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And a happy half-centenary to you, Ragadolf.


Neko Case - Man


Happy belated birthday Lynora.

Also: DSX sighting! Yay!!


Redbeard the Scruffy wrote:
Competitive skiing? Snowboarding? Bobsledding? Curling? Figure skating?

Nah. Those are all real sports. Except figure skating and most but not all snowboarding.


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Freehold DM wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
Awfully slow, I check out for two hours to make Swedish pancakes and clean up the kitchen, and only two new posts.
there are Swedish pancakes?

Not now there isn't. Yum!


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Drejk wrote:

Ugh. Anxiety attack triggered by letters from Treasure Office to my mother. I have no idea what is inside and I am (obviously) not opening them but that can't be good. I think I'll take them back unopened to their office to inform them that mother left Poland almost ten years ago and is living in England. They will probably ask question about her address, which I don't remember (I have no need for it myself, I know my way from the bus station to the house where they are living).

My mother birthday happens to be on Sunday so I will be calling her with birthday wishes and yet I will have to worry her with those letters. If she will want me to open them and read I won't be able to return unopened.

Damned shakes.

Hang in there Drejky!


Final episode of Tremontaine Season One has been downloaded. Time for podcast and tomato pie!


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Limeylongears wrote:
Freehold DM wrote:
Limeylongears wrote:
Kajehase wrote:
Yay, the bicycle chain on my workbike frickin' broke apart... Exactly what I needed for a good weekend.

I read that as warbike at first glance...

THAT IS AWESOME

attaches small vehicle blasters to bike

I was wondering whether or not bicycle jousting is a thing.

And it is!

This makes me so 'appy.

We did that once when we were kids.

...should have worn more padding...


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Limeylongears wrote:
Kajehase wrote:
Yay, the bicycle chain on my workbike frickin' broke apart... Exactly what I needed for a good weekend.

I read that as warbike at first glance...

EDIT: Sorry it's busted, anyway :(

I only use that when David Mallon's available to strap to the back of it with his guitar.


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Gaston La Touche - La Lettre (1885)


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Yay, the bicycle chain on my workbike frickin' broke apart... Exactly what I needed for a good weekend.


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Treppa wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

You silly Americans and your baseball.


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Redbeard the Scruffy wrote:

Anyone else ever wonder what happens when kids given hyphenated last names by parents who can't make up their minds about whose name the kids get themselves have kids with other hyphen kids to said grandkids of the original parties? Do you hyphen all four? Does that continue, so that a few generations into yuppie parents you have kids that have names like the gnomes in Dragonlance?

I mean aside from a child developing a serious complex because their full name (which probably features first names like Taylur or Codi or Jazmynn some garbage like that) takes longer to spell than most sentences?

See Spanish naming conventions.


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Well, there was commercial TV too. But then you had to sit through boring ads in the middle of the show.


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Freehold DM wrote:
Karaoke Ashe wrote:

Dashing and daring,

Courageous and caring,
Faithful and friendly,
With stories to share.
All through the forest,
They sing out in chorus,
Marching along
As their song fills the air.

Gummi Bears!!
Bouncing here and there and everywhere.
High adventure that's beyond compare.
They are the Gummi Bears!

Magic and mystery
Are part of their history,
Along with the secret
Of gummiberry juice.
Their legend is growing,
They take pride in knowing,
They'll fight for what's right,
In whatever they do.

Gummi Bears!!
Bouncing here and there and everywhere.
High adventure that's beyond compare.
They are the Gummi Bears!
They are the Gummi Bears!

funny story, true story, my wife and I, on a lark one day decided to check out Gummi bears songs in other languages (was helping her work on her french at the time).

Oh my god. The myriad languages. I didn't know Gummi bears was so popular all over the world, and that the opening song could be so badly altered/butchered...

In Sweden, they had to be renamed the "Bumbi" Bears (Bumbibjörnarna) so that they didn't share a name with the Haribo candy (which would've been advertising, which isn't allowed on the publicly owned network).


