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    Re: You KNOW you're a TAFNUT when.....

    . . . you use that as your log-in name on T&FN.com. :wink:
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    Re: Dubai Marathon... wow

    ...probably :wink:[/quote]
    yes, but how will translate to the Olympics?
    Remember the dictum - if if seems o be good to be true . . .
    Dubai is to the marathon as Rieti is to track?
    There's a...
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    Re: The Artist

    If you see a movie as entertainment, I get it - the magic of discovery is gone.
    But if you see a film as art, it bears repeated viewings. I have seen Apocalypse Now over 20 times, and my viewing...
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    Re: where have the Cameron Crazies gone?

    "Maybe it really is the theory that college kids these days would rather watch their team play on their laptop screen while multi-tasking and studying than camping out in the freezing cold just to...
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    Re: The 400 this year. What's up with Jeremy?

    non-sequitur . . . we don't know what, if any, fatigue was residual from the prelim. We are speculating as to the cause of his inferior final time.
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    Re: The 400 this year. What's up with Jeremy?

    Not so fast. There are two kinds of fatigue working here. There is a cardiovascular one and a musculature one. I agree that a highly fit athlete can turn around in that period and run hard. But . . ....
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    Oscar Nominees 2012

    Let the debate begin . . . my faves* bolded

    Best Picture
    "The Artist"
    "The Descendants"
    "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close"
    "Hugo"
    "Midnight in Paris"
    "The Help"
    "Moneyball"
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    Re: Track TV schedule

    The day AFTER the meets? :roll:
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    Re: anyone else having trouble with eTN05?

    No . . . Mr. Kurtz . . . he dead
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    Re: HS Track 201. . .1

    Got the 2012 today . . . no typos . . . :D
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    Re: Steven Tyler

    I just watched it (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/cel ... _blog.html) and totally do NOT get what the problem is. There was nothing wrong with his 'interpretation' and I much prefer it over the...
  12. Thread: The Artist

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    Re: The Artist

    A quick survey of the critics' reviews finds these two statements:





    I'm guessing it's somewhere between the two . . . :roll:
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    Re: a U.S. geography quiz

    And here I thought I HAD gotten the hang of it - not so much. :(
    Peace out.
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    Re: anyone else having trouble with eTN05?

    Mine worked fine - sorry.
  15. Thread: The Artist

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    Re: The Artist

    I've often wondered how the heck movie theaters back in the 20s could turn a profit if they had to hire an orchestra to provide the score of a silent movie!
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    Re: a U.S. geography quiz

    One of my boyhood haunts, Martha's Vineyard, MUST be one of them!

    Pike's Peak must be another.

    edit - just checked and I get a 50 . . . F . :(
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    Re: RIP: Joe Paterno

    Yeah, I still have to disagree. The precipitous fall JoePa took is an excellent Cautionary Tale for like-minded people in positions of authority and responsibility. If JoePa can fall from Heaven, so...
  18. Thread: The Artist

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    Re: The Artist

    As we all know, there's a big difference between films with artistic merit and those that entertain
    My 'art movies' in order are:
    1. The Artist
    2. Hugo
    3. The Descendants
    4. Drive
    5. The Help...
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    Re: RIP: Joe Paterno

    ??!! I'm pretty sure we ALL know it was - the cancer . . . at 85 cancer gets pretty hard to beat, but the rate at which one declines varies, but it is possible that the 'stress' (I agree with Pego...
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    Re: The 400 this year. What's up with Jeremy?

    Really? I don't see how he wouldn't!

    He'll be 19 for most of this season (9/1 bd)

    at 18 he ran 20.41/44.36
    at 17 he ran 20.76/45.01
    at 16 he ran 21.05/45.24

    I don't see him as the next...
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    Re: Niners vs Patriots

    I get your drift, but his players at Stanford loved him BECAUSE of his passion, which sometimes gets the best of us.
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    Re: RIP: Joe Paterno

    1. The source, please.[/quote]
    Google is replete with scholarly articles, e.g., http://www.direct-ms.org/sites/default/ ... munity.pdf
    [though I barely understand a word]
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    Re: Niners vs Patriots

    I really wanted a Harbaugh-Harbaugh Super Bowl. :(

    I can't see the Pats losing to the Giants AGAIN!! :twisted:
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    The Artist

    Anyone else seen it? I would not have believed I could have enjoyed a 2012 black&white silent film so much. Many, many allusions to classic old films. The male lead (French dude) was unbelievably...
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    Re: Haywire, the movie...

    As I watched it, I was thinking she has to be the most authentic female action hero ever. Her acting was OK, but the fight scenes and stunts (most of which she did) were outstanding.

    Side movie...
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