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Sunday, March 15th, 2020

Lost in a Good Book

Categories: [ Books/Thursday Next ]

ISBN: 9780340733578

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Following her success in The Eyre Affair, Thursday is forced to do PR for SpecOps, but she is prohibited to tell the truth about the role of Jack Schitt, the Goliath Corporation agent. She investigates the sudden discovery of a lost Shakespeare play that falls into the hands of the leader of the Whig party who uses it to increase his chances of becoming Prime Minister. Thursday's father also tells her that the World is going to end very soon, being entirely covered with an unknown pink substance. Over the course of several weeks, Thursday finds herself repeatedly in situations where an impossibly large number of coincidences almost succeed in getting her killed, while her hierarchy is trying to find an excuse to arrest her. Then one day she discovers that her husband Landen has been erased out of her history by corrupt chonoguards working for Schitt's half-brother Schitt-Hawse. The latter blackmails Thursday into freeing Schitt from the poem where he's kept prisoner. In the absence of her uncle who had invented the Prose Portal, the only way she knows to enter a story is Mrs Nakajima whom she had met in Jane Eyre. Thursday looks for her in Okinawa where she finds Nakajima's travel book, allowing her to travel on her own into a story. There she is chosen to become a member on Jurisfiction, an organization that ensures the stability of worlds of literary fiction. Thursday becomes an apprentice to Great Expectations' Mrs Havisham, one of the best Jurisfiction agents. After a failed attempt by her father to prevent Landen's death as a child, Thursday fetches Schitt and is kidnapped by Schitt-Hawse, but is rescued by Mrs Havisham. They then prove that the Shakespeare play was taken from Jurisfiction's library of lost books, and that the Whig politician is actually a fictional character, who is arrested too. She then discovers that the coincidences that almost got her killed have been provoked by Hades' sister Aornis who wants revenge for her brother's death, by putting Thursday in a situation where she would prevent the end of the world (by being covered in out-of-control, self-replicating Dream Topping, invented by her cousin) if she commits suicide. Thursday is saved in the nick of time by an old version of her father who takes the self-replicating stuff to the down of time, where it becomes the beginning of life on Earth. Thursday then goes into hiding into a book from the library of lost books.

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Hiisi Huu

Translation: [ Google ]

Categories: [ Beer/Hiisi ]

Hiisi_Huu

``punaviinin tanniinisuus… punaviinirypäle… hapankirsikka``

Tosi makea, ei oikeasti muistuta viinille. Sisältää ohramallasta.

Panimoyhtiö Hiisi, Jyväskylä, Suomi. 8.0% alkoholia.

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Sunday, March 8th, 2020

Hiisi Mitä Humalan Jälkeen?

Translation: [ Google ]

Categories: [ Beer/Hiisi ]

Hiisi_Mita_Humalan_Jalkeen

“kuusenkerkkää ja variksenmarjaa… hapatettiin… Bruxellensis-hiiva”

Kirpeä, marjanmakuinen. Sisältää ohramallasta, kauramallasta ja vehnämallsta.

Panimoyhtiö Hiisi, Jyväskylä, Suomi. 6.7% alkoholia.

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Sunday, March 1st, 2020

Trafic

Translation: [ Google | Babelfish ]

Categories: [ TV/Cinema/Tati ]

https://theredcedar.wordpress.com/2012/03/05/traffic-trafic/

The Red Cedar

Monsieur Hulot est le dessinateur d'un petit camping car à base de Renault 4L que l'entreprise Altra veut présenter à un salon de l'auto à Amsterdam. Il accompagne le camping car, transporté dans un vieux camion. Parti avec un peu de retard, le camion souffre de tous les problèmes possibles (pneu à plat, panne d'essence, problème de moteur). Maria, chargée des relations publiques, tente de faire arriver le véhicule à temps pour le salon, mais son empressement à passer la frontière entre la Belgique et les Pays-Bas fait arrêter le camion par les douanes, où les fonctionnalités surréalistes du camping car sont présentées aux douaniers. Peu après avoir été libérés par la police , un accident de la route provoqué par Maria force le camion à s'arrêter chez un garagiste des Pays-Bas pour réparer une bosse à l'avant du camping car. Le camion arrive finalement à Amsterdam après la fin du salon de l'auto, et Monsieur Hulot rentre seul, tandis que le camping car intéresse les passants à l'extérieur du hall de l'exposition.

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Kingsman: The Secret Service

Categories: [ TV/Cinema ]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingsman:_The_Secret_Service

Wikipedia

Young Eggsy's father died in a secret mission to protect the life of his superior, Harry Hart. As compensation, Hart gives Eggsy's family a phone number to call in case of an emergency. Years later, Eggsy has turned into a petty criminal and is arrested for car theft. He calls the number, is released, and recruited by Hart aka Galahad to join Kingsman, an international agency that protects the world. Eggsy manages to complete his training, which includes caring for a puppy, but refuses to shoot the puppy when ordered to do so, and is therefore not selected to become the new agent. During the training period, Galahad investigates the kidnapping and sudden reappearance of a scientist who dies in the explosion of his head when questioned by Galahad. The signal that triggered of the explosion is traced back to billionaire Valentine, who just gave the whole world SIM cards with free communications. Valentine is linked to a Kentucky hate group's church, where Galahad witnesses (and becomes part) of an unexplained outbreak of violence from of which only Galahad survives, only to be killed by Valentine outside of the church after being explained Valentine's plot to solve over-population by control, via the SIM cards, most humans to kill each other; only the chosen will survive. Eggsy then discovers that the head of Kingsman is one of the chosen one, and tricks him into poisoning himself instead of Eggsy. With the help of the Kingsman's residential nerd Merlin, Eggsy infiltrates Valentine's secrete base in the mountain and eventually kills the villain, thus saving the world. Eggsy then becomes the new agent Galahad.

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