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The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Dec 11th, 2012, 08:16am

I think we had something similar to this before. Post anything at all here, albeit sticking to forum rules as we don't want warning PM's and a locked thread. wink I'll start with:

I think that "Opal Fruits" was a great name for the chewy fruit sweets. On the other hand, I think that the replacement name "Starburst" is rubbish.

P.S. As the thread name implies, any reply shouldn't generally have anything to do with the previous message. wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Dec 11th, 2012, 08:34am

on Dec 11th, 2012, 08:16am, Down And Out wrote:
P.S. As the thread name implies, any reply shouldn't generally have anything to do with the previous message. wink


Nevertheless.

In Germany we used to have a choccy bar called "Raider". As the word raider has a certain meaning in the English language, the name was changed into "Twix". I miss my Raider bars and refuse to twix.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Dec 11th, 2012, 08:36am

Weebles wobble but they don't fall down.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Dec 11th, 2012, 09:25am

I still call 'Snickers' bars ..'Marathon'
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by TheEllanory on Dec 11th, 2012, 09:44am

I am slightly alarmed to finish a cup of coffee made at work, and note the rather large quantity of limescale left in the bottom of the cup.

If that's what's left in the cup, what have I drunk??


Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Dec 11th, 2012, 09:50am

on Dec 11th, 2012, 09:25am, Lily wrote:
I still call 'Snickers' bars ..'Marathon'


I understand that perfectly well. A name is a name and not supposed to be changed. I say Genesis and not Exodus.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Dec 11th, 2012, 11:44am

Last week I got a train from Cambridge to London King's Cross. The train got in at Platform 9. There were two rail tracks in between this platform and Platform 10 - hence there was no "barrier" between the two platforms.

I felt rather saddened by this.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Dec 11th, 2012, 11:49am

My badminton group are going for a Christmas meal tonight at TGI Friday's.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by CountingOutTime on Dec 11th, 2012, 12:25pm

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other "plans."

Where have I heard this before?

Hard to believe John Lennon has been gone for 32 years

sad
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Dec 11th, 2012, 12:45pm

on Dec 11th, 2012, 11:44am, Merryman72 wrote:
Last week I got a train from Cambridge to London King's Cross. The train got in at Platform 9. There were two rail tracks in between this platform and Platform 10 - hence there was no "barrier" between the two platforms.

I felt rather saddened by this.


I think of Harry Potter. Somebody got tired of fractional arithmetic.


Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ChocolateSurprise on Dec 11th, 2012, 3:58pm

The angel on my tree is listing! cheesy
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by TheEllanory on Dec 11th, 2012, 4:13pm

Watching Sarah Millican on TV, I was struck by how similar she seems to Mrs Merton, the spoof chat show host creation of Caroline Aherne.

(Sorry for non-UK readers who probably don't have a clue what I'm talking about).
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Dec 11th, 2012, 4:29pm

I'm wondering what people are talking about...
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Dec 11th, 2012, 4:29pm

on Dec 11th, 2012, 4:13pm, TheEllanory wrote:
Watching Sarah Millican on TV, I was struck by how similar she seems to Mrs Merton, the spoof chat show host creation of Caroline Aherne.

If I didn't know better, I'd think that comment was posted by SisterMoon. wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by raelthing on Dec 11th, 2012, 5:15pm

balls pizzled frackasaurus

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by TheEllanory on Dec 12th, 2012, 01:56am

on Dec 11th, 2012, 5:15pm, raelthing wrote:
pizzled frackasaurus


Those are perfectly cromulent words. wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by sistermoon on Dec 12th, 2012, 03:27am

Ellanory, re:Sarah Millican's resemblance to Mrs. Merton - my DEA (Disability Employment Advisor) reminds me of her in the way she speaks!

Whenever we read about some older male celebrity marrying a younger woman, both my mum and I remember Mrs. Merton saying to Debbie McGee; 'what attracted you to the millionaire Paul Daniels?'
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Dec 12th, 2012, 03:42am

Toast, just a little bit of toast...

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by TheEllanory on Dec 12th, 2012, 04:11am

on Dec 12th, 2012, 03:27am, sistermoon wrote:
Whenever we read about some older male celebrity marrying a younger woman, both my mum and I remember Mrs. Merton saying to Debbie McGee; 'what attracted you to the millionaire Paul Daniels?'


My favourite Mrs Merton line was her saying to George Best "If you hadn't have done all that running around playing football, do you think you might not have been that thirsty?" grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Dec 12th, 2012, 08:59am

The expression "putting the toothpaste back in the tube" is better than "closing the barn door after the horses have left." Surely it's much easier to get the horses back.

"Unringing a bell" is pretty good too, as this is entirely impossible, but I still like the image conjured up by the toothpaste thing.

smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Dec 12th, 2012, 10:30am

Every time I see anything to do with 'fiscal cliff' I think about Dust being grumpy. grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Dec 12th, 2012, 10:53am

on Dec 11th, 2012, 3:58pm, ChocolateSurprise wrote:
The angel on my tree is listing! cheesy


Things it wants for Christmas? Things it wants in compensation for spending the festive period with a tree up its jacksie? grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Dec 12th, 2012, 10:55am

on Dec 12th, 2012, 10:30am, Lily wrote:
Every time I see anything to do with 'fiscal cliff' I think about Dust being grumpy. grin

"Grumpy" don't begin to describe it. undecided
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Liam on Dec 12th, 2012, 1:19pm


I'm never ever going to wear "meggings".




Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ChocolateSurprise on Dec 12th, 2012, 2:32pm

on Dec 12th, 2012, 10:53am, foxfeeder wrote:
Things it wants for Christmas? Things it wants in compensation for spending the festive period with a tree up its jacksie? grin


She's still smiling though! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Susan13 on Dec 12th, 2012, 3:09pm

Obama and Congress have been working on the Fiscal Cliff. They've been trying, but they cannot connect. There's just no reply at all. undecided
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ChocolateSurprise on Dec 12th, 2012, 3:48pm

This week-end, I have 200 mince pies to make for school! rolleyes
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Dec 12th, 2012, 5:10pm

The grass is not always greener on the other side.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Dec 13th, 2012, 08:39am

"Onesies" look daft unless it's a woman in a catsuit grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Dec 13th, 2012, 09:07am

Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by TheEllanory on Dec 13th, 2012, 09:26am

on Dec 13th, 2012, 09:07am, Dust wrote:
Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.


Love that! grin grin grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Dec 13th, 2012, 1:00pm

By 'eck it's been cold these last few days.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Dec 13th, 2012, 3:10pm

I'm in complete denial that the reason I'm getting fat is because I'm eating a lot of fattening stuff.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Dec 13th, 2012, 3:18pm

on Dec 13th, 2012, 3:10pm, Lily wrote:
I'm in complete denial that the reason I'm getting fat is because I'm eating a lot of fattening stuff.

Is this in any way related to that empty box of chocolates you posted? cheesy
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Dec 14th, 2012, 03:41am

TGI Friday. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by TheEllanory on Dec 14th, 2012, 04:55am

This week is the first week since the end of July when I've spent the whole of my working week in 'my' office - in between days off for the Olympics, weekends away, training courses, offsite meetings, I haven't been in the same place for a full week for 4 1/2 months.

I know this is probably the norm for many people, to be out and about a lot, but it's quite unusual for me!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Dec 14th, 2012, 06:52am

on Dec 13th, 2012, 3:18pm, Dust wrote:
Is this in any way related to that empty box of chocolates you posted? cheesy


grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Dec 14th, 2012, 06:59am

South Beach Miami last night, hot and steamy weather. Bang and Olufsen street level store with doors wide open. Jill testing out sound equipment, played THE CINEMA SHOW/AISLE OF PLENTY all the way through on the $24,000 speakers very loud. The incessant pop/hip hop sounds of South Beach were drowned, it sounded freekin' amazing!!! I won't be buying the speakers but that made my day!


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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by TheEllanory on Dec 14th, 2012, 3:29pm

This is my 1,000th post!

Happy 'anniversary' to me.... smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Dec 15th, 2012, 07:18am

I'm enjoying a quiet Saturday afternoon at home.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Dec 18th, 2012, 03:03am

Big day of Christmas shopping today. Going to try and get it all out of the way. If we can't do it all in a day, we'll do the rest on Friday. The 21st. Of December. rolleyes Sorry, I just can't help thinking about it. The date - 21/12/2012 - is etched into our brains. The day where the world WILL NOT end, and yet we will remember it forever. It's an iconic day in current popular culture; that is, until the next end of the world prediction is made.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by raelthing on Dec 18th, 2012, 03:41am

well uck a duck
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Dec 18th, 2012, 04:26am

Wake up and smell the coffee! smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Dec 18th, 2012, 07:31am

*phone rings* Oh, I wonder who that could be? *picks up phone*

(in a strange foreign accent) "Hello. Please can you please answer these three simple questions..."

angry
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Dec 18th, 2012, 1:27pm

I have 312 PM's. shocked Time to get out the pruning shears methinks. wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Dec 18th, 2012, 1:34pm

That's nothing compared to my 1,639 undeleted e-mails... laugh
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by LittleJon on Dec 18th, 2012, 2:18pm

on Dec 18th, 2012, 1:27pm, Down And Out wrote:
I have 312 PM's. shocked Time to get out the pruning shears methinks. wink


Hey, Jonnie, you have 0 messages, 0 are new.
Think ill go and eat worms cry
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Dec 19th, 2012, 03:05am

It's now only 2 days until the end of the world. wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Dec 19th, 2012, 07:44am

on Dec 19th, 2012, 03:05am, Down And Out wrote:
It's now only 2 days until the end of the world. wink


It'll be 21/12. Is that what Rush were on about? shocked
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Dec 19th, 2012, 07:57am

on Dec 19th, 2012, 07:44am, supernatural wrote:
It'll be 21/12. Is that what Rush were on about? shocked


Holy sh*t! shocked Why didn't I notice that before? Spooky. shocked
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Dec 19th, 2012, 10:59am

on Dec 19th, 2012, 03:05am, Down And Out wrote:
It's now only 2 days until the end of the world. wink


Good. It'll cut short the embarrassment of the mashed potato joke! embarassed
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Dec 19th, 2012, 11:04am

This thread is no longer random enough. wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Dec 19th, 2012, 11:06am

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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Dec 19th, 2012, 12:08pm

on Dec 19th, 2012, 10:59am, foxfeeder wrote:
Good. It'll cut short the embarrassment of the mashed potato joke! embarassed


grin


ok back to randomness.


5lbs gained in 3 1/2 weeks, can't be good....especially when one is training 3 times a week and 2 yoga classes, + treadmill and beach cardio..... embarassed

But I love Banana Cream Pie! grin

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by SuperTed on Dec 19th, 2012, 1:02pm

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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by tanbourine on Dec 19th, 2012, 1:58pm

on Dec 11th, 2012, 08:34am, slowdancer wrote:
Nevertheless.

In Germany we used to have a choccy bar called "Raider". As the word raider has a certain meaning in the English language, the name was changed into "Twix". I miss my Raider bars and refuse to twix.



That's odd!
I'm most definitely English and Raider doesn't mean much to me, but Twix is slang for two men engaging in head to tail carnal enjoyment! . . . . . I think I'd rather have a raider thanks.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Dec 19th, 2012, 3:05pm

on Dec 19th, 2012, 1:02pm, SuperTed wrote:
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ROFLMAO!!! *stealing*
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Dec 19th, 2012, 3:08pm

The backs of my hands have lots of little cuts on them. This always happens in the Winter; the freezing cold dries the hands numb, and then when they get warmed, the change in temperature slices them open in various places. Stings quite a bit. undecided
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by tanbourine on Dec 19th, 2012, 4:14pm

on Dec 19th, 2012, 3:08pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
The backs of my hands have lots of little cuts on them. This always happens in the Winter; the freezing cold dries the hands numb, and then when they get warmed, the change in temperature slices them open in various places. Stings quite a bit. undecided


You need to get some cream on the back of your hand at least twice a day it'll make you feel much better.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on Dec 19th, 2012, 4:20pm

on Dec 19th, 2012, 4:14pm, tambourine wrote:
You need to get some cream on the back of your hand at least twice a day it'll make you feel much better.



Also a pair of gloves!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Dec 20th, 2012, 04:16am

I've only got 4 remote controls for AV equipment - TV, Freeview (digibox), CD player and DVD player. I bet other people have got far more than 4.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Dec 20th, 2012, 05:34am

I love the Moody Blues. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Dec 23rd, 2012, 06:50am

I wonder what the Mayans are saying now. wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Dec 23rd, 2012, 07:28am

... but darkness makes me funble... for a key... to a door... that's wiiiiide open....
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Rail on Dec 23rd, 2012, 07:42am

Generic over the counter medication is astonishingly good value for money...why people buy branded products with the same ingredients at hugely inflated prices i dont know.

16 Paracetomol tabs £0.16p
16 Ibuprofen tabs £0.22p






Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Dec 23rd, 2012, 08:25am

on Dec 23rd, 2012, 07:28am, Dust wrote:
... but darkness makes me funble... for a key... to a door... that's wiiiiide open....


Ohhhh deep! cool
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Dec 23rd, 2012, 08:43am

on Dec 23rd, 2012, 07:28am, Dust wrote:
... but darkness makes me funble... for a key... to a door... that's wiiiiide open....


You will see light in the darkness
You will make some sense of this
And when you’ve made your secret journey
You will find the love you miss

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Dec 23rd, 2012, 10:52am

on Dec 23rd, 2012, 07:28am, Dust wrote:
... but darkness makes me funble... for a key... to a door... that's wiiiiide open....

on Dec 23rd, 2012, 08:43am, slowdancer wrote:
You will see light in the darkness
You will make some sense of this
And when you’ve made your secret journey
You will find the love you miss

Many miles away
There's a shadow on the door
Of a cottage on the shore
Of a dark Scottish lake


grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Dec 23rd, 2012, 2:11pm

I never noticed the size of my feet
'Til I kicked you in the shins
Will you ever forgive me for the shape I'm in
For the shape I'm in....

embarassed
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Dec 24th, 2012, 03:50am

"Madrigal music is playing,
Voices can faintly be heard.
Please leave this patient undisturbed.

Sentenced to drift far away now,
Nothing is quite what it seems.
Sometimes entangled in your own dreams."


Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Dec 24th, 2012, 07:35am

"We know, we know, yeah we know, we know,
yeah we know, we know, yeah we know, we know,
yeah we all know, we all know, we all know, we all know,
we all know, we all know, we all know, we all know,
yeah we know, we know, we know, we know"

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Dec 24th, 2012, 08:29am

I really enjoy U2.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Dec 24th, 2012, 08:52am

on Dec 24th, 2012, 08:29am, Lily wrote:
I really enjoy U2.

Thanks, I really enjoy you too. grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Dec 24th, 2012, 09:06am

Aardvark.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Dec 24th, 2012, 09:07am

Bison! smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Dec 24th, 2012, 09:10am

on Dec 24th, 2012, 08:29am, Lily wrote:
I really enjoy U2.


on Dec 24th, 2012, 08:52am, Dust wrote:
Thanks, I really enjoy you too. grin


I personally enjoy both of you. Greetz 2U
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Dec 24th, 2012, 10:25am

on Dec 24th, 2012, 09:10am, slowdancer wrote:
I personally enjoy both of you. Greetz 2U


Lovely! grin


Greetz to U2! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Dec 24th, 2012, 12:21pm

Somebody say something...

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by TheEllanory on Dec 24th, 2012, 1:02pm

on Dec 24th, 2012, 12:21pm, Down And Out wrote:
Somebody say something...


A very early Happy Easter to all our readers.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by TheEllanory on Dec 24th, 2012, 1:03pm

I was born on my mother's birthday, and my husband was born on my father's birthday.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Dec 24th, 2012, 5:13pm

I think I saw that on an episode of Farscape.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Dec 27th, 2012, 08:42am

I have bought two albums from Pendragon today. And the new book by J. K. Rowling.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Dec 27th, 2012, 09:37am

Matt Bellamy is one cool geezer. cool

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Dec 27th, 2012, 1:19pm

I wonder how the first person to see an elephant knew it was an elephant?
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Dec 27th, 2012, 1:28pm

on Dec 27th, 2012, 08:42am, slowdancer wrote:
I have bought two albums from Pendragon today. And the new book by J. K. Rowling.


Cool
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Dec 27th, 2012, 2:41pm

Something is amiss with the Forum. There is no way that my "RIP, Charles Durning" thread got 81 "views" in its first two hours.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Dec 27th, 2012, 2:56pm

on Dec 27th, 2012, 2:41pm, Dust wrote:
Something is amiss with the Forum. There is no way that my "RIP, Charles Durning" thread got 81 "views" in its first two hours.


Really? shocked
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ChocolateSurprise on Dec 27th, 2012, 4:29pm

I want the Christmas tree in The Trafford Centre in Manchester - it's made out of Lego (including the baubles!) cheesy
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Dec 28th, 2012, 05:16am

It's my parents' 49th wedding anniversary today. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Dec 28th, 2012, 05:35am

There is an advert on the main page, asking me, if I have a slow mac, but I do not have a slow mac, I am merely a slow dancer. Can anybody please tell them......
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Dec 28th, 2012, 09:13am

This forum often shows me adverts for a company called "usafis" (I haven't paid enough attention to the adverts to work out what it is yet). A few days ago, the adverts for usafis were appearing yet again, except on that day they seemed to be in what looked like Russian. huh cheesy
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Dec 28th, 2012, 09:18am

on Dec 28th, 2012, 05:16am, Down And Out wrote:
It's my parents' 49th wedding anniversary today. smiley


Congratulations to them. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Dec 28th, 2012, 09:19am

on Dec 28th, 2012, 09:13am, Merryman72 wrote:
This forum often shows me adverts for a company called "usafis" (I haven't paid enough attention to the adverts to work out what it is yet). A few days ago, the adverts for usafis were appearing yet again, except on that day they seemed to be in what looked like Russian. huh cheesy


I keep getting adverts telling me that I should get a Green Card and move to the United States... rolleyes
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on Dec 28th, 2012, 10:51am

My mobile has gone crazy ..... rolleyes
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Dec 28th, 2012, 10:56am

It is so annoying when I'm rebalancing a client's investment portfolio and one mutual fund is restricted from selling due to a contingent deferred redemption charge, so then I adjust the minimum trade size tolerance and that results in the system over-selling the security and creating an unacceptable allocation model deviation.

angry
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Dec 28th, 2012, 10:57am

on Dec 28th, 2012, 09:19am, NoSonofVine wrote:
I keep getting adverts telling me that I should get a Green Card and move to the United States... rolleyes


I get these, too, when I am online at my office, where I use a windows computer. These people know, where you are, what you do and what device you use. This is 1984, and we chose it.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Dec 28th, 2012, 11:04am

on Dec 28th, 2012, 10:56am, Dust wrote:
It is so annoying when I'm rebalancing a client's investment portfolio and one mutual fund is restricted from selling due to a contingent deferred redemption charge, so then I adjust the minimum trade size tolerance and that results in the system over-selling the security and creating an unacceptable allocation model deviation.

angry


Yeah, I get that all the time, so annoying rolleyes
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Dec 28th, 2012, 12:08pm

on Dec 28th, 2012, 05:16am, Down And Out wrote:
It's my parents' 49th wedding anniversary today. smiley



cool
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Dec 28th, 2012, 12:10pm

on Dec 28th, 2012, 11:04am, Merryman72 wrote:
Yeah, I get that all the time, so annoying rolleyes


Dusty is an investment guy, he doesn't realize this is like speaking French to those of us who aren't in the business! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Dec 28th, 2012, 12:11pm

on Dec 28th, 2012, 09:19am, NoSonofVine wrote:
I keep getting adverts telling me that I should get a Green Card and move to the United States... rolleyes


Oh yeah, like that THAT's easy! rolleyes
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Dec 28th, 2012, 12:12pm

Thought for Dec 28th: Maybe I shouldn't keep commenting on people's random posts....
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Dec 28th, 2012, 12:30pm

on Dec 28th, 2012, 12:10pm, Lily wrote:
Dusty is an investment guy, he doesn't realize this is like speaking French to those of us who aren't in the business! grin

Of course I do. If I thought anybody understood it or identified with it or even gave a rat's patoot, I'd have posted it in the Tits thread.

smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Dec 28th, 2012, 12:32pm

But seriously... I have no idea what the difference is between Bruno Mars, The Mars Volta, or 30 Seconds To Mars.

huh
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Dec 28th, 2012, 12:35pm

Lily is four posts away from Lady of Lords status.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Dec 28th, 2012, 4:17pm

on Dec 28th, 2012, 12:32pm, Dust wrote:
But seriously... I have no idea what the difference is between Bruno Mars, The Mars Volta, or 30 Seconds To Mars.

huh


ooh Lady of Lords, I like that! grin



Bruno Mars is great I think!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Dec 28th, 2012, 6:44pm

on Dec 28th, 2012, 4:17pm, Lily wrote:
ooh Lady of Lords, I like that! grin



Bruno Mars is great I think!


I like Bruno Mars! smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Dec 28th, 2012, 6:47pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjhCEhWiKXk


Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Dec 28th, 2012, 7:43pm

on Dec 28th, 2012, 6:47pm, noni wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjhCEhWiKXk



Well maybe not that one so much. grin

He's a good live performer and he did real well on SNL a few weeks ago, he's talented and has a lot of charisma, fun to watch.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Dec 28th, 2012, 7:55pm

on Dec 28th, 2012, 7:43pm, Lily wrote:
Well maybe not that one so much. grin

He's a good live performer and he did real well on SNL a few weeks ago, he's talented and has a lot of charisma, fun to watch.


I like this song because of my girlfriend. It's amazing how love effects a tune in your mind!! Love my girlfriend! wink grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Dec 29th, 2012, 07:28am

on Dec 28th, 2012, 7:55pm, noni wrote:
I like this song because of my girlfriend. It's amazing how love effects a tune in your mind!! Love my girlfriend! wink grin


I agree.

Because we travel so much and have a lot of hello/goodbyes...do you have your passport/ticket etc., Phil's 'Can't stop loving you' is our song. Cheesy but it fits. cool
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Dec 29th, 2012, 08:52am

I think I might be going down with a cold. sad

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Dec 29th, 2012, 10:32am

on Dec 29th, 2012, 08:52am, Down And Out wrote:
I think I might be going down with a cold. sad


Sorry to hear this, keep rested and enjoy the new year! sad

wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Dec 29th, 2012, 1:49pm

on Dec 29th, 2012, 08:52am, Down And Out wrote:
I think I might be going down with a cold. sad



I'm just getting rid of one. Drink plenty of hot toddy's grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Dec 30th, 2012, 06:05am

Roses are red, violets are blue.
I love Genesis and hope you do too.

grin

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Dec 30th, 2012, 11:15am

I hate soggy French Toast. embarassed
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by raelthing on Dec 30th, 2012, 7:39pm

stop dipping it in your tea Lily

You french toast that is rolleyes
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Dec 31st, 2012, 04:44am

My main hope for 2013 is that there will be less rain than there was in 2012.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by TheEllanory on Dec 31st, 2012, 06:31am

on Dec 31st, 2012, 04:44am, Down And Out wrote:
My main hope for 2013 is that there will be less rain than there was in 2012.


Careful what you wish for - we'll be into droughts and hosepipe bans by February!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Dec 31st, 2012, 06:34am

It's 2013 in New Zealand.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Dec 31st, 2012, 08:30am

on Dec 31st, 2012, 04:44am, Down And Out wrote:
My main hope for 2013 is that there will be less rain than there was in 2012.


Sorry about all the floods

My main hope for 2013 is to find a steady income and clear my debts of this year, I accumulated being off work for 4 months does not help.. Hense why my year was so Cr**p this year. I'm an Electrician.... wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Dec 31st, 2012, 09:02am

on Dec 31st, 2012, 08:30am, Noni wrote:
Sorry about all the floods

My main hope for 2013 is to find a steady income and clear my debts of this year, I accumulated being off work for 4 months does not help.. Hense why my year was so Cr**p this year. I'm an Electrician.... wink


Have you ever thought about starting your own business?
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Dec 31st, 2012, 09:27am

on Dec 31st, 2012, 09:02am, Lily wrote:
Have you ever thought about starting your own business?


I have! Getting work is not easy... It costs $5000 to own a business each year. shocked
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Witchwood on Dec 31st, 2012, 09:53am

on Dec 31st, 2012, 08:30am, Noni wrote:
My main hope for 2013 is to find a steady income and clear my debts of this year, I accumulated being off work for 4 months does not help.. Hense why my year was so Cr**p this year. I'm an Electrician.... wink


I don't know if you're stuck on living in southern Ontario, but there are cities within the province that are experiencing rapid growth and are in dire need of skilled trades.

If you need directions, look north of North Bay and you'll see ample opportunities being created by record high gold prices, a housing shortage and future prospects within the "Ring of Fire."
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Dec 31st, 2012, 10:38am

on Dec 31st, 2012, 09:27am, Noni wrote:
I have! Getting work is not easy... It costs $5000 to own a business each year. shocked


5000 pounds is ok if you are making money on top of it. Good for the self esteem too not to be at the mercy of a boss/company politics. You could build a web-site or make up an ad to do Handyman Electrical stuff in your area, then some under the table work always comes along too, pay off the debts.....if you don't mind working hard and a lot of hours in development the world is your oyster! (Not that easy I know, but it can be done with some creativity when you have a skill, I am not skilled really but was never out of work before I retired)
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jan 1st, 2013, 04:10am

The New Year fireworks in London were rather good. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jan 1st, 2013, 04:25am

on Jan 1st, 2013, 04:10am, Down And Out wrote:
The New Year fireworks in London were rather good. smiley


They were absolutely tremendous, the best fireworks I've seen by far. They get better every year.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Jan 1st, 2013, 04:44am

They probably spent enough money on those fireworks to keep open 3 NHS hospitals
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by PhillyPhilPhil on Jan 1st, 2013, 06:47am

Well, since I quite enjoy the original idea behind the thread, I'll say something completely unrelated:

I can just imagine Tim Berners Lee looking through some teenager's Facebook posts and saying to himself, "What have I done!?"
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jan 1st, 2013, 09:17am

Why does my head hurt so much when I didn't even drink any booze last night. sad
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jan 1st, 2013, 2:49pm

I really cannot stomach smoked salmon.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Jan 1st, 2013, 3:40pm

on Jan 1st, 2013, 09:17am, Lily wrote:
Why does my head hurt so much when I didn't even drink any booze last night. sad


Start drinking then!!! rolleyes

grin

wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Hackenbacker on Jan 1st, 2013, 5:01pm

IT'S MY MONEY, AND I NEED IT NOW!!!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Jan 1st, 2013, 8:41pm

Just noticed how some threads, you are getting more replies than views. How is that?

huh

rolleyes
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jan 2nd, 2013, 02:05am

Bad news for fiscal lemmings - no cliff, at least for the moment. grin wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jan 2nd, 2013, 12:18pm

I really don't like Maltesers. They taste nice, but biting into them makes my teeth hurt, and they make a horrid cracking sound. I recieved a tube of them for Christmas and decided to "get them out of the way" by eating them all in one go. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jan 2nd, 2013, 1:48pm

on Jan 2nd, 2013, 12:18pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
I really don't like Maltesers. They taste nice, but biting into them makes my teeth hurt, and they make a horrid cracking sound. I recieved a tube of them for Christmas and decided to "get them out of the way" by eating them all in one go. smiley


Hope you aren't overweight! grin


Question:

Maltesers come in a tube now? And they crack? undecided
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jan 3rd, 2013, 10:57am

I think that pussy cats are wonderful. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ChocolateSurprise on Jan 3rd, 2013, 1:19pm

I have a confession to make! cool
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Hackenbacker on Jan 3rd, 2013, 7:42pm

This one time I ate a peach, and then I opened the pit and ate the seed. It tasted like almond, but then it got really bitter...

Then I found out that peach seeds have trace amounts of cyanide in them. So I nearly died!!! cheesy

I now know what they mean by "There's a smell of peach blossom and bitter almond."

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by HENRY on Jan 3rd, 2013, 9:38pm

wobble
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jan 3rd, 2013, 9:44pm

on Jan 3rd, 2013, 1:19pm, ChocolateSurprise wrote:
I have a confession to make! cool


Waiting.... cheesy
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jan 3rd, 2013, 9:44pm

on Jan 3rd, 2013, 7:42pm, Hackenbacker wrote:
This one time I ate a peach, and then I opened the pit and ate the seed. It tasted like almond, but then it got really bitter...

Then I found out that peach seeds have trace amounts of cyanide in them. So I nearly died!!! cheesy

I now know what they mean by "There's a smell of peach blossom and bitter almond."


cool
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jan 3rd, 2013, 9:45pm

on Jan 3rd, 2013, 9:38pm, HENRY wrote:
wobble


Strangely hypnotic....... shocked
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jan 4th, 2013, 03:50am

It's the third round of the FA Cup this weekend. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by CountingOutTime on Jan 4th, 2013, 2:16pm

This is pretty cool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=E8nJhG1xE5o
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ChocolateSurprise on Jan 4th, 2013, 2:41pm

on Jan 3rd, 2013, 9:44pm, Lily wrote:
Waiting.... cheesy


I've eaten 4 Creme eggs already this year! embarassed grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jan 4th, 2013, 7:02pm

on Jan 4th, 2013, 2:41pm, ChocolateSurprise wrote:
I've eaten 4 Creme eggs already this year! embarassed grin


Aw, now I want english chocolate! sad
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jan 5th, 2013, 02:36am

Don't forget to get your Xmas decorations down by midnight tomorrow. wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Jan 5th, 2013, 12:14pm

When I was a young boy my Grandpa put me on his knee and said, "Dust, always remember... half of the people in this world are below average."

smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Jan 5th, 2013, 2:45pm

on Jan 5th, 2013, 12:14pm, Dust wrote:
When I was a young boy my Grandpa put me on his knee and said, "Dust, always remember... half of the people in this world are below average."

smiley


Your grandfather called you "Dust"?

How formal, I'd have thought he'd call you "Dusty."
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Jan 5th, 2013, 2:48pm

on Jan 5th, 2013, 02:36am, Down And Out wrote:
Don't forget to get your Xmas decorations down by midnight tomorrow. wink


Mine are already down. I never put them Up!! cool

cheesy
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by CountingOutTime on Jan 5th, 2013, 2:50pm

on Jan 5th, 2013, 2:45pm, Merryman72 wrote:
Your grandfather called you "Dust"?

How formal, I'd have thought he'd call you "Dusty."


Or at least 'young Dust.'
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Jan 5th, 2013, 3:09pm

on Jan 5th, 2013, 2:45pm, Merryman72 wrote:
Your grandfather called you "Dust"?

He called my sister Dirt.

Nooo, I jest. He was a great Grandpa! smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jan 6th, 2013, 04:09am

A Trick Of The Tail is a mighty fine album.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jan 6th, 2013, 04:50am

I am having an iTunes Library clear-out, getting rid of a few albums that I'm never going to actually listen to.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by demolition man on Jan 6th, 2013, 04:55am

on Jan 6th, 2013, 04:50am, NoSonofVine wrote:
I am having an iTunes Library clear-out, getting rid of a few albums that I'm never going to actually listen to.


I never do that smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Jan 6th, 2013, 06:58am

I had an overdose of Charlie Sheen yesterday night. And I didn`t even drink....

tongue
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Jan 6th, 2013, 10:18am

Found 2 methods of mulitplying large numbers together without a calculator and it's very easy!.. Better than the long multiplication we did at school!

Need a calculator though to check my answer. To see if I was right! lipsrsealed

rolleyes

smiley

Found the method on Youtube!



Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Hackenbacker on Jan 6th, 2013, 11:24am

But if Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why does he keep doing it?
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jan 6th, 2013, 12:02pm

on Jan 6th, 2013, 11:24am, Hackenbacker wrote:
But if Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why does he keep doing it?


Because he cares!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Jan 6th, 2013, 12:11pm

How does one crack corn?
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Jan 6th, 2013, 12:19pm

on Jan 6th, 2013, 11:24am, Hackenbacker wrote:
But if Jimmy cracks corn and no one cares, why does he keep doing it?

Who says no one cares?? Sing it again... you're the only one who doesn't care! Clearly, Jimmy is not the problem here.

grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jan 6th, 2013, 12:46pm

You've gotta have a dream. Cos if you don't have a dream, how are you gonna have a dream come true? wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Jan 6th, 2013, 1:45pm

I'm catapulting caterwauling caterpillars
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jan 6th, 2013, 2:49pm

on Jan 6th, 2013, 12:19pm, Dust wrote:
Who says no one cares?? Sing it again... you're the only one who doesn't care! Clearly, Jimmy is not the problem here.

grin


I think he DOES care! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Jan 6th, 2013, 2:58pm

on Jan 6th, 2013, 1:45pm, supernatural wrote:
I'm catapulting caterwauling caterpillars


Wow!

shocked

cheesy
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Jan 6th, 2013, 3:14pm

on Jan 6th, 2013, 2:49pm, Lily wrote:
I think he DOES care! grin


More to the point, I think she cares!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Jan 6th, 2013, 3:49pm

on Jan 5th, 2013, 3:09pm, Dust wrote:
He called my sister Dirt.

Nooo, I jest. He was a great Grandpa! smiley


Make your mind up Dusty! Was he your Grandpa or Great Grandpa? huh grin


Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Jan 6th, 2013, 3:55pm

on Jan 6th, 2013, 3:49pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
Make your mind up Dusty! Was he your Grandpa or Great Grandpa? huh grin



He could have been both! shocked shocked lipsrsealed
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Pigeon on Jan 6th, 2013, 4:12pm

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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by boredatwork on Jan 6th, 2013, 5:17pm

on Jan 6th, 2013, 12:46pm, Down And Out wrote:
You've gotta have a dream. Cos if you don't have a dream, how are you gonna have a dream come true? wink

Absolutely!
If there's ever a favourite novelty records thread I shall be voting for Captain Sensible. And Jilted John grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jan 6th, 2013, 5:49pm

on Jan 6th, 2013, 3:14pm, Merryman72 wrote:
More to the point, I think she cares!


Course I do! grin

Does cracking corn have anything to do with getting high?
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by TheEllanory on Jan 7th, 2013, 04:36am

I spotted a news article today saying that Britain's oldest man, Reg Dean, has died at the age of 110.

At a party for his 109th birthday he attributed his longevity to 'being lazy'.

Yesterday I spotted a news article where a woman aged 105 had just died - she and her 108 year old sister were in the Guinness Book of Records for being the siblings with the highest combined age.

The 105 year old had attributed her longevity to 'hard work'.

huh

Maybe I should have put this in the 'what confuses you' thread!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jan 7th, 2013, 04:45am

Stewart Copeland's Dark Passage (written for the soundtrack to first Spyro The Dragon video game) is such an awesome song. Excellent guitar, excellent keyboards and backing organ, excellent drums/percussion, and excellent heavy bass that holds it all together. Sounds a bit like a Uriah Heep song. Utter genius. cool



The one problem? It's only available in mono! rolleyes It would probably sound even better in stereo. sad
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jan 7th, 2013, 04:49am

on Jan 7th, 2013, 04:36am, TheEllanory wrote:
I spotted a news article today saying that Britain's oldest man, Reg Dean, has died at the age of 110.


Did you know that the current oldest person in the world, Jiroemon Kimura from Japan, is also now the oldest man in history? He's also the last surviving man from the 19th century. And if he reaches age 116, he'll be the first man to have ever done so, as the second and third oldest men ever both died at age 115.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jan 7th, 2013, 05:56am

Where do male squirrels keep their nuts? wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jan 7th, 2013, 06:59am

on Jan 7th, 2013, 05:56am, Down And Out wrote:
Where do male squirrels keep their nuts? wink


In their nut sack! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Jan 7th, 2013, 08:47am

on Jan 7th, 2013, 06:59am, NoSonofVine wrote:
In their nut sack! grin


grin grin grin

laugh laugh
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by TheEllanory on Jan 7th, 2013, 09:15am

on Jan 7th, 2013, 04:49am, NoSonofVine wrote:
Did you know that the current oldest person in the world, Jiroemon Kimura from Japan, is also now the oldest man in history? He's also the last surviving man from the 19th century. And if he reaches age 116, he'll be the first man to have ever done so, as the second and third oldest men ever both died at age 115.


Actually, I did! It's a bit unusual for the oldest living person to be male as in general women tend to live longer than men.

My interest stems from the fact I'm a trustee of my company's pension scheme (longevity and life expectancy trends being of considerable importance when funding pension schemes). I also once did a presentation to a local group on life expectancy (or as our pension scheme actuary refers to it, 'Die Another Day').

Out of the 100 oldest ever people (whose ages have been verified, anyway), 7 of them have been men.

A certain well-known on-line encyclopaedia used to list some cases in the top 100 which may originally have been accepted but subsequently some doubt was thrown on the validity of their claims. From memory there was one Japanese man who had claimed to be 119 or 120 (they've since removed these 'doubtful claims' from the list), but it was subsequently thought that he might 'only' have been 105 when he died. He had an older brother who died whilst very young, and the family had given him the same name as his deceased sibling, hence the confusion over exact birth dates.

I find it all quite interesting...some cases of extreme old age are actually offspring 'impersonating' a deceased parent in order to keep claiming pension or other benefits.

Apparently in Poland during the second world war, there was apparently a sudden jump in the average age of the population, as men claimed to be older than they were in order to avoid being called up to serve in the war on the grounds of age.

How come I can remember all this odd stuff and yet still come out of the supermarket without the main item I went in forhuh huh
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jan 7th, 2013, 10:17am

on Jan 7th, 2013, 09:15am, TheEllanory wrote:

How come I can remember all this odd stuff and yet still come out of the supermarket without the main item I went in forhuh huh


grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Pigeon on Jan 7th, 2013, 3:49pm

Imagine that there is a salt shaker in front of you.

Now pretend you are picking it up and tilt your head back with mouth open and tongue extended out.

Shake your salt shaker onto your tongue and your brain will fool you into thinking you are tasting salt.

cheesy
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jan 8th, 2013, 01:58am

If you toss a coin 10 times in a row and it lands heads up every time, the probability that it will land heads up on the 11th toss is still 50%.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jan 9th, 2013, 04:01am

I've got a cold now. Nothing too heavy but quite annoying. sad

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Jan 9th, 2013, 06:42am

Apple juice is better than orange juice. I used to prefer orange juice but not anymore
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Jan 9th, 2013, 08:00am

If you run into an a$$hole in the morning, then you've run into an a$$hole. If you're running into a$$holes all day long, then probably you're the a$$hole.

smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Susan13 on Jan 9th, 2013, 5:33pm

Somebody should sign this woman up. She could be the next Aretha Franklin.


Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jan 9th, 2013, 5:39pm

on Jan 9th, 2013, 5:33pm, Susan13 wrote:
Somebody should sign this woman up. She could be the next Aretha Franklin.



Well there is a minute of my life I will never get back! grin


Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jan 9th, 2013, 5:41pm

Therapeutic - what a nice sounding word. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jan 10th, 2013, 10:03am

For some reason I'm feeling very tired today.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jan 11th, 2013, 05:16am

I dreamt that I ate a purple banana last night. grin

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Jan 11th, 2013, 07:55am

on Jan 11th, 2013, 05:16am, Down And Out wrote:
I dreamt that I ate a purple banana last night. grin


Maybe that is why you are feeling tired, yesterday! grin

wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jan 12th, 2013, 07:39am

What a great band 10cc were. cool

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Pigeon on Jan 12th, 2013, 5:31pm

on Jan 12th, 2013, 07:39am, Down And Out wrote:
What a great band 10cc were. cool


Still are!

I know the drummer, Paul.

(Interestingly, we share the same forename, hometown, instrument and birthday!!)
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Jan 13th, 2013, 08:01am

Woke up all sad today! sad
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Jan 13th, 2013, 2:27pm

on Jan 12th, 2013, 5:31pm, Pigeon wrote:
Still are!

I know the drummer, Paul.

(Interestingly, we share the same forename, hometown, instrument and birthday!!)


cool
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jan 14th, 2013, 2:05pm

I love a nice juicy steak! smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jan 15th, 2013, 5:09pm

I'm probably the only person on this entire forum who has no interest in acquiring Steve Hackett's Genesis Revisited albums.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by HENRY on Jan 15th, 2013, 11:03pm

on Jan 15th, 2013, 5:09pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
I'm probably the only person on this entire forum who has no interest in acquiring Steve Hackett's Genesis Revisited albums.


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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jan 16th, 2013, 12:24am

When I have cheese on toast, I put butter/margarine on the toast before the cheese - is there any point in doing this? grin

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Jan 18th, 2013, 03:33am

Woke up and now cannot sleep! sad angry...Having a coffee! smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jan 18th, 2013, 03:43am

I never expected The Spanish Inquisition:



Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jan 18th, 2013, 04:11am

Gentle Giant's Playing The Fool live album is pretty good, but not as good as I expected. undecided
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Jan 19th, 2013, 4:14pm

Think I need a haircut! rolleyes
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on Jan 19th, 2013, 6:04pm

The wind is so noisy out there tonight that I think I won't be able of sleeping!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Jan 19th, 2013, 6:33pm

on Jan 19th, 2013, 6:04pm, Paloma wrote:
The wind is so noisy out there tonight that I think I won't be able of sleeping!


Count some sheep! smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jan 20th, 2013, 12:50am

It's so dark outside. grin

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Jan 21st, 2013, 08:47am

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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jan 21st, 2013, 2:52pm

Annie Haslam has (had?) the voice of an angel. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jan 21st, 2013, 4:20pm

Rush's Hemispheres, IQ's Dark Matter and Porcupine Tree's The Incident... a great night of music! cool
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jan 22nd, 2013, 10:13am

I hit 7000 posts 40 posts ago and I never even noticed.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Jan 22nd, 2013, 10:16am

on Jan 22nd, 2013, 10:13am, NoSonofVine wrote:
I hit 7000 posts 40 posts ago and I never even noticed.


