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Re: Running thread: Quality Long-form Journalism
« Reply #450 on: April 09, 2018, 06:38:16 PM »
Kid rolls over on MS13 members.
So we arrest him, and threaten to deport him back to where he's marked for death for rolling on them, b/c he's here illegally

https://features.propublica.org/ms-13/a-betrayal-ms13-gang-police-fbi-ice-deportation/

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Re: Running thread: Quality Long-form Journalism
« Reply #453 on: April 16, 2018, 09:35:34 PM »
the author of this one passed away last week

I remember reading it in the magazine when it came out and loved it

https://www.si.com/nfl/2014/09/04/name-wall-si-60-william-nack-bob-kalsu
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Re: Running thread: Quality Long-form Journalism
« Reply #454 on: April 16, 2018, 09:45:34 PM »
but gawd help you if you ask those $50k/month pensions to give something back...  "but I earned it!" is the inevitable scream, and the selfishness that prevents anyone from a follow-on generation of having a chance at earning anything themselves, either.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/14/business/pension-finance-oregon.html
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Re: Running thread: Quality Long-form Journalism
« Reply #459 on: April 21, 2018, 06:00:02 PM »
very probably, the most words ever written in a single article about Sandler's movie career.  The article is also probably better than the career (especially if you leave out Spanglish)

https://www.theringer.com/movies/2018/4/21/17264174/adam-sandler-the-week-of-netflix-chris-rock
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Re: Running thread: Quality Long-form Journalism
« Reply #460 on: April 21, 2018, 06:02:04 PM »
Hard to imagine Billy Madison was 23 years ago.
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Re: Running thread: Quality Long-form Journalism
« Reply #461 on: April 21, 2018, 06:08:50 PM »
Adam Sandler.

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Re: Running thread: Quality Long-form Journalism
« Reply #462 on: April 21, 2018, 06:15:29 PM »
I'm with Vomit Guy.
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Re: Running thread: Quality Long-form Journalism
« Reply #463 on: April 21, 2018, 06:19:40 PM »
3 Sandler flicks I enjoy: Spanglish, Wedding Singer, and Punch Drunk Love.  That's pretty much it.  I enjoyed Billy Madison when it first came out, but then when I saw it again I realized how bad it was.
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Re: Running thread: Quality Long-form Journalism
« Reply #464 on: April 21, 2018, 06:21:59 PM »
I did like Punch Drunk Love and 50 First Dates was okay.
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