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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby yomptepi » 25 Dec 2017, 09:35

Neil Jung wrote:The film High Rise starring Tom Hiddleston is dreadful. Avoid.


We watched that last night. Gave up half way through. Just dreadful.
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Postby Neil Jung » 25 Dec 2017, 13:28

yomptepi wrote:
Neil Jung wrote:The film High Rise starring Tom Hiddleston is dreadful. Avoid.


We watched that last night. Gave up half way through. Just dreadful.


Snap. Exactly. We then sat through The Great Gatsby, which the family liked but I thought was terrible.
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Postby Snarfyguy » 10 Jan 2018, 19:02

The origin of the word "claptrap."

[The foregoing] is, of course, claptrap, in the original sense of the word. As Jonathan Rose describes in The Literary Churchill, in old melodramatic plays the hero, back to the wall, would deliver “a brief but fervent oration, proclaiming what he is fighting for, and hurling defiance in the face of the villain. This performance naturally obliges the audience to applaud furiously: they are fairly trapped into clapping.” The audience obviously got hip to this trick pretty fast, and claptrap became just another word for bullshit.


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Postby Diamond Dog » 18 Jan 2018, 16:16

Whilst often being a bit of a knob, there is something about Liam Gallagher I find myself enjoying more and more.



It starts off a bit slow but after about two minutes it gets a bit more interesting and amusing.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 23 Jan 2018, 07:41

Diamond Dog wrote:Duodenal cancer is an incredibly rare form of cancer. One of my staff has just been diagnosed with it. He's 59, ex service, never smoked, barely drinks, fit as a fiddle.

I'm absolutely shattered.



He passed away last night. Tough bugger - took six months to finally succumb, twice what he was originally given.

This January can do one. Rapidly. :cry:
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Postby Snarfyguy » 30 Jan 2018, 21:14

^^^ Sorry to hear about that.

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Postby Minnie Cheddars » 01 Feb 2018, 03:52

Some things about aleatoric composition
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Postby Snarfyguy » 03 Feb 2018, 21:21

The song Listen to the Rhythm of the Falling Rain, by The Cascades, was written by Dan Fogelberg.

Now there's a guy I haven't thought about in decades.
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Postby Toby » 03 Feb 2018, 21:23

Rhubarb is native to Siberia.

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Postby Charlie O. » 03 Feb 2018, 22:32

Snarfyguy wrote:The song Listen to the Rhythm of the Falling Rain, by The Cascades, was written by Dan Fogelberg.

Now there's a guy I haven't thought about in decades.

You've been lied to. It was written by John Gummoe of The Cascades.
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Postby Snarfyguy » 03 Feb 2018, 22:53

Charlie O. wrote:
Snarfyguy wrote:The song Listen to the Rhythm of the Falling Rain, by The Cascades, was written by Dan Fogelberg.

Now there's a guy I haven't thought about in decades.

You've been lied to. It was written by John Gummoe of The Cascades.

Not only that, but its title isn't even "Listen to the Rhythm of the Falling Rain." :shock:

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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Diamond Dog » 04 Feb 2018, 17:19

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-42936613

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Postby yomptepi » 04 Feb 2018, 19:16

Diamond Dog wrote:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-42936613

I'm sure this will meet with unanimous approval.


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Postby Minnie Cheddars » 05 Feb 2018, 00:40

I really, really dislike miso.
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Postby PresMuffley » 05 Feb 2018, 11:23

The letters 'LA' above the idle adjuster screw on Stihl chainsaws is an abbreviation of the German: Leerlaufanschlag, which translates to idle stop.
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Postby the bile flowing » 08 Feb 2018, 09:21

Yesterday was International Clash Day.
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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Diamond Dog » 09 Feb 2018, 20:00

That the great film director Billy Wilder was actually born in Austria and escaped to the USA with the rise of the Nazis in 1933.
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Postby harvey k-tel » 09 Feb 2018, 20:07

Real name Wilhelm Wildnisgebiete.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 11 Feb 2018, 20:33

Not ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

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Earth is the only planet in the solar system that receives a total eclipse of the sun. This is due to a quirk unique to us - our moon is 400 times smaller than the sun in diameter, but is also exactly 400 times closer to the earth than the sun.... hence when they line up.... a total eclipse!
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Postby Six String » 13 Feb 2018, 18:02

The Genesis album Trespass was released in the UK on the Impulse label. Does anyone here have a copy?