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Only if you promise to take them bowling.
The Mexico mural makes sense from an art historical point of view, but as someone who hated art class with a passion and kept getting "but it's fun for you to not have to read a book for a while" from adults whenever I brought it up (I loved, and still love reading - and could've happily researched and written a 30-page thesis on the impressionists, but no. I had to sit and paint a friggin' still life both me and the teacher already knew would be awful before I started), I feel your kid's pain.
And don't get me started on Carpentry or Technology (technology? More like "listen to 60+ years of age teacher who's not fit for the job anymore rant about something not relevant to the subject for 40 minutes).
Freehold DM wrote:
The one in LA Law that made Jimmy Smits's character look cool?
So I got my hair chopped off this week. It was a bit traumatic for me. I really like long hair, but mine had started to look like it belonged to a Barbie that had been played with for too long. So haircut. It's not too bad, but I was pretty upset on the first day because my hairdresser styled it weird. It was like I went from Barbie hair to Lego hair. And now it's pretty much just run totally wild. I'm trying to convince myself that I don't hate it and that curls are cute. I do not adjust to change well. :)
I slipped with the scissors while trimming my beard a few months ago and had to shave it all off - which meant I had to shorten my hair by about 1-½ decimeter as well...
I hated it! Made me look like a free-church kiddy-fiddling pastor. At least the beard's back to a decent size again.
They = The Swiss Police
Sepp Blatter = A man who's managed to make football hooligans not be the worst thing with modern football.
Before the above I read John Le Carre's Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. That's a good read. If there are any fans of his work out there, what else do you recommend of his (Le Carre)?
I'm tempted to say "they're all good!" but the obvious place to continue would be with the next two books in the Smiley trilogy: The Honourable Schoolboy, and Smiley's People.
From there I'd either go back and read The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (the movie starring Richard Burton ain't bad either), or forward and check out his late-period novels which, starting with The Constant Gardener, in my opinion are his best works.
The Tailor of Panama is a fun homage to Graham Greene's Our Man in Havana.
A Perfect Spy is excellent, and partly based on the life of le Carré and (more overtly) his father, the confidence man Ronnie Cornwall.
The Little Drummer Girl is maybe the only one I'd not recommend - it's not bad, but it's a bit bloated and too long as a result.
My absolute favourite, however, is probably The Mission Song.
On the other hand, I can probably still tell all the characters in Åshöjdens BK apart, as well as most of the players in Roy of the Rovers club Melchester Rovers.
Also, I've tweeted 3863 times. Once getting a marriage proposal in response.
House of Shattered Wings by Aliette de Bodard; which about 1/3 through is excellent.
Previous to the novel's beginning, God has thrown several angels out of heaven and they've taken up positions of power throughout the Christian world, dividing into houses, and pretty much setting things up like how things were at the height of colonialism.
Then infighting broke out, and when the novel begins in a post-apocalyptic Paris, travelling from there to London is a month-long, dangerous journey, the city is divided between Houses less powerful than they used to be, and street gangs.
And then people start dying mysteriously...
Doodlebug Anklebiter wrote:
Add 2 points for being grumpy about digital formats.
I got 33.
And Norwegians are heavily into Black Metal, so it must be rubbish. ;)
Edit: Probably would've scored higher if it'd been less Amerifocused. Like I've crawled in the shop window of Lennart Persson's recordshop in Malmö FFS!
Aniuś the Talewise wrote:
To start with, I use it at work, not just for getting to work.
The slower bike is (A) not mine, but the company's. (B) At a better height for me to reach people's mailboxes, meaning that while getting to and from work would be faster on the faster bike, when I'm at work, the slower bike is actually the faster one.
Also, because it's built to be the bicycle version of a lorry, it's pretty much impossible to fall over on it, even when the ground is covered in ice.
Chris Lambertz wrote:
Not being used to new much lighter and faster road bike and completely eating it on a curb in front of a Sheriff who stopped to witness me wailing loudly in shock on the ground. On the plus side, not hurt badly, just going to have a super bruised hand by end of the day/tomorrow :(
I have two bikes - one for work which is really low, has no gears, and handles like the bicycle equivalent of a tank - one private one which is a fairly regular city bike that's about 3-4 times as fast as the work one. Every spring when I start using the private bike again I have at least four or five incidents where I nearly hit the curb because I've forgotten how much faster and wider it takes the curves.
captain yesterday wrote:
Pardon someone from foreign parts, but shouldn't three blocks be short enough to trust Pea Bear to walk on her own, or is the traffic that bad?