ToToToToT: The Ghost and the Oiliness

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by falling_dance, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. Dr.Siouxs

    Dr.Siouxs Well-Known Member

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    Harlan Coben

    Programs no one has seen:
    Michelle Kwan's Prelude in C
    Chen Lu's La Mer
  2. falling_dance

    falling_dance The Scarlet Unlettered

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    1) I was going to choose Six Ars for the weird title but clicking on that link just takes me to a list with Six Years on it instead. I'll choose that one anyway.
    2) Chen's La Mer.

    Six Ars:

    - a murder mystery involving a group of Latinists
    Sir Sax was the killer.
    - an adventure story about colorful 17th-century pirates transplanted to the sobersides 1990s, in which time they're forced to pare down their idiosyncrasies and take amusement park jobs
    - the Marquis de Sade meets Sarah Waters meets E. L. James meets William T. Vollmann
    - fresh out of the Army, a nice white lady teaches the supposedly unteachable at the Dalton School in New York
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    Dr.Siouxs Well-Known Member

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    Didn't this star Michelle Pffiefer? :p

    More Madonna:
    Cherish
    Take a Bow
    Borderline
    Words
    I Go Bananas
  4. falling_dance

    falling_dance The Scarlet Unlettered

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    Got into Brown, but will I go to Harvard?
    The way things is going, I don't know.


    "Take a Bow"

    "The Power of Goodbye"
    "Nothing Really Matters"
    "Beautiful Stranger"
    "Don't Tell Me"
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    Power of Goodbye

    Who should of won 1994 ice dancing?
    Torvill/Dean
    Usova/Zhulin
    Grishuk/Platov
    ________?
  6. falling_dance

    falling_dance The Scarlet Unlettered

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    Torvill/Dean

    best of these three teams:

    Brasseur/Eisler
    Shishkova/Naumov
    Kovarikova/Novotny
  7. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    Shishkova/Naumov, though I preferred watching Kovarikova/Novotny

    Of the four parts of Gulliver's Travels, which do you find makes you most amused/angry/interested/moved

    1. Lilliput
    2. Brobdingnag
    3. Laputa, Balnibarbi, Luggnagg, Glubbdubdrib, and Japan
    4. The Country of the Houyhnhnms
  8. falling_dance

    falling_dance The Scarlet Unlettered

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    Me, too.

    I haven't read Gulliver's Travels (and I hope no one reading this will be knocked down by that disclosure), but I'm almost certain that Part IV would amuse, interest, and move me the most.

    1) #327 for any non-Yahoo who cares to answer

    2) April 17 people:

    John Ford (the other one)
    Karen Blixen
    Thornton Wilder
    William Holden
    Lindsay Anderson
    John Gray (again, the other one; no, not that one...)
    Olivia Hussey
    Sean Bean
    Maynard James Keenan
    Liz Phair
    Jennifer Garner
    Victoria Beckham
    Rooney Mara
    Jo-Wilfried Tsonga
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  9. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    I'm shedding just a single tear. :(
  10. falling_dance

    falling_dance The Scarlet Unlettered

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    (((orientalplane))) Well, there's always Project Gutenberg...

    Should I post again in ToToToToT before having read Part I at the very least?

    eys
    non
    leis
    yawn
  11. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    I suppose so, but I'll think about you differently from now on. :drama: ;)
  12. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    Does an affectionately written email mean as much to you as a handwritten note from the same person and with exactly the same content?

    Eys
    Non
    Purple other
  13. Buzz

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    Non

    Teen novels:

    Divergent - Veronica Roth
    The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
    Insurgent (Divergent) - Veronica Roth
    The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Chbosky
    Defiance (Courier's Daughter Trilogy) - C. J. Redwine
    City of Bones - Cassandra Clare
    Beautiful Creatures - Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
  14. Dr.Siouxs

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    I only read the sexual parts.

    I haven't read any of those. But i DID inadvertendly watch the preview for Beautiful Creatures. Looks hideous. :yikes:

    Brian Orser
    or
    Brian Boitano
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    Orser!


    Kopi Luwak: the world's most expensive coffee


    YAY
    or
    NAY
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  16. Dr.Siouxs

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    Isn't that made from rodent feces? NAY.

    least favorite:
    visiting the doctor
    visiting the dentist
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    The Dentist

    If you could be transported into another place through your TV set, where would you prefer to live - Peyton Place or Pleasantville?
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    1) RE: # 328 = a) Lilliput, b) Sean Bean

    2) Peyton Place


    Do you think you could ever run a marathon?

