Nothing says cheap shot like quoting someone verbatim and in context.
I'll add to that list some under-appreciated gems: Explorers, Monster Squad and Space Camp. And if you expand to include teenagers, the list explodes, but few are more fun, imo, than the middle act of Iron Eagle.
I was hoping this was going to be about music venues. For instance, I've stopped going to Minglewood because the sound is just too bad. Too many potentially great shows ruined by the sound of the space for me to keep giving them money.
It didn't really seem to me that CO was badmouthing anyone or anything. He just claimed that the nation was not, in fact, paying any attention to this election, or to Memphis in general.
The multiple national media stories about it today tell us that he was wrong about the election. Full stop.
As for Memphis, and whether or not anyone out there cares, Chris makes some good points (I'd add to your list of TV show "Police Women of Memphis," which, despite its voyeuristic premise is often remarkably thoughtful in its framing and presentation), but there's probably more to talk about there. I guess I'd start with "Just how much attention SHOULD the rest of the nation/world be paying to Memphis?"
Well, I came here to post a link to this http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.p… showing that national media was, at the very least, paying attention to this race, if not everyday Memphis, but honestly, I think others have made that point better already.
I don't think we get an undue amount of attention, nor do I imagine that people in other cities spend a TON of time thinking about us and our local politics, but then, I don't spend a ton of time thinking about Dallas or Atlanta or St. Louis or Nashville, either.
Are super-serious, enunciating-in-tights productions of Shakespeare really the norm? I feel like I've seen WAY more instances of the Bard's tales set in 19XX than I've seen of the other. Honestly, while it seemed endlessly clever to me 15 years ago -- owing more to my youth than to the true novelty of it even then, I'm sure -- at this point the very notion of Shakespeare draped in decade-specific styling cliches is well and truly played out.
Your mom doesn't understand the nature of the work.
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