i find this extremely interesting
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|10 weeks 1 hour ago||Sad|
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Amazing||
Ugh, the dreaded double post. That finale was so amazing that I got an MSU grad to high-five me on the win.
|11 weeks 4 days ago||Amazing||
We were drinking young bordeaux all evening, and then I broke out a 2006 St. Julien, and the tides shifted, and all was history. I shall stock appropriately tor the Elite Eight.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Love them both||
I think Hot Fuzz is funnier because we grew up with the action films that it satirizes/pays homage to, but the premise of Shaun of the Dead is better.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Underrated films||
A Korean horror film, "Thirst," directed by Park Chan-wook, who also directed "Old Boy." It's a vampire film, but one that grapples with the morality of it, and it is darkly funny at times.
Another underrated Korean film is "Memories of Murder," about a rural detective who tries to solve a serial murder - a slow-paced but satisfying mystery thriller.
"Tell No One" is another great mystery-thriller (French), heavy on the thrills.
The BBC serial adaptation of "Wallander" starring Kenneth Branaugh is very good; really great atmosphere. I think most people will like it better than the Swedish adaptation ("Henning Mankell's Wallander"), which is also very good but focuses more on the day-to-day job of being a police detective and less on the psychological toil that being immersed in murder cases puts on one's emotional state.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Decent movie||
I happened to be doing work on a Norwegian securities fraud case, so it hit the spot. It's a great satire on provincial attitudes and the haplessness of Norwegian bureaucracy, as well as being a decent action film. If you like Scandinavian movies, I also recommend "Rare Exports," set in Finland - a little gory, but fun.
|17 weeks 4 hours ago||Diamonds are forever||
Actually, diamonds don't really depreciate in value. You're talking about the over-inflated retail price, which is kept artificially high by DeBeers' monopoly on gems mined in South Africa. Prices have come down quite a bit since Russian diamonds started flooding the market, but they tend to be on the lower end (smaller size, less clarity). Since there are objective criteria in measuring the value of a stone, the prices set according to them remain fairly constant. $50M retail probably translates to about $5-10M wholesale value, which probably gets watered down further, depending on avenues of resale.
Another advantage of stealing diamonds over gold is easy concealment and storage. $50M worth of gold weighs almost a ton.
|19 weeks 2 days ago||Revamped Upstairs Downstairs||
If you like British period soap operas like Upstairs/Downstairs, it's a really good example of the genre. The writer & creator is Julian Fellowes, who wrote the excellent 'Gosford Park'. The first season was terrific, with lots of good character development and thrilling plot points. However, the second & third seasons are more exaggerated, drama-for-the-sake-of-drama, and not as good as the first. It can be slow in spots, but the fun is in the dialogue, the costumes/set design and the house and all its riches.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||Panasonic VT||
If money is no object, I recommend the Panasonic plasma VT. The black levels are incredible. They bought the Kuro technology from Pioneer, who stopped making their tvs, but it used to be the best that money could buy (the 2008 model -the last year to be produced - is still highly sought on the second-hand market, but I doubt they're internet ready, unlike the Panasonic).
|27 weeks 5 days ago||Fitzgerald looks like the||
Fitzgerald looks like the surprised cat:
|31 weeks 3 days ago||Shaft||
For the Richard Roundtree connection, and because he's a bad mother...
Can you dig it?
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Different conferences, different traditions||
My first tailgate in college (New England, Ivy) consisted of hors d'oeuvres, hamburgers, cloth napkins, sparkling wine, and thermoses of hot buttered rum. I highly recommend it if you can talk some rich alumni's household staff into catering the tailgate.
|37 weeks 4 days ago||My eyes|
|38 weeks 2 days ago||No credibility||
This Joe Cowley? The baseball beat writer who is on his final warning for being an ass?
|40 weeks 3 days ago||I do in NY (Time Warner||
I do in NY (Time Warner Manhattan). I don't know if it's standard or because I also get the BTN package.
|40 weeks 6 days ago||Multiple donations||
I made one donation and wanted to make another one for a different reward, but Kickstarter won't let me aggregate the donations. Do you know how to do this, or is the easiest way to sign in with another account?
|41 weeks 1 day ago||NY||
I'm in NY too, and ESPN shows that it will be broadcast on ABC (unlikely, since USC v. Syracus is the other game) or ESPN2, so we're good.
|41 weeks 2 days ago||I blame Brian for jinxing us||
I blame Brian for jinxing us by wearing his AIRBHG shirt for the podcast.
|42 weeks 21 hours ago||Yes||
Same for me through Safari on iPad. It works on iTunes on my PC though.
|43 weeks 2 hours ago||I hear PyongYang is a||
I hear PyongYang is a friendlier environment than Columbus.
|46 weeks 3 days ago||It was hard going||
It took me so long to finish that volume that I forgot what happened before, but I'm glad I made it through, because "A Dance with Dragons" picks up the pace and is much more entertaining. Skip ahead and read the last 5 chapters or so of "Feast of Crows," as major events occur therein.
|46 weeks 3 days ago||Mine||
Mine says "Steve Breaston!"
I sense a theme.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||Downright crabby, I'd say.||
Downright crabby, I'd say.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||Sanctity of the sport||
It's similar to their investigation of the baseball steroids scandal.
|1 year 12 weeks ago||You must be a Giants fan||
If you take out the religion and the hype, basically the Jets are just getting a 2nd string QB who can't throw. We'd be more excited about Manning and the sibling rivalry.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Because it was a moral victory|
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Somewhat||
I think he meant he wasn't going to have as many opportunities to catch the ball with Denard as QB. Everyone is misinterpreting a rather innocuous statement. What he meant was "Denard is going to do [what] Denard [always does]," i.e., not be a primarily deep passer. Or at least, that's how I parse it, based on watching its etymological usage on "Jersey Shore."
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Texas fans||
It was a stunt pulled off by Texas fans: http://www.shaggybevo.com/board/showthread.php/102812-Shaggy-to-Ticket-City-Bowl-(UH-v.-Pedo-State)-FEATURING-PEDO-BEAR-UPATE-It-s-on
|1 year 24 weeks ago||similarly||
I traveled on ANA (All Nippon Airways) business class for work, and their travel gift was a sterling silver ear scooper. I still haven't tried it out.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||but||
He really hates Edward Hopper.
(Sorry; had to).