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Alex Law
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I may be very wrong...
I've always felt Noir is more about the dramatic progression than the setting and style. A certain tendency toward either a first person or over the shoulder perspective on the story and a lack of exposition on non-essential elements coupled with a hinted at complex background or back story that frames the drama. The existential despair may not be central to the struggle, but to the resolution. becoming clear only in retrospect as the credits roll.

Simply put, the story unfolds thusly:

Situation comes about.

Protagonist encounters Situation and Girl. Often one carries the other.

Protagonist struggles against increasingly complex, overwhelming and/or hopeless situation.

Girl in some way double crosses, abandons or exploits protagonist.

Situation is resolved and in the process Protagonist loses Girl. Or discovers he never had her.

Careful accounting shows the Protagonist is another day older and deeper in debt.

Protagonist stoically accepts fake, or alternatively shakes his fist in anger against the Gods.

Fade to black.

This differs from an action adventure in that the Protagonist does not struggle against the odds to win through, save the day and get the girl, but to, in the final analysis, simply endure.
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In a nutshell: "World War II was better than this."
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"There's a pervasive cultural assumption that people who don't work are shirkers or failures, rather than victims of technological change"
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Bob Menzies would be rolling in his grave.

We need to get "Liberal Party" voters to recognise that the Party(/ies) of Menzies and Fraser are gone, swept away in a wave of Austerity, Christian Fundamentalism and Tub Thumping Bigotry while abandoning Science, Education and Small Business.
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That would make them not Creationists, +Chris Anderson . Darwinian Evolution allows one to ignore the question of a Creator, and to explain  all of Life's rich history without requiring intervention by a guiding hand. It is not as some holders of odd religious beliefs (about number of gods - G=0) claim, a "God Killer" it simply allows those following Abrahamic faiths to comfortably consign a few hundred more verses to Allegory rather than Literal Truth.
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What a disgusting pig
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How to Build a Rain Barrel : http://is.gd/YI35Zf

Benefits Of Living Off The Grid : http://goo.gl/yG5q8h

Garbage Can : http://amzn.to/1cXKV4G
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I was going to mention all of the above.. had what I had typed and had to go out.. ...

I agree with all of your comments..
I used to make stainless tanks for a while for the beverage industry.. and some of those things even had UV filtration on the displaced air pipe when levels were changed .. some of them just had a  U bend fitted to the top of the tank with a water filled container under the U... (upside down U ..more like this ∏ )  so that any bugs and dust was blocked from entering..
There's many variations.
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Darwinian Evolution allows one to ignore the question of a Creator, and to explain  all of Life's rich history without requiring intervention by a guiding hand. It is not as some holders of odd religious beliefs (about number of gods - G=0) claim, a "God Killer" it simply allows those following Abrahamic faiths to comfortably consign a few hundred more verses to Allegory rather than Literal Truth.
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If only.

#lostsocks  
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I am alive' livin g just north of Laidely

Out of hospital after ten days.. Minor illness and a lot of chronic stuff, all sorted now.

In other news, I've been single for the last two weeks or so.

Don't ask about the run of luck I've had, any SE Qld locals know a good cheap place to get a Galaxy S4 Mini fixed. mine got kicked across the emergency room floor and now has a blank screen...
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Better learn to swing a hammer mate. Just saying..
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+Angela Martin Your own words and the posts in your stream falsify your claim. The fact that you can't see your own hateful nature just tells me that I'm right about your lack of reason. Enjoy your life.


Edit: I've just blocked you so I'm not tempted to engage you further. 
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How to Build a Rain Barrel : http://is.gd/YI35Zf

Benefits Of Living Off The Grid : http://goo.gl/yG5q8h

Garbage Can : http://amzn.to/1cXKV4G
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Guy with cane. Grumpy due to chronic pain. Single since March 2014, old enough to know better, enough of a romantic to not rule out trying again.
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