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January 24th, 2005

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2005.0124.2015::A query, on the odd chance there's someone who knows...
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Reading through dealnews20, I found this deal which got me thinking--How do they make bubble levels to hold the perfect amount of liquid so that the bubble just falls within the two lines? Who thought up the bubble level in the first place, 'cause--really?--in the immortal words of those Guinness commercials, Brilliant!

And since these movies keep stumping everyone:
  • Described as: Cops' stories around Chinese Take-out place.
    Quote #2: "It was such a relief when I saw it crying. It may look different, but it's still true to itself. It's still an emotionally charged towel." - Officer 633

    This is Chungking Express, Wong Kar-Wai's quasi-anthology film starring, in two separate stories, Brigitte Lin (The Bride with White Hair) and Takeshi Kaneshiro (House of Flying Daggers); and Chinese pop-star Faye Wong and Tony Leung (Hero).

  • Described as: Artist with broken heart saves fugitive.
    Quote #9: "She'll only break your heart, it's a fact. And even though I warn you, even though I guarantee you that the girl will only hurt you terribly, you'll still pursue her." - Nora Dinsmoor

    "...Ain't love grand?" Alfonso Cuaron's Great Expectations which is lush, exotic, and actually makes the toothpick-thin Gwyneth Paltrow look sexy. I threw my Nora Dinsmoor icon on both movie quizzes, but I guess that was too obvious or something...

  • Described as: London lovers pine, meet, and part.
    Quote #11: "Ruthless trained killers are just a phone call away." - Prime Minister

    Love Actually which is on right now as I type this on HBO Signature. I guess I'm just a big ol' sap, but I really love this movie. That Keira Knightley and Laura Linney star certainly doesn't hurt.

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batnandu::2005.01.25.08:04 pm
[User Picture]The bubble, or spirit, level was invented by Mechisedech Thevenot ca 1660. As for calibration, come on! You yourself could do it by trial and error in a matter of minutes. And once you've done one you've got a reference standard.
batnandu::2005.01.25.08:05 pm
[User Picture]Love Actually sucked, actually.
thepeopleseason::2005.01.25.08:09 pm
[User Picture]Yeah, I'm going to rely on the opinion of someone who likes The Fast and the Furious...
batnandu::2005.01.25.09:02 pm
[User Picture]Oh, right. I forgot you spend all your time watching quality film.
thepeopleseason::2005.01.25.09:04 pm
[User Picture]Well, I try to minimize the amount of time I spend re-watching films of questionable quality...
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