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Ben 28th November 2007 01:53 PM

Recommend something
 
If all the active users on this forum recommended something cool/interesting/fun/useful even just once, we'd have a LOT of cool recommendations.

Want to join in? Recommend something below - could be a film, a website, a cool piece of software, book, place to go on holiday... anything you like, just recommend something, or more than one thing!

Feel free to discuss recommendations from others, but keep recommending things!

Let's go:

Ben 28th November 2007 01:57 PM

My recommendations:

Michael Clayton - Interesting, relaxing, entertaining film where at last George Clooney is bearable...

Going for a walk before you start work in the morning (for those that work at home)

Belle and Sebastian (Music, Scottish band, wonderful) - "the life pursuit" is a good album to start with

ValenciaSon 28th November 2007 03:09 PM

My recommendations:

Vietnamese food: crisp, tasty, healthy and different cuisine

Charlie Brown Christmas CD: nostalgic yet timeless jazz, makes for great atmosphere during the holidays and/or when entertaining guests at your home

Any Martin Scorcese directed film: gritty, great dialog amongst interesting, well-developed characters, usually a great score with excellent cinematography and an excellent soundtrack

gary 28th November 2007 04:43 PM

Chicken jalfrezi,

A very large gin and tonic with a full lime squeezed in...

Walking the dog

New Eagles Album

Films with Gene Hackman in them

Sunshine

eldeano 28th November 2007 05:00 PM

Starter for 10

Just out in the UK...

Top Cat - Series 1 DVD

You know you want to. ;D

ValenciaSon 28th November 2007 05:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eldeano (Post 37825)
Starter for 10

Just out in the UK...

Top Cat - Series 1 DVD

You know you want to. ;D

What's Starter for 10 and are you recommending to be just out in the UK? The dvd series is understood.

eldeano 28th November 2007 05:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ValenciaSon (Post 37826)
What's Starter for 10 and are you recommending to be just out in the UK? The dvd series is understood.


Starter for 10 is an expression from University Challenge which indicates that there will be more to come.

The DVD for the UK region has just come out. I know that the whole series is available in the US (region 1).

djS 28th November 2007 05:56 PM

funny you want , Irish dancing
 
well hope you like my Irish dancing , yes i am the tall guy in the middle with the smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KiaihHQkSoU

:D

eldeano 28th November 2007 06:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by djS (Post 37831)
well hope you like my Irish dancing , yes i am the tall guy in the middle with the smile

:D


Jurdy, that's brilliant. How did you get Gary and VS to join in? ;)

ValenciaSon 28th November 2007 06:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eldeano (Post 37833)

Jurdy, that's brilliant. How did you get Gary and VS to join in? ;)

We were promised we could kill as many cats as we wanted!>:D

eldeano 28th November 2007 06:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ValenciaSon (Post 37834)
We were promised we could kill as many cats as we wanted!>:D


Gulp.. :o

Pepino 28th November 2007 10:07 PM

My recommendations.... ;D

1. Music I wouldn't normally listen to, but love to relax to.... "Chambao" (especially Ahí estás tu) Listen here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGtuCQPJk6c

2. A truly great film from the blockbuster bargain bucket.... "Romy and Michelle's High School Reunion" ...and don't forget to get yourself a "BusinessWomen's Lunch" like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7J8Agmdq1RA

3. A cool restuarant down a pokey street in Barcelona.... www.sensi.es (Ate there on Saturday, left full and happy)

4. Something silly to pass an hour.... sit on the sofa with your flatmate (or partner/dog/favourite stuffed toy), stretch your feet up on something, slouch badly with a plate of home-made tortilla on your lap, and watch a really crappy TV quiz show, while slagging-off the contestants, the presenter, the questions, and basically the whole thing as loudly as possible. Yep, this is what me and my flatmate did tonight watching the ridiculous "Money Money!". Great fun! Lots of clips on youtube, but I quite like the ones where the dancers mimic eachother... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJILIbGE-S8

Edith 29th November 2007 12:17 AM

My two cents:

Make your own delicious breakfast: put a banana, one tablespoon of honey and some milk in a blender, then pour into a bowl and add your favorite breakfast cereal (I would like to recommend muesli). ¡Buen aproveche!

