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Old 10-Jan-2012, 01:21 PM (13:21)   #151
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We have all the TinTin books here at home, because my husband loves comics (we've got the Asterix-comics, too, and several old Donald Duck books), TinTin in the Congo was the one I never liked, but the author himself wrote years after making it, he would have done it far different in later years of his life, though he always built a fair amount of clichees and prejudices into his books. But the drawings are awesome. We didn't make it to the movie though, it was shown a relatively short time.

The new Sherlock Holmes is really not bad, but there's shown too much painful hurtings for MY taste, I get nauseous by that.

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Old 11-Jan-2012, 12:14 AM (00:14)   #152
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I was kind of unclear on what surrealism is. I think I get it now.
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Old 11-Jan-2012, 02:28 AM (02:28)   #153
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The new Sherlock Holmes is really not bad, but there's shown too much painful hurtings for MY taste, I get nauseous by that.
I am really beginning to admire Terry's English usage. Not snark. I do enjoy reading her posts, and half the fun is the flavor she puts into her text.

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Old 11-Jan-2012, 06:01 PM (18:01)   #154
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We have all the TinTin books here at home, because my husband loves comics (we've got the Asterix-comics, too, and several old Donald Duck books)...
Your husband has good taste in comics. I have several collections of the old Donald Duck/Uncle Scrooge comics written by Carl Barks. Don't still have any Asterix or Tintin around, though.
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Old 12-Jan-2012, 11:28 AM (11:28)   #155
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I am really beginning to admire Terry's English usage. Not snark. I do enjoy reading her posts, and half the fun is the flavor she puts into her text.

Thanks, I do my very best to be fun (though mostly unintentionally, but I'm pleased by a good enjoy-of-reading, and this neither is meant snarkily).
Hmmmm.... but this lets me think I would better have used: "I feel nauseated by that" ???

Did I say 'I am disgusting' or 'I was disgusted' in the first place (I'm unsure), or is it just the word nauseous which gives my words "flavor"? [it's one of my favourite english words just because of its sound - the other is surreptitiously]

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Old 12-Jan-2012, 04:13 PM (16:13)   #156
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Thanks, I do my very best to be fun (though mostly unintentionally, but I'm pleased by a good enjoy-of-reading, and this neither is meant snarkily).
Hmmmm.... but this lets me think I would better have used: "I feel nauseated by that" ???

Did I say 'I am disgusting' or 'I was disgusted' in the first place (I'm unsure), or is it just the word nauseous which gives my words "flavor"? [it's one of my favourite english words just because of its sound - the other is surreptitiously]
Actually, the phrase that caught my eye and tickled me, causing my comment, was:

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Old 12-Jan-2012, 04:42 PM (16:42)   #157
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That's not the title of the one I read, I can't remember it now but it was definitely not that one. ....
ETA: Ok I have this little hobby-----Since I retired over 11 years ago, I have kept a running list on the computer of all the books I have read to date. I just did a search on it and 3 of them were by Agatha Christie------

"Peril at End House", 1931

"And Then There Were None", 1939
"And Then There Were None" was one new title given by the publisher to Agatha Christie's originally-titled "Ten Little Niggers", which as I said was also published under "Ten Little Indians". But And "Then There Were None" is the one you're thinking of and I am speaking of, I'm pretty certain.
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Old 25-Feb-2012, 03:43 PM (15:43)   #158
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"Intouchables"

I heard it was a good movie, but...... it was the incredibly fecking funniest movie I've ever seen. Not the kind of funny like Shrek but the kind of: I laughed myself to tears - literally! It is respectless and full of respect the same time, it touches you but in an absolutely positive way.

The plot of the film is inspired by a true story discovered by the directors in a 2004 documentary film Wiki, caution: the article also tells you the plot, read only if you definitely won't see the movie! But better see it.
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Old 26-Feb-2012, 07:53 PM (19:53)   #159
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Just saw Albert Nobbs. It's a great movie, but pretty sad at the same time. It's a great reminder of how socially/economically/sexually oppressive a society can be when religion rules.
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