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    ...by far the most entertaining movie I've seen lately is "Inside Llewyn Davis".



    Although it is very specific to a particular time and place (the East Coast folk music thing,)
    it is universal in its appeal to the sorts of experiences and indignities that are heaped upon
    those who are unfortunate enough to pursue a career in the arts. It is very, very funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
    ...by far the most entertaining movie I've seen lately is "Inside Llewyn Davis".



    Although it is very specific to a particular time and place (the East Coast folk music thing,)
    it is universal in its appeal to the sorts of experiences and indignities that are heaped upon
    those who are unfortunate enough to pursue a career in the arts. It is very, very funny.
    This, too, is sitting on my server (I probably have 400+ movies, about half of them unwatched - it's a problem), but it's near the very top of the queue (I haven't had an opportunity/right mood confluence in the last two weeks). The tone - is it kind of morose? I'm wondering if I should have the wife watch it too, but she definitely prefers... well, she doesn't like depressing ****.
    They look like big, good, strong hands, don't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
    This, too, is sitting on my server (I probably have 400+ movies, about half of them unwatched - it's a problem), but it's near the very top of the queue (I haven't had an opportunity/right mood confluence in the last two weeks). The tone - is it kind of morose? I'm wondering if I should have the wife watch it too, but she definitely prefers... well, she doesn't like depressing ****.
    ...it could be depressing if you let it. Certainly it is set in a very bleak, New York winter.

    I think I just so identified with a lot of it from back in my 60's-70's starving artist days that
    I came near to peeing myself with laughter in a couple of places. But the Coens are not noted
    for upbeat films. This was probably the only one of their movies i've seen that lacked both
    violence and blood. It's just really hilarious if you've ever tried to make a living at the arts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
    But the Coens are not noted for upbeat films.
    upbeat, no. hilarious, yes. i think i've loved every movie of theirs that i've seen. i'll add this one to the list.

    since philip seymour hoffman died, i wonder who is going to play heavensbee in mockingjay.

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    nevermind, part one was filmed already, and in part two, he's played by a computer.

    wtf.

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    Coen brothers are God, when it comes to movies....

    "I tried being reasonable, I didn‘t like it."
    "I understand. I just don't care"
    "I don't give a f*ck" if they remember me at all" (F. Zappa)

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    Damn. U of A beaten by the Badgers. There goes my bracket. I had Wildcats taking it all
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    Oh well, I still have my epic MUP rides...



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    Quote Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
    Nice WOOOOSSSHH. Ready to see the whole thing, and also your shiny bike. You know us WRENCHY's.... We like shiny! That's why Snap On tools are so sparkly.
    Soon as the sun comes out...

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
    Today was one of those. Sketchy.
    glad you kept the rubber side down.
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    Being full of crap and depositing it here consistently is really nothing to be proud of.

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    Went for a hike today. How hard could a 6.8K out and back hike be? (3.4K each way)

    Well the 1700ft of elevation on stone stairs built by Buddhist monks 1200yrs ago had something to say about that.

    My legs are in pain.

    I love this country
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    Quote Originally Posted by RUOkie View Post
    I love this country
    It's very easy to do. Our experience is limited to Hokkaido and some airports on Honshu, but it was enough for us to decide to go back. The people are wonderful.
    Dream. Dare. Do.

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    55 miles on the SS yesterday, and it is painfully obvious that running does not help cycling. I will have a busy April to be ready for my May tour/death ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RUOkie View Post
    Went for a hike today. How hard could a 6.8K out and back hike be? (3.4K each way)

    Well the 1700ft of elevation on stone stairs built by Buddhist monks 1200yrs ago had something to say about that.

    My legs are in pain.

    I love this country
    Any chance of you staying there ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    55 miles on the SS yesterday, and it is painfully obvious that running does not help cycling. I will have a busy April to be ready for my May tour/death ride.
    What is "SS"? Side streets? Steep slopes? Shore side? Seven Seas?

