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April 6th, 2004


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07:08 pm - keeping up appearances
  1. Watching an arrest from the crowd.
  2. Walking past a tennis court.
  3. Reading a book in the subway, pestered by a small boy.
  4. Walking past the house where the murder took place.
  5. Tossing some litter near a theater.
  6. Holding a camera outside the courthouse.
  7. Smoking a cigarette in Victoria station.
  8. Walking past a phone booth.
  9. Reading a newspaper.
  10. Walking by outside.
  11. Mailing a letter.
  12. Standing in front of a drugstore.
  13. Playing cards on the train to Santa Rosa.
  14. Appearing in a newspaper ad.
  15. Emerging from an elevator, carrying a violin case.
  16. Drinking champagne at a swank party.
  17. Leaving the train at Cumberland Station. Carrying a cello.
  18. Appearing, in profile, on a neon sign.
  19. Watching a parade in the town square.
  20. Looking at a maid in disguise.
  21. Boarding a train with a double bass.
  22. Crossing the top of a staircase.
  23. Appearing in a class reunion photo.
  24. Winding the clock in the songwriter's apartment.
  25. Sitting on a bus.
  26. Walking past a parked limousine.
  27. Watching acrobats in the Moroccan marketplace.
  28. Narrating the prologue.
  29. Walking by the shipyard.
  30. Missing a bus.
  31. Wearing a cowboy hat.
  32. Leaving a pet shop with two white terriers.
  33. Walking down a hotel corridor.
  34. Sitting in a hotel lobby, holding a baby.
  35. Riding a wheelchair in the airport (getting up and walking away afterwards)
  36. Refusing to applaud the speaker.
  37. Appearing in silhouette through the door of the Registrar of Births and Deaths.

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From:maren
Date:April 6th, 2004 05:17 pm (UTC)
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you know it took me until #24 to realize what this was all about.

incidentally, someone else on my friends list had posted earlier today "50 things i love" and at first, i thought it was a meme of some sort you were copying.

and when you look at it like that, it's incredibly poetic of you.

not that i don't still love "rear window".
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From:derspatchel
Date:April 7th, 2004 01:36 am (UTC)
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and when you look at it like that, it's incredibly poetic of you.

It's got a wonderful cryptic ring to it -- especially with the verbs what end in -ing.
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From:pecosy
Date:April 6th, 2004 05:32 pm (UTC)
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It took me until #32!
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From:cheezdanish
Date:April 6th, 2004 05:47 pm (UTC)
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I knew it was an "background actor" thingo, but I didn't know who.

I get it, now. Yet another reason why Spatch rocks.
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From:ctartchick
Date:April 6th, 2004 07:29 pm (UTC)
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I had to read it through twice, and even now I'm not entirely sure I'm right. But then, I'm not as big a movie watcher as I pretend to be. :-/
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From:hemlock_martini
Date:April 6th, 2004 07:40 pm (UTC)
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I thought it was a textual retelling of Ogdred Weary's "The Tale of the Purloined Bumbershoot." But then again I don't know a damned thing about nothing.
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From:terras
Date:April 6th, 2004 08:49 pm (UTC)
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#21 did it for me, although I should have recognized #13. Both for the US and UK versions. I highly recommend the DVD.

Made my day.
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From:betweenstations
Date:April 7th, 2004 06:54 am (UTC)
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You're something of a poet, Rob.

Although you'll probably find the concept odd.

I find a strange sort of Berryman vibe to Abbie's writings.

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