Posted Apr 22, 2005
This is a former co-worker who an excellent photographer and who has dropped out, bought himself some land in a remote corner of New Zealand and is starting an artists colony in a giant peace-symbol shaped building that is under construction. I wanna go visit, but I'm afraid I might never leave.
Latest reply: Apr 22, 2005
Frankly Scarlett i don't give a rat's `@ss
Posted Feb 8, 2005
NHK, the japanese version of BBC(or CBC for us canucks) ran "Gone with the Wind" tonight and as usual I just couldn' sit through the whole thing. Aside from the Phyllis Schafely anti-feminist crowd, I really don't understand how anyone can like the film as the main character - Scarlett O'Hara - is entirely unsympathetic. She is a manipulative, selfish, two-faced, conniving shrew. She wants Ashley Wilkes, an honest Southern Gentleman, but when he refuses to fall for her transparent tricks, she marries some poor bastard out of spite, and proceeds to try to break up Ashley's marriage later on. Rhett marries her, but she is jealous of his love for their child and can't understand his grief when the child dies.
Am I supposed to feel sorry for this woman? Am I supposed to feel sorry for the pro-slavery south that produced this spoiled, immature, self-serving harpy?
Maybe its a guy thing, but I just don't get the appeal of Gone with the Wind and Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn.
Latest reply: Feb 8, 2005
Fat Bastard no more
Posted Dec 17, 2004
Yes, after 285 days on a low-carb diet (no bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, sugar or (sob) beer) I am no longer a fat bastard. I have now lost (drum roll please................23 kilograms, that's 50.7 pounds, 3.62 stone, 811 ounces.
So now I am just a plain, garden variety bastard
Latest reply: Dec 17, 2004
Posted Dec 9, 2004
On the subjectof Xmas vittles:
my wife and I are throwing a bash this weekend in Tokyo for about 60 people and I am doing all the cooking (panicstrickensmiley)
Canadian smoked salmon
tortilla chips and salsa
mixed raw vegatables and hot jalapeno creamcheese dip
gigantic spanish olives
garlic dill pickles
cheddar, camembert, parmeasan with crackers
vegetarian quiche with cheddar, onion, sweet pepper and portobello mushrooms
cold roast beef (I bought a full tenderloin as long as my arm today)
sushi (tuna, salmon, squid, the whole works)
roast chicken wings (hot, herb and sweet bbq)
motzarella and spinach ravioli tossed in olive oil, parmeasan and fresh basil and parsley
garlic bread and fresh baquette
mandarins, strawberries, grapes, apples
shortbread and chocolate chip cookies
chocolate covered cherries (dark and milk)
the guests had better be hungry!!! Dear ghod I hope this works.
Latest reply: Dec 9, 2004
How logic works (an explanation for the logically impaired)
Posted May 10, 2004
See anyone you know in these examples?
Latest reply: May 10, 2004