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    Ray Charles did more than OK despite his blindness and people taking advantage of him, especially early in his career: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhJwXwXDijQ

    TNP saw Jamie Foxx play Ray Charles in the biopic Ray, and thought he did more than OK too.

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    Yeah, I thought he did OK. I'm glad if people who saw the movie were maybe introduced to the musician who wasn't just "that guy on the speakers in the bus station." Maybe not a great movie, but Foxx did great, and he had the advantage of picking a little piano himself, and no biopic movie is going to satisfy people who know every note the guy ever recorded, at least that was famous.

    TNP is kind of disappointed the "ragtime revival" of the 1970s is over, since he or she would like to see a biopic of Ferd "Jelly Roll" without all that Cotton Club veneer put on it. Bonus TNP if he or she can figure out who would be a good Jelly Roll Morton as a younger man and also into the Library of Congress recordings days.

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    Yes, Jelly Roll Morton certainly deserves his own biopic. I love his music, even though he did exaggerate his role in the early development of jazz.

    TNP thinks a little bit of "The Crave" would be fitting now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkGjDbKauVo

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    Yeah, I remember that tune. I'd say every time is time for a bit of "The Crave."

    TNP is now using or has ever used white bedsheets, but finds them unsatisfactory except for specialized purposes.

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    I don't pay much attention to them, but yes, we have some white bedsheets, and they have been satisfactory.

    TNP likes sleeping on flannel sheets when it gets chilly out.

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    Yeah: they're good.

    TNP has noticed that gas stations delay processing credit/debit card receipts until sometime the next day or so. Bars as well, IME, tend to process them all at closing time. And can explain why. In graphic detail. Hardcore, deviant detail.

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    No, I hadn't even noticed that! Interesting.

    TNP has heard about the shortage of coins for many American businesses since the pandemic hit.

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    Of course.

    TNP is not at all moved by bartenders' claims that "cash is king," when it comes to tips. Cry me a river.

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    Not moved, no, but I do tend to tip in cash anyway.

    TNP has heard Michael Bublé sing "Cry Me A River" before with full 007-style orchestration: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ab6eXLDUq1w

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    No. That's the guy with the fancy hair, right? No. Never heard it.

    TNP has observed that 1970s TV dramas "evolved" very early indeed, almost ab principio, at about 1970-1971 into a pattern of "a very special episode." Vide, The High Chaparral, Then Came Bronson, and so many more, even including "comedies" like Alias Smith and Jones. And doesn't like the formula.

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    Yeah, more or less. It seems to have fallen out of fashion now, except for parodies of the concept.

    TNP won't be seeing a movie in an actual movie theater until there's a proven, effective COVID-19 vaccine that most people have taken.

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    Probably. Went to a private booking with only friends with masks a few weeks ago, and it wasn’t much fun.

    TNP watches movies on Tubi.

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    No, never have.

    TNP has been to Texas at least three separate times.

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    No, but I make at least one Texas in the toilet everyday.

    TNP thinks he or she knows where that idiom came from, at least in print.

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    No, never heard it before!

    TNP will be watching the U.S. presidential debate tonight.

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    No. There's no information to be gained, nor any entertainment value for me. It's not live, so there's nothing to be surprised by, or that cannot be edited within the span of a brief delay.

    TNP can explain the appeal of this lurid spectacle over, say any other garish spectator sport, including watching training films and posting on the web.

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    I thought it was live. And yeah, some people are just political junkies, and some are fans of one candidate or the other and want to see him win big, and some are genuinely undecided (although I can hardly imagine why) and want more information in order to decide how to vote.

    TNP has yawned more than twice today.

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    No. Not once. I did have a nap for hours, though.

    [Wasn't meaning to criticize viewers of the "debate," and the reasons you state are indeed sensible. I'm sure there's at least a broadcast delay, in case Biden flipped his wig and started cursing like a stevedore or made the jerking-off motion in response to nearly everything that other "person" "said."]

    TNP has seen lots of helium-filled balloons lately, for some unknown reason, and thinks they're pretty annoying and desires to pop them with either a sewing needle or a lit cigarette.

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    No, I don't think I've seen one in a year or more. I do like popping 'em, though.

    TNP prefers inhaling the helium from balloons in order to talk in a high-pitched voice.

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    Sure. Haven't done that since I was a kid. Nitrous oxide edges out helium in the "Inhaled from a balloon" category, though. By a fair amount, really.

    TNP is almost experiencing a bit of physical discomfort as the upcoming US elections approach nearer. Maybe not as bad as nausea, fatigue, dyspepsia, incontinence, but almost.

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    Yeah, and I am not even American.

    TNP likes sausage better than bacon.

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