Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by StealthGnome, Dec 26, 2006.
Union Square in San Francisco...
Paragon Sports is an iconic sports equipment retailer located on Broadway at Union Square in NYC.
Broadway is also the name of an uptown street in New Orleans.
When trying to impress a date by taking her to a nice Italian restaurant in San Francisco's North Beach, it is probably best to not walk on Broadway.
Colorful neon signs make me feel good.
The colorful "AYCE" and "OPEN" combo of neon lights makes SexiSuri happy when he's hungry.
Dine and dashing into the night...
SexiSuri could help sell millions of PF Flyers sneakers in and by starring in ads focusing on his exquisite footwork while dining and dashing from PF Chang's establishments throughout the world. Better entertainment and education than Dora The Explorer.
Had to look up Gumshoe!
"Eddie Ginley (Albert Finney) works at a bingo hall in Liverpool, England, but dreams of becoming a stylish private investigator like those he has read about and seen in films. After finally placing an advertisement in a local newspaper announcing his detective services, he receives a mysterious offer. Even though Ginley is inexperienced and clueless at certain aspects of investigating, he comes to realize that he is entangled in a serious case involving drugs, murder and even his own family."
Sounds intriguing; think I might enjoy it!
"High Fidelity" was another film directed by Stephen Frears, and featured the Danish actress Iben Hjejle.
The Royal Danish Ballet school was founded in 1771 under the French ballet teacher Pierre Laurent (1730-1807), then Vincenzo Galeotti developed it and August Bournonville founded his methodology for the school. Peter Martins was a principal dancer with the Royal Danish Ballet and subsequently with the New York City Ballet.
Danish is not really Danish and are called Viennese there in Denmark due to their introduction by Austrian bakers migrating north from their homeland due to a long term wage strike in Austria.
I'm down for a chocolate Danish at a Copenhagen cafe with @Mike Bulgakov and Nina Agdal if our world traveler can arrange the date.
"Do you want to come to my apartment for coffee?" is a pick-up line I have heard from a woman in Copenhagen.
"Coffee, tea or me?" would be the pickup line from a sexy airline flight attendant.
Well somehow, the movie, "Sex
and the Single Girl," just popped into my head! Good old Natalie Wood was in that one!
"That Girl" was that era's PG version of a young professional woman finding her way through life in Manhattan. Marlo Thomas starred in that sitcom.
Marlo sure had a dazzling smile and sparkling dark eyes, and her character had an ambition that wouldn't quit!
Marlo has made a lasting difference for many families struck with the tragedy of juvenile cancer through her tireless work carrying on what her father Danny started with the St.Jude's Hospital in Memphis.
Kit Marlowe was a playwright and poet in the Elizabethan era.
In to invite @Mike Bulgakov to poast enticing photos of Marloes Horst! After all, this is a week the tennis world is watching play in her native Holland.
Well, since the S.I. swimsuit edition was just released...
I would change colors, even to and if given a chance to climb up Marloes' shoulder just for a moment on a photo shoot.
OMG, I hope that beautiful young woman appreciates how good she looks and doesn't take herself for granted, LOL.
The Serenity Prayer's first verb is "grant" and a Grant is my second favorite portrait on currency but I would trade a pile of them for a Valentines Day date with Marloes at Marlow's Tavern where we could dine on Ahi tuna salad or shrimp with grits.
Ernest Hemingway liked to hang out at El Floridita in Havana.
Hemingway had a tennis connection...Ernests Gulbis is named for him and, from the shield below the crown on the sign, he bel20ved in the power of RF.
Tolstoy would have beaten Hemingway in tennis.
The photo above of Leo Tolstoy appeared in the August, 1908 issue of The Proceedings of the Russian Technical Society as “the first Russian color photoportrait.” The journal offered the image in tribute to Tolstoy’s upcoming 80th birthday celebration, writing:
Our periodical, as a purely technical one, cannot honor this venerable representative of Russian thought and word with special articles. Desiring, however, to take part in the general festivities, the editorial staff […] decided to publish in this, its August issue, the newest portrait of Tolstoy, which is the dernier mot in photographic technology. The portrait was taken on location and in natural colors, achieved through technical methods alone, without any use of the artist’s brush or tool.
Stephen Dedalus is the protagonist in James Joyce's first novel, "Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man," published in late 1916. Had old Leo lived a bit longer, I'm sure he would have found Joyce's works fascinating.
Dedans Penthouse, as far as I know, is not related to Stephen Dedalus.
Getting SD together with @Dedans Penthouse for a chat at The Bistro in between rotations on the punkah with Mrs. Kumquatqueen wood entertain us all, even the lemur. Bring the Fischer bag full of Stoli...it could bee a long won!
Fischer skis are prominent in the Olympics.
Carrie Fisher was Debbie Reynold's daughter and died a year ago in December 2016 a day before her mother's death.
Eddie Fisher was a popular singer married to Debbie Reynolds and father of Carrie and Todd Fisher. He abruptly divorced Reynolds to marry the grieving widow and best friend of Debbie's, Elizabeth Taylor, after the tragic death of Taylor's husband Mike Todd. The marriage fell apart when Taylor met Richard Burton and fell in love with her co-star in the movie "Cleopatra." Mr. Fisher later married actress Connie Stevens and had two daughters (Joely and Tricia Leigh) in their short stay together. He remarried twice more but died a bachelor in Berkeley CA at the age of 82 in 2010.
I recently had lunch at an AYCE Indian buffet in Berkeley. If I brought my remaining Fischer racquets, I could have tracked down LeeD at the nearby San Pablo courts after lunch.
LeeDF may be unreachable...no activity here since September.
Unreachable and unattainable are two words never to be associated with young persons' goals, within reason of course.
Unreachable was dear departed Don Kikiote's adjective of choice for Led Zeppelin. Now, he too has become as unreachable as the numbers 20 & 303 will become.
"Dazed and Confused" in Denmark...
...rings a bell.
A famous Danish Prince in literature acted quite dazed and confused in a play by a fairly famous English playwright and poet. Many an actor has taken the stage and recited the line, "All the world's a stage and we are merely players...", written by the same playwright in another famous play.
Figurative public sulpture -- The Seven Ages of Man
The Little Mermaid has lost her head more than once, but she always gets it back.
The 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army is nicknamed The Screaming Eagles and has a century long history of combat in wars. They have been depicted in movies (The Longest Day, A Bridge Too Far and Hamburger Hill) and television series (Band Of Brothers).
In George Orwell's novel "1984", Winston Smith betrayed his lover Julia when tortured in Room 101 of The Ministry Of Love. You could say he ratted her out.
All those full cells and all those cartels, plenty to say but for now just Hell's bells!
Hells Bells - AC/DC
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