer to others with the same respect the President refers to others - especially the dead who mean so much to other people.

Republicans everywhere: may your dreams come true. May your progeny forever become exactly like your hero in every conceivable way. You will be so proud.
I pray this in Mammon's name.

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