Noni did 1.000 posts in one month.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jan 22nd, 2013, 11:12am

Nobody's won "Pointless" for a long time, so the jackpot has rolled over to about £19K. shocked cool

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jan 22nd, 2013, 1:27pm

I like to wonder about all the people who have signed up to this website, but have never said anything. grin tongue
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by TheEllanory on Jan 22nd, 2013, 2:42pm

Weird headline seen on a news website:

"Norway cheese fire closes tunnel"
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jan 23rd, 2013, 10:53am

Wednesday night is badminton night. smiley That's something I have in common with Neil's dad in "The Inbetweeners". Yikes! shocked grin wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Jan 23rd, 2013, 10:54am

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When I was in Vegas last weekend I saw a Kardashian. Apparently this one is called Kourtney. I texted my 19-year-old daughter, who promptly texted back, "Ugh, she's the worst one!"

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Jan 23rd, 2013, 12:09pm

Looks good to me! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by TheEllanory on Jan 24th, 2013, 06:35am

Last week we had a fire drill in my office (we have them every six months or so) so we all trooped outside to stand in the cold and shiver for a few minutes before being let back inside.

I had a new member of staff start today so as part of his 'induction' I said 'and if the fire alarm goes off you have to exist through the main doors or the fire exits at the side of building but we only had a drill last week so I don't suppose there will be one again for a while'.

Famous last words....guess what happened next?

(Go on, guess....betcha' can't work it out! wink )


Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by boredatwork on Jan 24th, 2013, 06:59am

on Jan 24th, 2013, 06:35am, TheEllanory wrote:
if the fire alarm goes off you have to exist through the main doors


Is it possible not to exist while going through the main doors at your office? That's pretty clever smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by TheEllanory on Jan 24th, 2013, 09:19am

on Jan 24th, 2013, 06:59am, boredatwork wrote:
Is it possible not to exist while going through the main doors at your office? That's pretty clever smiley


Hahahaha grin I do try and proof read everything before I post but obviously the odd mistake slips through!

Sometimes I do feel I'm entering some sort of twilight zone as I go into the office, and maybe I don't exist outside of the office..... (I think we need a sort of ghostly smiley here)
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Jan 24th, 2013, 10:48am

I don't think we ever solved the mystery of James the corn cracker...?
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jan 24th, 2013, 12:53pm

on Jan 23rd, 2013, 10:54am, Dust wrote:
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When I was in Vegas last weekend I saw a Kardashian. Apparently this one is called Kourtney. I texted my 19-year-old daughter, who promptly texted back, "Ugh, she's the worst one!"


Last time I was in Vegas Kobe Bryant was at the next table. Apparently this was a big deal to my person. grin


I've been to the South Beach restaurant that Rod Stewart frequents 3 times now, and I don't even like it that much. Not seen Rod either! Just Drew Barrymore, Michael Jordan and Pitbull. rolleyes
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jan 25th, 2013, 01:49am

One man went to mow, went to mow a meadow...

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by TheEllanory on Jan 25th, 2013, 11:04am

Crisp packet sell by dates are always on a Saturday.

(I'm waiting for the myriad of emails which tells me this isn't so, but I thought the above statement had more impact than 'many crisp packet sell by dates are dated on a Saturday).

For our US friends: crisp = chip
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Jan 25th, 2013, 11:25am

I got home last night, and neither my cable TV nor my internet service was working. They lost our last payment and shut it off without so much as a phone call. I was pissed.

So my wife and I watched a DVD (Looper, a nifty little time-travel thriller with Bruce Willis), then I read my book (The Life of Pi, which is excellent so far) while listening to some music (A Trick of the Tail and Wind and Wuthering).

It was an excellent evening! smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Jan 25th, 2013, 1:04pm

My girlfriend and I have seen each other for 4 years! shocked rolleyes grin

I've known her for (4) years!... cheesy

laugh laugh
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by boredatwork on Jan 25th, 2013, 1:26pm

on Jan 25th, 2013, 1:04pm, Noni wrote:
My girlfriend and I have seen each other for 4 years! shocked rolleyes grin

I've known her for (4) years!... cheesy

laugh laugh

Happy 4th anniversary Noni! smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Jan 25th, 2013, 1:31pm

Burkino Faso are beating Ethiopia 2-0
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jan 26th, 2013, 02:14am

It's the weekend - yippee! smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Jan 26th, 2013, 10:11am

on Jan 25th, 2013, 1:26pm, boredatwork wrote:
Happy 4th anniversary Noni! smiley


She reminded me! smiley I met her in a bar and fell in love! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Jan 26th, 2013, 10:47am


Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ChocolateSurprise on Jan 26th, 2013, 12:10pm

Pronking! grin My new favourite word! cheesy
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Jan 26th, 2013, 12:32pm

on Jan 26th, 2013, 12:10pm, ChocolateSurprise wrote:
Pronking! grin My new favourite word! cheesy


You like jumping in the air on all fours? rolleyes

grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ChocolateSurprise on Jan 26th, 2013, 12:35pm

on Jan 26th, 2013, 12:32pm, Noni wrote:
You like jumping in the air on all fours? rolleyes

grin


Only when I'm happy!! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Jan 26th, 2013, 5:10pm

Seems like Don Henley has stopped making records. That's a shame. I like him.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jan 26th, 2013, 5:25pm

I hot tubbed, steamed and sauna'd (?) so much today I don't know if I even exist anymore.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jan 27th, 2013, 05:24am

Voodoo Room - the Cream/Hendrix tribute band I saw last night - were excellent.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by HENRY on Jan 27th, 2013, 05:27am

De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jan 28th, 2013, 09:40am

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I saw one of these salons in the Harlequin Centre the other day. Now I know where Geddy, Alex and Neil get their hair done when they're in Watford! grin

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jan 28th, 2013, 1:27pm

Ozric Tentacles is clearly a very talented and diverse band, and although I own only two of their albums at the moment (Curious Corn and Waterfall Cities), they're currently one of my least favourite bands of the prog genre. shocked Their songs can be rather hectic, directionless and random, and though they have some great moments, they fly by in an instant. undecided It's this sort of thing that's making me avoid bands like The Flower Kings and Transatlantic. At the moment I'm happy exploring traditional progressive rock and neo-progressive rock. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jan 29th, 2013, 03:23am

I wonder if Burgergate has affected Tesco's sales figures.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jan 29th, 2013, 06:09am

My favourite flavour of Uncle Ben's rice is Tandoori flavour. And only 186 cals! cool
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Jan 29th, 2013, 10:46am

on Jan 28th, 2013, 1:27pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
Ozric Tentacles is clearly a very talented and diverse band, and although I own only two of their albums at the moment (Curious Corn and Waterfall Cities), they're currently one of my least favourite bands of the prog genre. shocked Their songs can be rather hectic, directionless and random, and though they have some great moments, they fly by in an instant. undecided It's this sort of thing that's making me avoid bands like The Flower Kings and Transatlantic. At the moment I'm happy exploring traditional progressive rock and neo-progressive rock. smiley


Have you heard of Twelfth Night? Great band smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jan 30th, 2013, 03:20am

Gadzooks, 'ere we go again!

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by HENRY on Jan 30th, 2013, 03:46am


Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jan 30th, 2013, 03:51am

Receiving those five live albums for Christmas has made me now obsessed with live albums. cheesy I keep looking up my favourite bands and locating their ideal live album. I've always liked live albums but it's just dawned on me just how important they are.

Planning on listening to ELP live later today. cool
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jan 30th, 2013, 09:04am

I think that the term "genius" is overused, but I genuinely believe that as songwriters, Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson definitely are geniuses. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jan 31st, 2013, 10:10am

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"Simples!"

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Jan 31st, 2013, 10:50am

on Jan 30th, 2013, 09:04am, Down And Out wrote:
I think that the term "genius" is overused, but I genuinely believe that as songwriters, Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson definitely are geniuses. smiley


Genuine Geniuses.

I want to be in that band.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jan 31st, 2013, 1:07pm

on Jan 31st, 2013, 10:10am, Down And Out wrote:
[ Meerkat ]

"Simples!"


I love meerkats! cheesy Makes me miss watching Meerkat Manor. sad
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Jan 31st, 2013, 1:08pm

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No, I haven't seen the film, nor am I likely to until it shows up on my TV some Saturday afternoon, but damn. I've been a fan of this Gemma since she was in that awful James Bond movie.

Yeah, yeah, I know... creepy middle-aged guy drooling over a girl young enough to be his daughter. Save it.

tongue
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jan 31st, 2013, 1:15pm

Every Thursday evening I enjoy watching the martial arts class happening in the building opposite this one. The building has large windows so you can easily see inside, and I have a good view from my third floor university room (fourth floor in American English). I admire the skills of the people participating in these classes.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Feb 1st, 2013, 1:45pm

As usual, almost everybody's late for the party.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Feb 1st, 2013, 4:48pm

on Jan 31st, 2013, 1:15pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
third floor university room (fourth floor in American English).


Is that true? cheesy
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 1st, 2013, 6:48pm

on Feb 1st, 2013, 4:48pm, Merryman72 wrote:
Is that true? cheesy


Yes.

In British English, the floor sequence goes: Ground Floor, 1, 2, 3, etc.

In American English it goes: 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 1st, 2013, 6:51pm

A new theme is needed.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Feb 2nd, 2013, 03:00am

I couldn't think of anything original to post here. wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Feb 2nd, 2013, 04:50am

on Feb 2nd, 2013, 03:00am, Down And Out wrote:
I couldn't think of anything original to post here. wink


That's original smiley smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Feb 2nd, 2013, 07:10am

on Feb 1st, 2013, 6:48pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
Yes.

In British English, the floor sequence goes: Ground Floor, 1, 2, 3, etc.

In American English it goes: 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.


You learn something new every day smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 2nd, 2013, 5:42pm

I've loaded up my iPod Nano with plenty of great albums to enjoy for the oncoming week of university, including three monster albums that I've put off listening to for too long:

Threshold - Critical Mass
Steve Wilson - Grace For Drowning
Marillion - Marbles

cool
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Feb 2nd, 2013, 9:50pm

Nobody told me there'd be days like this. Strange days, indeed.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Feb 3rd, 2013, 04:54am

Wibble wobble.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Feb 3rd, 2013, 08:48am

on Feb 2nd, 2013, 5:42pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
Steve Wilson - Grace For Drowning


Watch out for the first few minutes of "Raider II". Listen very carefully, very loud. Scariest thing on my iPod.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Feb 3rd, 2013, 09:41am

I was in Leipzig today.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 3rd, 2013, 10:34am

on Feb 3rd, 2013, 08:48am, Merryman72 wrote:
Watch out for the first few minutes of "Raider II". Listen very carefully, very loud. Scariest thing on my iPod.


Is there a sudden blood-curdling scream or something? Eek... undecided
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Feb 3rd, 2013, 11:42am

on Feb 3rd, 2013, 10:34am, NoSonofVine wrote:
Is there a sudden blood-curdling scream or something? Eek... undecided


Haha, no, nothing like that!! Just excellent musical tension. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Feb 3rd, 2013, 1:14pm

the earth isn't dying,it's protecting itself from man's atrocities
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Feb 3rd, 2013, 1:39pm

on Feb 3rd, 2013, 1:14pm, supernatural wrote:
the earth isn't dying,it's protecting itself from man's atrocities


I agree! smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 3rd, 2013, 3:45pm

on Feb 3rd, 2013, 11:42am, Merryman72 wrote:
Haha, no, nothing like that!! Just excellent musical tension. smiley


Oh, OK. tongue
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 3rd, 2013, 3:48pm

Marbles was utterly awesome, and though it began to run out of steam towards the end, the supreme Neverland was a glorious finale. It's an overlong album IMHO, but I thoroughly enjoyed it nonetheless. cool smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Feb 4th, 2013, 03:53am

Led Zeppelin and Renaissance could be regarded as a kind of Ying and Yang, since they both emerged from the ashes of The Yardbirds. That said, the initial Renaissance line up was completely different from the "classic" 1970s line up of Annie Haslam et al.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Feb 4th, 2013, 05:04am

on Feb 4th, 2013, 03:53am, Down And Out wrote:
Led Zeppelin and Renaissance could be regarded as a kind of Ying and Yang, since they both emerged from the ashes of The Yardbirds. That said, the initial Renaissance line up was completely different from the "classic" 1970s line up of Annie Haslam et al.


That is funny isn't it? And didn't the Yardbirds also start Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck's careers?
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Feb 4th, 2013, 1:10pm

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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Feb 5th, 2013, 08:32am

Tomorrow is the mid point of another week.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Feb 6th, 2013, 01:28am

There's a bad smell round here - I'm leaving...

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by HENRY on Feb 6th, 2013, 01:50am

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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 6th, 2013, 02:10am

on Feb 6th, 2013, 01:28am, Down And Out wrote:
There's a bad smell round here - I'm leaving...


huh
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by HENRY on Feb 6th, 2013, 02:39am

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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 6th, 2013, 05:23am

The above image is ridiculously big. angry
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Feb 6th, 2013, 05:42am

on Feb 6th, 2013, 05:23am, NoSonofVine wrote:
The above image is ridiculously big. angry

huh Not for me. It fits perfectly on my screen without any disruption.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 6th, 2013, 10:40am

on Feb 6th, 2013, 05:42am, Dust wrote:
huh Not for me. It fits perfectly on my screen without any disruption.


But for some people, mega large images take a long time to load and can slow down the computer.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Feb 6th, 2013, 2:39pm

on Feb 6th, 2013, 10:40am, NoSonofVine wrote:
But for some people, mega large images take a long time to load and can slow down the computer.


I remember when that used to happen to me when I had a slower/smaller computer, it is annoying.

But I don't think anybody does it on purpose. undecided
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 7th, 2013, 03:10am

Fitter. Happier. More productive.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Feb 7th, 2013, 04:46am

greenhouse tomatoes, not gases

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Feb 7th, 2013, 09:50am

Plastic Fruit:


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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Feb 7th, 2013, 09:59am

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See this? This is this. This ain't something else. This... is this.


Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Feb 7th, 2013, 10:07am

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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Feb 8th, 2013, 04:29am

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"Got any ketchup?"

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Feb 8th, 2013, 08:22am

Poor little birdie! sad
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Feb 8th, 2013, 10:47am

Front page headline of my newspaper today:

"Meat in Findus 'beef' lasagne was 100% horse"

Yikes! shocked Other than steaks and Sunday roasting joints, I'm going to avoid eating "beef" for a while. So no burgers, pies, lasagnes, spaghetti bolognaises, etc. undecided

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Feb 9th, 2013, 11:37am

After it snows, when the sun is out but the temperature is below freezing, the snow on my car melts and freezes at the same time, leaving little chunks of ice that slide right off the roof. I like that. cool
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Feb 9th, 2013, 5:35pm

on Feb 8th, 2013, 10:47am, Down And Out wrote:
Front page headline of my newspaper today:

"Meat in Findus 'beef' lasagne was 100% horse"

Yikes! shocked Other than steaks and Sunday roasting joints, I'm going to avoid eating "beef" for a while. So no burgers, pies, lasagnes, spaghetti bolognaises, etc. undecided


Sun headline today: "Horse in school dinners". to be fair, it was Hogwarts, he was an honoured guest! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Feb 10th, 2013, 04:54am

It's Sunday, so I had a nice lie in this morning. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Feb 10th, 2013, 2:33pm

Are zebras white with black stripes or black with white stripes?

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Feb 10th, 2013, 2:55pm

on Feb 10th, 2013, 2:33pm, Down And Out wrote:
Are zebras white with black stripes or black with white stripes?


Depends where they come from! laugh

grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 10th, 2013, 3:15pm

on Feb 10th, 2013, 2:33pm, Down And Out wrote:
Are zebras white with black stripes or black with white stripes?


Black with white stripes. I read an animal book once that confirmed it.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by PhillyPhilPhil on Feb 10th, 2013, 3:18pm

Sega is actually descended from two different companies, both founded by Americans in Japan.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 11th, 2013, 06:11am

Remember that time when Tony Banks "had a bad stomach" after squeaking a chair? grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Feb 11th, 2013, 3:35pm

Never pass judgement on someone until you've walked a mile in his shoes.

'cause then you're a mile away. And you've got his shoes.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ChocolateSurprise on Feb 11th, 2013, 4:11pm

It's my elder brother's Birthday today. He's 61!! shocked
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Hackenbacker on Feb 11th, 2013, 11:34pm

I regret to inform you all that Jimmy has stopped cracking corn. And I do care.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Feb 12th, 2013, 11:34am

Only four people out of the one hundred polled by "Pointless" knew that the song performed by both Nina Simone and Muse is Feeling Good. shocked

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 12th, 2013, 11:37am

on Feb 12th, 2013, 11:34am, Down And Out wrote:
Only four people out of the one hundred polled by "Pointless" knew that the song performed by both Nina Simone and Muse is Feeling Good. shocked


Good grief! undecided
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 12th, 2013, 12:01pm

Random album ranking: Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Emerson, Lake & Palmer

The Three Fates
The Barbarian
Knife-Edge
Take A Pebble
Lucky Man
Tank
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Feb 12th, 2013, 1:20pm

on Feb 12th, 2013, 12:01pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
Random album ranking: Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Emerson, Lake & Palmer

The Three Fates
The Barbarian
Knife-Edge
Take A Pebble
Lucky Man
Tank


Nice tracks!! smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 12th, 2013, 1:55pm

on Feb 12th, 2013, 1:20pm, Noni wrote:
Nice tracks!! smiley


Yeah, though to be honest, the album is far from one of my favourite prog albums despite its high status as one of the best ever. It has some wonderful moments, including the entirety of The Three Fates (which is easily the best track IMHO) but it's also rather patchy and awkward at times. Mainly, the song Tank, which is a complete mess to my ears. Lucky Man is nice, though it doesn't really work as a closing track, and Take A Pebble is all over the place (though interesting at times). Lastly, The Barbarian and Knife-Edge are merely okay. I give the album a so-so score of 6/10.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Feb 12th, 2013, 4:54pm

on Feb 12th, 2013, 11:34am, Down And Out wrote:
Only four people out of the one hundred polled by "Pointless" knew that the song performed by both Nina Simone and Muse is Feeling Good. shocked


shocked

I was quite surprised yesterday when only 14 out of 100 people knew that the family that Mary Poppins stayed with was the Banks family. The line "Jane and Michael Banks" has been ingrained in my memory for as long as I can remember cheesy
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Feb 12th, 2013, 7:22pm

on Feb 12th, 2013, 4:54pm, Merryman72 wrote:
I was quite surprised yesterday when only 14 out of 100 people knew that the family that Mary Poppins stayed with was the Banks family. The line "Jane and Michael Banks" has been ingrained in my memory for as long as I can remember cheesy

I loved that movie thirty years before you were born... but I wouldn't have remembered Banks family.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 13th, 2013, 06:28am

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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Feb 13th, 2013, 07:32am

Steve Hackett is one day older than Peter Gabriel.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Feb 13th, 2013, 07:52am

......like a sleepy blue ocean...
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Feb 13th, 2013, 08:34am

My wife has decided for me that we will be attending our son's girlfriend's college graduation... five hours away. Okay, they've been together for five years, and she may eventually become my daughter-in-law, but still....
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Feb 13th, 2013, 09:55am

The bass on Substitute by The Who is awesome. cool

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Feb 13th, 2013, 7:12pm

Had a steak and kidney pie today! smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Feb 14th, 2013, 05:55am

Absolute Radio have been playing this song quite a lot recently:



I really like it! smiley A sort of cross between Coldplay and Ed Sheeran perhaps, so let that be your guide. wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 14th, 2013, 2:51pm

Random album ranking: Camel - I Can See Your House From Here

Who We Are
Ice
Eye Of The Storm
Wait
Your Love Is Stranger Than Mine
Survival/Hymn To Her
Neon Magic
Remote Romance
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Feb 15th, 2013, 01:28am

I'm liking the fact that it is getting lighter earlier in the mornings. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by TheEllanory on Feb 15th, 2013, 11:15am

It's the birthday of someone in the office, so as is traditional, they brought in cakes.

Normally cookies (or anything on special offer in the supermarket) is provided but today the birthday boy brought in Battenberg cake.

I haven't seen Battenberg cake for years and to be honest I didn't know anyone was still making it!


Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Feb 15th, 2013, 4:00pm

on Feb 15th, 2013, 11:15am, TheEllanory wrote:
It's the birthday of someone in the office, so as is traditional, they brought in cakes.

Normally cookies (or anything on special offer in the supermarket) is provided but today the birthday boy brought in Battenberg cake.

I haven't seen Battenberg cake for years and to be honest I didn't know anyone was still making it!



Both Lyons and Mr Kipling.

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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Feb 16th, 2013, 03:57am

Charity and Declan give in to passion.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Feb 16th, 2013, 05:15am

I'm playing all the right notes but not necessarily in the right order
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Feb 16th, 2013, 10:42am

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What a pretty spider, as spiders go! grin I hate spiders too..

It appears to have an image on it's back... wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Feb 16th, 2013, 12:04pm

on Feb 16th, 2013, 10:42am, Noni wrote:
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What a pretty spider, as spiders go! grin I hate spiders too..

It appears to have an image on it's back... wink


It looks like it's been to Rio carnival
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Feb 17th, 2013, 02:42am

There were more replies to the pancake thread than there were to the Valentines thread. Does this mean that pancakes are more important than love to forum members? grin

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by TheEllanory on Feb 17th, 2013, 02:47am

on Feb 17th, 2013, 02:42am, Down And Out wrote:
There were more replies to the pancake thread than there were to the Valentines thread. Does this mean that pancakes are more important than love to forum members? grin


Being the old romantic softy that I am, I prefer to think that on the 14th, everyone had an evening of 'lurve' and were too busy engaged in romantically staring into their partner's eyes over a candlelit dinner, than logging onto the forum.

(Me, I went to my usual Thursday night exercise class!).
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by HENRY on Feb 17th, 2013, 03:08am

Pancakes rule!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Feb 17th, 2013, 05:52am

on Feb 17th, 2013, 02:42am, Down And Out wrote:
There were more replies to the pancake thread than there were to the Valentines thread. Does this mean that pancakes are more important than love to forum members? grin

The toilet thread clobbered them both. Does this mean....?
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Feb 17th, 2013, 12:24pm

on Feb 17th, 2013, 05:52am, Dust wrote:
The toilet thread clobbered them both.

Oh cr@p...

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Feb 17th, 2013, 12:49pm

on Feb 17th, 2013, 12:24pm, Down And Out wrote:
Oh cr@p...


Sh*t no, not again! smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Feb 18th, 2013, 02:17am

Some BBC journalists are on a 24 hour strike. Hence BBC Breakfast is being fronted by some non-entity behind a desk and the screen features a BBC News channel style ticker at the bottom. There is no sign of Bill, Susanna, Charlie nor Louise. Pah, rubbish!

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 18th, 2013, 03:46am

We are now on Page 23. I can't stand the number 23... angry tongue
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Feb 18th, 2013, 05:52am

on Feb 18th, 2013, 03:46am, NoSonofVine wrote:
We are now on Page 23. I can't stand the number 23... angry tongue

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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by CountingOutTime on Feb 18th, 2013, 11:32am

How much does this burger actually have to do with London? Are there any Londonburgers joints in London, or is this just another case of America bastardizing British food?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cBSVJJs45XE
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 19th, 2013, 04:00am

I can't quite work out exactly why 23 is a number I thoroughly dislike, but I think it's because they're both rather dull numbers, and because they're consecutive. I've never much liked consecutive numbers, and therefore 23 is the worst possible combination. That's why they made that rather daft film on it - it's an unpopular number that's awfully common.

On a totally unrelated and random note, I think that King Crimson's Islands is a brilliant and somewhat underrated album. cool It doesn't quite grab you on the first two to four plays, but eventually it does, and when it does you suddenly realise just how powerful, moving and complex it is (save for the song "Ladies Of The Road" which is the only bad track). It's a great follow-up to the exceptional Lizard. I hope to finally get around to hearing Starless And Bible Black and Red soon. Those are the last two King Crimson albums in their classic era. King Crimson is a band that I very much like now; at first, I didn't really agree with their frightening and noisy sound, but I love it now. cool
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Feb 19th, 2013, 05:41am

I bought a packet of Hula Hoops, partly because the packet promised me a free music download. Although the best before date on the packet is 22/06/2013, when I went to the website mentioned, it said 2012 promotions had finished and I should look out for 2013 promotions. So no music download for me.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on Feb 19th, 2013, 07:41am

Don't you hate it when you have some plans and they all are ruined in just some minutes ...... tongue
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Feb 19th, 2013, 08:03am

My son has passed on some great concerts on the campus of his university because tickets are often expensive. He bought tickets for Lady Gaga because she is his girlfriend's favorite, and they were going to spend the weekend together. Now Gaga has cancelled the show, and I feel bad for him.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by raelthing on Feb 19th, 2013, 10:52am

I told the little one to go to her room for three minutes yesterday. Layla is three and a half years old. I went into to get her three minutes and she said to me. Sending me to my room doesn't work but the naughty step does. She is too clever lol
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Feb 20th, 2013, 03:16am

I woke up, smelt the coffee and it was good. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 20th, 2013, 04:57am

Because Canterbury is near the English coast, we get lots of seagulls. At the moment, there's a massive flock of them on one of the university roofs. Sometimes I like to wonder why they're not bored with life, because they're just standing there, staring into space, occasionally shifting so other seagulls can land, perfectly content, unable to do anything other than exist...
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Feb 20th, 2013, 07:33am

on Feb 19th, 2013, 04:00am, NoSonofVine wrote:
I can't quite work out exactly why 23 is a number I thoroughly dislike, but I think it's because they're both rather dull numbers, and because they're consecutive. I've never much liked consecutive numbers, and therefore 23 is the worst possible combination. That's why they made that rather daft film on it - it's an unpopular number that's awfully common.


Always thought the numbers 13 was disliked more.. First time I knew about 23?
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Feb 20th, 2013, 10:22am

Polenta is definitely not my favourite side dish.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by PhillyPhilPhil on Feb 20th, 2013, 1:54pm

The first YouTube post was of co-creator Jawed Karim at the zoo. It was posted at 8:27 PM on April 23, 2005.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNQXAC9IVRw
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ChocolateSurprise on Feb 20th, 2013, 2:31pm

I have a new cooker hood! (extractor fan) cheesy
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Feb 20th, 2013, 5:16pm

The little emblem on the pocket of my dress shirt is supposed to be a polo pony, but it actually looks more like one of those Death Riders from The Lord of the Rings. tongue
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Feb 21st, 2013, 03:46am

Supermarket own brand budget tissues are a false economy. It is impossible to remove just one at a time and hence you get through the box twice as quickly.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Feb 21st, 2013, 11:01am

It's very surprising to me that somebody as geeky and annoying as Justin Timberlake in N'Sync could earn my respect over the years. I would have never thought that, just goes to show....
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Feb 21st, 2013, 11:06am

He was in N'Sync? shocked The only thing I really know about them is that they did that version of "Trashing the Camp" from Tarzan with Phil Collins and so they are on the DVD extras talking about how great it is to work with the Phil Collins... cheesy Must be about a decade since I watched that!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on Feb 21st, 2013, 2:35pm

It is moving when among all the corrupted politicians, cuts and problems that we have in this country you learn that someone, anonymously, is helping a few families to survive every week.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Feb 21st, 2013, 3:16pm

on Feb 21st, 2013, 11:01am, Lily wrote:
It's very surprising to me that somebody as geeky and annoying as Justin Timberlake in N'Sync could earn my respect over the years. I would have never thought that, just goes to show....

Agreed. I thought he was great in The Social Network and his SNL comedy bits.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Feb 21st, 2013, 4:33pm

on Feb 21st, 2013, 2:35pm, Paloma wrote:
It is moving when among all the corrupted politicians, cuts and problems that we have in this country you learn that someone, anonymously, is helping a few families to survive every week.


It's the people that take care of their own and not the government!..
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Feb 21st, 2013, 4:57pm

5000 posts for Noni - congratulations. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Feb 21st, 2013, 5:00pm

on Feb 21st, 2013, 4:57pm, Down And Out wrote:
5000 posts for Noni - congratulations. smiley


Must be the all those games we play! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 21st, 2013, 5:03pm

I have another piano concert coming up. Currently in the process of choosing the songs that I'm going to perform.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Feb 21st, 2013, 5:17pm

on Feb 21st, 2013, 11:06am, Merryman72 wrote:
He was in N'Sync? shocked The only thing I really know about them is that they did that version of "Trashing the Camp" from Tarzan with Phil Collins and so they are on the DVD extras talking about how great it is to work with the Phil Collins... cheesy Must be about a decade since I watched that!


Yes, he growd up good! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Feb 21st, 2013, 5:20pm

on Feb 21st, 2013, 3:16pm, Dust wrote:
Agreed. I thought he was great in The Social Network and his SNL comedy bits.


SNL he excels, great comedic timing.




grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Feb 22nd, 2013, 01:09am

It's Friday - yippee! grin

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Feb 22nd, 2013, 09:25am

BREAKING NEWS FOR North American FORUMITES:

Justin Timberlake is hosting and musical guest on SNL March 9th. grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Feb 22nd, 2013, 10:51am

Now that a lot of the forum riff raff have disappeared to deepest darkest Wales, we can reintroduce some sanity to the forum. wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Feb 22nd, 2013, 10:54am

I have two sisters but neither live in Monmouth.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Feb 22nd, 2013, 10:56am

I lived in Wales, Llantwit Major, near Barry. Nice place! smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Feb 22nd, 2013, 11:38am

I love the Ladies of Llangollen.

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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Feb 22nd, 2013, 1:00pm

on Feb 22nd, 2013, 10:56am, Noni wrote:
I lived in Wales, Llantwit Major, near Barry. Nice place! smiley

What a coincidence... I used to live near Barry. Barry Slippenstein from Binghampton, New York! smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Feb 22nd, 2013, 1:38pm

on Feb 22nd, 2013, 1:00pm, Dust wrote:
Slippenstein


This is Burg Fleckenstein

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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Feb 22nd, 2013, 1:43pm

on Feb 22nd, 2013, 10:54am, Merryman72 wrote:
I have two sisters but neither live in Monmouth.


Me either! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Feb 24th, 2013, 06:50am

If I'd have had bacon,I would've had a bacon butty this morning
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Feb 24th, 2013, 06:53am

on Feb 24th, 2013, 06:50am, supernatural wrote:
If I'd have had bacon,I would've had a bacon butty this morning


I did and I did have! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Feb 24th, 2013, 07:25am

on Feb 24th, 2013, 06:53am, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
I did and I did have! grin
tongue
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Feb 24th, 2013, 08:28am

on Feb 24th, 2013, 06:53am, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
I did and I did have! grin


Im feeling jealous now! cheesy
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Feb 24th, 2013, 09:34am

on Feb 24th, 2013, 08:28am, Noni wrote:
Im feeling jealous now! cheesy


So am I! Will have to get some bacon
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Feb 24th, 2013, 12:35pm

At Ruislip social club last night, the guest ale was called "Chip 'n' Chase". Given the England rugby team's win against France earlier in the day, it was the perfect choice. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 24th, 2013, 2:59pm

Random album ranking: Muse - Black Holes And Revelations

Map Of The Problematique
Starlight
Supermassive Black Hole
Knights Of Cydonia
Invincible
Take A Bow
City Of Delusion
Glorious
Exo-Politics
Soldier's Poem
Assassin
Hoodoo
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Feb 24th, 2013, 4:08pm

I'm going to join NoSon with a random album ranking of my own: Keane - Perfect Symmetry

  1. Playing Along
  2. You Don't See Me
  3. The Lovers Are Losing
  4. Love Is The End
  5. Perfect Symmetry
  6. Pretend That You're Alone
  7. Again and Again
  8. Black Burning Heart
  9. Better Than This
  10. Spiralling
  11. You Haven't Told Me Anything


The top 2 here are as good as many a Genesis song in my book! The others are just quite good.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 24th, 2013, 5:46pm

No matter how many times I listen to Newton Faulkner's Rebuilt By Humans album, I'm left speechless. Albums as perfectly consistent as that are supremely rare. It's an album where absolutely every chord, lyric and moment matters. I've decided to stop putting my all-time favourite albums in lists because now I have far too many favourites to rank them fairly, but I'll just say this - Rebuilt By Humans is, in my honest opinion of course, sheer godlike bliss that no future release by any artist will ever top. Almost everything I adore so much about music is represented on it.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 25th, 2013, 06:12am

I've decided I'm going to re-delete Misunderstanding and Please Don't Ask from the album Duke on my iTunes. One day I decided to add them back to the album, but after listening it today, I wished I had never done so. Misunderstanding kills the epic beauty built up with Man Of Our Times, and Please Don't Ask does the same for Cul-De-Sac (though to a lesser extent). I know it may be controversial to remove songs from the listening experience, but to me, without these two songs buggering it up Duke goes from being a very good album to an excellent album. So why leave them on there if I'm just going to skip them each and every time?
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Feb 25th, 2013, 06:32am

Aww! I love "Please Don't Ask"! tongue
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Feb 25th, 2013, 07:17am

Priests' Socks

Father Ted: That's right, Dougal. You see, ordinary shops sell what look like black socks, but if you look closely, you'll see that they're very, very, very, very, very, very, very dark blue.

Father Dougal: That's true. I thought my Uncle Tommy was wearing black socks, but when I looked at them closely, they were just very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very dark blue.

Father Ted: Never buy black socks from a normal shop.

[Whispers to Dougal]

Father Ted: They shaft you every time!

[Dougal looks worried]

laugh laugh laugh

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Feb 25th, 2013, 12:19pm

on Feb 25th, 2013, 06:12am, NoSonofVine wrote:
I've decided I'm going to re-delete Misunderstanding and Please Don't Ask from the album Duke on my iTunes. One day I decided to add them back to the album, but after listening it today, I wished I had never done so. Misunderstanding kills the epic beauty built up with Man Of Our Times, and Please Don't Ask does the same for Cul-De-Sac (though to a lesser extent). I know it may be controversial to remove songs from the listening experience, but to me, without these two songs buggering it up Duke goes from being a very good album to an excellent album. So why leave them on there if I'm just going to skip them each and every time?


Why delete them? just set up a playlist of your preferrred version of the album!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ChocolateSurprise on Feb 25th, 2013, 12:50pm

Time for pilates....... rolleyes
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ChocolateSurprise on Feb 25th, 2013, 12:53pm

Time for post number 22,000 first though! shocked

(I talk far too much rubbish!!) rolleyes
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Feb 25th, 2013, 1:06pm

on Feb 25th, 2013, 12:53pm, ChocolateSurprise wrote:
Time for post number 22,000 first though! shocked



I raise my hat.

wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 25th, 2013, 1:14pm

on Feb 25th, 2013, 12:53pm, ChocolateSurprise wrote:
Time for post number 22,000 first though! shocked

(I talk far too much rubbish!!) rolleyes


22 is my favourite number. grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Feb 26th, 2013, 03:00am

"Fear, she's the mother of violence."

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 26th, 2013, 04:06am

I just found out why my laptop has been loading webpages (especially the forum) slower than usual. Apparently, I had a virus toolbar that installed itself onto my browser. You know, one of those toolbars that jumps onto your system when you least expect it, attempting to force you to pay for its services. Because Google Chrome quarantined the virus at the time that I got, it didn't tell me the toolbar existed, and left it hidden within the browser without removing it entirely. Chrome now just asked me "do want to permanantly remove this unused feature?" and now it's fully gone I can load pages much quicker. Hooray! smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Feb 26th, 2013, 07:44am

Whenever I hear Adele's Skyfall on the TV or radio, I feel the urge to play Muse's Supremacy. Whilst the Adele track is a pretty good Bond theme, I think that the Muse track would've been a far better choice. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Feb 26th, 2013, 08:05am

Just because there are only five cookies left in the box, it doesn't mean you have to eat them all right now. undecided
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by HENRY on Feb 26th, 2013, 08:34am

on Feb 26th, 2013, 08:05am, Dust wrote:
Just because there are only five cookies left in the box, it doesn't mean you have to eat them all right now. undecided


Yes it does.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Feb 26th, 2013, 10:24am

on Feb 25th, 2013, 12:50pm, ChocolateSurprise wrote:
Time for pilates....... rolleyes


Avast me harties! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Feb 26th, 2013, 11:20am

The title track on A Trick of the Tail is deceptively tricky to play on piano. And I'm only as far as the verse...
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Feb 26th, 2013, 12:39pm

This is my 2222nd post. I remember vividly, when No Son Of Vine had his 3333rd.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 26th, 2013, 1:41pm

on Feb 26th, 2013, 07:44am, Down And Out wrote:
Whenever I hear Adele's Skyfall on the TV or radio, I feel the urge to play Muse's Supremacy. Whilst the Adele track is a pretty good Bond theme, I think that the Muse track would've been a far better choice. smiley


I like that song a little bit, but the way his voice goes all high, slightly similar to the style in Micro Cuts... it's kind of off-putting. At one point I'm going to play The 2nd Law again and try to get back into it. I don't hate it, I just have this strange spite for it, because at first, I accepted the music as "not bad", fearing it wouldn't be very good because of the dubstep rumours. And now, having got into their heavier stuff (and because The Resistance is absolutely monumental) I really T2L had been better instead of merely "not bad".

Speaking of Muse, yesterday I found out that I've been pronouncing the song name Megalomania wrong. I always pronounced it meg-AL-o-MAY-nee-uh, but the correct pronunciation is MEG-luh-MAY-nee-uh. Yet another thing I have to adjust my pronunciation for... rolleyes tongue Great song anyway. Church organs can be really cool when used at the right time.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 26th, 2013, 2:01pm

Porcupine Tree's Halo and the long intro to The Cure's Fascination Street would go together excellently as a song mashup! When done right, song mashups can be epic. cool
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Feb 27th, 2013, 01:31am

on Feb 26th, 2013, 1:41pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
I like that song a little bit, but the way his voice goes all high, slightly similar to the style in Micro Cuts... it's kind of off-putting. At one point I'm going to play The 2nd Law again and try to get back into it. I don't hate it, I just have this strange spite for it, because at first, I accepted the music as "not bad", fearing it wouldn't be very good because of the dubstep rumours. And now, having got into their heavier stuff (and because The Resistance is absolutely monumental) I really T2L had been better instead of merely "not bad".

Speaking of Muse, yesterday I found out that I've been pronouncing the song name Megalomania wrong. I always pronounced it meg-AL-o-MAY-nee-uh, but the correct pronunciation is MEG-luh-MAY-nee-uh. Yet another thing I have to adjust my pronunciation for... rolleyes tongue Great song anyway. Church organs can be really cool when used at the right time.

I think that Matt's vocal performance on Supremacy is amazing. As you know, I am not so keen on his vocals on Micro Cuts. I have a live version of Megalomania from The Royal Albert Hall where Matt plays it on the beast, i.e. The Royal Albert Hall's organ - it is fantastic. cool

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Feb 27th, 2013, 01:33am

I notice that the TV channel formerly known as "ITV1" has reverted to plain old "ITV". It reminds me of the days of just 3 TV channels. grin

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 27th, 2013, 05:47am

I am still continuing my tradition of playing Yes's Fragile and ELP's Tarkus one after the other, swapping them around each time. They complement each other perfectly in my book (both released in 1971 as well!) but according to ProgArchives, Fragile is the 13th most popular progressive rock album of all time, while Tarkus isn't even in the top 100! shocked shocked shocked It does appear in the top 100 UK prog albums however, but at no. 81 - still pretty low for such a classic! undecided
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Feb 28th, 2013, 03:24am

Two years ago today, I joined this wonderful forum! smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Feb 28th, 2013, 06:34am

The next CD to land on my door step will be The Yes Album. And because "Y" is near the end of the alphabet, this will entail minimal disruption when it comes to keeping my collection in alphabetical/chronological order. grin wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Feb 28th, 2013, 09:06am

on Feb 28th, 2013, 03:24am, NoSonofVine wrote:
Two years ago today, I joined this wonderful forum! smiley


And I joined it three years ago two days ago!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Feb 28th, 2013, 09:34am

on Feb 28th, 2013, 06:34am, Down And Out wrote:
The next CD to land on my door step will be The Yes Album. And because "Y" is near the end of the alphabet, this will entail minimal disruption when it comes to keeping my collection in alphabetical/chronological order. grin wink

Looking over the last few pages of the "Recent Purchases" thread, this may be the key to why Henry is buying all those Zappa albums. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by HENRY on Feb 28th, 2013, 10:23am

on Feb 28th, 2013, 09:34am, Dust wrote:
Looking over the last few pages of the "Recent Purchases" thread, this may be the key to why Henry is buying all those Zappa albums. smiley


It's true.

I have made room at the end of that particular storage unit to accomodate all these new purchases. cool
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Feb 28th, 2013, 3:45pm

Every G2 thread has loads of replies apart from the High Wycombe one - the one I can make. Obviously my deodorant isn't working. sad

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by TheEllanory on Feb 28th, 2013, 3:59pm

on Feb 28th, 2013, 3:45pm, Down And Out wrote:
Every G2 thread has loads of replies apart from the High Wycombe one - the one I can make. Obviously my deodorant isn't working. sad


Well two of the replies were from me...I'll be there!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Feb 28th, 2013, 4:03pm

on Feb 28th, 2013, 3:45pm, Down And Out wrote:
Every G2 thread has loads of replies apart from the High Wycombe one - the one I can make. Obviously my deodorant isn't working. sad


Doubtful I'll be there Nige as I can't live beyond my means! I'll join in the witty banter though, if there's any posted on there! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Mar 1st, 2013, 08:47am

on Feb 28th, 2013, 06:34am, Down And Out wrote:
The next CD to land on my door step will be The Yes Album. And because "Y" is near the end of the alphabet, this will entail minimal disruption when it comes to keeping my collection in alphabetical/chronological order. grin wink


My favourite of the Yes albums! smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by raelthing on Mar 1st, 2013, 11:22am

inky pinky parlez voussssssssssss

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Mar 1st, 2013, 4:22pm

Praise Pig Day.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by CountingOutTime on Mar 1st, 2013, 7:04pm

You are feeling sleeeeepy...... grin
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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Mar 2nd, 2013, 04:27am

I've finally had that bacon butty I promised myself last week smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Mar 2nd, 2013, 05:40am

Yesterday, upon the stair,
I met a man who wasn’t there
He wasn’t there again today
I wish, I wish he’d go away...


Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Snowbound on Mar 2nd, 2013, 2:13pm

Have a look at this story:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-21633385

For those too lazy to click on links, a bloke in Florida was in his bed, and then got swallowed by a sinkhole with no trace of him.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Mar 2nd, 2013, 2:15pm

on Mar 2nd, 2013, 2:13pm, Snowbound wrote:
Have a look at this story:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-21633385

For those too lazy to click on links, a bloke in Florida was in his bed, and then got swallowed by a sinkhole with no trace of him.


I just saw this on the BBC website, yikes!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Snowbound on Mar 2nd, 2013, 3:07pm

on Mar 2nd, 2013, 2:15pm, Lily wrote:
I just saw this on the BBC website, yikes!


I could make a tastless joke rekating to holes, but that is legitimately terrifying.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Mar 2nd, 2013, 4:32pm

on Mar 2nd, 2013, 3:07pm, Snowbound wrote:
I could make a tastless joke rekating to holes, but that is legitimately terrifying.



It's unbelievable really isn't it..... embarassed
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by HENRY on Mar 2nd, 2013, 11:53pm

on Mar 2nd, 2013, 4:32pm, Lily wrote:
It's unbelievable really isn't it..... embarassed


Horrific, but not unusual. undecided
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Mar 3rd, 2013, 05:34am

I sent someone a PM a couple of weeks ago which hasn't yet been answered, but I don't want to pester them about it because it would sound rude and impatient... undecided
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Mar 3rd, 2013, 08:26am

on Mar 2nd, 2013, 11:53pm, HENRY wrote:
Horrific, but not unusual. undecided


Maybe not in Hamilton. grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Mar 3rd, 2013, 09:03am

on Mar 3rd, 2013, 05:34am, NoSonofVine wrote:
I sent someone a PM a couple of weeks ago which hasn't yet been answered, but I don't want to pester them about it because it would sound rude and impatient... undecided


They probably either haven't seen it or have forgotten about it, in which case they would probably benefit from a reminder!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Mar 3rd, 2013, 10:48am

on Mar 3rd, 2013, 09:03am, Merryman72 wrote:
They probably either haven't seen it or have forgotten about it, in which case they would probably benefit from a reminder!


I usually answer PMs straight away but if I don't have time to and log off, I tend to forget. It's because when I log on again, it says I have no new messages - hence me forgetting! embarassed

(BTW, it wasn't me NSOV was on about!)

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by HENRY on Mar 4th, 2013, 10:32pm

on Mar 3rd, 2013, 08:26am, Lily wrote:
Maybe not in Hamilton. grin


Actually, I was referring to Florida. The geology of the region makes these sorts of things more probable, just not necessarily right underneath one's home.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Mar 5th, 2013, 05:50am

on Mar 3rd, 2013, 09:03am, Merryman72 wrote:
They probably either haven't seen it or have forgotten about it, in which case they would probably benefit from a reminder!


Okay. If I don't receive by the end of this week, I'll give them a friendly reminder. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Mar 6th, 2013, 09:03am

I love Genesis, and I'm certainly cognizant of the contributions of its members, and I have my favorite songs and lyrics and musical moments... but I don't really care about the intricate details of who wrote what parts of what songs and who added which lyrics, and so on.

I mean absolutely no offense to those who are greatly involved with this sort of thing, who spend hours upon hours re-watching the interviews and scouring the internet and posting about which passage was written by whom.... I'm just not into it.

Sssssssorry. wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by HENRY on Mar 6th, 2013, 09:06am

on Mar 6th, 2013, 09:03am, Dust wrote:
I love Genesis, and I'm certainly cognizant of the contributions of its members, and I have my favorite songs and lyrics and musical moments... but I don't really care about the intricate details of who wrote what parts of what songs and who added which lyrics, and so on.

I mean absolutely no offense to those who are greatly involved with this sort of thing, who spend hours upon hours re-watching the interviews and scouring the internet and posting about which passage was written by whom.... I'm just not into it.

Sssssssorry. wink



Heretic. rolleyes
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Mar 6th, 2013, 10:02am

on Mar 6th, 2013, 09:06am, HENRY wrote:
Heretic. rolleyes

grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Mar 6th, 2013, 2:42pm

on Mar 6th, 2013, 09:03am, Dust wrote:
I love Genesis, and I'm certainly cognizant of the contributions of its members, and I have my favorite songs and lyrics and musical moments... but I don't really care about the intricate details of who wrote what parts of what songs and who added which lyrics, and so on.

I mean absolutely no offense to those who are greatly involved with this sort of thing, who spend hours upon hours re-watching the interviews and scouring the internet and posting about which passage was written by whom.... I'm just not into it.


100% agreed. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Mar 7th, 2013, 07:08am

Supercalifragilistickexpialidocious!! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Mar 7th, 2013, 07:23am

User Image
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Mar 7th, 2013, 07:27am

on Mar 7th, 2013, 07:23am, Lily wrote:
User Image

I wouldn't have the balls to do that. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Mar 7th, 2013, 07:33am

Gives me the eeby geebies just looking at it!


Would still love to see that Hotel though.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Mar 7th, 2013, 08:35am

on Mar 7th, 2013, 07:08am, supernatural wrote:
Supercalifragilistickexpialidocious!! grin


Largest place name in Wales
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Mar 7th, 2013, 12:05pm

on Mar 7th, 2013, 07:23am, Lily wrote:
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You realize, don't you, that NoSon is going be ticked-off at you for stretching the page? grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Mar 8th, 2013, 07:22am

on Mar 7th, 2013, 08:35am, Noni wrote:
Largest place name in Wales
Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch


Been there,done that but didn't get the t shirt tongue
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Mar 8th, 2013, 07:39am

Three of the same huge image? Arg. rolleyes
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Mar 8th, 2013, 10:01am

on Mar 8th, 2013, 07:39am, NoSonofVine wrote:
Three of the same huge image? Arg. rolleyes

The second and third images don't stretch the page any more than the first one did. tongue
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Mar 8th, 2013, 10:23am

Did you see American Idol last night Dusty? Worst rendition of MAMA ever!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs8KjtO33Vo&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Hey, is this you No Son? grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Mar 8th, 2013, 4:12pm

on Mar 8th, 2013, 10:23am, Lily wrote:
Did you see American Idol last night Dusty? Worst rendition of MAMA ever!

Didn't see that. Last night I put my foot down and told my wife I couldn't watch that crap anymore. Nevermind that I despise the concept of the show and the singing is excrutiating, this week it was on for five and a half hours. Fuck that.

I don't necessarily mind watching it a little at the beginning of the season, when all the wierdos are out, or at the end when there are three or four contestants remaining... but the line must be drawn somewhere. angry
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Mar 8th, 2013, 7:48pm

on Mar 8th, 2013, 4:12pm, Dust wrote:
Didn't see that. Last night I put my foot down and told my wife I couldn't watch that crap anymore. Nevermind that I despise the concept of the show and the singing is excrutiating, this week it was on for five and a half hours. Fuck that.

I don't necessarily mind watching it a little at the beginning of the season, when all the wierdos are out, or at the end when there are three or four contestants remaining... but the line must be drawn somewhere. angry


Ohh I touched a nerve! grin


Somebody posted it on Facebook and I looked because of the Genesis connection. I thought it was sadly amusing. grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Mar 8th, 2013, 8:01pm

on Mar 8th, 2013, 7:48pm, Lily wrote:
Ohh I touched a nerve! grin

Naaaah, I got no nerve. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Mar 9th, 2013, 04:40am

on Mar 8th, 2013, 10:23am, Lily wrote:
Did you see American Idol last night Dusty? Worst rendition of MAMA ever!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vs8KjtO33Vo&feature=youtube_gdata_player


That is TERRIBLE! cheesy
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Witchwood on Mar 9th, 2013, 05:14am

on Mar 8th, 2013, 4:12pm, Dust wrote:
Didn't see that. Last night I put my foot down and told my wife I couldn't watch that crap anymore. Nevermind that I despise the concept of the show and the singing is excrutiating ...


It's the cringeworthy performances combined with the audience, like trained seals fanatically cheering at everything, that drives me out of the room.

My wife watches it too.
At least you've been nice enough to sit with your wife to watch some of it.

For me, it's an immediate excuse to retreat to the man-cave.



Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Mar 9th, 2013, 09:22am

on Mar 9th, 2013, 05:14am, Witchwood wrote:
It's the cringeworthy performances combined with the audience, like trained seals fanatically cheering at everything, that drives me out of the room.

The one thing worse than that, in my opinion, is the manufactured sentimentality attached. "Boohoo, my mother's cousin Marvin passed away from pancreatic cancer last month and it was his life's dream that I become a famous singer." Everybody cries, Seacrest swoons like he's delivering his own eulogy, and we're supposed to care about this twit who can't hold a note. rolleyes

Quote:
My wife watches it too.
At least you've been nice enough to sit with your wife to watch some of it.

For me, it's an immediate excuse to retreat to the man-cave.

It's marital give-and-take. If I watch an hour or two of American Idol every week, she's required to allow me my football and my action movies and sitting through The Godfather and The Terminator every couple of months. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Mar 9th, 2013, 10:42am

grin


Everything you guys say about American Idol is so true, and so funny. 'Trained Seals' lol Truly scary....like the Susan Boyle clip of when she was first on her reality show. *shudders*

I saw the judges comments to the guy who did the MAMA song as I was flipping the channels. They obviously felt really bad for the kid, he pouted and said 'But I'm really angry inside, I wanted to do an angry song' (or something like that) ...to which he got more sad looks, then he added in tears with Seacrest urging him on to speak...'the only time I smile is when I think I have to'

* his tears flow*

Everyone looks super concerned.... then that perky 'closing for next thing stupid noise/music' comes on, and so does the show...exit kid stage left.


Brutal. grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Mar 9th, 2013, 11:37am

on Mar 9th, 2013, 10:42am, Lily wrote:
Brutal. grin

And how about those pinheads who get criticism from the judges and then say, "It doesn't matter, I had a good time singing it." Then get of the frikken stage and go sing in your basement, ya daft, silly git!

smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Mar 9th, 2013, 2:24pm

on Mar 9th, 2013, 11:37am, Dust wrote:
And how about those pinheads who get criticism from the judges and then say, "It doesn't matter, I had a good time singing it." Then get of the frikken stage and go sing in your basement, ya daft, silly git!

smiley


grin


I'm not sure if I will watch it this year or not. It is pretty dreadful.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Mar 9th, 2013, 3:12pm

on Mar 9th, 2013, 2:24pm, Lily wrote:
I'm not sure if I will watch it this year or not. It is pretty dreadful.

Truth be told, in past seasons I've sometimes watched because there's usually at least one cute girl in high heels and short skirts. This year... that toothy girl at the piano just doesn't do it for me. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Mar 9th, 2013, 4:56pm

on Mar 9th, 2013, 3:12pm, Dust wrote:
Truth be told, in past seasons I've sometimes watched because there's usually at least one cute girl in high heels and short skirts. This year... that toothy girl at the piano just doesn't do it for me. smiley


The MAMA guy is the only one I've seen so far...and I really wanted to see how annoying the new judges were. Pretty annoying, 'cept Keith Urban is cute.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Mar 10th, 2013, 09:37am

It seems the time on the forum is out of sync with the time here - does that mean Daylight Saving Time has started in the US?
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Mar 10th, 2013, 10:03am

on Mar 10th, 2013, 09:37am, Merryman72 wrote:
It seems the time on the forum is out of sync with the time here - does that mean Daylight Saving Time has started in the US?

Indeed it has.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Mar 10th, 2013, 12:01pm

on Mar 10th, 2013, 09:37am, Merryman72 wrote:
It seems the time on the forum is out of sync with the time here - does that mean Daylight Saving Time has started in the US?

on Mar 10th, 2013, 10:03am, Dust wrote:
Indeed it has.

I can phone my Dad now without him getting out of bed. 4 hours time difference in the UK smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Mar 10th, 2013, 3:25pm

Rachel McAdams dies early in the second Robert Downey Jr. Sherlock Holmes movie and is replaced as the female lead by Noomi Rapace from the original Dragon Tattoo. Not at all a suitable substitution.

My apologies to Sistermoon if this resembles one of her posts. wink grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Mar 10th, 2013, 3:42pm

on Mar 10th, 2013, 3:25pm, Dust wrote:
Rachel McAdams dies early in the second Robert Downey Jr. Sherlock Holmes movie and is replaced as the female lead by Noomi Rapace from the original Dragon Tattoo. Not at all a suitable substitution.

My apologies to Sistermoon if this resembles one of her posts. wink grin


Copycat! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by boredatwork on Mar 10th, 2013, 4:13pm

on Mar 10th, 2013, 3:25pm, Dust wrote:
Rachel McAdams dies early in the second Robert Downey Jr. Sherlock Holmes movie and is replaced as the female lead by Noomi Rapace from the original Dragon Tattoo. Not at all a suitable substitution.

My apologies to Sistermoon if this resembles one of her posts. wink grin

It doesn’t, but it would if Robert Downey Jr. died & was replaced by Rob Brydon wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by TheEllanory on Mar 10th, 2013, 4:22pm

A 'Petit Bassett Griffon Vendeen' has apparently won Best in Show at Crufts.

Is this a dog? huh huh huh

I've never heard of this breed!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Mar 10th, 2013, 4:58pm

on Mar 10th, 2013, 4:22pm, TheEllanory wrote:
A 'Petit Bassett Griffon Vendeen' has apparently won Best in Show at Crufts.

Is this a dog? huh huh huh

I've never heard of this breed!


Has anyone seen Ashleigh and Pudsey act shown on TV's got tallent? Simon Cowell loves this dog! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Mar 10th, 2013, 5:47pm

on Mar 10th, 2013, 4:13pm, boredatwork wrote:
It doesn’t, but it would if Robert Downey Jr. died & was replaced by Rob Brydon wink

cheesy
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Mar 11th, 2013, 11:51am

on Mar 10th, 2013, 10:03am, Dust wrote:
Indeed it has.


So, how much Daylight have you saved so far? smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Mar 11th, 2013, 11:52am

on Mar 10th, 2013, 4:13pm, boredatwork wrote:
It doesn’t, but it would if Robert Downey Jr. died & was replaced by Rob Brydon wink


That would be an improvement. Replacing the SFX guy with someone who has 20/20 vision would be another.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Mar 11th, 2013, 2:51pm

I'm off all week grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Mar 17th, 2013, 4:29pm

My right ear is currently much warmer than my left ear. huh
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ChocolateSurprise on Mar 17th, 2013, 5:24pm

on Mar 17th, 2013, 4:29pm, Merryman72 wrote:
My right ear is currently much warmer than my left ear. huh


That probably means half a person is talking about you!!! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Mar 18th, 2013, 07:37am

I found out today I'm still on my holidays til Thursday grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Mar 19th, 2013, 07:52am

This may be a pretty crazy idea, but when I finally acquire Genesis Live and Three Sides Live, I'm thinking of attaching them onto the beginning and end of Seconds Out respectively to make one big, mighty Genesis live album (with any duplicate songs removed of course, as well as Misunderstanding).

It would look like this:

1. Watcher Of The Skies
2. Get 'Em Out By Friday
3. The Return Of The Giant Hogweed
4. The Musical Box
5. The Knife
6. Squonk
7. The Carpet Crawlers
8. Robbert, Assault And Battery
9. Firth Of Fifth
10. I Know What I Like
11. The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway
12. Supper's Ready
13. The Cinema Show
14. Dance On A Volcano
15. Los Endos
16. Turn It On Again
17. Dodo
18. Abacab
19. Behind The Lines
20. Duchess
21. Me And Sarah Jane
22. Follow You Follow Me
23. In The Cage
24. Afterglow
25. One For The Vine
26. The Fountain Of Salmacis

Yes, it would be very, very long, over 200 minutes in fact... It's really tempting to create this kind of album though. Seconds Out is awesome on its own but with the other two it would be an absolute blast.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Mar 19th, 2013, 10:22am

My organ's blown up sad
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Mar 19th, 2013, 12:05pm

on Mar 19th, 2013, 10:22am, supernatural wrote:
My organ's blown up sad


That sounds painful.... Hopefully not too serious


Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Mar 20th, 2013, 05:40am

on Mar 19th, 2013, 12:05pm, Noni wrote:
That sounds painful.... Hopefully not too serious



I was playing Follow You Follow Me, but it wasn't THAT bad!!!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Snowbound on Mar 20th, 2013, 6:52pm

I am officially off to Berlin tomorrow until Tuesday. See you guys then!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Mar 20th, 2013, 7:04pm

on Mar 20th, 2013, 6:52pm, Snowbound wrote:
I am officially off to Berlin tomorrow until Tuesday. See you guys then!


Have a good trip Snowbound! wink smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Snowbound on Mar 20th, 2013, 7:05pm

on Mar 20th, 2013, 7:04pm, Noni wrote:
Have a good trip Snowbound! wink smiley

Thanks!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Mar 21st, 2013, 07:30am

on Mar 20th, 2013, 6:52pm, Snowbound wrote:
I am officially off to Berlin tomorrow until Tuesday. See you guys then!



Excellent city. Have fun smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Mar 21st, 2013, 12:43pm

This punctuation mark is known as the interrobang:



A cross between an exclamation mark and a question mark, as in: A flower‽
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Mar 21st, 2013, 1:37pm

Punctuation?

huh

grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by TheEllanory on Mar 21st, 2013, 1:54pm

I can't believe that no-one else seems to have commented on the sad, nay tragic news, that Girls Aloud have split up. cry

tongue tongue tongue tongue
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ChocolateSurprise on Mar 21st, 2013, 1:59pm

on Mar 21st, 2013, 12:43pm, Merryman72 wrote:
This punctuation mark is known as the interrobang:



A cross between an exclamation mark and a question mark, as in: A flower‽


Well, I didn't know that! cheesy
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Mar 21st, 2013, 7:16pm



Great singing! shocked tongue undecided embarassed

Anyone got ant tablets, my head hurts!! embarassed
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on Mar 26th, 2013, 6:00pm

I have been reading some old threads started ... 7 years ago! wow, life changed so fast .... and my English was better! rolleyes
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Mar 26th, 2013, 6:23pm

on Mar 26th, 2013, 6:00pm, Paloma wrote:
I have been reading some old threads started ... 7 years ago! wow, life changed so fast .... and my English was better! rolleyes


You're becoming like us Paloma!! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on Mar 27th, 2013, 05:48am

on Mar 26th, 2013, 6:23pm, Noni wrote:
You're becoming like us Paloma!! grin


grin grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Mar 27th, 2013, 7:06pm

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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by raelthing on Mar 27th, 2013, 8:21pm

flob a lob a lob
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Mar 28th, 2013, 10:00am

Huzzah! It's Maundy Thursday grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Mar 28th, 2013, 6:22pm

I'm sorry that I'm not posting here very often. I just can't think of many substantial things to say. When April arrives, I promise to post a lot more often.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Mar 29th, 2013, 6:44pm

Half the profile pics on Facebook are reddish in colour with equal signs on it!... Having checked a few of these profiles on FB means supporting gay marriages!...
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on Mar 30th, 2013, 06:36am

on Mar 29th, 2013, 6:44pm, Noni wrote:
Half the profile pics on Facebook are reddish in colour with equal signs on it!... Having checked a few of these profiles on FB means supporting gay marriages!...



I saw this on FB but thought it meant equality between men and women?

Anyway, what is wrong with supporting gay marriages?. I mean, I understand if you don't want to support them, just don't share the pic or whatever, but the rest of people is free to think what they want to.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Mar 30th, 2013, 10:16am

on Mar 30th, 2013, 06:36am, Paloma wrote:
I saw this on FB but thought it meant equality between men and women?

Anyway, what is wrong with supporting gay marriages?. I mean, I understand if you don't want to support them, just don't share the pic or whatever, but the rest of people is free to think what they want to.


I have a couple of Lesbian friends who explained!....It does mean equality hence the equals sign..... But the reference lies on same sex relationships!... wink smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on Mar 30th, 2013, 10:24am

on Mar 30th, 2013, 10:16am, Noni wrote:
I have a couple of Lesbian friends who explained!....It does mean equality hence the equals sign..... But the reference lies on same sex relationships!... wink smiley


Ok, but is it a problem?

rolleyes


Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Mar 30th, 2013, 10:42am

on Mar 30th, 2013, 10:24am, Paloma wrote:
Ok, but is it a problem?

rolleyes



There is a lot of things as I get older question God about!.... The fact that every new born in a womb starts off as female and transforms later to their appropriate genders!.....

Why certain men have feminine voices and certain females look like men?... Plus body shapes too!.... At first I did not agree, but currently, I am still undecided about this whole issue... My feelings are very open right now!... My only concern is the children they are bringing into the lives of gay parents and how that effects the mental state!...

Personally right now, I don't agree!... But that is not fixed at present...
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Mar 30th, 2013, 10:51am

Alrighty then!



New Rod Stewart Documentary posted on youtube this week about his early years. Man he was sooo sexy..

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on Mar 30th, 2013, 11:00am

on Mar 30th, 2013, 10:42am, Noni wrote:
There is a lot of things as I get older question God about!.... The fact that every new born in a womb starts off as female and transforms later to their appropriate genders!.....

Why certain men have feminine voices and certain females look like men?... Plus body shapes too!.... At first I did not agree, but currently, I am still undecided about this whole issue... My feelings are very open right now!... My only concern is the children they are bringing into the lives of gay parents and how that effects the mental state!...

Personally right now, I don't agree!... But that is not fixed at present...


It might sound utopian, but I am no-one to judge other people's life, so what they want to do with their lives is up to them.

My philosophy is Live and let live. But these are just my thoughts. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Mar 30th, 2013, 12:08pm

on Mar 30th, 2013, 10:42am, Noni wrote:
There is a lot of things as I get older question God about!.... The fact that every new born in a womb starts off as female and transforms later to their appropriate genders!.....

Why certain men have feminine voices and certain females look like men?... Plus body shapes too!.... At first I did not agree, but currently, I am still undecided about this whole issue... My feelings are very open right now!... My only concern is the children they are bringing into the lives of gay parents and how that effects the mental state!...

Personally right now, I don't agree!... But that is not fixed at present...


Having seen some "straight" parents, and their kids, I think maybe this isn't the big issue! smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Mar 30th, 2013, 12:42pm

on Mar 30th, 2013, 12:08pm, foxfeeder wrote:
Having seen some "straight" parents, and their kids, I think maybe this isn't the big issue! smiley


I suppose we will have to see the outcome! smiley Will gay parents provide straight children?.... wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Mar 30th, 2013, 12:54pm

on Mar 30th, 2013, 12:42pm, Noni wrote:
I suppose we will have to see the outcome! smiley Will gay parents provide straight children?.... wink

I suggest that this discussion, if continued, cannot end well. lipsrsealed
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Mar 30th, 2013, 1:12pm

on Mar 30th, 2013, 12:54pm, Dust wrote:
I suggest that this discussion, if continued, cannot end well. lipsrsealed


I'm not taking that path Dust!...smiley Paloma asked me a question? I've answered It!... smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Mar 30th, 2013, 1:24pm

on Mar 30th, 2013, 1:12pm, Noni wrote:
I'm not taking that path Dust!...smiley Paloma asked me a question? I've answered It!... smiley

We're already on the path. You've expressed "concern" about "the mental state" of the children of gay parents. That comment is already more than enough to inflame the emotions of many people.

Far be it from me to squash discussion. I'm simply saying we'd be wise to be very cautious about the topic. I'll leave it at that.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Mar 30th, 2013, 1:46pm

A very good friend of me and my wife is a lesbian. She is the Godmother of my daughter...
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Mar 30th, 2013, 1:51pm

on Mar 30th, 2013, 1:24pm, Dust wrote:
We're already on the path. You've expressed "concern" about "the mental state" of the children of gay parents. That comment is already more than enough to inflame the emotions of many people.

Far be it from me to squash discussion. I'm simply saying we'd be wise to be very cautious about the topic. I'll leave it at that.


+1
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Mar 30th, 2013, 1:55pm

lipsrsealed wink grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Witchwood on Mar 30th, 2013, 1:57pm

on Mar 30th, 2013, 12:54pm, Dust wrote:
I suggest that this discussion, if continued, cannot end well. lipsrsealed


It will only end unwell if people become uncivil to each other.

I'm very much in support of free speech, and that includes the expressing of opinions I don't share.

I think we all have the capacity to stroll through any mine field, as long as opposing views are expressed respectfully.


Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Mar 30th, 2013, 2:09pm

on Mar 30th, 2013, 1:57pm, Witchwood wrote:
It will only end unwell if people become uncivil to each other.

I'm very much in support of free speech, and that includes the expressing of opinions I don't share.

I think we all have the capacity to stroll through any mine field, as long as opposing views are expressed respectfully.



I can control someone's emotions in this!.. I have been around this forum for a long time and feel sad how we cannot express ourselves as individuals!... I also feel sad how people judge people on this forum even though we apologize! Lets not live in the past and move on as to judge one character, it's not up to us to decide!.. wink smiley

I get a strong feeling of guilt here and it's hurting me inside as I don't intend to hurt anyone!... sad
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Mar 30th, 2013, 2:52pm

on Mar 30th, 2013, 2:09pm, Noni wrote:
I get a strong feeling of guilt here



There is no need for this. You are a very nice bloke and I think you know, that your presence here is appreciated.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Mar 30th, 2013, 3:04pm

on Mar 30th, 2013, 2:52pm, slowdancer wrote:
There is no need for this. You are a very nice bloke and I think you know, that your presence here is appreciated.


Thank you slowdancer! cheesy Personally, I feel people hold grudges and despite me reacting, has not helped!..

I am a huge progressive fan and appreciate other music too!...smiley

Maybe a few PM's will help! smiley

I'm going through a personal crises right now!, so maybe my emotions are running a little high at present!...
smiley

All I want to do is move on! smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Mar 30th, 2013, 3:49pm

Yes, I fully support free speech. And I have no doubt that someone will pop on here and rail against what they call "political correctness". However there is an age-old adage about being able to discuss anything at all... except sex, politics and religion. smiley

In the USA right now we're going through a major same-sex marriage debate. The issue is currently before the Supreme Court. I can support the views of others, but this is one fraught with sensitivity, perhaps because it involves sex AND politics AND religion.

A gentleman named Santorum--who came very close to being the Republican nominee for President last year--famously said that he sees no difference between homosexuality, bestiality or pedophilia. Personally, I find that comment ignorant and hateful. He exercised his free speech in saying this. I am exercising MY free speech by saying Santorum is a monstrously vile piece of shit.

I agree with Witchwood that the vast majority of us here can remain civil and respectful. In light of recent Forum kerfuffles, all I'm doing is recommending extreme caution. cool
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Mar 30th, 2013, 4:03pm

I respect your wishes Dust! wink smiley

My wishes are too to respect others here and not to use the word strike! as others have and support each other and sometimes, we can get out of control!!...

Let's be supportive of others feeling's! Not our own!! smiley





Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Mar 30th, 2013, 4:42pm

on Mar 30th, 2013, 3:49pm, Dust wrote:
I am exercising MY free speech by saying Santorum is a monstrously vile piece of shit.




grin

I'd forgotten all about Santorum!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Mar 30th, 2013, 4:45pm

Sometimes I think I must live in a bubble or something.


I can't understand why anybody would be against same sex marriage, I really can't. The fact that so much energy is put into preventing it and why people get so upset is beyond me.


Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ericm on Mar 30th, 2013, 5:11pm

on Mar 30th, 2013, 11:00am, Paloma wrote:
It might sound utopian, but I am no-one to judge other people's life, so what they want to do with their lives is up to them.

My philosophy is Live and let live. But these are just my thoughts. smiley


Not just yours Paloma. I share the same philosophy. My thinking is as long as a person isn't hurting anyone, they should do what makes them happy.

I like this band, others like that band. I like women, some men like men. What's the big deal?
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on Mar 30th, 2013, 6:06pm

on Mar 30th, 2013, 5:11pm, ericm wrote:
Not just yours Paloma. I share the same philosophy. My thinking is as long as a person isn't hurting anyone, they should do what makes them happy.

I like this band, others like that band. I like women, some men like men. What's the big deal?


Yes, it is like this saying that says 'my freedom ends where your freedom begins', isn't it?


About the discussion, I think that, so far, it's being very polite.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on Mar 30th, 2013, 6:12pm

on Mar 30th, 2013, 2:09pm, Noni wrote:
I can control someone's emotions in this!.. I have been around this forum for a long time and feel sad how we cannot express ourselves as individuals!... I also feel sad how people judge people on this forum even though we apologize! Lets not live in the past and move on as to judge one character, it's not up to us to decide!.. wink smiley

I get a strong feeling of guilt here and it's hurting me inside as I don't intend to hurt anyone!... sad


No need of guilty, I made a question and you gave your opinion.

I don't share it, but your answer was polite, it is your opinion and despite I disagree I respect it.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 1st, 2013, 04:12am

Ethel the aardvark has gone quantity surveying.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by TheEllanory on Apr 1st, 2013, 04:14am

on Apr 1st, 2013, 04:12am, Down And Out wrote:
Ethel the aardvark has gone quantity surveying.


I think this is taking randomness in new and strange directions!

This is an April fool, right? I mean, there isn't really an aardvark that's gone quantity surveying?

You see my suspicions were aroused as it's a bank holiday, and I assume no self-respecting aardvark would be working on a bank holiday.

tongue
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Apr 1st, 2013, 04:19am

on Apr 1st, 2013, 04:14am, TheEllanory wrote:
I think this is taking randomness in new and strange directions!

This is an April fool, right? I mean, there isn't really an aardvark that's gone quantity surveying?

You see my suspicions were aroused as it's a bank holiday, and I assume no self-respecting aardvark would be working on a bank holiday.

tongue


She's on overtime and needs to refurbish her burrow as the carpet is worn and the dining table is on it's last leg
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 1st, 2013, 4:29pm

The Radiohead song Backdrifts is difficult to listen to with earphones thanks to this weird whooshing synth noise that keeps switching speakers back and forth in an annoying fashion. undecided
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Apr 1st, 2013, 4:49pm

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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Apr 1st, 2013, 4:51pm

I'm so handsome!!!!! grin

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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 2nd, 2013, 03:25am

It's time for Cynthia to wield her mallet and smash this theme into touch!

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 2nd, 2013, 3:41pm

Had a bit of a rubbish day. undecided
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 3rd, 2013, 04:12am

The Windows Media Player CD database named the second track on Renaissance's album Scheherazade And Other Stories as Vultures Fligh High! shocked grin Of course the second word should've been "fly", a change that was easy for me to make. wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 3rd, 2013, 07:23am

Random album ranking: Led Zeppelin - Led Zeppelin IV

Stairway To Heaven
When The Levee Breaks
The Battle Of Evermore
Black Dog
Rock And Roll
Misty Mountain Hop
Four Sticks
Going To California

The whole album is terrific! smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Apr 3rd, 2013, 08:09am

Unless in a sauna,steam room or Russian Spa....generally....I dislike sweating.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Apr 3rd, 2013, 09:25am

on Apr 3rd, 2013, 08:09am, Lily wrote:
Unless in a sauna,steam room or Russian Spa....generally....I dislike sweating.


Guess you dislike INXS then? smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Apr 3rd, 2013, 11:17am

on Apr 1st, 2013, 4:49pm, Lily wrote:
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A great picture, I love Kate Bush! wink smiley The other two are OK as well! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Apr 3rd, 2013, 12:26pm

Mobile phone 40 years old!!!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on Apr 3rd, 2013, 12:30pm

on Apr 3rd, 2013, 12:26pm, Noni wrote:
Mobile phone 40 years old!!!


The first time I saw a mobile phone was in Bangkok ~ Thailand. We haven't heard about them in Spain but when we got there everybody had one of these big Nokia (?, I think it was Nokia .... rolleyes).

I think it was 1993.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ChocolateSurprise on Apr 3rd, 2013, 12:31pm

on Apr 3rd, 2013, 12:26pm, Noni wrote:
Mobile phone 40 years old!!!


Isn't it time you had a new one Dave?! huh grin grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Apr 3rd, 2013, 1:06pm

on Apr 3rd, 2013, 12:30pm, Paloma wrote:
The first time I saw a mobile phone was in Bangkok ~ Thailand. We haven't heard about them in Spain but when we got there everybody had one of these big Nokia (?, I think it was Nokia .... rolleyes).

I think it was 1993.


First came out in 1973!... grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Apr 3rd, 2013, 1:07pm

on Apr 3rd, 2013, 12:31pm, ChocolateSurprise wrote:
Isn't it time you had a new one Dave?! huh grin grin


No wonder I'm having trouble with! laugh cheesy

grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 3rd, 2013, 3:29pm

Got a keyboard concert this weekend. Performing five songs in this order:

1. The Beatles - It's All Too Much
2. Vivaldi - Spring
3. David Newman - Ice Age opening music
4. The Vaccines - All In White
5. Camel - A Song Within A Song (keyboard solo)

It's really great to be able to choose your own songs to perform at concerts. Back in the old days of performing music live (back when I played the trombone) I always had songs chosen for me by my music teacher, and they were usually ones which I struggled with (I gave up the trombone due to this, and moved onto keyboards).

What I choose to play is always based off of the songs I learn by ear. The songs listed above are songs that I would always play at random when messing around on the keyboard, finding the notes and then rehearsing them again and again.

And then when the annual concert is on the horizon, I choose the songs I like to play best, get the approval from the concert manager, and sequence them into a medley. I'm allowed five (one more than last year) because the concerts are small, with, unfortunately, fewer and fewer people performing each year.

Not performing any Genesis yet unfortunately - their songs are extremely difficult of course, and though I've attempted various keyboard solos, none of them are at performance standard. undecided
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Apr 3rd, 2013, 4:17pm

on Apr 3rd, 2013, 09:25am, foxfeeder wrote:
Guess you dislike INXS then? smiley



*thinking*


If you mean Michael Hutchence......well yes he would make me sweat....Oh now I get it! grin


Michael Hutchene was damn sexy...think I'll take a look at a nice video...



Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Apr 4th, 2013, 08:06am

on Apr 3rd, 2013, 4:17pm, Lily wrote:
*thinking*


If you mean Michael Hutchence......well yes he would make me sweat....Oh now I get it! grin


Michael Hutchene was damn sexy...think I'll take a look at a nice video...




Nah, was thinking of the lyric to I Need you tonight:

"I need you tonight
Cause 'Im not sleeping
Theres something about you girl
That makes me sweat"
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 4th, 2013, 09:32am

If I had £1 for every time Rob Brydon was mentioned on this forum, I'd be a rich man. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Apr 4th, 2013, 09:59am

on Apr 4th, 2013, 08:06am, foxfeeder wrote:
Nah, was thinking of the lyric to I Need you tonight:

"I need you tonight
Cause 'Im not sleeping
Theres something about you girl
That makes me sweat"


Yes, as I was thinking/typing out loud there I realized.

Funny, I watched a couple of youtube videos after your post, he certainly had charisma, but that drugged out look doesn't do it for me anymore. Maybe I finally grew up where all that's concerned, it's about time! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Apr 4th, 2013, 12:55pm

on Apr 4th, 2013, 09:32am, Down And Out wrote:
If I had £1 for every time Rob Brydon was mentioned on this forum, I'd be a rich man. smiley


I don`t even have a clue, who Rob Brydon is....

grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Apr 4th, 2013, 12:56pm

on Apr 4th, 2013, 12:55pm, slowdancer wrote:
I don`t even have a clue, who Rob Brydon is....

grin


He is a funny Welshman! wink cheesy
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Apr 4th, 2013, 12:58pm

He must be handsome. Somehow like Pierce Brosnan in my imagination....
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Apr 4th, 2013, 1:01pm

on Apr 4th, 2013, 12:58pm, slowdancer wrote:
He must be handsome. Somehow like Pierce Brosnan in my imagination....


I would not say he was handsome, but very funny!!... But then I'm a guy!! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Apr 4th, 2013, 1:03pm

on Apr 4th, 2013, 12:55pm, slowdancer wrote:
I don`t even have a clue, who Rob Brydon is....

grin


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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Apr 4th, 2013, 1:03pm

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Found this photo on google. Looks like a very friendly guy.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Apr 4th, 2013, 1:04pm

You were a few seconds faster, Noni.

grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 4th, 2013, 1:24pm

on Apr 4th, 2013, 1:04pm, slowdancer wrote:
You were a few seconds faster, Noni.

grin

And Noni's picture is visible but yours isn't! grin

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Apr 4th, 2013, 1:47pm

on Apr 4th, 2013, 1:03pm, Noni wrote:
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He looks like a Scotsman I used to work for in the 90's.


Riveting information eh.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Apr 4th, 2013, 1:50pm

He actually looks like Neil Durant, keyboard player for IQ and Sphere Cubed:

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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by boredatwork on Apr 4th, 2013, 2:04pm

on Apr 4th, 2013, 12:58pm, slowdancer wrote:
He must be handsome. Somehow like Pierce Brosnan in my imagination....

Thanks for that slowdancer, I needed a good laugh laugh laugh

Rob Brydon is very funny though. He should have his own thread on here.....
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 4th, 2013, 2:06pm

on Apr 4th, 2013, 2:04pm, boredatwork wrote:
Rob Brydon is very funny though. He should have his own thread on here.....

I'm sure that sistermoon could oblige. wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 6th, 2013, 02:26am

Our hopes and expectations, black holes and revelations...

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 6th, 2013, 10:23am

About to leave for my piano concert. Wish me luck everybody! smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by TheEllanory on Apr 6th, 2013, 10:41am

on Apr 6th, 2013, 10:23am, NoSonofVine wrote:
About to leave for my piano concert. Wish me luck everybody! smiley


Good luck Thomas!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Snowbound on Apr 6th, 2013, 11:09am

on Apr 6th, 2013, 10:23am, NoSonofVine wrote:
About to leave for my piano concert. Wish me luck everybody! smiley

Bonne chance!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Apr 6th, 2013, 11:10am

on Apr 6th, 2013, 10:23am, NoSonofVine wrote:
About to leave for my piano concert. Wish me luck everybody! smiley

Break a leg! smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Apr 6th, 2013, 11:11am

on Apr 6th, 2013, 10:23am, NoSonofVine wrote:
About to leave for my piano concert. Wish me luck everybody! smiley


Hope you do well!.. wink smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 6th, 2013, 1:23pm

Thanks everybody - it went very well! smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 7th, 2013, 03:34am

Sunday mornings are quite relaxing.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 7th, 2013, 05:04am

Last night I listened to We Can't Dance, and as I listened to it I realised that I had been far too kind to it. I remember when I gave it a score of 10 out of 10. Of course by now I realise that a perfect 10 is absolutely ridiculous. That's the score I give to Trick and Wind. I'd probably give the album an 8, which is still pretty good.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Apr 7th, 2013, 06:58am

Several years ago I burned a CD, titled Middle-G, with the following tracklist:

Dance on a Volcano
Squonk
Ripples
Los Endos
Eleventh Earl of Mar
Unquiet Slumbers for the Sleepers/In That Quiet Earth
Afterglow
Burning Rope
Behind the Lines
Duchess
Guide Vocal
Duke's Travels/Duke's End

Of course there are times I'll listen to ATotT, W&W, ATTW3, or Duke... but this CD is a nice shortcut that is always enjoyable. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Apr 7th, 2013, 09:02am

I have playlists with every G mood.

Emergency emotional pain control is my favourite. For when the unexpected strikes like a death or rejection or desperation, and one needs to sit in the bathtub and cry for hours.

(Cinema Show, Firth of Fifth, Undertow, Many too Many etc., note: this playlist can also be utilized for 'I'm in a great mood and want some goosebumps' too)




Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Apr 7th, 2013, 10:25am

on Apr 7th, 2013, 09:02am, Lily wrote:
I have playlists with every G mood.

Emergency emotional pain control is my favourite. For when the unexpected strikes like a death or rejection or desperation, and one needs to sit in the bathtub and cry for hours.

(Cinema Show, Firth of Fifth, Undertow, Many too Many etc., note: this playlist can also be utilized for 'I'm in a great mood and want some goosebumps' too)


smiley

I do have one particular playlist that might not impress many here... it was specifically made for my wife, who is not a rabid Genesis fan. It's got "Your Own Special Way," "Follow You Follow Me," "Throwing It All Away," "Please Don't Ask," "Never A Time," etc. It's not the first one I reach for when I'm alone, but it does the trick from a marital-harmony standpoint. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Apr 7th, 2013, 10:52am

I enjoy watching Justin Timberlake perform.

I think for the first time in a long time I may have an age inappropriate pop star crush!


Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 8th, 2013, 5:03pm

The intro to Gentle Giant's Nothing At All is incredibly similar to the intro to Radiohead's My Iron Lung... and I only noticed this tonight while listening to it! shocked shocked shocked

(currently listening to GG's debut, hence why I suddenly noticed this)
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 9th, 2013, 01:52am

I wonder if kipper ties will ever make a come back. grin

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Apr 9th, 2013, 05:31am

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This is my favorite mug ever. Bought two at DisneyWorkd about 15 years ago, and it's the first I reach for when I'm ready for coffee. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Apr 9th, 2013, 08:48am

on Apr 9th, 2013, 01:52am, Down And Out wrote:
I wonder if kipper ties will ever make a come back. grin


What are those!! huh
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Apr 9th, 2013, 09:23am

on Apr 9th, 2013, 01:52am, Down And Out wrote:
I wonder if kipper ties will ever make a come back. grin


Ironic this post should be followed by a photo of a cuppa.

