Cynicism and resignation   2 votes - 50 %
Anger and desperation   1 vote - 25 %
No despair   1 vote - 25 %
4 Total Votes
Rhubarb Barbara by ambrosen (4.00 / 1) #1 Sat Sep 17, 2016 at 08:21:30 AM EST
Cool story, but if they were really barbarians, why would they have strong beer preferences?

... by ana (4.00 / 1) #3 Sat Sep 17, 2016 at 02:11:20 PM EST
 Even barbarians have preferences.

Apparently the word comes from an imitation by Greek speakers of the uncouth noises made by people who don't speak Greek, plus the Greek penchant for doubling syllables: bar-bar.

There's another recording of it out there that's read more slowly without the distracting music so it's easier to hear the words.

Or get rabies. Also don't do that. --scrymarch

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Cloud Atlas by Herring (4.00 / 2) #2 Sat Sep 17, 2016 at 01:02:41 PM EST
I liked the book a lot and have avoided the film because of that. Might risk it at some stage.

The only other one of his I've read is The Thousand Autumns of Jacob de Zoet - which I also really liked.

(Insert trollish comment about being incensed that he gets to see and touch Victoria Coren's boobs)

You can't inspire people with facts
- Small Gods

Cloud Atlas by ucblockhead (4.00 / 1) #4 Sat Sep 17, 2016 at 03:14:39 PM EST
I thought the movie was decent, and completely agree on the cross-ethnic makeup.  But I didn't like the way that they added a happier ending for the movie.
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Hail Caesar! by jimgon (4.00 / 1) #5 Sat Sep 17, 2016 at 10:05:29 PM EST
Fantastic film.  I laughed out loud even though I was literally the only person in the theatre laughing.   

Technician - "We can't even get decent physical health care. Mental health is like witchcraft here."
Unfortunately for the Coens by ucblockhead (4.00 / 2) #6 Sat Sep 17, 2016 at 10:54:02 PM EST
It is a film that is funny to people who know lots of film history.  Sadly not a large market.
[ucblockhead is] useless and subhuman
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Me too by Scrymarch (4.00 / 2) #7 Sun Sep 18, 2016 at 09:31:04 AM EST
Some parts just got me giggling ...

The whole thing was a bit weirdly uneven ... I couldn't quite follow the comic structure of it. I suspect I might actually like it more on a rewatch. Big Lebowski was like that for me. Intolerable Cruelty and O Brother more accessible on first watch.

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