January 29th, 2007

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A Long Long Way To Run...



This morning the brave and valiant Barbaro was allowed to rest from his great trials, trials in which he showed more heart and patience and trust than any of his breed before him. His shattered leg was healed, but the laminitis had spread. He could no longer continue his fight without increasing pain, and so his owners made the ultimate decision to let him go.

RIP, Barbaro. He's gone to the Racetrack Eternal, where he can try his speed with the best who have gone before.


"The engine has broken down," said the Master solemnly.

"No," sobbed the Mistress, wiser than he. "The engineer has left it."


-- from memory, Further Adventures of Lad by Albert Payson Terhune.
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Initial Meme

Rules: Use the 1st letter of your name to answer each of the following... They MUST be real places, names, things... NOTHING made up! If you can’t think of anything, skip it. Try to use different answers if the person in front of you had the same 1st initial. You CAN’T use your name for the boy/girl name question.


1. Actor: Tom Cruise

2. 4 letter word: tart

3. Street name: Third

4. Color: Terra Cotta

5. Gift/present: trinket

6. Vehicle: Toyota

7. Tropical Location: Tahiti

8. College Major: Trigonomitry (alright, not a major...)

9. Dairy Product: Tillamuk cheese

10. Thing in a Souvenir Shop: toy

11. Boy Name: Taylor

12. Girl Name: Talia

13. Movie Title: The Two Towers

14. Type of Alcohol: tequila

15. Occupation: train conductor

16. Flower: tulip

17. Celebrity: Tiger Woods

18. Magazine: Teen Beat

19. U.S. City: Toledo

20. Band: Tiajuana Brass
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Ripped Off From Toga!

Below is a list of all the films nominated for a Best Picture Academy Award since 1970 (with the winning picture at the top of the list for each year, with the exception of 2006). Bold the ones you've seen.

1970 (43rd)
Patton
Airport

Five Easy Pieces
Love Story
MASH


1971 (44th)
The French Connection
A Clockwork Orange
Fiddler on the Roof
The Last Picture Show
Nicholas and Alexandra

1972 (45th)
The Godfather
Cabaret
Deliverance
Sounder
The Emigrants

1973 (46th)
The Sting
American Graffiti
The Exorcist

A Touch of Class
Cries and Whispers

1974 (47th)
The Godfather, Part II
Chinatown
The Conversation
Lenny
The Towering Inferno

1975 (48th)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Barry Lyndon
Dog Day Afternoon
Jaws

Nashville

1976 (49th)
Rocky
All the President's Men

Bound for Glory
Network
Taxi Driver

1977 (50th)
Annie Hall
The Goodbye Girl

Julia
Star Wars
The Turning Point

1978 (51st)
The Deer Hunter
Coming Home
Heaven Can Wait
Midnight Express
An Unmarried Woman

1979 (52nd)
Kramer vs. Kramer
Apocalypse Now

All That Jazz
Breaking Away
Norma Rae

1980 (53rd)
Ordinary People
Coal Miner's Daughter
The Elephant Man
Raging Bull
Tess

1981 (54th)
Chariots of Fire
Atlantic City
On Golden Pond
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Reds

1982 (55th)
Gandhi
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
Missing
Tootsie
The Verdict

1983 (56th)
Terms of Endearment
The Big Chill
The Dresser
The Right Stuff
Tender Mercies

1984 (57th)
Amadeus
The Killing Fields
A Passage to India
Places in the Heart
A Soldier's Story

1985 (58th)
Out of Africa
The Color Purple
Kiss of the Spider Woman
Prizzi's Honor
Witness

1986 (59th)
Platoon
Children of a Lesser God
Hannah and Her Sisters
The Mission
A Room with a View

1987 (60th)
The Last Emperor
Broadcast News
Fatal Attraction
Hope and Glory
Moonstruck

1988 (61st)
Rain Man
The Accidental Tourist
Dangerous Liaisons
Mississippi Burning
Working Girl


1989 (62nd)
Driving Miss Daisy
Born on the Fourth of July
Dead Poets Society
Field of Dreams
My Left Foot

1990 (63rd)
Dances With Wolves
Awakenings
Ghost
The Godfather, Part III
Goodfellas


1991 (64th)
The Silence of the Lambs
Beauty and the Beast

Bugsy
JFK
The Prince of Tides

1992 (65th)
Unforgiven
The Crying Game
A Few Good Men

Howards End
Scent of a Woman

1993 (66th)
Schindler's List
The Fugitive

In the Name of the Father
The Piano
The Remains of the Day

1994 (67th)
Forrest Gump
Four Weddings and a Funeral
Pulp Fiction
Quiz Show
The Shawshank Redemption

1995 (68th)
Braveheart
Apollo 13
Babe

Il Postino
Sense and Sensibility

1996 (69th)
The English Patient
Fargo
Jerry Maguire
Secrets & Lies
Shine

1997 (70th)
Titanic
As Good as It Gets
The Full Monty

Good Will Hunting
L.A. Confidential
Shakespeare in Love

Elizabeth
Life Is Beautiful
Saving Private Ryan
The Thin Red Line

1999 (72nd)
American Beauty
The Sixth Sense
The Cider House Rules
The Green Mile
The Insider

2000 (73rd)
Gladiator
Chocolat
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Erin Brockovich
Traffic

2001 (74th)
A Beautiful Mind
Gosford Park
In the Bedroom
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
Moulin Rouge!

2002 (75th)
Chicago
Gangs of New York
The Hours
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
The Pianist

2003 (76th)
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Lost in Translation
Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
Mystic River
Seabiscuit

2004 (77th)
Million Dollar Baby
The Aviator
Finding Neverland
Ray
Sideways

2005 (78th)
Crash
Brokeback Mountain
Capote
Good Night, and Good Luck
Munich

2006 (79th)
Babel
The Departed
Letters From Iwo Jima
Little Miss Sunshine
The Queen
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