Board Logo
« The thread of complete randomness »

Welcome Guest. Please Login or Register.
Sep 22nd, 2017, 3:39pm



« Previous Topic | Next Topic »
Pages: 1 ... 103 104 105 106 107  ...  280 Notify Send Topic Print
 veryhotthread  Author  Topic: The thread of complete randomness  (Read 26567 times)
NoSonOfVine
Lord/Lady of Lords
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 14130
wink Re: The thread of complete randomness
« Reply #1560 on: Sep 19th, 2013, 12:28pm »

Friday again tomorrow. smiley
User IP Logged

Down And Out
Lord/Lady of Lords
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 29001
wink Re: The thread of complete randomness
« Reply #1561 on: Sep 20th, 2013, 02:04am »

Ten green bottles hanging on the wall...
User IP Logged

It's good to be here, how've you been?
Dust
Lord/Lady of Lords
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 9289
wink Re: The thread of complete randomness
« Reply #1562 on: Sep 20th, 2013, 11:41am »

I heard a nice radio interview with Linda Ronstadt, of whom I've been a fan. She has a new book of memoirs out, and I stopped into Barnes & Noble to check it out. I didn't see it in the "New Arrivals," "Biography," or "Music" sections, so I approached a fifty-ish salesperson who was standing at her computer.

"Hi, I'm looking for a new book by Linda Ronstadt. Would you check that for me?"
"Certainly, what's the name again?" she asked.
"Linda Ronstadt."
"Could you spell that for me?"
My expression said Really?, but I replied, "R-O-N-S-T-A-D...."
"D?"
"Yes, D." Okay, that might trip-up many people.
Looking up from her computer screen, she said, "I'm sorry, I've got nothing for that name."
"Hmmm," I responded, "I'm sure she should be there. Could you check again please?"
"Okay. R-O-M...."
"No, not M... it's R-O-N...."
"N?"
I was beginning to get a little perturbed. "Yes, N. N as in Linnn-da."
The woman frowned. After a minute she said, "Oh there it is. We were supposed to get it on Tuesday."
"Great, can you tell me where to find it?"
She frowned again. "It didn't come in. It should be coming in today."
I looked at my watch. It was 7:45 p.m. Now I was confused. "Uhh, okay. Should I... wait...?"
"But it's not here," she informed me. "If you like, I can call you when we get it."
I sighed. "No, I'll check back. Thank you very much for your help." And I went home and ordered it on Amazon.com.

Frankly, I now feel a little less sad about the impending demise of the brick-and-mortar bookstore. sad
User IP Logged

Down And Out
Lord/Lady of Lords
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 29001
wink Re: The thread of complete randomness
« Reply #1563 on: Sep 21st, 2013, 02:31am »

I think that parts of this forum have gone slipper crazy. grin
User IP Logged

It's good to be here, how've you been?
Lily
Lord/Lady of Lords
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar

I'm just spoiled


PM

Gender: Female
Posts: 4701
xx Re: The thread of complete randomness
« Reply #1564 on: Sep 21st, 2013, 07:59am »

on Sep 20th, 2013, 11:41am, Dust wrote:
I heard a nice radio interview with Linda Ronstadt, of whom I've been a fan. She has a new book of memoirs out, and I stopped into Barnes & Noble to check it out. I didn't see it in the "New Arrivals," "Biography," or "Music" sections, so I approached a fifty-ish salesperson who was standing at her computer.

"Hi, I'm looking for a new book by Linda Ronstadt. Would you check that for me?"
"Certainly, what's the name again?" she asked.
"Linda Ronstadt."
"Could you spell that for me?"
My expression said Really?, but I replied, "R-O-N-S-T-A-D...."
"D?"
"Yes, D." Okay, that might trip-up many people.
Looking up from her computer screen, she said, "I'm sorry, I've got nothing for that name."
"Hmmm," I responded, "I'm sure she should be there. Could you check again please?"
"Okay. R-O-M...."
"No, not M... it's R-O-N...."
"N?"
I was beginning to get a little perturbed. "Yes, N. N as in Linnn-da."
The woman frowned. After a minute she said, "Oh there it is. We were supposed to get it on Tuesday."
"Great, can you tell me where to find it?"
She frowned again. "It didn't come in. It should be coming in today."
I looked at my watch. It was 7:45 p.m. Now I was confused. "Uhh, okay. Should I... wait...?"
"But it's not here," she informed me. "If you like, I can call you when we get it."
I sighed. "No, I'll check back. Thank you very much for your help." And I went home and ordered it on Amazon.com.

