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    Sure. I was interrupted while walking home a few years ago, asked to identify myself, and told they were looking for someone with my description. That was it, took two minutes at most. If the first and last sentences out of some civilian stranger's filthy sewer are not "Sorry to bother you, sir" and "Sorry to have bothered you, sir," they are defective, impolite civilians, who deserve less respect than a polite beggar. Next time I provide the identification verbally, as is correct in my state when not toddling around in an automobile, like a hillbilly, and any irrelevant questions will be stated to be delayed until I'm finished dealing with their problem. While trivial, I consider it extremely unpleasant to be commanded to perform tasks by an impolite moron who dresses in a Village People costume.

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    ETA to put another way, I'm accustomed to walking on the street in an imperturbable reflective state, performing obligatory grunts to beggars, avoiding collisions of all kind, noticing things of my choice. To be forced to submit to a derelict civilian with an outrageously incompetent directive is an outrage at worst, and an interruption at best.
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    Agreed. I prefer not to be interrupted, but of course sometimes it's unavoidable.

    TNP has a pie within ten steps of where he or she now is.

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    No, I've given up putting my fingers in the pie.

    TNP thinks Jung was sometimes not incorrect in his conceptual analyses, despite belonging to the primitive age of the conscious-unconscious model of mind.

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    Probably agree, although I'm not all that well-versed on Jung.

    TNP has seen A Dangerous Method, about Jung early in his career.

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    At first I thought it would be a departure for Cronenberg, but then I realized that his monsters for the most part sprung from the mind-this movie stripped the fantasy from his theme, leaving the far most complicated and intense reality.

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    No, never found myself in that kind of relationship, although I'm coming to think my eldest son just might be in one now.

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    The second goodbye kiss is the best.

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    Nah, not really. Most new foods are cool with me.

    TNP puts hot sauce on most everything.

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    Red chili flakes on most everything.

    TNP has gone more than two days without eating anything.

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    Went 4 days once when I was still on the streets.

    TNP once went streaking while it was snowing.
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    No way. I lived in Buffalo, NY for a while. While I always found myself missing the snow come wintertime -- and overhearing people about town, I wasn't alone -- I don't actually enjoy snow very much. I like streaking even less. What's to say they won't release the hounds, their fierce jaws reaching out to the famous regions of the body?

    ETA does not think the music of Chopin is essential, and his contributions could be replaced without much loss by attention paid to post-Beethoven composers like Schumann, Liszt, and Debussy.

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    I like them all, but I definitely wouldn't want to lose the sublime piano compositions of Chopin (just came across a reference to him in a novel, as it happens), so no.

    TNP has another composer in mind for the remove-forever-from-this-universe list.

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    No, it's a free country, or whatever -- I don't care what people choose to play or write. And FTR Chopin was a remarkable talent, without question -- it is the central place of his œuvre among the piano literature that I think is distorted.

    TNP Mozart or Wagner (opera composers)

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    Mozart. Wagner is too Wagnery for me.

    TNP: What's Opera Doc or The Rabbit of Seville

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    The Rabbit of Seville.

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    I don't know, both probably. Just put it all in a bucket. OK, maybe Alfredo with plenty of lardons and parmesan, no if any cream. So, noodles, smoked bacon, parmesan, butter, garlic, black pepper, red flakes, put it in a bowl and eat. Also, fettucine > spaghetti, so that wins.

    TNP knows someone IRL who resembles Felix from *The Odd Couple*
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    Yes. Me, I've been told!

    TNP knows someone who resembles Oscar from TOC.

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    Not really. I had a horror that it could be me (stench of strong tobacco, extremely untidy, utilitarian about drink and food, fashion sense of good/not good), but I think Oscar was a little more congenial and easygoing. No, I don't actually know anybody like that, although it's been a long time since I saw the TV show in reruns (Randall/Klugman), or the movie. I do know the theme song from the jazz album The Return of Don Patterson, and the line "Oscar, Oscar, it's linguine!" or something. I don't know. No, I've only seen someone like that in the movies.