As any Brummie will tell you, you can't beat a "kipper tie" grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Apr 9th, 2013, 09:30am

on Apr 9th, 2013, 01:52am, Down And Out wrote:
I wonder if kipper ties will ever make a come back. grin


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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on Apr 9th, 2013, 09:36am

Why are the light so dark and the music so loud in many clothes shops? rolleyes
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Apr 9th, 2013, 09:47am

on Apr 9th, 2013, 09:36am, Paloma wrote:
Why are the light so dark and the music so loud in many clothes shops? rolleyes


They have always been like that, we are just getting older. grin


I went in Abercrombie and Fitch (sp?) the other day to look for a gift and couldn't see or hear a thing! I almost tripped over what looked like a ripped 16 year old boy in a pair of swimming trucks! embarassed
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on Apr 9th, 2013, 09:55am

on Apr 9th, 2013, 09:47am, Lily wrote:
They have always been like that, we are just getting older. grin


I went in Abercrombie and Fitch (sp?) the other day to look for a gift and couldn't see or hear a thing! I almost tripped over what looked like a ripped 16 year old boy in a pair of swimming trucks! embarassed


We have a Hollister shop where I always get dizzy, the air freshener, the lights, the music and the boys (sellers, it seems) wearing swimming trucks and flip-flops ..... rolleyes
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 9th, 2013, 10:34am

Large images posted in the forum that are wider than my screen annoy me. wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Apr 9th, 2013, 10:48am

on Apr 9th, 2013, 10:34am, Down And Out wrote:
Large images posted in the forum that are wider than my screen annoy me. wink

tongue

My Yahoo! image search function has somehow changed. It used to give me multiple size choices, but now it doesn't. huh I'll have to figure something out....
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on Apr 9th, 2013, 10:53am

on Apr 9th, 2013, 10:48am, Dust wrote:
tongue

My Yahoo! image search function has somehow changed. It used to give me multiple size choices, but now it doesn't. huh I'll have to figure something out....


You can save the pic in your computer and resize it, then upload it again to photobucket, for example, and post it again.

Too much work to do, omg!! tongue
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Apr 9th, 2013, 11:29am

on Apr 9th, 2013, 10:53am, Paloma wrote:
You can save the pic in your computer and resize it, then upload it again to photobucket, for example, and post it again.

Too much work to do, omg!! tongue

Definitely. I used to do Photobucket, then I stopped bothering with it. But I loved that Yahoo! search used to have a little more sizes link under most images. I don't know why they took it away.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on Apr 9th, 2013, 12:41pm

on Apr 9th, 2013, 11:29am, Dust wrote:
Definitely. I used to do Photobucket, then I stopped bothering with it. But I loved that Yahoo! search used to have a little more sizes link under most images. I don't know why they took it away.


Don't worry, hopefully if we keep on posting in this thread we will pass soon to the next page and problem sort of finished .... grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Apr 9th, 2013, 12:52pm

on Apr 9th, 2013, 12:41pm, Paloma wrote:
Don't worry, hopefully if we keep on posting in this thread we will pass soon to the next page and problem sort of finished .... grin


Shouldn't be long now!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Apr 9th, 2013, 12:53pm

Is a kipper tie a tie that has fish on it? A tie that looks like a fish? A tie worn by fish? grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Apr 9th, 2013, 1:00pm

on Apr 9th, 2013, 12:53pm, Merryman72 wrote:
Is a kipper tie a tie that has fish on it? A tie that looks like a fish? A tie worn by fish? grin


See the pic that Noni posted, Thomas! Ties in the 70s were really wide at the bottom and got nicknamed kipper ties. grin

People say that kipper tie sounds like a Brummie saying cuppa tea! (Certainly doesn't to any Brummie though!) wink grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Apr 9th, 2013, 1:00pm

Wehey! New page! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Apr 9th, 2013, 1:04pm

on Apr 9th, 2013, 12:53pm, Merryman72 wrote:
Is a kipper tie a tie that has fish on it? A tie that looks like a fish? A tie worn by fish? grin

I thought it was a Jewish tie. Y'know... Yom Kipper, the Jewish holiday? grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Apr 9th, 2013, 1:16pm

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The owner of this tie must have had a pretty tough early life, being presumably born to fish parents!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on Apr 9th, 2013, 1:23pm

on Apr 9th, 2013, 1:00pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
Wehey! New page! grin


See? grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Apr 9th, 2013, 1:31pm

on Apr 9th, 2013, 1:00pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
See the pic that Noni posted, Thomas! Ties in the 70s were really wide at the bottom and got nicknamed kipper ties. grin

People say that kipper tie sounds like a Brummie saying cuppa tea! (Certainly doesn't to any Brummie though!) wink grin


I did not know these were called kipper ties!... It was part of the fashion back then! rolleyes laugh.. I called it just a tie!..... smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Apr 9th, 2013, 2:43pm

Every day or two I get a recipe e-mailed to me from a cooking website. The last few recipes are:

Swedish Pancakes
Grilled Roadside Whole Chicken with Knob Onions
Cheesy Shell Lasagna
Chicken & Stuffing Skillet
Chocolate Banana Bread
Blueberry Pancakes
Parmesan Potatoes
Coriander-Dusted Roast Beef

Which one should I make first? I think I know what Choccy would choose. smiley

And what are Swedish Pancakes anyway? Manda? wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by boredatwork on Apr 9th, 2013, 2:47pm

on Apr 9th, 2013, 2:43pm, Dust wrote:
Every day or two I get a recipe e-mailed to me from a cooking website. The last few recipes are:

Swedish Pancakes
Grilled Roadside Whole Chicken with Knob OnionsCheesy Shell Lasagna
Chicken & Stuffing Skillet
Chocolate Banana Bread
Blueberry Pancakes
Parmesan Potatoes
Coriander-Dusted Roast Beef

Which one should I make first? I think I know what Choccy would choose. smiley

And what are Swedish Pancakes anyway? Manda? wink

What the hell is a Knob Onion huh
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Apr 9th, 2013, 2:49pm

on Apr 9th, 2013, 2:47pm, boredatwork wrote:
What the hell is a Knob Onion huh

I'm guessing it's an onion that's shaped like a doorknob that's shaped like an onion. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Apr 9th, 2013, 3:04pm

on Apr 9th, 2013, 2:49pm, Dust wrote:
I'm guessing it's an onion that's shaped like a doorknob that's shaped like an onion. smiley


Interesting.

Seems it's a big version of a spring onion!

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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Apr 9th, 2013, 3:05pm

on Apr 9th, 2013, 3:04pm, Lily wrote:
Interesting.

Seems it's a big version of a spring onion!

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Looks like a creature I'd find in one of the Doctor Who threads. cheesy
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on Apr 9th, 2013, 3:16pm

on Apr 9th, 2013, 3:04pm, Lily wrote:
Interesting.

Seems it's a big version of a spring onion!

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Yuk .... lipsrsealed can't stand onions! lipsrsealed
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by boredatwork on Apr 9th, 2013, 3:28pm

on Apr 9th, 2013, 3:05pm, Dust wrote:
Looks like a creature I'd find in one of the Doctor Who threads. cheesy

True, in the early days of Dr Who when they didn’t have much money for costumes the Knob Onions from Planet Saladbowl would have been one of the Doctor’s more convincing enemies.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Apr 9th, 2013, 3:29pm

I'm always amazed when people say they can't stand onions! tongue
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Apr 9th, 2013, 3:30pm

on Apr 9th, 2013, 2:43pm, Dust wrote:
Every day or two I get a recipe e-mailed to me from a cooking website. The last few recipes are:

Swedish Pancakes
Grilled Roadside Whole Chicken with Knob Onions
Cheesy Shell Lasagna
Chicken & Stuffing Skillet
Chocolate Banana Bread
Blueberry Pancakes
Parmesan Potatoes
Coriander-Dusted Roast Beef

Which one should I make first? I think I know what Choccy would choose. smiley

And what are Swedish Pancakes anyway? Manda? wink


I'm a little troubled by "roadside" whole chicken... what does that mean?

Also, I am always in favour of banana bread, especially one that involves chocolate!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on Apr 9th, 2013, 3:31pm

on Apr 9th, 2013, 3:29pm, Merryman72 wrote:
I'm always amazed when people say they can't stand onions! tongue


Yuk lipsrsealed lipsrsealed
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Apr 9th, 2013, 3:33pm

on Apr 9th, 2013, 2:47pm, boredatwork wrote:
What the hell is a Knob Onion huh


Sounds like something you'd see on Embarrassing Bodies! grin

(Can I say that?!) grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Apr 9th, 2013, 3:34pm

on Apr 9th, 2013, 3:33pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
Sounds like something you'd see on Embarrassing Bodies! grin

(Can I say that?!) grin


laugh laugh laugh laugh laugh
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Apr 9th, 2013, 3:43pm

on Apr 9th, 2013, 3:33pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
Sounds like something you'd see on Embarrassing Bodies! grin

(Can I say that?!) grin

undecided You guys have a show called "Embarrassing Bodies"?
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Apr 9th, 2013, 3:46pm

on Apr 9th, 2013, 3:43pm, Dust wrote:
undecided You guys have a show called "Embarrassing Bodies"?


Oh yes. People that have embarrassing problems with their bodies allow themselves to be diagnosed on national television, apparently. Don't ask me why, I haven't even ever watched it! rolleyes
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Apr 9th, 2013, 3:47pm

on Apr 9th, 2013, 3:43pm, Dust wrote:
undecided You guys have a show called "Embarrassing Bodies"?


Honestly Dust! You would not believe it!

People who have embarrassing problems who are too embarrassed to go to their doctor, actually go on national television and show it all (and I MEAN show it all!) to the country!

Unbelievable!

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by TheEllanory on Apr 9th, 2013, 3:53pm

on Apr 9th, 2013, 3:47pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
Honestly Dust! You would not believe it!

People who have embarrassing problems who are too embarrassed to go to their doctor, actually go on national television and show it all (and I MEAN show it all!) to the country!

Unbelievable!


Oh yes, it's one of those shows when I'm flicking through channels and I land on that, I am strangely drawn to it and can't tear myself away, in wonder at why ON EARTH someone would happily go on TV to show off their cysts on their....man bits...or women who....actually I can't bring myself to say this. Except the one I'm thinking of, she had to....oh, I can't even say that!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on Apr 9th, 2013, 4:37pm

on Apr 9th, 2013, 3:47pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
Honestly Dust! You would not believe it!

People who have embarrassing problems who are too embarrassed to go to their doctor, actually go on national television and show it all (and I MEAN show it all!) to the country!

Unbelievable!


My eldest son was watching it the other day and I turned the telly off!! what a dreadful show! shocked rolleyes
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Apr 9th, 2013, 4:42pm

on Apr 9th, 2013, 3:47pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
Honestly Dust! You would not believe it!

People who have embarrassing problems who are too embarrassed to go to their doctor, actually go on national television and show it all (and I MEAN show it all!) to the country!

Unbelievable!



I suppose the reason for this, is to get free treatment showing themselves on TV!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Apr 9th, 2013, 4:45pm

on Apr 9th, 2013, 4:42pm, Noni wrote:
I suppose the reason for this, is to get free treatment showing themselves on TV!


We have the NHS which is free! (Well, sort of!)
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Apr 9th, 2013, 4:49pm

Embarrassing Bodies TV show...(snicker) .

Very embarrassing! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Apr 9th, 2013, 4:50pm

on Apr 9th, 2013, 4:45pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
We have the NHS which is free! (Well, sort of!)


Just saw a few clips on YouTube, would NHS cover all these defects these patients have?... wink smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Apr 10th, 2013, 02:56am

on Apr 9th, 2013, 2:43pm, Dust wrote:
Every day or two I get a recipe e-mailed to me from a cooking website. The last few recipes are:

Swedish Pancakes
Grilled Roadside Whole Chicken with Knob Onions
Cheesy Shell Lasagna
Chicken & Stuffing Skillet
Chocolate Banana Bread
Blueberry Pancakes
Parmesan Potatoes
Coriander-Dusted Roast Beef

Which one should I make first? I think I know what Choccy would choose. smiley

And what are Swedish Pancakes anyway? Manda? wink


She probably doesn't know them by that name. In the UK we have Danish Pastries and Swiss Rolls, neither are know by those names in the accredited country! huh
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 10th, 2013, 11:27am

I cannot stand smoked salmon. shocked undecided

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Apr 10th, 2013, 11:47am

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(The randomness of complete thread! grin)
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Apr 10th, 2013, 12:06pm

Last week I was skiing in France, and every day we had to take a bus ride up and down the mountain. On one of those journeys, the bus driver was playing We Can't Dance on the stereo. Unfortunately it only got as far as "How we worked like the devil for our pay" on "Driving the Last Spike" before the journey ended! Just before the best bit of the album rolleyes cheesy
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Apr 10th, 2013, 12:34pm

on Apr 10th, 2013, 12:06pm, Merryman72 wrote:
Last week I was skiing in France, and every day we had to take a bus ride up and down the mountain. On one of those journeys, the bus driver was playing We Can't Dance on the stereo. Unfortunately it only got as far as "How we worked like the devil for our pay" on "Driving the Last Spike" before the journey ended! Just before the best bit of the album rolleyes cheesy

OMG! Skiing in France, listening to Genesis, and the song cuts out before the best part!

Worst vacation ever, huh? rolleyes

wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on Apr 10th, 2013, 12:37pm

on Apr 10th, 2013, 12:34pm, Dust wrote:
OMG! Skiing in France, listening to Genesis, and the song cuts out before the best part!

Worst vacation ever, huh? rolleyes

wink


So it seems! cheesy
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Apr 10th, 2013, 12:59pm

on Apr 10th, 2013, 12:34pm, Dust wrote:
OMG! Skiing in France, listening to Genesis, and the song cuts out before the best part!

Worst vacation ever, huh? rolleyes

wink


grin I hope you didn't actually think I was moaning, I did put a happy face at the end wink Just a "random" observation!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 10th, 2013, 5:01pm

on Apr 10th, 2013, 12:06pm, Merryman72 wrote:
Last week I was skiing in France, and every day we had to take a bus ride up and down the mountain. On one of those journeys, the bus driver was playing We Can't Dance on the stereo. Unfortunately it only got as far as "How we worked like the devil for our pay" on "Driving the Last Spike" before the journey ended! Just before the best bit of the album rolleyes cheesy


...Really? shocked Not that I don't believe you Tom, I just find it awfully peculiar how on this forum we seem to encounter Genesis in the most random places. Like, as you said, on a bus ride in France. I mean, what are the chances? undecided
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Apr 10th, 2013, 5:06pm

on Apr 10th, 2013, 5:01pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
...Really? shocked Not that I don't believe you Tom, I just find it awfully peculiar how on this forum we seem to encounter Genesis in the most random places. Like, as you said, on a bus ride in France. I mean, what are the chances? undecided


Well, Genesis did sell an awful lot of albums - there must be a lot of fans out there!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Apr 10th, 2013, 7:05pm

on Apr 10th, 2013, 5:01pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
...Really? shocked Not that I don't believe you Tom, I just find it awfully peculiar how on this forum we seem to encounter Genesis in the most random places. Like, as you said, on a bus ride in France. I mean, what are the chances? undecided


Miami Beach this winter season:

Coming out of convertible cars
Publix grocery
Golf course
Gym


It's all over the place, the earlier stuff not so much of course.




Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 11th, 2013, 03:28am

What a great album New Gold Dream (81/82/83/84) by Simple Minds is. cool

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Apr 11th, 2013, 06:41am

on Apr 11th, 2013, 03:28am, Down And Out wrote:
What a great album New Gold Dream (81/82/83/84) by Simple Minds is. cool


Absolutely. cool
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 11th, 2013, 11:57am

Just received and previewed my Budgie live album (by playing excerpts of various tracks). My verdict? A mixed bag. Some tracks have awful recording quality and some don't even sound like they're being played live, but there are at least 14 songs that play well, and therefore at least 85 minutes of good live music.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Apr 11th, 2013, 12:57pm

I saw Beavis in the supermarket today....

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I kid you not, the guy looked exactly like that. It was quite unsettling, especially when he caught me looking at him and glared at me.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Apr 11th, 2013, 1:08pm

on Apr 11th, 2013, 12:57pm, Dust wrote:
I saw Beavis in the supermarket today....

User Image

I kid you not, the guy looked exactly like that. It was quite unsettling, especially when he caught me looking at him and glared at me.


grin grin grin Lucky he didn't give you a head butt! wink grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Apr 11th, 2013, 1:54pm

on Apr 11th, 2013, 1:08pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
grin grin grin Lucky he didn't give you a head butt! wink grin



grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ChocolateSurprise on Apr 11th, 2013, 4:43pm

Every time I hear the word 'phenomenon' I sing the Muppet Song in my head, 'manamana, do, do, de doo dah..... grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 11th, 2013, 5:02pm

on Apr 11th, 2013, 4:43pm, ChocolateSurprise wrote:
Every time I hear the word 'phenomenon' I sing the Muppet Song in my head, 'manamana, do, do, de doo dah..... grin


I do too! shocked grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 11th, 2013, 5:03pm

on Apr 11th, 2013, 12:57pm, Dust wrote:
I saw Beavis in the supermarket today....

User Image

I kid you not, the guy looked exactly like that. It was quite unsettling, especially when he caught me looking at him and glared at me.


I once saw a guy in Sainsbury's who looked like Matthew Bellamy from Muse. I made eye contact with him and he made a face as if to say "No, I'm not Matthew Bellamy." grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 11th, 2013, 5:04pm

on Apr 11th, 2013, 5:03pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
I once saw a guy in Sainsbury's who looked like Matthew Bellamy from Muse. I made eye contact with him and he made a face as if to say "No, I'm not Matthew Bellamy." grin

That would've shocked Lily given how ugly she thinks Matt Bellamy is! grin

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ChocolateSurprise on Apr 11th, 2013, 5:04pm

on Apr 11th, 2013, 5:02pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
I do too! shocked grin


grin

I'm no longer alone..... cheesy
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 11th, 2013, 5:08pm

on Apr 11th, 2013, 5:04pm, ChocolateSurprise wrote:
grin

I'm no longer alone..... cheesy

OK, 666! grin wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ChocolateSurprise on Apr 11th, 2013, 5:21pm

on Apr 11th, 2013, 5:08pm, Down And Out wrote:
OK, 666! grin wink


grin grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Apr 11th, 2013, 6:44pm

on Apr 11th, 2013, 5:04pm, Down And Out wrote:
That would've shocked Lily given how ugly she thinks Matt Bellamy is! grin



That makes me sound so mean! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 12th, 2013, 02:36am

on Apr 11th, 2013, 6:44pm, Lily wrote:
That makes me sound so mean! grin

Not really. Beauty - or lack of it - is in the eye of the beholder. wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on Apr 12th, 2013, 03:12am

Why people judge you without knowing you at all? rolleyes

Even if they know you, why they judge you too .... rolleyes
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Apr 12th, 2013, 06:37am

on Apr 12th, 2013, 02:36am, Down And Out wrote:
Not really. Beauty - or lack of it - is in the eye of the beholder. wink


Well then the beholder should keep their mouth shut I suppose! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Apr 12th, 2013, 07:18am

on Apr 12th, 2013, 02:36am, Down And Out wrote:
Not really. Beauty - or lack of it - is in the eye of the beholder. wink


Get it out with Optrex!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 12th, 2013, 07:45am

The 2013 Champions League final could be an all Spanish affair, an all German affair or Spain versus Germany.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Apr 13th, 2013, 07:37am

I think I'll have a chicken butty smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 13th, 2013, 08:49am

I'm waiting for the rain to stop before going shopping.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Apr 13th, 2013, 09:08am

Let's hope it stops soon Nigel! Looks like the Hampshire cricket game is ending in a draw, even though Hampshire were completely on top of Leicestershire for the 2.5 days of play rolleyes
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 13th, 2013, 1:26pm

Britain's Got Talent is back. Another long series of shows reminding us that this is such a great nation yadda yadda yadda, that we're so unique because we're British yadda yadda yadda... rolleyes
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Apr 13th, 2013, 3:10pm

on Apr 13th, 2013, 1:26pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
Britain's Got Talent is back. Another long series of shows reminding us that this is such a great nation yadda yadda yadda, that we're so unique because we're British yadda yadda yadda... rolleyes


Not sure about that! I think it's just a bit of fun. grin I watch the auditions sometimes as they can be quite entertaining (David Walliams is funny cheesy).
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 14th, 2013, 04:08am

Well done to Wigan for making the FA Cup Final. Supernatural will be pleased. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by HENRY on Apr 14th, 2013, 04:38am

Slubberdegullions on squeaky feet...
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Apr 14th, 2013, 04:47am

on Apr 14th, 2013, 04:08am, Down And Out wrote:
Well done to Wigan for making the FA Cup Final. Supernatural will be pleased. smiley


Cheers grin I am a little chuffed about it smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 14th, 2013, 10:23am

All at once I can see what we do. Me into me, and you into you.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 15th, 2013, 03:53am

It's Monday morning again.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 15th, 2013, 05:35am

on Apr 15th, 2013, 03:53am, Down And Out wrote:
It's Monday morning again.



Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 15th, 2013, 09:39am

on Apr 15th, 2013, 05:35am, NoSonofVine wrote:

Good song. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Apr 15th, 2013, 11:50am

I regularly walk past a wall which has "ACAB" spray-painted onto it. I'm led to believe that it is a rude message to policemen (all cops are b*****ds?), but all I can think is that I ought to add "AB" at the beginning!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Apr 15th, 2013, 12:08pm

on Apr 15th, 2013, 11:50am, Merryman72 wrote:
I regularly walk past a wall which has "ACAB" spray-painted onto it. I'm led to believe that it is a rude message to policemen (all cops are b*****ds?), but all I can think is that I ought to add "AB" at the beginning!


Not sure what that means?... I'm assuming it's rude or vulgar! rolleyes
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 15th, 2013, 12:13pm

on Apr 15th, 2013, 09:39am, Down And Out wrote:
Good song. smiley


My favourite of theirs, actually. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Apr 15th, 2013, 12:25pm

There is a peregrine falcon nesting on a Vodafone mobile phone mast near where I live! Luckily I'm not on Vodafone grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 15th, 2013, 12:27pm

The Rolling Stones have uploaded a video to YouTube that references the song "It's Only Rock And Roll, But I Like It." with regards to their current tour. Now this is going to sound incredibly daft of me and I feel like an absolute plank for saying this, but I never knew this song even existed until now, even though the Genesis lyric "It's only knock and knowall but I like it." is a reference to it. rolleyes In other words, I knew that the lyric was a reference to the phrase "it's only rock and roll, but I like it." but I didn't know the phrase came from an actual song! shocked rolleyes

Although I really like the first disc of their Rolled Gold best of compilation, I know very little about The Rolling Stones. undecided
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Apr 15th, 2013, 12:28pm

on Apr 15th, 2013, 11:50am, Merryman72 wrote:
I regularly walk past a wall which has "ACAB" spray-painted onto it. I'm led to believe that it is a rude message to policemen (all cops are b*****ds?), but all I can think is that I ought to add "AB" at the beginning!


on Apr 15th, 2013, 12:08pm, Noni wrote:
Not sure what that means?... I'm assuming it's rude or vulgar! rolleyes


Quote:
I'm led to believe that it is a rude message to policemen (all cops are b*****ds?),


wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Apr 15th, 2013, 12:30pm

Don't worry Thomas, I know little and less about the Stones! I've never really felt the need to investigate, though. I knew that song was an actual song because I read it on some discussion of the Lamb lyrics somewhere. cheesy
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Apr 15th, 2013, 12:37pm

on Apr 15th, 2013, 11:50am, Merryman72 wrote:
I regularly walk past a wall which has "ACAB" spray-painted onto it. I'm led to believe that it is a rude message to policemen (all cops are b*****ds?), but all I can think is that I ought to add "AB" at the beginning!


Thank you Gabble Ratchet! grin

My eyes was not focussed on what was being said here!

grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Apr 15th, 2013, 12:52pm

on Apr 15th, 2013, 12:37pm, Noni wrote:
Thank you Gabble Ratchet! grin

My eyes was not focussed on what was being said here!

grin


My pleasure! wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Apr 15th, 2013, 1:53pm

WARNING to any piece of paper who wants to give me a paper cut.
I AM A BLACK BELT IN ORIGAMI. grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by boredatwork on Apr 15th, 2013, 2:15pm

on Apr 15th, 2013, 12:27pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
The Rolling Stones have uploaded a video to YouTube that references the song "It's Only Rock And Roll, But I Like It." with regards to their current tour. Now this is going to sound incredibly daft of me and I feel like an absolute plank for saying this, but I never knew this song even existed until now, even though the Genesis lyric "It's only knock and knowall but I like it." is a reference to it. rolleyes In other words, I knew that the lyric was a reference to the phrase "it's only rock and roll, but I like it." but I didn't know the phrase came from an actual song! shocked rolleyes

Although I’ve long known the song, I hadn’t seen its video with the Stones being completely submerged in bubble bath until recently:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGaBlygm0UY

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 16th, 2013, 05:51am

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Used to love these in the 80s! smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on Apr 16th, 2013, 07:20am

on Apr 16th, 2013, 05:51am, Down And Out wrote:
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Used to love these in the 80s! smiley


Wrong thread! wink grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 16th, 2013, 07:42am

on Apr 16th, 2013, 05:51am, Down And Out wrote:
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Used to love these in the 80s! smiley


I've never been able to solve one and I probably never will be able to, because the difficulty is absolutely extreme.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on Apr 16th, 2013, 07:58am

on Apr 16th, 2013, 07:42am, NoSonofVine wrote:
I've never been able to solve one and I probably never will be able to, because the difficulty is absolutely extreme.


I am useless to solve it too! tongue
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 16th, 2013, 09:14am

on Apr 16th, 2013, 07:20am, Paloma wrote:
Wrong thread! wink grin

Only had I shown the cube in its solved state. wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Apr 16th, 2013, 11:39am

In the early afternoon, when I see that the last post on the "What Are You Watching Now" thread was made by Down & Out, I don't even bother opening it... that would just be Pointless. grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 16th, 2013, 11:52am

on Apr 16th, 2013, 11:39am, Dust wrote:
In the early afternoon, when I see that the last post on the "What Are You Watching Now" thread was made by Down & Out, I don't even bother opening it... that would just be Pointless. grin

Actually I've made more posts in that thread recently saying "Indian Premier League...". So don't assume. wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Apr 16th, 2013, 12:02pm

on Apr 16th, 2013, 11:52am, Down And Out wrote:
Actually I've made more posts in that thread recently saying "Indian Premier League...". So don't assume. wink

And what's your colorful anagram for that one? wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Apr 16th, 2013, 12:16pm

on Apr 16th, 2013, 07:42am, NoSonofVine wrote:
I've never been able to solve one and I probably never will be able to, because the difficulty is absolutely extreme.


My Matthew solved one about a week before his 9th birthday. Honestly!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 17th, 2013, 03:45am

I think I must have missed Noni passing the 6,000 post mark. Belated congratulations Noni. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Apr 17th, 2013, 06:51am

on Apr 17th, 2013, 03:45am, Down And Out wrote:
I think I must have missed Noni passing the 6,000 post mark. Belated congratulations Noni. smiley


That you Down and Out! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 17th, 2013, 10:38am

What a truly awesome song Rush's The Spirit Of Radio is. cool

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Apr 17th, 2013, 10:49am

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Scientific Delirium Madness
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Apr 17th, 2013, 11:48am

on Apr 17th, 2013, 10:38am, Down And Out wrote:
What a truly awesome song Rush's The Spirit Of Radio is. cool


Agreed.


This should have been in my best openers thread, Tom Sawyer and South Park.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh_9NY56Sxw


grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Apr 17th, 2013, 1:12pm

on Apr 17th, 2013, 10:38am, Down And Out wrote:
What a truly awesome song Rush's The Spirit Of Radio is. cool


I've been reading a piece in progrock mag called"Men At Work:45 Fantastic Facts That We Never Knew About Rush" and one is that they always have trouble playing it live
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 17th, 2013, 1:36pm

Yessongs... now THAT is a live album.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Apr 17th, 2013, 2:08pm

It's fun to catch someone in a lie, but it's even better to catch someone catching himself in a lie!

We were talking about the pollen-dust that settles everywhere, and the car salesman told about how at 8:00 the car outside the showroom window was clean, and by 5:00 it was covered in a layer of dust. Then 30 minutes later he mentioned that he came into work at noon, and suddenly blurted, "Um, uh, what I meant was that there was already some dust on the car at noon,"... long after we had forgotten the entire discussion about the pollen-dust! smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Apr 17th, 2013, 2:19pm

*name drop*

Alex Lifeson is a member at my person's golf club. cool
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Apr 17th, 2013, 4:15pm

Maybe we'll go to Belize. cool
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 18th, 2013, 02:39am

Cough.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on Apr 18th, 2013, 07:20am

I might start studying German .... rolleyes
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Apr 18th, 2013, 07:26am

on Apr 18th, 2013, 07:20am, Paloma wrote:
I might start studying German .... rolleyes


Gute Idee.

grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on Apr 18th, 2013, 07:48am

on Apr 18th, 2013, 07:26am, slowdancer wrote:
Gute Idee.

grin


Ha! see? I already can understand it!! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Apr 18th, 2013, 08:41am

My mom is having surgery today. It's minor surgery--a "woman thing" as she says--and she'll be out tomorrow, but she's 84 so I'm a little on edge. sad
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Apr 18th, 2013, 08:50am

on Apr 18th, 2013, 07:20am, Paloma wrote:
I might start studying German .... rolleyes


Ich mag Deutsch sprechen

grin

Guten tag! wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on Apr 18th, 2013, 08:51am

on Apr 18th, 2013, 08:41am, Dust wrote:
My mom is having surgery today. It's minor surgery--a "woman thing" as she says--and she'll be out tomorrow, but she's 84 so I'm a little on edge. sad


Hope everything goes well for her! Thoughts and vibes smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Apr 18th, 2013, 08:59am

on Apr 18th, 2013, 08:41am, Dust wrote:
My mom is having surgery today. It's minor surgery--a "woman thing" as she says--and she'll be out tomorrow, but she's 84 so I'm a little on edge. sad


Thoughts with your mother today!...
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Apr 18th, 2013, 10:05am

on Apr 18th, 2013, 08:41am, Dust wrote:
My mom is having surgery today. It's minor surgery--a "woman thing" as she says--and she'll be out tomorrow, but she's 84 so I'm a little on edge. sad


Thinking of Ma Dust. Hope all goes well.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Apr 18th, 2013, 10:23am

Thank you, Paloma, Noni, and Lily. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 19th, 2013, 03:14am

The start of Porcupine Tree's My Ashes sounds like Led Zeppelin's No Quarter.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 19th, 2013, 05:31am

on Apr 19th, 2013, 03:14am, Down And Out wrote:
The start of Porcupine Tree's My Ashes sounds like Led Zeppelin's No Quarter.


Awesome. No Quarter is a acid rock classic... it contains one of my favourite Zeppelin lyrics, as well: "The dogs of doom are howling more." Perfect lyrical timing... cool
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 20th, 2013, 03:15am

I'm a tad hungover. rolleyes

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Apr 20th, 2013, 12:57pm

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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 20th, 2013, 2:37pm

on Apr 20th, 2013, 12:57pm, foxfeeder wrote:
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As a Hufflepuff this offends me... undecided

grin tongue
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 20th, 2013, 2:49pm

Went out to a beautiful castle today with friends and family for an end of Easter day out. Glorious sunshine and divine Springtime scenery made it a fantastic visit. The castle also has a "joke maze" which tricks you into going around in circles, but there's no centre. Fooled us all! grin

The only part of the day out I disliked was a part of the castle which had extremely lifelike waxwork dummies of Henry VIII and his six wives. I've never liked waxwork dummies because I always fear that they'll spring to life. When I was young I got a nasty shock when I encountered a living statue who jumped out to scare me. I've had a fear of them ever since. undecided
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 21st, 2013, 03:30am

Last home game of the season for Wasps today - thank god! grin wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Apr 22nd, 2013, 1:14pm

on Apr 20th, 2013, 2:37pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
As a Hufflepuff this offends me... undecided

grin tongue


Had to ask my daughter why! grin (She's a Ravenclaw - or is it Ravensclaw?)
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 22nd, 2013, 1:40pm

on Apr 22nd, 2013, 1:14pm, foxfeeder wrote:
Had to ask my daughter why! grin (She's a Ravenclaw - or is it Ravensclaw?)


Ravenclaw. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Apr 22nd, 2013, 2:06pm

on Apr 22nd, 2013, 1:40pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
Ravenclaw. smiley

Isn't that the name of a Prog-Rock band? wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Apr 22nd, 2013, 2:33pm

on Apr 22nd, 2013, 2:06pm, Dust wrote:
Isn't that the name of a Prog-Rock band? wink


There is a band called Raven-Sad grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Apr 22nd, 2013, 3:05pm

I'm a Ravenclaw! Or a Hufflepuff. (Definitely not Gryffindor or Slytherin at any rate!)
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 22nd, 2013, 3:56pm

on Apr 22nd, 2013, 3:05pm, Merryman72 wrote:
I'm a Ravenclaw! Or a Hufflepuff. (Definitely not Gryffindor or Slytherin at any rate!)


Actually according to Pottermore I'm a Ravenclaw, but let's be honest - the Pottermore sorting quiz is poorly made because it's really vague and confusing. It's placed lots and lots of Potter fans into a house that they feel they do not belong in.

This sorting quiz is a lot better (it put me in Hufflepuff, which is definitely the house I belong in) because it's easier to answer. You know what you're choosing, unlike in the convoluted Pottermore house quiz:

http://www.thealmightyguru.com/Reviews/HarryPotter/Docs/Quiz-House.html
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Apr 22nd, 2013, 4:08pm

on Apr 22nd, 2013, 3:56pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
Actually according to Pottermore I'm a Ravenclaw, but let's be honest - the Pottermore sorting quiz is poorly made because it's really vague and confusing. It's placed lots and lots of Potter fans into house that they feel they do not belong in.

This sorting quiz is a lot better (it put me in Hufflepuff, which is definitely the house I belong in) because it's easier to answer. You know what you're choosing, unlike in the convoluted Pottermore house quiz:

http://www.thealmightyguru.com/Reviews/HarryPotter/Docs/Quiz-House.html

It says I'm a Pufnstuf.

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cheesy
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 22nd, 2013, 4:18pm

on Apr 22nd, 2013, 4:08pm, Dust wrote:
It says I'm a Pufnstuf.

User Image

cheesy


laugh

I love this forum. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 23rd, 2013, 02:37am

Harry who? grin wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 24th, 2013, 04:27am

Boy band JLS are splitting up - I'm heartbroken! laugh wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Rail on Apr 24th, 2013, 04:41am

Fed up with breaking every grass strimmer i touch,including my elderly neighbour's yesterday shocked

I have now resorted to good old fashioned garden shears

Thats all...
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Apr 24th, 2013, 06:46am

"You've got 2 empty halves of coconut and you're bangin' 'em together"
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 24th, 2013, 07:35am

on Apr 24th, 2013, 06:46am, supernatural wrote:
"You've got 2 empty halves of coconut and you're bangin' 'em together"

Ideal for the soundtrack of Monty Python And The Holy Grail. grin

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Apr 24th, 2013, 08:44am

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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Apr 24th, 2013, 08:46am


Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by boredatwork on Apr 24th, 2013, 10:34am

on Apr 24th, 2013, 04:27am, Down And Out wrote:
Boy band JLS are splitting up - I'm heartbroken! laugh wink

Tragic news, & so soon after the Girls Aloud split too … wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 24th, 2013, 3:54pm

on Apr 24th, 2013, 04:27am, Down And Out wrote:
Boy band JLS are splitting up - I'm heartbroken! laugh wink


shocked

Oh, I sincerely hope One Direction doesn't break up too! It'll be the end of music as we know it! shocked grin tongue
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Hackenbacker on Apr 24th, 2013, 8:04pm

Everybody! Say it with me and wiggle! Peas! Peas! Peas! Peas! Peas! Peas! Look! David Hasselhof can fly!!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Apr 24th, 2013, 8:08pm

To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering, one must not love. But then, one suffers from not loving. Therefore, to love is to suffer; not to love is to suffer; to suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy, then, is to suffer, but suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be happy, one must love or love to suffer or suffer from too much happiness.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Hackenbacker on Apr 24th, 2013, 8:40pm

I once ate an olive right off the tree. I nearly threw up!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Rail on Apr 25th, 2013, 03:23am

on Apr 24th, 2013, 8:40pm, Hackenbacker wrote:
I once ate an olive right off the tree. I nearly threw up!


Ive had an olive tree in a pot in the garden for years...it produces tiny black things that dont resemble olives apart from last year when one fully formed olive appeared. I ate it and,surprisingly,it was rather good smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 25th, 2013, 04:35am

I managed to free up about 40 MB of memory on my mobile phone yesterday.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Apr 25th, 2013, 07:42am

on Apr 25th, 2013, 04:35am, Down And Out wrote:
I managed to free up about 40 MB of memory on my mobile phone yesterday.


I don't think I have that much memory on my phone shocked
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Apr 25th, 2013, 08:00am

on Apr 24th, 2013, 3:54pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
shocked

Oh, I sincerely hope One Direction doesn't break up too! It'll be the end of music as we know it! shocked grin tongue


And Jedward! grin

I've never understood how they haven't split up. The jealousy: "You've got all the letters of your name in the band, and I've only got one!"
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Apr 25th, 2013, 08:04am

"Ask me who invented sarcasm."

"Alright, who invented sarcasm?"

"I did." rolleyes

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 26th, 2013, 01:55am

Why are facial emoticons often referred to as smileys? After all, in many cases the faces are doing anything but smiling. wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Apr 26th, 2013, 06:39am

on Apr 25th, 2013, 08:00am, foxfeeder wrote:
And Jedward! grin

I've never understood how they haven't split up. The jealousy: "You've got all the letters of your name in the band, and I've only got one!"


it's just one person and it's all done by mirrors grin cheesy
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 26th, 2013, 07:08am

Just handed in a 3000 word essay (one hour over the deadline unfortunately) about the evolution of progressive rock through the 1970s to the 80s, including a comparison between the music of Genesis and Pink Floyd. And I couldn't have done it without the help of this forum... it's really changed my life and made me see music in so many different ways. smiley ...God I'm so cheesy. grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Apr 26th, 2013, 07:23am

on Apr 26th, 2013, 06:39am, supernatural wrote:
it's just one person and it's all done by mirrors grin cheesy


So I need a brick and a bullet, not 2 bullets?




cheesy
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Apr 26th, 2013, 10:15am

on Apr 26th, 2013, 07:08am, NoSonofVine wrote:
Just handed in a 3000 word essay (one hour over the deadline unfortunately) about the evolution of progressive rock through the 1970s to the 80s, including a comparison between the music of Genesis and Pink Floyd. And I couldn't have done it without the help of this forum... it's really changed my life and made me see music in so many different ways. smiley ...God I'm so cheesy. grin


Hope you mentioned Camel! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 26th, 2013, 10:18am

on Apr 26th, 2013, 07:08am, NoSonofVine wrote:
Just handed in a 3000 word essay (one hour over the deadline unfortunately) about the evolution of progressive rock through the 1970s to the 80s, including a comparison between the music of Genesis and Pink Floyd. And I couldn't have done it without the help of this forum... it's really changed my life and made me see music in so many different ways. smiley ...God I'm so cheesy. grin

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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Apr 26th, 2013, 12:23pm

There are many people designated as "Moderators" of this forum who apparently haven't visited in years. Just sayin'. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by HENRY on Apr 26th, 2013, 1:06pm

I couldn't find any nice soft pretzels at the grocery store today. undecided
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Apr 26th, 2013, 1:26pm

on Apr 26th, 2013, 07:23am, foxfeeder wrote:
So I need a brick and a bullet, not 2 bullets?




cheesy


don't use a brick!! You'll smash the mirror into lots of little pieces and then there'll be loads of them!!! angry
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 27th, 2013, 02:04am

Let a = b = 1
=> a2 = ab
=> a2 - b2 = ab - b2
=> (a + b)(a - b) = b(a - b)
=> a + b = b
=> 2 = 1

shocked grin wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 27th, 2013, 03:44am

on Apr 26th, 2013, 10:15am, Noni wrote:
Hope you mentioned Camel! grin


I did, but briefly. I mentioned how they managed to avoid appearing pretentious thanks to blending in an accessible sound with their prog, and by remaining neutral in this way managed to survive the end of the progressive era.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Apr 27th, 2013, 03:57am

on Apr 25th, 2013, 08:00am, foxfeeder wrote:
And Jedward! grin

I've never understood how they haven't split up. The jealousy: "You've got all the letters of your name in the band, and I've only got one!"


Jerkward wouldn't have worked, Foxy! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Apr 27th, 2013, 04:01am

on Apr 27th, 2013, 02:04am, Down And Out wrote:
=> a + b = b


How can a + b = b if a and b both equal 1?

a + b = 2a
a + b = 2b

Surely? Or am I missing a trick somewhere?

Why is there a greater than sign after the equals sign at the start of each equation? Maybe that's where I'm going wrong. undecided

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Apr 27th, 2013, 06:11am

on Apr 27th, 2013, 04:01am, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
How can a + b = b if a and b both equal 1?

a + b = 2a
a + b = 2b

Surely? Or am I missing a trick somewhere?

Why is there a greater than sign after the equals sign at the start of each equation? Maybe that's where I'm going wrong. undecided


I agree!.............................. huh
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Apr 27th, 2013, 06:14am

on Apr 27th, 2013, 03:44am, NoSonofVine wrote:
I did, but briefly. I mentioned how they managed to avoid appearing pretentious thanks to blending in an accessible sound with their prog, and by remaining neutral in this way managed to survive the end of the progressive era.


Great job! smiley They have a huge history, including plenty of talented musicians joining this band!....... smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Apr 27th, 2013, 06:22am

on Apr 27th, 2013, 02:04am, Down And Out wrote:
Let a = b = 1
=> a2 = ab
=> a2 - b2 = ab - b2
=> (a + b)(a - b) = b(a - b)
=> a + b = b
=> 2 = 1

shocked grin wink

I would say that your progression from the third to the fourth equation is invalid, since in this case (a-b)=0, and you cannot divide anything by 0.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 27th, 2013, 06:28am

on Apr 27th, 2013, 02:04am, Down And Out wrote:
Let a = b = 1
=> a2 = ab
=> a2 - b2 = ab - b2
=> (a + b)(a - b) = b(a - b)
=> a + b = b
=> 2 = 1

shocked grin wink

on Apr 27th, 2013, 06:22am, Dust wrote:
I would say that your progression from the third to the fourth equation is invalid, since in this case (a-b)=0, and you cannot divide anything by 0.

Dust is awarded a gold star for spotting the erroneous step that leads to the anomaly. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Apr 27th, 2013, 06:46am

on Apr 27th, 2013, 06:28am, Down And Out wrote:
Dust is awarded a gold star for spotting the erroneous step that leads to the anomaly. smiley


Where's the division bit then? huh
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Apr 27th, 2013, 06:48am

on Apr 27th, 2013, 06:46am, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
Where's the division bit then? huh


Oh hang on a minute, I think my maths is coming back to me slowly!

