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The "Incredibly Impossible to Derail This Thread" thread
11 January 2014
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wetsroosa said

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Duh. Never thought about "rossa" as in wetsroosa meaning red. Just never stopped to think about it. It hit me when I was looking at the names of the high speed trains in Italy:

Frecciarossa · Frecciargento · Frecciabianca.

Red Arrow · Silver Arrow · White Arrow

http://www.trenitalia.com/cms/…..17f90aRCRD

 

Are the two "o"s in roosa the same as the two "s"s in rossa?

Can y'all tell I'm not getting enough sleep lately? Eyes crossing. Brain frying. Thanks for pointing this utter silliness out to me.

EDIT: Now I remember why I thought of this. When wetsroosa says his name on his radio show it sounds like ROSE-A. I had in my mind differently until I heard him say it.

It depends on which Roosa you're talking to, as well as where they live. I do pronounce it "Row-ZA," (think Rosa Parks), because that's what I was taught, but I'm certain there are others, especially in Holland, that go with "ROO-sah," like the roo in rooster. (Which was my nickname on my high school baseball team.) The name is Dutch, BTW. I wish in that USAA insurance commericial featuring Stu Roosa's granddaughters that one of those girls would have said his first and last name, since he's still the most famous Roosa there is and I'd be curious to hear how they pronounce it.

So I'm not too far off my rocker yet. I knew there was something going on with this. Thanks for the added commentary. I'll listen more closely to the pronunciation today.

 

11 January 2014
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I rather feel like a dunce. I just now realized that since the middle of last July when I ripped my Anthology 1 to put it on my mp3 player, I forgot, overlooked, and/or didn't realize it was a 2 disc set. I've only had part 2 this whole time. I'll rectify that situation now.

13 January 2014
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I just read something horrible that happened.

This 17 year old immigrant girl (yes, the immigrant part is relevant. Btw, there are a lot of them in the Netherlands, most of them Turkish or Maroccan, or Antilian) was shopping in a city called the Hague with a friend when she suddenly got a diabetic attack. At that point she was in the Hema, a warehouse and thought it'd be smart to shoot some insulin in a fitting room. Then, all of a sudden, the curtains were pulled aside agressively and two security men grabbed her arms. They had mistaken her for a drug addict. She didn't really understand the situation and when they told her they'd bring her over to the police, she got so scared she wet herself a little. They then smacked her face against the wall, held her and took her to the office, for further examination. Her friend also tried to explain what happened, but they didn't listen. She called the girl's mom, who came over immediately, but couldn't get in to the office, and wasn't let in. The girl showed her medicines to prove she is a diabetic, but the branch manager didn't believe her and said that was a good lie to get out sooner, and that all those immigrants are the same. 

I don't know how or why but eventually she could go, after some more nasty discriminating remarks. She was smacked against the wall a few times and had wounds from the security men who had treated her so rough. Also, she got a fine because she lost a bit of urine. I think this is so ridiculous. She is now going to sue to warehouse and I hope she will win the case. I can't believe some people, ugh. 

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Linde said
I just read something horrible that happened.

This 17 year old immigrant girl (yes, the immigrant part is relevant. Btw, there are a lot of them in the Netherlands, most of them Turkish or Maroccan, or Antilian) was shopping in a city called the Hague with a friend when she suddenly got a diabetic attack. At that point she was in the Hema, a warehouse and thought it'd be smart to shoot some insulin in a fitting room. Then, all of a sudden, the curtains were pulled aside agressively and two security men grabbed her arms. They had mistaken her for a drug addict. She didn't really understand the situation and when they told her they'd bring her over to the police, she got so scared she wet herself a little. They then smacked her face against the wall, held her and took her to the office, for further examination. Her friend also tried to explain what happened, but they didn't listen. She called the girl's mom, who came over immediately, but couldn't get in to the office, and wasn't let in. The girl showed her medicines to prove she is a diabetic, but the branch manager didn't believe her and said that was a good lie to get out sooner, and that all those immigrants are the same. 

I don't know how or why but eventually she could go, after some more nasty discriminating remarks. She was smacked against the wall a few times and had wounds from the security men who had treated her so rough. Also, she got a fine because she lost a bit of urine. I think this is so ridiculous. She is now going to sue to warehouse and I hope she will win the case. I can't believe some people, ugh. 

That sounds horrible. Humans suck.

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Ahhh Girl said
I rather feel like a dunce. I just now realized that since the middle of last July when I ripped my Anthology 1 to put it on my mp3 player, I forgot, overlooked, and/or didn't realize it was a 2 disc set. I've only had part 2 this whole time. I'll rectify that situation now.