As a denizen of the real thing, this has my interest. (Of course, then it became a milltown instead.)


Glen Cook used to share a bed (and an, apparently tiny, apartment) with Fritz Leiber.


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LordSynos wrote:
Fierce cold hereabouts. Feeling a chill from the tips of my fingers to the soles of my feet. There's actually talk of the possibility of snow! I'm sure plenty of ya'll have had it up to here with the stuff, but we get it so rarely, it'd be a real treat. :)

Icicles in my beard during work for the past week is all I'll say to that. -15 to -20 C most of the time.

I need thicker trousers, cause my thighs sting when I get back in.


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Kenneth Colley who played Admiral Piett in Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi also appeared in Life of Brian where he played Jesus.


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Dies laughing.

Content warning: Written by Joe Abercrombie.


Even Dogs in the Wild by Ian Rankin is up next on my list.


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Link to a 1973 BBC adaptation of the Asimov's Foundation Trilogy.


Marco Massoudi wrote:
When is this getting updated?

When it's ready to be updated, I'm guessing.


I knew they'd pull off the heist in Ocean's Eleven - still enjoyed it, though.

In some stories it's the how that's important.


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I really need to get myself able to post here from home again. I'll read the thread and see something I want to reply to, but when I get on with the computer it's all gone. :(


Merisiel Sillvari wrote:
My Self wrote:
Who is your favorite Batman villain?
Eeew... BAT man? Gross. Sounds like HE'S the villain.

He's a super-rich dude who help poor people by beating them up. So pretty much, yes.


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In other news, I've been humming the Star Wars theme since I left the cinema on Monday... Guess I liked it even more than I thought.

Which is to say that while I really, really liked it, it didn't have the knock-out effect that the first two did when I saw them the first time.


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Work shoes (doubles as running shoes, because I run a lot at work anyway), regular shoes, winter shoes, dress shoes. May need to get some wellies for forest-walking in autumn/spring.


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I SAW STAR WARS!

IT WAS GREAT!!


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Yay! Someone else likes that serial I'm enjoying.


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David M Mallon wrote:
Charles IX (AKA Karl IX), King of Sweden (1550-1611), took his regnal number from a fictitious history of Sweden. He was actually only the third Swedish king called Charles.

One of the previous Karls (Karl Knutsson Bonde) was crowned, deposed, crowned, deposed, and then crowned again, though - so he could count as three. ;)


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Happy new year Fawtlies! *blows novelty horn*


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Alexander Roslin - The Lady with the Veil


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Jeanne d'Arc by Paul Antoine de la Boulaye


Here's my top-three:

1.) Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear - Actually, this is the best book I've read in several years. You can read it as just a fun adventure story about a girl and her scooby gang stopping a nefarious plot by a nasty villain, but scratch a bit at the topsoil and there's so much more in there.

2.) Luna: New Moon by Ian McDonald - It's the Godfather on the near-future Moon. Except McDonald's prose is much better than Puzo's. And yes, it does have a scene of people jogging. (Every book I've read by the author has had that.)

3.) Ring Roads by Patrick Modiano - Atmospheric, moody, and reads like a good crime novel despite about perfectly everyday things.


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Kajehase's three favourite books read in 2015:

1.) Karen Memory by Elizabeth Bear - Actually, this is the best book I've read in several years. You can read it as just a fun adventure story about a girl and her scooby gang stopping a nefarious plot by a nasty villain, but scratch a bit at the topsoil and there's so much more in there.

2.) Luna by Ian McDonald - It's the Godfather on the near-future Moon. Except McDonald's prose is much better than Puzo's. And yes, it does have a scene of people jogging. (Every book I've read by the author has had that.)

3.) Ring Roads by Patrick Modiano - Atmospheric, moody, and reads like a good crime novel despite about perfectly everyday things.


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Yikes, it's been a busy Christmas on here. Hope everyone's had a good one off the thread.


Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho.

A bit like a more-obvious-jokes and less broody gothicness take on Jonathan Strange & Mr Norell. Very funny.