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 27th, 2013, 06:50am

on Apr 27th, 2013, 06:48am, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
Oh hang on a minute, I think my maths is coming back to me slowly!

Well I suppose it was many years ago! grin wink kiss

P.S. The "=>" signs mean "thus" or "implies".

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Apr 27th, 2013, 06:57am

on Apr 27th, 2013, 06:50am, Down And Out wrote:
Well I suppose it was many years ago! grin wink kiss

P.S. The "=>" signs mean "thus" or "implies".


We didn't use that at school (I can remember that much! grin), we just wrote the next bit underneath!


Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Apr 27th, 2013, 08:08am

on Apr 27th, 2013, 02:04am, Down And Out wrote:
Let a = b = 1
=> a2 = ab
=> a2 - b2 = ab - b2
=> (a + b)(a - b) = b(a - b)
=> a + b = b
=> 2 = 1

shocked grin wink


Last week there was a class reunion to celebrate the 30th anniversary of us passing a - levels. Met my math teacher again. He gave me a pain in the arse for 7 years. And I still fail to forgive him.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 27th, 2013, 08:42am

This thread should be retitled "the mathematics thread". grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Apr 27th, 2013, 09:30am

Husband: You dont need to yell!!.............

Wife: I am not yelling, I am not even talking in capital letters

grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 27th, 2013, 1:17pm

If I could choose, I'd make the next forum theme for the Live Over Europe album. We've had a lot of bright and sunny forum themes recently so I'd prefer something more dark and depressing for May, even if it doesn't match the season. A black and white forum theme would look fresh and interesting IMHO.

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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Apr 27th, 2013, 1:47pm

on Apr 27th, 2013, 1:17pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
If I could choose, I'd make the next forum theme for the Live Over Europe album. We've had a lot of bright and sunny forum themes recently so I'd prefer something more dark and depressing for May, even if it doesn't match the season. A black and white forum theme would look fresh and interesting IMHO.

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The only chance of that happening is if you write to Krissy. Hey, I'd vote for it.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Apr 27th, 2013, 1:57pm

on Apr 27th, 2013, 03:57am, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
Jerkward wouldn't have worked, Foxy! grin


It works for me! wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 28th, 2013, 02:42am

I watched the 1970s performances from "The Old Grey Whistle Test" on BBC Four last night. And rather good it was too. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Apr 28th, 2013, 05:58am

Bacon on home made bread. Mmmmmmm! smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 28th, 2013, 07:14am

on Apr 28th, 2013, 02:42am, Down And Out wrote:
I watched the 1970s performances from "The Old Grey Whistle Test" on BBC Four last night. And rather good it was too. smiley


What's this? huh
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 28th, 2013, 07:23am

on Apr 28th, 2013, 02:42am, Down And Out wrote:
I watched the 1970s performances from "The Old Grey Whistle Test" on BBC Four last night. And rather good it was too. smiley

on Apr 28th, 2013, 07:14am, NoSonofVine wrote:
What's this? huh

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Old_Grey_Whistle_Test

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by HENRY on Apr 28th, 2013, 07:46am

Earl Anthony was a left-handed American professional bowler who held records of 41 titles and six bowler of the year awards on the Professional Bowlers Association Tour.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Hackenbacker on Apr 28th, 2013, 1:57pm

My cat's breath smells like cat food.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 28th, 2013, 2:56pm

on Apr 28th, 2013, 07:23am, Down And Out wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Old_Grey_Whistle_Test


Ah, I see. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 29th, 2013, 03:49am

New month soon, so new forum theme required.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 29th, 2013, 04:56am

Gentle Giant is such an extraordinary progressive rock band.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Apr 29th, 2013, 06:43am

on Apr 29th, 2013, 04:56am, NoSonofVine wrote:
Gentle Giant is such an extraordinary progressive rock band.


Yes it is! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 29th, 2013, 09:34am

North Korea is surprisingly only the second worst country in the world for press freedom. shocked The worst is Eritrea in east Africa. shocked

[source: the i newspaper]

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by HENRY on Apr 29th, 2013, 09:38am

Just checking in for precious post points.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Apr 29th, 2013, 1:16pm

There is lambs wool under my naked feet
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Snowbound on Apr 29th, 2013, 3:02pm

After all, your soul will still surrender
After all, don't doubt your part
Be ready to be loved


It's a great song, but is it just me, or do these lyrics sound slightly... stalker-y?
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Apr 29th, 2013, 3:51pm

on Apr 29th, 2013, 3:02pm, Snowbound wrote:
After all, your soul will still surrender
After all, don't doubt your part
Be ready to be loved


It's a great song, but is it just me, or do these lyrics sound slightly... stalker-y?


or rapisty...... undecided
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 29th, 2013, 4:22pm

And will I wait forever
Beside the silent mirror,
And fish for bitter minnows
Amongst the weeds and slimy
...Water?


One of my new favourite Genesis verses. I listened to Trespass again last week and I suddenly realised just how magnificent this verse is, and I kept singing it over and over while in the shower this morning. Such a timeless, elegant set of lyrics... cool
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 30th, 2013, 02:31am

What a brilliant sitcom the original "The Fall And Rise of Reginald Perrin", starring the late great Leonard Rossiter, was. cool

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Apr 30th, 2013, 08:10am

on Apr 29th, 2013, 4:22pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
And will I wait forever
Beside the silent mirror,
And fish for bitter minnows
Amongst the weeds and slimy
...Water?


One of my new favourite Genesis verses. I listened to Trespass again last week and I suddenly realised just how magnificent this verse is, and I kept singing it over and over while in the shower this morning. Such a timeless, elegant set of lyrics... cool


A great verse indeed that stands out too! wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Apr 30th, 2013, 08:35am

on Apr 29th, 2013, 4:22pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
And will I wait forever
Beside the silent mirror,
And fish for bitter minnows
Amongst the weeds and slimy
...Water?


One of my new favourite Genesis verses. I listened to Trespass again last week and I suddenly realised just how magnificent this verse is, and I kept singing it over and over while in the shower this morning. Such a timeless, elegant set of lyrics... cool

To be honest, I've always felt that "weeds and slimy... water" is one of the band's more awkward phrasings, much in the same way as "the same winds but whereas..." from "Heathaze". The lyrics and music don't really sync. undecided





Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 30th, 2013, 10:05am

on Apr 30th, 2013, 08:35am, Dust wrote:
To be honest, I've always felt that "weeds and slimy... water" is one of the band's more awkward phrasings, much in the same way as "the same winds but whereas..." from "Heathaze". The lyrics and music don't really sync. undecided


Fair enough, but I love both of those lyrics. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Apr 30th, 2013, 12:35pm

The newest forum member is "laika". I think that was the name of the first dog in space. grin

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Apr 30th, 2013, 5:48pm

"Thank you for releasing me!"
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 1st, 2013, 02:19am

Wibble.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 1st, 2013, 04:54am

on May 1st, 2013, 02:19am, Down And Out wrote:
Wibble.


The surname of the first family I ever made in the original Sims back in 2000, and all the family members died off because at the time I was hilariously inexperienced with it. laugh So many memories playing that after coming home from school and during the Summer holidays with friends round... smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on May 1st, 2013, 06:37am

on May 1st, 2013, 02:19am, Down And Out wrote:
Wibble.


Did you have your underpants on your head and pencils up your nostrils when you typed that? laugh grin cheesy smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 1st, 2013, 09:48am

on May 1st, 2013, 02:19am, Down And Out wrote:
Wibble.

on May 1st, 2013, 06:37am, supernatural wrote:
Did you have your underpants on your head and pencils up your nostrils when you typed that? laugh grin cheesy smiley

Of course Darling! grin

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on May 1st, 2013, 10:25am

on May 1st, 2013, 02:19am, Down And Out wrote:
Wibble.


The "forum of the last resort" on the Hyundai Coupe/Tiburon forum!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 1st, 2013, 4:40pm

There's a new and rather humorous glitch on YouTube, where videos display video ratings with nothing but likes. laugh If you go to Justin Bieber's "Baby" music video, the most disliked video on YouTube, it suddenly has over 5 million likes and no dislikes! laugh Beebs had better enjoy it while it lasts. tongue grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on May 1st, 2013, 5:04pm

on May 1st, 2013, 4:40pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
There's a new and rather humorous glitch on YouTube, where videos display video ratings with nothing but likes. laugh If you go to Justin Bieber's "Baby" music video, the most disliked video on YouTube, it suddenly has over 5 million likes and no dislikes! laugh Beebs had better enjoy it while it lasts. tongue grin


You were watching it were you? grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 1st, 2013, 5:50pm

on May 1st, 2013, 5:04pm, Lily wrote:
You were watching it were you? grin


No, the dislike bug is on all videos, and after seeing many videos with no dislikes, I went to that one to verify the fact that it is indeed a bug. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by HENRY on May 2nd, 2013, 12:23am

Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey Chim chim cher-oo!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 2nd, 2013, 03:34am

Did anybody dance round the maypole yesterday? wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 2nd, 2013, 04:40am

on May 2nd, 2013, 03:34am, Down And Out wrote:
Did anybody dance round the maypole yesterday? wink


No, but I did (and I'm not ashamed to say it) dance like an absolute lunatic to The Musical Box when I listened to Nursery Cryme yesterday. I just can't help it. The entire thing is perfect. Whereas Supper suffers from a couple of dull passages and some dodgy lyrics ("You're all full of ball!") TMB doesn't have a single negative moment IMHO, and both instrumental sections give me so much adrenaline! cool cool cool

And yes, I did close the curtains so no-one saw more dancing like that. grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 2nd, 2013, 04:46am

One of the songs on The Alan Parsons Project's Tales Of Mystery And Imagination album (which I'm listening to for the first time this morning) includes a short section that sounds like drunk men laughing. This is exactly the same sound clip used as the hidden track at the end of Orange Goblin's Frequencies From Planet Ten album! shocked shocked shocked This of course means that the sound clip is a stock sound clip that any band can use and not one made specifically for the album.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on May 2nd, 2013, 05:43am

on May 2nd, 2013, 04:46am, NoSonofVine wrote:
One of the songs on The Alan Parsons Project's Tales Of Mystery And Imagination album (which I'm listening to for the first time this morning) includes a short section that sounds like drunk men laughing. This is exactly the same sound clip used as the hidden track at the end of Orange Goblin's Frequencies From Planet Ten album! shocked shocked shocked This of course means that the sound clip is a stock sound clip that any band can use and not one made specifically for the album.

I assume you're talking about the section at the opening of "Dr. Tarr & Professor Fether." While I have neither the time nor inclination to seek out and listen to an Orange Goblin song rolleyes I sincerely doubt that Alan Parsons, who produced his sound effects at the Abbey Road Studios, used a "stock sound clip."

Just sayin'.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 2nd, 2013, 06:33am

on May 2nd, 2013, 05:43am, Dust wrote:
I assume you're talking about the section at the opening of "Dr. Tarr & Professor Fether." While I have neither the time nor inclination to seek out and listen to an Orange Goblin song rolleyes I sincerely doubt that Alan Parsons, who produced his sound effects at the Abbey Road Studios, used a "stock sound clip."

Just sayin'.


So you're saying that OG ripped off Alan Parsons? Damn. sad But then again, it was only a hidden track, which I never actually listen to - I just know it exists. And by the way, I'm not exactly a "fan" of Orange Goblin. I just really like their debut album because it mixes a lot of genres I like together.

I'm sure it was exactly the same though. At the end of the last track on FFPT there is silence, and then a minute of drunk men laughing, a cash register and glasses clinking, implying the sound effects you'd hear late at night in a pub. I'm going to listen to that part again to confirm this extreme similarity.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on May 2nd, 2013, 08:42am

on May 2nd, 2013, 06:33am, NoSonofVine wrote:
So you're saying that OG ripped off Alan Parsons? Damn. sad But then again, it was only a hidden track, which I never actually listen to - I just know it exists. And by the way, I'm not exactly a "fan" of Orange Goblin. I just really like their debut album because it mixes a lot of genres I like together.

I'm sure it was exactly the same though. At the end of the last track on FFPT there is silence, and then a minute of drunk men laughing, a cash register and glasses clinking, implying the sound effects you'd hear late at night in a pub. I'm going to listen to that part again to confirm this extreme similarity.

To be honest, NoSon, I don't know any of this with absolute certainly. I would just think it very surprising if Parsons (who also engineered Dark Side of the Moon, dontcha know) used "stock clips" in his albums. I may be wrong... wouldn't be the first time. grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on May 2nd, 2013, 09:18am

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Poor dog! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on May 2nd, 2013, 1:27pm

on May 2nd, 2013, 09:18am, Noni wrote:
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Poor dog! grin


Genuinely laugh out load funny!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 3rd, 2013, 01:57am

I predict that NoSonofVine will crash through the 8,000 post barrier later today! smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 3rd, 2013, 03:03am

on May 3rd, 2013, 01:57am, Down And Out wrote:
I predict that NoSonofVine will crash through the 8,000 post barrier later today! smiley


And here it is! My 8000th post! smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on May 3rd, 2013, 04:00am

on May 1st, 2013, 5:50pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
No, the dislike bug is on all videos, and after seeing many videos with no dislikes, I went to that one to verify the fact that it is indeed a bug. smiley


I've never seen it, going to go look at it now. cheesy
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 3rd, 2013, 04:24am

on May 3rd, 2013, 04:00am, Lily wrote:
I've never seen it, going to go look at it now. cheesy


The bug got fixed last night. undecided
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on May 3rd, 2013, 1:15pm

I typed the term "google" into a Yahoo! search box, and my Internet Explorer stopped working. I kid you not. undecided
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on May 3rd, 2013, 1:17pm

on May 3rd, 2013, 1:15pm, Dust wrote:
I typed the term "google" into a Yahoo! search box, and my Internet Explorer stopped working. I kid you not. undecided


grin grin grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on May 3rd, 2013, 4:08pm

People who shoplift from the Disney store really take the Mickey.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 4th, 2013, 04:24am

Today's featured article on Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Harrison

smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 4th, 2013, 04:28am

And now, this is my 8008th post.

embarassed grin laugh tongue

Edit: If you don't get the joke, "8008" looks like "BOOB" on a calculator. grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 4th, 2013, 07:24am

Hungover again. sad

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 5th, 2013, 05:58am

It's very quiet round here - I assume that most of the UK forumites must have gone away for the Bank Holiday weekend.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 5th, 2013, 06:02am

I sleptwalked last night. undecided
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 5th, 2013, 06:03am

on May 5th, 2013, 06:02am, NoSonofVine wrote:
I sleptwalked last night. undecided

I thought it was only the "walk" part that you put in the past tense. huh I would've said "sleepwalked" since the "sleep" part is surely a noun rather than a verb.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 5th, 2013, 06:04am

on May 5th, 2013, 06:03am, Down And Out wrote:
I thought it was only the walk part that you put in the past tense. huh I would've said "sleepwalked" since the "sleep" part is surely a noun rather than a verb.


Oh... I didn't know that. Sorry.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on May 5th, 2013, 07:21am

on May 5th, 2013, 05:58am, Down And Out wrote:
It's very quiet round here - I assume that most of the UK forumites must have gone away for the Bank Holiday weekend.

You blokes seem to have a lot of "Bank Holidays." Does this one have a name? smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Snowbound on May 5th, 2013, 07:59am

on May 5th, 2013, 07:21am, Dust wrote:
You blokes seem to have a lot of "Bank Holidays." Does this one have a name? smiley


May Day! The first Monday of the month.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by boredatwork on May 5th, 2013, 08:03am

on May 5th, 2013, 07:21am, Dust wrote:
You blokes seem to have a lot of "Bank Holidays." Does this one have a name? smiley

We sure do in May! (2 of the 8 total)
This May Day one was only introduced in the 1970s. Then the last Monday in May is the Late May Bank Holiday.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on May 5th, 2013, 08:28am

on May 5th, 2013, 08:03am, boredatwork wrote:
We sure do in May! (2 of the 8 total)
This May Day one was only introduced in the 1970s. Then the last Monday in May is the Late May Bank Holiday.

I see. In the US we observe Memorial Day on the last Monday in May. It's a day to remember all those who have fought and died for the country. (Our holidays all celebrate something, instead of just "Woohoo, time for another day off.")

shocked
grin
tongue
wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by boredatwork on May 5th, 2013, 08:48am

on May 5th, 2013, 08:28am, Dust wrote:
I see. In the US we observe Memorial Day on the last Monday in May. It's a day to remember all those who have fought and died for the country. (Our holidays all celebrate something, instead of just "Woohoo, time for another day off.")

shocked
grin
tongue
wink

Well there’s a proposal to create a new UK Bank holiday in October called Trafalgar Day to celebrate kicking the crap out of the French. Not sure whether it will happen though.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on May 5th, 2013, 09:45am

We have had what we call puente (bridge) since last Wednesday. May 1st was Worker Day -funny we celebrate this day considering we have more than 6.200.000 unemployed people in the current moment- May 2nd was a local holiday in Madrid, many people took Friday off and kids hadn't school either .... and then Saturday and Sunday.

Hopefully everything will return to normallity, so to speak, tomorrow! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on May 5th, 2013, 09:46am

Ooohhh, and by the way, today is Mother Day in my country!

Got some nice presents from my boys! cool
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on May 5th, 2013, 10:57am

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Keira Knightly just got married. Sorry, Nigel. sad
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 5th, 2013, 11:41am

on May 5th, 2013, 10:57am, Dust wrote:
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Keira Knightly just got married. Sorry, Nigel. sad

Keira Knightly has a beautiful face. kiss But she definitely needs to eat a few more good meals. wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on May 5th, 2013, 12:48pm

on May 5th, 2013, 10:57am, Dust wrote:
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Keira Knightly just got married. Sorry, Nigel. sad


I expect the Sun headline read "New husband has Keira Knightley!" grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by TheEllanory on May 5th, 2013, 1:21pm

I just looked in my email 'spam' folder out of curiosity.

Good job I did, as it's my lucky day!

Apparently my email address has won £3 million in the 'BBC lottery draw'. There's a good use of the licence fee!

Also the 'newly appointed director of the Zenith Bank Benin Republic' contacted me to say four chaps turned up at his office today, so naturally he asked his secretary to lets (sic) them in, presumably having nothing better to do. They claimed they'd arrived to collect the $10.5million 'credited into atm mastercard' which rightfully belongs to me.

Gee I sure am glad I looked in my junk mail folder as otherwise I'd have missed out on these wonderful opportunities..... rolleyes

Wonder how many folk still fall for these scams?


Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on May 5th, 2013, 1:50pm

on May 5th, 2013, 1:21pm, TheEllanory wrote:
I just looked in my email 'spam' folder out of curiosity.

Good job I did, as it's my lucky day!

Apparently my email address has won £3 million in the 'BBC lottery draw'. There's a good use of the licence fee!

Also the 'newly appointed director of the Zenith Bank Benin Republic' contacted me to say four chaps turned up at his office today, so naturally he asked his secretary to lets (sic) them in, presumably having nothing better to do. They claimed they'd arrived to collect the $10.5million 'credited into atm mastercard' which rightfully belongs to me.

Gee I sure am glad I looked in my junk mail folder as otherwise I'd have missed out on these wonderful opportunities..... rolleyes

Wonder how many folk still fall for these scams?



It's amazing they are still around isn't it?
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 6th, 2013, 12:52am

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A wombat.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by HENRY on May 6th, 2013, 09:24am

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A tomcat.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on May 6th, 2013, 10:04am

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a combat.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 6th, 2013, 10:30am

laugh

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 8th, 2013, 03:42am

It's a shame that there's no reprise of the third part of Supper's Ready later in the song. The third part is so brilliant, easily the best part to me, but it's over really quickly. sad They could have made an eighth part of the song that brings back Part 3, with the seventh part gradually transitioning into it. I've never really liked the ASAEIE(AMF) fade-out to be honest.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 8th, 2013, 05:58am

It's typical that the day after my first exam is overcast and damp, after having so much sun beforehand... rolleyes
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 8th, 2013, 06:13am

One last thing (sorry for the triple post grin): this week I seem to have put too many albums on my iPod. I still have 18 albums to listen to by the end of Friday. I'm going to make it into a challenge - to listen to everything left to listen to on my iPod by then! grin

If I can't do it, I'll listen to the rest over the weekend instead of my usual random shuffle/playlists. tongue
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 8th, 2013, 07:17am

Mourinho -> Chelsea
Moyes -> Manchester United
Martinez -> Everton

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on May 8th, 2013, 10:43am

Gift (German) - poison (English)
Geschenk (German) - gift (English)
Veneno para las hadas (Spanish) - Poison for the fairies or is it a present for the fairies?

cool
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on May 8th, 2013, 11:15am

on May 8th, 2013, 10:43am, slowdancer wrote:
Gift (German) - poison (English)
Geschenk (German) - gift (English)
Veneno para las hadas (Spanish) - Poison for the fairies or is it a present for the fairies?

cool



The literal translation from the Spanish would be Poison for the fairies..

By the way, I applied today for a position to study German at languages school, very difficult to get it, but at least I tried.

Will keep you updated. grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on May 8th, 2013, 12:25pm

on May 8th, 2013, 11:15am, Paloma wrote:
The literal translation from the Spanish would be Poison for the fairies..

By the way, I applied today for a position to study German at languages school, very difficult to get it, but at least I tried.

Will keep you updated. grin


Sehr schön!

kiss
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 8th, 2013, 1:55pm

For some truly absurd reason, almost every Flower Kings album in the iTunes Store is marked with the "Explicit Content" label, and every song within each of those albums is given the label. shocked I find it highly unlikely that the Flower Kings would say a foul word in every single song on each album! laugh

Go home iTunes, you're drunk! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on May 8th, 2013, 2:01pm

on May 8th, 2013, 12:25pm, slowdancer wrote:
Sehr schön!

kiss


Well, first I have to get the position, and it is very difficult! lot of people applying. tongue
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 8th, 2013, 4:18pm

Here's an image showing what I said in my last post:

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Stupid iTunes! laugh
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 9th, 2013, 05:13am

Only one day to go until Steve Hackett's Hammersmith show. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 11th, 2013, 03:49am

Currently listening to Peter Gabriel's Here Comes The Flood. Hope the title doesn't prove prophetic, meteorologically speaking. shocked grin wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 11th, 2013, 05:07am

Anyone remember when I used to say I lived in Bournemouth? Of course, I'm sure by this point in time everyone will know that this is false, especially since I've revealed that I live in Kent thanks to that "escaped criminal" thread.

At the time, I used a fake location for safety purposes, which one of my teachers from my secondary school recommended I should do. Eventually I felt a bit stupid having done this because this forum was perfectly safe and so I decided to drop this fib, but I also didn't confess because I felt it would be a bit overly dramatic to announce "Attention forum, I do not live in Bournemouth!"

So instead I just kept quiet and hoped something would happen which would give me an excuse to say my real location, and something did happen. grin My true location is of course Dartford, Kent. That's how I managed to attend the Carpet Crawlers tribute at the Mick Jagger Centre in Dartford twice. So if anyone's confused as to how I suddenly live in Kent, that's why.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on May 11th, 2013, 05:47am

I have to say NoSon, I did wonder about that!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by boredatwork on May 11th, 2013, 07:42am

on May 11th, 2013, 05:07am, NoSonofVine wrote:
My true location is of course Dartford, Kent. That's how I managed to attend the Carpet Crawlers tribute at the Mick Jagger Centre in Dartford twice.

Good for you! Speaking on behalf of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards & myself I’d just like to say that all the best people were born in Dartford grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 11th, 2013, 08:09am

I re-scanned my Freeview box (TV digital receiver) earlier today and lost Absolute Radio from the list of radio stations. shocked angry Fortunately I re-scanned it again and got Absolute Radio back. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on May 11th, 2013, 08:53am

I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I just cant put it down. rolleyes
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 11th, 2013, 10:30am

on May 11th, 2013, 05:47am, Merryman72 wrote:
I have to say NoSon, I did wonder about that!


Sorry for leaving you all hanging on so long. I wouldn't have faked my location if I hadn't been told to. The teacher in question who advised me on faking my location was a member of the ICT staff at my old secondary school, a very nice man named Mr McLucky.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 11th, 2013, 12:22pm

on May 11th, 2013, 08:53am, Noni wrote:
I'm reading a book about anti-gravity. I just cant put it down. rolleyes

Could've put that in the joke thread. laugh

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Hackenbacker on May 11th, 2013, 12:35pm

My name isn't anything Genesis related!! It's from Thunderbirds!! I just loved Brain's alias so much, I made it my regular username on many websites!! Aaaaaahhhhh!!!!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 12th, 2013, 03:58am

Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on May 12th, 2013, 08:23am

on May 12th, 2013, 03:58am, Down And Out wrote:
Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast.


Mommy dear, Mommy dear...



grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 13th, 2013, 02:57am

I will finally get round to ordering Big Big Train's The Underfall Yard and English Electric Part Two within the next week or so.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on May 13th, 2013, 03:00am

on May 13th, 2013, 02:57am, Down And Out wrote:
I will finally get round to ordering Big Big Train's The Underfall Yard and English Electric Part Two within the next week or so.


Pretty good idea.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 13th, 2013, 03:22am

on May 13th, 2013, 02:57am, Down And Out wrote:
I will finally get round to ordering Big Big Train's The Underfall Yard and English Electric Part Two within the next week or so.

on May 13th, 2013, 03:00am, slowdancer wrote:
Pretty good idea.

Wrong! It's a very good idea. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on May 13th, 2013, 09:12am

I'm predicting Down And Out to reach 20,000 posts by tomorrow. wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on May 13th, 2013, 09:54am

This car is being developed by Rolls Royce to beat the speed record currently set at 760 mph approximately!

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1000 mph is the target for 2015 which is pretty dam fast on land! shocked Hope the driver is wearing diapers!.. laugh
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 13th, 2013, 10:39am

on May 13th, 2013, 09:12am, Noni wrote:
I'm predicting Down And Out to reach 20,000 posts by tomorrow. wink

I don't think it will happen until Wednesday. grin

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on May 13th, 2013, 12:42pm

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Now the danger on the rocks has surely passed.
Still I remain tied to the mast.
Could it be that I have found my home at last.
Home at last.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by HENRY on May 13th, 2013, 1:36pm


Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on May 13th, 2013, 2:56pm



And this isn't even a video trying to put you off! lipsrsealed
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 13th, 2013, 3:42pm

on May 13th, 2013, 2:56pm, Lily wrote:


And this isn't even a video trying to put you off! lipsrsealed


How do you make a hot dog?

Lock it in a car on a hot summer's day... rolleyes (unfortunately, there are careless dog owners around the world who do this without thinking... undecided)
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 14th, 2013, 03:28am

Some random text:

qqwewqe qrwqr lxkjdfgx sdfsdfh sdfsdhf sddflsdf sdaefblhhlfgh ffgfkjpoyuj hyjhn...

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 14th, 2013, 03:31am

on May 14th, 2013, 03:28am, Down And Out wrote:
Some random text:

qqwewqe qrwqr lxkjdfgx sdfsdfh sdfsdhf sddflsdf sdaefblhhlfgh ffgfkjpoyuj hyjhn...


I can't help but feel like this is some kind of code we need to crack... lipsrsealed grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on May 14th, 2013, 08:49am

on May 13th, 2013, 12:42pm, slowdancer wrote:
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Undinal songs urge the sailors on `til lured by the Siren`s Cry.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on May 14th, 2013, 09:00am

on May 13th, 2013, 12:42pm, slowdancer wrote:
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How his naked ears were tortured by the sirens sweetly singing,
For the sparkling waves are calling you to kiss their white laced lips.


smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 15th, 2013, 03:08am

Oh no! Massive pictures screw up screen format again. rolleyes

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 15th, 2013, 05:49am

on May 15th, 2013, 03:08am, Down And Out wrote:
Oh no! Massive pictures screw up screen format again. rolleyes


Unfortunately. sad
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on May 15th, 2013, 08:19am

Broken pencils are pointless!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on May 15th, 2013, 09:22am

on May 14th, 2013, 2:28pm, Jonnie wrote:
I just had one of these (not the 4 slags variety). I thought it was yoghurt when I bought it.
It looked as though it was seriously curdled yoghurt when I opened it.
It smelt OK though. So I was brave (OK I have had a couple) and tucked in.
Resorted to google to check it was sensible to do so afterwards.
I will live, though we have a boat trip tomorrow.



I like cottage cheese, especially if it is creamy.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on May 15th, 2013, 09:35am

Have a nice trip home, Prince Harry. Hope you enjoyed your visit to the US. Come back soon! smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 16th, 2013, 09:53am

on May 15th, 2013, 09:35am, Dust wrote:
Have a nice trip home, Prince Harry. Hope you enjoyed your visit to the US. Come back soon! smiley

You can keep him.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on May 16th, 2013, 11:02am

on May 16th, 2013, 09:53am, Down And Out wrote:
You can keep him.

I like Harry and William and Princess Cutie-pie. I'd much rather be hearing about them from the American tabloids than Justin Bieber, Lindsay Lohan, and O.J. Simpson. You can take Fergie back though. cheesy
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 16th, 2013, 11:40am

on May 16th, 2013, 11:02am, Dust wrote:
I like Harry and William and Princess Cutie-pie. I'd much rather be hearing about them from the American tabloids than Justin Bieber, Lindsay Lohan, and O.J. Simpson. You can take Fergie back though. cheesy

Predictable rant from me: I know that many Americans like our Royal Family. But of course you don't have to pay millions in taxes to support these unelected parasites. angry

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on May 16th, 2013, 12:05pm

on May 16th, 2013, 11:40am, Down And Out wrote:
Predictable rant from me: I know that many Americans like our Royal Family. But of course you don't have to pay millions in taxes to support these unelected parasites. angry

I understand, but you'll notice I only mentioned the young 'uns. Surely the Princes didn't ask to be born into that family, and it seems to me, at least--though I could be wrong--that they're trying to do good things for their country.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by boredatwork on May 16th, 2013, 1:53pm

on May 16th, 2013, 11:40am, Down And Out wrote:
Predictable rant from me: I know that many Americans like our Royal Family. But of course you don't have to pay millions in taxes to support these unelected parasites. angry

I don’t mind paying 67p a year or whatever it is for them, but the prospect of paying anything for President Blair is one of the few things I’d seriously consider rioting against!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 16th, 2013, 2:03pm

In the future I really hope people will have more courtesy to not post such immense images. It really puts me off posting in this thread. Sorry. undecided
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on May 16th, 2013, 2:13pm

on May 16th, 2013, 2:03pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
In the future I really hope people will have more courtesy to not post such immense images. It really puts me off posting in this thread. Sorry. undecided
Yeah, it's a little disconcerting. Maybe this post will push it into the next page....
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on May 16th, 2013, 2:13pm

on May 16th, 2013, 2:13pm, Dust wrote:
Yeah, it's a little disconcerting. Maybe this post will push it into the next page....

Or this one....

Yay!! cheesy
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 16th, 2013, 2:32pm

Thanks, Dust. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on May 16th, 2013, 2:36pm

on May 16th, 2013, 2:32pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
Thanks, Dust. smiley

My pleasure. They don't call me "Mr. Fix-it" for nothin'. grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by TheEllanory on May 16th, 2013, 2:38pm

on May 16th, 2013, 2:36pm, Dust wrote:
My pleasure. They don't call me "Mr. Fix-it" for nothin'. grin


Oooh, careful, Dust!

Jimmy Savile (formerly of 'national treasure' status, now reviled as a...well.....any search engine will tell you!....had a show in the UK called 'Jim'll Fix It'.

Not a nickname you'd want to adopt here, I'd tentatively suggest!


Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 16th, 2013, 2:40pm

The sunset outside my window is absolutely blissful. It's like a volcanic African sunset mixed with a heavenly golden temple sunset. Loads of beautiful reds, browns, oranges, golds, pearly whites and smoky blacks. I took loads of pictures of it. cool
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by LittleJon on May 16th, 2013, 2:45pm

on May 16th, 2013, 2:03pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
In the future I really hope people will have more courtesy to not post such immense images. It really puts me off posting in this thread. Sorry. undecided


Are you serious?

Offending item deleted.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 16th, 2013, 2:46pm

on May 16th, 2013, 2:45pm, Jonnie wrote:
Are you serious?

Offending item deleted.


Thanks, that was nice of you. grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by LittleJon on May 16th, 2013, 2:50pm

on May 16th, 2013, 2:46pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
Thanks, that was nice of you. grin


No problem at all. It was just the impetus I needed.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on May 16th, 2013, 2:56pm

sad
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on May 16th, 2013, 7:19pm

on May 16th, 2013, 2:50pm, LittleJon wrote:
No problem at all. It was just the impetus I needed.

Now I am confused. I thought "the offending image" was posted by "Jonnie".
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Hackenbacker on May 16th, 2013, 9:41pm

on May 14th, 2013, 03:28am, Down And Out wrote:
Some random text:

qqwewqe qrwqr lxkjdfgx sdfsdfh sdfsdhf sddflsdf sdaefblhhlfgh ffgfkjpoyuj hyjhn...


I think I have it! Eat at Joe's. Wait, what.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 17th, 2013, 02:48am

on May 16th, 2013, 7:19pm, Dust wrote:
Now I am confused. I thought "the offending image" was posted by "Jonnie".


Jonnie surely can't have left the forum? shocked sad
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 17th, 2013, 03:11am

Yippee, it's Friday. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on May 17th, 2013, 04:17am

on May 16th, 2013, 7:19pm, Dust wrote:
Now I am confused. I thought "the offending image" was posted by "Jonnie".


Well it seems that when he left, his name for some reason changed to LittleJon.... huh
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on May 17th, 2013, 05:21am

on May 17th, 2013, 02:48am, NoSonofVine wrote:
Jonnie surely can't have left the forum? shocked sad

on May 17th, 2013, 04:17am, Merryman72 wrote:
Well it seems that when he left, his name for some reason changed to LittleJon.... huh

Let me be the first to say what many people are thinking but won't normally post....

Good riddance, and who the hell cares? Dude quits the Forum and whines that it's about someone's objection to the overlarge image he's posted. Really? How utterly lame do you have to be to pretend that this is a reason for leaving and storm off like a petulant child? How petty are you to try to make someone else feel guilty for giving you the 'impetus" to quit?

Ridiculous, self-important jackass. Don't hurry back.

tongue
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on May 17th, 2013, 07:58am

on May 17th, 2013, 04:17am, Merryman72 wrote:
Well it seems that when he left, his name for some reason changed to LittleJon.... huh


Because your public name and your login name can be different. Go look at your profile page to see why. Among other things, allows you to have a long public name while not having to type it all in every time, also makes it harder for others to log in as you, since they don't know your login name. You'd have tried "Jonnie, wouldn't you?

Don't feel bad about him leaving, he said it was just "added impetus" so he was clearly already in the mindset to go.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on May 17th, 2013, 08:09am

on May 17th, 2013, 02:48am, NoSonofVine wrote:
Jonnie surely can't have left the forum? shocked sad


Little John has not left the forum and the so called LittleJon is not the same guy. I hope people are not thinking that.

John would not be as cruel to offend others on this forum. If he did not like something he would rather PM you instead. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on May 17th, 2013, 08:24am

on May 17th, 2013, 08:09am, Noni wrote:
Little John has not left the forum and the so called LittleJon is not the same guy. I hope people are not thinking that.

Agreed. Completely different person. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on May 17th, 2013, 10:34am

on May 17th, 2013, 07:58am, foxfeeder wrote:
Because your public name and your login name can be different. Go look at your profile page to see why. Among other things, allows you to have a long public name while not having to type it all in every time, also makes it harder for others to log in as you, since they don't know your login name. You'd have tried "Jonnie, wouldn't you?


Ah! That would explain it. Didn't know that. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 17th, 2013, 4:19pm

Random album ranking: Newton Faulkner - Rebuilt By Humans

Please note that any tracks placed after a forward-slash are interlude tracks that come after the track before the forward-slash. The interludes are too short to rank individually so they are listed as part of the preceding track. With the exception of one: Intro/Badman. "Intro" is shorter than Badman of course, though it's obviously not an interlude.

If This Is It
Intro/Badman
Over And Out/Cheltenham
This Town
Won't Let Go/Resin Theramins
So Much
I Took It Out On You/Hello
Soundwaves
Let's Get Together/She's Got The Time 2
Lipstick Jungle
I'm Not Giving Up Yet
Resin On My Heart Strings
Been Thinking About It
First Time

This was an extremely difficult ranking because all of the tracks on the album are just so divine, and that includes the interludes. Also, I've decided that this album is my new favourite album of all time. The Who Sell Out is also exquisite and I'll never get tired of it, but it's been at my No. 1 spot for too long, and RBH deserves it now because personally I think RBH is closer to perfection than TWSO is. So from there on, TWSO is at No. 2, Trick at No. 3, Rubber Soul at No. 4, Moonmadness at No. 5, etc.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 18th, 2013, 02:59am

Going to my first cousin, once removed's Christening today. His name is Samuel.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 18th, 2013, 03:31am

My £10 mobile phone top up now gives me 400 free texts and 1 GB of internet. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by PhillyPhilPhil on May 18th, 2013, 04:16am

My TI-83 calculator has died after Lord knows how long. Almost as long as a Nokia will last.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 18th, 2013, 3:32pm

Are we even in the right building?
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 19th, 2013, 03:51am

I think that X&Y is now my second favourite Coldplay album after A Rush Of Blood To The Head.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 19th, 2013, 04:29am

on May 19th, 2013, 03:51am, Down And Out wrote:
I think that X&Y is now my second favourite Coldplay album after A Rush Of Blood To The Head.


Mine too. smiley I got a bit fed up with Mylo Xyloto to be honest. Still a good album but I've heard the songs many times. X&Y is a lot better because there's more to get out the songs. And the opening track is really good, now my favourite from the album replacing "Talk".
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on May 19th, 2013, 04:35am

What you're both missing is that Viva La Vida or Death and All His Friends is miles better than any of those! tongue wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on May 19th, 2013, 06:57am

The town of Indiana, Pennsylvania is not nearly is far from my home as the state of Indiana is... but it's still a long drive.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on May 19th, 2013, 09:46am

Black Flies can ruin a weekend in the country.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 19th, 2013, 11:48am

Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan of our times! cool cool cool

Much better than Man on the Corner (IMO). grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 19th, 2013, 11:58am

on May 19th, 2013, 11:48am, NoSonofVine wrote:
Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan of our times! cool cool cool

Much better than Man on the Corner (IMO). grin

Agreed. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on May 19th, 2013, 3:15pm

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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on May 19th, 2013, 3:40pm

on May 19th, 2013, 11:48am, NoSonofVine wrote:
Maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan of our times! cool cool cool

Much better than Man on the Corner (IMO). grin


on May 19th, 2013, 11:58am, Down And Out wrote:
Agreed. smiley


Once again, the two of you are equally wrong... wink



See the lonely man there on the corner?
(That's me having my lonely opinion tongue)
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on May 19th, 2013, 4:18pm

on May 19th, 2013, 3:40pm, Merryman72 wrote:
Once again, the two of you are equally wrong... wink


See the lonely man there on the corner?
(That's me having my lonely opinion tongue)

I'd call it a draw. They're both decent songs... neither great nor poor, just decent. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 20th, 2013, 02:10am

Could do with another bank holiday Monday: Ooh, there's one next week. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on May 20th, 2013, 03:26am

on May 19th, 2013, 3:15pm, Noni wrote:
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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 20th, 2013, 06:42am

I'm currently listening to the classic prog album Pawn Hearts by Van Der Graaf Generator for the first time. And I can already see why this is considered a classic album - Lemmings is a fantastic opening track. cool
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 20th, 2013, 07:08am

on May 20th, 2013, 06:42am, NoSonofVine wrote:
I'm currently listening to the classic prog album Pawn Hearts by Van Der Graaf Generator for the first time. And I can already see why this is considered a classic album - Lemmings is a fantastic opening track. cool


Unfortunately however, the rest of the album has many near-unlistenable moments... undecided

Edit: Dear God, this album... the final quarter of A Plague Of Lighthouse Keepers is a house of horrors... lipsrsealed
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on May 20th, 2013, 09:59am

I'm not a big fan of Kid Rock, but I did enjoy his comment--when he was presenting an award at the Billboard Music Awards last night--"Let's give it up for people lip-synching under pre-recorded music." smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on May 20th, 2013, 12:21pm

on May 20th, 2013, 09:59am, Dust wrote:
I'm not a big fan of Kid Rock, but I did enjoy his comment--when he was presenting an award at the Billboard Music Awards last night--"Let's give it up for people lip-synching under pre-recorded music." smiley


grin

I recorded that show, will look out for that.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on May 20th, 2013, 12:30pm

on May 19th, 2013, 3:40pm, Merryman72 wrote:
Once again, the two of you are equally wrong... wink



See the lonely man there on the corner?
(That's me having my lonely opinion tongue)


You are not alone. Man of our times, worst track on it's album, should've been swapped with Evidence of Autumn.

Man on the corner is a decent honest little pop song, nothing more, nothing less. IMO!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Snowbound on May 20th, 2013, 2:41pm

Here's me, backing up the underdogs! Man of our Times is probably very close to my least favourite Genesis song. I only really like the falsetto bit after the chorus. Man on the Corner, however, is great.

On another note, how do you upload pictures to the forum?
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on May 20th, 2013, 3:16pm

on May 20th, 2013, 2:41pm, Snowbound wrote:
Here's me, backing up the underdogs! Man of our Times is probably very close to my least favourite Genesis song. I only really like the falsetto bit after the chorus. Man on the Corner, however, is great.

smiley

on May 20th, 2013, 2:41pm, Snowbound wrote:
On another note, how do you upload pictures to the forum?


Your picture has to be already on the web, and you have to copy the image URL (often you can do this quickly by right-clicking on the image and selecting the "copy image URL" option) and paste into "[img]" tags. If the picture you want is on your computer rather than on the web, you'll have to upload it to photobucket or something, which I have never bothered to do so I can't offer any advice there!

