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  1. Thread: RIP KnoxViews

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    As the KNS story notes, KUB has been focusing...

    As the KNS story notes, KUB has been focusing more on downtown businesses since last year. You may (or may not) remember this story:...
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    Also recently watched Exhibition, after reading a...

    Also recently watched Exhibition, after reading a bit about Joanna Hogg, who directed it.

    https://files.list.co.uk/images/2013/10/21/Exhibition-003.jpg_cmyk.jpg

    It'good, a little cryptic. I saw...
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    Was alerted by Lee G to the availability of Los...

    Was alerted by Lee G to the availability of Los Angeles Plays Itself on Netflix.

    http://www.cinefamily.org/images/losangelesplaysitself_toppage.jpg

    I've wanted to see this for the last 10...
  4. Thread: Poetry

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    The Weary Blues

    Droning a drowsy syncopated tune,
    Rocking back and forth to a mellow croon,
    I heard a Negro play.
    Down on Lenox Avenue the other night
    By the pale dull pallor of an old gas light
    He...
  5. Thread: Shoetick FYI

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    I was so sorry to hear this. Wonderful guy. We...

    I was so sorry to hear this. Wonderful guy. We will all miss him terribly.
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    That was a great show. Thanks for the...

    That was a great show. Thanks for the opportunity, Ashley! It was the first thing I thought of when I heard the sad news.

    My dad made sure I had copies of "Disraeli Gears" and "Wheels of Fire"...
  7. Thread: RIP Metro Pulse

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    For sure. There was a period there where the...

    For sure. There was a period there where the sales staff had even more weirdos and misfits than the editorial side, and that's saying something. (And partying with the sales side was taking your life...
  8. Thread: RIP Metro Pulse

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    Amen, sister.

    Amen, sister.
  9. Thread: Lazy voter

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    Why yes! ...

    Why yes!

    http://www.cityofknoxville.org/pension/

    My colleagues and I have tried to put all of it plain English. But if you have any questions, we will be glad to answer them.
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    Interesting. I don't know anything about Celtic...

    Interesting. I don't know anything about Celtic scholarship, but I've definitely absorbed the invading/oppressed Celtic meme over the years. If it is an 18th/19th century construct, it would make...
  11. That's nothing, when I was in Rome I discovered...

    That's nothing, when I was in Rome I discovered an entire abandoned stadium! Was it used for Roman baseball games? Roman arena-rock shows? We will never know.
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    The Sacrament ...

    The Sacrament

    http://d1oi7t5trwfj5d.cloudfront.net/2d/08/13272fc142b780d3e37f593792ca/the-sacrament.jpg

    Good, stripped-down approach to Jonestown. Ti West frames it as a horror film, and what...
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    In honor of Scots-Anglo unity -- Big Country...

    In honor of Scots-Anglo unity -- Big Country feat. Kate Bush.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ba7GicJtH-A
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    I love Scotland -- I had a Scottish flag on my...

    I love Scotland -- I had a Scottish flag on my wall from childhood all the way through college. I wrote an elementary school paper about Robert the Bruce. I wrote a college entrance essay about West...
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    Ha! Well, it's true that the style takes a little...

    Ha! Well, it's true that the style takes a little getting used to. She switches up between second- and third-person, singular and plural, and moves backward and forward in the narration. But once the...
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    Back to the ostensible thread subject: This...

    Back to the ostensible thread subject:

    This weekend I finally finished Wolf Hall, which I've been picking up and putting down for something like a year and a half. That says less about the...
  17. Thread: UT football

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    To be clear, the mayor has already discussed this...

    To be clear, the mayor has already discussed this issue with Dave Hart and other UT officials. He may be asking for another meeting, I don't know.

    And one point in that VolQuest article:

    The...
  18. Thread: UT football

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    I'm not "The City," but a few points on this: ...

    I'm not "The City," but a few points on this:

    -- The amusement tax -- which at 4.5 percent amounts to $2.16 on a $48 ticket -- has been in place since the 1940s. It does not seem to have harmed...
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    Yeah it's been a while since I saw it but I...

    Yeah it's been a while since I saw it but I enjoyed its Fincherisms, the paranoid atmosphere. Ending is a letdown, as is almost necessary with that kind of story.



    It does. Kill List mentioned...
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    Oh, and Under the Skin. ...

    Oh, and Under the Skin.

    http://www.humortimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Scarlett-johansson-under-the-skin-reshoots-13.jpg

    Great, ambiguous sci-fi film. Moody, spooky, sad. ScarJo...
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    Kill List ...

    Kill List

    http://media2.giphy.com/media/h7hfKb6pYnYpq/200_s.gif

    My first exposure to Ben Wheatley, I obviously need to see more. Hard to talk about without spoilers -- and if you have trouble...
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    Boyhood ...

    Boyhood

    http://cdn.wegotthiscovered.com/wp-content/uploads/Boyhood-Ethan-Hawke-Ellar-Coltrane.jpg

    I was looking forward to this because I even like the Richard Linklater movies that other...
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    If this is the Blab, where is your Movie Thread?

    We used to have one of these a month, now no one can even be bothered at all. I understand. Everybody's busy. And with a summer offering the marginal highlights of the second Apes movie and Guardians...
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    Minimalism returns to hip-hop, via DJ Mustard. I...

    Minimalism returns to hip-hop, via DJ Mustard. I like this sound, so laid-back but a little tense at the same time.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-s7TCuCpB5c
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    I found this via a fellow (suffering) Red Sox fan...

    I found this via a fellow (suffering) Red Sox fan wondering on FB if Junichi Tazawa's entrance music was a Japanese rendition of "It Wasn't Me." The answer is no, but close enough. Maybe you think...
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