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  1. Do you have the link to that article? I think that's rather interesting.
  2. One More Time / Music Sounds Better With You (Stardust) -- Daft Punk, Alive 2007 Album
  3. ^lol A bible themed theme park in Germany! Well, when almost half the population is Catholic, Christian or Protestant... it's to be expected, no?
  4. I'm the same height as you, but I always look shorter in person and in pictures. I'm about 6'1 or 6'2 when I stand, but it's because of my terrible, slouchy, posture.
  5. ^40? You don't look it. I would've guessed 35ish...
  6. People who are always late really annoy me. A friend of mine, I have to tell him that we meet an hour early, because if I don't do this, he'll be an hour late! It's very inconsiderate and annoying, I think. And it's not even that hard to be on time... just leave earlier! Coffee at 6? Catch the bus at 5:30, not 6:15 and show up at half past the hour.
  7. Indiana Jones 4 - 8/10 Went to see this again in the theaters because a friend of mine hadn't seen it yet, but I must say, I really enjoyed it this time around! Perhaps it was because my expectations were too high going in the first time, but I noticed a lot of jokes and details that I didn't see or hear before. Kingdom of the Crystal Skull is still the weakest Indy film for me (with the Temple of Doom being next) but overall good, clean, fun. I recommend watching it again and giving it another chance for those who didn't particularly like it the first time... you might actually think it's good!
  8. WOW. That's just a *little* bit pretentious, don't you think? Thank God you are so cultured Bucket. I hate the "oh, it's a different culture" argument, and Ginzo pretty much summed up why. ^I did not mean to sound 'pretentious' nor have a know it all attitude. Sometimes I feel like my English is terrible, because some ideas I have make sense to me in my mother tongue, but when I type it in English, it comes out arrogantly. In regards to the drinking, it is true in many cases. For example, a large part of German/French/Italian culture is drinking. In every event, you will see people drinking beer or wine. I remember, as young as 13 I was taking sips of beer from my Dad's drink but it was never considered a bad thing. Alcohol was never looked down upon so negatively because it was so common. So when I became of age at 18, I didn't buy as many shots as possible and get as wasted as I could. Sure, I had a few drinks of course, but that wasn't the main goal for me that night. In the States (at least at Dartmouth and when I was an exchange student in California), a LOT of people at parties drank just to get drunk and that to me is stupid. Rarely have I been to a party at Dartmouth that has not entailed someone vomiting from over-drinking. Of course that doesn't happen only in the States... it happens with any young person within our age group who drinks and likes to party, but I see it more often here, which is why I understand why the drinking age is 21 and not 18 in the States. The Dutch simply think differently that you and I, and it IS because they are of a different culture than our own. We may think that a 16 year old having consensual sex with a 12 year old is wrong (key word, CONSENSUAL) but it isn't for the Dutch. Neither is smoking marijuana or prostitution... but that doesn't make Amsterdam a bad place to be.
  9. ^What not might work for Americans, might work for Europeans... ever think of it that way? Take drinking for example, American college students binge drink like alcoholics so I could NEVER imagine the drinking age to be lowered to 18 like in Europe. It works for us because it's all around us, and we grew up with it. Drinking has never been, and will never be, as big a deal to us, as it is to Americans. Judgment on a culture you don't understand or have never seen before, is quite a dangerous thing. If I judged all Americans based off of what I've seen in films, TV, and message boards on the internet, I would assume that Americans are lazy, incestual, greedy, bigots but OBVIOUSLY, that's not true for most Americans. Same goes for Germany... not everyone wears Lederhosen, drinks like an alcoholic, and is a racist, murderous Nazi. Point being, Amsterdam is a beautiful city... people should look past those negative, and false stereotypes of the Dutch and understand that it's just a different culture. /end rant.
  10. $8.91 a gallon now in Germany??! No! This can't be true!
