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What A. Kurosawa said there about the daily grind of the script writer, and what he said about Balzac reminded me of this Tobias Wolff interview (I think it was posted before on the blue, but I can't find it) wherein he parallels the work of the… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by banterboy, Sangermaine, Mooseli
MeFi comment - 18 hours ago

Hey, thanks to the crew members, past and present, and to the in-crowd hanging around. This place is seriously amazing. [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by spinturtle, taz
MetaTalk comment - 6 days ago

Thanks a lot, Cortex. I'm not really into painting - or eggs - but his work is absolutely fascinating. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by persona au gratin
MeFi comment - Last month

I love her website, where you can find scores of most of her tunes, but also Steve swallow's. That's also another instantiation of her wonderful sense of humor. Thanks for the links ! [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by On the Corner, oakroom
MeFi comment - Last month

Here's an update to my shelves building craze : for my daughter, and an extension to my cd / dvd space. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Greg Nog
MetaTalk comment - Last month

This is the nth time that I have to build shelves to avoid being completely overwhelmed by our books, cds, tapes, old records... [more]
favorited 9 times, recently by Greg Nog, Don Pepino, Lapin, Oyéah, Celsius1414, redsparkler, mygothlaundry, introp, Room 641-A
MetaTalk comment - Last month

For those of you who like shelves, previous models : kitchen a / b, corridor, angle. I love shelves. My wife will probably have to stop me covering every inch of our walls with more shelves. [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by Greg Nog, introp, Rock Steady, Celsius1414, notyou
MetaTalk comment - Last month

At least, he doesn't write comme un pied. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by numaner, zinful, Greg_Ace
MeFi comment - Last month

Basically, he was an charming slacker rich dude living off other peoples hard work. How his any of thinking relevant to my or most other people's lives? So was Marcus Aurelius. It doesn't make his work completely worthless… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by skoosh, Mister Bijou, late afternoon dreaming hotel
MeFi comment - 2 months ago


French secularism is not at all American secularism. In theory I would like it; in practice it comes from a culture with such a history with religion that laïcité mostly means "no visible religion except slightly watered down Roman… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Captain l'escalier
MeFi comment - 7 months ago

I'm somehow sad for our government. I've been to Nice a few days ago (my stepson works there) and thus had the opportunity to go to its beaches. There were women bathing in Burkinis, and nobody seemed to care. Even in such a place, people on… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by fraula, biggreenplant
MeFi comment - 7 months ago

Well, I'd say you could try a number of red wines from the south-west of France. Off the top of my head : Iroulegy, Bergerac, Corbières, Faugères, Gaillac (avoid "primeur"), and of course Madiran, which is said to contribute to a healthy… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by holgate
Ask MeFi comment - 7 months ago

Non ? Merde. Merde ! . [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by fraula
MetaTalk comment - 9 months ago

linked liberalism with social desirability, and conservatism with psychosis That's what I call broad strokes ! [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by tobascodagama, vorpal bunny
MeFi comment - 9 months ago


Maybe it is because the teachers would have to master a broader set of skills, and have a very deep knowledge of the foreign culture they would be dealing with. I mean, I guess that's probably the reason why you should learn Carnatic music in India,… [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by pittcatt, mylittlepoppet, Annabelle74, catspajammies, Melismata
MeFi comment - 10 months ago

Wow ! I hadn't danced in a while, but two minutes ago, I was dancing to your tune ! Thanks a lot, Flapjax, and I guess that posting your song here was "working for the common good" too. Thanks again - dancing feels great ! [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by flapjax at midnite
Music comment - Last year

fraula: "Heck yeah there were and are witches/sorcerers/magicians. In one of my more unique experiences, during the brief period I dated a mountain-biking Provençal, on one of our outings, my back wheel slipped on a rock and tossed me over a… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by suburbanbeatnik, GenjiandProust, glasseyes
MeFi comment - Last year

This...is...typical ! [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by feckless fecal fear mongering
MeFi comment - Last year


Papa was not a rolling stone, by David Sedaris. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Space Kitty
MeFi comment - Last year

I rejected for years all my father represented but I've always had fond memories of the music he introduced me to : George Brassens, Jacques Brel, Pierre peret, Francis Blanche, especially because he played lots of tunes and knew by rote a whole… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by pxe2000, languagehat
MeFi comment - Last year

And yesterday, in the regional elections, the right-wing (FN) came first (but it's not the last round). [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by daveliepmann
MeFi comment - Last year

howfar: "do you think that internet + camera = you can tell people kind of intimate things in public places and record how they react ? How does that relate to your initial objection? This has nothing to do with smooth talking or… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by yesster, Meatbomb
MeFi comment - Last year

Retrospectively, I really understand what an idiot I was when I was in high school, shoe gazing endlessly when I should have told the girls I had a crush on some smooth talking 101 tripe like this. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Fizz
MeFi comment - Last year

Ideas to teach a blind person
favorited 1 time, recently by ichomp
Ask MeFi post - Last year

smoothing those rough edges
favorited 20 times, recently by datarose
Ask MeFi post - Last year

