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Classic Pick O’ the Day — November 1

Infernal Affairs (2002) An undercover cop tries to find the mole within the police department. Dir: Andrew Lau. Cast: Tony Leung, Andy Lau, Chen Daoming, Kelly Chen, Edison Chen. TV-MA. 10:30 PM PDT.

Run, don’t walk to see this movie… one of the best of the last decade. This is a great cop movie: [...]

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Halloween Open Thread

People’s Monopoly

I realized pretty soon after becoming a teenager that the board game Monopoly, while fun, wasn’t a very realistic portrayal of economic reality. A bit later I had realized that it was quite socialist in nature viewing landlords as out to bankrupt their competitors. Harper’s has an interesting piece on Monopoly and its origins. [...]

Clinton Drops a Sandy Burger

Hmmm… now what could Bill Clinton be thinking? Any guesses?

h/t: Jim Treacher

Leave “Nobody” Behind

I swear the man is a goddamn asshole. I have zero respect for him — don’t care about the office.

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Live Long And Prosper

George Lucas sells Lucasfilm (finally!) to Disney for $4billion (and change). Star Wars episode 7 coming out in 2015. From the Disney website:

Continuing its strategy of delivering exceptional creative content to audiences around the world, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. in a stock and cash transaction. [...]

Classic Pick O’ the Day — October 31

The Ghoul (1932) An ancient Egyptian returns to punish those who violated his tomb. Dir: T. Hayes Hunter. Cast: Boris Karloff, Cedric Hardwicke, Ernest Thesiger, Ralph Richardson. TV-PG. 7:30 AM EDT. TCM.

This isn’t quite up to Universal horror standards but it is Karloff in fine horror-mode here nonetheless. Also on tomorrow TCM is [...]

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