Frankly, I now feel a little less sad about the impending demise of the brick-and-mortar bookstore. sad



This person sounded like she was very sleepy. Needed her slippers perhaps. grin


It always amazes me when people aren't into music and seem to have no recollection of any pop culture or news that surrounds or surrounded them.


I visited a friend last week who is about 65 now, when I mentioned Eric Clapton she asked me who he was. How could you now know who Eric Clapton is?!!!!


When I started to explain, she said 'Ohhhh I know him, his son died and he wrote a nice song about it' So if that hadn't have happened she would have no clue at all.
« Last Edit: Sep 21st, 2013, 08:00am by Lily » User IP Logged

User Image
Witchwood
Lord/Lady of Lords
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




PM


Posts: 2998
wink Re: The thread of complete randomness
« Reply #1565 on: Sep 21st, 2013, 09:00am »

These last few comments remind me of when some of my co-workers who are in their late 20s, asked me last year what concert I was going to.
Peter Gabriel.
Who's that?
I gave them a brief history, superfluously mentioning he was a former lead singer of Genesis as if that would help, and rhyming off some of his biggest hits.
One of the fellows perked up when he recognized either Solsbury Hill or Shock The Monkey.

For someone who has lived with and loved this music for most of his life, it is a bit flooring to hear someone reply, "Peter Gabriel? Never heard of him. Who's that?"

I haven't bothered telling anyone yet I'm off to see Steve Hackett in a couple of weeks.
wink
« Last Edit: Sep 21st, 2013, 09:01am by Witchwood » User IP Logged

NoSonOfVine
Lord/Lady of Lords
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 14130
xx Re: The thread of complete randomness
« Reply #1566 on: Sep 21st, 2013, 11:31am »

on Sep 21st, 2013, 09:00am, Witchwood wrote:
These last few comments remind me of when some of my co-workers who are in their late 20s, asked me last year what concert I was going to.
Peter Gabriel.
Who's that?
I gave them a brief history, superfluously mentioning he was a former lead singer of Genesis as if that would help, and rhyming off some of his biggest hits.
One of the fellows perked up when he recognized either Solsbury Hill or Shock The Monkey.

For someone who has lived with and loved this music for most of his life, it is a bit flooring to hear someone reply, "Peter Gabriel? Never heard of him. Who's that?"

I haven't bothered telling anyone yet I'm off to see Steve Hackett in a couple of weeks.
wink


This post brings back an annoying memory for me from three years ago. I remember telling a school friend (not a close one, just an acquaintance) that my main inspiration for playing keyboards is Tony Banks because I was practising in a music room for fun during lunch break, and he thought I said "Cody Banks" a film character. I then corrected him, mentioning the name of the band Tony is from, and he said "Genesis? Are they a religious band?". So I replied, "No, they're not a religious band, they're a rock band from the '70s and '80s."

His final reply? "Oh yeah, so they're like The Beatles, rock and roll stuff." He then starting singing Yellow Submarine. At that point, I knew it wasn't worth explaining the glory of Genesis to a person of such limited musical knowledge, so I gave up.
« Last Edit: Sep 21st, 2013, 11:33am by NoSonOfVine » User IP Logged

slowdancer
Lord/Lady of Lords
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 4591
wink Re: The thread of complete randomness
« Reply #1567 on: Sep 21st, 2013, 12:52pm »

I have started to change the wallpaper of my computer`s desktop more recently now, copying cover art, COT has posted, to my computer and use them as background. Currently it is the cover art from Nemo - Le ver dans le fruit.