Hope that covers what you were asking...? smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 20th, 2013, 3:18pm

I know this isn't really the place to debate Genesis, and I know I've said that I should really stop debating this band because I don't like getting into an argument in doing so, but I can't help it, I want to defend the song. I love Man Of Our Times. cool And I mean love it. It's one of my favourite Genesis songs and has been since the very first hearing. Why? Because to me it's a unique, beautiful blend of the following elements:

1. An epic, positive-sounding chorus with lots of emotion
2. Unusual, sparse lyrics, giving it a mysterious, ambigious nature
3. A somewhat dark, menacing atmosphere outside the chorus
4. Excellent production values, with lots of interesting, experimental sounds coming out
5. Powerful, thunderous yet steady drums
6. An eclectic range of singing styles
7. It gradually builds up and the closing chorus gives it a great climax

It's a real shame that it's largely underrated. Genesis never played it live (did they?) and it's likely that no tribute has ever played it live either, or even considered playing it live...
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by boredatwork on May 20th, 2013, 3:27pm

on May 20th, 2013, 3:18pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
I know this isn't really the place to debate Genesis, and I know I've said that I should really stop debating this band because I don't like getting into an argument in doing so, but I can't help it, I want to defend the song. I love Man Of Our Times. cool And I mean love it. It's one of my favourite Genesis songs and has been since the very first hearing. Why? Because to me it's a unique, beautiful blend of the following elements:

1. An epic, positive-sounding chorus with lots of emotion
2. Unusual, sparse lyrics, giving it a mysterious, ambigious nature
3. A somewhat dark, menacing atmosphere outside the chorus
4. Excellent production values, with lots of interesting, experimental sounds coming out
5. Powerful, thunderous yet steady drums
6. An eclectic range of singing styles
7. It gradually builds up and the closing chorus gives it a great climax

It's a real shame that it's largely underrated. Genesis never played it live (did they?) and it's likely that no tribute has ever played it live either, or even considered playing it live...


Amen to all of that!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on May 20th, 2013, 3:28pm

on May 20th, 2013, 3:18pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
It's a real shame that it's largely underrated. Genesis never played it live (did they?) and it's likely that no tribute has ever played it live either, or even considered playing it live...


Genesis never did play it live, but the same goes for a lot of Duke: they only played the "Duke Suite" and "Misunderstanding". Maybe not such a great loss as far as "Please Don't Ask" and "Alone Tonight" are concerned - great songs IMO but I guess they may not have translated well live - but I do think it's a bit of a shame they never did "Man of Our Times", "Heathaze" or "Cul-de-Sac" (one of my favourite Genesongs). undecided

Regarding your defense of "Man of Our Times" - I agree with all that you say and so it sounds like it ought to be great, but in the end the song just doesn't grab my attention as much as "Man on the Corner" does! Still, as far as Genesis goes I always think we're comparing diamonds... wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 20th, 2013, 3:48pm

on May 20th, 2013, 3:27pm, boredatwork wrote:
Amen to all of that!


Amen. grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 20th, 2013, 11:48pm

I'm currently enjoying a nice cup of coffee.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 21st, 2013, 02:23am

An uncomfy night's sleep, ugly weather outside and hearing about the people killed in the Oklahoma tornado makes a rather miserable start to the day. undecided
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 22nd, 2013, 03:37am

I finally changed my avatar. I was getting rather bored of the ATTWT picture.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 22nd, 2013, 03:52am

The Germans are about to invade the UK! shocked Yep, it's the Champions League Final between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 22nd, 2013, 04:58am

on May 22nd, 2013, 03:37am, NoSonofVine wrote:
I finally changed my avatar. I was getting rather bored of the ATTWT picture.


I have also now altered the avatar size from 65 to 100. I thought it looked a bit small... tongue
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on May 22nd, 2013, 07:44am

on May 22nd, 2013, 04:58am, NoSonofVine wrote:
I have also now altered the avatar size from 65 to 100. I thought it looked a bit small... tongue


Common male misconception! wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on May 22nd, 2013, 07:49am

on May 22nd, 2013, 03:37am, NoSonofVine wrote:
I finally changed my avatar. I was getting rather bored of the ATTWT picture.


Looks good NSOV. wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 22nd, 2013, 10:49am

I put Big Big Train's English Electric Part Two CD in my laptop and started Windows Media Player to rip it onto my mobile phone. The WMP CD database identified the album as English Electric Part One complete with that album's cover and track titles. shocked Thank goodness I was able to manually enter the track titles and supply the correct cover art before ripping it. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 22nd, 2013, 11:12am

on May 22nd, 2013, 07:44am, foxfeeder wrote:
Common male misconception! wink


huh
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 22nd, 2013, 11:13am

on May 22nd, 2013, 07:49am, Noni wrote:
Looks good NSOV. wink


Thank you, Noni. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 22nd, 2013, 11:15am

on May 22nd, 2013, 04:58am, NoSonofVine wrote:
I thought it looked a bit small... tongue

on May 22nd, 2013, 07:44am, foxfeeder wrote:
Common male misconception! wink

on May 22nd, 2013, 11:12am, NoSonofVine wrote:
huh

It's sexual innuendo again NSOV. lipsrsealed

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 22nd, 2013, 12:09pm

on May 22nd, 2013, 11:15am, Down And Out wrote:
It's sexual innuendo again NSOV. lipsrsealed


I thought it was. rolleyes laugh
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 23rd, 2013, 03:26am

A album ranking from best to worst of Muse's Black Holes And Revelations:

  1. City Of Delusion
  2. Map Of The Problematique
  3. Knights Of Cydonia
  4. Hoodoo
  5. Take A Bow
  6. Assassin
  7. Starlight
  8. Invincible
  9. Soldier's Poem
  10. Exo-Politics
  11. Supermassive Black Hole


Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 23rd, 2013, 10:57am

Despite a very high score of 4.34 on ProgArchives, personally I regard Gentle Giant's In A Glass House album as their second weakest. shocked It's got some nice moments, but its biggest flaw is its production. The guitars and organ often come across as annoyingly tinny and weak to my ears, especially throughout most of Way Of Life and Experience. That said, the album's last track, (the title track) is one of my favourite Gentle Giant songs. A very catchy tune. smiley

A quick ranking of the album's tracks:

In A Glass House
The Runaway
Experience
Reunion
Way Of Life
An Inmate's Lullaby

Also, my current ranking of the eight main Gentle Giant albums (everything released before the Playing The Fool live album):

Three Friends
Free Hand
Octopus
The Power And The Glory
Acquiring The Taste
Gentle Giant
In A Glass House
Interview

Playing The Fool wipes the floor with all of them though. tongue
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 23rd, 2013, 11:12am

An alternative version of Genesis:

Nelson Gabriel - lead vocals and flute
Gordon Banks - keyboards
Father Jack Hackett - lead guitar
Ernest Rutherford - bass and guitar
Joan Collins - drums and backing vocals

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on May 23rd, 2013, 11:36am

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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on May 23rd, 2013, 2:04pm

on May 22nd, 2013, 11:15am, Down And Out wrote:
It's sexual innuendo again NSOV. lipsrsealed




Ooooooh, Matron! wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on May 23rd, 2013, 2:07pm

on May 23rd, 2013, 11:36am, Dust wrote:
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One for Ned methinks!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Gabble Ratchet on May 23rd, 2013, 2:33pm

on May 16th, 2013, 7:19pm, Dust wrote:
Now I am confused. I thought "the offending image" was posted by "Jonnie".


Jonnie used to be known as littlejon on this forum but changed it so as not to be confused with LittleJohn.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on May 23rd, 2013, 2:37pm

on May 23rd, 2013, 11:36am, Dust wrote:
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grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by HENRY on May 23rd, 2013, 6:55pm

on May 23rd, 2013, 11:36am, Dust wrote:
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Lesson to all...keep quite when Dusty is listening to "Who Dunnit?".
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 24th, 2013, 04:38am

Marks & Spencer food is lovely. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on May 24th, 2013, 07:49am

on May 24th, 2013, 04:38am, Down And Out wrote:
Marks & Spencer food is lovely. smiley


I was sad when Marks & Spencer left Canada. sad
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 24th, 2013, 2:05pm

on May 24th, 2013, 07:49am, Noni wrote:
I was sad when Marks & Spencer left Canada. sad

I can understand that.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ChocolateSurprise on May 24th, 2013, 2:10pm

on May 24th, 2013, 04:38am, Down And Out wrote:
Marks & Spencer food is lovely. smiley


I agree! cheesy
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by HENRY on May 24th, 2013, 6:23pm

I'm sitting here reading an article about a $108,496 CD player.

That is not a typo.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 25th, 2013, 04:45am

Gadzooks - I like that word. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on May 25th, 2013, 05:24am

I didn't get any numbers on the Euro lottery
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on May 25th, 2013, 1:20pm

if you advertise a car with the line "First to see will buy" and the first viewer doesn't buy it, are you obliged to re-phrase the ad? grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 25th, 2013, 5:03pm

For some reason, my Mum's idea of a "good taste in music" is basically liking every cheesy hit played on the radio... undecided

Sorry Mum, but songs like Culture Club's "Karma Chameleon", Soft Cell's "Tainted Love" or George Michael's "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" cannot be considered songs that show off a good taste in music. rolleyes
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by boredatwork on May 25th, 2013, 5:23pm

on May 25th, 2013, 5:03pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
For some reason, my Mum's idea of a "good taste in music" is basically liking every cheesy hit played on the radio... undecided
....Soft Cell's "Tainted Love" .... cannot be considered songs that show off a good taste in music. rolleyes

I disagree about that one. Believe me, if you were a teenager at the time it came out (which your mum may have been) that is an absolutely iconic song, & you can’t appreciate now just how stand-out odd Marc Almond was at the time.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on May 25th, 2013, 6:03pm

on May 25th, 2013, 5:03pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
For some reason, my Mum's idea of a "good taste in music" is basically liking every cheesy hit played on the radio... undecided

Sorry Mum, but songs like Culture Club's "Karma Chameleon", Soft Cell's "Tainted Love" or George Michael's "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go" cannot be considered songs that show off a good taste in music. rolleyes


Have to admit NSOV even I enjoyed the first 2 you mentioned despite me being a prog fanatic smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by CountingOutTime on May 25th, 2013, 9:19pm

on May 25th, 2013, 6:03pm, Noni wrote:
Have to admit NSOV even I enjoyed the first 2 you mentioned despite me being a prog fanatic smiley


I agree. I too enjoy some cheesy 80s music. I don't think the music is as good so much as it reminds me of a fun or happy time in my life.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by TheEllanory on May 26th, 2013, 02:08am

on May 25th, 2013, 9:19pm, CountingOutTime wrote:
I agree. I too enjoy some cheesy 80s music. I don't think the music is as good so much as it reminds me of a fun or happy time in my life.


Exactly.....'Tainted Love' was a staple of my university hall of residence Sunday night discos, along with 'The Love Cats', 'Blue Monday'....in fact, thinking about it, they might only have had three records.

But songs like 'Come on Eileen', 'Don't you want me', 'Relax' were all massive hits at the time and bring back happy memories of a time where life was full of possibilities and I didn't spend 60 hours a week at work.....
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 26th, 2013, 03:57am

I'm in a reflective mood today.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on May 26th, 2013, 10:30am

I feel like crap after that show last night, my back aches, my mind feel groggy and worst if all my ears are ringing like they haven't since the RUSH concert a few years ago. undecided
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on May 26th, 2013, 5:23pm

on May 25th, 2013, 5:23pm, boredatwork wrote:
I disagree about that one. Believe me, if you were a teenager at the time it came out (which your mum may have been) that is an absolutely iconic song, & you can’t appreciate now just how stand-out odd Marc Almond was at the time.


Agreed. I have several Soft Cell singles from the time, Bedsitter, Say Hello Wave Goodbye, Torch, (with an excellent version of the Bond theme You Only Live Twice as b-side). Some of his solo singles were good too.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by HENRY on May 26th, 2013, 6:34pm

on May 26th, 2013, 5:23pm, foxfeeder wrote:
Agreed. I have several Soft Cell singles from the time, Bedsitter, Say Hello Wave Goodbye, Torch, (with an excellent version of the Bond theme You Only Live Twice as b-side). Some of his solo singles were good too.


X2

I still have a copy of the extended remix EP of "What!". Great track, but whatever you do, don't watch the video. rolleyes
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by LittleJohn on May 26th, 2013, 6:40pm

I'm having my hedge trimmed and furnace cleaned . Two things that have no benefit to me but will cost me $500.00 sucks..
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on May 26th, 2013, 11:35pm

on May 26th, 2013, 6:34pm, HENRY wrote:
X2

I still have a copy of the extended remix EP of "What!". Great track, but whatever you do, don't watch the video. rolleyes


Aw, you know what I have to do now!


Marc Almond always very creepy looking. I saw a clip of him on BBC breakfast last summer, lots of Botox.



Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on May 26th, 2013, 11:36pm

on May 26th, 2013, 6:40pm, LittleJohn wrote:
I'm having my hedge trimmed and furnace cleaned . Two things that have no benefit to me but will cost me $500.00 sucks..


You will have a clean furnace and a trimmed hedge! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 27th, 2013, 03:09am

I predict that Noni will crash through the 7,000 post barrier today or tomorrow. cheesy

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Susan13 on May 27th, 2013, 10:03am

Rick Ashley doesn't look too happy, but it's a great picture.

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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on May 27th, 2013, 10:29am

on May 27th, 2013, 10:03am, Susan13 wrote:
Rick Ashley doesn't look too happy, but it's a great picture.

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Where is this from Susan? cool
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by boredatwork on May 27th, 2013, 11:17am

on May 27th, 2013, 10:03am, Susan13 wrote:
Rick Ashley doesn't look too happy, but it's a great picture.

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I scored 12 out of 13.
Who's the guy in the centre of the back row?
All the rest are easy!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Susan13 on May 27th, 2013, 11:18am

I think it's from a Prince's Trust Concert, but I'm not sure.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Susan13 on May 27th, 2013, 11:20am

on May 27th, 2013, 11:17am, boredatwork wrote:
I scored 12 out of 13.
Who's the guy in the centre of the back row?
All the rest are easy!


Joe Cocker and Elton John
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by boredatwork on May 27th, 2013, 11:23am

on May 27th, 2013, 11:20am, Susan13 wrote:
Joe Cocker and Elton John

Thanks, it's Joe Cocker I didn't recognise.
Aw, don't they all look young? Somewhere between 1984-6 maybe?
No, it must be 1987 as Rick Astley wasn't famous until then

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on May 27th, 2013, 11:51am

on May 26th, 2013, 6:34pm, HENRY wrote:
X2

I still have a copy of the extended remix EP of "What!". Great track, but whatever you do, don't watch the video. rolleyes


and, of course, you know that's what I am going to do now! laugh
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on May 27th, 2013, 11:55am

on May 27th, 2013, 11:51am, foxfeeder wrote:
and, of course, you know that's what I am going to do now! laugh

and it was OK. Big surprise, Mari "Just What I Always Wanted" Wilson was in it!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 28th, 2013, 09:55am

There's no business like show business.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on May 28th, 2013, 10:10am

on May 27th, 2013, 10:03am, Susan13 wrote:
Rick Ashley doesn't look too happy, but it's a great picture.

User Image


Yes, he should be smiling.... at least!! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on May 28th, 2013, 10:14am

Some of my investment clients are saying, "The markets are doing so well, should we take some money out of stocks?" Others are saying, "The markets are doing so well, should we put more money into stocks?" Generally speaking, they're both wrong. (i.e., Stick with your long-term investment plan and don't try to time the markets.)

Dust's investment advice of the day. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on May 28th, 2013, 4:10pm

on May 27th, 2013, 03:09am, Down And Out wrote:
I predict that Noni will crash through the 7,000 post barrier today or tomorrow. cheesy


Were you right then! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on May 28th, 2013, 9:38pm

on May 28th, 2013, 10:14am, Dust wrote:
Some of my investment clients are saying, "The markets are doing so well, should we take some money out of stocks?" Others are saying, "The markets are doing so well, should we put more money into stocks?" Generally speaking, they're both wrong. (i.e., Stick with your long-term investment plan and don't try to time the markets.)

Dust's investment advice of the day. smiley


Good. Because I never look at mine! (Have mainly Apple and I think it's not so good anymore, best get good again)
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 29th, 2013, 01:13am

I hope that the England versus Republic Of Ireland football friendly passes off peacefully tonight.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 30th, 2013, 03:30am

It's nearly June - can't believe how quickly this year is going. undecided

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on May 30th, 2013, 04:36am

Avril Lavigne is marrying that Nickelback singer guy. shocked lipsrsealed

(I thought she was already married to thats young guy from the other Canadian band)
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 30th, 2013, 07:14am

on May 30th, 2013, 04:36am, Lily wrote:
Avril Lavigne is marrying that Nickelback singer guy. shocked lipsrsealed

Does that make him a Sk8er Boi? grin wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on May 30th, 2013, 07:29am

on May 28th, 2013, 10:14am, Dust wrote:
Some of my investment clients are saying, "The markets are doing so well, should we take some money out of stocks?" Others are saying, "The markets are doing so well, should we put more money into stocks?" Generally speaking, they're both wrong. (i.e., Stick with your long-term investment plan and don't try to time the markets.)

Dust's investment advice of the day. smiley

on May 28th, 2013, 9:38pm, Lily wrote:
Good. Because I never look at mine! (Have mainly Apple and I think it's not so good anymore, best get good again)

undecided Well... sticking with a solid investment plan is not quite the same as never looking at your investments, Hon... but I assume you've got someone watching it for you. kiss
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on May 30th, 2013, 10:10am

on May 30th, 2013, 07:14am, Down And Out wrote:
Does that make him a Sk8er Boi? grin wink


grin

Henry would know, he loves Nickelback. grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by raelthing on May 30th, 2013, 10:54am

peek a booo
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on May 30th, 2013, 1:59pm

The song "The Sky Above the Rain"--the final track on Marillion's Sounds That Can't Be Made--makes my dog Chloe really sad. When she hears it she lays down and puts her head on the floor.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by HENRY on May 30th, 2013, 2:38pm

on May 30th, 2013, 10:10am, Lily wrote:
Henry would know, he loves Nickelback. grin

Them's fightin' words. angry
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 30th, 2013, 3:47pm

Noni's been quiet for a couple of days.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on May 30th, 2013, 4:44pm

on May 30th, 2013, 3:47pm, Down And Out wrote:
Noni's been quiet for a couple of days.


He's working now, probably knackered! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on May 31st, 2013, 08:23am

Genesis singles that charted in the Top-10 (according to Wikipedia):

In the United Kingdom:
Follow You Follow Me
Turn It On Again
Abacab
Mama
No Son Of Mine
I Can't Dance
Invisible Touch - Live

In the United States:
That's All
Invisible Touch (#1)
Throwing It All Away
Land Of Confusion
In Too Deep
Tonight Tonight Tonight
I Can't Dance

In Canada:
Misunderstanding (#1)
No Reply At All
Invisible Touch
Land Of Confusion
No Son Of Mine (#1)
I Can't Dance
Hold On My Heart (#1)
Never A Time

In Germany:
Follow You Follow Me
Mama
Land Of Confusion
No Son Of Mine
I Can't Dance

smiley



Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by HENRY on May 31st, 2013, 08:38am

on May 31st, 2013, 08:23am, Dust wrote:
In Canada:
Misunderstanding (#1)
No Reply At All
Invisible Touch
Land Of Confusion
No Son Of Mine (#1)
I Can't Dance
Hold On My Heart (#1)
Never A Time


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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on May 31st, 2013, 08:42am

on May 31st, 2013, 08:38am, HENRY wrote:
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You guys have some odd taste in Genesis music, eh? "Never A Time"? I'm surprised "Shipwrecked" wasn't a smash hit. grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by HENRY on May 31st, 2013, 09:20am

on May 31st, 2013, 08:42am, Dust wrote:
You guys have some odd taste in Genesis music, eh? "Never A Time"? I'm surprised "Shipwrecked" wasn't a smash hit. grin


"Who Dunnit?" almost cracked the Top Ten.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on May 31st, 2013, 09:27am

on May 31st, 2013, 09:20am, HENRY wrote:
"Who Dunnit?" almost cracked the Top Ten.


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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on May 31st, 2013, 10:01am

Time for a cof of cuppee! smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on May 31st, 2013, 10:35am

on May 31st, 2013, 09:20am, HENRY wrote:
"Who Dunnit?" almost cracked the Top Ten.


grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on May 31st, 2013, 1:38pm

Just for fun, I took all of the Hentschel-era Genesis studio album tracks on my iTunes and randomized them (using the shuffle feature to actually make it random) to make four nonsensical new Genesis albums! grin

I'm not actually going to listen to any of these bizarre versions of course... tongue

1. Dance On A Volcano
2. Unquiet Slumbers For The Sleepers...
3. Ballad Of Big
4. Guide Vocal
5. Los Endos
6. ...In That Quiet Earth
7. Burning Rope
8. The Lady Lies
9. Cul-De-Sac
10. Heathaze

1. Blood On The Rooftops
2. All In A Mouse's Night
3. Entangled
4. Squonk
5. Deep In The Motherlode
6. A Trick Of The Tail
7. Mad Man Moon
8. Follow You, Follow Me
9. Duke's Travels
10. Please Don't Ask

1. Robbery, Assault And Battery
2. Scenes From A Night's Dream
3. Duke's End
4. Down And Out
5. Say It's Alright Joe
6. Ripples...
7. Undertow
8. Turn It On Again
9. Many Too Many
10. Snowbound

1. Misunderstanding
2. Your Own Special Way
3. Afterglow
4. One For The Vine
5. Alone Tonight
6. Eleventh Earl Of Mar
7. Man Of Our Times
8. Behind The Lines
9. Wot Gorilla?
10. Duchess
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jun 1st, 2013, 05:47am

When I turned my laptop on today, there was a red cross on the loudspeaker icon in the system tray. When I hovered the mouse pointer over it, the message "The audio service is not available" was displayed! shocked Fortunately, a reboot cured this bizarre problem. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Jun 1st, 2013, 06:17am

I'm not a lawnmower,but I am going for a walk with one smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jun 1st, 2013, 4:48pm

I had a break from music this week, as last week, I listened to loads of albums due to having lots of free time because university finished. Normal music listening shall resume on Monday. smiley

...Listening to music is like a bloody career for me these days. rolleyes laugh
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jun 2nd, 2013, 02:35am

Just had an awful night's sleep. sad
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jun 2nd, 2013, 05:16am

Brazil versus England tonight.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Jun 2nd, 2013, 10:10am

on Jun 2nd, 2013, 05:16am, Down And Out wrote:
Brazil versus England tonight.


Hopefully a good result for England. Brazil are a good team.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jun 2nd, 2013, 1:41pm

What a wonderous evening it is. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Snowbound on Jun 2nd, 2013, 2:29pm

There's a moment in Another Record, from 1:18 to 1:28, that I love, finding it really emotional and sad. The rest of the song doesn't interest me much. undecided

Any songs that you enjoy a brief part of?
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jun 3rd, 2013, 02:38am

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My new car - a Jaguar F-Type! grin wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jun 3rd, 2013, 03:46am

It seems that since the start of the 2010s, unusual, somewhat childish smileys have rapidly increased in popularity, especially on YouTube. Examples:


:3 (Cat Face)

;_; (Crying)

¬_¬ (Roll Eyes)

._. (Disturbed)

=o) (Clown Face)

x_x (Dead)

>_< (Disgusted)

^o^ (“Awww”)


Some are these are getting really annoying.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Jun 3rd, 2013, 05:32am

on Jun 3rd, 2013, 02:38am, Down And Out wrote:
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My new car - a Jaguar F-Type! grin wink


So YOUR who the advert on Channel 4 was aimed at? laugh
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jun 3rd, 2013, 06:11am

on Jun 3rd, 2013, 05:32am, supernatural wrote:
So YOUR who the advert on Channel 4 was aimed at? laugh

I think it was MY turn. wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Jun 3rd, 2013, 09:12am

Sitting at the back of Manchester Apollo in December 1984, little did I realise that the tiny figure on stage (I was at the back, remember!) would one day record and perform live the song "The Lamia"!

Anything is possible.

One day Joey Essex could win the Nobel prize for fisics (as he calls it.) Calm down Rosie, he's no relation. wink

Thanks to Genetic engineering, pigs really could fly one day.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Jun 3rd, 2013, 9:36pm

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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jun 4th, 2013, 04:49am

"Sentenced to drift far away now.
Nothing is quite what it seems.
Sometimes entangled in your own dreams."


Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Jun 4th, 2013, 1:55pm

German loses longest word ever.

Rindfleischetikettierungsueberwachungsaufgabenuebertragungsgesetz


The German language, famed for its sprawling compound nouns, has lost its most circumlocutory term.

- meaning "law delegating beef label monitoring" - has been excised from the lexicon. All 65 letters of it.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Jun 4th, 2013, 2:33pm

on Jun 4th, 2013, 1:55pm, Noni wrote:
Rindfleischetikettierungsueberwachungsaufgabenuebertragungsgesetz



See, what I am going through every day.....

rolleyes
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jun 4th, 2013, 3:05pm

For anyone who saw the very brief advertisement for those Pet Shop Boys tickets that I advertised on the Other Bands thread, I deleted the thread because I found that we can go to the show after all. Sorry for anyone who saw it and got excited (bear in mind, the gig was too close by to sell anyway).
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Jun 4th, 2013, 3:19pm

on Jun 4th, 2013, 3:05pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
For anyone who saw the very brief advertisement for those Pet Shop Boys tickets that I advertised on the Other Bands thread, I deleted the thread because I found that we can go to the show after all. Sorry for anyone who saw it and got excited (bear in mind, the gig was too close by to sell anyway).

Oh damn. angry

wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jun 4th, 2013, 3:23pm

on Jun 4th, 2013, 3:19pm, Dust wrote:
Oh damn. angry

wink


grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jun 5th, 2013, 01:44am

We're almost half way through another week.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Jun 5th, 2013, 04:26am

The "What are you listening to right now" thread is approaching 1,000 pages.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Jun 5th, 2013, 07:27am

And this thread is approaching 1,000 posts!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Jun 5th, 2013, 08:02am

Were it not for this forum, I'd have never heard of, nor known of the existence of, Rob Brydon. wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jun 5th, 2013, 09:38am

on Jun 5th, 2013, 08:02am, Dust wrote:
Were it not for this forum, I'd have never heard of, nor known of the existence of, Rob Brydon. wink


Me either! grin



And FWIW I love the Pet Shop Boys, I may go when they come here in September.

I really liked this live performance:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K22ZD1HUV4g

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jun 5th, 2013, 10:19am

Yo momma's so fat, she walked down the street one time and some guy said "Hey, nice house costume."
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Jun 5th, 2013, 10:25am

on Jun 4th, 2013, 2:33pm, slowdancer wrote:
See, what I am going through every day.....

rolleyes


Hope you are good at spelling! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Jun 5th, 2013, 10:28am

on Jun 5th, 2013, 10:25am, Noni wrote:
Hope you are good at spelling! grin


I am glad, that I do not live in Wales.

Llanfairpwll­gwyngyllgogery­chwyrndrobwll­llantysilio­gogogoch


Goodness.

grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jun 6th, 2013, 02:35am

Edinburgh is a beautiful city.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jun 6th, 2013, 03:55am

on Jun 6th, 2013, 02:35am, Down And Out wrote:
Edinburgh is a beautiful city.


Agreed. I'd love to visit there. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jun 6th, 2013, 08:27am

Toronto weather is psychotic.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Jun 6th, 2013, 08:31am

on Jun 6th, 2013, 08:27am, Lily wrote:
Toronto weather is psychotic.


Same here in Cambridge too! sad
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Jun 6th, 2013, 09:00am

Cloudy and grey and gonna rain.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Jun 6th, 2013, 09:11am

Hey, you guys, this is the random thread, not the weather thread....

rolleyes
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Jun 6th, 2013, 09:43am

on Jun 6th, 2013, 09:11am, slowdancer wrote:
Hey, you guys, this is the random thread, not the weather thread....

rolleyes

Ssssssorry, I was just going with the flow. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Jun 6th, 2013, 1:13pm

on Jun 6th, 2013, 09:43am, Dust wrote:
Ssssssorry, I was just going with the flow. smiley


I met a girl called Flo last Friday.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Jun 6th, 2013, 2:46pm

on Jun 6th, 2013, 1:13pm, supernatural wrote:
I met a girl called Flo last Friday.


Did you wear sandals and show her your feet! grin

laugh
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jun 7th, 2013, 03:27am

TGI Friday.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Jun 7th, 2013, 05:21am

on Jun 6th, 2013, 1:13pm, supernatural wrote:
I met a girl called Flo last Friday.

In high school I dated a girl named Sharon. We called her "Sharon share-alike".
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Jun 7th, 2013, 05:42am

on Jun 6th, 2013, 2:46pm, Noni wrote:
Did you wear sandals and show her your feet! grin

laugh


Is that a euphemism? grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jun 7th, 2013, 06:49am

I think that a lot of prog rock is rubbish.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Jun 7th, 2013, 06:53am

on Jun 7th, 2013, 06:49am, Down And Out wrote:
I think that a lot of prog rock is rubbish.


Where is the machine gun?

wink grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jun 7th, 2013, 07:51am

on Jun 7th, 2013, 06:49am, Down And Out wrote:
I think that a lot of prog rock is rubbish.


What? Why? huh
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jun 7th, 2013, 08:01am

on Jun 7th, 2013, 06:49am, Down And Out wrote:
I think that a lot of prog rock is rubbish.

on Jun 7th, 2013, 07:51am, NoSonofVine wrote:
What? Why? huh

When it's good, it's the best; when it's bad, it's terrible. It can be self-indulgent, tuneless and downright boring. But remember, that's just my opinion. wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Jun 7th, 2013, 09:18am

on Jun 7th, 2013, 08:01am, Down And Out wrote:
When it's good, it's the best; when it's bad, it's terrible. It can be self-indulgent, tuneless and downright boring. But remember, that's just my opinion. wink

I concur, as many here already know. I believe the cream rises to the top, and the more talented artists find an audience. Occasionally I'll buy Prog-Rock Magazine, which comes with a CD of music by lesser-know Prog artists. Most of the music--in my opinion--is awful.

Now, bad music is bad music, whether it's rock, pop, folk, or whatever. But Prog often has that aura of, "Hey we're different... we don't follow standard musical conventions... listen to how interesting we are."

F*ck interesting. Give me a well-written song with a strong melody and great musicianship, and I'm happy. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jun 7th, 2013, 09:48am

on Jun 7th, 2013, 09:18am, Dust wrote:
F*ck interesting. Give me a well-written song with a strong melody and great musicianship, and I'm happy. smiley


To an extent I agree with this. I love most of the classic prog groups, but I'm not fond of some of the newer ones because some try too hard to sound like prog. That's why I love Marillion and Porcupine Tree the most out of the the modern progressive rock bands - because they make music that sounds intricate and sophisticated but at the same time listenable and fresh. They don't need to rely on prog stereotypes.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Jun 7th, 2013, 09:56am

on Jun 7th, 2013, 06:49am, Down And Out wrote:
I think that a lot of prog rock is rubbish.


Magma - Attahk.

Creepy....


Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by boredatwork on Jun 7th, 2013, 10:44am

on Jun 7th, 2013, 08:01am, Down And Out wrote:
When it's good, it's the best; when it's bad, it's terrible. It can be self-indulgent, tuneless and downright boring. But remember, that's just my opinion. wink

on Jun 7th, 2013, 09:18am, Dust wrote:
I concur, as many here already know. I believe the cream rises to the top, and the more talented artists find an audience. Occasionally I'll buy Prog-Rock Magazine, which comes with a CD of music by lesser-know Prog artists. Most of the music--in my opinion--is awful.

Now, bad music is bad music, whether it's rock, pop, folk, or whatever. But Prog often has that aura of, "Hey we're different... we don't follow standard musical conventions... listen to how interesting we are."

F*ck interesting. Give me a well-written song with a strong melody and great musicianship, and I'm happy. smiley

Agree with all of that!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jun 7th, 2013, 11:14am

I really, really wish Marillion's great song Beyond You wasn't in mono. undecided Is there a stereo version somewhere?
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Jun 7th, 2013, 1:21pm

Give me Invisible Touch over Fragile (by Yes) any day!!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jun 7th, 2013, 1:51pm

on Jun 7th, 2013, 1:21pm, Merryman72 wrote:
Give me Invisible Touch over Fragile (by Yes) any day!!


shocked
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Jun 7th, 2013, 3:44pm

I find this forum split into 2 halves between progressive music as with Genesis too! wink smiley!.. I like a lot of instrumental, melody, keyboards, guitar, emotion and originality in a band. Regardless if this is progressive or not. But my style and interests point towards progressive more and not in a bias way. Certain bands do not appeal to me and sound very bland!.. I tend not to follow the flock and that goes with life too as we all end up being influenced by media and what people regard as good may not be!... I trust my own instinct and that what makes us all unique as all of us like Genesis, but hate other bands that others find interesting!...... smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Witchwood on Jun 7th, 2013, 4:22pm

on Jun 7th, 2013, 3:44pm, Noni wrote:
I find this forum split into 2 halves between progressive music as with Genesis too! wink smiley!.. I like a lot of instrumental, melody, keyboards, guitar, emotion and originality in a band. Regardless if this is progressive or not. But my style and interests point towards progressive more and not in a bias way. Certain bands do not appeal to me and sound very bland!.. I tend not to follow the flock and that goes with life too as we all end up being influenced by media and what people regard as good may not be!... I trust my own instinct and that what makes us all unique as all of us like Genesis, but hate other bands that others find interesting!...... smiley


I think of music as I do food.
Thai may be exotic and interesting, but I don't want it every day.
The same goes for prog. It's on my menu, but I also have an appetite for classic rock, blues, folk, and some jazz-fusion and heavy metal.

I listen to at least 2 to 4 discs of music every day. As much as I love my music, I would start to get bored listening to the same genre over and over again.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by boredatwork on Jun 7th, 2013, 4:25pm

on Jun 7th, 2013, 3:44pm, Noni wrote:
I find this forum split into 2 halves between progressive music as with Genesis too! wink smiley!..

I think you’re being over generous in saying “two halves”, since the prog semi-sceptics on here are in a tiny minority consisting of Down & Out, Dust, me & .... er, well, that’s probably it wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Jun 7th, 2013, 4:36pm

on Jun 7th, 2013, 4:25pm, boredatwork wrote:
I think you’re being over generous in saying “two halves”, since the prog semi-sceptics on here are in a tiny minority consisting of Down & Out, Dust, me & .... er, well, that’s probably it wink


Agree, I kind of tell with bands such as Elbow. With the albums such as Seldom Seen Kid being more of the progressive side compared to others they released . Which D&O do not regard their favourite and others here too!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Jun 7th, 2013, 4:39pm

on Jun 7th, 2013, 4:25pm, boredatwork wrote:
I think you’re being over generous in saying “two halves”, since the prog semi-sceptics on here are in a tiny minority consisting of Down & Out, Dust, me & .... er, well, that’s probably it wink


I don't think you're in as much of a minority as you seem to think. Even I, a bit of a prog-lover, agree with a lot of what Dust and Down and Out have said. In fact, I'm probably almost as "prog-semi-sceptic" as Down and Out - yes, I like Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree and a lot of Yes, as well as a smattering of Camel, Rush, King Crimson, Jethro Tull and Dream Theater (even The Flower Kings now, apparently! shocked), but I have heard some really dire prog too, including by some of the artists I mentioned above. Dream Theater, in particular, have a horrible knack of making great melodies and ideas and then bloating their songs with completely unnecessary fiddly bits and showy solos. rolleyes
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Jun 7th, 2013, 4:58pm

on Jun 7th, 2013, 4:39pm, Merryman72 wrote:
I don't think you're in as much of a minority as you seem to think. Even I, a bit of a prog-lover, agree with a lot of what Dust and Down and Out have said. In fact, I'm probably almost as "prog-semi-sceptic" as Down and Out - yes, I like Pink Floyd, Porcupine Tree and a lot of Yes, as well as a smattering of Camel, Rush, King Crimson, Jethro Tull and Dream Theater (even The Flower Kings now, apparently! shocked), but I have heard some really dire prog too, including by some of the artists I mentioned above. Dream Theater, in particular, have a horrible knack of making great melodies and ideas and then bloating their songs with completely unnecessary fiddly bits and showy solos. rolleyes


Would like to point out that progressive music has vastly expanded over the years and included genres such as heavy and metal, which does not appeal to my taste! smiley

I am not partial to this kind of music and tend to go more for Neo, Symphonic and folk more which all started in the '70s and moved into the '80s and developed a lot more now! smiley

Would not class Dream Theater or Rush as progressive bands, more as a rock band as they don't have those complicated time structures associated with their music.... wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Jun 7th, 2013, 5:16pm

on Jun 7th, 2013, 4:58pm, Noni wrote:
Would not class Dream Theater or Rush as progressive bands, more as a rock band as they don't have those complicated time structures associated with their music.... wink


Dream Theater definitely do have complicated time structures associated with their music... far too many!

(For instance, their ridiculous instrumental "Dance of Eternity" has over 128 changes in time signature in its 6 minutes. There's a fun fact for you!)

Rush have used complex time signatures as well.

(I would point out that, IMO at least, complicated time structures are not essential to progressive bands.)
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jun 8th, 2013, 05:12am

Wow! I've stirred up quite a debate about prog rock! grin wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jun 8th, 2013, 05:15am

on Jun 7th, 2013, 4:36pm, Noni wrote:
Agree, I kind of tell with bands such as Elbow. With the albums such as Seldom Seen Kid being more of the progressive side compared to others they released . Which D&O do not regard their favourite and others here too!

I do prefer Leaders Of The Free World to The Seldom Seen Kid. However, I don't particularly think that TSSK is more progressive. Still, what's in a label? wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Jun 8th, 2013, 06:01am

on Jun 7th, 2013, 4:25pm, boredatwork wrote:
I think you’re being over generous in saying “two halves”, since the prog semi-sceptics on here are in a tiny minority consisting of Down & Out, Dust, me & .... er, well, that’s probably it wink

I think you're way off, BAW, and I agree with most of Merryman's comments.

Among my ten favorite all-time artists are Genesis, Pink Floyd, and Yes, with several others not far behind. Among the music-listening public, I would be considered a HUGE Prog fan. While there are a handful of people here who seem to eat, sleep and breathe Prog--some with apparent exclusivity--I think they are, in fact, in the minority. Not that there's anything wrong with that, and not that it makes any difference whatsoever. I'm happy for anyone who knows what he/she likes and follows his/her own path. smiley

Now if you'll pardon me... I have to get back to my homework of learning Rush. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Jun 8th, 2013, 06:08am

"...like looking for a needle in a stack of needles."
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by boredatwork on Jun 8th, 2013, 08:48am

on Jun 8th, 2013, 06:01am, Dust wrote:
I think you're way off, BAW, and I agree with most of Merryman's comments.

Among my ten favorite all-time artists are Genesis, Pink Floyd, and Yes, with several others not far behind. Among the music-listening public, I would be considered a HUGE Prog fan. While there are a handful of people here who seem to eat, sleep and breathe Prog--some with apparent exclusivity--I think they are, in fact, in the minority. Not that there's anything wrong with that, and not that it makes any difference whatsoever. I'm happy for anyone who knows what he/she likes and follows his/her own path. :

Well it’s fairer to say there’s a curve on here from the people that “eat, sleep & breathe prog” at one extreme to people who until they joined this forum thought prog died out in the 70s, had never heard the names of any later prog bands such as Porcupine Tree, only liked 3 prog artists (Supertramp, Mike Oldfield & some ELP) & didn’t even realise that 2 of those 3 were classed as prog! And amazingly, even given all that, I’m less ignorant about prog than the average person in the street.

So you can see how from my perspective this forum appears to contain a large majority of the "eat, sleep & breathe" fans. The proof is in the Other Bands section: how many non-prog threads do you see? Not many.


Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Jun 8th, 2013, 09:35am

on Jun 8th, 2013, 08:48am, boredatwork wrote:
Well it’s fairer to say there’s a curve on here from the people that “eat, sleep & breathe prog” at one extreme to people who until they joined this forum thought prog died out in the 70s, had never heard the names of any later prog bands such as Porcupine Tree, only liked 3 prog artists (Supertramp, Mike Oldfield & some ELP) & didn’t even realise that 2 of those 3 were classed as prog! And amazingly, even given all that, I’m less ignorant about prog than the average person in the street.

So you can see how from my perspective this forum appears to contain a large majority of the "eat, sleep & breathe" fans. The proof is in the Other Bands section: how many non-prog threads do you see? Not many.


I agree completely about the "extremes" you've noted! And I previously thought about addressing the exact point you made at the end there. The heavy-Prog-people absolutely post far more in the Other Bands section, so I definitely see your perspective, but I still don't agree that they are necessarily in the majority. They are just far more active in that section.

Why? I've started threads about Elton John, Elvis Costello, Springsteen, Clapton... even Pink Floyd and The Beatles... huge artists that no doubt have zillions of fans here, but the threads tend to end quickly. Meanwhile a thread about Gazpacho will generate a passionate discussion among a small number of die-hard Prog-heads that continues for several pages.

I can discuss U2 and The Who with anyone anywhere... amongst my friends, family, co-workers, etc. But if I want to talk about Panic Room or Grobschnitt, I can only do it here. wink Add to that the fact that avid Genesis fans are already predisposed to enjoy quality Prog, and I truly believe that discussions here tend to be more specialized to Prog bands, even though multitudes of us--Henry, Lily, Eric, D&O, NoSon, Merryman, Ellen, Squiggly, Liam, Peng, Krissy, you, me, etc, etc--could hardly be considered Prog-only fans.

KnowwhatImean? smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by boredatwork on Jun 8th, 2013, 10:00am

on Jun 8th, 2013, 09:35am, Dust wrote:
I agree completely about the "extremes" you've noted! And I previously thought about addressing the exact point you made at the end there. The heavy-Prog-people absolutely post far more in the Other Bands section, so I definitely see your perspective, but I still don't agree that they are necessarily in the majority. They are just far more active in that section.

Why? I've started threads about Elton John, Elvis Costello, Springsteen, Clapton... even Pink Floyd and The Beatles... huge artists that no doubt have zillions of fans here, but the threads tend to end quickly. Meanwhile a thread about Gazpacho will generate a passionate discussion among a small number of die-hard Prog-heads that continues for several pages.

