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by Pockets
Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:23 pm
Forum: Appearances
Topic: Scarlett to host SNL April 21, 2007
Replies: 9
Views: 6208

This episode is being aired again tonight. Sorry for the short notice.
by Pockets
Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: Cast & Crew
Topic: Bill Murray Refuses Breathalyzer Test in Sweden
Replies: 1
Views: 3133

Bill Murray Refuses Breathalyzer Test in Sweden

Bill Murray Refuses Breathalyzer Test in Sweden In what sounds like a scene out of his old movie Caddyshack, Bill Murray was pulled over by police in Sweden while cruising through downtown Stockholm in a golf cart, then refused to take breathalyzer test after police said they smelled alcohol, autho...
by Pockets
Tue Aug 14, 2007 2:47 pm
Forum: Japan & Japanese/Asian Culture
Topic: Summertime Japanese Nebuta Matsuri festivals
Replies: 1
Views: 2863

Summertime Japanese Nebuta Matsuri festivals

This is the time of the year for the famous Japanese Nebuta Matsuri festivals. Large colorfully decorated floats made of wood, bamboo and paper are paraded around the cities of Aomori, Neputa and Tachi Neputa. There are both daytime and night time events. The night time events are more dramatic look...
by Pockets
Fri Aug 10, 2007 11:38 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: I just scored the soundtrack on vinyl
Replies: 9
Views: 4526

Epstein wrote:got it off ebay
So your eBay user name must be hitdatrecords? Because that person won a copy of it on vinyl on August 8th for $58.89. :P
by Pockets
Tue Jul 31, 2007 6:04 pm
Forum: Japan & Japanese/Asian Culture
Topic: Mystery money in Japan appears in mailboxes, falls from sky
Replies: 0
Views: 2846

Mystery money in Japan appears in mailboxes, falls from sky

Newstory link here Mystery money in Japan appears in mailboxes, falls from sky by Miwa Suzuki Sat Jul 28, 10:34 PM ET TOKYO (AFP) - A mystery gripping Japan over anonymous cash gifts has taken a new twist. For those who want the next batch of giveaways, the place to look is in their mailboxes -- or...
by Pockets
Mon Jul 09, 2007 9:01 pm
Forum: Cast & Crew
Topic: Scarlet makes number 3
Replies: 27
Views: 19688

Maybe primarily, but I used to be in the business of selling these things (not just Maxim) and you'd be surprised how many young women like to get subscriptions to their boyfriends/husbands just so they can read them when they're done. I think that those young women want to know what celebrity chic...
by Pockets
Wed Jul 04, 2007 8:46 pm
Forum: Japan & Japanese/Asian Culture
Topic: Japanese Culture on youtube
Replies: 4
Views: 3989

I love those Tommy Lee Jones coffee commercials. I posted some of them in another thread here.
by Pockets
Tue Jul 03, 2007 5:07 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: It's occurred to me...
Replies: 5
Views: 3347

Well in the movie Diner (on of my favorite movies of all time) there is a character that walks around reciting the lines from the movie Sweet Smell of Success. In the movie Forever Lulu, the two main characters love to watch the movie The Hustler and speak the lines at the same time. So knowing a mo...
by Pockets
Tue Jul 03, 2007 2:29 pm
Forum: World Travel
Topic: One of Nepal's 'living goddesses' stripped of status
Replies: 1
Views: 2902

One of Nepal's 'living goddesses' stripped of status

It's tough to be a perfect girl or woman in Tibet. (I posted this story in here in case someone should have a chance to visit Tibet and see one of their Kumari.) "Nepalese folklore holds that men who marry a former Kumari will die young, and so many girls remain unmarried and face a life of hardship...
by Pockets
Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: Japan & Japanese/Asian Culture
Topic: Any Transformers fans here?
Replies: 4
Views: 3791

Any Transformers fans here?

Came across the new Transformers movie trailer on youtube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8VeS4gOFjg
by Pockets
Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:56 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Comparing "Roman Holiday" with "LiT"
Replies: 13
Views: 6512

Also, I don't feel that Jimmy Stewart was too old for his role in Rear Window; I think his pairing with Grace Kelly (a Hitchcock favorite to say the least) given their respective ages was in perfect accord with the narrative of the film. I wasn't saying that I thought he was too old to play those r...
by Pockets
Sun Jun 24, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Comparing "Roman Holiday" with "LiT"
Replies: 13
Views: 6512

Last night, LiT was showing on the Encore Love channel. This afternoon, Turner Classic movies showed Roman Holiday! I came across one movie review which suggested that the RH story was inspired by Princess Margaret (of England). The original Roman Holiday movie trailer: http://www.tcm.com/mediaroom/...
by Pockets
Sat Jun 23, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Comparing "Roman Holiday" with "LiT"
Replies: 13
Views: 6512

Roman Holiday is a film classic. I would be very shocked if Sofia Coppola hasn't seen this film. I took some film studies classes in college. Many of the classic films that have older leading men paired up with younger women are not necessarily due to staying true to the storyline, but rather the fi...
by Pockets
Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:37 am
Forum: World Travel
Topic: India
Replies: 1
Views: 3769

India

Any interest in travels to India? I would say that Monsoon Wedding was a gently humorous movie about Indian life and the visuals had some good insights into what contemporary life is like over there for a middle class family. My boyfriend and I love their cuisine and he would like to visit there in ...
by Pockets
Thu Jun 21, 2007 5:18 pm
Forum: Cast & Crew
Topic: Scarlet makes number 3
Replies: 27
Views: 19688

I don't think that Maxim's demographics are similar to the LiT board's tastes. Their readership is a targeted 17-34 male audience. Anyway, found some other beautiful women lists (some made in reaction to Maxim's), but it's a rare magazine these days that DON"T have an annual beautiful women listing....
by Pockets
Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:30 pm
Forum: Japan & Japanese/Asian Culture
Topic: Japan ranks number 2 in list of countries with Mcdonalds
Replies: 0
Views: 3120

Japan ranks number 2 in list of countries with Mcdonalds

With all of jml98's posts about his Tokyo visit and his visit to a McDonalds restaurant over there, I came across these numbers while searching for information regarding the average weight of Muscovites. This surprised me very much. And if you are ever worried about having to eat strange food in for...
by Pockets
Wed Jun 20, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: Japan & Japanese/Asian Culture
Topic: Japan changes name of Iwo Jima back to its original name
Replies: 0
Views: 2469

Japan changes name of Iwo Jima back to its original name

Japan changes name of Iwo Jima to shore up tradition in face of Hollywood onslaught TOKYO -- Japan has changed the name of the Pacific island of Iwo Jima, site of the famous World War II battle, to its original name of Iwo To after residents there were prodded into action by two recent Clint Eastwo...
by Pockets
Wed Jun 20, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: World Travel
Topic: World's most expensive cities 2007
Replies: 3
Views: 3387

I was very surprised to see Moscow top the list. Not surprised seeing London at number 2 though. I haven't been able to google up any info on how healthy Muscovites are or what their average weight is. Last year, I was surprised to read that Australians and their dogs are on average very overweight.
by Pockets
Wed Jun 20, 2007 9:56 am
Forum: Cast & Crew
Topic: Scarlet makes number 3
Replies: 27
Views: 19688

That fantasy is sitting with a very attractive woman discussing statistics or mathematics at some high level. (Yeah - I'm weird. The sad fact is, I'm not really kidding.) At one level or another all these women to me portray a certain intellectual maturity in their beauty (even if it's only in the ...