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The "Incredibly Impossible to Derail This Thread" thread
14 December 2012
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Egroeg Evoli said
What do *9* and *17* mean?

9 is John's lucky number and 17 was the working title of I Saw Her Standing There.

 

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bikelock28 said
Depends where you are in either. New York is 5 hours behind London, San Francisco is 8 hours behind London.

London is an hour behind the Netherlands too, I believe. So it depends where you are in Europe as well.

 

Yesterday I had to work again. She started yelling again. After I sweeped the floor I had to vacuum it again, but I thought to myself ''Okay, you can either do what she says and get all hysterical again, or you can just go home and quit this.'' So I walked back and she was all like ''What you do? Vacuum cleaner there! You vacuum floor! Now'' (she doesn't speak Dutch that well, so I often don't understand half of what she says) I just said: ''No. I'm not doing anything. I'm going home and I'm not coming back. Bye'' So I just wrote down my hours and went home. Then my mom went there, without me knowing, and started rambling to my boss, telling her I was so sensitive and she doesn't need to yell and all. Then she wanted to talk it out with me so I had to go there AGAIN today. She SORT OF apologized and asked me if I wanted to continue working there. I just told her I needed to think about it. In the meanwhile, the post office had called to our home, asking if I was still interested in a job, sorting all the letters out and stuff. It's easy, easier to combine with school and it pays sooo much better. So I'll have a job interview there Tuesday, and I hope that works out. Then I can wave this restaurant goodbye forever.  

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@Linde  Good luck with your job interview!

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@unknown  Thanks for the *9* and *17* info.

 

 

But I still don't get why people put *9* and *17* in their posts randomly. Is there some significance?

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If the world is going to end on Friday why are we all running out buying christmas presents and worrying about the huge debts that we and many countries have? Surely we should be quitting work, skipping school, blowing every penny we have on rubbish, achieving our goals, eating our weight in junk food and finally telling folks how we truly feel about them.

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meanmistermustard said

If the world is going to end on Friday why are we all running out buying christmas presents and worrying about the huge debts that we and many countries have? Surely we should be quitting work, skipping school, blowing every penny we have on rubbish, achieving our goals, eating our weight in junk food and finally telling folks how we truly feel about them.

Yeah, I plan to buy $1,000,000,000,000,000 worth of Beatles memorabilia, eat out for every meal, and jump from the edge of the stratosphere like Felix Baumgartner. :)

Happy almost-Doomsday, everybody!

:D :D :D :D :D

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Now theres an idea. Lets cancel christmas, replace it with Dooms Day and for 1 day a year we are all allowed to live like there is no tomorrow without fear. You still cant break the law and kill people etc (why waste time on that) but there is no having to conform to what is expected and go thru the same boring rigmarole. Actually live for today for there is no tomorrow.

Who cares if society crumbles, nothing gets done, and companies lose billions of dollars? Worry about that some other time. And all commercialisation of the day is forbidden on pain of being stuffed like a chicken, turkey or some vegetarian dish.

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meanmistermustard said
Now theres an idea. Lets cancel christmas, replace it with Dooms Day and for 1 day a year we are all allowed to live like there is no tomorrow without fear. You still cant break the law and kill people etc (why waste time on that) but there is no having to conform to what is expected and go thru the same boring rigmarole. Actually live for today for there is no tomorrow.

Who cares if society crumbles, nothing gets done, and companies lose billions of dollars? Worry about that some other time. And all commercialisation of the day is forbidden on pain of being stuffed like a chicken, turkey or some vegetarian dish.

 

Good idea!

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What to do first...

Maybe invent a time machine?

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Egroeg Evoli said

meanmistermustard said
Now theres an idea. Lets cancel christmas, replace it with Dooms Day and for 1 day a year we are all allowed to live like there is no tomorrow without fear. You still cant break the law and kill people etc (why waste time on that) but there is no having to conform to what is expected and go thru the same boring rigmarole. Actually live for today for there is no tomorrow.