    YES
    or
    NO
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    With a few years' preparation, yes. Could I finish in the upper 90% as far as shortest possible times go? Never.

    more fun:

    walking briskly
    or
    slowly?
  20. Dr.Siouxs

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    yes

    ETA: walking briskly. Actually, I walk extremely fast naturally and inadvertently leave people in the dust all the time. :shuffle:

    Should ISU institute a mandatory "Compulsory" program similar to those used in gymnastics 1996 and prior?
    -eys
    -non
    -maybe
  21. falling_dance

    falling_dance The Scarlet Unlettered

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    Inadvertently? :2faced:

    Maybe. I'd like to see that, personally.

    music in men's floor exercises
    no music in women's floor exercises
    both :p
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    Horowitz

    The colour filters in South Pacific (1958)?

    Like them
    Mildly distracting
    Ruin the film
  25. falling_dance

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    Like them. Movie musicals have to be different.

    Hell:

    Oz
    or
    Oklahoma!
  26. Dr.Siouxs

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    Oklahoma! :scream:

    Least tasty dog food:
    kibbles n bits
    purina
    doggy chow
    pedigree
    iams
    science diet
  27. falling_dance

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    It's awful.

    My guess would be Doggy Chow. I can't imagine that any of those pet foods is as foul as 9 Lives smells.

    Trivial Pursuit or You Don't Know Jack?
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    trivial pursuit!

    things that make me sad:
    movies that try to be good but just plain suck :(
    being stuck around boring people :(
    celery :(
  29. falling_dance

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    I thought you were afraid of celery. Or was that just fear of the FSUer called Celery?

    Boring people are great (okay, not really), so I'll go with movies that try to be good but just plain suck.

    John Ashbery
    John Berryman
    John Beryboredwithyourpretensionstoculture
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    My feelings towards celery are multifaceted.

    The John Berryman link didn't work so I forced to select the dreadful and vapid John Ashbery. :drama: (just kidding, I liked it)

    The Mystery Spot because I shoplifted from their gift shop when I was 3. :drama:

    My heroes
    Harry Partch
    Kilgore Trout
    Charlie Parker
    Kurt Browning
    Orson Wells
    Lindsey Kemp
    Toshiro Mifune
    Wayne Gretzky
    Richard Thompson
    Marty Stouffer
    Heathcliff
    Robin Hood
    John Waters
    Batman
    James Dean
    Jim Henson
    Carl Jung
    Duke Ellington
    Robert Frost
    Mongo Santamaria
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  32. falling_dance

    falling_dance The Scarlet Unlettered

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    It works now. :eek:

    My answer to your entry: Orson Welles. Btw, I'd be interested to read your list of heroines.

    The cat, the moody foundling, or that personable OB-GYN from The Cosby Show? (This can double as a this-or-that-or-this.)
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  33. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    The moody foundling

    Emily or Charlotte? (Anne doesn't count, though ToWH is a decent novel.)

    Btw Sioux, Baaba Maal is not really obscure, but I agree that all celery should be put in the compost bin. :scream:

    And I am not very well today. I demand sympathy.
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  34. falling_dance

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    ((((orientalplane)))) :(

    Emily.

    breaking an egg at the small end or the big end?
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    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    Smallendian here.

    More recycling :shuffle:

    You tend towards:

    Authoritarian left
    Authoritarian right
    Libertarian left
    Libertarian right
  36. falling_dance

    falling_dance The Scarlet Unlettered

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    Libertarian left.

    Suppose you wanted to create a Political Sphere/Cube* quiz involving three axes, of which two were authoritarian/libertarian and right/left. What would the third be?

    activist/quietist
    revolutionist/gradualist
    nationalist/internationalist
    green/non-green
    Smallendian/Bigendian
    or
    _____________________?


    * Okay, that could either look very pretty or very culpably silly. :shuffle:
  37. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    Oh, falling_dance. I've already told you I'm not well and you fling this at me. :throws hissy fit:

    I think revolutionist/gradualist

    Do you agree with Pauline Kael's appreciation, if it can be so called, of Citizen Kane?
  38. falling_dance

    falling_dance The Scarlet Unlettered

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    My post had the opposite effect of the one intended. :smacks forehead:
  39. orientalplane

    orientalplane Mad for mangelwurzels

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    Well, I forgive you. :slight sulk remaining:
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    falling_dance The Scarlet Unlettered

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    This slightly improved situation won't last, I fear, as I really can't say either way without rewatching the film. Some of her points (about the "shallow iconoclasm" of the thinly-veiled Hearst story; about Welles' unconvincing aged gait) have a lot of persuasive force for me as I read them, but like I said, this wobbly Juror No. 12 needs to see it again./lame cop out

    #357 deserves a repeat (while I go eat some humble pie with a flaky crust of my own words). :shuffle:
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