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The "Incredibly Impossible to Derail This Thread" thread
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Lynch originally turned down an offer to direct “Episode VI: Return Of The Jedi” so he could do “Dune” instead! I so, so wish we could’ve seen HIS Star Wars instalment…

  

I was reading David Cronenberg was asked to do it too? that’s even more bonkers to me, hahahaha

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Portsmouth in England used to have a 53 foot high (16 metre) sculpture of an Ultrasauros dinosaur (not a real dinosaur) which attracted over 100,000 visitors during its time there in August-September 2010. It burnt down at the end of September 2010 shortly before going on tour before being returned to Portsmouth as a permanent fixture.

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A fund was set up to replace it that raised £35,000 for the replacement. Many were disappointed with the replacement when it was recently unveiled, feeling it didn’t quite have the impact of the original.

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Ron Nasty said
Portsmouth in England used to have a 53 foot high (16 metre) sculpture of an Ultrasauros dinosaur (not a real dinosaur) which attracted over 100,000 visitors during its time there in August-September 2010. It burnt down at the end of September 2010 shortly before going on tour before being returned to Portsmouth as a permanent fixture.

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A fund was set up to replace it that raised £35,000 for the replacement. Many were disappointed with the replacement when it was recently unveiled, feeling it didn’t quite have the impact of the original.


  

To be honest, I quite like it.

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I just noticed that there is a David Bowie emoji on my Android phone. In fact, there’s a male one and a female one.

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I just noticed that there is a David Bowie emoji on my Android phone. In fact, there’s a male one and a female one.

  

It looks like a combination of the Aladdin Sane and Thin White Duke era.

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I just noticed that there is a David Bowie emoji on my Android phone. In fact, there’s a male one and a female one.

  

I have noticed it too, but I haven’t used it yet. 

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It’s officially just a “singer” emoji and some versions are more inspired by Prince than Bowie, but most of them are vaguely Aladdin Sanesque.

The gender-neutral version https://emojipedia.org/singer/
Man version https://emojipedia.org/man-singer/
Woman version https://emojipedia.org/woman-singer/

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really interesting that the WhatsApp ones are Prince based vs. the others

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I have a sneaking suspicion that I’ve thanked more than I’ve posted, mostly because I don’t really have much to say but want to acknowledge the poster in a way.

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Let It Bleed said
I have a sneaking suspicion that I’ve thanked more than I’ve posted, mostly because I don’t really have much to say but want to acknowledge the poster in a way.

  

I reckon I’d be the same. It’s a very useful button, the thanks button!paul-mccartney-thumb_gifpaul-mccartney-thumb_gif

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It’s been 2 weeks since someone posted here, sooooooo… what’s everyone’s favorite game? 

Personally, mine’s Cookie Clicker. I played it a while back in 2013-14 and since it was released on Steam I’ve been getting back to work hard. I’m not very good at it, but I’ve been using a few add-one to help me out.

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Recently watched some great documentaries that I am sure others here would enjoy:

Jazz on a Summers Day – about the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival, watched a remastered version in a local cinema. Some incredible performances by Anita O’Day, Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk etc in their heyday. Also some beautiful, fascinating crowd footage! 9/10

Summer of Soul (Or When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) – an American music festival in the summer of 1969. No, not that one! Footage of the Harlem Cultural festival was captured but was unreleased for over 50 years. Highlights for me include Sly and the Family Stone, The 5th Dimension and a brilliant young Stevie Wonder. This is on Disney+ if you want to check it out. 8/10

The Doors: Live at the Hollywood Bowl ’68 – again managed to catch this in a local cinema recently. They were an utterly incredible live band, Jim had the audience wrapped around his finger! And of course what an aesthetically pleasing man he was, worth a watch for that alone really. 7/10

Quant – a lovely documentary about fashion designer Mary Quant. Some of the doc editing choices are questionable but overall I learned a lot about her and would recommend. 7/10

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Let It Bleed said
I have a sneaking suspicion that I’ve thanked more than I’ve posted, mostly because I don’t really have much to say but want to acknowledge the poster in a way.