Who cares if society crumbles, nothing gets done, and companies lose billions of dollars? Worry about that some other time. And all commercialisation of the day is forbidden on pain of being stuffed like a chicken, turkey or some vegetarian dish.

 

Good idea!

a-hard-days-night-george-10

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Maybe invent a time machine?

One year? You mean five days? If we replace Christmas with doomsday, then it will have to be okay to go around killing people, because Christmas is happiness. You would be getting rid of more than just Christmas. you would be replacing happiness with sadness, hope with fear, and life with death. Anyways, what's the problem with killing somebody if they're about to die anyways? People wouldn't care anymore. The world would fall into shambles.

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unknown said

Egroeg Evoli said

meanmistermustard said
Now theres an idea. Lets cancel christmas, replace it with Dooms Day and for 1 day a year we are all allowed to live like there is no tomorrow without fear. You still cant break the law and kill people etc (why waste time on that) but there is no having to conform to what is expected and go thru the same boring rigmarole. Actually live for today for there is no tomorrow.

Who cares if society crumbles, nothing gets done, and companies lose billions of dollars? Worry about that some other time. And all commercialisation of the day is forbidden on pain of being stuffed like a chicken, turkey or some vegetarian dish.

 

Good idea!

a-hard-days-night-george-10

What to do first...

Maybe invent a time machine?

One year? You mean five days? If we replace Christmas with doomsday, then it will have to be okay to go around killing people, because Christmas is happiness. You would be getting rid of more than just Christmas. you would be replacing happiness with sadness, hope with fear, and life with death. Anyways, what's the problem with killing somebody if they're about to die anyways? People wouldn't care anymore. The world would fall into shambles.

 

Oh... that's kinda depressing...

Christmas 4ever! :)

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Egroeg Evoli said
But I still don't get why people put *9* and *17* in their posts randomly. Is there some significance?

At one time, Joe used a "CAPTCHA" in the Forum. We would have to solve a basic math equation in order to save our posts. If the sum of the math equation equalled 9 (John's favorite number), 17 (for Paul), etc..., then the post was considered to be lucky.

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Already stipulated there would be no breaking the law so no killing. But lets not forget that whilst for many christmas is a time of happiness and hope, for many it is a very difficult period filled with sadness and fear and hopelessness.

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20 December 2012
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So, I was looking through the forum and I noticed the "End of the Year Awards." Are we going to do something like that this year? Y'know, despite the end of the world and all?

 

And also:

Egroeg Evoli said But I still don't get why people put *9* and *17* in their posts randomly. Is there some significance?

Zig said At one time, Joe used a "CAPTCHA" in the Forum. We would have to solve a basic math equation in order to save our posts. If the sum of the math equation equalled 9 (John's favorite number), 17 (for Paul), etc…, then the post was considered to be lucky.

Thanks!

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Egroeg Evoli said
So, I was looking through the forum and I noticed the "End of the Year Awards." Are we going to do something like that this year? Y'know, despite the end of the world and all?

That was Sun King's thing, and he hasn't been on in a while, so unless somebody else wants to do that, I guess not.

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I was on tv today. It was awesome.

 

We have this thing called ''Serious Request'', in which 3 dj's of a radiostation called 3fm, which happens to be my favourite radiostation, have to stay in a Glass House for a week, without food, just fruit and vegetable juices. People can request songs and donate money for them. That way a lot of money is being raised for charity. There's also a lot of sportclubs, schools, hospitals and stuff like that who donate money. A lot of stores join in too, with actions like ''Buy this and all money will go to Serious Request''. It's quite fun. This year the house is in Enschede, which happens to be close to where I live and which also happens to be the town in which my school is. This year they're raising money for babies, because the rate of babies dying is still very high in a lot of countries and it often has to do with the way the mothers are taken care of. They've already raised 1.75 million euros.

 

Anyway, I was there and I was front row, singing along and stuff. And the camera KEPT ON FILMING ME. I kinda freaked out so I stuck out my tongue at one point, because the guy wouldn't stop filming and I felt awkward and didn't know what to do xD So I just started waving and sticking my tongue out and things like that. And my parents saw me on tv. And my phone exploded with texts from friends telling me they saw me on tv. Pretty cool I guess.

