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Subject: Re: BATTLE OF THE SEXES (no spoilers)
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Subject: Re: BATTLE OF THE SEXES (no spoilers)
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On 2/26/2018 12:44 AM, alvey wrote:
> On Sun, 25 Feb 2018 22:47:35 -0500, moviePig wrote:
> 
>> On 2/25/2018 7:43 PM, alvey wrote:
>>> On Sun, 25 Feb 2018 16:42:41 -0500, moviePig wrote:
>>>
>>>> On 2/25/2018 4:05 PM, trotsky wrote:
>>>>> On 2/25/18 2:57 PM, alvey wrote:
>>>>>> On Sun, 25 Feb 2018 14:35:19 -0500, moviePig wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Remarkable lookalike Emma Stone joins Steve Carell to recreate what may
>>>>>>> be history's most famous tennis match -- in 1972, between Billie Jean
>>>>>>> King and male chauvinist Bobby Riggs.  Surprisingly, the script mines
>>>>>>> BATTLE OF THE SEXES for a triple entendre deeper than the title brawl.
>>>>>>> Executed with amiable gusto, the movie will likely be most enjoyed by
>>>>>>> those who remember something of the actual flap.  Recommended.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Sir! Sir!
>>>>>> Can we do some tennis puns? Please sir?
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Although it served up some reasonable efforts and I believe that it'll
>>>>>> net
>>>>>> the producers a tidy profit, I'm just over movies about racketeers.
>>>>>
>>>>> I heard the movie strings the viewer along until said tennis match.
>>>>
>>>> The movie's only pun was a lame one: a player named "Court"...?!
>>>
>>> Errrr. I trust/hope that was a double bluff.
>>>
>>> If not, then then they were probably referring to Margaret Court. The
>>> Australian player who lost to Riggs but did manage to win the odd 24 Grand
>>> Slam singles. She's still alive and a quite vociferous Christian. ie Idiot.
>>
>> Yes, I'm familiar with Her Courtship.  Best I could manage for an
>> pseudo-original tennis pun...
> 
> Perhaps you should add an appropriate emoticon in future to let people know
> when you're joking?

I agree, deadpans are tricky.  Otoh, emoticons can be a laugh-track...

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