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Submitted by Druss on Tue, 2013-03-12 01:04

Daniel Day-Lewis was great as Lincoln. The setting was good too as was the atmosphere. However, the script was rather dull and there wasn't much in the way of a plot which centred primarily on the passing of a bill to abolish slavery. I didn't think much of Tommy Lee Jones' character (quite stereotyped) or that of Sally Field as Mary Todd.

The movie's watchable. Once.

Nejimaki-dori Kuronikuru / Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, The

Submitted by Druss on Mon, 2012-10-22 11:09

A weird and wonderful journey by Haruki Murakami, this is now one of my favorite books of all time! The imagination is stunning and the fact that it all starts with a missing cat is beautifully simply :)

The ending is a touch underwhelming. But I highly recommend this book.

P.S. I find it highly annoying that a couple of chapters from the Japanese edition have been excised from the English translation :/

Envy, jealousy, and puke: Why all green?

Submitted by Druss on Wed, 2012-06-13 11:12

I was wondering earlier why the predominant color of Islam is green. This led me to wondering why it's also associated with emotions like envy and jealousy. Here are a few of the fruits of my dig deep down into the "emerald mine of knowledge" that is the Internet.

From Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice:

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