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The "Incredibly Impossible to Derail This Thread" thread
28 October 2013
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Ahhh Girl said
So as to not derail another thread, I'll ask trcanberra this question here. Why did your family move to Australia? I don't think you've told us yet. If so, just point me to the answer. 

They had a whole bunch of reasons, there was a big wave of migration from the UK to Australia at the time in response to the gloomy economy in the 'old country'.  My uncle and his family came here as well, even my grandparents came out for a bit but got homesick and went back.  The government here also subsidised the fares heavily – we only paid 10 quid each for a month on a very nice cruise ship to get here.

A few of the reasons included dad getting a great job offer (which fizzled while we were on the boat), I was a sickly little kid and doctors recommended a change of climate to something warmer (I think I almost matched Ringo for days lost at school – I missed half of my first year in secondary school), my brother was one of those delinquents you read about in Lewisohn and they wanted to get him away from the environment, mum liked the look of koalas, on it goes :)

It's been great overall, though I don't get back to Wales as often as I would like, I quite miss the old place at times – plus I loved the museums and art galleries in London.  Turner is my favourite artist – luckily we just had a great exhibition here from the Tate to celebrate Canberra's centenary.

Sorry, I'm rambling – hope that lot didn't bore people too much.

 

28 October 2013
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Nice mix of national historical information and family history. I learned something.

28 October 2013
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Nice mix of national historical information and family history. I learned something.

Cheers.  On a Beatles-related note, my first school day trip away from the family was to Liverpool.  We were all mad Beatles fans, teachers included, so we did a tour of some of the fan spots (this was around 1967) – it was great to see many of the places that were usually just on the news.  I've been trying to track down my photos, I had the first use of the family's old black & white, but no luck so far.

 

28 October 2013
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Ahhh Girl said
a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Nice mix of national historical information and family history. I learned something.

Cheers.  On a Beatles-related note, my first school day trip away from the family was to Liverpool.  We were all mad Beatles fans, teachers included, so we did a tour of some of the fan spots (this was around 1967) – it was great to see many of the places that were usually just on the news.  I've been trying to track down my photos, I had the first use of the family's old black & white, but no luck so far.

 

Oh, man, what a field trip. We always just went to the Pink Palace in Memphis. I did like the pencils with the little rocks in the clear tube near the eraser from the gift shop though.

When I taught school in Memphis, I don't know how we got away with this one, but we took the students to a theme park with rides and shows, etc. called Opryland in Nashville.

 

28 October 2013
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Ahhh Girl said

trcanberra said

Ahhh Girl said
a-hard-days-night-ringo-8Nice mix of national historical information and family history. I learned something.

Cheers.  On a Beatles-related note, my first school day trip away from the family was to Liverpool.  We were all mad Beatles fans, teachers included, so we did a tour of some of the fan spots (this was around 1967) – it was great to see many of the places that were usually just on the news.  I've been trying to track down my photos, I had the first use of the family's old black & white, but no luck so far.

 

Oh, man, what a field trip. We always just went to the Pink Palace in Memphis. I did like the pencils with the little rocks in the clear tube near the eraser from the gift shop though.

When I taught school in Memphis, I don't know how we got away with this one, but we took the students to a theme park with rides and shows, etc. called Opryland in Nashville.

 

Those sound like some awesome field trips. 

When I was in school they mostly took us New Orleans museums or the zoo or somewhere in Mobile,AL; however, in 4th grade the took us to the state capital to spend the whole day there which was cool. I had more fun in New Orleans though. a-hard-days-night-george-9 

I found your history, both family and national, very interesting trcanberra. Learning something new everyday. a-hard-days-night-george-10

28 October 2013
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Oh God, I found another one…

http://www.adverts.ie/pottery-…..ue/2870053

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28 October 2013
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Oh God, I found another one…

http://www.adverts.ie/pottery-…..ue/2870053

paul-mccartney

Ewwwwww. John's ashes are turning over – wherever they are.

 

28 October 2013
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Good luck, em!

And now for something completely different…

In a different thread, fabfouremily mentioned her distaste for adverts on television. Recently, I had been thinking about how target marketing has followed me throughout my lifetime – I have always loved watching TV. When I was a kid watching Scooby-Doo cartoons (yes folks, the original series from 1969!) I remember commercials for sugary breakfast cereals and whatever "gotta-have-it" toys/games were being sold during that particular Christmas season. Later in my childhood/young adulthood came the adverts for acne creams, latest fashions, music, etc…. Now I'm watching shows that have commercials for the HurryCane, attorneys who want to sue on my behalf for bad hip replacements and remedies for erectile dysfunction. I am quite delighted to say that I require none of the above but God, I miss those sugary cereal commercials!

