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The "Incredibly Impossible to Derail This Thread" thread
15 August 2014
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@Ahhh Girl, no I haven't done the presentation yet, it's only due for Monday so I still have some time. I am probably going to add Here Comes The Sun and maybe the guitar riff of I feel fine. But, I still have to see if they fit nicely with the presentation.

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15 August 2014
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I am very excited about this weekend. Zag and I are going to attend the finals of an Extreme Mustang Makeover Challenge on Saturday. For those not familiar, the event features trainers who are assigned a wild horse at random and are given only 100 days to tame it to the point where the horse can be adopted at auction. What makes it all the more exciting is the fact that one of this year's participants is a trainer who works at the stables where our horse is boarded. Nate Eicher is no stranger to this competition and has won one in the past. Best of luck, Nate!!

There is a documentary film about this event called Wild Horse, Wild Ride that I highly recommend whether you are into horses or not. It is available on Netflix and other outlets as well. Here is the trailer.

The trainer does not get to keep the horse unless he or she outbids everyone else at the auction. It breaks your heart when the trainer loses the bidding, but ultimately, the horse wins and that's what it's all about.

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15 August 2014
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@Zig    

Cool! I've always wanted to go to thata-hard-days-night-paul-7 Hope you take lots of pictures

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15 August 2014
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Annadog40 said

Funny Paper said
Annadog, will you ever post more pics of your amazing cat?

Sure I am phone so not now

Here is one

 

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15 August 2014
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Mimi said

@Zig    

Cool! I've always wanted to go to thata-hard-days-night-paul-7 Hope you take lots of pictures

Yeah, we are jazzed about the opportunity - especially since someone we know is competing. Nate is our farrier as well! We won't be taking pics though, because we find that when we take pictures at any event, we miss more than half of what's going on. Besides, if years from now my mind gets to the point where I can't recall a great time, a picture will certainly do me no good anyway.

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15 August 2014
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I keep getting a pop up for opensoftwareupdater has anyone else gotten it?

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15 August 2014
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I've only been on my phone today. I just Googled open software updater. There are some tips on uninstalling it out there.

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15 August 2014
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Ahhh Girl said
@Annadog40, our trip is earlier in the year. Hopefully there will be another opportunity for me to meet @AppleScruffJunior.

Question. I don't want to clog up the "Your Favourite Bands (Other than the Beatles)" thread so I will ask here. I merged the two threads about this topic that AD40 pointed out. The other thread was titled "Favorite Non-Beatles Band?" Do you think we need a mash-up of the two titles to be the new thread title? Should I do this

Your Favourite/Favorite Bands (Other than the Beatles)

What way would you search for this using the forum search box?

Great stuff, I'll bring Tayto crisps :D

 

About Liverpool trip (hopefully London will be included as well) anyone and everyone who is a member on the forum I'll be glad to meet up with (I would buy you a beer but alas I'll only be 17 :( ). I should be going around Ringo's birthday (once again fingers crossed)

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15 August 2014
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Thanks Annadog!  Those eyes on that cat!  I'm always amused and amazed by the personality of different cats.

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15 August 2014
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Hey @AppleScruffJunior, was thinking about you earlier when take 2 of 'Apple Scruffs' came on my ipod. Nice to see you back whilst you are in Slovenia!! What's it like there?

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15 August 2014
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It's good, I'm camping out on a friend of a friend's couch for the night, will try to get a lift to the Austrian border to meet up with my parents who are in Weissbriach at the moment. From there I'm going to Venice on Sunday morning to go back to Ireland where I start my final year of school in 10 days (scary :O)

I'm outside the capital Ljubljana and while looking around this evening I saw a cool looking record shop that I might pop in to, shops are too expensive for clothes and things but food is dirt cheap-90c for a glass of wine :O

 

Confession: I don't actually have the proper studio version of Apple Scruffs on my phone cause I don't really like it, if there is a track that is far too over-produced it's AS, I have take 2 and take 1 on my phone (take one only for George's sneeze  a-hard-days-night-george-10  @0:49 )

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15 August 2014
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Loser, you should've come to the Netherlands. Way cooler.

15 August 2014
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If I have time to spare tomorrow I'll pop up there for a couple of hours a-hard-days-night-george-10

Met a girl from Amsterdam when I was in France she was pretty sound.

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16 August 2014
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Slovenia, eh?  I've been wanting to write Slovenian lyrics for a song (a folkish song I'm developing from the traditional "Carnival of Venice" which I'd like to retitle "Carnival of Trieste").  Only problem is, I don't know Slovenian...blue-meanieBut for some reason, I feel it should be in that language.

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16 August 2014
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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8@Funny Paper, have you noticed that our new member @She_is_leaving_home is from Slovenia?

http://www.beatlesbible.com/fo.....2/#p136161

16 August 2014
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Thanks Ahhh Girl, I'll check that out!

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16 August 2014
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I'm looking at these directions I found on the web and trying to figure out just how far you would be walking to do exactly as this guy says.

