2008-12-27

The Thin Man (1934) [YouTube]

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Great movie. Still very watchable. I love the exchanges between Nick and Nora.

In one scene - to protect her - Nick shoves Nora in a taxi, slips money into the cabbie's hand and shouts "Grant's tomb!"...a scene later Nick is speaking with her over the phone, "...how was Grant's tomb?". Nora: Fine, I'm having a copy made for you!"

Meet me in St. Louis (1944) [YouTube]

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...if you're just looking for the song here's link: 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas'

A Christmas Story: The Bird's Christmas Carol



The Birds’ Christmas Carol

by Kate Douglas Wiggin (1856-1923)

Carol Bird was born on Christmas Day. She has spent all of her 11 years putting others above herself, always finding ways to make their lives a little more special. Even when faced with her own illness, the pure goodness of her heart shines through. She vows to find a way to spread Christmas cheer and decides to give a grand Christmas Party for a poor neighbourhood family. (summary by Laura Caldwell and Sarah Jennings)

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Our Daily Bread ~ 12/27/2008 ~ MS-Reader format

Our Daily Bread ~ 12/27/2008 ~ MS-Reader format

H. Rider Haggard

H. Rider Haggard wrote "She" and "King Solomon's Mines".
I've been experimenting with MS-Agent and MS-Reader. I've found a public domain Project Gutenberg etext of one of his books which I've been wanting to read. I've created a few HTML Applications using this text and these technologies. If you'd like to try them:

-right-click/save these links to your desktop or my documents folder
-rename from "file.exe_" to "file.exe"
-double-click and follow directions to extract to the folder specified
-double-click the resultant '.HTA' application in that folder


Cleopatra_HTA.exe_
Cleopatra_LIT.exe_

If you'd like something for your children - this might be nice. It's the images from the 'Classics Illustrated' comic form of the novel:
Cleopatra_CI.exe_

I think I concur with the author. Start at book 2. First six-seven chapters seem to have little action.

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