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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

Dozens of times would be fine.  Frozen was released on DVD in March, which means we passed dozens of times four months' ago.

Frozen is a good movie and it's pretty cute watching my girls sing the more popular songs karaokee style on their microphone and amp, but the devotion of kids everywhere to this movie and its soundtrack is unreal.  Mark my words now, but every girl between the ages of 4 and 10 will be Elsa or Anna for Halloween.

My Daughter was so entranced with Frozen that my wife had to download a cam-bootleg (Apparently people still do that) in January just so that she would stop.

WRT Other kids movies: Agree on Miyazaki's work, though it can be heavy and bloody (E.G. Naussica or Mononoke). Aside from Ponyo/Howl/Spirited Away/Naussica/Totoro they've enjoyed Porco Rosso and The Secret World of Arietty (though Miyazaki did not direct that one). Wreck it Ralph, Tangled, and Frozen are also big and I like them because they focus on theme's beyond standard Disney movies. Ralph is a movie with very heavy social commentary undertones. I'm actually pretty convinced that Frozen - apart from being a story about how love does not have to be romantic love - is in some way an allegory about mental illness. Tangled is obviously about learning how to deal with abusive relationships and be self sufficient.

For kids shows though - that everyone can watch, it's hard to beat My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Aside from having a compelling story that is consistently well written, the characters are dynamic and it constantly pokes fun at its own saturday morning special-esque tropes.
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I don't want to lie to my future kids about Santa Claus and Christmas. I will; I don't want them to spoil it for other kids. But I really dislike the idea. There are enough wondrous things in life that actually do happen.

This has bugged me for years.

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It hasn't bothered me in the past, but my older two girls are getting to the age where I'm finding it even more important to teach them the value of credibility and truthfulness.  I'm not sure how I will respond when the oldest has that first seed of doubt and asks me to reaffirm Santa's existence.  Part of me wants to level with her at that moment, but I also realize that she will absolutely tell her younger sisters and that's not fair to them.

I've turned it into a critical thinking exercise for my son. He's starting to suspect - he was told that the easter bunny isn't real and then asserted to me that his mom and I are the tooth fairy. What I told him in both cases was that I will believe him so long as he can prove it. Now he wants to catch us in the act.
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As we continue our coverage of animation films on Noodles' Thread Network, we want to take a short pause and mention this:

EVERY SINGLE TIME I wear this suit, I get compliments. I rarely get compliments but this one is an automatic and I am baffled. 

Just today, I was walking back to the office with my wife after lunch and this group of girls complimented me on my suit. 

They were like, if your wife hasn't said anything, she is crazy~(paraphrase).

My wife was happy to hear it 'cus she picked it out for our wedding. 

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It's the box check, perhaps? I think it's an uncommon site for non clotheshorses, and a little racy as business-acceptable suits go.

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Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

As we continue our coverage of animation films on Noodles' Thread Network, we want to take a short pause and mention this:

EVERY SINGLE TIME I wear this suit, I get compliments. I rarely get compliments but this one is an automatic and I am baffled. 

Just today, I was walking back to the office with my wife after lunch and this group of girls complimented me on my suit. 

They were like, if your wife hasn't said anything, she is crazy~(paraphrase).

My wife was happy to hear it 'cus she picked it out for our wedding. 

 

Women 'round here like loud & vibrant. This is a pretty bold pattern for the area. It also fits you well

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I've wanted to get a suit very much like that for a while, I think it looks good on you too.

I'm going to wait for next trip as a solid navy probably should come first, but eh.
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@The Noodles, less conservative suits are going to be noticed more often and more likely to get compliments. In this case you have what seems to be a RAF blue with windowpane, which is very different from the dark blue and grey solids and pinstripes that I imagine are the mainstays of suit wardrobes where you are. So the relatively unusual suit is more likely to be noticed for itself rather than it's role in an overall look.

The suits I most often get compliments on are a tan linen and a RAF blue wool / linen blend. The former really stands out while the latter does so in a more subtle way. After that, it's probably my grey flannel DB (notable for being DB and for being flannel). I find when I dress in more conservative suits, compliments are usually of the "you look nice" sort rather than on a particular piece.
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@Isolation

Appreciate your compliment. 

 

By the way, I believe you have mentioned your want to build your wardrobe from scratch. What are you trying to get? Do you have a wish list?

 

Here's mine:

1) POW suit (3 season)

2) Light grey suit

3) Formosa suits (all)

4) DB suits

 

 

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@The Noodles, less conservative suits are going to be noticed more often and more likely to get compliments. In this case you have what seems to be a RAF blue with windowpane, which is very different from the dark blue and grey solids and pinstripes that I imagine are the mainstays of suit wardrobes where you are. So the relatively unusual suit is more likely to be noticed for itself rather than it's role in an overall look.

The suits I most often get compliments on are a tan linen and a RAF blue wool / linen blend. The former really stands out while the latter does so in a more subtle way. After that, it's probably my grey flannel DB (notable for being DB and for being flannel). I find when I dress in more conservative suits, compliments are usually of the "you look nice" sort rather than on a particular piece.
Very true. It definitely does stand out. But DC is not so much dark navy suits anymore. It has slowly changed and I am seeing more and more variety. 
 

Edited by The Noodles - 8/21/14 at 11:35am
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Originally Posted by mktitsworth View Post

My Daughter was so entranced with Frozen that my wife had to download a cam-bootleg (Apparently people still do that) in January just so that she would stop.

WRT Other kids movies: Agree on Miyazaki's work, though it can be heavy and bloody (E.G. Naussica or Mononoke). Aside from Ponyo/Howl/Spirited Away/Naussica/Totoro they've enjoyed Porco Rosso and The Secret World of Arietty (though Miyazaki did not direct that one). Wreck it Ralph, Tangled, and Frozen are also big and I like them because they focus on theme's beyond standard Disney movies. Ralph is a movie with very heavy social commentary undertones. I'm actually pretty convinced that Frozen - apart from being a story about how love does not have to be romantic love - is in some way an allegory about mental illness. Tangled is obviously about learning how to deal with abusive relationships and be self sufficient.

I that movie.

Did you see the Ghost in the shell and or the remake of the Intro? ***Contains nudity***** NSFW*****




http://www.theverge.com/2014/5/29/5759904/ghost-in-the-shell-title-recreated-in-4k-ash-thorp
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sorry for bombing this thread with animation stuff.

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sorry for bombing this thread with animation stuff.

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It's a norm in this thread.:lol:

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Went to the Suit Supply in Georgetown this past week. Everyone was buying the blue birdseye S130s by VBC. Literally saw 4 guys walk out the door with it while we were there.

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I don't want to lie to my future kids about Santa Claus and Christmas. I will; I don't want them to spoil it for other kids. But I really dislike the idea. There are enough wondrous things in life that actually do happen.

This has bugged me for years.

Not an issue for me.

#jewish
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Originally Posted by eddiemczee View Post
 

Y'all should watch Adventure Time . . . .

 

 

:fonz: 

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Does life really end when you have a baby?

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