My whole life feels like a long awkward moment, so I have plenty to choose from. Off the top of my head : I was seventeen, sitting in the first row of the class, next to a girl I found really attractive. Suddenly, she handed a small folded piece of… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by eotvos, billiebee
MeFi comment - Last year

Don Pepino: "Yes! It's my favorite favorite, and in my opinion introducing it to this discussion was a stroke of genius. It's fun if you think of each of those little fluffpups as a tiny J. Alfred afraid to roll up his or her trousers, and… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Chichibio
MeFi comment - Last year

we have lingered into the chambers of the sea, wreathed by seagirls with seaweed, red and brown, til human voices woke us, and we drowned. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by neat graffitist
MeFi comment - Last year

Jacqueline: ""Please, France, don't do what we did. Learn from our knee jerk bullshit." I thought France already had more experience than the US does with terrorism? Didn't their colonies' wars for independence include a… [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by bgal81, XMLicious, Jacqueline, Katjusa Roquette, Death and Gravity, [insert clever name here], mandolin conspiracy, jlbartosa
MeFi comment - Last year

It's been a difficult week, and each morning my wife and I hugged in front of the sink, first thing in the morning, still drowsy, as the radio gave more details about the killings. I was on the brink of tears as I tried to swallow something and go to… [more]
favorited 14 times, recently by teponaztli, en forme de poire, Otto the Magnificent, languagehat, Oyéah, jessamyn, Namlit, ldthomps, mudpuppie, Fig, Don Pepino, MonkeyToes, sciatrix, palomar
MetaTalk comment - Last year

On a side note : my command of the English language doesn't extend to voluntarily breaking rhythms. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Don Pepino
MeFi comment - Last year

Thanks Don, The Love song ... is the first English poem I tried to learn twenty years and change ago (and I have to say I didn't search my post for mistakes - sorry for the pain) - it's the Love song, right ? [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Don Pepino
MeFi comment - Last year

they say ISIS are barely human... Yeah, that's the way Saracens were portayed in The Song of Roland too. [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by homunculus, nangar, runincircles, jb
MeFi comment - Last year

Too-Ticky: "Well, that definitely makes me want to be more welcoming to Syrian refugees, not less so. Extremists and fundamentalists want to see us kick them out? That makes me want to invite them over for tea." Yesterday… [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by nangar, Katjusa Roquette, Artful Codger
MeFi comment - Last year

Puppies are all right, but humans suck, as usual. [more]
favorited 5 times, recently by HillbillyInBC, rhizome, chasles, Slackermagee, touchstone033
MeFi comment - Last year

Playstation 4 ? I've just read Little Brother, and the main protagonist used an xbox to get under the radar. Maybe it's still very hard to track down relevant info on such a network. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Katjusa Roquette
MeFi comment - Last year

I've been involved in the process and I strongly feel that anything I could say would be awkward, because my experience is obviously not something I can build upon to force representations onto anyone. That being said, I also feel that the issues… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by internet fraud detective squad, station number 9
MeFi comment - Last year

They're to be found on the Tradersden.org video forum, and they're readily available (around or more than a hundred seeders). [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by philip-random
MeFi comment - Last year

Wow. I recently bought a Cul de Sac comic to lend to my students but I had no idea what kind of genius the author was. I'm blown away. Thanks, ladyriffraff. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by ladyriffraff
MeFi comment - Last year

According to that chart, I'm 6 years old. I've insisted a number of times to draw with my daughter, even bought Ed Emberley's books (Make a World is amazing, she has drawn a dragon and tried a hundred times to burn me to the ground with her… [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Tufa
Ask MeFi comment - Last year

It sure is an improvement over the gueules cassées pictures from WW1 (warning : horryfying pictures). It strikes me as some sort of propaganda. They can be models, but how else can they fit in ? [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by pupperduck
MeFi comment - Last year

I wonder... does he have anything from the Allied side ? [more]
favorited 4 times, recently by longbaugh, kev23f, Prince Lazy I, lesbiassparrow
MeFi comment - Last year

I have just listened to a piece on French public radio. The journalist pretty much sums it up accurately : It would have been much cheaper for American taxpayers if their government had let their French embassy just buy Le Canard Enchainé to learn… [more]
favorited 8 times, recently by Anhedonic Donkey, merelyglib, motdiem2, dejah420, Lesser Spotted Potoroo, brokkr, wenestvedt, hap_hazard
MeFi comment - Last year

Un secret de Polichinelle. [more]
favorited 3 times, recently by merelyglib, Wolof, Joe in Australia
MeFi comment - Last year

I've always been really impressed by the way the actress (Gwen Taylor) impersonating Yoko Ono managed not to burst out laughing in that scene from the Rutles. [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by lmfsilva
MeFi comment - Last year

I'd like to chime in saying that the idea of "taking any child the agency wants to place with us" is not the wrong way to do it if you've thought it through and are on the same page with your partner. You mentioned that your desire would be… [more]
favorited 2 times, recently by wonton endangerment, wwax
Ask MeFi comment - Last year

Anyway, I'm sure you'll be amazed. Congratulations ! [more]
favorited 1 time, recently by Kattullus
MetaTalk comment - Last year

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