ToToToToT, Woollen Jubilee Edition

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by falling_dance, Jan 5, 2013.

Well?

  1. God save our gracious ToToToToT...

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  2. God save ToToToToT, the fascist regime...

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  3. God save the Kween.

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  4. You keep using that word ("jubilee"). I do not think it means what you think it means.

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  5. UptheToToToToTRepublic!

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  6. Something about a seven-year itch...

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  7. In the purple (of indifference).

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  8. Couldn't this thread have waited for March?

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  9. Say, here's a This or That entry: this (fake) jubilee or (fake) London?

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  10. We're approaching Disney parade levels of corniness here...

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  11. What?!

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  12. Spatula! Eleven!

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  1. falling_dance

    falling_dance D. Murakami's Newest Fan

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    It's been (almost) seven years, you guys. Well, sort of.
     
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  2. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    WOOZERS! I'm getting old!!! BTW... Cool title f_d! :cheer2:

    Holistic medicine:

    YAY
    or
    NAY
     
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  3. falling_dance

    falling_dance D. Murakami's Newest Fan

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    I took too long with the poll. I should've answered your question in the first post.

    Nayish.

    alarm clocks:

    wind-up
    digital (with a beeping sound)
    or
    digital (with music)?
     
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    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    Digital


    Do you still wear a watch?

    YES
    or
    NO
     
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  5. falling_dance

    falling_dance D. Murakami's Newest Fan

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    No.

    watches as

    bracelets
    pendants
    pocket ornaments
    hats (a little purpose-defeating, but whatever floats your boat)
    or
    _______________?
     
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  6. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    Pocket ornaments


    If money and bureaucracy were no problem and if you were to want to adoptable child, would you prefer:

    A foreign adoption
    OR
    Adopt within our own country
     
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    falling_dance D. Murakami's Newest Fan

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    An in-country adoption, though the preference would be slight.

    Control-C
    Control-X
    purple Command
     
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    Purple command


    Books that maybe turned into voices soon:

    Blood Red Road
    Book Thief
    Chaos Walking
    The Devil in the White City
    Divergent
    Fallen
    Forgotten
    Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children
    OR___________________


    http://www.imdb.com/list/55hyZLG1FlI/
     
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  9. falling_dance

    falling_dance D. Murakami's Newest Fan

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    The Bell Jar, though its future seems uncertain.

    Grown-ups wearing mittens instead of gloves.

    Yay
    Nay
    purple presumption
     
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    l'etoile New Member

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    Whaaaaaaaaaaaat? (Yay new thread!)

    Yay, I think that's cute and I do that:D

    Do you like it when it rains?
     
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  11. falling_dance

    falling_dance D. Murakami's Newest Fan

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    :)

    Yes.

    January 5 people:

    Constanze Mozart
    Stella Gibbons
    Jane Wyman
    Sam Phillips
    Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli
    Alvin Ailey
    Alfred Brendel
    Robert Duvall
    Umberto Eco
    Florence King
    Maurizio Pollini
    Charlie Rose
    Diane Keaton
    Iris DeMent
    Marilyn Manson
     
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    :lol: This is fun! Happy Happy almost seventh anniversary ToToToTot...

    Capricorns, eh?

    Ailey, Duvall, Rose, and Keaton are the ones I know the most about. I'm also familiar with Eco, Wyman, and Manson (Marilyn, that is) --


    Scariest most intimidating fight or flight scenario:


    1. Giving a speech in front of strangers you need to impress

    2. Being interviewed for a job you want by 3 or more company honchos simultaneously

    3. Undergoing cross-examination in a courtroom

    4. Being pulled over by a cop (i.e. police officer, not ISU CoP enforcer ;))

    5. Performing a parallel parking test involving cones you must not hit or knock over (and you have to pass the test with only three attempts)
     
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  13. falling_dance

    falling_dance D. Murakami's Newest Fan

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    The fifth option, most definitely. :scream:

    I've translated Florence King into fifteen languages and Constanze Mozart and I are likethis! ;)

    Repeat of #12...
     
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    Thanks for the introduction to Florence King! I had run across a book awhile back about Constanze Mozart: After the Requiem -- you wouldn't happen to be the book's translator, btw? ;) Fascinating how there are so many stories out of the mainstream about unheralded people/ events just waiting to be uncovered and brought to light.

    Re #12,

    I've faced all scenarios and have found 3 and 4 to be the most intimidating, but manageable if remembering to breathe and trying to stay fully present in the moment and thereby perhaps rising above and overcoming the circumstances. Numbers 1 and 2, while scary and nerve-racking can be a piece of cake for me. With practice and thorough preparation, confidence can be one's ally in such situations.

