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  1. I need to get my blonde on. What do you need?
  2. http://newshour.s3.amazonaws.com/photos/2012/11/14/Lincoln-Movie-Poster-1536x2048_extra_big.jpg
  3. This may have already been mentioned, but the original subculture movement that were called hipsters were the subculture vagabond jazz fans of the 1940's who the Beat Generation writer Jack Kerouac was fixated on and whom he eventually based many of the characters in his books on. Herbert Huncke, a street hustler morphine junkie who hung out in NYC in Times Square, was probably the first 1940's hipster Kerouac was acquainted with. Kerouac idolized the hipster lifestyle and wrote about them in On the Road. Beat poet Allen Ginsberg lovingly dubbed Huncke and his kind as "angelheaded hipsters burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night,..." in his extraordinary poem "Howl." It is interesting to note that the writings of the Beat Generation, having been created in the earlier image of the 1940's hipsters, served as a handbook for the rise of the hippie culture that came of age in the 1960's, replacing the Beats as the subculture of that day. I tend to believe that all of our subcultures have common roots, are born in the same vein, and exist for the same reasons as those that came before them. Today's hipsters at first glance are completely different animals from the hipsters of the 1940's, and completely different from the hippies of the 1960's (and of today) but it's my theory that they are, at their core, merely different mutations of the same animal.
  4. PoRtLaNdiA!!! Hipster Paradise!!!!!
  5. Here's your new avatar. http://i1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff508/blackcc/imagew174h200f3_zpsa6592c4c.jpg Ssssssoooooo hipster in so many ways!!!
  6. Ima little bit hipster sometimes. Ask me anything.
  7. Zooey Deschanel, hipster goddess. http://dialstyle.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/zooey.jpg
  8. http://www.kaboodle.com/hi/img/c/0/0/192/b/AAAADPyDpJ8AAAAAAZKw8g.jpg?v=1319378192000
  9. Just saw Les Mis with some friends. I was not prepared at all for how good it was!!! Aside from Jackman, most of those people are not vocalists! Really impressive. One of the previews was Gatsby. Looks like they might just have nailed it! Can't wait to see it!
  10. I need.......MORE COWBELL!!!! What do you need?
  11. My high school English teacher. He was wonderful. In 11th grade, we did a poetry unit where he assigned each of us a poem and we had to eat, sleep, breathe, and live the poem for a month and then report on it. He gave me Coleridge's "Kubla Khan." It changed my life. I am who I am today because of that poem. Years later I ran into him just in the course of going about my day, and I asked him why he chose that poem for me. He said it was one of his favorites and he just had a feeling about it and what it might mean to me. Chokes me up just thinking about it. And don't get me started on my high school choir instructor. Again, that man changed my life in ways so profound I can barely put it into words. All of my college professors. Just wonderful human beings. Good teachers, no matter what subject they teach or what their "classrooms" look like, are extraordinarily important human beings!!!
  12. I need to see Ted. The movie. What do you need?
  13. A "Room of [My] Own" (Virginia Woolf reference). What do you need?
  14. No. Absolutely not. The vast majority of the fans would never go for it (I know I wouldn't!!) and the band would never do something like that anyways.
  15. THX 1138. It's the film George Lucas made right before he did Star Wars, Ep IV: A New Hope (1977).
  16. Thanks, Babycat! It's wonderful to be here!:)
  17. I had a dream of a winter garden a midnight rendezvous silver, blue, and frozen silence what a fool I was for you
  18. Sometimes the fortress is too strong Or the love is too weak What should have been our armor Becomes a sharp and angry sword
  19. .....another cup of coffee......and a magic potion I can give to my friends that will make them love Rush like I do. What do you need?
  20. I loved CA, by the way. I got a huge kick out of the way the lyrics from some of Rush's music were interwoven with the storyline. It's on my To Do list to go through the entire book at some point and try to annotate it at the spots where the lyrics occur. I'm a Spotify user and am thinking I'm going to make a playlist to go with the book. I did that with Ghost Rider and made a playlist of all of the songs Neil pulls the lyrics from at the beginnings and ends of all the chapters. Yep, you guessed it, I'm all about Neil. :Neil:
  21. I haven't read any of his other books, but I enjoyed this one. Some have not. Mainly, I just wanted to post to welcome you to TRF! :hi: Thanks for the welcome, CygnusGal! :) :) :)
  22. Hi, I'm new here, this is my first post/reply. Has anyone read any of Anderson's other books? How does CA compare with his other stuff? I've read dozens and dozens of other sci-fi/fantasy authors and I've read everything Neal has written (each at least twice, because apparently I have no life) but haven't read anything else of Anderson's.
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