Very inspiring.

cheesy
User IP Logged

Dust
Lord/Lady of Lords
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 9289
xx Re: The thread of complete randomness
« Reply #1568 on: Sep 21st, 2013, 1:46pm »

on Sep 21st, 2013, 11:31am, NoSonofVine wrote:
This post brings back an annoying memory for me from three years ago. I remember telling a school friend (not a close one, just an acquaintance) that my main inspiration for playing keyboards is Tony Banks because I was practising in a music room for fun during lunch break, and he thought I said "Cody Banks" a film character. I then corrected him, mentioning the name of the band Tony is from, and he said "Genesis? Are they a religious band?". So I replied, "No, they're not a religious band, they're a rock band from the '70s and '80s."

His final reply? "Oh yeah, so they're like The Beatles, rock and roll stuff." He then starting singing Yellow Submarine. At that point, I knew it wasn't worth explaining the glory of Genesis to a person of such limited musical knowledge, so I gave up.

Hey, at least he'd heard of The Beatles! Cody Banks, lol! cheesy
User IP Logged

Down And Out
Lord/Lady of Lords
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 29001
wink Re: The thread of complete randomness
« Reply #1569 on: Sep 22nd, 2013, 03:41am »

According to a Lexus advert I keep hearing on the radio, the average number of Facebook friends a teenager has is 234. rolleyes
User IP Logged

It's good to be here, how've you been?
Merryman72
Lord/Lady of Lords
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar

Give me steam!


PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 4078
xx Re: The thread of complete randomness
« Reply #1570 on: Sep 22nd, 2013, 04:36am »

on Sep 22nd, 2013, 03:41am, Down And Out wrote:
According to a Lexus advert I keep hearing on the radio, the average number of Facebook friends a teenager has is 234. rolleyes


That surprises me. I would have thought it would be a lot more.
User IP Logged

Was it you or was it me? Or was it he or she?

NB: despite what my name may suggest, I was not born in 1972 tongue
supernatural
Lord/Lady of Lords
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 4206
wink Re: The thread of complete randomness
« Reply #1571 on: Sep 22nd, 2013, 2:33pm »

it's nice when you're team wins AND you win money on them winning grin
User IP Logged

if he wants you to snuff it..........
Merryman72
Lord/Lady of Lords
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar

Give me steam!


PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 4078
wink Re: The thread of complete randomness
« Reply #1572 on: Sep 22nd, 2013, 5:28pm »

We just had a 5 minute power cut. I stared out of the window until I saw all the city lights come back on. grin

I could see the street lights turning on and off several times after the power came back, and each time they turned on I heard a loud cheer from some nearby students, and each time they turned off again a resounding "awwwww"! laugh
« Last Edit: Sep 22nd, 2013, 5:33pm by Merryman72 » User IP Logged

Was it you or was it me? Or was it he or she?

NB: despite what my name may suggest, I was not born in 1972 tongue
Merryman72
Lord/Lady of Lords
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar

Give me steam!


PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 4078
xx Re: The thread of complete randomness
« Reply #1573 on: Sep 22nd, 2013, 6:10pm »

on Sep 22nd, 2013, 5:28pm, Merryman72 wrote:
We just had a 5 minute power cut. I stared out of the window until I saw all the city lights come back on. grin

I could see the street lights turning on and off several times after the power came back, and each time they turned on I heard a loud cheer from some nearby students, and each time they turned off again a resounding "awwwww"! laugh


By the sounds of it the power in the city centre was out for an hour beforehand... and with all those new freshers probably flooding the nightclubs! Must have been pretty exciting.
User IP Logged

Was it you or was it me? Or was it he or she?

NB: despite what my name may suggest, I was not born in 1972 tongue
Down And Out
Lord/Lady of Lords
ImageImageImageImageImage


member is offline

Avatar




PM

Gender: Male
Posts: 29001
wink Re: The thread of complete randomness
« Reply #1574 on: Sep 23rd, 2013, 02:16am »

I think that I need to top up my fruit bowl today.
User IP Logged

It's good to be here, how've you been?
Pages: 1 ... 103 104 105 106 107  ...  280 Notify Send Topic Print
« Previous Topic | Next Topic »

Donate $6.99 for 50,000 Ad-Free Pageviews!

| |

This forum powered for FREE by Conforums ©
Sign up for your own Free Message Board today!
Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Conforums Support | Parental Controls