Oh my! :)

I find the first CD the most interesting of the 4 I have listened to so far (Vol 1 and Vol 2), just for the historical stuff I hadn't heard before and which I personally find more interesting than alternate takes etc.  Vol 3 is the next on my list of things to listen to, but taking my son to see the new Hobbit movie later today so maybe tomorrow.

 

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I haven't even seen the first Hobbit movie in it's entirety. I tried to watch it once, but after an hour I was too tired so I went to bed. Saturday I tried to watch it again, but after one and a half hour I was just so bored, couldn't bear to watch the rest of it. I was a bit surprised that I found it so boring. Usually I love those kind of films. Knowing myself, I'll probably try to watch the rest of it anyway, just out of curiosity.

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I haven't even seen the first Hobbit movie in it's entirety. I tried to watch it once, but after an hour I was too tired so I went to bed. Saturday I tried to watch it again, but after one and a half hour I was just so bored, couldn't bear to watch the rest of it. I was a bit surprised that I found it so boring. Usually I love those kind of films. Knowing myself, I'll probably try to watch the rest of it anyway, just out of curiosity.

It's one of my favorites, but it's not for everyone. The 2nd one isn't as good as the first either (except for one scene) so if you're bored by the first one, don't even try for the second. Although there are some cool fight scenes.

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IveJustSeenAFaceo said

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I haven't even seen the first Hobbit movie in it's entirety. I tried to watch it once, but after an hour I was too tired so I went to bed. Saturday I tried to watch it again, but after one and a half hour I was just so bored, couldn't bear to watch the rest of it. I was a bit surprised that I found it so boring. Usually I love those kind of films. Knowing myself, I'll probably try to watch the rest of it anyway, just out of curiosity.

It's one of my favorites, but it's not for everyone. The 2nd one isn't as good as the first either (except for one scene) so if you're bored by the first one, don't even try for the second. Although there are some cool fight scenes.

Interesting, most of the reviews for the 2nd one are better.  Will let you know what I thought tomorrow.

 

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Just got back from the cinema – thought it flowed better than the first, though it was far less faithful to the book (a bit like the 2nd Lord of the Rings movie in that way).  My son loved it which is the main thing.

14 January 2014
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Well, I've just had a LOVELY last couple of days… got hit hard with a fever and am only now getting over it. The last two days, I've had the shivers, the aches, the hallucinations (seriously), was running a 103 degree temperature and the only food I ate over the last two days was a peanut butter sandwich and saltine crackers with Sprite. I stayed home from work yesterday and spent the majority of the day in bed. (The wife now thinks I'm a wuss. It only took 4 years of marriage for her to figure this out. a-hard-days-night-george-10)  I feel much better this morning and am able to resume regular duties, but wow if I never get a fever again it'll be a blessing. I still can't get that nasty "sick" taste out of my mouth, but I can live with that.

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Since it's only one book, and it's a pretty short book at that, they had to add a BUNCH of stuff to it to make it fill 3 movies.

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Well, I've just had a LOVELY last couple of days… got hit hard with a fever and am only now getting over it. The last two days, I've had the shivers, the aches, the hallucinations (seriously), was running a 103 degree temperature and the only food I ate over the last two days was a peanut butter sandwich and saltine crackers with Sprite. I stayed home from work yesterday and spent the majority of the day in bed. (The wife now thinks I'm a wuss. It only took 4 years of marriage for her to figure this out. a-hard-days-night-george-10)  I feel much better this morning and am able to resume regular duties, but wow if I never get a fever again it'll be a blessing. I still can't get that nasty "sick" taste out of my mouth, but I can live with that.

Glad you are on the mend, wetsroosa. Do we want to know the content of those hallucinations? a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

 

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Ahhh Girl said

wetsroosa said
Well, I've just had a LOVELY last couple of days… got hit hard with a fever and am only now getting over it. The last two days, I've had the shivers, the aches, the hallucinations (seriously), was running a 103 degree temperature and the only food I ate over the last two days was a peanut butter sandwich and saltine crackers with Sprite. I stayed home from work yesterday and spent the majority of the day in bed. (The wife now thinks I'm a wuss. It only took 4 years of marriage for her to figure this out. a-hard-days-night-george-10)  I feel much better this morning and am able to resume regular duties, but wow if I never get a fever again it'll be a blessing. I still can't get that nasty "sick" taste out of my mouth, but I can live with that.