    But more importantly, what do you have planned in May?

    H

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    Quote Originally Posted by RUOkie View Post
    glad you kept the rubber side down.
    Thanks RUOkie.

    Quote Originally Posted by RUOkie View Post
    Went for a hike today. How hard could a 6.8K out and back hike be? (3.4K each way)

    Well the 1700ft of elevation on stone stairs built by Buddhist monks 1200yrs ago had something to say about that.

    My legs are in pain.

    I love this country
    Nothing a little single malt can't fix. Good you're having a blast!
    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes View Post

    And let the age thing go. We are all old with problems of some kind. Focusing on that is counterproductive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes View Post

    And let the age thing go. We are all old with problems of some kind. Focusing on that is counterproductive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by truckstop View Post
    nevermind, part one was filmed already, and in part two, he's played by a computer.

    wtf.
    My understanding is that enough of the filming was done that it made more sense to fill in with GCI (on a few key scenes) rather than re-shoot it all. Kind of a damned if you do/damned if you don't situation.
    They look like big, good, strong hands, don't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3alarmer View Post
    ...it could be depressing if you let it. Certainly it is set in a very bleak, New York winter.

    I think I just so identified with a lot of it from back in my 60's-70's starving artist days that
    I came near to peeing myself with laughter in a couple of places. But the Coens are not noted
    for upbeat films. This was probably the only one of their movies i've seen that lacked both
    violence and blood. It's just really hilarious if you've ever tried to make a living at the arts.
    Okay - that's what I'd assumed, but your "very, very funny" comment threw me for a loop. I think that I'll tag it as one I'll watch alone. Thanks.
    Last edited by WhyFi; 03-30-14 at 08:00 AM.
    They look like big, good, strong hands, don't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heathpack View Post
    What is "SS"? Side streets? Steep slopes? Shore side? Seven Seas?

    But more importantly, what do you have planned in May?

    H
    @LAJ beat me to it. SS is single speed, FG is fixed gear. So I get to coast.

    The May ride is 660 miles over 7 days. Four states, and one night spent with my boy in college, and one night with my folks. Plan is first week in May.

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    Burn After Reading ​has a bike sequence, so the Coens are clearly bike people.

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    Looks like it's going to be a warm one in MN today. I may not even need a jacket, but I'll probably wear it anyway to partially hide my carefully cultivated winter midsection.
    They look like big, good, strong hands, don't they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RollCNY View Post
    Burn After Reading ​has a bike sequence, so the Coens are clearly bike people.
    Slightly NSFW

    Quote Originally Posted by coasting View Post
    stems should be short. short and thin does the trick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rowan View Post
    Thanks for the recommendation on Grand Budapest Hotel. We saw the shorts when we went to watch Monuments Men and I thought it could be quite an entertaining movie.

    I liked Monuments Men. The character development was a bit short, and the acting was good, but the story itself was fascinating, and if nothing else should show how evil Hitler was (putting aside the humanity issues involved).

    We've had quite the cultural hit recently. We went to see a local production of The Phantom of the Opera and it was really quite well done (although the orchestra let it down a bit). We also saw a production that compiled many Gilbert and Sullivan works. We're hoping to see another local production in July, of War of the Worlds, which will be interesting for the scenery changes (but the theatre coped with those in Phantom so I don't see too many issues).

    Machka has us doing some concerts in the coming weeks. Busy times and it's always nice to get out of work clothes and get dressed up (although seeing other theatre goers, I sometimes wonder down which toilet the dress code was flushed).
    The Grand Budapest Hotel is certainly worth watching.

    My wife has had a major crush on Ralph Fiennes for something like 25 years, so it was a forgone conclusion we would see the film. It was pretty well done. A little campy but good fun.
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    never underestimate the idiocy of BF.

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    So, umm, what tires does everyone run? I was thinking about starting a fourth tire thread this weekend to get some recommendations.
    Hey guys, lets go play bikes!

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