To Seek, to Strive, to Find, to Yield, or Not to Do So: ToToToToT

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  1. falling_dance

    falling_dance D. Murakami's Newest Fan

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    I'll just start with an unconnected entry.

    sand dollars
    Nautilus shells
    conch shells
    starfish
     
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  2. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    I'm sure Tennyson would be pleased to know that his work, or some variant of it, lives on in an internet figure skating forum in the 21st century.

    But I digress.

    Pearly nautilus, but a live one please. :)

    Bleak House
    Middlemarch
    The Mayor of Casterbridge
    Wuthering Heights
     
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  3. falling_dance

    falling_dance D. Murakami's Newest Fan

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    Wuthering Heights

    As was asked in the previous thread (after it had concluded :drama:): "will the Eurovision Song Contest still be going in another 50 years - yes or no?"
     
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  4. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    Can we have, "I don't care" ?

    Ever read Eugene Onegin?

    Never tried
    Never tried
    Never tried
    Tried and failed
    Tried and failed
    Tried and failed
    Succeeded! :cheer2:
     
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  5. falling_dance

    falling_dance D. Murakami's Newest Fan

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    From Sweden, it's ABBA with "Jag Bryr Mig Inte (I Don't Care)"...:encore:

    Never tried. Is there a translation you can recommend?

    Ralph Fiennes in

    Quiz Show
    Onegin

    or
    The Constant Gardener?
     
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  6. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    Onegin


    Iconic cars:

    VW Beatle
    Austin Mini
    Ford Mustang
    Pontiac Firebird
    Aston Martin
    Dodge Charger
     
  7. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    I love Lindisfarne's 'You Don't Care' - look it up on YouTube.

    No.

    I can't choose. I love Ralph Fiennes in everything. I think he's brilliant.

    Schindler's List (though I didn't like the film) might be his best performance. 'The End of the Affair' is one of my favourite films of all time.

    (Why don't you just answer the question? :mad:)

    The Grapes of Wrath or Moby Dick?
     
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  8. falling_dance

    falling_dance D. Murakami's Newest Fan

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    The partial credit and extra credit points add up to a respectable score of 96/100. :COP: :measured but warm applause:

    Moby Dick.

    chicken noodle soup
    chicken and rice soup
    I'm all for soup but hold the chicken.
    none of the above
     
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    The Grapes of Wrath

    Best John Steinbeck Novel/Novella?

    The Grapes of Wrath
    Of Mice and Men
    East of Eden
     
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  10. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    Of Mice and Men



    Lou Diamond Phillips works:

    La Bamba
    Young Guns
    Stand and Deliver
    The First Power
    Courage Under Fire
    Route 666
     
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    Young Guns

    Hotness that you don't get
    Gisele Bundchen
    Jake Gyllenhaal
    Liam Hemsworth
    Gwyneth Paltrow
    or ________________________
     
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    Buzz Well-Known Member

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  13. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    Urgh. :scream:


    Are you a mad swivel-eyed loon?

    Eys
    Non
    PurpleToryPartyComingApartAtTheSeams
     
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  14. falling_dance

    falling_dance D. Murakami's Newest Fan

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    Purple It would be entertaining to see a major UK parliamentary party collapse into third-place (or lower) status.

    Will Andy Murray compete at this year's French Open?

    oui
    non
    I'm not even going to guess.
     
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  15. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    Dear dear, not much of a choice, is there?

    I'll go for Hague, even though he has that terrible boring voice. :yawn:

    A joke that was doing the Labour rounds just before WH was defeated in 2001:

    "Why are there two 'f's in Ffion?"

    "Because there's no effin leader."

    Said with the confidence of party workers who knew the GE would be a stroll. :rolleyes: :D

    The crimson petal or the white?
     
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  16. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    1) "Why are there two 'f's in Ffion?" :shuffle:
    2) non to Mr. Murray


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    Aston Martin
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  17. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    That's part of the joke. Goes off to sulk at f_d changing her question and mine being ignored. :wuzrobbed

    By the way, I know nothing about cars except that if one can get you from A to B, it is a good car.
     
