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  1. Thank you; I loved that! I watched all those movies and I may possibly have owned that soundtrack. I LOVED the soloist doing the "wah, wah wah" with a perfectly straight face. I'm not sure about one of their translations: where the guys sing what sounds like, "Yo, yo, yo, echo" I always heard in the score as "Don't walk to Waco", and  yes I know that doesn't make any sense either.

    Liked the 'Man With No Name" up there in the background, too.

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  2. 5 hours ago, Madelaine McMasters said:

    I hope you make a better go of retirement than I am, Rhonda.

    I'm so busy I'm considering restarting my career to regain some spare time.

    Oh, you are SO not doing it right! Of course that's your stock in trade, so what else is new?

    I'm still negotiating with my Retired Self; it's been just over six months now and I still haven't managed to even get a schedule arranged; I kind of get up when I want. It's shocking, really. Who knew I was such a lazy bum? I spent all those decades working hard; thinking about what I was doing and trying to find ways to do it better and more efficiently (and I mean EVERYTHING from sweeping the parking lot on up) that retirement has kind of caught me without a plan.

    It's like, "Who's in charge here?".

    "You, actually."

    "Oh. Well then, go ahead and take the day off.  You can take care of that issue tomorrow. What's for lunch?"

    I'm actually starting to get better but it really was that bad at first.

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  3. 22 hours ago, Pamela Galli said:

    Her native language is Greek, for crying out loud. I admire the level of English proficiency she has achieved -- no one but you had any trouble at all understanding her. Who do you think that says more about?

    Takissam (display name Takis) is actually a male avatar, as it happens. That has absolutely nothing to do with the relevance of your comment; I just thought I'd mention it. I completely agree with your point, of course.

  4. 2 hours ago, Pandora Barzane said:

    also from The Netherlands, few km below Amsterdam in an town called Alphen aan den Rijn. I believe we're most famous because our awesome bridgebuilding techniques

     

     

    Good grief, I hope that wasn't as horrible as it looked for anyone caught in that. All I could find on Google (in English, that is) were stories from the day it happened; August 3, 2015, and they are of course sketchy on details.

  5. 4 hours ago, Blaise Glendevon said:

    No place underlines the quote "L'enfer, c'est les autres" like Mainland residential.

    Only if you decide to make it so, I think. I've had many neighbors on mainland; the vast majority of which I got along with fine. Anytime I'd see a new build I'd walk over and introduce myself. Worked for me. I made some friends and I had a lot of fun. Sartre said once the quote is misinterpreted; he used 'les autres' not to mean other people but 'the Other', and (I think) to define that as our opinion of ourselves being shaped by what we think other people think of us.

    I've never given a flying fig about the latter, frankly. In SL or RL. That's worked for me too. I yam what I yam. 

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  6. 4 hours ago, Love Zhaoying said:

    I thought your pic was in Oakland, CA! ?

    Oakland, CA is a city. It's in Alameda County. If you're interested, It was about 75 there today. All of central/north central coastal California is a bit warmer than usual, which I mind not in the slightest. I just like seeing the sun getting higher in the sky these days. I have to start pretending I don't have the wintertime blues in like September; I just hate seeing the sun get lower and lower. Now, a month plus after solstice it's heading back where I like it. :-)

    ETA: Luckily I've never had the summertime blues. They're incurable.

     

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  7. 15 hours ago, Sagadin said:

    Yes he is from Brazil.

    That version of the song is by Juares de Mira, who is from Parana and lives in Rio (juaresdemira.blogspot.com).

    Here's his version of "Everybody Knows" by Leonard Cohen.

    Do ALL Brazilian men sing like this??

    I was thinking about this while out driving around earlier. It's kind of a Western Hemisphere collaboration; North and South America involved. A guy from Brazil covering a song by a guy from Canada. I love that about music: the musicians themselves almost always seem to ignore tribal/sectional/national alliances. It's just music to them.

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  8. 3 hours ago, Rhonda Huntress said:

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    I usually don't think about that place any more but since I have been in a depressive mood recently, why not?

