ToToToToT: The Ghost and the Oiliness

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  1. falling_dance

    falling_dance D. Murakami's Newest Fan

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    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? :huh:). :rolleyes:
    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. :(
     
  2. Dr.Siouxs

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    I shall have to research the topic more deeply. :COP:

    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?
    eys.
    non. you're thinking of ___________
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  3. Maofan7

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    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?
     
  4. falling_dance

    falling_dance D. Murakami's Newest Fan

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    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:

    Charlotte Brontë
    John Muir
    Max Weber
    Efrem Zimbalist
    Anthony Quinn
    Elizabeth II
    Elaine May
    Helen Prejean
    Iggy Pop
    Patti LuPone
    Gerald Early
    Andie MacDowell
    Michael Franti
    Toby Stephens
    James McEvoy
    Isco
     
  5. Dr.Siouxs

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    Thank you.

    John Muir wins. Iggy Pop second. Elaine May third.

    Brass babies
    Saxophone
    Trumpet
    French Horn
    Tuba
    Trombone
     
  6. Maofan7

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    Sax

    If Jane Eyre was Charlotte Bronte's best novel, which was the second best - Shirley or Villette or The Professor?
     
  7. falling_dance

    falling_dance D. Murakami's Newest Fan

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    If I only had some speedy, ocean-crossing Volturi horse, I could get this question to orientalplane in no time at all.

    __________________:gallopin1_________________
     
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    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    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. :)
     
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  9. falling_dance

    falling_dance D. Murakami's Newest Fan

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    :rofl: (and all the different smilies of which it is composed: :lol:, :fragile:, :eek:, :wall:, etc.).

    I find the language and tone of the latter poem far more congenial.

    great names:

    Sapphire Elia
    Arthur Quiller-Couch
    Algernon Charles Swinburne
    Shizuka Arakawa
    William Carlos Williams
     
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  11. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    Fiat Topolino

    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. :lol:

    Is it selfish ipso facto to be a billionaire?
     
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    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    I could probably eat a whole Boston cream pie by myself. (Followed by a few hours consumed with self-loathing :lol: )

    More recycling:

    Which appeals to you more:

    A night in a casino winning lots of money
    or
    Making love on a tropical beach under the stars and with a breeze in the palm trees?
     
  14. Maofan7

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    Winning lots of money in whatever manner possible!!

    You have been reading too much Barbara Cartland!!

    Do you agree or disagree with this statement?
     
  15. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    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.
     
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  16. falling_dance

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    1) I'd choose the second, but I could use the money. (With that attitude, it's a wonder I'm not the :grope: Empress of FSU. :shuffle:)
    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:

    Danny Boyle
    Catherine Breillat
    Peter Greenaway
    Albert Hughes and Allen Hughes
    Sally Potter
    Lars von Trier
     
  17. Maofan7

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    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

    Shallow Grave
    Trainspotting
    28 Days Later
    Slumdog Millionaire
     
  18. falling_dance

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    Slumdog Millionaire, more because the friend I saw it with liked it than that I did.

    Jeremy Paxman: yay or nay?
     
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  20. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    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.
     
  21. falling_dance

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    John Humphrys. And John Pilger. And orientalplane.

    overapplying makeup
    or
    stuffing mushrooms (or not stuffing them, as the case may be)?
     
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    mushrooms

    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?
     
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  23. falling_dance

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    1) as Mr. Hand
    2) Jennifer Jason Leigh

    Back to School:

    yay
    nay
    never seen it
     
  24. Maofan7

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    Yay

    Bridget Fonda or Jennifer Jason Leigh in Single White Female?
     
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    Jennifer Jason Leigh had the fun role...

    The Fugitive (1993 film):

    a classic
    boring; at once overheated and half-baked
    a decent entertainment; no more, no less
    purple Provasic
     
  26. Maofan7

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    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?
     
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    Yes


    Chocolate milk
    Strawberry milk shake
    Eggnog
    Vanilla milk shake
    Banana milk shake
     
  28. falling_dance

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    chocolate milkshake

    sunscreen...SPF

    15
    30
    50
    ___?
     
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    Jogging on the road
    OR
    Jogging on a treadmill
     
  30. Dr.Siouxs

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