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Old 06-25-2006, 05:30 AM   #16
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I love the central city library of Rotterdam! One of the best places to spend an afternoon. Right now there is an exhibition of strange collections. Among others: a collection of 1300 flyswatters, 700 different packages of chewing gum, 1236 cat whiskers and examples of all species of ladybirds that live in the Kralingse Bos but one.
The library has its own theatre, a music library, where you can listen to music and borrow cd's, lp's and dvd's, and a restaurant.

At night it looks like this



The red neon text on top of the building says: "Alles van waarde is weerloos", a quote from Lucebert. Translation: Everything of value is defenseless

(The text has an anagram "Van Alles Is Weer Waardeloos )

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Old 06-25-2006, 11:32 PM   #17
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There is a spot on the east bank of the Willamette River just outside OMSI under the Marquam Bridge that has a beautiful view of downtown Portland. Every time I am there, I see a jewel-box of a city. At dusk, with the glow of the sun still lingering behind the west hills, all the lights of the tall buildings reflect into a glassy river, as well as the arches of the other bridges. The river flows quietly northward towards the Columbia and on out to the Pacific.

It's very pretty, especially in the summer, and I feel a sense of place, contentment and home that I've never really felt elsewhere.

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Old 07-09-2006, 06:53 AM   #18
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Movie "Crash"-

-who's seen it?
-major themes
-little things we don't pick up on the first time around
-did it strike a chord in anyone?
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Old 07-10-2006, 07:36 PM   #19
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Old 11-26-2006, 01:24 PM   #20
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Beck's The Information: don't give up. He's in there.

The Decemberists' The Crane Wife: not so much. I'm loyal, I'll keep trying.

The Who's Endless Wire: should I really have to try so hard? Yes, I guess I should.

The Beatles' Love: despite an armload of natural suspicion, I will definitely ingest something mood-enhancing and see what dim lights and 5.1 surrround do for it. Report to follow.

Buckcherry's 15: why can't everyone manage something like this in 15 days?
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Old 12-09-2006, 08:56 PM   #21
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Jindabyne.

Hackneyed script ("What happened out there?") and the storyline was predictable in places. Why didn't they explore further the reasons why the group stayed on fishing? And I am way past being challenged by depictions of Aborigines living in clean and modern housing "just like us". Ugh.
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Old 01-05-2007, 10:56 AM   #22
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bodies: the exhibition

i have just been to BODIES: The Exhibition


this thing rocked, it's fascinating, horrifying and strange and cool at the same time. i'm always a sucker for organs and diseases in little jars.. this is the same but then in real human bodies folded wide open, they have cutouts, bodies playing volleyball, beautifully lit arteries prepared as little underwater plants..

it's pretty weird to stand in front of what has been a human being, with only muscle tissue exposed.. or a cutout of the male reproductive organs, or smoker's lungs that are black and grey.. or the nervous system..

what can i say.. if it gets near you, make sure that you go and visit!




oh, and get internet tickets.. i avoided a 2 hour queue..
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Old 01-17-2007, 10:21 PM   #23
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that would be amazing if it came here!

I just saw "Notes on a Scandal" and thought that Judi Dench was great. A very absorbing film, definitely worth seeing.

I also saw "Dreamgirls." Eh. See it on DVD if you absolutely have to - it hasn't traveled well over the decades since Broadway. Corny corny corny.
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Old 01-19-2007, 12:18 PM   #24
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The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael

A (very) low budget movie set and filmed entirely in the town where I grew up. I was warned that it was a bit heavy going but NOTHING could prepare me for the most horrific rape scene I've ever seen in a movie.
It has stayed with me for a few days now... very very upsetting!

I would not recommend it at all unless

a) That kind of movie does it for you

b) You live / lived / grew up in Newhaven, East Sussex
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Old 02-17-2007, 12:24 AM   #25
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The Winner (Fox) - March 4

If you're looking for a new sitcom to watch this spring, I'd suggest "The Winner" which is coming out on Fox March 4. First, it features a guy named Glen Abbott, who's played by Rob Corddry from "the Daily Show" which really ought to be all I need to say. Second, he's an awkward, late-blooming (read: middleaged) gentleman who is finally growing up-it makes me feel better about myself right now. God, I'm glad I'm a woman-at least my future has cats...lots of cats.
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Old 02-18-2007, 07:50 PM   #26
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orchids, they're cool but demanding

oh, and they smell nice!
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Old 02-21-2007, 11:02 AM   #27
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The Beatles' Love: despite an armload of natural suspicion, I will definitely ingest something mood-enhancing and see what dim lights and 5.1 surrround do for it. Report to follow.
So um what did you think? Personally I liked alot of it but thought that it was choppy in places...but then how does one perfect perfection, right?
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Old 02-22-2007, 12:49 AM   #28
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I like it all right, though some of the intros don't do much for me. My daughter, on the other hand, has memorized every word!
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Old 02-22-2007, 12:55 AM   #29
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My son's favorite Beatles song is "I want you" slightly disturbing but better than the "Eleanor Rigby" Phase. He was not really impressed with "love"
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Old 02-26-2007, 11:56 AM   #30
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Google/nl

I find Google the best of all search engines, however, the English version seems to have vanished from my computer.

If anybody knows how to restore the language option, and my guess is Freida will know, please tell me!

Not that I mind Dutch as a second language, but I'd be guessing at some words. Dank u.
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