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Treppa wrote:
So, we learned this morning that oven-fresh sweet rolls make me sick. No eggs in them. Good to know. TMYK!

Boo! Hiss!


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Merry Christmas all - have a crappy picture of the tree I decorated.


I base all on my dance moves on convincing myself I'm a shorter, fatter Jarvis Cocker.


David M Mallon wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
This is Wisconsin, they only recently discovered there was more on the internet then porn and packers tickets.
Beat me to the punch with that response.

Wisconsin's where all the Norwegians settled, right?


Wei Ji the Learner wrote:


May your observance be tranquil and rejuvenating as the year passes through the dark time into the beckoning of the new spring.

You've never been to a Swedish Lucia or Midwinter party, have you? ;)


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captain yesterday wrote:

It's karma week in the news!

That a%~$*+~ teenager that killed 4 people drunk driving in Texas then got off because of "Affluenza" is on the lame with his enabling mother, only a matter of time.

And that a#*##$$ that raised cancer drug prices so he could be an even bigger a~~&%!* got nailed for being an a&%*$!+ illegally.

Yes.

And Jose Mourinho got his pink slip.


Kirth Gersen wrote:
Kajehase wrote:
Red Heat by Alex von Tunzelmann. (About the Cold War in the Caribbean.)
Dang. For a second I thought it was a novelization of the old Schwarzenegger movie!

"And introducing Raul Julia as Generalissimo Trujillo."

Frankly, I doubt there's a Schwarzenegger movie with nastier villains than Trujillo or Papa Doc Duvalier.

And while I can't say I approve of the man, the life of Fidel Castro before coming to power would make for a great movie.


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You've all made good arguments, but people - it's almost Christmas, clearly he should start with Hogfather.


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Next week's episode of Tremontaine seems to bet set in the darkest dystopia yet invented.


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On the subject of words having different meaning, when I hear "pop," I usually think more of something like this.

Or this


Aelryinth wrote:

To put it another way: You're a duke and you own 10,000 sq miles of land.

I'm Count Jeggare and I own 5000 sq miles of land.

Your land is forests, fields that have been warred over and are half-barren, with the other half intermittently farmed or raising herds on by unmotivated slave populations, to be trampled on by other invading armies, hostile fey, and the like.

My land is deep in the peaceful heart of Cheliax, and consists of some of the most advanced and productive free-folk run farms, orchards, wineries, horse-breeding farms, dairy farms, cheese-makers, and cattle ranches on the Continent. No slave revolts and unrest for me!
Oh, and I own half of Westcrown, too (rental income is great!).And bits and pieces of other major Cheliax cities. And four banks, six docks, and six trading companies, my own fleet of trading ships and am owed outstanding debts to the tune of several million gold by members of the nobility who don't know how to run their lands.

Aren't you glad you own more land then me? You just keep paying those conquering armies that are sucking your gold and manpower away like a bloody wound, while your civilian population stays rebellious due to high taxes, conscription, and indentured servitude. That'll help your wealth problems, it will.

Note: Having a lifespan longer then most humans means consistent long-term management that encompasses a longer and more productive time period then every generation having a new noble take over, and the throne taxing the hell out of the inheritor. I imagine when Count Jeggare dies, his heir is going to lose a LOT of property paying inheritance taxes. It's how governments typically keeps dynastic wealth in check. And it's not been split among multiple heirs/rival branches of the family, either.
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Sorry, JJ, Economics degree bursting to get out.

==Aelryinth

Or to use an historical example - the probably wealthiest man in the history of Sweden was called Bo Jonsson (Grip)* and his rank never rose above that of squire. Among his possessions was 1/3 of Sweden and all of Finland.

*Grip in brackets as family names wouldn't be used for another 200 years or so.


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David M Mallon wrote:
captain yesterday wrote:
My daughter likes Katy Perry, her music is okay in a pop superficial way, not much to say other then "gimmie gimmie gimmie!"
Silly, that's not pop music...

This, on the other hand.

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