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Thursday, July 27, 2006

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The Most Trenchant Wall Street Analysis Ever

There was a time when this was all anyone talked about

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When you're at these actors' age the funniest part of the movie is having a condom in your hand.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

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Quote of the day: "'You know that penny farthing hell you call your mind? That's where you think this is coming from, don't you?' " Samuel Beckett

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Peter Stothard points out how saying Homer is a woman is not necessarily a feminist claim. Or rather, that Samuel Butler staked the claim for misogynist reasons.

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Peter Stothard points out how saying Homer is a woman is not necessarily a feminist claim. Or rather, that Samuel Butler staked the claim for misogynist reasons.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

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Which author called his cat Kiddleywinkempoops? The answer will amaze you. His dog never knew his luck. Imagine what the Kiddleywinkempoops Regionalist Party would stand for.

Monday, July 03, 2006

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Like the Beatles, it's not just that Orwell produced more than his competitors did, in less time, of greater quality, his B-sides and rarities sustain the interest in them: "It may look like the sweepings from his study floor - memos to a literary editor about early deadlines, a photo of Orwell milking a goat in Morocco - but I found it gripping. "

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Social difficulties of the method acting: "One time [Robert de Niro] picked up a guy who happened to be an actor. The guy was like, 'Jesus Christ, one year you're winning an Oscar and now your driving cabs? Guess it's hard to find a steady job?' Bob explained what he was doing. The guy just put a hand on his shoulder and said, 'It's okay Bobby, I've been there too.'"