How about this one Zig?

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
29 October 2013
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AppleScruffJunior said
Oh God, I found another one…

http://www.adverts.ie/pottery-…..ue/2870053

paul-mccartney

I find that one a little less creepy than the George one. 

29 October 2013
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meanmistermustard said

Zig said
Good luck, em!

And now for something completely different…

In a different thread, fabfouremily mentioned her distaste for adverts on television. Recently, I had been thinking about how target marketing has followed me throughout my lifetime – I have always loved watching TV. When I was a kid watching Scooby-Doo cartoons (yes folks, the original series from 1969!) I remember commercials for sugary breakfast cereals and whatever "gotta-have-it" toys/games were being sold during that particular Christmas season. Later in my childhood/young adulthood came the adverts for acne creams, latest fashions, music, etc…. Now I'm watching shows that have commercials for the HurryCane, attorneys who want to sue on my behalf for bad hip replacements and remedies for erectile dysfunction. I am quite delighted to say that I require none of the above but God, I miss those sugary cereal commercials!

How about this one Zig?

I am not afraid of clowns normally; however, that one scares me. paul-mccartneypaul-mccartneypaul-mccartney

29 October 2013
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meanmistermustard said

Zig said
Good luck, em!

And now for something completely different…

In a different thread, fabfouremily mentioned her distaste for adverts on television. Recently, I had been thinking about how target marketing has followed me throughout my lifetime – I have always loved watching TV. When I was a kid watching Scooby-Doo cartoons (yes folks, the original series from 1969!) I remember commercials for sugary breakfast cereals and whatever "gotta-have-it" toys/games were being sold during that particular Christmas season. Later in my childhood/young adulthood came the adverts for acne creams, latest fashions, music, etc…. Now I'm watching shows that have commercials for the HurryCane, attorneys who want to sue on my behalf for bad hip replacements and remedies for erectile dysfunction. I am quite delighted to say that I require none of the above but God, I miss those sugary cereal commercials!

How about this one Zig?

That's tremendous. My wife is horrifically afraid of clowns, so if I tried to show this to her, she might divorce me, so I'll leave it alone.

But since we're on the subject of creepy clowns in commercials…

For the non-Americans, this clown is actually Willard Scott, a well known U.S. meteorologist.

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29 October 2013
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^^This might turn into a phobia conversation like we had about bananas.

Changing topic:

Hold the presses. I think we have been going about this the wrong way. You know that old saying, "If you can't beat them, join them?" We need to get meanmistermustard hired on as an Apple executive. If they don't have any positions open, we need to convince the management team that mmm is very talented and that they should create a position just for him. We must convince them that they really, really NEED him.

29 October 2013
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I never understood how anyone could be afraid of clowns. After looking at the vid posted by mmm, I totally get it.

Yikes.

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29 October 2013
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^^This might turn into a phobia conversation like we had about bananas.

Changing topic:

Hold the presses. I think we have been going about this the wrong way. You know that old saying, "If you can't beat them, join them?" We need to get meanmistermustard hired on as an Apple executive. If they don't have any positions open, we need to convince the management team that mmm is very talented and that they should create a position just for him. We must convince them that they really, really NEED him.

Are you talking about getting clowns into Apple to teach them things? There are plenty there already going by how they do things so we don't want to give them ideas. Next up we will be getting exclusive official extra long Beatle clown shoes, joke flowers and noses that honk when pushed. Anyway i'm looking forward to paying $15 for a 2014 official Yellow Submarine Pencil Sharpener, really makes up for not hearing Carnival Of Light.

And you can't say Apple aren't finding new ways to make money, they have found a way to get fans to pay £7 for a bit of cardboard (see the On Air, Live At The BBC Vol. 2 thread).

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
29 October 2013
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The talk of cereal commercials remind me of a spoof in one of my favorite movies, "Putney Swope" (directed by Robert Downey, Sr.).

 

 

 

If only all commercials could be so frank.

