Such sadness that one of my favorite actors died today, though he lived a long and full 83 years. Star Trek helped this lonely 16 year old out on a nightly basis back in the latter part of the 80s (Channel 11 in New York ran Star Trek at 12:00 midnight), and for that I will be forever grateful.

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lordskrappy:
I believe, things that stir the imagination, give your heart hope. Star Trek was one of the few things I could watch on FREE TV that stirred the imagination. I wan't to thank Mr. Spock and Crew for the voyages in my mind! Much Love....RIP!
scarletwolf01:
He lived long, and prospered!

1. Billy Joel

2. Veruca Salt

3. Barry Gibb

4. The Monkees

5. Television

6. Ace Frehley

7. Stevie Wonder

8. Fleetwood Mac

9. Tom Petty

10. Joan Jett

Contenders for 2015 (so far): U2, The Who, Burt Bacharach, Juliana Hatfield Three, Merle Haggard.

Wishful thinking for 2015: The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, any member of REM, either one of Ween, The Dead Milkmen, Herbie...
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1. Boyhood

2. The Grand Budapest Hotel

3. Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

4. Life Itself

5. The Imitation Game

6. Birdman

7. Whiplash

8. Under The Skin

9. Foxcatcher

10. Big Eyes

I haven't seen Selma or American Sniper yet, so this may be revised. I also need to see Inherent Vice again. I think that may end up on the...
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I am not a talented singer or dancer but I have not let it stop me from being cast in the musical Annie Get Your Gun at a local theatre. Tonight was the first night of dance rehearsal and I am exhausted but in a good way. If nothing else I imagine I will sweat off some poundage as I try to not embarrass myself...
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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes is the best movie I have seen this summer. Intelligent, thought-provoking entertainment with good characters who actually have understandable motivations (even, in fact, especially, the Apes). Lots of fun, don't be afraid. It's smart but there's still scenes of chimpanzees riding horses whilst shooting machine guns (heretofore only seen in dreams dreamt after eating pumpkin...
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linusvanpelt:
This was that time I came back through time from the 1930s after allowing the woman I love to be hit by a car so she could die and not start a pacifist movement that would delay the United State's entry into WW2 which would have allowed Germany to win the War thus changing the future as we know it (the future, in this case, meaning present day). AKA--a photo taken at a Star Trek convention at one of the few things that didn't actually cost additional money.
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Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes is the best movie I have seen this summer. Intelligent, thought-provoking entertainment with good characters who actually have understandable motivations (even, in fact, especially, the Apes). Lots of fun, don't be afraid. It's smart but there's still scenes of chimpanzees riding horses whilst shooting machine guns (heretofore only seen in dreams dreamt after eating pumpkin...
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lilou:
I can't wait to see it! I love the apes saga and these new films are always tearjerkers to me. I can't even help myself but tear up when I see the TRAILER! haha
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I saw Veruca Salt this evening (TLA in Philadelphia). Awesome show. Extra points for the simple fact that the original lineup is back together, which I wouldn't have predicted. One of my favorite bands! Plus, they played plenty of Eight Arms To Hold You songs, an album I dearly love.

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I had one of the most enjoyable times at the movies in recent memory today. I saw the Fathom Events simulcast of the Monty Python reunion show. Excellent fun, loads of laughs. They did a lot of their classics just like the Stones doing Satisfaction or Jumping Jack Flash. Greatness. I cannot stress enough how influential these guys have been. The mixture of stupid low...
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Thankfully my phone has a "Scare The Bejeezus Out Of Me" mode that goes off to warn about possible flooding. It really shouldn't make that noise unless, you know, Godzilla has been seen approaching or a Sharknado or Birdemic or something is imminent. I mean, I'm "pretty" sure there won't be a Sharknado (the Bible fails to mention one), but I suppose...
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Finally going to add Aerosmith to my list of bands I've seen this summer. I have always dug them (not so much the power balladry) so this should be pretty exciting. I can only hope to have the same vitality when I am their age.