I can discuss U2 and The Who with anyone anywhere... amongst my friends, family, co-workers, etc. But if I want to talk about Panic Room or Grobschnitt, I can only do it here. wink Add to that the fact that avid Genesis fans are already predisposed to enjoy quality Prog, and I truly believe that discussions here tend to be more specialized to Prog bands, even though multitudes of us--Henry, Lily, Eric, D&O, NoSon, Merryman, Ellen, Squiggly, Liam, Peng, Krissy, you, me, etc, etc--could hardly be considered Prog-only fans.

KnowwhatImean? smiley

Yes indeed. The length of the Other Bands prog threads is as striking as the number eg 358 pages on the Flower Kings. In real life I don’t know a single person who has heard of the Flower Kings. But I suppose that’s it, many people who have a passionate interest in prog are in similar situations & have nowhere else to discuss it so it ends up here. The unintentional by-product of which is that non-prog fans feel like outsiders. But that’s unavoidable I guess, it would be mean to resent the specialists having their outlet here.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jun 8th, 2013, 2:23pm

Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here is a great album IMHO, but I wouldn't call it perfect, because to me it does go by a bit too slowly. I'd give it an 9. To be honest I wouldn't call myself a "big fan" of Pink Floyd, just a fan. I really like them, don't get me wrong, but I'm more into bands that play music that has an equal number of fast and slow parts. Floyd mostly sticks to slow, trippy stuff.

My ranking of WYWH's tracks:

1. Shine On You Crazy Diamond [Part 1]
2. Welcome To The Machine
3. Shine On You Crazy Diamond [Part 2]
4. Wish You Were Here
5. Have A Cigar

I will say this though - Pulse is one of the best live albums ever recorded, easily the best item in their discography. cool
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Jun 9th, 2013, 04:22am

we're all individuals
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jun 9th, 2013, 04:33am

My ten favourite 10cc tracks:

  1. Une Nuit A Paris
  2. Don't Hang Up
  3. Somewhere In Hollywood
  4. Old Wild Men
  5. I'm Mandy Fly Me
  6. The Wall Street Shuffle
  7. I'm Not In Love
  8. Life Is A Minestrone
  9. Rubber Bullets
  10. Feel The Benefit


Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jun 11th, 2013, 12:15am

All quiet on the western front.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Jun 11th, 2013, 07:16am

My elephant is stuck in the tumble dryer
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jun 12th, 2013, 03:33am

Only 9 or 10 days to go until the longest day (summer equinox) in the northern hemisphere.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Jun 12th, 2013, 3:12pm

There are several Moderators of this Forum who haven't posted--and probably haven't visited--in years.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by HENRY on Jun 12th, 2013, 5:13pm

on Jun 12th, 2013, 3:12pm, Dust wrote:
There are several Moderators of this Forum who haven't posted--and probably haven't visited--in years.

I think they were kidnapped and recruited to moderate in a Motorhead forum...
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by .:Krissy:. on Jun 12th, 2013, 9:40pm

Members that demonstrate careful decision-making skills as well as good citizenship (i.e. cooperation, consideration) on the forum would be considered for moderator positions. If you are interested in becoming a moderator, submit an application or nomination to me via PM.

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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jun 13th, 2013, 03:52am

I burnt the toast yesterday.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jun 13th, 2013, 07:22am

TV Tropes is a great website for interesting (though ultimately useless) information about various forms of media and entertainment, but in my opinion, there are WAY too many pages. There are sections for every media/entertainment-related thing you can possibly think of and more, and a result, locating certain pages is difficult and reading each page (the pages often being extremely long and wordy) becomes tedious. I'm also not too fond of the rather informal tone the website has.

Wikipedia will always reign supreme because it's far more accessible. grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Jun 13th, 2013, 09:25am

Sidney and Joe 4eva
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jun 13th, 2013, 1:34pm

We forgot to wish Invisible Touch a happy 27th birthday last Sunday. grin

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jun 14th, 2013, 02:47am

I remember two things about my dreams last night:

1. Another leak had sprung in the house causing damage to the kitchen wall I recently repaired. sad

2. Later on I was playing tennis against Rafael Nadal. grin

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on Jun 14th, 2013, 03:49am

on Jun 14th, 2013, 02:47am, Down And Out wrote:
2. Later on I was playing tennis against Rafael Nadal. grin


Poor you, surely it was tiring!!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jun 14th, 2013, 06:44am

on Jun 14th, 2013, 02:47am, Down And Out wrote:
2. Later on I was playing tennis against Rafael Nadal. grin

on Jun 14th, 2013, 03:49am, Paloma wrote:
Poor you, surely it was tiring!!

Sure was! grin

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jun 14th, 2013, 07:03am

I still don't have Three Sides Live because I've made no effort to buy it. rolleyes I'm going to make it sure I get it, in some form, this summer. I promise, because I'm itching to hear how it sounds. I'm sure it's a solid live album.

I don't have From Genesis To Revelation or The Way We Walk either but those are inessential and will have to wait.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Jun 14th, 2013, 07:43am

on Jun 14th, 2013, 02:47am, Down And Out wrote:
I remember two things about my dreams last night:

1. Another leak had sprung in the house causing damage to the kitchen wall I recently repaired. sad

2. Later on I was playing tennis against Rafael Nadal. grin


In the kitchen. Which is how the wall got damaged in the first place! smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jun 15th, 2013, 03:19am

User Image

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jun 15th, 2013, 08:14am

The Genesis song Pigeons is currently being played on BBC Radio 2, on Pick Of The Pops. Not fond of the song but it's still a nice surprise. tongue
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Witchwood on Jun 15th, 2013, 11:06am

on Jun 12th, 2013, 9:40pm, .:Krissy:. wrote:
...
Copy and paste the text below as your application to be a moderator.
...

Have you been convicted of a felony?

...


Those of you currently residing or posting from your cells at a federal penitentiary need not apply. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jun 16th, 2013, 04:18am

Ying tong ying tong ying tong ying tong ying tong yiddle I po.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Jun 16th, 2013, 04:28am

on Jun 16th, 2013, 04:18am, Down And Out wrote:
Ying tong ying tong ying tong ying tong ying tong yiddle I po.


I remember singing that once on karaoke grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Jun 16th, 2013, 12:10pm

If you compare the studio version of Steven Wilson`s song Index to the live version, you will easily hear, that the live version has got more power. The basic reason being the clever use of the cymbals, Marco Minnemann has added to the live version.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Hackenbacker on Jun 16th, 2013, 4:32pm

I spilled spot remover on my shirt and have no idea how to get it off.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jun 17th, 2013, 03:47am

And thus begins another week...

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by sistermoon on Jun 17th, 2013, 03:58am

Had to smile when on Sounds Of The Sixties, the Harry Nilsson song '1941' was requested by one Steve Coogan! (It was the same morning I read about Rob Brydon getting his MBE.)

The song is about a boy born in that year who is abandoned by an errant father. A number of Harry Nilsson's earlier songs make me feel he could have been a champion for Fathers For Justice. I'll expect the 'Who Is Harry Nilsson?' documentary to get a proper European release via Baby Cow eventually. grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Jun 17th, 2013, 07:05am

on Jun 16th, 2013, 4:32pm, Hackenbacker wrote:
I spilled spot remover on my shirt and have no idea how to get it off.


Is there no product called spot remover remover that you could use? smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by HENRY on Jun 17th, 2013, 08:34am

on Jun 16th, 2013, 4:32pm, Hackenbacker wrote:
I spilled spot remover on my shirt and have no idea how to get it off.

Throw a little bit of grease on it and they should cancel out each other.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jun 17th, 2013, 2:42pm

I think it's great that Noni has a new job. But I do miss him on the forum... sad

... even though his grammar is appalling. grin wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Jun 17th, 2013, 6:00pm

I will not be here for the next month...



...for I will be in New Zealand! shocked grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Jun 17th, 2013, 11:07pm

on Jun 17th, 2013, 6:00pm, Merryman72 wrote:
I will not be here for the next month...



...for I will be in New Zealand! shocked grin


Enjoy, and take some pics for the Post A Picture Of Yourself thread. Preferably in front of a nice Lord Of The Rings landscape.

smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jun 18th, 2013, 04:58am

on Jun 17th, 2013, 6:00pm, Merryman72 wrote:
I will not be here for the next month...



...for I will be in New Zealand! shocked grin

Has the internet not reached New Zealand then? grin Seriously, enjoy. smiley Would love to go to NZ one day.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Jun 18th, 2013, 2:38pm

User Image
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jun 18th, 2013, 3:19pm

Wedding outfit purchased!!!!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ericm on Jun 18th, 2013, 4:09pm

on Jun 18th, 2013, 3:19pm, Lily wrote:
Wedding outfit purchased!!!!


Wait. What? Is this for a wedding you're attending, or did I miss the news that you're taking the plunge?
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jun 18th, 2013, 6:15pm

Just a moment ago I realised that I'd been reading a TIOA forum user's username wrong all this time. I'd been reading the username "boredatwork" as "boredartwork". Ha ha. tongue
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jun 18th, 2013, 6:18pm

on Jun 18th, 2013, 04:58am, Down And Out wrote:
Has the internet not reached New Zealand then? grin Seriously, enjoy. smiley Would love to go to NZ one day.


Same here. cool I'd love to visit Japan as well. cool
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Hackenbacker on Jun 19th, 2013, 12:26am

on Jun 13th, 2013, 03:52am, Down And Out wrote:
I burnt the toast yesterday.


I'm scared of the toaster when the toast pops up.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jun 19th, 2013, 03:33am

Turn it on again.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jun 19th, 2013, 04:11am

on Jun 19th, 2013, 12:26am, Hackenbacker wrote:
I'm scared of the toaster when the toast pops up.


Same here. undecided
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by boredatwork on Jun 19th, 2013, 06:42am

on Jun 18th, 2013, 6:15pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
Just a moment ago I realised that I'd been reading a TIOA forum user's username wrong all this time. I'd been reading the username "boredatwork" as "boredartwork". Ha ha. tongue

That shows you’re more imaginative than I was when I plucked a username out of the air (“What am I at the moment? Yes, that will do”) to reply to a post on this forum, which I’d just found. Seriously, if I’d thought for a moment I’d still be around 600+ posts later, I’d have put a bit more effort in choosing a more interesting username. But it’s too late now…. sad
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jun 19th, 2013, 08:21am

on Jun 19th, 2013, 06:42am, boredatwork wrote:
That shows you’re more imaginative than I was when I plucked a username out of the air (“What am I at the moment? Yes, that will do”) to reply to a post on this forum, which I’d just found. Seriously, if I’d thought for a moment I’d still be around 600+ posts later, I’d have put a bit more effort in choosing a more interesting username. But it’s too late now…. sad

It's never too late. If you click on "profile" in the main menu, you can change how your name is displayed on screen. You would still have to login with the name you originally chose, but that would be hidden from other users.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by boredatwork on Jun 19th, 2013, 10:55am

on Jun 19th, 2013, 08:21am, Down And Out wrote:
It's never too late. If you click on "profile" in the main menu, you can change how your name is displayed on screen. You would still have to login with the name you originally chose, but that would be hidden from other users.

That’s true, but it’s unsporting. However rubbish our usernames might be, if we start changing them after more than a few posts, people will end up posting in the “What confuses you?” thread that they don’t know who’s who any more .... so I reckon I'm stuck with it now laugh
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Jun 19th, 2013, 11:10am

on Jun 19th, 2013, 10:55am, boredatwork wrote:
That’s true, but it’s unsporting. However rubbish our usernames might be, if we start changing them after more than a few posts, people will end up posting in the “What confuses you?” thread that they don’t know who’s who any more .... so I reckon I'm stuck with it now laugh


I like your username. It is sort of inspiring...
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Jun 19th, 2013, 11:14am

on Jun 19th, 2013, 10:55am, boredatwork wrote:
That’s true, but it’s unsporting. However rubbish our usernames might be, if we start changing them after more than a few posts, people will end up posting in the “What confuses you?” thread that they don’t know who’s who any more .... so I reckon I'm stuck with it now laugh

You could change it to something similar. For years I went by the name "Like the Dust." It became cumbersome and folks started calling me "LTD"--which reminded me of an old Ford my Uncle Schmuck drove in the '60s--so I shortened it. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by boredatwork on Jun 19th, 2013, 11:18am

on Jun 19th, 2013, 11:10am, slowdancer wrote:
I like your username. It is sort of inspiring...

Thanks. I’m delighted if it sort of inspires you, as it certainly doesn’t inspire me wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by boredatwork on Jun 19th, 2013, 11:19am

on Jun 19th, 2013, 11:14am, Dust wrote:
You could change it to something similar. For years I went by the name "Like the Dust." It became cumbersome and folks started calling me "LTD"--which reminded me of an old Ford my Uncle Schmuck drove in the '60s--so I shortened it. smiley

"Uncle Schmuck" - I take it that was his username, not his real one?
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Jun 19th, 2013, 11:36am

on Jun 19th, 2013, 11:19am, boredatwork wrote:
"Uncle Schmuck" - I take it that was his username, not his real one?

When I was little he was a very nice but silly old man, and he earned his nickname among the family by saying goofy things. For example... when driving past the American School for the Deaf and seeing the students outside playing, Uncle Schmuck said, in his thick German accent, "How do dem blind kids play baseball??"
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jun 19th, 2013, 1:18pm

on Jun 19th, 2013, 11:10am, slowdancer wrote:
I like your username. It is sort of inspiring...


True! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jun 19th, 2013, 1:20pm

on Jun 19th, 2013, 11:14am, Dust wrote:
You could change it to something similar. For years I went by the name "Like the Dust." It became cumbersome and folks started calling me "LTD"--which reminded me of an old Ford my Uncle Schmuck drove in the '60s--so I shortened it. smiley


So what should she change it to?

'Bored'

or

'at work'

or

'BAW'

any other ideas?


grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ericm on Jun 19th, 2013, 1:38pm

on Jun 18th, 2013, 3:19pm, Lily wrote:
Wedding outfit purchased!!!!


Wait. What? Is this for a wedding you're attending, or did I miss the news that you're taking the plunge?


Posted this the other day, and still wondering if congrats are in order?
smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jun 20th, 2013, 03:17am

Sometimes I think I prefer "The Sweeney" to "Minder" and other times I prefer "Minder" to "The Sweeney".

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Jun 20th, 2013, 08:03am

I walked into the office building where I work one day a week, and my eyes were drawn to the pretty flowers sitting on the receptionist's desk. Then I caught her eye and she frowned at me, apparently believing I was staring at her chest!

I made a point of looking back directly at the flowers and said, "Nice flowers," but she didn't seem happy. She now thinks I'm some kind of a creep. undecided
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ericm on Jun 20th, 2013, 08:10am

on Jun 20th, 2013, 08:03am, Dust wrote:
I walked into the office building where I work one day a week, and my eyes were drawn to the pretty flowers sitting on the receptionist's desk. Then I caught her eye and she frowned at me, apparently believing I was staring at her chest!

I made a point of looking back directly at the flowers and said, "Nice flowers," but she didn't seem happy. She now thinks I'm some kind of a creep. undecided



"Nice flowers," I'm going to have to remember that one. wink grin.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jun 20th, 2013, 08:15am

on Jun 19th, 2013, 1:38pm, ericm wrote:
Wait. What? Is this for a wedding you're attending, or did I miss the news that you're taking the plunge?


Posted this the other day, and still wondering if congrats are in order?
smiley


My Nieces wedding. I'm crazy about her so I'm excited. grin

This is what her and I used to look like 39 years ago!

User Image
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jun 20th, 2013, 08:17am

on Jun 20th, 2013, 08:03am, Dust wrote:
I walked into the office building where I work one day a week, and my eyes were drawn to the pretty flowers sitting on the receptionist's desk. Then I caught her eye and she frowned at me, apparently believing I was staring at her chest!

I made a point of looking back directly at the flowers and said, "Nice flowers," but she didn't seem happy. She now thinks I'm some kind of a creep. undecided


Arrrgggh.

I hate it when that happens, you do something innocent that is perceived as creepy, but if you say anything about it it will only make it look worse.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ericm on Jun 20th, 2013, 09:04am

on Jun 20th, 2013, 08:15am, Lily wrote:
My Nieces wedding. I'm crazy about her so I'm excited. grin

This is what her and I used to look like 39 years ago!

User Image


Well congratulations are in order for that too. smiley have a great time at the wedding!

Great pic. No way does that look like it's from 39 years ago. Lucky for me I didn't know you then or I woulda been in some trouble. wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jun 20th, 2013, 09:19am

Thanks Eric.

kiss
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jun 21st, 2013, 03:50am

I'll have to remember that next Wednesday from about 7-9am BST, this forum won't be available. wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jun 22nd, 2013, 03:36am

Time for a bowl of cornflakes. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jun 23rd, 2013, 03:22am

Zzzzzzzzzz...

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Jun 23rd, 2013, 3:16pm

I don't usually go on my pc this late as it seems to stop from sleeping properly. I hope I can sleep tonight undecided
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jun 24th, 2013, 01:50am

I think that Andy Murray will win Wimbledon this year. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Jun 24th, 2013, 7:28pm

In the past four hours there have been three total posts made on this forum. That's sad. undecided
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by HENRY on Jun 25th, 2013, 12:06am

on Jun 24th, 2013, 7:28pm, Dust wrote:
In the past four hours there have been three total posts made on this forum. That's sad. undecided


If they were quality posts, that would be a step up.... grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jun 26th, 2013, 09:08am

My braces are finally being removed today. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Jun 26th, 2013, 10:33am

Barry Manilow did not write his song "I Write the Songs."
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jun 26th, 2013, 12:06pm

on Jun 26th, 2013, 09:08am, NoSonofVine wrote:
My braces are finally being removed today. smiley


Hooray! They were removed! grin Not a very comfortable procedure but a great feeling once they're off. cool
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Jun 26th, 2013, 12:14pm

on Jun 26th, 2013, 12:06pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
Hooray! They were removed! grin Not a very comfortable procedure but a great feeling once they're off. cool

Photos please. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jun 26th, 2013, 12:33pm

I always chuckle at the word 'procedure' Great word.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jun 26th, 2013, 12:52pm

on Jun 26th, 2013, 12:14pm, Dust wrote:
Photos please. smiley


OK, I'll probably post one later, though I don't think it's a good idea because my teeth, though straight, are not a very attractive colour. undecided
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jun 26th, 2013, 5:20pm

I still hate SUVs. One behind me honked at me today at an intersection, maybe he could see there was no traffic coming but I couldn't and I'm not going until I can see for myself! Idiot. angry angry angry angry angry
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ericm on Jun 26th, 2013, 6:08pm

on Jun 25th, 2013, 12:06am, HENRY wrote:
If they were quality posts, that would be a step up.... grin


grin

Classic! Got a nice chuckle outta that one. wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jun 27th, 2013, 03:54am

Wimbledon has been quite fascinating so far.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jun 28th, 2013, 02:29am

I wish I had a holiday to look forward to. sad

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jun 28th, 2013, 05:29am

The music video for Bloc Party's new single Ratchet was made by Cyriak Harris (a Brighton-based surrealist animator).
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Jun 28th, 2013, 06:16am

on Jun 26th, 2013, 12:06pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
Hooray! They were removed! grin Not a very comfortable procedure but a great feeling once they're off. cool


hope your trousers didn't fall down! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jun 28th, 2013, 06:18am

For the word 'procedure' to be amusing, it must be said in an American accent.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Jun 28th, 2013, 06:18am

on Jun 20th, 2013, 08:17am, Lily wrote:
Arrrgggh.

I hate it when that happens, you do something innocent that is perceived as creepy, but if you say anything about it it will only make it look worse.


Best move would be next time he walks past, don't even look, and casually say "If I was gonna ogle boobs, I'd find better ones than those!" grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Jun 28th, 2013, 06:21am

on Jun 26th, 2013, 5:20pm, Lily wrote:
I still hate SUVs. One behind me honked at me today at an intersection, maybe he could see there was no traffic coming but I couldn't and I'm not going until I can see for myself! Idiot. angry angry angry angry angry


Me too. Usually driven in suburban areas by small women with confidence issues. Only go off road when parked on the sidewalk by their kids school! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Hackenbacker on Jun 28th, 2013, 11:58am

I MADE IT TO SHELL CITY! I BEAT THE CYCLOPES, AND I RODE THE HASSELHOFF!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Jun 28th, 2013, 2:30pm

Going down to the post office to buy some pretty stamps, onacounta I'm sending out some nice invitations, and the crappy little stamps my office's postal meter spits out just will not do. Maybe something with some lovely flowers 'n' shit.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jun 28th, 2013, 2:40pm

on Jun 28th, 2013, 06:21am, foxfeeder wrote:
Me too. Usually driven in suburban areas by small women with confidence issues. Only go off road when parked on the sidewalk by their kids school! grin


Everybody drives them here, Florida is worse than Toronto but we still have loads in Toronto. Can't see a thing half the time now. sad
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ericm on Jun 28th, 2013, 3:08pm

on Jun 28th, 2013, 2:40pm, Lily wrote:
Everybody drives them here, Florida is worse than Toronto but we still have loads in Toronto. Can't see a thing half the time now. sad


If you can't beat em, join em. grin

I know you love your car, but I can totally see you behind the wheel of a nice big SUV, or a Ford Pickup truck! cool
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jun 28th, 2013, 3:12pm

on Jun 28th, 2013, 3:08pm, ericm wrote:
If you can't beat em, join em. grin

I know you love your car, but I can totally see you behind the wheel of a nice big SUV, or a Ford Pickup truck! cool


I did think about the beating/joining thing when I got my car last year, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it. Besides, then people would want rides, I hate giving people rides I like small cars where I'm alone and can blare my music!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ericm on Jun 28th, 2013, 4:41pm

on Jun 28th, 2013, 3:12pm, Lily wrote:
I did think about the beating/joining thing when I got my car last year, but I just couldn't bring myself to do it. Besides, then people would want rides, I hate giving people rides I like small cars where I'm alone and can blare my music!


Damn! So much for hitchin' a ride with you sometime. wink I get the music thing but you do realize , the bigger the vehicle the more speakers in it! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Jun 28th, 2013, 4:44pm

Gabble Ratchet is an anagram of Gabble Chatter! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ChocolateSurprise on Jun 28th, 2013, 4:59pm

on Jun 28th, 2013, 4:44pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
Gabble Ratchet is an anagram of Gabble Chatter! grin


grin

And one of ChocolateSurprise is: Our Scholastic Peer! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ChocolateSurprise on Jun 28th, 2013, 5:03pm

And I'd forgotten this lot! (apart from one obviously!) cheesy

http://genesisgts.conforums.com/index.cgi?board=fotlr&action=print&num=1267308443
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Jun 28th, 2013, 5:11pm

on Jun 28th, 2013, 5:03pm, ChocolateSurprise wrote:
And I'd forgotten this lot! (apart from one obviously!) cheesy

http://genesisgts.conforums.com/index.cgi?board=fotlr&action=print&num=1267308443


When I click on that link it comes out in a different format!

Some funny anagrams there but they're very hard to read!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ChocolateSurprise on Jun 28th, 2013, 5:15pm

on Jun 28th, 2013, 5:11pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
When I click on that link it comes out in a different format!

Some funny anagrams there but they're very hard to read!


Yes, it was for me too - but some great memories and posts you've just completely forgotten about! smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Jun 28th, 2013, 5:27pm

on Jun 28th, 2013, 5:15pm, ChocolateSurprise wrote:
Yes, it was for me too - but some great memories and posts you've just completely forgotten about! smiley


I just enlarged the page and read through it. Hilarious! It used to be like that on here all the time in those days, then that bloody Bookface came along and spoilt everything! angry
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ChocolateSurprise on Jun 28th, 2013, 5:29pm

on Jun 28th, 2013, 5:27pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
I just enlarged the page and read through it. Hilarious! It used to be like that on here all the time in those days, then that bloody Bookface came along and spoilt everything! angry


Yeah - I do agree it's fragmented this place. Some of those posts are hysterical! grin We're so funny!! grin grin grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Jun 28th, 2013, 6:10pm

on Jun 28th, 2013, 2:40pm, Lily wrote:
Everybody drives them here, Florida is worse than Toronto but we still have loads in Toronto. Can't see a thing half the time now. sad


Damn idiots can't see you either, which is why, about 5 years ago, a woman driving one sideswiped my wifes car as she couldn't see it through her passengers door window.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jun 29th, 2013, 02:46am

Cameron and Debbie give in to passion - I still love you!

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by HENRY on Jun 29th, 2013, 03:43am

I hate centipedes.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jun 29th, 2013, 4:07pm

on Jun 28th, 2013, 4:59pm, ChocolateSurprise wrote:
grin

And one of ChocolateSurprise is: Our Scholastic Peer! grin


An anagram of NoSonofVine is Five Noons On. cool grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Jun 29th, 2013, 4:28pm

on Jun 29th, 2013, 4:07pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
An anagram of NoSonofVine is Five Noons On. cool grin

The only English anagram of Dust is Stud. tongue
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jun 30th, 2013, 04:06am

Going into the second week at Wimbledon, there is British representation in the mens singles (Andy Murray) and ladies singles (Laura Robson). smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by boredatwork on Jun 30th, 2013, 11:07am

on Jun 30th, 2013, 04:06am, Down And Out wrote:
Going into the second week at Wimbledon, there is British representation in the mens singles (Andy Murray) and ladies singles (Laura Robson). smiley

That should be in the Thread of Miracles, if one existed wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jun 30th, 2013, 12:14pm

on Jun 29th, 2013, 4:28pm, Dust wrote:
The only English anagram of Dust is Stud. tongue



I never thought of that! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ericm on Jun 30th, 2013, 1:31pm

on Jun 29th, 2013, 4:28pm, Dust wrote:
The only English anagram of Dust is Stud. tongue


Sure beats "crime" as the only one I can come up with for ericm. grin.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 1st, 2013, 02:15am

Brazil thrashed World and European champions Spain 3-0 in last night's Confederations Cup final.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Jul 1st, 2013, 07:00am

on Jun 30th, 2013, 1:31pm, ericm wrote:
Sure beats "crime" as the only one I can come up with for ericm. grin.


Mr Ice?
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jul 1st, 2013, 10:13am

on Jul 1st, 2013, 07:00am, supernatural wrote:
Mr Ice?


grin

I don't think there are any for Lily.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ericm on Jul 1st, 2013, 10:17am

on Jul 1st, 2013, 07:00am, supernatural wrote:
Mr Ice?


Lol."Stud"has me beat there too! grin


Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ChocolateSurprise on Jul 1st, 2013, 4:53pm

My feet are cold! undecided
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 2nd, 2013, 01:44am

The refuse operatives - dustmen in old money grin - emptied my waste bins very early this morning.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 3rd, 2013, 02:11am

These days I'm one of very few non-prog heads posting in the "What are you listening to right now?" thread. undecided

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Jul 3rd, 2013, 10:24am

User Image

I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 3rd, 2013, 10:31am

on Jul 3rd, 2013, 10:24am, foxfeeder wrote:
User Image

I'm late, I'm late, for a very important date! grin

Who with? wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jul 5th, 2013, 07:47am

It's sunny, it's Friday, and I have a fabulous album on, so I'm in a excellent mood. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 5th, 2013, 07:52am

One of the most amazing statistics to have come out of Wimbledon this year is how much spin some players are putting on the ball. Apparently, the majority of, say, Rafael Nadal's shots have the ball spinning at over 3,000 rpm. shocked I think that is incredible, both as a figure and in how on earth they measure it.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Jul 5th, 2013, 07:57am

on Jul 3rd, 2013, 10:31am, Down And Out wrote:
Who with? wink


Myself, 30 years earlier. I wanted to tell myself to invent the internet! grin

(Sobering thought: In just over 2 years, the entire Back to the Future film series will be set in the past!!!!)
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by HENRY on Jul 5th, 2013, 11:54am

Last night I had a dream that I was having breakfast in a NYC café and was joined by Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin. User Image
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ericm on Jul 5th, 2013, 12:15pm

on Jul 5th, 2013, 11:54am, HENRY wrote:
Last night I had a dream that I was having breakfast in a NYC café and was joined by Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin. User Image


Lets see.....breakfast in a NYC cafe, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Chris Martin. Well, as Meatloaf said so eloquently, "two out of three ain't bad"!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by boredatwork on Jul 5th, 2013, 1:39pm

on Jul 5th, 2013, 11:54am, HENRY wrote:
Last night I had a dream that I was having breakfast in a NYC café and was joined by Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin. User Image

Presumably it was a macrobiotic breakfast?
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Jul 5th, 2013, 3:39pm

Going away for the weekend, and I dunno if my Mom got her internet fixed. If not... I'll see youse all on Monday. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jul 6th, 2013, 01:02am

on Jul 5th, 2013, 11:54am, HENRY wrote:
Last night I had a dream that I was having breakfast in a NYC café and was joined by Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin. User Image


Oh how exciting! That could really happen in Tribeca. You could tell,them I bought Gwynnies new cook book! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jul 6th, 2013, 01:04am

on Jul 5th, 2013, 12:15pm, ericm wrote:
Lets see.....breakfast in a NYC cafe, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Chris Martin. Well, as Meatloaf said so eloquently, "two out of three ain't bad"!


You don't like Gwynnie? shocked


(Can't possibly be Chris, nobody could dislike him surely) tongue
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 6th, 2013, 04:59am

Roxy Magic were typically excellent last night. smiley However, "Bryan" asked for requests several times and whilst Same Old Scene was shouted out by at least half a dozen different people, the band still didn't play it. undecided

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ericm on Jul 6th, 2013, 06:21am

on Jul 6th, 2013, 01:04am, Lily wrote:
You don't like Gwynnie? shocked


(Can't possibly be Chris, nobody could dislike him surely) tongue


Haha. I love how breakfast in a NYC cafe is a given! You know me pretty well.

I've never met her but she doesn't come off all warm and cuddly to me. Perhaps I'm mistaken but I get an uppity, diva, and not exactly in touch with the working class, vibe from her. Somehow I don't really see her holding a door open for anyone like Hackett did for us.

I don't think having breakfast with her would be an enjoyable way to start to my day. I prefer to start my days with a more relaxed, kicking back, stress free meal. For some reason I can just picture her giving orders at the table, telling me to eat this not that, what fork to use, how to hold my cup, etc. No thanks, I think I'll pass on breakfast with Gwynnie. wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jul 6th, 2013, 07:16am

Today's featured article on Wikipedia is...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodo

tongue

By the way, does anyone know how to turn words into links, to avoid posting the link seperately? I can't figure out how to do it. sad
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by TheEllanory on Jul 6th, 2013, 08:23am

on Jul 6th, 2013, 07:16am, NoSonofVine wrote:
Today's featured article on Wikipedia is...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodo

tongue

By the way, does anyone know how to turn words into links, to avoid posting the link seperately? I can't figure out how to do it. sad


Dodo

Woo-hoo! I'd idly wondered that myself and after a few minutes googling (and getting distracted with html codes, which don't work in this format) I found it.

If you reply by quoting this post you should see how the syntax works.

But basically you need [url to start with, then =(link to the website) and a ], then the word you want to link to, and finally [/url] at the end.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jul 6th, 2013, 09:14am

on Jul 6th, 2013, 06:21am, ericm wrote:
Haha. I love how breakfast in a NYC cafe is a given! You know me pretty well.

I've never met her but she doesn't come off all warm and cuddly to me. Perhaps I'm mistaken but I get an uppity, diva, and not exactly in touch with the working class, vibe from her. Somehow I don't really see her holding a door open for anyone like Hackett did for us.

I don't think having breakfast with her would be an enjoyable way to start to my day. I prefer to start my days with a more relaxed, kicking back, stress free meal. For some reason I can just picture her giving orders at the table, telling me to eat this not that, what fork to use, how to hold my cup, etc. No thanks, I think I'll pass on breakfast with Gwynnie. wink


Aww I like her apart from her singing. From a distance I like her of course, I don't know if I'd like her in real life. She seems to have nice taste in men.

I'm enjoying the cookbook, even though I have no idea what half of the ingredients are! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jul 6th, 2013, 09:24am

on Jul 6th, 2013, 08:23am, TheEllanory wrote:
Dodo

Woo-hoo! I'd idly wondered that myself and after a few minutes googling (and getting distracted with html codes, which don't work in this format) I found it.

If you reply by quoting this post you should see how the syntax works.

But basically you need [url to start with, then =(link to the website) and a ], then the word you want to link to, and finally [/url] at the end.


Thank you for the help. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 6th, 2013, 09:56am

"Click" on the BBC News channel just used a fair amount of Porcupine Tree's Drawing The Line as its background music. shocked Awesome! cool

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jul 6th, 2013, 11:01am

on Jul 6th, 2013, 09:56am, Down And Out wrote:
"Click" on the BBC News channel just used a fair amount of Porcupine Tree's Drawing The Line as its background music. shocked Awesome! cool


Good song and album. cool Even though it runs out of steam towards the end, it's a solid last album for the band. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by HENRY on Jul 6th, 2013, 5:11pm

on Jul 6th, 2013, 06:21am, ericm wrote:
I've never met her but she doesn't come off all warm and cuddly to me. Perhaps I'm mistaken but I get an uppity, diva, and not exactly in touch with the working class, vibe from her. Somehow I don't really see her holding a door open for anyone like Hackett did for us.

I don't think having breakfast with her would be an enjoyable way to start to my day. I prefer to start my days with a more relaxed, kicking back, stress free meal. For some reason I can just picture her giving orders at the table, telling me to eat this not that, what fork to use, how to hold my cup, etc. No thanks, I think I'll pass on breakfast with Gwynnie. wink


You must be thinking of Sarah Silverman.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 7th, 2013, 02:55am

There is a new TV channel called "Drama" starting on Freeview channel 20 tomorrow.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jul 7th, 2013, 03:32am

Woke up this morning with eyes stinging and watering like hell. The pollen count really is at a dangerous level this summer. If it gets any worse, I might be blinded. It's also making me sneeze violently. This morning I sneezed ten times in a row in quick succession. I really hope it doesn't ruin the summertime. undecided
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Jul 7th, 2013, 03:50am

on Jul 7th, 2013, 03:32am, NoSonofVine wrote:
Woke up this morning with eyes stinging and watering like hell. The pollen count really is at a dangerous level this summer. If it gets any worse, I might be blinded. It's also making me sneeze violently. This morning I sneezed ten times in a row in quick succession. I really hope it doesn't ruin the summertime. undecided


Our caretaker says if you sneeze eight times in a row you have an orgasm! grin grin grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 7th, 2013, 03:50am

on Jul 7th, 2013, 03:32am, NoSonofVine wrote:
Woke up this morning with eyes stinging and watering like hell. The pollen count really is at a dangerous level this summer. If it gets any worse, I might be blinded. It's also making me sneeze violently. This morning I sneezed ten times in a row in quick succession. I really hope it doesn't ruin the summertime. undecided

Sorry to hear that NSOV. Are you taking antihistamines?

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Jul 7th, 2013, 1:00pm

No. After Gabble's post, he's taking snuff!!!! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jul 7th, 2013, 1:31pm

on Jul 7th, 2013, 03:50am, Gabble Ratchet wrote:

Our caretaker says if you sneeze eight times in a row you have an orgasm! grin grin grin


I'm taking tablets and eye drops.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Jul 7th, 2013, 1:51pm

on Jul 7th, 2013, 03:50am, Gabble Ratchet wrote:

Our caretaker says if you sneeze eight times in a row you have an orgasm! grin grin grin


on Jul 7th, 2013, 1:31pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
I'm taking tablets and eye drops.


I think you meant to quote D&O, not me! As we posted at the same time though, my quote gets priority! However, I've never heard of anyone taking tablets and eye drops for an orgasm! grin Is that right, NoSon? If so, must try it! grin grin grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 7th, 2013, 2:06pm

on Jul 7th, 2013, 1:51pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
However, I've never heard of anyone taking tablets and eye drops for an orgasm! grin Is that right, NoSon? If so, must try it! grin grin grin

Maybe if you sniff the eye drops? grin wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ericm on Jul 7th, 2013, 2:38pm

on Jul 7th, 2013, 1:51pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
I've never heard of anyone taking tablets and eye drops for an orgasm! grin Is that right, NoSon? If so, must try it! grin grin grin


I wish I had the patent on those tabs! wink It'd be a license to print money. More popular than Viagra, cialis, and levitra, combined! grin


:: heads to lab for experimenting::
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 7th, 2013, 4:08pm

19 races (or whatever) and Vettel wins the World Championship. F1 really must be the most boring sport in the world these days. rolleyes

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jul 7th, 2013, 5:15pm

on Jul 7th, 2013, 1:51pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
I think you meant to quote D&O, not me! As we posted at the same time though, my quote gets priority! However, I've never heard of anyone taking tablets and eye drops for an orgasm! grin Is that right, NoSon? If so, must try it! grin grin grin


I can't believe I replied to the wrong person, when I specifically tried not to. embarassed I said to myself "don't reply to the orgasm post, don't reply to the orgasm post..." and then what did I do? I replied to the orgasm post. rolleyes
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Jul 7th, 2013, 5:34pm

on Jul 7th, 2013, 4:08pm, Down And Out wrote:
19 races (or whatever) and Vettel wins the World Championship. F1 really must be the most boring sport in the world these days. rolleyes


It's not over yet! But Vettel looks certain to win. sad
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Jul 7th, 2013, 5:35pm

on Jul 7th, 2013, 1:51pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
I think you meant to quote D&O, not me! As we posted at the same time though, my quote gets priority! However, I've never heard of anyone taking tablets and eye drops for an orgasm! grin Is that right, NoSon? If so, must try it! grin grin grin
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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 8th, 2013, 11:04am

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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Jul 8th, 2013, 12:49pm

on Jul 7th, 2013, 5:15pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
I can't believe I replied to the wrong person, when I specifically tried not to. embarassed I said to myself "don't reply to the orgasm post, don't reply to the orgasm post..." and then what did I do? I replied to the orgasm post. rolleyes


I don't think you did. There was something wrong with the forum, cos I tried to quote DAO's post but it kept picking up the previous one. Odd!!!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by boredatwork on Jul 8th, 2013, 1:15pm

on Jul 8th, 2013, 12:49pm, foxfeeder wrote:
I don't think you did. There was something wrong with the forum, cos I tried to quote DAO's post but it kept picking up the previous one. Odd!!!

What a remarkably appropriate error to happen in the thread of complete randomness laugh laugh
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 8th, 2013, 1:42pm

on Jul 8th, 2013, 12:49pm, foxfeeder wrote:
I don't think you did. There was something wrong with the forum, cos I tried to quote DAO's post but it kept picking up the previous one. Odd!!!

Conforums source code is clearly very poorly written as it seems messages are identified by their post time, rather than by a unique incremental sequence number. rolleyes

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by .:Krissy:. on Jul 8th, 2013, 3:58pm

My brain hurts....

.:Krissy:.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Jul 8th, 2013, 4:10pm

on Jul 7th, 2013, 5:15pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
I can't believe I replied to the wrong person, when I specifically tried not to. embarassed I said to myself "don't reply to the orgasm post, don't reply to the orgasm post..." and then what did I do? I replied to the orgasm post. rolleyes


No, you probably did quote D&O. The fact that we posted at exactly the same time is the root of the problem. It happened to me before when Paloma and Choccy posted at the same time. When you quote the one that's second in line, the first one comes out for some reason!

Anyway, I'm intrigued now. Why did you really not want to answer the orgasm post?! huh grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Jul 8th, 2013, 4:23pm

My favorite film review of the day:

"Somewhere, around the hour-and-a-half mark, The Lone Ranger makes the fateful decision not to end. Worse, the movie keeps not-ending for another full hour."
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 9th, 2013, 02:09am

VirginMedia are coming round this morning to investigate my broadband problems. Wish me luck.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jul 9th, 2013, 04:31am

on Jul 8th, 2013, 4:10pm, Gabble Ratchet wrote:
Anyway, I'm intrigued now. Why did you really not want to answer the orgasm post?! huh grin


Because my reply sounded as though I'm taking drugs in order to achieve orgasm, and I knew it would be embarrassing if I accidentally replied to your message. Turns out, I had no choice. laugh
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jul 9th, 2013, 04:31am

on Jul 8th, 2013, 4:23pm, Dust wrote:
My favorite film review of the day:

"Somewhere, around the hour-and-a-half mark, The Lone Ranger makes the fateful decision not to end. Worse, the movie keeps not-ending for another full hour."


I love funny film reviews! cheesy
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 9th, 2013, 07:17am

on Jul 9th, 2013, 02:09am, Down And Out wrote:
VirginMedia are coming round this morning to investigate my broadband problems. Wish me luck.

The guy was here for 5 minutes and on the phone to a colleague for most of that time. Seems other people in the area are having the same problem, so whilst an engineer tries to fix the area problem, there is nothing they can do for me personally. I am now into my third week of appalling service and no progress has been made. angry cry

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jul 9th, 2013, 07:59am

on Jul 9th, 2013, 07:17am, Down And Out wrote:
The guy was here for 5 minutes and on the phone to a colleague for most of that time. Seems other people in the area are having the same problem, so whilst an engineer tries to fix the area problem, there is nothing they can do for me personally. I am now into my third week of appalling service and no progress has been made. angry cry


That sucks. Would this smiley help?
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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 9th, 2013, 3:26pm

on Jul 9th, 2013, 07:59am, Lily wrote:
That sucks. Would this smiley help?
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That smiley is perfect in the circumstances.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Jul 10th, 2013, 06:51am

I think I'd be looking for a new ISP
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 10th, 2013, 09:54am

The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Jul 10th, 2013, 10:06am

on Jul 10th, 2013, 09:54am, Down And Out wrote:
The rain in Spain falls mainly on the plain.


What a shame.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Jul 11th, 2013, 2:12pm

An ad keeps popping up on my computer screen... it says, "Christian and Single?"

No, and no.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 12th, 2013, 06:27am

I think that women's football (soccer) is quite good to watch, but I normally find the goalkeepers to be rubbish.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jul 12th, 2013, 07:21am

I feel a bit guilty saying that I was kinda bored at the Eagles concert.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ericm on Jul 12th, 2013, 07:40am

on Jul 12th, 2013, 07:21am, Lily wrote:
I feel a bit guilty saying that I was kinda bored at the Eagles concert.


