Jan. 29th, 2012

sabrinamari: (tiny seedling)
Spent some time reading the Stephen Mitchell translation of the Tao te Ching. No matter how many times I read it, it never gets old. No matter what I'm currently thinking about, it offers me something useful. I never get tired of it, and I never get close to pulling out all the wise shit is has to say.

I really like the commentary at the end, too.
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I noticed that Keith posted a nice rant about how much he hates clarified soup. I guess if he can rant about that, I can rant about something equally incidental and quirky: the pure suck of U.S. TV as compared to U.K. TV.

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There is one good thing about the newer, U.S. series: if you want to understand the actual difference between British TV and U.S. TV, you can watch the last 20 minutes of the final episode of Season 1 in the original U.K. version of Being Human and follow this immediately by watching the last 20 minutes of the final episode of Season 1 in the U.S. remake.

Warning: If you loved the British villain in this series as much as I did---such a complex, well-developed character with almost no hint of cliche---his American counterpart will really depress you, especially in this particular scene. Eat chocolate, get a rub, or put in place some strategy that will help you feel better about life while you watch it.

You don't have to know anything about the plot, characters or writing to grasp the difference between the two. You just have to have eyes and the ability to think.

The difference will be quite clear.


Jan. 29th, 2012 08:12 pm
sabrinamari: (We are family)
Keith, where'd you get the pomegranate molasses? I need some. Also baharat spice mix. Can you hook me up?

Wait, found a recipe and i can make the baharat if you dont have any easy local sources: http://www.theepicentre.com/Spices/baharat.html


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