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Date: 2010-01-05 12:09
Subject: Little bits of random
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Music:Tangerine Dream: Exit
Tags:crochet, movies, rl
Last night I began work on a ripple afghan. Although I remembered how to do a double crochet stitch, I suck at understanding crochet patterns. It took four tries to get the thing started, which is not a minor inconvenience when the thing begins with chain 178 and I don't detect the problem until the second row.

It probably didn't help that I'd been to the eye doctor earlier in the day and my pupils were still dilated. I have a new prescription and should have new lenses in a week and a half. This will be good as you know that big 'E' at the top of the eye chart? Well, that was the only letter I could make out with the old prescription.

While we were in Indiana for New Year's Eve, jebra and I watched Trapeze with our nephew Collin. Good gravy was Tony Curtis a tasty morsel in those days. As was Burt Lancaster. I've always liked Curtis, but Lancaster was a surprise. I looked him up on imdb and it seems the only other movie of his I've seen is Run Silent, Run Deep. And that was long enough ago that I don't remember anything about it other than the title.
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User: mbcrui
Date: 2010-01-06 14:00 (UTC)
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That was me with the anonymous post that apparently didn't get posted yet. I'm changing computers (and operating systems, what a PITA). In any case, brief summary in case it doesn't make it. Burt Lancaster, sexy yes. See Judgement at Nuremburg, (with a very young William Shatner in a very early movie role), 7 Days in May (also very good), and of course Elmer Gantry (think he won an Oscar for this role and don't have time to check). Time to do a Lancaster night at the home movies. :)
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User: mrs_sweetpeach
Date: 2010-01-06 15:29 (UTC)
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Although Tony Curtis is tasty, I'm sure that isn't what LJ hit upon. Back when there was the whole panic about minors seeing adult stuff on LJ, LJ responded by allowing users to flag their journals as "may contain adult concepts." Although my posts generally have little to do with sex, drugs, or rock 'n roll, I figured as a slasher I probably ought to set the adult flag. So I did.

I don't know if I've seen Judgement at Nuremburg, although I do remember seeing some multiple-nights-in-a-row Nuremburg Trial related movie when I was kid. No idea what that was, nor do I remember any particular scenes or who was in it.

As for a very young William Shatner, oh how I wish I had Burke's Law on DVD. His role in this episode was a foreshadowing of what future roles he would play. It was almost spooky in its accuracy.
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User: mbcrui
Date: 2010-01-06 16:20 (UTC)
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Shatner was actually good in Judgment at Nuremberg, he played a young, idealistic prosecutor. Judgment at Nuremberg is certainly in my list of top 5 Spencer Tracy movies (talk about sexy in an unexpected way :). I think it's second only to his performance in Inherit the Wind. It's not a multi-night thing, about a 2 hour movie done in the early 60's. I've regularly found it in the discount bin for $5 at Walmart. You should add it to your list, it's very good (a little preachy, but, hey, they're nazis.)
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