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    Quote Originally Posted by Conor Dary View Post
    Speaking of the 1930s on this day in 1933 Roosevelt was almost assassinated....

    https://mobile.twitter.com/rauchway/...00892344315904
    dramatized as the best 2-part Untouchables ever, called "The Gun Of Zangara"
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh View Post
    dramatized as the best 2-part Untouchables ever, called "The Gun Of Zangara"

    The feeling in Chicago has been that the real target was the reform mayor Cermak which the Chicago Outfit didn't take kindly to after the corrupt Big Bill Thompson.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    It's a real rally held in 1939, but the way it's edited gives a certain 'spin' to its intent.
    I noticed in the credits that screenwriter credit went to Winston Smith of the Records Department at the Ministry of Truth for deft use of the memory hole in setting the record straight in this fantastically compelling story ! Bravo.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memory_hole
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    Getting a nomination can be stressful.....

    The Oscars gift bags are full of THC, CBD, and therapy to calm stressed-out celebs

    https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/2...gift-bags-swag
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conor Dary View Post
    Getting a nomination can be stressful.....

    The Oscars gift bags are full of THC, CBD, and therapy to calm stressed-out celebs

    https://www.vox.com/the-goods/2019/2...gift-bags-swag
    Would not be surprised if voters get them too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conor Dary View Post
    Getting a nomination can be stressful.....
    The Oscars gift bags are full of THC, CBD
    Certainly THC will getcha high, but I just learned (from WebMD) that CBD, though extracted from marijuana buds has zero ability to get you high, and the only medical tests that have some correlation to helping you is with epilepsy. There are unsubstantiated claims for helping with anxiety.
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    A powerful new form of medical marijuana, without the high

    “New” would be incorrect but “without the high” is. THC gives you the alcohol-like high, CBD fixes what medically ails you. These days you can easily get one or the other, or a combo of the two, at least wherever freedom reigns.

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    In the cannabis plant, CBD and THC generally have an inverse relationship: The more THC there is, the less CBD, and vice versa. In recent years, growers have bred some plants to contain high levels of CBD. Some say the two compounds work synergistically and that for many ailments, combining CBD and THC is best.

    What makes CBD especially appealing is that it doesn’t get the user high. Most recreational marijuana users want this effect, of course, but many patients would rather avoid it. This has allowed CBD to sidestep many of the political, legal and medical concerns that have hindered the spread of medical marijuana.

    “CBD has been a game-changer for medical marijuana,” says Martin Lee, the director of Project CBD, a Northern California nonprofit that promotes use of the compound. “Its safety and lack of psychoactivity undermines any argument that it should be illegal. It’s really shifted the national discussion on this issue.”
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    Looks like the odds on favorites are: Best Film: Roma. Best Director: Cuaron. Best Actor: Malik. Best Actress: Close. Best Supporting Actor: Ali Best supporting Actress: King.
    At least according to Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes. Seems that Bale's certain Oscar has faded. My guess is one or two of these will not go according to plan.
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    So let's have Atticus weigh in on the 2019 Oscars with his movie erudition - and any others. I will listen in the background while watching re-runs of Animal House, Caddyshack, The Hangover, and There's Something About Mary
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    Although my tastes do not coincide with the Academy's, I can appreciate great cinema.

    Green Book deserved anything it got, and more

    Best Picture: Green Book
    Supporting Actor: Mahershala Ali, Green Book
    Original Screenplay: Green Book

    My wife and I tried to watch Roma and were bored stiff in 15 minutes, but H'wood obviously loved it.

    Director: Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
    Cinematography: Roma
    Foreign Language Film: Roma

    I really thought Star is Born would win more, but Bohemian Rhapsody threw shade on it.

    Actor: Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
    Sound Editing: Bohemian Rhapsody
    Film Editing: Bohemian Rhapsody

    Original Song: Shallow from A Star Is Born

    Black Panther HAD to win stuff and it did.

    Original Score: Black Panther
    Production Design: Black Panther
    Costume Design: Black Panther

    As for the rest, from what I've read, they are legit.

    Actress: Olivia Colman, The Favourite
    Supporting Actress: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

    Adapted Screenplay: BlackKklansman
    Animated Feature: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
    Visual Effects: First Man
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