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29 October 2013
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Good news everyone, I finally got…

 

All THINGS MUST PASS!!! (I'm  sorry about the black writing I don't know how the hell I did that but anyways :) ) I went into the music shop today and I asked the lady behind the counter did they have All Things Must Pass and they did :D I got the last copy a-hard-days-night-john-1 Got it for 22 euro, (my AltGr button isn't working) and was very happy :) Also got Kisses On The Bottom for 8 euro, Jools Holland's Small World Big Band and Eric Clapton Live in '86 DVD, I'm a happy camper!

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29 October 2013
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meanmistermustard said

Ahhh Girl said
^^This might turn into a phobia conversation like we had about bananas.

Changing topic:

Hold the presses. I think we have been going about this the wrong way. You know that old saying, "If you can't beat them, join them?" We need to get meanmistermustard hired on as an Apple executive. If they don't have any positions open, we need to convince the management team that mmm is very talented and that they should create a position just for him. We must convince them that they really, really NEED him.

Are you talking about getting clowns into Apple to teach them things? There are plenty there already going by how they do things so we don't want to give them ideas. Next up we will be getting exclusive official extra long Beatle clown shoes, joke flowers and noses that honk when pushed. Anyway i'm looking forward to paying $15 for a 2014 official Yellow Submarine Pencil Sharpener, really makes up for not hearing Carnival Of Light.

And you can't say Apple aren't finding new ways to make money, they have found a way to get fans to pay £7 for a bit of cardboard (see the On Air, Live At The BBC Vol. 2 thread).

See, you feed them all these ideas of yours that go along with the way they think (you have such great, funny ones) so that they start liking you a lot and find you invaluable. But, that's just your cover story. Since you are a trusted, wonderful employee they give you the combination to the vault. You then raid the vault at night, make copies of all the precious material, and then slip them back into the vault before anyone misses them. Once you have your mission accomplished, you can wreak whatever havoc on them you wish.

 

29 October 2013
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Ahhh Girl said

meanmistermustard said

Ahhh Girl said
^^This might turn into a phobia conversation like we had about bananas.

Changing topic:

Hold the presses. I think we have been going about this the wrong way. You know that old saying, "If you can't beat them, join them?" We need to get meanmistermustard hired on as an Apple executive. If they don't have any positions open, we need to convince the management team that mmm is very talented and that they should create a position just for him. We must convince them that they really, really NEED him.

Are you talking about getting clowns into Apple to teach them things? There are plenty there already going by how they do things so we don't want to give them ideas. Next up we will be getting exclusive official extra long Beatle clown shoes, joke flowers and noses that honk when pushed. Anyway i'm looking forward to paying $15 for a 2014 official Yellow Submarine Pencil Sharpener, really makes up for not hearing Carnival Of Light.

And you can't say Apple aren't finding new ways to make money, they have found a way to get fans to pay £7 for a bit of cardboard (see the On Air, Live At The BBC Vol. 2 thread).

See, you feed them all these ideas of yours that go along with the way they think (you have such great, funny ones) so that they start liking you a lot and find you invaluable. But, that's just your cover story. Since you are a trusted, wonderful employee they give you the combination to the vault. You then raid the vault at night, make copies of all the precious material, and then slip them back into the vault before anyone misses them. Once you have your mission accomplished, you can wreak whatever havoc on them you wish.

 

Meanmrmustard

>:)

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29 October 2013
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Kenny Everett did that a number of years ago with a few acetates which were eventually bootlegged so it's certainly possible.

Sadly i'd talk too much sense when speaking about projects, like a song promo's dvd or a deluxe album boxsets with outtakes or, dare we go there, a Let It Be dvd (shhhhh!!) with sensible price points being charged, so i'd get fired. 

Going the other way might actually see them in production and being sold and i couldn't live knowing such crap had actually been licensed.

"Well, probably we'll sell less records, less people'll go to see the film, we'll write less songs, and we'll all die of failure" (John Lennon 8/64)
29 October 2013
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meanmistermustard said
a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Kenny Everett did that a number of years ago with a few acetates which were eventually bootlegged so it's certainly possible.

Sadly i'd talk too much sense when speaking about projects, like a song promo's dvd or a deluxe album boxsets with outtakes or, dare we go there, a Let It Be dvd (shhhhh!!) with sensible price points being charged, so i'd get fired. 

Going the other way might actually see them in production and being sold and i couldn't live knowing such crap had actually been licensed.

Well, for mmm's sanity and peace of mind, ASJ we do need all those talented family members of yours with their heavy equipment to help with Operation Apple Vault Storm.

 

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