Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by falling_dance, Apr 1, 2013.
are you happy with your height?
YEP! (5-10 baby!)
Stamp and go
Ackee and salt fish
ackee and saltfish
"The Chan Uber Thread 2: Skaters of a Lesser Value": yay or nay?
Surprising that no one has posted anything here about the Chinese earthquake?
Should I post a thread about it in OTBT?
Nay, there's no need.
Ahem. (I will.)
Best skater - Peppermint Patty or Snoopy?
It's like someone said about Orser and Boitano, respectively. One was the best on the ice, the other in the air. This morning, I feel like rewarding the pure artistry and skating skills--albeit without any display of edges whatsoever--of Snoopy over Peppermint Patty's accomplished competitive routine. That spread eagle.
Best spread eagles:
Who would have won the 1980 Olympic title had Curry carried on for another quad - Curry or Cousins?
Due to an advantage in the compulsory figures, I think Curry would've carried on as the first-ranked British skater internationally. He might have had to worry just as much about Jan Hoffmann (artistic limitations aside) or a healthy Vladimir Kovalev (to act like a Back to the Future-obsessed ten-year-old and bring the whole space-time continuum into this) as about the gifted Cousins.
Do you ever feel that Cranston was more deserving of Olympic silver in 1976 than Kovalev was?
Yes, and I have plenty of good information and arguments with which to justify that feeling.
Yes, but it's just a hunch/bit of wistfulness.
No, you malicious crone (and it's not like you're a big Cranston fan to begin with, so WTH? ).
No, Kovalev was just that good.
I really don't care.
purple Kubicka's backflip was more interesting than either skater.
purple As results for Canadians go, Ron Shaver's withdrawal after the SP (in which he was third) dismays me far more.
I shall have to research the topic more deeply.
Who was that middle of the pack mens skater with amazing spread eagles? Hopefully it wasn't another one of my purple mushroom fantasies...
Was it a purple mushroom fantasy?
non. you're thinking of ___________
Lack of data, so for the timebeing - purple mushroom fantasy
Should there be another film in the Chronicles of Narnia series - yes or no?
If they do make another Narnia film, which should it be - The Magicians Nephew or The Silver Chair?
Jonathan Cassar, no?
1) Only if it can be as good as the first film (or the third, if that was any good...I dunno).
2) The Magician's Nephew.
April 21 individuals:
John Muir wins. Iggy Pop second. Elaine May third.
If Jane Eyre was Charlotte Bronte's best novel, which was the second best - Shirley or Villette or The Professor?
If I only had some speedy, ocean-crossing Volturi horse, I could get this question to orientalplane in no time at all.
To me Villette was her best novel, Jane Eyre next. Shirley is simplistic and The Professor a bit dull.
Shelley's Ode to the West Wind or Keats' Ode to a Nightingale?
ETA: f_d, you must have stirred some feeling in me by a mysterious force. However, I'm sure you could have answered equally well yourself.
(and all the different smilies of which it is composed: , , , , etc.).
I find the language and tone of the latter poem far more congenial.
Algernon Charles Swinburne
William Carlos Williams
Arthur Quiller-Couch - the Couch has it!
Inter 175A Berline
I had a couple of Fiats when I had just passed my test. I sold the first one for some princely sum, and a few weeks later spotted it sporting a 'Recycled Ferrari' sticker.
Is it selfish ipso facto to be a billionaire?
Boston cream cake
Boston cream pie
Boston baked beans
Boston brown bread
I could probably eat a whole Boston cream pie by myself. (Followed by a few hours consumed with self-loathing )
Which appeals to you more:
A night in a casino winning lots of money
Making love on a tropical beach under the stars and with a breeze in the palm trees?
Winning lots of money in whatever manner possible!!
You have been reading too much Barbara Cartland!!
Do you agree or disagree with this statement?
There was NEVER any sex in Barbara Cartland. I thought this was well-known, even to those, who like me, who don't read that brand of romantic fiction. She used to proclaim, "All my heroines are virgins."
It was a serious question. I'd like to know who would choose the second option.
1) I'd choose the second, but I could use the money. (With that attitude, it's a wonder I'm not the Empress of FSU. )
2) Artistic gymnastics doesn't interest me, so I don't know enough to answer either way. That said, if this is just one competition in which third- and fourth place were achieved by gymnasts who fell twice, I don't see how that could be a fair statement.
Director whose adaptation of a Barbara Cartland novel you think would be most entertaining:
Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes
Lars von Trier
One of the B**kbuster authors then (Jackie Collins, Jilly Cooper, Shirley Conran)! Sorry, I'm no expert on Cartland
Danny Boyle could make a good film out of even the most god awful of material
28 Days Later
Slumdog Millionaire, more because the friend I saw it with liked it than that I did.
Jeremy Paxman: yay or nay?
If you were a politician, who would you be most terrified of being interviewed by?
Why do you think the choice of sex and love over money exists only in the realm of crappy writers? I don't get it. And I'm no expert on Cartland either, if that's what you're implying.
John Humphrys. And John Pilger. And orientalplane.
stuffing mushrooms (or not stuffing them, as the case may be)?
1. Ray Walston as Luther Billis in South Pacific or as Mr. Hand in Fast Times at Ridgemont High?
2. Phoebe Cates or Jennifer Jason Leigh?
1) as Mr. Hand
2) Jennifer Jason Leigh
Back to School:
never seen it
Bridget Fonda or Jennifer Jason Leigh in Single White Female?
Jennifer Jason Leigh had the fun role...
The Fugitive (1993 film):
boring; at once overheated and half-baked
a decent entertainment; no more, no less
Great film - a classic, although the David Janssen TV series was even better
On the balance of probabilities (51% - as opposed the criminal standard of beyond a reasonable doubt), did Sam Sheppard murder his wife - yes or no?
Strawberry milk shake
Vanilla milk shake
Banana milk shake
Jogging on the road
Jogging on a treadmill
road. Treadmills feel too much like tethered swimming.
More Simpsons clips:
Rag on a stick
A World without Lawyers
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