I did this twice, and both times I got cities in South America: Rio and Buenos Aires.
I did this twice, and both times I got cities in South America: Rio and Buenos Aires.
That one guy in #15 walking nearest the curb wouldn’t look out of place even today.
♬♭♮♪ “Aaaaafter allll… I will be the one to hold yoooou in my aarrrrrrms…”♬♩♭♫
I like this quiz.
I don’t get cold like poor Becky here, but MAN, do I hate leaving a nice hot shower!
I say, “Bugger!” when I’m upset, and none of my NYC neighbors understand. Thanks, Britain!
If this is his haute couture, then his ready-to-wear line must be something, eh?
Steve Martin is a world-class banjo player in the bluegrass genre. And Hugh Laurie is an excellent piano player. I know he mainly goes for old school blues/1930s R&B. Seeing him play “Minnie the Moocher” on Jeeves and Wooster in character as Wooster is a treat.
Cute face here, but for real, apparently it’s sad face! Took an ID picture recently with what I thought was Neutral ID Face, and the lady asked me to make another expression, because I “look[ed] sad”. I wasn’t sad, I was actually feeling pretty good!
Marlon Wayans’ agent? Yeah, I’d like to have her/him as my agent for just life stuff. Anyone who can negotiate a contract like that is someone worth knowing!
I have thin, fine hair. All of it, and #17 pisses me off royally, because that leads to #15, even if I use my de-tangling comb. :(
Hi, Beast! How you doin’? :D
Wisconsin’s was close, but then they messed it up with surrounding words and that “open for business” crap. D’uh, every state’s open for business. So Alaska it is.
NB: The word “bubbler” for “water fountain” pretty much only applies to Milwaukee. I miss Cousins Subs, and Steak and Shake. But I really miss Kopp’s Frozen Custard. ::sigh::
Aw! Of course there’d be a website for it. I lived in the area near Riverside Park at the time they shot this. Michael Palin had originally been in the cast, and one day I got to see some of a scene he would have been in as they shot it in the park. As a huge fan of his (and of Monty Python in general), I was happy that he’d be in a major film. Imagine my disappointment when I saw the movie in the theater and all his scenes had been cut. :(
Funny how imperious people like him think they have the gravitas to go spouting off and believe that people will rush to obey, as if anyone gave a fig about what they think; yet if anyone tried to hold all of the .01% to account for the crimes of their oligarchic, über-capitalist cohorts, their indignance would know no bounds. Of course he knows that it’s not religion but a desire to be recognized as powerful in an impersonal society that is the driving force for these terrorists - for any terrorists! These men want power and they use religion as a conduit to get that power, just as Murdoch used his financial capital and building a media empire to gain power. He can’t be that stupid, so I’m guessing that he just wanted to get a bit of an ego boost by making his little proclamation. Well, no one cares, Rupe. Have a seat.
A Friday night in the mid-90s. A pal and I were on our way to a bar on the Upper West Side, and at 79th and Amsterdam, there he was on the corner with a couple of buddies, all of them high as kites; he had blond, floppy hair pulled back with a hairband, and was clapping and stomping his feet way, way off the beat to a busker playing blues on a guitar. My friend said, “Isn’t that the kid from Gilbert Grape?” “I don’t know that movie. Isn’t he the kid who’s the ‘Cousin Oliver’ on Growing Pains?” Then he did a little dance, but he was high, so you can imagine how that looked. Friday night in NYC, though, so no one cared. He was really young and skinny, like a colt. It’s very weird to see him somewhat pudgy with wrinkles and crows’ feet.
The best decade for men’s clothes was the 50s, and you didn’t have it, Buzzfeed! Even the rebels were smartly put together back then.
Absolutely true, but had there been Twitter, any stupid little thing they did that was reported on, those poor reporters/news outlets would have been inundated with goofy fan girls “sticking up” for their boys.
Where’s “Aww!”? This needed “Aww!”
Shoot, if you’re going to call your kid “Atticus”, there’s a ton of other cool Roman names: Aurelius (or Aurelia), Vespastia, Cicero, Cassius (Muhammad Ali’s given name was Cassius), Felix, Lavinia, Rufus, Tarquin, Sabina, Titus, Antonius, Honoria… and that’s just for starters. I probably wouldn’t name my daughter Messalina, though, not after seeing I, Claudius. N’uh-uh!
