Notan

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  1. Notan

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    Come on! Everyone sing along! Se você está contente, diga "Miau." =^.^= "MIAU!" Se você está contente, diga "Miau." =^.^= "MIAU!" Se você está contente, quer mostrar pra toda gente. Se você está contente, diga "Miau." =^.^= "MIAU!"
  2. As long as your PC is connected to the Internet, or connected to a network that is connected to the Internet, you should seriously consider upgrading your OS. MS is no longer issuing security patches for XP, and the highetst version of IE that can run on XP is very out-of-date. Security patches are one of the defenses your PC has against viruses, Trojan horses, malware, and hackers; "virus protection" (McAfee, MS Security Essentials, etc.) is another; and malware protection is the other. Once MS stops isuing security patches for an OS, virus protection and malware protection companies have very litte motivation to continue updating their applications to protect the OS. Also consider that MS has no reason to continue issuing patching for an outdated version of IE, either, and if you use IE, that is one of the main ways viruses, Trojan horses, and malware access your PC. If you have ANY personal information on that PC, please consider updating the OS.
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    Movie line you'd use as a life motto.

    "It's easy to be a holy man on top of a mountain." Bill Murray as Larry Darrell in the 1984 version of The Razor's Edge.
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    IRONY? or not?

    I'm not sure what you're driving at. I think the observation that Pan Am was a big name in 1968 is accuate. However, you may have evidence to dispute that. Whether it was a big "deal," as you put it, is not something on which I commented. As related to the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey, and as related to the times, I already mentioned one symbolic possibility of Pan Am in the movie. But maybe it also symbolized "American globalism," too, as you put it, or perhaps the possible capitalistic imperialism of the U.S. I don't know. If you flesh out your "globalism" argument for us, we could examine the possibility. Of course, I may be missing your point, but Monty Python, and a character's name, seems to be an non sequitur to anything I wrote.
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    IRONY? or not?

    As soon as I read "Pan Am" in your post, the first thing I thought about was the artwork on the soundtrack for 2001: A Space Odyssey, with that long, pointed, SST-looking Pan Am shuttle coming in to dock with the space station. Although the airline no longer exists, the memory of it continues on today, in part, due to its association with the movie. Perhaps there is a bit of irony in that. Of course, Pan Am was a big name in '68, and (as related to the heated US vs. Soviet Union space race at the time) the "Am" of Pan Am implied the future dominance of the US space program in 2001. So, in that regard, the depiction of Pan Am makes sense. However, purely from a logic standpoint, regarding the meaning of the name, Pan Am always seemed a bit out of place for a space ship. Pan Mundus (or Pan Mun) would have been more in keeping with the theme of space.
  6. Notan

    Great One-Liners

    “Look here, priest, enough with the sermon. It sounded interesting, at least while I kept out of the rain; but if it’s a sermon, I’d sooner listen to the rain.” -- Man at gate Rashomon
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    Great One-Liners

    My favorite line in the movie, and in the book, builds off of that: “One time, Atticus said, ‘You never really knew a man until you stood in his shoes and walked around in them.” Just standing on the Radley porch was enough.” -- Scout
  8. Notan

    Off Topic: Favorite Music?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItIL72TU1mo
  9. Notan

    Great One-Liners

    "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain." Frank Morgan as Professor Marvel/The Wizard of Oz
  10. Notan

    Great One-Liners

    "It's easy to be a holy man on top of a mountain." Bill Murray as Larry Darrell in the 1984 version of The Razor's Edge.
  11. Notan

    A NEW concern?

    Hmm. I've never seen that movie -- not a big fan of flies, or Jeff Golblum.
  12. Good eye. 'Atta person!
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    Off Topic: Favorite Music?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ4sqv7OHrg
  14. Notan

    Opera!

    Thanks, Swithin! What a great website!
  15. I agree with you about the end being unnecessary. It’s not that I’m particularly irritated about the happy vs. sad, or sad vs. happy aspect of the end, but, to me, the writing left too many holes in the logic to support the outcome. I also think there were other outcomes – perhaps better outcomes – that would not have diminished the rest of the film in any way.

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