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    Yeah, I climbed the tower, and unloaded some into a nasty, bearded hag's quizlet. I fyelt zo setisfyet.

    TNP can name one famous person (celebrity well-known through their work in a popular field, like music, politics, etc) who has a hilarious Central-European accent.

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    Hmm. Dr. Ruth Westheimer is the first to spring to mind.

    TNP has a close personal friend from Central Europe.

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    Good one -- forgot about Dr. Ruth. Not at the moment -- fairly close with some Romanians for a few years (separately: they didn't come in a pack), but haven't kept in touch.

    TNP thinks it's remarkable that valuations of the aesthetic work of art are, for some people, not as fixed and stable as appreciations of other objects, like principles or maybe habitually encountered objects like foods or some environmental noises or smells.

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    Eh, not really. Some people's tastes as to everything can change very frequently.

    TNP has been hit by raindrops today (as I was, while swimming).

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    Yeah, if by raindrops you include strange particulates containing probably quite a bit of moisture, that has been falling; for example, cow-town smog and smoke from those hippies up North,who for all I know got baked and set a bunch of shit on fire. Unless I've hallucinated a a basic fact from organic chemistry, I think small amounts of water are a product from burning carbon, but I don't want to drag out my textbook to find out some nerd little fact, although I probably should do some chemical balancing equations for fun, since I need an excuse to do some easy real-world linear algebra simultaneous equations so I don't get too airy-fairy in the theory of abstract algebra and category theory.

    TNP found some hidden talents about a famous person recently. Here's an example: until last year or so, I really knew musician András Schiff as primarily a Bach specialist, but he has a remarkable gift for a variety of early-Romantic composers, like Chopin, Beethoven, and Schumann, and classical composers like Mozart and Haydn. He always seems to have something interesting to say, and his recordings of these other composers are very interesting. I mean, sure, Argerich and the Russians like Ashkenazy and Richter always had a deep bench, but most Bach specialists seem to go the route of another favorite of mine, Angela Hewitt, who, while having many diverse records, is to me still primarily one of my hidden references for Bach and Debussy (which is not nuts -- I happen to think if one became an expert in those two alone, one has covered about 70% of the conceptual history of late Baroque-->Modernist music).

    Clearly that was a bit verbose, but just intended as an example in a field which may or may not be of great interest to everyone.

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    No.

    TNP is wondering what's going on re: N Korea and Venezuela.

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    I didn't know they were buddies. No, I'm not very interested in or curious about North Korea -- that's old news. Venezuela is interesting, and since the cesspool of the Eastern med is without surprises, except for the Arab Spring a few years ago (which, in US news, was nearly overshadowed by that idiot Japanese nuclear crap), it's where attention is given. I think Colombia should annex them, and create one really neat country.

    TNP is absolutely unwilling to cheat at card games, but doesn't really know why.

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    Correct. I always strive to play honestly.

    TNP is very pleased to see Jizz's new avatar!

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    True. He certainly reminds me of cough syrup!

    TNP does not enjoy gang$ta rap.

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    I don't know how to answer that. I enjoy any cultural phenomenon that calls for execution of civilian professional cocksuckers, aka police, and think putting women and anyone in general who is uppity in their place is fine. I think the actual music productions are idiotic garbage fit for retard toddlers. So, while I enjoy the message, the medium sips shit.

    TNP should learn some conversational street Spanish or Russian, in case a desire to flee white cracker pantywaist USA is overwhelming. Nothing fancy, just a few thousand words, and a good accent.

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    I took four years of high school Spanish and retain just enough of it so that, if you parachuted me into Madrid, I could maybe find my way to the U.S. Embassy.

    TNP wants to visit Madrid, with or without Spanish fluency.

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    Sounds a little bright, cheerful, expensive, and European for me. If must go to a Spanish land, more like the settings of *Only Angels Have Wings*, *Sorcerer*, *The Wages of Fear*, *Nostromo*, *Under the Volcano*, *Out of the Past*. Dark corners in sun-baked hellish lands. Hence emphasis on street Spanish -- nothing fancy, just rotten sewer language spit out like a desperado. Plus, those Basque people are fucking crazy. Are they French? Are they Spanish? Who cares, they're fucking nuts. Not going anywhere near them. I'd visit Portugal, though, without having any of the language nor any desire to learn it. Every Portuguese person I've met has been a bottom-dwelling pompous ass or cunt, so that's amusing, and I've heard the countryside is pretty neat.

    TNP. when hearing the terms "red and black" thinks of (i) the book/movie(s) (ii) something about computers (iii) something else, and will explain,

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    Uh... (iii) something else. Red and black were the colors of the Dover, Ohio high school athletic teams when we lived near there. They were very popular and the colors were omnipresent, so that's the first thing I think of.

    TNP will tell us his or her most significant or personally-valued school colors.

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    Yeah, I guess. I recall purple and forest green, and some other stuff. I think there was some red in there later on, but my only connection to the football team was complaining about various deans to like-minded students and academics.

    TNP can and will admit to not liking certain European nationalities very much, in general, as a prejudice.

    ETA: DEEP Purple! Yeah, baby. I always considered it violet, but apparently it's purple. Great band, RIP Jon Lord, good tune, rocking color.

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    Nope. "I hate only two things: unreasoning prejudice based on nationality, and the Dutch!" - Nigel Powers

    TNP has seen all the Austin Powers movies.

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    Somehow haven't seen any.

    TNP has been to Atlanta.

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    Yes, just a few years ago for a long weekend with my family. We had a great time, including visits to the Carter Presidential Library, state capitol, Centennial Park, MLK house, church and historic center, Center for Civil and Human Rights, Atlanta History Center, Swan House (beautiful old mansion featured in a Hunger Games film), SkyView ferris wheel, High Museum, Battle of Atlanta cyclorama, touring the CNN studios and taking our first-ever Segway tour (including seeing the POV of this vista: http://ll-c.ooyala.com/e1/8xMDUxYzE6...promo324957740).

    TNP has been to Cleveland, Ohio.

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    Yeah, I can't remember if it's the I-90 or the I-95, that skirts just south of the lakes through to Chicago, but I've been "through" there. I guess I'm a bad man, but I was on a mission and really didn't feel like going stag to stop at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, for the implied reason above, and also because I probably would have hated it on principle. ETA OK I90,east, then take a right at I95 to get to the PA turnpike. That must be my confusion.

    TNP prefers the US side to the Canada side of Niagara Falls, and/or has spent time at either.
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    No preference, really, but yes, I've been on both sides.

    TNP refused to wear the goofy disposable raincoat when sailing on The Maid of the Mist.

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    No, peer pressure ruled the days I went to be a good sport with out-of-towners. So,yeah, I wore the poncho/whatever, I don't know, just because. Truth be told, I think once is enough for Maid of the Mist. If that. But there is some neat stuff on the US side to walk around on, see the river up close before it goes over. The Niagara is one rough old boy of a river, all the way from Buffalo up to the falls -- sort of an awesome little river. I could be misremembering the frequency, but it seems like jackasses were always crashing their car into it, never to be found again.

    TNP has noticed that woman who work at animal shelters tend to be total babes, and are probably pretty nice, even if they likely have menageries of foul beasts in their efficiency studio apartments.
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