Wow. I’m imagining if Twitter had existed in 1964 during Beatlemania. Aren’t we all glad it didn’t?
I love this show. It’s all about dresses to snark on and watching these people get drunk.
Yep, yep, yep, yep… all of those things. And I had the rainbow Trapper Keeper.
He looks like a baby by the face. I can’t get with that as an adult woman. I need my men to look like MEN. But, hey, strike while the iron is hot, kid. But that body is totally ‘shopped, come on.
The Bennets, as long as Mr Bennet was alive, were pretty damn comfortable! The “economic status” of the Bennets’ £2000/year would be more like ~$4,090,887 a year today. At Mr Bennet’s death, Mrs Bennet would’ve gotten back only the £5000 she brought into the marriage, and would then have to split it equally with her daughters. They’d all each only have the 4% interest of £1000 to live on for the rest of their lives if they didn’t marry. £40 (or ~$81,814) a year. Not paupers, but a huge step down. Collins would get everything else but the women’s clothing. If the Bennet women all lived together, that’d be £200 (or ~$409,164) a year. Lydia would’ve simply had to have stopped buying so much lace. Fortunately, Darcy and Bingley saved them all from a very cruel fate, indeed. Mr Bingley’s £5000 a year income is ~$10,226,019 today. Not bad for one guy! Caroline Bingley’s lump sum inheritance of £20,000 would be ~$40,923,620 today. Georgiana Darcy’s lump sum inheritance of £30,000 would be ~$61,385,467 now. Hahaha! Greedy, naughty Wickham! Mr Darcy. His £10,000 a year - mind, this is only the 4% interest income he gets - has the economic status of ~$20,458,853. I compared 1795 to 2013 from this site and converted pounds to dollars at today’s rate of $1.51 to £1. I know, it’s geeky! But I wanted to know what kind of money we’re talking, here!
Mr. White. Huh.
#12: Casserole, nothing, that’s a hotdish!
Oh, I don’t know. I’ve seen black teenage boys in NYC with fade cuts in the last 6 or 7 months. Not as high as Kid’s, obviously, but the style’s back. Just ping me when it’s time to cuff straight-legged jeans really high again.
Would not be surprised one iota if it turned out these folks were paid to wear these clothes, or in the Duchess’ case, money was given to a charity of her choice in exchange.
Someday, though, there will be people who won’t know who either Kanye or Paul were. Ask most kids under 16 today who Aretha Franklin or Led Zeppelin or Boy George or N’Sync, much less who Mozart or Bach are/were, and you’ll get ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
I saw the premiere screening in NYC, and I also thought it was dull. Costumes were great, everyone acted well, the cinematography felt very early 1980s, but Abel’s character needed a redemption arc, because that’s how all movies work. His character didn’t change or go through any sort of journey at all - and neither did anyone else.
I’ve heard maybe three songs by Kanye? I’ve never heard him try to sing before this. It wasn’t terrible. And if he needs Auto Tune because he can’t sing, well, he can’t sing! Better this than showing everyone that he’s really not got a singing voice. Most rappers don’t sing. I couldn’t imagine him letting anyone else perform this song, either. What a shame that he lost his mom under such crazy circumstances. It seems like they were very close. As for Sir Paul, I’m impressed that he’s still performing, keeps a hand in on the modern pop scene, and hasn’t gone on the “oldies circuit” like Ringo.
Wolf Hall was such a great book, I hope the series will do it real justice. And isn’t there some short series in production in the UK right now with Tom Hiddleston and Hugh Laurie? I can’t wait to hear more about that one!
I’ve barely heard of this woman, but if having this song exist as the price for Weird Al’s “Party in the C.I.A.,” then I’ll take it. He really sounds great on that song. And if she gets royalties from that, too, as co-writer? Well, hey. Good going, chica. Make that stack.
My fave of all the Bond themes is “A View to a Kill” by Duran Duran (sorry, Shirley; sorry, Sir Paul). But my fave film on this list is Brazil. SO glad I have a copy of it with the ending Gilliam intended. The version with the “Hollywood Happy Ending” that he was forced to do is ridiculous.
sex, lies, and videotape-era James Spader as Frollo from The Hunchback of Notre Dame.