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Old 07-31-2019, 09:12 AM   #1322
suitedjustice
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Re: Suitedjustice's Ongoing Mid-life Crisis

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DO you even poker anymore?
I'm on a summer break. I haven't had one of those since middle school. I worked summers in high school, and in college, and in adulthood. I think that maybe I've always wanted to take a summer off and see what it's like.

I'll be back soon, though, as I prefer not to be homeless and scrounging on the street.

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Hey sorry I said Stephen King novels are like the Big Mac of novels or something like that.
King might agree with you. He's never had any pretensions of being a literary writer. He just writes stories that a lot of people enjoy. His CV has a few forgettable stinkers like From a Buick 8 and Rose Madder, along with a few classics like The Stand and Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption that may still be around a hundred years from now, if people are still around and have a recognizable civilization. IMO the bulk of his stuff is decent fare, and his characters seem to have a real life to them.

Speaking of popular polarizing storytellers, I saw the new Tarantino movie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, yesterday. It was as good as any of his best stuff. I'll put it up there with Pulp Fiction and Inglourious Basterds along with two that he wrote but didn't direct that I love, True Romance and Natural Born Killers.

Margot Robbie playing Sharon Tate in a white miniskirt and gogo boots was a revelation.

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Brad Pitt and Leo DiCaprio were as good or even better than anyone could expect them to be, and they conjured up as classic of a duo as Newman and Redford in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Overall it was a beautiful love letter to Hollywood and to the <spoiler alert>
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late 60's in general. GJ Quentin.

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