This or That: The Houyhnhnm Takes It All

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  1. Dr.Siouxs

    Dr.Siouxs Well-Known Member

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    Why's that? :COP:
     
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    http://www.therestisnoise.com/2005/05/shostaphobia.html

    Also, the overhyping of the awesomely bad Seventh Symphony, followed swiftly by a negative critical reaction, hurt Shostakovich's reputation for several decades afterward (in the US, at least). As late as November 1989, the music critic Blanche Devereaux exclaimed that she had "no idea that music that loud could be so boring" (or words to that effect). :drama:
     
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    :rofl:
     
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    If Blanche Devereaux said so, it must be true.
     
  5. Dr.Siouxs

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    What episode was this? :sekret:
     
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  8. Dr.Siouxs

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    I thought this was going to be a Sims re-creation. :shuffle::scream:

    My internet is slow right now so someone else can pick.
     
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    Oh, so you're saying that I shouldn't do that? :2faced: Actually, I'm rather Sims-ed out right now.
     
  10. UMBS Go Blue

    UMBS Go Blue KWEEN 2016! YES WE KWAN!

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    All the Golden Girls room are so '80s and dated, but of all of them, Blanche's room is by far the snazziest, and, besides, it's where all the action happens. :saint:

    NYC update: went to the Cloisters, the Met, and the Village Vanguard today (Saturday); going to the US Open tomorrow and the Jazz Standard tomorrow night. :encore:


    Back to pads and rooms: if I were to create my own pad, which would you advise? I would likely go for a 2 or 3 bedroom setup and rent the extra rooms out.

    Nice, newer townhouse, but one that's narrow and cramped in between lots of other cookie-cutter townhouses
    or
    Stand-alone house, but an older one in a less desirable area
     
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    nice newer cookie-cutter

    September 1 people:

    Ibn Jubayr
    Edward Alleyn
    Johann Pachelbel
    Edgar Rice Burroughs
    Yvonne De Carlo
    Boxcar Willie
    Conway Twitty
    Seiji Ozawa
    Lily Tomlin
    C. J. Cherryh
    Leonard Slatkin
    Barry Gibb
    Roh Moo-Hyun
    Gloria Estefan
    Padma Lakshmi
    Gaël Monfils
     
  12. Dr.Siouxs

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    Not birthdays again....:scream: I need to look most of them up...

    I had free Korean BBQ tonight!!! have you had it?
    yes
    no

    have you had soju?
    yes
    no
     
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  13. UMBS Go Blue

    UMBS Go Blue KWEEN 2016! YES WE KWAN!

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    yes, yes. all wonderful :inavoid:

    bibimbap
    or
    okonomiyaki?
     
  14. halffull

    halffull Let the decorating begin :)

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    Never tried either and both look delicious ... I'm learning here how little I know about things :( I need to broaden my experiences!

    Today should I

    have a lazy day in front of the computer/tv
    or
    get my butt in gear and go shopping
     
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    Shop online.

    I think it's been three days in a row that I've had siouxdonym :scream:ing. Tomorrow, should I try to make it four?

    yes
    no
    :scream:
     
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  16. Buzz

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    yes :EVILLE:

    vacation destinations
    :

    Timbuktu
    OR
    Casablanca
     
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    UMBS Go Blue KWEEN 2016! YES WE KWAN!

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    Casablanca

    East Coast stopover before/after Thanksgiving:

    DC
    NYC again
    Philly?
     
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    Philly!


    2014 movies:

    X-Men: Days of future past
    OR
    The Amazing Spider-Man 2
     
  19. Dr.Siouxs

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    I won't see either.

    Was Linda Fratianne less than impressive as a freeskater?
    yes, much less :slinkaway
    yes
    no
    purple by-gone era
     
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    Only in comparison to skaters of the caliber of Fleming, Lynn, and Hamill, IMO.

    stronger case for a medal, despite the compulsory figures:

    Biellmann in 1980
    Ito in 1988
    purple I haven't seen the figures, chyld.
     
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  21. Buzz

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    Purple... :shuffle:


    Fish that were farmed
    OR
    Caught in the wild
     
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    I'm very neurotic about the fish I consume ever since Fukushima. :shuffle: Scary stuff.

    If given 100 free skating lessons, which would you learn?
    freeskating
    school figures
    ice dance
    speed skating
     
  23. halffull

    halffull Let the decorating begin :)

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    figures ... too out of shape for anything else lol

    who would you like your 100 free lessons to be from?

    Frank Carroll
    Brian Orser
    Tamara Moskvina
    Marina Zoueva
     
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  24. UMBS Go Blue

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    Orser.

    If you could rip off anyone's program and skate it yourself, what would it be?
    Patrick Chan 08-09 LP
    Patrick Chan 12-13 SP
    Jeremy Abbott 07-08 LP
    Jeremy Abbott 09-10 LP
    Jeremy Abbott 11-12 LP
    Shen/Zhao 06-07 LP
    Anissina/Peizerat 97-98 FD
    Belbin/Agosto 04-05 FD
    Virtue/Moir 09-10 OD
    Davis/White 09-10 OD
    Michelle Kwan 95-96 SP
    Michelle Kwan 95-96 LP
    Michelle Kwan 96-97 SP
    Michelle Kwan 96-97 LP
    Michelle Kwan 97-98 SP
    Michelle Kwan 97-98 LP
    Michelle Kwan 98-99 LP
    Michelle Kwan 99-00 LP
    Michelle Kwan 00-01 SP
    Michelle Kwan 00-01 LP
    Michelle Kwan 01-02 LP
    Michelle Kwan 02-03 SP
    Michelle Kwan 03-04 LP
    Michelle Kwan 04-05 SP
     
  25. falling_dance

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    Kwan's 1998-1999 LP, which, while brilliant when she skated it, would be :rofl: :eek: :rolleyes: :mitchell: if performed by me.

    Actually, it would go a bit like this: :scream:, 3z2t, :sasha1: (Charlotte), :glamor: :violin: (70s Soviet tango music), 3t3t :)biggrinbo), 3r, :sarah1: (layback), combination spin, :drama: (back to Ariane), 3f, 2a, :oksana1: (fluid arm movements), 3s, :sasha1: (arabesque spiral), flying camel into an upright spin, (music change), steps into 3z, :gallopin1 :kickass: (fast circular steps), falling leaf, flying sit-Y-upright spin, :glamor:! :encore:! :cheer:!



    :saint:

    Fisher's Lane Bridge
    or
    Guyue Bridge?
     
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    Hmmm... the latter sounds more historic, but the former sounds less likely to be in the middle of a toxic waste dump, so I'll go with the former? :shuffle:

    And, of course, I like the Golden Gate Bridge (my pic) and the Bay Bridge the most. :p

    I'd also do Chan's 12-13 SP combined with Abbott's 11-12 (and 13-14) LP, except in Abbott's case I'd go with the real version of the music recorded by Muse, with the lyrics that is. :encore:

    Anyway, several weeks ago I discovered Janelle Monae when she got some airtime on KCRW's MBE.

    Favorite Janelle Monae song besides Tightrope?

    Say You'll Go
    Neon Valley Street
    BaBopByeYa
     
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    Janelle is :cool:

    :encore:

    I am partial to G-Keefe but Ma Lin is tempting.

    Most exciting era for figure skating (Mens)
    early 70's
    late 70's
    early 80's
    late 80's
    early 90's
    late 90's
    early 00's
    late 00's
    Our current era
     
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    Those are great choices. But Toller takes the cake for successfully evading those sea monsters. :cheer2:

    90's pop
    or
    80's pop