I'd recommend, just for a change of pace (and to keep the suspense building) that you start with a lovely area, Sefton Park. It's near Ullet Road; Croxteth Drive, Aigburth Drive and Mossley Hill Drive all surround it. This large city park is actually nice for a pleasant stroll. In 1963 Dezo Hoffman posed the Boys leaping wildly into the air, with several apartment buildings and expanses of lawn as backdrop, for cover art on several EP's. You can find almost the very same view, if you want, and photograph your friends the same way...not quite the thrill of posing in the Abbey Road zebra crossing ( = crosswalk), but it'll do for starters. There's also a small boating lake at the end of the park. Legend has it that in the early thirties Alfred Lennon met Julia Stanley here, thus beginning a peculiar, if productive, romance.

Before seeing the Fabs' boyhood homes, you're so close to another landmark that you might as well continue onwards from Sefton Park to Greenbank Lane; at the end, jog right briefly on Greenbank *Road* and you'll be standing at Penny Lane.

It's really here; a modest street, at first lined with houses, then a small railway bridge (more houses beneath, with lovely brickwork), and then a small cluster of shops---nothing fancy, quite suburban. You can walk its length easily in a few minutes, and you'll know you've arrived when you see the famous roundabout---a sensible system the British have for the meeting of two or more streets. The bank mentioned in the song is still there, though I didn't see a barber; must've closed long ago. The shelter in the middle of the roundabout is intact, though boarded up, but people can sit here (on sunny days) and enjoy the busy traffic.

And once you've been there, you may notice a delightful phenomenon: you'll never hear the song again without being transported back to this spot, instantly, or seeing it in your mind. Being in Liverpool gives *all* the Beatles' songs a striking resonance; like many ineffable mysteries in life, you'll actually perceive this aura of meaning through some sense beyond the five normal ones. It's almost as if their former presence here has transfered some sort of core-deep understanding to you. But don't ask me to prove it scientifically. :-)

At the roundabout you'll find Smithdown Road; turn right and continue roughly southeast till Smithdown Road turns into Menlove Avenue. We all know who used to live here. The two-story house at 251 is surrounded by a black wrought-iron fence and dense, if thankfully short, foliage. It looks very much as it did when John was growing up here, though the decorated glass-panes in the window are obviously of recent origin.

People stop here frequently: huge tour buses, cars, cyclists, walkers. It's a wonder there's only a *small* sign reminding pilgrims that this is a private residence. Anyway, please don't intrude beyond the front gate. Just stand and admire.

Close by, and walkable, is Beaconsfield Road. Walk down it about halfway and you'll come to a big running wall; a red-painted ironwork gate with stylized berries and leaves; and a gatepost that says "Strawberry Field". Singular. The gate is closed but you don't want to go in, anyway; you want to stand before the little sign and read the graffiti from various travelers. Long ago, during John's childhood, the orphanage that was run from here (in a Victorian brick building that has since been replaced) held carnivals, or "fetes" regularly. Now there's a new building, and if you're lucky you'll see a face in one of the windows, peering curiously at you as you peer reverently across the fields.

Backtrack down Beaconsfield (if you can tear yourself away) up Menlove Avenue, and take the fork to Calderstones Road. Turn left at Harthill Road and you'll be near Quarry Bank Grammar School, now called (after the park in which it's situated) Calderstone's Community Comprehensive School. You can wander into the front drive if you want and imagine the place where John and his young friends spent many wearying moments as schoolkids, but which nevertheless impressed John so much that to the end of his days he proudly wore the Quarry Bank tie. The day I was there (in the happy company, among others, of Geoff Eddy and Harold Somers, the latter our generous guide), the headmaster came out and spoke to us; agreed that the name change was ill-advised; and told us it would have been his pleasure to show us around had we only come earlier in the day; the school had been having its annual Christmas fete.

At the end of Calderstones Road is Allerton Road; and if you remember your Beatles history you'll know that Dr. Macca comes from Allerton, a less-posh neighborhood than Woolton (whence John). If you follow Allerton Road all the way down to Cleveley or Chalfont Roads, you can turn west and jog right or left off the main boulevard, Mather Avenue, to Forthlin Road. Here was Paul's dad's humble abode; look for the house number 20. It's a small, flat-fronted, connected row house with a few rose bushes in front and a fence. You might recall that Aunt Mimi did not approve of John's practicing the guitar, so more often than not the incipient team of Lennon-McCartney would practice and compose here; there's a photo of J and P strumming furiously over a notebook in which the words to "I Saw Her Standing There" can be seen, and Mike McCartney, Paul's younger brother, took that shot in the front room of the house at Forthlin Road.

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AppleScruffJunior said
If I have time to spare tomorrow I'll pop up there for a couple of hours a-hard-days-night-george-10

Met a girl from Amsterdam when I was in France she was pretty sound.

Amsterdam is cool. Wouldn't want to live there though. Way too big and dangerous. Not that my town isn't scary with all the burglaries and drugsdeals lately.

 

Aargh. I was supposed to go out tonight but then I got sick. 

17 August 2014
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I think McDonald's should be able to turn away customers like a bartender. 

"Three Big Macs please." 

"Sir, I think you've had enough."

 

Just a light-hearted joke to brighten up your day.  :)

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