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- I find it interesting that when I get my hair colored (it was touched up on Wednesday) it feels like I have to be wearing makeup (especially mascara) for a while.  I think it has to do with my hair being a little darker and more vibrant, I want to match that all over. 

- J and I went for a one hour walk on a local trail today, partially to check it out for my running.  It looks nice, though it'll be weird to drive somewhere to run.

- I made it through another week of the polls on LJ Idol, only to be faced with the following topic - "Hyperbole is Literally Hitler".  I get it, but have no idea what to write about.  J and I were brainstorming ideas and came up with some things that are utterly silly, but I still have no idea how to write:
   <<redacted because I might use this one - but it's amusing and I'll share it if I don't use it>>
   Parabolas are literally statistics
   Understatement is figuratively Gandhi
We also discussed my finally writing the 'J is awesome' essay but that's not really hyperbole so it doesn't fit.  (If anyone from Idol ends up using one of these I want credit.) 

- Two more shows.

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I like everything you came up with to write about "Hyperbole is Literally Hitler."

For some reason it makes me think of the quote, "Talking about love is like dancing about architechture." And now I really want to watch that movie.

Thanks, though they all feel a bit more like one liners than something to base an essay on.

I followed your link and realized I've never seen that movie. It's now on my netflix list.

That is one of my favorite movies ever. Such a great flick.

Hey, if you can just go really over-the-top hyperbolic with the "J is awesome" essay, why doesn't it fit? :-)

This topic is a real pain in my arse.

I think according to J there could be no hyperbole in discussing his awesomeness, and since he's my editor.... I'm going to have to write that someday even if not for Idol just to give him.

I have an idea for this topic that's really strange, and involves the one liner I deleted from this. Now I have to see if I can make it work.

The topic made me think about the Monty Python sketch about the old men and how bad they use to have it.

I'm sure there were groans the world over when the topic was announced.

Heh, that's a really smart allusion for this topic. The number of people in the next green room post saying "but what does it mean?" was high. I get that it's just hyperbole stated in a hyperbolic way, but the 'literally Hitler' part is kind of hard to put of your brain.

The literally hitler part is hard to think about. Apparently there is a comedic movement (?) to use clips from (some movie I saw but can't currently think of the title of- about the war, and Hitler)- and since the scene was subtitled, people have been taking the clips and substituting in new words.

Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIaQsSGfvK8&feature=player_embedded

You don't have to watch very much of it to get the idea.

The slingers sizzle reel, that is talked about is here:http://www.sizemore.co.uk/2009/12/03/the-slingers-sizzle/

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