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Old 29th January 2008, 01:09 PM   #121
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Thanks Liam, I already know Panda Bear from the wonderful All Songs Considered podcast. I'll check out the others right now!
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Old 29th January 2008, 07:46 PM   #122
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Old 29th January 2008, 10:59 PM   #123
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Yo también De todos modos el nombre solo fue un artilugio victoriano para atraer los turistas.

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Old 4th February 2008, 01:48 PM   #124
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I would like to recommend the book: Pillars of the earth by Ken Follet.

I am not a big reader, but this book was amazing.

Also, for any rockers out there... I recommend the album "Black Holes and Revelations" by Muse.
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Old 4th February 2008, 02:15 PM   #125
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I would like to recommend the book: Pillars of the earth by Ken Follet.
It's a great book.

I've just finished La Sombra del Viento and I can recommend that, too. More on my Numpty thread.
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Old 4th February 2008, 06:21 PM   #126
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eldeano - Have you read his recent book? "World without end" I think is the title.

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Old 5th February 2008, 12:07 AM   #127
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For those living in Spain: Go to see a three man show called "Garrick" put on by "Tricicle". They are an institution in Spain, so I am told, but I only saw them for the first time yesterday and I am still laughing!! The wonderful thing is that, even though they are not eaxctly a group of mime artists, you need minimal Spanish to "get" the jokes.
For those not in Spain, see them on YouTube. The Caveman sketch is hillarious.
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Old 6th February 2008, 12:01 AM   #128
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Has anybody ever "flown" in a balloon??
No, but I let one land in my yard and they gave me a bottle of champagne!
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Old 6th February 2008, 12:25 AM   #129
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No, it's pretty common here and it's a tradition to give the landowner a bottle of champagne. Hot air balloons fly by my house quite often.
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Old 6th February 2008, 08:11 PM   #130
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Highly Recommended: Juno

A really good film, really. Happy. Nice. Hmmmm.
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Old 6th February 2008, 09:27 PM   #131
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I also saw the film (movie) Juno recently. I agree with Ben, it was a refreshing change to what I was expecting, well worth watching.

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Old 6th February 2008, 09:34 PM   #132
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The new Jack Nickolson / Morgan Freeman Film The Bucket List, known in Spain as Ahora o Nunca is also good.
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Old 6th February 2008, 10:19 PM   #133
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I read a very positive review of Juno today that raved about it, especially the main girl in it. And now my flatmate's just come home from the cinema having loved it. Not seen it myself yet, but I recommend it by proxy!
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Old 6th February 2008, 11:08 PM   #134
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It brought tears to my eyes... quite a few in fact!
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Old 7th February 2008, 05:21 PM   #135
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Default Juno and Ben's book

I also saw Juno and highly recommend seeing it if you've not already done so. Excellent movie-everyone who has seen it has loved it-even the movie critics gave it an "A" rating overall. Ellen Page, the young Canadian actress who was cast as Juno, made this movie in my opinion. And I finally got a copy of Errant in Iberia from my local library this weekend-and finished it yesterday. Enjoyed it!!! Thanks Ben.
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Old 7th February 2008, 06:28 PM   #136
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Wow Marilyn, I can't believe they have my book in libraries! Cool! Glad you enjoyed it.

I have another random recommendation, probably the last person on earth to hear about this Paul Potts guy. You can see his first appearance on the first round of 'You've got talent':



He went on to win the competition, sing in front of the queen, and made a record that went to number 1 in 15 countries and sold over 2 million copies.
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Old 7th February 2008, 09:23 PM   #137
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Congrats, Ben, for your book hitting the libraries!!

Thanks for introducing this Paul Potts as well. He is truly amazing and real.
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It brought tears to my eyes... quite a few in fact!
Leslie and I watched it earlier in the evening and loved it. Ellen Page was great. She is so young and yet so talented. Everyone else was great, a tribute to them and the directors and writers. I hope Ellen gets the Oscar as well as the film. Hey Ben, which part of the movie made you cry?
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Hey Ben, which part of the movie made you cry?
It might just have been Ben's emotional rollercoaster during his sans-TV period.
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Leslie and I watched it earlier in the evening and loved it. Ellen Page was great. She is so young and yet so talented. Everyone else was great, a tribute to them and the directors and writers. I hope Ellen gets the Oscar as well as the film. Hey Ben, which part of the movie made you cry?
Yup, Juno is great, I actually saw it again yesterday, and once again the tears flowed... in which bits of the film? Lots of bits!

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It might just have been Ben's emotional rollercoaster during his sans-TV period.
Yes, that and the fact that I often cry in films, happy or sad... I'm very in touch with my, errr, emotional side, and hey, I'm not afraid to admit it!
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