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A spoonful of sugar will only make a person sick and bring the medicine back up, therefore making the situation worse than it was. A catchy tune but not that useful a piece of advice. Unless you are treating horse of course.

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One of my gifts for Christmas was a replica 1st Edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica (circa 1771 for the original); it makes fascinating reading.  Some of the things I have spotted so far while browsing:

  • No Australia :)
  • The Philippines are a group of islands in East Asia; some of which are large
  • America is a bunch of European colonies
  • No Mozart or Beethoven
  • My (partial) baldness is apparently down to a lack of 'natural juices' - no idea which ones
  • All of the other planets in the solar system (there are 6 as of this year including Earth) have life.  This was an era of religious pseudo-science and the author of that article 'proves' this life exists like so: the lord wouldn't have gone to the effort of creating actual planets if there was no life on them; if they were just for us to look at he would have put cute images in the sky instead
  • The midwifery article is amazingly detailed - a complete step by step with illustrations which would be banned as pornography if printed in a glossy magazine

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trcanberra said
One of my gifts for Christmas was a replica 1st Edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica (circa 1771 for the original); it makes fascinating reading.  Some of the things I have spotted so far while browsing:

    • No Australia :)
      • The Philippines are a group of islands in East Asia; some of which are large
        • America is a bunch of European colonies
          • No Mozart or Beethoven
            • My (partial) baldness is apparently down to a lack of 'natural juices' - no idea which ones
              • All of the other planets in the solar system (there are 6 as of this year including Earth) have life.  This was an era of religious pseudo-science and the author of that article 'proves' this life exists like so: the lord wouldn't have gone to the effort of creating actual planets if there was no life on them; if they were just for us to look at he would have put cute images in the sky instead
                • The midwifery article is amazingly detailed - a complete step by step with illustrations which would be banned as pornography if printed in a glossy magazine

                Did they say the earth was flat? a-hard-days-night-george-10

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                3 January 2014
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                ^ ha ha - no - they have at least worked out it is round :)

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                meanmistermustard said
                Does anyone have any idea what a cup represents in cooking? I am seeing recipes listing a cup of flour, 1 1/2 cups of sugar, how am i meant to know what measurement that is? It's like saying a spoonful of sugar, what type of spoon?
                I am so glad yesterday was over.

                Don't make the mistake of thinking that, for example, 1 cup of flour is the same as 1 cup of sugar. They have different gram counterparts. Here is a link that might help you -  http://allrecipes.com/howto/cu.....nversions/

                Sorry you had a bad day yesterday (or is that the day before?)

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                3 January 2014
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                a-hard-days-night-ringo-8 Thanks. The second of January always sucks, just much more than i think it ever will.

                "I told you everything I could about me, Told you everything I could" ('Before Believing' - Emmylou Harris) 

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                My thoughts go out to Michael Schumacher - currently fighting for his life after a horrific ski accident - on, this, his 45th birthday.

                Respect to those fans holding a silent vigil outside the hospital to mark the day.

                Here's hoping his condition improves and he goes on to make a full recovery, and spend many happier birthdays with his wife and children than this one must be for them.

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                3 January 2014
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                Any of our North-East US and Canadian visitors and posters affected by the Giant winter storm over there at the moment? I presume this is the one SatanHimself was experiencing over New Year. 

                Honestly, i would willingly swap the rain and wind beating Scotland for what seems as eternity now for crazy snow weather. Anyone wanting to do a country swap? Reminds me of Ringo just off the train in Washington back in '64, wearing his cool winter hat, not having a clue where he is.

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbu9xTI62hQ

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                meanmistermustard said
                Any of our North-East US and Canadian visitors and posters affected by the Giant winter storm over there at the moment? I presume this is the one SatanHimself was experiencing over New Year. 

                Honestly, i would willingly swap the rain and wind beating Scotland for what seems as eternity now for crazy snow weather. Anyone wanting to do a country swap? Reminds me of Ringo just off the train in Washington back in '64, wearing his cool winter hat, not having a clue where he is.

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbu9xTI62hQ

                 

                It's 11 degrees F (-11.6 C) here but all we got is a dusting of snow. Amazingly, not much ice on the roads, so getting to work wasn't a problem.

                I've never been to Scotland, though. Always wanted to visit. The guy who hosts the Celtic music show I produce, Jack Beck, is from Dunfermline in Fife, and annually takes about 10-12 people to a tour of Scotland and Ireland every summer. If it wasn't so expensive, the wife and I would love to go.

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                meanmistermustard said
                Any of our North-East US and Canadian visitors and posters affected by the Giant winter storm over there at the moment? I presume this is the one SatanHimself was experiencing over New Year. 

                Honestly, i would willingly swap the rain and wind beating Scotland for what seems as eternity now for crazy snow weather. Anyone wanting to do a country swap? Reminds me of Ringo just off the train in Washington back in '64, wearing his cool winter hat, not having a clue where he is.