  11. How can you even compare the two? WALL-E looks to be the best Pixar film yet... and that's saying a lot since all of them have been incredible.
  12. Pony Express looks great! Nice pictures! Just a quick question though... what are those steel things towards the last turn?
  13. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 6.5/10 I finally got a chance to see this film, and although I enjoyed it, I was somewhat disappointed. On the negative side, I found some of the situations way too silly, even for an Indiana Jones movie. (The beginning sequence, for example, the ending... and the whole spiel with the monkey's! Laughable, but not in the good way.) On the positive side though, I thought the action was incredible! I loved the Jeep chase, and the killer ants! Marion, who didn't have a big part in the film, was great to see again back on screen. Also, Harrison Ford (even though he's pushing 70, he's still got it in him!) rocked as Indiana. I loved his performance! Overall, however, I think this was probably the weakest Indiana Jones film in the series but I still dug watching it. George Lucas is losing his touch! Recommended, but only if you're a fan of the series because it might seem a bit silly otherwise!
  14. Depends on what your scene is, and what kind of music you like. In Berlin, there are TONS of gay clubs and gay bars that caters to almost every type of person. Me personally, I enjoy Techno/House clubs and bars in Berlin (they are quite similar to American circuit parties... minus the drugs.) "Connection" in Berlin is quite good, as well as "Hafen."
  15. My sister LOVES the Eurovision, and just updated me on Germany... they are in last place! haha
  16. It doesn't. That's vegan. A Buddhist friend of mine is vegetarian as well, however, her diet is really strict. Not only is she not allowed to eat meat or dairy products, she isn't allowed to eat garlic or onions as well because those vegetables are considered aphrodisiacs. Strange, no?
  17. That's my favorite Tiesto song! Have you heard the "fire" remix? It's great!
  18. That's insane! It's true that most of Europe has a rail system, but what you fail to realize is how expensive it is to travel by train. It's practically the same cost as paying for gas (if not more) and it takes twice the amount of time! In Germany, for example, a train ticket from Munich to Berlin (the distance is comparable from LA to San Francisco) would cost roughly 200 Euros one way and take over 8 hours to get there. While I don't agree how fast gas prices are rising in the States, I think in a way, Americans are quite lucky to be able to pay under $6 dollars a gallon for gas.
  19. You can find these darkroom bars in almost ANY city in the world, Amsterdam isn't the exception. It's gross, but it exists everywhere. (Even in ::gasp:: AMERICA!) Amsterdam is an absolutely beautiful and cultured city, there is so much to do and see. Most tourists think of the city as only a place to do drugs and have legalized sex with prostitutes, but it's so much more than that. I find it quiet sad that people who haven't been there see only the negative aspects of the city.
  20. The gay life in Europe is not too different than the gay life in America. Although I do think American boys are easier (just from what I've seen, take it as you will... a bad or a good thing). Just a few words of advice for the night life in Madrid... The Spanish are CRAZY with partying. They love to celebrate and will take any opportunity to do so. Spain (as well as Italy) have a siesta time (usually from 12:00 PM until 3:00 PM) and everything is closed. I suggest you sleep during this time to save your energy for the evening, because they don't start to party until 12:00 AM or 1:00 AM and it lasts until 10:00 or 11:00 in the morning! Have fun! ...and make sure to also visit a coffee shop while you are in Amsterdam!
  21. My vegetarian roommate gave me this video to watch. Chronicles the day-to-day practices at some of the largest industries in the world, all of which rely entirely on animals for profit. This film shocked me, and it definitely made me uneasy eating meat for awhile. Not one of those propaganda films like Fahrenheit 9/11, but instead, it shows what really happens through the use of hidden cameras. A good watch for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.
  22. Brian Fantana: That was one crazy party. I am hung over. Champ Kind: I woke up on the floor of some Japanese family's rec room, and they would NOT stop screaming. Brick Tamland: I ate a big, red candle. Next: Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle
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