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Mitt Romney Said WHAT?!

"I believe in an America where millions of Americans believe in an America that’s the America millions of Americans believe in. That’s the America I love.'


link


see also: the first rule of tautology club
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And to think, there are people who don't think NPR is fun. Sandwich Monday has returned -- how i have missed you!



Sandwich Monday: The Twinkie Wiener Sandwich
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It's said that you learn something new every day. What did you learn today?


While watching a rerun of law and order svu, I learned from detective Fin Tutuola that if a suspect has left behind a urine sample in a bottle, you can't get dna from the urine -- but you might get skin cells from the inside neck of the bottle, because "sometimes it's a pretty tight fit......"


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Also, the other night talking in bed with Jim, I learned that the Sandman really loves cats, and he used to take them with him when he traveled around to sprinkle the sand.

Then he figured out what they were doing to the sand......
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Writer's Block: Happy New Year of the Dragon! What is your Chinese zodiac animal?
Year of the Water Dragon - which it now is again! Married to a metal monkey.

Hallelujah

Jan. 22nd, 2012 07:34 pm
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The Rufus Wainwright version of Hallelujah just came up in the random mix we have on. It stopped us both from what we were doing, and when it was over, we turned to each other and, at the same time said, "Nice version - but nothing beats the original." So, we had to have that, and then I had to have the Tim Minchin version, and then the John Cale.

And of course, then I had to have the Austin Lounge Lizards Leonard Cohen's Day Job.

Now I think I need First We Take Manhattan.....
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seen with Cara Hart on pinterest
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I had this interview bookmarked and finally got around to listening today.


Viggo Mortensen: A Life in Pictures

In front of a packed audience, Viggo Mortensen speaks about the process of selecting scripts and how he approaches his many on-screen characters – from playing a Russian gangster in David Cronenberg’s Eastern Promises to Aragon in the Lord of the Rings films.

new duds

Jan. 14th, 2012 06:12 pm
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I bought this outfit in farmville, and JIm took one look at me and said. - "You're Esqui-Moe!"
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Writer's Block: Dress up your Pet Day


these won't be new to my regular friends list, but ---


ginger the psychic fig (dwarf siberian hamster)


Spoo as the Spanish Infanta (Blackadder version)
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did I just hear Mr Mortensen tell David Letterman that Viggo is an old Danish name that means female sword swallower?
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I just realized something about kangaroos. They are Thunderbird 2!
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writer's block: Who is your favorite celebrity right now?

The top of my list hasn't changed in over a decade - david wenham, viggo mortensen, sean bean
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Lately, I've been recording and watching Sea Hunt. I used to absolutely love this show as a kid (probably it was just the idea of being underwater, more than any plot points.) It is dated in a way that makes Jim and I try to put a bag over our heads several times an episode. And yet, I am fascinated and amused.

I realize I was little in the 50's, but I can't remember that the women I lived with (I grew up multi-generational) cried every time you looked at them. In fact, I think that whoever was perpetrating the mayhem would have been more likely to be the one crying.

Anyway, lately there have been some amazing lines of dialog that just have me rolling on the floor, and I think I may post them to share.

Last nights episode, for instance, ended with Mike declaring:
"well, I lost my hood, but I got my man!"
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Characters: Bilbo, Thorin
Book/Source: Hobbit
for the challenge "buy" at tolkien_weekly

Everything belongs to the professor and his estate.
I am always grateful for the words it brings to me.

balance )

movie stuff

Jan. 6th, 2012 02:58 am
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Cumberbatch Beams Aboard Star Trek Sequel

tough call for me, since I hated animal house in space the first one...

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