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Oct 6, 2023Liked by David Cole

Wait a minute. If I unsubscribe, I might get a FREE David Cole email? Very tempting, no doubt.

Anywho -- Happy Holyween, my dude!

Sincerely, your only leftist fan.

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Oct 6, 2023Liked by David Cole

UNAUTHORIZED SI-SECTION

there are a lot of reasons we are pals, Dave

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Oct 8, 2023Liked by David Cole

Dave, I could never unsubcribe for two reasons. 1, I'm too lazy to push the button...I'd give Lebowski a run for his money. 2, the Venting of the Spleen is a skill one cannot learn; it's something one is born with. Most people who attempt it are posers who just come off as annoying whiners. You've elevated it to an art form that is both entertaining and edifying and, whether it's reading your column or watching these podcasts, I sense I'm in the (virtual) presence of greatness. Keep churning out the good stuff. Cheers

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As a delivery driver who is a fan of Eric Clapton, Dawn Welles, and The Heart Attack (but not of Jack Mack -- he held The Heart Attack back from superstardom, IMHO) who suffers from Elephant Man Syndrome, I’d unsubscribe, but I have a lot on my plate

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Oct 8, 2023Liked by David Cole

Ahhh my last post didn't come over from FB. Basically my theory is that Gwen Welles and "bill" were maybe character acting or prepping for a movie using a Truman Style scenario. The movie The Player could possibly fit this crazy conspiract theory?Maybe Bill knew the Branch Manager and asked him if he could play this out and they allowed the scene. Some guys who "cuck" thier gf's or wives have this fetish of knowing they have power over men by maybe getting men to beg or chase etc... I'm not a shrink but I played the role of Bull enough times to know some of the dudes are just secretly gay or bi and keep thier wives to thicken that beard. Hence the machetes and bike..... but under it all is just a sissy boy who likes being a sissy? From what you described you were stuck in a fantasy to help live out another fantasy that left you with nothing but a fantasy. It was weird but given you had Hollywood Cred aybe they put in the work to impress you?

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Oct 7, 2023·edited Oct 7, 2023Liked by David Cole

Sometimes corporations use the exact same building plans to make identical buildings. The bank could have been a branch clone located very close to the first bank you went to. Or you experienced a glitch in the time space continuum right out of Back to the Future.

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Oct 6, 2023Liked by David Cole

Your story about Erin is perfect material for the biopic directed by David Lynch I have in my head. You’re the castin pro, but I’m thinking that nebbish dweeb Eisenburg as young Cole, Kyle MacLachlan as David Irving, John Goodman as Ernst Zundel, and Stanley Tucci as Shermer (trailer line: “the only thing I like better than poodle-porn is black-on-black crime” as he drunkenly fondles a Peen and Teller she-nerd). We’ll get Sinise to play himself for the FOA parts. It’d be cool if you’d play Bill as a cameo.

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Oct 6, 2023Liked by David Cole

I always love your impersonations. Confused millennial delivery boy and the nerd were hilarious. I really don't get the unsubscribing - weird! I also look forward to another movie talk...you know you were and still are the ONLY person to mention the incredible Phantom of the Paradise, which I flipping loved to pieces and told everyone about, thanks to you and only you. So THANK YOU. And yes, that soundtrack is amazing. So my take on your twilight zone experience with the lady: she had multiple-personality disorder aka DID as many actors do, and you met one of her alter identities. Bill sounds like a crime syndicate spook who was her handler. The bank job was a cover for something else, they moved him out, and told everyone to keep quiet, or else. Just my take. Keep it real Dave!

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Oct 6, 2023Liked by David Cole

It’s Daaaaaave!!!!!! You just made my whole October!!! 🎃

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Oct 6, 2023Liked by David Cole

On IMDb's trivia page for Gwen Welles is says there was a documentary made about her battle with cancer and death. Have you seen this, David? It says she was diagnosed with cancer but "she opted not to take the conventional treatment route" -- which sounds like she was one of those Eastern medicine voodoo believers who thought they could eat enough fruit and burn incense and the tumor would magically go away. How bizarre. What a story. Teenage Dave wandering from teller to teller in that bank, utterly mystified, made me laugh. Anyway... RIP Gwen (if you really are deceased).

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Oct 20, 2023Liked by David Cole

Next time you are in Houston in November, David, we'll do Thanksgiving - Tex Mex style.

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Oct 11, 2023·edited Oct 11, 2023Liked by David Cole

Jack Mack and the Heart Attack - lead singer Mark Campbell did the vocals for Michael J Fox singing "Johnny B Goode" in Back to The Future - little known fact (I am great fun at parties)

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Great piece in TakiMag Mr. Cole. ("Sleuths and Consequences")

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I wonder if Erin Doherty is related to Shannen Doherty, another beautiful and cancerous Hollywood lunatic

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Oct 8, 2023Liked by David Cole

What an entertaining video! I watched outside while having a cigar and coffee and laughed my ass off. You tell a great story. Maybe bank manager Bill will hear it and come for a visit to tell you the rest of the story. Thanks.

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Oct 7, 2023Liked by David Cole

Jack Mack and the Heart Attack!

https://www.jackmack.com/

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