    TNP has noticed that a lot of hardcore, man's man, macho sports fans seem to be a little bit more fastidious about things than you'd expect.

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    Yeah, totally, especially since some of those types are ex-military and do things right.

    TNP is frequently surprised at random kindnesses as well as random cruelties.

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    No, unfortunately, I see a fair amount of both, and rarely is it surprising in either direction.

    TNP already has big plans for Dec. 25.

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    Big enough. Going to be at the Hotel Roosevelt in NOLA.

    TNP has New Year's Eve plans.

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    No, not yet.

    TNP will see a movie this weekend.

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    I guess it's technically the weekend. I'm pretty sure The Wizard counts as a movie, although it looks like it was "filmed" on someone's camcorder circa 1988-1989. ETA, I figured it out. This movie is a remake of *Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind*, except with little kids and instead of aliens and François Truffaut, you have some video games and one of the lesser Bridges.

    TNP sometimes thinks of stabbing a movie in the eyes with scissors, and yet still watches.
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    No. If I hate a movie that much (and it's rare), I just turn it off. Life's too short.

    TNP just had a cat walk by.

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    No, it's been over a week since I saw The Matrix.

    TNP would drink beer or eat bread made from yeast-infection lady yeast.

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    Not unless you paid me big bucks AND I saw medical certification that it was entirely safe.

    TNP winces a little at ads for vaginal yeast infection remedies.

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    No, not unless they've started showing a lot more skin on network TV than I remember, complete with pustules and encrusted foam.

    TNP is disappointed that he or she rarely finds an appropriate chance to insult a man by offering him a training bra, or to be non-sexist and inclusionary, a woman by doubting her hygiene.

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    No, I've never been tempted by either gambit.

    TNP has read a James Bond novel in the past five years.

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    Nah, don't think I've ever read one, come to think of it.

    TNP hates it when some hack continues a series by a dead novelist.

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    Yeah, they usually suck.

    TNP is against movie prequels as a matter of principle.

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    No way, I like 'em. I can't think of an example of one that was good, but I still liked the Thing prequel and one of the Exorcist ones.

    TNP would rather eat sixteen five-oz. cans of Starkist Chunk Light Tuna, or a fifth of 80 proof whiskey.

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    Hmmm....I'd probably feel better after the tuna, but it would be close.

    TNP likes their whiskey straight.

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    Yes, not watery, brown, and leaving a burning sensation, just like grandma used to make.

    TNP has gone on a severe, Christian Bale style diet in the past.

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    No. That would actually be dangerous.

    TNP is just trying to eat fewer Christmas cookies this year.

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    No, I'll probably eat a few if I see some. I kind of like those "sugar cookies" shaped like trees with the frosting and stuff, but I have no idea if my sister or father or mother are going to make any for the yearly family get-together. I just had a thought I could make some myself, but then I thought, "no, I would consider that a profound mistake, for it would make a giant mess, take a bunch of time, and sugar can better be used for beverages."

    TNP has been surprised by guest appearances on various media, and can name a good example.

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    I'm sure there have been others more recently, but off the top of my head, Sean Connery's brief appearance as King Richard at the end of Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

    TNP has laughed along with me at Kevin Costner's terrible English accent in that movie.

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    No, I saw it with high school girlfriend when it came out, possibly with her younger brother, and I didn't really know who or what Kevin Costner was at the time. Still don't, I guess.

    TNP saw a TV commercial today, and didn't care for it.

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    No, didn't watch any TV today.

    TNP has a favorite Christmas song, and will provide a YouTube link to it.

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJYDDZ7goEs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqwmZsPe_3c Dr John, band version of "Silent Night," solo piano + vox version

    TNP needs to remember to laisser les bons temps rouler from time to time, give Bach a break.
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    Certainement! Great link - thanks; I'll be sharing it with friends.

    TNP has been to Nawlins in the past year.

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