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  1. Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast with Robin Williams
  2. Disney’s Aladdin as the Genie
  3. Good Will Hunting, as psychologist Sean Maguire
  4. Good Morning Vietnam, as Adrian Cronauer
  5. Comedy Set at Nerdist: Stand-Up Without a Net
  6. Dead Poets Society, as teacher John Keating

In no particular order, this short list summarizes my favorite Robin Williams’ moments, although it by no means resembles a comprehensive list of his work. I am feeling particularly moved and saddened by his death, and find myself distracted from my daily routine and responsibilities. I can’t help ruminating about the way a world is moved by the struggles of celebrities, and Mr. William’s own public challenges with mental illness and addiction. And, undeniably, I am thinking about my own struggles with mental illness. I don’t feel quite ready to write much about my own personal diagnoses or its effects, and/or what might be the appropriate forum.  Because she is my writer-idol, and can always say things better than I could ever hope to, I have decided to re-post Anne Lamott’s words from Facebook this morning. Read it at the Magpie Blog.

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  1. Sigmund FreudW
  2. Mother Ann LeeW and The ShakersW
  3. “Sinnerman,” Nina SimoneW
  4. Robert Mapplethorpe’s photo of Louise Bourgeois holding her ”Fillette”
  5. Sun Ra in Egypt and Italy
  6. Duchamp’s Etant DonnesW
  7. Baldassare Forestiere
  8. Kinaalda: A Navajo Rite of Passage
  9. Yoko Ono CUT
  10. Jean-Michel BasquiatW
Chloe Boleyn Palmer   Artist   Los Angeles, CA
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  1. Lund University
  2. Vastgota Nation
  3. Soder Spoletorp
  4. Gerdahallen
  5. Lundabocker
  6. Nova Lund
  7. Kaffe
  8. TGR-stores
  9. Swedish SnapsW
  10. Northern Lights


Lauren Christine   Student   Lund, Sweden
Also posted in Books, Food, Miscellaneous | Leave a comment

  1. The Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown 2006- Fast Division*
  2. Frankie Manning and Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers* (“Especially Hellzapoppin from 1941″)
  3. Wildflowers, Tom Petty
  4. Basic Brown: My Life and Our Times, Willie Brown
  5. Cooking with Trader Joe’s
  6. Take a Little Piece of My Heart, Erma Franklin
  7. “Forever,”  Ben Harper (Welcome to the Cruel World)
  8. Sea Green, See Blue,* JayMay (Autumn Fallin)
  9. The Loose Marbles performing in New Orleans with Meshiya Lake*
  10. Sookie Stackhouse, Charlaine Harris

*this Magpie list is link-crazy; click around for Jaymay on youtube, lindy-hop madness, and a New Orleans street performance with Meshiya Lake!

Valerie Brown   Political Aide   Oakland, CA
Also posted in Books, Food, Music | 2 Comments

  1. Dream,” Priscilla Ahn
  2. Yesterday,” Atmostphere
  3. Miss Congeniality
  4. You Can Call Me Al,” Paul Simon*
  5. Meng Li Xiao Xiang
  6. John Mayer
  7. Jurassic Park
  8. Finally Moving,” Pretty Lights*
  9. Outside Lands Festival 2010

*follow the links for listening and viewing pleasure!


Valerie Lee     Santa Cruz, CA
Also posted in Movies, Music | Leave a comment

  1. The Missing Piece, Shel Silverstein
  2. “sound of silence on the first snowfall”
  3. Like a Prayer, Madonna
  4. E.T. – The Extra-Terrestrial
  5. Night, Eli Wiesel
Also posted in Books, Movies, Music | Leave a comment

  1. Mallrats
  2. Doom II
  3. Wet Hot American Summer
  4. Good Luck, Big D & Kids Table
  5. Concert poster for The Dismemberment Plan, Saturday, June 7th, 2003 @ Slims
  6. The Way Things Work, David Macaulay
  7. Environmental Science Merit Badge (circa 1995)
  8. Andrew W.K. @ Irving Plaza 3/16/10
  9. Pork Soda, Primus
  10. The Wire

*Dan personally provided his own links for this list. Click each item to see video, pictures and more! Thanks Dan!!

Also posted in Art, Movies, Music, People, TV | Comments closed

  1. KCRW World Music Concerts at the Hollywood Bowl
  2. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz
  3. BaconW
  4. “September,” Earth, Wind & Fire
  5. Stay With Me, Lorraine Ellison
  6. “Post-screening kumquatinis, lobster rolls and french fries at the Hungry Cat in Hollywood”
  7. Good Luck,” Basement Jaxx featuring Lisa Kekaula
  8. Damn Your Eyes,” Etta James
  9. McConnell’s Turkish Coffee ice cream
  10. The Big Picture

“Very hard to cut this list to ten!”

Abbie Rich   Webmaster   Tarzana, CA
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