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Don't forget us when you become a star, Linde. a-hard-days-night-john-3

 

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Hahaha, of course not. Would you like an autograph? JK.

Fun fact: One of the dj's sons is called Lennon. Yes, he is named after John.

 

Also, I have been told by 5, yes FIVE people, there was something at Serious Request who looked exactly like me, but not with straight bangs. Poor girl.

I have to find her though. It would be soooo weird meeting someone who looks like me. Poor girl.

Imagine how that would go: ''Hey, you're me, only...you're not!''

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When you become world reknown in a few years time this will have been youre big break. Just dont forget us and stop posting when you do hit the big time, become a gazillionaire and start dating some boyband guy.

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Linde, I looked up that "Serious Request" on YouTube -- I could not understand it as I don't understand Dutch, but it looked like a celebrity zoo.  There was some famous woman named "Carice Van" something and all these people in a booth, it all seemed crazy.  Maybe it's because I couldn't understand what they were saying.

 

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Linde, I looked up that "Serious Request" on YouTube -- I could not understand it as I don't understand Dutch, but it looked like a celebrity zoo.  There was some famous woman named "Carice Van" something and all these people in a booth, it all seemed crazy.  Maybe it's because I couldn't understand what they were saying.

 

Haha, it's not. It's just that they have guests come over to make it less boring. They also donate stuff and perform sometimes. 

The booth is the Glass House I was talking about. The dj's can't leave the house.

 

The woman is Carice van Houten, a famous actress who is also pursuing a singing career (her voice is alright but her music is sooo dull). She's quite succesful abroad too, she played in Valkyrie with Tom Cruise and other famous eh..people.

If there's anything anyone wants to know, just ask! I'll gladly explain it to you, since I think the whole idea isn't only great, but also fun.

 

Today it was announced they've already raised 6.1 million! Tomorrow is the last day, they'll leave the house around 9 pm. At 4 pm there will be a show with some Dutch bands on the square in Enschede. I'll go there early because it'll be very crowded. It's going to be a big show.

Today was pretty funny in general. They are in Enschede, which is in a region called Twente, in the province of Overijssel. Anyway, we ''Twentenaren'', got a very distinctive accent, with long o's and a's (in English that sounds normal, but in Holland it's not.) When someone from Amsterdam would say ''Almelo'', we would say ''Almelooow''. There are also a lot of words in our dialect which differ from ''regular Dutch''. One of the dj's is from Almelo, my town, and he promised to do an hour in a ''Twents'' accent. So that was pretty funny. I didn't understand a lot, as I don't really speak ''plat'', as we call it. I do have an accent, but I don't know all those ''Twentse'' words. It was funny and now everyone around here is a lot less ashamed of their accent.

I think one of the best ways to describe the accent is saying it's quite close to German. That's kind of logic as it's close to the border. I always thought that had something to do with it. In Belgium they don't speak with a hard G, as we do, but in Brabant and Limburg, 2 provinces just above the border to Belgium they also speak with ''a soft G''. And in North and South Holland they pronounce words with an R the same way as in the UK, while we speak with more of a rolling R, if that makes sense. 

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Thanks Linde.  Interesting information.  That show seems to be quite a phenomenon.  In the USA, we don't really have a TV show like that, which travels around from town to town and region to region with large live audiences; it's almost like a traveling circus (without the animals).  When you first mentioned the "glass booth" it reminded me of the American magician David Blaine, who has done many public stunts (though I never heard he donated money to charities).

So the Twentse dialect is in the south?

I just looked at a map, and I didn't realize Germany was to the south and east and even a bit northeast of Netherlands (I thought it was only south).  I also didn't realize the coastline curves so much upward almost parallel to England as one goes north and east.  A lot of Americans I think don't distinguish Holland from Belgium too much, but I'm sure the people of each region think there's quite a difference, no?

I also noticed that the actress Carice van Houten spoke with a different accent than everyone else -- is she considered "high class"?

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