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Re: Random Stuff With No Real Topic

Postby xFrEAKk » 20 Apr 2010, 19:45

:D I'm always so happy when I come back here. I watched "Bless the Child" yesterday, and was like, "I miss you guys and Eleventh Hour..."
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Re: Random Stuff With No Real Topic

Postby kygal » 23 Apr 2010, 13:40

Rufus looks pretty good as the devil boy in Bless The Child. I miss EH toooo! Have to watch the dvd over and over again.
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Re: Random Stuff With No Real Topic

Postby xFrEAKk » 24 Apr 2010, 08:58

kygal wrote:Rufus looks pretty good as the devil boy in Bless The Child.


Come on, Rufus always looks good! ;)
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Re: Random Stuff With No Real Topic

Postby kygal » 24 Apr 2010, 12:53

Yes...he does at that! Had quilty thoughts about having the hots for a satanic cult leader. But it was only a movie...ha ha.
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Re: Random Stuff With No Real Topic

Postby xFrEAKk » 25 Apr 2010, 15:44

I know, right? Caught myself saying, "The Devil is truly beautiful." D: Uh oh...
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Re: Random Stuff With No Real Topic

Postby ObsidianJade » 28 Apr 2010, 20:00

Oh damn my favorite Idol contestant just got the boot... WTF, she's the best one on the damn show!!!!
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Re: Random Stuff With No Real Topic

Postby xFrEAKk » 01 May 2010, 20:28

Ahhh.... I haven't been watching Idol... I usually start when they're at the end. xD Tell me when they have like.... 6 constants left....
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Postby ObsidianJade » 01 May 2010, 20:53

That would be last week, dearie.

I don't know that there's much point in tuning in now, though... they just sent the best one home.
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Re: Random Stuff With No Real Topic

Postby xFrEAKk » 01 May 2010, 22:04

Haha... oops... xD

Aw, who was it?
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Re: Random Stuff With No Real Topic

Postby ObsidianJade » 02 May 2010, 07:54

Siobhan Magnus. She's been a shoo-in for winner pretty much since day one, and they friggin' booted her. I was so pissed! America, you effed up again. She performed 'House of the Rising Sun' a month or so back, and it was the most spectacular performance I've ever heard. Actually got it off of iTunes, and that's something I've never done before (I didn't have the acct set up last year, of course, or I would have all of Adam's songs as well.... but I have his CDs now, so it's all good.)
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Re: Random Stuff With No Real Topic

Postby xFrEAKk » 02 May 2010, 08:30

Ooh I remember her! I did watch an episode at the beginning and I thought she was really cool. I loved her hair. xD
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Re: Random Stuff With No Real Topic

Postby ObsidianJade » 03 May 2010, 06:40

Yeah, she was top-notch.

(sighs and beats head against pillow, because beating it against the wall will give her a headache and that's not the way to start the morning) With any luck, someone will pick her up.... hell, maybe Adam will pick her up. He liked her when he mentored, and I know she worships the ground he walks on.
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Re: Random Stuff With No Real Topic

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Re: Random Stuff With No Real Topic

Postby kygal » 25 May 2010, 04:25

Remind me to close the blinds!!
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Re: Random Stuff With No Real Topic

Postby xFrEAKk » 25 May 2010, 05:48

Haha, CHEESE!

That's actually kinda creepy though...
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Re: Random Stuff With No Real Topic

Postby ObsidianJade » 25 May 2010, 06:53

Yeah, who else here has seen the movie 'Eagle Eye'?
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Re: Random Stuff With No Real Topic

Postby kygal » 03 Jun 2010, 04:45

Hard to believe its the last day of school for my kids today...where has the time gone!
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Re: Random Stuff With No Real Topic

Postby xFrEAKk » 24 Jun 2010, 09:06

Eagle Eye was one of my favorite movies. :P
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Re: Random Stuff With No Real Topic

Postby kygal » 12 Jul 2010, 06:15

When will Mel Gibson learn to keep his mouth shut! Some serious anger managment issues!
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Re: Random Stuff With No Real Topic

Postby ObsidianJade » 12 Oct 2010, 08:47

Another random trivia email. While I can't vouch for the validity of any of these but the last one (which is true), they're at least worth a chuckle!

