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  1. Since the last thread was purged, I am resurrecting it for all of us 'foodies'. Post a description and/or photo of what you are eating now or what was your most recent meal. Since breakfast kicks off the day, I'll begin this thread with my breakfast that I'm about to tuck into: eggs sunny side up, bacon, French toast, orange juice.
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    Random Thoughts v.3

    Reminds me of the ugly tramps you see in New Jersey. The ones who used "Jersey Shore" as a life-style guide.
  3. Barney Hoskyns "Trampled Under Foot" is very readable and is a good all-around book to have in your collection. The Richard Cole and Stephen Davis bios are very salacious and poorly written...if you want groupie tales, you'll find them here. Although, "Hammer of the Gods", by nature being the very first Led Zeppelin biography written after the band's demise and the first taken seriously by the press and most widely read by fans, is recommended simply because it acts as a foundation, a starting point for all other Led Zeppelin books. Stay away from Davis' "1975 Tour" book...utter tripe and useless. Mick Wall's "When Giants Walked the Earth" is one I liked. But whether you like it will depend on how you feel about Mick assuming the "voice" of each member in certain parts. Dave Lewis has his good books although he comes off a little too fan-boyish sometimes. Still, the one Led Zeppelin book I find myself returning to again and again, and the one that still remains my favourite Led Zeppelin book overall is Charles R. Cross' "Led Zeppelin: Heaven and Hell". Great text. Great photos. It came out in the 1990s, so it's missing the O2 reunion and some of the recent bootleg discoveries. But for the meat-and-potatoes of the band during its 1968-80 lifetime, it's a must-have.
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    Cause of plant/JPJ friction

    I personally think the whole idea of a "grudge" between Plant and JPJ is overblown. I don't buy it for a minute. It's just humour-challenged people reading too much into off-the-cuff remarks made in interviews over the years. I believe they all have a healthy respect for each other...maybe even a brotherly love. They also have enough confidence in their bond that they take the piss now and then, knowing it's just a lark.
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    What Are You Listening To At This Moment?

    Happy 30th birthday.
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    Random Thoughts v.3

    I don't know what the big deal is. Vito Corleone was separated from his parents in America and he turned out fine.
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    I've Been Going to the...MOOOOvies

    James Bond last night at the Cinematheque for Father's Day. Lots of dads with their kids.
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    I've Been Going to the...MOOOOvies

    The new Christopher Nolan-supervised 70mm print of "2001" looked incredible at the Cinerama Dome.
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    I've Been Going to the...MOOOOvies

    Some cool documentaries. Mr. Rogers was one of my favourite people in the world...and "Won't You Be My Neighbor?" packs an emotional wallop. "Mountain" just leaves you with your jaw hanging.
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    I've Been Going to the...MOOOOvies

    Movie round-up. Saw these the week of Memorial Day and D-Day. Anybody who voted for "Shakespeare in Love" over "Saving Private Ryan" deserves to go to prison along with Harvey Weinstein.
  11. Radiohead December 5, 1995 La Luna Theatre, Brussels, Belgium. Primo "Bends"-era Radiohead, with the live debut of "True Love Waits"...a song that would not appear officially on an album for 21 years.
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    I'm glad you are happy but Guinness is an Irish beer. If you want to celebrate England's win, crack a proper English beer...a Samuel Smith or Old Speckled Hen or Fuller's London Pride or a Newcastle. 🍺
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    Hell, until a month ago I thought Wayne Rooney was still playing for the Lions. A couple visiting from Staffordshire set me straight. And so, Harry Kane saves England's bacon. Who's the most popular Harry in England now?
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    Random Thoughts v.3

    George Orwell would have a field day with this bunch.
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    Welcome back CP. Maybe with zero expectations this time around the English side won't feel as much pressure and play better? Maybe even sneak up on some countries?
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    Random Thoughts v.3

    You'll have to excuse apantherfrommd. He's insecure about masculinity.
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    Random Thoughts v.3

    That last statement is a contradiction. If everyone's potential is predetermined, then where does guilt come in? Why would anyone feel guilty about the less capable if their capability was preordained, no matter the external circumstances? It doesn't compute.
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    Beautiful Women

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    Golf Talk

    The USGA won (or lost, depending on your point of view) the U.S. Open. Sun-baked greens from hell with impossible pin positions. I don't blame Mickelson for what he did. All that was missing from the course was a giant clown mouth to putt the ball through. People want the best golfers in the world tested, sure, but not torture-tested. The way the USGA let the course get away from them the element of skill was replaced by sheer luck as the determining factor of the winner. That's not golf...that's not sport...that's a coin-flip.
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    James Bond Movies

    Going to see "From Russia With Love" and "Goldfinger" tonight. Happy Father's Day! http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/from-russia-with-love-goldfinger
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    BON APPÉTIT! What Are You Eating?

    A friend just brought me home-made baklavas. Yummm.
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    2018 MLB season thread

    Half the Halos are going to be on the DL by the All-Star break. Another season of promise soured. If the GM doesn't get his act together Trout will be gone as soon as he can be a free agent.
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    Die Mannschaft did not look ready to defend their World Cup title. Mexico should have been up 3-0 early if they had pulled the trigger instead of dithering around the goal box. Kick the damn ball!
  24. Happy Birthday John Henry Bonham. 🎂🍺 He would have turned 70 years old today. If he had been able to check his alcoholism and survive September 25, 1980, it is still a stretch to think Led Zeppelin would still be going a la the Rolling Stones today. Eventually, as the '80s and '90s wore on, you think the band would tire of going on the road...especially family men Bonham and Jones. There's also the question of whether they would have been one of those bands that just keep churning out records and tours like the Stones and U2? Or would they have stopped at some point in the '80s or '90s only to reunite 20 or so years down the road, like Steely Dan or the Stooges or Velvet Underground did? Not that it matters. While it is tantalizing to think of the music they could have made had Bonham lived, the music they did create from 1968-1980 is more than enough to secure their legacy.