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meme time!

Recommend to me:

1. a movie
2. a book
3. a musical artist, song, or album
4. a LiveJournal user not on my friends list
5. a website
6. a quote

Then put this in your LiveJournal and I'll do the same for you

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tiwonge
Jan. 26th, 2005 12:21 pm (UTC)
I'm reading Prime Obsession right now. I like it. The math is shown, and not talked around, so it's a good introduction to the Riemann Hypothesis. In addition, every other chapter is historical and talks about the story (people, places and politics) behind the mathematics.

And Br. Patrick just got Control Room in the mail, which I'm looking forward to watching.

Have you heard The Fairfield Four? They're a Gospel quartet. (If you saw O Brother, Where Art Thou, they were the gravediggers at the end. Well, three of them were. And that song about death was them.) I only have one of their albums, "I Couldn't Hear Nobody Pray," but I enjoy it immensely. One of the songs is about the Prodigal Son, and has Garrison Keillor reading the parable in between verses.

I'd probably recommend i and meep to anybody, but I haven't checked your friends list to see if they're there.

A quote?
"The teaching of Facts
Without Understanding
Is the Prostitution
Of Education"
-Thomas Merton
blistermoth
Jan. 26th, 2005 12:38 pm (UTC)
I have heard of the Fairfield Four. I adore Garrison Keillor and O Brother so I'll have to check them out.
tiwonge
Jan. 26th, 2005 02:47 pm (UTC)
I actually first heard of the Fairfield Four on an NPR interview with them, years before O Brother came out. I kind of recognized the style of music (a capella, barbershop quartet sort of thing) on O Brother. I didn't get the album until last year.
gracegiver
Jan. 26th, 2005 12:23 pm (UTC)
me first
1. Waking Ned Devine (you'll only find it at amazon, I think)
2. The Star Rover by Jack London (just finished it myself and loved it)
3. Alison Krauss (bluegrass .... )
4. Moi!
5. http://www.infonegocio.com/xeron/bruno/italy.html
6. "I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts."
Will Rogers.
tiwonge
Jan. 26th, 2005 12:36 pm (UTC)
Re: me first
I love Alison Krauss. She was also in O Brother. :)
buscemi
Jan. 26th, 2005 12:35 pm (UTC)
1. Tank Girl. It's fun and silly. At one point they sing Cole Porter's "Let's Fall in Love" for no apparent reason.

2. Opus: 25 Years of his Sunday Best. (This is assuming you like Bloom County/Outland comics.)

3. Jenny Toomey - Tempting. Much different than her earlier work, this is more of a pop-lounge album a la Sinatra, Tony Bennett, etc.

4. oblomova. Witty, intelligent, interesting and she lives in Chicago. :)

5. http://www.angryalien.com . They recreate various movies with flash animation (and bunnies).

6. "You can't have everything. Where would you put it?"
--Steven Wright
scillymonster
Jan. 26th, 2005 03:54 pm (UTC)
1. Napoleon Dynamite
2. A new kind of christian by Brian McLaren - I've heard good things about it - my husband just finished it and I plan to dig into it as soon as we're moved.
3. Laura Gibson, Kelley Jones, or Jaycob VanAuken
4. shemaiah
5. www.compassvancouver.org
6. 'better to keep your mouth shut and let people think your a fool, than open your mouth and remove all doubt'
scillymonster
Jan. 27th, 2005 09:15 am (UTC)
correction: you're
marketsquare
Jan. 27th, 2005 08:19 am (UTC)
1. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (breathtaking silliness)
2. The Challenge of Jesus by N.T. Wright
3. Risk by Ten Shekel Shirt
4. dimethirwen
5. slacktivist
6. Schrödinger's Date: where you can't tell whether it's a date or just a friendly get-together until somebody asks.
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