We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Powerline: Whatever happened to the Constitution? Apparently it is too radically right wing for modern times, with all its focus on individual freedom and restrictions on state power. I like to remind myself that King George lll had nothing close to the power that our modern federal government wields today.
Reason: Growing Pains - ObamaCare won't stop rising health care costs.
"Third Man" is a wonderful example of film noir in the extreme. It is one of those films where the stark high contrast black and white matches the plotting and acting perfectly. Highly recommended if you have the time to really watch and absorb the movie magic. Don't get caught up in the whole German Expressionism nonsense - this is great cinematography taken right to the edge. I know you will like it.
I went to see The Third Man in the early '50's, shortly after it was made, and although much of it must have been beyond me - I was likely a pre-adolescent at the time - I enjoyed it. And now you have made me feel like a very old man.