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  1. https://www.avclub.com/new-oscars-teaser-confirms-the-bear-will-be-back-and-se-1850217739 New tag line for VC: "music nerds of a certain vintage". (The Bear probably should have had it's own thread by now!)
  2. This kind of nerdy nonsense is right up my alley, I don't know why I didn't read this whole series decades ago.
  3. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler is one of my all-time faves, so I'm not sure why I never read anything else by her. I'm well overdue for this one (literally, it was due back to the library yesterday; I'll need to get through it quickly ).
  4. Love this one, I read it many years ago. Due for a re-read!
  5. My nephew said once that the four main characters on The Inbetweeners were just like him and his three best friends in high school. So I had to watch it, and I was horrified (and also, horrified at how much I enjoyed it ) I loved We Are Lady Parts!
  6. Steve Martin wrote a play, which I saw 20+ years ago, called Picasso at the Lapin Agile. It's an imagining of Picasso and Einstein meeting a Paris cafe and discussing their respective geniuses. Lots of fun! Steve Martin described it as "Focusing on Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity and Picasso’s master painting, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, the play attempts to explain, in a light-hearted way, the similarity of the creative process involved in great leaps of imagination in art and science". The ending is incredibly silly, but it's worth seeing if you ever get the chance.
  7. One more that I forgot to post! For anyone who thinks our phones aren't listening to us: I went to college with Adam Langer, did not know him at all, but now we've got a couple of friends in common on facebook. I was mentioning to my sister last week that I was reading this (we both very much enjoyed one of his previous books, Crossing California). Next time I looked at facebook, I had a new suggested friend: Adam Langer.
  8. New one for the new year. Link to last year (a few folks, including me, posted a few for this year over there already): https://viachicago.org/topic/54942-now-reading-2022
  9. Just finished this one. I went to college with the author. At a reunion a few years ago, I asked how she'd been and she told me this whole story in about 10 minutes. She was entertaining when I knew her back then, and she's still incredibly entertaining now!
  10. I've only done online tournaments, and haven't come anywhere near 18th place in any of them! I keep thinking someone should organize a west-coast tournament; and I'm hoping someone gets around to doing that before I retire next year and realize I have no excuse not to do it myself.
  11. ACPT?? I have yet to be able to work out the timing to get to that. Now I will be doubly-jealous of all combo ACPT/Wilco show-goers!
  12. I can't read it either. Someone more tech-y than me will probably have a more coherent answer, but I'm guessing it's a casualty of years of the board being switched over to different servers, etc. We probably lost some data along the way, although I can't imagine why it would show up in that particular way. if you read through the whole thread you'll probably find that most of the original post was replied to and expanded on by LouieB and other posters. It's not a great substitute for the original, but there's definitely plenty of info still available!
  13. I was hoping I'd see this in here. I'm not a huge football fan, but I've been listening to a podcast about FIFA called The Lords of Soccer. Haven't gotten to Qatar yet, but it's almost impressive how corrupt the organization has been, and for so long!
  14. Dave's friends and family are putting together a memorial event, and are also raising funds for some expenses and to put a memorial bench at his favorite walking spot. Please chip in if you can: https://gofund.me/bf33b0de
  15. Dave's friends and family are putting together a memorial event, and are also raising funds for some expenses and to put a memorial bench at his favorite walking spot. Please chip in if you can: https://gofund.me/bf33b0de
  16. I think Jim hit the nail on the head by saying it was effortless to speak to him. He was naturally cool, and so funny without being exhausting to be around (some of my best friends are exhausting to be around...). He was a sweetheart, we talked about comedy and his time in San Francisco, and I feel so lucky to have known him. Such a loss.
  17. How about Wilco Heard While You’re At Home Bingeing Absolute Trash TV? https://www.netflix.com/us/title/81021929?s=i&trkid=13747225&vlang=en&clip=81560897 The first five minutes of Space Force, Season 2, Episode 6. (I’m in a fife and drum band, and I’d heard before that Steve Carrell was, too. I watched the first minute, and then spent 20 minutes sending it to all my band mates, before coming back to watch the NEXT few minutes. I was not expecting that reveal!)
  18. I'm planning to be in Boston 5/27-5/30. Maybe I'll get to wave to some of you at the airport.
  19. So many of my favorite people are on this thread. I'm pretty sure I joined in late 2002/early 2003 (just before the show at the Great American Music Hall). I knew I had "arrived" as a VCer when I had a conversation with Brianne and Natalie. I wish I had archived all of Natalie's posts, I would love to read about the Sentient Action Figures again. And I miss Appreciation Threads! You don't get those on facebook. (Oh, and also, I wish I had access to the VC emoji on all platforms!)
  20. Nick Offerman was on Colbert the other night, he discussed his "three-way bromance" with Jeff Tweedy and George Saunders:
  21. Thank you! I can't tell you how much I appreciate having on-the-spot tech help.
  22. Yeah, San Jose is the only show I was planning to go to (originally had tickets for SF and Oakland, too...), but I'm not sure how I'm going to feel about going if it's not moved outdoors. But I had really good seats for the indoor venue! If it gets moved to a GA outdoor show, I'll need to think about it.
  23. Donna, I somehow missed this until now! Congrats!!! Yay babies!! That is one healthy looking little guy!
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