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March 06, 2015

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Scott

From the link "When 11-year old boys watch Aliens" by Roger Ebert.

"I have no problem showing my son the original "Psycho," "28 Days Later" or "Aliens" (all rated "R") but not "Kingsman: The Secret Service" (R) or the James Bond or "Transformers" movies (PG-13). Why? The short answer: I care more about the values expressed by the film and its characters than the content of the movie. "

Are Kingsman, Bond and Transformers subversive? Who knew. Take Kingsman for example, seems the idea of a climate change psycho is a bridge too far.

Hal

Cat island.

More to the point, which cat island??

Public bathroom riposte.

Tell it to The Marines.

Hal

More fast food.

Yeah, she's got the same expression at the end as the last time . . . !!

Hal

When bins fight back.

In San Francisco, what's needed is when parks fight back . . . but the same level of idiocy definitely applies . . . .

Rafi

I suspect the gent in the last shot will prove rather important.

Yes! About time they got Vision in the trailers.

David

seems the idea of a climate change psycho is a bridge too far.

Heh. I thought the original piece had a certain charm - capturing the boys’ excited reactions – but he rather blows it with the update (which I hadn’t seen): “I am close friends with their parents, a fair percentage of whom are artists or writers, or people married to artists or writers… In my little world, you worry mainly about whether a [film] could be considered good art.”

I don’t think he’s quite hearing what it is he’s typing.

sk60

Cheese and biscuits

I could just eat a bourbon biscuit. Not with cheddar though.

David

I could just eat a bourbon biscuit. Not with cheddar though.

One day everyone will appreciate the brie-and-custard-cream juxtaposition.

Anna

Baby pigs eat apple.

Also, Vision!

Anna

Also, Paul Bettany!

David

Also, Paul Bettany!

Heh. Easy, tiger. Don’t make me fetch the hose.

Ted S., Catskill Mtns., NY, USA

"I have no problem showing my son the original "Psycho," "28 Days Later" or "Aliens" (all rated "R") but not "Kingsman: The Secret Service" (R) or the James Bond or "Transformers" movies (PG-13). Why? The short answer: I care more about the values expressed by the film and its characters than the content of the movie. "

As David likes to quote, artists claim their work is supposed to be "challenging" and "transgressive". This is what happens when a work is challenging and transgressive toward them.

David

Also film related, a theory about food in 2001.

David

And Christopher Snowdon’s latest book is available here for free.

R. Sherman

Re: Dumplings at warp speed. The question is, "How do they taste?"

dicentra

I spent a dizzying few minutes wondering why the guy who made off with all that NSA stuff would write a treatise on the free market.

David

Baby pigs eat apple.

Thanks to the inevitable gif, you can now watch the teeny tiny piggies on an endless loop.

Rob

Cheese and biscuits: obviously 'nouvelle' portions, I'd rather have my money's worth somewhere else.


Regarding "28 Days Later", I actually found this quite disturbing, or at least the first half. The second half descended into the standard British film-genre of gore and Hate Figures (posh British Army Officer and squaddies) so was more relaxing.

RobAnzac

Cheese and biscuits

Try ordinary yellow cheese on Girl Guide biscuits.
I'm being serious.
I was first offered this only a handful of years ago.
I thought it was either a mistake or some sort of hospitality desperation.
But it wasn't.
I found it very nice.

Unrelated, but another new thing for me too and introduced by the same race (the New Zealander) , raw swede, which can be sweet and crunchy in a similar way to raw carrot.

Hal

. . raw swede, which can be sweet and crunchy . .

'k since the question is just sitting there, what about raw Finn or Norwegian? Or what of cooked Swede?

Hal

Try ordinary yellow cheese on Girl Guide biscuits.

I'm reminded of the party that included dill pickle wrapped in salami with peanut butter on top . . . The very definite sensation of synapses resetting was very interesting . . . .

Tim Newman

On the slurpee waves....yes, that's exactly how ice forms in a moving sea. I could never figure it out until I moved to Russia, but saw it first hand when I did. Rather than a skim forming and being broken up, it just gets more and more viscous, and then the viscosity changes to lumps of ice which get bigger and bigger and join together to form a sort of raft which eventually sits on the surface like a swimming pool cover. This then thickens and freezes as the movement becomes less and less. It's an interesting thing to see happen, and the slurpee conditions are really weird.

RY

@RobAnzac

Are Girl Guide biscuits similar to UK digestive biscuits?
Digestive biscuits go very well with some hard cheeses.

Ted S., Catskill Mtns., NY, USA

And here I was thinking "which type of Guil Guide biscuits [sic]?"

On Trefoils, maybe. But not on my Thin Mints or Samoas!

RobAnzac

@RY
Are Girl Guide biscuits similar to UK digestive biscuits?

No, I don't think so, well not if your digestives are like ours, which is highly likely.
I too would have cheese on a digestive and not think it an odd combo, or jam or marmite or vegemite or honey or tomato or a lot of things. A handy biscuit.

The Girl Guide is a fairly sweet biscuit and looks like one, but I don't know what to compare them with because nothing else you can buy here tastes like them.
Only available once a year via the Guides and not in shops.
Australian ones taste and look the same.

Some biscuit pictures in the links - not so sure about the new fangled chocolate coated ones though
https://www.girlguidingnz.org.nz/
http://guidebiscuits.org.nz/

David

I’ve learned so much about Girl Guide biscuits. I didn’t see that coming.

RY

@RobAnzac

Thanks for that.
Didn't realise that you have digestives over there.
Have looked at your link and can appreciate that it is difficult to suggest equivalent.
Interesting that Girl Guide biscuits are noticeably sweeter and that works well with cheese.

At the risk of driving our host up the wall:

We do rich fruitcake with some cheeses.
And Americans do apple pie with cheddar.
Both work wonderfully.

TimP

From Cat island:

"Locals are trying to keep the feline population in check - at least 10 cats have been neutered."

I'm thinking that this might not be quite enough.

AC1

http://petapixel.com/2015/03/11/how-ricoh-returned-90000-photos-to-victims-of-the-2011-tsunami-in-japan/

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