Not the most rocking of shows I take it?
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Jul 12th, 2013, 10:01am

on Jul 12th, 2013, 07:21am, Lily wrote:
I feel a bit guilty saying that I was kinda bored at the Eagles concert.

That's a shame, sorry to hear it. I've never seen The Eagles live, but a few years ago I saw Don Henley and Stevie Nicks performing together, and it was quite enjoyable. Stevie singing backup on "Hotel California" is a highlight of my concert-going experience.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jul 12th, 2013, 10:19am

Don't get me wrong it was good...and the crowd was very responsive. For one, I've never been a huge eagles fan, I just like them so it may be that.

But I found there wasn't a lot of energy from the group themselves, apart from the long haired guy who looks like a girl, he seemed real glad to be there. Oh, and Joe Walsh, he was the most entertaining by far. grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 13th, 2013, 03:14am

A random post in a random thread...

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Jul 13th, 2013, 05:39am

While Down And Out will be on the wagon tonight, my wife and me will be ballooning over Dresden. Weather permitting.

cheesy
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Jul 13th, 2013, 05:43am

Poor old Edgar Derby. cry
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Jul 13th, 2013, 10:08am

on Jul 13th, 2013, 05:39am, slowdancer wrote:
While Down And Out will be on the wagon tonight, my wife and me will be ballooning over Dresden. Weather permitting.

cheesy


That should be fun!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jul 13th, 2013, 11:53am

I just slept through an entire album. rolleyes
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Jul 13th, 2013, 12:32pm

on Jul 13th, 2013, 11:53am, NoSonofVine wrote:
I just slept through an entire album. rolleyes


Take that?

grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Jul 13th, 2013, 2:41pm

Is it that time already?
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jul 13th, 2013, 2:55pm

My Dad can't sleep because of the heat in the UK bless him.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Jul 13th, 2013, 4:43pm

on Jul 13th, 2013, 10:08am, Noni wrote:
That should be fun!


Wow!! Yeah!!! Some photos tomorrow.

cheesy
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 14th, 2013, 03:32am

What a great band 10cc were. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Jul 14th, 2013, 05:07am

on Jul 13th, 2013, 4:43pm, slowdancer wrote:
Wow!! Yeah!!! Some photos tomorrow.

cheesy


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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jul 14th, 2013, 09:28am

Wow it looks so clean! Great shots.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Jul 14th, 2013, 1:38pm

on Jul 14th, 2013, 09:28am, Lily wrote:
Wow it looks so clean! Great shots.


Probably cos the Brits don't go on holiday there.

Great photos smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by HENRY on Jul 14th, 2013, 2:23pm

on Jul 14th, 2013, 05:07am, slowdancer wrote:
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Wow, you and your wife must be really tall.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Jul 14th, 2013, 2:24pm

Six feet under....

tongue
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 15th, 2013, 06:46am

I've got 186 PM's! shocked Time for some pruning. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jul 15th, 2013, 08:37am

Coincidentally, Newton Faulkner's Studio Zoo live web stream has ended only one day after mentioning it in the "What gets on my tits" thread.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 15th, 2013, 2:03pm

on Jul 15th, 2013, 06:46am, Down And Out wrote:
I've got 186 PM's! shocked Time for some pruning. smiley

Now reduced to 18 in my inbox and 14 in my outbox. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jul 15th, 2013, 2:23pm

Everything in my iTunes Library has been wiped again, thanks to a software update. rolleyes

Normally I would post this message in the WGOMT thread but to be honest, I'm no longer annoyed by it. I've concluded that it's impossible to keep an iTunes library intact. At some point an update will come along that you can't skip, and though most of them do nothing to your collection, there will always be the odd one that forces the library to reset itself. This really is it. I'm not going to bother restoring it this time.

I'm just going to make my weekly album list, put the selected albums in the library, sync them to my iPod, and that'll be it. Easy peasy.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jul 15th, 2013, 4:27pm

Whenever I have a night where I have a lot of tasks to complete (like tonight) I try and think of any other outstanding tasks as well that I've been putting off, just so I complete them as well.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 16th, 2013, 04:28am

I have a strange feeling of deja-vu...










I have a strange feeling of deja-vu...

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jul 16th, 2013, 10:37am

My 21st birthday is coming up. 6 days to go. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 16th, 2013, 2:14pm

on Jul 16th, 2013, 10:37am, NoSonofVine wrote:
My 21st birthday is coming up. 6 days to go. smiley

Hope you're planning a big celebration. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jul 16th, 2013, 2:54pm

on Jul 16th, 2013, 2:14pm, Down And Out wrote:
Hope you're planning a big celebration. smiley


We're going to the "Harry Potter Experience" in North London, to look at some of the sets where the eight movies were filmed. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 17th, 2013, 02:56am

VirginMedia are going to give me £25 off my next bill as compensation for the recent broadband outage/disruption. Whilst that is financially about right, it doesn't take full account of the grief it caused, i.e. phone call after phone call, having to wait in for hours for engineers to call, etc. undecided

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jul 17th, 2013, 04:09am

According to Worldometers, there are over 460,000,000,000 e-mails sent each day, with at least 3,000,000 sent every second.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Jul 17th, 2013, 4:33pm

on Jul 16th, 2013, 10:37am, NoSonofVine wrote:
My 21st birthday is coming up. 6 days to go. smiley


Blimey, is it a year and a half since you were 19 and a half! Tempus fugit!

Hope you have a great birthday, Thomas! You share it with the Welsh Wonder, Squonknikki!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 18th, 2013, 04:42am

My CD copy of PC's No Jacket Required arrived in today's post.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Jul 18th, 2013, 05:26am

We've found a witch.May we burn her?
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by John Wilkinson on Jul 18th, 2013, 05:27am

Briefly....I was in China Crisis ...... rolleyes

Best wishes

John
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Jul 18th, 2013, 05:28am

on Jul 18th, 2013, 05:27am, John Wilkinson wrote:
Briefly....I was in China Crisis ...... rolleyes

Best wishes

John


They're touring at the moment smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 18th, 2013, 05:35am

on Jul 18th, 2013, 05:27am, John Wilkinson wrote:
Briefly....I was in China Crisis ...... rolleyes

Best wishes

John

King In A Catholic Style - that was one of theirs, wasn't it?

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by John Wilkinson on Jul 18th, 2013, 05:50am

They are always touring matey and ues King In A Catholic Style was....Along with the amazing.......

Christian

Can you tell me the link between them and Steve Hackett? ....There is one you know..... rolleyes

best wishes

John
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jul 18th, 2013, 06:20am

I said Simon Collins voice was off on a live Sound of Contact video posted on Facebook. One person agreed with me, others said it was the youtube video. undecided
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Jul 18th, 2013, 07:42am

on Jul 18th, 2013, 05:50am, John Wilkinson wrote:
They are always touring matey and ues King In A Catholic Style was....Along with the amazing.......

Christian

Can you tell me the link between them and Steve Hackett? ....There is one you know..... rolleyes

best wishes

John


Nick Magnus.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Jul 18th, 2013, 07:48am

on Jul 18th, 2013, 05:26am, supernatural wrote:
We've found a witch.May we burn her?


Are they considered Human? If so, no, it would be an infringement of her Human Rights!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by John Wilkinson on Jul 18th, 2013, 09:25am

on Jul 18th, 2013, 07:42am, foxfeeder wrote:
Nick Magnus.


Guess again wink

Best wishes

John
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Jul 18th, 2013, 12:50pm

The fight's begun, they've been released
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Jul 18th, 2013, 12:52pm

on Jul 18th, 2013, 05:50am, John Wilkinson wrote:
They are always touring matey and ues King In A Catholic Style was....Along with the amazing.......

Christian

Can you tell me the link between them and Steve Hackett? ....There is one you know..... rolleyes

best wishes

John


You were briefly in China Crisis and Mama play Genesis songs rolleyes grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Jul 18th, 2013, 1:15pm

on Jul 18th, 2013, 09:25am, John Wilkinson wrote:
Guess again wink

Best wishes

John


So there's another link between them?

http://www.magnus-music.com/discography.htm
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 19th, 2013, 12:30am

Having been 20p for a few months, my TV listings magazine has now gone up to 38p! shocked grin

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by John Wilkinson on Jul 19th, 2013, 03:47am

on Jul 18th, 2013, 1:15pm, foxfeeder wrote:
So there's another link between them?

http://www.magnus-music.com/discography.htm


Ian....Apologies sir I stand corrected embarassed

Gary O' Toole played drums with them back in the day which was the link I was thinking of.

Sorry again

Best wishes

John
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Jul 19th, 2013, 07:16am

on Jul 19th, 2013, 03:47am, John Wilkinson wrote:
Ian....Apologies sir I stand corrected embarassed

Gary O' Toole played drums with them back in the day which was the link I was thinking of.

Sorry again

Best wishes

John


No problem, we both learned something today, for I didn't know about Gary O'Toole! smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by John Wilkinson on Jul 19th, 2013, 07:24am

Thanks matey.

Gary did post some footage of him playing with China Crisis back in the day on his Facebook page.

Best wishes

John
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Jul 19th, 2013, 11:49am

Is it hot or is it just me? undecided
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jul 19th, 2013, 12:44pm

on Jul 19th, 2013, 11:49am, supernatural wrote:
Is it hot or is it just me? undecided


No idea, you would have to post a picture. grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 19th, 2013, 1:44pm

on Jul 19th, 2013, 11:49am, supernatural wrote:
Is it hot or is it just me? undecided

on Jul 19th, 2013, 12:44pm, Lily wrote:
No idea, you would have to post a picture. grin

Does anybody else remember a website called www.hotornot.com or something similar? People posted their picture and then others voted "hot" or "not"! grin

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Jul 19th, 2013, 2:14pm

on Jul 19th, 2013, 12:44pm, Lily wrote:
No idea, you would have to post a picture. grin


Thanks Lily but I wouldn't want to frighten the children laugh
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jul 19th, 2013, 3:30pm

on Jul 19th, 2013, 1:44pm, Down And Out wrote:
Does anybody else remember a website called www.hotornot.com or something similar? People posted their picture and then others voted "hot" or "not"! grin


oh brother really?

I bet many a teenager was traumatized and damaged n that site!

A few years ago, my girlfriends 14 year old daughter was judged at school by the boys as a 4, poor kid cried for days.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 20th, 2013, 02:02am

Since I'm going to see the tribute band Who's Who tonight, I thought I'd post a video of my favourite song by The Who:



Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Jul 20th, 2013, 12:39pm

I'm a little tipsy but may not be when somebdy adds a post to this thread smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 21st, 2013, 03:44am

Only 48 posts to go until Dust's post count reaches a rather neat 5555.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Jul 21st, 2013, 1:43pm

Ooooooooooh...what a lucky man..........he was
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 22nd, 2013, 01:05am

There's going to be new legislation in the UK blocking internet porn by default and users will have to "opt in" if they wish to see adult material.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by boredatwork on Jul 22nd, 2013, 10:57am

on Jul 22nd, 2013, 01:05am, Down And Out wrote:
There's going to be new legislation in the UK blocking internet porn by default and users will have to "opt in" if they wish to see adult material.

Serious advice here – opt in. Not to watch porn but because if you don’t opt in, you’ll find yourself unable to access legit non-porn sites that are hosted on the same servers, not to mention the sites that will be mistakenly classified as porn.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 22nd, 2013, 11:57am

on Jul 22nd, 2013, 01:05am, Down And Out wrote:
There's going to be new legislation in the UK blocking internet porn by default and users will have to "opt in" if they wish to see adult material.

on Jul 22nd, 2013, 10:57am, boredatwork wrote:
Serious advice here – opt in. Not to watch porn but because if you don’t opt in, you’ll find yourself unable to access legit non-porn sites that are hosted on the same servers, not to mention the sites that will be mistakenly classified as porn.

Agreed. Some mobile phone networks have been blocking "adult material" by default for a while. One that was blocked for me was this forum, presumably because conforums.com hosts some more risque discussions.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by boredatwork on Jul 22nd, 2013, 12:31pm

on Jul 22nd, 2013, 01:05am, Down And Out wrote:
There's going to be new legislation in the UK blocking internet porn by default and users will have to "opt in" if they wish to see adult material.


on Jul 22nd, 2013, 11:57am, Down And Out wrote:
Some mobile phone networks have been blocking "adult material" by default for a while. One that was blocked for me was this forum, presumably because conforums.com hosts some more risque discussions.

This is an alarming development, quite apart from the fact that every IT project any British government gets involved in is an expensive disaster. They start by blocking kiddie porn which everyone abhors - but once the filters are there, how long before they’re used to edit out anything the government deems undesirable? And how long before any job application form for the public services asks you whether you’ve “opted out”, & rejects applicants that have?
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 23rd, 2013, 02:51am

No television news for me for at least a week. It will be at least that long until the real news is anything more than a 5 minute afterthought at the end of bulletins. rolleyes

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Jul 23rd, 2013, 07:39am

Big Brother is watching you tongue
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Jul 23rd, 2013, 12:21pm

on Jul 22nd, 2013, 12:31pm, boredatwork wrote:
This is an alarming development, quite apart from the fact that every IT project any British government gets involved in is an expensive disaster. They start by blocking kiddie porn which everyone abhors - but once the filters are there, how long before they’re used to edit out anything the government deems undesirable? And how long before any job application form for the public services asks you whether you’ve “opted out”, & rejects applicants that have?


Just lie to them. If they say you have, you can sue them under the Data protection act! wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jul 23rd, 2013, 1:16pm

You have saved our lives. We are eternally grateful.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Jul 24th, 2013, 04:40am

Sometimes there just aren't enough rocks.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 24th, 2013, 05:55am

No newspapers for me until real news returns to the front pages.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Jul 24th, 2013, 10:04am

on Jul 24th, 2013, 05:55am, Down And Out wrote:
No newspapers for me until real news returns to the front pages.


Give it a week or two, (till the stories grow hazy, and the legends come true!) grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Jul 24th, 2013, 10:16am

If the weather is as hot as at the moment, it makes more sense, drinking warm drinks (tea) instead of cold drinks (Coke on the rocks). Any arab will confirm.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 25th, 2013, 03:28am

Another day, another dollar.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on Jul 25th, 2013, 09:31am

Live and let live.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ericm on Jul 25th, 2013, 09:39am

Tempus Fugit
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on Jul 25th, 2013, 09:43am

on Jul 25th, 2013, 09:39am, ericm wrote:
Tempus Fugit


Carpe diem!!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Jul 25th, 2013, 10:37am

on Jul 25th, 2013, 09:43am, Paloma wrote:
Carpe diem!!


Memento mori.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ChocolateSurprise on Jul 25th, 2013, 2:14pm

It's been a productive day! smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Jul 25th, 2013, 4:10pm

What's up with men who use their wives' e-mail addresses? I got a message to contact Stanley at shoregirl4@soandso.com. Come on, Stanley! Man up and get your own e-mail address! smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Jul 25th, 2013, 9:11pm

My person was saying earlier how Alex Lifeson was in the bar at his golf cub, I asked if he spoke to him, he said they said hi but he didn't really remember. I would be so star struck I ever met Alex Lifeson. Wonder if I should take up golf. undecided. I really don't fancy it.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 26th, 2013, 12:34pm

One year since the London Olympics. shocked

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Jul 26th, 2013, 2:06pm

on Jul 25th, 2013, 2:14pm, ChocolateSurprise wrote:
It's been a productive day! smiley


Same here. Painted my living room today smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jul 26th, 2013, 2:29pm

Currently deciding how to spend the iTunes Store card that I received from my half-sister Becky (and her boyfriend). I have £28 to spend (£25 from the card and £3 leftover from the previous card). I actually really enjoy making decisions on what albums to purchase before I purchase them. There's a sense of satisfaction when finding out how to the best deal.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ChocolateSurprise on Jul 26th, 2013, 2:30pm

I'm a wally sometimes! rolleyes
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Jul 26th, 2013, 3:01pm

on Jul 25th, 2013, 2:14pm, ChocolateSurprise wrote:
It's been a productive day! smiley



on Jul 26th, 2013, 2:06pm, supernatural wrote:
Same here. Painted my living room today smiley


I changed my toilet last week and will attempt my kitchen tap tonight!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 27th, 2013, 02:56am

For some reason I'm feeling totally knackered. undecided

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Jul 27th, 2013, 06:58am

Ying tong tiddle aye po! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 27th, 2013, 07:51am

on Jul 27th, 2013, 06:58am, supernatural wrote:
Ying tong tiddle aye po! grin

Hey, I used that one a while back! grin wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Jul 27th, 2013, 09:10am

Harrison Ford appeared at Comic-Con 2013 and someone in the crowd asked him, "What would Han Solo and Indiana Jones say to each other if they met?" Ford said, "Hi, how are you?" smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Hackenbacker on Jul 28th, 2013, 01:14am

I LOVE TACOS WITH YOU. QWERTYUIOPASDFGHJKLZXCVBNM IS HOW I FEEL ABOUT YOU.
Squids man, squids...


-Because #YOLOSWAG420

(A virtual letter my brother sent out on his video game)
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by HENRY on Jul 28th, 2013, 01:39am

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Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 28th, 2013, 02:53am

It's almost August. shocked

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Jul 28th, 2013, 03:44am

on Jul 27th, 2013, 07:51am, Down And Out wrote:
Hey, I used that one a while back! grin wink


It was so good,I thought I'd repeat it grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by genesis1964 on Jul 28th, 2013, 04:56am

Our bin is full and needs emptying
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Hackenbacker on Jul 28th, 2013, 11:09am

www.youtube.com/watch?=qRC4Vk6kisY
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Jul 28th, 2013, 12:53pm

on Jul 28th, 2013, 11:09am, Hackenbacker wrote:
www.youtube.com/watch?=qRC4Vk6kisY


Broken link? I hope so, given the first video to appear on the list.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 29th, 2013, 01:27am

Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?


Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Jul 29th, 2013, 10:52am

Thirteen thirsty thrushes thrust through a thick thicket.
Through a thick thicket, thirteen thirsty thrushes thrust.
And though these thrushes thrust through the thick thicket,
they lost no feathers.


That is how we were trained to pronounce the th properly at school. Spitting prohibited.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 29th, 2013, 3:54pm

on Jul 29th, 2013, 01:27am, Down And Out wrote:
Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers.
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked.
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where's the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?


on Jul 29th, 2013, 10:52am, slowdancer wrote:
Thirteen thirsty thrushes thrust through a thick thicket.
Through a thick thicket, thirteen thirsty thrushes thrust.
And though these thrushes thrust through the thick thicket,
they lost no feathers.


In English we call these sort of things "tongue twisters". I'm guessing that the German word/phrase is more interesting. wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Jul 29th, 2013, 10:14pm

on Jul 29th, 2013, 3:54pm, Down And Out wrote:
In English we call these sort of things "tongue twisters". I'm guessing that the German word/phrase is more interesting. wink


The German expression is quite similar. Zungenbrecher which means tongue - breakers.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on Jul 30th, 2013, 03:17am

on Jul 29th, 2013, 10:14pm, slowdancer wrote:
The German expression is quite similar. Zungenbrecher which means tongue - breakers.


We say trabalenguas in Spanish ( tangle up tongues - not sure if tangle up is the right translation in English ).
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 30th, 2013, 05:07am

What a great track Love To Love by UFO is. cool

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Jul 30th, 2013, 07:53am

on Jul 30th, 2013, 05:07am, Down And Out wrote:
What a great track Love To Love by UFO is. cool


Is that a cover of the Tina Charles song? tongue
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Jul 30th, 2013, 09:18am

Time for a haircut.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Susan13 on Jul 30th, 2013, 10:00am

Robin Thicke's new video has naked women, barnyard animals, and "Robin Thicke has a big _" written all over the wall. I don't know why youtube banned it? I think he looks like a goof.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 30th, 2013, 10:36am

on Jul 30th, 2013, 05:07am, Down And Out wrote:
What a great track Love To Love by UFO is. cool

on Jul 30th, 2013, 07:53am, supernatural wrote:
Is that a cover of the Tina Charles song? tongue

Strangely enough, no. grin wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Jul 30th, 2013, 11:49am

on Jul 30th, 2013, 05:07am, Down And Out wrote:
What a great track Love To Love by UFO is. cool


Indeed. smiley UFO is a good example of band whose music falls directly in between the tiers of "Hard Rock" and "Heavy Metal" music. Another is Def Leppard, a band which I'm considering getting studios albums from in the future, as I really enjoy their best of album. smiley As for UFO, I could possibly explore them, but not for a very long while though, as I still have other artists in the pipeline that sound more fascinating, like 10cc, Supertramp and Mike Oldfield, which I will begin exploring in 2014.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 30th, 2013, 12:02pm

on Jul 30th, 2013, 11:49am, NoSonofVine wrote:
As for UFO, I could possibly explore them, but not for a very long while though, as I still have other artists in the pipeline that sound more fascinating, like 10cc, Supertramp and Mike Oldfield, which I will begin exploring in 2014.

10cc, Supertramp and Mike Oldfield are 3 excellent choices IMHO. cool I would start with:

10cc - Sheet Music
Supertramp - Even In The Quietest Moments
Mike Oldfield - Ommadawn

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Jul 30th, 2013, 12:13pm

on Jul 30th, 2013, 05:07am, Down And Out wrote:
What a great track Love To Love by UFO is. cool


Particularly the live version off Strangers in the Night! Fantastic!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ChocolateSurprise on Jul 30th, 2013, 12:26pm

Liverpool looms...... cheesy
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 30th, 2013, 3:15pm

on Jul 30th, 2013, 12:26pm, ChocolateSurprise wrote:
Liverpool looms...... cheesy

For Luis Suarez you mean? wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Jul 31st, 2013, 07:36am

I'm Brian
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Jul 31st, 2013, 08:54am

on Jul 31st, 2013, 07:36am, supernatural wrote:
I'm Brian

You're not the Messiah. You're just a very naughty boy! grin wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Jul 31st, 2013, 3:24pm

The spell checker on my Google Chrome seems to be set to American English, and I can't work out how to change that.

I don't mind, but it's worrying when I get a red line under the word "favourite"! tongue
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Aug 1st, 2013, 02:29am

I will never claim to have that healthy a diet, but I have recently made a couple of changes:

1. I'm trying to eat at least two pieces of fresh fruit every day.
2. I'm drinking little or no alcohol from Sundays through to Wednesdays.

I suppose you could call it a mid-summer's resolution. grin wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Aug 1st, 2013, 03:53am

on Aug 1st, 2013, 02:29am, Down And Out wrote:
I suppose you could call it a mid-suumer's resolution. grin wink


cheesy
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Aug 1st, 2013, 03:58am

on Aug 1st, 2013, 03:53am, NoSonofVine wrote:
cheesy

Bl**dy typos! angry embarassed Now corrected.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Aug 2nd, 2013, 08:04am

on Aug 1st, 2013, 02:29am, Down And Out wrote:
I will never claim to have that healthy a diet, but I have recently made a couple of changes:

1. I'm trying to eat at least two pieces of fresh fruit every day.
2. I'm drinking little or no alcohol from Sundays through to Wednesdays.

I suppose you could call it a mid-summer's resolution. grin wink


You won't live longer, it'll just seem like it! wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Aug 2nd, 2013, 09:06am

Apparently "The Sun" newspaper is to start charging for access to its online version. shocked Who the hell would pay for that c**p? grin

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Aug 2nd, 2013, 4:45pm

I adore the Radiohead track Treefingers. It's perfect for a relaxation music playlist.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Aug 2nd, 2013, 7:10pm

on Aug 2nd, 2013, 09:06am, Down And Out wrote:
Apparently "The Sun" newspaper is to start charging for access to its online version. shocked Who the hell would pay for that c**p? grin


I agree!!! smiley

Unless you like gossip!!!!!!!

wink grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Aug 3rd, 2013, 12:29am

Smoke on the water and fire in the sky...

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Aug 3rd, 2013, 03:20am

on Aug 3rd, 2013, 12:29am, Down And Out wrote:
Smoke on the water and fire in the sky...



... on the Lake Geneva shoreline many years ago.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Snowbound on Aug 3rd, 2013, 09:18am

Okay, I'm really curious now... was it the Dusseldorf (insert umlaut where necessary) concert that attracted 290 people to the forum on June 26 2007 or something else?
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Aug 3rd, 2013, 2:43pm

Going to dinner with my son, then coming home to watch some Sopranos, read Game of Thrones, listen to some tunes, go for a little walk with the dog.... Life is good. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Aug 3rd, 2013, 3:25pm

I'm teaching myself Japanese! smiley

Konnichi-wa! Hajamimashite. Watashi-wa Thomas desu.

(Hello! Nice to meet you. I am Thomas.)

It's a very difficult language, but fun to learn. grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Aug 4th, 2013, 05:03am

Sometimes it's best to just keep schtum.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Aug 4th, 2013, 2:01pm

on Aug 4th, 2013, 05:03am, Down And Out wrote:
Sometimes it's best to just keep schtum.


I tried keeping schtum once but they kept chewing my furniture so I had to sell them grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Aug 4th, 2013, 2:12pm

on Aug 3rd, 2013, 3:25pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
I'm teaching myself Japanese! smiley

Konnichi-wa! Hajamimashite. Watashi-wa Thomas desu.

(Hello! Nice to meet you. I am Thomas.)

It's a very difficult language, but fun to learn. grin


Hajamimashite. I like this word! grin would have a hard time pronouncing this word correctly! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Aug 4th, 2013, 3:34pm

on Aug 4th, 2013, 2:12pm, Noni wrote:
Hajamimashite. I like this word! grin would have a hard time pronouncing this word correctly! grin


It's pronounced Hah-Jah-Me-Mah-Shi-Té. grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Aug 4th, 2013, 5:20pm

on Aug 4th, 2013, 3:34pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
It's pronounced Hah-Jah-Me-Mah-Shi-Té. grin


Glad you cleared this up for me! grin

Would be very embarrassing for me! laugh
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Aug 5th, 2013, 03:00am

User Image

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Aug 6th, 2013, 02:41am

I see that scientists have created a synthetic "burger" from the stem cells of a dead cow. It sounds disgusting to me. undecided

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Aug 6th, 2013, 09:30am

Every year Princeton University produces a list of the "Top Party Schools" in the country.

My kids attend #5 and #9. undecided
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Aug 6th, 2013, 10:36am

on Aug 6th, 2013, 09:30am, Dust wrote:
Every year Princeton University produces a list of the "Top Party Schools" in the country.

My kids attend #5 and #9. undecided

Does that make them party animals? wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Aug 6th, 2013, 10:58am

on Aug 6th, 2013, 10:36am, Down And Out wrote:
Does that make them party animals? wink

Since my daughter is spending the Fall Semester in London, her college should drop several spots in the rankings.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by ChocolateSurprise on Aug 6th, 2013, 11:17am

I've just had a chocolate chunk cookie! Yum! cheesy
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Aug 7th, 2013, 12:27am

Lunch is for wimps.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Aug 7th, 2013, 08:01am

Wibble
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Noni on Aug 7th, 2013, 10:16am

on Aug 6th, 2013, 11:17am, ChocolateSurprise wrote:
I've just had a chocolate chunk cookie! Yum! cheesy


I thought you hated Chocolate! grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Aug 7th, 2013, 10:43am

I never liked Frank Sinatra. Sure, he had a smooth, pleasant voice, but I didn't think it was anything special, and I kinda labeled Sinatra "the most over-rated human being ever." wink Also, he was one of my Dad's favorites when I was a kid in the '60s.

But the other day I happened to hear Sinatra's "A Very Good Year," and it almost made me cry. Beautiful song, very nicely done. Maybe I'll get me one of his records. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Aug 7th, 2013, 10:49am

on Aug 7th, 2013, 10:43am, Dust wrote:
I never liked Frank Sinatra. Sure, he had a smooth, pleasant voice, but I didn't think it was anything special, and I kinda labeled Sinatra "the most over-rated human being ever." wink Also, he was one of my Dad's favorites when I was a kid in the '60s.

But the other day I happened to hear Sinatra's "A Very Good Year," and it almost made me cry. Beautiful song, very nicely done. Maybe I'll get me one of his records. smiley


You definitely should. I once watched a program at my local theatre of a German artist, who is covering Sinatra. He told the story of his life and accompanied the story with Sinatra`s songs. It was mind blowing. You don`t need to be a friend of Sinatra himself, but his voice is unearthy. The German artist came quite close....
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Aug 7th, 2013, 3:07pm

I'm going to start listening to studio albums by Phil Collins. However, we only own two Phil Collins albums - ...But Seriously and Both Sides (plus his Serious Hits live album, which I listened to just for fun a few months ago) and they both sound a tad dodgy. But who knows? I might come away surprised.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Aug 8th, 2013, 02:40am

I need to top up my Oyster card.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Aug 8th, 2013, 07:27am

5555
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Aug 8th, 2013, 08:01am

on Aug 8th, 2013, 07:27am, Dust wrote:
5555

Not quite...

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Hackenbacker on Aug 8th, 2013, 11:50am

I don't like live fish, they creep me out. I don't like fish touching me, or going to aquariums, or watching fish. They are to weird for me.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Aug 8th, 2013, 1:29pm

on Aug 8th, 2013, 11:50am, Hackenbacker wrote:
I don't like live fish, they creep me out. I don't like fish touching me, or going to aquariums, or watching fish. They are to weird for me.


Did you appear on Roger Waters' Radio K.A.O.S. album? grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Aug 8th, 2013, 4:19pm

on Aug 8th, 2013, 11:50am, Hackenbacker wrote:
I don't like live fish, they creep me out. I don't like fish touching me, or going to aquariums, or watching fish. They are to weird for me.

on Aug 8th, 2013, 1:29pm, supernatural wrote:
Did you appear on Roger Waters' Radio K.A.O.S. album? grin

laugh

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Aug 9th, 2013, 08:25am

Time to smash those Aussies in the cricket again! cool

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Aug 9th, 2013, 4:44pm

Even though I think the Harry Potter franchise is one of the greatest things every created since the dawn of man, I'm going to be completely honest in saying this - I do not like the titular character. That's right, folks. Even though he's the star of the series, the main character, Harry James Potter, really gets on my nerves at times.

What I dislike about Harry is his constant disregard for common sense, doing incredibly stupid things throughout the series and yet never learning from his mistakes. Even in the sixth book he almost murders one of the other characters with a very violent spell because of his stupidity, even after being warned by Hermione that to use a spell without knowing what it does is extremely foolish and dangerous. And yet we're always expected to sympathise with him, as if he never deserves what he gets. rolleyes

He's a lot better in the films though. He's represented as a better, more rational and more likeable character in them. In the books though, he can be a real pain and because of this he's far from one of my favourite characters. My favourite character in the series would have to be either Dumbledore, Hagrid or Professor McGonagall, because they have the most interesting personalities. Also, their actors in the films get their characters down perfectly, especially the magnificent Dame Maggie Smith. smiley
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by HENRY on Aug 9th, 2013, 4:49pm

on Aug 9th, 2013, 4:44pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
Even though I think the Harry Potter franchise is one of the greatest things every created since the dawn of man, I'm going to be completely honest in saying this - I do not like the titular character. That's right, folks. Even though he's the star of the series, the main character, Harry James Potter, really gets on my nerves at times.

What I dislike about Harry is his constant disregard for common sense, doing incredibly stupid things throughout the series and yet never learning from his mistakes. Even in the sixth book he almost murders one of the other characters with a very violent spell because of his stupidity, even after being warned by Hermione that to use a spell without knowing what it does is extremely foolish and dangerous. And yet we're always expected to sympathise with him, as if he never deserves what he gets. rolleyes

He's a lot better in the films though. He's represented as a better, more rational and more likeable character in them. In the books though, he can be a real pain and because of this he's far from one of my favourite characters. My favourite character in the series would have to be either Dumbledore, Hagrid or Professor McGonagall, because they have the most interesting personalities. Also, their actors in the films get their characters down perfectly, especially the magnificent Dame Maggie Smith. smiley


I disagree. wink
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Aug 10th, 2013, 04:06am

Harry who? grin wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Aug 10th, 2013, 05:27am

on Aug 9th, 2013, 4:44pm, NoSonofVine wrote:
Even though I think the Harry Potter franchise is one of the greatest things every created since the dawn of man, I'm going to be completely honest in saying this - I do not like the titular character. That's right, folks. Even though he's the star of the series, the main character, Harry James Potter, really gets on my nerves at times.

What I dislike about Harry is his constant disregard for common sense, doing incredibly stupid things throughout the series and yet never learning from his mistakes. Even in the sixth book he almost murders one of the other characters with a very violent spell because of his stupidity, even after being warned by Hermione that to use a spell without knowing what it does is extremely foolish and dangerous. And yet we're always expected to sympathise with him, as if he never deserves what he gets. rolleyes

He's a lot better in the films though. He's represented as a better, more rational and more likeable character in them. In the books though, he can be a real pain and because of this he's far from one of my favourite characters. My favourite character in the series would have to be either Dumbledore, Hagrid or Professor McGonagall, because they have the most interesting personalities. Also, their actors in the films get their characters down perfectly, especially the magnificent Dame Maggie Smith. smiley


"And yet we're always expected to sympathise with him, as if he never deserves what he gets."

One can sympathise with Harry and yet still recognise that Harry does deserve what he gets, in the situations to which you refer.

Yes Harry can be infuriating, but people - teenagers especially I would think - are infuriating from time to time! wink And with the Sectumsempra spell - who would have thought that a student who was filling a potions book with tips to make the potions-brewing more efficient (as well as relatively harmless spells like Muffliato and Levicorpus) would also include a spell that could potentially kill the person it's aimed at? Also bear in mind that Draco was going to cast the Cruciatus curse on Harry at the time.

PS I disagree with your assessment that Dumbledore is played perfectly in the films. Richard Harris was very good indeed, but IMO Michael Gambon completely missed the charm of the character. sad
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Aug 10th, 2013, 06:07am

I've only seen the first "Potter" film and it seemed to me that they were making the story up as they went along so I've not bothered with the rest
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Aug 11th, 2013, 06:14am

The winner takes it all.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by foxfeeder on Aug 11th, 2013, 1:23pm

on Aug 10th, 2013, 05:27am, Merryman72 wrote:
"And yet we're always expected to sympathise with him, as if he never deserves what he gets."

One can sympathise with Harry and yet still recognise that Harry does deserve what he gets, in the situations to which you refer.

Yes Harry can be infuriating, but people - teenagers especially I would think - are infuriating from time to time! wink And with the Sectumsempra spell - who would have thought that a student who was filling a potions book with tips to make the potions-brewing more efficient (as well as relatively harmless spells like Muffliato and Levicorpus) would also include a spell that could potentially kill the person it's aimed at? Also bear in mind that Draco was going to cast the Cruciatus curse on Harry at the time.

PS I disagree with your assessment that Dumbledore is played perfectly in the films. Richard Harris was very good indeed, but IMO Michael Gambon completely missed the charm of the character. sad


Bizarrely, my daughter thinks the exact opposite about Dumbledore.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Aug 12th, 2013, 05:43am

It's so quiet.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Aug 12th, 2013, 3:02pm

on Aug 12th, 2013, 05:43am, Down And Out wrote:
It's so quiet.

And here's the first post in any thread in TFOLR for 4 and a half hours - absolutely astonishing! shocked shocked shocked

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Dust on Aug 13th, 2013, 09:01am

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I'm sure the music is great, but this is one of the lamest album covers I've ever seen. It's a dove with an olive branch in its beak, and it's dropping bombs. Get it?

Yeah, I get it. So does every nine-year-old on the planet.

Irony is best left to professionals. grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Lily on Aug 13th, 2013, 09:28am

JK Rowling is somebody I think I would like very much.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Aug 14th, 2013, 02:50am

Apparently there's a new Coldplay single due which is going to be on a film soundtrack.

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Aug 14th, 2013, 08:06am

Aaaand...relax....
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Aug 14th, 2013, 12:47pm

Talking about listening to Pink Floyd in the car, over at Dust's Pink Floyd thread, has reminded me of another album that used to be played in the car sometimes, a bit earlier on in my memory (maybe when I was about 5 or 6 years old). I really enjoyed it but I only ever knew it as the "fireworks" album, possibly because the opening reminded me of fireworks. I think I got mixed up with what the cover of the cassette tape looked like, and I ended up not being able to tell Dad what I wanted to listen to when I wanted to hear "the fireworks music". The album faded into obscurity in the house.

I now think that the album I loved so much was Yessongs by Yes. I can't be sure, but when I recorded the vinyl onto our computer around a decade later (for we do indeed have the album on both cassette and vinyl), it seemed distantly familiar, particularly that "Firebird Suite" opening. It is indeed a cracking album, and one of Yes' very best. (I happen to believe that a great deal of the music is played far better than the studio versions, and it seems pointless to ever listen to The Yes Album, Fragile or Close to the Edge.)
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by HENRY on Aug 15th, 2013, 12:04am

*Sigh*

I wish I were this funny....

http://www.businessinsider.com/steve-martin-listed-his-st-barth-villa-2013-6?op=1
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Aug 15th, 2013, 03:55am

on Aug 14th, 2013, 12:47pm, Merryman72 wrote:
Talking about listening to Pink Floyd in the car, over at Dust's Pink Floyd thread, has reminded me of another album that used to be played in the car sometimes, a bit earlier on in my memory (maybe when I was about 5 or 6 years old). I really enjoyed it but I only ever knew it as the "fireworks" album, possibly because the opening reminded me of fireworks. I think I got mixed up with what the cover of the cassette tape looked like, and I ended up not being able to tell Dad what I wanted to listen to when I wanted to hear "the fireworks music". The album faded into obscurity in the house.

I now think that the album I loved so much was Yessongs by Yes. I can't be sure, but when I recorded the vinyl onto our computer around a decade later (for we do indeed have the album on both cassette and vinyl), it seemed distantly familiar, particularly that "Firebird Suite" opening. It is indeed a cracking album, and one of Yes' very best. (I happen to believe that a great deal of the music is played far better than the studio versions, and it seems pointless to ever listen to The Yes Album, Fragile or Close to the Edge.)

You say "one of Yes' very best" - have you got that apostrophe use correct Mr. Apostrophe Man? I know that for ownership by a plural noun, an apostrophe after the "s" is correct. But the word "Yes", both as the affirmative and a band name, is not a plural. I would write "one of Yes's very best". But I don't know for certain which one of us is correct. grin wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Merryman72 on Aug 15th, 2013, 04:39am

on Aug 15th, 2013, 03:55am, Down And Out wrote:
You say "one of Yes' very best" - have you got that apostrophe use correct Mr. Apostrophe Man? I know that for ownership by a plural noun, an apostrophe after the "s" is correct. But the word "Yes", both as the affirmative and a band name, is not a plural. I would write "one of Yes's very best". But I don't know for certain which one of us is correct. grin wink


laugh Do you know, I think I probably should have added an "s"! shocked
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Gabble Ratchet on Aug 15th, 2013, 06:19am

on Aug 15th, 2013, 04:39am, Merryman72 wrote:
laugh Do you know, I think I probably should have added an "s"! shocked


I thought that but didn't say anything!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by supernatural on Aug 15th, 2013, 07:00am

Listen,if I went round proclaiming myself to be King just because some moistened bint had lobbed a scimitar at me,they'd lock me away
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Aug 16th, 2013, 03:15am

It's nearly the weekend again. smiley

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Aug 16th, 2013, 1:14pm

Fly, you fools!
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Aug 17th, 2013, 02:54am

On BBC Breakfast they're talking about how to make the perfect cheese on toast. grin

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Aug 18th, 2013, 04:33am

I think that there's a really strong chance that on Saturday 17th August 2013, there were the fewest posts on a single day in the history of this forum. wink

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Aug 18th, 2013, 06:02am

on Aug 18th, 2013, 04:33am, Down And Out wrote:
I think that there's a really strong chance that on Saturday 17th August 2013, there were the fewest posts on a single day in the history of this forum. wink


And around 3 of these posts were from me.

Call me Hero Of The Forum.

grin
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Aug 19th, 2013, 03:02am

I wonder if Liverpool's want-away striker is a Led Zeppelin fan? If he is and he does go to Arsenal, he'll be "South Bound Suarez (Saurez)"! grin

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by NoSonOfVine on Aug 19th, 2013, 03:29am

Hello!

Had a lovely holiday break, including a few days at the Isle of Wight. Stayed at a very posh hotel there which was exquisite on every level except for the one - the food. The food served at the hotel restaurant was so rich and sickly that it was difficult to eat and one night I was actually poorly because of it. I felt horrible that night, but I was OK in the morning and we decided to seek out other restaurants for the evening. Had a nice time overall. Went to a couple of museums, a zoo, the coast for a walk, and visited some friends with have on the island.

Music-wise, I've been playing a mixture of my favourite albums as well as the ones I received for, and bought with the money I received on, my birthday. Everything's great and lives up to my expectations (particularly the stuff by E.L.O.) except for one album - The Who's A Quick One, which may be the most disappointing album I've ever listened to in my life. sad Played it twice in the car with Dad and I was left cold both times due to its, IMHO, dull and forgettable tracks (with the obvious exception of Boris The Spider). I will continue to listen to it though of course. smiley

The amazing thing is though, this was the album that came out before The Who Sell Out - an album overflowing with beauty, creativity and fun, especially the marvellous 23-track special edition. The jump in quality from AQO to TWSO is absolutely immense! laugh
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Aug 20th, 2013, 03:56am

Doh a deer, a female deer...

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on Aug 20th, 2013, 04:17am

Sometimes I find this forum surrealistic. rolleyes
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Down And Out on Aug 20th, 2013, 04:19am

on Aug 20th, 2013, 04:17am, Paloma wrote:
Sometimes I find this forum surrealistic. rolleyes

I don't think that the word "surrealistic" exists - maybe just "surreal"?

Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by slowdancer on Aug 20th, 2013, 04:21am

on Aug 20th, 2013, 04:19am, Down And Out wrote:
I don't think that the word "surrealistic" exists - maybe just "surreal"?


There is an album by The Jefferson Airplane called Surrealistic Pillow.
Re: The thread of complete randomness
Post by Paloma on Aug 20th, 2013, 04:23am

on Aug 20th, 2013, 04:19am, D