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In George Washington's days, there were no cameras. One's image was either sculpted or painted. Some paintings of George Washington showed him standing behind a desk with one arm behind his back while others showed both legs and both arms. Prices charged by painters were not based on how many people were to be painted, but by how many limbs were to be painted. Arms and legs are 'limbs,' therefore painting them would cost the buyer more. Hence the expression, 'Okay, but it'll cost you an arm and a leg.' (Artists know hands and arms are more difficult to paint)

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As incredible as it sounds, men and women took baths only twice a year (May and October) Women kept their hair covered, while men shaved their heads (because of lice and bugs) and wore wigs. Wealthy men could afford good wigs made from wool. They couldn't wash the wigs, so to clean them they would carve out a loaf of bread, put the wig in the shell, and bake it for 30 minutes. The heat would make the wig big and fluffy, hence the term 'big wig.' Today we often use the term 'here comes the Big Wig' because someone appears to be or is powerful and wealthy.

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In the late 1700's, many houses consisted of a large room with only one chair. Commonly, a long wide board folded down from the wall, and was used for dining. The 'head of the household' always sat in the chair while everyone else ate sitting on the floor. Occasionally a guest, who was usually a man, would be invited to sit in this chair during a meal. To sit in the chair meant you were important and in charge. They called the one sitting in the chair the 'chair man.' Today in business, we use the expression or title 'Chairman' or 'Chairman of the Board..'

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Personal hygiene left much room for improvement. As a result, many women and men had developed acne scars by adulthood. The women would spread bee's wax over their facial skin to smooth out their complexions. When they were speaking to each other, if a woman began to stare at another woman's face she was told, 'mind your own bee's wax.' Should the woman smile, the wax would crack, hence the term 'crack a smile'. In addition, when they sat too close to the fire, the wax would melt . . . Therefore, the expression 'losing face.'

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Ladies wore corsets, which would lace up in the front. A proper and dignified woman, as in 'straight laced' - wore a tightly tied lace.

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Common entertainment included playing cards. However, there was a tax levied when purchasing playing cards but only applicable to the 'Ace of Spades.' To avoid paying the tax, people would purchase 51 cards instead. Yet, since most games require 52 cards, these people were thought to be stupid or dumb because they weren't 'playing with a full deck.'

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Early politicians required feedback from the public to determine what the people considered important. Since there were no telephones, TV's or radios, the politicians sent their assistants to local taverns, pubs, and bars. They were told to 'go sip some ale' and listen to people's conversations and political concerns.. Many assistants were dispatched at different times. 'You go sip here' and 'You go sip there.' The two words 'go sip' were eventually combined when referring to the local opinion and, thus we have the term 'gossip.'

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At local taverns, pubs, and bars, people drank from pint and quart-sized containers. A bar maid's job was to keep an eye on the customers and keep the drinks coming. She had to pay close attention and remember who was drinking in 'pints' and who was drinking in 'quarts,' hence the term minding your 'P's and 'Q's

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One more and betting you didn't know this!

In the heyday of sailing ships, all war ships and many freighters carried iron cannons. Those cannons fired round iron cannon balls. It was necessary to keep a good supply near the cannon. However, how to prevent them from rolling about the deck? The best storage method devised was a square-based pyramid with one ball on top, resting on four resting on nine, which rested on sixteen. Thus, a supply of 30 cannon balls could be stacked in a small area right next to the cannon. There was only one problem...how to prevent the bottom layer from sliding or rolling from under the others. The solution was a metal plate called a 'Monkey' with 16 round indentations.

However, if this plate were made of iron, the iron balls would quickly rust to it. The solution to the rusting problem was to make 'Brass Monkeys.' Few landlubbers realize that brass contracts much more and much faster than iron when chilled.

Consequently, when the temperature dropped too far, the brass indentations would shrink so much that the iron cannonballs would come right off the monkey. Thus, it was quite literally, 'Cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey.' (All this time, you thought that was an improper expression, didn't you?)
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Re: Random Stuff With No Real Topic

Postby kygal » 13 Oct 2010, 04:11

What fun! Thanks for posting these. Laughed my butt off this am!
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Re: Random Stuff With No Real Topic

Postby ObsidianJade » 09 Dec 2010, 21:01

Regardless of the religious aspect, the Hallelujah Chorus is one of my favorite pieces of classical music, and I've never seen it performed quite like this. Absolutely brilliant! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCFCeJTEzNU
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Re: Random Stuff With No Real Topic

Postby kygal » 10 Dec 2010, 17:49

Loved it!
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Re: Random Stuff With No Real Topic

Postby kygal » 25 Feb 2011, 17:54

Charlie Sheen accuses CBS and Warner Brothers of breach of contract. I think I will accuse them as well! Poor guy...he seems to have some bad problems! Would not mind CBS losing some money!
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Re: Random Stuff With No Real Topic

Postby luvinx » 25 Feb 2011, 18:39

He has got some real problems, but it is always good to see CBS swinging, :lol:
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