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#1198296 YouTube Rewind... Is It Becoming Lame?

Posted by scruffy1 on 07 December 2017 - 11:20 PM


Now, if you want an opinion about things YT is sorely lacking...  a "New" category.  I can find stuff in my bubble, or if it's already trending, or if I explicitly search for it, but there's no way I can see to find anything fresh.



that's why there's vimeo


or aeon




both way more consistently entertaining than youtube

#1198158 i see dead people

Posted by scruffy1 on 01 December 2017 - 08:51 PM

surprise! surprise! surprise !


that's a sad announcement... he had a great voice too


really, he was a pretty fabulous man for his times  :(

#1197986 i see dead people

Posted by scruffy1 on 23 November 2017 - 10:34 PM

onoz... i just googled re david cassidy and rodney bewes, and lo and behold, i hit paydirt


far out !  so many dead people that i didn't know has moved on, whom i remember well : http://www.mirror.co...cassidy-9540486



that's really sad... too many to mention them all, but worth a browse just for the nostalgia of the stars of my youth... and a lot of "who was that?" allegedly famous people too, who i didn't know at all (most of them younger and lost to misadventure, as is the way)


edit :  had to cut'n'pasta this :


Actor Robert Guillaume died on October 24 aged 89 following a battle with prostate cancer.

The star was best known as the titular character in sitcom Benson, and provided the voice for Rafiki in Disney movie The Lion King.

He also appeared in hit video game Half Life 2, voicing scientist Eli Vance.


no way ! i remember him as benson all right, but in the original show that spawned the character- "soap", where he was the completely  po-faced butler of the family , whose most famous offspring was a very young billy crystal playing a very "normal" gay man in an era where very few homosexuals were "out", especially on american sitcom, and he wasn't a mincing camp joke, he was the most sensible member of the family


that show was the bomb  :)


and dang ! i never knew he was eli vance !!  i'd so jump his video daughter  - alyx is totally hot, like some love child of lucy liu and prince  :D

#1197869 i see dead people

Posted by scruffy1 on 19 November 2017 - 10:21 AM

another bonny scot lost....


r.i.p. mr young

#1197722 Bitcoin trading.....

Posted by scruffy1 on 13 November 2017 - 08:05 AM

Real estate, not going to argue
But at least you own something


depending on leverage and eventual market corrections (even just slower price rise), if interest rates kick up again (as they do), many people will have an increasingly substantial ongoing mortgage to service



equity is comforting, but you can't live on it  (something i presently understand all too well due to circumstances)... having a lazy million + surrounding you in the form of a comfy residence sorta loses on satisfaction... "you can't eat a gold mine"

#1197710 Bitcoin trading.....

Posted by scruffy1 on 12 November 2017 - 01:22 PM

my sage advice on investing would be recognise it's always a gamble


if the market is bunta and you want to have the best outcome, gamble till you double your money, and then reclaim the original investment part... thereafter you can go nuts starting anew with the same amount as your original investment, as you are using money you didn't really have to start with - any gains (and the stake) are all purely "profit", so you are gambling with essentially a virtual nest egg... although it can be cashed in for real $ when you've got rich or lose your nerve


and if it all goes fubar, you still have the initial stake back already



leverage is the problem... people commit funds relying on the market to cover their borrowed capital, and if things go bad (ha!  that's n inevitable but unpredictable situation):  they're truly fucked and in debt for zillions


personally, i look at bitcoins and think "why not?"  but to make serious money i'd have to risk serious money, and i'm risk averse enough to let my superannuation make a more sedate but relatively less risky 12% than "get rich quick, or possibly poorer even quicker"

