Monday, May 25, 2015

Texts from last night--it's been a long time

Shakespeare

(713): Long story short, I found someone who takes me seriously when I say I have a Shakespeare kink. http://tfl.nu/3gau

(505): Not gonna lie: had to look up how to spell fellatio. Not sure I spelled it right even now. Looks like a Shakespearean character. ENTER FELLATIO, SOLILOQUIZING. http://tfl.nu/7nsl

You were so drunk...

(212): You tried paying your tab with the coaster http://tfl.nu/mvrj

(302): You ran out of his house yelling "I got the goods!" Then you pulled toilet paper rolls out from under your shirt. http://tfl.nu/6dux

Walk of shame

(636): Nothing makes the walk of shame as great as disapproval from a mom getting ready for work http://tfl.nu/847y

(603): walk of shamed to graduation. ending college with a bang.... http://tfl.nu/pp82

Random

(413): did you just correct my grammar and then send me a photo of your dick? http://tfl.nu/ipzm

(585): I can now say I know getting hit in the face with a flying tortilla is not fun http://tfl.nu/ilba

(270): Is it weird that I only look up my ex on Twitter when I take a shit? May have conditioned myself to associate him with shit http://tfl.nu/12d1

(814): I said no to friends with benefits because it was too much commitment http://tfl.nu/ixzz

(641): The moment I was petting the giraffe was the moment I passed out http://tfl.nu/o5e6

(740): All I know is that I have a black eye and an extra $200 in my wallet. Other than that, clueless. http://tfl.nu/acno

(614): So apparently having sex with your co-worker in the bathroom at the staff party can get you fired. http://tfl.nu/8ind

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Micro movie review

Far from the Madding Crowd--Thomas Hardy's novel about a young woman in rural Victorian England, and the three men who wanted her. I read the book and saw the Julie Christie/Alan Bates film version back in the 60's. This one is a decent telling of the original story, though the heroine is far more feminist than I remember. Its biggest problem is that the film is very rushed--this version is 50 minutes shorter than the earlier one. The acting is fine, the scenery is very good, and if you like costume dramas you'll enjoy this one.

Monday, May 04, 2015

Sunday, May 03, 2015

Plat du jour



To 11, I presume.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Micro movie review

Woman in Gold The true(ish) story of the recovery of some of the artwork stolen by the Nazis from the family of Maria Altmann, finely played by Helen Mirren. The main item at issue was Gustav Klimt's famous portrait of her aunt, Adele Bloch-Bauer, which by 1998 had become a national treasure of Austria (renaming it "Woman in Gold," thus obscuring its Jewish connection):
I remember the years-long case, though not in any detail. As much as the film is the story of Altmann's restitution battle, it is just as much the story of the revival of her memory of the events in Vienna when the Nazis came in, and her new-found desire to make Austria face up to what it did to its Jewish citizens. The film does have its faults, not the least that the outcome is quite predictable. However, I found it quite absorbing, even knowing the results. Mirren's performance carries the whole thing.

I don't think it is that much of a spoiler to say that Altmann was successful in her fight--in fact, the painting is hanging in a museum five or six hundred feet from where I am sitting right now.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Plat du jour--guest submission



Someone from the Bronx.

Found by Joanne.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

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Chimp Tushi turns drone-buster in Dutch Burgers' Zoo

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Sunday, April 12, 2015

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Plat du jour



Probably an abbreviation for "a bi gezunt," which translates from Yiddish as "so long as you're healthy." The expression means, "Don't worry so much about your problem. You've still got your health."--which is something you'd expect a doctor to say.

Saturday, April 11, 2015

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Saudis says no to Swedish monkeys after diplomatic spat

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Friday, April 10, 2015

Saturday, April 04, 2015

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DNA testing for dog poop on the rise in Seattle area

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

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Heave, ho: Elephants rescue 18-wheeler stranded on Louisiana road

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Monday, March 16, 2015

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Happy Pi day!



A once in a century moment this morning: 3-14-15 at 9:53:26. Come to think of it, 9:53:26pm works also.

Sunday, March 08, 2015

Public service announcement

Set your clocks ahead 1 hour--it's daylight savings time. This way, you have an extra hour in the evening to look at the mounds of snow.

Thursday, March 05, 2015

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