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Okay, yes, ha ha, what this guy did in the cinema can hardly be considered "culture" but it is at least "popular culture" which is nothing to be sniffed at.
I don't think I saw any of the Fast & Furious movies -- perhaps part of one on television, but it made no lasting impression. But I have seen a few Paul Walker movies over the years, and he was no worse that quite a few actors, so it was kind of a shame that he got stuck in such a rut.
What it probably the most unfair is that a new movie of his is coming out in a week or so in the U.S. and it looks like it was a definite break from the usual crap.
I am appalled by how little activity there is on the branch, even though culture is a major part of my life (and I'm sure that I'm not the only person).
I am thinking that one problem might be the totally unappealing name that was given to the branch.
Perhaps we can think of some better names that the Thorn Tree could use instead? (I haven't really thought about a new name yet, but I will certainly be back shortly with some suggestions.)
It's been a few months since we announced impending changes to Thorn Tree, so it's time we gave you an update.
There's been a team of developers and designers working away on a new version for a little while now. Here's the headlines:
We hope to launch a beta version in February 2014. This is not an iron-clad guarantee, but it's where we're aiming for at the moment. We'll keep you updated if this changes.
The new Thorn Tree beta will include the return of private messages. As we've said over this past year, the mods have missed them too – party time.
What will the new Thorn Tree look like?
It will contain the same features and a similar page layout, tweaked to look a bit more 2014, not 2006. It... more »
40 years ago the Billy Cobham - 'Spectrum' album came out . The track 'Stratus' featured a riff that's been copied , sampled and re mixed so many times notably on Massive Attack's - "Safe From Harm" . Wonder if he got many royalties.
More recently this tune was covered by Jeff Beck - LINK
Apart from one that helped me through a troublesome Acid-trip, I shun guides.
I do not frankly care too much about why-what something is there for, I just care that its there and I can see it.
Once in Egypt back in the early 2000s I had a guide take me to Sakara and Dashour and the bugger wouldn't stop for breath for 6 hours explaining every rock, grain of sand, tree, etc to the point where I had to fake toilet breaks every 40 minutes to get away for 5 minutes of peace.
Do you like travelling with a guide? If I want to know about somewhere I read up on it, I don't need a commentary when I enjoy sitting and looking at the Monastery at Petra, Borobadur, The Great Wall or the Himalayas with the breeze sifting my thoughts and a calmness entering my soul. Discuss.
While in Spain last week, in an area with many English expats, my daughter enjoyed a little comic sketch show which was being put on for children, even though, being in Spanish, and very verbal, she could barely understand a word of it.
To me it seemed very similar to the kinds of sketches that are included in British pantomimes, usually having nothing whatsoever to do with the general panto plot. In this case, two comic actors, dressed in rather funny way, calling themselves Pomponio and Chancleta, did silly things, which extended and interrupted the delivery of (1) a shaggy dog story and (2) a silly song with actions from which the words were gradually removed and got faster and faster. Is this similarity to panto sketches the universality of comic theatricality, deliberate importation from pantomime, some particular Spanish form, or what?
The names also interest me. Pomponi... more »
The new Heimat movies are absolutely the best films that I have seen this year.
And I see about 5 films a week at the cinema.
Most Palestinian films of the past have always been European co-productions (generally French, German or Belgian), but this is the first film financed 100% with Palestinian funds.
As usual, it is a grim tale of the impossibile relations between the Palestinians and the Israelis. Nevertheless, it is an excellent film.
Does anybody know the name of the puppy dog from Tom & Jerry? The father dog’s name is Spike, but what is the name of his son? I only recall the father always saying "That's my boy!"
My girlfriend and I will be visiting San Francisco over Halloween and we would love to get recommendations as to what to do on halloween. Any suggestions? Parties, etc? We are in our 20's and like to go out, party, etc. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Anybody watched the old and the new Carrie? What do you think about the new version?
Anybody still remembers this (in)famous night club and has any first-hand encounters to share?
Did your favorite things to do in the Castro make our list? Tell us what you think and if you have anything we should add!
I'm going to be doing some volunteer work with AIESEC at the end of the year, if you haven't heard of them they are a student organisation that runs volunteer work all over the world. They are running a competition where you have to post a 30-60 second video of why you want to go volunteering and if you win then you get a free volunteering experience. Here's how i need your help, i was thinking that to make my entry a bit more interesting i could people from all over the world to say my message. This could be in the form of you saying a part of the message in your won language or even just holding up a sign whilst showing off your local life in your country in the background or a well known landmark. I think this idea would be a great way to show off why i want to go on exchange.
My message that i came up with was
When George Mallory was asked why he wanted to Climb ev... more »
Happy to report that punk is alive and well in Blackpool after recently having attended the festival for the first time.
Well organised, great locations (Winter Gardens) and a very good turnout - 15,000 reported (over 4
days) Great to see so many of the old school bands still going strong. Of the newer bands I quite enjoyed Buenos Aires' The Argies. Personal highligts: Adicts and Jello Biafra. Reasonably priced hotels everywhere
and - so the rumours have it - the best fish and chips in England. (Nearly o.d.'ed on haddock) - Definitely recommended!
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