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January 21st, 2019, 9:28 pm

oh, the remake - good to go back to the original Wicker Man too.

Also good to be careful in bars at any age.  :D

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Sad for the willow tree. 

Willow Poem

It is a willow when summer is over,
a willow by the river
from which no leaf has fallen nor
bitten by the sun
turned orange or crimson.
The leaves cling and grow paler,
swing and grow paler
over the swirling waters of the river
as if loath to let go,
they are so cool, so drunk with
the swirl of the wind and of the river—
oblivious to winter,
the last to let go and fall
into the water and on the ground.

- William Carlos Williams

So, -20 degrees F with wind chill today.  Bracing.

And the neighbor's willow tree is swaying back and forth....
 
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January 21st, 2019, 9:37 pm

 
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January 21st, 2019, 9:47 pm

The Four Quartets read by Alec Guinness
A glass of Scotch, candlelight, and a fire in the wood stove.  Perfect.
 
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January 29th, 2019, 1:35 pm

In the post-colonial era, the old imperial arrogance is no longer supported by ruthless pragmatism, but by blundering incompetence. 
 
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January 29th, 2019, 2:44 pm

In the post-colonial era, the old imperial arrogance is no longer supported by ruthless pragmatism, but by blundering incompetence. 
No doubt about the bumbling incompetence, but perhaps a trace of pragmatism can be found if you assume that the sole objectives are the preservation of power for self and party?
 
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February 7th, 2019, 5:30 pm

A very senior GP once told me that the way to diagnose if somebody has the flu or a cold is by asking them to imagine a £50 note lying on the floor. If they’d get out of bed for it, they probably don’t have the flu!
 
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February 7th, 2019, 7:14 pm

A very senior GP once told me that the way to diagnose if somebody has the flu or a cold is by asking them to imagine a £50 note lying on the floor. If they’d get out of bed for it, they probably don’t have the flu!

"I don't get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day"
Linda Evangelista
 
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February 7th, 2019, 7:21 pm

I almost read Linda Lovelace.
 
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February 7th, 2019, 8:18 pm

I almost read Linda Lovelace.
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Poor unfortunate Linda Evangelista must have had really really  chronic influenza all through the 90s to not get out of bed for 10k.
My heart bleeds for her.
 
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February 7th, 2019, 8:46 pm

LOL

Most folk on Wilmott are too young for Linda.
 
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February 7th, 2019, 9:21 pm

I almost read Linda Lovelace.

And into bed.
 
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February 7th, 2019, 11:23 pm

"try it, u'll like it"
 
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February 8th, 2019, 5:38 am

A very senior GP once told me that the way to diagnose if somebody has the flu or a cold is by asking them to imagine a £50 note lying on the floor. If they’d get out of bed for it, they probably don’t have the flu!

"I don't get out of bed for less than $10,000 a day"
Linda Evangelista
The nature of the industry: those girls earned more staying in bed, not to mention the potential bonus of getting pregnant with some billionaire and demanding a proportionally high child support.
I sometimes wish I was a woman... I've got all the assets for that!
 
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February 10th, 2019, 5:51 pm

"Chaloner grew up in a poor family in Warwickshire, but through a career in counterfeiting and con artistry attained great wealth, including a house in Knightsbridge. He started by forging "Birmingham Groats", then moved on to Guineas, French Pistoles, crowns and half-crowns, Banknotes and lottery tickets. At various times he also made and sold dildos" — eventually proven guilty of high treason by Sir Isaac Newton, Master of the Royal Mint
 
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March 2nd, 2019, 8:39 pm

"Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new." -- "Lathe of Heaven", Ursula K. Le Guin
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