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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.

 

Good idea!

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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...

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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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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?

 

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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?

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.

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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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Funny Paper said
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"?

It doesn't really travel, it just stays in one place for a whole week and then it just returns the next year in another town with different dj's. Next year it will be in Friesland, which is in the north.

 

No no no, Twente is in the east. It's close to Germany, like I said. 

Look. The yellow bit is Twente, which is part of Overijssel.

 

It isn't that strange, since Belgium is quite similar to Holland. In the upper half of Belgium they also speak Dutch, only they call it ''Vlaams''. And yeah it's very close to England, it's only a few hours away. I believe you can even drive there through a special tunnel which goes all the way over the North Sea. That's a huge benefit of a small country; within a few hours you can get to London or Berlin! 

 

Carice van Houten is from the West of our country. She's from Amsterdam and over there they just speak like that. The dj's are originally from Almelo, Utrecht and Haarlem. Utrecht is in the middle and I'm actually not quite sure what accent they have over there. It's not really specific. Haarlem is in the west too, which means the accent should be quite similar to Carice's. Almelo is in Twente so that accent is, well, the one I've been talking about. I'm not really sure what you mean with high class, but she IS very succesful and rich.

 

Anyway, yesterday I went to the closing show with my best friend and it was awesome. We waited for 3 hours before we could run to the front, but just at the point the security guy told us we could run, the shoulder strap of my bag broke! Just my luck. Anyway, I just pushed everyone aside and ran to the front anyway. The show was great and we were on tv again. Very strange. I came home and the show hadn't been broadcasted yet, that happened about an hour later. So I saw my own face on tv.

They raised over 12 million euros! The crowd went mad. 

When we left, everyone had the same idea. The trainstation was super crowded and security men stopped everyone from going through the doors to the trains. It was ridiculous. If it hasn't been on the news yet here, I'm sure it will. I don't get why they didn't set up extra trains for this occasion, I mean, they could've expected this. Eventually a group just started running, so everyone ran. We got to a train and even got to sit. Unfortunately there were a lot of drunks in the train. One guy was smoking. In the friggin train. And I got hit with an umbrella. I was so glad when I came home.

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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"?

It doesn't really travel, it just stays in one place for a whole week and then it just returns the next year in another town with different dj's. Next year it will be in Friesland, which is in the north.

 

No no no, Twente is in the east. It's close to Germany, like I said. 

Look. The yellow bit is Twente, which is part of Overijssel.

 

It isn't that strange, since Belgium is quite similar to Holland. In the upper half of Belgium they also speak Dutch, only they call it ''Vlaams''. And yeah it's very close to England, it's only a few hours away. I believe you can even drive there through a special tunnel which goes all the way over the North Sea. That's a huge benefit of a small country; within a few hours you can get to London or Berlin! 

 

Carice van Houten is from the West of our country. She's from Amsterdam and over there they just speak like that. The dj's are originally from Almelo, Utrecht and Haarlem. Utrecht is in the middle and I'm actually not quite sure what accent they have over there. It's not really specific. Haarlem is in the west too, which means the accent should be quite similar to Carice's. Almelo is in Twente so that accent is, well, the one I've been talking about. I'm not really sure what you mean with high class, but she IS very succesful and rich.

Thanks Linde -- I'm still a little confused, but that's ok, I can't wrap my head around all the regions and complications that seem normal to you.  Interesting about "Vlaams".  I heard about an organization called "Vlaams Belang", which I support with all my heart.

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