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Re: Post something you've learnt today

Postby Rorschach » 27 Jul 2021, 13:50

Jimbly wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:The term "Gaslighting" comes from the 1944 George Cukor film "Gaslight" whose central plot is that of a husband trying to drive his wife insane in order to distract her from his criminal activities.


which was a remake of a British movie from 1940.


According to Wikipedia it comes from the original play on which both films were based. As the first time the expression appeared in print was 1969 I have no idea how anyone knows which of the sources directly inspired it.
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Postby Diamond Dog » 27 Jul 2021, 19:16

Jimbly wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:The term "Gaslighting" comes from the 1944 George Cukor film "Gaslight" whose central plot is that of a husband trying to drive his wife insane in order to distract her from his criminal activities.


which was a remake of a British movie from 1940.


It was. But the Americans took it from their version, I would imagine?
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Postby Diamond Dog » 27 Jul 2021, 19:17

Rorschach wrote:
Jimbly wrote:
Diamond Dog wrote:The term "Gaslighting" comes from the 1944 George Cukor film "Gaslight" whose central plot is that of a husband trying to drive his wife insane in order to distract her from his criminal activities.


which was a remake of a British movie from 1940.


According to Wikipedia it comes from the original play on which both films were based. As the first time the expression appeared in print was 1969 I have no idea how anyone knows which of the sources directly inspired it.


Indeed.
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Postby Minnie Cheddars » 27 Jul 2021, 23:47

The first deep cleaning at the dentists after three years of no visits is "character building."
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Postby Charlie O. » 02 Aug 2021, 08:22

Donald Drumpf's father's middle name was Christ.

Glad that he didn't pass THAT on to Little Donnie.
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Postby The Prof » 13 Aug 2021, 10:38

The voice at the beginning of Love Song by The Damned on Machine Gun Etiquette that says;

"Ladies & Gentlemen, ow do".

Is none other than Albert Tatlock from Coronation Street.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgzLLaX1hlM

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Postby mudshark » 14 Aug 2021, 01:47

Only read just now about Freddy Trump. It's so much worse: Çhrist seems to be part of his last name. His mother was called Elizabeth Christ Trump (so not Elisabeth, so definitely not Jewish) which, unless I'm wrong, make The Donald's full name Donald Trump - Christ. How could we be so wrong?? We had the chosen one in our midst and we crucified him.
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Postby Charlie O. » 14 Aug 2021, 02:31

I think Christ (pronounced krist) was Elizabeth's maiden name.
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Postby Charlie O. » 14 Aug 2021, 02:38

The Prof wrote:The voice at the beginning of Love Song by The Damned on Machine Gun Etiquette that says;

"Ladies & Gentlemen, ow do".

Is none other than Albert Tatlock from Coronation Street.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgzLLaX1hlM

Oh, that's made my day. :)
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Postby Deebank » 18 Aug 2021, 20:57

The Jesus & Mary Chain’s Jim Reid lives in Sidmouth, Devon.

My mother in law lives there - you might think it is a bit genteel for a hell raiser like Jim.

There is a very flash house on the hill overlooking town which is supposed to have a studio within. I was told years ago a Scot owned it. Jim Reid was the last person I’d have thought of.

I don’t know if it’s his mind you.
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Postby Deebank » 20 Aug 2021, 09:21

Deebank wrote:The Jesus & Mary Chain’s Jim Reid lives in Sidmouth, Devon.

My mother in law lives there - you might think it is a bit genteel for a hell raiser like Jim.

There is a very flash house on the hill overlooking town which is supposed to have a studio within. I was told years ago a Scot owned it. Jim Reid was the last person I’d have thought of.

I don’t know if it’s his mind you.



UPDATE: I spoke to the MIL last night and she told me she once went to a soiree at the studio house. She didn't remember the host but his wife was called Angela so I reckon my J&MC theory is caput. Seems like the retired star is from the '60s rather than the '80s. :?

She mentioned that the Stones (or a Stone) used the studio (allegedly).


The original info (Jim Reid living in Sidmouth) came from the band's biog (Barbed Wire Kisses) which I picked up for £3.50 from Trago's.
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Postby Samoan » 20 Aug 2021, 10:24

China ranked third in global copper production in 2020 & Russia ranked seventh -

Rank Country/region Production (thousand tons of)

1 Chile 5,700
2 Peru 2,200
3 China 1,700
4 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1,300
5 United States 1,200
6 Australia 870
7 Russia 850
8 Zambia 830
9 Mexico 690
10 Kazakhstan 580
11 Canada 570
12 Poland 400
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Postby Minnie Cheddars » 21 Aug 2021, 13:09

My Dad once got drunk with Jerry Lee Lewis!
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Postby GoogaMooga » 26 Aug 2021, 01:00

Yahoo reports that a former porn star has been indicted on 34 counts of sexual assault across more than two decades. You'd think he got enough action on set, but no.
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Postby Minnie Cheddars » 26 Aug 2021, 07:07

GoogaMooga wrote:Yahoo reports that a former porn star has been indicted on 34 counts of sexual assault across more than two decades. You'd think he got enough action on set, but no.


By this, do you mean that you believe men commit sexual assaults because they are not able to find and have sexual relationships consensually?
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Postby Charlie O. » 26 Aug 2021, 07:32

I learnt that Rashida Jones is the new president of MSNBC.

I was however disappointed to further learn that this is not the daughter of Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton/former SNL star/current filmmaker of the same name.
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Postby GoogaMooga » 26 Aug 2021, 08:43

Minnie Cheddars wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:Yahoo reports that a former porn star has been indicted on 34 counts of sexual assault across more than two decades. You'd think he got enough action on set, but no.


By this, do you mean that you believe men commit sexual assaults because they are not able to find and have sexual relationships consensually?


How should I know. I just found it curious that a former porn star would have had that urge. And, seeing that it was over two decades, it probably wasn't in retirement either.
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Postby Minnie Cheddars » 26 Aug 2021, 08:52

GoogaMooga wrote:
Minnie Cheddars wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:Yahoo reports that a former porn star has been indicted on 34 counts of sexual assault across more than two decades. You'd think he got enough action on set, but no.


By this, do you mean that you believe men commit sexual assaults because they are not able to find and have sexual relationships consensually?


How should I know. I just found it curious that a former porn star would have had that urge


Why would it be curious?
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Postby GoogaMooga » 26 Aug 2021, 08:55

Minnie Cheddars wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:
Minnie Cheddars wrote:
By this, do you mean that you believe men commit sexual assaults because they are not able to find and have sexual relationships consensually?


How should I know. I just found it curious that a former porn star would have had that urge


Why would it be curious?


Aw, come on, Minnie, quit grilling me. If you can't see a paradox there, then there's nothing I can do.
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Postby Minnie Cheddars » 26 Aug 2021, 08:58

GoogaMooga wrote:
Minnie Cheddars wrote:
GoogaMooga wrote:
How should I know. I just found it curious that a former porn star would have had that urge


Why would it be curious?


Aw, come on, Minnie, quit grilling me. If you can't see a paradox there, then there's nothing I can do.


Googa - why do men commit sexual assault?
Why don’t you look on this as a learning opportunity rather than digging yourself a hole. Do you think it’s because they are ‘not getting action?’
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