Compay Segundo's Cuban music

When you don't feel like cleaning house, watch one of Kim and Aggie's shows: ;D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hl2vT...eature=related

Pat1 29th November 2007 02:03 AM

Two things:
1.) If you're looking for a new mp3 player: The Microsoft Zune (I have the 30GB). I have nothing against the iPod, but the Zune was such a treat to get. It was about 250% cheaper than the comparable iPod and I'm shocked Microsoft could make such a good product.
2.) Play ultimate frisbee. It was born of the hippies of the 60's but it's quickly changing into a competitive but fun-spirited game that's self-governed. ie) no referees, only good spirit among the players.
Tons of fun to play and keeps you in good shape :-)

timg 29th November 2007 09:24 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pepino (Post 37841)
Yep, this is what me and my flatmate did tonight watching the ridiculous "Money Money!". Great fun! Lots of clips on youtube, but I quite like the ones where the dancers mimic eachother... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJILIbGE-S8

Money money is a brilliant way to waste an hour!

gary 29th November 2007 10:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by eldeano (Post 37833)
Jurdy, that's brilliant. How did you get Gary and VS to join in? ;)

I got paid peanuts as always;D

parubin 29th November 2007 11:11 AM

I'm Spanish but at the same time I'm very fond of American popular culture, so here's my all-american recommendations for today

1) Music :
CHARLIE PARKER : he's got so many albums out there, I would go for whatever compilation of him with some of his better known tunes : Koko, Groovin' High, Bird's Nest, Parker's Mood, Ornithology, A Night inTunisia...
You'll wonder how is it possible to play the sax so fast and so inspired...
ISAAC HAYES : 'Hot Buttered Soul' (its name says it all).

2) Film :
CLINT EASTWOOD's : Bird (Charlie Parker biopic), Mystic River, or (if you're feeling in the mood) The Bridges of Madison County
SAM PECKIMPAH's : 'The Ballad of Cable Hogue' or 'Ride the High Country'.

3) Book :
Anything from Cormac McCarthy, Paul Auster...

4) Travel (8 to 12 days)
Drive from San Francisco to Las Vegas (through Yosemite and Death Valley) and then to Los Angeles. Must rent a convertible (a Ford Mustang will do just fine) to appreciate the scenery of Yosemite and the incredible light of the desert. Cowboy hat optional.

Valenciason :
Have you seen Scorsese's new short film made as a spot for Spanish winery Freixenet??
Here's the link to it : http://www.scorsesefilmfreixenet.com/video_esp.htm

ValenciaSon 29th November 2007 12:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by parubin (Post 37862)
Valenciason :
Have you seen Scorsese's new short film made as a spot for Spanish winery Freixenet?? Here's the link to it : http://www.scorsesefilmfreixenet.com/video_esp.htm

I just saw it. Very Hitchock, I must say. I liked it but then I'm biased. Have you heard of the new film Scorcese is working on? It's a documentary on the Rolling Stones.

BTW, I think anything Charlie Parker put out is great.

Margot 29th November 2007 03:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by parubin (Post 37862)
Have you seen Scorsese's new short film made as a spot for Spanish winery Freixenet??
Here's the link to it : http://www.scorsesefilmfreixenet.com/video_esp.htm

Usualmente odio la mayoría de los anuncios - pero esto de Scorsese (y su editora maravillosa Thelma) es fantástico. :thumbs-up::thumbs-up::thumbs-up:(y más)
Gracias tanto Parubin.

Beckett 29th November 2007 08:10 PM

Music: Soundtrack to the movie "The Fountain."

Movie: "The Lives of Others"

Book: Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

City: Rome

Places: Los Picos de Europa in Spain
Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah

A language: Spanish!!!


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