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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 4:01 PM, alvey wrote:
> On Mon, 26 Feb 2018 11:01:55 -0500, moviePig wrote:
> 
>> 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...
> 
> My turn to agree, Chip. I play it safe by never attempting humour.
> 
> 
> alvey
> "When I was a teen and said that I wanted to be a comedian everyone
> laughed. Well they're not laughing now." Jimmy Carr, comedian.

I play it safe by *always* attempting it.  But we can agree again that 
there's no middle ground...

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