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May. 7th, 2010

02:01 pm - News of computer

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So, it seems my computer has a bad hard drive. They have to put in a new one and transfer all my files over to it. Fortunately none of the files seem to be lost. I'll get it back on Monday. And here's what I love about Data Doctors: they'll personally deliver it and help me set it up. :}


Last night I watched Mulan. I hadn't seen it before, because it was from that late-nineties period when Disney's animated features all started to look samey, and I skipped it (along with Pocahontas and The Hunchback of Notre Dame) in theaters. 'Twasn't bad. I'm amused that there was a character named General Li. Was he from South China? Ah declayah!

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From:nefaria
Date:May 7th, 2010 07:21 pm (UTC)
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I'm glad hard drives don't go instantly from fully-functional to totally useless like they used to. That makes full data recovery much more likely.

General Tso: "Ready your weapons, we do battle at dawn!"
Private Partz: "I love your chicken!"
General Tso: "You dare call me a chicken?!?! Decapitate him!"
Private Partz: **thwump**

Edited at 2010-05-07 07:27 pm (UTC)
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From:oniomancer
Date:May 7th, 2010 10:21 pm (UTC)
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Guess what I'm eating as I read this. C'mon, guess.
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:May 8th, 2010 12:21 am (UTC)
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I've heard the U.S. Naval Academy serves General Tso's chicken in the main mess hall, but they call it Admiral Tso's chicken!
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From:neuracnu
Date:May 7th, 2010 07:33 pm (UTC)
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Along with completely misplaced levity, Hunchback had some surprisingly dark themes. I re-watched it recently - you should give it a shot.
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From:deckardcanine
Date:May 7th, 2010 09:01 pm (UTC)
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A friend of mine calls it Disney's biggest waste of potential: Just when it starts looking like a good, serious movie, they cue the singing gargoyles. Another friend says he'll never forgive Disney for straying that far from the Victor Hugo source, but from what I can tell, it's not so different from the Charles Laughton movie (singing gargoyles aside).
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From:nefaria
Date:May 7th, 2010 11:10 pm (UTC)
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I'll have to read the book, I quite enjoyed "Les Miserables". I imagine the dark themes in the movie were just pale shadows of what was in the book; many people consider "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" the greatest French novel.
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From:wbwolf
Date:May 7th, 2010 11:26 pm (UTC)
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The story itself isn't bad (and a total downer ending), but it doesn't help that Hugo wanders off for entire chapters on asides. At least Dickens had better focus.
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From:zorinlynx
Date:May 7th, 2010 07:48 pm (UTC)
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You should watch Pocahonatas as well. It is worth it just for the antics of Meeko the raccoon. :)
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From:deckardcanine
Date:May 7th, 2010 09:02 pm (UTC)
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I'm considering watching Mulan, if only because it gets mentioned surprisingly often online. I don't suppose you saw Hercules or Tarzan?
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From:kinkyturtle
Date:May 7th, 2010 09:10 pm (UTC)
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Actually yes, I saw both of those. They were pretty good (although I seem to recall Rosie O'Donnell's character in "Tarzan" was a tad annoying, and the scene where the gorillas find a human camp and start drumming out a musical number on various odds and ends struck me as gratuitously cheesy.)
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From:timmowarner
Date:May 7th, 2010 11:10 pm (UTC)
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame is one of my favourite Disney movies and the songs are mostly all really great!
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