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Perpetual Threads / Re: Memorials
« on: September 27, 2014, 02:24:50 AM »
And even tho pogge would never approve of this, I give you for Friday night: This Mortal Coil http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFWKJ2FUiAQ#t=142

thank you for that, Toe  :hug

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Perpetual Threads / Re: Memorials
« on: September 24, 2014, 01:31:04 AM »
Thinking of all of you tonight <3 I miss skdadl immeasurably. I was just thinking of her yesterday: my heart wanted her to come back to us, but somehow my brain knew she would not.
I hope she is enjoying a cig and a good scotch somewhere peaceful. I have to believe that tonight.

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Politics / Re: Jack Layton RIP
« on: August 22, 2011, 10:39:30 AM »
:(  Yes, as sick as he was, the news still completely took me by surprise. This is an enormous loss. Miss him already  :crying

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Cause we're all in this together / Re: Remembering our friend Croghan27
« on: August 01, 2011, 01:50:58 AM »
Crog's son posted a link to the official obituary tonight on facebook. The funeral will be held in Saint John.

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Cause we're all in this together / Re: What Hurts?
« on: July 29, 2011, 07:42:23 PM »
Debra and Boom Boom, I hope the curse is finally lifted :( I'm so sorry to learn about the hell you've been through and how long it takes to get help. It makes me bloody furious.

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The Arts / Re: seen any films recently?
« on: October 13, 2010, 12:28:03 AM »
 :hug finally...an unabashedly negative review. I have not seen it yet, but many of the clips bugged me for the very reasons you listed, Mandos. Mr. Kitty is also fed up with the 'aspie-nerd' stereotype.  It's really lazy.

That isn't to say that Fincher isn't an amazing director--if it looks anything like Fight Club, I'm sure it's gorgeous. I never got into West Wing so I'm not as familiar with Sorkin's artwork.

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Narrow Shoulders / Re: Smashed fingernail
« on: October 10, 2010, 11:17:13 PM »
Ouch! I would try Antonia's suggestion w/the breathable bandage. Definitely let it fall off on its own, if you can wait. I have been there on a few occasions, with both finger- & toe-nail injuries. I'm the most accident-prone human bean there ever waz.

Croghie, it's amazing you managed to break your hand whilst sleeping!  Mr. Kitty once broke his collar bone playing cards (one of those flimsy card-table chairs from the 60s + concrete basement floor... :)) )

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Cause we're all in this together / Re: And now for a little TMI
« on: September 08, 2010, 12:01:04 AM »
 :applause thank you &  :hug Mike!  Sending good thoughts!

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Cause we're all in this together / Re: And now for a little TMI
« on: August 29, 2010, 01:11:26 AM »
 :hug So happy to read this, Debra! And hooray for your awesome team (both home and "away")!

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Cause we're all in this together / Re: And now for a little TMI
« on: August 28, 2010, 12:37:58 AM »
Thank you for updating, Mike!  I've been sending good thoughts. Lots of love!!

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Media / Re: Columnist Watch
« on: August 16, 2010, 01:37:26 AM »
 :applause I can't tell if Taber is our Elisabeth Bumiller or our Howard Fineman  :))

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Cause we're all in this together / Re: And now for a little TMI
« on: August 15, 2010, 03:20:12 AM »
Debra, as shitty as this whole thing will be, you *will* come out the other side.  You always do  :hug

I'm so sorry you're having to deal with all of this and it's all happening so fast.  But I'm also very relieved they moved-up the date!!

Looking at your surgeon's website @Mac, it looks like she has published a lot about laparascopic hysterectomies. I hope that means she's the local super-star in minimizing painful recoveries.  You deserve the top ace  8)

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Help Desk / Do it with Style!
« on: April 25, 2010, 04:06:01 PM »
Looks great, Debra!  Can't wait to get caught up soon.

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USA / Re: Obama/One term?
« on: April 16, 2010, 01:07:25 AM »
That is huge, Toe!   :shock:

When I saw 'NSA Whistleblower Indicted' headlines, I immediately thought it would be Russell Tice, who was a chief source for the NYT and later spoke to Amy Goodman about what he witnessed at NSA.

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The Arts / New BBC adaptation of 'The Diary of Anne Frank' to air
« on: April 11, 2010, 02:50:52 PM »
...will air in North America, tonight at 9pm EST on PBS stations.

This adaptation promises to be less sentimentalist and truer to the diary:
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Unfortunately, when it came to adapting "Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl" to the stage (in 1955) and to the movie screen (in 1959), we failed. Both were written and performed in ways that now seem almost bizarrely trite and glossy, if not creepy and inaccurate.

[...] Finally, on PBS Sunday night (on what happens to be Holocaust Remembrance Day), an absorbing and smartly simple British adaptation of "The Diary of Anne Frank" has done what all the other movies and stage shows failed to do: In both its edgier screenplay and grittier characters, it offers a much more realistic interpretation of Anne Frank's days in the attic with her mother, father, sister, the three members of the "van Daan" family and the dentist "Albert Dussel." (This version retains the pseudonyms Otto Frank gave the attic's other residents when Anne's diary was first published posthumously in 1947.)

At last, these small series of rooms above Otto's spice business feel as confining and yet as broad as the diary that describes them. Obsessed with details and accuracy, this version shows us a real girl, in a note-perfect performance from 20-year-old Ellie Kendrick (who had a supporting part in "An Education"), instead of some slightly oppressed version of Nancy Drew.

Here, Anne is not yet the voice of millions; she is herself. Her impetuousness and callousness in the first half of the movie almost dare us to appreciate her, or even like her much.
Anne has been repeatedly discussed or alluded to in several threads (eg, here), but I could not find one that was exclusively about her.

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