Soup-Off, French movies, and SoySolv.
great soup test
soup time, so I tested five brands of
split-pea soup for you, pictured below
from left to right: Healthy Valley (instant),
Fantastic Foods Big Soup (instant), Imagine
Organic (carton), Healthy Valley (canned), and
Amy's (canned). The winner? Amy's. But Fantastic
Foods's Big Soup came in a closeand at $1.89,
more cost-effectivesecond! On a related
note, you might want to read a transcript of the
famous split-pea soup scene of Will & Grace
episode 1-18, "Grace, Replaced", where
Grace's role as Will's best friend is temporarily
usurped by the mentally unstable Val. Read that
December 18, 2003, 9:15 pm
the symbolism in "Diva"
has enough circular resonance to
keep lifetime English majors busy for years. An
thug who doesn't like anything, is always
listening to an earphone.
The music pirates' money, which Jules throws out
a window, lands in front of a blind accordion
Later, a closeup on Priest's earphone (after he
is appropriately pushed over a ledge) shows that
he was listening to a recording of accordion
It was nice that Priest
liked something after all.
posted December 18, 2003, 9:03 pm
My friend and
I watched the now-classic French art film
last night, and like the director said in the
interview included on the DVD, it isn't dated at
all. At its most essential level, the movie is
about an artist confronting the implications of
her work being recorded, duplicated, so that, in
the words of the movie, commerce comes before
art. An article that appeared today on Yahoo!
news about music piracy, which you can read here,
as if to affirm what the director said. But I
like "Diva" for its scenes of people
sitting for hours staring into space, emoting,
while limpid piano music plays in the background; I found it
very peaceful. ¡Très français!
posted December 15, 2003, 10:05 am
Even if you're among the dozens
of visitors who have visited That There
Paul before, look around. You'll notice each and
every page has been subjected to improvements,
all designed to make the That There Paul website,
in the words of Frau Farbissina, more "ruthless, efficient, brootal"!
Little highlights include: the posting of a
ridiculous satirical article about Celine Dion, my Marshfield hike, an unnecessarily complicated e-mail form, an insulting mailbag, and a re-vamped photo page.
posted December 7, 2003, 11:49 pm
kind of industrial solvent am I?
That There Paul readers can
now know the results of the "What Kind of
Industrial Solvent Are You?" Spinnwebe quiz I took: it turns out I
am SOYsolv®. Take the quiz for yourself
October 12, 2003, 10:10 am