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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: 7690

This episode is being aired again tonight. Sorry for the short notice.
by Pockets
Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:47 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: E. B. White essay
Replies: 1
Views: 52

Charlotte's Webb and Stuart Little were two of my favorite books growing up.
by Pockets
Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: Cast & Crew
Topic: Bill Murray Refuses Breathalyzer Test in Sweden
Replies: 1
Views: 3872

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: 3547

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: 5929

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: 3669

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: 23473

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: 5061

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: 4317

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: 3542

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
Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:06 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Time to say goodbye
Replies: 9
Views: 160

I too am sad to see such a wonderful member of this forum leave, and for all the wrong reasons. I am not religious, but you and your family will always be in my thoughts. I really hope that you find the peace and happiness that you certainly deserve. You have only ever come across to me on this boar...
by Pockets
Tue Jun 26, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: Japan & Japanese/Asian Culture
Topic: Any Transformers fans here?
Replies: 4
Views: 4878

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 6:28 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Personality Disorder Test
Replies: 7
Views: 93

Re: Personality Disorder Test

http://www.4degreez.com/misc/personality_disorder_test.m Interesting. I wont be posting my results... :oops: :lol: Taking the 5th on this one? ;) Well my results... Disorder | Rating Paranoid: Low Schizoid: Moderate Schizotypal: Low Antisocial: Low Borderline: Low Histrionic: Low Narcissistic: Mode...
by Pockets
Tue Jun 26, 2007 2:56 am
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Comparing "Roman Holiday" with "LiT"
Replies: 13
Views: 8201

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 11:31 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Brain usage profile test
Replies: 5
Views: 68

Brain usage profile test

Test yourself here: http://mindmedia.com/braintest.html It's free, but they also hope to interest us in their products. My results: Your Brain Usage Profile: Auditory : 50% Visual : 50% Left : 50% Right : 50% Pockets, you are one of those rare individuals who are perfectly "balanced" in both your he...
by Pockets
Sun Jun 24, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: Lost In Translation
Topic: Comparing "Roman Holiday" with "LiT"
Replies: 13
Views: 8201

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: 8201

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 6:53 pm
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Good advice
Replies: 1
Views: 54

So far this summer, I went bicycling with my boyfriend once(the first bike ride in... decades), I've been gardening (more like weed pulling and trimming of the shrubbery) and sitting in my yard, on the grass with my dogs and gazing at the river and the sky. I don't understand why so many people go a...
by Pockets
Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:37 am
Forum: World Travel
Topic: India
Replies: 1
Views: 4460

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 ...