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In Reply to: RE: Parasite posted by Mike B. on June 14, 2020 at 11:35:54
"Predictable?" You guessed a guy in the basement? His unfortunate confrontation? His comeback? The takeover of the house? The violent party scene? The ending?
If this film is anything, it's shockingly original with many unforeseen turns and twists.
Lots of folks hate the political, social, and economic implications: that I can understand.
Confucius say impossible to save sinking ship that has taken on that much water.
I had already checked out. I was only sticking with it to see who produced it so I could try and get my two hours back.
I think I would prefer the ramen place on Pearl. One of the films I really liked from last year was Judy. I am old enough to have seen Garland on talk shows before she died. She was a mess.
years we went there (my wife lived 7 years in Japan). It was good to see his sons work with him. He gets there (perhaps the sons do now) in the wee hours of the mornin' to start the noodles. When I visited Japan a few years ago, I never had better ramen. Different, sure, but not better quality. On a cold day, nothing is as warming. "Tampopo:" that film never gets old...
You seemed happy here so why did you move? Interesting times here now.
Cause you'd never meet for coffee.
More seriously? 1. Threat of Cascadia. I was invested in real estate and we would have been stomped by the forecast 9+ quake. 2. Forest fires. The smoke window has so greatly expanded that air quality really bothered us. 3. It wasn't fun to go downtown anymore or ride bikes on the bike path (Willamette or W trail towards Fern Ridge Lake) because of the homeless situation.
4. After 20 years, we were in for a change. Never thought it would be this difficult to see our friends, though! The middle of the country (Kansas) also makes it so much easier to get to Europe (again, what a nasty surprise C-19 proved to be).
My wife was equally interested in exploring another part of the US; she's a bred and born Eugenean.
We do miss walking to Beppe's, Prince P's, and Hendrick's Park, though. We lived a few blocks from them--- and the Knight Arena.
Didn't your trade smoke and earthquake threat for tornadoes and high humidity? I also hate the smoke during fire season, and the inversions during winter. The homeless problem is terrible and only getting worse. Most locations have their tradeoffs.
Best wishes to you, your wife and daughter.
she finished up her first year at Reed, but this year is up-in-the-year. She hated the last semester on line. Tornadoes: KC is on the edge of "tornado alley" and that edge is moving further and further east and south. The humidity and bugs are certainly issues, but we spent 6 years on Sanibel Island so we're accustomed to it (and I'd spent before that 15 years in Savannah, a couple in Miami Beach, and a bunch in Rio).
I do love Eugene and miss my friends and that wonderful place a lot. The Willamette and the Buttes are truly magnificent: nothing like that here, but the endless prairie grasslands are pretty amazing. I am a little sorry to leave before City Hall is settled. I was one of the leaders in the fight against knocking down the old one before the economics were explained...
Congrats on your daughter getting in to Reed. At this point I don't see schools opening this fall. It has more to do with outbreaks outside of classrooms and off campus.
I was part of the upper Willamette Street remodel here. They chose a traffic pattern I opposed and it has proven to present problems. The only update I can give you on the courthouse is the city won its case against the descendants of the Skinners. So, the butterfly lot west of the court house can be repurposed.
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