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FailureToCommunicate

(14,127 posts)
147. "Well...some men you just can't reach."
Wed Aug 29, 2012, 08:40 PM
Aug 2012

Paul Newman passed away about the same time I joined DU. His role in "Cool Hand Luke" had always been a favorite of mine and seemed to sum up a lot about the pointless but dogged attempts to flee the shackles of the Bush years...

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As Luke shows us, we can try to make the best of what often is a lousy situation.
DU is THE place I come to for news, and solace.
Thanks Bertha for the thread.
And thanks as always to Skinner, Earl and the whole DU crew!
How did you come by your username? [View all] Bertha Venation Aug 2012 OP
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These days, I might be happy to get a 39. :) pinboy3niner Aug 2012 #170
I had a very similar experience!! MADem Aug 2012 #183
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or Mutha NightWatcher Aug 2012 #150
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mine is kind of self evident. luv_mykatz Aug 2012 #28
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Ah! Then you have yet to read navarth Aug 2012 #130
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"Well...some men you just can't reach." FailureToCommunicate Aug 2012 #147
Good movie, good choice pinboy3niner Aug 2012 #149
Lucky you! I am envious. Newman' final role was the voice of FailureToCommunicate Aug 2012 #160
I am a quaker named bill quaker bill Aug 2012 #148
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Lindyrig Lindyrig Aug 2012 #155
Started lurking in 2001. Joined in 2002. Need I say more? chimpymustgo Aug 2012 #156
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A nod to Democratic Blue with a wink to Doctor Who TardisBlue Aug 2012 #162
Welcome to DU, TardisBlue Bertha Venation Aug 2012 #181
Thank you! TardisBlue Sep 2012 #193
I live in a historic part of NY that not many appreciate. Historic NY Aug 2012 #163
You mean that area where Pete Seeger helped save some big polluted river? FailureToCommunicate Aug 2012 #184
A bit north In the Hudson Highlands... Historic NY Aug 2012 #186
I got it from reading the correspondence between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. JDPriestly Aug 2012 #164
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Thanks for this thread. Pat Riot Aug 2012 #182
. ohnoyoudidnt Aug 2012 #187
my parents came up with it Kali Aug 2012 #185
It was the last thing I heard before the first time I got my ass kicked. nt ohnoyoudidnt Aug 2012 #188
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It's the same as LiveNudePolitics Sep 2012 #194
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This message was self-deleted by its author littlemissmartypants Sep 2012 #209
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Old childhood nickname PRETZEL Sep 2012 #213
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My real first name is Rachel and rachel1 Oct 2012 #216
It's What I Now Am, Backward Redlo Nosrep Oct 2012 #217
I've always loved yours, by the way. Mine is homage to Grandpa and Cherokee ancestry, live in TX and txwhitedove Oct 2012 #218
I know I've done this before, but it's been a while so.. opiate69 Oct 2012 #219
Goes without saying. joshcryer Oct 2012 #220
After 2004 election, Blue_In_AK Oct 2012 #221
I blame marijuana. nt. JustABozoOnThisBus Oct 2012 #222
My expressed my feelings about the country after Bush stole the election. sinkingfeeling Oct 2012 #223
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