  

I like posting but have to really feel what I’m saying most of the time. 

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kelicopter said
Recently watched some great documentaries that I am sure others here would enjoy:

Jazz on a Summers Day – about the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival, watched a remastered version in a local cinema. Some incredible performances by Anita O’Day, Louis Armstrong, Thelonious Monk etc in their heyday. Also some beautiful, fascinating crowd footage! 9/10

Summer of Soul (Or When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) – an American music festival in the summer of 1969. No, not that one! Footage of the Harlem Cultural festival was captured but was unreleased for over 50 years. Highlights for me include Sly and the Family Stone, The 5th Dimension and a brilliant young Stevie Wonder. This is on Disney+ if you want to check it out. 8/10

 

Wow, “Jazz on A Summer’s Day” cleaned up and on a big screen must’ve been lovely to look at – that helicopter footage of the yacht race in particular. I’ve only seen it on YouTube, classic. 

Loved “Summer of Soul” too! Its been a great year for rockumentaries (Beatles, Velvet Underground, the Sparks one which I didn’t see…)

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Wow, “Jazz on A Summer’s Day” cleaned up and on a big screen must’ve been lovely to look at – that helicopter footage of the yacht race in particular. I’ve only seen it on YouTube, classic. 

Loved “Summer of Soul” too! Its been a great year for rockumentaries (Beatles, Velvet Underground, the Sparks one which I didn’t see…)

  

 

Hey VB! JOASD was stunning on the big screen, lucky to have caught it, but to be fair I have seen a couple of versions on YouTube that are brilliant quality.

Yet to see The Velvet Underground one as I don’t have Apple TV but will try and catch it at some point!

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I’m watching a video of The Lyrics: Paul McCartney in Conversation at the Royal Festival Hall. It’s introduced by Elaine Bedell, CEO of the Southbank Centre, who describes the book as “an extraordinary catalogue of every song that Paul McCartney has ever written”.

How about some basic research before giving an introductory speech? In fact, the book contains the lyrics to 154 songs, which is nowhere near to the total number of songs that Paul has ever written: Paul McCartney reveals the 154 songs featured in forthcoming biography ‘The Lyrics’

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Richard said
I’m watching a video of The Lyrics: Paul McCartney in Conversation at the Royal Festival Hall. It’s introduced by Elaine Bedell, CEO of the Southbank Centre, who describes the book as “an extraordinary catalogue of every song that Paul McCartney has ever written”.

How about some basic research before giving an introductory speech? In fact, the book contains the lyrics to 154 songs, which is nowhere near to the total number of songs that Paul has ever written: Paul McCartney reveals the 154 songs featured in forthcoming biography ‘The Lyrics’

  

Paul has been writing for around 64 years(!!) so if it contained all 154 songs that would be less than three a year!! Surely a few seconds thought would make anyone realise that’s wrong. 

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It’s been 2 weeks since someone posted here, sooooooo… what’s everyone’s favorite game? 

Personally, mine’s Cookie Clicker. I played it a while back in 2013-14 and since it was released on Steam I’ve been getting back to work hard. I’m not very good at it, but I’ve been using a few add-one to help me out.

  

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I am on level 7921 of Homescapes, which is the only game I ever really play (and that’s on my phone), plus I have a pool game (the balls not the water) on an old iPod that I use at night as it sends me to sleep for some reason. It was long deleted from the App Store so I can’t get it onto my phone. 
I don’t play video games on consoles. 

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I haven’t played video games regularly since my 80s teen-youth, but playing Guitar Hero with my niece is always fun. (I get a personal bonus thrill out of seeing her discover and enjoy the 40-50 year-old rock classix.) 

As for non-video computer games, I really like FreeCell Solitaire. And standard-deck card games in general (particularly euchre or cribbage) are the most fun.

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