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78.01/ Week seventy-eight, January 8-14, 2022, thread here.

Week 77 below.
78.02/ #MotzeiShabbatMovieNight, John Woo's "Paycheck"
Why? (1) Underrated sci-fi action mystery, (2) we saw Mission:Impossible 2 wks ago and it's sequel is by Jon Woo... but it's terrible while this movie is great and almost the same genre…
78.04/ During this late stage of the #TrumpCrisis I repeat to myself, as a social scientist, that I must remember to recognize the affects of (1) race & (2) religion (for ease of use: white supremacy)
78.05/ I'm just now starting to calm down and comprehend that the #Steelers are one step away from the playoffs after starting 1-3. What a ride!
78.06/ This thread articulates a lot of how I'm seeing things too, especially this point:
78.07/ I feel this sentiment and resonate with this thread (and there's serendipity that her grandparents and mine come from the same part of the old country).
78.08/ BE"H I'll make a separate list for my reactions/thoughts about Sunday's #NFL drama (why clog up my main feed?) but to kick it off (har) attached is the chart my son & I finished for all the games of the 2021 season. See below for 2020's version.
An excel sheet printed out,...
78.09/ Never have I respected a US Senator more than after seeing this short clip of a gorilla loose in a space station.
78.11/ Like the Onion, this account will often predict the future behavior of the reprobate RedHats but until then, the satiric clarity it offers is refreshing:
78.12/ My thread about the #NFL madness from Sunday, especially as it relates to my ancestral team (I was born in Pittsburgh), the #Steelers
78.13/ This thread is a useful key to help navigate the health care system. To me, it's not as much a "cheat sheet" as a way to translate what you're enduring into language that is practical for HCP, which is a neglected modern skill.
78.14/ The assault on the Democrats from both sides is maddening; the rhetoric is nearly identical. I agree with much of this short thread and this in particular: the idea that Ds don't fight.
78.15/ Another short thread that reflects my view about the need to defend the successes of the Democrats - to not let perfect be the enemy of the good - and avoid depressive doomerism that undermines our chance for improving our future.
78.16/ This is a great starting point for a soc-sci investigation because Netanel's hypothesis is likely to be true: those that erase women are those who protect predators. It's the patriarchy, which is a toxic self-indulgent "interpretation" of halakhah.
78.17/ Politics is a subtle art and many of the #Literalists can't understand the rhetoric or actions (which is why they are duped by the all-talk, no action grifters). Oliver is correct, Mitch has an ouchie and this is what a successful hit looks like.
78.18/ I don't know how @Pittsburgh_Dad is able to see into my brain during the games, but he evidently can.

Everyone was asleep during SNF so I had to suffer, and cheer, in total silence. Which I deserve (grumble). #HereWeGo
78.18b/ Welp, here's his response. I'm not surprised he's Prof. X. Or at least, Mentok.

78.19/ The OLP/Chochmat Nashim divrei Torah are great except it's hard to find the entries by #parsha. Here are the 4 I've found so far for #Beshalach:
78.20/ There's also a new essay by the always great Dean Rachel Friedman of Lamdeinu about the Song of the Sea via Rabbi Angel's site. #Parsha #Beshalach…
78.22/ #NFL All-Pro votes are out: TJ Watt is a unanimous 1st Team! He's got to get DPOY, now.

Edge: Watt, 50
IDL: Heyward, 19
S: Fitzpatrick, 1
ST: Killebrew, 3 & D. Watt, 1

Snubbed: Boswell (PK)…
78.23/ My technical problems are continuing so it's getting harder to stay online. And Shabbas is also very soon. Stay safe everyone and #ShabbatShalom

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177.01/ Week one-hundred and seventy-seven, December 2-8, 2023, thread begins here.

Week 176 below.
177.02/ #MotzeiShabbatMovieNight continues, tonight is a family favorite and an underrated comedy "Muppets from Space (1999)"…
177.03/ A clarification: I'm not "shaming" people who refuse to vote for Democrats because they want to punish Biden for supporting Israel; I'm identifying your behavior as - at best - a tantrum & at worst the mentality of a suicide-bomber. You feel shame because you're exposed.
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176.01/ Week one-hundred and seventy-six, November 25-December 1, 2023, thread begins here.

Week 175 below.
176.02/ #MotzeiShabbatMovieNight continues. This week "Denial (2016)" about Holocaust denial, because it's great and because we're facing a new assault on truth, this time about October 7th.…
176.03/ I'm not writing more about the freeing of some of the hostages because of mental self-preservation. If I think too much about kidnapped children and what they went through I descend into a deep despair. Thank God they are being freed, what a literal nightmare.
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175.01/ Week one-hundred and seventy-five, November 18-24, 2023, thread begins here.

Week 174 below.
175.02/ #MotzeiShabbatMovieNight continues. This week the incredible technological and artistic masterpiece "Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio." The highest level of art.…
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Nov 12
174.01/ Week one-hundred and seventy-four, November 11-17, 2023, thread begins here.

Week 173 below.
174.02/ The newest season of #MotzeiShabbatMovieNight began tonight with "Flash Gordon." It's a camp classic and stars Topol a'h, the wonderful Israeli actor. One of the extras on my disk has Alex Ross saying it's his favorite film!…
174.03/ Dave Barry @rayadverb taught generations of comedy lovers about this amazing spectacle. The Great 'Spoldey Whale Incident.
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Nov 4
173.01/ Week one-hundred and seventy-three, November 4-10, 2023, thread begins here.

Week 172 below.
173.02/ After a number of discussions with many in the world Jewish community I think most of us are at the 5th stage of grief with our former friends: acceptance. We oscillate, sure. Some are still denying, a number of the "pick-me"s are still bargaining.…
173.03/ #ChochmatNashim for #ChayeiSarah 2022 5783 (Last year). @ChochmatNashim

Downloadable PDF with working links to Divrei Torah from Orthodox women scholars.

(Alt. spellings: #ChayeiSara #ChayaSara)…
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Oct 28
172.01/ Week one-hundred and seventy-two, October 28-November 3, 2023, thread begins here.

Week 171 below.
172.02/ Oh my! Happy Cow Tools Day for all who celebrate!
172.03/ Just came back from a lecture and Q&A with @jeremybob1 and while what he said about the current situation is grim, I'm glad to have learned so much. Also, I'm definitely going to buy his book.
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