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  18. falling_dance

    falling_dance D. Murakami's Newest Fan

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    Sorry. I just felt that my whole entry was like William Hague's boring voice.

    :nods because we have that in common: I'll choose the Austin Mini because it sounds Diana Rigg-ish.

    The crimson petal.

    Things that really should've been claimed as expenses by MPs with a yen for opprobrium:

    a porphyry font
    a milkwhite peacock
    a ghost
    a silent meteor
     
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  19. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    The bosom of the lake, or perhaps the bosom of a barmaid

    Studying Old English at University should be:

    Mandatory
    Optional
    Forbidden
     
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  20. Dr.Siouxs

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    Optional.

    Crackers & Cheese
    Hummus and Pita Chips
    Tortilla chips and Guacamole
    Bread & peanut butter
     
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  21. falling_dance

    falling_dance D. Murakami's Newest Fan

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    Would I be correct in assuming that the latter is U and the former non-U? Or is it non-U even to make that joke?

    Tortilla chips and guacamole.

    the most tiresome:

    Keeping Up Appearances
    nationalism
    middle-class chauvinism
    that horrible all-star Knebworth concert from 1990
    docudramas about British royalty
     
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  22. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    Have you been reading The Torygraph again?

    They're all awful, horrible, unspeakable things with no redeeming qualities whatsoever.

    Better lead performance in The Remains of the Day:

    Emma Thompson
    Anthony Hopkins
     
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  23. falling_dance

    falling_dance D. Murakami's Newest Fan

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    I was a Christopher Hitchens fangirl many years ago. :eek:

    Hopkins (but it's close).

    Better performance in Howards End:

    Emma Thompson
    Anthony Hopkins
     
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  24. Dr.Siouxs

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    I'll go with Hopkins.

    My brother just left this voidy artifact in my study: its a vinyl record of Rachmaninoff: Verpers The U.S.S.R. Russian Chorus. Led by Aleksander Sveshnikov, its a collection of nighttime choir pieces. Beautifully haunting...

    Choral Music:
    I can't stand it. :shuffle:
    It usually bores me :yawn:
    I am not educated on the subject to know whether or not I like it. :COP:
    Fascinating and Inspiring.
     
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  25. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    Oh, I love Rachmaninoff's Vespers, siouxdonym my sweet. It's so gloriously gloomily Russian. Lovely lovely lovely. :swoon:

    Fascinating and inspiring. Verdi's Requiem, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, Mozart's Requiem - OK not Miki's disco version........:shuffle:

    If you could live a hundred years in the past or a hundred years in the future, which would you choose?
     
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    Hundred years in the future


    George Orwell
    Ian Flemming
    D. H. Lawrence
    Arthur Conan Doyle
    James Joyce
    Marcel Proust
    Ernest Hemmingway
    Mikhail Bulgakov
    T. S. Eliot
     
  27. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    That's quite a collection you've got there, Buzz. ;)

    T.S. Eliot

    Listening to audiobooks or 'real' reading?
     
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  28. Dr.Siouxs

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    I've never "read" an audiobook.

    Breakfast:
    large and sumtuous
    lean and meager
    well rounded and nutritious
    whatever you can get your hands on..
    can't stomach much in the morning...
    pop tarts.
    none.
     
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  30. falling_dance

    falling_dance D. Murakami's Newest Fan

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    Cajun Kale and Rice.

    So, which college should I apply to attend in the fall 1999 semester?

    Warren Wilson College (Because I really need to get my farmwork on before my nineteenth birthday.)
    New College of the University of South Florida (No grades, just detailed evaluations by each professor.)
    Deep Springs College (After being rejected on irrefutable grounds of my gender and unimpressive record, I'll sue their asses and ruin everything.)
    purple It's over, man.
     
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