Smoking

The Bridge at O’Donalds

Once a day…

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…the Security Admin of Mesa 5…

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…and her most trusted agent…

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…meet on the O’Donalds Sponsored Bridge…

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…check for eavesdroppers, hackers, lurkers and spies…

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…and then get down to the real business of the day.

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A damn fine cup of coffee.

Details ~ with the milk and sugar

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Cyberspace

A consensual hallucination experienced daily by

billions of legitimate operators, in every nation,

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by children being taught mathematical concepts…

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A graphic representation of data abstracted from

banks of every computer in the human system.

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Unthinkable complexity.

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Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind,

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clusters and constellations of data.

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Like city lights, receding…

Details ~ in the Matrix

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The Waiting Game

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I did have words to go with these pictures until I realized they didn’t need any.

Gomi  always knows what to wear and is always Gomi.

This one’s for you g.

Details ~ on the runway

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Opera ~ Part 1

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I like to make an entrance.

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I like all eyes on me.

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It’s in my genes.

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My mother was an opera singer.

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I’m clearly dramatic.

Details ~ in the foyer

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Opera ~ Part 2

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About my mother.

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She used to sing on a stage much like this one.

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She had a lovely contralto voice.

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But she died when she was thirty seven.

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She would have loved these shoes.

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I wonder what she would have made of these pictures.

Details ~ on the stage.

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Noir

Hollow Triumph

Paul Henreid: You’re a bitter little lady.

Joan Bennett: It’s a bitter little world.

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The Big Sleep

Humphrey Bogart regarding Lauren Bacall:

She was worth a stare. She was trouble.

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The Big Steal

Robert Mitchum: I don’t usually make it a habit to butt into women’s affairs,

but what’s this guy Fisk to you?

Jane Greer: Don’t change your habits on my account.

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Ace in the Hole

Jan Sterling: I don’t pray.

Kneeling bags my nylons.

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Farewell, My Lovely

Dick Powell: I caught the blackjack right behind my ear.

A black pool opened up at my feet.

I dived in.

It had no bottom.

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Detour

Tom Neal: Money. You know what that is. The stuff you never have enough of.

Little green things with George Washington’s picture that men slave for, commit crimes for, die for.

It’s the stuff that has caused more trouble in the world than anything else ever invented.

Simply because there’s too little of it.

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The Big Steal

Jane Greer to Robert Mitchum: What I like about you is you’re rock bottom.

I wouldn’t expect you to understand this,

but it’s a great comfort for a girl to know she could not possibly sink any lower.

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The Woman in the Window

Edward G. Robinson to Joan Bennett: There are only three ways to deal with a blackmailer.

You can pay him and pay him and pay him until you’re penniless.

Or you can call the police yourself and let your secret be known to the world.

Or you can kill him.

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Blade Runner

Harrison Ford: [narrating] I don’t know why he saved my life.

Maybe in those last moments he loved life more than he ever had before.

Not just his life – anybody’s life; my life. All he’d wanted were the same answers the rest of us want.

Where did I come from? Where am I going? How long have I got?

All I could do was sit there and watch him die.

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Der Himmel über Berlin

Ich kann dich nicht sehen, aber ich weiß, dass du hier bist.

Ich fühle es.

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Sie wurden um hängen seit ich hier bin.

Ich wünschte, ich könnte dein Gesicht sehen.

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Nur in die Augen schauen und sagen Ihnen, wie gut es ist,

hier zu sein. Nur um etwas zu berühren.

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Siehe, das ist kalt, das fühlt sich gut. Oder zu rauchen.

Haben Kaffee. Oder wenn Sie es gemeinsam zu tun, das ist fantastisch.

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Oder zu zeichnen. Du weißt, du einen Bleistift nehmen und Sie machen eine dunkle Linie,

 dann machen Sie eine leichte Linie und zusammen ist es eine gute Linie.

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Oder wenn Ihre Hände sind kalt und reiben Sie sie zusammen.

Siehe, das ist gut, das fühlt sich gut.

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Es gibt so viele gute Dinge, aber du bist nicht hier.

Ich bin hier.

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Ich wünschte, du wärst hier. Ich wünschte,

du könntest mit mir reden. . . denn ich bin ein Freund.

Compañero.

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