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What little things drive you completely up the wall....?

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Lady Snowdon:
It drives me up the wall when people feel the need to comment about how I'm reading a book.  If I have my Kindle, they'll pester me with questions constantly.  If I don't have my Kindle, they'll ask why I don't have it, or make some remark about, "I didn't realize you could still buy real books!".  ::)  Please people.  I get half an hour for lunch, and I want to spend it, you know, reading!  One guy has gotten so bad about pestering me that, if I see him when I go to get my lunch, I turn around and go back to my desk and eat later! 

Diane AKA Traska:

--- Quote from: LibraryLady on December 10, 2012, 05:40:10 PM ---A favorite author is Lee Child - he has the Jack Reacher series.  Now if you are familiar with the series:  this is who Reacher is:  " JACK Reacher towers over most people as he is a six-foot-five-inch (196cm) giant. He is not much of a talker, has an impressive 50-inch (127cm) chest, ice-blue eyes and dirty blond hair. He is a former military man who stays off the grid and wanders alone around America carrying only a foldable toothbrush."

 On December 21st, the movie "Jack Reacher" will be released with Tom Cruise as him.  I may have to go to see the move.  The movie is based upon the book "One Shot".

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The sequel shall star Verne Troyer.

PeterM:

--- Quote from: Traska AKA Diane on December 10, 2012, 06:14:04 PM ---
--- Quote from: LibraryLady on December 10, 2012, 05:40:10 PM ---A favorite author is Lee Child - he has the Jack Reacher series.  Now if you are familiar with the series:  this is who Reacher is:  " JACK Reacher towers over most people as he is a six-foot-five-inch (196cm) giant. He is not much of a talker, has an impressive 50-inch (127cm) chest, ice-blue eyes and dirty blond hair. He is a former military man who stays off the grid and wanders alone around America carrying only a foldable toothbrush."

 On December 21st, the movie "Jack Reacher" will be released with Tom Cruise as him.  I may have to go to see the move.  The movie is based upon the book "One Shot".

--- End quote ---

The sequel shall star Verne Troyer.

--- End quote ---

And the third one will star Nicolas Cage as Tiny Elvis playing Jack Reacher.

"This gun is huuuuuuuuge, man!"

I agree, though, that Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher is possibly the most ridiculous casting decision since John Wayne as Genghis Khan. It wouldn't be such a big deal with many other action characters, because Cruise can convincingly portray a dangerous, intimidating man despite the fact that he's legally a midget in 34 states (and an animal in the other 34). But Jack Reacher is a big guy. It's an integral part of his character.

Piratelvr1121:

--- Quote from: PeterM on December 10, 2012, 09:59:43 PM ---
--- Quote from: Traska AKA Diane on December 10, 2012, 06:14:04 PM ---
--- Quote from: LibraryLady on December 10, 2012, 05:40:10 PM ---A favorite author is Lee Child - he has the Jack Reacher series.  Now if you are familiar with the series:  this is who Reacher is:  " JACK Reacher towers over most people as he is a six-foot-five-inch (196cm) giant. He is not much of a talker, has an impressive 50-inch (127cm) chest, ice-blue eyes and dirty blond hair. He is a former military man who stays off the grid and wanders alone around America carrying only a foldable toothbrush."

 On December 21st, the movie "Jack Reacher" will be released with Tom Cruise as him.  I may have to go to see the move.  The movie is based upon the book "One Shot".

--- End quote ---

The sequel shall star Verne Troyer.

--- End quote ---

And the third one will star Nicolas Cage as Tiny Elvis playing Jack Reacher.

"This gun is huuuuuuuuge, man!"

I agree, though, that Tom Cruise as Jack Reacher is possibly the most ridiculous casting decision since John Wayne as Genghis Khan. It wouldn't be such a big deal with many other action characters, because Cruise can convincingly portray a dangerous, intimidating man despite the fact that he's legally a midget in 34 states (and an animal in the other 34). But Jack Reacher is a big guy. It's an integral part of his character.

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That made me laugh quite a bit! How tall is the guy anyway? I've heard various reports, anywhere from 5'4" to 5'7", and that Nicole Kidman is reported as saying she was glad to be able to wear heels again once they broke up. 

ladyknight1:
Back OT

In my infinite wisdom, I took four courses this term and two of those courses required me to participate in a group project. This was a first for me since grade school, and I did as much collaboration as possible. Each group was five students.

The first group project consisted of obtaining consent, conducting observations, writing up the observations, compiling it all into one presentation, and then multiple revisions. This project went extremely well. All parties put effort and time into it and I did the final editing and submission. That project earned a 95/100.

The second group had no direction, and virtually no communication until the week the project was due. The main bulk of the work on the project was done within two days of the due date. Although I had worked on getting all sources into a similar format and did as much as I could on my own, we ended up with a 80/100 grade. I think that was generous. The gnashing and wailing from my group partners is incredible.

I am so glad this term is over.

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