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Docu thread

Postby city2countrygal » Fri Aug 31, 2012 11:59 pm

I Am

My new favorite documentary tied with Jiro Dreams of Sushi.
More on Jiro soon!

I used to think my soul or mind was in my head, with my brain. Now
I think it’s a combo of my heart and my brain. How many of you were amazed by the yogurt scene? Any idea how much yogurt I eat in a day? At least two servings. Love it!!!

I also loved Desmond Tutu’s eyes. The scenes at 22 min and 59 min were exceptionally meaningful to me. Emphasis on “except.”

Homage to the TRC.

I have a few similarities with the creator, Tom Shadyac. Along with
a nasty concussion, I too know what a bad broken arm feels like!
I had 4 broken arms growing up. I told ya’ll I was a klutz!
No more broken bones as an adult: Knock on wood [or my head]. Random sidenotes: Know how dry and itchy your skin can get under
a cast? Know how your one arm is skinnier than the other due to atrophy once the cast is removed?

Happy Friday and have a fun Labor Day weekend!

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Re: Docu thread

Postby bdog » Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:00 am

Broken leg for me. Skinny, yellow and hairy.

It got better.

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Re: Docu thread

Postby city2countrygal » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:52 pm

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

This was the most beautifully filmed documentary I have seen.
A few forons mentioned they saw it when it came to the Orpheum. TheBookPolice also wrote a positive review.

I won’t spoil the surprise as to which is more critical, the fish or the rice. You will just have to see it yourself.

I really liked how Jiro would touch his nose.

I also enjoyed the view on conservation presented in the film. Sushi in supermarkets? Never bought it, don’t trust it. Why don’t they just stop selling it there? I don’t even want to think of the waste and the freegans who eat it. (A funny and informative link, or maybe I just like the drawing:) [pronounced drawering like Simon from SNL, circa 1990, hee hee] http://pbmo.wordpress.com/2010/10/18/freeganism/

I thought this movie paralleled the book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance. Emphasis on "quality."

Current event sidenote: RIP Michael Clarke Duncan: The good die young, such as Bertie, Labor Day 2008. Love and miss my B-boys!

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Re: Docu thread

Postby city2countrygal » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:55 am

I ran across this quote yesterday and it reminded me of I AM.
Science arose from poetry--when times change the two can meet again on a higher level as friends.

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

P.S. Thanks bdog, for responding to my docu thread. Anniversaries are tough for me. One year after my last concussion, I had a relapse and my head felt just like it did that day I fell so hard. Kinda related to I AM. Concussions are no laughing matter. Ouch!

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Re: Docu thread

Postby city2countrygal » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:18 am

One more quote concerning I Am until my next docu review:
Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.

-Aldous Huxley

P.S. Thanks for the coffee Bob!

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Re: Docu thread

Postby city2countrygal » Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:28 am

P.S. Thanks for the coffee Bob!

Oops! I forgot...
P.S.S. And KK too! Thanks to you for the Giant Mocha!!! I can't believe I forgot, but remember, I'm the local idiot!

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Re: Docu thread

Postby city2countrygal » Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:36 am

Next up:

Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008)

Hey Bookie, did you know his Ma was a librarian?

How about that doctorate degree? At first I thought maybe philosophy, never would I have guessed ministry!

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If any man wish to write in a clear style, let him be first clear in his thoughts; and if any would write in a noble style, let him first possess a noble soul."

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Bio-Com Dram-Eh?

Postby city2countrygal » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:23 pm

Hitchcock – A Love Story?

You wouldn’t have guessed it right? But damn that dame!

I’ve been psycho since grammar school: I did my first research paper on Ed Gein, no lie.


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