|You Are 69% Indie|
You'll indulge in a little mainstream pop culture every now and then. But for you, anything not indie is a guilty pleasure!
|What Your Soul Really Looks Like|
You are a warm hearted and open minded person. It's easy for you to forgive and forget.
You are a grounded person, but you also leave room for imagination and dreams. You feet may be on the ground, but you're head is in the clouds.
You believe that people see you as larger than life and important. While this is true, they also think you're a bit full of yourself.
Your near future is all about change, but in very small steps. The end of the journey looks far, but it's much closer than you realize.
For you, love is all about caring and comfort. You couldn't fall in love with someone you didn't trust.
But I immediately acquired a sense of security. Because I discovered a wine shop, just two blocks from our apartment, where they would refill a plastic bottle with a drinkable merlot for less than $3 a liter..."
Ah, Venice! Enjoy a taste with these two recipes for spaghetti with clams and the ever-famous risi e bisi!!
Here is the whole list of clichés, along with the plays where they originated! Enjoy!!
In that case... (I'm not so sure about it though!)
Your Rising Sign is Virgo
And truth be told, sometimes you do feel superior to those around you.
A bit shy and introverted, you tend to stay quiet - even if you're feeling social.
At parties, you can seem like you're very serious while you're having fun.
You're clever and ingenious, with an alert and active mind.
Good at facts and figures, you excel at logical and mathematical tasks.
|You Communicate With Your Ears|
What people say is important to you, and you're often most affected by words, not actions.
You love to hear complements from others. And when you're upset, you often talk to yourself.
Music is very important to you. It's difficult to find you without your iPod.
"Chapter 1: Planets in Signs
Sun in Gemini:
Your humorous outlook on life and your entertaining ability to paint a picture with words make you a delight to be with...
Mercury in Gemini:
You use humor in your self-expression and make each story an anecdote...
Venus in Cancer:
Your love nature is nurturing and protective. You are happiest when creating a cozy nest...
Mars in Libra:
Partnership comes first to you, and you give 100% to your meaningful relationships... "
Today in the sidebar is a clip from 1961, when Dave Brubeck, Paul Desmond, Joe Morello and Gene Wright performed on jazz columnist Ralph J. Gleason's Jazz Casual public television series. It totally swings!
(Fear not if you get a message saying that the video's content has been flagged as potentially inappropriate. There's nothing troublesome here... unless you're easily disturbed by guys in black suits and hornrimmed glasses looking so inexplicably cool!)
One did yesterday, in preparation for the opening of the world's 12th Ferrari store in this *roadless* city! (???!)
Now, even if he is only $20, I cannot help but wonder what happened to the other 80% of this guy!
I can't quite decide if this is thoroughly macabre or just plain sad. (Bedding fashion tip: if you must, go for a teddy bear instead, which exudes cutesy and adorableness rather than, say, "this was the only part I could fit in my trunk..." Yikes!!)
I guess clients however really appreciate that more complicated male parts are not actually included, and some folks actually seem to like it better that way. (Either that, or they're shopping in the way wrong catalog!)
Really. Don't miss the customer reviews. With accolades like these, I wonder how they're actually able to keep these dismembered torsos from flying off the warehouse shelves!
Aiiieee.... sounds like a movie! "Freddy does Overstock.Com", or maybe just "Scary Movie 5"... What do you think?? Why, the DVD sales alone could keep me up to my neck in these disembodied arms! (On second thought, AIIEEEEE!)
No joke! Now, if they could only predict the weather accurately in Maine (although these days, "rain," "rain," "rain" is rather a no-brainer... *sigh*)
Most folks know that I'm easily entertained, but - truth be told - there's nothing easy about these diet coke and mentos experiments, bringing a sticky version of the Bellagio fountains directly to your own computer (without all the mess!)
(Surely, our civilization - such as it is - will go down in history as having developed the most intricate yet mindless forms of entertainment ever known to man! Oh well... In the meantime, enjoy!!)
UPDATED: If you didn't already, go ahead and "refresh" this page, and then click "ok" to running an "ActiveX" control. It will then begin to load the video, which you can start by just clicking the small "play" button at the bottom of the mini-screen! Enjoy!!
After a long day of house packing, I was in the mood for some mental work, but it was going to have to be pretty darn mechanical at this hour of the night...
So, as a lark, I went to see how many of the top 500 songs ranked by listeners of our local radio station were also included in the Rolling Stone ranking of the 500 greatest songs of all time.
Not that this discovery is going to change the course of human history or anything, but the results are nevertheless in and the answer is... (ta da!)
Less than 20%. Now, of course, the RS list isn't limited by genre, but even so, only one of the songs in the local version of the top ten even show up in the Stone's top 100, and three don't even make the list at all.
On the heels of others' detailed analysis of the RS 500 greatest, here is the local top ten (with its Rolling Stone rankings)...
1. "Sweet Home Alabama" (198)
2. "Dream On" (172)
3. "More than a Feeling" (500)
4. "Taking Care of Business" (not ranked)
5. "Freebird" (191)
6. "Satisfaction" (#2!)
7. "We Will Rock You" (330)
8. "Go Your Own Way" (119)
9. "Don't Bring Me Down" (not ranked)
10. "The Joker" (not ranked)
For some inexplicable reason, I find it interesting that eight other songs besides "Satisfaction" are - despite all these differences - ranked within ten spots on both charts. Heaven knows I'm no math whiz, and that may well be completely statistically probable, but still it would seem that layfolks' tastes in these few, rare occasions coincide more or less with those of music industry cognoscenti!
11. "Born to Run" (21)
21. "Layla" (27)
87. "Every Breath You Take" (84)
96. "You Can't Always Get What You Want" (100)
121. "Honky Tonk Woman" (116)
137. "Maggie May" (130)
222. "Fire and Rain" (227)
268. "Something" (273)
What is this all supposed to mean? In the immortal words of Pee Wee Herman,
UPDATED: And at least four of these songs have intelligible backmasking. (Coincidence?!) Enjoy!
"Supposed to mean? Supposed to mean?! I think everyone here knows what this is supposed to mean. When you've gone over something again and again and again and again, like I have, certain questions get answered.Others spring up! The mind plays tricks on you. You play tricks back! It's like you're unraveling a cable-knit sweater that someone keeps knitting and knitting and knitting and knitting and knitting and knitting..."
But the splendid photo accompanying the article says it all about why it pays for visitors to be intrepidly patient (or patiently intrepid) in order to see the breathtaking beauty of this rare city!!
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