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Happenings [Mar. 10th, 2003|02:57 pm]
Nicodemus
And now, another episode of "posting something to avoid looking like a lazy rat who can't journal to save his life"! Everyone get ready to play along at home.

Friday

Did stuff. Had friends (musecalliopeia) over for dinner. Saw stuff. Still not king.

Saturday

Went and did fun fursuit stuff with a bunch o' people (kit_ping, 3catsjackson, crocodile, yippee, Brokken, frysco, and Jonathan). It was Jackson's first time in fursuit, which he enjoyed.

Sunday

Went to visit my parents and played bocci ball for the first time. Quite a bit of fun, actually. It's a slow-paced precision and strategy driven sort of lawn bowling. (Interestingly, a Google search for "bocci ball" turns up equal parts sports pages and alcoholic drink mixes.)

This adds to my odd roster of sports I enjoy: ping pong, juggling (technically a sport -- honest!), and volleyball. There are also a few other sports that I used to do (archery, football) and would like to but haven't tried yet (snowboarding, golf).

Spent the evening downstairs with Kit and Jackson watching some favorite old movies. Singin' in the Rain is fantastic and one of the few musicals that I really genuinely like. The comedy and energy is incredible and the songs are fun and well-choreographed.

The other movie was Fail Safe, a brilliant (and overlooked) film revived by a DVD release. It's the best political thriller... A serious cautionary tale from the same era as Dr. Strangelove. Excellent direction and acting for a shoestring budget and, essentially, three sets. Shows you masterful actors can pull it off where other movies fail.
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[User Picture]From: wabbitcalif
2003-03-10 04:30 pm (UTC)
Singin' in the Rain is fantastic and one of the few musicals that I really genuinely like. The comedy and energy is incredible and the songs are fun and well-choreographed.

I *love* this movie! Donald O'Connor and Gene Kelly work so well together in their dancing styles that their scenes together work well. I particularly enjoy the "Moses Supposes His Toses Are Roses" scene, as well as Donalds "Make 'em Laugh" number - and the "Dignity, always Dignity," routines they went through near the beginning of the movie.

Also loved "Dr Strangelove" - ..."you can't fight in here, it's the WAR ROOM!"
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2003-03-10 04:49 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Donald O'Connor has an unbelievable gift for physical comedy. I need to find more movies he's been in, as this is the only place I've seen him. I think the Vaudeville violin number is probably my favorite; I've got a weakness for good Vaudeville acts... and they are so rare.

The lead-in to "Moses Supposes" always reminds me of the scene from Oscar where Tim Curry is the elocution teacher.
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[User Picture]From: wabbitcalif
2003-03-10 08:00 pm (UTC)

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I think the Vaudeville violin number is probably my favorite

"Fit as a Fiddle, and Ready for Love,
I could be watching the stars up above,
Fit as a fiddle and ready for love!"

Yep, that was a good one as well!
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[User Picture]From: 3catsjackson
2003-03-10 11:18 pm (UTC)
I've still not seen Oscar. To the list we must add it! :-)
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[User Picture]From: musecalliopeia
2003-03-11 10:43 am (UTC)
Oh, yes, you are the king. :)

If not of any well-defined country, land-mass, what have you, at least of delicious cooking! Majorly yummy pork-roast! And the salad was good, too, no matter that M didn't eat any. :) Strangest rabbit I ever saw, I swear - he'll only eat shredded lettuce.

And, I have to say that (though I know you were not responsible for it) the ice cream ruled, yes, ruled and rocked. I was most content with all that had gone into my tummy when we left. :)

Thanks! *snug*
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