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by tris
Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: What are you reading right now?
Replies: 3518
Views: 791449

Re: What are you reading right now?

Just finished "the curious case of the dog in the night-time" Fascinating window onto (and into) the mind of an autistic "savant" whose view of the world is dominated by maths and weird rituals And I'm trying to finish "The Cosmic Blueprint" by Paul Davies.. but it's no...
by tris
Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:36 pm
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: What's The Last Movie You Saw?
Replies: 2906
Views: 579637

Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

I just rewatched "Hable con Ella" ("Speak with her" must be the English title if it's translated properly) by P Almodovar... I first saw it about 8 years ago and enjoyed it in a detached sort of way. This time round it made me cry like a baby... :cry: :cry: :cry: The first time I...
by tris
Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: What are you reading right now?
Replies: 3518
Views: 791449

Re: What are you reading right now?

"The Mind of God" by Paul Davies.... so far it mostly talks about the difference between the religious and the scientific visions of the world and the way quantum cosmology has given a satisfactory explanation of the creatin of the universe and the big bang without having to bring an omnip...
by tris
Sun Mar 04, 2012 6:52 am
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: What's The Last Movie You Saw?
Replies: 2906
Views: 579637

Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Saw "The Descendants" (directed by Alexander Payne nad with G Clooney) a few nights ago... I thought it created a really clever balance between tragedy and sadness and farcical humour (please don't correct my spelling you Yanks!). It was nice to see how the characters evolved and how trage...
by tris
Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:40 pm
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: What are you reading right now?
Replies: 3518
Views: 791449

Re: What are you reading right now?

daftbeaker wrote: Some of you will remember the stupidly funny Jesus and the sword fight email exchange Tig posted a while ago.
Jesus H Christ that link of Tigsie's (http://27bslash6.com/easter.html )is fucking hilarious! I've been missing out on some good stuff during my absence!
by tris
Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:00 pm
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: What are you reading right now?
Replies: 3518
Views: 791449

Re: What are you reading right now?

Don Quixote is one of the greatest novels of all time. I think I've said that before. I guess it's true, but I never managed to finish it! It's so repetitive! I could be reviewing Nicomachean Ethics... what they hell are they (when they're at home)? PS I love your self-quotation "The truth is ...
by tris
Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: What's The Last Movie You Saw?
Replies: 2906
Views: 579637

Re: What's The Last Movie You Saw?

Actually, a Thracian, according to Plutarch and other Roman historians. You took the words right out of my mouth.. wikipedia elaborates them: The ancient sources agree that Spartacus was a Thracian. Plutarch describes him as "a Thracian of Nomadic stock". Appian says he was "a Thraci...
by tris
Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:22 pm
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: What are you reading right now?
Replies: 3518
Views: 791449

Re: What are you reading right now?

I have acquired a copy of Life of Pi, but I have yet to start it. I've been meaning to read it for quite some time now. Get on with it! I really enjoyed that book! And it only takes a day or two to read! I'm kinda stuck halfway thru- Fight Club... I think I prefer the film (that's the first time I ...
by tris
Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: What are you reading right now?
Replies: 3518
Views: 791449

Re: What are you reading right now?

I am reading Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality . It's an author tract, and it's a tad slow to start but it is SOOOO FREAKING HILARIOUS!!! Hmm.... I read about 30 lines... but it seems almost as boring as the real Harry Potter books... or perhaps it is an extract from one of the real Harry...
by tris
Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: Languages Other than English
Topic: Mangiatori di Pasta Italiani dove siete?
Replies: 16
Views: 24291

Re: Mangiatori di Pasta Italiani dove siete?

no li piace parolacce né meno le o fese genericalizzate a tuti i taliani pecoroni supestizzosi ignioranti Mi dispiace ma Le dico già da ora che se non Le piaccoono le parolacce è meglio non leggere le mie emails (anche se hanno sempre un senso espressivo calcolato nel contesto specifico)! Poi il di...
by tris
Mon Oct 25, 2010 8:19 pm
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: What are you reading right now?
Replies: 3518
Views: 791449

Re: What are you reading right now?

I am reading the most turgid and uninteresting consultation document imaginable. It is about the redesign of mental health services in my local NHS. It is driving me mad. The irony of that is not lost on me. :FSM_IN_A_STRAIT_JACKET: Why do you always read such dull bureaucratic tomes? Isn't Scottis...
by tris
Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:35 am
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: What are you reading right now?
Replies: 3518
Views: 791449

Re: What are you reading right now?

Sex for Dummies. No, seriously. I'm not intending on using the information in it for a while, but I saw it sitting there on the library shelf and my curiosity got the better of me :blush: On the flip side, I'm also reviewing pre-calculus. Fun fun fun :grin: Perhaps you can combine the two and come ...
by tris
Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: Languages Other than English
Topic: Mangiatori di Pasta Italiani dove siete?
Replies: 16
Views: 24291

Re: Mangiatori di Pasta Italiani dove siete?

Alla fine quanti di noi Pastafariani dalle italiche lande sono ancora qui in questo forum? :smile: Cazzo! Una risposta! Avevo perso la speranza ormai... beh... Io non visitavo il forum da circa 5 mesi, ma mi son messo a visitarlo saltuariamente di nuovo... per dire il vero sono stato adottato dalle...
by tris
Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:46 pm
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: What are you reading right now?
Replies: 3518
Views: 791449

Re: What are you reading right now?

Just to remind me that I'm really a bit of a highbrow snob I'm also reading Indro Montanelli's History of Medieval Italy (in Italian of course) It's fascinating... the church was an astoundingly contradictory institution... the monks and clerics conserved the greco-roman wisdom of the ancients, and ...
by tris
Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:37 pm
Forum: Books and Authors, Films and Directors
Topic: What are you reading right now?
Replies: 3518
Views: 791449

Re: What are you reading right now?

I've got a bit stuck with "the Chalice and the Blade"... very interesting concepts about how the sharing and balanced neolithic society in which female energies and life-giving principles were respected then became destroyed by Macho penis-fixated woman-hating invaders who have dominated o...

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