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbu9xTI62hQ

                Yeah, I'm getting it. Not that much snow, but it's around 10 degrees F. My school got cancelled, so I'm not complaining. Which is why I'm on at 12:40. 

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                4 January 2014
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                Phil Everly has died aged 74. Very very sad news. Not only were The Everly Brothers a huge influence on the Beatles but also they had some quite incredible songs, up there with the best of the best. Very sad news.

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_fkzaAEbQg

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_6qQEyCSv8

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hr3KGaphbjU

                 

                And if you haven't heard it George's stunning cover of Let It Be Me.

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vAWqBiiYWo

                 (Edited to add links Time 11:26).

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                meanmistermustard said
                Phil Everley has died aged 74. Very very sad news. Not only were The Everly Brothers a huge influence on the Beatles but also they had some quite incredible songs, up there with the best of the best. Very sad news.

                (Sorry I can't provide a link but am in an iPod and so it would take forever.)

                I wonder how Paul is taking the news. It's pretty neat he put the Everly Brothers in his song Let 'Em In.

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                meanmistermustard said
                Phil Everley has died aged 74. Very very sad news. Not only were The Everly Brothers a huge influence on the Beatles but also they had some quite incredible songs, up there with the best of the best. Very sad news.

                (Sorry I can't provide a link but am in an iPod and so it would take forever.)

                Sad news - big influence on Simon & Garfunkel as well of course - I have them guesting at one of their concerts on DVD somewhere around here.

                 

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                Yes, very sad news. Here's a link to the paper if anyone wants to know more: http://www.theguardian.com/mus.....rs-dies-74

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                Buying all these Beatles CDs has made me realise that our sound system is great for movies but not for music.  So I went and bought a dedicated CD player, amp and 2 speakers on an interest-free offer.  Of course, I managed to go 50% over budget but the system sounds AWESOME.

                That's the good news.

                Get it home, put on Sgt. Pepper 's to demo to the family, the opening track sounds truly great - then, when it is meant to segue into the 2nd track, it inserts a short silent gap.  Turns out my $400 CD player can't play CDs properly (while our $100 bluray can).  I won't tell you what my wife said.

                Of course, I had broken my usual rule about not buying on a weekend in the excitement, and the store is shut until Monday, and I don't even know where to go from here.

                Sigh.

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                ^ Further to this I just listened to Revolver and have NEVER heard it sound so good.  The thing that has me in two minds is that I got $600 off the price (verified on the net) and may not be able to get anything sounding as good if I replace it.  Of course, the CD gap thing may be why it was on sale, though I honestly don't think the sales person knew.  So I have a couple of days to decide if I can live with the odd erroneous gap and get better sound (or not).

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                For those who are interested, here's some more information I learned about searching. I just had to follow up after having trouble finding a comment acmac made.

                I was looking for the mini-conversation trcanberra and I had about his birthday list.

                I tried "birthday list" site:beatlesbible.com/fourm to no avail - it didn't bring back any results. If you remove the quotation marks, you get lots of entries, but not the right one - just posts that have the words birthday and list in them somewhere but not as an exact phrase.

                I got the same results using Joe's BB search box that is at the top of each page.

                However, using an advanced with the match phrase option selected in the forum search search box, birthday list (without the quotation marks around it) at least brings up the correct thread (and it is the only thread in the results list). This is ok if the comment you are looking for has been made recently.

                I have no clue why the other search won't work.

                As an interesting side note, when I looked at trcanberra's profile (BTW trcanberra, you have 1066 posts - hope your ancestors were on the winning side of the Battle of Hastings or either tried to stay out of the whole bloody mess altogether), and clicked on the "topics trcanberra has posted to" link, the thread where the conversation happened doesn't show up.

                Chalk it all up to the nerdy search geek in me. This stuff fascinates me.

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                ^ We have been on the losing side of every major battle in UK history from what I can tell - but obviously someone managed to survive :)

                The family spent some 100 years in exile in France after supporting Bonnie Prince Charlie and losing.

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                trcanberra said
                ^ We have been on the losing side of every major battle in UK history from what I can tell - but obviously someone manage to survive :)

                The family spent some 100 years in exile in France after supporting Bonnie Prince Charlie and losing.

                Fascinating. And, yes, thankfully someone found a way to survive :-)

                The only war family history I know for me is that on my mom's side we had an ancestor that helped boot the Brits out of America (last name Boyce). I could join the Daughters of the American Revolution if I wanted to. Mom had an aunt that was a member, and she joined my mom and her sister up to the "junior league" version of the organization. Neither mom nor her sister kept up interest in being members though.

                 

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                Lethal Weapon 2 has just finished and Cheer Down is the song that plays over the end credits. Not the regular reason for wanting a film to end. "If your dog should be dead, i'm gonna love you instead".heartahdn_george_01

                 

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