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  • [es-pree de less-ka/-iay] (idiom) A witty remark that occurs to you too late, literally on the way down the stairs. The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations defines esprit de l'escalier as, "An untranslatable phrase, the meaning of which is that one only thinks on one's way downstairs of the smart retort one might have made in the drawing room."

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April 09, 2007

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Wow! I was able to read about 3 intriguing movies in less than a minute! No, you did not pull a Mannion. It was just like the sample spoon at Baskin Robbins. Sometimes you want the waffle cone, loaded with scoops and sometimes the mini-spoon is just right. :)

They all sound intriguing. I'm curious about The Host... I haven't seen a good monster movie in awhile.

Interesting comments on movie,The Namesake. Did you catch the review in Sunday's Trib? If not, I'll pass it on. The reviewer is a white woman you married a Pakistani and had a personal take on the movie.

So my co-worker, who is Korean, said that "The Host" got terrible reviews and tanked at the box office in Korea. She said that she thinks the sensibilities were not very Korean, which is intersting.

Also, linking to the Wikipedia site brings you the pictoral example of the mantled howler monkey. Made my day. So I assume you can have a prehensile schnaze? If I could evolve a body part, I think that I would want a prehensile nose.

Natasha, that's weird that your co-worker said that, because according to the Wikipedia article on it, it's the highest grossing S. Korean film to date!

PS: You would look awesome with a prehensile nose. :)

hi hi!! i think it's totally fine you didn't run up to loren and give him a hug and smooch right there on the street corner. to tell you the truth, when i'm not in the mood to make small talk, i hide anywhere available, even if i haven't seen the person in a long time. no worries. also, i REALLY want to see the lookout. i finally saw pan's labrinth tonight. SO good and SO sad. you should see it if you haven't already. miss you always.

haha, Stacey, I agree that probably wouldn't have been a good idea... especially as he was holding some girl's hand! I can't see that action would have been appreciated. :)

Miss you too! You're birthday is next week!!

"Pulling a Mannion"???

I've been noun-ed.

Maybe I'll go from there to being verb-ed.

Hey, did you see what Claire wrote about The Namesake? She really Mannioned the hell out of it, didn't she?

My goal from here on out is to make my movie reviews no longer than a haiku.

Nice takes on the movies, Claire.

Well, Lance, I guess it was about time. :) Though what do you think "being Mannioned" would be?

Please don't make your movie reviews as long as haikus. They are great as they are! I just don't have the stamina to write them that long myself.

(And thanks.)

Yeah, where has Lance-a-roni been?!

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