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Mar. 22nd, 2017

Twin Peaks 2.12

The Romeo & Juliet (subtitles strangely read for us too dear instead of for earth too dear)

The witchcraft

The Duchovny

Feels like many many scenes in this show (not this episode in particular) are just excuses for the music.

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Feb. 6th, 2017

Young Pope 1.07

Temptations. Power. Sure. But what was the last temptation in the Last Temptation of Christ? Wow, I read that book before college and was blown away by it. I wonder how it holds up.

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The Young Pope is an office comedy with funny clothes.

Jan. 26th, 2017

Young Pope 1.03

Papacy: this is the ridiculous system you have, and you put Lenny in the big chair.

USA: this is the ridiculous system you have, and you put Trump in the big chair.

They could not have planned a more miraculous timing of this release.

Walking Dead general comment

I've made it as far as 5.13.

I want to say how much I appreciate the efforts they make to have a unique method of zombie kill in each episode. That must be pretty exhausting.

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"There are two kinds of life. There is, as Viri says, the one people believe you are living, and there is the other. It is this other which causes the trouble, this other we long to see."

The strange narrator in James Salter's Light Years shortens the Great Gatsby to near Twitter length.

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I haven't been to nearly as many movies this year, but Sicario is a good one. The war on drugs as a war not an import/export problem. It's not Dante's hell, but the canyon'd wilderness above after a tunnel was dug out of there. Might be my personal version of Fury Road for 2015 movies.

Answer for question 4543.

How do you do the majority of your shopping -- online or physical stores? If you split your shopping purchases between them, what do you tend to buy most in each location? What's one thing you wish you could order easily online that you can't?
Q: "What's one thing you wish you could order easily online that you can't?"

A: a cure for my laziness.

Answer for question 4525.

How does fall/autumn rank in your list of favorite seasons? What things do you enjoy most about it (cooler weather, Halloween, etc)? Do you like the array of pumpkin spice items available this time of year -- what's your favorite?
Autumn is the glory. It shows what the year should have been. It's not preparation for winter. Rather, winter is the long dead aftermath of autumn.

Answer for question 4515.

What was the best news you ever received? What happened? Where were you when you got the news -- were you able to celebrate immediately or did you need to "keep it cool" until you got home, etc?
OMG - the best news was that Jack didn't really die at the end of Titanic! SPOILER!!