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    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    because not everyone has an aural fixation, i propose an equivalent thread to the "and what are you listening to?" thread, because my creative and artistic friend(s) often alert me to really great things so, does anyone know how to imbed vimeo, or is it too "out there" to have the ability ? meantime, whilst you cogitate on that, here's my first offering : The Gunfighter really amusing :) and because no-one has even commented on my prior linkage to this web series : High Maintenance immensely fucking awesome !! feel free to add your own, but they had better be good really, really good ... or i won't like them (much)
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    Green Room non-Googleable Music Quiz Game.

    epitaph by king crimson
  3. the title is actually a rhetorical question, i think some time ago i gave my opinion that tony abbott would prove to be our worst prime minister ever, although to be fair i can only remember back to living under ming and his successors, so maybe prior to the middle of last century we had worse leaders anyway, several people offered a dissenting opinion at the time, so i thought it was germane to revisit the subject and ask if there are any people out there who might be able to offer a positive spin on this bunch of hooray henries don't let me single out the p.m. though - feel free to comment on joe hockey, christopher pyne and george brandis too, to name just the worst other offenders on the front bench i don't think i've been as embarrassed to admit australian citizenship since the latter days of the howard regime, but i would be pleased to have somebody enlighten me as to the significant positive changes to australia since the last federal election... although i must accept that the defeat and retirement of kevin rudd stands up as one shining plus knock yourselves out
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    i see dead people

    every new corpse tends to get their own brief thread, and then they sink down the listings like so much dust to the bottom of the vacuum bag of collected human existence so i've decided maybe we need a consolidated thread where each new loss can be mourned, but they all get another chance for consideration with each new addition to the thread, and like a communal cemetery for the entire planet's icons of our younger days, they gain vicarious immortality and repeated exposure whenever someone else comes to the party (as it were) so, today's nomination isn't a major player, but those of significant vintage will remember don rickles he was commonly seen giving shit to celebrities in roasts, but my best memory is him as the conniving player in kelly's heroes - crapgame, the quartermaster who co-ordinated the supplies they needed to set out for the gold, and joined their platoon ...and the voice of mr. potato head in toy story - what better pedigree for a guy who got famous at roasts ? vale mr. rickles; you represent a politically incorrect, simpler world, and you will remain part of the background noise of my youth
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    Green Room non-Googleable Music Quiz Game.

    get schwifty ! your turn
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    Green Room non-Googleable Music Quiz Game.

    keeping in the era somewhat rnig by bb
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    Green Room non-Googleable Music Quiz Game.

    baby i need your lovin' by the four tops (admit i had to look up the group)
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    i see dead people

    never really watched benson, but absolutely loved the show it spun off from, "soap" that was fantastic
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    i see dead people

    yep, parap cimema was 45 cents in the open and 50c under the metal roof interesting when it pissed down in the wet, and the front half of the audience would leave if it persisted, and rain would stream down the screen (but still perfectly watchable from up the back) the star theatre in town was even more grandiose, with an upstairs bit as well i remember, but the front section was still open to the elements and last but not least, the drive in, which as i recall was another paspaley family enterprise (apart from pearls over in the northwest) tv was launched in august 1971 - we got there in late 1967 from memory, and left at the end of '71, for adelaide
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    What's on your mind?

    understatement of the thread
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    i see dead people

    the movie was many shades darker than the tv series it spawned (and very funny for it) i saw the movie when i would have been 11 i reckon, and it probably had a profound effect on me choosing a non-surgical pathway those were the days; no tv in darwin and so you went to the pictures every weekend to a double bill (while parents had the night off from you) and saw anything they played : including but not limited to - the graduate, midnight cowboy, count yorga vampire, the virgin soldiers, blowup, every early james bond movie no wonder i am as strange as i am
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    What's on your mind?

    not mitsubishi, mitsubishi heavy industries they aren't the same
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    What's on your mind?

    +1 to your choice our one here (admittedly rarely used as cooling, but as reverse cycle heating in the winter) has been the gun 4 years in and i finally decided to clean the filter - which looked like a fuzzy felt set, but it worked anyway, though the air flow is bow crazy good
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    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    the wings supply lift or it won't fly the angle of attack is quite small i had a much heavier 3s version that was also a flat plate wing, and they do quite well... 3d is not my thing ; i'm mostly a glider guy
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    What Did You Watch Lately ?

    it's flying all right; they have variable pitch prop that can thus reverse thrust
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    What a joke

    if history teaches us anything, it''s that the chosen people can hold a grudge declaring someone as the worst anti-semite of the year for previous attendance (which i agree is in appalling taste) would seem to be possibly not quite as anti-semitic as shooting jews yourself, but hey! what do us gentiles know ? i get that making an example of a high profile politician is more striking to make your point about "influencial party belief" when did jerry do that deed ? if it wasn't this year then they are making cheap political capital, and i would wonder what's in it for their own causes
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    What a joke

    he'd be short listed for pope i guess
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    What a joke

    instead of voting for an unattractive individual who upholds some of my values, i'll vote for someone different, who has unattractive principles that'll teach me... i mean, them
  19. and so, this may confirm leo's opinion ? kimmo is a horse's arse
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    What a joke

    please chris, that's "arse"
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    Mindless ramblings

    yeah, darwin heat is just nasty without refrigerative aircon adelaide in summer is brutal, but evaporative cooling is very effective (pity about having water i guess) sydney is great (presently shitty air aside); our house is well placed on a hill with passive airflow, but when it's shut up, the downstairs stays cool even on fiercely hot days, and the westerly neighbours throw shadow on us beautifully from late afternoon all summer (though hardly at all in winter) melbourne is.... melbourne
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    My leg and the last 2 months

    christmas with all the trimmings ?
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    What a joke

    i though that mentioning hitler means you lose the argument ?
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    What's on your mind?

    yeah, christmas is a great time to go away... i live at a holiday destination, and i love it (usually)
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