     

    I happen to like wide open spaces, so this locale interests me. I see what might be sand dunes in the background (and apparently in the foreground somewhat planted over); that alone makes this interesting terrain. It's the kind of place I'd want to get out of my car, stand up and draw a deep breath. Granted, I prefer a visible mountain range in my scenery but from experience I know Texas and much of the Midwest lack those.

    Still, we do a pretty good sage desert here, too, if you know where to look. :-)

     

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  9. 52 minutes ago, Jixxur said:

    And you don't realize how much of a joke the forums is to me, you actually think I'm being real? Every single one of my posts and replies are 100% me being REAL?

    Gotcha. ;3 Keep thinking that way, this is fun for me.

    Enough. This is getting ridiculous. I finally reported a post for the first time I can recall (may have done it before but I don't remember doing so). I see this as a troll pure and simple. No more for me.

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  10. 4 hours ago, Sagadin said:

    OK here is a voice that should derail anything -- Tennessee Ernie Ford visits the very Deep South...

     

    That was terrific! I googled the hell out of him but I still couldn't figure out where he's from. My  first guess was Brazil. I did find a lot of links that seemed to me to be in Brasilian/Portuguese (and I heard him say 'legal' in the Brasilian style during the song). I finally looked at enough links associated with producers on his other songs to convince me I'm right.

    Am I?

  11. 18 minutes ago, Clover Jinx said:

    Great now I'm hungry and awake past my bedtime.

    I know! It's even later for you than it is for me, but before I logged in just now I'd found my eye drawn to a big piece of lemon cake in the fridge. It was practically throwing itself at me. I resisted, but if I'd read this latest stuff I'd have succumbed for sure.

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  12. I love William Gibson. An SL friend and I were both fans; we would make outfits to match his characters, mostly but not all from the Pattern Recognition trilogy. I did the easy stuff like Cayce Pollard but she could do anybody; she was much more skilled than I in appearance and fashion. We called ourselves "The Gibson Girls" ;-).

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  13. I never knew the name of that song (Bakerstreet) nor the name of the band, but I'm of course familiar with it from hearing it so many times. I think it's just a bit too relaxed for my taste, so I never sought it out. The sax is just terrific, though. I wouldn't even call it a 'riff'; to me it was the whole song. I listened to that clip start and thought it sounded familiar. Then the sax started and I said, "Oh, that song!"

     

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  14. 8 minutes ago, Love Zhaoying said:

    I..I think..it’s winking at me!!!1!! ? When walking the dog, I call that the “Brown-Eye”.

    My bad; I wasn't paying enough attention and added too many beats. In a way, you were close.

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    It's a drum riff:  rump ti**y, rump ti**y, rump rump rump

     

  15. On ‎3‎/‎26‎/‎2017 at 6:03 PM, Rhonda Huntress said:

    Once upon a time there was a completely unmoderated forum.  A young woman asked a question (something about how to get a link to an indivual post I think but I am probably wrong and it doesn't matter anyway) but she found the answer in just a few seconds.  Not wanting to let her post continually get bumped as people answered she change the thread title to "Just ignore and let this one die."

    Silly people doing what silly people do ... they refused to let it die for no real reason at all.

    This thread then became a community of it's own.  Just a place to say hi for the most part. With the exception of a few people it was also a laid back, accepting and friendly place to be. -- this is where someone with a pun for a name comes in and tells you I was the one and only "few people" but again, that is almost a tradition by now.

     

    Anyway, this is a recreation of that thread which became thousands of pages long where we can wax nostalgic about life before the Blog-forums.

    Rhonda's post above (from Page 1) explains it as well as anything can. This incarnation has more frivolity than the one before it (I don't go back far enough for the first one).

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  16. It's Mainland. There are neighbors with varying ideas and outlooks. There really are no neighborhood police. No Geheime Nachbarschaftpolizei (Genachpo? Geschaftpo?) to make sure everyone conforms to some non-existent code. You really do have to put up with that to live on Mainland. I kinda like it, personally, but I can definitely understand how some people, coming to a "your world" promise, might hate it.  

    The only 'fix' for that I'm aware of is moving to an estate parcel, spending a WHOLE lot of money for a homestead or a full sim, or just moving to the sky: lots of floors but no view to speak of.

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