Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by falling_dance, Apr 1, 2013.
Programs no one has seen:
Michelle Kwan's Prelude in C
Chen Lu's La Mer
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.
- 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
Didn't this star Michelle Pffiefer?
Take a Bow
I Go Bananas
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"
"Don't Tell Me"
Power of Goodbye
Who should of won 1994 ice dancing?
best of these three teams:
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
3. Laputa, Balnibarbi, Luggnagg, Glubbdubdrib, and Japan
4. The Country of the Houyhnhnms
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)
John Gray (again, the other one; no, not that one...)
Maynard James Keenan
I'm shedding just a single tear.
(((orientalplane))) Well, there's always Project Gutenberg...
Should I post again in ToToToToT before having read Part I at the very least?
I suppose so, but I'll think about you differently from now on.
Does an affectionately written email mean as much to you as a handwritten note from the same person and with exactly the same content?
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
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.
Kopi Luwak: the world's most expensive coffee
Isn't that made from rodent feces? NAY.
visiting the doctor
visiting the dentist
If you could be transported into another place through your TV set, where would you prefer to live - Peyton Place or Pleasantville?
1) RE: # 328 = a) Lilliput, b) Sean Bean
2) Peyton Place
Do you think you could ever run a marathon?
With a few years' preparation, yes. Could I finish in the upper 90% as far as shortest possible times go? Never.
ETA: walking briskly. Actually, I walk extremely fast naturally and inadvertently leave people in the dust all the time.
Should ISU institute a mandatory "Compulsory" program similar to those used in gymnastics 1996 and prior?
Maybe. I'd like to see that, personally.
music in men's floor exercises
no music in women's floor exercises
music in men's floor, why not.
Obskure pieces of music
Nina Simone "wild is the wind"
Scriabin "black mass symphony"
Baaba Maal "African Woman"
The Knife "heartbeats"
Cypress Hill/Danny Elfman "insane in the brain (Simpsons remix)"
Ambio "ambivelence avenue"
Guantanamo Baywatch "we came with dottie"
Various Composers "theme from mystery!"
Tsutomu Oohashi "kaneda's theme-OST Akira"
The Black Mass piano sonata and "Wild Is the Wind".
Ashkenazy plays Etude Op. 10 No. 1 (Chopin)
Horowitz plays Etude Op. 8 No. 12 (Scriabin)?
The colour filters in South Pacific (1958)?
Ruin the film
Like them. Movie musicals have to be different.
Least tasty dog food:
kibbles n bits
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?
things that make me sad:
movies that try to be good but just plain suck
being stuck around boring people
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.
The Nazca Lines of Peru
Mystery Spot Santa Cruz Ca.,
My feelings towards celery are multifaceted.
The John Berryman link didn't work so I forced to select the dreadful and vapid John Ashbery. (just kidding, I liked it)
The Mystery Spot because I shoplifted from their gift shop when I was 3.
It works now.
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.)
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.
And I am not very well today. I demand sympathy.
breaking an egg at the small end or the big end?
You tend towards:
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?
* Okay, that could either look very pretty or very culpably silly.
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?
My post had the opposite effect of the one intended. :smacks forehead:
Well, I forgive you. :slight sulk remaining:
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).
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