links: January 2009 Archives
"The 75-year-old hedge fund manager raked in high returns for his clients but left the luxury cars and the exorbitant lifestyle to others. So confident were investors in his ability to manage their money that they entrusted hundreds of thousands of dollars apiece to his care." Are any of these guys honest?
This room — the “maximum kitchen,” he calls it — and the “video game room” he was sitting in minutes before are just 2 of at least 24 different layouts that Mr. Chang, an architect, can impose on his 344-square-foot apartment, which he renovated last year. What appears to be an open-plan studio actually contains many rooms, because of sliding wall units, fold-down tables and chairs, and the habitual kinesis of a resident in a small space.
You can see all 17 episodes of the prisoner on this website.
Movie review: Australia (Baz Luhrmann) Australia has always been known for its fine food and wine and now you can add cheese to the list. As camp as Priscilla Queen of The Desert, broader than Steve Irwin bellowing "crikey", and generally making outback machismo as gay as Crocodile Dundee's vest-with-no-shirt look, this 166-minute sprawling epic is so bad it's actually good. With gooey emotions and calorie-rich visuals, Baz Luhrmann's busy homage is pure fromage. In fact, it's a magnificent, continent-sized disaster.
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