#1197325 i see dead people

Posted by scruffy1 on 01 November 2017 - 11:44 AM

the solo man has chugged his last lemon flavoured drink  :(




local legend (hence my knowing this, as the manly daily posted a prominent piece on his demise this morning)... so i chose this appropriately themed ad for his obit



interesting to note that the "you gotta be a man to crack a solo thirst" tag had disappeared by the 80's presumably due to feminist empowerment (and not wanting to disenfranchise women who might also enjoy a cold refreshing lemon drink without too many bubbles, even if it remained "a man's drink")

and what's not to like with the late 70's music overlay ?


r.i.p. advertising icon of my youth ... when men with splendid moustaches didn't dress like the village people

#1197089 Blade Runner 2049

Posted by scruffy1 on 20 October 2017 - 11:08 PM

It's funny Cybes ( not haha ) that when you said ... " In '82, nobody had thought of a mobile 'phone." it recalled to mind the second phone we had at home ( slightly before '82), it was a stand alone cordless thingy. For a little while we had it upstairs, but I think the phone bills could have nixed that. Teenagers ...


Seems to me the focus was more about androids /robotics / Asimov etc.etc. maybe mobile phones were not deemed important enough. I still wonder why Hari Krishnas made it in :P


hari krishnas were "big" at the time


maybe the producer thought they were going to blossom by 2019, like christianity did  in the roman era

#1197074 Blade Runner 2049

Posted by scruffy1 on 20 October 2017 - 12:49 PM

somewhat unrealistically, in their vision of the future, not a single person is obsessed with their mobile phone

#1197072 how crap is this government ?

Posted by scruffy1 on 20 October 2017 - 12:10 PM

letter of the day in smh on neg and energy :



Phyl Lobl Kiama

#1196689 Blade Runner 2049

Posted by scruffy1 on 06 October 2017 - 12:46 PM

I want to see it quite badly, but have never finished watching the original, because 9 yr old me could never stay awake.


considerably older me couldn't stay awake either, on the several occasions i tried


the first time i blame on cask wine, but subsequent attempts suggest it was the movie


vangelis soundtrack is auditory quaaludes i think

#1196650 i see dead people

Posted by scruffy1 on 04 October 2017 - 11:55 AM

yes, tom petty is no longer travelling, but he will bury  :P

#1196640 Woo! Star trek Discovery! (spoilers, probably)

Posted by scruffy1 on 03 October 2017 - 08:54 PM


If you're wanting another TOS or TNG, then you'll probably not enjoy STD.


no-one really enjoys an STD   :P



hmmm.... if it's like lexx then i'd probably like it


does that mean there's euro-trash flesh exposure ?? awesome !!

#1196618 What's on your mind?

Posted by scruffy1 on 02 October 2017 - 06:36 PM

if i didnt know Mac's list was about AFL, the Swans would be the sure only tip off to me.  and i know Carlton, Collingwood, and Footscray are definitely there somewhere.


i was in a cafe in melbourne once, having a fairly normal exchange with some dude.  afterwards, people were all incredulous like "do you even know who that was??".  turns out it was some kind of AFL big deal.


to be fair, the same thing could have happened to me in my home state of NSW too, if an NRL player wasnt famous before i grew up.



i get you


the number of times i would return to the nurses' station after being called to see a patient, only to have them want to know all about what they were like, and only then discover that they were apparently famous (albeit not to me) - international rugby players, league heroes, australian idol winners... all just another john (or joan) doe to me



i did recognise a few famous types - so famous that they were admitted under fake names to keep the paparazzi at bay, including a very beautiful now ex-wife  of a well know casino operator, and a (then) current prime minister - who was sick enough to have pity on even though i briefly fantasised whether i could get away with flushing his cannula with potassium and saving the country from his leadership, but realised it would be hard to get away with murder, and it's not my style really


more often i'd meet someone who i knew about, and would go back to the desk and announce, wow ! that was .... only to have the staff look at me as if i was on another planet, because apparently photographers and artists, and retired high court judges and politicians aren't famous in their circles generally

#1196560 how crap is this government ?

Posted by scruffy1 on 30 September 2017 - 01:16 PM