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For the first time in my life, I want to learn German: Toast Hawaii. The most perfect paragraph every written on Wikipedia? The chef also invented putting one half an almond in a strawberry.

Some Like It Hot (1959)

The two most important things to know about movie critics are:

Take a look at any best movie list by professional critics, and the standard cross-dressing scam movies are bound to be there. Drag queen movies don't generally make it because the men have to be cross-dressing due to some situational necessity, not just because they personally like it.

As far as critical-darling cross-dressing movies go, this is the least stupid one, although by Billy Wilder or Jack Lemon standards it's pretty weak.

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The introduction to Johnson's dictionary has some pretty timeless wisdom about grammar nazism.

The Flooded Station - Maria Helena Vieira da Silva

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Interesting article on the appeal of Leave It To Beaver.

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Swiss sculptor Jean Tinguely used to make machines that created abstract paintings. The machines themselves are quite nice to watch and work as art in themselves. Take a look.

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - Season One

I didn't think I'd like this, but I gave it a chance anyway, because I'd heard a lot of good things and Jen Kirkman is one of the writers. I'm glad I did watch it, because it was pretty much perfect. Even when it was bad, it was good.

Ikiru/To Live (1952)

Touching and nice and beautiful in a way only old movies can be.