    My Dad first taught me how to parallel park and it was easy back then (because he took me out every weekend for practice, and he was a great instructor). I had to go through the parking test again recently and it was NOT fun. Fortunately, angels were with me and I passed miraculously after several attempts. Use a car you are very familiar with and cross your fingers -- but just not while handling the steering wheel! :)


    Repeat of #12 (It's late and I'm feeling a bit lazy ... :lol:)
     
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    Already done 1 & 5 and failed miserably. 4 can't happen because I don't have a car. Been to many interviews and hey are all scary but not as much as unemployment. :lol: So my answer is #3. :D


    Crime thrillers:

    Dial M for Murder
    Sin City
    Snatch
    Gone Baby Gone
    Mercury Rising
    Pulp Fiction
    Departed
    Catch Me If You Can
    12 Monkeys
    The Maltese Falcon
     
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    Sin City

    Bruce Willis movies:

    Die Hard series
    Sin City
    Hostage
    The Sixth Sense
    Armageddon
    Twelve Monkeys
    Pulp Fiction
    The Fifth Element
     
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    12 Monkeys

    I have no ideas left.

    January 6 people:

    Joan of Arc (I was a dithering Burgundian liberal at the time. Everything looked just like that.)
    Heinrich Schliemann
    Gustave Doré
    Alexander Scriabin
    Loretta Young
    Jacobo Timerman
    Earl Scruggs
    E. L. Doctorow
    Syd Barrett
    Anthony Minghella
    A. R. Rahman
    John Singleton
    Rinko Kikuchi
     
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    Joan of Arc.

    Sandra Bullock movies:

    The Blind Side
    The Proposal
    The Lake House
    Crash
    Miss Congeniality series
    Practical Magic
    Speed series
    The Net
     
  19. falling_dance

    falling_dance D. Murakami's Newest Fan

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    Speed, even though I've never seen it. :eek:

    Kim's Gershwin FS at 2009 TEB
    or
    her Les Miz FS at this year's South Korean Nationals?
     
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    Oksana!

    Name the beautiful male figure skater you have seen (picture, tv, in person)
     
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    You know, there have been many, many great male skaters with charisma, power, etc, the qualities that the men's discipline seeks for, but Robin Cousins was the one that made me realize that men's discipline can be soooo beautiful and elegant.

    Which of these Japanese ladies is most likely to place on the podium at this year's Worlds?
    Akiko Suzuki
    Mao Asada
    Kanako Murakami
     
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    Mao Asada :shuffle


    Virtue & Moir
    Torvill & Dean
    Pakhomova & Gorshkov
    Grishuk & Platov
    Davis & White
    Anissina & Peizerat
     
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    Grishuk & Platov. They'll always be the best and the first love dancers in my book.

    Naomi Watts movies:

    J. Edgar
    King Kong
    21 Grams
    Mother and Child
    Dream House
    The Ring
    Stay
     
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    King Kong

    Mark Wahlberg movies:

    Lovely Bones
    The Happenng
    The Departed
    Four Brothers
    The Italian Job
    Perfect Storm
    Three Kings
     
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    From Marky Mark and Calvin Klein underwear poster boy to savvy, respected Hollywood actor-producer

    I think Wahlberg learned a great deal while filming one of his early roles, Renaissance Man, with Danny DeVito (worth checking out if you haven't seen it). Wahlberg is always engaging to watch in whatever he does. Most recently, I loved seeing him in The Italian Job, which I hadn't seen when it first debuted in theaters. I also give a shout out to his performances in Boogie Nights and Contraband. And, I haven't seen The Yards, but I'll have to put it on my list.

    Of the films listed in #25, I think Wahlberg's ensemble work in Three Kings and Four Brothers was very good. He was also very good in The Perfect Storm, The Departed and Lovely Bones. If I had to pick a favorite, I'd say: The Italian Job -- it was a cool movie. His break-out film was Boogie Nights. Some of Wahlberg's coolest work has been as a producer, starting with Entourage. He's got quite a few television movie projects in the works as a producer ... successful guy. :)


    Most devastating Hollywood love triangle (note I said "devastating, not notorious" ;)). There's been so many, but these are the ones that come immediately to mind. What happens in Hollywood happens to ordinary people too on a not-so public scale of course.


    Vera Steinberg / Danny Moder / Julia Roberts

    Debbie Reynolds / Eddie Fisher / Liz Taylor

    Marcheline Bertrand / Jon Voight / Stacy Pickren

    Robert Walker / Jennifer Jones / David O. Selznick

    Jennifer Aniston / Brad Pitt / Angelina Jolie

    Robert Wagner / Natalie Wood / Christopher Walken

    (and albeit not Hollywood, but British Royalty):

    Diana, Princess of Wales / Charles, Prince of Wales / Camilla Parker-Bowles
     
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    Aniston/Pitt/Jolie :EVILLE:


    Lots of onions in food:

    YAY
    or
    NAY
     
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    falling_dance D. Murakami's Newest Fan

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    Yay.

    Patricia Neal in

    The Fountainhead
    A Face in the Crowd
    Breakfast at Tiffany's
    Hud
    The Subject was Roses
     
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    Breakfast at Tiffany's


    Audrey Hepburn
    OR
    Catherine Hepburn
     
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    falling_dance D. Murakami's Newest Fan

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    Katharine Hepburn

    Canadians
    or
    US Nats?