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Jan. 7th, 2009 | 10:24 pm

From dragonkat747 
I'm really impressed that some of these movies made it past the movie snobs...

From AFI's list of the 100 Greatest Movies of All Time - bold the ones you've seen.

1. Godfather, The (1972)
2. Shawshank Redemption, The (1994)
3. Godfather: Part II, The (1974)
4. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003)
5. Lord of the Rings: The TwoTowers, The (2002)
6. Schindler's List (1993)
7. Shichinin no samurai (1954) (aka Seven Samurai)
8. Casablanca (1942)
9. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001)
10. Star Wars (1977)
11. Citizen Kane (1941)
12. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
13. Dr. Strangelove (1964)
14. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
15. Rear Window (1954)
16. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
17. Pulp Fiction (1994)
18. Usual Suspects, The (1995)
19. Memento (2000)
20. North by Northwest (1959)
21. 12 Angry Men (1957)
22. Buono, il brutto, il cattivo, Il (1966) (aka The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly)
23. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
24. Psycho (1960)
25. Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain, Le (2001) (aka Amelie)
26. Silence of the Lambs, The (1991)
27. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
28. Goodfellas (1990)
29. American Beauty (1999)
30. Sunset Blvd. (1950)
31. Vertigo (1958)
32. Matrix, The (1999)
33. Cidade de Deus (2002) (aka City of God)
34. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
35. C'era una volta il West (1968) (aka Once Upon a Time in the West)
36. Apocalypse Now (1979)
37. Pianist, The (2002)
38. Third Man, The (1949)
39. Paths of Glory (1957)
40. Taxi Driver (1976)
41. Fight Club (1999)
42. Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi (2001) (aka Spirited Away)
43. Some Like It Hot (1959)
44. Double Indemnity (1944)
45. Boot, Das (1981) (aka The Boat)
46. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
47. Singin' in the Rain (1952)
48. Chinatown (1974)
49. L.A. Confidential (1997)
50. Maltese Falcon, The (1941)
51. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
52. All About Eve (1950)
53. M (1931)
54. Bridge on the River Kwai, The (1957)
55. Se7en (1995)
56. Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
57. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
58. Rashômon (1950)
59. Raging Bull (1980)
60. Wizard of Oz, The (1939)
61. Alien (1979)
62. American History X (1998)
63. Sting, The (1973)
64. Léon (1994) (aka The Professional)
65. Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)
66. Manchurian Candidate, The (1962)
67. Vita è bella, La (1997) (aka Life is Beautiful)
68. Touch of Evil (1958)
69. Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The (1948)
70. Finding Nemo (2003)
71. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
72. Reservoir Dogs (1992)
73. Great Escape, The (1963)
74. Modern Times (1936)
75. Clockwork Orange, A (1971)
76. Amadeus (1984)
77. On the Waterfront (1954)
78. Ran (1985)
79. Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
80. Annie Hall (1977)
81. Wo hu cang long (2000) (aka Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
82. Jaws (1975)
83. Apartment, The (1960)
84. Braveheart (1995)
85. High Noon (1952)
86. Aliens (1986)
87. Fargo (1996)
88. Strangers on a Train (1951)
89. Shining, The (1980)
90. Metropolis (1927)
91. Blade Runner (1982)
92. Sixth Sense, The (1999)
93. City Lights (1931)
94. Donnie Darko (2001)
95. Duck Soup (1933)
96. Great Dictator, The (1940)
97. General, The (1927)
98. Sjunde inseglet, Det (1957)
99. Princess Bride, The (1987)
100. Dogville (2003)

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Favorite News Stories of Nov 5th 2008

Nov. 5th, 2008 | 09:50 am


To be added to throughout the day...



A New Era for America

On the Lighter Side

Nation Finally Shitty Enough to Make Social Progress
Can I Stop Being President Now?
No We Can't, White Folks

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need i say more?

Oct. 30th, 2008 | 10:11 am


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is it too much to ask an administrative assistant to be helpful?

Sep. 9th, 2008 | 03:05 pm

My instructions to Mumbles:
Here's the new one-sheeters to go on the media wall...
The FIRST TWO PAGES NEED TO BE PRINTED FRONT AND BACK so that they're on a single sheet of paper. (This was spoken slowly and clearly so that she understands)
 
1hour later:

Mumbles: I printed out the first two pages and stapled them together.
Me: Well thats fine, but in the future I'd like you to print them double sided
Mumbles: Why?
Me: So that we save a page
Mumbles: I don't understand
Me: Well, if we print double sided we only use ONE SHEET OF PAPER, if we print single sided, we use two sheets and a staple
Mumbles: I don't understand. How will they know to look on the back?
*headdesk*
Me: I'm just going to go on faith that they figure it out.
Mumbles: (to herself as she walks away) #$%^ Jesus Christ! %^& that doesn't make any sense at all. I never heard of such a thing... etc.
*headdesk*headdesk*headdesk*

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two random musings on lavender...

Sep. 9th, 2008 | 09:36 am

On vacation in Colonial Williamsburg I treated myself to a pretty paper box of lavender bath powder. Later that afternoon - I took a long luxurious bath in the over-sized tub and when I got out - I used my new powder.

I was instantly overwhelmed by one of the strongest and sweetest memories I've ever experienced...
Nana used to keep bath powder - and when we would bathe at her house as little girls she'd dry us off and pat us down with the big pretty powder puff.

It felt clean and warm and silky and smelled of love.




This morning - as I was battling consciousness with my clock radio - this drifted into my ears from the dulcet tones of Garrison Keillor on this morning's edition of Writer's Almanac

I Planned To Have a Border of Lavender
by Paul Goodman

I planned to have a border of lavender
but planted the bank too of lavender
and now my whole crazy garden
      is grown in lavender

it smells so sharp heady and musky
of lavender, and the hue of only
lavender is all my garden up
     into the gray rocks.

When forth I go from here the heedless lust
I squander—and in vain for I am stupid
and miss the moment—it has blest me silly
     when forth I go

and when, sitting as gray as these gray rocks
among the lavender, I breathe the lavender's
tireless squandering, I liken it
     to my silly lusting,

I liken my silly indefatigable
lusting to the lavender which has grown over
all my garden, banks and borders, up
     into the gray rocks

  from Collected Poems. © Random House, 1973

i'd like to have a garden like that

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AWESOME!

Aug. 7th, 2008 | 03:22 am

Folding Kyaks

How freakin' cool is THAT?
I wanna blue one!

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just what i was thinking...

Aug. 6th, 2008 | 05:08 pm

Toles Cartoon

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on my list

Jul. 25th, 2008 | 03:31 pm

Visiting interesting statues.

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an argument for print...

Jul. 22nd, 2008 | 04:06 pm

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the most disturbing thing to talk about in social psyc...

Jul. 16th, 2008 | 10:23 pm

Bystander Effect

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