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IAS Film Notes: Once Were Warriors - De File
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IAS Film Notes: Once Were Warriors
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From: (Anonymous) Date: August 27th, 2005 02:08 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I love the Grand Lake theater. The last movie I saw there was a quasi-horror film about a nanny who steals the baby or the husband or both. The Hand that Rocks the Cradle or something. It was in graduate school and, for purposes of camp, I served tuna casserole with potatoe chip topping before we went to the movie. L.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 27th, 2005 03:16 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I love tuna casserole! Kim thinks it's an abomination, however. I really like that whole area, even if it's rougher than it looks. I used to spend many hours at Walden Pond poring over the Marxism section.
From: zokah Date: August 27th, 2005 05:16 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
I can't remember the last Saturday I *didn't* spend time in Walden Pond Books.

I rarely go to the Grand Lake since the Parkway shows more films I wish to see and is 1/2 the price.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 28th, 2005 05:25 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Oh, the Parkway is more fun. But the Grand Lake has those first-run films. Back in the day, the Parkway wasn't what it later became.

It saddens me that Walden Pond shrunk and moved their nearly inert "Red" section some years back. But reality bites us all in the tuckus.
From: zokah Date: August 28th, 2005 05:32 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
The cultural studies section at Walden Pond has been reduced to three or four loosely shelved common titles. It causes me to sigh heavily. Their poetry section is still quite good though.


in the tuckus

you've been reading too much Tikkun!

(FYI - because I know you like to know these things:

tuckus - Yiddish
tachat - literally "bottom" in Hebrew)
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 28th, 2005 05:42 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Many of the most common Yiddish expressions are ones I heard my grandparents use. Only they were German. The dialect they spoke sounded like Yiddish. But they didn't talk about "tuckus," since it's clearly from Hebrew.
From: zokah Date: August 28th, 2005 05:49 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Only they were German. The dialect they spoke sounded like Yiddish

Of course it did!

Yiddish is derived principally from medieval German and on;y secondarily from Hebrew and Aramaic.
cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: August 28th, 2005 06:01 am (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)
Sorry. I got my emphases wrong. I knew Yiddish was derived principally from German. What I meant was that their particular dialect of German was very close in vocabulary and intonation to stereotypical Yiddish. Hearing them argue was like hearing an old couple argue in Yiddish in a play or movie -- which I've done -- even though the cultural heritage was different. It makes me wonder, in retrospect, how many ethnic markers are a function of language.
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