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Posted July 3, 2010
in Movies and TV
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
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^Nice one. I also like "Someone Great" and "Beat Connection"
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Well 1-0 (a goal at just 3 min) at the half for Germany, but as yesterday proved that might not mean much. Though honestly Argentina haven't settled into the game and their defense looks shaky at best.
Quite mixed results. On the one hand I'm very happy for the Netherlands but very disappointed about Ghana.
Though they started out rather poorly conceding that early goal with slack defending, the Netherlands made an impressive comeback in the second half when a lesser team might have folded under the Brazilian attack. But they had some luck as well benefiting from some rare Brazilian defensive confusion and ultimately held strong while basic panic set in for their opponents. An upset certainly, but deservedly so. I would've like to see Van Persie do a little better, but Robben (in the second half), Sneijder and Kuyt more than made up for him, with the kind persistent, smart attacking they do so well together.
As for the Uruguay/Ghana game, that was just painful to watch especially those last few minutes of extra time. That is not the way to win and not the way Ghana deserved to lose. But there's no use in arguing it now, they had their chances and didn't use them, though at this level, with that much pressure no blame can really be placed and I can do nothing but feel sorry for them. I too lost a degree of respect for Uruguay and Suarez in particular, but can Forlan take a free kick or what?
in The Songfactor's Choice Top 10
Posted July 2, 2010
1. Sinnerman - Nina Simone
2. 1901 - Phoenix
3. No Sleep Till Brooklyn - The Beastie Boys
4. Duchess - The Stranglers
5. Red Right Hand - Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
6. I'm Good, I'm Gone - Lykke Li
7. Happiness Is A Warm Gun - The Beatles
8. Summer - Beatsteaks
9. Getting Better - The Beatles
10. Thru' The Flowers - The Primitives
awesome music, and awesome idea to compile a list just of Belgian music... almost makes me want to do the same for German music
Agreed on both points...and why don't you?
I had a great time listening to this list, I only knew a couple beforehand but I've discovered plenty so, thanks.
1. My Heroics, pt 1 - Absynthe Minded
2. Mad About You - Hooverphonic
3. British Mode - Goose
4. Estupendo - Arsenal
5. Icon - Daan
6. High On A Wire - The Blackbox Revelation
7. Grootste Lul Van â€˜t Stad - FlipKowlier
8. Kamer In Amsterdam - De Mens
9. Struggle For Pleasure - Wim Mertens
10. Electric Soldiers - The Van Jets
Ã§a plane pour moi - Plastic Bertrand
Free Haven - Ozark Henry
Tryer - Motek
Einstein Brain - Admiral Freebee
Vive Ma libertÃ© - Arno
Kvraagetaan - Fixkes
Your Shopping Lists Are Poetry - Mint
Nah neh nah - Vaya con dios
Posted June 30, 2010
Plenty of help Jello Biafra of the Dead Kennedys
"Phone Song" - PJ Harvey
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Have a good one.
Posted June 29, 2010
And at least it didn't end in penalties.
As for Ronaldo, I never cared for his attitude, but I love his skill and all the nice, pretty silverware he helped bring us at Man U as our tricky winger.
"Sinner Man" - Nina Simone (1965)
"I'm Good, I'm Gone" - Lykke Li (2008)
Happy Birthday Shawna, have a good one.
Well, an "hour" well-spent today. Spain deservedly advance into the quarterfinals with a 1-0 win over Portugal, poor Christiano.
Posted June 28, 2010
It should be a good one and I'm just thankful I'm off on Friday. Work has been putting a serious dent in my World Cup obligations.
Ever notice how "worst" anything threads usually end badly? (Discounting miamisammy's well-timed, tension-breaking contributions.)
Holland is actually my second choice (well, first now). Led by a virtually unknown coach (Bert van Marwijk) they were flawless in qualifying and their obviously in excellent form in the finals winning all group stage games and beating Slovakia today.
They have a very strong defense, stable goal-keeper in Stekelenburg (though not quite my beloved Edwin van der Sar) and some world-class strikers. Having Arjen Robben back in the lineup alongside van Persie, Sneijder and Kuyt in the midfield and forward roles should make it a fairly even match-up against Brazil, that is if play the kind of fluid, dominant, "team" style they're known for. Or they might just fall apart like in every other World Cup they've participated in. (Let's hope not though, they're seriously due.)
Posted June 27, 2010
Gernerally, I agree. Though Fabio Capello will likely recieve most of the flak, it was essentially the underachievement of the players individually that did the most damage. I'll always remain sympathetic and daftly loyal to Rooney, but like I mentioned before I have no reservations in placing heaps of blame on the defenders particularly Terry. Oddly enough I can't find much fault with David James' performance, plenty others failed before he did.
Argentina looks pretty comfortable at 3-1 with about 20 min left. Good luck Germany.
Well, I'm disappointed, but realistically we never had much of a chance judging from our performance in group stage. We're just not strong enough, particularly when it comes to defending. But no matter what I still love em'. Go Rooney!
Not to take anything away from Germany, they deserved this win. But it's kind of ironic: their dominance and efficiency remind of top-form Chelsea even though a good chunk of England's team is composed of Chelsea players. This was supposed to be my consolation for them taking the Premiership this year.
Normally I try not to be a crazed, obsessed, referee-questioning fan, but on this particular occasion I choose to wave that restraint and say
What on God's green earth was that official looking at? I know he was pretty far but THAT WAS A GOAL IF I EVER SAW ONE! I admit our defending has been atrocious, we've allowed oceans of room for Klose and Podolski and paid for it with the two goals, but WE DESERVED THAT TIE. UGH!!
Posted June 26, 2010
Well done Ghana, representin' and they absolutely deserved it.
Bit disappointed about South Korea though, but it should be a very good quarterfinal with Uruguay.
Posted June 25, 2010
Some of the games that I expected to be exciting between the "heavyweights" were rather boring, the talent on both sides seemed to cancel each other out.
On the other hand matches that on paper you think would've been dull were actually more entertaining and overall "better" football (e.g. Denmark vs Japan) at least from a viewer's perspective.
"Creeping" - 2:54
1. No More Heroes - The Stranglers
2. Etude in E Major - Frederic Chopin
3. Wuthering Heights - Kate Bush
4. She - Elvis Costello
5. Long and Winding Road - The Beatles
6. There Is a War - Leonard Cohen
7. Moscow Nights - Vladimir Troshin
8. Quel mal Y a t'il Ã Ã§a? - FranÃ§oise Hardy
9. Angelica - Scott Walker
10. Back to Black - Amy Winehouse
A very lovely list Edna.