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24 April 2016 @ 06:40 pm
Hello! Does anyone know what kind of plant this is?

The picture was taken along the Long Trail in Southern Vermont, today, April 24th.


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The girl spends the summer with her best friend's family. The mother is an artist (and I seem to remember MC's mother considering her a housewife), and the father is hotheaded and possibly violent. MC sits with the black sheep brother while he drinks a beer out of a can; the can laying in the yard later infuriates the father, who also gets upset about raccoons and boat trips.

I thought it was "Loon Lake" or "Summer of the Swans," but those are different books altogether.
 
 
It's playing in my head at the moment using W.C. Fields' voice, but I'm not 100 per cent sure it was his routine. It's an anecdote and not on film or TV to my recollection. Maybe it was in a book? On Old Time Radio? Argh.

The scene is a bricklaying station on new construction. A novice bricklayer obeys his boss and places a large amount of bricks in the container to be hoisted to the men working on the scaffolding above him. The novice is standing on a board which acts like a teeter-totter and when he hauls on the pulley to lift the container, he himself is tangled in the rope and gets lifted. He's frantic and cuts the rope, which slams him to the ground onto the teeter-totter which then punts the heavy container into the air. He again gets tangled in the rope and is airborne once more. He carefully makes his way down the rope, but winds up on the teeter-totter. The container doesn't reach its intended target on the scaffolding and slams down again on the other side of the teeter-totter. Up the guy goes again! Rinse and repeat.

There might be more to this series of events. These are the ones that stick out. Thanks for any help. I asked at a W.C. Fields website some time back with no reply.
 
 
Current Location: sofa
Current Mood: artisticartistic
Current Music: tick-tock
 
 
28 March 2016 @ 10:15 pm
My great aunt died last year. This weekend I was visiting and my grandmother asked me and my sisters to look through her jewellery and take whatever we wanted, and I came away with a slightly odd-looking ring.

It's gold-coloured, but from the feel of it I'd say not real gold. Very flat band. Says 'regard' with a star-shaped crystal in the middle, so the inscription is like so:

REG * ARD

I suspect it's not anything very exciting - Google isn't turning up anything that useful, but I did learn that 'regard rings' (with a gemstone acrostic) were traditional at one point so it was probably a gift. But the overall affect is of something a member of a secret society might wear so I'm a mite curious!
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When I was a pre-teen(I'm 25 now) my mom bought me a manga that had a girl that washed up on a beach that this boy and his father(with like no technology/might have been wearing Tarzan-esque loincloth clothings. She had a choker with a shell on it, and the kid asked his dad what it meant and that she was unmarried.
I think the dad might have died from outsiders/those wanting the girl but I don't remember.
I just remember the girl and the boy ending up on the ocean and something involving an underwater mecha like fight suit, also something involving the end of the world(flat earth) with the water flowing over the edge and such.

I cannot for the life of me remember the name, and my mom never really checked in on what she bought me/wouldn't remember at all, and it got lost in a move. I only had one volume of it, and I sort of want to find/read it all.

Thanks in advance for the help.
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10 March 2016 @ 05:56 pm
Please help me discover the title of American film about a girl, whose mother is in a mental hospital, and she takes care of her little brother (named Liam) and sister. They are twins, at one point she tries to make pancakes with them and doesn't succeed. Her brother cries, she says to him "listen Liam, you are a brave cowboy, right?", but he continues to cry. Her father sees he can't take care of her. She is sent to live with her aunt, a boy falls in love with her and they kiss over a pool table in a basement. At the same time period TV in the basement shows JFK funeral. Her aunt sees her and sends her back to her father. Later they all go to visit her mother, and she bakes for her pancakes with syrope...
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09 March 2016 @ 05:18 pm
Does anybody remember a weird Looney tunes movie about aliens kidnapping Elmer Fudd, Yosemite Sam and Daffy Duck and replacing them with weird off-looking pod person copies and Bugs is basically going, "Wtf?"  Possibly from the 90's.
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26 June 2014 @ 02:16 am
So I tried to post in this journal under my old username, and I'm not sure what happened..maybe I thought I submitted it but didn't or something, because it never showed up..

I just wanted to know if anyone could tell me who this painting is by. This is the only place I could find the image, and it wouldn't let me copy the actual URL of the picture, so I can only post this link that shows it at the bottom. Thank you very very much if anyone knows!

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-shipping-100-handpainted-Art-portrait-oil-painting-Mother-and-daughter/519174946.html

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02 March 2016 @ 10:09 am
This is possibly a long shot, but I saw an ebook on the Kobo site a few months ago and wasn't interested, but now I want to read it and can't find it. I can't remember when it was actually published—I believe in the last year or two—but it's about a family in England (Liverpool, maybe? There are docks) during WWII. The mother died in childbirth and the older daughter is raising the baby, and the father and son work at the docks and one of the major plot lines is them being involved with a workers' union.
 
 
01 March 2016 @ 06:11 am

My brother and I can't remember this show, which was more like a short. We would have watched it on American TV from Canada.There was a chimpanzee dressed in (I think) a plaid jacket as a newscaster. I don't know if it was something from Lancelot Link. I tried Googling, but either I get Lancelot Link or chimps in the news. Does this show ring a bell?