Answering Questions Asked Through Google XXIX

Let’s get the serious stuff out of the way first.

“what is the abortion device used in revo[lutionary road]”?

I’m not entirely sure if I have the right medical vocabulary. Anyway, in German we call it a “Absaugpumpe” [I think], which according to the dictionary means “suction pump”. But maybe someone with some knowledge of these things should answer this question.

Good, now that this question is kind of answered, let’s have a look at nicer (well, at least funnier) things.

“breaking dawn how das it end?”

This one has the double bonus of asking a duh question without any sense of grammar or spelling. Isn’t it wonderful?

Anyway, the answer is, of course, happily.

“what is my erdos-bacon number?”

Well, I don’t know. I’m not even sure about my own. But here’s instructions on how to calculate it.

And that’s it for this week. Tune back in next time, when we try again to make the internet a better place. Or at least a place where questions get some kind of answer.

Revolutionary Road (2008)

Revolutionary Road is the film adaptation of Richard Yatesnovel of the same title. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet and is directed by Sam Mendes. I haven’t read the novel [yet], but if you’re looking for a comparison between the two, I thought this article very enlightening [includes spoilers].

April (Kate Winslet) and Frank Wheeler (Leonardo DiCaprio) are living the Suburban Dream(tm). But both are really unhappy, having imagined a different life for themselves, with great accomplishments. Slowly, they make their lives a living hell for each other until April’s suggestion to move to Paris seems to liberate both.

It’s a wonderful movie from start to finish. Very sad, very interesting and deep [I mean that in the good sense], perfectly acted and set in scene.



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