Starting with the wardrobe in the Narnia books, I'm looking for other examples of mundane objects (ideally furniture) that contain or allow access to magical worlds. Literature, film, pop culture - anything really. [more inside]
It's a Scandinavian film, though I don't precisely remember which country. The colour palette is faded greeny greys and faded pink. It has a grainy look. It's basically vignettes from ordinary life which are somehow absurd or sureally disappointing. There are lifts, staircases, cafes, offices...one scene is a couple in bed, she is a big blonde woman, he a rather scrawny man, all the time they are having sex she's telling him something heartfelt and meaningful and completely off topic... the scene is hilarious and pathetic at the same time. There is another scene of a young married couple starting their life together, talking of their hopes and their romance. It's supposed to be in their bedroom but the set is a moving train with one wall removed, so one wall is a continuously changing vista. The train stops and they get off in a crowd of friends and relations at the station; later in the film a different couple have the same names, ambiguously. Does anyone have a title, so I can find the DVD?
Help me learn to maintain perspective about the role that The Mundane plays in life. [more inside]
PlaylistFilter: Songs about the mundanity of every day life please. [more inside]
A while ago, someone posted a description of this show in a MeFi thread. According to the poster, this was a Korean show "all about people who did mundane things very, very well". Can anyone tell me the name of this show and tell me how to find it?
I'm tired of suspending my disbelief regarding FTL travel. Suggest some good books, series, and authors. [more inside]
Are there any good blogs about working in retail? [more inside]
Have you ever been so bored with reality that you became lost in your own fantasies more than usual? [more inside]
How do I automate the mundane aspects my life? [more inside]