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  • I have just had an e-mail exchange with a friend wherein I mentioned my impending birthdayness, he said he/they would have to remember to get me something*, I said I didn't mean to be hinty, and he said he'd prefer that I hint than that he forget.

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  • But then he remembered two things: First, Loaf had said, in a hinty kind of way, things like, “All these pilgrims heading for the tower—what do they care for the city?” and “People live here in O all their lives and never visit the tower.”

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  • It's all very vague and hinty, but if you read into it you can see that there's some talk of a physical television instead of just a headless box.

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  • Just to mention at this point, just in case anyone was expecting a toothless hinty recap.

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  • You could also pull some kind of sweet Lloyd Dobler move and send her something like an extremely cute, hinty mix.

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  • Spent my lunch hour being domestic ... actually went and bought really basic, boring, necessary items (* hinty: what is the cliche boring Xmas gift from your Mom?

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  • "Are you planning another birthday?" - Raymond.
    "No. I'm not even being hinty." - Elsa.
    - 'Bonjour Tristesse', Dir. Otto Preminger, Scr. Arthur Laurents (from novel by Françoise Sagan), 1958.

    July 7, 2012