Glad you are on the mend, wetsroosa. Do we want to know the content of those hallucinations? a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

 

 

Nothing exciting- just black polka dots or red stars that would show up at random when I would stare at a wall. And they only lasted for like 5-10 seconds. Now, if it had been a vision of a reunited Beatles or Jennifer Lawrence in various states of undress, it would have been far more enjoyable, but alas…

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wetsroosa said

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wetsroosa said
Well, I've just had a LOVELY last couple of days… got hit hard with a fever and am only now getting over it. The last two days, I've had the shivers, the aches, the hallucinations (seriously), was running a 103 degree temperature and the only food I ate over the last two days was a peanut butter sandwich and saltine crackers with Sprite. I stayed home from work yesterday and spent the majority of the day in bed. (The wife now thinks I'm a wuss. It only took 4 years of marriage for her to figure this out. a-hard-days-night-george-10)  I feel much better this morning and am able to resume regular duties, but wow if I never get a fever again it'll be a blessing. I still can't get that nasty "sick" taste out of my mouth, but I can live with that.

Glad you are on the mend, wetsroosa. Do we want to know the content of those hallucinations? a-hard-days-night-ringo-6

 

 

Nothing exciting- just black polka dots or red stars that would show up at random when I would stare at a wall. And they only lasted for like 5-10 seconds. Now, if it had been a vision of a reunited Beatles or Jennifer Lawrence in various states of undress, it would have been far more enjoyable, but alas…

Well, if you do get to have hallucinations in the future, we will hope for them to come from a better experience and lead to a better experience.

 

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I just read something horrible that happened.

This 17 year old immigrant girl (yes, the immigrant part is relevant. Btw, there are a lot of them in the Netherlands, most of them Turkish or Maroccan, or Antilian) was shopping in a city called the Hague with a friend when she suddenly got a diabetic attack. At that point she was in the Hema, a warehouse and thought it'd be smart to shoot some insulin in a fitting room. Then, all of a sudden, the curtains were pulled aside agressively and two security men grabbed her arms. They had mistaken her for a drug addict. She didn't really understand the situation and when they told her they'd bring her over to the police, she got so scared she wet herself a little. They then smacked her face against the wall, held her and took her to the office, for further examination. Her friend also tried to explain what happened, but they didn't listen. She called the girl's mom, who came over immediately, but couldn't get in to the office, and wasn't let in. The girl showed her medicines to prove she is a diabetic, but the branch manager didn't believe her and said that was a good lie to get out sooner, and that all those immigrants are the same. 

I don't know how or why but eventually she could go, after some more nasty discriminating remarks. She was smacked against the wall a few times and had wounds from the security men who had treated her so rough. Also, she got a fine because she lost a bit of urine. I think this is so ridiculous. She is now going to sue to warehouse and I hope she will win the case. I can't believe some people, ugh. 

That's absolutely horrible.. I'm surprised they're even allowed to treat her like that. Obviously, though in this case they were (very) wrong, they have to be tough with people who are doing something illegal, but what's this about smacking her face against the wall? I feel sorry for the poor girl, especially because, as you say, the fact that she's not Dutch is relevant it seems.

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A couple on safari have been attacked by an Elephant whilst in their car, the elephant was put down.

Forgive me but if you go up close to wild animal, be it an elephant, cow, horse, lion, monkey or any other in its habitat then its your fault if it attacks, putting it down was a ridiculous decision. Any driver should know full well you stay behind it and let it move on. This has annoyed me.

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Can't blame the elephant for that. 

In other elephant news, one has been eating out of the Pearls Before Swine characters trashcan. That strip is the best. The author is a Beatles fan, too. http://www.gocomics.com/pearls…..tWITPRDuSo

In a related question, how do you get the links to be words? Like if I wanted the "Pearls Before Swine" in the previous sentence to be a link, instead of putting it at the end.

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IveJustSeenAFaceo said
Can't blame the elephant for that. 

In other elephant news, one has been eating out of the Pearls Before Swine characters trashcan. That strip is the best. The author is a Beatles fan, too. http://www.gocomics.com/pearls…..tWITPRDuSo

In a related question, how do you get the links to be words? Like if I wanted the "Pearls Before Swine" in the previous sentence to be a link, instead of putting it at the end.

  1. Select the text you wish to be the link,
  2. click the icon in the text toolbar (along from B, I, U etc – looks like a chain link, like in the picture below),  
  3. a pop-up box will appear, paste in the link where it says "Link URL"
  4. press the "insert" button

 

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meanmistermustard said

IveJustSeenAFaceo said
Can't blame the elephant for that. 

In other elephant news, one has been eating out of the Pearls Before Swine characters trashcan. That strip is the best. The author is a Beatles fan, too. http://www.gocomics.com/pearls…..tWITPRDuSo

In a related question, how do you get the links to be words? Like if I wanted the "Pearls Before Swine" in the previous sentence to be a link, instead of putting it at the end.

    1. Select the text you wish to be the link,
      1. click the icon in the text toolbar (along from B, I, U etc – looks like a chain link, like in the picture below),  
        1. a pop-up box will appear, paste in the link where it says "Link URL"
          1. press the "insert" button

           

          Just to add on to mmm's instructions, you can choose for the link to pop up in the same window or in a separate window.

           

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